July 7: Harry Potter marathon – The Richmond Hill Public Library will present one Harry Potter film per day in sequence beginning on July 7 at 4 p.m. Activities such as house sorting and wand making will take place along with screenings. For a complete list of movies and show times, please stop by the library (9607 Ford Ave.) or call 756-3580.
Coast Guard Seaman Christina A. Traina, daughter of Paulette M. and Nick J. Traina of Richmond Hill, recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N. J., and was promoted to her present rank.
There's a new face at the Richmond Hill – Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, and it may be a familiar one to many.
Leah Costlow, assistant manager of the Richmond Hill Public Library, agreed to answer this week's questions:
June 29: Story time performance – The Richmond Hill Public Library presents "storymaker" Sean Driscoll for a 2 p.m. performance at First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill (9184 Ford Ave.). Driscoll's story time performances include animation, puppets, magic, music, and audience participation. For more information, please call the library at 756-3580.
Housed in the little white building on the corner of Ford Avenue and Timber Trail, which many of us likely pass in our daily travels, are the vestiges of our collective local history.
Families were recently spotted out in Richmond Hill's J.F. Gregory Park having funin the sun.
June 15: J'miah Nabawi performance – Richmond Hill Public Library presents story time performer J'miah Nabawi as part of its "One World, Many Stories" summer programming. Nabawi makes use of instruments, physical movement, colorful fabrics and voices to bring story time to life. Performance is free and will take place at 2 p.m. at the library. Please call 756-3580 for more information.
Members of the Richmond Hill Senior Center shake their stuff during a recent Movin' and Groovin' class. The class, held each Monday and Wednesday, is taught by Janet Taulbee and includes chair exercises and line dances, such as the bus stop, the Charleston, the Macarena and the bop.
Krysta Rohde, 22, of Richmond Hill has always loved sailing and the water.
William E. Collins, coordinator for the Bryan County Drug Free Coalition, stepped up to answer this week's questions:
June 10: RHBC Chamber Golf Outing – Join the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce for their second annual Golf Outing at Sterling Links Golf Club. Cost is $300 per team, and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, beverages and one mulligan per person. Pre-registration is required. Visit www.rhbcchamber.org or call 756-3444 to sign up and learn more.
It's that time of year again! School is out and summer is on its way.
Plantation Lumber hosted a Business After Hours event on May 26. The public was invited to tour the store and facilities, enjoy lowcountry boil and other refreshments, and play games.
June 2: Richmond Hill Historical Society meeting – Writer and producer Arcelious Daniels presents a screening of the award-winning documentary "Stubborn as a Mule," about the "40 acres and a mule" reparations made to freed slaves after the Civil War at this month's meeting. Screening will begin at 7 p.m. at the museum (corner of Ford Ave. and Timber Trail) and there will be a question and answer session with the directors afterwards. For more information, call 756-3697.
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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