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Coffee Connections

        Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools District residents are invited to join Superintendent Guy Parmigian and Treasurer Cajon Keeton at a “Coffee Connection” gathering Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 8:30 a.m. at Evolve Riverfront Café, 169 Mill St., Oak Harbor.

        Coffee Connections provide an opportunity to meet district officials in an informal setting and to chat, ask questions and learn more about the B-C-S school system.

        All district citizens are invited to attend. Reservations are not required, and there is no cost to attend.

        Future Coffee Connection dates and locations include:

  • Jan. 8, 8 a.m., McDonald’s, Oak Harbor
  • Feb. 1, noon, Taco Bell, Oak Harbor
  • March 1, noon, The Keg, Graytown
  • April 5, noon, Happy Hour, Oak Harbor
  • May 3, 8:30 a.m., Village Bakery, Oak Harbor

        Call the Board Office at 419-898-6210 for more details.

Board seats open

        The Humane Society of Ottawa County is seeking applications to fill two open seats on the board of directors.

        A general election will be held Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton.

        Applications are available at the shelter office, 2424 Sand Rd., Port Clinton. Completed applications must be returned to the Humane Society office by Dec. 15.

        Nominations will also be taken from the floor at the Jan. 3 meeting.

Office cats

        The Press would like to hear about your experiences with office cats and how they benefit the workplace. Please contact Kelly J. Kaczala at 419-836-2221 or email

Local organizations benefit from #GivingTuesday

        Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

        Friends of Ottawa NWR joined the movement three years ago. The 501(c)3 non-profit is celebrating its 20th year supporting Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. This year, FONWR’s goal is to raise $25,000 during their #GivingTuesday campaign to fund projects that will be an asset to refuge visitors.

        Projects will include adding an ADA-accessible fishing access point to the pond by the Visitor Center, creating a bank fishing access point at the Helle Unit along the Toussaint Creek, and adding a kayak/canoe access point at the Turtle Creek Unit along the Turtle Creek.

        Occurring this year on Nov. 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

        To support Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge’s #GivingTuesday initiative, visit

        For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit; the Facebook page at or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.

Retired teachers to meet

        Lucas County Retired Teachers’ Holiday Luncheon will be held Thursday, Dec. 7 at the Toledo Club, 235 14th St.

        The halls of Toledo Club will be decked out for the holidays. The Waite High School singers will provide entertainment.

        Members are asked to bring toys for donation to Lucas County Children Services to give area children in need.

        Lunch options include roasted pork loin, chicken marsala or cheese ravioli. The cost is $22. Send reservations and checks payable to LCRTA to Robert Fetter, 7803 Shaftesbury, Sylvania OH 43560.




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