2019 July Wood County Park District Programs

Adventurer’s Nature Camp, Farm Camp, more……

Adventurers Farm Camp
(11 – 12 yrs)
Monday – Friday, July 15 – 19;
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Carter Historic Farm
18331 Carter Road, BG
Experience the summer life of old-time play and homestead chores for children growing up on a 1930s farm. Whether feeding the livestock, baking Dutch oven cookies, tending the vegetable patch, or playing ringolevio in the woodlot, campers will learn about the reward of farm work and the joy of outdoors play. 
Program fee: $60, scholarships available
Adventurers Nature Camp
(11 – 12 yrs)
Monday – Friday, July 15 – 19;
1:00 – 4:00 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Prepare for adventure! Campers engage in outdoor activities such as archery, canoeing, and rappelling at different parks throughout the week. Each day has a different natural science theme that is highlighted by educational and recreational activities. 
Program fee: $60, scholarships available
Trail Tikes Summer Camp
(5 – 6 years)
Monday – Friday, July 15 – 19;
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Campers enjoy a short story about nature that sets the theme for the rest of the day’s fun and learning activities. Taking a nature hike, creating art, and learning about our local outdoor world and what calls it home are all part of this camp for young ones! 
Program fee: $60, scholarships available

Summer Wine Savvy

3 ways to upgrade your summer sipping routine….

(Family Features) Rosé slushies. Spiked seltzers. Boozy ice pops. Has young adults’ quest for the next party gimmick led to soulless substitutes for real, quality wines?

It’s not hard to find wines with well-balanced natural flavors, according to Leslie Sbrocco, author of “The Simple and Savvy Wine Guide.” She recommends looking for wine from different international regions, like Wines of Sicily, which guarantee value and quality, and are made from more than 400 wineries across the island.

Sbrocco also recommends these wines and entertaining tips to make your spread the center of the party for all the right reasons. 

  • Bring a balanced red to the barbecue. It’s an art to craft a truly balanced wine that needs nothing more to be enjoyed than a wine opener and an open mind. In fact, Sicilian red wines are crafted to be as lively and bold as the island itself. The icon of Sicilian wine-making and hero red grape, Nero d’Avola, balances elegance with drinkability and can range from royal ruby with aromas of strawberry and sour cherry to a more full-bodied red with sweet spices and cocoa. Whether it’s a ribeye or a spicy rack of ribs, Nero d’Avola can elevate a weeknight summer dinner on the patio to an elegant event.
  • Freshen up summer whites. Grillo, Sicily’s most famous indigenous white grape, with an aromatic bouquet and lively citrus notes, is like a pair of fresh linen pants. When paired with delectable bites like bruschetta, ceviche or a well-crafted charcuterie board, Grillo pulls out the salinity and savory notes that come from grapes grown in close proximity to the Mediterranean Sea. The other predominant yet fuller-bodied white wine grape from Sicily is Catarrato. With notes of ripe citrus and herbal flavors, it makes for a delicious counterpart to a seasonal vegetable spread.
  • Act like a sommelier. Frappato, Sicily’s cult-favorite answer to pinot noir – served chilled – is an upgrade to the ubiquitous rosé routine. It’s easy to pronounce and even easier to pair with light summer fare like these simple-to-make Open-Faced BLT Sandwiches. With its fruit-forward, lighter style, Frappato is a sommelier’s secret weapon that many people classify as pinot noir’s cool cousin. Pouring this sets the tone for even your most sophisticated set of friends.

For more food and wine pairings, visit winesofsicily.com.

Open-Faced BLT Sandwiches

Prepare an easy, seasonal appetizer with fresh produce from your local farmer’s market. Take this summertime classic sandwich up a notch by topping it with capers and pairing it with a chilled Grillo or Frappato from Sicilia DOC.

Recipe courtesy of Wines of Sicily
Servings: 4

  • 6-8       strips bacon
  • 1          loaf country bread
  • 1          cup arugula leaves
  • 1          cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1          tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus additional to drizzle
  • 1          tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • kosher salt
  • ground pepper
  • capers
  1. Heat oven to 375° F.
  2. Place bacon on baking sheet and bake 15-20 minutes depending on thickness of bacon. Remove bacon from oven and transfer to paper towels to drain.
  3. Using bread knife, slice bread 1/3-inch thick into single-serving slices; toast lightly.
  4. Add arugula leaves and cherry tomatoes to medium bowl. In separate bowl, whisk olive oil and balsamic vinegar; add to tomatoes and arugula, and gently toss to coat.
  5. To assemble, drizzle olive oil on one side of toasted bread. Arrange arugula, bacon and tomato mixture on top. Finish each sandwich with sprinkle of salt, ground pepper and a few capers.

Wines of Sicily

Time to Register for St. Luke’s VBS

Juy 21-25,2019—5:00-8:00pm…..

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church will have Vacation Bible School July 21-25, from 5-8 pm. Dinner will be  provided.  Register online at: www.myvbs.org/stlukesnb 

or pick up a form at the church.

Right CLICK on the poster, choose COPY or COPY IMAGE, paste it into a new blank document, (in word or google docs) then print…….

Farmers market coupons available for WIC participants

Program allows families to get produce from local markets….

BOWLING GREEN — Families who participate in the Women, Infants and Children program through Wood County Health Department are eligible to receive $20 in coupons to shop for produce at local farmers markets.

This is the third year for the Farmers Market Nutrition Program offered by Wood County WIC. Pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women and children 6 months or older who are participating in WIC are eligible to receive the one-time, $20 benefit to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs from authorized farmers until Oct. 31. Coupons will be given to WIC participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

WIC participation improves the length of pregnancy and birth weight, improves the diets of women and children and reduces late fetal deaths. WIC children are better immunized, have better vocabulary and are more likely to have a regular source of health care. Children ages 2-4 who participate in WIC are also less likely to be obese.

WIC staff will be at the downtown farmers market in Bowling Green on Aug. 14 to share program information. Recipe ideas using fresh produce are available at Wood County WIC, located at 639 S. Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green.

If you are interested in becoming an authorized FMNP farmer or want to learn more about the program, call Wood County WIC at 419-354-9661.

The mission of Wood County Health Department is to prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles and protect the health of everyone in Wood County. Our Community Health Center provides comprehensive medical services for men, women and children. We welcome all patients, including uninsured or underinsured clients, regardless of their ability to pay, and we accept most third-party insurance. For more information, visit WoodCountyHealth.org

July WC Park Programs

Kayaking, fishing, stargazing, archery, Nature Camp, Bat Hike, bike tour, and more……

Wood County Parks offer a variety of programs each month.Here are some to kick off July, 2019

Paddle the Pond
Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;
4:00 – 7:30 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Enjoy a float on the pond at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve; perfect for a family outing, comfort-builder for beginners, or relaxing exercise! An instructor will be available for introductory safety and skills education. All boats, life-jackets, and paddles provided. Boats and gear on a first-come-first-served basis. Enjoy a nature walk while you wait! The last Monday of every month will feature kayaks along with canoes: June 24, July 29, August 26. Must be 4 years of age or older to ride, 12 years old for kayaks. Call ahead for special needs accommodations. Kayaking programs made possible with ODNR Division of Watercraft.
No Registration Required
Open Geocaching
Tuesday, July 2; 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve
26940 Lime City Road, Perrysburg
Driver’s license is needed to check out GPS units. Suggested age for GPS use is 8 and up. Parents/Guardians encouraged to use GPS while guiding children who search for geocaches if children are unable to use GPS. Our geocaches rock! Can you find them all? Stop by anytime between 1:00 and 6:00 pm to borrow one of our GPS units or bring your smartphone with the Google Maps app and search for hidden geocaches in the park. Dress for the weather and be prepared for substantial walking and self-guided exploration. No SWAG for exchange necessary.
No Registration Required
Evening Bat Hike
Friday, July 5; 8:45 – 10:00 pm
Carter Historic Farm
18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green
Discover facts, myths, local species, and conservation challenges of bats. Afterwards, we’ll play a game demonstrating bat echolocation powers and hike with bat-detecting sonar to search for our only truly flying mammals!
Slippery History Bike Tour
Saturday, July 6; 9:00 – 11:30 am
Black Swamp Preserve
1014 South Maple Street, Bowling Green
What’s the Great Black Swamp? Who is Old Huldah? Where is the ghost town of Ducat? Join in on this no-drop group road-bike ride and learn about the history of the Slippery Elm Trail. Ride pace average 10-12 mph. Black Swamp Preserve to Rudolph Depot and back. 10-mile ride. Don’t have a road-bike? Limited rental bikes available through Cycle Werks at a discount – rentals require advanced notice. Contact program leader for additional information.
Water Quality
Sunday, July 7; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Otsego Park
20000 W. River Road, Bowling Green
Learn about water quality of the Maumee River by finding and identifying macroinvertebrates from the water. You must be prepared to go into knee deep water with closed-toed shoes. No experience needed. Must be 10 years of age and up to participate. Minors need an adult present. Participants must be able to walk on uneven terrain. Event is dependent on water levels.
Discoverers Nature Camp
(9 – 10 yrs)
Monday – Friday, July 8 – 12;
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Explore, learn, and get dirty at our half-day Nature Camps! Every day offers new educational and entertaining activities to connect campers to the outdoors and all the things that call it home. A field trip to another Wood County Park expands the exploration of the outdoors, and the joy of discovery! Please provide a reliable email address or phone number; additional necessary information will be sent to you following your registration. Scholarships are available for families needing assistance with camp fees.  
Program fee: $60, scholarships available
Discoverers Farm Camp (9 – 10 yrs)
Monday – Friday, July 8 – 12;
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Carter Historic Farm
18331 Carter Road, BG
Experience the summer life of old-time play and homestead chores for children growing up on a 1930s farm. Whether feeding the livestock, baking Dutch oven cookies, tending the vegetable patch, or playing ringolevio in the woodlot, campers will learn about the reward of farm work and the joy of outdoors play. 
Program fee: $60
Frog Gigging with the Ohio Division of Wildlife
Tuesday, July 9; 6:30 – 11:00 pm
Cedar Creeks Preserve
4575 Walbridge Road, Northwood
Wood County Park District is excited to partner with the Ohio Division of Wildlife to offer a beginners’ workshop for gigging frogs. Topics to be covered by ODNR Division of Wildlife officials include techniques and equipment used, regulations, and cleaning and cooking frogs. Following the classroom portion we will move to an offsite location to put our lesson to the test and gig some frogs and get wet.
Open Archery
Wednesday, July 10; 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Arrowwood Archery Range
11126 Linwood Road, Bowling Green
Arrive anytime between 5:00 and 8:00 pm to give archery a shot! All archery equipment provided, along with brief beginner-friendly instruction from our certified instructors. Children must be at least 7 years of age or older to use our equipment. No registration required.
No Registration Required
EcoLit Book Group Meeting
Thursday, July 11; 7:00 – 9:30 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
For this meeting, please read Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education by Michael Pollan. Group meets once a month. Register for any or all. Discussion leader: Cheryl Lachowski, Senior Lecturer, BGSU English Dept. and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist (OCVN)
Family Fishing Night
Friday, July 12; 6:30 – 8:30 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Share an evening with the family in a natural setting and try to catch a big one! A limited number of poles and bait will be provided, and you are free to bring your own.
River Venture Kayaking
Saturday, July 13; 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Otsego Park
20000 West River Road, Bowling Green
Paddle down the Mighty Maumee with a naturalist. Check out ecological features and search for wildlife like bald eagles, painted turtles, beaver and more! A kayaking safety and skills session will precede the trip. Previous kayaking experience highly recommended. Paddling trip is roughly 5 river miles. Meet at Otsego Park, where a bus will take us to the launch at Grand Rapids to paddle back to Otsego Park. Must be 14 years of age or older (must have liability form signed by legal guardian before attending the program). All registered participants must meet Essential Eligibility Criteria (abilities and characteristics deemed fundamental for participation). Call ahead for special needs and accommodations. No restroom facilities at program location. Kayaking programs made possible by ODNR Division of Watercraft.
Program fee: $13
Friends of the Parks Members: $8.00
River Wading
Saturday, July 13; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
William Henry Harrison Park
644 Bierley Avenue, Pemberville
Get up close and personal with life in the Portage River as we explore some of its runs, riffles and pools. We will be in the water exploring with our hands and nets, so wear quick drying clothes and footwear that can get wet and stay attached to your feet. Kids must be 8 years or older. Program cancelled in the event of high water.
Self-Care Saturdays
Saturday, July 13; 12:00 – 1:30 pm
W.W. Knight Nature
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Forest therapy is practicing the connection with yourself and the Earth. By practicing this connection, you reduce stress, depression, anxiety, blood pressure and heart rate, symptoms of OCD and ADHD and increase your sense of well-being, immunity, mental clarity, creativity & concentration. Please dress for the weather, all weather event.
Program fee: $15
Stargazing with Toledo Astronomical Association
Saturday, July 13; 9:30 – 10:30 pm
Beaver Creek Preserve
23028 Long Judson Road, Grand Rapids
See stars, nebula, and more with the Toledo Astronomical Association. Feel free to bring a chair and blanket. This program is free and open to all. No need to register. For more information contact Frank Merritt at 419-535-8775 or frank.merritt@utoledo.edu.
No Registration Required

Hoytville UMC Plans Ice Cream Social

Everything is home made…..

Hoytville United Methodist Church will be having an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 27, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the HYCO building next to church. 

Everything is home made.  The menu items consist of Chicken, Barbecue Beef, Hot Dog sandwiches, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Noodles, Pie, Cake, and beverage along with several flavors of ice cream “made from scratch – not a mix”. 

Carry out is available at the church.  Any questions, please call the church at 419-278-6624 and leave a message.  We will return the call as soon as possible or e-mail  hoytumc@gmail.com.

Chowline: Excess rainfall impacting tomato plants

Due to the historic rainfall the region has experienced this year, it’s likely that your tomatoes have been impacted by too much moisture.

I’ve grown tomato plants in my central Ohio backyard for the past couple of years, as part of my efforts to make healthier food choices for my family. But this year, the leaves on the tomato plants are discolored and dying. What’s going on with the plants, and can my tomatoes be saved?

It’s wonderful that you are making healthy food choices for your family. Tomatoes are excellent sources of vitamins A, C, and K, and potassium and folate. The tomato is also a wonderful source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to several important health benefits such as reducing your risk of heart disease and some types of cancer, as well as helping you maintain a healthy blood pressure.

Without having seen your specific tomato plants, I can offer some suggestions of what you can do to possibly address the issues occurring in your backyard garden.

Discolored leaves such as this, suggest fungal disease in this tomato plant. The leaves need pruned with sterilized pruners and then discarded into the garbage and not the compost pile. Photo courtesy of Timothy McDermott


Due to the historic rainfall the region has experienced this year, it’s likely that your tomatoes have been impacted by too much moisture.

Tomatoes can suffer several problems related to heavy rainfall, which can shorten their harvest period and affect their yield, said Timothy McDermott, educator, Ohio State University Extension. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

There are, however, a few things that backyard growers, community gardeners, and urban farmers can do to keep their tomato plants healthy and productive through heavy rain periods, McDermott wrote in a recent blog post.

Mulch can be used as a barrier to keep soilborne fungal spores off of lower tomato plant leaves. You can use organic or nonorganic mulch, placed around the base of your plant.

You can also prune the lower leaves of your tomato plant to minimize lower leaf contact with soil, McDermott wrote.

“Pruning promotes air circulation,” he said. “But when pruning, use sterilized pruners to remove any diseased leaves, and put diseased leaves in the garbage, not the compost after pruning.”

Also, take note of any fertility issues that your tomato plants might be facing due to heavy, excessive rainfall, such as what the region has faced this year.

“Constant rainfall can leach fertility from soil, making it unavailable to the plants,” McDermott said. “Make sure you monitor your plant’s growth and health carefully to avoid a nutrient deficiency. 

“Foliar feeding can be used when the ground is too saturated to irrigate with water-soluble fertilizer.”

McDermott also cautions that you monitor your tomato plants for signs of blight, removing any affected leaves when you see them.

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

Crowded roads expected for July 4th Holiday

ODOT working to remove as many work zones as possible…..

COLUMBUS – With AAA predicting a record 49 million people, including 2.1 million Ohioans, traveling for the July 4th holiday, roadways across Ohio will be more crowded than usual.

To accommodate this extra traffic, the Ohio Department of Transportation will work with contractors to open as many lanes as possible through active work zones.

“From cookouts to fireworks, Ohioans will find plenty of ways to celebrate our great country over the Independence Day holiday. We’ll do our part to make sure their travels are as smooth as possible,” said ODOT Director Dr. Jack Marchbanks.

Projects that could impact travelers are on I-75 in Cincinnati, Findlay, and Toledo, I-271 near Cleveland, I-76 in the Akron area, and I-71/I-70 in Columbus.

ODOT is working on more than 1,000 projects across the state this year, an investment of more than $2 billion. Ninety percent of that work is targeted toward repairing or replacing existing roads and bridges.

“Ohio is a popular destination for tourists looking to explore Ohio’s natural beauty or visit our exciting attractions. We’re working to provide safe and reliable transportation as they travel through our state,” Marchbanks said. “To do that requires adequate funding and we’re thankful for the additional resources provided in the transportation budget to help us fulfill this mission.” 

Operators in ODOT’s new state-of-the-art traffic management center will be keeping their eye on more than 700 traffic cameras to ensure traffic is moving as smoothly as possible. They will also be posting traffic alerts to OHGO.com and over 130 digital highway message boards.

Canoemobile Watershed Festival

The Canoemobile Watershed Festival is at the Walbridge Park Boat Launch. TMACOG is coordinating the programming…..

All ages are invited to this free celebration of the great Maumee River watershed when Canoemobile comes to town, Saturday, June 29, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

On land, enjoy activity stations with information about the mammals of Ohio rivers; identify bugs and larva living in the river; learn how to manage stormwater in your yard; find out about marine debris and what you can do about it; meet other community partners; try out a food truck!

On the water, groups will explore the Maumee River from the big canoes of Wilderness Inquiry. Expert paddlers will provide all safety gear for a fun, safe trip on the big river. Each canoe can take a whole group of family and friends, up to 10 people in each canoe. Learn about local history, the ecology of northwest Ohio, wildlife on the river, and more.

The Canoemobile Watershed Festival is at the Walbridge Park Boat Launch, behind the Toledo Zoo parking lot on Broadway. Free parking on site.

Canoemobile is a program of Wilderness Inquiry, which is based in Minneapolis, MN. The original version of the program began in Minneapolis in 2008 as a way to engage urban youth in outdoor activities. 2019 will be the first time Canoemobile has come to Toledo.


The Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) is coordinating the programming with partners working throughout the greater Toledo area. Funding is through the U.S. EPA Urban Waters program.

Summertime is Peak Time for Thunder and Lightning Storms

Lightning Safety Awareness Week is June 23-29


COLUMBUS, OH – In an annual coordinated effort with the National Weather Service (NWS), the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness is promoting June 23-29 as National Lightning Safety Awareness Week and encourages all Ohioans to know what to do before, during and after thunderstorms, and to practice severe weather safety and preparedness throughout the summer.

Although lightning strikes can occur at any time during the year, summertime is usually peak season for thunder and lightning storms. Since the inception of Lightning Safety Awareness Week, lightning fatalities in the U.S. have dropped from about 50 per year to an average of 30 or less per year. The NWS attributes this reduction to this weather safety campaign and to a greater awareness of lightning danger, and people seeking safe shelter when thunderstorms threaten.

As of Friday June 14, four people have died after being struck by lightning in the United States this year. In 2018, there were 20 lightning fatalities in a total of 10 states; no fatalities in Ohio (NWS 2019 Lightning Fatalities).

There is no safe place outside when thunderstorms are in the area. If you hear thunder, you are likely within striking distance of the storm. Lightning safety is can save your life.

When thunder roars, go indoors!” Stop outdoor activities and seek safe shelter immediately.

The NWS and the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness encourage Ohioans to prepare for thunder and lightning storms – and all severe weather events.

Thunder & Lightning Safety Information:

  • Listen to current weather reports on local TV or radio stations, or use a battery-operated NOAA Weather Radio. Be aware of changing weather conditions. Severe thunderstorms can produce hail, damaging winds and/or tornadoes.
  • There is no safe place outside during a thunderstorm.
  • If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike.
  • When you hear thunder, move to safe shelter immediately, such as a substantial building with electricity and/or plumbing, or an enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with the windows rolled up.
  • Stay inside a safe building or vehicle for at least 30 minutes after you hear the last sound of thunder.

Indoor Lightning Safety Tips:

  • Stay off corded phones, computers and other electrical equipment that could put you in direct contact with electricity.
  • Avoid plumbing, including sinks, baths and faucets.
  • Stay away from windows and doors, and stay off porches.
  • Do not lie on concrete floors. Do not lean against concrete walls.

 Outdoor Risk-Reduction Tips:

  • Do not stay on elevated areas such as hills, mountain ridges or peaks.
  • Never lie flat on the ground.
  • Never shelter under an isolated tree.
  • Do not use a cliff or rocky overhang for shelter.
  • Avoid being in or near bodies of water such as beaches, swimming pools, ponds or lakes.
  • Avoid contact with anything metal – tractors, farm equipment, motorcycles, wire fences, golf carts, golf clubs, bicycles, etc.
  • If driving during a severe thunderstorm, try to safely exit the roadway and park. Stay in the vehicle and turn on the emergency hazard lights until the heavy rain stops. Avoid flooded roadways and bridges – Turn Around Don’t Drown®. Just 12 inches of moving water can sweep away most vehicles.

To minimize the risk of being struck by lightning, just remember “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!” and stay indoors until at least 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder or crack of lightning.

For additional information on lightning safety, visit the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather AwarenessReadyOhio, or the NWS site at www.weather.gov/safety/lightning.

OCSWA is comprised of 16 organizations and state agencies that are dedicated in teaching Ohioans severe weather safety and preparedness.

12U NB Black Softball

3 games stats in this write-up….

Van Buren at NB

Van Buren traveled to North Baltimore to play in the Tigers’ toughest game yet. 

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Petunia started on the mound for the Tigers and held VB scoreless for the first 3 innings.  Her superb pitching was supported by outstanding defensive play, highlighted by Killer’s outstanding flyball catch to end the top of the 2nd inning. 

Beast mode made back-to-back perfect throws to catch two girls stealing to end the top of the 3rd inning. 

Van Buren’s pitcher was on fire and struck out 9 Tigers in the 1st three innings.  A walk in the 1st and a walk in the 2nd innings enabled Petunia and Band Aid to steal bases and score giving the Tigers a 2-0 advantage going into the 4th inning.  Petunia struck out the 1st batter in the 4th and then beaned the 2nd batter. 

Red relieved Petunia, allow a couple of back to back singles and gave up 2 runs to tie the game at 2.  The Tigers played great defense in the 5th and 6th innings with Band Aid, Petunia, and Red all fielding grounders and an excellent heads up play by Band Aid and Hilda May to pick of a runner at 3rd

In the bottom of the 5th Hilda May got on base with a dropped 3rd strike followed by the lone hit by Beast Mode, a solid line drive between 2nd and 3rd to knock in the game winning run. 

Red scored 3 strike outs in the 7th inning to clench the tough victory.  Beast Mode earned the game ball with her excellent catching, catching two players stealing bases, catching a foul pop up behind home plate, and getting the Tigers’ only hit of the game. 

NB Black remains undefeated at 7-0.


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submitted by: James Wilhelm

Liberty Benton at North Baltimore

After a week off due to the weather, Liberty Benton Blue traveled to NB to play the Tigers. 

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Petunia started the game and struck out 3 of the 5 first batters and allowed no runs.  Red, Petunia, and Hilda May all scored hits to start the game for the Tigers.  Beast Mode, Killer, and Marsha also scored hits in the 1st to bring in the maximum allowed 7 runs. 

Red pitched the 2nd inning and made quick work of LB with a strike out and fielding 2 grounders hit right back at her.  Red only threw 11 pitches and participated in all 3 outs.  LB played strong defense in the 2nd, with Angelina getting the lone hit and holding the Tigers to a single score. 

Hilda May pitched the 3rd inning and allowed the only 2 scores LB had, but ended the inning strong with 2 Ks.

Special K closed the game strong with a strike out, fielding a grounder, and not allowing a run.   The Tigers scored 2 in the bottom of the 4th to end the game via mercy rule. 

Red received the game ball for her strong pitching performance, excellent defensive play, and solid batting.  The Tigers remain undefeated at 6-0.

submitted by James Wilhelm

 North Baltimore vs. Risingsun.

The Tigers traveled to Risingsun to play the Outlaws. 


The Tigers came ready to play; racking up 18 runs with 8 hits and striking out 12 Outlaws.  Petunia pitched 2 perfect innings and Red followed up in the 3rd by striking out 3 of the next 5 batters.  Red hit the Outlaws first pitch of the game to set the tone and Beast Mode hit a hard flyball to deep center to score the first 2 runs.  O knocked in another run leaving the Tigers up 4-0 after 1.  The Outlaw pitcher struggled in the 2nd walking the first 4 batters before Hilda May hit a line drive double over the 2nd basemen’s head.  There were 2 more walks and popup double hit by Band Aid to end the inning with NB up 11-0.  Petunia and Hilda May both had RBIs in the 4th to put the Tigers up by 18.  Brynlee came in to close and the Outlaws were able to score 3, her 3rd strike out brought the game to a close via mercy rule. 

Petunia received the game ball for her perfect pitching performance and 2 RBIs. 

Hilda May and Beast mode both recognized for solid defensive play and combined 5 RBIs.  The Tigers remain undefeated at 5-0.


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.