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April 18 - May 1, 2017 • Vol. 22, No. 1 •

State Champs!



Sylvania Township Police Officer Kevin Pelwecki was quick to act when he rescued a fallen duckling from a grate in the Fifth Third Bank parking lot on Central Avenue recently. Thanks to his actions, Mother Duck was able to have her ducks all in a row once again! -Photos courtesy of 13ABC

Let the Voting Begin!


Southview horticulture students Jaret Hoschak, Mark Curtis, Jessica Mermer and Hannah Halsey brought home first place honors.

First Responder Celebration

Joyce and the Rev. Donald Smith welcome the community to a special service on April 30.

Red Bird Art Walk

David Garner, Ph.D., of the River Centre Gallery has a conversation with banner artist Cole Johnson.



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Alateen Meeting An Alateen meeting for children and teens ages eight and up who are affected by a loved one’s alcohol or drug use is held on Sunday nights from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St. Call 419-537-7500 for more information. Alzheimer’s Association An Alzheimer’s Association support group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 3:30 - 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 9144 Lewis Ave., Temperance, Mich. Contact Marie Ready at 800-272-3900 or Aquatic Exercise for Survivors CPW and The Victory Center offer aquatic exercise for survivors at CPW, 3130 Central Park West, on Wednesdays from 6 - 7 p.m. It is free to all survivors through a grant from The Rotary Club of Toledo. Beginner Ballroom and Latin Group Dance Class Toledo Ballroom offers a weekly Beginner Ballroom and Latin Group dance class for adults every Thursday night from 7-8 p.m. Class admission is $15 per person or $25 per couple. No registration or partner needed to join in on the fun. For information, visit or call 419-690-3897. Beginner Tai Chi Classes (Starts April 4) Beginner Tai Chi classes are held from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays at The Elks Lodge, 3520 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd. Tai Chi classes consist of slow movements that use gentle turns and graceful stretches to improve balance, flexibility, circulation and strength. 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 419-8658503 or visit Impact Fitness (Formerly Elevate Nutrition) Impact Fitness (formerly known as Elevate) offers Zumba, Cardio Kickboxing, Yoga, Cardio Drumming, Impact (high intensity), Impact Dance and much more. Check out their Facebook page or call for schedule and hours. 419-517-7080. 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. in the volunteer office. Contact Stoney at 734-635-1392, email or visit God Works! Crossroads Community Church, 6960 Sylvania-Petersburg Road, Ottawa Lake, Mich., offers 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 Weekly Thursday meetings for fun, food and friendship from 9:45–1 a.m. at McCord Road Christian Church, 4675 N. McCord Rd., Sylvania. Playdates and an Executive Mommas’ group for working mothers is offered. For information, visit or connect with them on Facebook. Nar-Anon A 12 Step Program for families and friends of addicts, meets on Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at Unity of Toledo, 3535 Executive Pkwy., and Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. at Harvest Lane Alliance Church, 5132 Harvest Ln. 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 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. Call 419-885-4421. Prostate Cancer Support Group A prostate cancer support group meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6.30 p.m. at the second floor, Cancer Center library at St. Anne’s Hospital. For more information, call Roger Augustyniak at 419-346-2753 or Tom Maidment at 419-490-4690. 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. 419882-0048. T.A.M.E. Meeting The Toledo Area Miniature Enthusiasts meets the first Saturday of each month from 1- 4 p.m. in the carriage house at the Sylvania Heritage Museum, 5717 Main St. Call 734-847-6366. TOPS Meetings (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Two chapters of TOPS,1961 and 1672, meet at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 6715 Brint



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Road. Meetings are held Mondays from 910:30 a.m. and Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call 419-478-1103 or 419-841-6436 for information. TOPS is not church affiliated. The Toledo Area Genealogy Society Meets from 7 - 9 p.m. the second Monday of the month through June in Wright Hall at Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St. Visit for more information.


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Sylvania Senior Center Programs Hours: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri • 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays

LUNCH is served from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Mon-Fri; 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 served from 4:30-5:15 p.m., $7 per person; reserve by 2 p.m. the Friday before BILLIARDS: Mon-Fri open all day, weekly; COMPUTER LAB: open when classes are not in session; OPEN GYM: open when classes are not in session; QUILTING & SEWING: Mon, Tue & Thur, 8- noon, weekly; WOODSHOP: Tue, Thu & Fri, 1-3, weekly; WOODCARVERS: Tue, 4-7 p.m. Transportation to Senior Center & Shopping: call Deb, 419-885-3913 04/20 Book Review Group: Thu 2-3, monthly Poker: Thu 12-4, weekly 04/21 Scrabble: 1:30-4:30, weekly Line Dancing: Fridays 2:30-4, weekly 04/24 Strength Training: Mon & Thu 10-11, weekly,* BP Clinic: Alt. Mon 11-12:30 Body Recall: Mon, Tue & Thu 11:30-12:30, weekly,* Timed Euchre: Mon & Fri 12:30-2:30 04/25 Art Studio: Tue & Fri 9-11, weekly,* Senior Chorus: Tue 9:45-11:15, weekly Learn to Knit: 2nd & 4th Tue, 10-11, bring your own supplies! Body Recall: Mon, Tue & Thu 11:30-12:30, weekly,* Dr. Lam’s Tai Chi for Health: Tue 3-4, weekly,* “Faces of Jesus” 5:30, w/ Chris Rilling Intro to Hatha Yoga: Tuesdays 6-7,* 04/26 AARP Smart Driver, preregistration required Party Euchre: Wed 10-12 noon, weekly Facebook 101: 26 & 27, 3 hour course,* Strength/Balance: Wed 1-2, Fri 10:30-11:30, weekly,* Restorative Yoga: Wed 2:30-4, weekly,* 04/27 Podiatrist: by appointment 04/28 Scrabble: 1:30-4:30, weekly Line Dancing: Fridays 2:30-4, weekly 05/1 Quilting & Sewing: Mon, Tue &

Thu 8-12 noon, weekly Strength Training: Mon & Thu 10-11, weekly,* Body Recall: Mon, Tue & Thu 11:30-12:30, weekly,* 05/2 Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Clinic: Tuesdays, 9-11:30 Body Recall: Mon, Tue & Thu 11:30-12:30, weekly,* Nat Geo: 5:30, “Last Stand of the Great Bear-British Columbia” Welcome to Medicare: presentation geared to those about to turn 65 05/3 Windows 10 Overview: 1:30-3:30, 1 day/2 hour course,* 05/4 Duplicate Bridge: 1-4, weekly 05/5 Scrabble: 1:30-4:30, weekly 05/8 Jazzercise: Mon Wed & Fri 9-10, Tue 8:30-9:30 BP Clinic: Alt. Mon 11-12:30 Body Recall: Mon, Tue & Thu 11:30-12:30, weekly,* 05/9 Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Clinic: Tuesdays, 9-11:30 Learn to Knit: 2nd & 4th Tue, 10-11, bring your own supplies! Legal Outreach: by appointment, monthly Adult Coloring: 2nd & 4th Tue, 1-3, bring your own supplies! Dr. Lam’s Tai Chi for Health: Tue 3-4, weekly,* Chris Rilling: 5:30, “Teenage Ninjas of the Renaissance” Introduction to Hatha Yoga: Tuesdays 6-7,* 05/10 Knitting/Crocheting: Wed 9-11, Fri 2-4, weekly

*Call for fee and registration • For more info, call: 419-885-3913 Sylvania Community Services, a nonprofit agency, manages the Sylvania Senior Center. For a complete listing of all Senior Center activities and programs, visit and click on Senior Center Newsletter.

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•Through June 4 Framing Fame: 19th & 20th Century Celebrity Photography, Toledo Museum of Art, Gallery 18 Through approximately 55 works from the Toledo Museum of Art’s extensive collection of works on paper, this exhibition charts the increasing proliferation of celebrity portrait photography and its popularity throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.Free admission.

Through May 13 Athena Art Society Spring nonjuried show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. American Frame Showroom, Maumee Artist reception on May 13, noon-2 p.m.

•April 19 Aromatherapy, 1-2 p.m. The Victory Center 5532 W. Central Ave., Suite B Discuss the special ways that essential oils can be used for everyday health and wellness. This program is free to people with a cancer diagnosis and is sponsored by ProMedica Cancer Institute. Aromatherapy takes place the first and third Wednesday of each month. Call 419-531-7600 for details.

•April 20 Young STEAM Club, 4-5 p.m. Sylvania Library This is not your ordinary kids program! We emphasize STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math. Every third Thursday of each month, come enjoy an hour of fun projects for the curious-minded, grades 1-5. Registration is required.

•April 21-22 Spring Attic Treasures Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church LCMC 8307 Memorial Hwy. For more information, call 734-856-2921

•April 21-22, 7:30 p.m., April 23, 3 p.m. UT Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall Little Red Riding Hood and The Brothers Grimm, Two-act opera by the University of Toledo Opera Ensemble. Call 419-5302787. $10-$15.

•April 21 Alarm Will Sound performs John Luther Adams’ 10,000 Birds, dusk Toledo Museum of Arts grounds Alarm Will Sound is a new music band committed to innovative performances and recordings of contemporary compositions.

SYLVANIA ADVANTAGE | | MID APRIL 2017 | 3A They will perform 10,000 Birds, a work commissioned from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams. Make and Take Memory Wire Bracelet All Good Things, 1-3 p.m. 6832 Convent $10. Call 419-824-3794.

•April 22 Retail for Rescues, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church 7800 Erie St. Pet Blessings will be held at noon and 2 p.m. Paws and Whiskers, Toledo’s only allfeline, no kill facility, will also be setting up a Cool Cat Corner. GRRR, Golden Retriever Rescue Resource, will be coming from Waterville with their rescued purebreds and mixes for some support. GRRR needs volunteers, foster homes, and monetary donations as well. Several retailers will also be setting up booths and creating special sales to support local rescues. Spring Crafters’ Showcase, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Toledo Craftsman’s Guild Tam-O-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave. Spring decorating ideas,Mother’s Day gifts, graduations and weddings. Free admission and parking.

•April 23 Mercy Health Glass City Marathon

•April 24-30 Medical Fitness Week, 5 a.m.-10 p.m. ProMedica Wildwood Athletic Club 2865 N. Reynolds Rd. Celebrate the 13th annual Medical Fitness Association’s Medical Fitness Week. Get one step closer to your fitness goal by participating in the challenges and activities throughout the week. There are guest passes available for nonmembers. For more information, call 419-539-0235.

•April 24 Sit! Stay! Read! 7-8 p.m. Sylvania Library Books and dogs... what a great combination. Register once for a weekly 15minute session to practice your reading and make a new friend. You’ll be improving your reading skills while reading to a gentle, friendly, therapy dog. Come in or call to register.

•April 26 ProMedica Surgical Weight Loss Seminar, 6-8 p.m. ProMedica Health and Wellness Center 5700 Monroe St. ProMedica Weight Loss Surgery invites you to attend a free surgical weight loss seminar. Our program provides surgical weight-loss options for adults facing severe obesity and

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•April 26 Classic Movie afternoon, 2-4 p.m. Sylvania Library Join us for the classic movie ‘A Night at the Opera.’ Refreshments will be provided. Registration is not required.

•April 26-27 Beginners Facebook Class Sylvania Senior Center 7140 Sylvania Ave. Join the class with Janis Weber. Call 419885-3913 to register. There is a small fee.

•April 27 Intro to eMagazines for iPad, 2-3 p.m. Sylvania Library Learn how to use Zinio to download magazines on your iPad. Make sure to bring your Apple ID and password, email address, and library card information. First time attendees should arrive 15 minutes early to have their iPads set up by a librarian. Registration is required. Stroke Support Group, 4-6 p.m. ProMedica Flower Hospital Conference Center 5200 Harroun Rd. This monthly support group is for stroke survivors and their caregivers. The topic for this month is A Musician’s Story of Stroke Recovery with Michael and Betsy Lackey. Our support group provides an opportunity for stroke survivors and supporters to share their experiences with one another and receive guidance from clinical stroke specialists. By participating, you will also have access to the many different community resources available. To learn more about ProMedica’s stroke support group, call 419291-7537 or email ACT/SAT Testing Resources for Teens, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sylvania Library Are you a high school student who is getting ready to take the ACT or SAT test in 20162017? Attend one of the classes in our new program, Learning Express Library: ACT/SAT Testing Resources for Teens. Call 419-8822089 for more details. Registration. Susan G. Komen Power of the Promise, 6 p.m. 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. The evening will include a cocktail reception and dinner followed by guest speaker, Polly Letofsky, who has walked across four continents and through 22 countries in her campaign to increase awareness and funds around the world to support those affected by breast cancer. Tickets are $60 each and may be purchased by calling 419-7242873. Business casual and pink attire.

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•April 28 Collapse of the Maya Civilization, 7 p.m. Toledo Museum of Art Little Theater The collapse of the Maya civilization was underscored by the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors, distancing modern Maya populations from their glorious past. But, as Guido Pezzarossi explains in this lecture, the collapse was not complete. Archaeological remains in highlands of Guatemala illuminate the tenacious persistence of ancient Maya communities, traditions and cultural practices through the colonial period and up until the present day. Sketches of Frank Gehry, 7 p.m. Toledo Museum of Art Little Theater ‘Sketches of Frank Gehry,’ an absorbing 2006 documentary directed by Sydney Pollack, shines a light on how architect Frank Gehry thinks about form, space and construction.

•April 29 Mindfulness/Meditation, 2-3 p.m. Sylvania Library Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei, Abbot of the Buddhist Temple of Toledo and director of the University of Toledo Mindfulness and Creativity Initiative will lead a workshop on the practice of Mindfulness. No prior experience is required. Please dress comfortably. This program is fully accessible to everyone and all are welcome.

SCAT Drug Take Back Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. City of Sylvania Police Department 6635 Maplewood Ave. 419-885-8906 Sylvania Township Police Department 4420 King Rd. 419-882-2055 Bring your expired or unused medicines to one of these convenient area locations. Join our community and safely dispose, in an environmentally friendly way, of medications that are commonly abused. Wood County Plant Exchange, 9-11 a.m. Wood County Fair Grounds 419-354-9050 A free family-friendly event offering healthy plants and research based education. Receive two plants and additional plants for each you bring. Luminations! Franciscan Center Scholarship fundraiser at Lourdes University. Boating Course, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Perrysburg Township Fire Department 26609 Lime City Rd. Ages 12 and older. Meets Ohio and Michigan boating law requirements. Taught by certified instructors from Toledo Sail & Power Squadron. Register by April 25. Call Nelson Evans, 4190874-8911 or

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•May 3 Pre-planning a funeral presented by Walker Funeral Home, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sylvania Senior Center Complimentary lunch will be served. Call 419-902-0114.

•May 5 American Legion Joseph Diehn Post 468 Blood Drive 5580 Centennial Road 419-276-3062 The American Legion Riders are hosting a blood drive. Call for information or to register. Kids’ Night Out, 6-9 p.m. Toledo Zoo Parents, enjoy a night off while we watch the kids. Drop off children ages five to 12 at 6 p.m. and pick them up by 9 p.m. While at the Zoo, kids will enjoy games, crafts and the chance to meet a live Zoo animal. Pizza will also be provided. For more information, including pricing and registration, please Member discounts apply.

•May 5, 6, 12, 13, 20, 26, 27 Snooze at the Zoo Spending the night at the Zoo is a wildly good time for families, groups and schools. During the overnight adventure, guests make enrichment for our animals, tour the Zoo, meet animals up close and enjoy delicious catered meals. Each Snooze lasts from 6:30 p.m.-10 a.m. the next day. Separate fee, pre-registration required. For more information, including pricing and available dates, visit

•May 6 “Living Loved: Loving the Woman you are Today!,” 1-4:30 p.m. St. Stephen Lutheran Church 7800 Erie St., Sylvania Woman’s retreat to celebrate of the community of women in Sylvania. Representatives from the Susan G. Komen

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Foundation, Kempo Martial Arts, and the Sylvania Police Department will be on had for discussions on women’s health issues and self-defense. A beauty consultant will be showing tips and tricks on make-up and skin care and a silent auction will be held to benefit breast cancer research. Participants can be part of the free event all day or can just drop in for a while. Call Janell, MondayThursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 419-8851551 for information.

•May 7 Cinco de Mayo Celebration Be transported south of the border to celebrate Mexico’s rich heritage with music, dance, crafts and more! This event is free with Zoo admission. For the full schedule of activities, visit

•May 8 The Toledo Sewing Guild Wolf Creek Chapel, Forestview building, 2001 Perrysburg Holland Rd. Holland Nancy Lee and Sharon Schamber will be speaking on “To Better Quilting” at the Toledo Sewing Guild’s meeting.

•May 11 Wings of Hope presented by Good Grief of NW Ohio Inverness Country Club, 6-8 p.m. Keynote speaker is Amanda Sauer, woman sports official.

•May 14 Mother’s Day Celebration and Brunch Moms receive free Zoo admission when they are accompanied by at least one child. Spend the day celebrating Mom and enjoying a whole Zoo’s worth of fun. The Zoo offers a full-service Mother’s Day brunch in the historic Lodge. The buffet, prepared by the Zoo catering department, has two seatings at 9 and 11:30 a.m. For more information, including menu, pricing and registration, visit

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Think Spring! Get into full bloom at the Petals with a Purpose flower sale event, hosted by the Ability Center, located at 5605 Monroe St. in Sylvania. Petals with a Purpose, will benefit the Next Steps Summer Program. The program is an independent living and employment program that helps students with disabilities achieve their goals of attending postsecondary education or training

that can lead to competitive employment. The sale will include a wide variety of patio pots, hanging baskets and flats, provided by Lakewood Greenhouse. The event will be held on May 5, from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. and on May 6, from 9 a.m. through 2 p.m. Pre-sale flower orders will be available on the Ability Center website, For additional information, call 419-885-5733.



Ribbon cut to open the new rehabilitation facility at Sunset Village Sylvania Chamber of Commerce members and Sylvania Township Trustees President John Jennewine, John Crandall and Neal Mahoney along with Sylvania Town Crier Mike Lieber were on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony on April 2 to open the new rehabilitation center at Sunset Village. According to Sunset Village Executive Director Christine Blackmore, “Sunset residents told us that when they needed to do rehab they would rather stay at Sunset instead of traveling to another facility. That dream became a reality and ground was broken for this facility in November, 2015,” she said. The new 6,000 square foot facility, adjacent to Sunset Village, includes a large therapy area with state-of-the-art equipment, three private therapy rooms complete with a biodex balance machine and a traction table, a life skills center that includes a full kitchen, dining area, laundry and bedroom replicating a home setting and a 92-degree Swim Ex therapy pool complete with currents offering resistance. In addition, 15 private rooms complete with full bathrooms are part of the new rehab facility. “We also offer outpatient rehab services for Sunset residents as well as non-residents,” Blackmore explained. An outdoor mobility courtyard was designed to incorporate several different

textures for patients to navigate from pebbles to stones, bricks, grassy areas. There is even a car parked in the center of the courtyard so patients can practice getting in and out of the vehicle. “We have added a staff of 10 that include aqua, physical, occupational and speech therapists along with an additional 10 full time people on our nursing staff,” Blackmore reported. The nonprofit Sunset Retirement Communities has a long history in the area, tracing its roots back to 1871 when The Women’s Christian Association of Toledo, under the leadership of President Harriet May Barlow, established the Home for Friendless Women, which was renamed The Old Ladies Home of Toledo in 1889. The organization was relocated to Indian Road in 1930 following a building campaign. During the 1940s, the name “Sunset House” was coined by residents who were happily living in the “sunset” of their lives. Sunset House remained an all-female residence until 2000 when the first male resident and the first couples were welcomed to the facility. It was during this time that the facility was expanded to include the Woodlands on the Indian Road campus and Sunset Village in Sylvania.

Yark Automotive donates to ALZ’s Care

Yark Automotive President John Yark, General Manager D.J. Yark and Customer Service Director Emily Yarks present a check for $24,335 to Alzheimer and Dementia Care Executive Director Sally Bollin and board president Michael Malone. Yark Automotive Group is helping families in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. The company is donating a portion of the proceeds from every car it sold in December 2016 to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Services. The Yark family announced the donation amount at a special ceremony April 6 at their BMW of Toledo showroom on Central Avenue. Yark Automotive Group includes Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Chevrolet, BMW, Subaru, Nissan, and Toyota dealerships, as well as used car sales and a body shop. Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Services is a local nonprofit that provides services to those struggling with Alzheimer’s and related dementia—and to their families. Services include an adult day center and short-term respite, along with education, information, advice, and support to individuals and families living with dementia.


“All of us at Yark Automotive Group are so grateful to the community for supporting our businesses,” said Emily Yark, the company’s community relations manager. “This is one way for us to give back.” “Our family has personally experienced Alzheimer’s disease, so we understand the urgent need for an agency such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Services,” added Yark. Michael M. Malone, board chair for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Services said, “The Yark family has a strong, proven commitment—demonstrated through a long history of generous giving—to helping people in our community.”

Sylvania Town Crier Mike Lieber, Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michelle Sprott and member Michelle Bieber, Sylvania Township Trustees Neal Mahoney, John Crandall and John Jennewine are on hand as Sunset CEO Victoria Bartlett, COO, Judy Bishop Pierce and Sunset Village Executive Director Christine Blackmore as Sunset Board of Directors President Mark Sandretto cuts the ribbon to open the new center.



Allynn James Real Estate Group founded

Mark Kidman Sylvania resident Mark Kidman has been involved in almost every aspect of the real estate industry over the last 10 years. When the company with whom he was affiliated with decided to shift its attention to mostly property management, he decided the time was right to form a new brokerage with a new concept. Late last year, he officially launched the Allynn James Real Estate Group with offices located on Talmadge Rd. “Allynn is my middle name and James is the name of my business mentor. Besides having meaning for me, I really liked how the name sounded,” he noted. In addition to having a distinctive name, Kidman confesses to pioneering a unique company. “I wanted to create a company that is different from the traditional real estate brokerage for our agents and clients,” he said. Several agents agree and have already joined the growing company. “Our agents are active in Michigan and Ohio. We have already helped many clients with their real estate needs,” Kidman related.

Each agent receives 100 percent of his or her commission and simply pays a small fee each year to be part of the group. In return, they also have access to a full office along with a support staff thats includes a manager or a senior agent, a closing secretary, an MLS coordinator, an accountant, attorney, advertising advisers, technical support along with weekly training and continued education. “In addition to our in-house training, we also have guest speakers to help educate the agents,” Kidman noted. “We also have a jump start program for new agents, as well,” Kidman reported. “We really want to make sure our agents are successful,” he said. “We offer personalized mentoring and training to help each agent grow his or her business,” he promised. In addition, Kidman is also very involved in real estate investing through his own rental units, flips and speaking at real estate investor groups around the country. “I love my job and have a great team. We are very excited for the future,” he said.

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Sylvania Town Crier Mike Lieber is on hand as the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce members Tom Wulf and Michelle Bieber join Tiffany Scott and her parents, Duane and Melissa Scott, to cut the ribbon with Levi Muehlfeld, Ed Church, Chad, Audrey and Cassie Muehlfeld, William Donnett and Sylvania Chamber Executive Director Michelle Sprott. Not pictured: Jordan Scott.

Ribbon cut to celebrate Mayberry Ice Cream’s grand re-opening

The Scott family, new owners of Mayberry Ice Cream LLC, 5645 Mayberry Square East, held a grand re-opening on April 1. The family purchased the business last August and wanted to celebrate the beginning of their first summer season. Earlier last year, Duane Scott of Scott’s Quality Concrete learned that the Mayberry Ice Cream shop was for sale and suggested that he and his wife, Melissa, and their family consider purchasing the operation, which they did last year. Their three children, Cassie Muehlfeld, Jordan and Tiffany Scott saw owning the ice cream shop as an opportunity they wanted to be part of. They took over the

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Savage & Associates announced that Joel Salazar has joined the firm as its newest financial advisor. Salazar has over 17 years of experience as a financial advisor and has decided to join the Savage team to be better able to improve the lives of the clients he serves. Salazar states that, ‘Savage’s integrity, culture and community support were extremely instrumental,’ in his decision to join the firm. His statement reflects the intent of the late John F. Savage who founded Savage & Associates in 1957. The firm was built on his belief that, ‘business goes where it’s invited and remains where it’s appreciated.’ Savage & Associates, Inc. is comprised of more than 55 independent advisors and over 55 staff and employees serving individuals, professionals, and business owners by helping minimize financial risk and maximize opportunities.

business Aug. 1 under the name Mayberry Ice Cream LLC. “We grew up in Mayberry as our parent’s concrete company poured the concrete when Mayberry was built. We know the area well,” Tiffany Scott said. “We first opened the day of a car show, and that was quite an experience.” Her sister Cassie Muehlfeld added, “We learned a lot and spent the next several months focusing on doing everything well.” The family closed the ice cream store for the month of February for renovations. They painted the entire facility and rearranged the ice cream coolers to provide a more customerand service-friendly configuration. “We continue to work with Independent Dairy in Monroe, Mich., a small business that provides high quality ice cream in at least 70 flavors. Everyone from the company is great to work with and they have been so helpful,” Tiffany Scott said. “Currently, we have 32 flavors and offer seasonal flavors of our hand-dipped ice cream. We also offer soft service ice cream.” The coffee served is roasted by Actual Coffee of Toledo. “We like dealing with small businesses,” Muehlfeld noted. “We make our own brownies, but we do rely on local bakeries for the cookies and cinnamon bread that we have available. “On Sunday, we offer doughnuts from the Next Sweet Thing Bakery right here in Mayberry,” Scott said. The family is considering adding some menu items to its current offerings but is cognizant of the limited seating for 30 patrons. “We have to keep in mind that people usually are just stopping in for a quick treat,” Muehlfeld said. Mayberry Ice Cream is open Monday through Wednesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday through Friday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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The Toledo Clinic unveils new logo to reflect today’s clinic The Toledo Clinic recently celebrated its 90th anniversary, is one of the region’s largest and healthcare institutions, with 185 physicians working alongside 70 additional healthcare providers. To better reflect the dynamic contribution it makes to the region’s health and to set themselves apart, the clinic unveiled a new color, logo and tagline. “The Toledo Clinic has evolved to become one of the region’s most important healthcare providers. As our mission expands in scope and the market landscape continues to change, it’s important we communicate our progress in a modern, upto-date approach that includes the application of a new logo and brand communication materials,” said Dr. Ian Elliot, president of The Toledo Clinic.

The new logo, designed by Thread Marketing Group, is built on several key foundations. The new color, red, conveys strength and determination and allows The Toledo Clinic to stand out in a local healthcare market dominated by blue and green. The icon in the upper left corner, which uses squares to symbolize all components of The Toledo Clinic—physicians, specialists and locations—comes together to form one entity with a common purpose. The squares also form a “T” and “C” as a legacy to the previous logo. The tagline, “Choose Well. Feel Better” is designed to empower patients by reinforcing that they have choices in managing their care. When they choose The Toledo Clinic they are working with expert physicians and

Academy of Medicine Alliance elects new president

Denise Colturi Denise Colturi, of Sylvania, will serve as president of The Academy of Medicine Toledo and Lucas County Alliance for 2017-2018. “I have a great team of dedicated and enthusiastic board members and chairpersons,” Colturi said. “My goals this year are to continue to recruit new members and stay involved supporting our community needs.”

Colturi, whose children refer to her as a “professional volunteer”, will lead the Alliance in its philanthropic endeavors that include assisting Mobile Meals, Ronald McDonald House, Save A Shelter, Mom’s House and Bethany House among others. The organization also has numerous interest groups and activities such as a gourmet group and a bridge and euchre tournament. Also, a fall trunk show and spring guest luncheon are planned. Colturi also plans to implement new projects during her time as president of the organization. “I am interested in Bill Geha’s P.E.A.C.E. Project. The project will include awareness in regards to bullying, signs and symptoms of self harm and suicide, and the signs, dangers and symptoms of drug use. Bill is the Prevention and Intervention Coordinator for Sylvania and Springfield Schools. I would like us to support and promote these programs during my term of service.”

WOW Foundation presents ‘An Evening in Her Shoes’ Discover how to triumph over adversity in all aspects of your life! The Wow Foundation and Soroptimist International are hosting ‘An Evening in Her Shoes – A Motivational Experience’ with Diana Patton, author of “Inspiration in my Shoes” on Monday May 8 at the Premier, located at 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. The evening highlight will be nationally recognized author and speaker, Diana Patton, who will share her courageous journey and how she thrived through it to tell her story. Patton’s tale is a journey through abuse, racism, and heartache that proves no barrier is too high, no obstacle is too great, and that inspiration comes in many surprising forms. Her story is exemplary of both the struggles women face and how those struggles can be transformed into triumphs. An Evening in Her Shoes VIP Experience begins at 5 p.m. with a

private reception, preferred event seating, a signed copy of Patton’s book, “Inspiration in My Shoes,” and one beverage ticket for $100. Regular admission is $30 and begins at 5:30 p.m. with appetizers, networking and a cash bar. The program will begin at 6 p.m. All ticket proceeds will benefit Soroptimist International. Reserve your ticket online at For more information visit the Wow Foundation Facebook Page, or call the Wow Foundation at 419-931-8751. Soroptimist is a global women’s organization whose members volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. More information can be found at

Sheriff John Tharp recently announced the newly formed board of directors for the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office Drug Abuse Response Team Unit. Sharp said, “Northwest Ohio is very fortunate to have the following community leaders dedicate their time and talents to our local heroin epidemic.” The new board members include Daniel K. Cassavar, president ProMedica Physicians, Bob Howell, chief executive officer SSOE Group, Lawrence C. Boyer, executive vice president Waterford Bank, Jim Lindsay, president Louisville Title and Robert LaClair, president and chief executive officer of Fifth Third Bank. Sheriff Tharp is greatly appreciative of the commitment of these appointed board members and is confident that the D.A.R.T. Unit will become even more effective under their leadership.

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caregivers who are focused on their overall well-being. The new brand identity has been under development for the past eight months. Northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan residents will begin to see it appear on signage, lab coats and brochures within the clinic, as well as in advertising in a variety of media and on the organization’s website. “We remain committed to our core mission of quality, access and value, which have remained constant throughout our more than 90 years of operations,” said Dr. Elliot. “This new logo allows us to communicate with patients in a more up-todate and relevant way.”

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The new Toledo Clinic logo reflects changes in the health care provider. The clinic has had a long and successful history in the training of medical students and residents. As “community educators,” The Toledo Clinic allows students to see how private practice can thrive in the era of corporate medicine.

New website emphasizes ‘Clear Choices; Clean Water’

Sylvania is one of the 24 northwest Ohio partners and part of Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Government’s Stormwater Coalition. The coalition has launched a new website to show how to make Lake Erie water clean and safe. A clean Lake Erie is a huge issue for both the environment and the economy. And, it’s a big health issue as well, since the lake supplies drinking water to millions of Ohioans. Those are some of the reasons for developing the new website and a program called “Greater Toledo Lake Erie’s Clear Choices, Clean Water” for people of all ages. This is an interactive, web-based initiative that focuses on everything from native plants and rain gardens to getting kids involved in the effort to keep the lake clean. “Through our website people can learn

about the importance of planting rain gardens cleaning storm drains and cleaning up after your pet. We also focus on the importance of volunteering in your community,” noted Kari Gerwin a water quality planner for TMCOG. Visit and learn how to plant a rain garden to soak up stormwater and nutrients and how you can reconsider how you treat your lawn. “Lake Erie has about $13 billion impact annually to Ohio’s economy, so it’s not only your drinking water but it’s a place where people recreate. They go fishing and boating and spend a lot of money in the process. About one third of Ohio’’s tourism dollars come from Lake Erie so we all have an obligation to be stewards of our lake and the Lake Erie watershed,” said TMCOG President Tim Brown.

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NW Ohio receives $8.7 million to support technology start-ups NextTech, a collaborative organization comprised of ProMedica, Mercy Health, The University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University, was awarded an $8.7 million grant as the Entrepreneurial Service Provider (ESP) for northwest Ohio by the Ohio Third Frontier Board. The grant includes the calendar years 2017 – 2018. The ESP program available through Ohio Third Frontier offers a network of entrepreneurial services and capital to help accelerate the growth of early stage Ohio technology companies. Ohio Third Frontier is part of Ohio Development Agencies. The Northwest Ohio ESP will serve an 18-county region. Having an ESP is essential to the northwest Ohio economy, and is significant for the Ohio economy overall. With this in mind, the leadership and boards of ProMedica, Mercy Health, UT and BGSU committed to working together as the region’s ESP. “As anchor institutions in our communities, we are wholly committed to investing in, growing, generating jobs, creating investment capital and strengthening our region and Ohio by fostering inclusive technology entrepreneurship,” said Randy Oostra, ProMedica’s president and CEO. ProMedica is the lead applicant for the ESP. High tech companies in northwest Ohio have lagged significantly in capital raised and jobs created over the last several years. NextTech will be focused on helping enhance connections to assets in the region as well as access to capital and talent in an inclusive environment including women, minority and rural populations. One key initial area of focus for NextTech is to help ensure resources are focused on high potential companies that have critical business needs not currently being sufficiently addressed. In addition to its new Collab-Lab, BGSU will engage with a wider, broader and deeper



Spam Texts and Robocalls

You may find this surprising. Many of us remember when people’s names, addresses and phone numbers were listed in the telephone book and Janis Weber distributed for free. All we ever worried about were junk mail, telemarketers and the occasional prank call. Times have changed. Phone books are now history. You can message anyone you know (or don’t) on Facebook, Twitter or other

range of potential entrepreneurs. “This is an outstanding collaboration for northwest Ohio that will help to build a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region,” said BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey. “We look forward to leveraging our strengths in education, arts and sciences, digital arts, computer science and data sciences to launch new businesses.” UT will continue to help researchers launch start-up companies by providing space to work and access to potential investors, as well as connecting them with business advice and patent protection. “UT is proud to work together through this community partnership to build technology entrepreneurship in the region,” UT President Sharon L. Gaber said. “As a research institution, the University is fostering and developing new ideas every day to make life better. From new medical devices and therapeutic medicines to advanced manufacturing innovations and software breakthroughs, our faculty and students are coming up with creative ways to solve problems, and we look forward to inspiring more commercial success stories through UT LaunchPad Incubation and our Technology Transfer office.” Mercy Health will have broad responsibilities including helping manage the assessment of a portfolio of innovations and to help identify opportunities with commercial potential. “As innovators in healthcare across northwest Ohio for 162 years, Mercy Health’s desire is to not only focus from a healthcare end in creating new technologies and opportunities but also ensure the community as a whole benefits through job creation and positioning northwest Ohio for growth moving forward,” said Imran Andrabi, M.D., president and CEO, Mercy Health. “Mercy Health is proud to collaborate with these organization through the ESP program and

work together for the benefit of all who live and work here.” ProMedica will continue to support biomedical innovators and entrepreneurs from across the region, and will work to ensure that there will be greater visibility for commercialization activities as well as the breadth of opportunities. As the ESP for the region, NextTech will be prepared to provide services including institutional technology commercialization, venture development services and enterprise development services, as well as cross-cutting activities like branding and marketing support. Offering these services will help develop a diverse pool of entrepreneurial talent, attract venture capital firms and other investors, and help support and enable company operations. “The vision for NextTech is to create an ecosystem which consistently generates hightech, high-wage jobs and opportunity in northwest Ohio,” said John Pigott, M.D., FACS,

means. And most importantly, your phone number is a gateway to your primary means of communication, entertainment and safety. Once your number is compromised, it’s far more intrusive than ever before. Every year or so, a hoax burns like a wildfire through email inboxes and social networks warning that all cellphone numbers are about to go public. It also says there’s a deadline to register your cellphone and, once registered, it only blocks your number for five years. Oddly enough, the only thing the hoax message gets right is the number to call. For the record, mobile telephone numbers have never been in any danger of being made public or released to telemarketers. Additionally, there has never been a deadline to register your cellphone. If you get an unsolicited marketing call on

your cellphone, first ask the caller how they got your number and firmly tell them you don’t want to be contacted again. If they call back, file a complaint with the FTC at or 1-888-382-1222. But these days, many companies find it cheaper, easier and more profitable to send advertisements by text. You may also receive a host of “robocalls,” pre-recorded messages that automatically play when you pick up. With so many cellphone numbers being collected in databases, companies have a massive list of potential customers. Remember that texts, robocalls, and telemarketers may just as likely be scammers in disguise. Use extreme caution when answering these messages, and never give away personal data. Joining the Do Not Call Registry is actually very simple. You go to the website and enter the landline or cellphone number you want on the list. Note that fax numbers are governed under different regulations, so signing them up won’t do anything. After going through a quick email verification, you’re done. You can also call 1-888-382-1222 from any phone you want on the list. That’s all it takes, and your number stays on the list until you ask for it to be removed or you give up the number. Warning: You might receive a phone call from someone claiming to work at the Do Not Call Registry or Federal Trade Commission. They’ll claim your number isn’t listed on Do Not Call and offer to sign you up. Naturally, you just have to provide some personal information. This is always a scam. Just hang up. On the other hand, political organizations, charities and survey takers are still permitted to call you. Businesses

ProMedica Chief Innovation Officer/Strategic Business Development, and lead for developing the RFP response to the Ohio Third Frontier. “The mission is to drive a technology-based start-up environment through a broad and inclusive entrepreneurial community in northwest Ohio by providing intensive business commercialization services to prepare companies for funding and sustainability. “ As part of the collaborative effort between the partnering organizations, a governance structure has been developed to ensure that conflicts of interests will be eliminated. Key agencies in the region, including the Toledo-Lucas Country Port Authority, Regional Growth Partnership, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Toledo Development Corporation (22nd Century Committee recently transition to DTDC), are supportive of NextTech and feel it is critical for northwest Ohio to have an ESP.

Chamber’s Business Spotlight of the Month

Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michelle Sprott, left, and Chairmman Jeff Broesma, right, congratulate Jillian Parker, Abbie Spillis and Jason Irons of the April Chamber’s Business Spotlight company Buffalo Wild Wings. you’ve bought something from or made a payment to in the last 18 months also have a right to call. When they call, however, just firmly tell them to take you off their list and they have to honor your request, although they might still try to talk you into reconsidering.

Computer Classes Are Available

I will be teaching a Beginners Facebook Class at the Sylvania Senior Center April 26 & 27 (1:30-3). Call 419-885-3913 to register. There is a small fee. Microsoft Word and Excel will be offered in the fall. If you prefer personal tutoring, that is my specialty. It’s just you and me. Call 419/530-8570 to register for classes at the UT campus. Contact me personally for tutoring 419-3189112.

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Would you like to have a mini informational get-together? Recently I have been teaching PC and iPhone/iPad classes anywhere that has Wi-Fi. Informal and informative. We all use the same local Internet. We will pick a topic using open discussion. It is amazing how many different issues are solved. Bring a list of questions. Let’s get started. Got a small business? I can customize a class for your staff. Janis Weber, B.A., owner of Ohio Computer Training & Support, is a professional computer adjunct instructor at UT and Lourdes University. All classes are offered through the Eberly Center at UT with free parking. Email any specific questions or comments to or contact her for assistance at 419-318-9112. Public classes are listed on her website The classes at UT offer inexpensive and totally nonintimidating. Call 419-530-8570 to register. Private tutoring and repairs are just a phone call or email away.



Go M.A.D. Fitness Center to open in Beverly Hills Plaza “Fear Says No You Can’t. Determination Says Yes You Can. Results Say I told You So,” is the motto clients see each time they visit Go M.A.D. Fitness Center. “Go M.A.D. stands for ‘Go Make a Difference,’ and that is what we do here every day,” offered owner Jason Reinhardt. The new fitness center will open the end of April at 5215 Monroe St. in the Beverly Hills Plaza. Reinhardt said he was looking for an Ohio location and was aware of the former fitness center space, which was available. He was able

to lease the space and took over the facility the first of March. The new 24,000-square-foot fitness center has been repainted and furnished with all new equipment. A new surround sound system has been installed and several 50-inch flat screen TVs are placed in strategic locations for optimum client viewing. The center, open 24 hours, seven days a week, offers members a full schedule of workout classes including yoga, Pilates, kickboxing and Zumba in the large studio just to name a few. “We have something for

Fast-casual pizza chain opens newest location in Toledo

At 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza guests can create their own pizza or choose from 15 specialty varieties. 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, a fastthen guided down an assembly line of pizza casual American spin on authentic, handconsultants where they can create their own tossed Neapolitan pizza, opened its doors to pizza from more than 35 cheeses, sauces, the Toledo community on Thursday, April meats and vegetables and other toppings all 13. The new restaurant, located at 5380 for one flat price, or they may order one of Monroe St., serves personalized, made-tothe shop’s 15 varieties of specialty pizzas order pizza. such as the Smokey Pollo aka Barbecue The Toledo 1000 Degrees location is the Bourbon Chicken and the Philly, cheese first in the Northwest Ohio area and is steak pizza. owned and operated by local entrepreneur Pizzas, which are available in both Kevin Orians, marketing research executive. personal 10-inch and 14-inch sharable sizes, As a longtime resident of the Toledo area, are then fired at 1000 degrees in a custom, Orians was drawn to the brand’s handmade, revolving Neapolitan brick oven authenticity, proprietary oven and devotion in just two minutes. to serving fresh, high-quality ingredients. “We’re thrilled to further expand our His goal is to open additional 1000 Degrees brand throughout Ohio,” said 1000 Degrees Pizza locations in Northwest Ohio in the CEO and Founder Brian Petruzzi. Unlike next 18 months. “I am thrilled to open the traditional Neapolitan pizza which has a first 1000 Degrees location in Toledo. I want slightly undercooked center and requires a to give back to this community, and I look fork and knife to eat, 1000 Degrees forward to opening the doors and sharing Neapolitan Pizza has fused this classic style premium, fast-casual pizza with area with American flare. The result is a thin crust residents and visitors,” he explained. pizza that maintains the light and airy appeal At 1000 Degrees, each pizza begins with of a Neapolitan-style pizza. fresh, never frozen, hand-tossed dough, 1000 Degrees Toledo is open Monday created with Neapolitan flour. Customers are through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.




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everyone from kids to seniors,” Reinhardt said. “We also have a smaller mind-body studio used for yoga and Pilates and a functional training room equipped with TRX straps that promotes a full body workout.” The main workout space is divided into specific areas. There is a section for core work and stretching; a turf area for athletic and functional training; a full body circuit area where members can concentrate on exercising all major muscle groups; and a free weight section. The cardio area also contains a circuit area that offers high intensity workouts. “We have three of everything so members will not ever have to wait for equipment,” he said. Parents can bring their children from infants to 11 years of age to play in the Kids’ Club on weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 8 p.m. or from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. In addition, members can take advantage of the Smoothie Bar featuring pre and post workout smoothies and offer free Wi-fi. “Everything we do is geared to be safe, fun and effective,” he promised.

The monthly fee for individuals is only $25 and no contracts are required. A multi-year veteran in the fitness industry, Reinhardt opened his first Go M.A.D. Fitness facility four years ago in Monroe County, Mich. He subsequently opened one in Monroe, Milan and Canton, Mich. The Toledo Monroe Street location is Reinhardt’s first Ohio fitness center. “As my family grew, I wanted to have more flexible hours to spend time with them. To make that happen, I realized I should own my own business. When the opportunity presented itself, I was ready to act,” he said. Reinhardt attributes the name of his company to his earlier football career. “Our collegiate team did not have a rallying cry so the other captains and I coined the phrase 'Go Make a Difference,' which we shortened to ‘Go M.A.D.’ something we all could rally around,” he said. In fact, the saying became so popular, the stadium at his Alma Mater now bears that name.

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Meet the three small business The finalists are Charlie’s Homemade Pizza and Edibles, Element 112 and Head Over Heels. Vote for one of these Sylvania-area small businesses and give them a chance to win an advertising package with the Sylvania AdVantage and Boomers & Beyond worth over $3,000 and a $250 Visa gift card from GenoaBank.Cast your vote at

Charlie’s Homemade Pizza and Edibles 6600 W. Sylvania Ave.

Owners since 2010: Steve Weaver and Steve Weaver Jr. Year established: 1996

For the father and son duo of Steve Weaver and Steve Weaver Jr., Charlie’s is all about giving their customers a great dining experience. The restaurant is a family affair with Weaver as front of house manager, Weaver Jr. as chef, and mom Laurie as head server. “We are a true family run, locally owned business, and my job is to make sure the customer is happy and the food is right when it walks out the door,” said Weaver.

What makes your business unique?

Laurie, Steve and Steve Weaver Jr. are the owners of Charlie’s Homemade Pizza and Edibles.

Charlie’s Homemade Pizza, a multi-year trophy winner at the annual Pizza Palooza competition, took First Place in the People’s Choice category and Second Place in the Judge’s Choice category in 2016. “Our pizza is like no other. When you ask for a topping, you get a topping,” laughed Weaver. “We make everything from scratch. Our Alfredo sauce, pesto sauce, our lasagna – they’re all freshly made. Our veggies are very fresh and

are from local suppliers. In the summer, we go to the farm and pick our own. It’s the little things we choose to do that other restaurants don’t,” he added.

Who or what inspired you to create your business?

“Ultimately my dad inspired me. Being involved in a family business was something I always wanted to experience myself. My goal is to see the business grow in an environment in which people enjoy coming to. We want folks to leave with a smile on their faces and full stomachs.” Charlie’s is a popular go to for donations and fundraisers. “We support our local schools by hosting fundraising events where we donate a portion of our sales. We also cater many events for community organizations and donate gift certificates for special events and golf outings. It’s imperative to us to be involved in the local community, and we look forward to serving it for years to come,” explained Weaver.

What is your definition of success?

“Of course, you always want your business to grow. As my former supervisor once said, ‘You either grow or you go,’” said Weaver. “But at the end of the night, when you see a bunch of people having fun, having a good meal and enjoying their evening, that is success.”

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The Family House, and hosted bake sales and pin sales to raise funds for the American Heart Association. Gehring believes her business is unique because her team is unique. “We get along very well. We’re like family, and everyone helps each other out.” Owner: Sue Gehring Year established: 2008

Head Over Heels owner Sue Gehring takes great pride in that her hair, nails and massage salon is a “green business.” “What our clients like about us is that we are totally green. The color line we use is hypoallergenic, dermatologist recommended, and yogurt based. Not only is it healthy for the client, but it’s also healthy for the technician applying it.”

What makes your business unique?

Sue Gehring established her salon, Head Over Heels, in 2008.

Element 112 5735 N. Main St. Owners: Chris and Madeline Nixon Year established: 2012

Chef and owner of Element 112 Chris Nixon loves it when he sees one of his dishes featured in another restaurant. “I think it’s great!” he exclaimed. Since 2012, he and his team have worked to change the perception of food in the Toledo area, which was the original concept when opening the restaurant. “When you cook for an experience it’s way different than cooking to fill people up. We ask ourselves, ‘Are we cooking for an experience?’”

What makes your business unique?

“I would like to say it’s about our food, but it’s actually about our people. They were all hired because they are passionate about what they do. We have managers who work in all different areas. For example, we have someone testing recipes, someone who makes sure the food is correct, someone who makes sure the patio is ready to open, managers for the gardening and farm efforts, and one just for private events. All of these people are doing something that adds something to a plate.

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“We love being involved in the community, and we get out there as much as we can,” said Gehring. “Every year we adopt a family through Children’s Services. They provide a wish list of things that the family would like for the holidays, and we do everything we can to get it for them. “We were honored to be asked to be part of the survivor’s tent at the Race for the Cure. Our team did pink hair with chalk paint for thousands of people that day.” The team has also collected women’s products for

“I’ve worked at a couple of establishments that really didn’t put their clients first, and they didn’t have respect for their staff. It’s important to let the team know how much you value them. You get such a commitment from your staff when you do that. It was about finding a place and doing it my way,” explained Gehring. What is your definition of success? “It’s just about being happy with your life and enjoying every day. To me it’s not about money. It’s about having a wonderful husband, three wonderful girls, two sons-in-law, seven grandkids, and a group of people I love to work with,” said Gehring. “I’ve hired a lot of girls right out of school. I almost feel like the proud mom when I see them grow and develop their skills. When I see that happen, I feel successful. We have many happy clients, and that alone makes me feel successful.”

They are all elements on a plate. Even the person who makes the butter makes the extra effort. I love that, and the butter’s really good,” he laughed. “When you become a chef, you find out it’s not just about cooking. My job is to help these people do their jobs. In the end, I am just a support system for my staff.”

Who or what inspired you to start a business?

I had wanted to do a restaurant since I was 15,” he offered. Nixon said he received inspiration and support from John Meier and Greg Geswein, both retired Libbey Glass executives. “I was working in Coldwater, Mich., at the time, and John and Greg and Brian Chambers, my uncle, and my mom, Michele Nixon, was the group that came up with the concept for the restaurant and got me here. I was thrilled to have this group to back me up.”

What is your definition of success?

“We talk about trying to do just a little bit better every day. Show up every day and do one thing better for instance hone your knife skills, or take better care of your tools. After doing this for 365 days, you are going to be pretty good at a lot of things,” explained Nixon. “You add a little to yourself each time. That is all we are trying to do.”

Chris Nixon is owner and chef at Element 112.

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CIC Honors Economic Development Efforts

Standing L-R: Mayor Craig Stough, left, and Sylvania Township Trustee John Crandall, right, congratulate those receiving CIC awards for their new buildings or expansions in the past year representing nearly $60 million. Those receiving awards include Jeff Barror, Lakes of Sylvania; Kevin Aller, city of Sylvania’s Municipal and Court House parking lot improvements; Dale Tolson, Tolson Enterprises’ Saxon Square; Jason Phillips, Rosary Care Center; Jim Wilson, Wildlife Education Center at Camp Miakonda; Mark Peterson, Burger King; Alan Lepard, Wildlife Education Center at Camp Miakonda; Patrick Branson, National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark; Mike Jacob, Cooper Smith Advertising; David Cobin, Tekela Restaurant; Dottie Kendall, AAA Tire & Auto; Mike McMahon, SJARD’s Pacesetter Park resurfacing; Edgar Avila, AAA Tire & Auto; and Baron Black, SJARD’s Pacesetter Park resurfacing. Seated L-R: Lee Ann Sandor of Tekela Restaurant; Dana Cruse, Lakes of Sylvania; Gayle Young, Sunset Village; Mary Arquette, Lourdes University’s Ebeid Recreation Center; Josette Snyder and Tana Ohneck, Toledo Memorial Park’s First Responders Last Call Memorial; Marianne Keller and Melissa Miller, Balance and Mobility; Jennifer Archer, Sylvania Community Arts Commission’s downtown mural; and Marilynn Johnson, Cooper Smith Advertising. Other projects honored include the King Road Library, the Sylvania Avenue and Centennial Road roundabout, Buffalo Wild Wings, Fresh Thyme Market and Midwest Security. The awards were presented at the regular CIC meeting on April 12.


Fundraiser Benefits Historical Village Sylvania Historical Village board members and fashion fundraiser trunk show hostesses Kim Hess, left, and Mary Kay Solt, right, look on as Teri Giacci, third from left, presents a check from the trunk show to Sylvania Historical Village Executive Director Andi Erbskorn. Giacci donated a portion of the profits from the event. The board voted to designate the donation for the reinterpretation of the parlor in the museum bringing the home back to its 1930s’ charm when three generations of the Cooke family lived here. Through a generous donation of family photos from Dr. Cooke’s granddaughter, Marilyn KuhlmanEnz, there are images of what the parlor looked like and the plan is to restore the room to reflect that time period with changes in window treatments, furniture and floor coverings.

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Sylvania–Then and Now: 5703 Main St. BY GAYLEEN GINDY LOOKING BACK

We have now arrived at the northwest corner of Main Street and Maplewood Avenue. Back in the days before expressways and even before paved roads, this corner property was a very busy place. As early as 1842 a large hotel was built here by A.J. Majors, and that same year he took out a license to keep a tavern in Sylvania. Hotels were very important in the early days. People traveling for long distances, at a very slow pace, needed a place to stop to feed and water their horses, rest for the evening, have a bite to eat, take a bath, among other necessary essential things. This hotel was located on the heavily traveled Plank Road, sometimes called the Territorial Road, one of our earliest routes leading east and west through Lucas County. This hotel was also originally one block from the original Erie & Kalamazoo Railroad Depot, and it became the social center of Sylvania. The owners of the hotel business were as follows: 1842 to 1847 – Adolphus J. Majors – Major’s Hotel; 1847 to 1849 – George B. Minor - Minor Hotel; 1849 to 1860 – Ellis Parker – Parker’s Exchange; 1860 to 1862 – Charles N. Lewis – Lewis’ Hotel; 1862 to 1864 – Edwin T. Roberts – Roberts’ Hotel; 1864 to 1866 - Johnson Sullivan – Johnson’s Hotel; 1866 to 1868 – William R. Truesdale - Truesdale House; 1868 to 1891 – Harry and Eliza Bidwell – The Bidwell Exchange; 1891 to 1909 – Victor M. Burg – Hotel Victor; 1909 to 1911 – George Keene – Victor Hotel; 1911 to 1915 – Guy Gloyd – Victor Hotel Histories written over the years tell us that the three-story wood frame section of this hotel, housed a ballroom on the second floor, which brought people from miles around on the weekends for their special events. This ballroom had “sounding bells” and a spring floor that bounced as they danced. It is said to have been built that way for that purpose. The dining room was on the first floor, and the third floor and the floors in the front brick portion of the building were sleeping rooms that they rented out. In its heyday, Harry Bidwell, and his wife Eliza, owned and ran the hotel from 1868 until 1891. It was recorded that he was known to the boys of the town as “Uncle Harry” and while he owned the hotel it was operated under a “no alcohol” policy. Victor Burg purchased the property and hotel building in 1891. In 1904, according to the Sylvania Sun newspaper, Mr. Burg rebuilt the hotel. He increased the size of the brick front portion of the building considerably, as can be seen between the 1890 photo and the 1912 photo. An article in the newspaper distributed in 1903 named the “Toledo Critic” said this, “One of Sylvania’s oldest landmarks is the Hotel Victor, managed at the present time by Messr. Victor Burg. When in town, and you have a few leisure hours at your disposal, drop in and see what they have to show you. For a good meal and a comfortable night’s rest The Victor is the best in Sylvania.” On Sunday March 28,1915, just a little after midnight, a fire was noticed in the old hotel. Victor Burg still owned the property and his brother-in-law, Guy Gloyd, was running the hotel at this time. The Toledo Blade dated March 29, 1915 said, “Fire, which broke out early Sunday morning in the central part of Sylvania, raged unchecked for nearly five hours.” The loss on the hotel building was $6,000 and $2,000 on its contents. The other buildings destroyed at this time were a two-story frame barn and a one-story bowling alley owned by the hotel proprietor valued at $1,200, a two-story home and several large frame buildings to the west owned by the Robert Hixon Lumber Com-


pany valued at $35,000. Also lost were a frame poultry house and two sheds. The fire was said to have started in an unoccupied bedroom on the second floor of the hotel. The cause was not known. It was discovered at 12:15 by Darrell Hawley, who lived across the street. He saw smoke coming from the windows. In addition to the manager, and his family, there were eight guests and employees in the hotel. Mr. Hawley gave the alarm and aroused the sleeping occupants. When the first volunteer fire fighters arrived, flames were already shooting from the hotel windows and soon the second floor was ablaze. The fire spread rapidly, and soon the hotel was in flames from top to bottom, along with several other buildings to the west and north. In 1917 Victor Burg sold this property to Frank and Frances Koepfer and Fred V. and Diora Myers, with each couple owning half. (Frances Koepfer and Fred V. Myers were sister and brother). They had the current two-story red brick building constructed here where they operated the Sylvania Auto Company, and according to advertisements they started selling the Maxwell Touring Cars first. Even though it was Mr. Myers who operated the auto business here, the Koepfers continued to own half of the property and building. By 1919 the business had grown to the point that they were increasing the size by adding to the back portion of the building according to the Sylvania Sentinel dated July 17, 1919. Frank Koepfer passed away in 1940, and his wife continued to own half of the property until she sold her portion to her brother, Fred V. Myers and his wife Diora in 1946. They owned this building until 1973. Fred Myers ran the Sylvania Auto Sales business here from 1917 until 1956. In 1938 an advertisement for the Sylvania Auto Sales shows they were selling every brand, including, the Plymouth four-door Sedan, Dodge Touring Sedan, Chevrolet Master DeLuxe, Chevrolet Business Coupe, Ford two-door Sedan, DeSoto four-door Sedan, and the Willys 37. Then an advertisement from 1940 shows that Fred Myers was selling the Dodge Coupe for $755 and the Dodge Sedan for $815. A building permit issued to Fred Myers in 1948 allowed him to build an addition on the rear of the property, taking the building right up to the rear property line. In 1956 Fred Myers retired and leased his Dodge-Plymouth agency and building to Carson Peck and Nick Sulier who operated here until 1962. In 1962 Mr. Myers leased the building to Jerry Leon who sold furniture and appliances from this building. By 1964 Bob Root Dodge leased the building for their car sales, service department and body and paint shop. In 1971 a sign permit was issued for a U-Fix-It Garage to be operated out of this building and an arcade room was established in the rear portion of the building for a short time. Fred Myers passed away in 1975, and he had sold the building to Hugh D. White of Dave White Chevrolet in 1973. During the time that Mr. White owned the building all the windows were boarded up for over 20 years and the building was used for storage and various vehicle repairs, but not open to the public. The city of Sylvania purchased the building in 1994, and with the help of a capital improvement grant the boards were removed from the windows in 1997 and major improvements were made to the inside and outside of the building, including beautiful new windows throughout. At that time it was converted into numerous rental spaces, including a restaurant in the front portion. Over the next 20 years the city rented the spaces out. The list of businesses in this building from 1997 until 2017 is just too large to include here, but the front portion was occupied by the Maplewood Café, then Trattoria Sofo and finally Treo Restaurant. Just recently the city announced that they sold the







1997 building for $1.1 million, and after eight years in business the Treo Restaurant recently closed its doors. There are three other tenants in the building at this time, and we are not sure whether they will stay or go when their leases are up now that there is a new building owner.

2016 Either way the city officials brought this old building back to life and in the end made a profit for taxpayers. We are now wondering what is next for this beautiful building.


V.Five – Table of Contents Zoning and Development History of Zoning in Sylvania Cemeteries and Undertaking The Establishment of Cemeteries in Sylvania History of Public Cemeteries Undertaking / Funeral Parlors / Funeral Homes Ghosts, Legends, Folklore and Spooky Stories Ghost Towns in Sylvania The Ghost of Ravine Cemetery The Ghost of Pacesetter Park The Ghost of Mrs. Ward Native American Ghosts Sylvania’s Old Original Jail was Haunted The Mystery of Alonzo Bellows Poor Chloe Smith-Warren Hiram Wellman Still Lives Among Us A Vortex in Centennial Farms? Our Ghost at the No. 1 fire station A Few Long-Time Businesses in Sylvania All-American Coach Company Alter’s Greenhouse / Whiteford Road Greenhouse The Bagel Place / Barry’s Bagel Bel-Main Upholstery Bill Knapp’s Restaurant Bill’s Big Burger Bird’s Grocery Store Boyd’s Cut Rate Drug Store Carroll Motor Sales Cartwright Manufacturing Company Chalet Village Restaurant Chandler Block / Sylvania Building Products

Chandler Hardware Checkerboard Inn / Seafood Bar and Restaurant / The Seafood Comstock & Coventry Furniture / Comstock Furniture Dog House / Our Place Restaurant Don’s Drive-in Elden’s Coal & Supply Company El Matador Mexican Restaurant Farmers and Merchants Bank Co. Fleeger’s Hardware Franklin Airport / Franklin Ice Cream Hesselbart’s Grocery Highland Meadows Golf Course Holland House Autoteria Holliday’s Five & Dime / Holliday’s 5 Cent to $1 Store Hotchkiss Motor Sales Howard’s Elevator and Grain Co. / Howard’s Tire and Battery Shop / Howard Motor Sales / Howard Gas and Oil Company In The Pines J & G Pizza Palace / J & G Pizza – Gyros Restaurant Jimmie’s Hamburger Knisely Kleaners Laux Motor Sales Leader Store / Jerry’s Clothing Lentz and Sturn Drug Store Leonard’s / LaPoint’s / Richard’s / Yeager’s General Store Lindau Drug Store Maple Grove Tavern Melody Inn Oak’s Feed Store Pabst Brewing Company in Sylvania Parkview Dairy

Patneau Community Chevrolet / Suburban Chevrolet / Dave White Chevrolet Plantation Motel Pownell Machine Works Reed’s Grocery / D & R Market Sautter’s Food Center Schaber Motor Sales Scripture Supply Shop Sharp’s Party Shoppe / Clark’s Party Shoppe Someplace Else Restaurant Snyder-Parker Monument Company / Sylvandale Turkey and Poultry Farm Speedway Theater Spuyten Duyval Golf Course Star-Lite Drive-in Starlite Plaza / Churchills / General Churchill Stork’s Nest / Cow Palace / Carmel’s / Ventura’s Sylvania Bowling Lanes Sylvania Country Club and Golf Course Sylvania Home Bakery / Seitz Bakery / Brieschke’s Bakery Sylvania Lumber / Robert Hixon Lumber Company / Hixon-Peterson Lumber Company / Kelsey Freeman Lumber Company Sylvania Savings Bank Sylvania Tanning Company / Sylvania Tannery Sylvan Studio Sylvan Theater Sylvania Veterinary Hospital Toledo Memorial Park and Cemetery Vic’s Sandwich Shop / Village Inn Vin Devers Wagonlanders Western Auto Store





Shred Day and Arbor Day The city of Sylvania has two green programs scheduled for later this month: Shred Day and Arbor Day. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in these proCraig Stough grams for improving the environment. The city of Sylvania will be hosting its 11th annual “Shred Day” on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. AccuShred LLC will again bring its document destruction equipment to the Sylvania Municipal Court parking lot at 6730 Monroe Street and offer onsite shredding of documents. Enter off Monroe Street at the west driveway. AccuShred is a certified information document destruction company, and for the fourth year will also be accepting electronic items for recycling. Residents can bring up to 50 lbs. of personal paper documents in boxes or bags for free shredding, courtesy of AccuShred without cost to the city. That is about three medium bags or


TOWNSHIP TOPICS Deputy Fire Chief Named Township trustees have named Chris Nye a deputy chief of the Sylvania Township fire department. His role will be to oversee daily operations, which was the position held by Mike Ramm prior to his being named chief of the department. Both changes were triggered by the mid-March retirement of Chief Jeff Kowalski. After serving five years as a volunteer, Mr.

banker’s boxes full of documents. Additional documents beyond 50 lbs. will also be shredded, but at a cost of $3 per container. Staples do not need to be removed, but paper cannot be in binders or have binder clips. At last year’s Sylvania Shred Day, 20,910 lbs. of paper, the most ever, was dropped off for shredding. Shredding offers a practical way to recycle paper rather than bury it in a landfill and is a natural extension to the city of Sylvania’s curbside materials recycling and green yard waste recycling programs. Shredding is also a safe way to dispose of personal documents that contain identity and financial information such as account numbers, social security numbers, names and addresses. Identity theft has become a bigger problem in recent years and shredding is one way to reduce your exposure to this problem. In addition, electronic items including computers, printers, copiers, fax machines, small appliances, telephones, cell phones and DVD/VCR/CD players will again be accepted for recycling during this year’s Shred Day. Computer monitors will cost $5.00 each and televisions will not be accepted. Visit, for a complete list of electronic items that will be accepted for recycling. Last year, 2,980 pounds of electronic items were recycled. Nye was hired as a full-time firefighter in April 1994. He was promoted to lieutenant in 2004. His new position will require Chief Nye to give up his position as president of Sylvania Township Firefighters Local 2247, which he has held for 17 years. Zoning Variances Approved Construction for a restaurant new to the area has been given the okay with variances recently approved the Sylvania Township board of zoning appeals. Moe’s Southwestern Grill asked for a variance from a requirement to have a five foot

A line up of cars greets workers at the city of Sylvania shred day. The city of Sylvania will have its annual Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, April 28, this year at Sylvan Elementary School starting at 1:00 p.m. The city of Sylvania has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation for the 35th consecutive year. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service. To become a Tree City USA, a community must meet four standards: a tree board or department, a tree care ordi-

nance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance. Sylvania has met these standards for t35 years, leading to a better quality of life for all of our residents. Sylvania Rotary Club is again donating this year’s Arbor Day Celebration tree, as they have for many years. Since 1975, over 7,700 street trees have been planted by the city of Sylvania Parks and Forestry Division. City forestry programs not only plant new trees, but also prune and take care of trees in our parks, public lands and street right-of-ways.

landscape buffer along the west side of the property and a change in parking space requirements which involved that buffer. With the landscape variance approved, the business met parking requirements. The property is at 5299 Monroe St., where Flanders Road intersects with Monroe Street. According to Sylvania Township officials the building currently on the property was constructed in 1954 and has not been redeveloped. There is no landscaping on the site, which was most recently used as a used car dealership. Darryl Graus, manager of the township office of planning and development, said the developer intends to demolish the current building and will add landscaping on the east and south sides of the new restaurant. Land Use Survey Available Sylvania Township residents are reminded that a new land-use plan for the community is

underway and their thoughts and concerns are being sought through a survey available on the township website, Glenn Grisdale, co-manager of the project for Reveille and the Mannik Smith Group, said they have had nearly 1,400 responses so far and that is considered good, but the more people who make their thoughts known the better. Grisdale said there have been a number of meetings with planning committees, but recommendations for the township’s future land use and priorities won’t be set until later this year. He noted that the city of Sylvania recently added the survey to their website, “and that should add something to the total.” John Crandall, a township trustee and chairman of the township planning committee, said, “We want this plan to be the public’s plan. Let us know what you want, and we’ll try to get it done.”

‘Heros Were Made’ Presented to Fire Chief

George France, left, and Gary Fitzpatrick, right, present SylvaniaTownship Fire Chief Mike Ramm with the painting ‘Heros Were Made,’ depicting the scene of Flight 93 at Staystown, Penn. on Sept. 11, 2001. The painting was one of the raffle items donated for the Chocolate and Wine Affair to benefit Sylvania Area Family Services. France, a retired Sylvania Township Firefighter, and Fitzpatrick, an SAFS board member, purchased the painting and donated it to the Sylvania Township Fire Department.


Philanthropy Awards presented

Murray Howe, M.D. The ProMedica Philanthropy Champion of the year is given to a physician and/or an employee/department that has shown exemplary service to a ProMedica patient and the community. The candidate is an advocate for outstanding health care as demonstrated through the compassion, hope, and healing they provide to their patients and the community. The award was given April 6 to Murray Howe, M.D. In 2016, Dr. Howe made a huge impact by lending his father’s name as well as the support of his family to ProMedica’s Gordie Howe Initiative. This is an effort to raise awareness about, collect data for, and bring potential advances forward for those suffering from traumatic brain injury. Dr. Howe, director of Sports Imaging at ProMedica, strongly exemplifies the characteristics his profession is noted for: compassion, hard work, determination and healing. “This is a great honor for me, because this means that in some small way, I am being recognized for being able to help people, that is nothing less than a huge honor, and it inspires

Members of the golf committee, along with Chrys Peterson, accepted their award. me to continue to work harder to do good things for the community,� expressed Dr. Howe. The ProMedica Flower Hospital Golf Committee was awarded the Stevens Warren Flower Award. The Stevens Warren Flower Award has been given to outstanding philanthropists since 2006. The Golf Benefit Committee has worked diligently over the past 10 years to raise funds for services and programs for patients at Hickman Cancer Center on the campus of ProMedica Flower Hospital. The Golf Benefit started as a result of the group of founding fathers that have a very strong passion for Hickman Cancer Center. This group includes Todd Ansberg, Matt Douglas, C. Michael Smith, Joe Stockdale, Jim Armstrong and Boyd Montgomery. Since inception, the committee has raised more than $960,000. This summer, as they celebrate their 10th anniversary, they hope to reach an incredible milestone and raise more than $1 million for ProMedica Hickman Cancer Center.

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Ava Marie Malak, daughter of Taylor and Katie Malak, was born on Feb 1, 2017 in Lumberton, Texas.She weighted eight pounds, four ounces and was 20 1/4. Her maternal grandparents are Mike and Laura Bader and her paternal grandparents are Heidi and Mel Malak, all of Sylvania. Her parents are 2007 Southview graduates.

Sylvanian inducted into Educational Theatre Hall of Fame Scott Wilson, former Sylvanian, has been selected for the Educational Theatre Association Ohio Chapter Hall of Fame. Wilson is a theatre teacher for Westerville, Olentangy and Columbus school districts. From 2012-2014, Wilson was one of the writing team members for the National Coalition for Core Arts that established national standards for theatre. He also served the national organization on the International Thespian Officers Advisory Board. He is a regular in local productions. Wilson demonstrated his dedication to Ohio Thespians and the Educational Theatre Association Ohio Chapter through curriculum and standards input, through troupe development and his work with students and teachers in the theatre realm. Wilson was formally inducted at the state conference in Dublin, Ohio, on March 25.

L-R: Joann Wilson, Rob Davis, Scott Wilson, and Larry Wilson at the March 25 induction of Scott Wilson to the Educational Theatre Association Ohio Chapter Hall of Fame.


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Mancy’s Italian celebrates 20 years on Monroe Street April 21, 1997, marked the grand opening of Mancy’s Italian Grill, 5453 Monroe St., one of the first Italian restaurants in the area. Twenty years ago, the hand cut steaks, fresh seafood, hand-tossed pizza dough finished in a wood-fired oven, and slow simmered sauces became a dining hit that remains true today. “We opened using some of my Italian grandmother’s recipes she made at home. Over the years, we’ve made them our own perfecting these recipes and creating our own signature dishes,� noted George Mancy, managing partner. We are forever coming up with new recipes and tweaking our menu items. We are always evolving.� The weekly menu features new specials every week along with the traditional entree favorites. Mancy credits the restaurant success and longevity primarily on his staff of 65 people under the direction Executive Chef Matt Lawrence and Service Manager Kim Kahn. “We have a great staff of people who have been here for a long time. They all know about and are great about providing great customer service,� Mancy said. Kahn added, “We have very little turnover, and we rarely have someone leave to go to another restaurant. We hire good people, and they stay here.� The four 1/2-star restaurant has seating for 200 in the white cloth-covered table dining room and 70 in the more casual bar area. The banquet room has capacity for 100 guests. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11


a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 4 to 9 p.m. Before Mancy’s Italian Grill opened, George Mancy had been working with the Bravo Restaurant Group following his graduation from The Ohio State University. In 1994, he moved back to the Sylvania area and joined his brothers Gus and John and cousins Nick and Mike who had also returned to the area to work in the longtime family business. His dad, John, and his late uncle George had begun to step back from the restaurant while their children began assuming greater responsibilities for the business. Even so, they did acquire the Monroe Street property, which had housed the former Vagabond Restaurant. “They thought this was a great location and they were eager to open an Italian restaurant, which was a hot item during the mid 90s Mancy related. Armed with his experience working at Bravo, Mancy chose to become involved with the new venture. He helped with the renovations transforming the former Vagabond Restaurant into Mancy’s Italian Grill. Rudolph/Libbe served as the general contractor. “It took almost a year to complete,� Mancy recalled. “We redid everything in here to create the neighborhood atmosphere we wanted to have,� he pointed out. “We are always thinking about our guests and what is best for them,� he added. “Here’s to the next 20 years and the unlimited possibilities that Mancy’s Italian Grill offers.�


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For the Foodie

One Dish Dinners Cooking Class Thursday, April 27, 4:30-7 p.m. Foodology 2059 W. Laskey Rd. Learn how to create one-dish meals such as Risotto, Spanish Paella, Gumbo and Cookies-n-Cream Brownies. Adults only. Register at Wine and Food Tastings Sofo’s Italian Market 5400 Monroe St. Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m. Join your friends for wine and food tastings each Wednesday at the area’s premier Italian foods specialty store. Prices vary depending on wines offered, 419882-8555.

Cultural Cooking Class Saturday, April 30, 2-4 p.m. Nana’s Kitchen and Event Center at Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center 1225 Broadway St., Toledo Chef Alberto Marin will teach participants to make the historic Aztec corn-based

soup, Huajihicuitl (cactus soup). Presented by Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center. $20 per person. RSVP 419-241-1655.

Fresh to Order Tamales Nana’s Kitchen and Event Center at Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center 1225 Broadway St., Toledo Traditional - chicken, beef or pork $12 per dozen; vegan - spinach or beans $15 per dozen; and vegetarian - spinach and cheese, beans and cheese or cheese $15 per dozen. Call at least one day ahead to place order 419-241-1655. Australian Wine Tasting Saturday, May 20, 6 p.m. Element 112 5735 N. Main St. Tasting includes five different wines and three seasonal hors d’oeuvres. Guests attending can stay for dinner and receive 10% of their final bill. Tasting $35 per person. RSVP to Kory at 419-517-1104 or

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Yield: 40 pies “Fatayer are made year-round. Since they are vegan, they are often made leading up to Easter. They are a great grab and go meal or snack and children love them,” said Cassis. Dough 6 ½ cups flour 1 cup pastry flour 2 teaspoons salt 1 package dry yeast 3 teaspoons canola, olive or corn oil 4 cups warm water, about 110°. Have a few more cups handy if needed.

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For former restaurant owners and caterers, Corinne and Chuck Cassis, the decision to open a bakery was easy. “After we left the restaurant business, people still requested our Lebanese pastries beJennifer Ruple cause they go so beautifully with everything,” said Corinne Cassis. “In addition, Lebanese pastries are time consuming, and people just don’t have the time to make them these days.” In 2011, the husband and wife team started Sitto’s Bakery, a home-based business where they make Lebanese foods and pastries such as their popular pita chips, 40 Layer Baklawa, Gh’raybeh (butter cookies) and Ka’ick ib Ajwi (date cookies). “These are the pastries that we grew up with,” explained Cassis. “Sitto is Arabic for grandmother, and that’s how both of us learned to cook. Everyone loved being at my grandmother’s home because she would feed us. She knew that food would bring everyone together and keep everyone happy.” Sitto’s Bakery products can be found yearround on Saturdays at the Toledo Farmers Market. As the summer season approaches, Sitto’s can be found at other area farmers markets – Sylvania on Tuesday, Westgate on Wednesdays, and Perrysburg on Thursdays.


Cassis recommends having all ingredients measured and ready to go because you will need to work quickly. “Phyllo dough waits for no one. Also, make the syrup a day ahead and allow it to come to room temperature before pouring over the baklawa.”

2 packages phyllo dough, room temperature 3 cups melted rendered butter or ghee 1 pound walnuts, finely chopped 1 pound pecans, finely chopped ½ cup sugar 2 tablespoons orange blossom water Heat oven to 350 F. Place rack in upper oven. In a mixing bowl, combine nuts, sugar and orange blossom water. Set aside. Open 1 package of dough and smooth out flat. Lay one sheet of dough on baking sheet and brush with butter. Repeat with remaining sheets (20 in each package). Spread nut mixture evenly over dough. Over the nut mixture, repeat process with second package of dough. With a very sharp knife, cut baklawa into diamond or square shapes. Make sure to cut all the way through or they will be difficult to remove from pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Lower temperature to 250 F and bake for 1 hour, until tops are light golden brown. Remove and place on cooling rack. Let rest for about 5 - 10 minutes then ladle syrup over each piece. Quickly remove each piece from pan otherwise they become soggy. Syrup 8 cups sugar 4 cups water Juice of 1 large lemon 2 tablespoons orange blossom water

Filling 6 pounds frozen spinach, thawed and drained 2 cups sweet onions, diced 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon pepper 2 teaspoons lemon salt or ¾ cup fresh lemon juice Seeds from one pomegranate (optional) Proof the yeast with water and oil about 10 minutes. In a mixer with dough attachment, sift flour and salt together. Add water and mix gently until dough doesn't stick and is babyskin smooth. You may need to add more water. Don't over mix. Cover and let dough rise at least 1 hour in a warm place, until doubled in size. In a large mixing bowl, combine thoroughly all ingredients except spinach. Add spinach and combine. Let stand 30 minutes to allow flavors to meld. Separate dough into golf-ball size pieces. Cover and let rest another 30 minutes. Heat oven to 450 F. Place racks on middle and top shelves. Coat baking sheets with cooking spray. Pat or roll out dough balls to ⅛ inch thickness. Place heaping tablespoon of mixture in center and tightly pinch triangles closed. Place triangles on baking sheets. Place on middle shelf in oven until bottoms are light brown, about 12 minutes depending on your oven. Place on top shelf or broiler for tops to brown or leave on middle shelf to ensure dough does not burn. Remove from baking sheet onto cooling racks and brush tops with oil. Serve room temperature or cool.


Mujadara (Lentils and Rice)

Another vegan meal that is low in fat and easy to prepare. “This dish is best when made ahead of time, which allows the flavors to meld, and served at room temperature or slightly warm. Because I really enjoy sautéed onions, I always double the amount of onions,” said Cassis. 1 cup lentils 3 ½ cups water 2 large sweet onions, 1 diced and 1 thinly sliced 1 cup rice 1 ½ teaspoons salt ¼ cup olive oil Lift (pickled turnips) for garnish, if desired In a large bottom sauté pan, brown sliced onions until they are almost caramelized. Wash lentils and remove any small stones. In a stock pot, place lentils, salt and water. Cover pot and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Meanwhile, wash the rice. Add diced onion and rice to lentils and bring back to a boil. Add about 4 tablespoons of the oil from the sautéed onions, stir and cover cooking over low heat for an additional 17 minutes. Season to taste. Pour lentils and rice onto a serving platter. Top with the sautéed onions and oil. Garnish with pickled turnips for color and taste.

In a large pot, bring water and sugar to a hard boil, stirring with a wooden spoon. Lower heat to medium low and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes. Add lemon juice and simmer for 2 -3 minutes. Turn off heat and add orange blossom water. Let cool. Store in a covered container until ready to use.

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Martin Dennis Carrigan

Martin Dennis Carrigan, Esq., died April 3, 2017. Marty was born in 1959 in Mansfield, Ohio, and grew up in Columbia City, Ind., and subsequently moved with his family to Angola, Ind. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn (Simpson) Carrigan, and his father, Michael R. Carrigan Sr. He is survived by his devoted wife of 28 years, Dr. Catherine Carrigan; his beloved daughter Mary Barbara Carrigan and his stepmother, Linda Carrigan of Auburn, Ind. Marty loved his neighbors and golf buddies and he was very devoted to his friends at Stone Oak Country Club whom he loved like family. Marty was a 1981 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, majoring in government and history. He graduated with honors receiving a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1985. He received his Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Findlay in 1995. Marty practiced law throughout his professional career, and also taught law and business since 1997. At the time of his death, Marty was a tenured professor of law and business at the University of Findlay, and an associate lecturer at the University of Indiana, Kokomo. In 2010, Marty took particular satisfaction in serving as an adjunct associate professor of management at the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business. Marty developed a number of legal and business projects for the Ohio Department of Development, New York Institute of Technology, Cardean University, and published eight journal articles on his legal and business research. Marty was often asked to speak and present at industry-wide conferences of his peers. Although his professional accomplishments were many, Marty was especially pleased to assist clients in the most important of their legal affairs. His successes are highlighted by a number of important cases resolved in favor of his clients that serve as legal precedent in the state of Ohio. In addition to his legal accomplishments, Marty took special pride in teaching and

was devoted to his students and proud to participate in higher education. He will be missed by many. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Congregation of the Holy Cross, P.O. Box 765, Notre Dame, IN 46556, Online condolences may be placed at

Xenophon Koinis

Xenophon James (“Xenny”) Koinis, 85, of Charlotte, N.C., passed away April 5, 2017. Born on Aug. 29, 1931, in Toledo, Ohio, he was the youngest of six sons of the late Pauline and James Koinis. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers Frank, Raymond, and Christopher. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Eftilia, and two children, Sophia Koinis Hazlehurst (Yates) of Charlotte, N.C. and Theodore X. Koinis (Pauline) of Pearland, Texas, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren as well as his brothers William (Patricia) Koinis of Madison, Ga. and John Koinis of Novi, Mich., and many loving nieces and nephews. Online condolences to the family at

Sally Shemas

Sally Ellis Shemas, 89, of White Lake, Mich., formerly of Toledo, Ohio, died April 1, 2017, at home surrounded by her loving family. Sally was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Dec. 31, 1927, and moved to Toledo in 1936. She attended Woodward High School (class of ’42). Sally married Nicholas Frank Shemas on Oct. 20, 1945, and began a family that included three children, Jeffery, Gregory and Nicole. They established and worked together in their first business, as coowners of Colonial Dry Cleaners. After the devastating loss of their son Jeffery in 1964, Sally began selling beauty and barber supplies for Hunter Supply Company. She had the distinction of being the first woman salesperson in that

field in the Midwest. Later, she and Nick purchased the company, renaming it Beauty World of Toledo. After closing Beauty World in 1988, Sally began a new career in real estate, where she worked for DiSalle Real Estate Co. and later, Loss Realty Group. Family was first and foremost for Sally. She and Nick hosted many, many family gatherings and celebrations. Her love of family extended to the friends of her children and acquaintances. They knew they could find love and support along with a good meal and conversation at the Shemas home. Sally enjoyed and encouraged lively discussions around the dinner table, where no topic was off limits, including civil rights and the Vietnam War. She enjoyed sharing her love of the Lebanese culture and heritage, along with her love of the Christian Orthodox religion. Her great memory made her a vivid story teller. She loved the tradition of oral history and was often called upon to entertain listeners with her stories. In the book “Arab Americans in Toledo” edited by her good friend, Professor Samir Abu Absi of the University of Toledo, a chapter is dedicated to recollections of her experiences as a young girl growing up in Toledo. Sally loved to travel and her journeys included trips to Italy, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Rio de Janeiro, Austria and Switzerland. She enthusiastically enjoyed the culture of distant places and meeting new people. Most of all, she loved the United States and stayed up-to-date with current affairs, politics and Middle Eastern policies. She enjoyed the beauty of language, both English and Arabic, and was an avid reader. She also was a writer, and along with her husband, composed many original poems to mark special occasions of friends and family. Music was another of Sally’s loves, and her taste was eclectic. From Nina Simone, Pavarotti, and Motown, to Sinatra and everything in between, Sally wore out plenty of stereo speakers in her time. Sally was a devoted lifetime member of St. Elias Antiochian Christian Orthodox Church in Toledo, Ohio, chairing many fundraisers, banquets and social events. One of the highlights of her life was meeting His Holiness Patriarch Elias in 1977, and receiving his personal prayer beads from his hand. During the 1990s, Sally was active in the Greater Toledo Arab American Association, planning and executing many events that brought Christian and Muslim professionals together. There, she made great friends from both communities. In 2001, Sally moved to White Lake, Mich., to be with her daughter’s family. Enjoying the multi-generational lifestyle was a joy for Sally, and she became Tiata (grandmother) to every-

one she met. Once again, her house and heart was open to all the young friends of her grandchildren, and she offered up much wisdom and advice. She loved Michigan and all the beauty surrounding her, but still enjoyed trips to Toledo to get her hair done by her long time hair stylist, Kathy Godell. Surviving are her son Gregory Shemas (Kit); daughter, Nicole Keller (Michael); grandchildren Christa (Robert) Cornell, Michael Shemas, Stephanie Gagliano (Joseph), Anthony (Jamie) Keller, Nicholas Keller; great-grandchildren Madeline and Nolan Cornell, Lucy and Rose Gagliano and Josie Keller, along with many beloved nieces and nephews in the Toledo area and around the country. Sally was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas; son Jeffery; parents, Fr. Elias Ellis and mother, Julia; siblings William Ellis, George Ellis, Peggy Bismark, Jean Margy and Lillian Nassar. Donations in Sally’s memory may be made to the St. Elias Orthodox Church Endowment Fund, or to a charity of choice

Nancy Smith

Nancy Elaine Smith, 77, of Sylvania, Ohio, passed away April 5, 2017, at Ebeid Hospice Residence. She was born Dec. 21, 1939, in Toledo, Ohio, to Lester and Lillian (King) Mortemore. Nancy married her true love Lawrence “Larry” Smith in 1958 and enjoyed forty-one years of marriage, Larry passed away in 1999. Besides being a homemaker and mother of two children she was a coder for Maritz Market Research, retiring in 2001. Nancy enjoyed bowling and euchre card clubs with Larry. She was a fanatical Elvis Presley fan. Nancy was well known for her delicious baked beans and enjoyed discovering new dining experiences. Nancy enjoyed visiting casinos and loved spending time with family and friends. She was very patriotic and quite proud of her son’s military career being extremely active in all associated events. Nancy will long be remembered as a loving caring wife, mom, grandmother and true friend. She is survived by her loving children Alanna Marie Whatmore and Anthony Troy Smith; loving grandson Donovan Whatmore; sister Ronda (Mike) Morse; numerous FAVORITE nieces and nephews; special friends Donna Patton and Nancy Howard; and canine buddy, Frosty. Nancy was preceded in death by parents, husband Larry, brothers Jack, Gary and Richard Mortemore. Those wishing to give a memorial are asked to consider Ebeid Hospice Residence, Sylvania, Ohio. Online condolences may be offered to Nancy’s family at

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Christ Presbyterian Church

Epworth United Methodist Church

Traditional Sunday Worship:

Times of Service: Sundays- 8:30, 9:45, and 11a.m.

Times of Service: Sunday, 8 a.m. and 9:45 a.m.

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Zion Lutheran Church

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Chapel: 8:30 a.m.; Sanctuary 10:00 a.m.

The Gathering: A Contemporary/Praise Service 11:15 a.m.

St. Stephen Lutheran Church

7800 Erie St., Sylvania, Ohio 419-885-1551 Times of Service:

8:30 a.m. Traditional 11 a.m. Contemporary

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Sunday Service 11 a.m. Children’s Church Sunday 11:30 a.m. Bible Study and Youth Group Wednesday 6:30 pm.

St. Michael’s In The Hills Episcopal Church 4718 Brittany Rd. 419-531-1616

8307 Memorial Hwy., Ottawa Lake, Michigan 49267 419-699-2500 Times of Service:

Sunday School 9 a.m. • Adult Bible Study / Children’s K-4 / Grades 5-8/ Summer Traditional Service ~ 9:30 a.m. Winter hours starting Sept. 11 ~ 10:15 a.m.


Lela Schnorf

Lela Mae Schnorf, 111, our beloved and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother passed peacefully to heavenly rest on April 2, 2017 at the Lakes of Monclova with her loving family by her side. She has now joined her parents Amanda Wieland and H. Marshall O’Callaghan to whom she was born on Nov. 29, 1905; her loving husband Brandon G. Schnorf, Sr. who died in 1977 and her youngest son David M. Schnorf was passed away in 2006. Lela lived her entire life in Toledo, graduating from Waite High School in 1924. After graduation, she accepted a secretarial position at Auto Lite working for the executives Claude Pound and A. E. Buckenburg. When she learned of an opening at Collin, Norton, Miller and Young; a brokerage firm in downtown Toledo, she immediately applied and was accepted as executive secretary for Harry E. Collin, managing partner of the firm. During that time, the country went through the great stock market crash of 1929 and Lela became aware of the financial destruction and ill effects of the Great Depression on personal lives, large corporations and small business owners. After spending five wonderful and rewarding years as Mr. Collins’s personal secretary, Lela left the firm. She left the firm to marry young attorney Brandon G. Schnorf. As many have said, “once Brandon met the young, beautiful and intelligent Lela, he never stood a chance.” Lela and Brandon became the parents to two sons Brandon G. Schnorf, Jr. and David M. Schnorf, who followed their father in the practice of law. For many years they practiced together in the firm of Schnorf, Schnorf and Schnorf. The World Wars had a big impact on Lela’s life. As a young girl, she knitted khaki vests for soldiers (Dough Boys) in World War 1. In World War 11, she sold war bonds and assisted with the Red Cross in Toledo. Due to her longevity, Lela witnessed many changes. Born in the “horse and buggy” era, she

SYLVANIA ADVANTAGE | FIRST APRIL 2017 | | 19A recalled the family’s first car - a Model T. Ford Tin Lizzy. She was excited to watch the first time an airplane flew over Toledo, as well as the change from a five-party telephone line system to a private line. She delighted in horse-drawn deliveries for dairy products and vegetables and remembered the change from horse-drawn deliveries to motor vehicles. Gaslights, inside and out, were transformed to electric lights. She remembered crank-up cars on cobblestone streets, trolley cars run by electricity, Victorlas, air conditioners and the first television sets. Scrub boards, metal tubs, hand-operated wringers and outdoor clotheslines gave way to electric washing machines and dryers. Coal deliveries for furnaces were replaced by gas heat and postage stamps were two cents. Lela recalled prohibition with its crime and Mafia and later its repeal. She remembered the horror of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the impact it had on her country and her President, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Ahead of her time, she was a nonconformist and a very outspoken woman. She was an avid reader, always kept up with current events, whether it was local or national politics and voted in every election campaign up to and including the Presidential election in 2016. She kept herself informed about the financial markets, the real estate markets and all major sporting events. During the years that Lela and Brandon were married, they developed a shared interest in gardening and playing bridge with their group of friends at the Inverness Country Club. Together they traveled abroad to Europe and entertained their wonderful friends at parties, especially enjoying the annual weekend clambake celebration. They were members of the Toledo Rose Society for many years. She remained a member of the Toledo Bar Association Auxiliary and was the oldest living member of the Inverness County Club, having joined in 1941. Important to Lela were the close friendships she developed with members of her personal “sorority” of which she was the last survivor. They not only gathered to share garden parties, traveling and playing bridge, but also supported each other in their joys and travails.


To the end of her earthly life, Lela loved planning and hosting parties in her beautiful Old Orchard home. She would always delight her guests with one of her chic outfits from her lovely wardrobe, accessorized with just the right piece of jewelry. She took pleasure consulting with interior design experts when updating her home, whether it was a new wall hanging or a choice fabric for her treasured pieces of furniture. Lela took tremendous pride in her flower gardens, planting several hundred plants each spring and each year adding something new to those plantings. Up until two years ago she managed the apartments from her childhood home, interviewing potential tenants, and interacting with her special group of workers which including plumbers, electricians, carpenters, and painters. She loved political conversations and sharing a good laugh with one of her many friends and family members. Lela was known for her kindness, compassion and her sense of responsibility. She was a mentor to many young people, including several international students from the University of Toledo, who lived with her over the years. She enjoyed the opportunity to engage in spirited conversations with the students and mentoring them in the Toledo culture. On many occasions she would receive a call or visit from one of her grandchildren or great-grandchildren asking her advice on a major event in their lives. She never forgot a birthday, anniversary or special event.

Lela was devoted to her family and cherished by them. She is survived by her loving son Brandon G. (Roxie Ann) Schnorf Jr. and six adoring grandchildren who were her pride and joy; Karen (Robert) Hemsoth of Sylvania, Craig A. Schnorf of Toledo, Carl (Danielle) Patrick of Louisville, Colo., Laura (Joseph) Chandler of Atlanta, Ga.; Susan (Kenneth) Wineke of Rochester Hills, Mich. and Kimberly (Dennis) Isabell of Ottawa Hills. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren to whom she was lovingly know as Gigi; Bethany (Nathan) Ensey, Brian Hemsoth, J. Hunter (Kristy) Chandler, Brandon (Amy) Chandler, Molly Chandler, Justin (Kenzi) Wineke, Jessica and Tyler Wineke, David and Clare Isabell and Ava and Julia Patrick. Great-great-grandchildren Nora Ensey and Emily Chandler. In addition, Lela is survived by her former daughter-in-law Helen (John) Williams. Lela’s advice for a long life; keep moving forward intellectually, always remain positive and don’t carry hate in your heart. How does she want to be remembered? “As a loving and caring woman.” Those who knew her will remember her as “Amazing Lela.” And amazing she was and will always be. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or The American Heart Association. Online condolences may be shared at

Did you forget to do your homework? Then join us for Funeral School!

When: May 3, 2017 Where: Sylvania Senior Center, Willow Room Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM FREE lunch is served noon-1 p.m.

We will help you get your “homework” done and get the answers to your funeral pre-planning questions. Do I want burial or cremation? What are my options? What are my social security benefits and / or veterans benefits at the time of death? Can I still have a visitation if I choose cremation?

Receive your “diploma” following class and the peace of mind that you completed your homework on time.

To register for our Funeral School or if you would like more information, please call Mark Henderson at 419-902-0114 There is no charge for attending. 55 & over please. Space is limited.


Join us for the most anticipated seniors conference in Northwest Ohio


Annual bake sale is success

A health and wellness conference for those 50 years young and up

Wednesday April 26th, 2017 8am-2:30pm

Elaine Dobrzynski and Pam Giovanni look over the chocolate bunnies at Sr. Gretchen’s Easter bake sale.

Sister Gretchen Faerber talks with cashiers Marilyn Boudoris, Pat O'Shea-Remley and Judy Klein who serve as cashiers at her bake sale.

Tom and Carol Korczynski check out the raffle baskets at Sister Gretchen’s annual bake sale held in the Regina Conference Room on the Lourdes campus.

Sister Adrian Urban talks with volunteers Cindy Petretih and Karen Charles about her purchases at the bake sale held on April 7.

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April 18 - May 1, 2017 • Vol. 22, No. 1 •

Southview landscape team captures nursery and landscape state championship Southview horticulture seniors Jessica Mermer and Hannah Halsey and juniors Jaret Hoschak and Mark Curtis took first place honors at the state nursery and landscape championships held at Knox County Career Center in Mount Vernon, Ohio. The team will represent Ohio at the national competition next October. The team placed first in district competition at Four County Career Center last January, completing the first step to the recent state competition. They finished in second place in an online general knowledge test. Next, each member

had to successfully identify and name the 150 plants they work with and the Southview team finished in first place in the Identification Practicum. The final step was the two-day preliminaries where students were required to participate in two events: irrigation troubleshooting and landscape estimating the first day and four additional events, tree planting, sod laying, zero-turn mowing and walk-behind mower operation on the second day. Bryan Smith is instructor for the Southview horticulture program.

92.5 Kiss FM, an iHeartMedia Station, kicked off “The Morning Rush Prom Takeover� penny challenge on Monday, April 3. The challenge ends April 21 with the winning high school that raises the most money winning a prom takeover. High schools in Lucas, Fulton and Wood counties are competing

against each other to raise money for the Toledo Area Humane Society, Humane Ohio and Lucas County Canine Care and Control. For more information contact the Promotions Director for iHeartMedia Toledo, Kelliann Dennison at 419-244-8321 or by email at

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Southview horticulture teacher Bryan Smith, center, congratulates his team L-R: Hannah Halsey, Mark Curtis, Jaret Hoschak and Jessica Mermer who placed first in the state in the landscape and nursery division.


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Shorties Film Challenge application deadline nears

Parents, are you looking for something for your children to do over spring break besides play games on their phones? Does your student monopolize your Wi-Fi? Well we have something better for them to use their iPod, phones or other digital devices for… make a short film with it! It’s time again for the Shorties Film Challenge for kids in Kindergarten through 12th grade to create a short film (less than 3 minutes in length) and send it to us. Films will be screened at the Tree City Film Festival on April 30 As part of the 5th year of the Tree City Film Festival, the “Shorties” – a shorter short film

challenge, is a creative opportunity for any student, in grade K – 12. Students are invited to create up to a 3-minute short, using an iPod, cell phone or other digital video device. The goal of this challenge is to involve all kids in the art of film making, on a smaller scale, using the digital devices that they already own and use. Much like the main competition of the Tree City Film Festival, a panel will judge entries and selected entries and winners will be shown at the ticketed Shorties screening. Films made during the Shorties will also be shown and prizes will be given for a variety of categories. The Shorties screening will be held on April 30th at 3:30 PM at Sylvania Northview High School’s Performing Arts Center. It’s free for students to enter, but all participating students and their guardians must complete the online registration and sign release forms. Completed entries must be submitted by April 20. Submission details, required forms and event tickets are available on the website:


Chamber Salutes Educators

Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michelle Sprott and Sylvania School Superintendent Scott Nelson, left, and Chairman Jeff Boersma, right, congratulate Sylvania educators Brian Helminiak, Timberstone, Jennifer Thompson, Central Trail, Andrea Hoffman, Highland, Pam Bennett, Sylvan, Pamela Rentner, HillView, Tina Grabarczyk, Maplewood, Renee Stack, Stranahan, Brittany Wilson, Whiteford, Julie Young, Arbor Hills, Eugene Burgess, Southview, Phil Smith, Northview and Denise DiGuglielmo, McCord.

NDA students honored at Power of the Pen

Three of the eight Notre Dame Academy seventh and eighth grade students from the Sylvania area participated at the district and regional levels of the annual Power of the Pen competition this year. Power of the Pen is Ohio’s award-winning educational enhancement program devoted to excellence in creative writing at the middle school level. This program has become one of Ohio’s largest educational enhancement programs. Participated in the District Competition were 7th Grade: Dahlia Daboul, Isabel Smith and in 8th Grade Maia Dray All three moved on to compete in the regional tournament.

Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michelle Sprott, left, Chamber Chairman Jeff Boersma, right, and Toledo Islamic Academy Principal Nabila Gomaa congratulate Reem Kashen, middle school social studies teacher.

St. Joseph’s Associate Principal Carol Lindsley introduces Director of Marketing Juli Snyde, as the honored staff member from the school atthe Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce’s Salute to Teachers.

Lourdes President Dr. Mary Ann Gawelek congratulates Holly Baumgartner, Ph.D., for being selected as Lourdes Educator of the Year at the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce’s April luncheon meeting on April 5.


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SUA STEM team awarded first place prize for Lexus EcoChallenge competition

The winning St. Ursula team included Hannah Haselhuhn, Maddie Kramer, Nuurah Parsons, Sara Taite-Trail and Faith Carroll. St. Ursula Academy’s STEM team earned a collaboration with the University of Toledo’s first place award of $15,000 for their environDepartment of Environmental Science. The ment project for the Lexus EcoChallenge students worked closely with Dr. Dywer and Final Competition, as announced April 6, PhD graduate assistant, Ryan Jackwood, to 2017. The team included students Faith learn about their experiment, creating a treatCarroll, Maddie Kramer, Nuurah Parsons, ment wetland. Dwyer and Jackwood’s project Sara Taite-Trail and Hannah Haselhuhn. effectively removed much of the phosphorus, In this competition, teams were challenged sediment, and bacteria entering Lake Erie to address a local environmental issue and from Wolf Creek near Maumee Bay State apply the concept globally. The team built on Park. their award-winning project from Fall 2016 to The students made models, and shared further reduce algal bloom occurrences in said models at the Imagination Station’s Girl major waterways. Power Day in February. They also contacted The team tackled the issue of water quality governmental officials and sister Ursuline in Lake Erie, by informing the global commuSchools around the world with information nity about the use of manmade wetlands, about the viability of treatment wetlands called treatment wetlands, to improve water worldwide. The girls are very encouraged by quality. This project was an extension of their the national recognition and plan to use this previous project regarding repurposing money for future STEM projects and college dredged sediment from lakes and rivers to education. The funds will be distributed reduce algal blooms. among the team members, moderator Jackie The best local solution was found through Kane, and St. Ursula Academy.


Art Fair Held at St. Joe’s School

The Stoll family enjoy viewing their child Carson’s artwork at the annual preschool art show held at St. Joseph’s School on Sunday, April 9.

The Campbell family were all smiles as they looked at the art created by preschool children at St. Joseph’s School

Tenley Gabel checks out the artwork on display at the annual St. Joe’s preschool art show.

Lucy and Chloe Birr welcomed family and guests to the annual art show.

Oakleaf Village offers annual NV-SV scholarships

Oakleaf Village will once again offer its Seniors helping Seniors scholarship program. The scholarship was established to recognize one Southview and one Northview senior student whose life has been touched by a senior

citizen. The winner from each school is awarded $1000 and will be announced at the Senior Assembly in May. Students may pick up the scholarship application in the high school guidance offices and the deadline is April 28

During the week of April 24-28 students from private schools across northwest Ohio will be participating in a Penny War called Your Change to Make a Change to raise funds for the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund (NOSF). This second annual fundraiser includes students from NOSF’s 61 partner schools across northwest Ohio who will be raising funds for their classmates who attend their school on a NOSF scholarship. Each school will have its grades competing in a penny war and the winning grade will receive a class party. This school year there are 613 students attending a private school or being homeschooled with an NOSF scholarship. Families whose household income is at 270 percent or below the poverty level can apply for the scholarship for their children. The maximum scholarship awarded is $1,500 per child and students can renew each year as long as their fam-

ily meets the income eligibility guidelines. The Your Change to Make a Change event is being sponsored by Taylor Automotive. If individuals would like to drop off their pennies for the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund, they can drop them off at one of the participating Taylor Automotive dealerships including Taylor Kia of Toledo, Findlay, and Lima, Taylor Hyundai of Toledo, Perrysburg and Findlay, and Taylor Volkswagen of Findlay. Owner Steve Taylor is eager to be a part of this worthwhile event. "We are honored to be a partnering once again with the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund for Your Change to Make Change. We are strong believers in their mission, and we hope 2017's event raises even more money for students in northwest Ohio." For more information about Your Change to Make a Change or the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund contact Ann Riddle or visit

Second annual ‘penny’ war underway

The NDA Team included L-R, back row: Hope Thayer, Hannah Dailey, Ashley Keane, Anna Haudrich, Elizabeth Burchfield, Carly Krulikowski, Abbey Rose, Maddy Vesoulis, Chloe Knapp, Manar Kashk, Lauren Dionyssiou, Sarah Faisal, Gracey Chung, Anika Singhania, Nakita Nel and Sarah Watson; L-R, second row: Claire Kohler, Mary Gerhardinger, Ada Ogbonna, Aniya Jones, Libbey Stupica, Sophie Nijakowski, Leen Yassine and Maria Bier; L-R, front row: Caroline Shull and Sadie Kaplan.

NDA Speech Team are District Champions, qualify in state/national finals

Notre Dame Academy Speech and Debate Team had three students qualify to compete at Nationals in June. Sylvanian Sadie Kaplan will compete in U.S. Extemporaneous Speaking, along with Caroline Shull in Dramatic Interpretation and Hope Thayer in Informative Speaking. The Team also had 26 young women who qualified for the Ohio High School Speech League State Tournament held in Columbus, Ohio. The NDA Speech and Debate Teams have once again been named as a member of the 200 Club by the National Speech Debate Association, as the top eight percent of teams in the nation. They have also been named the Tarhe Trail District Champs for the eighth year in a row and have received national recognition by being given the National Speech and Debate Cumulative Sweeps Award. Along with

the team successes, Assistant Speech Coach, Dave DeChristopher, became a National Speech and Debate Association Diamond Coach. The following Sylvania area girls qualified for State Competition: Declamation-Ada Ogbonna Duo Interpretation-Elisabeth Burchfield Claire Kohler and Libby Stupica Humorous Interpretation-Anna Haudrich Informative Speaking-Hope Thayer Lincoln-Douglas Debate-Leen Yassine Original Oratory-Maddy Vesoulis Congressional Debate-Manar Kashk Anika Singhania U.S. Extemporaneous Speaking-Sadie Kaplan Public Forum Debate-Sarah Faisal

Open House

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Central Students Present ‘Footloose’

L-R: Sylvania area students Lily Hoffman and Maria Hiltner are members of Central Catholic High School’s 88th spring musical ‘Footloose’ to be performed on May 5-7 at the Valentine Theatre.



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A STUDENT SPEAKS ‘Hamilton’ realized

I am pretty sure my mom brought home the Hamilton CD the day it was available to the public. My sister learned all Libby Stupica the world listening to it daily with her roommate, while its part of both my morning and nightly routine. So, when tickets went on sale, my mom vigilantly stood guard. After a heart-wrenching moment when seemingly unobtainable tickets slipped right through my mom’s fingers because of a site crash, we accepted our fate. We would not see this new masterpiece musical until it toured, years in the future. However, my mom did not give up her hunt for tickets. One evening, without my sister’s knowledge or mine, she fervently searched for tickets at midnight, and came across some rare reasonably priced ones. She bought them before even thinking it through. (She later told us about her mini-crisis, wondering if she could make this trip work with Schuyler still away at college!). Schuyler and I received our gift Christmas morning … and we could not believe it. April 2 was just a few months away and soon we would be sitting in the PrivateBank Theatre watching Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2016 groundbreaking production. Time flew, and we spent this past weekend in Chicago. Hamilton left me speechless and teary-eyed, but that goes without saying. I could tell you all about the staging and the cast and the incredible music, but there are already thousands of reviews about this production

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Shoshanah Gore has been nominated as Cougar of the Week by Kim Beil who shares that ‘Shoshanah comes to school every day with a positive attitude and ready to work. She is self-motivated and organized. I can always count on her to help her peers. Shoshanah practices her flute for an hour or more every day and plays in the Southview Marching Band. She is very proud of her flute. She also puts forth a great deal of time on her outfits, hair, and nails and has her own sense of style. She is in the Job Training program with Ms. Gebers and has an excellent work ethic. Shoshanah is a true role model.’ Shoshanah is the daughter of Bob and Shanda Gore.


SCHOOL NEWS written by much more qualified people than myself. In fact, there is no way I could do a production like this justice through writing. Instead, I want to share how special it was sitting in the PrivateBank Theatre with every other Hamilton spectator. I had never been in this theater before, but it was small, intimate, and reminded me very much of the Valentine. Essentially, there seemed to not be a bad seat in the house. Everyone was just as excited as us to see the production, and the energy was infectious. Once I was in my seat, I looked to my right to see an elementary school-aged girl walking down the aisle, wearing a dress that resembled that of Eliza Schuyler. People of truly every age were in attendance. It was easy to turn to the people around you and strike up a conversation. When the lights dimmed, the theater immediately hushed. As the opening number began, applause erupted. Unlike some theater productions I’ve attended, the audience at this show was responsive, cheering and laughing freely. There seemed to be a rare kind of appreciation for this show. Nobody was taking this experience for granted. There was community in the room … a sense of connection. It was a show with current political undertones, but the positive response to lines like “Immigrants, we get the job done!” indicated collective support. Both the stranger sitting next to me and myself wiped away our tears simultaneously during scenes of lost loves and lost lives. I felt united to everyone in the theater, actors included, to look out for one another. Cast members holding buckets received donations for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. In a world where news often causes a sense of hopelessness, Hamilton reminded me of the humanity in all of us and the power we have to make a difference.

NV Musician of the Week Senior Maggie Eding has been an outstanding member of the Northview Band Program all four years of high school. Maggie has demonstrated the highest level of musicianship and leadership throughout her career at Northview. As this year’s senior field commander, Maggie has been a tremendous leader to the band. Her positive attitude and wonderful playing add an immeasurable quality to the band program. Maggie has been a member of the top band Wind Ensemble all four years, the Northview Marching Band, Pep Bands, played in the Pit Orchestra and has participated in multiple Honors bands and OMEA festival events. This year, she was principal chair in the OMEA District 1 Honor Band. Maggie is also involved in lacrosse, Leadership Academy, Interact, NV Leadership Council, and National Honors Society. Maggie is the daughter of Peg and Ed Eding.

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59th Lourdes Commencement announced Both events are free and open to the public. For information about Lourdes University’s baccalaureate mass and commencement ceremonies, visit

Clyde S. Scoles Doctor of Letters, honoris causa

Clyde Scoles On Saturday, May 13, Lourdes University President Mary Ann Gawelek, Ed.D., will confer bachelor and master’s degrees during the 59th commencement exercises. Clyde S. Scoles, Director of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, will provide the commencement address. Receiving honorary doctoral degrees this year are Mr. Scoles and the late John F. Meier, retired CEO of Libbey, Inc. Lourdes University’s commencement ceremony occurs at the SeaGate Convention Centre. Prior to the ceremony, the Baccalaureate Mass takes place at 10 a.m. in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel on the campus grounds at 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. The presider for Baccalaureate is Rev. Robert J. Wilhelm.

Dedicating his career to championing Ohio libraries, Clyde S. Scoles has served as the Toledo Lucas County Public Library Director since 1985. He recently received the prestigious Ohio Library Council 2016 Hall of Fame Librarian Award for his lifetime of service and visionary reimagining of the library as an engaged, community-created asset. Mr. Scoles’ previous leadership roles were with the Columbus Metropolitan and Zanesville libraries, the Ohio Legislative Reference Bureau in the Statehouse, the American Library Association, the Ohio Library Council and OHIONET, Inc. A Past Director/Trustee, Treasurer and President of the Council of Bibliographic and Information Technologies (CoBIT) in Columbus, he is a member and former judge the American Institute of of Architects/American Library Association for Library Building Awards, and serves on the Advisory Board of Wayne State University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science. An author of several articles and publications in professional journals, Mr. Scoles received the Outstanding Service Humanitarian Award from the Toledo Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa and was named one of twelve Men of the Year recipients from the Zanesville Jaycees. His education includes a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and a

master’s degree from the University of Michigan. A lifelong learner, Mr. Scoles has led the Toledo Lucas County Public Library into the future by continually investing in new technologies and resources which keep the library a relevant and vital institution.

John F. Meier Doctor of Business, honoris causa

A respected business professional, John F. Meier made his mark locally, nationally and worldwide. From 1993 until his retirement in 2011, he served as Chairman and CEO of Libbey Inc., the largest manufacturer and marketer of glass tableware in the Western Hemisphere and the second largest in the world. Joining Libbey in 1970, his early career assignments were in the field of marketing and sales management. He assumed leadership of the company in 1990 and in 1993, led Libbey’s IPO process and became Chairman and CEO. Possessing broad international business experience, Mr. Meier served in Belgium as the marketing and sales manager of a foreign subsidiary of Libbey from 1974 to 1979. His resume also included a number of international initiatives including the acquisition and divestiture of Libbey Canada and the creation of Libbey’s joint venture in Mexico – Crisa - which became a 100% wholly owned subsidiary in 2006. His acquisition and divestiture experience included businesses in Belgium, Canada, England and Japan, countries where he also served as a Board of Directors. Throughout his career, Mr. Meier worked on international trade matters in our nation’s capital, most notably concerning the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), World Trade Organization (WTO) and the

Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) proceedings. Additionally, he had extensive experience with regulatory agencies including the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Prior to his death, Mr. Meier served on Lourdes University’s President’s Advisory Council, the Board of Directors of Applied Industrial Technologies and Cooper Tire and Rubber Co., and was an emeritus board member of his alma mater Wittenberg University. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from Bowling Green State University.

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Lourdes University is hosting the 13th annual Research & Scholarship Symposium on Monday, April 24, 4 to 9 p.m., at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. The event is free and open to the public. The annual symposium highlights research and scholarly work conducted by undergraduate and graduate Lourdes University students through poster sessions and formal presentations. Diverse research topics across many disciplines are presented each year. The Research & Scholarship Symposium is organized by the Student Research & Scholarship Committee chaired by Thomas J. Estrella, M.S., associate professor of psychology.

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Sylvania Rec/Highland Meadows share high school interns Sylvania Recreation District Assistant Facilities and Maintenance Director Chris Casper and Highland Meadows Golf Club Grounds Superintendent Greg Patinson admit they have different job descriptions in totally different environments. “But, we are both always dealing with grass,” they state. “And, we are always in need of seasonal workers who enjoy what they are doing,” Casper said. To that end, Sylvania Recreation has already developed an intern program with the Mud Hens, sharing college students between the two sports-related programs. “This year, Greg and I got together and decided to try the program locally between our two facilities. We decided to start at the high school level where we could expose kids to the golf course environment or the sports facility. We wanted to work with kids before they made up their minds whether they wanted a golf course or sports-related facility career,” Casper pointed out.

Last February, the two visited Whiteford, Evergreen, Anthony Wayne, Penta and Southview high schools looking for interested students in the Future Farmers Association programs who would be interested in working in the turf industry. They interviewed all students who applied and ended up with six interns who will spend two weeks at each facility throughout the summer. “While the students will go back and forth, all the students will stay at Highland Meadows during the LPGA tournament and all the students will be at Pacesetter during the large soccer and baseball tournaments,”Casper said. Students working at Sylvania Rec will take care of cutting grass, weed whipping, pruning, fertilizing and seeding, ball field preparation and landscaping at Pacesetter Park, Veterans Memorial Park, all seven elementary school fields and Tam-O-Shanter. Interns at Highland Meadows will perform all of the same duties. They will mow greens and rake bunkers, deal

with irrigation and drainage along with top dressing. The new interns are all juniors in high school. “We hope they will enjoy the program and apply for jobs with us next year. We’d like to develop a pipeline of students for our program,” Casper said. Casper studied turf management at Owens

Community College and Patinson learned his craft at Michigan State University. They are concerned with the diminishing enrollment in that type of program. “While there used to be hundreds of students now that number is diminished,” Patinson reported. “We are hoping to rekindle that interest in the program.”

Northview Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

Peter and Janet Hildebrandt look on as their son Michael signs a letter of intent to run track at Bluffton University.

Southview student Jaret Hoschak demonstrates his mowing skills to Greg Patinson of Highland Meadows Golf Club and Chris Casper of SJARD. Rudy Seiler watches his son Colton sign a letter of intent to play football at the University of Findlay next fall.


Junior Golf begins 44th season The Toledo Junior Golf Association is starting its 44th year of conducting junior golf tournaments in the area for boys and girls ages 12-18. The Toledo Junior Golf Association was established in 1973 to give junior golfers an opportunity to gain tournament experience in a competitive playing environment. The summer season runs from early June through the first week in August. The season ends in time for the Ohio High School golf season. The TJGA is a wonderful way to compete with the young ladies from Northwest Ohio/Southeast Michigan and maintain those friendships at the same time. Four awards are handed out each year. The “Frank Stranahan Boys Player of the Year Award,” and the “Sharon Keil Girls Player of the Year Award,” the “Paul Hahn

Boys Sportsmanship Award” and the “Karen Stone Girls Sportsmanship Award.” The TJGA is also helping young men and women with college scholarship. Two awards: The Dr. Edward J. Jacobs Scholarship and the Paul P. Szymanski Spirt Award. Both men were past presidents of the TJGA and endless supporters of the TJGA. These are available to Junior and Senior year TJGA members who plan on attending a university after high school. This year the “TJGA Invitational” will be played at the Inverness Club,which has been the site of 11 championships, including four U.S. Opens and two PGA Championships. The cost of membership is $50 for the year and each tournament is individually priced.


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L-R, back row: Coach Carey Weaver, Anna Burnard, Meghan Coakley, Madi Michaelson, Isabelle Kalas, Maddie Barnesky, Jenna Poturalski, Jolie Pyles, Kayionna Rogers and Coach Josh Stedcke; L-R, front row: Grace Sanderson, Mikayla Mattimore, Carly Maple, Molly Nowak, Sydnie Simile, Molly Rutkowski and Lyza Shamy. Not Pictured: Coach Lisa Urbanski. The McCord Tartans seventh grade girls’ basketball team finished the 2017 season strong. The team finished in 1st place in the Northern Lakes League undefeated and were crowned champions in the NLL tournament.



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Toledo Ballet present original production of ‘Tales of Grimm’ BY MARY HELEN DARAH

Director and Choreographer at Toledo Ballet, Michael Lang, will present his 10th original production for Toledo Ballet, Tales of Grimm... In the past, the creative Lang has taken theater goers into a world where paintings come to life in If These Walls Could Dance and had attendees pondering if they were still in Kansas after experiencing the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. For his tenth original production, Lang delves into the fantastical and at times bizarre world of the Grimm Brothers. His unique twist on Grimm’s Fairy Tales places the literary




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Grimm brothers of the 1800s into our perplexing modern-day society. The brothers are on a mission to engage the screenobsessed, social-media age inhabitants back into the world of books. For the last two years, Lang and the Toledo Ballet have been focusing on bringing classic children’s literature to life. Tales of Grimm...continues this tradition. “I found the stories of the Grimm brothers very fascinating,” stated Lang. “I believe that we have all come to know the Disney version of Grimm. The stories are pretty dark but the show is appropriate for a multi-aged audience. However, due to the content, we upped our free children’s performance to fifth graders instead of third graders,” explained Lang. The production begins with the house lights up as the audience sees one of the Grimm brothers busily writing. The other brother enters and gestures as to what he is doing. “At this moment, the Grimm brothers realize that there are people, the audience, dressed in strange clothes. They also notice that their stories are being lost in modern day. They frantically begin to rewrite their original tales to fit our world filled with social media. The stories are vignettes of the brothers trying to save their book,” stated Lang. Stories such as Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel and Rapunzel are retold with a new, creative twist. In Little Red Cap, for example, the heroine faces multiple modern day “wolves’. In Hansel and Gretel, a modern-day mom dreams of taking her children into the woods after a frantic day of

shuffling kids to activities and facing the challenges of juggling a chaotic household. Lang believes that it is not necessary to “sugarcoat” children’s literature. “In the production, the darkness is balanced by happy stories as well. However, a study was done with little kids and found that when stories were ‘softened’, it actually scared kids more than the original version. The happier versions didn’t always have a sense of closure,” stated Lang. I think we have been ‘Disneyfied’. The

Grimm brothers would wonder what the heck we did with their stories.” The underlying theme in Lang’s work is to convey the need to put down our phones and turn off the TV. “We can’t lose literature even though we have new technology. We can’t lose touch with literature. We need to sit down and read a book. I love technology. It allows us to get the word out to so many different people. I’m not anti-technology but sometimes we are so tuned into it that we are missing out on what is around us. Initially, I was worried about the darkness of these original tales. There is definitely a dark undertone to this show but I am happy that it encourages young and old alike to put down his or her gadgets and pick up a book. I am also proud to say that I have found tender and funny moments to bring light to the darkness that is historically Grimm!” Performances are Saturday, April 29, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 30, 2 p.m. at the Valentine Theatre. For tickets go to pcoming-performances/ or call 419-2422787.

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The annual “Rite of Spring,” held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Perrysburg, to support educational and financial efforts of the Toledo Smphony League, heralded itself as “NEW” this year, and did not disappoint. For the 150+ members and guests who attended, there was the constant “Flour Garden” which provided League members with home-baked goodies on pretty plates for purchase. An added feature was Master Gardeners, who were on hand to share information. Sixteen vendors lined the halls with arts, crafts, clothing and food, to mention just a few.

Some of the recognizable names were Ragazza and Bowinkles, Pampered Chef, Sunshine Studios, A-Studio of Harbor Springs Mich., and Yellow Cat spoon jewelry. Creekside Glass also provided handcrafted fused glass, while Aegean Connection featured unique jewelry and accessories. The event was capped off by the presentation of a $5,000 check by League President Cathy Fox Fifer to Randi Dier, representing the Toledo Symphony Orchestra.

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Joyce and Donald Smith welcome the community to attend the First Responders Service on April 30, which will celebrate Sylvania and Sylvania Township Police officers and Sylvania Township Firefighters.

First Responders service planned Sylvania and Sylvania Township Police officers and Sylvania Township Firefighters will be recognized and celebrated at the First Responder Appreciation Service to be held on April 30 at 1:57 p.m. The hour-long service will be held at the Sylvania Community Church, 5516 Silica Dr. The service will include remarks from Sylvania City Council President Mary Westphal and a message from the Rev.

Donald Smith. Members of each of the three departments will be on hand for the service and will join a “commUNITY” following the event. “Honoring those who well serve and protect us is such a tremendous priviledge for us. This is proving to be on of our greates delights in being part of this wonderful community in which we live,” noted Smith.


Tree City Playhouse plans festival of 10-minute plays

Tree City Playhouse, a community theatre programming effort of the Sylvania Community Arts Commission, has announced the dates for its annual Festival of 10-Minute Plays. The group will present ten short one-act scenes at each performance, featuring original works by the winners of their 2016 playwriting competition. Performances are scheduled for May 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. and May 7 at 3 p.m. at Church 3TwentyOne located at 5845 Centennial Road in Sylvania. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at or by calling 419-5170118. They can also be purchased at the door prior to each performance. This year’s competition received the most scripts ever with 189 submissions from across the U.S., as well as Canada, Greece and New Zealand. Robert O’Connell of Coral Springs, FL, was awarded first-place for his short drama, Character Assassination. A best-selling murder mystery author just can’t wait to tell a great story, when he meets an avid fan who is equally impatient. The tension of their exchange will keep audiences sitting on the edge of their seats. Second-place playwright, Joe Starzyk of Troy, NY, submitted Whistler and His Mother. In this short comedy James McNeill Whistler is attempting to work on his painting entitled Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 while receiving feedback from his most outspoken critic. Small Talk, by David MacGregor of Howell, MI, captured third place. In this short comedy a recently engaged couple visit to a counselor in hopes of resolving the one signif-

icant issue in their relationship. Playwrights receiving honorable mentions included Richard Chin of St. Paul, MN, for 137th Street, Paul Lewis of Bainbridge Island, WA, for A Place That Looks Like Davenport, Connie Schindewolf of Bradenton, FL, for The Dancing Lessons, Philip Hall of Longboat Key, FL, for Food Court, Mike McGeever of Bloomingdale, IL, for Interview, and Marj O’Neill-Butler of Miami Beach, FL, for It’s All in the Eye. These plays will also be included in the production. Keith Ramsdell, former Lourdes Drama Society Advisor and Artistic Director for Tree City Playhouse, noted this is the 10th anniversary for the festival in Sylvania. “We started this event ten years ago at Lourdes University and this is the first year Tree City Playhouse is running it solo.” The festival will include a reception following the Saturday night performance in honor of the winning playwrights. “We usually get at least one or two of the playwrights to join us because they want to see the premiere production of their plays,” Ramsdell added.

Veterans seminar at the Grove planned

The Grove at Oakleaf Village will host a seminar on the Aid and Attendance Benefit for Families of Wartime Veterans and Surviving Spouses on May 25, at 6:30 p.m. This will be presented by Beacon Associates. Wartime Veterans may qualify for up to $1794 monthly and surviving spouses may receive up to $1153. Call 419- 885-3934 to RSVP. The Grove at Oakleaf Village is located at 4220 N. Holland-Sylvania.

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Power of Pink and Brown Celebrated

L-R: Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio Minority Breast Health Coordinator Amber Currie, Erika D. White, Fitzone by Erika and Boomers and Beyond feature writer, Jasmine A. White, volunteer coordinator and senior at St. Ursula Academy, Caroline Sweeney, volunteer and freshman at Bowsher High School, Christina Sweeney, volunteer media coordinator and senior at Start High School and Heaven Sweeney, volunteer greeter and student at Byrnedale, attend the Power of the Pink and Brown event held April 8 at the Nexus Health Center on Jefferson Ave. The breast cancer death rate is 40 percent higher in African American and Latina women. The event served as a call to action to help end breast care disparities and to empower and connect all women to vital health care resources.

Corvette Club 50th anniversary event

The Glass City Corvette Club announced that it will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary at Stone Oak County Club on Saturday, April 29. This private festive occasion for members and their guests will feature a sit down bill of fare, followed by musical entertainment by The Watermelon Men and an audience participation event led by club member Dave Hehl. This is a milestone event for GCCC to be celebrating 50 continuous years as an active

and vibrant Corvette club. Those 50 years have represented over 600 consecutive monthly meetings, countless numbers of car shows, cruises, attendance at Corvette Fun Fest, Corvettes at Carlisle, restaurant of the month gatherings, and fellowship. The club also gives back to local communities. In 2016 the club donated nearly $4,500 to charitable organizations located principally in northwestern Ohio.

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NWOhio Prayer Breakfast planned The NWOhio Prayer Breakfast will honor Bob Carson with the 2017 Gus Yeager Distinguished Community Service Award. Bob Carson was one of the unsung heroes of the Christian community in Toledo, Ohio. This past December, Bob went home to be with the Heavenly Father. But his legacy will be a lasting memory in the hearts of the many people he touched in Northwest Ohio. He, along with the support of his loving wife of sixty years, Billie Lou, spent many of their working hours helping children and youth as he modeled “the joy of serving others.” From working at local community centers while attending UT; through coaching; through teaching and eventually becoming executive director of special education for the Toledo Public Schools, Bob never lost his zeal for serving the Lord through making a Biblical Christ centered impact in the marketplace. Retiring from public service in August,

1986, Bob became director of development for Toledo Christian Schools, retiring from that position in June 2000 at the age of 70. He also was personally involved in two capital campaigns: Flower Hospital’s Cancer Center and Waite High School’s “Perpetuating the Dream” campaign to renovate Mollenkopf Stadium. The event is planned for May 4, 7 a.m., at The Premier, 4480 Heatherdowns. Visit for further information. Speaking at the event is Mark Edward Whitacre, who came to public attention in 1995 when, as president of the BioProducts Division at Archer Daniels Midland based in Decatur, Ill., he was the highest level corporate executive in U.S. history to become a Federal Bureau of Investigation whistleblower. For three years, Whitacre acted as an informant for the FBI, which was investigating ADM for price fixing.

The Toledo Local Section of the American Chemical Society and The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library System continue their award-winning partnership with a celebration of the Toledo ACS Section’s Centennial or Chem-tennial 2017. OPEN BOOK presents The Glass City: Toledo and the Industry that Built It on Thursday, April 27, 2017, from 6 to 8:30 pm at the McMaster Auditorium at the Toledo Main Public Library. Barbara Floyd, local author, historian and director of the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections at the University of Toledo will speak. Her book,

published in October 2014 by University of Michigan Press, was just recently announced the winner of the BGSU Center for Archival Collections Local History Publication Award for best local history book about northwest Ohio. This partnership OPEN BOOK event is free, open to the public, and will include social, section awards and recognitions, talk beginning at 6:30, Q&A, and with book sale and author signing after the presentation. It is presented as part of an ongoing awarded partnership to enhance community science literacy and outreach.

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Retreat to celebrate community of women set Community is a word often heard throughout the city of Sylvania and St. Stephen Lutheran Church is hosting a woman’s retreat to celebrate of the community of women living here. “Living Loved: Loving The Woman You Are Today!” will be held at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 7800 Erie St., just west of Highland Elementary on May 6 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The church has ample parking in the church lot and easy access with no stairs. Presenters include the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Kempo Martial Arts, and the Sylvania Police Department for discussions

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Christ Child Society Members Enjoy Completing a Fundraising Task

Standing, L-R: Linda Justin, Jayne Swemba and Carol Slade; seated, L-R: Jane Larsen, Dee Dillon and Denise Colturi were part of the Christ Child Society team meeting in the home of member Teri Giacci on April 3 to personalize fundraising requests for the organization.

L-R: Christ Child Society members Judy Keller, Judy Nemet, Sharon Henning and Kay Berning enjoy chatting as they finish the cards that detail the programs including clothing assistance, parent mentoring and education and literacy and education support offered by the organization.

L-R: Christ Child Society members Marianne Herrick, Mary Kay Solt, Teri Giacci, Joan Kaminski and Linda Murphy have fun as they write notes on solicitation cards to be sent to former donors and prospective donors.


April’s First Friday Art Walk Encouraged Participants to Plant

Artist Candace Compton Pappas talks with Sue McHugh about her exhibition that opened at Hudson Gallery.

Stacy and Tony Spinozzi and their son Anthony talk with artist Tim Colahan and his son Hayes about his exhibit at the River Centre Gallery.

Lourdes students David Zambo and Robyn Colbert look over the student art work on display at the Chandler Concourse.

Colleen Gronden and Kelly Engel get ready to stop into J&G Pizza Parlour and sample some of the UpSide Brewing offerings.

Pam Havers learns about the Sylvania Community Arts Commission from Executive Director Jennifer Archer and her assistant Sadaf Sediqe.

Paul and Nancy Jomantas learn about artist Dani Herrera whose art is on exhibit at SpaceBar from owner Gabe Ng.

Debi and Jeff Lewis examine the jewelry created by Jami Tammerine and Miguel Oria of Juniper Oak Jewelry at Stellar Blooms.

Chris and Kristin Thomas and their children Madelyn and Keegan took time from the Art Walk to shop at TK Lanes.


Cuff corsages, floral crowns, boutonnieres, rings . . . we do it all! Stop in to check out our bling bar or call to place your order.

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John Eikost and his mother, Barbara, chat with David Jakes at the Art Walk.

Artist J'Vann Winfield explains her work to Catie Riker at Reve Salon & Spa.

Abby Baldwin and Justin Beasley enjoy the sounds of the Black Swamp Winds at Harmony in Life.

Bridget Findlay joins the painting party taught by Greg Justus at Kevin Charles Hair Artistry.

Sasha Luther and her dad, Jacob, are having a great time at the April Art Walk.

Pat Tebbe and Bob Okuley check out the artwork on April 7.

David Garner of the River Centre Gallery greets Cole Johnson and his mother, Marilynn.

Harrison and Jackson Kezur and their mother, Lynn, look over the loom in the Bittersweet cottage.

Margaret had a fall while working in her kitchen at home, which required her to have back surgery. “I heard good things about Heartland at ProMedica from Flower Hospital and decided to give it a try. I was initially impressed with the look of the building—it’s beautiful and they have all the amenities a person would need! But I soon realized it’s the people that make it great. I was really pleased with the attentive nursing staff and the wonderful therapy team that helped push and encourage me through my treatments.”

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When asked if she would recommend Heartland at ProMedica to friends and family, she stated, “I would tell them the truth—great people, great place!”

Contact us today for more information or to schedule a tour: Heartland at ProMedica 5360 Harround Road Sylvania, OH 43560 419.540.6000




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FOR RENT WALK TO DOWNTOWN SYLVANIA! Beautiful one and two bedroom first floor apartments available in a 4-unit building on a quiet street. Off-street parking. Free laundry in basement. 1 bdr/1 ba - $550/month 2 bdr/1 ba - $650/month Heat/water included. No pets. One-year lease. Call 419/779-0343

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES! CONSTRUCTION SALES REP Well established, award winning contracting company hiring an experienced individual to represent our firm-- A TOP CLOSER!! This is a CAREER POSITION. You will be running qualified leads, marketing our award winning product and service. Educating homeowners with your knowledge. Direct sales experience desired. $70,000 first year potential with full benefits offered.(NOT COMMISION ONLY) Work for an industry leader.

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LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE TO CUT WEEDS To all owners, lessees, agents or tenants owning or having charge of land within the City of Sylvania, Ohio, which has noxious weeds and/or rank vegetation about to spread or mature seeds growing on same, take notice that the said noxious weeds and/or rank vegetation must be cut and destroyed within ten (10) days after the date of publication of this notice. Failure to comply with this notice shall result in the Director of Public Service causing such noxious weeds and/or rank vegetation to be cut and/or destroyed. All costs and expenses, including costs of giving notice, incurred by the City, in cutting and/or destroying said noxious weeds and/or rank vegetation shall be a lien upon the property from which they are removed and if the same are not paid within twenty (20) days after they are incurred by the City, they shall be certified to the County Auditor who shall place the same on the tax duplicate, with the interest and penalties allowed by law, and they shall be collected as other municipal taxes are collected.

IMMEDIATE OPENING SYLVANIA TOWNSHIP, Ohio, is seeking an Assistant Administrator/Human Resource Director. The Township workforce of approximately 160 employees is comprised of both union and nonunion personnel. The Township has an annual budget of $28 million and is the 8th largest township in the State of Ohio. The Assistant Administrator/H.R. Director coordinates closely with the Township Administrator in the overall management of township operations. This position develops specifications, implements and administers the group insurance benefit program and is responsible for the Township Wellness Program and Workers’ Compensation program. The successful applicant will oversee and actively participate in labor negotiations, grievance resolutions and will be responsible for recruitment, testing, and hiring applicants. The H.R. Director acts on behalf of the Township Administrator in his/her absence. A minimum of an Associate Degree in Public/ Business Administration and 3 years of increasingly responsible experience in the areas of Human Resource, administration and management of local government is expected. Applicant must have knowledge of general principles, policies, and procedures of public administration and personnel management. Must have experience in labor relations, negotiations, grievance resolution, workers’ compensation law, and Family Medical Leave in a government environment. The applicant must be extremely confidential and have strong interpersonal communication abilities. Basic math skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office/Excel is required. Sylvania Township offers a competitive salary and benefit package commensurate with qualifications and experience. Qualified applicants interested in applying for this position should send resume, along with salary expectation to: Susan J. Wood, Assistant Administrator/ H.R. Director Sylvania Township 4927 Holland Sylvania Road Sylvania, OH 43560

WANTED: We are hiring college grads, career changers, and current financial professionals who want to make a difference in people’s lives. Contact Abby Liber, Mass Mutual Ohio Agency Recruiting Director, for more details on available positions at

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Blood Drive

Friday, May 5th, 2017 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Open to the Public

Joseph W. Diehn Post 468 5580 Centennial Road Sylvania, Ohio 43560

"For God And Country"

Please contact Tony Roemmele for more information or to sign up 419-276-3062


People do better when they’re active, engaged, and in comfortable surroundings. It also doesn’t hurt to have a safe place with highly trained medical staff. That’s why we’re here. Schedule your visit today.

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Sylvania AdVantage MID APRIL 2017  

We believe a positive outlook is power against the barrage of negativity all around us and generally makes for upbeat living.

Sylvania AdVantage MID APRIL 2017  

We believe a positive outlook is power against the barrage of negativity all around us and generally makes for upbeat living.