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Port Clinton’s first Christkindl Markt

We believe that the health and welfare of our communities is dependent upon the success of the arts. Art is not a frivolous endeavor, it is essential to the human creative spirit.

The history and traditions of Christmas in Germany are rich and varied.  Some of our more popular songs such as "Silent Night" originated in Germany.  The name we often use for Santa Claus, Kris Kringle, was created from "Christ Child".  From this evolved one of the best loved traditions in Germany, the Christkindl Markt, an outdoor Christmas Market which is an annual festival in German culture.

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ICS had a Boo-tiful Day

Along with Miss Mary Heschel and Miss Michelle Wojociechowski, the 4 year olds in the morning ICS Preschool class show off their costumes.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the Immaculate Conception School hallways were a little bit spookier as the many ghosts, pirates, and witches made their way around through the classrooms. Lucky for everyone, there were plenty of superheroes there as well to save the day. Immaculate Conception Preschool held its annual Halloween party on Wednesday the 30th and Thursday the 31st and the highlight, as always, was the costume parade through the building. 

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Holiday Bureau asking for your support

The Ottawa County Holiday Bureau is once again preparing for its 51st year serving the Community.  The Holiday Bureau has always had a strong base of support from individuals, schools, churches and businesses and we hope that legacy will continue this year.  During the Christmas season, the Holiday Bureau makes preparations to help individuals and families in need in Ottawa County.  Assistance from the community is essential by donating food, toys and money.

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Ottawa County Health Department 2013 Awards of Merit in Environmental Health

Pictured left to right: John Harmon (Chippewa Golf Course) Sharon Dell and Judy Wheeler (Otterbein Northshore Retirement Community) Pete Spieldenner (Board of Health President)

Since 1983, the Ottawa County Board of Health has presented Awards of Merit to those licensed operations in Ottawa County which have maintained a high degree of sanitation and safety.

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Thank you HallowRead

The Ida Rupp Public Library would like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations of candy and money that allowed for a successful and fun HallowRead program this year: Frisch’s; Gilbert Heating and Air Conditioning; Dr. Felbinger of Lake Erie Family Eye Care; Walmart; United Way; Cleaner and Dryer; Brady Electric; Bergman’s Orchards (Rt. 53); Port Clinton Hardware; McCarthy’s; and Masonry Construction. Children and caregivers participated in the Spooky Goofy Halloween Magic Show with Rodger Dodger and Katie Bee. Halloween safety was presented in a fun and magical way that allowed for much laughter and excitement. Over 150 people attended the program. Each child left with a full bag of goodies that were made possible by the donations by the above businesses and many of our generous patrons. 

Thank you to all for helping us with our annual HallowRead program.

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Ribbon Cutting held at Lake Disposal

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Lake Disposal located at 2669 E. Harbor Road (SR 163) in Port Clinton, recognizing their commitment to cancer awareness.  Lake Disposal hosted their “Open the Door to Find a Cure” event on Oct. 31.  $5 for every pink tote is donated to the American Cancer Society.  For more information, call 877-582-6800.

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Magruder extends Celebrating the Seasons reservation deadline

Magruder Hospital’s Nutrition Department is hosting their “Celebrating the Seasons” Diabetic Event on Thursday, Nov. 7th at 5:30 p.m. in the Conference Center.  And in order to reach out to as many individuals as possible, they are extending the RSVP deadline to Tuesday, Nov. 5th.  Cost is $8.50 and you can RSVP by paying at the Fulton Street Cafe by the new Nov. 5th deadline.  

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