A Toledo Guide to Navigating the Government Shutdown

Have you been affected by the government shutdown? Significant numbers of federal workers and their dependents certainly have. The shutdown has left government workers unemployed with their paychecks on hold, while those dependent on government support, such as those using SNAP or WIC, may also lose those resources. We’ve compiled a list of great things

In the Company of Strangers

Thomas Hofbauer’s breakout film is more relevant than ever To celebrate the 17th anniversary of Thomas Hofbauer’s directorial debut, In the Company of Strangers (2001), the film is being screened at the Maumee Indoor Theatre. It tells the story of Brian, a teenager who is arrested for assaulting a gay couple, and is sentenced to

Local Fame: Eerie Point to host album release show Jan. 11

With a wide variety of influences and an eye on success, Eerie Point is a rising star in Toledo’s local music scene. The band will host an album release show at 9 p.m. on Friday, January 11 at The Ottawa Tavern, 1817 Adams St. The show will also feature local artists Amelia Airharts, Human Juicebox,

Iron Bean Coffee: Perseverance and the Power of Social Media

It took over 15 years for Fred and Chanell Dedrick to kick-start their dream of owning a coffee shop… only the trajectory was not quite as they had envisioned. “We imagined something like Cheers, but everybody doesn’t need to know your name,” joked Fred. “Iron Bean has been 15 years in the making…we just didn’t

Eat Clean in 2019: Toledo Yoga Hosts ‘Whole30’ In January

It’s no secret, food intake and selection can lead to various health issues. Whether it’s energy level, aches, and pains, skin disorders, digestive trouble or other conditions that you can’t seem to escape, there can be a  constant struggle to maintain health and well-being. Laurie Schoonmaker, a nutrition coach and a yoga instructor at Toledo

National Holiday Budget Statistics—Toledo, We’re #488—and 16 (Nearly) Free Gift Ideas!

The holiday season has become a commercial bonanza in which billions of dollars are spent on gifts and billions are added to our credit card debt tab. But that’s not what it’s really all about, and there’s no reason to feel pressured into spending more than you can afford. Because if your holiday budget isn’t as big as you’d like, there are plenty of presents you can give that cost absolutely nothing or close to it.

77 Years After Pearl Harbor: Bush, 16 Million Americans Soldiers, and Lives Not Lost in Vain

77 years ago today, the fate of 16 million Americans soldiers was decided within a matter of minutes when the attack on Pearl Harbor drew the United States into World War II.
One day later, a 17-year-old George H. W. Bush, mourning the loss of his friends who died during the attack, attempted to enlist in the U.S. military. Too young, he was turned away, but returned on his 18th birthday to enlist in the Navy, later becoming one of its youngest aviators.

A 12,000 Mile Journey Around the U.S.—Biking for Charity

Retired Sylvania history teacher Alan Thompson has extensive bicycling experience which began in 1980 when he took his first tour through Europe. Later, during a sabbatical from teaching, he biked the U.S., Europe, Africa, Asia, and New Zealand. No stranger to long journeys on his bike (which he has nicknamed Floyd in honor of Charles

Shelter from the Storm

Toledo’s music community steps up to help a friend in need Anyone who is at all familiar with the Toledo music community knows that it is a tight-knit group, more like a big family. That’s why, when dobro player Mike Peters from Old State Line suffered a stroke, his friends knew they had to help.

2018 Guide to Downtown 419 Lunch Delivery

Need some new ideas for lunch during the workweek? Tired of ordering the same thing from the same place? Check out these restaurants and services that deliver lunch in downtown Toledo. Deliver Toledo  Delivering your favorite gems of Toledo right to your door, Deliver Toledo is a service that will bring you whichever food your