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Landscape work earns student a scholarship from local Rotary: A Place in the Sun

LAKEWOOD, Ohio – At a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Lakewood-Rocky River Sunrise, Tessa Pickering was awarded a $5,000 scholarship for her freshman year at The Ohio State University.

This scholarship was made possible by a donation from club member William Minnich to the club’s foundation. Minnich had seen Tessa’s work with Barker Landscaping in his yard and in the yards of some of his neighbors in the Clifton Park area of ​​Lakewood.

Minnich learned from Sarah Barker, company owner, that Tessa was planning to go to OSU and study landscape architecture.

Minnich has been a longtime supporter of the club’s foundation and decided to designate his donation for this scholarship. He focused previous donations for funding the needs of deserving students in the Lakewood area. Besides her work with the Barker Landscaping Co., Tessa works on the Pickering Family Farm and retail store in Avon.

The Rotary Club of Lakewood-Rocky River Sunrise Foundation supports many community, youth and vocational service projects in the area through donations to nonprofit agencies and organizations in the area.

The foundation receives its funds through regular donations from club members and fundraising events. A major fundraising event is planned for May 6, at the Don Umerley Civic Center in Rocky River.

Visit llrsunriserotary.org for more information.

The club welcome civic-minded men and women who want to “Make a Difference” locally and around the world. Learn more about Rotary by contacting Kathy Berkshire at sloopyohio19@gmail.com.

Premier performance: The Fairview SilverSneakers Tap Dance Group will present its first performance at 1 pm Feb. 18 at Fairview Park Senior Center, following the regular hot lunch.

Dessert will be provided courtesy of Life Care Centers of Westlake.

The Senior Center is at 20769 Lorain Road, Fairview Park.

Registration is underway for the next fundraising lunch at North Olmsted Senior Center. (Carol Kovach/special to cleveland.com)

Fundraising lunch: North Olmsted Senior Center will have a lunch fundraiser at noon Feb. 25 at North Olmsted Community Cabin, 28114 Lorain Road, North Olmsted.

Avon Place is sponsoring the lunch, which features loaded baked potato soup, garden salad and ambrosia salad for dessert.

All cash or check donations will support Senior Center programming. Make checks payable to the city of North Olmsted. Registration deadline is Feb. 21.

For more information or to register for any of the Senior Center’s upcoming events and activities, call 440-777-8100.

Anniversary donations: In commemoration of its 30 years in Northeast Ohio, Hospitality Restaurants donated $1,000 daily for 30 days to 30 local charities.

The firm’s corporate office is located at 22005 Macick Road, Fairview Park.

Knowing that $1,000 would not be game-changing to most nonprofits, the company reached out to suburban mayors, community leaders and philanthropist leaders to identify 30 local charitable organizations that the donation would best impact. Fairview Park Hunger Center was among the recipients of a $1,000 donation.

George Schindler, president; Sheri Wilber, general manager, Cabin Club; Kay Ameen, CEO/CFO, and David Hale, retired partner, are the company founders. Ameen and Schindler, longtime best friends, decided how to best highlight the company’s significant milestone.

For 30 years, Hospitality Restaurants has worked with various volunteer groups in Northeast Ohio and beyond to fill food pantry shelves and help provide clothing to those in need.

The company began as a dream of high school pals and college roommates Ameen and Schindler. It consists of eight award-winning restaurants and has more than 300 staff members in Northeast Ohio. Hospitality Restaurants include Blue Point Grille, Rosewood Grill, Kingfish, Salmon Dave’s, Cabin Club, Delmonico’s and Thirsty Parrot.

Reminder: The Frostville Winter Farmers Market and Trash and Treasures Sale takes place 10 am to 1 pm Saturdays in February at Frostville Museum, 24101 Cedar Point Road, North Olmsted, in the Rocky River Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks – weather permitting.

Masks are required in the barn and schoolhouse. The market features local farmers, seasonal produce, free range meats, pastries, eggs, honey, maple syrup, tea and coffee, artisan breads and more.

Anyone interested in contributing items for the sale should contact Bob Lamb at 440-292-7822. For information, contact aobbish.marketmanager@yahoo.com or 330-592-6518 or visit olmstedhistoricalsociety.org.

Connecting for Kids: Registration is required for the next Connecting for Kids program, “Behavior Chat: Tracking and Tackling Problem Behaviors.” The virtual program will be at 7 pm Feb. 16.

It will help provide strategies to motivate children toward positive behavior and help parents get ahead of meltdowns before they begin. Program participants will learn to use the tools in the toolkit to help children control behavior and manage emotions. The toolkit will be provided free to each attendee.

Register online at connectingforkids.org/register, by email at info@connectingforkids.org, or call/text: 440-570-5908; para español, 440-907-9130.

Connecting for Kids is committed to offering quality programs to families through COVID-related closures. For the latest program information, visit connectingforkids.org.

CFK provides education and support to families with concerns about their child. The group serves all families, including those children with and without formal diagnoses. CFK also offers educational programs, support groups, a Parent Match Program and numerous resources.

Information, please: Readers are invited to share information about themselves, their families and friends, organizations, church events, etc. in Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Olmsted and West Park for the A Place in the Sun column, which I write on a freelance basis. Awards, honors, milestone birthdays or anniversaries and other items are welcome. Submit information at least 10 days before the requested publication date to carolkovach@hotmail.com.

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