There was once a time in Sandra Elliot's life when running - her favorite form of exercise - was nearly impossible due to numbing pain in her legs and back. She underwent back surgery in 2006 following her service in the Army but said she still felt helpless and defeated by the immobilizing pain that kept her from doing the things she loved.
Come along with Magdalena Bresson's camera to the Topo Athletics 5K and 10K Trek.
Aug. 17: The Color Run - Racers from all over the coastal empire and beyond will line up in Savannah's Forsyth Park for a very colorful 5k run. Runners start the race at 8 a.m. wearing white and finish wearing the colors that have been thrown on them throughout the race. The cost is $45 per solo runner and $40 for runners competing in teams. A portion of the proceeds benefit Horizons programming at Savannah Country Day School and Bethesda Academy. To register or find more information, visit thecolorrun.com/savannah-2.
At a time in their lives when most high school graduates laze away the summer, waiting for college, John Garrett McGuire received the worst news of his life.
Magdalena Breeson took her camera to the Richmond Hill Farmers Market last week:
Aug. 10: Pembroke's National Night Out - In partnership with the Pembroke Police Department, the Pembroke Fire Department, the Bryan County Drug-Free Coalition, Bryan County Emergency Services and the Downtown Development Authority of Pembroke, the city of Pembroke is hosting its annual Night Out. Guests will enjoy hot dogs and refreshments will visiting safety displays, informational booths and a unity walk. Kids should like the dunk tank and bounce house. Special guests KIX96, I-95 and 102.1 Sports Radio will also be present. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. at Ledford and Gibson St, is free to the ...
Carey Daughtry of Daughtry ATA Martial Arts in Richmond Hill has dedicated the last 20 years of her life to the practice of martial arts. Certified in combat forms most of us can't even pronounce, the 2001 World Champion and ATA nationally accredited judge still considers herself very much a student.
Aug. 1: National Night Out - The city of Richmond Hill is participating in the fifth annual community event and is inviting everyone to enjoy free food, entertainment and public safety information from 6-9 p.m. at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. Volunteers are also welcome. More than 2,000 people attended last year's event and anyone willing to donate their time and energy is encouraged to fill out a sponsor information sheet. For general information, contact Cpl. Susan Willis at 912-756-2837.
The Magdalena Bresson took her camera to last week's Friday on the Train.
Nothing speaks of summer quite like an old-fashioned hot dog and a good baseball game. This week, more than 120 11- and 12-year-old boys are vying for the championship at the Georgia 11/12 Little League State Championship Tournament in Richmond Hill and a chance to head to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
July 26: 2013 Georgia 11/12 Little League Championship - Friday marks the last day of the tournament. Come out and support your favorite Little-Leaguers in the championship game of the series. The concessions stand opens at 9 a.m. and serves snacks and drinks until noon. A DJ will introduce the teams at 10 a.m. and play will begin shortly after that. For more information call 912-756-4075 or visit sbcrec.org.
On a wooded back road, deep in the heart of Bryan County, Steve London may very well be cooking breakfast for a small group of guests at the Heron Cove Bed and Breakfast at Silverstream Plantation.
July 19-28: 58th Beaufort Water Festival - The annual celebration of Southern summer traditions, returns to the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort, S.C. The festival kicks off with opening ceremonies featuring the Parris Island Marine Band and a fireworks show at dusk by Southeastern Pyrotechnics and the rest of the weekend is filled with fishing, Dragon Boat racing and athletic tournaments. Most events are free, for more information call 843-524-0600 or visit www.bftwaterfestival.com.
There's an old Czech proverb that reads: "One can judge a fine beer with just one taste, but its best to be thoroughly sure." That's the motto by which Lyman Deliguori brews batches of craft beer in the garage of his Richmond Hill home.
Richmond Hill resident Lyman Deliguori, who works for Volkswagen but whose passion is home breweing, faces the questions this week:
Finding a job that is a "good fit" can take time, but sometimes it's smooth sailing and that job finds us. That is exactly what happened to David Prutz, food services director at The Suites at Station Exchange.
Q: How long have The Suites at Station Exchange been open?
Life in Bryan County is full of community events and interesting people, but those who just need to get away from life's hustle and bustle and enjoy some quiet time in nature are in luck. The Ogeechee River is just the place for peace and relaxation, and local organization Ogeechee Riverkeeper is keeping watch to make sure it remains so.
The Richmond Hill City Center hosted High Tea on the Hill for ladies of the community on Feb. 18 to benefit Pay It Forward Foundation of Bryan County, which is headed by Dana Lewis and helps the less fortunate. The event featured hot tea, soup, quiche, sandwiches, fruit, yogurt, scones and a variety of desserts. Hollie Moore Barnidge brought her camera along to document the event.
Feb. 26-March 5: Have fun and get fit - from 10:30 a.m.-noon every Tuesday and Thursday at the South Bryan Recreation Department Gym on Timber Trail.
A large pine tree in front of the Richmond Hill Public Library currently is wrapped in colorful swathes of knitted fabric - the subject of a recent "yarn-bombing" by the Common Threads knitting group. Leaders of the group said the bombing was meant to bring recognition to Common Threads and to let everyone involved have a little creative fun.
Saturday's Richmond Hill Rotary Club fundraising party featuring the Abba Girlz has been called a success and inspired area residents to pay tribute to the 1970s-80s with how they dressed. Rachael Hartman was on hand with her camera.
Feb. 24, 26, 26: SBCR Get Fit and Have Fun - From 10:30 a.m.-noon every Tuesday and Thursday, Get Fit and Have Fun at the Rec Gym on Timber Trail.
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