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The Maiden Voyage of Onward

03-03-2015 Hits:89 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

The Maiden Voyage of Onward

A model of Onward made by Jim Robenalt of Tiffin. A story about Matthews Boat Company and a journey around The Great Loop On Sunday, March 1, Bob Reynolds, in association with...

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Burn, Snowman, Burn!!

28-02-2015 Hits:1138 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Burn, Snowman, Burn!!

One of the Norman the Snowman creators, Lenny Kromer, raises his arms in the air and flames rise into the sky. On Saturday, February 28, the inaugural Burning Snowman Festival took...

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Matthews Boat Company presentation by Bo…

28-02-2015 Hits:440 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Matthews Boat Company presentation by Bob Reynolds

In 1890, Scott J. Matthews founded the Matthews Boat Company in Bascom, Ohio.  Fifteen years later, in 1900, Matthews designed and built a 70-foot yacht.  This vessel was capable of...

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Prescribed burns set to clear invasive plants

Have you been noticing giant black plumes of smoke in the sky around Lake Erie lately? The local Pheasants Forever chapter and the Ottawa Soil & Water Conservation District have been conducting prescribed burns as a fundamental part of the Lake Erie Cooperative Weed Management Area program. This program aims to protect, restore, and enhance the Western Lake Erie Basin landscape and wetlands by coordinating efforts to identify, prevent and control invasive species.

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Obama makes stops in Ottawa County

President Barack Obama made two unannounced stops in Ottawa County Thursday during the first day of his “Betting on America” bus tour.
Valerie Winterfield was at Kozy Corners with her kids on Thursday when Secret Service agents announced the President’s plan to stop there for lunch. She said they searched the restaurant and the diners and brought a dog through to sweep the place. Then in walked the President.
“He sat down and ate lunch right next to us,” she said. “He was really down to earth. Almost to the point where you didn’t realize it was the President.”
According to Winterfield, nobody talked politics but instead Obama patiently made his way to everyone in the restaurant, shaking hands, posing for pictures and asking the locals how the summer was going. He even shared his pie with Winterfield’s 8-year-old son, Mason.

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Summerfest kicks off Friday in Marblehead

The First Annual Marblehead Summerfest will include a full schedule of activities. The fun-filled event will take place in James Park, Marblehead, and will begin Friday, July 6 and end on Sunday, July 8.

 

D&R Shows will bring in 10-14 amusement rides. There will be rides for everyone including kiddie rides and high thrill rides. They will also bring a midway of games and prizes.

 

Bar-B-Que Traveler will prepare chicken and ribs at the shelter house. Carry-out will be available. Other foods will include summertime favorites such as: brats and sauerkraut, hot dogs, pierogi, French fries, nachos, funnel cakes, fried cheese, cotton candy, hand-dipped corndogs, taffy and more.

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