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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 13-14. Maumee Bay Amphitheatre Performances on Saturday evenings. 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 14, 2013 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 Saturday, July 6, 2013. Home of the German American Festival held August 23-25, 2013

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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The Toledo Zoo’s twin polar bear cubs, Suka and Sakari are making a big splash with visitors, who are also enjoying to the zoo’s new Wild Walkabout – an exhibit with an Australian twist, on display through Sept. 2. (Press photo by Harold Hamilton/www.HEHphotos.smugmug.com)

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Toledo Zoo The Toledo Zoo is recognized as one of the world’s most complete zoos, and one of the region’s top family destinations. It boasts over 6,000 mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds and invertebrates representing more than 750 species, and innovative exhibits also get visitors up-close to many of your favorites. Each year, nearly one million people visit the zoo to experience the wonders of the natural world, stroll the scenic grounds and explore the historic WPAera buildings. Zoo highlights include the Arctic Encounter, the Africa! exhibit, Nature’s Neighborhood children’s area, the Tembo Trail, and the new Australianthemed Wild Walkabout, which runs through Sept. 2. Wild Walkabout will lead visitors through a journey that will bring them face-to-face with some of the world’s most unusual reptiles, birds, mammals and fish, including a saltwater crocodile, death adder, coastal taipan, green tree python, kookaburra and wallaby. 2 Hippo Way, Toledo 419-385-4040, www.toledozoo.org

Toledo Museum of Art Experience one of the finest and most diverse collections of artwork in the country at the Toledo Museum of Art. Discover treasures ranging from ancient Egypt to contemporary art, in-

cluding 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. 2445 Monroe St., Toledo 419-255-8000 or 800-644-6862, www.toledomuseum.org

Imagination Station Toledo Ready to experience the unexpected? Explore the exciting? 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 Wire Cycle 20 feet above the atrium; or visit the Learning Worlds designed 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 “Grossology, The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body,” which runs through Sept. 2. One Discovery Way, Toledo 419-244-2674, www.imaginationstationtoledo.org

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nated 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 with the City of Toledo. A living museum for plants, Toledo Botanical Garden’s notable gardens include shade, perennial, English border, aquatic, herb, rose, dahlia and grass, among others. Special events include the Crosby Festival of the Arts (June 29-30), summertime jazz concerts, Peter Navarre Day (Sept. 8) and Heralding the Holidays (Dec. 6-8). 5403 Elmer Dr. Toledo 419-536-5566, www.toledogarden.org

Tony Packo’s Café Tony Packo’s is famous for its Hungarian-style hot dogs, for its hot dog buns signed by movie stars, other celebrities and U .S. Presidents and for its frequent mention by Toledo’s Jamie Farr on the TV series M*A*S*H*. In addition to the flagship eatery, Packo’s has a location across from Fifth Third Field, home of the Toledo Mud Hens. 1902 Front St., Toledo 800-366-4218, www.tonypackos.com

Pearson Metropark holds an ice cream social on July 10 with plenty of activities for the kids. (Maumee Bay Press photo by Ken Grosjean)

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Hollywood Casino Toledo Penn National Gaming extends the red carpet to Hollywood Casino Toledo, located just off I75 on the banks of the Maumee River. The casino, which opened last year, offers 2,000 slot machine and table game positions, a sports bar, restaurants and an entertainment lounge. 777 Hollywood Blvd., Toledo www.hollywoodcasinotoledo.com

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Sandpiper Boat The 100-passenger canal boat replica cruises upriver past elegant estates and yacht clubs, or down river toward Lake Erie. Special cruises include “Discover the River,” “Fall Color,” “Sunset and City Lights” and “Halloween Rides for Kids.” Promenade Park Jefferson Avenue & Water Street, Toledo 419-537-1212, www.sandpiperboat.com

Sundance Kid Drive-In Spend an evening under the stars at the Sundance Kid Drive-in, located across from Pearson Park. First-run films are offered on two screens April through October. The 50’s-style drive-in has all the nostalgia and the best in FM Stereo sound. Concession stand and the Butch Cassidy Canteen, a concession wagon is available. Admission prices are $8.75 per adult and $3.75 each for children 6-12. (Children ages 5 and under are free.) 4500 Navarre, Oregon 419-691-9668, greateasterntheatres.com

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Openings to the Lake Erie coastal zone. Locally, Pearson Metropark, located at 761 Lallendorf Rd., Oregon, is one of the last remaining stands of the Great Black Swamp, a notorious forest that once blanketed much of Northwest Ohio. The thick woods and location close to Lake Erie make Pearson a favorite stopover for a wide variety of migrating birds. Pearson includes picnic areas, a playground, ball diamonds, a soccer field, tennis courts, walking trails, historical WPA buildings and bridges and more. Pioneers of all ages are invited to enjoy the Johlin Black Swamp Cabin, where they learn about home life in the 1800s. 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 1400 State Park Rd., in Oregon and Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center, 1750 State Park Rd., offer not only the finest of recreational facilities but also a unique natural environment created by the convergence of the land and Lake Erie. The balance of recreational facilities with the natural world gives visitors a diverse experience in a coastal environment. The lodge, cottages and golf course are nestled among scenic meadows, wet woods and lush marshes teeming with wildlife. Visitors can enjoy a twomile elevated boardwalk plus an observation tower, lakeshore and inland beaches, a marina, a golf course, campground sites, a sledding hill and more. 1-800-282-7275 (Lodge reservations) 419-836-7758 (Park office) 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 is an excellent example of the former Black Swamp that once covered a large portion of Northwest Ohio and includes hiking trails, a footbridge, picnic tables, restrooms and an information kiosk. William Henry Harrison Park, in

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

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Pemberville along the Portage River, offers picnic areas, an open-air shelter, playground, hiking trails, and an open field for a variety of uses. 419-353-1897, woodcountyparkdistrict.org. • The Sandusky County Park District operates 10 facilities, including the 93acre 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. 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, 1-866-644-6727 (camp reservations), 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 Island, South Bass Island and Cedar Point. The park is open year-round. The Keeper’s House, the oldest surviving home in Ottawa County, offers visitors the chance to experience the history of Continued on page 8

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lighthouse keepers. The 1822 home was the residence of the first three keepers of the oldest continually operated lighthouse on the Great Lakes. 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, roses, perennials, irises and lilies, including a Japanese garden complete with Torii, waterfall, pools, lanterns, bridges and a pagoda. A number of special 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 May-October, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 12-4 p.m. Closed Mondays. A number of special events are held throughout the year. 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 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.,

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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. 2535 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo 419-244-9575, rosarycathedral.org Sorrowful Mother Shrine The Sorrowful Mother Shrine’s 120acre grounds feature 40 points of interest including grottos, 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. Chapel open daily 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Gift shop open daily. 4106 SR 269, Bellevue 419-483-3435, www.sorrowfulmothershrine.org

African Safari Park African Safari drive-through safari is home to 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, “Pork Chop Downs” pig races, a gift shop, picnic facilities, a snack bar and café and grill. Open through Dec. 1 (subject to change). Open daily rain or shine. 267 S. Lightner Rd., Port Clinton 800-521-2660, www.africansafariwildlifepark.com

Cedar Point Cedar Point has been voted “The Best Amusement Park in the World” by “Amusement Today” readers for 15 years running, In 2013, Cedar Point debuted the GateKeeper coaster – record-breaking winged roller coaster that boasts the longest drop of any winged roller coaster on the planet. The park also features more than 70 rides, 16 of which are coasters including Millennium Force, which holds the title of number one steel coaster on the planet, plus four children’s areas, an ice-skating extravaganza, Dinosaurs Alive!, Luminosity light show, and musical entertainment. Overnight guests enjoy convenient resort accommodations within walking distances to the park from the historic beachfront Hotel Breakers to an RV campground. In September and October, Continued on page 9

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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 through Sept. 2 daily, then weekends (Fri. evenings, Sat. & Sun.) through Oct. 27. 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky 419.627.2350, cedarpoint.com

Cedar Point’s Castaway Bay Castaway Bay indoor waterpark resort features liquid fun for the whole family in a tropical island setting. Adventures include a wave pool, water coaster, slides, kiddie water play areas, and children’s activities, including a visit from Snoopy and his Peanuts friends. The resort also has a day spa, stateof-the-art arcade, restaurants, and retail shops. Overnight guests also enjoy early entry and ticket discounts for Cedar Point, in season. 2001 Cleveland Rd. (US 6), Sandusky 877-FUN-SPLASH, www.castawaybay.com

Soak City An 18-acre outdoor waterpark located on a Lake Erie beach next to Cedar Point. Soak City features Dragster H2O, a towering multi-lane mat racer; Splash Zone, a huge bucket and multi-story interactive water play area with tipping bucket; a half-million-gallon wave pool; Zoom Flume raft ride; tube slides; a wild inner tube river and a relaxing, meandering river. Choo-Choo Lagoon and Tadpole Town offer fun for little ones. Eerie Falls plunges riders into dark tunnels, and Adventure Cove is a great place for parents and children to play. For adults only, there’s Bubbles Swim-Up Bar and adjacent hot tub. Soak City guests also enjoy the Cedar Point Beach. Open daily through Labor Day. 1 Cedar Point Dr., (off US 6) Sandusky 419-627-2350, www.cedarpoint.com.

The Hayes Presidential Center offers a number of special events and exhibits presented throughout the year, including Verandah Concerts and Ice Cream socials in the summer months, an annual Independence Day concert (July 4), and Civil War re-enactments. (Maumee Bay Press photo by Ken Grosjean) 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 daily through Sept. 2 and weekends through Oct. 27. 1 Cedar Point Dr., (off US 6), Sandusky 419-627-2350, www.cedarpoint.com

Ghostly Manor Thrill Center Experience four attractions in one location, including the scariest haunted house you’ll ever encounter, the fastest virtual roller coaster in Ohio, a one-of-a-kind interactive 3D blacklight mini-golf journey and a skating rink. In December, visit the Winter Wonderland walk-through. 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. Fencing now protects this National Natural Landmark. A walkway and stairs permit visitors a good view of the grooves. Open year-round during daylight hours. Division Street, Kelleys Island ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/places/nw08

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Challenge Park Located between Cedar Point and Soak City, Challenge Park activity complex features the RipCord Skycoaster, two go-kart tracks, miniature golf and Skyscraper, a thrilling ride that spins

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nities 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, family 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 At Kalahari resort, visitors can surf indoors 365 days a year or take on the Zip Coaster uphill water roller coaster. The resort also offers a spa and salon, The Candy Hut, The Ivory Coast Lounge, Great Karoo Marketplace Restaurant, Zakanaka Kids clothing and toy shop, Madagascar Indoor Glow Golf, Safari Adventures and more. Catch some rays at Kalahari’s outdoor pool complex from Memorial Day through Labor Day (weather permitting). Call for day pass information. 7000 Kalahari Dr. (off US 250), Sandusky 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 through Sept. 2. Routes 2 & 269 (1530 S. Danbury Rd), Port Clinton 419-732-6671, monsoonlagoonwaterpark.com

Visitors will be moved by the beauty of Holy Rosary Cathedral’s Old World style. The cathedral is Spanish Plateresque in design – the only one of its kind in North America. (Maumee Bay Press photo by Ken Grosjean)

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Lakeside Chautauqua Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, Lakeside, the Chautauqua on Lake Erie, is a family destination that has pioneered the act of nurturing mind, body, and spirit for more than 135 years. Spiritual, educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities are available. For a complete list of weekly themes and topics, visit www.lakesideohio.com/ed-

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Lake Erie Islands Put-in-Bay/ South Bass Island The Victorian-era village of Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island has been attracting visitors for nearly 150 years. Hundreds of thousands travel to Put-in-Bay annually to enjoy family fun activities, outdoor recreation and a large variety of special events. Many begin 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. Families will find plenty to keep the kids entertained including a butterfly house, miniature golf, gem mining, cave tours, arcades, a carousel and go-kart racing. Continued on page 12

Seneca Caverns Visitors to “The Caviest Cave” can walk natural stone steps and pathways through “the earth crack” and past the Ole Mist’ry River. Pan for gemstones at Seneca Mining Company. The Caverns are open seven days a

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History enthusiasts won’t want to miss Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie, and Put-in-Bay will take center stage for a year-long series of activities. The peak of the celebration will be Labor Day weekend, when more than a dozen tall ships will participate in a re-enactment of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s historic victory over the British fleet. Festivities will also include commemorative ceremonies, ship tours, day sails, educational programs, musical entertainment, and more. 419-285-2832, visitputinbay.com Perry’s 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 pro-

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grams offered free of charge and a gift shop. For operating hours for the Visitor Center and Memorial Observation Deck, call or see website. 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. Tours offered daily through Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Winery open daily now through late October, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., except Sunday, when opening time is at noon. 978 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay 419-285-2811,www.heinemanswinery. com Kelleys Island Most commonly explored by foot, bike, golf cart, and/or kayak, Ohio’s largest island offers fun and adventure for all ages, including 600 acres of state park lands, 17 miles of coastline, beautiful wildflowers, nature trails, a fossil-filled quarry, and wetlands that are admired by nature-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The downtown district that offers shopping and entertainment, as well as dining and drinking establishments. A high concentration of historic homes and buildings has earned Kelleys Island a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. A lakefront campground and sandy beach attract most visitors in summer, while spring birding and fall Monarch butterfly migrations are popular seasonal events. www.kelleysislandchamber.com Lake Erie Islands Hist. Museum Displays include more than 65 ship models; the South Bass Island Lighthouse Fresnel lens; and artifacts from the Battle of Lake Erie, island life and the Ford

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ed on the National Register of Historic Places, houses the mayor’s office and the village council chambers on the first floor. 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

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Historical Attractions

Toledo Firefighters Museum Tales of firefighting 150 years ago come alive at the Toledo Firefighters Museum, 918 Sylvania Ave., Toledo. Located in the “Old Number 18 Fire House,” the display includes many large pieces of vintage firefighting equipment, including an 1837 Neptune – Toledo’s first fire pumper. Lovingly restored by Toledo firefighters, the hand-pulled, hand-operated Neptune required a 20man crew and could deliver about 300 gallons of water per minute. In addition, visitors will see fire gongs, antique fire toys, vintage uniforms and more. 419-478-3473 (FIRE), www.toledofiremuseum.com

Brandville School 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 OregonJerusalem Historical Society. In 2013, the Society is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding. The complex houses local history memorabilia and artifacts. The second floor of Brandville School has an extensive military display with artifacts from every major conflict in which the U.S. has been involved, dating from the War of 1812 through the current war in Afghanistan. Of special interest is the original oil painting by Gilbert Gaul of the Civil War Volunteer Light Artillery Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, which was commissioned in 1894 by the local Ford Post of the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic). The museum has an extensive collection of

Civil War artifacts with over 400 items. A carriage house was constructed at the complex to display the society’s display. The first floor houses a replica of Metzger’s General Store, circa 1870, with many items from the original store, which was located at the present intersection of Wheeling and Navarre streets. The second floor features vignettes of a doctor’s office, a barber shop and a Victorian living area. Farm implements are also on display, in addition to a one-horse sleigh and many tools and devices used by local tradesmen in the past. The third building is a restored one-room school, which includes a pot belly stove, blackboards, reading bench, primers and school desks from various periods of time. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays (excluding holidays). Call 419-693-7052 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 Town Hall, which is list-

In 1981, the Elmore Historical Society purchased 1860s Elmore Depot, along with 2.5 acres of land. The society undertook an extensive renovation and the building now houses memorabilia from Elmore’s past. The Society also owns and maintains an 1840s log house which was once the home of Matti Heckman, who taught third grade to many in the area. In 1983, society members dismantled, relocated and rebuilt the Heckman log house, adding an elaborate flagstone fireplace and porch, and furnishing it with artifacts from its era. 353 Ottawa St., Elmore 419-260-1282, 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. Museum visitors can learn about the 1900s oil boom, Indians in the Woodville area, lime plants, early schools, the Lake Shore Electric rail system that once traveled between Toledo and Cleveland and more. 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

North Coast Veterans Museum The North Coast Veterans Museum at 411 N. Main St in Williams Park, Gibsonburg, 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. The museum is also Continued on page 14

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Stepping Back working on a collection of books that details information about Ohio veterans. Open Mondays 5:30-8 p.m., July 4 and Veteran’s Day 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

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. Through Oct. 7, 2013, the center is presenting, “Ohio in the War of 1812,” an exhibit that examines the crucial battles and strategic importance of the “Ohio frontier.” Through use of a timeline, the story of the War of 1812 is told chronologically, highlighting such battles as Hull’s Surrender (Detroit), River Raisin (Monroe, Mich.), Fort Meigs (Perrysburg), Fort Stephenson (Fremont), the Battle of Lake Erie, and the Battle of Thames (Canada). 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. 5-6), a special Hayes train display (Dec. 1-Jan. 5, 2014) and sleigh rides on the grounds (Dec. 26-31), weather permitting. 800-998-PRES (7737), www.rbhayes.org

Pemberville highlights Pemberville’s historic Pember-Furry House and One-Room School takes visitors back in time to the 19th century. Believed to be the community’s oldest existing building, the Furry House was built by village founder James Pember, and eventually was home to long-time residents Jacob H. Furry and his daughter, Minnie. 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.

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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 Several exhibits at the Wood County Historical Center and Museum 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 decorating styles, and trends in medicine, politics and government. A new exhibit, “Bowling Green 1913 Time Capsule,” includes newspapers, photos and trinkets from 1913 discovered when a time capsule was uncovered in August 2012 as workers were razing the former Central Administration Building on South Grove Street in Bowling Green. The items were preserved inside a 12”x8”x4” tin box. 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 from Dec. 8-21. 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. It is one of fiftyeight sites within the Ohio Historical Society. A replica of America’s largest walled fort, Fort Meigs offers several reenactments featuring soldiers in period costumes throughout the year, such as Independence Day 1813 (July 4); Life in Early Ohio (Aug. 24-25); Garrison Ghost Walk (Oct. 18-19 and 25-26); The World at War: Miniature War Gaming Day (Nov. 2); and Holiday Open House (Dec. 8). 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. 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-

Ongoing events at Fort Meigs State Memorial Park. 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 a July 4th celebration (noon-4 p.m.); Canal Days Sept. 14 (14 p.m.); and a Ghosts of Providence Lantern Walk Oct. 19. Providence Metropark, Old US 24 at SR 578, Grand Rapids 419-407-9741, www.MetroparksToledo.com

The Keeper’s House Built in 1822, the historic house was home to Benajah and Rachel Wolcott and the residence of the first 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 Prison 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

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Stepping Back tries 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 Historical 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. The Sandusky County Historical Society purchased the property in 1981, enabling the organization to house their various artifacts under one roof. Open May through November Wednesday and Sundays, 1-4 p.m.; call for hours or to schedule an appointment.

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514 Birchard Ave., Fremont 419-332-0303, www.sanduskycountyhistory.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 Old-Fashioned 4th of July celebration, Fiddle Contest and Summer on the Farm (July 6), Annual Doll & Teddy Bear Show & Sale (Aug. 3-4), Annual Apple Butter Making (Sept. 25-28), Fall on the Farm & Scout Day (Oct. 12), Annual Woodcarvers’ Show & Sale (Oct. 26-27) and Holiday Lantern Tours late November into early December. Other amenities include a restaurant, inn, campground, bakery and on-site shopping. 800-590-9755, www.saudervillage.org

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. Open 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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Events commemorate Ohio’s role in War of 1812 Northwest Ohio played a pivotal role in the outcome of the War of 1812. Despite a name linking it to a single year, the War of 1812 lasted three years. Northwest Ohio was the site of major events of the war during 1813, including America’s naval victory in the Battle of Lake Erie. It was on the lands of the so-called “Ohio Frontier” that the British downfall really began. Through Oct. 7, the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center and the Sidney Frohman Foundation are presenting “The War of 1812 on the Ohio Frontier,” an examination the crucial battles and strategic importance of the Ohio Frontier. The Hayes Center is located at the corner of Hayes and Buckland in Fremont. The exhibit, which includes Hayes Center holdings and the private collection of Lou Schultz , provides visual insights into the war’s battles fought on the “Ohio Frontier” –regions in Ohio, Michigan and Canada that border Lake Erie. Through use of a timeline, the story of the War of 1812 is told chronologically, highlighting such battles as Hull’s Surrender (Detroit), River Raisin (Monroe, Mich.), Fort Meigs (Perrysburg), Fort Stephenson (Fremont), the Battle of Lake Erie and the Battle of Thames (Canada). In 1812, British naval ships based in Canada regularly raided American ships. Their goal was to capture both supplies and men to bolster the British army in its war against Napoleon. As a result of the attacks, President James Madison declared war on the British. Hopes for a quick end to the conflict were raised when a month later, U.S. Army General William Hull defeated the British and captured the city of Sandwich (today Windsor, Ontario). However, Hull’s victory quickly was followed by his surrender at Detroit. Emboldened by success, the British and their Native American allies headed south along the Sandusky River to continue attacks on the American army’s supply route. They met unexpected resistance at Fort Meigs and particularly Fort Stephenson, where Col. George Croghan – though vastly outnumbered – was victorious. Such victories were vital to the U.S. success – buying time for the completion of the American fleet and protecting critical staging areas for men and material (especially in Sandusky and Ottawa counties). Hours for “The War of 1812 on the Ohio Frontier” are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for senior age

Through Oct. 7, the Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont is featuring “The War of 1812 on the Ohio Frontier,” an exclusive exhibit detailing how Northwest Ohio was pivotal in turning the War of 1812 from a defeat to victory. (Illustration courtesy of the Hayes Presidential Center) 60 and older and $3 for children ages 6-12. For information call 800-998-PRES or visit www.rbhayes.org.

Other special exhibits and events The 15th annual tour of the Ohio Chautauqua will visit Rossford July 9-13. The weeklong living history celebration, which will feature the theme, “When Ohio Was the Western Frontier,” will pitch the tent at the Marina in Veteran’s Park. Featured characters will include Johnny Appleseed; Iroquois leader Chief John Logan; Lewis and Clark expedition member York; frontier aristocrat Margaret Blennerhasset, and the hero of the Battle of Lake Erie, Oliver Hazard Perry. The evening events will begin with musical entertainment at 6:30 p.m., followed by performances at 7:30 p.m. In addition there will be youth workshops at 10 a.m. and adult workshops at 2 p.m. at the Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Highway. All events are free. Rossford was selected as one of the five host cities for the Ohio Chautauqua through a competitive process of the Ohio Humanities Council. Other locations include Lakewood, Madison, Bexley and Coshocton. The Toledo Museum of Art will present, “Perry’s Victory: The Battle of Lake Erie,” Aug. 9 through Nov. 10 in

Galleries 28 and 29. The exhibit will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie, one of the largest naval battles of the War of 1812 in which nine U.S. vessels captured six ships of Great Britain’s Royal Navy. One of the prominent works on view will be “Perry’s Victory on Lake Erie” by marine painter Thomas Birch – a work that depicts a critical moment just before the surrender of the British ships. The show will include paintings, prints, sculpture, artifacts, letters and music. Admission is free. Visit www. toledomusem.org for more information. Toledo’s original celebrity, Peter Navarre – a skilled and courageous Indian Scout in the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812 – will be honored in a two-day celebration Saturday and September Sept. 7 and 8. The first celebration will be held from noon-4 p.m. at Navarre Park in Toledo. After opening remarks by local historian Larry Michaels at 12:15 p.m., there will be a reading of the Navarre Ohio Historical Plaque, presentation of a Peter Navarre gun to the OregonJerusalem Historical Society and a welcome to Peter Navarre’s descendants. From 12:45-4 p.m., re-enactors portraying Peter Navarre, Robert Navarre and Catherine Bordeau will be on hand greeting visitors. There will also be a Navarre Family Reunion in the shelterContinued on page 19

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house; pioneer games and apple bobbing for children and historical displays. On the following day, the celebration will continue from noon-4 p.m. at Toledo Botanical Garden, Elmer Drive, Toledo. Visitors can tour the Navarre Cabin, located on the garden grounds. Re-enactors will portray Peter Navarre and his wife, Catherine Bordeau. In addition, kids’ activities, the second edition of “Peter Navarre, War of 1812 Scout,” will be released. For more information, contact Robyn Hage at 419-344-7615 or visit www.toledogarden.org. Uncover the past – the colorful characters and grand figures who served at For Meigs. The fort, which is celebrating its bicentennial, was built in 1813 to defend Ohio during the War of 1812. Fort Meigs successfully withstood two sieges by a combined British, Canadian and Native American force. Visitors can stop into the fort’s museum to see artifacts on display, or hear muskets crack and cannons roar at the numerous re-enactments and special events planned this year, including Independence Day celebration July 4; “Life in Early Ohio” Aug. 2425, Garrison Ghost Walks Oct. 18-19 and Oct. 25-26 and “The World at War: Miniature War Gaming Day” Nov. 2. Visit www.fortmeigs.org for more information. From Aug. 29 through Sept. 2, a “Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial Celebration” will be held in Put-in-Bay and various locations. The once-in-a-lifetime historic event, will feature more than a dozen Tall Ships, a re-enactment of the Battle of Lake Erie, festivals, food, music, historical re-enactors, crafts and more. Vi s i t w w w. S h o r e s a n d I s l a n d s. com/2013 for more information.

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Controlled hunting is permitted in adjacent Mallard Club Marsh Wildlife Area. Boaters will find plenty to enjoy at 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, racquetball 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.

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Ongoing: • Through-July 14: “Crossing Cultures: The Owens and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art at the Hood Museum of Art,” Canaday Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art. More than 120 works of indigenous art from Australia in the collection of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College. www.toledomuseum.org. • Through July 21: “Prints by Twenty-Five Australian Artists: The Bicentennial Folio,” Gallery 18 & Director’s Conference Room, Toledo Museum of Art. The multicultural nature of Australian society is reflected in this compendium of prints, on loan from a private collector, that was commissioned by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, and issued in 1988 to mark the 200-year anniversary of the country’s settlement. www.toledomuseum.org. • Through Oct. 7: “The War of 1812 on the Ohio Frontier” on exhibit, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. In commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the Hayes Museum presents an exclusive exhibit detailing how Northwest Ohio was pivotal in turning the War of 1812 from a defeat to victory. Artifacts and manuscripts from the Hayes Presidential Center Collections, area museums and historical societies and the private collection of Lou Schultz are featured. 419-332-2081 or www. rbhayes.org. • Super Cruise-Ins, June 25, July 30 & Aug. 27 in historic downtown Genoa, 5-8 p.m. Cruisin’ Zeake announces cars and plays `50s and `60s classic rock on his “oldies machine.” www.genoaohio. org. • Pemberville Cruisin’ Nights, July 11, Aug. 1 and Sept. 5 in downtown Pemberville. www.beekersgeneralstore.com. • Hike the Dikes, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14 and a date in October TBA. Meet at the Migratory Bird Center for the approximately 90-minute walks. Attend three hikes and earn a hickory walking stick. www.friendsofmageemarsh.org. • Aug. 9-Nov. 10: “Perry’s Victory: The Battle of Lake Erie,” Galleries 28 and 29, Toledo Museum of Art. An exhibition of paintings, prints, sculpture, artifacts, letters and music commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie, one of the largest naval battles of the War of 1812. www.toledomuseum.org. • Oct. 4-Dec. 29: “Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints,” Canaday Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art.www.toledomusem.org. • Saturdays and Sundays through

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The Toledo Lighthouse Festival runs July 13-14. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean) Sept. 15: Live Harness Racing Raceway Park, 5700 Telegraph Rd., Toledo. 419476-7751 or www.racewayparktoledo. com. • Sculpture in the Village, Williams Park, SR 300, Main Street, Gibsonburg. A walkway path of more than 20 sculptures designed by various artists June June 23: Portage River Festival, downtown Elmore (all day). Entertainment, flea & craft market, contests, Kiddy 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. www.elmorehs. tripod.com/419-260-1282. June 26: 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 28-30: Marblehead Summerfest 2012, James Park, Main & Francis streets, Marblehead. Free. Carnival rides and games, vendors, bake sale, live entertainment and more. 419-7984177. June 29-30: 48th 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.to-

ledogarden.org. July July 3, 4, 5 & 6: 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. Gates open at 5 p.m. Food, entertainment, giant inflatables, duck race on the Portage River, kid’s games, 50/50 drawing and a beer tent, all followed by fireworks starting at dusk. www.oakharborohio. net 419-898-0479. July 4: Independence Day Concert, Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland, Fremont, 2-3:30 p.m., Free and open to the public. Free admission. Featuring music by the Toledo Symphony Concert Band, along with costumed Civil War re-enactors www. rbhayes.org. July 4: 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 1activities for children. The highlight of the day is the 18gun National Salute accompanied by toasts and fife and drum music starting Continued on page 21

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Genoa’s Super Cruise-In June 25, July 30 and Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. A War of 1812 living history encampment, weapons demonstrations, and more take place throughout the weekend. www.fortmeigs.org. July 6: City of Oregon “Boomfest” Oak Shade Grove, Oregon. Food, music, fireworks and more. July 6: Summer on the Farm, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests are invited to experience life on a farm as it was 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 6: Fiddle Contest, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 1 p.m. Fiddlers from throughout the tri-state region gather to compete. www.saudervillage. org. July 9-14: Lucas Co. Fair, Lucas Co. Fairgrounds, 2901 Key St., Maumee. www.lucascountyfair.com. July 10: 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, 12 & 13: Christmas in July, downtown Pemberville. www.beekersgeneralstore.com. July 12-14: 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 13-14: 10th Annual Toledo 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 15-21: Ottawa Co. Fair, Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 7870 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor. King and queen crowning, livestock exhibits, live entertainment, demolition derby, tractor pulls, rides, games, food, and more. www.ottawacountyfair.org/419-898-1971. July 19-21: 9th Annual African American Festival, Scott Park Campus, University of Toledo.. www.toledourban.com/TUFCU/AAF.aspx. July 20: 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 20: 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 20: 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 20: Pemberville Community Garage Sales, village of Pemberville. www.beekersgeneralstore.com. July 22: ADA Day, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo, 10-3 p.m. 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 24: 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 27: GroveFest, Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes & Buckland, Fremont. Croquet play, entertainment, car show, fundraising auction and more. www. rbhayes.org. July 29-Aug. 5: Wood Co. Fair, Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green. Featuring agricultural displays, entertainment, food, demonstrations and more. www.woodcountyfair.com.

Ottawa County Fair, July 15-21. August Aug. 2: Rock `N Roar, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. The summer’s hottest dance party for the 21-and-over crowd, featuring live bands and a DJ. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo. org. Aug. 3-4: 30th 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. 4: Arts in the Garden, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Art for sale, live entertainment, arts & crafts for all ages. Free and open to the public. www.toledogarden.org. Aug. 7: 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. 9-10: Ohio’s South of the Border Festival, Perrysburg Heights Community Park, 12282 Jefferson St., Perrysburg. Food, dancing, rides, games, raffles and more to benefit Perrysburg Heights Community Center’s free programming.419-450-3358. Aug. 14-17: Pemberville Free Fair, downtown Pemberville, O. Entertainment, contests, arts and crafts, parade, exhibitions and more. www. pembervillefair.org. Aug. 14-17: 17th Annual Rug Hooking Continued on page 22

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by the zoo’s buggy buddies. 419-419385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org. Aug. 31-Sept. 2: Milan Melon Festival, Village Square, Milan, O. www.milanmelonfestival.org.

Exhibit, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Rug-hooking demonstrations, workshops and vendor booths. www.saudervillage.org. Aug. 17-18: 39th 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. 20-25: Sandusky Co. Fair. Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. www.sanduskycountyfair.com. Aug. 21: 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. 23-25: German-American Festival, Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon. Northwest Ohio’s oldest ethnic festival featuring nonstop music and entertainment. Other highlights include shopping at the Import Haus, a stone-throwing contest, a children’s Hummel look-alike contest, live glockenspiel, soccer games, children’s games, and more. http:// www.gafsociety.org. Aug. 24: Barbershop Sing, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m.5 p.m. Featuring the Singing Buckeyes of Columbus and other sweet sounds. www.saudervillage.org. Aug. 24-25: Life in Early Ohio, Fort Meigs State Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, Watch “lost” historic skills including blacksmithing, coopering, tinsmithing and more. www.fortmeigs.org. Aug. 31-Sept. 2: 25th Anniversary Sandusky County Restorers of Antique Power, Inc. (S.C.R.A.P.) Tractor & Engine Show, White Star Park, SR 300, a mile south of Gibsonburg. Displays of antique tractors, engines, cars, trucks, motorcycles and farm equipment, demonstrations, live entertainment, food, a large flea market and more. sc-r-a-p-inc.org Aug. 31: 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

September Sept. 1: Glacial Glimpses, Glacial Grooves, Kelleys Island. Discover one of Ohio’s greatest geological marvels. Kelleysislandchamber.com. Sept. 3, 10, 17 & 24: 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. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org. Sept. 6-8: 43rd 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. 6-8: 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. 7: Grub N` Suds Motorcycle Festival, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Depot Park, Elmore. Sponsored by the Elmore Historical Society and A.B.A.T.E of Ohio Region 7. A.B.A.T.E. bike games, Headless Motorcycle Poker Run, Bike Show, classic rock and roll music, food and drinks and more. www.elmorehs. tripod.com. Sept. 7-8: Pioneer Days, Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue, 10 a.m.5 p.m. Travel back in time as history comes alive. Experience various aspects of life in the 1700s and 1800s. www.lymevillage.org. Sept. 8: Grandparents Day, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Grandparents are admitted free when they bring their grandchildren to the zoo. www.toledozoo.org. Sept. 8: Peter Navarre Day, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo, noon-4 p.m. Visit the Pioneer Garden to celebrate the life of Peter Navarre, a skilled and courageous Indian Scout during the Battle of Lake Erie in the war of 1812. Light refreshment, Kids’ activities, re-enactments and more. www.toledogarden.org. Sept. 10-15: Celebrate Our Artisans, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Special demonstrations, daily drawings and more. www.saudervillage. org. Sept. 10: Senior Safari, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo. Join the Toledo Zoo and the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio for a fun day fo-

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cused on seniors. www.toledozoo.org. Sept. 21: Genoa Street Fair, downtown Genoa. Local merchants displaying their wares, chili cook-off/salsa contest, live music, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, Super Cruisin’ Car Show, bike run and more. www.genoaohio.org. Sept. 28: Roche de Boeuf Festival, downtown Waterville, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. A fun family festival with crafts, food, business and non-profit vendors, carnival rides, a car show, live entertainment and more. www.watervillechamber.com. Sept. 25-28: 35th Annual Apple Butter Making, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, O. Celebrate fall with apple cider pressing and other apple-themed activities as well as homemade apple dumplings, pies and other treats to enjoy. 800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org. Sept. 27-29: Luckey Fall Festival, Luckey, O. between Krotzer Ave. (SR 582) and Gilbert Road on Adams Street. An old-time fall festival weekend with entertainment, craft and flea markets, antique tractor pulls and displays, steam engine hobo dinner, apple-butter festival and more. www.luckeyfallfestival.com. October Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29: 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. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org. Oct. 5-6: Hayes Civil War Re-enactment, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mark the birthday of Ohio Civil War hero and 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes by experiencing life during the Civil War. More than 500 re-enactors camp on the grounds of the Hayes estate for this two-day living-history event. 800-998-PRES or www.rbhayes.org.

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Oct. 5-6: All Aboard Train Event, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. noon-4 p.m. See model trains, garden scale trains and more. www.saudervillage. org. Oct. 5: Nature at Night Hike, Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 7:30 p.m. Free. Discover the sounds of the marsh at night. friendsofmageemarsh.org. Oct. 12: Storybook Halloween, Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue, 2-5 p.m. Visit storybook characters in each building with many activities for children. Children are invited to come in their favorite costume. lymevillage. com. Oct. 12-13: 34th Oak Harbor Apple Festival, downtown Oak Harbor. A family-oriented family festival that celebrates apples in all their glorious forms with a Grand Parade, kiddie-tractor pull, talent show, classic car show, 5K Apple run, food, entertainment and more. www.oakharborohio.net. Oct. 12: Fall on the Farm & Scout Day, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visitors young and old will have the opportunity to take a step back in time and help prepare the farm for the winter ahead. 800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org. Oct. 17-18: Little Boo at the Zoo, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy trick-ortreating, games and activities and lots of other Halloween fun that’s just for them. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org. Oct. 19-20: Pumpkin Path, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Kids of all ages will enjoy trick-or-treating, games and

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activities and lots of Halloween fun. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo. org. Oct. 18-19 and 25-26: Garrison Ghostwalk, Fort Meigs State Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, 7-9:30 p.m. Enjoy a “spirited” stroll at the fort with an 1812 guide and encounter the spookier side of this historic place. Proceeds benefit the Old Northwest Military History Association. Reservations required. www.fortmeigs. org. Oct. 26: 8th Annual Tombstone Derby, Depot Park, Elmore, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Pumpkin-carving contests, Ghoulish food, Haunted Historical Cabin, Parade of Fools, Cadaver Toss Contest and more. www.elmorehs.tripod.com. Oct. 26: Boo! on the Boardwalk, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 6-8 p.m. Meet at the west end of the boardwalk. Treats, tricks and Halloween fun. Come in costume. Free family fun. 419-898-0960, ext. 31 or www.friendsofmageemarsh.org. Oct. 26: Pemberville Harvest Gathering, downtown Pemberville, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: Todd Sheets at 419-287-3274. Oct. 26-27: Woodcarver’s Show & Sale and Butchering Day, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. A special weekend filled with unique artistry and family fun. www.saudervillage.org. November Nov. 2: The World at War: Miniature War Gaming Day, Fort Meigs Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, Miniature war gaming experts help visitors play more than 16 different war games and learn about this familyfriendly hobby. www.fortmeigs.org. Nov. 15-Dec. 31: Lights Before Christmas, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. The Toledo Zoo’s holiday tradition is a treat for people of all ages, with millions of lights, animation displays, model trains, and Santa, too. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo. org. Nov. 16: 2012 Downtown Holiday Parade, downtown Toledo, 10 a.m. Giant helium balloons, marching bands, 80+ Distinguished Clowns, Shriner Units, floats, equestrian units, mascots and of course Santa Claus. After the parade, visit the Kris Kringle Village at the Imagination Station. www.dotoledo.org. Nov. 24: Wooden Feather Day, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, noon-4 p.m. Sponsored by the Maumee Bay Carvers and the Friends of Magee Marsh. Enjoy a warm fire, marsh walk and refreshments. www.friendsofmageemarsh.org. Nov 30-Dec. 1: Christmas in the Village/Festival of Trees, downtown

Pemberville. www.pemberville.org. December Dec. 1-Jan. 5, 2013: Hayes Train Special, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont. Watch eight different model trains in styles that relate to the life of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes and his family traverse a 12x24foot, three-tier model train layout. 800998-PRES or www.rbhayes.org. Dec. 7: Olde Fashion Christmas, downtown Oak Harbor, 5 p.m. Santa arrives at Adolphus Kraemer Park to light the Village Christmas Tree and kick off the holiday season. Visit him at Portage Fire Station and enjoy a cookie and hot chocolate at the Portage Fire District Fire Station. Shop in Santa’s Secrete Shop. www.oakharborohio.net. Dec. 8: Magee Marsh Holiday Open House, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 12-4 p.m. Kids’ activities, local vendors offering unique items for sale, refreshments, live music and more. www.friendsofmageemarsh.org. Dec. 5, 12, 19 & 26, Ice-carving Demonstrations, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A cool way to increase the fun on a visit to Lights Before Christmas. 419-419-3854040 or www.toledozoo.org. Dec. 8: Holiday Open House, Fort Meigs Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, 1-4 p.m. War of 1812 soldiers and civilians will be on hand to provide demonstrations and answer questions about the War of 1812 and camp life. Enjoy holiday music, hot cider and cookies, and hands-on activities. www.fortmeigs.org. Dec. 16: Christmas Tour, Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue, 1-5 p.m. www.lymevillage.com. Dec. 6-8: Victorian Christmas Candle Light Dinners, Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue. For advance tickets, call 419-483-4949. www.lymevillage.com. Dec. 26-31: Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides in Spiegel Grove, Hayes Presidential Center, corner of Hayes and Buckland, Fremont, 1-4 p.m. www.rbhayes.org. Dec. 31: Noon Year’s Eve, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Ring in the new year at the stroke of…noon! Kids and families can start their New Year’s a little early by building party hats and noise makers, choosing a reZOOlution and gathering for the big countdown at noon. 419-419-385-4040 or www. toledozoo.org. For more events, be sure to visit www.presspublications.com, www. do-toledo.org, www.lake-erie.com or www.lakeeriesfavoriteneighbor. com. Submit event information to twalro@presspublications.com.

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Biggest Week in American Birding: 2013 by The Numbers Results from the two-week birding fest at Lake Erie marshes The Big Sit: Tom Bartlett and fellow birders raised nearly $12,000 pledging contributions for each bird species Bartlett spotted from his ladder during his “Big Sit” on Migratory Bird Day, May 11. The money supports area birding activities and the Young Birders Club. Bartlett, in a period of 12 hours, spotted 98 species this year, above his 19-year average of 90 species. Time 500 500 500 500 532 535 536 537 549 551 555 558 558 559 559 601 602 602 603 603 604 604 605 607 608 609 609 610 611 611 612 612 612 613 614 615 616 617 618 618 619 621 621 621 622 625 625 628 628

Species Eastern Screech-Owl Great Horned Owl Tree Swallow Northern Cardinal Whip-poor-will American Woodcock Killdeer American Robin Great Blue Heron Common Tern Wood Thrush Mourning Dove Balmore Oriole House Wren Red-winged Blackbird White-throated Sparrow Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Yellow Warbler Common Nighthawk Common Grackle Tennessee Warbler Northern Parula Orchard Oriole Blue-winged Warbler Bald Eagle Warbling Vireo Carolina Wren Yellow-rumped Warbler European Starling Ovenbird Northern Flicker Blackburnian Warbler Brown-headed Cowbird Nashville Warbler Downy Woodpecker Rose-breasted Grosbeak White-crowned Sparrow Chimney Swi Eastern Kingbird Black-throated Green Warbler Black-throated Blue Warbler Green Heron Blue Jay Black-capped Chickadee Gray Catbird Double-crested Cormorant Herring Gull Canada Goose Purple Marn

Time 629 630 631 633 634 634 637 641 644 644 648 650 652 704 709 710 728 730 733 807 813 818 820 835 836 852 904 920 929 934 957 1107 1109 1159 1201 1202 1204 1205 1219 1228 1246 1249 1259 1303 1303 1328 1348 1352 1526

Species American Redstart Black-and-white Warbler Palm Warbler Bay-breasted Warbler Chestnut-sided Warbler Prothonotary Warbler Ruby-crowned Kinglet Ring-billed Gull Least Flycatcher Pine Siskin Great Crested Flycatcher Trumpeter Swan Cape May Warbler Caspian Tern Blue-headed Vireo Magnolia Warbler Barn Swallow Belted Kingfisher Red-breasted Merganser White-breasted Nuthatch Scarlet Tanager Wood Duck Northern Waterthrush Hooded Merganser Bobolink Orange-crowned Warbler House Sparrow Hermit Thrush American Goldfinch Chipping Sparrow Eastern Phoebe American Kestrel Ruby-throated Hummingbird Wilson’s Warbler Northern Rough-winged Swallow American White Pelican Bank Swallow Sharp-shinned Hawk Osprey Eastern Wood-Pewee Sandhill Crane Cliff Swallow Short-billed Dowitcher Great Egret Red-tailed Hawk Black-bellied Plover Spoed Sandpiper Common Loon Blackpoll Warbler

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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. In addition, visitors to Fifth Third Field can enjoy a wide variety of food choices that go way beyond the traditional hot dogs, peanuts and popcorn, including new Cajun fries, Caprese salad, turkey club wraps, Reuben Panini, fried portabella mushrooms and deep fried chocolate chip cookie dough. 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. The Huntington Center is also home to a number of concerts, shows and special events throughout the year. 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. 28 at 5639 Benore Rd. off the I-75/Alexis

Racing will be held through Sept. 1 at Raceway Park 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 Midwest Monster Truck Show (July 20); the “Rusty Wallace Racing Experience” (Sept. 7); the Silver Anniversary of the Glass City 200 (Sept. 28). For more info about the speedway, call 419-727-1100, or visit www.toledospeedway.com.

Raceway Park Whether it be betting on live horse racing, enjoying dinner, or watching live musical entertainment, Raceway Park is one of “The Best Bets in Toledo” for a good time. For 2013, live racing will be held every Saturday and Sunday April 27 through Sept. 15, with post time at 6 p.m. The track also offers buffets, live simulcasts of races elsewhere – including the Preakness and Kentucky Derby – and hosts summertime concerts and cookouts. Raceway Park is located at 5700 Telegraph Rd., Toledo. Call 419-4767751 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. 5. 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. Gates open at 4 p.m.,. Racing starts

at 7 p.m. Times may vary on special races. Races may be added, cancelled, or changed. Semi-truck parking available. For more info, a complete schedule or ticket information, call 419-3074241 (office), 419-333-0478 (track), or visit www.fremontohspeedway.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. Meeting rooms and non-athletic educational activities are also offered. For more info, call 419691-3523, 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: • Eastern Freeway Lanes, 3511 Woodville Rd. at I-280, Northwood. 419-691-8551. • Toledo Sports Center, 1516 Starr Ave., Toledo. 419-693-0687. • 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 Boulevard, 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.

Chateau Tebeau Vineyard and Winery offers food, entertainment and special events. 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. 419-577-1066 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.

Primitive Cupboard, 224 W. Water St., Oak Harbor. Featuring cupboards, candles, baskets, birdfeeders, gifts and more. 419-898-0888. 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. Sears, 3725 Williston Rd., Northwood. 419-698-5700. Simple Gatherings, 18909 W. SR 51, Suite B, Elmore. Antiques, handmade candles, furniture, handmade dolls and wood crafts. 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, an expanded food court and much more. 5001 Monroe St., Toledo. 419-473-3317.

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Expect good perch fishing in 2013. Perch anglers should encounter fish ranging from 7- to 13-inches from the 2011 through 2007 hatches in this year’s fishery, with major contributions from the 2007 and 2008 year classes. Fish from the large 2003 year class are still present, particularly in the central basin, and will provide some of this year’s trophy perch opportunities.

Fishing Anglers hooked on NW Ohio fishing spots Lake Erie anglers should enjoy diverse fishing opportunities in 2013, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). “When you consider the mix of species and sizes that are seasonally available to Ohio anglers, we are optimistic about the fishing prospects this year,” said Jeff Tyson, Lake Erie fisheries program manager for the ODNR Division of Wildlife. “Weather is always a wild card at Lake Erie, but if conditions are similar to those in 2012, anglers should have excellent seasonal opportunities this year to catch walleye, yellow perch, smallmouth bass, white bass and steelhead.” Lake Erie walleye and yellow perch fisheries are managed through an interagency quota system that involves Ontario, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio jurisdictions. Each jurisdiction regulates their catches to comply with quotas and minimize the risk of over-fishing these species. Quotas for the upcoming fishing season are determined through consensus agreement by these jurisdictions through the Lake Erie Committee of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, which were recently announced for 2013. The walleye daily limit is six walleye from May 1 through Feb. 28, 2014. From March 1, 2014, through April 30, 2014, the daily walleye bag limit will be four. A 15-inch minimum size limit is in effect during the entire season for walleye. The yellow perch daily bag limit is 30 from May 1 through April 30, 2014, with no minimum size limit.

Maumee Bay State Park holds an annual fishing derby for kids. (Maumee Bay Press photo by Ken Grosjean) Walleye Ohio walleye anglers in 2013 will catch fish mostly from the 2010, 2009, 2007 and 2003 hatches. Walleye from the 2011 hatch continue to show good growth based on 2012 fall surveys and many individuals will be near or over the 15-inch minimum size limit during the 2013 fishing season. Walleye from the moderate 2010 hatch will range from 17-22 inches, while walleye from the 2007 hatch will range from 18-25 inches. The 2003 and 2007 hatches are likely to carry most of the Central Basin fisheries. These walleye will complement the larger 22- to 30-inch fish from the strong 2003 hatch. Large walleye from strong hatches in the mid-1990s will provide “Fish Ohio” opportunities (greater than 28 inches). Yellow Perch

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Smallmouth Bass Smallmouth bass fishing in 2013 is expected to be fair. Bass catch rates in 2012 were the highest observed since the mid-1990s. Smallmouth bass caught should be excellent size (14 to 22 inches, weighing up to 6 pounds). Bass fishing is best in areas with good bottom structure, which is the available habitat across much of the entire Ohio near shore area. All black bass (smallmouth and largemouth) must be immediately released from May 1-June 28. Beginning June 29, the daily bag limit for bass is five, with a 14-inch minimum length limit. Steelhead Steelhead anglers should enjoy another year of great fishing in 2013 in Ohio’s Lake Erie open waters and in 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 at five fish per angler from May 16-Aug. 31, and two fish per angler between Sept. 1 and May 15, 2014. A 12-inch minimum size limit is in effect throughout the year. White Bass White bass continue to provide excellent seasonal fishing opportunities in the Maumee and Sandusky rivers and Continued on page 30

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Anglers are hooked on NW Ohio fishing spots Continued from page 30

in the open lake. The 2013 catch will be dominated by fish from the 2010 and 2011 year classes. Fish from 2005 could be as large as 16 inches. Anglers should focus on major Western Basin tributaries during May and June and near shore areas of the open lake during the summer. There is no white bass daily bag limit or size limit. Other Species Largemouth bass fishing efforts and catch rates have increased significantly. Bays, harbors and main lake shorelines offer excellent fishing for panfish, as well as largemouth bass. Anglers may also catch an occasional northern pike or muskellunge in vegetated areas. Stay updated 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. Anglers are also reminded to carefully monitor Lake Erie weather

and to seek safe harbor before storms approach. During the season, updated Lake Erie fishing reports are available online at wildohio.com and by calling 888HOOKFISH. For additional information on lodging, charter boat services and local launch ramps, contact one of the following lakeshore visitors’ bureaus: • Sandusky County Visitors Bureau - 800-255-8070 • Ottawa County Visitors Bureau 800-441-1271 • Greater Toledo Convention and Visitors Bureau - 800-243-4667 • Ohio Division of Travel and Tourism - 800-BUCKEYE Information on the Division of Wildlife’s Lake Erie research and management programs, fisheries resources, open lake and steelhead fishing reports, as well as maps and links to other Lake Erie web resources are available at wildohio.com. Choose the “Fishing” icon from the Division’s home page, and then select “Lake Erie Fishing” from the list at the bottom of the page. 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. Call 419-4245000. • Cooley Canal Public Access: Anchor Point Rd., Curtice. 4198369185 • Metzger Marsh Wildlife Area: SR2 at Bono curve, Curtice. 419-4245000. • Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge: 14000 W SR2, Oak Harbor. 419-8980014 • Turtle Creek Fishing Access: SR2 at Turtle Creek near Oak Harbor. 419424-5000 • Toussaint Creek Wildlife Area: SR 19 two miles south of SR 2, Oak Harbor. 419-424-5000.

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