2017 Wedding Guide

PRESENTED BY: BARTZ VIVIANO   Ashley + Mitchell Romito June 10, 2017 Photo Credit: Considering LiLies Photography Ashley (Smith) Romito Age: 24 Occupation: 5th grade teacher Three words to describe him: Compassionate. Hilarious. Loyal. First impression of him: That he was very competitive! Mitchell Romito Age: 26 Occupation: Medical student Three words to describe her:

Local recording studios enhance musicians’ sound

As the artist’s muse beckons, it takes a great sound engineer to make a band or songwriter sound their best. A quick internet search offers hundreds of send-away options for mixing and mastering original music, but the Toledo area has local studios that offer a genuine, human experience— often at a more affordable price. With

Halloween Haunts and Happenings

Even if you’re too old to go candy collecting, you can still have a spooky sweet Halloween in Toledo. From ghostly tours to costume contests to capering with covens, we have you covered with the creepiest, weirdest, and most fun grown-up tricks and treats of the season. Friday the 13th Head downtown for Toledo’s most

2017 Beer Guide

*SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION* Hoppin’ to Please How local beer pros set the bar Crafts, drafts, bottle and cans,Toledo runs on beer. It’s the ultimate beverage— we celebrate with it, we drown our sorrows in it and we just can’t enjoy a ballgame without a cold one. It goes without saying that the local beer purveyors

30 Ways to Celebrate the Arts – A Guide to Local Shows, October Through February

Toledo’s creative community offers a bounty of opportunities. Want to celebrate the arts? We’ve selected 30 ways to fully immerse yourself in fine art, theater, film, and music. 1. Over 500 Chinese lanterns will illuminate the Toledo Zoo, from September 29-October 29, during Luminous Nights. Animal and botanical-shaped lanterns placed throughout the grounds will tell

10 under $10: Cheap Eats

If money is tight and your belly is grumbling, a drive around Toledo offers meals under $10. Whether you are looking for comfort food or something light and fresh, these restaurants have got it. From classic American fare to something outside the box, there are choices for everyone. Here’s where to look. Byblos Fine Lebanese

An updated guide to Toledo’s open mics

Whether you’re a veteran performer looking to test new material, or a rookie trying to overcome those stage-fright jitters, Toledo’s booming artistic scene offers plenty of chances to work in front of an audience via an open mic. “Open mic” is a catch-all term for an event that offers the opportunity to perform in front

Amanda Viviano’s Fabulous Tips for Fearless Wedding Florals

How do you grow into your own floral style?  Maybe this is a question you’ve already asked yourself? Maybe this is a question you’ve never considered? But if you’re getting married, or planning another event with florals, one truth holds evident: knowing what you like is the first step in getting what you want. To

Summer Wedding Guide

Erin + Mike Durinsky Put-In-Bay  Name: Erin Durinsky Age: 30 Occupation: Teacher Erin’s three words to describe Mike:  Supportive. Thoughtful. Hilarious. “I was immediately drawn to his laid-back demeanor and fun and outgoing personality.” Name: Mike Durinsky Age: 31 Occupation: Utility Industry Mike’s three words to describe Erin: Beautiful. Devoted. Kind. “I was impressed; she walked

NW Ohio Picnic Spots To Enjoy This Summer

If you’re looking for a low-key way to enjoy Northwest Ohio’s gorgeous summer days, you can’t do much better than a picnic.  A  family outing, a romantic weekend or a get-together with friends, there’s a picnic locale on this list for every occasion! Toledo Swan Creek Metropark 4301 Airport Hwy. Filled with deer and bluebirds,

Toledo-Area Swimming Holes Worth Jumping Into

Summertime means swimming time in Ohio, and there are plenty of options in the 419! Whether you need some leisurely exercise, want to meet other locals, or just have to get the kids out of the house, we’ve got the list of best swimming holes to jump into! Rolf Park Maumee Rolf Park Pool features

Take Me To The Maumee River: Businesses That Offer A Water-Fueled Adrenaline Rush

The Maumee River is open for adventure, romance, thrills, and family activities of all kinds. Toledo-area residents have choices for exploring, relaxing, or satisfying their adventurous side.   If you’re looking for a day with the family and friends, date ideas, or a water-fueled adrenaline rush, these businesses have you covered: River Lures Kayaking 419-832-0989. Riverlureskayaking.com