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Bryan EMS hosts breakfast with Santa Saturday

County officials are planning a special family-friendly event designed to delight the region's youngest residents in North Bryan and ensure all attendees are in the holiday spirit.

December 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Deacons and the Devil have everyone talking

Monday morning conversations at the Hoffbrau were divided between questions regarding events just 20 hours earlier at First Baptist Church and discussions concerning Marvin Walsh's meeting with the Devil at Lennox Valley Lutheran Church.

November 25, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Lifestyle


County to host free movies in North, South Bryan

Coastal Georgia likely won't experience freezing outdoor temperatures around the holiday season, but area residents can still enjoy the chill vicariously through the characters of a popular, family-friendly film.

November 25, 2017 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


It's Thanksgiving, break out the boardgames

Even though I did not grow up with Thanksgiving, it is my second favorite American holiday.

November 22, 2017 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Don't let the turkey go up in smoke

It's hard to beat the speed of deep-frying a turkey – or the irresistible flavor and juiciness that result. But turkey fryers have the potential to cause fire and serious injury, which is why organizations like Underwriters Laboratories and the National Fire Protection Association advise against using them.

November 21, 2017 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Red Cross offers ways to make donating easier

The holidays are known for the giving spirit and a hectic pace. This holiday season, the American Red Cross is sharing three ways to give the gift of life in less time.

November 20, 2017 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Theatre group performs sold-out shows

The Richmond Hill Community Theatre performed "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to sold out crowds Nov. 10-11 at the Waterfront Church.

November 20, 2017 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Revolutionary War encampment set for Saturday

Fort Morris State Historic Site will hold a Revolutionary war encampment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 2559 Fort Morris Road in Midway.

November 15, 2017 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Exchange Club members get awards

Exchange Club Georgia District President Sidney Blanton attended the Richmond Hill Exchange Club meeting Nov. 8 to present Conductors Club awards and pin to four local members: Bob Mock, immediate past president; Bob Whitmarsh, former president; Nikki Palmer, club member; and Janet Thayer, president-elect.

November 15, 2017 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Garden Club names October yard of month

The Richmond Hill Garden Club has selected the home of Roseann Cordero at 1 Macbeth Court North in the Hampton Subdivision as the October yard of the month. Over the past 10 years, Cordero has created a beautiful display of trees, shrubs and bushes and flowers at her lovely home. Many of the plants reflect the colors of the season. The yard shows the years of work that have been put into it. In addition to receiving a certificate, Cordero received a gift certificate from Tim and Dave's Nursery.

November 10, 2017 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Saving daylight: How 'winter time' came to be

Winter is not my favorite season. This goes back to when I lived in London, where the long dark nights begin as early as 4 p.m. in December. These long nights were usually compounded by a damp, cold wind that you can feel into your bones.

November 09, 2017 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Oatland Island Harvest Festival set for Nov. 18

Join "Shirley" the mule and friends at Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah for the annual Harvest Festival and Cane Grinding fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18.

November 06, 2017 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Keep loved ones active through dementia

One of the challenging aspects of living with a loved one who has dementia is coming up with activities that are engaging, fun and easy. Keeping active through dementia is important for many reasons. Being happily engaged in a satisfying activity reduces agitation, anxiety, depression and anger.

November 05, 2017 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Lifestyle


Pembroke Spooktacular draws a crowd

Pembroke's annual Spooktacular Saturday was a "great success," organizers said.

November 02, 2017 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Drivers should use caution to avoid deer

Motorists are urged to exercise caution during the fall as this is a time of peak deer activity, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

November 01, 2017 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


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Interpretation of events vary depending on location

There were a couple of businesses Valley residents frequented when they wanted to hear the latest gossip. One, of course, was the Hoffbrau. Breakfast was ...

December 17, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Lifestyle


Musings on ways to communicate

"When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat."– Ronald Reagan

December 15, 2017 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Lifestyle


Don't discourage son from becoming mechanic

Q: Our 18-year-old son made only slightly better than average grades in high school and finished in the top half of his graduating class. He ...

December 15, 2017 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Lifestyle


The end to one great character

One of my favorite characters ever is my friend, Poet, the scion of a cotton family who speaks in lyrical tones and has always been ...

December 12, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Lifestyle


I think I love you - goodbye, David Cassidy

I was tempted to write about the royal engagement of Prince Harry to an American – especially as I have a lot of experience of a ...

December 10, 2017 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


WildScapes symposium to focus on beaches, barrier islands

WildScapes will host its ninth annual symposium, Open the Garden Gate, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Richmond Hill ...

December 05, 2017 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


A lesson on not giving up

A less-seasoned journalist would have given up much earlier, but not Iris Long. This "was not her first rodeo," as she often said, and she ...

December 04, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Lifestyle


Oh, what life must be like on Gratitude Street

"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice."

December 03, 2017 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Lifestyle


Deacons ask why woman would attend turl=key shoot

While Raymond Cooper was giving full attention to the appearance of the Devil himself, albeit disguised as Perry Como, at the Lutheran contemporary worship service ...

December 02, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Lifestyle


Views of childhood diagnoses stir controversy

An interesting, and telling, tale: As part of a recent speaking engagement sponsored by a regional medical center in the west, I was scheduled to ...

December 01, 2017 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Lifestyle


Art, history make an evening of culture on Hill

If you were driving on Highway 144 Nov. 4 and saw a large number of tents, art work and people milling around, you witnessed the ...

November 30, 2017 | By Sarah Volker Special to the News | Lifestyle


Riverkeeper leading paddle trip Sunday

Ogeechee Riverkeeper will lead a special supermoon paddle trip on Sunday. Participants will meet at the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal, 681 Fort Argyle Road in Savannah, at ...

November 29, 2017 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Art, history make for an evening of culture

If you were driving on Highway 144 Nov. 4 and saw a large number of tents, art work and people milling around, you witnessed the ...

November 29, 2017 | Sarah Volker Special to the News | Lifestyle


Darien site to host Colonial Christmas event

Fort King George State Historic Site will celebrate a Colonial Christmas from 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at 302 McIntosh Road SE in Darien.

November 28, 2017 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Post lighting up camp area for holidays

Fort Stewart's Holiday Hayride and Light Festival will be 6-8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-9. The public is invited.

November 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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