Caroline Ashe Your Source in Augusta, GA Real Estate October 21st, 2011
The local story of Matt Burke, a bicyclist who was injured and later died from being struck by the driver of an SUV who was not paying attention, struck a cord with me. A sad cord and something that was preventable. I’ve read Matt Burke was a local physician, a war veteran, a father, a husband and an avid bicyclist seemingly enjoying his usual ride in Beech Island, SC.
A bicycling accident can happen in a flash and drivers and bicyclist need to be alert when on the road together. Be educated about sharing the road. Below are a few tips and reminders from the League of American Bicyclist:
Sharing the Road: Bicyclist:
- Obey traffic signs and signals
- Wear a helmet no mater how short the trip
- Always ride in the same directions as the traffic
- Do not swerve in the road or between parked cars
- Wear bright clothing and use reflectors
Sharing the Road: Motorist
- Reduce speed
- Do not honk your horn when approaching bicyclist
- When passing leave at least 4 feet between you and the bicyclist
- With children on bicycles, expect the unexpected and slow down
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Caroline Ashe Your Source in Augusta, GA Real Estate September 9th, 2011
As the days draw closer I can only hope that we all take a moment and reflect on our lives, the lives of those we love and the lives of perfect strangers that are effect by our nation’s worst tragedy- September 11th.
Here are a few 9/11 remembrance events in our area:
Saturday, September 10th – 7pm Remembering 9/11 Concert Columbia County Amphitheater
Sunday, September 11th – 9am Richmond County 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Augusta Commons Downtown
Sunday, September 11th – 6pm 9/11 Memorial Concert First Baptist Church of Augusta
Monday, September 12th – 11am 9/11 Ceremony Augusta State University
The 10th anniversary of 9/11 will open many wounds for our country, but we learned our country is strong and made up of great people from all walks of life that proudly call themselves Americans. Raise your flags high and remember….
Caroline Ashe Your Source in Augusta, GA Real Estate February 22nd, 2008
Listen for the Rumble…the annual Kelsi Long Memorial Ride is coming to town!! This year the ride will begin at Augusta Harley-Davidson for a trip down to the MCG Children’s Center.
There is a $20 donation per motorcycle- the proceeds go to the MCG Children’s Medical Center. Be a part of the fun and do something for the kids!! You can’t imagine how it feels to see the faces of the children (and the staff) light up when we ride in.
The ride is in memorial of Kelsi Long, a tiny angel who tragically was stillborn due to Down’s Syndrome. You can read her story at www.kelfoundation.org.
Special thanks to this years sponsors: Augusta Harley-Davidson, NBC Channel 26, and Eagle 105.7
For more information on the ride please call Augusta Harley-Davidson @ 706-651-0444 or Mike Maddox at 706-556-8427.
I participated last year, and had a wonderful time! My vow this year is take even more pictures. You can check out my article on the 2007 Kelsi Long Memorial Ride.
See you there!!
If you want to view a larger version of the flyer, click here: Kelsi Long Memorial Ride Flyer.
Caroline Ashe Your Source in Augusta, GA Real Estate August 30th, 2007
The other day I found out about a wonderful website called Kiva.org. They attempt to link up deserving entrepreneurs in 3rd world countries with willing lenders around the world. The premise is that lenders can make loans to small businesses at no interest. In turn, these businesses commit to gradually paying back the capital within a defined time period.
Kiva is a non-profit entity, so the Kiva website doesn’t take a dime of the transaction. Their overhead is entirely covered through private and corporate donations.
I think this a wonderful way to make a charitable contribution. It’s not giving without a return, it’s giving with strings. The difference is significant. As they say, “Give a man a fish he eats for a day, teach a man to fish he eats for a lifetime.” In this case the borrowers are charged with returning the lended capital.
The borrowers rarely default on these loans, and when you get paid back you can use the money or just lend the returned money to someone else. With one small contribution, you can continue to use that money to change many lives – not just one.
These borrowers aren’t just deserving people that need a leg up, these are people that are fighting to make a better life for their families and their communities. Please take the time to make an on-line visit to Kiva. With your help we can make a difference.
Caroline Ashe Your Source in Augusta, GA Real Estate July 11th, 2007
This Friday I will be participating in MCG Children’s Hospital event Movies Under the Stars! It only costs one dollar per person, and they are going to be showing some family friendly favorites! Click here for all the details!
Caroline Ashe Your Source in Augusta, GA Real Estate May 21st, 2007
Thursday, MCG Children’s Hospital held a charity event at Carrabba’s Restaurant called Celebrity Waiter Luncheon. This event raised funds for the hospital’s Children’s Miracle Network. Local celebrities Trent Butler, Liz Hill, and Jay Jeffries Greenjackets mascot- Auggie, Spartans head coach Bubba Diggs, the Lynx mascot Louie, and many more took the time to serve the public chicken marsala to raise money for the hospital.
This event is a kick off to the telethon that will be held June 2-3 for Children’s Miracle Network.