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Q&A with Moses Cooper, Jr.

Moses, a retired TARTA bus driver of 32 years, now is a teacher of technology. The 86-year-old holds free classes at Senior Star, a senior living community, teaching his peers how to use digital devices to better communicate with their families and grandchildren.

Raising money for recovery housing

The Zepf Center repeats its successful fundraiser, “Don’t Skirt the Issue – Help” on Friday, October 20 at the Zepf Community Center, with proceeds directed to developing housing specifically for mothers to continue working on their recovery without being separated from their children, the #1 reason why women leave treatment. Last year’s event raised almost

Local Impact from Opiods

DEAD at 18, DEAD at 54. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Opioids including prescription opioids and heroin killed more than 33,000 people in 2015, more than any [previous] year on record. Nearly half of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid.” Norine Wasielewski, the Zepf Center’s (ZC) Chief Operations

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