Libbey Glass marks 200 years in Toledo

The Toledo Museum of Art is planning an exhibit to mark 200 years of Libbey Glass.

The museum founded by the Libbey family in 1901 features an extensive glass collection.

Many of those items and others will be part of an exhibit opening on May 4 called “Celebrating Libbey Glass.” Among the items it will feature are lamps, vases, pitchers, goblets, paperweights and the museum’s famed Libbey Punch Bowl.

The glassmaker’s roots go back to in East Cambridge, Mass., where it began 200 years ago. The company moved to Toledo in 1888 and later changed its name to the Libbey Glass Company.

Its presence in Ohio helped give Toledo its nickname “The Glass City.”

— Associated Press

Hints from Heloise

Take a picture to remember better

Cyndi R. in Colorado Springs, Colo. writes: My husband and I were moving a TV, and he was concerned about how to hook up the television after removing all of the cords. I suggested that he take a picture with his phone of the proper placement of cords, and it helped him hook the TV back up. This also would work for computer cords.

Carol D. in St. Louis writes: My husband and I love to play board games, but sometimes the board is upside down for one of us. We started placing the boards on a Lazy Susan, and now we can just turn the game toward the player.

Holly in New York writes: I use coarse salt and ice cubes to clean vases, coffeepots, etc. Put the ice and salt in, swish it around a couple of times and rinse. This makes the glass sparkle!

— King Features

Daily cups of coffee good for your health

Regular daily consumption of coffee is associated with a decreased risk of many chronic diseases. Last November, The British Medical Journal published an extensive review of the scientific literature linking coffee consumption to multiple positive health outcomes.

Chief among the findings were that daily coffee consumption seemed to lower risk of death from all causes. More specifically, coffee decreased the risk of cardiovascular disease, some cancers, Type 2 diabetes, liver disease, gall stone disease, gout, depression, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

The BMJ study found that three to five cups a day was the range associated with positive health outcomes.

Consumption is on the rise. According to the National Coffee Association in 2017, 62 percent of Americans reported daily consumption, compared to 57 percent in 2016.

— Environmental Nutrition