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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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Marblehead Lighthouse on Lake Erie: Ohio’s Historic Beacon



Earliest known image of the Marblehead Lighthouse (known then as Sandusky Bay Light Station).

A new book about one of the most-visited sites in Ottawa County was released recently. Marblehead Lighthouse on Lake Erie: Ohio’s Historic Beacon is now available from Arcadia Publishing and The History Press. The 160-page softcover book examines the people and the land surrounding the lighthouse, including the decades leading up to its construction. In fact, the book’s historical research follows the path which led to the lighthouse’ establishment, including the War of 1812 and the life of the first keeper, Benajah Wolcott. Descendants of Wolcott still live on the Marblehead Peninsula and include foreword author retired Ottawa County Common Pleas Judge Paul Moon. Danbury Township Trustee and Ohio State Parks Naturalist Diane Rozak penned the introduction.

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Marblehead Lions hold Perch Festival

The Marblehead Lions Club held their annual Perch Festival in James Park in downtown Marblehead on Saturday, August 22. There were children’s games and entertainment, food and merchandise vendors, raffles, a car show, live entertainment and fresh Lake Erie perch sandwiches and dinners.

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Polka Festival Saturday, August 15

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Marblehead VFW Post 7572 is sponsoring a Polka Festival with music provided by the Frank Moravik Band from Cleveland. The festival will be held on Saturday, August 15, at the post located at 421 W. Main St., Marblehead.

Admission is $5 and there will be food, a 50/50 and raffles available. For more information call Deb at 419-798-4262.

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