Magda Bresson took her camera to the recent back-to-school rally at the Savannah Civic Center.
Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Savannah Riverfront Labor Day Weekend Ultimate Tailgate - Ready for some football? Bring a chair to Rousakis Plaza in downtown Savannah and watch multiple college games in front of three large inflatable screens. The Arbor Stage will feature a 15-foot screen in addition to two 10-foot screens at each end of the plaza. The event is free and there will be tailgate games, food vendors, ice cold beverages and First Saturday arts and crafts vendors.
The American Diabetes Association's fall campaign, "Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes," gets under way Saturday with the sixth annual Hugh H. Armstrong Sr. Memorial Kayak for a Kure.
There was once a time in Sandra Elliot's life when running - her favorite form of exercise - was nearly impossible due to numbing pain in her legs and back. She underwent back surgery in 2006 following her service in the Army but said she still felt helpless and defeated by the immobilizing pain that kept her from doing the things she loved.
Come along with Magdalena Bresson's camera to the Topo Athletics 5K and 10K Trek.
Aug. 17: The Color Run - Racers from all over the coastal empire and beyond will line up in Savannah's Forsyth Park for a very colorful 5k run. Runners start the race at 8 a.m. wearing white and finish wearing the colors that have been thrown on them throughout the race. The cost is $45 per solo runner and $40 for runners competing in teams. A portion of the proceeds benefit Horizons programming at Savannah Country Day School and Bethesda Academy. To register or find more information, visit thecolorrun.com/savannah-2.
At a time in their lives when most high school graduates laze away the summer, waiting for college, John Garrett McGuire received the worst news of his life.
Magdalena Breeson took her camera to the Richmond Hill Farmers Market last week:
Aug. 10: Pembroke's National Night Out - In partnership with the Pembroke Police Department, the Pembroke Fire Department, the Bryan County Drug-Free Coalition, Bryan County Emergency Services and the Downtown Development Authority of Pembroke, the city of Pembroke is hosting its annual Night Out. Guests will enjoy hot dogs and refreshments will visiting safety displays, informational booths and a unity walk. Kids should like the dunk tank and bounce house. Special guests KIX96, I-95 and 102.1 Sports Radio will also be present. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. at Ledford and Gibson St, is free to the ...
Carey Daughtry of Daughtry ATA Martial Arts in Richmond Hill has dedicated the last 20 years of her life to the practice of martial arts. Certified in combat forms most of us can't even pronounce, the 2001 World Champion and ATA nationally accredited judge still considers herself very much a student.
Aug. 1: National Night Out - The city of Richmond Hill is participating in the fifth annual community event and is inviting everyone to enjoy free food, entertainment and public safety information from 6-9 p.m. at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. Volunteers are also welcome. More than 2,000 people attended last year's event and anyone willing to donate their time and energy is encouraged to fill out a sponsor information sheet. For general information, contact Cpl. Susan Willis at 912-756-2837.
The Magdalena Bresson took her camera to last week's Friday on the Train.
Nothing speaks of summer quite like an old-fashioned hot dog and a good baseball game. This week, more than 120 11- and 12-year-old boys are vying for the championship at the Georgia 11/12 Little League State Championship Tournament in Richmond Hill and a chance to head to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
July 26: 2013 Georgia 11/12 Little League Championship - Friday marks the last day of the tournament. Come out and support your favorite Little-Leaguers in the championship game of the series. The concessions stand opens at 9 a.m. and serves snacks and drinks until noon. A DJ will introduce the teams at 10 a.m. and play will begin shortly after that. For more information call 912-756-4075 or visit sbcrec.org.
On a wooded back road, deep in the heart of Bryan County, Steve London may very well be cooking breakfast for a small group of guests at the Heron Cove Bed and Breakfast at Silverstream Plantation.
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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