AMAC: Average Small Business Owner is 50+

Average small business owner is over 50, says AMAC – President Trump deserves the credit
for the resurgence of small business

Average small business owner is over 50, says AMAC
President Trump deserves the credit
for the resurgence of small business
WASHINGTON, DC, Dec 28 — Is it really the millennials who are leading the way when it comes to start up companies? “The truth is that older Americans are in the vanguard of America’s small businesses. A study conducted by the information services company, Experian, puts the average age of these entrepreneurs at 50.3 years old,” according to Dan Weber, president of the senior advocacy organization, AMAC.
Guidant Financial, small business funding, estimates that a third of small business owners are in their fifties and another 21% are 60 years of age or older.
What drives seniors to start up a new business? Weber says it’s because many of them have the know-how, skills and Rolodex – in other words, they are well prepared for the vagaries and surprises of their marketplaces. “Oh yeah, the fact that the fastest growing segment of the population is made up of us older folk probably has something to do with it.”
The Small Business Administration, in fact, claims that “the perfect time to leverage experience, passions, hobbies and resources to launch or purchase a small business” is when you are in your 50s, 60s and even your 70s.
The great majority of employers in the U.S. are small businesses. “The statistics show that small businesses are a principal driver of the economy. Companies with fewer than 500 employees account for an amazing 99.7% of American businesses. Even more startling, 89% of employers have fewer than 20 employees,” notes Weber.
Small businesses consistently account for as much as two thirds of new jobs created in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And business is so good these days that the National Federation of Independent Business [NFIB] reports that the small business sector has 38% more job openings than they can fill.
“The U.S. regained the top spot in the World Economic Forum’s ranking of the most competitive country (out of 140), after losing that position with the advent of the regulatory onslaught of the previous Administration,” says the NFIB.
Weber agrees that the Trump administration can take credit for the booming economy and job market, “notwithstanding former President Obama’s boast that it is all due to him. Whatever personal opinion one may have regarding President Trump, you must admit that it is his direct support of business, in general, and small business, in particular, that have been driving growth over the past two years.”
And, the president of the Association of Mature American Citizens adds that 40% of the entrepreneurs who have created new small businesses represent a true cross-section of the U.S. population. Weber cites a report by the Kaufman Foundation, which found that they include Hispanic [24%], African-American [9%] and Asian [7.5%] men and women.
In 2017, the first full year of Mr. Trump’s presidency, the nation saw “an 82 percent increase in the proportion of minority business owners, specifically with a higher percentage who identified as Hispanic and African American,” compared with 2016, the last full year of Mr. Obama’s term, says Guidant Financial.
NFIB president Juanita Duggan put it this way: “Main Street optimism is on a stratospheric trajectory thanks to recent tax cuts and regulatory changes. For years, owners have continuously signaled that when taxes and regulations ease, earning and employee compensation increase.”

Lutheran Church News

“Dedication to God” is the topic of Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon on Sunday, December 30….

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore

“Dedication to God” based on Luke 2:41-52 is the topic of Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon on Sunday, December 30,  at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore at 10:15 a.m.  Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m. Plan now to join us in worship.  

St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb

“Dedication to God” based on Luke 2:41-52 is the topic of Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon on Sunday, December 30,  at St. John ‘s Lutheran Church in McComb at 8:00 a.m.  A joint adult Sunday School with the McComb United Methodist Church begins at 9:15 a.m.  We hope you will worship with us.

3 Popular Eating Plans You’ll See in the New Year

Instead of eating in a way that could leave you at risk of nutrient deficiencies, opt for a more balanced approach….


(Family Features) If you’re thinking about revamping how you eat in the new year, you might want to think twice about the trendy dairy-free plans that crop up on your social media feed – as they could leave you missing out on nutrients you need.

Three of the most popular and health-promoting eating plans of the moment – the Mediterranean Diet, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet and Flexitarian Diet – all include dairy milk as an important component, and according to a study in the “Journal of the American Dietetic Association,” it’s hard to get nutrients you need without it.

New research also suggests adding an extra serving of dairy to the Mediterranean Diet makes it even more nutritious, boosting amounts of calcium, vitamin D and potassium without exceeding recommendations for nutrients to limit, like saturated fat and sodium, according to a study published in “The Journal of the American College of Nutrition.” A second new study found not only does incorporating more dairy improve the quality of the diet, it benefits health, as well – specifically improving blood pressure and levels of good cholesterol (HDL) compared to a standard low-fat diet, according to research in “The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.” While the Mediterranean Diet typically includes around two servings of dairy a day, these studies built in 3-4.

The DASH Diet, long known for its positive effects on heart health, includes three servings of low-fat or fat-free dairy per day. Good news for fans of whole milk: it may be just as effective when it includes full-fat dairy, too, according to recent research in “The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.” Researchers found a DASH diet that included whole milk and other full-fat dairy products lowered blood pressure just as much as the traditional version.

As a high-quality, complete protein, dairy milk is also an important part of the Flexitarian Diet, which encourages more plants and less meat. Many plant-based proteins are incomplete, which means they don’t provide some of the building blocks your body needs. Dairy milk is also an important source of calcium, as substituting milk with non-dairy calcium sources like fortified soy milk or leafy greens can lead to gaps in other key nutrients such as protein, vitamin D, phosphorus, riboflavin, potassium, magnesium, vitamin A and vitamin B12, according to a study in the journal “Nutrition Research.”

Instead of eating in a way that could leave you at risk of nutrient deficiencies, opt for a more balanced approach to the new year and consider a plan that includes dairy milk. Visit MilkLife.com for more information and milk-inspired recipes.

SOURCE:
MilkPEP

Great Lakes Conservation Connect to hold 2 workshops in Ohio

Your Farm Land as your Legacy and more………

BOWLING GREEN, OH – American Farmland Trust, Cornell University Cooperative Extension Northwest New York Team, and Ohio’s Wood Soil & Water Conservation District have joined together to announce two Great Lakes Conservation Connect events on January 22, 2019.  In the morning, a women-dedicated learning circle will be held in Woodville, Ohio. This workshop will focus on identifying what future you want for your land, and how to achieve that by working with your farmer and your family. Learning Circles provide women the opportunity to meet other land owners, share their farm successes and challenges, discuss their goals for their land, and access advice and technical assistance.  At this learning circle, women will have the opportunity to learn about how to start a plan for your land that fulfills your needs and your values. David Marrison, from OSU Extension, will be introducing tools and resources to help you gain a deeper knowledge of who to speak with.

American Farmland Trust and Ohio State University Extension partnered together to lead a dinner session workshop for farmers with a focus on transitioning the farm business to the next generation. This evening workshop will follow the women learning circle workshop and will also feature special guest speaker, David Marrison.  What will happen to your farm business when you can no longer run it? Come to this workshop to learn tips and tricks to foster family harmony during this critical part of your farming legacy.  Learn how to strengthen relationships with your landowners to keep your operation together as it’s passed to the next generation. 

Women for the Land Workshop, Conservation values – your land as your legacy; Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Luckey Farmers, Inc., 1200 Main Street, Woodville, Ohio Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. Lunch is provided, and the program will end at 1:00 p.m. RSVP by 5:00 p.m., January 18th, by signing up online at www.farmland.org/women or by calling (419) 354-5517.

Farmer Workshop, Navigating the transfer of your farm business; Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the Wood County Jr. Fair Building, 13800 West Poe Road, Bowling Green, Ohio. Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. Dinner is provided, and the program will end at 8:00 p.m.

RSVP by 5:00 p.m., January 18th, by calling American Farmland Trust, Ashley (614) 430-8130.

NB Library Goes FINE FREE!

The NB Library Board and Staff anticipate the new FINE FREE policy will allow better access to the Library collection and resources….

As of January 1, 2019 the North Baltimore Public Library will be FINE FREE for all patrons! The Library Board voted to begin FINE FREE practices at their December meeting in part to thank the public for using the NB Library for 100 years!  March 10, 2019 will be the actual date the Library celebrates it’s anniversary. 

FINE FREE policies are being adopted by many local public libraries in our area including Wood County District Public Library, McComb Public Library and Weston Public Library.   Here’s what Fine Free will mean at North Baltimore Library:

  • Materials will continue to be checked out for 1 or 2 weeks at a time. 
  • As before, a print out with a due date will be received at check out. 
  • There will NOT be any fines for items returned after the due date. 
  • Library materials DO need to be returned.  After 45 days, the computer will automatically switch the item to “Assumed lost” and the card will be billed for the cost to replace the item.  When the item is returned and scanned in, the lost bill will be eliminated.  Until the “assumed lost” item is returned, the library card may not be used to check out anything further or for computer privileges. 
  • If an item is lost or damaged, the replacement cost will still need to be payed. 

Have fines from 2018 or before?  Follow the guidelines below to have them erased!

  • Bring in a non-perishable food item or paper goods (1 item per each dollar owed) to waive those fines.  This will be limited to fines of overdue materials from the NB Library collection.  Food will be donated to our local Food Pantry to be distributed in the community. 
  • Everyone has until March 9, 2019 to donate items at the Main Desk of the library and request staff to waive their fines. 

The NB Library Board and Staff anticipate the new FINE FREE policy will allow better access to the Library collection and resources for all who use the Library!  Happy New Year!!!          

Lady Tigers Tame the Wild Cats

At the Jungle last night…..

by Suzanne Bucher

Miller City @ North Baltimore – 12/27/18

Varsity Girls

North Baltimore 20-13-22-12—67

Miller City 8-12-23-7—50

Alivia Light – 31

Grace Hagemyer – 12

Mia McCartney – 11

Jordan Baker – 4

Leah Lee – 4

Simone Thompson – 4

Sydnee Smith – 1

2-PT FGM-A:  18-32 (56%)

3-PT FGM-A:  6-15 (40%)

FTM-A 13-18 (72%)

NB Rebounds: 29 (Hagemyer 8, Light 6)

Steal Leader: Light 5

Assist Leader: Light 8

Blocks Leader: Hagemyer 8

Turnovers: 31

Varsity Overall Record 4-5, BVC 3-1

JV Girls

Miller City – 28

NB – 15

(2 quarters)

Kenzie Perez – 11

Gabby Estrada – 4

JV Overall Record 4-5, BVC Record 2-2

UPCOMING GIRLS GAMES

Thur 1/3 @ Riverdale, 6pm

Thur 1/10 Arcadia (home), 6pm

Troop 315 Jan. 2019 Newsletter

“Be Prepared… the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.”

Troop 315 2019 January Newsletter
 
It’s a new year upon us.  Let us stop and say thanks to all who contribute and help out each year.  Some of these folks we know and some choose to be a little more incognito.  Here is a list and many thanks to all of them:
 
North Baltimore Rotary Club , Since 1980 These folks have chosen to charter our troop and finance the utilities as well as leaders and insurance for the troop.  Many thanks to them and Dennis miller for representing them while overseeing our success
 
American Legion Post 539  for continuing to assist in training, and maintenance of our scout house.  The legion also charters the Cub pack 372 in our town and steps in when needed.  Thank you Sam Bretz and Mike Julien
 
Armed Forces Association  AKA John Chainey.  This group has bought the troop a new griddle and invites us to help feed the vets annually at the Armed Forced Days in Findlay.  Thank you John
 
Anonymous donor,  This person chooses not to be mentioned but annually donates to the troop and helped us purchase the new scout trailer a few years back. 
 
All our parents who help with groceries, transportation, fundraisers,  and adult supervision at our outings.  I can’t say enough about your dedication and commitment to Scouting. 
 
And finally, the uniformed leaders who commit an hour a week to Scouting.  That part is a joke,  But really step in and help the troop be a troop where our scouts look forward to meetings/outings or the next fundraiser and service project.  This keeps our program strong in North Baltimore and, in itself, says Thank you to all who invest in our troop.
 
December 29,  Video Game Night $15.00
 
I will unlock the scouthouse at 2:00 pm for everyone to come and set up their games.  We will leave for skating at 3:00pm.  Cost $15.00 included Pizza Hut After.  Scouts will stay at the scouthouse all night and can be picked up at 8:00am Sunday Morning.  Leaders staying for the overnighter portion are ,  Tim Brown, Joe White, Billy Trout and Frank Boes.   Transportation so for is Tammy Trout(6),  Shawn Benjamin (7),  Tiffany Bowling(3),  Frank Boes (6)  Tim Brown(4) and Billy Trout  if needed (5).   If  a scout doesn’t want to stay all night, We will return from Pizza Hut at 9:15pm Saturday night
 
January 6  Normal Meeting – Merit Badge
 
January 11   First Aid Meet  in B.G.  WOOD DISTRICT EVENT – Free
 
We will leave scouthuose at 6:30pm Friday Night for First Aid Meet in Bowling Green.  Class A uniform   Scouts work with an emergency situation and try to perform the best case first aid method for that emergency. 
 
January 12  Cub Lock In  WOOD DISTRICT EVENT – Free
 
We will leave scout house on Saturday night at 8:00pm and go to BGSU field house,  Class B  T-shirt.  Our troop runs Cub stations during the night.  We will return home at 3:45am.  All scouts will be dropped off at home.  Bring snacks .. No meeting that Sunday
 
January 18 – 20  Klondike Camp at Berry  BLACK SWAMP EVENT   – $10.00
Our troop voted to go to this camporee in Findlay.  We will camp in a cabin so bring a sleeping bag, mess kits, toiletries and normal camping supplies.  We will leave the scouthouse at 6:00pm .  Pack your Class A but dress for outdoor winter fun.  There will be scout craft challenge stations during the day and we cook all our meals as a troop.  Below is a menu and grocery list.  Please email me back an item you can send with your scout
 
Friday Night   – Cold Cut sandwiches / chips/ juice/ cookies.    Saturday Breakfast – Mountain man / Choco milk…   Lunch  Subs / Chips/cookies/juice….   Supper – Stew/juice… Sunday Breakfast  Doughnuts / Choco milk
 
and now  – the Grocery List
 
6 bags chips asst. (BOES)
3 lbs Ham sliced or chipped
3 lbs  turkey sliced or chipped
3 lbs salami sliced thin
8 packs hamburger buns
2 heads lettuce
4 big tomatoes
1 36 ct American cheese
1 36 ct swiss cheese
1 jar mayonnaise
1 bottle mustard
1 bottle ketchup
4 packs asst. sandwich cookies
16 packs same flavor kool aid packets ( scouts like blue)
2 bags sugar
4 big bags of frozen  tater tots
2 onions
3 summer sausages
2 family bags cheese (Monterey, Jack/Cheddar)
3 doz eggs (BOES)
6 Choco milk gal (BOES)
Stew fixins  (BOES)
8  20ct Little Debbie asst. mini doughnuts
 
February 1 – 3 Winter Camp at Miakonda   $10.00
 
Annual winter Camporee at Camp Miakonda,  Cabin Camping again and same notes as above only we will have a different grocery list right after Berry Camp. 
 
Thinking ahead.
 
At the beginning of each year, I try and stress the upcoming Summer camp costs and payments options.   This year camp will cost $295.00 per scout if paid by May 1st.  $315.00 after.  I’ll need a few days ahead of that to make sure I can get the funds in on time so parents deadline is April 28.    We are going to Camp Frontier in Pioneer Ohio on June 16 thru 22.   Forward think gives all parents time to pre-plan and set funds aside for this troop event and the highlight of all scouts each year.    Parents often choose to use scout accounts,  make payments up to the date, or just pay the full amount by the deadline or even the .. non-early bird amount, after. 
 
We try and encourage all our troop to participate in the resident camp.  So.. pre-plan accordingly and you will be hearing reminders each month to give all parents to opportunity to get ready for summer.  Physicals and merit badge sign up reminders will start in March.
 
Calendar for 2019.  Save the Dates  First half of year
 
January
 
11  First Aid Meet
12  Lock in
18-20  Berry Camp
 
February
 
1-3 Camp Miakonda
20  Court of Honor for Scouts
27  Ground Hog Dinner Summer Camp Kickoff
 
March
 
1-3  Camp Alaska
31 Merit Badge Sign up
 
April
 
18-21  Spring Camporee
28  Early Bird Summer Camp fees deadline
 
May 
 
17-19 Armed Forces Camp
27 Memorial Day Parade
 
June
 
12 Monsoon Lagoon
6  BSA Physicals deadline for turn in
16 – 22  Summer Camp
 
Quote from Lord Baden Powell
 

ODOT launches new truck parking information system

The multi-state effort will help truck drivers plan ahead…


(COLUMBUS) – A new system being launched along three major Ohio highways will make it much easier for truck drivers to find safe parking.

The Truck Parking Information Management System provides real-time information about available parking spaces at nine Ohio rest areas.

I-70

  • Licking County
  • Madison County
  • Belmont County*

I-75

  • Butler County
  • Miami County
  • Auglaize County
  • Hancock County
  • Wood County

U.S. 33

  • Union County
Truck Parking

Parking information is displayed on digital signs along the highway as well as on OHGO.com and the OHGO app.

A 2013 study found that 83 percent of drivers routinely took longer than 30 minutes to find parking. By using this system, drivers can monitor parking availability and make better-informed parking decisions as they near the limit of the their federally mandated hours of service.

“Truck drivers are vital to our economy. One of the biggest challenges they face is finding a safe place to park and rest,” said Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jerry Wray. “This system will help truck drivers plan ahead and allow them to stop wasting precious driving minutes searching for parking.”

The multi-state system, which should be fully operational next month, was paid for with a $25 million federal transportation grant. It includes Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. Ohio received the largest share of the grant, $5.3 million. The state contributed another $787,000, bringing the total investment to $6.1 million.

This system is expected to generate more than $403 million in benefits through the life of the project. Better parking information also means fewer non-routine maintenance repairs on highway shoulders and ramps due to illegal parking.

It is estimated that the search for safe, convenient parking annually costs the country $4.4 billion and increases CO2 emissions by 3.3 million tons.

Latta Recognizes McComb High School Football Team on House Floor

Video can be viewed here.


WASHINGTON, D.C. – This past Tuesday, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) recognized the McComb High School Football Team on the House floor for winning the Ohio Division VII Championship.

Video can be viewed here.

The text of Latta’s speech is available below:

“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the McComb High Football team for winning the Ohio State Division VII Championship. The Panthers won their second title in school history with a 28-3 victory over Glouster Trimble. 

 

McComb showed great fortitude in reeling off eight straight wins on their way to the title. Including freshman, the Panthers dressed 27 players, about half the number of most of their opponents.

 

The Panthers success can be tied to their stout defense which didn’t surrender a single touchdown in the championship game.

 

These student-athletes gave it their all and had the backing of the entire school district behind them. They exemplified the best of Ohio small town football. I know what the title means to McComb as my dad, Del, played for McComb in the late 1930’s. It’s been great to see the fans rally around these players.

 

Once again, congratulations to Coach Kris Alge and the rest of the McComb High School Football Team on a job well done.”

 

NB Library Receives Grant Funds

The funding received will be used to paint the interior of the library as well as repairing sidewalks outside.

The North Baltimore Public Library is happy to announce it has received a Hancock-Wood Community Trust Fund Grant in the amount of $7,700. The North Baltimore Public Library will be celebrating 100 years of service in March of 2019. The funding received will be used to paint the interior of the library as well as repairing sidewalks outside.  The grant is an exciting way to kick off a year of celebrations.


Pictured from left is Holly Ryder, North Baltimore Public Library; Karen Schuh, CTF board Secretary; Ellen McKee, CTF board Vice Chair; Darlene Petkwitz, CTF board treasurer; Melissa Borkosky, Riverdale Elementary; Tammy Stahl, Hancock Christian Clearing House. ” Photo Source: Hancock Wood Electric Cooperative

According to Hancock Wood Electric Cooperative’s social media page (facebook), ” At the November Community Trust Fund (CTF) Board meeting, the board awarded over $19,000 to local nonprofits in the area. $5,000 of that was given to the HWE board members, who are able to donate to a charity of their choice. These generous donations are made possible by all of our members who participate in the Operation Round Up Program. “

Outpatient Center update its PET/CT scan technology

Patients will receive less radiation and complete scans in a faster amount of time….

EasternWoods Outpatient Center Offers Updated PET/CT Technology with Enhanced Imaging and Lower Radiation

EasternWoods Outpatient Center, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS), recently updated its PET/CT scan technology to improve patient experience. This diagnostic system will allow providers to give more accurate diagnoses with 3D imaging, enhanced imaging with wider fields of view and improved lesion detectability. Additionally, patients will receive less radiation and complete scans in a faster amount of time.

“EasternWoods Outpatient Center and BVHS are committed to obtaining advanced technology to provide the highest quality and comprehensive care to patients,” said Jill Jaynes, BVHS service line director of cardiovascular and imaging services.  

To receive this updated technology, BVHS joined forces with Shared Medical Services as its new vendor for PET/CT services. “BVHS switched vendors to both improve care outcomes and collaborate with the Vantage Group of Ohio, a collection of eight hospitals committed to searching for opportunities of quality improvement and cost savings in health care,” said Chris Keller, president of Bluffton Hospital and Vice President of BVHS clinical services and supply chain.

EasternWoods Outpatient Center also offers other imaging services to meet patient needs including MRI, digital mammography, ultrasound, EKG and more. To schedule an appointment, call BVHS Central Scheduling at 419.423.5323.

Wood County Park District

Programs available for January, 2019…..


Polar Parks Mini-Camp
Wednesday-Friday January 2-4; 9:00 am – Noon 29530 White Road, Perrysburg  
Wednesday, January 2: Register Here
Thursday, January 3: Register Here
Friday, January 4: Register Here  

Experience a wild Wood County winter through this 3-day mini-camp!
Each day highlights a different educational theme and seeks to explore through hands-on and outdoor activities. Cost: $12/$10 FWCP per day. Ages 8-13. The registration deadline is one week before the beginning of the camp day. Leaders: Jim Witter, Bill Hoefflin, and Craig Spicer

Introduction to Orienteering

Sundayday, January 6; 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Bradner Interpretive Center

11491 Fostoria Road, Bradner

Find out what else the magnetic compass can do besides show you which way is north. This reliable low-tech tool can help you get from point A to point B. We will learn the basics indoors and then take it outside on a short orienteering course.

Leaders: Jim Witter, Bill Hoefflin, and Craig Spicer

Register Here

EcoLit Book Group Meeting
Thursday, January 10; 7:00 – 9:00 pm W.W. Knight Nature Preserve: Hankison Great Room 29530 White Road, Perrysburg   For this meeting, please read The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen. Discussion leader: Cheryl Lachowski, Senior Lecturer, BGSU English Dept. and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist    Register Here
Homeschoolers: Project Feederwatch
Friday, January 11; 10:00 – 11:00 am Bradner Interpretive Center 11491 Fostoria Road, Bradner   Learn how Wood County Park’s volunteers count birds at our windows on wildlife and how you can help scientists learn about bird populations in Wood County. Leader: Jim Witter   Register Here
Native American Moccasin Making Workshop Series
Saturdays, January 12, January 26, February 9, February 23; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Carter Historic Farm 18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green   Learn the skill of making authentic Native American moccasins over the course of four sessions. The Plains two-piece style will be featured. Cost for series: $30. Leader: Stewart Orr   Register Here
Arctic Open Archery
Saturday, January 12; 12:30- 3:00 pm Arrowwood Archery Range 11126 Linwood Road, Bowling Green   Arrows fly in the crisp winter air! Arrive anytime between 12:30 and 3:00 to give this cool archery a shot. Leader: Craig Spicer   No Registration Needed
Ice Age Mammals of Ohio
Tuesday, January 15; 6:30 – 8:00 pm W.W. Knight Nature Preserve: Hankison Great Room 29530 White Road, Perrysburg   An impressive array of extinct animals used to call Ohio home following the retreat of the last glacier. Discover these megafauna and learn about some of the theories behind their extinction.  Leader: Bill Hoefflin   Register Here
A Stitch in Time Saves Nine
Thursday, January 17; 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Carter Historic Farm 18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green   Explore the lost art of mending, a time-honored skill of the Depression Era homemaker. Bring an item to mend, thread, needle, and a willingness to learn! Leader: Virginia Dean  
Register Here
Wild Skills: Fire Building
Friday, January 18 6:30 – 8:00 pm Wood County Historical Center: Adam Phillips Shelter 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green   Fire is one of the best tools to have on your adventures, providing clean water, heat for cooking and a positive attitude. Learn hands-on how to start and maintain one safely and successfully in a variety of different situations. Leader: Craig Spicer   Register Here