Northwest Ohio

Jamming at the Findlay Street Feast

Last Saturday, on a whim, Polly and I decided to drive to Findlay, Ohio and poke around a bit. We were delighted to find out that The Arts Partnership was holding its first ever Street Feast between Front Street. and West Main Cross Street. The event was held to raise money for The Arts Partnership.

We arrived at the Street Feast around 5:15 PM, parking in a handicapped spot at the rear of the Hancock County Courthouse.  A light crowd milled about, chatting, drinking beer, and eating food from the vendors that lined both sides of venue. Later in the evening, the crowd grew quite large, a vote, I hope, that tells The Art Partnership that their event was a success. Polly and I, along with our daughter Bethany,  planned to stay for a short while, listen to some music, and then head off to eat at nearby Alexandria’s Gastropub. Instead, we found the music acts of such quality that we stayed to listen to all three bands: Ryan Parker Band, James and Some No Names, and Joshua Melton, play most of their sets.

Please read my prevous posts of the Street Feast titled, Children at the Findlay Street Feast Part One and Children at the Findlay Street Feast Part Two.

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Ryan Parker

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James and Some Names

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Joshua Melton

Wilson’s Sandwich Shop, Findlay, Ohio

Wilson’s Sandwich Shop, located at 600 South Main Street in downtown Findlay, Ohio, is one of my favorite places to eat when I am in Findlay and have a craving for a hamburger. While Wilson’s burgers certainly don’t  quite measure to those served up at nearby Alexandria’s Gastropub, there’s something familiar and comforting about a Wilson’s sandwich.  Established in 1936, little has changed at Wilson’s since my high school days in the 1970s. And that’s fine with me. I enjoy eating at  Wilson’s because I don’t have to think about what I want to order. Hamburger, please, with ketchup, mustard, onion, and pickle.

The next time you find yourself hungry as you travel along I-75 near Findlay, Ohio, exit and make your way downtown to Wilson’s Yes, you will pass Wendy’s and McDonald’s, and a host of other fast food restaurants, but leave them for another day and eat at Findlay’s oldest sandwich shop.

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Youth Baseball in Northwest Ohio

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During the late spring and summer months, I have numerous opportunities to take photographs at youth baseball and softball games. My grandchildren are of the age that they are now trying their hands at sports, so as a photographer and a proud grandfather, I often find myself on the third or first base lines, camera in hand. From time to time, I also shoot games for friends and relatives. The photographs that follow were taken during my cousin’s son’s 9U baseball game. While his team lost the game, my cousin’s son — coming in as a reliever — pitched an awesome game.

I have been asked if I do sports photo shoots for non-family and friends, and the answer is yes. If you would like me to attend your child’s game and take some candid photographs, please email me via the contact form, telling me exactly what it is you would like me to do. You will find my service affordable. I offer everything from photo shoots to prints, on location or in studio.

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Fall Photo Shoot at Goll Woods and Lockport Wooden Bridge

Goll Woods and nearby Lockport wooden bridge are excellent places for photo shoots. Last fall, I had the privilege of photographing my daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter.

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Please contact me if you are interested in an outdoor photo shoot. I am available spring, summer, winter, or fall.

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