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SANDUSKY - Dory Jones ate butter pecan ice cream. To her right, her husband Don enjoyed another popular flavor at Toft's Dairy: Moose tracks with additional chocolate. "Butter pecan is my favorite and we buy Toft's ice cream for home,' Dory Jones said. "We think their ice cream is great.' The Clyde couple were in Sandusky recently to celebrate Jones' birthday at Red Lobster, with a gift certificate from their daughter. They come to the Venice Road ice cream parlor each time they come to Sandusky.
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SANDUSKY NASA PlumBrook, which has the world's largest vacuum chamber and is a prime testing facility the nation's space program, will be open to the public Saturday and Sunday. The weekend will feature tours, activities for children, educational activities and special programs. Tours will begin at 11 a.m. and the last bus tour will begin at 5 p.m. The facility will close to the public at 7 p.m. The last time Plum Brook opened it's doors to the public was in 1999. This year the agency is celebrating 50 years since NASA began so many facilities are holding open houses. Visitors will get the chance to walk through the world's largest vacuum chamber and explore a rocket-testing facility as part of a guided bus tour focusing on the world-class technology used at Plum Brook.
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Firelands Positive People awarded $4,500 in scholarships to area high school students during the 12th annual High School Positive Living Awards breakfast held at the Nia Center at Kalahari. During its 12 years of existence, Firelands Positive People has granted more than $55,000 to deserving high school graduates who have gone on to further their educations and succeed in their careers. This spring, FPP received applications from area high school seniors who outlined the challenges they have faced and how they have successfully overcome those obstacles. Fifteen finalists will be honored at this year's celebration. Several local winners are: Kristen Lieber, of Norwalk High School, has been accepted at the Med-Central College of Nursing in Mansfield. She plans to receive her bachelor's degree in four years. Her career goal is to work as a registered nurse in a local hospital, possibly in pediatrics. Kristin is the daughter of Dan and Kim Lieber.
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WILLARD POLICE The Willard Police Department blotter covering May 12 through 18 had the following highlights:
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Been there. Done that. I will tell you right here and now covering a high school graduation is a heck of a lot easier than being a parent at one. It didn't take long to figure that out again Sunday afternoon.
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Toast all of the area high school graduates. Congratulations on a job well done and good luck with your future endeavors. Roast Gov. Ted Strickland's plan to divert $20 million a year from Ohio Turnpike revenues to pay for a planned $1.6 billion economic stimulus plan. The turnpike was built to be self-sufficient from its tolls and diverting any revenues away from the turnpike will only lead to sub-standard maintenance or higher tolls in the years to come.
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TIFFIN Living historians and Native American dancers are invited to participate in the second annual Eastern Woodland Native American Gathering and Pre-1840 Encampment at Steyer Nature Preserve near Tiffin. The event is set for this weekend as a fundraiser for the Seneca County Park District. The weekend combines Native American drumming and dancing with a pre-1840 rendezvous. "Last year we had a good turnout and we're expecting an even better one this year because word has spread that it was a good event," said event coordinator Jeff "Eagle Heart" Meggitt. The public is encouraged to visit the cultural, educational and social gathering from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Take along chairs or blankets to watch the dancing. A $3 per person donation is requested.
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MAY 29, 1981 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 27 years ago: Scott Ford named 'Teacher of the Year' The Norwalk Teachers Association has named Scott Ford, a reading teacher at Bronson School, the 1981 Teacher of the Year.
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MENTOR Former President Garfield's home in Mentor will be the site of a Flag Day celebration from 1 to 3 p.m. June 14. Family-friendly opportunities will include a children's flag-discovery hunt, a flag craft and an informative program presented by a Park Ranger titled "The Star Spangled Banner and the War of 1812." American Legion Post 336 from Painesville will conduct a flag disposal ceremony and demonstrate the proper methods of flag etiquette. Bring any worn flags to be a part of the flag disposal ceremony. If you are unable to attend, you may drop off flags at the historic site for disposal, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the week of June 9.
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news@norwalkreflector.com MONROEVILLE The Huron County Non-Food Bank is offering help that's almost impossible to find elsewhere. The Monroeville Congregational Community United Church of Christ has hosted the Non-Food Bank for more than a year now, providing residents of Huron County in need with essential items like toilet paper, soap, paper towels and toothpaste. Area food banks don't usually offer household toiletries. Rev. Wayne Chasney, UCC pastor, started the Non-Food Bank in February of 2007 when it struck him that no other organization was meeting this community need. "I realized and it should have been a 'duh' this stuff isn't covered under food stamps, and it's rarely found at food banks, but they are still household necessities," he said. Now he and other volunteers are serving 80 to 100 households per month.
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CLEVELAND "The Right Stuff" really is at long last returning to your block. The New Kids on the Block have scheduled an Oct. 3 concert at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. New Kids On The Block five now fully-grown men who forever defined what the modern boy band would look and sound like are back together for the very first time in nearly a decade and a half, and currently hard at work on their first new album since 1994. That still untitled album should be released sometime this summer, preceded by the New Kid's first new single since the Nineties, and followed in the fall by an international concert tour. On a March afternoon, Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood are gathered together, hanging tough all over again in a small Los Angeles studio looking a little older, but still youthful, fit and anxious to not simply celebrate their musical legacy, but also add something new and personally meaningful to it.
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The Salvation Army will be serving up free meals from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. this week. Thanks to Fisher Titus and Well-care there will be blood pressures and consultations available as well as other health-wise tips. In June and July there will be a soup kitchen from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday: Cheeseburgers, baked beans.
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Norwalk Memorial Home The weather may have been gloomy, the day a little cool but the residents smiling faces brought out the sun as they traveled to Stoutenburg Park to share lunch with their friends at Gaymont Nursing Center. Everyone shared a delicious picnic lunch followed by a slice of homemade cream pie, courtesy of Gaymont dietary staff. A long leisurely drive completed the outing. May birthdays were celebrated with a sing-a-long and Name That Tune as Iverna Falecker played the piano. Honored guests included Will K., Verlie O., and Pearl A. Each was given a beautiful flower arrangement, courtesy of FTMC Auxiliary. Lori Berdine, local entertainer joined residents to provide a musical interlude. This wonderful performer joined residents in fresh strawberries topped with whipped cream.
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PLYMOUTH - About 20 people, including children, were displaced after a fire Sunday night that destroyed one of the four units at the Plymouth Villa apartment complex, 135 Park Ave. "Fighting the fire was roughly 90 minutes, maybe more," Plymouth Volunteer Fire Chief Tim Redden said.
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A LifeFlight helicopter transported a Sandusky motorcyclist to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center with serious injuries after a Ridgefield Township crash Saturday. About 6 p.m., David A. Dillery, 22, started to pass a vehicle heading west on Ohio 113, said Sgt. Anthony DeChoudens of the state Highway Patrol's Norwalk post.
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CLEVELAND, OH – "The Right Stuff' really is - at long last - returning to your block. Thankfully, this time, it's all happening in the right way too.
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A rainforest theme awaited people who entered Monroeville Elementary School this week. It was Right to Read Week, and the hallways were decorated with trees, animals and fun facts about the rainforest. The theme was "Going ape for reading." There were many activities throughout the week centered around reading, including daily 15 minute silent reading and older students reading to younger students. The students also wrote books that were on display.
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cashby@norwalkreflector.com SANDUSKY Dory Jones ate butter pecan ice cream. To her right, her husband Don enjoyed another popular flavor at Toft's Dairy: Moose tracks with additional chocolate. "Butter pecan is my favorite and we buy Toft's ice cream for home," Dory Jones said. "We think their ice cream is great." The Clyde couple were in Sandusky recently to celebrate Jones' birthday at Red Lobster, with a gift certificate from their daughter. They come to the Venice Road ice cream parlor each time they come to Sandusky.
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The annual Memorial Day planting on Main Street will honor members of the community currently serving in the Armed Forces as well as community members who have recently died. A community prayer service will be held at Bresson Park at 9 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Adrian Doll of the First Presbyterian Church will lead the gathering in prayer. Following the service, families will plant flowers along Main Street uptown.