News

If you missed the Renovation Resources Committee’s first workshop of 2020 on January 21, you can watch a video of the event here.

By Kristin Peney - kristinp@landings.org
Community Programs Manager

Jonathan Haupt, Executive Director for the Pat Conroy Literary Center, shared insight into the life of Pat Conroy that influenced his writing.

Courtesy of Utilities, Inc.
  • As a result of recent rainfall, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is ending its Level 1 Drought Response.
  • Utilities, Inc. encourages all residents and contractors to continue to refrain from non-critical outdoor water use whenever possible.
  • Continued efforts to conserve water still are crucial to our goals on Skidaway Island.
Courtesy of The Village Library
  • The last Friday of each month the Village Library will sell books by the bag.
  • Bags can be purchased at the front desk for $10.
  • Select from hard cover, paperbacks, trade books, children's  books, and more.
By Lynn Lewis - lynnl@landings.org
Communications Manager
  • Dog ownership can be a very rewarding experience, but just as important as the relationship is between pets and owners, is the relationship between pet owners and neighbors.
  • Be a good neighbor. A dog on a leash shows you are in control of your pet and that you respect those who wish to keep their distance from your dog.
  • Whether intentional or not, your dog could bite, knock over, or injure someone. Legal action could arise, as most states have laws pertaining to dog owner liability. Keeping your dog leashed helps you control them and mitigates the circumstances, showing the owner is “exercising reasonable precautions”.
  • Loose dogs get into more fights with dogs and other animals.
  • Storm water carries pet waste and other pollutants directly into waterways.
  • Animal waste adds nitrogen to the water. Excess nitrogen depletes the oxygen in water necessary for beneficial underwater grasses, wildlife, and fish.
  • Animal waste may contain harmful organisms such as Giardia, Salmonella, and E. coli that can be transmitted to humans and other animals by ingesting contaminated water.
  • Roundworms and hookworms deposited by infected animals can live in the soil for long periods of time and be transmitted to other animals and humans.
  • It’s the law! Many urban and suburban areas require you to pick up after your pet. Even if there is no restriction, cleaning up after your pet is always the right thing to do.
  • Joining the growing number of responsible pet owners may encourage hotel managers to accept pets when you are traveling and help keep fees to a minimum.
  • No one likes to step in pet waste and spread it into homes, cars and businesses.
  • It’s easy to clean up by carrying plastic baggies and paper towels in your pocket. The baggies can be secured and thrown away in the garbage.
  • Your neighbors will appreciate your good manners.
February 4 at 5:30 p.m. in Delegal’s Sunset Pavilion
  •  Selling a house is a big undertaking. And if you want to ease the process while also maximizing profits, then being prepared is key.

  • Plan to hear from industry experts about the things you should consider before selling your home on February 4 at 5:30 p.m. in Delegal’s Sunset Pavilion.

  •   Presenters will share information culled from their experience about what top-of-mind concerns buyers are focused on when looking for a new home as well as what sellers can do to prepare their home for sale.

  • Whether you are thinking about selling your home in the near term or down the road, or if you have questions about maintaining your home to current expectations, this program is for you.

By Kelly Gordon - sifrpresident@gmail.com
President, First Responders
  • Recently, we had an incident that seemed to draw a lot of online attention.
  • I was horrified by what I read from the online posts.
  • Please try not to have conversations about medical emergencies on our island via social media.
  • It’s a new year, and I’m cautiously optimistic that we can work together as a community to take care of each other.
  • The Skidaway Island First Responders work hard to make sure all of you have help when needed. We can’t talk about it on Facebook or any social media platform, but we promise we do the best we can to do it well.

 

By Carey Ruppert - cruppert@chathames.org
Chief, Southside Division
  • When it comes to the safety of your home, smoke detectors play an important role in warning you and your loved ones of immediate danger. That is why we love them.
  • Sometimes, however, your smoke detector alarm goes off repeatedly for no apparent reason – usually in the middle of the night. And sometimes you can’t determine which detector is making that infernal racket! That’s why we hate them.

  • Beeping or chirping when there is no hazardous situation often is an indication that something is not right with the system, such as a dead or dying battery or a malfunction in the alarm’s components.

  • A quick way to locate which detector is emitting the beep or chirp is to look for a flashing red light.

  • A properly operating detector should display a solid green light.

  • March 7: Flea Market at Messiah Lutheran Church from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • March 10: Auctionmania at Plantation from 5 - 7 p.m.

  • We need your stuff to help make these events a success! Donations are accepted in The Landings Association’s parking lot (600 Landings Way South) across from Franklin Creek during the following times.

  1. Saturday, February 29 - ​9 to 3:30 p.m.
  2. Sunday, March 1 - 12 to 3:30 p.m.
  3. Monday, March 2 - 9 a.m. to:30 p.m.

  • The organization was founded in 1990 to help new residents become familiar with their new community and make new friends.

  • New Neighbors membership is a two-year term and includes several hundred members who hail from close-by, across the country, and around the globe.
  • Annually, more than 80 members contribute their time and talent to plan and manage activities and events throughout the year. To learn more about Landings New Neighbors, visit our website (www.landingsnewneighbors.com) or email Milli (nnnewmember@gmail.com).