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At Metzgers, we believe in supporting our community and others. News is generally depressing, and no one wants that.

We want to share any news or stories we come across about people doing good for each other or about the good things in our community.

The news and information we share here will not be about us, but about the things making a difference in our world and the kinds of stories you can enjoy a cup of coffee to.

Metzgers Sponsors, Participates in 14th Annual Partners in Education Dragon Boat Summer Learning Festival

IMG 6737Metzgers is big on giving back – it's a calling Joe instilled in all of us long ago. We donate to and participate in a variety of charity events throughout the year, and this year we participated in the Partners in Education Dragon Boat Festival for the first time on June 20, 2015.

"This was a fun way for us to give back to our community," said John Metzger. "The Partners in Education team is a small one, but they put on this huge event to promote the importance of summer learning programs, and it was exciting to be a part of it," he continued.

Racing a dragon boat requires a lot of teamwork. There are 20 rowers in the boat, as well as a drummer and a steersman. The drummer controls the tempo of the race by beating out a rhythm on the drum. Every rower has to stay in sync with that rhythm to move the boat quickly and efficiently. And the steersman ensures the boat maintains the straightest course from the start of the race to the finish line.

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The Joy of Cookies

(Article and images originally published on the Toledo Blade site - Original Post)

By Daniel Neman
Blade Food Editor

Almondina founder Yuval Zaliouk with his almond biscuits during production at the YZ Enterprises, Inc. cookie factory in Maumee.TOLEDO, OH - February 21, 2012 - The cookie itself resembles a thin biscotti, though perhaps with more almonds. The story of how it came to be made spans a century, beginning in what was then called Palestine, weaving a musical route through Europe -- with a stop in England for love -- and then winding up in Maumee after a long interlude with the Toledo Symphony.

At the beginning of the story is Dina Nathanson, a French-trained chef who lived in Haifa in what is now Israel. More than 80 years ago, she developed a recipe for what she called petit gateau sec, which is French for "little dried cakes." They were an instant hit with her family, friends, and neighbors.

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Toledo Mud Hens Renew Detroit Tigers Affiliation

(Article and images originally published on the Toledo Mud Hens site - Original Post)

Team Picture of the Toledo Mud Hens.TOLEDO, OH - November 1, 2011 - The Toledo Mud Hens and Detroit Tigers today announced a four-year working relationship through the 2016 season. This extends the affiliation between these two historic franchises that began in 1987.

The Toledo Mud Hens recently completed their 10th season at downtown Toledo's Fifth Third Field with a 67-77 record. Since moving downtown, the Hens have made the post-season four times (2002, 2005, 2006, and 2007) and have won the International League's Governors' Cup twice (2005 & 2006).

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Huntington Center continues to draw patrons, A-level shows

(Article and images originally published on the Toledo Blade's site - Original Post - By Rod Lockwood - Blade Staff Writer)

TOLEDO, OH - October 4, 2011 - It's safe to say that there will be no terrible 2s for the Huntington Center, downtown Toledo's showcase arena for concerts, hockey, and family entertainment.

As the arena reaches the 2-year-old mark this month, other than a few complaints about the seats being too close together and small for larger-sized people, the arena has been an inarguable success story. It regularly draws acts that previously treated the city like a convenient place to fly over and has attracted positive national attention in the concert industry.

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Mud Hens Entertain 549,438 in 2011!

(Article and images originally published on the Toledo Mud Hens site - Original Post)

Picture of a young fan attending a Mud Hens game at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo.

TOLEDO, OH - September 6, 2011 - The boys of summer closed the book on another memorable summer at Fifth Third Field on Monday, Sept 5. The Hens finished the 2011 season with an attendance of 549,438 and have attracted 5,576,977 fans in the first 10 seasons at Fifth Third Field!

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs

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