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Some of my friends are snowbirds. Snowbirds is the term for people who seasonally escape winter in Ohio to warmer places such as Arizona and Florida. Lucky ducks. Why might you ask why I called them lucky ducks? Ducks, such as ducks, mallards, pintails, teal and black ducks — to name a few —…

Holidays at the Manor House will return this season to Wildwood Preserve Metropark Dec. 4-12 with in-person tours of more than 30 decorated areas of the 30,000-square-foot mansion. Timed tickets and masks will be required this year for Covid safety.

The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce Parade Project Team and the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce Foundation have selected the winners of the 2021 holiday parade.

Giving Tuesday is here and the message the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce Foundation would like to extend is “Unleash Generosity.” This is a day that everyone should think about what they can do help others through a gift of time, donation, goods or a voice.

The club will meet Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the home of Miriam Martin, the Chouse, corner of Ohio 199 and Ohio 105, Pemberville. Special program for the evening will be the BGHS Madrigals introduced by Music Chair Donna Schmidt. Members are invited to participate in the Christmas Cheer Cup Tra…

MILLBURY — Lake Local Schools will join a lawsuit against EdChoice, which provides vouchers for students at under-performing public schools to attend private institutions.

Santa Claus waves from a float at the four corners in Bowling Green during the annual Holiday Parade Saturday.

Our vegetable gardens have been harvested and the beds readied for next spring. Apples, pears, and other fruit are stored for the long, cold winter. Thanksgiving is just around the corner. For many of us, it is a trip to the grocery store to purchase additional food to supplement our Thanksg…

PERRYSBURG — Penta Career Center will host its annual Career Night on Dec. 6 from 6-8 p.m. at its campus located at 9301 Buck Road in Perrysburg Township.

The City of Bowling Green is accepting scholarship applications in the memory of Lyle B. Wright and Richard H. Gorsuch for their exemplary leadership in public power. The nominee will be reviewed by the American Municipal Power Selection Committee.

TOLEDO — The Nativity Festival at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 428 North Erie St., will be open Friday-Dec. 18, Thursdays and Fridays 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays noon-4 p.m.

Maria Simon talks to kids at the Wood County District Public Library Thursday morning during storytime. The in-person storytimes resumed this week at the Bowling Green and Walbridge branches, for the first time indoors since March 2020 and the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Walbridge sto…

If you live on the east side of town, they’ve been hard to miss — the bright orange signs that say “Detour: Thurstin Avenue.” The signs direct drivers away from the street that divides town and campus, where Bowling Green State University’s Administration Building is coming down to allow for…

Phoebe Schramm, 7, reads a McGuffey Reader with her second-grade classmates from Crim Elementary Wednesday morning inside the Little Red Schoolhouse on the Bowling Green State University campus. Students dressed in old-fashioned clothes and carried lunches in pails. The children explored how…

Dancers with Julie’s Dance Studio entertain Thursday evening at the Stroh Center during halftime of the Bowling Green State University women’s basketball game. The kids were dancing part of “The Nutcracker … All Jazzed Up,” which will open Friday and run through Sunday at Owens Community Col…

Kris Swihart looks over the display table at the Portage Valley 4-H Club’s 75th anniversary celebration on Oct. 16 at Pemberville Legion Hall. Swihart is a past adviser of the club. There were door prizes, cake and ice cream and a DJ.

Dan Price is a friendly former hockey player with a big personality, and his family cabbage roll recipe is a favorite for big holiday gatherings.