The author Loren Eiseley once wrote a story about a man who liked to write at the beach.
Don Roberts, a social studies teacher at Richmond Hill High School, got to answer the questions this week:
Sept. 15: Care Packages for Troops – In honor of National Assisted Living Week, the residents Magnolia Manor invite the citizens of Richmond Hill to join them in collecting items for and assembling care packages to send to soldiers overseas. Enjoy coffee, cookies, crafts and conversation as you work with seniors for this charitable cause. Event begins at 3 p.m. at Magnolia Manor. For a complete list of items needed, visit www.give2thetroops.org or call Kelly Wood at 756-4300, extension 102.
In the early years of the Cold War, the CIA and the British Secret Intelligence Service came up with a plan to tap into Soviet military communication.
Nearly 150 children broke out their fishing poles and tackle Aug. 27 to compete in the annual Bryan County Bass Masters Kids Fishing Tournament at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.
Sept. 8: "Disappearing Lifestyles on Bryan Neck" Art Show – The Richmond Hill Historical Society will host an art show and reception at the Richmond Hill Museum starting at 6:30 p.m. View original artwork by local artists, featuring the people, places and events that have helped define our city and county. Refreshments will be served. The Bailey Carpenter Barbershop building also will be open for viewing during the event. Please call 756-3697 to learn more.
Cynda Schneider has traveled to 60 countries. She is 22 years old.
Heather Walker, director of the Richmond Hill Teen Center, faces this week's lineup of questions:
Sept. 2: Savannah Craft Brew Fest – Take your pick of over 150 craft beers to sample and learn about the art of craft brewing at this three-day festival. The event, which will take place at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center (Hutchinson Island) will also feature a golf tournament, oyster roast, seminars, fireworks, dessert party and more. Tickets cost $25-$75. For details, visit www.savannahcraftbrewfest.com.
American Legion Post 27 Commander Bill Helms is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He proudly served his country in the Air Force, and now, he proudly serves his fellow veterans.
Dr. Daniel Kiene, director of bands and 2011-12 teacher of the year at Richmond Hill High School, answers this week's questions:
As regular readers of this column will know, I love America and I really love living in this community. However, when my husband and I were looking at which part of the U.S. to make our home, there were some aspects of the natural world here that frankly terrified me.
Olivia Melvin, a former basketball player at Bryan County High School and now on the team at the College of Coastal Georgia, participated Saturday in a team community service project with Habitat for Humanity in Brunswick.
Aug. 25: Dolphin program – Visit the Richmond Hill Historical Museum at 7 p.m. for a special program hosted by The Dolphin Project. Learn about the bottlenose dolphin and how you can get involved with researching and protecting them. People of all ages, regardless of experience, are welcome to attend and learn how to become a trained team member. Research workshop will follow the program. For more information, go to www.thedolphinproject.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Peach Hubbard at 657-3927.
Getting a drivers license can be a thrilling, liberating experience for teens. It can also be a challenging one, as they learn not only to navigate a vehicle, but the laws and responsibilities that go along with it.
Valerie's future looked bleak in 2003, when she was placed in an orphanage in the Fuling province of China at just four months after being born. Now 10 years old, her photo shows a girl with silky black hair and doe eyes, but aside from her physical appearance, her mother, Christine Meade, knows very little about her.
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.
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.