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MSTORYTELLING: Visiting Gigi’s house

  A first time grandma reflects on the changes a baby brings to holiday family gatherings  By Lisa Alleman Thanksgiving 2018.  We gather around my dining room table to eat our turkey dinner with urgency. Unlike other years, the turkey is not the main event. My daughter, who is 5 months pregnant with our first

EDITOR’S NOTE – November 2020

Dear Readers, In this, our last issue for 2020, I’m thinking about a year dominated by Covid-19 – births, deaths, schools, jobs, elections, social activities.  I have maintained a positive attitude with my family, weaving our way through a life of social distancing, masks, handwashing while missing our friends and hugs.  Overall, my family has

Don’t Just Throw It Away

Is your medicine cabinet full of old, out-of-date, or unneeded prescriptions? Join Jennifer Grabarczyk, Chief Clinical Pharmacist, for a Lunch ‘n Learn presentation on Prescription Drug Use/Misuse & Proper Disposal of Medication.

Movies at the Maumee Theatre

The 5th Annual Maumee Film Festival presents local filmmakers’ short films, features and documentaries at the historic venue.

Green Acres Is The Place To Be

Enjoy live music by Woody Pines, beer and wine, appetizers and auctions at Black Swamp Conservancy’s annual fundraiser— Bluegrass & Green Acres.

Aiming To End Parkinson’s Disease

Each year, almost 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD), but some of those patients might soon find relief for themselves and their families.

The Northwest Ohio BIG Wish Gala Raises Funds

The Northwest Ohio BIG Wish Gala raises funds for the Make-A-Wish foundation that helps so many families’ dreams come true.

Kenn Kaufman’s A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration

Authors! Series presents Kenn Kaufman’s A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration.

Fancy, Don’t Let Me Down

Don’t miss country music icon Reba McEntire as she graces Toledo with her incredible stage presence while performing her biggest hits.

Save Money While You Help Save the Planet

We need to demand more (meaning, less) from businesses. If consumers demand it, businesses will rethink ways to package and will devise ways to reduce plastics in products and packaging.

Exercise Your Brain: Continuing Education During Retirement

While adjusting to retirement, many become concerned that they are not exercising their brains. If we are not taking in new information, perhaps we are ‘dummying down.’ Accustomed to using our brains throughout our working years, we feel alive when taking in new information. There are, however, many options available which allow us to exercise the brain and to learn new information during retirement.

Is Butter Better? Separating the Good Fats From the Bad

BUTTER! My new favorite food. It all started with a recipe for chard. My family reputation was that of an irritatingly healthy eater— olive oil, avocados, walnuts were my oils— until I picked a handful of chard from my garden.