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p10 The area's best healthcare providers answer your questions!

Forever young? Navigating the road from toddler to Twilight Teen

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Ten is not enough

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A veteran finds peace in family — and fish!

Affordable class Cheddar's Casual Cafe delivers elegance you can handle

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16 mother mayhem Dancing on your knees

community snapshots what’s briefly happening new kids on the block exceptional families tween the lines calendar — compiled by Julian Garcia

marketplace

Making the most of what you have — by Mary Helen Darah

17 family planet Forever young?

Navigating the road from toddler to Twilight teen — by Rose Roccisano Barto

18 parent profile

Ten kids and counting

Veteran finds sanity in family and fish — by Laurie Wurth-Pressel

19 food fight

Frugal but sophisticated

Cheddar’s Casual Café delivers inexpensive elegance — by Rose Roccisano Barto

Zaidyn, 6 months, Elizabeth (Belle), 9, and Zane Wells, 8, of Fostoria Want your child to be our next cover kid? Send your photos to production@adamsstreetpublishing.com wth your child’s name, age and hometown.

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The area’s best healthcare providers answer p10 your questions!

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Capricorn KIDS Born December 21 to January 19 By Sue Lovett They come into the world wide-eyed and calm. They love to be touched and express their feelings openly. As toddlers, they walk around looking really smart, sometimes making you feel they know more than you do. They are curious and eager to be helpful, especially to older people. In school they are the teacher’s pet and often tell their classmates and friends how to behave. They make sure they have your attention by touching you and looking you straight in the eye. Then they talk, talk, and talk some more. This time of year they enjoy traditional activities such as handling antique decorations and attending family gatherings. They love clocks and watches and anything that makes a ticking noise. They are climbers and like to be on the top of the couch looking down at everyone else in the room. They enjoy helping you plan menus and going with you to grocery shop. Give them responsibilities! They will thrive.


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Winter wanderings

Scouting fun Charlotte Younger, Nora Craft and her mother and Girl Scout leader Dawn Craft prepare a campfire activity

Girl Scouts took part in the Juliette Gordon Low Extravaganza, 100th Anniversary Celebration at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. They planted a tree and roasted hot dogs outside in the fireplace. (Low is the organization’s founder.)

Gracie Warren age 4 Bluffton

Findlay area families bundled up for fun at some of the holiday light displays.

Mason Wiener, age 2,

from Weston

Twins Owen & Autumn Calvelage, age 6, from McComb, at the Christmas tree lighting event at Levi’s Commons

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what’s

briefly happening...

compiled by Matt Desmond

A new way to find your funders

Tired of bake sales? Educational funding is stretched to the limit these days, and schools and parent/teacher organizations often have to fall back on their own ingenuity to fund much-needed projects or activities. A new website, Schoola.com, provides an easy-to-use, professional platform to connect with local businesses and raise some cash. Think of it as something like popular site Groupon — participating businesses set up deals to attract business, and the school or parent group promotes them to their community. The proceeds from the sale can then be divided between them, with a small cut going to Schoola. Thousands of schools nationwide have already signed up, and some national companies are offering deals to participating schools as well. It’s one more option for cashstrapped parents and students — and it provides an alternative to selling candy door-to-door. See www.schoola.com for more info.

Step into skis Don’t let winter keep you and your kids indoors. Hancock County Parks is introducing families to one of the most fun and rewarding ways to stay fit in cold weather, with a series of cross-country skiing workshops every Saturday in January (contingent on snowfall). Open to everyone 8 years or older, the morning sessions teach all the basics you need to know to hit the trails — how to glide, how to turn, and how to find the rhythm that will keep you moving right along. It’s a terrific workout, and an outdoor tradition with a long and rich history. You’ll be amazed at how beautiful our own wild areas look as you glide through them. Equipment provided, but wear layered clothing. $10. January 5, 12, 19 and 26, 9-10:30am. Register by the Friday night before the session. Riverbend Recreation Area, 16618 Twp. Rd. 208. 419-425-7275. www.hancockparks.com.

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A hot night in January Glee might be set in a fictional dream-version of Lima, but Findlay High School has plenty of talent to give those TV kids a run for their money. Come out to the high school on Friday, January 25 to get a double dose, presented by the Arts Partnership. First, Findlay First Edition, the award-winning show choir, rocks the house as part of their 29th season. Then Pantasia, the high school’s steelband, showcases their jaw-dropping Caribbean sounds. It’s a summery way to get through a winter evening. $10 in advance, through the Arts Partnership; $15 at the door. Friday, January 25, 7:30pm. R.L. Heminger Auditorium, Findlay High School. 1200 Broad Ave. 419-422-4624. www.artspartnership.com.

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Acting the part  Budding thespians have a gateway to the life of the stage, as the Arts Partnership’s Youtheatre program offers “So You Want to Be a STAR?,” a set of three workshops divided by age on Saturday, January 19. Grades 1 thru 3 can learn the basics during “A Walk Through a Play,” with Julie Lane. Grades 4 thru 5 get an introduction to musical theater with Craig VanRentergham. Older kids, in grades 6 thru 12, get a crash course in creativity with Dr. Melissa Friesen’s seminar “Devising Theatre: No Script? No problem!” Each workshop ends with a presentation for families and friends at 12:30 pm. There’s room for 20 students in each workshop, so be sure to register by Thursday, January 17 at the Arts Partnership office. $25. 9am1pm. First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St. 419-422-4624. www.artspartnership.com. 


compiled by Laurie Wurth-Pressel

Kids take fitness to new (and fun) extremes at Jim Steffen’s XT Fitness

Pumping iron

For kids who fantasize about being Ninjas, Jim Steffen’s new venture XT Fitness brings the fantasy to life. Steffen, a fitness coach and motivational speaker with 20 years experience, offers American Ninja Warrior training classes for children ages six to 12. The American Ninja Warrior competition — based on a similar competition in Japan — is growing in popularity, with a national version featured on NBC. Kids love the obstacle-course challenges that build strength and self-confidence. “They can actually go through the whole course without their feet touching the ground,” said Steffen. Steffen, who most recently owned Jim’s Hot Dogs in downtown Findlay, works with adults, too, introducing three principles he thinks are essential for sticking to an exercise routine: accountability, teamwork and fun. He combines all three elements at his new extreme fitness center. XT Fitness offers functional movement classes for adults that mix cardiovascular exercise with strength, flexibility and balance training. The classes incorporate monkey bars, bar bells, ropes, ladders, steps and other flexible options — no exercise machines. “It’s like a big playground for adults,” explains Steffen. XT Fitness is located at 2725 N. Main St. Visit www.XTfitness.net or call 419-306-8425 for a class schedule or more information.

Brewing for a cause

We Serve. Coffee (the period is part of the title), Findlay’s newest coffee shop and café, not only serves specialty drinks and sandwiches, it serves the greater good. “We offer organic, fairly-traded coffee and give back 100 percent of the profits to local and global charities,” said owner Dr. Greg Arnette, a local physician and health commissioner for the Hancock County Health Department. Located in a beautifully restored downtown building, We Serve. Coffee is a comfortable place to kick back with friends. The shop serves sandwiches, soups, and fresh-baked goods along with high quality coffees, teas and cocoas supplied by Dr. Arnette’s brother, a roaster in Williamsburg, Virginia who works directly with growers in countries like Brazil, Costa Rica, and Ethiopa. Members of St. Mark’s volunteer at the coffee shop, which is managed by Arnette’s daughter, Amber Rickman. Arnette said he and his wife Cynthia opened the coffee shop for two reasons — they appreciate quality coffee and they feel blessed to be able to give back. “I feel God laid it on my heart to serve the community,” he says. “I want people to realize that their money can go a long way. They can enjoy a great cup of coffee while making a difference.” Open Monday through Friday, 7 am to 2 pm and Sunday 9 am to 8 pm; 114 East Sandusky St. 567-525-4680. www.weservecoffee.org.

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Sarah Tebbe, center, passes on the powers of horse therapy to clients like Lauren & Elijah

The healing power of horses

Sandra Tebbe says her issues with struggle and loss were made easier by her therapeutic work with horses. It’s what inspired her to start Project Horses Opening People’s Eyes, or Project H.O.P.E., giving her the opportunity to share the healing power of equine therapy with people who previously had no access to the service. Sandra has been a professional clinical counselor for more than 20 years and, since 2008, she and her husband, Allen Tebbe, have devoted time to reaching out to those suffering from issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, family loss, bullying or coping with special needs. “There have been cases where children had not yet opened up to anybody, and on occasion, they turn to the horses and relate to them,” Allen says. The ability of horses to sense human emotions and reflect how people are feeling is part of what makes them able to aid in therapy for children who are dealing with pain or distress, the Tebbes say. Project H.O.P.E. Equine Assisted Therapies, 16195 West Poe Rd. 419-469-0415. www.projecthope-equinetherapy.com. —NA

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THELINES TWEEN advice for parents with children 10-16

compiled by Laurie Wurth-Pressel

All I need is Zumba and a beat

If the word “exercise” doesn’t fly with your teen, try the word “party.” Zumba, taught by fitness instructor Carla Treadway at the Rolling Thunder Skating and Family Fun Center, feels more like a dance club party than an exercise class. With strobe lights flashing overhead, participants wield glow sticks and groove to the pulsating beats of Latin and hip hop tunes. It’s so entertaining they don’t realize they’re burning calories and toning muscles. No previous dance experience is needed for this unstructured class that focuses on having fun, not following exact moves. The Zumba class welcomes participants of all ages and all levels of fitness. Teens can attend with a group of friends or with their parents. “I’m a fire starter, and I mean that in a good way,” said Treadway. “You won’t leave this class feeling like you’ve left a boot camp, you’ll leave feeling good.” Classes take place from 5:30-6:30 pm. every Wednesday at Rolling Thunder Skating and Family Fun Center, 2225 Keith Pkwy. Cost is $5 per class, paid at the door. No need to register in advance. Email carlacoaches@yahoo.com for more information. 419-422-7227. www.rollingthunder-findlay.com.

Leading the charge

Teens who want to make a difference should check out the Findlay YMCA Leaders Club. This program gives middle school and high school students a chance to give back to their community while making friends and building their communication skills. “A lot of teens aren’t active and they’re not socializing with people,” said Richie Van Hoose, the YMCA Leaders Club coordinator. “The Leaders Club helps teens emotionally by giving them a better perspective.” Open to teens in grades 7 through 12, the Leaders Club meets two Wednesdays each month during the school year from 6 to 6:30 pm. Participants learn about volunteer opportunities at the YMCA and in Findlay and can pick the need that appeals to them. Past activities have included helping out in the YMCA’s childcare center, keeping score at basketball games, and painting and cleaning at the YMCA. To learn more about the YMCA Leaders Club, call 419-422-4424 or visit www.FindlayYMCA.org.

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Dr. Lauren Thorington, radiologist

You’ve got questions? These top docs have answers! Findlay’s best area healthcare providers, from emergency medicine physicians to chiropractors, have listened to your health conundrums, from the peculiar to the typical. Their answers helped us create a Dr. Oz-level guidebook of health advice. Read and increase your health knowledge — minus the office wait time!

Dr. Thorington works with Imaging Consultants of Findlay as the director of breast imaging.   How much radiation will I be exposed to with a mammogram?

Q: A:

To put things in perspective for you, let me start by saying we are exposed to natural sources of radiation all the time. People living in higher altitudes are exposed to 3 mSv (a measure of radiation) background doses per year. One is exposed to 0.03 mSv of cosmic ray radiation on a coast to coast, round trip flight. A mammogram exposes the patient to the approximately 0.4, only slightly more than that round trip flight from New York to Los Angeles.

Q: What is the breast cancer gene? A: Breast cancer genes (BRACA1 AND BRACA2) are genes that increase the risk of getting breast and

ovarian cancer. The gene can be inherited form either your mother or father. Men with these mutations also have an increased risk of cancer, especially if the BRCA2 gene is affected, and possibly of prostrate cancer. The test for the BRCA gene mutation is done by a simple blood draw or mouth swab. Both can be done at Woman Wise in Eastern Woods Outpatient Center (15900 Medical Dr. South near Birchaven Village, 419-425-3170). Most importantly, obtain mammograms regularly!

Imaging Consultants of Findlay, 1900 S. Main St. 419-425-3170. www.ImagingFindlay.com or Facebook page ICF CARES/Imaging Consultants of Findlay.

Dr. Christopher Lofquist, chiropractor

Dr. Lofquist is Findlay’s only certified sports chiropractor, and has extensive training in treating and resolving overuse muscle and soft tissue injury conditions like bursitis, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel, rotator cuff tendinitis and IT Band tendinitis.

Q: My son is a high school athlete. How helpful would it be for him to visit a chiropractor, and what kind of services/treatments could a chiropractor give him?

A: If your son is an athlete, you should strongly consider having

Obstetrician/ gynecologist

Emercency/ Family Practice Physician

Chiropractor

Radiologist  

Dr. Christopher Lofquist, Flag City Sport & Spine/Trenton Chiropractic & Rehab, 643 W. Trenton Ave. 419-427-6300. www.trentonchiropracticandrehab.com.

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him see a chiropractor who focuses on treating athletes. Treatment in my office is dependent on the patient’s problem. There are a wide variety of treatments I provide, from traditional hands-on chiropractic adjustments to rehabilitative exercises to very specific soft tissue treatment like Active Release Technique and other treatments. I always gear a treatment plan towards efficiently resolving a problem. Even in situations where athletes are pain free, dysfunction can be present and can decrease the athlete’s ability to function at their highest level. I have ways of examining and improving these situations also. I have treated a range of athletes, from U-6 soccer players to professional triathletes. I’ve also worked with NHL and NFL athletes, and even a Highland Games world record holder and US Olympic trial qualifying shot putter, as well as those people I consider my occupational athletes, who work on the factory line, fight fires and have other demanding tasks in their daily lives.

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The Neil and Laura Clark Women & Children’s Center

Dr. Miguel Jordan,

The Neil and Laura Clark Women & Children’s Center physicians and providers offer care to obstetrics and gynecology patients. The team at the Women & Children’s Center includes Dr. Miguel Jordan, Dr. George Abate, Dr. Allison Westcott, Dr. Kimberlee Perkins and Certified Nurse Practitioner Teresa Jones.

OB/GYN

Q: Why am I having abnormal bleeding? A: Abnormal bleeding is bleeding between periods or after

Dr. George Abate, OB/GYN

Q: Why am I having pelvic pain? A: There are many types of pelvic pain that can be

caused by a number of issues. For some, pelvic pain may come and go, while for others pelvic pain follows a cycle such as occurring during menstruation, before or after eating or while urinating. This pain may be caused by issues with your reproductive organs, urinary tract or even your bowel. For some, more than one cause is creating the pelvic pain. Your OB/GYN will perform tests, such as an ultrasound, to determine the cause of your pain. Depending on the cause, some women find relief through exercise, physical therapy or nutritional changes, while others may require medication or surgery.

Dr. Allison Westcott, OB/GYN

Q: I’ve lost my sex drive. Why? A: You’re not alone! A lack of sexual desire is the

most common sexual concern reported by women. One common cause can be age, as a woman’s libido can decrease with age, and hormonal changes that accompany life events (such as menopause) can decrease desire as well. Other causes include stress and anxiety, relationship problems, illness or depression. Talk to your OB/GYN about your concerns. He or she may do a blood test to check your hormonal levels or other conditions, and can suggest ways to increase your desire.

sex, spotting anytime in the menstrual cycle, bleeding heavier than normal for four or more days or bleeding after menopause. Abnormal bleeding is caused by having too much or not enough of the hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle. This imbalance can be caused by thyroid problems, medications, pregnancy, miscarriage, infection, fibroids, polyps or cancer. The only way to know the cause of your abnormal bleeding is to see your OB/ GYN provider for an exam.

Dr. Kimberlee Perkins, OB/GYN

Q: Will birth control make me gain weight? A: Most oral birth control pills prescribed are “combination pills.” These pills contain the hormones estrogen and progestin. In these pills, there has not been a connection found between the medication and weight gain. However, some people with health problems such as blood clots and an inability to take pills with estrogen may be prescribed “progestinonly” pills. These pills are also often used by women who choose to use oral birth control while breastfeeding. The progestin-only pills have been linked to small amounts of weight gain in women. To maintain a healthy weight and avoid weight gain, try to balance the number of calories you eat and drink with the calories that you burn. If you agree to a lifelong commitment of nutrition and physical activity, you can maintain your weight regardless of your birth control option.

The Neil and Laura Clark Women & Children’s Center, 301 W. Wallace St. 419-424-0180. www.bvhealthsystem.org.

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Dr. Krystal DeClerck, dentist

Dr. DeClerck earned a doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 2010 and completed a one year general practice residency at The University of Toledo Medical Center, gaining experience in pediatrics and endodontics

Q: Other than flossing and brushing, what can I do to help prevent tooth decay?

A: Other than flossing daily and brushing twice a day for two minutes,

limiting the frequency of sugar in your diet and using a fluoride rinse can help prevent tooth decay. The principle action of fluoride is thought to be that it inhibits the initial demineralization of enamel, and then promotes remineralization of early lesions. Pop, energy drinks, and sports drinks are full of sugar that, when ingested, is broken down by the bacteria in the mouth, producing an acid that demineralizes teeth and creates decay. Each time you eat or drink anything with sugar, it takes 20 minutes for your body to neutralize the acid that is produced. Periodic dental exams along with a professional dental cleaning are recommended twice a year to monitor dental health.  

Advanced Dental Associates, 15840 Medical Dr. South Suite C. 419-422-8972. www.advanceddentaloh.com.

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Dr. Christopher Berry, chiropractor

Dr. Berry is a chiropractic physician and wellness expert who also holds certifications in electrodiagnosis and the pro-adjuster technique. He has practiced in Findlay for 15 years.

Q:  What

is the new ProAdjuster technology and what conditions can it help with?

A:  The

ProAdjuster is a computer-guided instrument that uses sensors to both detect and treat spinal problems without twisting or cracking the spine.  It measures the motion of each joint to more accurately pinpoint the problem and then uses a gentle but sufficient percussive force to adjust the vertebrae. With the ProAdjuster, I’m able to treat back and neck pain, headaches and even extremities such as shoulders and knees more precisely, comfortably and safely than with other manual methods. 

Q: What is a subluxation? A: Subluxation refers to a spinal bone (vertebra) that is not in its right position or not moving in its normal range of motion.  Misaligned vertebra are irritating nerves and blood vessels, which in turn affects the way your body communicates with your spine. Subluxations are the cause of many pains and dysfunctions in muscles and organs. The body’s natural ability to heal itself is greatly improved with the subluxation removed. There is no age excluded from chiropractic care. Even babies can have subluxations, due to the rigors of birth. In Denmark, for example, chiropractic doctors are part of the birthing team.

Dr.Christopher Berry,1611 Tiffin Ave.567-208-0965. www.backtohealthnow.net.

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Dr. Kyle Mills,

emergency medicine & family practice Dr. Mills is experienced in both emergency medicine and general family practice, and uses his understanding of both to provide patients top-notch treatment at Findlay Walk-In Urgent Care.

Q: How do I know when to go to an emergency room or to an urgent A:

care center?

If you are suffering from a potentially life threatening illness or have sustained a serious injury, the Blanchard Valley Hospital emergency room is certainly the place to go. However for most minor illnesses or injuries sustained at home or in the workplace, an urgent care center is an excellent choice. In most cases, it’s probably appropriate to be evaluated in an urgent care center, as it has many advantages. Service is walk-in and there are virtually no wait times. There is on site testing for common illnesses and surgical and x-ray capabilities for minor injuries, as well as flu vaccinations. You can also conduct physical exams required for employment. All insurance types are accepted, and it is a substantial cost savings compared to an emergency room visit.

Findlay Walk-in Urgent Care, 1044 Interstate Court, Suite D. (located by Trenton Ave. Walmart). 567-525-5081. Open Monday thru Friday, 8am-8pm, weekends 10am-6pm.

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Dr. Lynsi Clinger, chiropractor

Dr. Clinger’s love of sports led her to become one of only two chiropractors in Ohio who is a certified chiropractic extremity practitioner; she specializes in adjusting shoulders, wrists, hands, feet, ankles, knees, as well as providing general chiropractic care.

Q: My job requires constant computer work, and my wrists are suf-

fering for it. What kind of treatment options would I have with a chiropractor for carpal tunnel syndrome, and how much relief should I expect? Is it cure-able, and what steps can I take to alleviate problems?

A: In regards to carpal tunnel, a doctor of chiropractic will first check the spine to see if the root of the problem stems from the neck. If she/he is trained to work on extremities they will then check the affected arm from shoulder to the finger tips to see if there are bones irritating the nerves in the carpal tunnel area. If deemed necessary, the chiropractor will perform an adjustment to the affected area.  The amount of relief and whether it is cure-able really depends on the case. 

Clinger Chiropractic Center, 815 S. Main St. 419-427-9354. www.clingerchiropractic.com.

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Dance on your knees

Making the best of what you’ve got By Mary Helen Darah

There is an old Daryl Hall and John Oates song that starts out with a resounding “You got no legs? Dance on your knees!” I refer to it at the start of every New Year to remind me to keep on dancing no matter what “issues” I have going on. I’m not certain if the inspiring story about Itzhak Perlman, the Israeli-born U.S. violinist, is urban legend or fact, but it touched my heart so we’re going with it. Mr. Perlman had a bout with polio at age four that left his legs paralyzed. During one of his performances, a string on his violin snapped. The audience expected him to put down his violin, pick up his crutches and laboriously leave the stage to get a new instrument or restring the disabled one. Instead, he took a moment before signaling the conductor to begin. Just like it is said that the aerodynamics of a bee should render it incapable of flight (don’t tell that to Mr. Bee), playing a symphonic piece with a three-stringed violin would be as probable as me balancing my checkbook. However, that is what the musical genius did. He recomposed the work in his head to accommodate the loss of the string. He later explained his actions by saying that it is the artist’s responsibility to make music with what you have left. South African runner Oscar Pistorius is another “go to guy” when I need some inspiration. He marched into London’s Olympic Stadium in 2012 as the first doubleamputee to compete in the games. A birth defect led to the amputation of his legs below the knee when he was 11 months old. The doctors told his mother that

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he would never be able to stand. I’m certain that Mr. Pistorius is thankful that his late mother refused to believe that prognosis. Many critics argued that his metal “legs” gave him an unfair advantage. I do believe that Mr. Pitorius did have an edge, but it pertained to his strength of spirit and REAL fortitude, not his “fake” legs. Whenever I need an injection of inspiration I turn to my personal version of Olympic fortitude. Susan Hagemeyer was diagnosed with infantile hypophosphatasia, a rare genetic bone disease, at the age of three months in 1996. Susan’s bones are slow to grow and slow to heal. Treatments are limited and the physical limitations that come with the disease are abundant, but don’t tell that to this little “bee.” A bone marrow transplant, countless surgeries, and month-long hospital stays far from home have not stopped her from flying. She has a fondness for acting, art, and supporting her Southview Cougars, and knows in her heart of hearts that one day she will walk. I am in a constant state of awe at how such a little body can contain a spirit of that magnitude. I can vividly recall a family cookie making day when my Gram, who suffered from macular degeneration, was fussing that she couldn’t participate because of her poor vision. My middle child quickly pointed out to her that at age nine, Marla Runyan became the first legally blind athlete to compete in the Olympics. She is not capable of reading an eye chart below the big “E.” My mom, who was “dipping” into the conversation from the kitchen, yelled out “so decorate the damn cookie Mother!” Gram

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College student Allisen Hagemey with Moth er Mayhem’s inspiration, Susan

let go of her need for perfection and rose to the occasion. Her creations ended up looking like one of my mother’s meat loaves; pretty darn ugly, but tasty. I have had a few issues myself, from “T-Rex arms” (post bilateral mastectomy) to what I like to call “Mrs. Doubtfire” breasts (they could be engulfed in flames and I’d never know it). As we plunge into the year ahead, I vow to rise above my challenges and make music with what I have left!


RoaRose Roccisano Barto and her teenager daughter , Amy

Forever young?

Navigating the road from toddler to Twilight teen by Rose Roccisano Barto I am officially the mother of a teenager. O.M.G. Just yesterday she was a toddler who didn’t like me putting her hair in a ponytail. Now she is a young lady who wakes up at 5:30 every morning to straighten her hair. A few hours ago she was struggling through the Biscuit book series, with happy titles like “Bathtime for Biscuit” and “Biscuit and the Bunny.” Now she is three books into the Twilight series, reading about romantic vampires who stage an epic good versus evil battle. When did this happen? Nearly every moment for the last 13 years. But while it seems time moved in a flash, it was so incremental I didn’t see it coming until it was already here. I did try to savor those moments more experienced parents told me they now missed, like sticky kisses and dress up games that went on for hours. I have the stuffed photo albums and hours of home movies to prove it. Still, it is hard to believe that the person who now wears my shoe size was once the baby who fit into my arms. And the more I pay attention to popular culture now that my daughter is its prime target, the more I am terrified. It’s always an adventure going clothes shopping and trying to find something that is not trashy or slutty. I understand my daughter wants to look fashionable. I draw the line, however, at low cleavage, words scrawled across the bottom of her pants, and other ways “designers” try to make teen girls look like hookers. At her age I think I was still wearing clothing my mother picked out for me. If that

were my rule today, I doubt I could find her anything to wear at all, which is even worse. So, we compromise — she gets to pick it out, but I get absolute veto power in the dressing room. Girls in her grade already have boyfriends, and some have even gone on “dates” to the movies. That’s not happening in my house, and I don’t care that other parents let their kids do that. As a seventh grader, she’s not going to a high school football game without a parent. She’s not going to a party where I haven’t personally spoken with the hosting parents, who better be there for every minute of it. I won’t let her have a Facebook page. On the other hand, I let her watch television shows that other parents might cringe at. “Teen Mom” and “16 & Pregnant,” two popular MTV shows about the trials of young motherhood, are required viewing at my house. They are used as cautionary tales of too much, too soon. We watch them together, and every now and again I will pause the DVR and talk about what we’ve seen and why it’s important to wait for a lot of things, not just sex. Even though she’s a great, levelheaded girl, she is still just that — a girl. Society wants her to grow up too fast. Her friends might want her to participate in things she’s not old enough to be a part of. She wants wings. I understand. But she also needs roots, and at this point in her life those are more important. My goal is to raise a daughter who doesn’t need me. But for now, luckily, she does.

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Ten kids and counting Military veteran Bill Treece finds sanity in family and fish by Laurie Wurth-Pressel

Watching tropical fish swim through cool blue water and exotic coral, Bill Treece feels his troubles melt away. Treece purchased his first saltwater aquarium in 1997, and says his hobby helped him cope with a divorce and four tours of duty with the Marine Corps in the Middle East. After retiring from military service, Treece turned his passion for reef fish into a business that involves his whole family. He launched Saltwater Solutions, an aquarium store and maintenance business, in the basement of his home. Within a couple years, he outgrew his space and moved into a storefront at 244 Ash Ave. in Findlay. Saltwater Solutions carries everything from tiny clownfish (think “Nemo”) to seven-foot long sharks. Treece sells reef fish, coral, and ocean creatures of every size, shape and bright color imaginable. “Everything in a saltwater tank is alive, from the sand, to the fish, to the coral,” he explains. “It’s one living organism and that makes it neat.” A self-educated expert on saltwater tanks, Treece is always researching the latest so he can advise his customers on

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what’s compatible for their tank. Each aquarium is a mini-ecosystem that needs to remain healthy and in balance, he explains. “A customer doesn’t want to spend $50 on coral and then discover it made a tasty snack for his fish,” he says. Treece not only tends to hundreds of fish and customers, he cares for an equally impressive number of children. He’s the father and stepfather to ten children, ranging in age from three to 20. His household can be described in one word, he says: “loud.” While most fathers rarely or never take their kids to work, Treece’s family lives on his business property. Customers often encounter one or more of his children scampering through the store. Treece often brings his youngest along while he works, and expects his older kids to pitch in with tasks like cleaning out the tanks. Treece likes having his children around because he can keep a closer tab on them. Not surprisingly, the former Marine describes himself as a “strict Dad.” “I’m always aware of what’s happening,” he says, with a laugh. “Not much gets past me.”

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Bill Treece, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and father of ten But Treece also has a soft side. He makes a special effort to give each child individualized attention. He found his passion with saltwater tanks, so he wants his children to discover and pursue their passion, no matter what it may be. “Each child does something different, from horseback riding to hockey,” he explains. “This gives them something to be proud of and helps them to not compete against one another.”

Although managing a business and a blended family can feel crazy at times, Treece loves the direction his life has taken. Compared to the stress of being in multiple tours of duty with the Marines, taking care of fish and children — even a whole lot of both — is a pretty nice deal, he says. “Life is good.”


Frugal but sophisticated

Cheddar’s Casual Cafe makes an inexpensive meal still feel elegant by Rose Roccisano Barto

Cheddar’s Casual Cafe

2100 Tiffin Ave. 419-423-4499 www.cheddars.com Open Monday thru Thursday, 11am-10pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 11am-11pm We used to drive by Cheddar’s and wonder why the parking lot was always full. Now we know. We decided to celebrate a birthday by checking out an anchor of Findlay’s east side eateries.  We made no promises for dessert — after all, birthday cake was waiting back home — but we knew we’d grab an early dinner. Little did we know that it was worth sticking around for dessert, too! Cheddar’s sells itself as having ribs. Menu favorites include shepherd’s good food at good prices in a friendly pie, beef roast and baked spasagna — spaatmosphere. We definitely noticed the ghetti layered with cheese and sauce and cheerful wait staff as we entered the restaubaked in the oven. rant, which is paneled in dark wood and The chicken tender dinner portion was features ferns so generous it was peeking over the shared, but still ledge above the was taken THE SHORT COURSE some main dining area. home. My daughter A rustic brick wall was impressed with Kid-friendly Yes separates the bar its crunchiness and To avoid wait Consider off-peak times area from the dina slight little kick. or lunch ing room. During The daughter who Bathroom amenities Changing table in nice weather, you ordered the pot the women’s restroom have the option of pie was in a pickle: sitting out on the Her aunt makes a High Chairs Yes seasonal patio. mean homemade Got Milk? Not on the menu, but healthNot very hunchicken pot pie. ier options include strawberry and gry? Lighter fare Was it as good as raspberry lemonade includes soups Aunt Diana’s? She Anything healthy for the kids? and salads, includwas diplomatic, Fresh steamed vegetables and ing combos.  Some while at the same edamame are side options on the kids of the appetizers, time knowing the menu, as well as carrots, broccoli and including the queright answer. “Aunt corn from the sides menu sadillas and Triple Diana’s is a little Food allergy concerns? As always, ask Treat Sampler, better,” she said. could certainly “But this is pretty stand for meals on good, too.” The ribs their own. and ciabatta were The children’s menu had some nice also hits with the grownups. When we choices, ranging from a grilled chicken dine out we always nibble off each other’s breast to penne pasta marinara, but my plates, and we agreed that it was hard to growing girls have increasingly started choose the best dish of the bunch. to order from the adult menu. There they We were thinking about that birthfound plenty to choose from. My teenday cake when we looked at the dessert ager chose a chicken tender platter ($7.99) menu. Dare we order something? Luckily, and my pre-teen selected the handmade Cheddar’s has just the thing if you want chicken pot pie ($6.69). just a taste — Dessert Minis. For 99 cents My husband chose the full rack of ribs each you can have a taste (served in a shot ($13.99). It was nice that I, a vegetarian, glass) of chocolate trifle, key lime pie and had something to choose from other than red velvet cake. It was indeed just enough, pasta. I ordered a grilled portobello ciaba couple spoonfuls of each decadent atta sandwich ($6.99), a nice, sophisticated dessert. A little harder to share than their option. Other menu offerings include a full-sized servings, but sometimes you wide range of fish, chicken, sandwiches, have to make sacrifices when it comes to pasta and burgers, as well as steaks and birthday celebrations.

Next time we go to Cheddar’s, we’ll know not to have dessert waiting for us at home. Then, we get to pick from Monster Cookie Sundae or Apple Pie A La Mode — and explore the rest of the menu as well.

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Toledo Zoo Winter Weekends

January, 5 - February, 24 Everybody loves going to the zoo in summer, but things really heat up during the frosty winter months at the Toledo Zoo’s Winter Weekends. Each Saturday and Sunday are loaded with cool activities throughout the Zoo, as well as wintertime fun in all the animal exhibits. Your family can watch animal feedings, delight in ice carving demos and enjoy plenty of live entertainment. On Saturday, January 19 bring the little ones out to meet Sesame Street’s Elmo at the Indoor Theatre. Visit the website for a full schedule of activities. Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway, Toledo. 419-385-4040. www.toledozoo.org­—JG

2 WEDNESDAY Work on Reading with Tango and Drysdale - Have fun reading with some furry friends. They love listening to stories! Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 6-7pm. Free. Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, 206 Broadway. 419-422-1712. www.findlaylibrary.org Hayes Train Special - Come enjoy the beauty of Christmas past by observing the Hayes Train Special, an elaborate model train exhibit that includes miniature Victorian villages, ice skates and fireworks. Also part of the display is an exhibition of the snowflake art of Mary Graynier of Toledo. While you are there, check out the decked-out home and museum of Ohio native and 19th President of the United States Rutherford B. Hayes. Admission to train exhibit included with museum admission. Tuesdays through Saturdays 9am-5pm; Sundays noon-5pm. Closed Mondays, Christmas Day and New Yearʼs Day. 10am-4pm. $7.50 adults, $6.50 seniors over 60 & $3 children 6 thru 12. Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont. 419-332-2081. www.rbhayes.org

5 SATURDAY Cross-country Ski Workshop - Sign the family up for a single Saturday of snowy fun. Learn the basic ski techniques like gliding, turning and rhythm. Wear layered clothing, including hats and gloves. Minimum participant age is 8 years old. Youth must register with a participating adult. Cost (including ski rental) is $10 per person. Register with payment by Friday before each workshop at the HPD office. Workshops are subject 20

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to proper snow and weather conditions. (At least 4-6 inches of good snow base is required.) January 5-26, 9-10:30am. $10. Riverbend Recreation Area, 16618 Township Road 208. 419-425-7275. www.hancockparks.com

7 MONDAY Discovery Story: Screech Owls Program includes a story, activities and a craft. Other aged siblings welcome. Recommended for children three to six years old with an adult companion. 10am. Oakwoods Nature Preserve, 1400 Oakwoods Ln. 419-425-7275. www.hancockparks.com

8 TUESDAY Discovery Series: The Velveteen Rabbit - The Discovery Series is designed to present events of superior educational and artistic merit, making the students’ experience at the theatre the very best it can be. young audiences are presented one-hour performances intended to encourage self expression, inspire self confidence and light up the imagination. This program focuses on the children’s classic The Velveteen Rabbit. 10am-1pm. The Ritz Theatre, 30 South Washington St., Tiffin. 419-448-8544. www.ritztheatre.org Farm Fun - For ages 2-8 years old and their caregivers. Learn stories, songs and activities that focus on farming and agriculture. Presented by members of the Block and Bridle Club of the University of Findlay. No registration required. 7:30pm. Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, 206 Broadway St. 419-422-1712. www.findlaylibrary.org


11 FRIDAY Planetarium Night: Introduction to the Night Sky - Come see the new portable planetarium and explore the basic celestial objects that you see in the night sky. Recommended for ages 3 years old and up. No fee, but sign up by Wednesday, January 9. 7pm. Oakwoods Nature Preserve, 1400 Oakwoods Ln. 419-425-7275. www.hancockparks.com

12 SATURDAY Nelson Illusions - Nelson Illusions is a one-of-a-kind theatrical spectacle that combines rare and original illusions with award winning, jaw-dropping magic. The Nelson family trio are master magicians with an exciting, engaging and original style. The show is a thoroughly entertaining blend of mystery, music, drama, romance and comedy. It features the most beautiful and astonishing stage magic in existence today. They have been seen in 32 countries and over 40 television shows and films. Experience these master magicians in the largest touring illusion show in the USA. 7:30pm-12am. $10. The Ritz Theatre, 30 South Washington St., Tiffin. 419-448-8544. www.ritztheatre.org

15 TUESDAY Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration - All community members are invited to attend the Unity Walk at the First Lutheran Church. The walk will proceed to Dorney Plaza for a short program of prayer and reflection. Then participants will return to the church for a short program and refreshments. Andrea King, principal of Washington Intermediate School will be speaking. The University of Findlay and the Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center will recognize and

honor the contributions of this Nobel Prize winner and great leader in American history. 6-8pm. First Lutheran Church, 109 E. Lincoln St. 419-434-6967.

17 THURSDAY Black Bears of Ohio - What do bears really do in the woods?! Come learn about these fascinating animals and how they are once again calling Ohio home. Scott Butterworth, Wildlife Management Supervisor with the Ohio Division of Wildlife will discuss the life history and return of black bears to Ohio. Put your Smokey on or bring your favorite Teddy Bear. 7pm. Riverbend Recreation Area, 16618 Township Road 208. 419-4257275. www.hancockparks.com Warm Up with Soup - Come out of the cold and warm up with soup. Soup is a great way to extend your food budget. Join Karen McDougall as she shows how to make 2 different heart healthy soups. Receive good soup recipes, and sample the soup. Adult program, registration required. 4:30-8:30pm. Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, 206 Broadway St. 419-422-1712. www.findlaylibrary.org

19 SATURDAY Historic Lecture Series: The War of 1812 Soldier and Fort Findlay Dan Woodward, Programs Manager for Fort Meigs, shares detailed information on the life of a War of 1812 soldier and what it was like to live at Fort Findlay during the war. Recommended for children twelve and older. Register with $2 per person by Friday January, 18. 10am. Oakwoods Nature Preserve, 1400 Oakwoods Ln. 419-425-7275. www.hancockparks.com Cont. on pg 22

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MONDAY-FRIDAY

Mom & Tot Skate, Bring the little ones to the Cube for open ice skating Monday-Friday. 10am-11am. $2 child/$3 adult skates included. The CUBE, 3430 N. Main St. 419-424-7176. www.findlayohio.com

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

Fall Story Time, Hear stories with songs and a simple craft. For all ages. 10:30-11:30am. Free. FindlayHancock County Public Library, 206 Broadway St. 419-422-1712. www.findlaylibrary.org

TUESDAYS

Starflight First Grade Trail Starter, Camp Fire USA connects children and families with caring, trained adults in an intimate group atmosphere through our club programs. first and third Tuesdays. 3:30-4:30pm. $15. 733 Wyandot St. 419-422-5415. www.campfireusa-nwohio.com

WEDNESDAYS

Toddler Art Zone, Includes a story, art project and music. For ages one to four. 11:30am-12:15pm. $5-$10. YMCA, Downtown Branch, 300 E. Lincoln St. 419-422-8249. www.findlayymca.org

First and second Grade Art Classes, each month focuses on an element of design. Students will explore new art techniques and media. 4-5pm. $30 per month. Findlay Art League, 117 W. Crawford St. 419-422-7847. www.findlayartleague.com

THURSDAYS

Jr. Teens in Action, This is for children grades six to eight. Curriculum is based on the Five Trails of Camp Fire USA. The Trail to Knowing Me. The Trail to Family and Community. The Trail to Creativity. The Trail to the Environment. The Trail to the Future. 5:30–6:30pm. Camp Fire USA, 305 W. Hardin St. 419-422-5415. www.campfireusa-nwohio.com

20 SUNDAY Hands-On Nature: Winter Fun Hancock parks will bring the fun of winter inside for all ages, including snowball fights, children’s ice fishing, and a craft. Come for a mini cross country ski demonstration at 2pm, exploring ski equipment and the basics of cross country skiing. Great for those who have never skied before! Weather permitting; the fun will move outside with some creative activities in the snow and cold. Then warm up around our outdoor fireplace. 1-4pm. Oakwoods Nature Preserve, 1400 Oakwoods Ln. 419-425-7275. www.hancockparks.com Read It/See It Film Series: Charlotte’s Web - Great stories often jump off the page. With The Ritz Movie Series they are catapulted to the big screen. In partnership with the TiffinSeneca Public Library, The Ritz will present great books, beloved narratives and recent bestsellers that have been turned into hit movies. This program’s film is the children’s classic Charlotte’s Web. 2pm. $3. The Ritz Theatre, 30 South Washington St., Tiffin. 419-448-8544. www.ritztheatre.org I Said “Yes!” Bridal Showcase The I Said “Yes!” Bridal Showcase will feature a Bridal Fashion Show and many local vendors. During the showcase models will take the stage to show off the latest fashions and trends in wedding dresses, tuxes, bridesmaid dresses, mother’s dresses, flower girl dresses, and ring bearer tuxes. Also, the show will feature short segments on different aspects of the wedding planning process. Such as finding the right dress for you, how to find your perfect reception hall, caterer, DJ, cake, photographer, etc. The showcase will also feature a “Cake Dive!” Select brides will be chosen to dive into an actual wedding cake and battle for prizes valued over $50 each. 12-5pm. Findlay Village Mall, 1800 Tiffin Ave. 419-423-8732. www.ShopFindlayVillageMall.com

25 FRIDAY Findlay First Edition & Pantasia Make plans to attend this dynamic show filled with singing, dancing and the sounds of the Islands! For 29 seasons, the Findlay First Edition Show Choir and its accompanying instrumental ensemble, The Boingers, have been entertaining audiences and winning awards throughout the United States. Since its inception in 1997, Pantasia, Findlay High School’s steel drum band, has garnered a national reputation as an entertaining musical ensemble. This annual event serves as a fundraiser to support these talented local youth. 7:30pm-11pm. $10 adv. / $15 door. R.L. Heminger Auditorium, 1200 Broad Ave. 419-422-4624. www.artspartnership.com

26 SATURDAY 11th Annual Comedy Jam - The University of Findlay Campus Board Program presents the 11th Annual Comedy Jam! Featuring National Headliners Shawn Felipe, Samuel Comroe and Arvin Mitchell. Also, there will be an auction for autographed posters from hit Broadway Shows! 8-11pm. $10 adv. / $15 door. Central Auditorium, 200 W. Main Cross St. 419-434-4606.

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Twilight Hike - Take a hike in the light of the setting sun and glow of the rising full moon! Snow covered trails might be under our feet, so animal tracks could be abundant! Dress for the weather and trail conditions. 4pm. Riverbend Recreation Area, 16618 Township Road 208. 419-425-7275. www.hancockparks.com Drawing Animal Bones with Charcoal - Improve your skills of nature observation and expression. Learn shading techniques with charcoal to bring animal bones ”to life” on paper. All supplies provided. Adults only. Register with $2 per person by Wednesday, January 23. 10am-12pm. Oakwoods Nature Preserve, 1400 Oakwoods Ln. 419-425-7275. www.hancockparks.com Nobodies of Comedy: Winter Edition! - The Nobodies of Comedy features the rising stars of funny business. The best “unknown” comedians are rolled into one hilarious show. Featuring comics Tony Deyo, Chris Doucette, Renee Gautier,

Jamie Lissow and Jill Michele MeLean. 7:30pm. $10-$25. The Ritz Theatre, 30 South Washington St., Tiffin. 419-448-8544. www.ritztheatre.org

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28 MONDAY Couponing Basics - Learn how to save money and cut your monthly grocery bill by 30%, 40% or more (this is NOT extreme couponing). Learn where to find coupons in newspapers and online, where to shop, coupon doubling, matching and vocabulary, sales, cycles, rebates, rewards, rain checks and more. Attend a two-day introduction to couponing to learn how to save on your favorite brand name foods, paper products and pet food. Several handouts and couponing tips will be available as well as door prizes. Class times are Monday, Jan. 28 and Wednesday, Jan 30, 6-8pm. Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, 206 Broadway St. 419-422-1712. www.findlaylibrary.org

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Individuals may receive one free 20-word ad per month (products offered in ads must sell for under $100). Each additional word 40 cents, payment must accompany ad. Free ads run 1 month and are reserved for private-party’s use, noncommercial concerns and free services. Ads MUST be typed or neatly printed and MAILED, EMAILED, or DROPPED OFF to Findlay Area Family Classifieds by the15th of the month prior to publication.

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Soft Tissue/Muscle Treatment

I get asked every day “Why does it hurt so bad when you dig your thumb in to my thigh/ shoulder/hip?” regarding the soft tissue treatment I provide in our office. Muscles should not be tight or tender to the touch, they should be soft, not sensitive, and slightly mobile. This leads to more efficient and longer lasting results.

Muscles should not be tender or tight…

Muscles should not be so tender that as soon as they are touched it causes pain. If they are, it is usually an indication that there is a problem in the muscle, a nearby joint, the nerve in the area, or the fascia that surrounds every muscle. Often muscles feel “tight,” which can also indicate a problem in the area, particularly if it persists for a period of time.

How does A.R.T. work?

Each muscle in the body is contained in connective tissue or fascia. For example, in there are 15 muscles in the forearm that are interconnected by fascia. The focus is to make sure the connective tissue or fascia around each muscle can slide over one another, and allow the nerves in the area to glide within each other. If this is untreated, the tension can cause muscular imbalances, which results in dysfunction, which then leads to pain, and if the nerve is affected, numbness, tingling or burning. Much like uneven

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wear on tires can lead to a blowout, this can lead to uneven wear and tear on the joints, and cause problems down the road (pun intended).

Why is A.R.T. different?

There is a degree of difficulty in performing A.R.T. as we are attempting to release the adhesion or scar tissue within the fascia, between the muscles, or between the muscles and nerves. It must be precise, and requires not only an extensive knowledge of anatomical structures and how they each function, but also a high level of skill to perform. Digging a thumb into a tender spot will not release anything, and worse yet, could cause more problems.

Who is trained to perform A.R.T.?

Dr. Lofquist is Findlay’s only A.R.T. provider, and provides this service in addition to chiropractic care and rehabilitation. Other providers may say they provide A.R.T. or something similar, but unless they are certified you may be getting something completely different and much less effective than A.R.T. All certified A.R.T. providers are listed on the Active Release website at www.activerelease. com in the find a provider section. By Dr. Christopher Lofquist Flag City Sport & Spine/Trenton Chiropractic & Rehap, 643 Trenton Ave. 419-427-6300. www.trentonchiropracticandrehab.com.

Deadlines: Ad copy must be received by the 15th of the month prior to publication. Payment:

Payment must be received before an ad can be placed. We accept checks, cash, money orders and credit cards (Visa/ Mastercard).

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