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.
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:
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.