TONIGHT > PUBLIC MEETING: Neighborhood Revitalization Grant

We need a big turnout so please invite everyone you know so we can pack the council room with community voices.

Neighborhood Revitalization Grant– The Wood County Commissioners have agreed to apply on behalf of the Village of North Baltimore for the Neighborhood Revitalization Grant. This will be as part of their application to the State of Ohio for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds in June.

The Neighborhood Revitalization Grant can fund projects up to $500,000 to revitalize neighborhood areas in communities. We will hold the first Public Meeting to discuss the grant, possible projects, timeline and public input on Tuesday February 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm.

We need a big turnout so please invite everyone you know so we can pack the council room with community voices.

Photo Gallery: NBHS Boys Basketball

from last Friday and Saturday………….

Last weekend the Tigers hosted Arcadia on Friday night and Old Fort on Saturday night. Here are some photos from those two games. By the way, NB won both games.

Fotos by Ferg:

Clayton Heineman goes in for a lay up
Jaden Bucher hits a foul shot
Chase Naugle from deep
Julian Hagemyer leaps up and steals the ball
Brady Rader gets fouled going to the hole
Alex Snyder hits down low
Coach Davis discusses the strategy during a time out
Nick Morales gets set to shoot a free throw
Adam Flores dumps it down to Levi Gazarek
Noah Cotterman playing his in your face defense
The NBHS pep band

 

 

 

Tiger Boy’s on 6-game Winning Streak

North Baltimore High School Boys Basketball improved to 14 – 3 overall and 7 – 1 in the BVC, with a league win over Arcadia and non-league wins over Lakota and Old Fort in four quick nights last week.

North Baltimore High School Boys Basketball improved to 14 – 3 overall and 7 – 1 in the BVC, with a league win over Arcadia and non-league wins over Lakota and Old Fort in four quick nights last week.

On Wednesday, at Lakota (2 – 15), the Tigers picked up the 72-52 win. Levi Gazarek led NB with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Julian Hagemyer hit a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds with 4 assists. Brady Rader and Tyler Durfey scored 10 points each. Chase Naugle scored 4 points with 4 assists. Adam Flores and Noah Cotterman also scored 4 points apiece. Austin Ogg hit a trey for 3 points.

North Baltimore  21 20 20 11 — 72
Lakota                    8 13 16 15 — 52

In the Junior Varsity game North Baltimore won 66-61. But in the Freshman game Lakota won 49-21.


On Friday night in The Jungle, NB had little trouble getting past Arcadia (3-16, 1-8) 69 – 37, in a BVC game.

Arcadia                  9  11 15  7 —  37
North Baltimore  13 20 21 15 — 69

Levi Gazarek hit a game-high 21 points to lead NB in scoring. Tyler Durfey added 13 points. Brady Rader had 9 points and 7 rebounds. Adam Flores had 7 points and 7 steals. Noah Cotterman scored 2 points and had 4 steals. Chase Naugle had 7 points and 3 assists. Julian Hagemyer added 7 points. Cam Williams and Alex Snyder had 2 points each.

JV action saw North Baltimore with the win 39-26.


Finally, ending a stretch of 3 games in four nights, NB entertained Old Fort (10 – 8) in The Jungle, taking the non-league win 80 – 61.

Old Fort                 19   9 12 21 — 61
North Baltimore   22 13 23 22 — 80

Levi again led balanced NB in scoring with 22 points. Julian Hagemyer has another double – double with 14 points and 14 rebounds and 4 blocked shots. Tyler Durfey had 14 points and Brady Rader added 11 points and 4 steals. Adam Flores scored 8 points, Chase Naugle 7 points, Noah Cotterman and Clayton Heineman scored a bucket each.

Old Fort won the JV game 55 – 36.

Next up for NB is AT Van Buren on Friday, Feb. 16, then at Upper Scioto Valley on Saturday the 17th. Then make-up games on Monday, Feb. 19, HOME non-league with New Riegel. Tuesday, Feb. 20, HOME, BVC game with Hopewell-Loudon. Then finishing off the regular season at home Friday, the 23rd, with Vanlue, for Senior Night.

NB has now won 6 in a row and have earned the #3 seed in the Findlay District of the upcoming OHSAA State Basketball Tournament. The Tigers will play the winner of Columbus Grove vs. Arcadia, at the Ottawa-Glandorf Sectional Championship, Friday, March 2, 8:00 pm.

Fotos by Ferg Galleries of game action photos AND the mini-cheerleaders and mini-twirlers – can be found elsewhere on NBX.

Photo Gallery: Mini Cheerleaders and Mini-Twirlers Perform

from last Friday………………..

Last weekend during the Boys Basketball game vs. Arcadia there were performances during half-time from Mini-cheerleaders and Mini-twirlers. Enjoy the Fotos by Ferg:

NB Mini-cheerleaders
NB Mini-cheerleaders
NB Mini-cheerleaders
NB Mini-cheerleaders
NB Mini-twirlers
NB Mini-twirlers
NB Mini-twirlers
NB Mini-twirlers
NB Mini-twirlers

1st Lenten Lunch at Holy Family Catholic

The public is invited to the first “Community Lenten Lunch” on Ash Wednesday, February 14, from noon to 1:00 p.m.

The public is invited to the first “Community Lenten Lunch” on Ash Wednesday, February 14, from noon to 1:00 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church (115 East Cherry Street) in North Baltimore.

The meal begins with a Lenten devotion.

The meal is part of the ministry of NBACM (North Baltimore Area Cooperative Ministry).

There is no cost for the meal. Participants are invited to give an offering for the ministries of NBACM including our “Community Food Pantry.”

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb

The traditional imposition of ashes on the forehead will be observed, to signify our sinfulness and mortality.

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore

The congregation will gather February 14 for Ash Wednesday fellowship and worship.

Soup and sandwiches will be served at 6:15 p.m. followed by worship at 7:00 p.m.

The traditional imposition of ashes on the forehead will be observed, to signify our sinfulness and mortality.

A ceremony of “washing the ashes” follows Holy Communion, to signify God’s forgiveness of sins, our baptismal call as disciples, and the ultimate victory over death promised in the Sacraments.

The sermon will be: “The Heart of Lent” — the first in a series of sermons on the meaning of Lent.
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St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb

Ash Wednesday worship with Holy Communion will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14. The sermon will be: “The Heart of Lent.”

The traditional imposition of ashes on the forehead will be observed, to signify our sinfulness and mortality.

A ceremony of “washing the ashes” follows Holy Communion, to signify God’s forgiveness of sins, our baptismal call as disciples, and the ultimate victory over death promised in the Sacraments.

Valentine’s Recipes You’ll Love to Share

Red is the color of love, so build your menu around fresh strawberries or raspberries, which pair perfectly with French toast or crepes, and can even dress up a simple cereal…………….

(Family Features) If the way to your loved one’s heart is through the stomach, there’s no better way to start off this Valentine’s Day than with a homemade breakfast prepared with love.

Whether you’re whipping up a breakfast for a spouse with a sophisticated palate or trying to tempt the taste buds of your littlest loves, explore these ideas to get inspired.

  • Red is the color of love, so build your menu around fresh strawberries or raspberries, which pair perfectly with French toast or crepes, and can even dress up a simple cereal.
  • For a more sensible menu, opt for a fruity berry smoothie or a parfait layered with fresh fruit, low-fat yogurt and granola. Add a hint of loving indulgence by sprinkling dark chocolate shavings on top.
  • Show your affection with a plate of these colorful Cocoa-Kissed Red Velvet Pancakes featuring rich 100 percent cocoa, buttermilk and fresh berries. Heart-shaped cookie cutters lend a special touch to these fluffy, flavorful pancakes. Add sweet garnishes like powdered sugar and berries for a sensational way to say “I love you.”

Find more recipes you’ll love to share with your nearest and dearest this Valentine’s Day at Culinary.net.

Cocoa-Kissed Red Velvet Pancakes
Recipe courtesy of Nestlé
Servings: 10 pancakes

  • 1          cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4       cup granulated sugar
  • 3          tablespoons Nestlé Toll House Baking Cocoa
  • 1          teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2       teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2       teaspoon salt
  • 1          large egg
  • 1          cup reduced-fat buttermilk or low-fat milk
  • 2          tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2    teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1          teaspoon red food coloring
  • heart-shaped pancake cutters or cookie cutters (optional)
  • butter, for garnish (optional)
  • powdered sugar, for garnish (optional)
  • maple syrup, for garnish (optional)
  • fresh berries, for garnish (optional)
  1. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir well.
  2. In separate large bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, unsalted butter, vanilla extract and food coloring. Add to flour mixture; stir to combine. Allow mixture to sit 5 minutes.
  3. Heat nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Brush with oil or butter. Add about 1/4 cup batter to skillet. Cook about 2 minutes, or until bubbles start to form on top. Flip and cook 1-2 minutes, or until bottom is lightly browned. Serve immediately with butter, powdered sugar, syrup and berries, if desired.

Tip: If using pancake or cookie cutters, be sure to coat with oil so pancakes don’t stick. Place cutters in skillet and pour batter into cutters. Remove cutters before flipping.

SOURCE:
Culinary.net

What Programs Are New at the Wood County Park District?

Frogs and bees and Winter trees…………………………

Here are some interesting programs being offered through the Wood County Park District:

Invasive Plants are Taking Over
Tuesday, February 13; 6:30 – 7:30 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green
Learn several invasive plant species in Wood County. Discover how the stewardship department combats invasive species in every park and how to seek and destroy these alien invaders.
Animal Valentine’s:
Love Stories from Nature
Tuesday, February 13; 7:00 – 8:30 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Can’t get enough of those warm, fuzzy Valentine’s Day feelings? Keep the celebration going by learning about how animals go about finding their special someone. Then head outside for a night hike to listen for owls calling to a mate.
Winter Soldiers of the Past
Saturday, February 17;
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
William Henry Harrison Park
644 Bierley Avenue, Pemberville
Experience a Wood County at war with members of Anthony Wayne’s Legion from Fallen Timbers Battlefield Commission and members of the 68th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, as they demonstrate the gear, weapons, clothes, tactics, and more, of historic winter soldiers of the 1790s and the Civil War. No registration needed! Come anytime between 10:00am and 5:00pm.
Teen Naturalists
Wednesday, February 21, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Are you between the ages of 13-18? Would you like to know more about the natural world? Then come and join our new Teen Naturalist club! We’ll take a closer look at a different topic every month, covering everything from astronomy to zoology! January’s topic: trees. February’s topic: mammals.
Frog Monitoring Training
Thursday, February 22, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Park District Headquaters
18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green
Connect to your parks and add to our knowledge of native frogs and toads by joining the Frog and Toad Calling Survey. Volunteer monitors will be trained to conduct surveys and identify frog species by sight and sound. This is an ongoing volunteer program.
Homeschoolers: Winter Trees
Friday, February 23, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Bradner Preserve, Interpretive Center
11491 Fostoria Road, Bradner
What’s going on inside a tree during the winter, and how can we tell them apart without their leaves? Learn the answers while we experience the winter woods.
Introduction to Beekeeping
Tuesday, February 27, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Reuthinger Preserve
30730 Oregon Road, Perrysburg
Do you have questions about beekeeping? Learn what you need to know to start your own hive from Mike Soboleski, a professional beekeeper from SoBee Honey. He’ll present the art and science of beekeeping.

 

Move More for a Healthy Heart

When done regularly, physical activity can give your entire body – not just your heart – a boost………….

(Family Features) While heart health and how to prevent heart disease are important topics, many people in the United States  – remain at risk.

 

However, there are many ways for you to lower your risk for heart disease, and one of the most important is by becoming physically active. National guidelines recommend at least 2 hours, 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week for adults, like brisk walking where your blood gets pumping and you are a little breathless. If you find yourself short of time, you can incorporate physical activity in small chunks, such as three 10-minute intervals per day, and still achieve some heart health benefits.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images

How Moving More Helps

When done regularly, physical activity can give your entire body – not just your heart – a boost. Getting your heart rate up and breaking a sweat can:

  • Strengthen heart muscles
  • Improve blood flow
  • Lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Help control weight

 

Ways to Become More Active Every Day

In addition to working toward at least 150 minutes of physical activity each week, it’s important to avoid being sedentary, when possible. You can do that by making choices that build activity in your day. Some examples include:

  • Taking the stairs
  • Printing at the printer farthest from your desk at work.
  • Getting off the bus one stop early
  • Parking in the farthest space from the door
  • Walking around while you are on the phone or having walking meetings
  • Being active with your children, including playing outdoors
  • Planning a vacation that includes physical activities
  • Playing basketball or taking a yoga class with friends instead of meeting up for drinks or a meal
  • Putting on some music and dancing

 

Check with Your Doctor

Certain physical activities are safe for most people. However, if you have a chronic health condition such as heart disease, arthritis or diabetes, talk with your doctor about the type and amount of physical activity that is right for your health.

 

Incorporating regular physical activity into your life can help your health in many ways, but it can be especially helpful for your heart. Find more heart-healthy facts and tips from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at nhlbi.nih.gov.