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Birchaven Village hosting 'Bazaar Days' this month

Birchaven Village will host its annual Bazaar Days craft and bake sale Friday, Dec. 14 through Monday, Dec. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Birchaven’s indoor “Main Street,” at 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay. The event is open to the public.

Bazaar Days will feature a variety of items handmade by residents, staff, volunteers and families. Items for sale include:

Recent births at Bluffton Hospital

Here are births in Bluffton Hospital from Oct. 31 to Dec. 1:
Oct. 31 – Zachary Michael Fitzgerald, son of Shane and Katie Fitzgerald, Dola
Nov. 7 – Kennedy Mellasandra Nieto, daughter of Nicholas Nieto and Sonia Rodriguez, Ottawa
Nov. 13 – Justin Alexander Schroeder, son of Alex and Victoria Schroeder, Findlay
Nov. 24 – Piper Reese Rickle, daughter of Dustin and Jamie Rickle, Findlay
Nov. 30 – Hunter Matthew Goldsberry, son of Sawyer and Kelsey Goldsberry, Bluffton

Weekend doctor: The scoop on tonsillitis

By Evan McBeath, MD
Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
ENT & Allergy Specialists of Northwest Ohio

“Open minds through art” showcases Birchaven Village artists

Birchaven Village, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, will host an open house art show displaying the artwork created by residents with dementia through the program “Opening Minds through Art” (OMA). This art show will take place on November 29, 2018 from 1 to 5 p.m. in The Hub at Birchaven, located at 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay. A ceremony recognizing the artists will begin at 2 p.m. and guests will have the opportunity to meet and speak with the artists.

Weekend doctor: Have you noticed a difficulty hearing?

Hearing aids are not always the only or recommended solution

By Ellen Hambley, Audiologist
ENT & Allergy Specialists of Northwest Ohio

Have you noticed a difficulty hearing? Do you find yourself frustrated in noisy situations, or having trouble following the conversation and understanding the people speaking to you? Are you frequently asking people to repeat themselves in conversation?

Bridge Hospice ‘Trees of Remembrance’ to be placed around community

Bridge Hospice, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, will place four “Trees of Remembrance” in surrounding communities for individuals to hang ornaments bearing the names of their loved ones this holiday season. 

These trees were placed on Nov. 21 and remain standing until Dec. 24. Ornaments are free of charge and will be located at each site for individuals to freely place upon the tree. The following locations will host a Tree of Remembrance:

• Trends on Main, located at 501 S. Main St., Findlay