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See and be seen: Georgia Cities Week breakfast

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 16, 2014 | | Life on the Hill


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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 ...

April 16, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill


Boy Scouts gear up for fundraiser

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.

April 09, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill


See and be seen: First Farmers Market

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 09, 2014 | | Life on the Hill


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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 ...

April 09, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill


Community rallies for student fighting cancer

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.

April 02, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill


See and be seen: Relay Survivor Dinner

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 02, 2014 | | Life on the Hill


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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 ...

April 02, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill


Changing lives on the Thai-Burma border

She wants to see peace. She wants to see a culture honored and traditions kept. She wants to see hope for a better future. She wants to see these things for a special people she has come to love on the other side of the world.

March 26, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill


See and be seen: Business After Hours H&L Tire and Auto Repair

Members of the Richmond Hill business community joined the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce for its monthly Business After Hours, hosted Thursday at H&L Tire and Auto Repair on Longwood Drive. The event included several raffles in which attendees had the chance to win cash prizes, a gift certificate for four tires, a Big Green Egg and more. News advertising representative Shana Statham brought her camera along to document it.

March 26, 2014 | By Shana Statham | Life on the Hill


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March 27-30: Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens - Self-guided walking tours in different historic areas, mostly in downtown Savannah, gives guests a peek inside private homes. Lectures, teas and garden tours are also available. Each event is ticketed separately. Tour prices vary. For more information, call 234-8054.

March 26, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill


Interactive art studio gets new owner

After 12 years of hard and creative work, former Midnight Star Pottery owners Cheri Wilson and Erica Childres are stepping aside as someone new takes over.

March 12, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill


See and be seen: Pottery classes for kids

Midnight Star Pottery in Richmond Hill is an interactive pottery studio where customers can paint pottery pieces, sculpt pottery, paint canvases, tie dye T-shirts or fuse glass together. The pottery studio's new owner, Linda Lennane, is looking forward to hosting summer camps and classes for children. These photos of earlier classes were provided.

March 12, 2014 | | Life on the Hill


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March 13: Bring Your Own Dog Yappy Hour - From 6-8 p.m., at Fish Tales Restaurant at Fort McAllister Marina, a "Joys of Spring" event will take place to raise the necessary funds for the building of the county's dog park at Henderson Park. The Bryan County Animal Shelter will be collecting items for animals in need. Attendees who donate items will be given a raffle ticket to enter into a prize drawing for a goody basket of Bryan County Bark Park items. Beer will be available for $1 a cup. Dogs can drink Bowser beer at $5 a ...

March 12, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill


Old hobbies die hard

After 10 years of running her own accounting business, one Richmond Hill resident decided it was time to stop crunching numbers and start sewing clothing.

March 05, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill


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Keeping a melodic tradition alive

Four local men are coming together in harmony. A four-part harmony to be exact.

December 18, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill


Life on Hill interview with John Bennett

Today's subject is John Bennett, bass singer in the Ossabaw Sound Quartet.

December 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Life on the Hill


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Dec. 19-20: 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 Ice Cream Stop's Facebook page for more information.

December 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Life on the Hill


Locals honor a life lost

Richmond Hill resident Matthew Freeman was accepted into the United States Naval Academy, and went on to become a Marine pilot. He was the third generation of Freemans to wear Navy wings.

December 11, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill


Life on Hill interview with Melissa Bene

Q: How long have you lived in Richmond Hill?

December 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Life on the Hill


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Dec. 12: Oyster Roast - The Richmond Hill Historical Society will host its annual fundraising gala benefiting the Richmond Hill History Museum from 6-9 p.m. at the Oyster House at The Ford Plantation. This year's gala, an oyster roast, will feature a new documentary, The Hidden History of Richmond Hill. Actors portraying historical figures will be joining guests for a chat and photo opportunities. Special guest speakers and a musical duo will be at the event. Cost is $125 and tickets are limited. For more information, visit www.richmondhillhistoricalsociety.com or call 660-4113.

December 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Life on the Hill


May the best chef win

When the temperatures start to get chilly, it means it's time to eat chili. This year will be the 13th year the City of Richmond Hill has invited the community to J.F. Gregory Park to eat all the chili it can. The Richmond Hill Chili Cook-Off will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.

December 04, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill


Life on Hill interview with Hollie Barnidge

Q: Where are you from?

December 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Life on the Hill


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Dec. 5-6: 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 lawn chairs. Visit the The Ice Cream Stop's Facebook page for more information.

December 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Life on the Hill


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