Family Favorites 2016

. July 10, 2017.
findlay-family-favorites-winners

Time to Party

Place for a Birthday Bash

Awakening Minds Art
515 S Main St
419-302-3892
AwakeningMindsArt.org
Runner Up: Flashover
Indoor Sports

Place to Buy a
Birthday Cake

buggy-whip-cakesBuggy Whip Bakery
111 E Crawford St
567-301-2203
Buggywhipcakes.com

Get a unique birthday cake specifically for your child at Buggy Whip Bakery. They offer a wide variety of options and prices vary starting at $30 for quarter sheet cakes or 9” round two layer cakes. Delivery is available for an additional fee.
Runner up: Wixey Bakery

Family Friendly Entertainer

Art Me! Traveling
Paint & Party Studio
227 E Main St Suite #105, Ottawa
419-306-4723
artmeohio.wix.com/artme
Runner Up: Monkey Around

Family Photographer

Chelsie Hosmer Photography
16280 E State Rt 12
567-301-2397
chelsiehosmerphotography.com
Runner Up: Amy Cook Photography, LLC

Favorite Places and Spaces

Family Activity

RollingThunder-Findlay

Rollerskating at Rolling Thunder Skating &
Family Fun Center
2225 Keith Pkwy
419-422-7227
RollingThunder-Findlay.com
Rolling Thunder Skating & Family Fun Center’s goal is to provide a recreational facility that is family oriented, well maintained and safe. The Center provides all adult supervision and an atmosphere of high-energy fun for all. They offer lessons, discounted skate nights,
birthday parties, an arcade, S.T.E.M. Field Trips and more!
Runner Up: Emory Adams Park

Place to Worship

St. Michael Parish
750 Bright Rd
419-422-2646
findlaystmichael.org
Runner Up: StoneBridge Church

Museums

Children’s Museum
of Findlay
1800 Tiffin Ave
567-250-9616
cmfindlay.com
Runner Up: Toledo Art Museum

Fair or Festival

Flag City Balloonfest
Emory Adams Park
1827 S Blanchard St
Flagcityballoonfest.com
Runner Up: Hancock County Fair

Place for a Picnic

Riverbend Park
16618 Township Road 208
419-425-7275
Hancockparks.com
Runner Up: Riverside Park

Delicious Eats

Cupcakes/Bakery/
Sweets Shop

Dietsch Brothers Fine
Chocolates and Ice Cream
400 W Main Cross St
419-422-4474
Dietschs.com
Runner Up: Buggy Whip Bakery

Family-Friendly Restaurants

Tony’s Restaurant & Pub
10280 US-224
419-424-3100
tonysrestaurantfindlay.com
Runner Up: Circle of Friends

Ice Cream Shops

Dietsch Brothers Fine
Chocolates and Ice Cream
400 W Main Cross St
419-422-4474
Dietschs.com
Runner Up: Mr. Twister

Local Pizza Shop

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Heavenly Pizza
1404 N Main St
419-423-7494
heavenlypizzafindlay.com

Heavenly Pizza is the Home of
the Jumbo. With a variety of pizzas, salads, wings, sides, pasta, subs,
beverages and more there is something
for everyone. Family is their priority. Stop in for Customer Appreciation Day on July 15th from 10am-2pm for free goodies, retro arcade games and even more fun.
Runner Up: Joey Fratello’s Pizzeria

Place Where Kids Eat Free

Ralphie’s Family Sports Eatery
730 Trenton Ave
419-423-1403
ralphies.com
Runner Up: Fricker’s

Boutique Beauty

Kids’ Clothing Store

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Once Upon A Child
1825 Tiffin Ave
419-422-0400
onceuponachildfindlay.com

Once Upon A Child offers parents a fun and convenient way to buy and sell gently used kids stuff which makes saving money on children’s clothes, toys, baby furniture and equipment a reality every day. They focus on quality, safety, and value – the same things you feel are important for your own families.
Runner Up: Gabe’s

Maternity Clothing Store

Elder-Beerman
1800 Tiffin Ave
419-425-5100
elder-beerman.com
Runner Up: Kohl’s

Place for Furnishing
the Nursery

The Granary
7977 County Road 236
419-422-0200
ggbarn.com
Runner Up: Once Upon A Child

Baby Boutique Shop

Homestead Collection
11300 County Rd 99
419-422-8286
Runner Up: TRENDS! On Main

Mom-Owned Business

Charming Finds Boutique
1100 Tiffin Ave
567-301-2396
charmingfindsboutique.com
Runner Up: Shimmery Belle Boutique

Place to Buy
Sports Equipment

DICK’S Sporting Goods
1960 Tiffin Ave
419-423-5830
dickssportinggoods.com
Runner Up: Dave’s Running Shop

The Digital Age

Local Parent Blogger

Christy Denman,
Our Cozy Den
ourcozyden.com
Runner Up: Amy Mullholand,
The Fibro Frog

Local Parent
Facebook Group

Hancock County
Mom to Mom Sale

Runner Up: Findlay Teal
Pumpkin Project

Local Instagram Account

Social Findlay
@socialfindlay
Runner Up: @artmeartsy

Watch Me Soar

Preschool

First Presbyterian
Church Nursery School
2330 S Main St
419-423-2112 ext 30
Findlayfpc.org
Runner Up: Tiffin
Community YMCA

Teacher and Their School

Mrs. Holly Wise,
Northview Primary School
133 Lexington Ave
419-425-8290
northview.fcs.org
Runner Up: Mrs. Kate Winger, Donnell Middle School

Tutoring Center

sylvan-learning

Sylvan Learning Center
1781 Tiffin Ave
419-427-0975
sylvanlearning.com

Sylvan Learning Center tutors use a personal approach and interactive technology to help kids learn math, reading, writing and more—turning B’s into A’s and frustration into confidence! Available programs include tutoring in a variety of subjects, Edge & STEM and College & Career Prep.
Runner Up: The Center for Autism and Dyslexia

Elementary School

Lincoln Elementary School
200 W Lincoln
419-425-8310
lincoln.fcs.org
Runner Up: Northview Primary School

Middle School

Donnell Middle School
301 Baldwin Ave
419-425-8370
donnell.fcs.org
Runner Up: Glenwood Middle School

Charter School

Findlay Digital Academy
1219 W Main Cross, Suite 101
419-425-3598
findlaydigitalacademy.com
Runner Up: K-12

Private/Parochial School

St. Michael School
723 Sutton Pl
419-423-2738
Findlaystmichaelschool.org
Runner Up: Heritage Christian School

After School Program

The Arts Partnership
618 S Main St
419-422-4624
artspartnership.com
Runner Up: Findlay Family YMCA

Special Needs Services

Awakening Minds Art
515 S Main St
419-302-3892
AwakeningMindsArt.org
Runner Up: Special Kids Therapy

Daycare

Owens Community College Child Care Center
567-429-3596
owens.edu/childcarefindlay
Runner Up: Findlay Family YMCA

Babysitting/Nanny Service

Angie McKinniss
Runner Up: Heather Passet

Enrichment Activities

Acting and Theatre Class

Youtheatre
618 S Main St
419-422-3412
artspartnership.com
Runner Up: The Arts Partnership

Dance Class

Becky’s School of Dance
15440 US 224
419-423-7423
beckysschoolofdance.net
Runner Up: Linda England’s School of Dance

Kids Art Class

Awakening Minds Art
515 S Main St
419-302-3892
AwakeningMindsArt.org
Runner Up: Findlay Art League

Gymnastics Class

Capitol City Gymnastics & Cheerleading
1850 Manor Hill Rd
419-425-4653
capitolcitygymnasticsandcheer.com
Runner Up: Findlay Elite
Gymnastics & Cheer

Martial Arts Program

Academy of Martial Arts Studies
102 Crystal Ave, Ste A
419-422-9262
martialartsstudies.com
Runner Up: Findlay Martial
Arts Academy

Horseback Riding Lessons

Triple T Ranch
and Western B&B
6717 TR 215
419-672-9360
TheTTTranch.com
Runner Up: University of Findlay

Youth Sports League

Findlay Youth Baseball
findlaybaseball.org
Runner Up: Flashover
Indoor Sports

Traveling Sports

Club League
Blackswamp Volleyball Club
1625 S County Rd 1, Tiffin
419-937-0000
blackswampvolleyball.com
Runner Up: Pacesetter
Soccer Club South

Doctor’s Orders

Pediatric Practice

Blanchard Valley Pediatrics
1818 Chapel Dr, Ste D
419-424-1922
bvpediatrics.com
Runner Up: Caughman
Health Center Pediatrics

Emergency Care

Blanchard Valley Hospital Emergency Department
1900 S Main St
419-423-5207
bvhealthsystem.org
Runner Up: Physicians Plus

Place to Give Birth

Blanchard Valley Hospital
1900 S Main St
419-423-4500
bvhealthsystem.org
Runner Up: Wood County Hospital

OB/GYN

Dr. Kimberlee Perkins, DO
Women & Children’s Center
301 W Wallace St
419-424-0180
Runner Up: Dr. Lorie Thomas, DO

Midwife

Susan Smith, CNM, MSN
Findlay Women’s Care
1917 S Main St
419-420-0904
findlayobgyn.com/susan-smith
Runner Up: Kathy Fries,
CNM, MSN

Doula

Jennifer Moyer
Northwest Ohio Birth Services
567-376-5262
nwobirthservices.wix.com/birth
Runner Up: Ashley Kirkland

Family Doctor

Dr. Bruce Bouts
Blanchard Valley Medical Associates
200 W Pearl St
419-424-0380
bvma.com
Runner Up: Dr. David Ware

ENT Doctor

Dr. Evan McBeath
ENT Specialists of Northwest Ohio
1816 Chapel Dr, Suite G
419-423-5492
Runner Up: Dr. Andrew Reid

Optometrist/
Ophthalmologist

Dr. Kurt L. Ebersole, O.D.
Spectrum Eye Care
15840 Medical Drive South, Suite A
419-422-6190
spectrumeyecareinc.com
Runner Up: Dr. Duane Wires,
Eyes on Main

Get Active

Place to Go Ice Skating

The Cube
3430 N Main St
419-424-7176
Runner Up: Bowling Green
State University Ice Arena

Place to Go Roller Skating

Rollerskating at Rolling Thunder Skating & Family Fun Center
2225 Keith Pkwy
419-422-7227
RollingThunder-Findlay.com
Runner Up: Edgewood
Skate Arena, Li

Indoor Play Space

Children’s Museum
of Findlay
1800 Tiffin Ave
567-250-9616
cmfindlay.com
Runner Up: Flashover
Indoor Sports

Waterpark

Kalahari Resorts
& Conventions
7000 Kalahari Dr, Sandusky
877-525-2427
Kalahariresorts.com
Runner Up: Castaway Bay

Biking Trail

Blanchard River
Greenway Bike Trail
Hancock Parks
419-425-7275
hancockparks.com/YourParks/
BlanchardRiverGreenway
Runner Up: Van Buren
State Park Bike Trail

Birthing Classes

Blanchard-Valley-Hospital-Pavilion

Blanchard Valley Hospital
1900 S Main St
419-423-5220
bvhealthsystem.org
Blanchard Valley Health System knows that the birth of your baby is an
exciting occasion. They support you every step of the way from planning to bring your new bundle of joy home for the first time to caring for your newborn. Classes are $45 and include information regarding pregnancy, labor, care of the baby and lactation. The lactation class can be taken separately for $10. Classes also include a tour of the maternity area.
Runner Up: Findlay Women’s Care

Family Friendly Gym

Findlay Family YMCA
300 E Lincoln St
419-422-4424
findlayymca.org
Runner Up: XT Fitness

Best FAF Column

Calendar/Event Information
Runner Up: Food Fight

Park or Playground

Fort-Findlay-3

Fort Findlay Playground at Emory Adams Park
1827 S Blanchard St
Fort Findlay Playground is a great place for the little ones to relax and enjoy outdoor play. Constructed by community volunteers in 2001, the Fort Findlay Park has become a destination for thousands of children over the past decade.
Runner Up: Riverbend Park

Favorite Thing About
Findlay Area Family

Family and Community
Information
Runner Up: Contests
and Giveaways

New Ideas You’d
Like to See in FAF

Craft Ideas
Runner Up: Small
business features