Modern-day Fort McAllister is home to educational events and celebrations, but 150 years ago, it was home to Joseph McAllister, captain of the Hardwick Mounted Rifles - a cavalry unit made up exclusively of men from Bryan County, predominantly from around Hardwick, Keller and what was then known as Ways Station.
Jan. 9: Yappy Hour - Bark Park organizers will hold their monthly fundraiser for the county's dog park slated for Henderson Park from 6-8 p.m. at Fish Tales Restaurant. The group will release the annual plan for fundraising and the building plans for the park. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Visit www.bryancountybarkpark.com/ for more information.
For some, January is all about getting back on track after a gluttonous holiday season and resolutions could be focused on getting in better shape, eating well or jumping into new hobbies. The Richmond Hill YMCA offers a few health-minded programs to help people meet their goals.
Members of the Bryan County Fire Department were busy Christmas with Santa Runs, Breakfast With Santa, Toys for Tots and more. Santa and BCFD members also went out to the South Bryan Recreation Department on Dec. 18 to meet with kids involved in the SBRC Special Needs Activities Program, also known as SNAP. From all reports, a great time was had by kids, firefighters and Santa himself. The accompany photos were shot by Bryan Browning.
Jan. 1: 13th annual Tybee Polar Plunge - After a night of merrymaking and ringing in the new year, gather two or more friends and enter the "Gang of Goofs" costume contest for the chance to win some great prizes, including a coveted engraving on the "Le Goof" trophy for the first-place team. Proceeds benefit the restoration and renovation of the Tybee Post Theater. The parade begins at 11 a.m., and the plunge is at noon. Admission is $25. For more information, go to tybeepolarplunge.com.
Few things grant holiday cheer like carolers singing, hot chocolate and merrymaking in the cool air.
Q: Your red-cheeked sibling from up north seems to get all of the credit these days, but we thought we'd give ol' Bubba Claus a little well-deserved publicity this season, too.
Dec. 28: Beaches and Borders tour of Tybee Island - Enjoy a two-hour exploration of the salt marshes and beaches of Tybee Island from 9:30-11:30 a.m. A naturalist guide will explain the cultural and natural history of the coastline. Reservations are required. The cost is $25 per person and $15 per child under 12 accompanied by a parent. Fees include the use of binoculars and spotting scopes. For more information, call 786-5801.
Whether it is through community partnerships, donations or compassionate volunteers, Richmond Hill continues to support the Bryan County branch of the United Way of the Coastal Empire.
Paige Hewlett took her camera to the Holiday Market last weekend.
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 www.rhbcchamber.org or call 756-3444.
Magdalena Bresson and other staff members took their cameras out to Saturday's parade in Richmond Hill.
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.
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.
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.
Around five years ago, Butch and Sherri Broome bought the little restaurant at the marina. Now, Fish Tales Restaurant at Fort McAllister Marina has become a successful and popular spot among Richmond Hill residents and visitors – even being awarded Business of the Year from the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce this year.
Children and their families came out to The Ice Cream Stop's Movie Night Under the Stars Saturday to see the movie "Marmaduke." Many of the families enjoyed a tasty treat from the ice cream shop. The store hosts a movie night every Friday and Saturday, weather permitting.Tiffany Stroud captured some of the people who attended in her camera.
Jyly 17: Business After Hours - Hosted by the Holiday Inn Express, Chamber members and their guests are invited to enjoy an evening of networking, food, beverages, door prizes and a chance at the Chamber's 50/50 cash raffle. The event is from 5:30-7 p.m. For more information, call 756-3444.
For the fifth year in a row, the city of Richmond Hill is being recognized for its initiatives in creating a community that allows children to get balanced and active play in a safe environment. Richmond Hill has been named a 2014 Playful City USA honoree by KaBOOM! and the Humana Foundation.
The city of Richmond Hill celebrated Independence Day last Saturday with live entertainment, water rides for children, vendors, fireworks and more. Thousands of community members came out to J.F. Gregory Park to enjoy music by "The Tams" and celebrate America. Tiffany Stroud was among them with her camera to document the festivities.
July 10-16: Butterflies Interactive Display - Experience the life of butterflies through this interactive display in the Center Court of the Savannah Mall Monday-Saturday, from 12-8 p.m., or Sunday from 12-5 p.m. Admission is $3, and children under the age of 8 get in free with an adult ticket purchase. For more information, call 927-7467.
Page 1 of 1