All posts by Jeff McGinnis

Discover “What’s in a Name” for classic Great Lakes ships

Learn the history behind the names of a number of ships that sailed the Great Lakes as part of a new exhibit the Toledo Zoo Aquarium. The National Museum of the Great Lakes and the Zoo are collaborating on the production, entitled “What’s in a Name.” The temporary exhibit is on display in the Reflections

Area theatre groups working together

A new cooperative effort among area theatre companies envisions working together to coordinate and share resources. A series of online virtual meetings with Toledo area theatre leaders have allowed representatives from area of companies to discuss plans for reopening amid COVID restrictions. The cooperative group, yet to adopt a formal name, has discussed looking into

Bar 145: Gastrofare and Nightlife

Bar 145 on Monroe St., sports a slogan that covers the essentials: “Burgers, Bands, Bourbon.” Bands have returned in a limited way post-shutdown, but the burgers and bourbon are still front and center. Bar 145 features a welcoming atmosphere while seriously considering customer safety in the era of COVID-19. The result is an engaging dining

Bowling Green gets a DORA program of its own

Like Toledo before it, Bowling Green has announced that a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) is opening in Downtown BG. The new project comes after months of hearings and planning by the City of Bowling Green, BG City Council, Downtown Bowling Green Social Improvement District (SID) and area business owners. In a DORA, customers can

On the Inside

It was going to be an unusual year for Toledo Pride anyway, even before COVID-19. Lexi Hayman-Staples,  the executive director of Toledo Pride, has been part of each local Pride festival since its inception in 2001. However, this year Hayman-Staples is expecting a baby in mid-August, scant days before this year’s festivities were scheduled to