Ruth Jane Roberts Day Held at NB Library

The Children’s Room of the North Baltimore Public Library has been named for Mrs. Ruth Jane Roberts….

Despite a day of multiple storms and tornado sirens, the North Baltimore Public Library hosted Ruth Jane Roberts Day on Wednesday, June 5th. The evening was set aside to honor Ruth Jane Roberts who the children’s collection is named for and to continue our 100th Birthday Celebration.  Bounce houses, balloons, activities and treats were enjoyed by all ages. The festivities were moved inside due to the rain. 

At the party it was announced that the Children’s Room will now also be named for Mrs. Ruth Jane Roberts in addition to the Children’s Collection that currently bears her name.

Ruth Jane Roberts Day….

 

Refreshments for All…

 

Young and Old alike enjoyed the adventures….

 

Ruth Jane Roberts Day at the NBPL…
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the fabulous North Baltimore Public Library….

 

The Roberts Family was on hand for the Celebration…


We would like to thank the Robert’s family for all of their contributions to the North Baltimore Public Library both past and present.  We appreciate everyone that came out to celebrate with us as well as those that helped with the activities.

 

 

NB Alumni Dinner is July 26

Annual Dinner event expecting to sell out. All are welcome! Get your reservations in ASAP.

The annual North Baltimore Alumni Association dinner is planned for Friday, July 26th, at the NB American Legion. This is the evening before the Good Ole Summertime Festival in NB, on Saturday.

This year there will not be a featured speaker, allowing those in attendance to have more time for socialization. 

Also, seating is limited to only 200 people. Please get your reservations turned in early so you don’t get shut out.

This years scholarship recipients of the North Baltimore Alumni Association $750.00 award  are Christina Morales and Sierrah Johnson, from the NBHS Class of 2019. They will be present to receive their checks.

Here are the details for the event:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact any member of the Committee on the above insert.

See an additional post here on TheNBXpress about the Good Ole Summertime Golf Tournament, which is on Saturday morning, after this Friday night event. The golf tourney is sponsored by the NB Alumni Association ans helps fund the scholarships awarded each Spring. Donations for the scholarship fund are also welcome to be mailed in with your dinner reservations.

 

NEW EXHIBIT AT THE WOOD CO. MUSEUM

Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives…..

The Wood County Historical Museum will be opening a new traveling exhibit , Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives, on June 16, 2019. Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives features photographs by Riis, a pioneering newspaper reporter and social reformer in New York at the turn of the twentieth century.

This Riis exhibit is a companion piece to the current exhibit, For Comfort and Convenience. Visitors to the exhibit will experience immersive life-size photographs, as well as artifacts and personal documentation. This exhibit is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Library of Congress, and Edwin & Irma Wolf. The exhibit was adapted and toured for NEH on the Road by Mid-America Arts Alliance.

Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives will be on display from June 16 – August 11, 2019. A grand opening celebration & open house for the exhibit will take place on Wednesday, June 26 from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

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.

WCCOA Cholesterol Clinics

You must be a resident of Wood County and 25 years of age or older…..

Wood County, Ohio – The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. is currently scheduling their cholesterol screening clinics for July.  You must be a resident of Wood County and 25 years of age or older.  The cost is $20 for those 60 and over, $25 for those 25-59.

These screenings require an appointment and pretest instructions.

The screening panel includes:  Total Cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol), Triglycerides, Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio and a blood glucose level.  Results will be immediately available and discussed with clients by a Registered Nurse.

Bowling Green Senior Center:  9:00 am to 11:00 am

  • July 10, 2019
  • July 19, 2019
  • July 23, 2019

 Wayne Senior Center 9:30 am to 11:30 am

  • July 12, 2019

 Perrysburg Senior Center 9:30 am to 11:30 am

  • July 18, 2019

 

To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-367-4935 or 419-353-5661  and ask for the Social Services Department. 

 About the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc

The Wood County Committee on Aging was founded in September of 1973, as is dedicated to the planning and development of programs and services that will allow older adults of  Wood County to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible. As Ohio first nationally accredited senior center, the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc is working to encourage older adults to enjoy, enrich and explore this season of life.  

BVHS Event: “Get Heart Smart”

Health fair, screenings, informational booth, drawing, and more…..

Blanchard Valley  Health Systems will be hosting a health fair at Blanchard Valley Hospital with screenings, informational booths, and a panel discussion on Thursday, June 20.

Please RSVP by June 17th. All the details are here:

 

Photo Gallery UPDATED: NBHS Graduation

NBHS holds 128th Commencement ceremony….

Sunday was the 128th Commencement ceremony at North Baltimore High School. The Class of 2019 members were awarded over $560,000 total, in scholarship money. Two members of the class have enlisted in the Armed Services.

Here are a few photos from the activities on Sunday at 2012 Tiger Drive. Fotos by Ferg 

Speaker Allison Kepling

 

UPDATED: Briar Hill Hosting Resource Fair INDOORS!

It’s going to rain – moving INDOORS! Win a Fitbit….Today, May 29th, 2 – 4

Briar Hill Health Campus, 600 Sterling Drive, North Baltimore,  is planning a Senior Resource Fair next Wednesday, May 29 from 2:oo to 4:00 pm. 

Information booths from local senior resources, refreshments, and door prizes will be available.

Bring a canned good to donate and be entered into a raffle.

Area businesses and  providers are asked to contact Briar Hill Health Campus to register for a table, or for more information.

 

 

“Return to Normalcy” EXHIBIT TO LEAVE WOOD COUNTY MUSEUM

Last day for Leisure Time in Wood County exhibit will be May 19, 2019

Last day for Leisure Time in Wood County exhibit will be May 19, 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019 will be the last day to take a tour of the exhibit THE RETURN TO NORMALCY: A Life of Leisure in Wood County, 1920-1939. The exhibit features then Presidential candidate Warren G. Harding, desired a return to the pre-World War I lifestyle or a “Return to Normalcy.” Soldiers returned from WWI, to their homes in Wood County with a desire to succeed, to relax, and to enjoy life. Advancements in technology also created opportunities for fun in this rural community. 

As THE RETURN TO NORMALCY: A Life of Leisure in Wood County, 1920-1939 leaves, the Museum is preparing for a new exhibit to open. Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives will open on June 16, 2019, and run until August 11, 2019. This traveling exhibit from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ touring program, “NEH on the Road,” documents the squalid living conditions of New York’s poor immigrants and laborers in “The Gilded Age” of the early 20th century. This contrast to the growing wealth of millionaires, such as Carnegie and Rockefeller, inspired many reforms of working-class housing. Riis was a Danish-born American photographer (1849-1914). This exhibit was made possible with a generous donation from Edwin & Irma Wolf.

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. 

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. 

DATES SET FOR ANNUAL WOOD COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY BENEFIT GARAGE SALE

Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 20 & 21 and 9 a.m. to noon on May 22

Donations of clothing, household items, electronics, furniture, toys, collectibles and other good and useful items for the Wood County Humane Society Garage Sale will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 20 & 21 and 9 a.m. to noon on May 22  under the grandstands at the Wood County Fairgrounds.  Early bird donations will also be received at the same location from 5pm – 9pm on Sunday, May 19. All donations to the sale are tax deductible. All donated items are subject to acceptance.

 

The Garage Sale will be held at the same location May 23 & 24 from 9am – 6pm and May 25 from 9am – 2pm. The sale features a wide variety of merchandise under the 13,000 grandstand building at the Wood County Fairgrounds on West Poe Road in Bowling Green. Additionally, the sale will feature 10 cent clothing on May 24 and a $2 “Fill-a-Bag” sale on May 25.

 

The garage sale, now in its 26th year,  is one of the Wood County Humane Society’s larger fundraisers, raising a record $17,310 in 2018 for the care of animals housed in the Minnebelle Conley Shelter, a no-kill humane shelter owned and operated by the Humane Society on Van Camp Road in Bowling Green. For more information about the sale or to volunteer to help, please call (419) 669-0701 or visit www.facebook.com/wchsgs.

 

WCCOA Names Wii Bowling Tournament Winners´╗┐

NB Senior Center represented….

Walbridge, Oh (April 19, 2019) – Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) held the annual Wii Bowling Tournament on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Walbridge Public Library. The event, which has taken place each June for the past ten years, draws in participants from all over the county. They Wii Bowl for 4 hours and enjoy lunch together. The lunch was sponsored by Kingston of Perrysburg and Right at Home.

Ten teams participated in the tournament, including six teams from the Northeast Area Senior Center and Walbridge Area, one from the Perrysburg Area Senior Center, two from the Pemberville Area Senior Center and one from the North Baltimore Area Senior Center.

The annual event tests participants’ bowling skills in a high tech environment using the Wii system. The event encourages participants to work together and ensures that they are supporting and cheering on other senior center sites as well. 

The double elimination event ended with the Perrysburg Team being undefeated. Their final score was 23 after battling it out against the Walbridge team called “The Fireballs.” The Fireballs consisted of Hank Benavides, Kathy Wagner, Cheri Baldwin, Paula Seltzer, and Jim Fuleky. Their score was 226.   


Front, left to right:Sheila Biagioni, Sharon Filipovich, Darlene Doxie, & Cathy Wyss. Back: Joe Filipovich.

The winning team from Perrysburg consisted of five individuals: Cathy Wyss, Sharon Filipovich, Joe Filipovich, Shelia Biagioni and Darlene Doxie.

Congratulations!

BVHS Service of Remembrance to be Held

The service allows families to remember and express gratitude for the lives of the people they have loved….

BVHS Service of Remembrance to be held at First Presbyterian Church of Findlay

The eighteenth annual Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) Service of Remembrance will be held on Sunday, April 28 starting at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Findlay, located at 2230 South Main Street in Findlay, Ohio. This interfaith memorial service will honor BVHS patients and residents who passed away in 2018. All are welcome to attend the service, which will be followed by a reception.

“The community is welcome each year to join us as we remember the individuals we have been honored to serve throughout Blanchard Valley Health System,” said Chris Schilling, chaplain at Blanchard Valley Hospital. “We have had the privilege of taking part in the lives of these patients, residents, associates and friends of BVHS during very sacred times. Service of Remembrance is an opportunity for us to honor their lives and our relationships with them.”

This is the eighteenth year that the service has commemorated the lives of patients and residents cared for throughout Blanchard Valley Health System, including Bridge Home Health & Hospice, Birchaven Retirement Village, Blanchard Valley Hospital, Bluffton Hospital and Independence House.

The service allows families, friends and community members to remember and express gratitude for the lives of the people they have loved. It is also an opportunity for BVHS associates, administrators and providers to remember the patients and families for whom they have had the privilege to meet and provide care.

For questions or more information, contact Schilling at cschilling@bvhealthsystem.org.

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