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Two of the Ottawa County Fair favorites – the amusement rides and the rodeo – are back for this year’s fair, which will be held July 18-24, and they join a list of events that includes harness races, chainsaw carving demonstrations, the demolition derby and the tractor pull.

The chainsaw carving demonstration features Dennis Beach, who has gained a reputation for his pristine carvings. Beach will be performing at 6:30 p.m. from Wednesday through Friday with the auction for his carvings taking place on Saturday at 5 p.m. The Pennsylvania resident worked at his craft for decades while traveling the world and winning numerous awards. To see some of his work, visit

An Oak Harbor staple is under new ownership, but don’t expect Kersten’s Korner Nursery School to change its core values.

Last month, Angie Lipstraw, who works as the assistant principal at R.C. Waters Elementary School, and her husband Jeff purchased the nursery school from the founders, Dennis and Ann Kersten, who owned and operated the school for 44 years.

Lipstraw will utilize the talent and expertise of Kersten’s Director Amanda Buschow, who has been with the school for the last four years, while working to maintain the quality of the school as she continues working at R.C. Waters, where she has been for the last 12 years.

Whip up home remedies to fight weeds and garden pests
For gardeners, a lush lawn, vigorous shrubs and trees, flower-filled beds, and healthy vegetables growing in their rows are a real source of joy and fulfillment but, at times, the effort and expense of keeping them all free of pests and diseases can be a major challenge.

There is also the concern of using chemicals and possibly toxic materials on our plants. Fortunately, any number of common household materials can be used to fight and win the battle of plant invasions that we all face.

Art for the Barn
The 4th Annual Art for the Barn to benefit Serenity Farm Equestrian Center located in Luckey, will be held Saturday, July 30 from 6-9 p.m. at VFW Post 9993, Walbridge.

Organizers promise an evening of fun, food and a live art auction. Tickets are $25, which includes dinner and dessert. A cash bar will be available.

Cedar Point Nights is about to take over the world’s greatest amusement park destination with nighttime activities for everyone in the family July 15 through Aug. 14.

In addition to the live shows, attractions and world-class thrills during the day, there’s even more to enjoy at sunset:

Extended park hours – Cedar Point will be open until 11 p.m. weeknights and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays during Cedar Point Nights. Dare to dive on the tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster in the world, Valravn, in the dark, or, see the skyline from up above on the Sky Ride. The park’s rides and coasters also come to life with state-of-the-art vibrant LED lighting and beautiful rainbows of color.


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