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.
It's the beginning of a new program. Fort McAllister State Historic Park hosted a one-day camp called Junior Naturalist Mini Camp for children ages 8-12 recently.
The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce had its annual Meeting and Dinner Banquet Jan. 22 at the Richmond Hill City Center. Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Garrison Commander Col. Kevin F. Gregory was the keynote speaker. Richmond Hill Pharmacy was named Business of the Year. For more photos, go to community.bryancountynews.net/gallery/detail/3813/
Jan. 29 & 31: "The Wizard of Oz" Auditions – The Richmond Hill Community Theatre will host auditions for the production of "The Wizard of Oz," which will be performed May 1 and 2. The auditions will take place at the Richmond Hill Public Library from 6-9 p.m., on Jan. 29, and from 2-5 p.m., on Jan. 31. Singing talent is not required, but is a plus. Participants to do not need to prepare a monologue or have an extensive acting resume. Actors can bring a headshot, but it is not required.
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.
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