Return of the Ice Rink

SeaSkate Ice Skating Rink Opens Downtown It has been 30 years since Toledoans have had a public ice skating rink to enjoy during the holiday season, but that is about to change. ConnecToledo, Downtown Development Corporation and One SeaGate Partners bring us SeaSkate, a synthetic ice rink that will be located along the riverfront between

Ventura’s Celebrates 34 Years of Margaritas and Fun

What do Italian mobsters and margaritas have in common? Well, we can’t imagine that mobsters dislike margaritas, but if you want to pinpoint a connection, look no further than Ventura’s Mexican Restaurant. While the cantina is not affiliated with gangsters, the Bancroft Street building first opened in 1919 as a speakeasy called the Stork Nest.

A New Arcade Experience—Level 419

Video game arcades have enjoyed a cultural revival in the past few years. Most newer arcades, include a few rows of arcade machines paired with a nightclub vibe. Level 419 is open in Northwood with over 60 different games available in traditional arcade cabinets, making the venue one of the area’s biggest gaming selection.

Roll to the Polls

Gotcha, the company behind the downtown ToleGO bike share, is offering free bike rides on Tuesday, November 6 to make it easier for voters to “roll to the polls.” The company is doing this to address transportation barriers that often prevent people, especially young people, from voting. Use the promotional code VOTE18 on election day

“Fall in Love” with The Ability Center

For 34 years, the Auxiliary to The Ability Center, a group of ambassadors that promote major fundraising events, has hosted a Style Show Gala. Each year celebrates a different theme, this year being “Fall in Love,” featuring local vendors, a luncheon, raffles, and a spectacular fashion show including garments from shops around the area. A

City Picks Pics: The Hunt for ‘Read’ October—Photo Sweepstakes

City Picks Pics: The Hunt for ‘Read’ October is running strong NOW. 1) Enter a pic of a Toledo City Paper reader and then 2) throw in a pic of a business or event you’ve learned about from the City Paper. Get creative. Get weird. Upload here or use #citypickspics on Instagram to enter!

Winner’s pics chosen weekly. Prizes are sweep-y… local eatery gift cards abound!

A Treehouse Village at the Metroparks: IT’S HAPPENING!!!!!

In March 2017, the Metroparks announced that they were planning to build a treehouse village. We were pretty excited, and exactly 561 days later (yes, we have been counting), the Board of Park Commissioners has announced some firm plans for the Metroparks Toledo’s upcoming Treehouse Village in Oak Openings. Forewarned, there’s good news, bad news,

Meet Natalie and Latasha, US Army Veterans and Entrepreneurs

If you see camo trucks embellished with a tough Army bulldog, don’t anticipate conflict. Instead, expect to see the friendly faces of US Army Veterans Natalie Colon and Latasha Jones, owners of the new JDog Junk Removal & Hauling Toledo company. The two female entrepreneurs debuted their new environmentally-minded business on Saturday, September 22 during