St. Mary’s Catholic School announces new principal: Jennifer E. Rittgers, currently a second-grade teacher at the Pre-K3 through eighth grade school in Rome, will become principal on July 1. Rittgers has a bachelor’s in Elementary Education with a certification in Catechetics from Aquinas College as well as a masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University. She joined Saint Mary’s in 2017 and previously served as the director of faith formation of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester in Minnesota.
Taylor & Co. and Junior Service League announce the “Rome in Bloom” garden tour on Saturday, April 25, and featuring eight gardens around Rome. Master Gardeners will be available at each location to answer questions and provide an overview of each garden. In addition to the “Rome in Bloom” garden tour from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday. There will be a patrons party on Friday evening, April 24, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at a private residence featuring a silent auction.
Ticket prices are $25 for the Garden Tour or $50 for patron’s party and tour. Garden Tour tickets are available for purchase at the following locations: Canoe House, Chieftains Museum and Lavender Mountain Hardware. Patron Party tickets are available through a member of Junior Service League. Additional information about the tour as well as ticket purchase can be found on the JSL website at www.jslofrome.com. The proceeds benefit the League 4 Learning School Supplies project which provides over 1,500 students in Rome City and Floyd County Schools each year and to our community partners benefitting women and children of Floyd County.