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Brides-to-be get a how-to

Brides-to-be and their helpers get advice on wedding photography and portraits, above, and tips on bouquets and flower arrangements, right, Sunday during the Elegance in the Park bridal show at the Richmond Hill City Center in J.F. Gregory Park. Around 250 attendees met with 30 vendors for their wedding needs.

August 31, 2011 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Food distribution this week in RH, Pembroke

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority will distribute U.S. Department of Agriculture surplus commodity foods to eligible area residents from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today at 508 Timber Trail in Richmond Hill and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the J. Dixie Harn Community Center at 91 Lanier St. in Pembroke.

August 31, 2011 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Library gets book donation

The Richmond Hill Public Library recently added some new books to its collection after two former Savannah authors offered up a generous donation.

August 29, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Southerners get married, divorced more

WASHINGTON - Singles, take note: With marriages at an all-time low, states in the South and West rank among the highest for couples hearing wedding bells. But many of these states also have higher rates of divorce.

August 25, 2011 | By Hope Yen Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Warriors reel 'em in at inaugural derby

Hundreds of people gathered Saturday at Fort McAllister Marina to see which soldier from the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Stewart had reeled in the biggest fish at the inaugural Wounded Warriors Fishing Tournament.

August 24, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Lifestyle


September busy at Dorchester Village

The Dorchester Village Civic Center in Midway will host special events in the next few months in its newly renovated building.

August 23, 2011 | By Meredith Brown Correspondent | Lifestyle


Garden Club highlights beauty

Pembroke Garden Club reccently announced its yard and beauty spot for August.

August 22, 2011 | | Lifestyle


Constitution seminar coming here

State Sen. Barry Loudermilk, the founder of Firm Reliance, a non-partisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote civic literacy, will present a one-day workshop called "Foundations of Freedom" on the U.S. Constitution from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 24. in Richmond Hill.

August 18, 2011 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Lessons from plugging a hole

I got all shook up seeing my nearly new tire cast out as if it had been worn out.

August 17, 2011 | By Francis Bond Columnist | Lifestyle


Piece of history found in Ogeechee

Brett Kramer, 9, of Richmond Hill found an old wooden nail recently at the old mill site at Mill Hill on the Ogeechee River near Seven Mile Bend. He and his family believe it's from one of the docks that lined the Ogeechee during the Henry Ford era. If you know more about this type of nail or where it came from, call our Sound Off line at 344-9601.

August 17, 2011 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Stewart seeks Public Lands Day volunteers

The Environmental Division at Fort Stewart will host a cemetery cleanup Sept. 24 at Little Creek Cemetery. Volunteers will visit one of the largest, and because of training, least-visited cemeteries on Fort Stewart.

August 16, 2011 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


American vs. U.K. schools

As the kids go back to school in Coastal Georgia this month, it still strikes me – even though this is my third summer living here – as peculiar that the school year begins now during the heat of summer when most of Europe is at the beach.

August 12, 2011 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Folks brave rain to support warriors, enjoy music

The free concert Friday in J.F. Gregory Park, sponsored by the Fort McAllister Sport Fishing Club, Southern Eagle Distributing and the city of Richmond Hill, followed an appreciation dinner for soldiers from the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Stewart and helped kick off the Wounded Warrior Fishing Rodeo, which is set for Aug. 20. Interested boat captains can volunteer their time, fuel and expertise by calling 856-2727.

August 11, 2011 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Body-friendly foods to better health

Can food help protect your skin? You bet it can.

August 10, 2011 | By Robyn Kretschmar Columnist | Lifestyle


Recital benefits Ronald McDonald House

Students of Dasher's Piano Studio, Elizabeth Van Hoy and Savannah Music Teachers Association recently performed at Memorial University Health Center in Savannah to raise funds for the local Ronald McDonald House.

August 10, 2011 | Special to the News | 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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