Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Debbie Jarosz has transformed from somebody who has never been to Uganda to a board director on a nonprofit organization dedicated to support the residents of the country.
Sponsored by Grape-Nuts.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. For Debbie Jarosz, who has traveled to Uganda to build homes and improve medical care and education in Uganda, one of the most difficult parts of her philanthropic efforts is asking for money to fund to support those goals. “I understand that everyone has different priorities regarding issues that need to be addressed, and where their hard-earned money should go, but I am determined to convince others that this is a worthwhile endeavor, and that their sacrifices to help these people will be used efficiently and …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Summit County non-profit building 2 houses off Fishcreek Road
Rochelle Fisher stands in a living room devoid of furnishings, carpet and even a final coat of paint. Yet in just months this room and one just like it next door will welcome two Stow families into their new home. Fisher, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Summit County, is overseeing some of the final touches on two houses under construction by the non-profit at the corner of Fishcreek Road and Paulann Drive. The construction started when Habitat for Humanity was able to get what were two vacant lots that went to foreclosure sale. "We were able to get them for a good price," Fisher said. Both houses, which are identical in design, are 1,500 square feet and include a full basement and one-car garage. Typically, Habitat builds …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
This featured Stow-Munroe Falls High School grad is heading to Cincinnati to study international business.
In the three days before graduation May 24, Stow Patch is featuring the top 10 academic students in the 2012 Stow-Munroe Falls High School senior class. Continue to check back at www.stow.patch.com for more featured students. Click here for info about posting your free graduation announcement! Sara Fildes, daughter of Thomas and Deborah Fildes of Stow, will be recognized during graduation Thursday for being one of the top 10 students in the 2012 class at Stow-Munroe Falls High School. The National Merit Scholarship winner will be attending the University of Cincinnati to major in international business. Sara has also been awarded the Cincinnatus Excellence Scholarship. Sara played in the band all four years at SMFHS, was a two-year…