June 10: RHBC Chamber Golf Outing – Join the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce for their second annual Golf Outing at Sterling Links Golf Club. Cost is $300 per team, and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, beverages and one mulligan per person. Pre-registration is required. Visit www.rhbcchamber.org or call 756-3444 to sign up and learn more.
It's that time of year again! School is out and summer is on its way.
Plantation Lumber hosted a Business After Hours event on May 26. The public was invited to tour the store and facilities, enjoy lowcountry boil and other refreshments, and play games.
June 2: Richmond Hill Historical Society meeting – Writer and producer Arcelious Daniels presents a screening of the award-winning documentary "Stubborn as a Mule," about the "40 acres and a mule" reparations made to freed slaves after the Civil War at this month's meeting. Screening will begin at 7 p.m. at the museum (corner of Ford Ave. and Timber Trail) and there will be a question and answer session with the directors afterwards. For more information, call 756-3697.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club recently held its spring luncheon at the home of Frances Meeks on the beautiful Fancy Farm, where new club officers were installed.
Two Fort Stewart soldiers brought home gold and silver medals after competing against similarly determined paralympians from the Army, Navy/Coast Guard, Air Force, Marines and Special Forces in the Warrior Games on May 16-21 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
In the wake of last month's devastating tornados that ravaged parts of Alabama and Georgia, some groups in the community have joined in the relief effort.
Lisa Ripa, owner and instructor at Awakening Yoga Studio, is the focus this week of the Proust questionnaire:
May 18: Capt. Matthew Freeman memorial blood drive – Richmond Hill United Methodist Church (9050 Ford Ave.) hosts a blood drive from 2-7 p.m. in honor of Matthew Freeman. The event will also serve as a collection for school supplies to benefit The Matthew Freeman Project: Pens and Paper for Peace. For more information, visit www.freemanproject.org.
Army National Guard Pfc. Michael Barker recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
I have just returned from a six-day driving vacation (I am trying to remember to say vacation instead of holiday) up to Virginia.
When Richmond Hill Middle School English and Language Arts teacher Missy York received a grant to purchase Kindles for her classroom in December, she knew they would change the way her students read.
Richmond Hill English teacher and soccer coach Steve Kollman answers this week's list of question:
May 11: Davenport House Curator's Tour – Experience collections and areas normally off-limits to visitors in this guided tour of the historic Savannah home. Tour begins at 4:30 p.m. and costs $15 per person. For directions and details, visit www.davenporthousemuseum.org.
Arika Johnson believes that everything happens for a reason.
Nov. 6-8: Operation Cash for Candy - Simply Children's Dentistry in Savannah wants to help kids fight cavities this Halloween by participating in a healthy local tradition. Kids 12 and under are invited to bring their Halloween loot to Simply Children's Dentistry at 613 Stephenson Ave. in Savannah from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today-Thursday and from 8 a.m.-noon Friday and trade it in for cash. The staff will pay $1 for every pound of candy and they'll also throw in a prize and a toothbrush to sweeten the deal. The maximum payout is $5 ...
Few things symbolize the holiday season quite like a crocheted scarf from Grandma or a favorite quilt next to the fire.
Sue Nelson took her camera along to the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce's recent Business After Hours at Love's Seafood.
Oct. 31: Trunk-or-Treat and "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" - Head to White Bluff United Methodist Church on Halloween night for a showing of "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" and some trunk-or-treating in the parking lot. The church will serve hamburgers and hot dogs for $4 for adults and free for kids. All guests are invited to wear their costumes and gather treats from the trunks of members' cars. For more information, call 925-5924 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
William Webb doesn't hide his love of comic book superheroes. Immersed in Spiderman, Batman and every crime-fighter in between, the 3-year-old boy hopes to be just like them one day.
Magdalena Bresson took her camera to the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival over the weekend. Here are a few of the people she saw.
Oct. 24: Military Appreciation Day - The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair comes to Statesboro this week with carnival rides, food and fun for the whole family. Thursday, military families receive discounts on admission and entertainment. All retired and active-duty service men and women get into the park free from 1-4 p.m. For more information, call 912-681-2202
I was recently shopping for a greeting card. I am a firm believer in sending and receiving old-fashioned greeting cards by snail mail for almost every occasion, so I wanted a card for my British nephew who was about to take some important school exams.
There will be lot more cooking at the 15th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival this weekend than fried shrimp and gumbo. Thanks to the Boy Scout Troop 400 of Richmond Hill, visitors to J.F. Gregory Park this Friday through Sunday will also have the chance to get a taste of something sweet with their seafood.
The Savannah-based cover band Outlaw Gypsy performs throughout the Coastal Empire and is set to hit the stage at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in J.F. Gregory Park.
Oct. 18-20: Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival - Show up hungry because more than 30 vendors will be cooking up their favorite seafood dishes at J.F. Gregory Park. Guests will also enjoy live music from headliners Collective Soul, Drivin' N Cryin' and Chris Wallace as they take the stage Saturday night. Other local bands will perform throughout the weekend. Support local nonprofits, take a look at locally made arts and crafts and sample fresh seafood from a variety of local restaurants. The festival runs from 5-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 ...
Oleander District of The Garden Club of Georgia Inc.'s 55th annual meeting, "By the Sea," will be held Oct. 22 at the Morgan Center on Jekyll Island.
If McCulloch Hoxie struggles with anything, it's sitting still.
Magdalena Breeson took her camera to the Pumpkin Patch last weekend.
Oct. 10-13: Tybee Island Pirate Festival - Get ready for some swashbuckling fun with live music, children's activities and a Pirate Victory Parade. Historically, Tybee Island has hosted the Pirate Festival every Columbus Day weekend, thrilling guests with costume contests and a complete transformation of the city into a bustling pirate village. The free parade is from 3-5 p.m. on Oct. 12. For a schedule of events and tickets information, visit tybeepiratefest.com.