Plans are under way for Hospice Savannah's second annual Summer Night event Saturday, June 11.
As we enter early summer, which is my favorite time of year, I once again am struck with the differences between the United States and jolly old England. Obviously it is around 20 degrees hotter here and flip-flops already are daily wear, but another big difference is the celebration of Mother's Day.
The Richmond Hill Historical Society will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the main building at Fort McAllister.
The Colony Bank branch on Ogeechee Road in Savannah, along with the community, showed support for the Matthew Freeman Project: Pens and Paper for Peace on Friday with a donation drive and cookout.
"Thank you, thank you for what you do, and have fun today," actor Gary Sinise said as he shook hands and posed for photographs with soldiers, spouses and their dependents Saturday for a meet-and-greet at Fort Stewart.
When wartime came to 1940s Georgia, rural life was turned on its ear for the residents of Taylors Creek and other small communities scattered throughout nearly 300,000 acres.
Magnolia Manor on the Coast Garden Group recently unveiled a picturesque flower garden that was developed through the support of resident volunteers alongside Jason Jones and others who contributed to a special fund.
The Pembroke Christian Church Men's Club hosted a military-themed breakfast meeting April 9. U.S. Army Chaplain Chris Rice from Fort Stewart and Pembroke United Methodist Minister Larry Sauls, a veteran, were the keynote speakers. Other veterans included two other local ministers: the Rev. Jim Sullivan and the Rev. Jim Correll.
Iris Sims, president of Beta Theta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, attended the Psi State convention March 25-27 at Lake Blackshear.
You don't have to ask twice for volunteers to do something good for their community. And that was just the case recently when 85 percent of the registered members of Cub Scout Pack 141 showed up to help beautify Pembroke.
Pembroke resident and Gold Star Wife Patricia Barbee recently visited with Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, the former commander of the 3rd Infantry Division on Fort Stewart. Barbee said she will miss Cucolo and his wife, Ginger, and welcomes the incoming commander, Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams.
Army Reserve Spc. Tyler S. Dietz, a 2008 graduate of Richmond Hill High School, is returning to the United States after a deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Air Force Airman Devin T. Cothern graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Nothing says "happy Earth Day" quite like putting a few trees in the ground. And that's exactly what happened Friday when Richmond Hill city officials and the Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation came together to plant a live oak and five dogwoods on the City Center grounds.
With Easter egg hunts in both Richmond Hill and Pembroke last weekend, it was evident that Peter Cottontail passed through to visit boys and girls of Bryan County. There was even a few sightings.
Fort Stewart soldiers and family members learned about family adventures, hotel accommodations, dining, entertainment, education and recreation opportunities from Savannah and Hilton Head to Orlando at Tuesday's Fall Community Showcase and Travel Show.
Other than Atkinson's peanut-butter bars and the orange-slice jelly candies I enjoyed as a kid, I've been good about keeping candy at arm's length. But when I was stationed in Italy, I discovered that European chocolatiers take chocolate to a whole new level. Had my unit not rotated to Fort Bragg early, I might now be diabetic.
During the Korean War, my outfit, the 471st Quartermaster Salvage Co., had been in Germany more than a year. Many of us had taken the opportunity to visit the surrounding cities and towns. Gradually, we were becoming accustomed to the German society, or better yet, we were blending in. Life was becoming normal in our different world.
Downtown Atlanta was teeming with characters last weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. B.L. "Billy" Kennedy recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. The two were high school sweethearts and were married on Aug. 28, 1953, by the late Rev. V.P. Bowers at the Pembroke Christian Church.
With Labor Day behind us and everyone in a back-to-work mood I have been thinking about differences in the workplace and confusion between those of us who grew up speaking "English English" as opposed to "American English."
The Bryan County Bark Park will hold its first BYOD - bring your own dog - evening with a "Yappy Hour" from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 12 at Fish Tales Restaurant, 3203 Fort McAllister Road in Richmond Hill.
Attorney Robert F. "Bob" Pirkle recently received an award from a nationwide fraternity.
I prefer to buy organic fruits, veggies and meats. Rarely can I afford that, however, so I at least want it fresh. If I can't get it fresh, the next acceptable level is frozen. If I can't even get it frozen, I'll accept canned, depending on what's on the label.
Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler presents local Boy Scout Sawyer Duckworth with a resolution honoring him for obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout. The presentation was made at the Aug. 22 city council meeting.
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill welcomed Iva Salomounova from the Czech Republic to its weekly meeting recently.
The Fort Morris State Historic Site in Midway hosted its annual cannon- and musket-firing demonstrations Monday as part of a Labor Day celebration. The event, which also included games and food that were popular more than 200 years ago, gave participants a chance to step back into the 18th century and learn about Fort Morris' history.
The Richmond Hill Lions Club met Aug. 22 at the Bryan Lodge 303 F&AM building on Bass Street.
Team Evan of Richmond Hill is holding fundraisers this week to raise money for the Light the Night walk event Oct. 18 in Savannah.
SAVANNAH - United Way of the Coastal Empire, in partnership with Kole Management Company, has launched the Independent Housing Collaborative, an initiative dedicated to helping qualified individuals and families build stable housing and self-sufficient lives.