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.
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.
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Oct. 13: Quilting Class - The Richmond Hill Public Library's Common Threads knit and crochet group will host an organizational meeting to start up a quilting class. Meeting will take place at the library at 1:30 p.m. The group invites all experienced quilters who would like to share their knowledge with others to join them to work out the details. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or would like more information.
Students at Richmond Hill Elementary School (RHES) will now be able to reap the creative and educational benefits of music– and have some fun while doing it– thanks to the school's new piano lab.
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Oct. 6: Common Threads - With colder weather on its way, what better time to learn to crochet or knit? The Richmond Hill Public Library's Common Threads group meets at 10 a.m. with the goal of learning, fellowship and improving skills of knitters of all skill levels. You may also choose to don te your finished pieces to Project Linus or Warm Up America, which accept blankets and hats for the needy. For more information, call 756-3580.
With the Richmond Hill Garden Club's Pumpkin Patch just around the corner, there's no question that fall has officially arrived.
Dr. Amy Pearson of Coastal Pain Relief Specialists recently received the Rotary Club International Service Award for her volunteer work in Haiti during the earthquake aftermath.
Sept. 29: RHUMC Blood Drive - Give the gift of life by giving blood at Richmond Hill United Method Church's blood drive. Donate from 2-7 p.m. at RHUMC (9050 Ford Ave.). For more information, please visit www.rhumc.com or call the church office at 756-2190.
Nat and Delene Broeckling of Richmond Hill are a couple that love a challenge.
What do you feel is your greatest achievement? My children. I am proud of the four of them for their accomplishments. Their successes makes me a success.
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.