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Toledo Museum of Art Deputy Director named Director of the Chazen Museum

The Toledo Museum of Art’s Deputy Director Amy Gilman has been named the Director of the Chazen Museum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Gilman, who has been the deputy director at the TMA since 2016, came to Toledo in 2005 to curate the contemporary and modern art exhibits at the Museum. The Chazen holds the

Sisters-in-law to receive the 2017 Outstanding Program Award

Foundation has announced a list of honorees for its Annual Awards Dinner. Recognizing individuals or groups in various fields of legal service, the honorees include Toledo’s Sisters-in-Law, a pro bono collective of female attorneys who work in conjunction with Mom’s House to provide legal assistance and mentorship to at-risk single mothers. Sisters-in-Law is receiving the

Water safety recognition

The Josh Project, a nonprofit organization that works to teach children basic pool safety skills and swimming lessons in a bid to lessen accidental drownings, has received a commendation from State Representative Mike Ashford (R–Toledo). Presented at St. Francis de Sales High School’s Natatorium on August 8, the commendation recognizes 10 years of service to

Oct. 29, 1960 Air Tragedy In Toledo

It is remarkable how events can change people’s lives. We all take air travel for granted as it is, by far, the safest way to go long distances. When an airline crash occurs it is etched into our minds and seldom forgotten. Last March, the University of Michigan basketball team had a major scare after

Best Power Pop Band of the ’70s Played Toledo

It was a hot summer night in Toledo in 1971. The kind of summer where boredom had set in while working a summer job and participating in football practice while I waited for the next college school year to start. The kind of summer that Bob Seger wrote about— where you were looking to relax

Europe Through the Eyes of a Grandchild

When my grandson Liam was a freshman in high school, we talked about going to Europe when he graduated– a time that was four years away. Well, those years went by in a flash and as graduation approached, we made plans for the European vacation. I took my husband along and Liam brought a friend,

Good Grief: A Place To Heal

“Good gravy,” “Good luck,” “Good gracious” and the familiar “Good Grief” are well-known words of exclamation. But Good Grief of Northwest Ohio is putting the “good” in grief. Without minimizing the heartache after the death of a loved one, whether they are a parent, sibling or grandparent, the organization offers “a safe, healing environment where

Unruly Arts’ meaningful mission

“Love at first sight with clients who are happy and giving.” That’s how Vicki Dougherty describes her feelings regarding the developmentally disabled artists who ply their talents in the little house with the purple door. For the past two months, Dougherty has served as studio manager for the Unruly Arts studio, located at 5403 Elmer

The best spring 2017 trends for women over 50

Spring and summer are here– are you ready? The warmer weather and longer days bring with it a POP of color. This season, there are strong colors and patterns, military inspired details, and shades of pink galore. According to Amy Parker at Amy’s Alley “pastels play importantly into this spring’s color palette and the preppy

Saving Money on a Second Wedding

Costs Can be Contained By Pat Nowak You finally met him or her and marriage may be in the future. Your first marriage was likely was quite expensive. It may be unnecessary to repeat, but you still want to celebrate in style. Here are some cost saving tips to help. Take a look at the

The Luxury of Dryness (Getting your Bladder to Behave)

by Karen Liberi MS, MPT, WCS What do sex, pee and poop all have in common? It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke. The reality is that when the common factor for all three of these important vital functions, pelvic floor muscles, don’t not work properly, the results are no laughing matter. The pelvic

Whisper of Love: Bonds Between Grandmothers and Granddaughters

Prose by Barbara Johnstone The grandmother scooped up the baby girl and held her tightly. She walked slowly across the room and settled into a chair.  Placing the baby carefully on her lap, she kissed her forehead, then her cheeks, and even her wiggly toes. She talked to the baby and whispered: No person’s too