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Differences in eating styles fascinate

The American South is a wonderful place to experience old-fashioned courtesy.

February 24, 2012 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Garden club has Valentine meeting

Richmond Hill Garden Club recently had its February meeting.

February 23, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Interracial marriage at record in US

WASHINGTON - Interracial marriages in the U.S. have climbed to 4.8 million - a record 1 in 12 - as a steady flow of new Asian and Hispanic immigrants expands the pool of prospective spouses. Blacks are now substantially more likely than before to marry whites.

February 18, 2012 | By Hope Yen Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Hobby farm is place to learn, heal, share

Liberty County resident and amateur hydroponic farmer Bruce McCartney is happy to share his ever-expanding garden's nutrient-rich bounty with friends, neighbors and area residents.

February 17, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Correspondent | Lifestyle


Passes now required to enjoy some outdoors

Hikers, bikers, campers, boaters, bird watchers and horse riders now are required to buy user passes from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division before using designated state wildlife management areas.

February 16, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Lifestyle


Planting tips offered for Arbor Day

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Georgia Arbor Day is Friday. Everyone grab a shovel and get ready to plant a tree.

February 16, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


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


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I have a few '-gates' of my own

Who would have ever thought that an ill-conceived plan to break into the Watergate hotel during the 1972 Democratic convention would lead to a suffix explosion of named scandals and dirty deeds?

January 30, 2015 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Lifestyle


Rotarians hear of sea rescue, musical program

During last week's Rotary Club of Richmond Hill meeting at the City Center in J.F. Gregory Park, megateeth diver Bill Eberlein, who is a past Rotary Club of Richmond Hill president, told members of his recent rescue after being lost at sea during a dive. In addition, Jenny Woodruff from the Savannah Music Festival gave a presentation about their Musical Explorers educational-outreach program.

January 30, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Sound off for Jan. 29

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January 29, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Lifestyle


Common Threads aims to learn, help others

Common Threads - a group of knitting, crocheting and quilting enthusiasts who meet regularly at the Richmond Hill Public Library - donated over 2,000 items in the past year to help support local causes, charities and endeavors.

January 29, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Scouts build ramps for handicapped vets

Veterans in the city of Pembroke benefited from grant funds with handicap ramps and handicap-access rehabilitation. Beulah Baptist Church and local Scout groups paired up with the Pembroke Housing Team to volunteer labor for the projects. The groups were thanked their support.

January 24, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


American Traditions singer performs here

Jessica Ann Best, a Florida-based VOICE Festival singer and American Traditions Competition contestant, performed during the first Festive Friday of 2015 on Friday, Jan. 16, at the Richmond Hill City Center.

January 23, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Cruise through memories on boats

My parents have just set off from wintry, cold and wet England, where it is dark before 4 p.m. at this time of year, to go on a trip of a lifetime. They are flying to Australia to see family, ending up in New Zealand to visit friends, and in between seeing some highlights of coastal Australasia by cruising.

January 23, 2015 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Bamboo Farm director explains mission

Norman Winter, director of the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm, was the keynote speaker at last week's meeting of the Richmond Hill Garden Club.

January 23, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Sound off for Jan. 22

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January 22, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Lifestyle


'Sleeves Up' drive promotes blood donation

American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives in January during National Blood Donor Month through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.

January 21, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Area CASA sets 'Dancing...' fundraiser

Area residents, business leaders and "celebrities" gathered Friday at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington for the Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates' Dancing with the Stars kickoff event.

January 17, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee Correspondent | Lifestyle


Beat the winter blues

As I age, I realize it has become harder for me to bounce back from … well, just about anything.

January 15, 2015 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Lifestyle


Sound off for Jan. 15

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January 15, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Lifestyle


Artist's work on display at Hville gallery

The Hinesville Area Arts Council opened 2015 with a reception for local artist Ashley Kukula Cuevas last Thursday at the HAAC's downtown gallery on Commerce Street.

January 14, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee Correspondent | Lifestyle


Second Harvest benefits from campaign

ATLANTA - Savannah-area customers and associates contributed more than $40,800 in six weeks to Kroger's 2014 Can Hunger Campaign and $10,000 to a second initiative benefiting America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.

January 12, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


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