The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at St. Joseph School at 11045 St. Joseph Blvd., in Mantua from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good general health. It is preferred that donors bring some form of photo identification and a list of current medications.
For more information, call (800) GIVE-LIFE (448-3543) or visit the Web site at www.redcross.org/northernohio.
Jeremy and Melissa Janson-Baynes of Kent had a baby girl on Jan. 31. She weighed in at 9 pounds, 7 ounces. They named her Madeleine Marie. Melissa and Jeremy graduated from Crestwood High School with the class of 1994.
Maternal grandparents are Tony and Debbie Martino and Paul and Cindy Janson, all of Mantua. Paternal grandparents are Russ and Mickey Fair of Hiram.
The Mantua Village Elementary School Parent/Teacher Organization is still selling school replicas. They are a wooden, painted replica of the front of the Mantua Village Elementary School building. The design resembles that of the Cats Meow products. The cost is $12.
As we prepare to move to our new elementary buildings and leave the old Opportunity building behind, what a wonderful gift for your child to remember where their journey into education began. Dont forget parents, grandparents, and other family members who may have attended the school also. All in the community are invited to Collect the Memories.
If you are interested in making a purchase, contact PTO president Lisa Calapa at (330) 274-8654.
Susan L. Fields, proprietor of River Ridge Gallery Inc., of Mantua, and her husband, Jim, recently vacationed in Texas. They visited Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio. Their real destination was Graham, Texas, and the Dean Smith Celebrity Rodeo.
Their friend, actor/stuntman Dean Smith, invited movie and television celebrities, professional athletes and world champion rodeo cowboys to join the fight against cancer.
A fun-filled weekend raised more than $70,000 for the cancer charity and gave the Fields a chance to visit with many old friends and enjoy Texas hospitality.
Debbie Love and Ted Miller recently attended the State High School wrestling tournament held in Columbus. His son, Timmy Miller of Wadsworth, finished third at 152 pounds, Division I. Timmy is a sophomore at Wadsworth High School.
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit met Monday at the legion post. The Auxiliary is collecting tote bags and small carry-ons for veterans leaving the Veterans Hospital. The American Legion will meet at 7:30 p.m. March 20.
Jean Fugman and family of Auburn recently had a Country Music session to entertain Harry Kotkowski at his home. Harry has been ill since January.
The Portage County Soap Box Derby will be held June 28. Anyone interested in racing a Soap Box Derby car and needing information on racing, how to get started, or how to build a car, should plan on attending one of the informational meetings or workshops.
Workshops will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. March 21 at Brown Middle School in Ravenna, from 9 a.m. to noon March 22 at the Mantua Village Park Lodge and from 7 to 9 p.m. April 4 at Brown Middle School in Ravenna.
For more information, call Bob Sovil at (330) 584-6235, Joe Hull at (330) 297-7805 or Jim Smith at (330) 677-4979 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations go out to all the Crestwood High School Winter Court members who were honored at the boys basketball game in January including freshmen James Sargiovanni and Candice Cozzone, sophomores Steve Santner and Ashley Nussbaum, and juniors Chris McIntyre and Lyndsey Kraus.
The senior boys were Brandon Jusek, Paul Marzec, Nick Pero, Greg Resh and Matt Szydlowski. The senior girls were Sarah Davis, Joanna Janac, Sarah Smith, Kelly Smosarski and Brittany Strosmider. Congratulations to king Nick Pero and queen Sarah Davis.
Call Debbie Haylett at (330) 274-3211 with your Crestwood news.