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           2013 Miscellaneous Photos     

Waite High School was part of the Eastside festivities at its annual parade on Dec. 7th. Shown is part of its band, directed by Maestro Andy Fritz.


Rev. Ezekiel Villa was honored at an unveiling ceremony on Dec. 7, 2013 at the intersection of South Avenue and Spencer Street, Toledo—a short distance from the Mexican-American restaurant that he and his wife, Consuelo, founded in 1968 by the name of El Tipico, located at 1444 South Ave. The intersection was named “Ezekiel Villa Corner.”

Rev. Villa, age 80, is a Korean War veteran. He was joined by his children, Dina and Frank, and many friends and supporters including Lucas County Auditor Anita López. The street sign memorial was presented to Rev. Villa and his family along with a resolution on Nov. 26th by Toledo City Council.


Zeke Kniffen celebrates his 11th birthday (Nov. 3rd) by dissecting
a cow’s eye at Imagination Station as his mother
(La Prensa’s Nanette) watches with amazement.
Photo courtesy of Imagination Station, Toledo, Oct. 26, 2013.

Happy 4th Birthday
Kayla Retholtz
November 4

Birthday Sisters!
Serovia Rodríguez Hernández was born in Waring, Texas. She married Angel Hernández on March 2, 1935, raising 5 children: Francisco, Mary, Fernando, Margarita, and Nicolas. She will be celebrating her 101th birthday on Oct. 30, 2013. May the good Lord shower His blessings on her and her special day!
Sister Therese Rodríguez was born January 4, 1908 in Villa Hidalgo, Jalisco, México. She entered Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament Convent in Parma Heights, Ohio in 1927. She will observe her 106th birthday on January 4, 2014. She was the seamstress and sacristan for her community. Photo taken Oct. 30, 2012.

Ilyssa Saenz and Tejano Highway 281 from McAllen, Texas entertained Toledo Tejano fans at East Side Cantina on Oct. 25, 2013.



Felicitaciones, Lady Patriots 
El equipo de Basketball de niñas de la Escuela L. Hollingworth, Lady Patriots, jugó el pasado sábado, 12 de octubre del 2013 contra el equipo de Imagine Clay Avenue Community School ganando dos de los tres partidos. El juego se llevó a cabo en el gimnasio de Winterfield Academy.
 The basketball team, “Lady Patriots” from L. Hollingworth played against Imagine Clay Avenue Community School last Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Winterfield Academy. The team won two out of three games.

Members of Latins United/Latinos Unidos, Toledo, met and supported their respective teams in the Cleveland vs. Detroit football game on Oct. 13, 2013. The Detroit Lions won, 31 to 17.

The Spanish American Organization (SAO) held a fundraiser buffet at El Vaquero Restaurants
at the Docks, Toledo, on Oct. 13, 2013.

Sept. 16, 2013: El Camino Real Restaurant (West) hosted una gran gala for Mexican Independence Day
and La Prensa’s 25th Anniversary.

Lucas County Auditor Anita López encourages St. Francis de Sales High School students to explore all
educational opportunities at services at the school on September 8, 2013. The students are members of LASSO,
with advisor John Orozco.


La Prensa At Large: There were two family reunions this past weekend in the Toledo area
—September/septiembre 2, 2013 hosted the 2nd Annual Oviedo/Ramírez Reunion, Perrysburg, Ohio (top photo); while September/septiembre 1, 2013 hosted the 8th Annual Castilleja/García Reunion in Northwood, Ohio, the latter of which was dedicated to Rutila García de Castilleja y Dora Castilleja de Pecina (bottom photo). Both large families originated from Mexico/Texas..


Los educadores y todo el personal de la escuela L. Hollingworth for Talented and Gifted están listos para comenzar el año escolar 2013/14. El pasado jueves, 28 de agosto del 2013, en una reunión por la tarde dieron la bienvenida a los estudiantes junto a sus familias. Los niños y niñas tuvieron la oportunidad de conocer a sus maestras y maestros. También ellos pudieron pasar por sus aulas, y así familiarizarse antes de regresar el primer día de clase. Este año debido a la demanda de estudiantes, se agregó una clase más de kindergarten. 


Rebeca Aguilar and Juan Viveros are the proud parents of Sofía AnaCelia Viveros, born July 28, 2013 at 5:22PM at Bay Park Hospital, weighing 7 lbs.7ozs. and 21 inches in length. Her grandparents are Mary & Chris Torres, Leticia & Sergio Viveros, and Elmer Aguilar.


Happy 40th Birthday to My Love Mark Quimbar

May God Bless you in Your Next Chapter In Life,

Your New Beginning.

Love, Your Fianceé, Gina


Remembrance and Ode to Mi Abuelita

Adela “Lela” Massaferro de Miguel


Rest in peace to my beautiful Grandma,…mi Abuelita. You lived a life of traveling, making new friends and cooking delicious food.

As much as it saddens me to see you go I know that you’re happy now. And I will never forget your stories and your wise words. I know that you’ll be watching over me.

Where as many of us will morn our loss, I would like to celebrate your life. I will love you forever and always.

“Never give up a moment to travel some place new. It’s nice to see the beauties of the world around you,” mi Abuelita!


--Love, Natalia De Miguel



To my loving sister
Alicia Guadalupe Barboza

 August 8, 1956 to August 18, 1997


I think of you Lupe, every day,
your smiles and chatter, the words you did say,
and especially the time that we shared.

If only I could turn back time,
to when our lives were full of fun.
Our sisterly chats, our planned places to go,
where did those sands of time go?

You kept saying, “Why me?”
“One day at a time” and “keep positive” was all I could say to you,
I think of your words every day and think on how I wish I could

of held on to time then and have spent every second with you. 

I always believed you would get more time with your kids,
for more love, laugh and play, and watching them grow.
But you didn’t get that chance, and you’re not here…

Why you Lupe? Why were you taken from us so young?
How can we ever bring back those times?

We were both robbed Lupe, of precious time,
we should be sharing now, growing old together.
The pleasures of watching our kids learn and grow.

The answers that I’ll never find, nor ever understand
I only wish you were here,
so I could hug you, talk to you and just visit for a minute,

I miss you so much Lupe, more than words can ever say,
my precious memories of you are with me every day

through your children and grandchildren.

Happy Birthday Lupe -- Love you mucho . . .mucho! ~



Andrea Parisca and Natalia De Miguel being entertained by a street performer at the 2013 Ann Arbor Art Fair.

Las Fénix of Michoacán and Houston performed this past weekend (July 20 and 21, 2013) in Detroit and Columbus. They were interviewed in Canton, MI by La Prensa. In the photo are: Berna, Lesli, Nadia, Adela, and Anahi Rodríguez of Las Fénix.


La Familia Cornejo offered many fine products from Ecuador at this year’s Polish Festival in north Toledo.

Oscar Ponce, Jr. and staff
welcome one and all to
San Marcos restaurant,
2060 West Laskey Road, Toledo.

El Centro de la Mujer continúa sus reuniones todos los lunes del verano. Y mientras las mamás desarrollan temas de interés para la mujer, los niños se divierten con actividades en grupo. Bienvenidos Isaiah de Minnesota y Hillary de Michigan.  

El Centro de la Mujer continues its meetings during the summer. And while the moms are discussing topics related to women’s issues their children have fun with group activities. Welcome Isaiah from Minnesota and Hillary from Michigan


Thank you for your support!
Jessee LaFe Gutiérrez

2013 Ohio State Finalist 2nd Runner Up and
2013 Ohio State Most Photogenic

Happy 18th Birthday to
Mark A Quimbar II  aka “Papas”

July 31
We are Proud of You and We Love You.
-- Love, Dad, Gina and David, Tila, Raquel, Macario,
and Albert Quimbar





Happy Birthday to the best grandpa

we could have ever asked for!

No matter how long it’s been,

we still hold your memory dear & near!

Thank you for all of the great memories!

Tejano lives on!


Missing you always,

your Ramirez-Montez grandchildren

& great-grandchildren

José Manuel Ramirez Solorio
Hoy cumple un año de la muerte de mi padre. Pocos días pasan sin recordarlo. Erá un hombre con muchos valores humanos; un hombre de palabra...un hombre trabajador. Para el, su familia siempre fue #1. Extrañamos mucho su presencia. Dicen que uno no muere mientras es querido. Mi padre vivirá mientras estamos nosotros, sus hijos!
We love you Dad! Siempre te recordaremos....”

~Raquel, Roxanne, Sonia, Eduardo, Rodolfo, José Jr., Gustavo, Gretel, Magdalena...your grandchildren....and, more importantly, your life-long partner; our Mother, Angela.


Happy Birthday

Rick Keel
July 1

Happy 100th Birthday

Juan Rios 

June 24



FLOC’s fundraiser on June 22, 2013 with El Aguila Negra band (Baldemar Velásquez, Johnny Vásquez, and Ronaldo Revilla Jr.).

Lourdes Santiago with
Baldemar Velásquez



Happy 10th Birthday

Anthony DiVeto

June 18

Happy 6th Birthday

Adrianne “Rikki” Chasteen

June 18

(pictured with little sister Serenity)


Feliz Cumpleaños

Ino Castilleja

2 de junio

 2013 MidWest LatinoFest
performing artists
Las Fénix


The Tejano Sound Band, managed by Mark García, performs at the high school graduation fiesta for Reina Rosales in Bowling Green on May 24, 2013.

Reina Rosales graduated from Bowling Green High School on May 31, 2013 and plans on attending Bowling Green State University. In the photo is Reina with her parents Lydia and Gerald Rosales.


 Izzy Ortiz and his fellow Veterans celebrate Memorial Day, the US Military, the United States and its Citizens, and the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT), scheduled for International Park, June 5 – June 9, 2013, and also and the MidWest LatinoFest, June 8th.


Happy 6th Birthday Logan R.!!
May 27th

Photo of Logan Retholtz taken at the Toledo Zoo with the twin polar bear cubs, Suka and Sakari.

UT's Lawrence Burns and Amelia Acuna greet Google's Fulter Hong at the University of Toledo's uHeart Digital Media Conference on May 10, 2013.  La Prensa Photo.

Scott High School Band at the Toledo Heart Walk on May 11, 2013

On May 9, 2013, hundreds of Toledo-based FLOC and labor supporters gathered and marched on Reynolds American in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The goal? To give attention to its shareholders that Reynolds American is guilty of numerous human rights abuses, all of which are denied by company officials. Photo by Jeremy Sprinkle for NC AFL-CIO. Visit:  www.floc.com


El Camino Real Restaurant (West Toledo, 2500 Sylvania Ave.) celebrated Cinco de Mayo from May 3 to May 5, 2013 with música, give aways, contests, specials, mariachi, dance, y más.

The Toledo Zoo celebrated Cinco de Mayo on May 5, 2013 with entertainment by El Corazón de México folkloric dance and DJ Tony Rios. Activities for the children included breaking a piñata.


Waite High School elects

Elijah Vásquez as king

and Anita Gordillo as queen

at its 27th annual

Cinco de Mayo celebrations

on May 3, 2013.

Jessee LaFe Gutiérrez (age 6) has been selected to represent the Toledo area as a state finalist in the National American Miss (Princess Category). Her parents—Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gutiérrez—are currently seeking sponsorships for Jessee to attend. If she wins the state competition on June, she will be crowned Miss Ohio, and later compete at the national level in Hollywood. Contact info: Rob, 419-409-1776.

On the Internet: www.namiss.com


The Fair Housing Center awarded Lucas County Auditor Anita López (Enforcement/Litigation Award) and Hugh W. Grefe (Housing Development Award) on April 25, 2013 at the Toledo City Club. In the La Prensa photo are: Anita López, Michael Marsh (President and CEO of the Fair Housing Center), Julia Bryant (Board President & Chair), and Hugh Grefe (Exec. Dir. for the Toledo and Northwest Ohio Local Initiates Support Corp).

Toledo: The Latino Alliance held its third formative meeting at the East Side Family Center on April 25, 2013 under the direction of President Ursula Barrera-Richards. Other officers include: Vice President Carlos Ruiz, Secretary Guiselle Mendoza, and Treasurer Mary Morales. Those in attendance were advised that the group’s bylaws were near completion, to be voted on by the membership at large. If you want to join the Alliance, contact Mrs. Barrera-Richards at 419-320-8772.


The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library celebrates its 175th birthday with the Stevens Puppets performing the French version of “Beauty and the Beast,” on April 14, 2013.

Don’t miss the last 2 weeks of ARTOMATIC419!, on April 20 and 27, 2013, at 911 N. Summit St., Toledo.
Hosted by www.TheArtsCommission.org

Toledo School for the Arts performed Xhibit Yellow at the Valentine Theater on March 27, 2013. It was choreographed and directed by Talina Tolson. Picture by Mariah Essig, TSA student.

Linda Alvarado with her four children
Faith Wee, Trevor Wee, Dylan Wee, and Chaz Boes.
La Prensa photo taken at Latino Day
with the Toledo Mud Hens c. 2010.

YWCA honors 2013 Milestones recipients: SeaGate Centre, Toledo, March 14, 2013: Lisa McDuffie, YWCA President and CEO, welcomes the 2013 Honorees for the YWCA Milestones: A Tribute to Women annual awards: L-R, Patricia Appold – Volunteerism, Wanda Butts – Social Services, Dr. Anne T. Ruch

– Sciences, Teresa Fedor – Government, Dr. Janet Robinson of Lourdes University – Education, Linda Ewing – Business, and Carolyn Putney – Arts.

This year marks the 18th year that the YWCA of Northwest Ohio has recognized “extraordinary women in the community who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and have demonstrated efforts contributing to the empowerment of women….The members of the YWCA and I are honored to recognize these outstanding women with this prestigious award,” said Ms. McDuffie.

¡Felicidades de parte de La Prensa!


Lucas County Auditor Anita López with Senator Sherrod Brown at the Ohio Democratic Party’s Annual Legacy Dinner in Columbus on March 15, 2013.

Lucas County Auditor Anita López with San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro at the Ohio Democratic Party’s Annual Legacy Dinner in Columbus on March 15, 2013, wherein she presented a Toledo Mud Hen jersey and baseball cap to the Texan alcalde.


La Prensa Correspondent Arooj Ashraf weds Mansoor Shaffie in a traditional ceremony
at the Ariel International Center in Cleveland on March 9, 2013.
¡Felicidades Arooj de parte de La Prensa!

Arooj Ashraf weds Mansoor Shaffie


Happy 40th Anniversary Dora and Angelo Pecina February 24th

Marco Grgurevic of Invest Educate Innovate (EDI) and Luis Gómez attend the wedding of Arooj Ashraf with Mansoor Shaffie on March 9 at the Ariel International Center, Cleveland.

Rutila García Castilleja

September 12, 1932 - February 17, 2012

We thought of you
with love today.
But that is nothing new.
We thought about
you yesterday
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have
are memories,
and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is
our keepsake.
With which we’ll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart.

Mamá,…we love and miss you very much
—de parte de tu familia


Happy 16th Birthday

Natalia deMiguel Annoni
December 19

Rutila G. Castilleja

Sept. 12, 1932 - Feb. 17, 2012

It’s been 10 months since you’ve been gone; our hearts still ache as if it were yesterday. Not a day goes by that we don’t think of you; we love and miss you dearly. “Merry Christmas, Mom!”
—Love from all of us: your husband Marcelino and your children Gloria, Dora, Esther, Ruth, Olga, David, Rachel, Steve, Marty, Lucy, Tom, and Jesse.

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