Crescent residents find fun, friendships, festivities

“I feel so comfortable here. This is like living at home with a lot of people,”  noted Crescent resident Jerry Ryan. “I like the atmosphere and how everything is wide open. There are so many opportunities to do what we want to do. Everyone on staff from Diane Doneghy, the executive director of the whole campus, to Chef Tim Ruehs, to Activity Director (or the one we call the ‘entertainment boss’) Rebekah Borten, goes out of his or her way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. This is not an occasional happening. It’s how they are every day and I have lived here since last March.” Continue reading Crescent residents find fun, friendships, festivities

Create and Just Think relocate

Create partners Deborah Lambdin and Kerry Wellstein have leased the first floor at 5723 N. Main St. in the Sylvania Historical Village, relocating their Sylvania studio from 5441 Main St. The partners opened their location in Sylvania early last year as their original Perrysburg location, founded 10 years ago, continues to expand and grow. Continue reading Create and Just Think relocate

Looking Sideways – Introvert/Extrovert …Couples learn to thrive

The year-end holiday marathon—the 40 days between Thanksgiving and New Year—has finally exhausted itself—and exhausted me along with it. On Jan. 2, I celebrated my own favorite holiday—National Introvert Day (yes, that’s a real thing) by finally getting some peace and quiet and recharging my batteries. I wasn’t depressed; I was just being myself, an introvert. Continue reading Looking Sideways – Introvert/Extrovert …Couples learn to thrive

Sizzle Simmer Sauté Sylvania – Rolling through January with homemade stromboli

Stromboli, a rolled-style sandwich typically made from pizza or bread dough and filled with Italian cheeses and cold cuts, originated from the Italian American neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love, and the place I’m proud to say I’m from, is home to so many delicious culinary creations, think Philly cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, and hoagies. Continue reading Sizzle Simmer Sauté Sylvania – Rolling through January with homemade stromboli

Sylvania Then & Now – 5723 Main Street, Part 1

This property is somewhat near and dear to my heart as this is the house where I grew up. This house has that wonderful wraparound front porch, and back in the 1960s and 70s there was constant foot traffic past our house. The post office and church were across the street, the Sterling Milk store and Medic Drug Store were to the north, and downtown Sylvania to the south. Just about once or twice a week we would set up a Kool-Aid stand in our front yard, and had never ending customers. We went through lots of Kool-Aid and made enough money to take a trip down to Seitz Bakery, Lindau’s Soda Fountain, or Sterling’s for their large selection of penny candy. Remember? Continue reading Sylvania Then & Now – 5723 Main Street, Part 1