Vacationing Dorothy Poland made a long long distance call on Feb. 14 from Australia to Bonaire, Ga. She was eager to find out the name of her 21st grandchild. Her son, Patrick, a captain in the U.S. Air Force, was pleased to tell her Sean Patrick had joined the family of Elizabeth, 5, Grace, 3, and Lillian, 2. The baby weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches long with long, black hair. Mom Elaine is doing fine, too. Maternal grandparents Walter and Elizabeth Lestock of Solon were able to visit the newest family member after Elaine and Sean arrived home. Recently, Mike and Teresa Bica were guests of Mikes cousin, Jack Vaccaro, and his wife, Sheila, at their condo near Liberia, Costa Rica. The highlight of the trip for Mike was going charter fishing in the Pacific Ocean and catching a 75-pound rooster fish. They both experienced the Witchs Rock Canopy Tour over the rain forest by traveling 350 feet above the ground and sliding on a cable to 12 platforms, walking on three suspension bridges and climbing up steel ladders to higher elevations. More relaxed experiences were enjoyed at the Tabacon Resorts 12 hot mineral springs at the base of the Arenal Volcano and a sunset cruise on a catamaran. Ill bet the Bicas are planning another vacation. They go on the neatest trips. Tony Profio and Joe Cariglio were presented with a gold card commemorating 50 years of membership in the National Association of Letter Carriers. They also received gold pins and a letter of appreciation from the president of the association. A number of carriers from our local post office also attended this affair in Barberton. Im sure a lot of us remember these two fine former mail carriers and congratulate them for their dedication. The Auxiliary of Robinson Memorial Hospital will host a Victorian Rose benefit and style show luncheon at 11 a.m. April 26 at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in Rootstown. This years theme will be quite different from the past as they will feature vintage clothing along with a Chinese raffle and silent auction. Chairmen Jane Minard and Deborah Solan, along with their committees, are busy working to make this a fun and worthwhile day. Profits will continue to help fulfill the auxiliarys commitment to support Robinson Memorial Hospital. Call Jeanne Tondiglia at (330) 297-1866 for ticket information. I had one of the most enjoyable times recently when Betty Carter hosted a luncheon for a few of her legion of friends at Ciprianos Restaurant in Ravenna. The women seated at my table were all so interesting and diverse that it made for great conversation. The group consisted of Jill and Harriet Piccione, Eve Tsai, Greta Nordhoff, Fanny Spagnuolo, Becky and Charlotte Garro, Justine Trivelli, Kathy Palmerton, Carol Garrett and Carol Ford. Becky just returned from a trip to Chicago with in-laws, Chet and Marie Garro. They took little 16-month Fiona Bartholomew home to parents Dawn (Garro) and Jon Bartholomew. Chet did all the driving (tell you anything?). The three Garros, along with Chuck, recently vacationed in Florida. Harriet and Dave Piccione and daughter, Megan, also just returned from Dallas visiting her parents. They enjoyed shopping, eating and a much-needed rest. In February, they were in Las Vegas. Kathy Palmerton and husband, Keith, returned from the Florida Keys and Everglades, where they visited her parents, Burt and Susie Frank. Portage County Commissioner Maureen Frederick announced a resolution from the commissioners proclaiming March 31 Betty Carter Day. She was seated with Catherine Maroni, Marguerite Harris, Jewell Keyser and Ruth Young. Betty had at her table Edna Clay, Rose Riddle and Betsy Whitmore. When Cleon Cipriano could break away, she sat and chatted as well. Its great we all have wonderful friends and this luncheon confirmed it. Gorgeous long-stemmed roses from City Gardener were parting gifts to us from our gracious hostess. Betty will be moving to Hebron, Tenn., to live with her son and his family. We will all miss this beautiful lady.Linda and Scott Fosnights next tag sale will be held April 26 and 27 at 415 Valleyview in Kent. The sales will start at 9 a.m. and finish at 5 p.m. and are always a lot of fun. So many of us follow their sales that we meet old friends as well as attend a good sale. On May 3 and 4, another sale will be held at 121 Forest Drive in Kent. Hope to see you there.For Ravenna news, call Angie Reedy at (330) 297-7228.