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August 4-17, 2015 • Vol. 20, No. 9 • www.sylvaniaadvantage.com

Festival of India

5A 13A Retired Central Elementary School principal Toni Gerber and Assistant Superintendent of Sylvania Schools Jane Spurgeon look over the rendering of the center’s new Central Elementary Cornerstone Garden, preserving the memories of the school formerly located on that site. MERCY TO 9A

Construction for New Sylvania Library Set to Begin

A groundbreaking has been scheduled for Aug. 11 to officially begin construction on the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library’s 19th branch. The new 15,000 square-foot library will be built on a seven-acre site on King Road at Sylvania Avenue. The Spieker Co. has been named the general contractor for the project submitting the lowest bid of $6.8 million. Construction is anticipated to be completed in about a year. The building has been designed as a highly energy-efficient building and will include a full complement of amenities. “We are changing the way information is accessed,” noted Clyde Scoles, director of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. “This new building will reflect these changes by providing many computer stations for children and adults in welcoming groupings. We have a 24/7 lobby

so customers can drop off books whenever it’s convenient.” Lockers in the lobby will be available for those who place books on hold and need to pick up after hours, giving clients around-the-clock access. A drive-up window will also be designed for added patron convenience. Plans also call for a pavilion, a staff center and a drive-through garage for the bookmobile and outreach vehicles for children’s reading programs. “This new location will complement the existing Sylvania Branch and will serve the growing population base of Sylvania and others in the county. We will also be able to consolidate our outreach efforts in the new location,” Scoles offered. According to the director, bringing the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library to the outposts of the county has been a topic of discussion with the Toledo-Lucas County

Clyde Scoles Plan Commission since 1976. In response to that ongoing discussion the library board began looking for an appropriate building LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION TO 9A


The Festival of India will be held on Aug. 9 at Centennial Terrace.

Farmers Market

John Keil, of Louis Keil & Son, helps Susan Kanwal with her produce decisions.

Pizza Palooza Capt. Aaron Frye and Lt. Chris Nye were on hand to take care of any medical emergency during Pizza Palooza.


2A Congratulations 3-6A Community Events Community News 7-10, 14-15A 11-13A Downtown News 16-19A Business News 1B Sylvania Then & Now 2-4B School News 5B Lourdes News 6, 9B Sports News 10-15B Community Affairs 16-17B Obituaries 18B Real Estate 19B Classifieds


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Clark/Estrel Wedding

Mary Corinne Clark, daughter of John and Colleen Clark, and Christopher Daniel Estrel, son of Tim and Sara Estrel, were united in marriage on June 27 at the Basilica Shrine of St. Mary in Wilmington, N. C. Christine Croskey, sister of the bride, served as the matron of honor. Bridesmaids included Ashley Huff and Jessica Duhon, friends of the bride, Hannah and Catherine Clark, sisters of the bride. Michael Ferguson, friend of the groom, served as the best man. Groomsmen included Patrick Clark, brother of the bride, and Aaron, Alex, and Connor Estrel, brothers of the groom. A dinner and dancing reception followed at the USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial. Guests were also given the opportunity to tour the battleship. After a week-long honeymoon in Myrtle Beach, the couple has made their home in Jacksonville, N. C. where he is currently stationed in the United States Marine Corps.

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Fuleky/McDonald Wedding

Casey Lynne Fuleky and Austin Martin McDonald were married Saturday, July 18, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sylvania with a reception following at the Franciscan Center. Parents of the bride are Marilynn Johnson and Jim (Meg) Fuleky. The groom’s parents are Loren and Sue McDonald. The couple will reside in Sylvania.

Kalin Walker and Josh Emans were married July 11 at Sylvania United Church of Christ by associate pastor Luke Lindon. Parents of the bride are Dave and Karin Walker; father of the groom is Brad Emans. Heather Walker, sister of the bride, was maid of honor and Zak Akenberger, friend of the groom, served as best man. Following a reception at the Premier in South Toledo, The newlyweds spent their honeymoon in Westmoreland, Jamaica and will make their home in Maumee.




Alzheimer’s Association Support Group An Alzheimer’s Association support group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 9144 Lewis Ave., Temperance. For more, call Marie Ready at 800/272-3900 or mready@alz.org. Aquatic Exercise for Survivors CPW and The Victory Center offer Aquatic Exercise for Survivors at CPW, 3130 Central Park West, on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. This program is free to all survivors through a grant from The Rotary Club of Toledo. Boomers Resource Network Boomers Resource Network meets every Thursday at Uncle John’s Restaurant, 11:30 a.m. to noon, followed by educational speakers from noon to 1 p.m. Call 419/865-8503 or visit boomersrn.com for more information. Cardio Drumming Elevate Nutrition, 6383 Monroe St., offers Cardio Drumming on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Call 419/517-7080 for information. Food Addicts in Recovery Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets every Monday night at 7 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4855 W. Central Ave., room 206. Contact Joyce at 419/699-1007, email jtreat@bex.net or visit foodaddicts.org. God Works! Crossroads Community Church, 6960 Sylvania-Petersburg Road, Ottawa Lake, Mich., is offering God Works!, providing a warm meal to anyone in need each Thursday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; meal is at 6 p.m. Mothers’ Center of Greater Toledo Meet other moms and let the kids play at park playdates this summer. Each Thursday, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Locations vary. Visit the website for details at www.motherscenter.net/summer.html. Nursing Mothers’ Group The nursing mothers’ group meets the first and third Tuesday of every month from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Harris

McIntosh Tower, first floor conference room C, at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. For information, call 419/291-5667. Olivet Lutheran Church’s Free Community Meal Olivet hosts a free community meal each Wednesday in the Christian Life Center. Enjoy food and fellowship at 5840 Monroe St. Call 419/882-2077 or visit olivetsylvania.org for more information. Pet Loss Support Group SylvaniaVet hosts a Pet Loss Support Group meeting at Christ Presbyterian Church, 4225 W. Sylvania Ave., 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. For details or more information, call 419/885-4421. Taizé Service A Taizé Service is held the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Sylvania United Church of Christ chapel, 7240 Erie St. For information, call 419/882-0048. T.A.M.E. Meeting The Toledo Area Miniature Enthusiasts, a scale miniature dollhouse club, meets the first Saturday of each month, 1 to 4 p.m. in the carriage house at the Sylvania Heritage Museum, 5717 Main St. Call 734/847-6366. TOPS Meets on Tuesdays The Ohio Chapter 1961 of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) holds its regular meeting on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 6517 Brint Road. Zion Lutheran LCMC Summer Hours Zion Lutheran Church LCMC will start their summer hours on Sunday, May 24. There is a traditional service at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays and a contemporary service on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Communion will be served on the 1st and 3rd Sunday and Wednesday of each month. Zumba Elevate Nutrition, formerly Nutrition Resolutions, 6383 Monroe St., offers Zumba on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Call 419/517-7080 for information.

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Sylvania Senior Center Programs

The Senior Center hours of operation: Monday 8 am-5 pm, Tuesday 8 am-7:30 pm, Wednesday-Friday 8 am-5 pm

Lunch is served from 11:45-12:15 p.m. Monday-Friday; suggested donation for persons who are 60+ is $2.50; non-senior is $5.62. Make reservation by noon the day before. Tuesday evening dinner is served from 4:30-5:15, $7 per person; make reservation by noon the Friday before. Billiards: Monday-Friday open all day, weekly. Computer Lab open when classes are not in session. Open Gym: open when classes are not in session. Quilting and Sewing: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8-12 noon, weekly. Woodshop: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 1-3, weekly 8/4


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Blood Pressure Clinic: Tue 8:3011:30 Bunco: 1st & 3rd Tue, 1-3, monthly Silver Scholars: “The Impressionists,” 5:30 “History of Swing in Toledo:” 1/4 weeks,* Hatha Yoga: 6-7:15,* weekly through October Volunteer Fair: 1-4, community volunteer opportunities Oil Painting: Wed 1-3, weekly Strength/Balance: Wed 1-2, Fri 10:30-11:30, weekly,* Restorative Yoga: Wed 2:30-4:15, weekly,* Party Bridge: Thu 1-3:30, weekly Writer’s Critique: Fri, 1:30-3:30, weekly 55+ Line Dancing: Fridays 2:30-4, $3 at the door, weekly Jazzercise: Mon, Wed & Fri 9-10, Tue & Thu 8:30-9:30; weekly Strength Training: Mon & Thu 10-11, weekly,* Blood Pressure Clinic: 10:30-12:30 Body Recall Legacy: Mon, Tue & Thu 11:30-12:30,* Mahjongg: Mon 12:30-4:30, weekly AARP Smart Driver: by registration only, no walk-ins please Legal Outreach: 2nd Tue, by appointment, monthly Current Events Discussion Group: 2nd & 4th Tue 3-4:30, monthly “History of Swing in Toledo:” 2/4 weeks,* Movie Night: 5:30 Hatha Yoga: 6-7:15,* weekly through October Strength/Balance: Wed 1-2, Fri 10:30-11:30, weekly,*

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Restorative Yoga: Wed 2:30-4:15, weekly* Blood Pressure/Glucose Clinic: 2nd Thu, 11-12:30, monthly Olga’s Garden Tips: 11-noon, 2nd Friday, monthly Scrabble: Fri 1:30-4:30, weekly 55+ Line Dancing: Fridays 2:304, $3 at the door, weekly Quilt Fan-Attics: Mon 9-11, weekly* Jazzercise: Mon, Wed & Fri 9-10, Tue & Thu 8:30-9:30; weekly Strength Training: Mon & Thu 10-11, weekly, Body Recall Legacy: Mon, Tue & Thu 11:30-12:30* Blood Pressure Clinic: Tue 8:3011:30 Senior Chorus: Tue 9:45-11:15, weekly Medicare & You: 3rd Tue, 5:30-6:30, monthly “History of Swing in Toledo:” 3/4 weeks,* Silver Scholars: “The Impressionists,” 5:30 Hatha Yoga: 6-7:15,* weekly through October Oil Painting: Wed 1-3, weekly Strength/Balance: Wed 1-2, Fri 10:30-11:30, weekly,* Restorative Yoga: Wed 2:30-4:15, weekly,* Knitting & Crocheting: Wed 9-11, Fri 1-2, weekly Movie Day: 1-3, call to RSVP & for details Poker: 12-3, weekly Brain Teasers: 3rd Thu, 11-11:45, monthly Book Review: 3rd Thu, 2-3, monthly

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• Through Aug. 13

Summer Group Show, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hudson Gallery 5645 N. Main St., Sylvania The exhibition comprises the work of gallery represented artists. The common thread is the relatable sensation of fresh, summer air running through the works in this exhibit.

• Aug. 6

Jazz in the Garden Concert Series, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Toledo Botanical Garden 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo 419/536-5566 Clifford Murphy & Friends will entertain. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 seniors and students and $6 TBG members. Kids 12 and under are free. Po Mo’s Ribs and Grumpy’s will be available for those wanting to purchase food and beverages. Visitors are also invited to bring their own picnics and drinks into the Garden, and are encouraged to bring a blanket or folding chairs.

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Sharon Lange NEWS EDITOR Mary Helen Darah CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Kevin Aller, Janet Amid, Rick Cozza, Helena Darah, Mary Helen Darah, , Gayleen Gindy, Mike Jones, Marisa Mercurio, Craig Stough, Schuyler Stupica, Janis Weber CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS T.J. Irwin COPY EDITING Sue Dessner, Sarah Groves, Susan Utterback, Bobbie Ziviski ADVERTISING Mary Helen Darah, Mary Rose Gajewski, Heidi Malak, Beth Sommers, Connie Torrey DIGITAL MEDIA SPECIALIST Layne Torrey GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Elissa Cary, Christine Ziviski TYPIST Larry Hays Views expressed by contributing writers do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher or staff.

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Rock ‘N’ Roar presented by The Andersons, 7 p.m.–midnight Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way It’s the summer’s wildest dance party for the 21and-over crowd! East River Drive, Electrik Circus and DJ Jim Lieber will keep the party tunes pumping all night long. Be prepared to present ID. Sponsorship opportunities, online ticket purchasing and additional information available at toledozoo.org/roar.

• Aug. 8 Sylvania SuperKids Triathlon and Duathlon, 7:30 a.m. start time Olander Park 6930 W. Sylvania Ave. eliteendevavors.com The 29th annual Sylvania SuperKids Triathlon and Duathlon will take place at Olander Park. The swim and run will take place inside the park. The biking portion of the race will head west on Sylvania Avenue and through local neighborhoods before heading back to Olander Park for ages 7-14. A fun run is also available and is open to boys and girls, ages 3-6 [0.4 mile]. An approved bike helmet must be worn. Swim caps are provided and must be worn during the swim. Registered participants will receive t-shirt, goodie bag, swim cap (for triathletes only), finisher’s award, and post-race refreshments. Dramatically Inspired Works, Casting call, 2 p.m. 2340 N. Holland Sylvania Rd. 419/450-2022 www.dramaticallyinspiredworks.com Dramatically Inspired Works presents "A Second At Christmas" casting call for actors, singers, and technical assistants. For more

information visit the Facebook page, Dramatically Inspired Works.

• Aug. 9

Singleton Trio in concert, 3 p.m. Sylvania United Church of Christ 7240 Erie St. 419/882-0048 Enjoy classical music with violin, cello and piano at this free concert. The Sylvania Triathlon and Duathlon, 7:30 a.m. start time Tam-O-Shanter Sports Complex 7060 W. Sylvania Ave. Olander Park 6930 W. Sylvania Ave. eliteendevavors.com The Sylvania Triathlon/Duathlon features a choice of distance and race for everyone including short or intermediate length, triathlon or duathlon. Relay team registration is available for those wanting to share the distance with friends, family or work members. The event is open to men, women, teens, collegiates and Para triathletes. The event includes a spaghetti dinner the evening before, goodie bag, t-shirt and post race lunch and award ceremony that will begin at 10 a.m. Online registration ends Aug. 7 at noon.

• Aug. 10 Music and Movement Playdate, Ages 2-5 10:30 a.m.-noon Sylvania Branch Library 6749 Monroe St. 419/882-2089 toledolibrary.org Join a playdate for children of all abilities and their families, complete with dance, music, stories, and craft. The program is in partnership with the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Registration required.

• Aug. 13

Jazz in the Garden Concert Series, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Toledo Botanical Garden 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo 419/536-5566 Kelly Broadway will entertain. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 seniors and students and $6 TBG members. Kids 12 and under are free. Po Mo’s

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Ribs and Grumpy’s will be available for those wanting to purchase food and beverages. Visitors are also invited to bring their own picnics,drinks, blanket or folding chairs.

• Aug. 14 Women’s Connection West Luncheon, 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Highland Meadows Golf Club 7455 Erie St. Elissa Schmidt from Taste of Toledo will showcase unique gifts and gift baskets. Speaker, Sue Smedley from Springfield, Ohio, will be sharing on ‘The Best Investment of My Life.’ The cost is $13. Reservations are suggested. Complimentary childcare can be arranged with advanced notice. Call Julie at 419/466-9701 or wcw_sylvania@hotmail.com by Monday, Aug.10. Daughter Project Walk, 6 p.m. ‘Slave Trail Freedom Walk’ The Lathrop House, Sylvania Franciscan Center Theater, 7 p.m. Documentary, “Nefarious: Merchant of Souls” The Daughter Project event begins at the Lathrop House in Harroun Community Park at 6 p.m. Participants will trek a ‘Slave Trail Freedom Walk,’ arriving at the Franciscan Center in time for the 7 p.m. screening of the human trafficking documentary ‘Nefarious: Merchant of Souls.’ A reception follows. Free and open to the public; register at www.thedaughterproject.org. In case of rain, the walk will be cancelled and participants can meet at the Franciscan Center at 7 p.m. For more information: jeff@thedaughterproject.org. Farm-to-Table dinner, 6 p.m. Shared Legacy Farms with Degage Jazz Café Elmore, Ohio 419/794-8205, ext. 3 Offered is a six-course Farm-to-Table dinner created by Chef Joseph of Degage Jazz Cafe. The restaurant partnered with Shared Legacy Farms in Elmore to provide a one-of-a-kind dining experience using local products. Alcohol is included.

26th Festival of India Experience Flavors of India

L-R: Priya Singh, Asma Elgamal, Sukanya Dayal, Jessica Lee and Samina Hejeebu enjoyed last year’s Festival of India at Centennial Terrace. Experience the flavors of India at the 26th Festival of India. The event will feature over 200 dancers, a variety of foods from India and numerous vendors offering clothing, Mehendi (henna tattoos), Indian costume jewelry, arts and crafts. The event takes place Sunday, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Centennial Terrace. Dohl, an India drummer, will welcome guests to the festival and play among the crowd during the formal dance productions. Dancers, choreographers and volunteers have been preparing for the past six months

to offer the community a “flavor” of India and its culture. Anupama Mohanty, cultural chairman for the event, expects a crowd of over 4,000 guests. “Our dancers have been practicing for countless hours to share a bit of India with our extended Toledo and Sylvania family. Our kids are proud and happy that people will come to watch their performances,” she said. The event and parking are free and open to the public. For information, call 419/450-928 or visit foiflavorsofindia.webs.com.


• Aug. 14


Fashionably Late 2015, 7 p.m.-midnight Centennial Terrace 5773 Centennial Rd. 419/322-0919 Don’t be tardy for the party! Join the fun at the sixth annual Fashionably Late 2015 benefitting the Gretchen Gotthart Skeldon Fund. Dance under the stars to the music of The Watermelon Men and The Homewreckers. Cash bar and snacks available for sale. Tickets are $20. Reserved tables of 10 available for $250.

• Aug. 16 and 23 Wild Nights presented by ProMedica & The Blade, 2–8 p.m. Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way ZOO CLOSED UNTIL 2 p.m. Join us for a fun evening visit at the Zoo with discounted admission. See your favorite animals at night and attend a free concert too! For additional information, including times and discounts, visit toledozoo.org/wildnights.

• Aug. 17 Annual Car and Bike Show, 10 a.m.-2 pm. Toledo Memorial Park 6382 Monroe St. 419/346-9192 The annual Car and Bike Show benefits the local Wreaths Across America efforts to honor the veterans laid to rest at the park. No entry fees and cash prizes. Rain date is Aug.24.

• Aug. 18 Yoga for Everyone, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Toledo-Lucas County Main Library, Civic

Plaza Rooftop Relax and stretch for free! No matter your age or fitness level, yoga is for you. Join instructors Caroline Dawson and the It’s Yoga staff and learn how to breathe and relax. Dress in clothes designed for movement, bring a blanket or yoga mat and prepare to be barefoot! Fr. Bacik Lecture - ‘Pope Francis and the Environment,’ 5:30 p.m. Lourdes University, Franciscan Center 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania www.sylvaniafranciscanvillage.org 419/824-3515 The Sylvania Franciscan Village presents its monthly Father Jim Bacik lecture - ‘Pope Francis and the Environment’ at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

• Aug. 20 Jazz in the Garden Concert Series, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Toledo Botanical Garden 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo 419/536-5566 Gene Parker Quintet will entertain. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 seniors and students and $6 TBG members. Kids 12 and under are free. Po Mo’s Ribs and Grumpy’s will be available for those wanting to purchase food and beverages or bring picnics and drinks along with a blanket or folding chairs.

• Aug. 22 Chicken barbecue, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sylvania United Church of Christ 7240 Erie St., Sylvania 419/882-0048


Artist Continues Work on Totem Pole Artist Kurt Brubaker was in town July 30 to work on the totem pole that will reside at Camp Miakonda, Erie Shores Council, Boy Scouts of America. The artist put the finishing touches on a portion of the totem pole that will commemorate the year of the beaver before he began work on the section that will feature an eagle. The artist hopes to have the pole placed upright in the weeks ahead when work will begin on the lower section. –by Mary Helen Darah

Carry out or dine in. Fellowship, music by the praise band and children’s activities. Dinner includes half of a barbecue chicken, a baked potato, coleslaw, roll, beverage and homemade dessert. $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 10 and under. 5th Annual Biggie Classic Valleywood Golf Course Swanton 419/297-2906 jbigelow22@gmail.com jeremy-bigelow.com The fifth annual Biggie Classic to support Jeremy Bigelow in his recovery is hosted by Team Bigelow. The four-player team scramble includes 18 holes of golf, cart, dinner, a holein-one tournament and other prizes.

• Aug. 23 A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, 2:30 p.m. Sweet Shalom Tea Room 8216 Erie St. 419/297-9919

sweetshalomtearoom.com Young and old alike can enjoy a gourmet, fourcourse formal tea served by Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and others. Mad Hats are encouraged with the ‘maddest’ to win a gift. Cost is $35 and all profits will benefit Sylvania Area Family Services.

• Aug. 25 SilverSneakers Open House, 10 a.m. – noon Sylvania YMCA/JCC 6465 Sylvania Ave. The Sylvania YMCA/JCC will be hosting an open house for those eligible for the SilverSneakers fitness program. There will be fitness class demonstrations, tours of the facility, and information on how to sign up for the SilverSneakers program. Area businesses with health and wellness information will be available also. For more information, contact Kathy Asmus, SilverSneakers Coordinator, at 419/724-0322 or kasmus@ymcatoledo.org.



Toledo Roadrunners Club Presents Check • Aug. 27

Rob Simon, Toledo Roadrunners, Clint McCormick, Toledo Roadrunners and ToledoRuns, left, and Ann Malak, Owens Corning, right, presented a check to Michael McIntyre, third from left. McIntyre is the executive director of Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity, this year’s nonprofit partner for the Glass City Marathon and Owens Corning Half Marathon. The Toledo Roadrunners Club grants Toledo area nonprofits the opportunity to partner with the Glass City Marathon and Owens Corning Half Marathon. Since 2009, over $250,000 has been raised for area nonprofits.

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Jazz in the Garden Concert Series, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Toledo Botanical Garden 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo 419/536-5566 6th Edition will entertain. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 seniors and students and $6 TBG members. Kids 12 and under are free. Po Mo’s Ribs and Grumpy’s will be available for those wanting to purchase food and beverages. Visitors are also invited to bring their own picnics and drinks into the Garden, and are encouraged to bring a blanket or folding chairs.

• Aug. 28 Lourdes Lifelong Learning, Fall Kickoff, 11 a.m. Lourdes University, Franciscan Center 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania www.lourdes.edu/lifelong 419/824-3707 The Fall Kickoff will be held in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie. Jeremy Meier, associate professor at Owens Community College and facilitator of its theatre program, will perform a one-man show as Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. Afterwards, the Lourdes University Classical Guitar Ensemble will delight audience members with a variety of pieces. $10 per person (includes lunch). Reservations are requested and can be made via www.lourdes.edu/lifelong, or by calling 419/824-3707. Feast with the Beasts presented by PNC, 6:30–10:30 p.m. Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way This Zoo fundraiser, presented by PNC, includes a five course dinner and wine pairing prepared by the Zoo’s professional chef and catering staff, along with an up-close animal encounter guests won’t soon forget. Space is limited and advanced registration is required. Additional information is available at toledozoo.com/feast

• Aug. 29 BUGFest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way

Visit Nature’s Neighborhood for a day dedicated to the little creatures that creep, crawl, float and flutter! At 3 p.m. see a live spider feeding and throughout the day enjoy crafts and activities inspired by our buggy buddies. BUGFest is included in Zoo admission.

• Aug. 30 All Chevy Car Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dave White Chevrolet Dealership The Glass City Corvette Club is hosting the 21st annual All Chevy Car Show with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank. Registration for the show begins at 9 a.m., with the awards presentation at 3 p.m. A four-piece live band,Thunder Road, will entertain.

• Sept. 1 Beginner Tai Chi classes, 1-2 p.m. The Elks Lodge 3520 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd. 419/537-0131 Beginner Tai Chi classes will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays starting Sept. 1. Taoist Tai Chi Society is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to improving health and well-being. Its Tai Chi classes consist of slow movements that use gentle turns and graceful stretches to improve balance, flexibility, circulation, and strength. Other locations for September beginner classes are in: Maumee, West Toledo, and Walbridge.

• Sept. 3 Jazz in the Garden Concert Series, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Toledo Botanical Garden 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo 419/536-5566 Quartet Bernadette will entertain. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 seniors and students and $6 TBG members. Kids 12 and under are free. Po Mo’s Ribs and Grumpy’s will be available for those wanting to purchase food and beverages. Visitors are also invited to bring their own picnics and drinks into the Garden, and are encouraged to bring a blanket or folding chairs.

• Sept. 10 Jazz in the Garden Concert Series, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Toledo Botanical Garden 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo 419/536-5566 Straight Up will entertain. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 seniors and students and $6 TBG members. Kids 12 and under are free. Po Mo’s Ribs and Grumpy’s will be available for those wanting to purchase food and beverages. Visitors are also invited to bring their own picnics and drinks into the Garden, and are encouraged to bring a blanket or folding chairs.

• Sept. 17 Harvest Market Dinner, 6-10 p.m. Toledo Botanical Garden 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo 419/536-5566 toledogarden.org A feast of fresh, sustainably grown local foods, locally-crafted beer and wines, local chefs and restaurants and live music will be featured at Toledo Grows’ annual Harvest Market Dinner.

• Sept. 19 Fiesta in Sylvania, 3-11 p.m. Sylvania Area Family Services 5440 Marshall Rd. 419/882-8415

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Senior Follies Comes Together

L-R: Sue Glase, Ruby Seifert and Wanda Anderson of Wanda and Company, perform ‘Lullaby on Broadway.’

Ann Galloway, Follies director, is joined at the director’s table during rehearsal by Sylvania Senior Center Director Julie Graf.


Trendsetting Ballerina Meets Local Dancers

American Ballet Theatre’s first African-American lead dancer to become a Principal, Misty Copeland, was invited to Ballet Theatre of Toledo’s studio and met members of Ballet Theatre’s dancers: Evan Long, Mackenzie Abodeely, Fiona Connolly, Claire Hyder, Sally Micsko, Regan Simon, Kate Smith, Akua Aggrey, Larissa Huffman, Hannah Pruiett, Jacqueline Weaner, Elizabeth Wolff, Sophie Bryan and Johanna Alexander while she was in town recently. Photo by Patrick Wolff

‘BeMusical’ to raise funds for art/music fund

Emcee Bernie Fagen does some high stepping as he keeps ‘Sylvania My Kind of Town’ rolling along.

Holly Foth goes blonde as Marilyn Monroe. The 2015 Senior Follies will be held Sept. 16-19 at the Sylvania Senior Center.

Annual Dads and Kids Kamp Out planned R.E.S.T.O.R.E., Inc. is preparing for its sixth annual Dads and Kids Kamp Out, which will be held Friday, Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. through Sunday, Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. The event will take place at Camp Miakonda. Children attending the Kamp Out will be roughing it with dad under the stars. They will enjoy quality time with their fathers, old-fashioned fun, food, games, contests and giveaways. A $50 registration fee per family is required. A limited numbers of scholarships are available. Mark Robinson, a responsible fatherhood advocate, founded the organization in 2006 and is a recipient of the 2013 Fatherhood Heroes Award through President Obama’s

National Fatherhood Initiative Campaign. He knows first-hand about the lack of support provided to men with children having been a single parent for six years. Robinson recalls, “It was extremely difficult to get any type of support from the social service networks in my community. They were not designed with me in mind.� Robinson is a social worker by profession and is director of field education at Lourdes University. For more information about R.E.S.T.O.R.E. and/or “The Dads and Kids Kamp Out,� call Robinson at 419/377-1488 or restorefathers@aol.com.

The Sylvania Sunrise Lions Club is planning its first “Heat up the Terrace� chili cook-off at Centennial Terrace on Sept. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. Restaurant and amateur teams will vie for the “People’s Choice,� “Chef ’s� and the “Best Decorated Booth� awards. Teams will provide 15 gallons of chili and must register by Aug. 24. The cost is $75 for restaurants

and $50 for amateurs. Three levels of sponsorship opportunities are available. Proceeds from the event will benefit the visually impaired, Sight Center of NWO, Sylvania Area Family Services and other local charities. For more information, contact aklosterman@kingstonhealthcare.com.

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The BeInstrumental Foundation is holding a musical fundraiser, ‘BeMusical In The Park,’ at the Ward Pavilion at Wildwood Metropark on Sunday, Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music from local musicians, WSPD radio host Fred LeFebvre, childrens’ activities, a silent auction, raffles and refreshments donated by Barry Bagels, JoJo’s Original Pizza, and Subway will be offered. This year’s fundraiser will benefit the Cat Lambert Art and Music Education fund. Proceeds from ‘BeMusical in the Park’ will be used to provide music classes to area schools and community organizations and promote local events. Donated instruments will be accepted at the event and made

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Central’s legacy continues on grounds of new Mercy ER Center


Tim Koder, president of the Mercy Foundation, and John Harris, chairman of the Mercy Foundation Board, unveil the rendering of the new Central Elementary Cornerstone Garden as Imran Andrabi, Mercy’s president and CEO, made the announcement about the new garden at a recent press conference. As the construction of Mercy’s new freestanding emergency and diagnostic medical center at the corner of King Road and Central Avenue continues on course. Mercy and the Mercy Foundation recently shared plans to pay tribute to Central Elementary School, the former occupant of the site. The Mercy Health—Sylvania Medical Center is scheduled to open this fall and will begin offering access to quality healthcare services in an area where it previously did not exist. New for the facility is the plan to build an outdoor seating area, which will showcase the preserved cornerstone of the elementary school that once stood on the site. The Central Elementary Cornerstone

Garden at Mercy Health-Sylvania Medical Center will serve as a bridge between the past and the future. The $80,000 project will result in a park-like setting where the community can participate by donating an engraved brick or perhaps a bench or even a tree. “The preserved cornerstone from Central Elementary School will be incorporated into the landscape of the new freestanding emergency department as the centerpiece in the cornerstone garden,” said Imran Andrabi, Mercy’s president and CEO. “We hope this will be a place where those of us who have a personal connection to Central Elementary can invoke the nostalgia of the site and those of us who don’t can simply come to enjoy.”


“Mercy has served this region for 160 years and the foundation, driven by generous donations, works to support educational and community health programs and help extend access to medical care throughout the region,” said Tim Koder, president of the Mercy Foundation Board. “Because of our strong heritage, we recognize the importance of preserving history and so we’re proud to be a part of this project.” Among those who have already pledged to make the garden a success are Hplex Solutions and Rudolph Libbe, which have led the medical center project for Mercy in a stellar and safe manner. These two Ohio companies understand the importance of what the elementary school meant to the community and are donating a plaque to the site that will give the history of the school and thank the donors who made the garden possible. The cornerstone garden is an important piece of the new Mercy Health-Sylvania Medical Center, which will offer area residents a convenient place to go when they experience medical emergencies, from stroke

and heart pains to head injuries and sports and orthopedic injuries. The 24-hour, sevenday-a-week facility offers not only treatment for emergencies but also state-of-the-art imaging, including CT scans, digital X-rays and ultrasounds, and out-patient laboratory services. The facility has quick in and out access as well as an onsite helicopter pad. Mercy Foundation has launched a special website www.foundation.mercy.com/centralmemorial for the memorial garden project to give those interested in helping to preserve the legacy of Central Elementary School an opportunity to participate. Three sizes of brick pavers are available. The 4-inch by 8-inch paver can have up to three lines of copy with 12 spaces each and is $150. The 8-inch by 8-inch paver with four lines of copy is $200; and the 12-inch by 12inch paver can accommodate four lines with 13 spaces each for $275. A tree memorial with an engraved stone featuring two lines of copy with 25 spaces for each line is $500 and a bench with two lines of copy with 25 spaces for each line is $3,500.

site in 2004-2005. “When the Sylvania School Board made the five-acre parcel available in 2012 on King Road at Sylvania Avenue adjacent to Sylvania Southview High School, this seemed to be an ideal location for our new branch,” Scoles said. The library also purchased smaller parcels in 2013 and 2014 bringing the total to seven acres. The Sylvania Public Library was founded in 1927 and moved to its present location in

1958. It merged into the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library system in 1970. The building was extensively remodeled in 198990. Sylvania is one of the busiest ToledoLucas County Public Library branch locations in terms of circulation and reference questions and is scheduled to be renovated once construction is completed on the new King Road Branch facility.

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A Visit to The Shop at The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio

Having a grandmother who suffered from macular degeneration and hearing loss, I was familiar with The Sight Center’s services for the blind, visually and hearing impaired. I was interested in learning about the organization’s latest endeavor. The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio opened up “The Shop� on March 31 of this year as part of a strategic plan that also included expanding its recreational activities

and updating its lobby. “Now people can walk around and ‘test drive’ items,� states Stacey Butts, executive director of The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio. “‘The Shop’ is set up like a home. Visitors can go through the kitchen and bedroom areas and find items that will assist them in maintaining their independence. Many times people inquire about having a service provider come to their home after seeing and understanding the numerous things we can do for them from visiting ‘The Shop.’�

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Gains InSIGHT would not desire a talking scale if I were hearing challenged but could see how the other items would enhance the lives of the visually and hearing impaired. “The Shop� carries hand-held and stand magnifiers, talking watches, large print telephones, large pill boxes, lighting products, and tactile marking devices. “Some people just come in for magnification devices and we sell them off the shelf. Previously, there was more of a process to get equipment,� Butts said. “For the deaf and hearing impaired there are numerous products such as flashing smoke detectors, vibrating alarm clocks and adjustable volume telephones.� My game-playing grandmother

Butts finds working for the organization rewarding. “A woman came in carrying a photo of her deceased husband,� she recalls. “She wanted to try out the magnifiers and CCTV (closed circuit television) because she had not been able to see her loved one’s face in years.� “The Shop� is just a small part of the many services that the organization provides. “We are moving in a great direction,� she states. “I am so proud and excited to be part of it.�

Mike Mathis, a Metroparks environmental educator, recently stepped off the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency vessel Lake Guardian after a weeklong research excursion on Lake Michigan. Mathis was one of 15 educators chosen from more than 60 applicants to collect data alongside EPA scientists July 12-18 as part of the Lake Michigan Shipboard Science Workshop. “The experience was once in a lifetime,â€? said Mathis. “I learned so much about scientific research and the Great Lakes. With this knowledge I hope to develop new Great Lakes programming for Metroparks.â€? Thanks to facilitators from Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG), the workshop afforded teachers an opportunity to work alongside four scientists from the U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Loyola University Chicago. Teachers evaluated the presence of microplastics and assessed the impact of aquatic invasive species—particularly zebra and quagga mussels—on Lake Michigan’s ecosystem. They were able to analyze the samples in onboard laboratories. The goal is for teachers to take their experiences back to the classroom and inspire their own students to want to do scientific exploration of the Great Lakes. “Educators were immersed in authentic, place-based learning, working side by side with scientists to address current environmental issues. Using innovative sampling and monitoring equipment, teachers were provided with once-in-a-lifetime professional development experience to explore science up-close and personal,â€? said Terri Hallesy, IISG education coordinator. Lessons focusing on food-web dynamics, endangered and invasive species, climate

Mike Mathis change, plastics pollution, water contaminants Mike Mathis and stewardship opportunities for students throughout the basin helped educators connect the research they were doing to their classroom curriculum. The Lake Michigan Shipboard Science Workshop was supported by the EPA through funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Center for Great Lakes Literacy (CGLL) cgll.org. The Center for Great Lakes Literacy is a collaborative effort led by Sea Grant educators throughout the Great Lakes region. CGLL fosters informed and responsible decision-making that advances basin-wide stewardship by providing hands-on experiences, educational resources and networking opportunities. Teachers tweeted and blogged about the cruise as well. Weblogs are posted at www.cgll.org/category/shipboard-science/2015-lake-michigan-shipboard-science/. IISG is part of NOAA Sea Grant, a nationwide network of 33 science-based outreach and education programs.

would have loved the large print Bingo and playing cards. “The Shop� carries Braille Uno cards as well.

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Stacey Butts, executive director of the Sight Center of Northwest Ohio, demonstrates how magnifiers and closed-circuit televisions can enhance the lives of the visually impaired.

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Meet DSA member Jen Linehan of Beautiful Blooms by Jen

Jen Linehan Southview graduate Jen Cummins Linehan discovered her passion for floral design as a high school horticulture student. She followed her chosen career path at The Ohio State University and returned to Sylvania where she realized her dream of operating her own floral design shop. Five years ago she opened Beautiful Blooms by Jen at 5646 Summit St. in downtown Sylvania. Thanks to her innovative designs and emphasis on personalized customer service, Linehan’s business continues to grow at a rapid rate.

“We really exceeded all expectations for the shop,” Linehan reflected. “We were just busting at the seams in the Summit Street shop and there was no room for expansion. When the opportunity to lease the building at 6915 W. Central Ave. presented itself, it just made sense for us to open a second shop there.” “Actually, I never planned to have a second store, but our need for more work space prompted that move,” Linehan added. While the Summit Street location will continue to be the primary floral design center, gift items and gourmet food items will also be available for customer convenience. The Central Avenue store has a large inventory of gift items along with a variety of the trendy new air plants and succulent gardens. In addition, graphic designer Kelly Henry of Uppercase Designs, has located her studio in the Central Avenue store and is available by appointment. She offers custom wedding invitation and other event designs, business cards and much more. Her line of notecards and stationery is on display and available for sale at the shop. Linehan, an active member and former president of the Downtown Sylvania Association since its inception, is a staunch advocate of the organization. “Being active in the DSA is such a benefit for small business owners. I was able to get to know and work with other downtown Sylvania business owners, which would not have happened without the DSA. When you know people, you are more likely to do business with and

support them,” she said. “Also, being involved with your community is important. You always get back much more than what you put in.”

‘Saleabration’ Set for Aug. 7

In celebration of her second store opening and for being the DSA Look Behind the Business, Jennifer Linehan and her staff will hold an all-day “Saleabration” at 6915 W. Central Ave. on Friday, Aug. 7. “We invite DSA members and the community to meet my staff and me,” Linehan said. “We’re plan-

ning a picnic featuring hot dogs and more. We will have samples of our gourmet foods all day. We will also have a kids’ class from 2 to 4 p.m.,” she added. Sample Saturdays will also be held through August. Guests will be encouraged to stop into the Central Avenue store and try samples of the gourmet food lines available at Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Also, look for the schedule of fall kids’ classes and adult classes for the holiday season.


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Melissa Mayfield, of Delicious Bakery, explained the baked goods available to Patty Mour and Judy Wenger.

Donna Farnsel, of Farnsel Farms, helped Joelyn Stone select produce.

Abbey Kontak, of All Juice, offered Jenny Legaks and her daughters Lukia and Vaslia juice selections.

Michele Ostermyer, of Grumpy’s Food Truck, tempted Chris Wegman with a cookie.

Hudson Gallery’s Summer Group Show runs through Aug. 13. The exhibition in the downtown Sylvania gallery, 5645 N. Main St., comprises the work of gallery represented artists. The common thread in all these

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Joe Stevens, of Stevens Farms, helped Judy and Dave Puckett select the perfect candy onions to buy.

Ashleigh Tresso, of Bumble, offered samples of her olive oil to Natalie, Amanda and Samantha Olria.

Don Hill, of Brickyard Sloppy Joe, showed the jarred product to Mike and Elizabeth Hoerner.

Lori Vincent talked about the baked goods available from Earth to Oven with Nancy Goettner.

Steve Colony, of Great Lakes Knife, Sharpening explained his services to Joe Karakas.

Ethan Aubry, of Garden Nursery, helped Alissa Zimmerman select a perennial to buy.

Jack Caris, of Olde Tyme Kettle Korn, sold a bag of his Kettle Korn to Tina Beadle and her children Brenna and Devan.

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Samantha Keil, of Louis Keil & Sons, helped Joelyn Stone with her purchase of produce.

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Creative Cups of Compassion Benefits SAFS

Dottie VanDrieson, of Sylvania Area Family Services, received a check from Todd Matteson, former Lourdes University’s Art Department chair, from the Creative Cups of Compassion program he originated. He and his students participated in raising awareness of hunger issues as well as money to combat local hunger.


‘Shop and Sip’ Benefits the Victory Center

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L-R: Kathy Schwartz and Michelle Keeling sipped and shopped for a great cause at the event held July 28 at the Paula Brown Shop.

L-R: Executive Director of the Victory Center Dianne Cherry and Lynn Chandler, also of the Victory Center, attended the nonprofit’s fundraiser. The Center provides education and services to cancer patients and their families.

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Changes are underway at Memphis Pearl Restaurant in SouthBriar Memphis Pearl is boasting several new changes. The restaurant, located at 5147 Main St. in the SouthBriar Plaza, has a new general manager, Christa Jiamachello. She and Chef Corey Cook have been working together to develop a new menu, which will be introduced in August. Many of the old favorites, such as the Memphis Garden Chicken and Chicken Scallops Supreme are being kept, but they have added several new dishes including Lobster Mac and Cheese, hand-cut, hand-dipped beer-battered onion rings, Ahi Tuna dinner, Surf and Turf with several options and more. “This new menu is much more contemporary and should appeal to a wide range of diners. We also have added many options and different ways to customize an entree to suit individual tastes,” Cook stated. Another innovation is the introduction of the “Early Bird” menu. “This menu is available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday evenings in our dining room. It includes entrees

geared towards those looking for lighter fare,” Jiamachello said, “We have noticed that many of our customers ask for boxes due to our generous portions and we want to accommodate everyone’s tastes." The Early Bird menu includes a soup and salad, harvest salad, orange roughy, fish and chips, Memphis meatloaf, perch sandwich, beef and noodles and roast beef and mashed potatoes. The Memphis Pearl has live entertainment every Friday evening from 7 to 10 p.m. including, on Aug. 7, Three's Company; Aug. 14 Kelly Broadway will perform; Aug 20, Johnny Rodriguez; Aug. 21, Route 64; and Aug. 28, Jim Young. Memphis Pearl also features a banquet center that can seat as few as 15 or as many as 130 people. “This center is available anytime and offers its own bar and a special menu,” Jiamachello explained. “The room is perfect for wedding showers and receptions, class reunions, birthday parties, funeral lunches and dinners and much more”

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Nationwide Insurance Agency opens in Country Square 16A | SYLVANIA ADVANTAGE | FIRST AUGUST 2015

Nationwide agent Dave Gluckle has opened his second office in Country Square Business Park, 5800 Monroe St., Building B2. Matt Brown, Amanda Millinger, Dee Sabo and Lisa Henneman join him. “We have a total of over 60 years of combined experience in the insurance business,” Gluckle said. “Matt takes care of the commercial and farm business while Dee and Amanda are our personal lines experts. Lisa takes care of the life and financial business and I do a bit of everything.” Gluckle said he assumed an office in Maumee in 2011, relocating from the Cleveland area where he grew up and began selling insurance in 1999. “When Nationwide asked me to move to Sylvania, we saw the advantage

for locating the office here,” he explained. “The office space works well for us now and there is room in the building to accommodate our anticipated growth. “This is a beautiful area and the new medical building will be an advantage for our business,” Gluckle added. According to Gluckle, Nationwide has an outstanding retirement package and is one of the largest financial companies in the nation. “We have an excellent investment program, which is great for IRA and other retirement accounts along with college accounts,” Gluckle stated. “While we also have a full range of insurance products, if we can't help our clients with our products, we can broker

with other companies or refer to other agents. We put our customers first and we have their best interests at heart.” Over the last 80-plus years, Nationwide, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, has grown from a small mutual auto insurer owned by policyholders to one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the world, with more than $135 billion in statutory assets. The company offers a full line of insurance products including auto, homeowners, renters, life and specialty, such as accident, general liability, identity theft, pet and farm insurance, along with a variety of business products. In addition, the company offers banking and investment services.

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Texxture relocates to King Road facility

Christy Weiss and Sue Ortiz were pleased to move their shop to the new King Road location.

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Sue Ortiz and Christy Weiss have relocated their salon, Texxture, to 3780 N. King Rd., in the building owned by Matthew Maley, D.D.S., and Doug Wampsher of Millstream Development Co. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had worked together for several years when we decided to open our full-service hair salon together five years ago,â&#x20AC;? Ortiz reported. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is something I have always wanted to do. I approached Christy, a longtime co-worker, about opening a salon of our own. We decided to take the good ideas we had seen and experienced in the different shops we had worked in and combine them in ours.â&#x20AC;? Weiss said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Earlier last year, we learned that our building had been sold and could be torn down sometime in the next few years. Since our lease expired the end of July, we chose to be proactive and find a new location.â&#x20AC;? The partners worked with Megan Malczewski, CCIM, of Signature Associates, who negotiated the lease for the 1,900 square feet of space. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really like this space,â&#x20AC;? the partners agreed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a great building in a beautiful location and we love the setting,â&#x20AC;? Weiss added. The space was configured to accommodate six styling chairs, a hair dryer and sitting area along with a processing room and a private room for facial waxing. Michelle Construction served as the gen-

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Low vision workshops scheduled at Senior Center

Jill Hunt, LSW, Case manager of The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio will facilitate Low Vision Workshops on Tuesday, Sept. 22 and Nov. 24 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Willow Room at the Sylvania Senior Center, 7140 Sylvania Ave. Topics to be explored l include: What is low vision? managing day-to-day activities; adapting to changes; and resources available to help with living independently. Seniors having an eye condition such as macular degeneration, glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy are encouraged to participate in The Sight Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vision Education Program. This is a free course open to seniors who are 55 years of age or older. For more information, call Sarah ReyesCairo at 419/885-3913 or email sarah@sylvaniaseniorcenter.org.


The Cognitive Center opens on Holland-Sylvania Road 18A | SYLVANIA ADVANTAGE | FIRST AUGUST 2015

Sherry-Ann Jenkins, Ph.D., and her therapy dog Jasper see patients in their new office. Sherry-Ann Jenkins, Ph.D., has recently opened The Cognitive Center at 4417 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd. She worked with Jim McGowan who helped her find and lease the 1,500 square feet of space. “While I am part of and started my practice at The Toledo Clinic, this location is perfect for me and my patients. We have easy access and convenient parking right outside my door. The office space works well and we even have a finished basement offering lots of storage,” she said. Dr. Jenkins is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the Academy of Neuroscience, the Academy of Cognitive Function, the Institute of Neuroscience, the Brain Research Institute, the Academy of Self-Reported Cognitive Impairment and Cognitive and Brain Function. She earned her doctorate in neuroscience, cognition and hearing from the University of California, Los Angeles. Patients who benefit from The Cognitive

Center include those from age 14 and up who experience memory loss; those who may be suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease; those experiencing chemotherapy-induced memory loss; patients suffering from head trauma or those with a history of head trauma; MS patients experiencing short term memory loss; and patients suffering from stroke, epilepsy or Parkinson’s disease. According to Dr. Jenkins, she performs comprehensive neuro-cognitive testing; orders blood tests to identify cognitive markers, PET scans and hearing screenings to identify the indicative cause for memory loss. “I use a holistic manner with a scientific approach for my patients,” she offered. “I use neuro-cognitive testing coupled with PET /CT scans to confirm my diagnosis. This also allows me to see what part of the brain is functioning well and helps me to design a protocol for each patient.” According to Dr. Jenkins, once the diagnosis has been completed and confirmed, she invites the entire family for a consultation. “That relationship with the family is most important and it is important to involve the entire family,” she noted. Dr. Jenkins works with each patient on three steps. “The first is to work on the diet and make any dietary changes necessary to support greater brain function. The second step is to work on the social aspects of each patient’s life. Many times, when a person is suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, he or she avoids contact with other people. My goal is to get the patient back out into society interacting with other people. The third step of my program is to design daily brain exercises geared to each patient that he or she will do daily for the rest of his or her lives,” Dr. Jenkins explained.

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She recommends counseling and/or support groups through the Alzheimer’s Association and other programs for patients, their families and caregivers. In addition, Dr. Jenkins recommends that her patients and family members volunteer up to three times a week at the Alzheimer’s Adult Day Care Center, or at another specific senior center or a youth center. Dr. Jenkins also stresses the importance of nutrition. “Many times, dietary changes are needed to enhance brain functioning.” She calls each patient and his or her family every three weeks as a follow-up to memory exercises, counseling, dietary changes and lifestyle changes. She schedules follow-up appointments every three months for assessment of memory and progression of the

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Mo Dari, president and CEO of The Oasis Restaurant & Delivery, has chosen to bring a unique dining experience to Sylvania. He has opened his seventh restaurant at 7614 W. Sylvania Ave., in Harvest Center adjacent to The Andersons Market. George Lathrop, of Tomahawk Development, negotiated the lease for the 2,600 square-foot-space. “We wanted to expand our business into the Sylvania area and this is a beautiful shopping center in a high-growth area,” Dari noted. “There is a lot of activity here and is a great location for The Oasis. George and his staff have been so helpful and great to work with.” “Our concept is simple,” Dari stated. “We bring the restaurant to you. People are so busy in today’s world, it is very hard for working parents to juggle schedules and find the time to prepare meals and be able to eat together. We want to help put families back around the dinner table. Customers can call in an order or order online and we will deliver it to your home any time from 10 a.m. to 3 or 4 a.m.”

The Oasis delivery team also brings orders to the workplace. “We have a large menu with something for everyone and we really try to listen to customer feedback so we can add what our customer asks for,” Dari explained. The current menu includes a selection of appetizers, gyros, quesadillas, chicken wings and chunks, pizza, calzones, sub sandwiches, hamburgers, pita wraps, signature salads, oven-baked pasta and more. Customers can build hamburgers and chicken to their specification adding a variety of cheeses, vegetables, condiments and extras such as bacon, grilled mushrooms or onions. Any sandwich can be turned into a combo with straight-cut fries and a 24-ounce soft drink. Pizzas can also be topped with a variety of meats and vegetables. The dessert menu incorporates Tofts Ice Cream offerings along with cheesecake selections, cookies or a baked s’more pie. “We also feature a catering menu with several entrees, party or salad trays, boxed lunches and sides,” Dari noted. While food delivery is a large part of the

Nicole Beat, of Sylvania, joined more than 27,000 Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants at the company’s annual seminar July 15 to Aug. 1 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Mary Kay Inc.’s annual seminar brings together Independent Beauty Consultants from across the country and around the world to celebrate their business achievements and provide education, recognition and motivation for the year ahead. Beat began her Mary Kay business in 2001

and is currently an Independent Senior Sales Director. Beat was recognized for achieving just under $400,000 in unit retail sales. “It felt great to be at Mary Kay Seminar celebrating my team’s achievements, learning more about Mary Kay and being recognized for my hard work,” said Beat. “This was my tenth seminar and each time I attend, I become more committed to my business. Mary Kay goes above and beyond to reward, motivate, teach and inspire, and I am truly grateful to be part of this company!”

business, customers can also come to the new restaurant and dine in or pick up their orders. The Oasis has a seating capacity of 22 and the dining room is open late. Other Oasis restaurants are located on Dorr Street near The University of Toledo and Laskey Road, as well as Maumee, Perrysburg, Bowling Green and Oregon. Dari originally moved to northwest Ohio from Ann Arbor to operate a pizza franchise. He and his partner, Muhannad Swidan, built their business from 1998 through 2006 when they left to build their own unique restaurant concept opening their first Oasis at 3303 Dorr St. Additional local investors were brought in

at the end of 2013. In addition to growing the restaurant business, Dari and his staff of over 350 people are very involved in each community they serve through their Oasis Lending a Hand program. Monthly charity drives are held along with several other fund-raising activities throughout the year. Several high school athletic teams participate in team meal programs through the seven restaurants. “We have an amazing team who has bought into the vision of the company and are growing The Oasis into an amazing company,” Dari stated.

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The Sylvanian You Need to Know BY MARY HELEN DARAH

Jeremy Baumhower, writer, entrepreneur, father and visionary

Buckle up and hold on if you ever have the pleasure of sitting down with Sylvanian Jeremy Baumhower. It’s an exciting ride navigating through the continual flow of thoughts, ideas and insights about life, the community and potential endeavors to enhance Sylvania. Baumhower has a reputation of knowing what is happening before it happens. The AdVantage discussed the past, present and hopes for the road ahead with the man known for having a pulse on the heartbeat of Toledo and Sylvania.

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Baumhower has lived in Sylvania for the past 10 years. “I grew up five miles east of here, which now feels like a whole different world,” he said. Before returning to the area he worked in radio. “I was offered to go to the number one rock station in Philadelphia. However, I returned from Philly because of the quality schools. I have a son who is ‘one of the 68’ (the probability of having a child with autism). Sylvania has a great reputation that is well deserved. Sylvania teachers are so loving and truly care. I have ADD. The condition makes me empathetic to my son’s condition. I understand my son’s communication better than most. Like him, my condition comes with a great deal of misunderstanding. In Sylvania Schools, differences are celebrated. It’s heartwarming to see. So many

times you only hear the bad things. Ten years of being in Sylvania has changed my son’s life. It gave him a future.” Upon his return to the area, Baumhower worked for Kiss FM/Tower 98. “I was a big fish in a smaller pond. I didn’t like my life,” he recalls. “I left radio and have no regrets. It is the best thing I have ever done besides being a dad—and that was by accident.” He quit radio and started a prep service, writing content and material for radio stations across the country. “I began writing personally as well and gained an audience in print and social media. I found it nice to demonstrate my art in a local platform,” he states. “I’m blessed with a natural gift of having a pulse of what is going on in the community. There are very special patterns and traits distinct to our area of the country. At times, it appears that we are beaten up but definitely not broken.” Baumhower believes his writing, charity work and serving on various boards has given his children life lessons. He said, “As a writer, it helps to visualize people’s fears, which are relatively the same for everyone. A lot of my writing stems from being nosey. I get lost in the lives of others. My words relate to people because they are brutally honest. I want my kids to speak their mind and to try bigger things without fear of failure.”

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Being true to his word, Baumhower fearlessly launched a kick start company and hopes to make Kringle Krumbs, a Christmas ale topper and a national product. “The company started because I like beer with sprinkled stuff on top,” he states. “I am excited to be a boss, help people and produce another great

product in northwest Ohio. The place where you open the can is perfect to fit little stories and facts about our city. We can sell our community in every can.” Baumhower hopes that Kringle Krumbs will allow him to reduce the time he spends writing for national radio stations. “My radio writing job gets me up at 2 a.m. I want Kringle Krumbs to become my freedom to implement other ideas. I want to write book and have a documentary idea.”

Future Dreams

Baumhower also has a vision for Sylvania. “I would love a multi-purpose theater with a stage in our downtown area,” he says. “I visualize the building having a vintage look—like it’s been here for 100 years— and a bar on the rooftop. Centennial Terrace is only available for three months. A theater could fill that gap and be the jump start for the arts, grow our culture and help Sylvania prosper. We have the best sports here from hockey to soccer and everything in between, great schools and a tremendous sense of community. Sylvania is turning over in age. It’s late 30s’ hip, not 20s’ hip. If we handle things correctly, we could truly see tremendous growth. The cool thing about technology is that you can work anywhere. I have the opportunity to move to bigger cities. It’s an active choice to stay. If you have any kind of family mindset, you will want to live here.” Jeremy Baumhower, CEO and founder of Kringle Krumbs, executive producer/owner of Mass Media Prep and columnist will be sharing his thoughts, ideas and “brutal honesty” in his forthcoming column among these pages.


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cookie or tacos packed with cheese and chips with ice cream. These meals can add up to an extra 1,000 calories to studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; diets along with filling their bodies with fat, sugar, sodium and processed chemicals. There are ways to create healthy lunches for your kids on a budget. Children/teens are constantly growing and moving. Therefore, it is vital they are properly nourished. For school lunches, I like to include a protein, a complex carb, a healthy fat and at least one serving of vegetables. Here are the easiest ways to include each nutritional component that can be packed with little to no difficulty.

Complex Carbs

Helena Darah All parents and educators know that August really is the month where summer unfortunately comes to an unexpectedly quick halt. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to start getting ready for the upcoming school year. While you are focusing on stocking up on school supplies, new clothes and rearranging schedules, you should also concentrate on coming up with new ideas for your childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lunches. With the childhood obesity rate skyrocketing over the years, school lunches can be a risk factor to your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health. Although there are healthy school options in cafeterias, the majority of meals are far from nutritious. Students can choose from a piece of pizza with a side of fries and a

If you are making a sandwich, use Ezikeal bread. It is gluten-free and made from unsprouted seeds and contains a lot of protein and fiber. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best bread to use. Fruits are also a complex carb. Bananas, apples, plums, pears, grapes and berries are the easiest to pack and grapes are awesome frozen! If you have plastic containers, you can prepare quinoa or baked sweet potatoes, but that is a little more difficult at the last minute. All beans, such as chickpeas or black beans are complex carbs as well (best to top on a salad or wrap in a whole wheat tortilla)


Proteins are a must in every meal. Proteins build muscle, keep you full and give you energy. The most common way people get protein is through meat. Yes, you can have deli meat for sandwiches but I advise you to read the labels and stay away from high sodium and sugars that some contain. It is best to go for lean turkey. You can also bake chicken in advance, slice it and keep in

a refrigerated container and use for lunches throughout the week. If your child is not a big meat fan, you can pack a protein bar, high protein Greek Yogurt or a protein shake. Just make sure to include a protein.


The easiest vegetables to pack are carrots, sliced cucumbers, peppers (green, yellow, orange or red), broccoli and celery. Salads are also very easy to make the night before. Simply add spinach or lettuce to a container and add your complex carbs, proteins and healthy fats and top with a low-sugar dressing.

Healthy fats

Healthy fats are easy to pack in lunches. Try nuts, nut butters, avocados and oils (used for salad dressing). Try to add about 1 - 2 tablespoons of healthy fats to each lunch. Getting ready to go back to school can be stressful. Trust me, I know. However, remember while youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re stocking up on new school supplies, make your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health a top priority. Food can be healthy AND delicious! Start your kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s year off the right and healthy way. Visit Sylvaniaadvantage.com for school lunch recipes!

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L-R: Sarah Berendt and Sr. Barbara Vano, director of campus ministry at Lourdes University, represented Lourdes University at the event held at the Monsignor Schmit CYO Athletic Complex on July 26.

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The next building on our tour of Main Street, in downtown Sylvania, is the two-story building at 5675 Main St. This building was occupied by Irv’s Auto Parts from 1972 through the end of 2012. In 2013, T K Lane’s Boutique moved into the first floor and is there today. Before the fire of 1887, as early as 1843, this was the side yard of Dr. Horace Green. As I already mentioned in the last issue, his house was located on the property just to the south. In 1854, Dr. Green’s widow sold the property to Dr. Charles Kennedy. In 1856, Levi Bradley purchased the property and constructed a grocery store. He operated Bradley’s Grocery Store until the Civil War ended in 1865. William B. Warren purchased the building in 1865 and operated Warren Groceries & Agricultural Implements until the big fire in April of 1887 destroyed the original structure. While Warren operated his retail store here, he and his son were also operating an undertaking business down the street. According to the newspapers, Warren lost the structures he was occupying, but was able to save all the stock from his mercantile store and all the furniture from the undertaking business. But Warren’s biggest loss came five days after the fire when his only surviving son died at the age of 25, as a result of smoke inhalation from working to save the furniture and stock of the two businesses. Warren immediately rebuilt his mercantile building later in 1887, which is the one you see today. In 1894. he rented the second floor of the building to the Sylvania Grand Army of the Republic where this organization met for years. The Women’s Relief Corp. of Sylvania also sub-leased the second floor where they also held their meetings for many years at the same time. The minutes of the Women’s Relief Corp. still survive and are among the records held by the Sylvania Area Historical Society. Those minutes have many entries that refer to this building. For example, in 1897 the minutes indicate that “Mr. William Warren had given the WRC permission to decorate the second floor by painting the woodwork and wallpapering the walls.”

The day after Christmas in 1897, William W. Warren died and this building was transferred to his widow, Sarah Warren. She rented the first floor to Morris Crum, who ran a grocery store here, while Barney Clark operated his meat market in the back portion of Mr. Crum’s store. During this time, the G.A.R. and W.R.C. were still holding their meetings and public events on the second floor. Eugene C. Edson, a retired railroad teleraph operator, started renting the building in 1900. He came up with the idea to have citizens of Sylvania phone their grocery orders in and have them delivered by the end of the day. Edson opened the “Phone Grocery Store,” which he ran until 1907. Barney Clark continued to operate his meat market in the rear portion of the building. In 1907, Mrs. Warren had a dividing wall built on the first floor and started renting out the two different spaces until 1933. The occupants of the south half of the building from 1907 to 1933 were: 1907 to 1908 – Wagonlander’s Dry Goods store 1908 to 1927 – Barney Clark’s meat market 1927 to 1933 – Julius and Rachel Weintraub’s Leader Store – clothing store The occupants of the north half of the building from 1907 to 1933 were: 1907 to 1910 – Walter Pollock’s Phone Grocery Store 1910 to 1914 – Hubert Shanks & Son’s Phone Grocery Store 1914 to 1926 – Albert Miles’ Phone Grocery Store 1926 to 1933 – Kroger Grocery & Baking Company The 1914 photo shows the inside of the north half of the building with Albert Miles, and other employees, at “The Phone Grocery.” In 1916, Albert and Elva Miles purchased the building from Sarah Warren. They continued their phone-in grocery business in the north half of the building and rented the south half to Clark for the meat market until 1927, and then to the Weintraubs for the clothing store. In 1927, a building permit was issued to Mrs. A.R. Miles to add a 20-foot by 20-foot addition to the rear for the Leader Store.


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Another building permit was issued to her in 1928 to put in a new front on the building for the Kroger Company. By 1933, the Kroger Grocery & Baking Company had outgrown the north half of the building and since the Weintraub’s were making plans to move their Leader clothing store into another building on Main Street, Kroger took over the entire building. A building permit was approved by Sylvania Village Council on Sept. 22, 1933 on behalf of Kroger Grocery Company, giving them permission to remove the center wall, put in a steel beam and install an entire new front. The owner of the building at this time was still listed as Mrs. A.R. Miles. A Dec. 20, 1934 advertisement said “Christmas Greetings – Kroger Grocery & Baking Co. – Jack Holt and Henry Schwartz. In June of 1938, a building permit was issued to Elva K. Miles, the building owner, to make repairs on the second floor, repair the plaster, repair interior walls, and replace the stairs leading to the second floor. Then, in July of 1938, she obtained a building permit to install a metal frame window on the south wall of the second floor. In September of 1949, she replaced all the windows in the building. The Kroger Company continued to operate at this site until 1951, the entire time leasing from Elva K. Miles. Thanks to our local newspapers of 1951 it was recorded that the last day the Kroger Company occupied this building at 5675 Main St. was on Feb. 24. 1951. On that date the Kroger Company moved their existing stock to their “ultramodern” newly constructed building down the street at 5735 Main St., in the building where the Element 112 Restaurant is located today. In 1951, after the Kroger Company vacated the building, the following businesses occupied the building: 1951 to 1961 – Charles Company (clothing store) 1961 to 1964 – J. J. Hes Company (clothing store) 1965 to 1972 – McGee’s Automotive 1973 to 2012 – Irv’s Auto Parts 2013 to current – T K Lane’s Boutique After the owner of the building, Elva K. Kingsbury-Berry-Miles, died in 1958, the property transferred to her brother, Joseph K. Kingsbury, and then to Richard M. Kingsbury of Adrian, Mich. until 1983. During those years, on July 24, 1972, a building permit was granted to replace the back wall of the building and install a new door, and then on June 15, 1973, a new sign permit was issued for Irv’s Auto Parts. In August of 1981, the city of Sylvania purchased the building from Richard Kingsbury on a land-contract agreement while Irv’s Auto Parts was still leasing the first floor and tenants were living in apartments on the second floor on a month-to-month basis. That land-contract was paid in full in 1983 and then the city sold the building to Joel and Gary Scheinbach. Soon after, they entered





into a grant agreement with the city for a 50/50 grant to aid them in the rehabilitation of the exterior of the building. On Feb. 7,1984, Herman Brothers Construction Company obtained a building permit to install a new storefront on the building. This project was finalized early in 1984. In 1987 the building transferred into Joel Scheinbach’s name and was owned by him until 2012 when he sold it to NZRD Properties of Toledo Inc.


Sylvania student to Sylvania teacher BY MARISA MERCURIO For many adults, their elementary school recalls an array of nostalgic and affectionate childhood memories. I myself warmly recollect years of Scholastic book fairs, swaying tires on the playground, and the occasional 1950s-themed dance, and, of course, the influence of my teachers. As we progress into adulthood with careers that may take us across the state or indeed the country, elementary school often remains in memory only. But, for a select few others, elementary school is a place to return and to give back. Among the new teachers for the fall 2015

school year is Michelle Vince, who went through the Sylvania Schools system from kindergarten through her high school graduation. She attended Highland Elementary, McCord Junior High, and Northview High School, and will now be teaching fourth grade at Hill View Elementary. Teaching in Sylvania Schools seems to have become somewhat of a family tradition. Vinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother, Karma Vince, who recently won a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, has taught math at McCord Junior High and is now teaching the same subject at Arbor Hills. Michelle Vince, however, chose to


teach a slightly younger age group, stating that she wanted to teach a multitude of subjects and has a particular affinity for elementary-aged students. She shared, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am excited to join the team of teachers that Sylvania has. I feel lucky to have grown up attending Sylvania schools and look forward to teaching in them. I hope I can give back some of what I got out of going to school here.â&#x20AC;? Vince graduated from Eastern Michigan University and is currently earning her masters degree from the University of Toledo.


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This summer a spelling bee will take stage at Northview High School, but this is a spelling bee unlike any other. For the first time in its

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468. Included were Southview senior Sara Young who became Clerk of Court of Common Pleas; Northview senior Kathleen Duwve who became City Director of Public Safety; Southview senior Pallavi Lanka who became county treasurer; and Northview senior Madisen McGranahan who became Nationalist Central Committeeman. The young women have been invited to be part of the Americanism program scheduled for Sunday Feb. 28, 2016, at the Joseph Diehn Post in Sylvania.

L-R: Madison McGranahan, Kathleen Duwve, Pallavi Lanka and Sara Young. The 69th annual American Legion Auxiliary Buckeye Girl Sate session was held June 14 – 20 at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. Nearly 900 young ladies from across the state of Ohio had a week filled with campaigning, elections, and running their city, county, or state governments. They shared and actively participated in BGS government activities and gained many new friendships. Sylvania participants were sponsored by the J. W. Diehn American Legion Auxiliary unit

and the students chose the newer and popular musical. In addition to its run at Northview at the end of August, Davis and his students are hoping to submit the musical to Ohio’s State Thespian Conference to perform at the weekend event in which theatre students from all over the state convene to attend shows and workshops. Northview has previously taken shows to States, most recently “The Sound of Music” in 2013. Humorous, playful, and earnest, “Spelling Bee” will give the students a chance to perform a slightly more mature musical. With the variety of musicals and plays showcased at States, of varying levels of maturity, Davis stated,

“Our talent here at Northview is second to none. Some of them will go on to study theatre in college, where they will perform shows like ‘Spelling Bee.’ It’s a way to push our program and to give more opportunities to our students.” The “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is presented through a partnership between the Northview Theatre Boosters and the Sylvania Arts Commission. The performances are Aug. 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 23 at 2:30 p.m., at Northview’s Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students, and will be available at the door or for preorder at northviewtheatre.org.

Google selects Jin

Richard Jin, 17, of Sylvania, has been selected as a regional finalist for the 2015 Google Science Fair competition, the largest online science fair in the world open to students age 13-18. Richard’s project on developing low cost and environmentally friendly solar cells, beat out thousands of submissions from countries around the world and is one of only three finalists chosen from Ohio. Richard will now move on to the next round of judging to have a chance to present his project at Google Headquarters and win $50,000 in scholarship funding.

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Looking Poverty in the Face

What do you do when you see unhoused people on the streets? Perhaps you take note of poor hygiene and missing teeth. Perhaps you Schuyler Stupica tell yourself they are unmotivated or irresponsible, and therefore deserving of their current situation. Or perhaps you look away so that you don’t have time to truly see them at all. Until recently, I sometimes found myself falling into the latter camp. Poverty is

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messy, and the discomfort it causes can lead even well-intentioned people to pass judgement or avoid dealing with it altogether. I was recently given the unforgettable opportunity to spend four and a half days looking poverty in the face. I will never see it the same way again. On July 16, I joined five high school students, two college volunteers, and three adult leaders in embarking on a poverty immersion program called 4.5. This unique program is the brainchild of Steve North, head of LifeLine Toledo and one of the city’s most prominent figures in poverty alleviation efforts. On our first day he took us to the soup kitchen of the Cherry Street Mission and led us into the storage room’s enormous walk-in freezer. Instead of giving us a tour, however, once everyone was inside Steve closed the door and turned off the lights. We stood in silence for an entire five minutes, confused and increasingly uncomfortable. Then, Steve broke the silence. “This is what it’s like to live in poverty,” he said in a powerful voice, “It’s cold, and it’s dark.” For over twenty bone-chilling minutes, he went on to tell stories of the horrors of poverty. The cold was painful and the darkness was impenetrable. The difference between us and the people on the streets? We knew it was going to end. That night we had dinner with the residents at St. Paul’s Community Center: our first of many opportunities to encounter the homeless over a meal. We learned early on that isolation—not lack of food or shelter— is the worst part of living in poverty, and so for the rest of our 4.5 experience the emphasis was on building relationships. Whether we were seated at tables with St. Paul’s residents or seated on benches sharing sack lunches with people on the street, I repeatedly found that all it took was a handful of stu-

dents expressing genuine interest in the lives of those we encountered to replace shame and discomfort with community and fellowship. The next morning we ate breakfast with guests at Helping Hands of St. Louis soup kitchen before venturing out into the pouring rain for a day on the streets. After being split into two groups and each given $1 to feed ourselves, we were told that we had recently arrived in Toledo and had to figure out how to contact and meet a friend who had offered to help us find a job...all without using a cell phone. So with no resources and a very limited understanding of how to navigate downtown Toledo, my group set off. It was challenging work, and all the while I thought about how much more daunting and monotonous the task would be if I had to do it nearly every day, alone. Getting lost in a city when you’re with friends can be fun; getting lost in a city when you’re by yourself is terrifying. Our ‘friend’ had instructed us to meet him at the office of Toledo Streets, and so at 3 p.m., we all gathered in their modest headquarters. This street newspaper is sold by vendors in Toledo as a source of economic empowerment. We spent the next two hours standing at street corners in orange vests, trying to sell the papers at $1 each. In two hours, I sold five. I experienced what it’s like to be purposefully and repeatedly ignored and avoided... and I didn’t even have the added challenge of appearing homeless. The next morning we volunteered at the Community Picnic, an event which traces its roots to the founders of Food for Thought and which gathers people of all walks of life to share a free meal. There was lively conversation and an almost tangible sense of community: the most powerful weapon in combatting the isolation of poverty. We then boarded the bus that would take us to the home of a squatter named Dennis. As we disembarked from the bus and beheld the home Dennis had made for himself next to an abandoned warehouse, I could hardly believe my eyes. Save for a trailer, a caged enclosure for two black labs, and a path for walking, every inch of the property was covered in piles of stuff. It was unlike anything I had ever seen, and at first there was a part of me that wanted to turn back and leave. However, as I helped Dennis around his property and came to know the man behind

the stuff, everything changed. I listened raptly as Dennis taught us about the origins of many of his antiques and recounted some of the hundreds of concerts he had attended in his youth (their dates and all), as if he had a catalog for a brain. He was cultured, intelligent, and incredibly resourceful, and it didn’t take long for these qualities to become much more important to me than the details of where he lived. That night we all gathered around Dennis’s campfire, roasting hotdogs and marshmallows under the soft glow of scavenged Christmas lights. As our conversations carried on late into the night, something magical happened: a plot of land behind an abandoned warehouse became home. On our last full day of 4.5, we returned to Cherry Street Mission’s soup kitchen, this time to spend several hours in the dining area with those who had come for lunch. Here I got a taste of the mind-numbing monotony that comes with being homeless. Although I sat at a table with three guests who were fascinating to talk to (one of whom used to be a doctor in family practice), there were lulls in our conversation where I envisioned what it would be like if this was my daily reality. After a high school career of sometimes feeling stressed and overscheduled, I received a humbling reminder of a far worse alternative: boredom. Now that I have looked poverty in the face, I am no longer afraid of it. My 4.5 experience inspired me to restructure my life so that I may work to address this systemic and pervasive injustice that plagues Toledo. Fortunately, I am not alone. 4.5 is a movement that people do not abandon; one of our college volunteers took time off from her summer job and drove three and a half hours to help lead the July program and a group of my 4.5 peers has already agreed that our next step is to volunteer together at the Universal Health Fair. Most if not all of the people with whom I shared my 4.5 experience will be reunited at next month’s Community Dinner, an event hosted at Steve’s home on the first Saturday of every month where over one hundred people from all walks of life gather for food and fellowship. Clearly, this is a spark that will not be extinguished. Just as I did the night we went dumpster diving, for the rest of my life I intend to get my hands dirty.



Lourdes University announces groundbreaking ceremony for recreation center

An aerial view of the Mid-Campus area at Lourdes University. Lourdes University President David J. groundbreaking ceremony will begin at 2 Livingston, Ph.D., and Board of Trustees p.m. on Sept. 2, 2015, at the Convent Blvd. Chair, Ernest C. Enrique, announced the entrance of the mid-campus in Sylvania, groundbreaking ceremony of the Russell J. Ohio. Light refreshments will be served. Recreation Center, which Ebeid The Russell J. Ebeid Recreation Center encompasses the second phase of its Midwill feature indoor competition-level Campus Expansion project. The basketball and volleyball courts, home and

An artist’s rendering of the exterior of the Rec Center. visiting locker rooms, training room, Gray open in fall 2016. Wolves suite, ticket office, concession area, The nearly 49,000 square foot facility was two-story atrium with mezzanine level, designed by Stough & Stough Architects spirit wall, and offices for coaches. Fitness with an eye toward possible future components include cardio, yoga, free expansion. Seating capacity for games is weight, aerobics and spinning rooms; locker projected at 1,000. rooms; and classrooms. The facility will

On Aug. 18, the Sylvania Franciscan Village presents “The Encyclical on the Environment by Pope Francis: Highlights, Responses, and Spiritual Applications” at 5:30 p.m. in the Franciscan Center. Father Jim Bacik will summarize the major teachings of the Encyclical and suggest some practical applications. Father Bacik is a widely-regarded theologian, writer, lecturer and pastor who served as campus minister and adjunct professor of humanities at The University of

Program for students and permanent community members. His books include “Apologetics and the Eclipse of Mystery,” “Contemporary Theologians,” “Catholic Spirituality: Its History and Challenge,” and “A Light Unto My Path: Crafting Effective Homilies,” co-authored by Dr. Kevin Anderson. He has lectured throughout the United States as well as in Australia, China, Japan, Latin America and Russia. In November 2014, Lourdes University established the Father James J. Bacik

Pope Francis and his Encyclical on the Environment are focuses of Father Jim Bacik Lecture Toledo for more than 30 years. Ordained in 1962 as a priest for the Diocese of Toledo, he served at St. Mary’s Sandusky, St. Thomas More Bowling Green and Corpus Christi University Parish in Toledo. As pastor of Corpus Christi, he led several important initiatives including establishing a Chair of Catholic Studies at The University of Toledo; building a new church and parish facility; organizing the nationally acclaimed Christian Leadership Program; and promoting an extensive Christian Service



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Dan Krueger became the latest addition to the Lourdes University baseball program after signing a letter of intent Dan Krueger to transfer to the school from Macomb Community College to continue his collegiate career. Mike Vomastek has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Lourdes after Dallas Riggs University transferring to the school from Saint Clair County Community College. Upon his arrival at Vomastek Lourdes, intends to study criminal justice. Glen Crabtree Dallas Riggs has signed a letter of intent to transfer to Lourdes University to play baseball where he will have three years of eligibility. Riggs arrives at Lourdes from Mesa Community College. Glen Crabtree has signed a letter of intent to continue his baseball career at Lourdes University. A native of Sullivan, Ohio, Crabtree was an All-Ashland County selection for Black River High School as a junior and senior.

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Zach Tisdale will continue his volleyball career at Lourdes University after transferring to the school this fall, head coach Greg Reitz announced. A native of Worthington, Ohio, Tisdale played two seasons at Lindenwood University. He appeared in just five matches over two seasons with the Lynx, but was twice named to the MIVA All-Academic Team. “We are very excited to add Zach to the

team this year,” Reitz said. “He comes to us from Lindenwood after two years of training with the team. He will have two years to compete as a Gray Wolf. Most of his experience is as a right side and I would expect him to compete in a similar role here, or possibly as an outside.”

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A Blast From the Past

The Babcock Dairy Federation team, also known as the Sylvania Merchants, posed for a 1935 photo. Standing are Harvard Brown, George Jaegle, Joe Connelly, Earl Donnell, Merv Daso, Bob Hollister and five men who are unidentified; kneeling, Art Bertling, Nellie Meyers, Ted Salwicz, Al Christian, Red Elton, Cal Wilson; sitting, Red Hilkins, Tubby Hawley, Bob Bowes, Claude Morette, Guy Decker and one man who is unidentified. This football team won six city middleweight titles. Ernie Curley submitted this photo in 1935. Sharon Fike, daughter of Joe Connelly, submitted the photo to the Sylvania AdVantage.




NV/SV Football Teams Meet at Brookview

Brad Barricklow, D.D.S., Peter Urbanik, D.D.S., and Todd Schultz, D.D.S., of Brookview Dental, welcomed team members from Northview and Southview high schools on July 23 to be fitted for new mouthguards to start the 2015 football season.

Dr. Peter Urbanik took an impression of Keyan Marshall of Southview.

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Jake Kupsky Jake Kupsky of Waukesha, Wis.., son of David and Karen Kupsky, and grandson of Brad and Martha Kupsky of Sylvania, was recently drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the seventh round of the NHL draft earlier this year. Kupsky, a graduate of Waukesha West High School, will attend and play hockey for Union College, Schenectady, N.Y. Kupsky, a goaltender, spent last winter playing for the North American Hockey Leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lone Star Brahmas in North Richland

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Harmony Harrington looked over the projects she made during art camp.

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Lance Boers talked about his art projects with his mother, Melissa, and dad, Dean.

Eleanor Megeath and her mom, Laura, looked over the work she did at camp.

Student volunteer Kim Mugford and Sylvania Historical Village Executive Director Andi Erbskorn celebrated the completion of another successful ArtVenture Camp.

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Mini Cooper owners attempt world record

Brian and Nancy Sniegoski, members of Northwest Ohio Mini Owners, met at Kroger on Monroe Street July 31 to head north to Mackinaw City, Mich. The group participated in the bi-yearly event, ‘Mini on the Mack,’ bringing together Mini Cooper owners from across the country in an attempt to break the world record of 1,450 Mini Coopers set in London in 2009.


Mini Cooper owners Karole and Rick Plentz, president of NOMO, will head to Birch Run (north of Flint) to have lunch at Tony’s. The group hopes to join the Detroit Mini Club and roll into Mackinaw City where they will line up Aug. 1 to cross the Mackinaw Bridge to St. Ignace, Mich.

Off they go! Once the group arrives in St. Ignace, they will park at the local hockey arena with the other Mini Cooper owners and receive the official number of Minis in attendance to determine if they broke the world record. In 2013, the group set an official world record by having a simultaneous horn honking to ‘Smoke On the Water’ by Deep Purple. A representative from the –by Mary Helen Darah World Book was on hand to make it official.

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How to prepare for a water emergency BY KEVIN ALLER

We all take clean, safe, and readily available water for granted. The harmful algae blooms are at the forefront of our area’s water concerns. However, in reality, there are many situations when a water supply may be temporarily interrupted due to natural or human causes – tornados, fires, floods, terrorism, etc. Any of these conditions can interrupt our water, and other services that we might take for granted. Water is the most important nutrient for our body. We use it for drinking, food preparation and hygiene. Because it is so critical, an emergency storage supply is desirable. The best option is to purchase bottled drinking water as this is the safest and most reliable emergency water supply. Keep bottled water in its original container until you need to use it. Observe the “use by” date and try to store it in a cool, dark



Departments Meet Budgets

Halfway through the year, all Sylvania Township departments are operating within their budgets, according to a report made to the trustees at their most recent meeting by David Simko, township fiscal officer. The midway point showed that most departments were doing somewhat better than expected in terms of revenue and all were below their budget allotment for expenses. The one department short on the revenue side is the fire department, but Simko said that at the time of the report they had not yet received money due for the second quarter of the EMS contract. He added that there is little departments can do about revenues since they are nearly all dictated by tax receipts, but that all employees should take credit for continuing to keep a close eye on expenses. He noted that at the six-month mark, departments could normally be at 50 percent of their budget limit for the year. He pointed out that the general fund is at 42.9 percent, the police fund is at 46.8 percent, and the fire fund 46.3 percent. Simko also said the road and bridge fund is at 32.1 percent of expected annual expenses, but that that number is due to rise and the department gets more heavily into road projects now that the weather has improved. Neal Mahoney, chairman of the trustees, agreed that township employees have done a good job controlling expenses but added that Simko deserves credit for keeping a close eye on the budget. The fiscal officer added that he is pleased with what he views as a general attitude that it’s up to everyone to see that expenses are kept down and that even small savings here and there can add up to substantial savings over a year.

Secure Internet Transactions

Residents who have agreed to a transaction over the internet will be welcome to complete that transaction at the Sylvania Township Police Department if they want an increased feeling of security. Police Chief Robert Boehme said there have been instances elsewhere where people have arranged for the sale of an item, but at the meeting they have been “robbed or beaten or worse,” the chief said. If a resident will feel more secure, he said they can agree to meet in the police department’s King Road parking lot. If the transaction is going to take place during business hours, the resident should go into the police station and notify the records clerk

location. How much to store is a common question. Needs will vary based on the household but, in general, store one gallon of water per person per day. It’s recommended that you store a three-day supply of water per person. A 24 pack of 16-ounce bottles contains three gallons of water and a 32 pack contains four gallons of water. So, each household needs no more than three cases of water to provide a three-day supply. Never ration drinking water. Drink the amount you need and head to the store tomorrow. Stores will continually restock the supply. If we all stay calm and only purchase what we need as we need it we will make it through any event that comes our way. Kevin Aller P.E., is the Director of Public Service for the city of Sylvania on duty. If it will be after business hours, the resident can use the intercom system in the building to directly notify the dispatchers. He said there are cameras always trained on the entire parking lot, but the best place would be near the front of the building. He noted that the cameras are able to get close-up images and can record faces, auto license plates, or anything else that might be helpful if a problem occurs. He said he doesn’t see a need to pull officers in who are needed on patrol, because the vast majority of sales negotiated on the internet go off as expected and without a problem. “Nevertheless,” he said, “if we can provide an extra level of a feeling of security, I think it’s a good service.” The chief said he is in the process of informing members of the department who will be involved, and expects the procedure to be in operation the first Monday in August.

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Don’t Drink and Drive is a phrase most people have heard since before they got their drivers license. Unfortunately, not everyone adheres to that phrase, sometimes with tragic results. Sylvania Township police through the first six months of this year have issued 69 cita-



Mid-year Financial Update

The first half of 2015 is complete and now is a good time to review city of Sylvania finances for the year to date by comparing actual revenue Mayor Craig Stough and expense figures to the 2015 Budget approved by city council in December last year. City spending has been reduced over the past few years to match lower levels of support from the state of Ohio, Lucas County property taxes, inheritance taxes and interest on city reserves. The 2015 Budget projected a balanced budget of spending and revenues. City revenues are on track as budgeted for the year, and income tax receipts are up 1.2 percent compared to the first six months of 2014. City expenses are also on track as budgeted. Through the first six months of 2015 there was a surplus, however, large capital improvement payments are scheduled for the second half of the year. City reserves have been used the last few years to balance the budget without raising taxes or reducing services. For 2013, about $1,000,000 was spent from reserves. In 2014, about $700,000 was spent from reserves. A baltions for drunk driving, a hefty increase from the 55 citations last year by the end of June. Deputy Police Chief Ray Carroll, of the township department, said the increase in arrests is not based on any one factor. “Our officers are always alert to the signs of a drunk driver, but we have not changed our emphasis. It could be that there are more drunk drivers, but I doubt that,” he said. The chief added that drunk driving statistics often show wide swings, and are based more on coincidence than anything else. If a drunk driver turns onto a street where there’s a police officer, he increases his chances of getting caught. Choose a different street, and there may not be an arrest, but there’s still an increased chance for an accident. Chief Carroll said there seems to be an increased awareness of the seriousness of drunk driving, but that too many people still

anced budget is projected in 2015, depending upon the level of income tax receipts and capital improvement spending. In the last few years, the city of Sylvania has lost over $2,000,000 of annual revenue. The Ohio Legislature eliminated the Ohio estate tax beginning January 1, 2013, reducing city revenue by about $750,000 annually. In addition, the state of Ohio reduced its decades long program of local government funds, costing the city another $345,000 of annual state revenue. Despite record State of Ohio surpluses, local government funds have not been restored to previous levels. The Lucas County Auditor's reduction of property values for 2013 meant the city lost $207,000 in annual revenue. Lower interest rates paid on city reserves has meant about $1,000,000 less in annual investment income. On the positive side, city income tax revenue has recovered and is now ahead of 2008 prerecession levels. For 2015, city spending has been reduced 4.2 percent from 2014 levels. Over the past few years, some vacated positions have not been filled while other positions have been merged. There continues to be fewer people working for the city of Sylvania now than in 1996. The 2015 budget established general fund spending of $10,793,000, which includes most city operations. There are separate funds for operations of the water and sewer departments.

seem to think otherwise. For them it would be a good idea to look at the growing number of arrests and change their attitude according to Carroll.

Community Affairs Office to Move

The Sylvania Township police department is moving the community affairs office from Mayberry on Centennial Road to the police headquarters on King Road. Chief Robert Boehme said the move is being made primarily for better coordination with other units in the department. He added that the sergeant in charge of the unit is at the headquarters and it makes more sense to have them together. He also noted that the move might be more convenient for the public. He said most everyone knows the location of the main police station, but not everyone was familiar with the Mayberry substation.




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have a webcam it has a built in microphone. She will answer your questions or refer you to a website. She can set appointments and reminders just like Siri. She virtually lives in your Windows machine and smart phone. To work as intended, Cortana will need to read your email and manage your schedule. She’ll need to know which sports teams you follow, the stocks you track, where you went on vacation, and dozens of other personal details. It’s an intimate relationship requiring enormous amounts of trust. I can see you rolling your eyes as you read this article but for those of us who rely on Siri and have grown to accept her, you too will get used to this new technology. Don’t worry, you don’t have to activate her. The longer you use her the more she will become a part of your everyday life. She will not work on Apple iPhones, but she will function on Windows smartphones. She even tells jokes. Seems like Apple was first again.

Internet Explorer is being replace by Microsoft Edge

This new and improved browser is nothing like the unreliable I.E. The company is just as fed up with it as you are. It just did not everyone. Back in those days, we didn’t know enough to care about what we (yes we, not they) were doing to our lakes and waterways. After last summer’s water crisis, we are more aware, but it’s still ‘them’ not us, so we shake our heads and wonder when they are going to do something about it. Well, as the old 70s comic strip Pogo said, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.” Two things happened in Maryland and along the Chesapeake that did not happen here, which is why we are just waking up to where we are. One was a business analysis of just what the economic implications of a dam-

work all the time. Browsers don’t need to do much, and extensions take care of many of the things that you want to add. However, the more crap you add to your browser, the more it gets bogged down. Edge doesn’t add a ton of junk, but what it does add is useful. One of the most long-standing criticisms of Internet Explorer is that it lacks basic interoperability with web standards and other browsers. Put another way, pages that render fine in Chrome, Firefox, and Safari may still be broken in Internet Explorer because it just has to be different. Microsoft Edge is not in that boat. Microsoft’s goal is the take the best of the other browsers and eliminate the bad stuff. Time will tell and so will I. Chrome and Firefox still are more popular but Edge is gaining ground.

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of fertilizers (no easy task, but a direct result of business involvement). Local and State waterquality laws were strengthened. The Bay improved. But here we are, 40 years later, and we in Ohio are just now beginning to say, “Oh, gee! What are we going to do about our drinking water?” Government efforts seem to be afraid of offending someone, or afraid of looking ‘too overbearing,’ so one year after having no water to drink, we can face it all again with no one having taken the lead in going anywhere. I noticed small stickers on the storm sewers in Sylvania (I was encouraged), but mine fell off before I could read it (Hint to the Public Works folks). It isn’t their problem, it is mine and yours. The fertilizer we use should not run off in a heavy rain. The water into the storm sewer should not contain our used oil, nor should the ground behind the garage. We should insist that those we have elected actually take the lead in establishing local informational meetings on future water quality. And we should swallow our political labels and work together for absolutely foolproof water quality ordinances and legislation. And it wouldn’t hurt to drive over a few bridges that tell me that, “This creek is a part of the Lake Erie Watershead. Treat it kindly”. Why do I care about this? It’s a gardening thing. It’s a Sylvania resident thing. It’s a Lake Erie thing. And I saw that it has taken 40 years to change people’s attitudes enough to bring back the Chesapeake. It’s one of my favorite places, as is the Lake Erie Watershead!

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THE STARS SPEAK Dear Readers, As we approach the end of summer, we realize, as always, change is constant through out the universe. And we are all part of this forever-changing cycle. Welcome August!

Sun in Virgo, Aug. 23

August/September will be a time where the Mercurial energy of Virgo is felt. The Sun’s transit of Virgo brings the focus as the beginning of the harvest season unfolds, to the summer crops. While the Sun moves through Virgo, we have the opportunity to make transitions, although in this case, any major moves should be held off until the Venus retrograde cycle subsides, after the first few days in September. Review, planning and mental preparation for imminent changes are excellent activities for the latter part of September.

New Moon in Leo, Aug. 14

Let’s unravel the sentiments of this New Moon in Sun-ruled Leo! It’s here to spark our creative fires and also bring illumination by shedding light into relationships and urging us to align with our truth and empowered selves. A great time to plant seeds for creative ventures and partnerships.

Full Moon in Pisces, Aug. 29

Pisces is known to be the most spiritual, imaginative, sensitive sign of the zodiac, and each year as the Sun transits this feeling-oriented water sign, it’s time to tap into your creative self. Everyone has at least a little bit of the artist in them! Follow your intuition, pursue your dreams and watch the magic begin!


Venus in Leo until July 18 moving into retrograde July 25 through September, 2015

As Venus, the planet of pleasure and play, continues in the fiery, intense sign of Leo, we may find ourselves more enthusiastic, romantic and loving life as a whole. However, its conflict with transiting Saturn in retrograde until the 18th may trigger issues surrounding love as well being a bit hasty where spending is concerned. Venus is the planet that rules, love, social interactions, beauty, values money and partnerships, both work and personal. When in retrograde, it begins to create havoc in areas where it is placed in your birth chart. This is not a great time to initiate a love relationship, or to end one. More importantly, it is a good period to reconstruct your own values,

to revisit situations that may need some type of closure. Also, if you are planning for ANY type of reconstructive surgery, to beautify, or to make changes in your home, or if you are thinking about financial planning, or making a huge investment, consider holding off. Think twice. If possible, hold off until Sept. 9, 2015, or later.

ARIES (March 20-April 19)

As Venus retrogrades your area of love and speculation, you may find yourself risktaking in areas of love and or speculation. Love can be quite interesting and unpredictable, as would be chance-taking. In addition, this months Full Moon in Pisces in the hidden sector of your chart unleashes your inner thoughts. Time to revisit what has been left on the back burner.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

As much as you resist change, you’re now being forced to make some necessary decisions involving your home base. For the next few months or so, make the most out of unexpected upheavals - try to see opportunities where others may see pitfalls. As Venus transits your area of home, you may become more introspective, more willing to take on more tasks. The desire to nest is indicated; however, you may be taken aback by expense. Also, this months Full Moon in Pisces fortifies friendships.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

You may find yourself suddenly thrust into a new opportunity, or you may realize that your potential is higher than what you are recognized for. Nonetheless, it’s important that you stand still, and not make quick, rash decisions, enticing and unrealistic as it may seem. Venus in retrograde, in your area of everyday affairs and thoughts, cautions you to be aware of not only what you are saying but how you are saying it. Also, this month’s Full Moon in sensitive Pisces hovering over the zenith part of your chart idealizes your work conditions. Emotions run very high.

CANCER (June 21-July 20)

Financial matters, love or money could flourish this week with both Venus, and the transiting Sun in balance to your own sign. However, as careful as you are with your pennies, you may find yourself during this Venus retrograde a bit out of character, spending more than even you anticipated. Also, since you are ruled by the Moon, you will feel this transit of the Full Moon in Pisces as it takes place in your area of higher aspirations. This is a strong cycle to seek out your higher self.

LEO (July 22-Aug. 22)

As Venus, the planet of pleasure and play, turns retrograde in your own sign, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain as you clearly focus on long-term financial goals. In addition to this, love matters new or existing may take on a new perspective. During this time, you may begin to see your partnerships from a completely different angle. Money matters can be unpredictable due to the Full Moon in Pisces, so be extra careful.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

An unusual transit as Venus turns retrograde in the private, secretive sector of your chart. Reflection is the key as you see yourself clearing out past and negative patterns. In addition, this is an important period for clear agreements, both on a professional or personal basis as this month’s Full Moon in Pisces illuminates relationships.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Venus retrogrades in your area of friendships and group connections. You may find yourself pulling back and having to reset your dial when dealing with others. As the scales of balance are your trademark, this is a period to get equal time for yourself. Also,

this month’s Full Moon in Pisces encourages health and fitness. Time to get yourself back on track.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

may find yourself feeling more creative than usual. In addition, your area of love and partnerships may be going through a bit of a shift as Venus in retrograde may bring important matters to the surface.

PISCES (Feb. 19- March 19)

Venus retrograding at the culminating point of your chart places focus on career aspirations, whether to do or not to do. This is the question. This can be an opportune time to plan, then implement. Finish leftover projects, get back on track. Also, the Full Moon in your fifth house of love matters places the heart in a sensitive place. Though you are not the impulsive type, this can bring haste and emotion into the equation.

You may feel a sense of urgency this month as your need to focus on health and fitness is increased as Venus in retrograde encourages fitness. During this period many areas of your life may feel challenging; it is basically up to you to create the balance. Also, the Full Moon in your own sign places the limelight on you.

For the next few months, take each day as it comes, and be cautious when taking on too many unnecessary obligations. It’s time for you to focus on your own needs for a change. As Venus retrogrades in your area of knowledge, you may suddenly become more in-tune to your inner thoughts as awareness is intensified. Also, this week’s Full Moon accents romance, new or existing.

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Verbal emotions run high this week, so be careful of delivery. This week’s Full Moon accents your self-expression house, so you may find yourself a bit more out there then you expected. Also money related matters can be unpredictable as this month’s Full Moon in Leo can be chaotic. Also, love can be crazy and not defined.


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CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

As always, watch your pennies as the Full Moon accents your second house of finances, stimulating your desire to spend way over your means. Also, you find yourself seeking out better ways to create additional income. This is a strong, and positive cycle for you as your energy is given a face-lift. You


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Retrogrades occur when a planet moves closer to the earth, thus increasing the vibration of whatever energy that particular planet rules. For many of us, retrogrades can be stressful due to the intensity of the energy at hand. Every two years or so Venus, the planet of pleasure and play, turns retrograde. Since Venus rules love, as well as money, many of us may find ourselves in the position to reevaluate our love matters, whether new or existing, as well as our financial structure. Saturn in retrograde (ending Aug. 1, 2015) allows facing our consequences, specifically in areas of money, personal resources and partnerships. It’s a form of unearthing, so to speak, in every aspect of our lives. A period in which we rehash and reexamine patterns from our past, as well as our present. Endurance and rethinking are the key points of this retrograde. Those born under Taurus, Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio, and Capricorn (since it is your ruling sign) will be especially affected. However, wherever the retrograde is taking place in your chart is where the influence is expressed.


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Milton Aellig

Milton J. Aellig, 100, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away peacefully at Ebeid Hospice Residence, on Friday, July 17, 2015. He was born in Toledo to John & Emilie Aellig. Milton was a mechanical engineer for Baker Brothers Company, Glass Line Corp. and Excelo Corporation. He was master of his trade and designed machinery to grind the glass for the first television picture tubes and curved automobile windshield glass. Milton loved using his mechanical engineering skills to make just about anything he needed to get a job done. He continued to have an amazing memory, including his childhood from the age of two, even into his 100th year. He was a treasure trove of information, and never passed up an opportunity to tell a good joke. Milton will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He has left an enduring mark in this world. He loved and thanked the Lord every day for his life and for his family. “Well done good and faithful servant, well done!” Milton was a witty and wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and special friends, George and Linda Boerger, who counted him as their very own. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter Karen (Ron) Winslow, daughter-in-law Mary Aellig, grandchildren; Lisa (Sean) Jorgensen, Amy (Nick) Gorman and Aaron (Amanda) Winslow, Michele (Jim) Mueller, Michael (Jackie) Aellig, great-grandchildren; Tylar Gorman, Rory Jorgensen, Owen Jorgensen and John (Sara) Aellig. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Dolores, son John and nephew Tom Roder. Arrangements were entrusted to Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania, Ohio. Those wishing to make a donation in Milton’s memory may wish to consider Zion Lutheran Church, 8307 Memorial Hwy., Ottawa Lake, Mich. 49267.

Betty Jane (Rober) Huber

We, as a family, are celebrating the life of our mother, sister, grandmother and greatgrandmother who went to be with the Lord early Sunday morning on July 19, 2015, at Hospice in Greenville, Ohio. She lived a wonderful life of

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85 years and almost 9 months! Betty was born on Oct. 27, 1929. She graduated from Sylvania High School and married Gerald Nicholas Huber on July 23, 1948. They had two children, Dianne and Ted. She loved her family and was a wonderful wife and mother. She enjoyed singing, needlework and was a wonderful baker. She also enjoyed primitive tent camping, skiing, boating, fishing, skating and sledding with her family as well as spending retirement time at their cottage on a lake in Indiana riding on their pontoon boat. Betty never met a stranger. She made friends so easily and helped so many friends over her lifetime. She loved the Lord, growing up and serving Him at Olivet Lutheran Church and making sure her children knew Him too! She will be so very missed! Surviving are her daughter Dianne Sue (Huber) Magnuson (Mike); sisters: Rose Pasquinelli and Dorothy Fuller (Robert); brother: Joseph Rober (Pat); daughter-inlaw: Bonnie Huber; grandchildren: Amy Caldwell (Jason), Jeremiah Huber, Carl Magnuson (Liz), Joshua Huber (Jennifer); great-grandchildren: Courtney Caldwell, Celeste Caldwell, Natalie Huber, Noah Huber, Krystal Thorp, Bobbie Jo Thorp, J.T. Thorp; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Gertrude and Joseph; husband, Gerald Nicholas Huber, son Ted Lee Huber and sister Carol Glover (Al). Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Society or a hospice of your choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.reebfuneralhome.com.

Lucia Brereton

Lucia (Kessler) Brereton, 92, of Berkey, Ohio, passed away at home, Friday July 17, 2015. Lucia was born in Toledo, Ohio, April 21, 1923, to parents Irwin and Lena (Perry) Stoll. She was employed as a secretary with the Sylvania city schools for more than 15 years, before retiring in 1981. Lucia is survived by her loving daughter and caregiver Barbara J. Beck; son Dale (Katie) Schladetsch; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; stepdaughter Lauren (Tom) Moore; and stepson Howard Kessler. She was preceded in death by her spouses, Harry G. Kessler, and James Brereton; and sister Marie Schwamberger. A special thank you to Senior Independence for all their care and compassion. Those wishing to offer memorials are asked to consider the Salvation Army, the


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Kathy Bules

Kathy Lynn (Carstensen) Bules, 59, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughterin-law and friend, passed away Sunday, July 19, surrounded by loved ones following a valiant, year-long battle with cancer. Kathy was born April 6, 1956, in Toledo, Ohio, to David and Sally Carstensen. She was a 1974 graduate of Start High School, and attended The University of Toledo. After a successful period in the business world, holding various corporate sales and management positions as she moved around the country with her husband, Rob, Kathy embarked on her one and only true passion in life, which was to be a mom to her three children and all of their friends. Kathy was an enthusiastic and tireless volunteer, touching many lives through her work in the schools, managing countless Pacesetter soccer teams and events, and offering help and encouragement to any friend in need. Kathy also loved to cook, bake and entertain. She loved spending time with family and friends, and was always looking for new ways to make those times fun, memorable and special. Her home was always warm, full of love and welcome to all. Despite her disappointing diagnosis last summer, Kathy spent this last year fighting hard, enjoying life to the fullest, and teaching many lessons to those blessed to be in her life. Her warm and caring personality drew people to her, and the way she lived her life, during both good and bad circumstances, was an inspiration to others of all ages. Kathy leaves behind to cherish many precious memories her husband of 35 years, Rob, her three children Rachel, Matthew and Ryan, sisters, Kim (Tim) Whetstone, Cindy (Mike) Wernert, Kelly Carstensen Hill, mother-in-law Ruthann Bules, brother-inlaw Tom (Michelle) Bules, seven nieces and nephews, and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sally and David Carstensen, and her father-in-law, Robert Bules. The family wishes to thank the staff at the offices of Dr. Garth Phibbs, the Hickman Cancer Center, and the Ebeid

Hospice Residence. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the Victory Center of Toledo (thevictorycenter.org), the American Cancer Society, Kumpe Memorial Scholarship, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

JoAnne Lacy

JoAnne (Rutledge) Lacy, 81, of Maumee, Ohio, passed away peacefully, surrounded family on by Wednesday, July 22, 2015. She was born in Toledo, Ohio, to Charlie and Bernice (Stevenson) Rutledge. JoAnne worked in retail sales at Lion Store and Pitney Bowes for many years. She dedicated her life to her children and husband Ron, with whom she enjoyed 53 years together. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Ron, children Laura (George) Boudreaux, Sherie (Daniel) Elmore and Jeffrey (Rosie) Lacy, 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, brothers Richard (Betty) Rutledge and Joe (Kathy) Rutledge. She was preceded in death by her parents her brother Charles, her sister Janice and baby sister Bonnie. Those wishing to offer a memorial contribution in JoAnne’s memory may wish to consider a contribution to the family in lieu of flowers. Arrangements were entrusted to Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, where online condolences may be offered to the family at www.reebfuneralhome.com.

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Eugene Paskiet

“Gene” Eugene Stanley Paskiet, 76, died at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at his residence. Born Dec. 28, 1938 in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of Stanley and Gertrude (Zaker) Paskiet. On July 18, 1959, he married Sharon Schoettley at St. Petri Lutheran Church in Toledo. Mr. Paskiet was an eight-year veteran of the Air Force. He worked as a supervisor for Champion Spark Plug for 40 years, 20 years in Toledo, Ohio, and in 1992 transferred to Burlington, Iowa, working another 20 years before retiring in 2005. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing, gardening, nature photography and spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Sharon Paskiet of Burlington; daughter Dana (Dave) Brown of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; three sons Craig (Mel) Paskiet of Swanton, Ohio, Todd Paskiet of Parrish, Fla., and Zach (Jackie) Paskiet of Columbus, Ohio; five grandchildren Dustin, Trevor and Eliza Brown of Bainbridge Island, Wash. and Owen and Graham Paskiet of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters Chris (Harold) Brucker of Toledo, Ohio, and Rosalie (Don) Koch of Blissfield, Mich.; and one sister-in-law Barbara Paskiet of Monclova, Ohio. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Gertrude Paskiet, and brother Bernard Paskiet. Memorials have been established for Great River Hospice of Burlington, Iowa, Burlington Municipal Band, Burlington High School Athletic Boosters and the Sylvania Northview High School Athletic Boosters.

Robert Dennis

Robert Thomas Dennis, age 78, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015, at home surrounded by family. He was born in Toledo on March 3, 1937, to Frederick F. and Marie (Petit) Dennis. Robert was born and raised and was a life-long resident of Reynold’s Corners. He attended St. Charles Grade School and Maumee High School. Robert started, owned and operated his company, Dennis Topsoil and Gardenland. It was well known that he would rarely miss a day of work. He will always be remembered for saying ‘do what you love and you will never work a day in your life.’ He is survived by his children Lois (Michael) Reau, Kimberly (Brian) Reece, Robert Jr., Brian (Debra) Dennis, Paula (LaTrinda) Johnson; thirteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren; his siblings Michael (Becky) Dennis, Susie Uncapher, and Joyce (Thomas) Drabek; sister-in-law Linda Gahler. He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Alma, and his second wife, Nancy, his brothers James, Walter, and Donald; and brother-in-law Ivan Uncapher. Those wishing to make memorial contributions in Robert’s name are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.reebfuneralhome.com.


Caroll Hart

Carroll E. Hart, age 88, of Sylvania Township, Ohio, passed away, Sunday July 26, 2015, at Hospice of Northwest, Toledo, Ohio, surrounded by his loving family. Carroll was an entrepreneur and later became a union carpenter, retiring in 1990. He served his country aboard ocean-going merchant ships in service to the U.S. during WWII in the Merchant Marines. He married the love of his life, Marilyn V. Grover, who preceded him in death Oct. 7, 2012. Carroll enjoyed fishing, camping and traveling in his motor home. After the death of his wife, Carroll contacted his grade school friend, Ilene LercherRoberts, and they became companions and best friends until his death. Surviving are his loving children Sandy (Wesley) Rager, Athens, Ala., Cindy (John) Vetter, Spring City, Tenn., Pammie Hoffer, Oak Harbor, Ohio, and Greg (Kim) Hart, Toledo, Ohio, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and seven brothers. Contributions in Carroll’s memory may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. The family wishes to thank the staff at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo facility, for all their kindness and support for Carroll and his family during their difficult time. Online condolences may be offered to the Hart family at www.reebfuneralhome.com.

Willie Rich

Willie Obedee Rich passed away at home on Sunday, July 26, 2015. He was born Nov. 29, 1932, to Morris and Emma Rich in Brilliant, Ala. Willie graduated from Phillips High School in Marion County, Ala., and was a proud member of the class of ’53. He credited much of his success to his agriculture teacher, John Bull. Willie served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 and received special training in telephone equipment maintenance and switchboard operation. After the military, Willie moved north to Toledo, Ohio, where he later met and married Colene Aschliman on April 2, 1961. He and Colene were members of Asbury United Methodist Church on Dorr Street from 1971 until the church closed in 2009. His training in the army proved to be very valuable in his future career at the Ohio Bell Telephone Company, where he worked for 36 years. Those who knew Willie will remember his strong work ethic, his knack for fixing all things, especially electrical, and his vast knowledge of the U.S. highway system. If you ever needed to know the best route to your destination, Willie was the person to ask. He’d even have a map at the ready to show you. More than anything, Willie enjoyed helping people, only wanting a simple “thank you” in return. When he was not studying maps or repairing things, Willie loved to visit his home state of Alabama, par-


ticularly for high school reunions. Additionally, he enjoyed his yearly visits to Lake Millecoquin in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where he and his wife Colene spent time fishing and visiting with friends. Willie is survived by his wife of 54 years, Colene; his children Sara Lievens, Rachel (Ed) Pages, and Mark (Annette) Rich; seven grandchildren; sister Mildred Bolen; and brother Robert Rich. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Wallace Rich; and sisters Ola Rich and Ophelia Lann. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.reebfuneralhome.com.

Frances Turk

Frances Zena (Fillion) Turk, 94, of Ottawa Lake, Mich., passed away July 23, 2015, in her Ft. Myers, Fla, home surrounded by her family. She was born to Nelson and Mable (Ebersole) Fillion on Dec. 4, 1920. She is survived by her siblings; June Cole, Estil Fillion, and Lewis Fillion and her children; Frances (Moore) Reed (Clarence), Carol (Moore) Birch, Gary Moore, Walter Turk, Richard Turk, Allen Turk (Sue), David Turk (Linda), Sam Turk (Janice) and Katherine (Turk) Santana. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Hilary Moore, and her husband, Walter Leo Turk, her parents; Nelson Fillion and Elnora Mable (Ebersole) Fillion, her siblings; Juanita (Fillion) Barnes, Paul Fillion, Alice (Fillion) Wright, Nola Ann (Fillion) Beatty, Marylin (Fillion) Gender, and her daughters-in-law: Linda Moore, Ruby Turk, Sandra Turk and Diana Turk. Frances was dearly loved will be greatly missed by her friends and family, including her 37 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, and 13 great, great-grandchildren. Online condolences at www.reebfuneralhome.com.

Lawrence Sieczkowski

Lawrence R. “Ski” Sieczkowski, 82, passed away on the morning of July 19, 2015, at Ebeid Hospice Residence in Sylvania, Ohio. Lawrence was born in Toledo, Ohio, on Feb. 11, 1933. He was a corporal in the Marine Corps and served proudly during the Korean War. Lawrence worked and retired from St. Charles Hospital as chief boiler operator. Lawrence was preceded in death by his loving wife, Irene E. Sieczkowski. He is survived by his sons Michael Sieczkowski, Chicago, Ill., Keith (Sybil) Jernigan, Wesley Chapel, Fla., James Jernigan, Maumee, Ohio, Brian Jernigan, of Texas, and Steve Jernigan. Lawrence had 12 grandchildren, ten greatgrandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Lawrence was an honorable man who took in three boys from the Maumee Children’s Home and raised them as his own. In doing so, he was a God-given blessing providing love, discipline and direction. He leaves us with many good memories that

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without him, we would have never had. Thank you, Dad, from James, Keith and Brian. Services will be private. The family wishes to thank Lawrence’s private caregiver, Rose, and also the caring staff of Ebeid Hospice Residence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Lawrence’s honor to the Wounded Warrior Project. Online condolences may be shared at walkerfuneralhomes.com.

John Baum

John E. Baum, age 75, of Lambertville, Mich., formerly of Toledo, Ohio, passed away suddenly on July 21, 2015. He was born April 2, 1940, in Jackson, Mich., to Ray and Eleanor Baum. John was a Lucas County Sheriff ’s Deputy for 21 years, retiring in 2004 as sergeant. He was a classic car enthusiast especially Mustangs. A huge University of Michigan fan, he enjoyed golfing and gambling on occasion. John was also a movie buff with a collection of four to five hundred movies. Preceded in death by his daughter Tammy; and son Ronnie Baum, he is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joanne Baum; and grandson Hunter Baum. Funeral services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in John’s memory may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. A special thanks to Sabrina at Toledo Hospital ICU 10 West. Condolences may be shared at walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Janis Kennedy

Janis S. Kennedy, 90, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away July 27, 2015, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Janis was born to Alfred “Butch” and Mattie (Peppers) Wieland Feb. 11, 1925. Janis was a member of the Jerusalem Township Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary and volunteered at the eye center. She enjoyed playing cards and bunko and traveling with friends. Her greatgrandchildren were the joy of her life. Janis is survived by her daughter Bonny (Myron) Straka; son Doug Kennedy; grandchildren Phillip (Joleen) Jimenez and Michael (Karrie) Jimenez; Godchild Debbie Jimenez and special friend Charles Fogel. She was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Kennedy, and brother Alfred H. Wieland. Graveside services will be private. The family suggests tributes in the form of contributions to the Jerusalem Township fire department. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.reebfuneralhome.com.



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PRIME COMMERCIAL LOT SYLVANIA TWP! $299,000 3600 sq. ft. brick colonial; ½ acre wooded lot 4 beds with huge bonus room on second floorupdated kitchen, bathrooms, new carpet, new windows Realtors participation welcome Skip 419/345-3444 or Mike 419/266-3892


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ABSOLUTE AUCTION WED. AUGUST 5TH AT 5:30 PM 8252 Elkhorn Lane, Toledo 43617 4 bdrms, 3.5 baths, lg eat in kitchen w/appliances in over 2000 sq ft. In ground pool! Sylvania Schools! Preview/Register 4:00 pm Greg Zielinski The Danberry Co./Amlin Auctions 419-867-7653


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Price Reduced $140,000 A convenient in-town value with a country feel! Half acre yard with line of trees in the back. Huge master bedroom addition. Remodeled full bath with tile floors and updated fixtures. Updated kitchen with tile backsplash. Dining room opens to sunroom. Cozy family room with woodburning stove. Save on expenses with all appliances included. Walk-up attic area for storage or future living space. Freshly painted and updated flooring including dark hardwoods in living room. Many updated windows, furnace and A/C less than 10 years old.

Approx. 1.38 acres. 245 feet frontage on 3611 & 3619 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd. Zoned C-4 PUD. Ideal location for bank/credit union, medical/dental office, many options. Approved for 8,000+/- sq.ft. building with 40+ parking spaces.

4241 Cranberry Lane, $239,900 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath ranch on beautifully landscaped lot. Finished basement, 3 car garage eat-in kitchen, and master suite. Large lot. Jeff Schaaf 419/215-7240 Danberry Realtors

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EXCELLENT HOUSEKEEPER Thorough and reliable. Have over 20 years experience. Available every other Wednesday. References available on request. Call Susan at 419/841-2636 Leave message if not available HARRIS LANDSCAPING Landscaping, trimming, stump grinding, and ornamental pruning. Mulch and topsoil installed or delivered. Call for estimates 419/276-1267 REPURPOSE OR RECYCLE YOUR LAPTOP, COMPUTER, AND PHONES. We properly dispose or repurpose for the environment. Call today 419/276-1267 HURLEY’S PAINTING Interior/Exterior • Paper Removal Deck Staining Quality Work • Reasonable Prices FREE ESTIMATES CALL 419/882-6753 HOUSE & OFFICE CLEANING Seasonal chores, pet sitting. 20+ years experience. Excellent references. Call Debbi 419/932-1431 LEWIS TREE & LANDSCAPE Tree & Shrub Pruning, Mulch & Riverrock Install, Brick Landscape Edging, Stump Removal, Tree Removal, and Landscape Install. A Sylvania Resident! Call Jim Lewis at 419/466-4737

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES WEST TOLEDO BAR WITH KITCHEN Liquor license and all equipment included. Asking $50,000 OBO FULL TOLEDO LIQUOR LICENSE SYLVANIA ICE CREAM BUSINESS AND MORE Owner retiring, wants to sell. 8 LANE BOWLING ALLEY Includes real estate and liquor license.

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THE TREE SPECIALISTS Professional services provided for tree maintenance, tree removal & custom landscape design. Offering extensive knowledge with over 25 years of experience. **Offering 15% discount with this ad** For a free estimate, please call Jeff at 419/810-1034 or 419/882-8258 CLEANING SERVICES PROVIDED More than 20 years experience providing high quality performance with a conscientious attitude. Goal oriented to dependability & thoroughness. References provided upon request. Please call Tammy @ 419/882-8258. PEST CONTROL Ants, Termites, Bed Bugs, Mice, Box Elders, Bee/Wasps Tom’s Pest Control - Holland, OH 419/868-8700 www.citytermiteandpest.com PAINTING - WALLPAPERING - PAPER REMOVAL GREEDER PAINT & WALLPAPER SINCE 1986 Interior/Exterior Painting-Wall Repair References-Insured-Reliable Brian 419/297-9686

FOR RENT FARM VENUE/BARN EVENT HISTORICAL HOUSE FOR RENT Have your next charity, wedding, or family event. 96 acres. Call 419/461-5018 or find us on Facebook, Shade Rock Farms VACATION HOME Red River Gorge Area, Kentucky. Sleeps 8-10 plus, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 255 acres with large porch. Barn available near Campton/Lexington. Call 419/461-5018


HUGE FAMILY GARAGE SALE 5243 Flanders Rd., Sylvania Township. Thursday Aug. 6 & Friday Aug. 7 from 9am – 4pm. Saturday Aug. 8 from 9am – 1pm. Indoor & outdoor furniture, clothes, jewelry, tools, household items and much more!



A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN IN MONTCALM COUNTY Central Michigan. 38 beautiful wooded acres with hundreds of acres of state land adjacent. An immaculate secluded 3-bedroom, 2-bath quality ranch home. A few of the many amenities are: 1756 sq. ft., 1st floor laundry area, open floor plan with gas fireplace, full basement, solid oak trim and 6’ panel interior doors, all appliances, 2-car attached garage. Great hunting and 30 minutes from progressive college town and casino. The Pine River is a few hundred feet from the property and can be used for canoeing, kayaking and fishing. A must see! $299,000. Call Diana at Faust Real Estate, LLC 517-270-3646.

PART TIME HELP FOR ANIMAL SHELTER Send resume to Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet 5250 Hill, Toledo OH, 43615

4130 ROBINHOOD LANE 3 bedroom 2.5 bath, 4 car, Brick Ranch. 3370 sq. ft. Many upgrades. Call Griswold Realty 419/262-0894 LOT FOR SALE Crystal River, Florida. 1.25 acres residential. Now reduced to $20,000 Call 419/466-1082 YEAR-ROUND HOME ON LAKE ERIE Two decks overlooking the lake, open floor plan, possible three beds, two full baths, laundry room and oversized two-car garage. 419/944-6903 FOR SALE BY OWNER 3619 Wallwerth Dr. Well-maintained, well-loved home with garage, new roof, central air. Owner relocating. Call 419/478-8888

REAL ESTATE FOR LEASE SYLVANIA, NORTHVIEW HOME FOR RENT 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, built-in pool, large yard. $1650. No pets and no smokers. Call 419/461-5018 FOR LEASE 5437 Schultz Dr., Sylvania Ohio – Off Alexis Office + Warehouse or Light Industrial. 1800 sq. ft. Call 419/344-0275

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PART TIME JOB FOR DOWNTOWN SYLVANIA INSURANCE AGENCY Personable and outgoing individual wanted - learn the insurance industry - can lead to full time career opportunity for ambitious individual. Call 419/885-3061, ask for Jami ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Leading employee benefit firm looking to fill key position for general office administration. Successful candidate will be highly organized and detail oriented with MS Office skills and the ability to handle a variety of special projects. Flexibility with hours for the right candidate. Competitive wages and benefits. Email resumes to sbassinger@benefitplanalt.com or mail to Benefit Plan Alternatives, Inc., 7135 Sylvania Ave., Bldg. 2C, Sylvania, Ohio 43560 CAREGIVER WANTED RN, LPN home care case. Shift work in Bedford Mich., Quality Home Care 419/345-5765 SITUATION WANTED RETIRED RN WITH 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE Looking for private duty for elderly care. Reliable, Dependable 419/367-8912 AD SALES POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE SYLVANIA ADVANTAGE & BOOMERS & BEYOND Individuals should be energetic and self-motivated. Previous sales experience not required. Resumes may be sent to adsinboomersandbeyond@gmail.com. No phone or walk in inquiries please. Resumes accepted until August 31, 2015.

FOR SALE PORTABLE SEWING MACHINES FOR SALE Singer $75.00 Kenmore $40.00 419-517-4874 FOR SALE Queen size Murphy bed for sale, buffet style. $750 Whirlpool washer and dryer, electric. $500 for both Frigidaire heavy-duty 5 cubic ft. commercial freezer. $100. Total gym $100 Call 419/290-3031 2000 ACURA RL FOR SALE Silver 160 K Automatic. Very good, new tires, rotors, brakes, and all records. $4,995. Call 419/829-3130 FOR SALE Finnish raccoon full length fur coat, fully lined. Like new. Asking $800 Call 419/478-1700

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