Jan. 5: Common Threads - Join the Richmond Hill Public Library's Common Threads group at 10 a.m. to learn to knit or crochet, or improve upon your skills, and create items for charity in the process. For more information, call 756-3580.
Three Richmond Hill dogs represented their hometown well Dec. 2-5 during the 2010 Savannah and Beaufort Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at the Coastal Empire Fair Grounds in Savannah.
On a drizzly, dreary, mid-December day, a group of women enthusiastically oversee a fundraiser bake sale outside of the Richmond Hill Food Lion.
At their regular meeting on Dec. 16, Rotary Club members and seniors from the Richmond Hill Senior Center were treated a dance performance by Life Moves Dance Studio. The performance was a preview for the studio's 2010 holiday production, "Scrooge," which took place on Dec. 19.
Dec. 22: Common Threads - Join the Richmond Hill Public Library's Common Threads group at 10 a.m. to learn to knit or crochet, or improve upon your skills, and create items for charity in the process. Donate your finished pieces to Project Linus or Warm Up America, which accept blankets and hats for the needy. For more information, call 756-3580.
We all have that family member-an aunt, a grandparent, or maybe even our own mother or father-who loves to break out old scrapbooks and photo albums at family gatherings.
Jennifer Franks is admissions director at Magnolia Manor:
Dec. 16: Reading to Nero - If your child is having trouble reading out loud, or would just like to improve their reading skills, bring them to the Richmond Hill Public Library from 4-5 p.m. to read to Nero, a trained therapy dog who will listen without correcting or embarrassing them. To learn more, call 756-3580.
The house at 135 James Dunham Parkway in Richmond Hill lights up the sky with Christmas decorations that move in time with the music when visitors turn their car radio dial to 107.1FM. The house is a model home for Homes of Integrity Construction Co., and vice president Meagan Mowry said the decorations are the company's holiday gift to Richmond Hill. The house is lit nightly from 6 to 9:30 p.m. until Dec. 31.
During the holiday season, when we reflect on our blessings, often we think of how we can help those in need.
Bonnie Proctor, customer service representative for the THA Group, Island Home Health Care and Island Hospice, takes on the questionnaire this week:
Dec. 8: Silent Auction - Richmond Hill Public Library's Common Threads group hosts a silent auction of unique handmade items. Stop by the library to place your bids and learn more. Auction ends at noon on Dec. 13. All proceeds benefit American Cancer Society / Relay for Life Richmond Hill.
Richmond Hill Recreation Association, our city's own youth sports non-profit, has undergone some exciting new changes in the past few months.
Maike George, assistant manager of the Richmond Hill Public Library, was asked to complete this week's questionnaire:
Dec. 1: Small works art show - Arts on the Coast sponsors this show, on display now throughout December inside What's the Scoop Cafe, featuring small works of art by local artists. All of the art is on sale for under $150, and includes originals or prints of paintings, photog raphs, mixed media works and more. Stop by to take a look and purchase a unique Christmas gift.
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.