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?
Shirley Heagerty, owner and president of S and J Bookkeeping, faces the line up of questions this week:
Aug. 10: Common Threads – Get a jump-start on creating homemade gifts for the holidays by learning to knit or crochet. The Richmond Hill Public Library's Common Threads group meets each Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the goal of learning, fellowship and improving skills of knitters of all skill levels. You may also choose to donate your finished pieces to Project Linus or Warm Up America, which accept blankets and hats for the needy. For more information, call 756-3580.
To sit down with Jack Rodgers is to sit down with a man who knows his history and his heart.
Tally Kirkland, an interpretive ranger at Fort McAllister State Park, got to face this week's questions:
Aug. 3: Dog Wash benefit – Bring your dirty doggies out for a bath to benefit the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. Baths cost $5. Dog washers are volunteers from Avail Tattoo, and anyone bringing their dog for a bath can receive tattoo discounts as well. Dog wash will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Humane Society (7215 Sallie Mood Dr., Savannah). For more information, visit http://humanesocietySAV.org.
Since 2004, the Women's Business Alliance has been helping Richmond Hill's female business leaders and entrepreneurs to succeed, get more exposure for their businesses and network effectively.
Steve Scholar, director of planning and zoning for the city of Richmond Hill, faced this week's questions:
Two local businesses - the Richmond Hill branch of the Navy Federal Credit Union and the Richmond Hill City Center - along with several local individuals recently made donations to help give sets of books and matching plush toys to children in Gold Star Families who are a part of the Snowball Express.
Marion Neeley, assistant manager of Navy Federal Credit Union in Richmond Hill, faces the questions this week:
Jan. 23-24: Doo Wop and Rock Festival - Doo Wop and Rock is a two-day celebration of the good, old-time rock 'n' roll. The show features eight legendary rock 'n' roll artists from the 1950s and '60s, with four artists each night. The event will take place at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts in downtown Savannah. For more information and ticket pricing, go to www.festival15.com or call 525-5040.
Auditions soon will be under way. The Richmond Hill Community Theatre is looking for actors ages 7 and older to audition for the upcoming production of "The Wizard of Oz."
Emily Speer is an actress with the Richmond Hill Community Theatre. Here are a few of her thoughts:
Jan. 16: Spring Fashion Show - Magnolia Manor will present a Spring Fashion Show, sponsored by Bon Worth, to the community. Come see what's new for spring or volunteer to be a model for the show. The fashion show begins at 3 p.m. For more information or to participate, contact Julie Licavoli at 756-4300, ext. 101.
Local community members took down their holiday decorations and dropped off their live Christmas trees at J.F. Gregory Park to be recycled. The trees were put into a wood chipper to create mulch. Tiffany Stroud caught some of the action on her camera.
Upcoming events selected by Life on the Hill staff:
Richmond Hill resident Audrey Singleton, owner of the Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool, recently was recognized by the Georgia Child Care Association. For her 20 years of service to childhood education, fellow child-care facility owners who felt Singleton had made a commitment to the industry throughout the year nominated her for the honor.
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