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Local celebrities dance to raise money f…

28-11-2014 Hits:158 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Local celebrities dance to raise money for CASA

L to R: Lisa Ramsey, Gabe Below, Mary Ann Snider, Jamie Fletcher, Larry Fletcher, Jaclyn Favro, Tomi Johnson, Paula Fox Ferguson, Craig Olszewski, Diane Ball, Austin Short, Kendra German and...

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Thank you Mike and Ginger Schenk

25-11-2014 Hits:180 Sound Off  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Thank you Mike and Ginger Schenk

Stein Hospice would like to thank Mike and Ginger Schenk, the Catawba Island Club and all those who have joined us for one of the events benefiting Stein Hospice patients...

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USA Today’s names Magee Marsh Best Birdw…

24-11-2014 Hits:223 Ottawa Outdoors  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

USA Today’s names Magee Marsh Best Birdwatching Area

Black throated blue warbler by Brian Zwiebel USA Today’s 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest asked people to select from a long list of birdwatching areas and select their favorite. After...

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Magee Marsh holiday open house

The 8th annual holiday open house at Magee Marsh will be held on Sunday, December 7, from noon until 4 p.m.   The event is sponsored by the Friends of Magee Marsh and is held at the Bird Center.  Magee Marsh is located at 13229 West State Route 2 near Oak Harbor.   There is no admission charge.

Local vendors, with a variety of items for sale, will be available for your shopping pleasure.  All purchases can be gift wrapped free of charge.   There will also be cookies, fudge, nuts, and other goodies available for purchase.   All regular merchandise in the Gift Shop will be sold at a 20% discount.  One of a kind hand painted bird Christmas ornaments will be available. 

Free food will be offered to all guests who can also enjoy the warm fire and the sounds of live music provided by Twisted Strands.  There will also be activities for kids and festive holiday decorations to see.

Ottawa National Wildlife Area and Black Swamp Bird Observatory will also be holding their Open Houses at the same time.  Come to all three and have your name entered into a free drawing for a gift basket.

Further info on the Friends of Magee Marsh Website friendsofmageemarsh.org or find us on Facebook.

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Benefit dinner for Dale Jess

On Saturday, December 6, a benefit dinner is being held at Community Market VFW Memorial Hall, 251 W. Main Street, Oak Harbor, from 4-11 p.m. Dale has been in and out of the hospital for the last six months and have lost roughly 100 pounds. Right now, the family has a possible diagnosis on what is happening with Dale, but more tests need to be done to make a definite diagnosis.

The event will benefit Dale Jess, his wife Michelle and their children Cora and Brenden. The organizers of this event are looking for family, friends and the community to come out and support this family through their difficult time.

Presale tickets are being sold at The Cure (9849 W SR 163, Oak Harbor), The Country Keg (1790 N. Walker St., Graytown) and Family Hair Center (212 W. Water Street, Oak Harbor). Tickets are $10. Tickets are also available at the door and include Grandma’s Backyard BBQ (dine in or carry out), bake sale, auctions, raffles and entertainment. Monetary donations will also be accepted by the family.

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Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce Olde Fashioned Christmas Celebration

On Saturday, December 6, at 4:15 p.m. Santa’s friends from the Portage District Fire Department will be guiding him through the streets of the Village as he announces his arrival to open the holiday season.

At 5 p.m. Santa will arrive at the Log Cabin to light the Village Christmas Tree and to visit with the children.

Each child will have the opportunity to share their Christmas wish list with Santa at the Log Cabin.  After their visit with Santa the children will then receive Santa Bucks and be able to shop for two free gift items for their loved ones from several businesses in downtown. There will be 8 businesses open that night and parents will receive a punch card. When customers visit all 8 participating stores they can get their card punched and it can be entered in a drawing for a $100 gift certificate.

After the children have purchased their gifts they may proceed to Portage Fire Station for cookies and cocoa and parents can turn in their entries for the drawing. These activities will be available from 5-7 p.m.

Santa will also be at the Log Cabin from 6-8 p.m on Dec 12 and 19.

For more information, please contact the Oak Harbor Chamber office at 419-898-0479.

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