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Shoppers looking for a true “find,” as well as avid browsers will discover that Neighborhood Resale Shop & Antique Mall in Oak Harbor truly has something for just about everyone.

The eclectic mix of items includes furniture, dishes, silverware, vintage signs, pictures, paintings, tools, books and clothes.

Susie Murray, one of the store’s owners, noted there is great appeal for some of the vintage items with the Baby Boomers, who often say that stepping into the store is like being transported back to their childhood.

“A lot of times with the older clientele, they love just to come through come and reminisce,” Murray said. “When they leave, they always say, ‘Thank you so much for bringing back our memories.’ Nine times out of 10, if they haven’t said my grandmother or mother had this (item), it’s odd. They love to come and see the stuff they grew up with.

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The 2014 German-American Festival, the Toledo area’s oldest and largest ethnic festival, will feature many of the exciting events from last year along with new and noteworthy entertainment, Festival Chair Timothy Pecsenye promises.

This year’s festival, the 49th annual celebration, will be held Aug. 22 to 24 at Oak Shade Grove, located at 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon. The festival is operated by the G.A.F. Society and is sponsored by the seven German and Swiss American Societies in Toledo.

“We are expecting upwards of 30,000 attendees this year and we couldn’t be more excited to entertain our guests,” Pecsenye said. “The incredible support from the community each year never ceases to amaze us.”

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As tents go up, exhibits are readied, and admission gates prepare to open for the 2014 Sandusky County Fair, board members and volunteers are confident they have planned another successful endeavor.

The 162nd annual fair runs Aug. 19-24 at the county fairgrounds, 712 North St., Fremont.

In the coming days, workers and volunteers will be trimming bushes, weeding flower beds, painting building trim and sweeping out buildings. Advisors and volunteers for several 4-H clubs and organizations are readying their respective areas with excitement in anticipation of another great fair.

Fair officials report a record number of open class projects for 2014, topping over 12,000 entries – up nearly 2,000 from 2013. Office personnel say the biggest increase seen was in the “Farm Products” division.

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