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HURON 2010 A complete business and community guide Supplement to the Huron Hometown News


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Huron Hometown News

Huron Looks to Future, Cherishes Past By Shelia Ehrhadt, Director Huron Chamber of Commerce The City of Huron observed its 200th birthday in 2009. This event gave us the opportunity to take a look back at the rich tapestry of Huron‘s history. The year-long Bicentennial celebration brought together residents from throughout the community and the area to work on many different projects and events. It was an exciting summer, filled with memory-making events. If you had listened very closely, there’s a sound you would have heard when an ensemble of skilled and dedicated people are working together toward a common goal. It’s an incredibly powerful moment, a triumph of the human spirit. That’s exactly what we experienced in our town this year. And now its time to think about the future – a future that offers many challenges as well as exciting opportunities for growth. Work was completed this fall on the four-bay boat launch ramp on the

Huron River with parking and facilities for 125 vehicles and boat trailers. Completed under the auspices of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the ramps will be officially dedicated at ceremonies planned for April. Despite these tough economic times, developers continue to look at the vacant Con Agra property. Studies have been completed on possible uses for the riverfront property and city officials are working to come up with a viable plan for developing this unique commercial area. Thanks to an ingenious marketing program initiated by city manager Andy White and City Council, the Huron Corporate Park is now home to two new businesses, Denton ATD and News-2-You, and nearly all of the vacant lots have been sold. Denton ATD is a manufacturer of test dummies for all sorts of vehicles and New-2-You brings innovative, on-line education program to children around the world. . The Chamber of Commerce is enjoying steady growth and is

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constantly seeking new ways to help its member businesses grow and prosper. Teaming up with the Business Resource Network and EHOVE Career Center , the Chamber is sponsoring an Ambassador program that joins city, school and chamber officials in an effort to open lines of communication with local businesses. More of these visits are scheduled for this year. The Chamber, in conjunction with Huron City Schools, published the annual City Directory late last fall. The 36-page color booklet is used as a

tourism publication and an answer book to questions newcomers and long-time residents may have about city or school services and schedules. They are available at the Chamber office, 509 Huron Street . Steeped in history and rich in natural beauty, Huron offers the small-town ambience that so many people yearn for in these fast-paced times. As Huron moves toward its future, it will continue to cherish its past as one of the finest small town’s in America ’s heartland, while eagerly anticipating an exciting future.


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Huron City Council Meetings Regular meetings of Huron City Council are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each and every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Huron City Hall, 417 Main Street, Huron, OH. When a regular or special meeting falls on a recognized legal holiday, the meeting will be held the next day at the time and place designated above unless otherwise announced. Regular Meetings for 2010 are: Jan 12, 26; Feb 9, 23; Mar 9, 23; Apr. 13, 27; May 11, 25; June 8, 22; July 13, 27; Aug 10, 24; Sep 14, 28; Oct 12, 26; Nov 9, 23; Dec 14, 28.

Boards and committees

• Planning Commission — meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30p.m. in Council Chambers of Huron City Hall. • Board of Building and Zoning Appeals — meets the second Monday of the month at 7:30p.m. in Council Chambers of Huron City Hall. • Design Review Board — meets the first Thursday of the month at 8:00 a.m. in the Huron Township Building, 1820 Bogart Road. • Huron Joint Recreation District Board — meets the first Tuesday of the month (January

through May & September through December) at 6:30p.m.at the Huron Boat Basin facility, 330 N. Main Street. • Council Finance, Safety and Economic Development Committees meet as needed. Visit www.cityofhuron.org for information including, but not limited to: Adopted Annual Budget, Codified Ordinances, calendar of meetings, complete list of Board & Committees, Ordinances, Resolutions, minutes, and current announcements. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend all city meetings.

Huron Police Department The Huron Police Department encourages all residents and visitors to drive safely this summer. Motorists should watch for pedestrians and

bicyclists during their travels. The City of Huron has enacted an ordinance that prohibits texting while driving which will be strictly enforced. While

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Upcoming Park Programs and Events LOOK WHO’S WALKING KICK OFF – Mon, Apr 5, 6:30 pm, Osborn Park, Frost Center — Plan to get healthy in 2010! Join Erie MetroParks, Erie County Health Department and Sandusky Recreation Department staff while walking for health every other Monday, April 5-Aug. 23 at 6:30 pm at different Erie County locations. Join us for 7 of 14 events and be entered in a drawing for prizes. Four Stress-buster Sample programs will be offered on off-Mondays, featuring food labeling, beginner ballroom dance, tai chi and canoeing.   TUESDAY TREK IN THE PARK – Tues, Apr 6, 10-10:45am, Osborn MetroPark, meet at the Frost Center. Enjoy a leisurely nature walk with the naturalist at one of your MetroParks the first Tuesday of each month. Dogs are welcome to join! Registration appreciated. PARK PALS – BOUNDING BUNNIES! – Sat, Apr 10, 10-10:45 am, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center,

ages 3-6 yrs. Spring has arrived and the bunnies are busy! Learn all about our cottontail friends and what to do if you find a baby bunny. Registration appreciated. PARK PALS – TURTLE TIME – Mon, Apr 12, 10-10:45 am, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, ages 3-6 yrs. Turtles are very unique animals and are found all over Ohio! Explore many of the different kinds of turtles that live all over the world. Registration appreciated. EARTH DAY EXTRAVAGANZA – Sat, Apr 17, 11 am-4 pm, Sandusky Mall—In honor of Earth Day, Erie County Solid Waste Management District, the Sandusky Mall and K96 are sponsoring an Earth Day Extravaganza, including local government, non-profit and community organizations’ informative displays; recycled art contest; Annual Biggest & Best Enviro-Poster Contest Display, promotional information and more. Look for the MetroParks table!

ALIEN & INVASIVE SPECIES IDENTIFICATION – Wed, Apr 21, 6:30 pm Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center. No, we are not talking about Martians. The presentation will cover non-native plants, birds, and insects with information about their appearance, habitat, possible controls, and their impact in the MetroParks. Registration appreciated. LOOK WHO’S WALKING 2010 FITNESS PROGRAM – Mon, Apr 29, 6:30-7:30 pm, Oakland Cemetery, Milan Rd entrance—Join us for a stroll around the Cemetery Grounds.   HOWL AT THE MOON! – Tues, Apr 27, 8-9 pm, Osborn MetroPark, meet at the Frost Center. Even your canine companion can get involved in Earth Week by taking a nighttime stroll through the park. We will also check out the dog park and your four-legged friend will go home with some doggie treats! Registration appreciated.

EARTH DAY LETTERBOX SEARCH – Thurs, Apr 22, 5:30-6:30 pm, Edison Woods MetroPark, Smokey Road staging area.  Celebrate Earth Day by getting out in nature and searching for one of the many letterboxes hidden in your MetroParks!  If you enjoy treasure hunts or geocaching, you’ll love letterboxing!  Registration appreciated. PARK PALS – EARTH DAY EXTRAVAGANZA! – Sat, Apr 24, 10-10:45 am, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, ages 3-6 yrs. Celebrate Earth Day by learning ways to preserve and protect our special planet.  Registration appreciated.  PARK PALS – TREES ARE TERRIFIC! – Mon, Apr 26, 1010:45 am, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, ages 3-6 yrs. Arbor Day is coming soon! Learn all about the many uses of trees and what you can do to protect them. Registration appreciated.

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www.huronhometownnews.com LOOK WHO’S WALKING: STRESS REDUCTION TECHNIQUES – Mon, Apr 26, 6:45-7:45pm, Osborn Park, Frost Center—Learn how to read food labels and find out what the heck you’re eating with Instructor Donna Green. FIRELAND AUBUBONSPARROWS…MORE THAN JUST LBJ’S--Tue, Apr 27, 7 pm, Osborn MetroPark-Firelands RoomGuest Speaker: Sheryl Young. All are welcome! Refreshments and door prize. More info call Mary 419-6257136

FOCUS IS YOUR HOME SAFE AND HEALTH – Wed, Apr 28, 6:30 pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center. Presenter, Christine Stelzer, from Erie County Health Department will teach you seven simple steps to make your indoor environment a safe and healthy one. Learn how your indoor environment can impact your health. Topics covered include lead-based paint, radon gas, carbon monoxide, mold, and indoor asthma triggers. Participants will receive a free radon test kit. Registration requested.

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Boppin’ on the Basin:

June 5th—City Wide Garage Sale June 19th—Back Beat June 26th—Recess & Nostalgia Cleveland Boppin’ on the Basin: July 3rd—Red, White & Blues Bang Boppin’ on the Basin: June 5th—City Wide Garage Sale June 19th—Back Beat July 9th, 10th, 11th—Huron Riverfest Movies by the River: June 5th—City Wide Garage Sale June 26th—Recess & Nostalgia Cleveland July 17th—Gypsies in the Palace July 14th—Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs June 19th—Back Beat July 3rd—Red, White & Blues Bang July 24th—Christmas in July—Rumours Christmas Story June 26th—Recess & Nostalgia Cleveland MoviesJuly July 9th, 10th, 11th—Huron Riverfest by 21st—A the River: July 17th—Gypsies in the Palace 31st—13th Annual K-96Bang Summer Jam July 14th—Cloudy a Chance of Meatballs July 28th—Openwith Season II JulyJuly 3rd—Red, White & Blues July August 24th—Christmas in July—Rumours July 21st—A Christmas Story 7th—The Distractions August July 9th, 10th, 11th—Huron Riverfest Movies by the4th—The River: Wizard of Oz July 31st—13th Annual K-96 Summer Jam July 28th—Open Season II 13th, 14th—Huron Rotary Festival 11th—Coraline JulyAugust 17th—Gypsies in the Palace JulyAugust 14th—Cloudy with a of Chance of Meatballs August 7th—The Distractions August 4th—The Wizard Oz 21st—Super August 13th, 14th—Huron Rotary Festival *All movies Story start at dusk* August 11th—Coraline JulyAugust 24th—Christmas inBeatle July—Rumours July 21st—A Christmas August 21st—Super Beatle *All movies start at dusk* 28th,Annual 29th—Irish JulyAugust 31st—13th K-96Fest Summer Jam July 28th—Open Season II August 28th, 29th—Irish Fest September 4th—CocoBeanos August 7th—The Distractions August 4th—The Wizard of Oz September 4th—CocoBeanos September 7th-12th—Lake Boat Week September 7th-12th—Lake ErieErie Boat Week August 13th, 14th—Huron Rotary Festival August 11th—Coraline August 21st—Super Beatle *All movies start at dusk* 28th, 29th—Irish Fest Arts at August the Amphitheater: Arts at11th—Huron the Amphitheater: September 4th—CocoBeanos July Riverfest August 1st—Pantasia July 18th—Cathy Black August 8th—Erie County OSU July 11th—Huron Riverfest August 1st—Pantasia September 7th-12th—Lake Erie Boat Week July July 25th—Vermilion 18th—CathyCommunity Black August 8th—ErieAlumni CountyBand OSU Concert Band August 15th—Huron Rotary Art Festival July 25th—Vermilion Community August 29th—Irish FestAlumni Band Concert Band August 15th—Huron Rotary Art Festival Arts at the Amphitheater: yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy August 29th—Irish Fest July 11th—Huron Riverfest August 1st—Pantasia RECREATION EVENTS July 18th—Cathy Black August 8th—Erie County OSU yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Holiday Events: July 25th—Vermilion Community Alumni Band Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: March 27th RECREATION EVENTS Concert Band August 15th—Huron Rotary Art Festival Lions Club Pancake Breakfast from 8-12 at the Presbyterian Church. Adults $5, Children $3 August 29th—Irish Festmagic show after breakfast. Special appearance by the Easter Bunny and a FREE

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Holiday Events: Egg Hunt for kids 2-8 to follow at the Boat Basin at 1:15pm. *Parents, forget Bunny: to bring your cameras! Breakfast withdon’t the Easter March 27th

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Special appearance by the Easter Bunny and a FREE magic show after breakfast. HURON PRIDE—CITY WIDE Holiday Egg Hunt for kids 2-8 to follow at up theour Boat Basin at 1:15pm. This isEvents: a great opportunity to help clean community. 8:00am-10:00am Continental Breakfast 10:00am-12:00pm Clean Up *Parents, don’t forget to bring your Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: March 27thcameras! *Donations nonperishable food items will be accepted. Lions Club Pancake of Breakfast from 8-12 at the Presbyterian Church. Adults $5, Children $3 For more information on all events, visit www.huronparks.org Special appearance by the Easter Bunny and a FREE magic show after breakfast.

City Wide Clean Up: April 24th


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Holiday Events cont: 3rd annual Pumpkin Festival: October 9th

Join us for games, contests, great food, craft vendors, and the PUMPKIN DROP! Meet Santa Claus: December 11th

General Information : Bargains for Baby Sale: May 15th (9am-1pm) Huron Boat Basin $8/space City Wide Garage Sale: June 5th (9am-2pm) Huron Boat Basin $10/space City Wide Garage Sale II: September 4th (9am-1pm) Fabens Park $10space Individuals or businesses can sell crafts, collectibles or family heirlooms. Bargains for Baby Sale limited to infant/toddler items only. Spaces approximately 9x19 (parking space)

Safety Town: June 16th through June 24th—, for kids entering Kindergarten in the fall Inspiration Run: June 27th

This year, the Inspiration Run will honor long-time Huron resident and community supporter Mike Danilo, who was diagnosed with ALS. 50% of Inspiration Run 2010 registration fees will go to the Danilo family. Where: Fabens Park Check in: 11:30am-12:15pm, race starts at 12:30pm Who: Any and everyone, regardless of age or ability Cost: $10 entry fee

Summer sports camps:

Golf (June 28th-30th from 9-11) Baseball (June 21st-25th from 9-12)

Tennis (July 12th-23rd from 9-11:15) Cheerleading (July 6th-8th from 3:30-5:30) Soccer (July 12th-16th from 9-12)

Swim Lessons, presented by Huron Lagoons Marina... 3 sessions to chose from!

Session I: July 6th (Tues) to July 16th Cost: $50 Residents/$55 Non-Residents Cost: $55 Residents/$60 Non-Residents Session II: July 19th to July 30th Session III: August 2nd to August 13th Cost: $55 Residents/$60 Non-Residents Each session will contain the following classes: 9:00am-9:30am 7-10 years olds 9:35am-10:05am 7-10 year olds 10:10am-10:40am 3-6 year olds 10:45am-11:15am 3-6 year olds

summer Baseball and Softball tournaments—Splashtacular, the Blitz, Dawg Daze Come out and buy the freshest produce around at the Farmer’s Market Introduced in 2006, we are growing each year, adding more quality vendors. Every Thursday at the Huron Boat Basin… July 15th to October 28th from 3:30pm-6:30pm

Fall Softball & Baseball Leagues at Fabens Park. Team and individual registrations available. Baseball plays Saturday and Softball plays Sundays August 21st to October 3rd (no games Labor Day weekend)

For more information on all events, www.huronparks.org


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