|Fairmount Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Cleveland Woman Jessica Leary Allen as its new executive director. Allen joins Fairmount Center with more than 15 years experience in not-for-profit management, fundraising, and marketing. Most recently, she served as director of development at The City Club of Cleveland. ||"I grew up in Chagrin Falls, and my first introduction to Fairmount Center was as a five-year-old ballet student," says Allen. "The arts and Fairmount Center have meant so much to me and my family over the years, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to nurture and grow this essential and powerful resource for our community."|
|Congratulations to Cleveland Woman Eileen Murray, director of Womankind who received the Amadeus Rappe Award from the Ursuline College-St John College Alumnae Association. ||Since 1993, Eileen has been the director of Womankind Maternal and Prenatal Center. She is also a counselor for Catholic Charities.|
|Congratulations to Cleveland Woman Margie Chambers, Vice-President of Hard-Hatted Women. ||Margie is the first African-American woman VP of United Autoworkers Local 1005.|
|Congratulations to the students who competed for Team Cleveland in the International Children’s Games in Lanarkshire, Scotland last week. Ariana Iranpour, 15 from Bratenahl and Hathaway Brown, won bronze in girls doubles tennis with Tessa Hill, 14, from Canton. ||After the huge success of the Lanarkshire 2011 games, plans are already in full swing for the 2012 International Children’s Games in South Korea. Next year’s games in Daegu will be held from July 12-17. Cleveland hosted the ICG in 2004 and became the first city in the United States to host the Games and set records by having over 2,500 athletes from 50 different countries participate in the competitions.
|Congratulations to Cleveland Woman Diane Yomtov of Shaker Heights. Diane is the new cantor for Temple Emanu El in Orange Village. ||Diane came to Cleveland from Illinois and once had a career in opera and musical theater.|
|4th grade teacher Vicki Trego and her students participated in Veggie U. this summer. ||The 5 week hands-on project taught the kids that "science isn't just in a book" and they learned a lot about the food they eat. The students from Holy Family School in Stow took the plants they started home to their own gardens.|
|Kudos to the young women of the Magnificat High School Key Club who deliver "Beauty on Wheels" to residents of the Normandy Retirement Center.||Each month, 8-10 girls visit the senior ladies and paint their fingernails, chat and have a great time. |
|Cleveland Heights resident Holly Rapp was selected to visit Turkey in a special program.||The Gilmour Academy student is spending 6 weeks with a host family in Istanbul to learn the Turkish language and culture.|