The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill is dedicating a percentage of its fundraising efforts this year to help local causes in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
The Pembroke Garden Club named Tremble Funeral Home on Ledford Street the Yard of the Month for November and the club named Pembroke City Hall the Beauty Spot for November for the pansy bed around the city hall sign.
Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery will host Wreaths Across America, a holiday wreath-laying ceremony, at noon Saturday, Dec. 11 to honor and remember the nation's veterans. The Bonaventure Society, Children of the American Revolution is coordinating the event to pay tribute to veterans of each branch of the military, the Merchant Marines, prisoners of war and those still missing in action.
Air Force Airman Kevin M. Sullivan recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Aura Welch, Maria Martinez and Joyce Kelner are "fresh meat," enduring sore muscles and bruises from playing on a fast-paced and growing grassroots sport team.
Longtime Pembroke Lions Club member Marie L. Smith was recognized for her humanitarian work by Lions Club International and named a Melvin Jones Fellow on Nov. 16 by Joe Bill Brannon, Lions Club district governor. Brannon awarded Smith a plaque and said the Melvin Jones Fellowship is "the highest honor that a (Lions) club can give to an individual."
The Pembroke Garden Club had a Thanksgiving-themed meeting Nov. 18 for its regular monthly meeting at the Pembroke Community Center. The guest speaker was Scott Thompson of Thompson's Garden Center on Hwy. 67. The club will have its annual Christmas luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 9, at the community center.
Since 1993, hunters have been bringing meat to the tables of those in need through the Georgia Hunters for the Hungry program.
Some people give money during the holidays. Others give toys to needy children. And some, like Judy and Paschal Brewer, give Christmas trees.
The 59th annual Richmond Hill United Methodist Church Bar-B-Q, Bazaar and Silent Auction brought a taste of tradition back in a big way on Saturday.
Cub Scout Pack 357 from Ellabell met Nov. 13 with former NFL player Terry Bryant.
PawParazzi and The Boy Scouts of America recently co-hosted a costume contest fundraiser to fund a new Veterinary Explorer Post program for Richmond Hill High School students.
Army Reserve Pfc. Nicholas B. Longphre has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
The cities of Pembroke and Richmond Hill will be doing their part to make the holiday season special for residents of Georgia's hospitals by serving persons with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs through the Mayors' Christmas Motorcade.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
The Richmond Hill High School Young Republicans club recently marked the holiday season with a party.
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 ...
Midway Museum hosted its 55th annual Christmas Tea on Saturday to celebrate the holiday season and preserve Midway's Colonial history.
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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.
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.
Employees at Riceboro based SNF Floquip got into the competitive spirit of giving by collecting 331 toys for the Liberty County Toys4Tots program.
Last week, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill awarded $500 to the United Way.
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."
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.
A hungry crowd packed the pavilion at J.F. Gregory Park on Friday night for the 13th annual Chili Cook-Off in Richmond Hill. Holiday music played over a loud speaker as attendees strolled past vendor booths, stopping frequently to sample the offerings, which ranged from spicy to mild.