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Parade of Homes party

In preparation for the fifth annual Catawba-Marblehead Parade of Homes, the annual Kickoff Party will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at Crow’s Nest on Ohio 269 north of Ohio 163 in Danbury Township. The event will be a wine tasting featuring many local and international wines as well as heavy hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at The Beacon, Minuteman Press, Crow’s Nest, Mon Ami, Crabby Joes and Salvation Army, the beneficiary of the fundraiser. Pictured here are the principal organizers: John Schaffner (left), publisher of The Beacon; Jennifer Bailey, manager at Crow's Nest; and Maureen Saponari, director of the Salvation Army in Ottawa County.

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Healthy Lake Erie Fund signed into law

Rep. Randy Gardner’s efforts to fight Lake Erie algae problems received a major boost Monday when Gov. John Kasich signed legislation that includes Gardner’s $3 million Healthy Lake Erie Fund.
“I’m pleased to have Governor Kasich’s support for the Healthy Lake Erie Fund, and to have bipartisan backing to begin to attack this environmental and economic challenge facing our region,” Gardner said. 
There has been growing concern by travel and tourism-related businesses that the worsening algae problem in Lake Erie is impacting the region’s economy and forcing higher unemployment.   

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UnLaBeLeD performs at Riverfront Live!

This Friday, the audience at Riverfront Live! will welcome UnLaBeLeD at 6:30 p.m. under the canopy at North Jefferson Street.
UnLaBeLeD is an alternative/punk band from Marblehead. David Gast and Corbin Rickard on guitar and brothers Matt Pusateri (drums) and Ben Pusateri (vocals) combined their talents to start the band in November 2011. After their first live performance in January 2012, Cooper Eller (bass) joined the group to fill out the lineup.
The band has since played for several occasions and at many venues in Northwest Ohio, as well as competing in local Battle of the Bands competitions. Recently, they were voted into the Ohio Bike Week Battle of the Bands. At the end of the battle, UnLaBeLeD was crowned as the fan vote winner, which secured them the opportunity to open for 7Mary3.

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