Great inventors rarely receive the recognition they deserve. I'd love to shake hands with the guys who invented duct tape, Weedwhackers and WD-40 - three of the greatest inventions of all time. I'd also like to thank John Montagu, fourth earl of Sandwich and eponymous inventor of the original fast food - the sandwich.
Some 50 volunteers showed up at Fort McAllister on Saturday to rake, paint and help clean up as part of the annual Civil War Trust Volunteer Day.
Getting back in shape after having a baby is no walk in the park. Or is it?
Natalie Lucero, owner and instructor for Stroller Strides of Savannah, faces the questions this week:
April 10-14: Tybee Wine Festival – Enjoy a sampling of international wines and craft beers at the 2013 Tybee Wine Festival. The festival will feature a variety of wine and culinary events, including a grand wine tasting and champagne brunch. For tickets and a complete schedule of events, visit www. tybeewinefestival.com.
Jan Joiner of Joiner Daylily Gardens shared her wisdom about growing daylilies at a recent Richmond Hill Garden Club meeting.
Child hunger isn't a problem many people associate with Bryan County, but according to the U.S. Census Bureau, it's a real threat that nearly 17 percent of children in the county face every day.
Kristi Cox, director of the United Way of the Coastal Empire -- Bryan County Office, faces the questions this week:
April 4: History lecture – Chris Hendricks, historian and professor at Armstrong Atlantic State University, will discuss Savannah and its historic architecture at 7 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Museum. The public is invited to attend. For more information, visit www.richmondhillhistoricalsociety.com.
Rick Smith is making a difference in Bryan County one student at a time.
Rick Smith, who runs GED programs for Savannah Technical College in Bryan County, faces the questions this week:
Through April 6: Savannah Music Festival – Georgia's largest musical festival will feature dozens of performances from music icons like Old Crow Medicine Show and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. To check out a complete schedule of events or purchase tickets, visit www.savannahmusicfestival.org.
It's not how old you get, it's how you get old.
This week, Elmer Walker, a volunteer prison minister, was asked to answer the questions:
March 22: 'Seussical' the musical – Richmond Hill High School will bring Dr. Seuss' characters to life in a production of "Seussical" at 7 p.m. March at Richmond Hill Elementary School. Advanced tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults. At the door, tickets will be $6 for students and $10 for adults. For more information, visit the school's website at www.rhhs.bryan.k12.ga.us.
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.