Vernon Rushing has been fighting fires in Bryan County for more than 40 years.
Feb. 2: Historical lecture – The Richmond Hill Historical Society will host Laura and Meredith Devendorf, owners of Dunham Farms and creators of the Springfield Legacy Foundation, at 7 p.m. in the Richmond Hill Museum. The mother and daughter team will discuss the history of their land and the purpose of their foundation. The lecture is free to the public.
Hale Tea Company, a local purveyor of imported gourmet teas, can trace its roots all the way back to 1872, when it once stood as a tiny teashop on Drury Lane in London, England.
The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce has appointed longtime local businessman John Reynolds as the new president of its board of directors.
August Kroken began throwing her own pottery just two years ago. Now, with more than 500 pieces sold, she's expanded her hobby into a successful one-woman enterprise.
Teresa Coward, a realtor with Re/Max Accent, answers this week's questions:
Jan. 12: Reading to Nero – Children can read to trained therapy dogs at 4 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Public Library. The dogs provide children with a non-judgmental reading environment that helps them improve both confidence and reading skills.
Richmond Hill residents who are unsure what to do with their real Christmas trees from the holiday season can not only dispose of them properly, but can also help the city at the same time.
Kathy Salter is an artist of the 21st century. Using a combination of classical and computerized techniques, she transforms photographs into large-scale, interpretive paintings.
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.
Life in Bryan County is full of community events and interesting people, but those who just need to get away from life's hustle and bustle and enjoy some quiet time in nature are in luck. The Ogeechee River is just the place for peace and relaxation, and local organization Ogeechee Riverkeeper is keeping watch to make sure it remains so.
The Richmond Hill City Center hosted High Tea on the Hill for ladies of the community on Feb. 18 to benefit Pay It Forward Foundation of Bryan County, which is headed by Dana Lewis and helps the less fortunate. The event featured hot tea, soup, quiche, sandwiches, fruit, yogurt, scones and a variety of desserts. Hollie Moore Barnidge brought her camera along to document the event.
Feb. 26-March 5: Have fun and get fit - from 10:30 a.m.-noon every Tuesday and Thursday at the South Bryan Recreation Department Gym on Timber Trail.
A large pine tree in front of the Richmond Hill Public Library currently is wrapped in colorful swathes of knitted fabric - the subject of a recent "yarn-bombing" by the Common Threads knitting group. Leaders of the group said the bombing was meant to bring recognition to Common Threads and to let everyone involved have a little creative fun.
Saturday's Richmond Hill Rotary Club fundraising party featuring the Abba Girlz has been called a success and inspired area residents to pay tribute to the 1970s-80s with how they dressed. Rachael Hartman was on hand with her camera.
Feb. 24, 26, 26: SBCR Get Fit and Have Fun - From 10:30 a.m.-noon every Tuesday and Thursday, Get Fit and Have Fun at the Rec Gym on Timber Trail.
Feb. 12, 17 and 19: SBCR Get Fit and Have Fun - Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m.-noon, Get Fit and Have Fun at the Rec Gym on Timber Trail.
Rachael Hartman took her camera to the Richmond Hill High School Talent Show to capture some of the faces in the audience:
Aerial intelligence is here to stay, according to Kevan Stone, a Richmond Hill resident who works with Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) as a military contractor.
Get Lou Gambill, owner of My Grandfather's Place Family Barber Salon in Richmond Hill, to start talking and he's happy to have an audience to listen as he delves into his grandfather's world - a world full of Italian culture and barbering at Baltimore Harbor in the early to mid-1900s.
Auditions for the Richmond Hill Community Theatre production of "The Wizard of Oz," which will be performed May 1 and 2, were last weekend. Here are three people who sought parts:
Feb. 5: Mobile food pantry - The United Way will have its mobile-food pantry for emergency food relief from 10 a.m.-noon at J.F. Gregory Park.
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