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.
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.
July 19-28: 58th Beaufort Water Festival - The annual celebration of Southern summer traditions, returns to the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort, S.C. The festival kicks off with opening ceremonies featuring the Parris Island Marine Band and a fireworks show at dusk by Southeastern Pyrotechnics and the rest of the weekend is filled with fishing, Dragon Boat racing and athletic tournaments. Most events are free, for more information call 843-524-0600 or visit www.bftwaterfestival.com.
There's an old Czech proverb that reads: "One can judge a fine beer with just one taste, but its best to be thoroughly sure." That's the motto by which Lyman Deliguori brews batches of craft beer in the garage of his Richmond Hill home.
Richmond Hill resident Lyman Deliguori, who works for Volkswagen but whose passion is home breweing, faces the questions this week:
July 11: Second Thursday night in the park - Enjoy live entertainment while shopping the Hinesville Farmers Market at Bradwell Park from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This week features The Backporch Band in concert.
There was a time when going off to summer camp meant learning how to build a campsite and rubbing two sticks together to make a fire. And while many boys and girls have become rooted in a tech-driven world, a place still exists where they can experience the great outdoors just as their parents did before them.
You can't tell where you're going unless you know where you've been," said Sarah Volker, former president of the Richmond Hill Historical Society - that's where Coastal Georgia historian Buddy Sullivan comes in.
Magdalena Bresson was out with her camera at the 2014 High School Sailing Regatta at Lake Mayer in Savannah.
Jan. 16: First Christian Academy open house - First Christian Academy will open its doors from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday for parents of infants through fourth-graders interested in touring the campus, previewing the curriculum and meeting the teachers and administrators. Along the way, parents will also get a sneak peak of the gym, the classrooms, the technology center and future programs being introduced this school year. First Christian Academy has been educating children for more than 10 years. For more information, call 912-756-3407 ext. 124 or visit www.fcaeagles.org.
Modern-day Fort McAllister is home to educational events and celebrations, but 150 years ago, it was home to Joseph McAllister, captain of the Hardwick Mounted Rifles - a cavalry unit made up exclusively of men from Bryan County, predominantly from around Hardwick, Keller and what was then known as Ways Station.
Jan. 9: Yappy Hour - Bark Park organizers will hold their monthly fundraiser for the county's dog park slated for Henderson Park from 6-8 p.m. at Fish Tales Restaurant. The group will release the annual plan for fundraising and the building plans for the park. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Visit www.bryancountybarkpark.com/ for more information.
For some, January is all about getting back on track after a gluttonous holiday season and resolutions could be focused on getting in better shape, eating well or jumping into new hobbies. The Richmond Hill YMCA offers a few health-minded programs to help people meet their goals.
Members of the Bryan County Fire Department were busy Christmas with Santa Runs, Breakfast With Santa, Toys for Tots and more. Santa and BCFD members also went out to the South Bryan Recreation Department on Dec. 18 to meet with kids involved in the SBRC Special Needs Activities Program, also known as SNAP. From all reports, a great time was had by kids, firefighters and Santa himself. The accompany photos were shot by Bryan Browning.
Jan. 1: 13th annual Tybee Polar Plunge - After a night of merrymaking and ringing in the new year, gather two or more friends and enter the "Gang of Goofs" costume contest for the chance to win some great prizes, including a coveted engraving on the "Le Goof" trophy for the first-place team. Proceeds benefit the restoration and renovation of the Tybee Post Theater. The parade begins at 11 a.m., and the plunge is at noon. Admission is $25. For more information, go to tybeepolarplunge.com.
Few things grant holiday cheer like carolers singing, hot chocolate and merrymaking in the cool air.
Q: Your red-cheeked sibling from up north seems to get all of the credit these days, but we thought we'd give ol' Bubba Claus a little well-deserved publicity this season, too.
Dec. 28: Beaches and Borders tour of Tybee Island - Enjoy a two-hour exploration of the salt marshes and beaches of Tybee Island from 9:30-11:30 a.m. A naturalist guide will explain the cultural and natural history of the coastline. Reservations are required. The cost is $25 per person and $15 per child under 12 accompanied by a parent. Fees include the use of binoculars and spotting scopes. For more information, call 786-5801.
Whether it is through community partnerships, donations or compassionate volunteers, Richmond Hill continues to support the Bryan County branch of the United Way of the Coastal Empire.
Paige Hewlett took her camera to the Holiday Market last weekend.
Dec. 18: Holly Days Small Business Days - Local businesses in Richmond Hill will once again extend normal business hours for a seasonal small business promotion sponsored by the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce. For more information on the businesses that are participating, visit www.rhbcchamber.org or call 756-3444.
Magdalena Bresson and other staff members took their cameras out to Saturday's parade in Richmond Hill.