Hot Rods for Harbor House
The Fifth Annual “Hot Rods for Harbor House,” a car show to benefit Harbor House, will be held Sept. 22 at Dunn Chevy Buick, 3000 Dustin Rd., Oregon.
Car aficionados are invited to bring their muscle cars, street rods, classic cars or trucks or any special interest vehicles to the fundraising event.
Registration will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, and the show runs until 3 p.m., with trophies to be presented for Top Ten and Best in Show. The registration fee is $10.
Food will be available for purchase and K-100 will be broadcasting all afternoon. Raffle tickets will be available at the show for a 2013 60th Anniversary Corvette for $50 each. Only 2,000 tickets have been printed. The drawing is scheduled for Oct. 22. The Corvette, the last production model of this body style, has a 6.2 liter engine, 430 horsepower, V-8, automatic transmission and chrome wheels.
Harbor House is a transitional housing facility for homeless women who are recovering from drug or alcohol dependency. For more information on the car show or the raffle, call Harbor House at 419-244-6300.
With hurricane season fully underway and tornadoes, flooding and home fires an ever-present threat, the American Red Cross is asking area residents to consider becoming disaster volunteers this year.
“Having a trained, prepared and ready-to-help team of volunteers is one of the most valuable resources a community can rely on when disaster strikes,” said local Ottawa County Red Cross director Beth Leggett. “Often, it takes a disaster of great proportion, as Hurricane Katrina was, to remind people that volunteers are needed.”
The Red Cross will conduct Disaster College Weekends at area training hubs this fall. All classes will be taught at the Center for Emergency Preparedness at Owens Community College, 30150 Tracy Rd., Walbridge.
Disaster College 100, a package of classes required in order to become a member of the Red Cross Disaster Services Human Resources System, will be offered in September. Class dates include:
• Sept. 28 – Disaster Services Overview, 6-9 p.m.;
• Sept. 29 – Client Casework, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (includes lunch);
• Sept. 30 – Shelter Operations, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Disaster College 200, offered in October, combines additional classroom learning with hands-on training opportunity. Class dates include:
• Oct. 20 – Shelter Simulation, 8:30-noon. Lunch for participants, other registered ARC volunteers served noon-1 p.m. Full-scale shelter drill, 1-5 p.m.
• Oct. 21 – Damage Assessment, local, 1:30-5 p.m.
To register online, visit www.redcross.org and click on “Disaster Training Registration” from the left navigation bar.
Master Gardener class
An informational meeting for those interested in becoming Master Gardener volunteers will be held Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. at Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg.
Attendees will learn about the Master Gardener Volunteer Program and the commitment necessary to become certified Master Gardener Volunteers through OSU Extension.
The informational meeting is free and open to the public. Applications for the program will also be available. Volunteer training classes will be offered one evening a week, starting the end of January and continuing through April.
Waterfowl hunting season
The 2012-13 waterfowl hunting season dates have been approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
Duck hunting season for the Lake Erie Marsh Zone, which encompasses portions of Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Sandusky and Erie counties, is Oct. 13-28 followed by a second segment that opens Nov. 10-Dec. 23.
The daily bag limit for ducks is six, which may not include more than four mallards (no more than one may be female), three wood ducks, one black duck, two redheads, four scaup, one canvasback, two pintails and one mottled duck.
The daily bag limit for mergansers is five, of which no more than two may be hooded mergansers. The daily bag limit for coots is 15. Possession limits after the first day are twice the daily bag limit.
Hunters 15 years of age and younger will have the opportunity to enjoy special statewide youth waterfowl seasons. Young hunters in the Lake Erie Marsh Zone can hunt Sept. 29-30.
Licensed falconers can hunt ducks, geese, mergansers and coots statewide from Feb. 8 through March 10, 2013, in the Lake Erie Marsh Zone.
Harvest Information Program (HIP) certification is required of all waterfowl hunters prior to hunting. Migratory game bird hunters must call 877-HIPOHIO (447-6446) and answer a few survey questions to complete the HIP certification requirement. Once the survey has been completed, hunters will be provided a certification number to write on their Ohio hunting license.
Waterfowl hunters age 18 and older will also need a state wetland habitat stamp which may be purchased at any hunting license agent or at wildohio.com. In addition, all waterfowl hunters age 16 and older must possess a signed federal duck stamp which can be purchased at most post offices.
Copies of this season's waterfowl hunting regulations, which include maps of the zones (Publication 5295, Waterfowl Hunting Seasons), will be available online at wildohio.com or available at all license agent outlets by late September.
Honor Flight Northwest Ohio will continue its 2012 flying season Aug. 29 by taking 79 World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, and several other military memorials. One of the veterans was a Prisoner Of War, and one of the veterans also served during the Korean War.
Northwest Ohio Honor Flights depart from and return to the Grand Aire hangar, located one mile west of the main terminal at Toledo Express Airport, 11777 West Airport Service Rd., Swanton. The public is invited to attend send-offs (approximately 7-9 a.m.) and welcome-homes (approximately 7:30-9:30 p.m.). A valid photo ID is needed for adults to gain access to the hangar.
Veterans from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War are encouraged to apply to go on a Northwest Ohio Honor Flight. A Veteran Application is available at www.honorflightnwo.org/veteran.asp.
Honor Flight Northwest Ohio will be taking some Korean War veterans on the Sept. 26 flight. However, because of the large number of World War II veterans still applying, Korean War veterans will be taken chronologically (by their application post mark date). There are currently more than 300 Korean War veterans on the waiting list. When selected for a flight, veterans will be notified with a phone call – approximately 30 days before the flight.
Guardians and volunteers are needed for each Honor Flight, and applications can be found at www.honorflightnwo.org.
Owens holiday closure
Owens Community College Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo, will be closed Saturday through Monday, Sept. 1-3 for the Labor Day holiday.
There will be no classes and the College offices will be closed. Classes will resume and College offices will open again on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
The Ottawa County Sheriff’s office will have extra patrols now through the Labor Day holiday.
The overtime shifts will be scheduled as part of an effort to promote safety on area roadways. Deputies will enforce all traffic laws, with an emphasis on OVI enforcement.
The overtime is part of the National Alcohol Mobilization grant through the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
Benefit Poker Run
“Riding to Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence,” a Poker Run & Silent Auction to benefit the Cocoon Shelter, will be held Sept. 1 at Woodland Mall in Bowling Green.
The Poker Run will run from noon to 5 p.m. Registration will run from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. The start and end point is at the atrium outside Quarters at the movie theater entrance of the mall. Last bike in at 5 p.m. Cars are welcome.
The donation is $15 per person.
Hydrant flushing set
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District’s Maintenance Department will be flushing and testing fire hydrants beginning Aug. 27 and continuing through Oct. 26.
Testing will be performed on hydrants on the west side of the City of Northwood (served by Toledo water) – an area bounded by the Wood County line to the north, Tracy Road to the east, I-75 to the west and Caple Boulevard and Reuthinger Road to the south.
Testing will also be conducted on all hydrants east of the City of Perrysburg corporation limits to the I-280 expressway in Lake Township. The area affected will include Ampoint Industrial Park, Owens Community College, Village of Walbridge, Moline and Turnpike Exit 5 Interchange, as well as subdivisions such as the Hamlet, Belmont County Club, Starbright, Lakemont, etc.
Testing will be performed between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Residents may experience rusty water during this period and should run tap water prior to using water for laundry purposes. For those who experience rust on clothing when doing laundry, rust-removing chemicals may be obtained at the District’s office located at 12560 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Call 877-354-9090 for information.
The Rossford Business Association (RBA) and the Rossford Recreation Department will host Rossford Riverfest Sat., Aug. 25 from 4 to 11:30 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park/Rossford Marina.
Riverfest will include fireworks, a kids’ zone with carnival games and inflatables, a boat decorating contest and outdoor tournaments hosted by the Rossford Community Recreation Center.
Live music will be provided by The Connor Rose Band, starting at 7 p.m. There will also be a 21-and-over beer garden, 50/50 raffles, and food by Bialecki’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream, Country Lane BBQ, Marco’s Pizza and Nick’s World Famous Hotdogs. Proceeds from the $1 admission fee for the Beer Garden will go toward the annual RBA scholarships, which are awarded to local high school students.
Major event sponsors include: Hollywood Casino, Meijer, Rossford CVB, Welch Publishing, ProMedica Bay Park Hospital and Ed & Marilyn Pavuk (in memory of Marilyn)
Parking is available at Eagle Point Elementary School, with overflow parking at Rossford High School if needed. A shuttle service will be provided compliments of the Rossford Schools.