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Huron Reaches United Way Goal The United Way of Erie County has a Campaign goal of $750,000 and still needs some more support to reach its target goal. Huron’s part of that goal is $30,000 and according to Huron Campaign Co-chairmen, Ben Lindsley and Dave Clark, Huron now has over 100% of it’s goal. The United Way campaign team in Huron sincerely appreciates all the local support but the campaign isn’t quite over. The final report meeting is

Huron City Schools Receives State Auditor Award for 2nd Year Dave Yost, Auditor of State announced last week the Huron City School District has received the Auditor of State Award for excellent financial recordkeeping. This is the second consecutive year the District has received the award. The Auditor of State Award is presented to local governments and school districts upon completion of their annual audit. Entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a “clean” audit report: Must be a GAAP entity that timely files their financial report with the Auditor of State. The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies or single audit filings The entity’s management letter must contain no comments related to ethics referrals, questioned costs less than $10,000,lack of timely report submissions, failure to reconcile accounts, failure to obtain a Single Audit, finings for recovery less than $100 or a public meetings or public records violation. Michael Weis, Huron City School District Treasurer commented, “It is always pleasing to have the work our staff does, on behalf of the District, recognized”.

Around Town Page 2 ­­­---------------Church Chat/ Barnes Nursery Wins Awards at Home and Garden Expo Page 3 B L Y As I walked into the Garden Display area of the Great Big Home and Garden Expo at ---------------- the I-X Center in Cleveland earlier this week, I was overtaken by the intoxicating, but lovely, smell of hyacinths and other flowers. The cavernous room was filled with gardisplays from 18 nurseries and landscape companies, each challenged with the task Library/ den of creating a garden display based upon a classic television show. The creativity of the designers was boundless! The displays showcased a variety of television shows ranging Flipper to Sanford and Son, but, in my opinion, the best and grandest display was Parks & Rec from created by Barnes Nursery. The design team from Barnes settled on the Beverly Hillbillies as their theme for this year’s display. This iconic show focused on the fortune obtained by the Clampett famPage 5 ily when “Jed Clampett, a poor mountaineer, who barely kept his family fed, was one day shootin at some food, when up through the ground came a bubblin crude. Oil that gold, Texas tea.” The Clampett family, who were now millionaires, decided ---------------- is,thatblack they could no longer live in the hills, “So they loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly. Hills, that is.” Last July when the 2012 show theme of Classic Television was by the organizers of the Great Big Home and Garden Expo, “Steve CoughHealth & announced lin, Barnes Nursery landscape designer of the show project manager, zeroed in on the Beverly Hillbillies because of its potential to showcase a range Wellness and of styles and capabilities of our company. And we have some fun with it!” stated Sharon Barnes. Page 4 & 8 could The Beverly Hillbillies display focused on the rags to riches aspects of the Clampett family’s lives. One of the display contains the shack from which ---------------- side the Clampett family came. The vegetation here is that typically found in a mountain setting and accontains a flowing stream. This part of the Schools tually display even has some “bubblin crude”. As you follow the Clampetts move to a better life, you see the family, along with their belongings and Grannie, Page 6 in a 1928 Model A truck heading towards Beverly Hills. On the opposite side of the shack scene is Clampetts’ Beverly Hills mansion. This formal ---------------- the and elegant setting is complete with a rectangular pool surrounded by gardens overflowing with pink hydrangeas and pink tulips in full bloom. Is there nothing the designers from Barnes cannot do? Sports Overall, the Barnes display involved a five-member landscape team and four support staff. Grannie was designed and constructed by Bev DeClaudio, one of the Barnes office staff. The team truly enjoyed the experience of creating the Beverly Hillbillies Page 7 garden display. According to Sharon Barnes, “While Steve Coughlin loves the symmetry and formality of the Beverly Hills mansion; he has to admit his favorite part was Shack. It was fun gathering the props and details for that garden segment.” The ---------------- the Barnes Nursery team was rewarded for their efforts by receiving several awards including Third Place overall, First Place in Garden Creativity (to Theme), and the Best Trees from the Holden Arboretum for their “Arnold’s Promise” Witchhazels. ConClassified award gratulations! The Great Big Home and Garden Expo continues through February 12. Tickets are available at the door or online at: cfm?code=GBIGHGE12. Enter the promotion code BARNES to receive a $4 discount Page 9 per ticket. y


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February 15th and we are still trying to attain that $750,000 Erie County 2012 campaign goal. This past year the United Way of Erie County helped fund 29 programs in the community. It’s not too late to help! Mail contributions to United Way of Erie County, 416 Columbus Ave in Sandusky, Ohio 44870 or email For more information you may also call the United Way office at 419-626-4672.

Veteran Sheriff’s Capt. Candidate for Erie County Sheriff Erie County Sheriff ’s Captain Paul Sigsworth, a 28year veteran of the Sheriff ’s Office, is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the position of Erie County Sheriff in the March 6 primary election. Sigsworth has been steadily promoted through the agency’s ranks since first being employed by the Sheriff ’s Office in 1983. Initially assigned to work in the jail, Sigsworth then served as a patrol deputy sheriff. For over ten years, Sigsworth served as a detective and then detective sergeant. During that time period, Sigsworth constantly worked with other members of the Sheriff ’s Office and law enforcement officers from numerous local, state, and federal agencies successfully investigating criminal activities ranging from narcotics and weapons violations, to burglaries and thefts, to homicides. In 2001, Sigsworth was promoted to his current rank by Sheriff Terry Lyons. In that capacity, Sigsworth serves as the Operations Officer for the Sheriff ’s Office, supervising the agency’s Patrol, Communications, and Detective Divisions. He is also the second-in-command of the agency and serves as the overall agency administrator in the absence of the Sheriff. Along with his administrative duties, Sigsworth has--in cooperation with township trustees, other elected officials, and local public safety agency executives--coordinated several communityoriented law enforcement programs for the Sheriff ’s Office, including the establishment of Sheriff ’s Office substations throughout Erie County, development of contracts for supplemental deputy sheriffs by various educational institutions and the Huron Township Trustees, and the development of public safety dispatching contracts with numerous political subdivisions. These efforts have resulted in a substantial increase in the visibility of deputy sheriffs on patrol in our community--with a corresponding decrease in response time by patrol deputy sheriffs to calls for service from citizens--and a substantial increase in 911 communications efficiency and effectiveness. Sigsworth is a graduate of Lorain County Community College and the FBI National Academy. His candidacy has been endorsed by Sheriffs Terry Lyons of Erie County, Phil Stammitti of Lorain County, and Dane Howard of Huron County, along with numerous organized labor groups and individuals who served as public safety agency chiefs in their communities, including Huron. A spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Sigsworth’s campaign will be held at the Erie County Conservation League, East Mason Road, Milan Township, on Saturday, February 11, 2012, from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Additional information can be obtained by visiting










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Around Town Historical Society Firelands Historical Society members and friends will meet at 7 p.m. Wed., Feb. 15, to hear a talk by Denny Brandal of Bellevue on the history of the Mad River & Lake Erie Railroad.. The meeting will be held at the Society’s Research Center at 9 Case Ave., Norwalk, and is free and open to the public. Brandal is a member of the Mad River & Lake Erie Railroad Society which operates Bellevue’s museum by the same name; it is the largest railroad museum in Ohio. The railroad line was chartered in 1835 and served the area from Sandusky to the south.. Its lines were later absorbed by newer and larger companies coming to the area.

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Area Restaurants Featured at Taste of the North Coast This year’s TASTE of the North Coast event promises to be even better than last year! Tickets are on sale now for the Thursday, February 23 food, wine and beer tasting event.  The event is hosted by the Erie County Chamber of Commerce from 5-8 pm at Kalahari Convention Center. The event will also feature a student demonstration/competition, and a silent auction. At the present time, over 25 different food vendors will be participating at the event.  To give an example of the variety of vendors which will be showcased:

foods – pot roast, meat loaf, ribs, burgers, and salads. For the Taste of the North Coast event, Cooker will offer samples of pot roast, meat loaf, ribs, and ice cream pie.   

Candy Hut of Ohio Candy Hut of Ohio specializes in hand-dipped chocolate, gourmet caramel apples (11 different varieties), gourmet pretzels, chocolate covered strawberries, world famous gummies, and award-winning chocolate shoppe ice cream. Candy Hut is located at Kalahari and will be featuring some of these specialties at the Taste of the North Coast Event.

Pinks Pinks has been a Hollywood legend since 1939, providing its famous hot dogs to the stars in Hollywood. Located at Cedar Point, Pinks is best known for its chili dogs.  They will be featuring their famous chili cheese dog and their spicy polish sausage at this year’s Taste of the North Coast event.

Cooker Bar & Grille Cooker Bar & Grille specializes in regional American specialties which are made on-site from scratch. Locally owned and operated, they are most known for their homemade comfort

Bay Harbor Bay Harbor, located at the Cedar Point Marina, specializes in steak, seafood and pasta dishes. They are best known for their Alaskan King Crab legs and Prime Rib.  For the Taste of the North Coast event, they will be offering samples of mini crab cakes, blackened scallops and red pepper and goat cheese crositini.

Roly Poly Sandwiches Roly Poly opened in June, 2011 in Sandusky on the corner of Perkins and Hayes Avenue and offers a pick up window for those in a hurry. The restaurant specializes in cold rolled or hot pressed tortilla sandwiches.  They are best known for their unique com-

binations, fresh ingredients and callahead or on-line ordering, as well as delivery services. Participants in the Taste of the North Coast will be able to sample Roly Poly’s basil cashew chicken, the California turkey, the ranch roast or the nutty avocado.  Hot pressed sandwiches such as the Key West Cuban mix, the hot honey, the pesto chicken, and the hickory cristo will be available, as well as delicious soups. Advance Ticket prices for Taste of the North Coast are $20 for admission into the event, which includes 15 food tasting tickets. Admission will be $25 at the door.  For participants also interested in the beer and wine tasting feature, $10 tickets can be purchased which includes 10 sampling tickets. Additional food or wine/beer tasting tickets can be purchased for $1 each. Food vendors will have culinary selections available for various pricing levels depending on selection and portion sizes offered. Wine and beer sampling prices will also vary depending on the particular selection. For a full list of vendor participants, or to purchase ticket, go to www. or call the Erie County Chamber at 419-6256421.

BGSU Firelands Fall Dean’s List Bowling Green State University’s Firelands College has announced its Dean’s List for the 2011 fall semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, students must have carried 12 or more graded hours during the semester

with a grade point average of 3.5 or above. From Huron: Beau Busdicker, Stephanie Chapman, Nicki Chavarria, Jacob Digman, Mercedes Engstrom, DeAnna Fox, Michelle Hand,

Gina Hiser, Jennifer Lauber, Rachel O’Leary, Brandon Poorman, Brooke Scheufler, Amanda Shane, Talon Smith, Kelly Stallkamp, Kristin Stewart, Mary Towns, Richard Wade, Erik Wressell

Nothing Says Valentine’s Love Like a Duck If you are having trouble finding the perfect gift for that special someone in your life on Valentine’s Day, why not give them a duck? Not a real duck of course, but rather a 2012 Duck Derby Lucky Duck - and this Duck is the gift that keeps on giving with a FREE Kalahari water park pass!

For only $20, your sweetheart will receive ownership of a Lucky Duck which will be racing in the 2012 Duck Derby on April 20 at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. Ownership of a Lucky Duck is your admission into the exciting event and your opportunity to win great prices. Presented by United Way of Erie County and Sandusky Main Street Association, the Duck Derby features prizes including a pre-paid lease on a 2012 Chevy Cruise, compliments of Kasper Auto Group; two all-ports season passes on the Jet Express, provided by The Jet Ex-

press; a weekend getaway package at the Kalahari Resort, provided by the Kalahari; and a $1,000 Sandusky Mall gift package, compliments of the Sandusky Mall. But that is not all your special someone will get. Each Lucky Duck purchase also comes with a FREE Kalahari water park pass - a $42 value! - good through Dec. 21, 2012. Lucky Duck owners do not have to be present on April 20 to win prizes. Forget the box of chocolates and the flowers that will wilt in four days, get your Valentine the gift that will impress and will ensure that you are remembered long after the holiday is over. Lucky Ducks can be purchased online at, or in person at the Sandusky Mall and at any Kasper Auto Group location. For more information on the 2012 Duck Derby, please visit

Ohio Retired Teachers’ Install New Officers ECRTA, Erie County Chapter of the Ohio Retired Teachers’ Association, recently installed new officers for a twoyear term which began in January. President of the organization is Diane Hahler-Johnson, first vice-president is Pam Straziuso, second vice-president is Connie Jackson, treasurer is Carole Ferguson, and secretary is Martha Speers. The organization, which meets the second Friday in February, April, June, October and December, advocates for Ohio’s retired public educators. Meetings are held at the First United Presbyterian Church in Huron. A luncheon precedes the business meeting and program. Ben and Katherine Schneider were honored at December’s meeting for a combined total of twenty-two years service to the organization. Members donate canned goods and money for area food centers at each meeting. Guests are welcome. Call 419626-3209 for more information.

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Dr. Amy Wilber is the newest member of the women’s health team practicing with Dr. James Kasten and on the Medical Staff at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Originally from Sandusky, Dr. Wilber and her husband (a native of Milan) have returned to the area to make their home; recently welcoming their first child. Dr. Wilber looks forward to advancing women’s health in our region, caring for them as they move forward through life supported by the comprehensive women’s health resources at Fisher-Titus, including the family-friendly, state-of-the-art Birthing Center.

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After the success of last year’s free “tax clinics” more sessions are planned this year to help area residents with their federal and state tax returns. Goodwill, United Way of Erie County and the Ohio Benefit Bank are collaborating on the clinics and are providing tax-trained volunteers to assist filers. The sessions are set for Wednesday Feb. 1: 3-7pm, Saturday Feb. 4: 8am-Noon, Wednesday Feb. 8: 3-7pm, Wednesday Feb. 29: 3-7pm, Saturday March 3: 8am-Noon, at the Goodwill Industries administration office, 419 W. Market St., Sandusky. Appointments are not necessary and walkins are encouraged. Anyone with an annual household income of less than $60,000 and no income from stocks or investments are encouraged to participate. Participants will need to bring social security numbers for all family members; all W2, 1098 and 1099 forms; information about all sources of income; details about possible deductions like child-care expenses, tuition bills; and union dues; and if available, a copy of last year’s tax return. The clinics are made available through a grant from the Ohio Benefit Bank and sponsorships from area banks including Citizens Banking Co., Vacationland Federal Credit Union, 5/3rd Bank and Key bank. For more information, contact Marlis Rock at Goodwill, 419-625-4744 or Pam Colbert-Brumbaugh at United Way, 419-625-4672.

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Church Chat Christ Episcopal Church Worship and Holy Communion – 120 Ohio Street, Huron Sunday 10:00 a.m. 419-433-4701 10 a.m. worship and communion ser- Huron United Methodist Church vices 338 Williams Street, Huron Sunday School 9 a.m. and Adult Sun- 419-433-3984 day School 9 a.m. Rev. J. Roger Skelly – Watts 8 a.m. – Praise Service/Praise Band Sunday School: 8 a.m. During Service First Presbyterian Church for Preschool – 4th Grade 225 Williams Street, Huron 9 a.m. Coffee Hour; 10 a.m. – Cele419-433-5018 bration Service/Organ & Choir 8:30 & 10:45 Worship LOGOS – Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 9:30 Sunday School 6:00pm; Students K-12 invited 11:45 Fellowship Hour

Lighthouse Assembly of God Church Grace Presbyterian Church 820 Cleveland Road East, Huron Kalahari Resort, Nia Convention Cen- 419-433-8889 ter, Rt. 250, Huron 419-271-1112 Sunday Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. adult and children Worship: Sunday 6 p.m. Adult Bible Study 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays Holy Trinity Anglican Church Youth Group 6 p.m. Sunday 1608 St. Rt. 113, Milan Food Pantry 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednes419-499-3683 days; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays Father Dennis Henkle Food Pantry: 419-616-0088

By Rev. Rogers Have you ever had an identity crisis? Wondered who you were and why you were here? I had such a situation over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. I have…er, had a 1979 black and red Chevrolet Malibu Classic car which belonged to my Dad and was made the same year as our son Andrew. But it was younger daughter Kathryn who fell in love with the Malibu, originally of Nashville, Tennessee. Her Christmas list this year was simple: (1.) Time with my wonderful family (awwww), and (2.) The Chevy Malibu to drive back home to North Carolina (what?). After the shock wore off, through much thought and prayer, I relented. Picked her up from the airport, stood in line at the BMV, and they would not notarize my signature. Why? Because my name on the auto title and my drivers license did not match. One said “J. Roger” and one said “John R.” They did not know me. So we had to drive back to Huron, present myself to the local banker who does know me, to have the title transferred. Our identity is all about relationship, isn’t it? And being known. So if somebody would ask you, “Who are you and why are you here?” without using your name, how would you answer? Mary and Joseph had to present the baby Jesus to the Temple priest 8 days after the infant’s birth, for Jewish ritual purification. They could only afford a pair of turtledoves as offering. But the Holy Family was assured of Jesus’ identity as a member of the faith community. Especially when the priest Simeon and prophet Anna testified that Jesus was the Messiah foretold. Simeon was not the scheduled priest on

Salvation Army Service Unit 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays by appointment only. Salvation Army Services: 419-4330500

4444 Galloway Road, Sandusky 419-627-0208 Saturday Service 5:00 p.m. Sunday Services at 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. St. Matthew Evang. Lutheran Church Jr. High Youth Group – Sundays during 9 and 11 am church service meet in 15617 Mason Road, Vermillion the Warehouse/Youth Room Rev. Dr. Karl Fry, Pastor Sr. High Youth Group – Sunday eve440-967-9886 nings from 6 to 8pm meet in the Room. ml-cms Ladies Bible Fellowship 9:15 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. All Ages The Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints Welcome Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. with Holy 4511 Galloway Road, Huron 419-626-9860 Communion Bishop: Bill Reed Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Worship Sacrament Service Sundays 9:30 a.m. Family History Center Wednesday 10 St. Peter Catholic Church a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 430 Main Street, Huron 419-433-5725 Zion Lutheran Church 930 Main Street, Huron Mass Schedule 419-433-4711 5:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m. Sundays Traditional Wor10:30 a.m. Sunday ship Service Weekday & Holyday Masses 9:15 a.m. Sundays Family Friendly Please see the bulletin on our website Contemporary Worship Reconciliation 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. SatService with Sunday School for chilurday or by appointment dren and teens. 10:30 a.m. Sundays Traditional SerThe Chapel vice.

Reflections duty that day, but the Holy Spirit beckoned him to come. As we step out into a new year, how often still, as we listen to God’s inner voice, does the Holy Spirit guide us to a place that we had not intended to go. But where we intersect with a blessing unforseen that changes our future course. Such was the case when I was a student at the American University in Washington, D.C. in the 1970’s. I was introduced to Andrew Young, who had been a top associate of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rev. Young was running for Congress in Atlanta, and invited me to join his campaign staff (since I could still speak Southern, y’all). On the desk in his office was an identity name plaque which said simply, “Andrew Jackson Young – Just Another Child of God.” How did this gentle soul walk into the office of a racist Alabama Sheriff Bull Conner and negotiate successful parade permits? How did Andrew Young face down fire hoses knocking people down attempting to drown their dreams of freedom? How did this non-violent minister look squarely into the snarling jaws of German Shepherd police dogs, straining at their leashes to tear him apart? How did Andy kneel down in prayer and close his eyes amid the obscenities pelting him with taunts and threats? And why would he reach out to take under his wing a young ministerial student named Roger – a white Southern boy whose great-grandparents had owned slaves? Because over and above all else – accomplishments, jobs, family, friends and fame – he knew his true soul identity – who he was and why he was here – that he was “Andrew Young – Just Another Child of God.” He will celebrate his 90th birthday this spring. We talk a lot in confirmation class about peer pressure, the struggle between doing the right thing and keeping your friends. But are they really your friends, if you risk

losing them by doing the right thing even if it’s unpopular? And if you stand up for a principle, swim against the tide as a child of God…even if your peers feel obliged to ridicule you in public in order to placate the same, so-called “friends”…would not everybody really respect you more? Not to mention God and the one who looks back at you in the mirror? The power to form our real, true soul identity as children of God lies with the Holy Spirit. If our New Year’s resolutions are only backed by human desire and will power, they quickly dissolve before our gym membership expires. We have to remake the same resolutions every year, over


and over again. But when the Holy Spirit renews our relationship that began for us at creation, God appears with the real power to change. We’re drawn into circles of fellow believers from all places and times, that forge our true soul identity as “just another child of God.” Henri Nouwen put it this way: “The one who created us is waiting for our responses to the love that gave us our being. God not only says, ‘You are my beloved’. God also asks, ‘Do you love me?’ and offers us countless chances to say, ‘Yes!’ ” + Rev. Roger Skelley-Watts, Pastor, Huron United Methodist Church.

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Logos Celebrates it’s 25th Anniversary All students in grades 12-Kindergarten are invited to join Logos Club for the 25th year of great fun. This year is more exciting than ever. This will be a community-wide event similar to Vacation Bible School and will meet after school on Wednesdays for six weeks. The club will include snacks which are provided by Panera Bread, arts and crafts, recreation, dinner, and singing.   Transportation from the schools to the church will be provided for the students by Tom Cruise Limo service for the older students and by volunteer drivers for Shawnee students.  Parent meeting and student sign-


ups are Sunday, Wednesday, February 15, 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, February 19, 11:15 p.m. Parents are also invited to be involved in this program, if able. LOGOS will begin Wednesday, February 22 through Wednesday March 28, each evening ends with a student-led worship service at 6:00 p.m.  Parents and the community are welcome to join us for the amazing service!  Please call the church office at (419) 433-3984 for further questions.  Each student will receive a free neon t-shirt courtesy of Bettcher Industries.

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Health & Wellness Firelands February Luncheon Club Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Luncheon Club will be held on Wednesday, February 15 at the Sandusky Yacht Club, 529 E. Water Street, Sandusky. Anthony J. DeRiso, II, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, will discuss the latest in atrial fibrillation. Enjoy the yacht club’s delicious Wednesday buffet lunch which includes the following for $15 per person (includes tax/ tip; cash or check only please): deluxe salad bar, soup station and rolls, cold cut sandwich bar, hot entrees with at least two

meats, vegetables, pasta or fish, assorted desserts, hot tea, iced tea and coffee. The buffet lunch is from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm and will be followed by the presentation at 12:30 pm. The Luncheon Club program is open to the public and presented by knowledgeable healthcare providers. Reservations are recommended. The Foundation for Firelands provides funding to make this program possible. Please call 419-557-7840 the Wednesday prior to the date of the event.

Firelands Breastfeeding Class Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering a Breastfeeding Basics education class on Saturday, February 18 from 10 am until 12 pm. The class will be held at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s South Campus, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. The class is designed to teach new parents

the benefits of breastfeeding and how to successfully breastfeed their baby. The cost for this course is $10.00 - (No charge with coupon). The Foundation for Firelands provides funding to make this program possible. To register, please call Firelands Regional Medical Center at 419-557-7840.

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served with your choice of sauce 5.99 Chicken Wings Juicy delicious chicken wings tossed in one of our mouth watering sauces: Chipotle BBQ, Mild, Hot, Teriyaki, Garlic Parmesan or Hot Garlic Parmesan (6 or 12) 5.99/7.99 Artisan Cheese Plate A trio of cheeses served with olives, artisan meats, nuts and assorted crackers 7.99 Green Chile Dip Housemade cream cheese, cheddar, tomato and green chile spread served with crispy tri-colored chips 5.99 White Bean and Garlic Dip Creamy white bean puree with roasted garlic and a hint of lemon served with warm, soft pita bread 4.99 FLATBREADS Margherita Flatbread Fresh basil, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese on a crispy roasted garlic and olive oil flatbread 7.99

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Flatbread Homemade roasted garlic parmesan sauce topped with smoky bacon and mozzarella cheese on a crispy flatbread 7.99 Philly Flatbread Roast beef, sauteed onions, peppers and mushrooms with garlic butter spread and cheese on a crispy flatbread 8.99 BBQ Chicken Flatbread Tangy BBQ sauce, sweet caramelized onions, juicy chicken, and melted cheese on a crispy flatbread 8.99 SOUP AND SALAD Soup of the Day 3/4.50 Bar North House Salad Fresh crispy spring mix and romaine with juicy cucumber, onion and tomato topped with shredded cheese and croutons. Add chicken for $2 4.99 Caesar Salad (Half/Whole) Crunchy romaine tossed wtih creamy caesar, tangy


7.99 Braised beef short ribs tender ribs served over garlic mashed potatoes with a thickened au jus gravy and roasted root vegetables 12.99 SANDWICHES AND BASKETS Corned Beef Reuben sandwich Corned beef, tangy sauerkraut and swiss cheese with thousand island dressing on rye, philly roll or in a wrap 8.99

Shrimp Basket Crispy fried shrimp with a zesty homemade cocktail sauce served with a side of golden fries and creamy coleslaw 7.99 Chicken tender basket juicy fried chicken tenders, crispy fries and creamy coleslaw served with your choice of delectable sauces 7.99

Bar North Burger half pound black angus burger with lettuce, tomato, and onion served on a grilled bun. add toppings: cheese, grilled onions, mushrooms or bacon for 50 cents each 8.99

PANINIS Grilled steak panini Grilled steak smothered in sauteed onions and peppers topped with housemade smoky chipotle mayo and melted provolone on warm crispy sourdough or in a wrap 10.99

Grilled chicken sandwich marinated grilled chicken breast with crisp lettuce, tomato and onion on a warm toasted bun 7.99

Italian turkey panini Marinated turkey with sundried tomatoes, bacon, and provolone served on crispy sourdough or in a wrap 8.99


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black olives and nutty parmesan cheese. Add chicken - $2 4.99/6.99 Caesar Salad with Salmon (Half/Whole) Our classic caesar with croutons, parmesan cheese black olives served with salmon 9.99/11.99 Spiced walnut and goat cheese salad (Half/Whole) spiced candied walnuts, crumbled goat cheese and craisins over mixed greens with choice of dressing. Add Chicken - $2 6.99/9.99 Southwestern Taco Salad (Half/Whole) Bold, zesty housemade taco meat served on a bed of taco chips and fresh greens tossed with onions and tomatoes. Toppings include salsa, sour cream, guacamole and choice of dressing 6.99/9.99 Cobb Salad (Half/Whole) Tangy blue cheese, crispy bacon, avocado, boiled eggs and tomatoes on a bed of fresh greens topped with chicken and choice of dressing 6.99/9.99

Veggie panini Portobella mushroom grilled with peppers and onions and topped with provolone and crispy greens on sourdough or in a wrap 8.99 Turkey bacon avocado panini Turkey, bacon, avocado, crispy greens and fresh tomatoes topped with our roasted garlic parmesan sauce on warm sourdough or in a wrap 8.99

Huron Hometown News | Thursday, February 9, 2012


Parks & Rec Huron Parks and Recreation

Office location: 110 Wall Street Mailing address: 417 Main St. Phone: 419-433-8487 Fax: 419-433-0470 Email: Website: Aerobics with Monica Studans This is the class you have been waiting for! A complete and effective workout for all fitness levels! Work out at your own pace with 40 min. of easy, fun and fat-burning Latin infused dance and “Tae-Bo Style” kick-boxing moves. One class per week combines weights with cardio for the ultimate in fat-burning! Tone and strengthen your arms, legs and abs using weights and resistance. Relieve stress with a relaxing stretch! Please bring a mat, water and two 2-5 lb. hand-held weights to feel energized and fantastic. Classes will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-7pm at Woodlands Intermediate. Pick a session or sign up for both! Cost per session: $45 Residents/ $50 Non Residents • Winter Session II - February 21-March 22

• Spring Session - April 10- May 10 Sign up for 2 sessions and receive $5 off! Don’t wait, register today!! Registration forms are available on our website, Spring Yoga If you are looking for a workout that will keep you in shape while improving balance and reducing stress, join instructor Karen Polvinale for Spring Yoga! Yoga is excellent for developing flexibility, core strength, muscular strength, balance and reducing stress. Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm at Shawnee Elementary. • Spring Session: March 13th -May 29th *no class on April 10th* Cost: $40 for Residents/$45 for Non Residents Please bring your own mat. Registration forms are available on our website Cards at the Boat Basin Tuesdays & Thursdays the boat basin building is open from 9:30am-12:00 noon for cards. If you are looking for

something to do this winter and you enjoy playing cards, this is the group for you. We have offered this program since 2002 and are always looking for new people who are interested in playing. The program is free to the public and we offer hot chocolate and coffee while you play. Tuesdays- Euchre. Thursdays- Pinochle. Indoor Soccer The Indoor Soccer Skills Program is back for the 2012 season! This program is designed for beginners and those who want to improve their soccer skills. Players will practice/ play scrimmage games, learn and perfect soccer skills and enjoy the sport of soccer! We will only be taking 10 participants in each age group, so don’t wait, register today! Sessions will be held at Shawnee Elementary in the gym. • Session II: March 1st- April 5th Kindergarten – 1st Grade 5pm-6pm 2nd Grade- 3rd Grade 6pm-7pm Classes will be held on Thursdays Cost: $30 per child For more information or to print off a registration form, visit our website:

Library Free Tax Aide from AARP, by appointment only February 17, March 2, 9, 23, and April 6 This assistance is offered to taxpayers with low- and moderate- income with special attention to those ages 60 and older. To register and find out how to prepare for your session, contact the library at 419-433-5009 and ask for the Adult Desk for more information. Registration is required. No walk-ins will be accepted. Second Thursday Speaker Series, February 9 at 6:30 PM Master Gardener Mary Strayer with the Huron Garden Club will present a program on “Fragrance Gardening.” No registration required. Chess Class for all Ages Thursday, February 9 from 5:30- 7:30 PM Young and old alike enjoy the challenge of this timetested game. Learn as you play- all levels of experience are welcome. Registration is not necessary, but appreciated. Casual class located in the magazine area. Teen Library Council (TLC) Friday, February 10, 3:30

Mary Strayer, Master Gardener

PM TLC regular monthly meeting will focus on end of the year activities and summer reading programs for teens. YarnWorks Saturday, February 11, 10:30 AM - 12 PM Join our group of knitters and crocheters, whether you are just learning or have been creating for years. Bring your current project, share your knowledge and help us with our community blanket. Registration appreciated online, in person, or by phone at 419-433-5009. Mystery Book Group, Wednesday, February 15 at 7 PM Murder at Mansfield Park by Lynn Shepherd is based on the Jane Austin novel of its namesake. Mary Crawford becomes the main character and investigates a murder at Mansfield Park. This group meets monthly and always welcomes new members! The Book Exchange, Thursday, February 16 at 6:30 PM House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus is about the crises in three immigrants’ lives. This group meets monthly and welcomes new members!

Huron Public Library Hours Mon. & Tue. 10 AM - 6 PM Wed. & Thur. 10 AM - 8 PM Fri. 10 AM - 5 PM; Sat. 10 AM - 1 PM Kindles and Kobos and Nooks, Oh My! Whether you already have one of these devices or are thinking of purchasing one, this class is for you. This workshop is designed to show you how to browse, check out, and download free eBooks from the library. Attendees who already own a device need to bring their library card and ereader for hands-on instruction. Space is limited. Registration is required online, in person, or by phone. Thursday, February 16, 1 - 2 PM or 6:30 - 7:30 PM Winter Storytimes resume February 14- March 14. No registration required.

January Garden Considerations:

The heavy snow has not arrived, and its 2nd week in January! Now is the time to look at the bird feeders, if they are dirty looking, wash out and disinfect, dry and refill the feeders. When you clean them use 1 part bleach to 9 parts water. If possible get high quality birdseed that does not have the fillers, like Milo mixed with it. The birds won’t eat it, and it makes a mess of your yard. Black-oil sunflower seed is a popular food for many of our local birds. We have had some whopper wind storms in our area these last few weeks, so take a moment to look around, and remove any broken branches in shrubs and trees. There is no need to hurry, take your

time, keep warm, but if you start now, it will be much easier in the spring. Pick one or two shrubs to work on, do some pruning, then step back, take another look, and you can tell how much or how little you still have to do. Then go inside, warm up, have a hot liquid, and decide if you want to do more. Now take a fresh renewing look at your landscape. Do you have bushes that happen to grab your jacket or pant legs when you go near them? Now is the time to remove them. Are there shrubs crowding your entrance ways? Prune them back, or take them out and you won’t have to deal with it in the spring, when you have so many other chores to do. Many of us plant things in our yards, and they look great for a few years, then they get past their prime. Now is the time to change things, so you are ready to go, come spring. With all the recent warmth, we have enjoyed long walks in the garden. Even if you have a postage stamp yard, take a close look. Yesterday the periwinkle vine was blooming, and the spring bulbs are growing quickly. My tulips are up 3”, and that’s still ok, as long as they stop growing now, the bulb will wait to send up the buds. Buds are swelling on the fruit trees, and the same goes for them. It’s time to

AEROBIC CLASSES NEW SESSION BEGINS Feb. 13 thru March 24. Check out all the classes the Y has to offer. We have classes as early as 7:00am or as late as 7:00pm everyday of the week. Our instructors will help get you motivated and get healthy. Stop in or call (440)967-4208

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YMCA News VISIT OUR “STEP UP TO QUALITY” CHILDCARE don’t be left without a plan when those SNOW DAYS sneak up on you! The Y Childcare offers a safe and fun environment for kindergarten thru 7th grade children. We have Before & After school care along with part and full day care for children 18 months and up. The childcare also has a pre-kindergarten Readiness Program. Hours are 6:00am to 6:00pm. For more info call (440)967-3050 The Vermilion Family YMCA is a Silver Sneakers program Site! Why not join the nation’s leading fitness program for older adults for FREE! The Silver Sneakers program offers you a basic free membership to the Y. A great way to get healthy, make friends, and keep active. To find out more about this program, contact your insurance company to see if you qualify.

hope for a freeze, one that stays on until at least March! Consider joining a group of gardening friends for a chat over coffee. All of us gardeners are tired of the horrible winter weather, so why not share thoughts of your 2011 garden with others. You could consider joining a garden club, or Master Gardeners, and not only meet new friends, but learn a whole lot more about all the gardening how methods. You can find information about these organizations in your local newspapers in the announcements sections, or if you have any questions, email Mary Strayer at Watch your local newspaper for The Gardening Series monthly. Happy gardening!

TAE KWON DO Winter Session II Feb. 13 – Mar. 24 FEES: Y member $40.00 Non Y $55.00 INTRO TAE KWON DO Ages 5 + & first timers to program Mon. & Wed. 5:00-5:30pm PROGRESSIVE TAE KWON DO Ages 5-7 Mon. & Wed. 5:30-6:00pm Ages 8 & Up Mon. & Wed. 6:006:40pm To register call (440)967-4208 YMCA YOUTH MIN CHEER CLINIC Winter Session II Feb. 13 – Mar. 24 FEES: Y member $30.00 Non Y $35.00 Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-6:30 Ages 4-13 yrs old Boys & Girls Participants will learn motions, jumps, cheers and sideline cheers Call the Y for more info (440)967-4208

 Complete Blood Count with Metabolic & Lipid Panel: $45 (No eating/drinking for 12 hours –water permitted)  Hemoglobin A1C: $25  PSA: $30 Pre-register by calling 419-557-7840 Questions? Call 419-557-7410 Cash or Check Only. Refreshments available for participants.

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CHECK OUT THE NEW WRESTLING PROGRAM AT THE Y (formerly Vermilion Biddy Wrestling) Program is coached by Bill DiFucci. Open to boys in kindergarten thru 6th grade. Practice is Monday & Wednesday, 6:008:00pm A great way to keep the children active during these winter months! Each participant will receive a team t-shirt. For more in call (440)967-4208 Fee: $35.00 YMCA GYMNASTICS • Winter Session II Feb. 13 – Mar. 24 FEES: Y member $40.00 Non Y $55.00 ROLLERS: (No prior gymnastic classes) • Tues. 10:00am Age 3-5 • Wed. 5:00pm Ages 4-7 • Thurs. 10:00am Ages 3-5 (Mommy & Me Combo) • Thurs. 4:50pm Ages 5-8 SWINGERS (prior gymnastic experience) • Thurs. 6:50pm Ages 8 & Over ROLLER/SWINGER COMBO: Mon. 5:00pm Ages 4-7 • Thurs. 5:50pm Ages 8 & Over Call (440)967-4208 to register YMCA YOUTH DANCE Winter Session II Feb. 15 – Mar. 21 FEES: Y member $22.00 Non Y $33.00 BALLET I (Ages 4-6) Wed. 4:30-5:00pm Students wear leotard or fitted shirt. Students wear a soft sole shoe or ballet slippers BALLET II (Ages 6 & Up) Wed. 5:00-5:30pm Students need ballet slippers (flats) along with leotard & tights *Must take Ballet I* Call (440)967-4208 for more info

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(L-R) From Summit Motorsports: Bobbi Bader, Pat Bader, Joe Bader, Bill Bader, Sr. and Debbie Bader. EHOVE Adult Education Culinary Arts student Denese Hall. From Lions Club John Flickinger, Jay Ewell and Wayne Babcanec.

(L-R) EHOVE Adult Education Medical Assistant students Berlyn Buszek of Vermilion and Jordan Norman of Bellevue dissect pig hearts during their Anatomy & Physiology class.

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L-R) From Summit Motorsports: Bobbi Bader, Pat Bader, Joe Bader, Bill Bader, Sr. and Debbie Bader. EHOVE Criminal Justice student Kaitlin Rucker (Edison HS). From Lions Club John Flickinger, Wayne Babcanec and Jay Ewell.

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Going with the flow

Norwalk Lions Club members and the Bader Family, owners of Summit Motorsports recently presented scholarships to two EHOVE students. EHOVE Criminal Justice student Kaitlin Rucker (Edison HS) was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Norwalk Lions Club and the Bader Family. After graduating this spring, Rucker will enroll in EHOVE Adult Education’s EMS Academy. Denese Hall of Norwalk, a student in EHOVE’s Adult Education Culinary Arts program, was presented with the K. Flickinger Lions Scholarship for $1000 by the Nor-

EHOVE’s Adult Education Medical Assistant students were very eager to dissect pig hearts on Saturday, January 25 during the Advanced Anatomy and Physiology class. “The dissection of the heart is a valuable hands-on learning experience.” said Terrie Hopkins, CMA (AAMA) lead clinical instructor. The students were studying the cardiovascular system at this time and were surprised to discover the anatomy of the pig’s heart to be very similar to a human heart. By opening and closing the chambers and valves of the heart, the students were able to follow the flow of the blood through the heart step-by-step. Also viewed were tissue samples and pigs blood under the classroom microscopes, identifying various cells constructing the tissue in the body. “I understand the circulation system so much better now,” said Medical Assistant student Sylvia Hendricks of Norwalk. On Tuesday, January 31, the Medical Assistant students studied the sensory organs of the human body. In lab, they dissected the eye of a pig to stimulate their understanding of the structure and function of the various components of the eye. Students were required in their lab activity to dismember the pig eye and name each section as it was located. “The eye structure looks simple in comparison to the function it performs,” said Medical Assistant student Brittany Ballard of Clyde.

walk Lions Club. The Bader Family scholarship is funded entirely by The Norwalk Lions Club, through monies earned staffing the Beer Booth at Summit Motorsports. The Lions Club has been very generous with EHOVE sponsoring scholarships since 2007. The recipients are selected by the Lions Club. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide educational assistance to deserving EHOVE Adult Career Center students.

McCormick Jr. High School Awards Students of the Month for January Congratulations to the following McCormick Junior High students for earning the “Student of the Month” title for December: Philip Jones, 7th grade & Jacob Fries, 8th grade. McCormick Principal, Mr. Chad Carter, and the grade level teachers will recognize one deserving student a month throughout the school year. “The award will be based on the following criteria: attendance, attitude, workmanship, growth and improvement, classroom behavior and work completion,” stated Mr. Carter, McCormick Principal. The Student of the Month candidates are nominated by the grade level teachers and selected by Mr. Carter and the McCormick staff.



McCormick Jr. High School 2nd Quarter Honors

(L-R) Michelle Boyer from Bellevue and Brittany Ballard of Clyde view tissue samples under the microscope during their Anatomy & Physiology class.

The faculty and staff of McCormick Junior High have announced the Honor Roll and Merit Roll honors for the second quarter of the 2011-2012 school year. Congratulations to the following students for their hard work and dedication to their studies. To be eligible for the Honor Roll, a student must attain a grade point average of 3.5 – 4.0. An asterisk (*) following the student’s name indicates a 4.000 grade point average. To be eligible for the Merit Roll, a student must attain a grade point average of 3.00 – 3.4999. MERIT ROLL – SEVENTH GRADE - SECOND QUARTER, 2011-2012 Claire Balde, August Beckman, Michael Boston, Jenna Burrier, Taylor Cheatham, Zachary Cobleigh, Emily Dewey, Mary Emerson, Brenden Ferry, Francesco Gioffre, Derek Griffin, Elijah Hart, Colton Jenkins, Jordan Jensen, Chad Mize, Ashlyn Ohm, Tyler Petersen, Tanner Radcliffe, Brittany Rowen, Rachel Stadler, Austin Stewart, Andrew Thorpe, Cassidy Verlie, Nathaniel Wallace, Damian Wennberg, William Wiseman, Cheyenne Wright, Sophie Young MERIT ROLL – EIGHTH GRADE - SECOND QUARTER, 2011-2012 Brenna Bollinger, Nathaniel Burlovich, Elisabeth Dawkins, Ember Dietrich, Megan Duttera, Sarah Elliott, Aaron Hoff, Austin the best option

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Huron Hometown News | Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sports Lady Tigers Fall to Polar Bears In SBC girls basketball play, there are several teams that play a solid full court press...and the Margaretta Polar Bears are one of them. Huron fell behind 27-9 after the first period and could never find their footing during the Saturday afternoon game. The final tally in Castalia was 68 - 35. Sophomore Ashley Myers led the Tigers with 11 points followed by Brittany Mayer who added 9 points.

Photos by Chris Mischler Left: Ashley Myers (11) aggressive style should pay dividends for Huron in the future. Above: Sophomore Taylor Rathbun Above right: Sophomore Amanda Vacca beats the defender to get to the basket.

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Tiger Men Dismantle Rockets On Senior night, where the Huron sports program honored those who have spent their short sports careers representing our school district, the Tigers completely dominated the visiting team from Oak Harbor. Huron’s defense sensed early on that the Rockets could not handle their speed and athleticism jumped out to an 18-3 lead. Oak Harbor could muster only ten points during the entire first half. The Tigers collected their tenth win of the season with a final score of 71-27. The Huron JV team continued their strong season with a 36-30 win.

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Huron varsity boys defeated Port Clinton 2892 to 2779 at Riverview Lanes tonight. The varsity boys are now 13-2 on the season and 9-2 in the SBABC. Huron varsity girls lost to Port Clinton 1094 to 1895. The girls are now 0-12 on the season and 0-9 in the SBABC. Huron JV defeated Port Clinton 2652 to 1793. The JV is 13-1 on the season and 10-0 in the SBABC.



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Huron Hometown News | Thursday, February 9, 2012

Bowling is a recreational activity that can be fun for an entire family. Yet, because of the nature of the activity, many families with children on the autism spectrum might feel there are too many distractions for all family members to be able to enjoy this popular pastime. Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s Autism Spectrum Kids (ASK) Program is teaming up with Kenilee Lanes, 14 East Seminary St., Norwalk, to provide a sensory-friendly bowling environment for children, teens and adults with autism spectrum disorders and other neuro-developmental disorders. The first “Pin Pals” Sensory-Friendly Bowling event is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. SOISSON All ages welcome. “The purpose of these events is to create a social network for friends and families, improve social relationships, and foster interest in recreational activities within the community,” said Lindsey Soisson, a Speech-Language Pathologist and the Fisher-Titus Pediatric Special Programs Coordinator. “These events will be closed to the public and are adapted to create a safe, fun environment for the families. Fisher-Titus Medical Center will create visual strategies for the participants and help Kenilee Lanes develop a plan to adapt the environment to


meet the needs of the attendees. Accommodations may include the following: A Social Story on Bowling Night Lights are not flashing or turned completely down Sound of the music is lowered A safe area for a sensory “break” if necessary Participants on specialized diets (gluten-casein free, sugar free, etc) are allowed to bring in own snacks Bumpers on some of the lanes “These modifications create a sensory friendly environment that will decrease the likelihood that the child will become overstimulated,” said Soisson. The cost for bowling is $2 per game, $1 for shoe rental (bowling shoes must be worn). Parents/caregivers are expected to be there to supervise and they will have to pay admission. This is not the first time Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s ASK program has offered a sensory-friendly activity. Fisher-Titus also teams up with Premiere Theater in Norwalk to bring families and children with autism and other disabilities a unique private showing of popular children’s movies throughout the year. For more information on the sensory-friendly bowling or any of Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s pediatric programs, contact Lindsey Soisson at 419-663-1975, Ext. 3040. Introduced to the community in 2001, ASK is a program of Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s Pediatric Therapy Department designed to help families and children living with autism spectrum disorder. The program offers educational seminars, referral resources, phone consultation, outreach programs, classes for children and families, and promotion of autism awareness.

Women’s Health Program Focuses on Fad Diets


Join Firelands Regional Medical Center on Thursday, February 16 for the Women’s Health Program “Diet Craze-y.” This informative program will be held at Sandusky Yacht Club, 529 E. Water Street, Sandusky from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Seth Ruggles, DO, family practice of Firelands Physician Group, will discuss the latest on popular diets - such as glycemic index and hCG - including if they work, if




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they are safe, and if they keep the weight off. Following Dr. Ruggles, a dietician from Firelands Regional Medical Center will talk about and give a demonstration on healthy easy and quick meals as well as hand out recipes for participants to try at home. Cost for the evening is $18 per person and includes a Commodore’s salad with grilled chicken and celery seed dressing and chocolate mousse.

Stork Express Offered at Firelands Firelands Regional Medical Center will be hosting sessions of Stork Express on the following days during the month of February: Saturday, February 11 from 9 – 11 am Saturday, February 25 from 9 – 11 am All sessions will be held at Firelands Main Campus, 1111 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. Stork Express is a free program designed to give pregnant women the opportunity to start on paperwork that is required during their hospital stay. During the program, each participant will review and sign the necessary paperwork, watch the required safety video and take a tour of the OB Department.

Stork Express helps to cut down on the amount of paperwork during admission, allowing the focus to be on the birthing process. It also provides mom-to-be and her spouse/support person the opportunity to meet a nurse from the OB Department and ask any question that may be lingering as their exciting day approaches. Any mom-to-be that is at least 34 weeks into her pregnancy is welcome to attend. A spouse/support person is also welcome and is encouraged to participate. The Foundation for Firelands provides funding to make this program possible. To register for a session of Stork Express, please call 419-557-7840.

Sibling Class Offered at Firelands

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Firelands Regional Medical Center is offering a Sibling Class, a course designed to


prepare older brothers or sisters for the arrival of a new baby, on Saturday, February 11 from 10 - 11:30 am, at Firelands Regional Medical Center Main Campus, 1111 Hayes Avenue. Children between the ages of three and eight will tour the obstetrics area to see the nursery, along with parents who will see the labor, delivery, and recovery units. The children will make a gift for the new baby and will practice handling the newborn with a life-sized doll. Families will also receive helpful information on what to expect when the new baby arrives. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Families are encouraged to attend during the mother’s last three months of pregnancy. The fee is $10 per family. The Foundation for Firelands provides funding to make this program possible. To register call 419557-7840.

Program Hours: Monday thru Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Full or half day service available. Social Activities, Structured Programs, & Professional Care Health Monitoring by Licensed Staff Meal & Snack Provided Information about Adult Daycare Services, contact: Monica Stark | Activities Director Email: Phone: 440.967.6614

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Dr. Peter Crosby Earns Board Recertification Dr. Peter D.A. Crosby, board certified in family medicine, recently received his maintenance certification from the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM). Board certification confers a standard of excellence in knowledge and practice to physicians who not only certify via the

examination process, but who also work diligently on the maintenance of these skills during the cycle between examinations. To achieve and maintain certification by the ABFM, Dr. Crosby must possess a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States; complete online educational self-assessment modules; verify the completion of 150 hours of acceptable continuing medical edu-

cation every three years; demonstrate ongoing, systematic quality improvement within practice; and successfully complete a one-day, written exam of cognitive knowledge, and problem-solving abilities. Dr. Crosby practices at Norwalk Family Practice, Inc., 44 Executive Drive, Norwalk. He has been a member of Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s medical staff since 1996.

BGSU Firelands Hosts College Financial Aid Night On Sunday, Feb. 12, beginning at 2 p.m. Bowling Green State University Firelands College will host the local portion of College Goal Sunday, a state-wide event with the goal of helping to prepare students and their families for the financial challenges of college. Held at 50 sites across the state, in 2011 BGSU Firelands attracted one of the largest crowds with 194 guests including nearly 100 college-bound students. The free event, presented by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents, assists students and parents with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

The FAFSA is the federal application that is required to receive federal financial aid including the Federal Pell Grant and student loans as well as the need-based state grants. “College financial aid can be very intimidating to students and parents,” said BGSU Firelands Director of Enrollment Management & Student Retention Services Deb Divers.  “College Goal Sunday is an excellent opportunity to talk about financial aid and have trained professional help fill out the FAFSA forms.” Volunteers from BGSU Firelands, neighboring colleges, and other educational institutions, will provide support, guidance, and encouragement as the families navigated

the on-line process. The FAFSA is the key to funding a college education and helping families to overcome financial barriers that otherwise prevent students from attending the institution in which they are interested. Studies show that a student is 50 percent more likely to attend college when they complete the FAFSA. While walk-ins are welcome, registration is encouraged and can be completed at For additional information on the College Goal Sunday at BGSU Firelands, please contact the Office of Admissions at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787.

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Team Artino is planning a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Monday, February 13 3 - 7 p.m.

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Carryout available at 3 pm for $9 Dinner at the hall begins at 5 pm for $10 and is open to the public! Sam will be available throughout the afternoon to talk with residents about their concerns and his plans for working cooperatively within Erie County as a Commissioner.

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Experience Counts!

Working Together to Create and Retain Jobs!

Pat Shenigo has provided the leadership that has brought our businesses, community leaders, and citizens together in creating and retaining over 900 jobs for our community. We continue to build on the half billion dollar recent investment at NASA Plum Brook, working with our congressional leaders in Washington including Senator Brown and Congresswoman Kaptur.

Experienced Busines Leader

A successful business entrepreneur and manager, Pat Shenigo has over 33 years of creating good paying jobs in Erie County. In these difficult economic times, he has managed to lower the county debt and made the tough decisions to reduce our expenses to match declining revenues. ALL WITHOUT REDUCING SERVICES OR RAISING TAXES.

Bringing Communities Together

We now have the new tools in place which will help save lives, improve services, remove blight and create jobs. These include the newly formed Regional Dispatch, Erie County Port Authority and the Erie County Land Bank. We have also established new relationships with Huron and Ottawa Counties for regional growth and economic development.

“I have been honored to serve as your Democratic County Commissioner for the last three years. If you ask me to serve another four years, I will do the one thing I know how: Work hard, every day, for the residents of Erie County.”

Huron Hometown News - February 9, 2012  

The United Way of Erie County has aCampaign goal of $750,000 and still needssome more support to reach its target goal.

Huron Hometown News - February 9, 2012  

The United Way of Erie County has aCampaign goal of $750,000 and still needssome more support to reach its target goal.