Thursday marked the 61st annual National Day of Prayer observance, and around 20 people gathered on the front steps of Richmond Hill City Hall to pray for national, state and city leaders, families and others.
Now in his 16th month of treatment for leukemia, 10-year-old Richmond Hill resident Dylan Moore has some celebrating to do.
Terry Hubbard of Pembroke was awarded the Pembroke Garden Club's April Yard of the Month. Meanwhile, the Pembroke Garden Club Beauty Spot for April was awarded to Eva Martin of Pembroke.
The Warnell name is one that is well-known and respected in the forestry community.
The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is seeking nominations for its 2013 list of Places in Peril, an annual accounting of the state's 10 most endangered historic places. The list is designed to raise awareness about Georgia's significant historic, archaeological and cultural resources, including buildings, structures, districts, archaeological sites and cultural landscapes that are threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of maintenance, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy. The submission deadline is Monday, June 4; the list will be announced in October.
I met a Looper!
We are just to the calendar date when our turf fertilization usually starts, and the turf disease year already is off to a new and rousing start.
The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) is searching for Georgians who turn 100 or older in 2012. On their birthdays, DHS' Division of Aging Services will honor these centenarians with a certificate of recognition and a thank you for their contributions to Georgia's families and communities.
The 2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show, a high-energy, fast-paced 90-minute song-and-dance production featuring a cast and crew made up entirely of active duty soldiers, is coming to Fort Stewart on May 8.
Did you know that Monday, April 23 - or 23 April as we say in England - is St. George's Day?
At its first meeting in April at the Richmond Hill City Center, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill presented its monthly junior rotarian award to Dominique Brown, a student at Richmond Hill High School.
Boy Scout Troop 400 recently awarded Scouting's highest honor to brothers Andrew, Nathan and Philip Martinez of Richmond Hill.
More than 600 volunteers for Winn Army Community Hospital and Fort Stewart's Medical and Dental Activity Command were honored for their dedication and personal sacrifice Monday during an award ceremony at the hospital's Patriot Room.
I'm not sure if I know what it means in today's terms, but I knew what it did mean yesterday.
I recently returned from a wonderful weekend in Atlanta, staying with Sarah, my closest friend from college days who is also British and, by great good fortune, now works in Georgia. Our tradition when I visit is to indulge in some serious retail therapy and spend a few glorious hours in the Atlanta stores.
THERE'S A GOOD reason the John-Michael Tebelak/Stephen Schwartz musical Godspell has endured and prospered for more than 40 years. Its Christian theme notwithstanding, it's a story about love and family-building.
Richmond Hill resident and Marine Corps and Vietnam veteran Dave Lovell was chosen March 15 as veteran of the day at Magic Kingdom in Disney World. Lovel paraded down Disney's Main Street with his family, including wife Ginny, son Danny, daughter and son-in-law Donna and Johnny Hodges, Diane Hodges and grandson Tyler Hodges.
Shingles is an infection that can cause a painful rash, and about half of all cases occur in people older than 60.
Relay for Life is a yearly event that seeks to raise money for research to find the cure for cancer and to help those diagnosed with cancer and their families cope with the realities of fighting the disease.
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill recently welcomed Chaplain Andrew E.V. Krey, executive director of Maritime Bethel at Savannah and pastor at Bible Lutheran Church in Rincon.
National Public Health Week will be recognized April 7 – 13 in Coastal Georgia.
Richmond Hill High School student Charis Peterson was recently named Junior Rotarian by the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill.
To commemorate National Public Health week on April 7-13, the Coastal Health District has given each day of the week a theme in an effort to send the public several health-related messages.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club has selected the holly trees in the Ways Station Shopping Center as its special "Set Your Sight on this Site" for March. These huge holly trees are not only beautiful due to their size and bright red berries, but the berries also provide food for the birds. The Richmond Hill Garden Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month September-May at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center in J.F. Gregory Park. The club welcomes visitors and new members.
It's hard to imagine that 240 years ago, American colonists drank tea - not sweet tea, but English tea.
April is a significant month in the history of the Civil War. It began on April 12, 1861, (153 years ago) and is widely considered to have ended with Gen. Lee's surrender on April 9, 1865.
SAVANNAH - Jessica Neeley of Richmond Hill has been nameda candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year campaign.
THE BOTTOM of your trash bin ain't a pretty place.
The Richmond Hill Farmers Market gets under way Tuesday in J.F. Gregory Park. The market will be in action from 3-7 p.m. every Tuesday through mid-October. According to market manager Angus McLeod, there will be more than 40 vendors on opening day selling bread, produce, honey, seafood and more. The market will also include craft vendors.
If you think carrying a 35-pound rucksack on a 26-mile hike is a piece of cake, Tom Nash wants a word with you.