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Peninsula Community Good Friday service

All are invited to the annual Community Good Friday Service for the Peninsula which will be held March 29, 12-1 p.m., at Lakeside United Methodist Church..  A free-will offering for the Danbury Food Pantry will be received.  Food items are also welcome.  Participating in this ecumenical worship are Rev. Dr. Kurt Burows, Resurrection Lutheran Church; Rev. Robert Butcher; Rev. Kay Cox, First United Church of Christ;  Very Rev. Bryan Eyman, St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church; Rev. Brad Hall, Chapel on the Lake, Rev. Dan Ring, St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church;  Rev. Marvin Rettig, Chaplain, Danbury Twp. Fire Dept.;  Rev. Vern Shepherd, Lakeside United Methodist Church; Rev. Chris Young, St. John & St. Paul Lutheran Churches.  This worship experience is sponsored by the Danbury Ministerial.

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Fire Hydrants being flushed

Beginning Monday, April 8, through Friday, April 19, the Ottawa County Sanitary Engineering Department will be flushing fire hydrants. The flushing will commence in southern Portage and Danbury Townships continuing into the remainder of Portage Township, Catawba Island, Erie, Bay, Harris and Salem Townships. Customers may experience short-term, temporary discoloration of the water in areas near the flushing activity. Check the water for discoloration before use. Be advised that the water will be safe for consumption.  If you have any questions, call the Sanitary Engineering Department at 419-734-6725.

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TriMotor Pilots reunion held at Liberty Aviation Museum

On Wednesday, March 20, the Tin Goose Chapter 1247 held its regular monthly meeting at Liberty Aviation Museum and invited five former Island Airlines pilots to present a program on their experiences of flying for the airline. It was a spontaneous evening filled with camaraderie, friendship and laughter with some of the old stories and “hangar flying” that abounded. They told of flying with all sorts of freight, including tombstones. “If you could get it in the door, then it would fly,” was the motto. There were also days of weather, but the old Fords still flew. One pilot related that in 10 years of flying, he had only one day of bad weather causing a delay.

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Annual walleye migration underway on Maumee and Sandusky rivers

The annual appearance of migrating walleye in the Maumee and Sandusky rivers brings fantastic spring fishing opportunities, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

An annual phenomenon in northwest Ohio occurs each spring when a portion of Lake Erie’s walleye population moves up the Maumee and Sandusky rivers to spawn. Although the fish caught represent a small portion of all Lake Erie walleye, the run brings hundreds of thousands of fish within casting distance of eager shore anglers.

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Volleyball benefit held at Port Clinton Middle School

Thursday evening a volleyball benefit was held at the Port Clinton Middle School. Teams composed of players from United Way, RVI and Ottawa County Department of Developmental Disabilities enjoyed some friendly competition and entertained their supporters and community members. Raffles and refreshments were also available.

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Lake Erie Birding Trail comes alive during spring migration

Spring migration will bring millions of birds to Ohio in the coming months, and the Lake Erie Birding Trail offers a great opportunity to view many rare and exciting species, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

The Lake Erie Birding Trail encompasses the Ohio shoreline and inland areas from Conneaut in the east to Toledo in the west. More than 80 primary birding sites are highlighted along the trail, which is divided into seven loops: Ashtabula, Cleveland, Huron and Lorain, Sandusky Bay, the Lake Erie Islands, the western Lake Erie marshes and the Oak Openings. The sites within each loop are similar in habitat and landscape. People can visit the entire trail in one trip or explore the trail loop by loop.

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Veterans Service Commission meeting change

The Ottawa County Veterans Service Commission has changed their second March meeting date from March 28th to March 21st.  The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. All Commission meetings are conducted at the Veterans Memorial Building.

The Ottawa County Veterans Office is located at 8444 W State Route 163, Oak Harbor and can be reached by phone at 419 898-2089.

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Tomi Johnson honored as the 'Very Best of the Best.'

Tomi Johnson, Broker Associate with Howard Hanna Real Estate, was again named the “Very Best of the Best” of Howard Hanna for 2012, which honors the top 1% Sales Associates in the company and honors the finest in the real estate industry. .Additionally, this group received the 2012 National Sales Excellence Award from the Realty Alliance, signifying that they are among the top agents in that prestigious group of Independent Brokers.

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Stein Hospice needs special event volunteers

As a non-profit agency, Stein Hospice’s fundraising calendar is packed with many activities, including golf outings, 5K races, pet expo and other events held throughout the year. They have need of a cadre of committed volunteers to ensure the events are successful.

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Square Dance benefit at Ole Zim’s

The Woodmore Athletic Boosters are hosting a square dance on Friday, March 29, from 7-11:30 p.m. at Old Zim’s Wagon Shed, Fremont. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 per person. A purchased ticket includes entry to the dance, snacks, soft drinks (BYOB if desired) and an entry into a raffle for a flat screen television. The dance will feature music by the Legacy II Band, raffles for items like a Kindle Fire, a portable GPS, and a Blue Ray player, and wagering with a Big Six Wheel and poker tables. Proceeds will benefit the Booster’s scholarship fund.

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