Discovery of trees

With over 100 species of trees and 208 varieties of birds that call the cemetery their home each year, Woodlawn Cemetery and Arboretum is a beautiful place to wander. The national historic site has reopened their Discovery of Trees Series led by Ohio State University Extension’s Amy Stone, who takes visitors on walks, teaching them

Beyond Green Local Food

Hosted by the Toledo Lucas County Sustainability Commission and the USGBC Ohio NW Regional Team, the Going Beyond Green Luncheon Series includes four events focused on sustainability practices in our region. This luncheon is focused on local food, with presenters from Toledo Grows, Balance Asian Grille, and SONIA Organics. $25 per luncheon. $85 for all

BGSU Black Issues Conference

Bowling Green State University hosts the 19th Annual Black Issues Conference, which includes keynote speaker Shaun King, workshops, and panel discussions. BGSU’s Black Student Union and the Office of Multicultural Affairs partnered to host the conference, with a goal to present news and issues pertinent to the African American community. The panels are run by

Seed Swap

Can’t wait for spring to finally be here? Get in the spirit of spring gardening at the 15th Annual Seed Swap hosted by Toledo GROWs. The workshop begins at 1pm and includes instruction on canning, making jam, and growing berries. Activities for children, a raffle, and lots of delicious food are just some of the

Fake News!

Can the average person really discern whether or not something is fake news? We are living in the world where the news more closely resembles a headline from The Onion than ever before. Enter NewsGuard, an extension you can add to your browser through Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari, which provides ratings regarding a website’s

Sylvania Historical Organizations Merge

Heritage Sylvania, a merger combining three historical preservation organizations, became official on January 1. The organizations, The Sylvania Area Historical Society, The Friends of the Lathrop House, and the Sylvania Historical Village, joined forces as many visitors already perceived them as one entity. With the merger, three separate entities will work as one organization that

No Fines at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library

As of January 1, the Toledo Lucas County Public Library system went fine-free. TLCPL eliminated all overdue fees to increase accessibility to library materials, a move that many libraries are making so that low-income residents don’t hesitate to use library resources. Learn more about the benefits of a no-fines policy at

Toledo Metroparks Move Inside (the Library)

Winter blues getting you down? Cheer up, because you can still enjoy nature and the outdoors, indoors. The Toledo Metroparks move inside the public libraries to host various workshops and activities on animals, winter and everything outdoors. Programs include animal tracking, birding, fly fishing, ice painting and seasonal-scapes, and much more. See what programs are

Saving Lake Erie

Saving Lake Erie On Monday, December 3, The Ohio Controlling Board approved payments of $9.9 million from the Healthy Lake Erie Fund to Lucas, Lorain and Ashtabula Counties. Monies from the fund work to end open-lake dumping of dredge materials by 2020. $4 million will go directly to constructing a Black River dredge facility in

Peter G. Rost: Champion of Justice

In 2016, the Maumee Valley Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (MVCDLA) began recognizing the contributions and accomplishments of impactful criminal defense attorneys in Northwest Ohio with an annual Liberty and Justice Award. This year’s recipient is Peter G. Rost, who will be recognized for his contributions and accomplishments, which have made a lasting impact within the

Invasion of the Shrubs

Did you know that winter is the best time of year to get rid of invasive shrubs? The Winter Invasive Species Removal Workshop, sponsored by Oak Openings Green Ribbon Initiative, teaches how to be on the defensive against the botanical pests. Part of the workshop will be held outside, so make sure to dress for