Fifth-graders in Mrs. Smith's class at G. W. Carver Elementary School held a "tea" in honor of the royal wedding.
May 5: Tour of Fort McAllister – The Richmond Hill Historical Society, in conjunction with Fort McAllister State Historic Park, presents a tour led by Park Manager Danny Brown. Learn about the history of this local site from an expert. Tour begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call 756-3697.
The Pembroke Garden Club installed new officers during a ceremony April 17 with the help of Freddie Drexel Lee, J.D., who conducted the ceremony.
The name of the game for Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation is planting, promoting and protecting trees in our communities.
Saturday's Easter Extravaganza brought families from all over the area to J.F. Gregory Park. Children reveled in the egg hunt, played games, and met the Easter Bunny.
April 29: Movie Night – Adults are welcome to visit the Richmond Hill Public Library for a free movie screening at 1 p.m. The library asks that attendees refrain from bringing food or beverages, and that they be on time. For details and movie information, stop by the library or call 756-3580.
The Richmond Hill Community Theatre's annual meeting will be at 7 p.m. April 28 at the Richmond Hill Library. This is an opportunity to find out more about RHCT and become involved in live theater in Richmond Hill.
Eight community Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteers from Atlantic Area CASA attended the Georgia CASA State Conference on April 16 in Atlanta to enhance their skills as they work with abused and neglected children involved in juvenile court proceedings.
Tie on an Easter bonnet and leave the doldrums of winter behind. Easter eggs, the Easter bunny and Easter celebrations coincide with the beginning of spring – a time for renewal of the Christian faith.
Scott and Kathy Schell's yard, located in the Shadow Moss subdivision, was chosen at Yard of the Month for April by the Richmond Hill Garden Club. Schell and his wife, Kathy, also received a gift certificate from Tim and Dave's Nursery as part of the honor.
Autism is estimated to affect one out of every 110 children in the United States. Jeanette Orr's daughter was one of those children.
Civility Bowling, event chairwoman for the Bryan County Relay for Life, answers this week's questions:
April 21: GA Cities Week Open House – The Richmond Hill Police and Fire Departments, as well as City Hall, host open houses from 8:30 a.m. to noon in honor of GA Cities Week. Bring the kids to tour the facilities, meet local officials and more. Call 756-3345 for details.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Impatience is still somewhat of a problem. But a sign of progress should soothe the anxious Aries heart. Meanwhile, invest some of that waiting time in preparing for the change ahead.
Protecting our children and our communities from the risks of drug and alcohol abuse is a full-time job.
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.