Community Briefs

What’s happening in your community (updated July 16)

NEWLY POSTED: Firefly Nights aims to shine brighter, July 20 Firefly Nights will return to downtown Bowling Green, Friday, July 20, 6-10 p.m. with even more festivities. The street fair will present more music, vendors, food trucks, and kids activities. Set to perform are: North Stage: 6:30 p.m.,  Vester Frey; 7:30 p.m., Dooley Wilson; and 9 p.m., Minglewood Labor Camp South Stage: 6 p.m., Flannery Murnen; 7 p.m., Three 2 Many; and 8 p.m., Ryan Roth & The Sideshow. For more details, announcements, and giveaways visit the festival’s website, Facebook page, Instagram account. NEWLY POSTED: Water ski championships come to BG, July 21 & 22 The Ohio State Water Ski Championships welcomes 100 athletes from around the state to compete  at Bees & Skis Lake, 16559 King Road in Bowling Green, Saturday, July 21, and Sunday, July 22, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. This competition is an opportunity for competitors to win the state title and to advance to the Midwest Regional Championships in Wilmington, Illinois. The tournament is hosted by John Gorski and the Barking Shores Ski Club. Skiers ranging in age from 8 – 80 will compete in three events, slalom, trick and jump. In addition to the State Championships, the final Buckeye Buoy Tour stop will be hosted at Bees & Skis Lake on Friday, July 20. A banquet will be hosted Saturday night on site where the Ohio All-Star Team will be announced, junior awards presented and the Distinguished Service Award honoree recognized. Distinguished Service is the highest honor given to a volunteer in the Ohio Water Ski Association (OWSA). NEWLY POSTED: Cronin Buick celebrates opening, July 17 A ribbon cutting and Business After Hours to celebrate the Grand Opening of Cronin Buick GMC at 1099 N. Main St., Bowling Green, will be held July 17. The Ribbon Cutting will be at 4 p.m. with the Business After Hours 4:30-6 p.m. RSVPs are appreciated by contacting Marissa Muniz at or by calling the Bowling Green Chamber at 419-353-7945. This event is presented by the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Cronin Buick GMC and the City of Bowling Green.   NEWLY POSTED: Families invited to ‘Rock! Out with the Beetles,’ July 18 Families are invited to join Wood County District Public Library Children’s Place staff and a BG Parks and Recreation naturalist for a special “Rock Out! with the Beetles” program on Wednesday, July 18, 2 p.m. at Wintergarden Park. Enjoy beetle-themed stories, music, crafts and a nature presentation.  For more information, call the Children’s Place at 419-352-8253.   NEWLY POSTED: Youth Volleyball Camp at the Community Center, July 23-27 Registration…

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