All posts by Ashley Hill

Bring out the beautiful: OwlVision turns heads in Toledo

Phillip Callahan is a changemaker. Self-taught by long hours with the natural instincts of an artist, his unplanned photography garnered national attention for Toledo’s Black Lives Matter events last summer, as did his first photograph of the cityscape he calls home. Callahan started OwlVision LLC, making a name at music concerts while networking in Detroit,

Raise a Glass at The Heights: Fall cocktails on tap

  The Heights is happening with a new focus on barrel-aged cocktails made in house along with wine flights and locally sourced brews. Bartenders are shaking it up with seasonal libations on the twelfth floor of the Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel. If you haven’t been up, it’s time to sit down, while observing social distance

Candy Roundup: Tricks to the Best Treats

All aboard for a tour of Northwest Ohio and Southeastern Michigan treats and sweets! We’re not sure how Halloween will stand up to last year’s ghoulish gatherings, but put on your costume anyway and meet some cool people making things right. Boyd’s Retro Candy Store 945 Phillips Ave. Most Popular Candy: Frooties Some candies

Franklin Park vs. COVID: How the mall is dealing with new restrictions

Have the requests for extra cheese on your Auntie Anne’s pretzel been forever replaced by Clicklist? Do you miss finding those little perfume strips in the bottom of your purse or pants pockets? Has your window shopping been relegated to sitting on couches and watching screens? And when was the last time you asked someone

Mindful Mondays Invitation: Zooming in with Brent Haas of rustbeltZen

Brent Haas is a native Ohioan in training to be a Zen Buddhist priest. His group rustbeltZen was founded with a mission to spread zen-based meditation, mindfulness and acceptance to populations outside the temple with a special emphasis on those in recovery or experiencing emotional distress. Just be “Zen Buddhism is not about working towards

Living the hygge-life: Finding comfort with founders of The Growing Candle

As entrepreneurs, earth-lovers and partners it seems Chris and Cyndi Hileman are gardeners of the good life. Their company Hyggelight stems from a Danish word “hygge” (hoo-ga) that celebrates being in the every-day— finding comfort, getting out in nature and creating a sense of coziness right where you are.  The Growing Candle is the product