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MVHFH holds Playhouse Project Blitz Build at Fifth Third Field

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Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity is holding its Playhouse Project Blitz Build at Fifth Third Field on Thursday.

MVHFH says 21 different volunteer teams come together to build 30 custom playhouses designed for 30 local families.

The following is the schedule for the June 6 build:

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Northwest Ohio beauty school to offer cancer patients, survivors free services during event

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Paul Mitchell The School Toledo offering a selection of free services to cancer patients and survivors for Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day.

The beauty school, which is located on Monroe Street in Sylvania, will offer free haircuts, washes, styles and manicures for people fighting cancer.

Lindsay Ramm, an admissions advisor for Paul Mitchell School, shares what it means for the beauticians who serve the survivors.

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58 new citizens take oath at Toledo Zoo

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Beyond the new baby elephant, Kirkja, other new happenings were afoot at the Toledo Zoo, where 58 new American citizens from 33 different countries were naturalized on Tuesday before noon.

“Every corner of the globe” was represented according to United States District Court Judge Darrell A. Clay, who presided over the ceremony, which he proudly boasted contained individuals from North and South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, and Oceania.

Bob Vasquez, the liaison and chief advisor to the CEO of the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium, welcomed the new citizens and shared his family’s story of how his grandparents came to the United States from Mexico.

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How to sign up for the 2024 Toledo Library summer reading program

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The Toledo Library is holding its 100th summer reading program, a season-long event that encourages community members of all ages to continue reading during the summer months. Here’s how to sign up for the program, and a look at which prizes the library is offering this year.

The program, which launched June 1, lasts until Aug. 3. Between that time, readers should track how many days out of 30 they have read. At various points during the program, participants can turn in their form in exchange for prizes.

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Spray Finishing Workshop in Toledo

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Carlisle Fluid Technologies (Binks, DeVilbiss, Ransburg, MS, BGK) and Owens Community College have partnered to present a Spray Finishing Technology Workshop. This three-day intensive training program will be held from November 6-8, 2024, in Toledo, Ohio. Classes run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily and include classroom and hands-on sessions.

Attendees should be involved with industrial, contractor, or maintenance spray finishing applications, or in spray equipment sales and distribution. The workshop topics include:

Equipment types and selection: Understanding the various types of spray finishing equipment and how to choose the right one for specific applications.

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Fourth of July celebrations: Where and when you can watch fireworks in northwest Ohio

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Looking for the perfect spot to enjoy fireworks this summer? If you don’t already have plans, WTOL 11 is here to help.

Whether you’re looking for a grand celebration or one that’s more lowkey, there’s something for everyone. Feast your eyes on fireworks displays, grab a bite to eat and enjoy time with the family with festivities from throughout the region leading up to Independence Day and beyond.

Check out the list below and stay tuned if your favorite spot isn’t listed yet. More shows will be added as they are announced.

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City of Toledo announces opening of Ottawa Park Roller Rink

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The City of Toledo has announced the Ottawa Park Roller Rink has opened for the summer season.

According to the City, the roller rink, located at 2015 Parkside Drive, offers a variety of activities to keep the community active and entertained throughout the summer.

The outdoor rink will be open on:

Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Fridays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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Toledo history on display at 51st annual Old West End Festival

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The 51st Annual Old West End Festival is happening this weekend and organizers want northwest Ohio to know that they have something for everyone.

For more than half a century, the owners of some of Toledo’s oldest homes have opened their doors to the community.

And this year they are focusing on not only preserving history but revitalizing it as well.

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Memorial Day, Veterans Day and why it’s important to know the difference

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Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. But for some, especially kids, the meaning of the holiday can be confused with Veterans Day.

Memorial Day isn’t just about parades and having a day off, it’s about remembering those who gave their lives so we could freely live ours.

“You gotta remember the people that didn’t make it back are the ones that made the sacrifice,” said Robert Romstadt, a retired Army veteran.

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Days left to get tickets for Greater Toledo Home Giveaway

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There’s just a few days left to get your tickets for the Greater Toledo Home Giveaway.

The purchase of a $100 ticket is your opportunity to win a brand new Sylvania Township home valued at $650,000 all while helping local pediatric patients. Proceeds benefit kids at the ProMedica Russel J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital.

The last day to buy a ticket is May 31 and the drawing is scheduled for June 14. Tickets are available at the link here. You can have them mailed to you or you can choose to pick them up at Savage and Associates.

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