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Community announcements for May 12
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The city of Richmond Hill will hold two public hearings concerning variances at 7 p.m. Monday in the council chambers at Richmond Hill City Hall, 40 Richard R. Davis Drive.  
The first request is from Doug Bean Signs Inc. to allow an LED digital changeable-copy sign to replace the existing manual changeable-copy sign on the freestanding sign for Richmond Hill Pharmacy at 2409 Highway 17.  
The second is a request from SouthCoast Medical Group on the allowable height for a project entrance sign in a C-4, interchange commercial district. The property is on Interchange Drive.  
All interested parties are invited to attend. In the aforementioned petitions, property owners within 300 feet will be notified.

Yappy Hour
The Bryan County Bark Park will hold it’s monthly bring-your-own-dog “Yappy Hour” fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Fish Tales Restaurant at Fort McAllister Marina in South Bryan.
The event will feature the usual Yappy Hour socialization of owners and their dogs with beer at $1 a cup to dog lovers — dogs can drink Bowser beer or opt to drink plenty of the fresh water provided.
Entry is free and well-behaved dogs are encouraged to attend. Fun Bryan cocktails will be offered with non-alcoholic versions available. Proceeds go to the Bryan County Bark Park nonprofit organization.

BCHS Honors Day
Bryan County High School students who excelled academically during the 2013-14 school year will be honored during the Honors Day ceremony at 9 a.m. Friday in the BCHS gymnasium. The Class of 2014 and scholarship recipients also will be honored during the program. The public is invited to attend.  

Church yard sale
New Beginnings Community Church will have a fundraising yard sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 17 at 75 Crosswinds Drive (North Buckhead entrance).
Proceeds will support the church’s youth retreat. Donations toward the sale may be brought to the church through May 15. Call ahead at 912-445-0196.

Democrats meeting
The Bryan County Democrats will hold their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 19 at the Pembroke Public Library, 1018 Camellia Drive.
All interested Democrats in Bryan County are encouraged to attend. For additional information, contact 912-653-3078.
Asperger support
The Richmond Hill Asperger Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. May 20 in the Richmond Hill Public Library, 9607 Ford Ave. For more information, email

Onion sale

The American Legion Post of Pembroke is holding its annual Vidalia jumbo onion sale now through mid-May.  
The 10-pound bags are $8 and the 25-pound bags are $15. Delivery will be available mid- to late-May.  
The proceeds from the sale aid local veterans and the Boy Scout and Girl Scout Brownie troops that use the post for their meetings at no charge.  
To place an order, see any Legion member or call B.J. Clark at 653-4958 or Ernie Mitchell at 653-7970.

Memorial Day ceremonies
The American Legion Auxiliary Post 164 in Pembroke will host its annual Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. May 24 in the downtown square by the railroad car.
The ceremony will include the dedication of flags honoring veterans from the Pembroke area. Jim Carroll, a Vietnam veteran, will be the keynote speaker.
The annual Richmond Hill Memorial Day ceremony will be at 11 a.m. May 26 at J.F. Gregory Park.
The event will include speakers, a color guard, a 21-gun salute and the laying of the wreath. For more information, call 912-756-3345.

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