Ten years ago, Maumee resident Anita Plantz began volunteering at Helping Hands of St. Louis/Catholic Charities. Since then, she has contributed more than 8,000 hours to the organization, including time spent creating a clothing center that serves approximately 500 people per month. In addition, Plantz and her daughter run a shoe giveaway program during the summer. Honoring Plantz’s lifetime of service, the 81-year-old was recently named Outstanding Senior Volunteer during the annual Northwest Ohio Outstanding Senior Volunteer Awards sponsored by Medical Mutual of Ohio.
The murder of George Floyd, on May 25, 2020, has shaken the world. We can no longer deny the devastating impact of racism and for many, a spark has been light. That spark pushes us to learn, become informed and challenge ourselves to do whatever we can to wipe out racism and make our country
It’s crucial for all of us to be mindful of safety as the world slowly begins to reopen, but we also ache to get out of the house. Luckily, the Toledo area offers a variety of enjoyable outdoor activities so you can combat cabin fever and COVID-19 at the same time. BIRD WATCHING Though the
Laura Zitzelberger recently stepped back from her role at Nature’s Nursery a bit. She’s been involved with Whitehouse, Ohio’s wildlife rehabilitation center since co-founding it in 1989 with her friend Deb Cooper. She’s worked as the Nursery’s Director of Operations since 2006. But now, Zitzelberger works remotely as she has a lung condition so must
The Wood County Historical Center and Museum was recognized for an exhibit, For Comfort and Convenience: Public Charity in Ohio By Way of the Poor Farm. Named Best Exhibition Under $500,000 in the Award of Achievement categories, For Comfort and Convenience, a focal point of the Center’s 2019 season, was an examination of facilities in