The Bowling Green City Schools is asking for sponsorships or donations to support the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Program (PBIS). PBIS Teams train building staff and develop positive behavioral initiatives in an effort to continuously promote positive social behaviors. The schools have several initiatives in place to reward students for positive behaviors
- Acknowledgement System: Each school building uses an online reward system, PBIS Rewards (secondary) and Dojo Points (elementary) to give points to students who are practicing the "BOBCAT PROUD" behaviors.
- Rewards: Students can redeem points for privileges, tangible items, access to dedicated events or activities, guest speakers, assemblies, etc.
- Student of The Month: Teachers and Staff select students who embody the "BOBCAT PROUD" spirit each month, acknowledging them throughout each building.
Food trucks- Deets BBQ, Weenie Dawgs, Snowie Summers (fresh lemonade), and Grumpy's (garbage salads)
Community tents - Wood County Historical Society and WBGU/PBS
Music performed by - Root Cellar String Band
Strawberries and rhubarb are the big hits right now! There will be more produce each and every week along with flower baskets, plants, honey, eggs, baked goods of all kinds!
- Danberry Realtors
- Newlove Realty
- The Andersons
- Panda Technologies
- Hartung Brothers Inc.
- First Insurance Group
- Almar Property Management
- The Copy Shop
- Riehm Produce Farm, LLC
- Clay Hill, Ltd.
- Stevens Gardens, LLC
- Bella Cuisine
- Angry Irishman, LLC
- Gary's Kettle Corn
- Dirty Feet Gardens
- Sobee Honey, LLC
- Joseph's Greenhouse
- M & J Craft Baking
- Andersons (in Maumee)
- Great Lakes Custom Sharpening
- Work Leads to Independence
- Scholl Farm
Other vendors attending bi-weekly or weekly beginning in June (harvest time):
- Z Farms
- Sugar Milk Gluten Free Bakery
- Les Is More 894
- Black Swamp Hollow Farms
- 7th Heaven
- Creek Valley Farms
- Windy Hill Berries, LLC
- 3 Hares Farm
– Statewide, the Ohio EPA is issuing more than $5 million in grant funding to 89 recipients to implement recycling, litter prevention, market development, and scrap tire recycling programs. The City of Bowling Green, in partnership with Wood County Plays, applied for, and was selected to receive, $116,638 to help fund the installation of the Inclusive Playground. Grant funds will help offset the cost of installation of the poured rubber surfacing, which is estimated to be $233,277.00 (nearly 50% of the total project budget).
The playground surfacing will be made up of nearly 85-percent shredded recycled tires. To cover the planned 10,760 sq. ft. of play space planned for this project, it will require approximately 75,000 pounds of recycled tire rubber, which is roughly 2,800 recycled tires. The recycled tires will all be sourced from Ohio.
“This is a big win for the Inclusive Playground project and for statewide recycling initiatives,” said Amanda Gamby, the City’s Sustainability and Public Outreach Coordinator. “We’re proud to be able to combine inclusivity and sustainability initiatives into one project, setting a positive local example for all who visit and enjoy this new space.”
Ryan Wichman, Director of Wood County Plays, added, "We couldn’t be happier to be selected for this award by the Ohio EPA. As an organization we explore every funding option to ensure all kids of all abilities have safe play spaces to enjoy. The city of Bowling Green has been a tremendous partner every step of the way. Being awarded this grant is another shining example of that partnership."
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.
Southeastern Container will receive Efficiency Smart’s Ambassador of Energy Efficiency award on Tuesday, July 12. The award will be presented to the company in recognition of its commitment and innovation in reducing energy use, which was demonstrated by its successful implementation of energy-efficient measures in Bowling Green.
Southeastern Container’s Bowling Green plant has worked with Efficiency Smart for almost a decade to reduce energy use and operational costs. During this time, the company has completed large-scale LED and efficient industrial machinery and process upgrades. Most recently, the company upgraded its injection molding and blow molding machines.
Southeastern Container is expected to save 5.3 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy annually, $452,467 annually, and more than $6.7 million over the lifetime of its installed upgrades. The energy savings are the equivalent of the annual energy used by 480 homes.
“Bowling Green is committed to the success of its local industries and businesses, said Bowling Green Mayor Mike Aspacher. “Our community is also committed to the sustainability initiatives demonstrated by this project. I look forward to continuing our successful partnership with Southeastern Container and Efficiency Smart and applaud Southeastern Container’s commitment to sustainable solutions like energy efficiency.”
Southeastern Container worked with an Efficiency Smart energy consultant and account manager for technical project assistance and to verify potential savings. Additionally, Efficiency Smart provided an incentive to reduce the cost of the upgrades. These resources were made possible through a partnership between Efficiency Smart and the City of Bowling Green, designed to save Bowling Green Municipal Utilities electric customers money through energy efficiency.
Southeastern Container is a manufacturing cooperative that produces plastic bottles and pre-forms primarily for Coca-Cola. Its mission is to be a leader in environmentally sustainable packaging within the bottling community, a goal that aligns closely with Coca-Cola’s goal to reduce its global greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2030.
“Southeastern Container’s continued investment in new equipment in Bowling Green is proof of the relationship developed with Efficiency Smart and the City of Bowling Green toward achieving Coca Cola’s sustainability goals,” said Tyler Williams, Plant Engineer for Southeastern Container.
“We are delighted to recognize Southeastern Container for making energy-efficient upgrades,” said Sean Clement, Director of Efficiency Smart. “These projects showcase its vision and commitment to reducing energy use and saving money, and the company will enjoy the benefits of energy efficiency for years to come.”
The Ambassador of Energy Efficiency award recognizes entities that have completed substantial energy efficiency projects. To be considered for the award, organizations must be an electric customer of a utility that partners with Efficiency Smart and complete a project that results in significant energy savings for the community.
Southeastern Container is the 40th recipient of the Ambassador of Energy Efficiency award since its inception in 2013. Southeastern Container was the inaugural winner of the Ambassador of Energy Efficiency Award when it launched in 2013 and is the first company to receive the award a second time.
More information about the services and financial incentives available to Bowling Green Municipal Utilities electric customers through Efficiency Smart can be found at www.efficiencysmart.org/bowling-green-ohio or by calling 877-889-3777.
The City of Bowling Green Tree Commission reminds residents of the 5th annual photo contest. The Commissioners want to raise awareness of Bowling Green’s Urban Forest that is found both on public and private property.
In 2022, citizens are asked to submit photos highlighting trees in all four seasons of the year: winter, spring, summer, and fall.
The contest runs through October 31, 2022. In November, the public will vote for the top photo in each category. The top photo will receive a $25 gift certificate from a local nursery or garden center and a print of their photo from Main Street Photo.
- Any amateur photographer residing in Bowling Green
- Photos must be taken within the Bowling Green City Limits
- Photo must be of a tree and not other landscape plants (i.e. shrubs, annuals, perennials, etc.)
Photos may be entered online at www.bgohio.org/TreePhotoContestEntryForm
Locally recognized accounting and advisory firm, William Vaughan Company (WVC) was recognized by Crain’s Cleveland Business as one of the Best Employers across the entire state of Ohio in 2022.
“William Vaughan Company is committed to investing in our employees – creating a fun environment that fosters teamwork and encourages career growth,” said Aaron Swiggum, the firm’s Managing Partner. “I continue to be amazed by our team and their commitment to our mission. Even as the WVC family grows, we remain aligned with the foundational values that got us here.”
To be considered for Best Employers in Ohio, companies had to participate in a two-part survey process. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part, worth the remaining 75%, consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Ohio and analyzed the data to determine the final rankings.
Noon-9pm; Downtown BG
The City of Bowling Green and BGSU invite you to a fun event for people of all ages to gather, explore Downtown BG, welcome the return of BGSU students, eat and be entertained. Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic for the duration of the event, allowing for a day packed full of fun activities in the heart of Bowling Green. A variety of free activities and performances are planned throughout the day. Music, shopping, restaurants, food trucks and DORA drinks will be available for the duration of the event.
On Sunday, September 11, 2022, at 2 pm the public is invited to the Simpson Garden, Bowling Green, for the dedication of the Judy Knox Memorial Sundial. A reception will be held at the Simpson Garden building following the on-site dedication.
The sculpture is a 9-foot sundial of stainless steel and glass made by Adam Goldberg of Gathered Glass in Toledo.
Goldberg used glass because, “Glass offers nearly limitless potential as a public art medium, and this piece is part of a series that uses a one-way mirror product developed by Pilkington. By precisely reheating it, I was able to change the physical properties of the specially coated glass into a dynamic reflective surface. The fractal-like texture is somewhat extraterrestrial, but references both water and earth. As light passes in front of the coating it is reflective and opaque, expressing a brilliant blue that mimics the sky. As light enters from the other side the glass is transparent and shines an unpredictable rusty-gold color. Creating color-shadows, viewers engage with the work differently as sunlight and perspective change. The structural framework of the gnomon is stainless steel to reflect permanence.”
A sundial brings together art, mathematics, science, and Northwest Ohio’s history of making glass. While Toledo is known as the Glass City, Bowling Green was once known as the Crystal City.
This multi-faceted work of art reflects the talent and accomplishments of Judy Knox who pioneered community-based child sexual abuse prevention programs and was instrumental to the implementation of child protective services in Wood County. Judy passionately defended democracy as a citizen and member of the Bowling Green League of Women Voters. For many years she organized all League activities that provided information to voters, including the annual Candidate’s Forum. Throughout her life, she engaged in gentle protest of flawed government and institutional policies and against all forms of discrimination.
The support of the members of the Bowling Green League of Women Voters along with Judy’s friends and family made this sculpture possible.
Simpson Garden, 1291 Conneaut Ave – at the intersection of Conneaut and Wintergarden Road – is a public park in Bowling Green. It includes a Children’s Discovery area, a Daylily walk, an Upland Garden, a Peace Garden, an amphitheater, pollinator areas, and over 1,000 Hosta plants. It is a demonstration garden for both the Daylily and Hosta Societies of America.
This work of memorial art was conceived and supported by the League of Women Voters Bowling Green. The League exists to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government, to increase understanding of major public policy issues and to influence public policy through education and advocacy. All are invited to join! www.lwvbg.org
The event will be held Monday, September 12, 2022 at Belmont Country Club.
This year they celebrate the Golf Classic 20th Anniversary and have set an ambitious goal to raise $75,000. The Golf Classic is the Foundation’s largest fundraising event of the year. Proceeds from this event support student scholarships and Owens priority projects. Generous sponsors them continue to advance their mission and make an impact in the community.
In addition to hole prizes and tournament gifts, the Drone Golf Ball Drop will once again take place with prizes from $1,000, $500, $250, $20! Purchase your Drone Golf Ball Drop tickets here. Winners will be announced during the awards ceremony and need not be present to win.
Hilton Garden Inn, Levis Commons, Perrysburg; 11:45am-2pm
The Better Business Bureau will be hosting their 20th Annual Torch Awards Luncheon: Celebrating Marketplace Ethics with Master of Ceremonies Lee Conklin and featuring Professional Magician and Motivational Speaker Kostya Kimlat. Sponsorships opportunities are available; event proceeds to benefit BBB's Foundation for Ethics.
For more information contact Diana Lingle, Foundation Director at 419-578-6000 ext 109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bowling Green Community Foundation Golf Outing. Registration begins at 7:30 am. Shotgun starts at 8:30 am. Lunch and prizes at 1:00 p.m. Golf entry includes: 18 holes with cart, steak lunch at Stone Ridge Golf Course, and access to the driving range. Many sponsorship opportunities. See their website www.bgohcf.org for more information and their e-mail email@example.com to request a registration form.
The Bowling Green Parks & Recreation Foundation is excited to announce its annual fundraiser. The Party for the Parks, formerly the Wine and Cheese Social and Auction, will be held on September 23, 2022, from 5-8 pm at the Veterans Memorial Building in City Park.
The Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Foundation exists to support the programs and activities of the Parks and Recreation Department in Bowling Green. This year the proceeds from the event will, in part, benefit the creation of outdoor pickleball courts.
This year’s event will feature catering by SamBs, craft beers from four Bowling Green microbreweries, and wines from Norm Heineman. There will be a raffle for a Becky McOmber handcrafted purse, a Solo Stove firepit, and a silent auction featuring “The Best of BG” items. There will be a presentation of the annual Spirit of the Foundation Award given to a person or entity who goes above and beyond to support the great BG Parks & Recreation Department.
Tickets are $75 per person before September 9 and $85 after. For ticket information, please call the Parks and Recreation Business Office at 419-354-6297 or email infoBGparksfoundation@gmail.com. To purchase tickets online, go to the Foundation’s PayPal site https://bit.ly/BGPRFDonate and indicate the number of PFTP tickets needed and attendees’ names.
The League of Women Voters Perrysburg Area and the League of Women Voters Bowling Green will host a Candidates Forum on Sunday October 9, afternoon at the Way Public Library, Perrysburg.
Candidates will participate in person while the audience views virtually.
Questions to be solicited from public before event. Questions can be submitted to Debra Greenley Gorman, 419-343-3627 or Debra.GreenleyGorman@gmail.com. Event details to follow.
Presented in Partnership with:
Way Public Library, Perrysburg
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Bowling Green Branch
Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce
BGSU Votes BGSU Retirees Association
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- Wood County Prevention Coalition
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- Community Center Closure for Annual Maintenance
The Bowling Green Community Center will be closed to facility users from August 8-August 12th for its Annual Shut-Down for maintenance. If you need to conduct business with the Parks & Recreation Department, the Simpson Building Administrative Offices (1291 Conneaut Avenue) will remain open on a limited basis from 8:00 am-4:00 pm during the shutdown period to accept and process program registrations, rental reservations and payments, and other related business transactions.
During this time, BG Community Center pass holders can use the BGSU Student Recreation Center as part of our reciprocal agreement. More information about the reciprocal usage and parking permits for permitted parking near the BGSU Recreation Center will be emailed to current pass holders later this week. Hard copies of each will also be available for pickup at the Community Center front desk from Friday, August 5th through Sunday, August 7th.
The BG Community Center will reopen for use on Saturday, August 13th.
- Zoning Code Update
- Ongoing Capital Projects
- The City of Bowling Green Official Website