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Quilters to meet
The Maumee Bay Country Quilters’ Guild will meet Tuesday June 6 at 6:45 p.m. at Northwood Church of God, 3375 Curtice Rd., Northwood.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Speaker will be Mary Sparrow. Visitors and new members are welcome. The visitors’ fee is $10. Annual membership is $35.

P.E.R.I. meeting
P.E.R.I. Chapter # 93, Lucas County District 1, will meet Thursday, May 25 from 1-2:15 p.m. at the Hungarian Club, of Toledo, 224 Paine Ave. Additional parking is available at the Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. (Use the farthest parking available from the library.)
Guest speaker Adam Cassi, executive director of Keep Toledo Lucas County Beautiful, will discuss, “How to Recycle the Right Way.
Attendees may bring their questions regarding O.P.E.R.S. benefits, medical insurance, Medicare denials and the latest state legislative information. Refreshments will be available.
All chapter and P.E.R.I. members and guests and new O.P.E.R.S., P.E.R.I. and retirees from throughout the area are welcome. Masks welcome.

Nominations open
Nominations for the 28th annual 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition program, which salutes young, dynamic leaders under the age of 40, are being accepted.
The 20 Under 40 program focuses on individuals in the Northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan region who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or as volunteers in their community.
To submit a nomination, visit and complete the electronic form before midnight Friday, June 30. Required information includes the nominee’s name, company or organization, and an email address.
To be eligible, candidates must be under 40 years of age as of June 30 (born after June 30, 1983).
The 2023 Recognition Program will take place Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Valentine Theatre in Toledo. For the 28th consecutive year, Chrys Peterson, former WTOL news anchor, will serve as master of ceremonies.
For more information on the 20 Under 40 program, including an overview and past recipients, visit 20under

Antique Car Gathering
Sauder Village will celebrate the automobiles of days gone by on Saturday, May 20 with a special gathering of antique cars in the Historic Village, located in Archbold.
Guests can experience Ohio’s rich history while viewing automobiles, visiting animals in the barnyard, watching working craftsmen, and hearing stories shared along the Walk Through Time from 1803 through the turn of the century.
Cars on display are required to be older than 1942 with some dating back to the early 1900s. Some cars already pre-registered for the gathering include a 1915 Stearns-Knight L-4, 1921 Ford Model T Canopy Express, 1930 Chrysler Convertible 70 Coupe, and a 1926 REO T-6. Late in the afternoon guests can watch a traditional parade of cars down the 1920s Main Street.
Sauder Village is located at 22611 SR 2. Throughout May, the Historic Village is open Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Summer hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Village is closed Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays.
For more details, call 800-590-9755, visit or follow Sauder Village on social media.

Rossford kicks off
anniversary celebration
The city of Rossford has designated 2023 as a year of celebration to highlight the 125 years of history that began in 1898 when Edward Ford founded the Edward Ford Plate Glass Company, later known as LOF – Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company.
The glass company, now NSG – Pilkington, is still going strong with recent expansions.
The celebration will start Sunday, May 21, at the Rossford Public Library. From 1-4 p.m., visitors will hear, see, and experience the early history of Rossford with a welcome by Rossford Mayor Neil A. MacKinnon III, followed by presentations by Milton (Tony) Knight, great-grandson of Edward Ford; Kyle Sword, from NSG and Alex Chiarelott, in a reprisal of his 2016 Chautauqua role as Edward Ford.
Guests will be welcomed with music by the Brad Billmaier Trio and enjoy tours of the Rossford Library murals and the historical building displays. Light refreshments will be available in the meeting room, where a 125th anniversary video will be shown.
Other highlights of the 125th Anniversary Celebration include “Downtown Celebrates 125 Years” on Tuesday, May 30 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. during “Stroll the Street”; Trolley Tours of Eagle Point Colony on Sunday, June 11 (ticket required); the Rossford Music Festival, June 16-18, featuring Ashley McBryde and Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts (tickets required), as well as a family day and polka fest, and the 125th Anniversary Weekend July 28-29, culminating with Riverfest, and a Fireworks Cruise (ticket required.)
For more details, to volunteer for the Rossford Music Festival or other events, visit or contact the Rossford Convention & Visitors Bureau at 855-765-5451 or Beth Genson at
Rossford 125th Anniversary sponsors include NSG – Pilkington, the City of Rossford, the Rossford CVB, IPS, Hollywood Casino, Taylor Automotive Family, Smith Bonds & Surety, SL&A Insurance, GenoaBank, Kingston Healthcare, Rossford Eagles, Treu House of Munch and Interstate Lanes.

Wood Co. event to
honor older Americans
Wood County Committee on Aging will celebrate Older Americans Month with an outdoor concert Monday, May 22 from 4-5 p.m. at the Wooster Green Gazebo, 100 S. Church St., Bowling Green.
The concert will feature the band “Bliss” – a quintet of women who have stepped outside the box in the Northwest Ohio music scene. The free concert, which is open to the community, is sponsored by St. Clare Commons. Attendees should bring a lawn chair. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will move indoors at the Wood County Senior Center, 140 S. Grove, St., Bowling Green.
Established in 1963, Older Americans Month (OAM) is celebrated every May. Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), OAM is a time to acknowledge the contributions and achievements of older Americans, highlight important trends, and strengthen a commitment to honor older citizens.
This year’s theme, “Aging Unbound,” denotes the importance of enjoying independence and fulfillment by paving our own paths as we age.
WCCOA offers these tips for Older Americans Month and beyond:
• Embrace the opportunity to change. Find a new passion, go on an adventure, and push boundaries by not letting age define your limits. Invite creativity and purpose into your life by trying new activities in your community to bring in more growth, joy, and energy.
• Explore the rewards of growing older. With age comes knowledge, which provides insight and confidence to understand and experience the world more deeply. Continue to grow that knowledge through reading, listening, classes, and creative activities.
• Stay engaged in your community. Everyone benefits when everyone is connected and involved. Stay active by volunteering, working, mentoring, participating in social clubs, and taking part in activities at your local senior center or elsewhere in the community.
• Form relationships. As an essential ingredient of well-being, relationships can enhance your quality of life by introducing new ideas and unique perspectives. Invest time with people to discover deeper connections with family, friends, and community members.
The Wood County Committee on Aging will celebrate Older Americans month by highlighting an older adult from each of its eight senior centers who is showcasing many positive aspects of aging. WCCOA will honor these older adults at the concert.
For more information about this event call 419-353-5661 or email

Post relocates
The Fremont Post of Ohio State Highway Patrol relocated to a temporary site at 104 Pinnacle Drive in Fremont on May 17.
The phone number remains the same at 419-332-8246.

Memorial Day
A Memorial Day observance ceremony will be held May 29 at 9 a.m. at the Clay Township Cemetery.
The guest speaker will be Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 35 President Robert Stewart.
The Genoa American Legion Band, Genoa High School Band, and Gabby Dunn will perform and there will be a cannon salute by the Cannoneers of Gibsonburg and a dove release.
The ceremony is sponsored by the Genoa American Legion and auxiliary.
Poppy Day will be observed in Genoa on May 26.

garage sales
The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce is coordinating the Annual Village-wide Garage Sale Days Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3.
A complete list of sales will be available at the chamber office, 161 W. Water St., and the Oak Harbor Library, 147 W. Main St., and on starting Wednesday May 31.
There is a $3 minimum donation to have garage sale information on the list. Information is required by Tuesday May 30.
For more information, call the chamber office at 419-898-0479.

Bridge contract
A contract has been awarded to Miller Brothers Construction to replace a bridge on East Broadway over Cedar Creek.
The project, which will cost $617,930, includes replacing the super-structure and minor abutment and approach roadway work.
The bridge is located in Lake Township.
Joanie Cherry, bridge project manager for the Wood County engineer’s office, said construction will start in the summer or early fall.

Ottawa County
P.E.R.I. meeting
Public Employees Retirement Inc. Chapter 82, Ottawa County District, will meet May 24 at 1 p.m.
at the Ottawa County Community Resource Center, 8043 W. State Rt. 163, Oak Harbor.
Organization information, questions about benefits, and state legislative matters will be discussed.
PERI members from Ottawa County and the surrounding areas are welcome.


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