Beacon for Freedom Foundation event on Monday

On Monday, Nov. 18, Commodore Perry Federal Credit Union (CPFCU) in Oak Harbor will be hosting an event to announce a groundbreaking concept called the Beacon For Freedom Foundation. The event will be held at be held at the 1812 Food and Spirits Restaurant, 102 Madison Street, Port Clinton, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Beacon For Freedom Foundation was established to assist communities in meeting unmet needs. Initially the organization will focus on helping individuals suffering from challenges that may hinder their ability to have financial freedom. Those scenarios may include single moms trying to get established; those who may be suffering from bruised credit; as well as those with autism, handicaps or learning disabilities. The Foundation wants to offer financial education and tools so that all people can experience financial freedom. Beyond that B4FF is asking the community what it needs.


Nutcracker being performed at Oak Harbor

The Magic of Christmas is in the air and The Nutcracker is a timeless classic and a symbol of the holiday season. A local production will be brought to life on Dec. 15 at the Oak Harbor High School Performing Arts Center. All seats are reserved and currently available for two show times, 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $9 each and available by calling 419-680-5554. 


Oak Harbor's Tate Haar named SBC Player of the Year

Tate Haar was the best player on one of the area's best teams this year, and for his efforts, he was named the Sandusky Bay Conference's Player of the Year.

This year was a dream season for the Oak Harbor Rockets, and Haar was instrumental in leading the Rockets to their third league title in six years, a sectional championship, an undefeated regular season and a 16-1-1 record.

Unfortunately, Oak Harbor's dream season ended prematurely in the Division II District Semifinals with a 2-1 loss in overtime to Maumee (12-6-1), a team that featured Michigan State recruit Alex Wagner. Wagner scored both goals in the defeat of the Rockets. (As for the Panthers, they advanced to the regional semifinals, losing, 1-0, in double overtime to St. Mary’s Memorial.)

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