Lifestyle

Gardens are dynamic

Anyone who has the responsibility for a garden, whether it be a window box or container or a full-fledged estate, knows things never stand still. They always are moving and shifting and growing and changing. I am going to see even more of this process than usual as we recover and rebuild ...

At the intersection of cars and deer

It’s totally not supposed to work this way. Seriously, the two other times I hit a deer—one a gentle no-harm-done kiss with the bumper and the other a $4,200 rearrangement of the truck’s front end—at least those both occurred when you might expect, at dusk on a brisk November ...

Lifestyle briefs, March 13

Heidelberg to host Education Summit Thursday, Friday Heidelberg University’s School of Education & Counseling is to host its sixth annual Education Summit Thursday and Friday. The theme this year is “Burn the Worksheets: Student Learning in Innovative & Creative Classrooms” ...

Ladies’ Aid Society?

PHOTO SUBMITTED This photo submitted by Jean Berlekamp apparently dates before 1907. She believes it may show members of the Ladies’ Aid Society from E.U.B. Church in Old Fort. It includes Anna Maria (Beck) Stiger, Berlekamp’s paternal great-grandmother, a Civil War widow, seated at ...

Wood County revisiting ’20s ‘fun times’

BOWLING GREEN — “Racy” clothing and dancing, the rise of radio programs and an increase in sports interest marked the 1920s and ’30s, and the Wood County Historical Center & Museum is featuring an exhibit highlighting those years. “The Return to Normalcy: A life of leisure in ...

Sisters in Shelter assists human trafficking victims — and needs more help

Sister Mary Kuhlman takes a phone call at her desk in her downtown Tiffin office. She speaks to the woman on other end, encouraging her with loving but matter-of-fact advice on how to handle a situation in her life. The woman on the other end of the phone was a former resident of the Sisters ...

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 ...

Briefly

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, ...