Field Guide: Awe-Inspiring Universe

This month the universe offers us a solar eclipse, a meteor shower, the swirling Milky Way and beyond. Day Sky The Moon will create quite a show on Monday, August 21 with a solar eclipse, passing between the earth and the sun and blocking our view of the sun. A small part of the US

Toledo According To… Robert Gutierrez of RGDEZIGNS

Name: Robert Gutierrez Years lived in Toledo: 25 years Occupation: Business Owner/ Designer at RGDEZIGNS (1316 Adams St., My story, in one sentence: Just a guy blessed with many talents who works hard and prays harder! UpTown is the place in Toledo I’m most proud of. The best meal I had in Toledo was

Ghost Hunting at the Toledo Yacht Club

The Toledo Yacht Club is home to an impressive and intricate-looking mansion — if there are ghosts to be found, you can believe that they’re haunting a swank, lakeside pad like that. And now you can find them when the TYC opens its grounds up for its nighttime Public Ghost Hunt. Special guest speaker/investigator Tim

The United Way’s annual Kickoff to Caring

$15 might not seem like a lot of money to you, but for needy students in NW Ohio, it can mean the difference between success and failure. Donate $15 to the United Way’s annual Kickoff to Donate $15 to the United Way’s annual Kickoff to Caring event, and you will fill a backpack with the

Primp Your Pit with the Toledo Humane Society

Have an aggressive-natured dog that is getting frisky on the reg? Keep a lid on the situation during the Toledo Humane Societies’ Primp Your Pit event. Lasting through August and September, with limited availability, this program offers a special $20 spaying or neutering. If the dog is over a 100 pounds, the price is $60.

Celebrate the Kentucky Derby in Toledo

Circle 2445 brings its annual Kentucky Derby party back to the Toledo Museum of Art. This party is complete with a cash bar featuring Mint Juleps, and Bourbon tastings. A taste of Kentucky with southern fare, guests are encouraged to wear their most extravagant clothing for the Derby Digs Fashion Contest. Kentucky Chrome, featuring Jason

Handmade Toledo’s 10th Maker’s Mart offers new vendors and old favorites

In April 2012, Jessica “Oh Sew Betty” Crossfield first brought more than 80 local and regional makers together for Handmade Toledo’s Maker’s Mart, the city’s first juried indie craft fair. Since then, Crossfield’s dream of a one-day event has transformed into Handmade Toledo Maker’s Shoppe, a brick and mortar offering a year-round, small-scale experience,  with

Michelle “Vod” Atkinson: Pedal Pusher

Riding a bike doesn’t mean ending up face-first on a mound of grass covered in sweat. Take ‘er easy and learn from yarn and bike enthusiast, Michelle “Vod” Atikinson. Not only can you find her at most community rides, you also can’t miss her— she’ll be dressed in colorful, vintage clothing, Vod’s outfits are often

Free Comic Book Day: Your Guide to Getting into Comics

The success of many popular comic-based movies has created a renaissance for the genre. There is, simply, no better time to be a comic book nerd. Comics can be a tricky thing to pick up, due to an almost overwhelming amount of titles. Local shops will provide new readers with a perfect jump start on

Water Watch: Something is still fishy

Members of Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie (ACLE) were on hand to protest and hand out leaflets during John Kasich’s recent State of the State speech in Sandusky. “We’re not going to let him get away with using Lake Erie as a photo op, while he lets factory farms use it as a toilet,”