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November 2013

Five Things Every Condo Association Board Member Should Know

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Five Things Every Condo Association Board Member Should Know

There are many reasons why someone takes part in the board of their condo association. However, no matter what their reason for taking the position, it’s important to be aware of the responsibilities and obligations they are undertaking. By not knowing the inner workings of a condo association board, you can potentially open yourself up to lawsuits. Here are five tips that every association board member should know to protect themselves and dutifully represent their complex:

1. Know what a “unit” is as defined by your association declarations and documents. This critical and proper understanding will greatly affect the reaction to maintenance, insurance claims, the use of space, customization and the board member’s enforcement opportunities.

2. Know what your responsibilities are and where your authority, as a board member, begins and ends. You are there to enforce your covenants and by-laws. These should be referred to when addressing any question or concern.

3. Know how to balance the ever-present struggle of properly maintaining property while striving to increase reserves. Be wise and empathetic in your process and tone while enforcing the covenants and by-laws. The way in which you communicate can bolster the culture of your association or it can create contentiousness.

4. Know the difference between maintenance requirements and insured claims. It is very common for the association to be responsible for maintaining and insuring common elements but for the unit owners to be responsible for maintaining and insuring their unit. Any time the roles and obligations cross back and forth, there is confusion. Get a clear understanding of your situation right away. Your property manager and association attorney, along with your insurance agent, are the proper resource for answering these issues.

5. Know the difference between who is responsible and who has authority when the question, “What is fair?” arises. In many circumstances, the roles are very clearly defined with authority being given directly via the condominium instruments, and what seems to be fair and equitable is not always the correct method for distributing the financial burden associated with a loss or dispute.

These topics and more will be discussed at the First Condo Lecture hosted by Bernard Williams & Company, McCorkle & Johnson and Lanier Property Management on Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center. Condo board members are invited, and the event includes lunch. To reserve your spot, RSVP to rsewell@bwcco.com by Nov. 29.

Dan Pavlin and Ryan Sewell are account executives at Bernard Williams & Company.

(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, NOV 23, 2013

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(AUGUSTA, GA) – The editors of Augusta Community Headline News would like to wish everyone in the community a wonderful Thanksgiving. As we all take time away from daily routines to think about the many things we have to be thankful of, we too would like to reflect back upon some of the many gifts that have blessed this community:

 

Place-making, cultural celebrations such as Jazz on Pine, Arts in the Heart, the Westobou Festival, and Laney Walker/Bethlehem’s Blocks are Beautiful celebration as well as ongoing exhibits and activities at the Morris and Lucy Laney Museums, the Gertrude Herbert Institute, and the Augusta Public library

 

Leadership from all corners of the City to promote live/work/play opportunities in the City’s urban core, ranging from the Mills project to Augusta Tomorrow’s Westobou Plan to downtown retail to the national award-winning development Heritage Pine

 

Citizen engagement to move forward an Artspace development – which will provide for studio/demonstration/live spaces for Augusta area artists and other cultural creatives – and a soon-to-be-designed African American Heritage Trail – an historical/cultural/recreation set of pathways connecting Harrisburg, the Medical District, downtown Augusta, and Laney Walker/Bethlehem

 

Community vision for world-changing ideas, to be showcased at Augusta’s first annual TEDx conference this coming January

 

And finally, the ongoing efforts of so many folks in the community to make in-town living vibrant, engaging, and rich with meaning

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

 

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, NOV 18, 2013

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(AUGUSTA, GA) – Artspace returns to Augusta this week to share recommendations gleaned from an online survey of Augusta area artists and other creatives about the types of work and living spaces they need. A public meeting will be held Monday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m. at 600 Broad Street to discuss the final report and next steps. Stay up to date with the latest news at https://www.facebook.com/CulturalAugusta. 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) – The Laney Walker/Bethlehem development team has selected Cranston Engineering Group to plan and program a multi-modal, African American Heritage Trail. The trail is intended to promote the prominent historical legacy of Augusta’s Laney Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods, serve as an economic driver for heritage tourism, and provide greater connectivity between Laney Walker/Bethlehem and its adjacent neighbors. www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) – The Glenn Hills High Jazz Ensemble (www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDWP73RPR-Y) will round out this season’s Jazz on Pine concert series with a performance Saturday, November 23 at 5:00 p.m. at the Heritage Pine pocket park. A celebration of music and community in Laney Walker Bethlehem, Jazz on Pine was planned and orchestrated by highly-regarded jazz keyboardist Karen Gordon and is sponsored by the Heritage Pine Homeowners Association and City of Augusta. The concert is free and open to the public. http://www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/blog/ 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) – Sixteen speakers have been selected to pitch their ideas at TEDxTelfairStreet. TEDxTelfairStreet is a local version of the TED conferences held worldwide to support world-changing ideas. Tickets are limited for this inaugural event, which will be held Friday, January 31, 2014 from 9am-5pm at the Augusta-Richmond County Main Library, 823 Telfair Street. http://tedxtelfairstreet.com/

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) – The Paine College Department of Business will hold an internship career fair November 20, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the Candler Memorial Ballroom, 1235 15th Street, Augusta. http://www.paine.edu/ 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta Christmas Light Up Spectacular Call For Vendors: If you would like to submit an application as a vendor for this year’s Christmas Light Up Spectacular, visit www.myaugustadowntown.com/. Applications are due November 30.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History’s Annual Quilt Exhibition continues through December 30, 2013. This year’s exhibit features quilts crafted by Atlanta’s Brown Sugar Stitchers, a guild of African American quilters from the metro-Atlanta area. For information, visit www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/events.htm. 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art has posted a fresh, new calendar of events featuring films, music, exhibits, workshops, lectures and more for November 2013 – February 2014. http://www.themorris.org/calendar/calendar.html 

 

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, NOV 18, 2013

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(AUGUSTA, GA) – Artspace returns to Augusta this week to share recommendations gleaned from an online survey of Augusta area artists and other creatives about the types of work and living spaces they need. A public meeting will be held Monday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m. at 600 Broad Street to discuss the final report and next steps. Stay up to date with the latest news at https://www.facebook.com/CulturalAugusta. 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) – The Laney Walker/Bethlehem development team has selected Cranston Engineering Group to plan and program a multi-modal, African American Heritage Trail. The trail is intended to promote the prominent historical legacy of Augusta’s Laney Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods, serve as an economic driver for heritage tourism, and provide greater connectivity between Laney Walker/Bethlehem and its adjacent neighbors. www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) – The Glenn Hills High Jazz Ensemble (www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDWP73RPR-Y) will round out this season’s Jazz on Pine concert series with a performance Saturday, November 23 at 5:00 p.m. at the Heritage Pine pocket park. A celebration of music and community in Laney Walker Bethlehem, Jazz on Pine was planned and orchestrated by highly-regarded jazz keyboardist Karen Gordon and is sponsored by the Heritage Pine Homeowners Association and City of Augusta. The concert is free and open to the public. http://www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/blog/ 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) – Sixteen speakers have been selected to pitch their ideas at TEDxTelfairStreet. TEDxTelfairStreet is a local version of the TED conferences held worldwide to support world-changing ideas. Tickets are limited for this inaugural event, which will be held Friday, January 31, 2014 from 9am-5pm at the Augusta-Richmond County Main Library, 823 Telfair Street. http://tedxtelfairstreet.com/

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) – The Paine College Department of Business will hold an internship career fair November 20, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the Candler Memorial Ballroom, 1235 15th Street, Augusta. http://www.paine.edu/ 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta Christmas Light Up Spectacular Call For Vendors: If you would like to submit an application as a vendor for this year’s Christmas Light Up Spectacular, visit www.myaugustadowntown.com/. Applications are due November 30.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History’s Annual Quilt Exhibition continues through December 30, 2013. This year’s exhibit features quilts crafted by Atlanta’s Brown Sugar Stitchers, a guild of African American quilters from the metro-Atlanta area. For information, visit www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/events.htm. 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art has posted a fresh, new calendar of events featuring films, music, exhibits, workshops, lectures and more for November 2013 – February 2014. http://www.themorris.org/calendar/calendar.html 

 

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, NOV 18, 2013

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(SAVANNAH, GA)  Goodwill recently received more than 17 truckloads of office furniture, including computer desks, executive desks, training tables, bookshelves, filing cabinets in various sizes, office chairs of all sizes and colors, and etc. from a generous donor.  Liquidation sale on Friday, November 22 from 11 am to 7 pm and Saturday, November 23 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Old Savannah Airport (1001 Davidson Drive). This furniture is in good condition and priced to sell to the public.

www.goodwillsavannah.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty introduces 27 Ralston’s Way. Owner recently made upgrades to this custom built home in Herb River Bend Subdivision. Custom built outdoor slate patio with outdoor fire pit, brand new top of the line five burner cook top and custom vent hood, new carpet throughout, new paint throughout and exterior trim. $575,000, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,602 sq ft. For more info, contact Staci Donegan at 912-247-2052 http://celiadunnsir.com/listings/residential/mls-110176-27-ralstons-way/  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Mall will unveil "Remembering Our Fallen," a 50-foot exhibit commemorating fallen soldiers, on Nov. 23 at noon in the Center Court. The traveling exhibit, which pays tribute to U.S. troops from Georgia who have died as a result of wounds suffered in war zones since 9/11, will be on display in the Center Court now through January 5, 2014. For more information about the Savannah Mall, please visit www.savannahmall.com or call 912-927-7467.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmark Stations, Inc. is pleased to announce that Doug Carroll has joined the company as Director of Real Estate. Carroll has held various roles within the retail real estate industry, from shopping center leasing to c-store development with RaceTrac Petroleum and most recently as southeastern Real Estate Manager with Papa Murphy’s Pizza For more information on Enmark Stations, Inc., please call 912-236-1331 or visit enmarkenjoy.com.   

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) ApartmentSavannah.com has commissioned a 225-foot-wide mural at Edgewater Terrace Apartments that will redefine Savannah’s view of the last leg of Truman Parkway’s expansion. The Savannah-centric mural, painted by Katherine Sandoz and team, was commissioned to reflect the beauty of the lowcountry’s landscape in the heart of Southside Savannah. The mural is scheduled to be completed Tuesday, Nov. 19th and can be viewed from Edgewater Trace Apartments, located at 10714 Abercorn Ave.  Apartmentsavannah.com  

 

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(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) Tybee Island to host second annual Jane Coslick’s Holiday Cottage Tour on December 7, 2013. Proceeds to Benefit Humane Society for Greater Savannah. http://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1410&Itemid=16

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Check out this 50ft Christmas Tree in the center court at Savannah Mall https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151701059556816&set=a.10151602408011816.1073741831.20693851815&type=1&theater  

 

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(SAVANNAH) Midtown Miracle Community Garden free talk, "Designing Your Organic Garden Box," on Tuesday, November 19 at 5 pm at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn Street 31405. Bring produce and protein products to donate to Second Harvest! MStarArts.org or FB@Midtown Miracle Community Garden. RSVP MStarArts@gmail.com or 912-355-8111

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2014 Savannah Book Festival, February 13-16, 2014, will feature New York Times best-selling author James L. Swanson and his latest book, End of Days. Swanson will discuss his book and the Kennedy assassination during a main day session at the 2014 Savannah Book Festival, February 15. His presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Executive Director Robin Gold at 912.598.4040, info@savannahbookfestival.org or visit savannahbookfestival.org.

(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE, Savannah welcomes Bob Wimberly, CPA,CMA,MBA,M.Ed, as its newest mentor. Bob’s skills are primarily in the areas of business financial management and business loan qualification. Bob spent 26 years in community banking, focusing on consumer and commercial lending, operations and investments, culminating with 15 years as a CEO, and 8 years as the owner of an accounting and tax practice. www.savannah.score.org.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announces the November presentation in the Top Ten Lecture Series entitled, "Making the Unseen Penny Help Your Bottom Line." The speaker is Jim Leferriere, a senior sales associate with the Merchant Service Center, Hilton Head Island, SC. The presentation will be in the SCORE conference room, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, Wednesday, November 20, 2013. The program is free, but please bring your lunch. Jim’s presentation will focus on the cost to the merchant of processing credit card purchases for goods or services. RSVP 912-652-4335 or by registering at this link:  https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=anwty5eab&oeidk=a07e8i14f738c1020af&oseq=a022d7gw3s77jr

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Sixth Annual Yuletide Jam fundraiser will take place in Paxton Park (behind the Isle of Hope Pool/Fire Department) from 1:30 pm -8 pm. This annual music fundraiser raises money for the Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia during the holiday season providing food to many thousands of people’s tables in our area. This year’s event will include live music, a chili cook-off, kids activities, tree lighting, Santa visit, and a food drive for a $20 donation. For more information, please go to yuletidejam.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Buy Local Savannah is pleased to announce its year-end holiday party. The evening also doubles as a Community Food Drive on behalf of America’s Second Harvest Food Bank. The event will take place on Tuesday, December 3, at at 175 West Bay St, 6 – 9 pm. Members $20; Non-members $30, plus two cans of food for our needy neighbors. Reservations and advanced payment may be made on-line at buylocalsavannah.com. Contact: Michele Thompson, 272-6767.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue’s Home 4 the Holidays program runs through January 2 and aims to raise funds for veterinary care, restock supplies, and find loving homes for their rescued pets. NEXT EVENT –visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/h4th or contact Lisa Scarbrough at lisa@coastalpetrescue.org.

 

 

 

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ApartmentSavannah.com Commissions Public Art Mural at Edgewater Terrace Apartments

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ApartmentSavannah.com Commissions Public Art Mural at Edgewater Trace Apartments
(SAVANNAH, GA) ApartmentSavannah.com has commissioned a 225-foot-tall mural at Edgewater Trace Apartments that aims to help beautify the generic highway look of the last leg of the Truman Parkway expansion. The Savannah-centric mural, painted by Katherine Sandoz and team, was commissioned to reflect the beauty of the lowcountry’s landscape in the heart of Southside Savannah.
The final phase of the Truman Parkway

expansion includes a barrier wall wrapping around the decorative pond that serves as one of Edgewater Trace’s most distinguishing features. Jeff Kole, owner of ApartmentSavannah.com and Edgewater Trace Apartments, saw a mural as the perfect way to enhance their resident’s experience by highlighting the beauty inherent to the lowcountry while camouflaging the concrete wall. “We saw this as an opportunity to commission a noted public artist and advocate, Katherine Sandoz, to design a mural which would both beautify and unify the look of the pond and, perhaps, advance the discussion about how public art can enhance the natural beauty of our community,” said Jeff Kole of Kole Management, owner and operator of ApartmentSavannah.com.

The mural will transform the wall into a 225-foot-tall canvas that will display the landscape, skyscape, and waterways that the Savannah area is best known for. The mural at Edgewater Trace is part of a nationwide wall-art trend, facilitated locally by SeeSAW (See Savannah Art Walls). The Edgewater Trace mural is the third locally permitted project for artist Katherine Sandoz.

“Public arts marry individuals and cement community experiences as they so often represent the celebration of what is universally experienced, introduce new ideas, in new ways, that resonate universally,” said Sandoz. “All cities have a Southside, but not all cities have a property owner who is committed to highlighting and celebrating the individual flavor of the city and its indigenous beauty.”

The mural is scheduled to be unveiled Tuesday, Nov. 19th and can be viewed from Edgewater Trace Apartments, located at 10714 Abercorn Ave.

About Katherine Sandoz
Intrigued by the people and landscapes of Savannah and coastal Georgia, Katherine Sandoz paints daily in her studio in Vernonburg. Her work is fueled by her romance with the act of painting and inspired by her surroundings and the rich history and tradition of the Deep South. By painting and drawing these subjects, she hopes to preserve, catalog and celebrate the terrain of daily life. For more information on Katherine Sandoz, visit www.katherinesandoz.com.

About Apartmentsavannah.com and Kole Management
Apartmentsavannah.com is owned and operated by Kole Management Company, the largest apartment management firm based in the Savannah area. The company owns and operates six apartment communities in Savannah and three in Garden City, comprising more than 1,350 units. The company’s newest acquisition, The Palms, is a 408-unit apartment community located in the West Ashley neighborhood of Charleston, South Carolina. Residents of apartmentsavannah.com communities enjoy many benefits, including the ability to pay rent and request work orders online. The company employs more than 60 maintenance, management and leasing personnel, all of whom are local and able to assist residents with their immediate needs.

In addition to managing the apartment communities, Kole Management owns and operates six warehouse distribution facilities in the Savannah area. For more information on Kole Management and apartmentsavannah.com, please visit www.kolemc.com.

Goodwill recently received more than 17 truckloads of office furniture, Sale Nov 22 &23

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire will hold a huge office furniture
liquidation sale on Friday, November 22 from 11 am to 7 pm and Saturday, November 23 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Old Savannah Airport (1001 Davidson Drive). This furniture is in good condition and priced to sell to the public.

Goodwill recently received more than 17 truckloads of office furniture, including computer desks, executive desks, training tables, bookshelves, filing cabinets in various sizes, office chairs of all sizes and colors, and etc. from a generous donor. Proceeds from this sale will help to fund the organizations mission to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed. www.goodwillsavannah.org

 

About Goodwill of the Coastal Empire
Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization with over 600
employees. In 2012, Goodwill provided services to 24,427 people and placed 1,406 into
employment. Goodwill serves 33 counties in Georgia and South Carolina, operating 15
retail locations, and seven Job Connection Centers. Goodwill accepts tax deductible
donations of clothing, household items, computers, and car donations, as well as
operates an online store at www.shopgoodwill.com. For more information on Goodwill
of the Coastal Empire, please visit www.goodwillsavannah.org. Find us on Facebook:
Savannah Goodwill or follow us on Twitter: @SavGoodwill.

Tybee Island to host second annual Jane Coslick’s Holiday Cottage Tour on December 7, 2013

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Media Contact: Shirley Sessions or Sandy McCloud

912.786.0786 or 912.484.7355

www.tybeefun.com

Tybee Island to host second annual Jane Coslick’s Holiday Cottage Tour on

December 7, 2013

Proceeds to Benefit Humane Society for Greater Savannah

WHAT: Jane Coslick’s Holiday Cottage Tour. Kick off the holiday season with

bright beach colors and historic cottages collide. Homes featured on this

the second annual tour of Tybee Island’s historic cottages with renowned

interior designer Jane Coslick. Guests will enjoy exclusive access to 10

unique cottage chic homes and learn what happens when imagination,

year’s tour include Maddies on Jones, Blues Away Cottage, Doc Holiday,

Cover Girl, Southern Tides, Paws and Paddles and Tybee Bluebird Suite.

Refreshments will be provided at North Beach Bar and Grill from 11:30

AM-3:00PM. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society for Greater

Savannah and will help fulfill its goal to open a community low-cost spay/

neuter clinic.

WHEN: Saturday, December 7, 2013

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Tybee Island, Georgia (Maps will be provided with tickets and online

at www.tybeefun.com & FaceBook)

COST: Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at: http://

www.humanesocietysav.org/holidaytour/ or at the Savannah Humane

Society Thrift Shop, located at 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. in Savannah;

Seaside Sisters, located at 1207 U.S. Hwy. 80 on Tybee Island; and

Tybean Art and Coffee Bar, located in the Tybee Oaks Shopping

Center, 1213 US Highway 80 East.

MORE INFO: Thanks to the following sponsors: City of Tybee Island, FastSigns of

Savannah, Mermaid Cottages, North Beach Bar and Grill, Seaside Sisters,

Tybean Art and Coffee Bar, Tybee Cottages, Tybee Joy Vacations, and

Paula Deen’sY’all Come Inn. For more information, please visit http://

www.tybeefun.com or call 912-786.0786.

ABOUT TYBEE ISLAND:

Tybee Island, Georgia, an island paradise located just 20 minutes east of historic downtown

Savannah, is an ideal year-round vacation destination. Steeped in tradition and history, Tybee

Island is home to fascinating forts, informative museums, a historic lighthouse complex and

miles of sandy beaches. Rich in relaxed style, Tybee Island also features a blend of eclectic art

galleries, charming shops and exceptional restaurants. For more information about Tybee Island,

please visit www.TybeeVisit.com online or call 912.786.5444.

Tybee Island’s Most Recent Accolades:

● “Perfect Little Beach Town: The All-American Hamlet” – Southern Living

● “Best Family Beaches on the East Coast” – Fodor’s

● “Best Beaches for Families” – Parents Magazine

● Top 10 Vacation Rental Hotspots for 2010 – TripAdvisor

● Top 10 City Beaches in America – AOL

● #1 Healthiest Beach in America – Health Magazine

● “Readers’ Choice Best Beach” – Georgia Magazine

● “Best One Tank Trip” – Atlanta Journal Constitution

● “Best Beach Retreat” – Creative Loafing Atlanta

● Bicycle Friendly Community – League of American Bicyclists

● Best Day Trip and Most Fun Place to Take the Kids – Savannah Magazine

ABOUT HUMANE SOCIETY FOR GREATER SAVANNAH:

Mission Statement

The mission of the Humane Society for Greater Savannah is to help ensure that all pets live

in loving homes with responsible owners by conducting adoptions and providing education,

owner assistance and affordable spay and neuter services. For more information, please visit

www.humanesocietysav.org.

ABOUT JANE COSLICK:

Jane Coslick is a highly acclaimed interior designer and known preservationist with work

featured in books, on television, and in over 25 print publications, including La Vie Claire,

Southern Living, Coastal Living, Sunset, This Old House, and Cottage Living. A maven on

saving historic homes from demolition and preserving their integrity, Jane has inspired thousands

across the country to follow suit. Her chic yet simple interiors feature salvaged and one-of-a-kind

finds with sunny color combos that guarantee a smile. Jane has branded her signature look via

her online store, where she showcases lines of furniture, paint, art, accessories, and more. Visit

www.janecoslick.com for more information. http://www.janecoslick.com/

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Jesup Goodwill Opening New Opportunities in the Community

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(JESUP, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire is pleased to announce the opening of the newest Goodwill Retail Store and Job Connection location in Jesup at 990 North Macon Street on Thursday, December 5th at 10 a.m.

Goodwill’s expansion of services to Wayne County comes as a welcome relief to many in the community. Goodwill plans to serve the community with a retail store, convenient donation center and Job Connection center.

The Jesup Goodwill will serve as the sixteenth retail location with a nearly 12,000 foot facility. Goodwill is expected to employ about 25 new employees from the local area.

This will be Goodwill’s eighth Job Connection Center in the region.

The Jesup Center offers job seekers access to job leads and provides the technology resources to prepare the job seeker for a successful job search. The Center Manager serves as an onsite coordinator that works with individuals to explore different career interests and develop a plan based on the individual’s personal job goals.

There is a definite need for these services with Georgia’s unemployment rate at 8.4 percent, well above the national average. The job connection center offers assistance with resume writing, interviewing skills, health and wellness education, financial literacy, and many other classes. Career fairs and other networking opportunities are open to the public. Free computer and internet access enables applicants to view job postings and submit their job history online.

When community members donate, shop, or make a monetary contribution Goodwill is able to serve more individuals. In 2012, Goodwill of the Coastal Empire placed into meaningful employment more than 1,400 people.

About Goodwill of the Coastal Empire:
Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is dedicated to the mission of assisting people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed. The not-for-profit organization employs nearly 600 employees throughout the area. In 2012, Goodwill provided services to 24,427 people and placed 1,406 people into employment through various programs offered throughout the region. Goodwill of the Coastal Empire serves 33 counties in Georgia and South Carolina, operating 15 retail locations and six Job Connection Centers in the region. Goodwill accepts tax deductible donations of clothing, household items, computers, and car donations, as well as operates an online store at www.shopgoodwill.com. For more information on Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, please visit www.goodwillsavannah.org. Find us on Facebook: Goodwill Savannah or follow us on Twitter: @SavGoodwill.

Savannah Mall to Unveil 50-Foot Traveling Exhibit Commemorating Fallen Soldiers on Nov. 23

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Savannah Mall to Unveil 50-Foot Traveling Exhibit Commemorating Fallen Soldiers on Nov. 23
“Remembering Our Fallen,” which honors Georgians who have died in war zones since 9/11, on display in Center Court Through January

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Mall will unveil “Remembering Our Fallen,” a 50-foot exhibit commemorating fallen soldiers, on Nov. 23 at noon in the Center Court. The traveling exhibit, which pays tribute to U.S. troops from Georgia who have died as a result of wounds suffered in war zones since 9/11, will be on display in the Center court through January 5, 2014.

“We are deeply honored to present ‘Remembering Our Fallen’ to our community,” said Savannah Mall General Manager Phil McConnell. “During this time of year when families and friends come together to celebrate the holidays, the Savannah Mall would like to take a moment to pause and honor our fellow Georgians who have given their lives protecting our country. We hope the community will visit the exhibit and take part in this very special and moving tribute.”

“Remembering Our Fallen” was the brainchild of Bill and Evonne Williams, residents of Omaha, Neb., whose four sons have served in the U.S. military. Through their organization Patriotic Productions and with educational sponsorship from Bellevue University, the Williams have created 11 Remembering Our Fallen exhibits for states including Georgia, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, Arizona, North Dakota, Kansas, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Texas.

Each exhibit includes formal military photos, along with favorite personal photos of the fallen soldiers, which have been provided by family members. The exhibits are individually crafted for each state and travel from venue to venue within that state. The Williams plan to eventually create exhibits for all 50 states.

“Our mission is that these men and women not be forgotten. Having it at the Savannah Mall will give so many people the opportunity to pay their respects to these men and women who served their country and made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Bill Williams.

About the Savannah Mall

The Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn Street, features anchor stores Bass Pro Shops, Dillard’s, Target, Burlington Coat Factory and A.C. Moore. The 960,000-square-foot, two-level mall, which opened in 1990, is also home to national retailers including Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Gymboree, Game Stop, Champs, Claire’s, Hibbet Sporting Goods, Finish Line, Kay Jewelers, Marks & Morgan Jewelers, Shoe Dept., Zales Jewelers, Rue 21 and Cato. The Savannah Mall also boasts a growing number of locally owned businesses, among them Savannah Piano, LiveOak Orchids, Fitness Emporium, Aqua Swim Store, Relentless Records and Vapors Smoke Shop. Virginia College, located on the lower level of the Savannah Mall, offers a variety of classes in areas such as cosmetology, medical billing, culinary arts, business, healthcare and more.

The Savannah Mall’s Food Court features a diverse selection of eateries, including Chick-fil-a, Savannah Gyro, Sbarro Italian Eatery, China Max, Sakkio Japan, Cajun Café and Subway. Other dining options at the mall include Ruby Tuesdays and Texas Roadhouse, along with Savannah Candy Co., Cold Stone Creamery, Dear Cupcakes, the Nutty Bavarian and Pete’s Italian Ice. The Savannah Mall has a number of attractions for children, among them a double-decker carousel in the Food Court and soft play area on the lower level.

For more information about the Savannah Mall, please visit www.savannahmall.com or call 912-927-7467. For leasing information, please contact Becky Orsi-Faircloth, marketing/specialty leasing manager at 912-927-9663
 or orsib@urbanretail.com.