All posts by Jeff McGinnis

Fill a shoebox with gifts for needy children

Photo by Glodi Miessi on Unsplash The international relief organization Samaritan’s Purse is looking for a few shoeboxes— and area residents ready to help brighten the lives of needy children. The group is collecting donations for its annual Operation Christmas Child event this week. Donors pack a shoebox full of presents, hygiene items and school

Save on essential medications with the help of United Way 2-1-1

Thousands of individuals in Lucas, Ottawa and Wood County saved money on essential medications in 2020 thanks to the United Way of Greater Toledo and FamilyWize, a pharmacy discount program. Working in partnership, the United Way 2-1-1 program has helped people in the area sign up for the free FamilyWize discount card. This year alone,

Thanksgiving Movies: What to watch on Turkey Day

You’ve finished the meal, you’ve watched some football, now you’re ready to curl up on the couch and enjoy a festive seasonal movie. But which one, and where can you find them? Here are a few Thanksgiving-fitting films for you to dig into. Addams Family Values – The Addams children put on a Thanksgiving pageant

Make it a Hoen’s holiday and decorate your own wreath

Hoen’s Garden Center is offering the chance to put your own handmade spin on a Fraser Fir wreath. Holiday Wreath Workshops will be held at Hoen’s on Tuesday-Thursday, December 1, 2, and 3, and Monday-Tuesday, December 7 and 8. Each workshop will be held at 6:30pm. Participants will get the chance to add evergreens, twigs,

Enjoy a Dickens of a Christmas at Libbey House

Photo by Carolyn V on Unsplash Get a taste of a vintage, Victorian holiday— not to mention a taste of a lovely beverage— with the Dickens Christmas Tea events being held at Libbey House this December. Presented by the Libbey House Foundation and the Women of the Old West End, the events will see visitors

Free meals for Veterans Day 2020

For those who have served our country in the past, or are serving right now, all of us at Adams Street Publishing, express our gratitude. Your bravery and selflessness are inspiring. A number of area businesses also want to thank our veterans. Several local eateries and national chain stores are offering specials for veterans on