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Chris Redfern Town Hall Meeting

Chris Redfern speaking with residents at the Ida Rupp Library

On Monday, Nov. 11, Chris Redfern, Representative Ohio House District 89, met with citizens for a question and answer style town meeting at 9:45 a.m. at the Ida Rupp Library in Port Clinton. During the meeting Redfern said he would be seeking funding for the Sea Grant Stone Lab in Put-In-Bay to get a new vessel and funding for Erie Ottawa Airport and the Sandusky State Theatre. Other topics were brought up by concerned citizens, council members and state and city employees.

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Lakeside Chautauqua joins the #GivingTuesday movement

Bradley Temple at Lakeside Chautauqua

Lakeside Chautauqua, a non-profit institution, has joined #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving. Taking place on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of non-profits, families, businesses and individuals to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. 

Coinciding with the Thanksgiving holiday and the kick-off of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday reminds people about the importance of giving by inspiring them to improve their local communities or support important charities and causes.

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Artists, vendors invited to participate in Port Clinton’s first Christkindl Markt

Artists, artisans, musicians and food vendors are wanted for Port Clinton’s first Christkindl Markt, an open-air Christmas Market based on German traditions. The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council presents the Christkindl Markt from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in historic downtown Port Clinton.

As in the custom when the Christmas Market is celebrated in Germany, artists and artisans will offer their works for sale in individually decorated stalls in the US Bank parking lot on 2nd Street. Arts, crafts, holiday gifts, delicious food, yummy treats, warm beverages and entertainers playing holiday music – all will be available at the market.

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Community Calendar Nov. 14-20

Nov. 14-24

Humane Society of Ottawa County Poinsettia Sale
WHAT: 3 different sizes, 4 colors white, red, pink and marble
WHEN: Pick up December 7
WHERE: Humane Society of Ottawa Co. Shelter House
INFO: 419-734-5191

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Judge Winters addresses drug problems in Ottawa County

 

75% of those that come before Ottawa County Probate Court Judge Bruce Winters for a criminal offense test positive for drugs. A majority of those test positive for opiates, most often prescription drugs. Opiate addiction has quadrupled in 15 years, and Ottawa County is no exception. According to Winters, the problem is county-wide and crosses all social and economic classes.

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Salvation Army Programs

The Salvation Army's Ottawa County Unit kicked off the 2013 Red Kettle Campaign last Friday with a breakfast at Catawba Island Club. Northwest Ohio Salvation Army Captain Tawny Cowen-Zanders announced the Campaign Goal would be $64,000 this year. 

The Salvation Army needs volunteers to help ring the bell during the campaign, which will run from Nov. 18 through Dec. 24. Two hours of bell ringing is equivalent to donating $101.03. The Salvation Army depends on local residents, organizations and businesses to Adopt-a-Kettle at their various locations during the holiday season.

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Riverview Holiday Crafts show Nov. 16

Luann Kramer of Riverview purchasing a Michigan personalized tutu outfit with hair bow at the 2012 Home for the Holidays Craft and Comfort Show.

Riverview Health Care Campus will be hosting it’s in annual “Home for the Holidays” Craft & Comforts Show this Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. 44 crafters from four different counties will be selling their unique items.

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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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Cathy goes to Washington

Cathy Allen

This week Cathy Allen of Marblehead, representing the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Association (ONWRA), is in Washington to take part in the Land and Water Conservation Fund Coalition fly-in. Allen, former executive director of the Ohio League of Conservation Voters, will be joined by Matt Misicka, Vice President of the Ohio Conservation Federation and Chair of the Ohio Advisory Committee for the Bull Moose Sportsmen’s Alliance. 

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