Arts festival announces entertainment lineup

BOWLING GREEN — The Black Swamp Arts Festival is excited to announce its 2019 Main Stage music lineup, headlined by The War and Treaty, Shinyribs, and Toledo’s own sacred steel band Nikki D & the Browns.

The 27th annual Black Swamp Arts Festival takes place in Downtown Bowling Green, Ohio on September 6, 7, and 8. All events are free and open to the public. More information at 

This year showcases a diverse line up on the Main Stage including 15 national, regional, and international bands representing blues, rock, soul, Americana, country, honky-tonk, jazz, gospel, R&B, bluegrass, and world music.

Information on the bands and the full Main Stage schedule are included in the attached release. Schedules for the Family and Community stages are to be released in the coming weeks.

TU to host day at Cedar Point

The community is invited to join Tiffin University as they host their annual Tiffin University Day at Cedar Point on Friday, July 19.

Special TU admission price is $37 per person.

Tickets can be purchased online at:


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All tickets are subject to availability and no refunds or exchanges will be allowed. New this year: tickets are valid another day for a $10 surcharge.

For additional information please contact TU’s Office of Alumni Relations at (419) 448.3282.

Fathers receive free admission, special activities offered

FREMONT — All fathers will receive free admission to the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums June 16 and special activities are to be offered throughout the day.

The Ohio Wheelmen, a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping alive the heritage of American cycling and promoting the restoration of bicycles made before 1932, will demonstrate riding antique, high-wheel bikes on the grounds and have an outdoor exhibit on bicycle history.

Hands-on artifact activities, a photo booth with presidential cutouts and kids activities also will be available in the museum.

For information, call (419) 332-2081, or visit Like HPLM on Facebook at and follow on Twitter at @rbhayespres and Instagram at rbhayespres.

Learn about the DAR, how to apply at special program

FREMONT — What are the Daughters of the American Revolution, and what is the process to become a member?

Find out during a special program at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

The Hayes Presidential Library then will be open from 2-3 p.m. to those attending the program so that they can do research. Admission to the program and the library is free.

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a national social service organization that promotes history, education and patriotism. Members have a Revolutionary War patriot in their family tree.

Patriots do not have to be soldiers. They can be men and women who provided assistance to the war effort.

RSVPS are requested and should be made by Friday, June 21. RSVP to John Ransom or Sharon Barnett at (419) 332-2081, or

Hidden Gems Garden Tour, sponsored Tiffin Historic Trust

After a hiatus of several years, the Tiffin Historic Trust is once again offering a Summer Garden Tour from noon-5 p.m. June 30.

Tickets are $10 and are available in advance at Great Lakes ACE Hardware, Simply Susan’s and at the Grammes-Brown House — Tiffin Historic Trust’s headquarters — located at 172 Jefferson St.

Visit twelve floral and vegetable gardens that range from historic to old-fashioned; from serene to whimsical; from extensive and various to a raised-bed enclosure.

The tour is sponsored by the Tiffin Historic Trust, the Grammes-Brown House Garden Committee, and the Sandusky County Herb Society, with assistance from the Master Gardeners of Seneca County Ohio.

Fremont farmer’s market this weekend

FREMONT — Downtown Fremont is to host the first Croghan Colonial Bank Farmer’s Market and Fremont Federal Credit Union Car Show of the 2019 season from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

Check-in for contestants for the car show is at 10:30 a.m., located at the corner of Croghan and Front streets.

Local retailer to host grand opening

Apparel and home decor retailer, Gordmans, is to host a Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. June 27, located at the former Peebles store.

During the grand opening, Gordmans is to presnt a $1,000 check to Columbian High School and other giveaways and prizes.

Community appreciation event scheduled

Your Legacy Federal Credit Union is to host the Magical Community Appreciation Day from 3-6 p.m. June 19 at Hedges-Boyer Park.

The event is to feature Magical Mr. J, face painting, Jumper’s Wild Bounce House, Humane Society Friends, games, prizes and more.

A food truck will also be on-site to purchase food and beverages.