ACE by Lady Tiger Golfer on #10

There was a HOLE-IN-ONE at Birch Run Golf Course, Wednesday, August 30, around 3:45, on hole #10, by North Baltimore Senior Lady Tiger Golfer, Valerie Buchanan.

There was a HOLE-IN-ONE at Birch Run Golf Course, Wednesday, August 30, around 3:45, on hole #10, by North Baltimore Senior Lady Tiger Golfer, Valerie Buchanan.

The feat, during practice, on the listed 68 yard hole (red tees), was witnessed by Coach Bill Bucher, and teammates Jordan Bucher, Hanna Rose, Kalissa Carpenter and Lilly Westgate.

CONGRATS Valerie!

 

Think Outside the Lunchbox

Thinking outside the traditional lunchbox is easy with the right ingredients……..

(Family Features) Eating the same thing every day can make lunch seem so “blah.” Now’s the perfect time to break out of the lunch rut and add some excitement to your meals.

Thinking outside the traditional lunchbox is easy with the right ingredients. Perk up your noontime noshing with fresh, seasonal ingredients coupled with kitchen pantry classics, like California Ripe Olives, which add a unique flavor and bold, distinctive color to any dish.

California farmers grow more than 95 percent of the ripe olives consumed in the United States. From planting, pruning, harvesting and processing, they make sure that the highest quality olives come from their farms to your table – one can at a time.

Adding olives to any lunch can help bring California sunshine to each and every bite. Try some of these portable and packable recipes to add excitement to lunch on-the-go and find more at calolive.org.

Greek Salad in Jars

Courtesy of Simply Recipes
Makes: 4 salads

Salad Dressing:

  • 3          tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4       teaspoon salt, plus additional, to taste (optional)
  • pinch of black pepper, plus additional, to taste (optional)
  • 1/4       teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1          teaspoon honey
  • 5          tablespoons olive oil
  • 4          pint-size canning jars with lids

Salads:

  • 1/4       medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1          cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2       large English cucumber, sliced
  • 1          yellow or orange bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3/4       cup California black ripe olives
  • 1/2       cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 4          small handfuls fresh baby spinach or other dark, leafy greens
  • 4          pita bread rounds, halved (optional)
  1. To prepare dressing: In small bowl, whisk together vinegar, salt, pepper, oregano and honey.
  2. Gradually whisk in oil. Taste. Add additional salt and pepper, if desired.
  3. Divide dressing between four pint jars.
  4. To assemble salads: Divide onion between four jars. Divide tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, olives and feta cheese between jars. Pack remaining space with spinach, compressing leaves slightly.
  5. Secure lids and refrigerate up to two days.
  6. To serve: Empty salads into bowls and toss with dressing. Serve with pita bread.

Note: Store and transport salads upright so dressing stays on bottom.

Deliciously Different

Smoked California Ripe Olives can produce a crave-worthy culinary surprise and become one of your favorite flavor discoveries. There are a few easy ways to make your own smoked olives, including preparing them on the grill with these quick steps:

    1. Soak wood chips in water for 30 minutes. Drain well.

 

    1. Pierce a foil pan several times with a small, sharp knife and spread wood chips in a single layer in the pan. Set directly on hot coals or metal bars on a gas grill. Close the lid and set heat to high only under the pan of chips.

 

  1. When chips are smoking, place drained California Ripe Olives in a grill basket on grill with the burners off. Close the lid and smoke for 30 minutes.

Maple Olive Cheesecake Bites

Makes: 16-20 mini cheesecakes

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2       cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2          tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3          tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 6          ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3          tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2          tablespoons flour
  • 1          teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1          egg
  • 1/4       cup coarsely chopped California Ripe Olives
  1. Heat oven to 325° F and coat 16-20-cup mini muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In small bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, butter and 1 tablespoon sugar. Place equal amounts into each mini muffin cup then press firmly into bottom of each cup. Working with one cup at a time, press small piece of plastic wrap onto surface and press crust firmly into mini muffin cups.
  3. In large bowl of electric mixer, beat cream cheese, maple syrup and remaining sugar until smooth; beat in flour and vanilla on low speed. Add egg and beat until just combined; stir in olives.
  4. Spoon equal amounts into each cup. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until filling feels set.
  5. Let cool completely then run small, thin knife around edge of each to remove from pan.

Black and White Pizza

Makes: 1 pizza

  • 1          tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus additional for pizza crust
  • 1          cup onion, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 2          tablespoons roasted garlic, minced
  • 4          ounces small baby bella mushrooms, chopped
  • flour
  • 1          package prepared pizza dough
  • 1          cup prepared Alfredo sauce
  • 1          cup smoked mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 4          ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, torn into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1          small boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and thinly sliced
  • 2          tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1          can (6 ounces) extra-large California Black Ripe Olives, drained and cut in wedges
  • freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  1. Heat oven to 450° F and line large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In large skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil. Add onion, garlic and mushrooms, and cook, stirring frequently, 10 minutes, or until onions are soft. Reserve.
  3. Roll pizza dough into thin oval on lightly floured surface. Transfer to prepared baking sheet and brush lightly with olive oil then spread evenly with Alfredo sauce.
  4. Top with mushroom mixture, cheeses, chicken and rosemary. Sprinkle olives over pizza.
  5. Bake 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and lightly browned around edges.
  6. Serve with Parmigiano-Reggiano.

SOURCE:
California Olive Committee

Tiger VB Falls to P-G

The North Baltimore Lady Tiger Voilleyball team traveled to Pandora-Gilboa for a match with the Rockets.

The North Baltimore Lady Tiger Voilleyball team traveled to Pandora-Gilboa for a match with the Rockets.

P-G picked up the win in 3 games, 25 – 6, 25 – 19 and 25 – 11.

NB Stats:

Katelyn Weinandy – 28 attacks, 9 kills, 6 serves, 1 ace and 18 digs;

Chloe Lanning – 29 sets, 7 assists, 2 kilss and 7 serves;

Alivia Light – 25 attacks, 7 kills and 7 digs;

Hannah Lord – 8 serves, 1 ace and 7 digs.

NAMI Wood County schedules NAMI Basics Program for this Fall

NAMI Basics is free of charge and taught by trained teachers who are family caregivers of individuals who developed symptoms of mental illness as children……….

NAMI Basics is an educational program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. It covers the fundamentals of caring for yourself, for your family and for your child. This class meets for six sessions, two and a half hours each time.

Like many of NAMI’s programs, NAMI Basics is free of charge and taught by  trained teachers who are family caregivers of individuals who developed symptoms of mental illness as children. This program incorporates presenters, discussion time and exercises. Consider attending this class to gain current research on treatments, preparation for interaction with the metal health care system, school system and juvenile justice system.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grass roots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI Wood County and dedicated volunteer members and leaders work tirelessly to raise awareness and provide essential education, advocacy and support group programs for people in our community living with mental illness and their loved ones.

 

NAMI Basics

Tuesdays, Starting September 12th through October 17th, 2017

6:15pm – 8:15pm

* Yes, childcare is provided for those who can use the restroom independently

At NAMI Wood County office, 2nd floor

541 W. Wooster St, Bowling Green, OH 43402

Please contact our offices for more information: 419.352.0626

5 Essential Skincare Tips for Baby

When it comes to parenting, there’s no one-child-fits-all handbook. There are times when caring for a little one can be a far cry from the snuggles and smiles that make it all worthwhile.

(Family Features) When it comes to parenting, there’s no one-child-fits-all handbook. There are times when caring for a little one can be a far cry from the snuggles and smiles that make it all worthwhile.

Healthy skin is critical to a baby’s long-term health and happiness, and it can impact both baby and family quality of life. Caring for a baby’s skin from birth helps avoid skin conditions such as diaper rashes, eczema and other irritations, which are often the source of many sleepless nights.

With these simple tips from the baby and child skin care experts at Mustela, having a happy, healthy baby isn’t as challenging as it may seem.

Diaper changing
Aside from the obvious odor-reducing reasons, prompt diaper changes are an important part of keeping your baby healthy. A soiled diaper may be uncomfortable, but even more importantly, it’s a breeding ground for bacteria and skin irritation. Keep diaper cream on-hand to treat any irritations that arise and use it on a regular basis to prevent future outbreaks.

Protecting baby’s skin
Research has shown that a baby’s skin is extremely fragile during the first two years of life, which is when the skin is developing its protective barrier. To help protect and maintain those precious cells that are responsible for a lifetime of healthy skin, Mustela’s baby skin care products are formulated with Avocado Perseose, a patented natural ingredient, which protects the natural cellular richness of the skin. Keep baby’s skin healthy by moisturizing daily with a lotion such as one from Mustela’s four baby lines, which are formulated with natural ingredients to meet the needs of normal, dry, eczema-prone and very sensitive skin types.

Cradle cap
Cradle cap can cause crusty, yellow patches to form on your baby’s head that can be a bit unsettling and unsightly, but with a little extra care they can be easily eliminated. The key to keeping your baby’s scalp healthy is to prevent cradle cap from the beginning rather than just treat the symptoms. Look for a baby shampoo designed for cradle cap that allows you to massage the scalp and a soft brush to use after bath time to keep your baby’s head clean.

Bath time
Bath time is a great opportunity for parents to bond with their baby, even while taking care of necessary business. For some babies, the water can be scary, so be sure to use a cheerful, reassuring tone to soothe nerves. Also ensure your baby is well supported, not only for safety, but for an added sense of security. Though you may think you need to bathe your baby daily, many pediatricians recommend bathing 2-3 times a week to keep skin from becoming dehydrated and protect natural moisture levels. Using a baby micellar water is an easy way to keep skin clean between baths and on-the-go without stripping it of natural protective oils.

Photo courtesy of Isobel Benesch, @Belandbeau

Sun protection
Without proper care, harmful sun rays and radiation can affect your child’s skin not only now but also in the long-term. Limiting time outside, using sun-blocking shades and applying sunscreen can all help mitigate the risks. Look for sunscreen that is formulated for babies as it can better protect from sun damage without irritating their delicate skin. Consult your pediatrician before using sunscreen on babies younger than 6 months. Also, remember perspiration and water can reduce sunscreen’s effectiveness and reapplying at least every two hours offers continuous protection.

Find more ways to care for your baby at MustelaUSA.com.

 

SOURCE:
Mustela

Help us, dear God. Help us.

Pastor Ralph J. Mineo – Dear God, Here I sit at my computer, safe and sound, dry, with my basic needs cared for, surrounded by possessions (too many, really). I watch the news of thousands and thousands of sisters and brothers in the midst of a horrific storm and catastrophic flooding.

Pastor Ralph J. Mineo

Dear God,

Here I sit at my computer, safe and sound, dry, with my basic needs cared for, surrounded by possessions (too many, really). I watch the news of thousands and thousands of sisters and brothers in the midst of a horrific storm and catastrophic flooding. So many are unsafe and in danger, drenched, struggling to get basic needs filled, possessions and homes destroyed. Catastrophe, even death, surround our sisters and brothers in Texas. Dear God, my mind reels as I think of all the catastrophe and death there and in other parts of our nation, and in the world.

Help us, dear God. Help us.

Thankful for their courage and compassion, give strength and wisdom to first responders and government officials, and all who are seeking to help others. Keep them safe, fill them with your grace, guide them to those most in need. With such intense emotions flying all around like a storm, wrap your loving arms around those who are afraid. Send them rescuers. Bless those concerned and worried about family members and friends who are in danger.

Help us, dear God. Help us.

For those of us who are safe and sound, inspire us to help as we can. Fill our hearts with prayer-connected-love. For those of us who are comfortable, guide us and inspire us to help as we can. Remove selfishness from our hearts, that we would share some of our resources to help those whose lives have been overturned.

Help us, dear God. Help us.

Draw this nation together by your divine love and compassion. Bind us together no matter our different beliefs and unbeliefs. Send a powerful storm of your grace to wipe away from our hearts and souls all hatreds and prejudices, angers and dissensions. Give us a true binding-togetherness to make us stronger, more compassionate, more sacrificial.

Help us, dear God. Help us.

Send hope and healing to all those affected by this and every storm, every disaster, that is striking us in these days. Send us an awareness of your presence, of your love.

Help us, dear God. Help us.

Memory-Making Meals Mark Back to School

Use a small ice cream scoop or melon baller to easily make evenly sized meatballs…….

(Family Features) Most families are looking for ways to spend more time together, but managing the family schedule can be a daunting task, especially with the additions of nightly homework and extracurricular activities a new school year brings.

Hectic weeknight schedules during back-to-school season don’t need to get in the way of quality time spent around the dinner table with these simple tips for enjoying dinner together.

Designate a time. Write dinner time on a calendar in the kitchen so every family member is aware of this special time and can look forward to sitting down together. Even if your schedule is overwhelming, pick a specific day each week and block out time to have a meal as a family.

Rely on foods rooted in tradition. Experimenting with recipes can add quick and easy new favorites to the family meal repertoire like Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs, a modern twist on the nostalgic family classic. As food trends come and go, RAGÚ continues to be a culinary staple for family meals. For 80 years, RAGÚ has gathered families at the table to celebrate the tradition of creating memories around a mouthwatering meal. Whether that’s a new take on ravioli or a family-favorite pasta dish, families can count on serving up delicious pasta sauces rich with bold, Italian flavors and vine-ripened tomatoes.

Create rituals. To build a tradition in the kitchen, try involving the whole family by showing your kids age-appropriate ways to contribute to their favorite meal. Let them measure ingredients to create better-for-you turkey meatballs, carry ingredients from one place to another, mix and pour ingredients, and set the table. Creating a ritual of cooking a favorite back-to-school meal with your kids is a good way to help them build healthy habits and skills that will last a lifetime.

Step away from your cell phone. Designate dinnertime as a no-cellphone zone. Leave your mobile devices in another room to allow for time to reconnect with your loved ones and be fully present.

Create fun dinner table topics. Making the table a fun place to be is the best strategy for getting your family to dinner and keeping them at the table longer. Make a game out of sharing the best parts of your day with each other. This can be a great way to laugh together as well as an opportunity to offer much-needed advice and support.

Find more easy recipes to bring the family together during the busy back-to-school season and throughout the year at RAGU.com or on Facebook.

Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5

  • 10        ounces spaghetti
  • 1          pound (85 percent lean) ground turkey
  • 1/2       cup Italian-seasoned, dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4       cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus additional (optional)
  • 1/4       cup chopped Italian parsley
  • 1          egg, beaten
  • 3/4       cup water, divided
  • 1/2       teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1          tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2          cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2       teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1          jar RAGÚ Homestyle Thick and Hearty Traditional Sauce
  1. Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt; keep warm.
  2. Combine turkey, bread crumbs, Parmesan, parsley, egg, 1/4 cup water and salt. Shape mixture into 25 (1 1/4-inch) meatballs.
  3. In large, nonstick saute pan on medium heat, heat olive oil, garlic and crushed red pepper. Add sauce and remaining water once garlic is golden.
  4. Arrange meatballs in sauce; cover and cook 10 minutes, or until cooked through (165° F), stirring occasionally. Serve with cooked spaghetti and additional Parmesan, if desired.

Tip: Use a small ice cream scoop or melon baller to easily make evenly sized meatballs.

SOURCE:
RAGÚ

..LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON…

This area of rain will move very slowly and could lead to locally heavy rainfall. The heaviest rain may occur between 1 pm and the evening rush hour.

..LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON…

At 1108 AM EDT, an area of showers with isolated thunderstorms was
located across Northwest Ohio. This area of rain will move very
slowly and could lead to locally heavy rainfall. The heaviest rain
may occur between 1 pm and the evening rush hour.

Locations that may be impacted include…Toledo, Bowling Green,
Tiffin, Fremont, Fostoria, Port Clinton, Bluffton, Swanton,
Perrysburg, Oregon, Sylvania, Bellevue, Clyde, Rossford, Waterville,
Northwood, Whitehouse, North Baltimore and Oak Harbor.

LAT…LON 4172 8388 4173 8339 4151 8286 4112 8284
4099 8328 4099 8346 4082 8388
TIME…MOT…LOC 1508Z 207DEG 6KT 4112 8390

Boys’ Varsity Golf – NB vs Leipsic & Arcadia

Boys’ Varsity Golf – NB vs Leipsic & Arcadia

8/28/17 @ Pike Run Golf Course

Boys’ Varsity Golf – NB vs Leipsic & Arcadia

8/28/17 @ Pike Run Golf Course

1st – North Baltimore 204

2nd – Arcadia 210

3rd – Leipsic 212

NB Scores: Ellias Burleson 48, Josh Rockhill 48, Jaden Bucher 50, Hunter Baker 58, Hunter Vogelsong 69

Arcadia Scores: Casey Cramre 48, Kaleb Enders 50, Wyatt Lucas 53, Will Recker 59, Drake Spridgeon 63, Colleen Grossman 65

Leipsic Scores: Mason Tadena 42, Eli Wuller 53, Brock Lammers 58, Jaiden Siefker 59, Alex Gerdeman 74, Ben Haselman 80

Medalist: Mason Tadena (Leip) 42

from Suzanne Bucher

Girls’ Varsity Golf – NB vs Elmwood & Leipsic

Girls’ Varsity Golf – NB vs Elmwood & Leipsic

8/28/17 @ Birch Run Golf Course

Girls’ Varsity Golf – NB vs Elmwood & Leipsic

8/28/17 @ Birch Run Golf Course

1st – North Baltimore 190

2nd – Elmwood 216

3rd – Leipsic 233

NB Scores: Hanna Rose 45, Jordan Bucher 47, Val Buchanan 47, Lilly Westgate 51, Kalissa Carpenter 62, Maddy Aguinaga 73

Elmwood Scores: Kaylie Kingery 49, Taylor Merritt 51, Taylor Tyson 54, Karson Palmer 62, Haley Zimmerman 63, Abbi Lee 70

Leipsic Scores: Hannah Goedde 49, Morgan Kamphaus 58, Grace Rigel 61, Jala Hazelton 65, Maddie Walther 66, Ella Rigel 74

Medalist: Hanna Rose (NB) 45

from Suzanne Bucher