Lifestyle briefs, Aug. 1

PHOTO SUBMITTED Samples of treats to be served at Tiffin Historic Trust’s tea Aug. 12.

Historic Trust to host ‘surprise birthday’ Victorian Tea

Tiffin Historic Trust is to present a birth tea 12:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Grammes-Brown House, 172 Jefferson St.

New and current members are to receive a discount off the $20 admission donation.

The program is to feature a “visit” from Rosina Brown — who donated the Grammes-Brown House to the preservation organization in 1989.

Attendees also are to hear Greg Ramsdell, Heidelberg University’s director of choral activities, sing “Happy Birthday” and other songs popular during Brown’s lifetime as guests celebrate what would have been Brown’s 121st birthday.

Partygoers are to be provided homemade savory and sweet treats and teas prepared by volunteers and served on Brown’s family china.

Before or after the tea, guests can take a tour of the house and garden.

Seating is limited, so reservations are required.

For more information or to register, call (419) 448-8312 or email

New physician joins Tiffin-Eye Center

Tiffin Eye Center, 60 Ashwood Drive, has welcomed Blair Young-Clark, D.O., to the practice.

Young-Clark is an ophthalmologist from ophthalmology residency at Beaumont Hospital in Taylor, Michigan. She is a 2003 graduate of Fremont Ross High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from UNC Wilmington in 2007.

Young-Clark also attended medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia, in 2011. She spent a year each in neuro-ophthalmology and neurology prior to completing her general ophthalmology residency from 2013 to 2017.

Two of Columbus’ ships to dock in Lorain

LORAIN — Replicas of the ships the Pinta and the Nina are to be docked Friday at the Lorain Port Authority, 319 Black River Lane, until their departure Aug. 8.

The Nina was built by hand, without the use of power tools. The Pinta was built in Brazil and is a larger version of the archetypal caravel.

The ships tour together as a new and enhanced sailing museum for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the caravel, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and other early explorers.

While in port, the public may visit the shops for a walk aboard, self-guided tour. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and $6 for students ages 5-16 years old.

Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30-minute guided tour with a crew member should call (787) 672-2152 or email