New Kids on the Block—July 2018

Welcome, Aashish

You’ll notice a new resident at the Toledo Zoo this summer. Aashish, a three and a half-year-old male Indian rhinoceros, recently arrived in Toledo from his birth place, The Wilds of Cumberland, Ohio. “We are thrilled to have a rhinoceros back at the zoo,” said Michael Frushour, the zoo’s curator of mammals. “The addition of Aashish is quite exciting, as he is much younger and more active than our previous rhinos. We are looking forward to him utilizing the moat and guests having a much more intimate experience with this massive creature.” Indian rhinos are on the list of threatened species with a wild population of less than 3,000. Welcome, Aashish!

Tricycle Treats

When you’re in downtown Toledo, keep your eye out this summer for the Pop Cycle Peddler, an old-fashioned ice cream tricycle selling novelty ice cream treats and frozen organic dog treats. Business owner Stephanie Souza’s goal is to bring some of the simplicity of the past back to Toledo. The Pop Cycle Peddler is available for birthday parties, weddings, family gatherings and other events. Five percent of her sales each month will be donated to different non profit organizations that support the Toledo community.

Look for the Pop Cycle Peddler during Downtown summer activities including MudHen games and summer concerts, as well as in Point Place and various Metroparks.

New Head of School

There will be a new head of school when classes resume at Emmanuel Christian School in the fall. Kevin Hofer, who was appointed in June to the role, has worked in school administration for more than two decades, serving as elementary principal, secondary principal, and head of school. Additionally, he has taught social sciences, math, and Bible classes, and has coached middle and high school sports teams.