A daughter, Miranda Elizabeth, was born to Josh and Suzy Walkerdine of Petoskey at 12:55 p.m. on Feb. 29, 2012, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. Miranda weighed 5 pounds, 12.7 ounces, and measured 18.5 inches long at birth. Her brothers are Nolan and Carter. Grandparents are Marion and Jack Gibson of Bradenton, Fla., Rolf and Carole Maier of Rochester Hills, Stephanie and Ken Walkerdine of Rochester Hills.
You can help
If your organization needs volunteers or donated items, write Debbie McGuiness at Petoskey News-Review, 319 State St., Petoskey, Mich. 49770, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of the Petoskey Public Library is launching a book drive to raise money to support library programs and buy books. Drop off used books in good condition to the library. No text books please. The book sale will take place during summer sidewalk sales.
Hardcover books (fiction only) in good condition are requested for the library at the Petoskey Friendship Center. A donation receipt will be given on request. 1322 Anderson Road, Petoskey.
The Women's Resource Center needs volunteers to work at its safe home and Gold Mine Resale Shop. For information, contact Jamie Winters at (231) 347-1572.
The Petoskey Friendship Center's loan closet offers a wide variety of gently-used durable medical equipment for those facing surgery, illness, or long-term health conditions. The program is currently in need of wheelchairs, bedside commodes, toilet risers, shower chairs, bath benches and wheeled walkers. To donate clean, well-cared-for items, stop by the Petoskey center at 1322 Anderson Road. A receipt will be provided.
The Gold Mine Resale Shop of the Women's Resource Center has two Petoskey locations, 1002 Emmet St. and 1878 U.S. 31 North. Both stores accept donations of gently used furniture, household items and clothing, and are open from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Volunteers are also needed. Call (231) 347-3970 for information.
Bay Bluffs in Harbor Springs is in need of recent hardcover books and books on tape for its library. No paperbacks. For information, (231) 526-5495.
Wednesday, March 14
BNI-Business Before Breakfast, meets 7-8:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the Petoskey United Methodist Church. Visitors welcome.
Harbor Springs Kiwanis Club meets at noon the second and fourth Wednesday at Stafford's The Pier Restaurant. Visitors welcome.
Petoskey Duplicate Bridge Club meets noon Wednesdays at 2144 Cemetery Road, Petoskey (behind Lowe's). All players welcome. Visit www.petoskeybridgeclub.com or call (231) 881-0829 for information.
Friends of the Boyne River will meet 7 p.m. Wednesday in the community room at Boyne District Library. Guest speaker Cydney Steeb from the Emmet County Conservation District will talk about the Master Naturalist program. Steeb's will also discuss conservation, native plants, wetlands, dunes and fishing. Refreshments will be served.
Thursday, March 15
Petoskey Zonta Club meets noon Thursday at Stafford's Perry Hotel.