Briefs

Caring for caregivers

From simple tasks, like picking up your loved one’s prescriptions and helping with their grocery shopping, to more difficult duties, like bathing and dressing, the role of a caregiver is not an easy one. The role can strain the financial, emotional and physical well-being of those involved. Discover tips, tricks, help and resources during the

Bite for the Fight 2017

At this event celebrating cancer survivors, a one-mile walk through the beautiful campus features many grazing stations with food from local vendors. Register online. 9am-noon. Free/children 10 and under, $35/11 and older. Promedica Flower Hospital 5200 Harroun Rd. | Sylvania 419-824-1444 giving.promedica.org

St. Joseph’s Huge Annual Rummage Sale

St. Joseph’s Huge Annual Rummage Sale – Get great deals on clothing, household items, furniture, sports equipment, jewelry, toys, and more. Half off all items on Saturday. Use Allen St. entrance. 9am-4pm Friday, October 13. 9am-noon Saturday, October 14. St. Joseph’s Community Center 120 West Broadway, Maumee Check Facebook for details

41st Annual Apple Butter Festival

Live music, historical reenactments, crafts and activities, pioneer demonstrations, and delicious food can be found along the Old Gilead Canal Towpath. 7am-5pm. $15/parking fee per car, free admission. Scenic Canal Town along the Maumee River, Grand Rapids. Applebutterfest.org

WOW District Fall Festival

Live entertainment, food trucks, an art walk, raffles, kids’ costume contest, giveaways and much more will help you welcome in autumn. Noon-5pm. West Oak Walk W. Sylvania Ave. Check Facebook for details.

Halloween Spooktacular

The Toledo Symphony Orchestra presents an exciting evening of Halloween fun and music, including pre-concert activities and a kids’ costume parade. 2:30pm opening in the Grand Lobby, 3pm curtains. $25. Valentine Theatre 410 Adams St. | 419-246-8000 valentinetheatre.com

Ned Skeldon

The name Ned Skeldon invokes smiles on the faces of Toledoans even today. Ned passed away several years ago, but his energy, innovations and passion for Toledo still remain fresh in the minds of many. Ned was special; he believed in Toledo and its citizens and workforce. He knew the potential of our great city.

Toledo Metroparks rangers named the Best Dressed Small Law Enforcement Agency

Toledo Metroparks rangers were recently announced as winners of the Best Dressed Small Law Enforcement Agency (for a department under 100 officers) by the National Association of Uniform Manufacturers & Distributors (NAUMD). The Metroparks rangers, outfitted by Superior Uniform Sales, wear a variety of uniform items, primarily black pants and olive green Armorskin vest carriers

Charting new waters with Toledo’s Sandpiper Boat

For 30 years, The Sandpiper has given Toledoans adventures on the Maumee River. Docked in downtown Toledo at Promenade Park, the 65-foot, 100-passenger boat has offered river cruises and unique views of the Toledo skyline to groups, individuals and couples. In November, former operator Mary Dalby sold the boat to Paul and Jodie Lis, of

Sew good, feel good

Think outside of your sewing circle— Cleveland artist Christine Mauersberger works in the medium of simple stitch art. She’s created tiny installations all the way up to pieces that encompass an entire room in houses. Join her for an evening lecture with the 577 Foundation during which she’ll show off examples of her art and

Toledo Police “Assistance” may cost you.

As you know, in life, perception is everything. I want to tell you a story and give you my perception of an issue with the City of Toledo. On March 3, I was involved in an accident on Bancroft Street. My car was rendered undrivable. I could have called for a tow but was courteously

New ‘Memory Café’ in Toledo

The Northwest Ohio Chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association will host a Memory Café once a month at Plate 21 Coffee Shop (3664 Rugby Dr. in South Toledo) for friends and family impacted by mild memory loss, mild cognitive impairment and early stage Alzheimer’s or mild dementia for guests to socialize and talk with others with

Good Grief presents Wings of Hope

Good Grief of Northwest Ohio, which provides peer support groups children, adults and families grieving the death of someone significant in their lives, will present a fundraiser, “Wings of Hope.” This year’s special guest is trailblazer Amanda Sauer– Mid-American and Big Ten Conference’s first female official—who will discuss her family’s experiences after the unexpected death

PRIZM Creative Community Receives the 14th annual Virginia Secor Stranahan Citizenship Award

The League of Women Voters in Perrysburg has honored PRIZM Creative Community’s efforts to bring art into the community. PRIZM Founder Annette Jensen accepted the award on behalf of the many PRIZM volunteers who have bestowed a gift of education, economic stimulus, beauty and culture for the community. Some of the members of PRIZM that

United Way of Greater Toledo Celebrates Its Corporate Partners

The United Way of Greater Toledo had a great 2016, raising over $11.3 million. Holding a Campaign Celebration breakfast, the group presented some of its major donors with awards of recognition for their contributions and partnerships with the charity. Owens-Illinois and Owens Corning were recipients of the Zenith Award, each company having raised over $1

Our Favorite Things

Don’t miss the American Advertising Federation Toledo’s annual “Our Favorite Things” luncheon on Thursday, December 4th at the Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons. This year’s event will showcase gift ideas from your favorite local retailers, a delicious lunch buffet and of course plenty of swag! Chrys Peterson will host the festive afternoon full of