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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Time to give thanks

Community Christmas Main Street Port Clinton will present Community Christmas in downtown Port Clinton on Saturday, Dec. 3. Festivities begin with a Christmas parade and include caroling, ice sculptures, snacks, deals and open houses at many downtown businesses. The Port Clinton High School DECA marketing club is helping to plan the event. Also on display are the Gift of Lights trees waiting to be judged. Cast your ballot — a $1 donation — for the best decorated tree at various downtown businesses. This year, all money earned will be given to the Child Abuse Prevention Program. The schedule is: • Noon — Christmas parade begins (route will be East Perry to Jefferson to Third to Madison). • 1 to 4 p.m. — Santa will be available for professional pictures and wishes at the Island House Hotel & Restaurant. Enjoy cookies, cocoa and family activities while waiting in line. • 1:30 p.m. — Parade awards at stage beside Island House. • 2 to 5 p.m. — Christmas caroling by Fostoria Lake Plains Chorus & Toledo Pride. • 4 p.m. — Doggie costume contest at stage beside Island House coordinated by Ottawa County Humane Society. • 5 p.m. — Port Clinton High School Choir performance and Christmas tree lighting with Mayor Debbie Hymore-Tester For information, go to or call 419-734-5503.

It’s Turkey Day and whether you’re sitting in the recliner watching football, planning your attack for Black Friday or slaving over a hot stove, we all have something in common: a reason to give thanks. Whether it’s thanks for the spread of food set out to celebrate with, or thanks for the family to share it with, it’s that thanks that’s the reason for the season. Read on to see what first-graders from Port Clinton City Schools are thinking about this year ...

This year, I am most thankful for: • My sister and my family and my pets, pumpkin pie and my mom. — Akella Nardecchia, age 6 • Everything. — Lydia Boykin, age 6 • My dogs and cats and family. — Sy Nickloy, age 6 • The earth and my family and my life and everything. — Kirsten Cuevas, age 6 • My cookie. — Hailey Brite, age 6 • My PS3 — Nolan Chambers, age 6 • My IPad — Nelia Wallen, age 6 • My cat. — Adrian Moyer, age 6 • My house. — Adam Thorbahn, age 6 • My Wipeout video game and my new Minit to Win It video game. — Harley Dilly, age 6 • My family. — Emily Holcomb, age 6 • My dog. — Gaven Bohowiak, age 7 • My new Cars 2 game. — Dylan Keoster, age 6 • My bedroom. — Chance Sayre, age 7 • Everybody coming to Thanksgiving. — Chloe Klein, age 6 • My teacher. — Camerin Vickery, age 6 • Everything. — Aiden Keiser, age 6 • My home and food and my family. — Owen Auxter, age 7

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Santa’s friends from the Portage District Fire Department will be guiding him through the streets of Oak Harbor at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, as he announces his arrival and opens the 2011 Holiday Season. At 4:45 p.m. 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 then 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 to 7 p.m. Santa will also be at the Log Cabin from 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec 9 and 16. For more information, contact the chamber office at 419-898-0479


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Mitten tree is up and ready for donations Our Mitten Tree is now up and ready to accept decorations. Every year for the past 25 years (at least), we have collected gloves, mittens, scarves, hats and anything else we can fit on our tree to help keep needy heads, hands and hearts warm this winter. The Holiday Bureau will pick them up in early December for distribution. So, please bring in your contributions to our Mitten Tree to our office in the Beacon Place Business Center on Ohio 53 near the Goodwill Store. nnn

The Holiday Bureau is holding “Giving Sundays” the next two weeks at local schools and churches. Some of the items most severely needed are soap,


hygiene products, toiletry items, paper products, cleaning items, non perishable foods and, of course, cash donations. For information, contact Judy Just, president of the Ottawa County Holiday Bureau at 419-798-4163 or your local area chairperson. nnn

Kenny Sass, of Port Clinton, was selected as our “Find Wylie” winner this week. He was chosen from among 87 contestants who found our friendly fish hiding in the ad for Sweet Home Eatery on page 5A last week. Kenny wins a $20 gift card from Friendship Food Stores. We’ll be hiding Wylie again next week. If you find n


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A relatively new Holiday Tradition is happening this Saturday at Mr. Ed’s on West Lakeshore Drive. It’s their Kids for Christmas event and the doors open at 10 a.m. There will be raffles and prizes along with their Free Hobo Stew. There will also be a special auction to raise money for Christmas presents for kids in the area. Of course, the OSUMichigan game will be on all their TVs. After the game, my old friend Mike “Mad Dog” Adams entertains until 8 p.m. n


There was another instant hit that went viral this past weekend on Facebook. It is a 9-minute video featuring the Port Clinton High School band’s pre-game on Senior Night in 1983! It was hard to pick up all the names of the senior band members from public address announcer Tom Brown, but I did remember hearing the name of Deb Benko (now a Port Clinton City Councilwoman). It also featured the late, great Earl Warnke directing the band. Late in the video I spotted former Walleye Festival Queen Sandy Shiko Jesse in her cheerleader’s outfit. Sandy is now a home health nurse for Firelands Hospital and lives in Oak






Along with the big Community Thanksgiving Feast at Trinity United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall this Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., there will also be special Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday evening at Resurrection Lutheran Church on Catawba. Following the Service there will be refreshments and an opportunity for fellowship. They will also have a basket available for those wishing to donate to the Holiday Bureau. The folks at Trinity are still in need of donations, so if you can help, call Ginna at 419-967-


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Obituaries Mary Clemens Nov. 30, 1921 — Nov. 15, 2011 Mary C. Clemens, 89, Indianapolis, passed away Nov. 15. Born on Nov. 30, 1921, in Michigan City, Ind., Mary resided in Port Clinton for most of her life. She married Gail “Bud” Clemens on Jan. 31, 1948, and he preceded her in passing on Feb. 8, 1989. Mary was a graduate of Port Clinton High School and attended the Sandusky Business College. She was employed by New Departure in Sandusky and then served for many years as a loving homemaker for her family. Mary was proud of her more than 15 years as a Red Cross volunteer at Magruder Hospital. She enjoyed reading and sitting down with a hot cup of tea to watch her programs on PBS. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family. She is survived by her children: Joseph (Jennifer) Clemens,

Brownsburg, Ind.; Connie Clemens, Noblesville, Ind.; Nancy (Wallace) Braud, Atlanta; and Michael (Michelle) Clemens, Richmond, Va., seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her mother, Kathleen (Conley) Greer; infant daughter, Bridget; son, William; and brother, George Greer. The family has planned a private memorial service. Memorial contributions may be directed to the PKD Foundation, 8330 Ward Parkway, Suite 510, Kansas City, MO 64114-2000. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Shirley Lattimore May 13, 1936 — Nov. 19, 2011 Shirley Jean Lattimore, 75, of Fremont, died Saturday, Nov. 19, at her residence.

Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 22, at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Oak Harbor. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Union Cemetery, Oak Harbor.

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Roger Long June 21, 1937 — Nov. 17, 2011 Roger Long, 74, of Port Clinton, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 17, at his residence. Roger was born on June 21, 1937, in Bellville, the son of Earnest and Edythe (Rush) Long. He was a graduate of Bellville High School in 1955 and OSU in 1959 where he was the sports editor for the Lantern. He attended Mexico City College where he was a writer for the English Mexico City Times. On June 15, 1991, he married Novella Rose King and she survives. After retiring from Long & Durnell Ins. Co., he taught at Terra Technical College and was a librarian at the Ida Rupp Public Library in Port Clinton. He was an avid historian and researcher. Roger was a

Myron Leiser March 14, 1922 — Nov. 18, 2011 Myron “Mike” C. Leaser, 89, of Oak Harbor, died Friday, Nov. 18, in Bethesda Care Center, Fremont. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, with family present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Robinson-Walker Funeral & Crematory, 165 E. Water St., Oak Harbor. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22, in St. Paul United Church of Christ, Oak Harbor, where the body will lie in state one hour prior to the services. Interment will follow

writer and editor of the Blue & Gray Magazine. He was very active with Playmaker’s Civic Theatre. Roger will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends. Survivors include: loving wife Novella Rose King, of Port Clinton; daughter Lisa; son Andy (Margaret) Long, of Troy, Mich.; stepson Jacob King, of Bowling Green; and grandchildren Maximillian, Maddeleine and Ethan. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Fred and Ralph Long, and sister Bonita. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations in memory of Roger may be given to Playmakers Civic Theatre, P. O. Box 149, Port Clinton, OH 43452. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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Locals celebrate the Marine Corps 236th birthday In observance of the 236th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps, Marine Veterans of Ottawa County came together at the Catawba Island Community Hall on Nov. 10 to celebrate. Although this celebration was started more than 20 years ago in Ottawa County by former Director of the Ottawa County Veterans Service Officer Dennis Bahnsen, the first documented celebration for the Marine Corps was in 1925. It was around 1937, when the observance of the Marine Corps Birthday appeared to develop spontaneously throughout the Corps. On October 28, 1952, the Commandant of the Marine Corps directed that the celebration of the Marine Corps Birthday be formalized throughout the Corps. Throughout the celebration, it is customary to have a cake cutting ceremony. A sword is used to cut the cake to remind the Marines that they are a band of warriors, committed to carrying the sword, so that the nation may live in peace. Symbolically, the eldest Marine present passes a piece of cake to the youngest Ma-

rine present, just as for the years that the experienced Marines have nurtured and led young Marines. In keeping with this tradition, the oldest Marine present at this year’s celebration was Frank Shamrov and the youngest Marine was Jacob Harrison. Dan Barlow and Dan Caldwell have worked together in upholding this historical tradition in Ottawa County. This year the two arranged for many door prizes to include a Marine Corps rocking chair. A raffle item is offered every year and the individual that sold the winning ticket for the raffle receives a trip to the Marine Corps Museum in Washington D.C. This year a 45-inch flat screen plasma television was the raffled item. Any Marine Veteran that wishes to receive information about next year’s celebration, please Dan Caldwell at 419-341-4390. You can also contact the Ottawa County Veterans Service Office at 419-898-2089, toll free within Ottawa County at 800-610-8872, or visit the office at 8444 W. Ohio. 163, Suite102, Oak Harbor.

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It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s SUPERMAN!

“Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane It’s Superman.” Yes, it’s Superman ... strange visitor from another planet who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men! Superman — who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel in his bare hands, and who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way! Between the radio and later television, I memorized those words at a very early age — not that I tried. Along with the Saturday morning movie serials and the comic books, that radio and TV intro was memorized — without any effort — by all of my playmates. We all followed the exploits of Superman in his “never-ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way.” Recently, early one morning as I attended to my daily perusal of the nation’s newspapers, it was reported that Superman, the icon of “truth, justice and the American way” for 80 years will be renouncing his American citizenship. The publishers have decided that having Superman fight for “truth, justice and the American way” was

offensive to some nations like Iran so the 900th issue of Superman comics will find Superman rushing to the UN to renounce his American citizenship, pledging to fight the good fight on a global scale. Superman even questions his longtime motto. “Truth, justice, and the American way — it’s not enough anymore,” he states. I filed the news in the back of my mind under “trivia about heroes from my youth” and went on to other things. The next day there were a number of articles — some supporting the publisher’s decision, some challenging it. The news story and the reactions it elicited pointed to a fundamental problem in America today. An ever-increasing number of American citizens no longer know what is “The American Way.” On Nov. 24, many of us will gather to thank God for blessing us as a nation. In many churches, a Book of Worship lists all the days of the Church Year and provides each of those days with a list of Biblical texts to be read and prayers to be prayed on each of those days. In most of those books, there is no Thanksgiving Day in the Church Year. Whenever we gather to worship The Lord, our service is filled with thanksgiving — but there is no day called “The Day of Thanksgiving.” Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday — a day in

which congress and most of our presidents have called us together to gather as a nations to thank God for the wondrous way God has blessed us as a nation. It is one day each year when we gather as a nation — in churches, in synagogues, in public halls — to thank God for His blessings to us as a nation. This raises an interesting question: What have we come together to thank God for? First, we come to join the founders of our nation and signers of our Declaration of Independence, in thanking God for enlightening them with the self-evident Truth that all people are created equal, having all been endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable Rights, among which are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That wisdom is the foundation of The American Way. Historical revisionist termites can gnaw away at that foundation — but they cannot be truthful in denying its existence. The writings of the men who signed that document testify to the fact that they meant what they said — but the words already speak for themselves. Second, we need to thank God for giving them the wisdom that to secure these God-given rights, governments are to be instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.


Cleats puts on chili cookoff Twenty-four contestants showed off their cooking skills Nov. 6 at Cleats in Marblehead as they hosted the inaugural chili cook-off fundraiser for Port Clinton and Danbury youth athletics. The prize awarded for Judges Choice went to Gabriel Polanco and daughter Hannah Polanco, of Marblehead, receiving $50, a gift basket and gift certificates. The prize for People’s Choice went to Jim

Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary has now opened a facility on State Road near the airport. The Sanctuary takes in special needs pets, some of whom have been neglected or abused. Among their volunteers are animal care director Nikoll Laney (left), shelter director Bettye Weske, administrative secretary Stacy Hale and CEO Nancy Benevento.

Grosswiler, of Marblehead, who received $100, a gift basket and gift certificates. There were raffles, 50/50 and fish bowls. Almost $1,600 was presented to Matthew Polanco, of Marblehead, and Mike Grodi, of Port Clinton, by Steve Weaver of Cleats. They said they look forward to bigger better next year and would like to give a thank the staff and management at Cleats for all they did to host this great event. Steve Weaver of Cleats (center) presented almost $1,600 to Matthew Polanco and Mike Grodi for Port Clinton and Danbury youth athletics. The funds were raised during a chili cook-off event at the restaurant.

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Although the concept mirrors the words of Holy Scripture, the concept was never really practiced until it became “The American Way” — giving birth to practices like those guaranteed to us in The Bill of Rights and in recognizing the need to affirm the equality and right of all people. I am especially thankful this year that on Nov. 1, our House of Representatives in Washington voted 396 to 9 for a resolution that reaffirmed “In God We Trust” as the national motto of the United States and encouraged its display in public schools and other government buildings. It is truly in God we trust when we declared our independence, formulated an American Way of Life government, and whenever we continue to defend and to remain faithful to that way of life that has brought so many people to our shores seeking what we have — and often take for granted. For Superman to renounce his citizenship and question the importance of “Truth, Justice and The American Way of Life” is the stuff that comic books are made of. For citizens to forget what constitutes “The American Way of Life” puts us in danger of not striving to fulfill that way of life — and, ultimately, of losing it. To set aside a day to thank God for it is essential.

Danbury Zoning meeting set The Danbury Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a special meeting beginning at 3:15 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, at the Danbury Township Hall, 5972 E. Port Clinton Eastern Road, Marblehead, for the purpose of approving the Oct. 19 meeting minutes and the Decision Sheets for the following cases: • No. 2011-139 – 8980 E. Hartshorn

Road • No. 2011-122 – 315 N Channel Grove Road • No. 2011-133 – 518 N. Erie Beach Road          A copy of the aforementioned documents may be viewed at the office of the Zoning Inspector at Danbury Township Hall during normal business hours.

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Member Sally Fornwald, the wonderful cook, serving up homemade cheesecake with strawberries. Lorie Segaard, who served as the clerk with the Flower Show Judge at the May 6 OAGC District Meeting, presented a program at the August meeting. Lorie specifically went over following the OAGC handbook the “points one should know” for a good entry in the Horticulture Class of a show. There were numerous questions and answers. The group started the day mid-morning with a planned brunch at the Catawba Township Hall. The late September meeting was a Noon English Tea and Garden Party at Rosemarie Shinde’s home. Several members came in dress up mode with hats and accessories. The group shared an assortment of teas and members provided numerous teacakes and sandwiches. Amusing answers were on the roll call of favorite wild animals. The new program books for 2011-2012 were distributed. Carol Kubit did the extensive formatting of the book. Under the direction of Sue Herzog, the programs for this year were developed. Helping her were Joan Ahlers, Joyce Murphy, Susan Cribbs and Brandi Taylor. The October afternoon meeting was set for Oct. 25 at the Bellevue home of Natalie Kaltenbach where we will view the numerous gourds she paints and sells at fall sales. Club members will attend the OAGC Region 6 Fall District Meeting and Flower Show Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Fremont Moose Lodge. The theme of the day is “The Civil War in Ohio.” A morning program will be on herbal usage and availability during the war. In the afternoon, a representative of Four Seasons Green Houses, Carlton, Mich., will present a program. Flower show winners will be announced and door prizes will be awarded. Catawba Garden Club officers for the 2011-2012 year are President Brandi Taylor; Vice President Karen Crall; Secretary Janey Melle; Assistant Secretary Ann Wagnitz; Treasurer Carol Kubit; Historians Rona Rothschild and Sally Fornwald. Committees are as follows (* denotes committee chair): Program, *Joyce Murphy, Joan Ahlers, Susan Cribbs, Carol Kubit and Eileen Smith; CIVIC — Catawba Island State Park, * Rona Rothschild, Karen Crall, Sally Fornwald, Alana Martin and Linda Teen — John Braun Park, *Bonnie Basch, Lorie Segaard and Elaine Winton; Sunshine Sandy Pienta; Telephone Ann Wagnitz; Ways & Means, *Rosemarie Shinda, Edie Greber, Sandy Pienta, Terry Zemon, Cheryl McLaughlin, Rose Markel; Nominating *Pat Wales, Edie Grever, Rose Markel and Linda Teen; News Release *Joyce Murphy, Janey Melle.

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Magruder Hospital Auxiliary serving up breakfast The Magruder Hospital Auxiliary will host a free breakfast program to welcome the newest Auxilians, as well as guests and interested members at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec.

9, in the Magruder Conference Center.     Currently, the Auxiliary has more than 250 members and the volunteers donate approximately 12,000 hours of service to

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the hospital each year. Come learn about the Auxiliary and what it does for the hospital and the community. Auxiliary members help with two major fundraisers for the hospital: the Charity Ball and the Auxiliary Golf Classic. They also provide healthcare scholarships to local students, host A Day For Me, the annual women’s health seminar, help with hospital book

fairs and uniform sales and volunteer in a variety of capacities throughout the hospital. No matter the level of interest or experience, the Auxiliary has something to offer everyone. Anyone interested in attending the breakfast is asked to RSVP by Tuesday, Dec. 6, to Kathy Gallogly at 419-734-3131, ext. 3140.

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Health Department hands out Awards of Merit

Accepting 2011 Environmental Health Award Winners are Becky Ohlemacher (front left), Margaret Baker, Bill Wervey (back left), Dick Bagent and Kevin Linsky.

Since 1983, the Ottawa County Board of Health has presented Awards of Merit to those licensed operations in Ottawa County that have maintained a high degree of sanitation and safety. This annual award signifies a high level of concern by the operators, not just for meeting the rules and regulations, but in providing an operation that exceeds the minimum requirements. The awards program, unique to the state, has developed into “healthy” competition among the operators and has proven to be beneficial not only to the health department, but to the residents and visitors to Ottawa County. At the Nov. 1, Ottawa County Board of Health Meeting, Bill Van Der Giessen, president of the Ottawa County Board of Health, presented an Award of Merit to the following operations: $8.99/adult $4.99/10 and under • Large Marina — FoxEggs, bacon, french toast, pancakes, haven Marina, 2737 NE Cahashbrowns, boneless wings, sliders, tawba Road, Port Clinton, macaroni & cheese, nacho cheese & with Margaret Baker acchips. Beverage included cepting the award.




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• Large Manufactured Home Park — West Harbor Lagoons, 1510 N. Buck Road, Marblehead, with Dick Bagent and Bill Wervey accepting the award • Swimming Pool — Bay Point Condominiums, 10961 N. Bay Point Dr., Marblehead, with Kevin Linsky accepting the award • Food Service Operation — Graytown Elementary School, 1661 N. Walker St., Graytown, Accepting the award Diane Kershaw, Nyla Denman, Becky and Ken Ohlemacher • Large Camp — Peninsula Motel & RV Park, 6930 E. Harbor Rd., Lakeside, not present to accept award – Jo Ann Carrender • Small Camp — Eckel’s Twin Oaks, 8920 E. Bayshore Rd., Marblehead, Not present to accept award – Dolores Eckel • Small Marina — Harbor Grove Yacht Club, 256 N. Barnholt Dr., Marblehead, Not present to accept award – Terri Barton • Small Manufactured Home Park — Young’s Suburban on the Portage, 32 N. Leutz Rd., Oak Harbor, Not present to accept award

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Autism Support The Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities is starting a new support group for anyone who has been touched by Autism. The group will meet on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. starting Dec. 1. This free support group offers a way for caregivers and family members to connect with others to share information and resources about Autism Spectrum Disorders. For more information, visit www.magruderhospital. com and click on the events calendar.

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Medicare Open Enrollment Dates Change

This year the Medicare Annual Open Enrollment (AEP) dates have changed from previous years and run through Dec. 7 for the 2012 benefit year. Open Enrollment is the time frame in which Medicare Beneficiaries can change their enrollment in Part D Prescription drug plans or Medicare Advantage Plans. In the past this time frame has gone through Dec. 31. This means that Medicare beneficiaries who traditionally waited until near Christmas time to make their Medicare Advantage or Part D changes will need to make them earlier this year. Dec. 7 will be the last day beneficiaries can enroll or change their plan for 2012. Medicare Beneficiaries have more options today than ever before in deciding how they want to take their Medicare benefits and the plans in which to enroll. These options include Original Medicare, and Medicare Advantage Plans includ-

ing PPO, PFFS, and HMO. Many of these plans include Part D prescription drug coverage but some do not. There are also stand alone Part D prescription drug plans that many people who are enrolled in Original Medicare and Supplemental Plans have to provide their Part D Prescription Drug Coverage. These types of Medicare plans are offered by private health insurance companies and are overseen by the regulations established by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). With all of the options from which to choose, Medicare Beneficiaries have many things to consider to determine if a plan is right for them. This can be a very confusing process and take quite a bit of time. Here is a list of things to consider before enrolling in a plan. Medical-Medicare Advantage or Medi-

care Supplement • 1. Can I go to any doctor or hospital? • 2. Is the plan a Medicare Supplement or Medicare Advantage Plan? • 3. What is the annual Medical out-ofpocket maximum? • 4. What are the co-pays or co-insurance for office visits, hospital stays, and other Medicare covered services? • 5. Can I choose my own doctor? • 6. How will I be covered outside of the United States if I need emergency care? Part D Drug Plans • 1. Are the medications I am taking covered by the plan? • 2. What is the premium for the plan? • 3.  What would be the co-pays or coinsurance for the I am taking? • 4.  Does the plan have a deductible? • 5.  Is my pharmacy covered included in

the plan? Finding the plan that best fits your needs is a balance of blending the premiums you want to pay with the coverage level you are looking for to cover medial and prescription cost shares. Premiums can range from $0 in premium in many counties in Ohio for Medicare Advantage Health Plans with prescription coverage to $200 or more per month for Medicare Supplemental Plans and a stand alone Part D plan. --If you are looking for help finding a Medicare plan, you can contact local insurance agent Steve Gulas with Bolte Insurance Agency at 419-732-3111. Steve is presently authorized to represent many Medicare supplemental plans including AARP, Anthem, Gerber, Forethought, Humana, and United of Omaha.

Bingo at The Vineyard Join your friends and neighbors at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, for Bingo at The Vineyard on Catawba’s Community Center, 3820 E. Vineyard Village Dr., Port Clinton. The cost is a $1 donation per card, and prizes will be awarded to all winners. Refreshments will be served. Call 419-797-3100 for information.



Celia L. Erebia celebrated her 75th birthday with a family reunion in July. The reunion brought together Ms Erebia’s children, their families, including 22 grandchildren, and relatives from Mexico. The Erebia children hosted a dinner and reception in her honor for family and friends at the VFW Hall in Harbor.

Be a Santa to a Senior The area office of the Home Instead Senior Care network has joined several local agencies — Rite-Aid, WalMart and Cuttin Loose at Lori Jo’s — to provide gifts and companionship to seniors who otherwise might not receive either this holiday season. “Many older adults continue to face a difficult economic climate, particularly those who live alone with no family nearby to help provide resources,” said Ceinwen Price, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Ottawa County. Seniors have faced a trying year amid the threat of Social Security payment delays as part of the debt-ceiling debate. What’s more, seniors have lost almost one-third of their buying power since 2000, according to the Annual Survey of Senior Costs from The Senior Citizens League. That’s where Be a Santa to a Senior can help. Before the holiday season, the participating local nonprofit organizations will identify needy and isolated seniors in the community and provide those names to the local Home Instead Senior Care office. Christmas trees — which will go up in Port Clinton at Wal-Mart and Rite Aid, in Oak Harbor at Rite Aid, in Elmore at Cuttin’ Loose and in Genoa at Rite-Aid — will feature ornaments with the first names only of the seniors and their gift requests. The trees will be on display from Nov. 18 to Dec. 12. Holiday shoppers can pick up an ornament, buy items on the list and return them unwrapped to the store, along with the ornament attached. “We hope holiday shoppers will open their hearts to those seniors who have given so much to make our community a better place,” Price said. For information about the program, visit


A select number of homeowners in Port Clinton and the surrounding areas will be given the opportunity to have a lifetime Erie Metal Roofing System installed on their home at a reasonable cost. Call today to see if you qualify. Not only will you receive the best price possible, but we will give you access to no money down bank financing and 0% interest for 12 months. An Erie Metal Roof will keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. An Erie Metal Roofing System will provide your home with unsurpassed “Beauty and Lasting Protection”. Don’t miss this opportunity to save.

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Honor Rolls Port Clinton High School • Principals’ List: freshmen Emily Ashley, Gabe DeFreitas, Ty Gallogly, Allison Gilleland, Ben Heminger, Colleen Keck, Heather Keck, Michael Lay, Shane Meek, McKenzie Stine, Hannah Weaver; sophomores Tiffany Colston, Noah Cross, Hunter Frye, Shelby Gerwin, Hannah Kneisley, Cheyenne Meek; juniors Cory Colston, Matthew Fillmore, Landon Porter; and seniors Katlyn Ashley, Joshua Anderson-Blausey, Morgan Boling, Tyler Carstensen, Alex Greene, Taylor Grey, Lindsey Keck, Katrina Lindsley, Samantha Mizener, Molly Mooney, Jonathan Newton, Christopher Passabet, Chelsea Skinner, Sydney Smith, Nicolette Snaples, Anna-Lea Stalder, Brandon Stubblefield, Cassie Trent, Brenna Weaver, Halle Weaver, Tom Wojciechowski. • High Honors: freshmen Dennis Elias, Payton Evans, Ashley Gill, Aaron Lockhart, Keegan Lowe, Summer Magi, Kate Mueller, Alec Ochs, Nicholas Reineck, Allison Schroeder, Alyson Schaler, Elizabeth Showalter, Gracey Stewart, John Ross Vallance; sophomores Jeffrey Griffin, Alayne Herevia, Morgan McGlothlin, Eryn Nason, Jake Prosser, Jared Prosser, Marc-Anthony Rogers, Darryl Trent, Amber Wuersig; juniors Sydney Adkins, Isaac Akins, Ian Chandler, Rachel Chapman, Sam Miller, Marshall Parker, Aaron Smith, Allison Strong, Kirstin Winke and seniors Sara Chura, Meigan Day, Victoria DeRezende, Kelsey Erckman, Natalie Eyink, Jason Faust, Brittany Fitzgerald,

Raegan Frye, Ariel Gresh, Nicole Hablitzel, Kevin Hiller, Jena Jaskulski, Kevin Katynski, Alisha Laferty, Andrew Leidheiser, Marcy Lindsley, Chloe McCartney, Kenzie Hart Payne, Brenna Petersen, Brandon Reeves, Logan Rose, Elise Schellin, Haley Snider, Kayla Solis, Mackenzie Stewart, Cole Trent, Hannah Williams, Katelyn Zam. • Honors: freshmen Alyssa Araguz, Abby Baugh, Eryn Binder, Aileen Blankenship, Blake Clemons, Andrew Cline, Haley Crawford, Tarryn Edgefield, Dillon Green, Rose Hayden, Zach Kokinda, David Leone, Kassidy Mahler, Lisa Niceswanger, Shelby Radloff, Morgan Reynolds, Carter Rumball, Collin Salyers, David Saunders, Katlyn Sheppard, Jacob Tuttle, Lauren Wheeler; sophomores Dominique Araguz, Ericka Castillo, Morgan Donahue, Leah Evans, Shannon Gardner-Pumphrey, Molly Haberman, Logan Harnisch, Craig Hohler, Chaz James, Halee Jones, Ian Kyle, Jovi Lombardy, Ryan Norgard, James Olsen, Hannah Sarty, Samantha Schroeder, Cierra Snaples, Tiffany Street, Lance Taylor, Tayler Wadsworth; juniors Jason Bailey, Lauren Balduf, Caitlin Behrens, Sean Black, Drew Blackburn, Karlie Busby, Christian Cash, Courtney Coleman, Brody Dunn, Erin Farkas, Trey Gluth, Alexa Haskin, Lacy Hepp, Victoria Koebel, Britney Lindemann, Allison Long, Kaitlyn Mahler, Nick Pope, Cody Reiman, Brandon Rosiar, Hunter Yarbrough; and seniors Melissa Ballasch, Eric Brahier, Chelsea Calvert, Teah Carnicom, Megan Chaffin, Ashley Cuevas, Jimmy Digby, Emaleigh Dunn,

Joe Escobedo, Evaristo Figueroa, Michelle Fillmore, Hunter Floro, Cody Gray, Ryan Guerra, Drew Gunderson, Nicholas Heminger, Bradley Hotz, Brooke Kelly, Jon Koch, Lacey LaBret, Diante Laurel, Darin Lee, Michale Long, Allison Martin, Sean Meyers, Haley Millinger, Emily Ochs, Amber Peto, Connor Pine, Laure Puffenberger, Dominic Pusateri, Becca Rider, Daisy Silva, Lisa Stephens, Alex Stephenson, Chouinard Stransky, Kevin Thebeau, Alyssa Wells, Clayton White, Ashley Wuersig, Garret Zunk. • Merit Roll: freshmen Kiya Brown, Jake Depner, Allesandria Dracka, Jesse Escobedo, Kennedy Gulas, Ashley Hicks, Marcus Hogan, Preston Keck, Jaden Kleinhans, Cal Laurel, Breanna Lee, Kelsey Salyer, Kaitlyn Slauterbeck, Samantha Stroupe, Carley Vess, Chelsea Vollmer, Jack Warner, Katelyn Webb, Emily Zibert, Ashley Zoeller; sophomores Kelly Althaus, Kayla Armendariz, Abigail Barker, Alex Bastian, Zach Baugh, Madison Baxter, Paige Culver, Santana Dileberto, Tyler Evans, Jonathan Fletcher, Nathaniel Haghiri, Kayleigh Householder, Cameron King, Shelby Klima, Brock Moore, Meghan O’Neal, Jacob Reed, Jennnifer Salazar, Adam Shealy, Bree Slauterbeck, Kortney Solis, Kyle Wagner, Chris Weaver, Dylan Webb, David Wilburn, Joey Zam, Elise Zeitzheim, Claire Zielinski; juniors Perrin Adkins, Sloan Barton, RobertBeck, Caleb Cuevas, Katie Edwards, Nathan Elliott, Lexi Fodor, Donovan Guerra, Amanda Hall, Brehana Hernandez, Chris Hetsler, Jessica Johnson, Michael Kirkpatrick, Karl

Kopchak, Alison Lawson, Nicky Leone, Jessica Lorensen, Ross Meek, Jason Mueller, Rachel Nehls, Robbie Peterman, Abbi Pitts, Kyle Radloff, Breanna Robinson, Addison Rospert, Cody Smith, Kaitlin Walters, Amber Willoughby and seniors John Bowers, Candace Brandt, Tara Crump, Spencer Farris, Kelly Freimark, Arica Gonzales, Patrick Harvey, Garrett Howell, Emilee Kirk, Taylor Murphy, Ashley Peroni, Vera Reinheimer, Jasmine Roca, Brooke Rodwancy, Erin Smith, Alysa Williams.

Danbury Middle School • Fifth grade: High Honor Roll — Julia Clapper, Cassie Klaehn,* Tug Tibbels*; Honor Roll — Addison Barta, Nathan Borgio, Haley Clemons, Brandon German, Gretta Griesbach, Ryan Gwin, Cole Hale, Brooke Hoffman, Kyndra Koenig, Javion Large, David Mesnard, Sam Perram, Kalee Rakosky, Priscilla Richardson, Hannah Rodriguez, Charleigh Steinbrick, Ben Strnad, Kayla Welter • Sixth grade: High Honor Roll — Haley Bickley,* Sydney Bieberich,* Sarah Bossetti,* Haley Hoffman,* Sarah Redett*; Honor Roll — Lily Bishoff, Ben Driggers, Justin MacGillivray, Mackenzie McClellan, Keval Patel, Bradley Pruitt, Robin Skinner, Cade Wilhite • Seventh grade: High Honor Roll — Nick Bossetti,* Cory Bowser,* Mikahla Conrad, Jared Koenig, Ashley Kolhoff, Kyle Mumford,* Sierra Puckett,* Kierstin Tuttamore,* Sam Tyson,

Seth Vargo; Honor Roll — Nathan Ahrens, Olivia Coale, Taylor Hurst, Ben Keller, Sarah Lange, Grady Mark, Connor McClellan, Thomas Nowak, Allisa Ritterbach, Ashley Scharenberg, Nicolette Stys, Alison Sypherd, Paige Wright • Eighth grade: High Honor Roll — Brianna Adams,* Alexis Dayton,* Jade Dew, Hayley Doski,* Marinah Edwards,* Racheal Kirk,* Kelly Lavelle,* Gina Moravec,* Alyxandra Perram,* Samantha Puckett,* Taylor Wilhite*; Honor Roll — Austin Buchanan, Sydney Judd, Connor Lenthe, Alexis Mitchell, John Rhodes, Solomon Richardson, Jonathan Stephenson, Cassandra Whitaker, Samantha Wilkinson *Denotes all A’s

Ottawa County Christian Academy Ottawa County Christian Academy has concluded its second academic quarter and would like to recognize the following student’s achievements: • High Honors (3.75 GPA) — Breanna Slessman, Grade 3, 4.0 (All A+’s); Aiden Slessman, Grade 1, 3.90; Luke Hawkins, Grade 1, 3.85; Kaelyn Free (Grade 3), 3.81; and Derek Martzke (Kindergarten) 3.75. • Honor Roll (3.5 – 3.749 GPA) — Lyle McDonald, Grade 9, 3.50; Makayla Free (Kindergarten) 3.63; and Xoie Bickelhaupt (Kindergarten) 3.56. • Merit Roll (3.0 – 3.49 GPA) — Rebekah McDonald, Grade 6, 3.46; Ian McVicker (Grade 5) 3.35; Jacob McDonald (Kindergarten) 3.13; and Nichole McDonald (Grade 8) 3.12.


First grade students in Mrs. Rita McNutt’s class at Immaculate Conception School recently celebrated a Thanksgiving-theme day. They cut vegetables to make soup, decorated and cut out Indians and made a papoose to wrap them in, and munched on an Indian snack, popcorn. They heard a story about the first Pilgrims, and made and played a stick toss Indian game. The next day they enjoyed the soup with those who helped to prepare and other family and friends. Pictured with Indian necklaces and adult helpers are Kaitlyn Robinette (front left), Taylor Bollinger, Carly Robinette, Jayden Laney, Noah Zimmerman, Parker Fanning, Lily Spieldenner (second row, left), Luke Saffran, Levi Schultz, Mrs. Jadwisiak with Stefanie Jadwisiak, Grandma Judy Kevlishvili (back left) with Mia Kevlishvili, Olivia Felbinger with mom Jennifer Felbinger and brother Quinn, Grandpa Jeff Morgan with Gabby Johnson, Grandpa Jim Snyder with Carson Snyder and Grandma Marilyn Cuttia with Jacob Weldon.

FALL FORMAL Danbury Middle School Student Council held a fall formal for the seventh- and eighth-grade students on Friday, Nov. 18


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Christmas season begins at Ferguson Gallery Ferguson Gallery is hosting its 13th annual Christmas Open House Friday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 27. For more than 25 years, the artisans at Ferguson Gallery have been creating limited edition Christmas ornaments. In 2011, Cary Ferguson and his sons Cary Jr. and Levi are proud to introduce their very first hand-blown glass ornament titled “The Celebration.” Each ornament is comprised of multiple pieces of glass cane and murrine. The glass canes and murrine — small pieces of cut cane — were all created in the Ferguson glass blowing studio. Each one-of-a-kind ornament will be hand signed, numbered and dated. If you would like to watch the making of “The Celebration” you can view a video on Facebook through our web page at Ferguson For the ultimate experience in glass blowing, you can sign up to create your own unique piece of glass with the artisans. Visit the gallery on the weekend and watch glass blowing in the studio, shop the gallery, enjoy refreshments and find gifts for family and friends. Throughout the holiday season several special events will be featured at the gallery. On Nov. 26, Ohio bead artist Jen Pitts will be on hand. A Kameleon trunk show kicks off Dec. 9 and throughout the month there will be specials on Chamilia jewelry. Visit the gallery at 5890 E. Harbor Road, Marblehead. For information, call 419-734-0600, visit or or email

Barbershoppers at The Vineyard on Catawba The Vineyard on Catawba welcomes Fostoria Lake Plains Barbershop Chorus at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. The show will be at The Vineyard Community Center, 3820 E. Vineyard Village Dr., Port Clinton, and is free and open to the public. Call 419-797-3100 for information.

PC students join in Terra’s Holiday Festival Terra State Community College presents Holiday Festival 2011, “Stars I Shall Find!” These annual holiday concerts have become one of the area’s most sought after performances to begin this festive time of year. Featuring the college’s largest presenting ensemble, the Terra Choral Society, the festival concerts have included various vocal and instrumental groups, guest artists and soloists to participate in these celebratory and thematic productions. The Terra Brass Choir, Arts Chorale, Faculty Wind Quintet and special guests will join the Choral Society in concert this year. “Stars I Shall Find” is a concert themed from the perspective of stars looking down on earth, and what people dream when they look to the stars in the evening sky. The concert includes a mixture of traditional and



Cancer Support Group

WHAT: This support group is an excellent way for patients, caregivers and family members to connect with others to share information and resources. WHERE: Magruder Hospital Conference Center WHEN: 12:30 p.m. INFO: RSVP to 419-7343131 ext. 3370

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Community Feast

Shore’s Chef Ryan Duffy will open his Hearth Dining Room to the public. Meal includes freshly carved turkey, rubbed sage and onion stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes, baked yams, seasoned asparagus, cranberry apple chutney, an assortment of fresh breads, pumpkin chiffon pie and chocolate harvest pecan pie. WHEN: Noon WHERE: Otterbein North Shore, Marblehead COST: $10 INFO: 419-798-8203

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WHAT: Guests are invited to come out to the annual Thanksgiving feast. For those who can’t make it out of their homes, meals can also be delivered. Donations are appreciated. WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Trinity United Methodist Church, corner of Adams and Second streets in Port Clinton COST: Free INFO: 419-967-0185

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Legion dinner

WHERE: Port Clinton Playmakers Civic Theatre, 606 W. Sixth St., Port Clinton WHEN: 7:30 p.m.

WHAT: Thanksgiving meal; open to the public. WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: American Legion Post 114 at 221 Park St., in Oak Harbor. COST: Free INFO: 419-898-5888

Thanksgiving buffet WHAT: Otterbein North

WHAT: Public welcome to party at the Port Clinton VFW. Big-screen TVs, beverage specials, free food, raffles, game boards and more. Members bring their favorite snack to share. WHEN: Noon to ? WHERE: VFW Hall, Madison Street, Port Clinton


The Best Damn Band in the Land — THE Ohio State University Marching Band — will be performing a special concert at the Stranahan Theater in Toledo at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25. They are stopping in Toledo on their way to Ann Arbor for the annual tussle with the “team up north.” Admission is $25 and tickets can be purchased by calling 866-381SHOW (7469) or from TicketMaster at 800-745-3000. nnn

Here’s a great idea for a special gift: blood! Next Thursday, Dec. 1, the Red Cross Bloodmobile will be making a stop at the Community Market VFW Hall on Main Street in Oak Harbor from noon to 6 p.m. What a great holiday gift, the gift of life! nnn

The Salvation Army will host the eighth Annual Tree-A-Rama at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Mon Ami Restaurant and Winery. All proceeds go to their toy program. They provided more than 6,000 toys for nearly 2,000 kids last year. If you would like to donate a tree, centerpiece, wreath or gift package, call Maureen Saponari at the Salvation Army at 419-732-2769. nnn

Congratulations to Jonathan

Dec.Dec. 3

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WHAT: Fostoria Lake Plains Barbershop Chorus will perform; open to the public. WHEN: 5:15 p.m. WHERE: The Vineyard on Catawba Community Center, 3820 E. Vineyard Village Dr., Port Clinton COST: Free INFO: 419-797-3100

Dec.Dec. 4


WHAT: Take Off Pounds Sensibly. If interested, please stop and join us WHEN: 11 a.m. WHERE: Peace Lutheran Church, 900 Jefferson St., Port Clinton

WHAT: Three open houses going on that day. Food, jewelry, pottery, carvings, photography and fabric art and book signings WHEN: Noon to 5 p.m. WHERE: Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, West Ohio 2, near Oak Harbor INFO: Call Mary at 419898-0960, ext. 31

Tree A Rama Charity Auction

WHAT: Cost is $1 donation per card and prizes will be awarded to all winners; open to the public. Refreshments will be served. WHEN: 2 p.m. WHERE: The Vineyard on


Bill and Kit Yuhasz of Great Lakes Popcorn have been featured on the Northern Ohio Tourism website, There is nothing like a tin of their specialty popcorn for holiday enjoyment. Bill wrote to let me know he enjoyed the piece we wrote about buying local for Christmas, and purchasing only goods or services made in America. If you go on the website, click on the “Twelve Days of Christmas Ohio Style” section. nnn

“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 special seasonal greeting. The trees will be displayed on the light posts in the Village. Donation is $35 per tree


Wildlife Holiday Open Houses


Brown of Port Clinton High School who led the Redskins to the Sandusky Bay Conference Championship this year. Jonathan was named 2nd team All Ohio in Division II.


Barbershop Chorus

WHAT: . Ida Rupp Public Library will present “Internet Basics.” Bring your own laptop computer (or a few will be available from Ida Rupp WHEN: 10:30 a.m. WHERE: The Vineyard on Catawba, 3820 E. Vineyard Village Dr., Port Clinton COST: Free INFO: 419-797-3100


WHAT: Public encouraged to participate. Dad’s Shot Gun Raffle will be drawn on

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WHEN: Noon to 6 p.m. WHERE: Community Market Oak Harbor VFW, 251 W. Main Street, Oak Harbor

Turkey Shoot


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this day at the shoot. WHEN: 11 a.m. WHERE: VFW Memorial Park, 1125 E. 5th St.

contemporary holiday classics as well as engaging repertoire defining the program’s theme. There will be several unique visual elements and carol sing-alongs throughout the program, making this a concert perfect to begin one’s holiday season. “Stars I Shall Find” is presented at the following locations: • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 — Clyde High School Auditorium, 1015 Race St., Clyde • 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 — Port Clinton Performing Arts Center, 821 Jefferson St., Port Clinton On Sunday, Touch of Class of Port Clinton High School will be joining the concert to perform several selections with the Choral Society in “surround sound.” Tickets are $10, available at the door or through reservations with Terra’s box office at 419559-2379.

WHAT: All proceeds go to the Salvation Army’s toy program WHEN: 4 p.m. WHERE: Mon Ami Historic Winery & Restaurant INFO: To donate, call 419732-2769

• My three dogs and my one cat. — Chassitty Williams, age 6 • My teacher and my Mom and my Dad and my house. — Elijak Pinkleton, age 6 • My teacher and veterans and my uncle. — Paige Hofacker, age 6 • Tv and video games. — Ethan Stavicky, age 7 • My dog and my Mom and my Dad. — Christian Bryant, age 7 • My Mom, I love her. — Mia Sanchez, age 7 • The army because they fight for our freedom. — Miko Stams, age 7 • My Mom for helping old people. — Madison Royster, age 6 • My Mom. She helped me eat healthy. — Jordan Gray, age 7 • My Mom and Dad. — Owen Kuzma, age 6 • Freedom, world, Jesus, life, nature, animals, body, brain, health, mighty (strength) soldiers, land, relationships, and the American flag. — Lily Cooley, age 7 • My food, my family. — Grant Arnold • Helping my sister and my Mom and Dad and my brother clean up. — Noah Damschen, age 6 • My friends. — Alexis Avers, age 6 • My family and my pet

because they look cool. — Alyssa Libben, age 7 • Thank you for my Dad and my home. — Emanjie Buckley, age 6 • My baby brother and Jesus and the Army. — Dasia Freeman, age 6 • My family and my country and my grandma’s dog safe up in heaven. — Gavin Maloy, age 6 • My family because they are nice. — Mackenzie Martinez, age 6 • God and Jesus and my dogs. — Christian Paul, age 8 • My Dad and my Mom. — Jesus Santana, age 6 • The people in heaven. I have two of them. — Addisynne Siefke, age 6 • My Mom. — Ethan Parr, age 6 • Mom and Dad and my family and my Nana and Papa. Shaina Wheeler, age 7 • Friends, Mom and Dad. — Mya Curry, age 6 • God because if he wasn’t born, I wouldn’t be alive. — Kyla Wells, age 6 • My dog. She is in heaven. She was nice. I miss her. — Brent Jacoby, age 7 • The world and our freedom and our soliders. — Jacleson Sheller — age 6 • Mom and Dad and God. — Riley Orechia, age 6 • My friends. — Ann Marie Wadsworth, age 6

“We Give Thanks!” At Thanksgiving, we want to give a BIG “!” to all our loyal customers who have helped our company continue to succeed in business for over 96 years in downtown Port Clinton. Happy Thanksgiving!

and all proceeds go towards the Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration to be held in Oak Harbor on Saturday, Dec. 3. Forms are available online at They can also be picked up at the Chamber office, 161 W. Water St. in Oak Harbor. nnn

Finally, we would like to wish you all a most joyous and safe Thanksgiving. We thank you for your loyal readership. Without you, we don’t exist. We all have gone through some tough times these past four or so years, but I believe they are outweighed by the many blessings we have all shared.

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BY JOHN SCHAFFNER Publisher In 1936, downtown Port Clinton had lots of businesses, banks and stores. The Island House is still there, although it has gone through a lot of different ownership groups in the last 20 or so years. Two family-owned businesses are still there: Ohler and Holzhauer and Bolte Real Estate and Insurance. You can imagine in the depths of the depression, selling advertising would have been somewhat difficult. But that is what Ann Bolte did. One of her clients was the GermanAmerican Bank owned by Pete Lausten and Alma Goss. They saw something in Ann Bolte that she perhaps did not see in herself. They suggested that Ann could make a lot more money if she were in the insurance business. Also, because foreclosures were not uncommon then as they are not uncommon in today’s economy, perhaps selling Real Estate might present her an opportunity. That is when Ann Bolte launched a 50 year career and a Port Clinton business legend began. In 2011, the associates of Bolte Real Estate and Insurance have been celebrating their 75th anniversary in business. For a family run business, that is now in its 4th generation, lasting 75 years is quite a feat. The first generation was Ann Bolte, who took the advise of Pete Lausten and Alma Goss. Starting from scratch selling real estate and insurance must have been an enormous risk in 1936. But Ann Bolte was a workaholic and determined to make that business her own. She was also a woman, a rarity in business circles back then. Ann Bolte stuck with it and was a regular at their office until just a few years ago when she passed at 102 years old. She worked well into her 90s. Her son, Eugene joined the firm in 1946 having returned from World War II as a Captain in the 3rd Army with George Patton. Ann’s brother John Drusbacky and former Port Clinton Mayor John Fritz joined the firm in the 1960s. Ann and Gene Bolte helped with the development of a lot of Port Clinton and Catawba Island’s classic residential growth in the 1960s and 70s such as the Harbor Island, Forest Park, Colony Club and Catawba Cliffs on Catawba as well as Portage Park and the Lee Avenue extension in Port Clinton. She helped market Catawba’s first condominiums at Colony Club and the original CIC condos on Moore’s Dock Road with Lou Siefert, Bill Richards and Maurey Summers. In 1980, the 3rd generation of the Bolte family joined the firm. Cindy Bolte was teaching elementary school in Fre-

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The sign up deadline for the Main Street Port Clinton Community Christmas Parade has been extended to Dec. 1. For $25 businesses and local organizations may enter a vehicle, float or group of marchers to show case your business and show your community support in the parade to be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 3. There will be three celebrity judges on hand to choose the best of the best. The top three winners will receive a plaque of congratulations. First place will be given a large trophy to display in their business all year round proving your business’ skills in Christmas Parade Performance. Your business will have a custom plaque on the trophy which will travel around the town

for many years to come tracking the best parade participants of each year. The parade route will begin at the old Community Market parking lot off Monroe and Perry streets. It will travel down Perry Street turning right on Jefferson heading South to Third Street then back north on Madison concluding back in the Community Market parking lot. Awards will be given out at 1:30 p.m. Santa will be leading the parade in a carriage with six horses followed by the community fire truck, police vehicles and ambulances along with representatives from area businesses and nonprofits. For a registration form or more information, call 419-734-5503.

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Real Estate Transfers Week ending Nov. 18

Allen Township

• 11-14-11 Robert A. Dedo to Thomas Ulrich, 6421 Old Stone Trail, $30,000. • 1-18-11 Timothy J. Price to Sun Federal Credit Union, 7133 N. Lake St., $100,000.

Carroll Township

• 11-14-11 Elizabeth A. Isch to Douglas and Ann Reho, 8934 Canada Goose Court, $110,000. • 11-18-11 Virginia Cloran to Dan and Rita Puckett, 6395 Teal Bend, $55,000.

Clay Township

• 11-17-11 Jeffrey D. and Lisa M. Bradley to Randy E. Grosjean, 23415 W. Centerfield Drive, $70,000. • 11-18-11Dale C. Pressley et al to Federal Home Loan Mortage Corp., 19901 W. Zwicker Road, $66,667.


• 11-14-11 Barbara Ann Zimmerman to Carol Lee White, Come Sail Away North Windward, $4,500. • 11-18-11 Davenport Real Estate Development LLC to Barbara A. Vonthron and Brad L. Gerke, 799 N. Harbor Point Drive, $245,000.


• 11-16-11 Edwin R. and Mary Lee Fidler to Lanny B. and Faith A. Moldovan, 387 N. Lighthouse Oval, $116,500. • 11-17-11 SOF-VIIGarverick LLC to D Brent and Diane M. Fissel, 2893 S. Waterside Court, $280,000.

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• 11-17-11 Bay Point Acquisitions, LLC to Colleen L. Schaedler, 497 Bay Point Blvd. #28, $465,000

Harris Township

• 11-17-11 Elsie M. Snider to Pierre F. DeLuc Jr., 18940 W. Ohio 51, $115,000. • 11-18-11 Clarence P. and Phyllis A. Ninke to Andrew M. Fox, new split 44.25 acres Elmore East Road, $119,147.

Portage Township

• 11-17-11 Fannie Mae to John P. Martin, 2470 E.



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The Lake Erie Flag Football League in Oak Harbor sent four teams to the Michigan Youth Flag Football League Championship tournament at Walled Lake Northern High School in Novi, Mich., Nov. 11-23. This prestigious tournament hosts teams from as far away as Chicago. LEFFL sent the fourth-grade Patriots, coached by Tony Stewart and Craig Ish. That team beat out its competition to take home the championship trophy. This is the second consecutive year that team won first place and quite an accomplishment for the boys, ages 9 and 10. The third-grade Rockets team, coached by Jake Jacobs, Jim Riedner and Craig Ish, took home the runner-up trophy, losing the championship game 0 to 7 against a team that didn’t give up a single point in two days. Fifth and sixth grade teams also attended but did not place. For information on this co-ed youth league, search Lake Erie Flag Football League on Facebook. 

Stonecrushers small but mighty The sixth grade Danbury Stonecrushers — with only 12 players — enjoyed a 7-1 season this year under the leadership of head coach Matthew Polanco, losing only to Edison with 44 players. The team started with 13 players until Jesus Salinas sustained a broken arm playing soccer. A banquet in their honor was held on Nov. 11 with special awards chosen by the players going to Logan Kenley, Brandon Crownover and Parker Sherry. This is Polanco’s eighth year coaching. Special awards for fourth- and fifth-grade Stonecrushers went to Brandon German, Noah Stys and Sam Perram. These kids all worked extremely hard and played well. Thanks to all who supported the teams this year.

Danbury hands out fall awards Danbury High School honored their 2011 fall sports athletes and cheerleaders on Monday, November 14. Awards presented were as follows:

Football • Participation: John Brooks, Ken Fleming, Jon Brooks, & Ryan Chapman • First Year Letters: Shay Rickard, Caleb Gerber, Taylon Molnar, Cooper Eller, Austyn Morin, Branden Burke, Jim Chamberlin, James Dorko, Mike Stys • Second Year Letters: Justin Tester, Cory Schenk, Tyler Dray, Cody German, Kegan Rakosky, Jonathan McClellan • Third Year Letters: Zack Kalinoski, Brandon Bahnsen, David Gast, Ben Adams • Fourth Year Letter: Mike Ward, Lucas Kennedy • Most Improved Player: Cory Schenk • Most Valuable Player: Lucas Kennedy • Coaches’ Award: Kegan Rakosky • Laker Award: Ben Adams

Kim Holmes, Erin Lavelle, Lindsay Mark • Laker Award: Lindsay Mark • Coaches’ Award: Engelica Cichocki • Most Improved Player: Alyssa Almendinger • Most Valuable Player: Angie Lancaster

Girls’ Cross Country • First Year Letter: Faith Vargo, Zuriana Antonio, & Shawna Vienhaus • Third Year Letter: Andrea Dodd, Mollie Knighton, Kyleigh Hemmer • Fourth Year Letter: Kayla Oxendale • Best Runner: Kayla Oxendale • Coaches’ Award: Kyleigh Hemmer • Most Improved Runner: Mollie Knighton

Boys’ Cross Country • Second Year Letter: Tyler Arquette • Third Year Letter: Dylan Buckley • Fourth Year Letter: Jacob Fultz • Top Runner: Dylan Buckley

Girls Golf: • Certificates: Alyssa Biro, Felicia Cain, Heather Spears, & Nicole Spears • First Year Letters: Alexis Williams & Tori Wright • Second Year Letters: Allison Hohman • Third Year Letters: Mariah Frantz • Rookie of the Year: Alexis Williams • Most Valuable Golfer: Mariah Frantz • Most Improved: Allison Hohman

Cheerleading: • Certificates: Brooke Butler, Morgan Snyder, Sierrah Edwards, Kaitlyn Pennington, Elizabeth Bush, and Haley Menier • First Year Letters: Ally Kennedy, Alexis Williams, Mollie Knighton, Alex Beverick, & Brittany Wamsley • Second Year Letters: Brooke Buchanan, Andrea Dodd


Boys Golf

Danbury Athletic Booster Academic Excellence Award:

• Certificates: Engelica Cichocki, Cassidy Rhodes, Katie Almendinger, Morgan Snyder, Allison Ahrens, Caitlyn Thompson, Megan Stephens, Lauren Kalinoski, Erin Joyce, Haley Menier, Kylah Mackall, Taylor Zelms, Alexa Bintz • First Year Letters: Jessica Hruby, Alyssa Almendinger, Mina Radonjic Second Year Letter: Angela Lancaster, Kelsey Clemons, Lilly Kennedy,

• Certificates: David Cunningham & Collin Bush • First Year Letter: Chase Botson • Second Year Letter: Dominic Manuella • Third Year Letter: Sean McGraw and Matt Pusateri • Most Improved Golfer: Dominic Manuella • Most Valuable Golfer: Chase Botson

• Boys’ Golf: Matt Pusateri • Girls’ Golf: Tori Wright • Cheerleading: Mollie Knighton • Boys’ Cross Country: Tyler Arquette • Girls’ Cross Country: Zuriana Antonio • Football: Caleb Gerber • Volleyball: Erin Lavelle, Lindsay Mark, Kim Holmes, Lilly Kennedy, & Mina Radonjic

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Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, is pleased to congratulate Rob and Joy Ault for a remarkable month of September! Rob and Joy placed in the top 1 percent of the real estate agents at Howard Hanna, America’s fourth largest real estate firm, with a sales volume of $1,212,000. Rob and Joy Ault can be reached at Howard Hanna Real Estate Catawba Office, 419-341-6769.

TRANSFERS from 2B Schiew Road, $275,000. • 11-18-11 Mitchell and Marsha Warnike to Michael Weichert, 4125 Kirk Road No. 135, $29,000.

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• 11-16-11 Timothy and Dawn Harnard to Jacob Lipstraw, 9490 W. Oak Harbor SE Road, $125,000.

Oak Harbor Corp

• 11-16-11 Oak Harbor DG LLC to ARC DGOKHON))! LLC, 136 Locust St. , $1,137,423. • 11-18-11 Ralph L. Cook to Donald R. Phillips Jr. and Jennifer L. Phillips, 125 N. Benton St. $59,000.

It’s Thanksgiving week. And if you’re fortunate, you can look around your Thanksgiving table and see several generations of your family. Of course, as you know, many types of cohesiveness are involved in knitting a family together. But one connection that frequently gets ignored, at least in terms of family dialogue, is the financial linkage between parents and their children on one hand, and these same parents and their parents on the other. So if you find yourself in this “sandwich” group, it may be worth considering your financial position. If your children are very young, you might want to start by emphasizing the importance of three separate concepts: saving, spending and sharing. If you give them an allowance, or if you pay them to do some minor tasks around the household, you can encourage them to put the money in three separate containers. The “spending” jar is for them to use as they choose, the “saving” jar is to be put in some type of savings or investment account and the “sharing” jar is to be used for contributions to charitable causes. You can extend the spending, saving and sharing themes by encouraging your kids to spend wisely, watch how their savings grow and feel pride in the work done by the charitable groups their dollars support. Later, when your kids are older, and can earn money by babysitting, mowing lawns or working part-time, you can further encourage good financial habits by offering to match their contributions to a Roth IRA. And be sure to discuss the different types of investments available; they may enjoy learning about the ways in which they can

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participate in the financial markets. Above all else, talk to them about the importance of developing good financial skills and how these skills will play a part in your family’s overall well being. Now, let’s turn to your parents. If they’re elderly, you may find that talking to them about financial issues may be considerably more challenging than talking about these issues with your children. It’s unfortunate, but true: People are sensitive about money and often don’t want to talk about it. You may find that you need to be persistent, especially if your parents are getting on in years. Perhaps you encourage them to consider their current position, and what planning might need to be considered. Do they have accounts in a local bank? Where are their investments held? Do they have a financial advisor? Have they worked with legal professionals on any arrangements? If your parents have expressed interest in leaving a legacy or passing assets to family members, you might consider encouraging them to seek assistance from the appropriate professionals. After all, if something were to happen to your parents without them having made the proper arrangements, their wishes may not be carried out. So this Thanksgiving, as you think about the value of your family, you might take some time to consider issues that need to be addressed. . It may take time and diligence — but when it comes to your loved one’s wishes and well-being, it’s probably worth the effort. nnn

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by local Edward Jones Financial Advisor Gary Coon.

10:00 A.M. Household ~ 11:00 A.M. Real Estate

Directions: From Oak Harbor go West on St Rt 163, turn right (North) onto St Rt 590, turn right onto 3rd St, turn left onto West Street. Watch for signs. For Benton-Carroll-Salem School District Real Estate: Rocky Ridge Elementary School building, 3.5 +/- acres. Well water, sewage treatment on premises, fuel oil heat. CALL FOR APPOINTMENT TO VIEW PROPERTY 419-262-7408

Contents: Stainless steel Hobart meat slicer w/ stand, Hobart stainless steel mixer

w/ attachments & stand, Valcan Thermair oven w/ stand, Valcan 4 burner w/ griddle & oven, Kitchen cabinet stainless steel w/ wood top, 1200 watt Red Hot food warmer, Advanced floor wet/dry vac, 2 adjustable glass backboard basket ball hoops w/ poles, 2 Cannon fax machines, 234 folding chairs (approx), volley ball net & pole, Nobles super carpet vac, folding tables on wheels, child’s round table & chairs, several desks, 4 Spinet pianos, wooden shelving, metal shelves, magazine racks, wooden library index cabinet, tables of various sizes & lengths, approx 200 school desks w/ adjustable heights, oak library table, large oak desks, computer desks, desk chairs, bulletin boards, 15 TV’s, 10 metal TV wall mounts, several VCR’s, record players, tape recorders, film projector, several overhead projectors, microphone stands, 6 ft countertop cabinet, metal shelves w/ doors, wooden shelving on wheels, several tin 2, 3 & 4 drawer file cabinets, 2 chalk boards, 3 folding round tables, kindergarten nap pads – approx 20, paper roll machine, computer desks w/ adjustable heights & lengths, single computer desks, menu board w/ letters, lockers, 5 – 8 ft wooden adjustable shelving, wooden podium desk, large librarian desk, All American score board w/ controls. Many Other Misc. Items

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Apartment For Rent

House For Rent

Mfg’d homes for sale in nice Lakeside-area park with marina. Contact park owner at 419-798-5103 or visit

PORT CLINTON two bedroom apartment. All appliances, including dishwasher & washer/dryer hook up. Central air, gas heat, private patio, pool, fishing pond. $590 per month, 6 month lease available, water and sewer included. One cat permitted, no dogs. 419-7347422, 419-341-4498

NEWLY REMODELED 2 Bedroom Ranch Style Home For Rent. Lakeside Area. $700/Month Plus Utilities. 330.352.6676

Clean Out Your Attic… Call Cheryl to place your ad. 419-732-1500

Lovely, small Chalet style home on Catawba Point, Bedroom and Bathroom down; loft bedroom and bath up. Gas fireplace, electric heat, quiet and private area. $600/Month, lease and references required. NO smoking NO Pets. Call 419.798.5132 OR 419.797.4465 for appointment. Owner licensed RE Agent. HOME FOR LEASE on boat slip in Port Clinton. Furnished Two bedroom $500/mo 330-416-5619

Real Estate Terms: $5000 down, non-refundable at time of auction, with balance due on delivery of deed in 30 days. Taxes will be prorated. Statements made the day of sale supersede all printed matter. Property sold not contingent upon financing or inspections. Owner reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. Property sold as is no warranties. Terms: Cash or check with proper ID. All items sold as is where is. Not responsible for accidents, or items after they are sold. Statements made the day of sale supersede all printed matter. Licensed by the division of Licensing, Ohio Department of Agriculture, and bonded in favor of the State of Ohio. NOTE: Chad W. Brough and Batdorff Real Estate, Inc. are representing the sellers only. All properties are sold as is, where is, no guarantees. Buyers shall rely entirely on their own information and inspection of the property.

EXECUTIVE FURNISHED home with boat dock for long term lease or purchase. First floor master suite plus two dorm-type upstairs bedrooms. Beautiful sunroom, deck, and hot tub. Email for more info or call 330-4165619

Real Estate Auctioneer: Chad W. Brough. 419-262-7408 Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449



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House For Sale FOUR BEDROOM, 2 and a half bath. 2,100 sqft, finished basement. 717 Vine Ave., Marblehead. NLS 20115250. Contact 419-357-3297 www.

Public Annoucement BANKRUPTCY for a fresh start call Tom Connolly, attorney 419-898-2889

Lots For Sale END OF SEASON sale. Fantastic Marblehead waterfront lot just marked down to $80k. Gated community private beach, marina and clubhouse. Call 216-2255775

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Place your help wanted with us… call Cheryl at 419-732-1500

Storewide Sale

Hundreds of new items in stock. Choose from rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces. All marked down for the holidays

50% to 75% Off Sale Starts Black Friday thru Christmas!

Trade in your old diamonds and gold, and save even more! Bassett’s Plaza 4062 E. Harbor Rd. Port Clinton

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Text “jewelry” to 41948 for sales, promotions and specials

We're Selling Houses! FEATURED LISTING!

$68,000 – Energy efficient story 3 BR/2BA bungalow w. attached SALEone PENDING garage and full basement. Updated interior $89,900 – New construction 3BR/2BA home with covered porch on SOLD large corner lot. $79,900 – 2 story bungalow w. full basement, garage, fenced yard, SOLD and lots of craftsmen charm $179,900 – Lakefront community SOLD condo! 3BR/2BA, bright and open w. patio, & 1 car garage. $39,900 - Quality doublewide 3BR/2BA, carport, oak cabinets, porch, SALE PENDING shed, and all appliances. $325,000 – 23 acres w. 2-3 BR duplex apartments, and nice barn on PENDING Catawba. Make your SALE own wine! $199,000 – 2 BR/2BA condo w. Lakeview, In-ground pool close to PENDING unit, and garage. WalkSALE to Sandy Beach. $150,000 – 3 BR/2BA ranch home w. cedar siding, and 2 car garage SALE PENDING w. golf club and pool at entrance $50,000 – Investment! 2, 1 story units with immediate income. Good SOLD tenants, 1 unit 3BR, 1 unit 1 BR $124,000 –Gem Beach. Furnished 3BR/1BA cottage, Sandy beach just yards away, and MarinaSOLD onsite $74,900 – View of lake & marina. SOLD Well established neighborhood on Catawba Is. 100’x150’. $399,900 – Lakeview, Sandy Beach, Dockage, 3 BR/3.5 BA condo w. SOLD all the amenities.

RE/MAX Lake Shore Realty Office: 419-734-7355, 419-262-0936, 419-262-0915 One Grand Lake Drive Port Clinton, OH

John Rader, CRS Kathy Rader, Broker

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Happy Thanksgiving

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from all of us at 419.734.5551

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1-1/2 story home w/family room and Florida room for entertaining, loads of closets, 2 fireplaces to hang the stockings, and new kitchen with all appliances. Friends refer rear yard to a paradise as it is very private with doll house storage, hot tub, pond, masonry bar, and masonry fire pit. Come take a look today. $174,900

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2009 - 22.5% of all SOLD listings in MLS’s Port Clinton area were marketed by Jack Bradley Realty. Let Jack Bradley Realty’s effective marketing system work for you!

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Port Clinton, Marblehead, Catawba Island and Oak Harbor readers choose The Beacon by more than 3-1 as their preferred source for community news. • 97.2% of residents in this market report they receive The Beacon every week. • 81.2% of residents in this market report they read The Beacon every week. • 75% of residents in this market report they buy goods and services advertised in The Beacon every week.

Nearly 44,000 people visited our Web Site in October totaling over 1.5 million hits!

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LEMARIN CONDOMINIUMS & MARINA • 4311-B Marin Woods. 3BR 3BA Elevated ranch w/loft area and views of Marina & Lake Erie. Expansive deck for entertaining. 40+ft floating dock (B-23). Approximately 75% of this condo has been upgraded. $349,000. • 4260-A Marin Woods. 2BR 2.5BA. This unit is in a wooded area with seasonal views of Lake. It includes a 40ft dock, (D-9), in marina. You can hear the waves roll onto the Shore! $174,000. • 4370-B Marin Woods. 2BR 2.5BA Townhome including 35ft dock (F-11) in private marina with direct Lake access. Meticulous condition with 3rd floor bonus room. $179,900. • 4375-B Marin Woods. 3BR 3Ba Condo is an elevated ranch with spacious loft on the second floor. Dock# D-6 ,40+ft, in a deep water marina w/direct access to Lake $295,000. • 4290-F Marin Boulevard. 2BR 2BA Direct Lakefront condo with spectacular views. 50' Dock outside your door. Wood flooring in living & dining areas, stone fireplace & covered patio for relaxing & entertaining. $389,900. • 4265-E Marin Woods. LeMarin ranch unit sitting on a stone cliff with glistening views of Lake Erie and fabulous sunsets. This unit has been almost completely refurbished and has had only two owners. Includes (40+ft) Dock B-4 $299,000.


11-1 4489 E. Harbor's Edge Dr. @ CIC, $549,000 11-1 3660 E. Oak Lake, $299,000 1:30-3:30 810 N. Harbor Point, $249,000 1:30-3:30 5313 E. Swan, Catawba Bay, $295,000 11-1 2671 Sand Road, $650,000 12-2 504 E. Water St., Oak Harbor, $239,900 1:30-3:30 3646 E. Baycliffs, Johnson's Is, $799,000

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The Beacon - November 24, 2011  

It’s Turkey Day and whether you’re sit- ting in the recliner watching football, planning your attack for Black Friday or slaving over a hot...