Findlay Family Favorites 2013

The time to see who reigns supreme is here again! Parents have cast their votes for who wears the crown when it comes to feeding the family, entertaining on birthdays, keeping them healthy, and everything in between. The local favorites below will help you take in the best the Findlay area has to offer.

 

 

 

 

Place for winter fun

The Cube
3430 N. Main St., Findlay
419-423-8533

Runner Up: Rolling Thunder Skating & Family Fun Center

Activity for rainy days

Rolling Thunder Skating & Family Fun Center
2225 Keith Parkway, Findlay
419-422-7227
rollingthunderskatefindlay.com

Runner Up:  Carmike Cinemas

Summer day camp

Findlay Family YMCA
300 E. Lincoln St., Findlay
419-422-4424
findlayymca.org

Runner Up: Camp Fire Northwest Ohio

Dance class

Becky’s School of Dance
15440 U.S. 224, Findlay
419-423-7423
beckysschoolofdance.net

Runner Up:  Zumba Class at YMCA

Martial arts center

Findlay Martial Arts Academy
1740 Lima Ave., Findlay
419-427-3988
findlayma.com

Runner Up: Academy of Martial Arts Studies

Art studio

Awakening Minds Art
515 S. Main St., Findlay
419-302-3892
awakeningmindsart.org

Runner Up: Kan Du Studio

Music class

Music Together of Findlay
208 Broadway Ave., Findlay
419-957-4868
musictogetherfindlay.com

Runner Up: KeyNote Music Studio

Free activity

Funday Sunday at Mazza Museum
1000 N. Main St., Findlay
419-424-4560
mazzamuseum.org

Runner Up: Findlay-Hancock County Public Library

Family friendly fair or festival

Flag City Balloon Festival
1528 S. Blanchard St., Findlay
567-208-0026
flagcityballoonfest.com

Runner Up: Gateway Church Family Festival

Picnic spot

Riverside Park
231 McManness Ave., Findlay
419-424-7176
hancockparks.com/YourParks/RiversideParkWaterfront.aspx

Runner Up: Riverbend Park

Kid’s theater

The Arts Partnership
618 S. Main St., Findlay
419-422-3412
artspartnership.com

Runner Up: Fort Findlay Playhouse

Place to volunteer

Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County
4550 Fostoria Ave., Findlay
419-423-1664
hancockhumanesociety.com

Runner Up: Habitat for Humanity

Park or playground

Riverbend Park
16618 Township Rd. 208, Findlay
419-425-7275
hancockparks.com/YourParks/RiverbendRecreationArea.aspx

Runner Up: Riverside Park

Spot to read a book

Riverbend Park
16618 Township Rd. 208, Findlay
419-425-7275
hancockparks.com/YourParks/RiverbendRecreationArea.aspx

Runner Up: Riverside Park

Swim lessons

Findlay Family YMCA
300 E. Lincoln St., Findlay
419-422-4424
findlayymca.org

Runner Up: Findlay Country Club

Water park

Kalahari Resorts
7000 Kalahari Dr., Sandusky
419-433-7200
kalahariresorts.com/ohio

Runner Up: Great Wolf Lodge

Gymnastics center

Gold Medal Gymnastics Fitness

The opportunity to have your little gymnast conquer cheerleading, tumbling, dance and gymnastics is what makes Gold Medal Gymnastics & Cheerleading a favorite in Findlay. They welcome courageous little ones to join  their many programs, and have competitive teams in both gymnastics and cheerleading. Since the day they opened their doors, their goal has been to provide safe and fun experiences for families and they have the bars, mats and trampoline to prove it. Whether your children have dreams of competing in the Olympics or are just staying active, do a cartwheel or backflip at Gold Medal to get started.

1850 Manor Hill Rd., Findlay
419-425-4653
goldmedalgymnastics.net

Vacation spot

Kalahari Resorts
7000 Kalahari Dr., Sandusky
419-433-7200
kalahariresorts.com/ohio

Runner Up: Pleasant View Recreation

Family-friendly gym

Findlay Family YMCA
300 E. Lincoln St., Findlay
419-422-4424
findlayymca.org

Runner Up: Planet Fitness

Gymnastics center

Gold Medal Gymnastics Fitness
1850 Manor Hill Rd., Findlay
419-425-4653
goldmedalgymnastics.net

Runner Up: Findlay Elite Gymnastics & Cheer

Bowling alley

AMF Sportsmans Lanes
616 W. Trenton Ave., Findlay
419-422-9757
amf.com/sportsmanlanes

Runner Up: Alexandria’s

Place to see animals

Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County
4550 Fostoria Ave., Findlay
419-423-1664
hancockhumanesociety.com

Runner Up: Toledo Zoo

Tween activity

Ice Skating

Runner Up: Youth Theater

Sports camp

Camp Glen at Camp Fire
Northwest Ohio
6580 S. Township Rd. 131, Tiffin
419-447-7459
campfirenwohio.com/camp-glen

Runner Up: University of Findlay

Local toy store

Toys “R” Us
1800 Tiffin Ave., Findlay
419-423-6858
toysrus.com

Runner Up: Kohl’s

Kids photographer

Amy Cook Photography
North Baltimore, OH
419-348-6816
amycookphotos.com

Runner Up: JL Smith Photography

 

 

 

 

 

Place for a birthday bash

Awakening Minds Art
515 S. Main St., Findlay
419-302-3892
awakeningmindsart.org

Runner Up: Stevie B’s Pizza Buffet

Family-friendly entertainer

Youtheatre at The Arts Partnership
618 S. Main St., Findlay
419-422-3412
artspartnership.com/youth-theater

Runner Up: Findlay Family YMCA

Place to get a birthday cake

Jen’s Buggy Whip Cakes
111 E. Crawford St., Findlay
567-301-2203
buggywhipcakes.com

Runner Up: Sweet Retreat

Shop to buy birthday presents

Trends on Main
501 S. Main St., Findlay
419-420-1582
trendsonmain.com

Runner Up: Once Upon a Child

 

 

 

Kid’s shoe shop

Payless ShoeSource
1800 Tiffin Ave. #555, Findlay
419-425-1015
payless.com

Runner Up: Journeys

Maternity clothing store

Once Upon a Child
1825 Tiffin Ave., Findlay
419-422-0400
onceuponachild.com

Runner Up: Kohl’s

Place for furnishing baby’s room

Once Upon a Child
1825 Tiffin Ave., Findlay
419-422-0400
onceuponachild.com

Runner Up: Handmade Home Shop

Local baby boutique

Trends on Main
501 S. Main St., Findlay
419-420-1582
trendsonmain.com

Runner Up: Once Upon a Child

 

 

 

Support group for moms

Women’s Resource Center
1011 N. Main St., Findlay
419-424-9948
wrchancock.org

Runner Up: Findlay Newcomers

Mom-friendly play date

Findlay Newcomer
Trinity Lutheran Church, 935 W. Bigelow Ave., Findlay
Visit findlaynewcomers.com for more information

Runner Up: Riverbend Park

Place for single parents to meet

Coffee Amici
328 S. Main St., Findlay
419-423-7957
coffeeamici.com

Runner Up: Gateway Church

Parent blog

Mothers’ Center of Greater Toledo
4765 N. McCord Rd., Sylvania
motherscenter.net

Runner Up: Mama On The Fly

Date night restaurant

Rossilli’s
217 S. Main St., Findlay
419-423-5050
rossillisrestaurant.com

Runner Up: Bistro On Main

Place for pampering

Journey Salon & Day Spa
127 W. Hardin St., Findlay
419-427-2420
journeysalonspa.com

Runner Up: Angel Hands Massage Therapy

Grown up getaway

Belamere Suites
12200 Williams Rd., Perrysburg
419-874-2233
belameresuites.com

Runner Up: Uncle Buck’s & Boudreaux’s

Mother’s Day festivities

Findlay Country Club
1500 Country Club Dr., Findlay
419-422-9263
findlaycc.com

Runner Up: Toledo Zoo

 

 

 

 

Preschool

Something Special Learning Center
655 Fox Run Rd., Findlay
419-422-1400
somethingspecial.us

Runner Up: Children’s Corner Preschool & Childcare Center

Place for tutoring/Learning center

Sylvan Learning Center
1781 Tiffin Ave., Findlay
419-427-0975
tutoring.sylvanlearning.com/Findlay-Ohio/Index.cfm

Runner Up: Findlay Family YMCA

Elementary school

Lincoln Elementary School
200 W. Lincoln St., Findlay
419-425-8310
lincoln.findlaycityschools.org

Runner Up: Jefferson Elementary School

Middle school

Donnell Middle School
301 Baldwin Ave., Findlay
419-425-8370
donnell.findlaycityschools.org

Runner Up: Glenwood Middle School

After school program

FABSS
Visit findlaycityschools.org/fabss for more information

Runner Up: Findlay Martial Arts Academy

Extracurricular activity

Findlay Martial Arts Academy
1740 Lima Ave., Findlay
419-427-3988
findlayma.com

Runner Up: Findlay First Edition Show Choir

Special needs services

Awakening Minds Art
515 S. Main St., Findlay
419-302-3892
awakeningmindsart.org

Runner Up: Blanchard Valley Center

Daycare

YMCA Child Development Center
231 E. Lincoln St., Findlay
419-422-3174
findlayymca.org

Runner Up: Sunshine Child Care Center

Drop-in childcare

YMCA Child Development Center
231 E. Lincoln St., Findlay
419-422-3174
findlayymca.org

Runner Up: Montessori Children’s Village

Preschool

Something Special Learning Center

Every child is unique with different personalities and interests, and it’s important to stimulate preschool-age children to prepare them for their future. Something Special child care facility and preschool does just that. They are devoted to creating a “home away from home” with a comfortable and loving environment where hands-on activities such as art, cooking, music, storytelling and dramatic play have them smiling from ear to ear. Mixing fun and education has been their recipe for success over the last two decades. It’s no wonder parents love the supportive staff that strives to help their children develop into confident kindergartners.

655 Fox Run Rd., Findlay
419-422-1400
somethingspecial.us

 

 

 

 

Pediatrician

Dr. Ami Orr, MD, Blanchard Valley Pediatrics
1818 Chapel Dr., Findlay
419-424-1922
Runner Up: Dr. Robert Beck, MD, Blanchard Valley Pediatrics

Pediatric practice

Blanchard Valley Pediatrics
1818 Chapel Dr., Findlay
419-424-1922
bvpediatrics.com
Runner Up: Findlay Family Practice

Place to nurse a baby

Blanchard Valley Hospital
1900 S. Main St., Findlay
419-423-4500
bvhealthsystem.org

Runner Up: Home

Emergency care

Blanchard Valley Hospital
1900 S. Main St., Findlay
419-423-4500
bvhealthsystem.org

Runner Up: Physicians Plus Urgent Care Center

Place to give birth

Blanchard Valley Hospital
1900 S. Main St., Findlay
419-423-4500
bvhealthsystem.org

Runner Up: Mercy Tiffin Hospital

OB/GYN

Dr. Robert Schutz, MD, Cascades
Women’s Health
1641 N. Lake Dr., Findlay
419-425-1510
findlaycwh.com

Runner Up: Dr. Lorie Thomas, MD, Blanchard Valley Health System

Midwife

Dr. Shirley Cole, CNM
1641 N. Lake Ct., Findlay
419-425-1510

Runner Up: Kathy Fries, CNM, Cascades Women’s Health

Family doctor

Dr. William Hopkins, MD, Findlay Family Practice Associates
1725 Western Ave., Findlay
419-423-4994
findlayfamilypractice.com

Runner Up: Dr. Donald Johnson, DO, Findlay Family Practice

Optometrist

Dr. Duane Wires, OD, Eyes On Main
334 S. Main St., Findlay
419-422-2015
eyesonmainvisioncenter.com

Runner Up: Dr. John Seng, OD

Chiropractor

Dr. Christopher Lofquist, DC
643 Trenton Ave., Findlay
419-427-6300

Runner Up: Kirk Chiropractic

Allergist

Dr. Todd Leslie, DO, Findlay Family Practice
1450 Manor Hill Rd., Findlay
419-420-7855
findlayfamilypractice.com

Runner Up: Dr. Ghassan Safadi, MD, Dr. Safadi & Associates, Inc.

Nutritionist

Physicians Weight Loss Center
1433 E. Sandusky St., Findlay
419-422-3438
pwlc.com/temps/index.cfm

Runner Up: Well-N-Fit

Veterinarian

Dr. Tony Fuller, MD, Blanchard
Valley Vet
1930 N. Main St., Findlay
419-422-3292
bvvc.net

Runner Up: Dr. Melissa James, MD, Blanchard Valley Vet

Dentist/Orthodontist

Dr. Scott Atkins, DDS, Family
Dentistry
1725 Western Ave., Findlay
419-422-1872
scottatkinsdds.com

Runner Up: Dr. Scott Miller, DDS

Vision care

Eyes on Main
334 S. Main St., Findlay
419-422-2015
eyesonmainvisioncenter.com

Runner Up: Spectrum Eye Care

Dermatologist

Dr. Michael Cairns, MD, Blanchard Valley Medical Associates
200 W. Pearl St., Findlay
419-424-0380

Runner Up: Dr. John Rower, MD

 

 

Bakery

Bread Kneads
510 S. Blanchard St., Findlay
419-422-3863
breadkneads.com

Runner Up: Jen’s Buggy Whip Cakes

Family-friendly restaurant

Cheddar’s Casual Cafe
2100 Tiffin Ave., Findlay
419-423-4499
cheddars.com

Runner Up: City Barbecue

Place to have ice cream

Dietsch Brothers
400 W. Main Cross St., Findlay
419-422-4474
dietschs.com

Runner Up: Archie’s Drive In

Healthy fast food

Main Street Deli
513 S. Main St., Findlay
419-425-3354
mainstreetdelifindlay.com

Runner Up: Panera Bread

Local pizza place

Jac & Do’s Pizza
419-422-5778
Visit www.jacndosfindlay.com for locations

Runner Up: Joey Fratello’s Pizzeria

Place where kids eat free

Fricker’s
1410 W. Main Cross St., Findlay
419-423-9464
frickers.com/Locations/1410-W-Main-Cross-St

Runner Up: City Barbeque

Natural food store

Apple-A-Day
600 S. Blanchard St., Findlay
419-423-3973
Runner Up: The Wellspring Store