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FREE DECEMBER 2017/ Volume 4 ● Issue 12


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What I Want for Chrismas Make Memories

Manor House Holiday More Time To Enjoy




December 2017

Staff Publisher/Editor in chief Collette Jacobs

In this Issue DECEMBER 2017

Co-publisher/CHief Financial Officer Mark jacobs Editorial Editor PAT NOWAK Staff Writers athena cocoves CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Stephen Roberts, Pamela Crabtree, Chris Watson, Tom Cole, Bob Esplin Administration Accounting Robin Armstrong Digital Media saul jacobs ( Distribution Ann Harrington ( Account Executives Sales Coordinator JEN LEACH Account Managers BONNIE HUNTER Kathleen Dewar Lindsay Greene Suzanne Bell BRITTANY STAHL bstahl@adamsstreetpublishing art & Production IMANI LATEEF leah foley KELLI MILLER ANITA TIPTON Web Guru Ashley Boardman ( Phone 419.244.9859 Website

ADDRESS Adams Street Publishing 1120 Adams St. Toledo, Ohio 43604

Local Briefs Profile 5

Cover Story

— Calvin Coolidge

What I Want for Christmas 6 Gift Guide 8


slash disease 24 n Health notes 25 n Nuts


holiday spending 22 n Giving - Toys for tots


Out 26 Saba’s Bistro 1705

n Dining


From Me to You

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.

n Q&A WITH Mike Ferner


Manor House Christmas


Calendar 29 n theater 32 n MScene 33 n puzzles 34 n Event

Another year has flown by - are you ready for the holiday season? Too many of us scramble around, losing sight of the real meaning of the season. Our article, What I Want for Christmas, helps you navigate the maze and practice restraint to avoid doing too much. Are you planning on giving to charity? We list some organizations you might want to consider. For that gift or fashion item this year - we offer you choices and remember, when shopping, to consider local vendors and service providers first. MGiving introduces you to Toys for Tots - a charity that has been giving for years and MFinance assists you with ideas on how to pay for those presents. Our health column talks about nuts and how good they are for you. Dining Out visits with Tracy Bruce and Bruce II Saba at Saba’s Bistro 1705. The trio has been serving up delicious cuisine in our community for decades. Dr. Bob gives us tips to make sure our pets are safe and Tom Cole looks back fondly on teachers. MHome visits the Manor House and the return of their annual holiday celebrations. May you find peace and contentment this holiday season. May you enjoy the wonder in a small child’s eye, embrace your family and friends with love and remember the true meaning of this holiday. My best to you and your family. Suggestions and comments are always welcome - email me at Best, Pat Nowak, Editor

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Editor’s Note

327-2323 Kids are marrying and settling down later in life, forcing prospective grandparents to wait. Also, birth rates are dropping while more and more thirty-somethings decide to forego starting a family altogether. Can’t wait to start grandparenting? Now you don’t have to!

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Scoles named to Ohio Humanities Council Board

Military Memories for Authors

Clyde Scoles, longtime Director/Fiscal Officer of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, was recently named to the Board of Directors of the Ohio Humanities Council, which works to sustain vibrant communities and foster lifelong learning. ( Scoles, an Ohio Library Council Hall of Fame librarian, three-year term on the Ohio Humanities Board which began in November.

Award-winning ideas

How good is the Downtown Toledo Master Plan? Good enough to win an award from The Ohio Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA Ohio). Winning in the category of Comprehensive Planning/Large Jurisdiction, the groups involved in the collaboration are: the 22nd Century Committee, Downtown Toledo Development Corporation, MKSK Landscaping Architecture, Hill and Knowlton Development Strategies, Mannik & Smith Group and the Toledo Design Center.

Charter Senior Living Holds Groundbreaking

One of the nation’s leading senior living management companies, Charter Senior Living, held a groundbreaking for its new senior living community in Sylvania, Ohio, which is the company’s first ground-up property. The community, Garden Oaks of Sylvania, will be located at 6735 Sylvania Avenue. The onestory, 60-apartment community, with a focus on assisted living and memory care, will include 24 assisted-living suites and 36 memory-care suites.

Do you have a military story? Military Memories is Category #1 in the 2017 Ageless Authors Writing Contest, now accepting submissions from writers age 65 and older at Winners will be awarded a certificate and a cash prize: $50 for third prize, $75 for second and $100 for first. Entrants are asked to pen a short story, essay or poem that relates a rich and interesting tale of the battlefield, back on the base or on the home front. Stories should encompass the full breadth of emotion and humanity surrounding the military, with emphasis on humor, compassion and emotion. Deadline for entries is December 15. Each submission requires a $20 fee. For more information, contact Larry Upshaw,, phone 214-405-5093.

Who Will Take Care of ME?

In recent decades, there has been a significant shift in family demographics. Less and less multi-generational families who live together and take care of each other in the home. There are many reasons for this societal change but it creates a challenge for individuals who live alone and for their caregivers.

Genacross Lutheran ServicesToledo Campus Designated an Employer of Choice

The Genacross Lutheran Services-Toledo Campus, formerly Lutheran Home at Toledo, is one of 30 statewide organizations to receive the bronzelevel designation for LeadingAge Ohio’s Employer of Choice program. To recognize providers of aging services who demonstrate leadership in employee development and engagement and meet stringent workforce development criteria.

Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old? Plan Now to Safeguard Your Health and Happiness in Old Age by Joy Loverde is a step-by-step guide to

living the life you want for as long as possible. Joy Loverde is a consultant and spokesperson for the mature-market industry. Her work has been featured on NBC’s Today Show, the CBS Early Show, NPR, and in USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. She lives in Chicago. Contact Joy at, and Twitter:

Philanthropy honorees

The National Association of Fundraising Professionals presented eight honorees with awards during Annual National Philanthropy Day (ANPD) on November 9. Local honorees included: Mercy Health (Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist); Stranahan Foundation (Outstanding Foundation); Hart, Inc. (Outstanding Media Outlet or Best Nonprofit Media Coverage); Robert & Susan Savage (Outstanding Philanthropist); Brad Koller (Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser); Dave Gierke (Outstanding Fundraising Professional); Cecelia Hughes (Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Ages 5-17); and Afreen Alvi (Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Ages 18-23).

Supporting loss

The loss of a loved one is difficult for everyone, but coping can be especially difficult for children and teens. Since 2012, the nonprofit Good Grief of Northwest Ohio has responded to these specific needs by providing peer support groups for children, teens and young adults, ages 4-24, who are grieving the loss of a friend or family member. To help support this important organization, Good Grief is looking for compassionate volunteers to provide a safe environment for peer support groups. Peer groups divided by age and led by trained facilitators, encourage participants to express their thoughts and feelings through music, play, art, journaling, and other creative activities. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Shanon Bostater at 419-360-4939 or email at , web: —AC


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What was your first job? Hoeing sugar beets and soybeans for farmers in western Lucas Co. for 75 cents/hr.

Activism is his job

What health or lifestyle tips do you support? I eat chicken about once a

BY PAT NOWAK A long-time environmentalist and well-known community and peace activist, Mike Ferner was elected to two terms on Toledo City Council where he sponsored the largest investment in energy efficiency for municipal buildings in Ohio. He is the author of “Inside the Red Zone: A Veteran For Peace Reports from Iraq,� (Praeger/Greenwood), based on his two trips to Iraq, before and after the U.S. invasion. He served in the Navy Hospital Corps in the Viet Nam War and was discharged as a conscientious objector. He is a former national President of Veterans for Peace. Mike also worked as a union organizer for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and as director of communications for several national non-profit organizations. He is a coordinator of Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie and has lived on Erie’s shore in Toledo for 35 years.

month and a burger once a quarter, with an occasional fish thrown in for good measure and try to get up before noon every day. I walk 3/4 of a mile to the post office a little more often than I eat chicken but promise to exercise regularly as soon as things start falling apart.

Most memorable trip/trips? Iraq just

before and just after the U.S. invasion in 2003 and Afghanistan in 2010.

Your biggest self-indulgence? Sitting

on the swing in my front yard with a beer and a joint, watching the many species of birds flying over Lake Erie.

I have always wanted to ...? Travel

more and see Toledo adopt the kind of programs that would return Toledo to its place as a leader in public policy like it was under Samuel “Golden Rule� Jones -- things like universal pre-school, publiclyowned utilities, worker-owned cooperative businesses, a criminal justice system that treats people like human beings.

What trait do you admire in others? Compassion, a sense of humor and willingness to buy the first round.

Your pet peeve? People who’ve never been outside the country and think the U.S. is the best place on earth. Something most people don’t know about you? My wife has finally

convinced me that I am indeed too good looking for my height.

Words you live by? You just can’t beat

the Golden Rule.

What advice would you give to the younger you? Trust your gut more. Who is someone you’d like to meet?

BONUS FACTS ter food? Your favorite win Dinner. Favorite Movie?

Marilyn Monroe. I just know I could be the guy to make her happy.

Casablanca. t admire? Person you mos her. Kathy Kelly. Google

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What inspires you now? Seeing people get pleasure out of political activism.


Charity Guide Some Local Organizations Making a Difference Arts: Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Opera, Arts Commision of Greater Toledo

Animals: The Toledo Animal Shelter, Humane Ohio, Maumee Valley Save A Pet, Paws and Whiskers, The Toledo Humane Society, Toledo Zoo Social: Cherry Street Mission, United Way, Goodwill, Easter Seals, Bethany House, Aurora Project, Battered Women’s Shelter at the YWCA, Christ Child, Catholic Charities Health: The Victory Center, Alzheimer’s Foundation, MS Society, The Zepf Center, NAMI, American Heart Association, The Ability Center of Greater Toledo, Others: Make-A-Wish, Good Grief, local schools

What I Want For Christmas The true meaning By Pat Nowak What do I want for Christmas?

What a loaded question! Hopefully, we all want world peace, civility and, of course, a few million dollars under the tree would help. But what is reasonable and achievable? How about a stress-free Christmas filled with love, compassion and goodwill. How do we get there? The most important thing is to be more organized, by planning ahead and making and culling lists. Time spent upfront will be a tremendous time-saver and make the holidays more enjoyable for you and those around you. Here are some suggestions. Holiday Celebrations

From November through the end of December, there are probably 1520 events — concerts, parties, family outings, neighborhood get-togethers, the grandchildren’s holiday plays, etc., etc., etc. Let’s start with simplicity – cut down the list of “to-do’s.” Develop a strategy to cull the list and keep only the most important engagements.

Saving time

Along those lines, are you the first one to raise your hand to host the annual holiday party or decorate the entrance to the subdivision? It is now time to stop being the first one to volunteer. Whether it is the senior center bake sale or driving the carpool to the mall, stop offering and let someone else do their part. Give yourself permission to say ‘no.’


Create a minimalistic holiday space. This doesn’t necessarily mean having a Charlie Brown tree but perhaps you want to rethink the 20,000 lights on the house which take multiple days to put up and the same to take down. Think about scaling back your décor and concentrate on having a beautiful tree, a gorgeous table setting and a front door that welcomes your guests with warmth. If you want to decorate, think about paying local children or asking your grandchildren to help you. They would probably love the extra cash for their gift buying. You can also ask them to wrap presents, address your Christmas cards or run errands. Your home

When you think of your home at the holiday season does it evoke a welcoming, cozy, happy feeling? When your guests walk through the door, they should feel joy, contentment and peace. If you are stressed, you convey that to your guests. So, prune your todo list. Keep your chores manageable and remember this is not the time to think ‘annual cleaning’. Focus your attention on the kitchen and public rooms and let private areas slide until after the holiday season. Unless absolutely necessary, I have found it best to let major chores, like carpet cleaning, wait until after the new year.

from. Make your appetizers and meals ahead and freeze them. Have your guests contribute to the meal with an appetizer, dessert or a bottle of wine. Buy, don’t bake. Have you tasted some of the cakes and pies available at the supermarket and bakeries today? They are delightful, a wonderful source for delicious, pre-baked holiday treats. Gift giving

Is it time to cut the gift list? If you are like me you buy and buy and then try to keep everyone’s presents equal and it becomes a never ending trip back to the store. Rein in gift exchanges that have lost their meaning. Limit gifts to children only, draw names, organize a gift exchange or, better yet, adopt a family. When it comes time for gift giving for your family and friends, consider how the item will fit into their lives. Will it create clutter or will it be a gift they will treasure for years. Keep notes on what your family likes and when you see something during the year, buy it and put away. Make sure to have some gift cards or small treasures on hand so you’ll be ready with a last minute present. It’s so easy to forget a gift for your UPS delivery person, mail carrier, or hairdresser.

If you are having a party, make it easy – use paper instead of china - there are so many seasonal patterns to choose

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Christmas cards take time – use online cards they are every bit as heartfelt with great graphics. Or, better yet, set aside an evening to call your dear friends just to say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays.

Think of others Think local first

When you bring a present home, wrap it immediately, alleviating the need to wrap 40 packages on Christmas Eve.

More and more people try to save the drive, the traffic, and the parking nightmares (not to mention the long lines) by shopping online. But have you thought about the impact on our local economy and what this does to our neighboring businesses? Think about shopping at the local small businesses close to your home. It will save you the long, headache-inducing trips to the mall and your neighborhood merchants will love you. When thinking of others, consider the causes that are most important for you and your family - is it adopting a family or perhaps supporting an agency that has offered meaningful help? Look around your community to benefit local recipients.

Let’s find the meaning During the holidays, a good idea might be staying close to the hearth instead of traveling. Discover the fun of the holiday with a “stay-cation” that allows for evening drives to see the lights, family camp-outs in front of the Christmas tree, and evenings spent with carols and popcorn. Make the holiday memorable by spending time with your family and friends doing art activities, playing music, providing plenty of outdoor time, cooking meals together, reading, playing games and watching movies. Build memories to recall for years in the future.

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Also, remember to devote some time to your well-being. Take a yoga or exercise break. Spend an afternoon getting a pedicure or facial. Make time for a long, scented bath. Take a walk in the woods and meditate. Whatever helps you unwind and sleep will allow you to wake well-rested—and ready for more holiday fun. Most importantly - when you walk through the door of your home, put a stop to the craziness of the outside world. This is the season for you and for your family, so make time and room for love. Give lots of hugs and good wishes. When you feel the love of the holidays, you will get all you want for Christmas.



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Perfect presents for everyone in your life Everyone on your list deserves a gift that’s as unique as they are. Find the perfect pick for everyone in your life at one of Toledo’s many fantastic independent businesses. We took a look at six locally owned favorites and found great gifts that your friends and family are sure to enjoy.

Author Julie Garwood once said, “Education isn’t just about feeding the brain. Art and music feed the heart and soul.” We couldn’t agree more. Both children and adults can benefit from the brain-stimulating of music lessons. Do you have someone in your life that’s a budding, or former, musician? Whether you’re getting them into the lesson room for the first time, or pushing them to revive an old passion, Forté Music School offers the perfect harmony of professionalism and pleasure. With over 35 music teachers, all with college training or professional performance experience, offering lessons in voice and more instruments than you can name, Forté has a well-earned reputation as the greater Toledo area’s largest music school. Students can learn a variety of styles, ranging from classical to contemporary pop— and everything in between— ensuring everyone finds something that is truly music to their ears.


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112 W. Front St., Perrysburg. 419-874-7451. For busy friends, to those who have retired from the kitchen, to someone who just needs a little extra help, home delivered meals from Royal Deli Foods are a wonderful way to say, “Relax— I have you covered.” Locally owned and operated since 1956, the meal delivery service brings affordable, nutritious and colorful meals, full of fresh fruits and veggies, to their client’s home twice a week. Every week, clients choose from a diverse menu of a dozen entrees, plus new lunches, and then receive refrigerated, never frozen, meals that only need to be heated. In addition, Royal Deli Foods offers sandwiches, Jonny Almonds, and coffee available for delivery. Meals are developed by Northwest Ohio Area Office on Aging to ensure delicious meals that offer the best in senior nutrition. Ohio Medicaid PASSPORT approved.

In 1888, Edward Drummond Libbey moved his father’s 70 year-old company, the new England Glass Company, to Toledo, Ohio. Four years later, he changed the company’s name to The Libbey Glass Company and the rest was history. Today, Libbey Glass proudly carries the Glass City’s torch as the top glassware manufacturer in the Americas. Get friends and family in touch with this important part of Toledo history by gifting them a contemporary and sleek piece of glass or tableware. Finding serving, baking and cooking sets, gorgeous standalone pieces, vintage-inspired barware, and eclectic items that sure to be a favorite in any kitchen. Whether you’re looking for an iconic platter for the cook who has everything, or well-made and sturdy staples for someone just starting out, Libbey Glass will prove themselves a worthy Toledo tradition.




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Middle East Market: 4623 W. Bancroft St., 419-531-3999. 9am-8pm, Monday-Saturday. 9am-5pm, Sunday. Like two turtle doves, good things come in pairs. For a holiday duo that suits those with an adventurous appetite, stop by Sidon Lebanese Grille & Bakery and the Middle East Market, located right next to each other on Bancroft. Great gifts for gourmands can be found in the market, which offers ethnic groceries, unique items, bakery and deli treats, fresh Halal meats, and great produce, including fruits and veggies you won’t find in a typical supermarket. For someone who prefers eating to cooking, a gift card to Sidon means plenty of hearthealthy, mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine.

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7166 Front St., Holland. 419-866-6288. 10:30am-5:30pm, Tuesday-Saturday. Finding that perfect gift can be difficult— especially when you’re buying for someone who seems to have everything. We think the perfect solution to this common-problem is picking up a beautiful hand blown piece of glass art. Since opening in 2002, Toledo glass artist Matt Paskiet has offered locally made works in his fine art glass gallery and hot shop. Find Christmas bulbs, functional glass objects, and gorgeous pieces of art in the gallery all week long. Stop by the Holiday Open House from 6-10pm on Friday, December 8 for after-hours shopping and live glassblowing demonstrations.

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2461 N. Reynolds Rd., 419-536-6206. 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday. 10am-2pm, Saturday While That Special Woman isn’t a perfect fit for everybody, it’s a saving grace for those who need it. A Toledo-based mastectomy, chemotherapy and breast cancer center, That Special Woman is Northwest Ohio’s first and largest Mastectomy and Chemotherapy boutique that helps women who truly deserve to look and feel their best. Owner and breast cancer survivor Kris Beard helps women find exactly what they need, including breast prostheses (available in five styles and all sizes), bras to fit everyone (including “regular” and large size non-mastectomy bras), swimwear, more than 125 wigs, a variety of headwear and miscellaneous items, such as bracelets, mugs, scarves, t-shirts, pins, books and more. Nationally accredited since 2006, the boutique participates with Medicare, most Ohio insurance companies and Ohio Medicaid, and some Michigan insurance companies. No appointment needed. Housebound and nursing home visits are available. If you cannot call to verify your coverage, the boutique will call your insurance company at the time of your visit.


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Fashion Holiday Sparkle So many options Pat Nowak

Holiday season fashion is a cornucopia of fabulous looks that define trends and can run the gamut from that perfect little updated black dress to getting ready to flee the winter scene in places of warmth and sunshine.

Ready to get on the pla ne with a warm weather look great for Florida

Your days are hectic, no need for your wardrobe to be - a gre at look for all those holiday errands

The perfect casual look always with an edge.

If a new coat is in your future, choose plush piling or a dramatic cape. The looks we show here are from Amy’s Allie, Elegant Rags and Vivian Cate.

You want to be se en and this is the ou tfit

Red is the dominant color and teal and purple are also holiday favorites. Of course, velvet is used in many outfits. Military looks are strong as are leopard prints. No holiday is complete without sequins on skirts, tops or accents.


A beautiful coat is a must especially when paired with the perfect after five look

Lots of glitz for the holidays and you can make a scene with this fabulous cape

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A few basics before buying pet meds online By Dr. Bob Esplin Having survived Black Friday, we are now in the heart of the holiday shopping season. While the malls are sure to be busy, many will be burning up the internet with online shopping. It’s easy and convenient to fill our carts from the comfort of our couches, but let’s take a moment to address buying veterinary drugs and supplies from online sources and big box stores.

Relationships are critical for pet care

The veterinary client-patient-doctor relationship is critical to the overall well-being of your pet. A complete medical record for each pet enables the doctor to know all treatments that have or are being given to their patient. When you bypass your vet, you may save a few dollars but you create a void in the pet’s medical record. Most of the primary veterinary pharmaceutical companies do not sell their products to online pharmacies, big box stores or other non-veterinary outlets. These companies will only support products sold by a veterinarian. For example, Zoetis, a global animal health company, has a policy ” to sell our prescription medications for dogs and cats exclusively to licensed veterinarians.” There has been a serious problem with counterfeit products being sold to trusting and unsuspecting pet owners. Learn more about this at ResourcesforYou. At Sylvania Vet, we have a copy of the Zoetis letter regarding non-veterinary selling of prescription products - just stop in and ask and we’d be happy to share it with you!

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Inspected and certified Inspections of the three area AAHA-certified hospitals occurred late last month. SylvaniaVET has had a triennual inspection and certification since 1978. If a vet practice is not certified by the American Animal Hospital Association then they are never inspected by any organization for meeting even minimal standards of care. Yes, you read that right! The State of Ohio does not inspect veterinary practices. AAHA hospitals meet over 900 criteria of excellence in providing patient care and client service.


FEAR FREE MOMENT FOR YOUR PET: Bring your dog to their visit hungry and feed its meal from a baggie of food while you travel and wait for the exam. Play quiet or classical music on the radio. Ask about using Adaptil for your dog who stresses when traveling or visiting the vet, kennel, groomer or trainer.


Look Back Tom Cole

My favorite teachers were Mrs. Czerniak and Sister Cabrini they taught Seventh and Eighth grade at St. Patrick of Heather Downs back 1960’s . They were incredible teachers that were encouragers . They inspired. They made you believe and understand your potential.

Mark Jacobs

Miss Krone, my third grade teacher, was so much fun — a unique quality for a teacher in 1966. OR Fred Marlo, my high school newspaper advisor. If only he could see me edit now. He taught me that the term deadline means, if you don’t make it, you’re dead.

What We Learn from a Teacher

Leah Foley

Say thanks

I have to say Paul Michalak and Harry Hall from Bedford High School. One let me leave in my Junior year as a member of DECA (fun times) and the other one made me stay so I could graduate!!! You know who you are!

By Tom Cole If you asked men and women to look back at who the most influential people in their lives were, other than their parents, the great majority of respondents would say a teacher or coach. Teachers and coaches are a uniquely-talented group, trying to make a difference in young people’s lives every day. When you think back to your school days, when you were really trying to find out who you were and what you were going to become, think how many times a teacher or coach helped direct your path toward success.

Heroes to many Teachers and coaches are people who work incredibly hard, often for much less pay than they deserve given the level of responsibility (our children) and commitment. They are truly the working class heroes in our society. They care. They are concerned. They inspire and, when necessary, they discipline. They don’t ask for praise or credit; they just show up every day working hard to change young people’s lives. They

prepare students to become good family leaders and providers, outstanding professionals and people that care about others. But I think the most important aspect of a teacher or coach is that they have a sort of superpower — the ability to see a young student’s or athlete’s talents, capabilities and skills, that oftentimes the student themselves are unable to see or recognize. Perhaps through a talk, by setting an example, making a simple suggestion or just providing needed attention can make all the difference in the life of a student. So when you reflect back on your life and your successes, remember that special teacher or coach that took time with you that made a difference. Everyone can name that teacher or coach now. You know who they are. Look them up if you can and say thanks. Write them a note and tell them how incredible you thought they were. Teaching or coaching in the past or today, they are the heroes that make our community better every day.


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Toys For Tots Makes Christmas Merrier Semper Fidelis or Semper Fi is the motto of the United States Marine Corps, meaning ever faithful. And, what more faithful and compassionate mission can there be than to help children? Toys for Tots (TFT), a program of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve, was founded in 1947 by Major Bill Hendricks, in Los Angeles. In the following years, the program expanded into a nationwide community action project. One local hero helping to make Christmas merrier for children in six Ohio counties is Staff Sargeant Daniel G. Stoll II, 31, stationed at Weapons Company 124 in Perrysburg, Ohio. Stoll, a Marine for 13 years and the coordinator of our area’s TFT for three years, explains that “the program has been active in this area over the past 50 years.” Stoll coordinates “six counties in Northwest Ohio and that gets us to about 10,000 kids.” They average four to five gifts per child “depending on the age group and TFT provides gift items for anybody between 3 and 9 years old.” He said the most difficult children to buy for are the “ages under 3 and teenagers.”

Coordinating with The Salvation Army One of the TFT collaborators in the distribution of toys in Lucas, Ottawa, Wood, Henry and Fulton counties is the Salvation Army (SA). The SA coordinator, Major Scott Kelly, is located at 620 N. Erie St., Toledo. Major Kelly, with the SA for 30 years and helping TFT for two years, said TFT “don’t necessarily take applications, because the Marines don’t have a system set up, that’s why they partner with us.” Major Kelly said that last year the SA helped 3,419 families and distributed 44,000 toys.”

Maureen (Mo) Saponari, Salvation Army’s Director of Social Services in Ottawa County, in Port Clinton, said the SA “ focuses on giving toys worth under $25.” She finds the basic toys are still popular as little girls still love dolls and boys love matchbox cars. But the organization does try “to focus on handson toys and games.” Though TOYS is the keyword in TFT, Staff Sgt. Stoll emphasized the need for monetary donations because “a lot of people see TFT and see a box in Toys “R” Us and say, ‘I’m going to donate’ and what they see in their mind is a 5, 6, 7, or 8-yearold little boy or girl - so they buy a car or Barbie doll.” By donating money in lieu of toys, TFT, a nonprofit organization, is able “to go to local businesses and spend the money on the necessary items we need to fill the gaps. Sometimes we have so much for the middle age group and so little for the other ones.” Toy bins are located at many businesses throughout Northwest Ohio. To make a monetary donation, contact Staff Sgt. Stoll at or visit

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but only in the precise area necessary, based on the customized tissue map. This process is repeated until all of the cancerous tissue is removed. This entire surgery, along with closing the surgery site, is almost always completed on the same day. Since the tissue removal, processing, and microscopic examination happen in an outpatient office setting, patients no longer have to wait several days or weeks Mohs Surgery explained to find out if their skin cancer has So what is Mohs Surgery? Mohs been completely removed. Surgery is a special technique that Mohs Surgery is considered a not only removes less tissue than a standard of care at large, world-class standard excision, but also allows organizations like the Cleveland the patient to leave that day with Clinic, Mayo Clinic, and Memoconfirmation that the skin cancer rial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. was completely removed from the And, it’s available right here in Tosite. ledo at your dermatologist’s office, In the physician’s office, the without the high costs associated Mohs surgeon carefully removes with operating room based procethe cancerous tissue (while avoiding dures. as much healthy tissue as possible), If you have an unhealing, bleedmaps the tissue with different colors ing, or changing lesion, please of ink, and examines the margins schedule an appointment with under the microscope. The Mohs your board-certified dermatologist surgeon analyzes the entire edge of for a skin check. With better rethe tissue under a microscope to sults, lower costs and lower risks, make sure that every last bit of the advancements like Mohs Surgery cancer was removed. If any cancer can put your mind at ease should cells are detected, the surgeon goes skin cancer surgery become necesback to remove a little more tissue, sary.

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Finance Ceasing the Holiday Madness

Quantity, quality and appropriate spending By Chris Watson There is no question, Americans like to spend money during the Holidays. We spend money on food, on gifts, on events, even clothes and parties. The problem is staying within a budget. Today’s holiday landscape is filled with discounts, occasions, and above all, spur-of-the-moment opportunities that would challenge even the most disciplined spender. According to the American Research Group, Inc’s most recent Holiday Shopping survey, as a country, each household plans on spending over $900 on gift giving, a 5% increase over previous years. This figure has been steadily increasing over the past decade. A recent survey found that a typical child owns over 230 toys but routinely plays with about a dozen “favorites.” Given these factors, gift giving can be either wasteful, stressful, or both, contrary to the essence of the holiday spirit. Here are a few simple ideas to make gift giving more enjoyable and memorable. Seek experiences instead of things Grabbing a toy or a desired piece of clothing is easy, it wraps quickly,

and everybody is happy…right? Maybe. Behind the purchasing of things can be a world of pitfalls, including sizes, colors, and the dreaded specter of returns. Many default to gift cards to solve all of these problems but those may awaken other issues. Buying a gift card for a child commits the parents to a store trip they may not have time for, or the risk that the card will not actually be used. According to Marketwatch. com, gift cards totaling over a billion dollars go unused each year. That isn’t to say gift cards are ineffective, particularly when coupled with an experience. Giving a movie or restaurant gift card to parents might be problematic. Pair that gift card with the offer to sit with the grandkids for the evening while they use it and you have doubled the value. The reverse works as well. Take the grandkids to a matinee movie and leave the parents alone for the afternoon. Local places like the Maumee Indoor Theater, The Paramount in Fremont, or when the weather warms up, the Sundance Drive-In, are all great, affordable options.

Anything that involves doing something with a loved one will be much more impactful than a gift card to an online shopping service. The key to creating gift experiences is to make it convenient for the person who is receiving the gift. Meeting them for lunch near their place of work for a quick bite can brighten an otherwise mundane day…for both parties. The cost of the meal cannot compare with priceless time spent together. Practical can be personal When trying to stay in a budget it is easy to think that small lacks significance. This is not the case. For a teenager, college student, or even a young adult, filling their car with gas will go a long way to making their life easier. The same can be said for bringing a family dinner. Post holiday winters can be hectic and difficult for young families. Bringing a simple, kid friendly meal, is an inexpensive way to break up the postholiday grind, spending time with your family, while not spend a lot of money. The same holds true for any friend.

More importantly, don’t forget that practical gifts can be both the most appreciated and cost effective. Have a friend who is always complaining about how dirty their car


looks? Buy a couple of car washes. Not a detail, not a full-blown membership to a car cleaning club, just a couple of washes to brighten up their day (and their car). Better yet, borrow their keys and run their car through the wash yourself. The bottom line is you know your friends and family. With a little thought, you know what they desire but, for some reason, never get around to getting or doing. Delivering that small yet useful gift in the middle of the holiday madness is practical, personal, and most of all, thoughtful. Budget…period Financial planners talk about staying within a budget for the holidays. The reason they talk about it is because most people don’t do it. To avoid the holiday sticker shock set a budget and stick to it. Recognize that there will never be a way to meet all expectations or media driven imagination. Likewise, there is no way complete to all the purchases on every gift list. Time is a gift that is unique and irreplaceable. Thoughtful gifts that involve our time and our presence go further, cost less, and build the very thing we are trying to engender: memories.

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Eating Nuts Cracks Disease Risk by Stephen A handful of nuts a day slashes the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other diseases according to scientists worldwide who continue to research the link between health and nut consumption.. In 2016, researchers from the UK and Norway published an article, “Nut consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease, total cancer, all-cause and cause- specific mortality: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies” (D. Aune, N. Keum, et al,) They analyzed 20 scientific studies to help identify gaps in knowledge as well as to further


with a cost of $20, with 454 grams in a pound, works out to be approximately 23 servings of 20 grams each, with a daily cost of less than 90 cents, to reap the positive effect of nut consumption. They are also tasty. One local purveyor is the Bassett Nut Company located at 6210 Merger Drive in Holland. Their phone number is 419-866-7500 and their hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8:30 – 5:00 pm with special Saturday hours in December. In discussion with Mr. Larry Robbins, V.P. of Sales, I learned that while Bassett Nut happily sells to the public, the majority of their business is corporate food gifts, providing customers, other businesses and employees with healthy snacks. According to Mr. Robbins the latest trend in the nut business, in the corporate sector, is a movement toward healthier options. Sales of raw nuts and non-salted nuts has increased. Consider eating a handful of nuts a day to improve your health.

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In 2016, Ohio led the nation in opioid related deaths with over 2100 people losing their lives; 151 of those in Toledo. In response to the crisis, the University of Toledo Medical Center and Harbor Behavioral Health have partnered with the Hazelden Betty Ford Patient Care Network, the nation’s leading nonprofit treatment provider for substance abuse, to create a powerful front against the rising epidemic. This new partnership will grant UTMC access to a number of tools, resources, and leading health professionals working on the forefront of the crisis. Using an evidence-based approach, the two collaborating organizations hope to benefit those in Toledo suffering from substance misuse, by guiding them toward recovery. For more information, call 419-383-4000 or visit — How can we help you?

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Dini ng out Dining Dynasty Saba’s Bistro 1705

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When you think of Toledo restaurateurs, many names come to mind, but a constant among those in the hospitality industry are Bruce and Tracy Saba, now of Saba’s Bistro 1705 and TJ’s Catering. Tracy started in the restaurant business fifty-one years ago at the Park Cafe and moved over to Frank Unkle’s Restaurant when it debuted. On the other side of town at Centre’s Supermarket, Bruce Saba had a successful career in the grocery business but, tired of counting loaves of bread, was looking for a change... He met Tracy at Frank Unkle’s and they married. Armed with his knowledge of the best cuts of meat and how to choose the best produce, he was offered a position as general manager of the restaurant.

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The pair decided it was time to strike out on their own and they took over operation of the Charcoal House on Talmadge Rd. Clarence Nopper, the landlord, charged a modest $6.00 a square foot for rent when other area businesses were paying 4-5 times as much. They operated the Charcoal House for twenty years until it closed due to Nopper’s death. They then opened TJ’s Catering and planted roots at the Erie Street Market - the first business to open there and the last to close sixteen years later. Their specialty was sandwiches and TJ’s Taters - killer potato chips that are made with a secret recipe. They regularly sold over 300 lbs. a week. They operated Kokomo’s and Saba’s Chop house in the space that housed the former Someplace Else in Sylvania, and later was the home of Louie G’s, The Southbriar and now, Tekela’s. After a brief stint at Chili Jack’s, where their son Bruce II joined the family business, all three landed at Sa-

L to R - The Sabas, Bruce and Tracy, and son Bruce, a family history of serving Toledo.

ba’s Bistro 1705 in the Holiday Inn in Maumee in 2008. The owners of the hotel had never operated a full-service bar or restaurant and, clearly perplexed, asked one of their food purveyors for suggestions on hiring a management crew to operate the food facility. The Saba’s were called and, before they even agreed to come on board, the owners announced that they were starting the next day. Now, nine years later the restaurant is flourishing.

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Saba’s Bistro 1705, despite being in a hotel, is run like a local business - great food, a cocktail hour from 5-7 Monday through Friday and, most importantly,


outstanding service. Bruce stresses that even though he has a great corporate business, he wants travelers to have amenities like draft beer with regional names and first class cuisine. He wants customers from around the country to ask for him by name. He also wants the local community to feel like this is a neighborhood restaurant. With recent changes to the interior, Saba’s is now becoming the new, trendy place to gather. The menu is varied with choice or higher-quality prime New York Strip/ Porterhouse/Filet Mignon steaks, prime burgers and specials every week that include appetizers and 2-3 entrees.

The burger is amazing and, of course, TJ’s Taters are on the menu. Desserts like bread pudding, carrot cake and brownie sundaes are all homemade and not to miss. The restaurant is open seven days for breakfast and dinner - no lunch. It is available for birthday parties, bridal showers, wakes and meetings.

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Deck the Wreath Wine Trail - This self-driving tour takes you to wineries along the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Wine Trail, where you’ll receive complimentary appetizers and wine samples. Includes Chateau Tebeau, Gillig Winery, and Firelands Winery. Noon-6pm December 8 and 9. $40/person, $50/ couple. Reserve your spot at 440-466-4417.


Carols and Ales - whateverandeveramen perform traditional Christmas carols and drinking songs at this sing-along event, featuring drinks from Earnest Brew Works and a special treat from Pizza Cat. 6-10pm. $15/ticket. Earnest Brew Works, 4342 S. Detroit Ave., 419-340-2589.


New Years Eve Dinner and After Party Ring in the new year with a scrumptious five-course dinner from Chef Tony, followed by music, dancing, a champagne toast, and a balloon drop at midnight. Semi-formal attire. Reservations required. 6pm-1am. $70/ticket. NINE at Hensville, 9 N. St. Clair St., 419-724-4499.


Beer Garden at the Lights Before Christmas - Every night at Lights, you can stop by the new Beer Garden located near the Beastro, for some wine, seasonal beer, or a spiked warm toddy. 5:30-8:30pm weekdays. 5:30-9:30pm weekends. The Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way. 419-385-5721.



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Home A Manor House Christmas By Pat Nowak

Fostering unprecedented economic growth, American industrialists acquired great wealth in the first half of the 20th century. Northwest Ohio benefited from this prosperity as it became a center of transportation and manufacturing growth. Champion Spark Plug Company founders, brothers Robert A. and Frank.D. Stranahan, became enormously wealthy and used their money to benefit the greater Toledo community in many ways. The Manor House, Robert’s impressive mansion and sprawling estate is a testament to the great business success the brothers enjoyed. The existence of Wildwood today is the result of a citizens’ campaign and successful ballot initiative in the mid-1970s to preserve the property as a public park. Today, Wildwood Preserve, it is a popular part of the Metropark system. For the past 30 years, volunteers have decorated the Manor House for the holiday season. Every year the home is beautifully adorned with nostalgic and eclectic decor. This year the home will be open for two weeks. Come enjoy the many festivities from Saturday, December 2 through Sunday, December 17.


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Friday 1

Sign up for 2018 workshops, sample classes, and enjoy vendors, artist demos, music, holiday lights, food trucks, and more. 5-9pm Friday, December 1. 10am-5pm Saturday, December 2. Noon-5pm Sunday, December 3. Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., 419-5365566. Free



Earnest Brew Works 1st Anniversary Party

Join Earnest Brew Works in the taproom as they celebrate their first, successful year with food, drink, and friends. Special anniversary firkins Vanilla Spice Cake White Ale & Chocolate Cake Brown Ale will be tapped, and Earnest beers Evil Ernie Imperial Stout and Fat Bastard Wee Heavy Scottishstyle Ale make their debut. 3pm. Earnest Brew Works, 4342 S. Detroit Ave., 419-340-2589. Free

Flurries of Fun

St. Luke’s Auxiliary presents its 2017 Flurries of Fun fundraiser, where Imagination Station will demonstrate handson extreme science and Santa will make an appearance. Ticket includes meal, beverage, and all activities. 6-8pm. $8/ticket, free/2 and under. St. Luke’s Hospital Auditoriums A & B, 5901 Monclova Rd., Maumee. 419-893-5911.



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Sun3 Tours de Noel

Tour four beautiful houses in the OWE, then stop by the Gift Boutique, grab a snack or coffee, and explore Old West End Antiques. Noon-7pm. $12/presale, $15/day of, $5/single house ticket. Historic Old West End Neighborhood. 419-244-4921.


Toledo Bar Association Auxiliary’s 11th annual event features a trunk show by local vendors, raffle, and beautiful handmade gifts. 11am2pm. Raffle tickets start at $5. The Inverness Club, 4601 Dorr St., 419-578-9000.

craft beers while you explore the unique art featured in the gallery. Join the raffle to try for a t-shirt or beer stein. Takes place as part of the Miracle on Main Street. Reserve your spot online. 5-9pm. $25. River Centre Gallery, 5679 Main St., 419-882-8949.



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American Woodshop Scott Phillips will be doing a woodworking demonstration, Q&A, and photo opportunity at Toledo Woodcraft. His show has been broadcasting for over 25 years. 10am-3pm. Toledo Woodcraft, 5311 Airport Highway, 419-389-0560. Free



Miracle on Main Street - Enjoy a weekend chock full of holiday fun, including live music, art walks, silent auction fundraisers, craft beer tastings, movies, a 5K fun run, a Christmas parade, and tree lighting. 5-8pm Friday, December 1. 10am-9pm Saturday, December 2. Noon-7:30pm Sunday, December 3. Downtown Sylvania. 419-517-0118. Free

to begin a tour of beautiful homes, pick up your map, and enjoy complimentary refreshments. Presented by the Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society. 10am-4pm. $15/advance, $18/day of. Brandville School, 1133 Grasser St., Oregon. 419-693-2956.

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Sunday 3


the holidays with the Annual Christmas Festival and Cookie Walk, featuring crafters and vendors from around the area. 9am2pm. Zion Lutheran Church, 8307 Memorial Hwy., Ottawa Lake, MI. 419-410-9380.

Take a look around the beautiful old home while enjoying scrumptious treats and teas. 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm sessions. $30. Matthew Brown House, 1107 N. Superior St., 419-266-8039. Check Facebook for details.

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Club presents their Holiday Crafting for Charity event, featuring a variety of craft items and awesome raffle prizes. Tickets are 6 for $5. A portion of all exhibitor sales will be donated to Serenity Farms. O-I Plaza Two, 1890 North Wilkinson Way, Perrsyburg. 567-336-7975. Free

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Ebert instructs as you paint a set of two wineglasses with a beautiful flower design that decorates both the inside and the outside of the glasses. Registration required. 2:30-5pm. $37. Art Supply Depo, 29 S. St. Clair St., 419-720-6462.

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Build a gingerbread house, enjoy tea, food, and desserts, and check out the Christmas Shoppe for gifts and trinkets. Proceeds benefit those affected by the hurricanes. 12:303:30pm. $30/person or $50/ Tea & Gingerbread House package. Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. 419-878-8548. [Film]

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Come see the premiere of a documentary about domestic violence and the beginning of the safe, transitional shelter known as the Bethany House, founded by the Sisters of St. Francis. 3pm. Franciscan Center at Lourdes, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. 419-727-4948. Free CONTINUED ON P.30

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Aging With Grace: What’s So Funny About Aging? - Comedi-

enne and speaker Cheryl Henke presents an afternoon focused on aging with grace. Lunch vouchers available. Please RSVP by December 1. 10:30-11:30am. Genesis Village, 2429 S Reynolds Rd., 419-720-1286. Free


Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The

dazzling musical show by TSO returns for two performances. 3:30pm and 8pm. $35-$75. Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., 419-255-3300.

Friday 8 [Misc.]

Holiday Party - The Area Office

on Aging hosts their annual Holiday Party, with music, dancing, festive food, and a visit from St. Nick. 11am-1:30pm. Premier Banquet Complex, 4430 Heatherdowns Blvd., 419-382-0624.

Mallstars Merry Days - Meet

Santa and take a picture, and get in the Christmas mood with holiday crafts and activities. All ages welcome. 3-5pm. Macy’s Wing of Franklin Park Mall, 5001 Monroe St., 419-473-3317.

Sunday 10 [Misc.]

Sip & Shop - Shop from a variety


of local artisans and vendors as you enjoy a glass of wine. Noon-3pm. Majestic Oak Winery, 13554 Mohler Rd., Grand Rapids. 419-875-6474. Free

Sunday 10



14th Annual Holiday Cookie Sale - The Holiday Cookie Sale, present-

ed by the St. Anna Ladies Guild, will feature holiday cookies, kolachi cookies, decorated cookies, kolachi rolls of different flavors, specialty items, and the St. Anna’s Gift Shop. 10am-2pm. St. George Orthodox Cathedral, 738 Glenwood Rd., 419-662-3922. Free

Heritage Holiday - Bring the

Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony The dedication for the new Peace Pole, a tribute to the unity between different languages and religions, includes a unity circle, live music, and refreshments. 10am-noon. Temple Shomer Emunim, 6453 W. Sylvania Ave., 419-724-0363. Free

Thursday 14 [Art]

whole family to try Victorian holiday games, try warm cider and cookies, listen to carols, and enjoy more holiday activities. 1-4pm. Carter Historic Farm, 18331 Carter Rd., Bowling Green. 419-3531897. Free

Wine & Design - Sip on delicious

wines while creating a holiday wreath with your wine cork initial. Admission covers supplies, appetizers, and a drink. Register by Tuesday, December 12. 6:30-8:30pm. $40/person. Majestic Oak Winery, 13554 Mohler Rd., Grand Rapids. 419-875-6474. [Music]

Frank Sinatra Night - Enjoy the

soothing sounds of Sinatra’s tunes, performed by Joel Hazard. 6-9pm. The Pub at Paula Brown Shop, 912 Monroe St., 419-241-8100. Free

Friday 15 [Misc.]

Historic Vistula Christmas Tea & Open House - Take a look around

11:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm sessions. $30. Matthew Brown House, 1107 N. Superior St., 419-266-8039. Check Facebook for details.

Saturday 16 [Fitness]

UpTown Toledo’s 5K Santa Run/ Walk - After this festive holiday walk and run, join the Toledo Club for an after party with live music, refreshments, and an awards ceremony. Wearing red is encouraged. 9am-1:30pm. $35. UpTown Green Park, 1806 Madison Ave., [Literature]

Poetry at The Peacock Presents: Holiday Heart for a Cause Enjoy

an evening of poetry, refreshments, and holiday spirit. Gift and non-perishable food donations accepted for local families. 8-11pm. $5 cover. Peacock Cafe, 2007 Monroe St., 419-241-8004.

Thursday 21 [Art]

Art Loop - The last art loop of the

year is upon us! Don’t miss out on the amazing art, music, food, and culture downtown. Wristbands cost $1.25 and grant you unlimited bus rides. 5:30-9pm. Downtown Toledo. Free [Misc.]

Solstice Winter Walk - Celebrate the first day of winter and shortest day of the year with a beautiful outdoor walk. 6-7pm. Wildwood Preserve, 5100 W. Central Ave., 419-407-9790. Free

the beautiful old home while enjoying scrumptious treats and teas.


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required. 11:30am-12:30pm. Margaret Hunt Senior Center, 2121 Garden Lake Dr., 419-385-2595.


Art & Soul Poetry - Each month,

featured local poets perform at this open mic night. Food and refreshments available. 6-7pm. Art & Soul Gallery, 3142 Markway Rd. 419-787-8802.

Mon-Sat: 10AM-8PM Sun: 11AM-6PM


Ice Carvings at Lights Before Christmas - Magnificent ice sculp-

tures will rise right before your eyes in the Zoo’s Main Plaza during the Lights. 6pm. Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way. 419-385-5721. toledozoo. org. Free with Lights admission

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Christmas at the Hunt Center

Enjoy a delicious Christmas meal at the Hunt Center. Reservations

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Housing Guide

Independent Living The Elizabeth Scott Community 2720 Albon Road Maumee, OH 43537

Oakleaf Village and The Grove


4220 N. Holland-Sylvania Toledo, OH 43623 419-885-3934 Oakleaf Village is an Independent and Assisted Living apartment community that offers all of the comforts of home with the peace and security of 24/7 care by a staff of caring professionals. Residents feel at home in their private studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments. Your customdesigned personal care program will have exactly what you need – from basic services to more customized care and monitoring. We welcome the opportunity to show you the Oakleaf Village community and The Grove memory care facility on our campus. Contact us at 419-885-3934 for more information or to make an appointment today.

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The Elizabeth Scott Community offers a variety of living units for seniors. Independent Living units are unfurnished one-bedroom and studio apartment models. Each apartment features walk-in closets (one-bedroom); full kitchen with stove, oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher; private washer and dryer (one-bedroom); with daily continental breakfast and dinner included. Amenities include a Resident Activity Center with fitness equipment; heated outdoor pool; daily social programs; utilities including Wi-Fi; and weekly housekeeping. Elizabeth Scott staff will also greet you every morning in your apartment. The Elizabeth Scott Community also offers two distinct levels of Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing if further care is needed. In September 2015, the Elizabeth Scott Community opened a 12,000 square foot Skilled Rehabilitation facility. The Skilled Rehabilitation facility offers state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient treatment along with14 private rooms with private baths. For more information, please email Matt Bucher at or call 419-724-5021.


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One story apartment community for ages 55 and older. Ground level living, no steps. You’ll have it all under one roof... library, activities & craft room, beauty salon, fireside lounge, game room, exercise room, coffee shoppe, patios, community room, washer/dryer hookups and activities. Family owned and operated. Offering the best in luxury adult living. Just like home... only better! Rents from $840.

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12/17 - Mature Living News  

Holiday Issue, Gifts & Giving, What I Want for Christmas, Manor House Holiday

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