Mathew McGuthry, a sophomore at Richmond Hill High School and prospective Eagle Scout, is putting together care packages for soldiers returning home from deployments, and he needs your help.
Two local nonprofit organizations, the Dolphin Project and Fort McAllister State Historic Park, are in the running to win grant money from national initiatives spearheaded by major soft drink corporations.
When a 2008 car accident left Drew J. Bradley with a debilitating back injury, the former athlete was devastated. He could no longer play basketball, run, ride his bike, or even work.
National Night Out took place at J.F. Gregory Park on August 3, and thousands of local residents came out to enjoy the festivities.
The Rev. Glenn Martin joined Richmond Hill United Methodist Church this summer as the congregation's new Senior Pastor.
McDonald's (in the Publix plaza) hosted "Family Night" with a theme of Marvel Heroes last week. Kids were invited to dress in costume, and the restaurant provided coloring pages, games, bingo, and free ice cream.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club teamed up with the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service on July 17 to host its annual Coastal Georgia Adopt-A-Wetland Workshop.
Life Moves' free National Dance Day recent festivities brought out dancers.
Aug. 6: Life Moves Dance Studio Open House - Sashay over to Life Moves (10747 Hwy. 144) to learn about their fall dance programs for children and adults, beginner through advanced. Classes begin on Saturday, August 7. Open House and Registration will take place from 2:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Visit www.lifemoveesdance.com or call 756-8482 for details.
Daniel Brown is a total history buff.
"It's important for the Richmond Hill community to get to know our Richmond Hill schools and their leaders. Our experienced Richmond Hill principals include Mary Anne Tiedemann at Richmond Hill Primary; Walt Barnes at Richmond Hill Elementary; Crystal Morales at Carver Elementary; Helen Herndon at Richmond Hill Middle; and Charles Spann at Richmond Hill High School. In addition, the Richmond Hill schools have a core of highly qualified returning staff. Through specific teacher improvement activities, the Bryan County schools will complete the implementation of the Georgia Performance Standards through a standards-based classroom setting.
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.