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Money makes the world go round

As we all think about budgeting for the year ahead and the money spent over the holidays, the issue of cash is on many of our minds. You may not be aware of the potential confusion and differing attitudes faced by those of us not born in the U.S. when it comes to handling money here.

January 12, 2012 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Group collects oyster shells to help restore habitat

While many people have begun to reduce, reuse and recycle in efforts to "go green," residents in Bryan County now have the opportunity to recycle and reuse a sometimes overlooked item.

January 12, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Chief sings at garden club meeting

Pembroke Police Chief Mark Crowe and Ashley Tyson perform as the special guests Dec. 8 at the Pembroke Garden Club's Christmas luncheon. Club members enjoyed the Christmas carols and singing and thank Crowe and Tyson for sharing their voices.

January 10, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Christmas tree recycling ends today

Christmas trees piled up all week in J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill in anticipation of becoming mulch for city landscapes.

January 07, 2012 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Concert today in J.F. Gregory Park

Several young and aspiring musicians will be offering up some free entertainment today at the amphitheater in J.F. Gregory Park.

January 07, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Fallen soldier's family honors hospice

Hospice Savannah Inc. recently served a young soldier, Staff Sgt. Jermaine Seabrook of the Warrior Transition Battalion's Bravo Company on Fort Stewart. For six months, Seabrook was cared for in his home and at Hospice House, where he died Sept. 2.

January 04, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


New Year traditions in the US and UK

I have just returned from a visit to the land of my birth and while it was lovely to see family and friends, I was glad to return to warm Coastal Georgia – mainly because the temperature was between 30 and 40 degrees the whole time I was in England. It went dark at 3: 30 p.m., and I only saw the sun, briefly – twice in 12 days due to cloud, rain and snow.

December 31, 2011 | Lesley Francis | Lifestyle


Dog makes woman's condition more manageable

For Dallas LaPointe, having seizures is a part of her life. But with a new friend that she received from Long County, the seizures may be a little less dangerous.

December 25, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Book captures spirit of Army

Local author and columnist Carol Megathlin admitted that war had a different meaning for her as a civilian, but that was before she got to know some soldiers and military families on a personal level.

December 24, 2011 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Lifestyle


Letters to Santa: G.W. Carver, Richmond Hill

Students across the county wrote down their Christmas wishes for Santa Claus. To make sure he knows what they want, the Bryan County News is going to help deliver their messages as quickly as possible. The following letters are from G.W. Carver Elementary School and Richmond Hill Elementary School students. (Letters are printed as written):

December 22, 2011 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


WaterWays celebrates first Christmas with family activities

WaterWays Township celebrated its first holiday season Saturday with the inaugural Homes for the Holidays open house.

December 21, 2011 | Caitlyn Boza Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Pembroke raffles $300 in sporting goods

Henry Crummley of Ellabell won the American Legion Post 164's raffle for a $300 gift certificate to Southern Sportsman. Post members thank Southern Sportsman for their participation, as well as all who purchased tickets. Revenue from the raffle will help with expenses of the post home, which hosts Cub Pack 141 and the 4-H shooter program.

December 19, 2011 | | Lifestyle


Letters to Santa: Bryan County Elementary

Students across the county wrote down their Christmas wishes for Santa Claus. To make sure he knows what they want, the Bryan County News is going to help deliver their messages as quickly as possible. The following letters are from Bryan County Elementary School students. (Letters are printed as written):

December 19, 2011 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Stray cat becomes Wild Thing, part of family

It is said that some animals are our best friends. Most of the time, we are referring to the dog. But then there are others - cats, squirrels, horses, chickens, and on and on.

December 16, 2011 | By Francis Bond Columnist | Lifestyle


American tea just not the same

As the weather gets a little chilly - or as we say in England, "nippy" - I find myself reverting to the British stereotype and looking forward to my regular cups of hot tea more than normal.

December 15, 2011 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


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Attract wildlife to your yard

A seminar on attracting wildlife to a yard will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fort McAllister State Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road in Richmond Hill

September 30, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


The night of the intruder

Regardless of all the monotonous and uneventful chores around home that have to be done, there can be excitement and suspense.

September 30, 2014 | By Francis Bond Columnist | Lifestyle


Comedian featured at Lions Club meeting

Lenny Resneck entertained the Richmond Hill Lions Club during its the August meeting at the Wetland Center in the J.F. Gregory Park.

September 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


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


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


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