Sponsored activities to engage your children this summer

Looking for fun, sponsored activities to engage your children? The City of Findlay’s Recreation Department has partnered with the Ohio State Extension Office, Hancock Public Health and 50 North to host several activities in the city parks over the summer months. The next activity will be wiffle ball at Eagle Creek Park (526 Hancock St.),

YMCA Opens New Physical Activity Center For Kids

Childhood obesity is on the rise. Many of us struggle to instill healthy lifestyle habits in our children. To address this issue in Hancock County, the Findlay Family YMCA is opening a new Physical Activity Center (Y-PAC) this summer at their downtown branch location. Describing this new facility, Stephanie Parsons, Operations Director for the Findlay

Scout scholarships at the University of Findlay

Being a member of the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts has shown positive results in many aspects of teens’ lives, but it can now also yield scholarships for Findlay-area youth. The University of Findlay has partnered with the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio to offer $1,000 scholarships to students

Glenwood Middle School offering free lunch program

If you’re financially strapped right now and worried about providing a nutritious meal for your children over the summer months, don’t be. Send your kids, ages 1-18, to the Glenwood Middle School cafeteria where they can eat for free through June and July. The school will be serving fresh lunches Monday through Friday with no

Happy Birthday, AMA

Put another candle on Awakening Minds Art’s birthday cake. An organization that provides therapeutic and educational learning opportunities to all ages and abilities through the creation of art, AMA turned eight this year. Started in 2009, the group, which focuses on special needs students, is celebrating by launching their Capital Campaign, a fundraiser that will

St. Wendelin High School To Close At End Of Month

After careful consideration, the St. Wendelin Parish Finance Council, the St. Wendelin Catholic Schools Education Foundation Board, parish and school administration and Diocesan officials have made the decision to close St. Wendelin High School, effective June 30, 2017. Finances play a major role in this decision. In a joint statement St. Wendelin Parish leadership said,

Findlay Rocks – Stones around town with uplifting messages

Seen any colorful rocks lately? A fun trend involving stones with uplifting messages painted on them has rocked Findlay. The typically flat stones contain messages like “Findlay Rocks” and “Be a Little Boulder,” messages of inspiration to make your day a little less rocky. Follow the “Findlay Rocks” tag online to be part of a

Findlay MOPS Kicks Off Diaper Drive

Imagine on top of all the stresses of motherhood, the added stress of not being able to buy diapers for your child. This is the reality for too many mothers. Despite being a basic hygiene need, government assistance programs do not provide for the purchasing of diapers. To help diminish this struggle, Findlay MOPS (Mothers

Van Buren Middle School recognized for inclusiveness

Searching for an exemplary model of inclusiveness in public schooling? Look no further than Van Buren Middle School. Their inclusiveness actually won them recognition from the Southern Poverty Law Center out of Montgomery, AL. The SPLC recognized 76 schools across the nation that demonstrated an active interest in inclusion and met criteria for designation as

Paint for charity at Awakening Minds

Want to have a fun night out AND do some good for a great organization? Check out Paint and Partake nights, hosted by special needs educational non-profit organization Awakening Minds Art. Monthly events, Paint and Partake feature activities for children and adults, teaching painting while including an additional activity. Good news wine lovers: several of

Discovering Psychology: Kid Edition

Finding a way for kids to learn about healthy eating and marketing can be a challenge, but the Psychology Department at the University of Findlay is taking education to a new level. Allison Kiefner-Burmeister, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychology, is challenging kids and parents alike on the subject of psychology, saying “Our goal is