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Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival is October 12

2012 lighthouse festival 

The Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival, a cherished fall tradition, will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in Lakeside Chautauqua and throughout the Marblehead Peninsula. This free, peninsula-wide event will include a variety of activities for the entire family. The Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival is sponsored by the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Lakeside Chautauqua and Lake Erie Shores & Islands.

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B-C-S Board Looking Forward

Pictured from left to right are: Mrs. Karen Barney of the Rocket Soccer Improvement Committee, Mr. Roger Fulwiler of Bechtel Corporation, Mr. William Poiry  of the Soccer Improvement Committee, and Mrs. Heather Dewitz, President of the B-C-S Board of Education

The Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education took up forward looking action and discussion items at its regular meeting held on Tuesday, Sept. 24th.  First, Board members highlighted the efforts of the Rocket Soccer Complex Improvement Committee and a recent donation it received from Bechtel Corporation, a lead contractor on work currently being done at Davis-Besse Power Plant. Mr. Roger Fulwiler of Bechtel Corporation addressed the Board members and audience about Bechtel’s willingness to be a part of meaningful and worthy projects that benefit the communities they work in. Board members expressed their thanks to Bechtel Corporation for their continued support of B-C-S School District, which included a past donation of $5,000 to benefit the Music Department.

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Truth Ministries’ No Child Hungry program

The children and volunteers of Truth Ministries with special guest Judge Kathleen L. Giesler

"With your love, help, prayers, support and donations we can make a difference here in Ottawa County so that there is no child hungry, “ reads the sign at Truth Ministries. On Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. the doors of Truth Ministries were open, welcoming the community to a free meal. The first Wednesday of every month Truth Ministries offers a free meal, but that’s not all they’re offering the community. Located in the former Portage Elementary building, Truth Ministries also houses a resale shop and a food pantry. Both the resale shop and food pantry are run on donations. Kroger recently donated three pallets of frozen food to the food pantry for the community meal on Wednesday. Kroger, Bassett’s, St. Joseph’s in Marblehead, private donors and a grant from the Ottawa County Foundation are the primary donors to the food pantry. “That’s what keeps us going,” said Lois Tuttamore.

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Riverview Trick or Treat

Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus is gearing up for its 13th annual Riverview Trick or Treat!  Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus (Nursing Home) will open its doors to the public for Riverview’s annual Trick or Treat Night on Sunday, Oct. 27., from 6- 7:30 p.m.

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Civil War Encampment returns to Keeper’s House

A group of soldiers fire their rifles.

The Wolcott Keeper's House-14th Ohio Civil War Encampment is back for the 2013 Lighthouse Festival, Saturday, Oct. 12,  after a year's hiatus, along with the Keeper's House fall tradition of bean soup, Johnny cake, and cider. A group of Civil War re-enactors, led by Captain Brian Porter, will set up camp on the Keeper's House grounds, 9999 E. Bayshore Road, early Saturday morning,  Oct. 12. 

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Chick Schaffner Memorial Charity Golf Classis donates to Stein Hospice and American Heart Association

Co-Chairman John Schaffner presented checks amounting to $9,000 each to Stein Hospice and the American Heart Association last Thursday. Both charities received half the net proceeds of the Chick Schaffner Memorial Charity Golf Classic played at Catawba Island Club last June. Representing Stein Hospice was their Executive Director Jan Bucholz (left); and representing the American Heart Association was their Northwest Ohio Executive Director, Allyson France.

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