Saying goodbye isn’t easy

Written by Sam Watson. Posted in Blog

I’m sure many of you have seen the recent story about a beloved dog’s last day. And if you haven’t, you should.

The story is of Duke Roberts, a rescue dog who beat cancer (losing a leg in the process) only to have it return in full force. In this photo journal of him, the writer follows his last day as the family prepares to put him down.

Do you know how to read food labels?

Written by Sam Watson. Posted in Blog

When you read nutrition labels on your favorite foods, do you sometimes feel you’re reading a different language?

If you do, you are not alone! That’s why this Tuesday, July 15 at 1 p.m., there will be a Twitter chat based completely on the subject of food labels.

The chat is hosted by Everyday Health and Bonnie Taub-Dix, a registered dietician and columnist for Everyday Health. Together they will answer questions about what ingredients are good and bad, how to decipher the labels, and what it really means when foods are “organic,” “gluten-free,” “all-natural,” and “fortified.”

This sort of information is especially important for individuals with diabetes, Crohn’s disease, food allergies, and more. At HLN, we even have a segment in our paper written by professional meal planners who specialize in diets for individuals with diabetes.


Tired of trying to decipher food labels? Be a part of this discussion on Twitter, or consider contacting our own diabetic meal planners for help! Just email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Time for the fair!

Written by Sam Watson. Posted in Blog

For those of you that don’t know, the Lucas County fair is here!

From now until next Sunday, the fair will be open to the public each day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (9 p.m. on Sunday). The fairgrounds are located at 1406 Key St. in Maumee.

The fair offers fun for the whole family, including rides, great food, Toledo history, animals and more. The fair’s website offers an extensive list of each day’s activities at the fair. Be sure to check it out and attend the events you’re most interested in!

We mentioned in an article earlier this year how important it is that kids don’t sit around doing nothing over the summer. Aside from the great summer camps in the area, the fair is a great option for kids to both learn and play!

That is especially true today, because it’s Kid’s Day and there are activities for kids across the fairgrounds all day.

Tomorrow is Veteran’s and Senior Citizen’s Day, and veterans and their families will receive a free bean soup luncheon. Also tomorrow, admission will be free for everyone from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at any Anderson’s for $5 per person age 6 and up. At the gate, prices are $6 per person age 6 and up. Ride pass prices vary from $5 to $12 depending on the day and type of pass purchased. Parking is $3 per vehicle.


Hope to see you there!