Great inventors rarely receive the recognition they deserve. I'd love to shake hands with the guys who invented duct tape, Weedwhackers and WD-40 - three of the greatest inventions of all time. I'd also like to thank John Montagu, fourth earl of Sandwich and eponymous inventor of the original fast food - the sandwich.
Some 50 volunteers showed up at Fort McAllister on Saturday to rake, paint and help clean up as part of the annual Civil War Trust Volunteer Day.
Getting back in shape after having a baby is no walk in the park. Or is it?
Natalie Lucero, owner and instructor for Stroller Strides of Savannah, faces the questions this week:
April 10-14: Tybee Wine Festival – Enjoy a sampling of international wines and craft beers at the 2013 Tybee Wine Festival. The festival will feature a variety of wine and culinary events, including a grand wine tasting and champagne brunch. For tickets and a complete schedule of events, visit www. tybeewinefestival.com.
Jan Joiner of Joiner Daylily Gardens shared her wisdom about growing daylilies at a recent Richmond Hill Garden Club meeting.
Child hunger isn't a problem many people associate with Bryan County, but according to the U.S. Census Bureau, it's a real threat that nearly 17 percent of children in the county face every day.
Kristi Cox, director of the United Way of the Coastal Empire -- Bryan County Office, faces the questions this week:
April 4: History lecture – Chris Hendricks, historian and professor at Armstrong Atlantic State University, will discuss Savannah and its historic architecture at 7 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Museum. The public is invited to attend. For more information, visit www.richmondhillhistoricalsociety.com.
Rick Smith is making a difference in Bryan County one student at a time.
Rick Smith, who runs GED programs for Savannah Technical College in Bryan County, faces the questions this week:
Through April 6: Savannah Music Festival – Georgia's largest musical festival will feature dozens of performances from music icons like Old Crow Medicine Show and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. To check out a complete schedule of events or purchase tickets, visit www.savannahmusicfestival.org.
It's not how old you get, it's how you get old.
This week, Elmer Walker, a volunteer prison minister, was asked to answer the questions:
March 22: 'Seussical' the musical – Richmond Hill High School will bring Dr. Seuss' characters to life in a production of "Seussical" at 7 p.m. March at Richmond Hill Elementary School. Advanced tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults. At the door, tickets will be $6 for students and $10 for adults. For more information, visit the school's website at www.rhhs.bryan.k12.ga.us.
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.