All posts by Karen L. Zickes

All abuzz in the new hive

     So what’s the buzz about, you ask?  Bumble Floral & Gifts relocated one block north to 5737 Main St. in downtown Sylvania; more than doubling its size.  Opened in May 2008 by Josh and Stephanie Harmon, Bumble is a complete fresh flower and fine gift shop. The Baby Boutique/Kids’ Corner offers fine and

Taking It Up A Notch

The Black Pearl restaurant opened this past November across from the Stranahan Theater, replacing the once popular but then closed H.J.’s Prime Cut.  Prime rib and seafood were claime Black Pearl specialties, and that sounded like something we definitely needed to try.  Though not a formal restaurant, I was glad my family opted to wear

Fun Little Feet

Whether it’s because they’re teething, or just learning more about the vast world around them, babies have a way of putting objects in their mouths.  A favorite pastime for little ones is seeing whether or not they can fit their own little piggies in their mouths, too.  Neil and Jill Little’s children and grandchildren were

St. Benedict Catholic School opening soon

Two years of collaborative efforts will come to fruition this fall with the opening of St. Benedict Catholic School.  As Little Flower of Jesus and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic grade schools had seen a decline in enrollment, the parents, staff, and parishioners became proactive and planned a joint venture.  According to Principal Carol Huss,

Raising the bar just over the line

Oh please, say it isn’t so!  In the blink of an eye, another summer is history.  School has only just begun, and I have already found myself longing for the days just past that were filled with spontaneous activities.  We are again slaves to the school schedule, activities, practices, homework, meetings and strict bedtimes.   However,