Sept. 23: Savannah Jazz Festival Blues Night - Georgia Kyle, Eric Culberson Blues Band and Joe Louis Walker will perform a free concert in Forsyth Park (downtown Savannah) starting at 7 p.m. The event, part of the 2010 Savannah Jazz Festival, is free and open to the public. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit www.savannahjazzfestival.org.
If you visit the Richmond Hill Public Library on a Thursday afternoon, you might see a big, docile Doberman and his owner enter the building.
Sept. 16: Business After Hours hosted by State Farm - Located at 75 Mulberry Commercial Court, Suite A (on Hwy. 17 in Richmond Hill), State Farm Insurance will take a turn hosting this popular networking series from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Come down to learn about the business, meet other Chamber of Commerce business partners, and enjoy refreshments. For more information, contact the Richmond Hill - Bryan County Chamber at 756-4326.
What do you feel is your greatest achievement? Being a mom, earning my bachelor's degree in health science at age 40 and owning my own business
The unsung story behind The Matthew Freeman Project: Pens & Paper for Peace is that of a mother's grace and strength in the face of tragic loss.
1. What do you feel is your greatest achievement? Living a productive life and, along with my husband, raising two wonderful children who have turned into fine, moral, and productive adults.
Life on the Hill asks readers to share their favorite simple, summertime recipe. Here, Jen Shimalla of Uptown Deli dishes on one of her specialties.
There was a lot more than just distribution of roasts at the recent YMCA Boston butt sale.
When things get hot in the summer, many parents bring their children to the local Baskin Robbins for a sweet scoop of the sticky stuff.
New Richmond Hill resident Jimmy Bryan feels he and his family were sent here with a purpose.
Royal Oak Carwash recently sponsored a Business After Hours
The Richmond Hill Public Library now offers two book clubs for adults in the community.
Aug. 25: Low-cost Pet Clinic - TailsSpin (4501 Habersham St., Savannah) will offer low-cost vaccines for pets of students, seniors, and military families from 5-6 p.m. A portion of the cost from each vaccine will benefit local pet rescue groups. Clinic will be cash only, with a limit of two pets per person, and operated on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit http://tailsspin.com for details.
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.