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January 11, 2017 - January 24, 2017 Vol. 20 • Issue 01

What word do you want to leave in 2016, and what word do you bring into 2017?

Publisher/Editor in Chief

Collette Jacobs ( 2016: Election. 2017: Peace.

Co-publisher/ Chief Financial Officer

Mark I. Jacobs ( 2016: Red-state. 2017: Pensive.

Marketplace changes

online exclusives

Adams Street Publishing Co.


„„ The West Coast fast food chain Del Taco (3348 Secor Rd.) has closed their single location in the area, leaving the closest Del Taco in suburban Detroit.

North Toledo goes Green

„„ Hot Yoga With Joe has changed its name to Joe’s Yoga and Fitness. The studio opened as the Toledo’s first hot yoga studio and also offers group kettlebell classes, Pose Method Running clinics, private coaching, meditation workshops and more. 29101 Hufford Rd. (in Graystone Hall), Perrysburg. 419345-0885.

The neighborhood will weigh in on uses for EPA grant money By Michael Pierce


„„ Closings in Cricket West:

Assignment Editor: Athena Cocoves ( 2016: Lit. 2017: Goofy.

The clothing boutique and craft studio Style 5:16 Consignment Boutique closed on December 30. 3142 Markway Rd.,

A freshly squeezed new year

Staff Writer: Jeff Klima ( 2016: Heroin. 2017: Heroine. Calendar Editor: Scott Peterson ( 2016: Basic. 2017: Jonesing.

Cold-pressed options to keep your newly-clean lifestyle juicy. By Heidi Borst

Digital Media Manager Saul T. Jacobs ( 2016: No. 2017: Yes.

The popular Biggby Coffee closed on December 22. On March 1st, a new coffee shop will move into the location. Additionally, Game Over, LLC has closed. The store opened in February 2016 to buy, sell and trade movies, games, and more. 3151 W. Central Ave.,

Contributing Writers:

Jordan Killam, Heidi Borst, Michael Pierce, Jon Ruggiero, Sam Koros, Jeff McGinnis, Kayla Williams, Rob Brezsny, Christine Senack, johnny Hildo


Production Manager: Imani Lateef ( 2016: Me. 2017: We. Senior Designer: Leah Foley ( 2016: Stuck. 2017: Furtherance. Designers: Anita Tipton ( 2016: downheartedness. 2017: adventures .

„„ Dave’s Running Shop has been included in the prestigious “50 Best Running Stores in America” list for 2016. The award is given by Competitor magazine with Running Insight trade magazine.

From uptown NYC to downtown Toledo

„„ City Barbeque closed until mid-February for remodeling. 7402 W. Central Ave., 419-517-7777.

World-renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem brings a unique show to the Valentine Theatre By Jordan Killam

„„ Ashley HomeStore Select has opened in Bowling Green. The furniture store, operated by Furniture King, sells home décor, appliances, mattresses and furniture. 840 S. Main St., 419-806-4806.

Kelli Miller ( 2016: Bae. 2017: Bee’s Knees.

„„ Costume Holiday House & Elite Tuxedo’s will close their Toledo location at 5300 Monroe St., across from Target at the end of January. New, limited hours: 10am6pm, Thursday-Saturday. The costume rental shop’s Fremont location will remain open. 419-843-5693.

Advertising Sales Manager Michael Aughinbaugh

( 2016: Liberal. 2017: american.

„„ The Collaborative, a design and architecture firm, has relocated from 500 Madison Ave. to the Park Level of One Seagate (550 N. Summit St.).

Sales Coordinator Jenny Leach ( 2016: Cancer. 2017: cure. Account Executives: Sharon Kornowa ( 2106: Awesome. 2017: Positive.

„„ The specialty garden center and farm store Lievens Market And Outdoor Living (10411 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg) closed at the end of 2016.

Sam Rotroff ( 2016: Triggered. 2017: Rad. Bonnie Hunter ( 2016: Awesome. 2017: Exciting!

Kathleen Dewar ( 2016: Dude. 2017: Yes.


Know of any changes in the area? Send them to

Anthony Washington ( 2016: Lit. 2017: Radical. Classifieds Coordinator: Catherine Bohr ( 2016: No. 2017: Yes.


Accounting: Robin Armstrong ( 2016: Bigly (only heard it once, that was enough). 2017: Cured. Distribution Ann Harriton ( 2016: hate. 2017: hugs. Interns: Bryce Buyakie, Courtney Probert

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. © 2017 by Adams Street Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Reproduction in any form is prohibited without written permission of the publisher.

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Our ongoing look at NW Ohio’s most abundant resource.

Banning the pollution bans?

livestock farmers will receive priority for funding. Go to oh.nrcs. for more details.

 You know the old idiom: when the cat’s away, the mice will sign a bill into law banning the regulation of plastic bags. Wait, what? Yeah, while Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was out of state on vacation, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signed a new law that would ban municipalities, cities, districts, etc. from charging or enacting fines, charges or fees on use of plastic bags or similar plastic waste items. Basically, any fees charged to reduce use of wasteful plastic grocery bags are now illegal in Michigan. Ann Arbor was all set to enact a new bag law; this squashes that.

 Forget “Sharknado,” Lake Erie has its own special animal-centric weather system: Gullnado. Huge swarms of gulls develop in the wake of massive cargo ships moving through the Lake and its feeder streams, devouring the fish that get churned to the surface by ship propellers. The most common birds include ring-billed and herring gulls, joined in winter by Bonaparte’s and great black-backed gulls.

 The Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District Board has announced its full slate of meetings for the next year, to be held at 130 W. Dudley St. in Maumee. The next meeting is January 24 at 10am.  The Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Division of Soil and Water Conservation has announced the next round of funding for their Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). A five-year, $17.5 million program, the RCPP provides assistance funding to farmers to help curtail runoff from agriculture into Lake Erie. Applications, due by January 20, received from Ohio

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 Spurred on by potential fines of $25,000 a day, Canadian farmers are finding new ways to recycle fertilizer wastes to keep them out of Lake Erie. During rain events, hydroponic solutions were getting into the storm water ponds, which flow out to the bigger Lake. Some farmers have opted to pay for municipal wastewater treatment, others have begun utilizing their own recycling techniques. One of the farmers, Peter Quiring said that while the initial costs were in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, ongoing costs aren’t a significant part of his budget.


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Achieve your destiny and get aggressive on the flat track. The Glass City Rollers, Toledo’s premier roller derby team is seeking coaches. Looking for a head coach and an assistant, the Rollers need passionate individuals to help them roll to victory in 2017. While not a must, they would prefer someone who has coaching experience AND knows the sport of roller derby. Applicants should be familiar with the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) rules and safety protocol. At the very least, watch the movie Whip It before you apply. Requiring travel with night and weekend participation, both jobs are unpaid— but you do get to come up with your own awesome nickname. For more information, visit –JK

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On Sunday, January 15, writers and activists throughout the world are coming together to promote compassion, equality, free speech and social justice during #WritersResist. Concerned about the future of reproductive rights, and want to support the Capital Care Network, Toledo’s last abortion clinic? #WritersResist organizers will focus the day’s efforts on reproductive health. Join the Toledo Area Progressives (TAP) for an hour of stories during Writers Resist: True Tales of Reproductive Health, followed by an open dialogue with Ohio Representative Teresa Fedor. Beginning at noon, community members will share first-hand experiences about access to healthcare through prose, poetry and spoken word. At 1pm, join Fedor for a conversation about ways to support women, followed by a presentation of volunteer opportunities. Noon-2pm, Sunday, January 15. $10. Collingwood Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 2413 Collingwood Blvd., 419-244-2787. See “Writers Resist & TAP Present: True Tales of Reproductive Health� on Facebook for more information.

33 years of supporting aspiring minority youth

In 1988, Dr. Helen C. Cooks created Toledo EXCEL, a scholarship incentive program at the University of Toledo for student members of underrepresented campus groups. Help support this program during the 33rd Annual Conference for Aspiring Minority Youth. This year will feature guest keynote presenter Jemele Hill, an American sports journalist and co-host for ESPN2’s program, His & Hers. 7:30am-1pm, Saturday, January 28. The University of Toledo’s Student Union Auditorium. Free admission and lunch. Advance reservations strongly suggested but not required. Registration begins January 17. 419-530-3823. Free —AC

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Fits and starts

A mixed beginning to the New Year in City Politics. By Johnny Hildo Imagine this scenario. It’s pretty common, after all. You make the standard New Year’s resolution. You are finally determined to shed those extra pounds. You really, really mean it this time. Really. Then someone kindly gives you double chocolate peanut butter brownies as a gift. The whole pan’s worth. And you really, really love chocolate. And peanut butter. And brownies. Really. Poof. There goes the resolution, up in smoke even before the shine is off the New Year’’s baby’s cheeks.

A bad penny keeps turning up That’s pretty much what happened to us here at Hildo Central. We resolved to lose weight, to shed those gratuitous pot shots at the easy but irrelevant political targets. Most notably, we resolved to stop with the Farty Stinkfinger shenanigans. We really, really meant it. Then Carty refused to stay on the mat. He came storming back right into our laps like a chock full tin of double chocolate peanut butter brownies. What are we supposed to do? Eat the plate of freebie brownies, that’s what. Let us explain. It seemed pretty harmless. Political jurisdictions that get their water from the Toledo water treatment plant were all asked to pass a non-binding resolution supporting the creation of a regional water system. Several of the outlying municipalities already have. Toledo City Council decided to hold a committee hearing on the matter. No biggie. Until Carty strolled into the room to make his big ol’ splash, after having visited Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks Hudson to opine on the matter. It was typical, theatrical, bombastic Carty. Gotta make sure the ‘burbs don’t get too much power, he thundered. Gotta keep Toledo in the driver’s seat, he bellowed. Remember, it was exactly these kind of Carty blasts that got us where we are today. Suburban electeds always cast a mistrustful eye on the true motives of Toledo leaders, never forgetting the prior ministrations of one Carleton S. Finklestinky. The back to the future feel of all this is even worse than it appears, we’re afraid. Rumor has it that this was no isolated Carty statement at a poorly attended committee hearing. Nope. The stinky one is rumored to be eyeing a run for an at-large seat on Toledo City Council. This wasn’t just a Carty opinion. This was a campaign kick-off. Finklestink, back in the fray. An entire tin of brownies just fell into our lap. What’re we supposed to do, ignore it?

JC’s Comics N’ More: Your Pop Culture Super-Store Toledo’s iconic one-stop comic destination By Sam Koros

If we had a hammer

Wait, our saving grace has also arrived. We might have thrown away one resolution on the Fink, but we also resolved to get more exercise by casting a wider net out into the suburbs. Lo and behold, we cast the net and landed a whopper. Out in the hinterlands of Oregon we’ve heard that PJ Kapfhammer is running for a seat on the local skool board. Good ol’ PJ! Please, oh please let him get into the race. We’re certain we can count on him to give us plenty of targets for the coming year so we can keep our resolution. See, PJ used to be on the Oregon Board, elected there in twenty eleven. The election season featured an anonymous mailer detailing his longago criminal convictions, including for menacing. A bit more than four months into his term he was accused by a fellow board member of screaming at her and threatening her at the end of a committee meeting. Ol’ PJ shrugged it off, noting he doesn’t intend to be intimidating. He’s just a big guy who gets passionate and yells things like “I’m going to kick yer arse!” in people’s faces. Just like he did at his colleague on the board. Peej promptly resigned from board committees, saying he wasn’t liked at the Oregon administration building. That wasn’t the end for poor ol’ misunderstood bully boy PJ K, though. Peej eventually got elected president of the board, but it all came crashing down when he noticed an autistic honorary manager of Clay High School’s baseball team working out with team members. The predictable obscenity-laced screaming ensued, with Peej eventually getting charged with menacing. Passionate big guy that he is, Peej reached a plea deal to a lesser charge, but resigned his presidency, and also from the board, citing unrelated “personal reasons.” And now he’s back, a scant couple of years later. You can’t make this stuff up, folks. Go on, pass the brownies. We don’t care. We’re pretty confident we’ll get plenty of exercise in the coming year.

James Collins has brought superheros and pop culture memorabilia under one roof at JC’s Comics since 1985.

The colorful, beautifully illustrated pages of comic books are a source of joy, comfort and entertainment. Despite ubiquitous new media, comics remain an impactful medium. From superheroes, to the funnies, to artfullycrafted graphic novels, comics have an ability to delight and captivate an audience. From this artform emerges a community which unites people from diverse walks of life. Since 1985, local comic book destination JC’s Comics N’ More has allowed owner James Collins to express his passion for comics.

Humble Beginnings

“I’ve always read comics,” said Collins, “My dad always had comics, so my earliest memories of comics are certainly good memories.” In 1985, Collins purchased The Comic Stop on Hill Ave. “It came down to the very last place that I applied for a loan. If they hadn’t given me this loan, we wouldn’t be having this conversation.” It was difficult in the early years, as the former owner took his customer base with him through mail order: “It was a very rough year, I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it through the winter.” Despite these challenges, Collins staked his entire livelihood and home on the shop. Over the decades, through devoted patronage and word of mouth, the shop has been a lively hub for Toledo comic lovers and memorabilia enthusiasts. “31 years later and here I am,” Collins adds.

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Nerd mecca

JC’s Comics moved three years ago to St. James Plaza at Central and McCord. “It certainly was a very good move.” With new location conveniently located near other specialty hobby stores, “I get people that come in from Checkmate Games or Video Game Underground, it’s nice having those two here also,” said Collins. “It makes this a nerd mecca.” JC’s Comics N’ More has a spacious display of all things comic and comic memorabilia and any comic aficionado would enjoy browsing through the shop. The comics in the shop encompass all genres with a wide selection of collectible figures, as well as hobbyist supplies for aspiring comic artists.

Collectible Curiosities

JC’s finds collectible comics of a certain era. “[We get] a lot of older silver age key issues,” said Collins. “I’m always looking for older comics from the 1930s to the 1970s.” As for his rarest comic? “I’ve had Amazing Fantasy #15, the first appearance of The Amazing Spiderman,” Collins said.

The Future

While comics are still popular, the market appears cyclical. “It’s becoming a much more narrow specialty market (again),” explained Collins. JC’s Comics is a testament to the enduring art, storytelling and culture of comics.

11am-7pm. Monday-Tuesday and Saturday. 11am-8pm, Wednesday-Friday. Noon-5pm, Sunday. 6725 W. Central Ave., 419-531-6097.


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We could call this the Passion List. These eleven individuals exude passion when they explain their chosen focus. We chatted up an assortment of folks — specialists in health, business and activism — noting their importance for Northwest Ohio’s community wellness. And once we got to know them, we wanted to introduce them to you!


Sarah Skow A Toledo native who was born in Washington D.C. (that she technically has no birth state is her go-to trivia icebreaker), Sarah Skow is just a lawyer in the same way that the Pacific Ocean is just a body of water. With involvement in numerous charitable activities, it’s impressive that Skow finds time to serve the law. A lawyer for over 10 years and a partner in the law firm of Spengler Nathanson, she also puts in time with The Board of Trustees of the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo (incoming president), the Children’s Theater Workshop (president), a mentor at Mom’s House Sisters-in-Law Mentoring Program, The University of Toledo College of Law Dean’s Advisory Council, The University of Toledo Law Alumni Association Board of Governors, ABLE/LAWO Board of Directors, the ABLE/LAWO Emerging Leaders Council and the Walbridge Park Advisory Board. She serves on the Toledo Bar Association’s Board of Trustees and Pro Bono Advisory Board, in addition to her service on many other TBA Committees. Sarah is a Past President of the Toledo Jr. Bar Association, Past President of the Toledo Women’s Bar Association, and is a Barrister in the American Inns of Court. In 2016, Sarah was appointed to serve on the U.S. Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, Northern District of Ohio. “The people who are the greatest asset in this town are ones who have this energy and these ideas that they’ve shared,” Skow said, candidly, perhaps not realizing how she personifies those ideals. “You can have an impact beyond what your day-to-day routine is and that’s really fulfilling for me.” Oh, and in case you thought she wasn’t quite busy enough, she’s also started a grassroots effort called Fight Homelessness. Period. that collects feminine hygiene products for low-income and homeless women.

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Tony Rasczyk &Sally Binard [ H e a r t a nd S oul - A c t ivis t s ] “I had a family member who was diagnosed with schizophrenia, and to bring an awareness to them and other types of mental illness, we decided to do a fundraiser,” explains Tony Rasczyk, who with his business partner (and neighbor) Sally Binard started the annual Heart and Soul fundraiser. That was 13 years ago, and the event has grown ever since. Pairing dinner and entertainment, the fundraiser typically draws 300 people at $40 a head. Plus additional sponsorships, Rasczyk estimates that the event brought in $25,000 last year for mental health organizations including Harbor, the Wernert Center and Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital. Since beginning in 2003, the effort has collected over $300,000 in total. Donating their time for the fundraiser, Rasczyk runs Consign-it! Home Interiors, an upscale resale shop and Binard has occupied board positions for Prevent Blindness, David’s House and Planned Parenthood, among others. A grassroots organization, much of the help for the fundraisers comes not only from the boards and workers of beneficiaries like the Wernert Center, but also from people with mental illnesses who receive help from these treatment centers. “We have 45 volunteers at each event and those all come from the agencies (served by the Wernert Center),” Binard said. The next Heart and Soul event is scheduled for February 4, go to to find out how you can get involved.

“ If I wouldn’t have done that, I’m 100 percent sure that the building would have been torn down.”


Many buildings in downtown Toledo receiving a facelift, have Dave Ball’s influence in some way. The developer bought his first building downtown in 1985 and has been connected to development in the area ever since. “We really care about downtown’s success; if downtown succeeds, the whole region will succeed, it’s that critical,” said Ball, a Toledo native. Responsible for the Gardner Building, the Ohio Building, the Woolworth and Osterman Buildings, the whole Durty Bird corner, the Hylant Building and the land where the parking garage sits between Superior and St. Clair, recently Ball acquired the former Greyhound bus station and the adjoining Pythian Castle. “When I was a young guy in the business, Portside was successful. Not really understanding the development process (at that point), I thought we’d arrived. I thought Toledo was already there,” Ball recalls. “As I got more experi-

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enced, I realized it wasn’t the case, these projects were funded by Monopoly money.” Since then, he’s been concerned with developing based on the needs of the community, taking on meaningful projects. The project that he’s most proud of is the Toledo Edison Steam Plant. “I owned it for 10 years, I did all the environmental remediation, I did all the engineering, did all the site work, did all the historical applications and got through all that with the park service. I paid $600,000 and babysat it before Promedica came to the table. If I wouldn’t have done that, I’m 100 percent sure that the building would have been torn down and we wouldn’t be having this discussion about Promedica downtown.” Ball has been working hard for decades to make this city great again and there’s no arguing with that. CONTINUED ON PAGE 8



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“We all have crazy stories to tell.”


Dani Fuller

The Creative Director for the River Center Foundation, an organization that raises money for eating disorder awareness and advocacy, Dani Fuller had been directly impacted by eating issues growing up. “I am tall and I come from a very petite family. It could be very destructive. I felt very large, the biggest person in the room. I felt not loveable; I internalized it in so many different ways. I spent a good amount of my life trying to fit into something smaller.” That led to her making self-acceptance her life’s work. Moving from Chicago, Fuller, a true artist who got her MFA in illustration, cofounded the Red Bird Arts District a year ago, with an eye towards art as a means to enriching lives, both aesthetically and mentally. The River Center Gallery she started (5679 Main St.) benefits numerous individuals and causes. The money raised through the selling of artwork (some pieces come from artists with disabilities) goes directly towards helping the Foundation. “The concept is that we’re all art, we’re all creative beings,” said Fuller. “It’s diluting the idea that your stigma is your eating disorder, your stigma is your mental illness, it’s embracing that we’re all on life journeys. It’s a celebration, which is bett er than just being a gallery or just raising money for eating disorders. We all have crazy stories to tell.”

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The quintessential life-long activist, Mike Ferner has lately been beating the drum to get some traction on the cleanup of Lake Erie. Polluted by runoff from farm fertilizers, the Lake affects both the health and livelihood of many who live around it. Through the efforts of Ferner’s group, Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie, and others, NW Ohio is seeing some traction as Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and others are acting on preserving the waters. Ferner would be the first to tell you that there is a long way to go yet, but his connection to the Lake is palpable. “The Lake’s been a big part of our lives. We don’t go fishing or anything, but we really enjoy it,” he said. Ferner, a local to NW Ohio, grew up working on a farm in Berkey, which gave him an awareness of the environmental issues that would be his central focus. From there, he went into the Navy and got out as a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War. An activism stint trying to block aircraft carriers from going to war zones lead Ferner to champion more causes including anti-nuclear power and worker’s rights as a union organizer. He’s been a city councilman (‘89 and ‘91), ran for the mayor’s seat multiple times, author and National President of Veteran’s For Peace. Ferner’s wife eventually told him, “Why don’t you just do writing and activism full-time and forget about finding something that pays?” Officially taking retirement at age 62, Ferner has spent the last four or so years as a full-time activist, with his focus being an impairment designation for Lake Erie. Ferner explains, “This movement needed someone to turn it up to 11 and start getting in people’s faces and naming names and not being quiet and polite about it. And so that’s what we’ve done.”

“This movement needed someone to turn it up to 11 and start getting in people’s faces” [ S E W H O P E , TO L E D O H E A LT H C E NT E R - H E A LT H ]

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Dr. Anne Ruch “You can’t just try to educate a kid if you don’t provide them with nutrition. And if the mom didn’t have prenatal care, they’re not equipped to go to school when they’re 6- years- old,” is the founding idea behind SewHope, a poverty aid organization started by OB/GYN Dr. Anne Ruch (though she’s quick to defer the credit). “We went to Guatemala in 1998 with our church, St. Paul’s Lutheran in Maumee, and when we were there, I was just really shocked at the level of poverty I’d never seen before. I’m a doctor and I thought, ‘Oh I’ll just come here once in awhile and do doctor stuff. Pretty soon, I realized you can’t do much going to another country for a week or two.” Starting SewHope in 2006, Ruch has focused on one area of Guatemala specifically, the Peten. “We’ve been doing that for a number of years and we’ve had tremendous support from a number of people in Toledo. It’s grown over the years and we now have a big health and education center there.” Ruch had an epiphany: “Why am I flying 3,000 miles to take care of disadvantaged people, when I can do it in my own community?” She began volunteering downtown at Lifeline Ministries, a medical bus that parks across from the Toledo Lucas County Public Library every Saturday morning. There, she found the same poverty, right in the Glass City. Keeping with her generous spirit, she teamed with Promedica to put in a clinic downtown, at 1736 Broadway (in the old South End Library building). The Toledo Health Center opens in May, but the good doctor is already seeing patients— at the church next door.

“Why am I flying 3,000 miles to take care of disadvantaged people, when I can do it in my own community?”


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Kevin Spitler [ T o l e d o H e m p C e n t e r - B u s i n e s s / H e a l th ]

Kevin Spitler sat down to talk with a cup of coffee that was 75 percent coffee bean, 25 percent roasted hemp seed. He clearly believes in his products and their ability to help people. “In that hemp seed, you get all your protein, calcium, iron, and all the other essentials, but it also has your Omegas— Omega 3 is an antiinflammatory,” he said, providing a pharmaceutical education in the benefits of what some misperceive as just a marijuana derivative. To be fair, Spitler started out with a medical marijuana dispensary in Michigan, but he moved back to Ohio, which had not legalized medical marijuana, to take care of his ailing mother. He opened the Toledo Hemp Center (815 Phillips Ave.), offering over 300 hemp products including nutrition options and a lot of CBD (non-psychotropic) products. “It’s a lot like medical marijuana but you can’t get high from it,” Spitler says, which is important for his client base, much of which caters to elderly folks looking for herbal pain relief that avoids the high. “The Toledo Hemp Center has become a senior citizen haven.” Spitler sees himself as a sort of advocate for the hemp industry, working tirelessly to overcome the stigma of buzzwords like marijuana and THC attached to hemp products. “Grandma can get the kids topicals and not have to worry about the kid getting high,” Spitler said. “It’s helping these kids with autism, seizures, cancer patients— all the way down to just anxiety and depression.” Fighting the good fight is Spitler’s calling. And if you’re a medical practitioner interested in becoming more hands-on with cannabis (or a patient who wants to become more savvy), the Toledo Hemp Center is working with The Medical Cannabis Institute to help nurses and doctors get accredited certification through online cannabinoid care coursework.


“The Toledo Hemp Center has become a senior citizen haven.”

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“Back when we started, there wasn’t a tech ecosystem in Toledo,” said Stuart Bertsch.

Keith Instone &StuartBertsch [ Tech Toledo - Business ]

“Back when we started, there wasn’t a tech ecosystem in Toledo. The idea was to bring these (tech-savvy) people together in one room and share what’s happening, that was the original idea,” said Bertsch (pictured at right). “It evolved to helping our existing companies get better at tech,” added Instone. “The Andersons is a prototypical local company. If they get better at tech, they’re going to be able to compete better in a global market. So when we started bringing these people together, and The Andersons needed some of those software developers, we could easily identify them.” Their biggest work to date? Bringing the TechHire Initiative to Toledo. An innovative program launched by the White House’s Technology Officer, TechHire connects the Glass City to a pipeline of 20 other selected tech cities, which will facilitate tech jobs in Toledo as well as training for those jobs. This provides an opportunity to offer good, local computer and technology-immersed careers because of the hard work by Tech Toledo. That’s pretty much the definition of community spirit.

Andrew Newby Started with the goal of applying a “brewery attitude” to a whiskey company, Andrew Newby and his cofounders Dustin Wade and Lukas Kummer, decided a career in spirits was only natural for the Toledo-based entrepreneurs. “In Northwest Ohio, we’ve got grain, we’ve got water and we’ve got glass,” Newby said. “The best thing you can do with those three things is make whiskey.” An understatement, Toledo Spirits is actually innovating with a new spin on an ancient practice. Distilling their premier brand, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot in small batches allows them to experiment with formulas and flavors, playing with tastes and aging to hone each batch into something unique. “It’s the ultimate slow food,” Newby said. “You’ve got to make something and wait a while to see if it’s good or not.” Distillation itself isn’t hard, “Making good whiskey isn’t our challenge,” Newby admitted. “How do you start this company and create a consistent product that people like, that is our challenge. To supplement the entry into the alcoholic beverages market, Newby owns another company, Avatar, a marketing technology firm he started in 1997, which is his primary business right now. “It is my first love from a business perspective.” But with the release of Toledo Spirits’ latest innovation, a strawberry-flavored vodka called Heart of Glass, Newby may be tempted to share his affection.

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“We’ve been corralling grass roots efforts around technology, design and entrepreneurship that have bubbled up over the last few years,” said Instone (pictured at left), one half of this omnipresent duo that has their hands on much of Toledo’s tech/ startup scene. Their mission is to make Toledo better through the use of technology. It’s an exciting idea for a town better known for its blue-collar workmanship, and with Bertsch (pictured at right) and Instone’s (pictured at left) volunteer organization hard at work, they have made cutting-edge concepts, like the Pitch and Pour, a reality.

“Whiskey is the ultimate slow food”



wedding guide OMG, I’m actually engaged? A simplified guide for the overwhelmed bride (or groom) By Jordan Killam & Athena Cocoves Not everyone dreams about their wedding day while growing up. For some of us, getting married is exciting— but also a totally scary and anxious adventure. Relax. It doesn’t have to be like that.

Wedding photos— Give it your best shot Local photographer Mary Wyar creates cinematic, stylish images. Wyar loves to make her clients comfortable by providing services like styling to bring out the best in her subjects. We thought she’d be the perfect person to give camera-shy couples advice about taking great wedding photos.

4 Tips for Finding a Good Wedding Photographer (For You) 1. Pick up on their vibe. Don’t just look at their photos— try to get a sense of their personality. Do they sound like a person you’d enjoy being around?

Mary Wyar

2. Scope their social media. An active social media presence hints that a professional photographer is engaged with their audience. Overworked photographers typically don’t keep up on social media. 3. Reach out for more than just pricing. If a photographer is committed to working well with you, they’ll want to see if your personalities are a match. After all, you’ll see them as much as you’ll see your spouse on your wedding day! 4. Trust is key. If you sincerely trust your photographer, you’ll be more relaxed and happy and it will show in your photos. Remember to laugh, smile and show off your love!

Photo Credit: Mary Wyar Photography

This guide is dedicated all the people who are very much in love with each other, but not so much with the wedding-planning process. Planning a wedding doesn’t have to be like mobilizing an army— and you don’t have to be a couple who spends $50k. It’s your day, you can do what you want, and you should enjoy it.

Small & Simple Bryan and Catie’s 10-Guest Pared-down Wedding Societal norms and excited families pushed Bryan and Catie Price into planning a big wedding, but their own personalities forced them to simplify. for. This is the story of a couple who thought they wanted a large, lavish wedding at one of Toledo’s most exclusive locations. Six months after they were engaged, with the venue booked and over 170 save-the-dates mailed, Bryan and Catie Price chose to turn the ship around. They re-did everything. Their way. What happened? Catie: We always thought we wanted a small wedding. That’s us. But then, all the societal norms get to you and our families were all excited. So we decided to have a big wedding. “We can do it. We can handle all these people!” I literally asked Bryan, “Can’t we just run away?” One day, we just looked at each other and decided that we weren’t doing the big thing anymore— and that was that. Right after we decided, we were both so relieved. Then what? Catie: We looked online for small chapels and the Wolcott House Chapel was perfect for keeping our ceremony small and intimate. We wanted to go out for a nice meal afterwards and NINE, at Hensville downtown, met our needs. What other arrangements were simplified? Catie: Surprisingly, not much. From the beginning, I wanted a simple dress, so I kept the dress I had originally bought for $200 from David’s Bridal.

What did your family and friends think of “Wedding 2.0”? Catie: They were all supportive. My sister kept saying “This is so you!” She was proud of me for following my heart and not letting other people pressure me into doing something I didn’t want to. We’re not the most outgoing, extravagant people, so everyone understood our choice. Were you pleased with how everything turned out? Bryan: It really felt exactly right for us. Everything was perfect. I remember saying to Catie, “Can you imagine if we had done the big wedding today?” There was already so much emotion that day... I couldn’t imagine having to deal with all the people and arrangements on top of that. What do you love most about each other? Catie: He’s so caring and laid back about it. Sometimes, he’ll just look at me and know I need a hug. That’s what hooked me. He’s just so genuine about what he does! Bryan: She stole my answer! Catie: And that too! So many times when I go to say something, he says, “I was just about to say that!” Bryan: Catie just has a special way of brightening my day no matter what. Catie grew up in Maumee and Bryan hails from Davison, Michigan. They currently live in Brighton, MI. Bryan work as a software developer for an insurance company, and Catie will soon finish school where she is working towards a degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant.


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Let botanical beauty blossom Two young local floral designers are taking arrangements to the next level. Jenny VanHoutte of Gardenview Flowers and Audrey Ackerman of Floral Pursuit both create modern sculptures that range from unusual and artistic to romantic and color-saturated.

The Semi-Spontaneous Brides Angie and Erica’s 24-hour whirlwind wedding While they were already engaged for over a year, Angie and Erica Cucunato decided to get married within 24 hours following the 2016 Presidential election. Angie and Erica Cucunato knew they wanted to get married in 2017, but the results of the 2016 election left them feeling uneasy. Concerned that their right to marry may be threatened in the next administration, they kicked into high gear and planned a wedding— immediately. In one day. Here’s what happened: Did the outcome of the election influence your decision to get married? Angie: I can’t explain how overjoyed and hopeful I felt the day gay marriage was legalized. While I knew that I wasn’t going to lose my right to get married the day after the election (as so many of my friends joked), I did feel a sense of urgency. So, I guess we did get married sooner than planned, but we got married because we are in love and that is what matters. So, how do you getting married in 24 hours in Toledo? Erica: We decided at 10am to get married and the wedding was at 6pm the same day. We went

to Simply Married for the ceremony. The venue is not some cheesy Vegas chapel. It is really beautiful. Even though it was short notice, the chapel was full of friends and family. Afterwards we went to The Attic on Adams for celebratory drinks. Amelia Jarrett [bar manager] was an absolute gem. She made sure everyone was taken care of with a food spread and drinks... complete with a champagne toast when we walked in. What do you love most about each other? Erica: Angie is my favorite person to hang out with. She makes me a better, more responsible person. She encourages me to push myself further. Angie: Erica keeps me grounded. I have a tendency to overreact. She brings me back to reality and makes me laugh harder than anyone I have ever met. Angie is a Toledo native, Erica is from Columbus. Angie currently works as a Coffee Roaster and Account Manager. Erica is a Family Advocate for Accelero Learning.

Encore started out selling designer sample gowns, giving ladies the oppurtunity to wear fabulous gowns at 50-70% off the retail price. Now we’ve learned just what our customers are looking for and the budgets they can afford. So we’ve decided to pick up lines that we think our girls are going to love!

We now carry: David Tutera by Mon Cheri • Jasmine • Jasmine Couture • Unforgettable by Bonny & Enchanting by Mon Cheri.

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For the “your fairy-tale ending” If you’re a romantic at heart, check out Gardenview Flowers in Grand Rapids, OH. Work with Jenny VanHoutte to create storybook arrangements to be worn, carried, or displayed. Jenny’s propensity for unapologetically colorful arrangements set her work apart. Clients have raved about her ability to turn raw spaces into fairy dreamscapes. Whether you seek a tablescape overflowing with bursting garlands or a tidy bridal bouquet, she can help you realize your vision. 11160 S. River Rd., Grand Rapids, OH. 419-832-3373,

For the creative soul Stop into Floral Pursuit, where you’ll discover hard-to-find plants or otherworldly bouquets. Design a unique centerpiece or carry eyecatching fauna and flora. Owner Audrey Ackerman takes special care to ensure that very piece in her shop is sculptureworthy and evocative of wild natural beauty. There, you’ll discover hard-to-find plants or cleverly composed arrangements. If you work with Floral Pursuit, it’s quite certain no one else in town is sporting the same flower scheme and you’ll be supporting a downtown business to boot. 48 S. St. Clair St., 419-


Something borrowed, something new... Planning a personalized, Pinterestfriendly wedding? Get your DIY on at the annual “After ‘I do’ Sale.” Shop for gently-used items from newlyweds, selling accoutrements from their wedding, during a fun, garage sale-style afternoon. Brides-to-be can purchase those extra spools of ribbon, mason jars and more— without breaking the bank— while former brides clear out their craft closet. Not a DIY-diva? This year, local wedding professionals will show off their work with themed displays called Vendor Snapshots. Each Snapshot will include live models, cake samples, reception displays and more. Brides interested in shopping for their upcoming nuptials— without the competition— should register for the “Early Bride” shopping tickets. For $15, shoppers get in the doors 30 minutes early. Limited tickets available. Please register in advance. 10am-1pm. Saturday, January 21. Parkway Place, 2500 Parkway Plaza, Maumee. 419-794-2121., Free


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Your friend, the Minister? These days, it’s not uncommon to hear about people being married by family members and friends, as opposed to clergy. reported an increase, from 29 percent in 2009 to 40 percent in 2015, of weddings performed by a couple’s family member or friend. For local arts and community activist Ryan Bunch, becoming an ordained minister was the beginning of a fun new adventure. “I always tell people, ‘it’s not about what they want, it’s about whether or not their grandma is going to be happy when it’s over!’” Bunch said. “I have yet to receive any complaints from grandmas!”

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Since 1962, Universal Life Church has ordained more than 20 million people. To learn more about becoming an ordained Minister through the Universal Life Church, visit for details.

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Dance Party? DJ Jon Zenz’s tips to get everyone busting a move Jon Zenz knows how to read a crowd. He’s one of the founders of uptown’s most popular dance party, “Wait, Wait, Don’t Touch Me,” in addition to being a sound engineer. We asked him how to keep everyone dancing.

Something borrowed, something new...

1. Remember to include everyone. Sure, Aunt Sue might be into Skrillex, but not everyone is. 2. Group dances, while corny, rule. Open bars and formal wear are the perfect ingredients for Chicken Dance success. See also the Electric Slide or the Cupid Shuffle. 3. Go slow. Don’t forget slow dances. Everyone loves them. 4. Get personal. Make sure the songs reflect your personalities— it’s your wedding. Not sure if a song is right? Submit to this simple test: is it your favorite song that you want to hear on the best day of your life? It’s on the list. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue…. Make a statement and surround yourself in romantic lace by opting for a vintage wedding dress that will keep you under budget.

5. End with something epic. Think sing-a-long, think dancing on top of the bar, think choreography, consider pyrotechnics. Go nuts.

Allison Dow, owner of House of Dow, has a large assortment of vintage bridal wear, available in all sizes. Her curated collection of dresses and accessories are beautiful, timeless and unique— perfect for a bride with a matching personality. Stop by the shop to browse her collection.

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Do you want to host a Botox Party or Cosmetic Medicine Education Event? We can do that! Call us to set it up.

Sizing The patient’s body and natural tissue will guide the physician to determine the measurements for the implant base. Once the base diameter and type of implant are selected, the patient must only decide the projection desired, which is a scale from 1 (nobody can tell) to 4 (obvious augmentation). Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetic procedures like breast augmentation are performed under local anesthesia, as opposed to general anesthesia. This reduces recovery time and procedure risk, in addition to significantly reducing the cost of the procedure.

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Handcrafted Invitations Custom Printed For You A customized creation can act as more than an announcement for your upcoming nuptials— stunning stationery can serve as a sentimental symbol of your special day. Opt for something unique with locally-made, handcrafted invitations printed just for you by Amy Lesniewicz of Alice-Louise Press. The printmaker treats each order as a piece of art, and has made a name for herself since opening her studio in 2015. Lesniewicz recently completed a stationery order for late-night talk show host/comedian Jimmy Kimmel and debuted a wholesale line at this year’s National Stationery Show in NYC. For custom orders, and to view samples, which include invitations, programs, place cards, coasters, event cards and more, visit the shop in person or see online.

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Alice-Louise Press, 107 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg. For customized orders, call 419-345-8045. To set up an appointment. Visit

Find the right bite The buzz around Toledo is that Cynthia’s Catering is “ridiculously good.” Proprietess Cynthia Gehring Bunch loves to make creatively personal dishes for parties, both large and small. Want to makes sure your wedding is delicious? We asked Cynthia for tips on making sure everything is served well. Cynthia’s Guide to a Having a Deliciously Successful Wedding 1. Timing is everything. Contact your caterer early in your planning. I always appreciate it if the prospective couple can give me their date at least six months before their wedding, so that they are sure to secure that date. 2. Meet in person early on. You can discuss your vision and make sure that everyone is on the same page. Keep in touch and then finalize the details a month before.

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Event & Banquet Space The Chalet at Oak Shade Grove is one of the Toledo area’s premier rental facilities. It is perfect for weddings, anniversaries, corporate events, community events, and related functions. The Park is the home of the German-American Festival and sits on a wooded twelve acre park in Oregon, Ohio. It is one of the area’s most beautiful settings, tucked away in a park like setting. Ample lighted parking is available.

Our Outdoor Reception Area on the beautiful grounds will hold up to 600! For more info contact us at: (419) 260-2678 Email:

2. Make sure your caterer is aware of any food allergies/sensitivities. Food should be labeled with a card at the event so that if someone has an allergy they know what meals to avoid. This practice is appreciated by guests.


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Back in Time— Vistula District So your wedding isn’t traditional, but you love age-old aesthetics. You don’t have to step back into historic customs to enjoy a bit of history on your big day. Tucked into the Vistula Historic District is The Casey-Pomeroy House Bed & Breakfast, a massive, handsome mansion built in 1870 and restored in 2003. With a handful of luxurious, spacious rooms adorned with elegant and lavish surroundings, newlyweds can even enjoy a couple’s massage during their romantic getaway. The house also has a small chapel, bridal suite, kitchen and entertaining space. The best part? You definitely won’t be able to lodge your entire wedding party. Your extended family will just have to stay somewhere else‌ perhaps far, far away. Prices from rooms and suites range from $145-$185 per night. For event rates, call 419-243-1440. 802 N. Huron St.,



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Raise a glass, craft beer enthusiasts Sample over 250 craft brews, from nearly 50 local and national breweries, during the third annual Winter Brewfest, which began in 2015 as an event to spotlight the burgeoning craft beer marketplace. Local breweries such as the Black Cloister Brewing Company, Great Black Swamp and the Maumee Bay Brewing Company will be featured along with many other national and regional brewers. Each attendee will receive “taste tickets” for brew samples. Live entertainment accompanies. 5-9pm Saturday, January 14 at Fifth Third Field, with an after party at Fleetwood’s Tap Room and NINE. $35-$55. 419-725-4367.

Get brewing with the Glass City Mashers Do you want to homebrew but feel overwhelmed by the process? Brewin’ ain’t as easy as drinking… Fortunately, Toledo is home to a club of beer lovers and homebrewers. Join the Glass City Mashers for the January meeting— get to know club members and learn what the Mashers are all about. The group will discuss 2017, contests and events, like Toledo Beer Week, HomebrewCon, the Glass City Beer Fest, and more. 7-10pm Thursday, January 12. Hungarian Club of Toledo, 224 Paine Ave., 419-698-5195. Free

Yer mom’s cooking Your mom is probably a great cook— you might wonder if she has more than one pair of hands— but no mom compares to downtown Toledo’s newest culinary surprise: Yer Mom’s House of Eats. Unlike your mom, Yer Mom’s represents four pairs of hands: Micah Risher from House Of Eats, Chefs Drew and Tracy Ruiz, as well as Tobias Czlapinski of Saints & Sinners. The partnership opened up their new lunch spot December 21, offering locally sourced, scratch-made, vegan-friendly, healthy and flavorful meals. The menu of craft soups, sandwiches, salads, tacos, and more, changes daily. 11am-3pm, Monday-Friday. 316 N. Michigan Ave. (on the first floor of The Toledo Building, across from the Main Library). —AC

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Culinary Thursday 1.12


Travel Tastings, Jamaica! Dégagé Jazz Café

Experience Jamaica through food, drink and conversation. Sarah Krafty, from Krafty Travel of Perrysburg, brings a new topic revolving around travel each month. There will be wine, beer, and food available for tasting. 7pm. $10. 301 River Rd., Maumee. 419-794-8205.

Original brews created weekly at the new Earnest Brew Works By Jon Ruggiero

Curing Dégagé Jazz Café

Learn the process of curing meats with the cooking classes at Degage Jazz Cafe. Space is limited, and registration is necessary. 7pm. $75. 301 River Rd., Maumee. 419-794-8205.

Friday 1.13

Boutique Tasting Walt Churchill’s Market

Diana Kerr-Brown from Wine Trends will bring a boutique selection from California and Italy. 4pm. Prices vary for tastings. 26625 N. Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg. 419-794-4000. \

Friday 1.13

Beer Tasting Corks Wine and Liquor

Corks Wine and Liquor encourages you to find your new favorite brew. Beer tastings repeat every Friday at 6pm. Price varies based on the beers being tasted. 27250 Crossroads, Rossford. 419-872-6800.

Saturday 1.14 Friday 1.13

A Cup ‘O Kindness Tea: Celebrating Robert Burns and all things Scottish Sweet Shalom Tea Room

Sweet Shalom Tea Room will be celebrating the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns with performances of Scottish music and poetry. Scottish favorites including warm oat scones, Cock-a-Leekie soup, oatcakes with Ploughmans Paté, and much more will be served. There will also be a bottomless pot of tea. 11am. $23.95. 8216 Erie St., Sylvania. 419-297-9919.

Sunday 1.15

The menu of brews at Earnest Brew Works can be different from week to week.

There’s a small building in South Toledo that you might overlook if you’re not paying attention. Inside the building is a mad scientist's lab that local beer enthusiasts shouldn’t miss. Two home brewers, Scot Yarnell and Keefe Snyder, have mashed their heads, recipes and resources together to create Earnest Brew Works, a new brewery and taproom, located on Detroit Ave. The two earnest brewers met in 2014 through a local homebrewers association, the Glass City Mashers (read more about the club in our Poppers on pg. 13). Since then, they’ve been kicking around an idea to start their own brewery. The pair saw what was happening in bigger markets and brought it to their South Toledo neighborhood, opening Earnest Brew Works this past October.

Avant-garde Ales

Earnest (showing sincere and intense conviction) is the proper way to describe the work Yarnell and Snyder are doing. The brewers share 25 years of experience making beer on their own. Yarnell says those experiences helped create, “a notebook with about 103 beer recipes and ideas that we’d like to try.” They test out these recipes with an ever-changing menu of beers, including weekly firkin brews. Firkins, as Snyder explained, are small kegs which hold individual batches of the more inspired and bizarre beers the Earnest guys have come up with. The

Sunday Brunch at Brandywine Brandywine Country Club

Brandywine Country Club will have a buffet style brunch. 10am. $12. 6904 Salisbury Rd., Maumee. 419-865-2393.

Friday 1.20 double fermentation process used with the firkins allows Yarnell and Snyder to experiment by adding unusual and unexpected ingredients to the brews, like hibiscus petals, pie crusts or Guatemalan coffee. This inventiveness is showcased weekly, as a new firkin is opened every Thursday. As Earnest bartender Nick Mandros explains, “the beer in the firkins is best on the Thursday it comes out, when it still has its carbonation”— but is still great until the last pint is sold.

You Choose The Brew

Of course, the firkin creations aren’t the only beers to try. Earnest has a revolving menu of 12 beers on tap: everything from traditional IPAs and porters, to new takes on Oktoberfest ales and stouts. Yarnell explained he and Snyder constantly want to try new things, “then let the customers choose what we keep brewing.” The brewery has a cozy bar area, with glass doors that lead to the taproom. If you’d like to take your brew to go, Earnest has growlers and cans on hand, or you can bring in a growler of your own to fill. At Earnest Brew Works, expect to meet a knowledgeable staff, eager to pour you a beer, brewed in earnest.

Winning Winter Wines: Great Fireside Sips The Toledo Museum of Art

Enjoy a glass of wine and light snack in the Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art as part of the Museum’s It’s Friday! Series. 6:30pm. $25/ members, $35/non-members. 2445 Monroe St., 419-255-8000.

Wednesday 1.25

High-Yield Vegetable Gardening The 577 Foundation

This class will teach gardeners how to harvest desired amounts of their crops, regardless of the size of their garden. Garden guides and worksheets will help gardeners choose the type of crop to grow. 6pm. $20. 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. 419-872-0305.

Tastings Wednesday 1.11

Wine Tasting Sofo’s Italian Market

Sample wine at Sofo’s Italian Market. Every tasting will feature a sample of a Sofo food product or family recipe. 5pm. Price varies based on the beers being tasted. 5400 Monroe St., 419-882-8555.

Thursday 1.12

Wine Tasting Cork’s Wine and Liquor

Cork’s Wine and liquor offers a taste from their large selection of wines. The wines being featured are Cristal, Krug, Dom Perignon, and more. Wine tastings repeat every Thursday at 6pm. Price varies on the wines being tasted. 27250 Crossroads, Rossford. 419-872-6800.

Earnest Brew Works. 4-10pm, Wednesday-Thursday. 4-11pm, Friday. Noon-11pm, Saturday. 4342 S. Detroit Ave., 419-340-289 ,

Blended Wines Walt Churchill’s Market

The blending of wines creates a more complex and unique flavor. This tasting allows customers to taste blended wines from around the world. 2pm. Price varies based on the wines being tasted. 3320 Briarfield Blvd.., Maumee. 419-794-4000.

Wednesday 1.18

Wine and Paint Parties Chateau Tebeau Winery

Enjoy a glass of wine as you create a unique art piece. The step by step instructions will teach participants how to use stencils. No previous experience is needed for these sessions. There are two sessions to pick from: 11:30am-1:30pm & 6-8pm. $45. Prepaid reservation is required. 525 State Route 635, Helena. 419-572-0796.

Friday 1.20

Beer and Wine Walt Churchill’s Market

Discover a unique wine or beer. Jeff Stroud will be providing a selection for the tasting. 4pm. Prices vary for tastings. 26625 N Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg. 419-794-4000.

Friday 1.20

Wine Tasting Series at the Toledo Zoo The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium

Try a taste of something wild at the Toledo Zoo. The Wine Tasting Series allows you to explore the Zoo while enjoying different types of wine. This is the first wine tasting of the season! It will takes place in the Aquarium with a selection of hors d’oeuvres and live music. The upcoming tasting schedule includes: Saturday, February 11- Wine & Dine in the Aquarium for Valentine’s Day! (2/11), Museum of Science Great Hall (3/17), Arctic Encounter® (4/22), The Lodge (5/19) and Nairobi (6/23). Space for events are limited, and reservations are required. Guests must be 21 or over with a valid ID to attend. 7pm. $40/members, $45/non-members. 2700 Broadway St., 419-385-5721.

Saturday 1.21

New Zealand and Australian Wines Walt Churchill’s Market

Taste wines that make their way from the southern hemisphere. There will be unique imports from New Zealand and Australia. 2pm. Price varies on the wines being tasted. 3320 Briarfield Blvd., Maumee. 419-794-4000.

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January 11 • January 24


Picasso, anyone? Feel the need to wax philosophic about Modigliani and the like? A great bet for engaging artistic discussion is the Toledo Museum of Art’s Art Book Club. This month’s selection is the compendium work, Stories of Art & Artists compiled by Diana Secker Tesdell. Assorted essays by some major influencers in the art world are tied in with works actually in the Museum’s collection. On Thursday, January 19, a docent-led tour will highlight the artistic works in the Museum that correlate with the themes presented in the book. Feel free to attend one or both presentations. Space is limited and you must register individually for each event. 5:30pm. Tuesday, January 17. The Center for Visual Arts Art Library, 2445 Monroe St., 419-254-5770. Free

Cable insider Not just an insider’s peek into the high-functioning world of area cable, this is a story of growth, both for the business and NW Ohio. Building Blocks: Buckeye CableSystem’s Communications Revolution, From Printer’s Ink to Cable to Fiber by Tom Dawson recounts the history and lessons learned through the author’s time both as a journalist reporting on the issues and an executive with the company. See how a small regional television provider grew into a major multimedia industry player via the recollections of a long-time local. Dawson spent 23 years as a writer and editor for The Blade and several more years helping build the Buckeye empire. His book has been accepted for use as a business textbook and is available on Amazon ($32.99), Kindle ($31.34) and at Barnes & Nobles.

Read herring? You don’t need to be a detective to deduce that whodunit stories are popular fodder for discussion groups. The excellently-named Booked For Murder Mystery Book Club is dying to meet you. Happy to take on new members, the group meets at the Sanger Branch the second Monday of each month. This month will feature a round table discussion that will help decide the slate of reading choices for the year ahead. We suggest L.A. Rotten or The Dead Janitors Club. Copies of the next reading selection will be made available at the library each preceding month. 7-8pm. Monday, January 9. Toledo Lucas County Public Library Sanger Branch, 3030 W. Central Ave., 419-259-5370. Free –JK

literary events Saturday 1.21 [Literary] Glass City Poetry Happy Hour & Open Mic - Enjoy a casual conversation about poetry and the writing process.Starting at 3pm,there will be an open mic for poetry and music.Share your work and receive feedback from other writers. Happy hour specials. Glass City Roasters, 1240 W. Sylvania Ave., 419-787-7764. Find Glass City Roasters on Facebook.

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January 11 • January 24

“It’s Only a Play” – and More Theater veteran Barbara Barkan brings classic comedy to the Rep By Jeff McGinnis

No trouble in doubt What happens when the foundations of your beliefs begin to crack? Explore the relationship between faith and doubt in contemporary Christianity during a presentation of the thought-provoking and timely play, The Christians by Lucas Hnath, presented by Broken Spectacle Productions. 7pm Thursday, January 12 and Friday, January 13. $15/pre-sale tickets. At the door: $15/students, $20/general. First Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green, 126 S. Church St., Bowling Green. 419-352-5176.

Ballet from the boroughs For four decades, the Dance Theatre of Harlem has provided arts education, community outreach, positive role models and a world-class school to train aspiring and talented dancers from Harlem and around the world in classical ballet and the allied arts. See cutting-edge new works and beloved masterpieces from the iconic institution when the Dance Theatre of Harlem is Live on Stage! at The Valentine Theatre during a onenight-only show. 7:30pm Wednesday, January 18. $38-$58. The Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St., 419-242-ARTS. Photo Credit: Krysta Sa

Caring for Broadway

(Left to Right) Actors Bill Quinlan, Greg Kissner, Suzanne Jennens, Nancy Wright, Jeffrey Albright, Matthew Johnston and Keiichi Koshino prepare— although “It’s Only a Play.” For actors, directors, producers and crew, preparing for a show can be a lot of fun. The really nerve-wracking part comes afterward— waiting for reviews, worrying about attendance, second guessing every choice made on stage. “What did we do right? What did we do wrong?” This simple truth— that anxiety will come— is the central idea behind “It’s Only a Play,” a Terrence McNally comedy about a group of actors stressing out at a party after opening night of a new show. Originally performed in 1982, the show has seen numerous revivals and productions over the years, most recently a 2014 stint on Broadway starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. A new production will take the stage at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre beginning Friday, January 13. “Honestly, it’s going to be a fun way to start 2017, in light of everything that has happened in 2016,” said director Barbara Barkan. “It’s a play about the theater, and the people who go to the theater, and people who do theater. In a funny way, it winds up being an homage to the creative losses we had last year.”

A feel-good evening

For Barkan, who has been an integral part of Toledo area theater for decades, that sense of fun was a big part of why she gravitated to this script and wanted to help bring it to the Rep. “I serve on several play-reading committees in the community,” she said. “But I was asked by the Rep to be a guest director, and I was presented with a couple of shows. I chose this one because it had such broad appeal and such broad comedy… it’s feel-good, enjoyable.” Despite the upbeat tone, “It’s Only a Play” has some things to say. Barkan

said she feels most every audience member will be able to relate to one of the show’s characters. “It is a group of people with distinct and various styles and personalities who enjoy theater— produce it, act in it, go to it, are interested in studying it. So it has something to say to everybody.”

In 1992, two important organizations, Broadway Cares and Equity Fights AIDS, merged to boost the actors’ community, establishing a not-for-profit organization to fund social service work of and to award grants to AIDS service organizations. Help support them during Broadway Cares BG’s 2017 Benefit, Broadway: A Revolution. While the performance is free, a silent auction will be available and donations are encouraged. All proceeds will go to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. 2pm & 8pm Saturday, January 21. 2pm Sunday, January 22. Eva Marie Saint Theatre, Bowling Green State University Campus. Free

Art in the heart of the city Experience the Art in the Heart Series, in the heart of the city at the Collingwood Arts Center’s historic Old West End building. The four-part series brings unique artists to the CAC to transport audiences to another world and to benefit local charities. The scheduled performances include folk performers, Russian Echoes, on January 27; WC Fields Alive in Dixieland! on February 24; Common Chords with Reverend Robert Jones & Matt Watroba on March 24; and Spellbinder - The Magic of Eli on April 28. $40 for all four shows. For one show: $13/adults, $10/children. Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd., 419-244-2787. —AC

A lot to say

Barkan said that the goal of the show on a technical level has been to not get in the way of the script. She noted how the set is “beautifully designed,” and how they are certainly making the most of the space, but they want to make sure that the core of the show’s comedy and characters aren’t upstaged by technical aspects. “The play has a lot to say, and a lot of ‘business,’ if you will— theater business, gags, and lines, and set up jokes,” Barkan said. “I think that adding anything technical to it would simply overpower it. I am letting the play and the characters speak for themselves.” Barkan expects attendees will be entertained by a classic, character-driven comedy, coming away thinking about the role of theater in society and their own lives. “There is a definite message in this play… And the message speaks to all theater. And that’s how Broadway needs to be, so that people can get the taste of theater across the line.” “It’s Only a Play,” perhaps. But a play can also be so much more. January 13-22. 8pm, Thursday-Saturday. 2:30pm, Sunday. $19.75/general, $17.75/seniors, $14.75/ active military, $9.75/students, $7.75/children. Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St., 419-243-9277.

January 11 • January 24


Art of the trade

Establish yourself as an artist by networking and showing off your skills at the bimonthly Artist Trading Card Swap. Design a 2.5” x 3.5” card (cardstock, wood, canvas, metal, clay or any other durable substrate) to include your name and contact info, under a designated theme. This month’s themes are flowers, favorite holidays or wild card (your choice). Bring up to 12 cards and trade with fellow artists. Non-artists are also welcome. Get there early, as swaps begin precisely at the start of the hour. 11am. Saturday, January 14. The Art Supply Depo, 29 S. St. Clair St., 419-720-6462. Free —JK

Inside Tholepin Press Paul Geiger’s small printmaking studio has a big history By Michael Pierce

Paw-fect opportunity

Pit bulls can be misunderstood and the Lucas County Pit Crew wants to change that. Since 2010, the Crew has advocated for Pit Bull terriers, and similar breeds, with education, training assistance, spay/neuter promotion, adoption and more. Help support the non-profit with Painting for the Pit Bulls, a guided painting session to raise funds for the Crew. Enjoy drinks (BYOB) and snacks and leave with a masterpiece. 6-9pm, Saturday January 14. $40/includes all supplies. Lucas County Pit Crew, 885 N. McCord Rd.,

Natural beauty

What does infinity look like? Artists attempt to capture the concept while Mother Nature effortlessly produces fractals throughout the natural world— seashells, trees and more. The never-ending pattern of fractals occurs seemingly effortlessly. Experience infinity during The Psychedelic Trip into Fractals at the Lourdes University Appold Planetarium. This presentation combines projection, music and computer graphics to showcase the beauty and wonder of fractals. 7:30pm, Saturdays, January 14 & 21, February 4 & 25. $5/adults, $4/children 12 and under. Lourdes University Appold Planetarium, Convent Blvd., 419-517-8897.

Since 1990, this local art studio owned by Paul Geiger— the impetus behind the “Backstage at the Valentine Theatre” mural— has offered drawing and printmaking classes. Take a drive north on Summit Street, beyond Lagrange, and you’ll find an area of Toledo that is seemingly long forgotten. But look twice, and you just might find one of our city’s oldest and longest standing artist colonies. Tholepin Press, headed by master printmaker and graphic artist Paul Geiger, has been around since the early ‘90s. Outside, the studio appears to be an abandoned building at the corner of Elm and Summit, but a paper sign on the door points you to the fourth floor, where a tight-knit community flourishes with Northwest Ohio’s longest-running weekly drawing class.

A winding road

Artist Michael Joseph Provenza’s career resembles his current work— it’s a long, winding road with unique, colorful stops dotting the way. Starting his professional career designing 3D environments for video games, he went on to illustrate book covers, paint murals and create sculptures. After two decades of creating animated art for video game companies and Shanghai Disney, Provenza moved back to Toledo to be with family and now works full-time as a painter. See his original work during a solo exhibit, Michael Provenza: Surreal Pointillism, through February 24. 8am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday. Perrysburg Municipal Building, 201 W. Indiana Ave., 419-872-7900. Free —AC

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A tholepin is a device that holds the oars of a rowboat in place: “You can’t row a boat without one,” explained Geiger. “For me, a tholepin depicts the facilitation of creativity— it makes it easier.” Without that structure, you lose control over your art. Inside the studio, Geiger maintains hidden gems. The studio houses many pieces of vintage printing gear, including two old-school lithographic presses. “We got them from Detroit, but they’re modeled after the original lithographs used by the famous French printmaker Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec”, said Geiger. A Toledo native, Geiger graduated with a masters in printmaking from the Pratt institute in 1981 and has been

living and working at the now named Tholepin Press ever since. Among other artifacts housed inside the building are early sketches of the mural at the Valentine Theatre which Geiger is credited with creating. “Backstage at the Valentine Theatre,” unveiled in 2008, pays tribute to many of the Theatre’s early performers.

Classes For The Serious Artist

This is “a place for the serious artist,” explained Geiger. “The courses we offer are rigorous. I take my work seriously and I expect the same from my students.” Unlike workshops that focus on the social experience, “we teach the artist to draw what they see,” said Geiger. While etching and printmaking classes are conducted periodically, Tholepin Press consistently offers a drawing classes. Since 1990, the studio has hosted a weekly class, every Wednesday from 6-9pm, where students practice drawing nude models. Bring your own materials. $10/adults, $7/ university students with a current ID, $3/high school students with parental permission. Parking is free. Tholepin Press, 210 Elm St., Toledo. 419-243-4944.


January 11 • January 24

Mary Jane Erard / Small Pastel Works - The regionally recognized pastel

artist has had her work published in the book “Best of Pastel Painters.” The solo exhibit of her works runs through January 20th. Art Supply Depo, 29 S. St. Clair St., 419-720-6462. Free

Bernadine Stetzel 1927-2016: A Retrospective Exhibit - The Way Public

Friday 1.13

Curator Conversation and Cocktails The Museum’s curator of glass and decorative arts discusses pieces formerly owned by William Randolph Hearst. There will be cash bar cocktails from Hearst’s Castle party recipes. 7pm. The Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., 419-255-8000. Free

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Saturday 1.14 Saturday Pottery: Fantastic Fun with Pinch Pots - This class provides pottery

instruction for students of all skill levels. The prerequisite is the 577 Adult Pottery class. 9am. $20. The 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. 419-874-4174.

Wednesday 1.18

Thursday 1.19 Wednesday 1.11 Adult Throwing - Practice your pottery

skills. This class is open to all skill levels, and is formed around your individual goals. The pre-requisite is the 577 Adult Pottery class. 9am. $80. The 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. 419-874-4174.

Thursday 1.12

Pastel Workshop - Create a beautiful

landscape using pastels. Each pastel workshop offers a different theme. The instructor, Mary Jane, will focus on composition, color and the technique for painting with pastels. The first half of the class allows students to familiarize themselves with pastels, while the latter half will give them a more detailed experience. No experience is needed, but materials will not be provided. Space is limited, register in advance. Noon-4pm. $45. The Art Supply Depo, 29 S. St. Clair St., 419-720-6462.

Heart Gallery presents “Every Child an Artist” - See the imagination of local Toledo children in this art exhibit. 4pm. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 428 N. Erie. 419-243-4214. Free

Glass Art Workshop: Pick Your Project


Paint at the PUB! - Blarney Irish Pub invites you to paint a mermaid, while enjoying food and drink courtesy of the pub. Step by step instructions will be provided. A $10 voucher for a future class will be given with purchase of tickets for this event. 6pm. $42. (includes $12 Blarney bucks for food only.) The Blarney Irish Pub, 601 Monroe St., 419-418-2339.


Library is offering a rare opportunity to see a great local Toledo artist’s work. The exhibit celebrates the life of Bernadine Stetzel who passed away on August 5th of last year at the age of 89. The exhibit runs until February 3. The Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave, Perrysburg. 419-931-8732. Free

Saturdays. Registration is required. Ages 18+ (serious younger students accepted with parental permission. 1-4pm, Saturday. January 14, 21 & 28 and February 4, 11 & 18. The Davis Building, 151 N. Michigan St., 419-720-6462.




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This workshop allows participants to choose the object they will make with their instructor, with choices such as an apple, bird, flower, fish, mushroom, or pumpkin. This workshop is for adults and children ages 14 and up. 6:30pm. $30/members, $40/non-members. The Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., 419-255-8000.

Friday 1.20 Public Tour: The Art of Seeing Art™

Learn to interpret the details of an art piece through engaging discussion. Groups are lead through the museum and group discussion is held to uncover the true meaning of pieces. The group should meet in Libbey Court. 6pm. The Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., 419-255-8000. Free

Sunday 1.22 Intro to Pastel Workshops - The Art Supply Depot offers a look into pastels for those who are unsure if this art form will interest them. Those interested in further studying pastels can register for a multi session class. No experience is required, and all materials are provided. Space is limited, please register in advance. Noon-2pm. $35. The Art Supply Depo, 29 S. St. Clair St., 419-720-6462.

Saturday 1.14 Anatomy Drawing for the Artist

- Jennifer Giovanucci will teach the human anatomy for artists. Learn how to sketch the human figure through lecture, bone studies and drawing a live nude model. These skills are essential to anyone who wish to draw portraits. The class takes place on six consecutive

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January 11 • January 24


In memory of Pat O’Connor (1955-2016)

Remembering Pat O’Connor


KRISTA The Bones of What You Believe



Thank you, Pat. For everything.

I came in looking for something else. Pat had this playing. He snatched it off the turntable saying “You’ll love it”. He was right. While he was ringing it up, he turned to my mom asking her how she liked an album she had purchased six months earlier. She was so impressed that he remembered, as she’s from out of town and only in the shop a couple times of year. Pat had the knack of making people feel like they were important to him.

Pat knew I loved power-pop, beginning with ‘70s acts like Big Star. In 2011, he recommended “Kave Talk” by Fran Capitanelli -- an album ignored by both critics and fans, that we predicted would one day be one of those “lost classics” collectors seek out. Pat always championed the music he loved, no matter how small the audience. He had eclectic tastes in music and could find just the right title to open a door for his customers to explore a genre with which they might otherwise be unfamiliar.

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I sort of fell backwards into the [70s prog] band King Crimson. I got hooked on “Red,” which was their 7th record, and from there I jumped around with the rest of their catalog. I was telling Pat which King Crimson records I had and he said, “You know, I always dug Larks’ Tongues in Aspic. You should check that one out.” It was a soft lob of a suggestion, but it was like the one record of theirs I didn’t own, so I gave him $14 and took home a used copy. It turned out to be one of my favorite records. I would think of him whenever I played it, even before he passed, shaking my head like, “Man, how did I sleep on this one for so long?”



Gloria Ann Taylor’s Love is a Hurtin’ Thing



Fran lli’s Capitane e Talk

This is really cool..... I was running errands. All of a sudden the 13th Floor Elevators started blasting out of my phone! You’re Gonna Miss Me. It was really loud. I could not turn it down. I could not turn it off! I finally turned it off. But it came back on three more times…

I was lucky enough to be involved with helping Gloria Ann Taylor sign a deal with Ubiquity Records to release a compilation of her records from the 1970s. I kept Pat informed through the entire process. He was always supportive with the occasional, “That’s cool.” One day I walked into the store and the tunes hit right away - “This is some funky soul music,” I thought. After about 30 seconds it hit me—it was Gloria’s CD! Not only was Pat playing it, but when saw me, he pointed to the cash register, where a customer was in the act of buying a copy. It was like hitting the trifecta! I was (peripherally) involved in a project that made Culture Clash records jump on a Saturday afternoon! You better believe that I left the store with a little extra bounce in my step.






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they loved. On my dad’s birthday last November, I took him to Culture Clash to hang out and talk music with Pat. When I shared the news of Pat’s passing, my father said in disbelief, “But I just saw him…” At Pat’s visitation, the line of people attending extended all the way out the door, and I could see that what I’d always felt when visiting his store was something he beautifully and freely gave to each person who knew him. The pain of losing him, the space that is left in this town, is so great it can feel overwhelming. But then I remember: in each person he talked to - all of his kind words and the music he loved lives on. You could fill a book with all the wonderful stories people have about Pat. These are only a few, but I hope they illustrate just how much he meant to those around him.


I’m not from Toledo originally, and even after seven years, I often still feel like an outsider here. One place where I always felt welcomed was Culture Clash Records. It has always been a refuge for all types in the city, due to the existence of one man, Pat O’Connor. On December 27, 2016, Pat passed away. Our community has lost someone who changed lives through his love of music and our town. I could always walk into Culture Clash Records and Pat would ask me about my life and what I was listening to. He would suggest albums as if they were prescriptions to make my days better, because, in fact, they were. Pat always reminded me of the power of music to make our lives cooler, happier, more worth living. Pat was the same age as my father and loved music in a similar way, one that made him forever young and forever cool. When I introduced them, they hit it off immediately, talking about turntables, the bands they’d seen live and albums


A local guru of sound By Kayla Williams

Gil Scott Heron’s Real Eyes My son, Ricky T., has special needs. Laying down with him and playing records was an important ritual; something we could enjoy together. I mentioned listening to Gil Scott Heron with Ricky T. One day, Pat gave me copy of a Gil Scott Heron’s Real Eyes with “Your Daddy Loves You” on it because he thought I’d like to play it for Ricky T.

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I remember Pat O’Connor gifting me Squeeze’s Singles- 45s and Under. The only song by Squeeze that I was familiar with at the time was “Tempted,” but soon jams like “Up the Junction” and “Black Coffee In Bed” completely changed my life. This year, I had the opportunity to see Squeeze perform live at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland. I came back from the show and told Pat all about it. He loved living vicariously through my concert experiences. I already miss talking to him about music and shows and life.

Highlighted events indicates our picks for the week

wed, Jan 11

Classical & Spiritual

Redneck Willy’s: Chris Salyer & the Shooters The Stones Throw: The Casket Company

The Toledo Museum of Art: The Toledo Symphony Orchestra Monroe Missionary Baptist Church: Gold City

Classical & Spiritual


Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop

Moore Musical Arts Center: Brian Snow (cello)

Acoustic, Folk, Ethnic

Ye Olde Cock n’ Bull: Danny Mettler Ye Olde Durty Bird: Tim Oehlers Treo One2 Lounge: Barile & May

Jazz, Blues, R&B

5th Street Pub: Dooley Wilson Dégagé Jazz Cafe: Gene Parker Jazz Jam Sodbusters: Ragtime Rick & His Chefs of Dixieland


Bier Stube: Karaoke The Claddagh: Name That Tune

Thurs, jan 12 Acoustic, Folk, Ethnic

Ye Olde Cock n’ Bull: Captain Sweet Shoes Treo One2 Lounge: I Got a Phone call Bronze Boar: Jason Hudson Papa’s Tavern: Bobby and Frankie May Barr’s Public House: Calen Savidge Bozo’s Bar and Grille: Matt Havers

Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop

Bar 145: DJ Adubb Longhorn Saloon: Josh Boyd and the VIP Avenue Bistro: Dj M-Sax The Blarney Irish Pub: Johnny Rod

Jazz, Blues, R&B

Ye Olde Durty Bird: Groove Plexus Dégagé Jazz Cafe: Ben Maloney


Bier Stube: Karaoke Mutz Sports Bar: Karaoke Club Evolution: Karaoke

fri, jan 13 Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop

Ottawa Tavern: goLab, Kuber, Violent Bloom, The Matt Truman Ego Trip Frankie’s: The Toasters, J. Navarro & The Traitors, Ego & The Maniacs NINE: Elixir The Distillery: Black Swamp Rebels AJ’s Doolittles: Bradberries Bier Stube: Barnstorm Rock’N Whiskey: Scotty Butters The Blarney Irish Pub: Toast & Jam Pat & Dandy’s: Canyon Ridge Ye Olde Cock n’ Bull: The Bridges Cocoa House Lounge: King Size Drag Bronze Boar: Joe Woods Band Bar 145: Lepolion Effect Mail Pouch Saloon: Lorelei & Three’s Company Table Forty 4: Kids with Knives Bretz Nightclub: DJ 3pm Mancy’s Italian Grill: Kyle White Ye Olde Durty Bird: Vibe & Direct Treo One2 Lounge: Jack & The Bear The Village Idiot: The House Band Sodbusters: Skittle Bots Rocky’s: Ben Bearfoot and Frankie May

Jazz, Blues, R&B Hollywood Casino: G-Mac & The Soul Attack Dégagé Jazz Cafe: Straight Up Trio

Acoustic, Folk, Ethnic Fleetwood’s Tap Room: Andrew Ellis Barrs Public House: Jeff Stuart Majestic Oak Winery: Anthony Paparelli Doc Watson’s: Tim Oehlers West Park Place: Elixer Dorr Street Cafe: Don Coats

Bier Stube: Karaoke The Oarhouse Bar and Grill: Name that Tune with Dave Z Lourdes University: Wings N Sings Karaoke

sat, jan 14 Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop

Frankie’s: Ghost Native, Northern Shores, The Harbor Divide, The Major Minor, Light Horizon, Civil Hands, Into the Wild Realm: Conscious Pilot, Baccano Mail Pouch Saloon: Ez-Pinkenz Ottawa Tavern: Fish Fisher (CD Release) Pat & Dandy’s: Jess & Dustin The Oarhouse Bar & Grill: RuKus The Village Inn: Dan Stewart The Distillery: Distant Cousinz Hellcast Radio: Redlar and QueenBitch The Blarney Irish Pub: Nine Lives Bar 145: Fu5ion The Claddagh: GreenAcre Sessions The Village Idiot: Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons Ye Olde Cock n’ Bull: The Bridges Bronze Boar: Jah Rule Table Forty 4: Organized Kaos The Ancor Inn: Soulofos The Stones Throw: Justin Payne, Zack Fletcher, Boo Lee Crosser Hollywood Casino: Cancel Monday Sala Los Clásicos: Khaotic Existence

Country & Bluegrass Sodbusters: Last Born Sons

Acoustic, Folk, Ethnic

Fleetwood’s Tap Room: Ben Barefoot & the Handshakes Barr’s Public House: Kyle White Majestic Oak Winery: Zak Ward Doc Watson’s: Andrew Ellis Bozo’s Bar and Grille: Steve Kennedy

Jazz, Blues, R&B

NINE: Ramona Collins Ye Olde Durty Bird: Joe Boes & His Noble Jones Treo One2 Lounge: Straight Up! Trio The Valentine Theatre: Toledo Jazz Orchestra Dégagé Jazz Cafe: Lori Lefevre

Classical & Spiritual

The Toledo Museum of Art: The Toledo Symphony Orchestra


Bier Stube: Karaoke Grumpy Dave’s Pub: Karaoke

Sun, Jan 15 Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop

Hollywood Casino: Distant Cousinz

Jazz, Blues, R&B

Ye Olde Durty Bird: Lori Lefevre-Johnson Village Idiot: Bob Rex and Friends

Classical & Spiritual

The Toledo Museum of Art: The Toledo Symphony Orchestra


Bier Stube: Jam Night, Karaoke

Mon, Jan 16 Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop

Bronze Boar: Kyle Smithers Pop Grille: Johnny Rod

Acoustic, Folk, Ethnic

Ye Olde Durty Bird: T-Town Rounds host: Scott Fish Village Idiot: Frankie May and Associates

Country & Bluegrass

Treo One2 Lounge: Kyle Smithers

Fri, Jan 20 Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop


The Oarhouse Bar and Grill: Name that Tune with Dave Z

Tues, Jan 17 Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop

Treo One2 Lounge: Angel Tipping Bar 145: DJ Jay Herbert Pop Grille: Johnny Rod

Acoustic, Folk, Ethnic

Village Idiot: John Barile & Bobby May Bronze Boar: Ryan Dunlap Rocky’s: Open Mic Night with Joel Hazard and Mark Sentle

Jazz, Blues, R&B

Ye Olde Durty Bird: Jazz Rutter and Friends Dégagé Jazz Cafe: Gene Parker Jazz Jam

Classical & Spiritual

Moore Musical Arts Center: Mei-Yi Wang


Bier Stube: Karaoke

Wed, Jan 18 Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop

Ottawa Tavern: InVogue Records Tour Unplugged: JT Woodruff (of Hawthorne Heights) 5th Street Pub: Shane Piasecki

Acoustic, Folk, Ethnic

Ye Olde Cock n’ Bull: Danny Mettler Ye Olde Durty Bird: Dave Carpenter Treo One2 Lounge: The Shutters, Gramza Project

Jazz, Blues, R&B

Sodbusters: Ragtime Rick & His Chefs of Dixieland Dégagé Jazz Cafe: Gene Parker Jazz Jam

Classical & Spiritual

Moore Musical Arts Center: Conor Nelson (Flute)


Bier Stube: Karaoke The Claddagh: Name that Tune

Thurs, Jan 19 Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop

Bar 145: DJ Adubb Howard’s Club H: Open Mic Night Majestic Oak Winery: Open Mic Night City Tap and The Attic: Triptik and Friends Ave Bistro: Dj M-Sax Longhorn Saloon: Josh Boyd and the VIP

Jazz, Blues, R&B Ye Olde Durty Bird: Willie Rough & The Swell Band Dégagé Jazz Cafe: Jake Pilewski

Acoustic, Folk, Ethnic Ye Olde Cock n’ Bull: Captain Sweet Shoes Sundown Cantina: Mikes With Mics Treo One2 Lounge: Hector Mendoza Bronze Boar: Jason Hudson Papa’s Tavern: Bobby and Frankie May Barr’s Public House: Dan Stuart Monroe Center For Healthy Aging: Elixer

Classical & Spiritual

Moore Musical Arts Center: BGSU Wind Symphony


Mutz Sports Bar: Karaoke The Oarhouse Bar and Grill: Name that Tune with Dave Z Bier Stube: Karaoke Club Evolution: Karaoke Bozo’s Bar and Grille: Karaoke


Ottawa Tavern: Wax wsg/ Wizard Union, Head Rush, Bone Folder Frankie’s: Grubby Paws, Kid Grizzly, Graduation Day, Wild Nights, The Melon Collies Valentine Theatre: Midtown Men Pat & Dandy’s: Kyle White Table Forty 4: D.C. Trio Mail Pouch Saloon: Three Horseman Shawn’s Irish Tavern: Johnny Rod The Distillery: Calen and the Savages Hollywood Casino: Nine Lives Treo One2 Lounge: Stonehouse Bar 145: Sugar Pax Dorr Street Cafe: King Size Drag The Village Idiot: The House Band, NuTones Bronze Boar: Decent Folks Missi Blues: Redd Levy King The Blarney Irish Pub: Bridges AJ’s Doolittles: Temperance Tonic Bier Stube: Boffo Howard’s Club H: So Long, Stargazer, Klashing Black Pub at Paula Brown: Muddy Rocky’s: Lauretta Ladysongbird Baylis


Every Wednesday Ragtime Rick 8pm



Skittle Bots

Country & Bluegrass

Ye Olde Durty Bird: Old State Line Ye Olde Cock’ n Bull: Last Born Sons

Acoustic, Folk, Ethnic

GBSBrewing Co: Duet To-It (featuring Dusty Lane and Jessica Kuohn) Doc Watson’s: Bobby May & John Barile Ye Olde Cock n’ Bull: Barile and May Sodbusters: Scott Fish Trio Barr’s Public House: Shane Piasecki Majestic Oak Winery: Bob & Trez Elizabeth Scott Community: Elixer Bozo’s Bar and Grille: Tim Ohlers

Jazz, Blues, R&B

Fleetwood’s Tap Room: The Good, The Bad & The Blues Dégagé Jazz Cafe: Ramona Collins NINE: Quick Trio

Classical & Spiritual

Bowling Green State University: Musical Theatre Extravaganza First Presbyterian Maumee: The Toledo Symphony Orchestra


Bier Stube: Karaoke

Sat, jan 21 Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop

NINE: Joe Woods Mail Pouch Saloon: Engine 19 Strikers: Late Model Table Forty 4: Black Swamp Rebels Martini & Nuzzis: Debut Hellcast Radio: Redlar and QueenBitch AJ’s Doolittles: Comic and Magic Show Treo One2 Lounge: Twin Pfunk Pat & Dandy’s: Johnny Rod Stranahan Theater: Dionne Warwick Fleetwood’s Tap Room: The Microphonics Ye Olde Cock n’ Bull: Organized K-OS Sodbusters: Wyatt Trash The Village Inn: The Kurtz Brothers The Blarney Irish Pub: Bridges Hollywood Casino: The Rock Show Bar 145: Cherry on Top The Distillery: Rock Candy The Village Idiot: The Nylon Two’s, Not What You Think Barr’s Public House: Captain Sweet Shoes Bronze Boar: Kids With Knives Club 5661 Event Center: DJ Tim Ramirez Black Cloister Brewery: DJ Dan

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Acoustic, Folk, Ethnic

Majestic Oak Winery: Don Coats Doc Watson’s: Acoustic Troubadors Bozo’s Bar and Grille: Jonathan Rutter/Kyle Smithers duo

Jazz, Blues, R&B

Ye Olde Durty Bird: Bobby G & Friendz Dégagé Jazz Cafe: Ramona Collins

Classical & Spiritual

Moore Musical Arts Center: All Ohio Honors Band, Benjamin Crook Lourdes University: The Toledo Symphony Orchestra


Bier Stube: Karaoke Grumpy Daves Pub: Karaoke

sun, jan 22 Jazz, Blues, R&B

Ye Olde Durty Bird: Straight Up Trio The Village Idiot: Bob Rex and Friends

Classical & Spiritual

Toledo Museum of Art: Brian Snow (cello) Moore Musical Arts Center: Yu-Ting Haung (Viola) Valentine Theatre: The Toledo Symphony Orchestra


Bier Stube: Jam Night, Karaoke The Oarhouse Bar and Grill: Name that Tune with Dave Z

mon, Jan 23 Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop

Bronze Boar: Kyle Smithers Pop Grille: Johnny Rod

Acoustic, Folk, Ethnic

The Village Idiot: Frankie May and Associates Treo One2 Lounge: Matt Havers

tues, jan 24 Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop

Ye Olde Durty Bird: The New Mondays Bar 145: DJ Jay Herbert Pop Grille: Johnny Rod

Acoustic, Folk, Ethnic

Village Idiot: John Barile & Bobby May Bronze Boar: Ryan Dunlap Elizabeth Scott Community: Elixer

Come together and sing

As a professional singer and owner of the local voice studio, Singcerely Studios, Eric Graber has been singing all his life. Now, he invites the community in on the fun. Whether you’re well-trained, or can’t even read music, you’re encouraged to check out the True Colors Chorale-Toledo (TCCT). The TCCT is an open, inclusive and mixed-choir, meant to “create music which will lighten spirits, expand minds, bring a tear and laughter to all.” This non-religious choir is a member of GALA Choruses, an international association serving the gay and lesbian choral movement. Join TCCT for their first session to get an organizational introduction, and hear about future plans, from 7-9pm on Tuesday, January 17. Monroe Street United Methodist Church, LaRue Theater, 3613 Monroe St., 419-473-1167. Free —AC

Jazz, Blues, R&B

Dégagé Jazz Cafe: Gene Parker Jazz Jam

Country & Bluegrass

Treo One2 Lounge: Screams & Whispers


Bier Stube: Karaoke

Wed, Jan 25 Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop

Treo One2 Lounge: Barile & May

Jazz, Blues, R&B

Dégagé Jazz Cafe: Gene Parker Jazz Jam Ye Olde Durty Bird: The Microphonics Sodbusters: Ragtime Rick & His Chefs of Dixieland

Jock Jams orchestral mode?

Acoustic, Folk, Ethnic

Ye Olde Cock n’ Bull: Danny Mettler 5th Street Pub: Ben Barefoot & Frank May Ye Olde Durty Bird: Kyle Smithers & Jonathan Rutter Franciscan Care Center: Elixer

The Toledo Symphony Orchestra breaks stride to serenade with the sound of sports. Score! The Sound of Sports takes anthems from your favorite athletic events to the orchestral stage. Hear favorites like “Rock’n Roll Part 2,” “We Will Rock You” and the Monday Night Football theme performed with the backing of a string section. No telling if “Who Let The Dogs Out” made the cut. 3pm. Sunday, January 22. $25. The Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St., 419-242-2787. –JK

Classical & Spiritual

Moore Musical Arts Center: Robert Satterlee


Bier Stube: Karaoke The Claddagh: Name That Tune

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TOLEDO ACCORDING TO... Veralucia Mendoza-Reno Age: 23 Occupation: Bilingual Financial Coach/Housing Specialist at a local non-profit. Toledoan since: 2001 I go to International Park for the best view in Toledo. If money wasn’t an object, I would buy the Collingwood Arts Center and turn it into the absolute hot spot for art. 1.) The local artists and musicians I love are: Hector Mendoza (guitarist), Peter Kharchenko (guitarist), Chris Rodriguez (visual arts). Sean Nestor is the Toledoan I most admire.

When I want to unwind, I go to The Attic. To find inspiration, I go to The Toledo Main Library. The first three words that come to mind about Toledo are I am Home.

2.) When I am feeling a bit too much of Saturday night on a Sunday morning, I can always rely on Black Kite Coffee to make my day better.


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If I need to buy a present for a special occasion, I’ll ride my bike downtown. Between The Farmer’s Market, the pretty plants at Floral Pursuit, Handmade Toledo and the House of Dow, I know someone can hook me up with a great, local gift.

The hardest thing about living in Toledo is not enough businesses in walkable distance, but the best thing is it’s growing and it’s beautiful to watch.

The street I drive/walk on most often is Collingwood.

I always brag about Toledo’s sense of community.

I know La Auntentica Michoacana will satisfy my munchies.

Local organizations I support are: Equality Toledo, Welcome Toledo Lucas County, WAKT 106.1.

Going to The Art Museum Cafe makes me feel like I am out of town.


Vintage wax

Beef up your music collection and vintage wardrobe at B-Bop Records and Biancat’s Meow’s The Great $5 Liquidation Sale. Browse a few thousand LPs and CDs from an expansive collection of rock, jazz, blues, punk, blues, world music, industrial, hip hop, psychedelic music, and more— all for $5. Between crate digging for rare, great titles, hit Biancat’s Meow, an appointment only boutique, for vintage wares and novelties. Noon-5pm, Saturday and Sunday. January 15-16. Biancat’s Meow (formerly the Budapest Restaurant), 3314 Monroe St., 419-241-1513. See the event on Facebook for more information. Free —AC

3. When out-of-towners visit me, I always take them to The Art Museum and Bleak House Coffee.


Blind contour drawing at Bleakhouse with Elsie Almodovar

Artomatic is my favorite bi-annual event.

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Take a chair… to the face!


Be a member of the loudest, rowdiest audience in Toledo — now’s your chance to paint your face and let your hooting and hollering be heard. WWE Smackdown Live brings some of the biggest names in professional wrestling. Featured bouts include a Triple Threat Match for the WWE World Championship involving AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose and John Cena. Dolph Ziggler, Alexis Bliss and The Miz are scheduled to appear as well. If you’re thirsting to be on TV, a special $500 Ringside Package gets you in the first five rows across from the cameras and includes a souvenir chair. 7:45pm. Tuesday, January 24. $20-$105. Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., 419-255-3300.

Wheels up

The hottest thing on wheels since the invention of the rolling coaster, the Toledo Junior Roller Derby team is kicking off their 2017 season at the Seagate Convention Center. Featuring a doubleheader with the Cincinnati Junior Rollergirls, the Glass City girls are looking to present some smashmouth, fast-paced action. Don’t know anything about roller derby? Don’t worry, you’ll pick it up quickly— all you need to do is show up. Tickets are available from any member of the team or you can purchase them at the door. Interested in selling your wares at the event? Tables are only $25. Check the Facebook page for more information. 5-9pm. Saturday, January 21. $12/general, Free/kids 10 and under. The Seagate Convention Center, 401 Jefferson Ave. 419-255-3300. —JK


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Ballroom Tuesday’s with Swingmania - Every Tuesday Swingmania provides live big band music and dance instructors to teach how to swing dance. After class, participants put their skills to the test with a night of dancing. 8pm every Tuesday. $10/dance class, $5/after party . Club Soda, 3922 Secor Rd., 419-473-0662. Find Club Soda on Facebook.

Metroparks Mutts: Night time Howl and Prowl Bring your dog to the Metropark, and enjoy a night with other dog lovers. Learn about other programs at the Metroparks. 5:30pm. Toledo Metroparks, 4139 Girdham Rd., Swanton. 419-407-9747. Free

[Dance] UT Ballroom Dance Sunday Lessons - The UT Ballroom Dance Society provides lessons for anyone who wishes to learn how to ballroom dance. This event is open to the public. Every Sunday 2pm. The first two lessons are free. $3/single lesson, $25/full semester. The University of Toledo Student Union Ingman Room, 2801 W. Bancroft St., 800-586-5336.

[Dance] Bowling Green University Tuesday Dance Lesson and Open Dance - Every week the Falcon Swing Society provides dance lessons and an open dance. No swing dance experience is needed. Open to the public. 7pm/dance lesson, 8pm/open dance. Every Tuesday. Your first lesson is free, $15/ for the semester. Bowling Green State University Anderson Arena Lobby, Ridge St., Bowling Green. 419-372-2531.

[Misc.] The Libbey Dolls: Fashioning the Story - The Libbey Dolls are on display at the

Toledo Museum of Art. The collection depicts French fashion dating from A.D. 493 to 1915. The designs of the doll clothes are inspired by great French artists.The exhibit also looks at the historical significance of the collection. 10:00 am. Through February 12. The Toledo Museum of Art,2445 Monroe St., 419-255-8000. Free

[Music, Literary] Black Ice Jam - Listen to great musicians and give a try performing yourself. 7pm. The South End Grille, 5105 Glendale St., 419-385-3080. Free

[Misc.] EPIC Toledo January Social - Join the Black Cloister Brewery for a networking event sponsored by EPIC Toledo. Epic Toledo connects emerging leaders to the Toledo community. 5:30pm. Black Cloister Brewing Company, 619 Monroe St., 419-214-1500. Free

Thursday 1.12 [Outdoor] Full Moon Walk - Take a stroll in the park after the sun goes down. This walk will allow you to see the native creatures that inhabit the park at night. You are welcome to bring a flashlight. 7pm. Side Cut Metropark,1025 W. River Rd., 419-407-9700. Free

[Theater] “Jersey Boys” - The music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons comes alive on stage in the musical “Jersey Boys.” 7:30pm/January 10,11,12, 8pm/January 13, 2pm and 7:30pm/ January 14,15. $38-$88. The Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., 419-381-8851.

Perfect Archer - Wildwood Metropark will have archery instructors present to help you improve your skills with a bow and arrow. 6pm. $3. Wildwood Metropark. 5100 W. Central Ave., 419-407-9700.

[Film] Film Series “Citizen Kane”- The Toledo Museum of Art shows the classic film “Citizen Kane.” The film presentation is coincides with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra’s performance of “Once Upon a Castle,” which inspired the film. 7pm. The Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., 419-255-8000. Free

Friday 1.13 [Sports] Friday the 13th Night - This unlucky day will be celebrated by the Toledo Walleye as they play the Wheeling Nailers. The first 2,000 fans at the game will receive a replica of the goalie mask from the movie “Friday the 13th.” 7pm. $26. The Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., 419-255-3300.

[Film] Silver Screen Classics: Hook - The Valentine Theatre is playing the classic Robin Williams’s film “Hook.” Popcorn along with a full bar will be available. 7:30pm. $5. The Valentine Theatre, 410 N. Superior St., 419-242-2787.

Tuesday 1.17 [Misc.] Monster Jam Monster Truck Racing - See ultimate destruction by monster trucks in the Huntington Center. There will be more than 19 different monster trucks competing in races, obstacle courses, and other competitions. 7pm. $30. Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., 419-255-3300. Kombucha Brewing Workshop - Do you love kombucha? Have you ever wanted to make your own? Boochy Mama’s Probiotic Tonic is offering a workshop that teaches participants the brewing and fermentation process. Workshop attendees will receive a 1 gallon glass jar, a scoby with starter kombucha, a dry tea bag and flavoring herbs. 6pm. $35/individual, $45/per couple (includes 1 starter kit). Boochy Mama’s Probiotic Tonic, 130 10th St., 419-290-1259.

Thursday 1.19 [Film, Music] The Sound of Silents: “The Gold Rush” The Charlie Chaplin classic “The Gold Rush” is being shown as part of the Toledo Museum of Art’s Sound of Silents Series. Before the movie, there will be a music recital played on the historic Skinner Organ. 6:30. $5/nonmembers, Free/members. The Toledo Museum of Art. 2445 Monroe St., 419-255-8000.

[Misc.] 2017 Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Featuring Dr. Cornel West - Dr. Cornel West is an established author and civil rights activist. Join him as he celebrates the life and ac-

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Food for a cause

Head up to Michigan for the bi-annual Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, with many Ann Arbor area restaurants participating, you’re only limited by your appetite. Offering a three-course prix fare menu, you pay a set price for a lunch or dinner developed specially by each location. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Food Gatherers, an area food bank which donates over 6 million pounds of food to low-income families annually. Many of the restaurants take reservations and the full menus will be also available at each location. Several restaurants will be running two-for-one specials as well. January 15-20. $15/lunch $28/dinner. Main Street Area Association, 15 Research Dr., Ann Arbor, MI. 734-668-7112 ext. 222. —JK

complishments of Martin Luther King Jr. 6:30pm. Bowen-Thompson Student Union at Bowling Green State University, 1001 E. Wooster St., 419-372-2531.

[Misc.] Adult Improv Classes - Learn how to play improv games like the comedians on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” The Toledo Repertoire Theater offers classes taught by improv professionals. There are three separate classes for varying experience and skill levels. All participants must start at the entry level. At the end of the course the class will perform an improv show. Level 1 classes are on Thursdays, January 19 - February 23. 6:30pm. $125. The Toledo Repertoire Theater. 16 10th St., 419-243-9277.

Friday 1.20 [Theater, Music] Broadway Series: Midtown Men - This fourmember singing group grew to popularity for their performances in the Broadway hit “Jersey Boys.” After thousands of performances, the group now travels and performs songs from their debut album. 8pm. $48-$78. The Valentine Theatre, 410 N. Superior St., 419-242-2787.

[Misc.] PBR: Professional Bull Riders - The Huntington Center turns into the Old West with a professional bull rider show. Watch as cowboys try to ride these unpredictable beasts. 7:30pm. $10-$50. Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., 419-2553300.

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Finding international adventures locally

Want to get out of town? Travel to Argentina, bike in Utah, hit the Rocky Mountains, visit Iceland, and more, all without leaving Northwest Ohio? Join the Maumee Valley Adventurers for the 2017 Travel Circle Series. While you won’t leave town, the series will take you around Toledo’s Metroparks for a weekly hike or ski, weather permitting. Following the exercise, take a trip with a slideshow presentation by a guest speaker about an exciting world travel destination. On January 14, meet at the lodge at Oak Openings Preserve for a presentation on Perimeter of U.S. Bicycle Journey for Charity by Al Thompson. On January 21, meet at the Ward Pavilion at Wildwood Preserve for a “South America Journey: Argentina to Chile” by Holly Lewandowski. 1-3pm on Saturdays. Through March 25. Free —AC

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Winter Yoga & Sound Healing Event - The Buddhist Temple of Toledo will be offering a yoga and sound healing event. This is one part of a six week session. 4pm. $12/ for the single session, $60/all six weeks. The Buddhist Temple of Toledo, 6537 Angola Rd., Holland. 567-297-0108.

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Week of January 11 Š Copyright 2016, 2017 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): In Norse mythology, Yggdrasil is a huge holy tree that links all of the nine worlds to each other. Perched on its uppermost branch is an eagle with a hawk sitting on its head. Far below, living near the roots, is a dragon. The hawk and eagle stay in touch with the dragon via Ratatoskr, a talkative squirrel that runs back and forth between the heights and the depths. Alas, Ratatoskr traffics solely in insults. That’s the only kind of message the birds and the dragon ever have for each other. In accordance with the astrological omens, Aries, I suggest you act like a far more benevolent version of Ratatoskr in the coming weeks. Be a feisty communicator who roams far and wide to spread uplifting gossip and energizing news. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You have a divine mandate to love bigger and stronger and truer than ever before. It’s high time to freely give the gifts you sometimes hold back from those you care for. It’s high time to take full ownership of neglected treasures so you can share them with your worthy allies. It’s high time to madly cultivate the generosity of spirit that will enable you to more easily receive the blessings that can and should be yours. Be a brave, softhearted warrior of love! GEMINI (May 21-June 20): I love and respect Tinker Bell, Kermit the Frog, Shrek, Wonder Woman, SpongeBob SquarePants, Snow White, Road Runner, and Calvin and Hobbes. They have provided me with much knowledge and inspiration. Given the current astrological omens, I suspect that you, too, can benefit from cultivating your relationships with characters like them. It’s also a favorable time for you to commune with the spirits of Harriet Tubman, Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, or any other historical figures who inspire you. I suggest you have dreamlike conversations with your most interesting ancestors, as well. Are you still in touch with your imaginary friends from childhood? If not, renew acquaintances. CANCER (June 21-July 22): “I never wish to be easily defined,� wrote Cancerian author Franz Kafka. “I’d rather float over other people’s minds as something fluid and non-perceivable; more like a transparent, paradoxically iridescent creature rather than an actual person.� Do you ever have that experience? I do. I’m a Crab like you, and I think it’s common among members of our tribe. For me, it feels liberating. It’s a way to escape people’s expectations of me and enjoy the independence of living in my fantasies. But I plan to do it a lot less in 2017, and I advise you to do the same. We should work hard at coming all the way down to earth. We will thrive by floating less and being better grounded; by being less fuzzy and more solid; by not being so inscrutable, but rather more knowable. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Here’s my declaration: “I hereby forgive, completely and permanently, all motorists who have ever irked me with their rude and bad driving. I also forgive, totally and forever, all tech support people who have insulted me, stonewalled me, or given me wrong information as I sought help from them on the phone. I furthermore forgive, utterly and finally, all family members and dear friends who have hurt my feelings.� Now would be a fantastic time for you to do what I just did, Leo: Drop grudges, let go of unimportant outrage, and issue a blanket amnesty. Start with the easier stuff -- the complaints against strangers and acquaintances -- and work your way up to the allies you cherish. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): There are some authors who both annoy me and intrigue me. Even though I feel allergic to the uncomfortable ideas they espouse, I’m also fascinated by their unique provocations. As I read their words, I’m half-irritated at their grating declarations, and yet greedy for more. I disagree with much of what they


say, but feel grudgingly grateful for the novel perspectives they prod me to discover. (Nobel Prize-winner Elias Canetti is one such author.) In accordance with the current astrological rhythms, Virgo, I invite you to seek out similar influences -- for your own good! LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Now would be an excellent time to add new beauty to your home. Are there works of art or buoyant plants or curious symbols that would lift your mood? Would you consider hiring a feng shui consultant to rearrange the furniture and accessories so as to enhance the energetic flow? Can you entice visits from compelling souls whose wisdom and wit would light up the place? Tweak your imagination so it reveals tricks about how to boost your levels of domestic bliss. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In 2017, you will have unprecedented opportunities to re-imagine, revise, and reinvent the story of your life. You’ll be able to forge new understandings about your co-stars and reinterpret the meanings of crucial plot twists that happened once upon a time. Now check out these insights from author Mark Doty: “The past is not static, or ever truly complete; as we age we see from new positions, shifting angles. A therapist friend of mine likes to use the metaphor of the kind of spiral stair that winds up inside a lighthouse. As one moves up that stair, the core at the center doesn’t change, but one continually sees it from another vantage point; if the past is a core of who we are, then our movement in time always brings us into a new relation to that core.� SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The Tao Te Ching is a poetically philosophical text written by a Chinese sage more than two millennia ago. Numerous authors have translated it into modern languages. I’ve borrowed from their work to craft a horoscope that is precisely suitable for you in the coming weeks. Here’s your high-class fortune cookie oracle: Smooth your edges, untangle your knots, sweeten your openings, balance your extremes, relax your mysteries, soften your glare, forgive your doubts, love your breathing, harmonize your longings, and marvel at the sunny dust. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I recently discovered Tree of Jesse, a painting by renowned 20th-century artist Marc Chagall. I wanted to get a copy to hang on my wall. But as I scoured the Internet, I couldn’t find a single business that sells prints of it. Thankfully, I did locate an artist in Vietnam who said he could paint an exact replica. I ordered it, and was pleased with my new objet d’art. It was virtually identical to Chagall’s original. I suggest you meditate on taking a metaphorically similar approach, Capricorn. Now is a time when substitutes may work as well as what they replace. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “It is often safer to be in chains than to be free,� wrote Franz Kafka. That fact is worthy of your consideration in the coming weeks, Aquarius. You can avoid all risks by remaining trapped inside the comfort that is protecting you. Or you can take a gamble on escaping, and hope that the new opportunities you attract will compensate you for the sacrifice it entails. I’m not here to tell you what to do. I simply want you to know what the stakes are. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “All pleasures are in the last analysis imaginary, and whoever has the best imagination enjoys the most pleasure.� So said 19thcentury German novelist Theodor Fontane, and now I’m passing his observation on to you. Why? Because by my astrological estimates, you Pisceans will have exceptional imaginations in 2017 -- more fertile, fervent, and freedom-loving than ever before. Therefore, your capacity to drum up pleasure will also be at an all-time high. There is a catch, however. Your imagination, like everyone else’s, is sometimes prone to churning out superstitious fears. To take maximum advantage of its bliss-inducing potential, you will have to be firm about steering it in positive directions.

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3. Lorde’s real first name 4. Toddler’s drink holder 5. WWII heroes: Abbr. 6. Italian auto, informally 7. Spoken aloud 8. Subject of the books “The Crooked E� and “Pipe Dreams� 9. Bringing up to speed 10. Lesbos liqueur 11. Russian pancake 12. Smack in the face? 15. Cosmo subject 18. Approves 22. Country star Yearwood 24. Suggestion box stuff 26. Snorkasaurus of cartoons 27. Having characteristics of neither sex 28. FiveThirtyEight fodder 30. Pinball error 31. Arrive by jet 33. “Demian� author Hermann 34. Govt. investment bond 36. Fishing line? 37. Not quite shut 39. Body sci. 41. First professional football player to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated 42. Verbal test 47. In itself 49. Interfere (with) 51. Diplomat Deane 53. Actor Ziering 54. Henri’s state 55. Like some sirens 56. Beasts of burden 57. Roman philosopher whose work “De Officiis� was the second printed book (after the Gutenberg Bible) 58. Sparkling wine city 60. Faint smell 61. Curls work them 62. “___ est percipi� 65. Lake Erie Monsters org.

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Bubbly Tasting

Tucked inside the Perrysburg Kroger Marketplace is a beer and wine bar that offers full glasses of adult beverages daily. To prepare for NYE, shoppers enjoyed a special champagne tasting.

Lindsey Carter, Justin Rasch and Krysta Fairclough.

Patty Holdinsky Sylvie & JeanMarie Deschamps and Wine and Beer Bar manager Linda Combs.

Peggy Smith with Kristin and Joe Barrett.

Champagne Tasting at The Andersons Wine Shop

Interview by: Monique Ward Photo Credit: Adonis Lavale

DJ Franki Jaye

Age 40 Owner of Shenanigans Photos and Entertainment

Guests sampled champagnes, sparkling wines and more to pick the right bottle to ring in the new year.

When you think of a club DJ’s style, the first thought that may come to mind is probably a guy with a pair of headphones, a t-shirt, jeans and a pair of tennis shoes. Franki Jaye sees that as a common misconception about most professionals in his field. He selects his wardrobe with as much foocus as his tunes.

Name an individual that ‘represents’ the quintessential fashion icon: Ken and Diane Stein.

DJ Rob Sample is a person who represents style and has influenced my fashion sense. He is the first guy that broke the barrier of the perception of DJs in Toledo. One day, when he was DJing at the casino, he was wearing a bow tie that matched with his shirt and socks.

You have a lot of ink work done. How many tattoos do you have?

I have lost count! I’m tatted from the waist up. You get to a point where you stop counting tatts and focus on how much space that you have left. My most iconic tattoo is the kiss lips on my left cheek. It is actually my wife, Tia’s, real lip prints, tatted on my face.

Your footwear is eye-catching! Where do you shop for shoes?

My favorite places to go for my gator skins are Diamond’s Men’s Shop and Jack’s Mens Wear. When looking for tennis shoes, I go a more affordable route, getting my Nikes from Shoe Carnival, they have the best deals.

Jim Moriarty Sr. and Chris Kovach.

In two words describe your personal style: Sheryl O’Shea and Laurie Pool.

“Business Classic.” I’m a huge fan of the Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin era. In my business, I deal with a lot of corporate clients, so I’m able to showcase my professionalism with a unique style. While manning the DJ booth, lighting or photobooth at a corporate event, rest assured that I will bring the panache to match.

January 11 • January 24


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