Lifestyle

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 ...

National park explorer

By Vicki Johnson Staff Writer vjohnson@advertiser-tribune.com Seventeen-year-old Cassie Stockner, of Tiffin, doesn’t know how many miles she and her family have logged during their national travels, but she knows she’s visited 415 of the 417 National Park Service sites. On their ...

Tiffin students combine forces for art exhibit

Calvert and Columbain high school art students are coming together for their annual art exhibitions through the “Unity” Art Show. The show is to be exhibited at Tiffin University’s Diane Kidd Gallery in the Hayes Center for the Arts through Dec. 8. An artist reception is set for 4-6 ...

First Step to host coat drive

FOSTORIA — First Step is to host the annual coat give away 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at First Step Health Family Resource Center, 1099 Columbus Ave. Through a partnership with First Federal and Old Fort Bank, First Step is to provide coats, hats, scarves, gloves and mittens to ...

Home tour Sunday

The Tiffin Holiday House Tour is to take place 1-5 p.m. Sunday, hosted by the Tiffin Historic Trust. Tickets are $10 and are available in advance at Tiffin Ace Hardware or at the Grammes-Brown House. This year’s tour includes homes within the Historic District that never have been ...

Hayes museum ‘good steward of its resources’

FREMONT – The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, 1337 Hayes Ave., has been reaccredited for continuing to meet national standards and best practices for museums in the United States. The American Alliance of Museums reaccredited the Hays Presidential Library & ...

Holiday memorial program set

Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory is to present the 21st annual All-Faith Holiday Memorial Program. The free program is at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, 214 S. Monroe St. The Rev. Anthony Coci, associate pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church, and the Rev. Philip Moerdyk, of Family of ...

FCAC to host children’s holiday workshop

FOSTORIA – Fostoria Community Arts Council is to host a free Children’s Holiday Art Workshop for first- through fifth-graders at 10 a.m. Dec. 9 at 125 S. Main St. Children may make holiday crafts to take home. For more information or to register, call (419) 435-7474.

Norwalk to celebrate 200 years

NORWALK – Norwalk is celebrating its 200th anniversary with the presentation of “Christmas Glorious,” presented by the Walsh University choir. Towne and Country Players Inc. is hosting the event at 3 p.m. Dec. 10 at St. Mary Church, 38 W. League St. Music to be performed includes some ...

Venues across Ohio offering holiday events

From holiday markets to candlelight tours, Ohio’s historical villages offer plenty of opportunity for family activities during the holiday season. Candlelight tours Historic Lyme Village, Bellevue, has its Candlelight Tours with Father Christmas event 4-8 p.m. Dec. 9 and 14. Children can ...

Retired Senior and Volunteer Program offers seniors another way to volunteer

Seniors citizens will be given the opportunity to volunteer within the community through a program new to the area by Family & Community Services Inc. Retired Senior and Volunteer Program is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for individuals 55 and older. Some of the ...

102 times two

PHOTO SUBMITTED BY KATIE GATES Rosella Heydinger (right) and Marcella Scherer, twin sisters from Bellevue, recently got together for dinner to celebrate their 102nd birthday. They were born Sept. 21, 1915. That’s 10 decades ago, when World War I was raging. They were the second set of ...

Music teacher to offer program for parents, caregivers and kids

Parents, caregivers and children can come together through music during a new program this January. Christine Turner, a music teacher for the past 12 years, is establishing a chapter of the international, research-based program Music Together. Music Together is a family music program for ...

Shop locally for gifts this Christmas

As the holiday season begins next weekend, many people’s thoughts turn to making a Christmas shopping list — and checking it twice — for friends a family who may be naughty or nice. Before Black Friday hits this week, followed by Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, give some ...

Coming attractions, Nov. 19

Library Programs Build a gingerbread-style home Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “Make a Gingerbread (Style) House” 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Frost Kalnow room of the library, 77 Jefferson St. Families are to register for a start time of 5 p.m., 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Families ...

Twenty years ago, county park system took root at Garlo farm

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead The Margaret Mead quote and the beginning words of the Beatles song, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” come to Dolly ...