Recession Depression Dance
Shape Your Behind in 2009 Page 4
HURON HOMETOWN NEWS
VOL. 3 NUMBER 21 January 22, 2009
GREAT PRESS FOR A GREAT LAKE PLACE
NEWS ONLINE 24/7... www.HuronHometownNews.com
Nature Scientist Richard Dolbeer, of Huron, Helps Prevent Bird and Aircraft Collisions BY MARY ANN BENCIVENGO
—————— Around Town Page 2 —————— Church Chat Page 3 —————— Shape Your Behind in 2009 Page 4 —————— Library Parks & Rec Page 5 —————— Entertainment Bridal Page 6 —————— Sports Page 9 Check out our NEW www.huronhometownnews for a complete photo gallery
—————— Schools Page 10 —————— Business Page 11 —————— Health & Wellness Page12 —————— Classifieds Page13
Wine of the Week Bohemian Highway $5.99 750mL reg. $7.99 10% off case
For 36 years, Richard Dolbeer of Huron worked as the National Coordinator of the Airport Wildlife Hazards Program for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Wildlife Services on projects that were international in scope. From his office in Sandusky he led a series of projects that sought methods of resolving conflicts between the natural world and the realms of humans, to help wildlife and people co-exist without harming one another. Dolbeer dealt with issues such as how to prevent bird damage to farmers’ corn and disease control in cities where birds roost. For the past 17 years, much of his scope has been a bird’s eye view: conducting research into what is called “bird strike”—or what happens when airplanes strike birds—which is what happened when Flight 1549 from LaGuardia Airport crash-landed into the Hudson River. Luckily, all passengers aboard and the entire crew survived. On CNN, Fox News, and NBC’S “Today” show, Dolbeer said that this incident alerts people nationally to the need to alleviate bird strikes in aviation. “Ironically enough,” Dolbeer states, “the crash happened two and a half hours after I gave a presentation at the Sandusky Rotary on bird strike.” He adds that he was invited there to speak, as the Sandusky A flock of blackbirds less than 2 miles from Memphis International Airport in January of 2007. No plane was near at the moment, but this demonstrates the battle that airports face nationfacility is a world leader in working with airports on wide. These are some of the same blackbirds that damage corn crops in Gorden Hahn’s fields how to keep birds and aircrafts separated. Soon after, on Bogart Rd., Huron, in the summer. PHOTO BY SCOTT STUPEK, USDA “We have worked with airports all over the U.S. and populations of many larger birds such as the great blue heron, osprey, bald abroad,” Dolbeer states, “in methods that discourage birds from being around airports and training people to keep birds out of eagle, snow goose and Canada goose, he explains, as North America has them.” Even so, he mentions, bird strike is becoming more and more com- done a good job in the conservation of these and many species and many mon since engines have gotten quieter. Another cause is the increase in the of these birds have adapted to living in urban environments. Dolbeer and experts in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expect that the frequency and severity of bird collisions will grow over the next decade. Dolbeer, retired in September, loved his work. “It is a very exciting field to work in, very diverse with a lot of challenges. I am very lucky to have worked in this field and to be helping the world. It’s been an incredible adventure.” His research has included population dynamics of pest species, economic assessment of losses, development of practical management techniques, and integrated pest management programs in the U.S. and abroad to countries such as Africa, Asia and Latin America. Dolbeer received degrees from the University of the South (B.A., Biology), the University of Tennessee (M.S., Zoology) and Colorado State University (Ph.D., Wildlife Biology.) He has published over 170 scientific papers and book chapters. He was honored in 2000 by the 65,000-member Airline Pilots Association for “scientific integrity and worldwide leadership in the reduction of wildlife hazards to aviation.” He was the 2005 winner of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration “Excellence in Aviation Research” award. Twice he has been recognized with “Excellence in Research” awards by the Jack Berryman Institute for Wildlife Damage Management and is the 2008 winner of the Caesar Kleberg Award for Applied Wildlife Research, presented by the Wildlife Society. From 1997-2008 he A bird’s eye view: Richard Dolbeer, local wildlife scientist who helps served as Chairperson of Bird Strike Committee-USA. birds and planes avoid striking one another, poses with a red-tailed To read more, go to one of Dolbeer’s latest publications, co-authored hawk. Dolbeer, from Huron, is the federal government’s leading exby colleague Sandra Wright, another Huron resident, at http://wildlife. pert on collisions between birds and aircraft such as last week’s plane pr.erau.edu/BASH90-07.pdf crash on the Hudson.
Bicentennial Committee Announces Beard Contest Calling all Grizzly Adams wannabe‘s! Pitch your razors, men, and step back a century or two. It’s time for a beard growing contest! Let that facial hair grow for the next five months. Cover up your chin, your lips, your cheeks, your neck, and show your manhood! By late spring you should be able to pass for Honest Abe, if you don a top hat, or an Amishman if straw. You won’t be taxed, branded a rebel, or even hounded as a hippie, because it’s all in good fun. Be prepared, though, for some good natured ribbing in the first month or so. Your Bicentennial Planning Committee is staging this beard and moustache growing contest to put folks in the mood for this year’s big Bicentennial Celebration. What better way to celebrate our past than to imitate our forefathers? Get into the spirit of the year and fill out an official entry form, then send it to the Huron Chamber, 509 Huron Street. But tarry not. Hair waiteth for no man, and the longer ye debate, the shorter thy beard relative to those who commence growing immediately. All that’s required is that you be a resident of Huron or Huron Township - or former student in Huron City Schools - and submit your entry form by February 15, 2009. If you can, hang on till mid-August during the Bicentennial Birthday Week when the judging
Compare Cornell's ad to the rest. More choices, better value! Support your local community
CORNELL’S Foods MONEY SAVING FACT:
THE LESS YOU EAT OUT… THE MORE YOU SHOP CORNELL’S THE MORE MONEY YOU’LL HAVE IN YOUR POCKET!!
will occur, then count up your winnings and shave if you must. Who knows - maybe the women in your life will insist you keep the handlebars, your distinguished looking sideburns, or your “fu macho.” And for those of you who can’t seem to grow hair on top of your head, maybe a face full of whiskers will atone for the flaw. Also, do you remember the jingle, “They love to get their fingers in your hair”? Hmmmmm! So, gentlemen, commence growing now, mail in your entry form, and who knows, with costs of electric going up, by summer you could save a buck for a beer or two. To paraphrase the Bard of Avon, “He that hath a beard is more than a youth, he that hath no beard is a party pooper.”
2% & Skim Milk Gallon
Bnls Skinless Chicken Breast
BUY 8 pc. Chicken GET FREE 1 lb. potato, macaroni or slaw
SUPER CHILL SODA
Armour Virginia or Honey Ham
$2.99 LB. Locally Owned & Operated! A Friendly Place to Shop!! PRICES GOOD JAN. 22 - 28, 2009
2% & Skim Milk Gallon
HOURS: 7 AM -9 PM DAILY • 419-433-7733
408 Cleveland Road East Huron, OH 44839
HURON HOMETOWN NEWS | Thursday, January 22, 2009
Around Town United States Coast Guard Awards Local Auxiliarist Christine Crawford
At the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Fall Conference held in Batavia New York, Christine Crawford was awarded the “Auxiliary Commandant Letter of Commendation Award” for her outstanding work in the origination of Huron Water Safety Day. Presenting the award to Christine was Commandant Thad Allen’s Chief of Staff Captain Callahan. It only took eight weeks for Christine to organize the first Huron Water Safety Day. The event brings the third and fourth graders from Huron
schools to the Boat Basin to learn about water safety. There are five learning stations manned by various organizations from the community to teach the children important information about water safety. Some of the teaching organizations are Huron Fire Department, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), the United Coast Guard Station Marblehead and Air Station Detroit, The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 09-08-05 and Erie County American Red Cross. This year will mark the third year for this program that not only teaches the children water safety but also makes sure each child receives a life jacket to take home with them. All of this is done with contributions from businesses and grants. In addition to those organizations listed above, the sponsors for 2009 to date are the Huron Lagoons, Tom Sollburg Sr., Santori & Peters, The Chapman Insurance Group and West Marine. Sponsors from past Huron Water Safety Days include all those previously listed and the US Coast Guard Station Marblehead, ODNR Division of Watercraft, Huron Police Dept., St. Vincent’s Life Flight, Kalahari Resorts, Huron Yacht Club, MetLife Auto & Home, Wal-Mart Sandusky, Huron Eagles, South Shore Marine, Harbor North, Holiday Harbor Marina, Subway of Huron, J & J Water Sports, North Coast Prop Tech, Smith & Condenni, LLP and Cottage Designs. Christine is busy getting everything together for the 2009 Huron Water Safety Day. If you are interested in being a sponsor for this year’s event that is held during National Safe Boating Week in May, contact Christine at the Chapman Insurance Group at 419-616-0019. Good luck Christine and congratulations on receiving this prestigious award.
HURON HOMETOWN NEWS GREAT PRESS FOR A GREAT LAKE PLACE
Editor & Publisher
Creative Services Manager
CONNIE ROBERTS email@example.com
CONNIE ROBERTS firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Photographer Contibuting Editorial
CHRIS MISCHLER email@example.com
CHERRY STACEY firstname.lastname@example.org
Classifieds Business Manager
email@example.com CINDY CONSTIEN
Letters to the Editor, our readers’ opinion forum, news releases and your comments as to the operation of The Huron Hometown News are welcome. Please note: All letters to the editor, intended for publication, must be signed by the writer and include a phone number (for verification purposes only). Photos and materials submitted for publication are to be considered property of The Huron Hometown News, unless otherwise specified. Materials to be returned must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with proper postage.
Published by Huron Press, LLC. HEIDI M. RIFE JENNIFER L. DAUBEL HEIDI M. RIFE MICHAEL A. FOSTER MARY ANN BENCIVENGO MARY STRAYER JUDGE WILLIAM STEUK HURON PARKS & RECREATION HURON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Huron Hometown News® SM TM 1992 304 Williams Street • Huron, Ohio 44839 Phone 419-433-1401 • Fax 419-433-4487 www.huronhometownnews.com Published every Thursday The Huron Hometown News is owned and operated by Huron Press, LLC. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the expressed, written consent of the Publisher. The views expressed by the contributors are not necessarily those of the management of The Huron Hometown News and its heading and logo are protected through trademark, servicemark and copyright registration. Class liners and Retail ads closing @ Monday by 4:00 PM.
Taxes IRS Help for Financially Distressed Taxpayers If you are a Financially Distressed Taxpayer and your blood pressure skyrockets at a notice from IRS let alone the need to call them, our office is here to help you. Call for an appointment if you want experienced help. If you are facing financial difficulties and struggling to meet your tax obligations the IRS can help. As the 2009 tax filing season begins, in addition to new credits, deductions and exclusions, the IRS is taking steps to help people who owe back taxes. Here are some areas where IRS can help: Added Flexibility for Missed Payments: The IRS is allowing more flexibility for individuals with existing Installment Agreements who have difficulty making payments because of a job loss or other financial hardship. Depending on the situation, the IRS may allow a skipped payment or a reduced monthly payment amount. Taxpayers in this situation should contact the IRS. Additional Review for Offers in Compromise on Home Values: An Offer in Compromise (OIC), an agreement beFROM DEE HARTLEY, tween a taxpayer and the IRS that settles the taxpayer’s tax SENIOR TAX ADVISOR debt for less than full amount owed, may be a viable option AT H & R BLOCK for taxpayers experiencing economic difficulties. However, the equity taxpayers have in real property can be a barrier to an OIC being accepted. With the uncertainty in the housing market, the IRS recognizes that the real-estate valuations used to assess ability to pay are not necessarily accurate. So in instances where the accuracy of local real-estate valuations is in question or other unusual hardships exist, the IRS is creating a new, second review of the information to determine if accepting an offer is appropriate. Prevention of Offer in Compromise Defaults: Taxpayers who are unable to meet the periodic payment terms of an accepted OIC will be able to contact the IRS office handling the offer for available options to help them avoid default. Postponement of Collection Actions: IRS employees will have greater authority to suspend collection actions in hardship cases where taxpayers are unable to pay. If an individual has recently encountered a job loss or other financial problem, IRS assistors may be able to suspend collection in some situations without documentation to minimize burden on the taxpayer. Expedited Levy Releases: The IRS will speed the delivery of levy releases by easing requirements on taxpayers who request expedited levy releases for hardship reasons. Taxpayers seeking expedited releases of levies to an employer or bank should contact the IRS number shown on the notice of levy to discuss available options. When calling, taxpayers requesting a levy release due to hardship should be prepared to provide the IRS with the fax number of the bank or employer processing the levy. If you are behind on tax payments there could be additional help available if you are facing an unusual hardship situation. For assistance with your back taxes contact the phone numbers listed on your IRS correspondence. More information is available on the IRS web site at IRS.gov.
Catch of the Day 01/12/09 Two vehicle non- injury crash. Car struck by snow plow. Moderate damage to vehicle . No bodily damage to taxpayer. Close One.
01/12/09 Two vehicle non- injury crash. Car hit by snow plow moderate damage to vehicle. Taxpayer OK. Snow plow driver needs refresher course.
01/15/09 Found bicycle in the library bike rack. Bike was placed in the police storage shed. 01/18/09 Dog Barking complaint – Dog Owner cited. BAD DOG. SHHHHHHH!!!!!
Huron’s Newest Asset Huron Asset Management Has opened an office at the Southport Office building, immediately across from the Huron Boat Basin.
We focus everyday on Managing Your Financial Risk with Conservative Ideas for Conservative Investors Call or visit for a free, no obligation review Conserving Retirement Assets Guarantee of Principal Products General Investing 401(k) IRA’s Jeffrey H Bacon 304 Williams Street Huron, OH 44839 (419) 433 5666 Securities offered through The Leaders Group, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC 26 W. Dry Creek Cir, Ste 575 Littleton, CO 80120 (303) 797 9080 Huron Asset Management is not affiliated with The leaders Group
HURON HOMETOWN NEWS | Thursday, January 22, 2009
Church Services St. Peter’s Catholic Church 430 Main St., Huron; 419-433-5725. Saturday—5 p.m. Sunday—8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Lighthouse Assembly of God Church 820 Cleveland Rd. E., Huron; 419-433-8889. www.lighthouseagc.org Sunday service—10:30 a.m. Sunday school—9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study--6 p.m. Sunday. Youth Group—6 p.m. Sunday. Food Pantry—9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays. Salvation Army Service Unit—10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursdays, by appointment only. Zion Lutheran Church 930 Main St., Huron; 419-433-4711. www.zionhuron,org Worship times: 9 a.m. Sunday is Contemporary Worship and Children’s Sunday school. 10:15 a.m. Sunday is Traditional Lutheran Services; Holy Communion is served every Sunday. Adult Bible Study meets at 8:15 a.m. Sunday in the office area meeting room. Huron United Methodist Church 338 Williams St., Huron; 419-433-3984. www.huronumc.org On Sundays: 8:00 a.m.—Praise Service in Sanctuary 9:00 a.m.—Sunday school 10:00 a.m.—Celebration service in Sanctuary First Presbyterian Church 225 Williams St., Huron; 419-433-5018. Sunday Worship with Communion—8:30 a.m. Sunday school 6th grade-adults—9:30 a.m. Sunday school K-5th grade –10:45 a.m. Sunday Traditional service—10:45 a.m. Christ Episcopal Church 120 Ohio St., Huron; 419-433-4701. Sunday—9 a.m. and Adult Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Lifepoint 539 Cleveland Rd. W., Huron: 419-433-4156. Sunday—10 a.m., and nursery available. Sunday school—10 a.m. for K-6th grade. “Grounded” youth group for grades 6-12—Sundays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. 3-5 grade Boys Youth Group—Sundays, 6-7:30 p.m. 3-5 grade Girls Youth Group—Sundays, 6-7:30 p.m. “The Biggest Loser” campaign drive focuses on weight loss, new visitors and faithfulness in attendance. Call Pastor Brenton for more information. The Chapel 4444 Galloway Rd., Sandusky; 419-627-0208. www.chapel-sandusky.org Saturday service--5:00 p.m. Sunday service—9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Jr. High Youth Group—Sundays 5-6:30 p.m. Sr. High Youth Group—Sundays 7-9:00 p.m. Latitude group ages 18-29—Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. Holy Trinity Anglican Church 1608 St. Rt. 113, Milan; 419-499-3683 Rev. Dr. John C. Jordan Worship and Holy Communion—Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Church of Jesus Latter Day Saints 4511 Galloway Rd., Huron; 419-626-9860. Bishop: Bill Reel Sacrament service—9:30 a.m. Sundays Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church Kalahari Resort, Nia Convention Center Rt. 250, Huron; 419-271-3934. firstname.lastname@example.org Worship—Sunday 10:30 a.m. Bible Study—Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Keep us up to date on your church services and happenings. We may not know about your events unless you tell us! Send your church service updates, news, events and happenings to email@example.com
Live Your Life Today. We’ll Help You Take Care of Tomorrow. Today.
It’s time to enjoy your family. Get together with friends. Plan that special trip. Celebrate a cherished event. At Foster Funeral Home, we can help you with tomorrow by prearranging your ﬁnal wishes today. We have a special preneed packet that explains prearranging, social security beneﬁts, veterans beneﬁts, wills and trusts. Just give us a call at 419-433-5225 or return the coupon so that we can help you with tomorrow.
You enjoy today. I’d like to know more about prearranging information. Please send me your complimentary packet. Name ____________________________________ Phone ____________________ Address _____________________________________________________________ City ______________________________________State_________ Zip _________
Return to: Funeral Home 410 Main Street, Huron,Ohio 44839 (419) 433-5225 • Fax (41) 433-3394
GO TO HURON ACE HARDWARE .COM 1. For a chance to win $100 just for giving us your e-mail address. 2. For great coupons by clicking on the coupon and sales flyer boxes. 3. To learn about all our products from paint to auto supply.
- OR VISIT HURON ACE HARDWARE 1. For a chance to win $100 just for giving us your e-mail address. 2. For great deals and great service. 3. To experience in person what good old-fashioned customer service is all about!!!
Huron Ace Hardware and
HuronAceHardware.com “Hardware and A Whole Lot More”
HURON HOMETOWN NEWS | Thursday, January 22, 2009
Shape Your Behind in 2009 Lots of Success at the Gym exercise is not only good for your body, The year 2009 is here and beit is GREAT! For a number of years fore you stop and realize, the hot her body told her how unhealthy she summer weather will be here. was. In November of 2006 her cholesNo this is not an ad to tell you terol was 290 and she was diagnosed to start getting your body ready with Type 2 diabetes. She was able to for summer and nor is this an ad avoid taking numerous medications by to tell you about our facility size, changing her lifestyle and exercising. variety of equipment or our flexCindy began training with Michaelible membership rates. This is Anne Cherry of Cherry Pit Training about success at The Gym! multiple days a week. Cindy praised Our first success story is about her training by saying, “Michael-Ann a person that is known by many has been inspiring, educational and a and who is kind to everyone: great coach, without her my lower test Joe ReRose. In early August, results for my health would not have DeRose made the commitment been possible.” Cindy has cut her choto himself and his family to lose lesterol in half to 145 and her physician weight. He began a regime of dicut the number of medications she took eting and exercise to accomplish daily for her Type 2 Diabetes. Today his goal. According to DeRose, Cindy is living a healthier life, enjoys “I began exercising on a daily baworking out and her success is motivatsis while using the Isagenix diet ing to others. Great job, Cindy! program.” During the first two The Gym would like to congratumonths he lost 40 pounds. Then late Joe DeRose and Cindy Lentz on DeRose increased his time at The As of January Joe DeRose has their hard work and weight loss results. Gym and closely watched his callost a total of 72 LBS. These individuals are a few of the many orie intake, which resulted in him that have had tremendous success aclosing another 32 pounds. As of January Joe DeRose has lost a total of 72 LBS. Once again, complishing their personal goals here at The Gym. The in a little over six months Joe DeRose lost 72 LBS. DeRose Gym would also like to commend its entire membership said, “Working out at the gym has made all the differ- patrons on creating an atmosphere that is welcoming, enence because of the member’s support, the friendly and couraging and supportive to everyone that walks through welcoming atmosphere, and the variety of equipment the those doors. Joe DeRose and Cindy Lentz, thank you for facility has to offer.” DeRose said, “I feel the best I’ve felt sharing your story and allowing us, here at The Gym, to in years and now I can keep up with my grandchildren.” be a part of your success. We look forward to providing a clean and effective fitness facility for citizens of Huron Congratulations, Joe! Cindy Lentz is a walking example of the reason why for many years to come!
YEAR OFF RIGHT Small town, welcoming atmosphere Open 7 days a week!
Mon. -Thur. 5am-9pm; Fri. 5am-8pm Sat. 7am-2pm; Sun. 8am-12pm Flexible rates, no long-term contracts or initiation fees.
Check Us Out!
Use th coupon tois try
We offer: • 2 locker rooms FREE for 1 D ay expires 2/28/0 with showers 9 • Cardio Equipment • Free weights & Nautilus machines • Tanning • The Blue Room - exercise classes open to public (KickBoxing, Pilates, Body Sculpting, BootCamp, Kids & Adult Karate).
Pork Chop with Sweet Potato “Fries” Dinner Preheat oven to 350 d. Slice 1 medium (6 oz.) sweet potato in thin sticks and toss with 1t. oil, salt and pepper to taste. Lay potato slices in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake on a low rack for 20 minutes, turning once, until crispy GRETCHEN STUDER and cooked throughout. OWNER OF CURVES Grill 3 oz. pork chop and 1 c. sliced zucchini, and serve with sweet potato “fries”. This is based on the Higher Carbs Diet (total of 1500 calories a day). It contains 45 gr. of carbs, 30 gr. of protein, 11 gr. of fat and 400 calories. Note: higher carb meals tend to keep you fuller longer.
NOW OPEN Atheltic Edge Massage Evening & Weekend Appts. available
On The Go: Subway – 6-inch Double Club or Double Turkey with cheese, vegetables, and mustard (hold the mayo).
511 W. Cleveland Rd., Huron 419-433-2090
CHOOSE ANYTIME FOR 2009 Sandusky, Ohio 1176 Cleveland Rd. (Sandusky Plaza) 419-627-5470 Mon.-Thur. 4:30am-9pm Fri. 4:30am-8pm Sat 7am-3pm Sun. 8am-2pm www.healthandstrengthgym.net
15,000 sq. ft. of Total Fitness
GRAND OPENING Sat., Jan. 24 Membership Specials Join us between 11a-2p for samples from Qdoba & a live broadcast by 102.7
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PLAN Rye Beach Plaza 2012 Cleveland Rd. West 419-502-4FIT(4348) www.anytimefitness.com
GET FIT... ANYTIME
No elaborate point systems or eliminating foods, just simple soulutions to help you eat better, lose weight and keep it off for good.
OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS FREE CLASSES BEGIN SOON - CALL CLUB FOR DETAILS
[OVER 10,000 LOCATIONS WORLDWIDE.] 419-433-0433 424 Cleveland Rd. East Huron Open for members and non-members. Valid only at participating locations. ©2009 Curves International, Inc.
• Over 100 individual strength training and aerobic machines including treadmills, ellipticals, stair steppers and stair climbers, stationary and recumbent bikes. • Cablevision to view while exercising along with Broadcast Visions • Top of the line machines including Cybex, Hammer Strength, Life Fitness & Precor • 2,000 sq. ft. free weight area • Spin and Aerobic classes included with membership • Smoothie bar and a variety of pre and post workout drinks • Locker rooms with hot showers • Long & short term memberships offered to suit your needs. • Student rates • Tanning beds We pride ourselves on cleanliness. Our gym is professionally cleaned daily! We are family owned and operated. Our staff is friendly, knowledgeable and willing to help you meet your goals.
HURON HOMETOWN NEWS | Thursday, January 22, 2009
Library Huron Public Library Winter Hours Monday - Thursday 10 AM - 8:30 PM Friday & Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM Sunday 1 â€“ 4 PM Basic Computing Classes If you registered, donâ€™t miss the Basic Computing Classes held on Wednesdays, January 28 and February 4 from 6 - 8 p.m. In this two-part, hands-on series for beginners, you will learn the basics about computers, the Internet and e-mail. These two classes are full. But if you are interested in computer classes, please call the library at 419-433-5009 and get signed up for future classes. Meet the Authors The Friends of the Library invite you to join them on Wednesday, January 28 at 7 p.m. for an evening of discussion with the authors of Sail Away. Don and Lois Babson will guide you along on their trip of a lifetime around the world on their forty-foot sailboat, Que Sera Sera, that inspired their book. Enjoy their experiences, their insights and joys from the journey that started
in London in 1998 and brought them back to Huron in 2002 and learn how they took on the project of becoming authors. For more information, call 419-433-5009 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Would you like to send your best wishes and thanks to our fellow Americans in the armed forces? When you stop in the library this week and next, be sure to take a few minutes to create a Valentines card at our card station. We will then forward them along with the cards made at the â€œStep up for Soldiersâ€? program being held on Thursday, January 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for kindergarten through 4th grade students. To register for program, call 419-433-5009 or stop in the library. The Huron Public Library Board of Trustees gratefully acknowledges the following donations to the library: In memory of Dr. Thomas Isphording, While You Were Out from J. Irvin Kuns. In memory of Virginia Werner, Collectorâ€™s Dictionary of Clocks and Watches from Alea and Paul Dahnke. In memory of John E. â€œJackâ€? Ross a donation from Rehabilitation Services of the Western Pennsylvania Hospital and The American Wild Turkey from Richard and Saundra Dolbeer. In memory of Allen D. Howald a donation from Phil, Margaret, Lauren and Angela Barbour.
Parks & Rec Cleveland Boat & Waterfront Lifestyle Expo Showcasing the largest and most comprehensive indoor boat show fleet in the nation, the 52nd annual Cleveland Boat & Waterfront Lifestyle Expo continues through January 25th at the I-X Center. Donâ€™t let the winter blues get to you. Head out to the expo this weekend and check out hundreds of new and used boats, accessories, numerous exhibits and presentations, entertainment and drawings. Admission is $12 and children 12 and under get in free. Discount tickets are available at Discount Drug Mart stores. Donâ€™t miss it. While youâ€™re there visit the Huron Boat Basin booth! Line Dancing starts in February 4th. February 4 â€“ March 11, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Wednesdays at Woodlands Elementary. Cost: $40 Residents / $45 Non Residents. Donâ€™t miss your
chance to come out and have some fun while keeping in shape at the same time! Get a group of friends or co-workers and sign up for this great program! From beginner to experienced. This class requires pre-registration. We must meet minimum requirements of pre-registered participants in order to hold this class. If you are interested, please donâ€™t delay...Register early to avoid cancellation due to low enrollment! No registrations taken on site. 2009 Summer Eventsâ€Ś Since weâ€™re in a deep freeze, itâ€™s the perfect time to look ahead and see what we have planned for the summer. Boppinâ€™ on the Basin Concerts, Movies by the River, and Arts in the Amphitheater are all in place. You can view the 2009 Boat Basin Brochure on our website!
ERIE METROPARKS COMMISSIONER REAPPOINTED Judge Tygh Tone has reappointed Thomas Dusza to the Board of Park Commissioners of Erie MetroParks. Mr. Duszaâ€™s third term officially began on January 1, 2009. MetroParksâ€™ Executive Director Steve Dice said, â€œI am pleased that Commissioner Dusza has been reappointed. What he brings to community service as board member with his commitment and ability is invaluable. His leadership, past and present, and now future, is greatly appreciated.â€? Erie MetroParks Commissioners serve three-year terms and are appointed by one of three local judges on a rotating schedule. The three park commissioners, which also include Micah Vawters and Kurt Landefeld, comprise the policy-making body of the MetroParks,
who oversee the MetroParksâ€™s annual budget. They serve as volunteers, receiving no compensation for their public service. Originally from South Euclid, Ohio and a graduate of Brush High School and University of Toledo, Mr. Dusza and his wife Debra have lived in Huron for 17 years. Working as an attorney for 18 years for the Sandusky-based firm of Reno, Bodgen and Ferber, Mr. Dusza is also involved with the community as an American Red Cross Board Member and Bay Area Soccer Association coach. He enjoys spending his additional time with his three children, fishing and landscaping. For more information, contact Erie MetroParks at (419) 621-4220 ext. 22.
No checks to cash, no cash to carry. The H&R Block Emerald Prepaid MasterCardÂŽ by your people. The H&R Block Emerald Prepaid MasterCardÂŽ comes with many great beneďŹ ts.