July 3: Tybee Island's Independence Day Fireworks - It's time once again, for the annual night-before-Independence Day fireworks display at the beach. The fireworks are visible from anywhere on the east side of the island and start about a half hour after sunset. For more information, call (912) 786-5801 or log on to visittybee.com.
The lush greens of Legacy Ridge sit at the base of the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, N.C. Its characters reside in a world so utopian few outsiders have - or ever will be - admitted. And that is exactly how its members wish to keep it.
R. Bruce Walker, author of "Hanging Lies," "Jester's Dance" and "The Last Canary," faces the questions this week:
June 29: Lucky Ducky Derby - Help Tybee Island build a year-round pool by participating in the inaugural Lucky Ducky Derby at the Lighthouse Grounds. Racers will arrive at noon and adopt their ducks - each duckie is $5 or racers can purchase five duckies for $20. All races are run in heats and winners walk away with a grand prize. Adoption certificates will also be sold at various businesses around Tybee or from Community Pool Committee members. For more information call Cappy Birdwell at (912) 786-4354 or contact Rita Jane Eichelzer at (912) 786-5882.
Writer Vicki-lynn Brunskill, whose work includes the novel, "Waving Backwards," faces the questions this week:
June 21: Friday on the Train - Every third Friday from May to September set up your lawn chairs at 10220 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill and enjoy some entertainment. In addition to scheduled live music, guests are welcome to participate in open-mic sessions towards the end of each event as an audition for a music production being planned for later in the year. Events are free and sponsored by the Suites at Station Exchange.
If Vicki-lynn Brunskill knew one thing in the pit of her stomach, it was that she couldn't waste one more day merely thinking about all the ways she could be helping those in need.
The Richmond Hill History Museum isn't shabby per se. In fact, it's in much better condition than one might expect given it once housed a bevy of kindergarteners in the 1940s and '50s, and later the office workers of a bustling paper company. Sure, it needs a shiny new coat of paint, and yes, the chimney happens to be a tad leaky. Even the tightest of ships needs a little upkeep every now and then.
Sarah Volker, president of the Richmond Hill Historical Society, faced the questions this week:
June 14: Teen night under the stars - Jump N' Jacks offers a night of movies, music and dancing for Bryan County teens from 7:30-11 p.m. each Friday. Kids of all ages are welcome for pizza, soda, movies and games. The cost is $20 for admission and includes pizza, soda and a $10 game card.
Eight year-old Richmond Hill resident Emma Williamson has spent the last three years learning the art of jujitsu in hopes of earning her junior black belt.
"Get your mind right and your body will follow."
Marilyn Ward, owner of No Excuses as well as being a fitness trainer and nutrition counselor, faces the questions this week:
May 25: Graduation for Bryan County Schools – The ceremony for Richmond Hill High School graduates will begin at 2 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center, while Bryan County High School will host ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. at the school's gymnasium.
By Kim Wade
Life in Bryan County is full of community events and interesting people, but those who just need to get away from life's hustle and bustle and enjoy some quiet time in nature are in luck. The Ogeechee River is just the place for peace and relaxation, and local organization Ogeechee Riverkeeper is keeping watch to make sure it remains so.
The Richmond Hill City Center hosted High Tea on the Hill for ladies of the community on Feb. 18 to benefit Pay It Forward Foundation of Bryan County, which is headed by Dana Lewis and helps the less fortunate. The event featured hot tea, soup, quiche, sandwiches, fruit, yogurt, scones and a variety of desserts. Hollie Moore Barnidge brought her camera along to document the event.
Feb. 26-March 5: Have fun and get fit - from 10:30 a.m.-noon every Tuesday and Thursday at the South Bryan Recreation Department Gym on Timber Trail.
A large pine tree in front of the Richmond Hill Public Library currently is wrapped in colorful swathes of knitted fabric - the subject of a recent "yarn-bombing" by the Common Threads knitting group. Leaders of the group said the bombing was meant to bring recognition to Common Threads and to let everyone involved have a little creative fun.
Saturday's Richmond Hill Rotary Club fundraising party featuring the Abba Girlz has been called a success and inspired area residents to pay tribute to the 1970s-80s with how they dressed. Rachael Hartman was on hand with her camera.
Feb. 24, 26, 26: SBCR Get Fit and Have Fun - From 10:30 a.m.-noon every Tuesday and Thursday, Get Fit and Have Fun at the Rec Gym on Timber Trail.
Feb. 12, 17 and 19: SBCR Get Fit and Have Fun - Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m.-noon, Get Fit and Have Fun at the Rec Gym on Timber Trail.
Rachael Hartman took her camera to the Richmond Hill High School Talent Show to capture some of the faces in the audience:
Aerial intelligence is here to stay, according to Kevan Stone, a Richmond Hill resident who works with Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) as a military contractor.
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