Seize the Vine

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SELL SECTION Artist and polymath Leonardo Da Vinci once said, “The discovery of a good wine is increasingly better for mankind than the discovery of a new star.” While we think the Renaissance Man’s words are extreme, we find it hard to argue with one of history’s most prolific and successful inventors about

Holiday Gift Guide: Wish List

‘Tis the season to give and be thankful. Show your friends and family how much you appreciate them with a gift that supports local business. Whether you are picking out something specific at a local shop, or want to treat your friend to the flexibility of a gift card, you’ll find exactly what you need

2017 Dining Awards Winners

Best View WINNER: Real Seafood Company 22 Main St., 888-456-3463. realseafoodcotoledo.com When you’re a seafood joint, it helps to have a waterfront address. Real Seafood Company goes above and beyond with the best view of the Maumee River, but also showcasing the breathtaking Toledo skyline. FINALIST: Webber’s Waterfront Restaurant 6339 Edgewater Dr., Erie, MI. 734-723-7411

How Thomas Jackson’s garden grew into a controversy

On June 22, the Toledo Lucas County Public Library hosted a forum on urban agriculture. The lineup of speakers included members of the Toledo City Council, the Board of County Commissioners Pete Gerken, representatives of the Lucas County Green Party, and the Lucas County Auditor’s office. Commissioner Pete Gerken began his comments by saying, “pioneers

Toledo City Paper’s Poetry and Fiction Contest 2017

“I think I shall never see, a poem as lovely as a tree,” wrote poet Joyce Kilmer in 1914. Too bad he wasn’t able to check out the 2017 entries to the City Paper’s annual Poetry and Fiction contest. Toledoans sent us their self-penned words poetry and short fiction, with all entries capped at 365

The State of Urban Agriculture

In Rust Belt cities like Toledo, where populations are dwindling and vacant lots abound, urban farms are community-driven solutions that lend a progressive thinking to the renewal process. But the issue at the heart of urban farming is more basic: people are hungry. Urban farmers know this. “We (central city residents) are not getting the

Toledo Pride: Coming out for the community

We know, the month of Pride is June— but pride doesn’t expire. Toledo dedicates one lively weekend in August to focus on celebrating the LGBTQ+ community during Toledo Pride. Lexi Hayman-Staples, executive director of Toledo Pride, chose the late-summer weekend to not compete with other major cities’ already-established June Pride celebrations. Since the inaugural Toledo

Locally Grown Made in Toledo: Great Businesses, Great People

Some businesses are nearly synonymous with Toledo. Others are up-and-coming, paving a new path to success. Despite diverse practices and professions, all of these locally-owned businesses have one thing in common— they love this city. Home is where the heart is, and we’re glad their roots are planted firmly in Toledo. Gini Behrendt Owner of

Single in the Glass City 2017

Are you a single player? Looking to hit the clubs? We spoke to eight Toledo singles about linking up, hitting the greens and having great game. Before you meet them during our Single in the Glass City party, read on to see who’s an ace, who’s got the best shot, and what tees them off.