The local We Can! communitywide health and fitness campaign was launched Friday with a proclamation signing and meeting between leaders of three community partners, Liberty County, the city of Hinesville and Fort Stewart. The tri-group effort is the first of its kind in the nation, and will focus on implementing curriculum and data from the National Institutes of Health into available programs offered by several Liberty County agencies.
Richmond Hill Community Education is holding painting classes for adults where people can be "Picasso for a night."
The Liberty Theatre Company, formed by the Hinesville Area Arts Council, made a $500 donation to the Dorchester Civic Center, Inc. on May 3 as a way to thank the center and its board for allowing the company to stage its recent production, "Vanities," at the restored school.
On April 16 at Dorchester Academy in Midway, Liberty County Boy Scout Troop 581 listened to guest speaker Alexander Gardner give a lecture on international Morse code and the importance of staying in school, getting a good education and acting respectfully.
The annual Long County Relay for Life Friday in Ludowici at Veteran's Stadium raised more than $30,000, according to organizer Brandi Smiley.
Hinesville's first farmers market this Thursday promises a host of bargains, including its hours of operation. The market will be held from 4-8 p.m. each Thursday, from May 6-Oct. 28, at Bradwell Park and along Commerce Street in downtown Hinesville. For more on this story, pick up a copy of Sunday's Coastal Courier.
Members of the Morning Glory Garden Club, of the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc.- Oleander District, set up camellia displays in area banks in March for the public to enjoy. Varieties displayed included Frances Smith, Alba Plena, Rubra, Julio Nuncio, Anita, White Empress, Professor Sargent, Pink Perfection, Lady Clare, variegated and Finlandia.
Hinesville Fire Department representatives talked to Golden Heirs at the April meeting. "Safety in the home" was the topic taught by firefighter Charles Helton and engineer Larry Dasher. Some safety measures given for people to follow are:
The 2010 Long County Relay for Life starts tonight at 5 on Veterans Field near Smiley Elementary School in Ludowici.
City officials plan to beautify Hinesville by commissioning street art for the Memorial Drive roundabout. Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said Savannah College of Art and Design students will create designs for a sculpture or memorial art piece that characterizes and celebrates Hinesville. For more on this story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Coastal Courier.
A crowd of Army spouses, children and dogs, most clad in bright yellow T-shirts, gathered under gray, drizzly skies Saturday for the Yellow Ribbon Walk on Fort Stewart. The walk marked the halfway point for the 3rd Infantry Divisions Run/Walk To and From Iraq/Afghanistan, an exercise and morale boosting initiative begun in January.
Preschoolers eagerly waited for a turn to sit in the driver's seat during Wheels Day Friday on Fort Stewart. Military children from the installation's Child Development Centers were given a tour of numerous emergency and service vehicles, including a Hinesville police car, an Army humvee, a Forestry Division front-end loader and a Fort Stewart Fire Department ladder truck.
The Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will hold its second annual Mother's Day Luncheon at noon Thursday, May 6, at the Chatham Club in the Desoto Hilton Hotel. The theme is "Every Child Deserves a Good Mother." The cost is $50 per person and proceeds benefit CASA. Checks can be mailed to Savannah CASA, 428 Bull St., suite 205, Savannah, GA 31401. Donations are tax deductible.
The Coastal Courier is having a "Cutest Kids" contest. To enter, upload your child's photo at www.coastalcourier.com/cutestkids by May 8. There is no charge and prizes will be awarded. Readers will begin voting for their favorites, by age group, May 9.
Recently, the 2010 Miss Tri-County Pageant was held at Long County High School. The pageant drew poised young women from around the area, and the event was organized by Debbi Gaitten.
Wild Night on Ossabaw will be Dec. 31-Jan. 1 on Ossabaw Island.
If you're looking for an injection of holiday spirit this weekend, you don't have far to go as both Pembroke and Richmond Hill kick off the Christmas holiday this weekend.
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The Hinesville Area Arts Council will host an unusual art exhibition Thursday.
Monday night's seventh annual Christmas in the Park was one of the largest ever, with hundreds of families filling Bradwell Park and the Commerce Street area to see Santa and his reindeer, ride a train or horse-drawn carriage and enjoy live entertainment.
Air Force Airman Shannon K. Murchison recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Nine-year-old Amaya Ruiz met Mayor James Fuller at the November Ludowici City Council meeting, and she let him know she has her sights set on his office.
One doesn't have to be crazy to be a paratrooper, but one does have to be tough.
Residents can empty their closets and toy boxes for a good cause and meet the faces behind community-service organizations at a resource fair and donation drive from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec.7, at the Liberty County Division of Family and Children Services office on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
The Christmas tree outside Club Stewart will come to life at a lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
A Dec. 14 English-style tea service at the Midway Museum gives visitors a chance to check out exhibits and Christmas decorations while enjoying piping-hot beverages and homemade sandwiches and desserts. Seatings are at 11 a.m., noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 912-884-5837 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tea service is $10 per person.
The marshes at WaterWays Township are a perfect place to boat, fish and kayak in peace. It's no wonder the volunteers and coordinators of Coastal Georgia's Heroes on the Water Program decided to return to the area Saturday for the second time this year, offering service members the chance to fish, paddle and enjoy a day on the water.
Georgia's only Revolutionary War historic site, Sunbury's Fort Morris, held its annual "Come and Take It!" encampment Saturday, drawing more than 200 visitors to the earthen berms on the banks of the Medway River.
Those who would like to brighten the holidays for service members on Fort Stewart are invited to sponsor or set up light displays.
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