Dozens of children piled into the Richmond Hill United Methodist Church last Wednesday to see the first summer performance featuring local juggler Ron Anglin. The summer performances are sponsored by the Richmond Hill Public Library. Today's performance begins at 2 p.m. Photos by Tiffany Stroud.
June 14: 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. The movie will begin at dusk. Guests are asked to bring a lawn chair. Visit the The Ice Cream Stop's Facebook page for more information.
For the second year in a row, Camp Invention, a national summer enrichment day camp program, has come to Richmond Hill.
Firefighters with the Richmond Hill Fire Department stood outside Love's Truck Stop, Kroger and Food Lion for three days last week to collect donations for the nonprofit Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. The GFBF provides fire safety and prevention education, supports medical facilities and assists burn survivors in their recovery. Tiffany Stroud took her camera along to document the event.
June 5: Historical Society Lecture Series - The Richmond Hill Historical Society's monthly lecture is back from 7-9 p.m. at the Richmond Hill History Museum. This month's guest speaker is Bob Fennel, who will talk about his mother's book, "Little Did I Know," about her days working with Henry Ford. The lecture is free to the public, though donations are welcome. For more information, visit www.richmonhilhistoricalsociety.com or call 756-3697.
School's out for the summer, but that doesn't mean students should put down the books.
Around 400 Richmond Hill High School students became graduates Saturday during the school's graduation ceremony at Savannah State University Tiger Arena. The class of 2014 includes 94 honor graduates and earned academic and athletic scholarships worth more than $6 million. Taylor Carpenter took along a camera to document the ceremony.
May 31: Pigs in the Park BBQ and Music Festival - The community is invited to the second annual Pigs in the Park BBQ and Music Festival at the Georgia Veterans State Park in Cordele. The event benefits the Donnie Haralson Scholarship Fund and is an all-day event with arts and crafts vendors, multiple music stages, food and fun. The event starts at 9 a.m., and parking is $5. For more information, call 229-276-1004.
Crawfish and leaches.
Families enjoyed the beautiful weather outside Saturday as they gathered at The Ice Cream Stop for the showing of the movie "The Pirate Fairy." The Ice Cream Stop plays a free movie for the community every week. See what's showing week to week by checking its Facebook page. Tiffany Stroud took her camera to last week's showing and captured these images.
May 17: Old Fort Jackson's 206th Birthday Celebration – The community is invited to attend the birthday celebration from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Old Fort Jackson in Savannah. The event includes a dress up station where children can wear historic outfits, a three-person slingshot activity and Savannah Children's Museum's big blue blocks. Attendees can sing "Happy Birthday" and eat cupcakes at 3:30 p.m. to end the festivities. Regular admission pricing applies. For more information, call 232-3945.
One eighth-grader at Richmond Hill Middle School wants to work in a combination of ministry and government when he grows up.
More than 100 dog lovers gathered last week at the Richmond Hill City Center to celebrate their canine pals and raise funds for county's first dog park during the Bryan County Bark Park's second annual Wine and Cheese Fundraiser. Park organizers raised more than $14,000 through ticket sales, sponsorships, auction bids, drink sales and more. Julia Harrison took her camera along to document the event.
May 10: Savannah Animal Care Clinic Open House – From 1:30-4 p.m., the Savannah Animal Care Clinic is having an open house at its downtown location on Bryan Street for families and their furry friends. The event's purpose is to raise awareness and funds for the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. Attendees are asked to bring a donation in cash or kind (such as dog or cat food) for the HSGS. Guests can meet the doctors and staff and view a tour of the clinic. Heavy hors d'ouerves and nonalcoholic beverages will be served. A prize drawing ...
It's the start of a tradition. The first Savannah Promise Walk for Preeclampsia will be Saturday at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill, and the public is invited to attend. The 5k walk/run will include food, music and fun for the whole family.
It's opening. After years of fundraising and months of construction, the Bryan County Bark Park is officially opening with a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the new facility in DeVaul Henderson Park.
Wendy Bolton, president of the Bryan County Bark Park project, answers questions about the park, which is set to open next week:
Oct. 31-Nov. 1: 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 a lawn chair. Visit The Ice Cream Stop's Facebook page for more information.
Fifty – that's the number of races Jacy Vergara has run in her lifetime, and she's still going strong.
Thousands of people from the surrounding area came out to the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival last weekend. The community enjoyed seafood, fried desserts, musical performances and carnival rides during the three-day event. Tiffany Stroud took her camera along to catch a little bit of the action.
Oct. 24: Fall Harvest Celebration - New Beginnings Community Church invites the community to an evening of fun with hayrides, hotdog roasting, face painting and games - all free to the public. The event will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, email email@example.com.
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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.
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