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Main Street Port Clinton’s Downtown Promotion Committee is organizing our annual Community Christmas event for Saturday, Dec. 7.  This year is extra special since the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council has teamed up with Main Street to host a Christkindl Markt from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of US Bank located at 142 E. Second Street. Warm beverages, food, holiday music, arts, and holiday gifts will be found in abundance.   The Promotion Committee will continue the great tradition of a Christmas Parade downtown. Any interested businesses are asked to participate. Participants will be judged on originality and Christmas theme. First, second, and third places will receive plaques for display.  There is no fee to enter the parade this year. Parade Registration Forms can be picked up at 110 Madison or requested at

Children and families will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Island House beginning at 2:30 p.m. Children can participate in activities at local restaurants and retail stores including cookie decorating, ornament making, and coloring contests.  The festivities continue with the Christmas Parade at 4:30 p.m. ending at Adams Street Park for the City’s Tree Lighting Ceremony and Gift of Lights.

Olde Fashioned Christmas in Oak Harbor On Saturday, Dec. 7, at 4:15 p.m., Santa’s friends from the Portage District Fire Department will be guiding him through the streets of Oak Harbor as he announces his arrival and opens the 2013 Holiday Season. At 4:45pm the large Village Christmas tree located at Adolphus Kraemer Park will be magically lit by Santa. Then each child will have the opportunity to share their Christmas wish list with Santa at the Portage Fire Station.  After their visit with Santa, the children will receive hot cocoa and a cookie and design their own packaging for their special gifts from Santa’s Secret Shop. The children will be able to shop for two free gift items for their loved ones from Santa’s Shop, which will be located upstairs

in the fire station. These activities will be available from 5-7 p.m. This year, items and monetary donations will also be collected to help the Ottawa County Holiday Bureau. The Bureau served 189 families in the Oak Harbor area last year and is in need of the following items: canned/boxed foods, hats, gloves, socks, toiletries, bath products and paper products. All cash donations will help them to purchase items that are not donated. There will be a representative from the Holiday Bureau present for collection.  Santa will also be at the Log Cabin from 6-8 p.m. on Dec 14th & 21st. For more information, contact the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce office at 419-898-0479.


November/December 2013


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Marblehead Merchants Lakeside Chautauqua to host Holiday Open Houses Dec. 7-8 Community Christmas Dinner The Marblehead Merchant Group is kicking off the holiday season by sponsoring Holiday Open Houses at businesses and restaurants along Main Street (route 163) in downtown Marblehead on the first weekend in Dec. (Dec 7 and 8), from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  In addition to special sales and unique merchandise,  participating merchants  will be selling plates of  homemade cookies and Marblehead  foam koozies to benefit children’s activities sponsored by the  Marblehead Police Association, and to purchase banners for the village.

Also during open house weekend, a number of merchants will be participating in “Jingle Bingo” in which shoppers can win prizes valued at $25. Shoppers  can pick up a card at participating merchants  to be  stamped with each purchase at a n y shop.  Those with a whole line stamped (vertical, horizontal or diagonal) will be eligible for  a prize worth $25. Cards will be collected at the close of business and winners will be called by Monday, Dec 2.








Holiday Safety Tips from AAA d Keep your holiday tree well watered. Trees, especially when dry, can easily ignite from hot holiday lights. d Christmas candles, a Menorah and the Kwanzaa Kinara should be placed on a sturdy, nonflammable surface. They should never be placed near curtains, tablecloths, books, shades, or any other flammable materials. d Even if you are only going to be away for a few minutes, lock all doors and windows before leaving your home. It is not wise to have large displays of holiday gifts that are visible from outside the home.

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Lakeside Chautauqua will host its annual Community Christmas Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in Wesley Lodge. The evening will include a punch reception and visit from Santa Claus at 5:30 p.m., dinner buffet at 6:15 p.m. and live entertainment at 6:45 p.m. The Christmas dinner buffet will feature pineapple-glazed ham, portabella stuffed chicken, creamed red skin potatoes, green beans,

carrots, tossed salad, rolls, cherry delight, coffee and punch. The cost for dinner is $20 for adults, $8 for children (ages 6-12) and children under the age of 6 are free. Due to limited seating, reservations must be made by Wednesday, Dec. 4. Payment must be made at the time of reservation. To reserve, contact (419) 798-4461, ext. 0 or e-mail guestinfo@ by Wednesday, Dec. 4.

‘Parade of Trees’ in Oak Harbor A time honored Holiday tradition, Christmas Trees on Parade, will light up Oak Harbor again this year. Friends, family, businesses and organizations are invited to sponsor a tree as a memorial, an honorary gift or a seasonal greeting. A sign will be placed at each tree displaying the special message and the sponsor.

They will be displayed on the light posts in the Oak Harbor village from Dec. 1st to January 1st. Cost for a tree is $35.  Forms are currently available online at, or at the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce office, 161 W. Water St, Oak Harbor. For more information, contact the office at 419-898-0479.

Next Day Turkey Croquettes Submitted by Joan Bryden

If the turkey carcass isn’t already in a soup pot simmering before the family even heads home, then I like to transform the turkey and gravy into another night’s dinner. Serve with a tossed salad, side of green beans, and if you’re not on overload from carbs, some steamed rice. Ingredients: 2 c. turkey gravy ¼ c. dry white wine 4-5 c. turkey, chopped 1 scallion, chopped or ½ c. white onion chopped fine 2 eggs, beaten

1 t. nutmeg Salt & pepper to taste 2 c. breadcrumbs 1 c. Parmesan cheese, grated Canola oil for frying

Directions: In small bowl blend gravy and wine together. Add turkey, onion, eggs, nutmeg, Parmesan cheese and salt & pepper. Shape into croquettes or shape of your choice. Roll in breadcrumbs and fry in hot oil, turning to brown slightly on each side. Drain on paper towels while plating the rest of your dish. Serve immediately.


November/December 2013

Old Fashioned Egg Custard

Broccoli Soufflé

I make this dish for my fiancé because his mother used to make it for him at Christmas.

(This recipe is a double recipe, cut in half for a single recipe and use an 8x8 inch dish.)

Ingredients: 4 cups milk 6 large eggs 2/3 cup sugar ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract pinch of ground nutmeg

Ingredients: 2 (10-oz.) Chopped Broccoli - frozen 2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup 4 Eggs - beaten 1 Cup Hellman’s Real Mayonnaise 1 (8-oz.) pkg. Sharp Cheddar Cheese - shredded 1-1/2 pkgs. (sleeves)  Ritz Crackers 1-1/4 sticks Margarine

Submitted by Robin Quesada

Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees Heat the milk in a large saucepan until bubbles form around the edges. Toss the eggs, sugar and salt in a blender and give it a few pulses until nice and smooth. Once the milk is hot, remove it from the stove top. Slowly add the milk into the eggs while whisking vigorously. Once the milk and eggs are combined, stir in the vanilla. Pour the custard mixture into a 9x13 casserole dish and sprinkle freshly grated nutmeg. Place the casserole dish in a large roasting pan and fill the pan with enough water to reach about 1 inch from the top of the casserole dish. Bake for about 45 minutes or until the custard has been set. Be careful not to overcook. Cool before serving.

So-Simple Cranberry Gelatin Salad Submitted by Krista Cheek

Ingredients: 2 cups boiling water 2 boxes(4-serving size each) lemon flavored gelatin 2 containers (10 oz each) frozen cranberry-orange sauce flavored 1 cup fresh raspberry Directions: Lightly brush 6 1/2-cup ring mold or 1 1/2 quart decorative bowl with vegetable oil. In large bowl, pour boiling water on gelatin. Stir until gelatin is dissolved.  Stir in cranberry-orange sauce and fold in raspberries.  Pour into mold or bowl.  Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours but no longer than 24 hours. To remove salad from ring mold, dip mold into hot water for 10 seconds.  Place serving plate upside down onto mold, turn plate and mold over, then remove mold.  Refrigerate salad from bowl to serve.


Submitted by Cherie Hanousek

Directions: Thaw and drain broccoli; place in bottom of 9x13 dish.  Mix the rest of the items together and pour on top (no mixer needed, just use a fork to mix).  Take 1-1/2 long packs of Ritz crackers and crush.  Mix with 1-1/4 sticks of melted margarine, and sprinkle on top.  Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes (or until golden). Enjoy! This recipe can be baked ahead of time; then reheat at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes until warm.   Also, you can prepare a day ahead, refrigerate, and bake when needed.  If prepared ahead like this, omit cracker topping until ready to bake or it will become soggy.

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Oatmeal Coconut Pie

Submitted by Jasmine Cupp I made this for my dad and my grandpa on request because they’ve had a similar pie from up north in Michigan. It was a hit! Ingredients: ¾ cup sugar ¾ cup old fashion oats ¾ cup corn syrup ½ cup sweetened flaked coconut ½ cup butter 2 large eggs 9 inch pie shell Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Stir in all filling ingredients in a large bowl until well mixed. Pour into pie shell and bake 50-60 minutes until golden brown. Cool and serve.


Pa’s Venison or Beef Burgers

Peanut Butter Log Candy

Ingredients: 1 beaten egg 2 T milk or water ¼ cup fine bread crumbs 2 T onion, chopped 1 T prepared mustard 1 clove of garlic, minced 1 lb. ground venison or beef

Ingredients: 1 bag of powdered sugar 1 small can of evaporated milk 1 tsp. vanilla 1 small jar of jiff peanut butter

Submitted by Herb Lueke

Directions: In a bowl, combine egg and milk or water. Stir in bread crumbs, onion, mustard and garlic. Add venison or beef. Make into patties and grill, broil or panfry.

Submitted by Michelle Biers

Directions: Empty bag of powdered sugar in bowl. Slowly ad evaporated milk a little at a time and add vanilla. Stir as you go to form a dough. Sprinkle powdered sugar on wax paper and roll out about a 1/4 inch thick, then spread peanut butter on dough, roll up, refrigerate till firm and cut into small pieces. Enjoy! It’s very addicting.


November/December 2013


Ottawa County Worship Sites Elliston

Trinity United Church of Christ 17955 W. 3rd St. 419-862-3481


Bethel United Brethren Church 2920 S. State Route 590 419-862-3966 Christ Community Church 303 4th St. 419-855-4187 Elmore Church of God 310 Congress 419-862-3481 Grace Lutheran Church 19225 W. Witty Rd. 419-862-3630 Heritage Baptist Church 353 Maple St. 419-862-3137 St. John’s United Church of Christ 448 E. Rice St. 419-862-3511 St. Paul Trinity United Methodist Church 340 Toledo St. 419-852-3504 Trinity Lutheran Church 412 Fremont St. 419-862-3461 trinitylutheranchurch-elmore. com


Genoa Christian Church 415 Main St. 419-855-3464 GenoaChristianChurch Lemoyne Baptist Church 25020 Bradner Rd. 419-837-5408 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church 204 Main St. 419-855-8501

St. John’s United Church of Christ 1213 Washington St. 419-855-3906 Trinity United Methodist Church Main and Fourth 419-855-3575


St. Mark Lutheran Church 1700 Walker St. 419-287-4411 Zion United Methodist Church 18045 N. William 419-862-3166


Gypsum Tabernacle 1229 E. State St. 419-732-2024 Church of Truth Ministries 745 S. Lake Rd. 419-557-4903


Lakeside United Methodist Church 450 Central Ave. 419-798-5119


Chapel on the Lake 145 S. Bridge Rd. 419-732-2028 First United Church of Christ 802 Prairie 419-798-4612 Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Church 114 E. Main St. 419-798-4591 holyassumptionmarblehead. org St. John Lutheran Church 114 Stone St. 419-798-4162

St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church 802 Barclay 419-798-5460 St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church 506 E. Main St. 419-798-4283 St. Paul Lutheran Church 541 Church Rd. 419-734-1662


St. Peter Lutheran Blackberry Corners 17877 W. State Rte. 579 419-836-2440

Oak Harbor

Church of God 8932 W. State Rte. 163 419-898-1275 Grace Baptist Church 325 S. Toussaint Portage Rd. 419-898-4002 Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 7701 W. State Rte. 163 419-898-3000 Oak Harbor Alliance Chapel 11805 W. State Rte. 105 419-898-7165 Oak Harbor United Methodist Church 360 E. Ottawa St. 419-898-8481 Shoreline Church 769 Locust St. 419-898-6700 St. Boniface Catholic Church 215 Church St. 419-898-2212

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church 122 Ottawa St. 419-898-6474

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 424 Madison St. 419-734-4004

St. John Lutheran Church 450 N. Rocky Ridge Rd. 419-898-1058

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 620 Jefferson 419-734-9211

St. Paul Lutheran Church 9789 W. Oak Harbor Southeast Rd. 419-898-0908 St. Paul’s United Church of Christ 165 Toussaint St. 419-898-0852

Port Clinton

Erie Shores Assembly of God 220 S. Gill 419-734-3322 Faith United Methodist Church 430 Jackson St. 419-732-3549

Lighthouse Worship Center 570 S. McKinley 419-734-5626 Peace Lutheran Church 900 S. Jefferson 419-732-3800 Port Clinton Baptist Church 978 Limestahl Rd. 419-734-1410 Port Clinton Bible Church 150 Maple St. 419-732-2426 churches/oh-port-clinton.htm

Firelands Presbyterian Church 2626 E. Harbor Rd. 419-734-6211 Grace Baptist Church 4650 E. Port Clinton Eastern Rd. 419-732-3964 Grace United Church of God and Christ 1229 E. State St. 419-732-2226

LaPointe United Methodist Church 7325 W. Harbor Rd. 419-898-5971

Port Clinton Church of the Nazarene 205 W. Fourth St. 419-732-3035 Rebirth Community Church PO Box 924 419-734-4304

Resurrection Lutheran Church 2370 NE Catawba Rd. 419-798-4628 St. John Lutheran Church 207 Adams St. 419-734-5548 St. Paul Episcopal Church 619 NW Catawba Rd. 419-285-5981 St. Thomas Episcopal Church 214 E. Second St. 419-734-3404 The Wesleyan Church 515 E. Fifth St. 419-732-3549 Clinton.html Trinity United Methodist Church 135 Adams St. 419-732-3161


Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church 620 Catawba Rd. 419-285-2741 MotherofSorrowsPutinBay/ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 623 County Rd. 215 419-285-5981


St. John Lutheran Church 21140 W. Toledo St. 419-836-5514

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