Sept. 23: Savannah Jazz Festival Blues Night - Georgia Kyle, Eric Culberson Blues Band and Joe Louis Walker will perform a free concert in Forsyth Park (downtown Savannah) starting at 7 p.m. The event, part of the 2010 Savannah Jazz Festival, is free and open to the public. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit www.savannahjazzfestival.org.
If you visit the Richmond Hill Public Library on a Thursday afternoon, you might see a big, docile Doberman and his owner enter the building.
Sept. 16: Business After Hours hosted by State Farm - Located at 75 Mulberry Commercial Court, Suite A (on Hwy. 17 in Richmond Hill), State Farm Insurance will take a turn hosting this popular networking series from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Come down to learn about the business, meet other Chamber of Commerce business partners, and enjoy refreshments. For more information, contact the Richmond Hill - Bryan County Chamber at 756-4326.
What do you feel is your greatest achievement? Being a mom, earning my bachelor's degree in health science at age 40 and owning my own business
The unsung story behind The Matthew Freeman Project: Pens & Paper for Peace is that of a mother's grace and strength in the face of tragic loss.
1. What do you feel is your greatest achievement? Living a productive life and, along with my husband, raising two wonderful children who have turned into fine, moral, and productive adults.
Life on the Hill asks readers to share their favorite simple, summertime recipe. Here, Jen Shimalla of Uptown Deli dishes on one of her specialties.
There was a lot more than just distribution of roasts at the recent YMCA Boston butt sale.
When things get hot in the summer, many parents bring their children to the local Baskin Robbins for a sweet scoop of the sticky stuff.
New Richmond Hill resident Jimmy Bryan feels he and his family were sent here with a purpose.
Royal Oak Carwash recently sponsored a Business After Hours
The Richmond Hill Public Library now offers two book clubs for adults in the community.
Aug. 25: Low-cost Pet Clinic - TailsSpin (4501 Habersham St., Savannah) will offer low-cost vaccines for pets of students, seniors, and military families from 5-6 p.m. A portion of the cost from each vaccine will benefit local pet rescue groups. Clinic will be cash only, with a limit of two pets per person, and operated on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit http://tailsspin.com for details.
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.