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Girl scouts help spread Christmas cheer

Members of Girl Scouts Junior Troop 30370, part of the Cedar Service Unit in Richmond Hill, stopped by the Bryan County Service Center in Richmond Hill on Monday to help Bryan County Family Connection Director Wendy Sims sort through and bag Christmas gifts for less fortunate local families as part of the Bryan County Children's Fund. The Girl Scouts also donated various gifts to the cause.

December 19, 2011 | Special to the News | Life on the Hill

Local completes Marines basics

Marine Corps Pvt. Christopher L. Kelley, son of Army Staff Sgt. Jeru C. Kelley of Richmond Hill, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.

December 18, 2011 | Special to the News | Life on the Hill

Uplifting faith

Mary Beth Arocho, left, and Ariana Page serve as weights for a member of the touring evangelical strongman performance group Team Impact during a recent stop at Richmond Hill Elementary School during its bullying awareness program.

December 15, 2011 | | Life on the Hill

Local artist faces the questions

1. What do you feel is your greatest achievement?

December 14, 2011 | | Life on the Hill

A prehistoric pastime

On a foggy winter morning in Midway, Bill Eberlein dons a thick neoprene wetsuit and an oxygen tank and slips into one of the murky waterways that snakes around Colonels Island.

December 14, 2011 | By Caitlyn Boza | Life on the Hill

Shop local

With less than three weeks left in the holiday shopping season, it's time to make the gift list and check it twice.

December 08, 2011 | By Caitlyn Boza | Life on the Hill

Homes for the Holidays

Nine local homes and buildings will deck their halls and open their doors from 1-5 p.m. Sunday as part of the Richmond Hill 2011 Holiday Tour of Homes.

November 30, 2011 | By Caitlyn Boza | Life on the Hill

Spa owner answers Proust Questionnaire

1. What do you feel is your greatest achievement?

November 30, 2011 | | Life on the Hill

Taste of Richmond Hill

More than 200 people attended the inaugural Taste of Richmond Hill Business After Hours Thursday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

November 22, 2011 | By Caitlyn Boza | Life on the Hill

Trials of culinary confusion

With the approach of "the holidays," I am planning my annual cooking and entertaining frenzy. Now, I love to cook but I was not prepared for the level of confusion I experienced in the kitchen and grocery stores when we first moved here.

November 16, 2011 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Life on the Hill

Making a difference

Jenna Gerner is an 8-year-old girl who loves the color pink, tolerates math class and aspires to be an actress. She leads a perfectly ordinary life, with two extraordinary exceptions:

November 16, 2011 | By Caitlyn Boza staff writer | Life on the Hill

Local businesswoman answers Proust Questionnaire

Megan Gillespie, Willow Salon co-owner and stylist, answers this week's questionnaire:

November 16, 2011 | | Life on the Hill

Club hears from 'Out of Captivity' author

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill honored Veterans Day at its weekly meeting Thursday in the Richmond Hill City Center by hosting guest speaker and veteran Keith Stansell.

November 16, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Staff writer | Life on the Hill

United Methodist gears up for bazaar

Richmond Hill United Methodist Church is gearing up for its legendary Bar-B-Q, Bazaar and Silent Auction set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19 at the church, 9050 Ford Ave.

November 14, 2011 | Special to the News | Life on the Hill

Flying for his country and dream

Daniel Gonzales' military career began New Year's Eve 1947. He was returning home after quitting his job at an automobile dealership in Denver, Colo., when a poster in a window caught his eye.

November 09, 2011 | By Caitlyn Boza Staff writer | Life on the Hill

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Boy Scouts gear up for fundraiser

Boy Scout Troop 527 has been in existence under its current charter for 31 years, and the Scouts have been doing a chicken dinner fundraiser for a large part of that time - according to Scoutmaster Mathew Brown, the fundraiser has been raising money for the troop for at least 20 years.

April 09, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: First Farmers Market

Many community members came out April 1 to the first Richmond Hill Farmers Market of the year. The market included many vendors selling produce, fresh baked bread, homemade cookies, dog treats, crafts, ice cream, kettle corn and more. Tiffany Stroud took her camera out to record some of the happenings.

April 09, 2014 | | Life on the Hill

The next 7 days

April 9: Yappy Hour Fundraiser - The Bark Park Association is having its monthly Yappy Hour fundraiser at Fish Tales Restaurant at Fort McAllister Marina from 6-8 p.m. A percentage of all proceeds will be donated to the nonprofit organization behind the Bryan County Bark Park. The event will include socialization of dogs and their owners with beer at $1 a cup. Dogs can drink Bowser beer or fresh water. Entry is free and well-behaved dogs are encouraged to attend. Cocktails will be offered as well as non-alcoholic drinks. Bark Park merchandise such as koozies, sweatshirts, T-shirt, bandanas, soap and ...

April 09, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Community rallies for student fighting cancer

They thought it was just an ear infection that turned into a cyst. But when Billy and Crystal Hunawill took their 16-year-old son A.J. Rovito Jr. to the hospital, it turned into much more.

April 02, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Relay Survivor Dinner

More than 70 people attended the Relay For Life Survivor Dinner last week at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center, which honors and celebrates local cancer survivors while recognizing their caregivers. Food was donated by The Smokin' Pig, and decorated cookies were donated by Julie Chapman. Hanna Keith, featured in an ACS video "Hanna's Hope" that chronicled her fight with childhood cancer, was the guest speaker.The News' Shana Statham brought along her camera to document the folks who attended.

April 02, 2014 | | Life on the Hill

The next 7 days

April 3-6: Fort Stewart Carnival - Enjoy amusement rides for children and adults, skill games, food concessions and more at Walker Field on Fort Stewart. The event is open to the public. Prices are one ticket for $1, 12 tickets for $10, 24 tickets for $20, 50 tickets for $25 or arm bands for $25 per person/per night, which allows for unlimited rides. Thursday and Friday the carnival opens at 6 p.m. Saturday the carnival opens at noon, and Sunday it opens at 1 p.m. Pets, coolers, outside food, glass bottles and weapons are prohibited. For more information ...

April 02, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Changing lives on the Thai-Burma border

She wants to see peace. She wants to see a culture honored and traditions kept. She wants to see hope for a better future. She wants to see these things for a special people she has come to love on the other side of the world.

March 26, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Business After Hours H&L Tire and Auto Repair

Members of the Richmond Hill business community joined the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce for its monthly Business After Hours, hosted Thursday at H&L Tire and Auto Repair on Longwood Drive. The event included several raffles in which attendees had the chance to win cash prizes, a gift certificate for four tires, a Big Green Egg and more. News advertising representative Shana Statham brought her camera along to document it.

March 26, 2014 | By Shana Statham | Life on the Hill

The next 7 days

March 27-30: Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens - Self-guided walking tours in different historic areas, mostly in downtown Savannah, gives guests a peek inside private homes. Lectures, teas and garden tours are also available. Each event is ticketed separately. Tour prices vary. For more information, call 234-8054.

March 26, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill


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