George Jensen is encouraged by the number of volunteers who’ve assisted with the Society of St. Andrew’s most recent local gleaning projects.
“The last two gleanings we had between 40 and 50 people show up, compared to earlier in the summer when we had a strawberry gleaning and only six people showed. Our communication is getting better,” he said last week. “We have had a lot of cooperation from growers. Only one so far has turned me down.”
Because of today’s poor housing market, local community organizations are now spending their resources helping individuals facing foreclosure instead of renovating homes.
As a result, Housing East Revitalization Corporation is consolidating its operations with Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of Toledo, Inc.
Both NHS, with offices on Second Street in East Toledo, and Housing East, under the auspices of its long-time director, Paul “Pat” Hecklinger, were in the business of renovating homes in older neighborhoods. Both are having a difficult time finding buyers for their product in today’s market.
The Ottawa County Health Department has announced the clinic schedule for the week of Oct. 27-31. Unless otherwise noted, all clinics are held at the health department offices, located at 1856 E. Perry St., Port Clinton. Appointments may be made by calling 419-734-6800 or toll-free in Ottawa County at 1-800-788-8803.
Taking advantage of a warm autumn evening, approximately 150 people stood in the parking lot near the front entrances of the Maumee Bay State Park Lodge on Tuesday hoping to catch a glimpse of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama.
Obama had been staying at the lodge in Oregon since Sunday, Oct. 12, to prepare for his final debate with Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on Wednesday.