Briefs

Amazing Fungi of NW Ohio

The word “fungus” may not sound all that appealing, but do you know just how beneficial it is for the environment and your body? Learn the roles of fungi in our lives from Metroparks Master Interpreter, Kim High, during Wild Ones Oak Openings lecture “Amazing Fungi of NW Ohio.” Tips for identification and photos of

First Thursday Luncheon with Mike Ferner

Join Mike Ferner, coordinator of Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie, for his luncheon lecture on “The Third Battle for Lake Erie” where he will speak on the current efforts to protect the Western Lake Erie Basin. Ferner has been involved in local organizations to better the environment along with serving as president of Veterans

Dunright Building Services Named One of Big50 by Remodeling Magazine

Last year, Dunright Building Services was named as one of the Big50 by Remodeling Magazine, a designation which recognizes remodeling companies that exemplify high standards and professionalism in their business practices, craftsmanship and community impact. Since 2011, Dunright has provided building services, specializing in vinyl and fiberglass windows and doors.

New Text-to-911 Capabilities through Deaf Services Center and Lucas County 911 Emergency Services

Deaf Services Center and the Lucas County 911 Emergency Services Center have worked together to introduce text-to-911 capability. This new access, supported by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is specifically beneficial to individuals within the deaf community, providing more confidence in contacting and accessing emergency services. To learn more about Deaf Services Center, visit dsc.org.

Sergeant Bryan Hollingsworth Promoted to Lieutenant

Bryan Hollingsworth has been part of the Toledo Police Department since 2001. Serving as Sergeant since 2013, he has been promoted in a ceremony attended by family, friends, and colleagues. Now he is the newly promoted Lieutenant Commander of the personnel section. toledopolice.com

Pet Advocates Join Forces—Humane Ohio and Toledo’s PET Bull Project

Partnering to create a larger food bank, Humane Ohio and Toledo’s PET Bull Project recently joined forces. Humane Ohio is a need-based, low-cost spay/neuter clinic and food bank that distributed over 59,000 lbs. of food last year. Toledo’s PET Bull Project provides free training for pet owners, education about spaying/neutering, and as advocates to eliminate

The Fair Housing Center Appoints New President/CEO

Marie M. Flannery was recently appointed as the new president and CEO of The Fair Housing Center. The agency, promoting diversity since 1975, brings Flannery back to her home state of Ohio from California, where she worked most recently at Inland Fair Housing in Ontario, CA. Her previous experience includes fighting housing discrimination, investigating loan

Preserving Your Family Treasures Workshop at the TMA

Intoxicated by the season’s spirit of nostalgia? Spend the holiday season learning how to care for the papers, photographs and other memorabilia important to your family during a workshop led by Alison Huftalen, the Toledo Museum of Art’s head librarian, and TMA archivist Julie McMaster. The Preserving Your Family Treasures Workshop will involve a discussion

TARTA Receives Auditor of State Award for Financial and Ethical Standards

For the second year in a row, TARTA has received the Auditor of State Award for government entities that have little to no reported weaknesses in their financial reporting or complaints about ethics. Congrats to our area transit authority that provides 3.1 million passenger trips every year! tarta.com

Nine New Volunteers for the Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVPatrol) with TPD

In 2000, the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc. and the Toledo Police Department partnered to create the Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVPatrol) program. The free service, available to Toledo residents, connects senior volunteers with seniors in the community for wellness checks, socialization, and more. Recently, nine senior volunteers graduated from the RSVPatrol

Mercy Health Offers 3D Mammography

Mercy Health—Perrysburg Medical Center is now offering 3D mammography. This 15-minute test could save your life. Mercy Health women’s imaging centers uses high quality digital mammography, breast ultrasound and breast MRIs to get fast, accurate results. 3D mammography uses X-rays to produce images of breast tissue in order to detect lumps, tumors or other abnormalities.

Bob Deitche’s “Tatum’s Town” Wins Award of Excellence

Bob Dietche’s Tatum’s Town: The Story of Jazz in Toledo, Ohio (1915-1985) reflects on the heavy influence of Toledo on years of jazz, complete with historic photographs. The book received a certificate of merit in Best Historical Research in Recorded Jazz by the 2018 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards for Excellence which has recognized

Device Advice Offered at Toledo Libraries

Smartphones, tablets, laptops, apps and maps can be confusing. Don’t let the digital divide stop you from accessing information, free movies, audiobooks, and more, during the Toledo Lucas County Public Library (TLCPL) series of Device Advice programs. Held as part of the Library’s growing list of technology training programs, the Device Advice series will be

Laurie Gross Appointed to ALA Board of Governors

Laurie Gross, president of Gross Electric, was recently appointed to the American Lighting Association (ALA) Board of Governors. Gross, who has been an active member of the ALA, a national trade association representing the residential lighting industry, for over 40 years says “I am honored and excited to join the Board of Governors.” Gross joins

Polish Cultural Center Hosts Polish Hall of Fame Dinner

Join the Polish Cultural Center in celebrating admirable Poles during the first Polish Hall of Fame award dinner. Locals were nominated by the public and the inductees include Sr. Ann Francis Klimkowski and John Augustyniak in the category of faith, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Smigielski and The Walinski Family (Richard, Thaddeus, Nicholas, and Nicholas Jr.)

Fairview Skilled Nursing Under New Management

Formerly known as Fairview Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, the healthcare company has changed ownership and is now named Continuing Healthcare Solutions. The locations, spread throughout Ohio, still offer rehabilitation, assisted living services, and long-term, respite, and Alzheimer’s care. The Toledo facility is located at 4420 South Ave. To schedule a tour or get in touch,