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Sound Off — June 7

Make a difference
A big HSOC thanks goes to the employees of Key Bank for stopping by the Humane Society on May 24 and helping out for their “Neighbors Make The Difference” program. In addition to playing with the animals, the employees walked dogs, brushed cats and helped with some of the general cleaning. They paused a minute to pose with one of the shelter members, Wiggins. Pictured from left to right are: Jackie Sabo, Diane Bascone, Amy Wither, Stephani Preston, Barb Hope and Tim Ott. The animals really appreciated your efforts!
Humane Society of Ottawa County

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Relay For Life starts Friday

This is the big weekend! The Ottawa County Relay for Life begins at 6 p.m. Friday, June 8 , and lasts until noon Saturday, June 9. So much is planned for those 18 exciting hours at the Oak Harbor High School Athletic Field.  
With a Disney-themed — “When You Wish Upon A Cure” — the planning committee created themed laps along with some traditional favorites for the 18 registered teams. All survivors are invited to the Dessert Reception in the Auxiliary gym from 4:30 to 4:45 p.m. T-shirts and goodie bags will be available here also.  

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Register for Chamber’s Classic Car Show

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 19th annual Classic Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, in downtown Port Clinton. The Jerry Lippus Memorial Car Show is named in honor of Jerry Lippus, “Mr. Downtown,” who organized the event before passing away in November 2007 from cancer.
Cars, trucks and bikes from virtually every era and every make will be on display on Madison Street. Proud owners will be polishing their vehicles and waxing eloquently about the history and renovations of their unique vehicles.  A DJ will be playing your favorites from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A 50/50 drawing will be held every hour beginning at 11 a.m. and door prizes every hour beginning at 11:30 a.m.

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Big plans in little Marblehead

The historic village of Marblehead is bringing back “Olde Fashioned Days” on Saturday, June 16 — a villagewide celebration of Marblehead’s old world heritage sponsored by local merchants.
Activities starting at 10 a.m. are along Main Street and include a vintage-antique car show and an Olde Fashioned Street Fair hosted by the village's unique shops. Top-notch guest artists and crafters will be demonstrating and selling their creations in front of many of the shops.
The “Recycled” Barbershop Quartet, with more than 50 years of combined experience, will perform from 12:30 to 6 p.m. in various locations along Main Street, starting at the Village Clipper barbershop. Also performing will be an orchestra comprised of faculty and students from the Terra College of Music playing hits of the ’20s through the ’40s.
Local restaurants, ranging from Cuban cooking to down-home meals, will be providing specials and other vendors will offer festival foods along Main Street.

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Local to perform at Riverfront Live!

Check out Jerry Davenport live at the season’s first Riverfront Live! under the canopy on North Jefferson Street. The free summer concert series is held on Friday evenings in downtown Port Clinton. The Portage River is the backdrop for some fantastic entertainers.

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Spencer joins Ottawa County Health Dept.

The Ottawa County Health Department has welcomed Jessica Spencer, of Port Clinton, to its nursing staff. Spencer began work Feb. 21, concentrating her efforts in the home health care division.
“I love the elderly, geriatric patients,” said Spencer, noting regular visits can often forge special bonds.
Diane Kokinda, Director of Nursing, said Spencer underwent an orientation period in which she was teamed with a fellow registered nurse. She now makes the health care visits on her own.
Spencer’s position with the health department is part-time. She divides her time between the health department and duties in the labor and delivery unit at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky. Previously, she also worked at Bellevue Hospital and Bay Park Community Hospital.

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JAM Festival comes to PC

Terra State Community College presents a unique festival experience to Northwest Ohio on June 15-16.
With the launch of Terra’s new Jazz and American Music Studies degree program in the fall, this new summer festival celebrates American music styles from 1920-today with featured bands from around the area and numerous guest artists.

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Local author on hand for book signing

Marblehead resident Nelda “Nel” Adcock will hold a book signing for her recently published children’s book, “My Firelands Adventure,” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Wolcott Keeper’s House, 9999 Bayshore Road, Marblehead.
Adcock was inspired to write the book while volunteering at the Keeper’s House annex and gift shop, and enjoying the aroma of apple scones being prepared next door on the Keeper’s House fireplace by fellow docent Ray Machar. She wove the idea of the tempting aroma into a story about Selima Wolcott, Benajah Wolcott’s younger daughter, and a young Indian boy. Selima, who was unhappy about leaving her home and friends in Connecticut to go to the wild Firelands frontier, meets the young boy and shares an adventure. She learns a few things along the way, as will Nel’s young readers — the retired teacher admits hiding many interesting facts in the story.

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Log Cabin series begins

The Oak Harbor Log Cabin entertainment series kicks off June 10 with a performance by Legacy 2. The village band is made up of Steve Bast, Donnie Ray Crozier and Jerry and Marie Wittman. Join in for a little Motown, rock and country music.
A history lesson will start at 5:15 p.m. on the porch of the cabin, given by Frank Gluth, John Liske and Richard Martin. The band will take the stage from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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A Building of Memories

On May 20, nearly 380 people wandered the halls of Carroll School reminiscing about days gone by, sharing a laugh or meeting up with some old classmates.Commissioner Jim Sass presents Principal Judy Peters with a proclamation designating May 20, 2012, as “Carroll School Day” in Ottawa County.
“I never expected this many to come out,” said School Secretary Linda Dick. “It was so nice to see all the familiar faces coming through the doors.”
The school hosted its “A Building of Memories” which was kicked off by Jennie Dornbusch, graduate of the school. Ottawa County Commissioner Jim Sass presented a Proclamation to Principal Judy Peters. Children from the school sang “America the Beautiful” (which was also sung at the 1939 dedication) under the direction of Jackie Seibert. Before traveling the halls, Ashley Auger, accompanied by Bonnie Daniels, sang the Carroll School Alma Mater.

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