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Are we forgetting about the drought already?

I have about decided that the most prevalent attribute of the average human is an exceedingly short memory.

September 29, 2012 | Don Gardner Columnist | Lifestyle


Harry Potter author's prose grows up

The dust jacket of J.K. Rowling's ballyhooed new book, The Casual Vacancy, available today, bills it as "her first novel for adults." It's Rowling's first published work since she wrapped the mega-selling, seven-volume Harry Potter fantasy saga in 2007. And that puts her, and The Casual Vacancy, in a uniquely awkward position. The public knows Rowling as a fantasy-fiction Pied Piper; in an age ruled by videogames, her books got kids-even kids who otherwise don't read much-to thrill over every gripping chapter in a 4,100-page adventure saga about plucky young wizards vanquishing ...

September 27, 2012 | By Steve Daly For Parade Magazine | Lifestyle


Flu vaccine available through department

The Bryan County Health Department is offering the flu vaccine.

September 27, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Pedaling for health

Dozens of kids and families flocked to Jump 'N Jacks in Richmond Hill Saturday when the family fun center hosted its first-ever trike-a-thon to raise money for juvenile diabetes.

September 26, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Gown sales to benefit cancer education, outreach

Brides Against Breast Cancer will hold charity wedding gown sales Oct. 6-7 at St. Joseph's at Candler, 225 Candler Drive in Savannah.

September 25, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Great cast carries British comedy ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

Today, I'll be your guide to "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," now on home video. You won't even need a passport.

September 25, 2012 | Sasha McBrayer Film critic | Lifestyle


Pembroke Garden Club news

The Pembroke Garden Club recently recognized Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Moye with the Yard of the Month award and Mrs. Darrin Tomlinson with the Beauty Spot for September award.

September 23, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Life is much better when it’s going to the dogs

As anybody who knows me will confirm, I am crazy about dogs - which, I always remind my husband, is a lot better than being known as "the crazy dog lady."

September 23, 2012 | Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Fishing rodeo tips hat to wounded warriors

Gratitude - and the faint smell of fresh fish and saltwater - filled the air Saturday afternoon at Fort McAllister Marina as the catch from more than 50 boats with crews of soldiers was hauled in to be weighed.

September 19, 2012 | Julia Harrison Special to the News | Lifestyle


United Way sets its goal for 2012

Hundreds of people became "secret agents" Tuesday when the United Way of Bryan County kicked off its 2012 campaign "Mission: Possible."

September 19, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Lifestyle


PBS show explore's Civil War's staggering toll

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In the PBS American Experience documentary "Death and the Civil War" premiering Tuesday night, bloated Union and Confederate bodies are shown scattered on battlefields and in trenches and bleached skulls and body parts are stacked like cordwood.

September 18, 2012 | By Steve Szkotak Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


RH Exchange Club pays it forward during meeting

Members of the Richmond Hill Exchange Club learned a little about "paying it forward" Wednesday at the group's regular twice-monthly meeting in the Richmond Hill City Center.

September 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Lifestyle


Whooping cough vaccine blamed for outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) - As the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping cough outbreak in decades, researchers appear to have zeroed in on the main cause: The safer vaccine that was introduced in the 1990s loses effectiveness much faster than previously thought.

September 16, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Honey Boo Boo has hometown fans, critics

MCINTYRE, Ga. (AP) - The reality show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" has been a ratings winner in recent weeks, capitalizing on redneck stereotypes and the oversized personality of a 6-year-old beauty pageant regular. But some who live nearby are concerned about the way their quiet pocket of central Georgia is being portrayed on the TLC series.

September 16, 2012 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


In honor of a hometown hero

Richmond Hill resident Lisa Freeman traveled Tuesday to Washington, D.C., where she helped launch the book "In the Shadow of Greatness" during an event at the Navy Memorial.

September 15, 2012 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


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Red Cross app makes donating easier

The American Red Cross has launched a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App that puts the power to save lives in the palms of people's hands.

September 21, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Dating dilemmas

Although it is nearly 20 years since I met my future (American) husband in England and began dating him, I was reminded about this time in our relationship when we recently entertained a lovely young couple in our home. We have known the young man (now in his early 30s) for many years and he used to visit us as a teenager in England, and he seemed keen to introduce us to his new girlfriend. These young people are both from the Southern USA, so have the advantage of understanding each other's cultures and use of the English language ...

September 19, 2014 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


GSU seminar on elder abuse

SAVANNAH - Georgia Southern University and Senior Citizens Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to helping people age comfortably, have partnered to co-host the annual Elder Abuse Conference on Oct. 3 at the Coastal Georgia Center in downtown Savannah.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


New Rotary Club member joins

Dr. Gary Fischer, left, is the Richmond Hill Rotary Club's newest member. He was inducted Thursday at the Richmond Hill City Center by Rotary's District Governor Ted Thompson during his annual visit to the club.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Bark Park fundraiser a success

The Richmond Hill City Center reported a successful first Festive Friday last weekend to benefit the Bryan County Bark Park.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Fall may be hell for allergy sufferers

Allergy sufferers in the Southeast could be in for a groggy fall, as warm and wet months ahead will promote mold spore growth and prolong ragweed season, AccuWeather reports.

September 13, 2014 | By Jillian MacMath AccuWeather.com writer | Lifestyle


A day at an estate sale

Going to an estate-sale is more than just looking for antiques and other items to buy. To me, it marks the end of the owner's active life.

September 12, 2014 | By Francis Bond Columnist | Lifestyle


Garden club picks yard of month

The Richmond Hill Garden Club has selected the home of Richard Ralls at 120 Harvey Drive as the yard of the month for September. Ralls' yard has hidden gingers with white-and-lavender blooms below the leaves. It also features cast iron plants, elephant ears, nandina, ivy and salvia, all situated under sprawling oaks. A Japanese maple provides a focal point, and confederate jasmine adorns the mailbox.

September 11, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


'Festive Friday' fundraisers start next week

The Richmond Hill City Center recently announced Festive Fridays, a new initiative from 5-7 p.m. each second and third Friday beginning this month.

September 09, 2014 | Special to the news | Lifestyle


Unity founders, councilman talk

Unity in the Community founders Craig and Sharon Butts met with Richmond Hill City Councilman Johnny Murphy to discuss plans for the city.

September 09, 2014 | Special to the news | Lifestyle


AARP seeks tax program volunteers

DECATUR - AARP Foundation Tax-Aide - the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service - is seeking volunteers across Georgia to help taxpayers seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2014 tax returns.

September 09, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Same language; different taste buds

My husband loves Mexican food and took me out for a Mexican meal recently. It struck me that, even when it comes to exotic cuisine, palates differ greatly between the two nations I love: Britain and the good ol' USA.

September 04, 2014 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Young cancer victim's family carries on fight

At last week's Rotary Club meeting at the City Center, Danielle Webb gave a presentation about childhood cancer and her family's battle against this disease, which their 4-year-old son, William, lost earlier this year. She talked about the nonprofit organization set up in his honor, Warriors for William, and also asked for support of the second annual Warriors For William 5k at 8.30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

September 03, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


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