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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.

Award-winning ideas in Downtown Toledo

How good is the Downtown Toledo Master Plan? Good enough to win an award from The Ohio Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA Ohio). Winning in the category of Comprehensive Planning/Large Jurisdiction, the groups involved in the collaboration are: the 22nd Century Committee, Downtown Toledo Development Corporation, MKSK Landscaping Architecture, Hill and Knowlton Development

Scoles named to Ohio Humanities Council Board

Clyde Scoles, longtime Director/Fiscal Officer of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, was recently named to the Board of Directors of the Ohio Humanities Council, which works to sustain vibrant communities and foster lifelong learning. (www.ohiohumanities.org) Scoles, an Ohio Library Council Hall of Fame librarian, three-year term on the Ohio Humanities Board which began in

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.