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Peregrine falcon chicks banded at the Ottawa County Court House

Pictured: Bob Ford and Jennifer Norris from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources with the help of Clare Pollick, a North Carolina resident who was visiting her grandparents.

On Friday, June 20, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources banded four peregrine falcon chicks that are living in the tower of the Ottawa County Court House. The chicks are banded at three weeks old, their current age, because their legs don’t grow any wider.

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Downtown Oak Harbor Farmers’ Market

The first Downtown Oak Harbor Farmers’ Market of the season will be held on Saturday. June 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Log Cabin Park on North Church Street. Along with farm fresh produce, farm market vendors can also provide quality poultry products, fresh baked goods, herbs, fresh cut flowers, all types of plants, fruit, cider, handmade crafts, garden décor, antiques, art, music, jewelry and gourmet food items. 

There is still vendor space available. Those interested in being a vendor should call the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce at 419-898-0479 for more information or visit the chamber of commerce website for an application at oakharborohio.net.

 

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Fowl Foolers teams up with “The Outdoor Option” TV Show

Fowl Foolers, a company that prides itself on producing high quality, American Made outdoor products, has joined forces with The Outdoor Option to help continue to bring its national audience exciting outdoor adventures. The Outdoor Option puts you on the edge of your seat as you follow this father, son, and daughter trio. Proud father Dan Reaser leads his 21 year old son, Danny, and 16 year old daughter, Shannon, on the adventures.

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Torch Run lights up downtown Port Clinton

Residents and supporters lined the streets in downtown Port Clinton Sunday, June 22, for the leg of the Ohio Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. This is the third year for the event after a 20 year break in our area. The run went from Jefferson Street Pier, to Fourth Street, Fourth to Madison and ended up at the Knights of Columbus on Perry Street.

14 Special Olympic athletes from Ottawa County participated in the Torch Run along with 5 law enforcement officers and 3 200th Red Horse members. There were also civilians that joined the run along the route.

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Parade of Homes this Saturday and Sunday

The Catawba Marblehead Parade of Homes starts Saturday, June 28, and runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and continues on Sunday, June 29, 12-4 p.m. Visit homes.thebeacon.net for more information and to see the locations on the tour. A special Parade of Homes insert will be distributed in the June 26 edition of The Beacon and will be available to pick up at The Beacon office on Wednesday afternoon, June 25.

There will also be a Parade of Homes kick off party on Thursday, June 26, at Mon-Ami from 5-7 p.m.

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United Way Announces LIVE UNITED 2020

United Way of Greater Toledo put a stake in the ground and announced five year goals titled LIVE UNITED 2020. The goals were co-created by the community from hundreds of conversations over the past few years with community members, volunteers, key stakeholders, and the significant input of business, nonprofit, government and labor. LIVE UNITED 2020 provides a strong focus to measure and track progress and results for the entire community in Lucas, Wood, and Ottawa Counties.

LIVE UNITED 2020 goals will drive the strategies and resources of United Way of Greater Toledo in the following areas of education, income and health.

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GPCAAC holds Arts & Crafts festival

Over 70 vendors participated in the annual GPCAAC Arts & Crafts festival held Saturday, June 14, at Lakeview Park. The event is usually held downtown, but the GPCAAC decided to hold it at Lakeview Park this year.

“Having the festival at Lakeview Park allows us to have more room, more shade and room for expansion,” said committee member Paul Berndt. “There is also more parking and it is nice to be right across from the lake.”

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Fishing with the Women in Conservation

The Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District, in cooperation with Tibbels Marina, is offering a special opportunity for women to take a chartered fishing trip out of Lakeside Marblehead. The trip will be held on Wednesday, July 16, from 5-9 p.m.  

 

Fishing poles and bait will be provided, as well as a boxed diner for the 4 hour fishing trip.  A fishing license will be required for the trip and are available for purchase at Tibbels Marina or at many other locations in the county.  A one day fishing license costs $11 and a resident fishing license is $19 (if you are 66 or older than the cost is $10).

 

The cost to attend the Fishing Trip for Women in Conservation is $35.  To reserve your spot for this evening of fun, fishing, and friends, please call 419-898-1595.

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