Category: Profiles

Warren and Yolanda Woodberry: Making Moves that Matter

Two things are very clear when students walk into the Chess Room at Jones Leadership Academy.  One is that Warren and Yolanda Woodberry always show up as the best version of who...

Judy Paschalis: at home with a budding backyard naturalist

Judy Paschalis lived in South Toledo for years surrounded by houses and neighbors, but two years ago she and her husband found a new place to call home. After the move she...

Profile: Ron Paris, TPD Police Sergeant, Mentor, and Role Model 

Inspiring Toledo youth to live their best lives  Sergeant Ron Paris, while a big presence, is a kind and unassuming man. In fact, when talking about his life and career he cites that...

MLiving ASKS

What was the best advice you received from one or both of your parents? Chiquita Bennett That's an easy answer, both my parents  taught me to always do the right thing, challenge myself always,...

Toledo’s “Forgotten Visitors”: Local author looks at Glass City past

History is constantly evolving and being created day by day— both nationwide and on a local level. Toledo, in particular, is a diverse place full of historic moments for those interested in...

Staying calm and carrying on

If running the most essential of businesses during a pandemic that closed down your community doesn’t rattle you, there is likely nothing much that will. During a year of unexpected product shortages,...

From the family farm to community advocacy

The Toledo GROWs is an organization which facilitates the operation of 125 community gardens throughout the city.

Gerry Kowalski

Staying Present, Maintaining Balance

Christmas Tree

Gene Steele Pemberville, Ohio  When you live by yourself, you develop habits and living styles that don't align with the Ozzie & Harriet's. And so it came to be that my house did not...

Living Life to the Fullest: Toledo Chief of Staff Katy Crosby shares her passions and goals

(l-r) Katie Crosby and her sisters Candi Johnson and MeChele Frierson Katy Crosby has been Toledo’s Chief of Staff for the last two and a half years, where she works with the departments...

Grilled Rack of Lamb with Demi-Glace Butter

Grilled Rack of Lamb with Demi-Glace Butter I made this Food and Wine recipe recently as it stood out in a recent issue of the magazine and certainly caught the attention of my...

Determination equals success for Ron Hemelgarn

Ron Hemelgarn first began making waves in auto racing in 1977, although he had operated Toledo’s Super Fitness centers since 1972. By 1977 he had bought a few health clubs in the...





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