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Here Come the Mummies perform in Lima, Ohio at the Veterans Memorial and Civic Center. Photos courtesy Jay Phillips, 936productions.

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Continuing the tradition of bringing big name acts to Lima, on October 1st the Lima Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center hosted the Nashville based funk-rock Band Here Come the Mummies. There are rumored to be several Grammy awards among the members, though this is difficult to verify, as the identities of band members are kept “under wraps.”

Here Come the Mummies are known for their unrelenting live show and their performance in Lima was no exception. From their dramatic entrance marching a drumline through Crouse Hall to the light and laser show accompanying their live performance, all while wrapped up tight in their bandages.

Crouse Performance Hall has hosted a multitude of shows in its 27 years including the Broadway in Lima series which has brought top-quality Broadway tours to town. The 1,784- seat proscenium theatre offers performers a wide stage area for the most elaborate set designs to the simplest stage set-ups.

Check back to the419.com for more information about entertainment being brought to Lima.

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Lima Lantern Tours

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Buy tickets now for lima lantern toursLIMA – How much do you know about Lima’s local legends? Come hear stories of days gone by with Downtown Lima’s Lantern Tours October 7th and 8th.

Participants will be thrilled to the bone with local folklore and hauntings surrounding long forgotten buildings and locations. Walking tours begin at 6:30 pm for $15.00 and Trolley Tours begin at 7:30 pm for $25.00.

For ticket information, visit visitdowntownlima.com

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Take back the night lima ohio

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LIMA – Ohio State Lima’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion teams up with the Crossroads Crisis Center to host the Ninth Annual Take Back the Night event at 6 p.m., Thu., Oct. 6, 2016, beginning in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts. The focus for the event this year is sexual assault and human trafficking and the goal is prevention through education. Human trafficking survivor Jennifer Kempton will be the keynote speaker at the welcoming ceremony.

Kempton is a survivor of human trafficking who uses her experience to promote awareness and advocate for social change. During her horrific time on the streets she was branded and sold by her abusers. After obtaining her freedom, these marks became constant reminders of her abuse until she was given a gift of a tattoo cover-up. The liberation she experienced through covering her brands inspired her to found Survivor’s Ink.

According to its website, Survivor’s Ink exists to raise awareness and to empower human trafficking victims by breaking the psychological chains of enslavement through beautifying, removing or covering their physical scars, markings and brandings that are constant reminders of a violent past. Survivor’s Ink offers full scholarships to survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation to have their branding tattoo’s covered or removed.

Following the welcoming ceremony, Take Back the Night will proceed through various stations on campus. Each station will highlight an avenue of awareness. Two new stations have been added for 2016 – “Bringing in the Bystander” and “Cultural Bias Against Women in Advertising.”

Professionals from St. Rita’s will be available to provide an anonymous mental health self-assessment, a confidential interview with a mental health professional to discuss the results of your screening, a list of local referral resources and a variety of educational resources for you to take home.

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LIMA – October 6, 2016 is National Depression Screening Day. St. Rita’s will provide free Depression Screenings on Thursday, October 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Health Resource Center.

Professionals from St. Rita’s will be available to provide an anonymous mental health self-assessment, a confidential interview with a mental health professional to discuss the results of your screening, a list of local referral resources and a variety of educational resources for you to take home.

The screening will include the following:

  • An anonymous mental health self-assessment
  • A variety of educational resources for you to take home
  • A confidential interview with a mental health professional to discuss the results of your screening
  • A list of local referral resources

Early recognition and treatment offers the best opportunity for recovery. For more information, call St. Rita’s Call A Nurse at 1-800-437-4827 or St. Rita’s Health Resource Center at 419-996-5842.

Taking a spin on the popular sites that allow you to order meals and have them delivered to your door, The Dough Hook offers fresh meal boxes that she designs with the everyday family in mind. Each week, she chooses 3 recipes and provides those recipes, along with all needed ingredients in a box that is ready for you to pick up.

By Activate Allen County


The Dough Hook in Bluffton
Do you ever find yourself wondering “What’s for dinner?” at 1 p.m. on Wednesday?

If you are like many working families, the likely answer is yes! The Dough Hook in Bluffton offers some options that are sure to please the busy, on the go families around Allen County.

We are pleased to partner with the Dough Hook as our newest member of the Active Menu Challenge, a program through Activate Allen County. The Menu Challenge promotes healthy on the go food options to the community as a way to maintain a healthy diet, even when not cooking at home.

You can even order online at shop.doughhook.com.

Taking a spin on the popular sites that allow you to order meals and have them delivered to your door, Marlena offers fresh meal boxes that she designs with the everyday family in mind.

Each week, she chooses 3 recipes and provides those recipes, along with all needed ingredients in a box that is ready for you to pick up.

The recipes are easy to follow, kid and family friendly and feed four people, all for only $49.

Another way to look at it: three meals, each feeding four people for only $4.08 per person, per meal.

Plus, these meals are nutritious and fresh ingredients are provided. These meal boxes will save you from plenty of trips through a drive-thru and can greatly assist you in meal planning for the week.

Taking a spin on the popular sites that allow you to order meals and have them delivered to your door, The Dough Hook offers fresh meal boxes that she designs with the everyday family in mind. Each week, she chooses 3 recipes and provides those recipes, along with all needed ingredients in a box that is ready for you to pick up.

 

But wait, there’s more!

For those of us who wait for the last minute to think about dinner and end up going out and spending more money at restaurants and drive-thrus then we would like to admit, Marlena can offer you a hot meal to pick up on your way home.

By calling The Dough Hook before noon, you can choose from a number of fresh, healthy meals that will be made for you and ready for you at the end of the day. Meal options include soups, chicken and rice, beef roast and pork chops. Using fresh meats and produce, these meals will be on your table, ready to feed your family and you can feel good about providing a warm and homemade meal to them.

By calling The Dough Hook before noon, you can choose from a number of fresh, healthy meals that will be made for you and ready for you at the end of the day.

By calling The Dough Hook before noon, you can choose from a number of fresh, healthy meals that will be made for you and ready for you at the end of the day.

The best part: you didn’t have to do anything but pick it up.

Owner Marlena Ballinger is excited about the opportunities she is able to provide to the community to have healthy, homemade food available, especially for Bluffton residents.

“Our Fresh Meals, which are three meals designed to feed four people, brings easy menu planning for families while offering them a fresh healthy meal. Something else that has happened is that is brings young adults and teenagers into the kitchen as the boxes have easy to follow instructions in them. The Dough Hook is excited to make cooking fun and easy for family members,” said Ballinger.

“Meanwhile, our Home Cooked meals allow busy families to pick up a healthy ‘Home Cooked Meal’ that is hot and ready to place on the table. I create these meals using fresh, healthy ingredients that my mom taught me to cook with.”

What a great way to provide to the community with a unique service that is both nutritious and convenient! We are happy to partner with The Dough Hook and we hope that you will support them as they continue to serve our community.

The Dough Hook is located at 117 N. Main Street in Bluffton, OH and you can contact them by calling 419-369-4264.

For a full listing of participating Active Menu Challenge restaurants, head to our website activateallencounty.com and go to the Healthy Communities area to access the listing of restaurants and their approved options. For additional questions, contact our office 419-221-5035.

 

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Experienced financial advisors are on site to give advice at Real Money, Real World simulations. Photo courtesy The Ohio State University.

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LIMA —Superior Credit Union and Putnam County OSU Extension will host the 8th annual Putnam County Superior Financial Education Day on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. The event provides an informative and interactive financial education program for area high school students. The event will be held in the Ottawa-Glandorf High School gymnasium.

Students from the following Putnam County high schools will attend: Columbus Grove, Continental, Ft. Jennings, Kalida, Miller City-New Cleveland, Ottawa-Glandorf, Ottoville, and Pandora-Gilboa. Approximately 335 students will attend the event.

The Real Money, Real World program offered through the Putnam County OSU Extension Office allows students to learn through hands-on experiences about costs of living on their own, making decisions, and evaluating the consequences of their decisions. Students are assigned an occupation and family situation, and given a salary equivalent to the average monthly salary in their simulated occupation. Then they work through the reality experience of opening a checking and savings account; making consumer decisions; paying bills; writing checks and balancing a checkbook. These activities are done as students spend their salaries for the necessities and luxuries they envision as part of their adult lifestyle; as well as pay taxes and save for the future.

The Real Money, Real World program has three primary goals:

  1. To increase participants’ awareness of how education level and corresponding career choice influence personal income and financial security.
  2. To increase the students’ knowledge of money management tools used in daily spending for cost-of- living decisions.
  3. To increase participants’ awareness of how income and lifestyle choices affect the amount of money available for discretionary spending.

The Real Money, Real World program is designed to increase participant awareness related to:

  • How the type of job affects how much income can be earned.
  • The level of education needed to get the job desired.
  • The amount of money deducted from paychecks for taxes, other withholdings, health insurance, and retirement.
  • How financial institutions help with personal money management.
  • What it costs to maintain a household.
  • What it costs to care for a child.
  • How every spending decision affects other spending opportunities.

Because of Real Money, Real World, youth will place more importance on and plan for changes related to:

  • Doing well in school.
  • Getting more education or training after high school.
  • Waiting until financially ready before having children.
  • Having a plan for spending that includes both needs and wants.
  • Learning how to make financial decisions that adjust spending to match income.
  • Saving money regularly.

Superior Credit Union, headquartered in Lima, Ohio, is a full-service financial cooperative serving members throughout Northwest Ohio. Superior CU currently serves over 62,000 members with assets of over $590 million. The credit union also provides consumer and mortgage loans,brokerage services, insurance services, checking and savings accounts, and small business services and loans.

Mellow Mushroom owner Norm Moser reviewing plans for the new Lima location. Moser says he’s looking forward to opening and providing the area with great food and drinks and a fun, unique dining experience.

Full size “Beatles-style” yellow submarine delivered Friday, will reside in restaurant

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Mellow Mushroom LimaLIMA – Lima’s newest family restaurant, Mellow Mushroom, located at 2530 Eastown Road (near Menard’s) is nearing completion, with construction progressing at a fast pace, in anticipation of a late October open date.

The restaurant, popular in the southeastern United States will be the first here in Western Ohio.

The owner, Norm Moser says he’s looking forward to opening and providing the area with great food and drinks and a fun, unique dining experience.

The local restaurant on Eastown Road in Lima will feature a vibrant, eclectic design including eclectic art and a large yellow submarine.

The full size “Beatles-style” yellow submarine that will reside inside the new Mellow Mushroom restaurant in Lima was delivered Friday.

The full size “Beatles-style” yellow submarine that will reside inside the new Mellow Mushroom restaurant in Lima was delivered Friday. Submitted photo

For more information, visit the Mellow Mushroom Lima Facebook page: facebook.com/mellowmushroomlima.

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The Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104, by Jean Sibelius is a symphony completed in 1923.

The Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104, by Jean Sibelius is a symphony completed in 1923.

LIMA – The Lima Symphony Orchestra will begin its 2016-2017 season with an evening of Cool Beauty on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center. This season-opening concert will feature two compositions by one of the most powerful and individual voices in music, Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.

Tickets are $25/$30 for adults and $10/$15 for students. buy tickets now »

Sibelius infused his reserved Symphony No. 6 with characteristic simplicity evoking the feeling of a new snow. This piece contrasts perfectly with his Violin Concerto, which juxtaposes cold intensity with a warm, singing melody in what has often been called his “polonaise for polar bears.” 2016 Friends of the Symphony Young Artist Competition winner Seo Yon Park will bring the breathtaking fireworks of this Violin Concerto to life.

Seo Yon Park, violin soloist
Seo Yon Park was born in Korea and learned to play the piano at the age of 7. When she was 8 years old, she began playing the violin in an elementary after-school program. Park received a scholarship to study at Interlochen Arts Academy and graduated one year early. At Interlochen, she was the concertmaster of the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra. Currently, Park is a sophomore studying at Oberlin Conservatory with a 4-year scholarship.

In 2015, Park received the first prize at the Alexander and Buono International String Competition and performed at Carnegie Hall as a result. Additionally, she won the LSO’s Friends of the Symphony Young Artist Competition in 2016.

Buy tickets by visiting limasymphony.com/Cool-Beauty.

The LSO thanks underwriters of the opening concert Reineke Family Dealerships and Superior Credit Union. For more information, contact Elizabeth Brown-Ellis, Executive Director (419) 222-5701

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On Oct. 3, 2016, 100 percent of the proceeds from every Pink Ribbon Bagel sold in Lima will benefit the Sherry Halker Fund at St. Rita’s Medical Center to provide financial assistance for breast imaging services and treatment support to uninsured or underinsured women.

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Photo courtesy Panera Bread Co.

Photo courtesy Panera Bread Co.

LIMA – In honor of breast cancer awareness month, bagels are worth much more than dough at Panera Bread this October. On Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, 100 percent of the proceeds from every Pink Ribbon Bagel sold in Lima will benefit the Sherry Halker Fund at St. Rita’s Medical Center to provide financial assistance for breast imaging services and treatment support to uninsured or underinsured women.

The rest of the month, a portion of the proceeds from every Pink Ribbon Bagel sold will benefit the cause.

Panera Bread Lima locations:

Due to the overwhelming support each year, Panera asks that you order online at covelli.com/gopink (click under the Columbus and central Ohio tab), or call the participating locations (Elida Rd. phone number: 419-222-3700; Harding Hwy. phone number: 419-229-9797, fax: 419-229-9715) ahead of time.

Don’t forget to share your bagel moments using #morethandough.

 In honor of breast cancer awareness month, bagels are worth much more than dough at Panera Bread this October. On Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, 100 percent of the proceeds from every Pink Ribbon Bagel sold in Lima will benefit the Sherry Halker Fund at St. Rita’s Medical Center to provide financial assistance for breast imaging services and treatment support to uninsured or underinsured women.

Community Calendar: 2016 Lima-area Trick or Treat times

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LIMA – ‘Tis the season for trick-or-treating! the419 will continue to update the list of dates and times as they become available. If you have information on any additional trick-or-treat times, please e-mail them to news@the419.com.

Lima Trick or Treat schedules

Saturday, Oct. 22

Thursday, Oct. 27

  • Ada trick-or-treat: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • American trick-or-treat: 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
  • Bath trick-or-treat: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Bluffton trick-or-treat: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Cridersville trick-or-treat: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Delphos trick-or-treat: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Elida trick-or-treat: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Lima trick-or-treat: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Perry trick-or-treat: 6 p.m.– 8 p.m.
  • Shawnee trick-or-treat: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 29

Sunday, Oct. 30

  • Spencerville trick-or-treat: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.