Learn from the pros of Spoke Life Cycles and The Right Direction as they teach fundamental skills to conquer off-road biking challenges and features. Bring your own bike and helmet. This class is appropriate for riders of all skill levels. Must be 6 years of age or older to participate – no training wheels. Minors must be accompanied by parents or legal guardians for the program’s duration. Bring your own bike, helmet, and water. Minor repairs and bike set-up help available at the program.
Bike upkeep is crucial to ensuring your rides are smooth and safe. Let the experts from CycleWerks tune-up your skills in maintenance fundamentals in this hands-on workshop. Bring your own bike for hands-on practice. All other materials provided.
Get up close and personal with the life in the Maumee River as we explore some of its runs, riffles and pools. Kids must be 8 years or older. Program cancelled in the event of high water. 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.
On Tuesday, July 30, Sara Casey and her market hog, fondly named Queenie, took home the title of all titles – Grand Champion Market Hog. Sara spent all summer working with three market pigs and a market goat. Her hard work and dedication has paid off with the highest honor possible. Between her three market hogs, Sara brought home the following titles:
Champion Middle Weight Market Barrow
Reserve Champion Market Barrow
Third Overall Market Hog
Champion Heavy Weight Gilt
Grand Champion Market Hog
All three of Sara’s hogs were bred locally in Arlington, at S&K Showpigs (owner, Scott Stauffer). Those sponsoring Sara’s Grand Champion at the 4-H sale on Monday, August 5 were as follows:
Casey’s Sales & Service
North Baltimore American Legion Post 539
Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Ray Beck Pioneer Seeds
Mike Stacy Crop Insurance
First Federal Bank
NB Custom Cuts
Lyle Bursick Family
Sara is a member of Country Paws 4-H Club and will be an 8th grader at North Baltimore Middle School. She and Queenie enjoyed an unforgettable week together in the Champion Barn at the fairgrounds!
Sara is the daughter of Jim and Mary Casey and the granddaughter of Mike and Diane Julien and Ned and Sharon Casey, all of North Baltimore.
submitted by Mary Casey
congratulations, sara casey. Job Well done!
TheNBXpress invites other North Baltimore area youth to submit a few pictures and paragraphs about their Wood County Fair Adventures to share with our readers. Send an e-mail to: editor@theNBXpress.com, or leave a message on our facebook page: NBXpress
Thanks to all 15 kids who came with their pets – clean & well-behaved! Special thanks to Sebastian Fackler and his Lab, Clover, who were late for the dog competition because they were waiting on a train! Another great Pet Show enjoyed by everyone!
1st Place – Anna Burrell age 9 with Jasmine a 7 week old Great Dane
2nd Place –Chance Frey age 11 with Grizzly a 3 month old Australian Shepherd Pit Mix
3rd Place – Leah Trout age 9 with Brady a 7 year old Pug
1st Place – Ashlyn Coup age 7 with Pearl an 8 month old mixed Siamese
2nd Place – Kale McDonald age 10 with Jax a 1 year old Siamese
3rd Place – Ava Burrell age 6 with 1 year old KitKat
1st Place – Allie Engard age 8 with Hermit Crab – Shelly Seamore
2nd Place – Riley Engard age 11 with Hermit Crab – Salty Gary
3rd Place – Rilex Livingston age 6 with Guinea Pig – Zeek
Hoytville United Methodist Church will be having an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 27, 2019 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give yourself plenty of time to watch deals so you can grab the best one….
(Family Features) If financial constraints are keeping you from exploring the world, it may be time to reassess your approach to travel.
From road trips across the country to jaunts across your state, there are plenty of ways to curb costs, so your biggest challenge is finding more days away from the office, not replenishing your bank account.
Make reservations in advance. Shopping early for lodging is one way to save. Give yourself plenty of time to watch deals so you can grab the best one, and if it’s possible, be flexible with the travel dates. Shifting your trip by even a day can sometimes make a difference in the rates.
Utilize rewards programs. Shopper loyalty programs make it easy to save money on essential purchases. Not only can you access exclusive card-holder discounts, but you can accumulate rewards points or even earn cash back. For example, with the Shell | Fuel Rewards® credit cards, you can save 10 cents per gallon (up to 20 gallons) every time you fill up at Shell, in addition to earning rebates on other qualifying purchases. See store for details or learn more at shell.us/roadtrip .
Share the journey. If your travel party consists of multiple families, consolidate into as few vehicles as you can. This helps minimize costs on everything from gas to per-vehicle admission fees at destinations like national parks.
Pack snacks. Next to lodging, food is the biggest expense you’re likely to encounter on a road trip. Consider packing snacks for the road so you can save money while managing your hunger. Alternatively, an option like the Shell | Fuel Rewards Mastercard lets you earn rebates on qualifying purchases made with the card.
Be conscious of your gas mileage. You may not have much of a choice when it comes to which vehicle you’ll drive, but paying more attention to your driving habits can stretch your gas tank a little further. Be sure your tires are inflated to the correct pressure. If your vehicle is a gas guzzler, consider renting a more efficient vehicle for the trip. Weigh the additional cost of the rental versus what you may spend in fuel for your personal car before making a decision.
Research attractions. Admission fees to various attractions can really add up, but a little pre-planning can help you capitalize on discount days and other special deals. If your plans are flexible, you can schedule your trip around those offers to capture the same experiences at a significantly lower price tag.
Travel doesn’t have to drain your wallet. Managing your trips with practical tips like these may even free up enough funds so you can fit in an extra adventure or two.
Heads up as you travel around Northwest Ohio…plenty of lane restrictions and construction crews….
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) delivers water and sewer services to over 19,000 customers in Wood, Sandusky, and Hancock counties. Although many of our projects are performed underground, our utility work can impact roads throughout our service area. The District will announce updates and when additional projects are under contract. Updates and additions are highlighted in bold and underlined.
Henry County, Damascus Township – Hydrant Replacement *NEW WORK* On Wednesday, July 24 lane restrictions are possible at the intersection of State Route 65 and 110 for hydrant replacement. Effective today, July 22 through Friday, July 26, crews will be flushing hydrants in the Village of McClure.
Northwood – East Broadway Water Valve Instillation Through October, shoulder restrictions are possible on Wales and Andrus Roads for water valve installation. Project complete: October. Project investment: $480,000.
Northwood/Perrysburg & Lake Townships – Water Main Installation Through July, lane restrictions are possible at Tracy and McNerney Roads for restoration. Additionally, at this time, lane restrictions are possible at the intersection of Oregon Road and Caple Boulevard. Project complete: July. Project investment: $155,000.
Perrysburg Township – Sanitary Sewer Improvements Through August, short-term intermittent lane restrictions are possible throughout Perrysburg Township for restoration. Project complete: August. Project investment: $998,000.
Rossford – Sewer Lining Project Through July, watch for shoulder restrictions and construction crews on roads north of Eagle Point Road for sewer lining. Project complete: July. Project investment: $767,000.
Save time by creating quick recipes made with nutritious, fresh milk ….
(Family Features) Summer is busy, so a helping of no-cook options, especially those you can make in advance, are welcomed by many home chefs. When you shop online for groceries and include fresh, cold milk in your basket, you can make every second of summer count.
When you mix summer favorites with real dairy milk, you serve nutrients your kids need with the flavors they love. Try these five flavorful recipes that feature fresh milk so you can “breakfast and chill” with your kids this summer.
Creamy Green Goddess Smoothie– Drink your vegetables with this take on your favorite salad that kids love, too. The goodness of this Green Goddess Smoothie starts with fresh milk mixed with avocado, spinach, banana and pineapple.
Acai Bowl– You’ll say “ahh” to acai when you blend a batch of this antioxidant-rich Brazilian berry with ice-cold, fresh milk and top your bowl with coconut, granola and fresh fruit.
Creamy Vanilla Berry Ice Pops – These Creamy Vanilla Berry Ice Pops are perfect for breakfast or as a snack. This recipe includes farm-fresh milk and in-season berries, so this homemade option is a more nutritious option than store-bought ice pops.
Berry Berry Smoothie– There’s a reason not to mess with the classics – almost everyone loves them. For an easy and delicious summertime smoothie, simply mix ice-cold milk with fresh berries, honey and vanilla. This chilled combination can satisfy even the pickiest palates.
Super Food Smoothie– Fresh ingredients, including cold milk, make this smoothie super tasty, super fast and super easy. Blend blueberries and bananas with your pantry staples, including honey and vanilla extract, for a tall, frosty glass of delicious.
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.
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.
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!
(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.
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
Heat oven to 375° F.
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.
Using bread knife, slice bread 1/3-inch thick into single-serving slices; toast lightly.
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.
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.