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Team Mary gives back

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Team Mary gives back

At Gem Beach Marina on August 18, Team Mary donated a checks to the Flagship Collaborative Play Place and ARC of Ottawa County. Team Mary, who raises awareness for children...

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Experience Ottawa County 2015

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Experience Ottawa County 2015

The Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (OCIC) held its annual “Experience Ottawa County” program on August 20 at The Keys on Put-in-Bay, bringing local business leaders, community leaders, elected officials and...

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Just under 12 hours left in the Best of …

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Just under 12 hours left in the Best of the Best competition

The deadline for voting in the Best of the Best competition is midnight tonight (Monday, August 31)! Online votes can be cast BY CLICKING HERE. Paper ballots can be turned in...

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WoodsStock Music & Arts Festival in Elmore Aug 2

On Saturday, August 2, from 10 a.m. until midnight, the WoodsStock Music & Arts Festival will be held as a benefit at Schedel Arboretum & Gardens located in Elmore.  

The rain or shine festival features a juried fine arts show and two stages of live music and eight bands performing throughout the day.  The festival also includes a vintage car show and two food courts by Rosie’s Italian Grille and Rosie's Rolling Chef.  Fine artists from all over the country will be lining the Grand Lawn of the beautiful seventeen acre botanical gardens. The musical lineup features the national act, indie folk rock band, Wheeler Brothers from Austin, Texas.  Phil Barone and The Cruisers will close out the day with Joe Cocker and Jim Morrison tribute sets.  Beer, wine and liquor are available for purchase throughout the day.

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Mums on display at Schedel Arboretum & Gardens

The Schedel Arboretum & Gardens in Elmore planted 600 chrysanthemums along the driveway approaching the manor house recently. The mums are of various colors and were grown by Bench’s Greenhouse in Elmore, according to superintendant Jeff Saffran. The SA&G ceased planting the beautiful fall display a few years ago in an effort to save money. This year, however, thanks to a $1,000 grant from the Ottawa County Community Foundation and a significant gift from the family of Marilyn Bandfield the tradition was restored.

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OCIC recognizes business leaders

Each year, the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation recognizes outstanding companies and individuals that have demonstrated success in business and have contributed to the growth and vitality of Ottawa County.

Awards are given in categories for small business (1 to 25 employees), medium business (26 to 100 employees) and large business (101 plus employees), business of the year, Bill Mack business leader, economic development partner, personal achievement, entrepreneur of the year, and volunteer of the year. A committee of OCIC Trustees reviewed and determined the award winners, who were honored in ceremonies on Wednesday at Camp Perry.

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