Northwest Ohio

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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The Raccoon Invasion

raccoon ney ohio 2016For two weeks in late July and early August our backyard bird feeders were visited by numerous raccoons. All told, twelve raccoons stopped by Gerencser’s Seed and Feed Restaurant to eat. After doing some reading and observing their behavior, we were able to figure out that there were two families of raccoons: one family with two females and three kits and another family with one female and three kits. On several nights, three super-sized male raccoons visited our feeders.

Every night, for two weeks, between the hours of 1:00 AM and 5:00 AM, these raccoons would make their way into our yard to eat. Most of them were content to eat the seed that had fallen to the ground. One raccoon, however, decided he would tempt fate and climb our fence so he could have ready access to the feeders. The following pictures were taken from a distance of less than ten feet. Each night, I would as quietly as possible slide up the living room window screen so I could extend my camera and flash outside the window. The raccoon in these pictures quickly ascertained that I was not his enemy, and, for the most part, ignored me when I raised the screen.

And then one day, the raccoons stopped coming to our yard. I still watch for them during restless, painful nights that keep me from sleeping, but so far they seem to have moved on to other feeding sites.

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