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By D. R. Zavagno, chairman of the Perry Group's Bicentennial Committee

Some numbers and feedback are coming in from the Bicentennial. Lake Erie Living Magazine announced “It’s with confidence that we declare the commemoration of the War of 1812 the best event ever on Lake Erie.” 

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Adamov book signing at Twisted Sister Saturday

Put-in-Bay novelist Bob Adamov will be signing books at Twisted Sisters Gallery in downtown Marblehead (next to Avery's Cafe) on Saturday, Oct 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bob Adamov is an American mystery adventure writer whose stories are based in the Lake Erie South Bass Island resort town of Put-in-Bay, the “Key West of the Midwest.” His novels follow the adventures of Washington Post investigative reporter, Emerson Moore, and are written in the style of Adamov’s favorite author, Clive Cussler. Adamov was the featured author at the 2006 Ernest Hemingway Days’ Literary Festival in Key West and named 2010′s Writer of the Year by the University of Akron’s Wayne College.  His first novel, Rainbow’s End, was a finalist as the top fiction novel for the 2003 Great Lakes Book Award competition that was won by the Pulitzer Prize-winner, Middlesex.

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Dinner and Silent Auction to benefit: Donna Follman Scholarship Fund

There will be a dinner and silent auction to benefit the Donna Follman Scholarship Fund of the Ottawa County ARC. It will be held Sunday, Oct. 13 at The Elks Lodge, 231 Buckeye Boulevard, Port Clinton. 

The doors will open at 4 p.m.with dinner at 6 p.m. The Naked Bacon Band will be providing entertainment until 8 p.m. The ticket cost is $22.50 per person and includes a buffet dinner and beverages with a cash bar available. The Donna Follman Scholarship Fund assists families in Ottawa County with the cost of the summer enrichment program. This program provides continued summer learning and socialization for children with special needs. Generous donors have provided over 50 baskets of great items to be auctioned.  For tickets or more information, please contact Leslie Follman-Pollard at 419-307-3091.

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Customer Appreciation Day and Ribbon Cutting planned for Common Grounds

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Friday, Oct. 11 is “We Love Our Customers Day!” for Common Grounds located at 1848 E. Perry Street in the Sutton Center.  The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 10 a.m.  Common Grounds will be offering coffee tastings and free samples of delicious menu items.

Common Grounds is open from 7 a.m.to 3 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the weekends.

For more information, please visit www.commongroundspc.com or call 419-732-3777.

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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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