Richmond Hill United Methodist Church is gearing up for its legendary Bar-B-Q, Bazaar and Silent Auction set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19 at the church, 9050 Ford Ave.
Daniel Gonzales' military career began New Year's Eve 1947. He was returning home after quitting his job at an automobile dealership in Denver, Colo., when a poster in a window caught his eye.
Bill Helms, commander of American Legion Post 27, faces this week's questions:
Nov. 10: Reading to Nero – Join Nero and his fellow canine companions, Mako and Scout from 4-5 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Public Library. The trained and certified therapy dogs help children further their reading skills and build confidence. Call 756-3580 for more details.
Alex Jordan Kohler earned the rank of Eagle Scout on Oct. 23.
Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Victor D. Young and several crew members aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dallas recently returned from a narcotics patrol in the western Caribbean.
There's a new organization in Richmond Hill aimed at helping cancer patients and their families who wish to pursue alternative therapies afford treatment.
Marianne Izzo, secretary of the Richmond Hill Historical Society, lined up against this week's list of questions:
Oct. 26: Halloween Story Day – Fort Stewart's George P. Hays Library invites children 12 and under to dress in their costumes for an afternoon of Halloween-themed stories and crafts from 4-5 p.m. There is no charge. For more information, call 767-2828.
One local group had a bright debut at the Richmond Hill Farmers Market last Tuesday.
Patricia Harper Mathews, an art teacher, at Richmond Hill Elementary School, took on this week's list of questions:
Oct. 20: Reading to dogs – Mako, Nero and Scout, certified therapy dogs, will be all ears at the Richmond Hill Public Library from 4-5 p.m. each Thursday. Children can practice their reading and language skills by reading to the dogs, who act as a non-judgmental, comforting audience. Please call 756-3580 for details.
There are some friendly, furry faces joining Nero the therapy dog for the "Reading to Dogs" program at the Richmond Hill Public Library.
The Willis family, owners of All Things Chocolate & More, got to face the questionst his week:
Oct. 13: United Way fundraiser: Bonaventure Cemetery After Hours – Think cemetery serenity, twilight, and after-dark storytelling! From 5-8 p.m., learn the history of this 250 year-old Savannah plantation-turned-cemetery and meet some of its "residents." Cost is $30 for adults or $25 for children 12 and under. Call 816-4460 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.
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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