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Marketplace changes

If you were going to make a movie about Toledo, what would be the title?

Iris Lauber A Muddy River Runs Through It.


Jodi Jameson

Legendz Sports Bar & Grill celebrated its grand opening on Friday, October 10. Located at 519 S. Reynolds Rd. in the former Jesse South, the bar is ages 25 and up for men and 23 and up for women. Open from noon-2am.

East Side Story

Shane Piasecki

Collette Jacobs ( The Lady on the lake

Assignment Editor: Matt Breneman ( glass kickers

Toledo Twitch.

Arts & Entertainment Coordinators: Joseph Schafer ( Godzilla vs. the Economic collapse

Tony Kreamer

Jan Thomas ( The good, the bad, the ugly

The Bottle

Paul Wise The Children of Mudhens

online exclusives

Uncut and underground: online exlcusives only at

Jeff Greenfield

“History can turn on a dime” For more than 30 years, Jeff Greenfield has worked as a speechwriter, reporter, author, political pundit and magazine columnist. Russell Axon spoke with him about the benefits of speculative fiction, the current state of politics, and staying energetic and creative at 70. Greenfield will discuss his newest work, “If Kennedy Lived: The First and Second Terms of President John F. Kennedy: An Alternate History,” at the ToledoLucas County Public Library on November 7 as part of the Authors! Authors! series. For more details see pg.28

Ron White

“I’ve never seen one of my specials” Fresh off his nuptials, comedian Ron White ditched the honeymoon limo for a tour bus. Brandon Doriot sat down with the Blue Collar Comic to talk marijuana charges, charity and why one week away from stand-up is too long. Though he may be a southern son, ‘Tater Salad’ White says he’s way more comfortable in Toledo than he is in Birmingham—get ready for him to paint the Stranahan White on November 8.

Staff writer: Griffin Messer-Kruse ( No! No! Don’t Shoot!: A Love Story Russell Axon ( Sharknado 3: Holy Toledo! Events Coordinator: Marisa Rubin ( Sweatpants: The new business casual Digital Media Specialist: Brandon Doriot ( Honey, I Shrunk the economy Contributing Writers: Alexandra Risner, Scott Angles, Jordan Killam, Alison Wood-Osmun.

Art/Production Senior Designer: Leah Foley ( At Least we’re not Detroit! Graphic Design: Brittney Koehl ( i love toledo... sometimes Megan Anderson ( Chinatown Jameson Staneluis ( City on the River Kyle Iwanicki Home of the World’s most beautiful man: An Autobiography

Advertising Sales Manager: Aubrey Hornsby ( Say Something Nice Sales Coordinator: Emily Gibb ( Boats and Hose Classifieds Coordinator: Lydia Schaefer ( Neato Toledo! Account Executives: Sharon Kornowa ( CrazyTown (copyright pending) Sam Rotroff ( Little Big City Alexis Vickery ( Life in the Glass City Keri Smigelski ( Remember that girl you didn’t notice in highschool? We’re kinda like that. Toledo Allison Walters ( Toledo: A city shattered with glass

Administration Accounting: Robin Armstrong ( There’s no place like home.

Repeat After Me Home Decor opened a second location at 3136 W. Sylvania Ave. next to Mancino’s Shoe Repair . This store is in addition to their other location at 5929 Sylvania. The retail store offers new and consignment fine home furnishings. 419-724-9183. Search “Repeat After Me Toledo” on facebook to find their page.

Distribution: Michele Flanagan ( An Underrated City?

Advertising/General Info For advertising and general information, call 419/244-9859 or fax 419/2449871. E-mail ads to Deadline for advertising copy 2 p.m. Friday before publication. Toledo City Paper subscriptions are available by mail for $28/quarterly or $75 per year at Toledo City Paper, 1120 Adams St., Toledo, Ohio 43604. One copy free per person per week; extra copies $1 each. Persons taking copies for any reason other than personal use are subject to prosecution.

Nick and Jimmy’s On 2 at 7723 Airport Hwy. has been renamed “Firepit Grille.” The sports bar, owned by Fastrac 2 LLC, features an excellent outdoor patio with a working fire-pit. The restaurant will be closed on November 18 and 19 before relaunching under the new moniker on the Wednesday, November 20. 419-472-0756.


Publisher/Editor in Chief


Britain Morris

Glass Houses

Local mother-daughter duo Alicia and Arlinda Lawson have opened a new custom denim store, Shape Me Jeans, in Westfield Franklin Park Mall. The store is located next to Claddagh, provides customers of all shapes and sizes with custom-made jeans that are budget friendly. 419-380-7691. 5001 Monroe St.

Woodville Surplus has opened a new location across from Westfiled Franklin Park Mall in the Talmadge Road Shopping Center at 4602 Talmadge Rd. The new store, Woodville Scrubs and Tactical, offers a diverse selection of medical wear and tactical gear. 419-214-0141.

If you were going to make a movie about Toledo, what would be the title?

Mark I. Jacobs ( following the River (Google it Barry)

DOMO Sushi opened their new restaurant at 6725 W. Central Ave. The restaurant, formerly located at 1208 N. Reynolds Rd., now has a more upscale vision and fullservice bar. 419-214-0999. DOMODOMOSUSHI

Canine Karma, Toledo's newest dog training center, opened at 6128 Merger Dr. in Holland. The facility offers comprehensive canine training from puppy classes to behavior help and even end-of-life support. 419-290-8237.

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Adams Street Publishing Co.

Co-publisher/Chief Financial Officer

The second-year culinary arts students of Monroe County Community College have teamed up with Chef Kevin Thomas and Chef Vicki LaValle to open the on-campus Cuisine 1300 restaurant. Located in the Audrey M. Warrick Administration Building, the modern American bistro offers seatings on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:30 and 11:45am. Reservations can be made by calling 734-384-4231 between 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday.

Irish Eyes Heavenly Pub, which closed in September has reopened as an Italian restaurant, Grappo’s Ristorante. Located at 3324 Secor Rd. next to QQ Kitchen, they are currently accepting applications for staff positions.

Love It or Leave It.

November 06 — November 19, 2013

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Audited by

Plug in to energize

One of the best ways to go green is with electric cars; it’s a move the city of Toledo is encouraging with new charging stations downtown. Designed like sleek, futuristic gas pumps, these charging stations are located by the corner of North Superior and Adams Streets (across from the Valentine Theatre) and in the parking lot of the Toledo Museum of Art. The parking spots are still open to gas-fueled cars, but drivers of volt-fueled wheels like the Ford Focus Electric or the Nissan Leaf will benefit the most—it’s estimated that the cost for recharging at these bin Ru Photo by Marisa stations is the equivalent of less than a dollar per gallon. Based on affordable prices, along with evolving environmental policies and attitudes, these charging stations may occupy multiple Toledo streets within the next few years.—RA


With new technology such as iPads, iPods, tablets and Nooks coming out at an alarmingly fast rate, it can be difficult to keep up with what gadgets are best for you or your loved ones during this holiday season. The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is here to help: consultants from MacCafe and Barnes & Noble will demonstrate their latest and greatest gadgets at the main branch’s McMaster Center. Both the tech-savvy and novice will discover the finer points of the cool, new gizmos that are on everyone’s Christmas list. 6:30-8pm, Tuesday, November 19 & Thursday, December 5; and 3:30-5pm, Saturday, December 14. Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 N. Michigan St. 419-259-5200.—AC

Holiday spirit

Downtown Delights, which takes place Thursday, November 14, is an evening event in downtown Sylvania that brings people together for shopping, camaraderie and special discounts. Occurring only twice a year, (the first one is during the spring.) the event invites people to come shop late into the night and support local businesses. New this year is the first annual "Chili-N in Sylvania," which lets shoppers taste and vote for their favorite chili provided by participating local shops and merchants. Refreshments, entertainment and giveaways are just the tip of the iceberg—don't forget that proceeds from the chili cook-off will benefit Sylvania Family Services and the Sylvania Historical Village. 5pm. Downtown Sylvania. Visit cityofsylvania. com for more information. Perrysburg also has their own holiday evening event called The Holiday Stroll which takes places from 12pm to 8pm on Tuesday, November 14. Lousiana and Front Streets in downtown Perrysburg will be overrun with shoppers eager to spread the holiday cheer. Don’t miss the raffle drawing at Stella’s at 8pm—a retail purchase at a participating downtown shop automatically qualifies you for an entry to the raffle. —GMK

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Remembering autumn

Traipsing through the fall season’s attractions By Alison Wood-Osmun Savoring fall

Enjoy the final bit of fall color with a picturesque drive to the western edge of Side Cut Metropark on W. River Rd. along the Maumee River Rapids (metroparkstoledo. com 1025 W. River Rd. Maumee). Sunlight glitters across the fast running water while white gulls hover in the wakes and golden grasses sway at the shoreline. Continue driving as the water view becomes partially hidden by the silhouette of an interwoven canopy of trees lining the leaf covered road. Pull over and take a seat on a bench overlooking the river to soak in these last luscious moments of autumn.

Holiday tradition

We all love a grand parade and the annual Toledo Holiday Parade delivers with a fun filled celebration, with Santa Claus, marching bands and larger than life floats. Best of all, the Toledo Distinguished Clown Corps are always there with colorful antics and bright smiles. The Corp puts their heart and soul into this event making sure everyone feels they are part of the parade action. (November 16th at 10am starting on N. Summit at Jefferson, then left on Jackson, left on N. Huron and ending at Monroe. Street parking is free on weekends.) Afterwards go to Imagination Station (1 Discovery Way) for photos with Santa (details at, 419244-2674) or enjoy live music at the Glass City Café’s Saturday Bluegrass Breakfast/ Lunch (1107 Jackson St. 10am-2pm 419-2414519). Visit the Farmers Market for local seasonal produce at 525 Market St. 8am-2pm, and try the great coffee and more at the Flying Rhino stand.

Be a clown

The Toledo Distinguished Clown Corps has been a main sponsor and participant in the Toledo Hol iday Parade for over 25 years. “It’s add ictive, once a clown always a clown wh en you realize you are giving such joy to people,” says organizer Tracy Sal lah. The lively troupe invites everyone to become a member and join in the upcoming parade and other charita ble activities (with membership dues). For info go to

Thank you military and veterans

Operation We Are Here is a great website providing a comprehensive list of outdoor activities, offered free of charge to military personnel (active, veteran, disabled) and their families, as thanks for their service. Listings include: free sporting event tickets, outward bound programs, hunting and fishing trips, park passes, hiking expeditions, theme parks, camping and sailing.

Honoring Veterans:

Step out for a special museum day: “Lest We Forget.” The Northcoast Veterans Memorial and Museum at 411 N. Main St. Gibsonburg, OH will be open from 10:30am-6pm on Veterans Day, Monday November 11. The museum is usually only open on Mondays 5:30-8pm or by appointment. Established in 2004, the museum and park memorials preserve and chronicle the history of the U.S. conflicts and wars (Civil War, WWI and II, Korean War, Vietnam, Desert Storm and the War on Terror) through the military experiences and memorabilia of service men and women from the north coast region. Volunteers also provide mobile displays and presentations for schools, organizations and military reunions. (For  an in depth City Paper article on NVM, see the November 10, 2010 issue: Fines Tribute to Our Veterans at For more information contact Curator Rex Postlethwait 419-332-5912 or Researcher Mark Albright 419-862-5301.


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Trick or treating with Toledo’s finest Candymen about town by Griffin Messer-Kruse

Luck was not on Halloween's side this year. Forecasts of potential thunderstorms postponed trick or treating from its usual day on Thursday, October 31st to 6-8pm on Sunday, November 3. Although the number of trick or treaters was seriously diminished, smaller neighborhoods like Ottawa Hills and Old Orchard managed to draw a decent sized crowd of costumed citizens.

Toledo City Paper didn't want to miss out on the fun, so staff editors Joseph Schafer and Matt Breneman and I donned costumes and set out into the night in search of candy (and an entertaining story). The catch—we were visiting the houses of local celebrities in the community. We used our extensive Halloween expertise to rate the quality of their treats, how they greeted us and how spooky their decorations were. Here are the results of our investigation.

Costumed crusaders with Mayor Bell

D. Michael Jon Hendricks Collins

Greeting: We were greeted by the mayoral candidate's wife, who was dressed as Clint Eastwood in The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. She was very friendly and lamented the fact that there were so few kids out having fun. Mr. Collins was on the phone and unable to come to the door. Candy: Not just one, but two miniature Snickers bars. Decorations: No Halloween-themed decorations, but the Collins family did have an Ohio State flag flying high. Overall Grade: B+

Greeting: We encountered a disappointing surprise when we arrived to the grammy-winning singer's house in Ottawa Hills—he had actually moved in March of this year! Luckily, the trip wasn't a complete bust. The current tenants, Kirk and Lindsay McKenney, are friends with our newest contributing writer Dorian Slaybod and wanted to give him a shout-out. ‘What's up Dorian!’ Candy: Full-sized bags of Wild Berry Skittles. Decorations: A pair of lit Jack-O-Lanterns guided us to the front door. Overall Grade: B

Mike Bell

Greeting: Our current mayor was standing right out in front of his Old Orchard home, happily passing out candy. He was quick to snap a picture with us, and commented that he loved trick or treating. Candy: Two miniature bags of M & Ms. Decorations: Like the Collins’ household, Bell skipped out on putting up decorations this year. Overall Grade: A-

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Diane Larson

Greeting: The nightly news anchor herself greeted us at the door, and was very apprehensive about why we were there. She forked over the candy, but wouldn't let us snap a picture. Candy: One miniature bag of M & Ms. Decorations: None that we could see. Overall Grade: C+


Workin’ at the car wash

Keeping the chrome shining by Matt Breneman

Customers won’t need a price check here

New small business owners, Mark and Nikki Meyers are excited to announce the opening of Meyers Auto Wash at the corner of Heatherdowns and Key in South Toledo. But this isn’t your standard car wash; with a Key Westthemed environment and the latest in “green” technology, this car wash aims to offer an  experience you can’t find anywhere else. As a Montessori school teacher, Nikki realizes the value in offering a clean, bright, cheery location that caters to families with children. Throughout the wash, Ted the Turtle (mascot) reminds guests of how fun a car wash can be. Their employees have gone through extensive training. Some customers have even compared the cleanliness and pleasantries to Disney World. But it’s not just fun and games; with RFID technology, they offer guests a “pay as you go” plan called “Easy Breezy.” RFID technology is simply a sticker code that’s read as you enter the wash area, eliminating delay created while paying for the wash, easily accommodating the most hectic schedules. The technology offers the very best in “green” car washes available while remaining cost effective at as low as $5.00 a wash. They also offer free vacuums and each guest receives a lollipop. And, they have a treat ready for your dog, as well. The Meyers, a Toledo couple, have put a lot of energy into the dream of owning their own business.  They have always supported the local economy. “We have gone out of our way to make sure that through the building process we included as many local workers as possible,” Nikki said. Since they opened, Nikki says “the community has been nothing but supportive of our venture... people have come by just to thank us for ‘beautifying the corner.’” Meyers Auto Wash. 8am-8pm Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm Sunday. 4340 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419-725-9191.


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Happy happy joy joy Something stinks in City Politics By: Johnny Hildo

Rejoice and be thankful, kiddeez, for another campaign season has come and gone like last week’s garbage. Never mind that the stench still lingers on the breeze. That rank odor could come from a variety of sources. Perhaps it’s the fact that the choice for Mayor came down to two yahoos with a slim plurality of voters in the Primary, when a vast majority split votes between two prominent Democrats. Like the wag once said, we didn’t just have to decide between the lesser of two evils, we were left with the evil of two lessers. When people turn to wistful nostalgia for those halcyon days of Smilin’ Jack Ford you can be certain the candidate field was littered with mediocrity. Or maybe the air still reeks from the specter of Carty Finklestinker hovering over the proceedings. Whether it was pushing his septuagenarian former chief of staff down everybody’s throats or flashing his toothy grimace while touting his former nemesis J Fo as the next best thing, the Stinky One was in full campaign throat. While we write, the outcome is not yet decided, but if Run D.M.C. is elected and forced to vacate his Council seat, guess who’s sweating around the Adam’s apple to take that seat? Yep, there’s nobody Stinkier. If the thought of a return to the reins of both J Fo and Carleton S isn’t enough to keep you up at night, you must be new to the city. We welcome you, and wish you every bit of good luck.

Parties up in smoke

That slightly sulfurous smell might not just be the Finktonian brimstone, though. It could be the local Republican and Democratic Parties going up in smoke. The fact that neither major party had a horse in the Mayoral Derby is bad enough for their long-term outlooks. Add in the fact that the Rs official slate included folks who actually repudiated their endorsement or never sought it, plus a couple rattling loose screws and a complete wing nut, and you can see why real Rs stayed out of the way. The Ds were just as odiferous. One of their number actually finished dead last in the Primary Election, and two more who finished in the top six said no way, Ronny



to the thought of seeking the D endorsement. Thus two endorsed Ds, both incumbents by the by, finished out of the top six in the Primary, and the Ds couldn’t field a full General Election slate. Again, as we write we don’t know the outcome of the General, but the dismal D showing in the Primary has still left a dark stain across the electoral sky.


Politics is not warm and cozy

That stain may have come from the explosion of the D leadership, as the Executive Director was, then wasn’t, fired. And the annual fundraising dinner was canceled for lack of interest. And the D HQ is dormant and abandoned most days. Or maybe the stink emanates from the mamby pamby “Clean Campaign Pledge” posturing. Since when is politics supposed to be all soft and fuzzy? Time was, elected officials used to get into occasional fisticuffs in local watering holes. Granted, sinking to the level of personal attacks seems a bit over the line of decency. Which of course we would never do. Except when we would. But since when is calling into question your love of overseas travel on the taxpayer dime off limits for an opposing campaign? We say calls ‘em as you sees ‘em, and if your opponent’s rants call into question their lack of understanding of racism in Toledo, skewer them with it. This isn’t tiddly winks. Heck, we aren’t really sure how to play tiddly winks, but politics is a full contact sport. Get in the ring and expect to get muddied. Sorta like Trick or Treating, which takes place during the unpredictable Toledo weather of late October. You want the candy? But you’re afraid of a little sleet stinging your fresh little face? Tough luck, Junior! You want the gusto, you gotta pay some dues! Except this year a weather forecast postponed the Candy Run until further notice. A sign o’ the times. Weak campaign pledges, unexciting candidates placed before a doleful electorate, major parties who can’t bother to show up, and who emerges on top o’ the world? The Fink. We got miles to go before we sleep, peeps.

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The blotter Pulled from the pages of actual local police reports

Tales from the toilet bowl

A Bowling Green man was warned for criminal trespassing after police allegedly found him passed out on the toilet at a local Taco Bell on Saturday, October 12 at 3:24am. Police transported the man back to his home safely.

Eastern promises

Bowling Green police responded to a robbery at 1:00am on Sunday, October 20 at the 100 block of Biddle St. The victim allegedly had his $1000 samurai sword stolen during a party at his girlfriend’s house. There are currently no suspects in the case.

Cracked officer

Police apprehended a suspect on October 17 who they claim dressed at a lieutenant of the Lucas County Sheriff's office and collected donations on behalf of the department at a local carry-out. Officers also found crack cocaine in the man’s car.

Indecent exposure

Police are searching for an unknown suspect who they claim broke into The Tanning Center, located at 248 N, Main St. in Bowling Green, on September 26 at 5:06am. He allegedly then proceeded to break a door and throw up in one of the tanning rooms before fleeing the scene.


T he gru eli ng odyssey of Joseph Vogt’ s fi rst film. Written by Alex Reisner | Photos by Joseph Vogt


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After a few hours, he started to think,

“Wouldn’t it be hilarious if Grandma got up and killed every one of her daughters?”


lmost three years ago, Toledo photographer Joseph Vogt was sitting with his family enjoying Christmas dinner. His grandmother was reminiscing about a favorite recipe, but Vogt was distracted by the constant interruptions from his mother and aunts. Sometime after the meal was over, and considering the scene he had witnessed, he began thinking, “Wouldn’t it be hilarious if Grandma got up and killed every one of her daughters?” That idea blossomed into his debut film, See You Next Tuesday, which will be shown at the Ohio Theatre on Saturday, November 16. Nearly three years ago, Vogt began production on See You Next Tuesday, his first film. He finished a draft of the script just two months after that Christmas dinner with his grandmother, then spent the following six months securing producers, locations, his crew, and his cast. Filming would take more than two years. Vogt and his crew filmed throughout the Toledo area and in Grand Rapids, Waterville, and Perrysburg. All proceeds from the screening of the film will benefit Pride 419, a fledgling Toledo nonprofit, championed by the star of the film, Ms. Gina Arnez. Mr. Vogt has worked in Toledo throughout his career as a fine art photographer and artist, and is proud to release his first film here. He boasts “this film is completely organic to the 419. There’s no element that we’ve outsourced away from that. If anybody wants to support Toledo art, this is  their chance.”

Drawing stylistic influence from Alfred Hitchcock, Quentin Tarantino, John Waters, and Federico Fellini, See You Next Tuesday is simultaneously a slasher movie, an LGBT art film, and a think piece about anxiety and family perspective. Vogt describes the feel of the film as “very David Lynch.” Leading actress Danielle Welty describes it as more “f-ed up love story” than horror flick. Vogt himself thinks of it as “very ambiguous”.

Family dynamics The film focuses on the unique dynamic between a mother and her daughters, but the plot is open to interpretation. Vogt wants to make his audience question where their sympathies lie. Some viewers will identify with the long-suffering mother of an intolerable daughter, while others will inevitably side with the character shedding the most blood. Vogt wants his audience to think about their perspective while they watch the film. Vogt has been exploring the question of perspective throughout his photography career. He has shown his incisive portraits and still lifes in the Secor Galleries four times since 2008, at the Toledo Museum of Art twice, and most recently in New York City in The Story of the Creative. He maintains a studio in the Secor Building and often builds relationships with his models who confide in him, an impulse he doesn’t always understand. “I don’t know why people tell me their stories, but I’m grateful for it.” This honesty feeds his innate need to connect with people, which is deeply connected to his drive to create art. “People tell me their Continued on p. 12

Hubbard (center) and Vogt (right) make a scream queen out of Welty (left)

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Killing is Joseph Vogt’s (center) business, and business is good. stories, and I use that, not as a crutch, but to make them feel comfortable, to maintain the best possible relationship. That’s where true happiness is, in the most open relationships.”

Casting and control The open relationships he formed through his photography led directly into the creation of See You Next Tuesday. The first cast member Vogt approached for the film was Ms. Gina Arnez, a star female impersonator of the Toledo drag circuit, and a mainstay of the area’s LGBT community. She remembers their first photo shoot as “magic,” and says “Joe told me that he wouldn’t do the film if I wouldn’t sign on.” He wanted her because he “knew that she could pull off a very 1950s look, very beehive hair and pearls, very ‘mom.’ I wanted to keep that kind of fifties-sixties vibe.” She says they filmed See You Next Tuesday in weekslong bursts spread over the last three years, and laughs about the impromptu film schedule. “Joe could call me tomorrow and tell me we need to shoot more and I wouldn’t be surprised. He’s a perfectionist.” Danielle Welty, a local actress, plays the daughter to Arnez’ mother. She had posed for Vogt “more times than I can remember” and was eager to act under his direction. Many of her scenes were physically strenuous, including one she refers to as “the beating sequence.” They filmed


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this scene on a cold November day in Ottawa Park. Welty says it was “fun,” and that “the funny thing about Gina is that she was afraid to hurt me.” The cast and crew got used to his Kubrick-like directing style while working with him. Welty says that when they filmed in Ottawa Park, Vogt “spent an hour rearranging the leaves on the ground because they didn’t fall right.” Vogt is unapologetic about his attention to detail, saying he “absolutely adores Shelley Duval in The Shining, because she was more broken than any other pony you’ve ever seen. [Kubrick] just mentally fragmented her, and she was a product that he had absolute control over, and that fascinates me. I’ve broken all of my actresses. All of them. There’s a part of the film, probably the most physically strenuous scene, and Danielle did it 45 times. When she didn’t get it right, we had to re-do it. As a director, you have to get it right.” His pride in the final product is obvious. “It’s not for me to say if it’s good or not because you’re not going to believe me anyway. You have to see it and decide for yourself. I like it.” Saturday, November 16, 8pm. $5. The Ohio Theatre, 3114 Lagrange St. Tickets are available for $5 online at, where you can download your ticket directly to your phone to show it at the door. View two trailers and a brief synopsis of the film at

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An intimate candlelit dinner for two or a perfect place for your company holiday party, Manhattan’s meshes rich New York flavors with the distinctive ambiance of the Adams Street renaissance.

Manhattan's Monday-Saturday: (lunch) 11a Monday-Saturday 5-10p Sunday: 10a – 2p 1516 Adams St 419-243-6675 14

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Simply Delicious Nothing says ‘I love you’ like treating someone to a filet mignon and a bottle of wine. Spring for the experience of a fancy meal (or a few fancy meals!) with a gift card from Mancy’s Steakhouse, Mancy’s Bluewater Grill, Mancy’s Italian or Shorty’s True American Roadhouse.

Mancy's Mancy’s Steakhouse, 953 Phillips Ave., 419-476-4154 Mancy’s Italian, 5453 Monroe St. 419-882-9229 Mancy’s Bluewater Grille, 461 W. Dussel Dr., Maumee. 419-724-2583 Shorty’s True American Roadhouse, 5111 Monroe St. 419-841-9505

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Ride On

From motorcycle parts to bodywork and official Harley clothing, Signature Harley is Northwest Ohio’s one-stop shop for all things Harley related. If you are really feeling the holiday spirit, the quality of the 2014 line of Harley-Davidson bikes can’t be beat.

Signature Harley Monday-Friday 10a-6p Saturday 10a-5p Sunday 11a-4p 1176 Professional Dr Perrysburg, OH 43551 419-873-2453

Native Americans introduced turkey to the Pilgrim settlers as a staple in their diet. For your turkey day this year, pick up a Bowman Landes bird from Sautter’s. These free range turkeys are raised in the open air, out in the sunshine without antibiotics and are vegetable fed — just like they were for the first Thanksgiving.

Sautter's Monday - Saturday 8a-8p Sunday 9a-7p Open Everyday 7a-9p 5519 Main St, Sylvania, OH 43560 9533 Waterville Swanton Rd., Waterville, OH 419-885-3505 419-885-3505 16

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Photos by Marisa Rubin

Great products are meaningless without great service. At the Paula Brown Shop you can purchase fantastic monogrammed items such as bags, blankets and towels. The cufflinks (left) by Tokens and Icons are made out of authentic baseball paraphernalia that can be customized. The shop is full of other fantastic items for the house and beautiful handcrafted, original jewelry, perfect for the gift giving season.

PaulaMonday-Friday Brown10a-5pShop Saturday 10a-3pm 912 Monroe St. Toledo, OH 43604 419-241-8100

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Starting November 1st, the Element 112 bar will feature half-off all appetizers and beer, every Friday evening. Join them in the dining room on Tuesdays and enjoy a special 3 course tasting menu for $29! Wine pairings are an additional $17. The 3 course tasting menu is available in the bar all week long!

Element 112 Tuesday-Thursday 5-9p Friday and Saturday 5-10p 5735 N. Main St. Sylvania, OH 43560 (located on Main St. between Maplewood and Erie) 419-517-1104 Photo by Mary Wyar


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Photos by Marisa Rubin

With one of the best selections of antiques in Toledo, Leffler’s antiques offers high quality furniture, lamps, chandeliers, paintings, jewelry, glass, bronze and marble statuary, architectural antiques, stained and beveled glass windows, oriental rugs, and outdoor garden furniture.

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Elaine’s Tea Shoppe opened in 2001 with the idea in mind of providing our community with a quiet place to gather, warm and friendly service, and an eclectic line of all natural and healthy products. Her motto became “Elegant Simplicity” and her mantra is always “Exceptional Quality.”

Elaine's Tea Shoppe Tuesday - Thursday 10a-5p Friday - Saturday 10a-4p 3115 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43613 419-885-1515


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Don’t miss out! This is only part 1 (of 4) of our Holiday Wish List. It’s the perfect opportunity to showcase your local business and the great gifts you have to offer!

Nov. 20th, Dec. 6th & 18th Call a sales associate today to see if you have what it takes to be featured in one of our upcoming Holiday Wish List. Office #: (419) 244-9859


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Keeping it real B.M. Chen delivers de-Americanized Chinese food By Russ Axon

It’s easy to assume most Chinese restaurants fit into a fortune cookie cutter format—either bland, colorless dishes crammed with rice and beef, or a buffet offering equally bleak options. At least, that’s what’s expected of Americanized Chinese food. Yayi and Bao Mo, a husband and wife team from China, wanted to better represent their homeland’s dishes—they wanted food that followed traditional recipes and focused more on flavor and presentation. Enter B.M. Chen. Located near the intersection of Airport and Reynolds, in what was formerly a Long John Silver’s, the restaurant opened at the start of May. It has established itself as a standout proprietor of authentic Chinese food with picturesque dishes cooked via classical Chinese techniques that emphasize dynamic flavors and zesty sauces.


Thursday, 11.7

Taste of Super Suppers Super Suppers

An introduction to Super Suppers, where guests receive food samples, a braided bread demo, and door prizes. Guests also get to make-and-take a 3-serving entree home. 5:30-7:30pm. $15. 7015 Lighthouse Way Suite 100, Perrysburg. 419-872-6325.

Friday, 11.8

Red Shoe Society Heartwarming After Party and Dessert Challenge Maumee River Yacht Club

This fun and tasty evening will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Northwest Ohio. 9pm-1am. Presale, $20/Door, $25. 2735 Broadway St. 419-471-4663, ext. 211. See pg. 25 for more information.

Sunday, 11.10 & Monday, 11.11

Off-The-Platter Turkey Williams-Sonoma

Be creative this year and learn how to deep-fry a turkey so that it is juicy and full of flavor. You will also learn how to cook a boneless turkey on the grill. Reservations required. Sunday class starts at 11am; Monday class starts at 7pm. 5001 Monroe St. 419-475-6368. Free

Monday, 11.11

Lebanese Cooking Class Paula Brown Shop

Join Karyn Hajjar and learn to make delicious Lebanese cuisine. Price includes food, recipes and wine pairings. Reservations required. 6:30pm. $50. 912 Monroe St. 419-241-8100.


While establishing a restaurant is no small feat, the Mo’s success is more impressive considering they are not fluent in English. The couple immigrated to the U.S. about 10 years ago, working at the popular Flower Drum (another Toledo Chinese restaurant on Byrne near Hill) until a few years ago. The Mo’s say, assisted by two restaurant employees who translated for them, they noticed an influx of Chinese and Asian exchange students from the University of Toledo who would stop in seeking homestyle cooking, claiming Flower Drum was one of a few Toledo Chinese restaurants that satisfied; the food at other restaurants was too

Wednesday, 11.13

Scotch Dinner Manhattan’s Restaurant

Let your taste buds have an entertaining night with an appetizer buffet, peaty scotches with perfectly paired delicious Scotch entrees. 6:30pm. $70 (includes tax & gratuity). 1516 Adams St. 419-243-6675.

Friday, 11.15

Gloves with Love International Boxing Club

Enjoy this potluck dinner and help support a great cause. 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the International Boxing Club. 6-10pm. $25 per person/$200 for table of 8. 525 Earlwood Ave., Oregon. 419-244-8955.

Saturday, 11.16

Holiday Wood Stove Cooking Isaac Ludwig Mill at Providence Metropark

Enjoy a day at the Isaac Ludwig Mill learning to prepare, cook and sample some holiday treats using a wood cook stove. Reservations required. 10am-Noon. $5. 13827 US 24 West (at SR 578).

Sunday, 11.17 & Monday, 11.18

tastings Tuesday, 11.19

Giro D’Italia (Tour of Italy) Wine Event Mancy’s Italian

Explore the flavors of Italy and enjoy an evening of delectable Italian wine with perfectly paired cuisine. Ticket cost includes a 5 course meal with wine pairings. Reservation required. 6:30pm. $65 per person+ tax and gratuity. 5453 Monroe St. 419-882-9229.

Friday, 11.8

Wine Tasting Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion

Enjoy a fantastic selection of wines. 6:30-8:30pm. $20, members/$30, nonmembers. 2445 Monroe St. 419-2558000.

Great Black Swamp Brewing Walt Churchill’s Market

Try beer from the Great Black Swamp Brewing Company at this tasting. 3-6pm. 4 samples for $1. 26625 Dixie Hwy. 419-872-6900.

Sunday, 11.10

Holiday WineFest Evans Street Station

Choose Your Sides Williams-Sonoma

Prepare the perfect side dish for your turkey. Learn how to prepare classic Thanksgiving sides along with new ones to make your meal marvelous. Reservations required. Sunday class starts at 11am; Monday class starts at 7pm. 5001 Monroe St. 419-475-6368. Free.

Monday, 11.18 & Wednesday, 11.20

Santa Paws Workshop The Toledo Zoo

Americanized. The Mo’s hope to change that with B.M. Chen. With support from friends and family to get the restaurant off the ground, the Mo’s put their effort into creating the menu. Every dish is made following recipes the Mo’s brought with them from China, and the chefs utilize traditional techniques —less microwaving, deep frying and opening pre-made packets of sauces; more cooking proteins on superheated iron skillets, mixing ingredients for custom sauces, and shaping flour and rice for sweet desserts. Joel Dickerson, a cashier and carryout host at BM Chen, says the restaurant’s most popular dishes include their chicken

While enjoying The Lights Before Christmas, make a tasty treat for your furry friend to enjoy at home. Check online for cost and more details. 5-8:30pm. 2 Hippo Way. 419-385-4040.

Enjoy a wide array of over 60 wines from around the world, as Chef Alan and crew pull out all the stops with an extraordinary spread of hors d'oeuvres to match. Live music and a silent auction will round out the evening. Proceeds benefit restoring the historic Tecumseh Carnegie Library. 5-8pm. $45 per guest. 110 S. Evans St., Tecumseh. 517-424-5555.

Tuesday, 11.12

Toledo Unleashed is Uncorked! Caper's Restaurant and Bar

Toledo Unleashed cordially invites you to an exclusive fundraising event, Toledo Unleashed is Uncorked! Enjoy beer, wine and a food pairings tasting event hosted at Caper's Restaurant and Bar in South Toledo. Tickets can

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plates, which are covered in a sauce that ups the normal spice element, and the Chef ’s Seafood Dish, includes shrimp, fish, squid and more. As more people discover the restaurant, the Mo’s say they hope B.M. Chen will continue to flourish, and that it becomes the destination for ChineseAmericans missing homestyle cooking, or Toledoans seeking authentic Chinese cuisine. B.M. Chen, 1227 S. Reynolds Rd. Open Monday thru Thursday, 11am-9:30pm; Friday and Saturday, 11am-10pm; and Sunday, noon-8:30pm. 419-214-0018.

be purchased at Caper's or online at wine. Proceeds benefit Toledo Unleashed, the nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing off-leash dog parks to the Toledo Area. 6-8pm. $35-40. 2038 S. Byrne.

Tuesday, 11.12

Champagne Tasting Maumee Wines

Grower/Producer French Champagnes from The Terry Thiese Selection. Smoked salmon and imported cheeses complement the wines. Reservations required. 6:309:30pm. $50. 2556 Parkway Plz., Maumee. 419-8932525.

Friday, 11.15

New Brew Unveiling Mancy’s Italian

Mancy’s is proud to unveil the first keg of their new Papou’s brew. The brew is a Papou’s 2nd Generation Twin IPA brewed exclusively by Maumee Bay Brewing Co. 6-8pm. 16 oz., $5/ 22 oz., $7.50. 5453 Monroe St. 419882-9229.

Saturday, 11.16

White & Oolong Teas Elaine’s Tea Shoppe

White tea and oolongs are also loaded with healthy antioxidants and offer some of the world’s most exotic teas. Come explore some of the rarest teas in the world! 2pm. $10. 3115 W. Sylvania Ave. 419-885-1515.

Tuesday, 11.19

Special Thanksgiving Wine Tasting J. Patrick's Pub & Restaurant

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, there is no better time to start planning for Thanksgiving and to discover new wines to compliment the feast. Join us for a fun and casual time featuring six great wine selections with sample sized food pairings. Bottles will be available for purchase. 6pm. $25. 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg. 419-874-1933.

The party to warm the heart

Join the Ronald McDonald House of Northwest Ohio and the Red Shoe Society as they help warm the hearts of families with children who are currently undergoing treatment at the Toledo Children's Hospital. The night will be filled with a delicious dinner, live entertainment and a silent auction. At 9pm, the Heartwarming After Party dessert challenge kicks off at the Maumee River Yacht Club (2735 Broadway St). As a recently established group of young professionals, the Red Shoe Society's main goal is to help raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House and its ongoing operations. The House, which is a nonprofit organization, is committed to providing approximately 500 families a year with temporary and comfortable homelike accommodations during the course of their child’s medical treatment. Friday, November 8. 6:30-10:30pm. $75/$750 for table of 10/$25 for After Party single ticket. The Premier Banquet Hall, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419-471-4663, ext. 211.

Have you gone mad?

Enjoy a quirky evening alongside the Mad Hatter and The Queen of Hearts while supporting the local arts scene. Join the Toledo Opera Guild as they go mad! The evening will include delicious hors d’oeuvres from Chef Mike, a live and silent auction of the Queen’s secret treasures and conversation with the characters from the Toledo Repertoire Theatre. Come dressed in unique garb or party casual attire. Reservations required. Saturday, November 9. 7pm. $55. The Toledo Club, 235 14th Street. 419-243-2200.

The boss man of baking

Just in time for holiday baking, America's most popular baker, Buddy Valastro, makes a special stop in the 419. In this live, interactive event, the TLC Cake Boss will demonstrate the art of cake and cupcake decorating, the likes of which will turn baking into your next hobby. Buddy will share stories from his nationally-broadcast TV shows (Cake Boss, Next Great Baker) and answer audience questions. A limited number of VIP tickets are available, which include a post-show meet and greet, a tour laminate and a copy of Buddy's new book, Family Celebrations with the Cake Boss. Saturday, November 16. 7:30pm. $25.75/$47.75 (VIP) + service charges. Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419-381-8851.— MLR

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219 Louisiana Ave Perrysburg 419.873.6223

Join us for the

NORTH COAST Brewing Co. Tap Takeover starting at 5pm

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Kick-off the Holiday Season by joining over twenty of your favorite Downtown Perrysburg merchants for the 2013 Downtown Perrysburg Holiday Stroll. The shops and restaurants will be having great sales, special events, food, drinks, raffles and even a fashion show!

SPECIAL EVENTS 8pm - Informal modeling fashion show

featuring fashions from Meig and Ragazza

8pm - Raffle drawing taking place at Stella’s


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RAFFLE DETAILS: Win one of 3 huge Downtown Perrysburg gift baskets filled with products and gift certificates from your favorite local businesses. Simply make a purchase at any of the participating merchants to enter. Get one entry with every purchase, so the more you shop, the better chance you have of winning!

free Appetizer 104 Louisiana Ave Perrysburg 419.873.8360

with the purchase of a dinner

Evening Events at Stella’s: 8pm - Informal modeling fashion show featuring MEIG and Ragazza 8pm - Raffle drawing

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DOWNTOWN PERRYSBURG Holiday Stroll November 14th

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film events

Thursday, November 7

The Great Gatsby

2pm. Way Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. 419-874-3135 x119. Free. Leonardo DiCaprio shines as the enigmatic Jay Gatsby in this retelling of Fitzgerald's classic story. Tobey Maguire stars as Nick Carraway, Gatsby's neighbor and confidante, and Carey Mulligan as Gatsby's true love Daisy Buchanan. Adults only, light refreshments will be served.

Saturday, November 9

Launch Pad Cooperative Experimental Film Festival

7-10pm. Launch Pad Cooperative, 911 Jefferson Ave. video-fest-2013.html Free. Launch Pad Cooperative will host their first experimental film festival. Each film will be an original work running for, at most, 7 minutes. Screens through Saturday, November 16.

Thursday, December 14

Too Many Girls: Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Musical Film Screening

10am. Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. 419-874-3135. Free. Way Library continues its classic film series, Reel Talk with the film version of Too Many Girls, staring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

Saturday, December 16

See You Next Tuesday Premiere

8pm. $5. The Ohio Theatre, 3114 Lagrange St. Tickets are available for five dollars online at, A local director’s first film is a twisted and artistic psychological thriller. For mature audiences. See our feature on Pg.10 for more details


Animation for the mind

Animated films are not only escapism for children in Japan. Those across the Pacific have created a cottage industry of cinematic artists that explore mature and literary themes in anime, detailed animated feature films for an adult audience. TMA is screening two such imports this month. The first, The Sky Crawlers, directed by master director Mamoru Oshii, explores the lives of fighter pilots. The second, Summer Wars, directed by Mamoru Hosoda, follows a lovesick math genius's tribulations in a virtual reality simulation. Sky Crawlers screens Thursday, November 7, and Summer Wars screens Thursday, November 14. 7pm. The Little Theater, Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. Free.

Haneke for the masses

Director Michael Haneke must be one of the most perturbed men in cinema. His films all document the struggle of outsiders and free thinkers with an unthinking society, leading to a rebelliousness that has made him one of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers in Europe. BGSU will screen two of his more recent films: The White Ribbon, which examines the root of corruption in a German town just before WWI; and Amour (pictured), which chronicles the love life of an elderly French couple after one of the two suffers a debilitating stroke. Both heart-wrenching films won numerous accolades abroad— while Amour also won an Oscar for Best Foreign Picture. The White Ribbon will screen Thursday, November 7, and Amour will screen Thursday, November 14. 7:30pm. Gish Theater, Bowling Green State University, corner of S. College Dr. and E. Wooster St. 419-372-4474. Free.

Poland projected

Northwest Ohioans often celebrate often Polish heritage with culinary delicacies, but Poland also has a rich filmic history. Those interested in a slice of Polish cinema should attend  the Michigan Theater's annual Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival. The weekend-long festival will include a series of dramas, shorts and documentaries from 2012 and 2013, including a visit by acclaimed directors Ryszard Bugajski (pictured) and Bozena Garus-Hockuba. Friday, November 8 through Sunday, November 10. Full program schedule available online. $10. $6 students and seniors. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-6688397.—JS

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Poison Tongues

The Toledo Rep breathes new life into Arsenic and Old Lace By Scott Angles

Toxic smiles from (L-R) Gail Lynne Frederick, Bill Quinlin and Deb Shaffer Old maids poisoning lonely old men with homemade wine, a brother convinced he’s Teddy Roosevelt and alcohol-fueled plastic surgery: these are just a few of the overarching quirks in the darkly-comedic play “Arsenic and Old Lace,” presented by the Toledo Repertoire Theater this month. “Arsenic and Old Lace” was written in 1939 by American playwright Joseph Kesselring and opened on January 10, 1941. The play closed in 1944 after a staggering total of 1,444 performances. The New York Times wrote a review of the play on its opening night saying that the performance was, “so funny that none of us will ever forget it.” Now thanks to the Toledo Repertoire Theater, Toledoans will be able to experience this hilariously-bizarre American classic.

The plot of a family affair

The plot of “Arsenic and Old Lace” revolves around the drama critic Mortimer Brewster, his fiance Elaine Harper and his—to put it lightly—eccentric family. Brewster, who is having difficulty deciding whether or not to marry his sweetheart, is forced to negotiate this trying decision while dealing with an increasing number of bizarre crises caused by his humorously unhinged family. The play proceeds to weave a story of macabre and ridiculous hilarity that would make even the strangest household seem normal. The play is directed by Rosie Best, a native of the United Kingdom who has lived in the Toledo area for the last 20 years. She remains active in the local arts scene as an actor, dialect coach and

director. She most recently served as director for Toledo Rep’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof.” “Arsenic and Old Lace” made its way into the Rep’s season democratically. “The former artistic director conducted a survey where he interviewed audience members about what plays they would like us to perform,” Best said. “This was the number one request he received.” She intends to give the people what they want.

An American original

In the upcoming performance, Best plans to stick to the classic version of the play as it was first drafted. “Our rendition will be a very traditional one,” Best said. “The play is very much an American original. I initially had never heard of the play, being from England, but after reading the script I think that it sits well and makes for a very strong comedy.” The mixture of unpredictability and humor makes Arsenic and Old Lace a play Best feels cannot be missed. “It’s the unexpected quality of it that I like,” Best said. “We live in a very tragic time and we need something to lift us up. It’s the play’s ability to accomplish this that makes it truly delightful. I think that the arts are the noblest subject,” Best continued. “They give us opportunities to laugh at ourselves and raise us up from the everyday ‘blah.’” “Arsenic and Old Lace.” November 8-10, 14-17, 8pm Friday-Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday. $20 adults, $18 seniors, $10 students, $5 children 12 and under. 10th Street Stage, Toledo Repertoire Theatre. 16 10th St. 419-243-9277.

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theater events Thursday, November 7.

America's favorite family

“The Addams Family,” with their whimsically-spooky theme song and ghoulish skewering of middle American values, has delighted audiences for decades as a comic strip, numerous films, television adaptations and now as a 2010 musical coming to the Valentine Theatre for one night only. “The Addams Family” Broadway musical was adapted directly from Charles Addams's original comics by the creators of Jersey Boys, and the show has grossed over $62 million worldwide. Show up ready to hum along and snap your fingers. Thursday, November 7. 7pm. $46-66. The Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St. 419-242-3490.

Tip your waiter

Edmund Lingan's been a busy boy. The Chair and Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Toledo, in addition to teaching his classes, is directing a student production of “Out to Lunch,” a play Lingan himself wrote in 2002. The play, a farcical comedy, follows a group of workers at a restaurant desperate to make two "camper" customers leave. One thing leads to another, and pretty soon all bets—and gloves—are off. Lingan said of his play, "With brazen, hysterical comedy, ‘Out to Lunch’ ponders the obsession with internet porn, the distance between human beings that sometimes results from cyber-communication and the unfathomable motivations that lead to mass murder." Friday, November 15. 7:30pm. Runs through Sunday, November 24. Center for Performing Arts, UT Main Campus, Towerview & W Rocket Blvd. 419-530-2375. Free.—JS

Lettice and Lovage

The Village Players present the acclaimed English play, which tells the story of free-spirited tour guide Lettice Duffet’s battle of wits against by-the-book Preservation Trust inspector Lotte Schon. Runs through Saturday, November 16. 8pm. $16 adults, $14 seniors and students. The Village Players Theatre, 2740 Upton Ave. 419472-6817.

Wednesday, November 13.

The Liar

The Liar, adapted by playwright David Ives from source material by Pierre Corneille, centers around a wealthy young pathological liar who

arrives in 17th-century Paris spinning fantastic tales. Humorous and witty, this play is an amusing crowd pleaser. Runs through Saturday, November 23. 8pm Thursdays through Sundays, also 2pm matinees Saturdays 16 and 23, and Sunday 17. Advance tickets $10 for adults, $7 for seniors/non-BGSU students and $1.75 for BGSU students. Door tickets $12 adults, $7 children. Eva Marie Saint Theatre, BGSU Campus, 1600 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green. 419-372-2222.

The write stuff

November brings “thirty days and nights of literary abandon,” according to the organization promoting National Novel Writing Month. Officially abbreviated as NaNoWriMo, the internet-based nonprofit challenges authors to write 50,000 words of fiction in thirty days or less. The NaNoWriMo website provides tracking programs and support networking for budding writers. So far, 140 thousand novelists have signed up for the annual event—think you might have what it takes? Join them.—JS

Changing history

Jeff Greenfield has worn many hats during his storied career—including speechwriter, essayist, political pundit and television host—but perhaps his favorite occupation is author of alternative histories. Greenfield’s latest work of speculative fiction, “If Kennedy Lived: The First and Second Terms of President John F. Kennedy: An Alternate History,” posits how JFK’s leadership may have changed the Vietnam War, The Civil Rights Movement and the Cold War, among other events. Before seeing Greenfield speak at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library for the Authors! Authors! series, be sure to read our online interview with him at Thursday, November 7. 7pm. $10. McMaster Center, Main Library, 325 Michigan St. 419-259-5200.—RA


The Frogtown Storytelling Guild marks its 13th year of Tellabration featuring stories for grown-ups, ranging from legends to romantic sagas. This year's highlighted storyteller is Condessa Croninger, a Toledoan with an extensive storytelling resume. As a founding member of the Frogtown Storytelling Guild, Croninger has performed in libraries, community events and large storytelling festivals throughout Ohio, Michigan and Ontario. Help keep the oral tradition alive and pass on some creative threads to the next generation of storytellers. Friday, November 8. 7-9pm. $10. Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. 419-897-8902.—MLR

Thirteen years of writing

Lovers of the written word, November is yours to celebrate. Every year, the Mid-American Review sponsors the Winter Wheat Writing Festival at BGSU, and this year is the festival’s thirteenth anniversary. This year’s weekend-long event features workshops for nonfiction, fiction and poetry, as well as readings by authors Mark Brazatis (left) and Matt Bell—A BGSU alumni—as well as poet Tracy Brimhall. For those wishing to stay on their feet, there will be a book fair and panel discussions as well. Registration required. Friday, November 14 through Sunday, November 16. $50 suggested donation. Bowling Green State University Campus, Wooster Street, directly off I-75. 419-372-2531.—JS

Mazel tov on the books

What do song parodies, art forgers and Superman all have in common? Find out during the Northwest Ohio Jewish Book Fair, which spotlights works about Judaism and/or by Jewish authors. The four-day fair takes will feature events and books for both children and adults, like book sales, author lectures, and group readings and discussions; a not-to-miss event will be a discussion of “The Art Forger” lead by author B.A. Shapiro at Registry Bistro. For more information on all the events, contact René Rusgo at 419-724-0365 or; also check TCP’s online calendar. Sunday, November 10 through Thursday, November 14.—RA

Brains left over

In the business of writing—editing, securing agents and publishing deals—it’s all too easy to lose track of the simple joy of writing. The 577 Foundation’s write brain festival is here to change all that, with the Write Brain Workshop. Get back into the spirit of script with workshop sessions, as well as guest presentations by authors Tim Waggoner (pictured), Debbie Alferio and Bob Nailor. Registration required. Sunday, November 16. 8:30am-3pm. $45, includes 1 year membership in the Northwest Ohio Writers’ Forum. 577 Foundation, 577 Front St., Perrysburg. 517-230-0542.—JS


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The business of creating / cultivating art Jules Webster is as fired up as her art by Jan Thomas

Jules Webster, ceramic artist and owner of downtown emporium, The Art Supply Depo, seems to have the entrepreneurial ambition it takes to run a successful business. After graduating from UT in 2005 with a BFA in Studio Ceramics, she started Shine Ceramics in 2006, and ran the ceramic studio at the now-defunct Space 237. But making the hand-thrown dinnerware decorated with birds, fish and flowers inspired by folklore (and a naughty series of mugs replete with smart-ass remarks, for laughs) wasn’t a hobby, it was a job. She admits, “From a young age, I always thought of ways to make money and always expected to work for myself.”

Promoting the arts community

Fearless marketing skills and Jules’s contagious enthusiasm made both early endeavors a success, pushing her closer to owning and operating The Art Supply Depo. The upbeat store’s fresh environment has become a thriving center of creativity. It’s the fusion between her training in art paired with a pro-active interest in promoting downtown Toledo’s creative community. Webster, paying

close attention to artists’ needs, makes hard-to-find art supplies available, attracting a sizable following of both new and veteran artists along the way. Increasing the appreciation of the process through making art is Webster’s impetus for offering a menu of classes at both basic (i.e. Demystifying Composition) and innovative levels (like Cartooning and Animation), catering to all ages and skill levels. “There are so many things you can teach people about art,” Webster says, excited about helping people build creative confidence. “It’s extremely empowering to teach someone to create something that never existed before they put their hands on it.” The Depo’s popular monthly BYOB event, Drink and Draw (with live models and great music), is offered the fourth Tuesday of each month for a minimal fee. It has proven to be fun, inspirational and well-attended.

Firing again

But opening the store and the demands of the retail business over the last two years have kept Webster from her ceramics work. Recently, she has re-

turned to making plates with a fresh and more contemporary look, employing graphic patterns and ambitious color. “I see them as an experiment in line and color,” she says. “In the store, I’m surrounded by color and racks of paint. The color excites me. I’m enthralled and captivated by how color and form affect one another. There are so many fascinating combinations.” Jules is currently working on a large installation of plates displayed on the wall of the store to give the illusion of movement. She considers it a work in progress, far from completion, but looks forward to adding more combinations of color and pattern. Jules Webster’s work is exhibited at the Art Supply Depot, 29 South St. Clair. Enjoy the closing reception from noon-5pm during the Arts Commission’s Holiday Loop, on Saturday, November 16. Free. 419-720-6462.

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Jules Webster, enamored with color


The art of art ed

Toledo will host a group of educators dedicated to introducing their students to the world of creativity and art appreciation. November 14-16, Ohio art teachers will gather for the 2013 OAEA (Ohio Art Education Association) Professional Development Conference; two relevant exhibits have been organized to showcase their talents. The University of Toledo Center for Visual Arts Gallery is presenting an invitational exhibition Kristin Kowalski, Maumee Valley Country Day School, Flare, Ceramic of artwork created by Northwest Ohio high school art teachers. NOHSATI_7: NW Ohio High School Art Teacher Invitational, opens in the CVA with a reception from 6-8pm on Friday, November 15. The exhibit continues through the Arts Commission’s Holiday Loop on Saturday, November 16. Free. Center for Visual Arts. 620 Grove Place, (on the Toledo Museum of Art campus)  Remembering veteran art instructors, American Gallery, in Sylvania, has invited retired art teachers to exhibit their work in a show titled, School’s Out!, running until Tuesday, November 19. Free. American Gallery, 6600 Sylvania Ave. (at McCord). Gallery hours: Monday & Saturday 10ap-5pm Tuesday-Friday,10am-6pm. 419-882-8949. —JT

Taking a “Whole Different Direction”

Tom Lingeman, veteran artist and head honcho of the UT sculpture department, has long been known for his bronze and steel sculptures and towering monuments. Saturday, November 16 until Saturday, December 14, the Secor Gallery will hold an exhibit of his work made specifically for this show. Inspired by events in his life, including a medical wake up call, his being in Germany on VE Day, major construction on the road that he lives on and his little dog, Tallie, Lingeman has created this new work. The show, entitled, Warning Signs, features work created in media new to him, including sculpted plaster, autonomic sign-like paintings, drawings, and two digital video loops called “a walk in the park,” one filmed from a rented wheelchair in NYC’s Central Park and the other from a stroller in Washington DC. Lingeman explains, “[my work has] taken a whole different direction. It’s all new work, it’s all experimental.” Tom Lingeman has shown internationally and has permanent local installations in the Juvenile Justice Center, Sylvania’s Olander Park  and at the University of Toledo. The opening reception for Warning Signs, (one of the stops on the Art Commission’s Holiday Loop.) will be on Saturday, November 16 from 4-11pm, with live jazz by The Lori LefevreTrio. Free. Secor Gallery, 425 Jefferson Ave. 419-514-7496.  —JT

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GlasSalon German artist, Wilken Skurk, will discuss his Guest Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP), which began in early November and is his first residency in the United States. Skurk's work has a hybrid quality: built, joined together and constructed from visually contrasting materials. 7pm. Glass Pavillion/ Toledo Museum of Art, Monroe St. 419-255-8000. Free.

It's Friday! The TMA's ever-changing combination of events for adults and families, includes free tours, activities, live music, glassblowing demonstrations, wine tastings, and more. Enjoy Great Performances in the Great Gallery: Celebrating Heroes of the War of 1812 at 7:30pm. Check online for complete schedule.10am-9pm. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000.

GAPP Artist Presentation: Wilken Skurk

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It's Friday!

Veterans Glassblowing Day

The Toledo Museum of Art will participate in National Veterans Glassblowing Day by providing active-duty members and veterans of the US military an opportunuty to experience hands-on glassblowing. The programs aim is to introduce soldiers and veterans to a potentially marketable skill, and enable them to enjoy artistic expression. During Art Hours at 1, 2 and 4 p.m. at the Glass Pavilion; proper identification required. For reservations call 419-245-5771, ext. 7448. 7th Mooniversary at Copper Moon Studio Explore the newest fused glass creations made locally in Holland, OH, plus a sneak peek at some of the new holiday designs making their debut. Sales include a free fused glass votive ($24 value) and a free piece of beaded silverware ($8 value) with any fused glass plate purchase. 10am-6pm. Copper Moon Studio Gallery & Gifts, 8007 Airport Hwy, Holland. 419-867-0683. Free.

Saturday 16 Art Exhibit-Nohsati_7: NW Ohio High School Art Teacher Invitational

An opening reception for this exhibit of art made by high school art teachers will be held on Friday, November 15 and will be on the ACGT Holiday Loop. (See Art Notes, at left.) Runs through Saturday, December 14. 6-8pm. The University of Toledo Center for Visual Arts.


Make It Indie Crafter Fair

Make It Indie is a one-day alternative/indie craft fair held in Toledo's UpTown District that represents the best of Midwest handmade goods. It's a celebration of unique, one-of-a-kind items that have a little more to offer than your traditional 'craft.' 10am7pm. $1, suggested donation / Free, kids under 12. UpTown, 1717 Adams St.

ACGT Holiday Loop

Ian Adams celebrates trees Homespun Holiday Art & Craft Show

With Thanksgiving and Christmas coming around the corner this show is just the place where you can purchase those handcrafted items at this third annual event. This year the TCG hosts a food drive by collecting non-perishable food items for the Toledo NW Ohio Food Bank. Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Stranahan Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419-842-1925. Free.

Trees: A Photographic Celebration

Meet Ohio's acclaimed landscape photographer, and author of 19 books, Ian Adams, view his exhibit, A Celebration of Trees, and learn about his recent book, A Photographer's Guide to Ohio, available for purchase and autographed by Adams. 3-5pm. Secor Park, National Center for Photography, 10000 Central Ave., (six miles W of Reynolds), Berkey. 419407-7957. Free.

2013 Holiday Arts Bazaar

Local artists and crafters will be selling their wares perfect for holiday gifts. Also shop our annual yarn sale and collectibles corner. 9am-3pm. First Unitarian Church of Toledo, 3205 Glendale Ave. Free.

Thursday 14 Cool Yule

The Hudson Gallery rings in the holidays with a collection of artist made ceramics, glass painting, jewelry and more. Open for the Sylvania Downtown Delights event (see City Graffiti, pg. 5 and ad on pg.33) on Thursday, November 14 until Saturday, January 4. 5-9pm. Hudson Gallery, 5645 Main St., Sylvania. 419-885-8381. Free.


Enjoy the various events for adults and families, including free tours, activities, live music, glassblowing demonstrations, wine tastings, and more. Attend the Gallery Talk: Ebb & Flow at 7pm. Check online for complete schedule.10am-9pm. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-2558000. Free

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The Arts Commission will host the 2nd annual Holiday Loop of the many local holiday-themed events and exhibitions taking place throughout the Downtown area, immediately following the annual Holiday Parade. 12-5pm. Downtown, Warehouse District, UpTown, and Old West End. 419-254-2787. Free.

Maker's Mart Holiday Edition

Be sure to stop at the Amtrack Station on the ACGT's Holiday Loop for your Holiday shopping at this year's Holiday Maker's Mart featuring over 70 handmade vendors. 12-5pm. Amtrack Station, Grand Lobby. 415 Emerald Ave. HandmadeToledo Free.

Warning Signs-Art Exhibition

The artist reception at the Secor Gallery featuring new, innovative work from well-known artist, Tom Lingeman, is a stop on the ACGT Holiday Art Loop. Music by The Lori Lefevre Trio, (see Art Note, this page.) Runs through Saturday, December 14. 4-11pm. 425 Jefferson Ave. 419-514-7496. artists Free.

Art Exhibit/ Closing Reception: Jules Webster

Jules Webster, ceramic artist and owner of the Art Supply Depo hosts a closing reception of her exhibit of colorful ceramic plates.,Also on the ACGT Holiday Loop, (see feature story on pg. 31.) 12-5pm. Art Supply Depo, 29 S. St. Clair. 419-270-6462. Free.

Sunday 17 Fall Shopping Expo

100 Businesses, Crafters and Direct Sales vendors will fill the Stroh Center for an afternoon of shopping and family activities. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Family Campaign at BGSU. 10am-5pm. Bowling Green State University, Stroh Center, Bowling Green. 419-346-3361. Free.

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Shop Local • Shop Small • Fun For Everyone!

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Brian Gross-Bias (left) and Rob Courtney (right), two local audiovideo entrepeneurs

From voice to video

The rise of Little Elephant studio, and their transition to video by Joseph Schafer In a crowded, well-lit living room, a band is performing for two men with digital cameras. The band—The Traveling Suitcase—hasn’t performed in Toledo, but came here between tour dates in Wisconsin and New York to be videotaped by Rob Courtney and Brian Gross-Bias after seeing the duo’s work on Youtube. Together, those two men own and operate Little Elephant Recording Studio, and are among the most ambitious music entrepreneurs in Toledo. Courtney, a Toledoan, and Gross-Bias, a Georgia native, interned together at Aire Born studios in Indianapolis, where they attended school at Butler University. As seniors, they decided to move to Toledo to start a recording studio. “The idea for the name came from : Little Studio, Big Sound. Little Elephant,” says Courtney. Little Elephant studio opened in June, 2011.

Turning Point

Courtney says the turning point— when Little Elephant went from just another studio to being one of the definitive music recording studios of Toledo — was when they recorded local ukulele duo The LeLes. “The duo attracts the young and old crowd,” Courtney said. In early 2012, that group managed a highly successful drive to raise capital on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter. The effort was so successful that their promotional material made it to the website's front page. By association, the Little Elephant name went in front of thousands of eyes. The studio rents space inside a Rossford home owned by Courtney’s parents. “They're our investors,” he quips. The Little Elephant home is now a fullyfunctioning studio with a virtual mixing board, isolation booths, a large collection of tube amplifiers and a drum room. The studio holds so much equipment, in fact, that Courtney requested that the address not be printed.


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From hardcore to pop music, the studio takes all comers. In 2012, Little Elephant was booking studio time three months in advance. The formula works, and Courtney and Gross-Bias make a profit so long as they keep artists in their booths. During down time, they need to get creative.

Going Viral

“We had two cancellations in a row,” leaving the pair with an unexpected block of available time. Courtney and Gross-Bias filmed three videos in the house’s living room. Despite the pair’s lack of prior video experience, the videos went viral within the local Toledo music scene anyway. Shortly, they decided to create a website exclusively for videos. Little Elephant Live now garners more hits than their recording studio's website.  Little Elephant Live has videotaped bands across all genres, from psychedelic collective Tree No Leaves, to grindcore act Serpent Speech. As of October 2013, more bands seek out Little Elephant for videos than to record albums. “We're trying to make this a true video website that people from  all over the country will visit,” Courtney says. Little Elephant's ambition is paying off—the studio recently recorded the band Sundowner, whose 2013 album Neon Fiction garnered critical acclaim nationwide. Little Elephant has taped several touring bands that have not played locally, like The Traveling Suitcase. When Courtney is accused of abandoning his local roots, he retorts: “We are trying to do this to make things better for Toledo. We want to bring more bands to Toledo. We have Toledo in our hearts.” And Toledo truly isn’t far from Courtney and Gross-Bias's minds—the downtown Toledo skyline is the background on the Little Elephant Live website.

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Zoso—The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience Hollywood Casino / Saturday, November 9

After 18 years together, Zoso is one of the longest-tenured Led Zeppelin tributes in America—not to mention one of the best. On Saturday, November 9 they bring their captivating live show to the Hollywood Casino for a night of unadulterated rock and roll. Their performances are more than just covers of Zeppelin classics—the members of Zoso recreate both the atmosphere and the energy of a real Zeppelin concert. Their showmanship, precision and passion has earned them critical acclaim and a slot at the legendary Bonnaroo Music Festival. We gotta whole lotta love for Zoso. 10pm. Hollywood Casino, 1968 Miami St. 419-661-5200. Free.—GMK

Trans Siberian Orchestra Huntington Center / Wednesday, November 13

Metal, classical and the holidays meet in this epic extravaganza of pure music. The Trans Siberian Orchestra is the first and last name in Christmas rock operas, and for good reason—the collective will perform The Lost Christmas Eve, the final album of the group’s “Christmas Trilogy” and arguably their most popular work. With a revamped, high-tech stage and backed by a full symphony, Trans Siberian will perform two shows fueled by hard rock and the holiday spirit. Shows at 4pm & 8pm. $40.50-$60.50. Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave. 419-255-3300.—RA

Gold w/ The Bricks Mainstreet Bar & Grille / Saturday, November 16

Two of Toledo’s finest local acts will put their best feet forward at Mainstreet Bar & Grille. Gold plays a charged blend of rock and funk, with a sexual R&B kick to it—imagine Cake and the Afghan Whigs trading members, then singing songs with titles like “Leviathan.” The Bricks (pictured below), led by guitar wunderkind Chris Metchis, play slow and fiery blues-rock in the tradition of Double Trouble and The Doors, but with a defiant, punk undercurrent. 9pm. $5. Mainstreet Bar & Grille, 141 Main St. 419-697-6297.—JS

Jahman Brahman

Photo by Arriaza Photography

The Village Idiot / Thursday, November 21 Asheville, North Carolina-based rock quintet Jahman Brahman selfdescribes its sound as “shred and flow rock”—which is about as accurate a description as you’re gonna get. Formed in Columbus in 2003, the band’s sound encompasses so many genres that it would be impossible to list them all here. On Thursday, November 21 they bring their high-energy brand of improvisational rock and roll to the Village Idiot for a night of face-melting jams. Expect funky instrumental passages along with excellent vocals and even some electronica—don’t forget your dancing shoes. 9pm. $5. The Village Idiot, 309 Conant St., Maumee. 419-893-7281. Free.—GMK

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Degage Jazz Café: Gene Parker

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic Adamz Lounge: Open Mix The Village Idiot: Enter the Haggis Cock n’ Bull: Open Mic w/ Danny Mettler Ye Olde Durty Bird: Ronn Daniels

Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop Frankie’s Inner City: Leper

THU, Nov 7 Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic The Blarney: Rick Whited The Bronze Boar: Open Mic w/ Steve Kennedy Ye Olde Durty Bird: Jeff Stewart Barr’s Public House: Jason Quick Cock n’ Bull: Captain Sweet Shoes

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Degage Jazz Cafe: Mike Whitty & Clifford Murphy Moore Musical Arts Center @ BGSU: The Jazz Band Lab I Manhattan’s - Zac Kruez Trio

Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Table Forty 4: Slim The Local: Chris Shutters Open Jam

FRI, nov 8 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Wesley’s: Old School Fridays Tequila Sheila’s: Hip-Hop w/ Roberta Hayes The Ottawa Tavern: Conveyor The Oarhouse: Haywire & The Lebowskis Headliners: BathHouseBetty Cock n’ Bull: The Barile Band Table Forty 4: Mike Fisher Band The Blarney: Nine Lives Mainstreet: Icon For Hire Bronze Boar: Noisy Neighbors Ye Olde Dirty Bird: Last Born Sons Duncan’s: Cave Man & The Dinosaurs Treo: Stonehouse Aj Doolittles: Bourbon Street Bar 145: The Sunset Villians Basin St. Grille: Dan & Don Rocky’s - Shawn Sanders

ACOUSTIC, FOLK & ETHNIC Barr’s Public House: Chris Knopp Rocky’s: Shawn Sanders

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

ACOUSTIC, FOLK & ETHNIC Ye Olde Durty Bird: Ryan Dunlap Basin St. Grille: Jaimie Mills

Dance & Techno

Mutz Pub (at the Oliver House): Mutz Muzik


Buster Browns - Premier Karaoke

SUN, NOV 10 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop Duncan’s: Scotty Gressler Village Inn: Tom Drummonds

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Village Idiot: Bob Rex Trio, Dooley Wilson Way Library: Bessmeltseva Duo

Sun, Nov 10 Other

Manhattan’s: Open Mic with Jason Quick

TUES, Nov 12 Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic Cock n’ Bull: Jeff Stewart The Ottawa Tavern: Weatherbox

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Degage Jazz Cafe: Gene Parker Trotter’s Tavern: Jeff McDonald’s Big Band All-Stars Manahttan’s: Open Blue Stage w/ Jeff Williams Moore Musical Arts Center @ BGSU: BGSU Student Chamber Jazz Ensembles


Ye Olde Durty Bird: Open Mic Night

wed, nov 13 Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic Cock n’ Bull: Open Mic w/ Danny Mettler Ye Olde Durty Bird: Kyle White Adamz Lounge: Open Mix Treo: Barile and May

Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop Huntington Center: Trans-Siberian Orchestra Frankie’s Inner City: This Or The Apocalypse

Classical, Spiritual

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Dance & Techno Bretz: FreEDM

SAT, Nov 9 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Table Forty 4: Elixer Oarhouse: Bush League Hollywood Casino: ZOSO - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience Ottawa Tavern: Freeze Tag w/ Corey Grand Bronze Boar: Quickness Frankie’s Inner City: Underground Nightmares Barr’s Public House: The 815’s Duncan’s: Haywire Headliners: The Brooklyn Enigma Cock n’ Bull: Beg 2 Differ Tequila Sheila’s: Hip-Hop Contest Mainstreet: Whitey Morgan Bar 145: A Thousand Julys Village Inn: Duluze Blues

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Degage Jazz Cafe: Kelly Broadway Rosie’s: Skip Turner Band Treo: Peter K’s Jazz Ensemble Hamway’s On The Main: J-Bone & Friends

Degage Jazz Cafe: Morgen Steigler Mancy’s Italian: Skip Turner Band Manhattan’s: Jeff Williams Group

Toledo Museum of Art: Christopher Scholl - Celebrating Heroes of the War of 1812 Moore Musical Arts Center @ BGSU: String Chamber Music Festival


Jazz, Blues, & R&B

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


Duncan’s: Karaoke Moore Musical Arts Center @ BGSU: Matthew McBride-Daline Manhattan’s: Steve Kennedy

Thurs, Nov 14 Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic Ye Olde Durty Bird: Jamie Mills The Village Idiot: Old West End Records Cock n’ Bull: Captain Sweet Shoes The Blarney: Dave Carpenter Table Forty 4: Jake Pilewski

Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

The Local: Chris Shutters Open Jam


Degage Jazz Café: J & S Trio Manhattan’s: Quick Trio

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FRI, Nov 15 Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Ye Olde Durty Bird: Mile Marker 1 Cock n’ Bull: Breaking Ground Basin St. Grille: Gene Zenz

Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Rocket Bar: Kaleido Duncan’s: Son of Dad Mainstreet: Taproot Frankie’s Inner City: Southbound Fearing The Oarhouse: 56 DAZE Table Forty 4: Nine Lives HeadlineTars: Breathe Till Dawn Wesley’s: Old School Fridays AJ Doolittles: Sugar Daddy’s Bar 145: Noisy Neighbors Rocky’s: Chris Shutters

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Degage Jazz Cafe: Cynthia Kaay-Bennett

Hamway’s on the Main: Meaghan Roberts Manhattan’s: The Good, The Bad and The Blues

Classical, Spiritual Toledo Museum of Art: The Classics Series - The Four Seasons with a Twist

SAT, NOv 16 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Wesley’s: Old School Fridays Oarhouse: Streetwize Cock n’ Bull: Noisy Neighbors Duncan’s: Hoozier Daddy Table Forty 4: Nine Lives The Blarney: Last Born Sons Mainstreet: GOLD AJ Doolittles: Basis Rocket Bar: Yellow Dead Bettys Bar 145: Tricky Dick & The Cover-Ups Basin St. Grille: Candice Coleman & Chris Brown Manhattan’s: Andrew Ellis and Lucky Lamont


Ye Olde Durty Bird: Joe Woods Village Inn: Mt. Fuji & The Eruptions

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Rosie’s: Skip Turner Band Degage Jazz Cafe: Damen Cook Hamway’s on the Main: Don Binkley

Dance & Techno

Mutz Pub (at the Oliver House): Mutz Muzik


Buster Browns - Premier Karaoke

Sun, NOV 17 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop Mainstreet: Blue Felix


Duncan’s: Scott Gressler Village Inn: Mike Brown

Tues, Nov 19 Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Duncan’s: Scotty Rock

Degage Jazz Cafe: Gene Parker Trotter’s Tavern: Jeff McDonald’s Big Band All-Stars Manhattans’s: Open Blues Stage w/ Jeff Williams

Jazz, Blues, & R&B


Mon, Nov 18 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Village Idiot: Bob Rex Trio, Dooley Wilson Manhattan’s: Cynthia Kaay Benett

Ye Olde Durty Bird: Open Mic Night

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Oarhouse: Bobby May & Jon Barile

Ye Olde Durty Bird: Don Binkley


Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Bier Stube: Karaoke Manhattan’s: Open Mic

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Wed, Nov 20

Degage Jazz Cafe: Gene Parker


Brace for impact Seagate Convention Center/ Saturday, November 9. The problem with watching many sporting events is that the action is typically incomplete and brief; luckily, somebody came up with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. The entertainment organization will bring their trademark action-packed wrestling to the Seagate Center on Saturday, November 9 as part of the 2103 Impact Wrestling World Tour. TNA is known for its high-flying, stunt-filled shows. The Toledo event will feature some of the current best TNA wrestlers, including current Knockout Champion Gail Kim (pictured). Fans will have the chance to meet the superstars for signings before the show, or enlist in the Gut Check seminar directly before the show to see if they have what it takes to be a TNA superstar. 7:30pm. $15-$65. Seagate Convention Center, 401 Jefferson Ave. 419-235-3300.—RA

friday, 11.8 [benefit] Zumbathon for The Josh Project This event is open to all ages! Join in the dancing or watch the show! Information about local Zumba classes, Zumba gear, and water safety information will be available at this event. Open to children and adults! Buy your tickets in advance and be entered to win a gift card from Shell, Five Guys and more! 7-8:30pm. $10. Robinson Community Hub, 1075 Horace Ave. 567-343-0766.

[comedy] Ron White Ron "Tater Salad" White will be performing his new stand-up show, “A Little Unprofessional.” 7:30pm. $44-64. Stranahan Theatre, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. Floor 1. 419-381-8851. Visit for our online exclusive interview!

[literary] Museum’s Annual Library Book Sale If you missed Manet, or an older exhibit, the book sale is a good opportunity to take some of the beautiful high-quality art books home, along with other new and used art books, posters and magazines. Friday, November 8, noon-6pm; Saturday, November 9, noon-3pm. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000.

[theater] Monty Python’s Spamalot Forget Camelot, ’tis a silly place; instead, come on down to Spamalot! The River Raisin Repertoire Company will start their six-show run of the award-winning musical “lovingly ripped off from” the oft-quoted 1975 film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. $25, adults/ $22,


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seniors /$15 students & kids. 7:30pm. River Raisin Center for the Arts, 114 S. Monroe St., Monroe, MI. 734-242-7722. Visit for our theater calendar with additional show times.

saturday, 11.9 [miscellaneous] Churchill's Half Marathon Churchill's Half Marathon is the second oldest race in Ohio. The course runs a scenic route that ends at Fallen Timbers Mall. Runners will be bussed from Fallen Timbers to Perrysburg High School to start the race. 9am-1pm. Perrysburg High School, 13385 Roachton Rd., Perrysburg. Free. Winter Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops Welcome Santa during his grand entrance! Enjoy the Christmas Tree Lighting where the kids help light the 22-ft Christmas tree in the front lobby. Shortly following the lighting of the Christmas tree, Santa will hold the ribbon cutting ceremony of Winter Wonderland. Bring your friends and family for an eventful night with awesome activities and giveaways. 5-8pm. Bass Pro Shops, Bass Pro Blvd., Rossford. 419-891-3900. Free.

[benefit] Early Bird Book Sale at Way Library Get an early start on holiday shopping. The sale features thousands of books, including a great selection of new and used adult fiction and nonfiction titles, plus children's, juvenile, and young adult books. Prices are $15 for a large bag and $5 for a small bag; items may also be purchased individually. All proceeds benefit Way Public Library. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend and take advantage of WPLFF's

extensive assortment of bargain-priced books. 10am2pm. Way Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. 419-874-3135. Central Catholic High School 22nd Annual Dinner Auction All proceeds from this event will benefit the school's scholarship fund. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be available at 6pm, dinner served at 7pm. Tickets include a sit down dinner, an open bar, and a variety of exciting live and silent auction items. This event is black tieoptional. 6-10pm. $140. Parkway Place, 2500 Parkway Plaza, Maumee. 419-255-2280.

sunday, 11.10 [benefit] Our Favorite Things Holiday Shopping The Stone Oak Network of Women is hosting a Holiday Vendor Show and raffle to raise money for The Daughter Project. Over 20 different vendors in a variety of categories will have great holiday gift ideas available for purchase. There will also be a cash bar and several raffle items to win. 1-5pm. Stone Oak Country Club, 100 Stone Oak Blvd., Holland. Free.

tuesday, 11.12 [sports] UT Rockets vs. Buffalo Bulls Get ready football fans as The University of Toledo Rockets take on the Buffalo Bulls at the Glass Bowl. The Rockets look to maintain momentum after a decisive victory over Eastern Michigan that made them

eligible for bowl games at the end of the season. The game will be televised on ESPNU and ESPN3. Ticket packages available online. $25 / $12.50, kids. 7:30pm. University of Toledo, 2801 W. Bancroft St. 419-5304653.

thursday, 11.14 [miscellaneous] Girls Night Out Grab your friends for this monthly event featuring great food, shopping and exploring new places. 5-8pm. Downtown Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids. Free. Urban Homesteading If you don’t have the time and space to start a compost pile then using a worm bin may be for you. Construct your own worm bin and begin making your own organic soil. $10. The 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St. 419-874-4174. Downtown Holiday Delights Main Street shops are open to the public for this fantastic holiday event. Shop and find the perfect gift for friends and family. 5-9pm. Main St., Downtown Sylvania.

[literary] Meet Author Teresa Irish After her father’s death, Teresa Irish stumbled upon 1,000 letters he had written during WWII. She will speak about her book, A Thousand Letters Home: One WWI Soldier’s Story of War, Love and Life and discuss the months she spent reading the secret letters. 7pm. Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Rd., Temperance. 734-847-6747. Free.

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roadtrip — North of the Line Thursday, November 7 Moonglow

For people suffering from Alzheimer's disease, the fabric of memories—the continuity of a life itself—unravels. It's a heady and tragic scenario, which is why it's so remarkable to see that degenerative process treated with the compassion and tenderness of Kim Carney's Moonglow. Michigan's own Carney tells the story of Maxine, who is placed in an Alzheimer's facility by her daughter and struggles to reconstruct her life. 8pm. $11-22. This play runs through Sunday, November 10. Arthur Miller Theatre inside Walgreen Drama Center, 1226 Murfin Ave., Ann Arbor. 734-971-0605.

Saturday, November 9 The Devil Makes Three

Santa Cruz-based rockers The Devil Makes Three combine acoustic music with bluegrass, jazz and rockabilly to create their purely-American brand of folk punk. They’ll bring their whiskeyfueled live show to St. Andrews Hall on Saturday, November 9 for a good ol’ fashioned throw down, Detroit Rock City-style. From Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival to small bars and clubs across the U.S., the trio—quartet if you actually include the red guy himself— guarantee a raucous, unforgettable performance at all of their shows. 9pm. $15. St. Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. 313-961-8961.

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Wednesday, November 13 Non-Text

The University Gallery in the EMU Student Center is presenting the exhibition Non-Text that challenges our conventional assumptions about text as our primary means of narrative communication. The exhibit includes the work of sixteen national and international artists, who treat letters and words as abstract visual shapes. A reception for Non-Text will be held on Wednesday, November 13. 4-7pm. Runs through Wednesday, December 11. University Gallery at Eastern Michigan University, 900 Oakwood Street, Ypsilanti. 734-487-0465.

Tuesday, November 19 Leon Russell

The heavily-bearded Russell was a session keyboardist and producer who worked with Bob Dylan, Jerry Lee Lewis, Frank Sinatra, The Rolling Stones, Herb Alpert, Eric Clapton and just about everyone else in between. After all those years of experience, Russell has grown into an impressive singer-songwriter in his own right. 7:30pm. $35. The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. 734-761-1818.


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friday, 11.15 [benefit] Silent Auction This silent auction will benefit the reconstructions of the Haitian orphanage. 6pm-Midnight. The Blarney Irish Pub, 601 Monroe St. Free. Gloves with Love Gloves with Love potluck dinner. 100 percent of proceeds benefit the International Boxing Club. 6-10pm. $25, person/ $200, table of 8. International Boxing Club Facility, 525 Earlwood Ave., Oregon. 419-244-8955.

[sports] Border Bash Battle Celebrate the biggest rivalry in sports history with one of the biggest tailgate parties in Northwest Ohio! The Boys and Girls Club of Toledo’s 20th annual Border Battle Bash is dedicated to the OSU-Michigan football rivalry. Over 300 people are expected to attend the event, which will feature tailgate food and games, as well as a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit The Boys and Girls Club of Toledo. 6-10pm. Parkway Plaza, 2500 Parkway Plaza, Maumee. 419-241-4258. or

saturday, 11.16 [health] Meet DERMAdoctor Don’t miss Dr. Audrey Kunin, founder of DERMAdoctor and a board-certified dermatologist, at Sephora in Franklin Park Mall. Dr. Kunin will be offering complimentary skin consultations. One-on-one appointments can be booked in advance. Westfield Franklin Park, 5001 Monroe St. 419-471-0707. or

[miscellaneous] Elite Events Open House Elite Events will be having an Open House during the Holiday Loop with a visit from Santa and ornament decorating. In addition, they will be holding special sales on items in their boutique, like cards, wreaths, arrangements, party supplies, jewelry and handbags. A great place for some warm refreshments and holiday decor inspiration. Noon-5pm. Elite Events Boutique, 1113 Adams St. 419-690-8300. See pg. 32 for more information. Blackjack for Beginners This workshop will help you learn the basic strategies of blackjack, so you will be ready to play anytime in the casino. Registration required. Register online. $20. The 577 Foundation, 577 East Front Street. 419-874-4174.


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James Carville University of Toledo / Monday, November 18 James Carville is a world-famous political consultant, best-selling author, CNN political commentator and contributor, professor and co-founder of the polling nonprofit Democracy Corps. He is perhaps best known for leading, along with George Stephanopoulos, the campaign team that helped Bill Clinton win the 1992 presidential election, which was the subject of the 1993 documentary “The War Room.” The Rajin’ Cajun will discuss his career and experiences as part of UT's Jesup Scott Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series. The lecture will take place in Doermann Theater in University Hall. Seating is limited; tickets available online. $25, $10 students. 7pm. University of Toledo, 2810 W. Bancroft St. 419-530-2738.—RA Getting Past the Past: And Making the Most of Your Future The program features a filmed interview with author and actor Michael Fosberg, creator of the one-man show, Incognito. Snacks and beverages will be available. 5-6pm. Francis Family YMCA, 2000 Dean Rd., Temperance. 419-410-6779. Free.

[festival] Craft & Food Bazaar Handmade gifts and delicious treats abound at the 11th annual Craft & Food Bazaar. The event will host over 30 vendors offering jewelry, kitchen accessories, clothing, jams, soap, candy, baked goods and more. There will also be reps from Mary

Kay Cosmetics and VISI Global Nutrition & Weight Loss Products. 10am-4pm. North Cape Yacht Club, 11850 Toledo Beach Rd., Lasalle, MI. For more info, contact Eileen Hoffman at

[outdoors] Autumn Adventure Wildlife conservationist, Aldo Leopold, wrote of the beauty of the red lanterns of the meadows in late autumn. Learn what they are and search for them as you ponder other thought provoking wildlife quotes from this author while walking along the green trail. Reservations required. 11:30am. Secor Metropark, NCNP Parking Lot. Free.

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[benefit] Honor Flight Benefit Don’t miss this delicious spaghetti dinner followed by a 50's-60's dance. There will be many raffles and 50-50 drawings. All proceeds will go to Honor Flight of NW Ohio. 4:30-11:30pm. Dinner, $8/Dance$10/Dinner & Dance, $15. Whitehouse American Legion, 6910 Providence St., Whitehouse. 419-367-0826.

sunday, 11.17 [miscellaneous] Adopt-a-thon There will be dogs and cats of all sizes, breeds and ages from several local area rescues. Come out and find your new furry friend! Noon-3pm. Sylvania Vet, 4801 Holland-Sylvania Rd., Sylvania. 419-8854421. Free.

[outdoors] Metroparks Mutts: Howl-n-Prow This is a special night hike for dogs and their owners to sniff out the scents and sounds of the park at dark. Dogs must have shots, get along with other dogs and be on standard six foot lead. Program cancelled if raining. This is an Autumn Adventure program. Reservations required. 7-8pm. Wildwood Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. Free.

[benefit] Fall Shopping Expo Enjoy an afternoon of shopping, family activities and over 100 businesses, crafters and direct sales vendors. The show will provide a unique shopping experience with an array of items. There will also be face painting, decorating cookies, crafts and other activities for the kids. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Family Campaign at Bowling


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Green State University. 10am-5pm. Bowling Green State University, Stroh Center, Bowling Green. 419346-3361. Free.

[sports] Toledo Walleye vs. Reading Royals The ice is fresh and the skates are sharp for the Walleye’s home game against the Reading Royals. After a series of away games, the Walleye will look to make a statement on their home turf. It will also be Veteran’s Appreciation Night, making it the perfect night to support our troops, relax with ice cold Bud, and catch all the hockey action. Tickets start at $15. 5:15pm. The Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave. 419-475-9255.

monday, 11.18 [literary] Open Mic Poetry Enjoy a night of open mic poetry, coffee and conversation. Black Kite Coffee & Pies, 2499 Collingwood Blvd. 419-720-5820.

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PLAY BOOK All apples, no discord The quest for good apples, and the people you meet along the way By Dorian Slaybod

I barely covered my ears before an antique cannon shot fake fire over the Maumee River with enough force to make me skip a breath. To my right, a man dressed as Mark Twain, wearing a white suit and a black Colonel Sanders bow tie, nodded approvingly. On my left, a woman wearing a white bonnet and a blue dress that looked like it was made of bonnets returned to spinning yarn on a wooden wheel. It was at that moment that I thought, “There must be an easier way to find apple butter.” The town of Grand Rapids holds their Apple Butter Festival every year on October’s second Sunday. This was the 37th festival, which included a live apple butter stir, a juried craft show, and historical reenactments of pioneer America. There was also a live bald eagle. All the festival needed was a choreographed fireworks display and a Tom Brady autograph signing to be the most American event of all time. I sampled pumpkin preserves, lilac jam, and “mystery meat” from a woodfired spit (I think it was bologna). I tried everything except, well, apple butter. A man in denim overalls let me stir a batch in a giant kettle with a six-foot brush—I was a natural—but the festival ran out of

take-home jars while I waited in line. In Ohio’s autumn, apples become as desired as gold.

An apple appellation

Bob MacQueen delivered instructions to his grandson, Zach, on where to direct a butane blowtorch. Bob’s trucker cap framed his frosty eyebrows. “Up a little higher,” Bob said, as Zach lit an indoor heater. A few minutes later, a woman walked in to the warehouse to order some bushels of apples for a shopper at the Cider Mill next door. “That was my aunt,” said Zach. Only four years ago, Zach was a senior at Ohio State—now he helps manage operations. A man whisked behind us and into a storage room. “That was my dad,” said Zach. The MacQueen Orchard is a family business. MacQueen Apple Orchard has grown apples since 1936. A couple of the original trees, in fact, are still standing. But MacQueen’s did not become an “entertainment farm”—allowing guests to pick their own apples while kids take train rides through tree-lined runways—until the early 1960’s.

Dorian tries his hand at churning apple bu tter at the The farm grew thirty acres of peaches one summer that, unpredictably, all became ripe at once. The family was unable to pick all the peaches on their own, so they invited the public out to the farm in a newspaper ad. “It was kind of a mistake, but it worked out,” said Bob. They sold all of their peaches and, a few years later, they invited people out to the farm to pick apples. Now, almost fifty years after their first public apple picking, people continue to flock to their farm each fall in order to rip twenty-six varieties directly from the tree branches, and to pick up donuts so fresh that you have to wait for them to cool

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Grand Rapids Apple bu tter Festival

before eating. “I think I was always kind-of meant to be here,” said Zach, a fourth-generation apple farmer. “I grew up here. These trees have been here my whole life... and it doesn’t feel like work.” The sun had sunk low in the sky as the last visitors of the evening packed their cars to drive home. Zach and his grandfather wished me goodbye, and then walked back towards the orchard to prepare for more pickers to arrive the next day. Dorian Slaybod is 27, a local attorney, single, and happily living in Toledo.




Ay Ziggy Zumba

Did you ever imagine that dancing to a feisty Latin beat could save a child’s life? On Friday, November 8, The Josh Project will present their first ‘Zumbathon’ at Robinson Elementary School. The event is an interactive dance concert where attendees are invited to come shake it alongside six certified Zumba Fitness instructors. Proceeds from the event will go to support prevention of drowning and water-related injuries, including affordable swimming lessons and water safety education for children and adults. And as an added bonus, attendees who purchase their tickets in advance will be entered into a drawing to win gift certificates from Shell, Five Guys, Jimmy Johns and more. 7pm. $10 / kids 12 and under $5. Robinson Elementary School Hub, 1075 Horace St., Toledo. 567-343-0766. For tickets and more information, visit joshprojectzumbathon-eorgf.

Call to Place your $10 Car ad here! 419.244.9859

2011 Honda CR-V LX - Only

37k miles. Auto. Local One Owner. Only $17,909. Call Kenny 567-686-2525


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

Hippocratic Service

The University of Toledo’s new Center for Health and Successful Living celebrated its grand opening in October, offering the community a new hub of resources, education and support for people living with chronic disease and those seeking to better their health. Located in the Health and Human Services Building (room 1100) on UT’s main campus, the Center offers programs and services led by faculty and students as part of their academic course work—allowing the services to be offered free of charge to the community. Programs include walking and physical activity programs, support groups, nutrition counseling, recreation therapy, mammography and clinical services support. In the future, the Center also plans on offering social work, physical therapy, tobacco use cessation and social events. For more information, visit 419-530-4725 — GMK

2012 Ford Escape XLT - 6 Cyl, auto.

50k miles - All Hwy. Great price $15,970. Call Kenny 567-686-2525

1978 25th anniv. corvette

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

82 Cadilliac coupe very low miles, Ford ‘02 Thunderbird -

Almost new! 7200 mi. Black Convertible w/Leather. Always garaged, never in snow/rain. $23,900/OBO. Call 419-3501022 2000

Chevy Astro Van for sale. 200k highway miles, clean, 4.3 engine, white and silver, shiny, brand new fuel pump, touch screen DVDs. $1,850 Firm. 419-932-5311 $2200 OBO

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

1996 Dodge Ram conversion Van 2500 V8

Candy Paint w/Gold Rally Stripes. Great runner. 307 Engine. $3,500 firm. Call 419-932-5311

2001 Lexus RX 300 White, Full

Power, Original Owner. 228K-Hwy mi. Dealer serviced. 6 disc CD. 7K obo - Call 419-944-4639

1994 Lexus LS 400 185K miles babied, immaculate condition inside and out pearl white. New $1000 set of tires, shocks, tune up, new cassette player, cold A/C – excellent heat. Tan leather interior, Automatic in floor consol, $5500 final. Serious inquiries only. Larry 567-288-3748

91,000 miles, all power, all service records, excellent condition, drive anywhere, $4000 419-410-0065

2004 dodge durango

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

1997 Mercury Cougar

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

84 Cutlass Supreme - Chocolate

2004 Audi A4 UltraSport Edition - SHOWROOM condition.

105K miles. Fully loaded, sunroof, leather. Touchscreen Navigation, premium sound, much more. MUST SEE! $8500 OBO.Call 201 921 3340.

Isuzu Rodeo - 4wd, 3.2 engine, rebuilt radiator, new brakes & seals, new battery, new tires. $2,500 obo. 419-376-3551

health and wellness events Thursday, 11.14

Sat & Sun, 11.9 - 10 Customer Appreciation Weekend - Enjoy two wonderful days of savings, food samples, and raffles with a grand prize $350 gift certificate to Health Foods by Claudia. Saturday, 9am-7pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm. Health Foods by Claudia, 3904 Secor Rd. 419-474-2400.

SBA and Red Cross Blood Drive - Help out those in need by donating blood. Every student that gives blood or volunteers will receive one pro bono hour. Sign up at the SBA table. University of Toledo Law Center SLK Lounge, 2801 West Bancroft. 419-530-2882.


The place to find all your healthcare needs Call Lydia at 419-244-9859 to advertise your Health & Wellness services

Saturday, 11.16 Journal Writing-Free Your Mind and Clear Your Space - Is your life full of stress? Come and write to free your mind and bring peace to your thoughts. Space is limited so register online. Free. Oncology Care Specialists, LLC, 4024 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd., Suite 7. 419-450-4940.

__________________________ Canada Drug Center is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 90 percent on all your medication needs. Call today 1-800-254-4073, for $10.00 off your first prescription and free shipping. __________________________ ADOPTION - UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? THINKING OF ADOPTION? Open or closed adoption. YOU choose the family. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions. Call 24/7. 866-459-3372



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Free Classifieds:

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

Line Classifieds: Only

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

ten spot car lot: Only

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

Education __________________________ HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA FROM HOME. 6 - 8 weeks. ACCREDITED. Get a Diploma. Get a Job! No Computer Needed. Free Brochure 1-800-264-8330 Benjamin Franklin High School __________________________

Deadlines: Ad copy must

be received by NOON on the Friday prior to publication.

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

Refunds: Sorry, NO REFUNDS given.

Misprints: Credit toward future ads.


help wanted __________________________

__________________________ Hairdressers, Skin Care Specialist or Massage Therapist to join a salon team that is motivated & involved with the community. Start up incentives & assistance. Call Merinda @ 419-509-9624. __________________________

wanted __________________________


Skeleton Crue auditioning serious rhythm guitarists. No big hot shot egos. Call A.S.A.P 419-297-2928 or 419-283-9235 Skeleton Crue auditioning serious exp. drummers. No big hot shot egos. Call A.S.A.P 419-297-2928 or 419-283-9235 skeletoncrue

EXPERIENCED OTR DRIVERS VAN DIVISION: Runs 48 states, heavy from WI to Philadelphia/ Baltimore/ MD area. Flex home time. 99% No-Touch. Top Pay! Vacation/ 401K/ Vision/ Dental/ Disability/ Health. Require Class A CDL, 2 yrs OTR exp. good MVR, references. Call Ruth/Mike TTI, Inc. 1-800-558-2664 www.TTItrucking. com __________________________ Help Wanted! Make $1,000’S Weekly processing mail and mailing Brochures! Experience unnecessary! Start Immediately! WWW.MAILINGNOW23.COM 1-888-285-7643 __________________________

Bands, Musicians, Artists, Businesses, Etc. Downtown Toledo’s Premier

Ads For Local Artists are Free!

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

SECTION Call 419-244-9859

Private + Secure Practice, Rehearsal, Jam, Art + Business Spaces - Only $150/mo and up. Access 24/7/365. Security cameras. Month to month rent. FREE WIFI AND ELECTRICITY/HEAT ! Have fun! CALL NOW 419-346-5803

FOR Rent __________________________

Events __________________________ “Glass City Record Show” Buy Sell - Trade Records, Tapes, CDs, Posters + More! Sun. Nov 10th 10-4pm at KOC Hall - 4256 Secord Rd. Admission $1 Call 419-450-6255 __________________________ Denim and Diamonds - November 9th. 7-8 p.m. Lesson: Member $5/Guest $7 and 8-11 p.m. Open Dancing: Member $7/ Guest $10. CASH BAR. __________________________ NOVEMBER 30TH IS SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY! Many of your favorite small business stores and shops will have the perfect holiday gifts on sale. PLAN TO SHOP WITH YOUR FAVORITE SMALL BUSINESSES YOU SEE IN THIS PUBLICATION. Sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Community Papers Association. | __________________________


to post your ad!



FOR SALE __________________________ Fish Tank - 75 gal. w/accessories. Wood grain base. $70 Call 419-471-1062 __________________________ Oak Entertainment Center. Shelves for 4 components and 3 storage shelves. Great Condition! Best offer gets it. Call Cindy 419-420-9395

It’s not to early to thin k about the holi day s... ma ke sure to pick up our Nov. 20 issu e the

Announcements __________________________

Holi da y Gu id e

“Celebrate Recovery” – Weekly meetings begin Oct. 15, 2013 at Northpoint Community Center- 3708 W. Laskey Rd, Toledo (corner of Harvest & Laskey). Childcare Available. __________________________ Divorce Support Group at St. Joseph Parish, Main St at Ravine Dr. Sylvania. non denominational. Wednesdays Oct 2nd to Dec.4th. from 6:45 to 9:00pm. 419-885-5791 or 419-913-9766 __________________________ Mom’s Group! mom2mom meets @ Christ the Word Church on the 1st Wednesdays of each month, Sep. 4 through May 7. Check __________________________ Bowling For Parkinson’s at Eastern Lanes - 3511 Woodville rd., Northwood, OH- Sun., Nov. 10 from 4-7pm. Three games + shoe rental for $10. Have fun and support a good cause! __________________________


Pet page

The place to find all your pet needs Call 419-244-9859 to advertise your pets and services for as little as $25 per issue



2 yrs. old female: Housetrained 5 yrs. old female: Housetrained

Paws and Whiskers

32 Hillwyck Drive, Toledo Mon-Thr 12pm-7pm Fri-Sun 12pm-4pm 419-536-1914

The Libbey Legacy Committee will host our all class reunion dinner/dance on Nov. 30, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Hotel/UTMC (fka The Hilton) for more info contact any committee member __________________________

services __________________________ Basement Systems Inc. - Call us for all of your basement needs! Waterproofing? Finishing? Structural repairs? Humidity and mold control FREE ESTIMATES! Call 1-866-589-0174

_________________________ Full time Sales representative for Findlay Area Family. Must have two years sales experience, be goal oriented, with a drive to succeed. No limit on earning potential. Contact __________________________

Agony __________________________ Seeking info on the theft of: Pope’s Homer, ‘two plated candlesticks, an ivory letter weight, a small oak barometer, and a ball of twine. Contact Inspector Forrester of the local constabulary.



RELATIVES __________________________

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) Stay near home on the 9th and 10th. Display your Flag on Veterans Day. On the 14th and 15th concentrate on your Thanksgiving plans. The full moon the 17th shines where you spend money. Make reservations that day to avoid frustration.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22) The

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You are in the

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21) You stay close to home (and the TV) on the 9th and 10th. The week of the 11th is fantastic and everything goes your way. Finalize your Thanksgiving plans by the 15th. Your partner has ideas the 16th and 17th so just follow the leader.

spotlight on the 9th and 10th so keep your best foot forward. Work piles up on the 14th but you keep it up to date. Thanksgiving is your favorite holiday for three reasons: FOOD-FOOD-FOOD. Start preparation the 17th.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Your life is fun and games the 9th and 10th. Celebrate life at 4:12 PM the 10th, career is important the 14th and 15th. Spend time at home the 16th and 17th making preparations for Thanksgiving. You are jet propelled the 18th and 19th. CANCER (June 21-July 22) There is a need to balance your budget on the 9th or 10th. The week of the 11th you are like a cat on a hot tin roof. By the 16th your plans are made for travel whether near or far for a very special Thanksgiving.

LEO (July 23-August 22) Enjoy a big game live or on TV the 9th. Get ready to pop a cork the 10th at 4:12 PM when Mercury goes direct and holiday planning begins. March in a parade Veterans Day. Pay close attention to financial matters the 13th. VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

You have felt as if you were spinning your wheels. On the 10th a miracle occurs and your organizational skills return. Your partner gets into the act the 13th and pressure eases. Long distance plans are highlighted the 17th.

9th and 10th are meant for play wherever you may be. You are aware of the purpose of Veterans Day. Go to an event (maybe a tailgate party) on the 16th. Rest on the 17th. Your schedule is tight the week of the 18th.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 20) Finish things up at work and hold off

playing until the 9th and 10th. Put a flag out on Veterans Day. On the 13th and 14th your creative streak goes full speed ahead. Some work is necessary the 17th preparing for Thanksgiving.

CAPRICORN (December 21-January 19)

You combine your weekend with fundraising the 9th and 10th. Your partner helps you the week of the 11th so you can enjoy some football on the 16th in person or on TV. On the 17th make a list of what to do before the holiday.

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18)

Think about Veterans Day, five weekends in November, eight (or more) football games. Thanksgiving and Black Friday. You get tired thinking about it. Keep your calendar with you ALL day and ALL night.

PISCES (February 19-March 20) Look for

some peace and quiet on the 9th and 10th. On the 13th Neptune ends its four month retrograde period. This is like a heavy load being lifted from your shoulders. On the 16th and 17th your weekend is perfect.

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


They are excellent inventors and politicians. They are somewhat stubborn (well, a lot stubborn) and very determined. Examples are Bill Gates and Jonas Salk. Locally, Adam Martinez of City Council, and Sashem Brey of Channel 13 |ight candles.


need answers? get 'em @

There is a lot going on up there that affects us all down here. Jupiter retrogrades but Mercury and Neptune go direct. We celebrate Veterans Day and dance by the light of the full moon. — BY SUE LOVETT

Across 1. Hill staffer 5. Chinese action star in “Lethal Weapon 4” 10. Trans-Siberian Railroad city 14. Beijing environmental issue 15. The skin is the largest one in humans 16. Silver of political and sports analysis 17. Baller’s wheel decorations 19. Company that hired 16-Across away from the New York Times 20. Raceway Park animal 21. “Bossypants” author 22. Assists, e.g. 23. One seeing the sites? 26. Apartment rental caveat 28. Met VIP, e.g. 33. High Times centerfold, perhaps 34. Caesarean section? 35. 1980s Buick series 38. S&M prop 39. “I’ll call you,” on Telemundo 41. Rowing need 42. Metal fusion 44. Beret’s place 45. Mrs. Krabappel 46. Category for some research vessels 49. Art Ensemble of Chicago sax player Mitchell 51. “Sounds fair to me” 52. Subject of Machu Picchu builder Pachacuti 53. Vintage film channel, briefly 56. Gives a boost 60. American-born Jordanian queen 61. Tourist area where one might drive past the game 64. Small denomination of a golden Galleon, in “Harry Potter” 65. F, e.g. 66. Chop ___ 67. Match parts 68. Takes too much of, as a drug 69. Hot, as a former lover, in slang Down 1. “In the Beginning” author Sholem 2. Disclaimer letters before a message board comment 3. ___ Rebellion (19th-century Rhode Island Republican insurrection) 4. Search for oneself, in a way? 5. Toledo mayoral primary loser McNamara 6. Eff up

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7. Comment before a break in the rat race 8. Square 9. Harmonized 10. Dollar bill 11. Young Skywalker’s teacher 12. Patron of puking outside Irish pubs before noon, casually 13. Some British cigarettes 18. Land form in the Southwestern U.S. 24. Upper hand 25. Famed section of Venice 27. Palindromic Porter picked third by the Wizards in the 2013 NBA draft 28. “Quantum of Solace” Bond girl Kurylenko 29. Bell sound 30. Youth program rank that requires 21 merit badges 31. Back-to-school shopping purchase 32. On top of the world 36. Gives one star to 37. History book sections, say 39. This club has one 40. Lone 43. Old-time farmers’ rides 45. Orbital path 47. “C’mon, offense!” 48. West Coast state, briefly 49. Curling arenas 50. QB or conductor’s cue 54. Word after E or ID 55. Degs. for performance artists 57. Imitation 58. “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” band 59. American vodka brand 62. Hubbub 63. Stimpy’s partner

Fashion Bash

Join other local fashionistas at

Sophie's Sister as they celebrate their 10

photos by Christine Senack

year anniversary. Eat, drink and model Sophie's Sister outfits in the 1-2-3click photobooth! receive a FAB swag bag with purchase (quantities limited). Thursday, November 7th 5-8 133 N. Michigan Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604 (419) 241-1500

Mobile Meals

Guests enjoyed a fine meal, bid on fine wines and other items while helping fund Mobile Meals and it's programs

Amanda Geletka with Malcom and Peggy Richards


Interview by Jordan Killam

Sam Barton, Artist

We all do it. I admit I Facebook stalked Sam Barton, but only because I loved her work so much. Through social media, I discovered she was not only a fantastic artist, but had a fierce sense of style. Barton takes risks in both fashion and in her artwork. She creates pieces that force us to confront our ethics and ask ourselves, “Who is in charge here?” The answer is simple: Sam Barton.

So you mentioned you plan to dress as Babe-raham Lincoln for Halloween. US Presidents are sometimes the subject of your artwork. Are you “repping the brand” or making a political statement?

The Balancing Act

I would say a little of column A and a little of column B. I like to think that there could be humor, branding, and a hidden political statement in all the things I do. I like to poke fun at patriarchy, the objectification of women, and “celebrity” status, but most of all, I just really love the movie “Wayne’s World” (hopefully some of you will get that reference).

Students, friends and family gathered for a viewing party to celebrate Paulette's appearance on The Balancing Act program on Lifetime.

What are the benefits of having one side of your head shaved. Do you experience faster morning prep time? The ONLY benefits of having one side shaved is: a) Finally being able to rep Sandra Denton from Salt-n-Pepa b) Mad compliments. Other than that, it’s a total

Paulette and her father, Jerry.

pain! I do not get ready any faster, and I do not want to even THINK about the growing out process! And my oh my are the Ohio winter winds cold against my head!

It’s hard to believe you are only 5 feet tall because your outfits convey a sense of strength. Would you consider your clothes to be more of a jet pack or body armor?

I have always thought of my clothing more as body armor. It’s probably a Napoleonic complex, but I do what I can to appear strong, capable, respectable, and in charge. As my friend always says to me, “You may be small, but you got it all”!!

To read the full, unedited interview,

Lisa Bloomfield with her father Michael Osborne and brother Jason Osborne.

ProMedica's 2013 Annual Wine Event A first class fundraising occasion for the benefit of Hospice and Diabetes Care. The evening included stunning auction items and top-notch entertainment.

Randy Oostra, Chrys Peterson and Barbara Steele

for more to o photos g aper p y it toledoc m dotco Stefanie Mineff and Sara Bingham

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A Family Plot: Local Director wants to bend Middle America's mind with his surrealist slasher debut.

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