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Business Woman Gives Back to Community

From: Brooke Livingston, The Brunswick News

alicebarlowwebWhen Alice Barlow moved to the Golden Isles, she was delighted to find a community immersed in the arts. An Atlanta native, she studied music from an early age, playing several instruments. Over the years Barlow has served as organist for several churches and assumed the role of choir director at one. In 1999, she and her husband moved to St. Simons Island from Tennessee, instantly becoming active in the community. “When we moved to the Golden Isles, I was very pleased to find a strong arts community that included the visual as well as the performing arts,” said Barlow. “I believe this is critical to the quality of life in a community.”

In fact, she’s involved in a free concert being offered by the Coastal Symphony Sept. 5 at the Casino bandstand in Neptune Park. Those attending are encouraged to bring picnic suppers and lawn chairs to enjoy a rousingly patriotic program complete with “The Star Spangled Banner,” Sousa marches and a closing that will feature Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

Alice Barlow serves on the board of Coastal Symphony. She is first vice president of the Cassina Garden Club, president of the Episcopal Church Women of Christ Church, Frederica, and a layreader and choir member at Christ Church on St. Simons Island. Barlowe loves meeting new people, a trait that fits right in with her career as a real estate agent for Hodnett-Cooper Real Estate.

“One of the main things I love about my job is the opportunity to regularly learn new things and the challenge of stretching myself in new ways,” she says. “To serve clients properly, a real estate agent must be committed to continuing education and use of the latest technologies.”

As her husband often tells her, it’s important to re-invent yourself regularly and real estate helps her in that process.

Another Side:

  • She and her husband have been married for 44 years.
  • Regularly donates time to charities.
  • Is a member of the Hospice of the Golden Isles Auxiliary.
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