–by Mayor Craig Stough


Fall and holiday events planned
Sylvania is always a wonderful place to be in the fall and during the holiday season and 2018 looks like another great year for our community. Here are some of the many community events already being planned for our residents to enjoy and participate in, and to welcome visitors to Sylvania:

Friday, Oct. 5 – First Friday Art Walk (5 to 8 p.m.)
Downtown Sylvania.

Saturday, Oct. 13 – 7th Annual Safety Festival (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at the Sylvania Fire Station #4 (8210 Sylvania Ave.) – Free Food – Family Fun – Safety Minded. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. will be for special needs families only. General public from 12 to 2 p.m. For more information call 419-882-7676.

Tuesday, Oct. 16 – Sylvania Community Action Team Walk of Light (7 p.m.) in Southview Mel Nusbaum Stadium. Call SCAT at 419-824-8588 for more information.

Wednesday, Oct. 17 – Sylvania Area Family Services Ray of Hope Awards (6 p.m.) at The Pinnacle. For more information call 419-882-8415.


Sunday, Oct. 21 – Fall Festival & Parade (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) in Downtown Sylvania. Rain Date is Oct. 28.
Parade begins at 12:45 p.m.
Dino Dash at Sylvania Fall Festival on Main Street from Monroe to Maplewood (1 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.)
For more information call the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce at 419-882-2135.

Sunday, Oct. 28 – Racing for Recovery (7 to 11 a.m.) at Lourdes University. 17th Annual 5K/10K Run/Walk. Registration opens at 7 a.m. with race at 9 a.m. For more information visit racingforrecovery.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 31 – city of Sylvania Trick-or-Treat (6 to 7:30 p.m.)

Friday, Nov. 2 – First Friday Art Walk (5 to 8 p.m.) Downtown Sylvania.

Sunday, Nov. 11 – Toledo Memorial Park WWI Dedication (9 to 10 a.m.) North side of park. Call TMP at 419-882-7151 for more information.

Friday, Dec. 7 – First Friday Art Walk (5 to 8 p.m.) Downtown Sylvania.

Friday, Dec. 7 thru Sunday, Dec. 9 – Miracle on Main Street (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

We welcome everyone to visit Sylvania for the upcoming fall and holiday seasons. Sylvania is a great place to be!

Another important date for city of Sylvania residents is the Fall Unlimited Refuse Collection scheduled for the week of Oct. 8 to Oct. 12. Visit cityofsylvania.com or call 419-885-8950 for more information