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.
Finding a job that is a "good fit" can take time, but sometimes it's smooth sailing and that job finds us. That is exactly what happened to David Prutz, food services director at The Suites at Station Exchange.
Q: How long have The Suites at Station Exchange been open?
Life in Bryan County is full of community events and interesting people, but those who just need to get away from life's hustle and bustle and enjoy some quiet time in nature are in luck. The Ogeechee River is just the place for peace and relaxation, and local organization Ogeechee Riverkeeper is keeping watch to make sure it remains so.
The Richmond Hill City Center hosted High Tea on the Hill for ladies of the community on Feb. 18 to benefit Pay It Forward Foundation of Bryan County, which is headed by Dana Lewis and helps the less fortunate. The event featured hot tea, soup, quiche, sandwiches, fruit, yogurt, scones and a variety of desserts. Hollie Moore Barnidge brought her camera along to document the event.
Feb. 26-March 5: Have fun and get fit - from 10:30 a.m.-noon every Tuesday and Thursday at the South Bryan Recreation Department Gym on Timber Trail.
A large pine tree in front of the Richmond Hill Public Library currently is wrapped in colorful swathes of knitted fabric - the subject of a recent "yarn-bombing" by the Common Threads knitting group. Leaders of the group said the bombing was meant to bring recognition to Common Threads and to let everyone involved have a little creative fun.
Saturday's Richmond Hill Rotary Club fundraising party featuring the Abba Girlz has been called a success and inspired area residents to pay tribute to the 1970s-80s with how they dressed. Rachael Hartman was on hand with her camera.
Feb. 24, 26, 26: SBCR Get Fit and Have Fun - From 10:30 a.m.-noon every Tuesday and Thursday, Get Fit and Have Fun at the Rec Gym on Timber Trail.
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 ...
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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.
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.
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