One evening, over dinner with her family at Golden Corral, eight-year-old Shannon Holcomb announced, "I want to save the world."
Dr. Ira Lamar Couey, a retired gynecologist who serves on the Richmond Hill Historical Society board, faces this week's Prouse questionnaire:
Feb. 10: "Picasso for a Night" painting class – Unleash your inner artist as you recreate "Starry Night" with step-by-step instruction from local artist, Carol Hartley. All supplies are included in $45 registration fee. Class will be held from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth's Parish Hall (16491 Hwy.144). To register, call 659-0098 or visit www.picassoforanight.com.
On Friday evening, Magnolia Manor residents will be treated to a Valentine's Day themed concert as part of one young girl's effort to give back to her community.
Christy Sherman, a volunteer at Fort McAllister State Historic Site and Richmond Hill Museum, faces this week's Proust questionnaire.
Feb. 4: "Love is in the Air" concert – Join Savannah Children's Choir member, Hanna Suddath, and friends (see feature story on Page 21) for a concert featuring vocal and instrumental performances of popular love songs. Event will take place at 7 p.m. at Magnolia Manor.
Historian Buddy Sullivan, who wrote "The Darien Journal of John Girardeau Legare, Rice-grower," lectured at the Richmond Hill Historical Society Thursday.
Tammy Collins never wanted a run-of-the-mill desk job. An athlete who has always loved the outdoors, she craved daily changes and challenges.
Jack Hyde, owner of Executive Resorts and proprietor of Jack's 3 Stool Bar and Lady in the Moon Observatory, got to face the questionnaire this week:
Jan. 20: Book Club for Adults – New members are welcome to join Richmond Hill Public Library's Adult Book Club, meeting at the library from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Stop by to join or learn more about the club, where you can get acquainted with both interesting books and people.
There's a new sweet spot in town.
Shannon GaNun, director of communications and membership for the Ford Plantation, answers this week's questionnaire:
Jan. 12: Women's Business Alliance meeting – If you're a female business owner or professional working in Richmond Hill, Women's Business Alliance of Richmond Hill invites you to their first meeting of 2011, which will take place from 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. at the RHBC Chamber office (2591 U.S. Hwy. 17, #100). To learn more, contact WBARichmondHill@roundtablelive.org.
Richmond Hill Community Theatre was created in February 2010 to enrich and entertain Richmond Hill via quality theatrical productions. The group hopes to build on that mission in its second year and beyond through additional community involvement.
Susan Justice, technology resource teacher at G.W. Carver Elementary School, answered this week's questionnaire:
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.