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Social niceties vary by location

With Valentine's Day approaching next week and the stores full of hearts, flowers and cupid's bows, my mind turns toward kissing.

February 12, 2012 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Social intimacies vary between countries

With Valentine's Day approaching next week and the stores full of hearts, flowers and cupid's bows, my mind turns toward kissing.

February 11, 2012 | By Lesley Francis Bryan County News Columnist | Lifestyle


Information line gets its own day

Saturday is national 211 Day, a nationwide program that connects callers to critical human services within their communities. 211 is the number to call in the Coastal Empire community to find or get help.

February 09, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Garden club raffle winners

The Pembroke Garden Club drew winners for its Winter Raffle during its monthly meeting Jan. 19.

February 07, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


'I just love your accent'

If I had a dollar for every time an American said to me, "I love your accent," my shoe and kitchen appliance shopping funds (two of my major weaknesses) would be incredibly healthy.

February 06, 2012 | By Lesley Francis For the Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Snakes driven out of Claxton festival

CLAXTON - In its 45th year, the festival formerly known as the Claxton Rattlesnake Roundup is undergoing something of a midlife transformation.

February 03, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Phone technology has come a long way

We all know what a cellphone is and the possible health effects of the frequencies involved over a long period, but do we appreciate the benefits and realize what made it all possible?

February 02, 2012 | By Francis Bond Columnist | Lifestyle


Area YMCA launches campaign

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia is launching Priceless Gifts, its' annual community support campaign.

January 29, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Stewart celebrates wildlife

Active-duty and retired soldiers, along with family members of all ages, filled every table at Club Stewart's main ballroom Saturday evening for the fourth annual Wildlife Gala and Venison Cook-off to learn about hunting and fishing opportunities on the largest military installation east of the Mississippi River.

January 28, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Lifestyle


Margaret Martin celebrates her 93rd

Margaret G. Martin, who was born Jan. 5, 1919, recently celebrated her 93rd birthday with family with a meal at Captain Joe's Seafood in Midway.

January 23, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Returning teachers named junior rotarians

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill presented its first monthly Junior Rotarian awards of the year Jan. 12 to two Richmond Hill High School graduates who came back to teach at the school.

January 21, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Kicking off to Relay For Life

Cheers could be heard in the Richmond Hill City Center on Thursday evening when dozens people gathered to help kick off this year's sports-themed Relay For Life in Bryan County.

January 21, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Visit Richmond Hill releases video

Visit Richmond Hill, also known as the Richmond Hill Convention and Visitors Bureau, has released a video designed to educate and promote the city as "the secret" in Savannah's backyard to potential visitors and residents.

January 19, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Local Gold Star Wife bringing others together

Area Gold Star Wives of all eras will have the opportunity to meet and socialize for the first time in the area Friday when ladies - and gentlemen - will gather at the Georgia National Guard Armory in Savannah.

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


Richmond Hill is worth discovering

Many have heard of or have visited Savannah, but Richmond Hill has to be discovered.

January 16, 2012 | By Francis Bond Columnist | Lifestyle


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Historic document debuts at oyster roast

Guests at the Richmond Hill Historical Society's oyster roast Friday night made their way to Ford Plantation's 1930s oyster house via a sandy path lit by garden torches. Beneath a cold but clear sky, about 150 fundraiser attendees mingled amid live oaks, sampled the fare and awaited the premiere of the society's new documentary, "The Hidden History of Richmond Hill Georgia."

December 21, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Lifestyle


Let faith, hope, love guide you this season

"Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to." That is one of the more famous lines from the 1947 film, "Miracle on 34TH Street."

December 21, 2014 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Lifestyle


RH Garden Club names yard of month

The Richmond Hill Garden Club awarded its December Yard of the Month to Sandy and Austin Andersen, who live at 500 Greenwich in Richmond Heights subdivision.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Santa visits Sterling creek

Santa visited residents of Sterling Creek Plantation subdivision recently with the help of Bryan County Emergency Services. He rode a fire truck and stopped to hear what children wanted for Christmas.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Colonial-era Christmas at Fort Morris

Fort Morris State Historic Site hosted its annual Colonial Christmas festival on Dec. 6, giving visitors a taste of 18th century holiday traditions and seasonal entertainment.

December 19, 2014 | By Kayla Rand Correspondent | Lifestyle


Young Repblicans have holiday party

The Richmond Hill High School Young Republicans club recently marked the holiday season with a party.

December 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Tiny dancers highlight Rotary meeting

At the Dec. 11 meeting of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill, nearly 90 guests from the senior centers in Richmond Hill and Pembroke were treated to a holiday meal and gifts from Rotarians."Our Rotary Club likes to reach out to the wider community as much as we can and it has become our tradition to host senior citizens from Bryan County every December," club President Lesley Francis said. "It is wonderful to be able to bring together the younger generation from Life Moves with our community's senior citizens, and the City Center produced a wonderfully seasonal menu ...

December 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Midway Museum hosts 55th annual tea

Midway Museum hosted its 55th annual Christmas Tea on Saturday to celebrate the holiday season and preserve Midway's Colonial history.

December 18, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Lifestyle


Sound off for Dec. 18

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December 18, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Lifestyle


Fort McAllister's fall commemorated

Union soldier re-enactors breached Fort McAllister on Saturday to recreate a Civil War battle that happened 150 years ago when Confederate soldiers occupied the fort. The 1864 overtaking of the fort, four months before the war's end, famously is known for bringing Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's "March to the Sea" to end.

December 18, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Lifestyle


Sleep deprivation hurts careers more than helps

Burning the midnight oil implies working overtime, long into the night, to get something done and ultimately to get ahead. But the belief that sacrificing a few hours of sleep for a few more hours of work will lead to higher achievement has been debunked by science.

December 17, 2014 | By Deborah Sutton Deseret News | Lifestyle


Plant's employees go all out for Toys4Tots

Employees at Riceboro based SNF Floquip got into the competitive spirit of giving by collecting 331 toys for the Liberty County Toys4Tots program.

December 15, 2014 | By Patty Leon Correspondent | Lifestyle


Rotary donates $500 to United Way

Last week, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill awarded $500 to the United Way.

December 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Cultural references help explain America

My husband grew up in a working-class neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the 1960s. He tells me that he got his work ethic and determination from his dad, his politeness from his mom, his sense of right and wrong from "Leave it to Beaver" and "The Andy Griffith Show," and his sense of humor from "Petticoat Junction" and "The Beverley Hillbillies."

December 12, 2014 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Seabrook Village bring past to life

Organizers worked to raise awareness for Seabrook Village with Saturday's Sugar Cane Festival, which featured cane grinding and extraction, free hayrides and tours of the historic community.

December 12, 2014 | By Kayla Rand Correspondent | Lifestyle


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