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Concert rescheduled
The David Cook concert, originally scheduled for May 6 at Owens Community College, will be held Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the college’s student Health and Activities Center.

Tickets previously issued are valid for the new date. For more information, call the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Box Office at 567-661-2787 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext.2787.

Golf outing set
Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County will hold its 3rd Annual Golf Outing June 20 at the Oak Harbor Golf Club.

The 18-hole scramble will have an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $240 per team, which includes a steak dinner, golf cart and beverage tickets. Door prizes to be awarded include Cleveland Indians tickets, Mud Hens tickets, a Toledo Zoo membership and more.

The entry deadline is June 15. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County. Brush Wellman, Inc. is sponsoring the event, with Ottawa County Chapter 30011 Thrivent financial for Lutherans providing supplemental funding. For more information, call 419-734-7074.

Beach season opens
The Sandusky County Park District has announced the 2009 schedule for White Star Park Swim Beach, located south of Gibsonburg on SR 300.

The beach will be open daily noon to 8 p.m. June 6-Aug. 23, Aug. 29-30 and Sept. 5-7. The cost is $3.50 for ages 13 and older; $2.50 for 3-12 and free for kids 2 and younger. A single season pass is $35 for county residents and $40 for non-residents. Family season passes are available for $50 for up to two adults and $10 per child under 18 for county residents and $65 for up to two adults and $10 per child for non-residents.

For more information, call 1-888-200-5577.

Cart ordinance enforced
The Pemberville Police Department reminds residents that the golf cart ordinance requires that carts operated on village streets must have a visible permit, which can be obtained from village hall at a cost of $25 for five years.

The cart owner must show proof of insurance at the time of registration. Insurance must be maintained thereafter. Only licensed drivers over the age of 16 are allowed to operate golf carts on village streets.

For more information, call 419-287-3250.

4th Spark-N-Shine
Phantom Fireworks will present the 4th Annual Spark-N-Shine, “A Blast from the Past Car & Truck Show and Fireworks Extravaganza” June 13 at Maumee Bay State Park in Oregon.

Car show registration will begin at noon. The show will run from 6 to 9 p.m. The registration fee is $10 in advance at Phantom Fireworks, 10224 Jerusalem Rd., in Curtice and $15 the day of the show. The first 200 registrants will receive a free T-shirt, goodie bag and a dash plaque.

Fireworks will light up the sky following the show, at dusk, approximately 10 p.m.

Proceed from the event will benefit the Jerusalem Township Fire Department and the Jerusalem Township Food Pantry.

For more information, call 419-836-4145 or visit

Neighborhood House reunion
Those who remember the good times at the East Toledo Neighborhood House are invited to the third annual Friends and Family Neighborhood House Reunion June 23 at the IBEW Local 245 Union Hall at 705 Lime City Rd., Rossford.

Local historian Larry Michaels will give a short presentation about businesses that were located around the Neighborhood House. Tickets are $20 per person. All proceeds will benefit the East Toledo Family Center’s tutoring program.

For more information, call Tracy Garufos at 419-691-1429.

Verandah concert set
Royalty will be on hand to open the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center’s 2009 Verandah Concert season June 10 when members of the Fremont Community Theatre perform excerpts from the musical, “Cinderella.” Admission to the outdoor event is free, thanks to sponsorship from Fremont Federal Credit Union.

The evening will begin with an old-fashioned ice cream social at 6:45 p.m. Cinderella will make her appearance at 7 p.m.

Fremont Community Theatre presented “Cinderella” as the finale of its 2008-09 season. Now in its 53rd year, the theatre continues to present a full season of live theater productions featuring the talents of amateur area thespians. The organization’s Teen Theatre now is in rehearsals for “Beauty and the Beast,” set to run July 17-19.

Those planning to attend the Verandah Concert are reminded to bring their own seats and dress for the weather. In the event of thunderstorms, the concert will be canceled. For updates, call 800-998-PRES.

Summer reading
Registration is now underway for the Harris-Elmore Public Library’s summer reading program, which runs June 8 through Aug. 31.

This year’s theme is “Get Creative@Your Library.” Participating children are invited to record the number of minutes they read and to receive a small prize for each 100 minutes read. Those who read at least 500 minutes throughout the program will receive a T-shirt, compliments of Blair Associates Insurance.

For more information, call 419-862-2482.

Silver and Gold trip
The Silver and Gold Club, sponsored by Hoeflinger-Bolander Funeral Home, will take a day trip to Shipshewana, Ind., June 17.

The cost is $55 per senior, which includes transportation via a luxury motorcoach, all admissions, taxes and gratuities. The tour will include new attractions including a backroads tour with guide, shopping and a Thrasher meal with the Amish.

The bus will board at 7:15 a.m. at the funeral home, 3500 Navarre Ave., Oregon. It will depart at 7:30 a.m. and return at 8 p.m.

Limited seating is available. Payment, along with the traveler’s name, address, phone number and emergency contact information, should be sent to Hoeflinger-Bolander, 3500 Navarre Ave., Oregon, OH 43616.

Women’s Connection
All area women are invited to attend a “Travel Extravaganza” luncheon and program sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection June 11 at the Bayside Boardwalk, 27579 Seaman St., Oregon.

Doors will open at 11:45 a.m. for the noon luncheon and program, which will include Jeanne Waggoner of Wagoner Travel sharing travel ideas; vocal music by Chantille Doering; and Terry Sevinsky, from Strongsville, O., discussing “She is Proof Optimism Works.”

The price is $10.50, all inclusive. For reservations, call Caryl at 419-476-2604.

Blessing of the Bikes
The Toledo Chapter of Women in the Wind is helping to organize a “Blessing of the Bikes” June 14 at St Ignatius Church in Oregon.

Father Mark will perform the ceremony at approximately 12:30 p.m., just following the 11:30 a.m. open Mass. St. Ignatius is located at 212 N. Stadium Rd., a mile north of Navarre Avenue.
For more information about Women in the Wind, visit

Superintendent search
The Penta Career Center Board of Education met in executive session at a special meeting May 26 to continue discussions regarding its search for a new superintendent.

The board received 15 applications for the position and narrowed the applicant pool to four candidates. The candidates who will be interviewed include:
• Joyce Malainy, of Johnstown, O., the director of secondary education for South-Western City Schools in Grove City, O.
• Ronald W. Matter, of Maumee, the assistant superintendent at Penta Career Center since 2005. He previously served as superintendent of Northwood Local Schools from 1998-2005.
• Bernadette Pachmayer, of Bellefontaine, O., the superintendent at Riverside Local School District in DeGraff, O. since 2004. She also previously worked at the Wooster City Schools from 1991-2004.
• Judy Wells, of Williamsport, O., the high school principal for Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center in Chillicothe, O. since 2004. She has been with that district since 1987.

The board anticipates the initial round of interviews will be completed by June 5. Fred Susor, current superintendent, will retire July 31. Susor has served as superintendent of Penta since 1997. 

Pemberville center lauded
The WSOS Early Childhood Development Center in Pemberville, in the Eastwood school district, was recently honored with the highest Step Up to Quality award from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), Bureau of Child Care and Development, a Three-Star Award.

“We are so honored to receive this award,” said Cheryl Trumbull, Pemberville’s center manager. “Our focus has always been on excellent care and education of children. This award shows parents that our commitment to children is more than lip service,”

“We congratulate the Pemberville center for its high quality early care and education programs that go above and beyond Ohio’s licensing standards,” said Terrie Hare, chief of the Ohio Bureau of Child Care and Development. “By reaching for the stars, the center is helping our youngest children develop in a warm, nurturing environment that fosters growth and a love for learning.”



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