Currently here in beautiful Coastal Georgia, we have little to complain about compared to most of the country, a lot of which has been hit by snowstorms, and also compared to my native Northern Europe, which is having its usual cold, wet and dreary winter.
Pembroke Garden Club has had several recent events, including its meeting in January and an Arbor Day tree planting in Pembroke on Feb. 15.
Dogs get cancer, too.
This week Sara Jane Fogarty, community manager for the American Cancer Society, answers the questions:
March 6: Book club – Join the Richmond Hill Public Library book club at 11 a.m. to discuss "The Orphan Master's Son" by Adam Johnson. The meeting is free and open to the public. The only membership requirement is a library card. To join or learn more, contact Carol Yarley at 756-3580 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heavy rain and lightning didn't put a damper on the 2013 Ogeechee Riverkeeper awards gala Saturday at Fort McAllister Historic State Park.
Jesica Mnieckowski, outreach director for the Ogeechee Riverkeeper, answers the questions this week:
Feb. 28: Tax assistance – Volunteers from VITA and AARP will be available to provide free tax help for older taxpayers and people with low and moderate incomes from 3-6 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Public Library. For more information, call 447-5577.
There is a lot to be said and learned about any purposeful commercial business that requires organized systems and procedures. One of them is a cafeteria.
CORRECTION: The Richmond Hill City Center will not be serving lunch during the 2013 Hometown Expo as was originally reported.
Michelle Englehart, owner of Skin Essentials and Espresso Hill, faces the questions this week:
Feb. 22-24: Springtime Made in the South – Check out the unique crafts and art created by Southern artisans at the 2013 Springtime Made in the South show at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The show will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission costs $7. To learn more, visit www.madeinthesouthshows.com.
Nothing says Valentine's Day like chocolate. And nobody does chocolate like All Things Chocolate & More in Richmond Hill.
Feb. 14: Spanish story time – Join Spanish instructor Cheyenne Kozaily at 10:30 a.m. at the Richmond Hill Public Library for a free 30-minute Spanish story time. All ages are welcome, though the program is geared towards children under 5. For more information, call 756-3580.
Dominick "Scott" Ricellei, co-owner of All Things Chocolate & More, got to answer the questions this week:
Fifty – that's the number of races Jacy Vergara has run in her lifetime, and she's still going strong.
Thousands of people from the surrounding area came out to the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival last weekend. The community enjoyed seafood, fried desserts, musical performances and carnival rides during the three-day event. Tiffany Stroud took her camera along to catch a little bit of the action.
Oct. 24: Fall Harvest Celebration - New Beginnings Community Church invites the community to an evening of fun with hayrides, hotdog roasting, face painting and games - all free to the public. The event will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, email email@example.com.
Q: How long have you lived in Richmond Hill?
National Opera Week is just around the corner. To celebrate, Richmond Hill's newest senior-living community, the Suites at Station Exchange and Station Exchange at Home, are hosting an evening of food, wine and the vocal arts.
Oct. 17-19: Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival - The festival features coastal seafood vendors, arts and crafts booths and carnival rides. This year's entertainment includes the Blues Traveler, Swingin' Medallions, Jake Miller and more. For more information, call 756-3444 or go to www.goseafoodfestival.com or goseafood.net.
Richmond Hill resident Naomi Havens overcame devastating circumstances and now uses her story and experience to help others dealing with health issues similar to her own.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club hosted its annual Pumpkin Patch at J.F. Gregory Park Saturday, garnering what may have been the best turnout yet. Attendees bought pumpkins, mums, crafts and homemade baked goods while children played fall-themed games and were offered lollipops from the Pumpkin Fairy. Tiffany Stroud took these photos.
Oct. 9: Ruffled Feathers Boutique Ribbon Cutting - Ruffled Feathers Boutique, 2552 Highway 17, is having a grand opening and ribbon cutting from 1:30-2:30 p.m. There also will be a grand-opening sale and light refreshments. For more information, call 459-2252.
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