Sophia Yakumithis

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Meeting Frans Hals in Toledo: A Dutch Family Reunion

As we strolled about the museum this past weekend, pausing at length before a pieced-together painting of an unusually happy family, the Midstory team noticed a small, slightly disheveled...

Living La Vie en Rose at Boyd’s Retro Candy

A few years ago, I heard a rumor about the city deciding to bring in public opinion before it embarked on a project to repaint the faded, light blue...

Maker’s Mart & the “Made in Toledo” Legacy

In the late 19th century, Libbey Glass established itself as industrial pioneer on the Midway Plaisance of Chicago’s Columbian Exposition after unveiling a grand pavilion which featured glassblowing and...

Becoming Michael’s, from Ellis Island to Toledo

When I was in third grade, I remember my parents being asked at a parent-teacher conference why I always talked about “hanging out at the bar.” On the one...

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