Jeanette Orr, president of the Autism Support Corner, faces the questions this week: 1. What do you feel is your greatest achievement? My greatest achievement in life was earning my bachelor's degree in criminal justice while working full time and being a single mother. Anything is possible if you want it badly enough! 2. What, to you, is perfect happiness? To me, perfect happiness is having my family together. This is perfect happiness when your ...
April 14: Bryan Animal Caregivers meeting – Join this local non-profit, which helps to provide low-cost spaying and neutering for cats and dogs, at their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Richmond Hill Public Library to learn how you can get involved. Volunteers are needed to answer phones, help out at fundraising events and more. For more information, visit www.bryanac.org.
Fifth-grader Justin "Jet" Jeffery and his father, Maj. John F. Jeffery of the U.S. Army, have collaborated in a unique service effort.
Kermit Griffin, director and executive chef at Richmond Hill City Center, got to answer this week's questions:
April 7: Richmond Hill Historical Society meeting – Learn about Civil War-era Savannah at this month's meeting with a presentation by author Barry Sheehy and historian Laurie Ross. Meeting is free and open to the public, and will take place at the museum at 7 p.m. For more information, please call 756-3697.
Sometimes, when life gets difficult, we get by with a little help from our friends. In times of economic uncertainty, Richmond Hill Public Library turns to Friends of the Library (FOL). "We touch base and work with (library manager) Kate Barker in identifying needs that the library has that are not being met through their normal budgetary process," said Susan Johnson, president of Friends of the Library. "Then we kind of supplement in any way ...
Magnolia Manor hosted its "Hot Rods and Cool Cats" event on Saturday, featuring classic cars and activities for the whole family.
April 1-2: Relay for Life – Support those with cancer and raise awareness and funds to fight it at Relay for Life of Richmond Hill. The 24 hour event, which will feature food, games and more, will take place from 7 p.m. April 1 to 7 a.m. April 2 at J.F. Gregory Park. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. For more information, call Jessica Seagle at 355-5196.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club chose this yard at 45 Dunham Marsh Parkway as its Yard of the Month for March. The landscaping was designed and planted by owners Derek and Amanda Pommerenck, who received a donated gift certificate to Tim and Dave's Nursery.
On Saturday morning, the front lot of Coastal Community Christian Church was flooded with volunteers, cars, water and suds.
Karen Rogers, president of Bryan Animal Caregivers, faces this week's probing questions: 1. What do you feel is your greatest achievement? Going back to school. 2. What, to you, is perfect happiness? Seeing your children go from good kids to great adults. 3. What one material possession would you save in the event of a fire (assuming your family was safe)? As long as the pets are included as family, my next thing would be ...
March 24: "Picasso for a Night" – Learning to paint can be fun with these classes hosted by artist, Carol Hartley. Paint "Marsh View with Sailboats" (see photo) with step-by-step instruction. Class takes place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Parish Hall (16491 Hwy. 144 East). For details or to register, visit www.picassoforanight.com or call 659-0098.
It's just after 8 a.m. on a Monday at George Washington Carver Elementary School.
Local youngsters took to the fields last weekend for some T-ball fun in the sun.
March 17: St. Patrick's Day Parade – Savannah's legendary parade begins at 10 a.m. and will wind its way down Abercorn, Bay and Bull streets. For detailed information, visit www.savannahsaintpatricksday.com.
Magdalena Bresson and other staff members took their cameras out to Saturday's parade in Richmond Hill.
Dec. 14: Winter Muster at Fort McAllister - Celebrate the final battle of the Confederate troops from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fort McAllister. The battle will take place at 5 p.m. A self-guided tour will be held right after the battle at which time the visitors will view the destruction of war first hand. Admission is charged. Call 727-2339 for information.
After serving more than three decades as the park manager of a popular state historic park, retirement is a return to the simple things for Danny Brown - spending time with his family, connecting with his community and putting down some roots.
Church members sent in photos from Consumed Church's EPIC Thanksgiving Dinner. More than 100 people joined Consumed Church on Thanksgiving Day for its Engaging People in Community, or EPIC, Thanksgiving dinner. The food was provided by Consumer Groups, the small-group Bible study, and the United Way of Bryan County.
Dec. 6: Opening lighting ceremony & Chili Cook-Off - The city of Richmond Hill will kick off the season with the lighting of the holiday lights and sampling award-winning chili from local chefs from 6:30-9 p.m. in J.F. Gregory Park. Cook-off booths will be filled with chili chefs and craft vendors. Cash awards are given to the best-tasting chili in town. Enjoy a variety of food, entertainment and more.
Instead of shopping the Black Friday chaos this year, the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce is asking residents to think about shopping, playing and dining locally.
Paige Hewlett, herself a miltiary spouse, had her camera out Saturday when 1st Lt. Matt Dudley was welcomed from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan by his wife, Dhannon and their three boys, Isaac, Eli and Titus.
Nov. 30: The Nutcracker - Savannah Ballet Theatre presents Tchaikovsky's classic holiday ballet featuring area dancers as well as professionals at the Lucas theatre for the Arts in downtown Savannah. Show times are 2 and 8 p.m. The matinee show is $12 for general admission, and the evening show is $18-$38 for reserved seating only. For more information, call 912-525-5040 or visit www.lucastheatre.com.
As the holiday season draws near, the focus turns to the importance of family and community. And that's just what author, veteran and Bryan County native Carletha M. Oliver does as she uses her childhood and family memories as the historical basis to her soon-to-be-released novel, "Exceptional."
An outdoor movie brought out animal lovers who wanted to support the developing Bark park.
Nov. 21: Nutrition and fitness classes - The Goodwill Job Connection, located upstairs from the Goodwill Store in Richmond Hill at 9701 Ford Ave., will host a free nutrition and fitness classes from 11 a.m. to noon. Subjects covered include basic nutrition, fitness, stress management and goal setting. For more information, call 373-8432.
Matthew Freeman would be nearing his 34th birthday if he were here to see the hundreds of Richmond Hill friends and community members race in his memory on Saturday in the annual Capt. Matthew Freeman Memorial Run in WaterWays Township.
Virginia Wiedower, one of Matthew Freeman's sisters, answers some questions about her brother and the charity that was established in his honor after his death:
Nov. 15-16: Family camp-out - Before the weather really gets chilly, kids can join the family at Hunter Cattle Co. Farm for a weekend of camping, exploring and adventure. Guests to the Brooklet farm will enjoy a wagon-ride with the Hunter Cattle family at sunset on Friday, dinner under the barn, a moonlit walk through the grounds, campfire stories and s'mores and a big country breakfast on Saturday morning. Kids can choose to spend the ...
A Christmas just isn't the same without a tree in the living room and presents from Santa. But the harsh reality is that many children everywhere, including in Richmond Hill and surrounding Bryan County, will go without this year due to family hardship and various other difficulties.