Crew House open
for summer series
The Crew House Museum on Main Street, Richmond, and operated by the Richmond Community Historical Society will kick off its summer open house series from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Don and Becky Swickard will serve as hosts.
Visitors can tour the facility that features a variety of Richmond memorabilia and check out the Jefferson Union High School room of school items, including yearbooks, uniforms and trophies.
There will be Richmond crocks and mugs on sale in addition to Richmond history books and T-shirts bearing the logo "In Richmond, We Remember."
The open houses will be held on the second and fourth Sundays in June, July and August.
Phil Judy is president of the historical society. For information, call (740) 765-4534.
Corn hole tourney
at July festival
The 32nd-annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival will host a cornhole tournament at 6 p.m. July 25 at Heritage Port Waterfront, Wheeling.
Registration is $20 per person. Pre-registration is due by July 1. Those pre-registering will receive a T-shirt.
For information or to enter, call Kim Smith at (304) 233-1090 or David Seum at (304) 810-0131.
Brooke Hills Park
heated pool open
Brooke Hills Park's newly heated pool is open.
The pool's hours are from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, pending suitable weather and customer participation. Visitors may call (304) 737-1236 to confirm it is open.
Admission is $3 for age 12 and up and $2 for ages 4-11, with children 3 and under admitted free.
Passes are $40 per person, $85 for a family of four and $30 per senior 60 and older.
The park plans to add Monday and Wednesday evening Zumba classes at the pool later in June.
Area youth chosen
as state finalist
Raven A. Thorn, 12-year-old daughter of Amber Thorn of Steubenville, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Ohio Pageant to be held July 19-20 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus.
The newly crowned Miss Pre-Teen Ohio will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses and air transportation to compete in the national pageant at Disneyland in California.
Pageants are held for girls ages 4 to 18 in five different age groups with contestants competing in four overall categories, including formal wear modeling, personal introduction, interview and community service project.
The National American Miss Pageant System is the largest in the nation, according to a news release, and the pageant awards thousands in scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist in the development of young ladies nationwide. Thorn's activities include cheering, dancing, modeling, music, animals and spending time with family.
Sisters of Garibaldi
Gina Marchetti presided at the April 15 meeting of the Sisters of Garibaldi where plans were made for the spring banquet.
It will be held on June 17 at the lodge, beginning at 6 p.m. Members are encouraged to bring a guest.
The April meeting serving committee consisted of Teresa Lamantia and Filomena DiCarlantonio.
Prizes were awarded to Mary Arlia, Lucy Takach, Mary Fletcher, Cindy Thomaselli, Mary Santangelo and Yolando Mannelli.
Judy Jordan book to be topic
The Mended Hearts Chapter 087 meeting on Thursday at 1 p.m. in the library of the Prime Time Senior Center at 300 Lovers Lane, Steubenville, will welcome local author Mary Paice as its guest speaker.
She will discuss her book, "A Life of Love with Madam Judy Jordan" and be available after her presentation to sign books and sell copies for $20.
Members interested in having lunch before the meeting are reminded to call the center 24 hours in advance and make reservations. The menu that day wills be chicken patty, cheesy potato casserole, three-bean salad, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and water.
Mended Hearts will not be meeting in July or August. Plans are for Mended Hearts to join in the Prime Time picnic later this summer.
At the May 5 meeting where President Jim Thompson presided, the guest speaker was Erin Menzel, who presented a program on stress management. She discussed symptoms, the differences between chronic and fleeting stress, internal and external causes and the importance of taking care of yourself in dealing with stress.
Betty Thompson reported there had been 57 hospital visits made in April.
An inventory of heart pillows and supplies indicated that 61 are complete and available at the east campus; 67 have been sewn and started; 40 are unsewn; four are available; and two boxes of stuffing are on hand. Larry Bauer will offer additional stuffing.
Brooke students head to Girls State
With help from the Wellsburg Women of the Moose and Bethany Woman's Club, the Wellsburg American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 will be sending three girls to Rhododendron Girls State at Wheeling Jesuit University on June 9-14.
Attending will be Brooke High School juniors Calandra Olenick, Jentzen Kowcheck and Emily Stuck.
The Steubenville Rotary Club was to welcome licensed massage therapist Melissa Ryan as its guest speaker today at its noon business and luncheon meeting at the YWCA of Steubenville.
Goodwill Industries job developer Dawn Gombar will be the June 13 speaker, and Don Heiss of the Cancer Dietary Initiative at the Tony Teramana Cancer Center will be the speaker at the June 20 meeting.
Beth Rupert-Warren is program chair for June.