Hip hop in Toledo was conceived in the 1980’s at house parties and school dances; places where DJs, graffiti artists and rappers often gathered to create and share compositions. These homegrown collaborations were reminiscent of a holiday dinner, where everyone was welcomed, recognized and appreciated for their contributions.
Don’t get us wrong—we love large, outdoor festivals—but as the warm weather dissipates, so does the appeal of beer-fueled crowds and daytime art fairs. Ready to head indoors for intimate art exhibits, such as the six gallery shows in Contemporary Arts Toledo’s SculptureX (September 26-27)? Or for staged plays, like Cutting Edge Theatre’s Pippin (November
The term “no-kill” is defined differently, depending on who you talk to. Because pet-owners, or those hoping to adopt a pet, might not realize the difference, Toledo City Paper examined the policies of local shelters. While approaches may vary, all shelters agree: it is much better to find a pet at a shelter than to support the often inhumane and shockingly unregulated puppy mill industry.
“Truly being able to feel, for one day, like you’re the majority, or like your voice is the loudest. It is kind of a different feeling for most people in minority groups. That goes for not just the LGBT community, but minorities in general,” said Hayman-Staples.
These area businesses are like Toledo— they’re diverse. Whether they supply electronics, serve meals, or offer medical advice, all of these business owners have three things in common: they love Toledo, they’re passionate about their customers, and they couldn’t be more excited about this city’s future.
We aren’t sure who the first person was that said, “I LOVE being single,” but we’re pretty sure they were a goddamn liar. Most people hate being single. What’s to love? Low life expectancy. Sure, that sounds great!
And maybe you’re one of the rare people that are actually #singleandlovingit—and that’s great, but we doubt it—then this guide won’t apply to you. Most likely, you are one of the many Toledoans who are #singleandtoleratingit. To that, we say: Welcome. You aren’t alone.