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.
What began as a small, traditional soup kitchen in 2003 has become an efficient, interfaith meal-delivery ministry that provides hot meals to more than 300 disadvantaged Richmond Hill residents each week.
Members of Girl Scouts Junior Troop 30370, part of the Cedar Service Unit in Richmond Hill, stopped by the Bryan County Service Center in Richmond Hill on Monday to help Bryan County Family Connection Director Wendy Sims sort through and bag Christmas gifts for less fortunate local families as part of the Bryan County Children's Fund. The Girl Scouts also donated various gifts to the cause.
Marine Corps Pvt. Christopher L. Kelley, son of Army Staff Sgt. Jeru C. Kelley of Richmond Hill, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.
Mary Beth Arocho, left, and Ariana Page serve as weights for a member of the touring evangelical strongman performance group Team Impact during a recent stop at Richmond Hill Elementary School during its bullying awareness program.
1. What do you feel is your greatest achievement?
On a foggy winter morning in Midway, Bill Eberlein dons a thick neoprene wetsuit and an oxygen tank and slips into one of the murky waterways that snakes around Colonels Island.
With less than three weeks left in the holiday shopping season, it's time to make the gift list and check it twice.
Nine local homes and buildings will deck their halls and open their doors from 1-5 p.m. Sunday as part of the Richmond Hill 2011 Holiday Tour of Homes.
1. What do you feel is your greatest achievement?
More than 200 people attended the inaugural Taste of Richmond Hill Business After Hours Thursday at the Richmond Hill City Center.
With the approach of "the holidays," I am planning my annual cooking and entertaining frenzy. Now, I love to cook but I was not prepared for the level of confusion I experienced in the kitchen and grocery stores when we first moved here.
As an 11 year-old, Richmond Hill resident Maggie Batson has already discovered many life experiences – starting a business, acting in a movie and now being featured in a national magazine.
Richmond Hill High School football fans and band members traveled to Camden County on Saturday for a preseason football scrimmage between the Wildcats and Camden County High School. The regular season starts Sept. 5 for RHHS. Bryan Browning brought his camera along to show the spirit of Wildcat fans and spirit teams.
Aug. 20: AWANA Program – New Beginnings Community Church invites children ages 4 years-old up to fifth grade to their AWANA program. The fun, scripturally based program starts at 6:30 p.m., and takes place every Wednesday night. Participants can register at the church or online at www.nbcchurch.com.
The boys of fall are at it again. South Bryan County Recreation Department football got under way recently with tryouts, and hundreds of kids showed up to show coaches what they can do. The season begins soon for various age groups who will compete for local and state glory, the latter through the auspices of the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association district and state playoffs.
The trip was canceled, but that didn't stop Logan Pope from getting to Africa.
AUG. 15-16: 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 a lawn chair. Visit the The Ice Cream Stop's Facebook page for more information.
Bryan County offers three opportunities for community members to receive their GED through free classes offered at the Pembroke and Richmond Hill Public Libraries, as well as the Goodwill in Richmond Hill. Instructor Rick Smith said these classes give the community the education and credentials needed to find college or career opportunities.
The community came out to J.F. Gregory Park last Saturday for the National Night Out event sponsored by the City of Richmond Hill and the Richmond Hill Police Department. The event included live music, free food and games for children, as well as vendors. Taylor Carpenter attended with her camera to document some of the fun.
Aug. 7: Lunch Bunch Club - The Richmond Hill City Center will kick off its Thursday Lunch Bunch Club from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The event includes a $15 lunch buffet prepared by the center's executive chef. This event is by reservation only. The event will take place every Thursday, and seating is limited. To make a reservation or receive more information, call 445-0043 or visit www.richmondhillcitycenter.com.
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