Vernon Rushing has been fighting fires in Bryan County for more than 40 years.
Feb. 2: Historical lecture – The Richmond Hill Historical Society will host Laura and Meredith Devendorf, owners of Dunham Farms and creators of the Springfield Legacy Foundation, at 7 p.m. in the Richmond Hill Museum. The mother and daughter team will discuss the history of their land and the purpose of their foundation. The lecture is free to the public.
Hale Tea Company, a local purveyor of imported gourmet teas, can trace its roots all the way back to 1872, when it once stood as a tiny teashop on Drury Lane in London, England.
The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce has appointed longtime local businessman John Reynolds as the new president of its board of directors.
August Kroken began throwing her own pottery just two years ago. Now, with more than 500 pieces sold, she's expanded her hobby into a successful one-woman enterprise.
Teresa Coward, a realtor with Re/Max Accent, answers this week's questions:
Jan. 12: Reading to Nero – Children can read to trained therapy dogs at 4 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Public Library. The dogs provide children with a non-judgmental reading environment that helps them improve both confidence and reading skills.
Richmond Hill residents who are unsure what to do with their real Christmas trees from the holiday season can not only dispose of them properly, but can also help the city at the same time.
Kathy Salter is an artist of the 21st century. Using a combination of classical and computerized techniques, she transforms photographs into large-scale, interpretive paintings.
Bill Helms' life story reads like the plot of a Tom Clancy novel.
Linda and Vince Pinault's residence on Pelican Court in Piercefield Forest was recently named the Richmond Hill Garden Club's Yard of the Month award for December. In addition to their plaque, the Pinaults also received a gift certificate from Tim and Dave's Nursery.
Born and raised in Richmond Hill, Joe Pecenka has been
Off Broadway Dance Studio had a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house Friday. The new dance studio features two sprung dance floors. The studio's instructors want to give the dancers the best education, as well as help them develop character traits such as self-worth, self-confidence and team work skills. The photos were provided.
Sept. 17: Sept. 17: Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting – Radiant Skin Medical Spa, which specializes in laser hair removal, Sublative skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion, Botox and more, is having its grand opening and ribbon cutting from 5-8 p.m. The ribbon cutting begins at 5:30 p.m., located in the Speir Brogdom building in the Crossroads Center off Highway 17. Appetizers will be served and prizes will be given away throughout the evening.
It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt – or in this case, murdered. The Richmond Hill Community Theatre (RHCT), along with Molly MacPherson's Scottish Pub and Grill, are presenting an interactive dinner theater called "Mur-der, Medium-Rare" by Eileen Moushey. The production will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and again on Sept. 27
The rain didn't stop community members from stopping by the Richmond Hill Farmers Market last Tuesday to pick up fresh produce, homemade bread and other crafts. The Farmers Market is every Tuesday from 3-7 p.m., at J. F. Gregory Park. Tiffany Stroud captured some of the activity on her camera.
Sept. 12: Dance Studio Ribbon Cutting and Open House – Starting at 11 a.m., Off Broadway Dance Studio, located at 480 Edsel Drive Suite 200, will be having a ribbon cutting. Afterward, an open house with light refreshments will take place. The new dance studio will offer two sprung dance floors. For more information, call owner Susan Hayes at 312-2022.
It all began in high school. As drum major of the marching band his senior year at Richmond Hill High School, Travis Coles knew he enjoyed music. When he needed another elective to fulfill his high school requirements, Travis decided to try chorus.
Richmond Hill families have been enjoying time outside playing on the playground, walking their dogs and having picnics as the summer comes to an end. And Tiffany Stroud got their activities in photos.
Sept. 4: Tour of Bryan Neck Presbyterian Church and Manse – The Richmond Hill Historical Society is offering a tour of the historic Bryan Neck Presbyterian Church and Manse on Belfast Keller Road, where guests will be given a tour of the church, cemetery, manse and grounds with an overview of the history by local author and historian Buddy Sullivan. The tour is free for Historical Society members or $5 for non-members. The tour will take place at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.richmondhillhistoricalsociety.com or call 660-4113.
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