It's that time of year again! School is out and summer is on its way.
Plantation Lumber hosted a Business After Hours event on May 26. The public was invited to tour the store and facilities, enjoy lowcountry boil and other refreshments, and play games.
June 2: Richmond Hill Historical Society meeting – Writer and producer Arcelious Daniels presents a screening of the award-winning documentary "Stubborn as a Mule," about the "40 acres and a mule" reparations made to freed slaves after the Civil War at this month's meeting. Screening will begin at 7 p.m. at the museum (corner of Ford Ave. and Timber Trail) and there will be a question and answer session with the directors afterwards. For more information, call 756-3697.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club recently held its spring luncheon at the home of Frances Meeks on the beautiful Fancy Farm, where new club officers were installed.
Two Fort Stewart soldiers brought home gold and silver medals after competing against similarly determined paralympians from the Army, Navy/Coast Guard, Air Force, Marines and Special Forces in the Warrior Games on May 16-21 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
In the wake of last month's devastating tornados that ravaged parts of Alabama and Georgia, some groups in the community have joined in the relief effort.
Lisa Ripa, owner and instructor at Awakening Yoga Studio, is the focus this week of the Proust questionnaire:
May 18: Capt. Matthew Freeman memorial blood drive – Richmond Hill United Methodist Church (9050 Ford Ave.) hosts a blood drive from 2-7 p.m. in honor of Matthew Freeman. The event will also serve as a collection for school supplies to benefit The Matthew Freeman Project: Pens and Paper for Peace. For more information, visit www.freemanproject.org.
Army National Guard Pfc. Michael Barker recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
I have just returned from a six-day driving vacation (I am trying to remember to say vacation instead of holiday) up to Virginia.
When Richmond Hill Middle School English and Language Arts teacher Missy York received a grant to purchase Kindles for her classroom in December, she knew they would change the way her students read.
Richmond Hill English teacher and soccer coach Steve Kollman answers this week's list of question:
May 11: Davenport House Curator's Tour – Experience collections and areas normally off-limits to visitors in this guided tour of the historic Savannah home. Tour begins at 4:30 p.m. and costs $15 per person. For directions and details, visit www.davenporthousemuseum.org.
Arika Johnson believes that everything happens for a reason.
Fifth-graders in Mrs. Smith's class at G. W. Carver Elementary School held a "tea" in honor of the royal wedding.
It's opening. After years of fundraising and months of construction, the Bryan County Bark Park is officially opening with a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the new facility in DeVaul Henderson Park.
Wendy Bolton, president of the Bryan County Bark Park project, answers questions about the park, which is set to open next week:
Oct. 31-Nov. 1: 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 Ice Cream Stop's Facebook page for more information.
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.
Q: How long have you lived in Richmond Hill?
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.
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