Lifestyle briefs, July 11

Verandah concert to feature vocal jazz ensemble

FREMONT — A vocal jazz ensemble is to perform during the next Verandah Concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

The CB Singers , an intergenerational group of vocalists, has a repertoire that consists mostly of original arrangements of popular songs and jazz standards, sung a cappella or with a small instrumental ensemble.

The event also is to include an old-fashioned ice cream social at 6:30 p.m.

In case of inclement weather, the concert is to be canceled.

For further updates on the Verandah Concert series, visit

Good Shepherd Home offers new reading program

FOSTORIA — As part of a new wellness program at Good Shepherd Home, the Good Shepherd Home Community Reads reading program is underway.

The program is open to residents, family members and members of the community. Books are to be provided by Kaubisch Memorial Public Library, which is to offer regular books and audio books, as well as electronic versions for tablets, Kindles and other devices.

A different book is to be read once per quarter and members are to take turns choosing titles and leading discussions.

For more information about the program, contact Melanie Birch at (419) 937-1801 or email

Museum finds cases of 2-century-old wine in its cellar

UNION, N.J. (AP) — A restoration project at a New Jersey museum unearthed cases of wine nearly as old as the United States.

The Liberty Hall Museum in Union says it discovered almost three full cases of Madeira wine, a fortified wine, dating to 1796 while restoring its wine cellar. reported the museum also found 42 demijohns — large glass jugs sometimes used for holding spirits — dating to the 1820s.

The museum said the monetary value of the wine cannot be made public.

Liberty Hall President John Kean said he sampled the wine. He compared it to a sweet sherry.