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Winery tour for military families

January 12, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


The story behind classic holiday fillm

I managed to surprise my husband recently when I casually admitted that I had never seen the movie "A Christmas Story." As is his habit, he immediately set about continuing my cultural makeover - an essential part of my "Americanization," according to him - and equally as important as the blue American passport I was granted two years ago.

January 05, 2015 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


The real story behind holiday classic ‘A Christmas Story’

I managed to surprize my husband recently when I casually admitted that I had never seen the movie 'A Christmas Story'. As is his habit, he immediately set about continuing my cultural makeover - an essential part of my 'Americanization', according to him - and equally as important as the blue American passport I was granted two years ago.

December 30, 2014 | By Lesley Francis Bryan County News columnist | Lifestyle


'Battle of the Five Armies' wraps up 'Hobbit' trilogy

The first "Hobbit" film was mediocre. The second was a slight improvement.

December 26, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


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


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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


Family gatherings important in our lives

In my view, I can't think of a more important activity than families getting together.

January 09, 2015 | By Francis Bond Columnist | Lifestyle


Happy birthday to 'king' of United States

Elvis Presley, "The King of Rock 'n' Roll," would have been celebrating his 80th birthday Jan. 8. It seems a lifetime ago that we heard news of his premature death in 1977.

January 08, 2015 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Sound off for Jan. 8

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January 08, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Lifestyle


Bryan County drive helps the homeless

Several local entities, retailers, churches and schools recently teamed up to make the first-ever "Help the Homeless Drive of Bryan County" a success.

January 08, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


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