Larry Elder Approves this Message: Featuring James "The ACORN Shaker" O'Keefe and Buddy Sosthand. Zo's in there somewhere too!
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:
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.
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.
“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.
Jason Hickey gives us all something to think about with the following Tweet:
Newark, N.J. Toledo will trade you Carty Finkbeiner & The Mudhens for Cory Booker. No deal? Fine, take the TV rights to Coffee w The Fords.
Thank you Jason for wondering what we can do to rid ourselves of these scourges :) Maybe we can ask more cities? Offer a two for one?
Contractor and subcontractors give back to community,
Help family facing debilitating illnesses
Ridge Stone Builders and Developers along with nearly 30 of its subcontractors are building a special house for a special family in a very short period of time. The builders and subcontractors are donating their services.
Paul and Nicole Martinez of Sylvania will soon have to face life in wheelchairs.
This year's Diocese of Toledo Red Mass will be celebrated by His Excellency, Bishop Leonard P. Blair STD at Rosary Cathedral on Sunday September 27, 2009 at 11:00 am. This will be the third annual Red Mass, and it will be a bit different from the last two. First, it will fulfill the Sunday obligation of Roman Catholics (the last two Masses were on Thursday nights). Second, the dinner program with featured speaker will be replaced by a coffee-and-doughnuts social after Mass in the auditorium. Third, the annual Jack Schlageter Award (JSA) will be presented at the end of Mass by Bishop Blair.
I'm Gordon Haggett, project manager for the Veteran's Memorial Plaza......one of the most prestigious and inspiring projects the university has undertaken in recent years.
I am delighted to inform you that planning for the Veterans Memorial Plaza is complete and a groundbreaking ceremony was held on September 9, 2009. Formal dedication of the plaza will take place on Veterans Day, November 11, 2009 at 11:00 am. All donors will be invited.
For plaza details, a video message from President Lloyd Jacobs, and artist's rendering, go to ttp://www.utoledo.edu/vetplaza .
The proposed Scott Oversight Committee does have any of the people who worked so hard to get Scott remodeled. As it stands it has been confirmed by Mrs. Sobecki that she intends to present the handpicked committee to the TPS board for approval at the Sept. 22nd meeting at TPS. The time is 5:30PM. Please plan to attend.
If you desire to address the board before the decision is made please contact the Treasurers office at 1-419-671-8254 as asked to be allowed to speak at this meeting. You must contact them before 12 noon on Tuesday Sept 22nd, 2009 I believe. Your support is needed.
My wife was born and raised in Toledo. I was not born in Toledo, however, I attended the University of Toledo. After we were married, I tried to convince my wife we needed to move. However, like most life-long residents of Toledo, she was not willing to go. We purchased a house in a nice neighborhood, however, after a few years the neighborhood began to go downhill. When the voters of Toledo voted to put Carty back into office, we decided to move to Sylvania Township. Not ideal for me as I still wanted to leave the Toledo area completely, however, a huge step for my wife.
WSPD and other sponsors have rescheduled their original meeting which was supposed to happen last week. They will be presenting both sides of the debate. Health care professionals, business owners and insurance reps will be on hand to discuss both sides of the debate. Elected officials from Ohio and southeast Michigan have been invited, but we do not know who has confirmed. Marcy Kaptur will not be in attendance, according to Brian Wilson this afternoon.
SwampBubbles.com founder Chris Myers at Social Media Breakfast-Toledo now: http://www.livestream.com/socialmediabreakfasttoledo.
Dear Y supporter;
This is the meeting you have been waiting for!!!
Public Forum w/YMCA leadership
Wed. September 16th - 7:00 pm
Teamsters Local 20 • 435 Hawley St.
(South Ave. and the Anthony Wayne Trail)
Don't miss this opportunity to get answers. The YMCA leadership will be attending this meeting. This is an opportunity to speak out! Make your voice heard. Let the Y leadership know how much you care about a YMCA presence in all communities throughout Toledo.
Do you remember what you were doing that day? When our country changed forever? When our world would never be the same?
This undeniable American tragedy on our soil should be remembered year in and year out, to remember how people died that day because, in fact, they represented everything that America stands for.
Via e-mail from Steven Flagg:
For your information. Responses from John Foley to the original questions regarding the Scott auction are included in the text below. The auctions of TPS property have raised many questions within the Toledo community. Did they follow state law? Did we receive fair value for the property sold at these auctions? Why were property appraisals not completed for Scott and other auctions?
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Subject: [Fwd: Re: Responses to your questions]
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2009 12:24:56 -0400
From: Steven Flagg
To: John Foley
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church hosts a Pork Chop Feast and jewelry sale to benefit the parish’s community outreach programs. Chops are cooked over charcoal and catered by Grandma’s Backyard BBQ, Port Clinton. The public is welcome.
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2009
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Place: 2770 West Central (between Secor and Douglas)
entrance ot Parish Hall from parking lot on
Admission includes one pork chop, baked potato, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce and dessert.
Adults - $10
This issue of my Township Update will focus on the work and priorities of the Public Works Department - road repaving, leaf pickup, flooding/drainage, etc.