There's always something to do in Toledo, even in January. Now is a great time to stop by locally owned restaurants, relax to cool tunes, or take a boating class.
Manhattan's Restaurant celebrated its 10th anniversary Jan. 10 in downtown Toledo with half-price drinks, bar appetizers, and pizza along with birthday cake and prizes. The Quick Trio with Rachel Richardson played in the background as people talked.
"I'm humbled and very grateful for the support of all of our family, friends, and customers. This has been hands-down, no contest, the most challenging, difficult decade of my life... but most rewarding. Here's to the next 10 years. May we continue to be blessed with family and with success!" said Zach Lahey, general manager.
The Toledo Sail and Power Squadron's Change of Watch and 75th anniversary celebration was Jan. 13 at Carranor Hunt and Polo Club. The local squadron is part of the United States Power Squadron. It provides classes in boating safety and navigation and many classes are already under way in anticipation of the upcoming boating season.
Founded and chartered in 1938, the squadron has taught public safe boating and advanced courses for 75 years and has provided vessel safety checks. As a fraternal organization, it excels in sociability and friendliness. This year's commander is Felicia Evans, who is the wife of Nelson D. Evans, mayor of Perrysburg.
For information go to www.usps.org or 419-874-8911.
Many area physicians gathered at the Premier for The Academy of Medicine of Toledo and Lucas County annual meeting Jan. 10. Guest speaker was Dr. Jeremy A. Lazarus the 167th president of the American Medical Academy. Born in Chicago, the board-certified psychiatrist is in private practice in Denver. He spoke about the uninsured, affordable health care, and the AMA initiatives for improving health-care outcomes.
Dr. Steven J. Rubin was installed as Academy president for 2013. The election results also included: president-elect Dr. Charles L. Filipiak, vice president Dr. Henry H. Naddaf, secretary Dr. Mournir B. Elkhatib, and councilors Dr. Ian S. Elliot, Dr. Gregory C. Kasper, Dr. Bradley J. Morse, Dr. Mazin S. Salem, Dr. Thomas A. Schwann, and Dr. Gretchen E. Tietjen.
Jazz on the Maumee, presented by the Art Tatum Jazz Society, is every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Plaza Hotel on Summit St.
Admission is $15, $10 for members, and $5 for students, and there is complimentary valet parking along with a grazing buffet. For those so inclined, there are specially priced drinks.