Community Voices

Family of boy who had skull surgery wants to help others in same situation

(Submitted by Angie Bradford) A 5K walk/run will be held to raise awareness about craniosynostosis and in honor of a Wayne boy who was born with it. The walk/run will be held Saturday, June 16, starting at 9 a.m., in the Wayne Village Park. Wade Bradford was born with craniosynostosis and underwent reconstructive skull surgery at 3 months old to give his brain room to develop and grow normally. Now his family would like to help other families whose children need the same surgery. Craniosynostosis is a condition in which the skull sutures close prematurely, causing problems with normal brain and skull growth and premature closure of the fontanelles (soft spots). Premature closure of the sutures may also cause the pressure inside of the head to increase and the skull or facial bones to change from a normal, symmetrical appearance. The 5K event is a “virtual” walk/run to raise money for Cranio Care Bears, a non-profit organization established in 2011 by two moms who children had craniosynostosis. The mission is to spread awareness, support and compassion through care packages to families of children facing surgery for craniosynostosis. The care packages include items for the child and family to relieve the stress accompanying this very serious surgery. Cranio Care Bears Virtual 5K Walk/Run is a distance of 5K (or more) that the runner does any place, any time, any where, https://run4cranio.org/sales-page20502999. It is a “Pay it Forward” fundraiser to help raise awareness and fund the shipping of care packages worldwide to families undergoing children’s skull surgery. Your participation will allow the Cranio Care Bears organization to ship more than 150 care packages every month. All registrants will receive a printable race bib (or upgrade to deluxe bib) and a Cranio Care Bear medal. Medals and upgraded back numbers are shipped to participants after registration. If you complete the 5K by June 30 and upload a photo on the “Finish Line” Facebook page, you will be entered to be entered into prize drawings.


Farmers Market to host mile fun run & vegetable relay

(Submitted by BG Parks and Recreation Department) Join us Wednesday, June 13, at the BG Farmers Market for the 2nd Annual Market Mile Fun Run & Vegetable Relay Race. The event is open to youth and adults, runners and walkers. The Market Mile Fun Run is an individual event, while the Vegetable Relay 5K Race is a three-person team race where each member of the team runs approximately 1 mile for a team total of approximately 3 miles (5k).   The Relay Race is for participants age 12 and older.  Teams can be made up of any combination of youth/teens/adults and male/female. Participation is free. Pre-register is needed to guarantee yourself a place in the race by calling (419)354-6223 or register at the BG Parks & Recreation table at the Farmers Market on race day.  All participants must be registered and checked in by 5:20 p.m. on June 13.  For more information, call Ivan at (419)354-6223 or email at ikovacevic@bgohio.org


Rossford presents Chautauqua’s ‘Modern Legends’

From ROSSFORD CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU If history was your favorite subject in school, or even if it wasn’t, you will be amazed and delighted when history comes to life before your very eyes in Rossford June 19-23rd.  Northwest Ohio is very fortunate to have Ohio Humanities in Columbus select Rossford as one of its four cities for the Ohio Chautauqua 2018 tour.  The theme for 2018 is “Modern Legends” featuring characters of note including politician and lawyer – Robert F. Kennedy, humorist and author – Erma Bombeck, labor leader and civil rights activist – Cesar Chavez, American writer, activist and feminist Betty Friedan and the first African-American general officer in the US Air Force – Benjamin O. Davis. Chautauqua includes daytime programs with visiting performing scholars as well as a Family Day on Saturday. Two local figures are involved in this year’s program. Robert Kennedy is being portrayed by Jeremy Meier, theater professor at Owens Community College. Baldemar Velasquez, president of the Toledo-based Farm Labor Organizing Committee, will give a presentation on Wednesday, June 20, at 4 p..m,  at the Rossford Library. He will speak about his work with Cesar Chavez an his own ground-breaking work on behalf of migrant workers.  Velásquez received the Bannerman Fellowships for helping organize people for racial, social, economic and environmental justice, was named a MacArthur Fellow (known as the “Genius Grant”), and received Mexico’s Aquila Azteca Award, the highest award Mexico can give a non-citizen.  The living history presentation of Cesar Chavez will be that evening, June 20th at 7 p.m. at Veterans Park. The El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folklorico will perform at 6 pm. that evening. Building on the 19th-century tradition established on the shores of New York’s Chautauqua Lake, Ohio Chautauqua is a five-day community event that combines living history performances, music, education, and audience participation into a one-of-a-kind cultural event the entire community will enjoy. Each evening, family, friends and visitors gather as live music fills the air in Veterans Park at the Marina, 300 Hannum Avenue with convenient parking and buses from Eagle Point School. Then, a talented performer appears on stage, bringing a historic figure to life through personal stories and historic detail.  With its warm, nostalgic vibe, this truly unique experience is sure to open minds and start conversations. A daily schedule can be found online at www.VisitRossfordOhio.com or www.OhioHumanities.org. Sponsors of Ohio Chautauqua 2018 in Rossford, Ohio include Ohio Humanities, the Rossford Convention & Visitors Bureau, TARTA, NAI Harmon Group, NSG Group/Pilkington, The Blade, La Prensa, The Sojourner’s Truth, Welch Publishing, Meijer Rossford, Camping World, the City of Rossford and the Rossford…


Wacky Olympics & more as parks & rec summer programs begin

From BOWLING GREEN PARKS & RECREATION Bowling Green Parks and Recreation summer programs kick into gear this week. WACKY  SUMMER OLYMPICS WEEK Boys & Girls, Age 6-12 June 11-June 15  8:00AM–12:00PM $61 Resident $70 Nonresident PRESCHOOL WACKY  SUMMER OLYMPICS WEEK Boys & Girls, Ages 3.5-5.5 June 11-June 15  8:30AM–11:30AM $51 Resident $60 Nonresident Campers will get to compete in some traditional and also some  nontraditional wacky games and contests.  Sure to be fun for everyone involved!  NOTE:  Parents and non camper families are invited and encouraged to come participate in our Family Fun Wacky Olympic Picnic hosted by BG Parks & Recreation Staff on Thursday, June 14th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.  Families can bring their picnic dinner and participate in some fun and wacky competition against other participants. 5 DAYS OF FUN AFTERNOON DAY CAMPS Boys & Girls, Age 6-12 June 11-June 15  1:00PM–5:00PM 61 Resident $70 Nonresident Have your child get to experience a little of everything that Bowling Green Parks & Recreation has to offer in this weekly afternoon camp offered at City Park and get to enjoy plenty of supervised fun at the BG City Pool and Waterpark (weather permitting).  Each day of the week has a different theme.  Kids will report to the Veteran’s Building each day and go to that day’s activities from there as a group. MONDAY FUNDAY  AT THE BG CITY PARK Activities include camp games & ice breakers and  supervised pool & splash pad play (weather permitting).   In case of  inclement weather, the kids will play games and do  arts & crafts projects at the Veteran’s Building. TERRIFIC TUESDAY AT THE VET BUILDING Kids will learn about the importance of health and   wellness and get some guidance on making healthy choices, and participating in some fitness focused   activities as well as get to play various games. WET & WILD WEDNESDAY AT  THE BG CITY POOL & WATERPARK Supervised pool & splash pad play (weather permitting).   In case of inclement weather, the kids will play indoor games and  watch a movie at the Vet building THRILLER  THURSDAYS AT THE VET BUILDING Kids will decorate cupcakes & cookies according to a theme and get to watch a movie while they enjoy their snack as well as get to play various sports and games. FRIDAY FUNDAY AT THE BG CITY PARK & POOL Kids will play their favorite fun outdoor games like  capture the flag, hide behind a tree, tag, etc. followed by supervised pool & splash pad play (weather  permitting).   In case of inclement weather, the kids will play indoor games and  watch a movie…


Black Swamp Players get OCTA regional honors for ‘On Golden Pond’

From BLACK SWAMP PLAYERS Several members of the Black Swamp Players were recognized on Sunday at the Northwest Regional Ohio Community Theatre Association (OCTA) Festival. Those who participated in the competition performed an excerpt from the organization’s spring production of Ernest Thompson’s 1979 play “On Golden Pond.” Actors Stephanie Truman and Gavin Miller received Merit in Acting awards, while Bob Welly, Fran Martone, and Tom Edge received Excellence in Acting awards. The cast as a whole was honored with a Merit in Ensemble award and Director Wayne G. Weber received a merit award for directing. The 2018 OCTA Regional Festival was held on June 9-10 at the Owens Community College Performing Arts Center. Black Swamp Players was one of over twenty area community theatre groups that participated. Founded in 1953, The Ohio Community Theatre Association has, for over 60 years, provided support to community theatres through workshops, the annual regional OCTAFests showcasing community theatre productions, and its three-day annual conference each Labor Day Weekend. Black Swamp Players is nonprofit corporation that exists to provide opportunities for area residents to experience quality, amateur, live theatre in all its many aspects. Founded in 1968, Black Swamp Players has been providing community theatre to the Bowling Green and surrounding areas for the past fifty years. Those interested in volunteering for the organization should send an e-mail query to president@blackswampplayers.org.


BG Chamber seeks nominations for mid-year awards

From BOWLING GREEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Nominations are currently being sought for the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce’s Mid-Year Awards. The public is invited to submit nominations for these awards. Nomination forms, including criteria and submission information, are available from the Chamber of Commerce, Four Corners Center at 130 S. Main St., and can also be obtained from the Chamber’s website at www.bgchamber.net. Completed nomination forms should be returned to the Chamber of Commerce office by June 18th, 2018; no late submissions will be accepted. For questions contact the Chamber of Commerce office at 419-353-7945 or chamber@bgchamber.net. These awards will be presented at the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce Mid-Year Meeting to be held on Friday, July 20th, 2018 at Olscamp Ballroom 101, at Bowling Green State University. I LOVE BG AWARD – The I Love BG Award was established in 1988 to recognize an individual or organization for their efforts in increasing the visibility and promotion of the City, and improving the quality of life for Bowling Green residents. OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD – The Outstanding Customer Service Award is to honor businesses that demonstrate exceptional customer service. To publicly promote, showcase and congratulate those businesses who are excelling in customer service. To maintain and strengthen Bowling Green businesses including for-profits and non-profits as outstanding providers of exceptional and quality customer service. The Business must be an Investor of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce at the time the award is presented. The Business must be in operation at least one year. Nominations are encouraged from satisfied customers who feel they have received exceptional service from a Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce Investor. Businesses can self-nominate. SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD – The Small Business of the Year Award is to honor businesses located within the Bowling Green city limits that demonstrate achievement in management and workplace excellence, product innovation, and community and social responsibility. To acknowledge publicly the vital contributions made by area companies to business growth in Bowling Green. To illustrate the depth of talent that exists in the Bowling Green business Community by highlighting nominees’ success stories. The nominated business may be any for-profit business headquartered in the city limits of Bowling Green. Businesses must meet the definition of a Small Business as defined by the Small Business Administration. Businesses must be financially stable and operational for a minimum of five years. Businesses must be an Investor of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce at the time the award is presented. The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce supports an environment…


Nearly 300 STARS students to attend STEAM Day

(Submitted by Wood County Educational Service Center’s Community Learning Centers) This summer, with the support of the United Way, and in collaboration with the Bowling Green City School District, the Wood County Educational Service Center’s Community Learning Centers STARS program is bringing all 8 of its districts, almost 300 students, to an in-house developed field trip at the BGSU Perry Field House. On June 12, from 12 to 3 p.m., STARS students will have the amazing opportunity to participate in STEAM Day, a day full of hands-on activities, including marshmallow catapults, LEGO robotics, and various styles of dance. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. This one-day, hands-on learning experience will allow students the opportunity to engage in various activities led by representatives from STEAM related career fields. Companies such as American Chemical Society, Control Design Solutions, Wood Soil and Water Conservation District, and the SSOE Group will be in attendance and providing these activities to students. Not only will students have the opportunity to participate in the above stated hands-on activities, but there will also be a station provided by the Challenger Center of Lake Erie West, where participants will experience the StarLab, an inflatable planetarium, and the Mars Map. In addition, there will be a station with inflatables, including a bouncy house, slide, and obstacle course; our little way of keeping students engaged and excited about STEAM. The event is running similar to that of STEM², which was the name of last year’s field trip, however this year, we are incorporating the arts, changing the name from STEM to STEAM. We felt the arts were an important component to include, and one that was lacking in last year’s field trip. The Community Learning Centers of the Wood County Educational Service Center provide quality enrichment and extended learning activities for elementary children – grades K-5. Our daily before-school, after-school, and summer STARS programs meet the care and supervision needs of parents during out-of-school hours, while engaging children in fun learning experiences that complement their school-day instruction. Summer STARS hours are from 6:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, the entire summer. Site locations include: Bowling Green-Crim, Eastwood, Elmwood, Genoa, North Baltimore, Northwood, Rossford-Eagle Point, and Woodmore. A generous sliding-fee/scholarship schedule is used to make the program very affordable for families. Interested in learning more about the collaboration or how to register your child for STARS? Please contact Susan Youngpeter at 419-354-9010 or visit our website, http://www.wood.k12.oh.us/community-learning-centers-of-wcesc, for more information.


Wood County Humane Society to hold cat adoption event

(Submitted by Wood County Humane Society) June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month and The Wood County Humane Society (WCHS) will celebrate by kicking off a new adoption initiative that will run indefinitely. Called Two Fur Tuesday, this adoption initiative will allow adopters to take home two adult cats for the cost of a single adoption fee. Valid every Tuesday, this special only applies to same-day adoptions and each adopted cat must leave the shelter in its own carrier. Regular adoption fees for cats range from $50 for adult cats to $100 for kittens. This June only the WCHS is offering a special $20 adoption fee for any cat, which means that those who participate in the new adoption initiative, on Tuesdays, can take home two adult cats for only $20. The Two Fur Tuesday adoption special applies to adult cats aged 7 months and older. All adoptable cats have been spayed/neutered, and have received age-appropriate vaccinations, an FIVFeLV test, and a microchip. Normal adoption hours at the WCHS are Tuesday and Wednesday from noon until 7 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. All adoptions must be completed at least 30 minutes prior to close. The WCHS, located in Bowling Green, is a private, non-profit, managed admission shelter providing care for homeless and abused pets and investigating cruelty complaints in Wood County. The organization receives no funding from the United Way, or national humane organizations, instead relying on earned revenue and the generosity of individual donors and businesses to fund our programs such as Safe Haven and food assistance programs, spay/neuter transport, and educational presentations. The WCHS provides care for hundreds of animals each year—from dogs and cats, to horses, goats, and pocket pets. All animals admitted into our adoption program are housed and cared for as long as it takes to find their fur-ever home. For more information on adopting and/or volunteering, see: http://www.woodcountyhumanesociety.org.


Wacky week of events planned at BG parks

(Submitted by Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department) WACKY  SUMMER OLYMPICS WEEK Boys & Girls, Age 6-12 June 11-June 15  8:00AM-12:00PM $61 Resident $70 Nonresident PRESCHOOL WACKY  SUMMER OLYMPICS WEEK Boys & Girls, Ages 3.5-5.5 June 11-June 15  8:30AM-11:30AM $51 Resident $60 Nonresident Campers will get to compete in some traditional and also some  nontraditional wacky games and contests.  Sure to be fun for everyone involved!  NOTE:  Parents and non camper families are invited and encouraged to come participate in our Family Fun Wacky Olympic Picnic hosted by BG Parks & Recreation Staff on Thursday, June 14th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.  Families can bring their picnic dinner and participate in some fun and wacky competition against other participants. 5 DAYS OF FUN AFTERNOON DAY CAMPS Boys & Girls, Age 6-12 June 11-June 15  1:00PM-5:00PM 61 Resident $70 Nonresident Have your child get to experience a little of everything that Bowling Green Parks & Recreation has to offer in this weekly afternoon camp offered at City Park and get to enjoy plenty of supervised fun at the BG City Pool and Waterpark (weather permitting).  Each day of the week has a different theme.  Kids will report to the Veteran’s Building each day and go to that day’s activities from there as a group. MONDAY FUNDAY  AT THE BG CITY PARK Activities include camp games & ice breakers and  supervised pool & splash pad play (weather permitting).   In case of  inclement weather, the kids will play games and do  arts & crafts projects at the Veteran’s Building. TERRIFIC TUESDAY AT THE VET BUILDING Kids will learn about the importance of health and   wellness and get some guidance on making healthy choices, and participating in some fitness focused   activities as well as get to play various games. WET & WILD WEDNESDAY AT  THE BG CITY POOL & WATERPARK Supervised pool & splash pad play (weather permitting).   In case of inclement weather, the kids will play indoor games and  watch a movie at the Vet building THRILLER  THURSDAYS AT THE VET BUILDING Kids will decorate cupcakes & cookies according to a theme and get to watch a movie while they enjoy their snack as well as get to play various sports and games. FRIDAY FUNDAY AT THE BG CITY PARK & POOL Kids will play their favorite fun outdoor games like  capture the flag, hide behind a tree, tag, etc. followed by supervised pool & splash pad play (weather  permitting).   In case of inclement weather, the kids will play indoor games and  watch a movie at the Vet building…


Unmasquerade to mark Cocoon’s 13th year

From THE COCOON This year, The Cocoon’s first Unmasquerade will be held on June 22 at Nazareth Hall, 21211 West River Road in Grand Rapids, Ohio from 6-10 p.m. From its humble beginnings in 2005 with just six beds, the event celebrates The Cocoon’s thirteenth anniversary, to include dinner, live and silent auctions, and a guest speaker. Guest speaker Leslie Morgan Steiner, a writer, editor, publisher, business professional, and survivor of domestic violence will be sharing her story, facilitating a more nuanced understanding about the experiences of survivors and how to make a difference. About the event theme, “Violence is a very taboo topic,” explains Arielle Patty, Shelter Manager at The Cocoon. “I always get excited when people who are passionate about unmasking these issues come together to celebrate those of us who are working to end violence. The theme Unmasquerade honors the topic with elegance, in addition to celebrating the amazing growth we see our survivors make every year.” “We are very fortunate to be in a community whose generosity allows us to continue providing services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence at no cost to them,” says Kathy Mull, Executive Director of The Cocoon. “100% of funds raised from this event will go directly toward supporting programs and services at The Cocoon.” Registrations and additional information are available at www.bidr.com/events/cocoon, but space is limited. The Cocoon provides safety, healing, and justice to survivors of sexual and domestic violence. In 2017, the organization responded to 5,739 service calls and provided more than 3,100 nights of emergency, safe housing.


People invited to make mental health action plan

(Submitted by National Alliance on Mental Illness) Cultivate a mental health action plan with us. The Wellness Recovery Action Plan or WRAP, is a free educational course, for adults with a mental illness, that helps to develop a self-designed prevention and wellness strategy. It does not replace traditional treatments, but can be used as a compliment to any other treatment options. The WRAP class will be offered through NAMI Wood County, Thursday, June 21, and Friday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You design your WRAP program in practical, realistic terms, and it holds the key to getting and staying well. Through this course, you will learn to decrease and prevent intrusive or troubling feelings and behaviors, increase your personal empowerment and improve your overall quality of life. The course will guide you through the process of developing a Crisis Plan. This kind of proactive advanced planning keeps you in control, even when it seems like things are out of control. It will introduce you to Post Crisis Planning so if you have just been through a crisis, let your Post Crisis Plan guide you as you heal. WRAP is studied significantly in rigorous research projects and is listed in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. WRAP was developed by a group of people who experience mental health and other health and lifestyle challenges. It is now used by people in all kinds of circumstances, and by health care and mental health systems all over the world, to address all kinds of physical, mental health and life issues. Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD, stated, “When the group developed WRAP, I was so impressed that I went home and wrote one for myself.  As I began to live WRAP, my life changed dramatically.  Over time I felt better and better and better.  WRAP is a way of life for me—a great life.” WRAP consists of five key recovery concepts that provide the foundation of effective recovery work. These are hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy and support. Learn more about these components by attending the next class. Please RSVP to 419.352.0626 or info@namiwoodcounty.org The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Wood County provides help and hope by offering educational peer-to-peer or NAMI basics classes, family support groups, seminar programs and fundraising and awareness events, such as their Wood County Fair Booth the Mental Health Conference Series and the annual Walk & Chili Cook-off to “Stand Up to Stigma and Spice Up Your Mental Health”. It is a self-help organization open to people of…


Chamber seeking donations to support fireworks

From the BOWLING GREEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Bowling Green fireworks. This is one of the great celebrations of the Bowling Green community. It is an intergenerational, family friendly and fun-filled event supported by many businesses and community members. The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce has supported this celebration since 1935, and is proud to coordinate this event for 2018. On behalf of the BG Chamber of Commerce Fireworks Project Team and the community of Bowling Green, we are looking for donations of support for the annual community fireworks. The cost of the display is $18,500. Our goal is to continue to offer the quality show and celebration we have in the past and your donation would ensure this. Any amount is appreciated! The 2018 fireworks will take place on Tuesday, July 3 beginning at dusk, approximately 10 p.m., on the intramural fields at Bowling Green State University. Once again, the BG Area Community Band will provide a patriotic concert at the Mileti Alumni Center, at 8 p.m. A rain date for the fireworks only (no concert) is Thursday, July 5th. The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce supports an environment for the development and success of business within the Bowling Green area. The BG Chamber of Commerce Celebrates, Educates, and Strengthens its Investors through business improvement events, grants, services, Leadership, Legislative Updates and group savings programs. We are your Community Connection via ‘The Morning Show’ radio program WBGU 88.1FM, Wood County Safety Council, annual Awards, Holiday Parade and Fireworks. The BG Chamber of Commerce is Celebrating 82 years, Est. 1936.


Library to celebrate 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, June 9

From WOOD COUNTY DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY Families with young children birth through preschool are invited to a Celebration of 1000 Books Before Kindergarten at the Wood County District Public Library Children’s Place on Saturday June 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. Included in the one year celebration of this ongoing reading challenge program will be an author/illustrator visit form Shari Halpern, a Family Resource Fair with the Wood County Early Childhood Task Force, and special recognition for everyone registered, new registrants, and the 20 “Royal Readers” who have already achieved the goal of 1000 books! The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program began last June with a kick-off with guest author/illustrator Denise Fleming. (Click to read story.) In the past year, 800 young children have registered in the library or online at wcdpl.readsquared.com. The Children’s Place looks to register more babies and young children at this event. This program has been supported by the Friends of the Library and continues to be supported by the WCDPL Foundation with private donations. The Wood County District Public Library will be giving Shari Halpern’s picture book Dinosaur Parade to all children present and registered in the 1000 Book Before Kindergarten program. Shari will be share a presentation at 11am and stay to autograph copies of Dinosaur Parade. The Resource Fair will include local agencies and organizations as well as daycare and preschools. Crafts and activities will be available to enjoy. Please contact the Children’s Place at 419-352-8253 with any questions about this event or the ongoing Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock!”


BG downtown farmers market continuing to grow

(Submitted by Bowling Green Downtown Farmers Market) We are onto Week 4 of our downtown market! This Wednesday evening the Firefly Nights committee will have a market booth sharing all their upcoming events this summer! For those not familiar with this event; “Firefly Nights is nonprofit organization dedicated to planning and executing four strategic events in  the heart of our city. The mission of Firefly Nights is to foster the diverse, neighborly, and lively atmosphere of Downtown Bowling Green while giving the community an opportunity to gather for fun, food and entertainment. The festivals will be held the third Friday of the month, June through August, within the North and South blocks of Main Street.” Our market runs from 4 – 7 p.m., Wednesday nights in the Huntington Bank parking lot on the corner of South Main and Clough streets. Huge thank you to Huntington Bank for donating this space to us, and giving the market plenty of room to grow! Speaking of growing, this market is almost at max capacity! We have brought on 15 plus new vendors who join the market on a daily, half season or full season basis. New vendors include; Just Jammin and Stuff, In Every Season Calligraphy, Flatland’s Coffee, Calico, Sage, and Thyme, Kitten Pants LLC, Maumee Greens, River Valley Pasta, Z Farms, Thurman Family Farms, Our Backyard Garden, Uncle Stevie’s Signature Sauces, and Heart of Ryan Family Farm. New vendors are joining each week so make sure to stop by to check them out! We are also adding a lot of culinary components to the market, including food vendors! Weenie Dawgs (specializing in hot dogs and fried bologna sandwiches) is the newest to join our team. This week Country Lane BBQ will join in on the fun with their signature Pulled Pork Sundae!!! Our veteran foodies include Garry’s Kettle Corn & Ron’s Concessions (Ice Cream) so there is always plenty to eat and drink at market! Many of our vendors offer samples as well, so none of our customers should leave hungry! While enjoying your market goods, stay and listen to the current band on the Stone’s Throw Stage from 5:30-7 p.m. This week Jack Schilib will be performing some original songs and classic covers! Thanks to The Stones Throw Restaurant for sponsoring the stage and to Tim Concannon for making the arrangements and all the musicians who donate their time to perform each Wednesday Night! This is a pre-show to the Hump Day Review at The Stones Throw every Wednesday evening. We’ve been able to bring back the Frequent…


County man named to Ohio Advisory Council for Aging

(Submitted by Ohio Advisory Council for Aging) Governor John R. Kasich has appointed Perrysburg resident, Phil Walton, to serve on the Ohio Advisory Council for Aging, a 12-member, state-wide panel. The appointment was confirmed by the state Senate. The state’s Advisory Council for Aging works with the Ohio Department on Aging, state legislators and the governor’s office. Walton is retired from 42 years of service with the Social Security Administration. He was the district manager in Toledo for 24 years, and Chillicothe, for four years prior to that. Walton has been involved with the board of directors at the Area Office on Aging of Northwest Ohio since 1993, having served as chairman of that board for over a decade during that time. Walton is also a current board member at Toledo-based Memory Lane, formerly known as Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Services of Northwest Ohio.