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Grow with Toledo Zoo’s Garden Tour Series

Meet with Toledo Zoo horticulturists during their Garden Tour Series and learn growing tips, watering practices and other information for your home garden. The first tour of the month on Saturday, August 11 is “Best of Summer.” See annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs at their peak, and how they are cared for during this time

Anita Plantz Named Outstanding Senior Volunteer

Ten years ago, Maumee resident Anita Plantz began volunteering at Helping Hands of St. Louis/Catholic Charities. Since then, she has contributed more than 8,000 hours to the organization, including time spent creating a clothing center that serves approximately 500 people per month. In addition, Plantz and her daughter run a shoe giveaway program during the

Local Collaboration Helps Handicapped

Announced in June, The Fair Housing Center and the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority have teamed up to help those living with disabilities. The new collaboration sparks an easier way for residents who need special accommodations to make their requests known and to have them fulfilled efficiently. By law, those with requests who require any assistance

Celebrating Community Advocacy with Dr. Celia Williamson

Respected and admired for her research and her efforts fighting human trafficking and domestic violence, Dr. Celia Williamson was awarded the Community Advocacy Award during the 18th annual Access to Justice Awards. Dr. Williamson’s long list of accomplishments includes founding multiple programs and organizations, such as Second Chance in Lucas County, the first and oldest

Splurge During Tax Free Weekend

Grab the gals and head to the mall for the fourth annual Ohio Sales Tax Holiday, from Friday, August 3 to Sunday, August 5. Shop for tax free clothing (less than $75 per item), as well as school supplies and school instructional materials (less than $20 per item). Plan your trip around the the 23rd

Head of Toledo Walleye Hockey Awarded Executive of the Year

Toledo Walleye General Manager Neil Neukam was named co-recipient of the ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) Executive of the Year Award in June, an honor he shares with Jacksonville Icemen President Bob Ohrablo. In the two years that Neukam has been general manager and executive vice president, the Walleye have set records with

Marc D. Folk Receives Ray Hanley Innovation Award

The Toledo Arts Commission Executive Director, Marc D. Folk recently received the Ray Hanley Innovation Award, given by the Americans for the Arts’ United States Urban Arts Federation (USUAF). The award recognizes individuals who advocate for urban arts issues and contribute innovations in the arts. “It is a profound honor to be selected by my

Volunteers Needed with Mobile Meals

Mobile Meals is looking for people to volunteer as meal delivery drivers. Since 1971, Mobile Meals has provided nutritious food for those who may not otherwise have access to it in Northwest Ohio. Delivery drivers not only drop off client’s meals, but they nurture those who need it most and build relationships. If you’re interested,

FTBPC Ohio Vanity License Plates in the Works

Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission (FTBPC) is currently working on creating a specialty Ohio vanity license plate featuring the FTBPC logo and name. Help the battlefield get recognized as an historic site everywhere you drive by signing the FTBPC petition. Email fallentimbersbattlefield@gmail.com to receive a form to sign.

Get The Scoop On These Local Happenings

Get the scoop on these local happenings.

Area Office on Aging of NWO Awarded Grant

The Ohio Development Services Agency awarded $5.5 million in grants to organizations throughout the state to help low-income Ohioans complete home repairs and provide homebuyer counseling.

Schedel Gardens’ Foundation Takes On New Directors

In an effort to guarantee a bright future for the 17-acre Schedel Arboretum and Gardens post-recession and in response to federal tax policy changes, the foundation appointed three new directors to the board: Dean Monske, president and CEO of the Regional Growth Partnership, Lane Williamson, managing partner of the Eastman & Smith law firm and Paul Toth, President and CEO of the Toledo-Lucas Port Authority.

Deb Flores, Zepf Center’s New CEO

The Zepf Center Board of Trustees recently named Deb Flores as their new CEO. Flores joined the Zepf Center in 2014 as COO and served as the interim CEO since July 2017.

The National Association of Fundraising Professionals presents eight honorees with awards

The National Association of Fundraising Professionals presented eight honorees with awards during Annual National Philanthropy Day (ANPD) on November 9. Local honorees included: Mercy Health (Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist); Stranahan Foundation (Outstanding Foundation); Hart, Inc. (Outstanding Media Outlet or Best Nonprofit Media Coverage); Robert & Susan Savage (Outstanding Philanthropist); Brad Koller (Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser); Dave Gierke (Outstanding

Genacross Lutheran Services-Toledo Campus Designated an Employer of Choice

The Genacross Lutheran Services-Toledo Campus, formerly Lutheran Home at Toledo, is one of 30 statewide organizations to receive the bronze-level designation for LeadingAge Ohio’s Employer of Choice program. To recognize providers of aging services who demonstrate leadership in employee development and engagement and meet stringent workforce development criteria.

Charter Senior Living Holds Groundbreaking

One of the nation’s leading senior living management companies, Charter Senior Living, held a groundbreaking for its new senior living community in Sylvania, Ohio, which is the company’s first ground-up property.