June 10: RHBC Chamber Golf Outing – Join the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce for their second annual Golf Outing at Sterling Links Golf Club. Cost is $300 per team, and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, beverages and one mulligan per person. Pre-registration is required. Visit www.rhbcchamber.org or call 756-3444 to sign up and learn more.
It's that time of year again! School is out and summer is on its way.
Plantation Lumber hosted a Business After Hours event on May 26. The public was invited to tour the store and facilities, enjoy lowcountry boil and other refreshments, and play games.
June 2: Richmond Hill Historical Society meeting – Writer and producer Arcelious Daniels presents a screening of the award-winning documentary "Stubborn as a Mule," about the "40 acres and a mule" reparations made to freed slaves after the Civil War at this month's meeting. Screening will begin at 7 p.m. at the museum (corner of Ford Ave. and Timber Trail) and there will be a question and answer session with the directors afterwards. For more information, call 756-3697.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club recently held its spring luncheon at the home of Frances Meeks on the beautiful Fancy Farm, where new club officers were installed.
Two Fort Stewart soldiers brought home gold and silver medals after competing against similarly determined paralympians from the Army, Navy/Coast Guard, Air Force, Marines and Special Forces in the Warrior Games on May 16-21 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
In the wake of last month's devastating tornados that ravaged parts of Alabama and Georgia, some groups in the community have joined in the relief effort.
Lisa Ripa, owner and instructor at Awakening Yoga Studio, is the focus this week of the Proust questionnaire:
May 18: Capt. Matthew Freeman memorial blood drive – Richmond Hill United Methodist Church (9050 Ford Ave.) hosts a blood drive from 2-7 p.m. in honor of Matthew Freeman. The event will also serve as a collection for school supplies to benefit The Matthew Freeman Project: Pens and Paper for Peace. For more information, visit www.freemanproject.org.
Army National Guard Pfc. Michael Barker recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
I have just returned from a six-day driving vacation (I am trying to remember to say vacation instead of holiday) up to Virginia.
When Richmond Hill Middle School English and Language Arts teacher Missy York received a grant to purchase Kindles for her classroom in December, she knew they would change the way her students read.
Richmond Hill English teacher and soccer coach Steve Kollman answers this week's list of question:
May 11: Davenport House Curator's Tour – Experience collections and areas normally off-limits to visitors in this guided tour of the historic Savannah home. Tour begins at 4:30 p.m. and costs $15 per person. For directions and details, visit www.davenporthousemuseum.org.
Arika Johnson believes that everything happens for a reason.
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.