City Picks Pics: The Hunt for ‘Read’ October—Photo Sweepstakes

City Picks Pics: The Hunt for ‘Read’ October is running strong NOW. 1) Enter a pic of a Toledo City Paper reader and then 2) throw in a pic of a business or event you’ve learned about from the City Paper. Get creative. Get weird. Upload here or use #citypickspics on Instagram to enter!

Winner’s pics chosen weekly. Prizes are sweep-y… local eatery gift cards abound!

A Treehouse Village at the Metroparks: IT’S HAPPENING!!!!!

In March 2017, the Metroparks announced that they were planning to build a treehouse village. We were pretty excited, and exactly 561 days later (yes, we have been counting), the Board of Park Commissioners has announced some firm plans for the Metroparks Toledo’s upcoming Treehouse Village in Oak Openings. Forewarned, there’s good news, bad news,

Meet Natalie and Latasha, US Army Veterans and Entrepreneurs

If you see camo trucks embellished with a tough Army bulldog, don’t anticipate conflict. Instead, expect to see the friendly faces of US Army Veterans Natalie Colon and Latasha Jones, owners of the new JDog Junk Removal & Hauling Toledo company. The two female entrepreneurs debuted their new environmentally-minded business on Saturday, September 22 during

Toledo roads, brought to you by Domino’s®

“Paving For Pizza” isn’t a joke. If you listen to green-hued corporate city sponsors, the Glass City is paved with opportunities. And if you listen to Domino’s®, the Glass City’s roads are soon to be paved with asphalt, thanks to a new ‘public works’ campaign, “Paving For Pizza.” On Tuesday, September 25, the Toledo City

2/4 Stars: Lackadaisical Leftism in ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’

New Michael Moore film ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ features plenty of populism but not much pop. “Fahrenheit 11/9″ Rated R, 120 minutes  The ending of “Fahrenheit 11/9” is so powerful and compelling that when the lights in the theater went back on, there was dead silence. No applause, just a stunned hush from an audience that had

National Welcoming Week Highlights Toledo’s Diversity

Just over 4 percent of Ohioans were born in another country, with 3.7 percent of Lucas County’s population representing foreign-born residents. While well below the U.S. share of 13.2 percent, the greater Toledo area demonstrates a growing population of immigrants. In Bowling Green, the share of foreign-born residents represents 5 percent. In Perrysburg, 4.7 percent.

The Rep’s Fun Home celebrates lesbian graphic novelist Alison Bechdel

Toledo loves love— and equality— so it’s no surprise that The Toledo Rep chose to debut Fun Home, the true story of lesbian graphic novelist Alison Bechdel, author of the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. Bechdel took seven years to finish her graphic novel, in part due to her time-intensive artistic process of photographing

Local Beer, Local Folk, Local Fun at Oliver Hazard Day

Local folk trio Oliver Hazard has recently been steering the development of the first ever fully local craft beer festival to come to Waterville. Rallying the cross-promotion of Toledo area artisans, musicians, and business owners, the city of Waterville is presenting a great time for listening to some knee-slapping serenades. Beer You Say? Nicholas Scott