Briefs

TMA asking for submissions for “virtual quilt”

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) is offering artists from both the Toledo area and around the world the chance to add to a “virtual quilt” that represent aspects of life during this challenging and unprecedented time. The COVID-19 Virtual Quilting Bee is a new project where artists are encouraged to stitch a block that

Stream Menopause the Musical

If you’re looking for ways to support the art scene during COVID-19 and you could use a good laugh, Menopause the Musical is just the ticket. You can now stream the show knowing that 10 percent of the proceeds go to The Actors Fund, which provides financial assistance to performing artists.  The long-running production features

Tips to stay in touch

When you have a loved one who is socially isolated, whether they are in assisted living or in their own home, it can be difficult to find ways to connect without being able to physically interact.  To help combat this isolation, the Alzheimer’s Association and the Ohio Health Care Association have created a list of

MemoryLane’s phone support for caregivers

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be quite taxing under any circumstance, but it is particularly hard for caregivers during COVID-19.  Now MemoryLane is offering free phone support for dementia education, community resource information, and emotional support for any caregiver who needs assistance.  Call MemoryLane Care Services to learn more about this service

Sylvania to honor V-E Day in quarantine on May 8th

Mike Lieber, the town crier of Sylvania, will host a pair of town cries on May 8 in Downtown Sylvania, one of several events that will take place in honor of V-E Day. May 8 will mark the 75th anniversary of the date when the German government officially surrendered, ending the European theater of World

HealthCare Heroes parade to honor assisted care workers on May 7

The Glendale Assisted Living community on Ryan Road announced that it would be one of the area health care organizations participating in a special “HealthCare Heroes” parade being held on Thursday, May 7. The event is one of the dozens that has been held over the past few weeks in cities around the country, in

Literacy Program Brings Back Pen Pals

Partners in Education’s Mentors in Toledo Schools are continuing their literacy program through the lost art of letter writing. The group typically tutors and mentors Toledo Public School children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade in person, but COVID-19 has required the volunteers to get creative. They are sending the students letters, encouraging them to keep

SeaGate Food Bank holds No Show Gala fundraiser on April 27

Let’s be honest here— even when it was okay to go outside and meet people, nobody really liked going to one of those big, fancy dress galas. Which makes the SeaGate Food Bank’s virtual fundraiser, the No Show Gala, all the more appealing in this age of social distancing. The No Show Gala is a big

TARTA riders required to wear masks on buses

Despite the COVID-19 shutdown, hundreds of Toledoans still rely on TARTA to get to work or other essential obligations every day. In an effort to protect both the public and its own employees, TARTA announced on April 9 that all riders would now be required to wear a cloth or paper mask while riding Toledo

Kapszukiewicz changes course, allows city golf courses to reopen

A controversial decision by Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz is allowing Toledo’s municipal golf courses to reopen on Friday, April 17, provided that they follow proper safety procedures and allow no Michigan residents to play there. The reversal of position comes only a few weeks after Kapszukiewicz ordered the three courses— Collins Park, Detweiler and Ottawa

New deadline for the Real ID

You now have an extra year to get a Real ID driver’s license or identification card. The Department of Homeland Security extended the deadline to obtain a Compliant Driver License ID— which will allow U.S. air travels to board a domestic flight— is October 1, 2021. The new deadline was moved due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A sweet (not bitter) deal

Bittersweet Farms in Whitehouse is now taking orders for the tenth year of its Local Produce with a Purpose CSA program. For one flat rate, participants purchase a share of produce that can be picked up weekly all season. This year, Bittersweet is offering three different sizes of shares, large, recommended for families of four,

JobsOhio to invest $1.5 million in Northwest Ohio

On February 24, JobsOhio announced a $1.5 million investment in a marketing effort designed to increase the number of area workers with in-demand skills. JobsOhio is a private, nonprofit economic development corporation designed to heighten job creation and investment in the Buckeye State. The recently announced investment is designed to increase enrollment in programs to

TARTA in the age of social distancing

For many Toledoans, public transportation is a necessity. According to a 2015 transportation survey conducted by The Ability Center of Greater Toledo, 19.1% of respondents reported using services from the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) regularly.  According to survey respondents, most trips are for medical appointments, shopping and work, with the core demographic including

Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Things

Toledo Opera Guild and other local organizations will host a lineup of multigenerational speakers during International Women’s Day.

This Award Is On Pointe

The artistic director of the Ballet Theatre of Toledo is one of eight to be honored at the upcoming 2020 Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio.