Monday , 10 December 2018

Community Focus

Please send all future community focus events to at least two weeks prior to the event.



Sandusky High School

Will be hosting a Blood drive in the auxiliary gym from 9am-2pm.

TODDLER TALES (suggested for ages 18 months-3 years)

Toddler Tales is an interactive storytime experience that includes age-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and more. An adult is required to attend. 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

STORY STOP (suggested for ages 3-6 years)

Story stop includes age-appropriate stories, music, and a themed craft.  An adult is required to attend. 11:15 a.m.

Happiest Baby on the Block Class Teaches Proven Parenting Methods

Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering the next Happiest Baby on the Block parenting class from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s South Campus, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. The Happiest Baby on the Block is based on the techniques of world-renowned pediatrician, Dr. Harvey Karp. Dr. Karp has been featured on Good Morning America, The Dr. Phil Show, ABC World News Tonight, CNN, and numerous national radio programs. The Happiest Baby program is a national curriculum and is taught by a certified instructor. Among the essential information offered to participants, parents will be taught a step-by-step approach to quickly soothe the fussiest baby. The methods are designed to increase sleep, parental confidence, and family harmony while decreasing stress, frustration, and exhaustion that many times are present when parents are adjusting to the changes a new baby brings. Through the generous donation of Firelands Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, this program is free of charge to participants. Register online by visiting the classes and events at or by calling 419-557-7840. Parents will receive a take-home kit (DVD and CD) valued at $40.00.



Drop In is another opportunity for children birth-3 years (and siblings up to age 5) to play with a variety of age-appropriate toys at 10:30 a.m


Firelands Offers Childbirth Education Refresher

Anyone who has previously taken a full childbirth class at Firelands Regional Medical Center may repeat the course for a refresher fee of $10. Although welcome to attend the entire class of their choosing, refresher couples can limit their attendance to select hours of the class series, which will provide the essential information the couple may wish to review. For a two-day session, couples may choose to attend only the Saturday portion from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For the four-week sessions, couples may attend the second and third night of the four-class series. To register for a refresher class, call Firelands Regional Medical Center at 419-557-7840.

Cookie Walk

8 a.m. until sold out Fisher-Titus Ghrist Room, Parking Lot C Homemade cookies, fudge, buckeyes and more sold by the pound or per piece. Proceeds benefit the Fisher-Titus Auxiliary.

Firelands Choir Inc

Home for the holidays free concert with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause arriving as well! The Osborne elementary piccolo choir will also be performing. Located at Zion Lutheran Church 503 Columbus ave. starting at 7:30pm.

Celebration at the Cabins

We are celebrating our 45th Anniversary at White Star Park: Cabins between 5:00-8:00pm!

Sandusky County Park District was created on December 7, 1973. Join us at the cabins, open-house style, for chowder, desserts and old-timey fun. Registration required at


3rd annual Willard Fire & Rescue and Willard Police Department Toy drive

Will be hosting the food and toy at 10 am – 4 pm located at Willard Fire Department 425 Fort Ball Rd.

Firelands Choir Inc

Home for the holidays free concert with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause arriving as well! The Osborne elementary piccolo choir will also be performing. Located at Zion Lutheran Church 503 Columbus ave. starting at 7:30pm (second day).

Fabric YoYo Crafts

Learn how to make fabric YoYos then put them together to create fun holiday decorations at White Star Park: Cabins between 2:00-3:30pm

Registration required at

Stork Express Offered at Firelands

Firelands Regional Medical Center will be hosting Stork Express on Saturday, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Firelands Main Campus in the Cardiac Education Room, 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. Register online by visiting the calendar of events at The Foundation for Firelands provides funding to make this program possible.

Vascular Screenings Offered Set in Sandusky

Firelands Regional Medical Center will be hosting a Vascular & Echocardiogram Screening from 7 to 11 a.m. at Firelands Main Campus, 1111 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. Screenings available include:  Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening (8-hour fast required) – $40  Stroke/Carotid Artery Screening – $40  Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening -$40  Echocardiogram Screening -$60  Osteoporosis/Bone Density Screening -$30 A package of two vascular tests is $75 and all three vascular tests are $110. If scheduling an Echocardiogram with a vascular test, you will receive $5 off the Echocardiogram. Appointments are limited and pre-registration is required. To register, please call 419-557- 7410.


Monroeville Model Railroad Group Annual Christmas Open House

Come see three floors of operating model trains in four different sizes. We have G, HO, N, & O scale model train layouts operating in the same building. Bring the family and your childhood memories of the trains under the Christmas tree. Watch as the steam engines chug through the old towns, past the classic car models, and between the detailed scale buildings. Listen to the sounds of the engines and watch as the smoke rises from the smokestacks into the air. See the diesel engines move trains with ease, as passenger cars zip past on another nearby track much like they did for many generations. 11am – 4pm Admission is always free and this event is great for all ages, don’t miss it! Location: 3 South Main Street Monroeville, Ohio 44847

Soup-aru” Soup Drive

Bring in canned or boxed soup or cup-a-soup between December 1 and December 14th. For each can or box donated you will receive one raffle ticket for some special prizes to be raffled at the “Soup-aru” luncheon on  December 14th. Drop off location at the Erie County Senior Center, 620 E. Water St., Sandusky. Hours: Monday – Friday  8 am – 4:30 pm.


Christian Singles Fellowship

Planning meeting at 7pm at Columbus ave Methodist church.

Erie County Senior Center

SMCC High School Choral Group. Under the direction of Matt Hadsell. We meet at the Erie County Senior Center 620 Water Street in Sandusky. Our programs start at 9:45 am and we adjourn at 11:00 am.


Fremont Area Women’s Luncheon

Fremont Area Women’s Connection is extending an invitation to the monthly luncheon at Anjulina’s Catering, 2270 W. Hayes Ave. Fremont  11-1 pm. Doors open at 10:30 am as we celebrate “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”. The program will include seasonal songs provided by a few members of the Terra Choral Society who will also lead songs for group singing. The guest speaker is Kathleen Sly from Richland, Michigan sharing her story of “A Humpty Dumpty Life”. For reservations and free child care, please call Donna at 419 680 2251 or email Carrol at by December 7. Any cancellation also needs to be reported to Donna or Carrol. Fremont Area Women’s Connection was organized in 1971 and is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

Rug Braiding at the Cabin

Keep the cabin celebrations going by learning to make a braided rug at White Star Park: Cabins between 5:30-7:00pm. This is an old-time method to reuse scrap fabrics and clothing. Fabric will be provided.  $5 program fee Registration required at


Class Teaches Life-Saving Skills to Bystanders of Emergency Situations

In an effort to encourage and educate bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency, Firelands Regional Medical Center is providing a Stop the Bleed class from 1 to 2 p.m.. “Participants learn not only how and where to apply a tourniquet, but also gets hands on practice packing and applying pressure to open wounds on a manikin,” said Marisa Munafo, BSN, RN, education specialist at Firelands Regional Medical Center. The cost to attend a Stop the Bleed class is $15.00 per person. Optional supplies, including tourniquets, will be available for purchase. The class will take place at Firelands Regional Medical Center South Campus, 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, in the Education Room. Those interested can register for the class online at

TODDLER TALES (suggested for ages 18 months-3 years)

Toddler Tales is an interactive storytime experience that includes age-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and more. An adult is required to attend. 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

STORY STOP (suggested for ages 3-6 years)

Story stop includes age-appropriate stories, music, and a themed craft.  An adult is required to attend. 11:15 a.m. 


Holiday Open House

We will have refreshments, live music and a special visit from Olaf the Snowman from 6-8pm.  That will be at Bellevue Public Library, 224 East Main Street Bellevue, OH 44811. For more information call 419-483-4769.

KidneyCare365: An Introduction to Kidney Disease

4 – 6 p.m. Registration required. Call 1-844-441-3444 or register on-line at

 Stroke Support Group Coffee and Conversation

10 a.m. The Coffee House 27 Whittlesey Avenue, Norwalk Connect with caregivers and learn about local community resources. For information, call 419-663-1975 ext. 3093.

SHS Class of 1941 Lunch

The Sandusky high class of 1941 will be having their final lunch at 11:30am at Berardi’s perkins ave. please listen to WLEC 1450 for weather cancellations. For more info contact peggy or linda Scherer at 419-627-8673.

Health Screening in Vermilion

Area residents are invited to participate in a Complete Metabolic Profile Screening from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Rogers and Dr. Zaky, 1605 State Route 60, Vermilion. Screenings include: Complete Blood Count with Metabolic & Lipid Panel (No Eating or Drinking for 12 Hours – Water Allowed – includes liver and kidney function studies, fasting blood sugar, thyroid, cholesterol, HDL/LDL and triglyceride levels along with a complete blood count.) – $45; Hemoglobin A1C – $25; PSA – $30; Cash or check only. Pre-registration is required for the lab work. Screening is limited to the first 75 who pre-register. To register, call 419-557-7840.


Drop In is another opportunity for children birth-3 years (and siblings up to age 5) to play with a variety of age-appropriate toys at 10:30 a.m.  

Tales to Tails

Join us at the Wilson Nature Center for story time, crafts and adventure at Creek Bend Farm between 10:00-10:45am

Toddler to pre-school. Registration required at

Needle Felting

Learn how to needle felt at White Star Park: Cabins 6:30-8:00pm. Participants will receive a felting kit to take home and learn how to make several felt projects.  $10 program fee. Registration required at


Sandusky’s only German Christmas Market 

The Boeckling (BECK-ling) Club, 614 Columbus Avenue in the former Knights of Columbus hall, brings a popular German tradition, the Christkindlmarkt (krist-kin-del-MARKT) or Christmas Market, to Sandusky between10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Market will be held indoors and feature a glimpse of traditional German Culture including craft vendors, entertainment, German food and beverages.  A monetary donation or packaged food item will be collected as the entrance fee and will be donated to a local food pantry. Entertainment will feature Wayne Golob on the accordion, Christmas caroling, and more the craft show will feature approximately 20 vendors showcasing hand crafted items as well as German Christmas ornaments. For more information visit our website The Boeckling Club or our page The Boeckling Club on Facebook.

Sensory Friendly Holiday Event

Norwalk High School, Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center Meet medical professionals from New Beginnings Pediatrics, Fisher-Titus Behavioral Health and Fisher-Titus Pediatric Rehabilitation Department.

10 a.m. – Cookies and photos with Santa (bring your camera)

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Sensory friendly showing of “The Polar Express” sponsored by Fisher-Titus Autism Spectrum Kids (ASK). Free admission. For information, call 419-660-2117 ext. 3040.

Basket Making

Spend an afternoon in the cabin while we make an easy beginner basket at White Star Park: Cabins between 2:00-4:00pm. $10 program fee. Registration required at


Tin Punching

Keep the cabin celebrations going by learning by making your own punched tin sheet at White Star Park: Cabins between 1:00-3:00pm. This was a great way to decorate your pie safe or baking cabinet.  All materials will be provided.  Ages 15 and older. $10 program fee. Registration required at


American Blood Drive

First United Methodist Church 60 W. Main St.  Norwalk 2pm-7pm Donors receive $5.00 Amazon Gift Card

Erie County Senior Center

Edison HS Sound Diamension Show Choir. Under the direction of Pam Notley. We meet at the Erie County Senior Center 620 Water Street in Sandusky. Our programs start at 9:45 am and we adjourn at 11:00 am.


American Blood Drive

Holy Angel Church 428 Tiffin Ave Sandusky 1pm-6pm Donors receive $5.00 Amazon Gift Card Call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make appointment.

American Blood Drive

Firelands Regional Medical Center Main Campus 1101 Decatur St. Sandusky Mylander Room 2pm-7pm Donors receive $5.00 Amazon Gift Card Call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make appointment.


American Blood Drive

Ohio Veterans Home 3416 Columbus Ave Sandusky Veterans Hall 10am-3pm Donors receive $5.00 Amazon Gift Card Call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make appointment.


The Edison Show Choir

Hi! The Edison Show Choir is putting on their 5th annual Christmas Spectacular at 7:00pm. Here is some additional information about the show: Tickets are $4 for adults, $2 for students/senior citizens, and free for kids 5th grade and under. Contact Kayliann Schwinn for tickets at – tickets are going quickly, reserve yours today!


American Red Cross Blood Drive

Ernsthausen Recreational Center 100 Republic St. Norwalk 1pm-5pm Donors receive FREE T-shirt while supplies last Call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make appointment

  MON DEC 24

American Red Cross Blood Drive

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fisher-Titus Jennings Auditorium Call 1-800-733-2767 for an appointment. Walk-ins welcome as schedule permits.


Piano sensation brings “A Joyful Christmas” to Cleveland at Severance Hall at 7:30 pm. Delivering the sounds and spirit of the season with carols, classics, and original songs. Bring your family, friends, or that special someone to celebrate the faith, love, and togetherness that we value the most this time of year and share it with the celebration of “A Joyful Christmas”. For tickets visit


American Red Cross Blood Drive

Huron Public Library 333 Williams St. Huron 1pm-6pm FREE-t-shirt while supplies last Call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make appointment.

Bread & Butter

Keep the cabin celebration going with some tasty treats at White Star Park: Cabins between 2:00-4:00pm. We will bake bread and make the butter and jam to go with it. Each participant will take home slices of bread along with samples of the butter and jam. All supplies will be provided.  $5 Program fee. Registration required at


American Red Cross Blood Drive

Milan Public Library 19 E. Church St. Milan 12pm-5pm FREE-t-shirt while supplies last Call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make appointment

Donating Blood at Firelands Regional Medical Center

You have the opportunity to help others by attending an American Red Cross Blood Drive at Firelands Regional Medical Center  from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The blood drive will be held at South Campus, 1912 Hayes Ave., in the Education classroom (first floor). Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 419-557-7523.


Christian Singles Fellowship

North pole express, train ride 4pm. Carpool meet at old YMCA parking lot, travel to Findlay, tickets $3adults, $2kids. After we will eat dinner at an area restaurant.


American Red Cross Blood Drive

The Chapel Sandusky 4444 Galloway Rd Sandusky 9am-1pm FREE T-Shirt while supplies last

American Red Cross Blood Drive

The Chapel Norwalk 156 South Norwalk Rd. Norwalk 9am-1pm FREE T-Shirt while supplies last

Christian Singles Fellowship

New years eve party 7pm Karson house 1401 Berlin rd huron. Potluck, fun, and fellowship. Bring a covered dish/dessert, pop  & munchies, and kids to celebrate.


American Red Cross Blood Drive

Noon – 5 p.m Fisher-Titus Jennings Auditorium Call 1-800-733-2767 for an appointment. Walk-ins welcome as schedule permits.


The 7th annual officer Andrew Dunn

The Friends of 2083 Foundation, Sandusky police academy, presents scholarship fund reverse raffle. There will be a $5000 grade prize! 300 tickets will be sold($75 per ticket). Ticket includes spaghetti dinner, entry to raffle, and open bar. Doors open at 4:30, dinner at 5, raffle at 6. Located at American legion post 83 3615 hayes ave, Sandusky .For tickets or more info call Greg Hall at 419-656-6501.

SAT April 6


Calling all local authors!!! This event provides a showcase for local writers, connects authors with interested readers, provides networking for authors, educates the public on the writing process, offers an inside look to publishing, and gives readers an opportunity to purchased signed books. For all critera and rules please visit Deadline is February 1, 2019. 10:30am-12:30pm – Author Panel 1-3pm – Book Fair.



The Tiffin Art Guild in Tiffin OH invites you to enter our Art Festival. TAG is excited to bring you another successful & fun day in Tiffin in 2019. This year promises to be bigger & better than previous years because we are moving the festival to Hedges-Boyer Park, which is an attractive, grassy location with plenty of trees. We will continue to have musical entertainment, food vendors & activities for children with the goal of increasing attendance & having a successful event for vendors & attendees alike. One artist will be recognized with the “People’s Choice” award. Located at Hedges-Boyer Park Tiffin OH.



Increase Services to Families at Christmas

The season of giving is upon us and The Salvation Army Sandusky is focused assisting 1,557 people with Holiday Hope through toys and gifts for children, food baskets & turkeys for families, and Food and gift bags for Seniors. With just a little over a week left to collect needed items, Envoy Tracy Knappins is reporting that the need is higher this year, and we need additional community support to provide for all those who are seeking help this season. “This year, we need to assist 89% more families than last year. It is little daunting to think how many toys and food items are needed, but we are confident that our community will rally to help be able to fulfill the need.” stated Envoy Knappins. The Salvation Army is still seeking toys and gifts for children age 0-14. They still have over 75 angel tags that have not been sponsored. The most crucial ages are for the older children, age 11-14. Donations for this age are the most difficult to come by. Envoy Tracy Knappins says, “We are critically low on gifts for the older children. They tend to be harder to shop for, and many times gifts are more expensive. Items such as bath and body products, headphones, art supplies, and sports items are in high demand.

”Additionally volunteers are needed to help with the distributions.
Monday, 12/17 – Wednesday 12/19 – varied times available, tasks include set-up and distribution

center organization

Thursday, 12/20 , 8: 30 am – 5:30 pm –  Distribution of toys, gifts, and food baskets
Saturday, 12/22, 8:30 am – 1 pm – Holiday Hope for Seniors deliveries

Please consider making a donation of toys, clothing, and gifts for children next week. All items are needed no later than Monday, December 17. Donations can be dropped off Monday, December 10 through Friday, December 14 from 9 am – 3pm at The Salvation Army at 3333 Columbus Ave., in Sandusky or at the Holiday Hope Distribution Center at the Sandusky Mall (formerly Charming Charlie’s). To make a donation to assist The Salvation Army of Sandusky in serving families this holiday season and all year long, or for more information, call (419) 626-3862 or visit Donations can also be mailed to: The Salvation Army Sandusky 3333 Columbus Ave Sandusky, OH 44870.


Saturday, Dec. 1 – Wednesday, Dec. 12 Fisher-Titus Gift Shop, Parking Lot C

Special, one-day only 25% discount on clothing, purses, OSU items and more! Each day different merchandise is on sale. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Cash, credit card and payroll deduction are available.

Lift Chair Sale

Kaiser Community Pharmacy 251 Benedict Ave., Norwalk All lift chairs are discounted $75 through Dec. 15. Mastercard and Visa accepted. Free delivery within our service area. For information, call 419-668-1078.

Downtown Sandusky Santa Claus & Cookie House

Between 5-8pm every Fri, Sat, & Sun til Christmas start Nov 23. Last Days are Dec 21 & 22.

The Vermilion Chamber

The Vermilion Chamber teams up with the Vermilion Salvation Army with Adopt-A-Family and new this year is Adopt-A-Client with Lucy Idol. Last year we were able to buy gifts for 150 Vermilion Children (3 gifts each) that would have gone without. (We were able to do this through the efforts of the Chamber Members and Board members. If you are interested in adopting a family let us know at

Free Breastfeeding Mom-Baby Group

Firelands Regional Medical Center will be hosting free Breastfeeding Clinics on Monday, December 3, 10, and 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Firelands South Campus in the Community Resource Room, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky.  This free clinic is open to the public to assist breastfeeding mothers with answering breastfeeding questions or concerns and to offer breastfeeding support. Certified lactation consultants will be available to address any breastfeeding challenges or questions that arise and to weigh infants. Appointments are not required. For additional information call 419-557-7596.

Two-Day Childbirth Class for Expectant Parents

Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering a Childbirth Preparation class on Friday, December 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. and continuing on Saturday, December 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Childbirth Preparation classes are held at Firelands Regional Medical Center, South Campus, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. Participants will learn breathing patterns and relaxation exercises to be used during labor and delivery.  Induction of labor, medication and anesthesia options, Caesarian birth and recovery will also be discussed. Childbirth classes are taught by experienced obstetrical nurses from Firelands Regional Medical Center with a clinical background focused on contemporary childbirth methods.  It is recommended that this course be taken during the last trimester of pregnancy and that expectant mothers select a class that ends at least three weeks before their due date. The cost for the class is $35 per couple. No one will be refused this course due to inability to pay. The Foundation for Firelands provides funding to make this program possible. Register online at

Milan-Berlin Library District

The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for FREE via Milan-Berlin Library District. Milan-Berlin card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting . Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device, or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, FireTV, or Roku.

Berlin Public Library  |  Mondays  |  6:00PM – 7:00PM

Story Time  [  Children’s Services  ]

Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and SMART Board activities.

Milan Public Library  |  Tuesdays  |  10:30PM – 11:00PM

Twist & Shout  [  Children’s Services  ]

Swing by Milan Library and groove at our interactive dance party for little ones and their caretakers.

Berlin Public Library  |  Tuesdays  |  3:00PM – 4:00PM

Teen Trivia Tuesday  [  Teen Services  ]

Teens ages 11-18 are welcome at Berlin for a battle of wits! Test your knowledge of book, film, music, and other pop culture related trivia!

Milan Public Library  |  Fridays  |  10:30AM – 11:30AM

Story Time  [  Children’s Services  ]

Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and SMART Board activities

Annual Cheeseball Sale

Trinity United Methodist Church, 204 N. Wayne Street in Fremont will be offering their annual cheeseball sale for the upcoming holidays. Orders will be taken for cheddar, dried beef, horseradish, onion and pineapple at a cost of $7.00 each. The deadline for ordering is November 11 with pick-up on November 17 from 2-4 pm in the church Fellowship Hall. In December the deadline will be December 9 for pick-up on December 15 from 2-4 pm. To place an order, please call Steve at 419 332 8167.

New Local Business: Airbrush Beauty

A new, unique beauty business will open in the Laird Arcade in downtown Tiffin on Nov. 1. Airbrush Beauty will offer traditional and airbrush makeup application, hairstyling, eyebrow waxing, mobile spray tanning, as well as classes in makeup application. Owner Linley Marsh brings more than 10 years of experience in styling as well as her desire to help clients look and feel their best to her new business.  She said. “It is gratifying to be able to help others, especially in my hometown.” Services at Airbrush Beauty will be by appointment and are ideal for special events and photography sessions. Marsh currently offers bridal packages through and works with local photographers.

3rd Annual Vermilion Chamber of Commerce

And not to soon after that, as the Lake Erie air becomes crisp, we welcome in the Thanksgiving celebration with the delivery of our fresh cut Christmas trees in the Garden Courtyard at Tiffany’s in downtown Vermilion at 686 Main Street, Vermilion, OH.   Fresh-cut trees will be delivered Thanksgiving week where we will sell from November 23rd-December 23rd or until sold out!  We will have Fraser Firs and Scotch Pines ranging from sizes from 5 feet to 9 feet. We will also be selling Fraser Fir wreaths and crosses.  All proceeds from our tree lot sales will go to a local charity.  During our tree lot sales, we will have a new sock drive, all sizes needed to assist the Vermilion Salvation Army and a food drive for the Vermilion Salvation Army.  $1.00 off each tree for each non-perishable food item or new pair of socks up to $5.00 off.  For more information on the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce and our events please call 440-967-4477 or email  Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and visit our website at


The Tiffin Art Guild & Gallery in Tiffin OH invites you to enter the 3nd Annual Holiday Art Boutique which will be held on Saturday, December 1 from 10 am to 3 pm.   This show will be held in our gallery in downtown Tiffin at 130 S Washington St, near the Empire Restaurant. This art show is a great opportunity for artists to display and sell their work when the Christmas shopping season is underway. There will be a parade in town that morning which will bring many shoppers to town. We will have free make and take crafts for children available from 11 am to 1 pm. For more information email or call Jill Groves 419 902 7966  Entry forms are available on the website & Facebook:  Tiffin Art Guild  419 443 0478


WIN A 2019 ERIE COUNTY  DOG LICENSE $1.00 EACH AND 6 FOR $5.00 All proceeds benefit our medical fund for our dogs at our shelter. Tickets on sale oct 22-nov 30th 2900 columbus ave Sandusky.


Carol Hoffman Exhibit (NOV 3- DEC 1)


Mondays, Oct. 8 – Dec. 3, 6-7 p.m. Free, 9-week training plan to culminate with the Jingle Bell Run on Dec. 8 in Sandusky. For more information, contact Niki Cross at419-663-6775, ext. 1026, or

Diabetes Self Management Education Program

Physician referral required. Fees apply. For information, call 419-660-2596

Free Blood Pressure Screenings (Based on staff availability)

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fisher-Titus Home Health Center 28 Executive Dr., Norwalk Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fisher-Titus Family Medicine 2114 State Route 113 East, Milan, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. – Noon Fisher-Titus Family Medicine 187 W. Main St., New London


Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. at Sandusky Library. Drop by for a quick session with one of our Tech Tutors who can:
– help you use your tablet, smartphone, iPad, or laptop
– use the features on your online Library account to renew items and place holds
– search the Library catalog or databases and download eBooks, audiobooks, movies, or music
(you can do this with Hoopla, too!)
– search the internet or set up an email account
– use the features on the Ohio Means Jobs website
– get started with Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram


For persons experiencing mild memory loss. Third Tuesday of each month at 11 am. Located at Sandusky Community Church of the Nazerene, 1617 Milan Ave., Sandusky. For more info call Brenda at 1-800-272-3900.


Fourth Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am. Located at Carriage House, 175 Shady Lane Dr., Norwalk. For more info call Stephnaie at (419) 660-2681.


What could be better than watching the Sandusky Sailing Club races from the bayfront while shopping for handmade goods, listening to live music, enjoying local food truck grub with access to area-brewed craft beers? The family-friendly event will be Wednesday nights from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Sandusky Bay Pavilion, 605 E. Water St. in historic downtown Sandusky. This year’s breweries include Catawba Island Brewing, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Sibling Revelry Brewing, Bait House Brewing and a wild card night later in the season.


1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12. In an effort to encourage and educate bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency. $15 per person. Optional supplies, including tourniquets, will be available for purchase. Located at FRMC South Campus, 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, in the Education Room.


November 23-25, 2018. Go to

The Sandusky Area Stroke Club

A support group founded to help stroke survivors and their families cope with life after stroke. Also welcome are those dealing with head injuries. Meetings at 6:30pm on the 1st Tuesday of each month in the Community Room main floor of Firelands Regional Medical Center South Campus in Sandusky. For more information, please call Sue DuBray at 419-433-3054.

Down Syndrome of Sandusky

Down Syndrome of Sandusky Children’s Play and Support Group Meeting.  Please join us the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6-8pm at the Sandusky Library in the Program Room.  Children, parents and grandparents of all ages are welcome.  Juice boxes and toys will be provided. Contact: if any questions.

Sanduskian’s  “grow” their spirit for Bicentennial

The Sandusky Bicentennial celebration will pay homage once again to the city’s sesquicentennial by hosting a Beardcentennial Contest. The contest starts Saturday, September 1 (World Beard Day) and ends November 23 during the city’s Holiday Lighting Ceremony.

Categories include:

  • Best End of Year Growth: Beards grown from the first week of September to the Lighting Ceremony on November 23. Participants must take a photo at the start of growing with a print edition of a Sandusky Register from the first week of September. Pictures can be posted at the City of Sandusky Facebook Page, texted to 419.515.1089 or e-mailed to Contestants will be judged on before and after beards.
  • Best Beard- Contestants judged on the best beard in Sandusky.
  • Longest Beard- Beards will be measured from chin to longest point.
  • Best Mustache- Contestants will be judged on the best mustache, with or without a beard.
  • Worst Facial Hair- Can’t grow a beard? This category is for you. Contestant will be judged on their effort of trying to grow a beard for the Beardcentennial.
  • Crowd Favorite- The audience will select their favorite from the entire contest.

The Sandusky Area Sesquicentennial Beard Contest took place in 1968 and winners received a mug for their efforts. Similar prizes will be awarded for the 2018 Beardcentennial Contest.


We are preparing to get Christmas presents for our children. You can donated money, gifts, or even get a certain kids wish list and shop for them. Please call Kristen Lindsey for questions (419)-627-5306.


Sandusky Library is now offering cardholders free access to online educational courses from owned by LinkedIn, has been the leading provider of online learning content for 20 years. The service has more than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level. also offers more than 50 different learning paths to help users stay ahead in their current job or change careers.“It’s free to patrons, so if you have an account with us all you need is your library card number and PIN,” said Molly Carver, Executive Director, Sandusky Library.  “Through the Library’s website ( you can access from any location, using any device, with an internet connection.” courses are available for dozens of popular software and developer tools, including:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.)
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, etc.)
  • Latest versions of popular operating systems such as Windows 10, iOS, Android, Linux
  • Coding and markup languages such as C, Java, Python, Ruby, MySQL, HTML, CSS, and PHP


In addition, offers courses on business topics and personal advancement, such as:

  • Job hunting and résumé or cover letter writing
  • Business skills, communication, marketing and leadership
  • Data analysis, cloud computing, and server management
  • Creative arts including 3D animation, video editing, photography and more

“ is a statewide initiative made available with cooperation of The Ohio Library Council, The Ohio Public Library Information Network, and the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development.  Providing is another way that we support the local community and small businesses in our area,” said Carver.  “Whether you want  to sharpen your skills for work or learn a new skill for personal can provide the instruction you need, and, it’s free with your library card.” September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. Stop in Sandusky Library for a library card start learning with


Music from 6:30 PM until sunset with lots of different musical groups performing ABSOLUTELY FREE for your browsing and listening pleasure among the shops, boutique’s and restaurants of quaint and historic downtown Vermilion, Ohio.  The festivities will again be centered at the intersection of state routes 6 and 60 downtown and extend in all directions. There’s lots of flowers and artwork to browse, a huge variety of music and fun, culminating in a great sunset over Lake Erie.  This is most certainly a family event with a little something for everyone.  There’s even a face painter for the kids on Main between Liberty and the tracks.

If you have trouble finding on-street parking, there is again, just west of town behind the police station, a large free lot within easy walking distance of the festivities. Season thirteen comes to an end with a potentially huge number of groups performing.  September will feature Motown favorites “Smooth Groove’s” return to Exchange Park, while the ever popular “Crosby, Stills and Nash” sounds of “Wyngit” gets another turn on the deck at Main Street Beach following last month’s perceived weather problems.  We also have a Harp, a Ukulele, Bagpipes, Karaoke, Barbershop, Country, Polka and even some unplugged acoustic improvisation.  Most of your other musical favorites will also be returning, with Mike Moore performing his popular “Phantom” piece at Brummer’s on Main at 7:45pm. (Pushed up 15 minutes for Fall daylight). So grab an ice cream cone and roam the streets until you find someplace to sit and listen.  Lawn chairs are recommended but not necessary and everything is within a reasonable wheelchair stroll. Bring your bike, your honey, and the kids and enjoy an old-fashioned good time away from the TV and Xbox for one night each month.  This will be it until the 2019 version revs up on May 16th of next year.  The music is varied and the fun is contagious.  Come on down and say “Hi” to your neighbors!  They’re planning on being there.


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