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Deck the Halls Christmas Open House at Otterbein North Shore

A Christmas open house will be held at Otterbein North Shore Senior Lifestyle Community on Saturday, Dec. 14th from 2-4 p.m. Executive Chef Ron LaPointe will create an amazing buffet of savories and sweets of the season, along with an afternoon of music, holiday decorations and a nativity walk. The decorated model patio home will be open for visitors.  No reservations are necessary, but if you need more information about the event, call Jo Ann Franks at 419-798-8254.  

Additional information regarding Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices is available at www.otterbein.org or by calling 1-888-513-9131.

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Oak Harbor American Legion provides meal for veterans and community

The Oak Harbor American Legion provided a Thanksgiving meal that was not only served to the veterans of the area but to community members as well. Tom Decant, organizer of the event, has been involved with the Thanksgiving meal for five years. People came from Oak Harbor, Port Clinton, Fremont and other surrounding areas to enjoy the meal. The American Legion also delivered meals to people who couldn’t make it in to the Legion Hall.

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Community thankful for meal at Trinity United Methodist Church

For over 20 years Trinity United Methodist Church has provided a free Thanksgiving meal to the community. The tradition was started by the Lions Club and the Methodist women. The tradition continues with contributions of time and donations from all over the community. Coordinator Ginna Fall said last year they served 370 people and this year she hopes to serve around 400. “The more people the better,” said Fall. “We would love to run out of food.” Karen Reed, who is the kitchen supervisor, kept the food moving.

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Santa Hustle at Cedar Point

2012 Santa Hustle (photo courtesy of Cedar Point)

On Sunday, Dec. 15, Cedar Point is hosting its second annual Santa Hustle half marathon and 5k. The event features a festive run though Cedar Point, holiday music, cookies and a post-race party. The 13.1 mile half marathon begins at 9 a.m. at Castaway Bay and is followed by a 3.1 mile race at 9:30 a.m. All participants receive a Santa hat, beard and customized dri-fit shirt to wear. Participants and spectators can also spread holiday cheer by donating unopened toys to the Toys for Tots boxes at the race. 

For more information or to register visit santahustle.com/cedar-point.

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National Art Instructor coming to Port Clinton

The Port Clinton Artists’ Club is sponsoring a three-day watercolor painting workshop at the Island House, 102 Madison St., featuring nationally known guest artist/instructor Mark Polomchak. The classes will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 11, 12 and 13. Polomchak’s teaching style is engaging and entertaining. He works step-by-step, so everyone will go home with a painting suitable for framing from each day of class, or Polomchak will frame it for students at the end of the day. Interested artists can view the class paintings at www.portclintonartistsclub.com where they’ll find the registration brochure under the “workshops/events” tab. This workshop is open to the public and the cost is $60 per day.  Seating is limited. For more information call Paula Hart at 419-734-5436.

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Holiday Breakfast with the Arts tickets on sale Dec. 2

The 12th Annual Holiday Breakfast with the Arts will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Port Clinton High School for Port Clinton City School District residents age 60 and older. Tickets are on sale beginning Dec. 2 at the high school office, Mary’s Blossom Shoppe, and Otto & Urban Greenhouse & Flower Shop until Dec. 13. The cost per ticket is $2 per person and includes the cost of breakfast. Advance ticket purchase is required. This popular event allows students to show their appreciation to older residents of the school district and showcase talented P.C.H.S. young artists and musicians.

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Farmer Brown’s Spice of Life

Tom Brown

There is a new all-natural, home-made food product being made in Port Clinton. Former Port Clinton Mayor Tom Brown and his brother Fred are producing, packaging and selling a 50-year-old family recipe. 

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