As she took one last spring break as principal of Richmond Hill Primary, Mary A. Tiedemann shared her love of education, her gratitude for her career and the importance of this week to help teachers get ready for the final stretch run of the school year.
Students in Janet Anderson and Ashley Byrd's kindergarten classes at Richmond Hill Primary School talk about spring break, vacation and what they love about their teachers:
April 9: Magnolia Manor hosts an open house at the Richmond Hill campus - This not-for-profit senior-housing organization is a ministry of the Methodist church. Open house will be held from noon to 4 p.m. April 9 and 1-5 p.m. April 12. Guests can register for a $100 gift card drawing, enjoy valet parking and experience what Magnolia Manor is all about. Contact Julie Licavoli at 912-756-4300 for more information.
Q: What's your name and how old are you?
What was once a small Easter gathering after a church park service now reaches more than 4,000 people and includes an egg hunt with more than 30,000 eggs.
Q: How does the YMCA encourage family fitness?
Through March 29
The Smoyers were not a family that exercised together until they met a woman who changed their outlook on health and fitness.
Q: How long have you lived in Richmond Hill?
March 19- Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce Hosts "Let's Get Digital" with speaker, Byron Atkinson of Boost by Design - Back by popular demand, this opportunity to learn in an evolving world of technology is crucial for business owners. Are you looking to increase visibility? Are you looking to see growth in 2015? Coffee and Conversation is free to chamber members and is $15 for others. Advanced registration is required. It starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Chamber office.
The Bryan County Bark Park is becoming ever more popular with dog-owners and pet pals. The off-leash, fenced park features nearly two acres of wooded area and a lighted fountain, as well as a separate area for small dogs.
Q: What does your school focus on in celebrating St. Patrick's Day?
Peach Hubbard is passionate about protecting wildlife and nature in general.
March 12- Ogeechee Riverkeeper News & Views, 6-8 p.m. - The first News & Views informal social with Ogeechee Riverkeeper will be at Fish Tales restaurant, 3203 Fort McAllister Road on the Ogeechee River, in Richmond Hill. Other events will be announced later in the year to take place at various venues on the rivers.
Bill Eberlein, of Megateeth, is best known for the prehistoric shark teeth he discovers in Georgia's coastal waters. A former college instructor turned full-time fossil finder, Eberlein lives out his dream job searching the waters and embracing all the ocean has to offer.
The Suites at Station Exchange will celebrate its one-year anniversary Thursday-Saturday, May 14-16, at 3205 TSX Grand Central in Richmond Hill.
Cindy McCaffery, vice president of program development for Sea Tow Services International, answers the questions this week:
April 30: "Everyone Communicates, Few Connect" Leadership Training Series - Evelyn I. Fallon LLC to host four-week workshop series in Richmond Hill. Evelyn Fallon is a John Maxwell certified speaker, trainer and life coach. Come dive into one of John Maxwell's core learning systems and gain invaluable insight on becoming an effective communicator. Don't miss this local opportunity to grow and learn what "the most effective people do differently." Training Dates: April 30, May 7, May 14 and May 21. Register at www.evelynfallon.com.
The commute to Savannah. Many of us have made that daily trek. Many of us still do.
Q: What is your current role here in Richmond Hill?
April 24: Ogeechee Riverkeeper paddle trip - Ogeechee Riverkeeper will hold a paddle trip April 25 from Wadley to Coleman Lake. Paddlers will enjoy a seven-mile journey through the upper Ogeechee River's twists and turns. Trip is suitable for beginner to intermediate paddlers. Anyone interested in participating must register online at ogeecheeriverkeeper.org by April 24; no registrants or rentals will be accepted after the deadline. Participants will meet at 9 a.m. April 25 and should bring a lunch and snacks, water bottles, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, water shoes or old sneakers (avoid flip-flops or old sandals) and dry bags ...
Editor's note: Because of a production error, the wrong article text appeared in today's edition of Life on the Hill. The correct article is presented here.
Monica Easter, a Richmond Hill housewife and mother, talks about her experience as a missionary in the Dominican Republic:
April 16: Buisness After Hours - The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce announces its next Business After Hours: Thursday, April 16, from 5:30-7 p.m. at 90 Sunbury Court in Dunham Marsh, hosted by Sheila Page-Doney, Re/Max Accent and Ernest Signature Custom Homes and co-sponsored by Jeff's Beverage.
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