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  • Mature

    FREESeptember 2014 / Volume 20 9

    ProfileGet to knowBarbara BarkanPg. 5 War & ArtToledo Museum exhibit looks at WWI and artPg. 16

    ELIZABETH SCOTT HOSTS SIXTH ANNUAL

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    In this IssueSeptember2014

    StaffPublisher/editor in chiefCollette [email protected]

    co-Publisher/chief financial officerMark [email protected]

    editorialeditorDaviD [email protected] editorMarisa [email protected]

    contributinG Writerskatherine DouglasMiChele howeMarshall Jay kaPlan sheila PainterMiChael siebenalersally vallongo

    administrationaccountingrobin [email protected] [email protected]

    advertisinGsales manageraubrey hornsby [email protected]

    sales administrationMolly [email protected]

    account executivesashley [email protected] sharon [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

    costumer service rePraChellyn Marsh [email protected]

    art & ProductionMargaret kelly [email protected] brittney kohl [email protected] leah [email protected]livingnews.com

    also publishers of: mature living news magazine, inc. is printed 12 times per year with a deadline of the 15th of preceding month. Distribution is the first of the month. advertising rates are subject to change without notice. reprint of mature living material is not permitted without written consent of the Publisher. Contributed articles are accepted for review and potential print.

    advertising and contributed articles appearing in mature living do not necessarily carry the endorsement of the paper. Mature living will not accept any advertisement that it considers misleading, fraudulent, objectionable, unethical or illegal.

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    HealtH 12

    CroSSword 26

    Movie reviewS 18

    wHere are tHey Now? 19

    HouSiNg guide 24

    ProfileS 5

    Cover Story 6

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    Dress CoDes, Past & Present

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    Q&a with barbara barkan

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    LocaL Golf at the ballpark I

    n what organizers say is the first time ever, a minor league ballpark will be turned into a mini-golf course. And its happening here in Toledo!Before Fifth Third Field is temporarily transformed into an outdoor hockey rink for the Walleye Winterfest in late December, the field will be converted into an 18-hole miniature golf course with sandtraps, doglegs and much more.

    The Links, as its being called, will be open to the public Thursday, Septem-ber 25, through Sunday, September 28. Each round costs $15, with proceeds going to charity including the Boys and Girls Club of Toledo and Helping Hands/Walleye Wishing Well. To book your tee time, call the Mud Hens Box Office at 419- 725-4367. For more information, visit online at http://ht.ly/zVXNu. Laura Kretz

    Perks of Being a SeniorSeniors can enjoy free and discounted services at the Toledo Zoo on weekdays from September through October. Senior Discovery Days offer benefits to seniors 60-plus such as free parking in the Anthony Wayne Trail lot, free coffee and a mini-muffin at the Timberline Bakery from 10am to 2pm, $5 off memberships, and 20% off at the North Star Trading Post. In addition, seniors get in free on Tuesdays. Various special activities are scheduled during the two months including a senior safari, guided tours, and bingo with a twist. Caregivers who are directly responsible for assisting seniors are eligible for free admission. 419-385-4040.toledozoo.org

    Lifecycle studiesResidents of Otterbein Monclova, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, took part in a project watching caterpillars transform into Monarch butterflies. The seniors held a series of release parties to let the full-grown Monarchs fly free.

    Q&A with Barbara Barkan

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    The Elizabeth Scott Community in Maumee will celebrate fall with its 6th Annual Sep-tember Fest, a free, family friendly outdoor event on Saturday, September 13, from noon to 5pm. The festival is open to the public and will be held on the campus of the Elizabeth Scott Community, 2720 Albon Rd., Maumee. Nearly 2,000 guests turned out for September Fest last year. Elizabeth Scott, which offers independent and assisted living as well as skilled rehab, is celebrating its 65th an-niversary this year. The festival includes a 35-foot tall zip-line, giant in-flatables, arts and crafts, and activities for kids. We add something new to the event each year, says Matt Bucher, Director of Marketing for the facility. For example, this year were adding four new activitiesa Jungle Island Animal Farm, a rock-climbing wall, pony rides, and train rides. Plus new entertainment featuring Johnny Rodriguez. Were also bringing back our popular antique farm tractors that will be on display again, says Bucher. A lot of festivals feature classic cars. Were a little different with our antique farm tractors. The tractors are part of an an-tique tractor club called Power of Yesteryear. Bucher says there is significance to having the antique farm tractors at September Fest, since the Elizabeth Scott Community

    began in his great-grandmothers farmhouse. Today, that farmhouse is still a part of the Elizabeth Scott campus. Plus, were located in a rural area, so we believe there is a nice country feel to our September Fest. Rodriguez, a popular local musician, will be the featured musical artist, with Kaiden Chase opening. Returning again is the Off Broadway Dance Company, a local tap dancing troupe. Elizabeth Scotts September Fest will also feature Las Ve-gas-style casino games with play money. The casino games are a huge hit with the residents of our facility, says Buch-er. But they are open to anyone who attends the event. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase from We Are Ribs, a multiple-award winner of the North-west Ohio Rib-Off; Nicks World Famous Hot Dogs; R & L Concessions, and Bialeckis Old Fashion Ice Cream. Non-alcoholic soft drinks also will be sold. Elizabeth Scotts September Fest will be held on its campus, 2720 Albon Rd. in Maumee just west of I-475 between Salis-bury Rd. and Airport Hwy. The Elizabeth Scott Community has been family owned and operated since it was founded in 1949. For more information about September Fest, call The Elizabeth Scott Community at 419-865-3002 or visit eliza-bethscott.org. Admission and parking are free.

    New This Year!Jungle Island Animal Farm Pony RidesTrain Rides Rock Wall

    PlusZip Line Giant InflatablesAntique Tractor DisplayArts & Crafts TentKids TentLas Vegas Casino (play money, no cash winnings)

    EntertainmentNew! Johnny Rodriguez HeadlinerNew! Kaiden Chase Warm-upThe Off Broadway Dance Company Tap Dancing Troupe

    Food To PurchaseWe Are Ribs Nicks World Famous Hot DogsR & L ConcessionsBialeckis Old Fashion Ice CreamSoft Drinks (no alcohol)

    ElizabETh SCoTT To hoST 6Th annual

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    presented itself. I took the leap ( with the OK of my wife!).

    Whats your best advice for local business owners?Be persistent. If you believe, oth-ers will too. And even if they dont, be persistent!

    What was the turning point when you knew you were suc-cessful?When we went out on our own, and were able to pay the bills and could still pay our salary.

    What is your company vision or mission statement?To provide the best service/solu-tions to people and help them overcome the barriers that stop them from living their lives in freedom.

    Thomas R. meRRiTT, m.D.Foot solutions (Toledo)Sylvania at Talmadge (behind Chick-fil-A)419-214-FOOT (3668)footsolutions.com/Toledo

    What makes your business great?Foot Solutions is an international franchise with approximately 125 stores in the U.S. We are

    the only store locally, with our closest sister stores

    in Cleveland. As a retired ortho-paedic surgeon, I possess the knowledge of the foot and ankle (as well

    as the secondary effects it may have

    on the rest of the skeleton) necessary to

    address peoples foot pain.

    What was the turning point when you knew you were successful?For our company, weve been here so long and have had a great reputation, so weve had success long before I was even thought of. We will continue to succeed as long as we stay true to our mission. For me person-ally, however, I brought the idea of independent living apartments to the table in 2009, probably in the worst economic times pos-sible. Theyve remained pretty much full for 5 years, and are a very popular option here.

    What is your company vision or mission state-ment?To treat our residents like they were our own family members.

    ChRis RayaccessQuip12715 Roachton Rd. Perrysburg419-872-6720accessquip.com

    What makes your business great?We help elderly and disabled people maintain their freedom by overcoming barriers in their lives and in their homes.

    how did you get started?By paying atten-tion. I was work-ing in the health-care industry when an oppor-tunity to open my own business in the accessibility industry (ramps, stair lifts, ceiling lifts, bathroom modifications)

    maTT BuCheRelizabeth scott Community2720 Albon Rd. Maumee, OH 43537elizabethscott.org419-865-3002

    how did you get started?Our facility was started by my great-grandmother, Elizabeth Scott, out of her farm home, 65 years ago in 1949. My grand-

    parents Vern and Mary Bucher were owners after

    her, and my dad, Paul Bucher, is the current owner. Our goal is to keep the facility fam-ily owned and oper-ated for as long as we keep making family members! My wife and I have two

    children, so well see what happens down

    the road.

    my favorite local establishments?In my spare time I like to go to Urban Active in Maumee to exercise, or to go on walks or bike ride with my family at Oak Openings Metropark. I also race and ride off-road motorcycles, so I like to ride in the Maumee State Forest in Swanton. We try to eat at home as much as pos-sible, but I love Dales diner in Waterville for an early morning breakfast!

    Favorite business quote?If you arent building on or moving up, then move out of the way! My grandpa, Vern Bucher once said this, Ive heard. My grandparents always had projects going on, so it probably stems from this.

    Small business owners are in the market for successThere are no shortcuts to success for small businesses. It takes time, effort and vision. The Toledo area is fortunate to have so many business owners who have invested the time and energy required to make their companies not only successful, but part of our daily lives. Join us as we celebrate their success and hear them explain what makes them stand out from the rest.

    Thomas R. merritt, m.D.

    matt Bucher

    Chris RayaccessQuip

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    Whats your best advice for local business owners?As a relatively new business in the community I believe that rath-er than being in competition with the other shoe stores in town, we complement each other, each with its own unique niche.

    One word to describeyour business?Service.

    Favorite business quote?Opportunity rarely comes delivered neatly wrapped and all ready to go. You must seek it out, recognize it, and then act on it.

    What is your most popular product or service and why?Xelero shoesa quality product, with great technology, that can speak to so many foot problems.

    Keith WalKerWalker Funeral home5155 Sylvania Avenuewalkerfuneralhomes.com419-841-2422

    What makes your business great?The enthusiasm of our team of funeral professionals and support staff working together tocreate personal, unique and meaningful tribute services for each client family. how did you get started?My grandfather started the funeral home in 1933 and grew it successfully until his death in 1983. My father, Gary Walker, took over at that time and continues with the homes today. I joined the business in 1993 and became president in 1997.

    Whats your best advice for local business owners?Look ahead five years or so and anticipate where your industry or profession will be, then adjust to be prepared when that happens.

    Favorite business quote?Work hard and enjoy life. What is your company vision or mission statement?Consistently meeting the needs and exceeding the expectations of everyone who interacts with our organization.

    rOBert COheN & DeaN SOlDeN Vibrant life Senior living-temperance667 W. Sterns Rd., 7342 Jackman Rd., 888-985-6530vibrantlifetemperance.com What makes your business great?Many companies have good care, but this is just our starting point. We believe people de-serve to have a great life in their later years as well.

    how did you get started? Vibrant Life Senior Living was bought on February 19, 2014,

    from the previous owners of Windhaven Eldercare.

    The new owners, Robert Cohen and Dean Solden, have been providing quality lifestyle and care to Michigans seniors for over two decades in over a

    dozen communities.

    We couldnt do it without...?

    Our staff!

    Favorite business quote?Keep your feet on the ground and your head in the clouds, but its a long stretch.

    What is your companys vision or mission statement?All Vibrant Life communities believe that each person, despite any physical or cognitive limita-tions, can continue leading a vibrant and fulfilling life, and can continue making contributions to those around them.

    JOel WhaleNYaegers Shoes5333 Monroe St.419-841-3537Yaegershoes.com

    What makes your business great?Our business is comfort casual shoes in all sizes and widths from the best brands in the shoe business.

    how did you get started? Family owned since 1846. Gregg Yaeger and Joel Whalen are current owners with over 50 years of combined experience in the shoe business. Whats your best advice for local business owners?Shop local as much as possible and always thank your customers!

    We couldnt do it without...?A brannock devicethe old school way to measure people feet to determine the correct size.

    Favorite business quote?Always talk about what the cus-tomer needs are and then fulfill them!

    MiKe PhilliPShome Solutions of Maumee Valley1038 S. Holland-Sylvania Rd., Hollandhomesolutionsofmv.com

    What makes your business great?The satisfaction I receive when a customer looks me in the eye and says, Thank you for your great work.

    how did you get started?I was traveling a lot for busi-

    ness when my wife called and told me our son took his

    first steps. At that mo-ment I said I would not miss another first, so I resigned and started the business.

    Whats your best advice for local busi-

    ness owners?Be a benefit to your customers

    and fulfill your commitments.

    Favorite business quote?The straight line is the shortest in morals as in mathematics.

    What is your most popular product or service and why?Adapting living spaces for a safe environment to accommodate the needs of the maturing population, allowing one to stay in their own comfortable home, living a longer, happier self-sufficient life.

    Keith Walker

    Mike Phillips

    Joel Whalen

  • Back in the day...would we have worn that?Old timers ponder todays dress codesor lack of them

    by Sheila Painterine todays youth setting out for an outdoor expedition dressed like that!

    T-shirts hadnt even been in-vented yet, and we all wore shirts and blouses. Years later, some-body had the clever idea to cre-ate undershirts with pictures and phrases, and T-shirts were born. Hard to imagine a current-day wardrobe without them, no matter how old we are.

    The Mother Dress Code As you were growing up, you

    probably couldnt even fathom the wearing of bikinis, micro-mini skirts, bell bottom jeans, flip-flop sandals, or one-size-fits-all.

    I remember having to ad-here to a dress code when I was in school. If you knelt down and your skirt hem didnt touch the floor, you were sent home to change. The Moth-er Dress Code was in effect wherever you went: Youre not going out like that, young lady! Go change your clothes now! was the prevail-

    ing law of my youth. Todays youth probably cant

    imagine yesterdays clothing regi-men. But have we taken a step in the right or wrong direction? It seems that fashion is in the eyeand sometimes the ageof the beholder.

    Fashion

    Back in my day, we wouldnt have worn that!

    Have you ever said such a thing? Have you ever thought it?

    Clothing has certainly changed over the decades, and appropriate garb for particular events has been altered as well. When you traveled in the 1940s and 50s, it was an occasion to dress up. Airplane, train and automobile travel called for proper clothing. Men always dressed in suits, shirts, ties and hats. Women wore dresses, stockings, appro-priate jewelry, hats and gloves. It was important to have your handbag and dress shoes match each other.

    Going out to dinner at a restau-rant, attending a movie or theater per-formance, going to church or a social functionall called for getting dressed up. Even outerwear. Fancy coats, shawls or furs for women, respectable formal coats for men, and clean, shined shoes for all was a must. Do you recall how women never appeared in slacks?

    Would we want to return to those dress codes?

    Cyclical stylesThose days may be over, but they

    say that fashion is cyclicalwhat goes around comes around. Paisley, tie-dyes, and shoulder pads make a comeback. Wide-legged pants, hoop earrings, platform shoes keep showing up. Will

    peplums, sailor shirts, Nehru jackets or spats ever return?

    We are living in an age of constant self-reinvention, thanks to the mul-tiple identities people are able to have through technology. This may bleed over into the fashion mentalityiden-tities are transient and not defining, but something to be played and experi-mented with. People take themselves less seriously and try on different things/clothes freely in this day and age, says Dr. Montana Miller, associate professor in the Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University.

    Miller also points out that an aspect of todays culture is its glocal natureour ease in accessing global trends and culture is mixed with still-strong pres-sure to conform to local norms. So this could be why you see teenagers at the mall wearing such similar clothing.

    When your grandmother talked about going to the beach in their day, womens bathing suits were long, elabo-rate affairs, and even bare legs had to be covered. No stockings? No swimming. And no being on the beach, eitherit was just too indecent without your striped stockings.

    Off to a picnic? Men wore a suit complete with tie and straw hat. And womens dress ensembles werent com-plete without a hat and parasol. Imag-

    In your grandmothers time, womens bathing suits were elaborate affairs.

    Illustrations by Aaron Covrett

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    HealtHHealth NotesThe right to give life:

    An insiders perspective on organ donationby Michele Howe

    Preparation, schooling, and experience all weigh in on whether we are able to meet and overcome adversities. But there are some situations, those life-and-death matters, where no amount of pre-anything can fully ready a person to deal with the intensity and after-effects of such highly charged moments. Case in point: Procurement coordinator of Lifeline of Ohio, Jeffery Blitz, encountered just such an intersection. After only four months in his position at Lifeline, Jeff (then only thirty years old) had to meet with the parents of a seven-month-old girl who had died from complications originating from a respiratory illness.

    A sudden illness Two days before Thanksgiving, this young couple was traveling when their daugh-ter contracted an illness that took her life only five days later. Within the confines of his responsibilities, Jeff had to meet, counsel, and discuss the possibility of organ donation with this suddenly grief-stricken family. Prepared as he could be, Jeff hit an internal snag en route to the hospital to ask for permission from the family. How do you ask a parent to donate a pre-cious part of life such as an organ from one they loved so dearly? It is never easy. And yet, multiple times, week after week, this is what a procurement coordina-tor must do in order to pass on the gift of life. Jeff and his colleagues continue to work within the confines of such highly emotional settings with grieving dads, moms, sons, daughters, friends, col-leagues, and neighbors because they know the difference it makes, the life-and-death difference. For every individual whose life ends, there are countless others who are similarly struggling to survive and perhaps grieving their own loss of minimally good health and the ability to live a functional life. Looking at it this way, we understand why Jeff does what he does. But what exactly does the process of organ look like step by step? Jeff explains that organs become available for donation only after a person has been officially declared brain dead. After consent is given, procurement coordinators will initiate the process of evaluating the patient for possible organ donation.

    Organ offered to doctors After the necessary testing is completed, Jeff enters the information into a database that opens up to a 500-mile radius if no match is found in his city. He offers the organs to three doctors within the database one at a time and in 1,2, 3 order (usually within an hour) each surgeon will say yes or no. Jeff continues to work down his list until he has a taker. Immediately upon receiving a positive response, Jeff must then work on getting the organ to the transplant surgeon. Counselors work with both the family of the deceased patient and the recipient of the organ to answer questions, receive support, and act as liaisons between the families and medical staff. Information on becoming an organ donor is available at lifelineofohio.org or calling 800-525-5667, or go to bmv.ohio.gov and click on BMV online resources.

    Comfort bags for cancer patientsBaskets of Care recently delivered its 1,000th Comfort Bag to a patient diagnosed with breast cancer. The local nonprofit was founded in 2010 by Gail Cooper to help women and men diagnosed with breast cancer navigate their journeys to physi-cal and emotional wellbeing. The Comfort Bags contain books and other educational materials and comfort-care products including a chocolate bar, a heart-shaped pillow, and a shawl

    knitted by volunteers. 419-283-9003. basketsofcare.org

    Help for memory lossIndividuals with early stage memory loss, as well as their family and friends, are invited to attend monthly social and educational programs, 6:30-8-:30pm on the last Thursday of every month. Persons experiencing forgetful-ness, mild confusion or difficulty finding the right words are most likely to benefit. Alzheimers Association of Northwest Ohio, 2500 N. Reynolds Rd. 419-537-1999 or 800-272-3900. alz.org/nwohio

    Nuns receive grantThe Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania have received a grant of $20,693 from SOAR! (Support Our Aging Religious) to purchase medical equipment for Rosary Care Center, the long-term care facil-ity for nuns and priests located on the sisters motherhouse grounds. The 14th SOAR! grant to the nuns since 1994 will be used to purchase electric beds, vital-sign monitors, an adjustable table and oxygen concentrator.

    Jeffery Blitz knows the difference organ donations can make.

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    Health CalendarTuesday 2Delay the Disease - Certified train-ers will introduce a fitness program designed to empower people with memory loss, Parkinsons disease and other movement disorders. This is a series of four 45-minute classes. Registration required.3-3:45pm. Lial Renewal Center, 5908 david Rd., Whitehouse. Free

    ThuRsday 4Simplify Your Life - hollywood director Tom shadyac, best known for Ace Ventura and The Nutty Professor, will discuss how he sim-plified his life in a filmed interview at Lifetree Caf. 7-8pm. eleanor Kahle Center, 1315 hillcrest ave. Free

    saTuRday 6Im Still in Here: Memory Loss in Yourself and the One You Love - dementia experts will share vital information on memory loss and the importance of exercise to delay cognitive loss. Registra-tion required. 9am-1pm. $30. Lial Renewal Center, 5908 david Rd., Whitehouse.

    sunday 7The Embrace of Aging: The Female Perspective of Growing Old - Cre-ated by ten-time Michigan emmy award-winning producer/director Keith Famie, the ann arbor Pre-miere of the film will be an evening to remember. The film prominently features the cutting edge research and stories of several doctors and patients from the university of Michi-gan health system. 6-8pm. $30. Michigan Theater, 603 e. Liberty st., ann arbor.

    Tuesday 16Sister Circles - The support group focuses on managing stress and life transitions by learning coping strate-gies. Led by a clinical psychology resident from the university of Toledo Psychology Clinic. For women only. Third Tuesday of the month through december 16. 8am-5pm. Tucker hall Room 0168, 2801 W. Bancroft st.

    FRiday 26Life Line Screening - Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149. screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. 10am-5pm. Pilgrim Church, 1375 W. sylvania ave.

    Jeffery Blitz knows the difference organ donations can make.

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    Was it Professor Plum in the ballroom with the candlestick? Or Miss Scarlet with revolver in hand in the dining room? If this sounds familiar to you, you may have played that longtime favorite board game, Clue. Now you can get in on a live action mystery game while enjoying a delicious meal and taking a brief train ride aboard a vintage rail carall aboard the Blissfield Murder Mystery Dinner Train. At 6pm every Saturday evening, the ac-tion begins at the Blissfield Train Depot. An entertaining murder mystery is presented while guests partake in a five-course meal in the railroad dining car. Over three fun-filled hours, guests try to solve the mystery as the train chugs along the railway. This season the Murder Mystery Train features the Barracuda Bowl 2014. Dewey Cheatum and his twin brother, Howey Cheatum, have come up with some big money-making products over the years. Howey sits as the CEO, but his brother is the brains behind the outfit. Cost-cutting has become the order of the day, however, and Howey has discontinued brother Deweys health insurance. Customers arent happy with Howey either. Seems some promises of profit have lined only his own bulging pockets and not theirs. Howey may be in danger of becoming breakfast for another greedy barracuda.

    Time to solve the clues Its time to figure out whodunnit, and whodunnits motive. Interested? Advance tickets are required, and guests may choose from three entrees, in-cluding vegetarian dishes, when making reservations. Theres also a selection of home-made desserts. A cash bar is available onboard and dress is business casual. If solving a murder mystery holds little appeal for you, a number of daytime fun adventureswithout the mysteryare also available aboard the Old Road Dinner Train. Among the upcoming special events is a daytime Grandparents Day Pizza Train on Sunday, Sept. 7. Other adult evening events this year include the Wine Train on Friday, Sep-tember 5, featuring wine-tasting of Michigan wines, and special Christmas train day trips. Guests can schedule their own parties or events aboard the Old Road Dinner Train, too. Ready for some good food and fun? Call for reservations. One warning, how-ever: If you decide to participate in the Murder Mystery Dinner Train, you just might end up playing the role of the murder victim. Did you know? The Old Road Dinner Train, the longest continuously operating dinner train in North America, has been in operation since 1991. Vintage rail cars date from the 1930s and travel along rails that were laid down before Michigan gained statehood.

    Old Road Murder Mystery Train runs every Saturday from 6-10pm. For reserva-tions, call toll-free, 1-888-467-2451, between 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday, or 10

    am-7 pm on Saturday. More information is available online at OldRoadDinnerTrain.com.The Old Road Dinner Train, Adrian & Blissfield Railroad,

    is at 301 E. Adrian St., Blissfield, MI.

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    by Katherine Douglas

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    art

    It was called The War To End All Wars, but World War I, which started a century ago this sum-mer, instead showed the world what modern armed combat could becomewith highly engineered weaponry, complex military tactics,

    and sophisticated communica-tions. This dreadful, deadly conflict dominated the Western world from 1914 to 1918, causing 16 million military and civilian deaths and wounding 20 million. Even more, it fanned the embers of international tension until they burst into flame two decades later in World War II. Ironically, most people today have little knowledge or under-standing of World War I and its powerful legacy. At the Toledo Museum of Art, a new exhibition, The Great War: Art on the Front Line, helps bring the past into focus with examples of the terrible beauty war can engender. Instead of photographs, the 40 paintings, works on paper, and sculp-tureall drawn from the museums permanent collectionreveal the ways artists expressed wars effects. Created by curator Paula Reich, the exhibition is now open in Gal-lery 18, just off the entrance to the West Wing, where it will remain on view through Oct. 19. When she started researching the subject several years ago, she discovered there was much to ponder. One of the things I found interesting with the show and wanted to highlight is the fact that the destruction of the war was unprecedented in every way, Reich said. She said she was struck by the impact the war had on society. Not only were entire cities obliterated and multiple collections of some of

    human-itys greatest

    achievements destroyed, but

    ideas were radically altered. It was an incredibly vital time. The creativity that came out of this destruction is amaz-ing, she said.

    Variety of artists Regular visitors will recognize the names of famed 20th century artistsMax Beckmann, Pablo Pi-casso, Childe Hassam, and Fernand Leger among them. The most potent works include American artist Joseph Pennells dark view of St. Pauls Cathedral in London, lit only by searchlights; German artist Otto Dixs stark etching of shell craters, and Frenchman Jean-Emile LaBoureurs frenzied engravings of trenches. Italian printmaker Filipo Tomaso Marinettis futurist word-based art, After the Marne, is, in fact, a battle-

    field map, Reich pointed out. Visitors also will notice artists less famous but equally powerful in their evocation of the tumult war generat-ed. One of the works that will have the biggest impact through imagery is the portfolio of Kathe Kollwitz, said Reich. The German artist s son was killed in the first months of combat, and Kollwitz translated personal grief into very strong works. In the portfolio she is looking at the impact of war on civilians, Reich said. Artists views of the war changed as it proceeded, from hope for great ad-vancement as the first battles happened, through disillusionment as WWI lum-bered on in its deadly way, to, finally, a utopian vision of a world where such conflicts would not happen again. Even art movements were affect-ed by political and military events, Reich said. Cubism had been such a cultural force going into the war but it lost its impetus. It actually

    The trauma of war: TMA exhibit examines WWIs

    impact on society

    became, in France, a symbol of Germanys cultural decadence.

    Related programs To help create a context for the works, Reich added a WWI timeline. Plus, the museum has scheduled several related programs. University of Toledo art history professor Richard Putney will talk about the challenges of creating suit-able war monuments at 7pm Sept. 5 in the Great Gallery. Artist Natalie Lanese will discuss the secrets of camouflage at 7:30pm Sept. 18 in the Little Theater. Reich herself will talk about the show at 2pm Sunday, October 5 in Gallery 18.

    All these events are free to the public. 419-255-8000. toledomuseum.org

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    September 5Frontera - Ed Harris, Michael Pena and Eva Longoria star in this tragic drama set on the Mexican border (limited).

    September 12Before I Go to Sleep - This dramatic thriller, an adaptation of Steve Watsons novel, stars Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, and Mark Strong (limited).Dolphin Tale 2 - Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman, Kris Kristofferson, and Ashley Judd return in this family adven-ture series.

    September 19 The Maze Runner - Based on the James Dashner novel, this thrilling adventure follows a group of young men trying to escape.A Walk Among the Tombstones - Liam Neeson stars in this thriller based on the bestselling novels about a private eye tracking a group of killers in New York City.

    September 26 The Boxtrolls - This animated adventure centers on loving creatures who raise an orphan boy The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby - James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain star in this relationship drama.The Equalizer - Based on the TV series, Denzel Washington stars as McCall, a skilled ex-military expert who helps in-nocent people find justice in this action thriller (also in IMAX).

    September 2Draft Day - Kevin Costner stars as gen-eral manager of the Cleveland Browns in this sports comedy co-starring Jennifer Garner, Ellen Burstyn, and Denis Leary.

    They Came Together - This romantic comedy parody stars Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler.

    September 9Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Steve Rogers, played by Chris Evans, adjusts in the present while his past becomes a major factor in this sec-ond Marvel superhero installment. Robert Redford, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, and Anthony Mackie star.

    Words and Pictures - Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche star as teachers who start a friendly school competition between the English and art departments in this comedy-drama.

    September 16 The Fault in Our Stars - Rising stars Shailene Woodley (Divergent, The De-scendants) and Ansel Elgort stars as two youngsters with physical challenges who meet at a support group. Based on the best-selling book written by John Green.

    Godzilla - British director Gareth Ed-wards (Monsters) presents a story that equals the epic monsters. Steady pac-ing, intensity, and non-gratuitous content provide an impactful realistic tone.

    September 23Mr. Peabody & Sherman - A comedic animation adventure features the classic characters voiced by Ty Burrell (TVs Mod-ern Family) and young Max Charles.

    X-Men: Days of Future Past - Time travel, survival, and some large new inventions are featured as these Marvel mutants continue the long-running film se-ries. Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, and Halle Berry star (on HD digital).

    September 30Chef - Jon Favreau writes, directs, and stars in this comedy about a creative chef on his professional journey from one cooking extreme to another. Sofia Verga-ra, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, Scarlett Johansson, and Robert Downey, Jr. co-star.

    Home movie video Review: Moms Night Out (Sept. 2) HHHThe filmmaking brothers Andrew and Jon Erwin (October Baby) team up again to direct and produce this 98-minute laugh fest. It sustains im-pressive energy with running gags, impressive comic timing, helpful film editing, and endlessly entertain-ing situations. Sarah Drew (TVs Greys Anatomy) impressively stars in the lead role of Allyson, a mother struggling to find her personal and emotional footing amid frenetic family life. This film has genuine mo-ments, great comedy, and authentic situations that wont make you feel uncomfortable because there is no in-appropriate content. Recommended (***) and rated PG for mild thematic elements and some action.

    HHHH highly recommendedHHH recommendedHH recommended with reservationsH not recommended

    all heroes start somewhere.Guardians of the GalaxyHHHby Michael Siebenaler

    Based on the comic book series that be-gan in 1969, Guardians of the Galaxy has a great tone, entertaining plot, constant

    comic gems, expert casting choices, and an epic story that required several editors for a high-quality refinement worthy of the other Marvel Studios films.

    Peter Quill (aka Star Lord), played by Chris Pratt (The LEGO Movie, TVs Parks and Recreation) represents the only seemingly human character in this unlikely team. His physical skills and comic timing provide perpetual entertain-ment after a stark beginning origin sequence. Peter draws from a gold mine of references that only he (and the audience) understands. His entertaining explana-tions enhance the effective dialogue even more. Gamora, played by Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek Into Darkness) is the adopted daughter of tyrannical Titan being Thanos, played by Josh Brolin. Drax, played by former pro wrestler Dave Bautista (Man With the Iron Fists) delivers a hilariously blunt wordplay amid his vengeful quest to get back at the main villain Ronan, who killed his family. The remaining team members are the wonderfully endearing tree creature Groot, voiced by Vin Diesel (The Fast and the Furious, Riddick) and wise-cracking, but brilliantly strategic genetically-engineered raccoon Rocket, voiced by Bradley

    Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook). The surprisingly strong supporting

    cast bolsters the main cast even more. Lee Pace (The Hobbit film series) plays the villain Ronan well, but Michael Rooker (Cliffhanger) and Karen Gillan (TVs Doctor Who) leave lasting impressions as Yondu and Nebula. Remaining support-ing characters include Djimon Houn-sou as Korath, John C. Reilly (Wreck-It Ralph) as Corpsman Dey, Glenn Close as Nova Prime, Benicio Del Toro as The Collector and Laura Haddock (DaV-incis Demons) as Meredith Quill. Marvel founder Stan Lee has a cameo (non-speaking).

    Special effects highlights include an initiating foot chase, the infinity stone discovery, and an amazing chase with pod spaceships that leads to one of two extraordinary situations that exemplify how effects stretch common boundar-ies into genuine wow moments in the sci-fi genre. The musical score and song soundtrack has a high functionality beyond enhancing the filmgiving the film its character, especially Peter.

    Stick around for the ending credits. The first sequence warms the heart to the already likable characters while the second sneaks a look at the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron film.

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    Where Are They NoW?

    The iconic TV family, who made their way through the Great De-pression, brought love and family values to viewers every week for

    nine seasons. After more than thirty years off the air, it is time to catch up with The Waltons. Airing first as a Christmas special in 1971 and then as a series in September, 1972, The Waltons was an immedi-ate success. The show was about John John-Boy Walton Jr. (played by Richard Thomas) and his parents, Olivia and John Walton (played by Michael Learned and the late Ralph Waite). The show was set between 1933 and 1946, from the Great Depression through World War II. At the helm were Grandpa and Grandma Walton (played by the late Will Geer and Ellen Corby). The series was groundbreaking, as Michael Learned recalls. We dealt with segregation. We dealt with book burning. Actress Judy Norton Taylor (Mary Ellen) concurs. One of the most moving scenes was in the episode about book burning, she says. So where are The Waltons now? Here is a quick update: Michael Learned (Olivia Walton) is 75, lives in northern California and continues to act on stage. Ralph Waite (John Walton) passed away on February 13, 2014 at age 85.

    Richard Thomas (John Boy) is 62, lives in Los Angeles and continues to act on television and has earned accolades for his appearances on the Broadway stage Jon Walmsley (Jason) is 58. He com-poses and plays music, residing in Long Beach, California. Judy Norton Taylor (Mary Ellen) is 56, lives in Los Angeles, and guest stars on television and independent films. Eric Scott (Ben) is 55, lives in Sher-man Oaks, California, and owns a delivery service. Mary McDonough (Erin) is 53 and resides in San Diego. She published her autobiography and is currently authoring two more books. David W. Harper (Jim-Bob) is 52. He has left acting and lives in Poway, Califor-nia. He runs his own business. Kami Cotler (Elizabeth), the youngest of The Walton clan, is 48. She resides in Los Angeles where she is the founding principal of a middle school. Every Walton episode ended with an iconic closing scene. It is nighttime on Walton Mountain, only a few lights are on at the home. We hear a few voices talking about the days events, until family mem-bers bid each other good night. To this day, Richard Thomas says, when people see me, they shout out, Good night, John-Boy. And, with that we end his article. Good night, John-Boy and the rest of the Walton family.

    Catching up with the iconic television family, The Waltons

    by Marshall Jay Kaplan

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    Calendar September2014Tuesday 2Senior Discovery Days - seniors, ages 60+ will receive specials throughout the zoo. Its a great way to reconnect with your Toledo Zoo! Weekdays through september and October. seniors also receive free admission on Tuesdays. 10am-2pm. Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way. 419-385-4040. toledozoo.org

    Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission - The Battle of Fallen Tim-bers was a seminal event in american history. Help shape the future of this fascinating site by participating in Commission meetings. 7-9pm. side Cut Metropark, 1025 W. River Rd. metroparkstoledo.com Free

    THuRsday 4Eberly Center Open House - Get an overview of the center and its ser-

    vices, while enjoying an ice cream social. Tours will be given and

    lactose-free ice cream will be avail-able. 5-7pm. eberly Center, Tucker Hall Room 0168, 2801 W. Bancroft st. utoledo.edu/centers/eberly

    Jazz in the Garden - each week will feature a different fantastic jazz group. Weather permitting. Tonight, enjoy tunes from the Gene Parker Quintet. 6:30-8:30pm. TBG members, $6/ nonmembers, $8/ senior or student, $7. Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 elmer dr. toledogarden.org

    FRIday 5Tea at Stranleigh: Puttin On The Glitz Hollywood Style - settings include tea, two sandwiches, two desserts and musical entertainment in the beautiful setting of the Manor House. 11:30am-2:30pm. $10. Wildwood Preserve Manor House, 5100 W. Central ave. metroparkstoledo.com

    Black Swamp Arts Festival - Over 150 artists, youth arts village, 3 music stages. Through september 7. 8am-5pm. downtown Bowling Green. blackswampfest.org Free

    Veterans Festival - Celebrate and honor our countrys veterans while enjoying karaoke, food, beer and flea markets. On saturday night

    listen to bands, elmore Fudd and streetwise. 2pm-midnight. Northwood VFW Post 2984, 102 W. andrus Rd., Northwood.

    Quartet - Cecily, Reggie, and Wilfred reside in a home for retired opera singers in Kent, england. each year, on the tenth of October, there is a

    w WedNesday | 3Authors! Authors! Cokie Roberts - The influential New york Times bestselling author and popular aBC and NPR correspon-dent will discuss her career, politics, the upcoming election, and her books, including Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation and We Are Our Mothers Daughters. Book signing to follow. $10 adults, $8 students. stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. w saTuRday | 6Butterfly Festival - This all-day event features outdoor crafts, an indoor afternoon program, and Monarch tag-ging on the Historical as-sociation grounds. Butterfly demonstration and tagging at 11am behind the church. adopt a butterfly (and track its migration on the web) through the Kelleys Island audubon Club (small fee). 10am-5pm. Kelleys Island Historical association, 224 division street, Kelleys Island.

    w MONday | 2212th Annual Golf Classic - Considered one of the finest golf fundraisers in Northwest Ohio, the Golf Classic will feature 18 holes of golf, lunch, graz-ing dinner and an awards program. Registration required. 11:30am-5pm. Proceeds go toward scholarship funds and outreach endeavors for Owens Community College graduates. Prices vary, visit website for more informa-tion. Belmont Country Club, 29601 Bates Rd., Per-rysburg.

    w saTuRday 27Waterville Roche de Boeuf Festival - The festival trans-lates in French to rock of beef or buffalo rock, which refers to the rock in the Maumee River that Ottawa Indians used as a staging ground for hunting and war times. 9am-5pm. downtown Waterville.

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    Calendarconcert to celebrate Verdis birthday. Jean, who used to be married to Reg-gie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. 5-8pm. Times and prices vary. The Village Players, 2740 Upton Ave. 419-472-6827. thevillageplayers.org

    First Friday - Enjoy being outside with friends and family with lots of enter-tainment including dancers, theater groups, clowns, jugglers, vendors, music, arts and crafts, inflatables, train rides and a petting zoo. 6-9pm. Downtown Perrysburg. downtownperrysburg.org Free

    SATURDAy 6Season of the Arts Plaza pARTy - Performances by all of The Valentines resident performing arts organizations and an outdoor beer garden, full bar, food and wine. Proceeds benefit our new local Performing Arts Group Fund administered by the Toledo Commu-nity Foundation. 5-11pm. Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St. 419-242-3490. valentinetheatre.com Free

    SUnDAy 7Reynolds Corners Merchants Association Cruize-In - Watch the dream cruisers and muscle cars that you loved cruize up and down Reynolds and Dorr St. There will be food and plenty more. noon-4pm. Reynolds at Dorr, 1700 Reynolds Rd. Free

    Seed Saving and More - Learn how to save seeds from plants and how to take soft and hard wood cuttings from trees and shrubs. Seed saving manual included. 2-4pm. $20. 577 Founda-tion, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. 419-872-9395. 577foundation.org

    Sunday In the Park with Art: Maumee River - Capture the unique beauty of Blue Creek, your newest Metropark. Learn a few fun tips to become a better photographer, naturalist and historian. Bring an SD card and your camera. If you dont have a camera, one will be provided. Reservations required. 10-11:30am. $12. Blue Creek Conservation Area, White Barn. metroparkstoledo.com

    Hidden Garden Party - This event is among the most enjoyable benefits in the area for food, wine and festiv-itiesall in a beautiful unparalleled setting with live music, open bar, fan-tastic noshing and premier auctions, once again conducted by WTOLs

    Jerry Anderson and team. Proceeds benefit for the Schedel Foundation. Reservations required. 2-5pm. Dona-tions are $150 per person or a table of 8 for $1,000 (please call for group rate). Schedel Arboretum and Gar-dens, 19255 W. Portage River South Rd., Elmore. 419-862-3182. schedel-gardens.org

    Bark for Life - A one mile walk honoring the care-giving qualities of our canine best friends. Registration includes admission to the fort and a doggy surprise. 10am. $10 a dog, $5 each additional dog. Fort Meigs State Memorial Park, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg. 419-874-4121. fortmeigs.org

    TUESDAy 9Ellen Biddle Shipman (1869-1950) - Once called the Dean of American Women Landscape Architects, she designed over 600 gardens during her thirty-five year career. With an interpreter, stroll through Wildwoods

    Shipman Garden and learn about Ellens background as a designer, the architectural details, and the plants she used to achieve her masterpiece. Reservations required. 2-3pm. $6. Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. 419-407-9700. metroparkstoledo.com

    SAVE Lecture: Eating Mercifully - John Dinon, Ohio Director of Outreach and Engagement for the Humane Society of the United States, will speak about the switch from farms to factory farms and the many devastating effects that resulted. He will talk of these impacts and suggest reverses from this trend. 7:30-9pm. Franciscan Theater and Conference Center of Lourdes Univer-sity, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. lourdes.edu

    THURSDAy 11Boomers Resource Network Lunch - Hear guest speaker, Christo-pher Gillcrist, as he speaks about In ToledoA Freighter Trip. 11:30am-1pm. The national Museum of the Great Lakes at the Toledo Skyway Ma-rina, 1701 Front St. boomersrn.com

    Jazz in the Garden - Tonight is the last night of the fantastic Jazz in the Garden summer concert series. Bring your family, your lawn chairs, food and a bottle of wine (or beverage of choice!). Food and soft drinks are avail-able for purchase. 6:30-8:30pm. TBG members, $6/ nonmembers, $8/ senior or student, $7. Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. toledogarden.org

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    Saturday 13Birders of a Feather - the group meets at different parks each month to share the enjoyment of birding. First-timers and experienced birders love these monthly avian explorations. Bring bin-oculars and field guides. reservations required. 8am. Farnsworth Metropark, 8505 S. river rd., Waterville. metroparkstoledo.com Free

    Preserving Our Memories - Learn information about blogging, digital scrapbooking, heirloom and photo preservation, genealogy and record-ing your family stories through oral history. 10am-5pm. Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, archbold. saudervillage.com

    Canal Days - Celebrate our regions past by spending a day in the 1800s aboard an operating canal boat. the Isaac Ludwig Mill will be in full motion grinding grain and sawing logs using nothing but the power of water. Noon-4pm. Fees apply to ride the canal boat. Providence Metropark, 13827 Old u.S. 24, Grand rapids. metroparkstoledo.com Free

    Whitehouse Farmers Market - Enjoy a fantastic variety of fresh produce and homemade baked goods. Satur-day mornings through September 27. 9am-noon. Village Plaza, 6751 Provi-dence Street, downtown Whitehouse.

    Dancing Under the Stars: The Johnny Knorr Orchestra - Enjoy listening to the beautiful tunes of the Johnny Knorr Orchestra. 7:30-10:30pm. $10. Cen-tennial terrace, 5773 Centennial rd., Sylvania. 419-885-7106. centennialterrace.org

    SuNday 14Spay-ghetti and No Balls Dinner and Silent Auction - Grab a group of friends and come out for food, fun and a fantastic way to assist animals and to help end pet homelessness. 5-8pm. $30. Holiday Inn French Quarter Perrysburg, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg. 2014spayghetti.org

    Elizabeth Scotts 5th Annual September Fest - Celebrate the fall season at this fun family event featur-ing face painting, arts and crafts and a Las Vegas style casino. Elizabeth Scott offers independent and assisted living as well as skilled rehab. Noon-5pm. the Elizabeth Scott Community Campus, 2720 albon rd., Maumee. 419-865-3002. elizabethscott.org Free

    Naturalist Camera Club of Toledo: The Pursuit of the Perfect Photo-graph - Metroparks partners with the Naturalist Camera Club of toledo to present photography programs which include a guest speaker, photo instruction, club information and light refreshments. reservations required. 2-4pm. Secor Metropark, 10001 W. Central ave. 419-407-9700. NaturalistCameraClub.org Free

    tuESday 16Senior Safari - Enjoy tables of local products or services throughout the afternoon, hands-on activities and health screenings. 10am-2pm. to-ledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way. 419-385-4040. toledozoo.org

    tHurSday 18Tour of Art Pilgrimage - View the beautiful artwork all over Lourdes universitys campus. 10am-12:30pm. $15 (includes lunch). Lourdes university, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. lourdes.edu

    Boomers Resource Network Lunch - a book review on the Five dysfunc-tions of a team by Patrick Lencioni, author. 11:30am-1pm. uncle Johns restaurant, 3131 Secor rd. boomersrn.comTwylite Thursday - Help support the Occupational therapy and Physical therapy students at the university of toledo. all proceeds benefit the two programs in regards to conferences, research, and graduation expenses. twylite thursdays include light, all you can eat refreshments, music, cash bar, and raffle baskets. 5-8pm. the Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee.

    FrIday 19Lourdes Lifelong Learning Hot Topics - don rowney, Specialist in russian and East European Studies at Indiana university will discuss the Crisis In the ukraine: a return to the Cold War. refreshments will be served. 11:30am-12:30pm. $10/members/$15 non-members. Franciscan Center Board room at Lourdes university, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. 419-824-3707. lourdes.edu

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    United North 19th Annual Golf Scramble - Your donations and sponsorship will continue United Norths work in providing ser-vices to the disabled or seniors in the local community. 11am-2pm. $75/$1,000 donations. Detwiler Golf Course, 4001 N. Summit St.

    UpTown PARK(ing) Day - This is a global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to trans-form parking spaces into temporary public parks. 11am-6pm. Outdoor Main Stage, Adams Street near 15th St. uptowntoledo.org

    Tchaikovskys Piano Concerto No. 1 - Enjoy this romantic season opener, featuring two of the most lyrical and passionate works of the Russian tradition, including Rach-maninoffs Symphony No. 2 and Tchaikovskys beloved first Piano Concerto, performed by rising star Jiayan Sun. 8-10pm. Call for ticket prices. Toledo Museum of Art Peri-style, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. toledomuseum.org

    SATURDAY 20Garden Keepsake Note Cards - Create your own card with dried flowers & greenery. Supplies, tools, instructions and handouts provided; feel free to bring your own dried flowers & greenery to use. Regis-tration required. 9-9:45am. $15. 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. 577foundation.org

    Container Gardening - Learn how to create an eye-catching con-tainer and how to choose the right container and plants for your patio, porch or deck. Reservations required. 8-10pm. $12/$10 for Schedel members. Schedel Arbo-retum and Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River South Rd., Elmore. benchfarms.com

    H2Oh! - The event will feature com-plimentary wine and Great Lakes Brewing Company beer, raffle tables, a traditional clam bake for dinner and a live auction. Proceeds benefit the Great Lakes Historical Society and its National Museum of the Great Lakes. Reservations required and tickets must be pur-chased in advance. 6:30-10pm. $100. The National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front St.

    Popcorn Posters 2014 - Now is your chance to share your favorite movie through the art of a movie

    poster. Redesign your favorite movie poster using any medium you prefer. Registration required by September 8th. $5/10. 6:30-10pm. AIGA To-ledo c/o Madhouse, 1215 Jackson St.

    WEDNESDAY 24Fallen Timbers Lecture Series: The Role of Alexander McKee - Dr. Larry Nelson, history professor at Bowling Green State University, will speak on Alexander McKee, one of the key participants leading up to the Battle of Fallen Timbers and its aftermath. Reservations required. 7-9pm. Wild-wood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. metroparkstoledo.com Free

    THURSDAY 25Computer Basics - Participants will learn how the computer operates, as well as how to effectively use the mouse and keyboard. Three weekly sessions. No computer skills required. Thursdays, September 25 through October 9, 9:30am-12:30pm. Also on Tuesdays, September 23 through October 7, 5:30-8:30pm. $45. Tucker Hall: Room 0168, 2801 W. Bancroft St. utoledo.edu

    Evening Guided Tour of the Gardens - Enjoy a twilight journey of the beautiful 17 acre garden estate. The tour will include information on plants and trees as well as Schedel history. At 6pm participants may en-joy a complimentary glass of wine. $15/$13 for Schedel members. 6-8:30pm. Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River South Rd., Elmore. schedel-gardens.org

    SATURDAY 27Wiener Dog Nationals - All proceeds benefit the Wood County Humane Society. Enter your wiener today and join the fun! No experience necessary. Registration required. $6 to race. 10am-2pm. W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg. wienerracing.com

    MONDAY 29Womens Success Series - This ongo-ing series covers time management, project management and goal set-ting. 9:30-11:30am & 5:30-7:30pm. Tucker Hall Room 0168, 2801 W. Bancroft St. Free

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    Housing guideAssisted & iNdepeNdeNt LiviNg

    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

    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, fireside 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

    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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    Moongate Luxury Adult Living930 Soda Park Drive Temperance, Michigan734-847-7879, www.moongateadultliving.com

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    otterbein senior LiFestYLe choicesOtterbein Portage Valley Senior Lifestyle CommunityOtterbein North Shore Senior Lifestyle CommunityOtterbein Skilled Nursing Rehab Neighborhood-PerrysburgOtterbein Skilled Nursing Rehab Neighborhood-Monclovacall 855-300-5686, www.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 senior Lifestyle choices - - Theres a community near you! With five Otterbein communities in in our area, we exist to enhance the quality of life and holistic growth of older persons. Faith based and not for profit, serving YOU is our mission! Otterbein North Shore in Marblehead and Otterbein Portage Valley in Pemberville are Continu-ing Care Retirement Communities featuring indepen-dent living, assisted living, long term nursing and rehab. The Otterbein Small house neighborhoods in Perrysburg and Monclova provide a unique new way to receive care in a true home like setting. The small houses offer long term care and skilled rehab. Dont make a move without touring our Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices!

    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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