The Junior League of Youngstown honored breast-cancer survivors of the Mahoning Valley for the 18th year at its Pink Ribbon Tea recently at The Georgetown Banquet Center. Survivors shared their stories, struggles and victories. The Pink Ribbon Tea committee includes Sallie McKelvey, foreground; front row from left, Connie Knecht, Gretchen Backus, chairwoman Annette Camacci and Anna Marie Newman; and back row from left, Cindy Bennett, Paula Stefanski, Susan Berny, Rae Lackner, Sue Trebilcock and Pat Butto. Brenda M. Rider, founder of A Way With Words Foundation and a 13-year breast-cancer survivor, presented the program at this year’s event. A Way With Words is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to anyone who has been touched by cancer. ROCcK (Raising Our Commitment to Cancer Kids, a children’s choir formed by Rider, performed at the event. Generous support of members and corporate underwriters made it possible for 400 survivors to attend the event free of charge.
Added: Mon, November 12, 2012
Witmer’s Inc., 39821 Salem Unity Road, Salem, will have its annual Spread the Cheer Food Drive through Dec. 19. They will accept nonperishable food items as well as health and hygiene items. Donations may be made in the showroom during normal business hours. The goal is to fill a new 80-bushel Pequea manure spreader for Thanksgiving and again before Christmas. Shown making her donation is Carrie McKarns.
Added: Tue, October 30, 2007
Home Savings Charitable Foundation recently presented a check for $1,500 to Youngstown S.C.O.R.E. Chapter 112, a nonprofit organization dedicated to entrepreneur education at Youngstown State University. Holding the check are, from left, Jeanne Watson-Antol, retail manager II, Home Savings YSU office; Steve Spencer, treasurer; Sam Roth, fundraising chairman; and Ed Stahura, chairman. S.C.O.R.E., also known as Counselors to America’s Small Business, supports the formation, growth and success of small business. The chapter has 38 volunteers and provides free confidential business counseling and workshops for both start-up entrepreneurs and current small business owners. For information about S.C.O.R.E. call 330-941-2948 or visit www.youngstown.score.org.
Added: Mon, September 24, 2012
Green Bay’s Grigory Dikushin gets the puck past Phantoms goalie Sean Romeo for the Gamblers’ first goal of the game Sunday.
Youngstown Christian’s Darrien Townsend (2) keeps his balance after being hit by Malvern’s Nick Mohr (1) during the second quarter of Friday night’s Division VI regional semifinal at Akron St. Vincent St. Mary High School in Akron. YCS won, 25-20.
George Garrett, left, demonstrates new technology to Greg Stevens at the Girard library. Local libraries are taking advantage of new technology to make information accessible to the public.
Col. Walter Duzzny, left, and Bill Pacak prepare to lay the wreath at the Civil War monument in downtown Youngstown during a Veterans Day observance Sunday.
Dawn Kabetso has opened a new photography studio in Canfield. She also has been involved in a program that gives soldiers who are getting ready to deploy or coming back from active duty the chance to have photos taken with their families for free.