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.
Stage Stores Inc., the parent company of Goody's, is raising funds for Toys for Tots through its "Bears that Care" plush-bears sale.
The Friends of the Richmond Hill Library during a recent meeting voted unanimously to donate $2,400 toward the purchase of books.
Nativity sets from around the world will be displayed from 1-4 p.m. Saturda at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 302 E. Gen. Stewart Way in Hinesville. Admission is free.
Rotary Club of Richmond Hill recently presented its Junior Rotarian award for November to Richmond Hill High School student Sandeep Bethapudi. The Junior Rotarian award is given to RHHS students who have shown outstanding qualities.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the 17th annual Illuminated Christmas Parade at 6:30 tonight in downtown Hinesville. This year's theme, "A Red, White & Blue Christmas … A Salute to Our Troops," was chosen to highlight Fort Stewart having almost all 20,000 troops at home for the first time in more than a decade. The parade will begin on Central Avenue and continue onto Welborn Street, West Gen. Screven Way and West Hendry Street. It will end on North Main Street. The event is free and open to the ...
Santa Claus will visit from noon-4 p.m. Dec. 7 at PawParazzi, 11360 Ford Ave., for a photo fundraiser to support the Bryan County Bark Park.
It was in Georgia, on an evening in January, when Ellen parked her car in her uncle's driveway. She had just left Archie's dance studio. She took a deep breath, got out of her car, walked up the steps onto the front porch and knocked on the door. Her arms were tucked tightly.
Cynthia Gates began her position as executive director of the Tri-County Protective Agency in August and now is "getting acclimated" to the job.
Those who would like to brighten the holidays for service members on Fort Stewart are invited to sponsor or set up light displays.
The November meeting of the Richmond Hill Garden Club featured Barbara Minchey, who demonstrated setting up a worm-composting farm.
I'm not making light of Thanksgiving Day by suggesting we should be thankful for leftovers. To have enough is a feast. To have leftovers is a blessing of abundance, and that's what Thanksgiving is all about.
My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving, which might be considered strange as I obviously did not grow up with this tradition back in England.
The marshes at WaterWays Township are a perfect place to boat, fish and kayak in peace. It's no wonder the volunteers and coordinators of Coastal Georgia's Heroes on the Water Program decided to return to the area Saturday for the second time this year, offering service members the chance to fish, paddle and enjoy a day on the water.
The Pembroke Garden Club recently named its yard and beauty spot of the month for November.
A group of Richmond Hill High School Young Republicans volunteered Saturday night at the So Many Angels Ball in Savannah. The ball is an annual charity fundraiser that supports spinal muscular atrophy. The charity was formed in 1999 after Richmond Hill infant twins, Cassidy and Skylar Swanson, were diagnosed with the disease.