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Community Briefs 7/14/07
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Pizza party

This past Wednesday, the Pembroke Library finished its summer reading programs with the Georgia Southern Wildlife Center. There’s nothing better than a bunch of animals, birds, and insects from around the world to highlight the library’s theme of "Reading Takes You Everywhere."

To bring the Vacation Reading Program to a close, the library will be sponsoring a party at the library. Everyone is invited to a pizza party at the Pembroke Library on Wednesday, July 18, starting at 11 a.m. There will be drinks and pizza and fun, and some prizes too. Make sure to bring in your completed reading folder for a free book.


Arts on the Coast

The next Arts on the Coast general meeting will be held on Thursday, July 19 at Magnolia Manor at 7 p.m. Chef Nick Mueller will be demonstrating his culinary talents and will share his results with group members. Our general meetings are always open to the public. There will be a minimal charge for non-members to attend this meeting to cover the cost of food.



Art exhibition

Leahy Art Gallery Fine Art and Custom Framing the opening of its newest arts exhibition. All are invited to attend a reception with the artists Friday, July 27 from 5:30–9 p.m. Featured artists: Classical Sculptor - Isaac Mock, Watercolor Artist – Louise Yancey Streed, including original paintings from her book – Savannah: Her History. Also featuring guitarist Cesar Perez. Refreshments will be served. Call 727-5330 or email for more information.


Canoe camp

The Ogeechee Outpost Canoe Camp runs from July 16–20 and again July 23–27. Each week-long session is from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. and includes American Canoe Association canoe instruction, environmental education and team building activities. Call 748-5716 for more information.


United Way

The United Way of the Coastal Empire and the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce will soon begin accepting applications for the 2007 Legend’s Community Program Grants. Applications and Instructions will be available on the United Way of the Coastal Empire’s website, beginning in mid July. Any non-profit organization in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty counties may apply. The completed application must be received at United Way no later than Friday, August 31, 2007 at 4:30 p.m.

There will be four informational sessions available concerning the Legend’s Community Program Grants. These two-hour sessions will be held in the Conference Room of the United Way Building located in Savannah at 428 Bull Street.

The dates and times are as follows: Tuesday, July 24 from 9–11 a.m. and Thursday, July 26 from 3–5 p.m.

Seating is limited, so please call Richard Edwards at 651-7727 or to reserve your seat.


American Legion

The American Legion Post 164 and Ladies Auxiliary meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The post is located on U.S. Highway 280 West of Pembroke. All veterans are welcome.


BCHS reunion

The Bryan County High School classes of 1961, 1962 and 1963 are planning a class reunion for this August. Contact addresses are needed.

If you are interested, please contact your classmate: Lavon Nelson (1961), 912-660-9385, Gail Summerford (1962), or Jim Harn (1963).



G.A.R.D. (Georgia Animal Rescue Defence) is holding a dog and cat food drive. Both dry and canned foods are needed. G.A.R.D. houses animals from the area after rescuing them, socializes them and then adopts them out.

Pet food can be dropped off at the following locations: Richmond Hill Animal Hospital, the Pembroke Library, Cross Screen Printing Company in Hinesville and Shaggy Chic in Pooler. Donations of flea medications and other supplies also are needed. Call 653-2480 or 727-2647 for more information.



St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit on July 18 at St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group – Pembroke and on July 12 at the Bryan County Health Department in Richmond Hill. SJ/C accepts most insurance plans including Blue Cross HMO. Financial assistance is available to women who qualify. Appointments are necessary and may be made by calling 819-6800.


Hula GOP

The Bryan County Republican Party will host a Hawaiian extravaganza on July 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Outrigger restaurant in Kilkenny. The event, Hula in the Hill is the major annual fundraiser for the group. For one night,

In true Hawaiian style, the menu is an authentic-style pig roast. Beverages will be provided and Island Oasis drinks will be for sale.

There also will be a Hawaiian shirt contest for the men and Hawaiian dress contest for the ladies. Guests will parade in their best Hawaiian attire and winners will receives prizes from local businesses including Ella’s, Cadre Shop, Stella Rose and Sunkist.

Advance tickets are $50 per person. For information, contact the Bryan County GOP at


WWII vets

The Association of Sons, Daughters and Families of 5th Army Veterans of WWII, Italian Campaign will visit Rome, Florence, Venice, Sorrento, the American Military Cemetery, Naples, Cassino, Anzio and much more. Family members of veterans who battled Nazi forces from 1943 to 1945 will visit Italy for a nostalgic tour of cities, towns and places their fathers and grandfathers fought and died for.

The Trip will leave from New York City, JFK airport on Oct. 14. Those interested in joining the tour can call Sy Canton at (561) 865-8495 or write to him at 5121-B Nesting Way, Delray Beach, FL 33484


Open house

The Dinner A’Fare- - a ready-to-cook meal preparation concept - will hold an "Open House and Food Tasting" from 2-5 p.m on Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 11360 Ford Avenue (Parker's Square) in Richmond Hill.

There is no cost to attend. For more information or to register online visit


Magnolia Manor

Richmond Hill Mayor Richard Davis will take part in the Renaissance Lecture Series for Magnolia Manor on the Coast. The event is slated for Aug. 9.

Davis will speak to guests and residents at the facility in Richmond Hill.

He plans to speak on several issues, most of which will focus on the booming growth of the city of Richmond Hill and its recent accolades. He will also inform the group on the recent awards earned by the city, including being named a Trendsetter City by the Georgia Municipal Association and Georgia Trend Magazine.

Each month, Magnolia Manor on the Coast hosts the Renaissance Lecture Series at their facility on Richmond Hill. The monthly event begins at 5:30 and after the guest concludes his/her speech, a question and answer session follows. A light supper is provided to this event which is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Julie at 756-4300.

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