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A special boy who has touched a community is laid to rest

Friday morning Devin Kohlman was laid to rest after a beautiful, moving ceremony at Immaculate Conception Church in Port Clinton. Hundreds gathered for the services and by the beginning of the funeral there was standing room only. The ceremony began with Devin’s friends and football teammates filing down the aisle and taking a knee one last time for Devin. 

Scripture was read by family and close friends and then Father John Missler gave the eulogy. The Father spoke comforting words to those in attendance, saying that to grieve so whole-heartedly only means that we are full of love and compassion.

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Nutcracker being performed at Oak Harbor

The Magic of Christmas is in the air and The Nutcracker is a timeless classic and a symbol of the holiday season. A local production will be brought to life on Dec. 15 at the Oak Harbor High School Performing Arts Center. All seats are reserved and currently available for two show times, 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $9 each and available by calling 419-680-5554. 

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Island Safe Animal Sanctuary rescues NaNa

NaNa with Nancy Benevento-Brown at Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary

Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary at 360 E. State Street in Port Clinton rescued an older stray from the Westlake Police Department on Tuesday. "How can you say no?" said shelter CEO Nancy Benevento-Brown. “We named her NaNa and she is about 10 yrs old; only has 2 teeth. She weighs 8 lbs. and needs some weight. And she is blind and a little deaf. Her ears were filthy, and her nails were curled into the pads of her feet. She must have had a terrible flea infestation and is missing a lot of hair from waist down.”  She was given a medicated bath and ears cleaned and nails trimmed, goes outside to potty and wants to roam the office area. “She does not like to be in her 5 ft X 5 ft kennel at all, which tells me she had a nice home somewhere. But no one was looking for her,” said Benevento-Brown.

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Immaculate Conception Honors Veterans

Ella Roberts reads her Veterans Day essay 

Immaculate Conception School held its annual Veterans Day Celebration last Friday, Nov. 8, in which they both honored and thanked those that have and still work to protect this country. 

The ceremony began with the procession of flags presented by all students that participate in Boy and Girl Scouts and members of the local VFW. Mitchell Coon, a fifth grader at ICS, acted as Master of Ceremonies for the event. Father John Missler began the program with a prayer of thanksgiving for the men and women who have worn the uniforms of our military and the sacrifices they have made. The National Anthem was sung and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

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Ribbon Cutting planned for Bodi N Balance

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 5th anniversary of Bodi N Balance, located at 3936 Harbor Light Landing Drive.  The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 12 p.m.  

For more information, contact 419-732-1000 or visit www.bodinbalance.com.

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Chris Redfern Town Hall Meeting

Chris Redfern speaking with residents at the Ida Rupp Library

On Monday, Nov. 11, Chris Redfern, Representative Ohio House District 89, met with citizens for a question and answer style town meeting at 9:45 a.m. at the Ida Rupp Library in Port Clinton. During the meeting Redfern said he would be seeking funding for the Sea Grant Stone Lab in Put-In-Bay to get a new vessel and funding for Erie Ottawa Airport and the Sandusky State Theatre. Other topics were brought up by concerned citizens, council members and state and city employees.

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Lakeside Chautauqua joins the #GivingTuesday movement

Bradley Temple at Lakeside Chautauqua

Lakeside Chautauqua, a non-profit institution, has joined #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving. Taking place on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of non-profits, families, businesses and individuals to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. 

Coinciding with the Thanksgiving holiday and the kick-off of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday reminds people about the importance of giving by inspiring them to improve their local communities or support important charities and causes.

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Artists, vendors invited to participate in Port Clinton’s first Christkindl Markt

Artists, artisans, musicians and food vendors are wanted for Port Clinton’s first Christkindl Markt, an open-air Christmas Market based on German traditions. The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council presents the Christkindl Markt from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in historic downtown Port Clinton.

As in the custom when the Christmas Market is celebrated in Germany, artists and artisans will offer their works for sale in individually decorated stalls in the US Bank parking lot on 2nd Street. Arts, crafts, holiday gifts, delicious food, yummy treats, warm beverages and entertainers playing holiday music – all will be available at the market.

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Community Calendar Nov. 14-20

Nov. 14-24

Humane Society of Ottawa County Poinsettia Sale
WHAT: 3 different sizes, 4 colors white, red, pink and marble
WHEN: Pick up December 7
WHERE: Humane Society of Ottawa Co. Shelter House
INFO: 419-734-5191

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