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Farmers Market in Full Swing




Michael Stampflmeier rides to the farmers market in style.

Local Fest is Fun for All

Layn Boyd enjoys a cup of ice cream at the event held June 22 in downtown Sylvania.

Cycling Classic

One of the younger entrants, Mateo Carrero is determined to cross the line in the kids race.


Sizzle Simmer Sauté

Bring on the BOOM! with festive 4th of July party decorations and food!


Marathon Classic is Back! Check out all of the happenings during Marathon Classic week at Highland Meadows Golf Club.


Happenings 2-5A Community News 6-9A Food 10-11A Main Street Activities 12-17A Business 18-20A Sports 2-3B PreSchool Feature 4B Sylvania Then and Now 5B Community News 6-8, 10-16B Business Cards 9B Lives Remembered 13B Real Estate 14B Classifieds 15B

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Marathon Classic presented by Dana returns to Sylvania BY EMILYN LAGGER

The Marathon Classic presented by Dana takes place from July 8 through July 14 at Highland Meadows Golf Club. The Marathon Classic, founded in 1984, is one of the longest running events on the LPGA Tour. The annual event continues to work with many different charities. Since 1984 the Marathon Classic has contributed over $11.8 million to 180 northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan children’s charities. Two charities that are the core recipients each year are the Ronald McDonald House and the Jamie Farr Scholarship Fund administered by the Toledo Community Foundation.

Tuesday, July 9 Pro Practice Round (All day) – Highland Meadows KeyBank Putting Pro-Am – 11 am – 1:30 pm (Main Putting Green) Women’s Summit Presented by Owens Corning – 11:00 am – Highland Meadows ProMedica & O-I 19th Hole Party – 6:30 – 9:30 pm - Huntington Center Wednesday, July 10 Buckeye Broadband Pro-Am – All Day – (Top 60 LPGA Pros Participate) ursday, July 11 First Round - Kroger Senior Day Putts n Pars Family Zone – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 12 Second Round - Mascot Day High School Girls Golf Team Luncheon – 12 pm – Highland Meadows Putts n Pars Family Zone – 10 am – 4 pm Saturday, July 13 ird Round-e Blade Day, College Day Putts n Pars Family Zone – 10 am. – 4 pm Sunday, July 14 Final Round-e Toledo Clinic’s Championship Sunday Closing Ceremony – 18th Green Putts n' Pars Family Zone – 10 am – 4 pm

“My favorite part of the event is seeing the community come together to support the LPGA as well as the 23 children’s charities the event raises money for. This year we are estimating to raise over $600,000 for these charities,” Alex Graf, marketing and event coordinator said. This year, the Marathon Classic will have over 15 local food and drink vendors as well as special activities for varying age ranges. Putts and Par is an area of kid friendly activities taking place from 10 am to 4 pm Thursday through Sunday. Senior day is Thursday and people 65+ will get in free. Friday is mascot day, so expect

to see area mascots stirring up excitement. Saturday is college day and students get in for free with some discounts on food and beverages, and throughout the whole week ages 17 and under get in free as well. “We expect publicity for the LPGA and excitement about the Solheim Cup coming to Toledo in 2021 to contribute to an increase in sales for the Marathon Classic,” Graf said. For ticket information visit the Marathon Classic’s website, Area Kroger locations will also be selling buy one get one free tickets.

Sylvania Senior Center Programs

Hours: 8 am- 5 pm Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri • 8 am-7:30 pm Tuesdays LUNCH is served from 11:30-12:15 pm Mon-Fri; suggested donation ages 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, $8 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: when classes are not in session, see schedule; Quilting & Sewing: Tue & Thu, 8-12 noon, weekly; Woodshop: Tue, Thu & Fri, 1-3, weekly Woodcarvers: Tue, 3-6 weekly March through December Transportation to Senior Center & Shopping: call Deb, 419-885-3913 07/3

Knitting/Crocheting, Wed 9-11, Fri 2-4, weekly Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy for details 419-460-1734 Strength/Balance: Wed 1-2, Fri 10:30-11:30, weekly, * Hatha Yoga: afternoon practice, Wed 2:30-4, weekly, * 07/4 Closed/Holiday 07/5 Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy for details 419-460-1734 Strength/Balance: Wed 1-2, Fri 10:30-11:30, weekly, * Scrabble: 1:30-4:30, weekly Line Dancing: Fri 2:30-4, weekly 07/8 Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy for details 419-460-1734 Strength Training: Mon & Thu 10-11, weekly, * Chair Yoga: Mon, Tue & Thu 11:30-12:30, weekly, * Unique Health Care Solutions BP Clinic: 11:30-12:30 Woodcarving Class: Mon Wed 1-2:30, weekly, limited occupancy Cardio Drumming: 2nd Mon, 2 & 2:30 workouts, call for details 07/9 Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy for details 419-460-1734 Franciscan Care Center BP/BS Clinic: Tuesdays, 9-11:30 Chair Yoga: Mon, Tue & Thu 11:30-12:30, weekly, * Legal Outreach: by appt, monthly Adult Coloring: 2nd & 4th Tue, 1-3, monthly Current Events: 2nd & 4th Tue, 2-4, monthly Dr. Lam’s Tai Chi for Health: Tue 3-4, weekly, * Silver Scholars: 5:30-6:30, call for details Hatha Yoga evening practice: 6-7 p.m. * 07/10 Woodcarving Class: Mon Wed 1-3, weekly, limited occupancy Retirement Specialist: 2nd Wed, by appt, monthly

Strength/Balance: Wed 1-2, Fri 10:30-11:30, weekly, * Hatha Yoga: afternoon practice, Wed 2:30-4, weekly, * 07/11 Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy for details 419-460-1734 Strength Training: Mon & Thu 10-11, weekly, * Chair Yoga: Mon, Tue & Thu 11:30-12:30, weekly, * Memory Chat: 2nd Thu, by appt, memory care professional, monthly 07/12 Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy for details 419-460-1734 Strength/Balance: Wed 1-2, Fri 10:30-11:30, weekly, * Scrabble: 1:30-4:30, weekly Line Dancing: Fri 2:30-4, weekly 07/15 Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy for details 419-460-1734 Strength Training: Mon & Thu 10-11, weekly, * Chair Yoga: Mon Tue & Thu 11:30-12:30, weekly, * Woodcarving Class: Mon Wed 1-2:30, weekly, limited occupancy 07/16 Franciscan Care Center BP/BS Clinic: Tuesdays, 9-11:30 O.S.H.I.I.P. Trained Specialist: 3rd Tue of the month, by appt Chair Yoga: Mon, Tue & Thu 11:30-12:30, weekly, * Contract Bridge: Tue 12:30-3:30, weekly Dr. Lam’s Tai Chi for Health: Tue 3-4, weekly, * Silver Scholars: 5:30-6:30, call for details Hatha Yoga evening practice: 6-7 p.m. * 07/17 “Battle of the Badges” Blood Drive: 12-6 p.m. Movie Day: Wed 1-3, RSVP, monthly Strength/Balance: Wed 1-2, Fri 10:30-11:30, weekly, * Hatha Yoga: afternoon practice, Wed 2:30-4, 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.


Sylvania Senior Center • 7140 Sylvania Ave. • Sylvania, Ohio 43560

•Through Sept. 15

Life is a Highway: Art and American Car Culture TMA, Canaday Gallery The first large-scale domestic exhibition to provide a historical overview of this topic with an emphasis on the Midwest.With works spanning the 20th-century, the car’s image as a symbol of newness, freedom and independence, mobility, and renewal is explored. Free to TMA members; $12 nonmembers with discounts for seniors, students and military.

•July 6

•July 3

King Road Saturday afternoon movies for Adults, 2-4:30 pm King Road Library A matinee film series intended for adults. Movie ratings and contents vary and movies may not be suitable for all audiences. This screening will feature The Crimes of Grindelwald (PG-13). Free admission. 18+. •Community Days, 1-4 pm Historic Village in Sylvania N. Main St. Learn about Sylvania early history. All ages.

•July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Euchre Saturdays, 11am-1 pm Sylvania Branch Library Play cards, make conversation, enjoy coffee, and meet new people. Whether beginner or expert at Euchre, all are welcome. 18+.

Kids Writing Workshop, 3-4 pm Sylvania Branch Library A chance for children ages 5-10 to develop their literacy and creative writing skills over the summer. Reading Buddies, 2-3:30 pm King Road Library Kids age 5-10 can be a better reader with one-on-one reading sessions at the library.

•July 4

Reading, 10 am Lathrop House Harroun Park Reading of the Declaration of Independence.

•July 5

Red Bird Art Walk, 5 pm Downtown Sylvania

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•July 6, 20

•July 6, 13, 20, 27

Kid’s Saturday morning movie, 10 am-Noon King Road Library An opportunity for boys and girls ages 5-10 to attend screenings of animated feature films. Weekly movies will be shown in the following order: Finding Nemo (G), Cars (G), Zootopia (PG), and The Incredibles (PG).

•July 8

Sylvania Book Club, 7-8 pm Sylvania Branch Library Have an enjoyable time reading and discussing books! Featuring the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. 18+. •Moon Landing Party, 7-8 pm Sylvania Branch Library celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing with a groovy Moon Party. Blast off with out-of-this-world activities, games, snacks and more. Ages 5-10.

•July 8, 22

Locations Franciscan Center, Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, 419-824-3707 Olander Park (Nederhouser and Gorman), 6930 W. Sylvania Ave. To register, 419-882-8313, ext. 1013 or; Sylvania Libraries 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania 419-882-2089 3900 King Rd., King Branch 419-259-5380 Toledo Museum of Art 2445 Monroe St., Toledo Toledo Zoo 2 Hippo Way, Toledo Valentine Theatre 410 Adams St., Toledo Wildwood Preserve Metropark (Manor House) 5100 W. Central Ave., Toledo

Poetry Writing Group, 6:30-8 pm King Road Library By-weekly meeting with other poets to work on poetry together.

•July 8, 25

Countdown to Kindergarten, 2-3 pm, 6-7 pm King Road Library Fun stories, games and activity stations will prepare both you and your child for success in school. Ages 0-5. Registration required.

•July 9

Edible Mars Rover, 3-4 pm King Road Library Build a mars rover using tasty treats. Age 5-10. •Correct Recycling, 6:30-7:30 pm King Road Library Learn about why recycling is important, the history of recycling in Toledo and current challenges the recycling industry is facing. Presented in partnership with Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful, Inc. 18+. •Magician Gordon Russ, 1-2 pm Sylvania Branch Library One of Detroit’s leading magicians, Gordon Russ, will be performing his Cosmic Comedy Magic Show. Ages 5-10. •ProMedica Dementia Educ Series ProMedica Flower, 5:30-6:30 pm Conference Center, Boardroom Free dementia education sessions for family members, caregivers, friends, and community members. Light refreshments provided.

•July 9-14

Lucas County Fair Lucas County Fair Grounds Kay Street at Dussel, Maumee Entertainment on July 11 by the Menus, Brent Lowry on July 12 and 56 DAZE on July 13. All start at 8 pm. For the full list of event visit

•July 10

Sunset Serenade, 6-9 pm Olander Nederhouser Deck INTUITION Enjoy food from Swisher Dogs and Mayberry Ice Cream while members of Unfiltered, an improv troupe performs before the 7 pm headliner. Bring blankets and/or lawn chairs. $3 admission for nonSylvania resident cars. •Magic Gordon Russ, 11 am-Noon King Road Library One of Detroit’s leading magicians, Gordon Russ, will be performing his Cosmic Comedy Magic Show. Ages 5-10. •Let’s Talk! English Language and Conversation Club, 6-7 pm King Road Library A respectful and friendly environment to practice your English skills through discussing current events and a variety of topics. •Drumming with JP Dynasty, 1-2 pm Sylvania Branch Library Feel the beat of African drumming with JP Dynasty. Build skills like sharing, responsibil-

ity and teamwork through jamming together. Ages 10-13. •Cricut Creations, 6:30-8 pm Sylvania Branch Library Learn from instructors how to use the Cricut Explore Air 2 cutting machine. This hands on experience will have you taking home new skills and creations. 18+. Register. •Scale Down Seminar 11:30 am-12:30 pm ProMedica Health/Wellness Center 5700 Monroe St. This supplemental diet plan helps you lose weight safely with a long-term maintenance program to keep the weight off. Allow an additional 30 minutes of time after the presentation if you have additional questions and for signing up. The seminar is free but registration is required. To register, call 855-251-8615 or

•July 11-14

Marathon Classic presented by Dana Highland Meadows Golf Club 7455 Erie St. LPGA golf tournament.

•July 11, 18, 25

Resume Workshop, 6-8 pm King Road Library Receive one-on-one help creating an effective resume and cover letter or improve the one you already have. 18+. Call to register.

•July 11

Teen Board Game Night, 6-7:30 pm King Road Library Bring your friends and challenge each other in various board games. Feel free to bring your own game. Ages 13-18. •Car Seat Safety with Mercy Health, 2-3 pm King Road Library Nicole Blake-Knepper, registered Child Passenger Safety Technician and Health Educator, presents a brief review of the laws under the Ohio Revised Code and a Car Seat Q &A session. 18+. Registration required. •Intro to Forest Therapy, 7-8 pm Sylvania Library Adults can earn about this new internationally growing movement and become more aware of the healing potential of the natural world.

•July 12, 26

Minecraft Meetup, 3:30-4:30 pm King Road Library Join other Minecrafters at the library to explore, build, battle, collaborate and survive in exciting virtual worlds. Recommended ages 7-13.

•July 12

Make and Take, 1-3 pm All Good Things 6832 Convent 419-824-3749 Make and take cards. $10. RSVP.

•July 12, 13

Kaleidoscope of Quilts


•July 12, 13

Kaleidoscope of Quilts Tam-O-Shanter 7060 W. Sylvania Quilters display artistic designs for show and judging.Visit for times each day.

•July 13

Outdoor Family Movie Night. 6 pm Promenade Park 400 Water St. Entertainment, food trucks, and more! Lego Movie 2 starts at 7:30 p.m. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. ProMedica’s family movie nights, presented by Paramount Advantage, is in collaboration with Buckeye Broadband.

• July 14, 28

‘Christianity & the War of 1812,’ 1-2 pm The Battlefield’s Visitor Center 1403 E. Elm Ave., Monroe, Mich. Attend this ranger-led program at River Raisin National Battlefield Park to learn about the relationship between the War of 1812, Battle of the River Raisin and American religion. . No reservation required.

•July 15

Challenger Learning Center's Engineering Challenge, 3-4 pm Sylvania Library Kids age 5-10 can join the Interactive Science Specialists of the Challenger Learning Center to learn the basics of engineering and work toward solving a problem. •A Trip to Remember with a 10 Year Old and Two 80 Year Olds, 78 pm Sylvania Library German, Austrian and Danish tourist attractions, historic sites, and visits with relatives make for a trip to remember for travelers of all ages. Presented by Judy Pfaffenberger.

•July 15, 22, 29

Learn to Knit, 1:30-3 pm King Road Library An opportunity to learn basic stitching, how to decipher patterns and start your own knitting project. 18+. Registration required.

•July 16

LEGO Challenge: Disaster Island, 3-4 pm King Road Library Imagine being stranded on an island far, far away and then a disaster strikes! It’s the Library LEGO Challenge! What will you build? Ages 13-18.

•July 16

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Toledo War, 7-8 pm Sylvania Library Did you know a war was fought over Toledo? Whether you cheer for Ohio State, Michigan or neither, the origin of this rivalry might surprise you. Adults can learn the strange his-

tory of the Toledo War.

•July 17

Hip Hop Dance, 1-2 pm Sylvania Library Learn the latest moves in a super fun and energizing way with choreographer Michael Polk! Develop an understanding of rhythm, body awareness and self-expression. Ages 10-13. •Aromatherapy, 1-2 pm 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 the Victory Center at 419531-7600 for details. •Scale Down Seminar, 5 -6 p.m. ProMedica Health and Wellness Center 5700 Monroe St. Are you ready to diet differently? ProMedica’s Scale Down Weight Management Program is easy-to-follow. This supplemental diet plan helps you lose weight safely with a long-term maintenance program to keep the weight off. The seminar is free but registration is required. To register, call 855-251-8615 or email

•July 18

Supercharged Storytime, 10-11 am King Road Library Supercharged storytime with games, fun activities and books. Ages 0-5. •Code IT Club, 3:30-4:30 pm King Road Library Make friends while learning about coding! Ages 10-13. •Drumming with JP Dynasty, 4-5 pm King Road Library Feel the beat of African drumming with JP Dynasty. Build skills like sharing, responsibility and teamwork through jamming together. Ages 10-13. •CPR Class, 6-9 pm Sylvania Area Family Services 5440 Marshall To register, call 419-882-8415. Donations accepted.

•July 19

Yoga Under the Stars, 8:30 pm Sylvan Prairie Park, South Lot Residents $12 per class; non residents $15 per class. Those 16 and older can enjoy an hour of yoga with Angela Zaborowski and stay for the star party. •Make and Take, 1-3 pm All Good Things 6832 Convent 419-824-3749 Make and take memory wire bracelet. $10. RSVP

•ProMedica Summer Concert 6:15 pm Killer Queen (An international tribute band) Promenade Park 400 Water St. Tickets are $15 presale or $20 the day of the show. Super fans may purchase VIP tickets for entry closer to the stage for $45. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster and

•July 20

Moon Art, 2-3 pm King Road Library Make lunar art with puffy paint, then create and enjoy a delicious space treat. •Lifeline Screenings American Legion 5580 Centennial Health screenings. Pre-registration required. Call 877-232-1287.

•July 20-21

Trillium Challenge Centennial Terrace Womens only triathlon

•July 22

Zepf Center’s Christmas in July Golf Outing, 11 am Toledo Country Club 3749 River Rd. The outing will raise money for families who depend on the Zepf Center for holiday household baskets, toys, winter clothing and shoes. •ADA Zoo Day Toledo Zoo An annual community event to celebrate the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act Free zoo admission for Lucas County residents until noon.

•July 22, 29

Learn to Knit, 1:30-3 pm King Road Library This is your chance to learn how to knit! You''ll learn basic stitches, how to decipher a patterns and start a knitting project.

•July 23

Moon Landing Party, 3-4 pm King Road Library Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing with a groovy Moon Party. Blast off with out-of-this-world activities, games, snacks and more. Ages 5-10.

•July 23-25

Dana Junior Golf Open Sylvania Country Club Come see the up-and-coming junior golfers before they are pros. Free.

•July 24

Imagination Station STARLAB® 2-3 pm Sylvania Library Kids age 5-10 can be amazed inside this portable planetarium. STARLAB® lets you study the night sky without leaving the Library. Gain a new understanding of stars in our galaxy. •Regenerative Medicine Seminar. 6-8 pm ProMedica Flower Hospital Conference Center Do you suffer from joint pain or non-healing fractures? Regenerative medicine procedures use your own stem cells and platelets to encourage your body’s natural healing abilities to restore function and relieve pain. ProMedica’s board-certified physicians have received extensive training in these non-surgical procedures that treat common injuries and degenerative orthopaedic conditions in the knee, hand, hip, back, ankle and shoulder. Free seminar. Registration is required.Visit or call 419-578-7515.

•July 25

Stroke Support Group, 4-5:30 pm ProMedica Flower Hospital This free, monthly support group is for stroke survivors and their caregivers. Scheduled speakers and topics vary each month and are related to stroke survival. For more information, contact 419-291-7537 or

Sylvania Branch Library Recurring Events 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania, Ohio

Days Mondays

Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays

Program Preschool Storytime Code IT Club Family Storytime Babytime Family Storytime Toddler Storytime Teen Gamers Guild Cricut Creations Library Playdate

Time 2-2:45 pm 4-5 pm 10-10:45 am 10-10:30 am 11-11:30 am 10-10:30 am 3-5 pm 6:30-8 pm 10-10:45 am

King Road Branch Library Recurring Events 3900 King Rd., Sylvania, Ohio

Days Mondays Tuesdays

Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays


Program Family Storytime Babytime Toddler Storytime Code IT Jr. Homeschool Hour Let’s Talk! Storytime Playdate Code IT Club Sit, Stay, Read Minecraft Meetup

Time 4-4:30 pm 10-10:30 am 11-11:30 am 4:15-5:15 pm 1:30-2:30 pm 6-7 pm 6-7 pm 4:15-5:15 pm 7-8 pm 3:45-4:45 pm

World War II veteran receives Legion of Honor William Provonsha was awarded the Legion of Honor, France’s highest honor, by the French consulate for the Midwest on June 15 at Friendship Park. He was selected for the honor because of his role in the liberation of France, and it was presented then in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Staff Sgt. Provonsha was one of the veterans interviewed by Sylvania resident Bud Fisher as part of the Veterans’ History Project. His was one of the 80 interviews selected for Fisher’s book, “What a Time it Was,” published in 2013. A 1940 graduate of Waite High School, Provonsha enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in October, 1942. After completing basic training, he became part of the 381st Bomb Group, flying 22 missions between October 1943 and March 1944 when his plane was shot down and he was captured. After 13 months as a POW, he and four others managed to escape. He was rescued by an advance group of General Patton’s army on April 12, 1945. Provonsha received many medals for his service including the Prisoners of War Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Fam Jam planned World War II veteran William Provonsha receives the French Legion of Honor in commemoration of D-Day and is congratulated by Bud Fisher, who interviewed the veteran for his book “What a Time It Was” published in 2013.

Celebrate TOPS Summer Bash BY ERIKA BURI

Bring your family and friends to enjoy a fun-filled day of summer activities at Olander Park all day on July 10. Spend the day in and on Lake Olander with specials on boat rentals and swim admission. The boat shop opens at 10 am with half-price rentals on all watercraft, and at noon cool off at the beach with half price swim admission plus free beach activities and games. Feeling adventurous? Register for one of the Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga classes at either 4 or 5:30 pm. Want to spend the day on dry land? Bring

Christ the Word Church, 3100 Murd Rd., is hosting a free festival open to the community on Saturday, Aug. 10. Fam Jam activities will include bounce houses, emergency vehicles, food trucks, face painting, music, and many other activities. There will be something for everyone in the family. The event runs from 11 am to 7 pm.

the kids out for Riley’s Adventure Puppet Show with TOPS partner Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful at 10:30 am (pre-registration required). Then you might want to get in a nap so you can come back in the evening for yummy food from Swisher Dogs and Mayberry Ice Cream, hilarious improv from Unfiltered, Toledo’s Premier Improv Troupe, and groovin’ music from the band INTUITION featuring LADY K • T-KAYE • JBONE. Spend the whole day at your park, because on this day, especially, there is truly something for everyone!

Public feedback needed for Whetstone Park

Whetstone Park is one of the seven properties managed by The Olander Park System. TOPS will hold the second of two public meetings to discuss plans for the park on July 17 from 5 to 7 pm at Sylvania Area Family Services, 5440 Marshall Rd. The plans for Whetstone will also be on display at the summer concerts at Olander Park in July. An online survey is available on the park district’s website at along with the master plan for the site. Comments may be made by email or phone as well. This small neighborhood park was deeded to TOPS by the city of Sylvania in 1959. It houses a picnic shelter, picnic tables and grills, a playground and swings and an activity field. In 2016 the TOPS Board approved draft master plans for four of its parks, including Whetstone Park. Located on McGregor Road behind the Promedica Health and Wellness Center on Monroe Street, many community members have no idea the park exists or that it’s part of TOPS. It is the hope of the Olander staff to

change that as the master plan proceeds. As master plans are finalized, the staff wants to revisit the community’s feelings on the design so adjustments can be made based on their feedback. For more information, contact Erika Buri, executive director, at 419-882-8313 x.1001 or

Quilt show planned

The Glass City Quilt Commission will hold Kaleidoscope of Quilts on July 12 and 13 at Tam-O-Shanter, 7060 W. Sylvania Ave. This is the 19th biennial quilt show sponsored by the 35-year-old Glass City Quilt Commission. This year’s quilt challenge is Prismatic Color Explosion, emphasizing color in quilt designs. Quilters are encouraged to enter their quilts whether for the challenge, for display or to be judged.  Over 200 quilts will be on display along with vendors, special displays and demonstrations.   For more information, contact or view on Facebook, Kaleidoscope of Quilts Show.



The Canadian Mating Ritual My daughter just made the same “Can I bring my boyfriend to Canada” inquiry that I made decades ago. I must say, bringing someone of the opposite sex to our cabin is the perfect litmus test for a potential mate. You quickly discover if they play well with others, can survive without a cell phone or WiFi or expect you to shave and/or put on eyeliner in the middle of the woods. Many a relationship has headed south after having to contend with no outside distractions, temperamental plumbing, an assortment of critters and oh, the occasional prank— which I “pinky promised” my daughter I would not do. Back in the day, there was nothing like a good prank to welcome someone, especially a boyfriend, to camp. Welcoming my college, 6’5", flannel-wearing, “I’ll have a slab of bacon and loaf of toast,” nature boy wanna-be to our Canadian home was no exception. I decided my overly confident woodsman needed to be humbled. My mom and I rigged up a can filled with stones, attached it to a fishing line and placed the can under his bed. We then ran the line out the window along the side of the cabin, threaded it through a window into my room and waited for the black of night. Later that evening, I waited until Frank was asleep. I pulled the string and in the penetrating silence, the stones sounded like a beast ready to devour someone. Frank emerged in his jockey shorts (another wonderful way to see if a man is for you) holding the rifle we kept above the door but never used. In fear of a misfire, we quickly told him of our prank. After a few Molsons he found the humor in our little joke.  My Gram always used to say, “Payback is a bear.” I guess we had it coming. Said boyfriend, parents and I had a great night on a nearby island complete with a campfire and dinner under the stars. When we returned and docked the boat, my mom and I began our nightly pilgrimage to the outhouse. Thankfully, although a bit awkward, it was a two-seater.  We opened the door to find a large form that looked like a silhouette of a man. “The thing” had a

familiar flannel shirt and a pillowcase over his head with one opening for an eye. I screamed and in my peripheral vision, could see my mother’s mouth open as if it was to snap off the hinges, as a scream somewhere deep within her struggled to release itself. We were victims of the old “put a dummy in the outhouse” ploy. The dummy, who we fondly named “Jason” stayed in the outhouse for a few days. My mom finally insisted we move it and she had Frank lean it against the cabin to air out. Evening once again arrived, and my mother had second thoughts about our “Jason” placement near the front door of the cabin, for “that thing” was giving her the creeps.  Unbeknownst to us, Frank had removed the one-eyed pillowcase from Jason and placed it on his own head. Frank was wearing his usual flannel attire, so when he tossed Jason to the side and stood in the same spot, it slipped by without notice. The woman who gave birth to me walked by unsuspectingly as my soon-to-be former flame reached out and grabbed her. Once my Mom regained composure, she spent the rest of the night at the kitchen table holding a bottle of Yukon Jack in one hand and clinging to a large ice-filled glass with the other. I can still see her planted at that table, the sound of the ice clanking in her glass due to her still nervously twitching hand, as she continued to pour what she soon referred to as Yummy Jackson. She kept asking and answering the same question, as if in some possessed state. “Are you ever going to ask a boyfriend here again?” NO! “Will you ever think about asking?” NO! “If you think you’re thinking about thinking about a boyfriend coming here, will you ever think that?”  NO! I’m sorry to say, things between nature boy/Jason impersonator and me didn’t work out. I have assured my daughter there is no reason to worry about our upcoming trip and that I’d behave. However, I may stop at the duty-free store for a little Yukon Jack just in case history repeats itself.

The staff and participants of the Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Center are holding a “garage” sale July 18 and 19. “We are preparing for our grand reopening following our kitchen renovations. The sale will be held to give someone else a chance at things we are no longer using,” said Jackie Moore, TBIRC founder. A painting party is planned for July 20-21 to

freshen up the walls of the center. Anyone interested in picking up a paint brush or roller can email “Introducing new programing is always important in our education process, so as we reopen we are going to have a food drive to stock our pantry as well as a food mart where we will be training survivors in everyday skills toward independence,” she added.

TBIRC to hold ‘garage’ sale’ painting party

Olivet Lutheran Church

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mission blue Star honors veterans

The American Legion Riders deliver Blue Star Banners to families of service men and women.

by tony roemmele

When young adults dedicate their lives to protect and serve their country in the U.S. military, it can mean their parent is hugging their son or daughter for the last time. Bob Clark wants these parents to know how much the service of their children is appreciated. Clark is chairman of the Blue Star Banner program from the Junior Wyse West Unity American Legion Post 669. This program delivers Blue Star Banners to the parents and families who currently have a daughter or son serving in the U.S. military. Clark, with the help of Perry Marvin, director of the American Legion Riders, a group of motorcycle enthusiasts that support U.S. veterans and veterans organizations, delivers these banners during their riding season, rain or shine. Clark and Marvin, both Army veterans, say they now serve their country in a different way. They started the program in August of 2006 and since that time their group has delivered 790 Blue Star Banners,

98 last year alone. “We have traveled as far as Findlay, and will go anywhere as long as we can get there and back in one day without having to get a hotel room,” stated Clark. This group of women and men have also delivered 40 Gold Star Banners to families who have lost a child while  serving their   country. “It’s the mission of the day and we touch many lives,” stated Marvin. To support this program, the group has an annual poker run to raise money to purchase the banners. Motorcycle enthusiasts come from all over Ohio, Michigan and Indiana to support the fundraiser. The rides have been recognized as being very emotional and uplifting. If you or someone you know would like to have a Blue or Gold Star Banner delivered, at no cost to you, or would like to make a donation to the Mission Blue Star program, call Bob Clark at 419-262-003.

Deb Chany Day Proclaimed

Sylvania Mayor Craig Stough presents a proclamation during the Sylvania City Council meeting to Deb Chany, left, declaring June 17 ‘Deb Chany Day’ in the city of Sylvania in appreciation for all she has done for the community. Chany retired June 30 after serving as the executive director of Sylvania Community Action Team. During her tenure, she was instrumental in obtaining national and state grants to further help develop the substance abuse prevention efforts in Sylvania, also creating partnerships with several organizations that have had an impact on the safety of youth. She is viewed as a leader in northwest Ohio on drug prevention education and awareness activities. The following day, Chany received a commendation from the Sylvania Township Trustees.

Tony Roemmele is a Sylvania American Legion Rider

Hiding Kindness rocks

A group of children participate in Mindful Mondays with Cassandra at California Yoga. Following a discussion on kindness, the kids painted rocks with various positive messages. On June 17, the group went around downtown Sylvania leaving the messages in some hidden spots. Keep an eye out. Some are hidden in the cracks of trees, gardens, window sills and more. The kids learned that kindness has many forms and know that kindness “rocks.” –by Mary Helen Darah


Books and Beyond Ask Your Librarian with Ben Malczewski

Sorority Donates ‘Busy Blankets’

Each month for Ask Your Librarian we’ll field actual questions (from Library customers) that may be of interest for others in the Sylvania community – if you have a question you’d like to ask, email Sylvania Library Manager, Ben Malczewski at his really long address:


Hello, I’m trying to learn from summers past and be proactive about the summer doldrums setting in with our three kids – or at least keep them from sitting around and playing video games all day – any ideas? Thanks for asking and YES, we have loads of ideas. We, of course, have our annual Summer Read program (sign up at and there is plenty of time to take part in that, but here are some other ideas that might work too. If your kids are into video games, then let’s swim with the current – we have so many STEM and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) related events and programs coming up that should fit right in with their interests. Here’s a good list of some cool stuff, where they can learn and socialize and, most importantly, have fun along the way:

Moon Landing Party – July 8: 7-8 pm

Help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing with a groovy Moon Party. Blast off with out-of-this-world activities, games, snacks and more.

Drumming with JP Dynasty – July 10: 1-2 pm

Feel the beat of African drumming with JP Dynasty! Build skills like sharing, responsibility and teamwork through jamming together.

Hip Hop Dance – July 17: 1-2 pm

Learn the latest moves in a super fun and energizing way with choreographer Michael Polk. Develop an understanding of rhythm, body awareness and self-expression.

LEGO EV3 Robotics – July 20: 2-4 pm

Want to learn how to design, build, and program a robot? Join us with Sylvania STEM Center High School Robotics Team to create with the Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots.

Get to Know Nintendo Labo – July 22: 2-4 pm

Learn how the Nintendo Switch console can be equipped with the Nintendo Labo, a DIY kit for making Toycon objects from cardboard patterns to create cool games and toys. Gamer's Guild members welcome.

Imagination Station STARLAB – July 24: 2-3 pm

It’s an ‘out of this world’ experience! Be amazed inside this portable planetarium. STARLAB® lets you study the night sky without leaving the Library. Gain a new understanding of stars in our galaxy.

Alpha Delta Kappa members front row, L-R: Linda Kuehn, Susan Ferguson, Kathy Brassell and Diane Emch, back row,L-R: Sue Swartz, Deb Reuter, Elaine MacKennen, Judy Bowerman, Karen Schlatter and Judy Converse and not pictured, Jane Cox present ‘Busy Blankets’ to Sunset Village staff members Beverly Larson, Peg Toth, Diane Cundick, Janelle Smith and Sunset’s Vice President of Operations Judy Bishop Pierce along with resident Betty Hudecek. Sorority members created the blankets, especially for residents in Sunset Village’s memory support neighborhoods, in commemoration of the Alzheimer’s Association’s ‘longest day’ on June 21. Members donate the bright-colored materials, which they sew together and add different features including zippers, velcro pieces, beads, ribbon, textured and smooth fabric patches. The ‘busy blankets’ give residents the ability to feel different textures and experience success completing different tasks such as weaving, tying bows, zipping and unzipping and more. Alpha Delta Kappa is an honorary sorority for educators and is based on peer recognition. Membership provides a wealth of opportunities for leadership development and networking through workshops, training sessions, conferences and conventions. Membership also provides an opportunity to make a difference. Around the world, Alpha Delta Kappa members combine their energies and talents to enrich their lives and the lives of others .

Cork and Pork Benefit Held

Katie Schueler, board member, with Executive Director Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio Chad Bringman and Khristina Dioletti, board member, enjoy Cork & Pork, a Ronald McDonald fundraiser held June 13, at Shorty’s Back Forty.

Matt (co-chair) and Rhonda Simpson enjoy the BBQ appetizers, beer, wine samples and entertainment at the event.


Tim Effler, board member, and wife Jennifer are ready to bid on silent auction items, live auction items and grab a mystery wine bag.

Sophia Counseling Center/SAFS offer parenting series BY POLLY TAYLOR-GERKEN

In Sylvania, as in many communities throughout the country, adolescent violence and abuse toward parents and other family members is a serious and growing problem. Sophia Counseling Center is offering one solution. These violent behaviors pose a considerable threat to the stability of families, to the development of teens and strain the criminal justice system. Lucas County Juvenile Court reports about 280 arrests of youth in Sylvania for family violence in the home in the last five years. So far in 2019 there have been 34 children arrested. Upwards of fifteen percent of them were under 13 years old at the time of the incident. Almost 40 percent were under 15. The role of early intervention cannot be overstated. Sophia Counseling Center, a sponsored ministry of the Sylvania Franciscans—with a grant from Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) – has teamed up with Sylvania Area Family Services (SAFS) to offer a multi-tiered prevention program designed to to help build and restore respectful family relationships and reduce violence in the home. Additional partners include Lucas County Juvenile Court (LCJC), Sylvania Schools, Sylvania law-enforcement and Lourdes University. The program offers multiple ways families can benefit. Positive Solutions for Families (PSF), a research-based six-week parenting series is available to Sylvania area families. The first group launched June 12 at SAFS, with four additional PSF groups planned. The Step-Up model curriculum, a research-based intervention to address youth violence and abuse toward family members, will be used with referred families in weekly groups held at SAFS. A training was recently held at the Franciscan Center featuring the developers and authors of Step-Up, Lily Anderson and Greg Routt. The Step-Up model curriculum originated in King County, Washington and has been used for a decade with teens and families in a Lucas County Juvenile Court diversion program. Sophia Center’s project includes efforts to share the Step-Up curriculum with other organizations working with families. Over 60 people attended the training for an overview of the issue of adolescent family violence, with 20 staying for the full three days to learn to implement the curriculum in their work. The staff of the Sylvania Community Action Team was in attendance. Deb Chaney, SCAT executive director said, “Family violence is not a topic that families are willing to talk about but it happens. Like many other safety and health issues, we need to talk about it to help families and decrease the stigma. Step Up is a great resource for us and

A group of interested community members and practitioners learn about the Step Up curriculum. we look forward to partnering with Sophia and SAFS.” Affected families may also have access to licensed mental health practitioners for clinical services at the Sophia Center. Grant funds may be used to help offset insurance related barriers. Dr. Rachel Nijakowski, OSF, executive director of Sophia Center said “Sophia staff is thrilled to help families learn better ways to

deal with anger, rage, and the stressors of life. May we together effect change in our society that brings a more peace-filled world.” For more information, Contact Sophia Center Program Director, Polly TaylorGerken at Polly Taylor-Gerken is a licensed school psychologist and Sophia Center program director.

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Museum Café and Pizza Cat partnership inspires new menu offerings Pizza Cat is using the ingredients from TMA’s handmade gnocchi dishes to create new pizza combinations. Each week a new pizza flavor is offered. “Creating fun, flavorful dishes with local ingredients is something that we have always strived to do here at the Museum,” said Chef Joe Felix. “Teaming up with Pizza Cat, a restaurant that has a similar philosophy, allows us to offer diners at both restaurants new combinations to thrill the taste buds.” Pizza Cat Gnocchi is the Museum Cafe’s In addition to the gourmet homemade gnocchi, Pizza Cat sauce and a burger inspired by Pizza Cat variety of ingredients including pepperoni, ingredients, the Museum Café mushrooms, bell peppers and onions. offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Among the Two restaurants known for their use of vegan options is the Green Goddess local fixings to create fun, creative menus are and the carrot soup, served daily. sandwich teaming up to share ingredients and create For the young art lover, the children’s menu new dishes for diners at both locations. features a variety of favorites, such as the The Toledo Museum of Art and Pizza Cat pan-seared gnocchi and cheese, Italian bread are offering new menu items inspired by pizza, and grilled three-cheese sandwich as each other until TMA’s Summer Block Party as hot dogs and mini cheeseburgers. well on July 13. The Museum Café is open Tuesday and TMA Chef Joe Felix looked to the more Wednesday from 10 am to 3 pm, Thursday than 75 combinations Pizza Cat offers to and Friday from 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday build his weekly gourmet half-pound brisket from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday from noon burger. This burger is part of the Museum 4 pm. For more information or to see the to Café’s summer menu, featuring healthy, full menu, visit flavorful dishes for the warmer months. Pizza Cat, located at 4034 Monroe St., is Returning to the summer menu is a selection open 10 am to midnight Sunday through of salads along with new gnocchi dish Thursday and 10 am to 4 am Friday and options and four new sandwiches. Saturday for pick-up.

Sylvania Farmers Market Maplewood Ave., West of Main St. Tuesdays, 3 - 7 pm Visit the market on Maplewood Avenue and Richard Becker Drive in the Red Bird Arts District. Each week features local produce, flowers, honey, coffee, crafts, live music and Food Truck Row. Kid Chef Saturdays 5th Street Pub Sylvania 5577 Monroe St. Saturdays, noon - 2 pm Kids, build their own pizzas and learn the secrets of pizza making from the chefs. $5 per child. Vibrant Vegan Soul Food Sundays 5255 Hill Ave. Sundays, 11 am - 7 pm Weekly menu includes plant-based dinners, desserts and smoothies. Order online and pick it up on Sundays, or have your order delivered to you. Personal chef services available too. Blueberry Festival Erie Orchards and Cider Mills July 13 -14 1235 E. Erie Rd., Erie, Mich. Kick off the season with fresh blueberries (already picked or you pick). Freshly baked pies, muffins, and blueberry donuts too. Sylvania Area Family Services Community Meals 5440 Marshall Rd. Lunch: July 18, 11 am - noon Once a month Sylvania Area Family Services offers free meals provided by a community partner. Open to the public. For more information, call 419-882-8415.

Feast in the Field - A Taste of Northern Africa Cherry Creek Winery 11500 Silver Lake Highway, Brooklyn, Mich. Thursday, July 18, 6:30 - 9:30 pm The 6th annual event features a gourmet feast prepared and served in the picturesque vineyard in the Irish Hills perfectly paired with wines, ciders, beer and spirits. $75 per person. OSU Extension Lunch and Learn Market on the Green 1806 Madison Ave., Toledo Wednesday, July 24 12:30 - 1:30 pm Join OSU Extention, Lucas County for a free session, Fall into Vegetable Gardening. For details, visit Craft @ The Quarry Centennial Terrace 5773 Centennial Rd. Friday, July 26, 7 - 11 pm Craft Beer Festival. Entertainment provided by Caveman and Ryan. Tickets on sale July 5, 10 am, $25 Presale, $35 general admission. Ticket includes 20 samples, $15 designated driver. Must be 21 or older to enter. WINE TASTINGS Bottle Shop at Mancy’s Italian 5453 Monroe St. Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Weekly tasting event. Pours begin at $2. Joseph’s Beverage Center 4129 Talmadge Rd. Thursdays, 6 - 8 pm Enjoy a selection of wines for a nominal fee.

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Party in the USA! Host a star-spangled 4th

Cherry and Blueberry Cheesecake Jars

Patriotic Cheese Tray


Bring on the Boom in your backyard this summer with festive red, white and blue party décor and eats. I’ve brought back a few of my go-to 4th of July recipes for fun and added a couple of new Jennifer Ruple ones. When it’s time to the get the party started give guests something to munch on with a patriotic cheese tray, keep it light and healthy with a colorful fruit salad, satisfy your sweet tooth with cherry and blueberry cheesecake desserts, and keep it cool with iced fruit cubes. Pull it all together with a cheerful centerpiece that adds that touch of Americana. Now, just add your favorite main dish – ribs, burgers, brats or chicken. And don’t forget the sparklers!

For the Centerpiece

Create an all-American table display with one large or a few small cobalt blue vases. Fill each vase with red and white flowers such as mini carnations, daisy mums, snapdragons, gerbera daisies, stock or ranunculus. Add a

Cherry and Blueberry Cheesecake desserts, served in individual eight-ounce canning jars, are perfect for little fingers and big ones too! Great for picnics, just pop them into the cooler and they'll stay nice and chilled until it's time for dessert, that is if they last that long...

small flag to each arrangement and a little something sparkly. Display the arrangement on an American flag table runner.

Patriotic Cheese Tray

Charcuterie boards are all the rage for parties these days, and there’s a good reason why. Traditionally made with an assortment of meats, cheeses, nuts and fruit, charcuterie boards can be customized for the occasion and to your guests’ tastes. Add a 4th of July twist by incorporating - you guessed it - red, white and blue food. Try these ideas:

Servings: 8 Eight 8-ounce canning jars Two 3.4-ounce boxes of cheesecake flavored pudding 2 cups cold milk ⅔ cup graham cracker crumbs ⅛ cup sugar 4 tablespoons butter, melted Cherry and blueberry pie filling

Dressing 1 tablespoon sugar 1 ½ tablespoons lime juice 1 ½ tablespoons honey In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. In a large bowl, toss together fruit and dressing. Chill until serving.

Red Salami and pepperoni Roasted red peppers Red grapes Cherries

Iced Fruit Cubes

Keep your beverages chilled with iced fruit cubes. Fill ice cube trays with an assortment of fresh berries – strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries – any combo will do. Add water to the cubes. Freeze and then add to beverage glasses. The fruit not only looks pretty, but it adds a nice infusion of berry flavor into your H20.

White Mozzarella cheese cubes or stars A wedge of Brie Hummus and pita Water crackers Marcona almonds Blue A block of blue cheese Blueberries Blue corn chips

Americana Centerpiece

In a medium bowl, whisk pudding mix and milk together for two minutes.

Tangy Fruit Salad Refrigerate for 15 minutes to set. Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Spoon even amounts of crumb mixture into canning jars. Divide pudding among canning jars. Top with cherry and blueberry pie filling.

Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad

Cherry and Blueberry Cheesecake Jars

Keep it light and healthy with a colorful and tangy fruit salad. A coating of this sweet and tart dressing enhances the salad and helps to keep the apples from browning. To a large bowl, add any combination of American flag colored fruit such as strawberries, watermelon chunks, cherries, red grapes, blackberries, blueberries, peeled and chopped apples (or cut into stars with a small cookie cutter). Iced Fruit Cubes


FARMERS Flowers, food, fruit, vegetables, fun, music, and much more

The weekly market is in full bloom with flowering annuals from Louis Keil and Sons.

Sarah Moomey looks over greeting cards made by Veronica Jayne of Stampin’ Up!

Danita Binkowski purchases an assortment of annuals from Donna Farnsel of Farnsel Farms.

Melissa Martin checks out gourds which are planted with succulents during the Sylvania Farmers Market.

Rick and Mary Kay Comer select a bouquet of flowers from Jane Berry of Posey Jane’s.

Sherry Godlewski talks with Casey Rohweder, Lilith Osentoski and Cody Murnan of Ottawa Lake Heritage Farms.

Jim and Sandy Borland stop to listen to Kyle Smithers entertaining market guests on June 19.

Kyle Baker sells a jar of Gertie’s BBQ Sauce to Mary Schwartz.

Rebecca Ransberg of Sylvania Library gives stickers to Claire and Bronson Vitou.

George Cordray and his grandson Sawyer check out the flowers on display.

Dan Adams of Dee’s Bees offers Joyce Croskey samples of spring and summer honey.

Chloe McNear helps Dianne Nonnemacher try on a bracelet that she made.


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MARKET can be found at the Tuesday downtown Sylvania Farmers Market

Julia Benfield, left, of Benfield Wines talks with Karen Villarreal and John Kidd as they sample wine.

Laurie Fulkerson tries a sample of Angry Goat goats’ milk hand and face cream offered by Amanda Appleman.

Patt Morr, The Pie Lady, helps Linda and Tim Ciesinski choose a raspberry peach pie.

Steve Colony of Great Lakes Knife Sharpening puts a new edge on knives for Fabin Walcziniak.

Jessica Hopkins and her son Levi and daughter Makaylah of Pantless Jams talk with Jan and Dick Kott.

Teddy Theodorou, Amalia Bollin and Zoe Theodorou enjoy their ice cream cones served by Will Bieber of Mayberry Ice Cream.

Joan Tobias samples a taste of Majestic Oak Winery’s Sparkling Shade Tree white wine served by Debbie Kattenbach.

Tim Keil of Louis Keil & Sons receives a birthday wish from customer Becky Fie at the June 25 market.


Ideal weather, local food trucks, local brews

Taylor Ponton and Kayla Flowers and their son Hunter Ponton are ready for the party on June 22 in the J&G and Edward Jones parking lot.

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Myles Dallas is happy to hang out with his grandmother Jill at Local Fest and take advantage of all the activities for kids.

Jessica and Eddie Lenhart and their children Carson and Carly enjoy the music, food and beverages at Local Fest.

The Richardsons, Jane, Dave, Cakie and Patrick volunteer in the beer tent.

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Cindy Betz gives a helping hand to her daughter Rae Betz at the entrance booth while Scott Hudson checks IDs of guests coming to Local Fest.

Jamie Heldt and Rebecca Liebes talk with Sheryl and Paul Favorite as they enjoy their locally brewed beers from Inside the Five and UpSide Brewery.

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Pat Wahl of the Village Candy Shoppe rides her surrey bicycle to the Local Fest parking area followed by her helpers Kate and Noah Hutchings and Caitlyn and Izzie Berendt where she had sweet treats for sale.

Nick Dallas of UpSide Brewing Co. talks about beers with Terry and Kayla Keller.

The band, Old State Line, entertains at Local Fest.

Alejandro Mitchell and Lillian Mason try their hand at pizza making in the activities area.

Patrick Mahoney looks on as his children Morgan and Connor create chalk art drawings in the kids’area.

Susan Micsko, Zak Kruez, Emily Micsko, Heather and Blake Parquette and Gary Micsko enjoy chatting together at the event.

Kasey and Kevin Moon and their children Jameson and Rhigan look forward to a fun evening at Local Fest.



Carmen Wigmans


Carmen Wigmans is no stranger to Sylvania. She grew up here, attended Northview High School, continued to call Sylvania home after marrying, and raised both of her children here. So it’s no surprise that downtown Sylvania is also now home to her business—Reve Salon and Spa on Main Street.

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Carmen discovered she had a natural talent for hair styling and design in high school. “I loved the hands-on experience and knew right away I had found my purpose,” reflects Carmen. After graduation and armed with her license at just 17 years old, she began working at walk-in salons at both Franklin Park and Northtowne Mall. It was long hours and a lot of work, but provided valuable experience. “After three years, I felt I wanted the kind of training that a smaller salon could offer, so I began working with Vernon of Kenwood. I stayed there another three years and then realized I really wanted a business of my own,” notes Carmen. Her initial venture came when she opened the first Reve Salon in Oak Tree Plaza in 1987 with only six chairs and one nail tech. Over the next 12 years, Carmen built a following and when the King Street Antiques building came up for sale in 1998, she was ready to expand. She envisioned her next salon with a full range of hair, makeup, nail, spa and Cosmedica (facial) services and luxury products—a true salon and spa destination. The space on Main Street would be the perfect choice, but it needed extensive renovation. She made the investment, and the first phase took eight months to complete. Then in 2005, the rest of the three floors were completed along with an elevator and the façade we now see. Today, in addition to running a very successful business, Carmen still loves to interact with her clients, cutting and styling hair. And, in addition to spoiling her clientele, she can now spoil her six-month old granddaughter! If this isn’t enough to keep her busy, she is also active as a DSA board member and an ambassador for the Toledo Museum of Art. “I love what is happening in Sylvania right now,” smiles Carmen. “More people than ever are coming here for events and activities. Our challenge as a city is to provide both the amenities people want and the additional parking they’ll need.” Celebrating over 20 years in downtown Sylvania with many awards from The City Paper as well as Salon of Distinction from Modern Salon Magazine, Reve has built a stellar reputation and employs 70 licensed professionals and service experts offering a full range of salon and spa services. Sylvania Advantage, in cooperation with Creative Oxygen, is proud to honor Carmen Wigmans and her accomplishments as a Sylvania business owner and community ambassador.

Downtown Ace Hardware partners with others to promote business

Ace Hardware manager Brian Yeager congratulates week one winner Robert Serve whose name was drawn to win the $25 gift certificate.

Ace assistant manager Laura Heiber gives Joe Sealy, week five winner, his $25 gift certificate.

Ace Hardware manager Brian Yeager gives week two winner Matt Gozdowski his $25 gift certificate to 5th Street Pub.

Tobi Carl, the third week winner, is congratulated by Ace Hardware manager Brian Yeager.

Ace key manager Tyler Scheuerman congratulates Dave Cousino on his being the lucky winner.

Since the end of May, Ace Hardware customers have had the opportunity to enter their names into a box at the front checkout counter for a weekly drawing of a $25 gift certificate to 5th Street Pub, 5577 Monroe St. In addition, 5th Street Pub customers have had the same opportunity to win an outdoor fire pit courtesy of Ace Hardware. To date, the fortunate Ace customers include Robert Serve, Matthew Gozdowski, Tobi Carl, Dave Cousino and Joe Sealy. Both businesses are featuring the customers whose names have been selected on their respective Facebook pages to promote both businesses. The promotion continues through July.

The Toledo Clinic recognized by CDC for prediabetes program The Toledo Clinic Health Education Center has been recognized as the only provider in Toledo to receive full approval of its prediabetes program from the Centers for Disease Control. Based on data from the American Diabetes Association, the Toledo metropolitan area spends an estimated $650 million yearly treating individuals diagnosed with diabetes. “Prevention is a key way to reduce those costs—and the financial struggle that accompanies it,” said Tricia Pizzifred, program coordinator of The Toledo Clinic Health Education Center. A CDC-recognized lifestyle change program is different from other prediabetes programs in that it is an evidence-based, structured program developed specifically to prevent type 2 diabetes. The program must adhere to nationally established best practice guidelines and demonstrate positive results in order to maintain its status with the CDC. A

CDC-approved program takes place over the course of a year focusing on lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, reducing stress and getting more physical activity. The National Institute of Health Research indicates that individuals with prediabetes who take part in a structured lifestyle change program, can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent and that goes to 71 percent for those over 60.

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Nominations for the 24th annual 20 Under 40 Leadership event that salutes young, dynamic leaders under the age of 40 will be accepted through July 8. To submit a nomination, go to and complete the electronic form before midnight July 8. To be eligible, candidates must be under 40 years of age as of June 30. The 2019 Recognition Program will take place at the Valentine Theatre Oct. 29.

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Waterford Bancorp, Inc. agrees to acquire Clarkston Financial Corporation

Waterford Bancorp, Inc., the bank holding company for Waterford Bank, and Clarkston Financial Corporation, Clarkston, Mich., the bank holding company for Clarkston State Bank, jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement and plan of reorganization and merger. Under the terms of the agreement, Clarkston will merge with and into Waterford and Clarkston State Bank will merge with and into Waterford Bank.

The agreement provides, upon closing of the transaction, each share of Clarkston common stock will be exchanged for either 0.1196 shares of Waterford common stock or at least $10.52 per share in cash. The per share cash consideration is subject to possible upward adjustment based on the appraised value of Waterford common stock as of June 30. Shareholders of Clarkston owning less than 50,000 shares will receive cash consideration,

subject to no more than 25 percent of Clarkston shares being acquired for cash. All other Clarkston shareholders will receive stock consideration. Based on 3,309,156 Clarkston shares outstanding, the aggregate transaction value is estimated at approximately $34.8 million. Waterford Bank opened as a de novo institution in 2007, serving privately held businesses, owners and executives of those companies and local area professionals. Waterford also operates a residential mortgage lending division. Waterford is privately owned with 479 shareholders of record, assets of $748 million and tangible common equity of $81.3 million as of March 31. Clarkston, established in 1998, has total assets of $219 million and tangible common equity of $18.4 million as of March 31. Clarkston State Bank operates from two banking offices in Oakland County, Mich. Oakland County is one of the most prosperous and wealthiest counties in the nation among counties with population exceeding one million. “We are proud to combine with Clarkston State Bank,” stated Mike Miller, Waterford’s Chairman and CEO. “This is a unique opportunity consistent with our strategic plan to expand to larger, metro markets. Clarkston State Bank operates with a very similar business model and culture, and we expect to

make significant investments to pursue future growth. Clarkston and Waterford share a strong focus and commitment to community development and customers, further signifying they are the right partner for us. We are thrilled that Grant Smith and his team will be leading this effort.” Grant Smith, president and CEO of Clarkston, commented, “Waterford’s business model emphasizing the delivery of exceptional service and value fits perfectly with our approach to community banking. I am very proud of what we have accomplished at Clarkston State Bank and the deep customer relationships we have built in our community. We believe combining with Waterford Bank will enable us to further enhance the banking experience and capabilities we can provide to our customers.” The boards of directors of Waterford and Clarkston unanimously approved the agreement. Two of Clarkston’s directors will join the Waterford board of directors. The merger is subject to regulatory and shareholder approval, among other customary conditions to closing. Waterford was advised by ProBank Austin as financial advisor and Shumaker Loop & Kendrick, LLP, as legal counsel. Clarkston was advised by Donnelly Penman & Partners as financial advisor and Varnum LLP as legal counsel.

First Responder Thank You

Ahmad Mahmoud of McCord Coney Island & Diner and Sylvania Town Crier Mike Lieber welcome Sylvania First Responders for lunch on June 18. Kingston Residence of Sylvania and McCord Coney Island hosted the appreciation lunch. In May, Kingston Residence of Sylvania sponsored a pie day at Classic Café for patrons.

Affordable health screenings coming to Sylvania

Residents living in and around Sylvania can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. American Legion 468, located at 5580 Centennial Rd. in Sylvania, will host a screening July 20. The screenings can check for the level of plaque buildup in arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health. Testing will also be available for HDL and LDL cholesterol levels, diabetes risk, bone density as a risk for osteoporosis, kidney and thyroid function and more. Screenings are affordable, convenient and


accessible for wheelchairs and those with trouble walking. Free parking is also available. Packages start at $149, but consultants will work with those interested to create a package that is right for them based on age and risk factors. Information will be available about the Wellness Gold Membership Program which allows customers to get all the screenings they need now, but pay $19.95 a month. Call 877-237-1287 or visit Pre-registration is required. Contact Joelle Reizes at 216-5188456 or

Ribbon cut to celebrate Meijer grand re-opening

Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michelle Sprott and Meijer Store Director Steve Kraut cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Central Avenue store June 22 while Meijer Market Manager Mike Francus, Meijer staff, Sylvania Town Crier Mike Lieber and Chamber welcoming committee members Shawn Murphy, Jessica Lockhart and Bud Crosby look on. The grand re-opening of the renovated Central Avenue Meijer was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony, free food, snacks and more on June 22. “This store has been serving the Sylvania Twp/Toledo community since 1993 and we are so excited to roll out these new, exciting updates to the store to continue serving you effectively for many years to come,” noted Store Director Steve Kraut. He explained that the renovated Meijer Pharmacy allows customers to be even better cared for. A consultation room for flu shots, wellness checkups and private meetings with the pharmacist has been added. The all new pet department will allow customers to find everything they need for their furry, feathered, and finned family members. Over 300 pet treats and a wide range of toys from Greenies and Kong are featured along with ultra-premium pet foods like Blue

Buffalo Life Protection, Wilderness & Nutro for dogs and cats. Along with a wider selection, Meijer’s apparel department is now offering more relevant styles in sizes that fit every body. All styles will be available in sizes small through 3X on the same rack for the same price. In addition, there is an exclusive-to-Meijer Sketchers shop with over 130 shoes for men, women and kids. The baby department has also been revamped so customers can easily shop nutrition, diapers, gear and clothing all in one convenient area. A new Carter’s Shop has been added with the latest kids and baby basics so shoppers can conveniently shop the name trusted by generations of moms. In addition, the alcohol section has been updated to include a better selection of carefully chosen wines, beers, and spirits.

Rosary Care Center is a Top Spot Winner

Chad Martell, the chef at Rosary Care Center, receives one of the Lucas County Health Department’s 2019 Top Spot awards from Eric Zgodzinski, Lucas County Health Commissioner. The award is given for the overall adherence to food service industry standards in Rosary’s kitchen. More than 15 Sylvania eateries also received this award. The voluntary program is based on the previous year’s inspection, training of staff and being complaint-free.


Central Kennel Hosts Open House

Bob Goulding and dog Roxie celebrate the legacy of Central Kennels at the June 4 open house.

Sylvia Koppatschek symbolically hands the leash to her business to Jennifer and Andrew Morris.

Metroparks Toledo receives National Conservation Innovation award The National Recreation and Park Association has selected Metroparks Toledo to receive the national Innovation in Conservation Award for its newest park, Howard Marsh, in Jerusalem Township. “This is the biggest award yet in a growing list of national honors for this project,” said Dave Zenk, executive director of Metroparks Toledo. The park system is competing with three finalists from other categories for the overall Best in Innovation Award and will be recognized at the 2019 NRPA annual conference in Baltimore. According to NRPA, the Innovation Awards recognize park and recreation agencies nationwide that have improved and strengthened their communities through innovative practices in park design, health and wellness, conservation and social equity. Specifically, the award recognizes an agency leading an innovative project that creates localized solutions for addressing global or regional environmental challenges. “NRPA is proud to recognize innovation in parks and recreation with these awards,” said Kristine Stratton, NRPA president and CEO. “Congratulations to this year’s winners who have demonstrated their commitment to building communities through innovative park and recreation practices.”

About Howard Marsh

Dave Lymanstall and dog Sheba visit with Jean Hall at the event celebrating the facility that opened its doors in 1965.

L-R: Terri Sass, Sylvia Koppatschek and Rebecca Criss visit at the Central Kennels Open House held June 4. –by Mary Helen Darah

The conversion of 1,000 acres of agricultural land near the Lake Erie shore back to coastal wetland habitat was the largest project in the 90-year history of Metroparks Toledo, and the

largest wetland restoration in recent memory on all of the Great Lakes. “Howard Marsh is also one of our most important projects from an ecological standpoint, and extremely timely for our region given the water quality issues we’ve experienced with Lake Erie,” Zenk said. Opened in late April 2018, Howard Marsh Metropark now offers habitat for migrating birds and spawning fish in a region famous for warblers and walleyes. The park has six miles of hiking trail and six miles of water trail for kayaking, as well as a quarter-mile boardwalk and overlooks for observing a wide range of wildlife. In the 14 months since the park opened, more than 260 species of birds have been documented at Howard Marsh on the popular birding website e-Bird – about half the total number of bird species ever documented in the entire state. White pelicans, sandhill cranes and yellow-headed blackbirds are among the birds that have attracted thousands of visitors this spring. For the second season this year, rare black-necked stilts are nesting on the marsh.

Other Recent Awards

Howard Marsh was the recipient of the 2019 Governor’s Award, an overall best of show honor, from the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association. The project was the 1st place winner in a category for capital improvements over $1 million. Also received were OPRA’s Jack Hanna Resource Conservation Award and Ducks Unlimited, a partner in the project, its 2019 Wetland Conservation Achievement Award.

Communica selected to brand Girl Scouts fundraising campaign

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio has hired Communica to brand the council's first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign. They selected Communica following an extensive review process involving prominent marketing and communications firms from both Cincinnati and Toledo. "Communica clearly grasped not only the essence of our brand, but demonstrated the creativity and discernment we were seeking as we embark on this major project," said Roni Luckenbill, GSWO chief executive officer. Communica has already begun developing the overall campaign concept, core messaging and key marketing pieces in

preparation for the campaign's launch later this year. As the 6th largest Girl Scout council in the country, more than 39,000 GSWO members and more than 11,000 adult volunteers across a 32-county region in western Ohio and southeastern Indiana, will benefit from this fundraising effort. “We are thrilled to be working with Girl Scouts of Western Ohio,” said Debbie Monagan, Communica president. “Our agency believes in the power of female leadership and Girl Scouts as a catalyst for building young women who are go-getters, innovators, risk-takers and leaders.”

A ribbon-cutting was held on June 21 to celebrate the grand opening of SafeSplash + SwimLabs Swim School, which opened recently in the Spring Meadows Shopping Center. Owners are Whitehouse residents Chris and Marianne Peters. Chris Peters, a former University of Toledo and Ohio State University swim coach, said the new swim school is the first of its kind in northwest Ohio. The 6,000 square foot facility has already been hosting classes for all ages and abilities and future

plans call for special training for competitive swimmers and triathletes. “We had an incredible first week of lessons,” said the former NCAA-level college coach. “Parents and kids went away extremely happy and raved about the new facility. This is a dream come true for me. My wife and I are so happy to offer this to area families.” SafeSplash Swim School and SwimLabs Swim School are separate franchise concepts from the nation’s leading swim school operator, Streamline Brands. Peters and his wife chose to combine both franchises within a single facility to offer students a complete array of services. SafeSplash + SwimLabs students learn swimming through a proprietary curriculum built around the principles of safety, fun, and progressive skill development. Instruction includes four basic swimming strokes along with competitionstyle techniques. Swimmers advance through several building blocks, allowing them to efficiently and confidently improve their abilities.

New swim school opens






Summer in Paris Raises Funds

L-R: President of the board Ron Ranallo and his wife Jill, Gail Masse, wife of board member Drew Masse (not pictured) and Tammy Holder Beach House CEO enjoy ‘Summer in Paris: a fundraiser for Leading Families Home‘ Beach House and FOCUS partnership held at Inverness Club on June 18.

Standing L-R: Cindy Zawojski, client services coordinator, and Briana Primas, development coordinator; Front Row L-R: Jim Karasek, COO and Ronnie Gorsuch, staff accountant enjoy the evening.

Kim Kaplan and Susan Park, cochairs and former board members of Leading Families Home; Beach House & FOCUS partnership are ready for the Le Din’re Blanche (White Dinner).

L-R: Pamela Schaefer and Frances Farmer are beautiful in white.

Jeff and Alison Marchal look forward to the special four-course meal. –by Mary Helen Darah

Sylvanian Invited to Stratford

Sylvania resident and Ballet Theatre of Toledo Artistic Director Nigel Burgoine serves as a panelist for the ‘Dream it: Be it’ discussion June 22 for the Stratford Festival Forum’s ‘Daring to dream: Guys who yearn to dance.’ His talk featured what it was like growing up wanting to be a dancer. His wife, Anne Marie Getz, accompanied him and after the forum, the couple went to see ‘Billy Elliot’ and the ‘Merry Wives of Windsor.’


Burger Bash is a fun-filled, delicious event featuring music and

Judges include Sylvania Mayor Craig Stough, Lynn Cassie and Jeff Smithers of K100, Township Trustee Neal Mahoney and Chris Proctor of Iheart Radio. Rotarian Laura Doesch, center, keeps them all happy.

Greg Muter with his sons Carter and Camden and Joel Caruso get ready to order their burgers.

Roy Holston, Taylor Eckel and Chris Bueschen, all coaches at Fusion softball, gather for a picture together.Â

Laura Doesch and Michelle Sprott are excited to present the trophies.

L-R: Rotarians Lori Cannon, Bill Sanford, Anthony Timothy and Beth Charval are ready to help at the annual Burger Bash, a Sylvania Rotary fundraiser.

Ryan and Megan Johnson enjoy a burger and chips in the grass.

Alyssa and Emmett Marlow and Maverick Sharon have fun blowing bubbles.

Zack and Hilary Lemon, her sister Bridgette Froelich and her parents Mike and Jennifer Froelich enjoy chatting with Steve Swaggerty.


entertainment for the entire family and raises funds for Rotary

Brandon Fields of Inside the Five is excited to be the People’s Choice winner of the Burger Bash.

Brian Nietz of Mancy’s Ideal and Jeremy Fitzgerald, owner of Bar 145, are excited for their wins.

Daphne Schad looks on as her sister Dorothy gets her face painted by Danita Binkowski

Olivia Wise, Megan Caris and Zachary Shirkey enjoy live music by the Grizzley Grits.

Mandy and Derek Johnson enjoy a burger from Mancy’s Ideal and a treat from Mayberry Ice Cream.

Michaela Welzbacher and her daughter dance to the tunes of 25 in the closing hour of the 2019 Burger Bash.

The Guy in the 419, Pat McCarty, keeps the event moving and announces the winners.

Bill and Shannon Sanford enjoy their burgers before they volunteer to work at the fundraising event.

John Watkins delivers burgers to the judges for sampling.

Benton Cole, Brian and Sarah Best are on hand to record the Peoples’ Choice ballots.

Penny Sherman, Peggy Johnson, Kay and Rich Knorr, Andy and Kelly Sporleder and Sharon Horvath with her grandchild Weslyn Bake visit during Burger Bash.


ZootoDo is a party with a purpose for all creatures great and small

Dave McMurray and Helena Darah enjoy the PNC ZOOtoDO, presented by Skylight Financial.

Rhonda and Matt Simpson are ready for a night of decadence at the 2019 edition of the Party with a Purpose.

Doug and Tiger Andrews once again do not disappoint the crowd with their annual festive attire.

The incredible Doug and Tiger Andrews are just as amazing from the rear with their themed costumes.

Mike and Erin Whitton are ready to partake of the offerings from over 50 restaurants and caterers.

Robin Falvey Ayers, Rachel Marciniak Mathews and Jen Sims welcome guests to their booth.

Jera Stewart of Jera's Heavenly Sweets offers guests sweet treats at the 2,000 guests at the event.

Tom and Pam Christensen are all smiles at the fabulous FUNdraiser. —by Mary Helen Darah

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July 2 - July 16, 2019 • Vol. 23, No. 6 • Ju n e 1 9 - Ju ly 3 , 2 0 1 8 • V o l. 2 2 , No . 5 • y o u rg o o d .n e ws

Where the sidewalk begins A life lesson in community J

enni Briggs is teaching her three concerns about the safety issue and the fact children, along with her class of first that a sidewalk was needed. grade students at Highland Elementary Briggs, the mother of three, kept her School, that you CAN make a children up to date about the situation and example. what she hoped could happen. She also Last summer, when she and her daughter enlisted their help to accomplish all that Samantha were riding their bicycles from needed to be done, especially in garnering their home to Mayberry Ice signatures of residents on Cream, it occurred to her a petition. that there was no safe path Briggs also teaches at for cyclists to take from ‘This project is a Highland Elementary Sylvania Metamora Road School and last fall she south to Mayberry Village. great example of talked to her first graders “You have to ride your bike about the issue. how democracy on Centennial Road, which After submitting the is really not safe for kids,” works through a completed petition, Briggs she reasoned. was invited to testify Briggs called Sylvania grass roots effort.’ before Sylvania City City Council member Council. She, her children —Mark Luetke and two of her first grade Mark Luetke to see if there was something that could students, Madison Tucker be done. He suggested Sylvania City Council and Brendon Tussing, some action steps she could made presentations at the take in order to bring the issue before meeting in April. Sylvania City Council. Luetke advised Briggs Mayor Craig Stough and City Council on the proper procedures and the hurdles members approved partial funding for the that needed to be overcome. “He was sidewalk. Sylvania Rec and Millstream wonderful,” Briggs acknowledged. “He really Development agreed to partner in the helped me to make this happen.” project to complete the funding. In addition, Briggs then talked with Tiffany Scott at the Scott family, owners of Mayberry Ice Mayberry Ice Cream, who shared her Sidewalk to 6B

Sylvania Town Crier Mike Lieber offers a cry before Jenni Briggs and her son Bode cut the ribbon to officially dedicate the new sidewalk leading to Mayberry Village along with two of her students, Madison Tucker and Brendon Tussing. They are joined by Mayor Craig Stough, Service Director Kevin Aller, Economic Development Director Bill Sanford, City Council President Mary Westphal, council members Katie Cappellini, Doug Haynam, Mark Luetke and Patrick Richardson, Sylvania Rec Operations Director Mike McMahon and members of the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce’s Welcoming Committee including Jan Tidd of Arrow Print and Copy, Randy Cline of Metamora State Bank and John Healey of Miller Danberry Commercial Real Estate.

Sylvania Cycling Classic Held

Cyclists from near and far competed in the 2019 Sylvania Cycling Classic, a Criterium event held June 23 starting at Burnham Park.

Jackson Munson is congratulated by Gina and Finey Scalzo and Caiden Albright after finishing the kids race once around the course.

Chase Schroyer finishes the children’s race once around the route in fine style.

Joe Burkart, Montgomery, Ken Haas, Caitie Riker and Jennifer and Chris Wegman with Karrie Burkart and Andrew Nyitray are back on the comfy couch at the corner of Phillips and Maplewood to watch the cyclists.

Preliminary field announced for inaugural AJGA Dana Junior Open

The inaugural AJGA Dana Incorporated Junior Open is set for July 23-25 at Sylvania Country Club. The co-ed field currently consists of 52 boys and 33 girls coming from seven countries, 22 states, and Guam. The full field can be found at Eleven spots remain for the field of 96, and they will be filled by AJGA members through an 18-hole qualifier to be held July 21 at Sylvania Country Club. The 54-hole, stroke-play tournament caps off three straight weeks of championship golf in Greater Toledo, as it immediately follows the Marathon Classic presented by Dana and the U.S. Junior Amateur. “We are thrilled with the interest this firstyear event has received,” said Samantha Joe, AJGA tournament manager. “This exciting event will feature 96 of the top junior golfers from around the world, giving Toledo-area residents and college coaches an opportunity to see up-and-coming golf talent while also raising money for charity.” Famous AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel, Inbee Park, Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis, and Alison Lee. The 6,837-yard, par 72 Sylvania Country

Club is a historic course that has hosted numerous junior and amateur events, including the 1954 Ohio Amateur, where Jack Nicklaus encountered Arnold Palmer for the very first time. Besides Palmer, past champions crowned at SCC include Frank Stranahan, Byron Nelson, and Sylvania’s own Mel Woelfling. In addition to the tournament, a JuniorAm fundraising event, similar to a pro-am but with junior golfers instead of professionals, will be played July 22 following a practice round. The Junior-Am tournament is presented by Accenture and Hylant and raises money for First Tee Lake Erie and Special Olympics of Lucas County, as well as the AJGA ACE Grant program. In all, the tournament is expected to raise more than $50,000 for charity. Admission is free to both the tournament and Junior-Am event. Area residents interested in volunteering for the tournament are encouraged to visit The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. more information, visit: For

Pickleball Kids Night Held

L-R: Max Weldele, Marlon DeBose, Sandy Tiell, Sylvania Pickleball Club member, and Sydney Walker attend the Sylvania Pickleball Club Kids Night held June 10.

Megan Gill, daughter of Leslie Gill, SPC member, enjoys the night that included kids ages 8 through 17.

Max Weldele and his grandmother, Sandi Konz, SPC member, enjoy the event held at Veteran’s Memorial Park. –by Mary Helen Darah

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Former NV athletes compete in Boulder Ironman MIKE JONES

It took some time for Jacob Barnes, former Northview High School cross country team runner, to cross the finish line of the recent Boulder Ironman competition, something that can take anyone a long time. However, for Jacob the trip involved a torn hip labrum which took some years off his potential schedule to get to that finish line. Despite the interruption, he finished where every runner wants to be–first in his age group. Competing along with Barnes was Dr. Harry Zeitler, a Northview cross country teammate. After high school, Barnes enrolled at the University of Toledo and joined the crosscountry team. Everything was moving along well until his second year when the labrum issue arose.  Eventually it was determined that the injury would require surgery, which was performed by the doctor for the NFL's Indianapolis Colts.  The torn labrum, the surgery and the rehab necessary ended his cross country competitions, but Barnes is grateful to UT for giving him what is known as a medical disqualification, which allowed him to remain on scholarship. This also allowed him to use UT facilities to stay in shape and that's where he met another rehabing track athlete from Indiana, Kristal Studer, who is now his wife. The couple traveled after graduation, spending some time at the University of South Carolina where she got a job and he worked as a volunteer track coach. Barnes was gradually able to run and in order to keep his aerobic level high he began to swim regularly. The following year, Kristal was offered a position at the University of Utah and when she told him about the scenery and the elevation for training opportunities off they went. She is an academic adviser to the

University of Utah football team and Barnes is using his business degree as the footwear buyer for the three-store Salt Lake Running Co. While "swimming every single day," someone asked Barnes if he had considered competing in triathlons. He began training for the events which include running, swimming and bicycling. Success in those events led him to consider Ironman competitions, which involve a swim of 2.4 miles, bicycling 112 miles and finishing with a marathon-distance run of 26.2 miles. Last year he completed the Texas Ironman and, by coming in first in the Boulder event, he has qualified for the world championship in Kona Hawaii set for Oct. 12. He recently said, as he sat with a cup of coffee on the porch of his Utah home, "This is healing time. I'll get back to training soon. October sounds like a long time, but it’s not." The discomfort from the labrum issue has eased over time and he noted that when on a run with his wife recently he told her that he didn't feel it. It has been an issue but as he continued to run over time the discomfort has eased. Barnes credits his wife for her support, saying she was up at 4 am with him for the event in Boulder and stayed with him until about 9 pm when his friend finished the race. Barnes’s race companion, Dr. Zeitler, recently completed medical school and stayed in good shape throughout that grind. He is the son of recently retired John Zeitler, retired Sylvania Township administrator. Zeitler didn’t have the smooth race experience Barnes had.  He told his  father he was struggling during the bike segment and feared that the altitude might be taking a toll.  At about the 12mile mark a passing cyclist told him his rear tire was flat. The flat cost him time and it took about 10 minutes to fix the tire. Nevertheless, he finished the race.

Dennis Hopson was named the third head men's basketball coach in the program’s history at Lourdes in May of 2019. He is a native of Toledo and will be coming to Lourdes with more than 30 years of basketball coaching, recruiting and playing experience. Hopson has a wide variety of experience as he played professionally in the NBA for five seasons. He has previously played for the New Jersey Nets, the Chicago Bulls, where he won an NBA Championship, and the Sacramento Kings. After his NBA career, Hopson played seven more years in Europe. He began his collegiate coaching career at Northwood University as an assistant coach, then was an assistant coach at Bowling Green State University, was head boys coach at Bedford High School and also served as the

Lourdes. “Early on I saw the importance of coaches in my life, and knew that who I am stems from the support of mentors like my coaches and parents. I asked myself ‘what can I do to inspire youth?’ and I then knew that I could inspire through coaching,” Hopson said. He plans to use his coaching experience to better the team, and in particular plans to develop their bond as teammates in order to have a successful season. “I believe that trust and understanding in one another and knowing your role is what builds a successful team. This position as a coach is an honor and privilege to have, as it helps me accomplish my goal of sharing my knowledge and helping develop youth,” Coach Hopson stated.

The Zepf Center annual Christmas in July Golf Outing will be held on Monday, July 22 at Toledo Country Club, 3749 River Rd. beginning at 11 am. The Christmas in July golf outing invites golfers from around the community to help raise money for families who depend on the Zepf Center for holiday household baskets, toys, winter clothing and shoes. Justin Feldkamp from 13abc will act as event emcee. Zepf Center was able to provide many families with a special holiday in 2018. The shop provided over 900 gifts to 275 children from 112 families. Clients received household gifts such as crock pots, electric griddles and hand mixers, various kitchen

supplies and of course toys. The event will include a 4-person scramble, lunch, dinner, awards, prizes, raffles and much more. A special offer included with online registration is a 1-year subscription to Golf Digest. The cost to golf is $125 per golfer or $500 a foursome. Registration for the golf outing as well as sponsorships can be purchased on the website Sponsorship opportunities are available and contributions are tax deductible. For additional information regarding this event, contact Cathy at 419-841-7701, ext. 2296, or visit the website at or e-mail

Special Olympics Torch Comes to Sylvania

University of Toledo Police Chief Jeff Newton holds the Flame of Hope while he and officials from the Sylvania Police Department prepare to depart for the northwest Ohio leg of the 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Ohio. —by Jennifer Ruple

Local man rows and raises money for Alzheimer’s research Chris Heerdegen was in his 20s when he started to notice changes in his grandfather’s behavior. The examples of how Alzheimer’s disease diminished his grandfather’s reasoning are seared in his memory, such as “the day he made coffee for he and my grandmother but he put gasoline in the coffee pot.” Or, the day his grandfather went out to get the mail and the family noticed he had been gone for a long period of time. They looked up and “he came in the house carrying the concrete mailbox post.” Heerdegen’s grandfather eventually died of Alzheimer’s disease. Then about six years ago, Heerdegen’s father, Richard “Dick” Heerdegen, or “the master of navigation” took a turn that even he could not navigate out of. He was diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s. He died last November, about 5.5 years after getting the diagnosis. “We didn’t talk about (the diagnosis) much. You would get together with him and

he just wanted to be treated like dear ole dad. But he knew something was wrong. He didn’t want to be a burden,” Heerdegen said. “Outwardly he probably accepted it but internally, he felt lost.” So on June 21, the summer solstice and The Longest Day*, Heerdegen, of Ottawa Lake, Mich., worked to raise money for an Alzheimer’s cure. He held an event called “Rowing to Remember,” where he used a rowing machine and rowed for 16 hours, all to raise money for Alzheimer’s research and for the Northwest Ohio Alzheimer’s Chapter to provide more care and support. The event to honor his grandfather, his father and his uncle, who is currently living with the disease, was held at The Fitness Shack in Sylvania. The Longest Day® is an event where people around the world who support the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association do an activity they enjoy to raise money for the Association.

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Preschool helps promote language and cognitive skills as well as academics. Many preschools have a kindergarten-readiness focus and the curriculum is project based and aligned to essential Early Learning Content Standards established by the Ohio Department of Education.

St. Joseph girls offer sweet dreams

L-R: Madelyn Miller, Amelia Miller, Leah Brody, Abbi Mission, Sonya Maynard, and Anika Brody gather to make pillowcases at the Sylvania Branch Library.


Sonya Maynard is an 11- year-old student at St. Joseph, Sylvania. She and a crew of local helpers are making a positive impact on kids in the community and across the nation. The determined young woman, with the help of her mom, Stacy Maynard, is spreading positive thoughts and giving hope to kids in need. “My Mom said we should do something for people that need help,” said Sonya. “She is always telling me that there are so many people going through difficult times. She thought we should donate something to them. I was watching T.V. and saw some kids who lost their homes because of a hurricane. They didn’t have soft beds to sleep in. I wanted to give them something to have sweet dreams. That’s how I got the idea to make pillowcases. Well, I had no idea how to make pillowcases, so my Mom and I decided to buy blank pillowcases and decorate them to give to the kids.” The mother/daughter duo formed Girls Give Back, a nonprofit to help spread positive messages of hope. “The first meeting of Girls Give Back was at my house,” recalled Sonya. “I invited some friends to come over and help. They were happy to do it. We made pillowcases that went to Mom’s House to give to the kids of families there. We then filled the pillowcases

Sonya Maynard is on a mission to spread hope and sweet dreams to kids in need. Her team will participate in a Sleep in Heavenly Peace event. with children’s books and other items. It was great seeing the kids get excited when they received them.” The following year, Sonya decided to keep the momentum going. “My goal was to give to more people,” she said. “Hurricane Harvey had just happened. This time, I invited all the third and fourth graders at St. Joe’s to come to a meeting. We had a bunch of samples of pillowcases to give them an idea of what we wanted to accomplish. They did a great job. We knew there would be kids with nightmares, and it was great to give them something to help them have sweet dreams.” Another hurricane happened in Texas and once again Sonya was ready to spread hope and positiveness. “I decided to ask students and the Brownie Troop that time and we made tons of pillowcases. We received a photo of the kids with the pillowcases we made. Me and my mom filled the pillowcases with clothing and books.” The young woman is determined to keep going with her mission to spread sweet, hopeful dreams to children in crisis and need. “It’s all about sending a positive message, giving people hope and letting them know people care,” she said.  To learn more about Girls Give Back visit

OneView offers parents online completion of student information


Last August, Sylvania Schools implemented online forms to fill out the annual student information paperwork. The system called OneView allows parents to sign into their account anytime throughout the school year to update emergency contacts, medical information, a variety of consents and other critical information, including transportation needs. Having this information electronically saves the district time and reduces the possibility of errors. In an effort to maximize efficiencies with this new system, the district asked parents to submit their child’s information for next school year starting in March. This helps the Transportation Department in assessing busing needs, evaluating bus routes and making appropriate

adjustments. The district reports that nearly 80 percent of the student forms have been submitted for this coming school year. Parents who have not completed the form can expect to receive email reminders throughout the summer. Call the Sylvania Schools Technology Department at 419-824-8515 with questions.

Kindergarten assignments

Sylvania Schools is planning classroom assignments for the 2019-2020 school year. Kindergarten students need to be enrolled with the district to start school in August. Registration begins online in the “Enroll” section at Parents should call Student Services at 419-824-8581 with any questions.


Our next featured home is the third of the “triplet” homes built in a row along Erie Street. This home was built in 1887 and therefore was the first of the three homes built. The first one featured here was built in 1897, the second in 1902 and now this one in 1887. This house was built on Lot No. 4 of Carl’s Addition. Carl being Albert Carl who purchased this entire corner in 1885 then subdivided it. The following is the chain of owners recorded for this property and home: 1885 – Albert Carl 1893 - George C. Mickens 1931 – Stella Mickens 1943 – Helen M. Williams, subject to life estate of Stella Mickens 1944 – Lorentz and Mary Seitz 1975 – Frederick M. and Shirley J. Deye 1976 – Shirley J. Deye 1977 – Roger A. and Jacqueline S. Freeborn 1979 – Leonard J. and Patricia E. Gorny 1985 – Leonard J. Gorny 1990 – Gary J. and Page E. Rostetter George Mickens was the first to purchase this home from the developer. Mickens was married in 1891 to Lettie Hitchcock in Lambertville, Mich. In the 1900 census they were living in Whiteford Township, Mich. listed as a farmer, and they had one daughter, age 7 years. Also living with them was his mother-in-law, H. Hitchcock, who was widowed. Lettie died in 1904 and in 1905 Mickens married Stella Perry. When the 1910 census was taken George and Stella were living in Whiteford Township, Mich. So, during this time Mickens must have rented the home out. By the 1920 census, Mr. and Mrs. Mickens were living in this home on Erie Street. He was listed as 49 years old and she was 39. Living in the home was their daughter Helen – 12 years old, and son Robert – 7 years old. Micken’s employment was listed as a wholesale dealer owning his own meat shop. A 1926 Sylvania Post Office listing of homes in the downtown district of Sylvania showed that Carl Jones was living at 6622 Erie. In the 1930 census this home was being rented to Homer D. Quisenbery and his wife Fern, and their children Betty Jean – 4 years old; Carl D. - 3 years old; and Lorene E. – 2 years old. Homer was employed as a laborer with a building contractor. George Mickens, still the owner of the home, died in 1931. His obituary in the Sylvania Sentinel dated Oct. 22, 1931 said that he was 61 years old, had been living on Erie Street, and was survived by his wife Estella, two daughters, Mrs. Evangeline Nelson and Mrs. Helen Williams, and one son Robert.

In June of 1937 Stella Mickens hired Gust Gies to put in a basement under the existing dwelling and install a brick chimney on the south wall of the west wing of the home. In March of 1939 she obtained a building permit to have Wayne Roberts install a new front door and new bathroom window. In the 1940 census Stella Mickens was living in the home. She was listed as 59 years old and widowed. Living with her was her son Robert, 28 years old, single, working as a substitute clerk and carrier for the U.S. Post Office. Also living in the home was her son-in-law, E.O. Williams, 47 years old, and her daughter Helen Williams, 32 years old. Williams was employed as a county agent for the agricultural department. Mrs. Williams was working as a private secretary for the Lucas County Health Department. By 1943, while Stella Mickens was still living, she transferred the home into her daughter’s name, giving herself a life estate to live there for the rest of her life, although the home was sold before she died. In 1944, Lorentz and Mary Seitz purchased the home from the Mickens family, and owned it until 1975. During this time they were living down the street in a home at 6820 Erie St., and rented this home out the entire time they owned it. They also owned and operated Seitz Bakery in downtown Sylvania during all these years. In October of 1952, Lorentz Seitz obtained a building permit to allow Wesson to build a new garage on the property. Starting with the first available suburban directory in 1957 the following rented the home from the Seitz family while they owned it through 1975. 1957 to 1962 – Roy S. Becker; 1963 – Richard D. Waldo; 1964 to 1967 – Sam R. Snyder; 1968 to 1969 – Neva A. Stowell; 1970 to 1972 – Lang; 1973 – Albert F. Scott, Jr.; 1974 to 1975 – Edward A. Rahm. In 1975, Frederick and Shirley Deye purchased the home and according to the suburban directories they lived in the home. In 1977, Roger and Jacqueline Freeborn purchased the home and again the suburban directories show them living in the home. Once the Gorny family purchased this home in 1979 they appear to have rented the home out to Randolph Regan and then Dennis A. Crowell. Then, as of the 1988 directory, the owner, Leonard Gorny, is listed as living in the home. Gary and Page Rostetter purchased the home in 1990 and are listed living in the home through the current time. A building permit was issued in 2000 to replace the 1952-built garage with a new one.

6622 Erie Street







Magic Box for Sprint subscribers

If you are a Sprint customer and need a better range and stronger Wi-Fi, this may be a perfect solution. You Janis Weber should be able to get greater speeds with this free adapter. It seems to be functional in the Sylvania zip code. There is a qualification process, but it will be well worth you looking into. I believe this offer is for a limited time so be sure to check their website or call 844-4633194 for more details. The Sprint Network Tool App makes it easier to find the best location in your home or business to set up the Magic Box without having to physically move the box to test different windows. All customers must first qualify for Sprint Magic Box. Qualification is based on a number of network and account criteria to ensure that Magic Box will work for the customer and the Sprint Network. Sprint Magic Box is available to both consumers and businesses that qualify. Magic Box is free to use and there are no upfront costs. However, if you do not plug in and use your Magic Box or return it, you can be charged a $140 fee. Based on optimal conditions, Sprint Magic Box can provide average coverage of 30,000 square feet indoors and can benefit adjacent Sprint customers inside the building. The signal can also extend coverage 100 meters outside a building, benefitting Sprint customers in nearby buildings and improving street–level network performance. Ultimately,

coverage range is dependent upon many factors, including building construction type, terrain and distance to a cell tower.

Are You Sharing Your Wi-Fi?

Even with a secure password, you may be sharing data with your neighbors. Their bills are nice and low and yours is not as well as your usage. On Buckeye Cable’s website you can log in to see how much data you are using each billing cycle. If the information is way off track, call them to check and see if anyone else is using your Wi-Fi. You say how can this happen if I have a password? Some Buckeye modems require a filter to protect the spillage of data out of your house. If you are having this issue, they will come out for free to attach the filters required. Your money. One phone call to 419724-9800.

Windows 10 Shortcuts

Despite the popularity of Mac computers, the fact is every day more people use Windows 10 computers than any other. Here are three special shortcuts that every Windows 10 user should know to speed up their work. First, make sure that Windows Defender is on. It’s a powerful tool to protect you from viruses and malware, and it’s already on your Windows 10 computer. Next, if the computer is slow, find  the programs that are dragging it down. Open what’s called Task Manager. Click  the Process tab. Look for the programs that are eating up most of the resources. If they’re unnecessary and just running in the background, shut them down. And finally, use the Windows Task Scheduler. It does just what the name implies. Turn your computer off at night or on in the morning and have it waiting and ready for you.

Upcoming Class

My next class at the Sylvania Senior Center will cover Basic Facebook. This will be held August 19 and 20 (Mon and Tues). We will meet each day from 1-2:30 pm. This class fills up quickly so be sure and make your reservation soon by calling the center at 419-885-3913. We will cover terminology, how to set the best preferences and dozens of hidden facts. Bring your questions. This is the place to ask.

Public Computer Classes

I am teaching classes at the Sylvania Senior Center in 2019 (419-885-3913). These classes are non-credit, and all are priced reasonably. Look for Word, Google Docs, iPad / iPhone, Basic Skills and Facebook in 2019. Check them out. If you prefer personal tutoring in your home or office; that is my specialty. It’s just you and me (419-318-9112). The Senior Center newsletter is posted online with their current class schedule. If you have an idea for a class, let me know.

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you with almost any predicament including repairs, upgrades and general software or hardware issues. I can be your resident “Geek.” I have an endless amount of patience and knowledge with years of experience. Give me a text or call at 419-318-9112. Don’t forget to sign up for my Free Newsletter at Subscribers will get a copy of this article plus added hints, tips and trusted/valuable web-links.


Tick transmitted diseases have become a national worry both in human and veterinary medicine. The incidence of these diseases is on the increase in humans and dogs. The CDC in Atlanta estimated last year that there would be over 100,000 new cases of Lyme Disease nationally. This is only one of several tick transmitted diseases known to exist in the United States. Dogs are susceptible to the same group of diseases transmitted from a variety of ticks. In addition to Lyme disease, other tick born diseases include Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichia, and several others. There are five ticks found in our region, including a new comer, the Gulf Coast tick. Ticks have been found on dogs yearround in NW Ohio so there is no real off season when it comes to tick control. Your dog should have a yearly blood test that combines heartworm detection and tick disease exposure in one simple test. If your vet is not using this test routinely ask them to do so. Not all positive tests mean a dog is sick or needs to be treated. A positive test should lead to blood, chemistry and urine tests to be sure there is no evidence of clinical disease. There are great products available for dogs that give protection against tick transmitted diseases. the newest products are from a group of chemicals called Liners. Unless your dog has a seizure history all these oral products are safe and effective. In my experience the products that are given monthly are the best and the ones that should be used. Heartworm is a mosquito transmitted

BACK UP YOUR COMPUTER’S DATA TODAY! – Critical action! Janis Weber, B.A., owner of Ohio Computer Training & Support, is a professional computer adjunct instructor. E-mail any specific questions or comments to or contact her for assistance at 419-318-9112. Private tutoring and repairs are just a phone call, text or email away. disease that is endemic in our region. All dogs should be on monthly preventive medications year-round. The American Heartworm Society and the Companion Animal Parasite council both recommend not stopping the preventive despite cold winter weather. Studies have shown that it can take up to three months to reestablish full protection if the monthly medications are stopped. The best monthly medications also provide therapeutic control of intestinal parasites. Despite research showing the newest formulation of a long-term heartworm injection to be safe I remain an opponent of putting any medication in a dog that has no antidote and no way to remove it should there be an adverse reaction. If your veterinarian has recommended the shot be aware that it is not to be given with vaccines or in pets with health issues. Much of NW Ohio is a former swamp. This environment is prime country for internal parasites roundworm, hookworm and whipworm. Annual fecal tests to check for these parasites should be part of your dog’s and cat’s yearly wellness visits. Whipworm in particular is so hardy it can survive anything mother nature throws at it. Once a yard is contaminated whipworms will always be there. If your dog goes to places frequented by many other dogs, such as a dog park, day care, or metro parks I would recommend twice yearly testing at least. Roundworm and Hookworm can be transmitted to humans which of course is an important reason for testing and using preventions on your dog. One monthly oral heartworm plus medication is therapeutic against all three internal parasites. Others on the market cannot provide this health protection.

Where the sidewalk begins Cream, and Scott’s Quality Concrete offered materials and installation at a discounted rate. Thanks to her persistence and the work of Briggs, her children and students the sidewalk has become a reality, making a safe passageway for walkers and bikers who want to travel to Mayberry. “This project is a great example of how democracy works through a grass roots


effort,” Luetke noted. “And, it shows what can be done when different groups come together,” he added. “It was really a great experience for us all,” Briggs offered. “I am really excited to have the sidewalk completed. I am also happy that these children learned how to become involved in their community and that they realize they can make a difference!”


Sylvania welcomes Marathon Classic LPGA

On behalf of the city of Sylvania, I welcome the participants, families and fans of the Ladies Golf Professional Craig Stough Association back to Highland Meadows Golf Club. We look forward to the excitement and national attention the Marathon Classic brings to our community every year. This year's tournament is being held July 8 through 14 with pro-am events scheduled earlier in the week. The LPGA brings thousands of fans and media representatives into Sylvania. Our local restaurants, shops and hotel benefit from the many visitors to our community. The tournament also greatly benefits local charities serving Sylvania and the Greater northwestern Ohio area. Since 1984, the



Recent retirees recognized

It was a retiring group that attended a recent meeting of the Sylvania Township trustees. No, they weren't shy and quiet, they were leaving their current positions and had come to the meeting to be recognized for jobs well done. One of those attending was still on the clock, John Zeitler, township administrator, though he sat with the audience rather than at his usual post in an office chair against the south wall of the meeting room. John Crandall, chairman of the trustees, thanked Zeitler saying, “We appreciate everything you've done in nearly nine years as administrator of the township.” Crandall also noted that before coming to the township, Zeitler had spent about 30 years in the Lucas County finance department, the last 26 as director of the office of management and budget. He noted and praised his nearly 40 years of public service. Zeitler said, “It’s been an honor and a pleasure,” and added, “Thank you for the opportunity.” He won’t be leaving the public sector entirely. Zeitler intends to remain on the board of The Olander Park System. The board also recognized the retirement of Gary Cruthers after 25 years with the township road department. Cruthers is retiring as head of the service department, which is charged with keeping everything running, from huge fire engines to lawn edgers. Rob Nash, road superintendent, credited Cruthers with being helpful to fellow employees, including himself when he started in the department. He pointed out the complexity of the work and credited Cruthers for keeping the operation running smoothly. After honoring retiring employees, Township officials recognized the efforts of Deb Chany, who is retiring as the executive director of the Sylvania Community Action Team. She was honored for establishing a long-running program which attempts to underline the negative effects of alcohol and other drugs, particularly on children. Chaney thanked the township for being one of the founding entities establishing SCAT and for continuing to support the organization. She has led SCAT for 20 years.

LPGA tournament has raised over $11.8 million for over 180 northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan children’s charities. This year’s tournament will benefit 23 area children’s charities. The tournament has become a highlighted stop on the LPGA tour, attracting well over 100 of the best women golfers in the world. The tournament was voted fifth favorite of all the stops. The purse has grown substantially to $1,600,000. The tournament has become a huge event in northwest Ohio/southeast Michigan attracting over 50,000 spectators. The Marathon Classic will once again provide free admittance to all active police officers, firefighters and military personnel along with one guest. Kids under the age of 17 will also be admitted free as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Highland Meadows Golf Club, the sponsors and the over 1,500 volunteers that make the LPGA tournament a success every year deserve our thanks. The members of Highland Meadows have hosted the LPGA since 1990 and the course and facilities are always in great shape. Local residents and golf fans donate thousands of hours for hole marshaling and the many jobs that must be

New Sylvania Township administrator From all appearances, the shift to Oliver Turner taking over as administrator of Sylvania Township has been smooth. Part of the ease of transition is that the former administrator, John Zeitler, stayed on duty for about three weeks while Turner got used to the duties, the personnel and the rhythm of the office. He said he counted having Zeitler at hand as a big help. “In this kind of work a lot of times, you don't get that,” Turner said. Turner had been city manager of Sault St. Marie, Mich. Although the general principles of supervision and leadership remain the same, there are differences he needed to get up to speed on. He mentioned differences in accounting rules between cities in Michigan and townships in Ohio as an example of changes he needs to keep in mind. Due to differing circumstances, he noted this is the first time he has had a chance to learn from his predecessor. Turner, 36, who spent most of his childhood and high school years in Celina, Ohio, was a resident of Sylvania and Toledo while a student at the University of Toledo and stated on his application that he feels a personal commitment to the area. He added that he considers it his home community with family and friends nearby. He entered UT with the idea of becoming a pharmacist, but was taken with the idea of public service as an administrator. He obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology in 2008 and a master's degree in public administration in 2010, both from UT. While working on his master’s, Turner was a municipal management intern with the city of Perrysburg. That role, he said ,solidified his decision. In 2011 he became the village manager and zoning administrator for the village of Almont, Mich. While there he detected and launched an investigation into what was revealed to be a scheme by a prior clerk/treasurer who had stolen more than $145,000. It turned out to be the same person who had introduced him to the Almont job. In 2014 he became city manager of Sault Ste. Marie. The welcoming attitude and friendliness of Sylvania Township employees has been a plus, Turner said. He added that he has been impressed by the professionalism of those he

done well for a successful tournament. Sylvania prides itself on being a great place to live, work and raise a family, and the LPGA Tournament helps enliven and enrich the lives of our residents every year. The tournament brings the excitement of national attention to our community. Our residents are treated to competitive golf at the highest level. Our young people see first hand from world class athletes that hard

work and practice can lead to success. Once again we welcome the Marathon Classic presented by Dana to Sylvania and wish the best of luck to all competitors. A great big Thank You goes out to Judd Silverman, his staff, and all the volunteers who each year bring an exciting LPGA golf tournament to our Sylvania community for all to enjoy!

has begun to work with. Turner has also been active in civic organizations, including as a former board member of Michigan Municipal Executives. He served as the chair of that group’s ethics committee. Ethical practices are, of course, important to him but he added that they should simply be part of the overall culture of any organization.

now reduced the proposed facility to two stories. He noted that concerns about traffic on Whiteford should be eased by the addition of left turn lanes being added for both northbound and southbound Whiteford at the entrance to the development. The eastbound left-turn lane will go into the facility, and the westbound will go into an existing residential neighborhood. Oravecz added the company intends to plant evergreen trees around the borders to allow for sufficient screening along with the existing trees that can be retained. Plans call for twenty patients in the memory care unit and 44 in the assisted living. There will be room for 88 people in congregate living. Those spaces are designed for people who need little or no assistance with daily living, although they may elect to use some services such as 24-hour dining, housekeeping or other amenities.  The request is scheduled to be heard by the Lucas County Planning Commission on July 24 at 9 am in downtown Toledo on the first floor of One Government Center. The final decision on the request for a conditional use permit will be made by the township board of zoning appeals at a hearing scheduled for Aug. 5 at 5 pm in the large meeting room in the Sylvania Township Administration Building, located at 4927 N. Holland-Sylvania Road.

Omni development proposal

A conditional use permit is being requested from the Sylvania Township Board of Zoning Appeals for the proposed development of a residential care facility at 4828 Whiteford Road. The Township's planning and zoning office and the Township trustees heard complaints  from residents in the area after a representative of the developers, OMNI Property Co., of Beachwood, Ohio, held meetings to inform those in the neighborhood about the proposal. Some concerns voiced had to do generally with the size of the project, its proximity to Whiteford Elementary School and increased traffic on Whiteford Road. George Oravecz, the OMNI representative, said he thinks many of the initial concerns of the residents have been dealt with after OMNI heard the concerns. He said the project, which includes memory care, assisted living and congregate living, had originally been planned to be three stories, but plans have


Dear Readers, Summer’s here–July beckons us. “America is a tune. It must be sung together.” – Gerald Stanley Lee - Happy Independence month The universe provides us with answers to our many human questions. Knowing this fact makes it easier to continue seeking truth in our individual and collective lives. Astrological transits mark the nature and sequence and timing of our spiritual and growth lessons. An example of this cosmic pacemaker is the current influence of Saturn, the planet of structure, transiting in its home-sign of Capricorn. As seen, this particular energy has brought about major shifts on the political scene as well as societal changes relating to women, specifically with the Me-to movement. In addition, Jupiter's continued transit in Sagittarius focuses on shifts in foreign affairs, emotional discussions on education and health care. In addition, there’s the down-sizing or merging in one or more major institutions. So on and on it goes.

Mercury, the planet of chat, retrograde in Leo, moving backwards into Cancer until Aug. 2

Mercury, the planet of communication in retrograde, is creating havoc through all forms of communication whether it is testing, talking or signing contracts of any kind. In simple terms, be aware of not only what you say, but how it is being delivered. What effect does Mercury have? When Mercury is in retrograde we are provided with a time to catch up with ourselves, to reflect, to rethink and possibly shed light on matters from the past that need our attention. It’s a period of complete contemplation. Much however depends on where it is taking place in your own individual birth chart.

Celebrate Independence DayChart of USA

Our great country America was born July 4, 1776, at approximately 2-4:30 pm in Philadelphia under the sensitive, moon-ruled sign of Cancer, with the moon in the humanity sign of Aquarius. The Cancer influences indicate that we’re a “mothering/nurturing” country, always willing to adopt and take in everyone else. Also, the moon in Aquarius is about humanity and justice for all.

Mars moves into Leo July 2Time to shine

In Leo, Mars is proud, self-confident and grand. We are spirited and have grand goals. We go after what we want in a direct, selfassured manner, desiring dramatic results. We prefer not to worry about details and take the least-complicated route to our goals. The sex drive is strong, and passion for life is high.

New moon solar eclipse in Cancer July 2-Time to get rid of some old clothes Always a new start, a fresh beginning. New moons signify a new cycle, and rebirth. This new moon, along with the sun (also in Cancer) will highlight the watery Cancer qualities of imagination and dreams, family and home. Also this particular full moon will trigger changes in the work place for those born under Cancer, Libra, Aries and Capricorn. Specifically speaking, as it creates an opposition to transiting Pluto, the planet of transformation, it may help to break down and rebuild.

Full moon lunar eclipse July 16faces the sun in Cancer.

Both signs are associated with security, yet they seek it in different ways. Capricorn is concerned with accomplishments and external status while Cancer wants us to tune into our feelings in search of comfort and safety. It’s not a matter of choosing to be hard or soft, sensitive or insensitive; this full moon is about learning how to be tough or tender depending on the circumstances. When the lesson is learned, we feel at home within ourselves and within the world around us. When the full moon is in Capricorn it works even harder to finish what was started. You’ll ask yourself what you obtained, what you have yet to achieve, and what you need to adjust to make things happen. A Capricorn full moon is all about success and never taking “no” for an answer. So, this is the time when you’ll get to the finish line because this moon will help you tackle any obstacles you face along the way

Sun in Leo July 22

The sun sign is the most obvious part of a person's awareness into astrology. It is the obvious part of the self, the conscious side of us, it is the behavior we are most comfortable with, the every day self, what most people know without a doubt. It is also (usually) the most obvious part of the personality. But it is also just a part of who you really are. As the Sun moves into Leo, ruled by the Sun, it takes on a radiance, it illuminates.

Signs: ARIES (March 20-April 19)

During this month with all the planetary influences in a frenzy, specifically Mercury in retrograde, it would be wise to observe, pay attention and focus on important details. These transits are a phase, a passing transit and in time will prove to be helpful as you find yourself weeding out the negatives and allowing the positive to remain. A good month for closure, and relinquishing those issues or people that hinder your progress.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

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needs and motivating yourself to make changes can be beneficial during this month. Bemuse yourself by making sure everything is to your satisfaction while taking in stride your need for perfection. Mercury retrograding in the home base may cause unintentional tension. Step lightly, while maintaining a stance of comfort.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

As your ruling sign retrogrades communication can be choppy, causing you to possibly think out loud without consequences. Be aware, and realize that you are unwittingly testing the waters. Practice listening, pay attention to what others are saying and focus on body signals. This relates to person and work connections.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

With most Cancers, it is always about finishing the job, finding new projects; continuously staying busy. You can go from zero to sixty in a flash, with no down time. However this month with Mercury in retrograde your concern may center around finances. As it retrogrades back in to your own sign on July 19, you may suddenly feel a sense of self-doubt. Focusing on confidence and grabbing on may help to keep you on track.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

As Mercury transits the hidden sector of your chart, you may see yourself more reflective as well as nostalgic. A good time to pay attention to inner feelings and thoughts. Also, not the best time to make major decisions, though it is an excellent period to plan. Get through the month unscathed and then pursue your goals, whatever they may be.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

while not rocking the boat.

Make careful choices for the next few weeks or so, until after Mercury goes direct on Aug. 2. The tug pull of the energy may cause you to act out of character, so take care to not overdo. This can be a strong and prosperous time, nonetheless, as again you shift your priorities into first gear ... a good money cycle for you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 20)

At this stage in the game, you’re at a place where you need to let go of obstacles that have hindered you in the past. This can relate to friends, co workers, job matters etc., this is your time to finally get a handle on where you want to be. Mercury in retrograde will provide you with the opportunity to step back, and look at life from a completely different angle. By Aug. 1, you’ll be ready to step up to full speed.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan 19)

Family obligations and changes within the home are the key points this month as you see yourself being pulled between work and home. This can be a productive month for you, but you may begin to feel a bit overwhelmed. It’s important to get your priorities in place. Health looks positive, money is gainful, though work matters may be a bit stagnant.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This month as the planets align favorably, you may find yourself becoming more sincere about what life has to offer you. Your desire to take the bull by the horns becomes more evident. This is a powerful month for you, as most of the planets are in total harmony to your own sign. As Mercury begins to move direct at the end of the month, you should be able to sit back, and plan accordingly.

As your ruler Mercury retrogrades you are bound to be more reflective as well as more analytical than usual. Relationships, both business and personal, are strong factors this month as you seek to prioritize. Friendships can be an unexpected hurdle, but only temporarily. The most important thing to remember is that life is always in a constant motion. Changes may happen, though in the end it all falls together.

Creativity and individuality are key points, as your need to travel, seek out knowledge, or just live outside the box is highly indicated. Also, a strong period for matters of the heart, as you see yourself becoming more entwined with the idea of commitment. In addition, taking directions and being more decisive in areas of work related situations, enhances how others see you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Powerful aspects to your own sun energy can be more than beneficial for career opportunities, as planetary influences create a much needed positive balance. This is a strong cycle in which you find yourself moving forward. Although Mercury in retrograde can cause a few mishaps mainly where matters of the heart dwell. A good time to seek answers

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 19)

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SYLVANIA AREA CRIME REPORTS Criminal Damaging Main Street Circle Home Owners Association, 7 Main Street Circle, graffiti painted on privacy fencing Melissa Dunne, 5100 Brinthaven, vehicle windshield damaged Chad Sorg, 5900 block Porsche, vehicle egged Alexander Losey, 5700 block Fox Hollow, vehicle damaged with syrup, silly string and toilet paper Yolanda Melendez, 7700 block Cobblestone, door frame damaged by pry marks Michael Cook, 5700 block Summit, hole punctured in tires Found Property 6300 block Maplewood, ammunition found 6600 block Maplewood, tear gas chemical defense weapon found 6900 block Sylvania, two bikes found

Telecommunication Harassment Carol Adams, 6700 block Fifth, telecommunication harassment Kelly Barnowski, 5900 block Alexis, telephone harassment Mariann Sayed-Petroff, 6000 block Barkwood, unwanted text messages Theft Joan Muheisen, 4900 block Burkewood, catalytic converter stolen Ronald Dysard, 6700 block Monroe, cell phone damaged, cash stolen from vehicle Checkmate Games and Hobbies, 6700 block W. Central, cash in donation jar stolen Marathon Sylvania, 5400 block Alexis, two cases Bud Light stolen Andrew Dempster, 7800 block W. Central, three laptops and two iPads stolen Meijer, 7200 block W. Central, shoplifting tennis shoes, electric toothbrushes


Walmart, 5800 W. Central, merchandise stolen Meijer, 7200 block W. Central, clothing stolen Jae Lee, 3400 block Piney Pointe, sliding glass door shattered, jewelry and cash stolen Cora Church, 5800 block W. Central, cash stolen Lisa Ramm, 3200 Centennial, cash stolen by deception Robert Saggese, 2800 block Holland Sylvania, credit cards and cash stolen Speedway, 6500 block W. Central, cash stolen GolfGalaxy, 5200 block Monroe, two golf clubs stolen David Stewart, 5000 block Alexis, vehicle stolen, passenger window smashed on another vehicle Donna Murd, 7200 block W. Central, purse with cash, personal papers stolen Kenneth Paszko, 8200 block W. Central, construction trailer stolen Haleigh Beck, 5200 block Monroe, wallet with credit card, cell phone, cash stolen Nicole Bruce, 2800 block Reynolds, credit cards stolen James Kaufman, 2800 block McCord, three TVs stolen Target, 5200 block Monroe, prices altered on merchandise Michael Thaman, 2800 block Reynolds, credit cards stolen Curb Impressions, 3300 block Silica, commercial equipment stolen Rain Stephens, 5300 block Harroun, cash stolen from wallet Michelle Maddux, 5300 block Harroun, cash and gift cards stolen from wallet Carly Fabbri, 5300 block Harroun, cash stolen from wallet Myrtle Scheibert, 4900 block New England Lane, catalytic converter stolen Allison Daughtery, 5300 block Harroun, cash stolen FROM THE COURTS Assault Mindy Lapoint, 244 S. Centennial Rd., Holland, $100, 180 days suspended Christopher Martinez, 11446 Waterville St., Whitehouse, $200, 180 days, 170 days suspended Attempted Burglary Nancy Llangenderfer, 2700 block Pin Oak, attempted break in Disorderly Conduct Brenda Anderson, 436 Western Avenue, Toledo, $100 D.V. Threats Nicolas Saenz, 4083 Grandview, Toledo, dismissed

Hit and Run Dontae Cunningham, 868 Geneva, Toledo, $100, 180 days, 150 days suspended No O.L. Mark Fall, 590 South Ave., Toledo, $100, 180 days, 179 days suspended O.V.I Jaden Bashaw, 3240 Middlesex Dr., Toledo, $325, 180 days, 174 days suspended Xavier Carrizales, 339 Saint James Circle, Holland, $375, 180 days, 177 days suspended Robbie Whiteman, 317 E. Hillsdale, Holland, $525 180 days, 145 days suspended Brooke Kyle, 2095 Tremainsville Apt. 6, Toledo, $375, 180 days, 165 days suspended Tyler Wagner, 4030 Bellevue, Toledo, $375, 180 days, 174 days suspended Buckley Parsons, 7743 Denail Ct., Sylvania, $375, 180 days, 177 days suspended Petty Theft Joshua Meyers, 227 Langdon, Toledo, $100, 90 days, 87 days suspended Jaden Bashaw, 3240 Middlesex Dr., Toledo, $150 Brenda Anderson, 436 Western Avenue, Toledo, $200, 90 days, 61 days suspended Russell Chewning, 105 17th St., Toledo, $100, 90 days, 84 days suspended Frankie Rayford, 150 W. Central, Toledo, $100, 180 days, 120 days suspended Mindy Lapoint, 244 S. Centennial Rd., Holland, $200, 90 days, 88 days suspended Moses White, 1910 Joffre, Toledo, $100, 90 days suspended Physical Control Randy Stuart, 1732 Oak St., Toledo, $150, 180 days, 170 days suspended Jacob Barrick, 5108 Brint Crossing Blvd., Sylvania, $525, 180 days, 134 days suspended Benjamin Good, 8053 Bittersweet, Sylvania, $375, 180 days, 177 days suspended Receiving Stolen Property Share Charley, 4420 King, the trailer purchased was stolen Theft Joshua Zechman, 51 E. Oakland St., Toledo, $200, 90 days, 84 days suspended Eric Hawrylak, 2933 Mulberry, Toledo, $100, 90 days, 88 days suspended Information is provided to Sylvania AdVantage. Sylvania AdVantage is not responsible for the contents on this page.

Brijendra Singh

attended Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Mich. where she developed her love of art into a career. She founded her own graphic arts business and had a passion for art of all kinds. In addition to her professional graphic design career, she painted and loved to play the harp and guitar. She was also a mother to several animals whom she adored including her husky (Nikki), her horse (Mr. Pibbs) and her miniature poodle (Penny). She enjoyed sports cars. Her first car, an MG-A led to two other MG-Bs and two Corvettes. She also enjoyed sailing on the local lakes, Great Lakes and excursions to the Caribbean. Later in life, she cherished the time spent with her grandsons, attended many of their sport and performance events, and enjoyed her church group at Epworth United Methodist, friends at the Sylvania Senior Center, and astronomy groups in Michigan and Ohio. Diane was preceded in death by her father, Edward, her mother, Dorothy, and her two brothers Jeffrey and Brian. She is survived by her son, daughter-in-law and grandsons. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Brijendra Singh, age 82, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2019, at Charter Senior Living in Sylvania with his family by his side. He was born to Jagraj and Daleep Singh on Dec. 1, 1936 in Khalor, India. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1957 where he later earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and his M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington. He became a U.S. citizen in January, 1969. Brijendra was employed at several aerospace companies including Teledyne (Toledo) before retiring from NASA (Cleveland) in 2006. Family was very important to him. He enjoyed spending time with his family and reading, especially to his children and then grandchildren. He was an avid University of Michigan football fan and was a season ticket holder for 44 years. He loved spending Saturdays watching football with his family. Brijendra was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Vimal Pilania; and son, Michael K. Singh. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Marsha (Brown); son, Ajay Singh (Karen); daughter, Asha Thompson; daughter-in-law, Heather Singh (Anthony Nielson); brother-in-law, G.P. Pilania; 11 grandchildren, Monica, Tasha, Katie, Brandy, Zach, Amber, Nick, Joe, Ben, Josh, and Cameron; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Northwest Ohio, 480 W. Dussell Dr. Maumee, Ohio 43537,

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Diane Beryl Worth


On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, Diane Beryl Worth, loving mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at the age of 76. Diane was born on Aug. 11, 1942, to the late Edward and Dorothy Fifield. She is the mother of Randall (Nicole) Worth and two grandsons, Grayson and Preston. She

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

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

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Pancakes raise money for charities

Sylvania Township firefighter Jim Wolfe, pancake breakfast chairman, and Fire Chief Mike Ramm welcome Sylvania Mayor Craig Stough to the annual event.

Nate Waters of Avon, Ohio, joins his cousin Kathryn Urrutia and her dad Mark at the pancake breakfast that benefits charities supported by Sylvania Firefighters Union Local 2243.

Devin, Jeff, Alyssa and David Glombowski share a breakfast table with Dominic Diterlizzi and Kevin Williamson.


Marge McFadden, center, enjoys her time having breakfast with Isabella and Ava Boes.

Retired Sylvania firefighter Tom Eisel and his daughter Natalie Morgan bring his granddaughter Georgie to her first pancake breakfast.

Renee Clark, center, and her children Clarissa and David are all smiles after eating their pancakes.

Former County Commissioner Sandy Isenberg has breakfast with Township Trustee President John Crandall and Sylvania Firefighter Tom Reynolds and baby Bowen Bellman as Duane Horst looks on.

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