Trevor Johnson, a naturalist at Fort McAllister Historic Park, faces the questions this week:
July 3: Tybee Island's Independence Day Fireworks - It's time once again, for the annual night-before-Independence Day fireworks display at the beach. The fireworks are visible from anywhere on the east side of the island and start about a half hour after sunset. For more information, call (912) 786-5801 or log on to visittybee.com.
The lush greens of Legacy Ridge sit at the base of the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, N.C. Its characters reside in a world so utopian few outsiders have - or ever will be - admitted. And that is exactly how its members wish to keep it.
R. Bruce Walker, author of "Hanging Lies," "Jester's Dance" and "The Last Canary," faces the questions this week:
June 29: Lucky Ducky Derby - Help Tybee Island build a year-round pool by participating in the inaugural Lucky Ducky Derby at the Lighthouse Grounds. Racers will arrive at noon and adopt their ducks - each duckie is $5 or racers can purchase five duckies for $20. All races are run in heats and winners walk away with a grand prize. Adoption certificates will also be sold at various businesses around Tybee or from Community Pool Committee members. For more information call Cappy Birdwell at (912) 786-4354 or contact Rita Jane Eichelzer at (912) 786-5882.
Writer Vicki-lynn Brunskill, whose work includes the novel, "Waving Backwards," faces the questions this week:
June 21: Friday on the Train - Every third Friday from May to September set up your lawn chairs at 10220 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill and enjoy some entertainment. In addition to scheduled live music, guests are welcome to participate in open-mic sessions towards the end of each event as an audition for a music production being planned for later in the year. Events are free and sponsored by the Suites at Station Exchange.
If Vicki-lynn Brunskill knew one thing in the pit of her stomach, it was that she couldn't waste one more day merely thinking about all the ways she could be helping those in need.
The Richmond Hill History Museum isn't shabby per se. In fact, it's in much better condition than one might expect given it once housed a bevy of kindergarteners in the 1940s and '50s, and later the office workers of a bustling paper company. Sure, it needs a shiny new coat of paint, and yes, the chimney happens to be a tad leaky. Even the tightest of ships needs a little upkeep every now and then.
Sarah Volker, president of the Richmond Hill Historical Society, faced the questions this week:
June 14: Teen night under the stars - Jump N' Jacks offers a night of movies, music and dancing for Bryan County teens from 7:30-11 p.m. each Friday. Kids of all ages are welcome for pizza, soda, movies and games. The cost is $20 for admission and includes pizza, soda and a $10 game card.
Eight year-old Richmond Hill resident Emma Williamson has spent the last three years learning the art of jujitsu in hopes of earning her junior black belt.
"Get your mind right and your body will follow."
Marilyn Ward, owner of No Excuses as well as being a fitness trainer and nutrition counselor, faces the questions this week:
May 25: Graduation for Bryan County Schools – The ceremony for Richmond Hill High School graduates will begin at 2 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center, while Bryan County High School will host ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. at the school's gymnasium.
F or John McCosker, the hobby that once kept him out of trouble as a youngster is now a vital teaching tool for his two young sons.
Magda Bresson took her camera to the Wounded Warrior Fishing Rodeo last weekend at Fort McAllister Marina.
Oct. 4-6: Oktoberfest on River Street - Downtown Savannah is hosting its 30th annual weekend-long festival on the river celebrating fall, food, beer and fun. Special attractions include wiener dog races, bratwurst tasting, sausage eating contests and a River Street keg roll. There will also be live music and a Beer Garden. The event kicks off in Rousakis Plaza at noon Friday and doesn't end until 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 912-234-0295.
Thanks to summer rains that soaked coastal Georgia over the summer, pumpkins are likely to be a little harder to come by. But organizers of the annual Pumpkin Patch in J.F. Gregory Park are hoping the event will go unscathed as they plan for another popular year for the round orange gourds.
Magdalena Bresson took her camera out to Friday on the Train last week the accompanying photos showsome of the folks who turned out.
Sept. 28: Free Day - Join Georgians in a celebration of state parks and historic sites with free admission all day and parks such as Fort McAllister, Skidaway Island, Wormsloe and others. The statewide event showcases how parks enrich communities and the importance of local volunteerism. Choose from activities ranging from trail maintenance and river cleanups, to guided hikes and golf tournaments. For more information, call 1-800-864-7275 or visit www.GeorgiaStateParks.org.
Vicki Myers said she has always shared a love for biblical history, especially biblical plants, with her husband, Bryan County Commissioner Steve Myers. They made a home in Richmond Hill nearly 12 years ago, but they also discovered a wealth of untended land deep in the heart of Bryan County, perfect for harvesting the ancient crops the couple had always dreamed of.
Magdalena Bresson took her camera out to Yappy Hour at Fish Tales, which raised more than $1,200 for the Bryan County dog park.
Sept. 20: Third annual Warrior Classic Golf Tournament - Support local wounded warriors in this tournament at The Club at Savannah Harbor presented by Spine & Sport Foundation. Registration and lunch are at 11 a.m., and a shotgun start is at 1 p.m. They are currently seeking sponsorships for holes and prizes, as well as registration for teams. All entries and donations are tax deductible and participants can drop off a registration form at any Spine and Sport location. For more information, call 912-713-0777.
In an instant, Sujo John's American dream became a nightmare on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. Having come to the United States from India with his wife less than six months prior, the 25-year-old had paused earlier that morning to reflect on just how lucky he was to have found a home and a job in one of the most prosperous cities in the world.
Gib Robinson, president of the Richmond Hill Friends of the Library, faces the questions this week.
Sept. 12: 'Yappy Hour' for Bark Park - It's BYOD (bring your own dog) from 6-8 p.m. at Fish Tales Restaurant on Fort McAllister Road to raise funds for the construction of the county's dog park at Henderson Park. Southern Eagle has donated a keg and will be offering cups of beer for $1 each. Entry is free and special "Bryan" cocktails will be offered with non-alcoholic versions available. Bark Park products with the Bryan logo will also be for sale including new koozies for $5 that includes the first cup of beer free. For more information, visit ...
Linda Newsome is not the same woman she was in February 2009 - that's when doctors handed her a near fatal diagnosis and prepared her for what would soon become the hardest battle of her life.
Magdalena Bresson hauled her camera out to Fort McAllister Monday to capture the essence of its Labor Day Festival.
Sept. 7: Surfers for Autism - This all-day surfing event benefits people with autism and invites guests to enjoy music, catered food, games and more. Surfers will gather at the Tybee Pier Pavillion at 9 a.m. and suit up for a full day of fun in the surf. Experience is not required and the event is free, but surfers will need to preregister on the organization's website. For more information, call 912-652-6780 or visit surfersforautism.org.