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Leap year celebrates traditions

Today is leap day, a once-every-four-years occurrence. It's the extra day in February that we get every four years, making us wait longer for March - and February's paychecks - to arrive.

February 29, 2012 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Cycle shop sets charity poker run

Renegade Classics will host the second annual poker run March 18 to support Horsin' Around, a local non-profit therapeutic riding program.

February 28, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Bethesda plans museum, visitor center

SAVANNAH - Bethesda Academy, a boys high school and middle school in Savannah, recently announced plans to develop a new museum and visitors center on its 600-acre campus at 9520 Ferguson Ave. The facility is expected to open to the public in January 2013.

February 26, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Differences in eating styles fascinate

The American South is a wonderful place to experience old-fashioned courtesy.

February 24, 2012 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Garden club has Valentine meeting

Richmond Hill Garden Club recently had its February meeting.

February 23, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Interracial marriage at record in US

WASHINGTON - Interracial marriages in the U.S. have climbed to 4.8 million - a record 1 in 12 - as a steady flow of new Asian and Hispanic immigrants expands the pool of prospective spouses. Blacks are now substantially more likely than before to marry whites.

February 18, 2012 | By Hope Yen Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Hobby farm is place to learn, heal, share

Liberty County resident and amateur hydroponic farmer Bruce McCartney is happy to share his ever-expanding garden's nutrient-rich bounty with friends, neighbors and area residents.

February 17, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Correspondent | Lifestyle


Passes now required to enjoy some outdoors

Hikers, bikers, campers, boaters, bird watchers and horse riders now are required to buy user passes from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division before using designated state wildlife management areas.

February 16, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Lifestyle


Planting tips offered for Arbor Day

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Georgia Arbor Day is Friday. Everyone grab a shovel and get ready to plant a tree.

February 16, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Social niceties vary by location

With Valentine's Day approaching next week and the stores full of hearts, flowers and cupid's bows, my mind turns toward kissing.

February 12, 2012 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Social intimacies vary between countries

With Valentine's Day approaching next week and the stores full of hearts, flowers and cupid's bows, my mind turns toward kissing.

February 11, 2012 | By Lesley Francis Bryan County News Columnist | Lifestyle


Information line gets its own day

Saturday is national 211 Day, a nationwide program that connects callers to critical human services within their communities. 211 is the number to call in the Coastal Empire community to find or get help.

February 09, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Garden club raffle winners

The Pembroke Garden Club drew winners for its Winter Raffle during its monthly meeting Jan. 19.

February 07, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


'I just love your accent'

If I had a dollar for every time an American said to me, "I love your accent," my shoe and kitchen appliance shopping funds (two of my major weaknesses) would be incredibly healthy.

February 06, 2012 | By Lesley Francis For the Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Snakes driven out of Claxton festival

CLAXTON - In its 45th year, the festival formerly known as the Claxton Rattlesnake Roundup is undergoing something of a midlife transformation.

February 03, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


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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


Rotary Club launchs Backpacks of Love

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill has launched a program to help support approximately 70 hungry children who attend our schools and rely on the Backpacks of Love program that they do not go hungry over the weekends and during school vacations.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


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