Richmond Hill High School senior Joshua Porter has been named 2011 STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) Student for the Bryan County Schools system.
Bryan County Commissioner Carter Infinger,who represents District 4, faced this week's barrage of questions:
March 9: Arts on the Coast Exhibit – Arts on the Coast presents an art exhibit, hosted by Merrill Lynch (7414 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah), throughout the month of March. Free and open to the public, original artwork by local artists can be viewed during business hours (M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). To learn more, contact Sue Vertullo at 665-1025.
When her California neighbors lost their beloved family dog to a house fire in 1989, Camy Thumwood thought about her own pets - three cats she considered part of her family - and what might happen to them in a similar circumstance.
Wendy Sims, director of Bryan County Family Connection, answers this week's line up of questions:
March 3: Richmond Hill Historical Society meeting – At the society's March meeting, Rand Tuttle will speak on the "Life of a Slave." All are welcome to attend this free presentation, which will take place at 7 p.m. at the museum. For details or directions, please call 756-3697.
Do any of us really know what it means to take life's "lemons" and "make lemonade" anymore? We hear the well-meaning proverb so often, we barely give it a second thought.
George Washington Carver Elementary School Principal Crystal Morales lists her likes and dislikes in this week's Proust questionnaire:
St. Anne's Catholic Church hosted a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Friday evening for Richmond Hill resident Dylan Moore, 9, who is battling leukemia. Approximately 500 tickets and to-go meals were pre-ordered, with more purchased at the door. All proceeds will help Dylan's family with medical expenses.
Feb. 24: "Picasso for a Night" painting class – Unleash your inner artist as you paint "The Blue Crab" with step-by-step instruction from artist Carol Hartley. All supplies are included in $45 fee. Class will be held at 6:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth's Parish Hall. For details and to register, call 659-0098.
On Saturday, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill hosted a "Grease" Valentine Prom fundraiser. Attendees enjoyed '50s themed dinner, music and dancing, as well as live and silent auctions to benefit charitable organizations.
In 1962, the Cold War reached new and dangerous heights with the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Feb. 16: Story time – Richmond Hill Public Library hosts this reading program for children ages 3-5 (must be accompanied by parent or guardian), during which they are read picture books. Story time begins at 1:30 p.m. For additional information, please call 756-3580.
More than 40 people visited the Richmond Hill Museum for free on Sunday, enjoying guided tours through exhibits and a lecture by local historian Buddy Sullivan.
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill has made donations to help the community.
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.