In the early years of the Cold War, the CIA and the British Secret Intelligence Service came up with a plan to tap into Soviet military communication.
Nearly 150 children broke out their fishing poles and tackle Aug. 27 to compete in the annual Bryan County Bass Masters Kids Fishing Tournament at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.
Sept. 8: "Disappearing Lifestyles on Bryan Neck" Art Show – The Richmond Hill Historical Society will host an art show and reception at the Richmond Hill Museum starting at 6:30 p.m. View original artwork by local artists, featuring the people, places and events that have helped define our city and county. Refreshments will be served. The Bailey Carpenter Barbershop building also will be open for viewing during the event. Please call 756-3697 to learn more.
Cynda Schneider has traveled to 60 countries. She is 22 years old.
Heather Walker, director of the Richmond Hill Teen Center, faces this week's lineup of questions:
Sept. 2: Savannah Craft Brew Fest – Take your pick of over 150 craft beers to sample and learn about the art of craft brewing at this three-day festival. The event, which will take place at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center (Hutchinson Island) will also feature a golf tournament, oyster roast, seminars, fireworks, dessert party and more. Tickets cost $25-$75. For details, visit www.savannahcraftbrewfest.com.
American Legion Post 27 Commander Bill Helms is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He proudly served his country in the Air Force, and now, he proudly serves his fellow veterans.
Dr. Daniel Kiene, director of bands and 2011-12 teacher of the year at Richmond Hill High School, answers this week's questions:
As regular readers of this column will know, I love America and I really love living in this community. However, when my husband and I were looking at which part of the U.S. to make our home, there were some aspects of the natural world here that frankly terrified me.
Olivia Melvin, a former basketball player at Bryan County High School and now on the team at the College of Coastal Georgia, participated Saturday in a team community service project with Habitat for Humanity in Brunswick.
Aug. 25: Dolphin program – Visit the Richmond Hill Historical Museum at 7 p.m. for a special program hosted by The Dolphin Project. Learn about the bottlenose dolphin and how you can get involved with researching and protecting them. People of all ages, regardless of experience, are welcome to attend and learn how to become a trained team member. Research workshop will follow the program. For more information, go to www.thedolphinproject.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Peach Hubbard at 657-3927.
Getting a drivers license can be a thrilling, liberating experience for teens. It can also be a challenging one, as they learn not only to navigate a vehicle, but the laws and responsibilities that go along with it.
Kelly Wood, activities director at Magnolia Manor on the Coast, got to face this this week's questions:
Aug. 19: Military Spouses' Night Out – First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill invites all military spouses, whether or not they are parishioners and whether or not their spouse is deployed, to an evening of dinner, entertainment, inspiration and fellowship. The event is free and childcare will be provided. Space is limited, so call the church office (756-2196) for reservations.
Did you know that there's a place in Richmond Hill where teens can hang out, meet new friends, do homework, and play video games, pool, foosball, ping pong or piano, all for free and under adult supervision?
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.
Community members came to the Richmond Hill Farmers Market to buy fresh produce, homemade breads and other crafts. The Farmers Market is every Tuesday from 3-7 p.m., at J.F. Gregory Park.
Richmond Hill is a city known for its fun events for the whole family. Thursday is no exception.
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