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For Robin Steinmetz, life is all about passion. Steinmetz, who just turned 49, is crazy-busy these days – and that’s the way she likes it.

Steinmetz (formerly Robin Leffler), was recently married. An avid painter whose murals are featured in Coy and Jerusalem Schools, she recently submitted her first painting ever to the LeSo Gallery in East Toledo.

She also works full-time as a sales rep and is a mom to two daughters and two step-daughters.

On Sept. 6, Robin had the pleasure of holding a giant pair of scissors, which she used to cut the ribbon at the opening of her new business, “Life Fitness Studio” in Oregon.


Fall weather brings out the best in many flowers, foliage plants

September is a great time to enjoy your garden, as the tasks of weeding and watering are less demanding now and the milder weather seems to bring out the best in many flowers and foliage plants.

Fall officially begins this month, and as the weather grows cooler, foliage will begin to change and the colors of the berries and fruits on plants, trees and shrubs will become more prominent as the leaves and flowers die back and fall.

Early frosts are possible this month, and can affect fall foliage and the time when colors peak in Ohio. The normal peak color time usually comes in mid to late October.


32nds Luckey Fall Festival
An autumn tradition – the 32nd Annual Luckey Fall Festival will be held Sept. 26, 27 and 28 at Basic Park, located on Adams Street in the village – located between Krotzer Avenue (SR 582) and Gilbert Road.

The festival officially opens at 8 a.m. Friday and promises a cornucopia of fun until closing time at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

The craft and flea market tent will be open throughout the festival. In addition there will be food, entertainment, antique tractor pulls (Friday and Saturday); horseshoe pitch events (Saturday and Sunday) and bingo (Friday and Saturday).

Visitors can also enjoy a Muzzleloaders encampment, 1st Battery Civil War Encampment and Cannon demonstration, daily sawmill demonstrations, antique gas and engine displays and a Steam and Spark Show.


For banjo player Tommie Richardson, playing music has always been in the family.

“When I was growing up, all we had was music in the house, non-stop,” Richardson said. “Some of my biggest influences were my dad and my brother. My dad played the fiddle and my brother seemed to playing a little of everything.”

Richardson grew up performing music with his father, but was never able to play with his brother due to unfortunate circumstance. Still, he says that his brother is one of his biggest influences.

“My brother passed away when I was 9 years old. I didn’t start playing music myself until I was about 15,” he said. “Even though I didn’t know him as far as playing music with him, I had a lot of cassette and reel-to-reel tapes of him playing.”


A sandhill crane chick that has been receiving emergency medical care at Nature’s Nursery Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation is continuing to improve.

The chick, brought to the center Aug. 11, was attacked by a dog and was suffering from multiple puncture wounds and spinal trauma. Now standing, walking and eating on its own, it has been moved to a secluded, 240 square foot outdoor flight enclosure where it has more room to exercise with limited human interaction, and where more natural behaviors can be encouraged. It has already been trying out its wings and “catching a little air.”


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