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DESCRIPTIONA Long and Art Filled Life
FREEAugust 2014 / Volume 20 8
Sylvania centenarian Walter chapman Still Sketching after all theSe yearSpg. 6
Smell good, stay safe Some fragrances pose health risks
keeping the peace
Tips for when children move back
keeping up with teens
Retiree joins students on Europe trip
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In this IssueAugusT 2014
Movie reviewS 14
wHere are tHey Now? 15
HouSiNg guide 17
Cover Story 6
CaleNdar 12Pg. 6
n teaCH kiDs to FisHn be a zoo guiDen get your PassPortn breaking new grounD
retiree tours euroPe witH teens
PeaCe witH booMerang kiDs
CHeMiCals & FragranCes
Cover photo by Bob Lubell
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Become a fishing instructorA free Passport to Fishing workshop, to be held Aug. 13, will train people to become certified fishing instructors.
The workshop, presented by the Ohio Department of Natural Resourc-es, will teach volunteers the basics of fishing and how to run a kid-friendly fishing event. These instructors can then go back to their communities with a written curriculum and training aids to teach youngsters and begin-ning anglers the basics of fishing.The workshop will be from 9am-4pm at the Wildlife District Two Office, 952 Lima Ave., Findlay. Reservations are due by Aug. 6. Information: 419-429-8347 or wildohio.gov
Zoo guides neededThe Toledo Zoo is looking for adults interested in volun-
teering their time as Exhibit Guides, Zoo Educators, or clerical volunteers.
Exhibit Guides work on the zoo grounds to educate the public about the animals and to help keep visitor traffic flowing in a timely and friendly manner.
Zoo Educators work on and off the zoo grounds to engage visitors, assist with educational activities
and biofacts, introduce visitors to programs and offer scripted interpretive programs.Clerical volunteers help prepare mailings, stuff
envelopes, collate and organize binders and data.For more information, contact volunteer manager
Bill Davis at 419-385-5721 or [email protected]
Breaking new groundA groundbreaking ceremony was held June 25 for the Elizabeth Scott Communitys new Skilled Rehabilitation Center, a 12,288-square-foot facility on its Springfield Township campus. The new center is expected to open by late spring, 2015. Pictured are members of the Bucher family, current owners and operators, from left, Maximillian; Allyson; Paul Deb; Matt, and Jean holding Vincent.
Going places?Passport services are available at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Librarys Main Branch, 325 Michigan St., Mondays and Thursdays 9am-7:30pm; Fridays and Sat-urdays from 9am to 4:30pm.
The total fees are $135 for adults and $105 for minors under age 16. Information: 419-259-5200 or toledolibrary.org
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W ith a twinkle in his bright blue eyes, Walter Chapman laughed off a question about his secret to longevity. How the hell do I know? he asked with a smile and a shrug.An artist who has won numerous awards worldwide for his watercolor and oil paintings, Chapman turned 101 last year on Pearl Harbor Day (Dec. 7th).
He said he tries to eat well, including plenty of fresh fruit, and was ac-tive in sports most of his life. He played football at Scott High Schooluntil he got knocked out and was told he couldnt play any longerand then took up tennis.
Chapman has been using a wheelchair since he took a fall in his Sylva-nia home several years ago, breaking a leg in three places. Thats when his wife, Jean, decided to close the Chapman Art Gallery in downtown Sylvania, which she had run for 30 years, and spend more time caring for her husband. While Chapman is not as mobile as he used to be, he stays active and still enjoys painting and sketching.
READS THREE BOOKS A WEEKHe reads three books a week, mostly mysteries by such authors as James
Patterson and John Grisham, and loves watching sports on television.Jean a spry 93, has a theory why her husband of 51 years (it was a second
marriage for both) is such a vibrant and vital centenarian: his peaceful per-sonality and positive outlook.He is a very sweet, kind, thoughtful soul, she said. He doesnt have any agitation or anger in him. He has good feelings. Now that doesnt mean he cant get angry...
Walter interjects a story about when he was a student at the Cleveland School of Art and had a friend who was a professional boxer. He taught me to fight and I got pretty good, even though I never really was a fighter.
One day the two were walking past a fraternity house when the frat boys started hurling insults.
We stopped and my friend said, Walter, pick out anyone you want and Ill handle the rest. We walked up to their yard and he said, Come on. He knocked them out with one punch. I didnt have any problem with my guy because he had taught me how to box. The rest of them retreated back to their porch, and we said goodbye. That was an aberration, though an unforgettable one, for the peaceful painter. But it wasnt the only time he experienced violence firsthand.Chap-man was a sergeant in World War II and was stationed on the front lines during the Battle of the Bulge.
SKETcHES Of ARmy lifEHe brought his art equipment with him and captured many scenes of
Army life while advancing through France and Germany. (But my real job was to kill a few Germans, he said.).
He went out with a big sheet of white paper to do the painting, Jean added, and it was like a target. They started shooting at him while he was trying to paint!
His WWII artworks have been featured in a number of books, in the Brown University Military Collection, and in the military newspaper Stars & Stripes. Chapman said all he ever wanted to be was an artist. When I was just a kid I was doing drawings, from the very beginning. I used to do
101-year-old WalTer CHaPMaNs Works oN disPlay iN Perrysburg
from left, New Orleans Jazz Band (watercolor); chapman at the Tile club (Bob lubell photo);
Plaza in Oaxaca, mexico (watercolor).
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little portraits of people because I like to do faces.He also loves painting landscapes, and specialized in watercolors
because they are easy to use while traveling. He has carried his easel and supplies literally around the world, painting scenes from the Maumee River to Notre Dame Cathedral to the Taj Mahal.
Chapman said he never tried to copy other artists styles, but followed his own creativitydeveloping a light and spirited touch that can crys-tallize a scene without getting lost in the details.
Do your own thingIts always easier to do your own thing, he said. I dont like to copy
other peoplebut they can copy me if they want to!Chapman has taught scores of local students, holding classes in his
Sylvania home for decades. Many have kept in touch with their kind and patient instructor. One even married him. Jean met Walter when she was his student.
Their relationship is so loving, Jean said, that she believes it contrib-utes to living long and fruitful lives. Hell say, I need a hug, or, I need a kiss. Jean said. It happens all the time.
Walter Chapman: People, Places, and Things, an exhibit featuring 28 paintings, is on display through Aug. 16 in the Perrysburg Municipal Building, 201 Indiana Ave. Some artworks are for sale, priced from $800
to $2,500. Information: 419-324-4758 or [email protected]
Read the Toledo City Paper story on Chapman: http://bitly/1mEZWNZ
AwArds: First Place Awards and honors (he won some of these awards more than once)n Bronze Star for combat art during WWIIn Salmagundi Club (prestigious art club in New York City with such famous painters as members as William Merrit Chase, Nor-man Rockwell, Paul Cadmus, and Andrew Wyeth
n National Watercolor USA Honor Soci-ety (national contest sponsored by Spring-field Art Museum, MO) n Toledo Area Artist Exhibition n Purchase Award Toledo Federation of Art Societies (a painting purchase for the permanent collection)
n Honored with a 50-year retrospective at the Toledo Museum of Art, 1988
n Grumbacher Art Co. Award
n Inducted into the Distinguished Artist Hall of Fame, Sylvania
the artist looks over his profiles of courage sketches published in the book world war ii Art of walter h. Chapman, by Mark Miller
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them to the fact that this is not a permanent arrangement. Will it be three months? Six
months? A year? Until your kid finds a job?
Talk about things like who is
responsible for what chores around the house, access to cars, late nights/no-shows, and overnight guests. Your child is now an adult, and needs re-ality checks. Parents should feel entitled to negotiate what works for them during this time. You arent run-
ning a bed and breakfast, so be clear about what you need.
All personal responsibilities like laun-dry, cleaning their room, and cleaning up after themselves should be a mustno ne-gotiating on this one.
And it wont hurt to ask them to help the family with things like grocery shop-ping, cooking, and yard work. If you dont open those lines of communication fully up front, youre opening the door for your boomerang kid to dodge responsibility and take advantage of the situation.
The financial implications of mov-ing back home are crucial for the par-ents and the adult child. If he or she has income and can pay rent and contribute to food costs, they should. One ground rule that can be especially helpful is to schedule regular bank savings check-ups with your son or daughter to make sure they are holding up their end of the financial bargain.
Agree on a set amount to be saved that would be enough for your child to get his or her own placeand make sure it happens. A boomerang situation doesnt have to be a negative experi-ence. If you can view it as a teachable moment, then perhaps some personal financial concepts can be forged that will stay with your children the rest of their lives.
But preferably in their own resi-dence, and the sooner the better.
RelationshipsWhen Boomerang Kids are filling empty nestsTips on keeping the peace
by Linda Tippett
Hello, Mom? Guess whatIm coming home!
That message would normally be cause for celebration if the son or daughter has been gone for some time. But the situation changes when your child asks, Can I stay with you and dad for a while?
Your son or daughter, now a young adult, has just become a member of a fast-growing groupthe Boomerang Kids, the children of baby boomers who are finding it tough to make it on their own and are landing back in the parents empty nests.
Some have begun or finished col-lege. Others cant find jobs. Some have jobs, but want to save money. Others may have young families and cant swing the monthly finances.
Some have credit card or college
Kim Bryson of Perrysburg:Thankful for the boomerang opportunityby HannaH benson
as soon as I got home and realized how much I missed it, with being so far away for school, it was hard to think about leaving again anytime soon, said Kim bryson, 22, of Perrysburg.
bryson, who recently gradu-ated from niagara University with a degree in early childhood and special education, played college softball and the time demands of athletics prevented her from work-ing while she was a student. That is one of the reasons she moved back in with her parents.
I think its a good option for those who arent quite ready to be on their own, she said. Whether they dont have the money, theyre unsure about their future and where they want to be, or even if they just want to stay in the same city, it doesnt make sense to pay for an apartment if your parents are willing to take you in for some time.
bryson said it was a big change, replacing a life filled with softball and schoolwork with spending her time searching for a job to cover her living expenses. she enjoys being home and the independence that her parents let her have as a boomerang kid, allowing her to make her own decisions.
I offer up a lot of help when I can because I am thankful they allowed me to move back in, she said.
she has given herself a timeline of one year to find a job, decide where she wants to live, and save money to support herself.
loan debt they cant pay off.
So the empty nests are filling upand in some instances, becom-ing crowded. Making room will, of course, have advantages and disadvantages, but with proper planning, it can be a win-win situation for everyone.
If you find your-self dealing with your own boomerang kid, here are some tips to help keep the atmosphere nontoxic.
Before they arrive at the door with clothes, furniture, sporting gear, and all their electronics, try discussing an appropriate pe-riod of time for them to live at home. Alert
Before they arrive at the door with clothes, furniture, sporting gear, and all their electronics, try discussing an appro-priate period of time for them to live at home.
Got a Boomerang Kids story? Send it to [email protected]
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HealtHScents and Sensitivity
Be careful of chemicals in the fragrances you useby Alice Marson
Everyone likes to smell good, but smelling good should not be injurious to your health or the health of others.
Many perfumes and fragrance ingredients are derived and pro-duced by chemical synthesis of petroleum and contain hazardous chemicals that present potential health risks.
Its smart to keep in mind that anything you put on your skin or inhale is absorbed into the blood-stream.
Some of the chemicals used in fragrances can trigger allergic reactions resulting in headaches, wheezing, vomiting, reduced pul-monary function, asthma, lung irritation and contact dermatitis.
Other serious potential health risks include hormone disruption, sperm damage, thyroid effects, and endocrine problems.
Not listed on labelsWhile some of the toxic chem-
icals found in perfumes are also found in cigarette smoke and gasoline, perfume ingredients, like those used in toxic cleaning products, are not required by the federal Food and Drug Adminis-tration to be listed on the label.
Three of the most common chemicals found in perfumes are benzaldehyde, benzyl acetate, and ethanol.
Lab tests commissioned by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, the Environmental Working Group, found 91 different chemicals in 17 products. Some of the popular products in the study included Hannah Montana Se-cret Celebrity, Britney Spears Cu-rious, Calvin Klein Eternity for Men, Halle by Halle Berry, and Jennifer Lopez J. Lo Glow. These products, just a few of the many, are not condemned by the FDA, but contain harmful chemicals on the EPAs Hazardous Waste List. They are being sold and used by the general public every day.
Keep in mind that anything you put on your skin or inhale is absorbed into the bloodstream. Another health concern is the quality of indoor air. Numer-ous reports have described the sick building syndrome associ-ated with the air quality in public buildings. The contamination of indoor air can be not only from perfumes, but also from a variety of sources, including construction materials, fabrics, furnishings, maintenance supplies, adhesives, paint, caulks, paper, and cleaning products.
Steve Ganss, co-owner of To-ledo Duct Clean, said people who call his business are often hav-ing respiratory problems. Dust, mold and allergens build up in
the ducts over time, whether its a residential building or a business. Many people dont get their ducts cleaned as often as they should, Ganss said.
Workplace illnesses When it comes to fragrances,
people are becoming increasingly sensitive to the chemicals. For many, fragrances in perfumes can be overwhelming and nauseating. People can become ill from the inconsiderate use of fragrances in shared workspaces. It stands to reason that per-fume should make one smell goodnot make one ill. The fra-grance from perfumes, cosmetics, or whatever, should be organic and, if possible, 100% natural. So, if you would like to smell good, try natural essential oils, of which there are dozens. Lavender is a very popular, recognizable, and delightful one. Personally, I like patchouli.
Health and optimismA new survey by the Dallas-based United States of Aging found that Americans 60 and older are more mo-tivated than in the past two annual surveys to improve their health by exercising regularly and setting health goalstwo simple steps that also relate to reported increases in optimism among seniors. Accord-ing to the survey, more than one-third of seniors (37%) say they exercise every day, compared to 26% in 2013. And among seniors who exercise daily, 28% say the past year has been better than normal, compared to 15% overall.
Overcoming burnoutLong-term exhaustion and lack of inter-est in work is not hopeless; it can be overcome. Get a glimpse into how leaders, employees, and those in the nonprofit sector manage stress and defeat burnout during a free 90-minute workshop on August 20, 9-10:30am, at ITT Technical Institute. 1656 Henthorne, Maumee. 419-392-7737. [email protected]
Delaying disease symptomsA free fitness program will help em-power people with memory loss, Par-kinsons disease, and other movement disorders. Tuesdays, August 12 through September 2, 3-3:45pm at the Lial Re-newal Center, Whitehouse. 419-877-0432 or lialrenewalcenter.org. Register by Friday, August 8.
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Health Calendar[Saturday 2]Smoothie Workshop - Learn how to incorporate a serving of fruits and vegetables into a healthdul smoothie. Bassetts Health Foods, 3344 Secor rd. 419-531-0334. bassettshealthfoods.com Free
Dynamic Day of Sensory Informa-tion and Ideas - Sensory Support of Northwest Ohio provides informa-tion and encouragement to those touched by Sensory Processing disorder (SPd). Noon-4pm. rehab dynamics, 3160 Central Park West. 419-340-3241. facebook.com/sensorysupportofnwo Free
[FrIday 9] Yoga at Wildwood Metropark -Practice stretches and breathing techniques to relax and re-ener-gize. 7:30-8:30am. $20, drop in/ $39 for full series. Wildwood Metropark, 4830 W. Central ave. 912-308-2185. yogajayoga.com
[tueSday 12]Delay the Disease - a certified delay the disease trainer will intro-duce a fitness program designed to empower people with memory
loss, Parkinsons disease and other movement disorders. (See Page 9)
[tHurSday 28]Staying Tobacco Free Support Group`- Help for individuals who need help maintaining a tobacco-free life and have completed group or individual cessation counseling. 7:15pm. ProMedica St. Lukes Hospital, 5757 Monclova rd., Maumee. 419-893-QuIt.promedi-ca.org
[tHurSday 28]Transitions - For individuals with memory loss - Individuals with early-stage memory loss, with their family and friends, are invited to at-tend these programs for social and educational opportunities and group sharing. Last thursday of every month. 6:30-8:30pm, alzheimers association of Northwest Ohio, 2500 N. reynolds rd. 419-537-1999.
[ONGOING]Silver Sneakers Flex program - exer-cise programs designed for seniors who typically dont go to the gym, with personal and group trainers. Held throughout the area by ameri-can Mobile Fitness. 419-351-1381.
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in EuropeRetired teacher finds her travel
groove on trip with teensby Christine A. Holliday
In record numbers, those 65 and older are taking off on cruises, hiking adventures, vis-iting historic site, and travel-ing overseas, all helping them keep active and stay involved in the world around them.
JoAnne Wayton, 73, of Lam-bertville, MI, is one such traveler. She recently joined a group of high school girls and her daughter to see sites in Spain and Italy. As it turns out, she experienced hiking, cruising, lots of history, and over-seas culture as the group spent nine days on the go. She walked on the cobblestone streets of Zaragosa, hiked up the hilly streets of Toledo, Spain, and enjoyed an overnight ferry ride from Barcelona to Rome. She visited museums, cathedrals, plazas, and palaces, making friends with fellow travelers as young as her grandchildren.
First taste of big travelA retired nurse and teacher,
Wayton traveled on short trips with groups of singles before her marriage. But she had her first taste of big travel when she and her husband, John, took a trip to Las Vegas.
During their 47-year marriage, the Waytons enjoyed 14 cruises, including one through the Panama Canal. She notes that she has trav-eled to every country in Central and South America.
The Waytons also traveled to Hawaii and Alaska and made two pilgrimage tours to Italy, both of which focused on Catholic religious sites. JoAnne still smiles when she describes how close she sat to then-Pope Benedict XVI. She reads vora-ciously about sites she might visit, and hopes to visit the Holy Land in the future.
So, how does a savvy senior traveler (who has traveled almost exclusively with other couples) end up sharing a European vacation
with high school girls and their moms and teachers?
JoAnnes daughter, Marie Blesing, teaches at St. Ursula Academy, where the Spanish teacher was organizing a trip to Madrid, Toledo and Barcelona, Spain, and Rome. Marie wanted to go, and asked her mom to be part of the group, which included 34 students, teachers, and moms. The average age of the group was 28, with plenty of student athletesa mix of energy and enthusiasm that might have wor-ried a not-so-experienced traveler. But JoAnne wasnt concerned.
Im not old Im not old at 73, she said. I
wondered why they were asking me if I was OK. I felt some fatigue that first dayafter the overnight flightbut we all did. After that day, I was an old hand at the walking. I enjoyed riding with the girls on the bus and the met-ro; we had wonderful exchanges about what we were seeing and eating as we went from one city to the next. They all watched out for me, making sure I didnt fall behind, and I enjoyed see-ing how they responded to sailing on the Mediterranean, seeing the making of Toledo blades, and attending Mass in Rome.
She continued: I had read a lot before we left for the trip, but I was still surprised by some things. I had no idea a place like the Royal Palace in Madrid could have 1,400 bedrooms, and I had never tried tapas before. I enjoyed seeing a different side to the teacher-student relationship than one I had experienced in the classroom. There was a lot of learning and plenty of laughing!
Wayton has advice for other se-niors thinking about traveling: Do it! Go! If you dont try, youll never know what youre missing!
From toledo, ohio, to toledo spain: retiree JoAnn wayton
and her daughter, Marie Blesing, pause and pose in toledo, spain.
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CalendarAugust 2014[Friday 1]The Ugandan Orphans Choir - Tra-ditional, authentic african singing, drumming and dancing by children who hail from the Ssese islands of Uganda. 11am. McMaster Center at the Main Library, 325 Michigan St. 419-259-5200. toledolibrary.org
Monroe County Fair - Through august 2. monroecountyfair.com
Rock N Roar - Bands, dance music with a dJ, and food and beverages served all night. ages 21+. 7pm-
midnight. Members, $20/ nonmembers, $25. The Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way. 419-385-4040. toledozoo.org
[SaTUrday 2]WoodsStock Music & Arts Festival - The festival
includes great food, a juried art show, classic cars and 2 stages of live music and 6 bands. 10am-midnight. ad-vance tickets are $25, ViP tickets are $45. Schedel arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage river South rd., Elmore. 419-862-3182. woodsstock.org
[Monday 4]Comedian Jim Breuer - Breuers ff-
the-wall humor and lovable person-ality earned him a spot in Comedy Centrals 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of all Time. 7:30pm. $25. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg.
[TUESday 5]Erie County Fair - Through august 10. eriefair.com
[THUrSday 7]Jazz in the Garden - Listen to great jazz on Thursday evenings through Sept. 11. Bring your family and lawn chairs, pack a picnic meal or pur-chase food and soft drinks. Tonight, the Swingmania allstars. TBG mem-bers, $6/ nonmembers, $8/ senior or student, $7. Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer dr. 419-536-5566. tole-dogarden.org
[Friday 8]Balloonfest - Watch as the sky is filled with hundreds of colorful hot-air bal-loons. Through august 10. Emory ad-
Photo by Jeffrey William jawdroppingphotography
w SaTUrday |16 The 19th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise, a one-day celebration of classic car culture that attracts over 1 million visitors, will be held from 9am to 9pm on Saturday, Aug. 16, along a 16-mile stretch of Woodward Avenue . The Dream Cruise is an alcohol-free, family-oriented event; there is no fee to watch or to cruise. woodwarddreamcruise.com
w SaTUrday | 2Rooftop Bash - dont miss music, con-versation and hors doeuvres as you go back in time at this 1960s themed party. dress in mid-century mod or fun cocktail attire. reservations required. 7:30pm-midnight tickets are $75 and include gourmet appetizers; 9:30pm-midnight tickets are $40 and include light grazing. Main Library, 325 Michigan St. 419-259-5123.
w THUrSday | 731st Annual Northwest Ohio Rib-Off - Enjoy suc-culent BBQ and fall-of-the-bone ribs and music by War, Ted nugent and dennis deyoung. Through august 10. Sunday rib-off admission is free,with music by CedarCreek Church, Lucas County Fairgrounds, 1406 Key St.. Maumee. 419-724-6380 for information.
w Friday |15Maumee Summer Fair and Taste of Maumee - The Maumee Summer Fair will feature 150 arts and crafts booths, an antique car show, family entertainment and live bands. august 15, 5-11pm; august 16, 9am-5pm. Uptown Maumee, 601 Conant St., Maumee. maumeeuptown.com
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ams Park in Findlay flagcityballoon-fest.com.
Henry County Fair - A parade, tractor and truck pulls, music by Chris Rice are featured at this fair in Napoleon. Through August 14. henrycountyfair.org
Sounds Of Summer - Bring your lunch and a lawn chair to enjoy local musi-cians every other Friday. Also Friday the 22. Noon. Wildwood Preserve Metropark Manor House Lawn, 5100 W. Central Ave. 419-407-9700. metroparkstoledo.com Free
[SATuRdAy 9]11th Annual Downtown Monroe Fine Art Fair & 13th Annual River Raisin Jazz Festival - Have fun in historic downtown Monroe, MI, with over 80 artists, a Childrens Corner with face painting and art projects and the Thirteenth Annual River Raisin Jazz Festival. Saturday, 10am-7pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm. Loranger Square on East First and Washington Streets, Monroe. monroefineartfair.com
[SuNdAy 10]Art in the Garden - Enjoy hands-on art activities, local artists displaying their work, theater performances and delicious food. 11am-5pm. Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer dr. toledogarden.org
[FRIdAy 15]Professional Boxing - RISE Fighting brings a full fight card to downtown Toledo. 8pm. The Grand Plaza Hotel, 444 N. Summit St. 419- 241-1411. hoteldowntowntoledo.com
[SATuRdAy 16]40th Annual Birmingham Ethnic Festival - Celebrate the communitys ethnic heritage with Hungarian foods, arts and crafts, music, dance and cul-tural displays. Also August 17. 2103 Consaul St. birminghamethnicfestival.wordpress.com Free
[SuNdAy 17]Car & Bike Show - Classic cars and bikes, with donations helping Wreaths Across America honor veterans laid to rest at Toledo Memorial Park. 10am-2pm. Toledo Memorial Park, 6382 Monroe St., Sylvania. 419-882-7151. toledomemorialpark.com
4th Annual Sylvania Cycling Classic - Races are available for all ages in this family-friendly event. Registration required. sylvaniacyclingclassic.com. Burnham Park, Sylvania
Savour Sylvania - Sylvania Restaurant Week kicks off with grazing stations from such local eateries as Avenue Bistro, Ciao, Element 112, Revolu-tion Grill and Tony Packos. Funds go toward scholarships for culinary arts students. 5:30-7pm. $35 per person/$65 per couple. Historical Village, 5717 N. Main St.
[TuESdAy 19]Sandusky County Fair - Enjoy a rodeo, antique tractor show, demolition derby, and more at the fair in Fre-mont. Through August 24. sandusky-countyfair.com
[FRIdAy 22]German American Festival - Celebrate history with German edibles, dance and, of course, beer. Through August 24. General admission, $7/Ages 12 and under, free. 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon. germanamericanfestival.net
Harbor Night Golf - Enjoy a night of golf. Registration required. 6pm. Bed-ford Hills Golf Course, 6400 Jackman Rd., Temperance. 419-720-8586.
[SATuRdAy 23]The 2014 Pollyball Tournament - Pro-ceeds support the yWCA Encore Plus program helping under- and uninsured women obtain breast cancer screen-ing and treatment, education and sup-port. Registration required. 9am-5pm. $75+. International Park, 2 Main St. 419-241-3235. pollyball.com
2014 Toledo Antique and Classic Boat Show - In-water and on-land boat dis-plays, a car show, a marine memora-bilia flea market as well as live music are slated, with an awards show at 3pm Sunday. Visit website for details. Also on August 24. 8am. The Nation-al Museum of the Great Lakes at the Toledo Skyway Marina, 1701 Front St. 419-214-5000. inlandseas.org
Rossford Riverfest - A family-friendly community celebration with a Kids Zone, co-ed softball, food vendors,
live music, and fireworks. 4-11pm. Rossford Marina & Veteran's Memo-rial Park, 300 Hannum Ave, Rossford. 419-662-2905. rossfordrecreation.com
[WEdNESdAy 27]Hancock County Fair - Through 9/1. hancockfairgrounds.org.
[FRIdAy 29]Fulton County Fair - Through Sept. 4. fultoncountyfair.com
Toledo Mud Hens home gamesCheer on your home team as the Toledo Mud Hens play 16 games this month at Fifth Third Field, 406 Washing-ton St. Tickets are $10. Starting times vary between 6 and 7pm. Here is the lineup: Aug. 1 vs. Norfolk; Aug. 7-10 vs. Lehigh Val-ley; Aug. 12-14 vs. Indianapolis; Aug. 15-17 vs. Columbus; Aug. 23-25 vs. Louisville; Aug. 26-27 vs. Columbus. 419-725-4367. milb.com
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Movie ReviewsStorytelling, special effects lift ApesDawn of the Planet of the Apes HHHby Michael Siebenaler
This high-quality film continues the saga of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar (extremely well played by Andy SerkisGollum in the Lord of the Rings movies). His presence seeps through his ape image as he gives Caesar unique features in his role as leader. He looks around at every ape to get a sense of their feelings before making de-cisions, helping audiences relate to the ape community. The initial confronta-tion between humans and apes (alone worth the price of admission) showcases Caesars newly found leadership.
Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) and Gary Oldman (Dark Knight) play Malcolm and Dreyfus, two leaders of the human group. Both speak volumes with their actions, and Dreyfus interaction with his tablet computer without dialogue justifies supplementary back stories for each leader.
Keri Russell (Mission Impossible III, TVs The Americans) plays Malcolms wife Ellie while Caesar also has a pregnant wife and an older son learning the ropes alongside him. The special effects, storytelling, direction, and makeup are so good here that audiences can immerse themselves into this fantasy world where humans seek survival and apes form their society.
Matt Reeves replaces previous director Rupert Wyatt and is a big reason why this film succeeds on so many levels. The story impacts on a high level thanks to screenwriters Scott Z. Burns, Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa, and Mark Bomback.
Recommended (***) and rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi vio-lence and action, and brief strong language.
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[August 1]Guardians of the Galaxy - Marvels latest comic adaptation goes into deep space with a unique team played by Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper. [August 8]The Hundred-Foot Journey - Helen Mir-ren stars as a restaurant owner in south France who encounters a new Indian restaurant moving in nearby. Lasse Hall-strom directs this comedy-drama.[August 15]The Giver - Based on Lois Lowrys best-selling book, this fantasy drama about a unique communitys past. Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alex-ander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, and Taylor Swift star (15).[August 22]If I Stay - This memorable drama cen-ters on a crucial life choice of a woman deciding between a musical career and love. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name.[August 27]The November Man - Pierce Brosnan reteams with director Roger Donaldson in this action thriller about a highly trained ex-CIA agent who comes out of retirement to protect a witness played by Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace.)
[August 5]Divergent - Action drama is set in a fu-turistic world where people are divided into areas based on their personalities.
Ill Follow You Down - Gillian Ander-son and Haley Joel Osment return to the familiar sci-fi genre in this fantasy about the disappearance of a young scientist. Victor Garber and Rufus Sewell also star.
[August 12]Frankie & Alice - Halle Berry stars in this showcase role as a person with dual personalities. Stellan Skarsgard and Phylicia Rashad (TVs The Cosby Show) co-star.
The Railway Man - Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman star in this drama based on the true story and autobiography of Eric Lomaxs experiences in a Japanese labor camp as a prisoner of war during World War II.[August 19]The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Peter Parker has his hands full in this latest superhero film series adapted from the Marvel comic series, with several vil-lains emerging along with key elements from Peters past. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, Dane DeHann, Campbell Scott, and Sally Field star.
Muppets Most Wanted - Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, Ricky Gervais and several other big stars join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and Animal in this latest installment where an interna-tional thief assumes Kermits identity.
[August 26]Blended - Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore star in their third romantic comedy together as two single parents who bring their kids on a family vaca-tion to Africa.
Trust Me - Comedy-drama features Clark Gregg (The Avengers, TVs Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as director, writer, and star playing an honest talent agent looking for a star to revitalize his career. Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney, William H. Macy, Niecy Nash, Amanda Peet, Sam Rockwell, and Molly Shannon also star.
HoMe Movie video Review: Boredom HHH
What is boredom and where does it come
from? Can one really be "bored to death'? And how can you fight it? Director Albert Nerenberg (Laug-hology, Stupidity) continues inves-tigating personality characteristics that everyone addresses every day in this high-quality documentary. This film offers great perspectives and approaches to boredom, taking a fairly satirical tone while consider-ing other social factors, education, and technology usage. The bonus feature almost equals the films run-ning time and includes two quick featurettes and the 48-minue A Revolutionary Accelerated Unbor-ing Version for the Easily Bored. Really! This is a very entertaining and solidly recommended docu-mentary.
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Cuchi-cuchi still Charos trademarkBy Marshall Jay Kaplan
The flamboyant entertainer and talented flamenco guitarist is still flamboyant and still talented and still makes television and stage appearanc-es. Cuchi-cuchi!
Maria del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martinez Molina Baeza (yes, that is her real name!) was born January 15, 1951 in Murcia, Spain. Starting as a child right into her teenage years,
she studied classical and flamenco guitar. Always the funny performer, she would be scolded by her guitar teacher for playfully saying Cuchi-cuchiher nickname for her little dog, Cuchilloto make him dance and wiggle his rear end. Her habit of calling her dog (and wiggling her be-hind) became her trademark.
In 1964, Charo (as she now called
Where Are They NoW? herself ) was discovered by bandleader Xavier Cugat, who married her when she was 15. She later claimed it was a business deal so she could legally move to the United States. Upon becoming a U.S. citizen in 1978, she divorced Cugat.
Charo began appearing on U.S. television shows in the mid-60s and by the mid-70s was in many TV se-ries and game shows. As viewers tired of her, Charo Cuchi-cuchid her way off of television.
She remarried and moved to Ha-waii to open a dinner theater where
she could perform with her num-ber one loveflamenco guitar. Twenty years lat-er, she was asked to appear in a reality series called The Surreal Life, and returned to Los Angeles.
Interest in Charo was rekindled and she has parodied herself in com-mercials for Sprint and Geico, and performs on cruise ships.
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Housing guideAssisted & iNdepeNdeNt LiviNg
the elizabeth scott Community opened its new Independent Living apartments in March 2010 for individuals age 62 and older. The Inde-pendent Living units are unfurnished with one- or two-bedrooms; walk-in closets; full kitchen with stove, oven, refrigerator and dishwasher; private washer and dryer; daily continental breakfast and dinner included; Resident Activity Center with fitness equipment; heated outdoor pool; and housekeeping. The Elizabeth Scott Community also offers two distinct levels of Assisted Living. Assisted Living Level I units are available as studio or one-bedroom apartments with a variety of amenities and services. Assisted Living Level II is tailored for those residents who need greater assistance but still remain as independent as possible. Assisted Living Level II is also secured for individuals suffering from Dementia. For more information and a video tour, visit www.eliza-bethscott.org.
Browning Masonic Community & pathways Memory Care Center8883 Browning Drive Waterville, Ohio 43566419-878-4055 browningmasoniccommunity.org.
Creekside at Lutheran villageat Wolf Creek2045 Perrysburg-Holland RoadHolland, OH 43528419-861-5619, www.LHSOH.org
Moongate Luxury Adult Living930 Soda Park Drive Temperance, Michigan734-847-7879, www.moongateadultliving.com
the Lakewoods Apartment Homes2125 Arlington Avenue Toledo, OH 43609419-380-8079 (TTD) 800-567-5857Certain Income Restrictions Apply
Oakleaf village4220 N. Holland-Sylvania Toledo, OH 43623419-885-3934
Jackman Regency Apartments3940 Jackman RoadToledo, OH 43612419-666-7354www.investekmanagement.com.
Oakleaf village is an Independent and Assisted Living apartment community that offers all of the comforts of home with the peace and security of 24/7 care by a staff of caring profes-sionals. Residents feel at home in their private studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments. Your custom-designed personal care program will have exactly what you need from basic services to more customized care and monitor-ing. We welcome the opportunity to show you the Oakleaf Village community. Contact us at 419-885-3934 for more information or to make an appointment today.
Browning Masonic Community Independent Living Apartments and Garden Villas. Assisted Living, one bedroom apartments. Provid-ing adult retirement living and community based services in a lovely country setting.
pathways at Browning24 private, assisted living apartments envi-ronmentally designed specifically for those with memory impairments.
One, two, and three bedroom residences for the 55+ community. Underground parking, maintenance- free living, socialization, faith-based, serving all faiths, full kitchen, hook-ups for washer/dryer, and a lifetime of care and security on our 46-acre wooded campus.
One story apartment community nine years old for ages 55 and older. Youll have it all under one roof... library, activities & craft room, beauty salon, fire-side lounge, game room, exercise room, coffee shoppe, patios, community room, washer/dryer hookups and activities. Family owned and operated. Offering the best in luxury adult living. Just like home... only better! Rents from $825.
the Lakewoods is a luxury community of 89 apartment homes designed to fit every lifestyle for people 55 and older. The Lakewoods is centrally located in the historic Maumee Valley, in a beautifully restored building. An on-staff service coordinator from the Area Office on Aging can help with all your needs. Spacious floor plans, unique architecture, lots of natural light, are just some of the features of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. With a movie theater, activity room with planned activities and elegant library with computer learning center, there is always something to do. At the Lakewoods, we take pride in respecting the privacy of our residents, while at the same time, creating that real sense of community. We look forward to meeting you!
the elizabeth scott Community2720 Albon Road Maumee, OH 43537419-865-3002
Kensington garden villasZachary Circle Waterville, OH 43566419-885-821www.rentwaterville.com
elegant living that is both convenient and secure. One and two bedroom apartment homes in a 55+ community. Amenities include complimentary secure underground parking, heat, and hot water. These apartment homes all have indoor entrances with a se-curity intercom system. Laundry facilities on each floor. Appliances and window coverings are also included.
the new Kesington garden villas is an independent community offering two bedroom and two full bath Villas for seniors 55+. Each Villa has an open design floor plan with stainless steel kitchen ap-pliances, granite countertops and large closets. Villas are well insulated with efficient central heating/air conditioning and washer/dryer hookups. Enjoy your own private patio area plus an attached garage. Conveniently located to grocery and shopping.
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Housing guidecontinuing care retirement communities
subsidized housing / Low income
Kingston heaLthcareKingston Residence of PerrysburgKingston Residence of SylvaniaKingston Care Center of SylvaniaKingston Rehabilitation of Perrysburg419-724-care, www.kingstonhealthcare.com
otterbein Portage Valleyretirement Living community20311 Pemberville Road Pemberville, OH 43450419-833-8916 or 1-888-749-4950www.otterbein.org
Kingston healthcare provides convenient, quality care in the greater Toledo area. Our compre-hensive care services include assisted living, reha-bilitation, memory care, long term and respite care. Schedule a visit, and you'll immediately experience the beautiful surroundings, the helpful staff, and genu-ine care that sets our communities apart. Kingston communities are located in Perrysburg and Sylvania.
otterbein Portage Valley is a picturesque and affordable retirement community located just minutes from Toledo, Bowling Green, Fostoria and Fremont. The campus is situated on more than 170 beautifully landscaped acres. Enjoy active senior living in spacious, condo-like, patio homes with attached garages or in attractive apartments with pri-vate entrances. The staff does the work you may no longer want to do. If you prefer, you can even leave the cooking and driving to us. If your needs change, assisted living and health care are available on one campus. Come for a visit. Experience the reasons so many people have chosen to make Otterbein Portage Valley their home.
Lutheran Village at wolf creek2001 Perrysburg/Holland RoadHolland, OH 43528419-861-5619www.LHSOH.org
the elizabeth scott community2720 Albon Road Maumee, OH 43537419-865-3002www.elizabethscott.org
Lutheran Village at wolf creek, an active retirement community, offers one, two, and three bedroom Independent Living units; one and two bedroom Assisted Living apartments; 135-bed nursing care center which offers all private rooms, skilled short-term stays and/or long term nursing care (Medicare/Medicaid approved); short-term respite stay and a rehab centerall on a magnifi-cent 45-acre wooded campus. Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek is a faith-based retirement com-munity that serves all faiths, has their own chapel, chaplain, village store, and activities to fit all your needs. Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek is a ministry of Lutheran Homes Society in partnership with St. Lukes Hospital.
the elizabeth scott community offers a broad spectrum of retirement living arrangements and a continuum of care to meet the needs of its residents, all on a single campus on 50 beautiful acres in rural Maumee, Ohio. Elizabeth Scotts facilities include Independent Living one- and two-bedroom apartments (new this year); Assisted Living studio and one-bedroom apartments; Skilled Rehab; Respite Care; and Long-term Care offering skilled short-term stays or long-term nursing care approved by Medicare and Medicaid. Family owned and operated since 1949, Elizabeth Scotts grandson, Paul Bucher, and his immediate family are owners and operators who follow Elizabeth Scotts philoso-phy of caring for residents as if they were our own family. Amenities include an indoor Resident Activ-ity Center with fitness equipment, spacious hallways for walking, planned activities and outings, dining rooms that overlook a beautiful lake, and heated in-ground swimming pool.
swan creek retirement Village5916 Cresthaven Lane Toledo, OH 43614419-865-4445swancreek.oprs.org
st. clare commons, a Franciscan Living community12469 Five Point Rd.Perrysburg, OH 43551419-931-0050 officewww.HomeIsHere.org
carefree living. Available for a lifetime. Located on a 34-acre wooded campus. Toledos premier continuing care retirement community is the only accredited community offering villas, apartments, assisted-care apartments, dementia care, profession-al home care, an adult day program and short-term medicare covered rehabilitation.
The first phase of St. Clare Commons offers As-sisted Living apartments, Specialized Memory Care studios, and Private Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing suites. A beautifully appointed chapel, state-of-the-art therapy lab, fountains, rooftop terraces, a piano lounge, community rooms, a Starbucks coffee shop, quiet building technology, and many con-nections to Blessed John XXIII Catholic Community round out the many features. In addition to innova-tive amenities, St. Clare Commons features helpful technologies and well-designed therapy programs, individualized care plans and engaging activities, plus beneficial partnerships include the Wright State University, the Alzheimers Association, Nursing Institute, Ergonomic & Engineering Institute, and Dr. Govind Bharwani, who created Behavior Based Ergonomic Therapies specifically for Memory Care.
Pelham manor apartments2700 Pelham Road Toledo, OH 43606419-537-1515For TDD/TTY Users Only1-800-545-1833, Ext. 583
a Place to call home. If you have been looking for a comfortable, secure and affordable place to live... Look no further, Pelham Manor Apartments offer many amenities including: individually controlled heat and central air conditioning, laundry facilities, all appliances, rent based on income (extremely low income encouraged to apply). Pelham Manor is a tobacco-free property offering one and two bedroom apartments for persons aged 62 years or older, with some units available to persons under 62 who require certain accessibil-ity features. Please call for information or stop by Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4 pm.
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