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Local events offer plenty of ways to beat “cabin fever”

Through March 14: Paris: City of Art, Toledo Museum of Art, Hitchcock and Stevens Galleries. Art history students at the University of Toledo selected objects from TMA’s collection depicting Paris and the work of Parisian artists. Free admission. 419-255-8000 or

Through April 30: Animation Exhibition, Imagination Station, One Discovery Way, Toledo. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday noon-5 p.m. 419-244-2674.

Through April 25: Bare Witness: Photographs by Gordon Parks, Toledo Museum of Art, Canaday Gallery. Photographer, journalist and film director Gordon Parks captured a cross section of the human experience-from wealth to poverty, fame to obscurity. This compelling exhibition was organized by the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Sanford University. or 419-255-8000.

Through May 30: Whistler: Influences, Friends and the Not-So-Friendly, Toledo Museum of Art, Works on Paper Galleries. The exhibition highlights the talents of the iconic American artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834–1903), positioning his work within the context of his contemporaries, influences, friends, and enemies.


Ottawa County native wins Sundance Award
Elmore native Zak Mulligan won the 2010 Excellence in Cinematography Award: Dramatic at the Sundance Film Festival for his work on “Obsolidia.”

Zak served as the director of photography for the film, which was written and directed by Diane Bell.

A graduate of Woodmore High School, Zak earned a BFA from Arizona State University. Since graduating from college, he has shot three feature films, traipsed through the catacombs of Paris with a camera, shot numerous documentaries, commercials and music videos all over the U.S. and the world.

The son of Mark Mulligan, of Elmore, and Kathy Fahle, also of Elmore, he lives in New York City. He is a fixture in the Brooklyn Independent filmmaking scene and is a founding member of the filmmaking collective, Radius 5. He is working to develop the feature film, “I’m Not Me,” in which a man struggles with the death of his wife, only to realize that they may have another chance at life together.

“Obsolidia” can be reserved on Netflix, and much of Zak’s work can be seen at




Though she kept the idea percolating on the back burner for quite some time, Samantha Yerg always wanted to open her own business – namely a coffee shop. As a busy mom and a full-time letter carrier, Yerg, of Gibsonburg, loves coffee and plenty of it (regular, not decaf, of course).

Recently, opportunity knocked. She answered.

On March 1, Samantha (Sammy Jo) will open Sammy’s Joe, and as an added perk, it will be in a location she loves – the Woodville Mall.

“I know the mall has seen some tough times, but I am hopeful for its future,” Yerg said. “I have never stopped shopping there  – I try to go there for everything I can.

“After I heard the mall was purchased by a new owner, I became intrigued about what was going to happen,” she said.

Meanwhile, in recent months, she began to think more and more about starting a business. “I got an accounting degree from Owens and then went to Lourdes College where I got dual degrees in business administration and human resource management,” she said. “I thought it might be time to put my education to use.”


Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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