By December 2, 2013Local NewsWIRE

(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





(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.   



(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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