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By Christine A. Holliday Herald Writer

The crowd wasn’t too big but the topic of conversation was: the 4.9 mill operating levy that will be on the ballot in Sylvania on May 3. Twenty people met in the cafeteria at McCord Junior High School on April 14 at one of three community meetings held by the Sylvania Board of Education, school administrators and levy chairs last

week to learn more about the levy, and to ascertain why supporters believe its passage is crucial to the success of Sylvania Schools. One of the three levy chairpersons, Deb Jennings, opened the informal meeting with

a bit of a history lesson about the

levy. She recalled that the 4.9 mill operating levy that was passed in 2004 with the hope and desire

the funds raised would provide financial stability to the district for five years. Mrs. Jennings explained the levy lasted seven years, much beyond what was expected, but saidd a new levy would be necessary, even with the consistent commitment of the administration and school board to be good stewards of the District’s money. “We can be especially proud of the shared sacrifice of every single employee group, to the tune of $1.4 million,” she said, “but the District needs to come up with money to offset the $3.7 million in expected cuts from the State in 2012. We are looking to sustain what remains after the recent cuts of 120 positions and other cuts.” She continued, “The levy would raise $7 million that wouldn’t be collected until 2012.

It would cost the owner of a house

with an assessed value of $100,000 just $150 per year. It won’t bring back anything of the cuts that have been made up to this point. Those programs and positions are gone, but the levy will help us preserve the excellence we know and have come to expect in our schools.” If the levy doesn’t pass, there will be cuts to several programs, a loss of 50-60 additional positions, higher class sizes and reduced academic programs, loss of high school bussing and reduction of elementary bussing. Also affected would be high school bussing to Catholic high schools and elementary schools. (Prior to the meeting, District communications coordinator Nancy Crandell also noted all funds for athletics and other extracurricular activities

funds for athletics and other extracurricular activities Christine Holliday photo Deb Jennings, one of three
funds for athletics and other extracurricular activities Christine Holliday photo Deb Jennings, one of three

Christine Holliday photo

Deb Jennings, one of three co-chairs of the Levy Committee, is the parent of four boys who were educated in Sylvania Schools. She led the discussion at

a community meeting about the levy on April 14.

would be taken out of the General Fund, which could mean student athletes would be forced to “pay to play” in amounts from $600-$800 per player per sport) Superintendent Brad Rieger acknowledged the failure of the levy, coupled with anticipated 2013 cuts from the State of Ohio of $4.8 million, would “make a tough situation even tougher. It will be challenging.” He added the District would have liked to ask for a higher millage for the 4.9 mill levy that was defeated in November, 2010 but agreed to take the advice of the committee that recommended the 4.9 mill figure. Mrs. Jennings said the levy committee recognizes people are “tax weary” and that $150 is no small amount for families trying to make ends meet. “But,” she said, “There is a

value to our community that our schools offer. My husband and I moved here for the schools, but stayed here for the community. What happens here in the schools spills out into the community. This is a community where everyone gets involved in things, and the schools are the cornerstone of the quality of life we all appreciate.” She concluded, “People are dealing with the economic realities of unemployment or downsizing. I would never say that $150 isn’t a lot of money. But I think when you are looking at your menu of items you are going to spend your money on, you don’t get more value for your buck than giving a dollar that goes to a school system.” She encouraged those present to look for more information at www.voteforsylvaniaschools.com and to attend a rally in support of the levy, to be held at Southview High School on Saturday, April 30 at 9:30 a.m.

Miss Ohio opens baseball season with National Anthem

By Scott Grau Herald Writer

Sylvania native and current Miss Ohio, Becky Minger, was honored to sing the National Anthem at Fifth Third Field to open up the 2011 Toledo Mud Hens home baseball season on Apr. 14. The Mud Hens hosted the Columbus Clippers in what is thought to be the first- ever doubleheader played on opening day. A sold-out crowd of 12,825 fans – third largest in the ballpark’s history – were on-hand to watch the Hens fall to the Clippers 1-0 and 7-1 in both contests. In honor of the 10 th anniversary of Fifth Third Field and their 25 th consecutive year as the Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, the Mud Hens organization wanted opening day to be a bit more special

this year and this included having Miss Ohio participate in the pre-game ceremonies. A 2005 graduate of Northview High School, Minger displayed her vocal

talent as she sang the national anthem. She was crowned Miss Ohio on June 19, 2010. Last May, prior to winning

the her title, Minger was one

of 13,200 record-setting fans who packed the stadium to watch American Idol runner- up Crystal Bowersox throw

out the first pitch and perform

the national anthem.

Minger, who graduated from Bowling Green State

University last spring with

a major in interpersonal

communications and a minor in political science, is winding down her year-long reign as Miss Ohio. She has spent the past ten months traveling extensively throughout the state making appearances and promoting

throughout the state making appearances and promoting Scott Grau photo Sylvania’s Becky Minger sang the National

Scott Grau photo

Sylvania’s Becky Minger

sang the National Anthem in front of nearly 13,000

fans at opening day for the Toledo Mud Hens on Apr.

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required to select a platform. Minger first began competing in the Miss Ohio Scholarship Program in 2006 and has participated in the state pageant five times earning first runner-up decisions in 2006, 2008, and

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Take me out to the ballgame

Spring weather continues to fluctuate between warm and cold but that hasn’t stopped the beginning of baseball season. From Little League to the Toledo Mud Hens, teams around the area have thrown out their first pitches and are already well underway into their seasons. The crack of a bat will be a familiar sound for many in the coming months and the crowds will grow larger as the weather improves. Play ball!

crowds will grow larger as the weather improves. Play ball! Scott Grau photos Mud Hens center

Scott Grau photos

Mud Hens center fielder Clete Thomas gets ready with his team during player introductions before the first game opening day.

player introductions before the first game opening day. Toledo Mud Hens starting pitcher Thad Weber throws

Toledo Mud Hens starting pitcher Thad Weber throws his best stuff against the Columbus Clippers on opening day but the Mud Hens lost both games of the double-header 1-0 and 7-1.

Mud Hens lost both games of the double-header 1-0 and 7-1. Christine Holliday photo U-11 Sylvania

Christine Holliday photo

U-11 Sylvania Mavericks pitcher Andy Riggs lets one go in his team’s season opener. The Mavericks lost to the Ohio Cardinals in the game at Pacesetter Park. Riggs and his teammates are part of the travel team coached by Spike Holliday and Charlie Brown.

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Women’s Initiative Celebrates 10 th Anniversary

It hardly seems possi- ble that ten years ago the Women’s Initiative be- gan. A colorful invitation from Sara Jane DeHoff inviting one to Toledo Country Club did not go unnoticed by almost 100 women. Fast forward to today and the group is still doing amazing work, having raised over one million dollars and con- tinuing to meet the needs of the community most importantly in projects that assist women and children. The 10th anniversary celebration was held at the Owens Corning Head- quarters on Apr. 6. Guests arrived to hear Ninive Ca- legari, co-founder of 826 Valencia, a philanthro- pist, educator, innovator and advocate, speak. She is a veteran teacher with almost ten years in the classroom including experience in both charter schools and large com- prehensive high schools. She is the co-founder and former executive direc- tor of 826 Valencia, and most recently served as the CEO of 826 Nation- al. Under her leadership, both organizations were recipients of numerous awards and recognitions. The 826 Foundation is

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Washington. This year is sure to be just as memo- rable, featuring a heart- felt video tribute to Amy Weemes from her sons and the people who know her best. University of To- ledo head football coach Tim Beckman and a num- ber of his staff members will be in attendance to congratulate Amy and her son Eric on the integrity he shows on and off the football field. Tickets for the 17th Annual Mom’s Night Out benefitting Mom’s House are $100 each and tables of 10 may be purchased for $950. Attendees can look forward to an eve- ning of cocktails, grazing stations, a silent auction and dancing. The pro- ceedings begin at 7 p.m. Founded in 1983 in Johnstown, PA, by a group of Citizens Con- cerned for Human Life, Mom’s House® offers single parents, facing an

Miscellaneous Memories:

Readers Speak

I recently read a sign that said “In two days, tomorrow will be yesterday.” For some reason, that gave me a feeling of satisfaction, like we’re all living in the past. Here are some contributions from local citizens about the old days. Sylvanian Douglas M. Roy thinks back:

“I remember going to Howards Gas and Oil on the corner of Main and Monroe where the park is now. They were the last locally owned station, I recall, and were gone by the late 70s. Also, the fire department used to flood what is now the parking lot at Memorial Field so that we could skate. I remember putting on my skate guards and walking across the street with a shovel to make a hockey rink for impromptu games with neighborhood kids. It was difficult to transition to Tam-O-Shanter because we got used to skating on bumpy ice. Frozen toes were a real issue in those days as we did not want to come in. Also, we used to have a community talent show at the Burnam Building. “Overheard recently at the Sylvania Senior Center:

Elderly Man: “My family had the old Hudson dealership in town. Senior Woman: “You mean, back when you could buy a new car for

$1000?”

Another Elderly Man:

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Green programs scheduled

The City of Sylvania has scheduled two upcoming green programs: Arbor Day and Shred Day. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in these programs about improving the environment. The City of Sylvania will have its annual Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, Apr. 29 at the City Administration Building grounds, 6730 Monroe Street from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The City of Sylvania has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day th

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National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service. To become a Tree City USA, a community must meet four standards:

a tree board or department,

a tree care ordinance, a

comprehensive community forestry program and anArbor Day observance. Sylvania has met these standards for

twenty-nine years, leading to

a better quality of life for all

of our residents. Since 1975, over 7,700

street trees have been planted

by the City of Sylvania Parks

and Forestry Division. This year 500 trees are being planted in Harroun Park to replace trees lost to emerald

ash borer damage. City forestry programs not only plant new trees but also

prune and take care of trees

in our parks, public lands and

street right-of-ways. The City of Sylvania will be hosting its fifth annual “Shred Day” on Saturday, Apr. 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m, rain or shine. AccuShred LLC will again bring their document destruction

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about 400 vehicles dropped

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it Easy; The Big Sacrific-

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America’s Teachers.” Us- ing the book as an inspira- tion Ninive is producing

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called “Come Back Mr. Dearman” which will il- luminate issues around our nation’s effective teachers. Chairman of the event was Meg Ressner with assistance from the group that included Linda Liber, Mary Sabin, Sara Jane DeHoff, Mary Kennedy, Sara Skirvin and Carolyn Mathews. Simone Hayes introduced the speaker.

Mom’s House to Host Annual Mom’s Night Out Mom’s House® of To- ledo, a local, non-profit organization that supports the educational efforts of low-income, single young mothers, celebrates its 18th year of service with its Mom’s Night Out An- nual Gala and Auction at The Pinnacle on Friday, May 6. This year, the occasion will honor Mom’s House champion, Amy Weemes, and her two sons, DJ, a senior student-athlete at Springfield High School, and Eric Page, an All- American college football player at The University of Toledo. Christina Ro- driguez, executive direc- tor of Mom’s House, says Amy’s recognition is well deserved for the inspira- tion she’s brought to so many young mothers in the Toledo community. “Amy faced all the fi- nancial and emotional struggles of raising chil- dren as a single parent, yet she always pushed for a bright future for her boys,” Rodriquez said. “Her story resounds loudly in the lives of the young mothers at Mom’s House, and has encour- aged them to persevere and build hope for their own families. “ Past functions have paid tribute to celebrity moms such as Gladys Knight, Kaye Lani Rafko- Wilson, Mary Beth Zo- lik of 101.5 The River, Fran Anderson and Lisha

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tion, find jobs and get off of welfare. Those young moms who entered the program are now teachers and accountants, nurses and insurance adjusters, medical technicians and engineers and physical therapists. Many of them are married and have had other children. They prove that Mom’s House® of- fers hope-filled solutions to single parents faced with the challenge of an unplanned pregnancy. Please send all infor- mation to Pat Nowak, Sylvania Herald, 5700 Monroe St., Suite 406, Sylvania 43560, or e-mail to nowakp112946@aol. com. Please make sure to send information in time for publication deadlines.

“Yeah, I bought from him. He overcharged me I paid $2000!” Sylvania Historian Trini Wenninger on social networking sites, and their role in historical interests:

“When the Internet was still new to me, I sought out online communities of people like me and was pleased to find other people throughout the country with the same historical interests. Now I use Facebook to keep up with others and organizations. Among my online contacts, I have some that portray various time periods, others that participate in Civil War reenactments, and yet others that focus on all things Laura Ingalls Wilder. I can also follow historical happenings, being connected with historical societies and groups. If I have a question, it’s like having a panel of experts at my fingertips.” Vikki (Bonkowski) Marshall responded to a previous column on Bean

If I remember correctly, the contestants were required to be high school seniors. I was among the seniors that graduated in 1976, the last year of Sylvania High School. The next school year was the beginning of Northview and Southview. We rode in a parade that morning (in the back of convertible cars, no less) and the competition was in the evening. The contestants had to model casual and formal wear. We also had to answer a question from the judges, like ‘If you could marry anyone in the world, who would it be?’ I was lucky enough to be first runner-up, beaten by Bean Queen Linda Ice, who was crowned by the previous year’s winner. Our picture was featured on the front page of the Sylvania Sentinel. The Bean Queen contest was the highlight of the festival, which was quite small, with a few rides,gamesandconcession stands. However, we had fun! Thanks for the memories!” Former Sylvanian David Miller used to work at the Allen V. Smith bean packing plant described in that column. He was 16 and would unload box cars, weigh the beans, sew storage bags together and run the tow motor. He recalls it was hard work, especially going into the hopper to clean it out but he had fun. Sylvania Historian Gayleen Gindy reminisces about her youth:

Downtown Sylvania was awesome when I was a kid. Western Auto, a pet shop, art gallery, Hale’s Drug Store, bowling alley, bike shop, Lindau Drug with their soda fountain, the bakery, post office and Sterling Milk Store, known for their shelves and shelves of penny candy. I often hear references to how nylon stockings were in short supply during wartime. I can’t help but think if that happened today, nobody would notice.” So, do you have old Sylvania memories? Share them at SylvaniaHistory@ gmail.com or 419-318- 9632 and they could appear in a future column!

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The Howe School announces Honors List

The Howe School (former- ly Howe Military School), a private co-educational college reparatory school for grades 5-12 located in northeastern Indiana, has announced their Dean of Academics Honors

List for the fourth six-week grading period of the 2010- 11 school year. Cadet Brett Hendricks, a junior at The Howe School and the son of Valerie Hen- dricks of Sylvania, received

this special award by attain-

ing at least a 3.0 average in his studies in a college-prep curriculum. Cadet Hendricks has at- tended Howe since January

2010.

Johns Hopkins announces Dean’s List

BALTIMORE- Jiayun Lu of Sylvania was named to the Dean’s List for academic ex- cellence for the fall 2010 se- mester at The Johns Hopkins University. To be selected for

this honor, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale in a pro- gram of at least 14 credits with at least 12 graded credits. Jiayun Lu is the daughter

of Xinfang Lu and Chaoxin Hoh and attended Sylvania Southview High School. Jiayun Lu, who is majoring in chemistry, will graduate in May 2011.

St. Francis announces honor roll

St. Francis de Sales High School recently announced

its third quarter honor roll for the 2010-11 school year. To be included on the President’s List, a student must have an average of 4.333 or better with no mark below an A-. First Honors are awarded to

a student having an average

of 4.0 or better with no mark below a B-. Second Honors are awarded to a student hav- ing an average of 3.000 or better with no mark below a C-. The following students from the Sylvania area were placed on the honor roll:

President’s List: Jack- son Bonfiglio, Johnathan Britsch, Patrick Davis, Ja- cob Delo, Charles Filipiak, Louis Filipiak, Joseph Gra- nata, Colin Kenney, Mat- thew Kirian, Daniel Lenart, Austin McHugh, David Nees and Alexander Wis- niewski. First Honors: Joseph An- tonini, Skyler Baugher, Drew

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Police Report

Taking identity of another:

On Apr. 4, at the 7000 block of Elden Drive, a victim reported unknown suspect(s) used his personal information to make fraudulent online purchases. Driving under suspension:

On Apr. 5, at Summit and Ma- plewood, a suspect was stopped for driving under suspension/ ALS OVI related. The vehicle did not belong to the suspect. Arrest: On Apr. 5, at the

5400 block of Grey Drive, Ian

M. Ivan, 30, was found at home

with a warrant for operation of

a vehicle at stop signs and was issued a summons. Felonious Assault: On Apr.

5, at the 5600 block of W. Alex-

is Road, a suspect attempted to

cause serious physical harm to both victims with a steak knife. Arrest: On Apr. 5, at the

5400 block of Grey Drive, Ann

Marie Malone-Moody, 30, was found at home with a warrant for permit operation without license and was issued a sum- mons. Police report: On Apr. 5, at

the 6700 block of Erie Street, a person requested police make

a report to document damage

done to her residence. Arrest: On Apr. 5, at the

6700 block of Monroe Street,

Douglas A. Keefer, 36, turned himself in at court on a SOE warrant for three days in jail.

He was released after resched- uling his days in jail. Drive under influence, sale to minors: On Apr. 5, at the

6100 block of Monroe Street, a

17 year old suspect was stopped for a traffic violation and found

to be OVI. A urine test was ad- ministered and he was released to a parent. Vandalism, criminal damag- ing: On Apr. 6, at US 23 and Monroe Street, unknown sus-

pects knowingly caused harm to a vehicle that is used in the owner’s profession or business. The suspects also caused harm to another vehicle without the owner’s consent. Arrest: On Apr. 6, at the 6700 block of Monroe Street, Jason

M. Jeffries, 23, was served on

a warrant for domestic violence

and was released on an own re- cognizance bond. Police report: On Apr. 5, at the 8100 block of Mitchell, a person reported suspicious cir- cumstances. Criminal damaging: On Apr. 6, at the 4800 block of New England Lane, a victim stated his vehicle was keyed by un- known suspect(s). Theft: On Apr. 6, at the 3800 block of Hampstead Drive,

a victim stated property was

taken from their home without their knowledge or consent. Arrest: On Apr. 7, at the

6400 block of Monroe Street,

Alicia B. Walls, 46, was stopped

for a traffic violation and found

to have warrants for license re-

quired, signals before changing

course and seat belt required. She was issued a summons. Telecommunications harass- ment: On Apr. 7, at the 6000 block of Colonial Court, a sus- pect left numerous unwanted messages to the victim causing

her to feel threatened. Found property: On Apr. 7, at the 5600 block of Monroe Street, a dirt bike was found.

Arrest: On Apr. 8, at the 6400 block of Monroe Street, Gareth E. Warrington, 47, was stopped for a traffic violation and found

to have a warrant for D.D. into.

He was issued a summons.

Arrest: On Apr. 8, at the

6700 block of Monroe Street,

Nicholas R. Mattoni, 24, turned himself in at court on an SOE

warrant. He was released after rescheduling his days in jail. Arrest: On Apr. 8, at the

6400 block of Monroe Street,

David Fate Drake, 34, was at the location and found to have

warrants for DC into, fail to stop after accident and reck- less operation. He was issued a summons and released. Police report: On Apr. 8, at the 5600 block of W. Alexis Road, a person responded to

a fire call and was concerned

about some issues at the listed

address. Police made a report for documentation. Drive under influence, en- dangering children: On Apr. 8, at the 5300 block of Silica Drive, a suspect was stopped

for a traffic violation and found

to be OVI. The suspect submit-

ted to a urine test. Arrest: On Apr. 8, at the 6700 block of Monroe Street, Mark

D. Steward, 37, was stopped for

a traffic violation and found to

have a warrant for contempt of

court. Arrest: On Apr. 8, at the 6500

block of Monroe Street, Hugh

D. Thompson, 26, was stopped for a traffic violation and found

to have warrants for probation

violation- disorderly conduct, display of expired license plates and obstructed license plates. He was placed under arrest and booked at Lucas County Jail. Telecommunication harass- ment, illegal use of a minor in nudity: On Apr. 8, at the 4600 block of Longfellow Drive, Victim #1 stated she and her daughter, Victim #2, had been

receiving harassing texts, pic- ture mail and phone calls from Suspects #1, #2 and #3 for the past six days. Victim #2 also claimed Suspects #1, #2, #3 and #4 took lewd photographs of

her while she was sleeping and

sent them to Witness #1 and un- known individuals. Forgery: An unknown sus- pect attempted to use a $5 bill reprinted as a $100 bill. Drive under influence: On Apr. 9, at the 5200 block of Harroun Road, Gary E. Aldrich, 65, was stopped for a traffic violation and found to be OVI. The suspect refused a chemical breath test. Petty theft: On Apr. 9, at the

6400 block of Monroe Street, a

pizza delivery sign was stolen from a vehicle. Domestic violence: On Apr.

9, at the 4900 block of Weld- wood Lane, Joseph B. Torres, 55, and Joseph J. Torres, 33, did knowingly cause physical harm to one another. The elder Torres also caused physical harm to a third victim. Arrest: On Apr. 8, at the 6500 block of Cornwall Court, Ben-

jamin F. Taylor, 38, was located

just outside a residence during an unwanted person complaint. He was found to have warrants for false information to a police officer and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was trans- ferred to Perrysburg Township custody. Arrest: On Apr. 11, at the

6700 block of Monroe Street,

Mary J. Gill, 26, turned her-

self in at court on a warrant for domestic violence. She was re- leased on an own recognizance bond. Arrest: On Apr. 11, at the

6700 block of Monroe Street,

Lori E. Shambarger, 42, turned

herself in at court on an SOE warrant. The judge released her on bond. Obstructing official busi- ness, resisting arrest: On Apr.

11, at the 6400 block of Monroe Street, Chanielle A. Comrie, 30, did hamper or impede a public official in the performance of the public official’s lawful du- ties. Comrie also recklessly re- sisted the lawful arrest of her-

self. Theft: OnApr. 11, at the 4800 block of Parkgate, unknown person(s) entered the victim’s vehicle and took a GPS, iPod Touch and cell phone charger without permission. Taking identity of another: On Apr. 11, at the 6600 block of Ma- plewood, a victim reported un- known suspect(s) used her credit card number to make purchases.

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Burglary suspect still at large

SYLVANIA– Sylvania Police have arrested Rolland Houke, 18, of Toledo, Diana Schaub 27, of Swanton and Juanita Osley, 20, of Toledo. The arrests were made in connection to a March 13 armed robbery of a husband and wife on Apple Meadow Drive in Sylvania. A fourth suspect, Shahid McClellan, 19, of Toledo, is still at large and is wanted on aggravated robbery charges. McCellan is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of McClellan is asked to contact the Sylvania Police Division at

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Sylvania Students visit Washington, D.C.

Sylvania Students visit Washington, D.C. Photo submitted Fourty eighth grade students and four adult chaperones, from

Photo submitted

Fourty eighth grade students and four adult chaperones, from Arbor Hills, McCord and Timberstone Junior High Schools spent part of their Spring vacation touring the sites of Washington, D.C. The weather was very pleasant, which allowed them to take lots of photos of the cherry blossoms, which were in full bloom. The group traveled with Eddie Boggs, of American City Tours. Boggs, who is a licensed Washington DC tour guide, is a retired teacher and counselor of 34 years at McCord Junior High School. A much larger group from the same schools will travel to D.C. in June with American City Tours. Boggs has a long history of taking students to D.C., as parents of several of the students traveling on these trips also made a similar trip with him when they were eighth grade students in Sylvania.

Seslar performs in UF Spring Chorale Concert

FINDLAY- The University of Findlay’s Concert-Chorale presented “Anthem for Spring” on Apr. 3 in the Winebrenner Theological Seminary TLB Convocation Center. Laura Seslar, a senior pre-veterinary medicine/biology major, performed with the group. Seslar, a 2007 graduate of Sylvania Northview High School, is the daughter of Christine Seslar of Sylvania. At UF, Seslar is active in Sigma Kappa Sorority

and Mortar Board Honor Society. The 90-voice choir was conducted by Micheal F. Anders, Ph.D., professor of music, and accompanied by Sharon Vaas. The performance included “Anthem for Spring” from the opera “Cavalleria Rusticana” by Pietro Mascagni, featuring soprano Sandra Agans. Also on the program was a 20-minute choral tribute in honor of the 80 th birthday of composer Stephen Sondheim.

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SYLVANIA- The Sylvania High School Medical Technologies (Med Tech) students are juniors and seniors who are studying to become health care professionals. These students belong to a co-curricular club called HOSA – Health Occupations Students of America. HOSA was founded to promote and enhance the development of future health professionals and is not only a local organization but reaches nationwide; with over 100,000 members and over 30 states with members. At the National level HOSA has partnered with JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) to promote awareness of Type 1 Diabetes and to raise money to find a cure for diabetes. All across the United States HOSA students are working on this project, as well as the local Med Tech/HOSA students. Locally, the Sylvania Med Tech students started with getting the school involved in the project. They hosted a whole school “Cupid Shuffle” and charged fellow students to come “Shuffle for a Cure.” Over 760 students participated in the school-wide event and raised about $1,000 dollars for JDRF. The videotaped Cupid Shuffle was posted on YouTube on Valentine’s Day. The students then

put out a challenge to all Sylvania Schools to raise money for JDRF,

in a friendly race to raise

the most money for the cure. So far Northview High School, Southview High School, Maplewood Elementary, and Arbor Hills Junior High School have risen to the challenge. Each school is completing different activities to raise money- from selling cut- out shoes to hosting a student/staff basketball game. The Med Tech students have also been reaching out to the community, working with local businesses. Krogers and other local businesses are being provided with posters and flyers to

encourage donations and awareness of JDRF. The students have also approached Wal-Mart and Shmucker’s to donate and/or match the money they raise. The culminating event will be a JDRF Benefit concert on April 30 from 7-9:30pm at Sylvania Northview High School in their new Performing Arts Center. The concert will include performances from Tantric Soul, a local band that headlines at Fat Fish Blue, Skoobie Snaks, a diverse cover band from the Sylvania area, and Mt Fuji and the

Eruptions, another local variety band. All the bands have ties to Sylvania with either children attending Sylvania schools, living and working in the area, or are Sylvania school’s graduates. The event will also include a dance performance from Dance FX. A spokesperson from JDRF Advocacy will be a featured speaker at the event. As many as three million Americans have juvenile diabetes and about 80 people are newly diagnosed each day. Local students are working together with the local JDRF to make

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50 students to graduate from Owens Basic Peace Officer Training Academies

PERRYSBURG- Fifty students from the Toledo- area and Findlay-area campuses graduated from the Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Academy at Owens Community College Apr. 18. The special ceremonies occurred in the College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts Mainstage Theatre on the Toledo- area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. “Owens Community College is proud to continue its collaboration with the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission and recognize these 50 individuals for their educational accomplishment,” Robert Albright, Owens coordinator of public service training program, said. “Our nation would not experience freedom and safety as we know it without each graduate’s decision to pursue a career in public service.” Founded in 1970, the Basic Peace Officer Training Academy is offered on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses in cooperation with the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission. As part of the seven-month program, Owens police academy students take courses in patrol operations, firearms, defensive tactics and criminal investigation using modern, high-tech police equipment. Participants receive expert instruction from local police officers, sheriff’s deputies and corrections officers, as well as state and federal agents. Following successful completion of the College’s Basic Peace Officer Training Academy, Owens graduates become eligible for certification as an Ohio peace officer. In addition, coursework earned by police academy graduates will apply toward an associate degree at Owens in law enforcement. Local law enforcement agencies where Owens graduates have been employed include the Findlay Police Department,

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Police Department, Northwood Police Department, Perrysburg City Police Department, PerrysburgTownship Police Department, Sylvania City Police Department, Sylvania Township Police Department, Toledo Police Department and the Wood County Sheriff’s Department. The following students have completed the required number of law enforcement contact hours set forth by the Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission.

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EXPERIENCED

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All vehicles
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ON NEW 2011:
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LEASE SPECIALS!
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ord
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Over 40 Available!
• FORD ESCAPE + $1000
$
286
$
326
$
169
$
204
• FORD F-SUPER DUTY + $1000
WITH RENEWAL
WITH RENEWAL
0% APR financing available on approved credit through Ford Motor Credit Company.
0% APR available up to 60 mos. at $16.67 per month per $1000 financed and
36 mos. at $27.78 per month per $1000 financed. Offer ends May 2, 2011.
*36 Month Lease, 10,500 miles
per year, 15-20¢ each mile over.
$2,995 due at delivery, plus
taxes and fees. Amount due at
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if applicable. Offer ends 5/2/11.
WITH RENEWAL
WITH RENEWAL
$
271
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289
$
147
$
149
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Over 50
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New 2011 Ford
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F-150
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EVERYONE ELSE
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189
$
Over 40
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224
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20,692
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21,559
WITH RENEWAL
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miles per year, 15-20¢ each
mile over. $2,995 due at
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Amount due at delivery.
Includes security deposit if
applicable. Offer ends 5/2/11.
WITH RENEWAL
WITH RENEWAL
$
WITH RENEWAL
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Over 50
WITH RENEWAL
167
$
170
$
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$
19,442
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263
$
$
309
24,677
$ 25,749
$
27,002
$ 28,132
WITH RENEWAL
WITH RENEWAL
WITH RENEWAL
WITH RENEWAL
WITH RENEWAL
WITH RENEWAL
$
23,427
24,499
*24 Month Lease, 10,500
miles per year, 15-20¢ each
mile over. $2,995 due at
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Amount due at delivery.
Includes security deposit if
applicable. Offer ends 5/2/11.
$
241
254
$
$
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2010 FORD MUSTANG GT UC1451 $26,321
2010
FORD
MUSTANG GT
UC1451
$26,321

2009 CHRYSLER

SEBRING TOURING

MUSTANG GT UC1451 $26,321 2009 CHRYSLER SEBRING TOURING UC1510 $15,873 2005 BUICK LACROSSE CXS UC1536 $11,731

UC1510

$15,873

2005 BUICK

LACROSSE CXS

SEBRING TOURING UC1510 $15,873 2005 BUICK LACROSSE CXS UC1536 $11,731 OVER 250 Cars, Trucks, Vans, SUV’S

UC1536

$11,731

UC1510 $15,873 2005 BUICK LACROSSE CXS UC1536 $11,731 OVER 250 Cars, Trucks, Vans, SUV’S and Commercial

OVER 250 Cars, Trucks, Vans, SUV’S and Commercial Vehicles to choose from!

2005 BUICK LACROSSE CXS UC1536 $11,731 OVER 250 Cars, Trucks, Vans, SUV’S and Commercial Vehicles to
2005 BUICK LACROSSE CXS UC1536 $11,731 OVER 250 Cars, Trucks, Vans, SUV’S and Commercial Vehicles to
2008 DODGE CHARGER UC1639 $14,321
2008
DODGE
CHARGER
UC1639
$14,321
2007 FORD E350 15’ BOX VAN UT1718 $13,431
2007
FORD E350
15’ BOX VAN
UT1718
$13,431

2003

FORD

TAURUS SES

2003 FORD TAURUS SES UC1778 $7,235 2001 FORD F150 XLT S/C 4WD UT1179 $11,863

UC1778

$7,235

2001

FORD F150

XLT S/C 4WD

2003 FORD TAURUS SES UC1778 $7,235 2001 FORD F150 XLT S/C 4WD UT1179 $11,863

UT1179

$11,863

2008 FORD FUSION SEL UC1842 $15,785
2008
FORD
FUSION SEL
UC1842
$15,785
2009 FORD FUSION SE UC1891 $16,453
2009
FORD
FUSION SE
UC1891
$16,453

2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING LXI CONVERTIBLE

2010 CHRYSLER SEBRING TOURING CONVERTIBLE

2011 FORD

2009

FORD

FLEX SE

F150 XLT RC

2011 FORD 2009 FORD FLEX SE F150 XLT RC UC1780 UC1849 UT1127 UT1129 $8,492 $20,985
2011 FORD 2009 FORD FLEX SE F150 XLT RC UC1780 UC1849 UT1127 UT1129 $8,492 $20,985
2011 FORD 2009 FORD FLEX SE F150 XLT RC UC1780 UC1849 UT1127 UT1129 $8,492 $20,985
2011 FORD 2009 FORD FLEX SE F150 XLT RC UC1780 UC1849 UT1127 UT1129 $8,492 $20,985

UC1780

UC1849

UT1127

UT1129

$8,492

$20,985

$28,995

$15,999

2010 FORD F150 LARIAT CREW 4WD UT1815 $34,987
2010 FORD F150
LARIAT CREW 4WD
UT1815
$34,987

2010 JEEP

2004 HONDA

WRANGLER SPORT

ELEMENT EX

2010 JEEP 2004 HONDA WRANGLER SPORT ELEMENT EX UT1844 UT1846 $19,465 $10,925
2010 JEEP 2004 HONDA WRANGLER SPORT ELEMENT EX UT1844 UT1846 $19,465 $10,925

UT1844

UT1846

$19,465

$10,925

2009 FORD ESCAPE XLT FWD UT1861 $21,950
2009
FORD
ESCAPE XLT FWD
UT1861
$21,950
2009 FORD F150 XLT SC 4WD UT1676 $26,631
2009 FORD F150
XLT SC 4WD
UT1676
$26,631
2010 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE LT W/2LT AWD UT1901 $30,985
2010
CHEVROLET
TRAVERSE LT W/2LT AWD
UT1901
$30,985
2009 FORD F150 XL RC UT1691 $14,975
2009
FORD
F150 XL RC
UT1691
$14,975
2004 OLDSMOBILE ALERO UC1812 $6,895
2004 OLDSMOBILE
ALERO
UC1812
$6,895

2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU MAXX SS

2002 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE

2003 FORD F150 SC 4WD

SS 2002 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE 2003 FORD F150 SC 4WD UC1907 UC1684 UT1867 $8,835 $8,990 $8,995
SS 2002 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE 2003 FORD F150 SC 4WD UC1907 UC1684 UT1867 $8,835 $8,990 $8,995
SS 2002 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE 2003 FORD F150 SC 4WD UC1907 UC1684 UT1867 $8,835 $8,990 $8,995

UC1907

UC1684

UT1867

$8,835

$8,990

$8,995

2008

MAZDA 6

2005

FORD

2011 Ford E-250 Cargo Van

SPORT I TOURING

FREESTYLE SEL

2011 Ford E-250 Cargo Van SPORT I TOURING FREESTYLE SEL UC1739 UT1789 UT1734 $11,875 $12,631 $22,876
2011 Ford E-250 Cargo Van SPORT I TOURING FREESTYLE SEL UC1739 UT1789 UT1734 $11,875 $12,631 $22,876
2011 Ford E-250 Cargo Van SPORT I TOURING FREESTYLE SEL UC1739 UT1789 UT1734 $11,875 $12,631 $22,876

UC1739

UT1789

UT1734

$11,875

$12,631

$22,876

2006

FORD

2006

CHEVROLET

2005

MERCURY

TAURUS SE

MALIBU LT W/2LT

MARINER PREMIER

MERCURY TAURUS SE MALIBU LT W/2LT MARINER PREMIER UC1705 UC1662 UT1830 $9,186 $10,953 $10,998 2008
MERCURY TAURUS SE MALIBU LT W/2LT MARINER PREMIER UC1705 UC1662 UT1830 $9,186 $10,953 $10,998 2008
MERCURY TAURUS SE MALIBU LT W/2LT MARINER PREMIER UC1705 UC1662 UT1830 $9,186 $10,953 $10,998 2008

UC1705

UC1662

UT1830

$9,186

$10,953

$10,998

2008 MERCURY

2007

FORD

2010

FORD

MARINER PREMIER

EXPLORER XLT

FOCUS SE

FORD 2010 FORD MARINER PREMIER EXPLORER XLT FOCUS SE UT1740 UT1175 UC1791 $13,876 $14,321 $15,775
FORD 2010 FORD MARINER PREMIER EXPLORER XLT FOCUS SE UT1740 UT1175 UC1791 $13,876 $14,321 $15,775
FORD 2010 FORD MARINER PREMIER EXPLORER XLT FOCUS SE UT1740 UT1175 UC1791 $13,876 $14,321 $15,775

UT1740

UT1175

UC1791

$13,876

$14,321

$15,775

2008 CHRYSLER 300 TOURING UC1318 $15,897
2008
CHRYSLER
300 TOURING
UC1318
$15,897

2006

FORD

2008 PONTIAC

F150 XLT SC 4WD

TORRENT

2006 FORD 2008 PONTIAC F150 XLT SC 4WD TORRENT UC1828 UT1875 $15,977 $15,980
2006 FORD 2008 PONTIAC F150 XLT SC 4WD TORRENT UC1828 UT1875 $15,977 $15,980

UC1828

UT1875

$15,977

$15,980

2006 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO UT1731 $15,985
2006 JEEP GRAND
CHEROKEE LAREDO
UT1731
$15,985
2010 FORD FOCUS SEL UC1450 $15,995
2010
FORD
FOCUS SEL
UC1450
$15,995
2007 FORD RANGER XLT UC1792 $16,386
2007
FORD
RANGER XLT
UC1792
$16,386
2004 JEEP WRANGLER X UT1627 $16,731
2004 JEEP
WRANGLER X
UT1627
$16,731

2009

DODGE

2006 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER 4WD

CHARGER SXT

2009 DODGE 2006 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER 4WD CHARGER SXT UC1868 UT1795 $16,995 $16,985
2009 DODGE 2006 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER 4WD CHARGER SXT UC1868 UT1795 $16,995 $16,985

UC1868

UT1795

$16,995

$16,985

2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT UT1607 $16,990
2008
FORD
ESCAPE XLT
UT1607
$16,990
2005 FORD F350 XLT CREW DUALLY UT1694 $17,631
2005 FORD F350 XLT
CREW DUALLY
UT1694
$17,631
2008 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER UC1040 $17,863
2008
MERCURY
MILAN PREMIER
UC1040
$17,863
5545 Secor Rd., Toledo (419) 473-1411
5545 Secor Rd., Toledo (419) 473-1411

5545 Secor Rd., Toledo (419) 473-1411

5545 Secor Rd., Toledo (419) 473-1411

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FOR THE LOVE OF THE ART ART CLASSES Summer Camp/Grades K-6th •Home-School Class Enrolling now!

FOR THE LOVE OF THE ART

ART CLASSES

Summer Camp/Grades K-6th •Home-School Class Enrolling now! •Art supplies & materials •Custom Framing

Please call for 2011 Spring/Summer Schedule of classes

419-882-2060

WWW.FORLOVEART.COM 4027 N. Holland-Sylvania

(NW Corner of Holland-Sylvania at Sylvania Avenue)

Country Lane Tree Farm’s

Country Lane Tree Farm’s Easter Bunny Hayride & Breakfast/Lunch April 16, 17 & 23, 2011 •
Country Lane Tree Farm’s Easter Bunny Hayride & Breakfast/Lunch April 16, 17 & 23, 2011 •

Easter

Bunny

Hayride & Breakfast/Lunch April 16, 17 & 23, 2011 • 9am, 10am, 11am, noon, 1pm
Hayride & Breakfast/Lunch
April 16, 17
& 23, 2011 • 9am, 10am, 11am, noon, 1pm & 2pm

For $7 each child receives a hayride with the Easter Bunny out to the Easter Bunny’s Egg Patch (Adults $8). Each child will collect eggs to turn in for candy & small toy prizes. Then it’s back to the barn for breakfast or lunch & pictures with the Easter Bunny! After eating, have cuddly fun holding baby ducks, chicks & bunnies. Feed the goats on Goat Mountain, get a Barrel Train Ride and go thru a Straw Maze! Call (419) 461-1298 to sign up! Reservations are a must!

SUMMER FUN AT THE FARM: Special Guest: The Teddy Bear Picnic Dayz: June 16 &
SUMMER FUN AT
THE FARM:
Special Guest:
The
Teddy Bear Picnic Dayz: June 16 & 17
Pony Camp: June 13-15, 20-22 & 27-29
Scout Tours, Bonfire & Sleepovers by reservation
Go to website for all the sign-up info!
Easter Bunny!
Open every Saturday in June for families!
10 am-2 pm (No appt. necessary!)
Come & experience the Animal Tour!
(Includes bottle feeding baby animals & milking a REAL cow!)
Country Lane Tree Farm
3525 N. Bolander Rd., Genoa, OH 43430
(only 20 minutes from Toledo)
419.461.1298
www.countrylanetreefarm.com
Easter Specials • Prime and Choice Black Angus Beef • Old Fashioned Smoked Hams •
Easter Specials
• Prime and Choice Black Angus Beef • Old Fashioned Smoked Hams
• Daisyfield Semi-Boneless Hams • Supreme Boneless Hams
• Fresh Easter Lamb Legs & Loins • Polish Baked Goods
Toledo’s finest homemade Kielbasa
Traditional Homemade Kielbasa $3.69 per pound
Handcut Homemade Fresh Kielbasa $4.19 per pound
Regular Smoked Kielbasa $4.79 per pound
Handcut Smoked Kielbasa $4.99 per pound
Many Imported Gourmet Products From
Around the World
Hours: Tue-Fri. 8:30-5:30;
Sat. 8:00-
5:00
Closed on Mondays
Tue-Fri. 8:30-5:30; Sat. 8:00- 5:00 Closed on Mondays Opening Minds. Opening Doors. SummerTime at Maumee
Tue-Fri. 8:30-5:30; Sat. 8:00- 5:00 Closed on Mondays Opening Minds. Opening Doors. SummerTime at Maumee
Tue-Fri. 8:30-5:30; Sat. 8:00- 5:00 Closed on Mondays Opening Minds. Opening Doors. SummerTime at Maumee

Opening Minds. Opening Doors.

SummerTime at Maumee Valley

   

Classes and Camps: June 20 - July 29

Find out how Maumee Valley can open your child’s mind to a world of knowledge and open doors to endless possibilties. Camps and classes for all ages, grades P3-12.

mind to a world of knowledge and open doors to endless possibilties. Camps and classes for
mind to a world of knowledge and open doors to endless possibilties. Camps and classes for
mind to a world of knowledge and open doors to endless possibilties. Camps and classes for
mind to a world of knowledge and open doors to endless possibilties. Camps and classes for

For more information or to register now visit www.maumeevalleysummertime.org !

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St. Francis de Sales High School Summer AthleticandAcademicCamps Come and Join in the Fun this
St. Francis de Sales High School Summer AthleticandAcademicCamps Come and Join in the Fun this

St. Francis de Sales High

St. Francis de Sales High School Summer AthleticandAcademicCamps Come and Join in the Fun this Summer
St. Francis de Sales High School Summer AthleticandAcademicCamps Come and Join in the Fun this Summer
St. Francis de Sales High School Summer AthleticandAcademicCamps Come and Join in the Fun this Summer

School

St. Francis de Sales High School Summer AthleticandAcademicCamps Come and Join in the Fun this Summer
St. Francis de Sales High School Summer AthleticandAcademicCamps Come and Join in the Fun this Summer
St. Francis de Sales High School Summer AthleticandAcademicCamps Come and Join in the Fun this Summer
St. Francis de Sales High School Summer AthleticandAcademicCamps Come and Join in the Fun this Summer

Summer AthleticandAcademicCamps

Francis de Sales High School Summer AthleticandAcademicCamps Come and Join in the Fun this Summer at
Francis de Sales High School Summer AthleticandAcademicCamps Come and Join in the Fun this Summer at
Francis de Sales High School Summer AthleticandAcademicCamps Come and Join in the Fun this Summer at
Francis de Sales High School Summer AthleticandAcademicCamps Come and Join in the Fun this Summer at
Francis de Sales High School Summer AthleticandAcademicCamps Come and Join in the Fun this Summer at
Francis de Sales High School Summer AthleticandAcademicCamps Come and Join in the Fun this Summer at
Francis de Sales High School Summer AthleticandAcademicCamps Come and Join in the Fun this Summer at
Francis de Sales High School Summer AthleticandAcademicCamps Come and Join in the Fun this Summer at
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Francis de Sales High School Summer AthleticandAcademicCamps Come and Join in the Fun this Summer at

Come and Join in the Fun this Summer at St. Francis!

Come and Join in the Fun this Summer at St. Francis! Athletic Camps Baseball, Golf, Speed
Come and Join in the Fun this Summer at St. Francis! Athletic Camps Baseball, Golf, Speed
Come and Join in the Fun this Summer at St. Francis! Athletic Camps Baseball, Golf, Speed

Athletic Camps

Baseball, Golf, Speed and Agility, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Wrestling, Lacrosse, Football

Academic Camps

Graphic Design, Adventure, Cyber, Robo

To register please go to www.sfstoledo.org/camps or call (419) 531-1618

Camps Graphic Design, Adventure, Cyber, Robo To register please go to www.sfstoledo.org/camps or call (419) 531-1618

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We’re “TRUMPING” All Serta Prices! FREE • Quality Serta Bedding REMOVAL • Every Style OF
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All Serta Prices!
FREE
Quality Serta Bedding
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Every Style
OF OLD
Every Size • Every Firmness
BEDDING
At Unbeatable Low Prices!
SERTAPEDIC
FIRM
$
329 Queen Set
Twin Set
$249
Full Set
$299
SALE!
EUROTOP
W/LATEX
FIRM OR PILLOWSOFT
Super pillowtop
PILLOWTOP
$
599
$ 899 Queen Set
Queen Set
$ 799 Queen Set
Twin Set
$399
Twin Set
$599
Twin Set
$699
Full Set
$569
Full Set
$749
Full Set
$849
SALE!
King Set
$849
King Set
$1199
King Set
$1299
SALE!
Over 70 years of Quality Home Furnishings
SALE!
6404 Monroe St., Sylvania
419-882-2406
Mon. & Thurs. 9-8 • Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 9am-5pm
AND THE PLANETS BEYOND 2011 Summer Camp Days Theme: The Solar System June 13th -
AND THE PLANETS BEYOND 2011 Summer Camp Days Theme: The Solar System June 13th -
AND THE PLANETS BEYOND 2011 Summer Camp Days Theme: The Solar System June 13th -

AND

AND THE PLANETS BEYOND 2011 Summer Camp Days Theme: The Solar System June 13th - August

THE PLANETS

BEYOND

AND THE PLANETS BEYOND 2011 Summer Camp Days Theme: The Solar System June 13th - August
AND THE PLANETS BEYOND 2011 Summer Camp Days Theme: The Solar System June 13th - August

2011 Summer Camp Days Theme:

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WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2011

Progress 2011: Community Connections

THE SYLVANIA HERALD Page B3

Mayor’s 2010 Annual Report

Ohio’s Best Hometown

The City was selected as one

of Ohio’s Best Hometowns by

Ohio Magazine for 2010. This

is a wonderful award for our

community, recognizing our many community assets and

the high quality of life Sylvania has to offer. Quality of life issues have always been important to us in Sylvania.Sylvaniahasexcellent schools and a vibrant Lourdes College. Sylvania is recognized around northwest Ohio for terrific recreation programs and venues. Our neighborhoods are safe and well maintained, we have beautiful parks, and our public services are efficiently delivered. We have excellent health care facilities

at Flower Hospital. We have

an active Senior Center. We have maintained a friendly environment for business and job growth, attracting new jobs and investment. Sylvania has a lot to offer and is a great place to live, work and raise a family. It is wonderful to have our community recognized for all the terrific assets we have. My thanks to all who work every day to make Sylvania a great place and I look forward to even greater things to come.

A Busy Year in Sylvania Sylvania is always a great place to be and 2010 was no exception with lots of activities and programs for residents and visitors to enjoy. The 26th Annual Jamie Farr LPGA Classic was held

in Sylvania. The crowds were

large at Highland Meadows Golf Club, attracting visitors from around the region to

Sylvania.As a part of the week’s festivities, “Taking It To The Streets” was held downtown on Thursday night July 1 by the Sylvania Area Chamber

of Commerce. Our thanks to

Councilman Mike Brown for

organizing a classic auto show with 200 cars, bringing one

of the largest crowds ever to

downtown Sylvania. The Sylvania Riverball Race was held Saturday, July 17 in Harroun Park to benefit

the Sylvania Conservation Corps, with many terrific prizes donated by Sylvania businesses and residents. The 20 junior high school students of the Sylvania Conservation Corps were honored at a family picnic for their many improvement projects around the community this summer. Centennial Terrace’s 2010 Summer Concert Series was held with outstanding programs and performers all summer. The Independence Day fireworks were the best ever. July 23 and 24 saw the inaugural Pizza Palooza which was a great time for all. Olander Park also offered a variety of outside music programs every other Wednesday evening during summer. Olander Park is a wonderful venue anytime during the summer but especially so during their open

air music programs on the deck

overlooking Olander Lake. The CABA World Series Baseball Tournament was held

at Pacesetter Park the week of

July 23, bringing thousands of young ball players and their families to Sylvania.

The circus came to town on Friday, August 6, with two shows presented under the big top by The Kelly Miller Circus at the corner of Brint Road and Centennial. The Sylvania Sunrise Lions Club sponsored the circus with all

proceeds going to benefit those

in need around the Sylvania

community. The 30th annual Sylvania Triathlon/Duathlon was run

August 8 at Olander Park. The event has brought thousands of world class athletes to Sylvania over the years. Also held the day before was the 21st annual Sylvania Superkids Triathlon/ Duathlon, one of the oldest kids triathlons in the country. Arbor Day, Memorial Day, Founders Day, Independence Day, Art in the Garden and National Patriots Day activities and ceremonies were held throughout the year. Later in the year, Children’s Wonderland was hosted by SAJRD at Sylvania Tam O’ Shanter. Many children of all ages attended, and it was

a

great success. My thanks

to

all those who worked and

volunteered to restore the displays purchased from Lucas County and welcomed visitors

from all around the area.

From the mayor’s Desk with Craig Stough
From the mayor’s Desk
with
Craig
Stough

Downtown Sylvania Busy with Many Events Downtown Sylvania was

also a busy place this year

as the Sylvania community

celebrated Ohio Magazine’s Best Hometown for 2010. Downtown Delights was held in the spring, “Taking It To The Streets” during Jamie Farr

Week and Fossil Fest later in the summer. The busy year

continued in the fall with the Fall Festival, Downtown Delights

and Holiday Happenings.

The annual Sylvania Fall Festival and Parade was held Sunday, October 17 in a very busy downtown. It was a

beautiful fall day with perfect weather. Thousands of people attended, probably the largest crowd ever. The organizing committee also reported a record number of exhibitors

and vendors.

The Fall Festival parade

was terrific as always with

the Northview and Southview

High School bands in Halloween costumes providing

exciting musical highlights. Many school children marched with their school groups, as

did community organizations.

Senior citizen groups, SAJRD’s Childrens Wonderland and area businesses all had vehicles in the parade. My thanks to the Sylvania Sister Cities Commission who organizes and hosts the Fall Festival and Parade each year. Our sister city of Woodstock, Ont. was represented in the parade by Woodstock Fire and EMS personnel and vehicles and by their Santa Claus Parade chairmen. Woodstock again invited the combined Northview and Southview bands to participate in their November 20 Santa Claus Parade and again helped to finance the band’s travel costs. My congratulations and thanks to Fall Festival Parade Grand Marshall Eddie Boggs for his many years of community service, including annually announcing the Fall Festival Parade. My heartfelt thanks to the many volunteers that made the parade and

festival possible, especially Fall FestivalChairmanJaneHerwat, Sister Cities Commission Chairman Mike Leiber and Historical Village curator Joy Armstrong. Thursday, November 11 officially started the downtown holiday shopping season with the annual Downtown Delights. The Sylvania Area Chamber

of Commerce organized the

event, with special prizes and activities between 4:00 p.m.

and 8:00 p.m.

On Saturday, December 4 the Sylvania Historical Commission hosted the annual Holiday Happenings on Main Street in downtown Sylvania

from 4:30–7:30 p.m. Santa Claus arrived in a carriage on Main Street early in the evening and met with all interested children at the old train depot. Carriage rides were provided, as were cookies and punch for all attendees.

Flower Hospital 100th Anniversary Flower Hospital celebrated

a “Century of Changing

Lives” on October 10, 2010. The hospital was founded in 1910 in Toledo to provide a community based hospital with a broad range of comprehensive healthcareservices.Thehospital purchased land in Sylvania, built a new hospital and moved to Sylvania in 1975. We are so glad they did and congratulate

them on their century of service

and health care.

Flower Hospital is an asset

to the Sylvania community,

providing outstanding healthcare services to our residents. Flower Hospital is also the largest employer in Sylvania, providing thousands of jobs to Sylvania and area residents. Further, Flower Hospital draws many visitors to our community, seeking the

excellent healthcare available

on their campus. The Flower Hospital

campus itself is a beautiful part

of our community. Starting

with new facilities in 1975, the hospital has developed around

new facilities in 1975, the hospital has developed around Herald file photos The inaugural Pizza Palooza

Herald file photos

The inaugural Pizza Palooza was held on July 23 and 24. Many are businesses participated and over 5,000 people showed up to taste test the pizzas.

The City has the highest public bond rating in Lucas County,

lowering the City’s interest rate and saving taxpayer dollars. We are fortunate in Sylvania

to have maintained a stronger

economic position than many of our neighbors. Tax receipts have remained nearly level, allowing Sylvania to avoid the problems of falling revenues, raising taxes and/or reducing

services. In addition the City’s moderate overall debt burden, good reserve levels and financial management practices considered good under Standard and Poors Financial Management Assessment all contributed to the positive review. The credit rating agency, Standard and Poors, recognized these factors and awarded Sylvania a bond rating of AA+, only one step below the highest rating available anywhere. Our location in northwest Ohio and relative small size were listed as the only reasons why the highest rating was not assigned. This is the second credit rating improvement for the City of Sylvania in the past 14 years. The 12 month notes were rated SP1+ and were sold with

a net interest cost of .501%.

The notes were sold on June 29 and settled on July 13. The successful bidder was TD Securities. The notes financed

an ever evolving and forward

thinking masterplan. The vistas provided to the community, as well as the tallest water column

fountain in the region, are truly spectacular. The campus is also growing and thriving. Recent improvements include the expansion of its Emergency Center, development of inpatient psychiatric services and Flower Rehabilitation Center, the addition of outpatient services for cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, the construction of a new medical office building, and the establishment of the Hickman Cancer Center, a regional leader in cancer care. The City of Sylvania congratulates Flower Hospital

on its 100th anniversary, and on

the many excellent programs and services it provides to our residents. My best wishes to ProMedica Health Systems, Flower Hospital president Alan Sattler and the thousands of professionals working every day on the Flower Hospital campus to improve our health and quality of life. Well done and congratulations!

Senior Center Congratulations Congratulations to the Sylvania Senior Center on receiving National

Accreditation from the National Institute of Senior Centers this year. Only about one percent

of the 15,000 senior centers

in America have been so recognized. Accreditation is based on excellence in nine areas: purpose, community collaboration, program planning, evaluation, financial management, governance, administration/human resources, record keeping and facility. The Sylvania Senior Center has been in operation for 32 years – 24 of which were in the basement of the old Burnham Building. The last eight years have been in their beautiful new building on Sylvania Avenue next to Tam O-Shanter. The City of Sylvania reached out for help and received

financial support from the State

of Ohio Capital Improvements

Fund, the Lucas County Area Office on Aging and Sylvania Township to join in paying for the Center’s construction. Bonds issued by the City are being paid down by regular payments from the City and Sylvania Township. Prior to authorizing

construction, the City required

$3,250,000 of 2009 improvements to Acres, Elliott, Roan, Indian Trail, Arrowhead Drive and the Olde Post Road Bridge. The notes also financed $3,700,000 of 2010 improvements to Graystone, Gregory, Gillingham, Orvieto, Angleview Ct. and the City’s portion of the ODOT repaving

of Alexis Road.

Using the notes allowed the City to take advantage of current lower construction costs without spending down reserves, increasing taxes or assessing property owners. The improvements will be paid for over their useful life. Neighborhood street improvements in Sylvania have been made for the past 12 years without property owner assessments. Improving the streets helps our neighborhoods remain attractive and desirable, keeping property values higher.

Personnel Changes The City of Sylvania has for many years benefited from hardworking and loyal employees willing to work a variety of tasks as needed to make municipal government

a

senior operating levy be

efficient and responsive. Many

approved by Sylvania City and Township voters to support

the ongoing operation of the Center. The .32 mil levy was passed 10 years ago, renewed 5 years ago, and again approved

have worked for the City twenty-five years or more and are now reaching retirement age. The City workers involved

on

the general election ballot

include all segments of the City: police, streets, utilities,

for

renewal in November.

tax and finance. Some key

The Senior Center annually

employees have already retired

serves nearly 3,000 area seniors

and about 250 on a daily basis.

Our award wining Senior

and have been replaced as needed; several more will retire

The programs it offers help seniors remain independent

in

the next few years. The City of Sylvania Police

in their homes, decreases isolation and provides transportation. Programming includes health and wellness, education opportunities,

Division has experienced significant personnel changes during the past three years. Since February, 2008, eleven new officers have been hired

outreach, supportive services

to

replace officers who retired

and recreation.

Center is an asset to the

or resigned, almost a third of the force. The officers hired have all been chosen to help

in the State of Ohio DROP

Sylvania community. The Center improves the quality

maintain the professionalism of the Police Division and the

of

life for our senior citizens,

quality of police service for our

while at the same time making

residents.

our community more desirable and keeping our property values higher.

The nine officers who retired had a combined total of 296 years of experience with

City of Sylvania Bond Rating Raised In preparation for the sale of $6,950,000 of notes financing recent road and infrastructure improvements, the City of Sylvania worked through the process of having its credit rating reviewed, and as a result had its bond rating improved.

the Police Division. That is a great deal of experience and knowledge to lose, including the retirement of Chief Gerald Sobb in April, 2010. Most of the officers were required to retire due to their participation

retirement program. They all served our community well and with distinction and I thank

served our community well and with distinction and I thank Ohio Magazine named Sylvania Ohio’s Best

Ohio Magazine named Sylvania Ohio’s Best Hometown for 2010. The community celebrated this honor during Downtown Delights in November.

celebrated this honor during Downtown Delights in November. Flower Hospital celebrated its 100th anniversary on Oct.

Flower Hospital celebrated its 100th anniversary on Oct. 10. Flower Hospital relocated to Sylvania in 1975 and is currently the largest employer in the City.

them for their many years of service. Captain William Rhodus was appointed Chief of Police in April, 2010, and Sergeant Rick Schnoor was then appointed to Captain in May, 2010. Police Officer Stacey Pack was promoted to Sergeant in August, 2010. All of the newly hired officers brought experience with them from other police departments ranging from 1-1/2 years of part-time experience to 8 years as a full time officer. They came from other police

departments including Toledo,

Findlay, Montpelier, Fostoria and Lucas County Sheriff. Another officer came from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. I welcome them

all. We also have had three telecommunicators retire and be replaced in the past three years. Of the three new replacements, one brought 8 years and another 6 years of experience from the Toledo Police Department. The City of Sylvania will be facing more retirements in other City departments as more baby boomer generation employees reach retirement age. We will seek the best replacements available for the positions and also look at restructuring how the City works to better serve the community. But as with the Police Division, we will lose a great deal of experience, know-how and institutional knowledge.

TASERS After considerable study, the City of Sylvania Police Division added TASERS to the equipment carried by police officers. TASERS send out short duration, high voltage impulses that overpower the body’s normal electrical nerve signals causing temporary incapacitation without permanent injury. They provide the officer another option without the danger of physical force or using a firearm. Sometimes just the threat of using a TASER will cause a suspect to surrender. TASERS have been in use by other police departments in the area, occasionally with poor results as reported in the media. The units selected for use in Sylvania are equipped with cameras to record both audio and video when the TASER is placed in the armed mode. Together with required officer training, the new TASERS should be an effective new tool for the Sylvania Police Division.

New department policy was

developed for proper TASER use. All officers are required to attend an eight hour training session to be certified to carry a TASER unit. The officers also participate in several training sessions simulating TASER use scenarios including deploying training cartridges when appropriate. Sylvania selected TASER Model X-26 at a cost of $814.95 per unit including holster and battery. The recording unit costs an additional $411.95 and will store up to 1.5 hours of audio/video. Cartridges cost $20.95 each. The TASER delivers 1,200 volts, not the 50,000 volts sometimes reported in the

media. The amperage of the TASER X-26 is just 0.0021 Amps. compared to 1.0 Amps.

for a typical holiday tree light. The low amperage increases the safety of the TASER. Anyone shocked by a TASER will be required to be checked

at Flower Hospital for injury.

Gateway Progress Sylvania City Council voted to move ahead with several Gateway improvement projects in the Monroe Street area between US 23 and Main Street. The Gateway improvement projects are to update and enhance the area, attracting new businesses and residents. The first project is to improve the appearance of Monroe Street as a gateway to our community heading west toward the downtown. City Council requested engineering plans to bury the lower voltage electrical lines and telephone lines crossing over Monroe Street. In addition, planning is

proceeding to install decorative street lights to match the downtown. City Council also approved adding more flowers next year on the Harroun Road bridge and west of the Monroe Street bridges to compliment the flowers on the Main Street bridge and in Seney Park just east of US 23. Planting improvements are also planned for the expressway interchange area. The second Gateway improvement project is to clear land and promote redevelopment of the land south of Monroe Street between Main Street and the North Branch of Ten Mile Creek. The City acquired and demolished the former Nelms Building, adding it to other properties already owned and cleared by the City. Planning

is underway to redevelop the

land into a new business area to compliment the downtown and take advantage of the riverfront and Harroun Park views. Further, City Council authorized a marketing study be prepared for this SOMO (South of Monroe Street) area to analyze the types of businesses best suited and desired by

residents. The study can then be used to encourage those types

of businesses and developers to

invest in the area. The third Gateway improvement project is the

construction of the River Trail along Ten Mile Creek. The first phase of this walking and biking trail between Harroun Road and Main Street was authorized by City Council for bidding in Spring, 2011.

A pedestrian bridge will span

Ten Mile Creek just west of the North Branch confluence, with a trail spur extending north to Monroe Street. The RiverTrail will improve and open up this waterfront

area for public enjoyment and recreation, and be integral in the redevelopment of the SOMO area. State of Ohio grants were received to pay about 60% of the $1.3 million construction cost. Future grant funds will be sought to extend the trail east of US 23 and west to Silica Road

in future years.

See MAYOR, Page B4

Page B4 THE SYLVANIA HERALD

Progress 2011: Community Connections

WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2011

Mayor

(Continued

from

Page

B3) Thank you Keith Haddad During City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, August 16, Council President Keith Haddad publicly announced his resignation from City Council effective August 30th. On behalf of the Sylvania community, I extend a heartfelt thank you to Keith Haddad for his many years of community service to Sylvania on City Council and the many other committees he has served on over the years. His leadership and service will be greatly missed by Sylvania. Keith first became active in the Sylvania community in 1989 as an active opponent to the proposed low level nuclear waste dump in Riga Township, Michigan, just across the border from Sylvania. He was appointed to Sylvania City Council on August 2, 1993 to serve the remaining term of longtime Councilmember Tom Zeigler. Keith was successfully elected and re-elected to Council since then and was the longest currently serving member of City Council. Like many on City Council, Keith worked tirelessly to improve our Sylvania community. Over the years he provided leadership for many community projects and boards. He presided as Council President twice, 2002–2003 and 2008–2010. Keith lead City Council’s efforts to improve curbside recycling and refuse collection. He served as City Council’s representative to SAJRD for several years, and was instrumentalinresearching and staging bigger and better Independence Day fireworks shows every

bigger and better Independence Day fireworks shows every The City continues to redevelop land including this

The City continues to redevelop land including this land south of Monroe Street between Main Street and Ten Mile Creek.

of Monroe Street between Main Street and Ten Mile Creek. Sylvania’s Becky Minger was crowned Miss

Sylvania’s Becky Minger was crowned Miss Ohio 2010 and continues to promote her message “No Child Left Inside.”

year. He also represented Sylvania at the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments on the Environmental Council. By the City Charter, Sylvania City Council had 30 days to appoint a new member of Council to serve the remainder of Mr. Haddad’s current term through the end of 2011. Sandy Husman, a member of the City of Sylvania Planning Commission, was appointed to the position. The seat will be up for election in the November, 2011 general election.

Congratulations Miss Ohio Becky Minger Sylvania’s own Becky Minger was selected as Miss Ohio 2010. A grand send-off to the Miss America Pageant was held by the Miss Ohio

to the Miss America Pageant was held by the Miss Ohio William Rhodus was appointed the

William Rhodus was appointed the Chief of Police in April following the retirement of Gerald Sobb.

Scholarship Program on Saturday, December 18 at Highland Meadows Golf Club here in Sylvania. Over 180 people attended from all over Ohio, including pageant contestants, organizers and supporters from around Ohio. The skills and talents of many of these delightful young ladies were shared with the crowd through songs and good wishes. Councilmember Mary Westphal and I were privileged to attend, as were many Sylvania residents, and welcome the many guests to our community. Becky, all of Sylvania is proud of you! You have brought recognition and excitement to Sylvania because of your many accomplishments. We send you our congratulations and best wishes always!

Comstock Furniture: Family owned and operated

Comstock Furniture, Inc. offers complimentary design services, free delivery, custom order and ready to deliver quality furniture. They have a wide selection of upholstery, occasional, bedroom, dining room, home office, home entertainment, Serta mattresses, clocks and lamps. The store opened in 1940

and is still owned by the Comstocks at its original location at 6404 Monroe Street. Carol Comstock is the owner and Bob Meade is the manager. Comstock Furniture is proud of its employees who have more than 82 years combined experience in design and sales. Comstock Furniture has always tried to provide a comfortable shopping atmosphere

for their customers. It is important to them that their customers are happy with their furniture purchases, whether it is one piece or a houseful. Business hours are Monday and Thursday 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information call 419-882-2406.

Ventura’s Mexican Restaurant

Ventura’s Mexican Restauranthasbeenserving delicious Mexican food for over 25 years. With 55 years in business, Loma Linda was the original guide for Ventura’s. Ventura’s first opened their doors in November of 1984 and has been proudly serving the Toledo area ever since. With dishes such as the Cajun

chicken burrito Supreme, BBQ Ribs, Arroz Con Pollo, Tamales and their irresistible Fajitas, it is easy to see why this place is always a happening spot on any given night. The staff at Ventura’s is proud of the quality of their food, their great location and convenient parking. With their great service, enjoyable atmosphere

and tasty food and drinks, Ventura’s plans to continue to keep their customers satisfied. Located at 7742 W. Bancroft in Toledo, Ventura’s Mexican Restaurant has 60 employees. They are open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 am. to 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Go anywhere with a newspaper.

12 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Go anywhere with a newspaper. Newspapers provide a daily source of

Newspapers provide a daily source of information from around the globe.

The Sylvania Herald

5700 Monroe St., Ste. 406, Sylvania, OH 43560

419-885-9222

www.thesylvaniaherald.com

A new way to exercise

Toning & Natural Health opened their door in December 2009 and continues to enjoy nice growth. As people see results and experience benefits, they share it with their friends. Recently, Barb D. completed her 13 week program with a loss of 27.5 pounds and 18.75 inches. Toning & Natural Health’s unique therapeutic exercise machines move the body through the appropriate range of motions for great results by combining isometrics and repetitive, systematic movements. Other services

they offer include: reflexology, aroma candling, nutritional support counseling, saliva testingandweightmanagement classes. Balancing female hormones and infertility enhancement are available at the same address. Toning & Natural Health will thrive by providing the education and assistance needed so individuals will make healthy choices for themselves and their family, thus doing their part to help stop diseases brought on by obesity. Problems brought on by increased weight include,

but are not limited to: arthritis,

breathing problems, cancer, card vascular disease, deep

vein thrombosis, gall bladder disease, insulin resistance syndrome, type 2 diabetes and even premature death. Those with obesity issues are twice

as likely to experience early

death as those with average weight. Toning & Natural Health

is located at 7430 W. Central

Ave, #C in Toledo. They are open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Edible Arrangements celebrates first year

It took awhile to get started but it was well worth the wait. EdibleArrangementsonCentral Avenue is approaching its first anniversary in May. Many in the community were excited when the location opened and business has been thriving in the store’s first year. Bryan Demko is the local franchise owner. He had a goal to own his own business or franchise and after learning about opportunities with Edible Arrangements, he realized that was the right fit for him. After deciding to take on the challenge of opening a franchise store, Demko had to find the proper financing and bank loans. This proved

Local

greenhouse

business

blooming

Eileen Creque prayed for a house for her family and got 28 of them. Greenhouses that is. That was 24 years ago when Jeff and Eileen Creque bought a wholesale greenhouse operation and a year later added retail. Since that time, they have added 20 more greenhouses as well as two sons, Brian and Tom, who are a part of the operation. Creque’s specializes in large 16 inch hanging baskets and top gardening performing varieties for pots and landscape. They moved the vegetable and herb section to an adjoining greenhouse and it is three times bigger. Perennials are now growing nicely and are ready for your yard. They can help you design your patio pots from their sun or shade aisles or they can custom plant as well. The Creque’s have been farming in the area since the 1920s and are well-known for their homegrown strawberries in June. Come see their friendly sales staff and check out mulch, baskets and plants and buy from your local farmer. You can’t get any fresher or nicer plants than the ones at Creque’s. they are open in April from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. In May, they are open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Let them make gardening easy for you.

to be a long process with lots of rejection along the way but Demko stayed determined and opened his store last May. Business is a combination of Internet orders and a steady flow of in-store traffic. The store offers a variety of fruit arrangements including holiday themes and characters to match any party or personality from children to adults. The colorful arrangements are perfect for party snacks or to give as a gift. Edible Arrangements first began as a company in 2001.

The business quickly grew

and now has over 1,000 stores

around the world and is one of

the fastest growing franchise

companies. The local Edible

Arrangements store is located

at 6710 West Central Avenue in

Toledo. For more information

or to place an order, call 419- 720-8989, email OH1087@ dofruit.com or visit www. ediblearrangements.com. The

store is open seven days a week

and offers pickup and delivery

service.

The hospice with hope

Erie West Hospice is a

proved quality, comfort and

community-based hospice

holistic care that will instill

serving Northwest Ohio and

the

patient with new hope. To

Southeast Michigan. At Erie

get

up every morning and start

West, the staff help the patients

the day- irrespective of how

and caregivers live through the difficult decisions and uncertainties of the future. ErieWest’sinterdisciplinary,

many days, months or years lie ahead- is the goal. Holistic care includes aromatherapy with essential

professional, gentle team

oils

as well as massage therapy.

of doctors, nurses, social

Comfort can be brought using

workers, chaplains, home

a

natural approach rather

health aides, massage therapists and volunteers work together to provide quality-

than prescribing another medication. Erie West Hospice is not

of-life care. This care brings

a

place but a philosophy of

relief and reassurance in many ways, including: emotional

care. The team carries that philosophy to the patient’s

and spiritual support, pain and symptom management, patient and family education, physician house calls, respite

home or care facility. In addition, a list of facilities that are able to accommodate the patient in the event that

care assistance with daily

the

loved ones are unable to

care needs, complimentary

manage the situation at home

alternative therapies and many

can

be provided.

more resources.

Erie West Hospice services

The view of a patient

are

covered in full or part by

deciding to enter Erie West Hospice care is not a signal that

Medicare, Medicaid and some insurance plans. No one is ever

the end of life is close at hand.

turned away due to the inability

Rather, this vital life stage is

to

pay an no cost is spared in

considered an opportunity to

caring for the patient.

Sylvania Senior Center List of Events

Lunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Suggested donation for persons who are 60-plus is $2.50; non-seniors, $5.32. Call to make a reservation Dinner is served from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesdays. Suggested donation for persons who are 60-plus is $2.50; non-seniors, $5.32. Call to make a reservation. For more information on any event, call 419-885-3913 or visit www.scsonline.org. Billiards: Mon-Fri, open all day Computer Club: Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. Computer Lab: open when class is not in session Library: Mon-Fri, all day Open Gym: open when classes are not in session Quilting: Mon-Thu, 8-12 noon Woodshop: Tue, Thu, Fri; weekly, 1-3 p.m. Monday, 2 Investment Club, 8:30 a.m., monthly Tuesday, 3 Art Studio II, Tue 9-11 a.m., call for fee and registration Wednesday, 4 Ceramics, Wed 9-11 a.m., call for fees and registration Thursday, 5 Strength Training, 8 wk session, 10-11 a.m., call for fee and registration

Friday, 6 Art Studio I, Fri 9-11 a.m., call for fee and registration Writer’s Critique, 2 nd & 4 th Fri, 1:30-3 p.m., monthly Monday, 9 Wellness Clinic, 10:30-12:30, every other Monday Tuesday, 10 Legal Outreach, 2 nd Tuesday, monthly, call for appointment nd

Tuesday

1-2 p.m., for more info call 419-885-

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Intro to Computer, 1:30-3:30 p.m., call for fee and registration Wednesday, 11 Restorative Yoga, 3 wk session, 2:30-4:15 p.m., call for fee and registration Thursday, 12 Men’s Breakfast Club, 2 nd Tuesday 9-10:30 a.m., monthly Friday, 13

Writers Critique, 2 nd & 4 th Fri., monthly Monday, 16 Pharmacist Chat, 3 rd Monday, 11- 11:30 a.m., monthly Tuesday, 17 SPRING FLING (Senior Day), Tam ‘O Shanter Wednesday, 18 Computer Club, Wed 4-5:00 p.m., weekly Thursday, 19 Podiatrist, 9:30 a.m., call for appointment 419-885-3913 Watercolor w/ John Trumbull, 10-12 noon, 6 wks, call for fee and registration Friday, 20

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Downtown shops host Ladies Night

SYLVANIA HERALD Page B5 Downtown shops host Ladies Night Christine Holliday photos Special events like Ladies

Christine Holliday photos

Special events like Ladies Night Out at downtown Sylvania shops draw customers like Renee Smith.

By Christine A. Holliday Herald Writer

There weren’t too many men in the shops on Main Street Thursday evening April 14 but the merchants weren’t complaining. They were all participating in the Ladies Night Out, held to benefit Sylvania Family Services. Each shop offered special sales, tempted shoppers with spring merchandise and refreshments and collected canned food items from customers. Several shops offered a percentage of their sales to Family Services and all offered typical Sylvania hospitality to those who visited. Jodi Cooke, owner of The Rock Garden, a custom design fine jewelry store, explained why she opened her store in downtown Sylvania. “I feel safe here,” she said, “and the people who come in to shop are very friendly. The other merchants are very supportive, too, so it is fun to have my store here.” Ms. Cooke’s cases showed off her designs in rings and pendants and guests were able to buy a raffle ticket for a fur coat displayed in her store. The proceeds of the raffle were earmarked for Family Services. Melissa Noethen was helping customers at C’est

La Vie. She looked over the crowd in the boutique store, and noted, “We have made so many friends here

on Main Street. This is the

most perfect spot to have

a business because all the merchants are wonderful

neighbors!”

Among the customers

at C’est La Vie was retired

Sylvania school teacher Renee Smith. She enjoys

events like this and makes

a point of attending as

many as she can. “The stores have so many fun things to look at, so I am always happy to come to do some shopping. I like to see big crowds supporting our local stores.” Across the street at Lady C’s, owner Candy

Sturtz talked proudly of her 21 years in Sylvania. She said she is excited to see downtown Sylvania “on its way back,” and encourages shoppers (men and women) to embrace the traditional downtown. She was happy to see so many of her guests taking

a look at the silver/brass/

copper jewelry offered by artist Claudia Carreon and hopes future spring and

summer events will bring more visitors to the stores

on Main Street. At Juni, owner Lisa Rozanski showed off the vintage and contemporary items in her store, and

off the vintage and contemporary items in her store, and Shoppers at Lady C were able

Shoppers at Lady C were able to see the work of jewelry designer Claudia Carreon.

able to see the work of jewelry designer Claudia Carreon. Chandler Cafe employees Ashley Kurtz and

Chandler Cafe employees Ashley Kurtz and Kate LaCourse were on hand to serve muffins and other goodies to shoppers at the Ladiess Night Out.

reminded shoppers a percentage of her sales would benefit Sylvania Family Services. She also informed them she would be moving to a new location (just a bit further

south on Main Street) in late May. She, too, mentioned the friendly customers and business- friendly environment in Sylvania, as did Josh Harmon at Bumble’s. “Everyone has been very receptive to us and our business,” he said. “We love it here in Sylvania.”

our business,” he said. “We love it here in Sylvania.” Jodi Cooke appreciates the friendly people

Jodi Cooke appreciates the friendly people who shop at her store, The Rock Garden.

Sylvan Learning recruits graduates to “Make a Difference” in their community

The nearly two million

graduates of Sylvan Learning

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use their experience at Sylvan

to help make a difference in

their communities. Through

a new Sylvan Stars alumni

program, Sylvan aims to build a network that allows alumni to connect with

each other and to share their personal success stories as

a way of inspiring current

Sylvan students to achieve

their own personal best.

According to Dr. Rick Bavaria, senior vice president of education outreach for Sylvan, many former Sylvan students feel the confidence and academic skills they gained at Sylvan represented

a turning point in their lives.

Sylvanisaskingthese“Sylvan

Stars” to come forward and share their stories at www.

SylvanStars.com in an effort

to harness the power of these

graduates in helping today’s

and tomorrow’s students believe in their own ability to achieve personal and professional success.

“It’s free, and it takes only a few minutes of time to share

your story on our new Sylvan Stars website,” Craig Beckett of Sylvan Learning located in Holland said. “If you’re a graduate of our center who has gone on to success as a

cool mom or dad, a successful business person, a favorite teacher to your own students now, or someone making a difference in the world as a doctor, lawyer, clergy person, law enforcement member, farmer, or associate in a business, we’d love to hear from you. Your story could

make a real difference in the life of a struggling student in our community.” Retired NFL player Robert Tate is one of the first

Sylvan stars to share his story on SylvanStars.com. Tate

credits the Sylvan Learning Center in Harrisburg, PA that

he attended during his high

school years with giving him the confidence and skills to succeed academically and in life. “Sylvan helped me be

a better man and taught

me how to handle life- long experiences as far as dealing with my peers and people who tell you that you are nobody,” Tate said. “I attended Sylvan Learning Center my sophomore year

of high school and it made all

the difference in the world for

me academically. My grades improved significantly and

for the first time, I felt good about myself in school.” Tate played for a total of nine years with the Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals before retiring in 2008. Today, Tate

is a motivational speaker,

author and founder of a

foundation that helps children with dyslexia. Eighteen year old Cory Joyce from North Carolina is another Sylvan graduate and

a rising star in the world of stock car racing. “While racing knowledge

may have come naturally to

me, that wasn’t the case with math and reading as I made the transition to junior high school,” Joyce said. “Sylvan took a hands-on approach

I was used to seeing in my

racing, and helped make learning fun again. Over time, both my grades and confidence went up.” To join the Sylvan Stars alumni program or read testimonials from Sylvan Stars, visit www.SylvanStars. com. For more information about Sylvan Learning located in Holland, contact Craig Beckett at 419-867-

1331 or sylvantoledo@ sbcglobal.net.

Unique blend of skills, experience and philosophy at Associates in Women’s Health

At Associates in Women’s Health, they believe in the positive powers of presence and listening. They also recognize a woman’s needs must be addressed within the context of her life. Thus, striving to integrate

body, mind and spirit will always be a part of the care Associates in Women’s Health provides. Desiring

to help each woman meet

her highest level of health and well-being is their top priority. They are committed to personal attention, gentle inquiries, tender emanations and client- directed problem solving. They are proud of their respectful atmosphere whereawomancanblossom and mature in self-esteem. Their goal is to explore the unique person and her

life in a holistic manner and to be committed to the education of themselves and their clients regarding alternative approaches. At Associates in Women’s Health, their continuum of care focuses on maintaining health while encouraging women to make informed health care decisions. their partnership combines the

art and science of nursing, midwifery and osteopathic medicine. Women benefit from their collaborative care, which offers a unique blend of skills, experience and philosophy in the safest possible environment. Associates in Women’s Health is located at 7135 Sylvania Avenue, #2A, in Sylvania. For questions or to make an appointment, call 419-

843-4836.

West Side Montessori- a private school for toddlers through middle school

West Side Montessori is

a private school for children thirteen months through eight grade, serving the communities of Toledo, Sylvania, Perrysburg, Southeast Michigan and surrounding areas. the Montessori meths is an alternative to traditional methods. It uses a hands-on approach that follows the child’s natural development. The curriculum is based upon the methodology developed by Dr. Maria Montessori and combines

a rich academic program

with life skills that focus on the development of the whole child. Independence, responsibility and respect,

valuing diversity, problem solving and understanding the interconnectedness of the world are skills practiced daily in the classroom. West Side Montessori is recognized by the American Montessori Society as one of the best Montessori schools nationwide. The school has been encouraging academic excellence in a nurturing, child-centered environment for over 30 years. the American Montessori Society and NCA/CITA accredit the school. West

Side Montessori meets all of the State of Ohio curriculum requirements for K-8. For more information or a tour, call 419-866-1931.

Ash tree removal grant extended to Lucas County

Removing ash trees from private property just got a little easier with the extension and expansion of the removal program funded by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Forestry, and operated by WSOS Community Action Commission, Inc. Widespread infestation of the ash borer has left many

homeowners in Northwest Ohio, facing unexpected and cost-prohibitive expenses of dead ash tree removal. This program can assist these homeowners. The Western Lake Erie Basin Residential Ash Tree Removal Program provided

through the efforts of U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, will assist in the removal of up to two trees per property owner who has property in Lucas, Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa or Seneca counties. Applications are due on or before June 3 and are available at any public library; all township, village and city offices; county office’s of the Soil and Water Conservation Districts; and the OhioStateUniversityExtension Offices (Lucas county residents call 419-578-6783 x 14). They

are also online at the WSOS and Sandusky River Watershed Coalition websites. The program requires that households with incomes less than 300 percent of the federal poverty guideline must provide 35 percent of the cost of the tree removal. Those households over the 300 percent poverty guideline must pay 50 percent of the cost of the tree removal. The income guideline means that annual incomes must be no more than $32,670 for a single-person household and up to $89,970 for a six- person household. Residents will be asked to provide proof of income. The homeowner may choose to pay the 35 or 50 percent in cash match by paying tree removal only or a combination of stump grinding and tree removal. In addition, the tree must be an ash tree and must pose a threat to a structure or play area. Applications and more information are available from your local OSU Extension County office or by calling Cindy Brookes at 419-334-5016 or by visiting the following websites: www.wsos.org and www.sanduskyriver.org.

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Anytime Fitness hosting Mission Nutrition contest

Anytime Fitness of Syl- vania is proud to host Mis- sion Nutrition in a ten week weight loss contest, “The Greatest Loser,” at the club at 7602 West Sylvania Ave- nue in Sylvania, beginning Wednesday, April 20th at 6:30 p.m. The results driven con- test is open to members and non members of Anytime Fitness of Sylvania. There is a $35 entry with prizes awarded to first, second and third Greatest Losers!

Participants will receive their own Personal Coach, a free body analysis, group support and much more. For details and to pre- register, call Amanda at 419-340-3179 or stop by Anytime Fitness at 7602 West Sylvania Avenue in Sylvania. Anytime Fitness is the innovator of the 24-hour, key card access fitness club. As the world’s fastest growing co-ed fitness fran- chise, we are conveniently

located close to work and home. We are excited to offer cutting-edge Precor cardio equipment, strength- training equipment, and free weights, Expresso bikes, private shower and dressing facilities, tan- ning, personal training, and much more. In addition, our members can use any of the over 1300 Anytime Fitness clubs in the country. For more information on Anytime Fitness, call at

419-724-5575!

Sylvania Community Services celebrates 34 years

Living in a community that provides programs and services for youth through seniors speaks highly of the quality of life in Sylvania. Sylvania Community Ser- vices is part of the success in this community and we were 34 years strong in 2010. The Sylvania Area Cham- ber of Commerce awarded our agency the “Chamber Champion Award” for 2010 in their non-profit category for outstanding leadership and we were truly honored. We are proud to contin- ue providing quality Child

Care services to the Sylvania Community. Our commit- ment to providing quality programs in a safe environ- ment with an affordable pay- only-for-days-used policy helps makes our program popular to working families. Our gratitude to the Syl- vania community for their support was overflowing this year as the community voted in favor of a five-year renew- al operating levy for Sylva- nia Senior Center in Novem- ber. We were also very proud the Center received National Accreditation from the Na-

tional Institute of Senior Centers. The hard work of many was recognized in an

Accreditation Celebration in October. Our terrific staff, man- agers, board, and volunteers work very hard to serve the community through the pro- grams we offer. The support

of the Sylvania School Sys-

tem, the City of Sylvania, and Sylvania Township help make this all possible. Thank you Sylvania, for allowing us to serve you for th

our 34

year.

TARTA celebrates Earth Day

On Friday, April 22, Earth Day will be recognized by millions all over the world. Many will take part in specific activities Earth Day represents. Users of public transit across the United States will directly affect the reductionofgreenhousegases when they board their bus or train going to work, school, medical appointments, and just about anywhere. Every year, public transportation reduces the nation’s carbon emissions by 37 million metric tons— equivalent to the electricity used by 4.9 million households. In fact, riding public transportation is one of the most significant actions one can take to reduce their household carbon emissions. Commuting on public transportation can reduce an individual’s carbon footprint by 4,800 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

In the Toledo area, over 3.5 million passenger trips were made by TARTA in 2010. TARTA not only goes green on the road, it’s building green, too. With a scheduled completion in August of 2011, an 80,000-square-foot building will be home to the offices and maintenance facilities for TARTA’s paratransit operations, also known as TARPS, Toledo Area Regional Paratransit Service. The green building design incorporates a geothermal heating and cooling system, /solar panels, skylights, reflective roofing, and earth sheltering for energy efficiency. /There will be a biodiesel fueling station for public vehicles on the site as well. Two new diesel/electric hybrid buses will be added to TARTA’s fleet this year through the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Clean and

Green Program from federal funds. The $1.2 investment by ODOT is part of the overall /$40 million 21st Century Transit Partnerships for Ohio’s Next Generation. In 2011, TARTA expects to use over a million gallons of biodiesel fuel. / Biodiesel fuel is better for the environment than its petroleum counterpart because it produces lower emissions. Biodiesel is also made from domestic, renewable resources, decreasing our dependence on foreign oil. TARTA also

recycles its engine oil using

a waste oil heater for one

of its service buildings, and washes its buses with water heated by the same waste oil. Future green innovations include plans for a solar field on TARTA’s 130,000 square foot garage to power the facility’s lighting needs.

square foot garage to power the facility’s lighting needs. Metamora State Bank proud to serve the

Metamora State Bank proud to serve the community

needs. Metamora State Bank proud to serve the community Photo submitted The Sylvania branch of Metamora

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The Sylvania branch of Metamora State Bank has been proudly serving the community since 1995.

Metamora State Bank is located at 8282 Erie Street and is open Mon- day through Thursday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m, Fri- day from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The bank also offers drive up hours Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Satur- day from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Metamora State Bank offers many services in- cluding checking, savings and certificates of deposit, health savings accounts, IRAs, money market sav- ings, CDARs, internet banking, consumer loans, small business loans, mortgage loans, agricul- tural loans and alternative investment solutions.

Background and His- tory Metamora’s first branch opened in July 1944 in Metamora. The Sylvania Branch opened in 1995. The Metamora State Bank first opened its doors on July 1, 1944, and cele- brated its 65th anniversary in 2009. Initially operated by a husband and wife team of only two employ- ees with a financial base of only $1.5 million, the bank has enjoyed much growth, and now employs 19 people, with assets in excess of $60 million. Over the years there have not only been chang- es to the bank building, but to the way it operates,

as well. Originally using hand-processed transac- tions and then bookkeep- ing machines to make work easier, the bank embarked on a comput- erized banking system through a correspondent bank in 1980. In 1992 a remote processing proof machine was purchased, which could process items and transmit the work via telephone lines to our pro- cessor. We introduced our web- site and Internet Banking in 2001. Customers have been very receptive to looking at their accounts online, making transfers between accounts and even paying their bills through Internet Banking. We will continue to utilize tech- nology to address our cus- tomers’ growing needs in the future. Telebanc was introduced in 2009. As one of a dwindling number of locally-owned banks, Metamora State Bank is owned by a one- bank holding company known as Metamora Ban- corp, Inc., formed in 1985 to ensure the continuing image of a community bank.

Employees- Over 400 years of banking experience The company’s current Board of Directors con- sists of James Armstrong (President/CEO), Kath- leen Fischer (EVP/CFO/ COO), Robert Huskins, Fred Mossing (Chair- man), David Pifer and

Thomas Zraik. Timo- thy Weaver is the branch manager at Sylvania and Joseph Damman is the branch manager in Meta- mora. Our Business is proud of our personalized cus- tomer service. We know you by name. Our em- ployees take the time to get to know you and your family so we can provide you with the best possible products and services. You can stop in and talk to your bank president and your loan decisions are made by the person taking your applications. Most large banks can’t promise you this. We are locally owned and reinvest right here in our community. The money you deposit here is used to make loans to local residents and small businesses in your neigh- borhood. We also donate money and time to local events, schools, and fund raisers. We are Home- Style Banking, The Way Banking Should Be. Our business will thrive by the continued support of our existing custom- ers and new customers, as they become more aware of the importance of bank- ing with their local com- munity bank. With their loyalty, they help their neighborhood to grow and prosper, especially in these hard economic times. For more information, visit www.metamorabank. com.

The Olander Park System

visit www.metamorabank. com. The Olander Park System The Olander Park System (TOPS) serves the natural

The Olander Park System (TOPS) serves the natural recreations needs of the Sylvania School District. Formed as an ORC Section 1545 Park District in 1958, TOPS operates Fossil, Olander, Sylvan Prairie and Whetstone Parks, Southview and Herr Road Oak Savannas, and Quarry Ridge Bike Trail. The Fossil Park solar- powered restroom opened in May 2010. TOPS funded just 42 percent of the structure, receiving $220,500 in contributions and grants. TOPS expanded Sylvan Prairie by 52 acres to 150 acres. It received $425,390 from the Clean Ohio Fund and $70,000 from the Land

& Water Conservation Fund

to pay 57 percent of the

acquisition. TOPS restored

32 acres of Sylvan Prairie,

a failed golf course, into

native meadow in 2009 and

rehabilitated another 17 in

2010.

TOPS dedicated the JoAnne Gorman Rain Garden & Brick Walk at Olander Park. This

eliminated the maintenance lot’s constant flooding while greatly enhancing Olander’s beauty by replacing dumpsters with native and raised gardens, benches, trees and the magnificent brick walk. Mrs. Gorman was a longtime volunteer and donations to her raised

85 percent of the cost. TOPS hosts roughly

25 nature and education classes monthly, as well as the Easter Egg Hunt,

Maple Sugaring Festival,

Kids Trout Derby, “Sunset Serenades” Concerts, Super Kids & Sylvania Triathlons, and “Halloween Hike.” A three-person Board of Park Commissioners governs TOPS. Lucas County Probate Court Judge Jack Puffenberger appoints Commissioners to three-year terms without pay. Gail Abood, Harold C. McElmurry and John C. Zeitler are current Commissioners. Contact TOPS at 419- 882-8313 or email info@ olanderpark.com. Visit

olanderpark.com for more information.

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The May/June edition of The Olander Park System (TOPS) events calendar, The Pathfinder, is On-Line ONLY at olanderpark.com. TOPS is Your HOME for fossil hunting, nature programs, walking, boating, fishing, exercise, swimming, bike trails, picnic sites, shelter rentals, and so much more! Over 30 programs monthly for all ages, almost all FREE of Charge!

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