April 14: Bryan Animal Caregivers meeting – Join this local non-profit, which helps to provide low-cost spaying and neutering for cats and dogs, at their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Richmond Hill Public Library to learn how you can get involved. Volunteers are needed to answer phones, help out at fundraising events and more. For more information, visit www.bryanac.org.
Fifth-grader Justin "Jet" Jeffery and his father, Maj. John F. Jeffery of the U.S. Army, have collaborated in a unique service effort.
Kermit Griffin, director and executive chef at Richmond Hill City Center, got to answer this week's questions:
April 7: Richmond Hill Historical Society meeting – Learn about Civil War-era Savannah at this month's meeting with a presentation by author Barry Sheehy and historian Laurie Ross. Meeting is free and open to the public, and will take place at the museum at 7 p.m. For more information, please call 756-3697.
Sometimes, when life gets difficult, we get by with a little help from our friends.
Magnolia Manor hosted its "Hot Rods and Cool Cats" event on Saturday, featuring classic cars and activities for the whole family.
April 1-2: Relay for Life – Support those with cancer and raise awareness and funds to fight it at Relay for Life of Richmond Hill. The 24 hour event, which will feature food, games and more, will take place from 7 p.m. April 1 to 7 a.m. April 2 at J.F. Gregory Park. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. For more information, call Jessica Seagle at 355-5196.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club chose this yard at 45 Dunham Marsh Parkway as its Yard of the Month for March. The landscaping was designed and planted by owners Derek and Amanda Pommerenck, who received a donated gift certificate to Tim and Dave's Nursery.
On Saturday morning, the front lot of Coastal Community Christian Church was flooded with volunteers, cars, water and suds.
Karen Rogers, president of Bryan Animal Caregivers, faces this week's probing questions:
March 24: "Picasso for a Night" – Learning to paint can be fun with these classes hosted by artist, Carol Hartley. Paint "Marsh View with Sailboats" (see photo) with step-by-step instruction. Class takes place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Parish Hall (16491 Hwy. 144 East). For details or to register, visit www.picassoforanight.com or call 659-0098.
It's just after 8 a.m. on a Monday at George Washington Carver Elementary School.
Local youngsters took to the fields last weekend for some T-ball fun in the sun.
March 17: St. Patrick's Day Parade – Savannah's legendary parade begins at 10 a.m. and will wind its way down Abercorn, Bay and Bull streets. For detailed information, visit www.savannahsaintpatricksday.com.
Richmond Hill High School senior Joshua Porter has been named 2011 STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) Student for the Bryan County Schools system.
As an 11 year-old, Richmond Hill resident Maggie Batson has already discovered many life experiences – starting a business, acting in a movie and now being featured in a national magazine.
Richmond Hill High School football fans and band members traveled to Camden County on Saturday for a preseason football scrimmage between the Wildcats and Camden County High School. The regular season starts Sept. 5 for RHHS. Bryan Browning brought his camera along to show the spirit of Wildcat fans and spirit teams.
Aug. 20: AWANA Program – New Beginnings Community Church invites children ages 4 years-old up to fifth grade to their AWANA program. The fun, scripturally based program starts at 6:30 p.m., and takes place every Wednesday night. Participants can register at the church or online at www.nbcchurch.com.
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.
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