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Paczki sale back on Lagrange Street

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    Volunteers Gary Rogolsky, left and rear, and Gloria Hardin, both residents of North Toledo, fulfilling custom orders during the annual paczki sale in 2016.

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    Parker Clifton, 11, and his father, Chris Clifton, of Temperance, Michigan, selecting paczkis and a Polish coffee cake in 2016.

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    Chili samples are lined up at the Red Hat Hotties of West Park Place booth at the Mobile Meals of Toledo Chili Cookoff in 2008.

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Parker Clifton, 11, and his father, Chris Clifton, of Temperance, Michigan, selecting paczkis and a Polish coffee cake in 2016.

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Paczki Day is coming on Feb. 13 and the ONE Village Council is ready: The annual Lagrange Street Paczki Sale will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, and 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday (or until they sell out).

Toledo’s historic Polish International Village is always a hub of activity, selling the pre-Lenten treats to raise funds for neighborhood projects and improvements. Flavors include apple, apricot, blueberry, chocolate, custard, lemon, and raspberry, as well as traditional prune-filled and plain.

Paczki cost $7 per half-dozen and $14 per dozen. Polish coffee cakes will also be sold for $12. For information, call 419-724-5640.

Help the disabled with a meal at CoreLife

From 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, dine at the new CoreLife Eatery, 1399 Conant St., Maumee, and help to raise funds for Sunshine Communities. At this soft opening, all money spent by customers will be donated to the organization, which provides support, services, and residential options to those who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

For more information, go to facebook.com/SunshineCommunities or call 419-865-0251.

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Chili samples are lined up at the Red Hat Hotties of West Park Place booth at the Mobile Meals of Toledo Chili Cookoff in 2008.

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Call for chili teams to benefit Mobile Meals

It’s almost time for the 26th annual Mobile Meals of Toledo Great Chili Cook-off, so the call is going out for teams to sign up. The festive fund-raiser will take place from 12 to 4 p.m. March 24 at the Stranahan Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd.

Teams compete in four categories: amateur, corporate, media, and restaurant. A team of area chefs and food specialists will judge the entries, and there is also the coveted People’s Choice Award voted on by attendees. Dei Fratelli, manufactured by the Hirzel Canning Co. and Farms of Northwood, is once again generously donating a variety of its tomato products for contestants to use in their chilis.

Proceeds will benefit Mobile Meals of Toledo, which provides nutritious meals to those who are home-bound and also distributes bags of healthy foods to at-risk children enrolled in its Weekender program.

The deadline to enter is March 1, and forms are available at mobilemeals.org. For more information, contact Carolyn Fox at 419-255-7806 or cfox@mobilemeals.org.

Restaurant Week Toledo is here again

Celebrate one of the area’s most delicious dining experiences at the Restaurant Week Toledo Kickoff from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Secor Building, 425 Jefferson Ave. This will be a sneak peek at the fabulous foods awaiting during Restaurant Week itself, being held Feb. 26 through March 4. The event is presented by Leadership Toledo and benefits programs for the city’s youths.

Fifteen of the 40 participating restaurants will serve samples: Balance Pan-Asian Grille, Barr’s Public House, BREW, Cocina de Carlos, Deet’s BBQ, The Flying Joe, Fowl and Fodder, Maddie and Bella Coffee Roasters, M’Osteria, Plat8, Registry Bistro, Rosie’s Italian Grille, Sidon Lebanese Grill and Bakery, SIP Coffee, and Ye Old Durty Bird. Beer and wine tastings will feature a commemorative Restaurant Week Toledo glass, and there will also be music and raffles.

For more information and to purchase tickets to the kick-off party (which cost $40 per person), go to restaurantweektoledo.com.

Contact Mary Bilyeu at mbilyeu@theblade.com, and follow her at facebook.com/​thebladefoodpage, bladefoodpage on Instagram, or @BladeFoodPage on Twitter.

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