TNC regulars make J&G their Thursday night destination

For the past 50 years, or maybe 49, a group of anywhere between two and 12 men get together at J&G’s Pizza Palace for TNC, or Thursday Night Club. They gather at the long table in the back, unless it’s taken by someone else, have an Upside beer or two, and order the “usual.” Their menu items most always include gyros and pizza with pepperoni, onions, ground beef, and peppers, well done with small cuts. “Occasionally, we change it up but not often,” they chuckled. Continue reading TNC regulars make J&G their Thursday night destination

Ribbon cut to open Tom Falvey Expo

Clint McCormick, race director, Glass City Marathon, Terri Kirtos, president, Toledo Roadrunners Club, Bob Baxter, president, Mercy Health – Toledo, George Rehmet, president, Road Runners Club of America, and Tara Linker, community relations, Mercy Health, cut the ribbon on April 21 to open the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon Tom Falvey Health & Wellness Expo in celebration of its new location due to the growth and expansion over an eight year partnership with Mercy Health. Continue reading Ribbon cut to open Tom Falvey Expo

Forté Music School hits high note

Thanks to the universal language of music, Virgil Lupu, an accomplished violinist, and world-traveled musician, calls northwest Ohio home. Born in Romania in a family of musicians where music was part of everyday life, Lupu started learning music at the age of 5 in a music-focused kindergarten. He began playing the violin at the age of 7. Many dedicated hours of practicing the violin followed and, at the age of 15, he started traveling the world playing music on major stages and sharing his love for music. Continue reading Forté Music School hits high note

Sylvania flag returns home

Viktor Barricklow, who now calls New Zealand home, was finally able to travel after COVID to Sylvania for a long-overdue visit with his parents, Kati and Rick Barricklow. One of his must-dos while in town was to pay a return visit to Mayor Craig Stough. His previous meeting with the mayor in September 2018 was to ask permission to fly the city’s colors at the South Pole where he was heading back to work for a second winter season. Mayor Stough gave him a Sylvania flag, which Barricklow promised to fly. Continue reading Sylvania flag returns home

Clean Up 419 beautifies Sylvania

Alex Eichner, Ben Graalman, and Connor Radkov are on a mission to clean up the 419, and they’re beginning with Sylvania. The trio, students at Sylvania Southview High School, started a club at their school after seeing a pile of trash by the road. Radkov recalled, “In April, Alex, Ben and I were driving along Centennial Road and saw a big pile of trash. A few days later we noticed it was still there. The third time we drove by the unsightly pile, we pulled over and picked it up. It was then that we noticed there was trash all the way down Centennial Road so we decided to pick that up too. It was at that moment that we decided to form the Clean Up 419 club.” Continue reading Clean Up 419 beautifies Sylvania

Komen Northwest Ohio Race for the Cure is back in person

“We’re back!” exclaims Gretchen Awad, the new executive director of the Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio Race for the Cure, to be held Sunday, Sept. 25 in downtown Toledo. “For the first time since the pandemic,  we are excited to welcome race participants in person this year and grateful for the opportunity to provide a community for anyone who has been impacted by breast cancer. Whether you are in treatment, celebrating survivorship, or a family member, friend, or loved one, we hope you will join us and be part of our collective efforts to end breast cancer forever. The Race for the Cure is about making an impact toward curing breast cancer and the funds raised through registrations, participant fundraising, and sponsorships will give more individuals who have been impacted by the disease access to resources and the support they need now.”
“The last two years have been a little challenging, not just for Komen but for everyone,” Awad says. “This year our partners, our participants, and sponsors are back in person. We are back in person 100 percent. We’re thrilled to celebrate what Komen’s mission is all about.” Continue reading Komen Northwest Ohio Race for the Cure is back in person