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Wreaths Across America arrives in Catawba

Dave McDougall, Ernie Hopkins, Dennis Bahnsen, Dan Barlow and Reggie Langford greet the Wreaths Across America truck

The Wreaths Across America truck arrived in Catawba early Tuesday morning to prepare for the wreath laying event on Saturday. The public is invited to join in honoring fallen veterans for Christmas in a Wreaths Across America ceremony being held at Catawba Island Cemetery Dec. 14 at 11 a.m.

For more information on this event contact Diane Belden at 419-967-0650 or Reggie Langford at 419-265-0573.

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Port Clinton wins first two league games

Playing an inexperienced Margaretta club, Port Clinton took advantage and defeated the Polar Bears in convincing fashion, 65-25, in their first conference game of the season.

The Redskins, who led 35-18 at halftime, controlled the contest throughout. Emily Ashley led the way with 17 points and Tiffany Colston and Hope Thorbahn finished with 16 and 13 points, respectively. 

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Redskins rally, hold off Rockets late

Despite a poor first quarter that saw them score just four points, the Port Clinton Redskins rallied to defeat their arch-rival Oak Harbor 47-44 on Friday night.

Trailing 19-16 at halftime, Port Clinton (3-0, 1-0 SBC) took control of the game by outscoring the Rockets (1-2, 0-1 SBC) 23-8 in the third quarter to take a 39-27 lead heading into the final period. Stefan Daniels and Tytan Rumball led the way, scoring 18 of the team’s 23 points in the quarter.

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Waldo Pepper’s announces Nathan Gonyer as Executive Chef

Mike Miller, owner of Waldo Pepper’s, is proud to announce Nathan Gonyer as Executive Chef as of Dec, 9. Waldo Pepper’s has served the area for over four years, developing a reputation of great food all year round. Miller says that Gonyer will “expand upon our traditional favorites and make Waldo Pepper’s ‘the place to dine’.”

As a formally trained chef, Gonyer has worked with some of the top chefs in the world and has learned to mix old school and new school cooking to make his food flavorful and eye appealing. He has served as Sous Chef at both the Las Vegas Palace Station and the Las Vegas Palms Hotel.

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The evolution of Evolved

Hairstylist and Owner Lori Hornung

Lori Hornung and husband Richard have completely renovated 2108 East Harbor Rd. and have created Evolved Salon Studios. In an innovative business technique, Lori has created mini, individual salons within Evolved; Lori is the landlord and the stylists are the tenants. There are three stylist rooms and two nail rooms with handicap accessible rooms available. All stylists work their own hours and are able to set their own prices.

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Vote for Your Favorite Tree in Gift of Lights

Local businesses and organizations are competing to win the 2013 Gift of Lights for the best-decorated tree.  Christmas Trees located at Adams Street Park in downtown historic Port Clinton.  The proceeds from the 2013 Gift of Lights goes to the Oak House as selected by the 2012 winner (Port Clinton Artists Club).  The donations will determine this year’s winner. 

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The Compassionate Friends of Ottawa County light candles to remember

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) of Ottawa County participated in the 17th Annual Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting. Around the world families and friends who have suffered the loss of a child lit candles for one hour to honor the memory of those lost. The event is believed to be the largest mass candle lighting in the world.

“For those whose light burnt brightly yet briefly;” President of TCF of Ottawa County Roseann Hickman said before the ceremony, “we shine these lights in memory of our children.”

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R.C. Waters Elementary Celebrates Fall Festival

Nathan, Austin and Kayden show off their owl creations

Third graders at R.C. Waters Elementary in Oak Harbor celebrated autumn with a fall festival Friday, Nov. 1. The five third grade classes moved through the stations during the afternoon with the help of many parent volunteers. Students worked together to stuff a scarecrow, play a game of corn hole, create a unique owl, play fall bingo and enjoy a tasty snack.

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Oak Harbor Chamber presents Olde Fashion Christmas Celebration

Jade and Mason Zervas with Santa

On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce in support of the Portage Fire Station put on an Olde Fashion Christmas Celebration for the village of Oak Harbor. Families headed to the Portage Fire Station to enjoy cookies, hot chocolate, a secret gift shop, A Charlie Brown Christmas movie and Santa. Throughout the event about 250 children came through the firehouse to partake in the holiday festivities.

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