Series

Suburban Comforts

The weather had been hot for the last four days. Sun-blistering heat had hit the Midwest without warning, averaging a ruthless 104 degrees Fahrenheit....

Memoirs of a Toledo Childhood: Paper Deliveries

Every day after school I would ride my bike to the Blade station at Carlton and Spencer Street. I learned the art of pitching...

Finding a Midstory in Environmental Crisis: The Toledo Plastics Project

Everyone now knows that there is an island of plastic sitting in the middle of the ocean, and, most recently, that companies like Starbucks...

Memoirs of a Toledo Childhood: “Someday I Will Own It”

In 1977, I bought my dream house at 2210 Robinwood Avenue in the Historic Old West End. I first spotted this home when I...

(Re)claiming Toledo Legacies: SSOE and Post-Industry Innovation

The Toledo we know today was made in industry and manufacturing; WWII and the subsequent economic boom made Midwestern city centers the iconic American...

Swamp Is Our Truth: Reconciliation in an Imagined Future

Over 150 years ago, a mere 26 years after the the city of Toledo was founded in 1833, settlers began to drain the Great...

Handmade Toledo

Today’s Makers Mart at Handmade Toledo was PACKED with artisans and craftsmen of all types. It’s the perfect mingling of art and utility right...

The Toledo Farmers’ Market — From Swamp to Farm

The number of farmers’ markets in the U.S. has more than quadrupled in the past twenty years, following the urban move toward fresh, locally-sourced,...

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