All posts by Courtney Probert

Making A Direct Difference (MADD) poets society Fundraiser

Chow down and have some fun— all for a good cause. Help support the Making A Direct Difference (MADD) poets society, who not only teach people to speak confidently in front of others, but guide youth to make a direct difference at the Madd at Manhattan’s event. There will be a silent auction and a

Murder mystery uncovers family secrets

Lydia is found dead in the town’s lake; solving the case is only the beginning. The death of James and Marilyn Lee’s favored child causes chaos within the household. The 2014 novel Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng focuses on the lives of a Chinese American family in the 70’s, uncovering all the

Fusion Pitas Offers Unique Flavor Combinations

By Courtney Probert & Bryce Buyakie In a city that loves food, where restaurants compete to stand out, it takes unique style and savvy menu options to attract attention— which the Baize Brothers of Fusion Pitas are doing with aplomb. Sam and Issa opened Fusion Pitas in August, in the space that once housed Aladdin’s,

NAMI Provides Support for those with Mental Illnesses

Don’t give up—there is help available for those battling with mental illness. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) hosts an educational night where sessions for family-to-family and peer-to-peer will be provided. Support groups will meet with presentations explaining the programs NAMI offers. The event gives local families affected by mental illness an opportunity to gain

Toledo Opera Guild’s Fundraiser, Casablanca

Belly dancers, Middle Eastern music, Moroccan culture— take a trek back in time to 1942 French Morocco during Toledo Opera Guild’s fundraiser, Casablanca. Fine wine, silent auctions and live music, from local act Raq the Casbah. For adventurous attendees, bid on the trip to New York City for a behind-the-scenes look at the fashion industry