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The experience of being featured in The City Paper (June 19, Something 2013) has been incredibly and completely called Fowler positive, and not just for dating (most My name is Joshua of the attention has come from moms Fowler and I am a seeking dates for their daughters' friends Toledo City Council at and middle-aged men curious about what Large Candidate. Mr. women are like in 2013). Hildo wrote in his article The TCP stamp of approval means (June 5, 2013) that there is only one other a lot. People now look at me like I have Democrat running and that "is something something to offer even when I am walkcalled Joshua Fowler.” What exactly did ing through the rain without an umbrella. he mean by this? I do not know. I have Thank you for making the experience never done anything negative. If Mr. Hildo fun, flattering, and easy. I would work would take the time out to interview me with you again in a heartbeat, and I hope or inquire about me, he would clearly see to have the opportunity again soon. that I am not your typical candidate.

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God’s chosen candidate I talked to you several days ago about the awful names I was called in your paper (June 5, 2013) by a reporter (Johnny Hildo). These are false, unfounded and just evil, trying to crush a person. I am not all that, but I am a child of God who does no evil to people, a licensed minister, a prophetess and an exorcist. This reporter needs to hang up his hat. Maybe someday he will get a lawsuit—and also you—for stuff like this. This is trash talk, the finger points at him for doing it. I want a personal apology and printed retraction to the citizens of Toledo and for myself, as I am a famous personality and mayoral candidate of Toledo, Ohio. This article has tried to destroy my run for Mayor. This is God's race, and I'm sure he doesn't like what's been done to his child. God's word holds Hildo accountable, as well as The City Paper, for any evil done to me.


In the last issue of the Toledo City Paper (July 17, 2013) we incorrectly spelled the name of local filmmaker Jonathan Kimble.

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The Green Apple, a new international restaurant that will serve a mix of American, English and Indian food, is coming to Toledo at 3344 Secor Road in mid-August, next to Bassett’s Health Foods.

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Domo Sushi is reopening an Asian fusion restaurant in a new location, 6725 W. Central Ave. in the St. James Shoppes, relocated from Reynolds Rd. Check their Facebook (search DOMODOMOSUSHI) for updates. Leo Dahabey, a Sylvania Southview and University of Toledo graduate, opened a new restaurant, Bloudan Mediterranean Cuisine, in Sylvania at 7430 Central Avenue in the St. James Shoppes. Named after the town in Syria where Dahabey’s parents grew up, the restaurant will offer a variety of Mediterranean food as well as a mural portraying Syrian scenes on the windows, by Valerie Lucio. 419-517-7545. Great Finds has moved to 1414 Reynolds Rd. from its former location downtown on Adams St. Co-owner James Valentine displays antiques from 30 different dealers and showcases a variety of items from earlyAmerican to modern collectibles. For vendor spots, call 419-887-0916. Blackwood’s Grille, located at 3309 Holland-Sylvania, is no longer open for business. Two new businesses have moved into Sylvania—Peace Love & Pottery studio at 6750 Sylvania Ave. near McCord Rd., and Interrupt Marketing at 6622 Maplewood Ave. Peace Love & Pottery is a new business venture by owner Julianne Reinhart while Interrupt Marketing moved from their former location in downtown Toledo.

Snap Shot! Take a pic of yourself with a copy of TCP at the Northwest Ohio landmarks featured in Tourist in Toledo starting on pg. 9 and share them on our Facebook page for a chance to win restaurant gift certificates and #swag!

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TCP weighs in on its All Good experience

TCP caught up with 21 year old rapper, Mac Miller, before his show in Cleveland on Tuesday to get a chance to peel back the layers of the Pittsburgh native. After answering the phone with R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” playing in the background, he chatted about his new album, sweet dance moves and the video game he just beat.

Rick’s City Diner is relocating from their home on Bancroft St. to the old Cici’s Pizza building at 5333 Monroe St. The restaurant will have their soft opening on August 3 and 4, where a portion of the profits from the weekend will go to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Toledo. 419-536-1117. www.facebook. com/Ricks-City-Diner Invisions Salon and Spa, located at 4903 Dorr. St near Reynolds Rd., is having their grand opening on Sunday, August 4 from 1-5pm. Their specialized staff includes hair designers, nail technicians, skin care specialists and massage therapists. 419-214-0099. Attention all local musicians -- Studio 86, a brand new music recording studio located inside the Secor Building at 425 Jefferson Ave, is open and ready for clients. All aspiring musicians are welcome to come record their music -- rates start at $30 an hour. By appointment only. To book an appointment, call 419-2839153 or email

The historically jam-band friendly festival lived up to it’s reputation in its 17th year. The spirit of the Grateful Dead resonated throughout the weekend from the Dark Star Orchestra on Friday to Furthur on Saturday night — including a duet between Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and Furthur guitarist Bob Weir. Despite the wind, rain, lightning and thunder, All Good Music Festival 2013 kept on trucking and the inclement weather didn't dampen the spirits of festival goers.

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From her attic to yours A kinder, gentler kind of resale shop By Sarah Miller

One and Three Quarters

Maumee officially became a city in 1838, which makes this year the 175th anniversary of its founding. The city has celebrated its’ anniversary every 25 years since it’s centennial in 1938. This years celebration begins on Sunday, August 11 with an old-fashioned baseball game and ice cream social at the Wolcott House, beginning at 1pm. On Monday, there will be a free community pool party at Rolf Park and Wednesday is free movie day at the Maumee Indoor Theater. Thursday is the main event, with the Celebrating a Legacy reception at the Maumee Indoor Theater, featuring a debut of a documentary film highlighting the heritage of Maumee catered with appetizers prepared by Degage, Dale’s Bar and Grill, Famous Brother Bakers Chili and The Village idiot. Events continue through Saturday, August 17. Visit for a full schedule of events. August 11—17. Downtown Maumee, Ohio.—GMK

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Discover Downtown Toledo Tours are back with a vengeance— and this summer they are taking attendees to some of Toledo’s most historical buildings. Sponsored by The University of Toledo Urban Affairs Center and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, these downtown walking tours are led by guides who are trained in Toledo history and architecture. On Thursday August 1, meet at 26 Broadway in the parking lot near Maumee Bay Brewing Co. for a lunchtime walk-through of Toledo’s own Oliver House. And on Thursday August 8, gather at Scott High School to see how great the building looks after its recent renovations. Tours run every Thursday at 11am through August 29 with a different destination each week. All walking tours are free, rain or shine events. For information and a full schedule  call 419-259-5233 or email—GMK


Abigail Cary, owner of Abigail’s Attic resale shop in Bowling Green, is on a mission: She won’t rest until every item in her shop finds a good home. Cary works closely with community groups like Alicia’s Voice, a domestic abuse support organization, providing women with items that help them start new lives. Her aim is to donate items to organizations that might re-purpose them — places like Bowling Green State University’s theater department and local hospitals. If pairs of shoes don’t sell, Cary will drive them to the Soles4Souls donation site in Defiance. Soles4Souls, a global not-for-profit provides shoes for people in need both in the U.S. and abroad. Slightly stained or torn clothes will go to the area’s homeless and inner city missions. Cary believes that placing an item in the trash is only a last resort. “I never turn anything away,” she says. “There’s always a way to re-purpose an item.” To Cary, worn-out jeans make perfect insulation for homes.  She also consults with friends and family on Pinterest for repurposing ideas, like how to turn an old entertainment center into bookshelves. Cary, a lifelong resident of Bowling Green, opened the for-profit Abigail’s Attic in December 2011. Since the closing of Bowling Green’s Salvation Army thrift store, Cary saw a real need in the area she could fill. “I love helping people and there’s a new project every day.” Visitors stepping inside Abigail’s Attic will find myriad treasures—dresses, shoes, toys, jewelry, televisions, furniture, videos and more. The front door swings open for bargain shoppers and people poised to rid themselves of clutter in exchange for cash. Inside, a first-time customer could find an Agatha Christie paperback mystery to add to her collection while a young expectant couple may look at bed frames. The activity inside is brisk, and Cary is constantly busy tending the store with help from family and friends. Consignment shops like Abigail’s Attic not only make smart financial sense, but are good for the environment as well. This store blossomed from Abigail Cary’s commitment to helping others and creating a greener world. “Items that you can’t sell at your yard sale, I’ll take them and finish that off for you,” Cary says. Abigail’s Attic. 106 Napoleon Rd, Bowling Green. Open Monday-Saturday, 10am-7pm. 419-575-4302.

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Skydive Tecumseh accommodates both experienced and beginning jumpers.

The Sky and Stars are the Limit By Alison Wood-Osmun

Lightness of Being

“So why wouldn’t you want to jump out of a plane especially when the door is open,” says Phil White a jump veteran and instructor at Skydive Tecumseh. For fifty years, Skydive Tecumseh has served as a mecca for those seeking a feeling of exhilaration and excitement. According to staff member Corinne Purucker, it is the largest jump location between Chicago and New Jersey and accommodates both experienced, solo jumpers as well as beginners who come to take tandem jumps (jumps taken while strapped to an instructor) featuring state of the art equipment and planes.


Seated around the shaded picnic tables next to the grassy flight strip are four college students from Michigan State waiting for their flight. They decided to do this to add some adventure to their lives after completing this year’s course work. “We’re looking for a new experience,” says Paige Bolen as both Ava Peera and Danielle Deroche nod. “Something not everyone has done or will do,” adds Lizzy Gregory. Also planning to jump are Kevin and Kristie McCort, a father/daughter duo who are finally fulfilling the dream of jumping together. (Due to high winds the jump was postponed. Look for Part 2 in the August 14 Field Guide on how the jumps turned out.) It’s the instructors that have given me the tiniest bit of pause that I may be missing out on something incredible (I have no plans on jumping folks –I do a lot for Field Guide/ The Perseid Meteor Shower is conTCP but this ain’t gonna happen). They are sidered the brightest and best for calm, friendly people with absolute fun and the year in the Northern Hemisphere. delight in their eyes and smiles. There is an Fifty to one hundred glowing and expansiveness about them that comes from fast-moving shooting stars per hour having left the ground, soaring beyond their will travel across the sky after midown fears and reservations, and living for night between August 11, 12 and 13. the jump. Manager Rob Harris sums skyWith the meteors very visible long diving up best, “it is a huge leap of faith, an streaming trains (tails of light) streakabsolute rush of freedom to fly, to feel the air ing across and lingering in the night currents and be part of them.” sky, this shower really is a magical and wondrous sight to behold as Skydive Tecumseh is located at 9305 Tecumseh Clinton Hwy, Tecumseh MI call 517-423-7720 and/ you become a part of the light show or visit for rates, booking happening above. and more info.

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Early voting for the September 10 th Primary Election starts in August.

Scrambling on board

Are you registered yet?

School Board follies about to commence By Johnny Hildo What a difference a few weeks make.

Not long ago we posted a wee snippet wondering if anyone would be silly enough to want to serve on the Toledo School Board. At the time, it looked like a mass exodus was underway. Current Board members Larry Sykes, Lisa Sobecki, and Bob Vasquez were all rumored to be seeking a seat on Toledo City Council. Fellow member Brenda Hill was not seeking re-election, leaving a wide open race without incumbents. Hoo boy, did that put the powers-dat-is into a tizzy. The only declared candidate was an unknown named Tina Henold, who has shown her staunch dedication to public education by home schooling her children. And has a broad knowledge of the Toledo community gleaned from having resided here on a continuous basis for three entire years. And is backed by the Toledo Tea Party, which we didn’t even know existed. And has said that ancient mythology should be taught as science. And has advanced such nuanced initiatives for district transformation as putting kids first and working with parents and teachers. Really intricate policy stuff. And, well, you get the picture. Newbie nutjob a shoo-in for the Board due to lack of interest? Nope. As of now only Sykes has filed to run for Council. Sobecki is staying put on the Board and Hill isn’t running, but Vasquez is now circulating petitions for re-election. That leaves two seats open, which still kicks the door wide open for the Tea Party crackpot, right? That thought threw such a fright into Sobecki that she went scrambling for a viable alternative candidate. She came up with long-time member of Parent Congress for TPS, Chris Varwig, who actually sent her child to


Toledo Public Schools and has been a long term participant in creating a meaningful dialogue among parents, teachers and TPS administration. Which gives her a bit more credibility in a run for the Board, one might think— although we suspect no one outside the TPS hallowed halls has heard of her. The lack of candidates didn’t go unnoticed by others, of course. The seemingly easy road to elected office attracted the likes of perennial losers Aji Green and Polly Taylor-Gerken, wife of LC County Commish Pete. Green has run for the Board before, losing in oh nine, and also lost his run for a District 1 Council seat two years ago. Hate to be the bearer of such news, ol’ buddy, but three strikes and you’re out. Gerken lost her try for Council in oh nine, and also lost back in the nineties. She recently retired from TPS, having served the District for thirty years. Given that history, mebbe a seat on the Board is more her speed, mebbe not. See our news directed to Green, above. Then there’s candidate Perry LeFevre, favorite of labor types since he is the President of the Sylvania teachers’ union. That’s right: Sylvania. He’s very involved there, we hear. Also circulating petitions to run is Republican Arthur Henry IV, a self-described member of the Urban

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Coalition. That’s the group of nuthatches that rose to ascendancy back in oh five, during the schism in the LC Dems, and elected Darlene Fisher to the Board. Fisher is now nothing more than the answer to the political trivia question,“who was the last incumbent in Toledo who lost a bid for re-election?” Last, but possibly least, is something called Maynard Porter, about which we know little except that he attended TPS, although we don’t know when. If you’re keeping score at home, notice the shift. A few weeks ago no one but a goofball tea bagger was officially in the race. Since then we’ve added an incumbent, a parent, a couple of two-time losers, a union head, a nuthatch and some guy to be named later. Quick! You just read this entire column. How many of ‘em can you name? Thought so. Filing deadline to run for the Board is fast approaching. Happy election season, y’all!

Low Keys: Hip places that go under the radar

San Marcos Taqueria, 235 Broadway St.

resting e t n i d n a e u the uniq area. With quaint l l a d e t n a r g ake for e around the Toledo a plethora of t o t y s a e s ’ t I d explor ls, battle sites, and hio has many of the n a e e s o t s e plac oric canaunities, Nor thwest O lore and appreciate t s i h , s n w o t river oppor t ts. So get out, exp e, or take an n o i t a e r c e r r outdoo s that draw touris ade it to in a whil her way, have attractions that you haven’t m nder your radar. Eit the place e to places that are un hometown! adventur a tourist in your ow fun being

View nature from a different perspective at the National

This place used to be downtown’s best kept secret, but the word got out! Where else can you get cantina-style lengua tacos and authentic horchata?


4020 Secor Rd.

There’s no place like a no frills rock-n-roll bar to throw back some cold ones. Adjacent to our friends at Culture Clash Records, Rocky’s is a welcoming joint with great tunes and frequent live music. And you won’t be bombarded with TVs!

Pho Viet Nam, 3636 Upton Ave.

This quaint little place serves Soul Food along side Vietnamese cuisine. We were sold on it immediately! If you’re not on the Pho train yet, this gem will turn you into a believer of the Vietnamese noodle soup!

Boyd’s Retro Candy Store,

954 Philips Ave.

Center For Nature Photography

Who can take a tomorrow and dip it in a dream? Boyd’s! Toledo’s candy man provides a nostalgic trip back to ol’timey candy shoppes. Relive your hoodrat days with some politically incorrect candy cigarettes!

Open year round, Saturdays & Sundays, 12-5pm. Free. 10001 W. Central Ave., Berkey. 419-407-9757.

New Empire Restaurant,

Take a deep breath and become inspired by wildlife at the National Center for Nature Photography. Nestled in the 600-acre Secor Metropark, the nationally renowned center showcases the beauty of fauna, flora and the environment to encourage education about the natural world through the storytelling eye of a lens.

6540 Centers Dr., Holland

Have lunch on the roof of the

Main Library

Open year round, Mon.-Thu. 9am-8:30pm; Fri. & Sat. 9am-5:30pm. September-May, Sun. 1-5pm. Free. 325 North Michigan St. 419-259-5200. Escape the office and take your lunch break at this quiet oasis in the heart of downtown. The rooftop garden is the perfect urban hideaway to relax and catch up on your latest read. Don’t work downtown? Come on the weekend and relax after you browse the great resources the Main Library offers.

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Chuhuly Reeds, Main Library

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Take a pic for a chance to win! Details on p. 3

The best weekends end on Sunday morning (yeah right, more like 1pm if you’re like the TCP staff!) with Dim Sum at this Chinese establishment off of Airport Hwy. Enjoy small plates of a variety of culinary creations with every flavor and texture imaginable. And they have deep-fried baconwrapped shrimp. ‘Nuff said.


1423 Bernath Pkwy This low-key Asian escape offers a delicious menu of Korean favorites such as Bibim Bap (a veritable rice salad) as well as a full sushi bar, manned by sushi chef extraordinaire, Kengo. The best part of Korean dining is all the sauces, chili pastes, fresh herbs, and other “toppings” used to tailor any dish to your specific tastes. Cont. on p. 10


Cont. from p. 9

Kayak down the Explore the Toledo Botanical Gardens 2700 broadway / 419-385-5721 5403 Elmer Dr. / 419-841-3905 / Northwest Ohio is full of wonderful botanical destinations. Not only does the Toledo Zoo have amazing animal exhibits, it is also home to The Ziems Conservatory. What makes the conservatory stand out is that the Horticulture department at the Zoo is in charge of the lush beauty in and around the Conservatory. There are alluring gardens adjacent to the main glass house, full of hybrid teas, roses and floribundas. If you haven’t visited the Toledo Botanical Garden you’re missing out on one of the city’s great escapes! Positioned on 60 acres of land, it is comprised of 17 smaller, unique gardens, each with their own personality and design. Navigate through the estate, and you will come across The Green Garden, tucked around a stone wall and reminiscent of the popular children’s book, “The Secret Garden.” In addition to the natural beauty, Toledo Botanical Garden also sponsors fantastic art, history and science classes for all ages.

Maumee River

March 15-October 15, Mon.-Sat. 8am-6pm; Sun. 8am-5pm. $20-$75. 24316 Front St. 419-832-0989. There’s no need to travel out of Northwest Ohio for excellent kayaking. There are plenty of places to launch from along the river if you have your own kayak or canoe. But if not, River Lures in Downtown Grand Rapids is a great place to go for outdoor adventuring on the Maumee. With several different rental packages available, your journey can range from a short nine-mile trip to Farnsworth Metropark to a full river excursion to Walbridge Park in Toledo. River Lures will even pick you up at your destination and take you back to your vehicle.

Bike the Greenbelt Parkway Bike Path Parking available at Tribute Memorial Park, Front St. at I-280.

Whether you’re a cycling enthusiast or a casual weekend rider, there are some great bike trails to explore after you dust off the old 10-speed. The University Parks Trail, the Wabash Cannonball Trail and, for the more extreme rider, the Jermain Park Mountain Bike Trail, are all fun rides with varying levels of difficulty. We suggest hitting the Greenbelt Parkway Bike Path just North of Cherry St., downtown. The path runs along a nature area on the side of Greenbelt Parkway then over the Craig Memorial Bridge to the East Side. It’s definitely a unique ride that showcases the majesty of civic engineering as you weave through the columns supporting the Veteran’s Glass City Skyway Bridge.

Travel back to 1812

at Ft. Meigs

Open year round, Wed.-Sat. 9:30am-5pm; Sun. 12-5pm. $4-$7 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg. 419-874-4121. Ohio could easily have been a commonwealth of Great Britain if it wasn’t for this important outpost on the bend of the river where today the cities of Maumee and Perrysburg meet. Built during the War of 1812 under the command of General William Henry Harrison, this historical site fended off two sieges of Native American, Canadian and British forces. Today it serves as a memorial site and museum of early American life with war re-enactors and educational exhibits. You don’t have to be a history buff to think antique cannons and the strategic view of the river are super cool!

Local Landmark #


Tribute Memorial Park, Front St. at I-280

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Tour the 577 Foundation Open yearlong, Mon.-Sun. 9am-5pm. Reservations are required. 577 Foundation E. Front St., Perrysburg. 419-874-4174.

Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. With a world-class collection, a history of glass art innovation and a separate but equally renowned Glass Pavilion, Toledo boasts one of the country’s jewels of cultural institutions. Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway Established in 1900, the Zoo is consistently heralded as one of the country’s best. Exhibits range from the beasts of the African Savanna on the Tembo Trail to the Polar Bears of the Arctic Encounter, but really the coolest exhibit is the first-of-its-kind Hippoquarium. Mud Hens Game, 406 Washington St. Nothing represents Toledo pride more than the beloved minor league affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. The team, first assembled in 1902, and their home, Fifth Third Field, has been a catalyst for redevelopment downtown.

no-brainers for taking out-of-towners


This pretty riverside garden in Perrysburg offers a variety of activities and classes for children and adults. There’s also a dairy and a pottery barn. One of the coolest features on the property is the Geodesic Biodome housing a climate controlled garden and koi pond. Its systems track the weather and different panels on the structure will automatically open or close to vent air and maintain a constant temperature.

Get lost

Wheeler Farms

Obee Rd., Whitehouse. 419-877-2733. The sprawling farm is home to numerous activities and attractions including the Whitehouse Christmas Tree Farm, Whitehouse Shrimp Farm and a world-class Butterfly House filled with beautiful and rare winged beauties. Every year, the farm hosts a themed, 16-acre corn maze. Last year we wandered our way through Mitt Romney’s nose, but this year’s theme will be the UT Rockets and BGSU Falcons. When you visit, keep a lookout for the farm’s newest animal acquisitions: a pair of peacocks.

Tony Packo’s, 1902 Front St. When Tony Packo first created the Hungarian Hot Dog, it was 1932. All these years later, Tony Packo’s is still operated by family and has expanded from a corner sandwich and ice cream shop into a delectable stop for locals and celebrities alike. Many a celeb have even signed a hot dog bun during their visit, and the buns are all on display for everyone to see.

Play a round of disc golf Open year round. Carter Park, 401 Campbell Hill Rd.

Looking for a leisurely outdoor activity that won’t wear you out in the summer heat? Try a round of disc golf. Ottawa Park offers a great urban course that’s perfect for beginners. Just a short drive away in Bowling Green, there’s a nationally recognized 18-hole disc golf course at Carter Park, located just off I-75 in BG. The course is challenging enough for hardcore disc golfers and still accessible for novices.

Oliver House, 27 Broadway Built in 1859, the Oliver House is home to multiple eating and drinking establishments, loft apartments, and the Maumee Bay Brewing Company. Treat your visitors to Toledo’s own Buckeye Beer, brewed right in house! The Docks, Main St., East Side Toledo Sitting on Toledo’s best real estate is a row of restaurants: Real Seafood, El Vaquero, Zia’s and, the latest addition, Forresters. While they represent some interesting cuisine, the real draw is the amazing view of our downtown skyline from across the river.


Cont. on p. 12

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Commodore Perry Statue, Downtown Perrysburg

Details on p. 3

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Cont. from p. 11

Go cruisin’ on a

sunny afternoon

Dock at Jefferson Ave., Promenade Park. 419-537-1212. Plan a staycation and book a cruise along the Maumee. For a historic journey you can head to Providence Metropark for a ride on a canal boat, the Volunteer. For an urban water excursion, the Sandpiper (pictured) in downtown Toledo offers several cruises throughout the week from lunch cruises on Thursdays to picturesque sunset cruises on Sunday nights. Rides upon the Sandpiper highlight the architecture of homes along the river and the might of our port, where the Maumee meets Lake Erie.

Have fun in the sun at Maumee Bay State Park

1750 State Park #2 Oregon. 419-836-1466. Whether it’s for a day in the sun or an entire weekend, there’s plenty waiting for locals looking to get away from the daily grind. While the beach offers the sun and the sand, there are also plenty of trails to explore the wildlife of Northwest Ohio. Stay in a cabin, at the lodge or camp in the State Park for a weekend away. Consider a day trip for boating, picnicking, golfing, exploring or other fun activities. This is just a short list—there’s so much more to do in Northwest Ohio! Share some of your favorite spots on our page, and don’t be shy, share your pics with us too!

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Plensa’s Spiegel,

Toledo Museum of Art

High Level Bridge,

Details on p. 3

Downtown Toledo

Details on p. 3

Here are a few local celebs’ favorite spots in T-Town Pete Gerken,

Lucas County Commissioner ■■Kayaking off my back dock on River road and showing the beautiful homes and scenery on the Maumee River. ■■Ruby’s Kitchen, a soul food restaurant at 4933 Dorr St. ■■Erie Street Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning. ■■A Toledo Mud Hens baseball game.  12

Joe Napoli,

President and General Manager of the Toledo Mudhens Baseball and Toledo Walleye Hockey ■■Walking across the Maumee River at Sidecut or Farnsworth Metroparks during low tide. ■■A Bowling Green Falcons hockey Game. ■■A University of Toledo football game. ■■Fossil Park in Sylvania.

On the Main Campus of the University of Toledo is a gateway to the universe at the newly upgraded Ritter Planetarium with its state of the art Spitz SciDome XD projection system, the world’s first. With more than six million pixels projecting on the 40-foot dome above you, you’ll feel fully immersed in all the action. Explore the constellations visible in Toledo’s night sky, and travel to galaxies far, far away to glimpse deepspace astronomy’s latest discoveries.

Marcy Kaptur,

Congresswoman ■■Exploring our Metroparks. ■■Christie’s Candies and Mints. ■■Wixey Bakery. ■■El Tipico.

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Public programs run Fridays, Through August, 8:30pm. $5-$7. University of Toledo campus / 419-530-4037 /

Local Laureates and Wordsmiths


was a challenge. In 2013, we updated the contest, asking for Twitter poems (restricted to 140 characters) and Flash Fiction, which is limited to only three sentences. Aspiring writers had to be fast and furious with their words. Enjoy.

✻ Winner Untitled


El ir y venir                                       The coming and going



TCP’s annual summer poetry and fiction contest grows each year, and has become one of the events ourstaff is most excited for. Toledo has untapped great writers, eager to be published. Deciding this year’s winners

de las ondas                                     of waves como gente que concimos                 like people we know

Mary Rios

Runners-up The Paper

there is no us

Old Skool Hip Hop Disco.

in u.s.a./or

Take the kids to Sunshine.

poems composed with 140 characters or less

Press On


Absolute ragtime car show.

so blow your whistles

Reconnect with rhinoplasty


or adopt Milly today.

press, press

Brenna Duggan

your lips to the whistle & blow those sweet liberating keys

Sam Wright


✻ Winner A Game of Chance Two old white men sat around a flat-screen TV blaring

works of fiction in three sentences or less

news from the war. An aspirin factory had just been bombed in Damascus, and one of the men fumbled in his wallet for a crumpled twenty.  “You’re a fool still betting on Baghdad,” the second man chuckled, folding

The End


As time races on, I hold on so tightly I can hardly breathe. Each memory plays back in

the bill before putting it in the pocket over his heart.

Eric Pilcher

I Should Have Bought MP3’s

my mind with perfect details like an old class-

Boy and Girl meet and fall in love.

room projector from the seventies. When the

Boy and Girl break up a couple years later.

film runs out and begins to flap over and over,

Boy can no longer find any of his CDs.

I smile while crying and put down the weight of the world because it is the end.

Nina Beckford

Brandon Ridner July 31 • August 13



August 2

International Beer Day

Celebrate International Beer Day with the Andersons. Custom mix your own 6-packs from their large selection of domestic and imported beers. 4701 Talmadge Rd., Toledo. 419-473-3232.

August 8

2 Lads Wine Dinner

Evans Street Station is thrilled to welcome Cornel Olivier, owner and winemaker of 2 Lads Winery, as he hosts his first wine dinner in Southern Michigan. 2 Lads has built a cult-like following and only recently began distributing their Old Mission Peninsula wines. six courses & six wines. Reservations required. $70 per guest. 7pm-9:30pm. Evans Street Station.110 S. Evans St., Tecumseh. 517-424-5555.

August 9

NWO Hopheads Festival 419 Craft at the Quarry

Enjoy refreshing craft beer, great food and live music by BOFFO. $10 at the gate. Beer tickets are 5 for $5, 15 for $12 or 25 for $22. Must be 21 years or older to attend. 7pm-midnight. Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd., Sylvania. 419-882-1500.

Friday-Saturday, August 16 & 17

14th Annual Taste of Maumee

Fifteen local restaurants, including Deet’s BBQ, Pizzaroma, and La Fiesta, will be serving up their best food during the Taste of Maumee. Live bands, a Kid’s Fun Zone, a Street Fair with Arts and Crafts, and a Parade are sure to keep everyone entertained. Friday 5-11pm, Saturday 11am-11pm. Uptown Maumee, Conant, Wayne & Dudley Streets.

August 23

10th Annual Feast with the Beasts

Be a part of an elegant fundraiser for The Toledo Zoo including a five-course gourmet dinner, the perfect wine, and a sumptuous dessert. There might even be a wild animal encounter. The net proceeds from Feast with the Beasts directly support the continued development of Zoo programs and exhibits. $200 of every reservation is tax-deductible. Reservations are $250 per person and must be made in advance; reservations are limited. 419.385.5721, ext. 2091. 6:30pm-10:30pm. The Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo. 419-385-5721 ext 2091.

ONGOING Private Cooking & Tea Classes

Sweet Shalom is now offering private cooking and tea related classes. Learn about making delightful tea foods such as scones, how to host a tea party, the history and art of tea, ancient tea ceremonies, etc. A minimum of six people are needed to make up a class. $35. Complimentary tea will be served. Sweet Shalom Tea Room by Vintage Teas, 8216 Erie St., Sylvania. 419-297-9929.

A classier kind of street meat

Family-owned hot dog cart serves up Summertime favorites By Emily Gibb The scent of grilling brats and dogs wafts through the air as the sizzle signals hungry party-goers. Carol Chappuis, owner/operator of Chappy’s Snappy Dogs, rolls up the umbrella of her hot dog cart and the crowds start to flock. “Every place we go, if the umbrella goes up, I’m ready to serve,” Chappuis said. This is Chappy Snappy Dogs’ eighth season serving up hot dogs, bratwurst and sausages at events around Northwest Ohio. Chappuis and her husband Richard “Chap” Chappuis didn’t have an interest in the food-service industry until Chap’s friend, Bob Thompson, owner of two hot dog carts, gave them a call. “One weekend, he says ‘Chap, I have a graduation party and another party and I can’t do both of them. Can you help?’ And we got hooked,” Chappuis said. They drove out to a graduation party in Oak Harbor, came back and talked him into selling his second cart. “He passed away a year and a half after we got the cart,” Chappuis said. “We don’t know where his other cart [named

Mustard’s Last Stand] is now.” She and her husband manned the cart together until health issues relegated him to organizational duties two years ago.

Cart catering

She does graduation parties, wedding receptions, and makes appearances at Honda East events and many animal rescue events, like Bark in the Park. “I do all of it. Not only the food I’m cooking, but I’ll watch their food too, that way mom and dad can enjoy the party. I also have time to take pictures and I put those on a CD for them,” she said. Depending on the event, Chappuis offers package deals or sells to peopled individually. “I like the package deals better than selling, but at the same time, we’re not expensive,” she said. Our hot dogs are $2, our sausages are $2.25 and our brats are $2.75, and it includes everything—coney sauce, sauerkraut, eight different kinds of mustard, cheese, onion and relish.” They use sauerkraut from Toledo’s Hirzel Canning Co. and their bratwurst come from Wyoming, MI. “We try to keep

everything local,” she said. Chappuis said the secret to their flavorful wieners is that they steam everything instead of boiling. After steaming, the dogs are finished on a grill to enhance the taste. In the rare instance that she has leftovers, Chappuis likes to give back— whether to her neighbors or to the less fortunate. A few months ago, she had about 14 packages of buns left over, so she filled them with hot dogs and took them to the Cherry Street Mission. “Everyone in the neighborhood knows us as the ‘Hot Dog People,’” she said. Although Chappuis works full time Monday through Friday in medical billing at HRC Manor Care, running Chappy’s keeps her feeling happy and youthful. “I don’t do it to make a lot of money, I really don’t. I do it to have fun and keep myself out of trouble, keep myself young,” she said. To book Chappy’s Snappy Dogs for an event, call 419-297-1004 or email

Tasting Tuesdays

Expand your palate each Tuesday with a special three-course tasting menu. Enjoy the courses alone, or splurge with wine pairings to complete an already delicious combination of tastes. $29; $46 with wine pairings. Element 112, 5735 N. Main St., Sylvania. 419-517-1104.



Have fun meeting new people and enjoy delicious drinks. Must be 21 years or older. 5pm-9pm. Ye Olde Durty Bird, 2 S. St. Clair St., Toledo. 419-243-2473.

Every Tuesday

Pinot on the Patio!

This event features special pricing on full bottles of wine and a special menu prepared by Chef Robby Lucas (along with guest chefs once a month) right out on the patio in front of you! Accompanied by live acoustic music with Jeff Stewart. Bar 145, 5305 Monroe Street, Toledo. 419-593-0073.


Zucchini mission

Calling all locavores—the Northwest Ohio Food Council is sponsoring this year's Local Foods Week 2013, which takes place in a variety of venues across the Toledo area from August 8-18. Local Foods Week celebrates locally grown food and the effort to develop personal connections with growers and producers to discover the freshest, tastiest, and most local food. Planned activities include 'Sneak a Zucchini on Your Neighbor's Porch' on Thursdays, August 8 and 15. The Toledo Grows Market Stand will be open from 11am to 1:30pm at 900 Oneida Street. Music lovers will enjoy Jazz in the Market at the Toledo Farmers Market on Saturday, August 10 while those interested in agriculture can attend 'Country Living Days' at the Blue Creek Conservation Area, along Waterville-Neapolis Road at Schadel Road, in Whitehouse to learn about gardening and nature. For a full schedule, visit

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Wine country

True wine aficionados know that there are few things in life better than a glass of good wine on a lazy summer night. On Saturday, August 10, the Paws and Whiskers rescue shelter will host their 2013 Summer Wine Tour, which will take participants on an adventure to five separate wineries along the Southeast Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail. The tour begins at the Elder-Beerman Westgate parking lot on Secor Rd. at 9am, where a deluxe motor-coach will take fifty six adventurers to Burgdorf’s Winery, Sleeping Bear Winery, Chateau Aeronautique Winery, Pentamere Winery and Flying Otter Winery. Each stop will feature a newly released wine paired with food prepared at each winery. Tickets are limited to one bus, so make sure you register early in order to guarantee a seat. Departs 9am, returning at approximately 7:30pm. $56 per person. 3311 Secor Rd., Toledo. 419-5361914. www.pawsandwhiskers. org—GMK

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WEDDINGS Summer Wedding feature 2013

Quarterly guide where local brides share their weddings, tips and favorite vendors with our readers.

Jenna and Mike met for the first time when they were involved in Greek life at Ohio University. Often frequenting the same bars, they saw each other around campus. “We always had a flirtatious relationship as acquaintances, barely knowing each others’ names.” Mike says. “Somehow the stars aligned and we figured out that we would both be in Columbus for the 4th of July (2009), Hesitantly, she decided to come to my buddy’s house-party for the big parade and great fireworks. We ended up staying up all night talking; it seemed like we had known each other forever. From that day on we haven’t left each others’ side.” He adds. “We had our first kiss under the fireworks, and it was perfect.” Jenna tells us.

The Ceremony & Flowers The Ceremony took place in Perrysburg, at St. Rose Church. “The church was decorated beautifully! Ivory hydrangeas lined the aisle and dotted the alter.” My flowers were incredible, thanks to Bartz Viviano! I had a large bouquet of Red Roses, and my bridesmaids each had a full bouquet of white roses.” I wanted to keep it simple, but I had a specific idea in my head and their wedding coordinator was able to execute this perfectly. She really listened to everything I said, and provided me with suggestions for everything. I was undecided on some items, but it was all better than I had imagined. “



Mike’s original plan was to propose on Christmas Eve, which is Jenna’s favorite holiday, but instead when Mike picked up the ring, he couldn’t help himself. He immediately drove to see Jenna’s father and asked for his daughter’s hand in marriage. He proposed that day a few hours later. It was a surreal moment for Jenna when he got down on one knee to propose. “He often joked around about getting down on one knee, and I’d hold my breath realizing that he was just tying his shoe.” Jenna recalls, “ “I think he enjoyed torturing me like that.” This night though, it was for real! I could not believe it!” Jenna accepted with a tearful embrace, and they headed downtown to the docks to celebrate their engagement with dinner at The Real Seafood Co. Cont. on pg. 18

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Cont. from pg. 17

The Venue “We had a large wedding of over 240 guests. Toledo Country Club was the perfect venue. They had all the unique features I was looking for, like an outdoor dance floor, gazebo, lawn overlooking the river, with a great laid back atmosphere, Jenna recalls. “ And keeping with our theme of classic and clean, our ivory and black color scheme, was complemented eloquently by the beauty of the Toledo Country Club dining room. We had our first dance outside on the terrace dance floor, with lights strung overhead. A moment I will cherish forever.”

The Cake We have always been fans of Eston’s. That “pink box” is welcomed for any occasion, and for our wedding, we got our favorite flavors; Tiramisu and Almond Zebra. Eston’s had discontinued the flavor, but agreed to make it specially for our cake. The cake was a 4 tier tower of deliciousness. Complete with a thick black ribbon that roped around each tier, and a gorgeous floral topper of white roses.


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Bridal Styling:

Summer Showcase


Hair: This modern take on the classic chignon, shows the unique sweetheart neckline of the gown, along with the beautiful jewelry. The crucial placement of volume and pins, keeps hair off the neck and worry-free all day. Though down-do’s are being seen more and more on brides lately, the classic up-do will forever remain timeless. The versatility of this style is endless. Wither a textured, side-swept like this is sought after, or a more polished, structured style, either will be both an excellent choice

The Model’s Story: Erika (BeyondBarre instructor at Tonic)

Necklace: Stella & Dot’s gorgeous Dot Bloom Necklace, a Summer fav, Inspired by vintage brooches, hand-painted enamel flowers are accented with Czech glass stones. Makes the perfect piece to wear for your vintage style wedding. Pair this with a simple soiree stud and a stacked wrist!


“I have always been attracted to Barre techniques, however, BeyondBarre is different with its added cardio component...the glide board! I love that in one class, I not only receive great toning experiences but also that heart pumping, sweat dripping cardio feel. The workout was perfect for getting back in shape after a baby because it is so target specific. Every part of your body is worked... arms, abs, back, glutes, hamstrings, and the dreaded outer and inner thighs! I think doing this class during my pregnancy set me up for a quicker revival of my old body. After the baby was born I was not able to work out for four weeks but still felt like I had muscle tone and strength. Once I was able to get in the studio I was shocked at how much strength I had and I truly attribute it to this workout. The best part about it for me is that it never gets easy and therefore never boring! It’s been a fast effective way for me to get back to normal and I can tell the difference when I am not practicing the method on a regular basis...things just aren’t as tight! BeyondBarre is most importantly a time for me to forget about responsibilities and just focus on rarely find that in strenuous style workouts but with the loud music and fast pace I somehow find it to be my most peaceful place!”

Cont. on pg. 20

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Cont. from pg. 19

Something borrowed, something blue... Hair: Erica’s hair was designed in a romantic halfup style to compliment the flowing, flowery-like train of the dress. She has the advantage of having a few extra inches to achieve this sophisticated look. Clipin hair enhancements are also very popular among brides to gain both length and volume when needed.

Jewelry: Looking for your “Something blue”?

Stella & Dot’s beautiful Serenity Stone necklace will

Make-Up: We kept Erika looking fresh adding a neutral smokey eye appropriate for a daytime wedding! For her skin we used airbrush makeup that is sweat proof, tear proof, and transfer resistant all extremely important for your wedding day! The airbrush foundation feels light as air but covers all your major skin concerns giving your skin that flawless glow.


give a great “pop” of color to your big day! Take this on your honeymoon and wear it year round over a printed top for an on trend look!

Special Thanks to our vendors and Levis Commons Gowns by Belle Amour Bridal Hair by Mary Wilson of Soto Loft & Signature Spa Make-Up by Natalie Pohorecki Jewelry by Stella and Dot Photography by In LACE Photography


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Necklace: Madeline Pearl necklace is the perfect piece for a wedding and can be worn in the future as a long and layered look! Looks great paired with a crisp white top! Bracelet: Petra braided bracelet from Stella and Dot

Congratulations to our own

Keri Smigelski and her FiancĂŠ Jason on their upcoming nuptials. Be sure to pick up the next wedding issue October 9th where she shares her wedding with us!

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film events

Make a production of it

Toledo native Brent Miller goes Hollywood with his first reality TV series. By Nan Bauer When Toledo native and Whitmer grad Brent Miller landed in Hollywood 15 years ago, he hoped to make a mark in acting. But after a couple of small roles in soap operas, Miller says “I decided I wanted a career where I had control over my own destiny.” He began writing, and,

Toledoan Brent Miller teams up with Norman Lear


to support himself, took a job as an event producer. In true Hollywood fashion, one job changed his life: producing a birthday party for TV legend Norman Lear, age 85, with performers who included Jennifer Hudson and Harry Belafonte. “I had watched ‘All in the Family’ reruns when I was in high school,” said Miller, “so I already knew who he was and revered him. When we met, it was a total love fest.” The leap from staging events to producing a TV show wasn’t huge, especially with Lear as mentor. The two collaborated on many events and on a short film, “The Photographs of Your Junk (will be publicized),” which riffs off Gil Scott-Heron’s classic spoken-word commentary, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” and satirizes the current habit of making everything public on social media feeds; Huffington Post labeled it a “biting social commentary.” But Miller was ready to move on to something bigger: “I really wanted to explore the reality genre,” Miller says, “but with something substantive.” While producing events Miller had met James Fairorth, aka Winky, partner and CEO of Tait Towers, one of the pre-

mier designers and builders of stage sets in the world. “He was such a character, and what Tait does is amazing. I knew we could give people a whole different view of what goes into pulling off a concert.” Lear was on board, and not long after, AXS Television (a premium channel focusing on concerts) greenlit the project, On Tour: Tait Stages. Despite giving the show a regular 9pm Tuesday time slot, AXS hasn’t promoted it. “We haven’t even had a press release,” said Miller. But he remains positive. “The reality of social media changes the promotion landscape,” Miller says. “The fact that Madonna, a complete perfectionist, was willing to promote the segment about her show on her website and in her social media feeds — that was huge.” The other artists involved, including Kelly Clarkson, Linkin Park, and Bon Jovi, are equally enthusiastic. Miller hopes the show will find its audience and make it to a second season. Meanwhile, he’s already in development for his next project: Lot Lizards, a scripted series based on the trafficking of children at truck stops across America. See the uncut version of this article at

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Friday, August 2


Enjoy an outdoor showing of Gibsonburg, directed by local filmmaker Jon Kimble (see the 7/17 issue of TCP). The independent film chronicles the boys baseball team that won the state championship after a losing regular season. Admission will be by donation, and all proceeds will help fund new playground structures in the Gibsonburg village parks. There will be a raffle to win a 1905 Gold Plated Liberty Head Nickel valued less than sixteen million dollars (see the movie and you will understand). 8:30pm. (Rain date Saturday 3) Free with suggested donation. Williams Park, Diamond Three, 412 E. Stone St., Gibsonburg. 419-307-3264.

Thursday, August 8

The Passion of Joan of Arc

Carl Theodor Dryer’s masterpiece, this 1928 silent film tells the story of Joan of Arc’s imprisonment and heresy trial. Maria Falconetti’s performance as Joan was lauded upon the film’s release, and has been called one of the best in cinema history by many historians. A la carte snacks, beer and wine available. 6:30pm. Free. Little Theater, Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000.

Saturday, August 10

Carnival of Souls

Part of Toledo District Library’s Summer Matinee Films series, this 1962 independently released horror film is another cult standard, set to an original score featuring organ music. The film’s director, Herk Harvey, got the idea for the story line while vacationing in Salt Lake City, and used many locals to star in the production. Free. 2pm. Main Library—Theater, 325 Michigan St. 419259-5381.

Four score and two Oscars later

Daniel Day-Lewis, the famous method actor, has been called the best film actor since the passing of Marlon Brando. DayLewis completely loses himself in his role in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, and walked away with a Best Actor Oscar for it. The film takes place during the Civil War, and follows Lincoln’s struggle to abolish slavery. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Lincoln’s son, Robert. Tommy Lee Jones nearly steals the show as Thaddeus Stevens, a radical abolitionist who by turns assists and hinders the president—his performance was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. Free. 2pm Tuesday, August 6. Way Public Library, 101 E Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. 419-874-3135.—JS

“Equilateral” (2013) Ken Kalfus — This is a fictional account of a 19th century  astrologer named Thayer who has convinced the British aristocracy that there is intelligent life on Mars and that they are light years ahead of our technology. He lobbies the powers that be to raise the money to go to the Egyptian desert and, utilizing thousands of workers, digs a huge equilateral triangle trench to fill with petroleum. Then he waits for Mars and Earth to line up, at which time he will torch the pit in the hopes that the explosion will be seen by the Martians. I know it sounds simple, but it gets complicated with assassinations, deception, malaria, and, of course, a love triangle. —SJA

Went down to the Crossroads

It is hard to find a better collection of guitarists in one place than at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival. On Tuesday, August 13 at 7:30pm, Franklin Park Cinemas will be screening a documentary of this year’s festival, where audiences will be treated to backstage access and footage of the best performances of the sold-out show. This year’s two day concert took place at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan and featured a verifiable army of guitarists -- the Allman Brothers Band, Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Keith Richards and many more all graced the stage over the course of the event. The jaw-dropping concert showcased guitar-slingers both young and old as they collaborated on originals, covers, improv jams and Photo by Danny Clinch everything in-between. Tickets are available now at the Franklin Park box-office and online at 7:30pm. Franklin Park 16, 5001 Monroe St. 419-472-1816.––GMK

“Luv” (2012), directed by Sheldon Candis — An interesting film that must have gone straight to DVD/Netflix/online, in which Common (the rapper) stars as an ex-con trying to go legit. When he takes his 11-year-old nephew (Michael Rainey, Jr.) along for a day of work, a disastrous turn schools the kid about crime and adulthood. The chemistry between Michael Rainey, Jr and Common is actually quite good. —SJA

Pre-teens in the roaring 20’s

theater events Wednesday, August 14

Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz

Photo by Joan Marcus

This August, the Toledo Rep is keeping youngsters aged 8-13 out of trouble by putting them on stage as gangsters, gamblers, and the good folk of the prohibition-era New York underworld in Guys and Dolls Jr. The play is another iteration in the Rep’s Successful Young Rep summer series, which also performed Fiddler on the Roof earlier this year. The story of Guys and Dolls Jr. centers on Nathan Detroit, who can’t seem to get his life together. Between running an illegal craps game and dealing with his fiancée of 14 years, Miss Adelaide, he needs luck to be a lady just to get by. The original Guys and Dolls is a Tony Award-winning musical classic, famous for its rapid-fire and slang-laden dialogue. $10 Adults, $5 Seniors. 7pm Thursday, August 8, Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10; 2:30pm Sunday, August 11. The Toledo Rep, 16 10th St. 419-243-9277.—JS

One of contemporary Broadway’s greatest hits returns to Toledo’s Stranahan Theater. Based on the Gregory Maguire novel, Wicked twists the classic Wizard of Oz, and exposes the spellbinding origins of the Wicked Witch of the West—who was not so wicked, once upon a time. The smash-hit will return on Wednesday, August 14, and continue to run until Sunday, September 1. 8pm. $38-128.Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419-381-8851.

Next stop, publication

Local nonprofit PRIZM is better known for supporting local visual arts, but this August, the group is expanding into the literary field as well. As part of its Summer Staycation series, PRIZM will present “Publishing Creative Writing: Getting in the Game,” a workshop hosted by BGSU professor Wendell Mayo. The professor’s upcoming short story collection, The Cucumber King of Kedainiai, won the prestigious 2012 Subito Press Award for Innovative Fiction, and he is ready to share his experience with the art and business of fiction with you, in hopes that participants will publish their own fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. Friday, August 9, 2:30-4:30pm. Tea will be served prior, at 12:20pm. $10 members, $15 guests. Clara J’s Tea Room, 219 W. Wayne St. Maumee. 419-931-8732.—JS

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The ’78 Tiki lighting up the Old West End night Photo by Fred Scruton

Art on wheels

Melanie Harris talks about her art-car, the ‘78 Tiki by Jan Thomas Most people regard their car as a means of transportation; artist and Toledo firefighter, Melanie Harris, uses hers as a vehicle of self-expression. The 1978 Ford Fairmont, covered in bamboo and Polynesian regalia, has been a familiar sight in Toledo area parades for years and is now being shown off in art car shows across the country. “The car originally belonged to a friend—in 2003 I helped him make it into a ‘toast car’ by covering it in urethane  coated slices of bread,” Harris said. When he moved out of town, Melanie  took ownership and recalls, “I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.”   To say that Harris is a collector of cool, kitschy, found objects is an understatement. A visit to her Old West End home is like being transported to a tropical resort from the 50’s, chock full of Tiki bars, hula girls and rattan furniture. She’s known for her art of intriguing assemblages of miniature environments— another way Harris incorporates her penchant for found objects. Likewise, her ‘78 Ford Fairmont is a Tiki odyssey. Harris paused when questioned about her affinity for tropical kitsch. As a child of the 60’s, when Hawaiian/Polynesian culture became popular after the acquisition of our 50th state, Harris has fond memories of family vacations in Florida where tropical decor abounded. Her paradise ended after the tragic loss of her brother in a fire and her parents’ divorce. As an adult, she was drawn to things that reminded her of those happier days and began collecting all things tiki. It seemed only natural to use them in her art—including her car. The hood and body of ‘78 Tiki, (the title of her art car depicted on the license


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Melanie Harris ridin’ low in her ’78 Tiki. plate), is laminated with narrow slats of bamboo and flanked by elongated tiki torches. The roof and trim are a mosaic of shards of azure blue ceramic tile. The ‘cherry on top” is a carved wooden Tiki god nestled amongst lava rocks. A vintage 1957 Sears Roebuck trailer is pulled behind. She admits that the ensemble is still a work in progress, and is currently constructing a mountain flowing with glowing lava. It’s been a labor of love—Harris says the guts of the car have been completely rebuilt. “Under the hood, it’s a ‘94 Mustang-from the firewall to the front bumper,” she said. Not to mention the constant maintenance to restore or protect the bamboo from the exposure to the elements. Harris has been in  numerous parades (including the Old West End Festival’s infamous King Wamba Parade) and, as well, has appeared in art car shows across the country.

events friday 2

Its Friday! This week at TMA’s weekly extended

hours, local blues-rock up-and-comers The Grape Smugglers will jam on the Peristyle Terrace at 6:30pm. After that, look out for two free public tours, one of new additions to the collection, which meets in Libbey Court at 7pm, and one of Indoor Gardens which meets in the same place at 8pm. Free. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419255-8000.

saturday 3

Art in the Garden with Paint Out and Wet Paint Sale The Toledo Botanical Gardens will

host a paint out, inviting artists in all art media to get together and paint outside together. Visitors are welcome to watch the artists as they paint. Saturday Awards and a Wet Paint sale will take place at the Toledo Artist Club at 2pm on Sunday August 4. 9am-5pm. $10 Registration Fee. Toledo Botanical Gardens, 5403 Elmer Dr. 419-536-5566.

sunday 4

Wordshop Workshop: Art Inspired

Storytelling Boys and girls in grades 1-5

are invited to explore the galleries and write their own storybooks in these free creative writing workshops developed by Women’s Initiative of United Way. Registration is requested, but walk-ins will be accepted if space is available. To register, contact Tami Duvall at tami. to reserve a spot. Class size is limited to 20 students.1-3pm. Free. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. www.

LeSo Gallery Call for Artists

thursday 8

Arts Commission Art Walk Browse and purchase local art while supporting local businesses and exploring the Arts Zone, the Warehouse District, UpTown, and other parts of Downtown T-town. See pg.35 for more details. 6-9pm. Free. Downtown Toledo, various locations, Toledo. programs/art-walk.

Opening Reception: Saturday Morning

Portrait Group Coinciding with the art walk, Art

Supply Depo presents the opening reception for this exhibition featuring the art of The Saturday Morning Portrait Group. This exhibit will run through

Wednesday, August 28. 6-9pm. Free. 29 S. St. Clair St.

friday 9

Its Friday! During this week’s extended hours at TMA, heavy blues band Howlin’ Mercy will play on the Peristyle Terrace at 6:30pm. Also at 6:30pm in the Glass Pavilion, enjoy four french wines and light snacks for $15 members/$25 nonmembers. Two free public tours of the museum’s latest exhibit, Perry’s Victory, will depart Libbey Court at 7 and 8pm. Free. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000.

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Perry’s victory on canvas

In commemoration of the bicentennial of the historic Battle of Lake Erie (September 10,1813) during the War of 1812, the Toledo Museum of Art is presenting Perry’s Victory: The Battle of Lake Erie, on view from August 9 through November 10 in Galleries 28 and 29.  Many of the approximately 40 works of art are being made available for public viewing for the first time including a rare opportunity to see the heroically scaled painting, Perry’s Victory on Lake Erie (1814) by Thomas Birch. The exhibition explores the significance of the famous battle commandeered by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, whose victory ensured America’s control of Lake Erie and led to his declaration of one of the most famous quotes of the era, “We have met the enemy and they are ours.” Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000 —JT

Art on the run

LeSo Gallery has announced their annual Call for Artists for Overture, the gallery’s juried exhibition. Artists can enter up to four images at $5 per image from now until midnight on Sunday September 8. Two- and three-dimensional works will be considered. Accepted submissions are to be announced by Saturday, September 14. LeSo Gallery, 1527 Starr Ave.

167th Annual Rug Hooking Exhibition Recognized as one of the best exhibits of traditional hooked rugs in the country, the 2013 Sauder Village Rug Hooking event promises to be even better than last year. Highlights include hundreds of additional rugs on display, featured guest teachers, rug hooking demonstrations, workshops and vendor booths. 10am-5pm. Free. Sauder Village, 22611 State Route 2, SR 2 and SR 66, Archbold . 800-590-9755.

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The stereotypical artist works in seclusion — seated and sedentary but for a torrent of pain festering deep within his or her soul. The Color Me Rad 5K is all about throwing that image the middle finger. Normally we wouldn’t call running a 5K an artistic activity, but this one has a catch— runners will start the race wearing white and then, during the race, get pelted by color bombs, until they cross the finish line coated in brilliant shades of blue, green, pink, purple and yellow. The race will take place at the University of Toledo campus on Sunday, September 22, but registration ends on Friday, August 16. $45 to enter, with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity, The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, and Scrap 4 Art. consider it a fun—if messy—investment in local art. Register at—JS

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July 31 • August 13

Lo-Fi, Hi-Fi, Sci-Fi and “Si-Li”: Silent Lions Local dynamic duo bends genres until they break by Jeff Milo

This band is at the point where their next songs feel more like “Silent Lions” songs. Yes, that is the band’s name and they obviously have a bunch of songs under said-name, but those air-quotes are necessary. After two years of less-distracted collaboration in bands like Mind Fish, Gold and Bikini Babes, it’s only now, working on a proper full length follow up to their 2012 The Parliament EP, that the duo feel like a “real” band. Last year, this local duo, Dean Tartaglia and Matt Klein, were splitting tenures between more bands than they had instruments—which says something considering they employ synthesizer, sampler, saxophone, plenty of effects pedals, drum-kit, two mics and a bass.

Why so much equipment?

“Probably that idea of two-pieces sounding wimpy live,” says Tartaglia, who mostly croons over a muddy octave bass. “The Parliament EP’s songs are so different, I really do need a different pedal for each. “The band also employs “dual-amp, control switching stuff,” which fires some fuzz into their signature sound—a zigzag path that connects Depeche Mode to

Nirvana, PJ Harvey to John Bonham, even some irresistible Cure kicks to starker thrums of a Sunny Day Real Estate.

How do you write without genre?

Silent Lions write most of their songs Hear multiinstrumen talist Dean on piano. “On piano, there’s no Tartaglia an d drummer genre at first, just a skeleton,” Tartaglia Matt Klein roar as Sile nt Lions said. When they set it down in the studio, it formulates: “Oh, this is kinda hip-hoppy I see Toledo doing that too. There’s lots of or like psych-pop.” Parliaments producer our charm,” Tartaglia quips. Tartaglia and Klein have been play- cool hardcore bands in town here starting Zach Shipps suggested they ditch guitars entirely on their full-length. “From that ing around Toledo’s scene long enough to play indie venues. I love it when people point,” says Tartaglia, “the production- to now self-reliantly assign themselves throw out the rule book on that shit. It’s doors swung wide open, from just mak- to higher ideals, such as re-setting the still just rock n’ roll, right?” ing a ‘rock’ record to making whatever mold for what an “indie band” can do. Silent Lions are in the process of recording their we wanted. “Guitars are inescapably Tartaglia, who spent considerable time currently-untitled debut album. They will perform synonymous with rock music, but with acquainting himself with Detroit’s scene at the Ottawa Tavern's birthday bash.Thursday Silent Lions, “rock” is more of an ethos, while performing with The Sights, noAugust 1. 10pm. $5. The Ottawa Tavern, 1815 ticed “the indie, garage, hip-hop, electro, exuded particularly via their live set. On Adams St. 419-725-5483. stage, they’re a rock band, but on record, druggy-weirdo scenes all kinda connecttheir experimentalists in genre. “That’s ing, at least on the fringes, up there. And

July 31 • August 13


W E H AV E I T A L L O N L I N E ! C O M P L E T E M U S I C E V E N T S AT T O L E D O C I T Y PA P E R . C O M Highlighted events indicates our picks for the week

wed, july 31 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Mainstreet: Fight Or Flight, Mindset Evolution, Endless Envy


Quimby’s Food and Spirits: Acoustic Beatles Tribute featuring Elixir Toledo Botanical Gardens: Kelly Broadway Bronze Boar: Steve Kennedy The Blarney: Rick Whited

Degage Jazz Café: Gene Parker Manhattan’s: Scott Chisn And The Better Half

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Country & Bluegrass

Potbelly: Don Coats The Village Idiot: Old West End Records Ye Olde Durty Bird: Kyle White Barr’s Public House: Jeff Stewart The Distillery: Nathan Cogan Bar 145: Mike Risner

Country & Bluegrass The Library Bar: Country Night

Dance & Techno Duncan’s: DJ Chris


Mickey Finn’s Pub: Open Mic Mutz Pub (at the Oliver House): Open Mic Manhattan’s: Open Mic The Oarhouse: Karaoke Bier Stube: Karaoke

THU, AUG 1 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Rocket Bar: LA Guns Frankie’s Inner City: Dennis is Dead Burger Bar 419: Quixotic Ottawa Tavern: Gold Headliners: Sound of the Stereo

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic Ye Olde Durty Bird: Meaghan Roberts/ACME


DeGage Cafe: Michael Pesliskis Longhorn Saloon: Jam Session

Commodore Square: Cottonwood String Band

FRI, aUG 2 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Bar 145: Tricky Dicks & Cover-Ups Frankie’s Inner City: Hundreth Ottawa Tavern: GoLab The Blarney: The Wow Factor Bier Stube: Distant Cousinz Headliners: Stinky Pete & The Prospectors Rocky’s: Michael Hazard and Joel Whitty Bronze Boar: Dave Carpenter Aj Doolittles: 9 Lives Manhattans: The Groove Land Band Table Forty4: Last Born Sons

ACOUSTIC, FOLK & ETHNIC Ye Olde Durty Bird: Kyle White Mancy’s Italian Grille: Acoustic Beatles Tribute with Elixir

TSA graduate Chris Metchis first made these pages as guitarist/vocalist of Blue Skies, a cadre of young guns playing blues rock beyond their years. That project is over, but his new band, The Bricks, is already making waves around town, having played this year’s Soundtrek and the Old West End Festival. The Bricks play old-style blues rock with bluster: power chords and blue notes burn over organ accompaniment and deep groves. At age 19, Metchis has a firehouse of a voice, and he will not rest until every soul in Toledo has heard what he has to sing. 9pm. Free. The Bronze Boar, 20 S. Huron St. 419244-2627.—JS

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Degage Cafe: Lori LeFevre-Johnson Table Forty 4: The Postmodern Blues Band

ACOUSTIC, FOLK & ETHNIC Glass City Cafe: Old State L:ine Ye Olde Durty Bird: John Barile The Oarhouse: Mas Fina

Dance & Techno

Mutz Pub (at the Oliver House): Mutz Muzik

SUN, aUG 4 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Degage Cafe: Cynthia Kay-Bennet

Country & Bluegrass

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Centennial Terrace: Trace Adkins Hollywood Casino: Ronnie Dunn

The Bronze Boar/ Saturday, August 10

The Ottawa Tavern: 33 and 1/3, Jack and the Bear Wood County Fairgrounds: The Beach Boys MainStreet: Whitey Morgan & The 78’s Bronze Boar: Beg To Differ Centennial Terrace: Eddie and the Edsels The Blarney: East River Drive Headliners: Animation of Instinct, Nekrosis Frankie’s Inner City: MC Habitat presents Regional Hip Hop Bar 145: Flabongo Nation

Centennial Terrace: Tesla Huntington Center: Backstreet Boys, DJ Pauly D MainStreet: Off With Their Heads


The Bricks

SAT, aUG 3 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Village Idiot: Bob Rex Trio, Dooley Wilson

Bar 145: Jeff Stewart

MON, aUG 5 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Frankie’s Inner City: Oceano, All Shall Perish

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic Ye Olde Durty Bird: John Barile

Village Idiot: Frankie May and Friends The Bronze Boar: Open Mic w/ Joe Woods

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Ye Olde Durty Bird: Chris Knopp

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Crystal’s Lounge @ Ramada Inn Ballroom: UT Jazz Night


Manhattans’s: Open Mic

TUE, aUG 6 Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Burger Bar 419: Joe Woods Village Idiot: Bobby May & Jon Barile

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Manhattan’s: Blues Jam With Jeff Williams Basin Street Grille: Tom Turner & Slowburn Trio Jam DeGage Cafe: Gene Parker


Claddagh Irish Pub: Karaoke The Bronze Boar: Karaoke Bier Stube: Karaoke RHouse: Karaoke Ye Olde Durty Bird: Open Mic

W E H AV E I T A L L O N L I N E ! C O M P L E T E M U S I C E V E N T S AT T O L E D O C I T Y PA P E R . C O M Highlighted events indicates our picks for the week

wed, aUG 7 JAZZ,BLUES & R&B

Grand Plaza Hotel: Josh Silver DeGage Cafe: Gene Parker

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Burger Bar 419: Dave Carpenter and Sean McMahon The Village Idiot: Old West End Records Ye Olde Durty Bird: Ronn Daniels Bar 145: Dan Fester

Country & Bluegrass The Library Bar: Country Night

Dance & Techno Duncan’s: DJ Chris


Mickey Finn’s Pub: Open Mic Mutz Pub (at the Oliver House): Open Mic Manhattan’s: Open Mic The Oarhouse: Karaoke Bier Stube: Karaoke

THU, aUG 8 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Frankie’s Inner City: The Plot In You, Arson Our Savior Burger Bar 419: The 815’s Centennial Terrace: Happy Together Tour featuring Three Dog Night

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Ye Olde Durty Bird: Danny Thomas, Ronn Daniels Rosie’s Italian Grille: Don and Rachel Coats Papa’s Tavern: Bobby May & Frankie May and Friends The Bronze Boar: Open Mic w/ Steve Kennedy

Table Forty 4: Chad Hoffman The Blarney: Michael Fisher Bar 145: Dave Carpenter

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Longhorn Saloon: Jam Session DeGage Cafe: Michael Peslikis

Country & Bluegrass

Lucas County Fairgrounds: Colt Ford, Josh Thompson

Dance & Techno

The Distillery: DJ Mark EP The Rocket Bar: College Night w/ DJ Manny The Library Bar: DJ BliZARD & Friends


Mutz Pub (at the Oliver House): Karaoke The Oarhouse: Karaoke Bier Stube: Karaoke

FRI, aUG 9 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Wesley’s: Old School Fridays Lucas County Fairgrounds: Bret Michaels Frankie’s Inner City: Wilson, The Greenery, American Fangs The Oarhouse: Venyx AJ Doolittles: Band of Brothers Headliners: Sevendust, Missing in Cincinnati Bier Stube: Erie Boys MainStreet: Two Cow Garage The Blarney: The Bridges Bar 145: Nine Lives The Bronze Boar: Stonehouse

ACOUSTIC, FOLK & ETHNIC Rosie’s Italian Grille: Mitch Kahl Potbelly: Jaime Mills Ye Olde Durty Bird: Ben Tucker

Kool Keith

Mainstreet / Saturday, August 10 River Cafe & Marina: Acoustic Beatles Tribute with Elixir


DeGage Cafe: Kelly Broadway


Bier Stube: Karaoke The Library Bar: Karaoke

SAT, aUG 10 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Lucas County Fairgrounds: Kansas The Oarhouse: Punching Buddha MainStreet: Kool Keith (aka Dr. Octagon) Headliners: Raine Wilder, Mike Flamez Bronze Boar: The Bricks The Blarney: The Bridges The Library Bar: Old School Saturday Night Bar 145: Fibbion Handful

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Hip-hop emcees are not often as interesting as Kool Keith. For a quarter of a century, he’s been releasing records either as part of collectives like Ultramagnetic MCs, or under his various pseudonyms. His 1996 album Octagonecologyst, released as his stage persona Dr. Octagon, is held up as a classic by the underground hip-hop community. While his lyrics are often sexually explicit and sometimes terrifying, his abstract use of language and eclectic beats have earned Kool Keith a dedicated following. Keith will bring his surreal, lurid, and absolutely irresistible lyrical flow to Toledo in support of his 2013 album, Magnetic Pimp Force Field. 9pm. $18 advance/$12 door. Mainstreet Bar and Grill, 141 Main St. 419-697-6297. —JS Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Village Idiot: Bob Rex Trio, Dooley Wilson Forrester’s On The River: The Postmodern Blues Band

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Hamways on the Main: Clifford Murphy & Mike Whitty Manhattan’s: Buddy Boy Slim and the Blues Rockers

Oarhouse: Bobby May & Jon Barile Ye Olde Durty Bird: Don Binkley, Ben Barefoot Burger Bar 419: Zak Ward

Dance & Techno


Mutz Pub (at the Oliver House): Mutz Muzik Parkway Sports Bar: DJ DRE

Bier Stube: Karaoke


Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Bier Stube: Karaoke Lair Lounge: Karaoke

SUN, aUG 11 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

MainStreet: Blue Felix Rocket Bar: Blue Coupe Bar 145: Captain Sweet Shoes

MON, aUG 12 Village Idiot: Frankie May and Friends The Bronze Boar: Open Mic w/ Joe Woods

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

TUE, aUG 13 Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Sundown Cantina: Jaime Mills Potbelly: Tom Drummonds Village Idiot: Bobby May & Jon Barile Ye Olde Durty Bird: Dan Stewart Burgur Bar 419: Chris Shutters

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Trotter’s Tavern: Jeff McDonald’s Big Band All-Stars Manhattan’s: Blues Jam With Jeff Williams Basin Street Grille: Tom Turner & Slowburn Trio Jam DeGage Cafe: Gene Parker


Manhattans’s: Open Mic

Bands & Events


Degage Jazz CafĂŠ: Gene Parker Grand Plaza Hotel: Atla and Matt DeChamplain w/ Clifford Murphy

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic Potbelly: Don Coats The Village Idiot: Old West End Records Ye Olde Durty Bird: Kyle White Burger Bar 419: Jeff Stewart

Country & Bluegrass The Library Bar: Country Night

Dance & Techno


Claddagh Irish Pub: Karaoke The Bronze Boar: Karaoke Bier Stube: Karaoke RHouse: Karaoke Ye Olde Durty Bird: Open Mic

Crystal’s Lounge @ Ramada Inn Ballroom: UT Jazz Night

(Funk Volume), Goldyard

wed, aUG 14 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Duncan’s: DJ Chris


Mickey Finn’s Pub: Open Mic Mutz Pub (at the Oliver House): Open Mic Manhattan’s: Open Mic The Oarhouse: Karaoke Bier Stube: Karaoke

Frankie’s Inner City: Jarren Benton

Pick Up GOLF SCRAMBLE application at BAR 145

WEDNESDAY 7/31 Mike Risner


Live DJ hosted Car Show by Zeake! Door Prizes! Sunday, August 4th

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W E H AV E I T A L L O N L I N E ! C O M P L E T E M U S I C E V E N T S AT T O L E D O C I T Y PA P E R . C O M Highlighted events indicates our picks for the week

“The Next Day” David Bowie (2013) This CD seems to have it’s share of filler, but there are also some tracks that shine from Bowie’s song writing. “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” showcases Bowie in peak form, with a driving tempo and spacey guitar. The video (http://www. features Bowie and Tilda Swinton as his wife being spied on by younger versions of themselves. “Where Are We Now?” is a veritable jazzy dirge, which, again complements Bowie’s vocals. Even weaker tunes work in the context of the whole. With a 10-year gap since his last release, this is a welcome venture.—SJA


July 31 • August 13

wednesday 31 [ education ]

The Historic Town of Waterville - Jim Conrad of the Waterville Historical Society presents the rich history of this small town. Learn more about its significance in United States history, including the Battle of Fallen Timbers, the War of 1812, and the Underground Railroad. 7-8pm. Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. 419-878-3055.

[ miscellaneous ] Drum Circle - Join Toledo’s only Wiccan Gift Store for a weekly drum circle where partcipants learn to focus their energy in a collective rhythm. 6-8pm. Once in a Blue Moon, 4348 Monroe St., Toledo. 419-810-1478.

friday 2 [ miscellaneous ] Rock n Roar - Don’t miss the wildest party in Toledo. East River Drive, The NuTones and Sounds of Music DJs will keep the 21 and over crowd rockin’ all night with the majestic setting of the Zoo’s Africa! Overlook. $20 members/ $25 nonmembers. 7pm-midnight. Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. 419385-4040.

saturday 3 [ outdoors ]

Afternoon of Sun and Water Fun - Olander Park Swim and Beach Facility welcomes you for a great afternoon at the beach. Create a craft and chill with a cold treat. Bring your own beach supplies. Registration is required before the day of the event. 11am-2pm. Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. 419-882-2089.

[festivals] Doll & Teddy Bear Show & Sale - Doll lovers and collectors will enjoy browsing in Founder’s Hall as exhibitors share their antique dolls, original dolls, teddy bears, and modern collectibles as well as accessories, supplies, artist reproductions, clothing, doll furniture, books and patterns. A special guest artist will be at the Village for the weekend to sign dolls and talk with collectors. Saturday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm. $7 entry, $15 for show and entire Historic Village. Sauder Village, 22611 St. Rt. 2., Archbold. 1-800-590-9755.

sunday 4 [ outdoors ] MultiFaith GROWs Garden Tour - The MultiFaith Council of NW Ohio is sponsoring a self-drive tour of six faith-based community gardens. Faith gardens included are at the Masjid Saad Foundation, Congregation B’nai Israel, Glenwood Community Garden, Grace Presbyterian Church, the Padua Center, and First Unitarian Church, where refreshments will be served. A flyer with directions from garden to garden may be found on the website. 3-6pm. Multiple Locations, Toledo. 419-475-6535.

[benefit] Hogs for the Houses - Join Toledo-Harley Davidson for a charity bike run where all proceeds go to benefit Toledo R House and Harbor House. Registration begins at 11am with coffee and donuts -- the first motorcycle goes out at noon for a scenic ride down River Road. There will be a family picnic for both riders and the public following the ride featuring food by Shankland’s Catering, music and raffles. 11am - 5pm. $22 single rider, $25 double rider. $8 non-riders, $4 kids 10 and under. Toledo HarleyDavidson, 7960 W. Central Ave. 419-824-4099.

Art Walk

Downtown Toledo / Thursday, August 8

thursday 8 [ miscellaneous ] 30th Annual Northwest Ohio Rib-Off - BBQ masters from across the USA will convene for a weekend to compete to see who has the most mouthwatering ribs! There’ll also be other activities for the whole family and live music performances from Colt Ford, Brett Michaels and Kansas. August 8-11. Thursday, 4-9pm, $5 adv., $7 gate; Friday & Saturday, 12-11pm, $7 adv., $10 gate; Sunday, 12-7pm, Free. Lucas County Fairgrounds, 1406 Key St., Maumee. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 419-381-8851 or visiting

[ comedy ] Josh Blue - Josh is a fast-rising comedian and winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season 4. He has gained a national fan base by using wry wit and an often-sarcastic sense of humor that enables himself and audiences alike to laugh at the disability he lives with, Cerebral Palsy. Josh Blue is a diverse and triumphant individual - refusing to bow to any of the challenges that come from living with his disability. $15-$20. Thursday, 7pm; Friday, 8pm & 10:30pm; Saturday, 7pm & 10pm. Funny Bone @ Fat Fish Blue, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. 419-931-3474.

friday 9 [ festivals ]

For the August edition of the Arts Commission’s monthly summer Art Walks, the UpTown Association is honoring the “Dog Days” of summer with petfriendly activities and resources. Guests are encouraged to bring along their furry friends and browse all the great art and performances that will light up the city. Planned Pethood will be on hand with a number of activities including an agility course. Your dog will also have the chance to become an artist with Canine Lick Art—where your dog licks edible art to make its own masterpiece. Dogs must be on a leash, be friendly with other dogs and humans and up to date on their vaccines. Other attractions on Adams Street include hands-on art at Manos’ Garden, Toledo Loves Poetry Wall and live music throughout. The Warehouse District will feature fun at the Art Supply Depo and a pop-up gallery by Elissa Ackerman at St. Clair and Lafayette. 6-9pm. Warehouse & UpTown District, Downtown Toledo. 419-254-ARTS.—JG Little Sisters Classic Car Show & Motorcycle Run - Mayor Michael Bell serves as the Honorary Chair for this motorcycle run from Little Sisters to Marblehead Lighthouse and back. Also enjoy a classic car show, door prizes, and a $1000 grandprize raffle. All proceeds from this event to benefit the Sacred Heart Home of the Little Sisters of the Poor. 9am-3pm. $25 single / $30 pair. Little Sisters of the Poor, Sacred Heart Home, 930 South Wynn Rd., Oregon. 419-698-4331.

monday 12 [ education ] Fallen Timbers Battlefield Walk: 219th Anniversary - Follow the path of Anthony Wayne’s Legion on this four mile educational hike at the Fallen Timbers National Battlefield. Registration required. 6:30-8:30pm. Free. Side Cut Metropark, 1025 W. River Rd., Maumee. 419-407-9700.

Henry County Fair - The 2013 Henry County Fair is celebrating its 160th year! This year celebrate “County Scenes and Children’s Dream.” Families will enjoy NTPA Grand National Tractor Pulls, the Tomato Festival Parade & Pageant, demolition derby, music from Thomas Rhett, midway rides and more. Visit website for full schedule. August 9-15. Gates open everyday at 7am. $7 adult / Free, children 12 and under. Henry County Fairgrounds, 821 S. Perry St., Napoleon. 419-592-9096.

saturday 10 [ festival ]

Mill Fest: The Wonders of Woodworking - The 140 year-old Isaac Ludwig Mill forms the backdrop for this day of history, crafts and fun. Witness a 56-inch water-powered saw chew through logs, then see how the same water can power a delicate wood lathe for more detailed work. The best wood carvers, shavers and hewers since the nineteenth century provide demonstrations throughout the day. 12-4pm. Free. Providence Metropark, 3827 US 24 West (at SR 578), Grand Rapids. 419-407-9700. Perrysburg Mexican-American Festival - Have fun and help raise funds for the Community Center with live music, traditional dancing, contests, games for kids including inflatables, carnival rides and plenty of excellent ethnic and American food vendors. 12pm-12am. Free. Perrysburg Heights Community Center, 12282 Jefferson St. (Across the Street from Levis Commons), Perrysburg.419-874-6535.

[ benefit ] Nightingale’s Harvest 1st Annual Harley Davidson Bike Run - Nightingale’s Harvest is the first and only food pantry in the United States that provides food, tolietries, and hygiene products to cancer patients and their families. All bikers are welcome to join the First Annual Harley Davidson Bike Run which will help support local cancer families in need. The ride begins at 11am with a scenic ride to Grand Rapids, OH and will end at St. James Lutheran Church for many fun activities. After the run, there will be lunch available for the riders and the public along with numerous silent auctions that all will have a chance to win! $20 riders/ $5 passengers. 9:30am-5pm. Toledo Harley Davidson, 7960 W. Central Ave. 419-779-2961.

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On your mark

Calling all female runners - the Women's Distance Festival is returning to Toledo for its 33rd year in a row. The jam-packed three part event starts with a 5k run, then moves on to the Walk a Mile In Her Shoes, and finishes up with the ridiculously fun 100 meter dash HEELS Race. The event takes place on August 3 at Fallen Timbers in Maumee, Ohio -- all proceeds go to benefit Girls on the Run, Toledo Roadrunners and WEN (Women's Entrepreneurial Network.) The 5k Run begins at 8am, and will feature only women runners competing individually or as mother/daughter teams. The Walk a Mile In Her Shoes event will have male and female participants of all ages as they walk a mile in a pair of women's shoes to inspire conversation about what women are capable of accomplishing in their lives and careers. The extravaganza ends with a 100 meter dash HEELS Race -- men and women can both run in the race but they must be over 18 years old and supply their own high heels (no boots and a maximum heel height of 2 inches.) Registration begins at 7am. $25 / $45 bundle price. 3100 Main St., Maumee. 419-878-6255. -GMK

Finding Inner Balance



1992 Ford F-150. Dark green. 4

spd. Runs. Needs clutch. Asking $1,900 obo. MUST SELL! Call 419-932-5811


$2,100 obo. Well maintained. Adult Driven. Metal flake grey. Located at 710 Monroe St. Call Larry 419-309-5892

2000 Chevy Astro Van for

sale. 200k highway miles, clean, 4.3 engine, white and silver, shiny, brand new fuel pump, touch screen DVDs, 419-386-6210 $2500 OBO

2004 Mazda MPV Van! Only

For some, the search for harmony and balance never ends --- but there are certainly ways to speed up the process! On August 6 at Harmony in Life studio in Sylvania, join Deb Swingholm for a night of spiritual reflection and peace through exploring the natural environment. This hands-on workshop will teach ways to create harmony in your home and life by using color, symbols, scent, and the power of nature to achieve serenity and experience a more balanced life. Swingholm, a Soul Coach, Reiki teacher and Master Teacher of Feng Shui, has over 20 years of experience in the field of personal development and has traveled the world pursuing her lifelong passion of spiritual discovery, gathering knowledge of ancient traditions, ceremonies and healing methods from many cultures. 7pm. $20. Harmony in Life, 5747 N. Main St., Sylvania. 419-517-0047. -GMK

103,000 miles, great summer cruiser! For only $4,983. Call Kenny 419-686-2525 Call Quick!

Call to Place your $10 Car ad here! 419.244.9859

2004 dodge durango

82 Cadilliac coupe very low miles,

1996 Dodge Ram conversion Van 2500 V8

2001 Isuzu Rodeo - 4wd, 3.2

1997 Mercury Cougar

for sale or trade. 350V8, Maroon/ Maroon. See Toledo Craigslist for pictures. Asking 14K. 419-913-5192

V8 ,97k miles, red - nice. $5000 final. Serious inquiries only. 567-288-3748

91,000 miles, all power, all service records, excellent condition, drive anywhere, $5000 419-410-0065

Immaculate condition inside and out. 102k miles, new tires, 30th Anniversary Edition. Gold with 3/4 cloth top. $5000 Final-serious inquires only. First come first serve. Parker: 567-288-3748

89 Cougar LS Runs great, interior good, parts car. Call 419-825-1788 or 419-388-9250

new vinyl, new brakes, new tires, new battery, no rust, rust-proofed, excellent condition $4800 OBO 419-481-0953

engine, rebuilt radiator, new brakes & seals, new battery, new tires. $2,500 obo. 419-376-3551

1978 25th anniv. corvette

1955 Ford F-100 Pickup Truck Great condition! $12,000 obo (734)856-3552

1994 Lexus LS 400 185K miles


air, lady-owned, non smoker, all service done. Must see nice car! $7,740 Call Kenny 567-686-2525

babied, immaculate condition inside and out pearl white. New $1000 set of tires, shocks, tune up, new cassette player, cold A/C – excellent heat. Tan leather interior, Automatic in floor consol, $5500 final. Serious inquiries only. Larry 567-288-3748

2000 Ford Escort ZX2 - 5 speed. Well maintained. $2,200 Call 419-345-2512

1985 CORVETTE Black on black,

350 cubic inch, Automatic, 69,000 miles, $6,990.00 419-917-3507


The place to find all your healthcare needs Call Lydia at 419-244-9859 to advertise your Health & Wellness services Feeling older? Men lose the ability to produce testosterone as they age. Call 888-476-0957 for a FREE trial of ProgeneAll Natural Testosterone Supplement. __________________________ UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? THINKING OF ADOPTION? Open or closed adoption. YOU choose the family. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions. Call 24/7. 866-459-3372 __________________________ ADOPTION - UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? THINKING OF ADOPTION? Open or closed adoption. YOU choose the family. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions. Call 24/7. 866-459-3372 __________________________

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The place to find all your pet needs

Call 419-244-9859 to advertise your pets and services for as little as $25 per issue


Young Male not Neutered


Young Male not Neutered

Paws and Whiskers

32 Hillwyck Drive, Toledo Mon-Thr 12pm-7pm Fri-Sun 12pm-4pm 419-536-1914 Hazel is a 2 year old medium hair dilute tortoiseshell. This mellow cat has had her share of kitten raising but is still helping foster mom with other kittens. She’s spayed now, but cuddles, cleans and reprimands them if necessary too:) She is a low energy cat that’s had a difficult past, but is enjoying the comforts and safety of a home. She is good with other cats and mellow cat friendly dogs too. 419-826-FIXX (3499)


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Free Classifieds:

Individuals may receive one free 20-word ad per issue (products offered in ads must sell for under $75). Each additional word 40 cents, payment must accompany ad. Free ads run 1 issue and are reserved for private-parties use, noncommercial concerns and free services.

Line Classifieds: Only

$20 per issue for 20 words or less. Each additional word is 40 cents each and any artwork is $5 extra.

ten spot car lot: Only

$10 for 20 word or less that WILL RUN UNTIL CAR SELLS. Each additional word is 40 cents and any artwork is $5 extra. __________________________

Announcements __________________________ Walk to Defeat ALS! The Toledo Walk is Sunday, October 6th at the University of Toledo. For more info visit __________________________ Health & Wellness Fair - UAW Local 14 & GM Powertrain Unit - Sat, Aug. 31 from 10-2pm. Ottawa Park, 2625 Kenwood Blvd. Free and open to the public. __________________________ Monroe Street Neighborhood Center’s annual Hats Off Tea silent auction event! A salute to those making a difference in our community. Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 11:30 am. At The University Hotel, 3100 Glendale Ave. $35 __________________________ DeVilbiss Class 1973 40th Reunion Oct. 26, 2013 $75 ea. Register now! __________________________ HOW IS BUSINESS? Need more customers? Advertise to over 4 million homes and businesses throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region for one price with online and print advertising. Visit 800-450-7227. __________________________ Bedford High School Class of 1988 is gearing up for their 25 year reunion. The two day event begins September 27, 2013 with golf and social to follow. Then, on Saturday, Sept. 28th, the reunion at Bedford Hills Golf Pavilion. Please contact Terri (Riddle) Ormsby 419.392.2571 for further information or look for us on Facebook www.facebook. com/groups/165304940270249. __________________________ Studio Art Classes at Sylvania Senior Center, work in medium of your choice. Tues and Fri 9-11 Call 419-885-3913 __________________________ Children’s Art Classes Toledo Artists’ Club at the Toledo Botanical Gardens Call 419-841-8153 __________________________ eating disorder support group for family, friends and the eating disordered. Free, please call Dani at 419-283-6544 _________________________

FOR Rent __________________________

MBF;H>+;HIL Under New Management! Currently accepting applications for 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Appliances & Utilities included 24 Hour Security; Near Mercy College Market rent and project based Section 8 Applications by Appointment Only

Deadlines: Ad copy must

be received by NOON on the Friday prior to publication.

Payment: Payment must be received before an ad can be placed. We accept checks, cash, money orders and credit cards (Visa/Mastercard/American Express). Phone: 419-244-9859 EMail:

Refunds: Sorry, NO REFUNDS given.

Misprints: Credit toward future ads.

FOR SALE __________________________ Arnold Palmer Golf Clubs $300 value for $60. Call 419-381-1675 __________________________ Water Skiis - excellent condition. 67” long. $75 call 419-666-5748 __________________________ LENDER ORDERED SALE! 5 acres $19,900. Certified organic farm land! Views, fields, woods! Just off NY State Thruway! Terms! Call NOW! (888) 905-8847! __________________________ art studio liquidation SALE! Cash and carry art supply items for sale. By Appointment only, call 419-460-2490 or 419-531-1800 __________________________ Brand New! Pink & Black Suede Bikini (Large) $20; LGVN250 verizon cell phone w/ qwerty keyboard $35; southwest decorations $35. Call 419-389-7020 __________________________

Creative Excellence Salon Booth Rental for 2-3 Hairdressers and a Massage Therapist/Esthetician available. GREAT LOCATION, Reasonable Rent, Vacation Time, Starting Assistance. Call Merinda @ 419-472-1454 or 419-509-9624 __________________________ Modern Chic Salon & Spa - Newly opened full service salon and spa looking for experienced Independent Contractors to join our our team. For more information contact Ashlee Griggs 419-277-2373 __________________________ Be your own boss! Drive an Ice Cream truck. Must be over 24 years old & have a good driving record. Call Yummy Treats 419-868-6533 __________________________ Hair chiasso! Upscale full service salon in Maumee & Whitehouse looking for new talent & experienced Hairstylists, Massage Therapists, Nail and Skin Care Professionals. Send resume to __________________________ front desk/customer service rep position available at Hair Chiasso! In Maumee. Must have sales skills, friendly, and multi-task. Computer skills with Envision software a plus. Send resume to __________________________ full time Sales representative for Findlay Area Family. Must have two years sales experience, be goal oriented, with a drive to succeed. No limit on earning potential. Contact __________________________

AUTos wanted __________________________ Cars/trucks wanted! PayMAX pays the MAX! One call gets you a TOP DOLLAR offer! Any year/make/model. 1-888-729-6295 __________________________ business to

business __________________________ advertise to 500,000 homes with a business card size ad. You choose the area of coverage in free community papers... we do the rest. Call 800-450-7227 or visit __________________________ services __________________________ Toledo-Restaurant Training Center Culinary Arts Program - Register Now! Classes Begin August 26th Financial Aid Available. 419-241-5100

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Customers Wanted



50 yr old Singer, Song Writer, Guitarist, Entertainer looking to start/join 80’s + newer rock band. Drumming/Bassist on side. Call Joe @ 419-867-1848 NEW BAND FORMING! Need Serious Musicians! Gigs already booked. Practice & vocals a Must! Let’s Rock On!! 419-345-8295

for sale

120 Watt Tube Peavey Viper Series Modeling Amp for guitar. With all effects.

$200 Brand new. 419-346-0759

100 watt marshall-head guitar amp

model number MG series 100 HTFX $150 419-346-0759


practice, rehearsal, jam spaces for musicians, bands, djs, artists, etc. 24/7 365 access to keep your musical

equipment safe & very secure with security cameras. FREE electric & WIFI. Crank it up - no noise restrictions EVER! No long term lease, only month-to-month. Spaces only $175.00 and up a month! Call now (419) 346-5803

Ads For Local Artists are Free!

Ads run for 2 issues and must be renewed after the two issues. You must be: advertising for band members or selling instruments under $200 or just looking to jam. Business related ads run for $20. Limit 20 words per ad; 40 cents per additional word.

Call 419-244-9859 to post your ad!



help wanted __________________________

Kent Keplinger Sales Consultant New/Used Sales & Leasing

Phone: 419-893-5581 Call Today!

dependable dealer, dependable salesman

1505 Reynolds Road Maumee, OH 43537 Seeking Gestational Carrier in Ohio, 21-31 years old, proven pregnancy preferably as gestational carrier, good health, no drug alcohol use, compensation provided. Please respond to with picture and brief profile. __________________________ Models wanted for Life Drawing group. M/F, 18 yrs +, $15 hr. Undraped. Group meets Wed. nights from 6 - 9 p.m. No exp needed. 419-243-4944 __________________________

Real estate __________________________ A Vastu House For Sale! 3608 W. Bancroft, Ottawa Hills, OH. Open house - Sunday 1-4pm. Call 419-535-0361 __________________________


ART STUDIOS: Downtown. 300 sq ft. 11’ ceiling. $150-175/mo. INCL utilities. River view. Elevator. Free Parking. WORK only. 419-243-4944 ART STUDIOS: Downtown. 300 sq ft. 11’ ceiling. $150-175/mo. INCL utilities. River view. Elevator. Free Parking. WORK only. 419-243-4944 __________________________

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) Take it easy on the 1 and 2. Entertain at home or just stay close on the 3 and 4. Take a chance the 6, 7 or 8 because you could be a winner. You are out and about the 11 helping your favorite cause or candidate.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22) On

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You work –

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Stay under the covers or at least out of sight all day the 2. Emerge on the 3 and go like you are jet propelled the 3 and 4. On the 6 contact friends to arrange a huge party the 11. Then you have to be 2 places at once.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 20) Your slogan is “will travel” whether

CANCER (June 21-July 22) You pop up like a jack-in-the-box on the 3 and 4. You hop from one party to another all weekend. Then it’s back to work to rest on the 5. Someone calls the 8 and you are on the go from noon the 10 to bedtime the 11.

CAPRICORN (December 21-January 19) You may be tired of summer and all

activities by now. You want to be practical financially but feel drained and eager to balance your budget. Help comes (finally) the 9 so you can celebrate the 10 and 11.

LEO (July 23-August 22) You are such

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18)

VIRGO (August 23-September 22) You

PISCES (February 19-March 20) You lack a little energy so you take naps BUT your partner nags and you are out and about the 3 and 4. The week of the 5 is busy and you enjoy a luncheon the 8. An event the 11 is expensive but worth the money.

work – work with no slow down in sight until the 6. Then put your feet up and hide out until noon on the 10. Celebrate with friends until late the 11. Wind up routine chores the week of the 12.

a party animal. Expect the unexpected the 3 and 4. The week of the 5 is exciting. The 6 is like your New Year’s Eve so make your resolutions. Make plans for the 10 and 11 – everyone follows your lead.

are a bit disorganized the 2. At festivals and picnics the 3 and 4 pass out literature for your favorite candidate. The week of the 5 is busy and you are exhausted by the 9. Take the weekend off.

the 3 you make plans for the next 3 weeks. You hear from old friends the 6 about a special event the 10. It is at a festival or park or even at your place. The week of the 12 make the most of every minute.

From the 1 through the 10 you face multiple decisions. There is concern over career matters and offers may be confusing. Work hard to get and stay in perfect physical condition. Pressure eases the 12.

around the world or the neighborhood. Stay close to home the 2 but out for something special the 3 and 4. Stay on schedule the week of the 5 and be helpful the 11.

You feel as if you are taking three steps forward and four steps back. Do not make any investments this month. On the 8 a partner comes to the rescue. A festival or a fair is lots of fun the 10 and/or 11.

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


Leos were born in the spotlight and looked at themselves in the mirror in the delivery room. MTV debuted when the sun was in the sign of Leo. Many Leos are actors including Simon Baker, Arnold Swarzenegger, Halle Berry and Demi Lovato. Locally Crystal Bowersox and Tony Geftas of Channel 13 light candle


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There is a lot of excitement everywhere you look. Festivals, parties, vacations, boating, swimming, and it’s HOT! HOT! HOT! — BY SUE LOVETT

©2013 Ben Tausig

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Geez, Again Across 1. Bird’s jazz style 4. Foreign service officer 10. Scolds, in a way 14. Ensler who wrote ìThe Vagina Monologuesî 15. Electric current unit 16. Girdle bones 17. Slimer filling in for Letterman? 19. 20-Across’s st. 20. “___ lives” (apt anagrammatic phrase) 21. Quarantine 23. Drivers often hit them 24. Veteran forty-niner? 27. Hayek who is Will Smith’s unrequited love in “Wild Wild West” 29. Jim Davis dog 30. Drab arsenal? 33. Adult entertainment award 36. Mate 37. Kind 41. Power or Gator ending 42. Dual-band, as a radio 44. Outstanding infielder? 46. Common supermarket tomato 49. Hebrew month when the universe was created 50. Money for regulating the thyroid and thymus? 53. Old Slavic title 57. Popular Moroccan beverage 58. Medical insurance giant 59. Paul who collaborated with Michael Jackson 60. Nervous first-time husband-to-be? 64. Huge fan of One Direction, e.g. (um, obvs, they r 65. Microscopic oxygen user 66. Poem meant to be sung 67. Yemen’s capital 68. Move with swagger 69. Man cave, e.g. Down 1. Bring about, as a baby 2. Developing egg 3. “Pet” annoyance 4. Noted Andrew Lloyd Webber musical 5. Message board “Wow!” 6. “Doogie Howser” star, to fans 7. Term that explains a great deal of the nonsense on the modern Internet

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8. Bear, taxonomically 9. “We’re gonna miss the bus!” 10. 1972 law that benefited women’s athletics 11. Worm 12. Kunta ___ (“Roots” hero) 13. More with it 18. Wimp 22. Source with 600,000 words 24. “Why so ___?” 25. Luxury hotel group 26. Baked sheets 28. ___ Khan 30. Mean in high school: Abbr.? 31. Hit head-on 32. Senator formerly on “SNL” 34. Words made more broadly applicable by the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor 35. Letter after Y, in England 38. Russian pancake 39. Shed 40. Longoria who spoke at the 2012 DNC 43. Sitting Bull’s state 45. Pass through 47. 43-Down summer hrs. 48. Years separating a couple, say 50. Exams for future tycoons 51. Form top, say 52. More bloody 54. Rose 55. Positive battery terminal, sometimes 56. KotoBuki soup 58. “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men” author James 61. Pitching stat way less important than xFIP, to a Sabermetrician 62. Twenty bajillion years 63. “30 Rock” setting (and channel)


photos by Christine Senack


Toledoans tested their baking and topping skills at Pizzapalooza.

Interview by Alia Orra Photo by Marisa Rubin

Robert Ballinger, senior lecturer, University of Toledo

Ballinger, an Old Orchard resident, has "prepster" written all over him — and we mean that in the best way possible. The senior lecturer in music drew our attention simply for being the snappiest-looking man in the room.

What were the trends when you were coming of age?

Jennifer & Steve Bodi

You weren't allowed to wear jeans. That was always the way it was.

How has your style evolved since then?

There were a couple of my friends' dads — because I didn't have a dad in my house — that I really took note of because I thought they looked great. It was very much that the clothes reflected the whole of their substance and they were really people of substance. Both of the men were executives at O-I [Owens Illinois], but I was more impressed with what they would wear on their own time rather than the suit and tie stuff.

Amy & Jon Blair with Abby Enser

What's your best style advice? Find what you like.

What's your one pivotal style item? Cashmere sweaters.

When did you adopt the round glasses?

Toledo Club

It was right after Dominick Dunne died, and I thought man, I really like those glasses. I went to The Optical Shop. This was as close as they got.

The Toledo Club’s Annual Party in the Parking lot kept it cool even in the summer heat.

Get the rest of Kelly’s interview online at Casey Mulvaney, Curt Ovall and Joe Balas

Megan Sosnowski & Tyler McKean Meirav Pierce, Connie Smithingell

Soundtrek UpTown rocked hard well into the early morning at the third annual Soundtrek music festival.

Patrick Irwin, Regis Whiteside and Kelly Irwin

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