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Student designs winning logos

When Marblehead merchants started making plans to sponsor four big festivals along Main Street this season, they turned to Sande Measimer, who teaches art at the Danbury High School and Middle School, for some special help.
Grant McCallum, of Jodie McCallum & Company Fine Art Gallery, and secretary of the Marblehead Merchants Association, asked Measimer if any of her students would be interested in designing logos for the festivals. The idea was to involve young people in helping to promote their community.
Taylon Molnar, 15, who will be a high school sophomore next year, jumped at the chance. He’s an honor student and like everyone else in his family has a love for art. He submitted caricatures of four old-fashioned barbershop quartet singers and they were selected as the logo for Marblehead’s June 16 “Olde Fashioned Days” festival. Another caricature of a man alongside a variety of garage sale items will be the logo for the July 14 “Your Street to Main Street” festival — a village-wide garage sale along Main Street.

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'War is imminent' at Put-in-Bay

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial will host a “Mock Redeclaration of War” at 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, to kick off the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. The Memorial is also hosting a series of free activities highlighting this important historic anniversary, said Memorial Superintendent Blanca Alvarez Stransky.
On June 18, 1812, “an act declaring war between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Dependencies thereof and the United States of America and Their Territories” was approved by the Senate and the House of Representative of the United States of America.   “With the assistance of modern technology, on Monday, June 18, 2012, we will conduct a ‘mock redeclaration of war’ between our sister park, Signal Hill National Historic Site in Newfoundland, Canada, and Perry’s Victory marking the 200th Anniversary of the start of the War of 1812,” said Stransky.

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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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