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Imperiled historic sites sought

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is seeking nominations for its 2013 list of Places in Peril, an annual accounting of the state's 10 most endangered historic places. The list is designed to raise awareness about Georgia's significant historic, archaeological and cultural resources, including buildings, structures, districts, archaeological sites and cultural landscapes that are threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of maintenance, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy. The submission deadline is Monday, June 4; the list will be announced in October.

April 30, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Kayaker making the ‘Loop’ makes overnight stop in Richmond Hill

I met a Looper!

April 29, 2012 | Peach Hubbard Columnist | Lifestyle


Take on all centipede

We are just to the calendar date when our turf fertilization usually starts, and the turf disease year already is off to a new and rousing start.

April 26, 2012 | Don Gardner Columnist | Lifestyle


State agency seeks centenarians to honor

The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) is searching for Georgians who turn 100 or older in 2012. On their birthdays, DHS' Division of Aging Services will honor these centenarians with a certificate of recognition and a thank you for their contributions to Georgia's families and communities.

April 25, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


'Soldier Show' to rock Fort Stewart May 8

The 2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show, a high-energy, fast-paced 90-minute song-and-dance production featuring a cast and crew made up entirely of active duty soldiers, is coming to Fort Stewart on May 8.

April 25, 2012 | By Bob Mathews Special to the News | Lifestyle


What are you doing for St. George's Day?

Did you know that Monday, April 23 - or 23 April as we say in England - is St. George's Day?

April 24, 2012 | By Lesley Francis Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Rotary Club honors RHHS student

At its first meeting in April at the Richmond Hill City Center, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill presented its monthly junior rotarian award to Dominique Brown, a student at Richmond Hill High School.

April 18, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Three brothers earn Eagle at same time

Boy Scout Troop 400 recently awarded Scouting's highest honor to brothers Andrew, Nathan and Philip Martinez of Richmond Hill.

April 18, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Hundreds of military volunteers honored

More than 600 volunteers for Winn Army Community Hospital and Fort Stewart's Medical and Dental Activity Command were honored for their dedication and personal sacrifice Monday during an award ceremony at the hospital's Patriot Room.

April 18, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Lifestyle


A night out is still a good thing

I'm not sure if I know what it means in today's terms, but I knew what it did mean yesterday.

April 16, 2012 | By Francis Bond Columnist | Lifestyle


Clothing conundrums cause confusion

I recently returned from a wonderful weekend in Atlanta, staying with Sarah, my closest friend from college days who is also British and, by great good fortune, now works in Georgia. Our tradition when I visit is to indulge in some serious retail therapy and spend a few glorious hours in the Atlanta stores.

April 16, 2012 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


SCAD museum now on Google Art Project

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Internet's virtual art gallery has a more Southern flavor now that art museums in South Carolina and Georgia have joined the Google Art Project.

April 15, 2012 | By Bruce Smith Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


A Girl Guide meets the Girl Scouts

It has been impossible to ignore the recent 100th anniversary celebrations of the founding of the Girl Scouts of the USA by Juliettte Gordon Low in Savannah on March 12, 1912. Today's largest organization in the world for girls - with more than 3 million members across the nation - began as a single troop of 18 girls in beautiful coastal Georgia.

April 10, 2012 | By Lesley Francis for the Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Rabbi speaks to Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill welcomed Rabbi Darryl P. Crystal to the Richmond Hill City Center to hear a presentation on the role of transitional clergy, hosted by founder member and Past-President Dick Kent. The rabbi will be with the congregation Mickve Israel in Savannah until the end of June when he will be moving on to help another congregation in transition.

April 09, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Local scout earns eagle badge

Sean Michael Hardy of Richmond Hill has earned the Eagle Scout award, which is the highest advancement award provided by the Boy Scouts of America.

April 03, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


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Articles by Section - 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


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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