Lifestyle

Blues fest includes Stevie Ray Vaughn tribute

BASCOM — Blues again are to echo out of the Meadowbrook Park Ballroom Saturday as First Step Health Family Resource Center hosts the 22nd Soul Shine Blues Festival. The festival is to take place 4-9:30 p.m. with bands Mike Guldin and Rollin & Tumblin’, The Reece Lincoln Band, Phillips ...

Unusual craft race Sunday to support Olympic hopeful

An unusual water craft race is to take place in Tiffin this weekend to benefit a Tiffin University graduate with his Olympic aspirations. The 2017 Tiffin Minimal Regatta is set for Sunday at Bel-Mar Boat Landing. Bel-Mar and Tiffin Elks Club are sponsoring the event. Friend of the Elks, Coy ...

Lifestyle briefs, Sept. 19

Ritz Teen Thespian Guild to host auditions today at Ritz for ‘Alice in Wonderland’ The Ritz Teen Thespian Guild is to host auditions for its performance of “Alice In Wonderland” 4:30-6:30 p.m. today at the theater, 30 S. Washington St. Those interested in being a cat for a role or ...

Handiwork: Repurposing old items resonates with maker of cigar-box guitars

Dave Rumschlag’s love for woodworking and finding useful old items at auctions came together a few years ago when he started making cigar box guitars. “They’re from the Depression, when some of the poor folk couldn’t afford to buy them, so they would make them,” he said. Because ...

Lots to do for teens at the library this fall

Though school is back in session, don’t forget to check out all of the great things happening in the teen department at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library! We’re excited to announce we will be starting a Teen Advisory Board later this month. This is a group for teens in sixth-12th grade who ...

Read book, talk about it at library program

Dear readers, Seventh-grader Georges is having a tough time in life. His family just had to move from the only house he has ever known, he’s getting bullied at school and his mom is spending all of her time at work. On top of that, his long-time best friend now is hanging out with the ...

Art guild auction set for Saturday

Tiffin Art Guild has adopted the theme of “Barn Quilts” for its annual fundraiser art auction at 2 p.m. Saturday at the TAG gallery, 130 S. Washington St. TAG members have created works of art which consist of barn quilt designs. Most of the quilts are painted on heavy, durable wood in ...

Women’s conference set for Sept. 23; to benefit backpack ministry

OLD FORT — Old Fort Church Generations Ministry plans to host its annual Women’s Conference 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Old Fort Church, 8245 N. Main St., Old Fort. The theme this year is “Life is a Circus and God is the Ringmaster.” Register by Friday online or by contacting the ...

Fall’s night sky: Stars that twinkle, planets that shine

While the recent eclipse drew people’s attention to the daytime sky, Steven Velasquez said each season of the year has its own interesting sights in the night sky. Velasquez, chairman of the mathematics and physics department at Heidelberg University, said knowing which stars and planets ...

Tiffin man, grandson travel 430 miles to view, photograph total solar eclipse

A Tiffin man and his grandson traveled 430 miles Aug. 21 to view the total eclipse that moved across the country. Tom Fretz, 68, and Nicholas Fretz, 13, stopped at a Welcome Center along the borders of Kentucky and Tennessee along Interstate 65 with a 72-millimeter telescope equipped with a ...

Planning to celebrate her 90th

Gervase (Schalk) Craig is to celebrate her 90th birthday Labor Day weekend. Craig was born Sept. 3, 1927, in New Riegel as the seventh child of Alphons and Catherine (Reinhart) Schalk. Cards can be sent to 976 N. TR 129, Tiffin.

Lifestyle briefs, Aug. 22

Local chamber to present awards at annual meeting Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services is to present the Outstanding Citizenship Award during the annual meeting in October. The award honors an individual who has proven to be outstanding among peers in professional ...

Eclipse fast facts from NASA

• Monday, all of North America may view — weather permitting — a partial eclipse, when the moon obscures part of the sun. • A total eclipse will be viewable throughout a 70-mile-wide path that crosses 14 of the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. • The umbra (or dark inner shadow) ...

Don’t overlook eye protection Monday

The No. 1 thing people should know before viewing the partial eclipse Monday is not to watch without wearing solar glasses. “The most important thing is don’t look at the sun without eye protection,” said Steven Velasquez, chairman of the mathematics and physics department at Heidelberg ...

St. Francis Home Assisted Living records perfect survey

St. Francis Home’s Assisted Living has earned a perfect survey from the Ohio Department of Health. The St. Francis Home has been certified with a deficiency-free indication in their Assisted Living Facility. St. Francis Assisted Living offers 14 rooms with private restrooms — nine ...

Canoe access upgrade: Wooden slide, steps ease river access for paddlers

The canoe access on the Sandusky River near Heck’s Bridge got an upgrade this week to improve its safety and convenience to recreational paddlers. A canoe slide was added to the access on South TR 28 northeast of McCutchenville to assist with getting canoes into the water, and earthen ...

Canoe access points:

Wyandot County Harrison Smith Park, East Wyandot Avenue, Upper Sandusky Wyandot Canoe Livery, East Wyandot Avenue, Upper Sandusky, with permission Indian Mill Park, CH 47, north of Upper Sandusky Parker Covered Bridge, Everhart Road, north of Upper Sandusky, with permission Seneca ...