Real estate News & Notes for Sept. 22

info@islandpacket.comSeptember 22, 2013 

New agent Pravetz joins Keller Williams Geri Pravetz joined Keller Williams Realty. Pravetz previously was a medical office manager for 24 years. Keller Williams Realty is located at 8 Lafayette Place, Suite 203, Hilton Head Island.

Lynne Anderson joins Sea Pines Real Estate Sea Pines Real Estate at the Beach Club has announced the addition of Lynne Anderson as Realtor and sales associate. Anderson brings more than 25 years of marketing and communications experience to the island real estate market. She will work at temporary offices located at Sea Pines Welcome Center. Details:;

Victor DelGuercio joins Alliance Group Realty Victor DelGuercio has joined The Alliance Group Realty located in the Fresh Market Shoppes on Hilton Head Island. DelGuercio moved to the island more than 25 years ago and has worked with many forms of real estate on Hilton Head, the Sea Islands and Jupiter, Fla. DelGuercio will focus on Long Cove Club and Wexford. He can be reached at 843-247-4662 or

Weichert, Realtors-Coastal Properties will host a book signing for local author Jim Auld from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Weichert Real Estate office, 2 Rose Hill Way in Bluffton. Auld, who was born and raised in Savannah, will sign copies of his latest book, "Bobby T. The Legend of Savannah." The book is the fictional tale of an abandoned young boy growing up in poverty who hitchhikes to Savannah to find his mother. The book is designed to allow readers to see Savannah through the eyes of Bobby T. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served. Details: 843-341-3700

Charter One Realty has been awarded the 2013 Tom Landry Award for excellence by the South Coastal Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The real estate firm has supported the local Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter's Week of Champions summer camp for more than a decade and has served as a corporate sponsor for the nonprofit faith-based organization's programming for the last several years. Charter One Realty is a real estate company operating in the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, South Carolina markets.

An abandoned house on the future site of May River Preserve is serving as the training ground for Bluffton Township Fire District firefighters. May River Preserve officials donated the structure to the fire district for the sole purpose that it be used to enhance the skills of area firefighters. "Demolishing the home is a necessary choice," said Bryan Jacoby, sales executive at May River Preserve. "However, allowing the fire department to use the house in the interim not only enriches the skills of these local heroes, but will also benefit those community members they will be called upon to assist in the future." Once the training is complete, the area will become one of the 109 future homesites in May River Preserve, which has a planned Phase I release early this fall. Details:

The Greenery Garden Center, located at 960 William Hilton Parkway, will offer free gardening seminars in September and October. Reservations are encouraged. To RSVP, contact Jamie Harrison at 843-785-3848 ext. 106 or A discount will be offered in The Greenery Garden Center to those in attendance who make a same-day purchase. Fall Perennials: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 25 and Sept. 28. Horticulturist Carol Guedalia will teach attendees how to fill a garden with fall-blooming plants. Learn about long-lived perennial plants that display beautiful foliage and flowers year after year without the fuss. Fall vegetable gardening: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 3. Carol Guedalia will share techniques to create a successful vegetable garden. Harvest Day at The Greenery: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 12. Fall mums, hay bales, cornstalks and pumpkins will be available for purchase and fall decor will be on display in the antique shop. Bring the family and enjoy refreshments. The Greenery's staff will be on hand to answer any fall gardening questions.Fall containers: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 17. Carol Guedalia will speak about creating container gardens that "pop" with autumn spice and demonstrate a variety of techniques for fall plantings.Fall beds: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 24. Instead of saying goodbye to flowers and color at the end of summer, give your fall beds a bold splash with plants and florals that make a statement. Garden design consultant Gary Moews will share ideas and answer questions.

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