One evening, over dinner with her family at Golden Corral, eight-year-old Shannon Holcomb announced, "I want to save the world."
Dr. Ira Lamar Couey, a retired gynecologist who serves on the Richmond Hill Historical Society board, faces this week's Prouse questionnaire:
Feb. 10: "Picasso for a Night" painting class – Unleash your inner artist as you recreate "Starry Night" with step-by-step instruction from local artist, Carol Hartley. All supplies are included in $45 registration fee. Class will be held from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth's Parish Hall (16491 Hwy.144). To register, call 659-0098 or visit www.picassoforanight.com.
On Friday evening, Magnolia Manor residents will be treated to a Valentine's Day themed concert as part of one young girl's effort to give back to her community.
Christy Sherman, a volunteer at Fort McAllister State Historic Site and Richmond Hill Museum, faces this week's Proust questionnaire.
Feb. 4: "Love is in the Air" concert – Join Savannah Children's Choir member, Hanna Suddath, and friends (see feature story on Page 21) for a concert featuring vocal and instrumental performances of popular love songs. Event will take place at 7 p.m. at Magnolia Manor.
Historian Buddy Sullivan, who wrote "The Darien Journal of John Girardeau Legare, Rice-grower," lectured at the Richmond Hill Historical Society Thursday.
Tammy Collins never wanted a run-of-the-mill desk job. An athlete who has always loved the outdoors, she craved daily changes and challenges.
Jack Hyde, owner of Executive Resorts and proprietor of Jack's 3 Stool Bar and Lady in the Moon Observatory, got to face the questionnaire this week:
Jan. 20: Book Club for Adults – New members are welcome to join Richmond Hill Public Library's Adult Book Club, meeting at the library from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Stop by to join or learn more about the club, where you can get acquainted with both interesting books and people.
There's a new sweet spot in town.
Shannon GaNun, director of communications and membership for the Ford Plantation, answers this week's questionnaire:
Jan. 12: Women's Business Alliance meeting – If you're a female business owner or professional working in Richmond Hill, Women's Business Alliance of Richmond Hill invites you to their first meeting of 2011, which will take place from 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. at the RHBC Chamber office (2591 U.S. Hwy. 17, #100). To learn more, contact WBARichmondHill@roundtablelive.org.
Richmond Hill Community Theatre was created in February 2010 to enrich and entertain Richmond Hill via quality theatrical productions. The group hopes to build on that mission in its second year and beyond through additional community involvement.
Susan Justice, technology resource teacher at G.W. Carver Elementary School, answered this week's questionnaire:
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.