Feb. 22-24: Springtime Made in the South – Check out the unique crafts and art created by Southern artisans at the 2013 Springtime Made in the South show at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The show will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission costs $7. To learn more, visit www.madeinthesouthshows.com.
Nothing says Valentine's Day like chocolate. And nobody does chocolate like All Things Chocolate & More in Richmond Hill.
Feb. 14: Spanish story time – Join Spanish instructor Cheyenne Kozaily at 10:30 a.m. at the Richmond Hill Public Library for a free 30-minute Spanish story time. All ages are welcome, though the program is geared towards children under 5. For more information, call 756-3580.
Dominick "Scott" Ricellei, co-owner of All Things Chocolate & More, got to answer the questions this week:
It's been 50 years since the Beatles first stepped foot on American soil, and the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill recreated the experience Saturday at its British-themed fundraiser.
Larry Barker, president-elect of the Richmond Hill Rotary Club, answers the questions this week:
Jan. 31: Spanish story time – Join Spanish instructor Cheyenne Kozaily at 10:30 a.m. at the Richmond Hill Public Library for a free 30-minute Spanish story time. All ages are welcome, though the program is geared toward children under 5. For more information, call 756-3580.
Ramblin' man Gregg Allman might have set down roots in Richmond Hill, but he's a long way from settling down.
With less than a month to go before the Savannah Book Festival kicks off, one Richmond Hill book club is getting a sneak peek from the festival's secretary and board member Lesley Francis tonight at 7 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Public Library.
Carole Anne Yarley, assistant librarian at Richmond Hill Public Library, faces the questions this week:
Jan. 23-27: Circus – Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will perform at the Savannah Civic Center in downtown Savannah. Tickets start at $20. For more information and a complete list of show times, visit www.ringling.com.
Twice a week, South Bryan Recreation Director Kay Green puts on her dancing shoes and cranks up the country music.
This week, Kay Green, recreation director for South Bryan County Recreation, answers the questions:
Jan. 17: Running clinic – Two-time Air Force marathon winner and director of the Natural Running Center Dr. Mark Cucuzella will meet with runners at 6:30 p.m. at Georgia Game Changers Running Co. in Richmond Hill. Reservations are encouraged. For more information, call 445-2163.
To help South Bryan residents commit to a healthier lifestyle in 2013, Georgia Game Changers Running Company has teamed up with the Richmond Hill High School JROTC program and WaterWays Township to host the inaugural Resolution Runz on Jan. 19 at WaterWays.
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.