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Around Town: 4-24
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
A ROARING good time was the Great Gatsby Gala presented by Mercy St. Charles Hospital to benefit the East Toledo Family Center. Strolling past a 1928 Ford Convertible, owned by Cookie Fearer, were nearly 275 party-goers in their finest '20s attire: long pearl necklaces, flapper dresses, and fedoras. The 17th annual event April 5 at St. Michael's Center in …

Updated 23 hours ago
Ready, set, roses
BY KELLY HEIDBREDER GARDENING COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
The weather is getting nicer and it is time to take the winter coat off of your rose bushes. Pull off those winter rose cones when you see the forsythia blooming and get the pruners ready when you see the daffodils sprouting. We have to take care of the roses that are already in our landscape and we can even …

4/23/2014 12:00 AM
Golf classic adds 2 stars in Wie, Petty
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
OBJECTRichard Petty at a golf tournament? Well, yes, if you’re talking about the 2014 Marathon Classic at Highland Meadows. …

4/22/2014 12:00 AM
Kaplan makes closing arguments for law
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
“All these interesting characters you find to write about in Toledo. ... It makes me want to meet them.” …

4/22/2014 12:00 AM
The run of a lifetime in Boston
BY VICTORIA DUGGER BLADE STAFF WRITER
BOSTON — And just like that, 18 weeks of hard work and dedication culminated with the crossing of a Boston Marathon finish line and a medal around the neck. It might seem like a simple wrapping up, but the journey that carried me 26.2 miles involved much more than mere distance. …

4/22/2014 12:00 AM
Cabela’s events tap into region’s walleye wonders
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
Anglers are hitting the water hard as two different circuits competing under the Cabela’s banner are working the Detroit River and Western Lake Erie on successive weekends. …

4/22/2014 12:00 AM
Having stout determination in the kitchen
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
Because I’m The Blade’s food editor there is a presumption that I am an expert cook. …

4/21/2014 12:00 AM
Route all downhill from start
BY VICTORIA DUGGER BLADE STAFF WRITER
BOSTON — The day before any race brings its own set of anxieties. I’m a firm believer that preparation is the key to staving off the majority of the butterflies that can dive-bomb the stomach. To prepare for this course, we took a bus tour Sunday to trace the Hopkinton-to-Boston route. …

4/21/2014 12:32 AM
Toledo golf scene to lose top pro
DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
Monday morning musings, reflecting on a beautiful Easter and whether we’ve finally escaped that vortex thing: …

4/21/2014 12:00 AM
Learning German in a choir robe
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
A little more than a year ago, I played the harmonica with the Toledo Symphony on amateur night. It was a chance for nonprofessional musicians to sit alongside Symphony pros for an evening of great music at the Peristyle. …