Century Link hosted a Business After Hours at the Richmond Hill – Bryan County Chamber of Commerce offices on July 15. Attendees mingled, enjoyed refreshments and learned more about the communications company.
The Women's Business Alliance of Richmond Hill is an organization that strives to promote the success of local businesses run by women professionals.
Ft. McAllister State Park hosted its first-ever Kids' Crabbing Event on Saturday, July 17. Children learned how to crab and families were able to enjoy some quality time together.
July 28: Common Threads - Richmond Hill Public Library's crochet and knit group meets twice on Wednesdays; in the morning from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and in the evening from 6-8 p.m. The program is open to anyone interested in joining, beginners through experts. Enjoy fellowship with other knitters as you create blankets for Project Linus and Warm Up America. Members share skills and learn new ones, all while doing good for the community. For details, call the library at 756-3580.
This summer, Veronica Fay, a rising senior at Richmond Hill High School, has sewn 60 children's dresses for charity.
Two Richmond Hill teens, Ryan Smoot, 18, and Zachary Nowell, 16, graduated from the Fort Stewart Youth Challenge Academy (YCA) on June 19. Each earned their GED and ranked in the top ten out of a class of over 200.
Here are more shots from the festivities at J.F. Gregory Park on July 4, as well as one from World Cup viewing at Beef O'Brady's.
July 21: Ronald McDonald performance - The Richmond Hill Public Library presents this Summer Reading Program event, featuring the well-known McDonald's character. Ronald will entertain children of all ages with his own special brand of magic. The program is free, and will take place from 2-3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill. Please call the library at 756-3580 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.