Community Notes Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012
Birth announcements (October 9, 2012)
A daughter, Paige Anna, was born to Matt and Misty Jakeway of Petoskey at 10:38 a.m. Oct. 7, 2012, at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey. Paige weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth. Her sibling is Taryn Bella Jakeway. Grandparents are Linda and Bruce Lyon of Petoskey, Steve and Karen Jakeway of Petoskey, and Mike and Sandy Wilson of Petoskey.
You can help save lives. Sponsor a blood drive. If your business or group has 25 people committed to donate blood at your site, your Red Cross rep can help you run a successful blood drive. The business or group secures the refreshments (cookies and juice minimum) for donors, distributing posters, fliers provided by the American Red Cross, scheduling donor appointments and providing volunteer help the day of the blood drive (including unload/set-up and tear-down/reload. To get things rolling, contact your northwest lower Michigan representative Biz Bauer at (231) 347-5984. To volunteer for this opportunity or to see more volunteer opportunities go to the Char-Em United Way website: http://tinyurl.com/volunteerconnections or call (231) 487-1006.
You can help
If your organization needs volunteers or donated items, write Debbie McGuiness at the Petoskey News-Review, 319 State St., Petoskey, Mich., 49770, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Because of the large number of requests, we will publish your listing only twice.
The East Jordan Freedom Festival has kicked off its 2013 festival season. The organizational meetings take place 6 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the East Jordan Police Department. There are numerous vacancies for committee chairpersons. Some of the positions we are looking to fill: chairperson for the Friday night block party, cardboard boat regatta and the water cannon recon mission. We are also in need of someone to take care of press/PR, volunteers to man the information booth and just plain helping hands for all events. If you have any questions call the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce office at (231) 536-7351.
Bay Bluffs, in Harbor Springs is looking for community volunteers to help work in their many gardens on their facility grounds. If you're interested in helping contact Ted Monroe at (231) 526-4436.
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. If you are available and would like to give even a few hours per month, 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. If you would like to donate your clean, well-cared-for items, stop by the Petoskey Center at 1322 Anderson Road. A receipt for your donation 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 additional information.
Zonta Club of Petoskey is accepting donationsof one yard or longer of 100 percent cotton and fiberfill. These will be used to make the mastectomy pillows that the club donates to the hospital. If you would like to donate contact Karen Clark at (231) 347-0313.
Bay Bluffs in Harbor Springs is in need of recent hardcover books and books on tape, for their library. No paperbacks, please. For more information, call (231) 526-5495.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
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 8-9 a.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 29 at Stafford's The Pier Restaurant, Harbor Springs.
Petoskey Duplicate Bridge Club meets 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 2144 Cemetery Road, Petoskey (behind Lowe's). All players welcome. Visit www.petoskeybridgeclub.com or call (231) 881-0829 for information.