The YMCA of Coastal Georgia provided $2.2 million in financial assistance in 2010 to more than 25,000 children, individuals and families in its four county service areas, and it hopes to do it again with the Priceless Gifts Campaign, which kicked off Monday.
When I heard about the little girl whose microphone stopped working as she was singing "The Star Spangled Banner" before an ice hockey match in Virginia, I must admit I got a little choked up.
Common Threads knitting group of the Richmond Hill Public Library joined other participating states in the 2011 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project.
Tickets are now available for the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill's charitable fundraising prom-themed dance at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Richmond Hill City Center in J.F. Gregory Park.
A former member of Boy Scout Troop 486 in Richmond Hill has climbed the ranks to Eagle Scout in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Marie Winters always wears a lock of pink in her short hair. It's a sign of her support for people suffering from cancer.
While city girls were learning how to open doors with just a smile, girls in Dixie were learning the ways and wiles of "Southern charm" and "Southern hospitality." At an early age, they learned to sprinkle their "magic dust" over others and reap the rewards.
Area residents placed in the Professional American Style Smooth Division at the Savannah Dance Classic held Jan. 6-8.
Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson based his address during a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance Wednesday at Fort Stewart not on King's legendary "I Have A Dream" speech, but on King's last book, prophetically titled "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community." The book was published in 1967, one year before King's assassination and decades before most of Johnson's audience was born.
"Many seniors in our area go without heat during the cold months in order to pay for groceries, medications and other essential items," said Mary Foley, marketing director for Senior Citizens Inc. "For more than seven years, (our organization) has distributed blankets to those seniors in need. This year, with the help of Georgia Natural Gas and Starbucks Coffee, the 2011 Blanket Drive will serve communities in six counties in Coastal Georgia."
By Shirley Hiers
A recent meeting of the Richmond Hill Historical Society featured Capt. Jonathan Fields lecturing on the role of Coastal Georgia during the Revolutionary War.
Jenny Zervis eats what she wants to eat. It makes her happy.
Discarded Christmas tress, some still with tinsel attached to branches are piling up in J.F. Gregory Park before the "Bring One for the Chipper Day," which is scheduled for Saturday. Residents can drop off old Christmas trees at any time this week at the park. The trees will be recycled into mulch Saturday. The "Chipper" day is a statewide annual event the city has participated in over the years. The first 250 residents to drop off their trees Saturday will receive a red maple tree.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club chose the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Hampton at 690 Sterling Road in The Cove as the Yard of the Month for December. They also received a gift card to Tim and Dave's Nursery.
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill recently welcomed Chaplain Andrew E.V. Krey, executive director of Maritime Bethel at Savannah and pastor at Bible Lutheran Church in Rincon.
National Public Health Week will be recognized April 7 – 13 in Coastal Georgia.
Richmond Hill High School student Charis Peterson was recently named Junior Rotarian by the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill.
To commemorate National Public Health week on April 7-13, the Coastal Health District has given each day of the week a theme in an effort to send the public several health-related messages.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club has selected the holly trees in the Ways Station Shopping Center as its special "Set Your Sight on this Site" for March. These huge holly trees are not only beautiful due to their size and bright red berries, but the berries also provide food for the birds. The Richmond Hill Garden Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month September-May at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center in J.F. Gregory Park. The club welcomes visitors and new members.
It's hard to imagine that 240 years ago, American colonists drank tea - not sweet tea, but English tea.
April is a significant month in the history of the Civil War. It began on April 12, 1861, (153 years ago) and is widely considered to have ended with Gen. Lee's surrender on April 9, 1865.
SAVANNAH - Jessica Neeley of Richmond Hill has been nameda candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year campaign.
THE BOTTOM of your trash bin ain't a pretty place.