All posts by Betsey Watson

Having a Successful Sensory Halloween

For parents of children who struggle with sensory issues, Halloween presents particularly challenging questions: What fabrics will my child tolerate? How will my child react to noises during trick-or-treat? Will my child panic due to the crowds? Christina Treece, President of Friends of Blanchard Valley School, notes that costumes are especially difficult for children with

Awakening Minds and Making Art in Leipsic’s New Community Center

Putnam County artists have a new reason to celebrate! On August 5th, the Leipsic Community Center opened Awakening Minds Art’s (AMA) newest satellite studio. Artists of all ages and abilities will find therapeutic and educational art programming to suit their interests such as classes for homeschoolers and toddlers as well as open studio time and

Fireside Brick Oven Pub and Grill: A new family favorite

Downtown Findlay recently welcomed a new gem to its collection of restaurants. After months of speculation and anticipation, Fireside Brick Oven Pub and Grill opened in May 2017 – a perfectly timed debut as Findlay residents emerged from winter eager to try something new. Stepping inside (even with a trio of hungry, rambunctious kids) I

Just a Touch: Serving Pets & the Owners Who Love Them

Have you ever wished for personalized, in-home vet care for your ailing pet? Now you can bring experienced vet care home with Just a Touch LLC: Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Therapies. Danielle Schloemp, a registered vet technician with over 10 years experience, began Just a Touch to offer in-home vet services to pets suffering

Back to School Guide: Lunch Packing Made Easy

School supplies are bought. Wardrobe got an upgrade. Calendar is updated. There’s still that daily nuisance of getting lunch ready every single school day. The struggle is real. Here are a few helpful tips to fill your child’s belly with food that doesn’t require cookie cutters or a culinary degree.   1. Quality supplies: Baggies®

Dig Into Fun at Fossil Park

Part of The Olander Park System, Fossil Park offers visitors an opportunity to dig for fossilized brachiopods, corals and other ancient species. And best of all– you keep what you find! The ADA-accessible park, located in a rock quarry, offers a safe environment for fossil hunters to dig for, wash and learn about fossils dating