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2010 Miscellaneous Photos

Azteca Show with Grupo Azteca perform on New Years Eve, Dec. 31, 2010 to Jan. 1, 2011at the former Hot Peppers Lounge in downtown Toledo. Other reported venues include: La Familia at Sr. Toros, Marcial Trejo y Sus Conjunto Kings at SS. Peter & Paul Hall, and La Nueva Onda at Latins United.


La Prensa celebrates Navidad at El Camino Real Restaurant. ¡Feliz Navidad!

Next Week: World’s Largest Concert at Greenwood Elementary School on Nov. 22, 2010.


Adelante, Inc. celebrates Thanksgiving at Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center, Toledo, on November 18, 2010.

Happy Thanksgiving to All!

Perrysburg Heights Community Center fundraiser on Nov. 20, 2010 with Thanksgiving meals served by the Center by students from the Waite High School Spanish Club and attended by hundreds, including Jaime and María Molina.

Yvonne Ramos teaches Spanish to
preschoolers for
EOPA in downtown Toledo. Yvonne is an accomplished singer, starting
at 14-years of age, with her father
Rubén Ramos. Yvonne spent the weekend
in Los Angeles, singing for various record producers and promoters. Ms. Ramos sings
the National Anthem every year at Latino Scholarship Day with the Toledo Mud Hens.

David Flores encourages one and all to support Mexican Mutual Society by buying its fabulous tamales. In the photo, David is shown with his daughter at Labor Fest 2010.


ABOVE: Mr. & Mrs. Jesús Angel attending the University of Michigan’s Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán Concert on Nov. 5, 2010 at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor.

RIGHT: Uof M Law School alumnus Ray Arce with his son Armand and Ohio State Wrestling Champion Felipe Martínez on Nov. 6, 2010 at Zingerman’s Delicatessen.


Happy 8th Birthday Feliz Cumpleaños Zeke Kniffen
November 3
—Love from your family and friends

Grappler Felipe Martínez takes 4th in Super 32 Challenge
Oct. 30-31, 2010: Felipe Martínez—a junior at Clay High School—took fourth place at the premier Super 32 Challenge Wrestling Tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina. Out of a field of 120 championship high school wrestlers from across the nation, Felipe placed 4th, winning 6 matches and losing 2 in the 152-pound division. For winners, go to www.super32.com

Happy 1st Birthday Kayla Retholtz!
November 4th


Frances Angel and family attended Latino Night at the Toledo Museum of Art on Oct. 22, 2010, as TMA celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with folkloric dance, art, crafts for children, and music by DJ Tony Rios. The Latino art exhibit can be viewed through Nov. 28 at the TMA Community Galleries.


The Spanish Club of Waite High School with advisors Maria Morales and Josh Flores.
Dr. Mark Hugo López addressed the club and student body on October 18, 2010.
See article “Who Are We?” by Alan Abrams.

Oct. 12, 2010: Giselle López was named Whitmer High School’s Homecoming Queen last week. Ms. López is a senior and plans to attend college, majoring in business. She is in DECA, cheerleading, and gymnastics. Giselle is the daughter of Cynthia Villarreal-Garza and Pablo Garza Jr.


Castilleja/García Family Reunion, 10-10-10

Hermanas Gloria, Dora, Esther, Ruth, Olga, Rachel, and Lucy (née Castilleja) in attendance with
about 800 other pedestrians at “Meet Me at the Toledo Zoo” on Oct. 3, 2010, in a memory-walk in support
of the Alzheimer’s Association and the Toledo Zoo.

Sept 6, 2010, both Toledo and Lorain, Ohio celebrated Labor Day, with Vice President Joe Biden and Gov. Ted Strickland marching in Toledo's Labor Day Parade, and with Lorain County's Organized Labor Unions hosting its 16th Annual Labor Day Family Celebration at the Black River Landing.

Adelante, Inc.’s Andreanna Rivera-Pérez and Terrance Franklin greet students at ‘Back to School Meet’ at Hollingworth School on August 20, 2010.


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The Pecina Clan meets every two years and this year—its 6th—they met at Genoa Veterans Memorial Park in Genoa, Ohio. At its 6th, over 300 met on July 4, 2010. In 1950, Leopoldo Pecina, Sr. and his wife Refugia moved from Texas to Rocky Ridge, Ohio; they then moved to Woodville and finally to Genoa. They parented 12 children: Magdaleno, Andy, Esther, Robert, Lily, Frank, Marcos, Leo Jr., Rafaél, Cookie, Angelo, and Paul. Leo Sr. and sons often played conjunto music at Tejano gatherings—they were known as Trio Pecina.


Cierra Myers celebrates her Quinceañera
at Sacred Heart Church June 26, 2010

Reina Alicia Rosales
celebrated her Quinceañera on June 26, 2010, having Mass at St. Aloysius Church and a reception at the BG Jr. Fairgrounds in Bowling Green, Ohio. Reina is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Rosales and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Freddy Gutiérrez.  

Gilberto and Maria Elena Ramirez celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 25, 2010. They had a wonderful time surrounded by family and friends at Cambridge Place on Saturday, June 26, 2010. Thank you to all who joined in the joyous occasion. Hats off to Los Cuarto Vientos de Jimmy Bejerano for putting on a great show.
The Blade's Memorial Day Parade held in downtown Toledo on May 29, 2010 as U.S. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Mike Bell, Lulu Perales, others observe.

La Banda “Grupo Estello” of Bay City, Michigan performed on May 29, 2010, at Cookie Villarreal’s 60th birthday fiesta! Cookie is shown with her husband José. The party was at St. John’s Ukrainian Hall in Lorain. ¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Cookie!

Linda Alvarado and Louis Escobar at ABLE/LAWO/TBA’s Awards Gala on May 26th.

Fifth Third Bank’s eBus made the rounds in northwest Ohio from May 18 to May 28, 2010, including stops at Adelante, Inc., the Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center, and SS. Peter & Paul Church
, providing a variety of community services.

Over 45 people, for example, stopped by at Adelante, Inc., to visit the eBus and obtained information about homebuyer/refinancing, options and foreclosure prevention, learned about spending habits, and obtained free credit reports. Many received free health screeningsblood pressure, diabetes, body mass index & pulse ox!

According to Claudia Annoni, Adelante’s Programs and Services Director, “This was a great and successful event!”

In the photo, the eBus is next to SS. Peter & Paul Church.


La Prensa’s Ofelia Cruz
with Diana Reyes
at Club International in Detroit
on May 22, 2010.

Happy 3rd Birthday
Logan Retholtz!
May 27

Connie and Jesse Rodríguez
50 years of marriage
with family and friends
at the
Latins United/Latinos Unidos Hall
in Toledo.

Women of Color to host Women's Event for McGee Brown
Yvonne Harper, Laneta Goings, Wanda Brown, Doni Miller, Clara L. Petty, Lourdes Santiago, Liz Florney, Margarita De León, and Robin Stone meet to discuss plans for a special reception for Yvette McGee Brown. McGee Brown is running for Leiutenant Governor and would be the first African-American female to hold that post should she win. The event takes place at the Ramada Inn on Secor on May 25, 2010, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event is hosted by Toledo area women of color inviting all women to support McGee Brown.


Toledo: Gabe Ng of Computer Discount meets participants from the May 14 , 2010 performance of Shen Yun, including: Chia-Chi Lin (Conductor), Guimin Guan (Tenor), and Alina Wang (Principal Dancer). The Chinese Classical dance troupe is based in New York and spreads the word about Chinese culture and repression by the Chinese government. See related story on page 10. Top photo courtesy of Divine Performing Arts. Copyright © 2008 Divine Performing Arts.

Visit www.ShenYunPerformingArts.org


April 21, 2010: Adrian High School students traveled with instructor Jonathon Tobar to the state capitol in Lansing to advocate for issues that affect the Latino community. Students met with Senators Cameron Brown and Dudley Spade to share their personal stories and how they are affected by the lack of immigration reform or education reform (DREAM Act). Visit: www.theadrianmaples.com.


Toledo Zoo’s Cinco de Mayo celebrations on May 2, 2010.

Tony and Maryori Rios

El Corazón de México and Imagenes Mexicanas performed at the
Toledo Zoo’s Cinco de Mayo celebrations
on May 2, 2010.


Artists Joseph Martínez, Robert García (Waite High School), Gordon Ricketts (BGSU), and Charlie Kanwischer (BGSU) assist Peruvian Mario Torero (in center), paint a mural in the Old South End (Broadway and I-75 overpass, Toledo). Students from Bowling Green State University, Libbey High School, and other Youth also assisted.  

In conjunction with the mural project, an art exhibit featuring art from Mario Torero and Ricardo Quiñonez will be held at La Galeria, 1222 South Broadway, on Saturday, May 1, 2010, from 2:00 to 5:00PM.  


Ilario Estrada, the new president of the University of Toledo’s Latino Student Union, welcomes the LSU students of Bowling Green State University at their annual Olympic games between the LSU chapters on Sunday, April 18, 2010.
This year, the Olympics were at BGSU’s Intramural Fields. The sports included football, soccer, volleyball, and basketball, with the following winners: Flag football: 5-0 BGSU won; Soccer: 5-1 UT won; Basketball: 20-18 UT won; Volleyball: Game 1:25-19 BGSU won; Game 2: 25-22 UT won; Game 3: 15-14 BG won, and Game 4: 15-11 BGSU won.
In the
La Prensa photo are the LSU students from UT and BGSU that participated.

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks with Chilean President Sebastián Piñera during the working lunch at the Nuclear Security Summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., April 13, 2010. Photo courtesy of the White House’s Pete Souza.

Josh Flores, Beatriz Maya, and Linda Alvarado at FLOC’s April 17, 2010 seminar, entitled “Building Tolerance,” where students were educated on current draconian immigration policies and how these policies adversely affect Latino Youth.


ABLE attorneys welcome Mexican Cónsul Vicente Sánchez Ventura at its ABLE/FALCON co-seminar of April 16, 2010. In the photo are also: Francisco Espinoza, Cónsul Vicente Sánchez Ventura, Benito Lucio, Alvina Costilla, and Deb Ortiz Flores. Detailed presentations and discussions were had with a variety of organizations that deal with migrants and farmworkers.


April 17, 2010: ABLE paralegal Mariella M. Machen consults with a client at ABLE’s Second Citizenship Day at the Center for Equal Justice in downtown Toledo. Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. are very active in assisting clients that need help in finalizing their citizenship.   


Jessica Ford of Kevin L. Boyce’s Office (Ohio Treasurer ), Danielle Nameth (U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s Office), and Brenda Griffith of Jennifer Brunner’s Office (Ohio Secretary of State) speak at the monthly luncheon of the Northwest Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce concerning their respective office’s role in aiding members of the Chamber. The gathering was held April 5, 2010 at Zia’s Restaurant, Toledo. The next monthly meeting will be May 3, 2010, at 5PM. The public is invited to attend.


Olivia Croom presents award to Mayor Mike Bell.


Toledo OH: Walbridge Park was the scene of over 300 children racing to find Easter Eggs at Small Smiles Dental Center of Toledo’s first Easter Egg Hunt. Besides the egg hunt, the Community Event had sack races and a bunny hop. The children had their faces painted and dipped fingers in the duck pond. A balloon artist made balloon hats and balloon animals.

After the egg hunt, everyone ate hot dogs and decorated cookies. The children went home with a gift bag full of food certificates, toys and a tooth brush. Small Smiles thanks everyone who came and made our community event a success, especially the kids.



Happy Easter! ¡Felices Pascuas!
de parte de Rikki y Serenity

Photo courtesy of Moto Photo, Toledo, 419-382-6686, www.motophoto.com

Happy Anniversary
Craig and Olga Bechtel
March 31


Adelante’s César Chávez Humanitarian Award Recipients, Sue Campos & Dolores Rodríguez. Who will be the 6th Award recipient on March 31, 2010, starting at 5:30PM?

Siempre Selena

April 16, 1971 - March 31, 1995


El Camino Real Restaurant celebrates its Grand Opening of its Maumee location on Dussel Drive on March 15, 2010.

 In the above photo are hostesses Betty Rios, Veronica Amezquita, and Annie Rocha.



The Spanish Club at St. John’s Jesuit HS brought forth many desserts to share with students on International Day, March 5, 2010. Instructor Cris Espinoza joins in the fun.

Felipe Martínez wins second championship
Winning his second state title, sophomore Felipe Martínez—a native of Genoa, Ohio—won 7 to 1 over senior Tucker Armstrong.



Happy 6th Birthday


February 26


Love Tony, Mom, Lil Pops and Lorenzo

Happy 1st Birthday


Feb. 24

—Love your grandparents, mom, dad & family


Gary Johnson, President of the Northwest Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, welcomes guest speakers Deb Schultz and Bernadette F. Delgado of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, who spoke at last Monday’s monthly Chamber luncheon at Zia’s Restaurant. The Chamber meets the first Monday of every month at Zia’s, from 11:45AM to 1:00PM.

Ms. Delgado (Toledo Service Office Manager of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation) and Ms. Schultz (Business Consultant for the Bureau) discussed changes in Ohio’s Workers’ Compensation.

March is Women’s History Month and Lourdes College is celebrating with the third annual W.A.V.E. Celebration of Women Festival. W.A.V.E., or Women Artists Visionaries and Entrepreneurs, will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2010, in Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center from noon to 5 p.m. In the photo is Ann French.


Sr. y Sra. Reyes Zapata of Martin, Ohio celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Feb. 14, 2010. ¡Felicidades!

Alexia DeAnda of Owens Community College at the 2nd Annual Career Fair, held Feb. 4, 2010 at Start High School. Hosted by Toledo Public Schools and its Career Tech Dept.



Happy 83rd Birthday

Doris Landfather!

February 6th


Lucas County Auditor Anita López performed the oaths of office on Jan. 17, 2010 to the new officers of Latins United/Latinos Unidos at its hall in Toledo. L-R: Auditor López, Carlos Carillo, Kacey Johnson, Monica Wachowiak, Chevo Torres, Zarro Lizcano, Jackie Urias, Nacole Buenrostro, Richard Atwater, Joe Carmona, Lupe Guzmán, Yolanda Sholl, and John Aguirre.


Grupo Tesoro performed at Tejano Tuesdays at Yeeha’s on January 19, 2010.
Visit Yeeha’s at 3150 Navarre for $2 Tuesdays.


Lorain’s Mexican Mutual Society
is looking for
niñas of Mexican descent
for its
Cinco de Mayo Celebrations
on May 8.

Sign-up deadline is Jan. 31, 2010.

Call Marie at 440-288-0144.

Oct. 11, 1934 – January 17, 2009

It’s Been One Year
God saw you getting tired,; He did what He thought best; He put His arms around you, and said, “Come and rest.” He opened up His golden gates on that heartbreaking day; And with his arms around you, You gently slipped away. It broke our hearts to lose you; you did not go alone; A part of us went with you, The day God called you home.

We Miss You!
Love from Nora, Mike, Carmen, Louis Jr., Virginia, and Kayla, your grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and the rest of your family. 


Luis González retired on Dec. 31, 2009 from the Lucas County Sheriff’s Department, after completed 25 years of service. In the photo, Luis is shown with his wife Mary De Anda and family, including Gary Moore with wife Laure & there two children Isabella & Marcos; Melissa, Estefan, Devin, Eric, Johnna & Sara. 

UPDATE: At the 7th Annual Latino Scholarship Day with the Toledo Mud Hens (July 26, 2009), La Prensa announced that Bryan Salazar (a LASSO alumnus from St. Francis de Sales High School) was the recipient of a $500 scholarship. Mr. Salazar has completed his first semester at UT, majoring in Spanish and International Business. He is a member of LSU.


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