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Electric daze Wow, I am so happy to see the DEMF event brought to Toledo in the form of a review (“Three Days in Detroit”, June 10 - June 23, 2009)! I’ve been going since it first started (back when it was known as the Detroit Electronic Music Festival – and when it was FREE) and it’s still a world class event. Last year I went to South Beach in Miami for the World Music Conference and let me tell you, I’ll never waste my time or money again, when I can spend a fraction of the cost to hear even better music in Detroit. Many of my close friends live in Detroit and we too often find ourselves talking about the city’s bad rap, even though there is so much flavor there! From the Heidelberg Project to the music scene, it’s such a great city for young people. Thanks for sharing this – hopefully it will encourage Toledo to get in on the electronic music scene!

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tion to run for office. Seek a person who is experienced and can provide leadership without bias to the Party, reach out to the community, appoint a business leader of our community or a Donna Owens or a Tom Crothers or a Tom Pounds or a John McHugh, experienced but not politically motivated to seek office. Select a statesman who affects policy rather than policy affected by politics. Once this appointment is made, appoint this experienced Statesman President of Council, again, avoid politics, consider the needs of Toledo. How refreshing it would be to have our political leaders take the high road of a paradigm shift, being more concerned with the welfare of Toledo and dismissing “politics as usual.”

Counseling council Toledo City Council has many issues to contend with: rising unemployment, lagging economic development, budget deficits, increasing crime, decreased city services, employee layoffs and potholes. Now, unleashed in the midst of all these issues, is the search for a replacement to Council for Mark Sobczak, who resigned. If the process plays out in usual political fashion, we will again witness the partisanship and divisions within the parties and the end result will be a flawed, biased appointment of a person to fill the seat. It plays out like a three ring circus, which creates great press the media enjoys; but is harmful to effective government. Will the best person be appointed, or the best-connected person? I challenge the Republican and Democratic chairmen and Council to effect a paradigm shift and consider the best interests of Toledo rather than the interests of the political parties. Appoint a statesman to the position, a person who has no desire or inclina-

Editor’s Note: Shanahan ran for City Council at Large in 2005 on Mayor Ford’s ticket and City Council District 2 in 2007. She has a lawsuit filed against the City regarding the refuse fee, which has been in the Courts since February 2008. Visit her blog at Shanahanselect.blogspot. com for more information or to get involved.

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(in most cases the very citizens that can least afford it or fight it), it is not any wonder why Ohio may not be the place to live, work, or now even vacation. My family had discussed the possibility of visiting your area this summer, also to include Sandusky’s Cedar Point, but have found this story so objectionable that we have decided to now stay in the south, where a man’s (or woman’s) property is still their own; where permission or warrants are needed to come onto privately held property, where pulling off the side of a Tennessee highway on a gravel road to park and admire our beauty or enjoy the hospitality of a local resident is welcomed. We will instead visit Dollywood, or perhaps Carowinds in North Carolina, or even Six Flags over Georgia and, by the way, save gas at the same time, as opposed to visiting Northern Ohio. Most Regrettably,

David Emmel Bristol, TN

Who you callin’ a wacko? Park it, Carty Thank you Mr. Mayor for for warning me of the perils of living or visiting Ohio! It is not often I am appalled by actions or in-actions by cities, and especially its leaders, but you, sir, have managed to get my attention. To allow an unenforced parking law to be suddenly and unconstitutionally resurrected for what appears to be an attempt to raise funds for the city is unconscionable. By allowing this, what appears to be an illegal fining of your citizens,

I would like to comment on the letter (“A word on ‘wackos’” in your last edition (June 10 - June 23, 2009) sent in by Margaret Gordon. I was very interested in the fact that comments were made concerning the decisions that our two local parties have made in the past concerning candidate screenings, and will make in the future. I personally feel that those who sit by and do nothing (but tell it how they would like people to see it) should be chosen to run for office. They would have a different view of the process and the hard work involved. Run for mayor, Margaret, with your present attitude you would fit right in.

Rev. Carolyn Eyre Toledo

Correction: The “Booted by the bank” letter in our last issue (June 10 - June 23, 2009) was written by Catherine Buchanan of Toledo (not Mrs. James W. Cook of Toledo).

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Turning it down Area bars continue summer musical entertainment despite noise complaints by Jason Webber who is currently working with other area bar owners to ensure that noise levels stay at acceptable levels, thus avoiding additional litigation. Collins remains open to Delaney’s efforts, but warned if he received any further noise complaints from the Whiskey Ranch, he plans to take his proposed noise ordinance out of committee and “move forward very aggressively with it.” City Councilman Tom Waniewski said that Toledo already has enough laws governing noise levels — the city just needs to enforce them. “The laws are already there concernNoisy government ing noise levels,” said Waniewski, who Schneider and his neighbors have been in March recommended to Toledo City discussing their concerns with Toledo Council’s law and criminal justice comCity Councilman D. Michael Collins, who mittee that Nick & Jimmy’s be denied the renewal of its liquor permit, based on a number of excessive noise A shot at Whiskey complaints from nearby Whiskey Ranch co-ownHOW LOUD IS TOO LOUD? residents. ers Gordon Stojkoski and Waniewski said he began According to the Toledo Municipal Code, noise from commercial zoned properties may not exceed Milo Milkovich recently had a hearing complaints about 65 decibels between 10 p.m. - 7 a.m., and 70 decibels between 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. nuisance lawsuit filed against noise from Nick & Jimmy’s them by neighboring resilast summer, and he sent a 150 dents. The pub features regu110-140 dB letter to all bars and restaularly scheduled musical enterrants in his district, explaintainment, including live bands 120 dB 125 ing residents’ concerns and DJs. about noise levels. “Ever since we opened two 103 dB “As a City Councilman, years ago, we have gone out of 100 I try to always be proactive 88 dB our way to be good, courteous 80 dB when it comes to my disneighbors,” said Stojkoski. 70 dB trict,” said Waniewski. “This 75 “When neighbors started com50-65 dB 60-65 dB was certainly not about tryplaining about noise levels, we ing to stifle live music or 40 dB took steps to remedy it. We 50 anyone’s business.” stopped doing Bike Night, we Tokles retained his liinstalled a plexiglass screen quor license after agreeing 25 (to deaden the sound), we to only book acoustic acts 10 dB brought our bands and DJs and to install more soundinside. And some people still 0 deadening material on the complained.” patio. Waniewski said he On May 5, Lucas County was glad that the noise isCommon Pleas Court Judge sue with Nick & Jimmy’s Gene Zmuda ruled against had been settled, and that the noise-sensitive neighbors, he “looked forward to going citing a lack of evidence that back into Nick & Jimmy’s For a more detailed look on how Toledo’s noise the noise level heard by the legislation works, visit to read over the summer and havresidents from the Whiskey Judge Zmuda’s decision on the Whiskey Ranch case. ing a beer.” Ranch ever rose higher than While music will con65 decibels — the acceptable tinue to be a staple of Nick sound level for commercial & Jimmy’s—albeit on a properties set by the Toledo aney, owner of Delaney’s Lounge at 309 softer scale—Tokles believes many of Municipal Code (chapter 507). Paul Tay- recently proposed amending the Toledo W. Alexis Road. “These noise complaints these noise complaints result from a genlor, an engineer with Torrence Sound Municipal Code to include regulations on eration gap, since most of the complaints and citations are just plain stupid.” Equipment Company, measured the aver- “noise from electrical and musical instruDelaney serves as the local president come from elderly citizens. age noise level from the Whiskey Ranch ments.” Collins’ amendments include a of Buckeye Liquor Permit Holding As“The members of this aging populaat 55 decibels. Some neighbors, however, new series of noise-related penalties, sociation, a non-profit coalition of bar tion need to remember what it was like aren’t buying it. which would shut down an offending bar owners aimed at fighting ordinances and to be young,” said Tokles. “I’m sure when “Anyone who would just come and for two business days upon its third noise laws that they say negatively impact their they were young and doing the Charlesstand and listen on a Saturday night violation in a 90-day period. Four violaindustry, such as the statewide smoking ton or whatever, that they were loud. It’s would see what a problem this is,” said tions in a six-month period could lead to a ban, and noise citations. people having a good time. What is so John Schneider, a resident of Saddle- five-day closure, and 15 days for a fifth vio“The city doesn’t need another noise wrong about that?” brook Court, a condominium subdivision lation. Collins has also proposed forming ordinance. Simple as that,” said Delaney, Nick & Jimmy’s Bar and Grill owner Nick Tokles prides himself on providing a comfortable venue where friends and family can chill out, eat, and enjoy musical entertainment. But he’s still sore about nearly losing his liquor license as a result of noise complaints from nearby neighborhood residents. “It was just ridiculous,” said Tokles, who has operated the pub, located at 4956 Monroe Street, for almost three decades. “For years, we hadn’t had any complaints whatsoever about our music. And then suddenly, it was a problem.” And Tokles is not alone. Complaints about acceptable noise levels have been filed against other Toledo area pubs, including The Whiskey Ranch (Baronial Square, formerly Joe’s Crab Shack).

located approximately 300 yards from the venue. “It’s really discouraging that Judge Zmuda didn’t see it that way.” Schneider said the group plans to appeal the ruling. In another twist, Stojkoski said he is exploring legal action against Schneider and his fellow plaintiffs, due to the loss of business over the bad publicity from the court case. “We’ve lost so much business as a result of the negative press,” said Stojkoski. “Many people even think we closed down. And we haven’t.”

a committee to address bar-related noise issues. The committee would include a member of City Council, a member of the local bar industry, and someone from the general public. Both of Collins’ proposals are currently being held in City Council committee. “The last thing we want to do is terminate live music in Toledo,” said Collins. “It’s an important component to the bar industry. But it’s just as irresponsible for a venue to compromise a community. There needs to be a balance.” Many bar owners are jeering Collins’ idea of a government committee to hear bar-related noise complaints. “We don’t need some government body to tell us how to run our business. We can handle it ourselves,” said Bill Del-


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Scorned candidates raise Hades in T-Town by Johnny Hildo It doesn’t take much to declare yourself a candidate for political office. Just go to the Board of Elections on the 3rd Floor of One Guvmint Center, sign the book and get petitions. A few hundred signatures later and a few hundred dollars for signs and Tshirts and you can convince yourself you’re viable. All this can be completed within your own sense of self-importance. Then comes the reality check on Election Day. Those few hundred dollars and signatures often translate into a few hundred votes, and another wannabe gets trounced at the polls. You might think losers who receive their comeuppance would slink away, self-importance deflated, and go back to their day jobs, never again darkening the ballot boxes of T-burg. You would be wrong. This year’s municipal elections prove yet again that some losers just won’t take the hint. Take Karen Shanahan, for example. Shanahan lost a run for At-Large City Council in 2005. Undaunted by her less than mediocre showing, she ran for a District seat in oh seven. Unable to clear the primary, Shanahan is now oh for two. Yet this double dip zero now acts like a respected public figure, first making a public spectacle of suing the City over the trash fee, then regularly writing letters and blog posts giving her opinions on pressing public questions. The most recent was


a pronouncement on how Council should fill its opening created by the resignation of Mark Sobczak. Karen, if anyone really gave a rat’s patoot what you thought you’d be on Council and would have a vote. They don’t, you’re not, and you don’t. So go away.

What part of “no” don’t you understand? Loser number two is Dave Schulz, also unable to win a coveted seat on City Council. He ran on a platform of eliminating At-Large Council seats and was rejected at the polls. Undaunted by the clear re-

Never mind the misguided notion behind the initiative, and the deceptive way signatures were collected, and the flawed interpretation of the law, and the flawed language of the proposed change. All of that in due time. The present point is that another loser can’t take “hell, no” for an answer and still thinks he’s relevant. Dave, baby, you could change the City Charter so that council reps were elected from each city block, and we’d still be willing to bet you couldn’t win. This year also has a roll call of misfits running for office who have become running jokes, from Terry Shankland to Opal Covey. Have we heard a sniff from one Richard Van Landingham, he of the B and E and assault charges, shot through the abdomen and once a fugitive from law enforcement in our Great State? Could he possibly think anyone will vote him into office, considering he couldn’t win even before the jail time?

Big shot Bob pudiation, he’s back with the Nine is Fine initiative, couching his desire to eliminate the seats he couldn’t win in a false claim it will save hundreds of thousands of dollars and give better representation.

All of which leads us to the strange case of one Robert McCloskey, who we’ve heard is running for re-election to council. There has been no fanfare and little public scrutiny, but we’re pretty sure McCloskey is in the race. Remember, McCloskey has never lost a race for Council, being elected to three terms representing District 3 and a term At Large. He has never lost at the polls. He hasn’t been quite so lucky in Federal court, though, having been convicted of federal bribery charges and having recently spent hard time in the Federal pen. Seems he took a bribe for a favorable Council vote during an FBI sting operation while he knew he was being investigated on other bribery charges. You read that right. He was convicted of a crime committed while he knew he was under investigation for the same crime. Seems to us Big Shot Bob had no idea this was even a crime. Or that his conviction makes him ineligible for the seat. What can we say about the pelotas it takes to run again having been convicted of taking bribes while in office? Get the envelopes stuffed and ready, fellas. Big Shot’s ripe for the picking.

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Saving the planet one t-shirt at a time might seem far-fetched to some, but for 24-year-old University of Toledo law student Kyle Smitley, good things come to those who reach. Smitley is owner and founder of Barley & Birch, producers of “unabashedly organic, planet-saving clothes.” “We are doing one-pieces for children ages 3 to 6 months, and we have tops and tees for children up to 6 years,” she said. The new collection will expand to include children up to age 12. Her products are made of pure, certified organic materials and non-polluting, water-based dyes. But saving the planet and its people from toxins is only part of the company’s mission. Ten percent of profits are donated to groups working in support of humanitarian causes and social justice worldwide. The marriage of carbon neutrality and social conscience is a fitting combination for Smitley, who graduated with an undergraduate degree in environmental science and philosophy. But it was her experiences as a student at Defiance High School that brought her mission into focus. “I spent a month in Haiti when I was in high school,” she said. “I saw people literally dying, and I don’t think I was ever fully able to recover from that.” She would later discover that many clothing items being marketed as Earth-friendly were long on hype but short on true environmental science — and they were often drab and lacking in style. With the assistance of Jodie Milmore, a green-leaning designer she met in San Diego, the product line took on a fun and stylish appearance. “She can draw, which I can’t,” Smitley said. “And she brought this really quirky and cool imagination to it.” Barley & Birch products are made in Los Angeles, printed in North Carolina and sold nationwide now at 10 retailers and online merchants, as well as a seller in Great Britain. Locally, they are available at Claudia’s Natural Food Market, 5644 Monroe St. Smitley hopes in 10 years to be practicing law and, with her business, to “have built schools and funded clinics all over the world.” That’s the far end of a learning curve on which she admits to “totally winging it” as she grows her business. “I would talk to a manufacturer, and they would ask what weight fabric I wanted, and I said ‘I will totally have to call you back.’ Thank god I am a quick learner.” With Smitley’s quick learning and her plans to impact the world, let’s hope that the rest of us can keep up. To learn more about Smitley’s fashionable and eco-friendly enterprise, visit —DO


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Best Ice Cream Chip Boyd will tell you he was raised on Handel’s Ice Cream when he was growing up in Youngstown. Knowing what Toledoans were missing, he opened his first Toledo store in the summer of 2003, and his second in 2007. Both stores are walk-up only, and open almost every day of the year. That’s right, Toledoans are so addicted to this frozen treat they don’t think twice about stepping out of their cars to place their order on a frosty, winter day. “Nobody will argue the fact that it’s probably some of the best ice cream they’ve ever had,” said Boyd. This old-fashioned ice cream made with only high quality ingredients is made in small batches, and you’ll never have a scoop that’s more than a day old. It’s no wonder Toledoans voted Handel’s as the best ice cream in town. “There’s nothing like this in a lot of places,” said Boyd. Along with only one other person, Boyd makes the ice cream daily in his Italian ice cream machines using proprietary mixes made for the franchised stores in Akron. “Every item we sell is made at the store,” he added. There’s no such thing as pre-packed pints sitting in the freezer. You’ll watch your pint be hand packed right before your eyes. Or you could take it up a notch and special order one of their many made to order cakes and pies. Rumor has it their labor intensive peach ice cream (only available for three weeks in August) is out of this world. Until then, Toledoans have at least 25 other flavors to choose from. 5908 W. Sylvania Ave., 419-882-1118, 5655 Secor Rd., 419-474-8861, —KZ

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At an awards banquet in May, The Northwest Ohio Black Media Association (NOBMA) honored groups and individuals as Impact Newsmakers for their work in communication.

Toledo’s Kristian Brown was honored with the Media Achievement Award.

Patricia Hogue, John Preston, Mario Harris Rosser and David Bush were all recognized with 15th annual Impact Newsmakers Awards. The Toledoans for Obama organization and the Lincoln/Stewart single gender academies of TPS were group winners for their leadership and academic performance.

Toledo native, Kristian Brown from Channel 13 ABC News, is this year’s Media Achievement Award recipient. NOBMA presents this prestigious award to a local member of the media who embraces the importance of communication. Created in 1990, NOBMA aims to increase communication and job opportunities in minority communities. Their Minority High School Journalism Workshop and other outreach programs help prepare students for journalism careers and other media opportunities. —AL


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Whether its getting wet or staying dry, there’s always fun for the whole family this summer in Northwest Ohio.


ave fun in the sun at Olander Park in Sylvania with fishing, swimming and boating at this recreational oasis. A fishing license is required for ages 16 - 25, following all State of Ohio regulations enforced by ODNR patrols. The Bait Shop is open for your fishing supply needs from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week. Paddleboats and rowboats are available for $3 an hour with a fisherman’s special Monday through Friday for $6 per day.


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lay in the water with rentals from River Lures, a family-owned rental service offering kayaks, canoes, fishing bait, rowboats, paddleboats and Pontoon boats. Open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week, River Lures is ready in Grand Rapids, Ohio by the Maumee River. Rental rates vary on the type of boat and reservations for trips can be made every two hours from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.


or some, there’s no greater summer thrill than heading to the water for a day of fishing or boating. If you lack your own boat and could use a little expert advice, She’s A Trophy offers charter fishing with an experienced guide. Find some of the biggest walleye and perch in the Western Basin of Lake Erie in an morning or afternoon trip. $100-$125 per person 734-652-3721/




ut-in Bay Watercraft Rentals also has rentals, from skis to dinghies, at Put-in Bay and Kelley’s Island. The Put-in Bay location offers power boats, wave runners, jet skis, fishing boats and kayaks. Kelley’s Island provides kayaking rentals only. Prices vary depending on the watercraft and location, and you must be 18 or older to rent equipment. Reservations can be made online at or 419-285-2628.


ayak the Bay at Put-in Bay offers rentals for single and double kayaks, as well as water bikes. Rates respectively are $20, $35 and $30 for up to two hours with group rates also available. All equipment and basic instructions are provided for your kayaking adventure. Check out or call 419-967-0796.


f you’re looking for an overnight experience, Maumee Bay Resort offers a two-night jet ski adventure package. Lodge for two nights at the Maumee Bay Resort and receive rentals for a jet ski waverunner, paddle boats and canoes. Visit www.maumeebayresort. com/packages or call 1-800-AT-A-PARK to make reservations.

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urious about yoga and meditation? Come to the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library for their free summer programs, Yoga on the Roof and Midsummer Meditation. Yoga on the Roof allows you to decide if yoga is the right exercise for you and provides a place of relaxation. Classes will take place on the Main Library’s Civic Plaza rooftop to enjoy the skyline of downtown Toledo. Classes go through August 19 with afternoon or evening classes available. Midsummer Meditation takes place every Monday, July 6 - 20, also on the Main Library’s Civic Plaza rooftop. Join three different instructors in your search for serenity, clarity and bliss from 7 - 8 p.m. Both programs are free and require registration by calling 419-259-5209 or


f you’re up for a high-tech treasure hunt, break out your GPS device and try geocaching. Explore parks and trails while on the look out for hidden containers, called geocaches. This worldwide game of hide and seek is great for adventure-seekers of any age in the Toledo area. Visit to find treasures in the area or help others find your hidden treasure.


s one of Ohio’s longest railtrails, The Wabash Cannonball Trail spans 63 miles and crosses four counties, including Fulton, Henry, Lucas, and Williams. The trail is open to hikers, bikers, equestrians and even cross-country skiers. It offers beautiful views and passes through several attractions, including Side Cut Metropark, Sauder Farm and Craft Village, Oak Openings Metropark, and Williams County Historical Museum.


ike along the bay at Put-in Bay’s South Bass Island with their Atlas bicycles for a tour of the island’s 8-mile loop. There are large selections of bicycles in all shapes and sizes to be rented for hourly, daily, overnight, weekly and group rates. One person bicycles are $4 per hour or $20 per day on weekdays and $4 per hour or $25 per day every weekend. Reservations can be made in advance by completing a rental form at


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Slow Food Dinner

Join Slow Food Maumee Valley for a Slow Food dinner. Reservations are necessary for this evening, and are available to SFMV members for $75 per person or non-members for $100. Includes dinner, tax and tip. To RSVP call 419-536-0807. Revolver Restaurant, 110 E Sandusky St. Findlay.

[ sunday, june 28 ]

Oliver House 150th Anniversary

The Oliver House is Celebrating the building’s 150th anniversary with a Strawberry Festival. Enjoy strawberry shortcake supreme at Rockwell’s, birthday cake at the Petit Fours Patisserie and strawberry beer at Maumee Bay brewing company. Also featured are tours, carriage rides, live entertainment, and much more. Tickets for activities and food are $1. 12-7pm. Oliver House, 27 Broadway and Morris Streets.

Local eateries reveal their tastiest condiments by Christy Schmitz Toss the mustard and mayo — there are better ways to liven your taste buds! These unexpected but delicious spreads will inspire you to think outside the jar and create your own concoctions in your kitchen. If Nutella and balsamic vinaigrette can taste this good together who knows what potential ketchup has!

The Spread Hazelnut and Balsamic Reduction The Café at the Oliver House 27 Broadway St.

Bacon and Dry Fruit Chutney The Café at the Oliver House 27 Broadway St.

Olive Tapenade

high spirits [ friday, june 26 ]

Andersons Beer Challenge

What is the best tasting beer?: Budweiser, Miller Genuine Draft, Coors or Labatt. The Andersons, 4701 Talmadge Rd.

Pam’s Corner 116 10th St. Homemade Basil Pesto Pam’s Corner 116 10th St.

[ friday, july 3 ]

Summer Barbecue Wines

Enjoy a selection of barbecued foods paired Summer wines. $25. 6:30pm-8:30. 419-893-2525. Maumee Wines, 2556 Parkway Plaza, Maumee.

Tastings at the Beer and Wine Cave Wednesdays 6-8pm, Thursdays 5-7pm. $10 beer, $15 wine. Beer and Wine Cave, 4400 Heatherdowns.

June 24-25

Aussie wines and beers from Bells Brewery.

Kalamata Olive Butter Zia’s Italian Restaurant 20 Main St. Vegenaise Squeaker’s Vegetarian Café and Health Food Store 175 N. Main St., Bowling Green

Try it on...

Tastes like

Fruit, or drizzled over a salad (like, say, The Café’s Strawberry and Chicken Salad, featured in their upcoming Strawberry Festival)

A nippy vinegar softened with subtle hazelnut flavors

Gamey meats, like duck, venison, or pork. (The Café serves it on a Duck Breast Sandwich – mmm...) Or on hardy crackers. Triscuits with melted cheese and deli ham

Savory and gamey, with full fledged cranberry and raisin flavors and a salty bacon twist.

An olive salad of sorts

Pretty much everything – sandwiches and pastas are the best. Zia’s house focaccia bread Squeaker’s sweet potato salad or a pasta salad

Basil garlic and pine nut heaven

Ingredients, please? Just two: 1 cup balsamic vinegar and 1⁄4 cup Nutella! Reduce the vinegar and mix in the Nutella. How easy is that?

Dry apricots, dry cranberries, dry golden raisins, diced bacon, apple cider vinaigrette, and salt and pepper.

Olives, roasted red peppers, basil, and other secret ingredients... Olive oil, basil, pine nuts, garlic, cheeses...

Salty olives with lots of garlic – a true Italian treat

Kalamata olives, butter, olive oil, garlic, parsley, and salt and pepper

Mayonnaise, only better and healthier!

All natural, organic, and vegan-friendly, including canola oil, brown rice, syrup and soy protein.

July 1-2

Belgian beers and Washington State wines.

July 8-9

Leinenkugel's beers and Spanish wines.

Tour the fields

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how food gets from the farm to your plate with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Field to Table bus tour. The tour, Saturday, July 11, begins at Columbus’ North Market, where attendees will enjoy breakfast and shop with cooking instructor Marilou Suszko. From there, the tour will visit Todd Michael’s 2500-acre vegetable farm, eat a local lunch, enjoy the KitchenAid Experience in Greenville (a mecca for foodies with a wide selection of countertop appliances and kitchen gadgets) and head to the Champagne Berry Farm to visit with farmer Mike Pullins. The tour will end at the North Market in time to celebrate the annual Food and Ohio Wine Festival. Satisfy your hunger to know where your food comes from with this one-of-a-kind experience. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. $94 for Farm Bureau members, $154 non-members (includes OFBF membership). Register by July 1 on Marilou Suszko


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Greek feast

Why wait for Toledo’s Greek-American Festival to enjoy delicious Mediterranean mainstays? Downtown’s Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral at the corner of Summit and Cherry is hosting monthly Greek luncheons from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thursday, July 9 features a gyro and fries, and on Thursday, August 13 the palate-tempting menu includes tiropita (cheese pie), pistachio, and grape leaves. Lunches come with Greek salad and bread for $7.99, with Greek pastries available for purchase. If you can’t make it to the luncheon, recreate the menu at home with Holy Trinity’s cookbook, Olives, Feta, Phyllo & More. Compiled by the cathedral’s parishioners, the 500-page book uncovers family recipes, cooking tips and easy instructions on how to master the perfected techniques of Greek cuisine. $25. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 740 Superior. 419-243-9189. —GS

Hidden Treasure

New steakhouse offers upper class dining to T-Town’s eastern neighbors by Kevin Moore

Located across Pearson Metropark, BJ’s Hide-AWay Steakhouse is literally a hidden treasure, undeservingly easy to pass by. The roadhouse began serving premium dinners on February 2. For BJ Lawson, a native Kentuckian who has owned BJ’s Auto and Towing in Toledo for over 20 years, opening the restaurant was a dream fulfilled. “I had always wanted to open a steakhouse.” he said. “Years ago, I used to own a bar and grill on the Tennessee/ Kentucky line, and I’ve missed the restaurant experience.”

one of the chef ’s many appetizers and homemade desserts. BJ’s Hide-A-Way also serves a Family Style Dinner on Sundays. Immodestly, Lawson states, “I don’t want to put anyone else down, but I don’t think anywhere else around can match the quality of this place. There seems to be a little bit larger portions here as well. People tend to leave with a box.”

BJ’s Hide-AWay is bringing a new sense of style to the building that once housed the Ritz Supper Club. With two BJ's Hide-A-Way offers fresh steaks, chefs that have a tempting entrees, and a full service bar. combined 32 years of experience and BJ’s Hide-A-Way also houses a full four students enrolled in Clay High service bar of fine beers, a wide selection School’s culinary arts program, the of wine, and mixed beverages made steakhouse has assembled a tempting exclusively with top shelf selections. “We menu for a broad array of tastes. try to have a more laid back atmosphere Seven different cuts of reasonably priced steaks, including BJ's House Special (10 oz. filet of chuck, $16.95) and Filet Mignon (5 oz, $12.79), make up the core of the bill of fare, and are served with a salad and side. Supplementing the steak offerings are several sandwiches, salads (with homemade dressings), prime rib, chicken, seafood, and pasta. Tempting entrees include the Chicken Rigatoni in Chipotle Cream Sauce and the Potato Crusted Walleye. Before and after dinner, customers can select

where friends can share a quiet drink.” explained Lawson. The steakhouse runs specials on margaritas and Long Island iced teas on Mondays and Tuesdays, respectively, and has daily happy hour on domestic beers from 1-4 o’clock. BJ’s Hide-A-Way Steakhouse, 506 S. Lallendorf Road, Oregon. Hours are 11am-11pm Monday-Saturday, 11am8pm Sunday. No liquor served Sunday. Reservations recommended, (419)690-1555.

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June 24 • July 7

Eight minutes with PJ O’Rourke:

One of America’s most satiric writers mourns car shrinkage by Chris J. Bahnsen “Even more important than being drunk is having the right car.” —PJ O’Rourke, excerpted from Driving Like Crazy There are some things a printed interview can’t reveal. Like the fact that when you hear PJ O’Rourke’s gusts of infectious laughter, you can still hear the carefree Midwestern townie who grew up in '50s and '60s Toledo, before drifting away on the winds of fame. The former editor-in-chief of National Lampoon and once Foreign Affairs Desk Chief for Rolling Stone is, today, regarded as one of the nation’s leading humorists and political satirists. A modern day Mark Twain, he has authored 12 books, two of which (Parliament of Whores and Give War a Chance) went to #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. O’Rourke, who divides his time between New Hampshire and Washington D.C., granted TCP a flash interview last Thursday, via cellphone, while in Toledo to speak at the Toledo Club as part of a fundraiser. The topic was cars. His latest book, Driving Like Crazy, is an anthology of “spiels-on-wheels,” in which O’Rourke celebrates cars and berates car haters. TOLEDO CITY PAPER: Judging by your new collection of writings, Driving Like Crazy, cars seem to be on your mind. What kind of cars do East Coast folk prefer?

on June 12), and you brought up Toledo, telling Maher about your grandfather who repaired horse buggies, right? He was a wagon mechanic, yeah. And you said that when the first car pulled up to his shop one day, your grandfather was changed forever. He saw the future. Yeah, totally. He was smitten. Is your grandfather the O’Rourke who started a car dealership in Toledo? He was. First he became a car mechanic then he became a car salesman for WillysOverland Company, which was originally in Indianapolis. Then it moved, shortly thereafter, to Toledo. He worked there for some time then he opened a number of dealerships. By the time I came along, it was a Buick dealership over on the East Side, O’Rourke Buick. Have you ever owned a car from one of our auto plants, as in a Jeep or Chrysler? Oh, I own a Jeep. I bought it new in 1984. Still got it. I still own a 1995 Jeep Cherokee. It was a roof car at the old factory on

Willys Parkway. Jeep used to display new models on the roof of the plant that you could see while driving past on I-75. Mine was a press car. I bought mine from Jeep Company. I actually picked it up in Detroit and drove it back to New Hampshire. On that same Real Time show, Bill Maher was advocating a revamping of domestic cars into smaller more efficient hybrids. You took objection, telling Maher, “You, too, would romanticize the car if you had gotten laid where I got laid.” Obviously, you’re pining for the heyday of the classic American ride — when backseats were big enough to get laid in. Absolutely. I’m very sorry to see it go. I don’t like cars turning into appliances. I like a large, simple, fast automobile. How about the sound? Do you like a certain sound from an automobile? I think they should be reasonably loud, but not so loud that you can’t hear yourself think. Just loud enough to let people know you’re there. I live in Southern California part of the year and I see a lot of Prius hybrids around, and they’re so silent. They

make no sound they go by.


That’s kinda creepy. It is creepy. Yeah, it makes you wanna take a clothespin and stick a playing card in the spokes of one of those things or something, so it makes a little noise. Do you see many Prius hybrids on the East Coast? I live way out in the country of New Hampshire, so no, we don’t get many Priuses out there because of the road surfaces — and the extension cords would get tangled in the trees.

PJ O'ROURKE: Well, it’s not so much what kind of cars they favor, it’s just that people on the East Coast hate cars. To them a car is an appliance. It’s like a dishwasher or a washing machine or something. A lot of people on the East Coast don’t even know what they drive. They have to go outside and look. Is that partially because the East Coast has good public transportation? Not where I live in New Hampshire, we don’t. We don’t keep up with public transportation. You shamelessly bring up the “Tword” on talk shows, touting your hometown. So why do you keep coming back to Toledo? Ahhhh... I’m from here [laughs]. That’d be the main reason. I like it here. I mean, it’s where I’m from. I’m comfortable, you know. Home is home. People go back to where they’re from. It’s like trout. Why do they go back upstream? Because they’re from there. In my experience, some people leave Toledo and don’t come back. To me, these are my people. This is my environment. It’s where I like to be. Speaking of talk shows, I just saw you on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher (episode 157 that premiered

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"Away We Go" goes awry

Sam Mendes' newest flick doesn't reach intended heights by Katey Rich

also playing

[ wednesday, july 8 ] The Bad News Bears, An aging, down-onhis-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league. 419-448-8544. $3. 7:30pm. The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin.

Away We Go R, 98 minutes,★★★ On paper, Away We Go has everything — great cast, prestigious director, tender concept, clever script from acclaimed novelists. Unfortunately, that’s also where the movie gets tangled, in a script more interested in metaphors and deep emotions than a story or believable characters. Even with lovely performances from Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski and Sam Mendes’ quiet visual style, Away We Go feels like a short story, an overwritten exercise, a twee idea dragged to feature length. We’re in trouble right from the main character’s name, Burt Farlander (Krasinski), a guy who will spend the movie along with his long-term girlfriend Verona (Rudolph) searching for a place to raise their unborn baby. Farlander, get it? Because he has to travel to far lands to find home? Yeah, of course you do. After a funny prologue that opens in mid-coitus, the movie begins with Burt and Verona’s visit to his oversharing parents, played by Catherine O’Hara and Jeff Daniels. Don’t get too attached to them, though, since before too long they announce they’re moving to Europe, and Burt and Verona head out on their homesteading journey through Arizona, Wisconsin, Montreal and Florida. In fact, don’t get attached to anyone, as the supporting cast simply rotates in and out during Burt and Verona’s trip, each of them demonstrating to the main couple, in glaringly obvious ways, how not to raise their baby. In Arizona Verona’s shrill, overtanned friend (the great Allison Janney) and her blank husband (Jim Gaffigan) seem to be everything wrong with America in general, while in Madison, Wisconsin Burt’s childhood friend LN (a

A midsummer night’s drive-in

It may not be the Bard, but you won’t be throwing tomatoes at Peter Joseph’s Zeitgeist. Join the Media Decompression Collective on Wednesday, June 24 for a screening of this documentary at Toledo’s newest contemporary art hot spot, Bozarts Fine Arts & Music Gallery. Touching on a sensitive topic — like all previously screened Y B ED R MDC films, Zeitgeist O S discusses how those SPON in power take total control over others through religion, fear and money. If this sounds too heavy, don’t worry, you’ll be able to breathe


John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph take on semi-dramatic roles for Mendes' film.

hilarious Maggie Gyllenhaal) takes New Age touchy-feely child-rearing about 10 steps too far. College friends in Montreal (Chris Messina and Melanie Lynskey) are raising a happy gaggle of adopted kids but shove their personal issues aside as a result, and Burt’s brother in Miami (Paul Schneider) is wondering how to raise his little girl after his wife leaves him. Somewhere in there Verona meets up with her sister (Carmen Ejogo) and they talk, in a bathtub showroom for some reason, about the difficulty of their lives after their parents both died when the girls were in college. Like Crash and Babel before it, Away We Go suffers by being a movie about a theme, meaning that every scene and every new character must somehow tie into the larger idea. Whether they’re blatant caricatures (Gyllenhaal, Janney) or people you might want to know in real life (Messina, Lynskey and Schneider), all of the characters seem like they might have been far more interested were they not limited to on-the-nose statements about raising children and finding happiness in life. Just when anyone, Burt and Verona included, starts to feel like a real person, they use a stack of pancakes to make a metaphor about filling a house with love, or stop in just the right spot on the side of the road to form a picturesque tableaux that sums up their love.

Mendes gets some of the blame here, as his camera indulges some of the more obvious visual metaphors and makes everything pretty-- restaurants in dog tracks, chintzy motels, crappy cars-- at the expense of making it feel real. But mostly it’s Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida’s grating script, which has characters saying things like “Nobody’s in love like us, right?” or having heart-toheart conversations while a wife is onstage participating in an amateur stripper night. The juxtapositions and deeply felt conversations may feel fine on print, when the characters can be imagined, but seeing real people going through this, it strains all limits of credulity. It’s wonderful to see Rudolph and Krasinski taking on semi-dramatic roles, and at its best moments Away We Go is buoyed by their genuine rapport and insecurities. Anyone can relate with Burt and Verona’s uncertainty over how to become grown-ups, how to make the decision to really begin your life. But as the quirky characters and overwrought monologues start piling up, the world Burt and Verona inhabit stops resembling the real one we know, and any chance they had of reflecting our own lives is squandered. Like LN and her crazy notions of proper mothering, the intentions in Away We Go are admirable, but in practice, it’s just obnoxious. Away We Go opens Friday, June 26, 2009 at Levis Commons Showcase Art.

in the comfortable setting of the gallery’s backyard, where the movie will be shown. Bring lawn chairs. MDC’s Drive-In Cinema Summer Series runs monthly through September. Feature presentations include The Obama Deception (Wednesday, July 22), RiP! The Remix Manifesto (Wednesday, August 19) and a compilation of short films and documentaries (Wednesday, September 16). 9 p.m. Bozarts, 151 S. St. Clair, by Swan Creek. For more info, —CD

Silver screenings

The Lyric Photoplay Society, in conjunction with the Maumee Indoor Theater, is bringing your favorite movies back to the big screen with the

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Silver Classics film series, running June through October. Monthly screenings of films from the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s will be shown in the main theatre — built in 1946. The film series kicks off Sunday, June 28 with two showings of Royal Wedding (1952), starring Fred Astaire and Jane Powell, a great Technicolor musical known for Astaire’s famous wall and ceiling dance sequence. 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. 419-897-8901/ www.maumeeindoor. com. —ER

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Comedian Roy Wood Jr, Featured on shows like CBS' “Late Show with David Letterman,” and NBC's “Last Comic Standing.” $12, 419-931-3474, Fat Fish Blue Home of the Funny Bone, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd.,


1860s Base Ball Match, Come see a historically accurate demonstration of America's favorite pastime. Free, 800-998-7737. Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove Corner of Hayes and Buckland, Fremont.


Toledo Mud Hens Baseball: Columbus Clippers vs. Toledo Mud Hens, Fifth Third Field, Toledo




Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, Celebrating Northwest Ohio's artistic community with new and exciting area pieces. Free. 419-255-8000. Toledo Museum of Art,

Organic Vegetable Gardening, Susan Muenzer shares the pleasures of gardening. Reservations required. $12. 419-862-3182. 6:30pm, Schedel Gardens and Arboretum, 19255 W. Portage River South Rd., Elmore.


In the Park After Dark, Explore nature at night with a naturalist guided tour. Owl calling, storytelling, and info on Ohio wildlife. $5, 419-407-9709, Swan Creek Preserve Metropark, Airport Highway, Toledo.

Flowers from Rome Exhibit, The exhibit features floral watercolors by artist Gary Bukovnik, 10am-6pm. Paula Brown Gallery, 912 Monroe Street. 419-241-2822.





Chicks Mix '09, Chicks for Charity hosts their annual party at the beautiful Toledo Botanical Gardens. All proceeds benefit The Victory Center. $37 per person, 419-241-2221. Toledo Botanical Gardens, 5403 Elmer

Murder Mystery Cruise, Join in the mysterious fun with Ohio's premiere murder mystery troupe Random Acts, and a pasta dinner provided by Superior Catering. $39 per person, 419-537-1212. Sandpiper Cruise Dock, Promenade Park, Toledo.


History and Creation of the Constitution, Celebrate independence with this informative & interactive trip through the history and creation of the Constitution. Free. Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Rd., Maumee






Art Zone/ Warehouse District Art Walk, Browse affordable artwork from local artists and get to know the art zone and the artists. Free, 419-254-ARTS. Downtown, Toledo.


The Wiz, Dorothy’s adventure in Oz, set to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul. $5, $10. 419-243-9277. 7pm, Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 Tenth St.



Taking it to the Streets, Downtown Sylvania’s celebration of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic. The party features a car show, entertainment, and childrens' activities. Downtown Sylvania.


Summer Time Beach Party, Glass City Singles presents a Hawaiian Beach Dance party at Gladieux Meadows. 8:30 p.m. - midnight. 4480 Heatherdowns, Toledo, 43614.


The Artless Arts of Zen: A Free Talk, The kick off to the Toledo Zen Center Summer Arts Workshop series, Rinsen and Do'on offer a free public lecture on the Artless Arts of Zen. 7pm. Toledo Zen Center, 6537 Angola Rd., Holland

Tattooleetup: A Tattoo & Arts Event Gone Twitter, TOLeep hosts its first ever meet up, featuring live tattooing, music, performances, and visual art. 419-575-5452 5pm-10pm, 20 North Gallery, 18 N. St. Clair Street, Toledo


It's Friday at The Museum, Enjoy free glassblowing demonstrations, music from Hep Cat Revival, docent-led tours, and hands-on activities. 419-255-8000. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St.



Maumee River Dragon Boat Festival, Paddle, race and enjoy the Maumee River while raising money for Partners in Education of Toledo. Kite making, Chinese crafts, calligraphy and origami. Free 419-242-2122.

A Midsummer Night Up on the Roof, Casual cocktail party/fundraiser on the Main Library’s roof to benefit its Youth Services . $75 a person, 419-259-5123, Toledo-Lucas County Main Library Gallery, 325 Michigan Street, Toledo.


Summer on the Farm, This fun-filled day allows guests to experience life on a farm more than 100 year ago. Adults $12.50, Students $6.50. Sauder Village, 2661 St. Rt. 2, Archbold



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The Full Monty, Again!, Six unemployed steel workers from New York decide to give a Chippendale-like show a shot. $25, $30. 419-243-9277. Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 Tenth Street.



ADA Day at the Zoo, The Ability Center of Greater Toledo holds its annual information fair to highlight goods and services available to people with disabilities. Free, 419-885-5733,, The Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way.


Art on the Mall, Free festival featuring some of the best local artists. Free, 419-530-2586, University of Toledo Centennial Mall (located in the center of Main Campus).

Dr., Toledo.

2445 Monroe St., Toledo



Smoke on the Water- Ribs for the Red Cross, The downtown riverfront is perfect venue for live music and mouthwatering BBQ ribs from local and national vendors. Promenade & Festival Parks, Water St.

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Toledo Walking Tour, Trained tour guides take you on a walking trip through the history & architecture of Toledo. Free 419-530-3591. Weber Block Building, Front Street and Main Street.

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Product of the Pancake Workshop

Help support youth theater by checking out the performance of “The Golden Pancake” Friday, June 26. The Golden Pancake Theater Workshop, held earlier this month for two weeks, is a great way to get young thespians involved in creating their own musical production. The participants, ages 7-12, learned the ins and outs of theater and musicals, and practiced to develop their skills. Be there for the culmination of the workshop as they present the end product of all their hard work. The grand performance will be held in the Monclova Community Center at 6 p.m. Free. Monclova Community Center, 8115 Monclova Rd. 419-866-1065/ www. —BW

Shakespearean summer

Glacity Theatre Collective delivers a shining performance by Emily Rippe Soaking up the sun and some lighthearted Shakespeare rounded out the perfect start of the summer as the Glacity Theater Collective players shined during their penultimate Sunday performance of All’s Well That Ends Well on June 21. The troupe’s performance of Willy’s five-act comedy romp did the bard credit while taking advantage of the playful energy of the grassy Alida Ashley Amphitheater at the Maumee Valley Country Day School. The nine-person cast made use of this liveliness in their interactions with the audience and each other. This lets, for example, the innuendo-laden lines delivered by Ben Pryor (The Clown) and Dave DeChristopher (Parolles) to come

off as impish rather than oafish. In terms of plot, this playfulness pays off particularly in the way Gordon James inflects just the right amount of teenage rebellion and horniness in his performance of Bertram to keep the character’s sometimes-off-putting motives intelligible. For those who missed out, All’s Well hasn’t ended yet. If you prefer a summer night’s dream date, there are two remaining 7 p.m. performances at the school on Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27, while a final matinee performance will close out the show on Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m. Maumee Valley Country Day School, 1715 S. Reynolds Rd. For more info, www.

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The buzz on Bozarts

Drawn from life

The local arts scene keeps thriving as Toledo welcomes its newest studio space, Bozarts Fine Arts & Music Gallery. The brainchild of visual artist Jerry Gray (Quest For Fire), Bozarts is a member-based fine art and music gallery focusing on contemporary art exhibitions and performances from local artists. The gallery plans to host monthly “one man” and small group exhibits, featuring a variety of media and methods. Unlike most galleries, Bozarts allows their featured artists to play an active roll in creating the environment for their work — from music, lighting, display and food — and exhibitors have complete control of their presentations. Additionally, Bozarts serves as a music venue for underground/experimental music (and is a new venue for concert promoters Toledo Bellows). Along with the exhibitions and shows, Bozarts features a sales gallery full of locally-grown art, books, music, movies, and magazines. A grand opening celebration will be held Friday, July 3, featuring the solo exhibition of gallery owner, Jerry Gray. Bozarts, 155 S. Saint Clair #104. For more info on membership and events,

Paul Geiger hosts work-intensive workshops for students by Matt Cummings

Paul Geiger’s Figure Drawing Class meets every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at his Summit Street Studio This summer, while most teenagers will be slinging hash at diners, lugging clubs as caddies, packing up for college, or just living it up pool side, a few very focused area high school art students will spend three weeks on the fourth floor of a downtown warehouse preparing for their futures. July 6 through July 24, local artist Paul Geiger will host the Second Annual Portfolio Development Workshop for High School Art Students in his Summit Street Studio. The 60-hour course of intensive art instruction is open to all area high school students and is designed to improve portfolio quality for college submissions, giving participating students an advantage over other applicants in attaining scholarships.

So now you’re a freshman “I try to give students what I would teach them if they were entering freshmen in a university Drawing One class,” said Geiger, who has taught at the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, and Toledo Museum School of Art, and has a Master’s Degree in printmaking from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. “They’re certainly going to be able to do higher quality work once they finish this. It’s a very deliberate and considered, disciplined step-by-step approach that we’ll be taking. One thing builds upon the next, so that in the very first class we’ll just focus on simple mark-making. It might seem tedious and fundamental for some students who have had high school art, but it builds from there quickly and it gets pretty sophisticated.” The workshops began last year and grew out of the devotion Geiger saw in a group of students from Bedford High School who had been regularly attending his Wednesday night figure drawing class with their teacher, Geiger’s friend, Jason Sanderson. A teacher of fifteen years, Sanderson said that since he began bringing students to Geiger’s figure drawing classes, the amount of scholarship money his students have received for art school has steadily increased, year after year.


“I pride myself in the fact that the kids who do leave Bedford to study art, they always leave on a scholarship of some sort. We set the bar really high, and it’s kind of neat that this is one of the ways they can reach that bar. The workshop gives us the opportunity to do a college-type course without the college expense.”

The Amish life for me

After moving from a remote wilderness cabin in the Pacific Northwest in 1984 to the rolling hills of Amish Country in central Ohio,

“Few if any of my current classmates in college had this kind of experience in high school. It’s not just learning the craft or just learning to draw. It’s learning discipline and focus, learning to be serious about what you’re doing. Really, when it comes down to it, it’s just learning to be an artist.” Paul Geiger’s Portfolio Development Workshop for High School Art Students offers two sessions to accommodate working students, mornings 9 a.m. -1 p.m., evenings 6-10 p.m. Great attention to linear perspective; assignments include use of TMA collection. Figure Drawing Class meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. and is open to everyone. HS Students $3, College Students $7, Adults $10. For more information, contact Paul Geiger Studio, 419-243-4944.

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—KG Take a trip through time with retired Blade photographer Herral Long through his exhibit, “The Long View,” on display through Wednesday, July 29. Located in the second floor Gallery of the Main Library, “The Long View” showcases the transition of time and technology through images. Photos shot during his career at The Blade, along with his private works, illustrate Long’s lifelong passion for photography. Images of President John F. Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt and a Rolling Stones concert allow Long to demonstrate his love of documenting and freezing t i m e.

Jeshua Schuster knows firsthand the value of Geiger’s instruction and Sanderson’s guidance. As a former Bedford student, Schuster attended the figure drawing classes nearly every Wednesday all four years of high school.

It also helped him to earn a full-ride scholarship to the prestigious Memphis College of Art, where he just completed his first year. And the classes, he says, are still paying off.

what your style might be, the “Inside Outside” exhibit is sure to have something to lighten up your home or yard. American Gallery, 6600 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. For more info, 419-882-8949.

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Valuable instruction

“I think it was probably the biggest influence on how I thought about art in high school,” Schuster said. “I was able to be in Paul’s studio and to see what an actual living artist does, and it gave me a solid picture of what I wanted for my future. And it helped me technically in every aspect I could ask for at a secondary educational level.”


Bozarts welcomes contemporary artists who use a variety of mediums

Greg Kempf has lead a simple yet artist lifestyle. Kempf’s work, which depicts nature, family, and the simplicity of the Amish way of life, is currently on display at The Collingwood Arts Center. The hand-printed lithographs and wood carvings of the “Once Amish” exhibit show 25 years of Kempf’s artwork in 100 of his finest retrospective pieces. Through July 5. Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. 419-244-ARTS/

From deck to dining room

American Gallery presents a variety of indoor and outdoor sculpture, suitable for every place in the house — from kitchen and dining room to patio and deck —through July 18. Check out the latest work by 18 of Toledo’s top sculptors, including Matt Paskiet, Philip Hazard, Laurie Thal and Tom Lingeman, each bringing their own flair to the gallery. No matter

His book, The Long View: 50 Years as a Photojournalist, is also available at the Main Library. 325 Michigan St. 419-259-5381/


Toledo Museum of Art


2445 Monroe St. 419.255.8000

friday 26 Crosby Festival of the Arts Gala Preview Party, Guests will have the opportunity to sample fine hors doeuvres by Gladieux Catering while leisurely browsing the artists booths and getting the first opportunity to purchase the fine artwork offered at this year’s Festival. $75. 419-5365597. 6pm. The Toledo Botanical Gardens, 5403 Elmer Dr.

saturday 27 Crosby Festival of the Arts, In addition to the exquisite artwork from over 230 artists, visitors will enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend, a delicious selection of edibles, children’s activities in the Children’s Artistic Playhouse, beer and wine available for purchase throughout the weekend, and much more. $7. Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday10am4pm. The Toledo Botanical Gardens, 5403 Elmer Dr.

June 26 Features Glass Flower and Flameworking sessions, music by the American Harp Society Ensemble, wine tasting and featured local glass artist Drew Kowalski. Open until 10pm. Admission is free, a fee applies for some activities. July 3 Enjoy free glassblowing demonstrations, Glass Flower and Flameworking sessions, music from Hep Cat Revival, Docent-led Tours, and hands-on activities. Open until 10pm. Admission is free, a fee applies for some activities.

[ ongoing ] Athanas, Fearnside, Macklin, Whaley Exhibition, On exhibit are the pyschologically charged works of Steven Athanas (mixed-media mobiles), Lee Fearnside (digital photographs), Courtney Macklin (silver gelatin photographs), and Christopher Whaley (sculpture and digital compositions). Parkwood Gallery, 1838 Parkwood Ave. Through July 3. Athena Art Exhibit, The Athena Art Society is one of the two oldest women’s professional art organizations in the country. It was founded in 1903, at the original Toledo Museum of Art. The

Monkey Business, On this 150th anniversary year of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species come explore simian symbolism through the ages. Through August 30.

ongoing exhibitions

Juneteenth: Photography in Focus, Celebrate the work of local African American photographers in this exhibit featuring prints by Charles Gabriel, Ramon Tiggs and Ramn Keys. Located in the Community Gallery. Through July 19.

Radiant Ensemble, This free exhibition entitled “Radiant Ensemble: Jewelry from the Nancy and Gilbert Levine Collection” celebrates the collection of 18th and 19th-century jewelry assembled by Nancy and Gilbert Levine. Through August 9.

Prints of Pop II: The Art of Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi was a collector of things like old magazines, comic strips, consumer products and advertisements. This lifelong obsession supplied him with the imagery that he used in the over 160 graphic works in this exhibition. Located in the Works on Paper Galleries. Through September 6.

exhibit includes 41 works with a wide range of mixed media such as water color, acrylic, ceramic, gouache, fused glass pastel over lithograph, oil, and gouache/ink resist. www.schedel-gardens. org. The Trellis Gallery - Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River South Road. Through July 12.

Piece by Bob Beach showing at Perrysburg Municipal Courthouse


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friday 3 Bozarts Fine Art and Music Grand Opening, Bozarts is a member based fine art and music gallery focusing on local exhibitions and performances. They will be holding monthly “one man” or small group exhibitions in a variety of media and methods. With public and private members only performances, exhibitions and services. Exhibited will be a solo show featuring the work of Jerry Grey. Bozarts Fine Arts and Music Gallery, 151 S. St. Clair, Toledo.

new exhibitions

The Long View, The exhibit includes some 50 works from Herral Long’s private collection and photos shot during his career at The Blade. Downtown Library, 325 Michigan. Through July 29.

Flowers from Rome, The exhibit features watercolor paintings with floral imagery. Paula Brown Gallery, 912 Monroe St. Through July 30.

Art by Bob Beach, Bob, known and regarded for his original stylized seriographs, describes his new work as “combining transparent watercolor techniques with traditional opaque oil painting techniques, throwing in collage elements for good measure”. Through June 30., Perrysburg Municipal Courthouse, 300 Walnut St., Perrysburg. The (un)Stable Artists of Flatlanders Exhibition, Features work by James Freeman, Michael Joseph, Denise Keeley, Nathan Longsdorf, John Leyland, Margo McCafferty, Tom Rudd, Kenneth M. Thompson, and Mark Wagar. Flatlanders Art Gallery, 11993 E. US 223, Blissfield. Through September 6.

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Homelessness in the Uptown Area, Debbie Conklin, Director of the Toledo Lucas County Homelessness Board along with Board President Paul Tepananecati and Board member E. Mickens will present their vision on managing, preventing and ending the homeless problem in the UpTown neighborhood, as well as how local businesses can help. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. 5pm. Manhattan’s, 1516 Adams, Toledo.

[ spiritual fitness ]

Zen Buddhist Evening Practice, This traditional Zen Buddhist Wednesday evening practice at the Toledo Zen Center includes liturgy, Zen meditation and discussion. Everyone is welcome, first timers will receive beginning instruction in Zen Meditation. 7:15pm. Shobu Aikido of Ohio, 6537 Angola Rd., Holland.

thursday 25 [ comedy ]

Comedian John Morgan, John has mesmerized people across the nation with his easy rapport, Southern charm, and outrageous stage antics. His subject matter is reality-based and straightforward, but hardly mundane; his outrageous spins on everything from makeup application to marriage are must-see comedic brilliance. See website for show times and ticket prices. Fat Fish Blue Home of the Funny Bone, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd. Perrysburg. Through June 28. Comedian Scott Long, Scott’s stand-up club show is filled with edgy, unpredictable material that demonstrates comedy can be thought-provoking, but hilarious at the same time. Call or see

website for show times and ticket prices. 419-867-9041. www.connxtionscomedyclub. com. Connxtions Comedy Club, 5319 Heatherdowns. Through June 27.

friday 26 [ festivals ]

St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Festival, Enjoy rides, carnival games, and food at this annual festival. 4201 Heatherdowns, Toledo.

[ singles ]

Cubby Checker Night of Twisting Fun, Glass City Singles presents a night of twisting fun. Time: 8:30pm. Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns, Toledo.

[ sports ]

Night at the Toledo Speedway, Join Destination Toledo, Inc. as they host a night at the races. A special highlight of the evening will be the auto racing debut of Destination Toledo, Inc. President David Nolan, who will compete in the ARCA 4 Cylinder division. $12 for adults, children 6-14 are $3 and under 6 are free. 419-727-1100. 5pm. Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore.

that time will go toward the agency’s operating costs for Independent Advocates’ ongoing commitment to comprehensive court advocacy for victims/survivors of domestic violence in Lucas County. 6-8pm. Ottawa Tavern, 1815 Adams St. Bike-To-The-Bay, The tour begins at the Lucas County Fairgrounds in Maumee and takes riders through Northwest Ohio scenic back roads. The event offers a one-day-one-way route as well as the three traditional 2-day route options: 50, 75 and 100 miles each day. The tour includes catered meals, and several rest stops along the way, all fully stocked with snacks and beverages. There is also complete medical, safety, and bicycle repair support along the well-marked routes, as well as SAG support vehicles that ride along the tour to assist riders. Call or see website to register and for more info. 1-800-FIGHT-MS.

[ sports ] Toledo Speedway BMX, The Speedway of Toledo BMX bicycle race track is relocating to the west end of the grounds at Toledo Speedway in time for its 2009 racing season opener. Spectator admission is free, while racers are required to be an ABA member. Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Road.

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[ miscellaneous ]

[ benefit ]

Classic Car and Motorcycle Show, There will be something for everyone at this event geared for the entire family; lots of cars, motorcycles, food, children’s activities and more. 9:30am-3pm. www.mainstreetlife.or. 419-666-3020. Mainstreet Church, 705 N. Main St. Walbridge.

True Hope Foundation Yard Sale, Proceeds from the sale go to benefit True Hope Foundation, an organization that brings fresh water services to third-world African countries. 10am-3pm. Sonrise Community Church 5025 Rambo Lane Toledo. Raising the Bar, Rebecca Facey and Rachel Richardson of Independent Advocates will be behind the bar as guest bartenders. All tips during

Kicking off Crosby friday26-sunday28 The Toledo Botanical Garden gears up for another highly-anticipated celebration of culture and creativity at the 44th Annual Crosby Festival of the Arts. NW Ohio’s premiere fine arts festival features 250 artists from across the U.S., displaying magnificent works in a variety of mediums. Artists are put through a rigorous selection process to ensure a superlative show every year. In addition to quality fine art, guests can enjoy a delicious selection of edibles, and a variety of live entertainment. The Festival runs Saturday, June 27 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 28 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Join fellow festival lovers on Friday, June 26 for an evening kickoff Preview Party, featuring hors d’oeuvres and live music. Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. 419-936-2986/ — ER

sunday 28 [ festival ]

Adopt-A-Thon Carnival, Over 15 rescue organizations with dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, rabbits, ferrets and birds will attend and show the animals they have for adoption. In addition, there will be a bake sale, Snappy Chappy hot dogs and brats, moon walk, duck pond game, other surprises and Dunk the Doc. The event is for everyone whether you are in the market for a pet or not. 419-8854421. 12pm- 5pm. Sylvania Vet Hospital, 4801 Holland-Sylvania.

[ outdoors ] Lighthouse Cruise, Enjoy a 5 hour trip downriver past the new Veteran’s Glass City Skyway Bridge, our busy port and out into Lake Erie to see Toledo’s unique Harbor Lighthouse and the remains of the historic Turtle Island Lighthouse. Bring a picnic if you wish. Adults $35, kids under 12 $15. Call for reservations. 419-537-1212. www.sandpiperboat. com. 12:30pm-5pm. Sandpiper Cruise Dock, Promenade Park.

[ tuesday ] Augsburg Church, 3pm-7pm 1342 W. Sylvania Ave. [ wednesday ] Westgate, 3pm-7pm Elder-Beerman parking lot, Secor & Central [ thursday ] Mayberry Square (Sylvania), 3pm – 7pm Centennial just south of Erie Perrysburg, 3pm-8pm Downtown on Louisiana Avenue West Side, 3pm-7pm Church of Our Saviour parking lot, 2820 Alexis (near Whitmer HS) [ saturday ] Downtown Toledo, 8am–2pm Market Street between Erie and St. Clair

monday 29 [ sports ]

Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic, Come join in the Toledo Tradition. Tournament starts June, 29 and lasts through July, 5. See website for more information. Highland Meadows Golf Club, 7455 Erie, Sylvania.

tuesday 30 [ benefit ]

Red Cross Blood Drive, The Blood Drive is open to Owens employees and students, as well as area residents. Walk-ins are welcome. Must be at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 and be able to provide ID. 567-661-7295. 10am3pm. Owens Community College, Oregon Rd.

wednesday 1 [ miscellaneous ]

Political Party, This weekly series consists of a Wednesday night in June for each of the declared mayoral candidates hosting an informal meet and greet to be followed by food and entertainment for the rest of the evening. This week features candidate James Moody with music by Jason Quick. 7pm. Ottawa Tavern, 1815 Adams St.

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thursday 2 [ comedy ]

Comedian James Sibley, James takes his hilarious Southern-style humor to comedy clubs from LA to NY and just about everywhere in between. James has been the opening act for the Blue Collar comedians, worked with folks from Saturday Night Live, and appeared on the nationally syndicated show John Boy and Billy. See website for show times and ticket prices. Fat Fish Blue Home of the Funny Bone, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. July 5.

[ outdoors ]

Schedel Evening Guided Garden Tour, Evening tours open to individuals. Learn historical Schedel

information plus detailed information on trees and flora on the 17-acre garden estate. Reservations are required. Fee is $12 per person. 419-8623182. 6:30pm. Schedel Gardens and Arboretum. 19255 W. Portage River South Rd., Elmore.

friday 3 [ benefit ]

Freedom 100 Ride, Carrying on a tradition begun three years ago, the 64-mile bike ride will benefit an injured cyclist. This year’s recipient will be Brian Fondren, who suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest last May after completing a ride to honor injured cyclists. Cyclists may choose either a 40 mile or 64 mile route. TAB will provide a picnic lunch at Mallard Lake after the ride.

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[ outdoors ]

Bust out your sombrero, it’s time for some fun in the hot Mexican American sun at the 4th Annual Mexican American Fiesta. This well-loved ethnic festival runs Friday, June 26 - Saturday, June 27, featuring food vendors, a beer garden, a children’s play area and music by Grupo DeZeo, El Futuro, Lil T and Eddy G., and DJ Joe Cardenas. Don’t miss a special performance by Ballet Folklorico Imagenese Mexicanas. Runs 6 p.m. - midnight Friday, 1 p.m. - midnight Saturday. $3 admission Saturday only. Broadway Street (between Walbridge and Western). Presented by the Viva South Community Development Corporation. For more info, 419-241-1071. — ER 8am. Oak Openings Preserve, Mallard Lake Area, 5230 Wilkins Rd., Swanton.

[ sports ]

Mud Hens Baseball, The Hens take on the Columbus Clippers in a three game series. Friday and Saturday 7pm, Sunday 6:30pm., Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St.

saturday 4 [ benefit ]

Raise the Bar, Members of Toledo Choose Local will be behind the bar as guest bartenders. All tips during that time will go toward Toledo Choose Local’s operating costs. Entertainment will be provided by The Real Magicians. 6pm. Ottawa Tavern, 1815 Adams St.


In the Park After Dark, See nature and the park like you have never seen it before, at night! There will be a naturalist guided tour full of owl calling, storytelling, and information about the plants, trees, and animals of Ohio. $5, 419-407-9709, www. Swan Creek Preserve Metropark, Airport Highway.

[ sports ]

Toledo Mudhens Baseball, The Hens take on the Louisville Bats for a three game series. Friday 7pm, Saturday 7pm and Sunday 419725-HENS., Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo.

Dancing with the Library saturday27 If you love Dancing With The Stars and wish you could move and shake as well as those contestants, The Ballroom Company and the ToledoLucas County Public Library can help you get into the groove. Join them on Saturday, June 27 for a free lesson in ballroom dancing. Register now to reserve your spot, lessons are limited to 30 participants. Noon1p.m., West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. 419-259-5290/ — CD

The proud and tolerant saturday27 Join the Maumee Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation Saturday, June 27 for a celebration of diversity at their annual Rainbow Festival event. Basing their spiritual beliefs on the concepts of reason, liberty and tolerance, MVUUC is a welcoming congregation, respecting people from all walks of life, and honoring many different beliefs and practices. The Rainbow Festival celebrates the LGBT community, but anyone with an open mind is welcome. The evening will feature music, food vendors and film. 3-10 p.m. Free. Maumee Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20189 N. Dixie Hwy, Bowling Green. 419353-8353/ — ER

June 24 • July 7

Return of The Germs

An exclusive interview with guitarist Pat Smear by Jon Stainbrook The Germs, one of the most infamous and influential American punk bands of the late ‘70s, embraced the live fast and die young credo until the suicide of the band’s lead vocalist Darby Crash at the age of 22 on December 7, 1980. After which, the band broke up. But in 2005, a Hollywood actor from the TV show E.R. was cast to portray Crash in the film What We Do Is Secret about the Germs. From celluloid to concrete, they hit the road. Reformed with Shane West (vocals), Pat Smear (guitar), Lorna Doom (bass), and Don Bolles (drums), have been back on tour for over four years, reminding some of their glorious past and introducing old favorites to a new generation. TOLEDO CITY PAPER: How did you end up back on the road with a new singer taking Darby Crash’s place? Is it true Shane West was the actor playing Darby in the Germs movie What We Do Is Secret? PAT SMEAR: Oh, it’s even better than that. The band Yes is on the road right now with a singer who was formerly in a Yes tribute band. And wasn’t Judas Priest the first band that did something like that? That’s really cool and really awesome, but we didn’t go that route. We had a movie made about the Germs and got that guy, and didn’t pull some guy off stage in a tribute band. This is someone who has lived this part and

has literally played this guy. The Germs is a Hollywood band, and it’s the perfect Hollywood ending. It’s definitely cooler. Shane wasn’t looking to tour with us as Darby. This isn’t something that he was looking to do. We just did it for laughs at the film’s wrap party, and people were like “Do it again. Do it again.” Now let’s do a tour. Now we’ve been in the band with Shane longer than we were in the band with Darby. How did you end up playing with the biggest band of all time, Nirvana? Kurt Cobain just called me up one day and asked me if I would play with Nirvana. He was like, “Hey you want to be in my band? Okay, come up on such and such a date." This was when In Utero was about to come out. This was after the whole Nevermind thing blew up and the follow-up was coming out. On the Nevermind tour, they didn’t get to do all the arena shows, because everything was already booked before they got big. So that was the first tour where we played all big arenas. What was a Germs show like in the early years of American Hardcore in Hollywood, California? Every show was so ridiculously different. You never knew if you were

actually going to get to play. You never knew if they were going to let you keep playing their club again after they knew what kind of music they had booked. You never knew when the cops were going to break it up, or if people were going to be cool or even happy to see you. It was a very unpredictable and volatile stage. How did you discover music? My parents didn’t allow rock music in our house. I actually didn’t know that it existed until my sister, who is two years older than me, got three Beatles records for Christmas - Sergeant Pepper, Abbey Road, and George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass. She would just blast it in her bedroom, and play it over and over and over. The most contemporary thing that I had heard before then was the Carpenters. I didn’t realize that there was this whole genre of rock music. I just thought there was this band called The Beatles and that it was different than all the other music that I knew. And then I heard the Rolling Stones. I think it was “Brown Sugar” and I was like there’s another one. Then I found out there was a whole thing going on out there. By junior high, I had all these records and was

June 24 • July 7

Pat Smear plays guitar for the influential punk band, The Germs

getting influenced by all the kids in school and I was like all right, I got it. I get it now. So the next year, I started discovering the stuff that I liked and not just listening to what everybody else liked. For full inter view, The Germs will be performing Saturday, June 27, 2009 at Frankie’s, 308 Main St. 8 p.m. $14 in advance / $16 at the door.



Moving Mountains

An intimate chat with Dave Koz TCP keeps it smooth with the legendary jazz musician by Matthew Desmond

Howard’s Club H. Sunday, July 5 From the Appalachians to the Rockies, a post-rock quartet from Purchase, New York is rocking the ranges. Instrumentally, Moving Mountains bears semblance to the music of Explosions in the Sky. Mix in some half-singing, halfscreaming vocals (think Thursday, Thrice, Taking Back Sunday, etc.) and you are just beginning to climb the very high hill laying ahead of you. Honestly, it’s not fair to lump Moving Mountains in with a bunch of emo/screamo bands because these guys are much more than a niche genre band — they transcend rock, punk and pop, creating something entirely their own. Having just released their third album, Foreword in May, the band embarks on a Midwest and East Coast tour in support of their newly laid-out tracks. Catch them Sunday, July 5 at Howard’s Club H. La Verite also play. 8 p.m. $3. 210 N. Main St., Bowling Green. For more info, —ER

Contemporary smooth jazz artists saxophonist Dave Koz and instrumentalist Brian Culbertson (keyboard and trombone) kick off their “Side By Side Tour” at the Valentine Theater on Sunday, June 28. Toledo City Paper caught up with Dave Koz at his office to find out more about the tour, his collaborative work with Culbertson and his future recording plans. Toledo City Paper: We’re excited to have the two of you together in Toledo. Have you played in this area before? Dave Koz: I have, yes — but it’s been a long time since I’ve been in Toledo, and I’m looking forward to getting back. This is kind of an exciting thing for us: it’s a brand new show, Side By Side. Just like the name says, it’s something different from the two of us just each playing our own material. We’re up there together! It’s going to be a very highenergy, summer fun kind of show. How did you come to work with Brian Culbertson? Brian and I have worked together in different capacities for several years now — you may know that he was one of the guests on my “Dave Koz & Friends Tour.” We’ve written a ton of music together. He’s a great producer and arranger, and we have a terrific friendship on stage and off. I suggested to him that this time we build something from scratch, as a real collaboration. I see it as kind of in the spirit of where the country and the world are right now— it’s a time when people are really discovering that they need to come together and support each other in order to do things that matter, and that’s really what we’re trying to do with this show. Is there any chance the two of you will record together? Well, we’ll get this tour up and running, and see what we’ve got. I know some of the live shows are definitely going to be recorded, so hopefully we can at least put out a free download track or something like that. We’ll see


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Frankie’s Inner City: Highland w/ Always Falling TCP Ottawa Tavern: Jason Quick

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B what happens. I know that even though money is tight for a lot of people, going to see music, going to see movies, with the people you care about; in times like this, entertainment, especially music, can be a great comfort to people. Your last commercial release was your Greatest Hits collection last year. Do you have any new recorded material in the works? Well, I’m heading in that direction. I’ve just signed a brand new deal with Concord Records, which has been a fantastic jazz label for many, many years. It’s the end of two decades at Capitol Records for me. But yes, I’ve just started the writing for a new album. Does it have a title yet that you can share with us? Oh, not yet. We’ll have to see what we have, first. Keep listening! Dave Koz and Brian Culberston bring their “Side By Side Tour” to the Valentine Theatre, June 28, 2009 at 7 p.m. For tickets, 419-242-2787/

Murphy’s Place: College Night North Lawn of Main Library: Tom Turner and Slow Burn (Brown Bag Concert) Ragtime Rick’s Second Edition: Rusty’s Jazz Cafe Night w/ Gene Parker Trio SouthBriar Restaurant: Ray Heitger’s Dixieland Jass Jam

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC Basin St. Grill: Chicago Crystal & Frankie South End Bar and Grille: Mark Mikel (6-10 p.m.) Treo Restaurant: Bobby May and John Barile TCP

DANCE AND TECHNO TCP Avalon: Volume Route 66 Kitchen: Live ‘70s and ‘80s R&B DJs The Distillery: Rock Star Wednesdays

OTHER Attic on Adams: Creole in the Attic Mickey Finn’s: Open Mic w/ Mouths of Dogs TCP The Omni: Toledo Idol at The Annex Quarterfinal Round Woodchuck’s: Karaoke w/ Georgia Peach

THU, JUNE 25 ROCK, POP, AND HIP-HOP El Camino Real (patio): Chris Shutters Band Frankie’s Inner City: Big Livy w/ The Unknown Headliners: Combichrist w/ Julien K

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Howard’s Club H: Oh Colossus w/ Wombs, and A Gun For Hire TCP Mickey Finn’s Pub: The Falling Spikes w/ Stretch Lefty The Bronze Boar: River Edge The Roadhouse: SouthSide Shuffle The Village Idiot: Stonehouse TCP Woodchuck's: Mr. Gnome w/ Fangs Out, Swamp Sex Robots and Cryptozoology

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B TCP Casa Barron: Gray Devils Home Slice Pizza: Mike Whitty Ragtime Rick’s Second Edition: Ragtime Rick and Wes Linenkugel

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC Attic on Adams: Sarah Cohen Claddagh Irish Pub: Dave Carpenter Manhattan’s: Tom & Kyle Turner TCP Ottawa Tavern: Ben Barefoot Papa’s Tavern: Bobby May and Friends Pizza Papalis: Jeff Stewart TCP The Blarney Irish Pub: David Lester Webber’s Waterfront Restaurant and Lounge: J. Hanson from the Junkanoo Brothers

DANCE AND TECHNO Club Eclipse: Eclipse Thursdays Parkway Bar and Lounge: Live Old School DJ Route 66 Kitchen: Live ‘70s and ‘80s R&B DJs South End Bar and Grille: DJ Jesse Dorr The Distillery: ‘80s Nite DJ Party TCP The Omni: Therapy Thursdays w/ DJ Ron G.

OTHER Ground Level Coffee House: Poetry Slam Hosted by LL Cool Beans Murphy’s Place: Open Mic Night Sidelines Sports Eatery: Karaoke

FRI, JUNE 26 ROCK, POP, AND HIP-HOP Brad’s Place Tavern: The Reese Dailey Band Cafe Classics: Louie Barnett & Friends Fat Fish Blue: East River Drive Frankie’s Inner City: Settle the Sky w/ Outrun the Gun Holiday Inn French Quarter: Larry Kane's Rockin Rhythm TCP Howard’s Club H: Traveling by Sea w/ Lightning Love Ladie’s Choice: Flyte ‘66 Mickey Finn’s: Band Called Catch TCP Ottawa Tavern: Wee w/ The Climates Pizza Papalis: John Barille The Blarney Irish Pub: 2 Dudes and A Chick The Bronze Boar: Dave Carpenter & the Jaeglers The Distillery: The Bridges TCP The Omni: Thunderstruck w/ Standard Addiction The Village Idiot: Sweet Japonic TCP Woodchuck's: Sarah Cohen w/ Until Midnight and Sam The Marvelous

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B TCP DeSimone’s: Commander Cody Manhattan’s: Eric Brazier & the Truth Murphy’s Place: Anna Givens

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC Freebird Lounge: Chris Shutters (solo) JoJo’s Nite Club: Bobby May Trio South End Bar and Grille: Mark Mikel (6-10 p.m.) The Ground Level: Old State Line



Yeeha’s Bar and Grill: Big

DANCE AND TECHNO Centennial Terrace: 14th Annual Disco Party TCP Dexter’s Jamaican Club: Jump-Up Friday


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Toledo’s tracks “Saturday night in Toledo, Ohio is like being nowhere at all. All through the day how the hours rush by. You sit in the park and you watch the grass die.” John Denver wrote that about our shining city, discouraging prospective visitors, and giving our humble home a bad rep. And while John’s comments lament, local musicians are fired up about Toledo (in a good way) and they just can’t stop singing about it. Two of T-Town’s most prominent bands — Empire Drift and Homeward Bound — recently took it upon themselves to write some rather encouraging lyrics about Toledo. Empire Drift knows the secret to great song writing. After winning several awards (including TCP’s Most Underrated Band of 2008, among others), the band reaches for local rock stardom Empire Drift with their new “pro-Toledo” track, inspiring hometown pride, one listener at a time. “A Good Place to Call Home” doesn’t miss a beat, from the Adams Street District to Barry Bagels, Fifth Third Field and the Maumee River. The song has become the official anthem of our “little big city,” and really does ring true for those of us who have made Toledo our home. Larry Love and Jim Izbinski (formerly of Los Caballeros) are currently in the recording studio with their new project, punk rock outfit Homeward Bound. Earlier this year, the band decided to write “Glass City” — a positive and heartfelt acoustic ditty — because that’s “the way we truly feel about Toledo.” The song is a journey through Toledo, from North to South, and Eastside to Westside. This raw, simple track makes you love Toledo just for what it is. Both “A Good Place to Call Home” and “Glass City” can be heard on the bands’ MySpace sites, and —ER Frankie’s (Historic Lower Basement): Scarred at Best w/ DJ Rage South End Bar and Grille: DJ Rob Sample TCP Wesley’s Bar: Old School Fridays w/ DJs Folk, N. Mattimoe, and Todd Perrine

SAT, JUNE 27 ROCK, POP, AND HIP-HOP Cafe Classics: Rusty Nail Casa Barron: On the Beach TCP Frankie’s Inner City: The Germs Culture Clash: Instore w/ Mellow Down Easy (6 p.m.) Howard’s Club H: Deflagration w/ Calveris TCP Mickey Finn’s: Amherst w/ Mellow Down Easy Pizza Papalis: John Barille TCP Six Pack Bar and Grill: The Coosters St. Patrick Heatherdowns: Empire Drift The Blarney Irish Pub: Chris Shutters Band The Bronze Boar: Stonehouse

The Distillery: The Bridges TCP The Village Idiot: Hullabaloo w/ Bobby May and Dry Bones Revival

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B Fat Fish Blue: Tom Turner & Slow Burn Manhattan’s: Frostbite Murphy’s Place: Glenda McFarlin Ragtime Rick’s Second Edition: Ragtime Rick and Banjo Betsy

COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS Dave’s Hideaway Lounge II: Bandera TCP Glass City Cafe: Bluegrass Breakfast w/ The Blowing Grains

DANCE AND TECHNO TCP Frankie’s (Historic Lower Basement): Rave Down w/ DJ Nate Von Birk Major Magic’s All Star Pizza Revue: Teen Dance Night Parkway Bar and Lounge: DJ Sounds & Music The Omni: White Party w/ DJ Onetime Yeeha’s Bar and Grill: '80s Party


Ottawa Tavern: Raising the Bar Fundraiser w/ music by Dick Lange Trio SouthBriar Restaurant: Jim Gottron TCP Robinwood Concert House: Jon Mueller w/ Jim Schoenecker, David Bailey, and Matthew De Gennaro

TCP Boody House: Eccentric w/ Rage Route 66 Kitchen: Live ‘70s and ‘80s R&B DJs The Bronze Boar: DJ Jim


TUE, JUNE 30 ROCK, POP, & HIP-HOP Frankie’s Inner City: T-Town Tuesday w/ Infernal Names TCP Headliners: Family Force 5, Soundbound Fearing, Black Horse and Honest Abulic Intentions Holiday Inn French Quarter: Identical Strangers

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B Murphy’s Place: Mr. Murphy and Mr. Black SouthBriar Restaurant: Jeff McDonald’s Big Band Revival Party

DANCE AND TECHNO Route 66 Kitchen: R&B Slow Jam Sundays w/ DJ Dave

MON, JUNE 29 JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B Murphy’s Place: Mr. Murphy and Mr. Black

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC The Village Idiot: Bobby and Frankie May

ROCK, POP, AND HIP-HOP TCP Frankie’s Inner City: Nico Vega w/ The Secret Stones and The Elements Holiday Inn French Quarter: Identical Strangers

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B Murphy’s Place: College Night TCP Ragtime Rick’s Second Edition: Rusty’s Jazz Cafe Night w/ Gene Parker Jazz Trio SouthBriar Restaurant: Ray Heitger’s Dixieland Jass Jam

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC TCP Grumpy Dave’s Pub: Zack Fletcher South End Bar and Grille: Mark Mikel (6-10 p.m.) Treo Restaurant: Bobby May and John Barile



Avalon: Volume The Distillery: Rock Star Wednesdays

JJ’s Pub: Bobby May and Jon Barile The Village Idiot: Mark Mikel


DANCE AND TECHNO TCP Route 66 Kitchen: Live ‘70s and ‘80s R&B DJs The Distillery: ‘80s and ‘90s Nite DJ Party

OTHER Fat Fish Blue: Karaoke Night Rhouse: Karaoke w/ DJ Georgia Peach South End Bar and Grille: Open Mic Night w/ Chris Shutters

Attic on Adams: Creole in the Attic Mickey Finn’s: Open Mic w/ Mouths of Dogs Ottawa Tavern: Political Party Series w/ Jim Moody TCP The Omni: Toledo Idol at The Annex Semifinal Round Woodchuck’s: Karaoke w/ Georgia Peach

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SUN, JUNE 28 ROCK, POP, AND HIP-HOP Frankie’s Inner City: KillWhitneyDead Nick & Jimmy’s: Don and Rachel Coats Webber’s Waterfront Restaurant and Lounge: Junkanoo Brothers



Casa Barron: Fatmouth Charlie and the Bisquit Rollers The Village Idiot: Bob Rex Jazz Trio TCP Valentine Theatre: Dave Koz and Brian Culbertson

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THUR, JULY 2 ROCK, POP, AND HIP-HOP El Camino Real (patio): Chris Shutters Band Frankie’s (Historic Lower Basement): Locrain w/ Hive Mind, Jason Zeh, & Needlehammer Frankie’s Inner City: Inept w/ Artfex Pereo & Lost At Sea Holiday Inn French Quarter: Identical Strangers Howard’s Club H: Radio Broadcast TCP Mickey Finn’s: The Falling Spikes TCP Woodchuck's: Banana Migration

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B Home Slice Pizza: Mike Whitty TCP Manhattan’s: Quick Trio Ragtime Rick’s Second Edition: Ragtime Rick and Wes Linenkugel

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC Attic on Adams: Sarah Cohen Papa’s Tavern: Bobby May and Friends The Blarney Irish Pub: Rick Whited

DANCE AND TECHNO TCP Club Eclipse: Eclipse Thursdays Ottawa Tavern: DJs Shane Shirey and Luke Schira Route 66 Kitchen: Live ‘70s and ‘80s R&B DJs South End Bar and Grille: DJ Jesse Dorr The Distillery: ‘80s Nite DJ Party The Omni: Therapy Thursdays w/ DJ Ron G.


Lunch concerts/Festivals/Orchestras/ Outdoors/Music your parents like thursday, June 25

Glassmen All-Star Review, The annual drum and bugle corps competition will be the official kickoff for the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps’ eight-week national Summer tour, and marks the first major competition of the Summer drum corps season. 419-698-9775. 7:30pm. University of Toledo’s Glass Bowl Stadium.

FRIDAY, June 26

Centennial Terrace Summer Disco Party, Music provided by Jim Lieber “Sounds of Music.” Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northwest Ohio. 21 and over. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 419-882-1500. 8pm. Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd. Sylvania.

saturday, July 4

Independance Day Concert, Civil War reenactors join the gifted musicians of the Toledo Symphony Concert Band in a rousing concert of patriotic and popular tunes. Cover your ears and hold onto your chair during performance of the “1812 Overture” which features cannon-fire accompaniment by Gillmor’s Light Artillery. Bring your own seating. Free. 800-998-7737. 2-3pm. Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Spiegel Grove Corner of Hayes and Buckland, Fremont.

Jazz in the Garden

Toledo Botanical Gardens, 5403 Elmer Dr. June 26: Blues and barbecue with Josh Boyd and the VIP Band July 5: Toledo Jazz Orchestra with Lori Lefevre

OTHER Ground Level Coffee House: Poetry Slam Hosted by LL Cool Beans Murphy’s Place: Open Mic Night


FRI, JULY 3 ROCK, POP, AND HIP-HOP Fat Fish Blue: Arctic Clam Frankie’s Inner City: The High Gears w/ Viking Del Muuero Holiday Inn French Quarter: Identical Strangers TCP Howard’s Club H: Fangs Out Mickey Finn's: Woods After w/ Wee and We Launch Rockets The Blarney Irish Pub: Shane Piasecki’s Band The Village Idiot: Bobby May’s Drybone Revival and The Werks TCP Woodchuck's: Pavidus w/ Wretchs

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B Murphy’s Place: Anna Givens Ragtime Rick’s Second Edition: The Cakewalkin’ Jass Band

DANCE AND TECHNO Avalon: Frequency TCP Frankie’s (Historic Lower Basement): Scarred at Best w/ DJ Rage South End Bar and Grille: DJ Rob Sample The Big Digger / Clam Diggers: DJ A-Dubb and DJ Smitty TCP Wesley’s: Old School Friday’s w/ DJ’s Folk, N. Mattimoe, and Todd Perrine

OTHER Centennial Terrace: 14th Annual Disco Party

indicates our picks for the week

ROCK, POP, AND HIP-HOP Holiday Inn French Quarter: Identical Strangers TCP Howard’s Club H: Big Fat Japan w/ Wrecking Ball The Blarney Irish Pub: Shane Piasecki’s Band The Village Idiot: Max Allen Band

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B Murphy’s Place: Clifford and Claude Ragtime Rick’s Second Edition: Ragtime Rick and Banjo Betsy

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC Webber’s Waterfront Restaurant and Lounge: J. Hanson from the Junkanoo Brothers

DANCE AND TECHNO The Omni: Saturday Night Summer Sessions w/ DJ Ron G.

SUN, JULY 5 ROCK, POP, AND HIP-HOP TCP Howards Club H: Moving Mountains w/ La Verite

OTHER Church of St. Andrew U. M. Church: J.O.R. Productions Present Minister Patrick Thomas & Sacred


ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC The Village Idiot: Bobby and Frankie May

DANCE AND TECHNO TCP Boody House: Eccentric w/ Rage Route 66 Kitchen: Live ‘70s and ‘80s R&B DJs

OTHER Ground Level Coffee House: Open Mic Night Manhattan’s: Open Mic

TUES, JULY 7 ROCK, POP, AND HIP-HOP TCP Frankie’s Inner City: Infernal Names w/ Rocketboys, Dear Future, Blind Witness, Pavidus, Companion, & The Captive

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B TCP SouthBriar Restaurant: Jeff McDonald’s Big Band Revival Party

DANCE & TECHNO Route 66 Kitchen: Live ‘70s and ‘80s R&B DJs

OTHER Fat Fish Blue: Karaoke Night Rhouse: Karaoke w/ DJ Georgia Peach TCP South End Bar and Grille: Open Mic Night w/ Chris Shutters

The Blarney Irish Pub: Empire Drift (Dinner Show)


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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.

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FOR SALE _____________________________ 30 GALLON FISH TANK. Everything needed for startup! Filters, food and (5) African Cichlids. Asking $125. 419-410-4393 _____________________________ TREADMILL. good condition. Remove from Basement Rec room. Only $50 -419/841/1874. _____________________________ SCHWINN AIR-DYNE exercise bike. Good condition. Asking $150. 419-474-3471 _____________________________ AC, AIR CLEANER, AND KEROSENE Heater $35 each. Birch Kitchen Cabinets $50 per unit. 419-536-6891 _____________________________ ELECTRIC POWER WHEELCHAIR. With battery charger. Excellent condition. Asking $550. 419-474-2470. _____________________________ REFRIGERATOR, GAS STOVE and apartment sized dryer. Whirlpool refrigerator-$75, Apartment sized dryer-$60 and Gas stove-$60. 419-531-7256 or 419-514-7700. LM ____________________________ COMPUTER DESK. 56” tall, 78” high, 25” front/back. Shelf top/bottom. Pullout shelf computer. Dark. $50. 419-455-6948 _____________________________ MEN'S 2-XL FIELD/STREAM hunting coat. Worn only one season. Also, ladies large black leather coat. Asking $60. 419-386-5661. _____________________________ HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE for $30. 419-744-0748 _____________________________ SCHWINN GIRLS BICYCLE 26”, 6-speed, red, like new condition $145 419-867-7493 _____________________________ AMISH HANDCRAFTED dining table, w/

Walter of Wabash slides, 40+ yr old, will last 40 more, 419-704-3299 LV mess. $100 nego. ________________________ STAINLESS ROUNDER clothes rack. Approx. 4 ft. tall. Just like at the dept. stores. $20/OBO Reply to or 419-290-0091 ______________________ 37 GALLON MARINELAND aquarium. Includes stand and everything needed for startup. $150/OBO. 419-377-8597. ______________________ METAL DETECTOR. Bounty Hunter Treasure Tracker-4. Asking $125. 419882-1329. _______________________ MAYTAG Neptune Dryer, $200 OBO. 419-205-1838. ________________________ 36 INCH SONY FLAT SCREEN. $150. CALL 419-376-5065 ________________________ WOMAN'S OHIO STATE LEATHER JACKET: size is XL-1X; barely used, $200 OBO. Call 419-377-0052. ________________________ 3 TRACKTANDARD/LIONEL GAUGE STEAM ENGINE: plus 4 cars & caboose & track, plus more! For someone's Christmas. $500. Call 419-539-6833 ________________________ TREADMILL. Pro-form 525. $75. 419-474-1876. ________________________


________________________ ________________________ 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. _______________________ NEEDED 20 PARENTS. IMPROVING PARENTING SKILLS/RAISING SAFE KIDS. FREE SESSIONS JUNE/JULY/AUGUST. REGISTRATION/INFORMATION 419-5370021 / 419-277-0153 ________________________ CRAFTERS NEEDED for “East Toledo Days.” July 18th. Call Will or Diane Cheeks at 419-460-2060 or 419-4601909. _______________________ SATURDAY CHESS PLAYERS Every Saturday, 9-11am. Grades K-6. Do you want to learn to play chess or improve your game? Drop in on Saturday mornings for fun and practice in the Children’s Library at Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. 325 N. Michigan St. 419-259-5231. _______________________ LONGABERGER BUS TOUR: June 20, 2009- Bus Tour to Dresden, Ohio and the Longaberger Homestead. For more info, please contact Johanna at (419) 389-5135. ______________________ DISCUSSION CIRCLES for women incest and child sexual abuse survivors. Meets twice monthly. (419) 729-0245 or ________________________ LOCAL ARTIST RECYCLES computer parts into artwork. Free pick-up. 419472-6310 ________________________ PHASE 3 PARANORMAL - Free paranormal investigation and support. Visit us online at” ________________________

WANTED TO BUY ________________________ BUYING OLD HAND TOOLS: One item or a shop full. Not sure what you have? Please call anyway, Cooper at 419-382-5865 ________________________ DIABETIC TEST STRIPS.Will pay up to $10/box. Same day cash. Call Dale. 419-707-2369 or Patsy 419-708-0914. ________________________

LOOK FOR: One piece or whole house, buying antiques or vintage toys, gas station, car magazines, advertising, fishing, hunting, primitives, pottery, doorstops, bookends, old books, postcards, art, paintings, bronzes, military, jewelry, quilts, lead soldiers, marbles, cap guns, b.b.guns, Tonka trucks, Hot wheels & Matchbox, car models, slot cars, sporting items, farm toys, comics, trains, boats, airplanes, gi joe, Barbie, dolls, little kiddles, trolls, science fiction & car magazines, lunch boxes, rock roll, Lego’s, star wars, fisher price, board games, batman, Disney. Call Debra 419-873-5521 ________________________


________________________ 4 MAG WHEELS with tires-off 1996 T-Bird with lug nuts and center caps. Like new condition. $180. 419-666-2528 _____________________ TIRE RIMS , from a 2005 Ford Mustang. Factory rims. Perfect shape. $175 for 4. 419-343-1031 _______________________ (3) THREE 16” RIMS. Aluminum. Cadillac Escalade. $200.00/OBO. 419-472-8716 ________________________ 2004 VOLVO S60 2.5T AWD, 33 MPG Hwy, Fully loaded, silver exterior, black interior (both immaculate). Asking $12,000. 59,000 miles 2nd executive owner. Garage kept. Mostly hwy. Miles. 4 new all-season performance tires added Feb. 09. Wife making husband reluctantly sell for SUV. 419-376-2113 ________________________


________________________ AMERICAN HEART CPR/FIRST AID TRAINING Experienced instructor, flexible scheduling, affordable rates with student & group discounts. Call Kathy at 419-867-0695. ________________________


________________________ SURROGATE MOTHERS NEEDED FROM OHIO: Carry couples biological babies, prior birth experience required. Generous compensation. 1-888-363-9457, Melissa B. Brisman, Esq., LLC 77 Market Street / Park Ridge, NJ ________________________

EDUCATION ________________________ ELEMENTARY TUTOR. Affordable tutoring by certified elementary schoolteacher. Available grades preK - 5, all subjects. For more information, please call 734-652-1436. _____________________ TOLEDO ARTISTS CLUB: Toledo Botanical Gardens. Children's Art Camp. July 6-10 or July 20-24. Please call 419841-8153. Children's art classes also. ________________________ DRAWING & PAINTING INSTRUCTION from professional artist on Saturday morning at the Secor Building Studios. 419-345-8980. ________________________ COMPUTER TUTOR/Freelance Writer. Microsoft Office Suite Certified. Ghost writing, brochures, more. References/ writing samples upon request. Contact Tracey: or 248-347-4949. ________________________ SERVICES

________________________ NEW ARROWHEAD MASSAGE THERAPY Neck/shoulder stiffness? Headaches? Back pain? Painful joints? Depression? Stress? We can help. BWC Certified. 1514 Reynolds Rd., Maumee 419.887.1880

_______________________ WHOLISTIC VIEW Foreign languages and performing arts. Ages 12-17. Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00. Call 419-973-8510. Ms. Stuart. ________________________ BASEMENT SOLUTIONS: Do-It-Yourself + installed systems. Get a honest solution for your situation starting at $795. 419-508-4042 _______________________





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CUSTOM SLIPCOVERS: Draperies, window treatments, upholstery, pillows and much more. Call Tricia 419-8100832. _______________________ SEAMSTRESS: Well-rounded in domestic and industrial sewing. Free pick up and delivery locally. Call Rhonda at Round About Sewing. 567-868-2402. ________________________ AFFORDABLE MOTORCYCLE REPAIR-15-years Harley Davidson service experience. Dirt bike, ATV, small engine repair, pick-up & delivery available. Call Bob at 517-486-4818. ________________________ FREE COMPUTER AND ELECTRONIC RECYCLING Business and residential pickup. Call Retro PC Recyclers at 734-347-7004 Or email at ________________________ CHILD CARE FOR YOUR baby in my west Toledo home by responsible reliable mom. Experience and references. 419-478-6068 _______________________ COMPUTER TUTOR/FREELANCE WRITER. Microsoft Office Suite Certified. Ghost writing, brochures, more. References/writing samples upon request. Contact Tracey: or 248347-4949. ________________________

HOMES FOR SALE ________________________ TERRIFIC WELL MAINTAINED HOME with many updates - great Maumee location/($125,000)! For more information call 419-410-4718 or view online http://toledo.craigslist. org/reo/1112127665.html ________________________

RENTALS ________________________ $99 MOVE IN SPECIAL-LIMITED TIME! Gorgeous 1 bed apartment available, 550 square feet, eat-in kitchen with plenty of cupboard space, appliances included, some with dishwashers, dining room with closet and ceiling fan, spacious living room with wall A/C, bedroom has 2 big closets and bathroom has linen closet, secure intercom entry, resident only parking, friendly residents, manager lives on site, convenient location 5 minutes from MUO and 15 from UT! Call today! 419-351-3634 ______________________ APARTMENT AND ROOMS FOR RENT. Quiet, clean. Laundry facilities. Utilities all paid. Inquire at 419-2157759 or 419-508-2187 _______________________ APT NEXT TO OWENS COMMUNITY COLLEGE. 1 Bedroom Apartments within walking distance to Owens C.C. $388 to $415. No Pets. Laundry. Clean, Spacious. Call 419-410-0095. _______________________ UPTOWN LIVING – ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT $540/month 321-325 16th Street. Spacious, unique, hardwood, two bedroom

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apartments with character offers space and convenience of Uptown living, must see! Heat paid, 419-843-4178 for appointment.


817 Michigan Waiting list for Two Bedroom Apartments is CLOSED


Now Accepting Applications for Efficiencies,One and Two Bedroom Apartments at the PLAZA APARTMENTS 2520 Monroe Street Housing Community for Elderly (62 and older) or Handicapped/Disabled. Air Conditioning and Appliances Furnished Utility allowance. Rent based on income. Applications taken by appointment


MOODY MANOR APARTMENTS 2293 ½ Kent St. The waiting list for One Bedroom apartments is CLOSED


Water, gas, heat and central air. Ranging from $850-$975. 419-243-1302 for more info. _______________________ BEAUTIFUL 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT 900 SQ. FT in Historic Old West End. 1 block from Toledo Museum of Art. Off-street parking, hardwood floors, sunroom, heat & water included, washer & dryer onsite. Beautiful yard. $500/mo. + deposit. Call Richard 419-241-1930. _______________________ HOUSE SPACIOUS 3 BEDROOMS like new, quiet neighborhood, garage, 2508 Locust, $650/month. 419-410-7193. ______________________ DUPLEX W. Toledo north Haven, 2 bedroom spacious upper. Bay windows, natural wood work, fire place, appliances, basement. Great neighborhood & location. $550, call 419-474-9062. ______________________ TOLEDO: 1748 SYLVANIA AVE. Ideal location. $400/month. 90-days FREE rent!!! Needs redecorating. 419-290-4791. ________________________ BEAUTIFUL 3 BED SINGLE family FOR RENT next to Toledo Hospital/Midwood Dr. Major updates w/new furnace, windows, carpet, fenced yard, 2-car garage, all new appliances. Call 419-460-4505 for an application to qualify! $900 month...CALL TODAY!! _______________________ HOUSE IN HOLLAND FOR RENT: Flexible tenant needed; 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath, partially furnished. $1,500/ month; plus utilities. Call 419-902-9232. ____________________ CONDO FOR RENT: Airport & Bernath $800 per month, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, NO PETS; appliances included. 419-215-8526. ______________________ THE RENTAL/SALE of real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 as amended which makes it illegal to advertise "any limitation or discrimination." This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hearby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal housing opportunity basis ________________________



MOODY MANOR APARTMENTS 2293 ½ Kent St. Accepting Applications For Four Bedroom Apartments Appliances Utilities included Rent Based on Income Applications by Appointment

419-241-6985 ________________________ FOR RENT: WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP: 2338 Brookridge. Appliances included. A/C . (3) Three bedroom. Living room, vaulted ceilings in family room and kitchen. Open Sunday from 1-3 PM. No pets/No smokers. $800/month + deposit. 419-265-2426. _______________________ 1-BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE with panoramic view of the river. Located downtown in the historic Oliver House. Stove, refrigerator, garbage disposal, dishwasher, cable and WiFi included.

THERE HAS NEVER been a better time to start your own business, and you won’t find a better partner then AVON. Open your door to unlimited earnings potential. Contact Michelle/unit leader 419-902-3612 ______________________ FRENCH TEENS NEED FAMILIES NOW for this Summer. Adopt a French teen for 3 weeks summer from July 15 to August 4. Great cultural experience. Students bring own spending money, are insured. Families are compensated $75/week. Call or email Susan today at 419-937-0112. PLEASE HELP! ________________________ THE OMNI is looking for Entertainers: Mimes, Tarot readers, jugglers, stilt walkers, fire breathers, tumblers, etc. If you have a unique gift or talent we may want you call 419-535-6664 or email : ________________________ STYLIST/BARBER WANTED booth rental, Reynolds & Glendale area. Rent negotiable. Call Kelly at 419-810-6566. ______________________ THEATRE TECH STAFF NEEDED. The Toledo Rep is looking for some talented backstage volunteers to help with performances. Different levels of skill are acceptable. We need lighting & sound crew as well as running crew. Call Aggie at 419-243-9277. ________________________ LOOKING FOR A MORNING barrista Monday thru Friday 6:30 am -10 at Petit Fours Patisserie & Cafe, now located at 27 Broadway, at the Oliver House. Entrance located on the Ottawa Street


side. Please apply in person. Questions call Liz Grosjean @ 419-724-4477 _____________________ FOR ALL YOUR TRAVEL and entertainment needs, please visit or please call 419-260-2544. ______________________ BARTENDERS AND WAITSTAFF. Apply at 707 Matzinger. No phone calls. ________________________

PERSONALS ________________________ Swf mature seeks swm. petite attractive educated erudite loveable sensitive many interests 419 346 3782 ________________________ PETS ________________________ ADOPTION CARNIVAL. Sunday June 28th from 12-5pm. Sylvania Veterinary Hospital 4801 N. Holland-Sylvania. 419-885-4421. There will be pets for adoption, games, food and much more!!! ________________________


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Throughout cancer treatment, many scientific and medical terms become basic vocabulary for patients and their families. Other healing methods now compliment the scientific aspect of treatment. After years as a nurse, Deb Reis saw something to enhance oncology treatments. “We’re not really treating the whole person” Reis said. “Around the time I had that realization, I discovered the American Holistic Nursing Association (AHNA) while exploring other modalities.” Utilizing the mind, body and spirit focus, Reis uses healing touch, yoga, expression classes, aromatherapy and other techniques as a nurse with ProMedica. At Flower and Toledo Hospitals outpatient oncology departments, she coordinates a program called Healing Care. Patients engage in activities — coloring, painting, simple movements — to help them reach their mental

ELECTROPHONIC 8-TRACK stereo player and recorder with 3-speed phono changer. Plus AM/FM tuner. $100. 419-474-2470. STEREOS. Magnavox console and 2-

piece end table. Role top. $50/each. Speaker floor model, $40 per pair. Technic and Jameson. Before 10 a.m.-after 4 p.m. 419-666-3112.


ALVAREX ACOUSTIC GUITAR: excellent condition, leather strap and hard case included. $250 OBO. Nicole 419-205-5746.

WANTED: Country Karaoke Singers. Inquire @ Zingers Food & Spirits 920 Matzinger Rd. Toledo, Ohio 419726-0200

ELECTRPHONIC 8-TRACK stereo player and recorder with 3-speed phono changer. Plus AM/FM tuner. Asking $100. 419474-2470.

anything!!! Call 419-367-6807 or 419-490-5695.

THE BAND 427 is reforming and seeking a guitarist or keyboardist that can sing. Our contact information is 419-344-4174.



Rehearsal, jam, recording, and now storage space. Available 24/7 Access. Call The House of Rock: 419-346-5803.

and Acoustic Bass Amp for sale. 419-277-0880


time rock n’ roll band. Call Keith at 419-392-5020

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KENWOOD 350 WATT AMP and (2) two POLK 6x9’s and 6 1⁄2 inch speakers. NEW in box!!! Paid $375, asking $250. 419-902-8277


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and physical goals. “Some people want to work toward comfort, relaxation, or increased energy, since they become fatigued from other treatments,” Reis said, “but we blend different sessions according to their needs.” Reis discovered Nia, a healing technique which incorporates the mind, body, spirit and emotion to engage the entire person in self-discovery. As a Nia trainer, Reis teaches classes free of charge to cancer patients every Tuesday at Flower Hospital in Sylvania. With holistic treatment, patients use these newfound skills in relationships, stress management and finding new talents. “The diagnosis may have brought them to our program, but it’s what they learn in the program that helps them heal from within.” Reis also teaches evening Nia classes for the public at Mercy Wellness Center, Integration Yoga Studio and Dragon Tiger Martial Arts. For more information check out or contact Reis at 419-349-1815.


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5th at 6:00 pm. Special guest: First Creation. 3620 St. Andrew United Methodist Church on Heatherdowns. More information call 419-3290026.


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

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING. Comprehensive 200-hour yoga alliance registered yoga teacher training program. 10-month program. One weekend a month. For information visit or call Kathie. 419-877-9038. ______________________ 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. 419654-3262 or ______________________ INTEGRATION YOGA STUDIO, the Place to Be: Outdoor Yoga at Toledo Botanical Garden, Yoga, Senior Yoga, Lunch Hour Yoga (Downtown), Kids Yoga, Parent & Baby/Toddler Yoga, Family Yoga, Pilates, Nia, African Dance with ALMA Dance & Drum. Natural Family Fest 6/13. Summer Solstice Ceremony 6/20. Belly Dancing with Aegela 6/26. Circle of the Lotus Day Retreat 6/27. Reiki II Training 6/28. 4633 West Bancroft (just west of Talmadge). HYPERLINK “http://www.” www. (419) A-OM-YOGA. HYPERLINK “mailto:” yoga. ______________________ YOGA & BRUNCH. Get grounded every Sunday, July 12 – August 9. Yoga 9:30-10:15 a.m. with a healthy brunch to follow at THE GROUND LEVEL COFFEE HOUSE (formerly Brewed Awakenings) 2636 Central Ave. (near Douglas). Register with Jesse at Ground Level (419) 671-6272 www. or Jenn at Integration Yoga Studio (419) A-OMYOGA www.integrationyogastudio. com. Bring your mat and some friends (some provided).

______________________ BELLY DANCE – Shimmy into summer with internationally recognized artist/instructor, Aegela. Beginning June 22, Sun. – Thurs., daytime or evening classes available. No prior dance training required. $50 for 5-week session. Martin School, 10 S. Holland Sylvania at Hill, Toledo. Aegela@mindspring. com,, (517) 918-9547. ______________________ MARY BETH TANNER, therapeutic massage and health and wellness coaching. Over 20 years experience. Great gifts for anytime. 419-3675369. ______________________ BELLY DANCE FUSION Choreography & Technique at DANCE FX Tues 7p and Beginner Drills and Technique at BEDFORD DANCE ACADEMY Weds 7p Both classes begin July. 419.280.3674


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ARIES (March 21-April 19) Looks like your home is in shape to entertain there on the 27th and 28th. You have trouble being realistic on the 4th, 5th, and 6th. Mars gets vibes from Neptune, the foggy one. You need to get real if money is involved. The full moon on the 7th shines on your career. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Did you buy

a new car yet? You hardly have a minute of peace and quiet from the 25th thru the 28th. In July Venus is in three different signs which means VARIETY. On the 5th look for an increase in money to help with holiday bills. Be careful driving on the 7th.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) A new opportunity recently presented itself. Consider every angle but make the choice on the 29th. You are ready for firecrackers. Head out late on the 2nd with a schedule that would terrify most people. You can hardly wait to close your eyes and sleep on the 7th. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Thanks to the

last new moon you have plans for a perfect summer. July is exciting. You begin to party on the 2nd. You share your birthday with the USA so nobody celebrates as much as you do. When the full moon shines on the 7th, let someone else take over.

LEO (July 23-August 22) Starting on the

24th and continuing thru the 26th you put work on the back burner to plan your 4th of July celebration. You are hotter than a firecracker and start to celebrate on the 1st. On the 4th you march in or view the parade. By noon on the 5th rest in a deck chair or hammock.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22) Begin to formulate a serious holiday plan on the 24th. You are happier when organized BUT Uranus retrogrades on the lst making others less dependable so you take on too much. Friends come to your rescue on the 3rd. You are close to home on the 4th and 5th. LIBRA (September 23-October 22) You

have the energy and the cooperation of others

to consider more education. Sign up before the 29th. Making decisions is not one of your strengths! You are on the road from noon on the 3rd to late on the 5th. Be cautious at home on the 7th.


(October 23-November 21)

Your guardian angel is still at work in June. When Uranus retrogrades in your fifth house on the lst you shift mental gears. You vow to have everything your way so expenses are high on the 4th and 5th. The eclipse on the 7th is where you drive. WATCH IT!

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 20) If possible you get a head start on the

26th and settle in at your destination by the 1st. Every planet aligns to make this a perfect holiday. When you return to your routine on the 6th you do it with a smile. Avoid looking at your budget on the 7th.

CAPRICORN (December 21-January 19)

Now that legal matters are settled you concentrate on summer fun. Celebrate the holiday in a conservative way. On the 3rd relax and let someone else take the lead. The full moon and eclipse on the 7th are in your sign – you are back in control.

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18)

Keep your temper in check on the 26th. Consider an Anger Management Class on the 29th or 30th. Uranus retrogrades on the lst and this may slow you down somewhat. Turn down a few of the multiple invitations you receive for the holiday events

PISCES (February 19-March 20) Continue making your plans for the remainder of the summer. The first ten days of July Neptune aligns with Jupiter. The sky is the limit for you. You are happy, healthy, and generous. No job is too big; every vacation is perfect. You are on top of the world. 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.

need answers? get 'em @

Excitement surrounds all of us now. Uranus retrogrades, Mercury and Venus change signs, the Red, White Kaboom celebration takes place, followed by a full moon and eclipse. Check your sign below. — BY SUE LOVETT

©2009 Ben Tausig

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Status Symbols ACROSS 1. Gives props to 7. Monsoon Lagoon sounds 15. Begin without hesitation 16. Con artist’s forte 17. Imaginative child’s companion, perhaps 19. Philosopher Lao-___ 20. Place with pumice stones 21. Break one’s back, so to speak 22. Unable to decide 24. Mike of “Next Day Air” 27. Packaged food abbr. 30. Bodily angles 32. Occasion for facing a hostile crowd 35. Simple Swiss potato cake 36. Creature spotted at the Toledo Zoo? 37. Making out in front of everyone, say, for short 38. Devil’s tools, it’s said 41. Miss Piggy’s question 44. Words after cushion or pocket 45. Clean the mirror, after a hot shower 49. Reshining the pencils, e.g. 51. “The ___ Queene”: Spenser 52. House of Commons seat? 53. Give a hand? 55. Be charmed and then some 56. They sent Laika the dog into space in 1957 59. 51-Down upload 61. Whitney or Wallach 62. Amount left on a card 67. Sewn up, in a way 68. Geisha gear 69. Foot props 70. Cleanup hitters, often DOWN 1. Site with the tagline “What are you doing?” 2. Millennium Falcon pilot 3. Purely and simply, e.g. 4. Lobbying group formed fifteen years after TMI 5. 92.5 ___ FM

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6. Star of the “Blade” series 7. The Rams, on the scoreboard 8. Palm phone released in June 2009 9. Bring up, as spirits 10. Prefix with phobia 11. Sport for the downwardly mobile 12. Shoe raiser 13. East or west end? 14. Late musician Barrett 18. Halle Berry’s character, e.g., in a 1997 comedy 23. “The Little Red Hen” denial 25. Raise 26. Invoke the FCC’s wrath 28. Generally pretty vague category of arms: Abbr. 29. Leaves with dessert? 31. Woman in black, perhaps 33. Coulter who hates U.S. troops, freedom, etc. 34. Thrice, “etc.” 36. Downloaded some tracks from, say 39. “Girl on TV” boy band 40. Look to be 41. Degree Bill Gates and Warren Buffett never earned 42. Not in ___ Name (defunct antiwar group) 43. Coming out, as an animal in a crest 46. George Michael anthem 47. Engine conduit 48. Make love 50. Doubly positive response 51. Picasa alternative 54. Mark Wahlberg foe, in a 2001 remake 57. Poetry ___ 58. Indian classical genre 60. House, as it were 62. Hematological system 63. Brewery container 64. Dedicatee of Michael Jackson’s first #1 single 65. Mitt Romney’s denom. 66. Coldplay’s label


Happy anniversary, Reve! After ten years of serving the Toledo area at their 5633 N. Main location (22 years of total service), Sylvania's Reve marked their diamond anniversary with a one-of-a-kind event. A fashion show kicked off the night on Saturday, June 20, complemented with food, drinks and plenty of fun. Photos courtesy of

Marta Toma and Reve Owner Carmen Wigmans celebrate 10 years at the Main St. location.

Will Dobrolenski, Heather Squibb, and Christopher Schnabel are all smiles this evening.

Jen Williams, Tony Williams, and Kyra Waltz enjoy an evening of fine fashion and food.

Stephanie Redmond, Allan Rodgers, and Stephanie Hayne pose on Sylvania's Main Street. Stephanie Redmond and Gregg Radaker show their love of Reve.

Olivia Halter, Andrea Morris, and Allison Apsey enjoy the outdoor festivities.

n w o r u o y got tudies? social s

got some good pics with your friends at a local event? send them in to TCP and we could use them on our social studies page!

send your jpegs to: don’t forget to give us info on the event and the names of all your friends!


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