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Festival cake for fall celebration

First Baptist Church of Hinesville member Ivy Amstutz created a completely edible scarecrow cake for the church's Fall Festival on Friday night.

October 31, 2011 | Photo provided | Lifestyle


Recession keeping retirees where they are

WASHINGTON (AP) - Many baby boomers say they're likely to stay put in retirement amid a shaky economy. Those who hope to buy a new place are looking for a smaller home somewhere with a better climate that's more affordable and close to family, a new poll finds.

October 29, 2011 | By Derek Kravitz Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Winn hospital volunteers make a difference in Long County

More than 100 Winn Army Community Hospital volunteers, soldiers, civilians and military family members donated their time Saturday to make a difference in the lives of several residents at Coastal Manor nursing home in Long County.

October 27, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Hinesville goes pink for a night

The weather was chilly but the spirit of giving was warm Thursday evening at the Hinesville Farmers Market as patrons helped vendors raise money for breast-cancer awareness. The Suzie Q's pancake supper and Art Your Bra contest capped the night, bringing together survivors and supporters to continue the fight against the disease that affects hundreds of thousands of women and their families every year.

October 26, 2011 | Jen Alexander McCall Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Arts council opens new facility

A Commerce Street storefront that once was in disrepair now has new life, filled with visual arts that range from Asian-inspired black and cream canvases to bluesy abstract pieces.

October 26, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Retired Educators Day is Nov. 6

John McIver, chairman of the Liberty County Commission, signs a proclamation to recognize Nov. 6 as Georgia Retired Educators Day. McIver is urging all citizens to honor retired educators. Pictured behind McIver are retired educators Jane Cart, LaFayne May, Joan Hollingsworth, Don Melton and Jean Johnson.

October 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Savannah's Law House on peril list

SAVANNAH - The W.W. Law House, 710 W. Victory Dr. in Savannah, has been named to The Georgia Trust's 2012 Places in Peril list, which identifies 10 Peach State historic sites threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of maintenance, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy. The Georgia Trust made the official announcement earlier today.

October 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Restaurant owner is humanitarian of year

More than 130 community members gathered at Club Stewart on Oct. 11 to recognize Gary W. Dodd, Hinesville's humanitarian of the year. The dinner event, hosted by the Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless, also served as a fundraiser for the organization.

October 25, 2011 | By Judy Shippey Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Gum Branch woman puts her life in quilts

If you're familiar with the terms bias, bearding and batting, you may be awed by one Liberty County resident's display of about 50 handmade quilts this week.

October 25, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Lifestyle


International Greetings raises $2,200 for shelter

What started out as a week of recognition among employees of International Greetings USA in Midway turned into cold hard cash for the Liberty Humane Shelter on Tuesday afternoon. International Greetings employees delivered an envelope containing $2,200 to LHS President Sandra Frye.

October 24, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Servicemembers complete training

Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Casey L. Hearn recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N.J.

October 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Seafood festival a hit with crowd

The 13th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival attracted tens of thousands of people to Richmond Hill's J.F. Gregory Park last weekend for a myriad of seafood, carnival rides, games and activities for children and adults, vendor booths and live entertainment by recording artists Orleans, We The Kings and 38 Special.

October 19, 2011 | Katie McGurl Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Fundraiser promotes good health

The Liberty Regional Foundation and Liberty Regional Medical Center celebrated its sixth annual Foundation Fundraiser, "An Evening Under the Oaks," on Saturday at the Dorchester Shooting Preserve in Midway.

October 19, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Two complete basic training

Army Pfc. Terry T. Faciane Jr. graduated from basic combat training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo. Faciane is the son of Anita M. Faciane of Hinesville and Terry Faciane Sr. of New Orleans.

October 18, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Honey is as old as written history

Several weeks ago, I read one of the sweetest stories in the Coastal Courier. It was about the beehive that was found in the walls of the old Liberty County Courthouse while it was being renovated.

October 17, 2011 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


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BBQ cooks sought for competition

The Hinesville Area Arts Council is accepting applications for barbecue connoisseurs to compete at the 11th annual Blues & BBQ Festival, set for 4-11 p.m. Sept. 20.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Gum Branch lawman recalls notable arrests

"It was the middle of April in 1954, and Myles and I were coming from Tampa, Fla., to Gum Branch to meet his parents and family," Myles Groover's wife, Carlyne Groover, recalled. "We had been married just two weeks.

July 22, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Back-to-school fair on Hunter

A Community Activities, Information and Registration and Back-to-School Fair will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 30 at Tominac Fitness Center on Hunter.

July 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


‘Frozen’ characters coming to TV — sort of

Q: Is it true that characters from the hit Disney film "Frozen" are coming to "Once Upon a Time"? Judging by the tease from this season's finale, I'd say yes. - Steff S. in Florida

July 19, 2014 | By Cindy Elavsky King Features Syndicate | Lifestyle


Depp isn’t transcendent in his latest movie on home video

EDITOR'S NOTE: DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week of July 21.

July 19, 2014 | By Sam Struckhoff King Features Syndicate | Lifestyle


Courier’s new online calendar gets bigger

A new local and regional calendar is available on coastalcourier.com that allows visitors to find a variety of entertainment and events not only in Hinesville, but also Savannah and as far away as Macon and Hilton Head.

July 18, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz kumholtz@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Tomatoes are terrific summertime treats

Every day, twice a day I check my garden to see if I have any "maters" ripe and ready for picking. In less sophisticated parts of the country, this veggie-fruit is called a tomato, but I live in Georgia, so I call them maters.

July 17, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


New women's group hopes to help community

Fourteen Bryan and Liberty County women walked the halls of the Dorchester Village Civic Center dressed in white, each with a pink corsage, as they were dubbed Top Ladies of Distinction on Saturday.

July 17, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz Courier intern | Lifestyle


Legion Post 321 installs officers, retires flags

East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 installed new officers Saturday afternoon in a ceremony at the Midway Police Department. The American Legion Department of Georgia Junior Vice Commander George Walker swore in the new leaders.

July 17, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Students' art depicts historic event

From now until September, the community can view artwork by several Bradwell Institute students at the Historic Dorchester Academy Museum that focuses on an important event in African-American history.

July 15, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz Courier intern | Lifestyle


Dodd named to board of directors

SAVANNAH - The Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire, a nonprofit organization that provides a "home away from home" for families who have critically ill or injured children receiving treatment at Savannah-area hospitals, recently announced that four new members were elected to its board of directors.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Recycling fever is a good fever to have — and here’s why

When it comes to recycling, did you realize that more actually means less?

July 15, 2014 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


Contestants sought for BBQ festival

The Hinesville Area Arts Council is accepting applications for barbecue contestants for the 11th annual Blues & BBQ Festival, set for 4-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.

July 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


'Rio 2' brings more of the same

DVD's expected in stores an online next week include:

July 12, 2014 | By Sam Struckhoff King Features | Lifestyle


'Gypsy' hitchhiking the skies

Amber Nolan is hitchhiking across the country - by air. Not commercial air, but general aviation.

July 12, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


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