Dear Kid Rock, Please Grant Dan’s Birthday Wish #BawitaBirthday

Meet Dan McGurk.

Screen Shot 2014-08-20 at 6.31.46 AMDan is a Toledoan, who was born with Down Syndrome.  Dan will turn 30 years-old on October 27th and he wants to celebrate his special day with his favorite person, Mr. Kid Rock. Read more ›

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The #GlassChallenge

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

Following the success and social media domination of the ALS #BucketChallenge which has raised amazing awareness to Lou Gehrig’s Disease..

I would like to propose a New Challenge for Toledoans and residents of Northwest Ohio:

Photo Courtesy of the Toledo Blade

Photo Courtesy of the Toledo Blade

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Baumhower: Selfish vs Exhausted


Written By: Jeremy Baumhower

I will admit that hearing, seeing, and reading the word “suicide” as many times as I have this week, has put me in a funk.

It’s depressing to hear about depression and suicide with the frequency of conversations this week. The worst part is the amount of news stories doesn’t seem to be fading away, even  three days after the fact.   The last time the nation mourned as a whole, may have been with the death of Princess Di.  That time we could blame the paparazzi.  This time we can only blame depression. Read more ›

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Toledo Serves as Backdrop for Princess Music Video #ToledoIsBeautiful


So Proud that this video came from a family of one Sylvania Community Arts Commission’s Shorties U students.

Awesome job Meghan and to her family!

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The Unforgettable Twelve

Written by: Kayla Sykes

Today was a hard day for me. I had a series of bad luck, and I was drenched from the downfall while carrying boxes piled high on my pinterest inspired storage bins. I was admiring the eerie silence of an elementary school emptied by the summer; and beginning to think of ideas for the upcoming fall. Deep in thought over where I will put my things, I heard the familiar sound of brand new tennis shoes running down a hallway, with the words “Ms. Sykes” echoing in every step. I was charged with the biggest hug I’ve ever had from a 9 year old girl.

Mid squeeze she finally let go of her thoughts. “I’m running the color run next weekend with my sister! Just like you and Ellie did! And my mom already told me I could join again this fall!”

Some of those boxes I was hauling into school on this rainy day were things I have made over the summer for her, and for the rest of my team. My Girls on the Run team.

A crucial part of life is change. Sometimes it is hard and uncomfortable, and sometimes you have to work really hard to get halfway to where you really want to be. There are also unforeseen moments in life. The really good unforeseen life changing moments are called blessings. Mine happened in the summer of 2013.

Jeremy Baumhower shared this video:

I was in tears. What is Girls on the Run? I hate running, but I want that. I want that video to be my daughter’s life. A few weeks later I was speaking with a friend of mine, a friend who is on the board of the Girls on the Run of Northwest Ohio committee and the email simply said

“Want to coach at Frank in the spring?????” Read more ›

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And Then…God Made Me Pee My Pants

Written by: Amanda Albers


Some of you may have seen this delightful picture I posted yesterday of my two-year-old helping me make spaghetti and meatballs. So cute, right? This is the same toddler who over the previous four hours had gone from fully potty trained to finding a different area of the house to pee in/on.

Potty training her was easier than I had ever thought it would be. Read more ›

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When Dealing with Suicides; the Not-Knowing of ‘How’ is Acceptable #RIPRobinWilliams

Written By: Jeremy Baumhower


As America is still reeling after hearing the news of Robin Williams’ suicide, I am as saddened by society’s desire of needing-to-know how he went. Read more ›

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Top 7 Movies with Robin Williams on Netflix

As we mourn the loss of Comedic Icon Robin Williams, let us celebrate his movies that are available with a touch of a button on Netflix

Here our Top 7 films starring Robin Williams that are available this very moment on Netflix

7) The Big Wedding:

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