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YMCA of Coastal Empire launches campaign

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia provided $2.2 million in financial assistance in 2010 to more than 25,000 children, individuals and families in its four county service areas, and it hopes to do it again with the Priceless Gifts Campaign, which kicked off Monday.

January 26, 2011 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Patriotism

When I heard about the little girl whose microphone stopped working as she was singing "The Star Spangled Banner" before an ice hockey match in Virginia, I must admit I got a little choked up.

January 26, 2011 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Common Threads knits for Special Olympics

Common Threads knitting group of the Richmond Hill Public Library joined other participating states in the 2011 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project.

January 24, 2011 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Tickets on sale for Rotary dance

Tickets are now available for the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill's charitable fundraising prom-themed dance at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Richmond Hill City Center in J.F. Gregory Park.

January 24, 2011 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Former 486 scouts earns Eagle rank

A former member of Boy Scout Troop 486 in Richmond Hill has climbed the ranks to Eagle Scout in Colorado Springs, Colo.

January 24, 2011 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Highlights for Hope extends into Richmond Hill

Marie Winters always wears a lock of pink in her short hair. It's a sign of her support for people suffering from cancer.

January 19, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | Lifestyle


What it takes to be a 'steel magnolia'

While city girls were learning how to open doors with just a smile, girls in Dixie were learning the ways and wiles of "Southern charm" and "Southern hospitality." At an early age, they learned to sprinkle their "magic dust" over others and reap the rewards.

January 19, 2011 | By Shirley Hiers Columnist | Lifestyle


Dancers place in ballroom competition

Area residents placed in the Professional American Style Smooth Division at the Savannah Dance Classic held Jan. 6-8.

January 17, 2011 | | Lifestyle


King honored on Fort Stewart

Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson based his address during a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance Wednesday at Fort Stewart not on King's legendary "I Have A Dream" speech, but on King's last book, prophetically titled "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community." The book was published in 1967, one year before King's assassination and decades before most of Johnson's audience was born.

January 14, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Lifestyle


Center trying to keep seniors covered

"Many seniors in our area go without heat during the cold months in order to pay for groceries, medications and other essential items," said Mary Foley, marketing director for Senior Citizens Inc. "For more than seven years, (our organization) has distributed blankets to those seniors in need. This year, with the help of Georgia Natural Gas and Starbucks Coffee, the 2011 Blanket Drive will serve communities in six counties in Coastal Georgia."

January 14, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Lifestyle


Bidding adieu to the Breezeway

By Shirley Hiers

January 12, 2011 | By Shirley Hiers Columnist | Lifestyle


Lesson in Revolutionary history

A recent meeting of the Richmond Hill Historical Society featured Capt. Jonathan Fields lecturing on the role of Coastal Georgia during the Revolutionary War.

January 11, 2011 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


2011 off to running start for 12

Jenny Zervis eats what she wants to eat. It makes her happy.

January 11, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | Lifestyle


Bring One for the Chipper Saturday

Discarded Christmas tress, some still with tinsel attached to branches are piling up in J.F. Gregory Park before the "Bring One for the Chipper Day," which is scheduled for Saturday. Residents can drop off old Christmas trees at any time this week at the park. The trees will be recycled into mulch Saturday. The "Chipper" day is a statewide annual event the city has participated in over the years. The first 250 residents to drop off their trees Saturday will receive a red maple tree.

January 05, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Richmond Hill yard of the month

The Richmond Hill Garden Club chose the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Hampton at 690 Sterling Road in The Cove as the Yard of the Month for December. They also received a gift card to Tim and Dave's Nursery.

January 05, 2011 | | Lifestyle


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Garden club tours GSU Botanical Garden

For their March meeting, the Pembroke Garden Club members enjoyed a trip to the Georgia Southern University Botanical Garden in Statesboro, also known as Garden of the Coastal Plain. The ladies enjoyed a tour of the garden led by guide Kathy Tucker, viewed the many variety of plants on the well-kept rounds, and the small one room schoolhouse on the premises; then enjoyed lunch at a local restaurant.

April 14, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Dinner, comedy for church fundraiser

Restoration Worship Center of Richmond Hill will present dinner and the comedic one-act play, "The Slabtown District Convention," at 6 p.m. May 10 at the Wetlands Center in J.F. Gregory Park.

April 13, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Ball game benefits youth emergency shelter

SAVANNAH - The Savannah Sand Gnats will have their fourth annual "Pack the Park" game, benefiting Park Place Outreach - Youth Emergency Shelter, starting at 7:05 p.m. April 29 at Grayson Stadium.

April 12, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Pembroke Garden Club honors residents

The Pembroke Garden Club recently named its beauty spot and yard of the month for March.

April 11, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Monster mash-up

ALL THE FANBOYS and gamer girls will come out to play this weekend, when GnomeCon descends upon Savannah like a beneficent dragon.

April 11, 2014 | Jessica Leigh Lebos Connect Savannah | Lifestyle


Second Unity in Community festival set

The second annual Unity in the Community festival, formally the Jazz and Unity in the Community, will be held from 1-9 p.m. May 31 at J.F. Gregory Park.

April 10, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


'Best breakfast in town' -- yeah, right

The large billboard could be seen half-mile away when traveling north on I-95, near the town of Dunn, N.C. The colorful ad depicted a large dinner plate with two eggs over-easy, several slices of bacon and a generous portion of good ol' Southern grits.

April 10, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Lifestyle


Shoe decorating contest under way

Georgia Game Changers Running Company is sponsoring its second annual spring Decorate an Old Running Shoe contest this month. Participants will decorate shoes and turn them into Game Changers no later than Sunday.

April 10, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Rain forces concert inside, band still rocks

Third Infantry Division soldiers and their families braved the rain Sunday to crowd into the Newman Fitness Center gymnasium for a free concert by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band. The event was moved indoors due to rain and was delayed an hour, but that didn't keep attendees from waiting for and enjoying the show.

April 09, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Lifestyle


Lt. Dan Band rocks out for Ft. Stewart

FORT STEWART - Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division and their families crowded in the Newman Fitness Center gymnasium Sunday to enjoy a free concert by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band.

April 09, 2014 | Emily C. Harrison Special to the News | Lifestyle


Midnight train to Georgia

ON THEIR WAY TO SAVANNAH IN 1864, Gen. William T. Sherman's forces tried to capture the Doctortown train trestle over the Altamaha River in Wayne County, Ga.

April 09, 2014 | Jim Morekis Connect Savannah | Lifestyle


AASU's Godspell opens a musical door

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.

April 09, 2014 | Bill DeYoung Connect Savannah | Lifestyle


RH man is Disney veteran of day

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.

April 08, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Health department offers shingles vaccine

Shingles is an infection that can cause a painful rash, and about half of all cases occur in people older than 60.

April 07, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Relay a success in Bryan County

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.

April 07, 2014 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Lifestyle


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