Are you in search of a project that can bring light to others lives at their darkest times? Consider Quilts of Compassion, a nationwide charitable organization with its roots right here in Toledo. Started when founder Janice Grimes received a blanket from a chaplain while in the hospital recovering after a car accident, Quilts for Compassion creates and disperses quilts and afghans to those in need around the world. According to its website, the group has delivered more than 60,000 blankets to hospitals, nursing homes, retirement communities, homeless shelters, hospice facilities, rehabilitation facilities, halfway houses, at-risk youth facilities, homes for abused and neglected women and children, the missionary field overseas and disaster response areas in the United States. If you are interested in donating quilts, or actually joining one of the numerous sewing groups in the area that works with Quilts for Compassion, contact Grimes at 419-708-9343 or check out the website quiltsofcompassion.com.
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Manhattan’s Pub and Cheer on Adams Street in Uptown opened in December, 2002 and recently celebrated its 15th anniversary. Toledo native, Zach Lahey, the restaurant’s owner and general manager explains, “For almost ten years, it was a major struggle to keep the doors open, to really find our place in the micro-neighborhood (Uptown) that we’re in.”
DEAR MAYO CLINIC,
I’m 62 years old and am having difficulty keeping healthy weight on due to GERD and reflux. I am really confused about what foods and beverages I should avoid, and what foods will not make my reflux act up. What do you recommend mature adults who have this condition avoid, and what healthy food are best for my situation?
A new Lake Erie shipwreck discovery in July, 2015, by the Cleveland Underwater Explorers (CLUE) spurred Toledo’s National Museum of the Great Lakes to raise funding to excavate and investigate the unique find. The discovery attracted national news headlines because, let’s face it, a shipwreck is intriguing.