There are some friendly, furry faces joining Nero the therapy dog for the "Reading to Dogs" program at the Richmond Hill Public Library.
The Willis family, owners of All Things Chocolate & More, got to face the questionst his week:
Oct. 13: United Way fundraiser: Bonaventure Cemetery After Hours – Think cemetery serenity, twilight, and after-dark storytelling! From 5-8 p.m., learn the history of this 250 year-old Savannah plantation-turned-cemetery and meet some of its "residents." Cost is $30 for adults or $25 for children 12 and under. Call 816-4460 for more information.
Joshua N. Bradley, 18, of Richmond Hill, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.
Dr. George Washington Carver was a scientist, educator and inventor best known for his work with peanuts.
Area youth were invited to sample adventures at the recent Outdoor Adventure Day at the Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery.
Oct. 6: Historical Society meeting – Civil War historian Talley Kirkland will be the guest speaker at the Richmond Hill Historical Society's October meeting, which will take place at the museum at 7 p.m. Meetings are free and open to the public. Please call 756-3697 for details or directions.
There's a bright new addition to the children's section of Richmond Hill Public Library.
Brenda Garrett, site manager of the Richmond Hill Senior Center, got to face this week's questions:
Sept. 29: Urgent Care Second Anniversary – Visit Richmond Hill's Urgent Care facility (60 Exchange St., Suite B-7) to help them celebrate their second anniversary with food, tours and giveaways, including an iPad 2 and dinner for two at Marker 107. You must be present to win prizes. Anniversary celebration is free and open to the public, and will take place from 5-7 p.m.
Last Wednesday, fifth-graders at George Washington Carver Elementary school experienced hands-on learning with a traveling exhibit.
Amy Blocker, a fifth grade teacher at G.W. Carver Elementary School, answers this week's questions:
Sept 23: Jazz in the Park – Head over to Savannah's Forsyth Park from 7-11 p.m. for an evening of free, outdoor jazz sponsored by the Savannah Jazz Festival. Take in the sounds of Huxie Scott & Friends, Stan Killian Quartet and UNF Band with Allan Harris. For details, visit www.savannahjazzfestival.org.
American Post 27 in Richmond Hill recently elected new officers for 2012, according to post Commander Bill Helms.
The author Loren Eiseley once wrote a story about a man who liked to write at the beach.
As an 11 year-old, Richmond Hill resident Maggie Batson has already discovered many life experiences – starting a business, acting in a movie and now being featured in a national magazine.
Richmond Hill High School football fans and band members traveled to Camden County on Saturday for a preseason football scrimmage between the Wildcats and Camden County High School. The regular season starts Sept. 5 for RHHS. Bryan Browning brought his camera along to show the spirit of Wildcat fans and spirit teams.
Aug. 20: AWANA Program – New Beginnings Community Church invites children ages 4 years-old up to fifth grade to their AWANA program. The fun, scripturally based program starts at 6:30 p.m., and takes place every Wednesday night. Participants can register at the church or online at www.nbcchurch.com.
The boys of fall are at it again. South Bryan County Recreation Department football got under way recently with tryouts, and hundreds of kids showed up to show coaches what they can do. The season begins soon for various age groups who will compete for local and state glory, the latter through the auspices of the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association district and state playoffs.
The trip was canceled, but that didn't stop Logan Pope from getting to Africa.
AUG. 15-16: Movie Night Under the Stars - The Ice Cream Stop in Richmond Hill invites the community to a free family fun night of movie watching under the stars. Friday evening's showing will be a PG-rated movie, and Saturday night's movie will be rated G. The movies will begin at dusk. Guests are asked to bring a lawn chair. Visit the The Ice Cream Stop's Facebook page for more information.
Bryan County offers three opportunities for community members to receive their GED through free classes offered at the Pembroke and Richmond Hill Public Libraries, as well as the Goodwill in Richmond Hill. Instructor Rick Smith said these classes give the community the education and credentials needed to find college or career opportunities.
The community came out to J.F. Gregory Park last Saturday for the National Night Out event sponsored by the City of Richmond Hill and the Richmond Hill Police Department. The event included live music, free food and games for children, as well as vendors. Taylor Carpenter attended with her camera to document some of the fun.
Aug. 7: Lunch Bunch Club - The Richmond Hill City Center will kick off its Thursday Lunch Bunch Club from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The event includes a $15 lunch buffet prepared by the center's executive chef. This event is by reservation only. The event will take place every Thursday, and seating is limited. To make a reservation or receive more information, call 445-0043 or visit www.richmondhillcitycenter.com.
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