2017 Reader’s Choice Awards

. June 30, 2017.

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

Breakfast/Lunch

WINNER: Scrambler Marie’s 3344 Secor Rd. 419-531-9678 6819 W. Central Ave. 419-842-1900 570 W. Dussel Dr. 419-891-7207 scramblermaries.com FINALIST: The Salad Galley Deli 3023 Navarre Ave., Oregon 419-691-4888 | saladgalley.com

Dinner

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

Restaurant for Specials

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

Buffet

WINNER: Maumee Bay State Park Lodge, Water’s Edge Restaurant 1750 State Park Rd. #2, Oregon 419-836-1466 maumeebaystateparklodge.com/waters-edge-restaurant FINALIST: Hong Kong Buffet Toledo Commons, 3015 Glendale Ave. #300 419-389-1888 | toledohongkongbuffet.com

Restaurant for Grandparents/Grandchildren

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

Place for Cocktails

real-seafood 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 barlouie.com


RECREATION

Local Park

WINNER: Wildwood Preserve Metropark 5100 W. Central Ave. 419-407-9700 metroparkstoledo.com/explore-your-parks/wildwood FINALIST: Oak Openings Preserve Metropark 4139 Girdham Rd., Swanton 419-407-9700 metroparkstoledo.com/explore-your-parks/oak-openings

Local Travel Destination

WINNER: Maumee Bay State Park 1400 State Park Rd. Oregon 419-836-7758 | parks.ohiodnr.gov/maumeebay FINALIST: Cedar Point 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky 419-627-2350 | cedarpoint.com

Spend Leisure Time

WINNER: Metroparks 419-407-9700 | metroparkstoledo.com FINALIST: Maumee Bay State Park 1400 State Park Rd., Oregon 419-836-7758 | parks.ohiodnr.gov/maumeebay

Charity Event

WINNER: Walk to End Alzheimer’s alz.org/nwohio/ FINALIST: Marathon Classic marathonclassic.com

Golf Course

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

Golf Pro

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

Bowling Alley

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

Senior Center

WINNER: Sylvania Senior Center 7140 W. Sylvania Ave., Sylvania 419-885-3913 | scsonline.org/seniorcenter FINALIST: Oregon Senior Center 4350 Navarre Ave., Oregon 419-698-7078 | oregonohio.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. 4600 Starr Ave. Oregon, OH 419-407-9714 metroparkstoledo.com/explore-yourparks/pearson FINALIST: Olander Park 6930 W. Sylvania Ave. 419-882-8313 | olanderpark.com


 

PROFESSIONALS

Attorney

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

Financial Advisor

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 ameripriseadvisors.com/richard.g.desautels

Wealth Management Firm

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

Travel Agent

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 centraltravel.com

Service Club

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

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 419-360-8579

Handyman

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

Estate Sale Company

carriage-house-inn 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 | perrysburgantiques.com FINALIST: Tag Team 4704 Skelly Rd. 419-276-0243 | tagteamtoledo.com


 

HEALTH & FITNESS

Dentist

doctor-frankel 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. 419-885-2444

Physician

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

Optician

WINNER: Dr. Russell Maringer ProMedica promedica.org FINALIST: Dr. Ernest Spohn, OD 2925 Glendale Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43614 419-380-8769

Audiologist

WINNER: Dr. Clint Keifer Great Lakes Audiology 3780 King Rd. #2C 419-327-2273 | glaudiology.com FINALIST: Northwest Ohio Hearing Clinic 1125 Hospital Dr. #50 419-383-4012 1601 Brigham Dr., Perrysburg 419-873-4327 northwestohiohearingclinic.com

Chiropractor

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. 419-535-9600

Podiatrist

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 419-893-5757

Veterinarian

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 | sylvaniavet.com

Hospital

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

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

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

Nursing Home

WINNER: Otterbein Perrysburg 3529 Rivers Edge Dr., Perrysburg 419-874-2428 | otterbein.org FINALIST: Orchard Villa 2841 Munding Dr., Oregon 419-697-4100

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 | homeishere.org

Massage Therapy

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

Personal Trainer

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

Gym

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

Pool

WINNER: YMCA 1500 N. Superior St. 419-729-8135 | ymcatoledo.org FINALIST: St. James Club 7337 W. Bancroft St. 419-841-5597 | stjamesclub.net

Pharmacist

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


 

ENTERTAINMENT

Bingo Spot

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

Casino

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

Sports Facility

WINNER: Fifth Third Field 406 Washington St. 419-725-4367 | hensvilletoledo.com/fifth-third-field FINALIST: Tam O’Shanter 7060 W. Sylvania Ave., Sylvania 419-885-1167 | sylvaniatamoshanter.com

Movie Theatre

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

Live Theatre

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

Summer Event

WINNER: German American Festival germanamericanfestival.net FINALIST: Old West End Festival toledooldwestend.com

Winter Event

WINNER: Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo toledozoo.org/lights FINALIST: Holidays at the Manor House metroparkstoledo.com

Over 50 Event

WINNER: Jazz in the Garden toledogarden.org/events/jazz-in-the-garden FINALIST: Senior Safari Day toledozoo.org/senior-safari-day


 

LIVING WELL

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 | ubmsmassage.com FINALIST: Massage Envy 3305 Central Ave. 419-535-3689 | massageenvy.com

City For Those Over 50

WINNER: Sylvania cityofsylvania.com FINALIST: Oregon oregonohio.org

Senior Living Community

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

Memory Care Center

WINNER: The Grove at Oakleaf Village 4220 N. Holland Sylvania Rd. 419-464-9123 | thegroveatoakleafvillage.com 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 | wallickcommunities.com FINALIST: Sunset Village 9640 Sylvania-Metamora Rd., Sylvania 419-724-1200 | sunset-communities.org


 

AROUND TOWN

Musician

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

Newscaster

WINNER: Diane Larson, 13abc 13abc.com FINALIST: Jerry Anderson, WTOL wtol.com

Television Station

WINNER: WTVG 13abc.com FINALIST: WTOL wtol.com

Radio Personality

WINNER: Denny Schaffer The Denny Schaffer Show on Q105.5 q1055.com FINALIST: Grizzly Brown 94.5 WXKR wxkr.com

Radio Station

WINNER: K-100 k100country.com FINALIST: 101.5 The River 101.5theriver.iheart.com

Politician

WINNER: Marcy Kaptur kaptur.house.gov FINALIST: Rob Portman portman.senate.gov

Sports Team

WINNER: Toledo Mud Hens milb.com FINALIST: Toledo Walleye toledowalleye.com

Local Personality

WINNER: Jamie Farr FINALIST: Chrys Peterson facebook.com/chryspetersonwtol

Best Way to Get Around

WINNER: TARTA tarta.com FINALIST: Black & White Cab 4665 W. Bancroft St. 419-536-8294 | bwtransportation.com

Place to Volunteer

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

Place to take your Grandchildren

WINNER: The Toledo Zoo 2 Hippo Way 419-385-4040 | toledozoo.org FINALIST: Metroparks of the Toledo Area metroparkstoledo.com

Women’s Apparel

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

Men’s Apparel

WINNER: V Couture/V Collection 123 W. Indiana Ave, Perrysburg 419-874-5000 5630 Main St., Sylvania 419-517-0508 vcouture.com FINALIST: Diamond’s Men’s Shop of Toledo 1564 Spring Meadow Dr., Holland 419-865-1211 | dmstoledo.com

Jewelry Store

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

Antique Store

WINNER: Maumee Antique Mall 1552 S. Reynolds Rd., Maumee 419-893-2468 | maumeeantiquemall.com 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 | consignit-toledo.com FINALIST: Interior Traders 2503 N. Reynolds Rd. 419-690-4663 | interiortraders.net

Grocery Store

WINNER: Walt Churchill’s Market 3320 Briarfield Blvd., Maumee 419-794-4000 26625 N. Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg 419-872-6900 waltchurchillsmarket.com FINALIST: Sautter’s Market 5519 Main St., Sylvania 419-885-3505 | sauttersmarkets.com

Book Store

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

Bank

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

Library

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

Hair Salon

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

Greenhouse/Nursery

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

Funeral Home

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

Car Dealership

WINNER: Jim White Toyota: 6123 Central Ave., 419-841-6681 Honda: 1505 S. Reynolds Rd., Maumee. 419-893-5581 jimwhitetoyota.com jimwhitehonda.com FINALIST: Nice Car Company 6880 Memorial Hwy., Ottawa Lake, MI 734-856-8821 | nicecarcompany.com

Continuing Education Programs

WINNER: Lifelong Learning Program Lourdes University 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

Trending

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

A musical comedy follows Monty, the heir to a family fortune who juggles his fiancee, his mistress, and plans to murder the line of succession. 7:30pm. 8pm Friday, November 10. 2pm and 8pm Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12. $22-$88. Stranahan Theater 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419-381-8851 | stranahantheater.org

The Nutcracker at The Valentine Theater

Enjoy the Ballet Theatre of Toledo’s annual Nutcracker performance. Special showing on Friday; regular performances run Saturday, November 25 at 7pm and Sunday, November 26 at 2pm. $25-$40. The Valentine Theater 410 Adams St. | 419-242-2787 ballettheatreoftoledo.org

A Veteran Helping Veterans

At 79, most of us are, or at least hope to be, thoroughly retired. Not so for Gordon Wright, Director of Dining Services and Executive Chef at Whitehouse Country Manor. Wright, who served in the army between 1957 and 1960, claims he will always be busy. “Busy hands, busy feet, busy mind. I have to

Look Good: Feel Good

When you feel good your body reflects it. Your hair and skin glow, your energy soars and your mental health is stable. What is not to love about that. Our experts here give us some insight about what they do to stay healthy. Advanced Wellness and Chiropractic Center 3454 Oak Alley Ct. #100. 419-535-9600. Wellness4toledo.com