By Kim Wade
Tabatha Lovitt, a homemaker, student and mother to a Special Olympics participant, faces the questions this week:
May 16: Free Nutrition and Fitness Class – Get healthy with the Goodwill Job Connection at 9701 Ford Ave. with their free nutrition and fitness class from 11 a.m. to noon. Learn about basic nutrition, healthy recipes, fitness, stress management and goal setting. For more information, please call 912-373-8432 or visit http://goodwillsavannah.org/.
ATLANTA - The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is holding its fourth annual online photo contest to coincide with Preservation Month in May. This year's theme is "The Civil War in Georgia."
Supporters for the Bryan County Bark Park in Richmond Hill flocked to Marker 107 in Kilkenny Thursday night for a wine and cheese fundraiser to donate money needed to begin work on the proposed 1.5-acre dog park in DeVaul Henderson Park.
Charlie, a human-walker that is looking for a long-term family, lives now at Bryan Animal Caregivers:
May 2: Richmond Hill Historical Society Lecture – The Richmond Hill Historical Society will feature Danny Brown's talk titled "The Nashville" at their monthly lecture series. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 756-3697 or visit www.richmondhillhistoricalsociety.com/calendar.html.
Living in coastal Georgia can present unique opportunities. Discovering an alligator living in your subdivision might be one of those.
Jack "Trapper Jack" Douglas, an alligator and nusiance animal trapper from Savannah, faces the questions this week:
April 25: Bark Park Wine and Cheese Fundraiser – Learn more about the proposed Bryan County Bark Park at a dog-themed fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. at Marker 107 at Kilkenny Creek. Guests can sample a wide range of fine wines, savory cheeses and delicious hors d'oeuvres while enjoying relaxing views and live music. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at door. A silent and live action will also take place. For more information, visit http://www.bryancountybarkpark.com.
Children gather Tuesday around local wildlife expert "Trapper Jack" Douglas to pet an alligator at the Richmond Hill Farmers Market in J.F. Gregory Park. Douglas had live alligators and rabbits for children to pet, and a plethora of wildlife mounts on display. Read more about Douglas in Wednesday's Life on the Hill.
Bryan Lodge No. 303 of Richmond Hill raised more than $500 to benefit the Salvation Army during its yard sale and pancake breakfast in March.
On April 23, thousands of people around the world will give more than 2 million free books to friends, family and strangers as part of World Book Night.
Caitlyn Boza, the outgoing editor of Life on the Hill, faces the questions this week, her last in the area:
April 18: Business After Hours – Jump 'N Jacks Family Fun Center will host the April Business After Hours at 5:30 p.m. at its location in Richmond Hill. Join members of the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce for light refreshments and networking. Call 756-3444 for more information.
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.