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“The Sound of Music”
Perrysburg Musical Theatre will present “The Sound of Music” June 22 at 7 p.m., June 23 at 2 and 7 p.m. and June 24 at 7 p.m. at Perrysburg High School.

The production will feature a cast of 95 community members including Michael Searle as Capt. Von Trapp and Betsy Hermann as Maria.

Tickets are available at the door or at www.perrysburgmusicaltheatre.org.


Farmers markets set
The Oak Harbor Downtown Committee, in conjunction with the Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce, will hold farmers markets the fourth Saturday of the month through the fall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Flat Iron Park in downtown Oak Harbor.

Special events planned in conjunction with the farmers markets include a 5K/10K run benefitting the Camp Sabroske Youth Fund at the June 23 market and a Dog Wash to benefit the Humane Society July 28.

Non-profit groups interested in holding fundraisers during one of the remaining markets, as well as entertainers interested in performing may call 419-898-0479 for more information.


Civil War commemoration
On June 18, 1812, the U.S. declared war on Great Britain in an attempt to end British violations of its sovereignty. For two and a half years, war raged throughout the U.S. and Canada, with significant fighting and troop movements in Wood County.

A ceremony to commemorate the war will be held at the Wood County Courthouse will be held June 18 at 11:30 a.m.

Christie Weininger, director of the Wood County Historical Center and Museum, will serve as master of ceremonies. Speakers include Wood County Commissioners Tim Brown and local historian Bob Boyd. In addition, American Legion members will raise a reproduction 15-star 1812-era American flag, and a local bell choir will perform “The Star Spangled Banner.”

The ceremony will conclude at noon with the ringing of bells, in conjunction with a nationwide bell-ringing event sponsored by the U.S. Daughters of 1812.

More information about the event is available at www.woodcountyhistory.org or by calling the Wood County Historical Center at 419-352-0967.


Senor Book Discussion
The Oregon Branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library’s monthly Senior Book Discussion Group will meet July 6 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the library, located at 3340 Dustin Rd.

Seniors are invited to join the group, which meets on the first Friday of most months. No registration is required. A copy of the book may be obtained from the clerks at the library circulation desk. July’s title is “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” by Jamie Ford.

For a list of the 2012 titles or for more information, call the library at 419-259-5250.


Grant funds energy program
Through a $4,314 Ohio EPA environmental education mini-grant, Owens Community College will provide free home energy seminars for residents of older homes in low-income areas in north and east Toledo.

Participants in the four half-day seminars will practice caulking and sealing techniques, heat-shrink window installation and exercises comparing purchase and operating costs of various appliances and equipment.

United North and East Toledo Family Center are collaborating to host the seminars and with follow-up with participants.

For more information, call Ohio EPA’s Office of Environmental Education at 614-644-2873.
 

Drug sweep nets 25
Twenty-five individuals were arrested on various drug charges last weekend as part of a sweep conducted by the Ottawa County Drug Task Force, assisted by Ottawa County Sherriff’s deputies and Port Clinton and Danbury Township police.

The sweep was the result of a four-month undercover operation.


June Honor Flight
Honor Flight Northwest Ohio will continue its 2012 flying season June 20, carrying 75 World War II veterans and one Korean War veteran to Washington, D.C. to see the World War II Memorial and other military memorials. Two of the 75 World War II veterans also served during the Korean War.

The June 20 flight will be the third of five in 2012, and the 25th flight overall since April 2008. Flights depart from and return to the Grand Aire hangar, a mile west of the main terminal at Toledo Express Airport in Swanton. The public is invited to attend send-offs, held from about 7 to 9 a.m. and the welcome-home activities, which run from about 7 to 9 p.m.

World War II, Korean War and Vietnam veterans are encouraged to apply for an Honor Flight. A “Veteran

Application” can be found online at www.honorflightnwo.org/veteran.asp.

The program will take some Korean War veterans on the August and September flights, however, because of the large number of World War II veterans still applying, the veterans will be taken chronologically by their application postmark date. There are currently more than 280 Korean War veterans on the waiting list.

Guardians and volunteers are needed for each Honor Flight. Visit www.honorflightnwo.org for more information.


Camp NEOSA
The Salvation Army-Port Clinton Service Center is accepting 21 applications for Camp NEOSA, which will be held July 12-17. The camp program is open to the first 21 children ages 6 to 12 who register.

Camp NEOSA is located on a 200-acre peninsula on 1,000-acre Leeville Lake in Carrolton, Ohio. Campers will enjoy hiking, swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, sports and participate in activities that help develop good health habits and decision-making skills, all in an atmosphere that fosters independence.

A $25 registration fee will be charged. Transportation is provided. To apply or for more information, call Maureen Saponari at the Salvation Army- Port Clinton Service Center at 419-732-ARMY (2769). Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.


Subway robbed
A June 8 robbery of a Subway restaurant in Lake Township netted a suspect $307, including $20 from a customer.

According to police, a white male dressed in black with a hooded sweatshirt and bandana tied around his face entered the restaurant at 1501 Woodville Road shortly after 1 p.m. and demanded money.

A customer at the counter handed the man, who appeared to have a gun, a $20 bill.

Shawn Bucher, the owner, took the cash drawer out of the register and placed it on the counter and offered the man a bag to put the money in.

The suspect took the bag and placed the gun on the counter. Bucher then determined the gun was a toy and tried to grab the suspect who fled.

Bucher described the suspect's car as a dark blue compact, possibly a Honda Civic, with aluminum rims.

Police said there were no injuries.


Yacht Club regatta
Harbor View Yacht Club will celebrate its annual regatta June 22 from 5 p.m. to midnight June 23 from noon to midnight at the club, located at 2180 Autokee St. in Oregon.

This year marks the 60th anniversary for the club which was founded in 1952.

The dance band Moon Dog will perform Friday night. Guitarist Johnny Rodriguez will perform Saturday afternoon beginning at 1p.m. The popular classic rock band, The Maxx Band, will take the stage Saturday night.

A rib dinner will be served Friday, and a chicken dinner will be served Saturday. A variety of food and beverages available throughout the weekend. For the kiddies, there will be a supervised play area available featuring fun and games.

The Harbor View Yacht Club Auxiliary will auction gift baskets Saturday afternoon. They will also be selling souvenir and clothing items from the club’s “Ship Store” all weekend.

“This regatta is special because it is our 60th anniversary,” said Frank Thomas, 2012 Commodore. “I incorporated the anniversary into my commodore theme for the year. Our auxiliary has some items available that will commemorate our anniversary. Through it all, it will be a weekend of family fun.  Everyone is invited.”

The event is open to the public. The cost is $5 for a wrist-band that is good for entire weekend. Parking is free. Volunteers will be available to help dock those who come by boat.


Civil War Days encampment
A Civil War Days encampment commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the opening of the Johnson’s Island Prisoner-of-War Depot in Sandusky Bay will be held June 15 to 17 at the Ohio Veteran’s Home, 3416 Columbus Ave., Sandusky.

Hours are June 15 from 6:45 to 9 p.m.; June 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will kick off June 15 at 6:45 p.m. in the Veteran’s Hall Great Room. At 7 p.m., Dr. David Bush, professor of Anthropology and director of the Center for Historic and Military Archaeology at Heidelberg University, will discuss the preservation, interpretation and research accomplished at the former site of the Confederate Prisoner-of-War Depot on Johnson’s Island.

During this three-day event, Civil War re-enactors will camp overnight on the Ohio Veteran’s Home grounds.

Visitors will be able to:
• See how the Civil War soldiers lived in camp, by the 7th Ohio Cavalry and Taylor’s Battery

• See musketry, drilling and marching demonstrations

• See artillery demonstrations

• Hear Civil War period music, by the Heritage Minstrels and the Gallery Singers

• Hear addresses by Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln (Portrayed by Gerald and Marilyn Payn)

• Get guided tours of the Ohio Veteran’s Home Museum and the Johnson’s Island exhibit

• Hear about the present day archaeology work on Johnson’s Island

• See authentic Civil War flag and uniforms

• Learn about a woman’s role during the war from costumed interpreters

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for the Museum fund. Call 419-625-2454, ext. 1447 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


Safety town
Lake Township will be offering a five-day Safety Town program for any children entering kindergarten this fall.  The program will be held at Walbridge Elementary School Aug. 6-9 from 9 -11:30 am.  On Friday, there will be a picnic for the Safety Town students and their families.  Many aspects of safety will be covered and will help prepare children for school and life safely.  For information or to register, go to http://www.lakeschools.org/wes-safetytown.  The registration deadline is June 30 and the cost is $15 per child.  Registration forms can be mailed or dropped off at the Lake Administration Building Police Department.  Contact Jenny Lowe 419 290-1418 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Officer Steve Poiry 419 666-8100.

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