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Updated 9 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 …

Published 10 hours ago
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. …

Updated 13 hours ago
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.” …

Updated 23 hours ago
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. …

4/20/2014 12:40 AM
A winning day in Boston
BY VICTORIA DUGGER BLADE STAFF WRITER
BOSTON — Finally, the day arrived. After witnessing from afar the twin bombings that shook this city and the running world to its foundation, I was in Boston on Saturday to pick up my race number for the 118th Boston Marathon. …