The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library now has a new database called Newspaper Archive: Ohio Edition to aid in your genealogy research. Newspaper Archive: Ohio Edition gives you free access to NewspaperArchive.com, the world’s largest online newspaper archive. This is a massive collection of more than seven million newspapers that covers Ohio history from 1800 to 2017 and allows you to search for your ancestors by name and location. The subscription for this service was paid for by the Seneca County Genealogical Society. For more information, call 419-447-3751.
Assistance for septic repairs or replacements is available for rural homeowners through WSOS Community Action Commission. Residents of Crawford, Erie, Seneca, Sandusky, or Wyandot County, who are in need of system repairs or replacements, or public sewer tap-ins, may be eligible for Home Sewage Treatment System funding. For more information, call 419-332-2078.
Below is a list of scheduled art classes to be held at the Tiffin Art Guild, 130 S. Washington St.
June 9 – 2nd Saturday for Kids, ages 8-14, “Shibori,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
June 16 – Batik Workshop, ages 15 and up, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
June 23 – Kids Crafts for 3-Pillar Program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
June 30 – Garden Sculpture Day, 10a.m.-Dusk
July 14 – 2nd Saturday for Kids, ages 8-14, Collage, 10 a.m.-noon
July 18 – Acrylic Painting Workshop, 6-9 p.m.
July 21 – Kids Crafts for 3-Pillar Program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
July 25 – Acrylic Painting Workshop, 6-9 p.m.
Aug. 9 – Oil Painting Workshop, 12-3 p.m.
Aug. 16 – Oil Painting Workshop, 12-3 p.m.
For more information, call 419-902-7966.
WSOS Head Start preschools in Fostoria and Tiffin are now enrolling students for the 2018-2019 school year. The Head Start program provides no-cost preschool for children 3-5, providing kindergarten readiness, socialization, and other important developmental needs for children and families. Full-day and part-day preschool options are each available for families. For more information or to register in Fostoria, call 419-435-4884. For more information or to register in Tiffin, call 567-220-7003.
Children wishing to participate in Elite Sport and Culture Week’s Three Pillar Program can earn both the Culture Pillar and the Education Pillar at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library August 6 through the 31.
The Three Pillar Program encourages children in kindergarten through sixth grade to complete three pillars of Olympic values; Sports Pillar, Culture Pillar, and Education Pillar. Those who complete the Three Pillar Program are invited to Elite Sport and Culture Week’s Festival of Champions at Tiffin University’s Heminger Center on October 23 to receive a prize and have their picture taken with an actual Olympian.
In order to earn the Education Pillar, children must check out and read five books about sports. They will then write a list of the sports books and bring it back to the Junior Library. In order to earn the Culture Pillar, children will hand draw and color the flag of a country of their choice, or children can opt to create a game and explain it to the Librarians in the Junior Library.
Hosted by Tiffin University, Terra State Community College, and Tiffin Mercy Health, Elite Sport and Culture Week allows the Tiffin community to meet world class athletes and coaches, including Olympians and Paralympians October 20 through 25.
For more information, please call 419-447-3751 or visit www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.
The public is invited to attend a free workshop on the basics of frog gigging on Aug. 7, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
The workshop will begin at 7 p.m. at the Barney Quilter CCC Camp, located at 1518 East County Road 113, Green Springs. Participants should plan to stay well after dark to participate in the field portion of the workshop.
Topics to be covered by ODNR Division of Wildlife officials include equipment, techniques, regulations and a cleaning demonstration. At dusk, groups will search the ponds on camp property with ODNR Division of Wildlife staff in pursuit of frogs. Participants are encouraged to wear old clothes and shoes, and bring waders, hips boots, or a canoe or kayak to better access frogs in the ponds. A headlamp or flashlight is also recommended.
Interested parties are reminded that anyone 16 years of age or older is required to have a valid fishing license to participate. Preregistration is required by August 6, as space is limited. Please contact Andrea Altman at 419-429-8321 for more information and to register.
Visit the ODNR Division of Wildlife website at wildohio.gov to learn more Ohio’s fishing opportunities and local wildlife.
The Seneca County General Health District will be sponsoring a Senior Health Check on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at the Commission on Aging from 9:30-11:15 a.m. for anyone age 60 or over. The Health Check Clinic includes vital signs, glucose, hemoglobin, lung sounds, edema, urinalysis, weight and height, review of medication, and education. For more information, call 419-447-3691.
The Alzheimer’s Support Group at St. Francis Home meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room, 182 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. The group’s purpose is to provide educational and social opportunities and an avenue for group-sharing for persons, who are coping with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. By sharing and learning from other’s experiences, they find it easier to work through issues and make decisions regarding their loved one. The support group is affiliated with the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information, call 419-447-2723.
The Franciscan Earth Literacy Center will host its 11th annual Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala on Friday, August 11th, from 6 – 9 p.m. at the St. Francis Campus, Tiffin. Ohio wines and craft beers as well as premiere gourmet food will be available. There will be live and silent auctions, and raffle drawings. The fundraiser benefits the Francisan Earth Literacy Center. For reservations, please call 419-447-0435 by Friday, August 3rd.
The Tiffin Historic Trust presents a birthday tea, “Rosina’s Birthday Hat Tea Party,” on August 11, 2018 at 12:30 p.m at the Grammes-Brown House, 172 Jefferson St, Tiffin. Wear your favorite bonnet and learn the history of hats and millinery. Three special hats will be eligible for prizes. Seating is limited. Call 419-448-8312 to place reservations and for more information.