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Family Fun..........................Page 3 Great Lakes Museum.......Page 13 Biggest Week in Birding..Page 14 Fishing Outlook.................Page 27 Statewide Issue 2014 www.presspublications.com Volume 26, No. 1

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Advertisers’ Index African Safari Wildlife Park…………7 Amos Motor & R.V…………..…….12 Archbold Chamber of Commerce.….11 Bayshore Supper Club…………..….2 Bench Farms………………………27 BJ’s Hide A Way…………………….2 Blackberry Corner Tavern……........15 Bono Tavern………………….…….2 Candy Cane Christmas Shoppe.........11 DG’S Soft Serve……………..…….15 Gladieux “Do It Best” Home Ctr.…..27 Hayes Presidential Center………......5 Hidden Hills Golf Club……….....….15 Historic Lyme Village…………...….31 Iron Skillet…………………....……..2 Joe’s Pizza & Kitchen………....…….14 Lake Erie Shores & Islands…..…….25 Mancino’s Pizza & Grinder…….…….2 Maumee Bay General Store…….…..14 Maumee Bay Lodge and Conf. Ctr.......5 Meinke Marina…………….………25 Oregon Inn…………………...……..2 Oregon, City of…………….……….32 Our Lady of Toledo Shrine…..……..30 Pearson Metropark….………..……30 Sauder Village……………………..11 Seneca Caverns……………………31 Sorrowful Mother Shrine….……….31 The Barn Restaurant……….……….2 Thompson’s Nautical Gift Shoppe.…12 Toledo Lighthouse Festival…........….5

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The Toledo Zoo will open its dynamic new exhibit, Penguin Beach, May 23. (Photo courtesy of The Toledo Zoo/Abigail Shirley)

Family Fun Spots Things to do and see

Toledo Museum of Art The Toledo Museum of Art features one of the finest and most diverse collections of artwork in the country, including treasures ranging from ancient Egypt to contemporary art – glass, sculpture, European and American painting, African and Asian art, graphic arts and decorative arts. Other highlights include the Sculpture Garden outside and the architecturally renowned Glass Pavilion, located across Monroe Street. Through July 6, the museum showcase, “In Fine Feather,” an exhibition that highlights the intersection of natural science and art in the pursuit of describing and identifying birds. Future exhibits include “The Art of Video Games” June 19-Sept. 28; “The Great War on the Front Line” July 25-Oct. 19 and the 95th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition Nov. 21-Jan. 3, 2015. 2445 Monroe St., Toledo 419-255-8000 or 800-644-6862, www.toledomuseum.org

exhibits featuring more than 6,000 mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds and invertebrates representing over 750 species. Each year, nearly 1 million people visit the zoo to experience the wonders of the natural world, stroll the scenic grounds and explore the historic WPA-era buildings. FamilyFun magazine recently names the Toledo Zoo second in the nation. Zoo highlights include the Arctic Encounter, the Africa! exhibit, Nature’s Neighborhood children’s area and more. Join the zoo in 2014 for a year-long celebration of flight, including cool experiences that bring you closer to everything that flies, including flying reptiles in the Reptile House and the new Penguin Beach, set to open May 23. 2 Hippo Way, Toledo 419-385-4040, www.toledozoo.org

Imagination Station

The Imagination Station – Toledo’s hands-on science museum – promises to immerse visitors of every age in a multi-sensory experience that’s as fun as it is educational. Defy gravity as you ride the High Toledo Zoo The Toledo Zoo is recognized Wire Cycle 20 feet above the atrium; as one of the world’s most complete or visit the Learning Worlds designed zoos, and one of the region’s top family destinations. It boasts innovative Continued on page 4

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to focus on a specific science genre – Energy Factory, Mind Zone, Water Works, Little Kidspace, and more. A number of special exhibits and events are planned throughout the year, including “Titanic, The Artifact Exhibition,” which runs through June 15. One Discovery Way, Toledo 419-244-2674, www.imaginationstationtoledo.org

Toledo Botanical Garden Originally consisting of 20 acres donated by George P. Crosby to the City of Toledo, Toledo Botanical Garden now encompasses more than 60 acres of beauty, tranquility and opportunities for exploration and reflection. It is currently a public/private partnership between Metroparks and the non-profit Toledo Botanical Garden Board, Inc. in collaboration Toledo Botanical Gardens is a 20 acre living museum for plants including English border, aquatic, herb, rose, dahlia, grass, and more. (Photo courtesy with the City of Toledo. A living museum for plants, of Destination Toledo) Toledo Botanical Garden’s notable gardens include shade, perennial, English border, aquatic, herb, rose, dahlia and grass, among others. Special events include the Spring Things to do and see Plant Sale (May 9-11), Crosby Festival of the Arts (June 28-29), summeroffers o 2,000 ccruises upriver time jazz concerts, Peter Navarre Day s p slot machine past elegant (Sept. 7) and Heralding the Holidays a table game eestates and and (Dec. 5-7). p y positions, a yacht clubs, 5403 Elmer Dr. Toledo s o sports bar, resor down river 419-536-5566, www.toledogarden.org t ttoward Lake taurants and a E an entertainErie. Special m ccruises ment lounge. inTony Packo’s Café clude “Discover the River,” “Fall Tony Packo’s is famous for its Blvd To Toledo Color,” “Sunset and City Lights” and H u n g a r i a n - 777 Hollywood Blvd., “Halloween Rides for Kids.” s style hot dogs, www.hollywoodcasinotoledo.com Promenade Park f its hot dog for Jefferson Avenue & Water Street, Toledo b buns signed The Butterfly House b movie stars, by Hundreds of live butterflies from 419-537-1212, o other celebri- North America, Central America www.sandpiperboat.com t ties and U .S. a and Asia can P Presidents and b seen in a Sundance Kid Drive-In be f its frequent for Spend an evening under the stars b beautiful inm mention by d door garden at the Sundance Kid Drive-in, locatToledo’s Jamie Farr on the TV series s setting. Open ed across from Pearson Park. FirstM*A*S*H. M a y - A u g u s t , run films are offered April through In addition to the flagship eatM o n d a y - October. The `50’s-style drive-in has ery, Packo’s has a location across S Saturday 10 all the nostalgia and the best in FM from Fifth Third Field in downtown a a.m.-5 p.m. and stereo sound. A concession stand and Toledo, home of the Toledo Mud S Sunday noon-5 Hens. b Th p.m.; S September, Thursday-Saturday 1902 Front St., Toledo 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 800-366-4218, www.tonypackos.com p.m., and weekends noon-5 p.m. in October. Hollywood Casino Toledo 11455 Obee Rd., Whitehouse 419Penn National Gaming extends the 877-2733, red carpet to Hollywood Casino Toledo, www.butterfly-house.com located just off I-75 on the banks of the The Sundance Drive-In. Maumee River. Sandpiper Boat The casino, which opened last year, Continued on page 6 The 100-passenger canal boat replica

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Toledo Lighthouse Waterfront Festival July 12th 10-8pm & July 13th 11-5pm Maumee Bay State Park

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Just 10 miles east of Toledo, Maumee Bay combines the natural wonders of its Lake Erie setting with surprising value for families and groups. • Full-service Lodge with charming rooms, plus 2- and 4-bedroom cottages with kitchens, fireplaces and bunkrooms • Year-round recreation, ranging from hiking, biking and birding trails to links-style golf course, marina, fishing and indoor/outdoor pools

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the Butch Cassidy Canteen, an outside concession wagon are available. 4500 Navarre, Oregon 419-691-9668, www.greateasterntheatres.com

Green spaces • Metroparks of the Toledo Area preserves many of Lucas County’s most unique natural areas, from the Oak Openings to the Lake Erie coastal zone. Locally, Pearson Metropark, located at 761 Lallendorf Rd., Oregon, i is one of t the last remaining s stands of the G Great Black S Swamp, a notorious f forest that o once blank keted much o Northwest of O Ohio. The t thick woods and location close to Lake Erie make Pearson a favorite stopover for a wide variety of migrating birds. The park includes pedal boat concessions (Memorial Day through Labor Day), ball diamonds, tennis courts, an 1800s Black Swamp cabin and a newly renovated playground. Open 7 a.m. until dark every day; extended hours for winter recreation. Metroparks of the Toledo Area 419-407-9700, www.metroparkstoledo.com. • Maumee Bay State Park, located at Cedar Point and North Curtice roads along the Oregon-Jerusalem Township border, offers a two-mile elevated boardwalk plus an observation tower amidst swamplands, marsh, scenic meadows and woods that are teeming with wildlife and birds. The park features lakeshore and inland beaches, a marina and a conference center and resort hotel that also has a golf course and rental cabins. 419-836-1466, www.maumeebaystateparklodge.org. • The Wood County Park District oversees several park facilities in the county, including Cedar Creeks Preserve, a 42-acre tract located east of Walbridge where Woodville Road (SR 51) crosses Walbridge Road. The park includes hiking trails, a footbridge, picnic tables, restrooms and an information kiosk. 419-353-1897, woodcountyparkdistrict.org

Schedel Gardens features a Japanese garden complete with Torii, waterfall, pools, lanterns, bridges and a pagoda. (Maumee Bay Press photo by Ken Grosjean)

Family Fun Spots Things to do and see

• The Sandusky County Park District operates 10 facilities, including the 93-acre Wolf Creek Park, 160-acre Blue Huron Reserve, the Mull Covered Bridge, the 310-acre Creek Ben Farm and others. White Star Park, located south of Gibsonburg on SR 300, has a quarry up to 40 feet deep that is used by scuba divers throughout the region as well as for non-power boating and fishing; a beach with changing rooms and a concession stand, and a campground located across from the park’s main entrance that has electric and water hookups and primitive campsites on a reservation basis. In addition, the park offers picnic tables, grills, well water, restrooms, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, playfield, nature trails, mountain bike trails, shelters, day camp area and more. 419-334-4495, 1-888-200-5577, www.lovemyparks.com • East Harbor State Park, 1169 N.

Scuba Diving at White Star Park.

Buck Rd off SR 269 in Marblehead, on the shores of Lake Erie. The park has unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation. Boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking and camping are popular while nature enthusiasts will enjoy the abundance of waterfowl, shorebirds and other species of wildlife found in the park’s scenic wetlands. 419-734-4424, 1-866-664-6727, www.eastharborstatepark.org • Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, 110 Lighthouse Dr., Marblehead. One of Lake Erie’s best known and most-photographed landmarks, the lighthouse is one of Ohio’s newest state parks. The grounds surrounding the lighthouse offer excellent picnicking and views of Lake Erie, Sandusky Bay, Kelleys and South Bass Islands and Cedar Point. The park is open year-round. The Keeper’s House, the oldest surviving home in Ottawa County, o offers visitors t the chance to e experience the h history of lighth house keepers. T The 1822 home w the residence was o the first three of k keepers of the o oldest continuall operated lightly Continued on page 8

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house on the Great Lakes. Throughout the year, nearly 1 million people visit the park and 20,000 will climb the 77 steps to the top. Tours of the on-site keeper’s house museum are conducted in the afternoons Monday through Friday from the day after Memorial Day until the Friday before Labor Day. In addition to the regular season, an annual lighthouse festival is held the second Saturday in October. 419-734-4424 ext. 2, dnr.state.oh.us/parks

Schedel Arboretum The Schedel Arboretum was home to Joseph and Marie Schedel for more than 50 years before opening to the public in 1991. The arboretum has more than 17 scenic acres that border along the Portage River just outside of Elmore. See gardens of nearly 20,000 annuals, r roses, perenn nials, irises a and lilies, i including a J Japanese gard den complete w with Torii, waterfall, p pools, lant terns, bridges a and a pagoda. A number hb off speciall exhibits and events are planned throughout the year, including exhibits in the Trellis Gallery, which has become a showcase for local artists. Group tours of the grounds and mansion are available by appointment. Regular hours are May-October, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 12-4 p.m. Closed Mondays. 19255 W. Portage River South Rd., Elmore 419-862-3182, www.schedel-gardens.org

Religious sites Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto The grotto at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Genoa is constructed of “tufa,” fossilized vegetation found in the “blue hole” at Castilia, O. A ground-level statue of a praying Saint Bernadette Souberious looks up admiringly at Our Lady. The grounds include a small altar, an adjoining bell tower of tufa, arches and outdoor Stations of the Cross in hand-carved Italian bronze. 204 S. Main St., Genoa, 419-855-8501

The African Safari Park in Port Clinton.

Family Fun Spots Things to do and see

Our Lady of Toledo Shrine Our Lady of Toledo Shrine is a place of prayer, quiet reflection and healing. All faiths are welcome. The garden and well are open during daylight hours. 655 S. Coy Rd., Oregon, 419-697-7742 Holy Rosary Cathedral Visitors will be moved by the beauty of the cathedral’s Old World style, and by the visual strength of its symbol as the primary church of Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo. The cathedral is Spanish Plateresque in design – the only one of its kind in North America. Thousands have been inspired by the graceful beauty of its piers and arches; by the richly decorated nave ceiling with scenes from the Old Testament, the halfdomed apse embellished by frescoes in the Keim process, and by one of its most striking gems, the Rose Window, which sparkles and radiates in the changing light of the eastern sun.

Holy Rosary Cathedral

2535 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo 419-244-9575, rosarycathedral.org Sorrowful Mother Shrine The Sorrowful Mother Shrine features 120 acres of wooded splendor, plus 40 points of interest including grottos, the Sorrowful Mother Chapel, Pieta Outdoor Chapel, plus the Stations of the Cross. Founded in 1850, the original shrine is the oldest place of pilgrimage dedicated to Mary in the Midwest. Cafeteria, picnic area and gift shop available. Handicap accessible. There is no cost, however freewill offerings are accepted. 4106 SR 269, Bellevue 419-483-3435, www.sorrowfulmothershrine.org

African Safari Park Come for a day of fun, education and entertainment at African Safari drive-through safari, home of more than 400 of the world’s most beautiful and exotic animals. Safari fun also includes camel and pony rides, entertaining and educational animal shows, pig races, a gift shop, picnic facilities, a snack bar and café and grill. Open through Nov. 3 (subject to change). Open daily rain or shine. 267 S. Lightner Rd., Port Clinton 800-521-2660, www.africansafariwildlifepark.com Continued on page 9

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Family

Fun Spots Things to do and see Continued from page 8

Cedar Point The ideal location for a getaway, with more than 150 rides, shows, and attractions, Cedar Point will offer new and exciting experiences for the family when it opens for the 2014 season May 10. Two new rides and general midway improvements will greet visitors, including the new Pipe Scream thrill ride, which will rock and roll riders on over 302 feet of track, flying 43 feet above the midway at 43 mph, twisting and spinning on what’s being called “the best of a roller coaster and a flat ride in one.” Across from Pipe Scream, take flight on Lake Erie Eagles, a unique experience that is an updated version of a classic thrill ride. Riders will sit in one of eight “eagles” suspended from arms 28 feet in the air. As the ride spins, the eagles will swing outward – and riders have the unique opportunity to control their flight experience from mild to wild. In September and October, HalloWeekends offer even more screams, as amusement park thrills combine with spooky chills for family-friendly fun during the day and terrifying nighttime frights. Open May 10 through Sept. 1 daily, then weekends (Fri. evenings, Sat. & Sun.) through Nov. 2. 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky 419-627-2350, cedarpoint.com

The Ghostly Manor Thrill Center is a multi attraction family entertainment center. (Photo courtesy of Lake Erie Shores and Islands)

Soak City Splish splash till your heart’s content at Soak City, an 18-acre waterpark next to Cedar Point. In addition to Splash Zone, a huge bucket and multi-story play area, visitors will enjoy Breakers Bay, a half-million gallon wave pool; body slides; tube slides and inner tube rivers. Choo-Choo Lagoon and Tadpole Town offer big fun for little ones. For adults, there’s Bubbles Swim-Up Bar a special area with a hot tub. Soak City guests can also enjoy the sandy Cedar Point Beach on Lake Erie. Open May 24 through Sept. 1 1 Cedar Point Dr., (off US 6) Sandusky 419-627-2350, www.cedarpoint.com.

tracks, Challenge Golf and Skyscraper, a thrilling ride that spins riders in a circular motion 16 stories above the ground at speeds of 55 mph. Admission to Cedar Point or Soak City not required. Each attraction has a separate fee. Open May 10 through Sept. 1 daily, then weekends (Fri. evenings, Sat. & Sun.) through Nov. 2. 1 Cedar Point Dr., (off US 6), Sandusky 419-627-2350, www.cedarpoint.com

Ghostly Manor Thrill Center This multi-attraction family entertainment center was featured on The Travel Channel’s “Best Places I’ve Ever Been” and Forbes’ “Top 10 Haunted Attractions.”

Challenge Park Located between Cedar Point and Soak City, Challenge Park activity complex features the RipCord Skycoaster, two high-speed go-kart

Castaway Bay The Caribbean meets Sandusky at Cedar Point’s Castaway Bay. Upon entering this lush indoor waterpark resort, the tropical theme will give guests the feeling they have just landed on an island paradise. Castaway Bay features 237 hotel rooms and suites including familyoriented units, a 38,000-square-foot indoor waterpark with water activities for all ages, a day spa, fitness center, arcade, a craft and child activity center, restaurants, retail shops and adjacent marina. 2001 Cleveland Rd. (US 6), Sandusky 419-627-2500, www.castawaybay.com

Cedar Point’s Gemini.

Fun at Soak City.

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Great Wolf Lodge. Continued from page 9

Experience a scary haunted house, Ohio’s fastest virtual roller coaster, interactive 3D blacklight miniature golf, an ice skating rink, bounce houses for those under 12 and an indoor play area. Special events include A Lake Erie Mud Run in July, a Lake Eerie Fearfest in October and a Winter Wonderland Walk-thru in December. Open year-round. Call for hours. 3319 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky 419-626-4467, ghostlymanor.com

Glacial Grooves The world’s largest accessible glacial grooves, these scars in the limestone bedrock were carved 18,000 years ago by the ice sheet that covered part of North America. Open yearround during daylight hours. Division Street, Kelleys Island ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/places/nw08

Great Wolf Lodge Great Wolf Lodge is an all-suites, full-service, indoor waterpark resort featuring a Northwoods atmosphere and family-friendly amenities including a 41,000-square-foot indoor entertainment area featuring a grand-scale waterpark, spacious outdoor pool, arcade, fitness room, kids’ arts and crafts center, restaurants, gift shop and performing Great Clock Tower. 4600 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky 800-641-WOLF (9653), www.greatwolf.com/sandusky/waterpark

Kalahari Resort Kalahari Waterpark Resort features body boarding, a water coaster, a lazy river, individual and group racing slides and wave, basketball and toddler pools. Catch some rays at Kalahari’s outdoor pool complex from Memorial Day through Labor Day (weather permitting). The resort also offers cabanas, spa treatments, five unique shops, indoor glow golf, arcade games, food and spirits and a pottery painting shop. Call for day pass information. 7000 Kalahari Dr. (off US 250), Sandusky

The world’s largest accessible glacial grooves can be seen at Kelleys Island.

Family Fun Spots Things to do and see

877-KALAHARI(525.2427), www.KalahariResorts.com/oh

Monsoon Lagoon Waterpark Monsoon Lagoon waterpark and family entertainment complex features aquatic adventures including six waterslides, a lazy river, an adult pool with swim-up Tiki bar, and Adventure Island Tree House with 17 levels. Miniature golf, bumper boats, grand prix cars and a gaming arcade round out a day of family fun. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends. Routes 2 & 269 (1530 S. Danbury Rd), Port Clinton 419-732-6671, monsoonlagoonwaterpark.com

Seneca Caverns Go caving at “The Caviest Cave” where you can walk natural stone

Seneca Caverns

steps and pathways through “the earth crack” and past the Ole Mist’ry River. Pan for gemstones at Seneca Mining Company. Open Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in May; Memorial Day through Labor Day daily 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and September through mid-October weekends 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The last tour departs one hour before close. 15248 E. Twp. Rd. 178 (off SR 269 S), Bellevue 419-483-6711, senecacavernsohio.com

Lakeside Chautauqua Lakeside, the Chautauqua on Lake Erie, is a family destination that has pioneered the act of nurturing mind, body, and spirit for more than Continued on page 12

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135 years. Lakeside offers spiritual, educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities. Groups welcome year-round. ADA accessible. 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside 866-952-5374, www.lakesideohio.com

Lake Erie Islands Put-in-Bay/South Bass Island For nearly 150 years, the Victorianera village of Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island has been attracting visitors who come to enjoy family fun activities, outdoor recreation and a large variety of special events. Many start out with a narrated tour on the Island Tour Train. For those wishing to go at their own pace, there are golf carts, scooters and bicycles to rent. There’s plenty to keep kids entertained including a butterfly house, miniature golf, gem mining, cave tours, arcades, a carousel and go-kart racing.

Heineman’s Winery

419-285-2832, visitputinbay.com Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial The nation’s third-tallest memorial structure, the 352-foot tall column commemorates Oliver Hazard Perry’s victory over the British during the War of 1812, and the lasting peace between the U.S., England and Canada since that time. The visitor’s center features displays, a video theater, ranger talks and interpretive programs offered free of charge and a gift shop. 93 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay 419-285-2184, nps.gov/pevi Heineman’s Winery Founded in 1888, Ohio’s oldest family-owned winery offers tours, a tasting room and wine garden with light snacks. Tours include a visit to Crystal Cave, the world’s largest recorded geode, located directly below the winery. Hours vary; call or see website for details. 978 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay 419-285-2811, www.heinemanswinery.com Kelleys Island The largest American freshwater island on Lake Erie, Kelleys Island offers 600 acres of state park land, 17 miles of coastline, miles of trails for exploring and hiking, a fossil-filled quarry, wetlands, wildflowers and an expansive sandy beach, which are admired by nature-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike, especially during spring birding and fall monarch butterfly migrations. Located in the western basin of Lake Erie, the island’s scenery can be discovered by foot, bike, golf cart, or kayak. The downtown district is known for its shopping and entertainment, and its many historic homes and buildings have earned it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Glacial Grooves National

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Natural Landmark and Inscription Rock are two free attractions with historical significance. 419-746-2360, www.kelleysislandchamber.com Kelleys Island Ferry Boat The only daily passenger and automobile transportation to Kelleys Island from Marblehead, departing every half-hour during peak times. Available year-round, weather permitting. Late boats on weekends. There is a nominal parking fee. 510 W. Main St. (SR 163), Marblehead 419-798-9763, www.kelleysislandferry.com

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The National Museum of the Great Lakes. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)

New Great Lakes museum offers interactive exhibits and more East Toledo is now telling the story of the largest system of fresh water in the world--The Great Lakes. The National Museum of The Great Lakes, which opened in April, is located in the Toledo Marina building at the north end of the Marina District, just off Front Street. The Great Lakes contain 84 percent of all surface fresh water in North America and 21 percent of the world’s surface fresh water, according to the U.S. EPA. Interactive exhibits in five galleries recount the historical role this global resource has played in our country’s development, said Anna Kolin, the museum’s development director. The galleries are: • The Industrial Revolution: Describes the defining economic experience in our nation’s history. The Great Lakes made it possible to ship iron ore, coal and grain in a cost-effective manner; • Exploration and Settlement: Takes visitors on a tour from the days of the Voyagers, fur trappers and explorers to the early 1800s; • Safeguard and Support: Describes the role the lakes have played in our military history; • Shipwreck and Survival: Tells the stories of lighthouses and wrecks such as the Edmund Fitzgerald; • Technology and shipbuilding: Describes shipbuilding from pioneer days to the high-tech future.

While the museum’s scope spans all of the Great Lakes, Kolin says Toledo’s history with the lakes will be emphasized in “The Toledo Trail,” a scattering of more than 25 exhibits including what is believed to be the largest single pitch propeller ever cast at the time. The American Shipbuilding Company, a Toledo company, cast the 22-foot diameter, 22-ton propeller in 1958 for the S.S. John Sherwin steamship. While Toledo is highlighted, Kolin emphasizes the museum pays equal attention to all five lakes. Chris Gillcrist, museum director, described one of the most exciting exhibits when he gave a presentation to the East Toledo Club last May. He said a visitor will be able to take a simulated ride in a submarine down to the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald to explore the ship and the reasons it sank. The Fitzgerald is one of many hands-on exhibits. Another features a hand-operated bilge pump to give visitors real-time experience on keeping a ship afloat without mechanically powered pumps. Such interactive exhibits are a must today as museums try to compete in the high-tech gadget world we live in, Gillcrist said. The Fitzgerald exhibit alone cost about $250,000. The biggest expense has been to move the SS Col. James. M. Schoonmaker (once called the Willis B. Boyer) from its berth near the Anthony Wayne

Bridge to a new slip located adjacent to the museum. That $3 million cost was paid for by the State of Ohio. The ship, once the largest freighter on the Great Lakes, was built in 1911. It has been repainted and is an integral component to the museum experience. A number of special events will be held this year, Kolin said. They include a family fun day on July 4th with the viewing of Toledo’s fireworks from the deck of the Schoonmaker; an antique boat and classic car show Aug. 24 and 25; a clam bake on Sept. 20 and the Boo-on-the-Boat Halloween night in October. Adult tickets are $12 for admission to the museum and the Schoonmaker and $11 for children 6-18 and seniors over 65. The National Museum of the Great Lakes had been located in Vermilion, but Gillcrist said the Great Lakes Historical Society was looking for a site where it could expand and attract more visitors. Toledo was chosen because of its maritime history, the Schoonmaker museum ship, and the newly constructed but vacant Toledo Marina building. Access from the Veterans Glass City Skyway on I-280 and visibility were other factors. So were other cultural attractions such as the Toledo Museum of Art and Imagination Station. To learn more go to www.inlandseas.org

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Thousands of birding enthusiasts, arrive here from around the world for the spring migration. (Press file photo by Ken Grosjean)

Birding starts tourist season When the first migrating warblers fly in to the Lake Erie marshes, they are followed by the first wave of some 70,000 visitors from around the globe. Kim Kaufman, executive director of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory, said visitors from as far away as The United Kingdom, Ecuador, Panama, Canada and Alaska registered for workshops and tours during The Biggest Week in American Birding May 6-15, held at Maumee Bay State Park, Magee Marsh and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. The Biggest Week festival is the big draw during the warbler migration which runs from mid-April to mid-May. Birders flock to the Lake Erie marshes to see, photograph and add to their life lists a stunning array of colorful song birds. In 2011, they identified 231 species. The festival is not only a boon for birders, it also provides an economic boost to our area by kicking off the tourist season a month before the walleye, perch and bass fishermen descend on

the lake and the partiers flock to the Lake Erie Islands. Kaufman says the economic impact is estimated at some $37 million. But, the Biggest Week is about more than our enjoyment. It is about the birds. No birds, no festival. So, Kaufman and the staff at Black Swamp Bird Observatory see the biggest week as an opportunity to educate the public about the importance of maintaining bird habitat and the negative impact cats, improperly sited wind turbines, helium balloons and Chinese lanterns can have on birds. But, getting back to you—the birder or potential birder. The Biggest Week is full of workshops, field trips, guided tours and special events. Highlights this year included the showing of the movie “A Birder’s Guide to Everything” starring Sir Ben Kingsley, the Oscar Award winning actor. Kenn Kaufman, nationally renowned birding expert, author of numerous field guides and an Oak Harbor resident, worked as a consultant on the movie.

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Hidden Hills Golf Club, 4886 Sandusky CR 16, Woodville. 419-849-3693. Eighteen holes, 5,687 yards. Par 72. Pro shop, club rental, restaurant/snack bar available.

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Maumee Bay Lodge, 1400 State Park Rd., Maumee Bay State Park, Oregon. 419-836-9009 or 1-800-282-7275. Eighteen holes, 6,941 yards. Par 72. Pro shop, club rental, driving range, restaurant/snack bar available.

There are a number of golf courses in the Maumee Bay area with skill levels and price ranges to appeal to any hacker. Local courses include:

Oak Harbor Golf Club, 10433 CR 17, Oak Harbor. 419-898-1493 or www. oakharborgolfclub.com. Eighteen holes, 5,300 to 6,500 yards. Par 72. Club rental, driving range, restaurant, snack bar available.

Bayview Retiree’s Golf Association, 3910 N. Summit St., Toledo. 419-7268081. Twelve holes, 2,348 yards. Par 34. Snack bar available. Chippewa Golf Club & Pro Shop, 23550 W. SR 579, Curtice. 419-836-8111 or www.chippewagolfonline.com. Eighteen holes, 6,651 yards. Par 72. Pro shop, club rental and snack bar/restaurant available. Collins Park Golf Course, 624 Reinick Dr., Toledo, 419-693-1991. Nine holes, 2,797 yards. Par 36. Pro shop, club rental and restaurant/snack bar available. Detwiler Golf Course, 4001 N. Summit St., Toledo. 419-726-9353 or www.de-

There are over a dozen golf courses in the Maumee Bay region. twilerparkgc.com. Eighteen holes, 6,497 yards. Par 71. Pro shop, club rental, driving range and restaurant/snack bar available. Eagle’s Landing, 5530 Bay Shore Rd., Oregon. 419-697-4653 or www.eagleslandinggolfclub.net. Eighteen holes, 6,804 yards. Par 72. Pro shop, club rental, driving range and restaurant/snack bar available.

Crosswinds Golf Club, 8205 Fremont Pike (US 20), three miles east of I-75 in Perrysburg Township. 419-872-4653. Eighteen holes, 2,239-2649 yards, Par 33-35. Pro shop, driving range, restaurant/snack bar available. Sugar Creek Golf Course & Driving Range, 950 W. Elmore East Rd., Elmore. 419-862-2551 or www.sugarcreekelmore.com. Eighteen holes, 5595 to 6002 yards, Par 70. Driving range, snack bar available.

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The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition, “The Art of Video Games,” runs June 19-Sept. 28 at the Toledo Museum of Art. (Photo courtesy of The Toledo Museum of Art)

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Ongoing: Through May 11: “The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden,” Canaday Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art. Featuring 100 paintings, photos, drawings and sculptures of some of the most acclaimed European artists from the 17th to the 20th century. Through May 18: “Paper Roses: Garden-Inspired Works on Paper,” Works on Paper Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art. The exhibit looks at human interaction with nature, landscape, and garden design. www.toledomuseum.com. Through May 25: Varujan Boghosian, Wolfe Gallery Mezzanine and Gallery 18, Toledo Museum of Art. The Armenian-American artist’s poetic works incorporate unconventional objects, like children’s toys, ancient paper and shoes. Through June 15: “Titanic, the Artifact Exhibition,” Imagination Station Toledo, One Discovery Way,

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301 Jackson St., Sandusky. 419-6266111, merrygoroundmuseum.org. Sundays July 20-Aug. 10: Music Under the Stars, Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, 7:30-9:30 p.m. A Toledo summertime tradition featuring the Toledo Symphony Concert Band. Each show features a musical theme. www.toledosymphony.com. • Sept. 14-16 to Oct. 26-28: HalloWeekends, Cedar Point, 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky. Creatures of the night come alive at Cedar Point’s annual celebration of spooks and screams. www.cedarpoint.com. • Jazz in the Garden, Thursday evenings July 5-Sept. 6, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo, 6:308:30 p.m. Bring your chairs, blankets, cocktails, food, etc.! Enjoy some cool jazz during those hot summer nights. www.toledo-garden.org. • Pemberville Cruisin’ Nights, first Thursday of June, July, August and September, downtown Pemberville. • Saturdays and Sundays throughSept. 23: Telecast Harness Racing Raceway Park, 5700 Telegraph Rd., Toledo. 419-476-7751 or www.racewayparktoledo.com. • Genoa Super Cruise-Ins, June 24, July 29 and Aug. 26 in downtown Genoa, 6-8 p.m. Cruise-in will include food and ice cream, raffles to benefit local charities and music by Cruisin’ Zeake.

Toledo. See real artifacts recovered from the ocean floor along with room re-creations and personal stories. Engineering, physics and social studies are all addressed as you explore the science of Titanic. www.imaginationstationtoledo.com. Through June 22: “Venetian Glass Birds: Lino Tagliapietra, Gallery 2, May Glass Pavilion, Toledo Museum of Art, May 6-15: The Biggest Week in Toledo. A small exhibition of elegant, blown glass birds recently created by the distinguished Venetian maestro Lino Tagliapietra is programmed to celebrate the annual song bird migration through the marshes along the Southern shore of Lake Erie. www.toledomuseum.org. June 19-Sept. 28: “The Art of Video Games,” Toledo Museum of Art, Canaday Gallery. The exhibit shows the striking visual effects, player interactivity and creative use of new technology in games. “July 25-Oct. 19: “The Great War: Art on the Front Line,” Toledo Museum of Art, Gallery 18. July 28, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I (1914–1918). Nov. 21-Jan 3: 95th Toledo Area Artists Exhibit, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo. The juried, multi-media Toledo Area Artists Exhibition celebrates the best work being done by artists within a 150-mile radius of the Toledo Museum of Art. Free admission. www.toledoOngoing events at Fort Meigs museum.org. Through Dec. 31: “Ups and Downs” State Memorial Park. exhibit, Merry-Go-Round Museum, Continued on page 19

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The Merry-Go-Round Museum. Continued fron page 18

American Birding, Magee Marsh/ Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, SR 2, Oak Harbor. Visit the Warbler Capital of the World during the peak of spring migration. Activities include viewing warblers and other migrants, guided bird walks and bus tours, bird identification workshops, and more. 419-898-4070 or http://biggestweekinamericanbirding.com. May 9-11: Spring Plant Sale, Toledo Botanical Garden, Elmer Dr., Toledo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Featuring local plants, live entertainment, refreshments and more. May 9: Opening Night, Auto Racing, ARCA/Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Rd., Toledo, 7:30-9:30 p.m., 419-727-1100, wwwtoledospeedway. com. May 10: International Migratory Bird Day, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor. A fun-filled day of activities related to songbird migration, including bird-banding, guided walks, food and optics tents, carvers and live raptors. www.friendsofmageemarsh. org. May 10: Spring on the Farm, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Experience life in rural Ohio more than 100 years ago. www. saudervillage.org. May 10: Opening Day, Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio. Enjoy new and exciting experiences for the family in 2014. www.cedarpoint.com. May 17: Medical Mutual Dart Frog Dash, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. A competitive 5K run, noncompetitive 5K walk and a fun 1K run for kids. 419-419-385-4040 or www.

toledozoo.org. May 11: Mother’s Day Brunch and Celebration, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org. May 18: 18th Annual Oregon Fest, noon-6 p.m. Dustin Road, Oregon, O. This year’s theme “Plant, Nurture, Enjoy.” Parade (4 p.m.), living history exhibit, entertainment, music and more. www.oregonfest.net. May 16-17: Rally by the Rails, Loop Park, village of Walbridge. Carnival rides, games, food, live music, a beer tent. Saturday has a parade in downtown Walbridge, followed by a car, truck and motorcycle show, Power of Yesteryear Tractor show, a kiddie tractor pull, and an arts and craft show. www.walbridge-fest.com. May 16-17: Drums at the Rapids, Miniature War Gaming Conference, Fort Meigs State Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg. www.fortmeigs. org. May 23-25: Grand Opening Celebration, Penguin Beach and Flamingo Exhibit, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Enjoy the festivities and check out the new exhibits. Toledo Zoo, 419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo. org. May 24: Memorial Day Parade, downtown Toledo, 10 a.m.-noon. Parade starts on N. Summit Street, travels left on Jackson ending at Michigan. www. dotoledo.org. May 24-25: First Siege 1813, Fort Meigs State Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg. U.S. and British soldiers as well as Woodland Indians recreate historic 1813 battles at Fort Meigs. www. fortmeigs.org. May 24-26: Flower Day Weekend, Toledo Farmer’s Market, 525 Market St. (adjacent to the Erie Street Market), Toledo, rain or shine. A Toledo Memorial Day Weekend tradition and a kickoff to the 178th Farmer’s Market season, farmers will be on hand Saturday and Monday for “Market Days,” selling baked goods, produce, eggs, poultry, beef, yard art, crafts and, of course, flowers. On Sunday, “Flower Day,” more than 60 vendors will be selling their best plants, yard art, plant accessories and crafts. 419-936-ERIE or www.toledofarmersmarket.com. May 26: Memorial Day Commemoration, Fort Meigs State Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg. Join the staff and volun-

teers of Fort Meigs in honoring our nation’s fallen heroes. www.fortmeigs.org. May 30-31: Genoa Homecoming, downtown Genoa. Residents, former residents and visitors are invited to enjoy a parade, carnival rides, musical entertainment, beer tent, 5K run/ walk, fireworks and much more. The theme of this year’s homecoming celebration is “Classic Movies & TV.” www.genoaohio.org.

June June 1: 16th Annual British Return to Fort Meigs, Fort Meigs Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. View and vote on your favorite British vehicles, tour the fort, sample food and shop from various vendors. www.lebcc.org. June 6-7: Annual Village-Wide Garage Sale, downtown Oak Harbor, www.oakharborohio.net. June 7: 3rd Birthday Celebration for Lucas the Elephant, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Come celebrate the birthday of the zoo’s newest young resident, Lucas the Elephant. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo. org. June 7: Woodcock Walk, Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 7 p.m. Free. Discover the sounds of the marsh at night. friendsofmageemarsh.org. June 7: MetroBarks Festival, Swan Creek Preserve, Toledo, 9 a.m. Metroparks celebrates our finest companions in this 11th Annual Canine Festival, with entertainment, food, rescue/adoption groups and vendor booths. Bring your dog! There will be “tail waggin’ fun” for all ages. www. metroparkstoledo.com. Continued on page 20

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June 7-8: Historic Old West End Festival and Home Tours, Toledo’s Historic Old West End, (Robinwood/ Bancroft/Collingwood/Monroe), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Home tours, art show, antique car show, entertainment, kids’ activities, garage and antique sales, food court and more. www.toledooldwestend.com. June 11: Verandah Concert, Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland, Fremont. The evening starts with an ice cream social at 6:45 p.m., Followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and choose a spot on the lawn. www. rbhayes.org. June 11-15: Holland Strawberry Festival, Community Homecoming Park, 7807 Angola Rd., Holland. Food, crafts, rides, games, parade, contests, entertainment, bingo and more. www. hollandstrawberryfestival.org. June 12-14: 2014 Cherry Fest, downtown Whitehouse, Ohio. http://whitehouseohiochamber.com/cherry-fest. htm. June 14-15: Plane Fun, Toledo Executive Airport, 28329 Lemoyne Rd., Millbury, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Antique, classic and Warbird aircraft. Breakfast and lunch served. www.eaa582.org. June 14-15: Muster on the Maumee, Fort Meigs State Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg. See the evolution of the common soldier from the Roman Legionnaire through the 20th Century. Soldiers, artisans, and civilians give demonstrations throughout the weekend. Period military camps are open for visiting. Weapon demonstrations take place each day. See medieval knights on horseback or try your hand at the “pike college.” 800283-8916 or www.fortmeigs.org. June 15: Father’s Day Celebration & BBQ, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Treat Dad to a fun day with the family. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org. June 17-22: Dairy Days, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Guests can help make butter, ice cream, biscuits and watch cream-separating demonstrations. There will also be historic recipes to pick up and try at home. www.saudervillage.org. June 20-21: 140th Annual Northwest Ohio Volunteer Fireman’s Convention, hosted by Northwood Fire Dept. and Northwood Firefighters Assn. The two-day event will bring representatives of 288 member fire departments from around NW Ohio and SE Michigan to the area. Activities include a parade (June 21, 1:30 p.m.),

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The German American Festival runs August 22-24. (Maumee Bay Press photo by Ken Grosjean) kids’ activities, vendors, music and entertainment and more. 419-690-1647. June 21: Kids Fishing Day, Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Oak Harbor, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kids ages 5-12 are invited to learn the basics then go fishing. www.friendsofmageemarsh.org. June 21: Lakeside Chautauqua Season Opening Day, 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside. Lakesideohio.com. June 22: 35th Annual Portage River Festival, downtown Elmore (all day). Entertainment, flea & craft market, contests, Kiddy delicious food, antique cars, trucks, tractors and two-cycle engines on display and much more. The Elmore Depot will be open with model railroad displays, and historical memorabilia. The festival will welcome cyclists from Hostelling International riding on 10-, 31-, 62- or 100-mile excursions. www.elmorehs.tripod.com/419862-3552. June 25: Verandah Concert, Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland, Fremont. The evening starts with an ice cream social at 6:45 p.m., Followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and choose a spot on the lawn. www.rbhayes.org. June 27-29: Marblehead Summerfest 2014, James Park, Main & Francis streets, Marblehead. Free. Carnival rides and games, vendors, bake sale, live entertainment and more. 419-7984177, June 28-29: 49th Annual Crosby Festival of the Arts, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo. In addition to the artwork from over 230

artists, visitors will enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend, a selection of edibles, children’s activities, beer and wine available for purchase and more. 419-536-5566 or www.toledogarden.org. June 28: Focus on Fiber Arts, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Fiber exhibits, looms and spinning wheels on display, hands-on activities and wool-felting and dying demonstrations. www.saudervillage.org.

July July 3, 4 & 5: Woodville’s 4th of July Celebration, Trailmarker Park, Woodville. Parade, 5K race, car show, amusements, and fireworks. http:// homes.amplex.net/fourth/index.htm. July 3: Independence Day Celebration, downtown Oak Harbor. Small-town Independence Day fun. Gates open at 5 p.m. Food, entertainment, giant inflatables, a corn hole tournament, a duck race, kid’s games, 50/50 drawings, a beer garden and spectacular fireworks. Admission and parking are free. www.oakharborohio. net 419-898-0479. July 4: Red, White & Kaboom Fireworks, Promenade and Festival Parks, Toledo. www.redwhitekaboom.com. July 4: Independence Day Concert, Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland, Fremont, 2-3:30 p.m., Free and open to the public. Featuring music by the Toledo Symphony Concert Continued on page 21

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Band, along with costumed Civil War re-enactors www.rbhayes.org. July 4-6: Old Fashioned 4th of July, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A day filled with special activities from hand-cranked ice cream and old-fashioned games, patriotic songs and more. www.saudervillage.org. July 4: Independence Day 1813, Fort Meigs State Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg. War of 1812 soldiers and civilians will recreate this day through cannon firings, demonstrations, and hands-on activities for children. The highlight of the day is the 18-gun National Salute accompanied by toasts and fife and drum music starting at 2 p.m. A War of 1812 living history encampment, weapons demonstrations, and more take place throughout the weekend. www.fortmeigs.org. July 8-13: Lucas Co. Fair, Lucas Co. Fairgrounds, 2901 Key St., Maumee. www.lucascountyfair.com. July 9: Verandah Concert, Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland, Fremont. The evening starts with an ice cream social at 6:45 p.m., Followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and choose a spot on the lawn. www. rbhayes.org. July 11-13: Lagrange Street Polish Festival, Polish Village (Lagrange Street between Central and Mettler), Toledo. Featuring polka bands from across the Midwest, a variety of Polish food and delicacies, Polish (Pivo) and American beer, soft drinks and bottled water, a polka dance contest, a pierogi-eating contest, a children’s area with rides and games, and arts and craft vendors from across the region. 419-255-8406, ext. 304 or www. polishfestival.org. July 12: Fiddle Contest & Summer on the Farm, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A fun-filled event that allows guests to experience life on a farm more than 100 year ago. Activities include ice

cream-, butter- and rope-making demonstrations, a spelling bee, washing clothes on a scrub board and more. 800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage. org. July 12: NW Ohio Blues, Rhythm & Jazz Festival, Promenade Park, downtown Toledo. 2014 theme is “Feed Your Soul & Feed the Hungry.” www. toledofoodbank.org/NewsAndEvents/ BluesJazzFestival.aspx. July 12-13: Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Waterfront Festival, Maumee Bay State Park, 1750 Park Rd. #2, Oregon. Island music, fireworks, sandcastle-making contest, food, boat rides around the lighthouse, nautical arts and crafts, children’s activities, lighthouse photo contest and more. 419-691-3788 or www.toledoharborlighthouse.org. July 14-20: Ottawa Co. Fair, Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 7870 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor. King and Queen crowning, livestock exhibits, live entertainment, corn hole tournament, demolition derby, tractor pulls, rides, games, food, and more. www.ottawacountyfair.org/419-898-1971. July 19: Bugfest! Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, noon-4 p.m. Visit fun stations to learn about the fascinating world of insects. Earn a degree in bugology. Fun for the whole family and it’s free. www.friendsofmageemarsh.org. July 19: Explore the Crafts, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m.5 p.m. Try your hand at pottery, woodworking, blacksmithing, tinsmithing and more. www.saudervillage.org. July 19: Dragon Boat Festival, International Park (east bank of the Maumee River), Toledo. Children’s activities, live entertainment, festival food and competitive Hong Kong-style dragon boat races to benefit Partners in Education. www.partnerstoledo.org. July 19: Community Garage Sales, village of Pemberville. July 19: SoundTrek Live Music Festival, UpTown Arts & Entertainment District, Adams Street Corridor, Toledo. A local live music experience taking place at more than 10 venues. http://theartscommission.org/programs/soundtrek. July 19-20: 10th Annual African American Festival, Scott Park Campus, University of Toledo. Gospel, live entertainment, vendors, rides, parade and commences with a citywide praise and worship gospel celebration. www.

Ottawa County Fair, July 14-20. toledourban.com/TUFCU/AAF.aspx. July 23: Verandah Concert, Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. The evening starts with an ice cream social at 6:45 p.m., Followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and choose a spot on the lawn. www.rbhayes.org. July 25: Pizza Palooza, Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd., Toledo. Vote for your favorite pizza restaurant in this annual contest. July 27: Art on the Mall, University of Toledo, Centennial Mall, 2801 W. Bancroft, Toledo. The annual event draws art lovers, families, music fans and summertime browsers. www.toledoalumni.org. July 28: ADA Day, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Celebrate the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Ability Center of Greater Toledo will be on hand with information about services available for people with disabilities. Info: 419885-5733. July 26: GroveFest, Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes & Buckland, Fremont. Croquet play, entertainment, car show, fundraising auction and more. www.rbhayes.org. July 28-Aug. 4: Wood Co. Fair, Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green. Featuring agricultural displays, entertainment, food, demonstrations and more. www.woodcounty-fair.com. Continued on page 22

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Calendar of Events August Aug. 1: Rock `N Roar, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. The summer’s hottest dance party for the 21-andover crowd, featuring live bands and a DJ. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org. Aug. 6: Verandah Concert, Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland, Fremont. The evening starts with an ice cream social at 6:45 p.m., Followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and choose a spot on the lawn. www. rbhayes.org. Aug. 2-3: 31st Annual Doll & Teddy Bear Show & Sale, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Antique dolls, original dolls, teddy bears and modern collectibles and accessories, along with workshops and other activities. www.saudervillage.org. Aug. 7-10: 31st Northwest Ohio RibOff, Lucas Co. Fairgrounds, 1406 Key St., Maumee. Four days of the best national and local BBQ ribbers vying for your taste buds, national entertainment acts, amusement rides, vendors and more. Aug. 8-9: 24th Annual Hibernian Irish Festival, Promenade Park, downtown Toledo. http://aohtoledo.com/events/ festival. Aug. 13-16: Pemberville Free Fair, downtown Pemberville, O. Entertainment, contests, arts & crafts, parade, exhibitions and more. www. pembervillefair.org. Aug. 15-16: Maumee Summer Fair, Uptown Maumee, Conant St., Maumee. Parade, arts & crafts, entertainment, kids’ area, Bow Wow Bash and more. www.maumeeuptown. com. Aug. 20: Verandah Concert, Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland, Fremont. The evening starts with an ice cream social at 6:45 p.m., Followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and choose a spot on the lawn. www. rbhayes.org. Aug. 13-16: Rug Hooking Exhibit, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Rug hooking demonstrations, workshops and vendor booths. www.saudervillage.org. Aug. 15-17: 48th National TractorPulling Championships, Wood Co.

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Fairgrounds, 13800 Poe Rd., Bowling Green. www.pulltown.com. Aug. 16-17: 40th Annual Birmingham Ethnic Festival, Consaul Street between Front and Milford in Toledo’s Birmingham neighborhood. Take a trip to the Old Country and enjoy food, entertainment, crafts and more. www.birminghamethnicfestival.org. Aug. 16-17: 8th Annual Levis Commons Fine Art Fair, the Town Center at Levis Commons, Perrysburg. More than 125 artists and artisans will take part in this juried fair that will feature jewelry, ceramics, painting, glass, photography, fiber and more. Free admission and parking. www.theguild. org. Aug. 19-24: Sandusky Co. Fair. Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. www.sanduskycountyfair.com. Aug. 22-24: German-American Festival, Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon. Northwest Ohio’s oldest ethnic festival featuring nonstop music & entertainment. Shop at the Import Haus, dance or watch the stone-throwing contest. Enjoy traditional and modern German music, German-American foods and baked goods, continuous entertainment, a children’s Hummel look-alike contest, live glockenspiel, soccer games, free parking, children’s rides, Volkswagen raffle. http://www.gafsociety.org. Aug. 23: Barbershop Sing, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Featuring the Men of Independence, from Independence, O. www.saudervillage.org. Aug. 23-24: Life in Early Ohio, Fort Meigs State Memorial, Fort Meigs Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, Watch “lost” historic skills including blacksmithing, coopering and tinsmithing are just a few historic skills. www.fortmeigs.org. Aug. 30: Butterfly and Bug Festival, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Visit Nature’s Neighborhood from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a day of fun dedicated to the creatures that creep and crawl and float and flutter. Also, live spider feeding, crafts and activities inspired by the zoo’s buggy buddies. 419-419385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org. Aug. 30-Sept. 1: 56th Milan Melon Festival, Village Square, Milan, O. www.milanmelonfestival.org.

motorcycles and farm equipment, demonstrations, live entertainment, food, a large flea market and more. sc-r-a-p-inc.org. Sept. 2. 9, 16, 23 and 30: Senior Discovery Days, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Seniors are treated to free admission, great perks and activities every Tuesday during Senior Discovery Days and great discounts during the rest of the week. 419-419385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org. Sept. 5-7: 41st Greek-American Festival, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 740 N. Superior St., Toledo. A celebration of the Orthodox faith, Greek culture, entertainment, food, pastry and hospitality. www.toledogreekfest.com. Sept. 5-7: Black Swamp Arts Festival, downtown Bowling Green. More than 100 juried art displays from artists from around the country, plus food, music, kids’ activities and more. www.blackswamparts.org. Sept. 6: Grub N` Suds Motorcycle Festival, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Depot Park, Elmore. Sponsored by the Elmore Historical Society and A.B.A.T.E of Ohio Region 7, the festival will feature more than 1,000 motorcycles, a poker run, live bands, bike games and contests with lots of food and beer. elmorehs.tripod.com. Sept. 6: Butterfly Festival, Kelleys Island Historical Museum, 222-224 Division St. Free kelleysislandhistorical.org. Sept. 6-7: Pioneer Days, Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue. Travel back in time as history comes alive. Experience various aspects of life in the 1700s and 1800s. www.lymevillage.org. Sept. 7: Grandparents Day, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Grandparents are admitted free when they bring their grandchildren to the zoo. www.toledozoo.org. Sept. 7: “I Do at the Zoo,” Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo, 3-7 p.m. With more wedding professionals than ever in the beautiful Toledo Zoo setting, it’s a bridal show brides-to-be won’t want to miss. www.toledozoo.org.

September Aug. 29-Sept. 1: 26th Annual Sandusky County Restorers of Antique Power, Inc. (S.C.R.A.P.) Antique Tractor & Engine Show, White Star Park, SR 300, a mile south of Gibsonburg. Displays of antique tractors, engines, cars, trucks,

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Bottles used for liquor and alcohol (medicinal), recovered from former latrines at Johnson’s Island Civil War Prison, are part a new exhibit at the Hayes Presidential Center. (Photo courtesy of the Hayes Presidential Center)

Stepping Back

Historical Attractions

Museum of the Great Lakes Toledo’s newest Cultural and Educational Attraction opened April 26. Located at the base of the Veterans Glass City Skyway Bridge, the 18,500 square foot museum features artifacts, interactive exhibits and displays that highlight the cultural history and research of the Great Lakes. Exhibits include “The Great Lakes: A Powerful Force” theatre experience; a simulated submersible dive experience of the Edmund Fitzgerald shipwreck and the “Real Old Ironsides” touch experience. Toledo’s own role in the history of the Great Lakes is highlighted throughout the museum via a “Toledo Trail” icon, which may be found on nearly 25 artifacts and stories. The Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship (formerly the Willis B. Boyer) serves as an extension of the museum experience. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays noon-5 p.m. The Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship is open through Oct. 31 during museum hours, weather permitting. Parking is free; reasonable dockage rates are available for boaters. 1701 Front St., Toledo

Toledo Firefighters Museum The Toledo Firefighters Museum brings to life over 150 years of firefighting history and tells the tale of the heroes of the Toledo Fire Division. Located in the “Old Number 18 Fire House,” the display includes many large pieces of vintage firefight-

ing equipment, including an 1837 Neptune – Toledo’s first fire pumper. Lovingly restored by Toledo firefighters, the hand-pulled, hand-operated Neptune required a 20-man crew and could deliver about 300 gallons of water per minute. 918 Sylvania Ave., Toledo 419-478-3473 (FIRE), www.toledofiremuseum.com

Brandville School The Historic Brandville School, built in 1882, has been restored and is listed on the National Registry of Historical Buildings. It is now the cornerstone of the Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society. The complex houses a treasure trove of local history memorabilia and artifacts. The second floor houses an extensive Civil War display which includes the military uniform of Frederick Nims, close friend and confidant of General George Custer. Showcased is an original oil painting by Gilbert Gaul, depicting the Civil War Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays (excluding holidays). Call 419-6937052 to arrange tours for groups of four or more. No charge; donations accepted. 1133 Grasser St., Oregon 419-693-7052, www.ojhs.org

Historic Genoa The Town Hall looms over the village of Genoa, its bell tower visible for blocks. Originally built as the Genoa Opera Hall, it was constructed in 1883 and housed its first performance in

1886. The building immediately became the hub of activity in the village and council meetings are still held there. Built in the Gothic revival style, the structure features eight ornamental chimneys, and a hand-carved sandstone mask of Dionysius, the Greek God of theater, which rests over the main entrance. The second floor is used by Genoa’s Civic Theater. Genoa Privy, built to serve as Genoa’s first school, is believed to be the only brick outhouse on the National Register of Historic Places. Downtown Genoa www.genoaohio.org

Elmore Depot The Elmore Historical Society purchased 1860s Elmore Depot, along with 2.5 acres of land in 1981 and subsequently undertook an extensive renovation. The building now houses memorabilia from Elmore’s past. Visitors are invited to tour the cabin during special events, open houses and by appointment to learn of the trials and tribulations of early pioneers who settled the Black Swamp. 353 Ottawa St., Elmore 419-574-1559, www.elmorehs.tripod.com

Woodville Historical Museum Woodville Historical Museum, operated by the Woodville Historical Society, features materials and artifacts documenting the rich history of the small village located on the banks of the Portage River about 20 miles east of Toledo. Open March through December, Wednesdays and Fridays 2-4 p.m. Additional hours: June through August, Wednesdays 6-8 p.m. and by appointment. 107 E. Main St., Woodville 419-849-2349

Veterans Museum The North Coast Veterans Museum is a tribute to those who have served in the uniformed service of the United States, especially those who have lost their lives in combat or training. The dramatic and colorful military displays include weapons, uniforms, pictures, memorabilia, military accessories, tents and first aid from the Civil War to present. For hours and information, call 419-332-5912. 411 N. Main St in Williams Park, Gibsonburg Continued on page 24

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Hayes Presidential Center Original White House gates lead the way to the nation’s first presidential center and museum, – a tribute to 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes. The facility at Hayes and Buckland avenues in Fremont is built on 25 acres of the President’s beloved “Spiegel Grove” estate and includes his 31-room Victorian mansion, museum, library and burial site. The exhibit galleries house nearly 1,800 artifacts on permanent display, including exhibits devoted to President Hayes’s military service, his political roles and details of his personal life. A number of special events and exhibits are presented throughout the year, including Verandah Concerts and Ice Cream socials in the summer months, an annual Independence Day concert (July 4), a Civil War re-enactment (Oct. 4-5), a special Hayes train display in December and sleigh rides on the grounds (Dec. 26-28 and 30-31), weather permitting. 800-998-PRES (7737), www.rbhayes.org

Pemberville highlights Pemberville’s historic PemberFurry House and One-Room School takes visitors back in time to the 19th century. Featuring unique architectural details and authentic period furnishings, the house sits adjacent to the One Room School, where Pemberville’s youth learned “readin’ and writin’” at the turn of the century. Admission is free; these highlights are open by appointment from spring through fall. 324 E. Front St., Pemberville 419-287-3274 While in town, check out the restored railroad depot (circa 1881) at 215 Hickory St., with railroad and Pemberville memorabilia on display. Open May through October by appointment (419-287-4114) and during community events.

Wood County Museum The Wood County Historical Center and Museum’s many museum and outdoor exhibits help tell the story of the county’s rich history. More than 30 rooms cover historical elements from the native people of Northwest Ohio, the Black Swamp, Oil and Gas Boom, various clothing and decorat-

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ing styles, and trends in medicine, politics and government. Open Tuesday-Friday 9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m. through Oct. 31. Closed Mondays and holidays, and in November and January. Special extended holiday hours are available Dec. 6-19. 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green 419-352-0967, www.woodcountyhistory.org

Fort Meigs Memorial Park Fort Meigs, a War of 1812 battlefield in Perrysburg, features a reconstructed fort and museum. A replica of America’s largest walled fort, Fort Meigs offers several re-enactments featuring soldiers in period costumes throughout the year, such as Drums at the Rapids: Miniature Gaming Conference (May 16-17); First Siege 1813 (May 24-25); Memorial Day Commemoration (May 26); Muster on the Maumee (June 1415). The fort is open April through October. Museum is open year-round. Hours are Wednesday to Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg 800-283-8916, www.fortmeigs.org

Canal Experience Step back in time at the Canal Experience and discover what life was like along the Miami and Erie Canal in 1876. Visitors can experience what canal life was like aboard The Volunteer, a 60-foot boat replica of the time period. A two-mule team pulls the boat, while the crew handles the ropes and opens and closes the massive gates of the restored lock. See characters in period attire throughout the park. Other highlights include a visit to Isaac Ludwig Mill, The General Store, Scenic Providence Dam and Lock #44, one of the last functioning 19th century limestone locks. Shelter rental and boat charters are also available. Special events include Dads ride free on Father’s Day; a Centennial Celebration July 4; Canal Days celebration Sept. 13 and more. Providence Metropark, Old US 24 at SR 578, Grand Rapids 419-407-9741, www.MetroparksToledo.com

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three lighthouse keepers for the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on the Great Lakes. This structure was built by the same stonemason who built the Marblehead Lighthouse. 9999 E. Bayshore Rd., Marblehead 419-798-9339, www. thekeepershouse.org

Johnson’s Island The historic cemetery is the final resting place of more than 200 of 9,000 Confederate soldiers once imprisoned here. Cemetery open year-round, daily dusk to dawn. Gaydos Drive, Marblehead www.johnsonsisland.org

Ottawa County Museum Enjoy historical displays about Ottawa County including exhibits on Native Americans, early life and industries in Ottawa County, military history from the Civil War through WWII, Camp Perry, the “convict ship” Success and more. 126 W. Third St., Port Clinton 419-732-2237

Sandusky County Museum Located in Fremont, the museum is housed in a Victorian-style home built in 1884 as a wedding present for Carrie June, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David June upon her marriage to Martin Holderman. For many years, the home was known as the Holderman home, and remained in the family until 1942. Open May through November Wednesdays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m.; call for hours or to schedule an appointment. 514 Birchard Ave., Fremont 419-332-0303, www.sanduskycountyhistory.org Continued on page 25

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Merry-Go-Round Museum Located in the former U.S. Post Office, the Merry-Go-Round Museum celebrates the history of carousels, the carvers who made the intricate horses and other animals, and enthusiasts who enjoy them. There are only about 200 original wooden carousels remaining in the U.S. today. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, hours are Monday through

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Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday noon- 5 p.m. Off-season hours are Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m. 301 Jackson St., Sandusky 419-626-6111, www.merrygoroundmuseum.org

Sauder Village Connect with the past at Ohio’s largest living-history village located at 22611 SR 2 in Archbold. Enjoy guided tours, period craftsmen, hands-on activities like arts and crafts and several annual events including Spring on the Farm (May 10), Dairy Days (June 1722), Old-Fashioned 4th of July celebration, Fiddle Contest and Summer on the Farm (July 12). 800-590-9755, www.saudervillage.org

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Historic Lyme Village Explore the past as you tour the 16 buildings in this 19th-century village. Tours include an 1880s Victorian mansion, an 1836 farm home, log homes, barns, a one-room school, a general store and more. The village is also home to the Schug Hardware Museum and the National Postmark Collectors Museum and Research Center. Guided tours are offered June through August, Tuesday–Saturday 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Sunday 12–4 p.m. and Sundays in September from noon - 4 p.m. 5001 SR 4 (south of SR 113), Bellevue 419-483-4949, lymevillage.com

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All black bass (smallmouth and largemouth) must be immediately released from May 1 through June 27 of this year. Beginning June 28, the daily bag limit for bass is five, with a 14-inch minimum length limit.

Fishing Lake Erie outlook

Broad sizes of many species Lake Erie anglers can expect to enjoy another year of diverse fishing opportunities in 2014, according to Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) biologists. “While fishing success always varies among species and seasons, we expect that anglers will find success on the waters of Lake Erie this year,” said Jeff Tyson, Lake Erie fisheries program manager for the ODNR Division of Wildlife. “The lake’s population of walleye, yellow perch, black bass, white bass and steelhead remains stable, with a very broad distribution of sizes for each species.” Currently, the daily walleye bag limit is four and the daily yellow perch bag limit is 30 per angler in Ohio waters of Lake Erie until April 30. As a result of the 2014 quota allocation, the daily bag limit will be six walleye from May 1 through Feb. 28, 2015. From March 1, 2015, through April 30, 2015, the daily walleye bag limit will be four. A 15-inch minimum size limit is in effect during the entire season for walleye. The daily yellow perch bag limit is 30 from May 1 through April 30, 2015, with no minimum size limit. Lake Erie anglers can find walleye and yellow perch bag limit information at ODNR offices, in special publications at bait and tackle shops and online at wildohio.com. Walleye Ohio walleye anglers in 2014 will catch fish from the 2010, 2009, 2007 and 2003 hatches, with some fish from the 2011, 2008 and 2012 year classes. Walleye from the 2012 hatch will be present in the fishery with most individuals near or over the 15-inch minimum size limit fairly early in the 2014 fishing season. Walleye from the moderate 2010 hatch will range from 18 to 23 inches, while walleye from the 2007 hatch will be more than 20 inches. The 2003 and 2007 hatches are likely to carry most of the Central Basin fisheries. These walleye will contribute to the population that has a good number of fish over the 26-inch range. Large walleye from the strong hatch in 2003 will continue to provide “Fish Ohio” opportunities (greater than 28 inches), with this year class nearing the size

Steelhead Steelhead anglers should enjoy another year of great fishing in 2014 on Ohio’s Lake Erie open waters and tributaries. Peak summer steelhead action on Lake Erie can be found offshore from June through August between Vermilion and Conneaut, with catches measuring 17 to 29 inches. Most Lake Erie anglers troll for steelhead in deep waters using spoons with dipsy divers or downriggers until fish move close to shore in the fall. The daily bag limit remains five fish per angler from May 16 through Aug. 31, and two fish per angler between Sept. 1, 2014, and May 15, 2015. A 12-inch minimum size limit is in effect throughout the year. Pearson Metropark holds an annual fishing derby for kids. (Maumee Bay Press photo by Ken Grosjean) that may give Ohio a new state record walleye. Yellow Perch Expect good perch fishing in 2014, with the largest fish in the eastern areas of the Central Basin. Perch anglers should encounter fish ranging from 7 to 13 inches from the 2012 through 2007 hatches in this year’s fishery, with major contributions from the 2010, 2008 and 2007 year classes. Fish from the average hatches in 2007 will contribute fish in the 10 inch and greater range. In 2013, yellow perch fisheries flourished in the eastern portions of Ohio’s Lake Erie, and ODNR biologists expect this trend to continue into 2014. Black Bass Smallmouth bass fishing in 2014 is expected to be fair but improving. Smallmouth bass catch rates in 2013 were slightly below those seen in 2012, but were still some of the highest observed since the mid-1990s. Smallmouth bass caught should be an excellent size (14 to 22 inches, weighing up to 6 pounds). The best fishing for smallmouth bass will continue to occur in areas with good bottom structure, which is the available habitat across much of the entire Ohio nearshore and islands areas. Continuing the trend from previous years, largemouth bass fishing should be excellent in 2014. This emerging fishery is producing high catch rates and some large fish in nearshore areas and harbors across Ohio’s Lake Erie shoreline.

White Bass White bass continue to provide excellent seasonal fishing opportunities in the Maumee and Sandusky rivers and in the open lake. The 2014 catch will be dominated by fish from the 2012, 2011 and 2010 year classes. Fish from 2006 could be as large as 16 inches. Anglers should focus on major Western Basin tributaries during May and June and nearshore areas of the open lake during the summer. There is no daily white bass bag or size limit. Other species Bays, harbors and main lake shorelines offer excellent fishing for panfish, as well as the occasional northern pike and muskellunge in vegetated areas. Anglers are reminded that fishing conditions on Lake Erie can change hourly, and adjustments are often necessary to improve success. Anglers should take into account factors such as water temperature, cloud cover, water clarity, boat traffic, wave action, structure, currents and the amount of baitfish in the area. Updated Lake Erie fishing reports are available at wildohio.com or by calling 888-HOOKFISH (888-4665347). Information is available from ODNR Division of Wildlife staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the Fairport Harbor station (440-352-4199) for the Central Basin and at the Sandusky station (419-625-8062) for the Western Basin. Information on the ODNR Division of Wildlife’s Lake Erie research and management programs, fisheries resources, fishing reports, maps and links to other Lake Erie web resources are available at wildohio.com.

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Public Fishing Access Sites: Lake Erie anglers have great access to fishing in the Western and Central basins due to the numerous public boat ramps, private marinas and shoreline access areas. They also benefit from having the largest charter boat industry in the Great Lakes. The following are public access sites to Lake Erie in order of location, west to east. Other sites are available, but be sure that you aren’t fishing on private property without permission. See a complete map of public fishing waters of northwestern Ohio at www.dnr.state.oh.us. • Bayshore Access: Bayshore Road, Bayshore to Wynn Roads (one mile north of Cedar Point Road and Maumee Bay State Park). Call 419-4245000. • Cullen Park, off Summit Street in N. Toledo (end of 104th St.) • Maumee Bay State Park: 1400 Park Rd #1, Oregon. 419-836-7758. • Cooley Canal Public Access: Anchor Point Rd., Curtice. 419-8369185 • Metzger Marsh Wildlife Area: SR2 at Bono curve, Curtice. 419-4245000

• Meinke Marina West, 10955 Corduroy Rd., Curtice. 419-836-7774, www.meinkemarina.com • Meinke Marina East, 12805 Bono Rd., Curtice. 419-836-8610, www. meinkemarina.com. • Fenwick Marina, 10261 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor. 419-898-7009, www.fenwickmarina.com. • Lamberjack’s Marina, 10221 W. Locust Point Rd., Oak Harbor. 419898-1974, www.facebook.com/pages/ Lamberjacks-Marina/ • Toussaint River Marina, 4685 N. Toussaint South Rd., Oak Harbor. 330650-0746, www.toussaintrivermarina. com • Turtle Creek Marina & Campground, 10041 W SR2, Oak Harbor. 419-898-7745 • Turtle Point Marina, 10275 W. Lakeview Blvd., Oak Harbor. 419-8982003, www.turtlepointmarinaresort. com • Beef Creek Marina, 4385 N. Rider Rd., Oak Harbor. 419-898-1829, beefcreekmarina.com • Al’s Harbor, 9115 W. Long Beach Rd., Oak Harbor. 419-898-5346 Note: Several marinas also provide boat ramps for the public.

for a 20lb. Refill tax included

With Coupon expires 8/31/2014

5120 Navarre Ave. Oregon (419) 693-0601

Mon-Fri 7:30am-6:00pm Sat 8:00am-5:00pm Sun 10:00am-4:00pm

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Sports Sports of all sorts Toledo Mud Hens The Toledo Mud Hens, the Triple A minor league affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Detroit Tigers for 26 years, play home games from April through September at Fifth Third Field at 406 Washington St. in Toledo’s Warehouse District. Future major leaguers are among those on the team’s roster, and occasionally fans can see current major leaguers sent down for rehab or to better hone their skills. A number of special events, promotions and giveaways are held at games throughout the season, including fireworks, which are will be held after a number of games. At every Sunday home game, Hens players sign autographs and kids get to run the bases after the game. Pick up t-shirts, caps and all sorts of fan gear at the Swamp Shop, accessible from inside or outside the stadium. For a complete schedule, tickets or more info, call 419-725-HENS or visit www.mudhens.com.

Toledo Walleye The Toledo Walleye, an ECHL hockey league affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks, play from October until early April at the 8,000-seat Huntington Center in downtown Toledo. For a complete schedule, tickets or more info, call 419-725-WALL or visit www.toledowalleye.com or www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com.

ARCA/ Toledo Speedway ARCA/Toledo Speedway features ARCA-sanctioned, late-model stock car, factory stocks and sportsman racing Friday nights April through Sept. 20 at 5639 Benore Rd. off the I-75/ Alexis Road exit in Toledo. The speedway features a half-mile, semi-banked oval and quarter-mile figure eight in the middle. Events include the sportsman, figure-8, street stocks, winged sprint cars and 4-cylinder racing, special Kids Nights, smashing school bus figure-8 races and more. Other highlights include Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care May 18; Woodville Auto Finance Night of Destruction May 23; All American Coach/Hemelgarn Racing/Star Fitness Fastest Short Track Show in the World June 13, Burge Wrecking Night of Destruction Aug. 29 and more.

Fans can’t wait for the Mud Hens vs. Tigers. (Photo courtesy of Scott Grau) For more info about the speedway, call 419-727-1100, or visit www.toledospeedway.com.

Raceway Park Raceway Park, located at 5700 Telegraph Rd., Toledo, is open for simulcast wagering Wednesday through Monday, noon-midnight through June 30, 2014. Call 419-476-7751 or visit www.racewayparktoledo.com for more information.

Fremont Speedway The Fremont Speedway plays host to exciting open-wheel racing every Saturday night April through Oct. 18. Races at “The Track That Action Built” keep fans on the edge of their seats as 410 and 305 sprint cars and trucks battle wheel to wheel, sliding around the one-third mile semi-banked clay oval. For more info, a complete schedule or ticket information, call 419-3074241 (office), 419-333-0478 (track), or visit http://fremontspeedway.wix. com/speedway.

Summit Motorsports Park Throughout the season, top alcohol fuel dragsters and funny cars with 8,000 horsepower engines scream down the track at speeds up to 300 mph at Summit Motorsports Park, located at 1300 SR 18 in Norwalk. The park spends nearly a quarter of a million dollars on fireworks each year, sends more than 6,000 different race cars down the track, host some of the greatest stars in drag racing, and features racing’s most extreme vehicles – yet the number-one comment from guests is about Summit’s pound of Velvet ice cream for $1 – something owners the Bader family have been doing since 1987.

The 2014 season runs through Oct. 26. Tickets are available online for special events, including Cavalcade of Stars (May 16-18), Night Under Fire (Aug. 9), Monster Mopar Weekend (Sept. 12-14), Shakedown at the Summit (Oct. 3-5) and more. For a complete schedule and more info, call 419-668-5555, or visit www. summitmotorsportspark.com.

Eastern YMCA The Eastern YMCA, 2960 Pickle Rd., Oregon, offers a wide range of activities through a variety of facilities, including indoor and outdoor pools, an expansive double gymnasium, steam room and sauna, fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, three racquetball-handball courts, indoor running/walking track, youth and adult locker rooms, a KidZone nursery, and a sand volleyball court. For more info, call 419-691-3523, or visit www. ymcatoledo.org.

Bowling for – the fun of it Recreational or skilled bowlers looking to live life in the fast lane have several centers to choose from in the Maumee Bay area. Many of them offer glow bowling (luminescent balls rolled down lanes near darkness) as well as bumper rails for kids and newbie bowlers who need help to get rolling. Local lanes include: • Penny Jo’s Eastern Lanes, 3511 Woodville Rd. at I-280, Northwood. 419-691-8551, www.pennyjoseasternlanes.com. • Toledo Sports Center, 1516 Starr Ave., Toledo. 419-693-0687, www.toledosportscenter.com. • Tri County Lanes, 512 Lime St., Woodville. 419-849-3400. • 20th Century Lanes, 1284 S. SR 19, Oak Harbor. 419-898-8701.

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Shopping Area shops offer visitors dose of “retail therapy” If your visit to the area includes an afternoon (or more) of shopping, you’ll find local shops and malls have necessities and unique treats and one-of-a-kind treasures you’re looking for. BassPro Shops, 10000 Bass Pro Blvd, Rossford. 800-227-7776. The sights and sounds of the outdoors are brought indoors through museum-quality wildlife dioramas, huge murals and chandeliers depicting outdoor scenes, massive log and rock work, waterfalls and other water features, and aquariums stocked with native fish species. Bench’s Greenhouse & Nursery, 18036 W. SR 105 in Elmore features home and garden items, plants, fountains, statuary and much more plus fresh fruits and vegetables. 419-8623596. www.benchsgreenhouse.com. Beeker’s General Store, 226 E. Front St., Pemberville, is the place to go for old-time candy and unique gifts. 419-287-3274 or visit www.beekersgeneralstore.com. Bench Farms, at 9151 Jerusalem Rd., (SR 2) in Curtice features a greenhouse (April through October), roadside market (mid-July through October) and The Grainary gift shop (April through October). 419-836-9443 or www.benchfarms.com. Candy Cane Christmas Shop, 22897 U.S. 20 Alt., Archbold. Seven rooms, 10,000 square feet in an old renovated school. 419-445-5828. www. candycanechristmas.com. Chateau Tebeau Vineyard and Winery, 525 SR 635, Helena. Enjoy the fruits of owners Bob and Mary Tebeau’s labors, plus entertainment, food and special events. 419-638-5411 or www. chateautebeauwinery.com. The Country Cupboard, 120 West Madison St., Gibsonburg. Country and primitive crafts and home décor. 419637-3224. Gladieux Do It Best Home Center, 5120 Navarre Ave., Oregon. Home and building supplies, and one of the area’s largest model train O and O-27 gauge dealers featuring Lionel, K-Line Atlas and other products. 419-693-0601 or www.gladieuxhomecenter.com. Libbey Glass factory outlet at The Erie Street Market, 205 S. Erie St., Toledo. Open year-round. Call 419-2545000.

Packer Creek Pottery features one-of-a-kind, handmade Majolica pottery. (Maumee Bay Press photo by Ken Grosjean) Johlin Century Winery, 3935 Corduroy Road, Oregon was founded in 1870 by Jacob M. Johlin. Currently, 12 types of wine are produced and bottled annually. No tours. Closed Sunday. 419693-6288 or www.johlincenturywinery. com. Levis Commons, at the juncture of SR 25 and I-475, Perrysburg. Featuring fashion and accessories, children’s apparel and toys, books, jewelry, home furnishings and personal services. www.shopleviscommons.com. Mantiques, 341 Rice St., Elmore. Featuring a wide array of items including rare currency, men’s vintage clothing, artwork, WWII photos, sports memorabilia and more. 419-205-8734 or elmoremantiques.com. Meijer, 1725 S. Wheeling St, Oregon. 419-697-2064 or www.meijer. com. Neighborhood Resale Shop & Antique Mall, 104 Water St., Oak Harbor. Take a sentimental journey and discover ageless, unique and unusual items. 419-577-1066 or www.neighborhoodresaleshopandantiques.com. Menards, 3100 Brown Rd., Oregon. 419-693-0799 or www.menards.com. Mortise & Tenon Fine Amish Furniture, 105 W. Main St., Woodville offers Amish-made furniture, candles, art and more. 419-849-3412 or www. themortiseandtenon.com. Novelties & Nostalgia, 330 W. Main St., Woodville. Handmade arts and crafts, antiques and treasures and teas.419-350-0720. Once Upon A Tyme Antique Mall, 354 Rice St., Elmore. Two floors of quality antique furniture and collectibles. 419-862-3803. Packer Creek Pottery, 103 E. 8th St., Genoa. One-of-a-kind, handmade, colorful Majolica pottery including vases, dinnerware, lamps, jewelry, and more. 419-855-3858 or visit www.packercreekpottery.com. Pills `N Packages, 350 Rice St.,

Elmore, features health and beauty items, gifts and gourmet foods. 419-8622982. Red, White and Brew, 368 Rice St., Elmore. Coffee, ice cream, pastries and other goodies are offered with friendly conversation. 419-862-2220 or rwbrewelmore.com. Riverbank Antique Market, 140 E. Front St., Pemberville. Antiques and collectibles, used merchandise and more. 419-287-3373. Simple Gatherings, 18909 W. SR 51, Suite B, Elmore. Antiques, handmade candles, furniture, handmade dolls and wood crafts. The Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Suite 1599, Maumee. JC Penney, Dillard’s, Victoria’s Secret and more. 419-878-6255 or www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com. The Summer Kitchens Interiors, 4702 W. US 6, Helena. 419-638-4205. Thompson’s Land & Sea Shoppe, 6050 Navarre Ave., Oregon. A large array of nautical items, `50s and `60s memorabilia and more. 419-349-3343 or www.thompsonslandandsea.com. Toledo Farmer’s Market, 525 Market St., Toledo, offers bushels full of homegrown vegetables and fruits plus homemade pies, coffeecakes and sweets, Located in the historic Downtown Warehouse District. Open April through November. 419-255-6765 or visit www.toledofarmersmarket.org. Thyme for All Seasons, 22551 Walbridge Rd., Curtice. Antiques, Primitive handmades, wreaths, jewelry and more. 419-304-7381. A Variety of Shades, LLC, 1200 Oak Harbor Rd., Fremont. Interior design, gifts, flowers home accents and more. www.avareityofshades.com. Westfield Franklin Park Mall, the area’s largest shopping mall features anchor stores Macy’s, Dillard’s and JC Penney plus more than 100 other specialty shops. 5001 Monroe St., Toledo. 419-473-3317.

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Maumee Bay Year-round fun... Maumee Bay State Park and the Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center, located in Oregon, truly offer something for everyone all year long. Birders will find the park boasts a variety of easily accessible bird habitats. The Trautman Nature Center, staffed by a year-round naturalist, features interactive displays, an auditorium, viewing windows and a research laboratory. A two-mile elevated boardwalk trail winds through 80 acres of wetland habitat. There are also developed hiking trails. The plant life is diverse as well. The park boasts two sand beaches - one located on the Lake Erie shore and another lining the park’s inland lake. Lake Erie, known as the “walleye capital of the world,” offers some of the best fishing in the Midwest. The manmade inland lake near the lodge offers good pan fishing opportunities. Controlled hunting is permitted in adjacent Mallard Club Marsh Wildlife Area. Boaters will find plenty to enjoy at

The annual Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Festival, held at Maumee Bay State Park July 12-13 features boat rides, vendors, music, sand castle making and more. Maumee Bay, both on Lake Erie and on the inland lake. Maumee Bay also has an 18-hole golf course. The family campground features showerhouses, flush toilets, electricity and playground equipment. Pet camping is also permitted. During cold-weather months, the park is teeming with the thrills and spills of winter activity. The Quilter Lodge at the Resort and Conference Center features guestrooms with private balconies/patios, rac-

quetball courts, a game room, saunas, whirlpools, indoor and outdoor pools, conference and meeting rooms, a dining room and lounge, and a snack bar. For info about the park, which is located at 1400 State Park Rd., call 419836-7758. For info about the Resort and Conference Center, located at 1750 State Park Rd. #2, call 419-836-1466 (lodge front desk), 800-282-7275 for lodge/cottage reservations or visit www.maumeebayresort.com.

A Place of Prayer, Quiet Reflection & Healing

Our Lady of Toledo Shrine All faiths welcome! Chapel hours: 1 - 4 p.m. Daily protect life prayers: 2 p.m. Tuesday protect-life prayers: 7 p.m. Gifts of Love Gift Shop hours: 1 - 4p.m. Monthly First Saturday protect-life prayers at 2 p.m. Visit our gardens, Stations and rosary walk Well open during daylight hours

“The water in the Well will be refreshing and healing... All those who come to the Garden will be refreshed...”

655 S. Coy Rd. Oregon, OH In our gardens is the Pieta, a life-size Michaelangelo bronze.

www.path2life.org

(Just North of Navarre Ave.)

419-697-7742

ladytoledoshrine@bex.net

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Visit Bellevue for History & Adventure

“Let’s Go Caving”

Sorrowful Mother Shrine 4106 State Route 269 Turnpike Exit 110 Bellevue, Ohio 44811-9793 419-483-3435

sorrowfulmothershrine.org Handicap Accessible

2014 Special Events and Celebrations Calendar Discovered in 1872

Since 1933

A Unique Family Adventure

• Open Rain or Shine • 1 Hour Guided Tour

• Gemstone Mining • Hollowrock Gift Shoppe

Hours: Summer Daily 9 am - 6 pm Spring/Fall: Sat./Sun. 10 am - 4 pm

15248 E. Township Rd. 178 BELLEVUE, SR 4 or 269 S. & follow signs (419) 483-6711 www.senecacavernsohio.com Recommended by National Caves Association

Registered Natural Landmark

Historic Lyme Village 5001 State Route 4 (4 miles south of Ohio Turnpike exit 110) Bellevue, OH 44811 419-483-4949 • www.lymevillage.com Guided tours of sixteen 19th Century Buildings

Open June, July & August Tues. - Sat. 11am-4pm Sun. 12pm-4pm, Sun. only in Sept.

Outdoor Masses in Pieta Chapel begin May 10th through September 28. Call or see website for Mass times. Rural Life Sunday..................9am & 11am Mass May 18 Body & Blood of Christ............9am & 11am Mass June 1 Ephphatha Sunday.........................11:00am Mass June 22 Solemnity of the Precious Blood.............11:00am Masses July 1 Chaldean Pilgrimage......................12:15 Mass Sat. July 1 African American Sunday........................11:00am Mass July 13 Philipine Sunday..................................12:00 Noon Mass Aug. 3 C.PP.S. Companions....................................11am Mass Aug. 10 Assumption of the Blessed Mother........................................... .........................4:00pm Thurs. Aug. 14 & 11:00am Fri. Aug. 15 Hispanic Sunday................................12:00 Noon Mass Aug. 17 Slovenian Sunday..........12:00 Noon Mass in Slovenian Aug. 24 Polish American Sunday.......12:00 Noon Mass in Polish Sept. 7 Italian Sunday........10 & 12:00 Noon Masses in Italian Sept. 14 Solemnity of the Sorrowful Mother............................................. ................................................................11:00am Mass Sept. 15 Charismatic Mass & Healing Service .............12:30pm Sept. 21 Knights of Columbus Sunday..................11:00am Mass Sept. 28 Rosary for Life Sunday....................................11am Mass Oct. 5 Solemnity of St. Gaspar............................11:00am Mass Oct. 21 Christmas Dec. 25.........................................Call for Mass times REGULAR SCHEDULE OF MASSES, CONFESSIONS, DEVOTIONS Saturday evenings (vigil)...........................4:00 pm Sundays..................................9:00 am & 11:00 am Weekday Masses (Mon - Sat)...................11:00 am Confessions...................45 minutes before all Masses

SUNDAY AFTERNOON DEVOTIONS Beginning on Sun., May 4 through Sept. 28 Shrine Chapel 2:30pm

Melting Pot Cafe

2014 Calendar of Events Sat. & Sun., Sept. 6 & 7: Pioneer Days, 10-5 Sat., Oct. 11: Storybook Halloween Fri. & Sat., Dec. 5 & 6: Victorian Christmas Dinner*, 6:00 Sun., Dec. 7: Victorian Christmas Dinner*, 1:00 Sat., Dec. 27: Christmas of Yesteryear, 1-9 Sun., Dec. 28: Christmas of Yesteryear, 1-5 *Reservations Required

Open Special Sundays 11am - 1:30pm Reservations for 15 or more available with reservation. Call 419-483-3435 The Sorrowful Mother Shrine is staffed and operated by:

Missionaries Of The Precious Blood Shrine Ministry

Cincinnati Province

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Welcome to Oregon

Oregon on the Bay offers visitors access to the shoreline of Lake Erie, Maumee Bay State Park, Pearson Metropark, shopping, dining and lodging. Oregon is conveniently located as a gateway to and from Lake Erie, the Lake Erie Islands, Cedar Point and all of the attractions along the way.

The City of Oregon is a great place to visit, but an even better place to live! Sincerely, Mayor Michael Seferian Pearson Metropark Walking, running and biking paths, paddle boats, fishing, children's playgrounds, tennis courts, picnic areas, “Window on Wildlife” Exhibit, and Historic Johlin Cabin. Maumee Bay State Park Beaches, Boardwalk, picnic areas, bike paths, view of Lake Erie and Toledo Harbor Lighthouse, indoor/outdoor pools and play areas, lodge, cabins and restaurant. Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Waterfront Festival July 12-13. Maumee Bay Amphitheatre Performances on Saturday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Maumee Bay Nature Center Open Wednesday- Saturday 10a.m.-5p.m. at Maumee Bay State Park. South Shore Park/Haley Boardwalk Boardwalk on Maumee Bay, fitness trail, picnic area, children's playground and is near our Oregon Senior Center. Oregon Boat Ramp Launch for small craft and wave runners. Coontz Recreation Complex Baseball, softball, soccer, skate park, children's play area. Host of Ohio Softball Special Olympics September 13, 2014. Brandville School Historical school house open every Thursday from 11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m. or call for scheduled tours at 419-693-7052. Oak Shade Grove Host of Oregon “Boom Fest” featuring food, live music and fireworks at dusk Friday, July 4, 2014. Home of the German American Festival held August 22-24, 2014. Oregon Fest Sunday, May 18, 2014. Noon - 6pm on Dustin Rd. Rides, Entertainment, Food and Grand Parade at 4:00 p.m.

See additional events and updates at www.oregonohio.org City of Oregon, 5330 Seaman Road Oregon, Ohio 43616 419-698-7045


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