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.
Nearly 150 children broke out their fishing poles and tackle Aug. 27 to compete in the annual Bryan County Bass Masters Kids Fishing Tournament at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.
Sept. 8: "Disappearing Lifestyles on Bryan Neck" Art Show – The Richmond Hill Historical Society will host an art show and reception at the Richmond Hill Museum starting at 6:30 p.m. View original artwork by local artists, featuring the people, places and events that have helped define our city and county. Refreshments will be served. The Bailey Carpenter Barbershop building also will be open for viewing during the event. Please call 756-3697 to learn more.
Cynda Schneider has traveled to 60 countries. She is 22 years old.
Heather Walker, director of the Richmond Hill Teen Center, faces this week's lineup of questions:
Sept. 2: Savannah Craft Brew Fest – Take your pick of over 150 craft beers to sample and learn about the art of craft brewing at this three-day festival. The event, which will take place at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center (Hutchinson Island) will also feature a golf tournament, oyster roast, seminars, fireworks, dessert party and more. Tickets cost $25-$75. For details, visit www.savannahcraftbrewfest.com.
American Legion Post 27 Commander Bill Helms is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He proudly served his country in the Air Force, and now, he proudly serves his fellow veterans.
Dr. Daniel Kiene, director of bands and 2011-12 teacher of the year at Richmond Hill High School, answers this week's questions:
As regular readers of this column will know, I love America and I really love living in this community. However, when my husband and I were looking at which part of the U.S. to make our home, there were some aspects of the natural world here that frankly terrified me.
Olivia Melvin, a former basketball player at Bryan County High School and now on the team at the College of Coastal Georgia, participated Saturday in a team community service project with Habitat for Humanity in Brunswick.
Aug. 25: Dolphin program – Visit the Richmond Hill Historical Museum at 7 p.m. for a special program hosted by The Dolphin Project. Learn about the bottlenose dolphin and how you can get involved with researching and protecting them. People of all ages, regardless of experience, are welcome to attend and learn how to become a trained team member. Research workshop will follow the program. For more information, go to www.thedolphinproject.org, email email@example.com or call Peach Hubbard at 657-3927.
Getting a drivers license can be a thrilling, liberating experience for teens. It can also be a challenging one, as they learn not only to navigate a vehicle, but the laws and responsibilities that go along with it.
Kelly Wood, activities director at Magnolia Manor on the Coast, got to face this this week's questions:
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.
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.
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