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A glimpse of our annual bachelors and bachelorettes at the Grand Plaza Hotel p. 10

Old world delight A season in Hell Zavotski’s keeps Polish-American tradition alive

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Edgy Rep reading features an infernal conversation

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The map and the territory Maps and Atlases gets mellow and lets loose

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More reader RANTS! Toledo has always been a city of great potential. What Toledo lacks is vision and leadership. It saddens me to drive through my hometown and see boarded up buildings, abandoned lots that used to be thriving with commerce, and a host of memories of how things used to be. One way or another, Toledo (and its surrounding communities) has a future. At present, Toledo’s future doesn’t look great. We can’t wait for politicians or big business tycoons to bail us out of our economic situation. Even though Toledo needs a serious infusion of capital to kick-start our economy, we’re going to have to bootMy trash and/or recycling has been missed at least three times since switching to Republic Services and their automated pick-up. When I call Republic (which I do each time) they tell me the trucks are still out, but my bins are still not emptied. Last week, I called the Department of Public Utilities and was told, "We just bill you. Call Republic or the mayor's office."

strap ourselves into prosperity. We need leaders and visionaries who see Toledo for what it is: a great investment. We have an ideal location, it’s inexpensive to live here, and we have an educated and eager workforce. We need to find ways to spark grass-roots entrepreneurship at home, and maybe find ways to fund local business ventures. Realizing our common future, we each have a role to play in building up Toledo. We can restore hometown pride, encourage our prosperity and build a community of opportunity. Let’s invest in ourselves by creating a bold future.

Sincerely, Dave Graham via e-mail

So, I called the mayor's office and they promised to have a supervisor call me back and a week later, I am still waiting. Seems like Toledo needs a better system of reporting issues with trash collection. Who is overseeing Republic? Why is this so difficult?!? I simply want the services I pay for to be delivered in a timely manner. Marie Arter Old Orchard via e-mail

Adams Street Publishing Co. What’s your dating deal-breaker?

Publisher/Editor in Chief

Collette Jacobs ( smoking

Co-publisher/Chief Financial Officer

Mark I. Jacobs ( If she’s a publisher I have to stay away — too much work

Editorial Assignment Editor: Alia Orra ( puka shell necklaces make me shudder Arts & Entertainment Coordinator: Scott Recker ( badmouthing boba fett Staff Writer: Matt Desmond ( she can’t be bad at trivia Calendar: Julian Garcia ( revealing your level in the church of scientology Social Media Specialist: Amanda Goldberg ( bad teeth Contributing Writers: Johnny Hildo, Sue Lovett, Alison Wood-Osmun, Erik McClanahan, Christine Senack

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In the hunt

Get on the trail of some treasure, meet some cool people and explore your downtown, as the Chamber of Commerce's EPIC Toledo presents the first-ever T-Town Dash on Thursday, July 12. Meet at Quimby's at the Park and team up with a group of young professionals. You'll get clues to follow and activities to perform that will lead you around the downtown area — maybe to some places you've never made it to before. When you've solved all the clues, they will reveal the final location, where you'll gain a surprise reward. It's only $5 to participate, so be a part of a new summer tradition. 5:30pm. Quimby's at the Park, 25 S. Huron St. EPIC Toledo, 419-243-8191.

Get on the bus

The Toledo Zoo’s Music Under the Stars is a longstanding summer tradition, back this year to public acclaim after a oneyear hiatus. And TARTA is teaming up with the zoo to get you to your relaxing evening concert in style. The Stars Shuttle offers round-trip park-and-ride service to music lovers from seven locations around town, for a mere dollar each way. Catch the shuttle at 6:30 pm for each 7:30 pm concert. Locations include St. Luke’s Hospital, Perrysburg’s River Place Shopping Center, Centennial Terrace, Miracle Mile Shopping Center, Adams Street in UpTown, Sears at Westgate and Kroger in Waterville. Leave the driving to them! —MD

Marketplace changes


They may be done with stir-fry, but the owners of the now-defunct Big Buddha’s Cast Iron Grill plan to debut a sizzling new concept (pun intended) in the location. Paddy Jack’s, due to open in the coming months, will specialize in gourmet stuffed grilled cheese and have a beer selection from around the world. 6725 W. Central Ave., Sylvania. 419725-9048.


Celtic Irish Tavern will be taking over the space formerly known as Table Forty 4 in Maumee. The new watering hole, under the same ownership, opened Monday, July 9. 1430 Holland Rd. 419-725-0044. Southbriar Restaurant’s five-year lease is up at their 5147 Main St. Sylvania location. While they’re on the lookout for a new spot, the owners plan to continue catering and hosting murder mysteries, Irish cabarets and pub clubs as usual at the Elks Lodge, 3520 N. Holland Sylvania Rd. 419-517-1111.

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Sales Manager: Aubrey Hornsby ( no more deals! I’m married. Sales Coordinator: Shannon Reiter ( a bad tipper Account Executives: Sharon Kornowa ( bad table manners Sandra Willford ( if you stink, it’s a no-go... Emily Lowe ( getting too drunk or being on your cell phone during a date Classifieds: Shannon Reiter (

Administration Accounting: Robin Armstrong ( if he’s not tall and thin and named kevin Distribution: Daniel Light ( clown shoes Office Assistant: Marisa Rubin ( Bad Grammar Interns: Tia Garcia, Rachel Kenny, Daniel Lemle, Travis Roper and Allyson Rump

Advertising/General Info For advertising and general information, call 419/244-9859 or fax 419/244-9871. E-mail ads to Deadline for advertising copy 2 p.m. Friday before publication. Toledo City Paper subscriptions are available by mail for $28/quarterly or $75 per year at Toledo City Paper, 1120 Adams St., Toledo, Ohio 43604. One copy free per person per week; extra copies $1 each. Persons taking copies for any reason other than personal use are subject to prosecution. Letters to the editor must be limited to 300 words, are subject to editing, and should include the writer’s full name and phone number. Any letter submitted to the editor or publisher may be printed at the publisher’s discretion in issues subsequent to its receipt. Entire contents © 2012 by Adams Street Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Reproduction in any form is prohibited without written permission of the publisher.

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Becoming socially savvy

Ready Set Date Toledo puts a twist on speed dating by Tia Garcia Gentle-Image Consultant Rita Tay- powerful flirting strategies, effective lor-Teplitsky has some good advice for conversation skills, and guidelines on wardrobe. For those looking to brush up singles looking to date. "Even the way you position your legs on their dinner table etiquette, a more advanced course teaches everycan make a difference when thing from how to hold a plate you're on a date." and napkin, to tips for selecting Taylor-Teplitsky, personal consultant to the corporate wine. “Even the people who claim world (like Wells Fargo Bank) they know about good wines end and more glamorous clients up taking home the list of what (like the Mrs. Arizona Pagwines to eat with different foods,” eant), brought her tips and says Taylor-Teplitsky. techniques to northwest Ohio Rita Each seminar lasts 20 minwith her dating service, Ready Taylor-Teplitsky utes. During the social, men and Set Date Toledo. This new women are given 5-7 minutes to take on speed dating requires that participants attend a seminar prior meet each person and exchange interto the social event to learn how to be- ests and desires. If both participants check “yes” afterward, a match is made come socially savvy before dating. "Everyone needs a fighting chance. and contact information is exchanged. The best advice Taylor-Teplitsky has The seminar helps them build confifor singles: “Be yourself.” dence," says Taylor-Teplitsky. Reservations are required. All events are The seminars are separate for men held privately at: Hilton Garden Inn in Levis and women and are held the same day Commons 6165 Levis Commons Boulevard as the social event, so the tips stay fresh Perrysburg, OH 43551 in everyone’s minds. Besides teaching Ready Set Date Toledo, 602-909-6563. what conversation topics to avoid (sex, drugs, and politics), the seminars cover

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The lake’s satisfying (and scientific) fun Enjoying the Great Lakes from both perspectives By Alison Wood-Osmun

Great Lake protector

Lake Erie is our awesome outdoor playground. We sail, kayak, canoe and jet ski upon its waves. We feast our eyes on its gleaming blueness and its diverse plant and life supporting ecosystem. We swim in its depths and walk along its shore lines. We also fish, eat and drink from its bounty. The University of Toledo Lake Erie Center (Maumee Bay State Park’s northwest side) serves as a vital sentinel safeguarding the health and welfare of our irreplaceable “socially, economically, and environmentally significant resource.” The work done here enables us to continue to enjoy the incredible Great Lake Erie. Professors and students conduct long-term studies on the lake’s emergent and persistent issues, which impact the quality of our lives including: algae blooms, e-coli levels, invasive species, aquatic wildlife’s health and water quality. By attending free tours at LEC (Wednesdays at 10am) visitors experi-

Rachel Lohner, Education Program manager

ence a fascinating look into the life of our amazing lake while gaining a better understanding of its problems. Rachel Lohner, Education Program Manager, leads you through well- equipped teaching labs displaying diagrams and jars filled with interesting specimens, while summarizing research projects and explaining how the ingenious state-of-the-art equipment is used. The wet lab’s large water tanks (my favorite) provide a cool up-close view of our local fish. The facility offers additional activities: a summer science program for 5th- 6th graders, an annual photo contest, and a lecture series. LEC is located at 6200 Bayshore Rd. Oregon, OH 419-530-8360. Stop by Maumee Bay State Park to enjoy some Lake Erie beach time, walking trials and the nature center. 1400 State Park Rd., Oregon. 419-836-7758. tabid/764/default.aspx

Airborne celebration

Maumee Bay State Park is a top ten U.S. kite flying venue because of its wide open spaces (no kite-eating trees!) and Lake Erie wind currents. In celebration, the park, along with the Black Swamp Air Force (a group of kite flying enthusiast — check them out at, hosts the annual Kite Flying Weekend (July 20 through 22). It’s free and open to the public (from 10am to 4pm) off parking lot #3. Framed against the backdrop of the sparkling lake’s incoming waves and blue skies, the beach hosts a festive array of flag-adorned cabanas as whimsical kites dance and soar high into the air. Bring your kite (or purchase one there) and join in the fun. Contact Deb Ferguson at the park office 419-836-8828 for more info.

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When the levy breaks SUPPORT Our

Whither public investment in T-Town? By Johnny Hildo LEVY E H T PASS


And then there’s page two. Just last issue we spent our precious column space lamenting the lack of choices facing voters across Lucas County. Most of the county-wide races pit powerhouse incumbents against patsy no-names. Some statewide incumbents, like Reps. Michael Ashford and Teresa Fedor, have no opposition at all. As detailed last column, the one true contest pits two sides of the same retread coin. That contest is for the seat of Lucas County recorder, a position that might have been important in the 19th century when it meant touching quill to logbook and recording the occasional land transaction with impeccable penmanship and nary an ink spot. In the current days of digital high speed internet, the basic job is to ensure there is adequate paper in the inkjet. Yep, the local races don’t have much pizzazz. And then there’s page two.

Brother can you spare a dime?

That’s where the tax levy issues are decided, and believe us, kiddeez, the dance card is filled to the brim. Every property taxing authority imaginable has seemingly decided to place a levy on the ballot this year, from the mental health board to the libraries to children’s services to the Metroparks. Some are seeking renewal of expiring levies, but most are either advancing renewals that don’t expire for one or two years or seeking new or additional funds. Toledo Public Schools is high on the hit parade with









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a 6.9-mill request for new money. If approved, it would be the first new money for TPS in over a decade. Officials say it is essential to maintain and expand their transformation plan. Quick levy primer. When we pass a levy, even though it is advertised as a certain millage assessment on property values, we actually only approve the exact dollar amount those mills will raise at the time of passage. In other words, the money doesn’t increase even if property values do. Any extra money raised is absorbed into County coffers while the revenue for the schools remains flat. New millage would provide additional revenue after a decade of flat revenue but costs rising due to inflation. Brand new to the party is a request placed on the ballot by Toledo City Council for a 1-mill levy to fund parks and recreation programming in the City. Recommended by a group of community folks convened by Council members Lindsay Webb and Steven Steel, it would purportedly raise over $3 million per year for ten years to rebuild crumbling park infrastructure and restore programming for kids, families and seniors. Then there’s Imagination Station. And the zoo. And lots of others not available by press time, we’re certain. Never fear the dearth of candidate choices. You’ll be racking your brains deciding the worthy public allocations of your property tax budget. Why the rush this year? Why are everybody and their animal trainers cramming their levy requests into November twenny twelve?

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Stand up and be counted

Simple political calculation, kiddeez. It’s a presidential election year, with lots of voters who only vote every four years flocking to the polls, and lots of liberal-leaning voters coming out for Obama’s re-election. The Obama camp will be beating the bushes pushing voter turnout, especially in the D strongholds of the central city. Those voters tend to support levies at the polls. These facts elicit interesting responses from our more conservative brethren who oppose the levy ballot craze. We have heard strange lamentations that voters can’t be trusted, and that further only property owners should be able to vote. And other similar odd oratory that would erase two centuries of the progress of American democracy. Long live the king, anyone? Such delusional dictatorial diatribes aside, the larger question remains. If voter turnout determines the fate of these levies, and more importantly, if high voter participation ensures their passage, doesn’t it follow that they are indeed the will of the vast majority of the populace? If we truly are the greatest democracy in the world, shouldn’t we want everyone’s voice to be heard? And if that cacophony of voices wants public investment in all of the above, shouldn’t we applaud that investment? The levies we choose to support could help determine our long term viability as a community. Quality of life, community of choice and all that. Shall we tighten our belts, fund our assets, and turn our eager faces to the brightness of the rising T-Town sun?

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Single We selected T-town’s top 10 bachelors and bachelorettes. Then we invited them to the Grand Plaza Hotel for a photoshoot. What happened after, well ... we didn’t choose them because they’re tame. By Alia Orra

in the

(glass)city Jamie Young

, 38 Lieutenant firefighter/Fusion Bistro & Bar owner

Photos by Alex Beat

Hochan BANGER Jang

What qualities make an ideal girlfriend? Honesty, communication, someone that can actually talk to you and tell you when things are wrong. What’s the craziest thing you've ever done for love? I think it was probably flying back and forth to West Palm Beach to date someone. I guess long-term that was a little nuts. Most people [in Ohio] don’t date people in Florida. So you are willing to go out on a limb for the right person? I would do whatever it took to find the right person for me and to hold on to that relationship.

Dan Lemle

, 29

President, COO and Chef at Balance Pan-Asian Grille

You’ve got quite the local chef personality. Would you be the kind of boyfriend who cooks? If a girl ever asked me to cook for her, yeah, I'd do it. Cooking’s fun; I think it’s an art form. Describe your dream woman. You have to be physically attracted to know whether you want to start a conversation. The girl has to definitely be sweet. Someone you can trust; communication's very important. I’m definitely a verbal guy and I always want to make sure that everything’s good. Blondes or brunettes? Ooh — I don’t discriminate.


Want to meet them? See p. 3 for details.

Reed BennetT

, 26

Banker at PNC Bank

Explain the bow-ties. I’m kind of an attention whore. People always think it’s really formal, but I find it’s a great conversation starter. What is a pet peeve you have about women? I think my pet peeve is that women always say they want an upstanding nice guy, and they tend to not go for those types of guys. And Twilight. Just across the board. That’s a general blanket statement. So you’re not roleplaying any sort of Edward/ Bella scenes? No, no, no. If I’m nerding out, it’s going to be Harry Potter or Star Wars.

Chip Cranon

, 20 Bowling Green State University journalism major

, 27 Staff sergeant, Ohio Air National Guard

What was coming out like for you? [It was] a process. It was definitely scary at first and forced me to do a lot of thinking. Now I proudly identify as a member of the LGBT community. Are you ready for a serious relationship? I could definitely see myself in a serious relationship. If I'm going to date someone, there has to be a [real] connection. You sound kind of oldschool. I guess I am. [I have a] traditional way of going about stuff like that. What are your turn-offs? Someone who isn't well-groomed; people who don't take care of themselves or their belongings is a turn-off for me. And people who always have to get the last word in; that kind of bugs me too.

How would you categorize your dating approach? I’m more of the nice guy. I go up to a person and introduce myself. No games or gimmicks. It’s just an honest approach. So no one-liners for you? No, none of that. Would you say you’re ready to settle down? That’s hard to say. If the right girl came around, I could think about it. What makes you a good partner? I’m fun and adventurous. I’ll try just about anything. I’m honest and a nice guy. Do nice guys finish last? I don’t think they do. Usually it’s the nice guy that wins the best girl for them.

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Kelli Mistry

, 49

yoga instructor

Who is your dream partner? Someone who is not afraid to live life, has a sense of humor, and a free spirit with a shiny soul. And not a cheater. I am adamant about that. Some would say that's not so free-spirited. [Laughs.] You can be committed to each other and be free-spirited. I just want someone who is committed to me, because I think that's a sacred bond. What's your idea of a fun night? A lot of things for me are fun. I’m just as happy going to a club and dancing on a pole as I am laying on my rooftop with a blanket and candles, staring at the stars. I went on a date to Chuck E. Cheese once — but I can also go to watch classical ballet and feel at home.

Becky Gilsdorf

, 27 marketing and sales manager for LexaMed

Leandra Osborn

, 22 customer service representative

What's a turn-off for you? A guy that’s not respectful of me being a vegetarian. One time a date tried to put bacon in my salad. I was like "What are you doing?" There definitely wasn’t [another] date after that. How would you describe your dream man? He’s holding a Gibson hummingbird acoustic guitar. What tune is your dream guy playing the first time you hop in his car? If he turns it on and it’s some country, twangy song, nah. Country kills my musical soul. […] There’s a [little-known] band called Lost In The Trees [see QR code]. If a guy was playing that, I would be shocked — and I would know right away, this is going to work.

Alex Zyndorf

What kind of music do you listen to? I do not discriminate against any genre of music. Music is my life. I’m a singer — I’m vocally trained. [A potential boyfriend] has to be into music and be into going to shows and stuff. Can a guy expect to be serenaded in song? Oh definitely. That goes without saying. What’s something people would be surprised to know about you? I just graduated with my master’s in public health. Do you want a funny one? I am an incredible pogo sticker. Whenever I have people over, I just bust out the pogo stick.

, 19 Kent State University fashion student and intern at Sophia Lustig What is a pet-peeve for you about men? When someone spends more time on their hair than I do. That’s a deal breaker. So no metrosexuals for you? No. [Laughs.] I like someone who cares about their looks, but isn’t afraid to get dirty when they’re playing a sport, either. What’s your idea of a perfect first date? I like to just go to dinner and talk to a person. I’m very big into the whole communication [thing] and getting to know someone. What first-date restaurant would impress you? Mancy’s, definitely. My dad always told me he took his first dates to Mancy’s Steakhouse.

Becky Fitts

, 23 game plan and group fun consultant for the Mud Hens Do you see yourself getting married? I definitely want to get married and have kids, but I’ll always say I want to make a name for myself before I take someone else’s name. You sound ambitious. I’m very ambitious. I have a pretty long bucket list. Do you need someone adventurous? Yes. Not afraid to jump out of a plane with me or drive really fast in a car. So would sky-diving ever fly as a first date? Absolutely. If you took me sky-diving on a first date you would just steal my heart.

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make-or-break moments ... sizing up the signals Two guest bloggers get philosophical on first-date pleasures and pitfalls

The deed

There’s a critical moment that will sometimes occur during a first date. It’s subtle, but if you’re attuned to the proper vibrations, you’ll pick it up instantly. It’s that unexpected, but not unwelcome point when you realize, I can sleep with this person tonight. Suddenly, every trite, flirtatious toss-off has a deeper, double meaning.  Every rapturous moan elicited by a particularly delicious bite of food takes on an element of foreshadowing.  Every stolen glimpse at a bra strap becomes a promise of things to come.  In the words of the philosopher-knight Sir Mix-A-Lot, it is on. Perhaps until the break of dawn. The rest of the night passes in a blur of intense, fumbling chaos. Clothes are strewn aside with reckless abandon. Bare flesh meets bare flesh. Things are said that you didn’t even know you had the capacity to think, yet alone utter to someone who’s seeing you naked. Social conventions are done away with in favor of a primal need to Get. The. Deed. Done.  It’s here, though, in the breathless aftermath, where a crucial juncture is reached.  A split literally occurs in the space-time continuum, á la Doc Brown’s in Back to the Future II. If it was a quality hookup, the morning sun is brighter, birdsongs are symphonic, and goddamn if you don’t look better in your sullied clothes than you did the night before. If sexy-time was less than stellar, however, the day is clouded over by the specter

of the night’s activities. The mind races.  Am I a whore? Are they?  Where are my morals? Where are my underpants? Not since Sophie’s has a choice been so monumental.  To one side, booty of the highest order.  To the other, dissatisfaction fouler than the roiling waters of the Maumee. Choose wisely… —Ryan Vasko

Ryan Vasko and Cleveland are writers and Toledo natives who publish the satirical food website and can be followed on Twitter @LobsterDonut.

Sex, Lies, and Splitting Checks

A first date can be an exercise in gainful deception. Not outright lying, but the kind of embellishing you might do on a resume. The kind of craftiness that allows merely owning a pair of running shoes to turn into “Oh, I run, too!” and still pass your internal lie detector. This first date model of you is the best version of yourself, because you can’t be your everyday self. You’re the kind of guy who uses the self-checkout line to ring up organic arugula as regular arugula and has fallen over while putting on shorts. The date you is you maybe 15 percent of the year. Smiling, talkative, listening to stories about pets, and giving damns where no damns would otherwise be given. But there might not be a greater lie in the evening’s intricate web of duplicity than when the woman offers to pay. It usually starts off with a silent routine, a quiet move to her purse to fish out a wallet she knows she’s not actually going to open. “Can I help you with…?” she might offer, trailing off, well aware she’s going to have the same amount of money in that wallet as when this night started. “That’d be great, I’m glad you’re not caught up with antiquated rules of dating” somehow does not come out of your mouth because it’s beat to the punch by, “Oh, no, I’ve got this!” And so you pay. You always do, because pretty girls are worth it and you’re not on the up and up either. —Cleveland

Who’s caught your eye?

Check out our Facebook Fan Favorite album at, and “like” the bachelor or bachelorette you find sexiest. The one who gets the most love will be crowned Facebook Fan Favorite on Thurs., July 19 at Star Bar & Grille! Special thanks to Grand Plaza Hotel for playing host to our city singles photoshoot!, 419-241-1411

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were wise enough to serve Note: We our underage bachelors and

bachelorettes sparkling, non-alcoholic cider. (They’re so hot it should be against the law — that’s the only illegal activity we wanted to document.)

culinary [saturday, july 14] July Fresh Flavors/ The Fresh Market

Kielbasa king

The links at Zavotski Custom Meats & Deli are If there is one thing you must know about Dave and Kim Zawacki, it is this: they are the anti-pink slime. Meat is a finicky topic of late. What we admitted carnivores used to tear into with forks, knives and teeth with nary a second thought now brings us pause, and the Zawackis aren't just conscious of this change — it's the whole reason they went into the business. They found love for each other in the supermarket chain deli (each has decades of experience managing one), but they also discovered low-grade beef and how people behind the counter were told to find any way to cut corners to make it cheaper, faster and easier. “In big business, things get so filtered and watered down,” Dave says.

Moving on and up

So they left, and started Zavotski Custom Meats & Deli in 2007. Dave holds up the links of kielbasa he makes the way other people hold their children. He and Kim survey the window view of their homemade, old-fashioned German hot dogs, chicken sausages and cuts of beef with the pride of two parents looking upon a family photo. Zavotski Custom Meats & Deli is a second home for these meat connoisseurs — if you’re a vegetarian, you may want to stop reading now — and the idea of any kind of slime, pink or otherwise, makes them shudder.

“Everything that we do is old-school here,” says Dave. “Everything you see out there is made here. We’re just an oldfashioned meat market done the way it started.” The Zawackis spent their childhoods in foodloving Polish families. “I remember my grandma making pierogi [cheesestuffed dumplings], and going to the butcher on Lagrange St. with my grandfather,” Dave says. Polish delicacies sit on shelves and Zavotski is the “P olish pronunciatio in refrigerator cases n of my last name says owner Dave ,” Zawacki. “We just throughout their store — it took it and spelled phonetically.” kielbasa Dave and Kim make themselves, fresh pierogi brought in from Michigan’s Polish enclave Hamtramck (“These people are off the boat!” Dave boasts) and golabki Their pride is just one of the things (stuffed cabbage). They take their status that makes them so charming. “[We’re as purveyors of quality seriously; one can an] American meat market with a strong find Dave on their website’s opening page Polish heritage,” Dave says. “[And] we're wielding a pair of knives in his signature really big on authenticity.” Zavotski red shirt. There’s even a slab of Zavotski Custom Meats & Deli, marbled meat shaped in a heart. (They’re 2600 W. Sylvania Ave. 419-720-5225. not kidding — they really do love meat).  

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Join Roberta Acosta as she demonstrates how to make steak with caramelized ale onions, bacon BBQ glaze and summer herbed orzo salad.1-4pm. Free. The Fresh Market, 3315 W. Central Ave., Toledo. 419-531-5218.

[saturday, july 21] Cooking Demonstration/ Toledo Farmer’s Market Join Slow Food Maumee Valley as it hosts a cooking demonstration that will teach people about the connection between food and the environment. 9am-12pm. Free. Toledo Farmer’s Market, 525 Market St., Toledo. 419-255-6765.

high spirits Beer and Wine Cave [wednesday, july 18 & thursday, july 19] Beer Tasting

Sample New Holland Beers and Leese Fitch Wines.

[wednesday, july 25] A Night With Norm Heineman

Taste and compare a selection of new and old world wines. [Both tastings 6-8pm. $10-$15.4400 Heatherdowns (at Key). 419-382-6221.]


Vegging out

Help give children a healthier diet and a better connection with the earth, while enjoying some fine dining, as Ohio’s Culinary Vegetable Institute presents the 10th annual Veggie U Food and Wine Celebration. Stroll the Institute’s beautiful shady campus alongside the Huron River in Milan, OH while sampling fine wines and watching cooking demonstrations by guest chefs like Robert Irvine, Amanda Freitag and Madison Cowan, and benefits Veggie U, a nonprofit educational program that teaches fourth grade students nationwide about the joy of growing their own food and the benefits of nutrition. $150. Saturday, July 21, 5-9pm. 12304 St. Rte. 13, Milan. 419-499-7500. —MD 

Ready to ride?

Some savvy local spots have solved the dreaded designated driver argument. Local bars offer a way to drink responsibly, with free shuttle services to pick you up and get you home. Both Fat Fish Blue at Levis Commons and Yeeha's Buckin' Bar and Grill on Navarre in Oregon have buses available on weekends to keep customers safe. Just call ahead to make a reservation, and they'll find their way to you and your party. Yeeha's, 3150 Navarre, Oregon, 419-691-8880, Fat Fish Blue, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg, 419-931-3474, —MD


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film events [Thursday, July 12] Taking It To The Streets Come to downtown Sylvania for a fun family movie outdoors. 8:15pm. Free. Downtown Sylvania. [Tuesday, July 24]

Crossing the streams

The Valentine's Silver Screen Classic series dives into a dark dystopia before returning to lighthearted film with a supernatural, comedy classic. On July 20, the series presents, A Clockwork Orange — the adaptation of Anthony Burgess' brutal tale of a sociopath and the government's attempt to cure him. The following Friday, July 27, features Ghostbusters, a goofy 1984 favorite about threeunemployed parapsychology professors combatting ghosts in Manhattan. $5. Both at 7:30pm. Valentine Theater, 410 Adams St. 419-242-2787. —SR

The Who: Quadrophenia Can You See The Real Me

A behind-the-scenes look into one of the most stories and celebrated albums by an original rock giant. It’s packed with neverbefore-seen material, including Keith Moon’s onstage collapse. 8pm. $12.50. Fallen Timbers 14, 2300 Village Dr. W., Maumee. 419-878-3898. [Wednesday, July 25]

The Weight of the Nation

This HBO documentary offers an in-depth look at obesity followed by a lively discussion about solutions locally and nationally. Free. 6-9pm. Owens Corning, 1 Owens Corning Parkway. Sponsored by Live Well Greater Toledo.

Polishing a gem

The Collingwood Arts Center is revamping its look while helping conserve energy. The Center updated its 1950s-era chandeliers in the Lois Nelson Theater with 48 new LED lamps. The lamps will reduce the Center’s energy Photo by Kyle Tate bills, using 432 watts compared to the 2,800 watts consumed by the old lights. Plus, the new lamps will last for more than 25 years. Local organizations did the installation work, with volunteers coming from the Children’s Theater Workshop, the Ability Center, Mountain Mentors and the Ursuline Sisters. The work was finished on July 3 and the chandeliers were raised back into position. All LED lights were donated by Toshiba International Corporation’s LED Lighting Systems Division. Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. 419-244-2787. — AR 

Opening act

There’s a new theatrical “un-company” in Toledo, the Catalyst Theatre Network, and they are set to explore the human condition outside the traditional isolated ensemble by collaborating more with the area’s already established theatre community. Founding members Jennifer Rockwood, Timothy Lake, Jennifer Nagy Lake, Kate Abu-Absi, and John Paul Welch all have ties to the University of Toledo Theatre Department and are active in other theatrical producing entities in different capacities such as directors, sound techs and actors. According to founding member Jennifer Rockwood one of Catalyst’s goals is to “encourage theatre in Toledo, by not being exclusive but inclusive.” Catalyst members seek to support each others’ projects and will work with different venues and companies both formally and informally. Catalyst will not only produce classic works, but also infrequently produced and lesser-known plays. Upcoming Catalyst shows are Shakespeare’s Macbeth opening on August 9 at UT’s Studio Theatre, and in October, 8, a play about California’s controversial Proposition 8 which Toledo will be only one of forty cities across the nation selected to produce it. Macbeth: August 9-12. $15. For more info, visit—JG

"Albert Nobbs" Fearing a film some-

where between Howard's End and Victor, Victoria, this film definitely surprises. Bringing a deft script and a superb cast, Nobbs saves Glenn Close from a lot of the drech she's been doing as of late. The story has enough plot twists to keep one's interest. The director, Rodrigo Garcia (the son of Gabriel Garcia Marquez) never lets the story linger too long on one plot line, which keeps the film moving nicely.—SJA


July 11 • July 24

The Family Fang Kevin Wilson Family trees can be a bitch. Just ask Annie  and Buster Fang (Child A and B). Their parents are hardcore, snobbish performance artists, who have allowed/forced their offspring into their pieces of art. Annie and Buster look down their noses at this — their parents call it art, they call it mischief, and though they try very hard, they are drawn back into the family fold, in spite of themselves. The scenarios that Wilson puts these characters into are just hilarious (Buster, for example, as a journalist, gets half his face shot off by an adult-sized potato gun), and you'll find yourself laughing out loud frequently. The ending is a very bittersweet remedy, where art meets familial frictions. A great read. —SJA

ThreeA road sheets to the wind trip to the Edgy Rep by Allan Sanders

By the time Lou “Looney” Mannhauser and I got to T.G.I. Friday's on Airport, we were already three sheets to the wind, from celebrating the finalization of his divorce since around 10:30 that morning. It had been a long 10 hours, and it was turning — quite literally — from a long day's journey into night … we stumbled into the restaurant past their familiar red and white awnings and bellied up to the bar, when “Looney” grabbed me by the arm and said “I need some 'tato skins. Cheers.” “Looney” was not looney. In fact, “Looney” was as sane as any Supreme Court judge (okay, that was a questionable analogy). But, be that as it may, “Looney” was a very normal, stand-up, straight-laced guy. He got his nickname, not from some crazy act that got him arrested; not because he had seen “My Dinner With Andre” over 125 times; but because he was formerly employed at the Canadian Mint making currency. Hence, “Looney.” In fact, “Looney” was something of a philosopher. He was a walking encyclopedia of Thales, Aristotle, Augustine, Locke, Hume, Kant, Nietszche, Sartre, Kripke and Searle. It was in this context that using his potato skin as a vehicle for sour cream, he said to me, “You know, Al, what would be a very interesting conversation?” “You tell me, Looney.” "What if, we're in Hell see? And everyone is gone. I'm not sure where they went. Maybe they finally got forgiveness, eh? But there are only two guys left … two … men … left. One of them is one of literature's great atheists, Ivan Karamazov. Y'know, from Dostoyevsky's book. And the other … now here's the drama: the other is Adolf Hitler.” I stared at Looney, realizing that I must have lost consciousness for a moment. “No. Seriously! Check it out, eh? The central question of the conversation is this: 'Is there forgiveness for everyone no matter how serious the crime?' And who better to have this discussion with the most evil man who ever lived, than an avowed atheist?” We requested more sour cream.

“I mean, how long is Hell supposed to last, anyway? Should even Hitler have some kind of salvation. Or better still … is it worse to be completely morally depraved enough to commit these crimes against God and man, OR to be unable to forgive the sinner, even if God could?” I was already beginning to wonder if TARTA had stopped running for the night. No, we weren't in Perrysburg ... “That would be an incredible conversation, don't you think? I'll bet it would be pretty funny too. Not to mention controversial! Man, I'd love to be a fly on the wall of Hell for that one … wings would get pretty hot though. Hey, I need some more skins.” While I thought it was my alarm clock mistakenly going off at 6:30 the next morning, it was in fact my iPhone. “You know, if you were really a 'smartphone', you would be letting me sleep,” I thought, but I took the call anyway. It was Looney and he was excited — nothing exacerbates a hangover like an excited Looney. “Hey, Panty.” (What can I say? We all have our nicknames.) “You're not going to believe this! Remember that conversation from last night? Hitler and Karamazov? Well, Toledo Rep is doing one of their Edgy Rep readings on July 28 and you're not going to believe it! It's by some guy named Vicchio … uh, Stephen Vicchio. But wait until you hear the title! You ready?” I groaned in agreement. “It's called, 'Ivan and Adolf: The Last Man In Hell!' Dude is that wild or what? It starts at 8 o'clock. I am SO all over that! I'll pick you up at 6, we'll get some 'skins first!” The play? Sure, I was up for that. The skins? Eh ... maybe not so much ... Ivan and Adolf: The Last Man in Hell will be performed on Saturday, July 28 (one day only) at Owens Community College Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, 30335 Oregon Rd. Tickets are $10. For more info, visit or call 419-243-9277.

theater events [July 12-15]


The story follows Ren as he and his mother move from the big city to a small rural town. Ren is having trouble adjusting to the new environment especially when he finds out that the local, conservative preacher has outlawed dancing. Thursday-Saturday, 7pm; Sunday, 2:30pm. $ children/$10 adult. The Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St., 419-243-9277.

[July 13]

A Night of Shakespearean One-Acts

Comedy, tragedy and drama! Watch as performers act out the best scenes from Shakespeare’s most popular work. 7-9pm. Toledo Botanical Gardens, 5403 Elmer Dr. 419-536-5566.

July 11 • July 24


Seeing in the dark

Art is at its best when it's pushing boundaries. One of the city's finest examples is Dark Visions 3, which is currently open, with a July 14 reception. The annual exhibition at the Collingwood Art Center tours the dirty side of the brain, focusing on noir, fetish and horror-themed work. Curated by photographer Boyd Hambleton, the show features work by Amanda Marie, Jeff Beach, Lore-li Photography and Todd Parnell, among many others. You must be 18 to attend. 7-10pm. Collingwood Art Center, 2413 Collingwood Art Center. 419-244-2787. Through July.

Hit the streets

After last month’s successful Glass Hop, the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo keeps the second Thursday Art Walk series rolling on July 12. More than 20 venues across the Uptown and Warehouse Districts will open True Champion #2, their doors from by Lee 6-9pm. The Toledo City Paper is presenting Jake Lee’s postmodern comic-book inspired paintings that have a faded, retro touch. Lee will also have prints for sale. If you venture up to the Ann Arbor Street Fair, July 18-21, keep your eyes peeled — he’ll also have a booth on State Street. Downtown, Warehouse and Uptown Districts. 419-254-2787.

Raising the stakes

Putting the city on the art world's map takes more than just artists; the galleries have to do their part as well, which is certainly happening here. The second Now WOW Project, a nationwide juried exhibition with a top prize of $1000 and a solo 2013/14 exhibition, is scheduled again at Hudson Gallery this fall. Submissions must be received by August 18 and be sent as JPEG's. Hudson Gallery, 5645 N. Main St. 419-885-8381. —SR


After sitting through office meetings do you check your notes later only to find a bunch of key words scribbled amongst hand-drawn butterflies, human eyes or pinwheels? Do you have notebooks full of cartoon faces? Perhaps you are a doodler, (like yours truly). Doodling is an under-appreciated but noble art form. Many of history's major players were noted doodlers. American presidents Thomas Jefferson, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton are known to have doodled during meetings in the Oval Office. Comedian Larry David once proclaimed during his show Curb Your Enthusiasm, "I can't draw to save my life but yet I'm a very good doodler." There are many of us out there like him, draining our Bic's on inane mini-masterpieces. (Need help? Check out This summer the Toledo Museum of Art is giving all legal pad Picassos and sticky note Warhols a chance to display their work alongside the masterpieces in the museum's collection. The TMA’s upcoming community exhibition, Doodle, will feature visitor submitted doodles in the Community Gallery from Friday, July 27 through September 20.

How it works

The Doodle exhibit encourages the public to interact with the museum and provides an opportunity for novices and professionals alike to present their artistic expression in a friendly whimsical forum. The process is really simple. Doodle Stations are located throughout the TMA where linen-like napkins serve as blank canvasses for the doodler to explore. Handy little drawing kits can be picked up at the museum's information kiosks. Visitors are open to explore the galleries for inspiration or take the napkin home to complete their work. Once finished, participants submit their doodle into the boxes located at the Doodle Stations in the museum. Doodles will be selected throughout the run of the show so the exhibit is continuously flowing and expanding.

has a spontaneous feel.” says Jennifer Bandeen, Manager of the Community Gallery. “It’s not art as normal. It’s fresh. It’s reactive.”

The first stroke of genius

Bandeen, herself a confessed doodle addict, said she came up with the idea for the exhibit one day while eating in the museum’s cafe. She spilled some ink on one of her napkins and decided to do a Japanese-style doodle. She thought this might be a great way to get the community involved with the museum since anyone from little kids to professionals can participate. “We really want the collection to inspire visitors, so if they see a face or a pattern they like we want them to run with it.” So fellow doodlers, stop in during your lunch break (there's a Doodle Station in the TMA cafeteria) or take a napkin back to work and practice your doodle skills during your next business meeting. For for more details on how to submit your doodle visit

“The exhibit is a perfect fit for summer because it


thursday 12 Prologue v. 2.0. The new co-op will be expanding

the work in the gallery and raffling off original work ($10 per raffle ticket). 6-9pm. Launch Pad, 911 Jefferson Ave.

wednesday 18 The Amazing Art of Robert Heindel. Born in Toledo, Heindel worked as an Illustrator through the

1970s — including covers for Time Magazine — and brought that precision to his ballet paintings. Preview reception 5-7pm; $20. 7-9pm; $5. Sur St. Clair Gallery, 1 S. St. Clair. 419-241-7100.

saturday 21 Create a Collage. Techniques of collage will be discussed, demonstrated, and then put into practice by applying the processes to work that you create. Think outside the box - mix form with pattern, lose and find your edges, discover texture and follow where your ideas lead you. $75. 11:30am 3:30pm. Art Supply Depo, 29 S. St. Clair St. 419720-6462.

tuesday 24 Drink and Draw. Bring your favorite beverage — alcoholic or otherwise — and draw live models. 7-10pm. $10, $7 with a friend. Art Supply Depo, 29 S. St. Clair St. 419-720-6462. Check out Robert Heindel’s ballet paintings at Sur St. Clair Gallery

July 11 • July 24

Toledo Museum of Art 2445 Monroe St. 419.255.8000

it’s friday

July13 Enjoy free Club Friday music on the Peristyle Terrace with the folk-rock of Monroe’s Jack and the Bear, 6:30-9:30pm. See a featured demonstration by glass artist Bill Poceta at the Glass Pavilion at 7pm. Art of the Vine features “Wines for the Barbecue” from 7-9:30pm. In the Community Gallery, attend the free closing reception of the Findlay Area Artists Exhibition, 7-9pm. Free public tours of the Color Ignited exhibition at 7 and 8.

July20 Create a glass strawberry at the Hot Shop at 6, 7 and 8pm. Free Club Friday music on the Peristyle Terrace featuring Hepcat Revival. Attend a free presentation, “Olitski and Abstract Art in the TMA Collection” with Amy Gilman, curator of contemporary art.

Arrangement wiz-kids Maps and Atlases mellow down, but hold onto their roots

Holding down the groove

Maps and Atlases on the new album and playing it live by Scott Recker The plight of a mid-level band inch- Listeners always focus on the ing closer to the limelight has to be a band's instrumental prowess. Are the lyrics overlooked? bitch. You try to progress your style, cult Um, that's tough. At a lot of our shows fans call you sellouts. You stay the same people like to sing along and we've aland you're redundant, one-trick ponies. ways enjoyed that; to be Indie rock's arrangeToledo City Paper and able to have people relate ment prodigies, Maps to it on a personal or emoInnovation Concerts and Atlases, have, for tional level. The last thing the most part, avoided presents we want to do is be a band these sort of pretenthat's just about the musiMaps and Atlases tious swipes with their cal experimentation. But I Monday, July 16 new album, Beware, think that's something that and be Grateful; a subMickey Finns Pub, a lot of people latch onto as stantially more mellow, a gateway to getting into 602 Lagrange St. 9pm. songwriting-fueled rethe songs. I think people $10 adv. / $12 door. lease that still changet really excited about the nels their signature intechnical side of things. I strumental energy and complexity. TCP hope [lyrics being overlooked] is not the caught up with guitar player Erin Elders case, but I think a lot of people like to see to chat about how this batch of songs how we are doing certain things and how sounds less frantic, the attention they’ve certain parts are played. garnered as songwriters and the toughYou usually tour in short bursts, but est part of playing the new album live. this one was longer. Was there any

Where did the title of the album, Beware, and be Grateful, come from?

difference in terms of either finding a groove or being worn down?

The title came sort of randomly. While we were working on the album, we were taking a break from recording. A couple of us would hang out, outside the studio. It came from conversation; someone just said that phrase, "Beware, and be grateful." As we were analyzing the album and trying to figure out how to name it, that came back up as an idea. So, while it was somewhat random, it worked with a lot of themes that were at play.

We used to prefer doing a small cluster of shows, but I think as we have been putting out records and playing those records, we have found it is easier [to be on the road]. If we go a longer tour, we get in a groove. I feel like it's sort of easier to have perspective on what you are doing: to look at where you started and, in six weeks, be like, 'Oh. Yeah. We really shifted this way on a song,' or, 'We naturally gravitated that way.' It's easier to get an understanding of what we are doing. We realized there are reasons to do a long tour.

A more mellow release, it's still instrumentally exciting and musically uplifting. How did you guys strike the balance?

We've been moving along as a band for a while now; to keep making music that is challenging and exciting. We were aware these songs were a little bit more, ya know, "song songs." From the start they were much more focused and started as complete ideas, so, as we were recording, we knew on one hand the songs were going to be less frantic sounding and we tried to balance that out by experimenting with a lot more crazy sounds and effects and different instruments.

What was the toughest part of playing the new album live?

One of the big challenges of this record is that the key to the songs is locking into a certain groove together — holding that down is tough. We've always respected Motown players and soul artists and while doing these songs we have to maintain that sort of groove. It totally makes you respect those type of artists — old soul, rhythm sections and such — so much more.

July 11 • July 24



indicates our picks for the week

Bright Light Social Hour Photo by Randy Cremean

The Village Idiot / Sunday, July 15

wed, july 11 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Frankie’s Inner City: Reign Supreme, Hollow Earth, Knuckle Up, Disconnected, React, Sawchuck Hollywood Casino: Rodney Parker & Liberty Beach Trotter’s Tavern: EMEFE TCP The Toledo Zoo: Santana


Degage Jazz Café: Gene Parker 151 on the Water: Open Mic Toledo Main Library: Jason Quick Trio (Lunch)

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Potbelly: Don Coats Village Idiot: Old West End Productions Fusion: Open Mic w/ Todd Anthony South End Grill: Bobby May & Jon Barile Tres Belle Lounge: Jake Pilweski Manhattan’s: Steve Kennedy Robinwood Concert House: Ralph White, Joshua Burkett, Matthew De Gennaro Bar 145: Dan Fester Ye Olde Durty Bird: Ben Barefoot

THU, july 12 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Mickey Finn’s: Soft White Sixties Roadhouse: Haywire The Blarney: Skoobie Snaks, The Scott & Brad Show Walbridge Park: The Kirbys Headliners: 12 Stones Hollywood Casino: Mas Fina Ye Olde Cock n’ Bull: Captain Sweet Shoes TCP Bar 145: Arctic Clam

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Rosie’s Italian Grille: Don and Rachel Coats Papa’s Tavern: Bobby May & Frankie May and Friends The Bronze Boar: Steve Kennedy Spicey Tuna: Jaime Mills Tres Belle Lounge: Steve Jad Ye Olde Durty Bird: Ben Barefoot


If you think high-energy rock n’ roll is dead, only remembered through worn down leathery relics who were once defined as gods, look no further than Bright Light Social Hour. The boys from Texas have that big, made-for-an-arena sound fueled by blues-rooted guitars, psychedelic keys and a funky bass. And they’re certainly not scared to throw a few self-indulgent guitar — sometimes keytar — solos in your face. Which is the way it should be. If I’m going to a rock show, I want excess. Isn’t that the point? $15. 10pm. The Village Idiot, 309 Conant St., Maumee. 419-893-7281. —SR

Jazz, Blues & R&B

Dégagé Jazz Café: Michael Peslikas Swig: Jeff Stewart, Gingerlove Manhattan’s: Quick Trio Stella’s: Tom Turner

FRI, july 13 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Wesley’s: Old School Fridays Mickey Finn’s: And So I Watch You From Afar, Zechs Marquise Centennial Terrace: Paradise Island Band Frankie’s Inner City: The Silent Age, Dinner and a Suit, Halero Tres Belle Lounge: The Berlin Borthers Bar 145: Tricky Dicks and the Cover Ups Fat Fish Blue: The Eight Fifteens Holiday Inn French Quarter: Bush League Ye Olde Durty Bird: The Eight Fifteens, Pilot Radio Ye Olde Cock n’ Bull: Barile & May, Distant Cousinz


Rosie’s Italian Grille: Mitch Kahl Pizza Papalis: Chris Knopp Swig: Abby Ray, Chris Knopp Dock’s Beach (Port Clinton): Dave Carpenter The Blarney: Calen Savidge Dorr Street Cafe: Andrew Ellis & Lucky Lemont Cheers Sports Eatery: Mark Mikel

Jazz, Blues & R&B

Rosie’s Italian Grill: Jaime Mills Manhattan’s: Blue Flamingos Stella’s: CJ and Company Hollywood Casino: Dal Bouey Dégagé Jazz Café: TCP Ramona Collins

SAT, july 14 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Ye Olde Cock & Bull: Nine Lives Frankie’s Inner City: Restriktid, Sadistic Clique, B-Scrubz, Shattered Glass Ent. Manhattan’s: Joe Baker Band Bar 145: Neon Black Woodchucks: Red Hot Heathens TCP Burlesque Show

July 11 • July 24

Holiday Inn French Quarter: Bush League Ottawa Park Amphitheater: The Pet Names Ye Olde Durty Bird: Jeff Stewart and the 25s Trotter’s Tavern: Chris Shutters and Mark Mikel

Jazz, Blues & R&B

TUE, july 17

MON, july 16 Mickey Finn’s: Maps and Atlases, A Lull Frankie’s Inner City: Betrayal, City in the Sea, Crowns, Aside, I Envision Apollo, I Can’t Explain It The Omni: Papa Roach, Art of Dying, They Thought We Were Strangers

The Blarney: Kentucky Chrome

Mickey Finn’s: Guantanamo Baywatch, The Shame Game


Tres Belle Lounge: Slow Burn Trio Jazz, Blues & R&B Dégagé Jazz Café: Ramona Collins Manhattan’s: Cynthia Kaay Bennett Hollywood Casino: Sun Messengers The Village Idiot: Andrew Ellis and the Setting Sons Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic Village Idiot: Acoustic, Folk & Ethnic Frankie May and Friends The Bronze Boar: Chris Knopp Village Inn: Jaime Mills Hollywood Casino: Ryan Dunlap Swig: Danny James Stella’s: Meaghan Roberts

Country & Bluegrass

Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Sundown Cantina: Jaime Mills Potbelly: Tom Drummonds Tres Belle Lounge: Steve Jad TCP Potbelly: Tom Drummonds

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Trotter’s Tavern: Jeff McDonald’s Big Band All-Stars Manhattan’s: Open Blues Stage w/ Slowburn Dégagé Jazz Café: Gene Parker Hollywood Casino: Piano Wars

Dance & Techno

Mutz Pub (at the Oliver House): DJ Nate Mattimoe

SUN, july 15 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Roadhouse: Locoweed Cheers Sports Eatery: Frankie May & Ben Barefoot, BLISS, Blue Kazoo Band, Mark Mikel, Chris Shutters, LiquorBox Band The Village Idiot: TCP The Bright Light Social Hour

Jazz, Blues, & R&B Village Idiot: Bob Rex, The Eight Fifteens

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic Oarhouse: Bobby May & Jon Barile Webber’s Waterfront Restaurant: Acoustic Beatles Tribute with Elixer Tres Belle Lounge: Clif Millimen Hollywood Casino: Chad Soucie Acoustic Soul Ye Olde Cock n’ Bull: Danny Mettler


Adams Street / Friday, July 20 Adams Street music venues are pulling together again for the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo's second annual Soundtrek. This year things are changing up a bit: all 11 participating venues are found on Adams Street between Bretz and the Main Library [instead of stretching across downtown.] Which, of course, means the City Paper is hosting a parking lot party, with Chavar Dontae, Thirty Three 1/3, GOLD, What's Next and the The Faux Paus rounding out a high-energy funk, chill folk, gritty rock and psychedelic jazz line-up. $15. 8:30pm-1am. 1120 Adams Street. 419-254-2787. —SR


wed, july 18

Stella’s: Steve Wooley Ye Olde Durty Bird: Steve Mullan

Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Frankie’s Inner City: King Conquer, The World We Knew, Abiotic, Emulator, Shores of Elysium, Trust Me I’m A Doctor Hollywood Casino: 56 Daze West Toledo Library Branch: The Wanna Bees


Degage Jazz Café: Gene Parker 151 on the Water: Open Mic Manhattan’s: TCP Joshua Breakstone Duo

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Potbelly: Don Coats Village Idiot: Old West End Productions Fusion: Open Mic w/ Todd Anthony South End Grill: Bobby May & Jon Barile Toledo Main Library: Dave Carpenter Tres Belle Lounge: Ryan Dunlap Ye Olde Durty Bird: Jeff Stewart

THU, july 19 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Mickey Finn’s: With the punches, Forever Came Calling, State Champs Roadhouse Bar: The Moon Dogs Bar 145: Downstroke The Omni: Juicy J Hollywood Casino: Skoobie Snaks Stranahan Theatre: The Osmond Ye Olde Cock n’ Bull: TCP Captain Sweet Shoes

Jazz, Blues & R&B

Dégagé Jazz Café: Leo Darrington Tres Belle Lounge: Microphonics Manhattan’s: Noah Leibel Trio Walbridge Park: The Jeff Williams Group

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Rosie’s Italian Grille: Don and Rachel Coats Papa’s Tavern: Bobby May & Frankie May and Friends The Bronze Boar: Steve Kennedy Swig: Cat Canyon, Kyle White The Blarney: Jeff Stewart

FRI, july 20 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Wesley’s: Old School Fridays Centennial Terrace: Madison Avenue Band Frankie’s Inner City: Fail and Deliver, Siklid Bar 145: Downstroke The Blarney: Republik Fat Fish Blue: Arctic Clam Holiday Inn French Quarter: Green Eyed Soul Ye Olde Cock n’ Bull: Barile and May, Calen Savidge Ye Olde Durty Bird: TCP TCP Happy Hour, Ben Barefoot


Rosie’s Italian Grille: Mitch Kahl Pizza Papalis: Chris Knopp Sundown Cantina: Jaime Mills Swig: Rance, Pete “Big Dog” Fetters Hollywood Casino: Candice Coleman and the Chris Brown Band

Jazz, Blues & R&B Tres Belle Lounge: Jason Hudson Trio Stella’s: CJ and Company

SAT, july 21 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Centennial Terrace: 1964- The Tribute Hollywood Casino: Nine Lives The Blarney: Dave Carpenter & the Jaeglers Frankie’s Inner City: Afroman Bar 145: The Personnel Woodchucks: Touch of Rage, Bathhousebetty, Megaton Hammer Holiday Inn French Quarter: Green Eyed Soul Ye Olde Cock n’ Bull: Mikel-Shutters band


Jazz, Blues & R&B

Tres Belle Lounge: Jason Hudson Trio Manhattan’s: Slowburn Stranahan Theatre: Brian Mcknight, Michael Franks

indicates our picks for the week

Basin Street Grille: Andrew Ellis & Lucky Lemont Ottawa Park Amphitheater: Glass City Steel

Acoustic, Folk & Ethnic Stella’s: Gregg Aranda Ye Olde Durty Bird: Rick Caswell

Dance & Techno

Mutz Pub (at the Oliver House): DJ Nate Mattimoe

SUN, july 22 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Roadhouse: The Crossover Band Frankie’s Inner City: Skeletonwitch, Barn Burner, Buried But Breathing, Downspeed



Frankies / Sunday, July 22

Jazz, Blues, & R&B Village Idiot: Bob Rex, The Eight Fifteens

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic Oarhouse: Bobby May & Jon Barile Tres Belle Lounge: Clif Millimen Hollywood Casino: Ani Band Ye Olde Cock n’ Bull: Danny Mettler

MON, july 23 Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

The Bronze Boar: Chris Knopp Hollywood Casino: Jim Filipiak Village Idiot: TCP Frankie May & Friends

TUE, july 24 Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Face-melting death metal isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Athens, Ohio music scene, but that's where the internationally-touring cult heroes Skeletonwitch got their start in 2003. Really, they're everything you want in a heavy band — the angry energy, the thunderous rhythm section and those screeching lead axes that remain the cornerstone of the genre. So, leave the dubstep to the Girl Scouts and Germans and get yourself some Ohio-brewed, bass-driven shouts at the devil that'll send shivers down your spine. Frankie’s Inner City, 308 Main St. 419-693-5300. —SR

Sundown Cantina: Jaime Mills Potbelly: Tom Drummonds Tres Belle Lounge: Clif Millimen Hollywood Casino: Chris Shutters

Jazz, Blues, & R&B TCP

Trotter’s Tavern: Jeff McDonald’s Big Band All-Stars

Locked Down -

Dr. John I’m not a big fan of The Black Keys, but what the Keys’ guitarist Dan Auerbach does, as producer, with this project is nothing short of amazing. Dr John (aka “Mac” Rebennack) is a living legend, a pillar of the New Orleans music scene, and Auerbach slyly respects this, while taking the good Dr.’s sound to new places — not an easy trick. Heavy guitars, tape loops and other studio tomfoolery dance into your ears, while still giving the listener that ol’ Dr. John growl and his trademark N’awlins funk. ANOTHER CD TO CHECK OUT: Firin’ in Fouta Baaba Maal. Though the language is foreign, the feeling hits your heart — and your feet. —SJA

July 11 • July 24


Lucas County Fair Lucas County Fairgrounds / Tuesday, July 10- Sunday, July 15

Celebrate the 154th Lucas County Fair by watching live pro wrestling, Figure 8 Dirt-Car Racing, or one of the many car or horse shows. Take your kids to the Recreation Hall for activities or enter them in the Kids’ Pedal Tractor Pull. There will be a free fishing tank for kids, an exciting cheerleading competition, and midway rides, games, and fair food. Come back daily to see musical performances by the Danger Brothers, The Menus, Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland, Kerry Patrick Clark, and more. July 10-12: Free gate admission 11am-3pm; $6 general admission; children 5 and under are free. Tuesday-Thursday 11am-10pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm; Sunday 11am-8pm. Lucas County Fairgrounds, 1406 Key St., Maumee. 419-893-2127.­—TG

wednesday 11 [ miscellaneous ] Chicks Mix ‘12 - Come to the Toledo Botanical Gardens for music and fun while raising money to provide academic, cultural, social and servicelearning activities for Toledo-area youth through IBC Beat the Streets. The event is sponsored by Chicks for Charity and open to the public. 5:30pm9pm. $37 tickets; $20 for Junior Chicks age 20 and under. Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. 419-241-2221.

friday 13 [ dance ]

Blue Jeans Ball - Glass City Singles is severing up a romp-stomping, hillbilly Western hoe down, Blue Jeans Ball. It’s a night were blue jeans are the dress code and anyone wearing a western or Texas hat will receive a dollar off the admission price until 830pm. The DJ’s will be playing just a little more Western music than usual. There’s also a free line dance lesson from 7:45-8:30pm. 8pm-12am. $8. Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland. 734856-8963. Sylvania’s Rockin’ BBQ - Enjoy food, beer, and wine at this downtown Sylvania event. Listen to live music from The Travelers, or test your karaoke skills and compete in Sylvania Idol. Registration required for Sylvania Idol by July 4th. Contestants must audition prior to performance. 4pm-11pm. Admission $5. Haymarket Square, 5758 Main St., Sylvania.


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Lagrange Street Polish Festival - Compete in a pierogi eating contest, or enjoy some traditional polka dancing, all while celebrating Toledo’s Polish heritage. Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday, 12-11pm; Sunday, 12-7pm. $4/Sunday, $2. $1 shuttle transportation from Central Catholic High School; free shuttle transportation for children. 3106 Lagrange St.

saturday 14 [ miscellaneous ]

Annual River Ball Race - Join the fun with friends and family at Sylvania’s Annual River Ball Race. The event is sponsored by the City of Sylvania and the Sylvania Youth Conservation Corps Commission and over 80 prizes will be given out throughout the day. 1:30pm. $2.50. Harroun Community Park, 5500 Main St., Sylvania. 419-885-8992.

[ festivals ]

Rapids Rally Days - Have some fun strolling around downtown Grand Rapids with the family. Enjoy chicken barbeque, Community Play, sidewalk sales, children’s art areas and more! 9am-5pm. Downtown Grand Rapids. 419-832-5305.

wednesday 18 [ miscellaneous ]

Friends of Pearson: Ice Cream Social - It’s a celebration of summer. Bring your friends and family to enjoy crafts, walking tours, games, face

painting and entertainment. Half price pedal boat rentals. Ice cream and cake available for a nominal charge. Cosponsored with Friends of Pearson. Rain date July 19. 6pm. Pearson Metropark, 761 Lallendorf Rd, Oregon. 419-407-9700.

thursday 19 [ outdoors ]

Nature Shoot: Hummingbirds - Learn to photograph colorful hummingbirds at close range! Minimum 200 mm lens recommended. 10am & 4pm. $25 non-members/$20 members. Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. 419-407-9757.

friday 20 [ benefit ]

Pink at the Park - Join the Toledo Mudhens in wearing pink to raise awareness for breast cancer. A silent auction will take place during the game, with all proceeds going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Game vs. the Indianapolis Indians. 7pm. $9. Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St. 419-725-HENS.

[ poetry ]

The Poetry of Nature - Bring your lunch and lawn chair or blanket to relax and listen to poems written by local poet Carolyn Lucas as well as poems by Mary Oliver, Pablo Neruda, and William Stafford. A “juried” open mic will follow. If you would like to read, email three poems to rebecca.finch@ by July 18 to be selected. 12pm. Wildwood Preserve, 5100 W. Central Ave. 419-407-9700.

saturday 21 [ outdoors ]

Metroparks Bicycle Tour - Spend the day cycling country roads and bikeways with the Metropark. Routes include 15, 31, 62, and 100 mile courses. During the ride, participants will visit up to four metroparks and enjoy the natural beauty of these local treasures. 7am. $25. Fallen Timbers Middle School, 6119 Finzel Rd., Whitehouse. 419-407-9700.

Single in The (Glass) City Party Star Bar & Grille / Thursday, July 19

sunday 22 [ outdoors ]

Introduction to Canoeing - No need to fight the current at this leisurely canoe outing on one of Side Cut’s scenic lakes. A brief canoeing tutorial will be held prior to the launch and participants will spend an hour with a Metroparks naturalist on the open water. Program is for ages 5 and up. All minors must be in the same canoe as their adult companion. Registration required. 10am. Side Cut Metropark, 1025 W. River Road, Maumee. 419-407-9700.

Toledo City Paper keeps it classy with this year’s annual Bachelor & Bachelorette Party at Star Bar & Grille on Thursday, July 19 at 7pm. Come dressed to impress and strut your stuff on the red carpet with the TCP staff and the Glass City’s hottest singles. Help crown Toledo’s Most Eligible Bachelor and Bachelorette by showing support for your favorite contestant. See the Cover Story pg 10. Then mix, mingle and dance the night away! 7-10pm. Star Bar and Grille, 5215 Monroe St. 419-244-9859.—JG

[ festivals ]

Lenawee County Fair - Celebrate Michigan’s oldest festival. The fair includes both outdoor and indoor vendors as well as various animal shows. Stop by the traveling memorial wall to honor the men and women of Michigan who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. The event includes motorsport competitions and musical performances by Toby Mac and Justin Moore with Josh Thompson. Go online for full schedule. $5/9 and under free. Lenawee County Fair & Event Grounds, 602 N. Dean St., Adrian, Mi. 517-263-3007.

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in the (glass)


7-10pm. Star Bar and Grille, 5215 Monroe St. 419-244-9859. Come dressed to impress and strut your stuff on the red carpet with the TCP staff and the Glass City’s hottest singles at this year’s annual Bachelor & Bachelorette Party. Help crown Toledo’s Most Eligible Bachelor and Bachelorette by showing support for your favorite contestant and see who wins our Facebook fan favorite.

Get to the next level

If you’re ready for a workout that really challenges you, Vince Ceniceros is ready to help. The owner of Extreme Results by Vince offers what he calls “the best one hour workout on the planet,” a super-intense form of circuit training. Trainees rotate between short sessions of aerobic and strength-training activity — everything from running to push-ups to punching and kicking one of Vince’s 48 bags. “We’ll push you,” Vince says, but emphasizes that you’re allowed to go at your own pace, and that he’s had customers as young as five and as old as 72. He offers 40 one-hour classes a week, including weekends, as early as 6am and as late as 7pm. There’s even a play area to keep kids busy while their parents get fit. 5201 Monroe St., near Bed, Bath & Beyond. 419-309-9777. —MD

health and wellness events tue17

Staying Tobacco Free - Group support is a way to help individuals become and stay smoke free. This support group for tobacco users will help provide this every Tuesday. July 17 & July 24, 7:15-8pm. St. Luke’s Hospital Tobacco Treatment Center, Fallen Timbers Medical Center, 5757 Monclova Rd., Maumee. 419-893-7848.



Extreme Results owner Vince Ceniceros offers a super-intense form of circuit training designed to challenge customers

Partner Massage - Cancer patients and their partners or caregivers can learn basic massage strokes in this relaxing and fun class. Registration required. 7-8:30pm. The Victory Center, 5532 W. Central Ave. 419-407-1168.

ongoing Mondays & Saturdays

Yoga Brent - Learn and develop yoga poses in 90 degree heat while also enjoying optimistic philosophical thoughts and relaxing music. This class is open to all ages and skill levels. Every Saturday, 9:30-11am and every Monday, 7:30-8:30pm. Zen in the District, 1700 Canton Ave., Ste. 200. 419-283-4766.


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Vocalist also play drums and keyboards.

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LESSONS Violin/viola/recorder lessons with a 20 year member of the Toledo Symphony. Suzuki or traditional all ages! Call David: 419-280-1322


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

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Black, 350 cubic inch, Automatic, 69,000 miles, $7,990.00 419-917-3507

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local west toledo band auditioning male singers/piano player Perform-

__________________________ volunteer Board of Directors of nonprofit corporation seeking individuals interested in advancing and supporting education by serving as a Board Member. The organization is located in the Toledo area. Attendance at monthly board meetings is required. Please send a resume and letter of interest to nonprofit.resumeresponse@ no later than June 29, 2012 __________________________

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

Open to the Public

Holland Gardens $8. 6530 Angola Rd., Holland

1992 Ford Conversion E-150 Strong Motor, Immaculate

This Friday - 8pm - 12am

Western Dance Party Celebration

Interior, body rusted at wheel wells $1400 OBO 419-932-5311

1994 pontiac firebird

Emerald green w/ silver rally stripes. Corvette C5 rims, automatic. 114,700 miles. Extra wheels. Clean. $2800 419-304-6794

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Adult, female, spayed

Facebook “Glass City Singles�

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1994 Chrysler Town & Country Van, 3.8 Engine/

FOR rent __________________________

Great Tranny Cream Colored Interior 419-932-5311 $1800 OBO

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

lincoln town car 1998 executive series 90k, fabulous ride, roomy interior, well maintained, $4,400. Call Matt 567-868-7789

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FOR SALE __________________________ white prizm 5 metal detector for sale. Call 419-699-3398 __________________________ 10 A-frame metal art displays sizes 6 1/2’ high by 6’ wide, with 4’ x 6’ usable area (each side) $10 each. 419874-8006 __________________________

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This year’s fiction contest has a twist. We want the best story you can fit on an ordinary dinner napkin (both sides, unopened). Send us your napkin by Monday, July 16 (1120 Adams St., 43604), and email a typed version to It’s free to enter, and we’ll give a special prize to the most legible napkin! You could get your tiny tale published in the City Paper.

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ARIES (March 21 - April 19) Friday the 13th doesn’t scare you. Uranus retrogrades in your sign so making schedules is difficult. You want to go to the fair and the Polish festival the 13th or 14th. The new moon on the 19th brings attention to your home.

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22) Defy superstition and host a Friday the 13th party. Try to decide whether to go to the fair, the Polish Festival, or to Delta’s Chicken Festival … maybe all three. The new moon the 19th shines on your career. Enjoy quiet the 21st and 22nd.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20) Look at your calendar to see what you were doing mid-April and finish it now. Celebrate Friday the 13th at the Lucas County Fair. Then it’s on to the Polish Festival the 14th or 15th. The new moon on the 19th shines where you think “new car.”

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20) Enjoy Friday

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) Unless someone reminds you, you don’t

the 13th because on the 14th Mercury retrogrades and knocks the wind out of your sails. Lots of things are going on over the weekend and you won’t miss any of those events. The new moon the 19th could bring money.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22) Catch up on

mundane chores starting the 11th. Celebrate Friday the 13th so everyone knows how brave you are. The new moon on the 19th is IN your sign. Make a list of your resolutions and put them into effect that day.

LEO (July 23 - August 22) Like you didn’t get enough excitement the last two weeks! Beware of Friday the 13th tricks. Try to decide between the County Fair and the Polish Festival, and then just do both. Happy birthday to you on the 22nd. There may be a big surprise party. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22) You may stumble on the 11th but you recover quickly. Friday the 13th won’t scare you but the 14th will because Mercury retrogrades that day. Do some work at the weekend festivals — pass out campaign literature?

Instead of running around the weekend of the 14th and 15th, take time to work on vacation plans. Mercury retrogrades where your career is involved so double check everything that is going on there. Take a chance the 19th.

even know it’s Friday the 13th. You break the record as to how many festivals and fairs you can attend the 14th and 15th. Enjoy a trip the 21st and 22nd. Back to your boring routine the 23rd.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19)

You are busy at home Friday the 13th. Enjoy the county fair on the 14th. On the 15th attend a special party. A new project the 18th and 19th doesn’t thrill you but you tackle it anyway. It is a big relief to complete it.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Uranus, your ruling planet, retrogrades on the 13th. It slows down and so will you. On the 14th action is in your seventh house and a partnership loses its sparkle. Add fun with a weekend trip the 20th thru the 22nd.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20) You are superstitious so stay in the closet on Friday the 13th. There may be some home repairs needed on the 14th. The weekend is good otherwise. The new moon on the 19th helps you enjoy fun and games. Go to a new place the 22nd.

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


Princess Diana was a Cancer, as is Prince William. Kellie Pickler also celebrates. Tom Cruise is a Cancer, but he doesn’t have much to celebrate right now. Locally, Channel 11’s meteorologist Robert Shiels lights candles on his cake.


need answers? get 'em @

There is so much going on that you need a calendar with you at all times. We celebrate Friday the 13th, Uranus and Mercury both go retrograde, there is a new moon and the sun enters Leo. Fairs and festivals are fun to attend. — BY SUE LOVETT

©2012 Ben Tausig

July 11 - July 24

More is Less Across 1. What 22-, 35-, and 47-Across cease to be, if you subtract an "s" from their ends 9. He hosted "The Tonight Show" longer than all its other hosts combined 15. So to speak 16. Working without human input 17. Settles a score 18. Enter into Google Maps, say 19. First word of several Irish airlines 20. Call ___ day (quit) 21. Frau Farbissina's husband 22. Spa offering that's not quite godlike? 26. "La Dolce ___" 27. Toledo Metro Park trees 28. "Mad Men" subject, casually 31. Amy Poehler hosted its first episode this season 32. Some printers, for short 35. Cut-throat stockbroker's skill? 40. VH1 personalities 41. Snow Leopard, e.g. 42. Groomed 43. Skater's prop 45. A long, long time 47. Tuba for beginners? 52. Warning before flooring it 53. Terms of ___ 54. Lambda followers 57. Puzzle 58. Butchered, say 61. Cry "uncle" 62. Ice climber's hazard 63. Quick tennis competition 64. Gab Down 1. Viking story 2. "No more explanation needed" 3. Gunpowder ingredient, to a Brit 4. Pontiac sports cars 5. Notoriously terrible director Boll 6. Joseph Gordon-___ 7. Daughter of Detroit preacher and civil rights activist C.L. Franklin

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8. Related to nephrology 9. Telemarket, in a way 10. Inuit jacket 11. They set out to cross the line 12. Slick 13. Super Bowl XXV MVP Anderson 14. Carols 23. Fanatical 24. 2005 film about krump dancing 25. "___ Cassius has a lean and hungry look" (Shak.) 28. Environmentally irresponsible off-roader 29. Winner of the first slam dunk contest 30. Common Bowling Green degs. 31. Instrument with a solo during "Maneater" 32. Clothing line? 33. Sony subway distraction: Abbr. 34. Old label for Sonic Youth 36. Ruling 37. Keith Olbermann's old network 38. Big-box in which I get extremely tired 39. Untouchable Eliot 43. Crests 44. Social breakdown 45. Screwy 46. German girl locked in a forest cage 47. What busy people are on 48. 1998 De Niro thriller set in France 49. 1993 Ethan Hawke film about cannibalism 50. Oft-knocked-off brand 51. Big hit 55. Latin bear 56. Editor's word in the margins 59. Detroit, e.g., in Toledo: Abbr. 60., e.g.


photos by Christine Senack

by Pat Nowak

Tammy Cousino,

Bar hopping

July 4th revelers enjoyed a raucous night of bar hopping at the R House and Bar 145.

outreach coordinator at the University of Toledo Orthopedic Center

Tammy dazzled us with her bright orange dress and neon yellow accents. We love a woman who's not afraid to be colorful!

Where do you shop? We want to know where to find that dress!

Amber and Robbie Whiteman, Mark Barkerquast and Cesar Rosario at R House

I love Ann Taylor and J.Crew. This orange [one] is from Francesca's Collection in [Levis Commons] in Perrysburg. I love to wear dresses for work [and] bright colors are the trend this summer.

What trends turn you off?

Having purple or pink hair and tattoos. Just not my style.

Nichole Matthews and Nick Meinert at Bar 145

Ali Kobold and Darryl Williams at Bar 145

What do you think is a style strength of Toledoans?

People always look classic.

What are your can'tlive-without fashion items?

Hot town

I love high heels. And Spanx! Ha.

The Hot Glass 2012 Gala Auction brought together the city’s patrons of the arts in celebration of the Glass City’s coolest exports June 28.

Libbey Call, Heather Lee Allred and Sarah Skow

Nicole Brandstrup and Michelle Carlson Junod


Toledoans braved the heat wave to wish America a happy birthday and enjoy a spectacular downtown fireworks show July 4th.

Jeff and Cash Hartman with their dogs, Jet and Sky

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