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Team Of Women Transforming Restaurant Into Nature’s Nursery

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — When it comes to caring for the 3,700 injured and orphaned wildlife that arrive at Nature’s Nursery every year, it’s typically women doing the nurturing.  So it was no surprise to executive director Allison Schroeder when the architecture, engineering and construction firms working on the new …

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Toledo Nonprofit Continues To Support Ukraine

BY KRISTI FISH | MIRROR REPORTER — After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, dynamics around the world have changed and assistance to the region is still needed. For Alona Matchenko, co-founder of Toledo Helps Ukraine (THU), it has meant a great deal to her to help fellow Ukrainians during this time. …

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Genesis Village Crochets Comfort For NICU Patients

BY KRISTI FISH | MIRROR REPORTER — Residents at Genesis Village on Reynolds Road dedicated much of their time in May to a project benefiting premature babies at ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital. Women in the knitting and crochet club created octopuses for the tiny patients in the neonatal intensive care …

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The Andersons Team Aids Blessings In Disguise Nonprofit

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Shower benches, raised toilet seats and travel wheelchairs are necessities for those with medical conditions that limit mobility, but most insurance companies don’t cover the cost. Blessings in Disguise, a nonprofit founded by Maumee resident John Sayre, is there to help – with assistance from some …

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Youth Talents On Display During Lucas County Fair

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Blueberry, Coconut, Lemon and Mango are among the dozens of sheep bleating in the barn at the Lucas County Fairgrounds this week as they await their turn in the arena. The fruitfully named sheep belong to 11-year-old Joe Ryan, a member of the Monclova Plowboys 4-H …

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Author Merrill Rainey Encourages Interactive Storytelling

BY KRISTI FISH | MIRROR REPORTER — When Merrill Rainey enrolled at Kent State University, his faculty advisor asked him a simple question: “Do you want to be an illustrator or a fine artist?” When he couldn’t answer, he was sent down to the senior show in the art building. Fifteen minutes …

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Waterville UMC Pastor Loves God, People, Community

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Rev. Teresa Wenrick finds joy everywhere – in God, people, community and even the fact that Waterville United Meth-odist Church is located at the end of Pray Boulevard. “I know it’s named after Waterville’s founder, John Pray, but to me it’s divine intervention that 28 years …

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Blush Aesthetics To Collect Clothes For Local Nonprofit

BY KRISTI FISH | MIRROR REPORTER — A local business and nonprofit organization have partnered to bring professional clothing and accessories to those who need them most. Blush Aesthetics of Perrysburg and The Collective will collect professional clothing, shoes, purses and various accessories at Blush, 7015 Lighthouse Way, Ste. 300, from Tuesday, …

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