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Find bubble tea, Bahn-Mi, pho, and other authentic Vietnamese fare at Pho Noodle, which opened recently in the plaza at 26 S. Reynolds Rd., at the corner of Hill Ave. 567-315-8808.

Out with the old, in with the new. One thing you’re leaving in 2018, and one thing you’re expecting in 2019.

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Tougen Japanese has replaced Yum-Yum Chinese in the plaza at 7414 Central Ave., near Meijer by King Rd. The fast-casual eatery offers sushi, hibachi, and other favorites. 419-720-1098.

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Find an eclectic mix of traditional BBQ, and five house-made BBQ sauces at the newly opened Timbers restaurant. The locally-owned Perrysburg eatery is located at 26520 N. Dixie Hwy., north of Costco, in the plaza between Arby’s and Balance. 11am-9pm, daily. 419-931-0101.

Iron Bean Coffee Perseverance and the power of social media By Erin Marsh


5 Pints Bar & Grille has opened at 1519 Eleanor Ave., between W. Laskey and W. Sylvania Ave., previously Bozo’s Bar and Grille. The new restaurant and bar boasts local brews, spirits, fare, and live music. 4pm-2:30am, Monday. Noon-2:30am, Tuesday-Saturday. Noon-midnight, Sunday. 419-214-9030.




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Fans of Mediterranean cuisine have a new spot to try: Bite Me Twice has opened in a plaza at 2007 N. Holland Sylvania Rd., off of Bancroft. The casual bistro is owned by father and son, Nabil and Jamal Shaheen, and partner Nick Chamoun, who previously ran the Aladdin Restaurant near Franklin Park Mall. 11am-9pm, MondayThursday. 11am-10pm, Friday-Saturday. 567-318-5552.

Gerth’s Beef and Deli has opened at 6925 Lewis Ave., in Temperance, MI, in the space left vacant when Zeiler’s Market closed after 72 years of business last August. The new deli offers customcut meats, broasted chicken, salads, beer, wine, and more. 8am-8pm daily. 734224-7011. See “Gerth’s Beef and Deli” on Facebook for more information. Does your mouth water when you hear a bell ring? Quench that Pavlovian response with craft beer once Pavlov’s Brewing Company opens at 7548 Lewis Ave. in Temperance, MI. The taproom and brewery is currently looking at an early 2019 opening. The Displaced Chef Latin Cuisine has closed their brick and mortar restaurant, at 186 E. S. Boundary St., in Perrysburg, but will continue serving their Cuban cuisine from their original food truck. 419-873-7388. The locally-owned owned downtown Sylvania shop, featuring homegoods and decor, TK Lanes Boutique, has closed. Know of any changes in the area? Send them to



Charlie Mops, a new sports bar, has opened at 8505 Secor Rd., north of the Michigan line, on the corner of Consear Rd. in the space formerly occupied by Sage Steak & Seafood. The Lambertville, MI eatery, offering “grub and hops,” opened in mid-December. 734-568-6686.

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Winter Volunteering - Equality Toledo is looking for volunteers to work at their food pantry on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Their winter hours are 5pm-7pm on Tuesdays and 1pm4pm on Saturdays. Collingwood Presbyterian Church. 2108 Collingwood Blvd. 419-407-6225. Email questions to

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Think Global - YWCA I Rise is requesting donations for the YWCA in El Paso, TX, where many asylum seekers who have left the violence of their home country, many with no family or friends in the U.S. Toiletries, nonperishable food items, and other supplies. A list can be found online. Specify that the donation is for El Paso. Drop off 9am-5pm. YWCA. 1018 Jefferson Ave. 419-241-3235.

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Community Conversation - Join Women of Toledo and Healthy Lucas County in a discussion on our neighborhoods, your safety, help for pregnant women and babies, and providing for your family. Must be at least 18 years old to attend. 6-7:30pm. Women of Toledo, 425 Jefferson Ave. 567-970-7172. Free

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SYNA: Capitalism Has Failed, What’s Next? Students and Youth for a New America (SYNA) will discuss how capitalism has impacted youth and what solutions are available. 3-5pm. Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Rd.

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Fight Homelessness: Period Benefit Concert Catch the tunes of Jacob Sigman, Bliss Nova and Fluffer during a night of music benefitting the month long fundraiser, Fight Homelessness: Period. Admission is $5 and/or a donation of a feminine hygeine product. BYOB. 8-11pm. The Original Sub Shop & Deli, 402 Broadway St., 419-243-4857.

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Freezin’ for a Reason 2019 - Brave the cold and take a plunge into the small quarry at Whitehouse Village Park to help raise funds for Veterans Memorial Park. Those who dive in will earn raffle tickets towards prizes, and all registered participants will leave with a free t-shirt. $33.46. Noon-2pm. Whitehouse Village Park, 10700 Waterville St., Whitehouse. Event information on


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Metroparks Master Interpreter Kim High will gather with fellow fungus fans to present the Amazing Fungi of Northwest Ohio. Participants will learn about the role and identification of fungi while highlighting some of the most popular types. This interactive, educational event is an outing for nature lovers of all ages. 5-8p. Tuesday, January 8. Nederhouse Community Hall, 6930 Sylvania Ave. Visit for questions and more details. —EH

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Former Toledo council member, mayoral candidate, activist and coordinator for Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie, Mike Ferner is the next speaker for the First Thursday Luncheon Series, a monthly gathering spotlighting local issues. Ferner will present “The Third Battle for Lake Erie: Current Efforts to Protect the Western Lake Erie Basin and the Communities that Depend on it.” $15 cash or check at door. Noon-1:15pm Thursday, January 3. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 428 N. Erie St. RSVP. 419-344-1295. Learn more about this cause at —EH

Saving Lake Erie

On Monday, December 3, The Ohio Controlling Board approved payments of $9.9 million from the Healthy Lake Erie Fund to Lucas, Lorain and Ashtabula Counties. Monies from the fund work to end open-lake dumping of dredge materials by 2020. $4 million will go directly to constructing a Black River dredge facility in Lorain, to preserve the health of the Black River and Lake Erie. Open-lake dredge material dumping has major environmental impacts on our water, and this initiative is another step to reverse the harmful effects. ––CP


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Did you know that winter is the best time of year to get rid of invasive shrubs? The Winter Invasive Species Removal Workshop, sponsored by Oak Openings Green Ribbon Initiative, teaches how to be on the defensive against the botanical pests. Part of the workshop will be held outside, so make sure to dress for the cold weather. 10am-noon Saturday, January 12. The Church in Toledo – Westside Community, 6109 W. Bancroft St. RSVP to Ashley Decker. 419-455-4192. —EH

Champion of justice

In 2016, the Maumee Valley Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (MVCDLA) began recognizing the contributions and accomplishments of impactful criminal defense attorneys in Northwest Ohio with an annual Liberty and Justice Award. This year’s recipient is Peter G. Rost, who will be recognized for his contributions and accomplishments, which have made a lasting impact within the criminal defense profession. Rost will be honored by the MVCDLA during an award presentation at 5:30pm on Thursday, January 10. Georgio’s Cafe International, 426 N. Superior St., 419-242-2424. —AC

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Giant sucking sound Economic piracy in City Politics by Johnny Hildo

It’s finally a done deal. A new I-475 interchange at Dorr Street, decades in the making, finally has enough local match money to put it on the ODOT docket. Construction is slated to begin in a little over a year. The new interchange has been touted as a economic development engine. The stretch between Central Avenue and Airport Highway is the longest portion on the western edge of the I-475 beltway without an exit. The new interchange will make the land to the east and west of the highway instantly development ready. In fact, plans for a new major hotel, retail and residential area are already on the table, and developers say they have already received tons of inquiries about the planned space. In addition, allowing access to Dorr Street from the beltway creates a brand new gateway for the University of Toledo. The University and the City have invested millions in creating an attractive entry point on the south side of campus. It will now be connected by a four-lane 45-mph corridor to the beltway and beyond. What’s not to love?

Westgate no more

Plenty, if you don’t live in Springfield Township. The new multi-million dollar development will be built in the township, on the west side of the beltway, in a zone that will split tax revenue generated with the City of Toledo. Sounds like a win-win. Until you remember, retail and residential development doesn’t create wealth, it redistributes it. There is a limited and static demand for shopping in the Toledo region as a whole. Demand isn’t growing. That means if demand shifts toward one retail site, it is coming from another retail site. Growth one place equals decline somewhere else. Ditto the demand for housing. The population of the region is stagnant. Unless and until population grows, folks moving in one place in our community are moving out of someplace else in our community. It’s not development, it’s redistributing the demand. Gain here is drain there. So where would the drain likely occur? We’ll give you a hint. Look at a map of Toledo. The Dorr-I-475 interchange is due west of Toledo. It would be the true West Gate.

Currently the gateway to UT is Secor Road, The reorientation of the University toward Dorr Street, plus the new interchange, will likely reorient UT traffic south and west. Hotel development there will hurt the new hotels at the Secor-I-475 interchange. Retail development along Dorr will drain the last gasps of life from retail on Secor Road. You know, what we now call Westgate. Once Ottawa Hills Village Council killed the plans to widen Secor between Central and Bancroft, the writing was firmly on the wall. Out of town travelers simply will no longer use Secor, with its narrow scary lanes, to get to campus when they can fly down the broad and sleek new Dorr St. The blight caused by the closing of Sears and Elder Beerman could be just the beginning of the decline of Westgate and the Secor corridor, only to be hastened by the new interchange. The real loser in all this is the City of Toledo. While the City shares tax dollars with Springfield Township in the newly developed areas which will surround the interchange, the City will lose much more in the loss of revenue as Secor declines. The winner? Springfield Township, of course, which has nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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Creating winners and losers within the Toledo region is not sound regional planning. Developing one area without considering the impact on the region as a whole is short-sighted. Developing one area while neglecting its contribution to the destruction of another within the region is foolish. Who should be the arbiter of such regional planning? Who should ensure one jurisdiction doesn’t suck the life out of another? Lucas County, that’s who. Lucas County, who gets the majority of their income form tax dollars generated within the City of Toledo. And is throwing millions of those tax dollars into the new interchange. Regional planning be damned. Lordy bejeezus we hope we’re wrong. We hope the new interchange includes something that grows the pie, rather than simply cutting the slices differently. We hope it’s a win-win-win-win-winwinner for everyone, a chicken in every pot and two cars in every garage! We’re not holding our breath.

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CITY SIDE A Mindful Habit Mindfulness Institute launches inaugural courses By Erin Marsh

Jay Weik, founder and executive director of Toledo Mindfulness Institute (TMI), discovered meditation as a young child. He doesn’t recall his exact age, but he reminisces, “I was so young that my feet didn’t touch the floor.” Jay continues, “My mom put me in a timeout facing the wall...and I started spontaneously practicing meditation and sunk into a really deep place. I can still remember this. My mom forgot all about me, and an hour later found me still in the chair and facing the wall.”

Seeking meaning

Jay’s mindfulness journey continued throughout his childhood. He practiced Aikido and willingly read books on zen meditation, beginning when he was 8, and pursued the study of mindfulness all throughout his schooling and adulthood. Jay and his wife Karen, the associate director of TMI, eventually returned to Toledo after living in Boston for many years, and established the dojo Shobu Aikido of Ohio. Aikido, Jay explains is “the study of the art of life.” A music professor at the University of Toledo, Jay established The Mindfulness and Creativity Initiative on campus to make “mindfulness and meditation accessible to students and faculty in a non-secular way,” but he still felt there was a “gap between functioning at the university level and the needs of the general public.” That led to the creation of TMI, with a goal to provide meditation and mindfulness training— without religious affiliation— accessible to the public.

Toledo Mindfulness Institute Founder and Executive Director, Jay Weik, and Karen Weik, Associate Director.

Long term plan

Both Jay and Karen are Zen Buddhist priests, but TMI is a “secular expression, an attempt to make mindfulness available to people (without being) involved in a Buddhist setting.”


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Instructor Jenn McCullough wants to make mindfulness accessible. Jay states, “We are in it for the long haul…(we are) all local people who are committed to making mindfulness available in the Toledo area. There are a lot of places people can go online [for mindfulness training], but this is a local forum to connect with one another.” One of the mindfulness instructors, Jenn McCullough, has been a longtime Toledo area yoga teacher. Previously a special education teacher, working with children with “emotional and learning disabilities in a self-contained classroom,” Jenn says, “I started integrating yoga and meditation into the classroom back in the 90s when the community at large was not quite ready for that. Now it’s popular and mainstream…[and] people are hip to start learning about mindfulness.” Jenn clarifies that yoga in and of itself is not mindfulness, but “yoga is mindful movement and (makes) meditation (accessible).”

Mindfulness in the schools

Research continues to support the importance of including mindfulness in the school curriculum, and Toledo Public Schools is at the forefront of this movement locally, employing Jenn to teach a mindfulness class in one of the elementaries. Additional mindfulness classes with TPS are on the horizon. “I saw the need in the community,” Jenn explains. “People seem to be craving mindfulness for stress, whether they’re a kid or an adult.” “To go into school, you need to know your stuff around mindfulness and how to manage kids,” emphasizes Jenn. “I’m currently at one school and expanding to another school….[and] it’s a year-long commitment so students can learn to utilize [mindfulness] skills.” Jenn adds, “School is a stressful environment, and [these kids] are learning to utilize social and emotional skills.” To learn more about mindfulness training for you, your business or work environment, visit

e h t Ring in r a e Y w e N Local ways to welcome 2019

With 2019 right around the corner, it’s time to plan for New Year’s Eve festivities. Dinners by celebrated chefs, dance parties, beer and wine tastings, as well as many other events will welcome 2019. Look no further than our top picks for ways to celebrate.

Mancy’s Steakhouse

5453 Monroe St.. 419-476-4154. 5pm-9:30pm. $60. Mancy’s steaks are aged for 28 days using techniques that have been in the family for generations, making the restaurant a sure bet for the perfect New Year’s Eve meal. So, sink your teeth into the restaurant’s regular fare (an appetizer, choice of soup or salad, an entree), and tempt yourself with unique features that will be added to the menu for the night.

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Enter 2019 the gourmet way— with a chef’s dinner. *Prices do not include tax or gratuity. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Mancy’s Bluewater Grille 461 W. Dussel Dr., Maumee. 419-724-2583. 3-9:30pm. $59. Indulge in Bluewater’s three-course dinner from a menu with choices for a salad, starter and an entree, which includes seafood specialties and Mancy’s steaks. Menu is subject to change based on availability of fish.

Hollywood Casino Toledo 1968 Miami St., 419-661-5200. Noon-10pm. $39.99. Enjoy the casino’s New Year’s Eve epic chowdown buffet, which includes grilled steak, lobster, oysters, seafood, and other favored fare. Polish the meal off by testing your luck in the casino.

Mancy’s Italian Grill 5453 Monroe St., 419-882-9229. 3pm-9:30pm. $48. Ring in the New Year with your choice of appetizer, soup or salad, and entree at this romantic Italian bistro. Reservations with credit card required.

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5703 N. Main St., 567-408-7212. 6pm-8pm. $50.

Main Floor of Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel. 444 N. Summit St., 419-243-7664. 5pm-midnight. $85.

One of the area’s newest breweries will host a four-course chef’s dinner, which includes a beer or wine pairing for each course. Vegetarian options are available.

Evans Street Station 110 S. Evans St., Tecumseh, MI. 517-424-5555. 5-10pm. $75 per guest. Savor the flavors of 2018 and move into the new year with an extraordinary six course menu at this legendary fine dining restaurant in Tecumseh, MI. Nosh on innovative, creative, and “gourmet plates, such as Lamb Tartare, Orange Culver Farms Duck Breast, Bronzed Gnocchi, Cioppino, and more, during this dining experience fit for a gourmand. Enhance the meal with the optional addition of wine or beer pairings: Wine pairings $37. Beer pairings $26. Complimentary toast at Midnight. See the full menu online at

Before heading up to the top floor for The Heights New Year’s celebration, treat yourself to Chef Lawson’s expertly designed four-course meal and champagne at the Renaissance Toledo.

Benchmark 6130 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. 419-873-6590. 5pm-10pm. $90. Make your NYE an unforgettable culinary experience at this Perrysburg favorite. Chef Jeff Dinnebeil will offer a five-course meal, featuring bay scallops, butternut squash and ricotta ravioli, poached sea bass, Beef Wellington, and dessert. Each course will be paired with wine, and an extra foie gras course is available for an additional charge.

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Enter 2019 with a full belly at this New Year’s bash, which promises an open bar, a champagne at midnight, and an all-you-can eat buffet featuring prime cut New York strip and chicken paprikash. Live music at 8pm by My 80s Vice will accompany the evening. RSVP by Wednesday, December 26.

Brandywine Country Club 6904 Salisbury Rd., 419-865-2393. 6pm-1am. $75. Tempt yourself with Brandywine’s full buffet of prime rib, appetizers, and desserts, then work off the calories on the dance floor as rock and roll cover band The Red Carpet Crashers keeps things moving well past the midnight champagne toast.



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Parties to Ring in 2019 The Village Idiot 309 Conant St., Maumee. 419-893-7281. 10pm-2am. No cover. Fan’s of Toledo’s own rock/soul/funk band Baccano should spend their New Year’s Eve rocking out at The Village Idiot. Enjoy a slice of the Idiot’s delicious pizza, order a cold brew and enjoy Baccano’s always eclectic and energetic show.

NYE at Georgjz419 1205 Adams St., 419-842-4477. 4pm-2:30am. No cover. Party all night and dance your way into the new year at this favorite UpTown bar. A variety show featuring inclusive entertainment will keep the energy going, an appetizer buffet from 6-8pm, and a balloon drop and complimentary champagne toast at midnight will seal the deal. Snacks and finger foods to follow.

Holy Toledo Tavern 9 N. St. Clair St., 419-724-4499. 6pm-1am. $70. Spend New Year’s Eve at the Holy Toledo Tavern for a night of fine dining, dancing, libations and champagne. The night begins with a chef’s table dinner with cider-braised beef, vegetarian sides (like caramelized brussel sprouts), assorted desserts, cheeses, and more. After dinner, get ready to dance the night away to DJ Jason Kelley from Book That DJ. The balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight will get you ready to spend the first hours of 2019 partying ‘til you drop. $70 with chef’s dinner. For after-dinner festivities, $15 in advance and $20 at door.

5305 Monroe St., 419-593-0073. 7pm-2am. $25. Advance to the next level with classic arcade games and live music by Dj Ian Thomas & Dj Adubb at Bar 145’s annual New Year’s Eve party. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, giveaways, an ice luge, and a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight.

Amnesia 3922 Secor Rd., 8pm-2am. $25. Hit the nightclub and forget 2018 with a wild night of dancing, bottle service, over 20 VIP tables, and more. Hosted by 2012 WMC World Champion DJ MannyMix, special guest DJs JUNGA , DJ Javi, DJVII, and DJ Big Rube will entertain the crowds with a mix of electronic, hip hop, and more. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres provided by Chef Rafael Estrada of Papi’s Kitchen. Ages 21+ only. VIP packages vary, for more info, 419-410-4724 or

The Attic on Adams 1701 Adams St., 419-243-5350. 6pm. No cover. Want something more laid back? Try out some vintage beer releases from The Attic’s cellar, sip champagne cocktails, and enjoy a champagne toast at midnight. It’s a party that will be the perfect mix of house party vibes and a neighborhood bar environment.

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Fleetwood’s Tap Room 28 N. St. Clair St., 419-724-2337. 8pm-1am. $20 in advance. $30 at the door. Enjoy the lengthy list of craft brews at Fleetwood’s while you get your groove on to music by DJ One Tyme. Head up to the fourth floor to catch a live show by The Grape Smugglers, or to the rooftop for a view of the city, then dance until the midnight champagne toast and balloon drop.

Black and White Masquerade at Bar Louie Toledo: 5001 Monroe St., Suite R2. 567-318-1050. Perrysburg: 4105 Levis Commons Blvd., 419-872-9774. 8pm-2am. $50/gold, $10/silver. Eat, drink, and be happy at both restaurants with the perfect atmosphere to ring in the new year with friends. The kitchen will be open, the bar will serve up cold drinks and music will be bumpin’ ‘til night’s end, along with party favors and a champagne toast. Choose between a gold or silver admission ticket: Silver includes party favors and midnight toast, gold includes those plus four drink tickets. Don’t forget to show up with your masquerade mask!

12th Floor of Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel. 444 N. Summit St., 419-243-7565. 9pm. $50. What better way to celebrate the infinite possibilities of a new year than with a dance party overlooking the best view of the city? $50 covers your entry, small bites, and a midnight champagne toast. If you choose to get the VIP treatment, $175 covers entry, food, and unlimited beverages throughout the night. With beats by DJ A.K. and appetizers by Chef Aaron Lawson, this event is the height of fun sophistication. Buy your tickets at:


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Doc Watson’s 1515 S. Byrne Rd., 419-389-6003. 9pm. $5 cover.

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Party it up at Doc Watson’s, where a $5 cover gets you live music by DJ Gary Colyer, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. They’ll also be offering their usual Monday night special of $5 appetizers after 9pm. With delicious menu items like Doc’s chicken chunks and music all night long, this NYE event is just what the doctor ordered.

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Andy’s Bar and Grill 7820 Ponderosa Rd., Perrysburg. 419-661-9822. 9pm-2am. No cover. Will 2019 bring you more luck? Find out at Andy’s Bling in the New Year Party, which promises plenty of giveaways and a chance to win $250 in a karaoke singing contest. Drawings will take place at 12:30am and you must be present to win. Pair $1 droughts with tasty grub as the kitchen will stay open late.


1201 Adams St., 419-255-3333. 3pm. No cover. Keep it chill at this popular UpTown bar and play your favorite songs from 2018, and beyond, on a free jukebox. A midnight champagne toast keeps it festive, but the night will otherwise be as relaxed as usual.

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Ring in the new year with some class. Join Lazy Entertainment Inc. with two professional pianists to battle it out on grand pianos with playing, singing, and humor. Enjoy dinner with the show, or just come by for the show and drinks. Champagne toast at midnight and a cash bar benefiting Mikie’s Minutes, a nonprofit that allows our troops overseas to stay connected to their families and friends.

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New Year’s Vigil Mass at Historic Church of St. Patrick 130 Avondale Ave., 419-243-6452. 5:30pm-6:30pm. Free.

While there’s no champagne provided at the finish line, many will start the new year off right with healthy exercise. And there’s no better way to stay in the fitness groove than a 5K run. The Toledo Road Runners are hosting a Midnight Special 5k, after which each runner will receive a completion medal. Awards will be given for senior, master, grand master, and overall first place runners.

To bring in the new year with a bit of spirituality and prepare yourself for whatever 2019 has in store, join the vigil mass at the beautiful historic Church of St. Patrick. The breathtaking architecture of this well-preserved 1892 cathedral is the perfect setting for reflecting on the past year and thinking of goals for the new one.

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6140 Levis Common Blvd., Perrysburg. 419-931-3474. 7pm and 10:15pm. $20. The actor, writer, and stand-up comedian John Henton is best known for his roles on The Hughley’s and Living Single. Watch one of his hilarious sets at the Toledo Funny Bone to LOL all the way to 2019.

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Star celebrating 2019 early with a drink in hand. The Bottle shop will be sampling a variety of drinks including beer, wine and bubbly until 8pm. The best part? Pours are only $1! Grab your friends and savor the affordable sips.


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2018 Soundtrack Local releases to remember the year

Don’t let the new year make you forget the last. We’re celebrating the Toledo music scene with some of our favorite releases of 2018. PHOTO CREDIT: @ESPOCLARK

Violent Bloom Subtle and sensitive, Violent Bloom’s unique harmonic chamber pop makes them a local powerhouse. Modern, personal and intense, the three piece’s artful releases have earned the band a solid name in the local scene. The band members are part of other local projects— Kate Komuniecki (Yankee Ghost, Dirty Damn Band), Kelly Thompson (Shmotel), and Jon Zenz (Bloodumpster, Katie’s Randy Cat, Shmotel)— making Violent Bloom is must-see act. Following two releases in 2017— the Seven Sinners EP and full-length Dark Minuet— Violent Bloom released a lush, experimental five-song EP, Not Any Thing, in August, and is currently working on their upcoming LP, Anemone. Catch them live at 8pm on Saturday, January 12 at Handmade Toledo (1717 Adams St.) during ‘Scene and Not Heard II: A Fundraiser for The Aurora Project.’

Tree No Leaves The psychedelic rock band from Bowling Green has developed a unique and groovy sound over the last ten years. Their latest release, Prophet Holographic, continues to showcase that sound along with colorful visual cover art, created by BG artist Will Santino.

The Go Rounds put out their 11th release, the Code EP, in April.

The Go Rounds

Visuals have played a huge part within the band’s aesthetic. Founding member Dustin Galish explained that by collaborating with local artists, like Santino and Shawn Daley at Mohawk Studios in Sandusky who mixed and mastered the seven songs on the album, their vision has been realized. The Go Rounds’ 11th release, the Code EP, features four live recordings and three new singles “Pet Cemetary,” “Code” and “Holding On Hardly.” Code, released in April of 2018, illustrates The Go Rounds’ guitar work and dynamic vocal range of frontman Graham Parsons.

American Spirits Back in February, this newly-formed Bowling Green indie-emo band released their first EP: Nowhere Near Perfect. The five song release brought them attention, live shows and a solid following. The band recently came out with their second EP, the ironically titled: No One Cares About Your Band. Mixing post-grunge sensibilities with poprock fun, the 13 minute EP is sensitive, nostalgic, and catchy, making for another memorable release from this local quartet. Catch them live with bloom at 7pm on Sunday, January 27 at the Ottawa Tavern (1815 Adams St.). Known for sonic collages and electro-acoustic soundscapes, duo Sam Woldenberg and Ben Cohen took their project, Heavy Color, to the next level with their newest release, River Passage. Three years in the making, the record is a collaboration between Woldenberg, Cohen and musicians from villages in Eastern Congo, made possible by Earthwork Music’s 2015 request for Cohen and Akili Jackson of Radiant City Arts to travel to the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo as musical ambassadors. The result is mesmerizing, beautiful and inspired. Not even the musicians knew what the curious collaboration would create. Upcoming performances in Toledo, Kalamazoo and Traverse City are slated for early February.

Equipment Back in June, the local indie-pop three piece released Ruthless Sun, a sunny sounding summer release. The full length record offers sweeping, melancholy melodies, chipper bass lines, and anxious, harmonic vocals to complement angsty lyrics. The album strikes a familiar, comforting chord— consistently bright, but sometimes harsh.


From regretful, wide-eyed ballads to psychedelic-fueled rock and roll, Parsons and company continue to make meaningful connections with their music. Expect a Go Rounds Toledo appearance in mid-February.

Tree No Leaves are currently playing their last few dates of the Prophet Holographic Tour in Columbus and Cleveland.

Heavy Color

Catch them live with American Spirits, Teamonade, Floor Candy, and Origami Angel on Saturday, December 29 at The Summit Shack (217 E. Evers, Bowling Green) at 7:30pm.

Ben Cohen and Sam Woldenberg, the future beat and psychedelic jazz duo behind Heavy Color, released River Passage earlier this year.

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Mother Plucker

5221 Monroe St. Suite 121. 419-360-1677.

PART 4 ’Tis the season to be satisfied by giving. Show your friends and family that you appreciate them with gifts that supports local business. Whether you’re picking out something at a local shop or treating your friend to the flexibility of a gift card, you’ll find exactly what you need at these local businesses.

For your family and friends that take their beauty routines seriously, book an appointment with Mother Plucker for their holiday gift. Owner Cassandra Stansley offers microblading, lash lifts, lash and brow tints, dermaplane treatment and hair removal using her unique approach and knowledge of color theory and shape to specifically tailor to a client’s needs.

Mancy’s Steakhouse: 953 Phillips Ave., 419-476-4154. 11am-2pm & 5-9:30pm, Monday-Thursday. 11am-2pm & 5-10pm, Friday. 4:30-10:30pm, Saturday.

Mancy’s Italian Grill:

5453 Monroe St., 419-882-9229. 11am-10pm, Monday-Thursday. 11am-11pm, Friday. 4-11pm, Saturday. 4-9pm, Sunday.

Bottle Shop at Mancy’s Italian:

5453 Monroe St., 419-824-2463. 11am-8pm, Monday-Thursday. 11am-9pm, Friday-Saturday. Noon-6pm, Sunday.

Shorty’s True American Roadhouse: 5111 Monroe St., 419-841-9505. 11am-9:30pm, Monday-Thursday. 11am-10:30pm, Friday-Saturday. 11am-9pm, Sunday.

Bluewater Grille: 461 W. Dussel Dr., Maumee. 419-724-2583. 11am-10pm, Monday-Thursday. 11am-11pm, Friday. 4-11pm, Saturday. 4-9pm, Sunday.

El Camino Real

2500 W. Sylvania Ave. 419-472-0700.

The Ideal: 5333 Monroe St., 419-841-0066. 4-10pm, Monday-Thursday. 4-11pm, Friday. 10am-11pm, Saturday. 10am-9pm, Sunday.

Let the spicy Tex-Mex food from El Camino Real warm you up during the chilly December weather. You’ll love their homemade tortillas and the super popular fajita taco salad. Also, taking your friends out for a round of El Camino Real’s famous strawberry mango margaritas is a gift anyone can appreciate. Call or visit the restaurant to get a gift card for loved ones who love fresh Tex-Mex food.

This family of restaurateurs know a thing or two when it comes to bringing together good food and great company. Consider picking up a gift card to Mancy’s Restaurants so the foodie in your life can choose their own adventure. Whether they want classic, family favorites from The Steakhouse, Mancy’s Italian Grill or Bluewater Grille, something a little different at the more recently-opened Mancy’s Ideal, slow-smoked BBQ at Shorty’s, or something to wash it all down from the Bottle Shop, this gift card is a fast-pass to a myriad of delicious options. Continued on P. 16

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Mancy’s Bottle Shop

5453 Monroe St. 419-882-9229. A bottle of red, a bottle of white— maybe some cold, local craft beer— there are endless possibilities at Mancy’s Bottle Shop for the gift recipient in your life who enjoys the finer things. A gift card to this fine establishment would be the ideal gift for both friends who have to try the newest thing, and for those that are fans of the tried and true quality people come to expect from Mancy’s Bottle Shop. Call or come in today to buy a gift card, or get help from the friendly staff in selecting the perfect bottle for your friend.

Rêvé Salon and Spa

5633 Main St., Sylvania. 419-885-1140. For almost 30 years, Rêvé Salon and Spa has been offering high quality, luxurious services to their clients. Treat someone to salon, spa, makeup, nail or Cosmedica services at this downtown Sylvania staple with the purchase of a gift card. Whether with a haircut and color, a massage, a facial, or something more specific, like Skin Medica’s popular Illuminize Peel, you can rely on Rêvé’s trusted, professional staff to go beyond the call of duty.

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2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000.

203 Conant St., Maumee 419-740-3434. Now a storefront, this peddler of musical instruments and accessories has had an online presence since 2015. Now that it is in downtown Maumee, you can peruse their eclectic collection of boutique amps, guitars, artistically designed effects pedals, and more. The shopping experience at Small Box Music is personalized, unlike how you are treated at a big box store. The musician in your life will love a gift card or equipment from this establishment.

While the TMA offers free admission, there are plenty of things that you can treat the art lover in your life to, including Museum events, like film screenings, concerts, special exhibitions, treats from the cafe and unique items from the gift shop. Consider gifting your cultured friends a Museum membership so they can enjoy the TMA experience, plus specials perks, all year long. Continued on P. 18

Basil Pizza & Wine Bar

3145 Hollister Ln., Perrysburg. 419-873-6218. For fans of artisan pizza, look no further than Basil. Specializing in Italian cuisine using local ingredients, their wine list boasts over 200 selections to choose from. Basil’s stone-fired crust has toppings like whipped ricotta and balsamic onions. You can’t go wrong with their pastas, appetizer plates with roasted grapes, heirloom tomatoes, artisanal cheeses and other unforgettable combinations. A gift card to this place will undoubtedly be a hit. Even for your gluten-free friends will enjoy their have alternative options.

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The Benchmark Restaurant

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6130 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. 419-897-6590.

For the most deserving person on your list, the variety of steaks, seafood and other delicious menu items at The Benchmark Restaurant are a sure bet. Customers rave about their lobster bisque, avocado toast, Oscar style sirloin with lump crab meat, and affogato for desert. A night out at Benchmark is what you need to make the foodie in your life happy.

Belamere Suites

12200 Williams Rd., Perrysburg. 419-874-2233. Looking for a romantic gift for your significant other? Make sure it’s a hit with a luxury stay at Belamere Suites in Perrysburg. A weekend of couples massages, jacuzzi soaks, and lounging by the fire is the perfect retreat. Some rooms even have an in-room heated swimming pool and sauna. Book your stay today for a relaxing weekend at Belamere Suites.


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Toledo Funny Bone

6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. 419-931-3474. The holidays can get stressful with shopping and party planning. Let loose this season and take your friends out to the Funny Bone for a show that will make you all laugh. Fat Fish Blue restaurant is attached to the venue, so you can order food too. Local and national acts are always scheduled for the stage, so check out their upcoming events and decide which comedian you think your friends will enjoy most.

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There’s no better present to give your friend than a night out at Georgjz. With specials every single day of the week, delicious food like their pizzas and quesadillas, drinks, and entertainment, and a fab patio bar, who could turn down an evening full of what Georgjz always promises just below their name— fun, food and spirits— all the ingredients you need for a good time and the perfect holiday gift.


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Nagoya Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi 6190 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. 419-931-8400.

For a fun and unique dining experience, a gift card to Nagoya is the way to go. Asian chefs put on culinary performances at the Hibachi grills where diners can see the artistry in the preparation of Nagoya’s dishes. The menu has many options including sushi, hot and cold appetizers such as their famous Nagoya Roll (smoked salmon, cream cheese and crab baked with Nagoya aioli sauce) and traditional and Hibachi style meals.


Toledo Zoo

2 Hippo Way. 419-385-5721.

Nothing beats a trip to the Toledo Zoo, voted the best Zoo in the U.S. Not only do we have noteworthy animal enclosures and enrichment programs, but our Zoo continues to educate the community, save endangered species, and host events for both families and adult— along with the best holiday lights display in the nation. A true Toledo experience, tickets to the Zoo make a perfect gift for anyone.

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Bumble Bee Wax Worx 3332 W. Laskey Rd. 419-705-3889.

If you’re all about shopping local, pick up some products from this bath and body store. Soap up with all natural cold process soaps, get relaxed with a wood wicked candle and lotion, and get beautified with pomade, a charcoal face mask and other products offered at Bumble Bee. Looking good and smelling good is easy with these all-natural products.


Wersell’s Bike & Ski Shop

2860 W. Central Ave., 419-474-7412. Want to roll out a “wheely” cool gift this year? Visit Wersell’s, Toledo’s oldest bicycle shop (since 1945), to shop for high quality bicycles, gear and accessories to help keep your favorite cyclist ready to roll. Have a giftee who would rather hit the slopes than the road? Wersell’s also carries cross country skis, sleds, snowshoes, and toboggans. For a more experiential gift, consider inviting a friend to one of Wersell’s popular group rides, or rent cross country skis and head to a local metropark, like Wildwood or Oak Openings, to spend a picture-perfect snowy afternoon together on the trails. Continued on P. 22

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Want to add a little heat to the holiday season? Warm up winter with authentic Mexican and Cuban cuisine from one of the hot-spots in the Cocina De Carlos restaurant group. Whether you’re craving carnitas or want to tempt yourself with one (or more) of Poco Loco’s 65 varieties of tequila, a gift card to one of these eateries is the perfect way to give a present packed full of flavor.

Cocina De Carlos & Carlos’ Poco Loco Cocina De Carlos: 27072 Carronade Dr., Perrysburg. 419-872-0200. 205 Farnsworth Rd., Waterville. 419-878-0261.

Carlos’ Poco Loco: 1809 Adams St., 419-214-1655.

Toledo Game Room

3001 W. Sylvania Ave., 419-475-3775. Want to make the geek in your life happy? Just roll the 20-sided dice at the Toledo Game Room, the 419’s tabletop scene since 1987. Find everything from comic books to board games to accessories for fans of gaming miniatures, and more. Unsure what you’re looking for? Just vaguely describe the elves and orcs that your giftee loves and the shop’s experienced and knowledgeable staff will make sure to fill in the blanks.

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Provide someone who deserves to be primped, pampered, and polished from head to toe with a giftcard to this Perrysburg salon and spa. Offering nearly any service you can imagine— from 3D brow etching to NovaLash Eyelash Extensions to Hot Stone massages to purifying facial treatments to fantastic hair styling and color— Soto’s professionals give their clients everything they desire. Considering picking out a specific service you know your friend will love, or opt for a gift card so they can choose the experience that’s perfect for their needs. As a bonus, through December 24, you can earn a $25 Soto Reward with a gift card purchase of $100 or more.

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Ventura’s Mexican Restaurant 7742 W. Bancroft St., 419-841-7523.

Smokey’s BBQ Roadhouse 2092 Woodville Rd., Oregon. 419-725-2888.

Toast Feliz Navidad with friends and family while enjoying Toledo’s favorite margaritas at this relaxed, friendly Mexican restaurant. In 1984, Ventura’s established itself as a neighborhood staple and has maintained good cheer with quality family recipes ever since. For the perfect way to enjoy the holidays, treat your loved ones to a hearty meal or offer up a gift card to this favored locale.

Charm your carnivorous friends and family with a gift card to Smokey’s BBQ Roadhouse, the People’s Choice Winners of the The Blade’s 35th annual Northwest Ohio Rib Off and Best of Toledo nominee for best burger and best BBQ. Let your giftee sink their teeth into slow-smoked beef brisket, chicken, pulled pork, baby back ribs, and more, all made with local meats and veggies, with a treat that offers a bonus— get $5 for free on every $25 gift card you buy.

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When Guac Shop founder Danielle Arbinger first tried guacamole as a child, she didn’t see what all the fuss was about. A sad mash of avocado at a chain restaurant didn’t seem too special. When she moved to L.A. for a job with Sony Pictures, her taste buds were introduced to guac’s true potential. During Beer Fridays, when operations would shut down, the scene gave way to drinks and some truly amazing guacamole. “I became really hooked on it,” Arbinger says of that first good guac. As someone with a knack for deciphering recipes, she tried making it herself. “I took it to parties, potlucks, and work functions. It was always a big hit.”

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After moving back to Toledo, Arbinger considered selling the velvety green goodness at the Perrysburg Farmers Market. But she was working full-time as a content strategist for Lazy Boy, and the venture seemed too overwhelming to pursue. “This time last year, though, I decided to go for it,” said Arbinger, who quit her job to make her guacamole ministry a reality. “The big hurdle for me was that I didn’t have a commercial kitchen,” Arbinger said. She soon discovered NOCK (Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen), a nonprofit incubator that supports emerging culinary start-ups. “These (regulatory compliant kitchens) can’t be found everywhere. Finding one 10 minutes from my house was crazy,” she said. Guac Shop became a Limited Liability Company on Valentine’s Day, 2018, and Arbinger won a contest soon after that really kick-started her meteoric rise on the guac Richter Scale. Starwood Retail Partners and the Franklin Park Mall held a contest, the Battle of the Popups, with the prize to the winner being a fourmonth lease for a kiosk in the mall. Now she mass produces, with the help of a co-packer in Cleveland, Guac Shop products, available in both

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Churchill’s locations, The Drug Store of Perrysburg, and Sautter’s Markets. Arbinger is planning on increasing the seven-day shelf life of the guacamole (without adding preservatives) in the new year so that she can place it in stores nationwide.

Team Opa and Team Loco

The Guac Shop’s four flavors are addictive. The original recipe was inspired in L.A. and over the years and through experimentation, she created the spicy version. “It’s the original with a kick,” Arbinger says. “I use serrano peppers to make it spicy.” There are two options that show her true prowess in mixing flavors: Opamole (Greek-style guac) and Locomole (Creamy-style guac). Arbinger’s four kids normally steer clear of healthy food choices, but they love those two flavors. More specifically, two of the kids are Team Opa and two are Team Loco. “Opamole is great on omelettes and burgers,” Arbinger said. “Locomole is our top seller. It’s the jalapeno cream guacamole, but it isn’t very spicy because we seed the jalapenos.” A phenomenal complement to seafood, she recommends it on sautéed scallops, as a dip for crab cakes, and as a dressing for tacos. Each eight-ounce container holds less than 500 calories so, while delicious, it is a healthy diet addition. “It’s so versatile,” Arbinger says. “These guacamoles are great for a snack, but they are also a healthy way to add gourmet flavor to your food. I see the reaction people have when they try them, and I’ve gotten so much great feedback.” Find Guac Shop guacamole at Call 567-297-0027. Follow Guac Shop on Facebook and Instagram at guacshop419.

Brimming with possibility

Skip the hassle of Christmas day cooking by enjoying a fourcourse holiday meal at Brim House by Chef Aaron Lawson. The Toledo native uses his southern influence to put a creative spin on traditional dishes, livening up the usual holiday fare. Brim House also offer vegan options. Reservations are highly recommended. $40. 11am Monday, December 24. 10pm Tuesday, December 25. Brim House. 444 N. Summit St. 419-243-7664. —EH

Chili with benefits

Everyone loves to eat, especially if it’s for a good cause. Attend NAMI’s (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Chili Cookoff to select the best recipe. Attendees will learn about NAMI and their programs of support, education and advocacy for those with mental illnesses. The event is free to attend, but donations are accepted. 5:30-7:30pm Wednesday, January 16. Glenwood Lutheran Church, 2545 Monroe St. 419-243-1119. Free

Ales are the bomb

Christmas doesn’t end on the 25th. The Swig Santa Dropped a Bomb on Us event has Prairie Bomb ales taking over their taps the day after Christmas. The drink menu boasts Prairie Bomb, Birthday Bomb, Double Dunk, and Prairie Bombs with cocoa, vanilla, chilli pepper, and coffee. Prices vary. 5-11pm Wednesday, December 26. Swig, 219 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg. 419-873-6223.

Beer vs. wine

As part of the Perrysburg Winterfest, attendees 21 and over can indulge in more than just ice sculptures, lights and live music. Beer night on Friday offers samples of a myriad of brews from Ohio and Michigan, local food and dancing to live music by the Mel Burns Band. Saturday is Wine night, with delicious wine selections. Enjoy the heated tent each night. $25 each. 7:30-11pm Friday and Saturday, January 11 and 12. Downtown Perrysburg, Louisiana Ave. and Second St. 419-872-6246. ––CP

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Guac goals

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New Liquor License! Dinner themes are: Dec 21st fried chicken dinner Dec 28th closed for dinner private event Jan 4th Italian dinner night


When Guac Shop founder Danielle Arbinger first tried guacamole as a child, she didn’t see what all the fuss was about. A sad mash of avocado at a chain restaurant didn’t seem too special. When she moved to L.A. for a job with Sony Pictures, her taste buds were introduced to guac’s true potential. During Beer Fridays, when operations would shut down, the scene gave way to drinks and some truly amazing guacamole. “I became really hooked on it,” Arbinger says of that first good guac. As someone with a knack for deciphering recipes, she tried making it herself. “I took it to parties, potlucks, and work functions. It was always a big hit.”

The Adams Street Cafe | 608 Adams St. 419. 214.1819 8am-4pm | Monday-Fridays /theadamsstcafe

After moving back to Toledo, Arbinger considered selling the velvety green goodness at the Perrysburg Farmers Market. But she was working full-time as a content strategist for Lazy Boy, and the venture seemed too overwhelming to pursue. “This time last year, though, I decided to go for it,” said Arbinger, who quit her job to make her guacamole ministry a reality. “The big hurdle for me was that I didn’t have a commercial kitchen,” Arbinger said. She soon discovered NOCK (Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen), a nonprofit incubator that supports emerging culinary start-ups. “These (regulatory compliant kitchens) can’t be found everywhere. Finding one 10 minutes from my house was crazy,” she said. Guac Shop became a Limited Liability Company on Valentine’s Day, 2018, and Arbinger won a contest soon after that really kick-started her meteoric rise on the guac Richter Scale. Starwood Retail Partners and the Franklin Park Mall held a contest, the Battle of the Popups, with the prize to the winner being a fourmonth lease for a kiosk in the mall. Now she mass produces, with the help of a co-packer in Cleveland, Guac Shop products, available in both

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Churchill’s locations, The Drug Store of Perrysburg, and Sautter’s Markets. Arbinger is planning on increasing the seven-day shelf life of the guacamole (without adding preservatives) in the new year so that she can place it in stores nationwide.

Team Opa and Team Loco

The Guac Shop’s four flavors are addictive. The original recipe was inspired in L.A. and over the years and through experimentation, she created the spicy version. “It’s the original with a kick,” Arbinger says. “I use serrano peppers to make it spicy.” There are two options that show her true prowess in mixing flavors: Opamole (Greek-style guac) and Locomole (Creamy-style guac). Arbinger’s four kids normally steer clear of healthy food choices, but they love those two flavors. More specifically, two of the kids are Team Opa and two are Team Loco. “Opamole is great on omelettes and burgers,” Arbinger said. “Locomole is our top seller. It’s the jalapeno cream guacamole, but it isn’t very spicy because we seed the jalapenos.” A phenomenal complement to seafood, she recommends it on sautéed scallops, as a dip for crab cakes, and as a dressing for tacos. Each eight-ounce container holds less than 500 calories so, while delicious, it is a healthy diet addition. “It’s so versatile,” Arbinger says. “These guacamoles are great for a snack, but they are also a healthy way to add gourmet flavor to your food. I see the reaction people have when they try them, and I’ve gotten so much great feedback.” Find Guac Shop guacamole at Call 567-297-0027. Follow Guac Shop on Facebook and Instagram at guacshop419.



Meet Me at the Bus Stop

When people are unexpectedly thrown together in close quarters, storytelling magic happens. William Inge’s 1955 play, Bus Stop, tells the tale of a group of travelers who end up stuck at a diner near Kansas City during a snowstorm. One character, Cherie, deals with a cowboy’s unwelcome advances while seven other main characters have complex issues revealed as the story unfolds. With romance, drama, and even a little comedy, The Toledo Rep’s performance of Bus Stop has all the trappings of a great story. $9.75-$19.75. 8pm Friday, January 11-Saturday, January 12. The 10th Street Theater. 16 10th St. 419-243-9277.

One Step, Two Step


Village Players stage Dancing Lessons By Jeff McGinnis

Cinderelly, Cinderelly

The Russian National Ballet’s performance of Cinderella will soon arrive in the Glass City. Sergei Prokofiev’s two-act ballet puts a melodious, gracefully performed spin on the fairy tale we all know. Famous for the eccentricities of the bad stepsisters, beautifully wrought melodies, and lauded choreography, you won’t want to miss this breathtaking performance. $29-$59. 7:30pm-10:30pm Wednesday, January 9. Valentine Theatre. 410 N. Superior St. 419-242-2787. —EH

Circus acts

The magnificent stage acts of Cirque du Soleil: Corteo comes to Detroit. This series of the show honors Mauro, a clown who has passed on while his spirit still lives on through the lively performances of the funeral cortege which celebrates his joyous life. Tumblers, players, and aerial artists take the stage with other performers in this energetic, extraordinary show. $80-$155. 3:30pm Saturday, January 12. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI. 313-471-3200.

Comedy star comes to town

Thea Grabiec (L) and Andrew Packar rehearse. “This show has much to say about human interaction, understanding, perception and acceptance,” says director Barbara Barkan. Two people meet. A story as old as life itself, with no two versions ever quite the same. In this iteration, a man, Ever, wants to learn how to dance so he won’t embarrass himself at an upcoming event. His downstairs neighbor, Senga, an accomplished dancer, is recovering from a career-threatening injury. Over the course of the play, these two characters connect in a funny and touching tale of the common ground often found in unexpected ways.

Not exactly a love story

“Dancing Lessons, Mark Germain’s two-person play, is a comedy by definition,” said director Barbara Barkan. “Dialog is quick and snappy. Humor is sharp, engaging and thought provoking. While not exactly a love story it brings two people together in a unique way.” Barkan came across the play, originally published in 2015, and presented it to the Village Players board for consideration. “This show has much to say about human interaction, understanding, perception and acceptance. This show speaks volumes,” Barkan said. One of the important aspects of the show, Barkan noted, was to be accurate and respectful in its depiction of Asperger’s Syndrome— the Autism spectrum developmental disorder that Ever, the male lead, carries with him. “My goal at the onset was to be authentic, truthful. I researched a long time and had discussions with several

people who were on the spectrum or had a close family member on the spectrum. Keep in mind, however, this play is not about Aspergers. Both characters have certain challenges and through them they begin to understand themselves and each other.”

Popular stand up comedian D.L. Hughley is sure to put a smile on your face during his live show. Hughley has showcased his comedic talents with television, film and radio throughout his career. The man who hosted his own shows on CNN and HBO, a guest on numerous talk shows, featured in the docu-film The Original Kings of Comedy, starred in and produced his TV show, The Hughleys, that aired on ABC and UPN, and more, recently appeared as morning show host of WRKS-FM. Politically savvy and astute, Hughley portrays his love of comedy through this unforgettable performance. See him live at any of his four scheduled shows. $37.50. 7:30pm and 10:15pm Friday, January 4 (21+), 7pm (21+) and 10pm (19+) Saturday, January 5. Toledo Funny Bone, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. 419-931-3474. ––CP

Truthfulness and authenticity

On a technical level, Barkan said the show aims for a realistic aesthetic to compliment the script’s down-to-earth approach. Characters brought to life by a pair of extremely talented local actors carry the entire production onstage. “Rehearsals are so much more than line memorization and blocking,” Barkan said. “The two actors, Thea Grabiec and Andrew Packard, are sensitive, intelligent, articulate and committed to the truthfulness and authenticity of this relationship. The set, tech, and production values are realistic. Nothing idealized or stylized.” “Audience members will take from this show what they each experience,” explains Barkan. “There is no one message. It’s personal, relevant and relatable.” $20, general. $18, seniors and students. January 11-19. 8pm, Thursday-Saturdays. 2pm, Sunday, January 13. The Village Players Theatre 2740 Upton Ave., 419-427-6817.

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REEL APPEAL Holy Toledo!

The 419 Pop Culture Quiz By Jeff McGinnis From Klinger’s love for his hometown to Jack Griffin returning to the Glass City in A.P. Bio, Toledo has been cast in film and television for decades. Here are nine trivia questions to test your pop culture mettle about the ways our humble city has been depicted on the big and small screen.

By the end of M*A*S*H’s 11-year run, what Army rank had Maxwell Q. Klinger attained?

At what fictional Toledo high school is Jack Griffin forced to take a job on the NBC sitcom A.P. Bio?

A: Whitlock High School, home of the Rams. Although the show is not filmed on location, some footage of the Toledo Walleye was shot at the Huntington Center, and a variety of area icons are namedropped. (Series creator Mike O’Brien is a graduate of St. John’s Jesuit High School.) Q: What fictional manager of the Toledo Mud Hens is tapped to lead the Cleveland Indians in the classic 1989 comedy Major League?

In the Toledo-set sitcom Melissa and Joey, Melissa repeatedly brags that she was the youngest person in city history to be elected to what position? A: City Council Member. Unless Melissa was elected at a VERY young age, real life may have her beat: Current mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz was only 26 when he won a seat on City Council, the youngest member in a quarter of a century. Q: What famous NASA flight director, played by Ed Harris in Apollo 13, was originally from Toledo? A: Gene “Failure is not an option!” Kranz. Born in 1933, Kranz was assigned as flight director for all the odd numbered Apollo missions, including Apollo 11 in 1969. The homemade vest Kranz wore as he helped guide Apollo 13 safely home is currently housed in the Smithsonian.

A: Lou Brown. Played by gruff-voiced character actor James Gammon (who passed away in 2010), Brown’s no-nonsense attitude and rascally spirit made him one of the film’s most memorable characters. Brown returned for the sequel Major League II, but not in sequel/spinoff Major League: Back to the Minors. What legendary comedian played a minor league baseball player— who spent one year with the Mud Hens— in the 1985 comedy Brewster’s Millions?

A: Sergeant. He was famously a Corporal for much of the series, but Toledo native Klinger (played, of course, by real-life Toledo native Jamie Farr) had been promoted by the time the finale aired in 1983. Although Klinger frequently mentioned Toledo and made area mainstays like the Mud Hens and Tony Packo’s famous, the city itself only appeared in one scene: A dream sequence showing Klinger on a deserted street.

A: Bloody Mary. Sam and Dean may have visited Toledo only once officially, but the spirit of the city often surrounds them: Series creator Eric Kripke is a Sylvania Township native, and inserted references to the Glass City in numerous episodes. Q: What famous documentary filmmaker impersonated the head of a news crew from Toledo in an effort to secure an interview with GM chairman Roger B. Smith?

Q: In what 2008 football comedy was it announced that the Duluth Bulldogs had been defeated by the Toledo Bullets? A: Leatherheads, George Clooney’s film about the early days of professional football. Set in 1925, the movie was very loosely based on actual events, but no actual names or teams were utilized. The Bullets in question may have been based on the real life Toledo team the Maroons, but that squad was disbanded in 1923.

In a first season episode of the long-running CW thriller Supernatural, the Winchesters travel to Toledo to track down what urban legend?

A: Richard Pryor. The film, directed by Walter Hill and co-starring John Candy, is one of over a dozen movies made based on the same source material, a 1902 novel by George Barr McCutcheon. The novel was also adapted into a Broadway play and a musical version, Zip Goes a Million.

A: Michael Moore, in his breakout 1989 documentary Roger and Me. Although he was largely unsuccessful in his efforts to talk to Smith and bring him to Flint, MI, the film launched Moore to stardom and became the highest grossing documentary of all time (later surpassed by Moore’s own films Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11).

FILM NOTES Meet the Woodmans

The Toledo Museum’s Art House Film Series screens the 2010 documentary The Woodmans, a fascinating account of a family of artists who live for their craft. The most well-known of the Woodmans, photographer Francesca, was surrounded by art— her mother was a ceramist and her father a painter. The film highlights her journey and a family which undergoes tragedy and is ultimately brought together by art. 7pm-9pm Friday, December 21. Toledo Museum of Art Little Theater, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000.


A tale of togetherness

The need for a bone marrow transplant for the Vuillard family matriarch brings them all together just in time for the holidays in A Christmas Tale (2008). Things sometimes get out of hand with this family, so the seriousness of the situation is often lifted with well-timed comic relief. The film explores the problems of a troubled family and how to forget your differences with a heartfelt Christmas reunion. $5-$7. 2pm-4:45pm Saturday, December 22. Toledo Museum of Art Little Theater, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. —EH

A Turner classic

In the film adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical, The King and I, a widowed Welsh mother, Anna, becomes the governess and English tutor to the wives and children of King Mongkut of Siam. When the personalities of the King and Anna clash, drama ensues while Anna is teaching the English language, customs and etiquette in preparation for an upcoming party. Witness the dilemma unfold during The Valentine’s Silver Screen Classics screening. $5. 7:30pm Friday, January 11. Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St. 419-242-3490.

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Welcome to the family

The Toledo Museum of Art Families on Film series presents Monsoon Wedding (2001). The melodramatic and comedic film observes the mixing of cultures when an upper-middle-class Indian family prepares for their only daughter’s arranged marriage. Although problems occur and the planning is nothing short of stressful, the celebration turns out perfectly as the two families put aside their differences. $5/members, $7/non-members. 2-4pm Saturday, January 5. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. ––CP

CITY PAGES Cold War Paranoia

Mayo’s Survival House By Nicholas Rys Wendell Mayo’s latest collection of short stories, Survival House (Stephen F. Austin University Press), is a lean, sharply focused collection of tales for these troubling times. The stories, in some ways, represent a change of direction for Mayo, who recently retired from spending over two decades as a creative writing professor at Bowling Green State University. In the past, his work has often dipped into the surreal and the otherworldly, both at home (Centaur of the North, B. Horror and Other Stories) and abroad (In Lithuanian Wood, The Cucumber King of Kedainiai). In Survival House, the absurd is almost everywhere, (in a town where they celebrate the existence of the human race by parading a pig down Main Street, then slaughtering it— in a bar that installs a miniature train to deliver food to customers, dubbed the Trans-Siberian Railroad) but Mayo’s stories in this collection are rooted more in realism as he writes about life in Northwest Ohio and being a child of the Cold War. The timeline in Survival House toggles between 1960s peak-Cold War paranoia, and the present, where a new wave of political and cultural anxiety dominates our day-to-day consciousness. Mayo’s characters are painfully ordinary, living in extraordinary times. Their

stories reflect how deep the talons of ambient fear have dug into our country’s collective psyche. The collection draws parallels between timelines, not only an examination of our current time and climate, but also of our country as a whole. Before devoting himself to short fiction, Mayo worked as an environmental and energy engineer for several years. There are forces at work in this book that are far beyond my grasp—something about the science of how we are all connected, all on this continuum together. In Survival House, characters look through a telescope at the stars— there is a hope and a sense of belonging in this collection, despite the apocalyptic overtones. Mayo talked with City Paper about Survival House: The parallels between the Cold War/ Russian paranoia and today’s cultural/Russian paranoia are present in Survival House. What compelled you to address this in your book? Stories in my previous two books, In Lithuanian Wood and The Cucumber King of Kedainiai, are set in the formerSoviet Republic of Lithuania, a country and people I’ve come to know well since 1993, when I first went to teach there. Like so much of the world, Lithuanians celebrated the fall of the Soviet Union, but what lingers in the hearts and minds of people there is the feeling that Russia continues to be a serious threat to them. Look at the annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014. It’s this daily “mind of doom” felt by people in former-Soviet countries, and the resurgence of this mindset in the West, that set me to writing these stories.

Before you were a tenured professor at BGSU, you worked as an engineer. When and why did you decide to quit that line of work, and pursue writing and literature, full time? I’ve written fiction since 1966 when I was in eighth grade. I never gave it up, even as I worked as a chemical engineer, something my physicist-father urged me to try. In fact, while working as an engineer, I took night classes in print journalism at the University of Toledo. I liked engineering but my heart was always in writing—in storytelling—and, as I came to know that more and more of my job in the late 1970s / early 1980s involved exorbitant corporate profits and damage to our environment, I quit. Dead quit. And finished my MFA at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

You have recently retired from teaching creative writing. What are you working on now? I’m fortunate to have two more books of short stories under contract, one due out in 2019 and one in 2020. So I’m editing them. The first, Twice-Born World: Stories of Lithuania, is as much about baffled Americans encountering a rapidly changing people as the people themselves. For instance, one story, “Green Fire Ponds of Moletai,” has an eager, retired American agricultural engineer travel to Lithuania as a volunteer, only to find they have really no need— or desire— for him to help. The second book started as a collection of stories about aging persons in our society, but evolved to include (again) stories about all sorts of folks who fall under the radar of official history. Like elephants who recognize their dead at the sides of roads, stories in What Is Said About Elephants pay homage to characters on the fringes who find themselves in critical moments, facing the high cost of education, joblessness, and more. My new writing project involves a boy in the mid-1960s who takes his television heroes seriously. They tend to shape his entire world. Maybe his story is the proto-story of how Internet culture has become so dominant these days? I don’t know, and I want to find out. So I’ll write about it.

BOOK NOTES Toledo Voices at Play

Feel like you may have written (or could write) the next great American play? Now might be your chance to let your talent shine. The Toledo Repertoire Theatre is calling for submissions to “Toledo Voices,” a night where local playwrights bring their unproduced manuscripts and participate in a series of readings, followed by feedback from others. Bring your best work and be brave. 12am-11:59pm Friday, December 28. The Toledo Repertoire Theatre. 16 10th St. 419-243-9277. —EH

The book flood

Hailing from Iceland, Jólabókaflóð, otherwise known as the Christmas book flood, is a holiday tradition where people exchange books on Christmas Eve, and spend the night reading. Gathering Volumes brings this Icelandic tradition to the States by hosting their very own book flood. All are welcome, and those who attend should bring a wrapped, new or gently used book for the exchange. Give the gift of reading this year! 6-7pm Friday, December 21. Gathering Volumes, 196 E. South Boundary, Perrysburg. 567-336-6188. Free ––CP

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Poignant photographs

Rowan Renee’s photography tackles subjects as diverse as sexual abuse, the vibrant traditions of New Orleans, and women’s mystical power. The nude subjects in her tintype photographs hold arresting expressions that leave you wanting to know more. Renee is also known for her installations, sculptures, street art, and printmaking. Learn more about her at Make it a point to see the artist’s work on display at the University Toledo. 9am-9pm Monday-Saturday. 10am-9pm Sunday. University of Toledo CVA Main Gallery, 620 Art Museum Dr. 419-530-8300.

Atomic Pop Perrysburg

63-year-old twins Mark and Michael Kerse, together, comprise Mr. Atomic, a surrealist pop art duo whose work will be on display at the Perrysburg Municipal Building beginning in January. Mr. Atomic’s paintings, often with a comic-book sensibility, also depict celebrities (like Marilyn Monroe and The Beatles), bright landscapes, and eccentrically rendered animals. The 18 paintings at this public art series were curated by Main Art-ery. 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday. January 1-June 1. Perrysburg Municipal Building, 201 W. Indiana Ave. 419-699-7394. Shop for Mr. Atomic prints at or their studio, located at 1700 N. Reynolds Rd..

Thursday, 12.20 Blooms and Brews - Design a holiday centerpiece using fragrant winter greenery, flowers, and other elements with Beautiful Blooms by Jen. After creating, enjoy dinner and drinks, included in the ticket price. $50. 5:30-7:30pm Element 112, 5735 N. Main St., Sylvania. 419-517-8821.

Monday, 12.31

Inked Truth First Showcase - The evening will feature poets Kay Renee, Paula Blocker and Huntor Prey, artists Chastidy Morrow, Alfred Frank and Darius Simpson, as well as local authors and special guest Neal McCastle. 6-9:30pm. The Truth Gallery, 1811 Adams St. 419-242-7650. @InkedTruthCreations on Facebook.

Sunday, 1.6

Nativity Festival - View the various Nativity

Art Loop Lights

Head downtown for the winter wonderland with the last Art Loop of 2018. Christmas shopping with local vendors at Handmade Toledo’s Mini Maker’s Mart, beautiful light displays, and all manner of holiday-themed gifts make this an evening you won’t want to miss. The Hensville lights are back by popular demand, with two new light installations this year, one MindBlown, is a piece by local glass artists that features special effects set to music. There will be a pop-up bar, musical performances and you can create light graffiti with friends and family as you revel in holiday cheer. $5. 5:30pm-9pm Thursday, December 20.

Artistic escapism

scenes from around the world displayed in the 192 year old church along with decorated trees and homemade Christmas cards. 5-8pm. Additional dates 5-8pm Friday, 12.21 and 11am-2pm Saturday, 12.22. HeART Gallery and Studios, 428 N. Erie St. 419-243-4214. Free

Saturday, 12.22

The Toledo Museum of Art’s Great Art Escape is full of events for both kids and adults. Art lovers, no matter their taste, can’t help but find something to enjoy at this event. TMA will unveil their free TMApp for visitors to download and use during a scavenger hunt through the galleries. Every day there is something new—glassblowing demonstrations, Dutch cabinet organ performances, live indie rock music, and workshops for all ages—and most of it is free. Don’t miss it! Hours for event vary. Thursday, December 27 to Tuesday, January 1. Toledo Museum of Art. 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. toledomuseumorg. —EH

Paint Your Own Pottery - Pick out a piece of pottery and use various painting tools to add color and your creative touch. $10/hour plus cost of pottery. 10am-2pm. Additional date, Saturday, 12.29. Sunshine Studios, 305 Conant St., Maumee. 419-891-8877.

Friday, 12.28 Holiday Acrylic Pour - Join local painter Mary Rood in this workshop creating pieces with acrylic pour inspired by the colors of the season. Register in advance. $35. 6-8pm. Fuller Art House, 5679 Main St., Sylvania. 419-882-8949. Journaling with Markers + Watercolor - All levels welcome to practice

New Year’s Eve Family Pottery - Using outdoor firing in the kiln and unique finishes, create two Raku pottery pieces to take home. $25. 9am-noon. 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg 419-874-4174.

Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunion Exhibition Tour - Larry W.

Nichols William Hutton Senior Curator of European and American Painting and Sculpture before 1900 will give a tour of the exhibition Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunion. Free/members, $10/non-members. 3-4pm. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000.

Learn Hand Lettering for Beginners

This class will focus on handwriting in the look of calligraphy and cursive with a twist. With guidance, control movement and strokes to write neat lettering. $35. 1-2:30pm. Art Supply Depo, 29 S. Saint Clair St. 419-720-6462.

Thursday, 1.10 Localeyes with Jordan Killam - Writer and voice artist Jordan Killam will give a tour at the Museum and point out influential pieces. Meet in Libbey Court. 6-7pm. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. Free

Sunday, 1.13 Pastel Workshop - Mary Jane Erard will instruct this course where students learn how to create a beautiful landscape using soft or oil pastels. $40. 1-4pm. Art Supply Depo, 29 S. Saint Clair St. 419-720-6462.

journaling skills with markers and watercolor when sketching on location. $30. 11am-2pm. Art Supply Depo, 29 S. Saint Clair St. 419-720-6462.

Wednesday, 1.16 Stamped Cards and Paper Crafts

Make four cards of your choice using stamps and bright colors of purples, reds, oranges, and yellows. $20. 6:30-8:30pm. 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg 419-874-4174.

Saturday, 12.29 Make a Resin Geode - Using Art Resin, acrylic paint, alcohol ink, glitter, crushed glass and other materials with specific techniques and tricks, create a Resin geode during this interactive workshop. $65, $55 without takehome resin kit. 3-5pm. Art Supply Depo, 29 S. Saint Clair St. 419-720-6462. 30

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ART TO HEART Toy Soldier

Artist Aaron Pickens’ comes out to play By Jason Webber

“I don’t want people to read too much into why I was using a particular toy. I wanted them to focus on the nature of the work as a whole,” said Pickens. Most of the pieces in Toy Stories were created with Pickens first constructing a diorama using different toys before created an oil painting with hyper-realistic representation. This two-part creative process, while painstakingly slow, results in a fascinating look into American culture. The largest piece in the exhibit, a painting measuring 24 by 70 inches, Pickens estimates took about 500 hours to complete.

Teaching fun

When Picken’s, who received his Masters In Fine Arts from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2015, is not creating art, he can be found teaching art classes at any number of local learning institutions including Adrian College, Owens Community College, and his alma mater Bowling Green State University. He also works as an assistant for local artist Erwin Redl of Paramedia LLC. “Art shouldn’t take itself so seriously. Let’s get back to having fun.” Visit the Toy Stories exhibit to see that Pickens really means that.

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor” by Aaron Pickens, a painting featured in his Toy Stories exhibit, opening January 11 at 20 North Gallery. It’s hard to argue with Aaron Pickens’ belief that the art world often takes itself too seriously. His new exhibit Toy Stories serves as a reminder that creating art is a way of playing. “I’ve always been obsessed with creating and bringing things into this world, and that first manifested itself as a kid when I would play with toys and create scenarios with Legos, blocks, or other materials,” said the Toledo native and graduate of the Toledo School for the Arts and Bowling Green State University. “I realized that (play) was the infancy of my creative ambition so

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Toy Stories opens with a free public reception featuring a cash bar from 6-9pm on Friday, January 11. On view through March 30, 2019. 20 North Gallery, 18 N. St. Clair St., 419-241-2400.


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I felt I wanted to honor that. I think the act of play should be embraced. The overall theme of the exhibit is that play is crucial.”

Play is crucial

Pickens’ exhibit features a series of dioramas and hyper-realistic oil paintings all centered around toys. Most of the playthings featured in Pickens’ art are generic, nondescript, cheap toys; the kind you’d find in a Happy Meal or Cracker Jack box.

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LISTEN HEAR Mr. Mojo Rising

Toledo restaurateur rides the storm By Jason Webber You know that it would be untrue, you know that I would be a liar, if I was to say to you ... there’s a better Jim Morrison impersonator out there than Phil Barone. By day, the Toledo native and owner of Rosie’s Italian Grille and two Rosie’s Rolling Chef food trucks, serves some of the area’s finest European cuisine. But on certain nights of the year--and usually for charity--the mild-mannered Barone slips into a pair of skintight leather pants, teases a black cowlicked wig, and conjures up the spirit of the late, great Jim Morrison, the iconic frontman of ‘60s band The Doors. Supported by a backing band featuring some of Toledo’s finest musicians,he’s not impersonating Morrison so much as channeling his ghost. One listen to Barone’s eerily Morrison-like otherworldly howl on “Roadhouse Blues” or “Touch Me” will dissuade any nonbeliever. We talked to the neo-Lizard King to learn what it’s like to play Morrisson… and where he gets those amazing leather pants. So I’ve seen your show and, as a Doors fan, I can tell you, you’ve got it down, baby. Oh, thank you so much. It’s always a real thrill when people say that.. I’ve studied him through film and the music, of course, and I really enjoy it. When I graduated from college, I used to live with some buddies at this old farmhouse and we had these hellacious Halloween parties with a band; it was basically half-karaoke, half-live. I would sing, and it worked really good with The Doors. I would sing with The Doors and people really liked it. My friend Gino Demilio, who played in The Maxx Band, used to tell me, “Phil, you gotta come out to Put-In-Bay and do your Jim (Morrison). Finally, I got out my leather pants, my boots, my wig, and my sunglasses and went out there and did my thing. So these guys learned to play The Doors songs live. That went on for 13 years. We were the house band at Crescent Tavern. I used to climb on top of the bar and sing “L.A. Woman” and the bartender always told me, “Jim, you’re the only person I’d ever let on top of that bar.” That was a nice compliment.

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How long will the show last? About two hours. My brother Mikey “Blue” Barone, who’s the harmonica player, is an excellent musician and he’s gonna do some of his music. And my other band, Phil Barone and the Cruisers, we’re gonna do some Springsteen in the first set. Jim will finish the show with a good hour set. So it’s gonna be a great night of music. The

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other members of the Cruisers really bring it home; they’re just incredible musicians—–– that’s Pat McDonagh on lead guitar, Zane Baylon on keyboards, Pete Robinson on drums, and Andrew Astruve on bass. Where do you get the pants and belt for your wardrobe? They don’t exactly sell those off the rack at department stores No, man, you’re right. I got some of the pants off the Internet but for this show, I’m having a pair made. My other ones were getting old and worn. But leather pants are key for doing Jim. And the boots and the belt. I found a great Jim Morrison belt online that cost a couple paychecks. But it’s always important to me to have the look as close as possible. I even went to a bead shop to have a necklace made identical to the one Jim used to wear. I’ve worked really hard on the vocals this year to get them just right. I want people to be able to shut their eyes and see Jim and just have a great time. “Jim Morrison: A Tribute” , Saturday, December 22 at the Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant Street. Tickets: $45 VIP (includes drink ticket), $25. Doors (no pun intended) at 7 p.m. Food and drinks available. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets available at Rosie’s Italian Grille, Unruly Arts, and at the venue. All proceeds benefit Unruly Arts. For more information, call 419-897-8901.

Highlighted events indicates our picks for the week

WED, DEC 19 Durty Bird: Oehlers & Jon (acoustic, songwriter) Ohio Theatre: Journey to Woodstock (rock, covers)

THURS, DEC 20 Durty Bird: Andrew Ellis (acoustic, songwriter) Rasa: Ramona & Trez (soul/pop) Swig:Chloe & Connor (acoustic) Village Idiot: Oliver Hazard (folk/rock)

FRI, DEC 21 Blarney: Distant Cousinz (pop/rock) Cock n Bull: May & Barile, Distant Cousinz (acoustic rock) (pop/rock) Distillery: Venyx (pop/rock) Doc Watson’s: Acoustic Troubadours (acoustic rock) Dorr St. Cafe: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party (DJ, pop) Durty Bird: Funk Factory (funk/rock) Frankie’s: Tranquility, Rogue, Forest Green, Equipment, American Spirits (rock, songwriter) (various) Hollywood Casino: The Bradberries (pop/rock) Majestic Oak Winery: John Pickle (acoustic) Ottawa Tavern: Daniken, Excellent Enemies, Industrial Sunglasses, Swift Honey, The Juice Company (alternative/rock, songwriter) (various) Rocky’s Bar: Kentucky Chrome (rockabilly) Table 44: DC3 (DJ) Village Idiot: The Nutones (rock)

SAT, DEC 22 Blarney: Black Swamp Rebels (country/rock) Civic Hall: Holy Diver (Dio tribute) Cock n Bull: Sugar Pax (pop/rock) Distillery: Jukebox (pop/rock) Doc Watson’s: Shawn Sanders (acoustic) Durty Bird: Chloe & the Steel Strings (country/americana) Fleetwood’s Tap Room: Ramona & Trez (soul/pop) Frankie’s: Wonderland Concert 10 local bands will perform holiday classics in a unforgettable fashion. (rock, covers) Hollywood Casino: Atomic Radio (pop/rock) Majestic Oak Winery: Zak Ward (acoustic) Table 44: Distant Cousinz (pop/rock) Village Idiot: D. Carpenter, The New Fashioned (acoustic) (pop/rock, jazz)

SUN, DEC 23 Durty Bird: Hector Mendoza (jazz guitarist) Village Idiot: Bob Rex (jazz/jam)

WED, DEC 26 Durty Bird: Amelia Airharts (pop/rock) Hollywood Casino: 56 Daze (pop/rock) Village Idiot: Andrew Ellis (acoustic rock)

THURS, DEC 27 Durty Bird: Swingmania (jazz/orchestra) Hollywood Casino: Disco Inferno (pop/rock) TMA Peristyle: JP Dynasty (percussion/spoken word) Swig: Matt Havers (acoustic) Village Idiot: Jake Pilewski (acoustic)

FRI, DEC 28 Blarney: Cap Guns (pop/rock) Civic Hall: Red Wanting Blue (punk/pop) Cock n Bull: Piggyback Jones (pop/rock) Doc Watson’s: Joe Woods (acoustic) Dorr St. Cafe: Rick Caswell (acoustic rock) Durty Bird: Straight Up (jazz/blues) Frankie’s: LIT Holiday Bash w/ Black Market Rx, Tony Patron, Sav, Papii Gang, wift aerials, Nzime, KOGA, Droc, wavy Inc and more (hip hop, electronic) Hollywood Casino: Super Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute) Majestic Oak Winery: EZ Pickenz (acoustic) Ottawa Tavern: Dead Ahead Ohio, Phunk (Grateful Dead tribute) Rocky’s Bar: Intuition with Lady K. (blues/rock) Swig: Asa Danekind (acoustic) Table 44: Last Born Sons (pop/rock) Village Idiot: The Western Pleasures (pop/rock)

SAT, DEC 29 Blarney: Replication Theory (pop/rock) Civic Hall: Crazy Babies (Ozzy Osborn tribute) Cock n Bull: Skittle Bots (pop/rock) Doc Watson’s: Dragonfly (acoustic rock) Distillery: Union Rising (pop/rock) Durty Bird: Hepcat Revival (jazz/rock) Majestic Oak Winery: Mojoe Boes (acoustic) Swig: Kennedy and Harshman (acoustic rock) Table 44: Joe Woods Band (rock) Village Idiot: Kentucky Chrome (rockabilly)

SUN, DEC 30 Durty Bird: Brunch w/ Twenty Twenty Four (jazz/pop) Village Idiot: Bob Rex (jazz/jam)

MON, DEC 31 Blarney: See Allice (pop/rock) Cock n Bull: Arctic Clam (pop/rock) Durty Bird: The New Fashioned (pop/rock, jazz) Fleetwood’s: The Grape Smugglers, DJ One Tyme (pop/rock) (DJ) Hollywood Casino: The Skittle Bots (pop/rock) Ottawa Tavern: Whisper Disco, Hot Love, Amelia Airharts, Pawn Pawn, PxxHwy, Chris Cali, Destiny Jax (various) Table 44: Not Fast Enuff (pop/rock) Village Idiot: Baccano (rock)

TUES, JAN 1 Hollywood Casino: Fool House 90s Party (pop) Papa’s Tavern: Adam Sorelle (acoustic) Rocky’s Bar: Blues Jam (open mic) Village Idiot: Bobby May (acoustic rock)

WED, JAN 2 Village Idiot: Andrew Ellis (acoustic rock)

THURS, JAN 3 Rasa: After Dark Music Series (various) Village Idiot: The Zimmerman Twins (hard/rock)


There’s nothing else like getting into the Christmas spirit than by listening to holiday tunes. Listen to those songs live during Million Dollar Christmas. The voices of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash will be recreated at this holly jolly concert. $35/adults, $32/ seniors, $20/students. 7:30-9:30pm. 114 S. Monroe St., Monroe, MI. 734-242-7722. ––CP

FRI, JAN 4 Dorr St. Cafe: Tony Salazar (acoustic) Majestic Oak Winery: Mike S. (acoustic) Papa’s Tavern: Tina Lee’s Blues Jam (open mic) Pat & Dandy’s: Gramza, Oehlers, Rutter (acoustic rock) TMA GlasSalon: The Antivillains, Breathe Owl Breathe See our Music Note at right. Village Idiot: Baccano (rock)


WEDNESDAY, 1.9 / HUNTINGTON CENTER Bob Seger, rock ‘n roll singer-songwriter, plays his final tour, making a stop in Toledo. Joined by his Silver Bullet Band, Seger provides relatable and uplifting music. Catch him and the band and hear some of his greatest hits like “Beautiful Loser,” “Stranger in Town,” “Against the Wind,” and “Nine Tonight.” $94-$108. 7:30pm. 500 Jefferson Ave. 419-255-3300. ––CP

SAT, JAN 5 Civic Hall: Citizen, No Warning, Fiddlehead, Never Ending Game (punk/rock, alternative/rock) Frankie’s: Mujaw Creek, Bathhousebetty, Erie Death Rattle, Deadbeat Moms, Dream. repair (hard/rock) (various) Majestic Oak Winery, Grand Rapids: DC Taylor (acoustic) Village Idiot: Rick & Isaac, The Distant Cousinz (acoustic) (pop/rock)

SUN, JAN 6 Village Idiot: Bob Rex (jazz/jam)


FRIDAY, 1.4 / TMA GLASS PAVILION The Antivillains welcome Northern Michigan’s beloved Breathe Owl Breathe for a New Year’s concert graciously hosted by the Toledo Museum of Art. Songwriter Micah Middaugh’s (Breathe Owl Breathe) whimsical storytelling transports the audience to a gentle world filled with mystical visions and light. The concert takes place in the gorgeous TMA GlasSalon. 6:30pm. 2445 Monroe St. 419-245-8000. Free -SE

MON, JAN 7 Village Idiot: Frankie May (acoustic)

TUES, JAN 8 Village Idiot: Bobby May (acoustic rock)

WED, JAN 9 Huntington Center: Bob Seger See our Music Note at right. (blues/rock) Village Idiot: Andrew Ellis (acoustic rock)


SATURDAY, 1.12 / OTTAWA TAVERN Celebrate with Toledo metal band Society’s Ugly Son at a CD release show in support of their 8th album “Gentlemen Creatures Robots.” Telling stories of American monsters, Appalachian folklore and other mayhem, the group blends 80’s metal with 70’s Southern rock. Joining the bill for the night are The Dougouts, The Shakin’ Shivers, and River Bottom Mud Junkies. $5-$8. 7pm-midnight. 1815 Adams St. 419-725-5483. ––CP

THURS, JAN 10 Macy’s Ideal: Tim Oehlers (acoustic) Village Idiot: Birds of Chicago (folk, songwriter)

FRI, JAN 11 Dorr St. Cafe: Chris Shutters (acoustic) Frankie’s: Riley Sager, DJ Press Play, Philay Mignon, Summer School, Sambo, The Only’s, IVMSIN (various) Majestic Oak Winery: Don Coats (keyboards) Ottawa Tavern: Eerie Point, Human Juicebox, Amelia Airharts, In Rhythm (alternative/rock) (various) TMA Peristyle: Toledo Symphony: Nordic Air (classical, orchestra) Village Idiot: Last Born Sons (pop/rock)

SAT, JAN 12 Civic Hall: Mr. Speed (KISS tribute) Majestic Oak Winery: Jeff Stewart (acoustic) Ottawa Tavern: Society’s Ugly Son, The Dougouts, The Shakin’ Shivers, River Bottom Mud Junkies (rock, various) TMA Peristyle: Toledo Symphony: Nordic Air (classical, orchestra) Valentine Theatre: Toledo Jazz Orchestra: Kenton Returns (jazz, orchestra) Village Idiot: Old State Line, Beg to Differ (county, folk) (pop/rock)


Toledo Museum of Art: Heidi Clausius (classical piano) Village Idiot: Bob Rex (jazz/jam)

MON, JAN 14 Village Idiot: Frankie May (acoustic)

TUES, JAN 15 Village Idiot: Bobby May (acoustic rock)

WED, JAN 16 Village Idiot: Andrew Ellis (acoustic rock)

Ottawa Tavern: Livid, Mutilatred, Hanging Fortress, Outside (hard/rock)

W E H AV E I T A L L O N L I N E ! C O M P L E T E M U S I C E V E N T S AT T O L E D O C I T Y PA P E R . C O M

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Snow Globe Social - Mix and mingle in TMA’s beautiful Glass Pavilion. Seasonal drinks will be offered and a special pop trivia game will be played for a small fee. $8 or $25 for 5 tickets. 7-10pm. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. Free

It’s that time of year again. Sort through your closet or visit the thrift stores to reveal that hideous Christmas sweater. Once you’ve found it, head to the Height’s Ugly Sweater Party to show off your bad fashion. Sip on Christmas cocktails and nibble on wood-fired pizza. The person with the ugliest sweater wins a grand prize. Special guest Bad Santa will make an appearance as well. 4pm-1am. 444 N. Summit St. 419-2437565. Free

THURSDAY, 12.27 / HISTORIC LIBBEY HOUSE The Libbey House, an Old West End historic landmark, is an important part of Toledo history. Be a part of that movement of preserving this treasured home by attending the Libbey House’s Holiday Extravaganza Fundraiser. Enjoy appetizers, punch, and a selection of drinks, from premium wines and liquors to holiday cocktails. Admire the decorated home and twinkling lights as you satisfy your tastebuds. $20 advance, $25 at the door. 5:30-9:30pm. 2008 Scottwood. 419-252-0722. ––CP

Harlem Globetrotters - Who will win this basketball game? Find out when the Globetrotters take the court. $25-$124. 7pm. Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave. 419-255-3300.

Saturday, 12.29 [dance] Dancers of Aha! Indian Dance- Be prepared to be amazed. Live performance by the Dancers of Aha! 2pm. TMA Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. Free

Monday 12.31 [outdoors]

[art] Holiday Bazaar at GD+B & Gathered - The Graphite Studios and Gathered Glass will be filled with dozens of local artists selling their wares and creating art including. Toledo Spirits will be serving up cocktails for cash donations and Ragtime Rick will make an appearance. Stop by from 6-9pm. Graphite Design + Build, 15 N. Huron St. 419-690-4870. Free

[music] Spirit & Song Listen to the Canterbury Choir, and the Belles of Christmas, Stateline Chorus for a candlelight, walking-concert through down Adams Street. Donations. 6:30-8pm. Trinity Episcopal, 316 Adams St. 419-243-1231. Free


Saturday, 12.22 & Sunday, 12. 23 [education] Christmas by the River - Step back in the past to enjoy the 1830’s Wolcott Mansion beautifully adorned with traditional holiday finery and a special exhibit of vintage Santas and century old Santa’s suit on display. Saturdays and Sundays through 12/30. $6.00 adult, 4.00 senior, 3.50 students. Tours 12:30pm & 2:30pm. Wolcott Heritage Center, 1031 River Rd., Maumee.

Friday, 1.11

Saturday, 12.22


[nightlife] Ugly Sweater Competition - The winner of the crowd favorite will win a $50 gift card to the Black Cloister. 5pm. Black Cloister, 619 Monroe St. 419-214-1500.



[dance] Ardan Academy of Irish Dance - Enjoy a live performance in the Peristyle. Part of this year’s Great Art Escape. 2pm. TMA Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. Free

Sleigh Rides through Spiegel Grove - Experience a horse-drawn sleigh ride, just like President Hayes once did, through the historic land of Spiegel Grove. $3/rider ages 3 and older, ages 2 and under, free. Rides offered 1-4pm daily through Monday, December 31. Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont. 419-332-2081.

Friday, 12.28 [dance]

Aretha Franklin, who passed away this past August at the age of 76, is not only remembered for her musical legacy, but her prominent place in Detroit’s history as a civil rights activist. Born in Memphis, Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at Detroit’s New Bethel Baptist, where her father was the minister. Throughout her life, Franklin was a musical trailblazer and a civil rights and women's rights activist, who used her status to advance causes dear to her. Honor her life and legacy at the Detroit Historical Museum as the Kid Rock Music Lab presents Aretha, an exhibit of records, historical information, memorabilia— including a rare lacquer “test” pressing of “Respect”— through Summer 2019. 5401 Woodward Ave., 313-833-1805. Free


[outdoors] Holiday Walk - Nature brings many gifts. Stroll through the woods and prairie, then warm up with a cup of sassafras tea in the Window on Wildlife room. 3-4:30pm. Wildwood Preserve, 5100 W. Central Ave. 419-407-9700. Free


Wednesday, 1.2

Tuesday, 12.25

Wednesday, 12.26

Family Hike: Winter Wildlife - Take a guided tour with the whole family as you explore the trails with a new perspective. 1-2:30pm. Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. 419-407-9700. Free

Noon New Year’s Eve - Visit the Toledo Zoo for a family-friendly celebration. Watch the ball drop with an apple juice toast. There will be live ice carving demonstrations and an Ice Slide. Admission varies. 11am-1pm. Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way. 419-385-5721.

Star Wars Trivia - See how well you know the movies, old and new, as Guy in the 419 hosts this trivia night. Food and drinks available for purchase while you play. 7-10pm. The Casual Pint, 3550 Executive Pkwy. 419-469-8965. Free

Winter Solstice Luminaria Walk - Explore Schooner organic Farms for a special candlelit walk through the Serpent Mound and Lavender Labyrinth. There will be treats from Infinite Zen Coffee. Ticket per carload (six people) $30. Two tours per day, at 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Daily through Sunday, 12.23. Schooner Farms, 14890 Otsego Pike, Weston. 419-261-0908.


Here is a list of our top Dec-Jan must-attend, outof-town events:



Thursday, 12.20

Looking for a quick change of scenery and a taste of something different? Curious about our favorite events going on just a short drive from Toledo? Visit, or check out our sister publication, Current Magazine (covering Ann Arbor), at, to explore film, art, music and more.

[music] TSO “Nordic Air” - The Symphony’s concert will feature violinist Augustin Hadelich performing selections inspired by the beautiful Nordic landscapes. $25-$60. 8pm. Also, Saturday, 1.12. TMA Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St. 419-246-8000.

Saturday, 1.12 [fundraiser]


Often, the history of a piece of art is the history of the muse— the enigmatic, beautiful and notorious women who inspired, taunted, and delighted male artists. For artists Ruben and Isabel Toledo, the muse is the mission, and the husband and wife work in synergy, producing a shared vision. Isabel, a fashion designer, inspires her husband’s sculpture, painting and illustration, and together they have created unconventional, humorous, and surreal work for over three decades. The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) presents a major exhibition of their new works, Ruben and Isabel Toledo: Labor of Love. Opening Sunday, December 16 and on view through July 7, 2019. 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. 313-833-7900.

Freezin’ For a Reason - Raise funds for the Whitehouse Veterans Memorial Park with a polar bear plunge in the park. Participation is $30. Noon-2pm. Whitehouse Park, 6751 Providence St., Whitehouse. 419-877-5383.

[education] Invasive Species Removal Workshop - Did you know that winter is the best time of year to get rid of invasive shrubs? The Winter Invasive Species Removal Workshop, sponsored by Oak Openings’ Green Ribbon Initiative, teaches people how to be on the defensive against the pests that can plage you all year long. 10am-noon. Westside Community Church, 6109 W. Bancroft St. 419-867-1521. Free

El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folklorico - Part of the Great Art Escape. Live performance in the Peristyle. 2pm. TMA Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. Free

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One of the advantages of traveling is sampling food in local eateries. Ann Arbor’s Restaurant Week, from January 13-18, this year showcases over 50 restaurants, with lunches from $15 and three course dinners for $28. Many of them will also offer 2-for-1 pricing – a deal that can’t be beat! Some locations will also offer vegan and vegetarian options, so there’s something for everyone. Head North on a deliciously affordable food quest. Visit for a full list of participating venues. ––CP


TOLEDO ACCORDING TO... If I could change one thing about Toledo: The one thing I wanted to change about Toledo HAS changed— Downtown is cool again!!

The reason I am most proud of myself right now: I started a healthy eating and exercise routine in July and have stuck with it! I’ve dropped 20 pounds, I’m in better shape, and I lowered my cholesterol by more than 40 points!! What makes me truly feel alive: Helping others. I believe happiness comes through sharing your gifts and talents to serve and lift others. The hardest thing I’ve done in the past year: Sending my daughter off to college! I know she’s in the right place, but I just miss her energy and presence at home so much!

Chrys Peterson Years lived in Toledo: Almost 25! Occupation: Communication and Leadership Consultant My story, in one sentence: I count my many blessings every day!

The best view in Toledo: I wish everyone could be on the stage with me at the start line of the NW Ohio Komen Race for the Cure! It’s an indescribable feeling to see so many people there to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer, but also to support and celebrate each other. That view totally captures the passion, generosity and heart of Toledo!

One song lyric to describe my ideal self: “Live your life with arms wide open! Today is where your book begins— the rest is still unwritten” - Natasha Bedingfield, “Unwritten”

The artist I love: I’m inspired by paperDENIMart, Dani Herrera’s artwork. To create beautiful portraits and pictures out of scrippy-scraps of material and paper takes such vision and patience. I’ve given many of her pieces to people for special occasions and they are always treasured!!

Most people know me for: My 20 years anchoring the news on WTOL.


(If you were an animal) Hunter or gatherer: DEFINITELY GATHERER! My favorite local people to follow on social media are: ProMedica CEO Randy Oostra (@Randy_Oostra) WTOL Sports Director Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) and my friend Katie Warchol (@KMWarchol) on Twitter, Steve Hanson (@SteveatHanson) posts amazing photos on Instagram. What I’m listening to: After recently seeing Bohemian Rhapsody, I’m in love with Queen’s music all over again!! On a typical day, I wear: I feel most comfortable wearing dresses— professionally and personally— a great dress gives me confidence! But I’m recently discovering the benefits of athleisure!

When I’m craving sweets, I go to Brieschke’s Bakery in Sylvania for apple fritters or drive to Findlay to get sea salt caramels from Dietsch Brothers!

The best thing I’ve ever eaten in Toledo was: The Prescott Sandwich (chicken salad, pimento cheese, maple bacon, lettuce on toasty fresh bread) at Earth to Oven Bakery in Sylvania.

If I met the 16-year-old me, she would say “wow— look at all I have to look forward to and be thankful for!”

The type of garment or accessory that I have the most of: shoes, and earrings!!

I walk all over our area! I walk a lot on the trails and parks in Sylvania, but frequently visit the Metroparks and love to walk downtown!

The fashion risk I wish I took sooner: probably athleisure— so comfortable!!

The best time I ever had in Toledo: There are just too many to count!!

I feel my best when wearing a smile. I love to smile at people and say hi. Not only is it contagious to others, smiling actually makes you feel happier— try it! PHOTO CREDIT: PAPERDENIMART

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Photos by Christine Senack

Holiday with a Heart Charity Gayla

Toledo’s LGBTQ+ community and their allies raised funds to provide continued support during the 41st annual fundraiser at the Toledo Club on Sunday, December 2nd.

Lilian Ann Briggs, Nish Mathis and Drew Larance.

Lex and Sydney Renner.

Jordan Benavente and Nick Komives.

Holly & Ivy Fashion Show

This annual party raised holiday spirits and funds to support ProMedica Flower Hospital at the Inverness Club on Tuesday, December 4. Mark Swan and Twila Starr.

Dana Devers and Bonnie Wrobel.

Kristen Mori, Tracy Bruning Boice, and Dana Devers.


Lynn Masters and Elaine LaValley Lewandowski.

Traci and James Schwann.

Michael Sordyl, Richard Leonard, Bronco McKart, Thomas Knier and Greg Braylock Jr.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): *Consumer Reports* says that between 1975 and 2008, the average number of products for sale in a supermarket rose from about 9,000 to nearly 47,000. The glut is holding steady. Years ago you selected from among three or four brands of soup and shampoo. Nowadays you may be faced with twenty varieties of each. I suspect that 2019 will bring a comparable expansion in some of your life choices, Aries— especially when you’re deciding what to do with your future and who your allies should be. This could be both a problem and a blessing. For best results, opt for choices that have all three of these qualities: fun, usefulness, and meaningfulness.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Robert Louis Stevenson published his gothic novel *Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde* in 1886. It was a bestseller, and quickly got turned into a theatrical production. In the ensuing 132 years, there have been well over a hundred further adaptations of the story into film and stage productions. Here’s the funny thing about this influential work: Stevenson wrote it fast. It took him three feverish days to get the gist of it, and just another six weeks to revise. Some biographers say he was high on drugs during the initial burst, perhaps cocaine. I suspect you could also produce some robust and interesting creation in the coming weeks, Sagittarius—and you won’t even need cocaine to fuel you.

Š Copyright 2018 Rob Brezsny

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): People have been trying to convert ordinary metals into gold since at least 300 AD. At that time, an Egyptian alchemist named Zosimos of Panopolis unsuccessfully mixed sulfur and mercury in the hope of performing such magic. Fourteen centuries later, seminal scientist Isaac Newton also failed in his efforts to produce gold from cheap metal. But now let’s fast forward to twentiethcentury chemist Glenn T. Seaborg, a distinguished researcher who won a share of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1951. He and his team did an experiment with bismuth, an element that’s immediately adjacent to lead on the periodical table. By using a particle accelerator, they literally transmuted a small quantity of bismuth into gold. I propose that we make this your teaching story for 2019. May it inspire you to seek transformations that have never before been possible. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): United States President Donald Trump wants to build a concrete and fenced wall between Mexico and America, hoping to slow down the flow of immigrants across the border. Meanwhile, twelve Northern African countries are collaborating to build a 4,750-mile-long wall of drought-resistant trees at the border of the Sahara, hoping to stop the desert from swallowing up farmland. During the coming year, I’ll be rooting for you to draw inspiration from the latter, not the former. Erecting new boundaries will be healthy for you—if it’s done out of love and for the sake of your health, not out of fear and divisiveness. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Cancerian poet and filmmaker Jean Cocteau advised artists to notice the aspects of their work that critics didn’t like—and then cultivate those precise aspects. He regarded the disparaged or misconstrued elements as being key to an artist’s uniqueness and originality, even if they were as-yet immature. I’m expanding his suggestion and applying it to all of you Crabs during the next ten months, even if you’re not strictly an artist. Watch carefully what your community seems to misunderstand about the new trends you’re pursuing, and work hard to ripen them. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In 1891, a 29-yearold British mother named Constance Garnett decided she would study the Russian language and become a translator. She learned fast. During the next forty years, she produced English translations of 71 Russian literary books, including works by Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Turgenev, and Chekhov. Many had never before been rendered in English. I see 2019 as a Constance Garnett-type year for you, Leo. Any late-blooming potential you might possess could enter a period of rapid maturation. Awash in enthusiasm and ambition, you’ll have the power to launch a new phase of development that could animate and motivate you for a long time. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I’ll be bold and predict that 2019 will be a nurturing chapter in your story; a time when you will feel loved and supported to a greater degree than usual; a phase when you will be more at home in

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your body and more at peace with your fate than you have in a long time. I have chosen an appropriate blessing to bestow upon you, written by the poet Claire Wahmanholm. Speak her words as if they were your own. “On Earth I am held, honeysuckled not just by honeysuckle but by everything—marigolds, bog after bog of small sundews, the cold smell of spruce.�

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “Be very, very careful what you put into that head, because you will never, ever get it out.â€? This advice is sometimes attributed to sixteenth-century politician and cardinal Thomas Wolsey. Now I’m offering it to you as one of your important themes in 2019. Here’s how you can best take it to heart. First, be extremely discerning about what ideas, theories, and opinions you allow to flow into your imagination. Make sure they’re based on objective facts and make sure they’re good for you. Second, be aggressive about purging old ideas, theories, and opinions from your head, especially if they’re outmoded, unfounded, or toxic. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Memorize this quote by author Peter Newton and keep it close to your awareness during the coming months: “No remorse. No if-onlys. Just the alertness of being.â€? Here’s another useful maxim, this one from author Mignon McLaughlin: “Every day of our lives we are on the verge of making those slight changes that would make all the difference.â€? Shall we make it a lucky three mottoes to live by in 2019? This one’s by author A. A. Milne: “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.â€? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Until 1920, most American women didn’t have the right to vote. For that matter, few had ever been candidates for public office. There were exceptions. In 1866, Elizabeth Cady Stanton was the first to seek a seat in Congress. In 1875, Victoria Woodhull ran for president. Susanna Salter became the first woman mayor in 1887. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, Sagittarius, 2019 will be a Stanton-Woodhull-Salter type of year for you. You’re likely to be ahead of your time and primed to innovate. You’ll have the courage and resourcefulness necessary to try seemingly unlikely and unprecedented feats, and you’ll have a knack for ushering the future into the present. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Many people in Iceland write poems, but only a few publish them. There’s even a term for those who put their creations away in a drawer rather than seeking an audience: *skĂşffuskĂĄld*, literally translated as “drawer-poet.â€? Is there a comparable phenomenon in your life, Aquarius? Do you produce some good thing but never share it? Is there a part of you that you’re proud of but keep secret? Is there an aspect of your ongoing adventures that’s meaningful but mostly private? If so, 2019 will be the year you might want to change your mind about it. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Scientists at Goldsmiths University in London did a study to determine the catchiest pop song ever recorded. After extensive research in which they evaluated an array of factors, they decided that Queen’s “We Are the Championsâ€? is the song that more people love to sing than any other. This triumphant tune happens to be your theme song in 2019. I suggest you learn the lyrics and melody, and sing it once every day. It should help you build on the natural confidence-building influences that will be streaming into your life.


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2015 CHEVY CRUZE LT; White; 16,900 miles; tinted windows; still under factory warranty; $13,400. Call 419-779-3857

Metroparks Toledo recently announced the opening of a new trail between Secor and Wiregrass Lake Metroparks. The Moseley Trail encourages you to welcome the season with a brisk hike, walk or run! Open until sundown. Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave. 419-407-9700. Free ––CP

1995 VOLVO 850. Runs Good. $1000 obo Call 419.250.1780 91 FORD CUSTOM VAN. Original 62K. New tires, shocks, A-C 2 134, brake lines, belt, alternator, radiator and hoses. $4,500. #419-352-3335

Making a change

Take control of your New Year’s resolution to get fit and healthy by joining Toledo Yoga’s Whole30 Program. Laurie Schoonmaker will work with you one-on-one to plan your diet and provide personal support throughout the 30 days via email, texts, and a guidebook. This program cuts out inflammatory, gut-disrupting, calorie-dense and nutritionally sparse foods to reset your metabolism and allow your body to heal. Attendance at a minimum of one informational meeting before beginning the program is mandatory. Meetings are offered at 4pm Sunday, December 16 and 5pm Tuesday, December 18. The program begins Tuesday, January 1. $100/members, $130/non-members. Toledo Yoga, 4324 W. Central Ave. 419-531-0006. ––CP

health and wellness events

Wednesday, 1.9

Building an Apothecary - Discuss a variety of helpful plants, their properties and applications for issues at home. This class will teach the proper tending, harvesting, drying and storage of garden-grown and local herbs. $15. 6-8pm. 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. 419-874-4174.

Saturday, 1.12


168k, 4x4; Runs and drives. Can be seen at 1136 Shernan St, Toledo. Call 606-215-4755

Sunday, 1.13 Beginner’s Workshop with Erin Marsh - If you’re interested in starting yoga, this fundamentals workshop covers all the techniques you’ll need to know to start your yoga journey. $30. 1-2:30pm. Yogaja Yoga, Cricket West, 3145 W. Central Ave. 567-343-5569.

2004 FORD FOCUS - Sweet heat & Remote car starter $2000 OBO. Please call 419-309-5292 2014 HARLEY DAVIDSON, Sportster Super Low. 483 miles. Almost Brand New! Loaded. $4800 419.376.9264


HIGH INTENSITY 80’S ROCK BAND. Seeking Any type of Musician.

Call or text, Joe @ 419.250.7667


STORMS, Toledo’s longest Active 50’s & 60’s R&B Band is for a Keyboard player to join in working with experienced musicians. Call Sam 419.345.8295

SEEKING MUSICIANS OF TYPES FOR LIVE SHOWS. Jazz, R&B, Blues & Rock influences! Please contact for more info 419.810.8848



can also sing, Familiar with many Styles. Experienced. 567-377-9664 VINTAGE YAMAHA 70s Silver

Marching Drum - Excellent Condition $199. Call 419-475-1100


practice space with Drums. Currently Jamming near Sterns & Secor. Call Dan 313.320.5278

Guitarists/Drummer/Keyboard/ Singer for 70s, 80s on up Rock Band!! Journey, KISS, Scorpions, AC/DC, etc. Call Joe 419-260-0084 EXPERIENCED BASS PLAYER - Looking for fill in work. Blues, Classic Rock, Country. Call 419-917-3507

LOCAL ESTABLISHED COVER BAND is looking for a lead singer.

Please only serious inquiries. Call for an audition at 419-344-6929 FREE GUITAR LESSONS! In your home, experienced teacher. 567.377.9664 DRUMMER LOOKING to turn my experiences into a plus for your band! Preferred Classic, Country, 50’s & 60’s, Blues & Disco. 419.345.8295. Auditions at my home in Maumee.

Now auditioning rhythm 2nd lead guitar, vocals, possible keyboard talents. We do original rock, and have new booking agent. Call us ASAP! 419-297-2928. Find us on Ads For Local Artists are Free! Ads run for 2 issues and must Facebook & videos on YouTube! be renewed after the two issues. You must be: advertising for band members or selling instruments under $200 or just looking to jam. Business related ads run for $20. Limit 20 words per ad; 40 cents per additional word.



6855 SPRING VALLEY DR. Suite 160 | Holland, Ohio 5145 Breezeway Dr., Toledo, OH 43613 3 BR ranch, carport, fenced backyard, large shed $75,000 (pre-approved only/not for rent) PH: 419-261-0919

AVAILABLE: 2,400 sq. ft. Medical Suite PRICE: $20/sq. ft. (utilites and janitorial services included) DETAILS: Spacious waiting room with 3 seperate access-point windows, furnished exam rooms, 2 bathrooms, private office with numeric lock and amenities FEATURES: • Newly remodeled suite • Modern design and color palette • Spacious exam rooms with new table included • Sinks in all rooms • Lockable cabinets throughout • Building home to several practices, including Physical Therapy, Endocrinology, OB/GYN, Pathology Laboratory, Primary Care • Vaulted hallway ceilings • Easy access to Airport Highway/475 • Flexible leasing options

FOR SALE MDT SNOW THROWER, 22” clearing width, 179cc, Originally $600, Used Once! Asking $250. Call 419.693.9507

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE DISH NETWORK-SATELLITE TELEVISION SERVICES. Now Over 190 channels for ONLY $49.99/mo! HBOFREE for one year, FREE Installation, FREE Streaming, FREE HD. Add Internet for $14.95 a month. 1-800-219-1271



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St. Luke’s Hospital Holistic Health Fair - Explore health and wellness topics with panels, workshops and tables presented by experts. Vendors include yoga, aromatherapy, acupuncture, holistic chiropractic care and more. $25. 8am-4pm. St. Luke’s Hospital, 5901 Monclova Rd., Maumee. 419-893-7818.

2004 VOLVO 2.5T V70 WAGON; white w/ natural leather interior; safe comfortable - smooth; $5000. Call 419-290-5535

2002 GRAND CARAVAN 203K highway miles. Dependable, one owner, typical rust, many newer parts. $950 Firm. 419-932-5311


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