Jan. 5: Common Threads - Join the Richmond Hill Public Library's Common Threads group at 10 a.m. to learn to knit or crochet, or improve upon your skills, and create items for charity in the process. For more information, call 756-3580.
Three Richmond Hill dogs represented their hometown well Dec. 2-5 during the 2010 Savannah and Beaufort Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at the Coastal Empire Fair Grounds in Savannah.
On a drizzly, dreary, mid-December day, a group of women enthusiastically oversee a fundraiser bake sale outside of the Richmond Hill Food Lion.
At their regular meeting on Dec. 16, Rotary Club members and seniors from the Richmond Hill Senior Center were treated a dance performance by Life Moves Dance Studio. The performance was a preview for the studio's 2010 holiday production, "Scrooge," which took place on Dec. 19.
Dec. 22: Common Threads - Join the Richmond Hill Public Library's Common Threads group at 10 a.m. to learn to knit or crochet, or improve upon your skills, and create items for charity in the process. Donate your finished pieces to Project Linus or Warm Up America, which accept blankets and hats for the needy. For more information, call 756-3580.
We all have that family member-an aunt, a grandparent, or maybe even our own mother or father-who loves to break out old scrapbooks and photo albums at family gatherings.
Jennifer Franks is admissions director at Magnolia Manor:
Dec. 16: Reading to Nero - If your child is having trouble reading out loud, or would just like to improve their reading skills, bring them to the Richmond Hill Public Library from 4-5 p.m. to read to Nero, a trained therapy dog who will listen without correcting or embarrassing them. To learn more, call 756-3580.
The house at 135 James Dunham Parkway in Richmond Hill lights up the sky with Christmas decorations that move in time with the music when visitors turn their car radio dial to 107.1FM. The house is a model home for Homes of Integrity Construction Co., and vice president Meagan Mowry said the decorations are the company's holiday gift to Richmond Hill. The house is lit nightly from 6 to 9:30 p.m. until Dec. 31.
During the holiday season, when we reflect on our blessings, often we think of how we can help those in need.
Bonnie Proctor, customer service representative for the THA Group, Island Home Health Care and Island Hospice, takes on the questionnaire this week:
Dec. 8: Silent Auction - Richmond Hill Public Library's Common Threads group hosts a silent auction of unique handmade items. Stop by the library to place your bids and learn more. Auction ends at noon on Dec. 13. All proceeds benefit American Cancer Society / Relay for Life Richmond Hill.
Richmond Hill Recreation Association, our city's own youth sports non-profit, has undergone some exciting new changes in the past few months.
Maike George, assistant manager of the Richmond Hill Public Library, was asked to complete this week's questionnaire:
Dec. 1: Small works art show - Arts on the Coast sponsors this show, on display now throughout December inside What's the Scoop Cafe, featuring small works of art by local artists. All of the art is on sale for under $150, and includes originals or prints of paintings, photog raphs, mixed media works and more. Stop by to take a look and purchase a unique Christmas gift.
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.