Celebrate "Howl-O-Ween"

costume-winner-cletusBryan County Bark Park’s Howl-O-Ween Fundraiser

The Bryan County Bark Park announces its second annual“Howl-o-ween” BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog) ghoulish outdoor event featuring fancy dressed Halloween dog competitions on Tuesday, October 282014 to raise funds for the building of the soon to be opened dog park at Henderson Park.

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1st Annual Blood Drive and Open House

blooddrive2014Richmond Hill Fire Department and Rite Aid Helped to Raise $555 to Benefit the Richmond Hill Senior Center

The Richmond Hill Fire Department, Richmond Hill Senior Center and Rite Aid held their 1st Annual Blood Drive and Open House with all the proceeds going back to the Senior Center. All guests had the opportunity to meet local firefighters, participate in health awareness activities and learn ways to improve home safety.

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Kids vs Firefighters

kids-firefigther-gaRichmond Hill Fire Deparment & BCES Volunteer for SNAP Kickball Game

Last night, the Richmond Hill Fire Department and Bryan County Emergency Services played in an intense game of kickball with the children from the SNAP program. SNAP (Special Needs Activity Program) is a program of South Bryan County Recreation.

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Arts on the Coast Fall Art Show

Arts-on-the-Coast-Fall-Art-ShowEmbracing and Promoting the Arts and Cultural Affairs in Richmond Hill and the Georgia Coast

Arts on the Coast is pleased to announce its’ annual Fall Art Show on November 8th, 2014. The show this year will be out doors on the grounds of Leahy Art Gallery and will begin at 4:00 PM. Tents, lights, music, fantastic original art work, and a relaxed atmosphere will greet guests upon their arrival. Mingle with  artists and musicians on site, enjoy treats created by our culinary artists, and take the time to embrace the thread of rich cultural heritage our region offers.

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$22,000 Awarded to Teachers by Bright Ideas Prize Patrol

bright-ideas-schoolCoastal Electric Cooperative Awarded 16 Grants to School Teachers in Bryan, Liberty and McIntosh County

Submitted by: Mark Bolton

 

Coastal Electric Cooperative and its Foundation awarded 16 grants totaling over $22,000 Wednesday and Thursday to school teachers in Bryan, Liberty and McIntosh County. The winning teachers were caught totally by surprise when the Bright Ideas Prize Patrol came to their classroom to present them with giant balloon bouquets, gifts and a presentation check.

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Richmond Hill Welcomes New Clothing Boutique

ribbon-cutting-ruffled-feathersRuffled Feathers Boutique Cuts Ribbon

The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, Richmond Hill City Councilwoman Jan Bass and other invited guests joined on Thursday, October 9th for the Ruffled Feathers Boutique Open House reception beginning at 1:30 p.m. followed by the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 2 p.m. Ruffled Feathers is located in the Pig-A-Dilly shopping Plaza at 2552 US Hwy 17 in Richmond Hill, GA.

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Richmond Hill Historical Society to Host Fundraising Oyster Roast

oyster-roast-buildingTickets on Sale Through October 30

The Richmond Hill Historical Society will host its annual fundraising gala benefiting the Richmond Hill History Museum on December 12. This year’s gala, an oyster roast, will be held at the historic Henry Ford Oyster House and feature a new documentary, The Hidden History of Richmond Hill. Special guest speakers include award winning filmmaker Michael Jordan, and historian and author Buddy Sullivan.

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Richmond Hill Montessori Celebrates Pre-K Week with Senator Buddy Carter

buddy-carter-gaSenator Buddy Carter Visits Richmond Hill Children During Georgia's Pre-K Week

To celebrate Georgia's Pre-K program, Senator Buddy Carter visited Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool on October 8, 2014. During this week, leaders from across the state visit Pre-K classrooms where they can read to a Pre-K Class and tour the center.

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Mayor Fowler Visits The Children's Village for Pre-K Week

mayor-fowler-visits-montesorriRichmond Hill Celebrates Georgia’s Pre-K Program and All Early Education

On October 8, 2014, Richmond Hill Mayor Fowler visited The Children's Village in recognition of Georgia's Pre-K Week. Mayor Fowler read the children a classic book titled, "The Wheels on the Bus". The year's Georgia Pre-K Week runs from Monday, October 6th to Friday, October 10th.

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City of Richmond Hill Approves Bid for Sidewalk Project

RichmondHillcitylogoA System of Sidewalks Connecting Neighborhoods to Schools, Parks and Retail Establishments

Richmond Hill, Ga. – The City Council of Richmond Hill last night approved a bid for the city’s sidewalk project, a system of sidewalks connecting neighborhoods to schools, parks and retail establishments. The construction work, which will begin later this month, was awarded to Jerry D. Rushing Construction Company, Inc.

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Fall PSA from Bryan County Emergency Services

fall-psaTake Extra Safety Measures this Fall when Burning

Submitted by: Chief Freddy Howell

 

Fall is in the air and so will the smell of smoke! Fall weather in Georgia is perfect for working in the yard, and that includes clearing leaves and vegetation with fire. However, this type of burning is the number one cause of wildfires. The Bryan County Emergency Services and the Georgia Forestry Commission urges all residents to take extra safety measures this fall when burning.

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Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening for Bill Lucas Insurance Savannah Mall (Oct 11)

bill-lucas-rhgaBill Lucas Insurance Opens Savannah Mall Location

Please join Bill Lucas Insurance, The Savannah Mall, NASH FM 96.5 and other invited guests as we welcome Bill Lucas Insurance to the community. The ribbon cutting will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 11th and an open house will follow immediately. Light refreshments will be served. NASH FM will be broadcasting live from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Hiking 1 KM for Every Service Member KIA in the GWOT

mike-vitiMike Viti to Stop in Richmond Hill During Early November

"Mike's Hiking For Heroes" (MHFH) is a Legacies Alive project dedicated to honoring the legacy of every service member who has been killed in action during the Global War on Terror (GWOT). Over 7,100 kilometers will be hiked by Mike Viti around the United States, one kilometer per service member our nation has lost. The hike started on April 26th in DuPont, WA and go down the West Coast to San Diego, CA, then the trek turns eastward across the Southern United States until it reaches Savannah, GA. And finally, going up the East Coast and finishing on December 13th in Baltimore, MD at the Army-Navy Game. The goal of this project is to honor the legacy of our nation's heroes and rally support for their families who will forever be impacted by their sacrifice.

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5th Annual Kids' Crabbing Tournament

kids-crab-tournamentCrabbing: A Richmond Hill Tradition

Submitted by: Allison McCallum

 

“Crabbing and crab boils are as traditional in Richmond Hill as turkey is for Thanksgiving in the rest of the country,” Julie Seckinger mused when asked about why the Kid’s Crabbing Tourney was started five years ago in 2010. There are endless debates on when and how to catch and cook them, which is what spawned the idea to form a family friendly crabbing competition for kids. Over 70 children participated in the 5th Annual Kid’s Crabbing Tourney last Saturday, October 4th at Fort McAllister Marina, continuing the Richmond Hill crabbing tradition. Many of the kids have been competing since the beginning, and Julie says, “It’s wonderful to see the kids grow over the years.”

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2014 Richmond Hill High School Homecoming Game

homecoming-richmond-hill-ga-effinghamEffingham Rebels Defeat Richmond Hill Wildcats in Homecoming Game

Submitted by: Jen McIrvin

 

Richmond Hill Varsity Wildcats hosted Effingham’s Rebels Friday, October 3, 2014.  The much anticipated Homecoming game kicked off at 8pm to the largest crowd of the season so far.  Weather forecasts worried many, the rains came, but in the end the game was only delayed 30 minutes.

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Richmond Hill Garden Club's 15th Annual Pumpkin Patch

pumpink-patch-richmond-hill-gaAnnual Pumpkin Patch Festival Held in Richmond Hill, GA

Pumpkins and mums, games for fun, face painting and good food, home and garden decorations—that's what was found at this year's Pumpkin Patch, sponsored by the Richmond Hill Garden Club. A tradition for 15 years now, this year's event was held at the pavilion in J. F. Gregory Park on Saturday, October 4, from 9am-1pm.

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Pacing for Polio Fundrasing 5K Race Held in Richmond Hill

pacing-for-polio-raises-moneyRotary Club of Richmond Hill Raises $2,500 to Help the Sun Set on Polio

RICHMOND HILL, GA – October 6th 2014 last Saturday evening, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill and Georgia Game Changers raised over $2,500 to help the sun set on polio at a fundraising 5k race at J.F. Gregory Park.

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Paint Richmond Hill Pink!

pink-richmond-hill-gaSupport National Breast Cancer Center by Wearing Pink BCES T-Shirts

For the second year, Bryan County Emergency Services are going to support the National Breast Cancer Center by purchasing and wearing PINK BCES t-shirts during the month of October. Tell your Family and Friends!

 

Below is a picture of the pink t-shirts for this year. The cost will be $15.00 a shirt.

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City of Richmond Hill and Bryan County Seeking Vietnam and Vietnam Era Veterans

RichmondHillcitylogoService Members to Be Recognized at Ceremony Commemorating War’s 50th Anniversary in November

WHO: Local Residents.

 

WHAT: Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Ceremony. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Vietnam War, the city of Richmond Hill and Bryan County will hold a recognition ceremony on November 11 at JF Gregory Park. The city is seeking local Vietnam and Vietnam Era veterans to be recognized at the ceremony. If you are a local Vietnam or Vietnam Era veteran and would like to be recognized by receiving a certificate of appreciation, please RSVP to Christy Sherman at or 912.756.2676.

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