Joshua N. Bradley, 18, of Richmond Hill, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.
Dr. George Washington Carver was a scientist, educator and inventor best known for his work with peanuts.
Area youth were invited to sample adventures at the recent Outdoor Adventure Day at the Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery.
Oct. 6: Historical Society meeting – Civil War historian Talley Kirkland will be the guest speaker at the Richmond Hill Historical Society's October meeting, which will take place at the museum at 7 p.m. Meetings are free and open to the public. Please call 756-3697 for details or directions.
There's a bright new addition to the children's section of Richmond Hill Public Library.
Brenda Garrett, site manager of the Richmond Hill Senior Center, got to face this week's questions:
Sept. 29: Urgent Care Second Anniversary – Visit Richmond Hill's Urgent Care facility (60 Exchange St., Suite B-7) to help them celebrate their second anniversary with food, tours and giveaways, including an iPad 2 and dinner for two at Marker 107. You must be present to win prizes. Anniversary celebration is free and open to the public, and will take place from 5-7 p.m.
Last Wednesday, fifth-graders at George Washington Carver Elementary school experienced hands-on learning with a traveling exhibit.
Amy Blocker, a fifth grade teacher at G.W. Carver Elementary School, answers this week's questions:
Sept 23: Jazz in the Park – Head over to Savannah's Forsyth Park from 7-11 p.m. for an evening of free, outdoor jazz sponsored by the Savannah Jazz Festival. Take in the sounds of Huxie Scott & Friends, Stan Killian Quartet and UNF Band with Allan Harris. For details, visit www.savannahjazzfestival.org.
American Post 27 in Richmond Hill recently elected new officers for 2012, according to post Commander Bill Helms.
The author Loren Eiseley once wrote a story about a man who liked to write at the beach.
Don Roberts, a social studies teacher at Richmond Hill High School, got to answer the questions this week:
Sept. 15: Care Packages for Troops – In honor of National Assisted Living Week, the residents Magnolia Manor invite the citizens of Richmond Hill to join them in collecting items for and assembling care packages to send to soldiers overseas. Enjoy coffee, cookies, crafts and conversation as you work with seniors for this charitable cause. Event begins at 3 p.m. at Magnolia Manor. For a complete list of items needed, visit www.give2thetroops.org or call Kelly Wood at 756-4300, extension 102.
In the early years of the Cold War, the CIA and the British Secret Intelligence Service came up with a plan to tap into Soviet military communication.
It's opening. After years of fundraising and months of construction, the Bryan County Bark Park is officially opening with a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the new facility in DeVaul Henderson Park.
Wendy Bolton, president of the Bryan County Bark Park project, answers questions about the park, which is set to open next week:
Oct. 31-Nov. 1: 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 a lawn chair. Visit The Ice Cream Stop's Facebook page for more information.
Fifty – that's the number of races Jacy Vergara has run in her lifetime, and she's still going strong.
Thousands of people from the surrounding area came out to the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival last weekend. The community enjoyed seafood, fried desserts, musical performances and carnival rides during the three-day event. Tiffany Stroud took her camera along to catch a little bit of the action.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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