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January 20 February 2, 2010 Vol. 10 • Issue 13

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We all have our vices. And when it comes to being healthy, there’s usually at least one thing that always seems to get in the way. Each of us contemplated, “I would be healthier if...”

Playing it up

JustPlay Sports (“All work — and play” January 6-19, 2010) sounds amazing! So excited that something like this has finally arrived in Toledo! Can’t wait to start playing in their leagues!

Heather Truesdell

Mr. Axonovitz seems to have a great idea on his hands. Toledo really could benefit from a healthier, more active lifestyle, and it sounds like businesses are benefiting, too.

Christopher Backs

The race is on

(“Enter the rat race” January 619, 2010) Ha ha, that’s real funny, an anonymous, faceless, political pundit who calls on others for attribution. Hey Johnny, look up the word “irony.”

Hambleton) was there for six months. What exactly allows Boyd to be called the “naughtiest”? Shooting nudes? What about IKSODAS or Chris Maher? They are true professionals that live right here in Toledo. Shooting girls with black tape over their mouths? Doesn’t some of the work of local photographer Jose G. feature tape also? And what “acclaim and notoriety” has he received? There are a few local photographers who have been published in nationally distributed and known magazines that are worth writing about. Why not seek them out and feature them as well? And the only fetish art conventions Boyd’s promoted are

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I GAVE UP DRUGS, ALCOHOL, VIOLENCE AND INSANITY... BUT JUST LIKE DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON, THEY’VE ALWAYS WORKED FOR ME Metro Music Coordinator: Emily Rippe (erippe@toledocitypaper.com)

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Yoga lovers unite

The Yoga Teachers of Northwest Ohio are celebrating a day devoted to Yoga, Saturday, January 23 at the University of Toledo Rec Center. Area teachers will instruct new-to-yoga students and seasoned practitioners in Gentle Yoga, Intermediate Yoga, Meditation, and Pranayama. From Gentle Stretching to Yoga for Men to Yoga as Therapy, three sets of simultaneous classes from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. will help you find your inner Yogi. Sign up for a half-day ($10) or full day ($15) and view the complete schedule at www.yogateachersnwohio.com.

Calling all cat lovers

Maumee Valley Save-APet is looking for people to assist with their adoptable cats at the Petco store (5027 Monroe St.) Duties include cleaning the adoption cages, refilling food and water dishes, scooping litter pans and playing with the cute, feline friends. All supplies are provided. For more information, call Cindy at 419-340-6998. Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet, 5250 Hill Ave. 419-537-9663/ www.maumeevalleysaveapet.org.

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Keep the music playing

Perhaps you rocked out the band uniform in high school, or vowed to learn the guitar years ago, whichever way you were once musically inspired, perhaps now it’s time to pull that dusty instrument case from the back of the closet and donate it to a good cause. Imagine Madison Avenue School of the Arts is accepting donated musical instruments for their students. As an added incentive, Juki’s Tattoo & Piercing in Maumee’s Parkway Plaza is offering a free tattoo to anyone who brings in a usable instrument. Call Juki’s at 419-6916715 to make your appointment and get a thank you that lasts a lifetime. 2570 Parkway Plaza, Maumee. —GS

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A toast to “green”

Raise your glass to Toledo’s Green Drinks, a lively group of environmental professionals and others interested in “green” things. The group meets Monday, January 25 at Glass City Cafe (1107 Jackson St.) from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Bring books or magazines for an exchange and money for delicious food and drinks. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.greendrinks. org. greendrinkstol@gmail.com.

Good for drivers, good for the earth

Mark Liber, consultant at Cherry Picked Auto Parts, knows that little things can make a big impact on the environment. “I think we’ve got a very ‘green’ operation going here,” says Liber. The automobile salvage yard, opened in December 2009, functions “in an environmentally conscious way throughout.” Unlike many junkyards, Cherry Picked Auto Parts ensures that all contaminants in the vehicle (such as oil and antifreeze) are captured and recycled properly.

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Then, the cars are lined up orderly as a “self-serve” salvage yard, “providing a great source for others to keep their cars functional,” says Liber. At Cherry Picked Auto Parts, customers can find treasures at low prices. “Because we didn’t pay much for the car, it’s incredibly reasonable,” Liber explains. And, the prices are consistent; a seat from a Honda costs the same as a seat from a Porsche. “People have great access to all those little knick knacks and features that drive them crazy when it’s missing or broken in their car.” As more cars come into the yard, others are sent down the street by rail to OmniSource, where their metal is recycled. This makes the entire process, from car collection to final scrapping, efficient and local. With Liber’s experience with salvage yards, he serves as a consultant, helping the customer find the right parts for their needs. “People need to have a coach or person who has experience to say what can work.” Cherry Picked Auto Parts is open daily, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 5650 N. Detroit Ave. 419-724-5503. —GS

Tone up

TONING & NATURAL HEALTH REVEALS A NEW WAY TO EXERCISE Remember those isometric exercises from gym class? “Wall chairs” and plank exercises may be distant memories, but according to Toledo’s new Toning & Natural Health, isometric exercises are the most efficient way to achieve muscle strength. Their Therapeutic Exercise Machines combine physical therapy and isometric movements to “increase flexibility, blood circulation, and energy while strengthening muscles and reducing inches.” Owner and naturopathic Linda Ott opened Toning & Natural Health in late December 2009, focused on ten original toning tables and beds created by Lifetime Wellness Centers in Melbourne, FL. The beds range from The Side-to-Side Machine (stretching the lower torso side to side to tone the abdominal muscles) to the Body Bender Machine (strengthens and tightens muscles in the midriff, abdomen and waist). According to Linda, these machines act as a “mechanical cleanser”, hastening the elimination of wastes and toxic debris. In addition to these nontraditional forms of exercise, Linda says the facility is unique in that they “foster relaxation and camaraderie, fellowship and mutual support in a totally noncompetitive en-

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Toning & Natural Health’s Therapeutic Exercise Machines combine physical therapy and isometric movements. vironment.” The space is also shared with a naturopathic medical doctor and chiropractor, Dr. David Muck, offering a referral to additional treatment. Participants sign up for a total of 26 toning treatments, coming in twice a week over a 13-week program, where participants are instructed on the proper positioning and movements on the exercise machines. Classes are offered on the hour, but appointments are necessary. Regular pricing is $260, including monitoring of weight and measurements. For more information, call 419-517-8810. 7430 W. Central Ave. #C. —GS

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Lathering up with organic chemist Carolyn Wuenstel’s products by Jessica Luther When Carolyn Wuenstel was suffering from skin cancer 14 years ago, she was down about her skin condition. On a Michigan vacation, she purchased handmade soap from a woman who owned a goat farm. She was amazed by her discovery. With a background in organic chemistry, Carolyn was inspired by the texture and feel of the soap and the idea for Majak Products was born. “It felt so good on my damaged skin. I thought, I wish I could make this,” she recalled, laughing. “Then I realized, I’m a chemist, I CAN make this!”

store soaps, Majak handmade soaps use only natural oils like coconut, palm and olive, as well as fragrance from essential plant oils and color from minerals and clay. Majak soaps are visually appealing, showing that natural can be beautiful as well as super skin-friendly. Abigail is the “artistic side” of the business, while Carolyn takes care of the science. Her background in chemistry allowed her to create formulas from scratch, tweaking the recipes to provide just the right ingredients. “I formulated the soap to have the perfect balance of fatty acids to feel wonderful and produce a fluffy lather,” she explained. “It was trial and error for years, finding out how well coconut oil worked with honey, or that olive oil was good with mint.”

A lifestyle change

Majak soaps produce a fluffy lather with all-natural ingredients that are healthy for the

Experimental behavior Carolyn and her daughter, Abigail Tuttle, began experimenting with lye and natural oils, soon producing their own handmade soaps. Named after the first letters of the names of Carolyn’s five children, Majak Products began 10 years ago with a commitment to all-natural handmade soaps and an eco-friendly business sense. Unlike mass-produced, grocery

Carolyn stressed that once you’ve tried all-natural soaps, going back to store-bought won’t be an option. What she calls the “blobs of chemicals” that constitute most name brand soaps are created with synthetic surfactants and can’t even truly be called “soap” by the FDA; instead, they are labeled beauty bars or bath bars. As many people try to limit their exposure to chemicals and preservatives, handmade soaps return beauty products to their natural state; they also help reduce the waste and pollution that synthetic soaps create. Carolyn and her daughter cut their soap from 50-pound blocks, with smaller pieces bagged and sold by the pound. Their goal is to produce as little waste as possible, including using tree-less packaging made from straw. They also decline making liquid soap due to the extra packaging necessary for that product. Part of their green outlook includes selling their soaps locally, unlike massmarketed detergents that are shipped thousands of miles in trucks across the country. Majak products can be found at the Happy Badger in Bowling Green, Curb’s Candle Company at Cricket West, Bassett’s Health Foods, Claudia’s Natural Food Market and Churchill’s in Monclova. “We’re very committed to keeping our products low-tech, handcut and as natural as possible,” Carolyn assured. “We’ve gone back to the old-fashioned way with more gentle soaps that feel different, without the drying, shrinking-skin feeling. Handmade soaps are about feeding the skin with natural ingredients.”

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Keeping your appointments

Take our advice, peeps. Keep your appointments. We’re not talking about punctuality. We’re talking about the kind of appointments that set you up for success in City Politics. Here’s a primer for the uninitiated.

The most recent example of so-called “running from cover” was LC County Commissioner Ben Konop’s ill-fated run for Mayor last year. Even as his campaign went down in flames in oh-nine, he retained his seat on the County Commission because it wasn’t up for re-election ‘til this year. Likewise District 2 Councilman D. Mike Collins, who isn’t up for re-election ‘til twenty eleven. If At-Large Councilman George Sarantou had run for Mayor, however, he would have been forced to give up his seat on Council as both elections happened concurrently. Had he lost he would have been out of a public job.

Which of the two LC Republican Parties will blow the elections this year? Running on time First there’s the possibility of seeking appointment to an elected position. It works like this. Many folks in elected positions hanker for greener pastures in the elected hierarchy. They can use their past electoral success and current public recognition to run for something considered more prestigious. The smart way to do this is to run for a position on a different electoral calendar, so if you lose you retain your current spot.

One sign of a pol with ambition is one who times their first run for office around this chance to run from cover. If Sarantou had originally wanted to be Mayor, he shouldn’t have run for Council on the same timeline as the Mayoral elections. The best example of someone who timed it right is our friend Anita “Stepping Stone” Lopez. She ran successfully for TPS school board in oh-one, then County Recorder in oh-four. Had she lost, she would have retained her seat on the board for a re-election run in oh-five.

Lopez won the Recorder seat in ohfour, vacating her seat on the school board. Not finished, she then ran from cover in oh-six for County Auditor. Had she lost she would have still been Recorder. She won, and is up for re-election this year to the Auditor seat. If the incumbent running from cover loses, nothing changes. If they win, their current seat is vacated, provided an opening for someone to be appointed in their place. Openings can happen in a more calculated way. Say an elected pol decides not to run for re-election. They then must make a choice. Do they fulfill the term to which they were elected? Or do they simply resign, causing an open seat so someone must be appointed to fill their term?

The line forms here Many familiar names got their starts in elected office through being appointed to an opening. Examples include Commissioner Pete Gerken and Councilman Michael Ashford. Both eventually won election to their seats. More recently, the top two finishers in the TPS board elections last year, Bob Vasquez and Brenda Hill, were

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first appointed to their positions. The saga of Councilman Steven Steel is a case study in the overall importance of political appointments. Steel first won his TPS board seat by being elected in oh-five. He decided to run for At-Large Council last year, at the same time he was up for reelection. He was thus not running from cover and risked falling from the political fray if unsuccessful. Enter the resignation of then-Councilman Mark Sobczak in June of oh-nine. The political wheels turned, Steel got appointed to Council and was thus running as an incumbent. He won election to the seat last fall. It doesn’t stop there. After Steel’s appointment, an opening was created on the TPS Board. Hill, a candidate for the seat, got the appointment and won election as an incumbent.

On the current School Board, three of the five were originally appointed to their seats before winning them in elections. And you don’t want to know how many current judges were originally appointed. It’s enough to make you want to stop voting and let the current Governor, who makes judicial appointments, pack the courts.

Losers need not apply So if you want to be elected, remember to get connected so you’re in line for appointments. Lest you think you automatically become a shoe-in, though, there are several cautionary tales to bear in mind. Recent political appointees include Taylor Balderas, Steven Thomas, Lourdes Santiago, and Art Jones, none of whom won the subsequent election. None has ever won election since. Let that be a lesson to Judge Kayla Cosme, recently appointed to the 6th District Court of Appeals, and Kevin Boyce, appointed to State Treasurer. Both are up for election to their seats this year. Resting on incumbency is dangerous. You must also run like Hades for election to back it up.

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Getting healthy is a common New Year’s resolution, but the truth is that doing so involves a variety of choices, activities and resources. Our Health and Wellness Guide helps get you in touch with a network of local experts who are dedicated to helping you stay happy, healthy, and healed in 2010.

LOCAL HEALTH SPOTS Rapid Relief Chiropractic Center 419-474-6500

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CUTTING EDGE THERAPIES OFFER RAPID RELIEF FROM PAIN

Detroit area herbalist reveals medicines in your flower bed by Kevin Moore

In days of yore, alchemy was a fairly common part of everyday life. Plants, flowers, and herbs were ground and brewed into teas for their healing properties and effects on overall wellness. But with developing science, researched chemical compounds replaced traditional remedies as the treatment for ailments. Recently, however, a return to the more “natural” approach of medicine, methods advocated by Detroit area herbalist Jim McDonald, has taken place.

Jim McDonald teaches the powers of plants, flowers, and herbs.

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“Herbs, plants, and spices have been used for centuries for the treatment of health problems,” said McDonald, “and for the most part, most people knew how to identify and prepare them. It’s a lost

skill that I’m trying to educate people to renew.” After 16 years of rigorous self-study and numerous conversations with other alternative health professionals, McDonald’s work in herbalism has grown to include the identification and collection of specimens for preparation as medicines, personal consultations with clients on specific health concerns, and several workshops held throughout the year, including hands-on outdoor “plant walks.” “The problem with the modern medical approach is that everything is prescribed as a magical pill, and no one bothers to learn how or why the medicines work the way they do,” explained McDonald. “I have a headache, so I know Tylenol will help. Well, why does Tylenol help? Why is the headache there in the first place?”

Millions of Americans suffer from Fibromyalgia and its pain, as well as many other life-altering conditions. Local physician Nickalis J. Dumas, D.C. offers an integrated, multidiscipline approach to chiropractic care. “These new therapies are making a profound difference in how patients respond to treatment for painful, chronic conditions,” says Nickalis Dumas. Dr. Nickalis Dumas offers brain-based therapies such as auditory and visual stimulation, vibration therapy and others to help identify and address weaknesses or degeneration in neurological function. Balance disorders, peripheral neuropathy, Fibromyalgia and migraine headaches are just a few of the conditions that can benefit from what is, in essence, a “rewiring” of the brain. “This type of stimulation is known to increase activity in specific areas of the brain. As a result, the brain establishes new neural pathways that can bypass those that are injured or weakened,” he says. Dr. Nickalis Dumas, born and raised in Toledo, is president of the Northwest Ohio Chiropractic Association, and is available for consultation at Rapid Relief Chiropractic Center, 419-474-6500.

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If you have extra pounds to lose after the holidays, the “Wildwood Healthy Weigh” program is for YOU! Our new weight loss program will get you losing weight fast by showing you how to manage your calories and begin to exercise. Your first day of class, our fitness experts will measure your waist, weigh you in, determine your current body fat percent and body mass index. The first half of class you will be guided on how many calories you need to eat to lose weight with recommendations on content. Each week, the nutritional information will highlight new topics to assist you on your journey. You will be given a food tracker as your daily guide, and you will be weighed in weekly. The second half of class will be exercise participation. Your coach will take you through a total body workout helping to stimulate your metabolism and start burning calories. Classes are on Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. This program is for everyone! Just call Wildwood Athletic Club to sign up and get started!

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Learn about the interesting and useful plants of your backyard without heading into the cold this winter. The Toledo Chapter of Wild Ones hosts meetings the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. From October through March, indoor meetings include presentations from local experts. From April to September, the chapter gathers for outdoor activities like nature hikes, native garden installations, invasive plant removal, native plant rescues and outreach events. Join them on Tuesday, February 9 at the Nederhouser Community Hall in Sylvania’s Olander Park to see what’s growing. For more info and an updated meeting schedule, visit www.for-wild.org/chapters/toledo. —GS

continued from page 10 McDonald often sees his clients transition from a place of unengaged, blind trust about their medicine to a position where they make informed choices. “I think this is different from other consultations. It isn’t necessarily, ‘Here, take this herb,’ though that does play a small part. For example, if someone comes in complaining of arthritis, where there is pain from dryness in the joint, I could offer something for that pain, but the dryness would persist. The pain is the body

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warning of a problem, and neglecting the cause could lead to further damage in the actual cartilage of the joint. I want the person to be educated so they can make a conscious decision whether or not to take an herb or to possibly make a lifestyle change.” The classes McDonald teaches remain true to this philosophy of the educated patient. “I’ll pick seven or eight plants, common plants someone could find in any random field in this area, and discuss their properties, how to identify them, and how to prepare them. What’s ironic is that most of the plants are simple weeds homeowners spend a fortune to rid their yards of. Take the Creeping Charlie. It can boost metabolism and can help urinary tract infections. Dandelions, Queen Anne’s Lace, and Plantain are all helpful herbs that are discarded as weeds. We also cover what plants not to pick and reinforce the rule that if you are not positive what the specimen is, you should steer clear.” While many of McDonald’s presentations are short seminars, he also offers multi-session courses to be held at the Toledo Botanical Gardens later this year. See website for details, www.herbcraft.org. Contact Jim at 248-887-6652 or jim@herbcraft.org.

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LOCAL HEALTH SPOTS American Mobile Fitness 5133 Main St., Sylvania 419-351-1381 www.americanmobilefitness.com

Old-fashioned ‘pharm’ life Compounding pharmacies preserve the traditional art of pharmacy by Kevin Moore

A usual trip to the pharmacy involves the exchange of an indecipherable slip of physician’s stationery for a tinted bottle of colored capsules, and the intermediate process of transferring the prefabricated pills from the manufacturer’s bulk container into the patient’s bottle is generally a straightforward one, barring the potential for a drug interaction. However, such

Perrysburg’s Buderer Drug Co. mixes compounds as it was done in the 1920s.

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was not always the case. In the early 20th Century, the role of the pharmacist was to mix separate ingredients into the prescribed medication, oftentimes using the pharmacy’s iconic mortar and pestle.

“Compounding pharmacy is very much the pharmacy practiced a hundred years ago,” said Matt Buderer, Vice-President of Buderer Drug Co. “We mix various compounds the same way my grandfather did when he practiced pharmacy in the 1920s. The only difference is the vast advancements in technology and the USP [United States Pharmacopeia] standards regulating our facility conditions, equipment, policies, procedures, and the like.”

Buderer Drug Co. was established in Sandusky in 1878, and has existed under the leadership of a Buderer pharmacist ever since. The Buderers currently operate two locations in Sandusky and in Per1685 Lance Pointe Dr., Maumee rysburg. They are 419-891-2121 currently on a waiting list to receive compounding pharmacy SPRING SERENITY accreditation from Serenity Health and Wellness Center is a medically-based facility that will the Ohio State Board be opening in spring 2010. Some of the unique treatments include colonic of Pharmacy. Only hydrotherapy, personal yoga sessions, hypnotherapy, medical massage, skin approximately 70 of care, cellulite reduction, and mental the 2,500 compoundhealth therapy. Some services may be paid by private insurance. Serenity will ing pharmacies in also provide nutritional supplements the United States and and skin care products to complement Canada have received the wellness services. similar accreditation. Serenity co-owners, Michael PeCompounding ters, PT, owner of Maumee Physical pharmacies, like BuTherapy and Aquatics Center, and derer Drug Co., make Dr. Deitra Hickey, EdD, both have an use of various laborainterest in holistic wellness and agetories to combine bulk defying treatments; their vision is to chemicals to form a provide a state-of-the-art center that promotes physical, emotional, and physician prescribed psychological wellness at affordable costs. The Serenity staff is an amazpill, syrup, cream, or ing, dynamic group of highly qualified, experienced individuals. The team is excited to launch this new, health-conscience endeavor that promises to go injectible medication. over and above your wellness needs. “The process is, for Serenity is conveniently located in Arrowhead Park and will be open every the most part, a scaled day from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. down version of that A portion of Serenity proceeds will be donated to The American Cancer continued on page 15 Society.

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LOCAL HEALTH SPOTS Caper’s Restaurant & Bar 2038 S. Byrne Rd., Toledo 419-389-9900 www.caperspizzaandbar.com

EAT WELL AT CAPER’S

Caper’s Restaurant & Bar, located on Byrne Rd. in South Toledo, prides itself on having delicious, fresh and homemade menu items. Each morning, the bread and pizza dough are made from scratch, the meat and vegetables are cut fresh for the day and all sauces are prepared from scratch. Using homemade recipes and fresh ingredients is the key to a great menu. You will not find a fryer in the kitchen because everything is baked (even the French fries and wings). Items such as Bruschetta and Caponata make a great appetizer or a light healthy meal. While there are several pizzas and sandwiches to choose from, Caper’s also offers chicken and turkey wraps, a variety of salads and seasonal homemade soups. If you are in the mood for pizza, a healthy choice would be the Spinach and Artichoke, topped with fresh tomato, olive oil and garlic on the crust and light cheese. If a salad is your choice, Caper’s has many to choose from. Caper’s is now offering lunch catering for private parties and offices. A fresh and healthy lunch with items such as salads and deli sandwiches are a great choice. For details please call 419-389-9900.

“I‘vefrom been to continued page 13 other therapies used by the major drug manufacturers. Where they & yours is the are developing bulk drugs for the masses, we are bestsmaller by far” making quantities that are patient specific.” Barbara E. Patent law prevents compounding pharmacies from reproducing commercially available drugs, but duplication is not the purpose of these less common pharmacies. Compounding pharmacies serve their patients by meeting the needs major drug manufacturers choose not to, or by their sheer size, cannot fill.

Compounding pharmacies like The Buderer Drug Co. help meet needs that major drug manufacturers can’t. biochemistry consult. “We regularly get referrals from physicians to help solve an individual’s unique problem. They may need this specific drug at this specific dosage while avoiding a propensity for this specific side effect. It is personalized medication tailored to that person and adjusted over time.”

“As we learn more about genetics, the more we discover how different we all are. We each have different biochemistry that responds to drugs differently. For example, we have a patient who is severely allergic to corn products. We are able to assemble compounds that give Buderer Drug Co. is located at Hancock & Monroe in Santhe same effect as mass market medications, but are dusky (419-627-2800, 800-259-6662, Fax: 419-626-0494) and 26611 N. Dixie Highway, Suite 119 in Perrysburg (419-873-2800, sourced to guarantee not to cause an allergic reaction. 800-318-3408, Fax: 419-873-0494). Hours are Mon-Fri We are also able to step in and help those patients whose 9am-6pm. medications become unavailable when manufacturers merge, halting production, or when a company simply decides to discontinue a product.” Buderer Drug Co. has also found a niche servicing players for the Cleveland Browns and Indians whose extraordinary physical demands sometimes require medications different from what would suffice for the general public. 419-729-8135 In addition to being a reincarnation of the www.ymcatoledo.org neighborhood drug store, many compounding pharmacies play an active role in their patients’ FITNESS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY health by working alongside their physician as a The YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo is the best value for your family, with top-quality facilities and fitness equipment, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gymnasiums, classes and free fitness coaches who will help design a fitness program just for you. With a Max Membership, you can use any branch of the YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo. Join by January 31 and save $200 on a Max Family Membership or $132 on a Max Individual Adult Membership. And kids are FREE when their parents join. For more information or program registration, call your neighborhood YMCA/JCC or visit www.ymcatoledo.org.

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YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo

Maumee Physical Therapy & Aquatics Center Michael Peters, PT Aquatic Therapy Sports Medicine Orthopedics Industrial Rehabilitation Functional Capacity Exams Speech/ Occupational Therapy

Same Day Appointments Private Patient Rooms

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LOCAL HEALTH SPOTS Toledo Clinic ENT 4405 N. Holland Sylvania Ave., Toledo 419-724-8368

THE ENT DOCTORS... THAT DOCTORS TRUST

Dr. Jenkins and Dr. Perry of Toledo Clinic ENT provides comprehensive Ear, Nose and Throat medical and surgical care to children and adults of Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio. Dr. Jenkins and Dr. Perry specialize in allergy, nasal and sinus care. Dr. Jenkins and Dr. Perry provide a convenient patient experience by offering allergy testing and treatment and in-office sinus CT scanning all in one office location. This comprehensive approach gives them the ability to diagnose and create a treatment plan for patients in fewer office visits with fewer out of pocket expenses. For patients experiencing nasal allergies, Dr. Jenkins and Dr. Perry now offer sublingual oral allergy drops, which can be administered at home. In some cases, medical treatment is not enough. Dr. Jenkins and Dr. Perry offer help with a technique called Balloon Sinuplasty. This minimally invasive procedure means less discomfort and a faster recovery for busy patients on the go.

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LOCAL HEALTH SPOTS The Medicine Shoppe 7473 Secor Rd., Lambertville, MI 734-856-9123 www.medicineshoppe.com

LOCAL PHARMACY SPECIALIZES IN COMPOUNDED BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONES

Oprah Winfrey brought massive publicity to bio-identical hormones last year, but one local pharmacy has been helping women with these custom compounded hormones for the past 10 years. The Medicine Shoppe in Lambertville, MI fills traditional prescriptions, diabetic supplies, custom-flavored veterinary medications, and administers many different types of vaccines. But for pharmacist/ owner Brian Prather, bioidentical hormones are his passion. “I’ve seen them literally change peoples’ lives, both men and women. For me, that is extremely rewarding.” Prather not only fills the prescriptions for bioidentical hormones, he also offers private consultations, the results of which can be faxed to the patient’s physician for approval. Because many area physicians are familiar, but not extremely experienced with bio-identical hormones, his recommendations often bridge a gap in the medical system. That allows the patient access to these life-altering medications. The Medicine Shoppe can be reached at 734-856-9123.

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Optical Arts

2934 W. Central Ave., Toledo 419-535-7837 www.opticalartsinc.com

THE CASE AGAINST CONTACT LENSES

Most people say that contact lenses improve their appearance, but this could only be true if their old frames were a bad choice and unflattering. Contact lenses leave your face naked, and therefore cannot improve your appearance. However, with the right pair of frames, you can add a different look to your wardrobe, and

Reve Salon & Spa 5633 Main St., Sylvania 419-885-1140 www.revesalonandspa.com

REVE: A SALON AND SPA WITH DISTINCTION

Welcome to Reve Salon & Spa! 5 floors of beauty and pampering in the heart of downtown Sylvania. Reve was named one of the fastest growing salons and spas in the nation and is still growing strong! Reve was also celebrated with the “award of distinction” for the creative renovation of the historical building’s 3rd floor. Visit us for creative hair services, nails and spa services. We are getting rave reviews on our newest hair service called “The Brazilian Blowout”, a fabulous anti-frizz treat-

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actually look five years younger by enhancing your best features. At the Optical Arts boutique, we take great pride in our ability to bring out your best features. During your personal appointment, you’ll enjoy going through a montage of frames as we discover your personal style and enhance the message you’re sending the world. Thirty minutes with us, and the appearance of your complexion and face shape will improve. You’ll fall in love. We invite you to schedule your personal appointment by calling us at 419-535-7837 or visiting us at Optical Arts 2934 West Central Avenue.

ment for the hair that lasts up to 15 weeks! Try a full or half day spa day that include soothing and invigorating Vichy water therapy! Our newest spa area called “Cosmedica” now offers medical services like botox, restylane, or radiesse. We offer 3 different facial peels by skin medica and a full line of skin medica facial and body products that give visible results to prevent and treat the aging of the skin. Give Reve a try; we guarantee you’ll enjoy the experience!

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LOCAL HEALTH SPOTS Maumee Physical Therapy and Aquatics Center

That’s a wrap Kinesio tape offers a new route towards healing by Brittany Jones

Imagine a tape that could help your body heal while making it feel whole and well again. Developed in 1973 in Japan by Dr. Kenzo Kase, Kinesio Tex Tape was created for athletes to heal properly and quickly while maintaining full range of motion and support. While traditional wrapping puts pressure on the joint, cutting off necessary healing fluids, Kinesio aids the lymphatic (healing) and muscle systems. Kinesio tape made its worldwide debut at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Then, at the 2008 Summer Games, a news whirlwind began when athletes were spotted wearing the product. Since then, it has gained support from the athletic world and medical practitioners, and has made its way to Toledo.

Charmaine Bassett-Trimm, N.M.D. and D.M. and Dr. Bryan Royer use Kinesio Tape to aid in healing.

Anyana-Kai and Harmony Chiropractic Center Inc. are two of the few local places practicing Kinesio taping. Anyana-Kai, referred to as the “Detox Depot,” is a spa that specializes in natural remedies to heal the body and encourage healthy lifestyles. Owner and President Dr. Charmaine Bassett-Trimm, N.M.D., D.M. (Doctor of Naturopathic Medice and Doctor of Medicine) added Kinesio taping to her practice of alternative healing approaches such as hydrotherapy and

1675 Lance Point Rd., Maumee 419-891-9800 www.maumeept.com

QUALITY REHABILITATION SERVICES THAT GET RESULTS

Offering high quality rehabilitation services including an onsite aquatic therapy pool, Maumee Physical Therapy and Aquatics Center is staffed by experienced, caring professionals to assist you in getting back to your normal activities safely and quickly. “One way I know we’re doing a good job is that about half of our patients have been treated at our facility in the past, and many others have been referred by family or friends,” says owner Michael Peters, PT. “Many of our patients take advantage of our 94 degree therapy pool, which is a great place to exercise for those with arthritis or following certain post surgical procedures such as spinal procedures or total joint replacements.” Conveniently located on Holland Road next to UPS in Maumee, they offer flexible business hours, same day referrals, and same therapist consistency to their valued patients. Therapy programs are designed with personalized goals in mind, whether it be to return you to work, sports, or just your normal walking routine. To learn more about their rehabilitation services, stop in for a personal tour, call at 419-891-9800, or visit their website at www.maumeept.com.

herbal medicine. Since then, she has gotten much praise from long-time sufferers, some having pain for 30 years. How does Kinesio tape work? It’s surprisingly simple. The lightweight, stretchable and breathable tape is 100 percent cotton. The back is thinly covered with a non-chemical glue that grasps the skin, creating a “lift” effect between the skin and muscle, causing more

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LOCAL HEALTH SPOTS Pyure Salon & Spa 3355 Briarfield Blvd., Maumee 419-861-4000 www.pyuresalonspa.com

PYURE BLISS

Look great and feel great at Maumee’s Pyure Salon & Spa. Owners Robin Forst and Karen Nolen welcome you to their full service spa, a 4,500 square foot facility with a variety of services and treatments. With skin, hair, nails, massage and spa services, you can pamper yourself with a real retreat.

Have a new ‘do with Pyure’s hair styling services, with an open Color Bar that allows you to watch as your custom hair color is created. Their Hair Colorists are Board Certified to ensure that you are receiving the best treatment. Licensed estheticians are also available to perform microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Relax and feel great with a Swedish or Therapeutic Massage, or with full body massage chairs available during manicures. Pyure also now carries the full line of Aveda hair color and styling products, so you can look and feel great at the salon and at home.

Temple of the Dragon 4125 Monroe St. 419-344-1559 www.templeofthedragon.com

HELPING YOU FIND MOTIVATION

Motivation is the key to changing anything in your life. Deciding to make a change and doing it are worlds apart. New Year’s resolutions fail because we fall back into the same frame of mind. You have to learn to change your frame of mind and this doesn’t happen overnight. At the Temple Of The Dragon ,we get you healthy by keeping you focused on the Art itself. You get

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into great shape while not thinking about it and having fun. Over time you get healthy and change your frame of mind. So, let the learning be your motivation. Temple Of The Dragon — Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Yoga, and more!

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LOCAL HEALTH SPOTS Rapid Relief Chiropractic Center 419-474-6500

MUA: THE SAFE, NON-INVASIVE PROCEDURE THAT COULD GIVE YOU YOUR LIFE BACK

Ada Aesthetics

12780 Roachton Rd., Perrysburg 419-873-6961 Dr. Bryan Royer of Harmony Chiropractic applies Kinesio Taping onto a patient.

continued from page 17 space where lymphatic fluids can be absorbed quickly. According to the Kinesio UK website, it can be worn for 3-5 days without reapplication, reducing pain and swelling simply by increasing lymphatic flow. What problems can it help? Headaches, foot problems, tennis elbow, herniated disks, trigger finger, pre and post surgical/trauma edema (fluid under skin) and more. The fact that it is incorporating the body’s own healing process is making it a popular choice over surgery and traditional medicines. Dr. Bryan D. Royer, of Harmony Chiropractic, warns that the tape is not a cure-all. “It takes away the pain, but it is only temporary,” he said. Royer, who has practiced taping since attending chiropractic school in 2003, suggests the use of other therapies, such as physical therapy, and then medicine. According to Royer, the benefits of Kinesio taping are evident not only for the patient, but also for the doctor, as it gives them more options of healing a problem area.

BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY SKIN

Start the new year with healthy skin. Visit Ada Aesthetics for a comprehensive approach to advanced skin rejuvenation. Featuring chemical peels, microdermabraion, and the exclusive CASI Ultra microcurrent treatment to strengthen facial muscles and reduce scaring. Ada’s services will set you on the path to beautful, healthy skin. Choose from a wide variety of skin care products with active ingredients to visibly improve the appearance of the skin, while enhancing the benefits of your treatment. Manicure services like the Anti-Aging manicure and the long lasting Axxium Gel Lacquer set Ada apart from the rest. Spa pedicures and the wide variety of massage services allow Ada’s skilled therapists to pamper you from head to toe!

For more information, Anyana-Kai, 3344 Secor Rd. 419-720-2972. Harmony Chiropractic, 7430 W. Central Ave. 419-517-5055/www.harmonychirocenter.com.

Chronic pain sufferers are discovering the tremendous benefits of a procedure called Manipulation Under Anesthesia, or MUA. Local physician Nickalis J. Dumas, D.C. has been trained and certified to perform this highly-specialized technique for pain relief. MUA works by altering adhesions and scar tissues to restore range of motion and mobility while the patient is in a safe, temporary twilight sleep. It allows the physician to adjust the bones and muscles without the usual resistance. The light sedation allows the patient to be responsive but not apprehensive. “The results for properly selected patients can be phenomenal,” said Dumas. “MUA can be an effective option for people with chronic neck or back pain, post surgery pain, disc pain and a number of other conditions. It can also be used in conjunction with traditional surgery and medication treatments.” Dr. Nickalis Dumas, born and raised in Toledo, is president of the Northwest Ohio Chiropractic Association and performs the MUA procedure at the Surgery Center at Regency Park. He offers a wide range of cutting edge therapies and treatment alternatives at his Sylvania Ave. office, Rapid Relief Chiropractic Center, 419-474-6500.

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THIN AND HEALTHY’S TOTAL SOLUTION OFFERS 14-DAY FREE TRIAL MEMBERSHIP

Thin and Healthy’s Total Solution, located adjacent to St. Julian’s Fitness at Levis Commons, is offering a 14-day free trial membership. This offer expires January 29. Call today to set up your appointment. Only those with scheduled appointments looking to lose between 20 and 120 pounds and agree to meet with a weight loss coach twice a week for the two-week period will receive this special offer. Lose 4 – 14 pounds in 14 days! There is no obligation to purchase Thin & Healthy’s Total Solution® products or services. The comprehensive program focuses on coaching one-on-one, healthy food education, metabolism retraining with trainers from St. Julian’s Fitness, Life Success and free access to St. Julian’s Fitness to get all their movement in. “The program is 15% food, 30% movement and 55% motivation,” owner Shirley described. “It’s a lifestyle change, and we are changing one life at a time.” For additional information on Thin and Healthy’s Total Solution, contact Shirley St. Julian at 419-931-8446 or thin andhealthy@stjuliansfitness.com, or view their website at www.thinandhealthy.com

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Mercy Weight Management 419-407-3990 www.mercyweightloss.com

BEGIN AGAIN IN 2010: A NEW YEAR, A NEW START, A NEW YOU!

“I need to lose some weight!” “I don’t feel good about myself.” “My weight prevents me from playing with my kids.” “My doctor told me I’m pre-diabetic with high blood pressure and high cholesterol.” “What am I going to do?” Do you keep having thoughts like these? Is excess weight affecting your health and quality of life? Did you make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight? If so, the Mercy Weight Management Program can help. We offer a variety of weight-loss options appropriate for anyone wanting to lose 10 to 200 or more pounds. And, contrary to what you might believe, you can achieve lower numbers on the scale without dramatically lowering the balance in your bank account.

Aladdin’s Eatery 4038 Talmadge Rd. 419-472-8004 www.aladdinseatery.com

DELICIOUSLY DIFFERENT. AMAZINGLY FRESH.

Aladdin’s Eatery invites you to experience a new world of fresh and fine eating. With delicious specialties like the Chicken Sambusek Plate (char-grilled curry chicken), Kibbie Plate (4 kibbie shells stuffed with seasoned ground beef) and Aladdin’s Favorite Combo (Beef Kafta, Shish Kabob, and Chicken Tawook), owner Nick Chamoun believes that high quality foods, good taste and exciting meals are only the beginning. It’s Aladdin’s attention to detail that makes the difference. Their motto is “Quality, Service, Cleanliness, Friendly, and Value.” Distinc-

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LOCAL HEALTH SPOTS Losing weight and keeping it off long term in our society and current economy is not easy, but we can provide you with an affordable program that will help you succeed. In fact, we can actually save you money by decreasing your medication costs and medical expenses. In addition, achieving a healthier weight will lower your risk of chronic ailments such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and type II diabetes—all of which come with a hefty price tag for ongoing treatment. We can also save you money by creating a set food budget and eliminating junk-food expenditures. Lastly, you’ll enjoy free access to the Mercy Fitness facilities, which can save you $53.00 or more each month. Mercy Weight Management Center, a member of Mercy Health Partners, has been providing quality, compassionate medical care for nearly 150 years to people throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. We provide state-of-the-art weight-loss treatments focusing on intensive lifestyle education, personalized attention, and follow-up with an emphasis on long-term weight maintenance. We offer in-clinic and at-home diet options that produce an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds. Start saving now. For more information, call 419-407-3990 or visit www.mercyweightloss.com.

tive rolled pita sandwiches, pita pockets and “Pitza’s” are made with homemade pita bread, containing no fat, cholesterol, oil or preservatives. Only fresh vegetables and meats appear on the menu, and imported olive oil is used for the homemade salad dressings and sauces. Juices are squeezed to ensure maximum freshness, and unique smoothies offer a tantalizing blend of fresh fruits and juices for natural energy. Or try one of Aladdin’s twelve varieties of natural herb teas (without artificial flavoring or preservatives). The menu also offers something for everyone! Over 70 menu items are vegetarian or vegan, and a wide variety are suitable for Gluten Free, Diabetic and Heart healthy diets. Vegan desserts are coming soon! Eat healthy, eat good.

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Sailing the seven seas

Salts of the 7 Seas offers natural salts from around the globe by Jacob Corkins When Sylvania Township resident Linda Jesseph Szymanski tasted Celtic sea salt from Brittany, France, it became her “first love.” She began to learn about using sea salt as an alternative to mined table salt. When her initial supply was exhausted, she searched for a restock, unlocking the door to a savory, salty world. “I just liked the flavor and that it was all natural and not processed,” said Szymanski. “Since some cooking shows and recipes have called for sea salt, there has been a huge blooming of knowledge of its use as an alternative.” The Columbus native decided to share her love of sea salt, founding her company Salts of the 7 Seas after a 24year career in interior design. “I thought more people would like to know about this secret.” With the success of Salts of the 7 Seas, many people have had the opportunity to embrace Szymanski’s affinity for this seasoning. Since starting Salts of the 7 Seas’ online shop two years ago, Szymanski developed the packaging herself, using all Ohio businesses to aid in production. The story of each salt is shared on the “The Origins Jar”, whether mined from the

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peaks of the Himalayas or gathered from the clear ocean waters surrounding the Japanese island of Aguni. Szymanski and Vice President Trisha Lyons not only sell all natural salts such as Fleur de Sel (known as the “caviar of salts”) and Murray River salt from Australia, but she also has developed her own creations, such as Sel de Sauvignon (a red wine infused salt), Sel D’Oignon (an onion infused salt) or Applewood Smoked salt. Szymanski recently traveled to the South Korean province of Gwang Ju for the first Solar Sea Salt and international food fair and visited a sea salt farm on the Yellow Sea. Szymanski returned from her journey with a new discovery, Salt of Heaven, which will debut on Salts of the 7 Seas’ site in February. Sea salts are harvested by allowing sea water to evaporate naturally, leaving nothing but the salt and over 84 essential natural minerals. Sea salt tends to be more light and flaky than mined salts, which are typical for table use. Most ta-

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Linda Szymanski’s sea salts are natural alternatives bursting with flavor. ble salt is chemically stripped of its minerals, except for sodium chloride, and bleached white, explained Szymanski. “The truly exciting part of discovering these natural sea salts was not only that they are wonderful to cook with, they are also one of our most important sources for the many trace minerals and nutrients that are vital to a healthy body and its many complex chemical functions,” said Szymanski. For more information and recipes, visit www.saltsofthe7seas.com.

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Downtown’s cooking!

Downtown Toledo’s CaseyPomeroy House is opening up its kitchen to the community with its Wednesday Night Cooking Classes from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. January 20 features Anna Colnar, former owner of Full Moon Bakery, Working with Puff Pastry. Learn how to make Beef Wellingtons and Cherry Galettes. At Cooking with Allergies, January 27, Melanie Gyde teaches how to cook delicious meals for those with ingredeient limitations. $25 each. Advance registration with payment required. 802 N. Huron St. 419-243-1440/ www.casey-pomeroyhouse.com.

The mac daddy of chili

This little piggy... Ham it up at the Pigs and Pinots event on Wednesday, January 27. The evening celebrates the lost art of high-end dining by featuring two local chefs and pinot noirs from around the world. Navy Bistro’s Chef Anthony House and Hilton Garden Inn’s Chef Kirk Dixon will be pitted against each other, making delicious 3course meals using ingredients from products from locally raised pigs. Diana Kerr from Wine Trends will be giving diners a taste of the best pinots. Tickets are $75 and all inclusive. 7 p.m. at the Courtyard at the Navy Event Center (The Docks). Call Angie at 419-870-1649 for tickets. www.cousinorestaurants.com. —GS

Warm up your winter weekends at the Attic on Adams’ Chili Mac Sundays. From 4 p.m. - 2 a.m., enjoy heaping bowls of chili mac for just $5, washing it down with $3.50 Bloody Marys and $2.50 St. Pauli Girls. Herbivores can enjoy the feast too, with the Attic’s veggie mac option. With a warm fireplace, heated balcony and a hot bowl of chili, it’s possible to beat the winter chill. Attic on Adams, 1701 Adams (above Manos). 419-243-5350/www.theatticonadams.com

Field of dreams

Harbor, a Northwest Ohio agency providing comprehensive mental health, wellness and vocational services, celebrates its 6th Annual Heart & Soul event on Saturday, February 6. Enjoy dinner and entertainment from 6:30 - 10 p.m. at the “Suites Level Lounge” on the 2nd Floor of Fifth Third Field. Peruse treasures at the silent auction and enjoy beer, wine and other refreshments available for purchase. A free presentation by Frederick J. Frese, III, Ph.D will take place at The Roost at 4 p.m. Dr. Frese, a noted mental health professional and speaker who was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a young Marine Corps officer, will speak on the topic of recovery. $40 per person, VIP table for 8 $400. Sponsorships available. Reservations required by January 29. Call 419-479-3233 ext. 1975 or email heartandsoul@harbor.org. www.harbor.org.

high spirits [wednesday, january 27]

Wine Tasting with Uptown Vineyard

Uptown Vineyard invites you to taste five restaurant quality wines plus appetizers. Email to RSVP, ty@uptownvineyard.com. 6:30pm. $15. Manhattans Restaurant, 1516 Adams St. 866-276-1984.

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Beer Tasting and Ultimate Super Bowl Party Savory Appetizers Steve Parks from Aficionado Wine and Cigars joins Kitchen Tools and Skills for a beer tasting. Learn to

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Taste of Poland

Enjoy such Polish delicacies such as kielbasa, mashed potatoes and gravy, pierogi, sweet and sour cabbage and golbaki (cabbage roll). 5pm-7pm. $10, $5 children under 12. Resurrection Polish National Catholic Church, 1835 W. Temperance. 734-847-5052. www.resurrectionpncc.org.

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Something big at Sofo Foods

Sofo Foods is making room for more foods with big taste! The Italian foods specialty store, located at 5400 Monroe St., has recently expanded its market, allowing for more products to serve their customers and a more spacious, consumer-friendly shopping experience. Owner Tony Sofo says the market has remained the same aesthetically since 1984 and that plans for the expansion have been in the works for a year. “This is a big, big change,” says Sofo. “We’re definitely excited about it; it’s like remodeling your home.” The added space allows Sofo to add requested foods (yes, they take product requests from customers!) without having to take other products off the shelves. Join in the grand opening celebrations with this Toledo food staple, now in its third generation of family management, January 25-31. Saturday, January 30 features food samplings. 419-882-8555/ www.shopsofos.com —GS

Tastings at the Beer and Wine Cave Tastings take place Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6-8pm. $10 beer, $15 wine. Beer and Wine Cave, 4400 Heatherdowns. 419-382-6221. www.toledomeatsandmore.com.

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Italian Wines and Import Beers

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Gouguenheim Wines and Pale Ales

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SuperBowl Party Wines and Beer make a variety of tasty appetizers perfect for Super Bowl parties. 6:30 pm. $40. Kitchen Tools And Skills, 26597 North Dixie, Perrysburg. 419-872-9090. www.kitchentoolsandskills.com.

[friday, january 22]

Ft. Meigs Sertoma 36th Annual Wild Game Dinner

Come get your fill of buffalo, alligator, whitetail deer, mule deer, antelope, black bear, elk and more. Also featured are games, auctions and raffles. Proceeds benefit the Ft. Meigs Sertoma Club. The club focuses on helping people with speech and hearing disorders. 6pm-10pm. $30 includes dinner and beer. Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd. Holland. 419-340-6529.

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Bridge over troubles waters

‘Crazy Heart’ makes a common story uncommonly good by Katey Rich Crazy Heart R, 112 minutes, ★★★★ As Hollywood would have it, there’s really only a few ways for a man knocked down by life to get a second chance. First, you’ve got to find a good woman, who recognizes your flaws and encourages you to move beyond them. If you’re drunk, you’ve gotta get sober; if you’re on drugs, you’ve gotta get clean; and if you’ve got some estranged children out there (and you almost always do), for God’s sake, give them a call.

Performing at a series of dingy bars and bowling alleys across the Southwest, and drunk for nearly every waking moment, Bad is friendly and giving but a huge mess, vomiting in the middle of performances and breaking his ankle when he drives his Suburban off an empty road. In New Mexico, he strikes up a romance with local reporter Jean (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a single mom who is wary but not unwilling to take a chance on a man 30-odd years her senior. Bad, who has perfected the art of living in the moment, is smitten, ignoring any sign that she wants him to sober up, both for her own sake and that of her adorable son (Jack Nation), who bonds with Bad almost immediately.

also playing [sunday, january 24]

The Big Show

Single mother Jean (Maggie Gyllenhall) helps Brad (Jeff Bridges) clean up his act. Writer-director Scott Cooper doesn’t miss a single one of those beats, and what’s surprising is how often Crazy Heart works despite its rote structure, due hugely to the titanic Jeff Bridges performance at the center of the film, and also the original country music that brings the whole thing together. Playing Bad Blake, a minor country legend now well past his prime, Bridges initially masks his innate charm within a wasted drunk, and Bad spends the movie becoming someone not all that unlike Bridges himself. Though the beats are familiar and the happy ending never in question —unlike the superior and similarly themed The Wrestler —Bridges forces you to root for Bad all the same.

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Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette star in this modern-day western as Gene takes a break from filming at Republic Studios only to get mixed up in a robbery attempt at a Texas Exhibition.2pm. $4, $5. The Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd, Toledo. 419-244-2820. www.collingwoodartscenter.org.

[tuesday, january 26]

To Shoot an Elephant

An award winning eye-witness account of the invasion of the Gaza Strip in December 2008. 21 days of footage from film makers embedded in Palestinian ambulances. Also screening: Sacred Space Denied; Bethlehem and the Wall. Part of their Independant Film series. 8pm. Free. Ground Level Coffee House, 2636 W. Central Ave. www.groundleveltoledo.com.

At some point in his past, Bad mentored a young musician named Tommy Sweet (Colin Farrell, curiously uncredited), who has gone on to become something of a superstar. Tommy keeps trying to help Bad, offering an opening gig and some songwriting duties, but

Bad, sensing a handout, won’t bite. The scenes between the two of them, rich with unspoken history, are among the film’s strongest, and also provide a much-needed context for the film’s country music setting. The original songs by Ryan Bingham (who also has a small role in the film) and T. Bone Burnett are beautiful and perfect for the character, but the world of Crazy Heart still never feels all that real, or at least all that different from any other hardscrabble setting we’ve seen in similar indies. There are many moments in the film that strain credulity, from the mere fact that Jean would strike up this affair with Bad (Gyllenhaal, while excellent, is too young for the part) to the extent to which Bad cleans up his act in a short period of time. There are complications, sure, and at no point do Bridges or Cooper ask you to believe in the kind of unforced redemption that a lesser movie would have gone for. But a lifetime of bad decisions isn’t reversed as quickly as it seems here, and it seems that it ought to take more than just a woman as beautiful as Maggie Gyllenhaal to convince a man as stubborn as Bad to change his ways. But as much as the movie may seem to lose track of side characters or where it wants to go, it is always true to Bad, and Bridges rewards that focus with a performance so warm and intuitive that Crazy Heart itself becomes a kind of winner. Whether sharing the scene with Robert Duvall (as a bar owner and longtime friend of Bad’s) or Farrell, Bridges inhabits Bad fully, and cleverly uses our decades of fondness for him as an actor to give us a way to connect to his troublesome character as well. He holds up the movie even when it isn’t quite up to his level, and makes for an experience that’s rewarding even its lack of surprises. Crazy Heart opens at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor on Friday, January 22.

January 20 • February 2

A Fosse festival

Bob Fosse brought a lyricism and poetry to cinema that could only come from a master choreographer. University of Toledo’s Department of Film will salute the late, great director of stage and screen with a special retrospective film series, running from January through April. All screening times are on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts Lab, and a $3 donation is appreciated. The films scheduled include: January 29: Cabaret February 12: Lenny March 19: All That Jazz April 9: Star 80 For more info, call 419-530-2202 or visit www.utoledo.edu

Sundancing

The Ann Arbor Film Festival has put Washtenaw County on the map as one of America’s great cinematic art centers. Now the most respected independent film festival in the world is acknowledging Ann Arbor’s celluloid impact. The Sundance Film Festival has selected Ann Arbor as one of only eight U.S. cities to participate in Sundance Film Festival U.S.A., a satellite extension of the revered 10-day gathering in Park City, Utah. On the evening of Thursday, January 28, directors Jay and Mark Duplass, who are competing in the 2010 Sundance competition, will host a screening of their new film Cyrus at the Michigan Theater. Starring John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei, and Catherine Keener, Cyrus tells the story of a recently divorced man who meets a new woman who has a son who can only be described as “interesting.” An introduction video from Sundance founder Robert Redford will open the screening at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime event are $15 and are going quickly. This is film history in the making — don’t miss it! 734-668-TIME/www.michtheater.org —JW

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Love in war

If “Betrayal” seems almost too real, that’s because it is. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter based his 1978 stage production (and later film) on an extramarital affair that he carried on throughout most of the 1960s. A starkly realistic examination of the politics of adultery and marriage, “Betrayal” neither advocates nor criticizes its subject matter, which will undoubtedly make some audience members uncomfortable. At the time of its premiere, “Betrayal” was considered almost revolutionary for its reverse chronology staging and the bluntness of its subject. The Glacity Theatre Collective will present Pinter’s masterpiece from January 21- 24 and 28 - 30 at the Valentine Theatre. 8 p.m/2 p.m. on Sundays. $20. 419-242-2787/ www.glacity.org

Bienvenue!

Long before Lilli Von Schtupp exclaimed “Wilkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome!” in “Blazing Saddles,” the emcee of “Cabaret’s” Kit Kat Club greeted stage audiences with that unforgettable salutation. Set in 1931 Berlin just as the Nazi party is rising to power, “Cabaret” focuses on the exploits of young, carefree nightclub performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with an American writer. Joyous and rousing but touched with melancholy, “Cabaret” remains one of the theater’s great gems. Experience it for one performance only on Sunday, January 24 at 3 p.m. at the Valentine Theatre. $59/$47/$38. 419-242-2787/ www.valentinetheatre.org —JW

theater events [through january 23]

The Melville Boys

Brothers Owen and Lee Melville, who’ve set aside a weekend of time at the lake, are surprised by how meeting two sisters changes the agenda, and transforms their perspective. Winner of the Los Angeles Critics Drama-League Award, The Melville Boys is an endearingly simple play about family, love, moving forward on the journey of life and valuing those around you. See website for ticket info. Thursday through Saturday at 8pm through January 23. The Village Players, 2740 Upton Ave. 419-472-6817. www.thevillageplayers.org.

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Tummy ticklin’ Tommy

‘In Living Color’ comic discusses Spike Lee and getting email from Michael Jackson by Jason Webber Tommy Davidson is best remembered for impersonating Michael Jackson, MC Hammer and other celebs on the early ‘90s Fox sketch comedy series “In Living Color.” But let’s not forget the other gems on this talented actor/comic’s resume — a starring role in Spike Lee’s controversial blackface satire “Bamboozled,” co-starring with his “In Living Color” homie Jim Carrey in the second Ace Ventura movie and the cult favorite “Booty Call.” When we called Davidson to discuss his upcoming standup performances at the Funny Bone, he was out and about in Los Angeles. TOLEDO CITY PAPER: You had a lead role in “Bamboozled,” which was one of Spike Lee’s most controversial films. That movie really upset a lot of people for its depiction of blackface. After that movie came out, did you encounter any backlash? TOMMY DAVIDSON: No, I didn’t hear much after that movie came out. I don’t know why it pissed people off — it’s so real. But it goes to show you how far behind we are as races of people. Whites are still in denial about how they’ve historically portrayed (blacks) — how can you can take a satire about the images they’ve created about us and call it racist? That’s crazy. But black people also have a problem — we’re still very confused about our past and dealing with how we’ve been portrayed. Between their denial and our confusion, we’re in trouble.

mine recently sent me a Tweet of an email he had from Michael Jackson saying “I really want to meet Tommy Davidson. I loved his impression of me and I want to go to ‘In Living Color’ and meet him.’ Unfortunately, we never met. But when he died, that agent said ‘I want you to see this.’ That made me feel really good. You were adopted by a white family when you were a kid. Was that a struggle for you when you were growing up? Oh yeah. All the time. Being in between those two worlds was tough, especially back then. It was a bit of an identity crisis — am I black? Am I white? You worked with Jim Carrey when he was simply known as “the white guy on ‘In Living Color.’” After he made it big, did you stay friends with him? Oh yeah. Jim and I are still great friends and hang out. He’s a good man. He keeps me really attached to the fact that I’m somebody. In Hollywood, when you’re hot, you’re hot, and when you’re not, you’re not and he reminds me that I’m talented. You sometimes get the im-

Controversial comedy and spot on impressions have made Tommy Davidson “hot in Hollywood.” pression you’re not talented if you hang around Hollywood too much. If you get something going, only then do they treat you nice. Final question: Will there ever be a sequel to “Booty Call?” I wish. I love that movie. I’ll never become such an artist to where I can’t do no good ass comedy. I wish tomorrow we could start making that movie. Tommy Davidson is performing at Levis Commons’ Funny Bone inside Fat Fish Blue on Friday, January 29 at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and on Saturday, January 30 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. $20. 419-931-3474/ www.funnyfatfishtoledo.com

So obviously Spike never had a problem with you doing that impression of him on “In Living Color.” No, he didn’t. He and I are pretty cool. Your Michael Jackson impression on ‘In Living Color’ remains one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. How long did you have to rehearse to get those dance moves down? All those moves were in me. But I’ll tell you a revelation. An old agent of

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Taking the lead

Ludwig’s “Leading Ladies” brings the laughs by Allen Sanders Playwright Ken Ludwig is all about ers Marx). Without a the joke; the sight gag; that big old piece doubt, he is at his best of physical humor which leaves the audi- using satire, farce, and ence doubled over in their seats with big a healthy dose of slapstick, old fashioned laughs; or the look (be it allowing an audience to see the a way-over- the-top-dress, or the subtle actor through his twisted goggles ‘take’ from actor to audience) that en- (which I’m pretty sure he must dears his viewers and brings them in on wear inside out – his comic vision is the joke. It’s easy to imagine Mr. Ludwig just that skewed). bent over his legal pad with a supersize This introduction brings us to box of BIC pens (yup, folks, he still writes his 2004 opus, “Leading Ladies” his plays the way they did it ‘back in the which premiered at the Alley Theatre in day’), muttering to himself, “Whoops! 3 Houston and finds its way lines of dialogue without a 5 years later to a propunch line, or a dress on a duction at The Toledo guy, or a girl wearing only Repertoire Theatre. a towel, or a chase around The story is about. . the house by a priest, a doc. well, who cares retor, a voluptuous blonde or The story is ally? paperdotcom men who are not what they inconsequential. It’s seem. Gotta fix that!” slight. A big ball of

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The right cast is crucial to a show like this one. “Ladies” is a tour de force for the two main actors who stir what thin story Ludwig presents, and Toledo Rep got the casting right. Brad Smith as Leo Clark and Lane Hakel as Jack Gable follow in the great tradition of dynamic comic duos like Groucho and Chico, Dean and Jerry and Cheech and Chong. They play off each other, getting more mileage out of a single look than most actors. Kudos must also go to Madge Levinson (Florence) and Bill Delaney (channeling the great Bert Lahr as Doc), who show the rest of the younger cast what comic timing is all about. Cast members Thea Grabiec (Audrey) and Ken Wieland (Duncan) are uniformly strong. John Chambers, making his Rep debut, is a little too

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dorky to be completely believable as Butch, but still, he has some very funny moments. In the best of Ludwig’s canon of plays, there is one character – usually a young female – who is kind of the pretty foil that gets the right man in the end, but at the expense of not getting a lot of Ludwig’s best lines. In this production, that part falls to the fine Sara Speelman as Meg. She tackles the role with great aplomb, but still has moments that seem somewhat uncomfortable onstage — however, Ludwig’s lines don’t offer her a lot of support. With a beautifully realized living room set by Wes Skinner, apropos costumes (love the cod piece!) and props by Leah Smith and Brad Riker, respectively, the only complaint about the production I have is that the lighting was somewhat uneven at times, with some scenes downstage difficult to see at times. If not as consistently funny as “Tenor” (there are a couple of dead zones when Leo and Jack are not on stage), “Leading Ladies” is certainly entertaining. First time Director (but long time theatre artisan) Carol Ann Erford shows that she knows her way around a stage with a really fun production and wonderful performances that bring the audience right to where Ludwig wants them — the joke. The Toledo Reportoire Theatre performs “Leading Ladies” January 22-24 and January 28-31. Tickets are $18 adult, $16 senior, $5 student 12 or under, $10 student 13 or older. Group of 10 or more $15 each. www.toledorep.org.

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Black beauty

20 North Gallery celebrates 15th anniversary of annual Black History Month exhibit by Jason Webber Only a few decades ago, America largely ignored Black History Month, particularly in the arts. That incensed art curator Peggy Grant. “I grew up in a very segregated area of the mid-Atlantic, and when I moved to the Midwest, I found I could finally live

in a community where you could easily be friends with black people — and there were so many wonderful black artists,” said Grant, art director for 20 North Gallery. “I decided I was tired of not seeing their work being represented and I had to share their gifts with the community.” So she did. During the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, Grant worked for Owens-Illinois as the company’s art buyer, responsible for purchasing artwork and arranging exhibits for O-I’s galleries and public spaces. In the early ‘80s, she introduced the Toledo area’s first Black History Month art exhibit, now inside the O-I lobby. Thus began a tradition that continues to this day inside 20 North Gallery, where Grant has served as art director for 15 years.

Aaron S. Bivin’s watercolor portrait of Dizzy Gillespie is part of 20 North Gallery’s tribute to Black History Month.

Presenting the Evidence

Ann Arbor’s fine art collective The Gallery Project is tired of all this closedmindedness — and their new exhibit “In Spite of the Evidence” aims to do something about it. This multimedia exhibit, featuring the works of 32 regional artists, explores the human tendency to cling to irrational ideas in the face of raw evidence. A strong, potent statement about beliefs we all have, “In Spite of the Evidence,” running through February 21, should not be missed. Believe me. The Gallery Project is located at 215 S. Fourth Avenue. 734-997-7012/www.thegalleryproject.com

Cartoon cavalcade

It’s truly amazing how much work goes into creating an eight-minute cartoon short. The new ANIMATION exhibit at Downtown’s Imagination Station (formerly COSI) pulls back the curtain on the cartoon creative process, examining how art, math, and science converge to make animated characters come to life. Sponsored by the Cartoon Network, ANIMATION will be leaping off the drawing board on Saturday, January 30 and running through the end of April. 419-244-2674/ www.imaginationstationtoledo.org.

Urban jungle

Toledo’s creatives are celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with both style and substance. The Urban Forest

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“This show has really become a Toledo artistic tradition and we’re very proud of it,” said associate art director Condessa Croninger. “This exhibit is demonstrating the view of the arts and community through the eyes of the African-American experience.”

Throughout the years, 20 North has hosted exhibitions of some of Ohio’s most acclaimed and respected African-American artists, including late Toledo art legend LeMaxie Glover and Willie “Bing” Davis. This year’s exhibition focuses on the works of watercolorist Aaron S. Bivins and internationally renowned children’s book illustrator Wil Clay. Other featured local artists include Warren and Yolanda Woodberry and photographers Marcus Dunn and Charles T. Gabriel, Jr. “Our two featured artists for this year are truly amazing,” said Croninger. “Wil Clay is known all over the world as one of Toledo’s premier artists, and Aaron has always been so generous with his time for previous exhibitions that we wanted to showcase his work this year.” Bivins’ pieces in the exhibit include a series of watercolor portraits of jazz legends, including Ornette Coleman and Dizzy Gillespie. “This is an exhibit I’ve believed in for more than 25 years,” said Grant. “It’s so exciting that we can showcase these amazing artists.” 20 North Gallery’s 15th annual Black History Month exhibit will open with a reception on Friday, January 29 from 6 - 9 p.m, running through March 6. 20 North Gallery is located at 18 N. St. Clair St. 419-241-2400.

Project Toledo will be ‘planting’ greenthemed banners by local artists and designers on light poles throughout Downtown beginning on Earth Day (Thursday, April 22). The Urban Forest Project, which was founded in 2006 by the New York-based design firm Worldstudio, brings thought-provoking, ecothemed art to urban areas. Sponsored by AIGA (American Institue of Graphic Arts) Toledo and The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, the Urban Forest Project Toledo will be hanging 50 banners from Downtown’s light poles with a special reception on Friday, January 22 at 7 p.m. at Space 237 (237 N. Michigan). The banners will be displayed for a few months, and after their removal, they will be made into tote bags and sold, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Arts Commission’s Young Artists At Work (YAAW) program. For more information on the Urban Forest Project, visit www.ufp-toledo.com. —JW

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events

collaboration prints. Paula Brown Gallery, 912 Monroe St. 419-241-2822.

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Urban Forest Project Toledo Reception, 710pm. See page 27. Space 237, 237 N. Michigan Ave. 419-255-5117. www.space237.com.

Pam’s Corner’s featured artist for January is local photographer Cathy Miller of CaSu Photography. Her photographs incorporate color and composition with people, places and effects. Free. 419-243-2081. Pam’s Corner, 116 10th St. Through January 31.

Traveling Notations, The exhibit features art by Debra Davis. Her work incorporates digital photography and video with video stills, drawing, creative writing and sculptural processes. Walter E. Terhune Gallery, Owens Community College, Oregon Rd. 567-661-2721, www. owens.edu/arts/gallery. Through February 13.

new exhibits

The Omni Group Exhibition, The exhibit

saturday23 Cathy Miller Artist Reception, 1-3pm.

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Georgette’s Art Showcase, This month’s

Art Showcase features oil on canvas and photography by Jim Less on display and for sale through the month of February. Georgette’s Grounds and Gifts, 311 Conant St., Maumee. 419-891-8886, Georgette’s Grounds and Gifts, 311 Conant, Maumee. 419-891-8888. www.georgettes.org.

ongoing Stewart and Stewart, A publisher of fine

art prints, specializing in screen printing. Since 1980, Norman Stewart, artist/ master printer, and his partner, Susan Stewart, a graphic designer, have invited artists to create fine limited edition prints in their studio in Bloomfield Hills, MI. The exhibit features some of these

“Shed” by Julia LeBay, now showing at UT’s juried student art exhibit.

includes paintings, sculptures and jewelry by the Omni group including Paula Fullilove, Omni Group Director, Wil Clay, Alice Grace, Mack Walton, Ron Jamison, Robert Shorter, Charlene Ransom, Gail Stephens, Kelly Norwood, and C.C. Audrey. Lucas County Public Library - Kent Branch, 3101 Collingwood. 419-259-5392. Through February 28.

UT Department of Art Juried Student Art Showcase, The University of Toledo

Department of Art is proud to showcase the work of its students in an annual juried exhibit. Sculptor and Wayne State art faculty member, Eric Troffkin, will serve as juror. The lecture, exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public. UT Center for Visual Arts, 620 Grove Place. http://utoledo.edu/as/art. Through March 21.

With Technical Assistance, Flatlanders Art

Galleries proudly presents this exhibit with the TA’s of Adrian College, featuring artists; John Ahearn, Janel Dziesinski, and Meghan Walton. A reception with the artists is planned for Sunday, February 14th, from 1-4pm. Flatlanders Art Gallery, 11993 E. US 223, Blissfield. 517-486-4591. www.flatlandersculpture.com. Through April 3.

Switch Hitters III, Features sculpture by Ken

Tohmpson and John Leyland. A reception with the artsist takes place Sunday, February 14 from 1-4pm. Flatlanders Art Gallery, 11993 E. US 223, Blissfield. 517-486-4591. www.flatlandersculpture.com. Through April 25.

enter your art events online

toledocitypaperdotcom Toledo Museum of Art 2445 Monroe St. 419.255.8000 www.toledomuseum.org

it’s friday Open until 10pm. Admission is free, a fee applies for some activities.

January 23, Create a glass heart or glass pendant in a flameworking session, enjoy the Winemakers Series Wine Tasting with Montaribodi wines from Italy, and see the unveiling of Guercino’s Lott and His Daughters.

14 and above. No experience necessary. Registration required ($60 members/$75 nonmembers). Call to register. 419-254-5080.

ongoing exhibitions Storybook Stars: Award Winning Illustrations from the Mazza Collection, See 120 enchanting illustrations from artists who have won major awards for their work in children’s books. Through January 31. Word Play, Word Play draws from the Toledo Museum of Art’s permanent collection— focusing on works produced in the last 50 years—to examine the stimulating linkage between text and contemporary art. Through February 7.

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ate a glass heart in a flameworking session, enjoy the winemakers Series Wine Tasting with wines by Domaine de Piaugier, take a public tour and view glass blowing demonstrations. Open until 10pm.

saturday30 The Bead Goes On, Learn to make beautiful, unique glass beads using a torch and soft glass. Keep them all or contribute up to five to the Bead Goes On community art project. Ages

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Create a glass heart at TMA’s It’s Friday Jan. 23 and Jan. 30.

Paris: City of Art, Art history students at the University of Toledo selected objects from TMA’s collection depicting Paris and the work of Parisian artists. Students curated this show with guidance from UT faculty and TMA curatorial and exhibition staff. Free admission. Hitchcock and Stevens Galleries. Through March 14.

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wednesday 20

thursday 21

[ comedy ]

[ education ]

J. Chris Newberg, Described as hip, authentic and wildly creative, he’s also the founder, guitarist, main songwriter and lyricist for the renowned Detroit rock band the Vudu Hippies. See website for show times and ticket prices. Connxtions Comedy Club, 5319 Heatherdowns. 419-867-9041. www.connxtionscomedyclub.com.

[ spiritual fitness ]

Zen Buddhist Evening Practice, This traditional Zen Buddhist practice includes liturgy, Zen meditation, a talk and discussion. 7:15pm. Free will offering of $10 suggested. Shobu Aikido of Ohio, 6537 Angola Rd., Holland. 419-861-1163. www.toledozen.org.

[ sports ]

Fandemonium Sticks and Mitts, This event helps kick off the 2010 season of Tigers and Mud Hens basebal. New to this year’s format is the addition of Toledo Walleye players and coaches who will be available for a Q & A session as well as autographs. Also featured are live auctions, and a buffet dinner. Call for tickets. 5:30-9pm. $8 general admission, $20 with buffet dinner. Lucas County Rec Center, 2901 Key Street, Maumee. 419-725-HENS.

[ miscellaneous ]

Frozentoezen, Frozentoesen features Cabin Fever Feeds each weekend, where you can watch some of your favorite Zoo animals chow down. Plus you’ll see ice-carving demonstrations each Saturday from 11am to 2pm, live performances and more. See website for event schedule. 10am. The Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. Half-priced admission. 419-385-4040. www.toledozoo.org. Through February 28. Tarot Card Readings, Liz Hazel does mini tarot and astrology readings every Wednesday night. 5pm. Manos Restaurant, 1701 Adams. www.kozmic-kitchen.com. Psychic Readings, Debra De Angelo performs psychic, tarot and astrology readings. 7pm. Nick and Jimmy’s (Toledo), 4956 Monroe St. Also Thursdays at Nick and Jimmy’s on 7309-13 Lewis Ave., Temperance and Saturdays, 6pm at Big’z on 2600 West Sylvania Ave.

Lifelock Speaker Series, This program aims to further educate consumers nationwide on the crime of identity theft, the best practices for fighting the crime, as well as the best protection methods available to help safeguard personal information. See website for more info. 6-8pm. Free. AAA Northwest Ohio, 7150 W. Central Ave., Toledo. www.AAA.com.

[ sports ]

Lucha Libre Wrestling Stars, “Bring the Ruckus” featuring the Lucha Libre stars of CHIKARA Pro Wrestling. This all-ages event is headlined by a tag team contest between AIW Tag Team Champions, Faith in Nothing, and CHIKARA standouts, Hallowicked and Jigsaw. 6:30pm. $10, $15. Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Rd., Sandusky. 419-626-4467. www.aiwrestling.com.

[ miscellaneous ]

Glamorous Girls Night Out, The evening includes a 4-5 course meal, local celebrity waiters, red carpet photos, martini stations and music by DJ Matt Lewis. 6:30 pm. $50. Cousino’s Steakhouse, 1842 Woodville Rd., Oregon. 419-693-0862. www.cousinosrestaurants.com.

friday 22 [ singles ]

Glass City Singles Dance, This week is Guys Tie night. Men wear a tie and receive a discount before 8:30pm. 8:30 pm. $7 www.toledosingles.com. Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns, Toledo.

[ sports ]

Toledo Walleye Hockey, The Walleye take on the Elmira Jackals. $15. 7pm. Lucas County Arena, 500 Jefferson Ave. www.toledowalleye.com.

saturday 23 [ education ]

Joe Zsigray Workshops, The Collingwood Arts Center presents a day of workshops with Joe Zsigray. Learn how to play mountain dulcimer, harmonica, ukelele, or learn close-up magic or the game of blackjack. Fees range from $25-$50 per workshop. You will leave most classes with an instrument or magic kit. Call or email to register. Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. 419-514-6472. www.collingwoodartscenter.org

[ festivals ]

Ice Sculpture Festival, Join the businesses of Tecumseh for ice carving demonstrations as artisans create magic before

Steel wheels thursday28 - sunday31 For gearheads and car enthusiasts, it doesn’t get any better than the Greater Toledo Auto Show. Come down to the SeaGate Convention Centre for four days of heavy metal, featuring brand-spankin’-new models from Ford, General Motors, Porsche, Mercedes and - naturally - Jeep. Muddy and Muddonna will be hanging out at the show from Friday - Sunday, and there will be plenty of raffles and auto-related fun for everyone. $5. Visit www.toledoautoshow.org for times and further details. — JW

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your eyes on the sidewalks downtown. Other highlights include a bell choir performance, interactive ice sculptures, a snowman making contest and a chili cook-off. Downtown Tecumseh, MI. 517-424-6003. www.downtowntecumseh.com.

[ health ]

Yoga Day USA Celebration, To help spread the health and wellness benefits of yoga, the Yoga Teachers of Northwest Ohio is hosting a low-cost all-day or half day event as part of Yoga Day USA, the national celebration of yoga. Several Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) have designed classes to meet the unique needs of our local community and change lives - all through yoga. 9am-5pm. $15 entire day, $10 for half day. The University of Toledo Recreation Center, 2801 West Bancroft St. 419-290-7345. www.yogateachersnwohio.com.

Dailey planet friday29 That old sea dog of Lake Erie himself, Pat Dailey, is sailing into Toledo’s harbor for a special one-night concert at Gladieux Meadows. Not only is Dailey the Pope of Put-InBay, but throughout his long and storied career, he has collaborated with Don Ho and poet/songwriter Shel Silverstein. Dailey’s usual home base of The Boathouse Bar & Grill won’t be open for several more months, making this a rare chance for us land lubbers to see Dailey outside of his usual surroundings. Be there, shipmates! 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. — JW 8:30 p.m. $15/$30 (VIP seating).419-473-3003

[ miscellaneous ]

Maumee Valley Historical Society Annual Antique Show and Sale, Over 90 dealers from across the region are selling items such as; jewelry, period furniture, collectables, antique china, and many other intriguing items. Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-4pm. $6 admission. Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key Street, Maumee. 419893-9602. www.wolcotthouse.org.

sunday 24 [ education ]

Something New in the Garden, Learn to explore the seed catalogs and get some hints and ideas for some new varieties that may be less hassle. Whether you like hybrids or heirlooms, this class

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will get you thinking, mix things up for a more interesting and productive garden space. Call or see website to register. 2-4pm. $5. The 577 Foundation, 577 River Road, Perrysburg. 19-874-4174. www.577foundation.org.

tuesday 26 [ sports ]

U.T. Rockets Basketball, The Rockets take on the Kent State Golden Flashes. 7pm. Savage Hall, 2801 Bancroft, Toledo. 419-530-GOLD. www.utrockets.com.

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networking events monday 25 Green Drinks

Have a great dining experience while conversing in the good company of other interesting Toledoans. They are hosting a book exchange this month. Bring any books or magazines that you find enjoyable and would like others to read as well. This is a great way to recycle products and information. 5:30-8:30pm. Glass City Cafe, 1107 Jackson St. 419-704-2789. www.greendrinks.org

thursday 28 The N.E.T.T.

Thosefellas LLC present the N.E.T.T., a business card exchange and elevator speeches party. Elevator speeches are 49 seconds (the time it takes to get to the top floor of the tallest building in Toledo) to share with everyone what you do, and how they might be able to help you. Business to business comfortable attire. 5:30pm-8:30pm. Oliver House, 27 Broadway and Morris Streets. www.glasscityconnect.com.

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[ sports ]

Cleveland Indians Fan Night, Get a sneak peek at the Cleveland Indians and their plans for the 2010 season at the annual Cleveland Indians Fan Night. New Indians coach Manny Acta leads the lineup of Indians who will be on hand to answer questions and sign autographs for kids. There will also be a sit-down dinner and auction of signed Indians memorabilia. Proceeds from this event benefit the Friends of Lucas County Children Services, a nonprofit auxiliary of Lucas County Children Services. Call or see website for tickets. 5:30 pm. $18 adults; $15 kids 12 and under. . Erie Street Market, Market St. between Erie and Superior, Toledo. 419-244-8321. www.wspd.com/pages/indiansfn09.html.

thursday 28 [ education ]

Micro-Controller, A microcontroller is a kind of miniature computer that can be found in all kinds of gizmos. If it has buttons and a digital display, chances are it also has a programmable microcontroller brain. This introductory class introduces Parallax Basic Stamp 2. Learn to write computer programs that the Basic Stamp module will run and build simple circuits. If you have a development board such as BOE or Super carrier board, bring it along. BRING: laptop computer with operating system Microsoft 95 or newer, web access and a serial or USB port. Call or see website to register. 6-8pm. $10. The 577 Foundation, 577 River Rd., Perrysburg. 419-874-4174. www.577foundation.org.

friday 29 [ comedy ]

Drew Thomas, Drew Thomas draws the audience in with comedic accounts of relationship follies and retorts on everyday life and current affairs. Born in Jamaica, Drew came to the US as a child and grew up in the Bronx, New York. He currently resides in Atlanta. 8:30pm. $10, free with Lourdes College ID. Lourdes College Ebeid Student Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. 419-517-8946. www.lourdes.edu.

wednesday 27 [ benefit ]

Toledo Auto Show Gala, The Toledo Auto Show kick-off entitled “The Cars are the Stars VII” benefits children’s charities Make-a-Wish Foundation, The University of Toledo Medical Center Children’s Obesity Program and the Auto Dealers United for Kids Scholarship Program. Entertainment provided by Big Blues Bob and The Thin Ice Band and The Sounds of Music DJs. $250. 6pm. SeaGate Convention Centre, Downtown Toledo. 419-843-2611. www.toledoautoshow.org.

Hot ‘n’ cold saturday23 - sunday24 Tecumseh’s got a winning formula for winter fun. The Tecumseh Central Business Association and Downtown Development Authority are presenting the first annual Ice Sculpture Festival and Chili Cookoff. Take the short drive to Downtown Tecumseh to enjoy some way-cool ice carving demonstrations, a snowman building contest ... and a chili cookoff (on Saturday only) that will surely heat things up. Downtown Tecumseh. — JW 517-424-6003/www.downtowntecumseh.com

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Ice Carving Extravaganza, Watch members of the U of M Ice Carving Team as they carve sculptures on the sidewalks of Main St., Liberty St., Washington St., and Fourth Ave. Come Downtown and see the amazing work created by these talented students. Free. Friday, January 29 from 6-10pm and Saturday, January 30 from 10am-6 pm. Downtown Ann Arbor Main and Liberty Sts., 734-668-7112 x26. www.mainstreetannarbor.org.

[ sports ]

Professional Bull Riders Toledo Invitational, 30 different riders each night compete on more than 40 of the rankest bulls in the nation for cash and points toward the 2010 PBR World Finals in Las Vegas. 7:30pm. $22-$52. Lucas County Arena, 500 Jefferson Ave. 800-745-3000. www.lucascountyarena.com.

[ miscellaneous ]

Lisa Williams, Medium, healer and clairvoyant Lisa Williams brings her show to Toledo for one night. 7pm. $32, $42, $52. Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns. 419-381-8851. www.stranahantheater.com.

[ education ]

Bach and the Dance, Trudy Faber examines and demonstrates Baroque dances, along with rhythms and accents J.S. Bach used in his composing. Presented by the Toledo Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. 4pm. Free. St. Michaels in the Hills, 4718 Brittany Rd., Ottawa Hills. www.toledoago.org.

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xTravelganza, The biggest travel show of the year features presentations by many representatives of various travel destinations. 12-4pm. The Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee.

Nobodies of Comedy, Touring since 2002, the show is produced by Michael Mills of Mills Entertainment, who selects comedians for the annual tour based solely on their talent. While not household names yet, these hilarious young comics are poised for comedy greatness. 7:30pm. $10$25. The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin. 419-448-8544. www.www.ritztheatre.org .

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Thursday, January 21 Taste of Poland Love those Pierogis!

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[ dance ]

Bartender and Server Ball, Toledo bartenders and servers are invited to Chucks for a free food buffet, drink specials, a DJ and fun. 9pm. Chuck’s, 4477 Monroe. 419-720-3370. www.chucksonmonroe.com.

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Thursday, January 21 Glamorous Girls Night Out at Cousino’s Steakhouse

Bartender and Server Ball, Presented by Mike Hamm, C.S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, this event is part of an ongoing community dialogue about the importance of a strong local food system. Located in the Health Education Building, Room 100. 7pm. Free. University of Toledo Health Science Campus, 3100 Glendale Ave. 419-530-3595.

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Thursday, January 28 Beer Tasting and Ultimate Super-Bowl Party Appetizers My ability to taste beer is outstanding... I’ll just watch while everyone else cooks.

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Richard Marx on mullets, the music industry, and that funny (bleep) Luther Vandross by Jason Webber If they ever made an ‘80s update of “The Wonder Years,” chances are the scene where the Boy and the Girl share their first kiss would be scored with a Richard Marx song. Marx remains the premier balladeer of the late ‘80s/early ‘90s, even setting a Billboard record by becoming the first solo artist to have his first seven singles place in the Top 5. On Saturday, January 23, Marx performs with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. at the Stranahan. We spoke to Marx from his Chicago home about file-sharing, the music biz ... and that so-bad-it’s-awesome mullet. First of all, thank you for writing “Right Here Waiting.” Because of that song, Shannon Appleton danced with me in the 9th grade. Man, you’re not the first guy to say “Dude, thank you so much.” I’m glad I could help. A woman was recently fined nearly $2 million dollars for illegally downloading music, including one of your songs. What did you think when you heard that? Well, I’m not endorsing illegal downloads, and that’s partly because I pity the up-n-coming songwriter, who is really the one who suffers from it. I’m lucky because I came up during the heyday of publishing where you could write a song and have it be lucrative. But most songwriters today are screwed. I don’t approve of stealing music, but I also don’t endorse the flagrant abuse by record companies. I think record companies suck. I know what CDs cost to make and I know where the money goes — I’ve released music independently. The judgment against that woman was laughable. She was a housewife during the worst economic crisis in decades. Besides, even if she had the money, none of those songwriters whose songs she downloaded would have seen a cent. It would just all go to the record companies. You released your last album exclusively through the Internet. Is the traditional music industry machine dead? No, not at all. It’s not thriving, but in some cases, it’s alive and well. Ask Rihanna or Lady GaGa that question and they’d think you were crazy. But in the aspect that (a record company) is needed to get music out there? Yeah, it’s dead. We could potentially see the end of major labels in five years. But if you’re a young, up-n-coming recording artist, good luck. Nowadays, if people do come out and sell a bunch of records, they usually only do it once. The concept of artist development is gone — it’s dead and that’s a drag. I recall what it was like when that industry machine worked for me, but times change and you have to change with them. I’m mostly a songwriter and producer for other people at this point, performing my

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own stuff is almost just a hobby. If I never sell another record, I have no complaints. You’re performing with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. When you play with a full orchestra, what instruments do you play? Piano and guitar. For this concert, I just sing on one or two songs without playing any instruments, which is weird — I never do that. We’re also going to do about half-adozen rock songs without the Symphony and I picked a few songs that I’ve never done live. We’ll be doing “Children of the Night” with the Symphony and I haven’t done that song live in over 10 years. You co-wrote “Dance With My Father” with Luther Vandross, which won a Grammy. What’s your favorite memory of working with Luther? Just laughing with him. We laughed incessantly. Luther was off-the-charts talented, but if you didn’t know him, you wouldn’t know how funny he was. He was one of those guys where you go, “Man, that’s a funny mother#$@%er right there!” Whether we were on the phone or in the studio, he would say s#$@ to me that was hilarious. He could be very sardonic; if he didn’t like you, he would rip you to shreds, but in a funny way. I miss him greatly. He knew that song was special when we wrote it. I didn’t see it as special at the time, but not a week goes by that someone doesn’t mention how much that song means to them.

ing those years. My sons will sometimes see those old pics on the Internet and say, “Dude, what were you thinking?” I tell them, “Hey, we all thought we looked rockin’ back then.” Richard Marx and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra will be performing on Saturday, January 23 at 8 p.m. at the Stranahan Theater. $35-$75. 419-246-8000/toledosymphony. org

I had a major crush on your wife (‘Dirty Dancing’ actress Cynthia Rhodes) when I was a kid. What’s she up to these days? She’s amazing. She’s in the next room dealing with the scuff of the day — trying to get a tutor for our son for his chemistry class. Nineteen years ago when she got pregnant with our oldest son Brannon, she made the decision not to juggle a career and motherhood, so she said, “I want to take an indefinite break.” That break turned into retirement, but she loves being a mom. Over the years, I’d ask her if she missed her career as an actress or singer and she always said, “No, I love being a mom and your wife.” She’s just a wonderful woman. Final question: Do you have any regrets about that mullet you wore back in the day? No. I did a show recently where we did a video montage and we put together images of all these famous guys from ‘87’88 who had mullets. There were so many — Mel Gibson, Bryan Adams and on and on. I put up the pics to show there were mullets just as f@#$ed up as mine dur-

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WED, JAN 20 ROCK, POP, & HIP-HOP

Avenue Bistro: Don and Rachel Coats TCP Frankie’s Inner City: Between The Trees w/ Rookie Of The Year, The Ready Set and Action Item Grumpy Dave’s Pub: Bruce and Corey

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B TCP

Degage Jazz Cafe: Gene Parker Trio Murphy’s Place: College Night SouthBriar Restaurant: Ray Heitger’s N’Orleans Dixieland Jass Jam The Omni: Jazz Night in the Annex

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC

Basin St. Grille: Gregg Aranda Treo Restaurant: Bobby May and Jon Barile

DANCE AND TECHNO

Avalon: Wenz Daze Open House Night The Bronze Boar: DJ Brandon Duke The Distillery: Rock Star Wednesdays

OTHER

Daddy Oh’s: Open Mic Night w/ Jason Quick and Ben Langlois Martini and Nuzzi’s: Karaoke w/ Hank Mickey Finn’s Pub: Open Mic w/ Mouths of Dogs Mulvaney’s Bunker: Karaoke South End Bar and Grille: Karaoke The 1901: Karaoke The Dog House Bar and Grill: TCP

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Karaoke w/ Riz Pack The Roadhouse: Karaoke WoodChuck’s: Karaoke w/ DJ Georgia Peach Yeeha’s Bar and Grill: Karaoke Night

THU, JAN 21 ROCK, POP AND HIP-HOP

Arnie’s Bar: Chris Shutters Band Clazel Theatre: Mike Posner and Big Sean Frankie’s Inner City: Friends For Hire (Matinee Show) TCP Frankie’s Inner City: Retribution Gospel Choir ft. Allan Sperhawk (of Low) TCP Mickey Finn’s Pub: Lightning Love The Bronze Boar: Rivers Edge

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B

Manhattan’s Restaurant: Quick Trio Murphy’s Place: Open Mic

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC

Attic on Adams: Sarah Cohen Papa’s Tavern: Bobby May and Friends TCP Pizza Papalis: Dave Carpenter The Blarney Irish Pub: Jeff Stewart The Village Idiot: John Barile and Friends

COUNTRY AND BLUEGRASS TCP

Lucas County Arena: Rascal

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DANCE AND TECHNO

Avalon: Temptation Thursdays Club Eclipse: Eclipse Thursdays Mickey Finn’s Pub: Primal Groove Parkway Bar and Lounge: Live Old School DJ TCP Plush Ultra Lounge: Pure Plush Thursdays The Omni: Toxic Thursdays

OTHER

TCP Basin St. Grille: Open Jam Mutz Pub (at the Oliver House): Karaoke w/ DJ Georgia Peach Sidelines Sports Eatery: Karaoke

FRI, JAN 22

ROCK, POP AND HIP-HOP

Fat Fish Blue: East River Drive Frankie’s Inner City: Highbinder w/ The Zimmerman Twins and The Walkin’ Talkin’ Toxins Frankie’s Inner City: The Sound of Glory (Matinee Benefit Show) Headliners: Theory of a Deadman w/ Halestorm and Taking Dawn Howard’s Club H: Joe Baker Band and DJ Limelightz Mickey Finn’s Pub: Andy Shaw Band Pizza Papalis: Freak Ender The Blarney Irish Pub: 2 Dudes and A Chick The Bronze Boar: Stonehouse The Flying Joe: 9-3-7 TCP Woodchuck’s: Lame-O, Secret Stones and Death Valley Dragline

CITY BEAT THE FAUX PAUS

Lineup: Amanda Thompson — guitar/keyboard Carrie Theuring — drums Hannah Fritch — keyboard/guitar Time together: one year Influences: Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Radiohead, Vampire Weekend, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Unicorns, Margot and the Nuclear So and Sos, The Killers, Neil Pert, to name a few. Favorite kind of fan/audience member: The Faux Paus like when people sing along because it’s so personal. They appreciate any time there’s interaction like responding to their comments and questions on stage, dancing along, or even just a smile and head bob. Favorite original song or cover song to play? Their favorite original song is called “Impressions” because it has a few different breakdowns and layers to it, which makes it a lot of fun to play. Their favorite cover is “I Want You” by Bob Dylan. Most embarrassing moment on stage: The band recently bought a hollow body guitar on Ebay which was supposed to be in “great condition,” but then soon discovered it was not. The neck is warped, there are cracks by the bridge, etc. So it goes out of tune like crazy. A few weeks ago they played at The Ground Level and the thing went out of tune every song. They had borrowed someone’s tuner so it took forever tuning and eventually near the end of the set a friend had to jump on stage to help out. It felt like the energy would get going and then

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stall out and by the end, the entire band was very frustrated and embarrassed. Favorite venue to play: Woodchucks because “they always take care of us, the crowd is always great, John Brookshire is awesome because he does a great job finding and getting in obscure but really good bands and matching them up with each other.” And it’s just a fun place to play. Sound: Their sound is driven and melodic. Each of their songs is pretty different from one another. They try to be creative and organic with the sound, and play a lot with vocals and harmonies. Gig list: Woodchuck’s on Friday, January 22 and the Ottawa Tavern on Sunday, February 14 for John Dorsey’s (a local poet and writer) book release party. Band’s performance in 5 words or less: Fun, popy, folky, rocky. Web site/contact info: www.myspace. com/thefauxpasagirlband

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ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC

KELLY BROADWAY SINGS AND SWINGS

LOURDES COLLEGE FRANCISCAN CENTER/SUNDAY, JANUARY 24 Kelly Broadway is one of Toledo’s most celebrated jazz vocalists, and with good reason. For 20 years, Broadway has been singing her heart out, sharing the stage with some of today’s greatest jazz figures including Dave Frishberg, Leroy Vinnegar, Mike Wofford and Pink Martini. Toledoans may know Broadway best as the former lead vocalist in bands such as Birdland, Village Vanguard and the Blue Note, and she is no stranger to local blues hot spot Murphy’s Place, where she performs solo quite frequently. But Broadway’s latest venture takes her out to sea, where she will work as a headlining musician on cruise ships with her 7-piece show titled, “Kelly Broadway Sings and Swings.” On Sunday, January 24, Broadway’s act performs at Lourdes College as part of their Franciscan Center Cabaret Series. The show will be a live video taping, which Broadway will use to promote herself as a quality cruise ship performer, as she states, “In order for me to get out of the lounge, I need an agent and an act.” “Kelly Broadway Sings and Swings” features music from the Great American Song Book and includes a Judy Garland tribute. The show is unique for Broadway, as it was composed by brothers Ian and Elliott Finkel, a well-known New York writing team. Be a part of her journey to the seas when she performs at the Franciscan Theatre and Conference Center. 8 p.m. $12. Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. 419-824-3999/www.franciscancenter.org. —ER Yeeha’s Bar and Grill: MAS FiNA

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B TCP

Degage Jazz Cafe: Quick

Trio Lourdes College Ebeid Student Center: Kelly Bell Band TCP Manhattan’s Restaurant: Buddy Boy Slim and the Blues Rockers Murphy’s Place: Murphy’s Trio

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC

Cafe Classics: Unknown Legends Martini and Nuzzi’s: Jeff Stewart and Titus Swig: Justin Perkins

DANCE AND TECHNO

Avalon: Flashback Friday Bretz: Fierce Fridays Dexter’s Jamaican Club: Jump-Up Friday Parkway Bar and Lounge: DJ Sounds and Music Plush Ultra Lounge: Fashion Fridays TCP Wesley’s Bar: Old School Fridays w/ DJs Folk, Perrine and N. Mattimoe

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TCP Happy Badger: Acoustic Open Mic Night w/ Sarah Cohen The Dog House Bar and Grill: Karaoke w/ Riz Pack

SAT, JAN 23 ROCK, POP AND HIP-HOP

Fat Fish Blue: East River Drive Frankie’s Inner City: Katz-n-Jammers TCP Howard’s Club H: Kaleidoscope Brighter w/ Harry and the Flood, Doctor and the Priest, and The Silent Years Mickey Finn’s Pub: Radio Broadcast Pizza Papalis: Freak Ender

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The Bronze Boar: Swamp Kings TCP The Dog House Bar and Grill: Tom Goss, Bob Goss and Quest Village Inn: Bobby May and Jon Barile Woodchuck’s: Wrinkle in Time w/ The Renditions, Words After and The Tides TCP Yeeha’s Bar and Grill: MAS FiNA

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B

Cheetah’s Den: Buddy Boy Slim and the Blues Rockers Degage Jazz Cafe: Quick Trio TCP La-Z-Boy Center, Meyer Theater: The Blues Brothers Revue TCP Manhattan’s Restaurant: Vytas & His Electric Outfit Martini and Nuzzi’s: The Turners Murphy’s Place: Ellie Martin SouthBriar Restaurant: The Gay Galvin Trio

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC

Basin St. Grille: Mark Mikel Cafe Classics: Bob Miller Sidelines Sports Eatery: Dave Carpenter TCP Swig: Decent Folk The Blarney Irish Pub: Dave Pfenning

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Parkway Bar and Lounge: J. Woods and Eddie P.

Degage Jazz Cafe: College Open Mic Night TCP Rhouse: Karaoke Contest w/ DJ Georgia Peach The Blue Devil: Karaoke w/ Don Coats

WED, JAN 27 ROCK, POP AND HIP-HOP

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B

TCP

Murphy’s Place: UT Jazz

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC

The Village Idiot: Frankie and Friends

OTHER

Cafe Classics: Open Mic Ground Level Coffee House: Open Mic Night Lucky Louie’s: Karaoke w/ Jam DJ Manhattan’s Restaurant: Open Mic Night

Degage Jazz Cafe: Gene Parker Trio Murphy’s Place: College Night TCP SouthBriar Restaurant: Ray Heitger’s N’Orleans Dixieland Jass Jam The Omni: Jazz Night in the Annex

TUE, JAN 26 ROCK, POP AND HIP-HOP

Murphy’s Place: Murphy and Black TCP Trotter’s Tavern: Jeff McDonald’s Big Band All Stars

TCP WoodChuck’s: The Faux Paus w/ The Blind Shake and Bleu Ox

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DANCE AND TECHNO

ROCK, POP AND HIP-HOP

The Distillery: ‘80s and ‘90s Night

Avenue Bistro: Don and Rachel Coats Frankie’s Inner City: Hester Prynne w/ With Words Of Hope

Frankie’s Inner City: Canibus w/ Jaecyn Bayne, Philippe and Hype

SUN, JAN 24

DANCE AND TECHNO

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B

TCP Ground Level Coffee House: “Intimate Vacuum” ft. The Coosters’ CD Release Party

Parkway Bar and Lounge: DJ Sounds and Music Plush Ultra Lounge: Envy Saturdays South End Bar and Grille: DJ Jesse Dorr

Martini and Nuzzi’s: Jeff Stewart

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC

Daddy Oh’s: Jason Hudson JJ’s Pub: Bobby May and Jon Barile Manhattan’s Restaurant: Ben Barefoot

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Basin St. Grille: Jeff Stewart Treo Restaurant: Bobby May and Jon Barile

DANCE AND TECHNO

Avalon: Wenz Daze Open House Night The Bronze Boar: DJ Brandon Duke The Distillery: Rock Star Wednesdays

OTHER

Daddy Oh’s: Open Mic Night w/ Jason Quick and Ben Langlois Martini and Nuzzi’s: Karaoke w/ Hank TCP Mickey Finn’s Pub: Open Mic w/ Mouths of Dogs Mulvaney’s Bunker: Karaoke South End Bar and Grille: Karaoke The 1901: Karaoke The Dog House Bar and Grill: Karaoke w/ Riz Pack WoodChuck’s: Karaoke w/ DJ Georgia Peach Yeeha’s Bar and Grill: Karaoke Night

THU, JAN 28 ROCK, POP AND HIP-HOP

Frankie’s Inner City: Set Your Goals w/ The Swellers TCP Grumpy Dave’s Pub: City Lights w/ Kids In The Making, Extra Extra and Everything Zen TCP Mickey Finn’s Pub: Adult Books w/ DJ Jeff Loose The Bronze Boar: J. Woods

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B

Degage Jazz Cafe: Jason Quick Manhattan’s Restaurant: The Real Magicians Murphy’s Place: Open Mic Night SouthBriar Restaurant: Jeff McDonald’s Big Band Revival Party

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC

Attic on Adams: Megan Roberts Papa’s Tavern: Bobby May and Friends Pizza Papalis: Dave Carpenter Sidelines II: Ben Barefoot TCP The Blarney Irish Pub: Acoustic Beatles Night

DANCE AND TECHNO

Avalon: Temptation Thursdays Club Eclipse: Eclipse Thursdays Mickey Finn’s Pub: Primal Groove Parkway Bar and Lounge: Live Old School DJ Plush Ultra Lounge: Plush Pure Thursdays The Omni: Toxic Thursdays TCP The Ottawa Tavern: OWE Records Showcase

OTHER MUSIC

Basin St. Grille: Open Jam Mutz Pub (at the Oliver House): Karaoke w/ DJ Georgia Peach Sidelines Sports Eatery: Karaoke

FRI, JAN 29 ROCK, POP AND HIP-HOP

TCP Frankie’s Inner City: The Hard Lessons Ground Level Coffee House: FlashBurn Howard’s Club H: Holland Account Martini and Nuzzi’s: J. Woods Mickey Finn’s Pub: Ugly Radio Rebellion (Frank Zappa Tribute) Pizza Papalis: The Rayes Sidelines at the Arena: 427 The Blarney Irish Pub: The Bridges The Bronze Boar: Ten Inch Willy The Flying Joe: All About Him TCP The Omni: Toys in the Attic (Aerosmith Tribute) TCP WoodChuck’s: GoLab w/

SERVERS, GET SERVED! You sling drinks, keep our bellies full, and listen to our woes about the workplace. Now it’s time for you to take it easy at the Bartender & Servers Ball 2010. Toledo City Paper and Chucks are joining forces to thank you for your tireless efforts to keep our city’s glasses full and hearts warmed. Sundays at Chucks are already Bar & Restaurant Industry Nights, but Sunday, January 31 from 9 p.m. - close features a special night devoted to you. Dig into a free food buffet, enjoy $2 Crowns and $2 SoCo and Limes, and win door prizes with the Bud Lite Girls! Stop by early from 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. for Happy Hour and $1 off all drinks. This night’s for you! No cover. Chucks, 4477 Monroe. 419-720-3370/www. chucksonmonroe.com. —GS

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My Family Needs Food and Wicked Lunk and Wookalar Yeeha’s Bar and Grill: 56 Daze

OTHER

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B

Basin St. Grille: Scott Fish Open Jam TCP Happy Badger: Acoustic Open Mic Night w/ Sarah Cohen Stranahan Theater: Lisa Williams The Dog House Bar and Grill: Karaoke w/ Riz Pack

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC

ROCK, POP AND HIPHOP

Degage Jazz Cafe: Pete Siers Manhattan’s Restaurant: Eric Brazier and the Truth Murphy’s Place: Murphy’s Trio

Cafe Classics Classics: Louie Barnett TCP Swig: Chris Shutters

DANCE AND TECHNO

Avalon: Flashback Friday Bretz: Fierce Fridays TCP Dexter’s Jamaican Club: Jump-Up Friday Parkway Bar and Lounge: DJ Sounds and Music Plush Ultra Lounge: Fashion Fridays TCP Wesley’s Bar: Old School Fridays w/ DJs Folk, Perrine and N. Mattimoe

SAT, JAN 30 Frankie’s Inner City: This Providence Mickey Finn’s Pub: This Is My Suitcase Pizza Papalis: The Rayes TCP Tecumseh Center for the Arts: Monkee Davy Jones The Blarney Irish Pub: The Bridges The Bronze Boar: J. Woods TCP The Grand Rapid Roadhouse: Bourbon Street Woodchuck’s: Vytas w/ Stonehouse

THE UNDESERVING’S TASTE OF FAME

Having recently signed a record deal with Warner Bros., local rockers The Undeserving have opportunities literally falling into their laps, and they honestly can’t quite believe their good fortune. The Fremont, Ohio based quartet formed four years ago when singer/ piano player Clay Kirchenbauer met guitarist Brennan Willis at Terra Community College. The two friends joined forces with Clay’s brother Kyle who plays drums, and hometown friend Jimmy Getty playing bass. But it wasn’t until last year that the band knew they were going somewhere. A lucky run-in with a producer and manager in Nashville lead to a good year of showcasing and negotiating, ultimately allowing them to sign with Warner Bros. The record (title and date TBA) is nearly complete, and the boys are already experiencing national fame with their first single. “Something to Hope For” is featured on the promo campaign for the current season of American Idol, as well as the season premier of the CW’s One Tree Hill, which aired on Monday, January 18. The song, like most of The Undeserving’s work, is an uplifting, piano-driven ditty. As Kirchenbauer states, “We want to bring a positive message of hope and encouragement to our listeners.” To sum up The Undeserving in one word: humble. Like their name suggests, the band doesn’t take their newfound success for granted. “We’re blessed and privileged to be able to do what we do,” Kirchenbauer said. Check the track out on iTunes and Amazon.com, and stay tuned for Midwest and East Coast tour dates soon. www.myspace.com/theundeserving. —ER

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MORE MUSIC

FESTIVALS/SPIRITUAL/ORCHESTRAS/ OUTDOORS/ MUSIC YOUR PARENTS LIKE

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23

Richard Marx in Concert- Pops III, 8pm. A Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter/producer

for more than 20 years, adult contemporary star Richard Marx performs his greatest hits Don’t Mean Nothing, Hold On to the Nights, and the worldwide classic, Right Here Waiting. Part of the Toledo Symphony’s Pops III series at the Stranahan Theater. For more info, www.toledosymphony.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30

Mozart and More Series, 7pm. The Toledo Symphony present’s Mozart’s “Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio” and Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter.” Franciscan Center at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. For more info, www.toledosymphony.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31

Scandia String Quartet, 3pm. Two guest artist musicians will perform with the quartet--Amy

Brucksh and Amy Heritage. Scandia Quartet performs classical and light popular music. University of Toledo Center For Performing Arts, Recital Hall, 2801 W. Bancroft St. For more info, 419-530-2375. Yeeha’s Bar and Grill: The Xperiment

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B

Manhattan’s Restaurant: Noteworthy Band Murphy’s Place: Nicole Heitger SouthBriar Restaurant: The Gay Galvin Trio

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC

TCP Basin St. Grille: Jason Quick Cafe Classics: Tim Murphy Swig: Ben Barefoot

DANCE AND TECHNO

Parkway Bar and Lounge: DJ Sounds and Music Plush Ultra Lounge: Envy Saturdays South End Bar and Grille: DJ Jesse Dorr

SUN, JAN 31 ROCK, POP AND HIP-HOP TCP

Frankie’s Inner City: We

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Are The In Crowd w/ Secret Secret Dino Club Woodchuck’s: 7deadly5 w/ T Blue Walker, Sophia Nevada and Ormo

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC

The Blue Devil: Scott Gressler

CLASSICAL, AND SPIRITUAL UT Center for Performing Arts, Recital Hall: Scandia String Quartet

MON, FEB 1 JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B

Manhattan’s Restaurant: Open Mic Night

TUE, FEB 2 JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B

TCP Murphy’s Place: Murphy and Black Trotter’s Tavern: Jeff McDonald’s Big Band All Stars

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC Daddy Oh’s: Jason Hudson

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC

The Distillery: ‘80s and ‘90s Night

OTHER

Cafe Classics: Open Mic TCP Ground Level Coffee House: Open Mic Night

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Lucky Louie’s: Karaoke w/ Jam DJ

Murphy’s Place: UT Jazz Night

The Village Idiot: Frankie and Friends

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Singer/songwriters, guitarists, bassists, drummers, violinists, professional whistlers. Whatever your preferred instrument, TCP wants to hear the talent you possess. We can't wait to share the T-Town sound in our 2010 Local Music Guide. Only serious musicians and bands need apply. � Send your press kit and music samples to Emily Rippe at 1120 Adams St., Toledo Ohio 43604. Questions or online submissions: erippe@toledocitypaper.com.

DANCE AND TECHNO OTHER MUSIC

Degage Jazz Cafe: College Open Mic Night TCP Rhouse: Karaoke Contest w/ DJ Georgia Peach The Blue Devil: Karaoke w/ Don Coats

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FREE KID’S CHESS LESSONS k-6 every Sat 9-11am at the children’s library 325 Michigan. For more info 419-259-5231

PAYMENT Payment must be received before an ad can be placed. We accept checks, cash, money orders, and credit cards (MasterCard, American Express, or Visa) Sorry, no refunds. Misprint results in credit toward next ad.

FREE CLASSIFIED ADS One (1) free 20-word classified ad per issue. Free ads include noncommercial concerns, free services, products being sold for less than $150. Line Classifieds $20 for 20 words or less. 40¢ per each additional word. Box Classifieds $30 per column inch. One column = 1.375" Photos can be placed in box or line ads for an additional $5 per photo.

ARMOIRE, NIGHTSTAND and Headboard, all brown. Will sell separately or all together. $175 OBO.419-475-1698. Leave message. ________________________ WHITE PRISM 5 metal detector will trade for older valuable sports cards. 419-882-1329 ________________________ FUTON for sale $40 In good shape. Makes a good fold away couch 419699-1929 ________________________ FRED BEAR QUEST compound bow like new $125 Fred Bear Golden Eagle compound bow $100 Both with free accessories .419-699-1929 ________________________ CAVS TICKETS Minnesota 1/27, Memphis 2/2, NJ Nets 2/9 ($200); Miami 2/4, Orlando 2/11, Denver 2/18 ($260). Sec 100 Row 3! 419-410-5254 ________________________

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GENOCIDE FOR BEGINNERS:

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Europeans brought deadly diseases to the Americas that the natives couldn’t fight off. Within 150 years, an estimated 85 percent of the American population had died - perharps 64 million to 85 million indians.

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FOR SALE _____________________________ MEN’S MUD HENS winter jacket Medium. Worn once. Immaculate. Gift boxed. $40 419-866-1069 ____________________________ NEWER WHIRLPOOL WASHER AND DRYER. $150. Call Bill at 419-260-6215. ____________________________ 1/18 SCALE DIE CAST car and Hot wheels. Johnny Lightning and Make offer 419-666-5706 ____________________________ WASHER, like new. Color white. $75. 419882-1698. ____________________________

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UNCHURCHED PASTOR Looking For opportunity to Grow Christ’s kingdom. Believers or churches call 419-279-7983 ________________________ TRINITY GIRLS BASKETBALL having Informational for 16U/17U AAU teams on 1/31/10. Family Baptist Church, 1002 W. Bancroft St. from 4 – 6pm. (567) 249-4039. ________________________ PANCAKE BREAKFAST FEB 6, 2010 Friendship Park Community Center 2930-131st St., Toledo All U Can Eat pancakes with 2 sausage & drink. $5, kid 12 and under $2.50 ________________________ ADOPTION HEALING SUPPORT GROUP. 2nd Wednesday and 4th Monday of every month. 7p. Park Church, 1456 Harvard, Toledo. 419-727-8302, HYPERLINK “mailto:adoptionhealing@bex.net” adoptionhealing@bex.net ________________________ HUGE INDOOR GARAGE SALE! Items 50 cents and up, January 22 and 23. 12p-6p. 5115 Dorr St. ________________________

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Taken from Don’t Know Much About American History

________________________ DOES ANYONE KNOW where the Frogs Of Toledo went? If so email Conley.Amanda@ymail.com ________________________

APHASIA SUPPORT GROUP meets at Dazy Aphasia Centre, 2940 Douglas Rd. Toledo 43606. Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. The group is for stroke survivors with Aphasia & their caregivers. ________________________ DISCUSSION CIRCLES for women incest and child sexual abuse survivors. Meets twice monthly. (419) 729-0245 or www.mynirvananow.org. ________________________ USED VEGETABLE OIL can be used for converted diesel cars. Call for details. Pam’s Corner 419-243-2081, ask for Pam. ________________________ TOMMY BINES PHOTOGRAPHY and Larry Parker Sr. artwork on display February Black History Month. 1085

TRINITY CHURCH THRIFT SHOP Adams & St. Clair. Women's, men's and children's clothing. All proceeds go to local charities. Monday & Thursday 9:30a-3p ________________________

WANTED TO BUY

________________________ I BUY DIABETES SUPPLIES. Call 419-740-7162. Please leave a message. ________________________ GI JOE, Hot Wheels, Match Box, Tonka trucks, trains, comic books, Barbies, antiques, costume jewelry etc. Call Debra 419-873-5521. ________________________ DIABETIC TEST STRIPS.$10 per 100. Same day cash. Call Dale. 419-7072369 or Patsy 419-708-0914 ________________________

SURROGACY ________________________ SURROGATE MOTHERS NEEDED FROM OHIO: Carry couples biological babies, prior birth experience required. Generous compensation. 1-888-3639457, www.reproductivelawyer.com Melissa B. Brisman, Esq., LLC 77 Market Street / Park Ridge, NJ ________________________

EDUCATION ________________________ MUSIC FOR YOUNG CHILDREN integrates keyboard, creative movement, rhythm, ear training, sight reading, music theory and composition. Meg Keller 419.874.6762. kellermeg@yahoo.com

PONTIAC ‘95 DEPENDABLE $1495 BOXY’S AUTO SALES 1852 N. Reynolds Rd. Between BANCROFT and DORR 419-539-9426 See BOXY Look for the BIG PINK SIGN

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DODGE ‘98 GRAND CARAVAN SE, 3.3L, 114K mi., rear air, newer tires, Quad seats $3900. 419-531-8456 419-2768456

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FAIR HOUSING POLICY All residential real estate advertising in this paper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, handicap, national origin or familial status. This paper will not knowingly accept any advertising for residential real estate which is in violation of the law. All readers are hereby informed that all residential properties advertised in this publication are available on an equal opportunity basis.

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SERVICES ________________________ GIRL’S NIGHT IN – Reserve your date for a night in with friends. We bring the pampering to you. Call now! (419) 283 –________________________ 4344...Marcia - for more details WANTED TO BARTER/TRADE SERVICES. Dry wall and plaster, 38 years experience. Will exchange work with other professions. 419-320-2998. ________________________ LIFE IS HECTIC, Domestic Necessities can help: cleaning organization, grocery, meal preparation and more! Call Eric at 419-902-4923. ��������������������

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________________________ WATERSTONE LANDING - Brand new luxury apartment homes starting at $879/month. Cable and Internet included. Located just minutes from Levis Commons in Perrysburg. Call 866.502.0201 to schedule a tour. ________________________ SPACIOUS 1,600 FT. CARRIAGE HOME. Hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms, deck, chandeliers, electric fireplace. Must pass credit check. $595. 419-244-6313 ________________________ 425 13TH STREET & ADAMS APT – Rooms 55+ comm. Paid Utilities, Vet. Discount. 419-508-2187 ________________________

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________________________ ONE FEMALE CAT, black and white, 8 months old, beautiful and litter trained. $20 419-243-6531 ________________________ TWO PARAKEETS. One female, one male. Cage included. $30. 419-381-1403 ________________________ CHIHUAHUA PUP akc extra 419-3468266 ________________________

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Antiques Show & Sale Saturday, Jan. 23rd (11 - 7pm) & Sun, Jan. 24th (11 - 4) Lucas County Rec Center

2901 Key Street; Maumee

Disclaimer Toledo City Paper recommends that readers do not send money to any company that requires prepayment. Before doing so check out the company carefully!

90 dealers will offer a diversified selection of quality antiques, including furniture, at realistic prices for the beginning and the advanced collector.

Admission is $6.00 For more information, call the Maumee Valley Historical Society 419-893-9602 or email mvhs@buckeye-access.com Parking fee of $3.00 per car supports athletic programs for Lucas County children.

JAM SECTION MUSICIANS SEEKING

LESSONS

FIDDLE AND UPRIGHT BASS

FREE GUITAR LESSONS Rock,

Player need for all female Gospel/Bluegrass trio, All About Him. Call Alana at 419-833-8110 for info or audition.

Blues, Country, all styles; 30 yrs. experience. Give me a call, what do you have to lose? 419-514-6097.

GOLDEN WITH CLASSIC SOUL seeking

background singers, male and female. www. goldenclassicsoul.com 419-508-0190.

ELECTRIC FOLK-ROCK AND REGGAE/JAM BAND

THE PASSENGERS seeks keyboardist. Vocals or no vocals, come join the band! Call 419-320-8951

LESSONS, EXPERIENCED

INSTRUCTOR. Any instrument, any style. Contact Mike 419-376-8111.

FOR SALE YORKVILLE AUDIO PRO AMP, 3400.

1200 watts per side at 4 ohms. $200. 419-917-3507.

THUNDER STRAT. $199. 419-392-

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Available for pop and rock band and seeking other musicians. 517-486-3623

Rentals BANDS, ARTISTS, MUSICIANS:

SINGER/SONGWRITER/GUITARIST.

REHEARSAL, jam, recording and now storage spaces available 24/7 access. No noise restrictions. Call the house of rock 419-346-5803.

LEAD VOCALIST plays drums and

THE RAVE-ONS are now booking. Vintage Rock and Roll. Call Jeff 419-269-0633.

AC/DC to Foo Fighters. Call Joe 419-867-1848

keyboards. Looking for band or musicians. Call 419-691-2820.

Ads run for 2 issues and must be renewed after the two issues. You must be: advertising for band members or selling instruments under $200. Business related ads run for $20. Limit 20 words per ad; $0.40 per additional word.

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Comparing Ohio’s hospitals NEW WEBSITE ASSESSES HOSPITAL PERFORMANCE FOR CONSUMERS

A holistic approach to hospice ERIE WEST HOSPITAL WORKS FOR QUALITY OF LIFE

Some see entering hospice as signaling the end of life. George Thompson, marketing director for Erie West Hospice says that hospice care often allows patients to live longer and have a better quality of life. In fact, in some cases, patients are released from hospice care after noticeable improvement. Erie West Hospice serves Northwest Ohio and Southwest Michigan. The staff of social workers, nurses, nurse aids, and volunteers travel to the patient, wherever they are, to provide personal care, professional support, and an overall holistic approach to hospice care. “It’s quality of life care,” explains Thompson. Services are adapted to meet each patient’s needs, and may include nontraditional methods like massage therapy, pet therapy, music therapy and aromatherapy, using various essential oils. Erie West also provides services such as medical care, wound care, the providing of medication, equipment and medical supplies, and spiritual care. Erie West Hospice also operates a Community Center, located at 5393 Monroe St., which provides a variety of monthly caregiver support groups, bereavement support groups and educational sessions that are open, free of charge, to the public. Erie West Hospice has two offices - 5393 Monroe St. (419-720-3340) and 3333 Sterns Rd., Lambertville, MI (734-568-6917). www.eriewesthospice.com —GS

POLE DANCE FITNESS, build strength, flexibility and confidence in a fun and relaxed environment. Ladies only. Classes forming now. Pre-registration required. Classes held at 10 S. Holland Sylvania Rd. Suite 302. Call Paulette’s Studio of Dance for more info. 419-6543262 or www.Paulettesdancestudio.com. ________________________ BELLY DANCE – FOR THE FUN OF IT! Shake things up with Aegela, international artist and award-winning choreographer. Women of all ages and shapes welcome. No prior dance training needed. Daytime and evening classes begin January 18. $55 for 6 week session. Martin School, 10 S. Holland Sylvania at Hill, Toledo. www. aegela.com, aegela@mindspring.com, (517) 918-9547 ________________________ HOT YOGA in Perrysburg uses heat to heal and strengthen. Warm muscles are suppler and result in deeper stretching with less soreness. FREE community classes 10:45am-11:45am. New Student Special 10 Days for $20! Ongoing AM & PM Classes. Visit: www. hotyogawithjoe.com or call 419-8742911 ________________________ MIND, BODY, SPIRIT CLASSES – register now for Reiki classes, Intro to the Chakras, Discovering Your Divine/Soul Purpose and Basic Divination – tools to expand your awareness. Call Marcia at (419) 283 – 4344. ________________________ SMOOTHFLAVA LLC Ballroom classes. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday $8 per session (Monthly memberships available). 1411 Bernath Pkwy (Across form TGIF). For more info 567-277-1353 or 419-514-5784 ________________________ AUTHENTIC YOGA AND MEDITATION. Safe beginners CD/DVD set by Ann Arbor Yoga Master Ema Stefanova. $55. Order at “ www.yogaandmeditation. com, 734-665-7801. ________________________

TEBA – Toledo Evolutionary Bodywork Alliance: Your Connection to the Greater Toledo Area’s Professional Holistic Bodywork Teachers and Practitioners! Members: Amy Adamczak, Certified Rolfer, Certified Pilates Instructor Caitlin Cousino, LMT, Thai Massage Therapy Shelly DeMeo, Birth Doula, Pregnancy/Therapeutic Massage Andrew Lesniewicz, HypnoTherapist, Counselor Jerry Levin, PhD, LMT Lisa Lutman PT,CSCI - The center at Alternative Physical Therapy Jenn McCullough, Certified Yoga Instructor & Owner Integration Yoga Studio Debra Reis, Nia, Aromatherapy, Healing Touch Isis Rose Magdalena (Tobie Saad) of Acoustic Arcana – CCT, Rose Twin Flame © Reiki, Frequency Attunement and CCT ©, Intuitive Life Coaching, Nontraditional Wedding Services Cathy Skiver, Registered Yoga Teacher Jay Weik, Shobu Aikido of Ohio, Toledo Zen Center.

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When considering hospital care, it’s difficult to compare apples to apples. That’s why the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has recently launched the Ohio Hospital Compare website. A comprehensive, user-friendly system, the site allows consumers sideby-side comparisons of hospitals on more than 100 different performance measures, in categories including heart attack care, surgical care, pregnancy/delivery, and more. The site rates optimal patient care as well as negative outcomes that occur during care. The majority of the measures are based on national standards. With data submitted from hospitals every six months, the website is updated twice a year.

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This two week period gives you time to take a deep breath and relax. The universe does give us a break occasionally to take time to smell the roses, ice skate, ski, or toread a good book. — BY SUE LOVETT

ARIES (March 21-April 19) All emphasis now is shifting to goals and community projects. You help whenever you are able. Mars is still retrograde so your energy level is low and you need to pace yourself. On the 30th the full moon joins Mars so hide under the covers that day. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Your presence is

requested by many. Keep looking your best as you strut your stuff in the public eye. There is some excitement on the 23rd and 24th. Could be a weekend trip or special concerts and dinners. Accomplish much and earn rewards the week of the 25th.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Thanks to Venus and the sun you are able to whistle a happy tune. Wind up matters you began between December 10th and 19th before the 29th. Sit back on the 30th, pop a cork, and celebrate your success. Bask in the light of the full moon . You are so well organized. CANCER (June 21-July 22) The short week

starts on the 20th. The full moon on the 30th emphasizes money and budget. Get it all together and stick to your plan. Yours is the sign of millionaires so you have a reputation to uphold. On the 1st and 2nd catch up on your correspondence.

LEO (July 23-August 22) It seems as if a

whole new world opens up for you on the 20th. Pick between two social events on the 24th. The week of the 25th the sun aligns with Saturn bringing you requests for serious commitments. The full moon on the 30th shines on your accomplishments.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22) You are

experiencing good luck in many areas. Career issues are favored now and thru the end of January. Count on your friends to support your efforts. A permanent agreement is reached the 22nd. A ski lodge on the 30th and 31st? You move quickly.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22) Venus is now in your fifth house where love and luck reside. Try to speed up your decision-making

process. The week of the 25th you are involved in negotiations. You win! Be careful driving (and walking) on the 29th and 30th. February looks good.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21) Issues at home require your attention now. Then you take off for a new place on the 23rd and 24th. You can never have too many vacations. Concentrate on your career after the 25th as changes may take place on the 29th. Work on long term goals after the 30th. SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 20) You are thinking a bout a new car. You are so

good for the economy! January is your favorite kind of month as you have hourly challenges and CHANGE-CHANGE-CHANGE. The full moon on the 30th puts you center stage. Host a Ground Hog Day party the 2nd.

CAPRICORN (December 21-January 19)

You enjoy power more than most signs and, since money is power, you now begin to flex your financial muscles. Use the remainder of January to build your fortune. Your success is obvious on the 30th. In February you begin to reflect on past experiences.

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(January 20-February 18)

January looks good for you. Enjoy the ice cream, cake, cards and gifts. Make a list of baggage you want to eliminate (human and otherwise) and get it out of your life when the full moon shines on the 30th. Start February as a Free Spirit.

PISCES (February 19-March 20th) Be sure

to keep your calendar handy to record the events and jobs you are accepting. Thanks to Jupiter you feel like Superman or Wonder Woman. The week of the 25th (especially the 28th) is fun. The full moon on the 30th shines on your good health.

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2. “Fortune and love favor the brave” poet 3. Knowing 4. Cafeteria spud 5. Fused 6. Uses the Buckeye Trail, say 7. Has 8. “All right, brain, I don’t like you and you don’t like me - so let’s just do this and I’ll get back to killing you with ___”: Homer Simpson 9. Ms. DiFranco 10. Biblical judge 11. Jason’s ship 12. Cuban president Castro 13. Roy Rogers’s real last name 18. Ladder step 19. Boring jigsaw puzzle area, often 24. Tiny bits 25. Org. for the defunct Winnipeg Jets 26. One who’s too prim 27. Not sketchy 28. Turn over 29. New Orleans mayor Ray 30. Sleep trouble 31. Period of growth 33. Craft store chain 34. Out of the way 35. Wisdom tooth, e.g. 38. Suffix with Kafka 43. Opium, e.g. 46. “The Kremlin Letter” org. 49. Off the wall 51. Nicholas II, e.g. 53. Put on WGTE, say 55. Church nook 56. Sculpt, at the gym 57. Way off-base? 58. Post-boomer group 59. “Me, Myself, ___” (De La Soul song) 60. Citrusy addition to some risotto 62. Wee 63. It’s over your head 64. Crucifix inscription 66. “Golly!” 67. Rising times, typically

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Foo Fighters. Call Joe 419-867-1848 plays drums and keyboards. Looking for band or musicians. Call 419-691-2820.

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plans for the 6th and 7th and be flexible. You may retrace a route you took mid-October. The new moon on the 13th has you set new goals. Combine your Chinese New Year celebration with Valentine’s Day. Look for some peace and quiet on the 15th.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) On the 6th, 7th and 8th Venus joins Neptune. Your imagination runs wild. Begin some baking and candy making on the 9th for Valentine’s Day. The new moon on the 13th shines where you plan for an exciting 3-day weekend. Love is in your stars. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You are operating

on all eight cylinders. Avoid making too many plans on the 6th because you may be disappointed. Mercury moves into your ninth house on the 10th so you think TRAVEL. How about a 4-day trip including New Orleans for the Mardi Gras?

CANCER (June 21-July 22) February is a

nice month for you. Your luck is good on the 5th so take a chance. Relax all day the 11th. The new moon on the 13th shines where you plan for financial success. People will be delighted with your homemade Valentine gifts. Indulge on Fat Tuesday.

LEO (July 23-August 22) On the 6th you think

of making a permanent commitment. ‘THINK” but don’t do it. Nobody parties like a Leo so plan early to combine Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, and the 3-day weekend. This is an opportunity that you should not pass up.

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LIBRA

(September 23-October 22) You

imagination works overtime from the 4th thru the 7th. Career issues are important even over the weekend. You are productive the week of the 8th. A new partnership could form after the 11th. The action on the 13th, 14th, and 15th may be overwhelming.

are really looking good. On the 6th and 7th Venus joins Neptune enhancing your creativity. Finish work before the 11th so you can

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) Look at your

celebrate the Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, and Presidents’ Day weekend in style. You are still smiling on the 16th.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21) Until

the 8th Pluto argues with Saturn and you are confused about decisions. Get it figured out before the 12th so you can celebrate the triple holiday – the Year of the Tiger, Valentine’s Day, and Presidents’ Day. Do it in New Orleans and celebrate Mardi Gras.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 20) You always know how to roll with the punches and come up smiling. All is well at home. The week of the 8th has a few bumps as your “outside” events interfere with your routine. Be discriminating the weekend of the 13th to avoid problems.

CAPRICORN (December 21-January 19)

You get positive vibes from Jupiter and negative ones from Pluto. The sky is the limit if you avoid snap decisions about finances. Lie low on the 6th, 7th, and 8th. From the 9th thru the 15th fun and games prevail. The parties are great, even the parade.

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18) Your imagination is working overtime, even keeping you awake at night. Partnerships may be difficult....just tune out. Put goals and resolutions into effect when the new moon makes its annual visit to your sign the 13th. Do something wild for Valentine’s Day. PISCES (February 19-March 20th) You may

have to watch your weight as Jupiter, planet of expansion, is in your sign. Change your goals from the 3rd thru the 8th. Love makes your world go round after the 11th. Valentine’s Day is a special holiday for you. The object of your affections is fortunate.

Sue Lovett is available for personal astrology readings and private parties. Visit her on the Web at www.suelovett. com or call her at 419-474-6399.

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February 3 • February 16 Where do we begin? Mercury and Venus change signs; we celebrate a new moon, welcome the Chinese Year of the Tiger; party on Valentine’s Day, take Presidents’ Day off and enjoy the Mardi Gras. — BY SUE LOVETT

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Across 1. Elegant dances in 3/4 time 8. Absorbed, as a cost 11. Commercial prefix for some winter products 14. “Spider-Man” creator 15. Postal Service creed word 16. Female octopus 17. Press regulations? 18. ___ Lingus 19. Cable letters since 1984 20. 1983 Bill Cosby comedy record 22. TV role for Bamboo Harvester 23. Accusatory question, perhaps 26. Benchmark for a golf-playing clone? 28. Cell “messenger” 29. Being bad, in a way, on Halloween night 31. Superlative suffix 32. Figure skater Kulik 34. Dainty beverage 35. Rode the bench 38. Kibbles, e.g. 40. Supplied, as a body of water 41. Burgled 42. Football’s Jaguars, on the scoreboard 43. Some CBS procedurals 44. Art photographer Goldin 45. Goes through, as laundry 47. Manning whose team missed the playoffs in 2010 48. Condition for some thirsty pre-schoolers at nap time? 51. ___ dictum (passing remark) 53. Memo intro 54. You might buy a bunch of them 56. Spanish aunt 57. “___ of Rambow” 58. One who snitches on people for stealing booze? 62. YHWH 63. Warner Brothers character on a lot of tattoos 64. The longest one in English is the Navy term “ADCOMSUBORDCOMPHIBSPAC” 65. Pepsi diet drink 66. Gp. that may meet in the gym 67. Bedside readings

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Down 1. AOL alternative 2. Follower’s ending? 3. “Aw, hell ___!” 4. Forward in manner 5. Mama Cass’s last name 6. Reading group assigned to discuss “The Jungle”? 7. Darns 8. Like some synthesizers 9. Language test for aliens 10. Sin, say 11. Entourage of a New York civil rights activist? 12. Where Hercules slew the lion 13. How some demo albums may be distributed 21. Mrs. Krabappel 22. Occult believer 23. Paints like an abstract expressionist, perhaps 24. Maumee Bay, e.g. 25. Aviation? 27. Take first steps? 30. Roadside bomb, briefly 33. Blazing 35. Wiping down the pews? 36. Handy 37. “___ With Love” 39. Vintner’s prefix 40. Distant 42. Denver who sang “Saturday Night in Toledo, Ohio” 45. Poem section 46. Big name in rubbery pizza when there’s nowhere else to eat 48. Houston-based oil company 49. “America’s Finest News Source,” with “The” 50. WWII vessel 52. Supports 55. Down with, in Dijon 57. “Interstate Love Song” band, for short 59. Magician’s name suffix 60. “Science Guy” Bill 61. maps.google.fr meas.

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