Firefighters with the Richmond Hill Fire Department stood outside Love's Truck Stop, Kroger and Food Lion for three days last week to collect donations for the nonprofit Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. The GFBF provides fire safety and prevention education, supports medical facilities and assists burn survivors in their recovery. Tiffany Stroud took her camera along to document the event.
June 5: Historical Society Lecture Series - The Richmond Hill Historical Society's monthly lecture is back from 7-9 p.m. at the Richmond Hill History Museum. This month's guest speaker is Bob Fennel, who will talk about his mother's book, "Little Did I Know," about her days working with Henry Ford. The lecture is free to the public, though donations are welcome. For more information, visit www.richmonhilhistoricalsociety.com or call 756-3697.
School's out for the summer, but that doesn't mean students should put down the books.
Around 400 Richmond Hill High School students became graduates Saturday during the school's graduation ceremony at Savannah State University Tiger Arena. The class of 2014 includes 94 honor graduates and earned academic and athletic scholarships worth more than $6 million. Taylor Carpenter took along a camera to document the ceremony.
May 31: Pigs in the Park BBQ and Music Festival - The community is invited to the second annual Pigs in the Park BBQ and Music Festival at the Georgia Veterans State Park in Cordele. The event benefits the Donnie Haralson Scholarship Fund and is an all-day event with arts and crafts vendors, multiple music stages, food and fun. The event starts at 9 a.m., and parking is $5. For more information, call 229-276-1004.
Crawfish and leaches.
Families enjoyed the beautiful weather outside Saturday as they gathered at The Ice Cream Stop for the showing of the movie "The Pirate Fairy." The Ice Cream Stop plays a free movie for the community every week. See what's showing week to week by checking its Facebook page. Tiffany Stroud took her camera to last week's showing and captured these images.
May 17: Old Fort Jackson's 206th Birthday Celebration – The community is invited to attend the birthday celebration from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Old Fort Jackson in Savannah. The event includes a dress up station where children can wear historic outfits, a three-person slingshot activity and Savannah Children's Museum's big blue blocks. Attendees can sing "Happy Birthday" and eat cupcakes at 3:30 p.m. to end the festivities. Regular admission pricing applies. For more information, call 232-3945.
One eighth-grader at Richmond Hill Middle School wants to work in a combination of ministry and government when he grows up.
More than 100 dog lovers gathered last week at the Richmond Hill City Center to celebrate their canine pals and raise funds for county's first dog park during the Bryan County Bark Park's second annual Wine and Cheese Fundraiser. Park organizers raised more than $14,000 through ticket sales, sponsorships, auction bids, drink sales and more. Julia Harrison took her camera along to document the event.
May 10: Savannah Animal Care Clinic Open House – From 1:30-4 p.m., the Savannah Animal Care Clinic is having an open house at its downtown location on Bryan Street for families and their furry friends. The event's purpose is to raise awareness and funds for the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. Attendees are asked to bring a donation in cash or kind (such as dog or cat food) for the HSGS. Guests can meet the doctors and staff and view a tour of the clinic. Heavy hors d'ouerves and nonalcoholic beverages will be served. A prize drawing ...
It's the start of a tradition. The first Savannah Promise Walk for Preeclampsia will be Saturday at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill, and the public is invited to attend. The 5k walk/run will include food, music and fun for the whole family.
Kingdom Life Christian Fellowships' Ladies of Life Women's Ministry celebrated women and girls at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center Friday with a red carpet photo opportunity, sit down dinner and guest speakers. Miranda Osborn was on hand with her camera to document the event.
May 1: Historical Society Lecture Series - The Richmond Hill Historical Society's monthly lecture is back from 7-9 p.m. at the Richmond Hill History Museum. This month's guest speaker is Vivian Macks, who will talk on Henry Ford, the innovator, industrialist and farmer who turned his mechanical interests into a global company that changed the world - and made a mark on Richmond Hill. The lecture is free to the public, though donations are welcome. For more information, visit www.richmonhilhistoricalsociety.com or call 756-3697.
Dog lovers unite.
Kristen Marshal has lived in Richmond Hill for almost her entire life. She has grown up in the Richmond Hill school system. But for her last year of high school, Marshal decided to do her schooling online so she could move to Atlanta.
The cold temperatures didn't stop the Richmond Hill Farmers' Market Tuesday. People bundled up and sold their vegetables, baked goods and other goodies. Tiffany Stroud but on her coat, grabbed her camera and joined the fun. Next Tuesday is the last Farmers' Market of the year.
Nov. 21-22: Movie Night Under the Stars - The Ice Cream Stop in Richmond Hill invites the community to a free family fun night of movie watching under the stars. Friday evening's showing will be a PG-rated movie, and Saturday night's movie will be rated G. The movies will begin at dusk. Guests are asked to bring lawn chairs. Visit the The Ice Cream Stop's Facebook page for more information.
Sven McCaskill is a sophomore at Richmond Hill High School who thinks of his own clothing style as preppy. But he was tired of paying so much for just one shirt at his favorite stores.
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Nov. 14: Historic Savannah Foundation Candlelight Home Tour - As part of the 2014 National Preservation Conference, the Historic Savannah Foundation presents the 2014 Candlelight Home Tour. The tour of private residences in the Columbia, Warren and Washington Wards will feature the impacts of good infill, rehabilitation and collaborative planning. The event will take place from 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the Columbia Square in Savannah. The cost is $45. For more information, contact Terri O'Neil at terri.myhsf.org.
Weddings, conferences, corporate meetings, social functions, fundraisers and parties – the Richmond Hill City Center hosts them all. But it's not just about events. Richmond Hill City Center General Manager Beverly Cosmann said the City Center's goal is to support the community, including its charitable organizations.
Kids of all ages dressed up in their best costumes last week to trick-or-treat around various neighborhoods to celebrate Halloween and gather loads of candy. Tiffany Stroud took her camera along.
Nov.6: Richmond Hill Historical Society Lecture - The Richmond Hill Historical Society will kick off the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the siege of Fort McAllister with its November lecture. A historic interpreter will take guests through the details of the final assault of Fort McAllister, "Guardian of Savannah," which allowed General Sherman to resupply his troops and take Savannah in 1864. Guests are invited to the barracks at Fort McAllister at 7 p.m. for a cup of cider and the fireside program. Cost is free for members and $5 for non-members.
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