Mature Living
1120 Adams Street, Toledo, Ohio

2017 Reader’s Choice Awards


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:



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 |


WINNER: Mancy’s Steakhouse
953 Phillips Ave.
419-476-4154 |
FINALIST: Real Seafood
22 Main St.
419-697-4400 |

Restaurant for Specials

WINNER: Glendale Garden Cafe
2521 Glendale Ave.
419-382-1011 |
FINALIST: Eddie Lee’s
4700 Nantuckett Dr.
419-882-0616 |


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 |

Restaurant for Grandparents/Grandchildren

WINNER: The Original Pancake House
3310 Central Ave.
419-578-0342 |
FINALIST: Classic Cafe
6742 W. Sylvania Ave., Sylvania
419-882-3465 |

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 |

5001 Monroe Street, Suite R2. 567-318-1050
4105 Levis Commons Blvd. 419-874-9774


Local Park

WINNER: Wildwood Preserve Metropark
5100 W. Central Ave.
FINALIST: Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
4139 Girdham Rd., Swanton

Local Travel Destination

WINNER: Maumee Bay State Park
1400 State Park Rd. Oregon
419-836-7758 |
FINALIST: Cedar Point
1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky
419-627-2350 |

Spend Leisure Time

WINNER: Metroparks
419-407-9700 |
FINALIST: Maumee Bay State Park
1400 State Park Rd., Oregon
419-836-7758 |

Charity Event

WINNER: Walk to End Alzheimer’s
FINALIST: Marathon Classic

Golf Course

WINNER: Brandywine Country Club
6904 Salisbury Rd., Maumee
419-865-2393 |
FINALIST: Heather Downs Country Club
3910 Heatherdowns Blvd.
419-382-3481 |

Golf Pro

WINNER: Dan Sutton Heather Downs Country Club
3910 Heatherdowns Blvd.
419-382-3481 |
FINALIST: Jason Stuller
Sylvania Country Club
5201 Corey Rd., Sylvania
419 -882-3197 |

Bowling Alley

WINNER: Southwyck Lanes
5255 Heatherdowns Blvd.
419-865-8815 |
FINALIST: Bowlero Lanes Fun Center
4398 Monroe St.
419-473-1257 |

Senior Center

WINNER: Sylvania Senior Center
7140 W. Sylvania Ave., Sylvania
419-885-3913 |
FINALIST: Oregon Senior Center
4350 Navarre Ave., Oregon
419-698-7078 |

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.

4600 Starr Ave. Oregon, OH

: Olander Park
6930 W. Sylvania Ave.
419-882-8313 |




WINNER: Thom Cafferty Thom Cafferty Law Office
500 Madison Ave. #320
419-244-0169 |
FINALIST: Rose Mock – Mock Law
4334 Central Ave Ste 238
419-214-0204 |

Financial Advisor

WINNER: Greg W. Wagoner, CFP Ameriprise Financial Services
5217 Monroe St., Ste B.
419-842-8488 |
FINALIST: Richard Desautels, CFP Ameriprise Financial Services
5911 Renaissance Pl. Ste A

Wealth Management Firm

WINNER: Savage & Associates
4427 Talmadge Rd.
419-475-8665 |
FINALIST: Cap Averill II and Associates
2600 N Reynolds Rd #104a,
419-535-1094 |

Travel Agent

WINNER: AAA – North Towne
308 New Towne Square Dr.
419-470-5665 |
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

Service Club

WINNER: National Exchange Club
3050 Central Ave.
419-535-3232 |
FINALIST: Rotary Club of Toledo
101 N. Summit St.
419-241-7060 |

Lawn & Snow Removal

WINNER: Barron’s Lawn Service LLC
8800 Airport Hwy., Holland
419-841-4705 |
FINALIST: American Green Landscaping
1627 Colleen Court


WINNER: Jacob’s Ladder
Handyman Services
419-764-3771 |
FINALIST: Handy Hubby
2010 North Reynolds Road
419-754-1150 |

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.,
Perrysburg, OH
419-931-9096 |

4704 Skelly Rd.
419-276-0243 |





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 |

Dr. Michael Granata
4139 Holland Sylvania Rd.


WINNER: Dr. Radha Murthy Gokula, MD
3120 Glendale Ave. #12
419-383-3747 |
FINALIST: Dr. Donald W. Vogel ProMedica
5700 Monroe St., Ste 206, Sylvania
419-473-6601 |


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 |
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 |
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 |
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
Sylvania Vet
4801 N. Holland Sylvania Rd., Sylvania
419-885-4421 |


WINNER: ProMedica Toledo Hospital
2142 N. Cove Blvd.
419-291-4000 |
FINALIST: ProMedica Bay Park Hospital
2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon
419-690-7900 |

Vein Care Practice

WINNER: Luxe Laser Center
1500 Holland Rd., Maumee
419-893-2775 |
FINALIST: Midwest Vascular & Vein Center
7100 Orchard Centre Dr., Holland
419-866-2000 |

In-Home Health Care

WINNER: Ohio Living Home
Health and Hospice
1730 S. Reynolds Rd.
419-865-1499 |
FINALIST: Home Instead Senior Care Toledo
2631 Central Ave.
419-472-8181 |

Nursing Home

WINNER: Otterbein Perrysburg
3529 Rivers Edge Dr., Perrysburg
419-874-2428 |
FINALIST: Orchard Villa
2841 Munding Dr., Oregon

Rehab Facility

WINNER: Orchard Villa
2841 Munding Dr., Oregon
419-697-4100 | Facebook
FINALIST: Franciscan Care Center
4111 N. Holland Sylvania Rd.
419-882-6582 |

Massage Therapy

WINNER: Ultimate Body Mind & Spirit Massage Therapy
4035 Central Ave.
419-367-1417 |
FINALIST: Massage Envy
3305 Central Ave.
419-535-3689 |

Personal Trainer

WINNER: Embody Wellness by Jake
2245 S. Reynolds Rd.
419-419-9928 |
FINALIST: Gregg Schwartz
American Mobile Fitness
2727 N. Holland Sylvania Rd.
419-351-1381 |


1500 N. Superior St.
419-729-8135 |
FINALIST: Super Fitness
New Towne Square Dr., 419-476-6018
1207 N. Reynolds Rd., 419-535-7333


1500 N. Superior St.
419-729-8135 |
FINALIST: St. James Club
7337 W. Bancroft St.
419-841-5597 |


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 |

FINALIST: Ryan Pharmacy
3340 Dorr St.
419-531-2836 |



Bingo Spot

WINNER: Little Flower Catholic Church
5562 Dorr St.
419-537-6655 |
FINALIST: Oregon Senior Center
4350 Navarre Ave., Oregon
419-698-7078 |


WINNER: Hollywood Casino Toledo
1968 Miami St.
419-661-5200 |
FINALIST: Motor City Casino
2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI
866-782-9622 |

Sports Facility

WINNER: Fifth Third Field
406 Washington St.
419-725-4367 |
FINALIST: Tam O’Shanter
7060 W. Sylvania Ave., Sylvania
419-885-1167 |

Movie Theatre

WINNER: Rave Cinemas Fallen Timbers
14 + Xtreme
2300 Village Dr. Bldg #1700, Maumee
419-878-3898 |
FINALIST: Rave Cinemas Franklin Park 16
5001 Monroe St.
419-472-2324 |

Live Theatre

WINNER: Stranahan Theater
4645 Heatherdowns Blvd.
419-381-8851 |
FINALIST: Valentine Theatre
410 Adams St.
419-242-2787 |

Summer Event

WINNER: German American Festival
FINALIST: Old West End Festival

Winter Event

WINNER: Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo
FINALIST: Holidays at the Manor House

Over 50 Event

WINNER: Jazz in the Garden
FINALIST: Senior Safari Day



Massage Therapy

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.

4035 Central Ave.
419-367-1417 |
FINALIST: Massage Envy
3305 Central Ave.
419-535-3689 |

City For Those Over 50

WINNER: Sylvania

Senior Living Community

WINNER: Sunset Retirement Communities
4020 Indian Rd., Ottawa Hills
419-536-4645 |
FINALIST: Oakleaf Village
4220 N. Holland Sylvania Rd.
419-885-3934 |

Memory Care Center

WINNER: The Grove at Oakleaf Village
4220 N. Holland Sylvania Rd.
419-464-9123 |
FINALIST: Orchard Villa
2841 Munding Dr., Oregon
419-697-4100 | Facebook

Assisted Living Center

WINNER: Oakleaf Village
4220 N. Holland Sylvania Rd.
419-885-3934 |
FINALIST: Sunset Village
9640 Sylvania-Metamora Rd., Sylvania
419-724-1200 |




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)

Finalist: Ragtime Rick

Toledo Area Treasure

WINNER: The Toledo Zoo
2 Hippo Way
419-385-4040 |
FINALIST: Toledo Museum of Art
2445 Monroe St.
419-255-8000 |


WINNER: Diane Larson, 13abc
FINALIST: Jerry Anderson, WTOL

Television Station


Radio Personality

WINNER: Denny Schaffer
The Denny Schaffer Show on Q105.5
FINALIST: Grizzly Brown
94.5 WXKR

Radio Station

FINALIST: 101.5 The River


WINNER: Marcy Kaptur
FINALIST: Rob Portman

Sports Team

WINNER: Toledo Mud Hens
FINALIST: Toledo Walleye

Local Personality

WINNER: Jamie Farr
FINALIST: Chrys Peterson

Best Way to Get Around

FINALIST: Black & White Cab
4665 W. Bancroft St.
419-536-8294 |

Place to Volunteer

WINNER: Mobile Meals of Toledo
2200 Jefferson Ave.
419-255-7806 |
FINALIST: Hospice of Northwest Ohio
800 S. Detroit Ave.
419-661-4001 |

Place to take your Grandchildren

WINNER: The Toledo Zoo
2 Hippo Way
419-385-4040 |
FINALIST: Metroparks of the Toledo Area

Women’s Apparel

WINNER: Amy’s Allie
3146 Markway Rd.
419-535-8048 |
FINALIST: Sophia Lustig
124 10th St.
419-243-5131 |

Men’s Apparel

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 |

Jewelry Store

WINNER: Leo Marks Jewelers
3435 Secor Rd.
419-531-1223 |
FINALIST: Northwood Jewelers
4725 Woodville Rd. #11, Northwood
419-691-6352 |

Antique Store

WINNER: Maumee Antique Mall
1552 S. Reynolds Rd., Maumee
419-893-2468 |
FINALIST: The Vault Antiques & Treasures
1583 W. Sylvania Ave.
419-478-4926 |Facebook

Resale/Consignment Store

WINNER: Consign-It! Home Interiors Inc.
6925 Central Ave.
419-841-4663 |
FINALIST: Interior Traders
2503 N. Reynolds Rd.
419-690-4663 |

Grocery Store

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 |

Book Store

WINNER: Barnes and Noble
4940 Monroe St.
419-472-6164 |
FINALIST: Books-A-Million
2105 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg
419-873-0727 |


WINNER: Huntington Bank
FINALIST: First Federal Bank
1707 Cherry St., 419-214-4302
2920 Central Ave., 419-537-9300


WINNER: Sylvania Branch Library
6749 Monroe St., Sylvania
419-882-2089 |
FINALIST: Oregon Branch
3340 Dustin Rd., Oregon
419-259-5250 |

Hair Salon

WINNER: Reve Salon & Spa
5633 Main St., Sylvania
419-885-1140 |
FINALIST: Beauty Bar
2919 W. Central Ave.
419-537-5400 |


WINNER: Hoen’s Garden Center & Landscaping
1710 Perrysburg Holland Rd., Holland
419-865-6566 |
FINALIST: Whiteford Greenhouse
4554 Whiteford Rd.
419-882-4110 |

Funeral Home

WINNER: Walker Funeral Home
5155 W. Sylvania Ave.
419-841-2422 |
FINALIST: Reeb Funeral Home
5712 Main St., Sylvania
419-882-2033 |

Car Dealership

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 |

Continuing Education Programs

WINNER: Lifelong Learning Program
Lourdes University
6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania
419-824-3707 |
FINALIST: Workforce and Community Services at
Owens Community College
30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg
567-661-7357 |

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