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Plantation Journal Riverwood Plantation, Augusta’s premier master planned community, evokes the warm feelings of the traditional neighborhood not just because of its green spaces, trails, and parks but because of the harmonious spirit of its community members. Spring 2013

Important Dates • • • •

APRIL 7th - 14th Masters Week Greenbrier Spring Break

APRIL 12th

Reg. Deadline for Learn to Swim & Preseason Swim Conditioning Classes

APRIL 15th Pool Membership Special Begins

APRIL 20th Community Yard Sale

APRIL 22nd

MAY 12th

MAY 21st

Earth Day Mother’s Day Last Day of School

MAY 27th

JUNE 3rd

JUNE 8th

Memorial Day

Swim Lessons Begin


We are pleased to announce that the development company has been busy through out winter and now into spring. We wanted to take a few moments to bring you up to speed on the path of progress. There is a new section that is just now opening up. Hilton is Riverwood’s newest neighborhood. This neighborhood is located next to Newcastle and behind Mitchell Park. The homes are expected to be from the $300’s. We are also under construction with a new neighborhood called Hillcrest, off of Franklin Ridge Parkway near Admore, which will be offering homes from the $400’s. Two new trails are being finished up as we speak which will add almost a mile more of paved trails. The future for Riverwood Plantation is bright and we will be adding even more opportunities for memories. We are also working hard to maintain a high level of accountability to our residents and builders so if we can do things better, please let us know. Keith Lawrence 706-394-2688

Summer Splash Party

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JUNE 16th Father’s Day

JUNE 19th-21st GHS Cheer Camp


We are proud to announce that Riverwood Plantation was the top selling community in 2012, selling over a 100 new homes. This is great news for all of our residents as continued strong sales means Riverwood Plantation continues to be the premier master planned community in our area.

What Activites are in store for Riverwood Plantation this season? Be sure to check out our website for announcements, upcoming activities and events.

2013 - 2014 Pool Memberships are right around the corner! Membership Special starts on Tax Day, April 15th! Look on Page 8 for more information.

Water Aerobics is FREE for Pool Members and offered Monday’s and Thursday’s at 9:30am For information contact Susan at

Summer Swim Lessons Begin June 3rd Look on Page 9 for more information

LAST Chance to register for Learn to Swim and Pre-season Swim Conditioning Classes BEFORE Summer Swim Season. Registration deadline 4-12-13 For information contact Susan at

Kids Spring Break Fitness Fun - April 8th - 12th 9:30-11:00am Great for kids ages 5-11.

For information contact Marcus or Melody at 803-998-9005 or

Kids Pre-season Cross-Training - April 27th - May 18th Every Saturday 9:00am - 10:00am

For information contact Marcus or Melody at 803-998-9005 or

Adult Performance Fitness Classes - April 27th - May 18th Every Saturday 10:00am - 11:00am

For information contact Susan at or Kathleen at

Bricks4Kidz Half Day Summer Camps - Starting the week of June 3rd Half Day Camps from 1-4pm For more information call 706-513-5789 or visit

Fit & Faster Swim Tour featuring Kara Lynn Joyce, a three-time Olympian and four-time Olympic Silver medalist. June 25th - Riverwood Pool (see full details on page 9 )

We are ALWAYS open to your ideas, suggestions and contributions. A wide variety of Volunteer opportunities are also available. Please contact Susan Landon, Aquatics & Community Events Coordinator at (706)910-4849 or


Riverwood Event Wrap Up

Community Clean Up On Saturday, March 23rd, Advanced Disposal helped us put on our first Community Clean Up. We filled 4 roll off dumpsters with trash and yard waste! The rain kept our common area clean up from happening but we still helped many neighbors clean out their garages, closets and pantries.

Here is a big thank you to Riverwood's Boy Scout Troop 620 and their Leaders, we could not have done it without them and of course Advanced Disposal! Boy Scout Troop 620

Community Blood Drive Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone that came out and donated at our Community Blood Drive on March 2nd. We are very excited about the support we received and thank Shepeard Community Blood Center for providing us with this opportunity. We look forward to partnerning with Shepeard again in the future!

Congratulations to Middleton resident Jeremy Armstrong for winning one year of trash removal and recycling service courtesy of Advanced Disposal.

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Easter Wrap Up Our youngest residents joined us on the Clubhouse lawn on Saturday, March 30th for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. They enjoyed a visit from the Easter Bunny, crafts, and of course the day wouldn’t have been We will be finishing this up after complete without the Easter Egg hunt! Saturday when our annual Easter We couldn’t have asked for a more egg hunt takes place.

Mrs. Brantley, her grandaughter Charlotte Anne and their friend Kip.

beautiful, sunny, spring day. Thank you to everyone that joined us at this wonderful family event, including our Greenbrier High School volunteers. This continues to be one of our favorite events of the year!

We had an amazing turn out!

Spring Photos and Visits with the Easter Bunny We want to send a HUGE thank you to Meg McGowen for coordinating this event again this year. She does a wonderful job and we are so lucky to have such an amazing resident volunteer!

We hope to see you there next year! 4



Olive oil cooking spray 4 4-oz boneless, skinless wild salmon fillets 1/8 tsp each kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper, divided 2 tbsp whole-wheat panko bread crumbs 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 2 tsp lemon zest, divided 2 tsp lime zest, divided 1 tsp olive oil 2 shallots, minced 1 cup whole-wheat couscous 1 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth 2 cups de-ribbed and chopped kale 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese Lemon slices, optional

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Preheat oven to 350ËšF. Line a large baking sheet with foil and mist with cooking spray. Season salmon with half of salt and pepper, dividing evenly. Transfer to baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine panko, parsley and 1 tsp each lemon zest and lime zest. Sprinkle over salmon, pressing into tops and sides of fish to adhere; set aside. In a medium saucepan, heat oil on medium. Add shallots and sautĂŠ, stirring frequently, until translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Add couscous and cook, stirring constantly, until lightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in broth and kale. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer gently until liquid is absorbed and couscous is tender, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer salmon to oven and bake until cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes. To couscous, add lemon juice, remaining 1 tsp each lemon zest and lime zest and Parmesan and stir to combine. Season with remaining salt and pepper. Divide couscous mixture and salmon among serving plates. If desired, serve with lemon slices. Nutrients per serving (1 fillet and 1/2 cup couscous mixture): Calories: 356, Total Fat: 11 g, Sat. Fat: 2 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g, Omega-3s: 2,030 mg, Omega-6s: 660 mg, Carbs: 33 g, Fiber: 5 g, Sugars: 1 g, Protein: 32 g, Sodium: 305 mg, Cholesterol: 67 mg



Got a green thumb? Go to the RWP HOA website and download an application for a garden plot! Growing your own fruits and vegetables this summer is the perfect way to go organic, without hurting your wallet! Share the experience with your children or grandchildren. family-friendly, healthy choices! Your health and wallet will reap Contact Amy Jordan to reserve a plot @ 5

Featured Yard Spotlight!

973 Mitchell Lane Kirby and Katy Towns moved to Mitchell Park in April 2012. A few months later, they welcomed their beautiful daughter, Lovett. Even through these cold winter months, the Towns’ keep their yard looking stunning!

Do you know of a beautiful yard that should be considered for our next spotlight? Let us know!





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The 2013-2014 pool season is almost here! The dome comes down April 19th (Rain/Alternate day, April 26th) to make way for the sun! Get your annual membership soon to join in all the fun! Make sure to stop by for one of our favorite events, our SUMMER SPLASH PARTY! This is a great way for everyone to check out the pool and barn. Join us for inflatables, games, prizes, sno cones, cotton candy, popcorn and FUN!! Members and non-members are welcome, so bring your friends!


We also have a special running for a

You can join with a friend and share the savings! Contact Susan Landon for more info!

Join now and your membership will be good through April 30, 2014! Visit to obtain your 2013 membership application. Current pool members, please write down your current key card code as we will be reusing the same proxy cards. Questions may be directed to Susan Landon at 706-910-4849. See you on deck!

2013 swim team registration That’s right! It is once again swim team time! We had a large team last year and are expecting even more swimmers this year. Be sure to register early so you don’t miss out!

SATURDAY APRIL 20th, 2013 10:00am-12:00pm Please stop by the barn to sign up. We are looking forward to another great summer! Visit for more information and registration forms Please refer to the website:

Pricing is as follows per family: Pool members: 1st swimmer = $100.00 2nd swimmer = $90.00 3rd swimmer = $80.00 Each additional swimmer per family is $80.00 Non pool members: 1st swimmer = $125.00 2nd swimmer = $115.00 3rd swimmer = $105.00 Each additional swimmer per family is $105.00

for all the latest news and events!

*Buy one membership, get one half off! 2nd must be equal or lesser value than the first. Discount is split. RWP residents must be in good HOA standing. Offer expires June 1st, 2013.


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The Fitter & Faster Swim Tour is thrilled to be producing an event in Augusta, GA! Experience the swim clinic with the best learning platform in the United States. The Fitter & Faster Tour™ is a series of exciting, professionally managed events featuring many of the world’s greatest swimmers. Over the past three years, the tour has been to over 200 cities with more than 20,000 families from hundreds of teams attending. JUN 25, 2013 Riverwood Plantation Pool SIGN-IN: 10AM-11AM EVENT: 11AM-2PM Clinician: Kara Lynn Joyce is a three-time Olympian and four-time Olympic Silver medalist. She was the first woman in history to sweep the 50, 100 and 200 NCAA Titles! She's an incredible clinician. Learn drills to improve your technique NEW!: Watch drills and demonstration on our 100 inch screen! SPECIAL: One registrant (and up to two friends) will win a free private clinic with Olympian Kara Lynn Joyce at the event's conclusion! Ask the Olympians your questions in Q&A sessions for kids and parents Wear real Olympic medals Take photos with the Olympians Get autographs Receive a full color Fitter & Faster Tour Collector's program Receive a special gift bag that contains a duffel bag and other gifts from Ultraswim, Powerbar, Swimming World Magazine and more! Inspired Swimmers are Dedicated Swimmers! Sign up before tickets sell out. This event is open to swimmers of all ages. Those aged 7 through 14 will find it to be a particularly terrific experience. For more information and registration go to


We are looking for swimmers of all abilities that are interested in an Adult Fitness Swim Group, Master’s Swimming or Triathlon Training. We need your input before we set times. Many different times would be available. Contact Susan at or Kathleen at


Begin on June 3rd Session One June 3rd - June 19th Session Two June 24th - July 10th Classes held Monday/Wednesday evenings 5:30pm-6:15pm or 6:16pm-7:00pm Registration forms and more information can be obtained online at

Contact Susan Landon at or 706-910-4849 for more info!


COVENANT CORNER Stop That Barking!

Dogs left alone all day get bored and restless, and many find relief in barking. Some respond noisily to any and all activity. Nothing is as annoying as incessant barking—even for dog lovers. If your dog is a yapper or a yowler, please consider some of these bark-abatement ideas to keep the noise down in your area. Your neighbors will thank you! TRAINING. Always the first recommendation for any behavioral problem! Help is as close as the Yellow Pages. Training not only helps your dog, you’ll be surprised how much it helps you, too. You may get some insight into why your dog barks so much, or what they are trying to communicate. CITRONELLA COLLARS. A humane alternative to the electric-shock, anti-barking collar and costs about the same. These are available on the web and in pet stores. CONFINEMENT. Sometimes simply bringing an outspoken dog indoors or confining it to a crate can cut down on the disturbance to neighbors. REDUCE STIMULUS. Close drapes to help muffle street noise, or leave a radio on to mask it. Disconnect telephones and doorbells before leaving your home if they upset your dog or make it bark. COMPANIONSHIP. Dogs are pack animals; they need companionship—a cat, bird, or another dog. Consider a mid-day visit from a pet-sitting service, or drop your pooch off at a friend’s place or a day-care facility once or twice a week. Please talk to your neighbors about your concerns first; they may not know there is an issue. If you are unable to solve the issue directly with your neighbor you have the option of reporting your concerns to Columbia County by dialing 3-1-1 from within the County or online at Depending on the time of day the barking is occurring it may be a violation of the Columbia county noise ordinance. Should you wish to report this after hours based on the noise ordinance the appropriate avenue for that is to call the non emergency number for Columbia County Sheriff’s Department at 706-541-2800. They will go out and create a case number which will be forwarded onto Animal Services the next business day. 10

Riverwood’s Perfect Pet Hi my name is Darby. I live on Highmoor in Middleton. I love it here! My favorite thing to do is go for walks through my neighborhood. I think everyone is my friend and become excited when other neighbors walk by. I think they are just walking by to say hello to me! Love, Darby You could be Riverwood Famous! Do you have a perfect pet? Submit a photo and a short paragraph for a chance to be featured in the next issue of the Plantation Journal! Submissions can be emailed to

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What’s New in Riverwood?

2013 ghs cheer camp When: June 19-21 from 8:30am-12:30pm


6% Deliquent Balances

Parent’s Pep Rally June 21 11:30-12:30

Where: Greenbrier High School gymnasium Why: Make new friends, have fun, improve cheerleading skills! Who: Interested Cheerleaders Pre-K- 8th grade Cost: $75.00. ($10 discount for 2nd child in the same household.) Camp is limited to the first 150 paid cheerleaders. Mail or deliver registration to: Greenbrier High School c/o Lisa Corradino 5114 Riverwood Parkway Evans, GA 30809

Make Checks Payable to Greenbrier HS Cheerleading For More Information: Cheer Coach: Lisa Corradino Parent Volunteer: Kelli Byrd

Show everyone how much you LOVE R iverwood! Oval Stickers and Koozies Cost: Buy 1 for $3.00 or 2 for $5.00 Plastic Tumblers Buy 1 for $2.00 or 3 for $5.00 Available at the Riverwood Clubhouse. Please bring exact change or check.


94% Dues Collected

RESERVE ASSOCIATION 4.5% Deliquent Balances 95.5% Dues Collected

Yard Sale April 20th Please email our resdient volunteer, Jennifer at the following info: Address of sale and items for sale ex. household, baby, moving, size range of clothing, big ticket items, furniture, etc. Advertising will be done courtesy of our HOA in the Augusta Chronicle, online yard sale, Craigslist and Riverwood websites. Additional signage will be placed throughout the community. Participants are responsible for their own tables and are encouraged to place their own balloons on their mailboxes.

Have an article you would like to submit to the Plantation Journal? We’d love to see it! Email the article to Linda at for consideration. 14

FUN AND GAMES Fun Holidays and Observances APRIL 1 - April Fools Day APRIL 2 - Peanut Butter & Jelly Day MAY 5 - Cinco De Mayo MAY 13 - Frog Jumping Day JUNE - National Iced Tea Month JUNE 21 - National Take Your Dog to Work Day

Word Games

The first person to guess the correct words wins two Riverwood Tumblers and Koozies! Using the letters AAEEIIMMPPTT complete this grid with valid words. The grid reads the same .across as down. Email to get your guess in!


Mensa Brain Teaser

Riddle Me This

Place one letter in the center of the cobweb so that a five letter word can be arranged from each straight line of letters.

1.) You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat?

The added letter will be the center letter of each word. What are the words?

*** 2.) The more of them you take, the more of them you leave behind. What are they? *** 3.) What travels around the world, but stays in one spot? *** 4.) What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment and never in one thousand years?

1.) Ear of Corn 2.) Footsteps 3.) a Stamp 4.) The letter “M�

Answer on the backpage

We have plenty of volunteer opportunities! Contact Linda at or at 706-869-9800 for more information on how you can make a difference!


Meet Your Neighbor... Getting to Know Ruth Pearl and Her Family Artist Ruth Pearl and her husband Ken Elliott chose to live in Riverwood Plantation when Ken relocated to Georgia for employment in 2002. They have found Columbia County to be an attractive area and especially like the diverse neighborhood plan within Riverwood. The pond and trails are an added bonus.

Photo Credit: Joe Wilczek

Born in England and having lived a decade in Africa, Ruth derives inspiration for paintings from the natural world including her present garden. Color is a significant influence so she appreciates sunsets observed during evening walks.

Since moving to the CSRA, Ruth has exhibited her work in several venues and is a member of the Artists' Guild of Columbia County. She is a partner at Gallery on the Row on Broad Street in Augusta, where her work can be viewed. Thank you for sharing your work and bringing something extra special to Riverwood Plantation.

Riverwood Pool is excited to announce that Lisa’s Custom Catering will be handling our concessions. We look forward to working with Lisa and her excellent team!

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