American Legion Post 27 Commander Bill Helms is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He proudly served his country in the Air Force, and now, he proudly serves his fellow veterans.
Dr. Daniel Kiene, director of bands and 2011-12 teacher of the year at Richmond Hill High School, answers this week's questions:
As regular readers of this column will know, I love America and I really love living in this community. However, when my husband and I were looking at which part of the U.S. to make our home, there were some aspects of the natural world here that frankly terrified me.
Olivia Melvin, a former basketball player at Bryan County High School and now on the team at the College of Coastal Georgia, participated Saturday in a team community service project with Habitat for Humanity in Brunswick.
Aug. 25: Dolphin program – Visit the Richmond Hill Historical Museum at 7 p.m. for a special program hosted by The Dolphin Project. Learn about the bottlenose dolphin and how you can get involved with researching and protecting them. People of all ages, regardless of experience, are welcome to attend and learn how to become a trained team member. Research workshop will follow the program. For more information, go to www.thedolphinproject.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Peach Hubbard at 657-3927.
Getting a drivers license can be a thrilling, liberating experience for teens. It can also be a challenging one, as they learn not only to navigate a vehicle, but the laws and responsibilities that go along with it.
Kelly Wood, activities director at Magnolia Manor on the Coast, got to face this this week's questions:
Aug. 19: Military Spouses' Night Out – First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill invites all military spouses, whether or not they are parishioners and whether or not their spouse is deployed, to an evening of dinner, entertainment, inspiration and fellowship. The event is free and childcare will be provided. Space is limited, so call the church office (756-2196) for reservations.
Did you know that there's a place in Richmond Hill where teens can hang out, meet new friends, do homework, and play video games, pool, foosball, ping pong or piano, all for free and under adult supervision?
Shirley Heagerty, owner and president of S and J Bookkeeping, faces the line up of questions this week:
Aug. 10: Common Threads – Get a jump-start on creating homemade gifts for the holidays by learning to knit or crochet. The Richmond Hill Public Library's Common Threads group meets each Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the goal of learning, fellowship and improving skills of knitters of all skill levels. You may also choose to 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.
To sit down with Jack Rodgers is to sit down with a man who knows his history and his heart.
Tally Kirkland, an interpretive ranger at Fort McAllister State Park, got to face this week's questions:
Aug. 3: Dog Wash benefit – Bring your dirty doggies out for a bath to benefit the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. Baths cost $5. Dog washers are volunteers from Avail Tattoo, and anyone bringing their dog for a bath can receive tattoo discounts as well. Dog wash will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Humane Society (7215 Sallie Mood Dr., Savannah). For more information, visit http://humanesocietySAV.org.
Since 2004, the Women's Business Alliance has been helping Richmond Hill's female business leaders and entrepreneurs to succeed, get more exposure for their businesses and network effectively.
Community members came to the Richmond Hill Farmers Market to buy fresh produce, homemade breads and other crafts. The Farmers Market is every Tuesday from 3-7 p.m., at J.F. Gregory Park.
Richmond Hill is a city known for its fun events for the whole family. Thursday is no exception.
Last month marked the Urgent Care Center of Richmond Hill's five year anniversary. Owners and partners Dr. Robert Mazur and physician assistants Catherine Grant and Lori Gaylor opened the facility in 2009 after seeing a need in the community.
Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce members and their guests came to the Business After Hours event at the Holiday Inn Express last week for an evening of networking, food, beverages, door prizes and a chance to win a 50/50 cash raffle. Shana Statham brought along a camera to document the event.
July 24-25: New Beginnings Community Church Vacation Bible School - From 6-8 p.m., youth ages 4 to middle school are invited to the church's VBS program. This year's theme is "Wilderness Escape." Free registration can be found by visiting www.nbcchurch.com or by calling 445-0196.
Around five years ago, Butch and Sherri Broome bought the little restaurant at the marina. Now, Fish Tales Restaurant at Fort McAllister Marina has become a successful and popular spot among Richmond Hill residents and visitors – even being awarded Business of the Year from the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce this year.
Children and their families came out to The Ice Cream Stop's Movie Night Under the Stars Saturday to see the movie "Marmaduke." Many of the families enjoyed a tasty treat from the ice cream shop. The store hosts a movie night every Friday and Saturday, weather permitting.Tiffany Stroud captured some of the people who attended in her camera.
Jyly 17: Business After Hours - Hosted by the Holiday Inn Express, Chamber members and their guests are invited to enjoy an evening of networking, food, beverages, door prizes and a chance at the Chamber's 50/50 cash raffle. The event is from 5:30-7 p.m. For more information, call 756-3444.
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