Lifestyle

Women ACT conference April 14

The theme for the annual interdenominational women’s conference comes from 1 Peter 2:9, each woman being known as precious in God’s eyes. The Women A.C.T. (Acclaiming Christ Together) conference is to present “YOUnique God’s Special Possession” at 8 a.m. April 14 at Camden Falls ...

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Agency on Aging to present Healthy U The Area Agency on Aging is to host a free Healthy U-Diabetes class 12:30-2:30 p.m. March 9, 16, 23, April 6, 13 and 20 at Kiwanis Manor. Healthy U is a free, evidence-based chronic disease self-management program to help adults gain confidence in ...

Next TAG exhibition a cross to bear

Tiffin Art Guild is making a call for artists to enter its next art exhibition. The exhibition, “Crosses,” is to challenge artist to create a cross, either three-dimensional or flat, in any medium of their choice, according to Jill Groves, TAG treasurer. There are countless designs from ...

Tiffin couple plan to start Bible study

A local family has hosted Bible study from their home the past three years and, in March, plan to open services to the community. Ben Sandrock and his wife became affiliated with Calvary Chapel in Florida while they were living there. Upon returning to Tiffin, the two agreed to start hosting ...

St. Joseph’s parish plans family-oriented mission

St. Joseph Catholic Church has scheduled a 60-minute, family-oriented parish mission in February. The mission is to feature the Rev. James Sichko of the Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky. The presentation, titled “60 Minutes for Jesus: Praise, Laughter and Storytelling,” is to take place ...

Annual Mardi Gras event scheduled

The seventh annual Mardi Gras fundraiser is scheduled 6-10 p.m. Friday at Elizabeth Schaefer Auditorium, located at 190 St. Francis Ave. Festivities include live music, games of chance, traditional Cajun cuisine and drinks, live and silent auctions and raffle items. A cash bar is to be ...

2 Mercy hospitals awarded five stars

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the fourth quarter hospital compare data ranking Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital and Mercy Health – Willard Hospital with five stars. Only 9 percent of U.S. Hospitals receive this rating. Five stars are awarded to facilities based ...

Looking back on the Blizzard of ’78

It was 40 years ago Thursday that a weather spectacle happened like most of us had never seen — and most of us never want to see again. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1978, was rainy and warm for mid-winter, but weather forecasters were warning people about snow and high winds coming Thursday. But ...

Lifestyle briefs, Jan. 9

Good Shepherd Home to host scrapbooking event FOSTORIA – The annual Good Shepherd Home Scrapper’s Crop is to take place 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 27 at Good Shepherd Home, 725 Columbus Ave. Advance registration costs $10. The deadline for registration is Jan. 24. The Good Shepherd Home’s ...

Snow Trails adds glow tubing nights

The recent cold and snow might not be to everybody’s liking, but outdoor enthusiasts looking for a new experience might want to try glow tubing. By traveling an hour or so southeast of Seneca County, snow lovers can slide down hills on tubes at Snow Trails Winter Resort, ...

Rock on: Painting, hiding, finding rocks also creates smiles

Pet rocks have gone mobile. And their goal is to make people smile. To fulfill their mission, the rocks have recruited an army of people who paint them, “hide” them, find them and move them from place to place. Dawn McDonald, the Tiffin woman who founded Seneca County Rocks, said she ...

Christmas nostalgia … from the Seneca County Museum via Facebook

Seneca County Museum has been posting Christmas nostalgia on its Facebook page during the past month or so. Here is a selection of ads and photos. Some might bring back memories — or provide a glimpse of Christmas past for younger people. The descriptions are from museum Director Tonia ...

Heartbeat Hope Medical to offer parenting classes in ’18

The Heartbeat Hope Medical office in Tiffin is launching a new parenting program in the new year to help attendees be more effective parents. The program, Foundations for Positive Parenting, is to start Jan. 8, Jessica Barnes, bridges coordinator for Heartbeat Hope Medical, said. Barnes, ...

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Shop for last-minute gifts this week FOSTORIA — The Fostoria Hospital Auxiliary is to host a gift shop event 11 a .m.-4 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday in the gift shop area of the hospital. Have breakfast with RSVP Jan. 16 The Retired Senior Volunteer Program is to host a ...

Making of a modern Claus

A portion of Clement Moore’s poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” as it appeared in the Dec. 24, 1863, edition of the Seneca Advertiser. At the time, newspapers were filled with news of the Civil War from national and local perspectives. Tiffin’s Col. William Gibson was in Knoxville ...

Aiding needy

For four weeks, several groups of Volunteers of America staff traveled in shifts to Puerto Rico to help citizens affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Among those who traveled to Puerto Rico were registered nurses Rachel Lentz and Siobhan Curlis and licensed practical nurses Samantha Bianchi ...