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Library gets Early Literacy Station

Ida Rupp Public Library and Erie Islands Library announce the acquisition of the Early Literacy Station, a complete educational solution loaded with 50 educational software titles for kids ages 2–10 in the English edition and over 50 in the Bilingual Spanish edition. The Early Literacy Station offers children a safe, standalone computer not connected to the Internet that is age-appropriate, engaging and academically relevant for children. The ELS has a colorful keyboard and tiny mouse to promote easy learning and discovery.


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County honors 2012 Senior Hall of Fame recipients

The 2012 Ottawa County Senior Hall of Fame Awards were presented to the awardees during the annual Senior Day celebration at Camp Perry on Wednesday, May 9. Recipients received a plaque commemorating their service to the seniors of Ottawa County. The recipients for this year’s award include: Shirley Pryor representing the Danbury Senior Center; Barbara Magsig, representing the Elmore Golden Oldies Senior Center; Bernice Runner, representing the Genoa Senior Center; June Kwaitkowski, representing Port Clinton Senior Center; and Anne Parker, representing the Put-in-Bay Senior Center. This year, two seniors who were very active in the Harbor Lights Senior Center in Oak Harbor were also honored.
Dianne Mortensen, Executive Coordinator of Ottawa County Senior Resources, presented the awards and read the following information about the recipients:

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Planting Peace at Perry’s monument next weekend

In collaboration with the island tradition of celebrating the Canadian holiday of Queen Victoria Day, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial will hold its “Planting the Seeds of Peace,” event on Saturday, May 19. This is an annual event held at Perry’s Victory that marks the opening of the summer season as we join the island community in the long held tradition of observing Queen Victoria Day through planting, beautifying and preparing for the upcoming tourist season and events. This special day is reserved for planting the Peace Garden which welcomes visitors and stands as a commemoration of the long-lasting peace between Canada, Great Britain and the United States.

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