All posts by Erin Marsh

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

While ordering holiday presents online certainly saves time, toys purchased over the internet lack the charm and durability of handmade gifts. Holiday shopping locally provides an opportunity to support Toledo-area small businesses. Here is a list of one-of-a-kind items from local businesses to help with your shopping selections.

Letter from the Editor: Highs and Lows of the Holidays

The holiday season can be tricky. Spending time with family can be fantastic, but if anyone knows how to push buttons, it’s those near and dear to us. Holidays are also the time we reflect on, and miss, the loved ones who are no longer with us to celebrate the joy of the season.

Zepf Center Offers “Problem Gambling Program”

Gambling has become a socially accepted activity, and while most people can enjoy gambling as a form of entertainment and understand there is rarely financial gain, others face unintended issues from gambling. The loss of money is generally the first identified problem, but other hurdles that may arise include relationship issues, health concerns, depression, anxiety

Jay “Rinsen” Weik Dubbed Roshi, Zen Master

Jay Rinsen Weik received Dharma transmission from Myoun Roshi at Inka Shomei last month, when he was officially bestowed with the title of Zen Master. With less than 100 in North America, “Roshi” means “old teacher” or “old master” in Japanese, the term is reserved for individuals who have completed the entire koan curriculum. Buddhisttempleoftoledo.com

Preschool Playtime at Maumee Valley

Maumee Valley is currently accepting enrollment of children aged 18 months to 3 years for its Preschool Playtime program, taught by members of the Early Learning Center faculty. Meeting once a week, the program will focus on teaching both children and their parents about parts of their child’s development, from language and literacy to social