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Looking for something to do with family and friends between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays? Why not visit the Toledo Museum of Art and take part in The Great Art Escape – five days (Dec. 27–Dec. 31) full of arts activities for the whole family.

Each day of The Great Art Escape will feature different programming related to the Museum’s art collection. There will be storytelling, performances in the Great Gallery, mini-performances highlighting works of art in the TMA collection, drawing in the galleries and the chance for visitors to sketch designs and see Museum artists create their designs in glass.

The 620 students and staff at Starr Elementary School in Oregon was very busy this year collecting food for the Oregon Health and Welfare Advisory Committee’s annual Christmas Basket Program.

In fact, the Starr Bulldogs, with their teammates, The Angry Birds, collected so much that the school was left with a real mountain of food.

Northwood City Council on Dec. 15 was unable to pass the city’s 2012 budget.

That’s because costs for increased Basic Life Support (BLS) were included in the budget, which some on council had opposed.

Mayor Mark Stoner plans to beef up the city’s BLS with capital replacement funds, which were reallocated into the general fund last year to reduce the strain on the general budget as a result of fewer income tax collections.

Oregon City Council last Monday unanimously approved the city’s 2012 budget.

Administrator Mike Beazley said the city has held lengthy hearings with the Finance Committee “and considerable input from council,” on the proposed budget.

Beazley said $10,000 was added to the capital improvement budget for banners on Navarre Avenue since council discussed the budget at the last meeting.

For the Lake Township trustees, Santa this year is dressed in a dark blue uniform.

Union members of the township police department have agreed to waive a 2 percent wage increase scheduled to go into effect in 2012.

The waiver will be in effect the first half of the year.

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