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August 19 September 1, 2009 Vol. 10 • Issue 2

Still strengthening the community “We build Strong Kids, Strong Families and Strong Communities.” Amidst all of the recent harsh statements and publications, let’s not forget what the YMCA of Greater Toledo stands for. Yes, we must deal with the current issues, but also remember the way the YMCA cares for its community, staff, and patrons. As a former Professional staff of the YMCA/JCC of Greater Toledo, I can tell you that this organization does more good than one could imagine. From countless scholarships, family nights, youth sports, and aquatics, the YMCA touches lives of thousands, including my own. When I began employment at the Ft. Meigs YMCA, I was a lifeguard. Through the caring of the executive staff at Ft. Meigs and the corporate office I was able to further my training, and soon became the Aquatics Director. Due to economic and social factors, the YMCA cut its professional staff by many, myself included. As you can imagine, this was a huge shock. Yet, I have come to realize that this was the best choice for the corporation as a whole. I have since moved on, and continue my professional career with another association of the YMCA. I hold no hard feelings, and wish them well with all

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that the future holds. Despite what recent articles have portrayed, the employees of the corporate office and other branches all deserve their jobs and do them well; regardless of whom they are related to. Many of these people were my mentors, and continue to be an active force in my career. I am forever grateful. Remember the good and positive things that the YMCA has accomplished, the people it has touched, and the lives it has changed. Please continue to be a strong community and support one of Toledo’s most amazing organizations.

Christina Wackenheim

Former Aquatics Director for the Ft. Meigs YMCA Current Aquatics Director Canton, Ohio

Home is where the heart is The candidacy of Jim Moody for Mayor represents “change” for the better for Toledo, and a knowledge of voters to recognize the same “recycled” candidates who are running. There has been plenty of discussion relative to Mr. Moody’s residence. Yes, he does live in Toledo, and his address is 2468 Parkview, Toledo, Ohio 43606. He also has a business in the city as Flex Realty. I am sure voters are more concerned with his ability to lead than where he lives. He would not have moved into the city unless his heart was not in it, to run the city like a business, and his business as CEO, Broker of Flex Realty is very successful. Dave Bing of Detroit had a similar circont. on pg. 5

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What’s on your plate? [JUNE 9, 2009]

We buy most of our meat and groceries locally right here in our neighborhood Kroger. The blueberries and bananas might be from South America, but, hey, think globally, right?

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Fight for innocence [JULY 21, 2009]

Absolutely appalling that the prosecutors office would sit on DNA directly linking another man to this crime. Isn’t this considered illegal? How are they able to knowingly hold DNA from a crime scene and never charge the “owner” of that DNA? It seems so grossly obvi-

ous that this is criminal. Where in the world is justice for this poor girl who lost her earthly life and Danny Brown, who is being stopped from living his. I am deeply saddened that our so called “justice system,” specificly Julia Bates, is not held to the same laws that the citizens are. Does anyone care that our legal system not only failed this man once but continues to fail him, even after 8 years? This is cruel behavior from people who wronged him in the first place. Why are we not seeing this kind of story on a national level? We need to hear this so we can get him the support he needs to find the justice that is so long overdue!

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Correction In “Nightcrawlers” (July 22, 2009), TCP printed that Avalon (25 S. Huron St.) is only open on Saturdays. Yes, the club’s myspace site says “Saturday’s should always be a party,” but so should other days of the week, according to Avalon. Avalon is open Wednesday through Saturday, 9 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. (open 5 p.m. on Mud Hen game days).

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cumstance, and upon his election as Mayor of Detroit, he moved his family with him. With all the bickering and “good old boy” network, it is refreshing to have a candidate such as Jim Moody, to turn this city in the right direction. The current leadership cannot resolve the problems because of not being able to get along. Solutions are needed now! It is time to elect a candidate who is a proven manager, businessman, consensus builder and problem solver. Toledo is a great city, and we can be even better with a Mayor such as Jim Moody. This year the race is not about residence or party politics, it is about substance.

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Realtor, Flex Realty Former Toledo City Councilmember 50 year politician and community activist Toledo

Infinite Art Tattoo: Best Tattoo Studio

Infinite possibilities

Toledo City Paper readers have again voted Infinite Art Tattoo the Best Tattoo Studio in Toledo. Forget the stereotype that owning a “bike” is a prerequisite to obtaining a tattoo. Owner Brian “Monk” Taylor said he’s tattooed nurses, police officers, pharmacists — even pastors! Whether a client brings in a personal design or comes merely with a vague idea and asks the artists to create it, tattoo artists work closely with the client every step of the way. Infinite Art celebrated their 15 year anniversary this month, striving to provide the best possible service. “I always treat people like I want to be treated,” said Monk. At Infinite Art, the artists know it’s an honor for someone to let them practice their craft “I’m very grateful for that,” commented Monk, who added that 90% of his personal work is repeat business. “Word of mouth is our best advertisement,” he explained. Whether your vision is a small, simple tattoo, or an extravagant masterpiece (that may take 4-8 sessions at 3-4 hours a pop), IA can create it. “Most of what I do is big custom stuff,” said Monk. Even as the owner, he’s very “hands on,” tattooing more than anyone else in the studio. So, if you’ve been toying with the idea of a tattoo, or want to add to the body art you have, stop into IA, where the possibilities are infinate. Infinite Art Tattoo, 3930 Secor Rd. 419-292-1990/www.iatattoo.com. —KZ

Owner Brian “Monk” Taylor has created everything from simple tattoos to extravagent, custom designs.

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Generation eXpress Ohio colleges tighten up on credit card marketers by Jacob Corkins Despite the credit crunch and tightening credit requirements, the dangers of credit card marketers are lurking — in your email, on web pages, and in your mailbox — it’s still too easy to get your hands on a credit card and spend, spend, spend. Free t-shirts, a chance to win a new car, free music, and other items have been used by credit card marketers in order to get people, especially ones who recently turned 18, to sign up for a card and buy to their heart’s content. College campuses have been a hotbed for arming undergraduate students with credit cards. According to the Nellie Mae (a Sallie Mae student loan company) “Undergraduate Students and Credit Cards survey”, 76 percent of undergrads in 2004 had a credit card, a drop from 83 percent in 2001. “Undergraduates reported freshman year as the most popular time for getting credit cards, with 56% reporting having obtained their first card at age 18.” With each undergrad already averaging $20,000 in college debt alone, the added debt built from credit cards is an unnecessary add-on.

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“We are trying to get rid of roadblocks that may keep college students from completing their education,” said Ohio State Representative Matt Lundy, co-sponsor of House Bill 12, which would require all Ohio colleges and universities to create policies to prevent credit card marketers on campus. It would also require those insitutions to teach students about financial responsibility in the first grading period and would prevent credit card companies from giving incentives (like shirts or Frisbees) to students for providing their information. After passing through the Ohio House of Representatives with a 70-25 vote, the bill is currently in limbo waiting for a hearing from the Ohio Senate. “It’s important for students to be armed with financial literacy,” Lundy said. “Teaching students and keeping them in college leads to a well educated workforce to turn around the economy.” Local colleges and universities have already taken some responsibility to help students avoid falling into the snares of credit card companies. At Bowling Green State University, it is the policy outlined in the student handbook that no organization that wishes to

rent a table/booth on campus may hand out forms that require personal information from students. “This policy prevents any credit card marketer from coming on campus and has been in place for the last four or five years,” said Dean of Students Jill Carr. The University of Toledo has a different system than its MAC rival. According to Jon Strunk, media relations manager, credit card companies are welcome to rent a table/booth on campus like any other organization; however, there is a surcharge to these companies that the University then uses to teach students about credit card safety. The University adopted this policy in 2004 when 28 credit card marketers visited the campus. By 2006, the marketers had all left. At Owens Community College, Director of Public and Media Relations Brad Meyer said that neither he

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nor any of his colleagues can recall a credit card marketer ever on campus. There has also been a trend, according to the Nellie Mae survey, of a continuing decrease in the percentage of students who have credit cards and the average outstanding balance on those cards. This trend should continue as education centers provide information to their students about how to safely use credit cards.

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Candidate connections Which mayoral candidate rules the online world in the ‘09 campaign In the brave new world of social networking, it’s all about who you know...and how many tweets and friends you have. This year’s group of political candidates are (almost) all driving a hard and heavy campaign down the superinformation highway. But which candidate wields the strongest online presence? Our findings are below.

Ben Konop Website: www.konop4mayor.com Facebook Stats: 1,466 members 3 admins

D Michael Collins Website: www.dmichaelcollins.com

Twitter Stats: @BenKonop4Mayor 26 Following 85 Followers 1 tweet Recent Tweet: Believe it or not, bartending at the ottawa tavern tomorrow night for a fundraiser from 8-11. no guarantees on the service, but will be fun

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Facebook Stats: 66 members 4 admins

Mike Bell Website: www.mikebellfortoledo.com Facebook Stats: 623 members 3 admins

Jim Moody Website: www.moodyformayor.com Facebook Stats: 159 members 1 admin

Keith Wilkowski Website: www.keithwilkowski.com Facebook Stats: 524 members 6 admins

Opal Covey Website: none

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Twitter Stats: @mikebell4toledo 17 Following 85 Followers 19 tweets Recent Tweet: Mike Bell urges Toledo Postal Offices to remain open! Concerned?? Go to www. mikebellfortoldeo.com for more info on how to be heard! Twitter Stats: @ Moodyformayor 372 Following 116 Followers 37 tweets Recent Tweet: Just unveiled plan to add police and fire fighters... we must protect our children and our parents... jim Myspace Stats: Friends:88 Twitter Stats: @keithwilkowski 97 Following 99 Followers 11 tweets Recent Tweet: Please visit www.keithwilkowski.com to learn more about my campaign. Facebook Stats: none Twitter Stats: none

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Toledo breakdown

The tragic demise of Ben Konop by Johnny Hildo It is now painfully clear. Commissioner Ben Konop has come unfurled. His narcissistic run for Mayor of Toledo is effectively over. The only question is whether he has enough credibility left to retain his seat as Lucas County Commissioner in the upcoming 2010 elections.

I’m your King B, baby B Ko started as the golden child of local politics, the protégé of our beloved US Rep Marcy Kaptur. He made a credible run for the US House in a largely Republican District before moving back to Toledo to enter the seething cauldron that is City Politics. Local media swooned over his quixotic railing against the “good ol’ boy” network, and he swept into office, defeating first Phil “rhymes with Bill” Copeland in the 2006 primary before winning his Commissioner seat by beating George Sarantou. He maintained his position as king of the media, dating successive news anchors and courting print publishers. His efforts to woo young voters and the arts community were initially successful. His stance for encouraging looming economic giant China to invest in Lake Erie West showed his forward thinking vision for Toledo and Lucas County, even as it fell on deaf ears locally. His attempts to eliminate the Lucas County Investment Corporation failed due to the fact that he was in a minority on the commission, but did lead to a major overhaul of the economic development agency. He has taken strong public stances for

Defending his turf

It’s hard not to walk into Fifth Third stadium without welling up with pride for our beloved T-town and its Mud Hens. But behind every great field is a great man; and, in Toledo, that man is groundskeeper Jake Tyler. Since joining the Mud Hens in 2005, Tyler has earned numerous honors and awards, including International League Sports Turf Manager of the Year (20062008) and Triple-A Sports Turf Manager of the Year (20062007). As the caretaker of one of baseball’s most beautiful and well-kept fields, the Mud Hens are honoring Tyler with a different kind of trophy — a Jake Tyler “Chia Pet” bobble-head doll. In a special pre-game giveaway, on Thursday, September 3, the first 2,500 fans at the matchup against the rival Columbus Clippers will receive a doll in Tyler’s honor. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., game begins at

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transparency in public office and diversity in public agencies. He characterized himself as the only agent of real change. He was characterized by this humble bird cage liner as “Man Alone” in his willingness to stand apart from his colleagues Pete Gerken and Tina Wozniak on issues he cared about.

Humpty Dumpty’s great fall That was probably the high water mark of B Ko’s public career. His subsequent caterwauling over the activities of the Lucas County Dog Warden seemed a far cry from wooing China and overhauling local economic development, but didn’t seem especially troubling at the time. If only we had known this was the beginning of the public meltdown. B Ko’s encore was his announcement as a candidate for Toledo mayor, breaking his campaign promise to finish his full four year term as Commissioner. His excuse was that times had changed, a curious answer since times typically do just that. This raised our eyebrows, but again, didn’t indicate the trouble brewing. With long time political figure Keith Wilkowski’s hat in the ring, and the eventual entry into the race of former Fire Chief Mike Bell a foregone conclusion, B Ko entered as a distinct dark horse candidate. He characterized himself as the political outsider needed in TTown’s troubled times. Being the son of one of Toledo’s most pre-eminent lawyers and the nephew of former County Commissioner and Chair of the Lucas County

6:30 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to thank this muchvenerated groundskeeper and receive this special memento. www.mudhens.com. —GS

Join the Club

Point Place, a marine town fringed with yacht clubs, bait shops and boatyards; yet there’s never been a canoe/ kayak livery or any such haven for paddlers and rowers who want to explore the long muscular arm of the Ottawa River and her wild tributaries. To fill that sorely neglected niche, Howard Pinkley, known as the “Honorary Mayor of Point Place,” has founded the Canoe-Kayak-Racing Shell Club, and is spearheading the building of a new park and public launch site for small watercraft on Shoreland Avenue. The site will be completed in 2010, with funds coming from a Department of Natural

Democratic Party Sandy Isenberg notwithstanding. These weird statements proved to be the tip of the iceberg. Soon B Ko was touting such strangeness as training garbage collectors in crime surveillance in place of laid-off police officers. He got the hint that this was a vote killer, then opportunistically pointed to the tragic house fire in Westmoreland, blaming Bell for inadequate fire hydrant service.

Mission: Impossible Most of you know how that went south. B Ko’s press conference about the issue on Parkwood Ave. in the Old West End led to the infamous “Boo Ben Konop” scene, now blown up all over the web. Little did he know that his flip flopping on the fulfillment of his term as commissioner had turned many against him. Hence the “Liar, liar” portion of said video. Somehow B Ko had one last gasp in him. A beer summit with the heckler ensued, leading to a news story that made him look positively statesmanlike. If only he had left well enough alone. Instead he decided to go on a local public affairs show and kick the bejesus out of a doll representing the heckler, knocking an American flag to the ground in the process. This episode was bad

Resources grant. New members are welcome at the next organizational meeting on Monday, August 24 at Friendship Park Community Center, 2930 131st Street; 6:30 p.m. For more info, contact Howard Pinkley at 419-343-2751, or Clem Cybulski at 419-729-0511. —CJB

Coming together for good

enough. The fact that the show is more of a psychedelic freak out with the production quality of Wayne’s World made it seem all the more childish, if that’s possible.

Feeling his public persona slipping into a puddle of goo, B Ko recently held a press conference to apologize and assure his supporters that he will continue his candidacy for mayor. Effectively he assured voters that he isn’t as self-absorbed and immature as he seems. It was just all incredibly poor judgment. As if that makes it any better. Don’t worry, Benny boy. It will all be over soon. Your chances in the primary were never good. Start focusing on your upcoming primary next May to retain your Commissioner seat. The candidates to unseat you are lining up. Can you hear the foot steps? They’re coming from term-limited members of the state legislature - Peter Ujvagi and Teresa Fedor are breathing down your neck. Listening? You should be.

holes, gift bag, memorial t-shirt, dinner and two drink tickets. Cash prizes are also available for hole-in-one, closest to pin and longest drive. Great cause and great fun. Sign up today by emailing Joni McGowan at floydharshman@gmail. com. —DW

St. Francis and St. John’s are coming together to cosponsor a joint Memorial Golf Outing to benefit two scholarship funds. The Paul Harshman Scholarship and the Eric Floyd Scholarship are memorials for two great men to benefit their individual alma maters. The foursome scramble is set for Friday, August 21 at 10:30 a.m. at Whiteford Valley Golf Club (7980 Beck Road Ottawa Lake, MI). Registration is $85 per person and includes 18

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How’s this for green fuel?

A triad of non-profits — Edison Materials Technology Center (EMTEC), Ohio Aerospace Institute (OIA) and Toledo’s own Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) — are collaborating to bring algae to the sky. The groups are exploring the advancement of using algae as a fuel resource for the United States Air Force. In recent years, studies have shown the potential of converting algae into oil and fuel, but these groups are taking it further. This renewable resource would boost jobs in Ohio while simultaneously creating a carbon neutral fuel source. David Beck, of CIFT, believes the efforts and these nonprofits are exactly what the country needs to provide new opportunities in technology, economic growth and maybe most importantly renewability.

The gift that keeps on wrapping

We all have seen it: that giant mound of wrapping paper that accumulates after a birthday party. After noticing one of those piles two years ago, Toledoan Susan Frantz and her family realized that something had to be done. So, Frantz created Wrapagain, a reusable wrapping fabric that is an alternative to traditional wrapping paper. A gift that keeps giving, Wrapagain users are encouraged to track online where their fabric originated through the 9-digit number on each fabric’s label. Frantz says she hopes this will create a network of giving and reusing, to bring an end to that giant pile of used wrapping paper. Wrapagain fabrics are available in three sizes and in designs for all occasions. Shop for fabric or find out where yours came from at www.wrapagain.com. —DW

Toledoan Susan Frantz created Wrapagain as an eco-friendly solution to wrapping paper.

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Because of its location (where the Maumee River flows into Lake Erie), the Bay Shore plant is the biggest fish killer in the Great Lakes.

By Christiana Schmitz “FirstEnergy is committed to protecting the environment while delivering the safe and reliable electric service our customers expect and deserve.” So says the website of one of the nation’s leading energy companies. While the corporation has a long-term commitment to waste minimization and its Shippingport, PA facility is home to the largest recycling project in North America, this energy provider is ignoring one aspect of the environment. Every day, fish are trapped and killed at the FirstEnergy Bay Shore plant in Toledo’s backyard. Bay Shore kills more fish than any other power plant in the state. But what is FirstEnergy doing about it? And what is the state doing about it?

the United States Supreme Court has eloquently defined as “squashing against intake screens.” If the fish is smaller, it is actually sucked through the tiny screen openings and into Bay Shore’s cooling system. This is called “entrainment.” Between May 2005 and December 2006, the plant impinged a total of more than 46 million fish. It entrained 208 million fish eggs and over 2 billion small and larval fish. The Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Association and the Ohio Environmental Council were outraged.

BIG CORP., BIG KILLER

“But they don’t get help,” Bihn says. “They just die.” Every day 650 million gallons of water surge through the intake screens of First Energy’s Bay Shore plant in Oregon, Ohio. Too weak to fight the created current, millions of fish are also pulled in.

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In March, the Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Association and the Ohio Environmental Council petitioned the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to fine FirstEnergy for the plant’s fish kills. Yet no fines have been implemented.

Fisherman who fish for sport can be fined up to $250 and serve up to 30 days in jail if they go over the limit established each year by the Lake Erie Committee, says Kevin Ramsey of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. They can also be charged a restitution fee of up to $50 per walleye over-the-limit that they catch, and up to $20 per fish for small fish, he adds.

She’s talking about the small fish that are too weak to fight the current of the power plant’s water intake system.

Picture a fish swimming along its normal breeding-season route, out of the Maumee River and into Lake Erie.

What we base that on is the fact that the Bay Shore power plant is located in an area that has a very productive fishery compared to other power plants in the state,” says Ohio EPA spokesperson Mike McCoullough. “It’s also based on data collected in the 70s and 80s.”

“People have a limit of [catching and keeping] six walleye per day but power plants can kill as many [walleye] as they like?” Bihn shakes her head, with a complete loss for understanding.

“Like a baby, they need your help,” says Sandy Bihn of the Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Association.

In 2008, the plant released a report that summarized the amount of fish annually caught, and often killed, in its intake system. The study was done at the request of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and the numbers were astounding.

that Bay Shore impinges and entrains more fish than any other power plant in the state.

The Ohio DNR can’t put a limit on fish impinged or entrained at Bay Shore, though. Ramsey explains that those kinds of regulations are in the hands of the Ohio EPA. Between the mouth of the river and the lake, the suction from Bay Shore’s cooling system is strongest. If the fish is sucked in by the current, yet too big to fit through the plant’s 3/8 inch screen openings, the fish is “impinged” – a term

“Bay Shore, because of its location, is the biggest fish killer in the Great Lakes,” says Sandy Bihn. Though there aren’t any recent numbers, the Ohio EPA does estimate

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But the fish kill problem is entwined with a variety of factors, making it even more complex. Recent changes to national regulations on cooling water intake systems, like that of the FirstEnergy plant, leave everyone wanting for answers.

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PERMIT PROBLEMS

a case-by-case basis. This helped the EPA work with the plants instead of setting standards too high, which would prove too costly for compliance by older plants.

Environmental groups, led by Riverkeeper Inc., challenged the costWater cooling facilities can have huge benefit strategy of the EPA, holding effects on area water and wildlife by that to regulate based on a costraising water temperatures. For example, benefit analysis was impermissible the Bay Shore plant under the Clean uses 650 million gallons Water Act. In January daily of lake water for 2007, the Federal cooling. Second Circuit Court “It raises the of Appeals agreed and temperature 10 degrees the EPA suspended its on the other end (at 316b rule in July of the the point of discharge same year. back into the Lake),” Species - Killed annually Fast forward to explains Bihn. January 2009. The Bay To help regulate Shore power plant the environmental NPDES permit has impact of water expired, but because the cooling structures, US EPA had suspended the Clean Water Act its 316b rule, the Ohio of 1977 mandated that EPA doesn’t have “the location, design, guidelines to use to reconstruction, and issue the permit. capacity of cooling “We’re still trying water intake structures to decide how to move reflect the best forward with the NPDES technology available permit with regard to for minimizing adverse the requirements for environmental impact.” the cooling water intake That portion of the act structure,” Ohio EPA is referred to as the spokesperson Mike 316b rule, referencing a McCoullough says. subsection of the law. On April 1, 2009, the To enforce the U.S. Supreme Court Clean Water Act, reversed and remanded the Environmental the Second Circuit Protection Agency Appellate court decision, issues National concluding that the EPA Pollutant Discharge permissibly relied on Elimination System cost-benefit analysis. (or NPDES) permits. Now the US EPA has to Administered at a state re-work its already relevel, NPDES permits worked regulation. regulate, among other things, cooling In the mean time, the Ohio EPA water intake structures. continued to hold off on re-issuing the For companies building new plants, Bay Shore NPDES permit, waiting to see the 316b rule regarding water intake the re-write of U.S. EPA rules when they structures is fairly straightforward. There are drafted, according to McCoullough. are national standards and companies But the US EPA doesn’t plan to can build their facilities around those regulations. But for plants that already issue a proposed rule until “next year,” exist, the EPA used a cost-benefit model according to US EPA spokesperson to determine rules and regulations on Ernesta Jones.

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Annual Rates of Impingment & Entrainment

*STATISTICS FROM THE OHIO EVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Between May 2005 and December 2006, the plant impinged a total of more than 46 million fish. It entrained 208 million fish eggs and over 2 billion small and larval fish.

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FirstEnergy has taken some temporary steps, such as reducing the water intake during spawning season.

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Because of Bay Shore’s location, the rate of impingement and entrainment is much higher than any other facility in Ohio. The ways of addressing that can be pretty costly, McCoullough says. With the new Supreme Court ruling on cost-benefit permissibility, the Ohio EPA wants to make sure it is requiring something that’s both technically and economically feasible. To do this, the agency is working closely with FirstEnergy itself. “We’re looking at a number of options [to reduce impingement and entrainment],” says FirstEnergy spokesperson Mark Durbin, “but no decisions have been made.” This past spring, FirstEnergy did take some temporary steps to reduce the numbers of impingement and entrainment. “From March to mid-May, we actually reduced intake of water by about 40 percent to coincide with spawning

Durbin admits that when the 316b rules do eventually fall into place, FirstEnergy will have to reevaluate to see if any permanent changes are necessary to comply.

settlement is the largest environmental settlement in Michigan history and the second largest in U.S. history. Out of the settlement was born a trust fund, now called Project Fish and paid for by the plant as retribution for the number of fish it killed, according to the group’s website, projectfish.org. The plant was also ordered to put in a barrier net to restrict the number of fish entering the facility, and the plant is assessed annual compensation payments based on the effectiveness of that net.

One of the changes on the radar would be implementation of a water cooling tower. In water cooling towers, heated Bihn says that because of the water rises and is emitted as water droplets pending permit specifics, Waterkeepers, into the air instead Inc. and other of going back into environmental “Fish kills haven’t been the watershed, explains Bihn of re-addressed since the groups have not yet proposed any the Waterkeeper 1977 Clean Water Act” law suits. Association. Once the heat is released, “We’ll see what the newly-cooled water sinks back to the happens when this permit comes up,” bottom of the tower and can be re-used she adds. “That’s when we’d do the legal by the power plant. This process reduces work; we would tie any action we would the amount of water used by a whopping take to that permit.” 90 percent. Previous 316b rules did not regulate The cooling towers are the way you get the biggest bang for your buck in terms of reductions and fish kills,” Bihn says. Durbin admits that FirstEnergy has not looked into the exact price of building cooling towers. “It’s something that, as we move forward, we would continue to review,” he adds. Bihn also mentions a settlement between a power plant in Michigan and state and environmental groups there. The 1996 Ludington Pumped Storage

fish kills. Part of the reason for this is the lack of information.

the number of walleye and yellow perch in order to create a catch limit, there is no count of total fish and larvae. And more importantly, there is no count of the spawning population that runs from the Maumee River into Lake Erie, the area where Bay Shore’s water intake intercepts the most fish. “There’s a lot of different spawning populations that contribute to the lakewide population,” explains Fishery Biologist Supervisor Jeff Tyzson of the Ohio DNR. To help remedy this lack of information, the Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife and the University of Toledo have decided to team up on a new study planned for spring 2010. The goal of this study is to “quantify the ecosystem effects of entrainment at the Bay Shore Power Plant,” says Tyson. The project will measure the number of larvae exported to Lake Erie from the Maumee River, and help define the percentage of fish entrained by the Bay Shore plant’s water intake system.

“No one has studied [fish killing] for 30 years,” explains Bihn of the Waterkeeper Association.

“Fish kills haven’t been re-addressed since the 1977 Clean Water Act,” Bihn notes. She’s referring to the 316b rule and the mandate that power plants must use the “best technology available.”

While the numbers – millions and billions of fish per year – seem enormous, there’s really nothing to compare those numbers to. What is the percentage of Lake Erie fish killed? We can’t determine, because we don’t have a baseline fish population. While the Lake Erie Committee estimates annually

Bihn, along with the Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Association, the Ohio Environmental Council, the Ohio DNR, and the University of Toledo, know that the time to address this issue is past due. Every day without action adds to the number of fish kills threatening our Great Lakes and its inhabitants.

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Bellevue's Ben Harper wins Levis Common's sauce competition by Gina Sares When Ben Harper’s mother heard about the “Strut Your Sauce Off ” contest at the Town Center at Levis Commons, she knew her son would be the perfect contestant. So, 20-year-old Ben from Bellevue signed up online for the chance to show off his own concoction, Gentle Ben’s Barbecue Sauce. Chosen to compete among five finalists, Ben and his parents arrived at the Blue Pacific Grill at Levis Commons on Thursday, August 6. A panel of three judges (including Amy Davis from K100, Casey Pogan, Marketing Director for the Town Center at Levis Commons, and Blue Pacific Grill’s general manager Jessica Necessary) chose Gentle Ben’s as the winning sauce. In addition to a Blue Pacific Grill gift card, chocolate from Scharffen Berger, and 10 VIP tickets to the special advance screening of Julie & Julia, Ben also received the honor of lining his creation up with Blue Pacific’s signature sauces for one week. Ben’s saucehad a short run at Blue Pacific Grill, however, Gentle Ben’s Barbecue Sauce was first distributed in May 2009 and can now be found throughout Northwest Ohio, including Bassett’s in Bellevue, Berman Orchards in Port Clinton, and Mountain Man Trading Post in Tiffin.

Ben Harper (right) with his father and Jessica Necessary, general manager of Blue Pacific Grill, where Gentle Ben's Barbecue Sauce took first place. In fact, the tomato-based concoction, with molasses, brown sugar, and honey, has already won the hearts of barbecue connoisseurs. “6 out of 10 people who try it like it,” said Ben. Being involved in 4-H for ten years, the sauce chef had some experience cooking, but says his

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true help in getting the business started came from his dad. Ben wasn’t expecting to win, but the recognition has been a sweet victory for the Hocking College student who hopes for a future in catering. “This is a huge moment for me, especially just starting out.” he said. “Everything is just falling into place.”

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culinary [ saturday, august 22 ]

Pizza on the Grill

Chef Geoff McKahan illustrates techniques for cooking pizza on the grill in this free workshop. Call to register. 419-872-0026. www. kitchentoolsandskills.com. 12pm. Kitchen Tools And Skills, 26597 North Dixie, Perrysburg.

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Salsa Fest

Sample a variety of salsas and get the inspiration to create your own garden fresh Summer favorite.Toledo Farmer’s Market, 525 Market St.

[ wednesday, september 2]

Dillon House Victorian Tea

1-3pm. The elegance of the 19th-century is re-created for guests at the historic Dillon House, built in 1873. Featured performer Karen Svanoe Westgate entertains on harp.Call for reservations. Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove Corner of Hayes and Buckland, Fremont. 800-998-7737. www.rbhayes.org.

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Thirsty Thursdays

5-8:30pm. Enjoy classic rock and roll on the jukebox while you taste 8 great beers. $10. 419-873-4444. Aficionado Wine and Cigars, 26567 N. Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg. www.aficionadowineandcigars.com.

[wednesday, august 26]

Great Lakes Beer Tasting

7pm. Doc Watson’s is hosting a Great Lakes Beer tasting. Come sample some of the best of the Midwest. 1515 S. Byrne Toledo. 419-389-6003. www.docwatsonstoledo.com.

[wednesday, august 19]

Whiskey Tasting

5:30pm. Sample a selection of five different Whiskeys for $10. 5:30pm. The Bronze Boar, 20 S Huron St. 419-244-2627.

[tuesday, august 25]

Zia’s Wine Tasting

5:30pm. Join Zia's the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month for a sampling of wine and appetizers. $16.95. Zia’s, The Docks, 20 Main St. 888-456-DINE. www.ziasrestaurant.com.

Wine Tasting with Uptown Vineyard

6:30-8pm. Uptown Vineyard invites you to taste five restaurant quality wines plus appetizers. $10. 866276-1984. Manhattans Restaurant, 1516 Adams St. www.uptownvineyard.com.

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

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Cheap wines and college budget beer

August 26-27

Wine blends and New Holland beers

September 2-3

German beers and French wines

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Throw ‘em a bone

Delicious treats for your pampered pooch by Abby Liebenthal

Aunt Fergie’s Gourmet Dog Treats

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P.O. Box 87, Waterville. 1-866-352-5520 Janice@auntfergies.com www.auntfergies.com

THE TREATS Baker’s dozen (1.21 oz): $2.95.

n 2003, Janice Ferguson, the real Aunt Fergie, decided to turn her Original Recipe for dog treats into an business. Family and friends insisted that Janice make her tasty treats as a business so their pets could enjoy them as well. Her gourmet rewards are created in a church kitchen in Waterville with the tasting assistance of her six dogs. Janice and her husband Bill have rescued animals throughout the years, currently owning six dogs and six cats.

Petey’s Peanut Butter Plenties

Louie’s Luscious Luxuries

whole wheat flour, peanut butter, honey, fresh garlic, oatmeal

pecans, honey, vanilla, brown rice, cinnamon

If dogs are a “man’s best friend,” shouldn’t we feed them the best? Gourmet dog treats are a step up from your generic biscuit, with unique combinations of shapes and flavors. Each of these local vendors offer dog treats your canine will die for, without putting a hole in your wallet.

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ick and Betsy Byersmith found inspiration in their three dogs to feed them healthy, all natural and homemade treats. After much interest from family and friends, the two decided to start Betsy’s Biscuits about ten years ago. Their dog Gizmo isn’t the only one that loves the treats - Sautter’s Market, SylvaniaVET and Groomingdales in Sylvania all adore and sell these canine delights.

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Gizmo’s Goodies

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Heinold Farms, LLC. Gourmet Dog Treats 19423 Otsego Pike, Bowling Green. 419-215-8104 heinoldfarms@yahoo.com www.heinoldfarms.com

Toledo. 419-250-3646. Sold at Sautters, Sylvania Veterinarian, Nautica Coffee, Groomingdales. betsysbiscuits@hotmail.com www.betsysbiscuits.com

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implicity is the main objective of dog biscuit connoisseurs Ron and Katie Heinold of Heinold Farms, LLC. With Tucker the dog, Foot the cat, Violet, Jack and Diane the goats and Marty the goose, this family truly enjoys spending time with their animals and giving them the best. The love for their pets is reflected on the quality of their products and customer service. Check out their delicious treats every Thursday at the Perrysburg Farmer’s Market.

THE TREATS $1 snacks, $2 snack bags, $4 a bag – 6.5 oz.

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Puppy Paci’s natural apple sauce, maple syrup. Shaped like pacifiers. Teething biscuits.

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Cheezy Weezy wheat germ, cheddar cheese, oats

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After-hours networking with WEN

Toledo’s Women’s Entrepreneurial Network (WEN) may be made up of women (and men) who mean business, but when it comes to letting their hair down, they take that seriously, too. Every month, the organization hosts OGINAD! (Oh Gosh, I Need A Drink!). No meeting agendas — just a chance to network and develop friendships in the relaxed environment of a local restaurant or bar. This month’s meeting will be at Manhattan’s (1516 Adams St.) on Tuesday, August 25 from 5:30- 7p.m. Nonmembers always welcome. For more info or for upcoming events, visit www.wen-usa.com.

Dégagé’s debut

While Ragtime Rick fans are sorry that the Maumee Commercial Building (301 River Rd., Maumee) is no longer home to his Second Edition, jazz will certainly not be a stranger to the venue. Dégagé Jazz Cafe, named after the French word for “easy, free,” will host nightly jazz and a revamped menu headed by a new master chef. Sam Foreman, who owns the building with his wife, said the name change came as a result of the venue’s expansion. “It was [Rick’s] decision, actually.” Sam explained. “We wanted to have a wider venue, with other bands coming in and special events with national names. Rick felt that if we changed the venue, it’s wouldn’t really be Ragtime Rick’s” The Cakewalkin’ Jass Band, the Gene Parker Trio and Ragtime Rick will continue to play regularly at the Dégagé Cafe, while the building’s second floor banquet hall will open for special entertainment like larger bands and national musicians. The patio is also open to take in the warm summer air with delicious food and entertainment. Dégagé Cafe is open Monday-Thursday, 4 p.m.-midnight, Friday-Saturday, until 1 a.m.

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Mastering French fare

In celebration of the upcoming movie Julie & Julia, Perrysburg’s Kitchen Tools & Skills is inspiring Toledo cooks to explore Julia Child’s culinary world. Learn French recipes like Moules A La Mariniere (mussels steamed in wine) and Crepes De Pommes De Terre (grated potato pancakes), and other favorites from Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Classes are on August 31, September 2 and September 24 at 6:30 p.m. $40. Kitchen Tools & Skills, 26597 North Dixie Hwy., RiverPlace, Perrysburg. 419872-9090/www.kitchentoolsandskills.com.

BBQ Eggheads

When it comes to summer grilling, Jacob’s Garden in Ottawa Lake, Michigan thinks outside the usual grill. On Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 29, Liz Sofo will demonstrate how to use the Big Green Egg, a ceramic, kamado style smoker and grill. Learn why the unique shape and material make it ideal for smoking, grilling and baking. Noon - 2:30 p.m. Jacob’s Garden, 4570 Sterns Rd., Ottawa Lake, MI. 734-568-6868/www.jacobs-garden.com.

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Mutz is back�Mid-September. Re-opening in mid-September. Toledo’s favorite spot for gathering, good food, and craft beer is back. Come enjoy Buckey e Beer on tap and revisit our rich history� Located in the Historic Oliver House. We have growlers & kegs “to go.” 27 BROADWAY • TOLEDO, OHIO 43604 • CALL 419.243.1302

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SPECIAL ADVERTSING SECTION Jacob’s Garden is a full-service home and garden center located between the Metropolitan areas of Toledo, Ohio and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Opened in 2008, near the site of Owner Michael Jurgenson’s Grandfather’s produce stand, Jacob’s Garden has blossomed into more than a place to buy plants. Jacob’s Garden is a full service garden and lifestyle center with a fully stocked nursery, tropical plants greenhouse, and bird department. Unique gifts, home goods, patio furniture, garden sculpture and more round out the merchandise selection. Jacob’s Garden staff assists gardeners and homeowners in designing a wild bird feeding station for their backyard habitat, selecting the perfect indoor plant for their growing conditions, and choose a unique gift for someone special. The store managers have extensive experience in the nursery, indoor plants and retail fields, and go out of their way to provide professional and friendly service. In addition to offering unique plants and products, Jacob’s garden strives to keep prices reasonable and the experience personal. In addition to the retail business, Jacob’s Garden also offers classes, workshops and lectures. Jacob’s Garden Journal, their e-newsletter, provides gardening and birding tips, highlights product sales, and answers customer questions about outdoor living. Customers can sign up for this free e-newsletter at www.jacobs-garden.com. Jacob’s Garden plans to continue developing its educational programs and expanding its community involvement. They hope to inspire more and more people to enjoy their gardens and yards, as places to relax away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

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In 1980, the forerunner of the MacCafé, Abacus II, first opened its doors. Over the next three decades, the business evolved with technology. Originally a leading reseller of Apple products in Northwest Ohio, the new millennium brought with it a new way to serve the community. They created a separate business specializing in Apple products, and in 2002, the new MacCafe began operation as an Apple Specialist. The beginnings were humble, with only a one-person sales staff and 600 square feet of retail storefront. However, MacCafé has grown in staff, space, and most significantly, with the addition of the service department. The MacCafé isn’t just for home users and individuals, they also serve the business customer. As an independent business, MacCafé is run by entrepreneurs and small-business people who understand the unique needs of its clients. They provide the highest quality professional installation, networking and maintenance services for businesses, and are dedicated to building relationships with their customers as their Mac IT team. Their Apple & Mac showroom offers the newest products with professionals to answer your questions and find the right product for each customer. In addition, as an Authorized Service Provider, MacCafé has been servicing Macintosh computers for over 28 years. With their decades of experience and expertise in up-to-date technology, MacCafe offers individual training for a variety of applications. MacCafé offers financing and accepts trade-ins. Visit their new showroom at 4405 Talmadge Road (across from the Westfield Franklin Park mall) to see the difference experience makes!

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In business since September 1997, Consign-It! Home Interiors has been providing customers with a different way to dress up their abodes for 12 years. Much of their success has come from the continuous support of weekly customers and longtime supporters, as well as a great consigner base. At a Consign-It!, customers will find a wide variety of furniture and home accessories, including modern, traditional, antique and chic styles. The selectiveness of the store ensures that each piece is of quality, good condition. Attentive to their customers’ needs, Consign-It! offers new items at reasonable prices if they can’t find a particular style in the preowned market. But with merchandise coming in daily, the inventory is constantly changing and offering new ways to mix and match a customer’s accessories and furnishings. The newest addition to Consign-It! is the “Mall for the home,” which opened in the beginning of 2009. Booth spaces are rented out, bringing in a diverse selection of collectibles, art, furniture, upholstery and home accessories. Before you go to big box retailers looking for furniture or home accessories, stop by Consign-It! Their unique selections offers style and personality, and their staff is always there to lend a helping hand. In fact, many of their employees are customers who shop at the store regularly. They are attentive, but not aggressive, giving you the right amount of help you need. Consign-It! thanks its new and regular customers for their continuous support, which has allowed them to serve the Toledo community for 12 wonderful years!

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Toledo’s Best Paint Store

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Apart from being voted Toledo’s Best Paint store by loyal customers and fans as well as readers of Toledo City Paper, Color Concepts, Inc. is one of only a few locally owned, and independently owned paint stores left in Toledo. What does that mean? For starters, the store owner is free to choose any product that he sees fit to sell in his store. He is not locked into selling only specific product lines, but rather any product that he feels is the best for his customers.

CONCEPTS

At Color Concepts, Inc., owner John Glanz offers only the very best of paint, products, tools, and paint supplies. Asked why he wouldn’t carry inexpensive or cheap import products like those that other hardware stores or other factory owned paint stores carry, his answer was simply, “I’d rather not have the hassle or the unhappy customers. I see plenty of unhappy customers coming from other stores everyday,” explained John. “ I have been so fortunate to see my customers actually make a special trip back to my store to tell me how wonderful the paint was that we recommended. They also go on to explain that they’ll never use any other paint again except the paints that we provide.” John added, “After 16 years of selling paint, it still amazes me to see customers that happy and that loyal after trying our paint just once.” John Glanz started his paint and decorating career at the former Color Haven store, where he perfected his craft at matching color under the guidance of the late Jimmy Alore and the store

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owner Ed Cox. To this very day, Color Concepts Inc. will not use a color matching computer. “If it has to be an exact color match, you’ll never achieve one with the use of a spectrometer (color computer),” explained John. We match every match by eye so that the end result is EXACT.” Color Concepts, Inc. will help customers pick colors for one room or every room in the home, from exterior to interior. Color Concepts Inc. carries the widest selection of decorative faux finish products including glazes, tools, European plasters, and stuccos. Color Concepts inc. is the expert shop in town for all color matching needs, from paint and wood stains, to wood putties, and even caulk. If customers need a great painter, the store also has some of the very best skilled craftsmen in town as regular customers. Color Concepts Inc. is the only place to begin if you have any project that involves, painting or decorating. They will help you arrive at the best color, with the best paint and tools to get the job completed right the first time. Visit Color Concepts Inc. at 6725 W. Central Ave. at McCord Rd. behind the Waffle House. Hours: Monday – Wednesday 7am - 6pm, Thursday 7am - 7pm, Friday 7am - 5pm and Saturday 9am - 4pm.

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Dowling Funeral

Home puts your family’s needs and emotions first.

For more than three decades, owner and founder John Dowling has taken pride in helping grieving families say goodbye to their loved ones in a caring, comfortable, understanding, and sympathetic environment. Dowling has directed memorial services in both independent and corporate-owned funeral homes that routinely handle from 100 to more than 800 services each year. Yet, some of these facilities, while beautiful and attentive to detail, charge exorbitant prices that have left families struggling, while other funeral facilities offer properties and service that sorely match their discount prices. Dowling Funeral Home offers just the right mix – a new, family-friendly facility with two private family lounges that can be opened up and shared to accommodate larger gatherings. A chapel that can accommodate 298 guests at any one time, or be divided for more intimacy. Fine, professional service associated with a traditional funeral home at about 40% less cost. Finally, Dowling Funeral Home is locally owned and fully independent, allowing families to discuss memorial service arrangements directly with Mr. Dowling.

“I really get to know my families,” says Mr. Dowling. “At this funeral home, no family is just a client.”

Leo Marks Jewelers now offers the Natalie K jewelry collection. The Natalie K Collection has become a leader in bridal jewelry focusing on classic styles and antique reproduction in wedding sets, engagement and semi mount jewelry, available in 14kt, 18kt and platinum. In addition, Leo Marks Jewelers features “The Perfect Diamond by Natalie K,” which is an ideal cut diamond displaying the hearts and arrows pattern distinguishing the diamond as a genuinely perfectly cut stone. A Natalie K ring is an elegant expression of all that is timeless and classic in jewelry. Leo Marks Jewelers features an array of exquisite designs, quality craftsmanship and precisely cut center stones. To select the perfect ring for your someone special, visit Leo Marks Jewelers, Toledo’s only Natalie K Collection retailer. Leo Marks Jewelers is a family-owned business that has been serving the local area for over 90 years. They are dedicated to bringing you the jewelry that fits your needs perfectly and believe in letting your imagination come to life with custom designed jewelry. Leo Marks Jewelers is open Monday through Friday, 10am – 7pm and Saturdays, 10am – 5:30pm. They are located at 3435 Secor Road, Toledo.

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At The Cigar Affair, their mission is to provide cigar connoisseurs in Northwest Ohio with an exceptional selection of premium, imported cigars and friendly assistance. Established in 1996, The Cigar Affair provides an enjoyable shopping experience because they are located in Uptown Maumee, “The Heart of NW. Ohio.” Upon entering their store, you’ll soon realize the truth in their motto, “We’re Serious About Cigars”! Their upcoming events are sure to be exciting for seasoned cigar veterans and novices alike:

NUB Live : Friday, August 21, 2009 You may remember Sam Leccia who was The Cigar Affair’s Rep. for the Oliva Cigar Company. Now, Sam has made it “big” in the Cigar World as creator of the unique and popular NUB! Come and meet Sam as he returns to The Cigar Affair on the August 21 to hand roll a NUB cigar just for you.

Cigar-O-rama: Thursday, September 24, 2009 The 3rd Annual Cigar-O-Rama will be from 5 to 9pm at one of Toledo’s most prestigious establishments - The Toledo Club. This in Northwest Ohio’s biggest cigar-friendly charity event for The Assistance Dogs of America. This year’s celebrity guest will be playmate Candice Cassidy (Miss June 2009). We anticipate between 100 - 150 attendees this year, so get your tickets ($85) early before they sell out. Tickets available at The Cigar Affair.

For more information, please call The Cigar Affair (419-891-0109).

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This year, El Camino Real made the top of the list yet again as City Paper readers’ favorite Mexican restaurant. Though the menu is extensive, the food is delish, the bartenders are wonderful, and the service is attentive, the other big draw is the awesome outdoor patio. Along with food and drinks, it serves up DJs three to four nights a week and a live band on Thursdays. “I tell you it’s the place to be now,” said manager Salvador Rocha. Don’t fret about cooler weather, Toledo. According to Rocha, the full patio is open through September, then they enclose part of the patio through December, when the bar can still hold up to 100 people ready for a good time. Inside, the décor is authentic, and patrons enjoy a Mariachi band every other weekend, along with strolling guitar players three times a week. Customers will often notice improvements to El Camino. “The owners put money I the place all the time,” said Rocha. Owners Jesus Angel and Javier Cobian believe in doing all they can to keep the customers coming back. According to Salvador, favorites on the menu continue to be the Armandos’ brothers pizza listed under appetizers, and the fajitas. Warning: Come hungry. “We always serve really big portions,” said Rocha. You will get your fill and your money’s worth. Be sure to check out their other locations as well, at 2072 Woodville Rd. and at 625 Hilton Blvd. in Ann Arbor. ¡Buen provecho, Toledo!

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“I need to lose some weight!”, “I don’t feel good about myself”, “I can’t play with my kids”, “I’m pre-diabetic with high blood pressure and cholesterol, what am I going to do?” Do you keep hearing these same words in your head? The Mercy Weight Management Program can help. We offer a variety of weight loss options appropriate for anyone wanting to lose 10-200 or more pounds. Mercy Weight Management Center, a member of Mercy Health Partners, has been providing quality, compassionate medical care for nearly 150 years to people throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

“I need to lose some weight!” Losing weight and keeping it off long term in our society and current economy is not easy, but we can provide you with an affordable program to be successful. We can save you money by decreasing your medication costs and medical expenses. Being overweight puts you at a much higher risk for having high blood pressure, cholesterol and Type II diabetes, which all come with hefty price tags. We can also save you money by creating a set food budget and eliminating junk food expenditures, and lastly by allowing you free access to the Mercy Fitness facilities, we can save you $53.00 or more a month. Completing a program that helps you lose weight can actually save you money. And, the affects of being overweight on your quality of life are similar to aging you an additional 20 years. The Mercy Weight Management Center provides state-of-the-art weight loss treatment focusing on intensive lifestyle education, personalized attention and follow-up with an emphasis on long-term weight maintenance. We offer in clinic and At Home diet options that produce an average weight loss of 30-60lbs. Start saving now. Call 419-407-3990 for more information or visit www.mercyweightloss.com.

THE OPTICAL SHOP

The Optical Shop, at 3205 West Central, next to Cricket West, has been in that location for 18 years. Georgeann Kohn opened the original shop at Flower hospital in 1983. Now 26 years later, the shop is still the only true fine designer eyewear store in this part of Ohio. Through the years, the store has continually added great frame collections from Europe and gained the reputation for exclusivity in great eyewear.

LIKELY TO INCLUDE HUMOR AND FUN Having great frames is only part of what they do at The Optical Shop. They also take the time to truly fit the right frame to the individual and trouble-shoot prescription problems. This personal fitting technique has continued to set The Optical Shop apart from other stores. Georgeann believes that her clients depend on her honesty and candor while fitting a frame. A fitting at The Optical Shop may take 1-2 hours, and is likely to include humor and fun. However, Georgeann believes that buying a frame should be taken seriously, and that the frame should say something about the individual. That’s why the shop has over 3,000 frames inhouse, including fine eyewear collections like Oliver Peoples, La Eyework, Fred and Tag Heller, and Kawasaki. They also limit their intake of most frames so that each person leaving their shop has a one-of-a-kind piece. After years of fitting frames and offering advice, Georgeann still loves what she does. These days, big frames are back and color is everything. Sit back and enjoy the ride through the wonderful frames at The Optical Shop.

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Since its founding in 1927 by Ray Sautter, Sautter’s Market has been a Toledo area staple. The independent grocer (originally located at 5519 Main Street and originally named Ray Sautter and Son Market) has a devotion to personal relationships and the local community. Owner Jim Sautter brings this local touch to both of his markets, located in Sylvania and Waterville through a dedication to providing local foods. In addition to locally grown produce like melons, peppers, corn and strawberries, the markets also offer locally-made BBQ sauce, wine, and hand-rolled crackers. An expanded wine section, a flower area and evolved deli department make Sautter’s a one-of-a-kind find for unique, quality foods and items. Their wine selection has an aboveaverage selection of fine wines, including $200 champagnes. Also,thanks to the addition of Chef Juan Nunez, the pastry is home to lavish creations like fruit tarts and specialty cakes. In the deli, visitors can find a wide selection of meat, salad and fish dishes, duck tamales, King Crab leg quesadilla and chicken picatta. Despite the various items found at Sautter’s, they are always open to adding more to their selection. If a customer has a special request, they’ll do their best to find it and even carry that item for one customer. So, whether you’re looking for a sweet, specialty cake or a great selection of fresh, quality meats, Sautter’s Market probably has it. And, if they don’t, they’ll happily find it for you.

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One of the community’s most popular gathering spots is Georgette’s Fair Trade Grounds & Gifts at 311 Conant Street in historic uptown Maumee. One of the key aspects of Georgette’s is their commitment to sell ONLY Fair Trade coffees, teas, and gifts — one of the very few emporiums in northwest Ohio to take that stand. But there’s a lot more to Georgette’s story. It’s owned and operated by Sunshine of Northwest Ohio, and provides gainful employment for people with developmental disabilities, helping them live more meaningful lives. Georgette’s is two distinct operations. The coffee shop at the Conant entrance serves up delicious baked goods, terrific salads and sandwiches and brews delicious coffee, espresso, cappuccino and more in whatever style you like. Georgette’s coffee beans are available for purchase and “to go” lunch orders are welcome. Simply call 419-891-8888. Georgette’s Fair Trade Gifts connects to the coffee shop and is a showplace for green, environmentally-conscious products. An ever-changing collection of gift items, artworks, clothing, accessories, jewelry and handcrafted items from artisans around the world make every visit a new adventure. Georgette’s Fair Trade Coffee Shop is open Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 3 pm. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Fair Trade Gift Shop is open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both are closed on Sundays. Coffees and gift items are also available online at www.Georgettes.org.

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Paulette’s Studio of Dance

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A spicy world of rhythm, fitness, and fun awaits you inside Paulette’s Studio of Dance.

Girls’ Night Out Parties Plan a special evening with your friends and experience the ultimate Girls’ Night Out Party. We offer many options for Bachelorette Parties, Birthday Parties, or any occasion. You may choose to learn a pole or chair dance routine, or a combination of both. The parties are staged in a chic, club-like setting. Dance, laugh and have a great time with your friends. Learn sexy new moves to spice it up on the dance floor. This party experience is like no other.

Dance Classes for Women Pole Dance Fitness classes are the most exciting and fun way to get in shape. The classes are held in a fun, relaxed, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment. We welcome women of all ages and sizes. All classes are designed to build confidence and get in touch with your feminine strength while getting toned. Get fit, get sexy, and let your inner diva shine!

Dance Classes for Everyone We also offer instruction in Ballroom, Argentine Tango, and Latin dancing for couples and singles. A partner is not required for the group or private lessons. Wedding dance preparation classes are available for brides, grooms, and parents to get ready for that special day. Other types of dance instruction and workshops are available as well.

Gift Certificates are available for all of the classes and parties that we offer. Call 419.654.3262 or visit www.dancetoledo.com.

Since 1959, Costume Holiday House has been dressing up Ohio -- and the rest of America. With more than 50,000 costumes available for rental (and 10,000 for sale!) in the company’s three locations (Toledo, Fremont, Columbus), Costume Holiday House is known and respected all over the United States for its prompt, professional service and high quality, award-winning costumes. For 50 years, the Kerns family has provided costumes and accessories for every occasion--masquerade, Renaissance Faires, themed weddings, all major holidays, Biblical productions, student/professional theater productions and much more. The company ships costumes all over the country, and have manufactured custom costumes and mascots for major corporations and organizations such as the Walt Disney Company, Nationwide Insurance, Proctor & Gamble, Marshall Field’s, University of Toledo, and the Toledo Zoo. The Costume Holiday House also has everything you need to show your team spirit, stocking everything from college team mascots to game-day masks and face paint. The company also offers more than 250 designer-brand tuxedos for all of your wedding, prom, and special event needs. Stop by one of our locations from September 30 - October 4, 2009 for our Monster Madness Sale. In honor of our 50th year, we are offering our customers up to 50% off of selected items for five days and 50 hours. Remember--It’s More Fun In Costume!

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INFINITE SECURITY

S O L U TI O N S Security is an important part of running any business, You need to be able to not only protect your property, but also those on your property. Locally owned and family operated, Infinite Security Solutions, LLC strives to provide various levels of security for each client’s individual needs. Owner Larry Leizerman has over 12 years experience in the security field and is dedicated to helping change the state of security in the area. Infinite Security Solutions officers are expertly trained in the security field to ensure the most reliable safety for you and your customers. They are also trained in customer relations, situation resolution, CPR, First Aid, and TASER to guarantee the best solution for any given problem. Both armed and unarmed officers are able to protect the security of your business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Officers will patrol the area, contact fire, police and E.M.S. when needed, enforce property rules, and investigate and report all illegal activity. Each officer’s strict activity reports (Daily Activity Reports and Incident Reports) ensure that you always know what’s happening on your property. Find out the who, what, and where of activities that happen on your property. Call now to find out how you can help make your business or property safer for you and your neighborhood. 419-720-2977 / www.infinitehelp.com.

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[ wednesday, august 19 ] RiP! The Remix Manifesto, 9pm. Continu-

Love for Adam

A familiar city, an uncommon plot, and a unique relationship by Katey Rich Adam PG-13, 98 minutes,

ing the Media Decompression Collective Drive-In Cinema at BOZART’S comes the film RiP! The Remix Manifesto. The film centers around the mash-up artist Girl Talk, and examines the copyright laws in the information age. Bozarts Fine Arts and Music Gallery, 151 S. St. Clair.

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Sweet without being overbearing, boasting delectable visuals and a strong pair of lead performances, Adam is much better than what it could have been but still not quite a home run. Telling a story about a young man with Asperger’s and the woman who dares to love him, Adam relies a little too heavily on easy emotional signposts and narrative tricks, but at least deserves credit for avoiding nearly every potential pitfall of movies about people with mental handicaps. Hugh Dancy carries off a lot of this as Adam, a 29-year-old man who lived with his father in a New York City brownstone until Dad died, leaving Adam to operate numbly through his strict routine and communicate with virtually no one, save a van driver (Frankie Faison) who is friends with Adam for no apparent reason. When schoolteacher Beth (Rose Byrne) moves in downstairs, she’s forced to make all the friendship overtures at first, until Adam invites her over to show off something resembling a homemade planetarium in his apartment. He cracks Forrest Gump jokes, she tunes in to the Asperger’s limitations, and a romantic spark emerges. From there begins an awkward but endearing romance, as Beth figures out how she can possibly date a man whose brain doesn’t have the capacity for empathy, and Adam forces himself to open up to a life that’s a little less planned. There’s a supblot involving Beth’s dad (Peter Gallagher) being investigated for illegal business practices, which allows some conflict to come between Beth and Adam but has nothing at all to do with the overall plot. The Gallagher story is largely a distraction from the emotionally honest relationship between Beth and Adam; it’s as if writer-director Max Mayer was so concerned about creating artificial conflict between the two of them that he shoved in a side story to take care of the drama. Mayer, directing his second film after theatrical adaptation Better Living,

Up and down the corporate ladder

Hugh Dancy portrays Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's who becomes close with Beth(Rose Byrne) goes to town with the cinematic visuals, depicting Central Park as a fairy land and using clever visual motifs to depict the slow dissolution of Adam’s closed-off life. But he also leaves room for his actors to breathe, letting Dancy and Byrne bounce off one another nicely, and express in their faces what he smartly leaves out of the dialogue. But even as the film professes to get into the hard truths of relationships, showing Adam’s meltdown when Beth tells a lie and her frustration and not being able to understand what’s in his mind, there’s nothing in Adam that doesn’t go down as smoothly as what’s in more traditional romances. Thanks to the constraints of the 90-minute movie, Beth and Adam’s relationship doesn’t have time to get into the potentially ugly stuff.

perhaps a little braver and more patient than most of us. But otherwise it’s hard to get too worked up over either the pro or cons of Adam — it’s a nice little sit with an earnest message, and pretty visuals and actors to glide you through the duller parts. Adam opens Friday, August 28 at The Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Take a closer look at the world around you as the University of Toledo presents the “Documentary Film Series.” On Friday, August 28 movie watchers will get the “inside scoop” with a screening of The Corporation. Held in the Center for Performing Arts Lab Theatre, the film series is meant to take you down the analytical road of investigating the personality of the dominant institution of today’s society. The Corporation explores the rise of this institution with interviews from corporate insiders and corporate critics including Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn and Ray Anderson. Admission is free, ($3 donation is requested). 7:30 p.m. For more info, www.thecorporation.com. Center for Performing Arts Lab Theatre, UT, 2801 W Bancroft St. —BW

Dancy is probably the best reason to see the film, proving willing to shake off his pretty boy image from movies like Confessions of a Shopaholic and play a character who, far from the mystical man-child with life lessons to offer, is quite unlikeable at times. And Byrne, for her part, erases the memory of her hysterically overblown performance in Knowing, creating an everywoman character

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Show me some space Musical theatre fans unite online by Sarah Moore

Social networking websites such as Facebook and Myspace may satisfy the inner-socialite within us all, but Music Theatre International ShowSpace — a new web portal for theatre fans — puts a spotlight on the arts community despite the troubling economy. Arts and entertainment organizations around the country have not escaped the recession. For instance, the Toledo Museum of Art announced in March that the organization’s 2009-2010 budget will be reduced by $1 million. Also, The National Endowment for the Arts reported in June that though arts audiences are increasing in age, their participation in members is ultimately decreasing. Additionally, the corporation discovered that performance attendances at operas, dramatic plays and musical theatre have been steadily declining significantly since 1982. The MTI team hopes to put a positive spin on those statistics via the Internet, building a community structure that can help the theatre cope and flourish. With its launch on Tuesday, September 1, www. MTIShowspace.com will offer its members, (ranging from directors and producers to performers, designers and audiences), a social networking experience comparable to other networking sites in cyberspace. MTI’s Director of Marketing, Jason Cocovinis, said the site’s purpose is to bring together everyone involved in the theatre community. “With MTI ShowSpace and other online networking tools, the isolation of theatres and theatre fans will be a thing of the past, and a more cohesive, nationwide theatre community will be the future,” he said. Members of the website can get involved in many ways, such as creating individual profiles complete with biographical information, Twitter feeds and links to personal blogs, videos, and photos. Theatres can set up group pages while promoting their shows and inviting others to attend. Members can also browse through economically-savvy

components, such as viewing the Community Rentals page where costumes and props are posted by theatres around the country for sale, and jobs are posted for positions like writers and crew members. The forum section is another economic hot spot allowing members to share tips and provide feedback about all things theatre. Performance spaces in town, such as The Toledo Repertoire Theatre, can use the forum area to find solutions to inconveniences caused by the economy’s effects. Judson Lohman, Technical Director at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre, said the playhouse has had fewer subscribers this year and has been rejected for some grants they typically receive. Yet, they have made slight adjustments to the theatre’s procedures by lowering ticket prices in order to become more accessible to the public. At MTI ShowSpace, members can impact others with professional information and collective experiences. Cocovinis recalled a forum post by a director from a small community theatre undergoing economic hardship. The theatre company was unable to produce a complex set, and other online members chimed in with advice about how to make sets with original costumes and inexpensive lights, among other tricks. “Many audience members may not realize how much effort and resources it

Fear the Repo

Join fans of the cult hit REPO! The Genetic Opera for a special screening with a live shadow cast at the Ohio Theatre on Saturday, August 29. In a not-so-distant future, a worldwide epidemic of organs devastates the world. Organ transplants are the new fashion — if you can afford the transplant, you can finance your operation. But if you can’t keep up with your payments, your organs will be repossessed by the Repo Man! Warning: This is not your parents’ opera. Audience members are encouraged to dress in costume. $10. 9 p.m. The Ohio Theatre, 3114 Lagrange St. 419-241-6785/ —ER www.ohiotheatretoledo.org.

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MTIShowspace.com features user profiles, theater group pages, and open forums.

takes to put on a show,” Cocovinis said. “We hope that by giving communities a behind-the-scenes glimpse at local arts events, that more people will support the arts in their areas – whether buying a ticket, donating materials or knowledge, or something as simple as messaging an actor or director after a particularly inspirational performance.” After all, using the Internet for networking purposes can create opportunities, provide solutions and could result in a community’s next big production, regardless of the extravagant or frugal obstacles it may have taken to get there. For more information, www.MTIShowspace.com.

theater events

[ august 26] Murder Mystery Cruise, Enjoy a 2 hour up

river cruise and an authentic musical murder mystery put on by Random Acts. Pasta buffet provided by Superior Catering. $39. Call for reservations. 7pm9pm. The Sandpiper at Promenade Park, Jefferson Ave. and Water St. 419-537-1212. www.sandpiperboat.com.

[ august 26 and 27] Universtity of Toledo Fall Theater Auditions, 6-10pm. Auditions are for Moliere’s The

Doctor in Spite of Himself and Treadwell’s Machinal. Participants must be 18 years or older, have a brief monologue prepared, be familiar with and ready to read from scripts for the shows, and expect to participate in movement exercises and coaching. Scripts are available by calling 419-530-2202. Center for Performing Arts, UT, 2801 W. Bancroft St. www.utoledo.edu/as/theatrefilm.

[ august 28 - 30 ] RENT!, Pulitzer and Tony award winning musical

saga of the New York Bohemians struggling with life, love and AIDS in the East Village. Croswell Opera House, 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian. 517-264-SHOW www.croswell.org.

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Poetry from the ground up

Owners of the Ground Level share their future plans by Matt Desmond The Ground Level Coffeehouse seems like a quiet place to start a revolution. Its sleepy, comfortable atmosphere, made up of hot coffee and slightly worn furniture, chess games and the clicking of laptops keys wouldn’t seem out of place in any big city these days. But for Jesse Lipman and Imani Lateef, who hope to make the Ground Level a cornerstone of Toledo’s literary scene, that may be precisely the point. “People are starting to realize that there’s a viable community here, no matter what you’ve heard about ‘brain drain,’ or whatever,” says co-owner Lateef, who took over the former Brewed Awakenings in April of 2009. “People care about these things, and we want to try to cater to that.” Lipman and Lateef are more than entrepreneurs — they themselves have extensive experience as artists and writers, and hope to give other artists a place to be heard and to hear each other. At the moment, the Ground Level already has a number of regular events that cater to the literary crowd. For poets in particular, there is the weekly Spoken Word night, held on Thursdays at 8 p.m. (though as the Ground Level’s website freely admits, time for poets is a somewhat fluid thing). And every Monday evening gives rise to that venerable coffeeshop

institution, Open Mic Night — a relaxed, freewheeling occasion, where anyone can play, read, sing, or howl, provided they wait their turn. It’s a golden opportunity for budding artists looking for an audience, for experienced writers and performers who want to stay sharp, and for gentle eccentrics of every stripe to be embraced and applauded. Lateef, however, is thinking bigger. He hopes to greatly expand the Ground Level’s importance, particularly in the area of slam poetry. Poetry slams, the raucous, competitive spoken-word events that have been the center of a thriving scene in big cities and college towns for years, aren’t entirely unknown in Toledo, but according to Lateef, the slam culture has never really taken root here. However, the Ground Level has already hosted two poetry slams.

The Ground Level Coffeehouse (formerly Brewed Awakenings) caters to Toledo's literary crowd. “We want do more poetry slams,” Lateef said. “We want to bring in more poets.” And he isn’t ruling out the idea of largerscale events at both the Ground Level and also elsewhere in the community. In the fall, Lateef, a University of Toledo

alumnus, hopes to expand the Ground Level’s on-campus presence, to connect with established writers and the curious among the student body. The Ground Level Coffehouse is located at 2636 W. Central Ave. 419-671-6272/ www.groundleveltoledo.com.

“There’s a strong slam scene in Detroit, in Cleveland, in Columbus,” Lateef says. “We want to make people aware of that, and there’s no reason we can’t be a part of it.” In many ways, the Ground Level already is making its mark in the region. Last month, the Ground Level was able to host a performance by Baltimore’s Taalam Acey, a well-established slam poet and fixture on the contemporary spoken word scene.

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Fine art for the soul The group that brought us the famous Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair is back to host the 5th annual Levis Commons Fine Art Fair Saturday, August 22 - Sunday, August 23. Vibrant colors, rough textures and whimsical beauty will showcase the dedication of more than 125 artists brought by the Guild of Artists & Artisans, including local artists David Kolasky and Debra Malinovsky. Kolasky retired seven years ago, working his whole life in the medical field, only to begin his true career and passion in glassblowing. Today, he can be found blowing glass at the Toledo Museum of Art, making sculpture in his art course at BGSU, and exhibiting original works at various art fairs. Kolasky brings his functional glass pieces — including bowls, vases and soap dishes — to the Levis Commons Fine Art Fair. An avid golf fan, Kolasky will also sell his glass headed putters. For more info, www.dkglass.net. Malinovsky is a world-renowned painter and potter from Perrysburg. As an artist, Malinovsky is dedicated to discovering new ideas and techniques to keep her work interesting and fresh. During the art fair, Malinovsky is showcasing her pottery pieces, in which she uses several unique methods, like incorporating glass into her clay creations, and the Japanese Raku method. For more info, www.myspace.com/debtheartist. Additionally, the Levis Commons Fine Art Fair features jewelry, paintings, photography and other artwork available to view and purchase. Art Fair hours are Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Town Center at Levis Commons (at the intersection of I-475 and Route 25). For more info, 419-931-8888/ www.shopleviscommons.com. —ER

Move it to Monroe St.

Smooth sounds and sweet moves abound as Kent Branch Library’s Art Tatum African American Resource Center joins area chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to present the 6th Annual Showcase of the Arts Saturday, August 22. The free event is designed to promote the arts and quality of life in the community by showcasing more than 40 performers from school age to senior citizens. The Showcase features an array of local talent from visual and performing artists, including gospel singers, poets, hip hop artists, photographers, jazz musicians, quilters, painters, ballerinas and more. Don’t miss appearances by saxophonist Jesse Coleman, poet Ophelia Thompson and visual artists Yusuf and Odes Roberts, Sr. AKA is presenting a special dance routine in honor of Motown Record’s 50th anniversary, and the legacy of the late Michael Jackson. 1-4 p.m. The Monroe Street Neighborhood Center, 3613 Monroe St. For more info, 419-259-5392.

fast, and then paint together, each using their favorite medium such as watercolor, acrylic, oil or pastel. Works on display highlight the urban Toledo landscape, as well as area parks, the Maumee River and Lake Erie. Runs through Friday, September 18. Walter E. Terhune Gallery at Owens Community College. For more info, 567-661-2721.

Rockin’ at the Henry

Travel north to Dearborn, Michigan for an art exhibition that literally rocks. On Thursday, August 20, graphic artist Mark Arminski will discuss his collection of self-designed rock posters spanning several genres and eras of music, and the designs' influences and historical significance. A graduate of the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Arminski has designed posters and merchandise for local bands in Michigan, as well as acclaimed rock groups such as Iggy Pop and the Smashing Pumpkins. This 18+ event is part of the Rewind Series celebrating The Henry Ford’s “Rock Stars’ Cars & Guitars 2” exhibit. $15. 7 p.m. The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Michigan. 313-9826001/www.thehenryford.org. —ER

Prizm presents Paul Brand

Larry Golba, Monday Morning Painters member, is one of the featured artsists in the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery exhibit.

Painting the town red

Toledo artists painting their beloved city with pride are showcased in the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery’s season opening exhibit. “Our Town: The Urban Landscape” features an array of contemporary paintings presented by prominent area artists, members of the Monday Morning Painters. Established in 1958, the Monday Morning Painters is a group of dedicated professional artists who meet every Monday morning for break-

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Pick up your paint brush, the Maumee Branch Library and Prizm Creative Community are hosting a hands on workshop, “Palette Knife Acrylics” Thursday, August 27, with local painter Paul Brand. Brand has taught numerous classes in Greater Toledo, exhibited in a multitude of galleries across the country and earned several awards. When painting, Brand focuses on creating boldness in landscapes. The workshop will be held in the Community Room from 6-8:30 p.m. $10 for Prizm members, $15 non-members. For info, 419-8749068. Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Rd. Maumee. —BW

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Toledo Museum of Art

events thursday 20 Third Thursday Art Walk, 6-9pm. The Arts Zone/ Warehouse District Third Thursday Art Walk is a great opportunity to browse and purchase affordable local art, while getting to know the artists and galleries of the Arts Zone, the Warehouse District, and the surrounding area. Presented by the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo (ACGT) and artists, galleries, and arts enthusiasts of the Arts Zone and Warehouse District. Warehouse District, Downtown Toledo. A List of all the People I Love Closing Reception, 7pm. The solo show features art by Douglas D. Kampfer. Bozarts Gallery, 151 S. St. Clair. Wine’d Down, 6-9pm. Park Lane is hosting this Art Fusion 419 fundraiser. Featured are a progressive wine tasting to benefit, live music and performance art, and a chance to own some of your own locally made pieces. $20. Park Lane, 23rd and Collingwood. 419-255-4006.

wednesday 29 The Mona Project, The Mona Project is a fundraiser which consists of personal interpretations of the Mona Lisa by members of the Athena Art Society. The display includes 30 pieces of framed artwork. 419-259-5220. Lucas County Library - Toledo Heights Branch, 423 Shasta Dr. Through August 31.

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saturday 1 Summer Exhibition, The American Gallery will exhibit 70 new pots by Gail Russell from Lewis Center, Ohio, Watercolors by Phil Fisher and Batiks by Natalie Guess, both from Naples, Florida. The theme of their of their current work is the travels through Mexico, Italy, the Carribean, Florida and northern Michigan. 419-885-8949. American Gallery, 6600 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania

saturday 22 Showcase of the Arts, 1-4pm. Performers plan to showcase an array of talent from the visual and performing arts, including gospel, poetry, hip hop, photography, jazz, quilting, drawings and paintings, ballet, tap, and much more. Free. 419-259-5207. www.toledolibrary.org. Monroe Street Neighborhood Center, 3613 Monroe St. Live Art Fest, 5-11pm. Watch art come alive as painters, glass blowers, graffiti artists, poets, dancers and more do their thing. Children’s arts and crafts table too. The Ground Level, 2636 W. Central. 419-671-6272. www.groundleveltoledo.com.

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2445 Monroe St. 419.255.8000 www.toledomuseum.org Toledo Museum of Art. The 2009 Salon show is sponsored by PRIZM Creative Community. This year the show is exhibited at two galleries, Parkwood Gallery (1838 Parkwood Ave.) and the Collingwood Arts Center (2413 Collingwood Blvd. ) For more info, www.collingwoodartscenter.org or www.acgt.org. The (un)Stable Artists of Flatlanders Exhibition, Features work by James Freeman, Michael Joseph, Denise Keeley, Nathan Longsdorf, John Leyland, Margo McCafferty, Tom Rudd, Kenneth M. Thompson, and Mark Wagar. Flatlanders Art Gallery, 11993 E. US 223, Blissfield. Through September 6. Review / Preview, Review / Preview is a show consisting of paintings, ceramics, jewelry and sculpture, featuring the local, regional and international artists who have been the core of 20 North’s exhibitions over the past 17 years — as well as a preview of artists to be featured in the up-coming 2009 - 2010 season. 20 North Gallery, 18 N. St. Clair Street. Through October 10. Our Town: The Urban Land-

Porcelain pots by Gail Russell at The American Gallery

[ ongoing ] Salon des Refusés The Salon des Refuses exhibition is a long standing and well loved Toledo tradition and is an exhibit for art refused by the Toledo Area Artist Exhibition sponsored each year by the Toledo Federation of Art Societies in conjunction with the

scape, The show features array contemporary paintings presented by prominent area artists who are members of the Monday Morning Painters. Featured artistic expressions in “Our Town: The Urban Landscape” opening exhibit will highlight the urban Toledo landscape, as well as area parks, the Maumee River and Lake Erie. Walter E Terhune Gallery, Oregon Rd., Northwood.

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it’s friday August 21 Features glass flower and flameworking sessions, alternative music with Venyx, a gallery talk with Jutta Page, a wine tasting and a hands-on sculpture garden works workshop. Open until 10pm. Admission is free, a fee applies for some activities. August 28 Enjoy free glassblowing demonstrations, glass flower and flameworking sessions, blues by Blues Connoisseurs, a gallery talk by Larry Nichols, featured local glass artist Kami Meighan and a wine tasting. Open until 10pm. Admission is free, a fee applies for some activities.

sunday 30 The Good Old Days, 12:30-4pm. Turn back the clock as the Museum hosts an old fashioned family picnic to celebrate the community art project Art on the Line. Feel free to dress in period (1901–1930) costume. The event features 25 cent hot dogs, lawn and carnival games, hands-on activities, historic cars, a barbershop quartet and more.

ongoing exhibitions Monkey Business, On this 150th anniversary year of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, come explore simian symbolism through the ages. Through August 30. Prints of Pop II: The Art of Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi collected old magazines, comic strips, consumer products and advertisements. This lifelong obsession supplied him with the imagery that he used in the over 160 graphic works in this exhibition. Located in the Works on Paper Galleries. Through September 6. TMA Staff Creates, Toledo Museum of Art staff, volunteers and docents demonstrate their own artistic talents through a variety of media in this special exhibition. Located in the Community Galleries. Through September 27.

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wednesday 19 [ benefit ]

Not Just Another Rummage Sale, The rummage sale benefits Maumee Valley Save-a-Pet. An early bird preview night takes place Wednesday, August 19 from 4-7pm. Admission is $4. The sale continues August 20-22 from 10am-6pm. Call for more information. 419-537-9663. Former Media Play Store, 5223 Monroe St.

[ comedy ]

Will Power, Comedy hypnotist Will Power will have you laughing with his uninhibited naughty fun. Rated somewhere between “R” and “X”, It is hilarious entertainment that you will not soon forget. Fat Fish Blue Home of the Funny Bone, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. 419-931-3474. www.fatfishblue.com.

Pollyball — it’s more than your average volleyball tournament. Organized by The Hylant Group for the past 18 years, Pollyball is an annual volleyball competition and memorial for Polly Hylant-Tracy, a loving wife, mother and sister who lost her battle with cancer in 1990. Held at International Park, Pollyball is a fun fundraiser to help provide education and emotional and psychological support for families dealing with cancer. Pollyball features rocking music, team photos, rousing competition and great food and drink. Proceeds will benefit the YWCA’s Healthy Connections: ENCOREPlus program. For more info contact the YWCA of Greater Toledo at 419-241-3235 or visit www.pollyball.com. —ER

[ miscellaneous ]

Tarot Card Readings, Liz Hazel does mini tarot and astrology readings every Wednesday night. 5pm. Manos Restaurant, 1701 Adams. www.kozmic-kitchen.com.

thursday 20 [ miscellaneous ] Toledo Area Friends of NRA Fundraiser, Guests of honor feature1370, WSPD’s Program Director and talk show host Brian Wilson and Toledo’s own “Joe the Plumber” for this year’s event which will consist of a social hour, dinner, silent and live auction as well as games and numerous opportunities to win one or more of many great firearms and other shooting/NRA related prizes. $30 ($15 for youth). 419-377-8681. 5:30 pm. Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd. Holland.

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friday 21 [ singles ]

Mid Summer Dreams Singles Dance, Enjoy some great summer dancing in the cool comfort of Gladieux Meadows. JP spins your favorite dance mixes. Friday, August 28 features a poodle skirt contest. 8pm-11:30pm. Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Toledo.

[ sports ] National Tractor Pulling Championships, This is the world’s largest outdoor pulling event. There will be five sessions of premier truck and tractor pulling on two tracks featuring over 250 pullers competing in 11 different classes. Friday 1pm and 7:30pm, Saturday 12 and 6:30pm and Sunday at 12pm. www.pulltown.com. Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd. Bowling Green.

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[ miscellaneous ]

Nub Live, Meet Sam Leccia, creator of the Nub cigar. Features special deals on Nub cigars and entertainment by the Dan Varner Band. The Cigar Affair, 323 Conant St., Maumee. 419-891-0109. www.thecigaraffair.com.

saturday 22 [ benefit ]

Car Show, The Competition Corvette Club is hosting this car show as a benefit for the N.A.O.M.I Transitional House. Call for information on entering a car, truck or motorcycle. Admission is free. 9am-4pm. Friendship Baptist Church, 3411 North Detroit Ave. Toledo. 419-699-2207. Benefit for The Murphy Family, The Murphy family was shot by a neighbor who was delusional. After many surgeries they are home and

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farmer’s markets

Boats R Us saturday22 Toledo boat enthusiasts will occupy the Toledo Skyway Marina on Saturday, August 22 for the annual Toledo Antique and Classic Boat Show. Outgrowing the dock space at International Park last year with more than 60 boats, the show promises to be a huge celebration of historical watercraft. Join fellow boaters, local maritime vendors and artisans on the banks of the Maumee River. The show features unlimited hydroplanes, the J.W. Westcott II Floating Post Office, and musical entertainment by Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland. 9 a.m. $3. Toledo Maritime Center, 1701 Front St. 419-255-BOAT/ www.toledoboatshow.com. —ER

recovering. Includes a spaghetti dinner, entertainment, cake walk, silent auction, face painting and more. $8 adults, $4 children, 419-726-7390. 4pm-7pm. Point Place United Church of Christ, 297th St.

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Design with Color, Explore various ways of creating new designs using the color wheel, including some ideas presented by traditional color theory. Bring your set of your most challenging beads. $15. www.bonitabeadboutique.com. 410887-4000. 11am-1pm. Bonita Bead Boutique, 215 Conant St. Maumee. Balance Hormones Naturally, Claudia David Roscoe leads this workshop in the Cafe. Free. www.claudiasmarket.com. 419-534-3343. 11am. Claudia’s Natural Food Market, 5644 Monroe St., Sylvania.

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Monarch Egg Hunt, Search the farm for Monarch eggs. You will also be instructed on the technique of finding and the caring of the eggs to help increase the Monarch population. Free. www.butterfly-house.com. 11am-12pm. The Butterfly House. 11455 Obee Rd. Whitehouse.

[ pets ]

MetroBarks Festival, It’s a tail-waggin’ good time for the whole family, with pooch-approved vendors and activities. You might even find a new best friend courtesy of the participating dog rescue organizations. www.metroparkstoledo. org. Secor metropark Toledo. Secor Metropark.

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Eleanor Kahle Senior Center Community Day, Kids will enjoy a carnival as well as building projects by Lowe’s and the Fire Department “Safe House” presentation. Free hot dogs and popcorn, Wilma Brown’s Pie Baking Contest, door prizes and displays from area social agencies and businesses, as well as special walking tours of Woodlawn Cemetery, historic area churches, the Firehouse Museum sponsored by Maumee Valley Volkssporters will highlight the day. Music by America’s Pride, Jim Bowser and Friends, and Win.So.C.Al will keep everyone entertained. 419476-2745. 11am-4pm. The Eleanor Kahle Senior, 1315 Hillcrest Ave. Toledo.

sunday 23 [ benefit ]

Mudhens Baseball, The Hens take on the Louisville Bats for a four game series. Sunday 6pm, Monday 6:30pm, Tuesday 6:30pm, Wednesday 6:30pm. Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington Street. 1860s Baseball Match, Historically accurate equipment, uniforms, and rules make for an exciting and entertaining experience in history. The Squires welcome the Cincinnati Buckeyes for this home match in Spiegel Grove. www.rbhayes.org. 800-998-7737. 2pm-3pm. Spiegel Grove, Corner of Hayes and Buckland, Fremont.

[ miscellaneous ]

Hawaiian Luau, Put on your Hawaiian attire and enjoy the sounds and scenes from the islands as well as some delicious Summer cuisine. All attendees must RSVP no later than Friday, August 21. $25 per person. 2pm-6pm. 6202 Trust Dr. Holland. 419-724-0888. www.familyactivitiesclub.com.

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

monday 24 [ miscellaneous ]

The Ground Level Open Mic, The Ground Level invites you to enjoy all of your favorite cappuccinos, lattes, smoothies and locally roasted coffee drinks while enjoying some of the best local talent. 7:30-11pm. www.groundleveltoledo.com. The Ground Levels, 2636 Central Toledo.

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Get up and get into gear to help raise money and awareness for the National Lung Cancer Partnership at the Free to Breathe Rumble Run Saturday, August 29. Lung cancer is the #1 killer of American men and women, and accounts for almost 30 percent of cancer deaths in Ohio, yet it is dramatically under-researched and the search for a cure is under-funded. Show your support by registering for a combined 5K walk/run and motorcycle. All proceeds go to the National Lung Cancer Partnership. Mayoral candidate Mike Bell kicks off the motorcycle run at 8:30 a.m. at Signature Harley Davidson in Perrysburg. WTVG newscaster Lee Conklin kicks off the 5K run at 9:30 a.m. at Perrysburg Junior High. The fundraiser culminates after the race with a parking lot party bash at Signature Harley Davidson with food, drinks and live entertainment from classic rock band Suburban Legend. Registration is $10-$30. For more information or to register, www.FreeToBreathe.org. Signature Harley Davidson, 1176 Professional Dr. Perrysburg / Perrysburg Junior High, 550 E. South Boundary St. Perrysburg. —BW

tuesday 25 [ outdoors ]

Basic Bonsai Care, Includes bonsai history, basic tools, choosing the right container, potting, repotting and root pruning, as well as shaping your bonsai. $12 per person, reservations required. 10am. Schedel Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River South Rd, Elmore. 419-862-3182. www.schedel-gardens.org.

wednesday 26 [ benefit ]

Hot August Night, Northwest Ohio Community

Shares will celebrate its twelfth year of service at their annual Hot August Night fundraiser. Tickets include a Mud Hens game, all-you-can-eat buffet dinner and silent auction. Community Shares is a partnership of 22 local nonprofit organizations building social and economic equity and a healthy environment in northwest Ohio. Call for tickets. 419-243-8216. www.communitysharesnwohio. org. 6:30 pm. Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St.

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Political Party, Join the OT for a meet and greet with independent mayoral candidate Opal Covey. www.otavern.com. 7-9pm. Ottawa Tavern, 1815 Adams St.

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[ miscellaneous ]

The N.E.T.T., Thosefellas present a meet and greet for local business people. A wearable art show will also take place. 419-917-0888. 5pm8pm. Murphy’s Place, 151 Water St.

saturday 29 [ benefit ]

Northwest Ohio AIDS Walk, The Northwest Ohio AIDS Walk is a family friendly, wheelchair accessible event. Participants will enjoy live music and entertainment, children’s area, team photos and much more. All money raised from the Walk will stay in Northwest Ohio and assist in providing comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in our community. International Park Toledo. 419-244-9444. www.arcohio.dojiggy.com.

[ education ] Frontier Skills Weekend, Blacksmithing, coopering, and tinsmithing are just a few historic skills that are considered lost arts today. Come see these skills and learn about a different side of military and frontier life. Also see historic trades

Wade the Rapids, Get your feet wet while investigating the riverbed to discover the amazing world of gill-breathing creatures. Wear old lace up shoes or water socks and clothing that can get wet. Change of clothes and a towel recommended. Meet at the riverview parking lot. $5. Call for reservations. 10am-12pm. Sidecut Metropark, Maumee. 419-407-9700. www.metroparkstoledo.org.

sunday 30 [ benefit ] Samantha Light Fundraiser Dinner, Samantha Light was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension at age 24 and needs a double lung transfusion. The afternoon features dinner, a 50/50 raffle and prizes. Advanced tickets $7 adults, $4 kids under 12. Door tickets $10 adults, $5 kids. 419-376-8902. 12-6pm. St. Clements Hall, 2990 Tremainsville Road.

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Pearson 75th Anniversary and Pearson North Dedication, Celebrate the past and future of Pearson. Visit the restored Johlin Cabin, an authentic Great Black Swamp home, enjoy an ice cream social; classic cars, a model boat exhibition, pedal boats on the pond, music, food, and more. Pearson Metropark, 4600 Starr Ave Oregon. 419-407-9700. www.metroparkstoledo.org.

Get me a schnitzel sandwich! friday28-sunday30 It’s time for beer, bratwursts and lederhosen as northwest Ohio celebrates the 44th Annual German-American Festival Friday, August 28 - Sunday, August 30. The GAF is Toledo’s oldest and largest ethnic festival featuring German food, drink and entertainment. Don’t miss performances by Germany’s own Die Sandler, Sound of Sorgenbrecher and more. The festival also features an opening day parade, an Old World outdoor bier and wein garten and the Schwabenhalle Outdoor Pavilion for plenty of singing and dancing. The German-American Festival is sponsored by the GAF Society to promote and enhance the German and Swiss cultures in Oregon and its surrounding area. Runs Friday from 6 p.m. - 1 a.m., Saturday from 2 p.m. - 1 a.m. and Sunday from noon - 11 p.m. Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon. For more info, www.gafsociety.org.

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of the Native Americans and the fur trade.Try your hand at frontier skills, see musket and cannon demonstrations, and more. 9:30am. $9 adult, $5 student, $1 OHS Member, free under 5. Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road Perrysburg. 800-283-8916 www.fortmeigs.org.

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Notes from the underground

House concert movement rocks Toledo neighborhoods by CJ Bahnsen This isn’t your father’s underground rock concert. There’s no dank, sweaty basement, no one standing by the door in case the cops come. Rather, the venue is the ample homestead of Steve “Jad” Jadwisiak and his wife Maria, set in the wooded tranquility off Rockledge Drive in residential Perrysburg. Big house with a U-shaped drive. A living room with highvaulted ceiling, perfect acoustics for a summer house concert. Guests number about 35, ages ranging from thirtysomething on up to a couple octogenarians (Jad’s parents), dressed respectably for something special. Beer fills a cooler on the back deck. The mood is anticipatory and charged. Lurking somewhere outside, wearing all black, having a last smoke or two, getting his head together, is tonight’s musical entertainment—Columbus guitar virtuoso Jim Volk. Welcome to the house concert experience—an invitation-only, privately held music show, sometimes featuring national acts. These concerts are rapidly growing in Toledo. There are two kinds of house parties; the first is open to the public and advertised to all comers; the second is private, via word-of-mouth from a friend. Jad’s house concert represents the latter.

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“I just felt that people had to see him,” Jad said. “Hosting him here is easier than trying to find a venue. I’ve got the venue right here.” Jad also believes keeping it an invitation-only affair adds to the uniqueness of the experience. “By keeping it word of mouth, I knew I could tailor the audience to the music. You want to keep it intimate with people that you know.”

Columbus-based guitar virtuoso Jim Volk performs at an intimate house show in Perrysburg.

Jad first tapped into the house concert network by browsing around MySpace. Volk says that the house concert network is nationwide: “It’s big, it’s all over the country. It especially lends itself to the acoustic singer/songwriter thing. It’s great if you’re [a performer] in between venues while on tour.” Old West Ender Gabe Beam’s Robinwood home has become well-known on the underground house concert circuit, hosting international and national acts from a variety of musical genres. To Beam, hosting concerts at his home is about putting the needs of the artist first. “I do shows at the house because the type of music I’m hosting has a lot of extreme dynamics,” Beam said. “This music is very minimalist and won’t work in a large venue. I’m more concerned about the artist coming to town and giving them a comfortable venue.”

Given the underground nature of the house concert, getting notice of such concerts and then gaining access to them can be dicey. Often a musician will send out a mass email announcing that he is playing at a house concert. “There are clubs everywhere, but house concerts are special,” says Volk, who claims he performs better in a house setting. "The intimacy of a house concert is more interactive, not passive like in a big venue. I like participation from my audience.”

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Volk touts the advantages over the club scene. At a club venue, the musician is paid in percentages, after overhead. There is a lot less hassle at a house concert. You don’t have to deal with the crowd, the late nights, noise, parking and expensive drinks. And for Volk, the money he can make at house concerts can help offset the cost of touring: “The overhead from being on the road is getting worse and worse. Everything keeps going up, except making money.”

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WED, AUG 19 ROCK, POP, AND HIP-HOP TCP Headliners: Thrash And Burn Tour Howard’s Club H: Megafauna The Black Cherry: Mouth Sewn Shut w/ Wombat in Combat and Full Scale Panic

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B TCP Fat Fish Blue: The Jeff Williams Group Jam Session Murphy’s Place: College Night SouthBriar Restaurant: Ray Heitger’s N’Orleans Dixieland Jass Jam

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC Basin St. Grill: Jason Hudson South End Bar and Grille: Mark Mikel

DANCE AND TECHNO TCP Avalon: Volume Bronze Boar: DJ Jim The Distillery: Rock Star Wednesdays

OTHER MUSIC Frankie’s Inner City: Open Mic The 1901: Karaoke The Omni: Karaoke w/ DJ Z-Man The Roadhouse: Karaoke Woodchuck’s: Karaoke w/ Georgia Peach TCP Yeeha’s Bar & Grill: Karaoke Night

THURS, AUG 20 ROCK, POP, AND HIP-HOP Bronze Boar: Rivers Edge

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Casa Barron: Harley Packer TCP Howard’s Club H: Cain Marko w/ 10 Bars North, Come On! and Night Shall Eat These Boys and Girls Mickey Finn’s: The Falling Spikes Ottawa Tavern: 41 Grind The Roadhouse: Kentucky Chrome The Village Idiot: Stonehouse TCP Wesley's Bar: Run Forever, Broken Record, Joey & The Traitors and Ian Thomas & The Golden West

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B TCP Home Slice Pizza: Mike Whitty Manhattan’s Restaurant: Tom and Kyle Turner Murphy’s Place: Open Mic

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC TCP

Attic on Adams: Sarah Cohen Blarney Irish Pub: Sam DeArmond Casa Barron: John Barile Pizza Papalis: Gregg Aranda

DANCE AND TECHNO Club Eclipse: Eclipse Thursdays South End Bar and Grille: DJ Jesse Dorr The Omni: Toxic House Thursdays TCP Wesley’s Bar: Throwin’ Down Soundz

Manhattan’s: On The Beach Mickey Finn’s Pub: State of Collision w/ BoBo BooBoo TCP Ottawa Tavern: Sinker and Sangsara Papa's Tavern: 2nd Anniversary Blow Out w/ Chris Shutters Band The Blarney Irish Pub: Jeff Stewart & Twenty-Fives Village Idiot: Bobby May & Dry Bones Revival TCP Woodchucks: Teamnate w/ Radio Broadcast and DJ Book Report Yeeha’s Bar and Grill: Running With Scissors

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC Murphy’s Place: Anna Givens

COUNTRY AND BLUEGRASS Maumee Indoor Theater: Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper TCP Pizza Papalis: Kentucky Chrome

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC Cafe Classics: The Unknown Legends Flying Bean: You, Me & Steve TCP The Ground Level Coffee House: Betsy and a Ukelele

DANCE AND TECHNO

FRI, AUG 21 ROCK, POP, AND HIP-HOP TCP Bronze Boar: Russell Martin and the Relics Fat Fish Blue: East River Drive Ladie’s Choice: Flyte ‘66

Avalon: Frequency Dexter’s Jamaican Club: Jump-Up Friday Route 66 Kitchen: Old School Fridays w/ DJ BLK Rose TCP Wesley’s Bar: Old School Fridays w/ DJs Folk, N. Mattimoe and Todd Perrine

BETSY AND A UKELELE

THE GROUND LEVEL/ FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 If there’s one thing Betsy Fisher appreciates just as much as playing the ukelele, it’s making people smile. With her happy lyrics about cell phones, young love, and appreciation toward the uke, Fisher — a.k.a. Betsy and a Ukelele — is leaving a positive musical impact on people across the world. The Toledo-born singer-songwriter returns to Ohio to bring a little ukelele love to the locals after an extended stay in the Middle East (living in Jordan to study abroad, teaching English to Iraqi refugees, and traveling to Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Israel and the West Bank in her free time). “I didn’t play any public shows while I was gone, but there were plenty of moments where music made a beautiful cultural bridge,” Fisher said. “That being said, I can’t wait to be back on stage, anywhere. And I’m working on a song about how great it is to be back in Ohio.” Back with a newfound enthusiasm for her musical career, Fisher has plenty of projects lined up for the future, including a collaboration called “The Beatles on Ukelele” (recording every Beatles tune on the uke, each with a different artist) and the online release of a bilingual ArabicEnglish EP tentatively titled EP fi Arabi. “Writing songs in Arabic was something I had toyed with before my travels in the Middle East, but I’ve become a bit more daring, and a lot better in Arabic, after six months of Jordan,” Fisher said. “My Arabic songwriting is by no means flawless, but like everything I do, it’ll be fun, even if it’s not perfect.” A demo of Fisher’s Arabic songwriting is already online at www.myspace.com/betsyrockslife (see “Maa Fee TP”), but fans can enjoy all their favorite Betsy and a Ukelele originals when she performs live on Friday, August 21 at the Ground Level, 2636 Central Ave. 8 p.m. Free. 419-671-6272/www.groundleveltoledo.com. —ER

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SAT, AUG 22 ROCK, POP, AND HIP-HOP Attic on Adams: Andrew Ellis and the Setting Sons Bronze Boar: Crucial 420 TCP Casa Barron: Curtis Jr. and the Midnight Rockers Fat Fish Blue: East River Drive TCP Frankie’s Inner City: The Homeville Circle w/ Chris Bathgate, Vandolah and Hemline Theory Manhattan’s: Gregg Aranda & White Trash Bags Margatini Lounge: Trinity TCP Ramalama Records: Enforcer w/ Cauldron The Blarney Irish Pub: Chris Shutters Band The Bronze Boar: Crucial 420 The Distillery: SeeAlice Woodchucks: Falling Spikes w/ Girth, Tinfoil and Moondogs Yeeha’s Bar and Grill: Running With Scissors

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B TCP Attic on Adams: Andrew Ellis Band Avenue Bistro: Kelly Broadway Murphy’s Place: Steve Wood Papa's Tavern: "Chicago Crystal" Bowersox Pizza Papalis: Andre Wright SouthBriar Restaurant: The Gay Galvin Trio

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC Cafe Classics: Lost & Found Flying Bean: Steve Masternak

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Webber’s Waterfront Restaurant and Lounge: Nick Neenan

DANCE AND TECHNO The Omni: Saturday Night Fever

OTHER TCP Ottawa Tavern: Raising the Bar w/ Toledo Grows

SUN, AUG 23 ROCK, POP, AND HIP-HOP TCP

Home Slice Pizza: Sonic Sundaze Howard’s Club H: Overmars w/ Battlefields The Roadhouse: Measure of Time Village Inn: Don and Rachel Coats Webber’s Waterfront Restaurant and Lounge: Junkanoo Brothers TCP Wesley’s Bar: Shakin’ Street Records Grand Opening Party w/ Black Diamond Heavies, Dooley Wilson and The Falling Spikes

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B The Village Idiot: Bob Rex Jazz Trio

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

MON, AUG 24 JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B Murphy’s Place: Murphy and Black

DANCE AND TECHNO Bronze Boar: DJ Jim

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

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20

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

Jazz in the Garden, 6:30-8:30pm. TBG presents Los Gringos. $7. Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive Toledo. www.toledogarden.org.

OTHER MUSIC

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22

Manhattan’s: Open Mic

Findlay High School Steel Drum Band, 5pm. Findlay High School Steel Drum Band performs at St.

TUES, AUG 25 JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B Murphy’s Place: Murphy and Black SouthBriar Restaurant: Jeff McDonald’s Big Band Revival Party

Lucas Lutheran Church in Toledo. Refreshments will follow performance. $5 adults, $3 12 and under, $15 family rate. 419-243-8189. St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave.

SATURDAYS, AUGUST 22 AND 29

Johnny Knorr Orchestra, August 22 features Music of the Swing & Sweet Bands and August 29 features Music of Glenn Miller. $10. www.sylvaniarecreation.org. 419-882-1500. 7:30-10:30pm. Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd., Sylvania.

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

OTHER MUSIC

Rhouse: Karaoke w/ DJ Georgia Peach TCP South End Bar and Grille: Open Mic w/ Chris Shutters

WED, AUG 26 ROCK, POP, AND HIP-HOP Avenue Bistro: Don and Rachel Coats TCP Frankie’s Inner City: Confide w/ Agraceful, Memphis May Fire and Goodbye Blue Skies

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B Manhattan’s: Quartet Bernadette Murphy’s Place: College Night

DANCE AND TECHNO TCP Avalon: Volume The Distillery: Rock Star Wednesdays

TAKE A CHANCE TUESDAY WITH ANDREW AND NOAH VANNORSTRAND THE ARK / TUESDAY, AUGUST 25

Nothing beats a free show, and the Ark in Ann Arbor, Michigan hosts “Take a Chance Tuesday” at absolutely no cost (except for a donated nonperishable food item to benefit Food Gatherers) once a month. On Tuesday, August 25 the folk-loving venue invites you to take a chance with brothers Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand of Syracuse, New York. The duo has been playing old-time Americana since their teenage years. Well versed with the fiddle, viola, acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, octave mandolin, mandocello, banjo uke, bass, organ and percussion, there’s almost no instrument they can’t master. Free. The Ark, 316 S. Main St. 734-761-1451/ www.theark.org.

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The Omni: Karaoke w/ DJ Z-Man The Roadhouse: Karaoke Yeeha’s Bar & Grill: Karaoke Night

THURS, AUG 27 ROCK, POP, AND HIP-HOP Bronze Boar: Joe Wood Band Casa Barron: On the Beach TCP Howard’s Club H: Childbite w/ Divine Lemons Mickey Finn’s: The Falling Spikes The Roadhouse: Chris Shutters Band Village Idiot: Justin Townes Earle

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B TCP Manhattan’s: Quick Trio Murphy’s Place: Open Mic

ROCK, POP, AND HIP-HOP TCP

Bronze Boar: Bush League Headliners: Pop Evil w/ Dying To Know, The Sunstreak and Lifeline Manhattan’s: Stonehouse TCP Mickey Finn’s Pub: The Homeville Circle w/ The Fairly Handsome Band Ramalama Records: Ravage The Blarney Irish Pub: Noisy Neighbors The Distillery: Good Stuff Maynard The Village Idiot: Polka Floyd TCP Woodchucks: Secret Stones w/ The Missing, Peregrine and The Sanderlings TCP Yeeha’s Bar and Grill: The Websters

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ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC Attic on Adams: Sarah Cohen Blarney Irish Pub: David Lester Main Street Bar & Grill (Toledo): "Chicago Crystal" Bowersox

DANCE AND TECHNO TCP

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The Distillery: ‘80s Nite DJ

Party The Omni: Toxic House Thursdays

OTHER MUSIC Ottawa Tavern: Dirty Rock, Dirty Poems, Dirty Paintings, Dirty Dave

Murphy’s Place: Anna Givens Pizza Papalis: Mike Whitty Group The Flying Bean: Mind Fish & Jazz Quartet

COUNTRY AND BLUEGRASS TCP Ground Level Coffee House: Hickory Wind

SAT, AUG 29 ROCK, POP, AND HIP-HOP Bronze Boar: Deuces Wild TCP The Blarney Irish Pub: The Nu-Tones The Distillery: Velvet Jones Wesley’s Bar: JT & the Clouds Woodchucks: The Intelligence w/ GodFrom Outer Space and Mahonies

JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B TCP Casa Barron: The Griswolds Fat Fish Blue: Tom Turner & Slow Burn Murphy’s Place: Dan Faehnle w/ Clifford Murphy, Claude Black and Sean Dobbins Pizza Papalis: Mike Whitty Group

COUNTRY AND BLUEGRASS TCP Glass City Cafe: Bluegrass Breakfast w/ Blowing Grains The Village Idiot: Kentucky Chrome

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, AND ETHNIC

Flying Bean: Ryan Dunlap Webber’s Waterfront Restaurant and Lounge: J Hanson

Cafe Classics: Grace On Wheels TCP Flying Bean: Fossil Creek

DANCE AND TECHNO

DANCE AND TECHNO Wesley’s Bar: Old School Fridays w/ DJs Folk, N. Mattimoe and Todd Perrine

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Avalon: The White Party

OTHER TCP

Mickey Finn’s Pub: Robert Rosencrantz Presents Elvis

THE HOMEVILLE CIRCLE

FRANKIE’S INNER CITY/ SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 Let your body and mind waiver as the sounds that surround take you to a home that you’ve never seen (or heard) so clearly. The Homeville Circle will be your guide. Based in Toledo and heavily influenced by the Midwest, this indie folk-rock band writes emotional hymns about the land, the human mind, and the experiences of our lives and daily surroundings. They tell tales of the good, the bad, the memorable and the unknown (see “Ramshackle Hymn” from their latest album Moths & Rust ). Utilizing not only the standard guitar, bass and drums that most bands use, The Homeville Circle gives listeners a richer, deeper musical context through their brilliant use of ukulele, banjo, trumpet, saw, accordion and whatever else they can find to set the mood. Get the full Midwestern sound Saturday, August 22 at Frankie’s. Chris Bathgate, Hemline Theory, and Vandolah also play. 9 p.m. $5. Frankie’s Inner City, 308 Main St. 419-693-5300/www.frankiesinnercity.com. —BW

SUN, AUG 30 ROCK, POP, AND HIP-HOP The Roadhouse: FlashBack

MON, AUG 31 JAZZ, BLUES, & R&B

TUES, SEP 1 JAZZ, BLUES, AND R&B

JAZZ, BLUES, & R&B

Manhattan’s: Murphy and Black

Murphy’s Place: Murphy and Black

Casa Barron: Hepcat Revival TCP The Village Idiot: Bob Rex Jazz Trio

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

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

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3 TRACK STANDARD/LIONEL GAUGE STEAM ENGINE: plus 4 cars & caboose & track, plus more! For someone's Christmas. $500. Call 419-539-6833 ________________________ FOUR MONTH OLD, PIT-BULL TERRIER. Had shots, house broken, and potty trained. Good around kids. $120 or best offer. Call 419-724-3627 ________________________ 4 LOTS OTTAWA MILLS MEMORIAL PARK $4000 419-346-3782 ________________________ TREADMILL. Pro-form 525. $75. 419-474-1876. ________________________ FRIGIDAIRE AIR CONDITIONER UNIT. 5200 BTU. Digital comes with a remote. Brand new, in the box, never been opened. $80 or best offer. 419724-3677. ________________________ GREAT HOUSEHOLD ITEMS for sale! Super deals! All under $150 Call Bill Now 419-3767905 ________________________ EXERCISE BIKE fan front and meter Lifestyle JH4000 Excellent condition$100 734-847-6204 ________________________ TWO ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS, two La-Z-Boys, two televisions, all in great shape and only 100$ each! Call Bill anytime at 419-376-7905! Act Now! _______________________ GOLF BAG NEW with 11 clubs and cart $60 Call 419-472-1315 _______________________ BLACK AND WHITE AUTOOMEGA B3 ENLARGER with 3 negative carriers (35mm and larger), lenses, filter drawer, base board & lens board, safe lights, negative washer, 2 print washers, apron, bulk film loaders, developing trays, etc. and more photo and darkroom accessories all included. Ask for Jake at 419-297-8883. Leave message if there is no answer and I’ll get right back to you. serious inquiries only...great darkroom starter package for art/photo students $200 OBO ________________________

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WANTED TO BUY ________________________ BUYING OLD HAND TOOLS: One item or a shop full. Not sure what you have? Please call anyway, Cooper at 419-382-5865 ________________________ VENDORS FOR FLEA MARKET/ YARD SALE. Sat August 15th 2009 9a.m.-5p.m. The Mildred H. Gibson Center 3360 Nebraska & Cuthbert. Zion Lutheran Church. (2) 6'-8' Tables $25.00. (1) 6'-8' Tables $15.00. Deadline August 1st 2009. (419) 810-5284 for more information. ________________________ LOOKING FOR: One piece or whole house, buying antiques or vintage toys, gas station, car magazines, advertising, fishing, hunting, primitives, pottery, doorstops, bookends, old books, postcards, art, paintings, bronzes, military, jewelry, quilts, lead soldiers, marbles, cap guns, b.b.guns, Tonka trucks, Hot Wheels & Matchbox, car models, slot cars, sporting items, farm toys, comics, trains, boats, airplanes, G.I. Joe, Barbie, dolls, little kiddles, trolls, science fiction & car magazines, lunch boxes, rock roll, Lego’s, Star Wars, Fisher Price, board games, Batman, Disney. Call Debra 419-873-5521 ________________________ DIABETIC TEST STRIPS.Will pay up to $10/box. Same day cash. Call Dale. 419-707-2369 or Patsy 419-708-0914 ________________________

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________________________ 4 MAG WHEELS with tires-off 1996 T-Bird with lug nuts and center caps. Like new condition. $180. 410-666-2528 ________________________

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

EDUCATION ________________________ ELEMENTARY TUTOR. Affordable tutoring by certified elementary schoolteacher. Available grades preK - 5, all subjects. For more information, please call 734-652-1436. ________________________ DRAWING & PAINTING INSTRUCTION from professional artist on Saturday morning at the Secor Building Studios. 419-345-8980. www.ivankende.com ________________________ COMPUTER TUTOR/Freelance Writer. Microsoft Office Suite Certified. Ghost writing, brochures, more. References/ writing samples upon request. Contact Tracey: runtrace2000@yahoo.com or 248-347-4949. ________________________ WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN how to invest in real estate ? FREE TRAINING call 419.350.5049 (RSVP) _______________________

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MEN'S 2-XL FIELD/STREAM hunting coat. Worn only one season. Also, ladies large black leather coat. Asking $60. 419-386-5661. ________________________

CALL FOR ARTISTS Davis Bldg. Exhibit sculpture and two dimensional art. 8/20/09 Third Thursday Artwalk. Info: Lisabelle 419-509-8942. _________________________ ATTENTION TOLEDO DIY ARTISTS! The Attic on Adams wants you to come down on Sunday afternoons to exhibit—and sell—your creative wares. Artisan Sunday is your chance to hang out at Uptown’s hippest pub while giving your muse a chance to shine. Call Amelia at 419-243-5350 for information. 17th and Adams (above Manos) ________________________

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AMERICAN HEART CPR/FIRST AID TRAINING Experienced instructor, flexible scheduling, affordable rates with student & group discounts. Call Kathy at 419-867-0695. ________________________ DONATE YOUR CAR, Truck or Boat to HERITAGE FOR THE BLIND. Free 3 Day Vacation. Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care of. 1-888544-9393 ________________________

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WHOLISTIC VIEW Foreign languages and performing arts. Ages 12-17. Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00. Call 419-973-8510. Ms. Stuart. ________________________ BASEMENT SOLUTIONS: Do-It-Yourself + installed systems. Get a honest solution for your situation starting at $795. 419-508-4042 ________________________ GRANNY LEE will house sit, run errands, check on loved ones, Dog sit, etc. References on request. Hollysown@yahoo.com

RENTALS ________________________ APARTMENT AND ROOMS FOR RENT. Quiet, clean. Laundry facilities. Utilities all paid. Inquire at 419-215-7759 or 419-508-2187 ________________________ BEAUTIFUL 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT 900 SQ. FT in Historic Old West End. 1 block from Toledo Museum of Art. Off-street parking, hardwood floors, sunroom, heat & water included, washer & dryer onsite. Beautiful yard. $500/mo. + deposit. Call Richard 419-241-1930. ________________________ 1-BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE with panoramic view of the river. Located downtown in the historic Oliver House. Stove, refrigerator, garbage disposal, dishwasher, cable and WiFi included. Water, gas, heat and central air. Ranging from $850-$975. 419-243-1302 for more info. ________________________

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CHILD CARE FOR YOUR baby in my west Toledo home by responsible reliable mom. Experience and references. 419-478-6068 ________________________ CHILD DAYCARE IN MY WEST TOLEDO HOME. Close to express way. By a responsible reliable mom . references and experience. 4194786068. _______________________

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________________________ TWO BED MOBILE HOME. Acres road park Sylvania. All new in and out. Quiet safe park. Sell or lease. Call 419-8222271 or 419-822-9261 ________________________

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

________________________ DUPLEX W. TOLEDO North Haven, 2 bedroom spacious upper. Bay windows, natural wood work, fire place, appliances, basement. Great neighborhood & location. $550, call 419-474-9062. ________________________ THE RENTAL/SALE of real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 as amended which makes it illegal to advertise "any limitation or discrimination." This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hearby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal housing opportunity basis _______________________

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1 BEDROOM.PET OK. HEAT & HOT WATR INCLUDED. UPPER UNIT. CAR PORT. BUS SERVICE. ELEANOR/LEWIS AREA $420/MONTH + SECURITY 419344-0344 _______________________

FOUR MONTH OLD, PIT-BULL TERRIER. Had shots, house broken, and potty trained. Good around kids. $120 or best offer. Call 419-724-3627 ________________________

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JACK RUSSELL NEEDS A LOVING FAMILY. 2 1/2 yr old female. Spayed trained. White and brown 419-475-2611 Ask for Bonnie. ________________________ FEMALE CAT AND THREE 10 WK. OLD kittens-free to good home. 2 female and 1 male kitten. 419-475-746 ________________________

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________________________ LOCAL INNOVATIVE ADVERTISING COMPANY seeks an energetic and experienced person for a commission based, part time sales position with potential for full time. Please send resume to: Mass Media Ads.llc, P.O. Box 350753, Toledo, OH 43635-0753 ________________________ UPSCALE COMMISSION SALON in maumee is looking for a stylist who is passionate about their career and loves to have fun. Work in a salon with professionals who share your commitment to excellence & education. Are you this person? If so contact 419-861-4000. www.pyuresalonspa.com ________________________ THERE HAS NEVER been a better time to start your own business, and you won’t find a better partner then AVON. Open your door to unlimited earnings potential. Contact Michelle/unit leader 419-902-3612 www.youravon.com/mdavis0327 ________________________ THE OMNI is looking for Entertainers: Mimes, Tarot readers, jugglers, stilt walkers, fire breathers, tumblers, etc. If you have a unique gift or talent we may want you call 419-535-6664 or email : omnineal@gmail.com ________________________

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STYLIST/BARBER WANTED booth rental, Reynolds & Glendale area. Rent negotiable. Call Kelly at 419-810-6566. ________________________ THEATRE TECH STAFF NEEDED. The Toledo Rep is looking for some talented backstage volunteers to help with performances. Different levels of skill are acceptable. We need lighting & sound crew as well as running crew. Call Aggie at 419-243-9277. ________________________ LOOKING FOR A MORNING barrista Monday thru Friday 6:30 am -10 at Petit Fours Patisserie & Cafe, now locatedat 27 Broadway, at the Oliver House. Entrance located on the Ottawa Street side. Please apply in person. Questions call Liz Grosjean @ 419-724-4477 ________________________ FOR ALL YOUR TRAVEL and entertainment needs, please visit www.ytbtravel.com/silcox or please call _____________________ 419-260-2544.

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JAM SECTION MUSICIANS SEEKING

WANTED

WORKING MODERN COUNTRY MUSIC GROUP is seeking a female singer

THE BAND 427 is

who plays keyboard. Call 419-4607112.

LEAD VOCALIST plays drums and

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

MODERN ROCK SINGER needed for

cover band. Now auditioning. For more info. email JT6919@gmail.com COUNTRY KARAOKE SINGERS. Inquire

@ Zingers Food & Spirits920 Matzinger Rd.Toledo, Ohio 419-726-0200

GUITAR PLAYER SEEKS working old

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

DEUTSCHMEISTER GERMAN BAND

Contact nancy 419-6667868

reforming and seeking a guitarist or keyboardist that can sing. Our contact information is 419-3444174. WANTED: Director of

Choirs, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Temperance. Part-time, contact Denzil Bell 419-356-4018.

FOR SALE ELECTROPHONIC 8TRACK stereo player and

recorder with 3-speed phono changer. Plus AM/FM tuner. $100. 419-474-2470. ALVAREX ACOUSTIC GUITAR: excellent condition, leather strap and hard case included. $250 OBO. Nicole 419-205-5746.

CASSIO KEYBOARD AND MAGNAS CHORD ORGAN with musica

books. $50 each Call 419-724-0937 CLARINET, FLUTE, VIOLIN

TRUMPET, Trombone, Amplifier, Fender Guitar $70. ea. Cello, Upright Bass, Saxophone, French Horn, Drums $190. ea. Tuba, Baritone, Others. 1-516-377-7907.

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

Rentals BANDS, ARTISTS, MUSICIANS: REHERSAL, jam, recording and now

storage spaces available 24/7 access. No noise restrictions. Call the house of rock 419-346-5803.

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Join in the largest series of 5K runs in the world with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. What started as a promise to a sister has transformed into a 25-year tradition of raising money and raising awareness for breast cancer. On Sunday, September 27 the Komen Northwest Ohio Race for the Cure makes its way through downtown Toledo. The day includes both a 5K competitive run as well as a 5K non-competitive run/walk, and concludes with a celebration ceremony inside Fifth Third Field. Adult registration (18+) is $30, youth registration is $20. Please visit www.komennwohio.org for complete details or call 419-724-CURE.

Hold your heart in your hands

Heart disease continues to be the number one killer in the United States. These issues with cholesterol and cardiovascular disease will be discussed in the Waterville Branch’s continuing ‘Wellness & Health’ series. On Wednesday, September 2 from 7-8pm learn from the experts about the causes of these problems and most importantly how to prevent them. Registration is required, please call 419-878-3055. 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. www.toledolibrary.org —DW

POLE DANCE FITNESS, build strength, flexibility and confidence in a fun and relaxed environment. Ladies only. Classes forming now. Pre-registration required. Classes held at 10 S. Holland Sylvania Rd. Suite 302. Call Paulette’s Studio of Dance for more info. 419-654-3262 or www.Paulettesdancestudio.com. ___________________________________ HOT YOGA in Perrysburg uses heat to heal & strengthen Warm muscles are suppler and result in deeper stretching with less soreness. New Student Special 10 Days for $20! Ongoing AM & PM Classes. visit: www.fitnesswithjoe.com or call 419.874.2911 __________________________________

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INTEGRATION YOGA STUDIO, the Place to Be: Live music with Kirtan artist, Mike Cohen the week of 8/24. Hula Hoop Class 8/28.Yoga & Brunch at The Ground Level Coffee House, Outdoor Yoga at Toledo Botanical Garden, Yoga, Senior Yoga, Lunch Hour Yoga (Downtown), Kids Yoga, Parent & Baby/Toddler Yoga, Family Yoga, Pilates, Nia Workshops: Movement & Sound 8/24 & 8/31. 4633 West Bancroft (just west of Talmadge). www.integrationyogastud`io.com. (419) A-OM-YOGA. yoga.jenn@sbcglobal.net ___________________________________

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BELLY DANCE – Shimmy into summer with internationally recognized artist/instructor, Aegela. Beginning August 3rd. Mon – Thurs., daytime or evening classes available. No prior dance training required. $50 for 5-week session. Martin School, 10 S. Holland Sylvania at Hill, Toledo. Aegela@mindspring.com, www.aegela. com, (517) 918-9547. ______________________________ SUMMER SPECIAL AT STILL WATERS YOGA. Unlimited ongoing yoga and strength classes.july first though august 31. 120. clander and online purchasing. www.stillwatersyoga.com or 418-8779038. ________________________________

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Get together with family and friends to get a balance between “necessary” and :frivolous” from the 22nd thru the 25th. Venus, your ruling planet, moves into the party sign of Leo on the 25th. Fairs and festivals are number one and you enjoy them all. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) The 21st and

22nd are great red letter days. On the 25th Mercury enters Libra so you are willing to negotiate. A family member may disagree so you give in to keep the peace. Hit all five county fairs as the month ends – Henry, Huron, Allen, Defiance, and Sandusky

CANCER (June 21-July 22) The new

moon on the 20th whispers “new car” or “new electronics.” Go for it! You can find the money now. You are out and about the week of the 24th. Don’t miss an event on the 29th or 30th. The German American Festival takes priority. You love the food.

LEO (July 23-August 22) The new moon

on the 20th is in your sign. Make resolutions and set goals for the year ahead. Make plans at least until Labor Day. Venus moves in on the 26th improving your love life, your attitude, and physical condition. You spend hours playing. How fun!

VIRGO (August 23-September 22) You

are able to set a reasonable schedule for the remainder of summer when the new moon shines on the 20th. Happy Birthday to you on the 22nd at 7:38 PM. Your attention shifts to home and family on the 25th. Planning a reunion is on your agenda.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22) Set aside enough money for one last summer fling

on the 22nd and 23rd. There are five county fairs nearby and you try for at least 2 or 3. The week of the 24th look closely at career and education matters. Forget about being practical until after Labor Day.

SCORPIO

(October 23-November 21)

You think of career issues when the new moon shines on the 20th. Try to catch up on your rest on the 23rd. A little strain with a loved one on the 26th and 27th is resolved if you give in a little. Leave the 29th for an extended end-ofsummer trip.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 20) On the 22nd and 23rd as you social-

ize, think before you speak to avoid leaking confidential information. As the month winds down, so will you. The best days are the 27th and 28th. Be quiet (if you can) on the 29th and 30th.

CAPRICORN (December 21-January 19)

You are on the go constantly from the 21st thru the 24th. Don’t wear those sensitive knees out. The week of the 24th finish a project you began in December 2008. Celebrate the 29th and 30th. You no long feel as if you are drilling an empty well.

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18)

The new moon on the 20th is in your seventh house and Jupiter is aligned with Mars. Your love life makes the cover of PEOPLE. Pay attention to your health after the 25th. Some people may not live up to your expectations so use your street smarts to see clearly.

PISCES (February 19-March 20) On the 22nd the sun moves into your seventh house so emphasis is on new projects and relationships. Take a chance on the 25th and be a winner. Avoid signing contracts on the 27th. You enjoy the beach or being on a boat on the 29th and 30th. Sue Lovett is available for personal astrology readings and private parties. Visit her on the Web at www.suelovett. com or call her at 419-474-6399.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) The new moon on the 20th will bring you luck and love. You feel as if work is just a four letter word the 22nd and 23rd. You feel a need to catch up on things at home after the 25th. The mood passes quickly and we see you at a county fair and the German American Festival.

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August 5 • August 18 Combine the planetary activity with the social events for these two weeks and there is no time for relaxation. It is a fitting end to August. There is a new moon and the sun and three planets all change signs. Check your sign below. — BY SUE LOVETT

Really Too Bad ACROSS 1. Something many people steal from their neighbors 5. Michael Thaman, of Owens-Corning 8. Subject of the documentary “Best Worst Movie” 14. Word of agreement, in church 15. Opposite of bellum 16. Best Western alternative 17. With 22-Across, the worst TV program of all time, according to TV Guide 19. Exciting conclusion? 20. Preteen’s “absolutely” 21. Stickney, e.g., in Toledo: Abbr. 22. See 17-Across 30. Helper: Abbr. 33. “Makes sense” 34. Phnom ___, Cambodia 35. Former Beatle Sutcliffe 36. “Triumph of the Will” filmmaker Riefenstahl 37. Beetle ____ (comics private) 39. The worst song of all time, according to Blender 42. Comes up 43. Major airports 44. Boll whose films are so badly reviewed that he challenged his most severe critics to a boxing match 45. Nerve network 46. Obedience school command 47. Pianist Tori 48. The worst Broadway play of all time, according to pretty much everyone 52. Tet Offensive locale, casually 53. Grand stories 57. “The FreshMaker” candy 61. The worst book of all time, according to GoodReads.com readers 64. Kicks the bucket 65. Karaoke need, for short 66. Paved way 67. The worst musical of all time, according to the London Telegraph 68. Little devil 69. Goes astray

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DOWN 1. Light bulb unit 2. Listserv discussion qualifier 3. Body parts that may get wet or cold, metaphorically 4. For laughs 5. EMT’s maneuver 6. Ability to hear notes 7. Acne relief brand 8. Stash of treasure 9. More valuable, perhaps 10. “___ WTF!??!!” 11. AL West team, on the scoreboard 12. Mitt Romney’s denom. 13. When bars close, in most U.S. cities 18. Psychic skill 21. “Act your ___!” 23. Money spent to get into Angkor Wat 24. “That Joke ___ Funny Anymore” (“Meat is Murder” track) 25. 59-Down partner 26. ___ and Span 27. Gas that makes your voice high 28. Punch sequence 29. “Indeed!” 30. Buzzing, as with bees 31. Successor to mono 32. Abruptly, on a score 36. Fudge facts 37. Hotel room freebie 38. Metaphor for personal liability 40. Applications 41. In color 46. Refrigerator sound 47. Have high hopes 49. Asian mushroom 50. En ___ (as a big group) 51. Jainism, e.g.: Abbr. 54. Composer Stravinsky 55. Blacken 56. Sex worker’s occupational hazards: Abbr. 57. End-of-the-12th-century year 58. High stat for many Indians pitchers, this year 59. 25-Down partner 60. Roofer’s goo 61. “Eww, I *did not* need to know that” 62. “Buena Vista Social Club” director Wenders 63. Band that headlines the annual “Gathering of the Juggalos” festival, for short

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TCP's Poetry & Fiction Awards On Thursday, August 13, lovers of the written word gathered at The Ground Level Coffeehouse to celebrate the winners of this year's contest. The evening was complete with food, drinks, and, of course, poetry readings. Photos by FlashToledo.com

Infinite Art anniversary party Friends and fans headed out to Chuck's on Saturday, August 15 for InďŹ nite Art's 15 year anniversary. Toledoans find seats inside the coffeehouse for top-notch, local readings.

Sisters Samantha Wood and Autumn Wood pose for the camera.

Jane Bradley, one of the 2009 Fiction judges, encourages writers to keep writing with passion.

David Lee Graham receives awards in both Poetry and Fiction categories.

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Stacy Seville and Don Cork proudly display their tattoos.

Monk and Woody from Infinite Art enjoy a night out with IA supporters.

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