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Eclipse déjà vu? Why April 8 will be different than the 1994 eclipse

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If you’re at least 30 years old, this upcoming eclipse will be third you’ve experienced in the Toledo area in your lifetime. But this time around will be different, as it will be the first total solar eclipse here since 1806.

The most recent eclipse in 2017 was just a partial eclipse locally, a glancing blow. In 1994, an annular eclipse occurred which blocked most of the sunlight – but not completely. And after April 8, another total eclipse won’t happen again here until 2099.

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Toledo GROWs to host 20th annual Seed Swap

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Toledo GROWs is hosting its 20th annual Seed Swap this weekend.

The event will take place on Feb. 24 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Scott High School located at 2400 Collingwood Blvd. The event is free and open to the public.

According to organizers, at the event, attendees will receive free seeds and gardening information including watering tips, planting schedules, composting tips and more.

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City of Toledo planning for total solar eclipse tourism

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A historic total solar eclipse is soon approaching and a portion of northwest Ohio has prime viewing potential.

While the city of Toledo is not in center of the path of totality like part of our region, it will still experience the total solar eclipse.

That means people worldwide will be flocking to the Glass City and the surrounding areas to view the spectacle, and city of Toledo officials have been preparing for months for the possible uptick in tourism.

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Total solar eclipse: What cities will experience the longest time in totality?

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Fewer than 70 days are left until the total solar eclipse stripes the shadow of the moon directly across northern Ohio.

On April 8, a total solar eclipse will cast the shadow of the moon, commonly called the Umbra, on a narrow path across the Earth. The result will be the path of totality reaching many communities in northwest Ohio. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the sun.

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‘Not hallucinating:’ Hundreds of swans in Ohio field

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What a sight to see!

Swans…so many swans… in one field.

Pictures shared on social media by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources show a large flock of the large birds in a field just off State Route 2 near the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.

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Total solar eclipse 2024 guide

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Are you excited for the once-in-a-lifetime event coming April 8? Here’s our WTOL 11 complete guide for the total solar eclipse.

What is the total solar eclipse?

A total solar eclipse will cast the shadow of the moon on a narrow path across the Earth with the direct path of totality across northern Ohio. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the sun.

 

The brightest way to recycle Christmas lights and electronics in northwest Ohio

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Lights that are no longer needed can be dropped off at any GenoaBank location through Jan. 13, or year-round at AIM Ecycling on Opportunity Drive in Toledo.

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Dos and don’ts for recycling all that Christmas trash

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As the holiday season wraps up, households are left with piles of boxes, wrapping paper and decorations. But what do you do with all of this leftover stuff?

Recycling is the answer.

“Recycling is important this time of year,” says Adam Cassi, the executive director of Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful. “It’s estimated that waste in your household will increase about 25-45% during the holidays, and we want as much of that to go into the recycling as possible. We want people to follow good recycling habits when they’re at home.”

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Ohio state parks offer experience for 2024 solar eclipse

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The Buckeye State is in the path of totality for the next solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) wants to help give people the experience of a lifetime.

ODNR said camping spots are still available at multiple Ohio state parks that are in the solar eclipse’s path. Individuals can reserve their camping spot by visiting ReserveOhio.com.

“Our state parks provide a beautiful backdrop to all sorts of fun outdoor activities,” ODNR Director Mary Mertz said. “Our campers can get a great spot for the total eclipse along with some expert programming from our naturalists and fun activities all weekend long.”

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Toledo Botanical Garden wins first place for their whimsical creation

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TOLEDO, Ohio — A big honor for the staff at Toledo Botanical Garden this week.

Metroparks Toledo announced that a garden they created for the 2023 Landscape Design Challenge by All-America Selections was awarded a first place prize.

The competition asked participants to create a “whimsical garden.”

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