When Grover Avera, 83, first learned of Honor Flight Savannah – a non-profit group that provides day trips to and from Washington, D.C. for World War II veterans to see the memorial created in their honor – he was interested, but a bit skeptical.
1. What, to you, is perfect happiness? Sitting on a Caribbean beach while a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model plays a ukulele for me. 2. What one material possession would you save from your home in the event of a fire (assuming your family was safe)? My Ronald Reagan books. 3. What's the best advice you've ever been given? My father always tells me, upon making an important decision on a City Council vote, or sometimes ...
Nov. 11: Capt. Matthew Freeman 5K Run for Peace - Support the Freeman Project and remember the sacrifice of Capt. Freeman with this race on Veterans Day. Fees are $25 for advanced registration and $30 on race day. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and race begins at 9 a.m. For information on registering and to learn about the Freeman Project, please visit www.freemanproject.org.
Jack Hyde was subjected to a joke campaign sign erected by friends Billy Albritton and Bonnie Proctor in the unincorporated community of Keller in South Bryan. Because Keller is an unincorporated area of the county, it has no mayor or council and is governed only by the county. Hyde said the prank was a "classic got'cha" moment and produced laughs and an overall good feeling around the community during the campaign blitz of Tuesday's general ...
Kelley Clements of Richmond Hill is truly a hero. On October 11, while traveling southbound on I-95 near Brunswick, the father of two and owner of Southern Alarm, Inc., made a daring maneuver to save a stranger's life. Somewhere between exits 36A and 36B, Clements noticed that a nearby car had suddenly gone dangerously out of control. "The car in front of me swerved erratically to the left and hit the guard rail. The hubcaps ...
Nov. 3: Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum Day - The Richmond Hill Senior Center hosts a day at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum (175 Bourne Ave., Pooler). Learn the stories of courage, character and patriotism displayed by the men and women of the Eighth Air Force from World War II to present. Event begins at 10 a.m. at the museum, followed by lunch at Western Sizzlin in Pooler.
A day of fun and fishing for Bryan County's special needs children was held at Ford Plantation on Saturday.
Haley Guisinger Longo, a fifth-grader at Carver Elementary School, recently had the honor of meeting former President Jimmy Carter in his hometown of Plains, Ga., when her entry into the "Plains, Peanuts, and a President" postcard contest placed third in the state for her grade level.
1. What do you feel is your greatest achievement? I have two children and four grandchildren and so far nobody has gone to jail! 2. What, to you, is perfect happiness? I'm not sure that I can tell you, but it involves George Clooney. 3. What one material possession would you save in the event of a fire (assuming your family was safe)? My dining room furniture. 4. What's the best advice ...
Oct. 28: "Picasso for a Night" Adult Painting Class - Local artist Carol Hartley hosts this event, designed for any experience level. Work step-by-step to create a finished "Lighthouses" painting in one evening. Cost is $45 per person and includes all supplies. Pre-registration is required. Contact Carol Hartley at 659-0098 for additional details and registration information.
With still a third of the year to go, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill has already donated more than $2,000 to help local charities.
Visiting a beekeeper's hives is an enlightening, unique experience that need not come with painful side-effects.
The Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival was over the weekend.
Oct. 21: "Picasso for a Night" Adult Painting Class - Local artist Carol Hartley hosts this special event designed for artists at any experience level, including beginners. Work step-by-step to create a finished painting of "Sunflowers" in one evening. Cost is $45 per person and includes all supplies. Pre-registration is required. Contact Carol Hartley at 659-0098 for additional details and registration information.
It's that time of year again! In just two days, the long-anticipated 2010 Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival will kick off in J.F. Gregory Park.
By Kim Wade
Tabatha Lovitt, a homemaker, student and mother to a Special Olympics participant, faces the questions this week:
May 16: Free Nutrition and Fitness Class – Get healthy with the Goodwill Job Connection at 9701 Ford Ave. with their free nutrition and fitness class from 11 a.m. to noon. Learn about basic nutrition, healthy recipes, fitness, stress management and goal setting. For more information, please call 912-373-8432 or visit http://goodwillsavannah.org/.
ATLANTA - The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is holding its fourth annual online photo contest to coincide with Preservation Month in May. This year's theme is "The Civil War in Georgia."
April 18: Business After Hours – Jump 'N Jacks Family Fun Center will host the April Business After Hours at 5:30 p.m. at its location in Richmond Hill. Join members of the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce for light refreshments and networking. Call 756-3444 for more information.
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