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Sassy • Spirited • Successful

June 2017

INSIDE Truckin’ to Woodstock ... 48 years too late

Fire Up the Grill for Father’s Day • Know Your Investment Risks Unwind at Rocky Point Winery • Breakfast Ideas to Fuel Your Day

Sassy • Spirited • Successful

Co-editors Jennifer Ruple and Mary Helen Darah

A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.--Unknown This month our roving rocker, Robert Alexander, makes it to Woodstock ... 48 years too late (pg. 6). Find out the big winner of the We Love Sylvania Area Small Businesses campaign (pg. 3). Get fired up! It’s time to get the grill out and serve dad or the man in your life something special. Liz Donaldson shares her culinary creations that will keep you out of the kitchen (pg. 4). Got wine? Hit the road and discover a local treasure in Marblehead, Ohio (pg. 8). Our book lover and local librarian, Sue Schafer, suggests a few great thriller and suspense novels for your reading pleasure (pg. 15). Make certain you check out our former ‘cover girl,’ Pam Weirauch, as we help Pam’s Corner celebrate 15 years of serving food, along with a heaping side of laughter, at her local eatery. She may be hard to find but impossible to forget (pg. 14). Enjoy the fresh air, the extended daylight and the nurturing men in your life. As always, thank you for reading.




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• Rock matters

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• Unwind in Marblehead


• Get grilling

• Easy breakfast ideas


• Crossword fun • Investment risks

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• Community snaps


• Books for boomers

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• It’s a date

Robert Alexander; his dog Chico; and Jeryl Abramson, the owner of Yasgur’s Farm, are at the site of the Woodstock Festival in Bethel, N.Y.



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Charlie’s Pizza & Edibles wins small business campaign

Congratulations to Charlie’s Homemade Pizza and Edibles for receiving the most community votes in the We Love Sylvania Area Small Businesses campaign, sponsored by the Sylvania AdVantage, Boomers & Beyond and GenoaBank. A reception was held to honor the owners at the Sylvania branch of GenoaBank on May 10. From left: Laurie Weaver, Steve Weaver, Cindy Weaver, Braxton Weaver, and Steve Weaver Jr.

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Get Grilling!

Fire up the barbecue for Father’s Day By Jennifer Ruple

In honor of Father’s Day, treat your dad or that special man in your life to an al fresco dinner that’s fit for a king. Liz Donaldson, assistant chef at Walt Churchill’s Market in Maumee, created the recipes for this three-course meal that will keep you out of the kitchen and cooking in the great outdoors.


1 head romaine 1 large ball of fresh lettuce, trimmed mozzarella cheese, Extra virgin olive oil cubed 3 ounces crumbled 2 tomatoes, thickly blue cheese sliced Balsamic glaze Salt and ground black pepper Brush the romaine thoroughly with olive oil. Oil the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Over medium heat, grill the romaine and the tomatoes until tender, turning frequently. Remove from the grill and slice the romaine down the middle. Garnish with blue cheese, tomatoes and mozzarella. Drizzle with balsamic glaze.


12-ounce flat iron steak Extra virgin olive oil Sea salt and ground black pepper Minced garlic

Baby potatoes and carrots Balsamic glaze or Avocado Vinaigrette Fresh chopped parsley for garnish

In a shallow pan, marinate the steak in oil, salt, pepper and garlic, overnight or at least 2 hours.

Give the vegetables a quick boil just to take the stiffness off. Coat the vegetables in olive oil.

Heat the grill to 375-400 degrees. Grill the steak for about 5 minutes on each side for medium rare. Remove the steak to a cutting board, cover with a towel and allow to rest. Meanwhile, place the vegetables on the grill. Close the lid and grill for about 8-10 minutes, turning frequently. Slice the steak thinly and arrange with the vegetables. Drizzle with balsamic glaze or Avocado Vinaigrette. Sprinkle with parsley. 2 avocados 1 tomatillo 2 cloves garlic 1 lime, squeezed



½ bunch fresh cilantro ⅔ cup extra virgin olive oil ⅓ cup white balsamic vinegar Salt and ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper if desired. BOOMERS

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5 stalks rhubarb, peeled and cut in ½ inch pieces ½ cup white sugar Juice from 1 lemon 1 cup flour 1 cup quick oats 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon ½ teaspoon ginger ¾ cup light brown sugar ½ cup butter, softened, plus more for the pan Vanilla ice cream for serving


In a bowl, toss the rhubarb with the white sugar and lemon juice. Set aside. To prepare the crumble, in a bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Cut in half of the butter. Rub the bottom of a metal cake pan with soft butter. Add the rhubarb. Top with the crumble. Place on the grill at medium heat. Grill for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly. Serve with ice cream.

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Rock Matters

Truckin’ to Woodstock ... 48 years too late

On August 14, 1969, the call went out to Jim and Ed. “We’re leaving in 45 minutes.” I picked them up in my 1969 Volkswagen Squareback, and “The Dharma Bums” were on the road to Yasgur’s Farm in Bethel, N.Y. But somewhere in N.J., I turned the VW around. Warnings on the radio convinced us that the police had closed the roads leading to the Woodstock Festival. Missing the most famous rock concert in world history became a lifelong regret. Forty-eight years later, I knew what I had to do … road trip to Woodstock. So, Stephanie and I and our loyal companion, Chico, our 100-pound black Lab, packed up the RV and headed east. Would we find empty, mud-covered fields where the stage stood that once held Joplin, Hendrix, Cocker and Havens? Would we find Big Pink, the home where Dylan and The Band recorded The Basement Tapes? Would we be able to visit

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By Robert Alexander

Robert Alexander finds Big Pink, the home where Dylan and The Band recorded The Basement Tapes.

Levon Helm’s garage? Or would we find that Woodstock is just a sleepy rural town that once hosted a hippie dream of peace, love and understanding that with time, “didn’t burn out but just faded away?” After a decade, rock ‘n’ roll had come of age, from Elvis to the Beatles with rockabilly, doowop, dance, soul, girl groups and Motown along on the journey. But the 60s were a dark period of American history with the struggle for civil rights, political assassinations and anti-Vietnam War demonstrations. The music expressed the anxiety, paranoia and dissent of the young boomer generation. Rebellion against authority and distrust of anyone over 30, led to freedom marches, peace rallies and dropping out. The Age of Aquarius had begun! The time was ripe for a celebration of love, peace and freedom. What started as a fundraising concert to develop a rock music studio in Woodstock became a 500,000-participant event that featured sex, BOOMERS

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drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. From England came The Who, from San Francisco came the Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Airplane flew in, and The Band, well, they were in the neighborhood. In all, 32 different acts performed including Creedence Clearwater Revival; Joan Baez; Country Joe and the Fish; Johnny Winter; Blood Sweat and Tears; and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. After three days and 722 miles, we pulled into Yasgur’s Farm (the site of the Woodstock Festival, 43 miles from Woodstock). Today, there is just Woodstock Legends, a vintage clothing store in Woodstock, N.Y. On to Woodstock, an idyllic small town featuring a beautiful alfalfa field, a barn and two art galleries, cafes and shops that attract tourists farmhouses, but the owner, Jeryl Abramson, and rock and folk music fans from around the invited us to come back for the reunion concert world. In Saugerties, the neighboring town, we on Aug. 11. Maybe we’ll return in 2019 for the traveled up Overlook Mountain on a dirt road 50-year celebration. and there it was … Big Pink! My rock ‘n’ roll pilgrimage was complete. The Playlist • “For What It’s Worth,” Buffalo Springfield • “Freedom,” Richie Havens* • “Reason to Believe,” Tim Hardin* • “Evil Ways,” Santana* • “Going Up the Country,” Canned Heat* • “Truckin’(What a long, strange trip it’s been)” Grateful Dead • “Bad Moon Rising,” Creedence Clearwater Revival* • “Stand!” Sly and the Family Stone* • “Piece of My Heart,” Janis Joplin* • “My Generation,” The Who* • “Somebody to Love,” Jefferson Airplane* • “With a Little Help from My Friends,” Joe Cocker* • “The Weight,” The Band* • “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” Crosby, Stills & Nash* • “Born Under a Bad Sign,” The Paul Butterfield Blues Band* The town square in Woodstock, N.Y. • “Purple Haze,” Jimi Hendrix* WE ARE ONLINE! • “Woodstock,” Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (written by Joni Mitchell) *songs performed at Woodstock

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Plates and Places

Rocky Point Winery is a stone’s throw away By Jennifer Ruple Chris Redfern’s charismatic personality keeps his customers entertained as they wait for their drinks to be poured at his Rocky Point Winery in Marblehead, Ohio. Redfern, and his wife Kim, opened the winery, along Jennifer Ruple with the Red Fern Inn, in the historic 1893 Marblehead Schoolhouse in January 2015. The shift to business owners was a major life change for the couple as Redfern is the former chair of the Ohio Democratic Party and former State Legislator, and Kim was a commercial property investor and a lobbyist. “I had grown up on Lake Erie; the lake has been in my blood,” said Redfern. “Kim and I were looking for investment properties, and we were looking to fill a niche in Marblehead that was missing. We are not a bar. We’re a winery, and we offer folks a full selection of wine, craft beers and liquor. We’ve built a fun and relaxing environment for adults as well as the whole family, and that was missing in Marblehead,” explained Redfern.

L-R: Unnati Marde, Urvashi Marde Millen and Carrie Millen are served wine by Chris Redfern.

The patio at Rocky Point Winery is open for the summer season.

The garden at the winery is a lovely setting to relax and enjoy a glass of wine.

Located at 111 W. Main St., just a half mile from the iconic Marblehead Lighthouse, Rocky Point Winery is known for its selection of Midwestern wines. “We use grapes that are grown primarily on North Bass Island, near the Canadian line. There are 65 acres of grapes there,” said Redfern. “We carry 50 additional labels, 25 craft beers, and a wide variety of liquor. We try to focus on Ohio wines and beers, and we have Michigan and Canadian wines and beers as well.”

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The Pink Perch boutique offers whimsical and fun gift items.

For those who’d like a bite to eat with their wine, Redfern mentioned, “We offer a variety of cheese plates, chocolates and crackers. We’ve recently added fresh baked bread, and we are introducing a bruschetta.” The winery also partners with the Marblehead Galley restaurant and nearby Bruno’s Pizza, both of whom will deliver tableside to guests at the winery. A newly built 1,200 square foot pavilion is now open for guests to enjoy their wine outdoors under a covered area. “Our goal is to not only accommodate more guests, but to hold a number of special events here like wedding receptions, bridal showers and graduation parties,” said Redfern. For those wishing to extend their stay in Marblehead, the Red Fern Inn, located on the second floor of the schoolhouse, is a perfect setting for a romantic retreat or for a trip to the lake with the family. The inn features two, one-

bedroom suites and two, two-bedroom suites. In addition to cozy accommodations, guests have access to bicycles, a private lounge on the grounds of the winery and several fire pits. Before heading home, don’t miss The Pink Perch located right across the street from the winery. The gift boutique is the Redfern’s newest venture. “We wanted to offer a unique gift shop where shoppers can enjoy whimsical gifts and fun items. It’s geared toward the traveling public with a more critical eye.” The winery is open seven days a week through Halloween and features live The historic Marblehead Lighthouse music on is 1/2 mile away from the winery. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Plenty of parking is available and bus tours are welcome.

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Look Ma, No Knees!

Easy breakfast ideas to fuel your work day By Erika D. White Whoever coined the phrase “breakfast of champions” obviously has never ridden with me on the way to work; balancing a bowl of cereal while trying to drive with one knee is not easy, nor recommended! Erika D. White Throw in dropping off a kid or two, who also require a morning feeding, and the aggravation of morning quickly minimizes the need for breakfast to be little more than a relaxing glass of wine…whoops, we’re talking about morning aren’t we? Rewind! ...and the aggravation of morning quickly minimizes the need for breakfast to be little more than a relaxing glass of coffee. It was with daily daytime drama that the reality quickly settled in that this “breakfast of champions” fantasy wasn’t quite working out for me. Lying in bed one night, I came up with one of my best ideas ever. I would first, be retiring as the Indie one-knee driving champion; and second, I would be switching to a better alternative for my


breakfast routine. I knew my new and improved breakfast needed to follow the simple rule of the SNAP-E! (Yes, I agree that the “E” is a little vain, but hey, aren’t we all?) Breakfast was now about satiety, nutrition, affordability, portability and being relatively easy. Satiety, because it should be a mortal sin to eat and still be hungry; nutritious, because it is about eating the right foods to fuel the body; affordable, because wine and cute shoes are NOT to be negotiated; portable, because breakfast should be pocket-sized or served on skewers; and easy, because we all need that one thing we can achieve without great effort. The real reason for breakfast is to fuel the body for whatever activity comes along the way. The right amount of protein, carbs, and fat, aka macronutrients from whole foods, don’t just get you outside the breakfast box, they smash the box. Make breakfast the best part of your day with some of my favorite fuel combinations. Skip the sugary cereals, buttery breads, and processed meats that


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feed your face and not your body. Don’t forget to cut your portions into mouth-sized pieces along with toothpicks for skewers and divided plates or bowls for portability. And of course, keep your knee off the wheel, your mom will thank you. SNAP?E ENERGY

Erika D. White is a certified fitness professional focused on shaking things up and promoting change by motivating others to run with life and remain dedicated to faith, family, friends and fitness. Connect with Erika at or every Tuesday at noon on 13abc’s Ask the Expert.

Suggested for the morning when work is away from the desk or on the move

SNAP?E MAINTENANCE Suggested for a long morning of meetings and/or conferences

385 Calories 41g Carbs; 11g Fat; 34g Protein

330 Calories 34g Carbs; 10g Fat; 27g Protein

1 medium apple 1 slice whole wheat toast 1 tablespoon almond butter 3 ounces chicken breast

1 medium banana 1/8 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt*

(boneless, skinless)

*your best choice is Fage or equivalent; if the taste is too bitter, add a teaspo of cinnamon and a teaspoon of sweetener

SNAP?E SATE SNAP?E BALANCE Suggested for the morning when Suggested for the morning where you need to get in control of your hunger lasting until lunch is not an opti

388 Calories 31g Carbs; 15g Fat; 36g Protein 2 extra?large, hard?boiled egg whites 1?70 gram pouch of tuna, any type (not to exceed 110 calories a serving)

2?3 avocado slices or 1 oz. 3 oz. each, cantaloupe and watermelon 12 raw almonds

More Options

407 Calories 34g Carbs; 16g ? Fat; 33g Protein ½ cup strawberries 1 cup 0% plain Greek yogurt ? multigrain light muffin 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1 tablespoon almond butter

If you have a nut allergy or want a few more choices, foods like salmon, avocado, olive oil, chia seeds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, olives, hummus, and tahini are great examples of healthy fat substitutions. For vegetarians and vegans, or anyone looking for more plant-based protein suggestions, foods like tofu, black beans, tempeh, edamame, spinach, and green peas are my favorite choices for their protein content and tastiness. Fage, or any equivalent brand Greek yogurt, is what I recommend. Focus on the protein and sugar content when comparing to an equivalent. Fage slays the competition with its protein content. One cup, or individual container, ranges from 18-24 grams of protein. Not a fan of Greek yogurt? I get it. Not everyone likes the creamy, thick texture. Choose a plain yogurt that is low in calories (120 or less), fat (4g or less), and sugar (less than 20g).

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Crossword fun: All About Weather ACROSS 1. Request to Geico, e.g. 6. Short for oftentimes 9. Plague carrier 13. *Like a plant in Zone 2 14. Column’s counterpart 15. Exclude 16. *More bitterly cold 17. Computer-generated imagery 18. One of Florida Keys 19. *Fahrenheit alternative 21. Nanking cotton 23. Make weblike fabric 24. Giant Himalayan 25. Geological time period 28. Russian parliament 30. Join the military 35. 100-meter ____ 37. One in a million 39. Crude commodity transporter 40. Icelandic epic 41. Rock bottom 43. Aquarium scum 44. Sends 46. Foal’s mother 47. Tear violently 48. *A blast from the North Pole 50. Belgian port, in Dutch 52. Fish eggs 53. T on a test 55. “____ we there yet?” 57. *End-of-summer 61. *Average weather pattern 65. Theater guide 66. ET’s craft 68. Capital of Ghana 69. Large numbers 70. Have a cold 71. Audition tapes 72. Little piggies? 73. Bulb type 74. Like a disreputable neighborhood DOWN 1. Swanky 2. Fabric related to #23 Across 3. Seed covering 4. “That is,” to an Ancient Roman 5. Indefinitely large number


6. Tolkien villains 7. *Cause of low visibility 8. Strong string 9. “Don’t give me any ____!” 10. Plural of lira 11. U2 guitarist 12. Longest division of time 15. *a.k.a. The Little Boy 20. Driver’s 180 22. Had a meal 24. Distance to a golfer 25. Swelling 26. *Meteorologist’s tool 27. Echo sounder 29. Madam, to a cowboy 31. Baron Munchhausen, e.g. 32. Sicker 33. Repeat, in music 34. *____ winds

36. “Stop!” to marchers 38. De Valera’s land 42. Kidney-related 45. Hindustani guitar, pl. 49. “____, the Beloved Country” 51. “The Three Stooges” and “Peter, Paul and Mary,” e.g. 54. “The ____” to a bartender 56. Wedding singer, e.g. 57. *____ Bowl 58. Nobel Peace Prize capital 59. Clarified butter 60. *What grass does in the morning 61. *Kind of front 62. Crowning point 63. Trampled 64. Not difficult 67. Exclamation of disgust


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Know Your Risks

The investment risk that many people may not know about Knowledgeable investors are aware that investing in the capital markets presents any number of risks—interest-rate risk, company risk, and market risk. Risk is an inseparable companion to the potential for long-term growth. Some of the investment Jeff Bucher risks we face can be mitigated through diversification. As an investor, you face another, less-known risk for which the market does not compensate you, nor can it be easily reduced through diversification. Yet it may be the biggest challenge to the sustainability of your retirement income. This risk is called the sequence of returns risk. The sequence of returns risk refers to the uncertainty of the order of returns an investor will receive over an extended period of time. Sequence of Returns Averages may hide dangerous possibilities. This is especially true with the stock market. You may be comfortable that the market will deliver its historical average return over the long-term, but you can never know when you will be receiving the varying positive and negative returns that comprise the average. The

First Community Shred Day a Success

Citizen Advisory Group and NBC24 partnered to host a “Free Community Shred Day” for area residents on Saturday, April 29 at the Citizen Advisory Group office in Perrysburg. Over 4,200 pounds of documents were shredded and over 300 canned food items were donated to the Cherry Street Mission Ministries. The purpose of the “Free Community Shred Day” was to give the public an opportunity to properly dispose of personal, confidential documents. Citizen Advisory Group thanks Extra Virgin Food Services and the Wood County Sheriff’s Office for assisting us with the event.

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By Jeff Bucher order in which you receive these returns can make a big difference. For instance, a hypothetical market decline of 30 percent is not to be unexpected. However, would you rather experience this decline when you have relatively small retirement savings, or at the moment you are ready to retire — when your savings may never be more valuable? Without a doubt, the former scenario is preferable, but the timing of that large potential decline is out of your control. Timing, Timing, Timing The sequence of returns risk is especially problematic while you are in retirement. Down years, in combination with portfolio withdrawals taken to provide retirement income, have the potential to seriously damage the ability of your savings to recover sufficiently, even as the markets fully rebound. If you are nearing retirement, or already in retirement, it could be time to give serious consideration to the “sequence of returns risk” and ask questions about how you can better manage your portfolio. Jeff Bucher is the president and co- founder of Citizen Advisory Group, a comprehensive financial planning company in Perrysburg. You can contact him at 419-8720204; email at; visit at 770 Commerce Dr., Perrysburg; or visit the website at

Investment Advisory Services offered through AlphaStar Capital Management, LLC. AlphaStar Capital Management, LLC and Citizen Advisory Group are independent entities. Jeff is giving away copies of “Beyond the Summit: The Hard-Working American’s Retirement Guide” to readers of Boomers & Beyond. If you would like a complimentary copy of the book, give the Citizen Advisory Group office a call at 419-8720204.


Community Snaps General Manager at the Toledo Club Roger Parker and restauranteur and generous supporter of Taste of the Nation 2017, Labib Hajjar, welcome guests to the event held on April 30 at the Toledo Club.

Taste of the Nation 2017 Held to Fight Childhood Hunger

L-R: James Combs, Quinn Smith, and Kory Kyler, of Element 112, serve guests delectable offerings along with sunny smiles on this rainy evening. –by Mary Helen Darah

Do you prefer Shaken or Stirred?

L-R: Barb Fish, Sharon Sordyl and Brian Hazel-Bahrs, try to answer the question, ‘Shaken or Stirred?’ at the Casino Royale event presented by ProMedica Flower Hospital Auxiliary on May 10 at the Inverness Club.

Susan Conda visits with Richard Leonard, of Leonard Auctions, at the event that benefited ProMedica Hospital Breast Care Center. Leonard served as auctioneer for the Private Dinner Chef Auction during the festivities that included food, beverages, a wine grab and casino fun. –by Mary Helen Darah


Pam’s Corner Celebrates 15 Years in downtown Toledo

Pam Weirauch and her longtime employee and friend, Steve Moss, enjoy the 15th anniversary celebration of her restaurant, Pam’s Corner, held on May 10.

Pam Weirauch (second from right) gathers with singer Kelly Broadway and musicians Norm Damschroder and Chris Buzzelli. The trio entertained guests at the party.

Joining in on the celebration at the downtown eatery are Ramona Collins (back), Linda Bigelow and Carol Craven.

Attending the party are JoAnn Jurich and her daughter Stacy Jurich. Stacy is the creator of Boochy Mama’s Probiotic Tonic, which was served at the event. –by Jennifer Ruple


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Books for Boomers

With summer fast approaching, you might want to escape by reading some great thriller and suspense novels. Here are some suggestions to get you started! Before I Go to Sleep, Harper, 2011 By S. J. Watson By Sue Schafer Manager, An accident in her 20s severely damaged her memory, so although Sylvania Branch, Christine Lucas is now 47, she doesn’t recall anything that has happened Toledo Lucas County since the accident. Each morning, her husband has to tell her who she is, Public Library and who he is. But each morning after he leaves for work, she receives a phone call and is prompted by a doctor to retrieve her secret journal. Playing with Fire, Ballantine Books, 2015 By Tess Gerritsen After she discovers an old and strikingly unusual musical composition that causes her to black out and has a violently transformative effect on her daughter, Julia Ansdell travels to Venice to find the man behind the music and uncovers a dark secret dating back to the Holocaust. The Girl in Green, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017, c. 2016 By Derek B. Miller A tale set in the aftermath of Desert Storm finds a British journalist who avoids his family and a reckless American private seeking redemption after failing to save the life of a young girl. Shining City, Ecco, 2017 By Tom Rosenstiel The President of the United States hires fixer Peter Rena to vet his nominee for the Supreme Court. My Husband’s Wife, Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, 2017 By Jane Corry Resolving to leave her secrets behind when she gets married, a young lawyer is strangely drawn to a convicted killer during her first murder case in ways that shape her psychologically charged relationship with a young neighbor years later.

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It’s a Date

Maple & Main, Art & Music Fest Main Street, Downtown Sylvania Saturday, June 3, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 10 a.m.4 p.m. The 6th annual festival will feature fine art booths, music on the Maplewood stage, local craft beer and wine, food trucks, and Toronto touring artists The Slocan Ramblers. Visit for more information.


Renée Fleming in Concert with the Toledo Symphony Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle 2445 Monroe St. June 7, 8 p.m. “The People’s Diva,” Renée Fleming is one of the world’s most celebrated opera singers. She will perform Richard Strauss’s exquisite “Four Last Songs” as well as opera favorites, including Puccini’s “O mio babbino caro.” For tickets, visit


Toledo Farmers’ Market 525 Water St., downtown Toledo Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Head downtown for a great selection of fresh, local fruits and vegetables, herbs, annuals and perennials, fresh baked breads, cookies, cakes, pies, honey, cheese, poultry, soaps, candles and more.

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PNC ZOOtoDO Toledo Zoo Friday, June 16, 6 p.m. – midnight This adults-only, annual black-tie and tennis shoe fundraiser hosts 55 regional restaurants and entertainment on three stages throughout Zoo grounds. Tickets $150 per person.


Crosby Festival of the Arts Toledo Botanical Garden Saturday, June 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Celebrating its 52nd year, more than 200 artists will be featured amidst the beauty of gardens and nature. General admission: $8, advance purchase at Meijer’s $7; TBG members: Free; children under 12: Free. FREE shuttle to Toledo Botanical Garden from Meijer (7240 W. Central Ave., Toledo) Firenation Glass 15th Anniversary Party Firenation Glass Studio and Gallery  7166 Front St., Holland Friday, June 30, 4-10 p.m. Celebrate 15 glorious glassblowing years. Live glassblowing demonstrations start at 4 p.m. with an all-star line-up of past demo artists. We will also be premiering our mobile hotshop. Free admission.


Wine Tasting at the Zoo Toledo Zoo Aquarium Malawi Event Center Friday, June 23, 7-9 p.m. Enjoy wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and live music on the wild side! Sip wine from around the globe while enjoying the zoo’s dynamic exhibits. Tickets start at $45 for Zoo members and $50 for nonmembers and must be purchased in advance, or 419-385-5721, ext. 6001

Boomers & Beyond JUNE 2017  

BOOMERS Boomers & Beyond is a monthly publication in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan dedicated to the unique joys and challenges of be...

Boomers & Beyond JUNE 2017  

BOOMERS Boomers & Beyond is a monthly publication in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan dedicated to the unique joys and challenges of be...