BROWN TO LEAD READING OF DR. MLK”S 1963 LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL….
WASHINGTON, DC — WEDNESDAY, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) will lead a bipartisan reading of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail on the floor of the United States Senate chamber.
In April 1963, Dr. King penned the letter from his cell at the Birmingham Jail, where he and other protestors were detained for leading a series of nonviolent protests and boycotts in Birmingham to put pressure on the business community to end discriminatory hiring practices. He wrote the letter as a response to eight white clergymen from Alabama, who had urged him to abandon his efforts in Birmingham, calling his protests “unwise and untimely”. Dr. King rejected the notion that African-Americans should remain patient in the struggle to shed the bonds of oppression and daily indignities inflicted by Jim Crow laws in the South. In his letter, he famously responded, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Brown participated in the bipartisan reading last year when it was led by former Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL), who asked Brown to continue this tradition.
Joining Brown for the letter reading will be: Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Alex Padilla (D-CA), and Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-GA).
U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Alex Padilla (D-CA), and Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-GA).
Third annual bipartisan reading of the Letter from Birmingham Jail in the Senate chamber
Stop in at 127 South Main Street. Normal Sunday hours are 11am-4pm
by Sue Miklovic
Today(4/11/2021) is Day 2 of this weekend’s Open House at 127 South Main Street, North Baltimore. Backroad Madhouse Reptile Supply Company has been open since January 16, 2021.
Owner Richard Stevenson and his wife Julie were on hand when I stopped in Saturday afternoon to visit. Co-Owner is Angel Johnson. Mr. Stevenson said he is happy with how things have been going since they opened their door for business.
Richard told me he loves when he gets the opportunity to educate others, including groups and clubs, about his reptiles and other exotic pets available for sale at the business.
The Stevensons have 20 years experience with reptiles, and Richard has been breeding for fifteen years. Not only does he have this business, he also participates in a once-a-month Exotic Reptile Expo in Fremont, held at Terra Community College.
The fish they have at the store are mainly feeders. Richard also said, “We don’t have anything furry that’s not food”
The owners are passionate and enthusiastic about their new venture. Stop in and welcome them to North Baltimore.
We wish the owners Richard and Angel much success!
During the Great Depression, nothing went to waste. If families needed something, they would either make it, fix it or make do. People would mend clothing and fix furniture to stretch the family budget. Connect to the past and evoke the spirit of the Great Depression by upcycling an item in your own home. Whether it is updating an old piece of furniture, repurposing an item in your home, or creating a new piece of clothing, send Carter Historic Farm a photo of the initial item and your completed project. Photos will be uploaded to Facebook for voting and winners will receive a prize!
Learn a new way to play outdoors through slacklining, a modern balancing sport! It is a sport similar to yet distinct from tightrope walking. Join instructors from The Right Direction youth development program in this 3-day introductory course designed for ages 10-17. You’ll learn a variety of movement-based skills in a fun and friendly environment. Please plan on attending all three programs, as skills will build upon each session.
Program fee: $20, or $17 for Friends of the Parks members.
As the sun sets a very special bird begins preparing for one the best aerial courtship displays in North America. He goes by names such as: bogsucker, timberdoodle, mudbat and many more. No dogs permitted. This will be a twilight hike under a half moon. There may be walking on soft wet trails. There may be walking off trails.
Follow up the bird song ID presentation with a field session listening in the field. We’ll look to familiarize ourselves with early spring residents that are singing to establish breeding territories and communicate with mates or potential mates.
Experience new recipes with the Carter Historic Farm. Cook the shared Depression-era recipe prior to the event, then join us online for a social hour to snack, share your experience with the recipe, and talk about what, if any, changes you would expect in a modern recipe. Recipe will be selected based on 1930s healthy diet guidelines and will be shared one week in advance, so registering early is recommended.
Protecting yourself from the environment is arguably the most important part of making it out of a wilderness survival situation. Learn the basics of construction and insulation then build your own debris shelter using only materials found in nature.
Did you know that there is a place for outdoor climbing in Wood County? Join us for an adventure at Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve. Learn the basics of top-rope climbing from the adventure staff and try your hand at the walls in the quarry. All equipment is provided by Wood County Parks. The program is designed for ages 14 and up.
Program fee: $15, or $12 for members of the Friends of the Parks
Mountain Bike Skills Camp: Bike Fit & Body Positioning for Kids
Sunday, April 18
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Rudolph Bike Park
26940 Lime City Road, Perrysburg
Take your bike skills to the next level with The Right Direction youth development program pro instructors. Your connection to the bike is crucial to your safety and enjoyment out on the trail and track – don’t overlook this essential skill! Each technique will be broken down into manageable steps with challenges designed to build confidence and biking skill. A properly-fitting helmet and mountain bike are required. Ages 6-13. Masks are required for all participants age six and older and social distancing of 6-10 feet from other participants/units will be observed.
Improve your archery skills through this short, beginner-friendly instructional program, focusing on the steps of shooting and consistency. Make progress you can see, as we create some archery-art using our newfound skills. All archery equipment is provided, personal gear welcome (inspected at program). Participants must be 10 or older to attend. Minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Canvas available, but bring a small canvas, shirt, poster, or anything you’d like splatter-painted! Please register attending archer only. Masks are required for all participants age six and older and social distancing of 6-10 feet from other participants/units will be observed.
Program fee: $5, or $3 for Friends of the Parks members.
Free-play in nature is beneficial for a child’s mental, physical and social development. Bring your child age 3-6 to the Nature Play Area and play the natural way! A focused project, song, or activity will serve as a guide to creativity, critical thinking, choice-challenges and play! Please register participating child only. Adults must stay for the duration of the program. Masks are required for all participants age six and older and social distancing of 6-10 feet from other participants/units will be observed.
Contact Wood County Health Department to sign up…..
Covid-19 vaccine shots will be available by appointment at North Baltimore American Legion Post #539 on April 6 and April 27, 2021 from 10:00am-1:00pm. Appointments can be made now. Contact Wood County Health Department to sign up.
Join the North Baltimore Public Library & the Wood County Museum on the second Thursday of each month for a Virtual History Program of Wood County.
Education Coordinator, Mike McMaster will present:
The History of Wood County – by the way of the life of Charles Evers (Part 1)
Learn about the history of Wood County as told through the experience of newspaperman Charles Evers. This program covers the settling of the Evers family in Wood County to the period Charles Evers was Sheriff. The historical roots of many of Evers’ tales are revealed.
Project Connect Wood County to hold drive thru events in April. Registration is required to attend…..
BOWLING GREEN – Project Connect Wood County to hold drive thru events in April.
Project Connect Wood County is typically a one-day, one-stop event that provides a broad range of direct services to individuals and families at risk of or experiencing homelessness or poverty.
This year, because of the pandemic, Wood County Project Connect is offering three socially distanced, drive-thru events in April. These events will offer information on services for Wood County residents in need as well as free groceries and personal care items. The events will be held at:
Bridge Fellowship 111 N. Tarr St., North Baltimore on 4/9/21 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Mom’s Mobile Mission 12282 Jefferson St., Perrysburg on 4/9/21 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Woodland Mall 1234 N. Main St., Bowling Green on 4/16/21 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Registration is required to attend. Call 419-379-1786 to leave a voicemail or register online any time at tinyurl.com/PCWCApril2021
The Project Connect Team is asking for the public’s help to secure donations of bags of groceries, personal care kits, or donations of gift cards or monetary donations for the April drive-through events.
Completed bags of nonperishable groceries can be delivered to Peace Lutheran Church (1021 W Wooster St., Bowling Green) on Wednesdays from 9am-8pm, Saturdays from 10am-4pm, and Sundays from 12pm-5pm through March 13.
Personal care kits are being accepted for drop-off at The Fringe at the Woodland Mall (1234 N Main St., Bowling Green) during the following times: Monday through Saturday from 10am-9pm and Sundays from 12pm-5pm. A marked bin will be available when The Fringe is closed.
Checks and gift cards may be dropped off or mailed to the United Way office at 111 S Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402. Checks can be made out to “United Way Wood County”. Please write “Project Connect” in the memo line.