Sleek Academy Open House

Special Advertising Section Sleek Academy 519 Ordway Ave., Bowling Green 419-353-7945 | Open House: 4pm on Wednesday, October 23. The open house for Sleek Academy is also a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate their brand new building! Enjoy refreshments as you learn about the hands-on learning focused on creativity that this K-12 school offers.

New location for Bluffton’s Et Cetera Shop

Bluffton’s iconic thrift store moved to a larger location in early September. The Et Cetera Shop has been part of the community for 45 years, opening in 1974. Limited space in the shop at 111 S. Main Street prompted the move to a much larger location down the street at 327 N. Main Street. The

Findlay receives grant to combat childhood obesity

The city of Findlay’s efforts to combat childhood obesity kicked into high gear with a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The grant will expand Findlay’s “Keep Active, Keep Healthy” program, especially during the winter months. Some possible programs include ice skating lessons at the Cube, gym activities such as pinball (a type

Sanctuary Salon opens on Broadway

A new hair salon opened at 219 Broadway across from the Findlay Hancock County Public Library. Owner Jole Stevens, who lives in Van Buren, has been a hair stylist for 20 years. “I wanted to spread my wings and create a salon that reflected my vision,” she says. Stevens had the building space completely remodeled,

Mazza Museum to host 2019 weekend conference

Teachers, librarians and book lovers will delight in the Mazza Museum’s fall weekend conference, November 8-9, featuring engaging presentations from top authors and illustrators in the picture book industry. Keynote speakers include Margaret Chodos-Irvine, Lois Ehlhert/Allyn Johnston, Nina Laden, Peter Catalanotto, Lori Nichols, and Melissa Sweet. For more information, visit

Chamber hosting European trip

The Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with AAA Travel, is offering community members the chance to experience London and Paris without the hassle of vacation planning. The eight-day trip will take place September 2-9, 2020 and features highlights such as the Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower

October 2019—A Few of Our Favorite Things

On-the-go Game Cards Planning a fall road trip? Smarty Pants Educational Store sells Melissa and Doug educational games, perfect for children on the go. Smarty Pants game cards, sold by age group, preK-4th grade ($12.99 each), are packed with problem solving, trivia, word play, fun facts and story building. 618 S. Main Street, Findlay, 419-425-3276,

Young musicians to rock out with Beatles vs. Stones

When the touring show Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown comes to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, September 19 at 7:30 pm, the Findlay High School String Quartet will have the privilege of joining the professional musicians on stage to add some orchestral texture to the evening. The show pits

A New Chip in Town

The simple message on packages of JR’s Taters states they are “simply the best.” Jim Roby, who launched the new potato chip brand, grew up in Findlay and sought to recreate the taste of Findlay’s famous “Taster Taters”–a potato chip store that operated in Findlay from 1931-1973. Although he was unable to locate the exact

Our Favorite Things: September 2019

Roger Powell’s Raw Honey Landscape architect Roger Powell is a beekeeper on a mission to protect and revive our diminishing population of pollinators. Shop for jars of Roger’s delicious raw honey produced from hives located in Findlay. Honey can last for 1,000 years and is a natural sweetener for drinks and foods. Since it harbors

Library Seeking to Expand

The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library seeks to construct an addition to their facility and to remodel the existing entrance in coming years. The project, estimated to cost around $13-15 million, will include a walkway to connect the library to the new addition which will include covered parking on the ground floor and an expanded children’s

Jeff Winkle named Ohio’s Librarian of the Year

Findlay’s very own Jeff Winkle has been named the 2019 Librarian of the Year by the Ohio Library Council for making a positive impact on the library profession and for service to the community. For 40 years, Winkle has been encouraging people to read books. Before becoming the director of the Findlay Hancock County Public