Great inventors rarely receive the recognition they deserve. I'd love to shake hands with the guys who invented duct tape, Weedwhackers and WD-40 - three of the greatest inventions of all time. I'd also like to thank John Montagu, fourth earl of Sandwich and eponymous inventor of the original fast food - the sandwich.
Some 50 volunteers showed up at Fort McAllister on Saturday to rake, paint and help clean up as part of the annual Civil War Trust Volunteer Day.
Getting back in shape after having a baby is no walk in the park. Or is it? Stroller Strides of Savannah, run by fitness instructor Natalia Lucero, helps new and expectant mothers improve their fitness with daily exercise classes in J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. The hour-long classes feature modified workouts for women of all fitness and activity levels. Best of all? Moms don't have to leave their babies at home. "It's great because ...
Natalie Lucero, owner and instructor for Stroller Strides of Savannah, faces the questions this week:
April 10-14: Tybee Wine Festival – Enjoy a sampling of international wines and craft beers at the 2013 Tybee Wine Festival. The festival will feature a variety of wine and culinary events, including a grand wine tasting and champagne brunch. For tickets and a complete schedule of events, visit www. tybeewinefestival.com.
Jan Joiner of Joiner Daylily Gardens shared her wisdom about growing daylilies at a recent Richmond Hill Garden Club meeting.
Child hunger isn't a problem many people associate with Bryan County, but according to the U.S. Census Bureau, it's a real threat that nearly 17 percent of children in the county face every day.
Kristi Cox, director of the United Way of the Coastal Empire -- Bryan County Office, faces the questions this week:
April 4: History lecture – Chris Hendricks, historian and professor at Armstrong Atlantic State University, will discuss Savannah and its historic architecture at 7 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Museum. The public is invited to attend. For more information, visit www.richmondhillhistoricalsociety.com.
Rick Smith is making a difference in Bryan County one student at a time. For the last seven years, the Savannah Technical College adult education teacher has been helping adults in Richmond Hill and Pembroke earn their GED. "There's an overall need for this kind of education here," said Smith. "It's something that people don't realize, but in Bryan County, about 20 percent of adults over 25 do not have a GED or a high ...
Rick Smith, who runs GED programs for Savannah Technical College in Bryan County, faces the questions this week:
Through April 6: Savannah Music Festival – Georgia's largest musical festival will feature dozens of performances from music icons like Old Crow Medicine Show and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. To check out a complete schedule of events or purchase tickets, visit www.savannahmusicfestival.org.
It's not how old you get, it's how you get old. And Elmer Walker is aging adventurously. To celebrate his 70th birthday, the Richmond Hill grandfather of nine strapped on a parachute and jumped out of a perfectly good airplane Saturday. "Skydiving is something I've wanted to do all my life," said Walker, who turned 70 on Monday. "I went to Airborne school when I was in the military but never got to jump. But ...
This week, Elmer Walker, a volunteer prison minister, was asked to answer the questions: 1. What do you feel is your greatest achievement? Being faithful to my family. 2. What, to you, is perfect happiness? Having a healthy family and making many memories with my grandkids. 3. What one material possession would you save in the event of a fire (assuming your family was safe)? My Bible. 4. What's the best advice you've ever been ...
March 22: 'Seussical' the musical – Richmond Hill High School will bring Dr. Seuss' characters to life in a production of "Seussical" at 7 p.m. March at Richmond Hill Elementary School. Advanced tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults. At the door, tickets will be $6 for students and $10 for adults. For more information, visit the school's website at www.rhhs.bryan.k12.ga.us.
Few things symbolize the holiday season quite like a crocheted scarf from Grandma or a favorite quilt next to the fire.
Sue Nelson took her camera along to the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce's recent Business After Hours at Love's Seafood.
Oct. 31: Trunk-or-Treat and "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" - Head to White Bluff United Methodist Church on Halloween night for a showing of "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" and some trunk-or-treating in the parking lot. The church will serve hamburgers and hot dogs for $4 for adults and free for kids. All guests are invited to wear their costumes and gather treats from the trunks of members' cars. For more information, call ...
William Webb doesn't hide his love of comic book superheroes. Immersed in Spiderman, Batman and every crime-fighter in between, the 3-year-old boy hopes to be just like them one day.
Magdalena Bresson took her camera to the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival over the weekend. Here are a few of the people she saw.
Oct. 24: Military Appreciation Day - The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair comes to Statesboro this week with carnival rides, food and fun for the whole family. Thursday, military families receive discounts on admission and entertainment. All retired and active-duty service men and women get into the park free from 1-4 p.m. For more information, call 912-681-2202
I was recently shopping for a greeting card. I am a firm believer in sending and receiving old-fashioned greeting cards by snail mail for almost every occasion, so I wanted a card for my British nephew who was about to take some important school exams.
There will be lot more cooking at the 15th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival this weekend than fried shrimp and gumbo. Thanks to the Boy Scout Troop 400 of Richmond Hill, visitors to J.F. Gregory Park this Friday through Sunday will also have the chance to get a taste of something sweet with their seafood.
The Savannah-based cover band Outlaw Gypsy performs throughout the Coastal Empire and is set to hit the stage at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in J.F. Gregory Park.
Oct. 18-20: Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival - Show up hungry because more than 30 vendors will be cooking up their favorite seafood dishes at J.F. Gregory Park. Guests will also enjoy live music from headliners Collective Soul, Drivin' N Cryin' and Chris Wallace as they take the stage Saturday night. Other local bands will perform throughout the weekend. Support local nonprofits, take a look at locally made arts and crafts and sample fresh seafood from ...
Oleander District of The Garden Club of Georgia Inc.'s 55th annual meeting, "By the Sea," will be held Oct. 22 at the Morgan Center on Jekyll Island.
If McCulloch Hoxie struggles with anything, it's sitting still.
Magdalena Breeson took her camera to the Pumpkin Patch last weekend.
Oct. 10-13: Tybee Island Pirate Festival - Get ready for some swashbuckling fun with live music, children's activities and a Pirate Victory Parade. Historically, Tybee Island has hosted the Pirate Festival every Columbus Day weekend, thrilling guests with costume contests and a complete transformation of the city into a bustling pirate village. The free parade is from 3-5 p.m. on Oct. 12. For a schedule of events and tickets information, visit tybeepiratefest.com. Oct. 10-12 ...
F or John McCosker, the hobby that once kept him out of trouble as a youngster is now a vital teaching tool for his two young sons.