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With winter just around the corner, most gardens have been “put to bed” for the season with high hopes for the spring and summer to come.

What the garden season will be like next year is anyone’s guess, but hopefully it will be a good one with plenty of sunshine, rain and moderate temperatures that will encourage our flowers, vegetables, shrubs and trees to produce the luxurious abundance we all hope for

Following are some questions and answers that may help us to have a great season next year in our yards and gardens.

Q.: What should I look for to know if the ornamental trees in my front yard need fertilizing? I do not fertilize on a regular basis.

A.: If your ornamental trees are growing poorly, have off-color or small leaves, and slow growth of branches or twigs, they may need fertilizing. Other signs may be; slow wound repair and susceptibility to insect damage and disease.


Tickets to the Broadway blockbuster, “Wicked” go on sale Dec. 5 for the show’s limited three-week run at the Stranahan Theater March 31 through April 18. “Wicked” has broken house records in every city it has visited since 2005.

Tickets will be available online at; at; by calling 800-745-3000; at the Stranahan box office at 419-381-8851, at all Ticketmaster outlets; or by visiting the Stranahan box office directly.  Ticket prices plus handling are:

Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday evening: Orchestra/Loge – $73; balcony – $63; Gallery – $38.

Friday-Saturday and Saturday/Sunday matinee: Orchestra/Loge – $78; Balcony - $68; Gallery - $43.

Premium Seats for all performances are $128.

For more information on “Wicked” and the rest of the 2009-10 Lincoln Mercury Broadway Series at the Stranahan Theater, visit

On the heels of a successful inaugural concert, the newly formed Oregon Arts

Singer, Matt Welch receives a
kiss from Marge Brown, Oregon Mayor.

Council is looking for supporters of the arts who would like to help further the organization’s mission.

“Our goal is this – to provide wholesome entertainment for residents and visitors to Oregon, and to help out local charities,” said arts council organizer Jim Kwiatkowski.

On Nov. 21, the council hosted singer Matt Walch in the Fassett Middle School auditorium. A portion of ticket sales, plus collected donations of non-perishable food items and toys, are going to Oregon Health and Welfare’s Christmas Basket program, which helps local families during the holiday season.

Kwiatkowski said the idea for an arts council came after he and his wife Suzanne started going to Perrysburg and to the Toledo Museum of Art for outdoor summer concerts.


Giving money to people along road

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