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

Tam-O-Shanter Sports assumes managerial role of 53-year-old Ottawa Park Ice Rink

At the opening of the Ottawa Park Outdoor Ice Rink this season, Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz announced the city’s affiliation with Sylvania Tam-O-Shanter, which is now providing management and programming services for the 53-year-old recreation facility. Toledo City Council voted unanimously to accept the affiliation. “This just makes good sense,” noted Mayor Kapszukiewicz. “Management and programming is what the Tam-O-Shanter people do.” Continue reading Tam-O-Shanter Sports assumes managerial role of 53-year-old Ottawa Park Ice Rink

Chris and Kristy’s Boutique opens in downtown Sylvania

Chris and Kristy Binkowski have opened Chris & Kristy’s Boutique featuring their curated jewelry collection at 5658 N. Main St. “We are so happy to be in downtown Sylvania,” Chris said. “The new building owners are planning to renovate the exterior of the building and we will have a large plate glass window, which will give our boutique a great deal of visibility.” Continue reading Chris and Kristy’s Boutique opens in downtown Sylvania

The Devers Difference …

The Devers Difference … these three words have been the mantra for the way business is done at Vin Devers Autohaus of Sylvania. The family-owned Mercedes-Benz and Audi automobile dealership, located at 5570 Monroe St., will celebrate 67 years of operations in Sylvania in 2023. Company president and second-generation owner Paul Devers attributes the company’s longevity to the outstanding customer service provided by everyone at the dealership. Continue reading The Devers Difference …

Sylvania Arts has new director

Ken Dymond has been named the new Sylvania Arts Executive Director. He assumed the position in mid October.

Dymond is no stranger to the organization. He has been a volunteer for the past eight years helping with Maple & Main; Shorties U, Film Festivals and more.“I thought I was very familiar with Sylvania Arts, but I am finding there is so much more now that I’m on this side of the desk,” he shared. “I am thrilled to be a part of Sylvania Arts and to work with the amazing volunteers we have and with the Sylvania community as well.” Continue reading Sylvania Arts has new director

All the right elements for success

Umami is the taste profile that describes the depth of flavor in a dish. It is also the best description for Element 112, which has added a depth of flavor and style to downtown Sylvania for over 10 years. And now, it is expanding its flavor and business palette even more.

On Nov. 10, the Sylvania Area Community Improvement Corporation presented Chris Nixon and his mother Michele Nixon, from Element 112, a check for $50,000, to assist with the new investment in their operation. The restaurant owners applied for and received a SACIC five-year, two-percent loan. Continue reading All the right elements for success

Adventus holds ground breaking

The Adventus Climbing partners held a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 1 at their new location at 2900 N. Reynolds Rd. The area’s first full-service climbing center is under construction with plans to open its doors in June, 2023. The facility will be 12,000 square feet with a climbing surface of 10,217 square feet. The wall height will be just under 40 feet and it will be manufactured by Walltopia, a company that designs and manufactures the most advanced climbing facilities in the world. Continue reading Adventus holds ground breaking

Sylvania Family Pharmacy offers personalized service

University of Toledo School of Pharmacy graduate Abe El Khatib has realized his dream of business ownership.

From early in his childhood, Abe El Khatib, PharmD, RPh, has wanted to help people. He also wanted to follow in his entrepreneurial family’s footsteps and be in business for himself. He found the best route to accomplish his goals was to leave his native Lebanon moving to northwest Ohio to join his brother in his pharmacy and learn the business. He also learned about his new adopted country and community. While working he attended the University of Toledo, graduating from the School of Pharmacy. Continue reading Sylvania Family Pharmacy offers personalized service