Press Releases - Community Interest


Jan 10

Girl Power

Calling all girls in grades 3 – 8 During our 3rd annual STEM career day for girls, Girl Power, you will explore the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields as only girls can - by having interesting discussions, asking ...

Posted By: Emily Helm | Category: Community Interest



Jan 10

Little Scientists Week

March 7 - 12, 2017 This week is dedicated to our littlest scientists: kindergarten age and younger. Visit Imagination Station, and explore the age-appropriate, EGGstreme activities for our littlest audience, including Naked Eggs, Spinning Eggs, Egg ...

Posted By: Emily Helm | Category: Community Interest



Jan 10

Greater Toledo Lego Club Showcase

January 21, February 4 and 18 1 - 4pm Enthusiastic about LEGO bricks or looking for the best tips to build a perfect structure? Representatives from Greater Toledo Club will be at Imagination Station providing information about how LEGO builders can ...

Posted By: Emily Helm | Category: Community Interest



Jan 10

National Engineering Week

February 20 - 26, 2017 Imagination Station will be OPEN for President's Day and starting the week off celebrating with National Engineering Week. This year we will be featuring Dowel Construction! Guests will use two tools; dowel rods & rubber ...

Posted By: Emily Helm | Category: Community Interest



Jan 10

LEGO Brick Architecture: Sky High Science

Imagination Station's Temporary Exhibition Now - April 30 Members: FREE Non-members: $4 Certified LEGO® Professional Adam Reed Tucker has taken over half a million LEGO Bricks and created our latest exhibition. That’s 2,700 pounds of ...

Posted By: Emily Helm | Category: Community Interest



Jan 03

Marketing and Public Relations

Fighting Heroin Presentations Offered at Toledo Lucas County Public Library Branches TOLEDO, OH- The number of heroin and opioid related drug overdose deaths in counties served by the Lucas County Coroner’s Office has increased from 8 in 2010 ...

Posted By: Kelly Schroder | Category: Community Interest



Dec 22

Little LEGO® Architect Display at Imagination Station

December 26 – January 31, 2017 Check out these unique structures built by our youngest visitors. Little LEGO Architects, aged 2 - 9, have submitted their LEGO creations and we are putting them on display. From small houses to a 16ft suspension ...

Posted By: Emily Helm | Category: Community Interest



Dec 19

Dave’s Running Shop Awarded 50 Best Running Stores in America Honor

Local business and involved community leader, Dave’s Running Shop, has received the prestigious “50 Best Running Stores in America” award for 2016. Every year, Competitor magazine partners with Running Insight trade magazine to ...

Posted By: Clint McCormick | Category: Community Interest



Dec 19

Program Series Brings You the World this Winter

Travel the world this winter with local wanderers in a 13-week Saturday series at various Metroparks. Sponsored by Maumee Valley Adventurers and Metroparks, the annual Travel Circle series presents area residents sharing photos and stories from ...

Posted By: Mary Lou Leonard | Category: Community Interest



Dec 19

6th-Annual “Have A Heart Drive” Aims to Restock Local Pantries

Drive runs January 9 – 20, 2017On Monday, January 9, Sylvania Franciscan Village (SFV) kicks off its 6th annual Have a Heart Restock Drive to supply hygiene items to four local outreach centers: Bethany House, Claver House, Helping Hands of ...

Posted By: Helene Sheets | Category: Community Interest



Dec 19

Library Offers Healthy, Hot Dinners to Children In-Need

(Released December 14, 2016):Meals for Children and Teens will be served in Children's Library MONDAY-FRIDAY from 4 - 4:45p.m. for the entire school year! In November, TLCPL began partnering with Children's Hunger Alliance to provide those 18 years ...

Posted By: Ben Malczewski | Category: Community Interest



Dec 19

Board Selects Dave Zenk to Lead Metroparks as Executive Director

Dave Zenk has been appointed executive director of Metroparks of the Toledo Area. The Board of Park Commissioners took official action this morning to appoint Zenk to the position he has held on an interim basis since October 1.Zenk has been a ...

Posted By: Scott Carpenter | Category: Community Interest



Dec 12

Maumee Valley Country Day School Announces Strong Finish for the Robotics Team in Fargo ND Competition

The MVhawksRobotics team traveled to Fargo, ND, for the regional BESTRobotics competition last weekend and attained their strongest finish yet. This is the 3rd time the MVCDS team attended the regionals in their four years of existence. Team mentors ...

Posted By: Melissa E. Kuhl | Category: Community Interest



Dec 12

Toledo Zoo Wins Best Zoo Lights Display

TOLEDO, Ohio – The Toledo Zoo’s Lights Before Christmas presented by KeyBank has been voted Best Zoo Lights by USA Today’s 10Best Readers' Choice online public voting contest! Toledo Zoo competed against 20 other zoos, including ...

Posted By: Shayla Moriarty | Category: Community Interest



Dec 07

Worldwide Candle Lighting

The Compassionate Friends Contact: TCF National Office 877.969.0010 www.compassionatefriends.org TCF of Northwest Ohio 419-377-6826 tcfofnwohio@gmail.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting to be held Sunday, ...

Posted By: Maryellen Schmidt | Category: Community Interest



Dec 02

Internship Academy Targets Employers

Registration deadline for employers: December 6 Collegiate Employ-Net Consortium invites employers to attend the 2016 Internship Academy on Thursday, December 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ward Pavilion at Wildwood Metropark at 4830 W. Central ...

Posted By: Helene Sheets | Category: Community Interest



Nov 29

Zion Lutheran Church Christmas Eve Services

Zion Lutheran Church (located at 8307 Memorial Hwy. (Old US 223) Ottawa Lake, Michigan 49267) is having wo Christmas Eve Candlelight Services, one at 4:30 pm and the other at 11:00 pm. Come and worship with us and celebrate the birth of our savior ...

Posted By: Norman Gregory | Category: Community Interest



Nov 26

Tinkering Space Activity: Frankentoy Tinkering at Imagination Station

Boing! Crank! Click! Ever wonder what makes your toys tick? Throughout December, find out as we take apart popular toys to discover what they’re made of. Maybe you have a better idea? You decide what else it can be as you reassemble the ...

Posted By: Emily Helm | Category: Community Interest



Nov 22

Hot Meals to be Provided to Older Adults on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving can be a lonely time of year for many older adults who may have recently lost a spouse or other loved ones. For those 60 years of age and older, who are looking for a hot Thanksgiving meal and some company, you are invited to the ...

Posted By: Justin Moor | Category: Community Interest



Nov 18

Metroparks Wins Record 6 Awards in State Contest

Metroparks of the Toledo Area has won a record six first-place awards in a statewide contest among parks and recreation agencies. The park district received nine awards in all from the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association in its annual Awards of ...

Posted By: Scott Carpenter | Category: Community Interest



Nov 18

Think Tank: Holiday LEGO Workshops

December Saturdays & Sundays 1pm & 3pm If you are craving a deeper level of engagement you can sign-up for a workshop hosted inside the Think Tank. Think Tank Workshops allow you to use real tools, familiar materials and lots of freedom to ...

Posted By: Stephanie Brinkman | Category: Community Interest



Nov 18

Maumee Valley Country Day School Admission Testing

Maumee Valley Country Day School Admission & Scholarship Testing &, 6th – 12th Grades: New students can earn up to $9,000 a year in Scholarships at Maumee Valley Country Day School. Call 419-381-1313 x105 for information on how to ...

Posted By: Melissa Kuhl | Category: Community Interest



Nov 16

Maumee Valley Country Day School comes out on Top in Ohio Niche Rankings

The Niche rankings for 2017 are out and Maumee Valley Country Day School swept multiple categories in Ohio. Maumee Valley has been ranked: #1 Most Diverse Private High School in Ohio #2 BEST Private K-12 School in Ohio#3 BEST Private High School in ...

Posted By: Melissa Kuhl | Category: Community Interest



Nov 14

National Engineering Week

February 21 - 26, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm Explore the interactive world of mechanical linkages. Linkages are a mechanical system of bars and joints that can create an incredibly complex series of movements. Everything from scissor lifts to bicycles ...

Posted By: Stephanie Brinkman | Category: Community Interest



Nov 11

The Third Battle for Lake Erie

Our Creation Care Team will host a presentation by Mike Ferner of Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie on Saturday November 12th at 9 AM. Come join us to understand the causes of this event and learn how a large, mostly unregulated source of pollution ...

Posted By: Bob Clark-Phelps | Category: Community Interest



Nov 08

National Chemistry Week

November 8 – 12 This year, National Chemistry Week will explore how you can solve mysteries by using chemistry. Focusing on the chemistry of DNA, fingerprints, art forgery, color and pigments and more. Visit Imagination Station and find out ...

Posted By: Stephanie Brinkman | Category: Community Interest



Nov 08

Little Scientist Workshops

October - December Thursdays, 11:30am - 12:15pm The Little Scientist Workshops are a series of programs that encourage families with young children, ages 3 – 5, to investigate the world around them. Your child will explore science through ...

Posted By: Stephanie Brinkman | Category: Community Interest



Nov 03

"Ce the Light" Community Awareness Event

Standing Courageous, Inc. is hosting a community awareness event on December 1, 2016 from 4-8 PM. The event will be held at The Ward Pavilion at Wildwood Metro Park in Toledo, OH.The event will be called “Ce the Light”, in honor of ...

Posted By: Paula Walters | Category: Community Interest



Nov 03

Toledo Library Given 4 Stars, Named Among America's Star Libraries 2016

We are pleased to announce the results of the ninth edition of the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service, sponsored by Baker & Taylor's Bibliostat. The LJ Index is a national rating system designed to recognize and promote America's public ...

Posted By: Ben Malczewski | Category: Community Interest



Nov 03

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Nick Fall's Medical Expenses

A spaghetti dinner to benefit Anthony Wayne grad and third-year UT law student, Nick Fall, is planned for Saturday, November 19 from 5:00 to 11:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 384 in Whitehouse, OH. Nick was injured in a swimming accident on ...

Posted By: Mike Fall | Category: Community Interest