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.
Not even Saturday's cold and rainy weather could put a damper on the third annual Holiday Market at J.F. Gregory Park.
The re-enactment of Gen. Sherman's historic siege at Fort McAllister continued Saturday despite the soggy conditions and unrelenting rain.
Rain or shine, the Christmas festival and parade held in Pembroke for 30 years benefit 4-H Club members throughout Bryan County.
According to a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration news release, the federal government will stop printing traditional paper nautical charts after April 13.
David Morris of Pembroke won the American Legion Post 164's raffle for a $300 gift certificate to Pembroke Pharmacy and Southern Sportsman. The post thanks Pembroke Pharmacy for their help, as well as everyone who bought a raffle ticket.
Firefighter Jon Andriotis was named employee of the quarter by the Bryan County Emergency Services for the fourth quarter of 2013.
Winfred Mikler Tuten celebrated his 90th birthday recently with friends and family at the Richmond Hill Senior Citizens Center. A retired seaman first class in the Navy, he was presented an American flag and framed document. The document certified the flag was flown over the U.S. Capitol at the request of Rep. Jack Kingston for Tuten's actions in World War II, where he served on the U.S. Wingfield in the European theater. He entered the Navy Feb. 15, 1943, and was honorably discharged Nov. 19, 1945.
STATESBORO - Andrew Young will be the featured speaker at Georgia Southern University's 2014 MLK Celebration at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive.
Earlier this year, while back in the land of my birth, I was in central London, crossing the River Thames by night in a taxi with a dear friend who asked me "Don't you miss all this?"
The sugar rush can't come soon enough for Richmond Hill sweets factory, All Things Chocolate and More.
I was in a pretty good mood leaving home one hot summer morning. When I arrived at the intersection on Ford Avenue at Highway 17, I sat waiting about 10 cars back, looking up the line, hoping sometime soon to make a right turn.
The Georgia Department of Public Health is offering a free four-week supply of Nicotine Replacement Therapy.
Christmas dinner at Fort King George will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at 302 McIntosh Road in Darien.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club's G-Team recently spent a day of refreshing the landscaping at the Richmond Hill Public Library. They weeded, trimmed shrubs, added mulch and planted pansies in the pots at the entrance. Maintaining the library's landscaping is one of the garden club's ongoing projects.
The Disabled Veterans of America, Chapter 46 marked the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor with a remembrance ceremony Saturday morning at the American Legion, Post 168.