Families were recently spotted out in Richmond Hill's J.F. Gregory Park having funin the sun.
June 15: J'miah Nabawi performance – Richmond Hill Public Library presents story time performer J'miah Nabawi as part of its "One World, Many Stories" summer programming. Nabawi makes use of instruments, physical movement, colorful fabrics and voices to bring story time to life. Performance is free and will take place at 2 p.m. at the library. Please call 756-3580 for more information.
Members of the Richmond Hill Senior Center shake their stuff during a recent Movin' and Groovin' class. The class, held each Monday and Wednesday, is taught by Janet Taulbee and includes chair exercises and line dances, such as the bus stop, the Charleston, the Macarena and the bop.
Krysta Rohde, 22, of Richmond Hill has always loved sailing and the water.
William E. Collins, coordinator for the Bryan County Drug Free Coalition, stepped up to answer this week's questions:
June 10: RHBC Chamber Golf Outing – Join the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce for their second annual Golf Outing at Sterling Links Golf Club. Cost is $300 per team, and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, beverages and one mulligan per person. Pre-registration is required. Visit www.rhbcchamber.org or call 756-3444 to sign up and learn more.
It's that time of year again! School is out and summer is on its way.
Plantation Lumber hosted a Business After Hours event on May 26. The public was invited to tour the store and facilities, enjoy lowcountry boil and other refreshments, and play games.
June 2: Richmond Hill Historical Society meeting – Writer and producer Arcelious Daniels presents a screening of the award-winning documentary "Stubborn as a Mule," about the "40 acres and a mule" reparations made to freed slaves after the Civil War at this month's meeting. Screening will begin at 7 p.m. at the museum (corner of Ford Ave. and Timber Trail) and there will be a question and answer session with the directors afterwards. For more information, call 756-3697.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club recently held its spring luncheon at the home of Frances Meeks on the beautiful Fancy Farm, where new club officers were installed.
Two Fort Stewart soldiers brought home gold and silver medals after competing against similarly determined paralympians from the Army, Navy/Coast Guard, Air Force, Marines and Special Forces in the Warrior Games on May 16-21 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
In the wake of last month's devastating tornados that ravaged parts of Alabama and Georgia, some groups in the community have joined in the relief effort.
Lisa Ripa, owner and instructor at Awakening Yoga Studio, is the focus this week of the Proust questionnaire:
May 18: Capt. Matthew Freeman memorial blood drive – Richmond Hill United Methodist Church (9050 Ford Ave.) hosts a blood drive from 2-7 p.m. in honor of Matthew Freeman. The event will also serve as a collection for school supplies to benefit The Matthew Freeman Project: Pens and Paper for Peace. For more information, visit www.freemanproject.org.
Army National Guard Pfc. Michael Barker recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
Two local businesses - the Richmond Hill branch of the Navy Federal Credit Union and the Richmond Hill City Center - along with several local individuals recently made donations to help give sets of books and matching plush toys to children in Gold Star Families who are a part of the Snowball Express.
Marion Neeley, assistant manager of Navy Federal Credit Union in Richmond Hill, faces the questions this week:
Jan. 23-24: Doo Wop and Rock Festival - Doo Wop and Rock is a two-day celebration of the good, old-time rock 'n' roll. The show features eight legendary rock 'n' roll artists from the 1950s and '60s, with four artists each night. The event will take place at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts in downtown Savannah. For more information and ticket pricing, go to www.festival15.com or call 525-5040.
Auditions soon will be under way. The Richmond Hill Community Theatre is looking for actors ages 7 and older to audition for the upcoming production of "The Wizard of Oz."
Emily Speer is an actress with the Richmond Hill Community Theatre. Here are a few of her thoughts:
Jan. 16: Spring Fashion Show - Magnolia Manor will present a Spring Fashion Show, sponsored by Bon Worth, to the community. Come see what's new for spring or volunteer to be a model for the show. The fashion show begins at 3 p.m. For more information or to participate, contact Julie Licavoli at 756-4300, ext. 101.
Local community members took down their holiday decorations and dropped off their live Christmas trees at J.F. Gregory Park to be recycled. The trees were put into a wood chipper to create mulch. Tiffany Stroud caught some of the action on her camera.
Upcoming events selected by Life on the Hill staff:
Richmond Hill resident Audrey Singleton, owner of the Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool, recently was recognized by the Georgia Child Care Association. For her 20 years of service to childhood education, fellow child-care facility owners who felt Singleton had made a commitment to the industry throughout the year nominated her for the honor.
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