When her California neighbors lost their beloved family dog to a house fire in 1989, Camy Thumwood thought about her own pets - three cats she considered part of her family - and what might happen to them in a similar circumstance.
Wendy Sims, director of Bryan County Family Connection, answers this week's line up of questions:
March 3: Richmond Hill Historical Society meeting – At the society's March meeting, Rand Tuttle will speak on the "Life of a Slave." All are welcome to attend this free presentation, which will take place at 7 p.m. at the museum. For details or directions, please call 756-3697.
Do any of us really know what it means to take life's "lemons" and "make lemonade" anymore? We hear the well-meaning proverb so often, we barely give it a second thought.
George Washington Carver Elementary School Principal Crystal Morales lists her likes and dislikes in this week's Proust questionnaire:
St. Anne's Catholic Church hosted a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Friday evening for Richmond Hill resident Dylan Moore, 9, who is battling leukemia. Approximately 500 tickets and to-go meals were pre-ordered, with more purchased at the door. All proceeds will help Dylan's family with medical expenses.
Feb. 24: "Picasso for a Night" painting class – Unleash your inner artist as you paint "The Blue Crab" with step-by-step instruction from artist Carol Hartley. All supplies are included in $45 fee. Class will be held at 6:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth's Parish Hall. For details and to register, call 659-0098.
On Saturday, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill hosted a "Grease" Valentine Prom fundraiser. Attendees enjoyed '50s themed dinner, music and dancing, as well as live and silent auctions to benefit charitable organizations.
In 1962, the Cold War reached new and dangerous heights with the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Feb. 16: Story time – Richmond Hill Public Library hosts this reading program for children ages 3-5 (must be accompanied by parent or guardian), during which they are read picture books. Story time begins at 1:30 p.m. For additional information, please call 756-3580.
More than 40 people visited the Richmond Hill Museum for free on Sunday, enjoying guided tours through exhibits and a lecture by local historian Buddy Sullivan.
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill has made donations to help the community.
One evening, over dinner with her family at Golden Corral, eight-year-old Shannon Holcomb announced, "I want to save the world."
Dr. Ira Lamar Couey, a retired gynecologist who serves on the Richmond Hill Historical Society board, faces this week's Prouse questionnaire:
Feb. 10: "Picasso for a Night" painting class – Unleash your inner artist as you recreate "Starry Night" with step-by-step instruction from local artist, Carol Hartley. All supplies are included in $45 registration fee. Class will be held from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth's Parish Hall (16491 Hwy.144). To register, call 659-0098 or visit www.picassoforanight.com.
Thousands of people have been filling J.F. Gregory Park every year around Easter, and this year should be no different.
Richmond Hill kicked off Georgia Cities Week with a breakfast that featured Georgia State Transportation Board member Ann Purcell, talking about area projects. Jeff Whitten got shots of some of the people there.
April 17: Business After Hours – The Royal Oak Car Wash and Jeff's Beverage are hosting the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Royal Oak Car Wash on Highway 17. Chamber members and their guests are invited to enjoy an evening of networking with food and beverages. There will be door prizes, a special coupon for services courtesy of Royal Oak Car Wash and a chance at the Chamber's 50/50 drawing. Business professionals that are interested in learning more about the Chamber are welcome to attend. For ...
Boy Scout Troop 527 has been in existence under its current charter for 31 years, and the Scouts have been doing a chicken dinner fundraiser for a large part of that time - according to Scoutmaster Mathew Brown, the fundraiser has been raising money for the troop for at least 20 years.
Many community members came out April 1 to the first Richmond Hill Farmers Market of the year. The market included many vendors selling produce, fresh baked bread, homemade cookies, dog treats, crafts, ice cream, kettle corn and more. Tiffany Stroud took her camera out to record some of the happenings.
April 9: Yappy Hour Fundraiser - The Bark Park Association is having its monthly Yappy Hour fundraiser at Fish Tales Restaurant at Fort McAllister Marina from 6-8 p.m. A percentage of all proceeds will be donated to the nonprofit organization behind the Bryan County Bark Park. The event will include socialization of dogs and their owners with beer at $1 a cup. Dogs can drink Bowser beer or fresh water. Entry is free and well-behaved dogs are encouraged to attend. Cocktails will be offered as well as non-alcoholic drinks. Bark Park merchandise such as koozies, sweatshirts, T-shirt, bandanas, soap and ...
They thought it was just an ear infection that turned into a cyst. But when Billy and Crystal Hunawill took their 16-year-old son A.J. Rovito Jr. to the hospital, it turned into much more.
More than 70 people attended the Relay For Life Survivor Dinner last week at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center, which honors and celebrates local cancer survivors while recognizing their caregivers. Food was donated by The Smokin' Pig, and decorated cookies were donated by Julie Chapman. Hanna Keith, featured in an ACS video "Hanna's Hope" that chronicled her fight with childhood cancer, was the guest speaker.The News' Shana Statham brought along her camera to document the folks who attended.
April 3-6: Fort Stewart Carnival - Enjoy amusement rides for children and adults, skill games, food concessions and more at Walker Field on Fort Stewart. The event is open to the public. Prices are one ticket for $1, 12 tickets for $10, 24 tickets for $20, 50 tickets for $25 or arm bands for $25 per person/per night, which allows for unlimited rides. Thursday and Friday the carnival opens at 6 p.m. Saturday the carnival opens at noon, and Sunday it opens at 1 p.m. Pets, coolers, outside food, glass bottles and weapons are prohibited. For more information ...
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