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Lynn Golba spends time with her artist husband Larry, whose work is on display at the Fuller Art House.

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Michael Ellison is hard at work looking for Easter eggs in the Brookfield subdivision.

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Ongoing Alateen Meeting An Alateen meeting for children and teens ages eight and up who are affected by a loved one’s alcohol or drug use is held Sunday nights from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St. Call 419-537-7500 for more information. Alzheimer’s Association An Alzheimer’s Association support group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 3:30-5 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 9144 Lewis Ave., Temperance, Mich. Call 800-272-3900 or Aquatic Exercise for Survivors CPW and The Victory Center offer aquatic exercise for survivors at CPW, 3130 Central Park West, on Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. It is free to all survivors through a grant from The Rotary Club of Toledo. Aromatherapy Aromatherapy takes place the first and third Wednesday of each month from 1-2 p.m. at The Victory Center, 5532 W. Central Ave., Suite B. This program is free to people with a cancer diagnosis and is sponsored by ProMedica Cancer Institute. Call the Victory Center at 419-531-7600 for details. Beginner Tai Chi Classes Start April 2 Classes meet for one and a half hours once a week beginning Monday, April 2 from 67:30 p.m.; Tuesday, April 3 from 1-2:30 p.m and Thursday, May 3 from 1-2 p.m. at The Elks Lodge, 3520 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd. Classes consist of slow movements that use gentle turns and graceful stretches to improve balance, flexibility, circulation and strength. Boomers Resource Network Boomers Resource Network meets every Thursday at Uncle John’s Restaurant, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 419-865-8503 or visit Cancer Support Group A cancer support group meets the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Mercy Health, St. Anne Hospital, second floor Cancer Library. Open to patients, family, and caregivers. Call Marilyn at 419865-0659 or Laura at 419-754-1277 for more. Diabetes Education Support Group, Monthly support group for people living with Type 2 diabetes meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the ProMedica Mary Ellen Falzone Diabetes Center, Conference Room A, 2100 W. Central Ave., free and open to the public. Call 419-291-6767 or contact Double ARC Online Parent Support Group A free support group for parents and

guardians of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders facilitated by FASD specialists meets the second Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. at the Double ARC building, 5800 Monroe St., Bldg. F-5. Food Addicts in Recovery Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets every Monday night at 7 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4855 W. Central Ave. Contact Stoney at 734-635-1392, email or visit God Works! Crossroads Community Church, 6960 Sylvania-Petersburg Rd., Ottawa Lake, Mich., offers God Works!, providing a warm meal to anyone in need each Thursday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; meal is at 6 p.m. Healing Service The Victory Center is inviting all cancer patients and survivors to a Healing Service to be held on the third Tuesday each month at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4855 W. Central Ave. The Healing Service is free and open to the public. Register with The Victory Center by calling 419-531-7600. Mothers’ Center of Greater Toledo First and third Thursday meetings for fun, food and friendship from 9:45 to11:45 a.m. at West Toledo YMCA, 2110 Tremainsville Rd., Toledo. Reliable and safe childcare provided. For information, visit Nar-Anon A 12-step Program for families and friends of addicts, meets on Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at Unity of Toledo, 3535 Executive Pkwy., and Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. at Harvest Lane Alliance Church, 5132 Harvest Ln. Olivet Lutheran Church’s Free Community Meal Olivet hosts a free community meal each Wednesday in the Christian Life Center. Enjoy food and fellowship at 5840 Monroe St. Call 419-882-2077 or visit Pet Loss Support Group SylvaniaVet hosts a pet loss support group meeting at Christ Presbyterian Church, 4225 W. Sylvania Ave., 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. Call 419-885-4421. Prostate Cancer Support Group A prostate cancer support group meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the second floor, Cancer Center library at St. Anne’s Hospital. For more information, call Roger Augustyniak at 419-346-2753 or Ernie Spohn at 419-344-9830. REFIT®Greater Toledo Fitness Classes REFIT® is a cardio-dance program that engages the whole person - body, mind and soul. Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:15-10:15 a.m. and Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Epworth UMC, 4855

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Items must be submitted one week prior to publication and will be printed on a space-available basis. Email information to Please include a phone number in case more information is needed. W. Central Ave. First class is free. FREE childcare during morning classes. Call 419450-1606, or visit Stroke Support Group Monthly support group for stroke survivors and their caregivers. Group meets on the 4th Thursday of the month from 4 - 6 p.m. at ProMedica Flower Hospital, 5200 Harroun Rd. Contact 419-291-7537 or Taizé Service A Taizé Service is held the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Sylvania United Church of Christ Chapel, 7240 Erie St. 419882-0048. T.A.M.E. Meeting The Toledo Area Miniature Enthusiasts meets the first Saturday of each month from 1- 4 p.m. in the Sylvania Heritage Museum Carriage House, 5717 Main St. 734-8476366.

TOPS Meetings (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Two chapters of TOPS,1961 and 1672, meet at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 6715 Brint Rd. Meetings are held Mondays from 910:30 a.m. and Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call 419-478-1103 or 419-841-6436 for information. TOPS is not church affiliated. Toledo Area Genealogy Society Meets from 7-9 p.m. the second Monday of the month September through June at Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St. Visit for info. Toledo Country Live Band Toledo Country Live Band is in concert every First and Third Saturday, 6 p.m. at the Church of St. Andrew United Methodist, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd. The live program will be followed by light refreshments. Free. Information 419-262-4453.

Sylvania Senior Center Programs

Hours: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri • 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays LUNCH is served from 11:30-12:15 p.m. Mon-Fri; suggested donation for persons who are 60+ is $2.50; non-senior is $5.62. Make reservation by noon the day before. TUESDAY EVENING DINNER served from 4:30-5:15, $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: open when classes are not in session; QUILTING & SEWING: Tue & Thu, 8-12 noon, weekly; WOODSHOP: Tue, Thu & Fri, 1-3, weekly; WOODCARVERS: Tue, 3-5, weekly, January & February Transportation to Senior Center & Shopping: call Deb, 419-885-3913 04/18 CarFit 5 week Program: 1-2:30, pre-registration required Movie Day: 1-3, please rsvp, monthly 04/19 Party Bridge: Thu 1-3:30, monthly Book Review Group: 3rd Thu 2-3, monthly 04/20 Scrabble: 1:30-4:30, weekly 04/23 Sunset Communities BP Clinic: 11-12:30 04/24 Franciscan Care Center BP/BS Clinic: Tuesdays, 9-11:30 AARP Smart Driver: preregistration required Computer Basics: * Dr. Lam’s Tai Chi for Health: Tue 3-4, weekly, * 5:30: after dinner program, call for details Breathe, Stretch, Relax! Hatha Yoga 6-7 p.m., * 04/25 CarFit 5 week Program: 1-2:30, pre-registration required Internet Security: 1 day/2 hour course, * Party Euchre: Wed 10-12 noon, weekly Pinochle: Wed 12:30-3:30, weekly 04/26 Podiatrist by appt., monthly Duplicate Bridge: Thu 1-4, monthly

04/27 Scrabble: 1:30-4:30, weekly Line Dancing: 2:30-4, weekly 04/30 Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy for details 419-460-1734 Strength Training: Mon & Thu 10-11, weekly, * Body Recall: Mon, Tue & Thu 11:30-12:30, weekly,* 05/01 Quilting & Sewing: Tue, Thu, 8-12 noon, weekly Franciscan Care Center BP/BS Clinic: Tuesdays, 9-11:30 Art Studio Class: Tue Fri, 9-11, * Bunco: 1st & 3rd Tue 1-3, monthly Dr. Lam’s Tai Chi for Health: Tue 3-4, weekly, * 5:30: after dinner program, call for details Breathe, Stretch, Relax! Hatha Yoga 6-7 p.m., * 05/02 Knitting/Crocheting, Wed 9-11, Fri 2-4, weekly CarFit 5/5 wk : 1-2:30 Strength/Balance: Wed 1-2, Fri 10:30-11:30, weekly, * Restorative Yoga: Wed 2:30-4, weekly, * 05/03 Here’s to Your Health Fair: 10-1, call for details 05/04 Scrabble: 1:30-4:30, weekly Line Dancing: 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

•April 17 Exploring Wines of the World, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Franciscan Center Certified Specialist Nick Kubiak is the wine lecturer. $70 •Birds are Back, 10 a.m. Olander Gorman, PreK-K Join ECO Discovery! And look for birds, their nests and hiding places. Enjoy a bird snack. •Fighting Heroin: The Heroin/Opioid Epidemic, 6-7 p.m. King Road Library

•April 17, 24, May 3 Poetry Speaks: Explore Poetic Forms and Styles, 6:30-8 p.m. King Road Library

•April 18 Aromatherapy, 1-2 p.m. The Victory Center 5532 W. Central Ave., Suite B, Discuss the special ways that essential oils can be used for everyday health and wellness. This program is free to people with a cancer diagnosis and is sponsored by ProMedica Cancer Institute. Call 419-5317600 for details. •Coding Club (Children/Teens), 4-5 p.m. King Road Library

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•Birding Basics 201, 1-2 p.m. King Road Library •Teen’s Brown Bag Book Club, 12:30-1:30 p.m. King Road Library Homeschool Hour, 1:30-2:30 p.m. King Road Library

•April 18, 25 Crazy 8s Math Club, 6-7 p.m. King Road Beginning classes

•April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Come Dance With Me Olander Nederhouser Center Adults 16 and older learn to line dance with Mary Leugers. For dancers with some experience. $5 per class.

•April 18, May 2, 9, 23, June 6, 20 Wonders of Yoga, 4:30 p.m. Olander Gorman, PreK to Adult Build strength and confidence. Class based on physical postures, deep breathing, mindfulness and listening to the body.

•April 18, 25 Crazy 8s Math Club, 6-7 p.m. King Road Library

•April 19 Father Jim Bacik Lecture, 5:30-7 p.m. Franciscan Center Father Bacik’s topic is The Jerusalem Church: Guidance for a More Fruitful Pluralism, and examines the Acts of Apostles for guidance in dealing with contemporary issues. $10 in advance; $15 at the door, Call 419-8243533, or visit •Look Good Feel Better, 9:30-11:30 a.m. ProMedica Flower Hospital Locations Franciscan Center, Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania Olander Park (Nederhouser and Gorman), 6930 W. Sylvania Ave. To register, 419-8828313, ext. 1013 or Secor Metropark, 10001 W. Central, Berkey Sylvania Libraries 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania 419-882-2089 (Closed for remodeling) 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

Hickman Cancer Center 5200 Harroun Rd. The free program from the American Cancer Society is designed for women dealing with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation.Registration required. For more information or to register, call 1-800-227-2345. •Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m. 5335 Silica Drive Lourdes University choirs perform. Free and open to the public. •Authors, Authors, 7 p.m. Stranahan Theater 4645 Heatherdowns Natalie Morales is the speaker

•April 19-22 Southview High School 7225 Sylvania Ave. Southview presents it spring musical “Curtains.” April 19-21, 7:30 p.m. and April 22, 2:30 p.m.

•April 19, 26, May 10 Mini pilgrimages, 10 a.m.-Noon 6832 Convent Blvd. Sylvania Franciscan Sisters host a walking tour of the campus pointing out tributes to Sts. Francis and Clare. Call 419-824-3528.

•April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17 Stories and Stroll, 10 a.m. Olander Gorman, PreK-K Storytime for babies ages 9 months to 2.5 years. Enjoy listening to stories with your child then stroll around the park.

•April 20 Parents’ Night Out, 5:30-8 p.m. Christ Presbyterian Church 4425 W. Sylvania 419-475-8629, ext. 204 Children will enjoy dinner, games and a service project while parent (s) enjoy time out. Free and open to the public with reservations. •Beginner Birding Field Trip: A Metroparks Program, 9:30-Noon King Road Library •Homeschool Hour for Teens, 1:30-2:30 p.m King Road Library •Heartland Rehab Celebration, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Heartland at ProMedica Flower 5360 Harroun Learn about patient recovery at the celebration. Call 419-279-1480 to attend. •Lifelong Learning Program, 9:15-11:15 a.m. Franciscan Center The American Irish – America’s First Unwanted Immigrants with Dr. Seamus Metress, professor of anthropology at The University of Toledo.

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•Lifelong Learning Hot Topic, 11:15 a.m. Franciscan Center Jeff Clegg, president of Toledo Memorial Park, discusses how the 9-11 memorial evolved from an idea into a tangible symbol. The lunch and learn event is $10 for Lifelong Learning members and $15 for nonmembers. Call 419-824-3707.

•April 21 28th Annual Kid's Trout Derby, 8:30 a.m.-Noon Olander, Nederhouser Youngsters learn the fun and sportsmanship of fishing. Each child receives a door prize and is eligible for a free raffle of prizes. •Earth Day Celebration, 1-5 p.m. Franciscan Center Enjoy free shows at Appold Planetarium and hands-on science activities •Maumee River Stories: A Metroparks Program, 11a.m.-Noon King Road Library •ACT/SAT Test Resources- Learning Express Library King Road Library •Toledo Country Live Band, 6 p.m. Church of St. Andrews UM 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419-262-4453 Live program presented by Toledo Country Live band followed by light refreshments. •Sylvania Shred Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sylvania Court Building 6700 Monroe St. Sylvania area residents can bring documents to shred and recycle electronics. •Unicorn Paint Party, 10:30 a.m. Mayberry Ice Cream 5645 Mayberry Square Kids from 7-12. Canvas painting class, handmade unicorn crown and unicorn sundae. $35. Call 419-517-5580.

•April 21, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Shipshewana on the Road Tam-O-Shanter 7060 W. Sylvania Ave. Jewelry, crafts, toys, clothing and much more. $4. Free parking. •Blissfield Model Railroad Club Open House, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 109 E. Adrian St., Blissfield, Mich. 517-486-0404 or Model railroads on display. Admission is free though donations to a building fund welcomed.

•April 21-May 24 Lourdes Undergraduate Spring Art Exhibition, Canticle Center Gallery 5335 Silica Dr. Open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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•April 27 •April 22 The Children's Choir of Northwest Ohio, 4 p.m. Maumee Performing Arts Center Concert ‘Every Voice Matters’ and honors the 11 years of singing together.

•April 23-June 9

Spring sessions at the Sylvania YMCA/JCC 6465 W. Sylvania Ave. 419-885-4485 Mondays, 4-5 p.m.-Art Explorers; Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m.-Recycled Art; 5-6 p.m.-Kids that Cook; Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m.-Y-Kids ages 3-5 Cook; 5:45-6:30 p.m.Tae Kwon Do Beginners, 6+; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tae Kwon Do Intermediate, 6+ Thursdays, 4-5 p.m.-Adventures in Art, ages 2-5 Saturdays, 3-4 p.m.-Baby’s first art class, ages infant-2.

•April 23 14th annual Research & Scholarship Symposium 4-9 p.m. Franciscan Center •Bethany House Celebrity Wait Night, 6-8 p.m. The Real Seafood Company/Zias The Docks in downtown Toledo All tips and proceeds benefit Bethany House.

•April 24 There's No Such Thing as a Dragon, 10 a.m. Olander Gorman, PreK-K Join ECO Discovery! To learn about the dragons of legend then meet a real dragon. •SAVE Lecture: ‘Our Sustainable Future,’ 7:30-9 p.m. Franciscan Center John Krochmalny explores the implications of the present condition, where it may be

leading humans and the moral, ethical, and spiritual implications involved.

•April 25

How to Make U, 6-7 p.m. King Road Library •Bariatric Seminar– First Step, 6-8 p.m. ProMedica Health, Wellness Center 5700 Monroe St. Learn about the weight loss surgery process. For more information or to register, call 419291-6777 or 1-800-971-8203 or visit •Love Your Home Workshop, 6-7 p.m. Sylvania Senior Center 7140 Sylvania Ave. 419-345-7069 Interior designer Carolyn Beyersdorf will talk about how working with a design and decorating professional takes the risk out of decorating on your own. Free. Must reserve a spot to attend. RSVP by April 23

•April 26 Demystifying Investing, 6:30-8 p.m. King Road Library •Stroke Support Group, 4-6 p.m. ProMedica Flower Hospital 5200 Harroun Rd. Monthly support group is for stroke survivors and their caregivers. For information, call 419291-7537or •Maumee Valley Adventurers Sylvania Walk Meet at Kroger, 6235 Monroe St. Walk ProMedica Flower Hospital grounds. Lunch at a local restaurant. Call Susan Goodman, 419-882-6608 for information.

•April 27, 7 p.m., •April 28, 2:30 p.m., 7 p.m. •April 29, 3:30 p.m. Sixth annual Tree City Film Festival 419-517-0118

Chamber’s Arbor Day Tree Plant, Noon Sylvan Prairie Park 6930 Sylvania Ave. The Chamber is “planting roots” of 25 new trees in honor of 25 new businesses and organizations that chose to “plant roots” in Sylvania in 2017. •City Arbor Day Celebration, 1:30 p.m. Maplewood Elementary School 6769 Maplewood Ave. •Star Party, 9 p.m. Sylvan Prairie Park, South Lot Join Toledo Area Astronomers for an evening of star watching.

•April 28 •Luminations, 6 p.m. Franciscan Center Fundraiser with proceeds benefiting the Lourdes student scholarship fund. •28th Annual Kid's Trout Derby, 8:30 a.m.-Noon Olander, Nederhouser Youngsters learn the fun and sportsmanship of fishing. Each child receives a door prize and is eligible for a free raffle of prizes. •Pet Extravaganza, 1-3 p.m. St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church 7800 Erie St. Blessing of animal companions, photos, puppies of all ages parade, and more.Pet safety and Golden Retriever Rescue Resource. •Vegetable Garden Planning, 10-11 a.m. King Road Library •Drug Take Back Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Items can be dropped off at the Sylvania Police Dept., 6635 Maplewood, and the Sylvania Township Police Dept.,4420 King Rd.

•April 28, 7:30 p.m. and •April 29, 2 p.m. Broadway at the Ballet Valentine Theatre Toledo Ballet presentation of Broadway favorites incorporated with a love story. .

•April 29

Center for Performing Arts theater Owens Campus, Perrysburg Wide variety of music including show tunes, marches, ragtime and swing. Free.

•April 30 Arthritis Joint Pain seminar University of Toledo Orthopaedic Center 3000 Arlington Sumon Nandi, M. D., answers questions and discusses hip and knee replacement.

•May 1 Bats Are Back!, 10 a.m. Olander Gorman, PreK-K Join ECO Discovery! And learn about bats in the night sky, what they eat, how they fly. •Bats are the Best, 1 p.m. Olander Gorman Join ECO Discovery! To learn why bats are so important. Get information about bat boxes. •Author Spotlight Storytime, 10 a.m. King Road Library •Stomp out Stigma, 6:30 p.m. Northview High School 5403 Silica Dr. Melanie Melfi is the keynote speaker.

•May 2 and May 16 Coding Club, 4-5 p.m. King Road Library

•May 3 Taoist Tai Chi, 1-2:30 p.m. Elks Lodge #53 3520 N. Holland-Sylvania 419-537-0131 or Beginning classes. •Poetry Speaks: Explore Poetic Forms and Styles, 6:30-8 p.m. King Road Library Young Makers Showcase, 6-7 p.m. King Road Library

•May 4

May Day at Olander Park, 10 a.m. Olander Gorman, PreK-K Dance outside, explore nature's gifts to us this spring. Make a special hat for May. •May the 4th be with you, 3 p.m. King Road Library •Red Bird Walk, 5 p.m. Art walk in downtown Sylvania.

Your Go-To Event: Luminations

Owens College Concert Band, 2:30 p.m.

Ramy and Faye Eidi and Connie and Harvey Tolson chat with Zack and Melanie Howard about the silent auction items.


onorary co-chairs Ramirez and Faye Eidi and Lourdes University President Mary Ann Gawelek and her husband, Frank Kleshinski, will greet guests at Lourdes University’s premier scholarship fundraising event – Luminations! on April 28 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. Each year, an audience of more than 500 guests gathers to celebrate private higher education and raise funds for student scholarships. Throughout the evening, guests can enjoy cocktails, grazing stations, a live scholarship auction, an expansive silent


auction and music by local band Organized K-OS. In the theatre, attendees will be entertained by performances from the Ballet Theatre of Toledo, the Toledo Opera, and the Toledo Symphony. Lourdes alumna Chrys Peterson is the emcee for the evening. Platinum sponsors for the event are the. Eidis and Harvey and Connie Tolson. Tickets are $125 each or $150 for patron tickets. For more information or to order tickets, contact Abbie Hall, Advancement Events Coordinator, at 419-824-3751

Tree City Playhouse to hold Festival Plays Thomas, on the morning of Kennedy’s assassination.

Don’t Call Me Cupid

“Don’t Call Me Cupid,” by Jonathan Cook of North Augusta, S.C., tied for third place. In this short comedy, Katheryn is smitten with a new man in her life until Eros (aka Cupid) accidentally shoots him with the wrong arrow – an arrow that kills.

Go ahead and jump In... Sylvania Masters offers adult swim lessons BY MARY HELEN DARAH

Superiority Complex

Megan Mockensturm and Mark Owen from ‘Frameworks’ by Mike McGeever. Tree City Playhouse, a community theatre programming effort of the Sylvania Community Arts Commission, has announced the dates for its annual Festival of 10-Minute Plays. Performances are scheduled for May 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. and May 6 at 3 p.m., and will feature the winners of the group’s 10-Minute Play Competition. This year’s competition received nearly 160 submissions from across the U.S., as well as Canada and New Zealand.

Sales of a Dead Man

Arthur M. Jolly of Houston, Texas, was awarded first-place for his short comedy, “Sales of a Dead Man.” Irascible co-workers and their awkward boss must decide who gets the commissions of the lead salesman after his untimely and unusual death.

His Blue Tie

Second-place playwright, Sheila Walsh of New York, N.Y., submitted “His Blue Tie”. This short drama presents an imaginary look into the relationship between President John F. Kennedy and his longtime valet, George

Also tied for third place is “Superiority Complex,” by Jack Karp of Brooklyn, N.Y. Against his better judgment, Clark is seeing a psychiatrist who convinces him that his inability to “get up” may be connected to his super-high-pressure job.

Honorable Mention

Playwrights receiving honorable mentions included Stephen Cooper of Longboat Key, Fla., for “Always,” Rhea MacCallum of Downey, Calif., for “Exceeding the Purchasable Calories,” Mike McGeever of Bloomingdale, Ill., for “Frameworks,” Jenny Mead of Charlottesville, Va., for “But That’s Okay,” and Carl Williams of Houston, Texas, for “Very Private Detection.” These plays will also be included in the production. Keith Ramsdell, artistic director for Tree City Playhouse, noted that this is the 11th anniversary for the festival in Sylvania. The event will include a reception following the Saturday night performance in honor of the winning playwrights. Performances will take place at Church 3TwentyOne, 5845 Centennial Road, in Sylvania. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased online at, at the door, or by calling 419-517-0118.

SOMO Developer to speak at SACIC Meeting BY ERIKA BURI/KATE FINESKE

Six times a year, the Sylvania Area Community Improvement Corporation trustees get together at ProMedica Flower Hospital for lunch and an informational presentation relating to the local economy. On May 9, Rick Arnos, president of Republic Development, will be the meeting’s keynote speaker with a focus on the city of Sylvania’s SOMO Project. SOMO (South of Monroe Street) is a 5.5 acre parcel located in downtown Sylvania that the city began to assemble in 2008 and since, has been improved and marketed as a site for economic development. In May of 2017, Sylvania City Council approved the sale of the city's SOMO development site for $1.2 million to Republic Development/JC Hart.

Val Hendricks Sylvania Swim Masters member, Val Hendricks, hopes to help apprehensive adults feel confident in the water. According to the American Red Cross, 52% of adults are considered unsafe around the water. Ten people drown daily in the U.S., the majority are adults. These statistics and the desire to help others, inspired members of the Sylvania Masters Swim Club to offer adult swim lessons. The adult learn-to-swim clinics are available for adults 18 years of age and older. The classes will be taught by Club members who have been certified as ALTS instructors. The 40minute sessions will consist of instructors teaching one or two adults over a four-week time period. Jim Carr, Andy Dugan, and Karen Geiser will serve as Local Sylvania Swim Masters instructors. Val Hendricks, of Sylvania, will also be teaching the clinics. She grew up around water at her cottage. She also swam on a swim team and as a camp counselor and a camper.

She is passionate about helping adults feel comfortable and safe around the water. “I read a statistic that 30% of adults are incapable of swimming the length of a pool. Also, if a parent does not know how to swim, there is only a 13% chance that a child in that home will be able to do so. Those are pretty scary statistics,” stated Hendricks. “It will be very rewarding to help increase the odds of someone’s survival in the water. Also, people avoid going on vacations because of their fear stemming from their inability to swim. It will be very rewarding if I can offer them a chance to enjoy something that I have my entire life.” The clinic includes four sessions that will take place on Saturdays beginning April 21 of this year. The 40-minute sessions will take place between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The clinics will be held at Sylvania Schools Natatorium, located at 5403 Silica Dr., on the grounds of the Northview High School campus. Each clinic is $20 which will cover the cost of all four lessons. Each participant will receive a free pair of goggles and a swim cap. Although the pool deck is handicap accessible, the pool does not have a lift. Participants must be able to enter and exit the water using a pool ladder. Swimmers-in-training will need to bring a completed application, swimsuit, towel, pool shoes, a padlock for a locker and shower supplies. Hendricks hopes that the non-swimming members of the community take the opportunity to overcome their apprehension of the water… and jump in. For information or to register for the ALTS clinics, visit

“This is just a great boom to the city of Sylvania,” said John Healey, president of the SACIC. “Not only will it provide additional living space in the heart of the city, but its location means more folks shopping, eating and using downtown.” The SOMO development plan calls for a mixed-use commercial and residential area that would bring an anticipated investment of $30 million to Sylvania. In addition to this, the city received a state of Ohio grant of $500,000 to be used by RD/JCH to build a parking lot and for other public improvements to the property. Arnos will discuss Republic Development’s plans for the site and be available to answer any questions. For more information on the SACIC and how to become a member contact Michelle at 419-882-2135.

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Here we are back on the west side of Main Street again, north of Erie Street, in the subdivision known as Carl’s Addition. Remember Albert Carl subdivided all this property in 1901 and most of the homes were constructed the following year, making them 116 years old in 2018. This next house is also recorded as being constructed in 1902, but an 1875 map of the village of Sylvania does show a home on this property, owned at that time by C.H. Hageman. Whether the current home is the home shown on that map, or this home is a newer home built in 1902, I have not been able to determine at this time. A search of the county real estate records shows that this property stayed in Albert Carl’s name from 1885 until 1917. Here are the recorded owners of this home over the years: 1917 – Charles H. & Laura A. Gies 1941 – Charles H. Gies 1954 – Landis E. Gies (son) 1965 – Harry R. & Rachael Ann Allen 1990 – Harry & Rachael Allen or survivor 1993 – Donald M. & Anna V. Stalker 1997 – Donald M. Stalker 2007 – Robbie M. Hall At the 1910 census, Walter Griffin, 35 years old, and his wife Edyth Griffin, 36 years old, were renting the home. He was employed as a laborer at the tannery. Their children living in the home were Leona, 3 years old, and Arthur, 17 months. Also living here was Gertrude Yantis, 18 years old, working as the family servant. By the 1920 census the Gies family owned this home and they were listed as follows:

• Charles H. Gies – owned home with mortgage – 49 years old – employed as a foreman at an asphalt plant; • Laura A. Gies – wife – 41 years old; • Landis F. Gies – son – 18 years old, single – occupation – retail salesman – shoe store. At the 1930 census, Charles and Laura Gies were still living on Main Street, their son Landis had moved out. Charles was employed as the superintendent of street paving. Living with them was their son-in-law and daughter, Earl McConnell – 35 years old; and Thelma McConnell – 30 years old; and three of their children: Harold McConnell - 7 years old; Jeanne McConnell – 5 years old; and Kathleen McConnell – 2 years old. Earl was employed as a laborer in a scale company. At the 1940 census, Charles Gies, 69 years old, and Laura Gies, 61 years old, were still living here and now just their daughter Thelma McConnell, and four of her children were living here. Their daughter was listed as divorced and employed as a fore lady at a book binding company. The four McConnell children living here were: Charles – 18 years old; Harold – 17 years old; Jeanne – 15 years old; and Kathleen – 12 years old. Laura Gies passed away in the home in February of 1941, at the age of 62, and was buried in Ravine Cemetery. At this time their daughter and grandchildren were still living with them and the Sylvania Sentinel dated 1210-1942 reported that Harold G. McConnell, son of Thelma McConnell, of 5849 Main, graduated and was promoted to sergeant at AAF Flexible Gunnery school in Ft. Myers, Florida. He had just completed an intensive five week course of instruction in the operation of the large guns that arm American planes against enemy attack.

JUST RELEASED Volume six of an eight volume set of Sylvania History books, written by Gayleen Gindy, has just been released and can be purchased on-line at or Barnes & All six of the published volumes are now available. When all eight volumes are published the top of the spines will spell out S-Y-L-V-A-N-I-A.

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2018 Charles Gies continued to live here and died in December of 1952 at the age of 81 years old. His obituary notice said he died after a long illness. He was a retired foreman for the Asphalt Paving Company. He was born in Bellevue, Ohio and was a resident of Sylvania for 35 years and a member of Sylvania’s Methodist Church. Surviving was his daughter Thelma McConnell, son Landis Gies of Toledo, sisters Mrs. Emma Jacob of Sylvania (she lived a couple houses to the south) and Mrs. Ida Jones of Detroit, and brother Gus of Sylvania. After Charles Gies passed away, by 1954 the home was transferred to their son Landis, who was listed as living at 120 21st Street, in Toledo. He owned it until 1965 and rented the home out during the 11 years that he owned it. According to an article in the Sylvania Sentinel in 1957 Mr. and Mrs. William and Lee Collins were renting this home. Reviewing the first available Suburban Directory, which listed this address, the 1958 directory listed Harry Allen renting the home

and living here until he and his wife Rachael purchased the home in 1965 from Landis Gies. Harry and Rachael Allen also appear to have lived here the entire 28 years that they owned this home. In June of 1985 Harry Allen obtained a building permit to build a 20-foot by 24-foot detached garage. According to her obituary notice, Rachael Allen died in 1995 while living in Old Town, Fla. with her husband Harry R. Allen who survived her at that time. In 1993, Harry and Rachel Allen sold this home to Donald and Anna Stalker, and they owned the home until it transferred into just his name in 1997. He owned it for 10 more years and sold it in 2007 to Robbie Hall, who still owns the home today. In May of 2011, a building permit was issued to Robbie Hall for a 30-foot by 50-foot addition to the garage. A metal shed behind the existing garage was to be removed.

Goetz Family Farm’s CSA program now available in Sylvania Jake and Holly Goetz are bringing Goetz Family Farm produce to Sylvania during the growing season. Beginning the first of June, half-bushel-sized boxes of fresh seasonal produce will be available for Community Supported Agriculture shareholders either weekly or bi-weekly at Country Grains Bakery, 6808 Sylvania Ave. “Our program has been successful at the Erie Bread Company in Monroe, Mich., so we approached Kelly Hewitt at Country Grains,” Goetz stated. “She was very enthusiastic about partnering with us and our CSA program. We really want to expand our program to the Sylvania area and are so pleased to be working with Kelly at Country Grains.” A Community Supported Agriculture Program directly connects consumers to farmers. Consumers invest in the farm by sharing in the bounty along with the risks of

starting in June running through October. June produce includes asparagus, beets, cabbage, kale, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, salad greens, spinach and Swiss chard. July and August items include basil, beans, beets, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, kale, muskmelons, onions, peppers, potatoes, shallots, summer squash, Swiss chard, tomatoes, watermelon and zucchini. September and October boxes will be filled with basil, beans, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, kale, leeks, lettuce, muskmelon, onions, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, salad greens, spinach, summer squash, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, tomatoes, watermelon, winter squash and zucchini. While those fruits and vegetables are harvested between June and October, work begins as early as January when seeds are first planted. “Actually, we are planting something or other from January through October,” Goetz said. Freshly planted seeds spend some time in the germination chamber then are moved to one of the two heated greenhouses to grow into seedlings. Many of those fledgling plants mature in one of the four unheated hoop houses or, when weather permits, directly in the field designated for that particular crop for

Holly and Jake Goetz and their children Levi, Julia and Abigail look over the packaging for their CSA program, which will be available at Country Grains. “We are happy with the fine yields we are getting from this process.” In keeping with their efforts to use organic practices Goetz and his family continue to learn new practices and develop new procedures including strategic planting. Goetz’ brother Joe has developed a no-till seed planting machine and a no-till welder to maximize the impact fodder created by the feeder crops has on the fields. The Goetz family also collects rainwater, which is used to

supplement the watering crops. Henry and Julia Goetz moved to the homestead at 8852 Goetz Rd., Riga, Mich. in 1905. Their son Edward and his wife Betty took over followed by their grandson Jonathan and his wife, Karlene Goetz, who in the late 1970s, made the transition from growing grain and raising livestock to produce. Now, the third and fourth generation Goetz family including Jake and Holly and his brothers, Steve, Joe, Luke and his wife Sally operate the family farm.

Levi and Abigail Goetz check out the tomatoes she planted earlier in the spring. growing. Seasonal produce is harvested and packaged weekly and delivered to a central location for those participating consumers. Goetz said he and his family started their CSA program about five years ago. “We had been selling our produce at the Ann Arbor, downtown Farmington and Chelsea, Mich. farmers markets but started selling produce to Holly’s friends who had asked to have produce during the season. From the positive response we received, we realized we could also offer a CSA program,” he recalled. Since then, we have established pick up locations at our farm in Riga, the Erie Bread Co. in Monroe, Turning Point Health & Wellness in Adrian, Mich. and the three farmers’ markets we participate in.” Participants in the Goetz Family Farm CSA program can choose to receive half bushel size boxes of seasonal produce weekly or bi-weekly

Jeff Goetz points out the benefits of fodder in the field to his daughter Abigail. that season. “We strive to grow better quality crops without using traditional pesticides or fertilizer. And we rotate our fields. We have found that we do not plant cash crops in every field but plant a ‘cocktail’ of feeder crops including rye, sorghum and Sudan grass to create fodder that feeds the soil,” Goetz said.

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April 28 is a big day for Bill Teaderman. He will turn 90 on April 26 but will celebrate two days later with a party for his family and friends at the Sylvania Senior Center. Before the birthday festivities begin, Teaderman and his family will memorialize the life of his wife, Marilyn, who passed away five years ago and whose birthday would have been on April 28. “We are going to have a memorial ceremony at Walker Funeral Home followed by an old-fashioned funeral cortege led by Sylvania Township Police Officer Gerald Kostner and Sylvania Town Crier Mike Lieber on their motorcycles to Toledo Memorial Park.” The parade will culminate at the Peace Mausoleum where the Walker horse-drawn hearse will hold the ashes of the deceased. The Town Crier is slated to read a resolution from State Senator Randy Gardner to complete the ceremony before the ashes are interred. A lighthouse-themed birthday party, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. in the Sylvania Senior Center, has been coordinated by Teaderman’s daughters Nadine LaPlante and Marlene Farkas in cooperation with The University of Toledo’s Alumni Association Executive Director Dan Savig, who will serve as the Master of Ceremonies sharing stories of Teaderman and his contributions to the university. Three years ago, Teaderman completed a scale model of the University’s Tower, which is used by the Alumni Association in presentations around the country. Teaderman crafted the model with help from fellow Senior Center woodshop enthusiasts at Savig’s request fro a symbol to “sell” the university. Since its creation, the tower model has circled the country three times and is currently in Washington, D.C. Also during the event, several of the

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Senior Center Executive Director Julie Graf and Bill Teaderman get ready for the birthday celebration. younger grandchildren, great- and greatgreat-grandchildren will be encouraged to build a model of a small lighthouse, an activity coordinated by Teaderman’s granddaughter Amanda Katzski. The lighthouse, according to Teaderman, begins as a tower and is actually part of the overall transportation system. “Towers evolved to windmills, creating a water system, then evolved to lighthouse and transportation systems, and on and on,” Teaderman pointed out. “Each element deals with a living system.” Teaderman has also built a scale wedding chapel to hold cards at wedding receptions. “I read where people had wedding cards with gifts of cash stolen during a wedding reception and I decided to do something about that,” Teaderman, a retired civil and mechanical engineer, reported. His wedding card box is available for weddings at any time by request.

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Instructor Jim Anderson plays along with student Liam Olsen during a cello lesson at Forte Music.


A visit to Forte Music

Virgil Lupu, a 35-year-old entrepreneur, makes this “old dog” want to learn a few new tricks. Ever since visiting Forte Music, located at 3208 W. Sylvania Ave., I have had the urge to dust off my piano and find my guitar that has been tucked away in the depths of my attic. Forte Music has been in operation since 2006 but it was under different management. Lupu, a violinist from Romania, took over the school from the previous owner in 2014. “The mountain of paperwork made him tired and he was looking for some fresh blood,” recalled Lupu. “There were 150 students when I took over. We now have 500. It has been a crazy, steep growth that we are all very proud of.”

Lupu balances his time between Forte Music and performing with the Toledo Symphony. Originally from Romania, he has been in the U.S. for 10 years. He received an undergraduate degree from the Bowling Green State University and his master’s degree from the Cincinnati Conservatory. “I was on full scholarship and graduated without any student loans, which is very fortunate when owning a business,” he stated. Forte Music offers music lessons for all ages … even middle-aged piano lesson dropouts like myself. “We instruct children to adults on all instruments,” stated Lupu. “I would say 70 percent of our students are school kids and 30 percent are adults and home schooled. We are open during the day and there are plenty of open times before 3 p.m. If anyone wants to get the dust off an instrument and take

something off your bucket list, we are here to help.” The school started with roughly 10 teachers and currently has over 35 instructors. “I used to run the front desk all by myself and drive myself crazy,” recalled Lupu. “Now we have three desk helpers, which is such a relief. We offer lessons in voice, piano, guitar, winds, brass, and strings. As we say, if you name it, we teach it. We even give ukulele lessons, which seems to be gaining popularity. Our motto is ‘Find your forte.’ People find their forte with lessons and I found my forte by figuring out how to make us more organized and run efficiently.” One of the most rewarding things for Lupu is seeing the impact the school has had on the community. “I also enjoy discovering the talent in this area and witnessing the success stories of our kids,” he stated. “Our kids perform at all kinds of events including the Indian festival, Islamic festival, churches, Christmas at the Manor House and at Walleye games. I enjoy seeing how they respond to the music lessons. Obviously, we are doing something right. Knowing that people are appreciating music and seeing the value it has to a person’s education gives me hope. The music will never die.” The school has a relatively large number of students in a small community. “We hope to expand the parking lot to accommodate more,” said Lupu. Adding additional instructors is a far greater process for Lupu. “What make us stand out is the high quality of teachers,” he stated. “I get a high number of resumes, but I am extremely picky when it

comes to selecting our instructors.” The man at the helm of Forte Music believes that music can have an impact on your life no matter how seriously you commit to it, which is wonderful news for yours truly. Lupu said, “We have so many parents pleased with how their kids are doing in school. Music forces you to focus. In this day and age of instant gratification, it teaches you to earn and work toward your goals. The biggest thing that music does is to encourage discipline, which can be transferred to other areas of your life.” I suggested to Lupu that perhaps taking up the piano again or strumming my old guitar would mean I would finally have a balanced checkbook to which he replied, “I’m a musician, not a miracle worker.”

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The nominees are in... Frameworks Art and Frame 5660 Mayberry Sq. Owner: Michael Calandra Year established: 2003

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For over 35 years, Michael Calandra has been assisting customers preserve and display their cherished family photos, sports memorabilia, collectibles and children’s artwork. As the owner of Frameworks Art and Frame in Mayberry Square, Calandra enhances his customers’ experiences by guiding them to the best design for their artwork. Calandra is also an award-winning artist whose air-brush fantasy and illustration work has been featured in many publications including Heavy Metal Magazine and Art Scene International.

What makes your business unique?

“As a working artist, I offer a different perspective when helping my clients design their projects. The finished design has to complement the artwork as well as the space where it will hang,” explained Calandra. Frameworks carries thousands of frame and mat samples to help bridge the gap between art and environment. “That shouldn’t intimidate anyone. I can easily guide people to the best design by showing them options to fit their style and price range,” he said.

Who or what inspired you to create your business?

“With many companies reorganizing during the economic downturn in the early 2000s, I thought the time was right to open my own frame shop and art studio,” said Calandra. “It was a bit of a risk with two young children, but I had the support of friends, family and the Sylvania community. It is an exciting and challenging endeavor, since it offers me the opportunity to do my own art, as well as frame art for my clients,” he added.

How do you define a successful business?

Michael Calandra “Being an artist, I place a value on happiness in my career. It’s important for me to enjoy what I do. Creating art that makes people happy and preserves their treasures goes a long way in making my business successful. I am forever grateful to the community for their support, as it allows my to do what I love to do.”

How does your business benefit the community?

“Local owners tend to be active in the community and understand that when we take care of people, they, in turn, take care of us,” said Calandra. For several years he has worked with Sylvania Schools on their student art show, cutting mats for the kids’ artwork and volunteering his time. “By having kids’ art up on the walls, it validates their work. You don’t know what that means to them.” “Being part of the Mayberry Business Association has given me the opportunity to plan and participate in many events such as our Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Walk and the December Candy Cane Trail. Seeing families with smiles on their faces is a great way to give back to the people who support us.”


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Let the voting begin! Sautter’s Food Center 5519 Main St. Owners: Jim and Bob Sautter Year established: 1927

Sautter’s Food Center, part of the Sylvania landscape since 1959, has roots dating back to 1927. Ray Sautter had planned to open a bar, but thanks to Prohibition, he changed course and opened a neighborhood grocery on Collingwood Boulevard and Dorr Street. It was there that Sautter put into practice his philosophy to, “Buy the best and offer it at a fair price,” one that has survived the test of time and has been passed down to the second and now third generation owners. What started as a small neighborhood grocery has more than doubled in size thanks to renovations in 1976 and 1992 resulting in a large produce area, deli featuring a selection of prepared entrees and artisan desserts courtesy of chef Juan Nunez, a large wine selection with prices in all ranges and a varied selection of craft and regular beers. In addition, spring and summer brings a wealth of color to the front of the building thanks to all of the flowers and bedding plants that are offered for sale.

What makes your business unique?

“We have been a family-owned business for over 90 years. We have been able to establish relationships with customers,” said Jim Sautter. “We do offer a large selection of grocery items, and our customers also know that if we don’t have something they want or need, they just ask and we will get it if it’s possible,” Sautter noted. Another factor that sets this family-owned grocery apart is Sautter’s willingness to stock locally produced products that the larger food chains will not. Several products that are now distributed nationwide made their debut at the local grocery. “I’ll help anyone who has a good product,” he said. Sautter’s also offers fresh locally grown produce thanks to the strong relationships the local grocer has developed and maintained through the years.

Upside Brewing 5692 Main St. Owner: Nick Dallas Year established: 2016

Nick Dallas takes customer service, quality, and community involvement seriously. Working since he was 14 in his family’s restaurant J & G Pizza Palace, and now serving as its manager, has instilled a strong work ethic in Dallas giving him the business skills and confidence he needed to launch his own business, Upside Brewing.

What makes your business unique?

Jim Sautter Sautter, at age 13, started working in the store when it first opened and always knew this would be his career. “I love what I do. I can’t think of doing anything else,” he said.

How do you define a successful business?

According to Sautter, a successful business is one that has longevity and is flexible enough to adapt to the changing business environment. “We also continue to subscribe to my grandfather and father’s philosophy to never compromise on quality and offer the best products at a fair price,” Sautter related.

How does your business benefit the community?

In addition to Sautter’s 40-year history as an active Sylvania Rotarian, he is willing to help various organizations with their philanthropic endeavors. He allows individuals and organizations space in the store to display posters and flyers for events and more. The local grocery also provides an opportunity for employment. Sautter estimates that over 10,000 people have worked in the store through the years. “I know we hire at least 200 people every year. Many people tell me how working at Sautter’s was their very first job.”




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Upside Brewing, located inside J & G Pizza Palace, is the first beer brewing business to open in the Sylvania area. “My wife Melissa and I both take part in the brewing operations,” said Dallas. “All of the beers we brew here are ales but with a more adventurous and unique feel. Our beers tend to have more spices, fruits and uncommon ingredients than the average brewery,” he explained.

Who or what inspired you to create your business?

“I had been home brewing for family, friends and a few J & G customers for several years. It was a fun hobby, and then I became more serious about it and thought, I could be doing this for the restaurant,” Dallas explained. Dallas’ goal is to expand his business as a separate entity in the future.

How do you define a successful business?

“Success for Upside Brewing is continuing to grow, to provide high-quality products and to offer community support. We are

Nick Dallas continuously educating ourselves and implementing quality brewing procedures while keeping day-to-day operations for employees and ourselves positive, fresh and on the upside,” said Dallas.

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“Supporting and bringing people to Sylvania is a big drive of ours and will always be part of our business plan. Upside Brewing is a member of the Downtown Sylvania Association and a proud participant in the Red Bird Art Walks, which take place on the first Friday of each month. Helping DSA coordinate events such as Local Fest – Bands, Bites and Brews and participating in other events like Miracle on Main, Maple and Main Art Fair and Tree City Film Festival is a great experience that helps to bring awareness to all the local businesses.”


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Sylvania resident Jennifer Alford has been named co-executive director for WEN, Women’s Entrepreneurial Network, sharing the organization’s administrative duties with Linda Everhart Kardux. “I wanted to have someone in place now who will be ready to succeed me when I retire in the next three to five years,” Kardux pointed out. “When I mentioned the option to Jen, she readily agreed.” “I love the group and I have really enjoyed being involved,” Alford noted. “I work in a very male-dominated industry that is quite straight forward. Being part of WEN, especially in this leadership role, allows me to be creative and work with people on a

Sylvanian named as WEN co-executive director

different level than I do in my job,” Alford offered. Kardux and Alford have found they share similar goals for WEN. They want to increase membership and streamline communications and operations. “We have consolidated our meetings and now hold just the Lunch Bunch on the last Monday of the month at LaScola’s featuring interesting speakers and/or panels of speakers,” Alford said. While there is just one meeting per month, the format remains the same. Members and guests have to opportunities to highlight their businesses. Each person has the opportunity to present a 10-second “commercial” of who they are and what they

do. Then, participants at each table can take between one to two minutes to talk more indepth about his or her business to those at the table. This enables everyone in attendance to know what each person does and who to make contact with if they are in need of those products or services. “We are also bringing back our trade show and plan to have that available for members and guests in the fall,” Alford shared. “And, we continue to provide opportunities for training to help member in every aspect of their business.” “Having Jennifer involved in this leadership role has already made a difference to the organization. She brings new energy to the group and she is certainly responsible for the organization’s growth especially for those younger members,” Kardux offered. “Jennifer has been an integral part of WEN since she was a student at The University of Toledo and working for Savage & Associates in the mid 1990s.” Alford remembered, “I was invited to help at the first trade show at Nazareth Hall and I was very excited about this group. My coworkers encouraged me to become involved.” Alford continued to be an active WEN member after graduation in 2002. “When my three partners and I were ready to form our company, Creative Financial Partners, my WEN connections played an

integral part in helping us form our business,” Alford stated. “WEN has always been about making money, having fun and doing good,” Kardux observed. “And that’s exactly what we continue to do.” In 1992, WEN sprouted from the desire of woman business owner and entrepreneur Helen Dennis to have a women-based networking organization. She wrote and received a small three-year grant from the Ohio Small Business Development Center to fund such a group, which was formed in 1993 and housed in the Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Center. Linda Fayerweather, a Small Business Counselor for the TASBA, a division of the chamber, managed the grant, obtained the required matched funds and grew the fledging organization. When the grant expired, Fayerweather was joined by Kardux and the two spent several years as volunteer directors guiding the group through its development as it became an independent organization. Although the original focus was on helping women business professionals achieve success, WEN has since evolved to understand that all business professionals could benefit from the association. “We have never restricted membership and we love our ‘Men from WEN,’” Kardux said.

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Chamber Chairman Michelle Bieber, left, and Executive Director Michelle Sprott, right, congratulate the Barry Bagel team L-R: Jim Nusbaum, Mark Greenblatt, Angie Bugert and Mike Jackson. Barry Bagels was honored as the chamber’s Spotlight Business at the April 4 luncheon meeting.


THE MOUSE TRAP Forgot Your Window’s Password?

We’ve all done it before. You sit down to log into your Windows machine, type in what you think is the password, and bang, you realize you Janis Weber forgot what it was! You scramble to try different combinations of letters and numbers to see what will fit, but nothing works. What do you do now? Thankfully, the process of recovering your password in Windows 10 is much the same as it has been in Windows 8 and above, with a few slight tweaks. Here’s how you can recover both your Microsoft Live 10 login, as well as the credentials for any other users registered with the local machine. The first (and most obvious) solution

available from the outset is to use the standard password reset function available at Microsoft’s password reset website. Since you cannot get into your own computer, you will have to access your account through any other device with internet access. Search the words “you forgot your windows password� and the first choice that comes up will most likely take you to Microsoft reset password page ( There you’ll find three choices (forget it, know it but it doesn’t work, or I think someone is using my account). For this particular case, you’ll want to follow the “I Forgot My Password� selection if you’re attempting to recover any accounts that are tied to your online identity. You will be asked to verify it is really you and then you will be able to type in a brand-new password. I suggest you not use the prior one incase there was a spy who hacked into your account. Make this new password long and hard to remember. Write it down and save in a reliable place or with a person you trust. I don’t want to make this sound scary because the

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recent huge MS update did some confusing things to many computers. This forgotten password was just one repercussion.

Public Computer Classes

Classes are being offered now at the UT Eberly Center (free parking). Everyone gets their own windows 10 computer to use. The schedule is posted on my website,, and The Eberly Center’s website under Utoledo,edu. Call 419530-8570 to register for classes at UT. has all the information you may need. I will be teaching basic Computer Basics, Word, iPhone/iPad and Facebook classes at the Sylvania Senior Center in 2018 as well (419885-3913). Contact me personally for patient / knowledgeable tutoring at 419-318-9112. These classes are non-credit and are priced extremely reasonably. Check them out. If you prefer personal tutoring; that is my specialty. It’s just you and me.

call at 419-318-9112. References and rates are always available upon request. 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. BACK UP YOUR DATA! Janis Weber, B.A., owner of Ohio Computer Training & Support, is a professional computer adjunct instructor at UT. All classes are offered though the Eberly Center with free parking. E-mail any specific questions or comments to or contact her for assistance at 419-318-9112. Public Classes are listed on her website; Call 419-530-8570 to register. Private tutoring and repairs are just a phone call or email away.

Home Computer Party

Would you like to have a mini learning gettogether? Recently I have been tutoring PC Computer and iPhone/iPad classes anywhere that has Wi-Fi. Informal and informative. We all use the same local WiFi connection. We pick a topic using open discussion. It is amazing how many different issues are solved. Bring a list of questions. Let’s get started. Got a small business? I can customize a class for your staff.

I Make House Calls

Colleen Sweeney welcomes her new team member Mona Malik. Sylvania area resident Mona Malik has recently joined the staff of Proforma Specialty Printing Services working with company president Colleen Sweeney. “I am very pleased to be part of the team with Colleen and the others on staff. This is a very positive working environment,� Malik noted. “We are an extension of our clients’ marketing team,� Sweeney pointed out. “We offer a full range of services from printed products, apparel, awards, incentives, corporate gifts, signs and banners, uniforms and trade show products and more,� she said. “We are a franchise affiliated with the Cleveland-based headquarters and have the advantage of the buying power of 800 franchises nation-wide. Sweeney noted that she and her team have assembled a significant number of vendors

both local and regional, to meet the needs of her clients. “Not only can we supply everything from business cards, brochures and other marketing products, but I love to be creative and develop ideas and plans for each of my clients, working with them to develop out-of-the-box strategies. I also enjoy educating clients about the latest trends and looking for unique promotional products for them,� Sweeney offered. “We go the extra step and provide added value for our clients,� she promised. “We have so many products to choose from and we work with so many vendors, we can provide a wide variety of solutions for businesses and organizations,� she offered. While Sweeney currently has seven sales representatives, she is actively looking to expand the staff with additional qualified salespeople to her staff.

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Shred Day and Arbor Day

The city of Sylvania has two green programs scheduled for later this month: Shred Day and Craig Stough Arbor Day. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in these programs for improving the environment. The city of Sylvania will be hosting its twelfth annual "Shred Day" on Saturday, April 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. AccuShred LLC will again bring their document destruction equipment to the Sylvania Municipal Court parking lot at 6730 Monroe St. and offer on-site shredding of



Road repairs underway

Although winter seemed to hang on forever this year, we are beginning to feel warmer temperatures and one thing that also brings is road repair and resurfacing by the Sylvania Township road department. Roadways that will be resurfaced this season through the Ohio Public Works Commission will be DeVilbiss Court, Golf Creek Road, Penridge Road, Shakespeare Lane and Chapel Drive and Chapel Court. Rob Nash, supervisor of the road department, noted that work on DeVilbiss and Golf Creek will be extensive. The roadbed has failed and the work required will include taking up all of the roadway and some of the roadbed. He said there may be periods of time where a homeowner won’t have access to their driveways. Nash said the inconvenience would be of relatively short duration and each homeowner will be notified well in advance. The other streets will undergo what is known as “mill and fill,” which entails milling the road surface down and then repaving it. Other streets which will also benefit from mill and fill this season are: Sparrow Hill, Eagle View, Pepperwood, Hawkston, Wild Pheasant, Monarch, Swallow Tail, Sweet Bush, Brookstone Village Lane, Morgan Hill, Sarah Lake and Sunbreeze.

Construction permits indicate economic health

Permits for the construction of single-family homes by the Sylvania Township office of planning and zoning are watched as one factor indicating the general health of the local economy. On that basis, things are looking up at least based on the first two months of the year.

documents. Enter off Monroe Street at the west driveway. AccuShred is a certified information document destruction company, and for the fifth year will also be accepting electronic items for recycling. Residents can bring up to 50 pounds of personal paper documents in boxes or bags for free shredding, courtesy of AccuShred without cost to the City. That is about three medium bags or banker’s boxes full of documents. Additional documents beyond 50 pounds will also be shredded, but at a cost of $3 per container. Staples do not need to be removed, but paper cannot be in binders nor have binder clips. At last year’s Sylvania Shred Day, 23,080 lbs. of paper, the most ever, was dropped off for shredding. Shredding offers a practical way to recycle paper rather than bury it in a landfill and is a natural extension to the City of Sylvania’s curbside materials recycling and green yard According to figures compiled by Daryl Graus, manager of the planning and zoning office, there were 26 permits issued for singlefamily house construction in the first two months of this year, compared to 18 at the same time last year. That nearly 50 percent increase isn’t sufficient for Graus to make any predictions for an annual total. He noted that last year started out well ahead of the preceding year, but by the end of the 2017, there were a total of 98 permits, just lagging the 100 that were issued in 2016.

Zoning plan

The Sylvania Township zoning commission has recommended approval of a new land use plan for the township. If approved by township trustees it will become a guide for the township’s future growth. Glen Grisdale of Reveille, a Bowling Green planning and development firm, told members of the commission that one development focus which should be considered is the development of mixed-use projects. Those which combine residential and commercial buildings. One of the purposes for that type of development is to increase tax revenue in conjunction with land development. A quick look at a township map, he said, suggests there is quite a lot of land for development, particularly in the northwest. The problem is, he added, that much of that is in a flood plain. It can be developed, but would require higher costs and dealing with a variety of environmental issues. The 70-page plan was developed by Reveille and the Mannik Smith Group over a period of about 15 months. The plan was guided in part by about 60 residents who were split into three focus groups and offered ideas for the plan at meetings through the process. The plan also took into account the responses of more than 1,500 people to a survey and another approximately 275 responses to a similar survey


waste recycling programs. Shredding is also a safe way to dispose of personal documents that contain identity and financial information such as account numbers, social security numbers, names and addresses. Identity theft has become a bigger problem in recent years and shredding is one way to reduce your exposure to this problem. In addition, electronic items including computers, printers, copiers, fax machines, small appliances, telephones, cell phones and DVD/VCR/CD players will again be accepted for recycling during this year’s Shred Day. Computer monitors will cost $5.00 each and televisions will not be accepted. Visit the City’s website,, for a complete list of electronic items that will be accepted for recycling. Last year, 6,290 lbs. of electronic items were recycled, up from 2,980 in 2016. The city of Sylvania will have its annual Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, April 27th, this year at Maplewood Elementary School starting at 1:20 p.m. The City of Sylvania has

been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation for the 36th consecutive year. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service. To become a Tree City USA, a community must meet four standards: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance. Sylvania has met these standards for thirty-six years, leading to a better quality of life for all of our residents. Sylvania Rotary Club is again donating this year’s Arbor Day Celebration tree, as they have for many years. Since 1975, over 7,700 street trees have been planted by the city of Sylvania Parks and Forestry Division. City forestry programs not only plant new trees, but also prune and take care of trees in our parks, public lands and street right-of-ways.

given to high school seniors. Among the greatest concerns based on the survey, Mr. Grisdale said, were neighborhoodconnected. People showed an interest in connectivity through sidewalks and bike lanes. The greatest interest was in improved recreational opportunities. Mr. Grisdale noted that Sylvania Township has a number of parks and recreational facilities, but what the respondents were seeking were smaller neighborhood-based green areas. The average age of township residents is growing at a “faster pace than regional, state and national averages,” the report states yet the township has limited housing opportunities for senior. The plan also notes that, “The future of tomorrow’s workforce is dependent upon

young professionals, yet the township’s housing market has limited ... opportunities geared toward this market.” Both issues can be dealt with through “incremental and reasoned zoning decisions.” As the surveys show, most living in Sylvania Township are very pleased with the area and the proposed land use plan notes the many positives of the area. The proposed land use plan presents a number of aspects involving growth which will need to be considered for the township to remain desirable. Tom King, acting chairman of the commission, praised the document calling it something that is flexible and living and can be adapted to different issues now and in the future.

Sylvania Police Personnel Honored

Mayor Craig Stough and City Councilman Mark Frye congratulate honored police personnel on March 28: *Merit Commendations: Officers Scott A. Gibbs, Gerald L. Barnswell III, Brandon R. Follrod and Justin M. Bell, Detective Matthew C. Collins and Telecommunicator Amanda L. Hubaker. Advanced Certification: Officer Jacob J. Hammer, Trainer Officer-Instructor; Sergeants Stacey L. Pack, (two awards), David R. Arvay, William M. Haase and Andrew R. Thompson, Officers Alan E. Beadle (three awards), Amy L. Martin, Russell S. Hoff, Chad T. Amstutz (three awards), Zachary T. Andrzejewski (two awards), Eric D. Christen (three awards), Gerald Barnswell III (two awards), Justin M. Bell, Jacob J. Hammer (two awards), Brandon R. Follrod (two awards), Bradley E. Marlin, Anthony M. Espinosa and Detective Matthew C. Collins. Five Years Service: Sergeant Andrew R. Thompson, Officers Eric D. Christen, David A. Vargo, Jacob J. Hammer. Ten Years of Service: Chad T. Amstutz. Distinguished Service: Telecommunicator, Danielle L. Hayward, (second award). *Police Star: Officers David A. Vargo, John R. Pinkstaff, Russell S. Hoff, (second award) and Amy L. Martin, (third award), Sergeants William M. Haase, (third award), David R. Arvay, (fourth award), Danilynn M. Miller, (fourth award) and Joshua R. Seney, (fourth award), Captain Frederick L. Schnoor, (fourth award) and Chief William H. Rhodus, (fifth award). *Meritorious Service: Officer Eric D. Christen, Detective Steven M. Papenfuss, and Sergeants Justin A. Music and Joshua R. Seney. Citizen Commendation: Richard Russell. (*Merit Commendations are awarded to those displaying a high degree of initiative and professionals. *Distinguished Service is for a civilian member of the Police Division who has consistently conducted him- or herself in a professional manner. *Meritorious Service is awarded to an officer who has consistently conducted him- or herself in a professional manner. *Police Star is awarded to an officer who has consistently conducted him- or herself in a professional manner.)

Mural commissioned as gift to community

Shred day planned for Sylvania area residents

The city of Sylvania and AccuShred are partnering to offer on-site destruction for up to 50 pounds of personal documents, or approximately three banker boxes, free of charge on April 21 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m at the Sylvania Municipal Court Building, 6700 Monroe St. Additional boxes of documents will be destroyed for a fee of $3 per container.

Residents will be able to unload the material into a large bin. The contents of the bin will be shredded on the site. Electronic recycling is included for a $5 fee. Televisions will not be accepted but local recyclers such as State Paper and Metal, AccuShred’s parent company, do provide options for television recycling. For more information, call 419-885-8948 or visit

Adam Smidi of Joe’s Auto talks with artist Lisa Littell who recently completed the mural on the side of his Holland Sylvania Road building. Artist Lisa Littell has been working on the mural on the side of the Joe’s Auto building, 3538 N. Holland Sylvania Rd. since last November. “This mural kept evolving,” Littell advised. “And the mural kept changing until the very end.” According to Adam Smidi, “My dad, Joe and I have wanted to have a mural painted on the side of our building for quite some time. We first thought we would have our company logo painted across the building, but then we decided to make this more of a communitytheme. And I wanted to have something to make people happy and stop and smile as they travel by on the walking path,” he said. “So the mural evolved into a nature scene featuring the wildflowers of the area,” Littell explained. “But we were able to include the words ‘respect, justice, honesty,

trust, fairness, and environment,’ into the design. These words are important to Adam and reflect the core values that he and his father Joe have always exhibited in their business.” The mural is also populated with buckeye trees, trillium, black-eyed Susans, violets and more and perhaps an animal or two hidden in the bushes. Both Smidi and Littell have received positive feedback from the mural. “As I was working on the mural, people going by on the path, would stop and make favorable comments about the progress and thank me for my efforts,” Littell reported. Smidi has also received many comments from his Facebook post that has said, “We were hoping to provide people something pleasant for their eyes to see, perhaps even making them smile is one way we can give back to the community.”


419 Tacos to open on April 19 on Holland Sylvania Road

Jessie Arellano and Sergio Angel are helping Jorge Diaz transform the former El Matador restaurant at 3309 N. Holland Sylvania Rd. into 419 Tacos.

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Jorge Diaz has been wanting to bring authentic Mexican street food to his adopted northwest Ohio for awhile. “Even though I have lived here for some time, I miss Mexico and its food. I want to bring a bit of home here so people can experience authentic Mexican street food too,” Diaz reported. Recently, he and soccer teammate Sergio Angel had been considering opening a food truck until they found the availability of the former El Matador building at 3309 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd. “This is even better. This is a great location with lots of businesses and homes in the neighborhood with no other nearby restaurants offering what we will,” Diaz said. With help from experienced restaurateur Jessie Arellano, Diaz and Angel have refurbished the vacant restaurant, repainting the walls, adding a new floor along with using pallet wood on several walls. In addition, new kitchen equipment has been purchased and installed. “And, if all goes well, we will open for business on 04-19,” Diaz stated. Diaz explained that the 419 Taco menu will include several taco varieties topped

with a variety of Mexican flavorings and spices that are found on street vendors’ carts along with handmade tortillas and tamales, street corn, Mexican soups, nachos mild, medium hot and picosa salsas, Mexican tortas and more along with a few American selections such as wings and other bar food items. And, as Diaz pointed out, “If life gives you avocados ... make guacamole!” In addition, 419 Tacos will offer fresh fruits garnished with lime juice and Mexican spices, another street food favorite. “We will have fresh foods at reasonable prices along with a good experience,” Diaz reported. The full-service bar will, of course, feature Mexican-style margaritas and also a full line of craft beers. “However, we are not just a bar and want to promote our family-friendly environment complete with a children’s menu featuring our special Mexican offerings along with a selection of kid-friendly items,” Diaz pointed out. The new eatery will open daily at 11 a.m. Seating for 100 patrons is available in the bar, main dining room and side room, which can be used for private parties as well.

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Kids’ Pizza Making 5th Street Pub Sylvania 5577 Monroe St. Saturdays, noon - 2 p.m. Every Saturday kids can make their own pizzas and learn “pizza secrets” with Chef Bruce while mom and dad sit back and relax. $5/child’s pizza. Yappy Hour! Bar 145 Patio 5305 Monroe St. Sunday, April 29, 12-3 p.m. Bar 145 and Toledo Area Humane Society are teaming up to provide a fun afternoon for you and your pooch. Food, drinks, treats for your furry friend and raffle prizes. Event is sponsored by Pet Wants Perrysburg. Tickets $10. For details, visit Beer and Bacon Fest Hungarian Club of Toledo 224 Paine Ave. Saturday, May 12, 4 – 8 p.m. Eighteen breweries; food from Hunky Turkey, Birmingham Hot Dog, Bacon on a Stick, Pizza by Pepperoni Tony; and music from Katie’s Randy Cat. Tickets $25 in advance at, or $30 at door includes 10 beer samples and tasting glass.


Mother’s Day Brunch Rasa Restaurant and Bar 2633 West Bancroft St. Sunday, May 13, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Treat mom to plates featuring seasonal and farm fresh eggs, meats and pastries. Cocktails, mimosas, tonics. Locally roasted coffee and teas. For reservations, visit WINE TASTINGS Sofo’s Italian Market 5400 Monroe St. Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m. Join your friends for wine tasting and fabulous food samples created by Chef Frankie each Wednesday. Prices vary depending on wines offered, 419-882-8555. Bottle Shop at Mancy’s Italian 5453 Monroe St. Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Pours begin at $3. April 19 - Judgement of Paris: California wines featured in the movie “Bottle Shock.” April 26 - Spring Has Sprung: light and crisp whites, bright reds and rose’. mancy’ Walt Churchill’s Market 3320 Briarfield Blvd., Maumee Saturdays, 2-6 p.m. April 21 - Earth Day Celebration: celebrate earth friendly wines - organic and sustainable. April 28 - Anything but Chardonnay: alternatives to Chardonnay, perfect for summer. For more 419-794-4000 or visit

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Boochy Mama’s Probiotic Tonic offers many health benefits

Stacy Jurich

organic chai spice and apple cider; and Cold Fire with ginger, echinacea and turmeric. Jurich offers four flavors at a time, three staple flavors year-round and one seasonal flavor. “Coming up with new flavors is my favorite part of brewing,” she said. Boochy Mama’s Probiotic Tonic can be found in Sylvania at Balance Pan-Asian Grille, Fowl and Fodder, Organic Bliss, Sautter’s Food Center and California Yoga Studio. Enjoy Boochy Mama’s by itself or use it in one of Jurich’s recipes.

Probiotic Green Smoothie

BY JENNIFER RUPLE A brief period of living in a sustainable eco-village in Hawaii gave Sylvania native Stacy Jurich the knowhow to launch what is now a booming business in the area. Jurich, the creator of Mama’s Jennifer Ruple Boochy Probiotic Tonic, learned how to make kombucha or fermented tea while residing on the island in 2010. “It’s a fascinating process, and I have not stopped brewing since then,” said Jurich. Kombucha is known for its health benefits. “The main benefits are probiotics, which are the good bacteria that create a healthy ecosystem in your gut. They also help keep your immune and digestive systems strong,” said Jurich. “Other benefits I’ve heard from customers are that it has helped with inflammation, IBS, acid reflux, hangovers, alleviating cold symptoms and boosting energy.” Jurich explained that kombucha originated in Russia and is commonly found in every household there. “It’s made with water, tea, sugar and a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast). The SCOBY is a living culture that feeds on the tea and

Boochy Mimosa

sugar. Kombucha is a raw, living drink full of enzymes that are vital to many processes in our body. That’s why kombucha’s nickname is the ‘ancient elixir of life.’” Jurich unofficially started her business out of her Old West End kitchen in 2014. She called it Boochy Mama’s Toledo Tonic. “I would deliver kombucha on my bicycle,” she reminisced. “I officially incorporated in January 2015 and was commercially licensed in March. I had my first commercial sales in April 2015.” Today, Boochy Mama’s Probiotic Tonic can be found at over 40 grocery stores, yoga studios, restaurants, coffee shops and pubs in the Toledo area, Ann Arbor and Detroit. In May 2016, Jurich moved her business out of a shared commercial kitchen to a brick storefront at 130 10th Street in downtown Toledo. The space serves as a production facility as well as a retail outlet for natural body care products, loose leaf organic herbs and teas, and kombucha by the bottle and on tap for growler fills. In addition, Jurich holds workshops there on how to make kombucha. “To make kombucha, a SCOBY is placed in a jar with sweet tea. As it consumes the sugar and tea, sour acetic acids and trace amounts of alcohol are created,” explained Jurich. “Most kombuchas that you see in a store, including Boochy Mama’s, are nonalcoholic at less than .5% alcohol. I love how you can take a few simple ingredients to make tea, add a strange looking thing like the SCOBY and end up with a really healthy and delicious tonic.” “SCOBYs are the driving force in creating kombucha and are often referred to as the mother,” said Jurich. “I have many SCOBYs as they are constantly growing and replicating, being that they are living organisms. That’s one thing that makes kombucha so special - it’s a living beverage, so naturally it is an invigorating tonic.” Boochy Mama’s is recognized as a sustainable business by the Toledo-Lucas County Sustainability Commission, and Jurich is proud to note that she works with local growers to source the herbs, teas and flowers for her tonics. She has 13 flavors in her recipe collection including current flavors: Midnight Moon with juniper, elderberry and rose; Solstice Chai with

Serves 2 6 ounces almond milk, milk or juice of choice 4 ounces Boochy Mama’s kombucha, any flavor 1 banana 2 tablespoons Liquid Chlorophyll (available at Boochy Mama’s retail shop) 8 strawberries or ½ cup fruit of choice 2 tablespoons Artist Conk mushroom powder 5 ice cubes To a blender, add all ingredients and blend until smooth.

Boochy Mimosa

Serves 1 5 ounces Boochy Mama’s kombucha 1 ounce orange juice 3 ounces champagne Combine all ingredients in a champagne flute. Enjoy!

Wildfire Hot Toddy

Serves 1 Steep your favorite tea in steaming water, using a tea bag or reusable tea strainer and loose-leaf blend. Once it’s done steeping, add 1 ounce of Boochy Mama’s Wildfire Tonic to give it a kick and extra health benefits. Add a spoonful of raw, local honey and squeeze a lemon slice in the tea (a shot of whiskey is optional).

Wildfire Hot Toddy

Tea blends with herbs, spices, and flowers


Opening Day is a Big Hit!


Sylvania residents Mike Mikkonen and Nancy Miller are among the Mud Hens fans at opening day festivities.

Jeannie Hyland and Tom McHugh sign into the opening day party at Shared Lives Studio.

Tom and Carol Pletz show their Mud Hens spirit at opening day activities.

Larry Boyer of Waterford Bank enjoys staring time at opening day with his son Stephen of New Mexico.

Marcia Rubini of Re/Max Preferred Associates is talking with friends at the Midland Title pregame party on South St. Clair Street.

Meredith Hustwick and her mom, Pam Herschel, enjoy the Mud Hens pregame party at Shared Lives Studio.

Tara Sibert, Tom Wulf and Beth Carr of First Federal Bank welcome guests to their suite for the Mud Hens opening game.

Don Weiher and Lindsey Birr of First American Title Co. welcome Sylvania resident Craig Calevro to their party across from Fifth Third Field.

Joe Belinske and his sister Jani Crawford and her husband, Rich, and his sister Susie Crawford have some fun family bonding during the opening day ceremonies.

Alex Levy of Wilcox Financial chats with Michelle Sprott and Rachel Neff of the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce.

Mike and Tracy Pfeiffer have fun chatting with Nancy Kezur, center, at opening day.

Mike Fritz welcomes Chris Mancino, John Kantner, and Bernie Barrow to his company's suite in Fifth Third Field.



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NV/SV Bands Receive Chamber Check

Chamber Salutes Educators

Sylvania Schools Superintendent Adam Fineske, left, and School Board President Julie Hoffman, right, congratulate school personnel honored at the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon meeting April 4. A representative from each building was selected by his or her principal for the honor. They include L-R: Arbor Hills counselor, Amy Barriclow; HillView counselor Alex Thornton; Whiteford fifth grade, Kim Damron; Highland special education, Suzanne Boyer; Maplewood special education, Stacie Rathge; Central Trail, special education paraprofessional, Sandra Ruiz; Timberstone, sixth grade, English, Adrienne Pilewski; Southview, social studies, Sara Badiuk; Stranahan reading intervention, Tammy Garrison; Northview anatomy teacher, Eric Keller; McCord counselor, Marcia Robie; and Sylvan secretary, Terri Fick. Each of the honored guests received gift baskets filled with donations from local businesses.

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Sylvania Chamber Marketing and Recruitment Manager Rachel Neff and Michelle Bieber, right, present a $6,000 check in top photo to Sylvania School Superintendent Adam Fineske, Northview Principal Steve Swaggerty, Band Director Nathan Heath and band members and, bottom photo, to Southview Principal Casey Vens, Band Director Alison Knowles and band members. The funds were from the 2017 Fall Festival.

Stomp Out Stigma

An evening of advocacy and empowerment BY MARY HELEN DARAH

Six years ago, Sylvania Schools organized the Safety and Security Committee under the direction of Dr. Bradley Rieger following the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary School. The committee is made up of parents, law enforcement personnel, teachers, support staff and administrators. Each subcommittee of the group has a particular focus with one having the primary focus of mental health. The current superintendent, Adam Fineske, desires to make mental health a priority in Sylvania Schools for students, parents, and staff. He, along with the assistant superintendents Tim Zieroff and Keith Limes, have worked at establishing a partnership with ProMedica, other community resources, and law enforcement in the promotion of mental health. Often people are reluctant to discuss mental health. Unfortunately, with mental health comes stigma and shame. The purpose of the Parent to Parent Event, Stomp Out Stigma, to be held on May, 2018, is to promote dialogue,

SV student awarded first place in State science event

Southview student Aru Goel recently was awarded first place at the Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Her presentation of her research into the immunological properties of platelets won her a college scholarship and a chance to compete at the National JSHS in Huntsville, Md.

to decrease stigma and shame, and to provide parents with a multitude of resources. The keynote speaker, Melanie Melfi, will share her journey of advocacy and methods of finding strength for a child with mental illness through her message of hope and empowerment. Four panelists will also give brief presentations: Julie Kookoothe, BSN, Director of Psychiatry at Flower Promedica Hospital; Crystal Sharp, BA, Family Navigator NAMI Greater Toledo; Deb Chany, RN OCPS, Executive Director of Sylvania Community Action Team; and a CIT Officer. Over 20 community resources, organizations, support groups and practitioners will be present at the event. Parents will have an opportunity to browse the many tables both before and after the program. In addition to the resources in the room, ProMedica will be sharing a newly published Mental Health Resource Guide of Northwest Ohio. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Northview High school.The event is not exclusive to Sylvania residents. The event will benefit to those whose child or loved one has experienced sadness, anxiety, perfectionism, depression, poor focus, destructive habits, body image issues, stress, trauma, learning struggles, feelings of isolation, or addiction or substance abuse.

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Nursery school to celebrate 50 year anniversary The 50th anniversary of Olivet Christian Nursery School will be celebrated on Sunday, April 22, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the school, 5840 Monroe St. All alumni, past teachers, former and current OCNS families are welcome. Tours of the school and fun, family activities along with celebratory snacks will be available along with the photo collection on display for viewing. The event coincides with the annual OCNS Spring Fling event. For reservations for this free event, call 419-882-4616 or

15th Annual Dance 4 a Chance

Back: Liza Ryutov, Allie Gehling, Emma Gerken, Dylan Truong, Justin Semler, Benny Rosen, Lizzy Roka and Michael Pertovski. Middle: Arv Goel, Shiloh Reynolds, Lark Yan, Meghan Nash, Kotone Pax and Lexie Mann. Front: Melissa Jacoby, Sammy Vassar, Lexi Jameson, Alexa Bader and Mikey Ragusa participate in the event that raised nearly $16,000 for the Toledo Police Athletic League in honor of Pete McHugh.

It’s ‘Curtains’ for Southview spring musical From the creators of “Cabaret” and “Chicago,” “Curtains” is a musical comedy whodunit. When the untalented leading lady Jessica Cranshaw, played by Emma Miller is murdered on opening night, the company comes under suspicion and Lt. Frank Cioffi, played by Travis Hamman, is called in to solve the homicide. Believing that the perpetrator is still in the building, he sequesters it. The suspects include the hard-bitten lady producer, Carmen Bernstein (junior Lexi Hough); the show's flamboyant director Christopher Belling (sophomore Will King); divorced songwriting team Aaron Fox and Georgia Hendricks (seniors Peter Wurster and Sunita Dhar); choreographer/leading man Bobby Pepper (junior Jay Forche), and ambitious dancer Bambi Bernét (junior Ashley Le).



Cooper Sadowski has been an involved and talented member of the Northview Band all four years of high school. He has recently expanded his abilities by also being a part of the Northview Choir Program. Cooper has demonstrated leadership and great musicianship throughout his time at Northview. He has been a member of Acap Choir, Theatre and Musical productions, Marching Band, Pep Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and has performed successfully in OMEA solo and ensemble festival. Cooper is also this year’s drumline section leader. As such, he has taken the drumline to new heights, instilling new traditions that will be part of the Northview landscape for years to come. Cooper is also involved in NHS, class government as treasurer, Cooper is also involved in NHS, class government as treasurer, and student council. Cooper is the son of Steve and Joan Sadowski.


I write this the night before my last day in my NDA uniform. After returning from spring break, we seniors will sport “real” clothes in the halls of Notre Dame Academy. Most of us will sell our plaid skirts and LIBBY STUPICA blue shirts at the used uniform sale, or will pass them down to little sisters or close family friends. Though I have several friends looking forward to wearing anything other than a uniform, I am not particularly excited for this transition. Partly, my lack of excitement is due to laziness. I will actually have to think about the weather and the dress code, and determine if an outfit matches. Ten minutes of sleep - lost. The main reason that I’m not excited, though, is that losing the uniform means I am one more step closer to graduation and leaving the halls of the school that has become my home for the past four years. I really don’t think that I’m ready for that reality, because my four years at Notre Dame changed my life. NDA is where I spent my first year of high school riding to school with my sister each morning, following in her footsteps as my scared little freshman self. NDA is where I developed relationships with teachers that became mentors and friends, who changed how I thought about the world and how I viewed myself. NDA is where I discovered that even if new beginnings are rough, being true to yourself is attractive and will always serve you well over

Cioffi finds himself falling for ingenue Niki (senior Allie Gehling), and she seems to return his affection, so he hopes she’s not the murderer. Director and choreographer Brandi Shepard, the drama teacher at Southview, chose this show “because it’s modern, but feels like a classic. The writing is witty and it’s a celebration of the history of musical theatre. There are references to so many other shows in the production.” She is assisted by vocal director, Lindsay Andrews, technical director Jon Austin and and pit orchestra director, Kyle Krygielski. Student leadership includes stage manager Yasmine Abdouni (senior) and set crew head Julia Ruetz (junior). The musical will be staged April 19-21, 7:30 p.m. and April 22, 2:30 p.m. at Southview High School. Call 419-824-8580, ext. 6202 for tickets. time. NDA is where I discovered I had the confidence to lead the entire student body during pep rallies and visitations. NDA is where I ran four years of cross country and learned to push through the prerace anxiety by focusing on the blessings that running outside with my friends brought me. NDA is where I discovered I could write a 13-page kick-ass paper, researched and developed over the course of two years. NDA is where Ms. Joseph’s office became a safe place to grab some candy and receive a pep talk while doing said research paper. NDA is where my friends and I started a club to promote tolerance and open discussions about controversial topics. NDA is where my peers created Students Advocating Safe Schools so that our voices could contribute to the fight for gun control. NDA is where French class became a place where I could exhale, because each class began with a new French song that always lifted my spirits. NDA is where I danced my little heart out to “Come On Eileen” at our Valentine’s Day Dance with all of my best friends. NDA is where math became one of my favorite classes after feeling empowered by the best math teacher I’ve ever had and being surrounded by the goofiest girls in my grade. NDA is where I knew I could always find a friend and a hug no matter where I was. NDA is where, despite dreading waking up to my alarm each morning, I was never filled with dread as I walked into the building on 3535 W. Sylvania Avenue. NDA is where I grew up from an insecure 14-year-old to a young woman ready to change the world. Thank you, Notre Dame. I’m holding onto the plaid skirt.

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Veteran Recalls Vietnam for Students

E. Woodrow “Woody” Moore, a Vietnam Veteran, will be a guest lecturer at a Lourdes history class. Staff Sgt. Moore, center, is shown with the students. A gifted and animated storyteller, the retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant E6 will impart his knowledge and experience in combat. He was a prisoner of war for 29 days and narrowly escaped. After the war, Mr. Moore enjoyed a successful career in the printing industry. “We are delighted to have such a distinguished guest lecturer at Lourdes University. Mr. Moore’s first-hand knowledge offers our history majors a great opportunity to interact and learn about history from a primary resource. Plus, he has an established reputation for storytelling and captivating audiences of all ages,” says Dr. Dwayne Beggs, assistant professor of history and First Year Experience Director.

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Partnership formed with Cardinal Stritch and Lourdes

Lourdes President Mary Ann Gawelek and Cardinal Stritch High School President Father Eric Schild. On Thursday, April 12, Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School and Lourdes University signed a Catholic Commitment agreement. The Lourdes University Catholic Commitment program guarantees admission to promising students at select Catholic high schools in the region and nationally. The signing occurred in the Cardinal Stritch Media Center, 3225 Pickle Road in Oregon, Ohio. “We are pleased to extend guaranteed admission to talented students from such a great high school as Cardinal Stritch,” says Lourdes President Mary Ann Gawelek. “This

is an important step in strengthening the relationship Lourdes has with excellent Catholic high schools and academies who prepare graduates for college success.” “Cardinal Stritch is incredibly excited to partner with Lourdes University for this opportunity,” says Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School Principal Kevin Parkins. “Both institutions were founded by the Sylvania Franciscans sisters and are proud to be working together to strengthen the options for the students we serve.” To qualify, high school seniors must graduate with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. These students can also receive a Lourdes Scholarship ranging from $3,000 to $8,000 per year based on their GPA. An ACT or SAT score is not required to earn guaranteed admission. Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School President Father Eric Schild and Principal Kevin Parkins joined Lourdes University President Mary Ann Gawelek to officially sign the agreement. Joining them at the event were, from Cardinal Stritch, Melissa Empie, Assistant Principal, Greg Skibinski, Vice President of Finance & Human Resources, Lauryn Vargas, Director of Enrollment and Paulette Cousino, Director of Marketing and Communications. Representing Lourdes University were Michelle Rable, Dean of Admissions & Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research Victor Petzall, Admissions Counselor and Helene Sheets, Director of Marketing.

60th Lourdes University commencement

On Saturday, May 12, Lourdes University President Dr. Mary Ann Gawelek confers bachelor’s degrees during the 60th commencement exercises. Individuals receiving honorary degrees this year are Dr. Kevin Heanue, Economist with Teagasc, the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Connemara West plc in Ireland; and Mr. Edward Reiter, Retired President

and CEO of Mid American National Bank. Lourdes University’s Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony begins at 12 Noon in the Ebeid Recreation Center on mid-campus, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. On Friday, May 11, the Baccalaureate Mass is scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel on campus grounds. The Graduate Commencement Ceremony starts at 7 p.m. that evening in the Ebeid Recreation Center.

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Lourdes University President Mary Ann Gawelek presented the outstanding faculty member Dr. Adam Hodge, assistant professor of history, at the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce’s April lunch meeting, which featured a salute to educators.

Toledo Ballet presents ‘Broadway at the Ballet‘ BY MARY HELEN DARAH

Michael Lang, resident choreographer and director, and Lisa Mayer, artistic and school director, both with the Toledo Ballet, met on the Broadway stage. Lang was cast as the young prince and Mayer was performing the role of the fire-throwing enchantress in Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast. “It was love at first fireball,” recalled Lang. It is apropos that Lang’s latest original work celebrates Broadway when the Toledo Ballet presents “Broadway at the Ballet,” at the Valentine Theatre, April 28-29. Historically, Lang has an inspiration of what his next innovative production will be shortly after the curtain closes on his current work. This was not the case with this year’s spring production. “I was a little behind this year,” said Lang. “I was in the process of bringing our version of Cinderella to life when I was informed a show of the same theme was coming to Toledo. I decided to go in a different direction. I was shuffling through the songs of the Broadway show Waitress. It was so beautiful. That’s when I came up with the idea for Broadway at the Ballet.” The storyline is personal for the Toledo Ballet’s talented couple. “If I had to describe a story line, it is the idea that no matter where you are in your life, you can always come home to the ballet studio. It’s a safe haven. My wife Lisa experienced that. She lived and performed in New York for a long time. She considered NYC her home, but after a double hip surgery and a couple kids, we moved back to Toledo. Lisa took a class at the Toledo Ballet. She felt like she had entered a safe haven after being uprooted. The rest is history. “Broadway at the Ballet”

does not tell the story of the Broadway shows but uses the music to tell our story. In a way, it’s a living, moving love letter.” Act I of the performance consists of pieces from the last of Lang’s 10 shows. “I call it dancing down memory lane,” he stated. The second act is the presentation of new work. “We are showing where we came from and celebrating where we are now. I am going to narrate, which will allow me to have an intimate night with the audience. The first act consists of nine back-to-back pieces, some of them are very physical. My narration will provide prospective as well as give our dancers a chance to catch their breath and change costumes. You could also say that I am the segue guy.” Lang is excited to bring another original production to the stage. “I think it’s unique for a dance studio in the midwest to offer these original productions,” he stated. “‘Tales of Grimm’ was my magnum opus. The artistry that the kids took it to was far beyond my expectations. In this production we revisit a piece from ‘Heart to Quill’ where we explore what it would be like to compose without the ability to hear. We illustrate this through dance. What would happen if we had limitations in movement? They are willing to go to a higher level of dance that you don’t normally see in their age group. They continually raise the bar which is once again evident in this production.” Although the show celebrates the past, it promises to be fresh and unique. “It’s very different,” said Lang. “Usually it is a journey … along with tons of research. I know the audience will enjoy the experience. This performance is a bit personal. We haven’t gone into worlds unknown but it is our powerful story.”

Patrons are invited to help write library’s new chapter The Toledo Main Library has some exciting plans for the future - and they want your input. The Library is an institution that evolves and changes to fit the needs of the population it serves, and the Main Library is primed for a dynamic update and innovative renovation. Their goal is to use the six months before construction begins to engage customers, community leaders and organizations and work together to make this project as seamless and customer-conscious as possible. They see this as an opportunity to initiate some important community and civic discussions. In all of their efforts they seek to build an organizational culture that is welcoming, innovative, objective, accountable, and collaborative. As they begin planning for the renovation of the Main Library, they hope all members of the community will take part in the conversation and process by attending the community forums. Each forum will be an

opportunity for members of the community and community partners to share their input and insight about the Main Library's services, collection and space moving forward. They will be held in the Main Library McMaster Center. Forum 1 takes place on Wednesday, May 2, 6 to 8 p.m. Forum 2 will be Wednesday, May 30, 6 to 8 p.m. and Forum 3 is on Thursday, June 28, 6 to 8 p.m. For information and updates throughout the planning and construction process, visit:

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The next Chidester Lecture Series events are scheduled for the weekend of April 28-29. Philip Gulley will be the guest lecturer. Philip Gulley, one of the series’ most popular lecturers, is a Quaker pastor, writer and speaker from Danville, Ind. He has written 21 books, including the Harmony series recounting life in the eccentric Quaker community of Harmony, Ind., and the bestselling Porch Talk essay series. “Unlearning God” is the title of his newest book to be published in the fall. In his lecture, Philip will share ideas about spiritual growth and reinterpretation of the earliest learned ideas about faith. He will also examine the frightening yet exhilarating experience of having to unlearn the theology being taught

and replace it with something more sustainable and meaningful. On Saturday, April 28, at 4 p.m. "Unlearning God: How Unbelieving Helped Me Believe." The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session. $15 admission, cash/check only. Sunday, April 29, at 9:20 a.m. follows with a forum during education hour. Also on Sunday, April 29, at the 8:30 and 10:40 a.m. worship services, Gulley will preach. Sunday school classes will be held during the 9:20 education hour leading up to his talk. Tickets for the April 28 lecture will be sold at the door. Copies of Gulley’s books, “If Grace Were True” and “If the Church Were Christian.” The lecture series is held at Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St.

The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio will present its 7th Annual Signature EyEvent Gala to be held Wednesday, April 25 with a 5 p.m. VIP reception and 6 p.m. dinner. The theme, “Dining in the Dark, An Evening of Taste, Sounds and Touch” will offer guests an exclusive opportunity to engage their nonvisual senses by enjoying a portion of the dinner in simulated darkness. WTOL meteorologist Chris Vickers will serve as master of ceremonies. A special highlight of this year’s gala will be an art exhibit featuring the painted works of three local artists, each of whom is legally blind. The artists include: Jeannine Dailey –Toledo resident and former University of Toledo art instructor whose work

has been on display at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Mike Sager–Thirdgeneration artist from Napoleon whose art was featured in the 2017 Holiday Greeting Card Collection at the Cleveland Sight Center and Dave Wisniewski–Toledo native known for his western scenes and cowboy images, whose work is on display locally at Sylvania’s Fuller Art House. More than a dozen paintings will be on exhibit, and select pieces will be auctioned off during the live and silent auction portion of the evening’s festivities. For information, contact Tim Tegge, 419720-3937, ext. 105, or 419-494-1637 or

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Voters guide available

The 2018 Lucas County Primary Voters’ Guide for the May Primary Election is online at The Voters’ Guide was compiled by volunteers from the LWV-TLC. Candidates for the same office were asked to respond to questions that would be of interest to his/her constituency. In addition to candidates’ responses, the Voters’ Guide also includes the text for state ballot, Ohio Issue 1 to establish a process for congressional redistricting. The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to encouraging active and informed participation of citizens in government, does not endorse, oppose, or evaluate any candidate or party.




Northview Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

Jenna Kill, center, plans to attend the Air Force Academy. She signs a letter of intent to run cross country with her mother, Melissa, and father, Kevin, along with coaches Julia Koralewski and Jerry Flowers looking on.

Annual Tri-Adventure race planned

SV Athlete of the Week

Junior Hailey Cramer batted .611 and hit 2 home runs en route to a 3-1 start for the softball team. Coach Ken Campradt commented, “Hailey is a three year starter and core member of our team. She leads on the field as an outstanding hitter and off the field as a trusted role model. Hailey has a bright future and will succeed at anything she puts her mind to.” She has a 3.12 GPA and has committed to play college ball at Lourdes University where she will major in Nursing.

May 12 will bring a special group of athletes to the Independence Dam State park in Defiance, Ohio. It is the 33rd Tri-Adventure race, which includes biking canoeing/kayaking and backpacking. The bike portion includes a 36-mile course, followed by a six-mile canoe or kayaking round and finishes by backpacking for eight miles. There are seven classes of competition including Youth and Adult, Young Adult, Adult, Senior, Solo, Relay and Senior Solo. Proceeds benefit the Naturalist Scouts. Sponsors include Dave’s Running, Team Defiance Cycling, Culligan, Cash4Motorcycles, Chief Supermarkets and NAE. For more information, call 419-826-5182 or visit or

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Paige Beck signs a letter of intent to play volleyball at Buffalo University. Her coach Chad Rutkowki and parents, Michelle and Jeff Ward, look on.


You’ll Never Know Unless You Try It!

Here at Sylvania Recreation we offer 18 different sports at the youth level! And our Program Department Mike McMahon makes it a priority to schedule our youth sports in a way that allows for “sport sampling” throughout the year. As an example, It would be very doable for a 3rd grade boy or girl to start the school year playing flag football or volleyball in September and early October, transition to basketball in late October & November, try a lacrosse clinic in January and February, play soccer in April & May and finish out the year with baseball or softball in May & June. These programs could all be played for a total of less than $300.00, with just enough games and practices to help a young athlete determine what they really enjoy. The schedule listed above does not happen by accident. It happens because of careful planning and a long standing Sylvania Recreation philosophy centered on keeping youth sports in the proper perspective. So why does Sylvania Recreation feel it is so important for children to participate in wide range of activities? With a little bit of sarcasm, I would say; for the same reason that we don’t expect our children to declare a collage major when they are 10 years old. With more sincerity, I would say that there are multiple reasons. At an early age, being introduced to multiple sports, as well as other activities such

as performing and creative arts, a child will have a much better chance of finding activities that they truly enjoy and wish to pursue. It’s the old adage, “you’ll never know unless you try.” Once children get a little bit older (13-18), the rationale behind encouraging multi-sport participation begins to focus on health and safety. To begin, the easiest explanation to help someone understand the benefits of multi-sport participation is that it often decreases the chance for single sport burn-out. It’s not hard to comprehend that if a middle school or high school age athlete participates in the same activity year round, there is a good chance he or she will become tired of it and the interest level will decline. Single sport athletes are also at a higher risk for overuse injuries. By using the same muscles over and over, and pounding the same joints consistently, there is obviously an increased chance of injury. By transitioning from sport to sport throughout the year, the body will have a chance to repair and recover after each season. Although it may not be surprising that a community recreation department supports this type of initiative, some may be surprised of the other organizations that have the same philosophy. In August of 2015, a large group of influential sport organizations led by the U.S. Tennis Association and 42 other sports organizations, including 28 national governing bodies, the US Olympic Committee, five professional leagues, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, and other nationally influential groups—released a statement supporting and encouraging multi-sport play. Sylvania Recreation is happy to deliver the same message to the residents of Sylvania. For more information, visit


Lucas Christopher Allen

Lucas Christopher Allen was born March 17 and weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. He was 21 inches long. He is the son of Kristin and Christopher Allen of Jeffersonville, Ind. He is the grandson of Robert and Sharon Allen and Jim Lange and Connie Lange of Sylvania.

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Malik Smidi

Malik Smidi, born on March 18, weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long. He is the son of Adam and Rana Abdouni-Smidi and new brother of Janeen and Yusuf. He is the grandson of Joe and Mariam Smidi and Hamed and Sumayyah Abdouni.

Dillon Charles Schwanbeck, Jr.


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oin Heartland at ProMedica as we proudly celebrate our patient’s recovery successes! Whether you are a rehab grad, family member or looking to meet the therapy staff before a planned surgery, you are invited to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Friday y,, April 20, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Sarah at 419.279.1480 by April 16th.

Dillon Charles Schwanbeck, Jr., was born March 2, 2018. He weighed 10.6 pounds and was 22 inches long. He is the son of Dillon and Alisa Schwanbeck and the grandson of Brad and Shannon Schwanbeck and Crystal Jordan and Dave (Heidi) Jordan.

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Becoming Real

It’s official. I am middle aged—even though I still don’t buy that it is the “middle” of my life. I wouldn’t put money on the odds of me living to be 106. I could go into the gory details but the fact that I am beachside and currently attired in a two-piece bathing suit with a skirt sealed my fate. I could wallow in pity at the loss of my youth but something miraculous has happened along the way to fine lines, a behind that looks like it got hit by a frying pan and “tiger stripes” as my daughter calls the lineage around my neck. I have become REAL. The classic tale of The Velveteen Rabbit, written by the brilliant Margery Williams Bianco, reminds us that becoming REAL isn’t a pretty process. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby,” she writes. Anyone who has mothered knows that the fleeting eighteen years of hands-on mothering can be torture on your body. You get spit upon, lines in your heinie from sitting on metal bleachers through countless soccer, swim and tennis matches and lose control of many of your bodily functions.


hen you are real, Shabbiness doesn’t matter.” —The Velveteen Rabbit

I recall being at Costco as a nursing mother. A kind woman came up to me and quietly told me that my milk was leaking. In total panic mode, I said some less than lady-like words under my breath as I frantically looked down at my top for “leakage.” She smiled wisely, as the seasoned mother that she was and said, “No dear. I meant the milk in your cart.” My “warrior rabbits,” as I like to refer to my fellow breast cancer survivor buddies, always come to mind when I recall the ageless tale of the Velveteen Rabbit. Their strength knows no bounds as they lose hair, their firm shapes and even a few body parts. The worst is the loss of nose hairs that I must tell you are not just decorative but functional. But then something incredible happens. These fluff-less women are empowered. They cannot relay on luxurious coats, bright eyes, or shiny buttons. As they face the world bare and vulnerable they come to rely on faith, inner strength and character. It is also difficult for many, including myself, to experience others not understanding that their true beauty lies within. Going through the “journey” I gained a whole new perspective. I may have been a poor, little, rumpled rabbit, but I was ALIVE. I got to experience another day hugging my kids, laughing at my crazy little family, seeing another sunset on Maple Lake, hearing my parents jokingly banter over the breakfast table, playing with my dog and other countless precious moments that became far more significant than how I looked in a bathing suit. The Skin Horse from the Velveteen Rabbit says it best, “Once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” I know if an archaeological expedition ever dug up my shell that has carried me through this incredible life, they would be perplexed. They would wonder why one arm was longer than the other (from being pulled by my youngest), one hip would be off kilter (from attempting to jiggle and calm an infant prone to projectile vomiting and colic) and countless bangs, nicks and contusions from living, really living, a REAL life.

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Olander Easter Egg Hunt a Hit

Madelyn Crail gladly turns in a plastic eggs to receive a mini frisbee from one of the volunteers from Kappa Sigma.

The Matuskas, Jennifer Makyah, Landon and Laymen join Bennett and Lily Dusnzweiler and their mother, Heather, to make their ‘Easter bonnets’ for the egg hunt.

Kelly, Ryan and Reilly Ringger visit with the Easter Bunny.

Kelsey Robertson, center, Millie and Luke Schafer are amazed by the eggs to collect.

Kappa Sigma members from The University of Toledo lent a helping hand to keep things moving smoothly at the annual Olander Easter Egg Hunt held on March 31 at Tam-O-Shanter.

Blake and Zoey Hendry chat with the Easter Bunny after gathering eggs and exchanging them for candy and treats.

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Kaleb King paints an Easter egg cookie at the Next Sweet Thing Bakery with help from his mother, Lisa.

Dr. Roxanne Potter of Personal Eye Care offers Emerson and Jaxson Weiser some Easter treats as other staff members offer face painting.

Kayla, Alyssa and Olivia Banker are dressed to catch raindrops and collect eggs on Mayberry Square.

Alicia Orra and her daughter Gabriella are determined to find eggs at the annual Mayberry Easter Egg hunt on March 31.

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Jackson and Heather Polaski have fun gathering eggs at the Brookfield Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt.

Mitch and David Mager are excited with their Easter surprises at the event March 31, held in the flood plain of the neighborhood.

Tom, Bri, and Audrey Pilbeam think spring even though the weather was less than wonderful the day of the event.

Father and son team, Tom and Michael Ellison, are ready to find some eggs and candy at the much anticipated annual event. -photos furnished by Amanda Hendricks

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THE ITALIAN GARDENER “Honey, I need to trim my toenails . . . Have you seen the pole pruner?” Don’t laugh! This is the time of year when you see just about everything, committed by just about everyone, Rick Cozza all in the name of “ . . . This is the way my father did it back in Sioux Falls when I was a kid!” My father (Pittsburgh, actually) fashioned himself the Master Gardener (Don’t we all?) But now I know why the Hydrangeas never bloomed, why he had to spend several Sunday afternoons just keeping the potentially 15 ft. Privet Hedge at the 2 ft. he thought perfect. And why the poor overalkalined lawn never thrived from the lime application and lawn roller treatment he spent Saturday afternoon applying. But look around as you drive. The new mulch that the ‘lawn guys’ are spreading often goes about halfway up the tree trunk. The mulch is so fine and so ground-up, that the one-inch of very pretty brown and gorgeous covering will need to be replaced again next year. We prune our Yews and Boxwoods into little green meatballs, so thick on the outside that the sun can’t get inside, and it’s all dead in there. We plant the new tree six feet from the house, and, like my father, keep that Dogwood at 6-7 feet tall for 30 years, with a 6” thick trunk. OK! Enough . . .! Let me tell you what

spring prep in my yard entails, and if you do more (or less), it is likely time to evaluate. 1. My ornamental grasses (about 20 of them) get cut back to the ground in April. Some are tall, some are bushy, and some are cascading, but all need to start over each spring. This takes a couple of hours over a week or two in April. 2. My four Knock Out Roses get cut back to about a foot tall each. Ouch, but about 10 minutes work. 3. My white Annabelle Hydrangeas (eight total) get cut almost to the ground when they begin sprouting. My back complains, but it takes about an hour over a week’s time. My 10 blue/pink Hydrangeas get a very brief haircut of just the dead old flowers after they have sprouted in early May (another hour maybe). 4. My perennials were cut back in fall, and they get a once-over to take out the dead leaves about mid-April or so (another hour). Old Hosta stalks, old flowers that I missed in the fall, etc. go now. I have 92 Hostas, but that is a column for another day. That’s it! I only have one shrub that needs to be pruned, and that is my ‘Andre The Giant’ Forsythia in the back yard. It (actually THEY, since it is two plants about 4-5 ft. apart) is a good 20 ft. across, and at least 1012 ft. high. Yes, HUGE! But when it is in bloom . . . magnificent! But every three years, after blooming, it gets cut back to the ground . . . to start another three-year cycle. Year one is nice. Year two is a ‘wow!’ Year three . . . magnificent again! I’ve lived in this house through two cycles now. If you spend more time than I do each spring and summer, you likely have some wrong plants that need too much help to live where they live in your yard. If you spend less

time than I do . . . you likely don’t have much to enjoy through the course of your spring/summer/fall season. Talk to someone about creating a more relaxable and visibly enjoyable yard (I make ‘em up as I go).

And, yes, Curly Callahan arrived very healthy (albeit small) just a week ago, and is now living well along my front walk. Thanks for asking. If you missed reading about Curly, grab last issue. Get outside!

The REAL Polish-American Festival, celebrating Polish-American culture with food, dancing, music, art and education will be held May 18 though 20. This festival celebration will be held at the 20-plus-acre Club 16 facility located on King Road just south of Hill Avenue in Springfield Township. Vendors from all over the region will be displaying their Polish crafts and other specialty items. Polish food vendors from as far away as Hamtramck and Chicago will be at the Festival serving everyone’s favorite Polish foods including the award-winning Ski’s Sweet Sauerkraut Balls. A specialty treat will be found at the Beer Pavilion where hops were imported directly from Poland by Patron Saints, a local brewery, who crafted two Polish beers exclusively for this Festival. Each of the beers will commemorate two of Toledo’s oldest Polish parishes – Saint Anthony and Saint Hedwig. Folks will vote on their favorite brew. Children will be entertained by Pattrick the Magician, Rita the balloon artist, face painters, plus two acres of rides including dodge’m cars, merry go rounds, slides and

more. There will even be a train giving free rides all over the festival park to both kids and adults. Highlights of the festival include a “Dancing with the Stars – Polka Edition” being held Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.. This parody on the famous TV show will include local celebrities dancing the polka with a professional polka partner. Jim Cruise, the “Spoon Man,” who has a musical, interactive, comedy act will also perform several times throughout the event. A Polka Mass is scheduled for Sunday morning at 11 a.m. with music provided by the Kielbasa Kings. This three-day event is being sponsored by PACT, the Polish American Community of Toledo and the Club 16 Community Group. In addition to scholarships for deserving Polish-American students, proceeds will go toward building a local Polish-American Community Center as well as helping to preserve the traditions and heritage of the Polish ancestry. Everyone is invited to attend. To purchase advance tickets or to see more information on the festival, visit

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Record crowds enjoy visiting the over 160 local businesses, food court,

Bob Lydy of Canberra explains the advantages of his company's product JAWS to Carol Thabit and Luke Shay.

Sue Tuite receives a balloon from Mark Henderson and Kim Wood at the Walker Funeral Homes booth.

George Cordray of Budget Blinds talks with fellow Rotarian Don Yerks at the Expo.

Marci Bennett and Robert Thomas of Edward Jones are on hand to answer questions at their booth

Hannah Posey, Karlie Carr and Lexie Weaver welcome Expo guests to the GenoaBank booth.

Jan Tidd of Arrow Print and Copy has help from her grandson Parker Holland at her booth.

Pierce Coze of Lyon, France, and his host student Noah Archer enjoy being ‘front page’ news.

Ken Wines of State Bank and his son Elliott gives information to Kendal Karcher.


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Brenda Delgado thanks Eileen Creque of Creque Greenhouse for the pansy.

Interior Designer Carolyn Beyersdorf of Decorating Den welcomes guests to her booth.

Sarah Best of Heartland of ProMedica offers Sandi Houck a watering can and a packet of flower seeds.

Michelle Rummel and her son Joshua stop by the ProMedica Vein Solutions booth to talk with Diane Leveque.

Greg Johnson tries his luck at the Great Lakes Audiology game under the watchful eye of DeAnne Wyse.

Jeff Potter and his children Oliver and Sabrina accept a mini frisbee at the Olander Park booth.

Makayley, Nicki and Carley Decke make front page news.

AJ Halsman becomes first place news at the Expo.

Chamber Honors its Champions

Sarah Best, Heartland at ProMedica, Large Business Chamber Champion; Tom Creque, Creque’s Greenhouse, third place booth; Casey Nowicki, VZN Group, Business Leader of the Year; Deb Collette, Wild Birds Unlimited, second place booth, Jeff Boersma, Modern Data, former Chamber Chairman; Brandon Kanop, Meijer, Retail Business Chamber Champion; Kelly Holman, iHeart Media, Media Chamber Champion, Rob Zimmerman, Westgate Chapel, Organization of the Year; and Kate Fischer, Metamora State Bank, Small Business Chamber Champion. Not pictured Tana Ohneck and Jeff and Tracy Clegg, Toledo Memorial Park, Volunteer Chamber Champions and first place booth winner was Lawn Lion/Pristine Cleaning.

Irish Hills, MI ~ Loch Erin Lakefront Amy Holben gathers information about Kingston Residence of Sylvania from Beth Connors.

Sylvania Sister Cities President John Bolster and Mayor Craig Stough receive $2,000 check from Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce’s Rachel Neff and Michelle Bieber. Proceeds were from last year’s Fall Festival.

Natalie and Evie Jackson take a turn in the Sylvania AdVantage picture frame.

Ella Durban is pleased with the gift she received from Jasmine Brown and Ashley Brushaber of Sylvania Community Services Child Care Center.

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Fundraiser to benefit Juvenile Arthritis Camp

L-R: Carole Sendi, Linda Martineau, Judi Young, Becki Bair, Jessica Bair and Jen Bair. The Toledo Area Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi held its 15th annual ‘Baskets and Brunch’ benefit recently. The event, held at Parkway Place in Maumee, was hosted by Fred LeFebvre of 1370 WSPD. The group raised over $10,000 last year to help cover the costs of sending children with juvenile arthritis to summer camp. Camp Dakota in Michigan hosts the summer camp activities each year where children with JA can receive full-time medical care while enjoying camp activities. Sylvania Alumnae attended the annual event and purchased raffle tickets for one hundred of gift-filled baskets donated by local sponsors. Current members of Alpha Omicron Pi at UT and BGSU acted as hostesses and volunteers. –by Fred LeFebvre

Weekend for film buffs planned vJoin the Sylvania Community Arts Commission for an action-packed weekend of local and abroad film viewing at the sixth annual Tree City Film Fest April 27-29. The film-viewing weekend consists of screenings from the Oscar-nominated short films from all over the world, both animated and live action, followed by the TCFF’s 50hour Challenge, a contest in which teams of filmmakers write, shoot, edit, and publish their own short films in just 50 hours. Finally, the weekend wraps up with the showing of the Shorties, a film-making experience for local students grades kindergarten through twelfth to create and submit a short film. Film viewing occurring at Olander Park’s Nederhouser Community Hall: Friday, April 27: The Oscar nominated short films (Live Action) at 7:00 p.m. Cost is $8/ticket. Saturday, April 28: The Oscar nominated short films (Animated) at 2:30 p.m. Cost is $8/ticket.

Saturday, April 28: • The TCFF VIP happy hour at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $20/ticket. • Ticket includes 5:30 p.m. early entry to the 50-Hour Challenge screening, first choice of seat, one drink and snack ticket, social time with the creatives and a special swag item. • The TCFF’s 50-Hour Challenge screening and awards at 7 p.m. Cost is $8/ticket. • Ticket includes general admission to the 50-Hour Challenge screening. Film viewing occurring at Northview High School’s performing arts center: Sunday, April 29: The Shorties at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $4/ticket. For a full list of the SCAC’s Tree City Film Festival’s activities or for more information on tickets, visit For any questions on the Tree City Film Festival programs, contact Jennifer Archer at or at 419-517-0118.

Auxiliary Presents ‘Shaken or Stirred?’

L-R: Rebecca Katz, Rebecca Shope, auctioneer Richard Leonard, Kate Decker and Sarah Snell answer the question ‘Shaken or Stirred?’ at last year’s event.


ProMedica Hospital Auxiliary will present one of its most popular events, “Shaken or Stirred?- Casino Royale” on May 15 at the Inverness Club, located at 4601 Dorr St. This year’s fundraiser will benefit the ProMedica Goerlich Center. The event will feature casino games including Craps, Blackjack, Roulette tables, Big Six Wheel, and Skill Stop Token Slot Machines. Each guest will receive 50 chips and five tickets to try their luck at the event. The event will also feature a delicious buffet followed by a Celebrity Chef Auction. Last year, Richard Leonard, of Leonard’s Auctions, lead a spirited bidding war for the


culinary creations by local chefs that raised $20,000 for Breast Cancer Care at ProMedica Flower Hospital. Tickets for the event are $60. RSVP by May 4. Call 419-536-0530 for ticket information.

Two choirs to perform

The Carillion Women’s Chorale and the Chiaroscuro Community Men’s Chorus will present “Frostiana: Seven Country Songs” composed by Randall Thompson (18991984) using the poetry of Robert Frost (1874-1963). The free, joint concert will be held Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Collingwood Presbyterian Church, 2108 Collingwood Blvd.


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Patrick Allen Jr.

Patrick H. Allen Jr. beloved husband, dad, grandpa and great grandpa died March 24 at the age of 88. He was a veteran of The Toledo Police Department for 30 years, having spent 22 years as a juvenile detective. He also worked security at Lion Store/Dillard’s for 25 years. Pat was a medic in the army serving in Korea. He and his wife of 65 1/2 years, Phyllis, enjoyed many happy years of camping in retirement. In addition to his wife, he leaves behind his sister Helen (Edward) Menter, children Douglas (Mary Ann) Allen, Patrick III (Theresa) Allen, Beverly (Frank) Mocniak, Terry (June) Allen and Brenda Allen. He also leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son David Lee Allen, parents, Patrick Sr., and Goldie Allen, siblings Howard (Thelma) Allen,” Babe” Viola (Frank) Cornell, Julia (Arvid) Sundell, Alma (Jack) King, and granddaughter Christy Allen. Online condolences to

Frederick William Heidtman II

Frederick “Bill” William Heidtman II of Ottawa Hills, Ohio, passed away in his home surrounded by loved ones early in the morning on April 2, 2018. He was 84 years old. The son of the late Frederick William Heidtman Sr. and Margery L. Chase, Bill was born June 6, 1933. An adventurous child with the scrapes and bruises to prove it, Bill loved riding his bike and climbing trees. Despite this tough side, Bill was light on his feet and

became a skilled dancer in middle school after learning the steps from his sister. Bill spent his summers during grade school at Devil’s Lake where his father would rent a cottage. It wasn’t long before Bill was a strong enough swimmer to make it across the lake. Curious by nature, he loved diving into the lily pads to catch turtles and would care for them in an enclosure he built near the lake. Later in life, Bill shared this love of “lake life” with his children and many grandchildren when he purchased and renovated a cottage on his cherished boyhood lake. Throughout his life, Bill was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman, first winning a trophy as a young man in a Devil’s Lake sailing race. His love of golf started at age 10 when he learned to play at Heatherdowns Country Club. Sport took Bill far. He would later play on the DeVilbiss High School golf team, earning a golf scholarship to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. While in college, he won a number of golf tournaments and had a scratch handicap at Heatherdowns where he won a pot-of-gold tournament in addition to at Inverness Country Club. A talented athlete, dancer, and singer, Bill was popular among young ladies. Leaving Miami University to attend Toledo University in his hometown, Bill married his college sweetheart, June Foltz, in 1953. Around that time, he joined his father and sister at the family business, Heidtman Steel Products, a premier supplier of flat rolled steel products in the Midwest. Bill started out shearing steel, but would later takeover the company from his family. After the death of his father, Fred, in 1962, Bill bought Heidtman Steel Products from his mother on a land contract in 1966. Bill continued the success of the business for many years making it his life’s work until his retirement.


Together Bill and June had four children – three boys and a girl – that they would often take on family ski trips to Boyne Mountain in Michigan and beyond to Colorado. Bill also loved to fish, and frequently went on trips throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean, often taking his sons with him to pass on his love of outdoor sport. The Florida Keys was a favorite destination. Bill married Gloria Komives in 1985. Spending their golden years together, the two enjoyed hosting family members for backyard pool parties and for holiday weekends at their Devil’s Lake cottage, which they purchased after spending several winters in Florida and deciding they wanted a place the entire family could easily access. Grandpa Bill was always ready to take his grandchildren water skiing and to load up the pontoon boat for a sunset cruise around the lake. Bill is preceded in death by wife, Gloria Heidtman, first wife, June Stalder, son Frederick “Billy” William Heidtman III, and grandson Michael Heidtman. He is survived by sister Louanne H. Emerson (Mike), son Tom Heidtman (Cammie) of Bedford, Mich., daughter Linda Heidtman of Toledo, Ohio, and son Jeff Heidtman of Bedford, Mich., along with numerous grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. He also leaves three stepsons, David Cook (Heidi) of Bedford, Penn., Christopher Cook (Kate) of Milwaukee, Wis., and Shane Komives (Alicia) of Toledo, Ohio.

Bob Holmes

Bob Holmes, an extremely humble and loving man, passed away unexpectedly on March 25. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, on Jan. 5, 1956, to Marge and Dick Holmes. He attended Blessed Sacrament grade school and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1974. He married the love of his life, Cathie (Reiter), in 1976. Through the years they raised the fab 5 which grew into their family of 20. Bob and Cathie enjoyed their Friday night dinner dates, Tigers games and spoiling their family; from dinners to vacations at the beach. You could always see the love on their faces anytime they were together. Bob’s hard work ethic began at a young age when he took over the family paper route. He caddied at Sylvania Country Club, became a bus boy at Captain Billy’s Whiz Bang where he eventually became the lunchtime cook and manager. Bob filled orders at Toledo Pharmaceuticals and in November of 1978 his father and two brothers started Lake Erie Medical and Surgical Supply, Inc. where he joined the family business and became a salesman. He eventually became part owner. In 1994, Bob and his brothers started Wellness Buy BMR, a Nikken distributorship. Under Bob’s leadership, at its peak, there were over 3,000 people in their down line. In 2001, Bob and his brother Mike started Quality Care Products, which went national in 2008. They continue expanding their business, which currently has over 100 employees. Following their father’s legacy, they continue to provide opportunities for their families and others. Bob believed that their companies were only as good as the people that worked there. Bob never stopped learning, striving to always be better in everything he did, whether it was family, work or play. He is known to many as Coach Holmes, coaching and teaching his five children’s many sports teams throughout the years. Bob has always been the #1 fan for his grandkids in everything they do. He enjoyed golfing where you would always hear his nickname “nice shot Bob” echoing from Highland Meadows Golf Club, where he was a member for 15 years, to the links in Scotland. His weekly Thursday game, weekend

rounds and on any sunny, over forty-degree day you could find Bob at Highland with his buddies. “Work hard, play harder” was always his motto. He was an active member of St. Clement Parish, where his children attended school. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Cathie (Reiter) Holmes; their starting line-up Bobby (Amy), Bri (Savanna), Jackie (Drew) Best, Alex (“Buddy” Justin) Byers, Adrianne (Josh Callaghan); their amazing and loved grandchildren Ryhliegh, Braden, Austin, Natalie, Gavin, Dylan, Ella and Henry. Bob is also survived by his loving mother, Marge Holmes, and his siblings Rick (Chris), Mike (Cindy), Mark (Keith Stoyanovich), Carol (Ed) Beers, Jeannie (Joe) Sieren; and oodles and oodles of loved ones. He was preceded in death by his father, Dick Holmes, his brother Danny and many loved family members. Bob’s mom said “God took my angel.” He did. We are just thankful that He shared him with us for 62 years. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, consider a contribution in Bob’s memory to Special Olympics of Ohio, 3303 Winchester Pike, Columbus, Ohio 43232 or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be shared with the family at

Joanne Kesting

Joanne (Schlageter) passed away Kesting peacefully at home on March 27, 2018, with her husband and daughters nearby. She had celebrated her 90th birthday on Jan. 18. Strengthened by faith, Joanne was looking forward to being reunited with her younger daughters Dianne Quinlan and Susan Sfaelos who preceded her. Her parents were A.J. “Dick” and Florence (Comte) Schlageter of Toledo. She married James B. Kesting in 1949 and they raised four daughters. Joanne excelled in the homemaking arts-perhaps not a glamorous vocation, but always appreciated by the recipients of her skills. Over the years she helped her church, several schools and organizations with volunteer needs and enjoyed golfing with Jim and many friends in Florida as well as Ohio. She maintained strong relationships with friends acquired at all times of her life. Joanne is survived by her husband of 68 years, James Kesting, daughters Karen (Russell) Smith and Mary Jo Campbell, sons-in-law Peter Quinlan and Doug Sfaelos, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandsons. Of eight Schlageter siblings, now surviving are Carol Koelsch and Edward (Ann) Schlageter. The family wishes to thank Dr. Christopher Bates, Sue Ann Rogers ad Peggy Salazar for their excellent caregiving. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences to

Brenda Kunkel

Brenda J. Kunkel, 73, went home to be with the Lord April 4, 2018. She leaves behind her loving husband and soul mate of 50 years, Clyde, her daughters and families; Jody and Grant, Lauren and Kate Beckley, and Laura and Keith, Ella and Gwen Duplain. Other surviving families include mother Evelyn Roth; Larry and Clarice Roth; Karen, Walter and Yuri Slepchuk; and Tami, Rick, Johnathan, Rachel and Ali Perdue. Brenda is a 1962 DeVilbiss High School and 1966 Bowling Green State University graduate who spent her life’s work serving others and God at Epworth United Methodist Church for 30 years as Director of Congregational Care.

Additionally, she initiated and taught Body Recall, an exercise program for mature adults. She lived her life guided by her strong faith, joy, passion, and commitment. She was a loving, caring person willing to listen, offer an encouraging word or a smile at the right time. Brenda never met an individual that didn’t know she cared about them and instantly became a friend. Brenda and Clyde thank the excellent caring staff of the Hickman Cancer Center and all of the friends who have prayed for and supported them on this journey. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Epworth United Methodist Church Memorial Garden, 4855 Central Avenue, Toledo Ohio 43615.

Norris James McNerney

Norris James “Jim” McNerney passed at home on April 3, 2018. Born in Toledo, Ohio, to John Howard and Eula Norris McNerney, he was a graduate of the Canterbury School and Williams College where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta. He was then in the U.S. Navy as an officer on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Wright. After returning to Toledo, he attended law and accounting classes at the University of Toledo and purchased the family’s roofing company. He developed it to include general contracting, construction management and industrial real estate. His son, John H. McNerney II, purchased McNerney and Son, Inc. from his father in 1996. Jim taught Junior Achievement in four Toledo area high schools and was a past president of the Toledo Small Business Association. After retirement, Jim enjoyed spending winters in Naples, Fla., where he was an avid participant in golf, tennis and bridge. Most of all, he loved his family and was a devoted, supportive father, grandfather and greatgrandfather. He is survived by his wife, Ruth “Dee Dee” Jeffries McNerney; children Katherine M (Larry), Pem E., Melissa H. (Brian), John H. II; grandchildren Trish (John), Katherine (Tom), Teddy Lee (Jay), Theodore III, Mary, B. Willard Jr., Preston Norris, John III, Steffen, Katherine, James Peter; great-grandchildren Jack, Mary Kate, Samantha, JR, James, Lawson, Keira; sister Mary Gunther. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Peter and sister Caroline. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held later in the spring with details to be announced. In lieu

of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to The John Howard McNerney Scholarship at St. Francis de Sales High School, 2323 W. Bancroft St., Toledo, OH 43607 or Queen of Apostles School, 235 Courtland Ave Toledo OH 43609. Arrangements are being handled through Walker Funeral Home 419841-2422. Condolences may be shared with the family at

Morrelle David “Rocky” Crum

Morrelle David “Rocky” Crum, 81, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away April 5, 2018, at St Anne Hospital. He was born Oct. 6, 1936, in Scarsborough, W.V., to Donice and Ora (Helms) Crum. Morrelle married his true love, Daisy Mae Pickett, Jan. 25, 1969, and together they raised five children. Rocky worked as a pressmen for many years at the Herald newspapers. He enjoyed working with wood in his work shop, painting, researching history, sharing tales and stories of his childhood, but most of all he loved family get togethers. Morrelle is survived by his loving family; wife, Daisy of 49 years; children Cindy (Robert J.) Shamy; Deanna Crum; Michael (Teresa) Collins, Angela (Everett) Morizen; Teresa (Kenneth) Webb; grandchildren Robert D., Josh, Sarah, Kimberly, Kenneth C.; brother Carol (Sybil) Crum. His parents, brother Wetzel, grandchildren Tabitha and Shannon preceded him in death. Those wishing to give a memorial are asked to consider the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Online condolences may be offered to Morrelle’s family at

Margaret Ann Sullivan

Margaret Ann Sullivan was born May 28, 1954, to Richard B. Sullivan and Elizabeth Sullivan and was raised with her eleven brothers and sisters on Garden Park Drive in Sylvania, Ohio. She attended Maplewood Elementary and graduated from Sylvania High School in 1972. She joined the U.S. Air Force and served eight years and was stationed in Hawaii. From there she worked for the government in Washington, D.C. till her retirement. She was preceded in death by her father,

Richard Burton Sullivan, her mother, Elizabeth Albertine Sullivan and her eldest brother Albert Briard Sullivan. Maggie is survived by her loving family, Jana Bishop (Bob), Frank Sullivan, Mike Sullivan (Diane), Cathey Ostermyer, Pat Sullivan (Renee), Ruth Jones (Mike), Liz Sullivan, Suzy Jones (Tom), Laura Jakes (David), Mark Sullivan (Sue) and many, many friends. The family would like to thank the staff at the Grove for their companionship and care. Also a thank you to Ohio Living Hospice for all their help and support. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association or Ohio Living Hospice. Online condolence to

Marilyn Smotherman

Our beloved mother, grandmother and greatMarilyn grandmother, “Bozo” Betty Smotherman (Stone), decided to leave this world on April 2, 2018. She missed her cherished daughter Vickie “Sammie” and her cantankerous husband, Melvin “Smuzz” Smotherman. Marilyn passed away at home with her loving daughter by her side. She is survived by her girls; Veda “Slim” (Scott) Nerowski, Vanda “Boo Boo” Stauffer and Velvet “Ducky” (Scott) Baker; her grandchildren Melissa (Adam), Rachal, Aislynn (James), Clint, Susannah, Chad, Brendon (Ellena), Justin and Carl; great-grandchildren Roy, Austin, Athena, Madalyne (Meshach), Lucas, Jamison, James, Hannah, Victoria, Evelyn, Mila, and Bennett. And her precious companion Gracie. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Our mom had a great sense of humor. There are few women who are okay being called Bozo but it was our dad’s nickname for her and she proudly drove all over town with her vanity plate “BOZOIAM.” She

enjoyed the theater, reading, painting, doing jigsaw puzzles, beading and many other things. She was an artist, she made jewelry, our Halloween costumes and the best devil’s food cake ever. Our mom was strong and independent. She fought for years to ensure her first born had every opportunity available and was forever grateful when JFK passed into law, free public education for children with disabilities. She always had her toolbox at the ready and would fix whatever needed fixing. Our mom was kind and generous. She was a wonderful mother who always kept her dignity even in the hardest of times. We were so lucky to have her. It gives us comfort knowing our mom will be greeted with open arms by our dad, sister and Uncle Dale. Give them hugs and kisses for us. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Special Olympics of Northwest Ohio. Online memorials may be offered to the family at

Margaret Osborn

Margaret K. Osborn, 99, a longtime Sylvania Township resident, passed away March 26, 2018, at the Spring Meadows Extended Care Facility. Margaret was born Feb. 28, 1919, in Grover Hill, Ohio, to parents George and Rhoda (Longworth) Kohn. She was employed for 14 years with the VanWert Telephone Company and retired from Oaks Feed Store after 26 years of service. Margaret is survived by her niece Jacqueline (Donald) Pencil. She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband Nelson Osborn; niece Mary (Robert) Weichel; sister Florence Thomas; and brothers Harry and Walter Kohn. Those wishing to offer memorials, in lieu of flowers, are asked to consider the Bedford Alliance Church, 8645 Jackman Road, Temperance, MI 48182. Online condolences to


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CRYPT IN ORIGINAL MAUSOLEUM at Toledo Memorial Park. Asking $3,500. 419-475-1321 We are moving & need to sell our cemetery plots located in Sylvania at the prestigious Toledo Memorial park. Located in the old part of the park section 16 lot 427 graves 1 & 2 under a beautiful crab tree on the corner 20 ft. from the street. Monument space included. Once you view the lots you won't want to wait any longer. Lots sell for $1300 each. Monument space is $700. They are very beautful & will serve as a lasting final resting place. $2400 for everything including all fees. Call or text Ed at 419-704-2096

BUILDING LOT FOR SALE 2510 Live Oak Desirable Stony Brook Village Owner is licensed broker Asking $38,000 Call 419-345-0617 Ottawa Hills Memorial Park Garden of Memories Two cemetary plots. $950 each includes transfer fee. Contact or call 567-342-3261


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