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County honors 2012 Senior Hall of Fame recipients

The 2012 Ottawa County Senior Hall of Fame Awards were presented to the awardees during the annual Senior Day celebration at Camp Perry on Wednesday, May 9. Recipients received a plaque commemorating their service to the seniors of Ottawa County. The recipients for this year’s award include: Shirley Pryor representing the Danbury Senior Center; Barbara Magsig, representing the Elmore Golden Oldies Senior Center; Bernice Runner, representing the Genoa Senior Center; June Kwaitkowski, representing Port Clinton Senior Center; and Anne Parker, representing the Put-in-Bay Senior Center. This year, two seniors who were very active in the Harbor Lights Senior Center in Oak Harbor were also honored.
Dianne Mortensen, Executive Coordinator of Ottawa County Senior Resources, presented the awards and read the following information about the recipients:

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Planting Peace at Perry’s monument next weekend

In collaboration with the island tradition of celebrating the Canadian holiday of Queen Victoria Day, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial will hold its “Planting the Seeds of Peace,” event on Saturday, May 19. This is an annual event held at Perry’s Victory that marks the opening of the summer season as we join the island community in the long held tradition of observing Queen Victoria Day through planting, beautifying and preparing for the upcoming tourist season and events. This special day is reserved for planting the Peace Garden which welcomes visitors and stands as a commemoration of the long-lasting peace between Canada, Great Britain and the United States.

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Put-in-Bay’s Wyland Gallery to open May 19

Wyland Gallery at Put-in-Bay is scheduled to open for the season Saturday, May 19, at 495 Catawba Ave. The gallery will be open seven days a week.
Wyland Gallery at Put-in-Bay showcases Wyland’s own paintings and sculptures of whales, dolphins, reef fish, manatees and endangered species. In addition, the gallery features the work of other leading artists. 
During the season, several artists will appear at Wyland’s Put-in-Bay gallery, each presenting a showcase of his newest works. The featured artist will be available daily and by appointment to meet visitors and discuss his inspirations and aspirations.

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