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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JAN 28, 2013

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(SPRINGFIELD, GA) Enmark has cut the ribbon on a new store in Springfield. Services include freshly prepared food including fried chicken, rotisserie chicken, smoked ribs, barbeque, and made to order breakfast. The store also features six flavors of frozen yogurt and a topping bar. Enmark’s Magic Ice is available along with Icee products, brewed tea, and Supreme Bean coffee. Gas, diesel, and car wash are available outside.
SEE PHOTOS OF THE LARGEST ENMARK STORE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The fundraiser, "TIME STARTS NOW" raised $25,000 for the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society. See photos from the event.
http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=399058

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management, a Savannah-based apartment management company, is pleased to announce that Brian Purtell has joined the company as chief financial officer. Purtell comes to Kole Management from Colony Bank, where he served as vice president. For more information on Kole Management, please visit www.apartmentsavannah.com.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Bouhan Falligant, LLP is pleased to announce several additions to the 2012 Georgia Trend Legal Elite List. Attorneys Glen M. Darbyshire, Andrew H. Dekle, J. Daniel Falligant, Leamon R. Holliday III, Kathleen Horne and Susannah Rogers Pedigo have been listed in the magazine’s prestigious annual list. They join Todd M. Baiad, Carlton E. Joyce, Benjamin W. Karpf, John G. Lientz, John B. Manly, Melanie L. Marks and Gregory G. Sewell, who were also named Legal Elite by the magazine. For more information on Bouhan Falligant, LLP, please call 912-232-7000 or visit www.bouhan.com.

  

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s own Bobby Deen and Southern Living magazine Editor-at-Large Kimberly Schlegel Whitman as part of the 2013 Savannah Book Festival taking place February 14-17. Tickets are available for the presentation at 1 PM on Friday, February 15. http://www.savannahbookfestival.org/

(FLAVORWIRE) Business Cards of 20 Famous People http://www.flavorwire.com/364847/the-fascinating-business-cards-of-20-famous-people/20

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enjoy a romantic Valentine Wine and Chocolate Tasting on Thursday February 14, 7-9 PM at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens.  Enjoy live classical music from violinists Julia and Joanna Sellman while tasting the delights of artisan chocolates from Savannah Chocolatiers paired with fine wines.  All proceeds benefit the construction of the Children’s Garden.
$15 per person, $25 per couple ($5 will be a tax-deductible gift)
Reservations required, please call (912) 921-5460

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents:
http://www.youtube.com/sothebysrealty?x=us-en_showcase_1390_2

(TED) The power of introverts: Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated. Our world prizes extroverts — but Susan Cain makes a case for the quiet and contemplative http://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts.html

(SAVANNAH, GA) In 2012 Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire placed 1,406 people in jobs. www.goodwillsavannah.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) Renowned jazz pianists Bob Seeley and John Cocuzzi will perform in Savannah on Friday, February 8 at 6 PM at the Plantation Club at The Landings on Skidaway Island. The piano showdown will benefit Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter. The evening will also include a silent auction. Tickets are $125 each; for more information or to purchase tickets, donate auction items or reserve a table, please contact Marolyn Overton at 912-598-7358 or Dick Miller at 912-598-5049.
http://parkplaceyes.org   

 

(SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS) Insurance Company Bernard Williams Celebrates 75 Years with CNA. SEE PHOTO 

 

SAVANNAH, GA) NBC Today Show co-host Hoda Kotb will present her new book at the 2013 Savannah Book Festival. She joins a growing number of best-selling authors participating in the Festival. Now in its sixth year, this world class book festival will take place February 14-17, 2013 with most events free and open to the public.
http://www.savannahbookfestival.org/ 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Trident Sustainability Group announces a new LEED certification – Mercer University Admissions and Welcome Center in Macon, GA.
www.tridentsustainability.com 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc. announces The Love Walk to raise money for critical programs directly impacting women, children and families struggling through poverty.  The 3.6K Love Walk is scheduled for Saturday, February 9 at 9 AM at Wesley on Drayton Street.
www.wesleyctrs-savh.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) Former Vice President, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and bestselling author Al Gore will speak at the 2013 Savannah Book Festival on Saturday, February 16 at 10:15 AM at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Telfair Square. www.savannahbookfestival.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s time for the 2013 Fast Pitch Competition to help promising local entrepreneurs start new ventures or grow existing ones.  Deadline for applications is February 18 at 5 PM, with competition day being March 28th from 8 AM to 4 PM.  For more information charisse@thecreativecoast.org or 912.447.8457  

(SAVANNAH, GA) Pictures  from the Buy Local  Awards Luncheon  at the Pirate’s House. Keynote Speaker was Ryan Chandler, Vice President of Business Development for the Colonial Group, parent company of several local businesses including Enmark. See winners

(SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS) GOODWILL has a new store on Broughton Street. ARTICLE

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JAN 28, 2013

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(AUGUSTA, GA) Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, along with members of her nationally-acclaimed organization Purpose Built Communities, visited Laney Walker/Bethlehem this past week on a general information and discovery mission to explore development and investment opportunities. Purpose Built is all about holistic redevelopment – it focuses on education, health and wellness, and housing (among others), and has become a national model on how to transform urban centers into thriving places.
http://purposebuiltcommunities.org/ 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art is featuring photographer and filmmaker Kendall Messick for a talk and screening of his acclaimed film The Projectionist. Afterwards, enjoy music by Matthew Buzzell and cocktails in the galleries.Thursday, January 31 at 6:00 p.m.
www.themorris.org 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Laney Walker/Bethlehem kicked off its 5-Year Birthday celebration with a two-day retreat January 17 – 18 to begin to map out plans for the coming five years. Members of the LWB development team, including representatives from Augusta’s Housing Department and APD, met with representatives from various community organizations to consider ways to link developments in Laney Walker/Bethlehem to the rest of Augusta’s urban core.
www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Wallace branch of the Augusta Regional Library (located on Laney Walker Boulevard)is featuring a talk by Kristin Eberhart entitled ""To College or Not?". February 13 at 11:00.
http://www.ecgrl.org/ 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Revitalization Initiative has received a 2013 National Planning Excellence Award from the American Planning Association and Department of Housing and Urban Development. This prestigious national award places emphasis on how creative housing, economic development, and private investments have been used in or with a comprehensive community development plan to empower a community. laneywalkerbethlehem.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/HUD-AugustaLaneyWalker2013_web.pdf.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) This week’s YouTube video from the desk of Mayor Deke Copenhaver features Augusta’s Sustainability Manager, John Stout.
http://youtu.be/XMejTXdFijs?hd=1 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) GRU is rolling out its plan for street calming along Laney Walker Boulevard, a plan that many are citing as a win-win solution to reducing potential vehicle fatalities while also maintaining connectivity to adjacent neighborhoods such as Laney Walker and Bethlehem.
http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-01-07/open-house-laney-walker-plan 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The New Bethlehem Community Center is featuring an event of fellowship, food, and entertainment to improve the quality of life, called “The 2013 Souper Bowl.” Saturday, Feb. 2, 5 pm at Fat Man’s Cafe. For more information, contact Sheridan Glaze at sheridanglaze@aol.com 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem development team is set to release an RFP for development of a Heritage Trail for this award-winning development. More more information, contact Abbie Rickoff
arickoff@assetproperty.com 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Heritage Pine Homeowners Association will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday, January 28, 6 to 8 pm at 1228 Laney Walker Boulevard. www.heritagepineaugusta.com 

 

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JAN 14, 2013

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(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Revitalization Initiative has received a 2013 National Planning Excellence Award from the American Planning Association and Department of Housing and Urban Development. This prestigious national award places emphasis on how creative housing, economic development, and private investments have been used in or with a comprehensive community development plan to empower a community. laneywalkerbethlehem.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/HUD-AugustaLaneyWalker2013_web.pdf.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Tomorrow, Inc. board has just announced the completion of a newly updated and interactive History section on its website. The updated section not only chronicles the history of Augusta Tomorrow, but of the City of Augusta during the last 30 years.
www.augustatomorrow.com 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) GHSU is rolling out its plan for street calming along Laney Walker Boulevard, a plan that many are citing as a win-win solution to reducing potential vehicle fatalities while also maintaining connectivity to adjacent neighborhoods such as Laney Walker and Bethlehem.
http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-01-07/open-house-laney-walker-plan 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Greater Augusta Arts Council of Augusta GA has received a coveted Community Foundation of the CSRA grant. The grant will be used to present “14 Stations,” the work of internationally renowned photographer, David Michalek. This presentation at Sacred Heart Cultural Center in June, will be the culmination of a week-long exploration of the impact of art on social change – specifically showcasing the work of local social service agencies who focus on the transition out of homelessness. From January to June the Arts council will be working with numerous agency partners to introduce art into the lives of transitioning families and individuals.
http://www.augustaarts.com/
For a full list of grant recipients:
http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-12-07/community-foundation-announces-grants-40-area-organizations 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem development team has released an RFP for development opportunities of two iconic, historic structures: one at the former site of St. Benedict’s Boarding School (Laney Walker Boulevard and 12th Street), and the other at the site of the Penny Savings & Loan. Interested parties should contact Warren Campbell at wcampbell@assetproperty.com.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Heritage Pine Homeowners Association will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, January 28, 6 to 8 pm at 1228 Laney Walker Boulevard. www.heritagepineaugusta.com 

 

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JAN. 14, 2013

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(SAVANNAH, GA / AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Revitalization in Augusta, Ga. has received a National Planning Excellence Award from the American Planning Association and Department of Housing and Urban Development. Principals Martin Melaver and Patty McIntosh of Savannah firm Melaver McIntosh oversee strategic positioning, communication and outreach for this pioneering effort to regenerate nearly 1,100acres of Augusta’s urban center.  laneywalkerbethlehem.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/HUD-AugustaLaneyWalker2013_web.pdf .

(WASHINGTON POST) Ouch! No, you’re not imagining it. Your paycheck just shrank! http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/01/11/ouch-no-youre-not-imagining-it-your-paycheck-just-shrunk/  

 

(SPRINGFIELD, GA) Enmark Stations, Inc. will celebrate the grand opening of its newest location in Springfield, Ga., on Friday, January 18 at 11 a.m. The station, located at 1283 Highway 21 South, is the company’s first store in Springfield. Mayor Barton A. Alderman and several city council members are expected to be on hand for the ribbon cutting. For more information on Enmark Stations, Inc., please call 912-236-1331 or visit    

 www.enmarkstations.com.  

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Former Vice President, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and bestselling author Al Gore will speak at the 2013 Savannah Book Festival on Saturday, February 16 at 10:15 AM at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Telfair Square. www.savannahbookfestival.org 

 

(FORBES) Why You Should Be On Google Plus (Even Though No One Else Is) http://www.forbes.com/sites/dorieclark/2013/01/04/why-you-should-be-on-google-plus-even-though-no-one-else-is/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Renowned jazz pianists Bob Seeley and John Cocuzzi will perform in Savannah on Friday, February 8 at 6 PM at the Plantation Club at The Landings on Skidaway Island. The piano showdown will benefit Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, a temporary shelter and outreach service that serves youth from Savannah and the surrounding area. The evening will also include a silent auction. Tickets are $125 each; for more information or to purchase tickets, donate auction items or reserve a table, please contact Marolyn Overton at 912-598-7358 or Dick Miller at 912-598-5049.
http://parkplaceyes.org  

(SCORE) Small Business Owners, mark your calendar for the 4th Thursday of each month, for area experts giving their TOP TEN TIPS on various subjects. First lecture will be "How to get the most from your Social Media",  on Thursday January 24, 2013 from 11:30 – 1pm at 111 East Liberty Street. FREE. RSVP 912.652.4335.  Noah Yaughn, the owner of Arc Media Group will be the speaker.

(SAVANNAH, GA) TICKETS AVAILABLE: The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society invites Savannah area businesses and groups to participate in the inaugural "Time Starts Now!" Competition, on Wednesday, January 24, 2013 at Benedictine Military School Gym. Teams will compete in "Minute to Win It"-style challenges, building confidence, raising funds and having fun all at the same time. All funds raised will benefit Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society programs and activities. http://www.ldssga.org/time-starts-now.html  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day kicks off the first round of free entrance days in the National Parks in 2013.  Fort Pulaski National Monument is one of nearly 400 national parks across the country where the park entrance fees will be waived. More information on free entrance days in the National Parks can be found at www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah native Janet Boyden has joined Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty as a REALTOR®/relocation specialist. She will work in the company’s Savannah and Bluffton, S.C., offices. Boyden comes to Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty from Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, where she also served as a REALTOR®/relocation specialist. She was named to the Atlanta Board of Realtors Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club for four years. Known for its tradition of integrity, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in residential and commercial properties in Savannah and the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina www.celiadunnsir.com 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Acclaimed Southern artist Laura DiNello has donated one of her signature pieces to the 2013 Savannah Book Festival. The painting will be auctioned during the Festival taking place February 14-17. Most events are free and open to the public. http://www.savannahbookfestival.org/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association will meet Sat., Jan. 26, 10:30am at The Exchange Restaurant on Waters, 6710 Waters Ave. in Savannah. Harvey Varnadoe, RN and polio survivor, will discuss "Pain Management: Part 2." Polio survivors and guests are invited. For information call 912-927-8332 or 843-837-1230 or go to www.coaastalempirepoliosurvivors.org (There is no charge for this meeting.)

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s time for the 2013 Fast Pitch Competition to help promising local entrepreneurs start new ventures or grow existing ones. Deadline for applications is February 18 at 5 PM, with competition day being March 28th from 8 AM to 4 PM. For more information charisse@thecreativecoast.org or 912.447.8457

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) St Andrew’s School features alumni in new ad campaign. Dale Holloway ’82 who is employed at Georgia Power and is also the incoming chair for the United Way Campaign this fall is one of the selected alumni.  He has three children at St. Andrew’s and is a member of the school’s Board of Trustees.
See AD 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Buy Local Announces January 24th Awards Luncheon at the Pirate’s House. Keynote Speaker will be Ryan Chandler, Vice President of Business Development for the Colonial Group, parent company of several local businesses including Enmark. He will discuss the pivotal role that local businesses play in the local economy. The cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members, and RSVP’s are required by 5 PM Monday, January 21. Reservations and advanced payment may be made on-line at www.buylocalsavannah.com

(STATESBORO, GA) Goodwill in Statesboro will hold a ribbon cutting for the Grand Opening of the Retail Store and Job Connection Career Center  on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 9:00am – 10:30am.

(LINKEDIN.COM)  31 Types of Blog Posts for Every Day of the Month http://blog.iacquire.com/2013/01/10/31-types-of-content-for-every-day-of-the-month/?goback=.gde_1943247_member_203570201

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents 920 East Victory Drive  http://www.celiadunnsir.com/listings/residential/mls-97649-920-east-victory-drive/ This home, often call "The Wedding Cake House" was completely renovated in ’00 while thoughtfully keeping and restoring every historic feature possible. 912-234-3323.

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