Feb. 5: 13th annual New Beginning Youth Art Exhibit - As part of the Black Heritage Festival, the city of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs hosts this annual Links-sponsored exhibit. Local middle and high school students have entered works based on the 2014 theme, "Dare to Dream; Create a Legacy." The opening reception will start at 6:30 p.m., where prizes will be announced. The exhibit will be open until Feb. 28, at West Henry Street in Savannah. For more information, call 651-6783.
Firefighting isn't simply a job for Fire Chief Mike Smith, it's in his blood. But after 40 years of knocking down fires, Smith decided to part ways and announced last month his retirement from the South Bryan County Volunteer Fire Department.
Julia Harrison took her camera out to the recent Resolution Runz at Waterways Township.
Jan. 24: Tarzan the Musical - Savannah Children's Theatre is swinging into the New Year with bungees, aerial silks and hanging vines for their main stage production of Disney's musical, which will run three weekends through Feb. 9. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are available online and in the box office. For more information, visit www.savannahchildrenstheatre.org.
You can't tell where you're going unless you know where you've been," said Sarah Volker, former president of the Richmond Hill Historical Society - that's where Coastal Georgia historian Buddy Sullivan comes in.
Magdalena Bresson was out with her camera at the 2014 High School Sailing Regatta at Lake Mayer in Savannah.
Jan. 16: First Christian Academy open house - First Christian Academy will open its doors from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday for parents of infants through fourth-graders interested in touring the campus, previewing the curriculum and meeting the teachers and administrators. Along the way, parents will also get a sneak peak of the gym, the classrooms, the technology center and future programs being introduced this school year. First Christian Academy has been educating children for more than 10 years. For more information, call 912-756-3407 ext. 124 or visit www.fcaeagles.org.
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.
Born and raised in Richmond Hill, Joe Pecenka has been
Off Broadway Dance Studio had a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house Friday. The new dance studio features two sprung dance floors. The studio's instructors want to give the dancers the best education, as well as help them develop character traits such as self-worth, self-confidence and team work skills. The photos were provided.
Sept. 17: Sept. 17: Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting – Radiant Skin Medical Spa, which specializes in laser hair removal, Sublative skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion, Botox and more, is having its grand opening and ribbon cutting from 5-8 p.m. The ribbon cutting begins at 5:30 p.m., located in the Speir Brogdom building in the Crossroads Center off Highway 17. Appetizers will be served and prizes will be given away throughout the evening.
It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt – or in this case, murdered. The Richmond Hill Community Theatre (RHCT), along with Molly MacPherson's Scottish Pub and Grill, are presenting an interactive dinner theater called "Mur-der, Medium-Rare" by Eileen Moushey. The production will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and again on Sept. 27
The rain didn't stop community members from stopping by the Richmond Hill Farmers Market last Tuesday to pick up fresh produce, homemade bread and other crafts. The Farmers Market is every Tuesday from 3-7 p.m., at J. F. Gregory Park. Tiffany Stroud captured some of the activity on her camera.
Sept. 12: Dance Studio Ribbon Cutting and Open House – Starting at 11 a.m., Off Broadway Dance Studio, located at 480 Edsel Drive Suite 200, will be having a ribbon cutting. Afterward, an open house with light refreshments will take place. The new dance studio will offer two sprung dance floors. For more information, call owner Susan Hayes at 312-2022.
It all began in high school. As drum major of the marching band his senior year at Richmond Hill High School, Travis Coles knew he enjoyed music. When he needed another elective to fulfill his high school requirements, Travis decided to try chorus.
Richmond Hill families have been enjoying time outside playing on the playground, walking their dogs and having picnics as the summer comes to an end. And Tiffany Stroud got their activities in photos.
Sept. 4: Tour of Bryan Neck Presbyterian Church and Manse – The Richmond Hill Historical Society is offering a tour of the historic Bryan Neck Presbyterian Church and Manse on Belfast Keller Road, where guests will be given a tour of the church, cemetery, manse and grounds with an overview of the history by local author and historian Buddy Sullivan. The tour is free for Historical Society members or $5 for non-members. The tour will take place at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.richmondhillhistoricalsociety.com or call 660-4113.
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