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See and be seen: Richmond Hill Holiday Market

Paige Hewlett took her camera to the Holiday Market last weekend.

December 18, 2013 | | Life on the Hill

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Dec. 18: Holly Days Small Business Days - Local businesses in Richmond Hill will once again extend normal business hours for a seasonal small business promotion sponsored by the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce. For more information on the businesses that are participating, visit or call 756-3444.

December 18, 2013 | | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Down Home Country Christmas Parade

Magdalena Bresson and other staff members took their cameras out to Saturday's parade in Richmond Hill.

December 11, 2013 | | Life on the Hill

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Dec. 14: Winter Muster at Fort McAllister - Celebrate the final battle of the Confederate troops from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fort McAllister. The battle will take place at 5 p.m. A self-guided tour will be held right after the battle at which time the visitors will view the destruction of war first hand. Admission is charged. Call 727-2339 for information.

December 11, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Ranger leaving park, not community

After serving more than three decades as the park manager of a popular state historic park, retirement is a return to the simple things for Danny Brown - spending time with his family, connecting with his community and putting down some roots.

December 04, 2013 | By Paige Hewlett | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: EPIC Thanksgiving

Church members sent in photos from Consumed Church's EPIC Thanksgiving Dinner. More than 100 people joined Consumed Church on Thanksgiving Day for its Engaging People in Community, or EPIC, Thanksgiving dinner. The food was provided by Consumer Groups, the small-group Bible study, and the United Way of Bryan County.

December 04, 2013 | | Life on the Hill

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Dec. 6: Opening lighting ceremony & Chili Cook-Off - The city of Richmond Hill will kick off the season with the lighting of the holiday lights and sampling award-winning chili from local chefs from 6:30-9 p.m. in J.F. Gregory Park. Cook-off booths will be filled with chili chefs and craft vendors. Cash awards are given to the best-tasting chili in town. Enjoy a variety of food, entertainment and more.

December 04, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Christmas Stroll promotes shopping locally

Instead of shopping the Black Friday chaos this year, the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce is asking residents to think about shopping, playing and dining locally.

November 27, 2013 | By Paige Hewlett Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Soldier welcomed home

Paige Hewlett, herself a miltiary spouse, had her camera out Saturday when 1st Lt. Matt Dudley was welcomed from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan by his wife, Dhannon and their three boys, Isaac, Eli and Titus.

November 27, 2013 | | Life on the Hill

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Nov. 30: The Nutcracker - Savannah Ballet Theatre presents Tchaikovsky's classic holiday ballet featuring area dancers as well as professionals at the Lucas theatre for the Arts in downtown Savannah. Show times are 2 and 8 p.m. The matinee show is $12 for general admission, and the evening show is $18-$38 for reserved seating only. For more information, call 912-525-5040 or visit

November 27, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Woman writes about childhood in Bryan County

As the holiday season draws near, the focus turns to the importance of family and community. And that's just what author, veteran and Bryan County native Carletha M. Oliver does as she uses her childhood and family memories as the historical basis to her soon-to-be-released novel, "Exceptional."

November 20, 2013 | By Paige Hewlett Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Bark Park movie fundraiser

An outdoor movie brought out animal lovers who wanted to support the developing Bark park.

November 20, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

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Nov. 21: Nutrition and fitness classes - The Goodwill Job Connection, located upstairs from the Goodwill Store in Richmond Hill at 9701 Ford Ave., will host a free nutrition and fitness classes from 11 a.m. to noon. Subjects covered include basic nutrition, fitness, stress management and goal setting. For more information, call 373-8432.

November 20, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Annual 5K salutes Capt. Matthew Freeman

Matthew Freeman would be nearing his 34th birthday if he were here to see the hundreds of Richmond Hill friends and community members race in his memory on Saturday in the annual Capt. Matthew Freeman Memorial Run in WaterWays Township.

November 13, 2013 | By Magdalena Bresson Correspondent | Life on the Hill

Q&A with Matthew Freeman's sister Virginia Wiedower

Virginia Wiedower, one of Matthew Freeman's sisters, answers some questions about her brother and the charity that was established in his honor after his death:

November 13, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

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Boy Scouts gear up for fundraiser

Boy Scout Troop 527 has been in existence under its current charter for 31 years, and the Scouts have been doing a chicken dinner fundraiser for a large part of that time - according to Scoutmaster Mathew Brown, the fundraiser has been raising money for the troop for at least 20 years.

April 09, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: First Farmers Market

Many community members came out April 1 to the first Richmond Hill Farmers Market of the year. The market included many vendors selling produce, fresh baked bread, homemade cookies, dog treats, crafts, ice cream, kettle corn and more. Tiffany Stroud took her camera out to record some of the happenings.

April 09, 2014 | | Life on the Hill

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April 9: Yappy Hour Fundraiser - The Bark Park Association is having its monthly Yappy Hour fundraiser at Fish Tales Restaurant at Fort McAllister Marina from 6-8 p.m. A percentage of all proceeds will be donated to the nonprofit organization behind the Bryan County Bark Park. The event will include socialization of dogs and their owners with beer at $1 a cup. Dogs can drink Bowser beer or fresh water. Entry is free and well-behaved dogs are encouraged to attend. Cocktails will be offered as well as non-alcoholic drinks. Bark Park merchandise such as koozies, sweatshirts, T-shirt, bandanas, soap and ...

April 09, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Community rallies for student fighting cancer

They thought it was just an ear infection that turned into a cyst. But when Billy and Crystal Hunawill took their 16-year-old son A.J. Rovito Jr. to the hospital, it turned into much more.

April 02, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Relay Survivor Dinner

More than 70 people attended the Relay For Life Survivor Dinner last week at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center, which honors and celebrates local cancer survivors while recognizing their caregivers. Food was donated by The Smokin' Pig, and decorated cookies were donated by Julie Chapman. Hanna Keith, featured in an ACS video "Hanna's Hope" that chronicled her fight with childhood cancer, was the guest speaker.The News' Shana Statham brought along her camera to document the folks who attended.

April 02, 2014 | | Life on the Hill

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April 3-6: Fort Stewart Carnival - Enjoy amusement rides for children and adults, skill games, food concessions and more at Walker Field on Fort Stewart. The event is open to the public. Prices are one ticket for $1, 12 tickets for $10, 24 tickets for $20, 50 tickets for $25 or arm bands for $25 per person/per night, which allows for unlimited rides. Thursday and Friday the carnival opens at 6 p.m. Saturday the carnival opens at noon, and Sunday it opens at 1 p.m. Pets, coolers, outside food, glass bottles and weapons are prohibited. For more information ...

April 02, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Changing lives on the Thai-Burma border

She wants to see peace. She wants to see a culture honored and traditions kept. She wants to see hope for a better future. She wants to see these things for a special people she has come to love on the other side of the world.

March 26, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Business After Hours H&L Tire and Auto Repair

Members of the Richmond Hill business community joined the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce for its monthly Business After Hours, hosted Thursday at H&L Tire and Auto Repair on Longwood Drive. The event included several raffles in which attendees had the chance to win cash prizes, a gift certificate for four tires, a Big Green Egg and more. News advertising representative Shana Statham brought her camera along to document it.

March 26, 2014 | By Shana Statham | Life on the Hill

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March 27-30: Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens - Self-guided walking tours in different historic areas, mostly in downtown Savannah, gives guests a peek inside private homes. Lectures, teas and garden tours are also available. Each event is ticketed separately. Tour prices vary. For more information, call 234-8054.

March 26, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill


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