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:
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.
Dec. 14: Winter Muster at Fort McAllister - Celebrate the final battle of the Confederate troops from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fort McAllister. The battle will take place at 5 p.m. A self-guided tour will be held right after the battle at which time the visitors will view the destruction of war first hand. Admission is charged. Call 727-2339 for information.
After serving more than three decades as the park manager of a popular state historic park, retirement is a return to the simple things for Danny Brown - spending time with his family, connecting with his community and putting down some roots.
Church members sent in photos from Consumed Church's EPIC Thanksgiving Dinner. More than 100 people joined Consumed Church on Thanksgiving Day for its Engaging People in Community, or EPIC, Thanksgiving dinner. The food was provided by Consumer Groups, the small-group Bible study, and the United Way of Bryan County.
Dec. 6: Opening lighting ceremony & Chili Cook-Off - The city of Richmond Hill will kick off the season with the lighting of the holiday lights and sampling award-winning chili from local chefs from 6:30-9 p.m. in J.F. Gregory Park. Cook-off booths will be filled with chili chefs and craft vendors. Cash awards are given to the best-tasting chili in town. Enjoy a variety of food, entertainment and more.
Instead of shopping the Black Friday chaos this year, the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce is asking residents to think about shopping, playing and dining locally.
Paige Hewlett, herself a miltiary spouse, had her camera out Saturday when 1st Lt. Matt Dudley was welcomed from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan by his wife, Dhannon and their three boys, Isaac, Eli and Titus.
Nov. 30: The Nutcracker - Savannah Ballet Theatre presents Tchaikovsky's classic holiday ballet featuring area dancers as well as professionals at the Lucas theatre for the Arts in downtown Savannah. Show times are 2 and 8 p.m. The matinee show is $12 for general admission, and the evening show is $18-$38 for reserved seating only. For more information, call 912-525-5040 or visit www.lucastheatre.com.
As the holiday season draws near, the focus turns to the importance of family and community. And that's just what author, veteran and Bryan County native Carletha M. Oliver does as she uses her childhood and family memories as the historical basis to her soon-to-be-released novel, "Exceptional."
An outdoor movie brought out animal lovers who wanted to support the developing Bark park.
Nov. 21: Nutrition and fitness classes - The Goodwill Job Connection, located upstairs from the Goodwill Store in Richmond Hill at 9701 Ford Ave., will host a free nutrition and fitness classes from 11 a.m. to noon. Subjects covered include basic nutrition, fitness, stress management and goal setting. For more information, call 373-8432.
Matthew Freeman would be nearing his 34th birthday if he were here to see the hundreds of Richmond Hill friends and community members race in his memory on Saturday in the annual Capt. Matthew Freeman Memorial Run in WaterWays Township.
Virginia Wiedower, one of Matthew Freeman's sisters, answers some questions about her brother and the charity that was established in his honor after his death:
Nov. 15-16: Family camp-out - Before the weather really gets chilly, kids can join the family at Hunter Cattle Co. Farm for a weekend of camping, exploring and adventure. Guests to the Brooklet farm will enjoy a wagon-ride with the Hunter Cattle family at sunset on Friday, dinner under the barn, a moonlit walk through the grounds, campfire stories and s'mores and a big country breakfast on Saturday morning. Kids can choose to spend the night or hang out for just the day, but all tickets need to be purchased before the event. For ticket prices and more information, visit ...
A Christmas just isn't the same without a tree in the living room and presents from Santa. But the harsh reality is that many children everywhere, including in Richmond Hill and surrounding Bryan County, will go without this year due to family hardship and various other difficulties.
Julia Harrison took her camera out for the Run for Dana 5/K Run/Walk Nov. 2 fundraiser.