Richmond Hill High School senior Joshua Porter has been named 2011 STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) Student for the Bryan County Schools system.
Bryan County Commissioner Carter Infinger,who represents District 4, faced this week's barrage of questions:
March 9: Arts on the Coast Exhibit – Arts on the Coast presents an art exhibit, hosted by Merrill Lynch (7414 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah), throughout the month of March. Free and open to the public, original artwork by local artists can be viewed during business hours (M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). To learn more, contact Sue Vertullo at 665-1025.
When her California neighbors lost their beloved family dog to a house fire in 1989, Camy Thumwood thought about her own pets - three cats she considered part of her family - and what might happen to them in a similar circumstance.
Wendy Sims, director of Bryan County Family Connection, answers this week's line up of questions:
March 3: Richmond Hill Historical Society meeting – At the society's March meeting, Rand Tuttle will speak on the "Life of a Slave." All are welcome to attend this free presentation, which will take place at 7 p.m. at the museum. For details or directions, please call 756-3697.
Do any of us really know what it means to take life's "lemons" and "make lemonade" anymore? We hear the well-meaning proverb so often, we barely give it a second thought.
George Washington Carver Elementary School Principal Crystal Morales lists her likes and dislikes in this week's Proust questionnaire:
St. Anne's Catholic Church hosted a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Friday evening for Richmond Hill resident Dylan Moore, 9, who is battling leukemia. Approximately 500 tickets and to-go meals were pre-ordered, with more purchased at the door. All proceeds will help Dylan's family with medical expenses.
Feb. 24: "Picasso for a Night" painting class – Unleash your inner artist as you paint "The Blue Crab" with step-by-step instruction from artist Carol Hartley. All supplies are included in $45 fee. Class will be held at 6:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth's Parish Hall. For details and to register, call 659-0098.
On Saturday, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill hosted a "Grease" Valentine Prom fundraiser. Attendees enjoyed '50s themed dinner, music and dancing, as well as live and silent auctions to benefit charitable organizations.
In 1962, the Cold War reached new and dangerous heights with the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Feb. 16: Story time – Richmond Hill Public Library hosts this reading program for children ages 3-5 (must be accompanied by parent or guardian), during which they are read picture books. Story time begins at 1:30 p.m. For additional information, please call 756-3580.
More than 40 people visited the Richmond Hill Museum for free on Sunday, enjoying guided tours through exhibits and a lecture by local historian Buddy Sullivan.
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill has made donations to help the community.
Valerie's future looked bleak in 2003, when she was placed in an orphanage in the Fuling province of China at just four months after being born. Now 10 years old, her photo shows a girl with silky black hair and doe eyes, but aside from her physical appearance, her mother, Christine Meade, knows very little about her.
Magda Bresson took her camera to the recent back-to-school rally at the Savannah Civic Center.
Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Savannah Riverfront Labor Day Weekend Ultimate Tailgate - Ready for some football? Bring a chair to Rousakis Plaza in downtown Savannah and watch multiple college games in front of three large inflatable screens. The Arbor Stage will feature a 15-foot screen in addition to two 10-foot screens at each end of the plaza. The event is free and there will be tailgate games, food vendors, ice cold beverages and First Saturday arts and crafts vendors.
There was once a time in Sandra Elliot's life when running - her favorite form of exercise - was nearly impossible due to numbing pain in her legs and back. She underwent back surgery in 2006 following her service in the Army but said she still felt helpless and defeated by the immobilizing pain that kept her from doing the things she loved.
Come along with Magdalena Bresson's camera to the Topo Athletics 5K and 10K Trek.
Aug. 17: The Color Run - Racers from all over the coastal empire and beyond will line up in Savannah's Forsyth Park for a very colorful 5k run. Runners start the race at 8 a.m. wearing white and finish wearing the colors that have been thrown on them throughout the race. The cost is $45 per solo runner and $40 for runners competing in teams. A portion of the proceeds benefit Horizons programming at Savannah Country Day School and Bethesda Academy. To register or find more information, visit thecolorrun.com/savannah-2.