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Ferguson Gallery holds open house to celebrate new Ferguson-Fenton Artistic Bead

One year ago in Marblehead, marked a historic event as Ferguson Gallery and the Fenton Glass Company collaborated on a hand-crafted, artistic glass bead.  The significance of the creative collaboration is rooted in a century-old tale of American craftsmanship. Fenton Glass Company, established in 1905, created a glass product that would compete with Tiffany and Steuben all while making products unique to the company and to Ohio as well.  Ferguson Gallery, having its own rich history, is another Ohio glass producer known for creating world class originals which have been enjoyed in many countries across the globe.

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Exotic Birds at Otterbein

Laura Miller of Nature View Exotic Bird Aviaries shares information about the birds to two Otterbein North Shore residents.

People of all ages came to greet the new arrivals at Otterbein North Shore on Tuesday, August 5, when a variety of colorful finches were delivered by Laura Miller of Nature View Exotic Bird Aviaries in Fremont.  Fourteen birds will make the Otterbein aviary their home.  Supported entirely by donations, including from the Marblehead Bank, every day more than 40 -50 people will be able to view, relax and enjoy exotic birds in their own habitat, while delighting in the beauty of baby bird hatchings.

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Halupki’s Craft Fest takes place during Halupki Festival Aug. 17

Herman Halupki’s Craft Fest will take place on Sunday, August 17. The event, now in its fifth year, features over 30 vendors offering a variety of primarily hand-crafted items, including jewelry, glassware, prints, honey, metal yard art, candles, soaps, handbags, pottery, and more.

The Craft Fest is part of the famous Halupki Festival, the 58th annual celebration of Carpatho-Russian foods and music presented by Holy Assumption Orthodox Church, 114 East Main Street in Marblehead. The festival hours are 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., and the Craft Fest will be open the entire time. Admission to the festival and craft fest is free of charge. 

As an additional attraction, Marblehead’s many unique shops and galleries will be open during the festival, and are within easy walking distance from the festival grounds.

For more information on either the craft fest or the Halupki Festival, call 419-625-1040, or visit the Facebook page: Holy Assumption Halupki Festival.

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