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Happenings in Blighty spotlight young Royals

The British Royal family continues to make the headlines back in the land of my birth. Hot on the heels of the announcement about the retirement of 95-year-old Prince Philip, this week's big news is of the marriage of Princess Catherine's younger sister, Pippa Middleton, to her fiancé James Matthews last weekend.

May 28, 2017 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


British royal family continues to make headlines

The British Royal family continues to make the headlines back in the land of my birth. Hot on the heels of the announcement about the retirement of 95-year-old Prince Philip, this week's big news is of the marriage of Princess Catherine's younger sister, Pippa Middleton, to her fiancé James Matthews last weekend.

May 27, 2017 | Lesley Francis | Lifestyle


Consumer Qs: Lilies; picnics; peach pit split

Question: I saw some beautiful blue to lavender to violet-blue flowers labeled "Queen Fabiola." Can you tell me more about them?

May 26, 2017 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Pregnancy Care Center reports on fundraiser

On the Saturday evening before Mother's Day, the Pregnancy Care Center of Richmond Hill hosted its inaugural fundraiser, City Nights at the City Center, where photographer Megan Myrick unveiled The Love and Legacy Project.

May 25, 2017 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Troupe reports successful murder myster

The Richmond Hill Community Theatre performed "The Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery" to large crowds three times over the weekend in the Wetlands Center in J.F. Gregory Park. Directors were Kristin Martin and Kim Diebold. Stage manager was Carolynn Meike. Sound and lighting were by Amanda Barker and Laura Alexander.

May 25, 2017 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Southern woman relies on her Bible, her gun

Maxine is my kind of Southern woman. She's exceedingly feminine, gracious, charming and tough as nails under her soft skin. Everyone who knows her loves her.

May 21, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Lifestyle


HS graduates urged to get meningitis vaccinations

Bryan County Health Department officials are encouraging soon-to-be high school graduates to get vaccinated against meningococcal disease, which causes meningitis.

May 19, 2017 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Armstrong students release diamondback terrapins on Tybee Island

Armstrong State University student members of the Terrapin Educational Research Program of Savannah (TERPS) recently gathered on Tybee Island to release 17 diamondback terrapins into the wild.

May 18, 2017 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Tips on wildflowers, water conservation, strawberries

Question: I sowed a wildflower mix I bought at a garden center. It has done well and has lots of things blooming now. Can you help me identify a flower in it? It has bright red or pink flowers with large, silky, delicate petals with white crosses at the center. The stems and foliage are kind of hairy. I have never seen these or some of the other flowers before. Are they actual wildflowers?

May 18, 2017 | Ga. Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Speculating who will shuffle off this mortal coil is popular

Looking back on my growing up years, it seems to me the folks in my hometown had an unhealthy infatuation with death.

May 18, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Lifestyle


Water park gears up for opening weekend

Splash in the Boro Waterpark will open for its first weekend May 20-21. However, due to some construction delays, the Wave Pool will not be open on those dates.

May 15, 2017 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Garden Club names yard of month

The Richmond Hill Garden Club has selected the home of Taylor Murdoch and family at 155 Montauk Drive in the Redbird Creek subdivision as its May yard of the month. Large palms frame the front staircase and the lawn is lush and manicured. A variety of flowering bushes accent the yard with color. In addition to a yard of the month recognition certificate, the Murdochs also received a gift certificate to Tim and Dave's Nursery.

May 14, 2017 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


The Duke of Edinburgh retiring at age 96

Back in the land of my birth last week there was a lot of excitement when the Queen's husband, Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh, announced he would retire when he turns 96 years old next month.

May 14, 2017 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Summer reading program kicks off May 31

"Build a Better World!" is the theme for this year's summer reading program sponsored by the Bryan Counties public libraries in Richmond Hill and Pembroke.

May 14, 2017 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Anonymous radio caller not really that unknown

Undoubtedly, the second most popular show on Talk 880 Radio came on immediately after "Renderings with Raymond."

May 13, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Lifestyle


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UK will weather latest storms

The land of my birth has been in the news a lot lately, and that news has not been good. A couple of terrorist attacks ...

June 24, 2017 | Lesley Francis English Rose in Georgia | Lifestyle


Mighty Eighth Museum to hold free day

The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is holding a Free Community Admission Day on June 26. This day allows all residents in ...

June 22, 2017 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Arts on the Coast reception set for June 29

Arts on the Coast will present its summer art show, "The Live Oak, the Marsh, and the Sea," from June 29-Sept. 9 at Photopoint Gallery ...

June 21, 2017 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Free performance to highlight Golden Rule

Bryan County Public Libraries will host a free performance by Will Keating, the "Golden Ruler" at 10:30 a.m. June 28 at the Bryan ...

June 20, 2017 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Barber has more in mind than church

After nine days in business in his new hometown, Frank Bell had begun to wonder if he had made the right decision. Business was okay ...

June 18, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Lifestyle


Report: Georgia slips in senior health ratings

Georgia ranks 41st among states on older people's health, down two spots from last year's ranking, a new report says.

June 17, 2017 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Lifestyle


Staying in bed to get things done

As I see it, because I've studied quite a bit on this, my day goes off the rails pretty much as soon as I ...

June 17, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Lifestyle


Do good and do it now

What do 16-time WWE champion John Cena, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, ironman world champion Minda Dentler, human trafficking survivor Rebecca Bender, actor ...

June 16, 2017 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Lifestyle


Tips on planting zinnias, horse auctions, spittlebugs

Question: Can you purchase zinnia plants or do you have to sow seeds? Is it too late to sow or plant zinnias?

June 15, 2017 | Arty Schronce Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Follow these tips to manage mosquitoes

With our recent rains, mosquito calls have been coming into the Bryan County Extension office in increasing numbers. After some time in drought, we are ...

June 15, 2017 | Richard Evans Bryan County Extension agent | Lifestyle


3 easy steps to becoming a Red Cross summer blood donor

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take ...

June 14, 2017 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Barber brings more than razor to Valley

June 11, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Lifestyle


The smell of pinto beans, buttermilk and cornbread

My sister said once that she doesn't really like pinto beans because when she was growing up, Mama cooked a pot three or four ...

June 11, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Lifestyle


Wildlife, didgeridoo performances set for June

Summer Reading Program performances sponsored by the North and South Bryan County Libraries in Richmond Hill and Pembroke continue with a visit from the GSU ...

June 11, 2017 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


A visit to Biltmore, legacy of a proud family

I have just returned from a restorative vacation week with my family (human and canine) in rural North Carolina. Along with relaxing by the lake ...

June 10, 2017 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


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