News from BG: April 19, 2017

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Parks and Recreation Board is scheduled to meet April 25 at 7:00 pm in the Simpson Building, 1291 Conneaut Ave.

2017 State of the City Address

Join Mayor Richard Edwards for the 2017 State of the City Address on Thursday, April 27 at the Wood County District Public Library, 251 N. Main St.  The doors will open at 7:30 am and the program will begin at 8:00 am.  Mayor Edwards will be joined by City Councilman Bruce Jeffers, Bowling Green City Schools Superintendent Francis Scruci, and Bowling Green State University President Dr. Mary Ellen Mazey during the program.

BBB News Alert! – Fraudulent Facebook IMF Scam Hitting The Area

The International Monetary Fund Scam is all over Facebook! We have received many calls from consumers who were approached by their “Facebook friends” with the news that they had been approved for a $50,000 “grant” from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Your friend writes a message like “How are you doing?” When you respond “Fine, how are you?” the friend says “I’m doing good and just waiting for my money.” You ask what money and your friend says “I’m getting this IMF grant! Didn’t you hear about it?” Your friend gives you the link, you apply and you get back a certificate that reads: “This is to certify that (you) have been awarded the sum of $50,000 USD and has been cleared of due process and other related issues.” (The certificate is riddled with spelling errors.) You are then contacted by an “executive” with the IMF who explains that, to get your grant, you must pay the “transportation fee” of $600 or whatever. You send the money by Western Union or MoneyGram and often they come back with “complications” that require more money. But if you ask questions, they just disappear…with your cash.

Check out the rest of Dick Eppstein and the BBB’s latest news alert in the news feed!

Court Street Connects Festival – April 22

Mark your calendars!  The Court Street Connects Festival is scheduled for April 22nd.  The festival will be located along the 200 block of Court Street (in front of the Wood County Courthouse) and will feature a temporary bike lane along Court Street to Thurstin, music, food, and other fun activities for people of all ages.

Check out the Festival program for a list of the events.  Additional information may also be found on the Community Action Plan webpage or the festival Facebook page, or call the Planning Department at 419-354-6218.

Brown Bag Music Series

The Parks and Recreation Department along with the College of Musical Arts at BGSU continues to bring you the 11th Annual Brown Bag Music Series on Friday, April 21 from 11:45 to 1 pm at the Simpson Building, 1291 Conneaut Avenue.  The public is invited to bring lunch and enjoy a musical performance by students and faculty from the College of Musical Arts in a comfortable and warm setting. Drinks and dessert will be available for purchase. The seventh and final performance in the series will be Winners from the Conrad Art Song Competition.

For questions or more information call 419-354-6223 or visit our Parks webpage.