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Thank you from Ex Libris

Thanks to the following businesses and individuals who donated silent auction items or cash for Good Librations VIII, a fundraiser held on Sept. 7, on Johnson's Island, to create a Library on the Marblehead Peninsula. One would have to go "Around the World in 80 Days" to find more generous people than these!

They are:

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Oak House Grand Opening Sept. 19

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Oak House located at 1819 E. State Road in Port Clinton.  The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating their new location on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 1 p.m.

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Fall Job Fair Sept. 25 at Terra State

The Fall Job Fair at Terra State Community College is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Student Activities Center. 

“We have more than 50 employers who have committed to be here,” said Joan Gamble, Coordinator of Career Services. “It should be a very busy two hours for both employers and job seekers.” 

The event is free and open to the public. Job seekers are asked to dress to impress and bring copies of their resume. 

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Cars for Critters to attract flocks of critter lovers to ONWR

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Association is hosting the sixth annual benefit car show, Cars for Critters, on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

“Last year was our most successful event to date, bringing in a record 225 cars,” said Assistant Refuge Manager Eddy Pausch.  “The sixth annual Cars for Critters is expected to shatter records again. We are doubling the hayride tours on the refuge this year, which has been by far our most popular family attraction.”

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Victorian Inn, Rosie’s and 1812 Food and Spirits hold benefits for CASA

The Victorian Inn Bed and Breakfast, at 5622 East Harbor Road, Marblehead, is putting on a Yard Sale to benefit CASA. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. CASA volunteers help support abused and neglected children who greatly need a safe and trusting friend during these difficult processes. The volunteers are specially trained, which is not an easy or free process for CASA, therefore help is always needed in order to help the children. The volunteers become acquainted with everyone surrounding the child so they can be the voice of the child in the court room.

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PC Seniors and PCVFD host Chili and Soup Cook-Off

Port Clinton Seniors and the Port Clinton Volunteer Fire Department have teamed up to host PC Seniors’ annual Chili & Soup Cook-off on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 3-5p.m. at the City Park Shelter House. Competitors must be 55+ years of age or an active member of the PCVFD; and may enter a standard-size crock pot (5 qts.) of chili, or soup or both. Entrants must be registered by Sept. 27; and must have their entry at the Park Shelter House by 2:30 p.m. on the day of competition. The event is open to the public; a $3 donation (ages 12+) will benefit the PC Seniors Special Projects Fund. Snacks, beverages, chili and soup tasting, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and lots of friendly competition promise an afternoon of fun. Aprons will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place chili and soup winners with the coveted Best of Show Trophy awarded to the over-all winner of the competition. 

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EHOVE graduates cosmetologists

Hannah Sloas of Port Clinton

EHOVE Adult Career Center’s Cosmetology program is proud to announce the graduation of 2013 graduates, including Hannah J. Sloas  of Port Clinton.  As part of their training, they learned skills including hair design, hair color, hair texture skills plus nail and skin care.

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Oak Harbor Apple Festival is October 12-13

The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Apple Festival this year on Oct. 12-13. This family oriented festival has over 25,000 visitors attending annually. It is held in downtown Oak Harbor with all activities located within a one block walking area. The crowning of the 2013-2014 Royalty Court is at opening ceremonies on Saturday at 9 a.m., followed by the cutest baby contest. 

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Volunteer keepers needed for Marblehead Lighthouse and Museum

If you love Ohio history and enjoy an afternoon along Lake Erie, consider volunteering next year at the Marblehead Lighthouse State Park.  

Built in 1821, Marblehead Lighthouse is the oldest in continuous operation on any of the Great Lakes. More than 45,000 visitors tour the lighthouse and museum annually. The facilities are jointly managed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society.

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