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December 2013

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, DEC 16, 2013

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(OSSABAW ISLAND, GA)  Ring in the New Year on Ossabaw Island:
Wild Night on Ossabaw, December 31, 2013-January 1, 2014. Tickets from $100 to $350.Overnight trip featuring an afternoon island and beach tour, a sky watching/astronomy program after dinner and a midnight champagne toast.   912-233-5104. http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/ring-in-the-new-year-on-ossabaw-island-wild-night-on-ossabaw-december-31-2013-january-1-2014/

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2nd Annual Memory Run for Emma Blu & Edison Kate’s Kids Run takes place on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 2 pm in Daffin Park. This is an informal 5k and includes a newly added Kids Fun Run. More details to come. Run to benefit the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society of Savannah.

(SAVANNAH, GA) KIDS HELPING KIDS is a used toy collection project that has been operating for 32 years in the Savannah community. Please deliver the used toys to the YMCA on May St. They will be giving the toys out to needy families on December 21. For more info contact Tom Campbell at tc8365@yahoo.com.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Goliards present Christmas with the Goliards on Sunday, December 22, at 3 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th and Abercorn. Admission is $10.00 at the door. The concert features Christmas music from a period of 350 years (ca. 1150 – ca. 1500) savannahgoliards.org.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE Savannah welcomes Dr. D. Stephen Acuff, D.D.S (retired) to their mentor team. http://savannah.score.org/  

 

(TIME) PERSON of the year. http://www.aol.com/article/2013/12/11/pope-francis-is-times-person-of-the-year/20786394/?ncid=webmail2 

 

(MASHABLE) See the Top Trending, Music and News YouTube Videos of 2013, http://mashable.com/2013/12/11/most-watched-youtube-videos-of-2013/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc. is hosting its Annual Winter Programs. This year there will be two Wesley Winter Programs: Monday, December 16, 2013 featuring infants and toddlers and Thursday, December 19, 2013 featuring preschoolers and pre-K children. Both events will take place at 6 pm in the Women’s Center, 1601 Drayton Street. Call 912-236-4226 for more details.

 

(MASHABLE) 7 Tech New Year’s Resolutions to Pledge Right Now http://mashable.com/2013/12/10/tech-habits-resolutions/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty introduces 27 E. 56th Street in Savannah. Priced at $499,000 and built in 1958, this 3,008 sq. ft. home has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. Located between Abercorn and Bull, this two-story brick home was designed by noted architect Ted Waters and has all living spaces upstairs and bedrooms downstairs. Two car attached garage, swimming pool and patio. For more info, contact Monica McGoldrick at 912-667-7407. http://celiadunnsir.com/listings/residential/mls-117244-27-east-56th-street/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) invites Savannah area businesses and groups to participate in the second annual "Time Starts Now!" Competition. The event will be held Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Benedictine Military School’s gym. Teams will compete in "Minute To Win It"-style challenges, building confidence, raising funds and having fun all at the same time. Proceeds will benefit Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society programs and activities. https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Time-Starts-Now/37880965889033

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Telluride Mountainfilm will be January 17-18, 2014. Tickets are now  on sale at Trustees Theater. For more info, contact Zelda Tenenbaum,  912-233-6613.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Penelope needs a good home, 4 year old Tabby: http://www.humanesocietysav.org/adoption/cats/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire is pleased to announce the grand opening of the newest Goodwill Store and Donation Center located in Southside Savannah at the Berwick Shopping Plaza at 5710 Ogeechee Road on Thursday, December 19 at 10 a.m.  http://goodwillsavannah.org/

 

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(AUGUSTA , GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, DEC 16, 2013

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 (AUGUSTA, GA) – Internationally acclaimed tenor, Marco Panuccio presents “O Holy Night – An Evening of Holiday Song.” Tuesday, December 17, 7:30 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way. Tickets are $25 each. Advance tickets are strongly recommended and may be ordered at oholynightaugusta.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006.

(AUGUSTA, GA) – The Augusta Canal Authority will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 17 to review its Brownfields Cleanup Grant Application and related plans submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct environmental cleanup activities at Sibley Mill. The meeting will be in The Cotton Room at Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene Street, Augusta GA 30901. The Authority’s application and alternatives analysis will be available for review from December 18 through January 17 at the Canal Authority’s office at 1450 Greene Street, Suite 400 or online at www.augustacanal.com.

(AUGUSTA, GA) – A Community Planning Assistance Team sponsored by the American Planning Association will present preliminary findings and recommendations from its assessment of the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization effort on Thursday, December 19, 2013. The meeting will be held at the Tabernacle Baptist Church Family Life Center at 6:00 p.m. www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) – Radio station 88.3 WAFJ is collecting toys to help bring comfort to Children’s Hospital of Georgia patients. Donations may be dropped off from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 19 at the 88.3 WAFJ studio at 102 LeCompte Ave. in North Augusta. More information can be found at wafj.com or by calling 803-819-3125.

(AUGUSTA, GA) – Black Nativity, an original adaptation of the classic Nativity inspired by poet Langston Hughes’s musical gospel play, opens Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Kroc Center. This production is sponsored in part by American Family Insurance. Ticket information: http://www.zvents.com/augusta_ga/events/show/368788135-black-nativity

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

(AUGUSTA, GA) – Call for Artists: The Greater Augusta Arts Council’s Wet Paint Party and Sale, scheduled for Saturday, February 8, 2014, gives member artists an opportunity to sell one piece of work at full price in a party setting with an audience of over 400 people. Interested artists should apply online by January 8, 2014. See http://augustaarts.com for details.

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Goodwill Announces Grand Opening Dec 19 at Berwick Shopping Plaza

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Goodwill of the Coastal Empire Announces Grand Opening of New Store in Southside Savannah

Goodwill of the Coastal Empire is pleased to announce the grand opening of the newest Goodwill Store and Donation Center located in Southside Savannah at the Berwick Shopping Plaza at 5710 Ogeechee Road on Thursday, December 19 at 10 a.m.

Berwick Goodwill Opening on the Southside

(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire is pleased to announce the grand opening of the newest Goodwill Store and Donation Center located in Southside Savannah at the Berwick Shopping Plaza at 5710 Ogeechee Road on Thursday, December 19 at 10 a.m.

The Berwick Goodwill Store and Donation Center will be the seventeenth retail location in the Coastal Empire. “We hope to provide Southside Savannah shoppers with a new experience,” said Coni Curtas, Vice President of Donated Goods. “The Berwick Goodwill Store will have a new look and new location but same good prices.” The store will be open to the public with a full selection of
merchandise.

Goodwill is dedicated to the mission of assisting people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed.

When community members donate, shop or make a monetary contribution
Goodwill is able to serve more individuals. Join Goodwill this holiday season for last minute holiday shopping and make those end-of-year tax deductible donations onsite.

About Goodwill of the Coastal Empire:
Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization with over 700 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 16 retail locations, and eight 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.

(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, DEC 9, 2013

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(AUGUSTA, GA) – Jennifer Langford, LEED-accredited architect, brings her regionally-acclaimed skill set to Laney Walker/Bethlehem, delivering a high-quality, historically-complementary, green, affordable product. Read more at www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/blog.

(AUGUSTA, GA) – The Morris Museum of Art presents Films on Friday: The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956), Friday, December 13, noon. View this popular film that explores ideas and concerns that were widely held during the mid-fifties, including the risks (and rewards) of conformity, while shining a spotlight on a business community that had grown to dominate American society. Afterwards, museum director Kevin Grogan leads a discussion. Participants are invited to bring a lunch. FREE. http://themorris.org/

(AUGUSTA, GA) – Georgia Regents University is launching the Healthy Augusta initiative, which is aimed at increasing opportunities for Augustans to engage in healthy lifestyle practices. A meeting to discuss strategies and how to best partner with community groups is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Dec. 13 at the Jaguar Student Activities Center Ballroom on the GRU Summerville campus. GRU will also provide four $25,000 grants to fund Healthy Augusta Community-Academic Partnerships.: Call 706-721-2655 for more information.  http://news.gru.edu/archives/10418.

(AUGUSTA, GA) – The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History presents its Senior Luncheon Series with the Augusta Chorale, December 11, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Cost: $10.00 per person. Please RSVP at 706.724.3576. http://www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/events.htm

(AUGUSTA, GA) – Internationally acclaimed tenor returns to Augusta on December 17 with "O Holy Night – An Evening of Holiday Song."  Tuesday, December 17, 7:30 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way. Tickets are $25 each. Advance tickets are strongly recommended and may be ordered at oholynightaugusta.brownpapertickets.com  or by calling 800-838-3006.

(AUGUSTA, GA)- Augusta-Richmond County was one of eight counties nationally identified in the National Association of Counties’ 48-page November profile of "Strategies to Bolster Economic Resilience: County Leadership in Action." This publication highlights counties that are applying innovative approaches to economic development to bolster economic growth and improve community quality of life. See full report: http://www.naco.org/newsroom/pubs/Documents/Strategies%20to%20Bolster%20Economic%20Resilience.pdf

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, DEC 9, 2013

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire is pleased to announce the grand opening of the newest Goodwill Store and Donation Center located in Southside Savannah at the Berwick Shopping Plaza at 5710 Ogeechee Road on Thursday, December 19 at 10 a.m.  http://goodwillsavannah.org/

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) invites Savannah area businesses and groups to participate in the second annual "Time Starts Now!" Competition. The event will be held Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Benedictine Military School’s gym. Teams will compete in "Minute To Win It"-style challenges, building confidence, raising funds and having fun all at the same time. Proceeds will benefit Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society programs and activities. https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Time-Starts-Now/378809658890333

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter Receives More Than $900,000 in Federal Funding for Various Programs. Government grant will fund Park Place Outreach’s Basic Centers Program and Street Outreach Program for three consecutive years visit http://parkplaceyes.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) PHOTOS from The Enmark Bridge Run 2013:
http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=405333

(SAVANNAH, GA)  The Downtown Garden Club will host their annual Victorian Tea on Saturday, December 14. Light refreshments and sweets will be served while hosts will be dressed in authentic Victorian costume. This year, the Victorian Tea will be served at the John Williams Townhouse, 19 West Gordon Street. Tea service will be offered at 3 pm and again at 4 pm. This is a ticketed event http://dnaholidaytour.com/tickets/. SavannahVictorianTea.com.

(POOLER, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty introduces 155 Regency Circle in Pooler. Priced at $234,900, this 2,361 sq. ft. townhome has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Features include: an open floor plan, separate dining room, full stainless steel appliance package, screened porch and patio, 2-car garage,and more. For more info, contact Lori Combs at 912-596-3323 or Casey Schivera at 912-441-7145. Visit http://celiadunnsir.com/listings/condos/mls-111351-155-regency-circle/       

(MASHABLE) The 7 Best Uses for Tumblr  http://mashable.com/2013/12/09/tumblr-uses/

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Telluride Mountainfilm will be January 17-18, 2014. Tickets are now  on sale at Trustees Theater. For more info, contact Zelda Tenenbaum,  912-233-6613.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Upcoming Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce events:

Holiday Oyster Roast Business Connection, on Dec 11, and the Annual Meeting Dec 13

http://savannahchamber.com/for-members/business-calendar.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Penelope needs a good home, 4 year old Tabby: http://www.humanesocietysav.org/adoption/cats/

(EFFINGHAM, GA) Medient Studios, Inc. announced today that Charles Koppelman, Chairman and CEO of CAK Entertainment Inc., has joined the Company as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Koppelman is a leading brand building figure in the entertainment industry. Koppelman has served as CEO and Chairman of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Chairman and CEO of EMI Records and Chairman of Steve Madden. Currently he is a member of the Board of Directors of Six Flags Entertainment Corp., a director of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., as well as the Chairman and CEO of CAK Entertainment Inc., a brand development firm that provides advisory work for artists including, but not limited to, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Nicki Minaj and Adam Levine.  http://medientblog.blogspot.com/2013/12/entertainment-mogul-charles-koppelman.html

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2nd Annual Memory Run for Emma Blu & Edison Kate’s Kids Run takes place on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 2 pm in Daffin Park. This is an informal 5k and includes a newly added Kids Fun Run. More details to come.

(SAVANNAH, GA) "Five Things Every Condo Association Board Member Should Know." http://savannahnow.com/exchange/2013-11-29/five-things-every-condo-association-board-member-should-know#.UqWvG424GZg  

 

 

      

(SAVANNAH, GA) RESULTS for the Enmark Savannah Bridge Run

http://savannahnow.com/latest-news/2013-12-07/men-and-womens-5k-winners-2013-savannah-enmark-bridge-run#.UqWv9Y24GZg

 

(OSSABAW ISLAND, GA) Ossabaw Island’s beach and night sky come alive on New Year’s Eve during an overnight trip featuring an afternoon island and beach tour, a sky watching/astronomy program after dinner and a midnight champagne toast. Contact Robin Gunn, Project Coordinator, to sign up:  912-233-5104, or email: robin@ossabawisland.org.

   

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Compassionate Santa Arrives at Savannah Mall Dec. 7

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Compassionate Santa Arrives at Savannah Mall Dec. 7
Santa will meet with special needs children from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

(SAVANNAH, GA) A ‘compassionate’ Santa will be on hand to meet with special needs children at the Savannah Mall on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the lower level near the soft play area. The event, which is specially designed to accommodate children who are autistic or have similar sensory concerns, will provide an atmosphere free from the usual lighting, music and over-stimulating mall surroundings that prevent an enjoyable visit with Santa. Each child will receive a 5×7 photo commemorating his or her special visit with Santa. Those planning to attend should contact the Savannah Mall ahead of time at 912-927-9663.

“All children deserve to have special time with Santa,” said Savannah Mall General Manager Phil McConnell. “We are pleased to welcome the compassionate Santa to the Savannah Mall and know that he will bring joy to special needs children in our community.”

Other special events at the Savannah Mall in November and December include a holiday train for children in the Center Court and photos with Santa in the Target wing through December 24. The Savannah Mall’s 50-foot Christmas tree, outfitted with 300,000 LED lights, is on display in the Center Court.

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.

Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter Receives More Than $900,000 in Federal Funding

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http://parkplaceyes.org

 

Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter Receives More Than $900,000 in Federal Funding for Various Programs
Government grant will fund Park Place Outreach’s Basic Centers Program and Street Outreach Program for three consecutive years

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter has received more than $900,000 in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The shelter has received $187,160 per year for three years to fund the Basic Centers Program and an additional $121,654 per year for three years to fund the Street Outreach Program. The funds are from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Runaway and Homeless Youth program, which is part of the Family and Youth Services Bureau, a division of the Administration for Children and Families.

The Street Outreach Program identifies and assists runaway, homeless and street youth residing in Chatham County. The program has received funding on and off since 1997.

The Basic Centers Program serves as a key source of revenue for Park Place Outreach, covering much of the center’s operational costs. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has funded the Basic Centers Program since the mid 1980s.

“Park Place Outreach is honored to once again be the recipient of these very important federal grants,” said Linda Hilts, Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter’s executive director. “The funds will enable Park Place Outreach to continue offering services to help at-risk youth in our community turn their lives around.”

About Park Place Outreach, Inc.
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. The shelter is open 24 hours a day to youth in crisis, adolescents who are homeless, young people who have been abused and runaway youth. The shelter is also a valuable resource for youth who may be contemplating ways to run away. Opened in 1984 as Marshlands Foundation, Inc. (dba the Savannah Runaway Home), Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter provides counseling and other services to boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 17. The organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families whenever possible.

Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This program is supported in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Department of Human Services, City of Savannah, United Way, FEMA and other community resources. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or search for “Park Place Outreach” on Facebook. An informational video about Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is available at YouTube by searching for “Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter.”

 

Bullying Breakdown: Get off the Bullying Sidelines

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(SAVANNAH, GA) “Bullying Breakdown: Get off the Bullying Sidelines”

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About Victoria DiNatale

Victoria DiNatale is one of the nation’s youngest experts on the topic of bullying. At 22 years old, she has shared her anti-bullying message with thousands of students and adults across the southeastern United States. DiNatale has been featured in numerous talk shows, blogs, newspaper and magazine articles, and she wrote the introduction to “The Bullying Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Social Aggression and Cyberbullying” by Rachelle Lohmann. Called a “motivational powerhouse,” DiNatale is certain to deliver students with a presentation of hope, help, and perseverance. For more information about DiNatale’s STANDING VICTORIOUS message or to schedule an interview with her, call (912) 695-2813 or visit http://www.standingvictorious.com.

Five Things Every Condo Association Board Member Should Know

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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.

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, DEC 2, 2013

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(SAVANNAH, GA) "Five Things Every Condo Association Board Member Should Know." These topics and more will be discussed at the First Condo Lecture hosted by Bernard Williams & Company, McCorkle & Johnson and Lanier Property Management on December 4 at 10 am at the Coastal Georgia Center. Condo board members are invited. Event includes lunch. RSVP to rsewell@bwcco.com 

 

(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 on Thursday, December 5th at 10 a.m. www.goodwillsavannah.org   

 

(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) Effective immediately, the Chatham County Parks & Recreation Department has closed the historic McQueen’s Island Rails to Trails due to concerns for public safety. Currently, Chatham County is developing a plan to restore the trail. Due to the trail’s salt marsh location, the plan must be approved by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Until a plan has been finalized and approved, the western portion of the trail has been closed. The stabilization work is tentatively scheduled to begin in early 2014.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) WJCL has named Bunny Ware as the company’s Community Relations Director. Among her duties, Ware will work to establish and maintain committed relationships with non-profit, business, and social organizations. www.wjcl.com

  

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Enmark Savannah Bridge Run will take place Saturday, December 7, 2013. Participants can pick up their packets and other information at the Expo & Packet Pick-up at the Savannah Civic Center on Friday, December 6, 2013 from 9 am – 7 pm. The Saturday race schedule includes the 5k, 10k, Double Pump and Kid 1/4 mile. Awards will be given to top runners. Free transportation will be offered from 6 am to noon from the Savannah Civic Center to the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.   

http://savannahriverbridgerun.com/about/ 

 

(ISLE OF HOPE, GA) An informational meeting including a presentation related to the construction of the Isle of Hope K-8 replacement school will take place on Thursday, December 5, from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Isle of Hope United Methodist Church located at 412 Parkersburg Road. For more info, 912-236-1766.

 

(OSSABAW ISLAND, GA) Ossabaw Island’s beach and night sky come alive on New Year’s Eve during an overnight trip featuring an afternoon island and beach tour, a sky watching/astronomy program after dinner and a midnight champagne toast. Contact Robin Gunn, Project Coordinator, to sign up:  912-233-5104, or email: robin@ossabawisland.org.

 

(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) Mark your calendars now for the Jane Coslick Holiday Cottage Tour returning to Tybee Island on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 10 am – 3 pm. Tickets $30 each. Purchase tickets at http://www.tybeefun.com/ or call 912-695-0724. All proceeds benefit The Humane Society of Greater Savannah’s low cost community spay/neuter clinic.

 

(FORBES) Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid http://www.forbes.com/sites/cherylsnappconner/2013/11/18/mentally-strong-people-the-13-things-they-avoid/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Becky Smith with Photos by Becky donated 150 pounds of dog food to Full Bowls. The food was donated by participants in Catnip n Biscuits family portrait day. Full Bowls helps people who have fallen on hard economic times feed their pets.  http://www.photosbybecky.net/  

 

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) On Saturday December 7, Santa Claus will visit PawParazzi Pet Boutique and Grooming Spa, 11360 Ford Ave, from 12 – 4pm, to support the Bryan County Bark Park. Dogs and cats are invited to pose for their photograph with Santa Claus. Cost is $20 for each Santa photograph to include up to two pets and human companions. Digital copies will be an additional $5. visit bryancountybarkpark.com or email bryan@bryancountybarkpark.com

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Small Business Council Smart Luncheon takes place at the Savannah Morning News auditorium on Tuesday, December 3. Tony Bernados, vice president of digital media sales at Morris Communications, will share 10 mistakes every salesperson should avoid. Networking: 11:30 am; program: Noon – 1 pm; parking is complimentary. Cost: $11 for Chamber members. Contact: Stephanie Boaen, 912-644-6458. Non-members or member guests should contact Tina Hinson, 912-644-6407 or THinson@SavannahChamber.com. RSVP is required.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Buy Local Savannah’s year-end holiday party doubles as a community food drive on behalf of America’s Second Harvest Food Bank. The event is on Tuesday, December 3, from 6 – 9 pm, at the private penthouse located at 175 West Bay St., above the 5 Guys restaurant, overlooking Ellis Square. Contact: Michele Thompson, 912-272-6767

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty introduces 244 East Oglethorpe, c. 1855-56. Priced at $1,330,000, this 5, 112 sq. ft. four story Savannah gray brick home has 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths. Features include: 5 gas log fireplaces, heart of pine floors, with brick on the garden level, antique iron work under dining room balcony and courtyard. One car garage with lane access. For more info, contact Julia Morrison at 912-441-6767 or Celia W. Dunn at 912-234-3323. http://celiadunnsir.com/listings/residential/mls-109675-244-east-oglethorpe-avenue/

 

(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   

 

(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.

 

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