WITH VIDEO: Summer choir makes a joyful, ‘jubilate’ noise

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR SeaHwa Jung leads the Findlay Summer Choir with a calm, yet authoritative sort of enthusiasm. He heaps praises on the 50 or so singers of all ages and backgrounds, at the same time commanding excellence. Sometimes they get it right on the first try....

Open Arms fosters respect, healthy interactions in youth

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR Open Arms of Findlay is known for its work helping individuals and families in their recovery from domestic violence and sexual assault. But the agency is also dedicated to prevention in many forms, including teaching children to respect themselves...

Fragrant field of lavender blooms in Carey

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR CAREY — The Little Lavender Farm started as a curiosity. Tammy Boyce was living in Arcadia, with just a few lavender plants blooming in her yard. She had read a magazine article about a woman who ran a big lavender farm in Oregon state, and...

Tractors trail along rural route

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR ADA — There is something delightfully Midwestern about a Saturday afternoon tractor procession through rural Ohio. Unless, of course, you’re an unsuspecting driver traveling behind said procession. Tractor enthusiast and would-be farmer...

Co-ed Scouting billed as ‘one-stop shop’

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR That the local Boy Scouts council elected its very first female president just weeks before the national organization announced its inclusion of girls is highly symbolic. It’s also purely coincidental. Sherri Garner Brumbaugh has, after all,...

Home and garden tour helps offset Upper Sandusky beautification

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR UPPER SANDUSKY — For the second summer in a row, an Upper Sandusky woman has made it her mission to spruce up “whatever we find around town that needs beautificationed.” That means new hanging baskets flanking the entrance to the...

‘Sing to the Lord, all the earth’: Church hosts music camp

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR Through stomps and claps, songs about superheroes and homemade instruments, a group of boisterous children spent the week learning the joys of music. This was Music and Arts Camp, hosted by First Presbyterian Church as an alternative to the typical...

Ritz and glamour help theater culture thrive

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR TIFFIN — In the age of digital streaming and abbreviated attention spans, some say the art of going to the theater is being lost. Not on my watch, says Michael Strong. As executive director of the historic Ritz Theatre in downtown Tiffin,...

Farm co-ops unite to fight cancer ‘cooperatively’

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR In 2009, three Ohio-based farm cooperatives planted the seed of a concept: work “cooperatively” to raise $50,000 for breast cancer research. Two additional cooperatives and a fleet of pink propane tankers later, “Fueling the...

Findlay’s patriotic hydrants returning to red

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR Tiny, patriotic works of art have stood guard over Findlay’s sidewalks for the past six summers. The red, white and blue starred, striped and soldier-themed fire hydrants are one of the city’s best known calling cards, recalling the...