All posts by Karen L. Zickes

Babies love Coach Tressel, too!

     Even the youngest OSU fans can now sport the iconic look of the highly regarded OSU head football coach, Jim Tressel.  What began as a challenge to JUPMODE owner and area native John Amato, has evolved into fun, contemporary OSU licensed sprit wear for every age.      While cheering on The Bucks with

Score a big slice of fun

Mood boostin’ fun Quite exhausted after a less than fabulous couple of weeks, I somehow mustered up enough energy one Saturday evening to round up Team Zickes to pay a visit to Andrew Z’s Sportz Pizzeria.   As we approached the restaurant, my world began to change.  Great tunes blasted out the front doors, and, inside,

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,