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thePlantation JournalRiverwood 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


JUNE 16th

Father’s Day

APRIL 7th - 14th

Masters WeekGreenbrier Spring Break

JUNE 8thSummer Splash Party

JUNE 3rdSwim Lessons Begin

MAY 12th

Mother’s Day•

APRIL 15th Pool MembershipSpecial Begins

• MAY 21stLast Day of School

MAY 27thMemorial Day

APRIL 12thReg. Deadline for Learn toSwim & Preseason Swim Conditioning Classes

APRIL 22ndEarth Day

APRIL 20th Community Yard Sale

• JUNE 19th-21st GHS Cheer Camp

A FEW WORDS FROM OUR DEVELOPER...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 Lawrence706-394-2688

SALES UPDATEWe 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.

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What Activites are in store forRiverwood 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 3rdLook 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 9:30-11:00amGreat for kids ages 5-11.

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

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

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

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

For information contact Susan at or Kathleen at

Bricks4Kidz Half Day Summer Camps - Starting the week of June 3rdHalf 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 2

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Riverwood Event Wrap Up

Community Clean UpOn 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!

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

courtesy of Advanced Disposal. 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


Don’t miss out on upcoming Riverwood Events! Register at

Boy Scout Troop 620

Middleton Resident, Meg McGowen


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Easter Wrap Up

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 areso lucky to have such an amazing

resident volunteer!

Spring Photos and Visits with the Easter Bunny

We hope to see you there

next year!

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 complete without the Easter Egg hunt! We couldn’t have asked for a more

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 will be �nishing this up after Saturday when our annual Easter egg hunt takes place.


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

We had an amazing turn out!

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FEATURED RECIPECRISPY CITRUS SALMONOlive oil cooking spray4 4-oz boneless, skinless wild salmon fillets1/8 tsp each kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper, divided2 tbsp whole-wheat panko bread crumbs1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley2 tsp lemon zest, divided2 tsp lime zest, divided1 tsp olive oil2 shallots, minced1 cup whole-wheat couscous1 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth2 cups de-ribbed and chopped kale1 tbsp fresh lemon juice1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheeseLemon slices, optional

Preheat oven to 350˚F. 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 sauté, 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

Have a recipe to


Let us know!

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@



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Featured Yard Spotlight!

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

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!


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2013 swim teamregistration

Please refer to the website: for all the latest news and events!


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!

We also have a special running for a BUY ONE POOL MEMBERSHIP AND GET ONE HALF OFF*! You can join with a friend and share the savings! Contact Susan Landon for more info!


That’s right! It is once again swimteam time! We had a large team last yearand are expecting even more swimmers this year. Be sure to register early so you don’tmiss out!

SATURDAY APRIL 20th, 2013 10:00am-12:00pm

Please stop by the barn to sign up. We are looking forward to another greatsummer!

Visit for more

information and registration forms

Make sure to stop by for one of our favorite events, ourSUMMER SPLASH PARTY! This is a great way for everyone to check out the pool and barn. Join us for in�atables, games, prizes, sno cones, cotton candy, popcorn and FUN!! Members and non-members are welcome, so bring your friends!

Pricing is as follows per family:

Pool members:1st swimmer = $100.002nd swimmer = $90.003rd swimmer = $80.00Each additional swimmer per family is $80.00

Non pool members:1st swimmer = $125.002nd swimmer = $115.003rd swimmer = $105.00Each additional swimmer per family is $105.00

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!

(706)910 - 4849

*Buy one membership, get one half o�! 2nd must be equal or lesser value than the �rst. Discount is split. RWP residents must be in good HOA standing. O�er expires June 1st, 2013. 8

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Spend Your Summer

at the Pool!

FIT & FASTER SWIM TOURThe Fi�er & 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 Fi�er & Faster Tour™ is a series of exciting, professionally managed events featur-ing 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 a�ending.

JUN 25, 2013 Riverwood Plantation PoolSIGN-IN: 10AM-11AMEVENT: 11AM-2PM

Clinician: Kara Lynn Joyce is a three-time Olympian and four-time Olympic Silver medalist. She was the �rst woman in history to sweep the 50, 100 and 200 NCAA Titles! She's an incredible clinician.

Learn drills to improve your techniqueNEW!: 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 parentsWear real Olympic medalsTake photos with the OlympiansGet autographsReceive a full color Fi�er & Faster Tour Collector's programReceive a special gift bag that contains a du�el 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 �nd it to be a particularly terri�c experience.

For more information and registration go to www.��

ADULT FITNESS GROUPWe 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 di�erent times would be available. Contact Susan at or Kathleen at


Session One June 3rd - June 19thSession Two June 24th - July 10th

Classes held Monday/Wednesday evenings 5:30pm-6:15pm or 6:16pm-7:00pmRegistration forms and more information can be obtained online at

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



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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. Discon-nect 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.


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We o�er doggie day care in a country setting for socialization and fun.

Extended stay boarding also available.

We are your pets home away from home and are less than 3 miles away!

Great rates for our furry friends in Riverwood.


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

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


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Why let a big bank send your loan app to some faraway city where some nameless underwriter will decide whether to

approve a loan for someone they’ve never met living in a town they’ve never visited?

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Chris Halliday Loan Officer Office: 706-821-6063 Cell: 706-691-6954 NMLS #294988

Classi�edsCHILD CARE

Hello, my name is Maddie Crosby. I'm a junior at Greenbrier High School. I'm available to watch children after school and on weekends. Please call if you have any questions or would like to schedule babysitting. 7064212194 or Schrader (706)832-9485 I am a Freshman at Greenbrier High School. I am available to babysit your children after school or on weekends. Contact me if you have any questions or would like to schedule babysitting._________________________________________________


Hello my name is Sarah and I am a freshman at ASU, I will watch your pets in your home while you are away, please contact me at my cell. 706-414-2278 or marinocavaggion@comcast.net_________________________________________________My name is Jessica. I am fourteen, and in ninth grade at Green-brier High School. I enjoy playing with kids, and would love the opportunity to babysit for you. Week nights before 10:00 p.m. or weekends until whenever. I am also very good with a variety of animals, so if you need a pet sitter or dog walker, contact me at 706-955-7148._________________________________________________


I can do video and audio recording and editing. If you need a transfer of video to DVD or digital �les edited, I can help. Same with all things audio.swimmom2003@hotmail.com_________________________________________________


North Myrtle Beach condo for rent. 2BR/ 2BA, one block from the beach and shopping. Ocean Keyes gated community. 1st �oor, screened in porch and walk right out to pool, jacuzzi, tennis court, Billiard room and exercise room.706.814.7231 or tbourn5@comcast.net_________________________________________________

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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.


Show everyone how much youLOVE Riverwood!Oval Stickers and Koozies

Cost:Buy 1 for $3.00 or 2 for $5.00

Plastic TumblersBuy 1 for $2.00 or 3 for $5.00

Available at the Riverwood Clubhouse.Please bring exact change or check.

What’s New in Riverwood?

2013 ghs cheer camp

Yard SaleApril 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 thecommunity.

Participants are responsible for their own tables and are encouraged to place their own balloons on their mailboxes.



95.5% Dues Collected

4.5% Deliquent Balances

94% Dues Collected

6% Deliquent Balances


When: June 19-21 from 8:30am-12:30pmParent’s Pep Rally June 21 11:30-12:30Where: Greenbrier High School gymnasium

Why: Make new friends, have fun, improve cheerleading skills!

Who: Interested Cheerleaders Pre-K- 8th gradeCost: $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 Schoolc/o Lisa Corradino

5114 Riverwood ParkwayEvans, GA 30809

Make Checks Payable to Greenbrier HS CheerleadingFor More Information: Cheer Coach: Lisa

Parent Volunteer: Kelli Byrd

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



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!

Fun Holidays and Observances

APRIL 1 - April Fools DayAPRIL 2 - Peanut Butter & Jelly Day

MAY 5 - Cinco De MayoMAY 13 - Frog Jumping Day

JUNE - National Iced Tea MonthJUNE 21 - National Take Your Dog

to Work Day

Mensa Brain TeaserPlace one letter in the center of the cobweb so that

a five letter word can be arranged from each straight line of letters.

The added letter will be the center letter of each word.

What are the words?

Answer on the backpage

Riddle Me This1.) You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw

away the inside. What did you eat?


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”






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To ensure future delivery of The Plantation Journal and other important information, please register at

Meet Your Neighbor...

The Plantation Journal is a publication brought to you by Riverwood Plantation Homeowners AssociationRiverwood Plantation Association does not necessarily endorse or warrant any of the products or services o�ered by advertisers contained herein.

Getting to Know Ruth Pearl and Her FamilyArtist 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.

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 signifi-cant 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.

Photo Credit: Joe Wilczek

Mensa answer: Easel, dusty, haste and fussy

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!

Located in the Barn PavillionAll food is made to order, please allow time to properly prepare.

CATERINGBirthday Parties

Corporate LuncheonsHome Meal Deliveries



Chicken & Cheese QuesadillaPanini’sNachosPopcornCandy

All Natural Fruit SmoothiesLattes/Mocha

*Additional menu items will be added in the summer

Call or text your order into 803-624-2053

We have “pre-paid” accounts so no need to bring

money with you to the pool.