Coloring Easter eggs, hiding them and hunting for them has been a holiday staple for generations. Every now and then, however, Easter celebrants desire something different.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club recently selected the home of William and Deborah Villagomez at 106 Knollwood Court in Bailey Plantation as the March Yard of the Month. Maintaining an attractive yard during this time of the year often proves difficult, but the Villagomezes' yard was neatly kept with shrubs that had been trimmed, beds that had been edged and mulched, a carefully mowed lawn and a maple tree bursting into bloom.
The search is on for Georgia's outstanding senior volunteer.
Jack and Norma Carney of Richmond Hill announce the engagement and pending wedding of their daughter, Kacy Irene Carney of Atlanta to Jonathan Adam Weakley of Atlanta, son of Diane Weakley of Richmond, Va., and Roger Weakley of Aylett, Va.
"Snake!" It's one of those exclamatory words that cause some people to panic. Some people freeze instantly, afraid to take another step, while others begin a series of steps that look like they're auditioning for Riverdance. Nonetheless, as temperatures get warmer and flora and fauna show signs of spring in Coastal Georgia, encounters with snakes are common.
A wine-and-cheese fundraiser for the Bryan County dog park will start at 5 p.m. April 24 at Marker 107, 2943 Kilkenny Road, Richmond Hill.
If I had an entrepreneurial spirit (and budget), there are some natural fragrances that I think should be bottled and sold as perfumes, after-shave lotions and air fresheners. I'm not talking about floral scents like orange blossoms, gardenias or honeysuckle, which already have been marketed. I'm talking about the really good-smelling stuff like frying chicken, piping hot pizza or bacon - especially bacon.
My parents have come from England to see us to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary - a milestone I can't imagine but very much hope my husband and I reach (he will have to live to 91 years old). Although I speak from only 13 years of experience being married, I have to say that I think it is a wonderful institution - and yes, I have heard the old joke about "but who wants to live in an institution?"
Peach Hubbard works on a pastel drawing during a recent workshop sponsored by Arts on the Coast. Local artist Carol Hartley taught the workshop on the use of soft pastels and light. Look for more workshops and events in the coming months from Arts on the Coast.
Austin Overby and Kaleb Orchard were recognized March 5 during a Richmond Hill City Council meeting for earning the rank of Eagle Scout. The scouts are members of Troop 400 in Richmond Hill. Mayor Harold Fowler read a resolution to both Overby and Orchard during the meeting and presented certficiates to them.
A local women's gym will waive the joining fee to new members who contribute toward its donation goal.
Children ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the last 18 months are invited to attend a weekend, overnight camp organized by not-for-profit Hospice Savannah's Full Circle bereavement staff and volunteers.
The 8th annual Midway Arts Festival is seeking vendors to show and sell their work.
Here in Coastal Georgia, the weather usually is favorable year-round for grilling, but there are exceptions.
Youth in Bryan County looking for summer activities have the opportunity to travel to various places in Georgia through the county's 4-H program.
Richmond Hill Middle School sixth-graders Sam Bertagnolli and Isabella Perry stand before the school's Christmas tree with the donations they, along with RHMS seventh-grader Suzie Bertagnolli, collected for the shelter at Bryan County Animal Control.
Millions of Americans have gained a few pounds since Thanksgiving. They'll add on a few more on Christmas and New Year's Day.
However long I am lucky enough to live in coastal Georgia, I don't think I ever will get used to preparing for Christmas in temperatures of 80 degrees like we enjoyed earlier this month.
It was a day of celebration at the Richmond Hill Garden Club's annual Holiday Luncheon, held last week at the Richmond Hill City Center.
Bryan County Emergency Services Battalion Chief Otis Willis has worked many a Christmas during his 35 years as a firefighter.
Area pastors say they are inspired when writing their Christmas season sermons. Most are inspired by the Christmas story itself, by human kindness and Christians' shared belief as to why Jesus was born.
Stephanie Willis and her daughter, Lauren, stand in the yard of their Brigham Drive home in the Brigham Lakes subdivision that was recently named Yard of the Month for December by the Richmond Hill Garden Club. Stephanie Willis and her husband, Blaise, keep their home landscaped with scalloped-trimmed Indian hawthorns, a blooming sasanqua, liriope, loropetalum, agapanthus and a sago palm. The couple received a certificate from the garden club as well as a gift certificate from Tim and Dave's Nursery.
Continuing the tradition of doing what the News can to help local kids get their Christmas wish lists to the big man in red, below are letters to Santa Claus from second-graders at Lanier Primary School.
A group of Savannah Area Board of Realtors in Bryan County helped bring cheer to a few local children and families in need earlier this week with a donation to the Bryan County Children's Fund.
WASHINGTON - On Christmas Eve, tens of thousands of children around the globe will gather around their family telephones and computers to track the path of Santa Claus as he makes his rounds delivering gifts on his sleigh led by tiny reindeer.
From the outside, the big metal building behind Pembroke Advanced Communications looks like the maintenance shop it is for much of the year.
Every year, the Bryan County News does what it can to help local kids get their Christmas wish lists to the big man in red. And since we know Santa Claus is always keeping up with what's going on in Bryan County, we're printing some letters to him here, in hopes he'll get the messages in time for Christmas.
The Liberty County community showed its appreciation for the sacrifices made by military members and their families Wednesday through a holiday-meal distribution hosted by Operation Homefront Southeast. Operation Homefront, its corporate sponsors and 100 volunteers provided bags of food to 300 Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield families at Connection Church in Hinesville.
Cajun, Creole and low-country cooking are similar, I think, because they're culturally linked. I say it's not the common spices or pork seasonings but the diversity that makes these similar cuisines so delicious.
The Richmond Hill Lions Club met Dec. 10 at the Richmond Hill City Center in J.F. Gregory Park for its annual Christmas dinner party and auction.