NBHS Band Presents 20th Annual “Sounds of the Stadium” Concert

Next Wednesday at 7:00p.m…………………..

Next Wednesday, October 24 is the NBHS marching band’s 20th annual Sounds of the Stadium concert. It takes place in the high school gym and begins at 7pm.

The concert is free and open to the public. Enjoy the marching band in a rain-free environment!

Thursday is the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

On 10.18.18, Ohioans are encouraged to Drop, Cover and Hold On (at 10:18am)………..

COLUMBUS, OH – National Preparedness Month is over, but that doesn’t mean we stop preparing for disasters. FEMA, the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) are encouraging citizens to stay prepared and Get Ready to ShakeOut during the annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut earthquake drill.

Held annually on the third Thursday in October, ShakeOut is set for October 18th at 10:18 a.m. CUSEC notes though, like fire drills, the earthquake drill can be scheduled for a date and time more suitable for schools and businesses.

“People may say ‘Why do we need to practice earthquake drills in Ohio?’ We practice because Ohio does experience earthquakes,” said Ohio EMA Executive Director Sima Merick. “Ohio has had four low-scale earthquakes so far this year. It is also good to know earthquake safety in the event you’ve traveled to another state or country where quakes can occur with higher magnitude and frequency.”

The actual ShakeOut drill is only one minute long. But ShakeOut is more than an earthquake drill. ShakeOut is intended to get people to talk about emergency preparedness and to plan for all hazards and disasters such as earthquakes, floods, fires, tornadoes or hazmat incidents.

What do you do during the ShakeOut drill? Practice the safest response to an earthquake:

  • DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees. This position protects you from being knocked down and allows you to stay low and crawl to shelter if it’s nearby. If you have mobility issues, either lock the wheels of your wheelchair or stay seated, and bend over.
  • COVER your head and neck with one arm and hand. If a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl underneath it for shelter. If no shelter is nearby, crawl next to an interior wall, away from windows.
  • HOLD ON until the shaking stops. If you are under a table or desk for shelter, hold onto it with one hand and be ready to move with your shelter if it shifts.

There is still time to register to participate. Individuals, schools, businesses and organizations can easily register online at www.shakeout.org/centralus/. Earthquake preparedness information and resources are also available on this site. If you registered last year, you need only to confirm/update your information.

Additional earthquake preparedness information is also available at www.ready.ohio.gov. Click on “Earthquakes” in the green menu bar.

To date, millions of people have registered to participate in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut.

Free Halloween Family Fun

Park District Offers 29th Annual Community Event………

Everything we love about autumn in one place, at one time. Be sure to check out the family fun  brewing at the Wood County Park District for the 29th annual Folklore & Funfest event on Saturday, October 20th from 4 – 9 pm.

Parking, entrance and all activities are free. Activities include: Horse-drawn carriage rides, live music, games & prizes in Booville, face painting, festive crafts, s’mores on the campfire, nocturnal nature, scarecrow alley, jack-o-lantern walkway, popcorn, spooky trail, and self-guided tours of the Wood County Historical Center & Museum with exhibits on WWI and leisure time activities.

Food is available for purchase. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. All ages are welcome.

The Wood County Historical Center & Museum is located at 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402.

*Note: County Home Road is available to event traffic only and closed to through (non-event) traffic starting at 3:00 pm. The entrance from Route 6 to County Home Road will be open.

For more information, please visit www.wcparks.org.



Boy Scouts Organize Food Drive to Benefit Local Food Pantries

Wood County residents are asked to leave their donation on their front porch by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2018. …..

Wood County, Ohio, October 11, 2018 – In the spirit of the Boy Scouts of America promise, “to do a good turn daily” and “to help other people at all times,” the Erie Shores Council of the Boy Scouts of America will organize their annual “Scouting for Food” non-perishable item food drive in Wood County (Ohio) during the week of October 20-27, 2018.

Scouting for Food is the Boy Scouts of America’s longest running nation-wide service project to help stop hunger. It began as one Scout’s service project in St. Louis, MO in 1985 and was nationally adopted in 1988.

Twenty-five units comprised of Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Exploring Posts, and Venture Crews located in Wood County will partner with Girl Scouts USA to distribute informational tags by October 20th. The tags will include the local unit serving your area and a list of acceptable donation items. Wood County residents are asked to leave their donation on their front porch by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The items will be picked up and delivered to food pantries and shelters located in Wood County.

Scouting for Food is supported by Frisch’s® Big Boy® Restaurants of NW Ohio and also Keystone Press.


The week of October 20-27, 2018 non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the Wood County locations of Frisch’s® Big Boy® Restaurants to include Wooster St. and Main St. in Bowling Green, Route 20 in Perrysburg and Woodville Rd. in Northwood.

About the Erie Shores Council of the Boy Scouts of America:

Under the leadership of approximately 2,500 adult volunteers, the Erie Shores Council provides a values-based, character education program for youth in our community, including Cub Scouts (K-5th grades), Boy Scouts (6th-12 grades). In addition, Erie Shores Council offers Exploring and Venturing which are co-ed programs for youth 14-20 yrs. old who seek opportunities to “explore” fields of career interest or wish to participate in high “adventure” activities.

Erie Shores Council owns two camps, Camp Miakonda in Sylvania, OH and Pioneer Scout Reservation near Pioneer, OH, which provide outdoor education and camping experiences for Scouts and non-Scouts alike.

To learn more, call 419.241.7293, or go to www.erieshorescouncil.org.

NB Library Offers Fall Canvas Painting Class

Class is October 18. Pre-register by Monday, Oct. 15……

The North Baltimore Public Library is offering a Fall Canvas Painting Project for adults with local artist Erika Miklovic. The class will be held on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 pm in the Wolfe Community Room at the NB Library.

With Erika’s guidance, you can create a personal canvas (11 by 14 inch) version of her fall tree painting! Pre-register and pay a fee of $15 (cash only, please) at the Main Desk of the NB Library by Monday, Oct. 15. The funds will go directly towards your supplies.

The Wood County Throwdown is coming!

Five area chefs will compete to showcase their culinary skills…..

Bowling Green, OH (September 22, 2018) – The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. presents the 6th annual Wood County Throwdown. On Saturday, September 29, 2018, five area chefs will compete to showcase their culinary skills. The event will take place at Penta Career Center (9301 Buck Rd, Perrysburg) and doors open at 11 a.m.

Each contestant will represent a local organization that serves our local older adults, including: Brookdale of Bowling Green, Perrysburg Commons, StoryPoint Senior Living, Wood Haven Health Care, and St. Clare Commons. Attendees will taste five different appetizers, entrees, and desserts created by the contestants and will have the unique opportunity to critique these samples and vote to crown the People’s Choice Award for each dish presented. Local celebrity judges will announce the Wood County Throwdown Champion of 2018!

Local vendors will be present and entertainment will include live music by James Askins.

Cost for entry is $10 per person. If you would like to attend this event, please contact the WCCOA Programs Department at 419-353-5661 OR 800-367-4935. You can also e-mail programs@wccoa.net.

For more information, contact the Wood County Committee on Aging’s Programs Department through the above e-mail or by calling 419-353-5661 OR 800-367-4935.


The mission of the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., shall be to provide older adults with services and programs which empower them to remain independent and improve the quality of their lives.


For information on programs and services, please contact the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., at (419) 353-5661, (800) 367-4935 or www.wccoa.net.


Coming Soon: 3rd annual Hockey for Habitat charity ball hockey tourney

Eight teams compete in 3rdannual Hockey for Habitat charity ball hockey tournament benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Wood County, Ohio….

BOWLING GREEN, OH (September, 2018) — In support of Habitat for Humanity of Wood County, 8 teams will compete in the 3rd annual Hockey for Habitat charity ball hockey tournament on September 29.

The event will raise thousands of dollars to support the first Habitat home to be built in Bowling Green. Future Homeowner, Marlene Lerch will make the ceremonial ball drop.

The event will feature retired Walleye great, Kyle Rogers and WTOL meteorologist, Ryan Wichman, among others, who will participate as Free Agents.

There will be activities for the entire family, including a skills activity area.


Who:               Mark Ohashi, Executive Director- Habitat for Humanity              of                              Wood County

                        Ryan Wichman (celebrity player)- WTOL meteorologist

                        Kyle Rogers (celebrity player)- retired Toledo Walleye player


What: 3rd annual Hockey for Habitat charity ball hockey tournament


When: September 29, 2018   9am-2pm


Where: Bowling Green City Park, outdoor hockey rink

“ABCs of Pruning Trees” Class Offered

At Simpson Garden Park in BG…..

The Bowling Green Tree Commission will be hosting a class on the “ABCs of Pruning Trees” on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9-11 am at Simpson Garden Park – 1291 Conneaut.

The event is free to the public. The class will be held in the classroom and outside. Attendees will learn about proper pruning techniques and considerations for both young and mature trees. Part of the class will be spent outside as we prune several trees.

Please contact the Bowling Green Arborist at gjones@bgohio.org or 419.353.4101 if you have any questions.

Quilters to Gather for Monthly Meeting in Findlay

Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend…….

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet on Monday, September 24, 9:30 am in  Findlay at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Avenue.

The day begins with the business meeting followed by Show and Tell.

Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend.  Questions regarding the Ohio Star Quilters Club may be directed to Tina Wood at 419-348-4247.