TMA Black History celebration goes online February 12

The Toledo Museum of Art will honor Black History Month with an online celebration held on February 12 at noon. Led by internationally-known performer and educator Margaret Barron and celebrated Toledo artist and educator Yusuf Lateef, the celebration will feature contributions from community leader Dr. Donald L. Perryman, a conversation featuring Toledo artist Alice Grace

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Deadline for TSA lottery extended

Parents and students interested in applying for the Toledo School for the Arts (TSA) lottery for the 2021-2022 school year should take note: The application period has been extended through February 26 of this year. As TSA is a public charter school, enrollment is determined by lottery, with any Ohio student in grades 6-12 eligible

Memorial merchandise raises funds for slain officer’s family

Local screen printing and apparel company Lateral Gig announced a plan to honor fallen Toledo police officer Brandon Stalker, by creating apparel to sell with 100% of the sale proceeds given to Stalker’s family. The apparel collection includes a T-shirt, wristband and drinking tumbler to honor Stalker, who joined the Toledo Police Department in 2018

ZESTOLEDO donates over $60,000 to charities despite Party cancellation

Photo: Nikki Morey and Ann Ebbert of Cherry Street Missions Ministries Although ZESTOLEDO was forced to cancel its 2020 Spring “Party with a Purpose” due to the COVID outbreak, the organization was still able to donate over $60,000 to area charities this year, thanks to the generosity of its sponsors and ticket buyers. ZESTOLEDO’s event, referred

Home for the Holidays: Crystal Bowersox returns to perform with TSO

It’s good to come home. Singer-songwriter and American Idol alum Crystal Bowersox hasn’t been able to visit northwest Ohio much recently. She dropped in this fall to (very) briefly see family, but has mostly been spending 2020 sequestered in Nashville, her current home. On December 19, Bowersox will make a big return to the Glass

Get Heavy, Toledo! New taproom coming to Toledo Spirits

The Toledo beer and bar scene is getting even better. A brewery and taproom, HEAVY Beer Company, is set to join the ranks in early 2021. Started by the folks who created Toledo Spirits, HEAVY just successfully completed a $10,000 Kickstarter and they are hard at work renovating the taproom, located just below Bellwether at

Zingermans’ Delicatessen’s Pie Pickup Truck is Coming in December

The Bread Box at Zingerman’s Deli. Image courtesy of Emma Boonstra For those who live outside of Ann Arbor, it can be tricky to get your hands on those delicious baked goods from Zingerman’s. However, this holiday season, Zingerman’s Delicatessen’s Pie Pickup Truck will be making stops in Toledo, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Troy, and

JumpStart makes an impact with Entrepreneur Showcase on December 1

Five area business owners will vie for $10,000 to help grow their business as part of JumpStart’s Entrepreneur Showcase on Tuesday, December 1 at 6pm. The Showcase is the culmination of JumpStart’s Impact Program, a bi-annual 12-week course where business owners participate in an intensive assistance program to help advise and mentor them. Participants in