Eight community Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteers from Atlantic Area CASA attended the Georgia CASA State Conference on April 16 in Atlanta to enhance their skills as they work with abused and neglected children involved in juvenile court proceedings.
Tie on an Easter bonnet and leave the doldrums of winter behind. Easter eggs, the Easter bunny and Easter celebrations coincide with the beginning of spring – a time for renewal of the Christian faith.
Scott and Kathy Schell's yard, located in the Shadow Moss subdivision, was chosen at Yard of the Month for April by the Richmond Hill Garden Club. Schell and his wife, Kathy, also received a gift certificate from Tim and Dave's Nursery as part of the honor.
Autism is estimated to affect one out of every 110 children in the United States. Jeanette Orr's daughter was one of those children.
Civility Bowling, event chairwoman for the Bryan County Relay for Life, answers this week's questions:
April 21: GA Cities Week Open House – The Richmond Hill Police and Fire Departments, as well as City Hall, host open houses from 8:30 a.m. to noon in honor of GA Cities Week. Bring the kids to tour the facilities, meet local officials and more. Call 756-3345 for details.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Impatience is still somewhat of a problem. But a sign of progress should soothe the anxious Aries heart. Meanwhile, invest some of that waiting time in preparing for the change ahead.
Protecting our children and our communities from the risks of drug and alcohol abuse is a full-time job.
Jeanette Orr, president of the Autism Support Corner, faces the questions this week:
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.
Magnolia Manor hosted its "Hot Rods and Cool Cats" event on Saturday, featuring classic cars and activities for the whole family.
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.
Fall has arrived, and it's time to pick a pumpkin.
Q: How long have you lived in Richmond Hill?
Oct. 3-4: Movie Night under the Stars – The Ice Cream Stop in Richmond Hill invites the community to a free family fun night of movie-watching under the stars. Friday evening's showing will be a PG-rated movie, and Saturday night's movie will be rated G. The movies will begin at dusk. Guests are asked to bring lawn chairs. Visit the The Ice Cream Stop's Facebook page for more information.
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