FOOD & DRINK
BGSU grad writes climate change book
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — A Bowling Green State University business graduate is using what she learned at the university to help children understand the important role of helping the planet. Jade Rush is a BGSU graduate and wants children to understand at a young age that they can make...
Beckett’s & Sam B’s holding benefits for BG fireworks
Downtown Bowling Green eateries Beckett’s Burger Bar and Sam B’s Restaurant will hold “Give a Fork” day-long benefits for the BG Boom Festival and Fireworks. On Tuesday, May 30, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Beckett’s Burger Bar, 163 S. Main St., will donate 15% of all the day’s sales to the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce Foundation to support the Boom Festival.
Ellie Martin’s debut recording, ‘Verdant,’ inspired by struggles, including surviving cancer, & joys, including two young daughters who inspire her
Jazz singing was part of Ellie Martin’s therapy when, at 25, she was diagnosed with cancer. Joan Russell, the owner of Murphy’s Place in Toledo, let her have weekly spot on the club’s stage. Recently graduated a master’s degree in jazz from the University of Toledo, the...
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library kicks off summer reading program for kids
FINDLAY, Ohio — While many area libraries will be hosting summer reading programs for school-aged kids, Findlay's library is also offering more. The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library recently launched its Summer Read 2023 program and is offering different ways to track students' reading and offering prizes. As leaders say,...
BGSU alumna lands dream job in music industry
A Bowling Green State University alumna landed her dream job in the music industry and said she encourages others to work toward doing the same. Camryn Joyce recalled attending concerts when she was younger and being fascinated by the stage design, lights and production of the show. “I knew I...
GO 419: Recently-opened Toasted Yolk Café serving patrons in Findlay
FINDLAY, Ohio — There's a new breakfast and brunch spot in Flag City. Opened in mid-April, The Toasted Yolk Cafe quickly found a dedicated group of breakfast-loving patrons in Findlay. Owner Doug Craig said he wanted to open a new restaurant in Findlay that was needed after he sold...
Kids can learn about design & engineering through Camp-in-a-Box program at library
The Wood County District Public Library will offer Camp-in-a-Box: Design Squad sessions Tuesdays through June 6 through June 27, at 1 p.m. Camp-in-a-Box: Design Squad is a weekly, STEM-focused, hour-long program designed for students ages 8 and up. Designed and funded by Ohio Learn 360 and the Ohio Department of Education, and made available to WCDPL by WBGU-PBS, students will learn about engineering and design process, forces of motion, simple machines, and more as they design and build robo-wheels, hovercraft. Watercraft, floating boxes, and more.
Humane Society garage sale gives shoppers chance to go big and go home with cars full of treasures
By the time Brian and Debra Sell packed all their purchases from the giant garage sale on Friday morning, their pickup truck was brimming with treasures. Debra picked out a drafting table, perfect for putting together puzzles on. And of course, there were the new-to-her puzzles to piece together – with no guarantee that all the pieces were included.
‘Round Barns of America’ artist to visit Wood County Museum
The Wood County Museum will host a meet-and-greet and book signing with Dr. Robert Kroeger, author of “Round Barns of America” on Wednesday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wood County Museum. This event is free for Wood County Historical Society Members and $7 for Non-Members.
Outdoors: State park's upgrades open the gates to all
VAN BUREN, Ohio — As a kid growing up in Fostoria, just 12 miles east of here, this was the location of our closest state park. It was a place with woods and water and fishing, so it was paradise to a young boy with a Zebco 33 spinning rod, plenty of bait, and a short attention span. When we took family picnics here, it wouldn’t take long before my brothers Sean and Seamas and me would find our way to the lake that is the centerpiece of this 296-acre park. The water at Van Buren State Park is a dammed portion of Rocky Ford Creek, a stream that takes its time on a circuitous wandering that eventually has it joining the Portage River east of Rudolph. The fishing was never great, but never awful, either. The lake has crappie, bluegills, largemouth bass, channel catfish, bullheads, and carp. The bank fishing was not easy, but we managed to catch a few fish despite tangling a line or two in the trees along the water’s edge.
Growing old doesn’t mean becoming obsolete for seniors who keep giving back
Aging is natural … aging well takes a lot of effort. Jenny Triggs knows this better than most. The 78-year-old teaches three exercise classes a week at the Wood County Senior Center in Bowling Green. Most of the classes are sold out – which means Triggs is doing her job of convincing fellow seniors to spend time on fitness.
Paxton/Spangler Band to bring ‘Joys’ sound to Arlyn’s
The Paxton/Spangler Band will perform at Arlyn’s Good Beer , 520 Hankey Ave., Bowling Green Saturday, June 3, 7 p.m. featuring music from John “Tbone” Paxton’s recenty released CD “Joys.”. Paxton was born and raised on the east side of Detroit and graduated from Wayne...
Can AI Formulate Your Beer Better? Findlay Brewing Gave it a Shot
With the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI), many people have flocked to apps like ChatGPT to see what the fuss is all about and have been having fun experimenting with the tool. But can it make beer?. Findlay Brewing Company took ChatGPT for a ride to see if it could...
‘For the Love of Cats’ to hold ‘It’s Hip to be Tipped’ event at Sunset Bistro
An event called “It’s Hip to be Tipped” will be held June 6, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Sunset Bistro, 1220 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green. The event is being planned by For the Love of Cats – a non-profit, animal welfare organization in Bowling Green. The organization is not affiliated with any other local, state or national humane groups.
Mosaic project to be dedicated at Wood County Senior Center on June 7
The Friends of Wood County Committee on Aging is inviting the community to attend the dedication of the new Wood County Committee on Aging (WCCOA) mosaic project on Wednesday, June 7, at 10 a.m., at the Wood County Senior Center located at 140 S. Grove St., in Bowling Green. This...
BG Memorial Day Parade route set; program to follow in Oak Grove Cemetery
In conjunction with the Memorial Day Parade, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29, several Bowling Green streets will be temporarily closed while the parade is in motion. Street closures will be “rolling,” meaning that roads will be closed shortly before the parade goes by and will...
Ask This Question to Know If You’re Close to Making a Sale
WHEN TO SAY IT: On the possibility of a purchase, I ask the question above, followed by, “What questions can I answer for you to get you to a 10 — 10 being you’re ready to purchase?”. Source: Josette Brinkman, Fastsigns of Findlay, Findlay, OH.
Simpson Garden Park staff battles pesky weeds, heat and mosquitoes to cultivate beauty
This time every year, Mike Przysiecki and his team at Simpson Garden Park start going through cases of sunscreen, bulk orders of Gatorade, and the occasional tube of poison ivy ointment. While visitors at the park notice the lush hosta garden, the babbling stream, and the flowers getting ready to...
Juniper to donate percentage of sales to benefit BG fireworks fest
Juniper Brewing Company ‘s Giving Mondays return today to benefit BG Boom Festival and Fireworks. The micro-brewery, coffeeshop and restaurant will donate a 15% of all the day’s sales to the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce Foundation today (May 22) and again June 5 . No coupon to...
CatFest fund-raiser adds expands music lineup for 8th year
Domestic violence is a pervasive problem in northwest Ohio. In 2022, 863 individuals and their children sought safety at Wood County domestic and sexual violence shelter the Cocoon, up from 847 the year prior, according to director of development and communications Robin Guidera. For eight years, local artist and activist Dee Brown has organized CatFest as a way to raise funds and consciousness about domestic violence. In 2015, Brown’s good friend Cathryn “Cat” Lambert died at the hands of her husband. Brown has honored Lambert’s memory annually ever since. But this year’s CatFest is doubling in size with the addition of a second stage featuring extra musical entertainment. It will be held at Dexter’s, located at 6023 Manley Rd. in Maumee, between noon and 9 p.m. Sunday.
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