Jingle Balls to Play Benefit!

Friday, December 18, 2009
8:30 p.m.

Jingle Balls, a garage band comprising the stellar and nearly-stellar talents of various members of the local legal community, will be performing a benefit for Wake Up Youth, Inc.

Band members scheduled to contribute their talents include:
Jim Yavorcik, Esq., President of the Toledo Bar Association
Judge Michael Goulding, Acting Presiding and Administrative Judge, Toledo Municipal Court
Jim Anderson, law clerk to Judge C. Allen McConnell, Toledo Municipal Court

A George Mason physicist's thoughts on unintended acceleration

A George Mason Physicist, Eugenie Mielczarek, saw Wolfman's post on unintended acceleration and wrote to send his thoughts on the issue. His theory is quite interesting. Eugenie is saying that she feels the Toyota cases of unintended acceleration could be a result of RF interference given all of the wireless controls on a car right now. He speaks with experience being he was a victim of his Subaru Tribeca taking off for no apparent reason.

Should the current so-called 'profanity' filter be continued on Swampbubbles?

Yes, I appreciate how the filter eliminates words I don't wish to see used in this forum. It adds to forum civility.
32% (24 votes)
No, tjhe filter is needless and overly-restrictive in a public forum where adults should be free to express themselves openly
68% (52 votes)
Total votes: 76

Be Thankful

Well tomorrow is Thanksgiving day. A very American holiday. A time to pause and give thanks for all we have been blessed with as Americans. For a strong and free government blessed with divine providence from God. So take a moment and be thankful.It could be worse. We could actually have a horrible economy and owe the nation to a Communist country. (Oh wait we do!) Well at least we have a President who puts his country before his own ego. One that will support his troops and let them know that , he has their back. (OH what?

Live Stream, Ottawa Hills Village Council Meeting

Live Internet Streaming
Ottawa Hills Village Council Meeting
Monday, Nov. 23th - 7:30 pm
at Ottawa Hills Elementary School Gym

The location for the next Village Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 23rd at 7:30 pm, will be the gymnasium at the Ottawa Hills Elementary School, which is located at 3602 Indian Road. The meeting location will provide more space for interested citizens who wish to attend.

A thank you from the Red Cross

A hot meal delivered to victims after a disaster. Blood when it is needed most. Shelter when there is nowhere else to turn. These are just some of the ways the selfless gifts from our community are put to work through the American Red Cross. The lifesaving mission of the Red Cross is possible because of individuals like you and we are privileged to provide gifts that save the day for families in our community. Thank you for your compassion, generosity and volunteer spirit. Thanks for giving.

Tim Yenrick
American Red Cross
Northwest Ohio Regional Director

Should the Toledo Blade Continue To Print In "Today's Log" Dogs Killed and Dogs Adopted at the Lucas Co Dog Pound

Would You Vote For Someone Other Than Pete Gerken and Tina Skeldon Wozniak Based Solely On Their Refusal To Fire the Dog Warden

local community organizing for 2010

Let’s get together and put together the plan to be an effective Community organizing group for the 2010 elections and beyond. The Parties have been doing this for years, now it is time for WE The People to rally the troops.
*Tired of having to vote for the lesser of two evils?
*Tired of seeing your voice have no effect?
*Wondering how has hijacked our country and where are we heading?
*Wondering how do we stop it?
*Do you think you are alone in having these questions?

Miami University Alumni and Friends Announce Wine Tasting Event

Toledo, Ohio. The Northwest Ohio Chapter of Miami University Alumni Association announces a special wine tasting event for alumni, family and friends. We will sample five wines (two white and three red) and enjoy appetizers of antipasto, assorted cheeses and crackers, hummus, bruschetta, spinach artichoke dip, stuffed mushrooms, Swedish meatballs, fresh fruit, artisan breads and dessert petit fours.

DATE: Monday, November 23, 2009

TIME: 6:00 pm

PLACE: Manhattan’s Restaurant
1516 Adams Street
Toledo, Ohio 43604

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is November 11, 2009

Brother re-elected

Just sent little brother a message of congrats on his re-election to Maumee City Council. While I no longer reside in Maumee I know that they strive to excell there.

Automated Trash Public Information Meeting

Tom Waniewski: I invite you to attend the first public information meeting on the new automated trash pick up. I am happy to have snagged the first public meeting in our district to inform residents who may still have questions about the new program. I've been trying to hit as many block watches as possible to answer questions, but I know there are likely more questions still out there. Residents don't have to live in District 5 to attend, so invite your neighbors. The informational meeting will be Thursday, November 19th at 6 p.m. at Aldersgate Church on Douglas and Sylvania.


Larry Elder Approves this Message: Featuring James "The ACORN Shaker" O'Keefe and Buddy Sosthand. Zo's in there somewhere too!

Issue 3 , yes or no ?


Deer grazing in Maumee Bay meadow

Deer in Maumee Bay meadow

Deer at Maumee Bay

New wine Blog

Toledo Wines and Vines blog is a new blog focused on wines of Northwest Ohio.

The purpose, from the site is to:

Keeping you in touch with the Toledo, Ohio, area wine scene, providing information on wine tasting and events and sharing tasting notes and travel exploits.

If you are interested in wines looks like they have the start of a good blog. Check them out at:

Thoughts On Local Education

It appears that there are too many special interest groups involved in the educational process. Rather than an honest examination of what the playing field is and what has a chance of working, too much time and resources are wasted in trying to do "things right" as defined by a bureaucratic system. Too many resources are also wasted through trying to "win public debates" that are already lost. A system that constantly needs to respond to whatever made the news in The Blade yesterday cannot spend it's resources on the core mission.

Perch Fishing Trip with Tom Amstutz

The University of Toledo Alumni Association is sponsoring a perch fishing trip with Tom on Saturday, October 17. The trip is coordinated by Sassy Sal Charters and departs from the Jefferson Street Pier, 40 Jefferson Street, in downtown Port Clinton at 7:30 a.m. sharp.

We will fish and socialize until 2:30 p.m., leaving in plenty of time to catch the 7 p.m. kick-off in the Glass Bowl against Northern Illinois.

Annual Solar Tour Oct. 3-4

“Green” enthusiasts interested in expanding their knowledge about green energy are invited to participate in Green Energy Ohio’s seventh annual Ohio Solar Tour Oct. 3-4.

“Solar Tours” in 91 communities and 166 sites throughout Ohio will showcase solar, wind, biomass and energy efficiency working for homes, businesses, farms, public buildings and utilities.

More info:

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