Feb. 22-24: Springtime Made in the South – Check out the unique crafts and art created by Southern artisans at the 2013 Springtime Made in the South show at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The show will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission costs $7. To learn more, visit www.madeinthesouthshows.com.
Nothing says Valentine's Day like chocolate. And nobody does chocolate like All Things Chocolate & More in Richmond Hill.
Feb. 14: Spanish story time – Join Spanish instructor Cheyenne Kozaily at 10:30 a.m. at the Richmond Hill Public Library for a free 30-minute Spanish story time. All ages are welcome, though the program is geared towards children under 5. For more information, call 756-3580.
Dominick "Scott" Ricellei, co-owner of All Things Chocolate & More, got to answer the questions this week:
It's been 50 years since the Beatles first stepped foot on American soil, and the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill recreated the experience Saturday at its British-themed fundraiser.
Larry Barker, president-elect of the Richmond Hill Rotary Club, answers the questions this week:
Jan. 31: Spanish story time – Join Spanish instructor Cheyenne Kozaily at 10:30 a.m. at the Richmond Hill Public Library for a free 30-minute Spanish story time. All ages are welcome, though the program is geared toward children under 5. For more information, call 756-3580.
Ramblin' man Gregg Allman might have set down roots in Richmond Hill, but he's a long way from settling down.
With less than a month to go before the Savannah Book Festival kicks off, one Richmond Hill book club is getting a sneak peek from the festival's secretary and board member Lesley Francis tonight at 7 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Public Library.
Carole Anne Yarley, assistant librarian at Richmond Hill Public Library, faces the questions this week:
Jan. 23-27: Circus – Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will perform at the Savannah Civic Center in downtown Savannah. Tickets start at $20. For more information and a complete list of show times, visit www.ringling.com.
Twice a week, South Bryan Recreation Director Kay Green puts on her dancing shoes and cranks up the country music.
This week, Kay Green, recreation director for South Bryan County Recreation, answers the questions:
Jan. 17: Running clinic – Two-time Air Force marathon winner and director of the Natural Running Center Dr. Mark Cucuzella will meet with runners at 6:30 p.m. at Georgia Game Changers Running Co. in Richmond Hill. Reservations are encouraged. For more information, call 445-2163.
To help South Bryan residents commit to a healthier lifestyle in 2013, Georgia Game Changers Running Company has teamed up with the Richmond Hill High School JROTC program and WaterWays Township to host the inaugural Resolution Runz on Jan. 19 at WaterWays.
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.