Richmond Hill High School senior Joshua Porter has been named 2011 STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) Student for the Bryan County Schools system.
Bryan County Commissioner Carter Infinger,who represents District 4, faced this week's barrage of questions:
March 9: Arts on the Coast Exhibit – Arts on the Coast presents an art exhibit, hosted by Merrill Lynch (7414 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah), throughout the month of March. Free and open to the public, original artwork by local artists can be viewed during business hours (M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). To learn more, contact Sue Vertullo at 665-1025.
When her California neighbors lost their beloved family dog to a house fire in 1989, Camy Thumwood thought about her own pets - three cats she considered part of her family - and what might happen to them in a similar circumstance.
Wendy Sims, director of Bryan County Family Connection, answers this week's line up of questions:
March 3: Richmond Hill Historical Society meeting – At the society's March meeting, Rand Tuttle will speak on the "Life of a Slave." All are welcome to attend this free presentation, which will take place at 7 p.m. at the museum. For details or directions, please call 756-3697.
Do any of us really know what it means to take life's "lemons" and "make lemonade" anymore? We hear the well-meaning proverb so often, we barely give it a second thought.
George Washington Carver Elementary School Principal Crystal Morales lists her likes and dislikes in this week's Proust questionnaire:
St. Anne's Catholic Church hosted a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Friday evening for Richmond Hill resident Dylan Moore, 9, who is battling leukemia. Approximately 500 tickets and to-go meals were pre-ordered, with more purchased at the door. All proceeds will help Dylan's family with medical expenses.
Feb. 24: "Picasso for a Night" painting class – Unleash your inner artist as you paint "The Blue Crab" with step-by-step instruction from artist Carol Hartley. All supplies are included in $45 fee. Class will be held at 6:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth's Parish Hall. For details and to register, call 659-0098.
On Saturday, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill hosted a "Grease" Valentine Prom fundraiser. Attendees enjoyed '50s themed dinner, music and dancing, as well as live and silent auctions to benefit charitable organizations.
In 1962, the Cold War reached new and dangerous heights with the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Feb. 16: Story time – Richmond Hill Public Library hosts this reading program for children ages 3-5 (must be accompanied by parent or guardian), during which they are read picture books. Story time begins at 1:30 p.m. For additional information, please call 756-3580.
More than 40 people visited the Richmond Hill Museum for free on Sunday, enjoying guided tours through exhibits and a lecture by local historian Buddy Sullivan.
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill has made donations to help the community.
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.