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Holiday events offer family fun

Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer, but area residents still have plenty of opportunities to celebrate the end of the season with various weekend events.

August 29, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Baby Expo helps new, expectant parents

More than 600 expectant parents participated in Winn Army Community Hospital's second annual Baby Expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the hospital.

August 29, 2012 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Lifestyle


Bike tours set for Harris Neck

Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge will host free bike tours Sept. 1 and 8 as part of its new Conservation Cycle program.

August 29, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Kayak races set Sept. 15 for Tybee Island

The 14th annual Tybee Island Sea Kayak Races will be Sept. 15 at A-J's Dockside, 1315 Chatham Ave. on Tybee Island.

August 28, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Artists reception planned for Richmond Hill Museum

The Richmond Hill Historical Society will present "Flora, Fauna and Faces of Bryan County," a collection of original art work from local artists from 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Richmond Hill Museum on Highway 144.

August 27, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Gulfstream employees give teen center ‘facelift’

Gulfstream employees gather Aug. 11 after helping give the Richmond Hill Teen Center a "facility facelift" during a volunteer day hosted by United Way HandsOn Savannah. The effort was part of a large-scale day of service for volunteer projects in Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties.

August 26, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Pembroke Garden Club

Billy and Jewell Kennedy of Pembroke stand amongst the bird bath and other decorative yard ornaments that landed them the Beauty Spot award for August from the Pembroke Garden Club.

August 25, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


U.S., England have changing tastes in beer

I have to confess that I am not a beer lover - I prefer a glass of wine with dinner, the occasional cocktail or pink champagne. However, with the approach of the Savannah Craft Brew Fest, which drew more than 4,000 attendees last year and takes place during the Labor Day weekend, I am reminded of the differences between traditional English beer and this patriotic American tipple.

August 24, 2012 | Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Book reveals untold stories of St. Catherines Island

Two Georgia men have opened a treasure chest filled with precious jewels of information to enjoy.

August 23, 2012 | Margie Love Special to the News | Lifestyle


Skaters show skills at ‘Throwdown’

Despite Saturday's heat and the threat of skinned knees and elbows, dozens of skating enthusiasts turned out for Pembroke's first-ever skateboard competition, the Country Town Throwdown, at the city's skate park at the J. Dixie Harn Community Center.

August 22, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Listen to radio? Watch TVs? Not class of 2016

MILWAUKEE - Remember when suitcases had to be carried instead of rolled? Or when an airline ticket was a booklet of pages separated by carbon paper? Maybe you remember when Lou Gehrig held the Major League record for consecutive baseball games played.

August 21, 2012 | By Dinesh Ramde Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Music lineup set for Blues and BBQ Festival

The musical lineup has been announced for the ninth annual Blues and BBQ Festival, set for Sept. 29 in the parking lot across from the Justice Center on M.L. King Jr. Drive in Hinesville.

August 21, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Headliners named for inaugural St. Simons food festival fundraiser

SAINT SIMONS ISLAND - Headliners have been announced for the inaugural Saint Simons Food & Spirits Festival, which will be held Sept. 21-23 on Saint Simons Island.

August 21, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Legion Post 164 installs officers

American Legion Post 164 of Pembroke installed officers for the 2013 Legion year during its July 12 meeting. Shown here from left are: Past Commander Woody Turner, service officer; Ernie Mitchell, commander; James McKinney, senior vice commander; and Bill Anderson, junior vice commander. Also installed but not shown are: Past Commander Joe Lewis, chaplain; Richard Smith, sergeant at arms; Past Commander B.J. Clark, post adjutant and 1st District officer who performed the installation.

August 21, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


‘Bourne Legacy’ decent but pointless

There have been four Jason Bourne films, but the recently released "The Bourne Legacy" is the first one that doesn't star Matt Damon.

August 21, 2012 | Sasha McBrayer Film critic | Lifestyle


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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


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


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