Dec. 16: Reading to Nero - If your child is having trouble reading out loud, or would just like to improve their reading skills, bring them to the Richmond Hill Public Library from 4-5 p.m. to read to Nero, a trained therapy dog who will listen without correcting or embarrassing them. To learn more, call 756-3580.
The house at 135 James Dunham Parkway in Richmond Hill lights up the sky with Christmas decorations that move in time with the music when visitors turn their car radio dial to 107.1FM. The house is a model home for Homes of Integrity Construction Co., and vice president Meagan Mowry said the decorations are the company's holiday gift to Richmond Hill. The house is lit nightly from 6 to 9:30 p.m. until Dec. 31.
During the holiday season, when we reflect on our blessings, often we think of how we can help those in need.
Bonnie Proctor, customer service representative for the THA Group, Island Home Health Care and Island Hospice, takes on the questionnaire this week:
Dec. 8: Silent Auction - Richmond Hill Public Library's Common Threads group hosts a silent auction of unique handmade items. Stop by the library to place your bids and learn more. Auction ends at noon on Dec. 13. All proceeds benefit American Cancer Society / Relay for Life Richmond Hill.
Richmond Hill Recreation Association, our city's own youth sports non-profit, has undergone some exciting new changes in the past few months.
Maike George, assistant manager of the Richmond Hill Public Library, was asked to complete this week's questionnaire:
Dec. 1: Small works art show - Arts on the Coast sponsors this show, on display now throughout December inside What's the Scoop Cafe, featuring small works of art by local artists. All of the art is on sale for under $150, and includes originals or prints of paintings, photog raphs, mixed media works and more. Stop by to take a look and purchase a unique Christmas gift.
The uniquely compelling "Ford era" of Richmond Hill's history is a significant fiber in the tapestry of our community.
David Minning is president of the Richmond Hill Recreation Association:
For 59 years, the Richmond Hill United Methodist Church (RHUMC) has held an annual barbeque to promote fellowship and raise funds for church programs.
Lewis Tuttle, assistant chief, Richmond Hill Fire Department: 1. What do you feel is your greatest achievement?
Nov. 18: Alzheimer's Awareness Luncheon - Join Richmond Hill Senior Center for lunch at 11 a.m. to learn about recognizing the early signs of Alzheimer's Disease, safety tips for elderly loved ones, resources and more. To RSVP or for more information, contact Wendy Sims at 653-3824.
When Grover Avera, 83, first learned of Honor Flight Savannah – a non-profit group that provides day trips to and from Washington, D.C. for World War II veterans to see the memorial created in their honor – he was interested, but a bit skeptical.
1. What, to you, is perfect happiness?
Oct. 24: Fall Harvest Celebration - New Beginnings Community Church invites the community to an evening of fun with hayrides, hotdog roasting, face painting and games - all free to the public. The event will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, email email@example.com.
Q: How long have you lived in Richmond Hill?
National Opera Week is just around the corner. To celebrate, Richmond Hill's newest senior-living community, the Suites at Station Exchange and Station Exchange at Home, are hosting an evening of food, wine and the vocal arts.
Oct. 17-19: Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival - The festival features coastal seafood vendors, arts and crafts booths and carnival rides. This year's entertainment includes the Blues Traveler, Swingin' Medallions, Jake Miller and more. For more information, call 756-3444 or go to www.goseafoodfestival.com or goseafood.net.
Richmond Hill resident Naomi Havens overcame devastating circumstances and now uses her story and experience to help others dealing with health issues similar to her own.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club hosted its annual Pumpkin Patch at J.F. Gregory Park Saturday, garnering what may have been the best turnout yet. Attendees bought pumpkins, mums, crafts and homemade baked goods while children played fall-themed games and were offered lollipops from the Pumpkin Fairy. Tiffany Stroud took these photos.
Oct. 9: Ruffled Feathers Boutique Ribbon Cutting - Ruffled Feathers Boutique, 2552 Highway 17, is having a grand opening and ribbon cutting from 1:30-2:30 p.m. There also will be a grand-opening sale and light refreshments. For more information, call 459-2252.
Fall has arrived, and it's time to pick a pumpkin.
Q: How long have you lived in Richmond Hill?
Oct. 3-4: 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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