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.

Never Forget, Always Commemorate 9-11-01

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.

Response requested from Superintendent Foley - second request

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?

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Fwd: Re: Responses to your questions]
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2009 12:24:56 -0400
From: Steven Flagg
To: John Foley

Mr. Foley,

St. Andrew’s Hosts Pork Chop Feast to Benefit Outreach Programs

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
Chollett Drive

Admission includes one pork chop, baked potato, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce and dessert.
Adults - $10

DeeDee's Talk of the Township


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.

Helping Planned Pethood

Just a quick plug for a worthy cause, Planned Pethood. The group - which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded over 30 years ago - has a goal of reducing the overpopulation and suffering of dogs and cats through educational programs as well as low-cost spay/neuter programs. Planned Pethood also rescues, vets, and places adoptable dogs and cats into good permanent homes.

Councilman Tom Waniewski's August 2009 Newsletter

A Nuisance or Not

What is the best nonsense topic to drown out nonsense posters?

Maumee Republican Club makes a comeback

If you did not already hear, the Maumee Republican Club is back and looking to build their ranks.

For more information, please see their Facebook page:

or their Web site:

Their mission:
The Maumee Republican Club is a group of individuals that are committed to encouraging and promoting Republican candidates and ideals throughout Maumee, Ohio.

Voice of America profiles Salmenna Sedique

Voice of America is profiling Salmenna Sedique and her new role as president of the Masjid Saad Islamic Center.

Some in the West have long held negative stereotypes toward the Islamic faith, particularly when it comes to the role of women. But if one woman in Toledo, Ohio has her way, that is about to change. She was recently elected president of a local Islamic center. She oversees the operations of a community center, school, and mosque, including the activities of the Imam. Her goal is to show the non-Muslim world that women of Islam can do and achieve anything they want.

Jazz in the Garden

I have a brief review of tonight's Jazz in the Garden featuring the Toledo Jazz Orchestra, but just a reminder that there are only two concerts left in the series:

* August 13: Vocalist Ramona Collins
* August 20: Los Gringos

Tickets are $7 each, and you can bring your own cooler plus folding chairs or a blanket for a relaxing and entertaining evening.

"Lost Emerald World" (Hocking Hills, Ohio)

Tour of Scott High School, July 28, 2009

Before the renovation of Scott High School begins, the district is planning
to offer tours of the school to Scott alumni and area residents. Scott High
School principal, Ms. Treva Jeffries, will conduct two guided tours next
Tuesday, July 28th. Anyone interested in participating in one of the tours
is asked to park in the back lot of the school and meet in the cafeteria.
The morning tour will begin at *10 a.m.* and the afternoon tour will begin
at *1:30 p.m*.

Grand Tetons Slideshow by David Ben-Ariel

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