Real Ink is featured at Higher Ground!!

Stop by Higher Ground Coffee Shop in Pemberville and see the walls decorated with Real Ink artwork!

We also have a display table with items for sale – start your Christmas shopping early🙂

For more info on Higher Gound:

Real Ink Features 2 new Artists!!

Jesus SavesFlowerpot Daisy
Congrats to George Dutton and Jolynn Snyder for having your artwork published by Real Ink!!

Visit Real Ink at Harrison Rally Day!!

Real Ink will have a booth at the Annual Harrison Rally Day in Perrysburg this Saturday, Sept 21! Hours are 9:30am to 5:00pm, with a parade at 10am.

For more info:

Let’s not forget Joel . . .

Butterfly on Flower

Here’s one from Nathaniel:

monster octopus

The latest design from Kent!

Game On!

Visit Real Ink at the Wood County Fair!!

Be sure to stop by the Wood Lane booth during the fair next week. Artwork will be on display the entire week. In addition, come see the artists in action at the following times:
Tues 7/30, 12:00-2:00pm – Nathaniel
Wed 7/31, 4:00-6:00pm – Joel
Thu 8/1, 6:00-8:00pm – Joel
Fri 8/2, 2:00-4:00pm – Kent

Items will be available for purchase on Tuesday from noon-2 pm, and every Wednesday at the BG Farmers Market from 4-8pm

Family Fun Day A Success!

The sun was shining and the temperature was just right for the Family Fun Day and Provider Fair on June 1st.

There were games for everyone to enjoy. Sixty children and adults were able to enjoy a horseback ride. Those attending enjoyed listening to humorist Kay Frances speak about “The Funny Thing About Stress.”  She presented three times during the day and received many positive compliments from families.   In addition, the Aktion Club from Wood Lane sold chips, water and grilled hot dogs throughout the day.

The event  also gave families time to personally talk with Wood County providers about the services they have to offer and discuss what types of supports they and their loved one were seeking now or potentially in the future.

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Providers in attendance included ActivStyle, Inc., Bittersweet Farms, C & J Tender Heart Residential Services, LLC,, Conteh Home Services, LLC, Dignified Support Services, LLC, Harbor Quest –Harbor Behavioral Healthcare, Inspiration Home Care, LLC, Kids Count Too, Inc., LHS Family & Youth Services, Inc., Overcomer Group, Inc., REM Ohio, Renewed Hope Day Services, Shining Star Residential Services, LLC, Tim’s Chore and Home Medical, Wood Lane Residential Services, Inc., Wood Lane/Wood County Board of DD Adult Services-Employment Services, and Wynn-Reeth, Inc.

The event was made possible by the financial or in-kind contributions from of the event include Dignified Support Services, REM Ohio, Harbor, ActiveStyle, Wood Lane Residential Services Inc., Renewed Hope Day Services and Vocational Program, Fox Run, and Wood Lane/Wood County Board of DD.

If you missed this opportunity and would like more information about Wood County Providers, go to and click on “Providers” at the top of the home page.  Information about each provider as well as contact information is listed.   Families are also encouraged to contact their service coordinator for assistance or Joy Vickers at

Johnson Controls Northwood Employees To Build Tool Shed for Wood Lane Farm

Employees from the Johnson Controls Northwood Plant will be giving their time this Saturday, June 15, 2013 to build a tool shed that will be used by the Wood Lane Farm. The building will enhance efficiency and enable workers with disabilities and staff to safely store materials and equipment on-site verses moving these from another location each day.


At 9:00 a.m., the company will present a check to the Wood Lane Industries Board, workers, and staff in the amount of $1,000.00. The donation was acquired by Johnson Controls employees from the company’s Blue Sky Involve program to cover material costs (see attached pdf about Blue Sky Involve). The presentation will take place at the Wood Lane Farm site at Principal Business Enterprises at 20189 Pine Lake Road (off Devil’s Hole Road), Bowling Green, Ohio.*
After the presentation, Johnson Controls employees will begin constructing the shed.

Blue Sky Involve is a global employee-driven program that encourages Johnson Controls employees to form volunteer groups that work with local non-profits or schools to support leadership development, environ¬mental sustainability and social service. Employees at Johnson Controls in Northwood learned about Wood Lane and programs for Wood County residents as a result of the company employing an enclave of workers with disabilities at the plant. The local company completed an application to the corporate Blue Sky Involve program and received notification last month of its acceptance.

The Farm continues to provide opportunities where the community can assist in the operation as well as benefit from its operation. The site where the land is farmed is one example. “We thank Principle Business Enterprises for providing the land on which Wood Lane Farm is located, ” commented Wood Lane’s director of adult services Jay Salvage. “We also appreciate the support of Johnson Controls, both for assisting Wood Lane Farm and for providing employment opportunities for our workers at their Northwood facility. The tool shed will give us much more time to spend on job training activities rather than moving supplies, he added.

The Wood Lane Farm is one of the many employment options in Wood County for adults with developmental disabilities. The Farm is part of Wood Lane Industries and is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. A CSA program is a farming model where community members purchase a share in advance of the growing season. The purchases of shares give the CSA the resources to help cover costs associated with the farming season. This includes but is not limited to seed purchases, labor costs, and machinery. Members of a CSA are provided with locally grown and fresh produce throughout the growing season.
Workers with disabilities learn valuable skills on the Farm. Wood Lane Farm staff members teach skills that include seeding, transplanting, weeding, watering, harvesting and processing. Through the Farm, individuals see how important their work is to community members who desire high quality, fresh, and locally grown produce. Farming also requires a strong work ethic. Farming provides workers with skills they can use in future employment.

Directions/Map link to Principle Business Enterprises:
PBE is located off of I-75 and State Route 582/Middleton Pike.

Don’t Forget Dad!

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 16th.

Real Ink has cards in stock – 3 designs to choose from just for that special guy!

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