April 21: GA Cities Week Open House – The Richmond Hill Police and Fire Departments, as well as City Hall, host open houses from 8:30 a.m. to noon in honor of GA Cities Week. Bring the kids to tour the facilities, meet local officials and more. Call 756-3345 for details.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Impatience is still somewhat of a problem. But a sign of progress should soothe the anxious Aries heart. Meanwhile, invest some of that waiting time in preparing for the change ahead.
Protecting our children and our communities from the risks of drug and alcohol abuse is a full-time job.
Jeanette Orr, president of the Autism Support Corner, faces the questions this week:
April 14: Bryan Animal Caregivers meeting – Join this local non-profit, which helps to provide low-cost spaying and neutering for cats and dogs, at their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Richmond Hill Public Library to learn how you can get involved. Volunteers are needed to answer phones, help out at fundraising events and more. For more information, visit www.bryanac.org.
Fifth-grader Justin "Jet" Jeffery and his father, Maj. John F. Jeffery of the U.S. Army, have collaborated in a unique service effort.
Kermit Griffin, director and executive chef at Richmond Hill City Center, got to answer this week's questions:
April 7: Richmond Hill Historical Society meeting – Learn about Civil War-era Savannah at this month's meeting with a presentation by author Barry Sheehy and historian Laurie Ross. Meeting is free and open to the public, and will take place at the museum at 7 p.m. For more information, please call 756-3697.
Sometimes, when life gets difficult, we get by with a little help from our friends.
Magnolia Manor hosted its "Hot Rods and Cool Cats" event on Saturday, featuring classic cars and activities for the whole family.
April 1-2: Relay for Life – Support those with cancer and raise awareness and funds to fight it at Relay for Life of Richmond Hill. The 24 hour event, which will feature food, games and more, will take place from 7 p.m. April 1 to 7 a.m. April 2 at J.F. Gregory Park. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. For more information, call Jessica Seagle at 355-5196.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club chose this yard at 45 Dunham Marsh Parkway as its Yard of the Month for March. The landscaping was designed and planted by owners Derek and Amanda Pommerenck, who received a donated gift certificate to Tim and Dave's Nursery.
On Saturday morning, the front lot of Coastal Community Christian Church was flooded with volunteers, cars, water and suds.
Karen Rogers, president of Bryan Animal Caregivers, faces this week's probing questions:
March 24: "Picasso for a Night" – Learning to paint can be fun with these classes hosted by artist, Carol Hartley. Paint "Marsh View with Sailboats" (see photo) with step-by-step instruction. Class takes place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Parish Hall (16491 Hwy. 144 East). For details or to register, visit www.picassoforanight.com or call 659-0098.
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.
For the fifth year in a row, the city of Richmond Hill is being recognized for its initiatives in creating a community that allows children to get balanced and active play in a safe environment. Richmond Hill has been named a 2014 Playful City USA honoree by KaBOOM! and the Humana Foundation.
The city of Richmond Hill celebrated Independence Day last Saturday with live entertainment, water rides for children, vendors, fireworks and more. Thousands of community members came out to J.F. Gregory Park to enjoy music by "The Tams" and celebrate America. Tiffany Stroud was among them with her camera to document the festivities.
July 10-16: Butterflies Interactive Display - Experience the life of butterflies through this interactive display in the Center Court of the Savannah Mall Monday-Saturday, from 12-8 p.m., or Sunday from 12-5 p.m. Admission is $3, and children under the age of 8 get in free with an adult ticket purchase. For more information, call 927-7467.
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