Flat Rock, OH

Special Events: ZZ Top, Doobie Brothers to play Toledo Zoo Amphitheater

ZZ Top’s Raw Whisky Tour comes to the Toledo Zoo Amphitheater on Friday. The Doobie Brothers stop by on Wednesday. ZZ Top is preparing for the release of its latest album, Raw, on July 22. Raw was recorded in connection with the long-running rock band’s 2019 documentary That Little Ol’ Band from Texas . The first leg of the tour is set to stop in 50 markets across North America, including Toledo.

St. Alphonsus Parish Festival

PERU — The annual St. Alphonsus Parish Festival will be held July 9 and 10. • Saturday, July 9, 2022. Marc Jones Memorial Softball Tournament. Sunday, July 10, 2022. Serving dinner: 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. • BBQ chicken & ham dinners. • Air conditioned dining hall. • Carryouts...

Force: Bader's legacy unmatched

NORWALK — For decades, the combination of John Force and Bill Bader Sr. were a successful package deal. Whether it was Force riding down the dragstrip in a fake coffin, Bader renaming a section of the grandstands in Norwalk in Force's honor — or Force doing the same putting Bader's face on the hood of his car — the two combined to make a lot of fans happy over the years at the annual Night Under Fire event at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk.
Great Lakes Now

Around the Lakes: Trails to follow for the best view of birds

A lakeside view and twittering morning avian chorus make for a great combination, and all along the Great Lakes there are plenty of great locations to experience both those things. Installing a bird feeder is an easy way to enjoy birds right outside your door, but county parks and birding...

Little mayflies quickly live large

Mayflies are probably the most misunderstood flying bug. If you’ve ever spent any time around Lake Erie, you know what I’m talking about. Yes, they can be annoying, but they serve a purpose. Really they do! I pity these little creatures who only live one or two days after hatching. So I try to never be the cause of one’s demise.

Stop to Smell the Flowers: Gorgeous Gardens In and Around Toledo

Living through gray Midwest winters makes the bright green seasons even sweeter! Take full advantage of these more colorful moments by visiting some of the lushest landscapes our corner of Ohio has to offer…. Schedel Gardens / 19255 W Portage River South Rd, Elmore, OH 43416. A membership to Schedel...
Morning Journal

Pied Piper Drive In celebrates 70 years in business in Huron

One of Huron’s favorite ice cream and frozen yogurt shops is turning 70 years old this summer. Located at 502 Huron St., the Pied Piper Drive In has seen its fair share of business and fun, making it through three loving owners since its opening in 1952. Earning its...

Walkable Wonders: The Poignon Project and Healing Vines

We’re nearing the end of June, and summer is well and truly here (in case the recent heat wave didn’t convince you!). When I was growing up, one of my favorite summer pastimes was spending the afternoons crafting and drawing with my grandma, Betty Lucretia Stultz. My grandma is a very cool person – the only daughter of one of the Depression-era Junior Home Kids, she earned a full ride to art school when she graduated high school, and still draws and paints today. She always made the time to keep me engaged and art-ing around. The organizations I’m targeting today are some that I know she’ll enjoy as much as I do!

Bull of the Day: Cedar Fair (FUN)

FUN - Free Report) has momentum as consumers want to go to amusement parks this summer. This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) saw record net revenue through Memorial Day weekend as customers swarmed the parks. Cedar Fair is an amusement park and resort operator which operates 13 properties including 11...
Morning Journal

Bowl Thyme in Vermilion serves up a different kind of fast food

A small startup restaurant in Vermillion is changing the perceptions of the fast food industry. Bowl Thyme, located in front of the South Shore Plaza in Vermillion, is putting its own spin on the fast-food industry with its hearty, healthy bowls built for on the go. Joe Jesko, co-owner and...

3 ways to have more fun at the waterpark

Summer is the season to splash around and have fun in the sun, and many families will be heading to the waterpark. Kalahari resort in Sandusky has some advice for how to maximize your fun at the waterpark. Here’s what they had to say:. Plan out your food. Splashing...