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:

Thought of the day 9/30/09

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?

Martinez Family Gets Home

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.

Veteran's Memorial Plaza at the UT Memorial Field House

I'm Gordon Haggett, project manager for the Veteran's Memorial 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:// .

Toledo Public School Board Meeting - Speak in support of a more inclusive Scott oversight committee

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, a life-long Toledo resident, has decided it is time to go...

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 town hall health care forum

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.

Public forum with YMCA leadership

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.

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