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FRA Seeking Applicants for Partnership Grants

Maybe the Village of NB should make application?

FRA Seeking Applicants for Partnership Grants

by csanders429

The Federal Railroad Administration is seeking applicants for its next round of state of good repair grants.

The agency said it has $396 million in grant funding for the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Partnership Program.

The grants can be used to “fund projects that repair, replace or rehabilitate qualified railroad assets to reduce the state of good repair backlog and improve intercity passenger rail performance,” the FRA said.

Eligible applications will have projects that may include track, ballast, switches and interlockings, bridges, communication and signal systems, power systems, grade crossings, station buildings, support systems, signage, track and platform areas, passenger cars, locomotives, maintenance-of-way equipment, yards, terminal areas, and maintenance shops.

The FRA said the Partnership Program grants are intended to benefit publicly or Amtrak-owned or controlled passenger rail infrastructure, equipment, and facilities in rural and urban American communities.

In reviewing applications, the FRA said it will consider how projects support key objectives, including enhancing economic vitality; leveraging federal funding; using innovative approaches to improve safety and expedite project delivery; and holding grant recipients accountable for achieving specific, measurable outcomes.

The federal share of a project’s total costs must not exceed 80 percent with preference being given to projects in which the proposed federal share is 50 percent percent or less.

The deadline for grant applications is Dec. 9.

Chowline: Pawpaws making a comeback in Ohio, other markets

Pawpaws can be eaten by slicing the fruit open and removing the large, oval-shaped black seeds…..

What is a pawpaw, and is it healthy for you?

The pawpaw is the largest edible fruit that is native to the United States, grown indigenous in some 26 states nationwide including Ohio. The majority of pawpaws are grown from the Great Lakes to the Florida Panhandle, with mid-Atlantic and Midwestern states being the primary growing region. Grown on trees, pawpaws ripen in the fall and are generally harvested from late August to mid-October.

Not to be confused with papayas, the skin color of ripe pawpaws can range from green to brown or black on the outside and is yellow on the inside, with a ripe pawpaw about the size of a large potato. The meat of the fruit, which is soft and mushy like an avocado, has been described as tasting a little like a rich, custardy tropical blend of banana, mango, and pineapple, according to Brad Bergefurd, a horticulture specialist with Ohio State University Extension. 

OSU Extension is the outreach arm of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, (CFAES).

Pawpaws are a very healthy option, as they are naturally high in vitamins C and B-6, and are great sources of magnesium, iron, copper, and manganese. They’re also are a good source of potassium, and they contain significant amounts of riboflavin, niacin, calcium, phosphorus, and zinc.

Although pawpaws are native to Ohio and were once a key part of the diet of Native Americans, now they’re not typically found in grocery stores. But the fruit is gaining in popularity as part of the healthy food movement and can sometimes be found at farmers markets. Pawpaws can be cultivated and can also be found growing wild in pawpaw patches in woodlands across Ohio and other states.

Because of the resurgence in consumer interest in pawpaws, CFAES researchers including Bergefurd see pawpaw’s potential as a crop for Ohio farmers and have established research studies to help proliferate the fruit into more consumer markets. 

Those studies include, the Marketing and Orchard Resource Efficiency (MORE) Ohio Pawpaw, which began in 2016 and is offering farmers and nurseries the know-how to establish productive pawpaw orchards and find markets for their fruit; and the Improved Pawpaw Cultural and Post-harvest Practices Enhancing Orchard Establishment, Productivity, Fruit Quality and Marketability study. 

“Though the demand for fresh and processed pawpaw is strong, the supply is limited in Ohio because prospective growers don’t know enough about either growing or selling the product to invest in trying,” Bergefurd said in recent CFAES story. “We want to provide unbiased research-based information so farmers can make the best management decisions and maybe cash in on this crop.

“Right now, the market is there. As long as the farmer does a good job in establishing markets, the potential is there.” 

Pawpaws can be eaten by slicing the fruit open and removing the large, oval-shaped black seeds. They can also be made into breads, pies, cakes, cookies, muffins, puddings, jam, butter, salsa, ice cream, and for a growing list of microbrewers, into craft beers.

Chow Line is a service of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and its outreach and research arms, Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Send questions to Chow Line, c/o Tracy Turner, 364 W. Lane Ave., Suite B120, Columbus, OH 43201, or turner.490@osu.edu.

A DIY Halloween Creation

Carve out some quality time to make memories during the eeriest time of the year with this Scary Sweet Cemetery….

(Family Features) When it comes to family fun, it’s hard to beat Halloween, and with all the candy flying around, it’s an opportunity to add something nutritious and delicious to festive celebrations.   

Chocolate milk can provide the best of both worlds. It satisfies kids’ sweet tooth while providing all the nutrients of classic white milk, like calcium, vitamin D and high-quality protein to help keep little skeletons strong, making it a Halloween hit for kids and parents alike.

Carve out some quality time to make memories during the eeriest time of the year with this Scary Sweet Cemetery – including chocolate pudding, gummy worms and sandwich cookies – to get kids cooking and crafting, all while nourishing their bodies and bones with nutritious chocolate milk.

Visit MilkLife.com for more kid-friendly, DIY Halloween treats.

Scary Sweet Cemetery

Recipe courtesy of MilkPEP
Servings: 6

Pudding:

  • 2          tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2          tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2          cups cold chocolate milk
  • 1          pinch salt
  • 1          large egg
  • 4          ounces chopped semisweet chocolate (about 3/4 cup)
  • 10        ounces chocolate vanilla sandwich cookies (about 20 cookies)
  • 12        gummy worms
  1. In large saucepan over high heat, stir cocoa powder, cornstarch, chocolate milk and salt to incorporate dry ingredients into milk. Cook until mixture starts to boil then reduce heat to simmer until mixture starts to thicken, about 3-5 minutes.
  2. In large bowl, using whisk, beat egg, slowly drizzling hot chocolate mixture into bowl, whisking continuously. Fold in chopped chocolate and stir until chocolate has completely melted.
  3. Pour pudding mixture into glass baking dish. Place piece of parchment paper on top of surface of pudding. Chill in refrigerator 3 hours, or overnight.
  4. To prepare “dirt,” place chocolate vanilla sandwich cookies in large re-sealable bag. Using rolling pin, crush cookies into crumbs. 
  5. When ready to serve, sprinkle cookie crumbs over pudding and place gummy worms on cookie crumb layer, making sure to “bury” parts of gummy worm ends as if worms are coming out of dirt.

Nutritional information per serving: 460 calories; 18 g fat; 8 g saturated fat; 35 mg cholesterol; 6 g protein; 75 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 250 mg sodium; 104 mg calcium. Nutrition figures based on using low-fat chocolate milk.

SOURCE:
MilkPEP

4 Ways to Treat and Trick Your Pet this Fall

While taking advantage of all the season has to offer, there are also ways to incorporate your furry friend into your favorite fall activities…..

(Family Features) The autumn season offers plenty of reasons to celebrate: nostalgic flavors, pretty leaves and a seasonal wardrobe change. Fall also typically features event calendars full of festivals, trips to pumpkin patches and hikes to take in the crisp air.

While taking advantage of all the season has to offer, there are also ways to incorporate your furry friend into your favorite fall activities. Consider these tips for making the most out of the season, and visit temptationstreats.com and greenies.com for more information on treating your pet.

Get Cozy with Your Pet
If the sound of a good book when the weather cools piques your interest, try making a day of it. You may not be basking in the sun, but a cup of warm cider or a pumpkin-spiced drink can help you appreciate the feeling of fall. Bring your pets in on the relaxation by helping them get cozy, too. Find extra blankets and open windows to let them observe any squirrels or neighbors that might pass by. Your pups or cats can enjoy snuggling, sleeping or watching the leaves fall while you’re fixed on your book.

Celebrate Festive Fall Flavors
Pick up a fall-themed cookbook or browse the web for ideas to put you in a festive autumn mood. Your pet’s nose may perk up from the scents coming from your stovetop, so include him or her in the fun with pet-friendly, fall-flavored treats. For example, GREENIES Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Flavor Dental Treats for dogs and TEMPTATIONS Holiday Dinner Turkey and Sweet Potato Flavor treats for cats are two mouthwatering options to keep your furry family members seasonally satisfied.

Take Up a New Hobby
With cooler temperatures most likely ushering you indoors, consider taking up a new hobby, such as crafting or learning new skills in the kitchen. You could also use the time to bond with your pet. Try teaching him or her new tricks by using favorite fall treats as positive reinforcements.

Photos courtesy of Adobe Stock

Explore the Outdoors
A fun way to trick yourself (and your pup) into stretching your legs is by going on an outdoor adventure. With leaves changing and many regions boasting pumpkin patches, apple orchards and hiking trails, there are nearly countless opportunities to spend quality time with your pup while enjoying the cozy fall weather.

SOURCE:
Mars Petcare

BVHS Weekend Column: My Achy, Breaky…Back

Many will be familiar with the feelings of a stiff, sore back after a wrong twist, a bad bend or an intensive workout….



My Achy, Breaky…Back , by Andrius Giedraitis, MD
Blanchard Valley Pain Management

Dr. Andrius Giedraitis, MD 

 

 Back pain, whether in the neck or lower back, has become ubiquitous. The National Institute of Health estimate that 80 percent of all Americans have suffered from back pain at some point in their lives, and the number of adults whose life is markedly affected continues to grow.

Many will be familiar with the feelings of a stiff, sore back after a wrong twist, a bad bend or an intensive workout. These pains are usually musculoskeletal in origin and will heal over time with rest, ice/heat and over-the-counter medications.

However, chronic back pain, or the type of pain that persists for more than three months, typically has different origins. While the reasons for these aches abound, many patients are unaware that there are several treatment options available to decrease their pain, restore functionality and improve their quality of life.

Both neck and lower back pain are often a result of degenerative or arthritic changes in the spine. While these terms may sound intimidating, these changes are commonly a product of time, as they become more prevalent with age. These specific types of pain may be accompanied by radiating pain, numbness or tingling into the arms or legs, respectively.

At times, these pains may be so severe or debilitating that they require surgery. However, many causes of pain may be treated with less invasive procedures by a pain management specialist. These interventions are very safe, do not require a hospital stay, and allow for the patient to walk out the door shortly after the procedure. With the growing concern about the long-term consequences of opioid medications, these interventions are an increasingly appealing therapy for the appropriate patient.

As an added benefit, the pain relief achievable with a procedure may help patients discontinue the use of other medications used for pain. Patients should be advocates for their health and well-being, so explore with your primary care physician whether you would benefit from evaluation.

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Blanchard Valley Health System provides a total continuum of care to more than 100,000 households in an eight-county area.

A Creative Twist on Halloween Carvings

This year, consider carving your spooky masterpiece into a watermelon instead….

(Family Features) When it comes to Halloween, carving the same pumpkin designs each year can become routine. This year, save a pumpkin and carve your spooky masterpiece into a watermelon instead.

Nutrient-rich watermelon can be a healthy alternative to other sweet treats full of added sugar during Halloween festivities as it’s a source of vitamins A and C as well as the antioxidant lycopene and the amino acid citrulline.

Because they are made up of 92% water, watermelons can be an effective way to stay hydrated during trick-or-treating, and creations like a Mummy or Jack O’Melon can help satisfy sweet cravings while keeping friends and family members frightfully delighted.

To get started, consider these carving tips and tricks:

  • To make cutting and slicing easier, the watermelon should be at room temperate when carving.
  • Cut a small, thin, flat piece from the bottom of the watermelon to provide a stable base for carving.
  • Draw the design on the watermelon rind with a dry-erase marker before cutting. If you make a mistake, this can make it easier to wipe off.
  • Use a sharp knife with a pointed tip for easier, cleaner cuts. Consider a paring knife with a smaller tip for ease of detail.
  • Blend scraps of watermelon that are too messy for dicing or slicing to create an easy juice.

For more watermelon carving ideas, visit watermelon.org.

Mummy

Supplies and Tools:

  • Watermelon
  • Cutting board
  • Kitchen knife
  • Dry-erase marker
  • Paring knife
  • Melon baller
  • Scoop
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Cheesecloth or gauze
  • Straight pin (optional)
  • Battery-operated candle or light
  • Small bowl
  • Blueberries or bloody candy eyes
  • Toothpicks, pins or glue
  1. Wash watermelon under cool running water and pat dry.
  2. On cutting board, place watermelon on its side and use kitchen knife to cut off 1/4-1/2-inch of rind from bottom to provide sturdy base, being careful not to cut too deep into white part of rind. Cut 1-2 inches from stem end to create opening for bowl to be added.
  3. Using dry-erase marker, draw eyes, nose and mouth, along with wavy slits around carving. Use paring knife to cut them out, being sure to cut through to red flesh to let more light flow through.
  4. Use melon baller to hollow out inside of watermelon. Reserve watermelon balls. Use scoop to remove remaining watermelon.
  5. Using vegetable peeler, remove green skin off outside of watermelon, similar to peeling cucumber.
  6. Wrap thin strips cheesecloth or gauze around mummy carving and secure with straight pin, if needed.
  7. Place battery-operated candle or light inside carving and fit small bowl into top of carving. Trim away excess rind to make bowl fit securely.
  8. Fill bowl with melon balls. Attach candy eyes or blueberries using a toothpicks, pins or glue.

Jack O’Melon

Supplies and Tools:

  • Knife
  • Round watermelon
  • Melon baller
  • Dry-erase marker
  • Toothpicks (optional)
  • Battery-operated light
  1. Using knife, cut thin slice from bottom of watermelon to provide stable base.
  2. Cut circular piece of rind from top of watermelon big enough to reach into and remove flesh. Carefully remove top section and reserve for use as “lid.”
  3. Remove flesh from inside watermelon using melon baller, reserving melon balls for snacking. Hollow out remaining watermelon flesh and use blender to juice scraps and excess juice.
  4. Using dry-erase marker, draw outlines of eyes, nose, mouth, hair, ears and other features on side of watermelon. If mistake is made with marker, wipe off using paper towel to start over. Following outlines, carve features into watermelon and remove excess rind.
  5. Safe, battery-operated light can be firmly placed inside watermelon to provide haunting glow.
  6. Place circular piece of rind back on top of watermelon.

SOURCE:
National Watermelon Promotion Board

News from St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

Sunday School at 9:00 am; Worship at 10:15 am……..

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore,

On Sunday, October 13, 2019, at 10:15 a.m. Pastor Ralph Mineo will offer a message titled “Taking God for Granted” based on Luke 17:11-19. 

Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m. 

See you Sunday!    

Halloween Spooky Cans

Watch video to see how to make this craft!…

(eLivingtoday.com) Get the kids involved with Halloween decorations this year with these easy-to-make “spooky cans” resembling a bat, Frankenstein and a mummy.

For more craft ideas, visit eLivingtoday.com.

Watch video to see how to make this craft!

Spooky Bat

  • 1          soup can
  • 1          paint brush
  • 1          bottle black acrylic paint
  • 1          white fabric marker
  • 1          black foam sheet
  • scissors
  • 1          white foam sheet
  • 1-2       hot glue sticks
  • 1          hot glue gun
  • 2          googly eyes
  1. Remove label from soup can.
  2. Using paint brush, paint soup can with black paint. Let dry. Apply more coats, if needed, drying between each coat.
  3. Using white fabric marker, draw bat wings and bat ears on black foam sheet. Using scissors, cut out bat wings and bat ears. Set aside.
  4. Using scissors, cut two small triangles from white foam sheet for bat fangs.
  5. Load hot glue stick into gun and allow to heat up. Apply glue on large edge of bat wing and press onto soup can. Repeat with second wing. Apply hot glue to bottoms of bat ears and apply to front inside of soup can. Apply hot glue to bottoms of bat fangs, turn upside down with points toward bottom and press onto soup can. Apply hot glue to backs of googly eyes and press onto soup can.

Frankenstein

  • 1          soup can
  • 2          paint brushes
  • 1          bottle green acrylic paint
  • pinking shears
  • 1          black felt sheet
  • 1          white foam sheet
  • 1          bottle white acrylic paint
  • 2          cork screws
  • 1-2       hot glue gun sticks
  • 1          hot glue gun
  • 2          googly eyes
  1. Remove label from soup can.
  2. Using one paint brush, paint soup can with green paint. Let dry. Apply more coats, if needed, drying between each coat.
  3. Using pinking shears, cut one circle from black felt sheet 1/4-inch larger than soup can.
  4. Cut two small rectangles, one slightly shorter than other, from white foam sheet for teeth.
  5. Using other paint brush and white paint, paint cork screws. Allow to dry.
  6. Load hot glue stick into gun and allow to heat up. Apply glue to teeth and place on soup can.
  7. Cut thin sliver of black felt for lip line. Glue above teeth.
  8. Glue googly eyes onto can above mouth.
  9. Put line of glue along top of soup can. Place felt circle on top of glue area. Place glue bead along upper side of can to bend over felt to create hairline.
  10. Glue cork screws to either side of bottom of can.

Mummy

  • 1          soup can
  • 1          paint brush
  • 1          bottle white acrylic paint
  • 1          hot glue gun stick
  • 1          hot glue gun
  • gauze dressing (enough to wrap around can)
  • 2          googly eyes
  1. Remove label from soup can.
  2. Using paint brush, paint soup can with white paint. Let dry. Apply more coats, if needed, drying between each coat.
  3. Load hot glue stick into gun and allow to heat up. Apply glue to top of can and place start of gauze dressing. Wrap gauze dressing around can, applying glue and more gauze as needed. Glue end of gauze to soup can. Allow for space in eye area to apply eyes.
  4. Glue googly eyes to space left within gauze.

SOURCE:
eLivingtoday.com

ECUMENICAL CHOIR CELEBRATING 48 YEARS

The concert will be held at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey…..

Area singers are invited to join the Carey Ecumenical Christmas Choir as preparations begin for this year’s concert to be held on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. The concert will be held at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, 315 Clay Street in Carey. This year will mark the choir’s 48th  year of presenting this musical program at this historic shrine and promises to be a highlight of your Christmas Season. 

The rehearsals will be held at Christ Lutheran Church – 116 W. Findlay Street in Carey. The first rehearsal is on Tuesday, October 15, and the second is on Thursday, October 24. All rehearsals will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will last approximately two hours. Rehearsals rotate between Thursdays and Tuesdays until the date of the concert. 

 The choir is open to all singers high school age and up. Registration forms along with music and practice CDs will be available at the first rehearsal. For additional information, contact Jack Gerding, Director of Music Ministries, at the Basilica, either 419-396-7107 or music@olcshrine.com

Soil health at risk on fallow fields

“In Wood County, 40% of the acres that normally have a cash crop planted on them don’t have one this year, and many of those acres are fallow,” said Alan Sundermeier

COLUMBUS, Ohio—With so many Ohio fields left unplanted this year, farmers should consider the risks to next year’s crops, soil experts from The Ohio State University warn.

If wind or rain carry away the topsoil of a bare field, it can take years to rebuild that topsoil, said Steve Culman, a soil fertility specialist with Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

Photo: Getty Images

 

Topsoil is the layer richest in microscopic organisms, which fuel plant growth. Besides losing topsoil, not having any living roots in a field can cause microscopic fungi in the soil to die off, harming the soil’s ability to support a healthy crop, Culman said.

However, it’s unlikely that fields left bare for one year will develop fallow syndrome, which refers to a drop in the yield or health of a crop grown on a previously bare field, he said.

“Soils don’t degrade overnight, typically,” Culman said. “Degradation can happen over many years or decades, just like building healthy soil can take decades.”

If a field stayed bare this year and the farmer is concerned about planting on it next year, he or she can plant soybeans or wheat on those acres because corn is more susceptible to fallow syndrome, Culman said.

Growers may also need to add starter phosphorus fertilizer to fields left fallow this year if a soil test indicates the soil is low in phosphorus, he said.

Across Ohio, 1.5 million acres of farm fields did not have a cash crop sown on them this past spring as a result of the unprecedented amount of rainfall in the state. On some of those acres, farmers planted a cover crop, but many fields went bare.

In northwest Ohio’s Wood County, 40% of the acres that normally have a cash crop planted on them don’t have one this year, and many of those acres are fallow, said Alan Sundermeier, an OSU Extension educator in Wood County.

Some growers did not know enough about cover crops or lacked the time or money to invest in sowing a crop they could not later harvest and sell, Sundermeier said.

Still, it’s not too late to plant a cover crop of wheat or cereal rye on those fallow fields, he said.

“We encourage those unplanted acres to be planted with something living and growing through winter.”