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BGSU’s 13th annual Cherry Blossom Festival set April 6 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 27 March 2014 09:42
Bowling Green State University will host its 13th annual Cherry Blossom Festival "Ohanami" April 6 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. in Room 101 of Olscamp Hall.
Those attending the free and public event can celebrate the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival with friends, try Japanese calligraphy, origami and traditional games; enjoy rice-cake making, taiko (Japanese drum), martial arts performances, Japanese folk dance, and more; and taste sushi and authentic Japanese refreshments including snacks and candy.
There will also be specific games for children and choral groups from the Findlay area will perform.
Wood Lane Residential makes plans for Feet on the Street 5K Run/2K Walk PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 27 March 2014 09:41
Wood Lane Residential Services Inc. has started planning its fourth annual Feet on the Street 5K Run/2k Walk for July 12.
WLRS is a non-profit agency that has been providing housing and other needed services to individuals with developmental disabilities in Wood County since 1979.
Feet on the Street is the primary source of fundraising for WLRS but is also a way to promote fitness and healthy lifestyles within the community. There were more than 200 participants in last year's Feet on the Street and the agency hopes that registration exceeds that number for this year. This race is open to all those interested in supporting WLRS and those looking to pursue a healthy lifestyle. Last year WLRS rose over $12,000 for the agency with the help of surrounding business and organizations. Numerous sponsors have helped get the ball rolling by already making donations towards this year's event.
Passport to Fishing workshop is April 9 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 27 March 2014 09:00
Spaces are available for educators, leaders, or conservation clubs who have a sincere interest in taking kids fishing and want to become certified fishing instructors, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife.
A free workshop is scheduled April 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wildlife District Two Office, 952 Lima Ave., Findlay.
Passport to Fishing is a one-day instructor training program that qualifies individuals to become Division of Wildlife certified fishing instructors. All participants will need to pass a background check before being certified.
Passport to Fishing was developed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and adopted by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation. Workshops teach volunteers the basics of fishing and how to run a four-station fishing program with a fishing event. These instructors then go back to their communities, with a written curriculum and training aids, to teach youngsters and beginning anglers the basics of fishing.
Community Events: 03-27-14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 27 March 2014 09:39
Second ‘Almost Summer’ Friday
Chuck and Tina Thomas, with the support of Nazareth Hall, will sponsor the second annual “It’s Almost Summer Time Benefit/Bash” Friday.
All proceeds will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society because “Someday Is Today!”       
Chuck was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia in 2009 and is now in remission.
The event runs from 7 p.m. to midnight at Nazareth Hall.  For a $15 donation, there will be music by Bliss, Five O’Clock Rush and The Grape Smugglers, along with a light snack buffet.  There will also be a cash bar.
Those unable to attend can make a donation via check payable to LLS to the First Presbyterian Church, 17770 Beaver St., Grand Rapids, OH 43522.
Follow Chuck’s journey at www.caringbridge.org/visit/chuckthom as

Friday fish fry at Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS — Hosanna Lutheran Church, 23019 Kellogg Road, will hold a fish fry Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Fish, baked potatoes, cole slaw, roll, and coffee or water for $9 for adults and $5 for children.  
Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2014 09:59
BG teachers get raise, three-year contract PDF Print E-mail
Written by MARIE THOMAS BAIRD/Sentinel Education Editor   
Thursday, 27 March 2014 05:53
Bowling Green teachers have a three-year contract due to the increasing health of the district’s budget.
The board of education on Wednesday unanimously approved the deal with the Bowling Green Education Association.
The agreement will run from July 1 to June 30, 2017.
The current one-year contract expires June 30. The deal was reached in one day.
“We’re happy that both sides reached an agreement pretty quick,” said board President Steve Cernkovich.
Superintendent Ann McVey called it “a focused collaborative discussion with the financial well being of the district in mind.”
The 198 teachers will receive a salary boost of 2.25 percent for each of the three years of the contract.
Longevity increases were not part of the deal, according to Treasurer Rhonda Melchi.
Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:21
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