Landings Landlovers
Enriching the Community We Love
February Newsletter
President's Message
It’s the time of the year for resolutions. If you’re like me and made a resolution to declutter your closets, attics, and garages, please save your gently used stuff for Flea Market/Auctionmania intake days held on March 4, 5, & 6 at the TLA parking lot. High value items collected during intake will be sold during Auctionmania, our on-line silent auction for all residents held on Tuesday, March 14. New this year the Salvation Army will have a drop box to accept clean, usable clothing. The Flea Market and Auctionmania are our 2 largest fundraisers with all proceeds going directly to the Landlovers Foundation. 

Through the generosity and hard work of our members, Landlovers has given out more than $1.7 million in grants, scholarships, and merit awards. Our resolution is to continue to support our community by awarding Grants, Scholarships, and Community Service Merit Awards.

We award Grants to non-profit organizations for programs/projects and services that benefit residents of Skidaway Island. We are now accepting Grant Applications for this year. Applications can be found on the Landlovers website and are due NO LATER than March 21, 2023.

Landlovers Community Service Merit Awards recognize outstanding volunteer contributions by high-school juniors and seniors living at The Landings.  Do you know an exceptional high-school junior or senior who has volunteered more than 100 hours (not counting community service required by the applicant’s school) on volunteer programs where they have made a significant impact? Encourage them to apply for a Community Service Merit Award. In past years we have given cash awards between $500 and $3,000 for exceptional service. Applications can be found on the Landlovers website and are due NO LATER than March 14, 2023. 
Skidaway Island First Responders is reminding all residents to fill out the Yellow Cards they provide and make it accessible to First Responders by putting it inside your refrigerator on the hinged door side. Yellow cards may be picked up at the TLA offices. This could help save your life.

Lastly, one more thank you to everyone who rang for and donated to the Salvation Red Kettle Campaign over the holidays. Through your generosity, we raised $5,066.98.

Chris Lanigan
Don’t Miss Landlovers Feb 7 Winter Social!
What: “A Taste of Portugal”
When: Tues, Feb 7, from 5 to 7 pm (member bar opens at 4:45 pm)
Where: Marshwood Clubhouse - Arnie’s Tavern & Palmer’s Steakhouse
Who: Landlovers members only - you do not have to be a Club member.
Cost: $80 per person (You do not need to print tickets.)

Don’t miss Landlover’s February 7, “A Taste of Portugal,” bringing the international flavor of Portugal to the Landings. The casual evening features tasting stations with small plates prepared by Chef Sam and Portugese wines carefully selected by Sommelier Jason Restivo!

Passed appetizers - Portuguese Cheese and Charcuterie Display - Flatbread with Fig Spread, Goat Cheese, Balsamic Reduction - Portuguese Cataplana Fisherman’s Stew with Prawns, Clams, Air Cured Jamon, Tomato-Infused Shrimp Stock - Arroz de Marisco- Traditional Rice Dish with Sausage, Roasted Red Peppers
Portuguese wines paired with each display.
This event is capped at 120 participants. You must be a Landlovers member to attend, but club membership is not required. For questions, contact: Laura Gebele,, Nealy Madsen or Holly Taylor

What: Stitch and Bead
When: Tues, Jan. 24, Feb. 7 and 21 at 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Members’ homes (as announced by email)
What else: Please join us for our needlework gatherings. We welcome crafters working on any type of needle projects, from knitting to needlepoint, beading, cross stitch, crewel and felting. We normally meet twice a month on Tuesday afternoons. Look for an email with the location of the meeting. Landlovers membership is required.
Contact: Leslie Mathews ( to receive notices.
What: A Conversational History of Early Skidaway
When: Wednesday, February 1, 9:30 – 11:30
Where: Fellowship Hall at Messiah Lutheran Church
How Much: We encourage you to join or renew on the Landlovers Website. Annual Club dues are $25 individual or $30 family. Must be a Landlovers member. Guests are welcome for $5 fee.
What Else: Author Anne B. Hurley moved to Skidaway Island in 2020 and soon became interested in the very early history of the island. A series of articles in TWATL were well-received, leading to organizing and enhancing the information into book form covering prehistoric times to approximately 1750. Hear about giant sloths, feathered serpents, mission massacres, and treasure-laden Spanish galleons. This history is anything but ‘dry’. 

Coastal Georgia Living, formerly known as Green Thumb Club, focuses on gardening, wildlife, and the Georgia coastal lifestyle. Our monthly meetings begin with coffee and socializing, followed by our featured speaker. Please be environmentally friendly by bringing your own coffee cup.
What: Let’s get the romance going while we learn to Tango!
When: Monday, February 13th, 7-8:30 PM
Where: S.I. Methodist Church
Cost: $15/person
For more information contact Jane Golz, 704-641-4467
What: “Riverdance”
Where: Johnny Mercer Theater
When: Tuesday, February 21st
Showtime is 7:30pm
Trolley will leave at 5:30 PM from the Skidaway Island United Methodist Church parking lot. Return time is approximately 11:00pm. 
Ticket price: $75/person (includes trolley ride, tier 2 seating at theater, and all fees)
CLICK LINK HERE TO SIGN-UP. Space is limited to 37 total. Limit is two tickets per person. 
Any questions, please contact: Marilee Dalbey (334) 797-9952.
What: Men's Lunch Group
Where: Various restaurants around Savannah
How Much: Each person pays for their own meal
When: 2nd Tuesday each month
What Else: This is the eighth year of this successful men’s activity. Participants must be members of Landlovers.
Contacts: John Holmquist at or Rick Armstrong (
What: Cocktails with Friends
When: Saturday, February 18, 6-8:00pm
Where: At LL host homes. We are looking for people to host this evening at their homes. Please reach out to Becky Dominguez at if you would be interested in hosting some of your neighbors for the evening.
What Else: Guests will be assigned to various homes and bring an appetizer to share and their own libation
RSVP: Becky Dominguez at by 2/10/2023
What: Landlovers Modern Bridge
When: Every Wednesday from 11-2 at Marshwood 
All bridge players are welcome to join us. If interested, please reach out to: Marianne Claysmith at
The Club Car Golf Cart Raffle is still ongoing. Tickets are available to purchase for $50 ($25 to Landings Landlovers) through the website for the Club Car Championship. Please specify a Charity Donation of Landings Landlovers. 

Club Car winning raffle ticket will be drawn during the tournament, March 20-26. For help with purchasing online tickets, contact
What: Second Harvest Packing
When: Friday, March 3
What Else: On Friday, January 6 approximately 20 Landlovers spent the morning volunteering at America's Second Harvest. Organized by Landlovers Community Service, volunteers gather on a Friday morning several times a year to pack boxes for needy families at our local food bank. No skill is required, just a caring heart. All are welcome but participants must be members of Landlovers. Our next packing date is Friday, March 3. If you are interested in joining the group in March, please contact Rebecca Walling at

Established in 1981 in Savannah, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is a locally inspired, volunteer driven nonprofit food bank and community partnering organization. Second Harvest serves as the food safety net for tens of thousands of children, senior citizens, low-income families, and people with disabilities who are at risk of hunger throughout Southern Georgia. 
What: Flea Market Intake
When: Saturday, March 4 (9am-3:30pm), Sunday, March 5 (noon -3:30pm) and Monday, March 6 (9am-3:30pm)
Where: TLA parking lot

What Else: We need your slightly used items, in good condition! We’ll take most items from around your home: art, electronics, small appliances, collectibles, indoor and outdoor furniture, sporting goods and tools, linens, lamps, home decor items, kitchen items, toys, kid’s clothes, luggage and handbags and garden equipment. Don’t forget: unique and higher end items will be saved for Auctionmania, our silent auction held on Tuesday, March 14 in the Palmetto Ballroom. New this year: Salvation Army will have a drop box available to accept clean, usable clothing! To schedule pickup of large items during Intake days, email Mark Witbeck,

All funds raised from your donations go to the direct support of Landlovers philanthropy. Landlovers is a 501(c)3; donations are deductible. Questions about Flea Market? Email Tim Forbes at

When: Will now be held Tues, March 14, 5-7pm
Where: Palmetto Ballroom
What Else: Auctionmania is our annual silent auction where we sell unique and higher-end items collected during flea market intake. All Landlovers members, Landings residents, and their guests are welcome to attend.

Please update your calendars for the NEW date from Monday, March 13 to Tuesday, March 14. More details to come in February Newsletter.

If you have items you want to donate to the Flea Market or AuctionMania, bring them to flea market intake March 5 - 7.
NEW!! Landlovers Singing Group
Do you love to sing and harmonize in a group with other singers? Landlovers invites you to be part of a new, co-ed singing group. We hope to attract a small group of singers who share a love of a cappella singing to create a unique sound in 4 part vocal harmony. We would sing arrangements from classic American hits to contemporary pop tunes to bring the joy of singing to our local audiences.

We are trying to gauge interest in this potential opportunity. Please reach out to Eileen Yost at if interested.
  • Open Bocce Play - Sunday, March 19 from 1:00 - 4:00
  • Spring Golf Scramble - Sunday, May 21. Reach out to Eileen Yost at with any questions
Monthly Activities
Landlovers has a variety of recurring activities. Check out the list of activities by visiting the webpage HERE.
Platinum Sponsor of Landlovers Foundation

The Landings Company’s mission is “ maintain and enhance property values at The Landings.” They do that and so much more. The Landings Company was established in 1998, becoming The Landings Home Owners Association’s wholly owned real estate company. Their vision is to provide the best possible real estate services to buyers and sellers within our community. The health and maintenance of our community goes directly to the heart of the mission and vision of The Landings Company (TLCo).

TLCo posts home listings not only in MLS but also on,, and Zillow. TLCo also enjoys partnerships with,, and other national entities which allow it to attract buyers from all across our nation. TLCo actively seeks and attracts a wide cross section of buyer. TLCo offers unique Discovery Visits to The Landings allowing potential residents to fully experience our spectacular lifestyle and stunning environment.

TLCo is proudly active within The Landings community and the greater Savannah area. Its agents work and live in The Landings, and the company partners effectively with TLA and TLC to fulfill its mission.

When speaking with Raoul Rushin, President of The Landings Company, thank him for supporting Landlovers at the Platinum level. He and his staff understand not only our market but know how to market to a national market with the homeowner in mind.
Landlovers is grateful for recurring and first time Individual Donors. If you have not had an opportunity to give and would like to,
Thanks to Our Generous Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver & Bronze Sponsors!
Diamond - Club Car Championship at the Landings
Platinum - Michael's Roofing, Soundview Wealth Advisors, The Landings Co., Yates-Astro Pest and Termite
Gold - Dental Harbor, Gaughf Dermatology
Silver - Coastal Care Partners, JC Lewis, Jones Coastal Landscaping, SouthState Bank,
Bronze - Cody Padgett Garage Doors, Coastal Dentistry, Nicole Casino
Communications Directors
Pam McCloskey & Julia Harrell
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