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Schultz breaks middle school diving reco…

26-12-2014 Hits:181 Sports  - avatar Rob Zajac

Schultz breaks middle school diving record

Alaina Schultz, 8th grader at Port Clinton Middle School, broke the school record for diving in route to winning the Middle School Diving Championships Friday, December 19. Alaina starting diving last...

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Santa flies into the Erie Ottawa Interna…

24-12-2014 Hits:217 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Santa flies into the Erie Ottawa International Airport

On Sunday, December 21, boys and girls across the area gathered at Erie Ottawa International Airport to watch Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves fly in. After their arrival, Mr...

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Second Street renovation plans discussed…

23-12-2014 Hits:284 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Second Street renovation plans discussed at public meeting

On Wednesday, December 17, the City of Port Clinton and members of Poggemeyer Design Group held a public meeting discussing the Second Street reconstruction project. The project extends two blocks...

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Schoonmaker and Warner: Twisted Sisters 

Stepping into the Twisted Sisters Gallery is like becoming the proverbial kid in the candy store. Everywhere you look there is another unique item. With a list of 39 contributing artists, Twisted Sisters has something for anyone on your Christmas shopping list.

Co-owners Sheri Warner and Donna Schoonmaker met over 8 years ago while working in the same real estate office. Fast becoming friends, they had many conversations about their mutual love of art, always ending up with we should open a gallery someday. When the perfect location in downtown Marblehead became available, they knew it was time. Sheri and Donna opened their small gallery in May of 2013 with just 7 artists.

True artists themselves, Donna has numerous water color paintings displayed. She specializes in birds and nature themes. Sheri is a repurposer and crafter, taking bits and pieces to create new items. Both ladies are also very happy to talk about the stories behind their artists and the one of a kind objects for sale.

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Marblehead VFW Danbury Football Banquet

By John Kozak

Row 1: James Dorko outstanding back & Shay Rickard sportsmanship award.  Row 2: Bryan Dudash Danbury head football coach, Bob Peroni Commander Marblehead VFW & Drew Davie Danbury athletic director.   Not Pictured: Mike Stys outstanding lineman.

The 69th annual Marblehead VFW-Danbury Football banquet was held Thursday evening November 13 at the Danbury St. Paul Lutheran social hall with fifteen varsity players attending with their fathers.  Pastor Chris Young delivered the invocation prior to the meal, which was prepared by the Lutheran Ladies and served by the Junior Varsity football team.  

Afterwards Danbury Athletic Director, Drew Davie, welcomed everyone and praised those who cooked the delicious dinner.  Head Coach Bryan Dudash went into detail about the dedication and hard work of the Laker football team in which the 3-7 record does not indicate that we were out-played in every game.  We were competitive in most of the games through good weather and bad and we have a starting point for next years returning players.  

Marblehead VFW Commander, Bob Peroni, emphasized the importance of not only playing football, but also other sports as a way of using teamwork in their future endeavors, no matter what career you choose in life.  Commander Peroni and Dave Groene distributed to the seniors their football portrait and the trophies to the award-winning athletes.  And a special thank-you must be given to Charlie Scott and St. Paul Lutheran church for collaborating with the Marblehead VFW to continue this long-standing tradition.

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Marblehead tree lighting, merchants’ open house kick off Christmas season

By Ron Royhab

Both the Village of Marblehead and the merchants along Main Street will be kicking off the Christmas holiday season on Thanksgiving weekend. 

The Marblehead Police Association's annual Christmas tree lighting celebration at James Park is Friday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m.  This popular community celebration includes free gifts for every child and bicycles to four lucky youngsters -- two girls and two boys -- as part of a free raffle. Last year, more than 100 youngsters turned out for the celebration.

Police Officer Loren Welch, who is planning the event with Officer Stacey Stetler, said Bryan Lucas and his street maintenance crew will soon be putting lights on the Christmas tree at the park.  On the evening of the event students from Danbury Elementary School will decorate the tree with ornaments they made in teacher Lea Mark's art class. When the tree is lit Santa will arrive in a village fire truck.  He will hear the children's wish lists, pass out candy and pose for pictures. 

The Lyons Club is providing Santa's visit again this year and there will be plenty of cookies provided by local residents and hot chocolate and other goodies supplied by the VFW.  And in the cold evening there will be a fire to keep you warm, officer Welsh said.

Another highlight of the evening will be Christmas Caroling under the direction of Ron Ossovicki, director of music at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Sheet music will be available to those who want to sing along with members of the church choir.

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