Treat your little one to their first drive-in complete with dinner and arts & crafts project in addition to the movie!
How about a drive-in movie for your little one? Treat him or her to this old-fashioned delight — and score a little alone time for you — with a great deal from The Little House of Art: At the LivingSocial website Pay $17 for the Kids’ Drive-in Movie Night (regularly $35). From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., children ages 3 to 6 and ages 7 to 10 will enjoy pizza, popcorn, arts and crafts, and, of course, a movie. They are welcome to wear PJs and bring a pillow for this fun evening. Or, encourage your child’s creativity with one canvas painting class with take-home artwork for ages 4 to 6 or ages 7 to 12 for $17 (regularly $35). Budding artists will receive instruction from experienced instructors during this 90-minute class; check the calendar for dates and times. Little House was recently featured on both Fox 5 and the Atlanta Mom show!
On March 28, 2012 the Family Law Section of the State Bar together with the Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia is sponsoring the first ever continuing legal education program in Georgia focused exclusively on issues for same-sex couples.
Lawyers from across Georgia, including our very own Ruth Claiborne, will gather to learn about and discuss legal issues for same sex couples. Speakers will discuss topics including: Same-sex Issue Spotting; First Steps to Take When Retained; Interaction between Federal and State Law for Same-sex Marriage; Title 19, when it is and is not available in Same-sex Matters (and Where Else to Look); and, Domestic Partnerships. Ruth Claiborne will be speaking on parentage and same sex couples.
The New York Times’ Motherlode blog just published this piece about whether blogging makes new moms happier. In generations past new moms had to actually get out of the house to connect with each other – not an easy feat when you have a young child. Now through blogging, women connect constantly regarding a variety of topics without leaving their living rooms. And, according to a recent small research study, this makes new moms happier. Read the piece and let us know what you think. Do you have a blog? Has a blog helped you as a parent? As an adoptive parent or a parent through surrogacy?
Weekly visits from the Wow! food truck make lunch time more fun in our office complex at Lenox Pointe. The pulled chicken with grits and the shrimp cakes are our favorite dishes. If you’d like to know more about food in Atlanta, check out Amy’s food blog, Amy on Food.
Claiborne & Surmay, P.C. is proud to announce that T. Buckley Levins has joined the firm as an Associate. Please join us at an open house and welcoming reception for Buck on Monday, September 19, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. at the firm’s offices located at 410 E. Bay Street, Savannah, Georgia. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.
Buck is an honors graduate of the University of Georgia and a 2005 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law. Buck will be practicing in the areas of Family Law, Civil/Plaintiff’s Litigation, Appellate Litigation, and Criminal Defense. Buck is a native of Perry, Georgia and has previously served as a Senior Assistant District Attorney in the Alcovy Judicial Circuit and been in private practice in Americus, Georgia.
Today Claiborne & Surmay, P.C. partner Ruth Claiborne was featured on Creating a Family’s weekly radio show. This week’s show focuses on the legal issues surrounding egg, sperm and embryo donation. You can listen to archived and live radio shows here.
Claiborne & Surmay, P.C. recommends Creating a Family as a supplementary resource for information about adoption, infertility and assisted reproduction. This non-profit organization’s website includes a blog, webinars, videos and country charts for international adoption in addition to the weekly radio show.
Claiborne & Surmay PC congratulates long time foster parent, adoptive parent and friend of the firm Bonnie Gunter for her recent Georgia lottery win. We cannot imagine a person who deserves this more. For the complete story, click here.
Attorney Lori Surmay, has enjoyed a busy July! A TRUE Harry Potter fan, she attended a special preview of the new movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, the day before it opened nationwide. The showing represented Lori’s first foray into the world of 3D at a theater, which she enjoyed. She even sent text messages to our office and posted on Facebook during the anxious moments before the movie began. Although not dressed in costume like other attendees, a cameraman interviewed Lori afterward and she pronounced the film “Fabulous!” The following week, Lori dined at Twist and sat next to many of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Of course, her nieces had to explain who the “celebrities” were. Then after a great concert at the Atlanta Botanic Gardens, Lori visited with country recording icon Emmylou Harris, her dogs and her family. Now she must prepare to teach again at UGA Law School next month.
Attorney Ruth Claiborne enjoys arranging flowers for family and friends and assists with her church’s flower program. Each summer Ruth enters the Mountains in Bloom Garden Festival Flower Show in Highlands, NC and she frequently comes away with a ribbon. This year Ruth won second place for her entry in the “Tea for Two” category. Flower arrangement entries were displayed at the Bascom Art Center’s early 1800s hand-hewn post and beam barn. The show also featured a horticulture exhibit as well as a nature photography exhibit.
Claiborne & Surmay P.C.’s Amy Wallas Fox won the “Most Innovative Flavor” award at Slow Food Atlanta’s 5th Annual Ice Cream Social fundraiser in June. Click here to read the full post on Amy’s popular food blog.