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Published 2 hours ago
Living in the past
BY PATRICK O'GARA BLADE COLUMNIST
“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there” — the opening sentence of The Go Between by L.P. Hartley. I’m not likely to start any of my columns any better, so I swiped it. …

Published 2 hours ago
A role in 'The Nutcracker'
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
The “Nutty” season is over for the Toledo Ballet. So it’s time for Mari Davies and her staff and dancers to settle down for a long winter’s nap, right? Not exactly. The Big One’s coming. …

Updated 19 hours ago
Reader questions sports coverage
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Is The Blade sexist when it comes to sports coverage?

Updated 19 hours ago
Slow Food group to host Soup Supper
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
Slow Food Maumee Valley invites members and friends to its annual Soup Supper as a way to share warmth and friendship in the heart of winter, and to recover from the holiday excess with a simple and nourishing meal. …

12/28/2014 12:00 AM
Legendary ‘kissing plant’ also has a dark side
BY KELLY HEIDBREDER GARDENING COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
St. Nick has left his stash and is back at the North Pole. And the clock is ticking closer to the new year. This is the “tween” season. There is one holiday decoration that can bridge the seasons with a simple kiss — mistletoe. …

12/27/2014 12:00 AM
Happy expectations for 2015
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
’Twas the weekend after Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Everyone was beat. …

12/26/2014 12:00 AM
Conservation a prime objective
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
ROYAL OAK, Mich. — By virtually every measure, Ron Kagan has been one of the most successful directors of the Detroit Zoo since the park opened nearly a century ago. …

12/26/2014 12:00 AM
Feeding the hungry always in season
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
The Biblical passage is very simple and straightforward. There is no need to call on scriptural scholars for an interpretation or an explanation. …

12/26/2014 12:00 AM
GOP presidential race comes into focus
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Jeb Bush’s plunge into presidential waters — few politicians “actively explore” a White House run without knowing where those explorations will lead — ends some uncertainties about the 2016 campaign and creates others. …

12/25/2014 12:00 AM
The festival of light, birth
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
The little baby in the makeshift crib, the young couple with no money and not much clue, the barn and the animals — you’ve got to admit, it’s an interesting view of the kingdom of God. …