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.
Steve Scholar, director of planning and zoning for the city of Richmond Hill, faced this week's questions:
Richmond Hill resident Matthew Freeman was accepted into the United States Naval Academy, and went on to become a Marine pilot. He was the third generation of Freemans to wear Navy wings.
Q: How long have you lived in Richmond Hill?
Dec. 12: Oyster Roast - The Richmond Hill Historical Society will host its annual fundraising gala benefiting the Richmond Hill History Museum from 6-9 p.m. at the Oyster House at The Ford Plantation. This year's gala, an oyster roast, will feature a new documentary, The Hidden History of Richmond Hill. Actors portraying historical figures will be joining guests for a chat and photo opportunities. Special guest speakers and a musical duo will be at the event. Cost is $125 and tickets are limited. For more information, visit www.richmondhillhistoricalsociety.com or call 660-4113.
When the temperatures start to get chilly, it means it's time to eat chili. This year will be the 13th year the City of Richmond Hill has invited the community to J.F. Gregory Park to eat all the chili it can. The Richmond Hill Chili Cook-Off will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.
Q: Where are you from?
Dec. 5-6: Movie Night Under the Stars - The Ice Cream Stop in Richmond Hill invites the community to a free family fun night of movie watching under the stars. Friday evening's showing will be a PG-rated movie, and Saturday night's movie will be rated G. The movies will begin at dusk. Guests are asked to bring lawn chairs. Visit the The Ice Cream Stop's Facebook page for more information.
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