Drink up!

Drinking the water these days seems like a dangerous proposition, better stick to liquor. And when it comes to Toledo liquor, there are no better experts than this collection of bartenders, booze hounds and retailers. So pull up a stool and dip into the bar peanuts, while these whistle wetters spill their secrets. On second

Patio Guide

*SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION* Sun-worshippers, rejoice! It’s patio season. You can now enjoy all the comforts of the outdoors without any of the annoying stuff that comes from actually being outdoors— like deer ticks. But not all patios are built for all people. Dog-owners want something that allows them to bring their four-legged friends along, smokers

Migratory Bird Rendezvous

The Biggest Week in American Birding, May 5th -14th, marks the pinnacle of migratory bird season in Northwest Ohio. Our incredible rivers, lakes, preserves, parks and wetland areas provide some of the best habitat for visiting birds— those that are just passing through the area and many who stay for a season. Our prime location

Bike Guide

It’s time to saddle up—and we’re not talking about a horse. May is bike month, which entails an array of opportunities to learn, ride, and play with bicycles. Whether you’re an experienced cyclist, or haven’t touched a bike in years, there is something for everyone in this month of cycle celebration. Get ready to peddle

Metroparks of the Toledo Area plans regional trail loop

The Metroparks of the Toledo Area are working to allow us to reach them in a more exercise-conscious manner by building trails in the next 10 years, with bike-paths connecting many Toledo area parks. With 150 miles of trails already available in the Metropark system, trail-building projects and increasing the number of parks bolsters the community assett.

Ohio’s three-foot-buffer bike law keeps drivers away

Cyclists know the harsh reality of taking their life in their hands when they head out on the open road. Helmets, rearview mirrors and all the colorful, lycra bodysuits won’t save them from impact if drivers aren’t paying attention— or if drivers scare cyclists by driving too close. A recently passed Ohio law looks out

Spice up your Cinco in the 419

Toledo has a rich cultural background that spans a wide range of ethnicities, but on May 5 each year, it’s all about recognizing our Mexican populace. Commemorating Mexico’s liberation from France in the year 1862, Cinco de Mayo stands as a proud accomplishment that echos throughout history… and it’s one hell of a party. Find

Where to Find Your Party this Cinco de Mayo

Toledo has a rich cultural background that spans a wide range of ethnicities, but on May 5 each year, it’s all about recognizing our Mexican populace. Commemorating Mexico’s liberation from France in the year 1862, Cinco de Mayo stands as a proud accomplishment that echos throughout history… and it’s one hell of a party. Find

Local vendors set up shop for the 2017 farmers market season

Urban growth in Northwest Ohio makes it hard for many to remember their homegrown roots. Overwhelmed by the sheer amount of grocery stores that have popped up in the Toledo area? Shop a local farmers market, which not only brings fresh products to Toledoans, but provides a small town taste to a city on the

Culinary Mavericks: Cooking Up Knockout Collaborations in Toledo

What does it take to stand out as a chef in a city saturated with restaurants? If you’re a culinary maverick, getting noticed comes naturally. these Toledo chefs balance competition with collaboration. Rivals? Maybe. Adversaries? Not. Local chefs are allies, collaborating to keep Toledo’s culinary industry cooking. [Special Advertising Section] Steven Auxter The Oliver House

Spring Wedding Guide

  Chelsea Fisher Age: 24 Occupation: Sales Associate at Hafner Florist and Unit Secretary at Flower Hospital Three words to describe your partner: Dedicated, loving and caring. What was your first impression of your partner? This guy likes to have fun.  Did you imagine your wedding day as a little girl? Was it like that?

5 Crazy Minor League Theme Nights The Mud Hens Should Adopt

This year, the Mud Hens give special love to M*A*S*H, Star Wars, the Beatles and Legos, which are all cool. But every night could be a theme night. These are five actual theme nights from other minor league ballparks that the Mud Hens should try out on fans: KISS Night (El Paso Chihuahuas): Even if