The uniquely compelling "Ford era" of Richmond Hill's history is a significant fiber in the tapestry of our community.
David Minning is president of the Richmond Hill Recreation Association: 1. What do you feel is your greatest achievement? Outside of my family life, I would say the completion of my MBA while working full time with a young family. 2. What, to you, is perfect happiness? Striking an even balance in my spiritual, personal and professional life. 3. What one material possession would you save from your home in the event of a fire ...
For 59 years, the Richmond Hill United Methodist Church (RHUMC) has held an annual barbeque to promote fellowship and raise funds for church programs.
Lewis Tuttle, assistant chief, Richmond Hill Fire Department: 1. What do you feel is your greatest achievement?
Nov. 18: Alzheimer's Awareness Luncheon - Join Richmond Hill Senior Center for lunch at 11 a.m. to learn about recognizing the early signs of Alzheimer's Disease, safety tips for elderly loved ones, resources and more. To RSVP or for more information, contact Wendy Sims at 653-3824.
When Grover Avera, 83, first learned of Honor Flight Savannah – a non-profit group that provides day trips to and from Washington, D.C. for World War II veterans to see the memorial created in their honor – he was interested, but a bit skeptical.
1. What, to you, is perfect happiness? Sitting on a Caribbean beach while a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model plays a ukulele for me. 2. What one material possession would you save from your home in the event of a fire (assuming your family was safe)? My Ronald Reagan books. 3. What's the best advice you've ever been given? My father always tells me, upon making an important decision on a City Council vote, or sometimes ...
Nov. 11: Capt. Matthew Freeman 5K Run for Peace - Support the Freeman Project and remember the sacrifice of Capt. Freeman with this race on Veterans Day. Fees are $25 for advanced registration and $30 on race day. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and race begins at 9 a.m. For information on registering and to learn about the Freeman Project, please visit www.freemanproject.org.
Jack Hyde was subjected to a joke campaign sign erected by friends Billy Albritton and Bonnie Proctor in the unincorporated community of Keller in South Bryan. Because Keller is an unincorporated area of the county, it has no mayor or council and is governed only by the county. Hyde said the prank was a "classic got'cha" moment and produced laughs and an overall good feeling around the community during the campaign blitz of Tuesday's general ...
Kelley Clements of Richmond Hill is truly a hero. On October 11, while traveling southbound on I-95 near Brunswick, the father of two and owner of Southern Alarm, Inc., made a daring maneuver to save a stranger's life. Somewhere between exits 36A and 36B, Clements noticed that a nearby car had suddenly gone dangerously out of control. "The car in front of me swerved erratically to the left and hit the guard rail. The hubcaps ...
Nov. 3: Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum Day - The Richmond Hill Senior Center hosts a day at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum (175 Bourne Ave., Pooler). Learn the stories of courage, character and patriotism displayed by the men and women of the Eighth Air Force from World War II to present. Event begins at 10 a.m. at the museum, followed by lunch at Western Sizzlin in Pooler.
A day of fun and fishing for Bryan County's special needs children was held at Ford Plantation on Saturday.
Haley Guisinger Longo, a fifth-grader at Carver Elementary School, recently had the honor of meeting former President Jimmy Carter in his hometown of Plains, Ga., when her entry into the "Plains, Peanuts, and a President" postcard contest placed third in the state for her grade level.
1. What do you feel is your greatest achievement? I have two children and four grandchildren and so far nobody has gone to jail! 2. What, to you, is perfect happiness? I'm not sure that I can tell you, but it involves George Clooney. 3. What one material possession would you save in the event of a fire (assuming your family was safe)? My dining room furniture. 4. What's the best advice ...
Oct. 28: "Picasso for a Night" Adult Painting Class - Local artist Carol Hartley hosts this event, designed for any experience level. Work step-by-step to create a finished "Lighthouses" painting in one evening. Cost is $45 per person and includes all supplies. Pre-registration is required. Contact Carol Hartley at 659-0098 for additional details and registration 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.
Julia Harrison took her camera out for the Run for Dana 5/K Run/Walk Nov. 2 fundraiser.
Nov. 6-8: Operation Cash for Candy - Simply Children's Dentistry in Savannah wants to help kids fight cavities this Halloween by participating in a healthy local tradition. Kids 12 and under are invited to bring their Halloween loot to Simply Children's Dentistry at 613 Stephenson Ave. in Savannah from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today-Thursday and from 8 a.m.-noon Friday and trade it in for cash. The staff will pay $1 for every pound of candy and ...