Press Releases - Community Interest


Apr 17

Pet Extravaganza

In this crazy world in which we live it is nice to bring the scale back down to the community. It is time to take a break and reconnect with our animal friends. St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church is once again hosting the Pet Extravaganza Saturday ...

Posted By: Kristi Shepler | Category: Community Interest



Apr 17

Sunshine Communities Opens Homes for all Disabilities People

Sunshine Communities has opened two new fully-accessible homes for residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These Family Care Homes in Toledo offer opportunities for more independent living and meaningful connections to the ...

Posted By: Sara Wilson | Category: Community Interest



Apr 17

Ready, Set, Spring! Health Event

Join us for our annual Minority Health Month event! This year our theme is 'Ready, Set, Spring!' We will be having an event on April 19, 2018 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Uptown Green Park (1904 Madison Avenue, Toledo, OH 43604). We will be ...

Posted By: Ashley Payment | Category: Community Interest



Apr 17

Our Sustainable Future – Ready or Not, Here We Come!

Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment (SAVE) presents Our Sustainable Future – Ready or Not, Here We Come! at 7:30 p.m. on April 24th. The featured guest is John Krochmalny, retired Industrial Technologies Faculty from Northwest State ...

Posted By: Julian Johnson | Category: Community Interest



Apr 17

Luminations!

On Saturday, April 28th, Lourdes University hosts its annual, premier scholarship fundraising event – Luminations! – at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. Each year, an audience of more than 500 guests gathers to ...

Posted By: Julian Johnson | Category: Community Interest



Apr 17

6th Annual Karl Rahner Lecture

The Sylvania Franciscan Village (SFV) presents the 6th Annual Karl Rahner Lecture in honor of Father Jim Bacik from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 31st. Guest Lecturer Mary Catherine Hilkert, O.P., will address “Ordinary Grace: Human Life As ...

Posted By: Julian Johnson | Category: Community Interest



Apr 17

14th annual Toledo Plant Exchange

The Toledo Plant Exchange invites all to share the pleasure of working the soil, on Sat. May 5. Drop off your plants (weed-free and labeled) and gently used gardening paraphernalia from 8:30 to 10am in the underground parking garage at Main Library ...

Posted By: Tahree Lane | Category: Community Interest



Mar 20

Toledo Zoo Announces New Partnership

TOLEDO, Ohio — Toledo Zoo and ProMedica are exemplifying the old adage that together everyone achieves more through their new partnership to renovate the Zoo’s 80+ year old Museum of Science. Today, the two organizations will announce ...

Posted By: Shayla Moriarty | Category: Community Interest



Mar 06

Toledo ranked third in the nation by Site Selection Magazine for economic development among mid-size cities

Site Selection Magazine ranked Toledo third in the nation for economic development among mid-size cities.The national magazine released its 2017 Governor’s Cup Awards today. Toledo outperformed Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati, according to ...

Posted By: Ignazio Messina | Category: Community Interest



Mar 06

TSA Students Collaborate with QSI Fabrication Inc.

TOLEDO, OH – TSA students from the classroom of Joy Carson, Stephen Johnston and Leslie Taylor are beginning a collaborative project with QSI Fabrication Inc. to learn more about design and development, while gaining educational experience in ...

Posted By: Laura Doles | Category: Community Interest



Mar 06

Partners in Education to Provide Educational Opportunities for Family House Shelter Residents

Toledo, OH – Partners in Education, an organization dedicated to enhancing student success through community engagement, is proud to announce a partnership with Family House Shelter, which provides homeless families in crisis with ...

Posted By: Michelle Klinger | Category: Community Interest



Mar 06

Proposed Changes to Board of Community Relations, Youth Commission

The Kapszukiewicz administration today proposed changes to city boards and commissions.The administration asked Toledo City Council during its agenda review meeting to consider abolishing the Youth Commission. Funding for the Youth Commission ...

Posted By: Ignazio Messina | Category: Community Interest



Mar 06

Toledo Botanical Garden Joins Metroparks

The City of Toledo, Metroparks Toledo, Toledo Public Schools and the Arts Commission are working together to ensure that Toledo Botanical Garden remains one of the region’s cultural gems.An ordinance introduced by the administration and ...

Posted By: Scott Carpenter | Category: Community Interest



Mar 06

Mud Hens and Tigers Extend Affiliation

TOLEDO, OH – The Toledo Mud Hens and the Detroit Tigers have extended their player development agreement through the 2020 season, cementing a relationship between these two historic franchises that dates back more than 30 years. Toledo has ...

Posted By: Andi Roman | Category: Community Interest



Mar 06

Milestones Award Luncheon

YWCA of Northwest Ohio is honored to celebrate seven amazing women this year for their outstanding contributions to our community during the 23rd annual Milestones Awards luncheon, held at the Seagate Centre, Wednesday, March 28th from 11:30am ...

Posted By: Marla Garner | Category: Community Interest



Mar 06

Cultivating Community: Gardens for Good

Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 Lucas County residents struggle with food insecurity? You can help! Do you, your neighbors, or your faith-based community have an interest in gardening? Consider starting a commuity garden or growing extra produce ...

Posted By: Suzanne Saggese | Category: Community Interest



Mar 06

Gear Up for Bike Month

Start planning now for Bike Month in May. How will you participate? May 9 Bike to School Day Schools hold special events to encourage young students to walk or cycle to school. Cycle with your children. May 12 Bike Day at the Toledo Farmers ...

Posted By: Mary Pat McCarthy | Category: Community Interest



Feb 14

The Franciscan Center announces March events

The Franciscan Center of Lourdes University is pleased to announce the March slate of events. Saturday, March 3The Toledo Symphony’s Welltower Mozart & More series presents Concerto Nos. 5 & 20 at 2:30 p.m. featuring William Eddins, conductor ...

Posted By: Helene Sheets | Category: Community Interest



Feb 14

Black Swamp Conservancy Launches Program to Support New Farmers in Northwest Ohio

Black Swamp Conservancy is launching an initiative to support northwest Ohio’s next generation of farmers. The Northwest Ohio Farm Access Program will serve as an agriculture incubator to reduce the biggest hurdle facing beginning farmers - ...

Posted By: Julie Pompa | Category: Community Interest



Feb 14

Luminations! benefits student scholarships

On Saturday, April 28th, Lourdes University hosts its annual, premier scholarship fundraising event – Luminations! – at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. Each year, an audience of more than 500 guests gathers to ...

Posted By: Helene Sheets | Category: Community Interest



Feb 14

Maumee Valley Country Day School Announces Junior Student a Finalist in MIT Competition

MVCDS student Nipun Jayatissa '19 has been selected as a 2018 finalist for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) THINK program, an annual science research and innovation competition for high school students. His research proposal was ...

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



Feb 14

Recognize people who support equal justice in our community

People are doing great things in northwest Ohio to support equal justice. Please help us recognize them for their hard work and commitment to helping others with an Access to Justice Award. LAWO, ABLE, and the Toledo Bar Association Pro Bono Legal ...

Posted By: Jen | Category: Community Interest



Feb 14

"The Muddy Eagle" Run

Eisenhower Intermediate School is having their 3rd Community Mud Run Course “The Muddy Eagle” on May 19th. This 1.5 mile mud & obstacle course is a fantastic family race or a great starter race for those who have always wanted to ...

Posted By: Brenda Zachel | Category: Community Interest



Jan 31

Bluegrass & Green Acres

Black Swamp Conservancy’s 7th annual fundraiser, Bluegrass & Green Acres, has changed locations for its 2018 event. The Malawi Event Center at Toledo Zoo is the setting for the March 16 celebration, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Grand Rapids, ...

Posted By: Julie Pompa | Category: Community Interest



Jan 31

7th Annual Project PJ

Nothing is better on a cold winter night than a cozy pair of PJ's! It's SeaGate Food Banks 7th annual PROJECT PJ, collecting now thru February 24th. Whether new or gently used; SeaGate is seeking donations of blankets, pajamas, slippers, toiletries, ...

Posted By: Cheri | Category: Community Interest



Jan 31

Hometown Coach Scores Touchdown with Packo’s

Central Catholic athletic director Greg Dempsey will kick off the 2018 bun signing season at Toledo’s most famous eatery Coach Dempsey arrives at the Original Tony Packo’s® on Front St. at 1pm on Tuesday, January 30 to autograph one ...

Posted By: Kirsten Ingram | Category: Community Interest



Jan 21

The Toledo Symphony Orchestra Announces ProMedica as New Sponsor for Flagship Classics Series

TOLEDO, OH – The Toledo Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce ProMedica as the sponsor of its Classics Series. This sponsorship will go into effect immediately, covering the remainder of this performance season (2017-2018) and will continue ...

Posted By: Felecia Kanney | Category: Community Interest



Jan 21

Play It Forward Collected Thousands Of Toys

PERRYSBURG, OH (January 19, 2018) From Barbie Dolls to tool benches, Legos to bikes, the 8th Annual Play It Forward Used Toy Drive brought hundreds of people, with thousands of toy donations to Levis Commons last weekend. But the project has just ...

Posted By: Allison Schroeder | Category: Community Interest



Jan 21

Inspire Toledo

Join us on February 10th at Junior League's fundraiser, Inspire Toledo, for a Mardi Gras inspired evening of dancing, games of chance, a NOLA signature drink, AND your ticket to the event is an entry for a $1,000 cash prize! When you put on that ...

Posted By: Erin Braun | Category: Community Interest



Jan 01

Lourdes Presents Sibs N' Kids Weekend

Lourdes University Department of Student Activities presents Sibs N’ Kids Weekend on February 16-18, 2018. Lourdes students are encouraged to invite up to two (2) siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews, or neighbors between the ages of 5-15 years ...

Posted By: Julian Johnson | Category: Community Interest