Family

Keeping Our Girls Safe Provides Self-Defense Lessons

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Wearing workout clothes and smiles, JoAnn Norrington and her daughter Olivia practiced grabbing each other by the throat – and escaping by swiftly turning sideways and chopping an arm over the aggressor. The Whitehouse women were among 16 participants in an October 6 Keeping Our Girls …

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Retired Railroaders Reminisce During Weekly Coffee Gathering

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., a group of “ex-Cons” gathers at Georgette’s Grounds and Gifts in Maumee for coffee, breakfast and reminiscing about life working on the railroad. “We get together because we understand each other,” said Bob Duffy, who was a conductor for Conrail, formerly …

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Bittersweet Farms And Employee Receive Accolades

BY KRISTI FISH | MIRROR REPORTER — Bittersweet Farms and its employees were recently recognized for their dedication to the organization and the people they serve. Beth Kuntz-Wineland, a direct support professional at Bittersweet Farms, was surprised during the Bittersweet Music Vine Concert Series on September 16 with the news she would …

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Wolcott Lawn Sale Returns For Its 50th Year

BY KRISTI FISH | MIRROR REPORTER — The 50th Lawn Sale at the Wolcott Heritage Center will be held on Saturday, October 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Director Tonya Haynes said the event has been around since the Maumee Valley Historical Society opened the Wolcott House in 1965. According to …

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Anthony Michael Hall To Host Screenings In Maumee

BY KRISTI FISH | MIRROR REPORTER — Anthony Michael Hall has learned from some of the biggest names in the business when it comes to acting, directing and producing, and now he’s bringing his own advice to Maumee. Known for his roles as a teen in Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and …

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Roche de Boeuf Festival To Fill Waterville On September 24

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Rock out at the main stage, catch candy tossed from floats, browse vendor and artist booths and take a step back in time during the Saturday, September 24 Roche de Boeuf Festival. The 49th annual festival will take over downtown Waterville with activities for all ages …

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BGSU Alum Jim Wegman Honored For His Military Service

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Air Force veteran Jim Wegman earned his share of medals and ribbons flying B-52s and helicopters over Laos and North Vietnam, but he was overwhelmed on September 9 to find his name on a paver in Veterans Memorial Park. “Jim served for seven years – from …

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Glow Roll Bike Ride Scheduled For September 16

Area residents are encouraged to decorate their bikes and take a ride through Maumee on Friday, September 16. The Maumee Uptown Business Association, McLaren St. Luke’s and Pedego Electric Bikes Maumee will host a Glow Roll through the city that evening.  A Glow Roll is a nighttime bike ride that …

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