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:
July 17: GSU story time – A troupe of educators from Georgia Southern University will present an educational story time performance, including live animals, at First Baptist Church Richmond Hill (9184 Ford Ave.) at 2 p.m. Event is sponsored by Richmond Hill Public Library as part of their Summer Reading Program. For more information, call 756-3580.
When someone hails from Nashville, Tenn., it's a safe bet that they've got music in their blood.
Tammy Collins, athletic training for Richmond Hill High School, faces this week's questions:
July 20: Story time performance – As another installment in their Summer Reading Program, Richmond Hill Public Library presents a performance by Chad Crews. Crews, a former middle and high school educator, uses magic, characters and more to inspire children to read. Performance will take place at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church Richmond Hill (9184 Ford Ave.). To learn more about Crews, visit www.chadcrewsmagic.com. Call the library at 756-3580 for program details.
Living along the Georgia coast has provided ample inspiration for marine life artist Phil Church.
Julie Licavoli, admissions director at Magnolia Manor, got to answer this week's questions:
July 13: Story time performance – The Richmond Hill Public Library presents a performance by storyteller "Granny P," who gets into character with a number of costumes and performs songs, magic tricks and more. Story time will take place at First Baptist Church Richmond Hill (9184 Ford Ave.) at 2 p.m. and is free of charge. Please call the library (756-3580) for more information.
It's 9:10 on Thursday morning and a group of 22 children has assembled in a large, airy room at Fort McAllister State Historic Park.
The Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce recent Business After Hours was hosted by Firefly Lighting, Flooring and Design and gave people a chance to get together to talk business and socialize.
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.
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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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