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Applepalooza a sweet addition to the Apple Festival

The crowd at Applepalooza from THe jUNK’s Facebook page via Carolyn Rodenhauser

Every year the second full weekend in October Oak Harbor holds its annual Apple Festival. This year the 35th annual celebration was held Oct. 11-13. The festival hosts the Apple Run 5k, a parade, baking contests, kiddie tractor pulls, food vendors, local apple orchard vendors, rides, entertainment and more. This year there was a revival of after-hours entertainment called Applepalooza.

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Walleye Madness fundraiser this Saturday

The Walleye Madness Committee is holding a fundraiser at Mango Mama’s located at 40 Madison Street on Saturday, Oct. 19, beginning at 8 p.m.

The theme of this year’s fall fundraiser is again “Conga for the Cause”, with entertainment by The Island Doctor.  

Also participating at this year’s fundraiser is a  talented tropical artist whose works can be viewed at www.LatitudeAttitudes.com. He will have a print to be raffled and original tropical art for sale. 

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ICS Holiday Evergreen Sale

Immaculate Conception School is getting into the spirit as it kicks off a festive holiday evergreen sale.  The fresh pine wreaths and garlands are harvested in the forested Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest. This mountain environment makes the evergreens beautiful, fragrant, hearty, and strong. The fundraiser offers evergreen wreaths in various sizes, western cedar garlands, pine centerpieces, and natural pine cones. This holiday fundraiser will last through Nov.  4th with products being delivered the first week of December. If you are interested in purchasing fresh evergreens for the holidays, call the school at 419.734.3315 or talk to your favorite Immaculate Conception School Student.

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Davis-Besse sirens to be tested

At noon on Friday, Oct. 18, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers will test the Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) sirens for the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station. The test of the sirens, covering an area of roughly ten miles surrounding the nuclear plant, will sound for three minutes. The three minute test activation is a required annual test. 

For additional information, contact Fred Petersen, Director, Ottawa County Emergency Management Agency, at 419.734.6900.

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Black Swamp Bird Observatory celebrates 20th anniversary

Guest speaker Joe Duff of Operation Migration draws a raffle winner for Kim Kaufman of BSBO. 

On Saturday evening at the Catawba Island Club, Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) celebrated 20 years of bird conservation. The evening honored BSBO, its volunteers and featured keynote speaker Joe Duff, co-founder and CEO of Operation Migration. 

Guy Denny, retired chief of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and President of the Ohio Natural Areas and Preserves Association, was the Master of Ceremony for the evening.

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Birthday celebration for a good cause

Local business owner Michelle Kodak is about to celebrate a milestone birthday, her 40th. To honor the occasion, she is inviting the community to participate in a collection for Cleveland’s homeless. Kodak owns The Cakery's Bakery at 109 Madison Street in Port Clinton. Now through Oct. 22, she is collecting new socks for men, women, and children, along with warm hats and gloves,mittens, coats, bottled water, basic toiletries, and for children living in shelters coloring books and crayons or books to read. 

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Waiver days approved for Port Clinton Schools

The Port Clinton Board of Education voted to approve two waiver days for the Port Clinton City School District at their Monday, Oct.7, meeting

A waiver day is a day approved by the Ohio Department of Education in order to provide Professional Development for staff. This year, Port Clinton City Schools requested waiver days to provide staff training necessary for implementation of several state and federal educational mandates.

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St. John Lutheran Marblehead Women of the ELCA Annual Ham Loaf Sale

St. John Lutheran Women of the ELCA in Marblehead is having their annual ham loaf sale. It is $7 for a package of four individual loaves. To order call Linda Merckens at 419-732-9977. When ordering leave your name, phone number and the number of packages desired. The pick up for the ham loaves will be at the church on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9-11 a.m.

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Marblehead Zombies

Marblehead Zombies, a haunted house style event, will be held on Friday, Oct. 25, from 7 p.m-midnight,  at US Coast Guard Station Marblehead, 606 Prairie Street. The cost of admission for "Marblehead Zombies" is two canned good items that will be donated to the local food bank. 

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