Deadline for nominations is July 30th! This year's Torch Event is September 22. If you have been treated really well by a company or supplier, take a moment and nominate them for this sensational honor. They will be thrilled at your thoughtfulness. And if your company/medical practice/legal firm follows the highest ethical standards with your customers or patients or clients, why not nominate your own company?
BBB Torch Awards Luncheon Event:
Thursday, September 22, 11:45am, Hilton Garden Inn, Levis Commons, Perrysburg, Ohio
TORCH AWARDS NOMINATION FORM
For more information about the Torch Awards, contact Diana at BBB Foundation for Ethics 419-720-7173
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Bowling Green's 2021 Farmers Market will run every Wednesday from May 12-October 20st from 4pm-7pm. It is hosted by Work Leads to Independence, a non-profit agency, located right here in Bowling Green! If you are interested in becoming a vendor contact Lori Hines at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vendors for the Market on June 16:
- Riehm Produce Farm - Variety of produce including watermelon and fresh picked peas
- Bella Cuisine - baked breads, sweets, jams, big variety of cookies
- Steven's Gardens - Flowers, potted vegetable plants, vegetables, and honey (strawberries?)
- Clay Hill - Bouquets, produce, and vegetable plants
- Anderson's Farms - All types of fresh meat and brown eggs
- Sobee Honey - Various types of honey products and mugs
- Great Lakes Sharpening - Sharpens knives, scissors, and more
- Kettle Corn - Tall bags of kettle corn made at the market
- Angry Irishman - Variety of mustards, rubs, seasonings, and sauces
- Calico, Sage, and Thyme - Variety of mixed spices, granola bars, and River Valley Pasta
- wli Cookies - 3 types of cookies, water
- Dirty Feet Gardens - Variety of produce including fresh picked peas, and more
- Deep Roots Cafe - Handmade earrings, cookies, and lemonade
- Kessler Farms - Variety of honey products (bringing a nice honeycomb and bees in an enclosed case to watch)
- Victoria Arendt - Her published book "The Broken Pencil" - an amazing true story
- 7th Heaven - Delicatessen sweets including gluten free
- Just Jammin - Jellies, jams, suncatchers, and many other craft items
- Sunsations - Suncatchers to hang and place in pots
- Beyond Laser Creations - Variety of laser printed items to choose from - first time at market with her amazing creations
- Z Farms - Popular variety of home-grown mushrooms
- Da Boujie Hippie - Sea moss gels, waist beads, and more
- Wood'n Airplane - Variety of handmade wood products
Live music will be performed by Dan Cadaret, Classic Rock, Jazz, & Pop (4:30-5:30p) / Austin Mcgrath, Original Folk & Jazz (5:30-6:30p). Two Community Tents hosted by Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities and The Salvation Army. The Wood County Health Department will be administering vaccinations during the Market. No appointment necessary.
- Manny's Munchies
- Joe's Juice Bus
- Lyle's Crepes
Farmers' Market Sponsors
- Newlove Realty
- First Insurance Group
- Huntington Bank
- Stone's Throw Grill and Tavern
- Hartung Brothers
- The Copy Shop
As a reminder, East Clough will be closed to vehicles from South Prospect to South Main from 3:30pm until 7pm.
Downtown BG S.I.D. has invited the community to their Downtown BG LIVE series. During these events, live music performances can be enjoyed free of charge (a total of 15 weekends or 30 concert dates)!
The kickoff is on Friday, May 28 at 5PM in the parking lot next to McKenzie’s Flower Basket and BG Graphics Company on Main Street. The dates will be Fridays and Saturdays from 5 pm to 7 pm, starting on Memorial Day weekend Friday, May 28 and ending on Labor Day weekend Saturday, September 4, 2021.
Downtown Bowling Green SID has a page on their website dedicated to commercial space that is available for rent/sale. If you have commercial space located in the Special Improvement District that you would like showcased, you can contact them at email@example.com.
For a limited time, Efficiency Smart will reward small businesses with an increased incentive for purchasing qualifying LED bulbs or fixtures from a designated local supplier or contractor. Standard incentives still apply for all other qualifying purchases. Contact Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777 to get started.
Efficiency Smart has launched an exciting promotion on Facebook – the Tip Jar contest. For the Tip Jar contest residents can nominate a local and independently owned restaurant to win up to $1,000 in energy efficiency improvements. Restaurants can also self-nominate. Nominations will be open through June 30. Efficiency Smart will then select five restaurants as finalists and will hold a vote on its Facebook page between July 15 and 29. The restaurant that receives the most votes will win up to $1,000 towards energy efficiency improvements. In addition, three people will be selected to win a $50 gift card to the restaurant that they nominated.
The Wood County Suicide Prevention Coalition is a community of citizens from diverse backgrounds who are united in their resolve to save lives. The coalition is committed to increasing public understanding of depression, mental illness, alcohol, and drug abuse as treatable health conditions, and not as signs of personal weakness. As part of their mission, the Wood County Suicide Prevention Coalition promotes different support groups available for those who may have lost a loved one to suicide or are struggling with mental health concerns or suicidal ideation. Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group is for individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide and is held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00p.m. at Unison Health in Perrysburg. Contact 419-352-4624 to learn more. S.I.R.S. Group (Suicidal Ideation Recognizing Self) is a clinician-led group for individuals who have attempted suicide in the past and is held every Thursday from 5:00-7:00p.m. at Unison Health in Bowling Green. Contact 419-352-4624 to learn more. Lastly, NAMI Connection recovery support group is available for adults living with mental illness and is held every Wednesday at 12:00p.m. on Zoom. Visit www.namiwoodcounty.org for more information. Please visit www.woodcountysuicideprevention.org/support-groups/ for more details on these and other support groups in the Wood County community.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Wood County is a leading self-help organization offering free events, educational classes, support groups, and other programs that address mental health for the Wood County community. NAMI Wood County has a variety of programming available in May and June. This programming is FREE and available to Wood County residents. The following program will be offered virtually:
- On Tuesday, June 15th from 5:00-7:30p.m., NAMI Wood County will be hosting an in-person Nite Out with NAMI event. There will be yard games and Subway sandwiches available for this socially distant picnic. RSVP by phone, email or on their website: www.namiwoodcounty.org
- NAMI Wood County has started hosting a second NAMI Connection Group targeted for masculine identifying individuals. This is a recovery support group for adults living with a mental illness. This support group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30p.m.
- To promote social connection, health and wellness, NAMI Wood County is hosting their second annual PreBurn Virtual 5K. Complete the 5K (3.1 miles) all at once or over several sessions. Participants can complete the race anyway they want, whether it is running, walking, biking, dancing, etc. As part of this event, individuals can also purchase a t-shirt in observance of Mental Health Awareness Month. T-shirts are available until June 30th.
- Save the date! On Friday, October 1, 2021, NAMI Wood County will be hosting their annual AfterBurn fall event at the Wood County Fairgrounds. This event includes a 5k/1 mile run, chili cook-off, and activities for the whole family! Stay tuned on NAMI Wood County’s website for more details.
If you are interested in becoming a NAMI Wood County member, visit their website for more details. There are many benefits included in a NAMI Wood County member including: discounts on programs, newsletter subscriptions and more. Membership levels range from $5 to $60.
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as other community members without healthcare backgrounds. MRC units engage these volunteers as well as local and state-level partners to strengthen public health, improve emergency response capabilities, and build community resiliency. MRC units prepare for and respond to natural disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, and floods, as well as other emergencies affecting public health, such as disease outbreaks.
Once you've registered or if you have any questions, you can reach out to Julie Kauffman at the Wood County Health Department.
10am; Wood County Senior Center Building, 140 S Grove St
The Wood County Committee on Aging will be celebrating the opening of the new Wood County Senior Center with a ribbon cutting. RSVP by June 15 to Jim Stainbrook at 419-353-5661 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2pm; Wood County Museum, 13660 County Home Rd
Enjoy free family fun and join the Wood County Amateur Radio Club (WCARC) for their annual Amateur Radio Field Day in the Boom Town area of the Museum grounds at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 26, and if weather permits, through the night until Sunday, June 27 at 2:00 PM.
Every June, more than 40,000 Amateur (Ham) Radio operators throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate radio science, as well as their importance to our communities. Field Day is a nationwide exercise sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) as a means to practice emergency communication procedures using temporary antennas and emergency power. In the event of a disaster, hams are ready and able to set up communication facilities on short notice almost anywhere.
Co-Sponsored by the Wood County Museum and the Wood County Amateur Radio Club.
The museum will be open normal hours on Saturday & Sunday from 1 PM – 4 PM. Admission is $7 for adults, with discounts for seniors, veterans and children.
2pm; Wood County Museum Lawn
The 18th Annual Living History Day will be held on the Museum lawn. Be sure to bring your own chair. This event is free and open to the public.
The Museum will be doing a Drone Golf Ball Drop fundraiser after the Living History program concludes. Tickets are 1 for $15 or 3 for $30. The three balls in/closest to the hole win. You don't need to be present to win. Purchase tickets online or by calling 419-352-0967.
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City, State, & Federal Updates
- Conneaut Closure
Columbia Gas will close Conneaut Ave just west of the Haskins Rd. intersection beginning Monday, June 21 through Wednesday, June 23 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm each day. Haskins Rd. will remain open to north and south bound traffic. This closure is required to install and upgrade the natural gas main line. It is anticipated that the work could last up to three days; however, the duration of this closure is dependent on progress of work and weather.
- City to Launch New Website
For the past several months, Bowling Green has been partnering with CivicPlus and the Bowling Green Economic Development Office to redesign the City’s website to better serve and promote the community. The refreshed site, which will be available at bgohio.org, will go live on Tuesday, June 22nd.
The fresh new look and feel is not just about the aesthetics. The new site features a fully responsive design available on any device, with an emphasis on accessibility standards. Site content has been reorganized to provide a more intuitive experience for users, making it easier than ever to find and receive information. Using the “Notify Me” feature on the new site, residents may sign up to receive customized alerts sent directly to their email or phone. Notification options include meeting agendas, local emergencies, refuse/recycling delays, events, and more.
- Mayor Aspacher to Declare BG a Purple Heart City
On May 26, 2021 at 6:00 pm at the Veterans Memorial in City Park, Mayor Aspacher will issue a proclamation declaring Bowling Green as a Purple Heart City. This declaration recognizes the extraordinary sacrifice those who have received the Purple Heart have made for our country.
The Purple Heart originates from the American Revolution, first being awarded to veterans who served more than three years “with bravery, fidelity and good conduct” by General George Washington as a badge of merit. Since that time, the Purple Heart has been awarded to servicemen and women for wounds received while in action against enemy combatants. It is estimated that 1.7 million veterans have been awarded the Purple Heart since World War I.
The public is welcome to attend. Feel free to bring a chair and join the Mayor in recognizing these deserving veterans during this short ceremony! The proclamation will be read inside the Veterans Building if it is raining.
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