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Go ahead and go fishing on the Satilla

Are you looking for a different sort of fishing trip where the scenery is spectacular, the boat traffic is minimal and the action is hot? You can't do much better than a trip down the Satilla River in South Georgia going after redbreasts, otherwise known as "red bellies" to the locals. The Satilla is your best chance in the southeastern United States to catch a red breast over a pound.

June 22, 2012 | By Alvin Richardson Special to the News | Lifestyle


Family Connection holds appreciation lunch

Music and decorations from the 1950s filled the Richmond Hill City Center on Thursday when Bryan County Family Connection hosted its annual appreciation luncheon to recognize those who help the organization.

June 20, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Lifestyle


Stitched, stuffed with love

Breast cancer and abdominal surgery patients at Memorial University Medical Center will soon receive a little handmade love in the form of comfort pillows thanks to a group of Richmond Hill ladies.

June 20, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Richmond Hill Garden Club rolls out the barrels for water

The raindrops in the local area now have a new place to fall and to be used to improve the gardens of homes across Bryan County, thanks to the rain barrel workshop held recently in Richmond Hill.

June 19, 2012 | By Sandra M. Elliott Special to the News | Lifestyle


Travels with the News

Richmond Hill residents Mike Braver, left, Jeff Humphrys and Joe Florenza took a copy of the Bryan County News along for the ride May 27, when they made the trip to Washington, D.C., for the 25th anniversary of "Rolling Thunder," a POW/MIA awareness protest/parade in which hundreds of thousands of motorcycles head out of the Pentagon parking lot to circle the city.

June 14, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Amelia Island has a rich history

I have a love of islands, maybe because I am from the British Isles, or maybe because I enjoy the feeling of escape that going to an island offers.

June 13, 2012 | Lesley Francis Guest columnist | Lifestyle


Richmond Hill named a Playful City USA community

Richmond Hill has again been formally recognized by a national nonprofit as a Playful City USA community.

June 13, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Correction: Pembroke Garden Club

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Murphy stand before the yard of their Black Creek home that was awarded Yard of the Month for May by the Pembroke Garden Club.

June 12, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Richmond Hill Garden Club

Rick and Carla Howard stand in the yard of their Richmond Hill home that was recently awarded Yard of the Month for June by the Richmond Hill Garden Club. The yard is beautified with well-trimmed shrubs, blooming perennials and well-placed mahonias and gardenias. Carla Howard gives credit for the maintenance to her husband, Rick. The couple also received a gift certificate to Tim and Dave's Nursery in Richmond Hill.

June 11, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Permits renewable online

Sportsmen who hold recreation, hunting or fishing permits for Fort Stewart or Hunter Army Airfield can renew them online at webtrac.mwr.army.mil/sites/ga.html.

June 07, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Kids flock to fish in annual derby

They say if you teach a man to fish, he'll eat for life. If the same holds true for children, more than 300 youngsters from Bryan County should never have to worry about going hungry.

June 06, 2012 | Julia Harrison Special to the News | Lifestyle


RH Library room honors Friends

At the last meeting of the year recently, the Friends of the Library were surprised and delighted by the library board with a plaque dedicating the conference room to the Friends of the Library.

June 04, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Give beach-nesting birds their space this summer

BRUNSWICK - If you're getting ready for a summer vacation on Georgia's coast, remember that your family won't be the only ones enjoying the beach.

June 04, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Presentation highlights ‘Dolphins and Desserts’ social

The Dolphin Project hosted a Dolphins and Desserts social May 19 featuring Kevin Carroll, the internationally renowned creator of the prosthetic tail for Winter the dolphin as featured in the movie "Dolphin Tale."

June 03, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


A special time in native UK

I just spent 10 days in England, and the whole country is decked out in Union Jacks, the flag of the British Isles, and "bunting," what the British call long streamers of small flags.

June 01, 2012 | Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


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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


Movie fundraiser fights Parkinson's

The Holiday Inn Express, 4601 Highway 17 in Richmond Hill, will host a two-day screening of Robin Williams movies Friday and Saturday.

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


Legion poker run supports youth programs

American Legion Post 164 will host a Legion Youth Group Poker Run on Nov. 1 to help support local kids who use the Legion Post for events.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Rotary Club launchs Backpacks of Love

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill has launched a program to help support approximately 70 hungry children who attend our schools and rely on the Backpacks of Love program that they do not go hungry over the weekends and during school vacations.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


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