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Despite the City of Toledo’s budget woes, Red, White, KABOOM will explode over the Toledo skyline as usual, thanks to efforts by The Blade and its event sponsors. Spanning three days, the Friday-through-Sunday celebration will be bigger than ever and will offer something for everyone, organizers say.

A menu of mouth-watering food items will be offered by area restaurateurs at Taste Toledo sponsored by Toledo Tent. The venue will be open all three days beginning at noon and will stretch along the Red, White, KABOOM event site near Promenade Park. Attendees can purchase food tickets and redeem them at vendor booths to sample the wares of popular dining hotspots like Tony Packo’s, Mancy’s, Shorty’s, Cold Stone Creamery, Hungry I, Gino’s, Bierut, Yeeha’s Buckin Bar & Grill, We Are Ribs, City BBQ, Tea Tree and Opa! Gyros.

A nearly nonstop concert will take place on the Promenade Park Stage every evening, featuring live entertainment from Hotel California, the endorsed tribute band for The Eagles; Draw the Line, the endorsed Aerosmith tribute band; the Toledo School for Performing Arts Steel Drum Band; Army 338 Reserve Band and the Toledo Symphony.

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Walker Family Funeral Homes & Crematory and the Ottawa County Veterans Service Office will bring local families and their loved ones serving in the U.S. military together for Independence Day via a webcasting service.

The webcasting will be offered Saturday, June 26 from 9 a.m. to noon and Friday, July 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment at the Ottawa County Veterans Service Office, 8444 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.

“Our funeral home has the ability to offer webcasting in our range of services; our intention is to help bring all family members together at a difficult time,” said Jim Ridener, general manager. “The Messages of Love program seems to all of us here at Walker Family Funeral Homes & Crematory to be a natural extension of that thinking.

“Many people haven’t heard about webcasting,” Ridener said. “A webcast is simply a broadcast of any event – a wedding, memorial service, or in this case, a private communication between family members – distributed over the Internet using streaming technology. A webcast can be viewed live or recorded, and viewed when friends and family wish to – sometimes over and over again.

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Household items and materials serve double-duty in the garden

How can you use stale soda pop, old metal hangers and cuticle scissors in your garden?

And, why are baby powder, dirty aquarium water and Styrofoam packing peanuts actually valuable items for gardeners?

Very common, everyday materials that most of us have around the house and may be routinely throwing away can be recycled for use in our gardens, flowerbeds and container growing. Many money-saving, time-saving and convenient solutions to help us with our garden problems are available using household items you already have in your home. So, now that the flowers are planted and the vegetables are growing, make up your own remedies for fighting the weeds and garden pests, and keeping your plants healthy and beautiful throughout the growing season.

Weed and pest control
Protect bulbs from chewing critters by dusting them with medicated baby powder before planting.

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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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