NB Music and Drama Busy

Concerts, performances, improv, Jazz festival, more……..

Students in the North Baltimore music and drama departments will be busy during the months of February and March. We invite the community to join us! 

Sunday, February 17: Several middle school and high school band and choir members will perform in the OMEA District I Honors Festival at Toledo’s Stranahan Theatre. The middle school performance is at 2:30pm and the high school performance is at 7pm. Both concerts are free and open to the public. 

Saturday, March 2: The North Baltimore Choir will perform the National Anthem at the Bowling Green State University hockey game. For tickets, visit bgsufalcons.com 

Monday, March 4: Band Concert grades 7-12, 7pm, North Baltimore Auditeria 

Friday, March 8: Variety Show/Improv Night, 7pm- Check out some of the most talented and wittiest students in Northwest Ohio. Fans of Whose Line is It Anyway will love this show! Tickets will go on sale in the high school office February 25.    

Monday, March 11: Choir Concert, 7pm, North Baltimore Auditeria. The choirs present a concert of world music!

Saturday, March 30: Jazz Night, North Baltimore Auditeria, 6pm. The Edon, Montpelier, Elmwood, and North Baltimore Jazz Bands will present a showcase of live jazz music. The University of Findlay Jazz Ensemble will conclude the evening. Cost:    $15 for entertainment only$20 for entertainment and a catered meal from Crossroads Café Anyone wanting the meal option MUST purchase a ticket by February 28. For tickets, please stop by the High School office or call 419-257-3464. Entertainment-Only tickets will also be available at the door.

Cost:    $15 for entertainment only$20 for entertainment and a catered meal from Crossroads Café.  Anyone wanting the meal option MUST purchase a ticket by February 28. For tickets, please stop by the High School office or call 419-257-3464. Entertainment-Only tickets will also be available at the door.

Ribbon Cutting Planned

GRAND OPENING EVENT PLANNED AT WOOD COUNTY MUSEUM

New Exhibit Opening:” For Comfort & Convenience: Public Charity in Ohio by Way of the Poor Farm”

A grand opening celebration for the new exhibit, For Comfort & Convenience: Public Charity in Ohio by Way of the Poor Farm, will take place on Friday, February 22 with a ribbon cutting at 4:45 PM followed by a public reception and self-guided tours from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Exhibit photographer Jeffrey Hall will share remarks at 6:00 PM about his 5,000 mile journey to Ohio’s poor farm sites. This event is free and open to the public.

The exhibit depicts Ohio’s earliest form of public charity, the poor farm, by representing all of Ohio’s 88 counties. Historical documentation shared from many counties can be seen within diorama-style exhibits, along with 120 modern-day photographs of each county taken by local photographer Jeffrey Hall over the last two years.


This exhibit was made possible by the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Humanities Council.

The museum will be open for self-guided tours Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM and weekends from 1 PM – 4 PM (closed on government holidays). Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children, with discounts for seniors, students, and military. Historical Society members receive free admission as well as a gift shop discount. The museum offers free admission to all visitors on the first Friday of each month, courtesy of the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau. The museum is handicap accessible and group tours are welcome.  

All events detailed at woodcountyhistory.org or by following the Wood County Historical Museum on social media. The museum is located at 13660 County Home Road in Bowling Green. 

Latta Announces Annual Congressional Art Competition

High school students living in or attend school in Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District are encouraged to submit!

BOWLING GREEN, OH – Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has announced details for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. High school students that live or attend school in Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District are encouraged to submit a piece of art for this year’s competition. All artwork will be displayed at Owens Community College in Perrysburg Township.

The deadline for submission is Monday, March 4.

A previous winner with Mr. Latta

More than 650,000 high school students have participated in the competition nationwide since it began in 1982. The winning piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. for one year, and three honorable mention pieces will be displayed in Latta’s three district offices. Submissions can be dropped off at any of those offices, listed below:

Bowling Green – 1045 N. Main Street, Suite 6, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Defiance – 101 Clinton Street, Suite 1200, Defiance, Ohio 43512
Findlay – 318 Dorney Plaza, Room 302, Findlay, Ohio 45840

Each student is allowed one entry. Eligible artwork includes the following:

Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers
Collage: must be two dimensional
Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, etc.
Computer Generated Art
Photography

District Staff is also available to pick up artwork from students. To obtain an entry form, further information, or to arrange a pick-up time, contact the Findlay office at (419) 422-7791.

BVH ‘Healthy Living with Diabetes’ Presentation

You are invited – Mark your calendars!


Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) will host “Healthy Living with Diabetes,” part of the “Live and Learn” series, to educate the community about methods of coping with diabetes that promote healthy lifestyles. This event will be held on Tuesday, March 12 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Marathon Auditorium of Blanchard Valley Hospital and led by Thomas Grace, MD from the Blanchard Valley Diabetes Center, a division of BVHS.

A boxed lunch will be provided and seating is limited. RSVP is required by Tuesday, March 5 and can be made by emailing events @bvhealthsystem.org or calling 419.423.5551.

Attendees will enjoy an informative program on methods of controlling diabetes and improving their quality of life.

Dr. Grace achieved his master’s degree in medical sciences at Wayne State Medical School and his Doctor of Medicine at American University of the Caribbean (St. Maarten, DWI). He fulfilled his family medicine residency at Beaumont Hospital in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

Burning Plastic

Cub Scouts heat up the race track at this year’s annual Pinewood Derby


Submitted by Jennifer Vanlerberg

Grandparents, Parents, Aunts, Uncles, and Friends all braved the weather this past Sunday, January 27th for a chance to catch some of North Baltimore’s finest racing competition.  Powell Elementary’s gym was transformed into the Pack #372 Speedway. The races began at 1:15 but contestants were permitted in at 12:30 for a weigh in, compliance check, and any last minute modifications or repairs. The concession stand, manned by Boy Scout Alex Trout, was diligently distributing chips, pop, combos, candy bars and ring pops. The money raised will go towards future events. Twenty one cars checked in, ready to race.

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Webelos Two started off the event. Daniel Hinkle’s “Final Ride” came in second and won “Best of Show.” Noah Vanlerberg’s “Chihuahua Racer” won first for their den.

The Webelos One den had four participants. Boden Lanham raced “The Freedom Fighter,” Ian Ramirez sported “Bumblebee”, Joseph Rose’s car was named “Camo” and Liam VanVooren’s entry was named “Copperhead.” Ian won for best in show, Boden raced to third place, Liam took second, and Joseph brought home the win.

The Lion Den came next. The lions also had four racers register. Parker Grillot entered “Slimer”, Adam Mason brought “Ben Ten, Wendell Troutner went with “Fast,” and Zane Williams named his “Ice skating.”

Wendell raced into third place, Adam took second, and Parker’s “Slimer” oozed all the way to first place. Best of show was awarded to Zane.

Tigers sported three race cars, and two Pikachus. Jackson Cook was “Pikachu” while Daniel Crill followed with “Pikachu 2”.  Racing all these Pokemon was Grady Delancy’s “Lightening.” Grady bolted into third place, while “Pikachu One” came in Second, and “Pikachu Two” came in First. Best in show went to Jackson Cook’s original Pikachu.

The Wolf Den was comprised of two entries, Donivan Boyce’s “Beast” and Logan Trout’s “Mario Racer.”  Logan Trout took home the trophy for Best in Show and Second Place, while Donivan’s “Beast” finished first.

The Bears had the largest field of competitors. Six total racers. Connor Coup sported an “Aqua Racer,” Blaze Kline brought “Blazin,” Camden McCartney used “Ursa”, Levi Vanlerberg entered “Ice Cream Sandwich,” and Rhys Williams took his “Turtle car” to the line. Rhys took Best in Show, while Connor sped away with third, Levi sandwiched to second, and Camden brought home the gold.

Joe Novak took first in the Open Race (18 and up) defeating Tim Troutner. Leah Trout was the only open winner in the 17 and under age group.

The overall winner was Daniel Crill.

We would like to thank everyone that came to cheer our scouts on. We would also like to thank the Den Leaders, Den Chiefs-Alex Trout, Jesse Vanlerberg, Zach Trout, Isaiah Boyce, and Leah Trout, The North Baltimore Gleanors, Tammy and Eric Trout, Chris North, and Joe Novak for all of the help with the cars.

All first and second place winners will be eligible to participate in our District Pinewood Derby, which is hosted and held by North Baltimore High School this year. On March 16th, Scouts from all over Wood County will be participating in District Derby Action. Come and cheer them on!  

REMINDER: GOST Meeting/Update

Together we can make North Baltimore a great place to Live, Work, Play, and Raise a Family!”


Please mark your calendars for Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 5:30pm. North Baltimore Village Hall.
North Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce is meeting with updates for the Good Ole Summertime Festival to be held Downtown North Baltimore, OH on Saturday, July 27th, 2019.
We love community participation, commitment, and volunteers!
“Together we can make North Baltimore a great place to Live, Work, Play, and Raise a Family!”

Friday Night Basketball is Military Appreciation Night

Wear your Red, White, and Blue Friday Night at Arlington…….

This Friday is Military Appreciation Night at high school basketball games across the state of Ohio. Please wear your red, white, and blue!

North Baltimore will be playing at Arlington. All active/veteran military with an ID are admitted free.

NB Schools Upcoming Concerts Dec. 12, 17 & 18

The North Baltimore Music Department would like to invite you to three upcoming performances this month!


Join in for caroling in front of the Fire Hall!

The North Baltimore Music Department would like to invite you to three upcoming performances this month!

On Wednesday, December 12, at 7pm, the North Baltimore Choirs grades 4-12 will present their annual Holiday concert in the high school auditeria.

On Monday, December 17 at 7pm, please join the high school choir for Christmas caroling outside the fire hall. Hot chocolate will be provided. Please bring a canned good to donate.

On Tuesday, December 18 at 7pm, the North Baltimore Bands grades 5-12 will present their annual Holiday concert in the high school auditeria.

All of these events are free and open to the public!

Chamber Announces Bicycle Winners

Six winners…

The North Baltimore Chamber of Commerce has announced the Winners of the Bicycle Giveaway from the Santa visit last Wednesday night.

Congratulations to these lucky children:

1.Large Bike- Girl -Ashley Albright
2.Large Bike- Boy – Connor Coup
3. Medium Bike- Girl – Rosalie Grilliot
4. Medium Bike- Boy – Odin Livingston
5. Small Bike- Girl – Avctavia Taylor
6. Small Boy – Isiah…. 

Also included here are a few pictures from the action:

Birchaven Village Hosting ‘Bazaar Days’

Bazaar Days will feature a variety of items handmade by residents, staff, volunteers and families……


Birchaven Village will host its annual Bazaar Days craft and bake sale Friday, December 14 through Monday, December 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Birchaven’s indoor “Main Street,” located at 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay. The event is open to the public.

Bazaar Days will feature a variety of items handmade by residents, staff, volunteers and families. Items for sale include:

  • Homemade hardtack candy, fudge, buckeyes and dipped pretzels
  • Hand-crocheted doilies and other items
  • One-of-a-kind tree ornaments
  • Gifts for teachers
  • Cookie jar mixes and custom candy tins
  • Slippers for the whole family

A comfort food and bake sale will be held Friday, December 14 beginning at 10 a.m. featuring homemade chicken and noodles.

Beyond MedSpa, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System that specializes in cosmetic and aesthetic services, will have a table setup with their information on Saturday, December 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will be offering holiday gift sets and gift cards to purchase as well as an opportunity to win a door prize.

All proceeds benefit the activities’ program at Birchaven Village. For more information, please contact Birchaven Village at 419.424.3000.

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