Lakewood OH

Rocky River Chatter Feb. 14

SWEET MUSIC: Three Magnificat students received a “1” rating and one student earned a “2” rating at the Ohio Music Education Association’s high school solo and ensemble contest in January at Tri-C’s west campus. The scale is based on a rating of 1 to 5, with 1 being the highest. Recognized with a “1” rating were senior Sarah Miller, piano solo, junior Rebecca Mainger, clarinet solo, and freshman Allison Melvin, flute solo. Receiving a “2” was junior Elizabeth Young, vocal solo.

FISH FRY FRIDAYS: The Magnificat Fathers’ Club will sponsor shrimp/fish fries on Feb. 24, March 9 and March 23 from 5-7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Dinners include a half pound of Lake Erie perch, shrimp or a combination, plus fries, coleslaw, roll and butter. Pierogies, beer, wine and pop will also be available.

Cost for adults is $12. Children’s meals of pizza or macaroni and cheese will available for $5. Contact Julie Gibbons at or 440-331-1572 for more information.

STAR VOLUNTEER: Kay Butler has been named Rocky River Senior Center volunteer of the month. She donated over 40 items for exhibition in the 2011 quilt show and is a member of the senior center’s “Stitch and Chatter” group. She and her husband, Neil, have seven children, 22 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION: Get out your Mardi Gras beads and celebrate Fat Tuesday at the Rocky River Senior Center on Feb. 21 from noon-1:30 p.m. A deli lunch will be served from noon to 1 p.m., featuring a festive special along with other traditional Mardi Gras goodies. Enjoy the jazzy New Orleans music of Bob Ritter and Dean Keble as they entertain from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

RRHS STUDENT HONORED: The recognitions for RRHS junior Rob Hendricks keep multiplying. Hendricks was named one of Ohio’s top youth volunteers for 2012 by the Prudential Spirit of Community, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.

Hendricks was honored for his creation of Hoops for Hunger, the annual food collection and fundraising drive that yielded more than $60,000 and 17,000 cans of food during its first three years for the Cleveland Food bank.



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