There is perhaps no higher honor attainable in a community than to be considered and found exemplary by your peers and neighbors. Here are the businesses and community leaders that you, our readers, found to be worthy of such designation in our community:
FOOD & DRINK
WINNER: Scrambler Marie’s
3344 Secor Rd. 419-531-9678
6819 W. Central Ave. 419-842-1900
570 W. Dussel Dr. 419-891-7207
FINALIST: The Salad Galley Deli
3023 Navarre Ave., Oregon
419-691-4888 | saladgalley.com
Restaurant for Specials
WINNER: Maumee Bay State Park Lodge, Water’s Edge Restaurant
1750 State Park Rd. #2, Oregon
FINALIST: Hong Kong Buffet
Toledo Commons, 3015 Glendale Ave. #300
419-389-1888 | toledohongkongbuffet.com
Restaurant for Grandparents/Grandchildren
Place for Cocktails
WINNER: Real Seafood
The Real Seafood Company is a contemporary seafood restaurant that offers premium fresh fish and seafood from the waters of New England to the Great Lakes and to the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy fresh oysters, lobster, shrimp, and the authentic flavors of seasonal and local produce. Open for lunch/dinner daily with outdoor patio seating.
22 Main St.
419-697-4400 | realseafoodcotoledo.com
FINALIST: Bar Louie
5001 Monroe Street, Suite R2. 567-318-1050
4105 Levis Commons Blvd. 419-874-9774
WINNER: Wildwood Preserve Metropark
5100 W. Central Ave.
FINALIST: Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
4139 Girdham Rd., Swanton
Local Travel Destination
Spend Leisure Time
WINNER: Dan Sutton Heather Downs Country Club
3910 Heatherdowns Blvd.
419-382-3481 | heatherdowns.com
FINALIST: Jason Stuller
Sylvania Country Club
5201 Corey Rd., Sylvania
419 -882-3197 | sylvaniacc.org
Favorite Movie of All Time
WINNER: Dirty Dancing
FINALIST: Pulp Fiction
Take a Walk
WINNER: Pearson Metropark
From birding to baseball to picnicking and fishing,
there’s something for everyone at Pearson.
This Metropark is one of the last remaining stands
of the Great Black Swamp, a notorious forest that once blanketed much of northwest Ohio. Activities abound. And examples of work done by the depression-era programs are all around you.
WINNER: Greg W. Wagoner, CFP Ameriprise Financial Services
5217 Monroe St., Ste B.
419-842-8488 | ameripriseadvisors.com/gregory.w.wagoner
FINALIST: Richard Desautels, CFP Ameriprise Financial Services
5911 Renaissance Pl. Ste A
Wealth Management Firm
WINNER: AAA – North Towne
308 New Towne Square Dr.
419-470-5665 | aaa.com
FINALIST: Central Travel
5577 Monroe St., Ste H, Sylvania 419-471-2800
6710 W. Central Ave., 419-843-6294
4540 Heatherdowns Blvd., 419-893-4114
6815 Spring Valley Dr., Holland 419-867-4945
Lawn & Snow Removal
WINNER: Barron’s Lawn Service LLC
8800 Airport Hwy., Holland
419-841-4705 | barronslawnservice.com
FINALIST: American Green Landscaping
1627 Colleen Court
Estate Sale Company
WINNER: The Carriage House Antiques & More
As owner and operator, Jamie Thompson will personally assist you in your pursuit of finding exactly what you are looking for. He searches the local estates, works with
collectors and liquidators to bring you some of the best items this region has to offer.
126 Louisiana Ave.,
419-931-9096 | perrysburgantiques.com
FINALIST: Tag Team
4704 Skelly Rd.
419-276-0243 | tagteamtoledo.com
HEALTH & FITNESS
WINNER: Dr. Jon Frankel
Dr. Frankel was inspired by his father, an innovative man who moved to Toledo after completing his degree in dentistry from the Ohio State University after World War II. In 1992, upon graduation with a doctorate of dentistry science (DDS) also from the Ohio State University, Dr. Frankel joined his father in private practice, where his father continued to inspire him by instilling in him a passion for the latest technologies in the field. Today, Frankel Dentistry is one of the best dental practices in the Toledo area, offering the latest technology and advancements in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry as well as aesthetic dentistry.
Jon Frankel Dentistry
5012 Talmadge Rd. #100
419-474-9611 | jonfrankeldentistry.com
FINALIST: Dr. Michael Granata
4139 Holland Sylvania Rd.
WINNER: Dr. Russell Maringer
FINALIST: Dr. Ernest Spohn, OD
2925 Glendale Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43614
WINNER: Dr. Clint Keifer
Great Lakes Audiology
3780 King Rd. #2C
419-327-2273 | glaudiology.com
FINALIST: Northwest Ohio Hearing Clinic
1125 Hospital Dr. #50
1601 Brigham Dr., Perrysburg
WINNER: Jason Peisley, D.C. Fairwood Chiropractic & Physical Therapy
5215 Monroe St. #4
419-843-1515 | fairwoodchiropractic.com
FINALIST: Cynthia Ratkowski, D.C. Advanced Wellness and Chiropractic Center
3454 Oak Alley Ct.
WINNER: Dr. Thomas McCabe
Trilby Foot Center
3106 Tremainsville Rd.
419-472-6946 | promedica.org
FINALIST: Dr. Beau Bortel Arrowhead Podiatry
5757 Monclova Rd. #5, Maumee
WINNER: Dr. Bart Soeder
Heatherdowns Veterinary Clinic
2454 Cass Rd.
419-385-0325 | Facebook
FINALIST: Dr. Bob Esplin
4801 N. Holland Sylvania Rd., Sylvania
419-885-4421 | sylvaniavet.com
WINNER: ProMedica Toledo Hospital
2142 N. Cove Blvd.
419-291-4000 | promedica.org/toledo-hospital
FINALIST: ProMedica Bay Park Hospital
2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon
419-690-7900 | promedica.org/bay-park-hospital
Vein Care Practice
In-Home Health Care
WINNER: Ohio Living Home
Health and Hospice
1730 S. Reynolds Rd.
419-865-1499 | ohioliving.org/home-health-hospice
FINALIST: Home Instead Senior Care Toledo
2631 Central Ave.
419-472-8181 | homeinstead.com
WINNER: Otterbein Perrysburg
3529 Rivers Edge Dr., Perrysburg
419-874-2428 | otterbein.org
FINALIST: Orchard Villa
2841 Munding Dr., Oregon
WINNER: Embody Wellness by Jake
2245 S. Reynolds Rd.
419-419-9928 | trainembody.com
FINALIST: Gregg Schwartz
American Mobile Fitness
2727 N. Holland Sylvania Rd.
419-351-1381 | americanmobilefitness.com
WINNER: Toledo Family Pharmacy
A family owned and operated business specializing in old fashioned customer care. With a high priority on pharmaceutical care, one-on-one patient counseling and medication management, our goal is to deliver quality healthcare to our patients – from long-term care residents to infants.
1601 W Sylvania Ave.
419-470-0700 | toledofamilypharmacy.com
FINALIST: Ryan Pharmacy
3340 Dorr St.
419-531-2836 | ryanpharmacy.com
WINNER: Rave Cinemas Fallen Timbers
14 + Xtreme
2300 Village Dr. Bldg #1700, Maumee
419-878-3898 | theshopsatfallentimbers.com
FINALIST: Rave Cinemas Franklin Park 16
5001 Monroe St.
419-472-2324 | shoppingfranklinparkmall.com
Over 50 Event
WINNER: Ultimate Body, Mind & Spirit Massage Therapy
3D Wellness is Toledo’s first movement therapy clinic, focused on combining the elements of physical and massage therapy, movement therapy and nutrition counseling to provide individuals with a full service movement therapy clinic, specializing in post-injury or surgery rehabilitation. Our team of trained experts come from a variety of different disciplines, designed to bring you the very best in movement and physical therapy that Toledo has to offer.
City For Those Over 50
Senior Living Community
Memory Care Center
Assisted Living Center
WINNER: Johnny Rodriguez
He is a guitar player who loves to play. Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan area locals for years have seen him performing live covers of music from many genres with his Martin 12 string acoustic, harmonicas, and G and L “Legacy” electric guitar. Johnny had been honored for being the Put in Bay “Phlocking of the Phaithful’’s longest tenured entertainer by giving him the moniker “Mr. Phlocking” Johnny was one of 5 northwest ohio area musicians featured in a 2013 documentary film “Playing Nightly” (Leata films) johnnyrod.com
Finalist: Ragtime Rick
Toledo Area Treasure
WINNER: Jamie Farr
FINALIST: Chrys Peterson
Best Way to Get Around
Place to Volunteer
Place to take your Grandchildren
WINNER: V Couture/V Collection
123 W. Indiana Ave, Perrysburg
5630 Main St., Sylvania
FINALIST: Diamond’s Men’s Shop of Toledo
1564 Spring Meadow Dr., Holland
419-865-1211 | dmstoledo.com
WINNER: Walt Churchill’s Market
3320 Briarfield Blvd., Maumee 419-794-4000
26625 N. Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg 419-872-6900
FINALIST: Sautter’s Market
5519 Main St., Sylvania
419-885-3505 | sauttersmarkets.com
WINNER: Sylvania Branch Library
6749 Monroe St., Sylvania
419-882-2089 | toledolibrary.org/locations/sylvania
FINALIST: Oregon Branch
3340 Dustin Rd., Oregon
419-259-5250 | toledolibrary.org/locations/oregon
WINNER: Hoen’s Garden Center & Landscaping
1710 Perrysburg Holland Rd., Holland
419-865-6566 | hoensgardencenter.com
FINALIST: Whiteford Greenhouse
4554 Whiteford Rd.
419-882-4110 | whitefordgreenhouse.com
WINNER: Jim White
Toyota: 6123 Central Ave., 419-841-6681
Honda: 1505 S. Reynolds Rd., Maumee.
FINALIST: Nice Car Company
6880 Memorial Hwy., Ottawa Lake, MI
734-856-8821 | nicecarcompany.com
Continuing Education Programs
WINNER: Lifelong Learning Program
6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania
419-824-3707 | lourdes.edu
FINALIST: Workforce and Community Services at
Owens Community College
30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg
567-661-7357 | owens.edu