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North Coast Concert Band performing at Wolcott Keeper’s House

North Coast Band performance at Wolcott Keeper's House in 2012.

Stirring band music and an ice cream social will bring the best of summer to the Wolcott Keeper's House, 9999 E. Bayshore Road, Marblehead this Saturday, July 12.  The 65 member North Coast Concert Band is returning for a 2 p.m. performance in the natural amphitheater behind the 1820's stone home of the first keeper of the Marblehead Lighthouse.  

Ice cream and desserts will be available in the Museum/Gift Shop adjacent to the House.  Bring a folding chair or blanket, and enjoy live music and sweet treats in the peaceful, historic setting.  Docent guided tours of the historic home begin at 11 a.m., and food service starts at noon.  Parking and restroom facilities are on site.  The Keeper's House is located 2 1/2 miles southwest of the Marblehead Lighthouse.

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Fr. Ring retires from St. Joseph Parish

Don and Pat Wales, long-time parishioners at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marblehead, greet retiring pastor Fr. Dan Ring at the reception following his last Mass as pastor Sunday morning. Photo by John Schaffner

Fr. Dan Ring, who has served a total of 46 years with the Diocese of Toledo, is retiring. Fr. Ring has served as pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Marblehead for 7 years. The following is a statement he gave to his parish on his leaving:

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Quartermania at Marblehead VFW

The Marblehead Ladies VFW Aux. is holding a fun, fundraising event on Sunday, Juny 29. Quartermania is a unique way to have lots of fun and win wonderful prizes. The auction begins at 1 p.m. and the enterance fee is $5 which includes one paddle. Vendors include Miche Purses, 31 Bags, Origami Owl, Scentsy and A Simple. 

Doors open at noon with lunch available. For more information, call Deb Garrard at 419-304-6184.

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