Nothing speaks of summer quite like an old-fashioned hot dog and a good baseball game. This week, more than 120 11- and 12-year-old boys are vying for the championship at the Georgia 11/12 Little League State Championship Tournament in Richmond Hill and a chance to head to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
July 26: 2013 Georgia 11/12 Little League Championship - Friday marks the last day of the tournament. Come out and support your favorite Little-Leaguers in the championship game of the series. The concessions stand opens at 9 a.m. and serves snacks and drinks until noon. A DJ will introduce the teams at 10 a.m. and play will begin shortly after that. For more information call 912-756-4075 or visit sbcrec.org.
On a wooded back road, deep in the heart of Bryan County, Steve London may very well be cooking breakfast for a small group of guests at the Heron Cove Bed and Breakfast at Silverstream Plantation.
July 19-28: 58th Beaufort Water Festival - The annual celebration of Southern summer traditions, returns to the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort, S.C. The festival kicks off with opening ceremonies featuring the Parris Island Marine Band and a fireworks show at dusk by Southeastern Pyrotechnics and the rest of the weekend is filled with fishing, Dragon Boat racing and athletic tournaments. Most events are free, for more information call 843-524-0600 or visit www.bftwaterfestival.com.
There's an old Czech proverb that reads: "One can judge a fine beer with just one taste, but its best to be thoroughly sure." That's the motto by which Lyman Deliguori brews batches of craft beer in the garage of his Richmond Hill home.
Richmond Hill resident Lyman Deliguori, who works for Volkswagen but whose passion is home breweing, faces the questions this week:
July 11: Second Thursday night in the park - Enjoy live entertainment while shopping the Hinesville Farmers Market at Bradwell Park from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This week features The Backporch Band in concert.
There was a time when going off to summer camp meant learning how to build a campsite and rubbing two sticks together to make a fire. And while many boys and girls have become rooted in a tech-driven world, a place still exists where they can experience the great outdoors just as their parents did before them.
Trevor Johnson, a naturalist at Fort McAllister Historic Park, faces the questions this week:
July 3: Tybee Island's Independence Day Fireworks - It's time once again, for the annual night-before-Independence Day fireworks display at the beach. The fireworks are visible from anywhere on the east side of the island and start about a half hour after sunset. For more information, call (912) 786-5801 or log on to visittybee.com.
The lush greens of Legacy Ridge sit at the base of the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, N.C. Its characters reside in a world so utopian few outsiders have - or ever will be - admitted. And that is exactly how its members wish to keep it.
R. Bruce Walker, author of "Hanging Lies," "Jester's Dance" and "The Last Canary," faces the questions this week:
June 29: Lucky Ducky Derby - Help Tybee Island build a year-round pool by participating in the inaugural Lucky Ducky Derby at the Lighthouse Grounds. Racers will arrive at noon and adopt their ducks - each duckie is $5 or racers can purchase five duckies for $20. All races are run in heats and winners walk away with a grand prize. Adoption certificates will also be sold at various businesses around Tybee or from Community Pool Committee members. For more information call Cappy Birdwell at (912) 786-4354 or contact Rita Jane Eichelzer at (912) 786-5882.
Writer Vicki-lynn Brunskill, whose work includes the novel, "Waving Backwards," faces the questions this week:
June 21: Friday on the Train - Every third Friday from May to September set up your lawn chairs at 10220 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill and enjoy some entertainment. In addition to scheduled live music, guests are welcome to participate in open-mic sessions towards the end of each event as an audition for a music production being planned for later in the year. Events are free and sponsored by the Suites at Station Exchange.
It's the beginning of a new program. Fort McAllister State Historic Park hosted a one-day camp called Junior Naturalist Mini Camp for children ages 8-12 recently.
The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce had its annual Meeting and Dinner Banquet Jan. 22 at the Richmond Hill City Center. Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Garrison Commander Col. Kevin F. Gregory was the keynote speaker. Richmond Hill Pharmacy was named Business of the Year. For more photos, go to community.bryancountynews.net/gallery/detail/3813/
Jan. 29 & 31: "The Wizard of Oz" Auditions – The Richmond Hill Community Theatre will host auditions for the production of "The Wizard of Oz," which will be performed May 1 and 2. The auditions will take place at the Richmond Hill Public Library from 6-9 p.m., on Jan. 29, and from 2-5 p.m., on Jan. 31. Singing talent is not required, but is a plus. Participants to do not need to prepare a monologue or have an extensive acting resume. Actors can bring a headshot, but it is not required.
Two local businesses - the Richmond Hill branch of the Navy Federal Credit Union and the Richmond Hill City Center - along with several local individuals recently made donations to help give sets of books and matching plush toys to children in Gold Star Families who are a part of the Snowball Express.
Marion Neeley, assistant manager of Navy Federal Credit Union in Richmond Hill, faces the questions this week:
Jan. 23-24: Doo Wop and Rock Festival - Doo Wop and Rock is a two-day celebration of the good, old-time rock 'n' roll. The show features eight legendary rock 'n' roll artists from the 1950s and '60s, with four artists each night. The event will take place at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts in downtown Savannah. For more information and ticket pricing, go to www.festival15.com or call 525-5040.
Auditions soon will be under way. The Richmond Hill Community Theatre is looking for actors ages 7 and older to audition for the upcoming production of "The Wizard of Oz."
Emily Speer is an actress with the Richmond Hill Community Theatre. Here are a few of her thoughts:
Jan. 16: Spring Fashion Show - Magnolia Manor will present a Spring Fashion Show, sponsored by Bon Worth, to the community. Come see what's new for spring or volunteer to be a model for the show. The fashion show begins at 3 p.m. For more information or to participate, contact Julie Licavoli at 756-4300, ext. 101.
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