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Women’s Connection
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:49

Area women are invited to a “Let’s Have Tea” luncheon and program sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection May 13 at the Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman St., Oregon.

Doors will open at 11:45 a.m., with the luncheon and program beginning at noon.

Rebecca Jaessing will discuss Clara J’s Tea Room in Maumee, and Letitia Hicks, of Stoutsville, Ohio, will present, “Rule #1 – Plan Well; Rule #2 – Have a Back-up Plan; and Rule #3 – Be Flexible.” Linda Conti will provide vocal music.

The cost is $10.50, all-inclusive. For reservations, call Dorothy Francis at 419-691-9611.

Free boat inspections
In observance of National Safe Boating Week, May 22-28, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Watercraft will offer free boat safety equipment inspections May 23 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Anchor Point (Lucas County ramp); and May 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Maple Street ramp in Perrysburg.

For more information, call the Maumee Bay Watercraft Office at 419-836-6003.

Otter Creek Rd. closure
Written by Alyce Fielding   
Thursday, 22 April 2010 14:08

In order to permit the Shelly Company to construct the Otter Creek Road improvement project, Otter Creek Road will be closed to all traffic from 7 a.m. Monday, May 3, to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5. The entrance drives to businesses and homes within the closure area will remain open throughout the closure period. The signed detour route for all vehicles will be Corduroy Road, Lallendorf Road and York Street.

Alzheimer’s forum
The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter is offering a free four-part series designed to provide support and information to persons experiencing mild memory loss from Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. Topics to be discussed include memory loss issues, everyday coping skills, legal and financial concerns and building a support system. Workshop dates are Tuesdays, May 4, 11, 18 and 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Alzheimer’s Association office, 2500 North Reynolds Rd., Toledo.

Sessions are interrelated but, if one session is missed, participants are encouraged to attend when they can, as there are session reviews. The person who is experiencing memory loss is encouraged to invite one or more family members or friends to attend with him or her.

Pre-registration is requested by calling 1-800-272-3900.

Brown to be honored
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Thursday, 15 April 2010 13:25

The East Toledo/Oregon Kiwanis Club will hold their annual dinner on April 28 at 6 p.m. in the Oregon Room at Mercy St. Charles Hospital in Oregon.

The highlight of the yearly event is the presentation of the Fredric E. Hansen Humanitarian Award, which this year will be presented to former Oregon mayor Marge Brown in recognition of exemplary volunteer work in the community.

Brown has been a dedicated volunteer and cheerleader for Oregon for many years. She taught many Oregon children during her time as a teacher for Oregon Schools. Her political career began in 1989 and she served as both a councilperson and mayor. She is credited for being instrumental in getting the Oregon Community Care-A-Van up and running – a service that helps many citizens who need transportation to and from medical appointments. She noted she is also proud of her push for the establishment of the Alzheimer’s Day Care Center at the Lutheran Home of Toledo.

Though Brown is out of office, she has not stopped working for the community. She continues as a lector and Eucharistic minister at St. Ignatius Church; serves on the Eagle Learning Center Board, Cardinal Stritch-Kateria School Board, Little Sisters of the Poor Board, Lutheran Family Services Board and she is still a member of TMACOG and NOMMA.

Humane Ohio fundraiser
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Thursday, 08 April 2010 12:20

Humane Ohio, a Toledo based non-profit organization that operates a low-cost spay/neuter clinic and pet food bank, will hold a fundraising dinner at Naslada Bistro, 182 S. Main St., Bowling Green, April 25. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and include a four-course vegetarian meal and musical entertainment.

Those interested in attending can purchase tickets at or Naslada Bistro, or by calling Humane Ohio at 419-266-5607. Proceeds from the event will go into a special fund that is used to help Wood County pet owners who cannot afford the cost of spay/neuter.

Career planning workshop`
Owens Community College’s Career Services Office will present “Discovering Career Choices,” a career discovery workshop, April 20 from 4 to 5 p.m. in room 144 at Owens Community College’s Arrowhead Park Learning Center on Indian Wood Circle in Maumee.

The workshop is free and open to the public, however, registration is required due to space limitations.

Forfeited land sale
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Thursday, 01 April 2010 12:44

Lucas County’s first Forfeited Land Sale will be held April 21, according to county auditor Anita Lopez.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and the sale will commence at 10 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Hearing Room, located on the first floor of One Government Center.

Due to limited seating, only the first 160 registrants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The parcels of real estate being sold are tax delinquent, and have been offered for sale twice by the County Sheriff. Lopez urges anyone interested in purchasing property at the sale to research the property being sold. The Auditor’s Office provides no guarantees regarding title, possession, or any other matter. Preliminary research can be done online at or by visiting the Auditor’s Office at Suite 770, One Government Center.

Approximately 327 parcels will be for sale. Bidding will begin at $60 per parcel. A successful bidder must have a deposit of 15 percent or $150, whichever is greater. If a bid is $150 or less, the purchase price must be paid in full. All bids or sales will be required to pay additional fees of $33.94 which will be due the day of the sale.

A list of parcels, regulations and procedures governing the sale may be downloaded from the Web site or obtained from the auditor’s office.

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