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.
Fifty – that's the number of races Jacy Vergara has run in her lifetime, and she's still going strong.
Thousands of people from the surrounding area came out to the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival last weekend. The community enjoyed seafood, fried desserts, musical performances and carnival rides during the three-day event. Tiffany Stroud took her camera along to catch a little bit of the action.
Oct. 24: Fall Harvest Celebration - New Beginnings Community Church invites the community to an evening of fun with hayrides, hotdog roasting, face painting and games - all free to the public. The event will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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National Opera Week is just around the corner. To celebrate, Richmond Hill's newest senior-living community, the Suites at Station Exchange and Station Exchange at Home, are hosting an evening of food, wine and the vocal arts.
Oct. 17-19: Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival - The festival features coastal seafood vendors, arts and crafts booths and carnival rides. This year's entertainment includes the Blues Traveler, Swingin' Medallions, Jake Miller and more. For more information, call 756-3444 or go to www.goseafoodfestival.com or goseafood.net.
Richmond Hill resident Naomi Havens overcame devastating circumstances and now uses her story and experience to help others dealing with health issues similar to her own.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club hosted its annual Pumpkin Patch at J.F. Gregory Park Saturday, garnering what may have been the best turnout yet. Attendees bought pumpkins, mums, crafts and homemade baked goods while children played fall-themed games and were offered lollipops from the Pumpkin Fairy. Tiffany Stroud took these photos.
Oct. 9: Ruffled Feathers Boutique Ribbon Cutting - Ruffled Feathers Boutique, 2552 Highway 17, is having a grand opening and ribbon cutting from 1:30-2:30 p.m. There also will be a grand-opening sale and light refreshments. For more information, call 459-2252.
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