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Red Cross app makes donating easier

The American Red Cross has launched a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App that puts the power to save lives in the palms of people's hands.

September 21, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Dating dilemmas

Although it is nearly 20 years since I met my future (American) husband in England and began dating him, I was reminded about this time in our relationship when we recently entertained a lovely young couple in our home. We have known the young man (now in his early 30s) for many years and he used to visit us as a teenager in England, and he seemed keen to introduce us to his new girlfriend. These young people are both from the Southern USA, so have the advantage of understanding each other's cultures and use of the English language ...

September 19, 2014 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


GSU seminar on elder abuse

SAVANNAH - Georgia Southern University and Senior Citizens Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to helping people age comfortably, have partnered to co-host the annual Elder Abuse Conference on Oct. 3 at the Coastal Georgia Center in downtown Savannah.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


New Rotary Club member joins

Dr. Gary Fischer, left, is the Richmond Hill Rotary Club's newest member. He was inducted Thursday at the Richmond Hill City Center by Rotary's District Governor Ted Thompson during his annual visit to the club.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Bark Park fundraiser a success

The Richmond Hill City Center reported a successful first Festive Friday last weekend to benefit the Bryan County Bark Park.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Movie fundraiser fights Parkinson's

The Holiday Inn Express, 4601 Highway 17 in Richmond Hill, will host a two-day screening of Robin Williams movies Friday and Saturday.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Fall may be hell for allergy sufferers

Allergy sufferers in the Southeast could be in for a groggy fall, as warm and wet months ahead will promote mold spore growth and prolong ragweed season, AccuWeather reports.

September 13, 2014 | By Jillian MacMath AccuWeather.com writer | Lifestyle


A day at an estate sale

Going to an estate-sale is more than just looking for antiques and other items to buy. To me, it marks the end of the owner's active life.

September 12, 2014 | By Francis Bond Columnist | Lifestyle


Garden club picks yard of month

The Richmond Hill Garden Club has selected the home of Richard Ralls at 120 Harvey Drive as the yard of the month for September. Ralls' yard has hidden gingers with white-and-lavender blooms below the leaves. It also features cast iron plants, elephant ears, nandina, ivy and salvia, all situated under sprawling oaks. A Japanese maple provides a focal point, and confederate jasmine adorns the mailbox.

September 11, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


'Festive Friday' fundraisers start next week

The Richmond Hill City Center recently announced Festive Fridays, a new initiative from 5-7 p.m. each second and third Friday beginning this month.

September 09, 2014 | Special to the news | Lifestyle


Unity founders, councilman talk

Unity in the Community founders Craig and Sharon Butts met with Richmond Hill City Councilman Johnny Murphy to discuss plans for the city.

September 09, 2014 | Special to the news | Lifestyle


AARP seeks tax program volunteers

DECATUR - AARP Foundation Tax-Aide - the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service - is seeking volunteers across Georgia to help taxpayers seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2014 tax returns.

September 09, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Same language; different taste buds

My husband loves Mexican food and took me out for a Mexican meal recently. It struck me that, even when it comes to exotic cuisine, palates differ greatly between the two nations I love: Britain and the good ol' USA.

September 04, 2014 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Young cancer victim's family carries on fight

At last week's Rotary Club meeting at the City Center, Danielle Webb gave a presentation about childhood cancer and her family's battle against this disease, which their 4-year-old son, William, lost earlier this year. She talked about the nonprofit organization set up in his honor, Warriors for William, and also asked for support of the second annual Warriors For William 5k at 8.30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

September 03, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Legion poker run supports youth programs

American Legion Post 164 will host a Legion Youth Group Poker Run on Nov. 1 to help support local kids who use the Legion Post for events.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


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BCES helps Santa visit neighborhoods

Bryan County Emergecy Services will again give Santa a ride this year, and he is asking for donations of unwrapped boys and girls toys so that he can help some less-fortunate children in the area. Kris Kringle's holiday visiting schedule:

December 05, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Ben Franklin knew how to prevent strokes

Maybe you have heard the saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

December 04, 2014 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Lifestyle


Sound off for Dec. 4

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December 04, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Lifestyle


Rotary club gets new member

The Richmond Hill Rotary Club last week inducted its fifth new member this month.

November 28, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


What happened to tasty hot dogs?

Come to think of it, what did happen to hot dogs?

November 28, 2014 | By Francis Bond Columnist | Lifestyle


Three of the best 'foodie' movies

TASTY TOWN - Are you still full from your Thanksgiving feast? You probably aren't alone. We wait all year to stuff our faces with the traditional Thanksgiving food. From turkey to green beans to pumpkin pie, everything is delicious. In honor of all of the amazing food you'll be dreaming of until next year, here are three great movies for the "foodie" in all of us.

November 28, 2014 | By Sarah Binghurst OK.com | Lifestyle


R Hill having Christmas decoration contest

The city of Richmond Hill is holding its first Christmas-decoration contest.

November 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Turkey taxes take bite out of holiday

I find it hard to believe that this is my sixth Thanksgiving since permanently relocating to Coastal Georgia and my third since becoming an American citizen. In that brief period, Thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday.

November 27, 2014 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


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