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Free family festival in downtown this week
September 11, 2018
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The annual Harvest Market Dinner, hosted by Toledo GROWs, will take place Thursday, September 20, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the Toledo Farmers’ Market, 525 Market Street in downtown Toledo. This seventh annual event serves as both a celebration of the fall harvest and a fundraiser for Toledo GROWs, according to a media release received by 13abc. The festive evening features fresh, sustainably-grown local foods, locally crafted beer and wine, fabulous local chefs, and good friends. In the first six years of the gathering, nearly $220,000 has been raised to support the work of Toledo GROWs in the community, which educates people about the value of local nutritious food through an active urban farm and support for community gardens. Local chefs contribute their time and talent to create tasting dishes from a signature ingredient produced at Toledo GROWs’ urban farm or in one of the Toledo GROWs community gardens. Participants enjoy a delicious variety of dishes from local restaurants and chefs before voting on their favorites. Participating restaurants and chefs include: 5th Street Pub, Adams Street Café, Beirut, Black Kite, Cocina de Carlos, Fowl and Fodder, Georgette’s, La Scola, Maumee Bay Resort, Penta Career Center Culinary Arts, Plate 1, Plate 21, Porkbelly BBQ, Rose and Thistle, Sweet Shalom Tea Room, Toledo Country Club, Toledo Museum of Art, and Zepf Center Zone/The Original Sub Shop. New this year: local craft brewers will be serving their beer as tastings. Guests can enjoy a variety of locally-brewed beer and vote on which brewer will be first to gain the honor of Toledo GROWs Brew Boss! A variety of wines will also be available for guests. Local breweries taking part include Earnest Brew Works, Great Black Swamp, Great Lakes Brewery, Maumee Bay Brewery, and Patron Saints. The event is a casual gathering, with outdoor games, music, plenty of raffle items, and “farmyard chic” dress. The setting of Toledo Farmers’ Market in downtown Toledo adds to the festive atmosphere. Guests will learn more about the work of Toledo GROWs in the community as they enjoy an evening with like-minded friends. Sponsorship by Huntington Bank and Heidelberg Distributing Company are instrumental in supporting this event and the work of Toledo GROWs. Costs for the Harvest Market Dinner are just $75 per guest, or $200 for a group of four, and includes food and a cash bar. Reservations may be made online at www.toledogrows.org or by calling 419.720.8714. Attendees are invited to come for a tour of Toledo GROWs’ urban farm from 5:00 until 5:45 p.m. before the dinner. The farm is located at 900 Oneida Street, less than two miles from the Farmers’ Market.
Seventh Annual Harvest Market Dinner on September 20th
September 13, 2018

Toledo is one of only a handful of stops for giant, inflatable art installation

Fantastic+Planet
By Lissa Guyton |  

TOLEDO (WTVG) – Thousands of people are expected to pack the Toledo riverfront this week for Momentum. This is the second year for the three-day, family-friendly and free festival. It’s a celebration of glass, music, art and makers.

Today was a test run for the temporary art installation at Promenade Park called Fantastic Planet. The name is taken from a 1970s film.
Throughout the day, crews worked to make sure everything is in place by inflating and then deflating the enormous figures.

Nathan Mattimoe is is the Art in Public Places Coordinator for the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, “Have you ever worked on a project like this before? No, never. I am used to traditional public art, but this is a lot of fun.”

The process of bringing the giant art forms to life is also a lot of work, “There are 50 sandbags that go into the base of each one, so there is quite a bit of labor involved.”

Marc Folk is the Executive Director of the Arts Commission. He says Toledo is one of only a handful of stops for the installation, “It will be one of the best photo-ops in the city all year long. They are three giant, internally-lit, inflatable humanoids for the public to interact with ”

It takes a team of artists and volunteers to make it happen. Those working on the project say one of the best parts about Fantastic Planet is that it’s interactive. Jedidiah Stuelpnagel is a technician for the installation, “It is key nowadays to to make art approachable and take away the stigma of not being able to touch it and interact with it.”

It took about an hour for the first humanoid to take shape. Stuelpnagel says adults and children marvel at the giant inflatables, “They want to touch them, hug them and that is all okay. Children want to jump on them, they think it’s a giant bouncy house when they see them.They can’t do that, but they can certainly touch them and we love to see that.”

There will be two other great inflatables at Momentum. One will be reclining in the grass at Promenade Park and the other will be peeking around the stage.

Momentum is expected to draw tens of thousands of people to downtown. Folk says it’s another example of the thriving art scene in our community,”We have an amazing artist community here, and if you look at it just from a business standpoint there are about 390 arts related businesses in Toledo alone. Those businesses employ more than 2,700 people. The arts is a huge sector of the local economy and it’s big portion of our regional and national identity. The arts community in Toledo is incredibly vibrant, and it is truly helping shape the future identity of our city.”

Mattimoe says momentum is a perfect way to celebrate all of that, “It’s a great opportunity to bring Toledo together to celebrate the arts and culture scene in our city and how vibrant it is and what the potential is.”

Momentum kicks off Thursday night. It runs from 5-9pm that night.
It starts with an opening reception for the Hot Glass Exhibition and Competition at 300 Madison. Friday hours are from 5-10 pm, and it runs from noon-10 pm Saturday. The fun includes concerts, dance lessons, food trucks, a Mini Maker Faire and interactive displays

Click on this link for a full run down of the all the activities and times: http://momentumtoledo.org/

http://www.13abc.com/content/news/Toledo-is-one-of-only-a-handfull-of-stops-for-giant-inflateable-art-installation-492987751.html

 

 

THE COMMUNITY

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That's a wrap for walk-ins in 2020!

Counting the 54 cats we had come in this morning, we have performed 5,374 surgeries on outdoor cats this year! We are less than 400 cats short of our record number of community cats that we set last year, and (considering we closed our doors for 6 weeks during peak kitten season due to coronavirus) we are SUPER proud of this.

Additionally, we broke our daily walk-in record multiple times over the summer! At the start of 2020, the most cats we have ever had come in in one day for TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) was 54 cats. Our current record is now 93 cats!

We are so grateful for the amazing people in our community dedicating their time, energy, and resources towards giving these community cats a better life. None of these life-changing surgeries would have been possible with out you. Thank you! #spayandneuter #tnrsaveslives #humaneohio #toledome #youwilldobetterintoledo #go419 #thankful #weloveourcommunity
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There are plenty of wonderful ways to support local this season, and some great opportunities to get out and about safely as we inspire a vibrant Toledo! To learn more visit TheArtsCommission.org/ArtLoop, @toledocvb, and @toledodotcom.
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Established in 2017 the Merit Award Program recognizes outstanding individual local literary, performing and visual artists, selected by a panel of regional artists and cultural leaders. ⠀
Congratulations to the 2020 Merit Award winners!⠀
Dr. Joey S. Kim, Literary Arts ($2500 Award)⠀
Timothy Geiger- Literary Arts ($1000 Award)⠀
Michael Osborne- Visual Art ($1000 Award)⠀
Bradley Scherzer- Visual Art ($500 Award)⠀

The 2020 review panel includes Aaron Dworkin, a social entrepreneur, performing artist, philanthropist, and University of Michigan faculty member, Michelle Herman, a novelist, essayist, and Ohio State University faculty member, and Nadiah Rivera Fellah, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Thank you to our panel for their time and input!⠀

We'd also like to thank our sponsors and partners for making this program possible: ProMedica, Ohio Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.⠀

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It’s Friday! Do the happy dance 💃 with our Energy Bomb 💣 Happy Day. All Shook Up Nutrition is open weekdays 7am-4:30pm and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.

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Look at this gorgeous pupper!! She recently went on a DOTT Field Trip with her volunteer friend so she could enjoy the unseasonably nice weather we’ve been having. Here is what she had to say:

“This is little Jumping Bean. She is small and petite and I know how she got her name. Haha. She didn’t jump on me, but just bounced up and down beside me for a few minutes until she started walking perfectly on the leash. Nice car passenger, took treats nicely, and was friendly with people and dogs. She is lots of fun!”

We want all of our adoptable friends to spend the holiday season in a loving home whether it’s forever or just temporary until their forever family comes along. Want to help make that happen? Just visit our website, https://lucascountydogs.com/foster-program/, and fill out the online application. One of our clerks will then give you a call to set up a time to come down to the shelter. If your foster dog becomes a forever dog we will reduce our normal adoption fee to $15 plus a license! #adoptme #dogsonthetown #adoptable #DOTT #ToledoMe #explorethe419
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On December 13th, 1985, Tammy Chambers joined the team at Bittersweet Farms. Since then, Tammy has served Bittersweet's mission in several roles, from direct support to animal care to human resources to her current role as our Quality of Life Specialist. 💚

Tammy has been a central part of our Farm family for 35 of our 37 years. She has "grown up" (in her words) alongside our participants, kept the early vision and history of Bittersweet ever before us, and mentored countless other team members over the years. 😍

Since tomorrow is her 35th work anniversary, would you join us in celebrating this milestone and thanking Tammy for her dedication to Bittersweet, our participants, and our mission? 🎊

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🎵🎶 I love you. I love you.
Three words that are divine.
And now, my dear, I’m waitin’ to hear
The words that will make you mine.🎶🎵

Our very own blue eyed crooner, Sinatra, is waiting for you to say those three little words to him “You are adopted” 💙

Nothing would make his heart happier then having a home for the holidays. Want to make Sinatra’s dream come true? Just visit our website, https://lucascountydogs.com/foster-program/, and fill out the online application. One of our clerks will then give you a call to set up a time to come down to the shelter. #adoptme #opttoadopt #adoptabull #lucascountydogs #lc4dogs #ToledoMe #toledocitydogs #franksinatra #olblueeyes #startastoryadopt #fosterme
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Happy Sunday! Did you “catch” little Minnow on 13abc this morning in his tiny bow tie?

Minnow is about 4-4.5 month old and is SUCH a cool cat! He was brought to us after having been found with a fish hook caught in his mouth. The hook was removed and fortunately caused no damage.

Minnow is a talker, and always has a lot to say! He gets along marvelously with all other cats, both big and small, and seems to tolerate dogs. He absolutely loves to play and is always the first to pounce on a toy or string. There are guaranteed laughs with Minnow in the house!

Today starts our Un-purr-ecedented Adoption Special, to help make things a little brighter during these unprecedented times.

Today through December 19th all cat and kitten adoption fees will only be $20.20 plus you'll get a free face mask! Each day of the special, we will be introducing you to a furry friend via Facebook live or a post for a virtual "adoption event".

These are uncertain times, but one thing is certain and that's that you will fall in love with one of our adoptable felines. To view all of our adoptables and fill out an adoption application check out humaneohio.org. Since most of our kitties are in foster homes, once you have filled out an application we will contact you for a meet and greet!

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Man oh man is the @redbirdartsdistrict in good ol' Downtown Sylvania, Ohio looking like a scene from a Hallmark movie right now?!!!!! We seriously cannot be anymore proud of @sylvaniachamber for putting this gorgeous scene all together!!!!!
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Holiday Pic 2019➡️2020

Last year we took chip to @tdbperrysburg for his first picture with Santa. He was over joyed with all the puppies in the store.

This whole year has been different. We may not be able to do the same things we have in the past but nothing beats a season of holiday cheer. The lights, the songs and of course the hot cocoa; which the hot cocoa bombs are awesome.

Even though things are different I hope you have still found glimmers of the holiday wonder. Comment below your favorite holiday tradition. 👇 #ToledoMe
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Let's take an "Elfie" 🎄 Are you team Elf On The Shelf?

Comment yes or no below!

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Check out the incredible view of One SeaGate from Promenade Park in @downtowntoledo!!!!! @promedicahealth, we see you!!!!!
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Whitehouse: We have been blown away by how this challenging year has unearthed new talents, interests, and passions in our participants. 💚 Robbie, who typically works in Horticulture when Day Program is open, recently created this gorgeous melted crayon art at home! 🖍 His DSP remarked, "we think we found a hidden talent," and Robbie's smile says even more than that...we think he discovered a newfound joy! 🥰⁠

P.S.- Interested in reading more stories about how our participants have learned and grown in unexpected ways this year? 😍 Check out our annual newsletter 👉 link in bio!⁠





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@detroit.rad has captured such a tremendous shot of @downtowntoledo and we couldn't be anymore proud of this gifted photographer!!!!! Great Work!!!!!
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Did you engage with Momentum virtual or discoverable activities this year? We'd love to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to fill out our short survey– link in bio.

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Join us in congratulating The Arts Commission's staff members who received "20 Under 40" nominations this year: Lindsay Akens (Creative Placemaking Manager), Natalie Gray (Youth Services Manager), and Natalie Tranelli-Jacobs (Art Loop Manager). You can tune into the virtual recognition program tonight at 7PM! ⠀

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It's getting too cold to sit on the patio, but who wants to spend hours to plan, prep, and clean-up? With Super Suppers Take n' Bake Meals, eating at home as never been easier!

Order online and pick-up the same day or buy a bunch and we'll deliver them to you in the Toledo area! supersuppers.com or visit our Perrysburg location.

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