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Oregon’s first free outdoor movie at its soccer fields off Starr Avenue Extension on Aug. 5 was considered a great success by city officials who attended the event. An estimated crowd of 125 to 150 people was in attendance.

The movie, McFarland USA, was a two hour family drama produced by Walt Disney. It was shown on an outdoor inflatable screen with an audio system.

The event was a test pilot to determine public support for non-sports activities that the Parks and Recreation Department had discussed for the last several months. If the event was popular enough, the city planned to offer free outdoor movies regularly next summer.

Enjoy a weekend in the Old Country at the Birmingham Ethnic Festival, one of Toledo’s oldest and most popular ethnic festivals, set for Saturday, Aug. 20 and Sunday, Aug. 21 on Consaul Street. Festival hours are noon-10 p.m. Saturday and noon-9 p.m. Sunday.

“The Birmingham Ethnic Festival - A Weekend in the Old Country – has been held for the past 42 years to celebrate the strength and diversity of our community, our success in preventing the splitting of our neighborhood by a proposed road widening project, and our continuing fight for the preservation and recognition of our neighborhood,” said Betsy Ujvagi, a member of the Festival Committee.

Attention foodies – if the words “puffy taco” have you wishing you could head west to indulge, don’t worry. Just make your way over to Cabo Loco Mexi-Bar and Burgers in Northwood.

Located at 2497 East Broadway, Cabo has become the new Mecca for Mexicali food. “We opened in March and business has been very good,” said owner Colleen Mercurio. “We have family from California, San Antonio, Texas and Mexico, so we refer to our food as Mexicali, but our customers refer to it as amazing.”

Mercurio said she has never owned a restaurant before, but she wanted to be an entrepreneur and jumped at the chance to get the Northwood location. She credits her soon-to- be mother-in- law, Rita, and the Northwood community for her success so far.

It seems as though almost as soon as it comes, summer begins to wind down with the “dog days” of August. These late-summer days are filled with the songs of the cicadas reminding us that autumn will be here before we know it.

This year, August continues to bring some hot, dry weather to our area. June and July were also hot and dry and it made it difficult to spend much time working out in our yards and gardens during the days. To work comfortably outside in weather like this, it is best to confine gardening activities to shady areas or confine yard work to early mornings or in the evenings when the temperatures cool.

Pemberville Free Fair to celebrate America
The annual Pemberville Free Fair is set for Aug. 17-20 in downtown Pemberville. This year, the fair will feature a patriotic theme and a tribute to Americanism, according to Randy Jennings, fair board president.

The fair kicks off Tuesday, Aug. 16 with registration for some events beginning at 3 p.m. At 7 p.m., the “Eyes of Freedom Iraq Wall Memorial” will arrive at American Legion Post 183, 405 E. Front St. The traveling memorial is comprised of 23 life-size portraits of the 22 Columbus-based Lima Company Marines and one Navy Corpsman that paid the ultimate price for our freedoms during Iraq combat operations in 2005. (www.EyesofFreedom.org). The display will be open Wednesday, 6-10 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 8-10 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

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