Monthly Archives: March 2012





 Jacki Chamberlain, Marketing Specialist

Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Here it is folks, the hottest list in town, the 2012 calendar of area city and village wide garage sale dates.

The concept of the garage sale is nothing new, but making them more popular than ever are the “trash to treasure” shows on the Home and Garden and DIY Networks.  Never before have Americans had so much fun turning somebody’s old row boat into a coffee table or a weathered screen door into a work of art.  Now when someone refers to you as a “Picker,” you can hold your head high and wear that nickname proudly knowing they are not talking about your nose.

 Smithville  April 28

Shreve  June  2

Creston  June 7-9

Mt. Eaton  June 8-9

Seville  June  15-16

Marshallville   June 23

Rittman  July 28

Doylestown  Sept 15

Shreve & Orrville  Oct 6

 Be sure to save the dates of August 9th through the 11th for the granddaddy sale of them all, the Lincoln Highway “Buyway Sale” including the village of Dalton.  This sale runs along the route of the Lincoln Highway across the state and right through Wayne County!  If you would like information on the Lincoln Highway Sale visit their website at or for more information on area events and attractions visit the Wayne County Convention and Visitors Bureau website at


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 Jacki Chamberlain, Marketing Specialist

Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Serious birders know that there is no better place than Northern Ohio to witness the spring birding migration. With our close proximity to Lake Erie and the Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area in our backyard both the experienced bird watcher and beginners know if you’re trying to add birds to your list Wayne County is the place to be.

Wayne County offers many diverse birding opportunities. There are natural foot trails, bike trails, and waterways, including Ohio’s largest inland natural wetland complex, the Killbuck Marsh Wildlife area, covering 5,671 acres.  For a complete list of birding areas with directions visit us on line at and click on any of the Wayne County tabs then The Outdoors.  On our mobile site use the Parks and Our Past icon.

 Mark your calendars for March 24, 2012 when the Spring Migration Sensation returns to the Village of Shreve.  This peak spring bird migration event includes self-guided tours with experts located at help stations in the nearby Killbuck Marsh, Shreve Lake, Brown’s Bog and Funk Bottoms wildlife areas.  At the elementary school enjoy a full day of workshops and family-friendly activities.  A list of this year’s speakers includes:  Naturalist Chuck Jakuchak speaking on Monthly Birds, and Flights for Life Butterfly Migrations with Cheryl Harner.  The new supervisor for the wildlife area, Mike Ervin, will share his experiences with the Muskrat Population at the Killbuck Marsh and local birding columnist Bruce Glick will speak on Rare Bird Sightings in the Bobolink Area. Kimberly Kauffman will speak on her 30 years of research at the Black Swamp Bird Observatory and Kenn Kaufman will present a workshop on Spectacular Sparrows. Admission is still just $10.00 per person or $15.00 per family and includes all workshops, family activities, and a map to the Help Stations.  Doors open at 7:00am, Birder’s Market Place at 8:00am and workshops begin at 8:30am and continue until 4:15pm.

 The Secrest Arboretum & Gardens at OSU/OARDC in Wooster offers Guided Bird Walks throughout the year with the Greater Mohican Audubon Society.  These walks are free and open to birders of all skill levels. Dates for 2012 include February 11, April 14, June 9, August 11, October 13 and December 8, all meeting in the arboretum at 9am. For more information visit the arboretum on line at

So calling all Birders, seasoned or new…come to Wayne County to find out why it’s called the GREAT outdoors!