New Kids August 2021

Boys and Girls Club & First Tee to open new youth center

First Tee of Lake Erie and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo are partnering to build a new 15,000 square foot youth center on Hill Ave., between Richards and Reynolds. The Dattilo Youth Leadership Center, which began construction last year, will open this fall. First Tee, a national non-profit which aims to inspire children while teaching them the game of golf, also will serve as the home base for the Schoenrock Family Boys & Girls Club, with classrooms, a gym, game rooms and a full driving range. For more information, visit

Downtown Sylvania gets Grumpy

Turn that frown upside down! Toledo dining favorite Grumpy’s Food and Drink has opened at 5629 Main St. in Sylvania, the site of the former Executive Diner. Featuring classic Grumpy’s favorites like the Garbage Salad, the Grilled Chicken Deluxe Sandwich, Grumpy’s signature breakfast and more, the menu will put a smile on most any face. Grumpy’s has announced that a third location will soon open in Bowling Green.

A new tutoring business hits Toledo

Mindy Hazuda, the owner of Academic Foundations, has 19 years of experience in special education and is now offering both in-person and virtual tutoring sessions.

She specializes in teaching phonemic awareness, phonics, sight words, reading fluency, reading comprehension, math calculation, math problem solving and written expression. She also specializes in K-6 Language Arts and Math. Academic Foundations.

Free summer sports camp

Western Toledo Preparatory Academy is a new, tuition-free, K-7 public charter school with a goal to develop new student athletes. Toledo native Kechan Johnson, the school’s principal, a former professional athlete, intends for students to build on their athleticism and competitive spirit while still focusing on academic pursuits. Western Toledo Preparatory Academy. 61455 Hill Ave. 419-697-1518.

Mary Poppins makes her way to Toledo

This summer, the Glass City welcomes a new daycare facility named after a most famous British nanny. Mary Poppins Daycare & Nanny Services offers structured routines for children aged six weeks to twelve years old, but with a comfortable home-like environment. With a mission to help kids develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially by engaging their curiosity in the world around them, qualifying parents can take advantage of their at-home nanny services, if preferred over daycare. Call or visit their website to learn more about this addition to Toledo’s childcare community. Mary Poppins Daycare & Nanny Services. 5702 W. Alexis Ave., Sylvania.