The nationally celebrated Biggest Week in American Birding just became more exciting for local avian enthusiasts. The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge will bring back its Wildlife Stop and Shop, a nature-themed arts and crafts boutique offering attractive, locally made, items and gifts for sale all week long. Artistans will be on site, including His and Hers Studio owner, Donna Ebert, who will sell handcrafted birdhouses and host a series of canvas-painting sessions. To see the full list of events and activities, visit friendsofottawanwr.org or call 419-707-7756. Noon-5pm. Friday, May 5-Sunday, May 14. Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000, W. State Rte. 2, Oak Harbor.
Interview with three people who are viewing their retirement as an end of one chapter and the beginning of a new one.
For seven years—three as an outstanding center and four as the team’s coach—Greg Puhalski, whose nickname is “The Chief,” was a central figure on the Toledo Storm hockey team.