6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
July 21 is The Big Day for Harry Potter fans. That's when readers can finally get their hands on "Harry Potter and the Deathly Gallows." For 16-year-old Shaynna Coe, Harry Potter has become an obsession. When she discovered the release date on the Web sitewww.mugglenet.com, she drove to Sandusky to reserve her copy.
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Once British author J.K. Rowling puts her spell on you, it's hard to resist the adventures of Hogwarts student Harry Potter, his classmates, teachers and enemies. Just ask North Fairfield resident Chantal DeYoe and English teacher Kellie Pancost, of Wakeman. DeYoe first ignored the Potter books, as she admittedly does to "most things that are wildly popular, actually." Her curiosity was peaked when she saw a TV character who was a closet Potter fan.
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
JULY 12, 1913 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 94 years ago:
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
You have an opportunity to meet Harry Potter and his friends before today's 7 p.m. showing of "Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix" at the Norwalk Theatre. Before settling down to see the show, meet Harry (played by recent Perkins High School graduate Rilley Polley); Ron (Alex Grant, a Perkins High School sophomore); Hermoine (Amber Grant, Alex' sister and a recent Perkins graduate); Professor McGonigal (Kelley Polley, a Perkins senior and Rilley's sister) and Professor Trelawney (Morgan Noon, a Perkins High School senior).
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - The fourth annual Toast of Ohio will take place in Sandusky on Saturday, Aug. 18 with help from the Ohio Grape Industries Committee. This year's event moves to a larger venue, the Sandusky Bay Pavilio at 605 E. Water St., located near Meigs Street, to allow for a more open and comfortable festival atmosphere. In addition, fabulous musical entertainment and family fun activities at local museums will be featured for the Toast of Ohio wine heritage festival, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
HURON - Good news for those who can never seem to get enough of something: The term "supersizing" does not have to carry a negative connotation. In fact, the act of supersizing can result in constricting waistlines, as in the case of "Nunsense: The Mega Musical." The frothy, frolicky musical, appropriately directed with comic abandon by Christine Conley, opened Tuesday at the Huron Playhouse. The show is one in the immensely popular "Nunsense" series written by Dan Goggin.
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
TOLEDO - National recording artists The Gin Blossoms are ready to rock the stage July 20 at the final Rally by the River. The Sanderlings and One Lone Car will open for The Gin Blossoms. Rally by the River takes place in Promenade Park and runs from 6 to 10 p.m.
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
BELLEVUE - Bellevue Society for the Arts Teen Theater will present "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" Thursday through Sunday. The show, a musical version of the Biblical story of Joseph and his brothers, was written in 1968 by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, of "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Evita," "Cats" and 'Phantom of the Opera" fame.
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Many responsible parents are working hard these days to persuade their young daughters that the "party girl" image of Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and other D-list celebrities is not a responsible or appropriate form of behavior. Communicating to girls that they have more to offer society than just their bodies is no easy task when the media are so often publicizing and seemingly celebrating the exact opposite. While such behavior is not surprising out of the Hollywood culture, we should expect more on the local level.
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Every once in a while, I get an e-mail from "Quote of the Day." If you sign up, they will automatically send you a deep thought each and every day. Today's epiphany, cleverly written by "Anonymous," says, "If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure." Amen, brother. I'm embroidering that on a pillow even as we speak.
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
There I was in the fitting room of a department store in Omaha, Neb. My father-in-law had given me some money as an early birthday present, and wanted me to buy myself something nice to wear. I am not much of a shopper, but I could not turn down his offer without seeming rude. And so he dropped me off at the store, and was going to pick me up in an hour or so. It is quite an ordeal to buy clothes for oneself. One must face oneself in the mirror not the imagined self of 20 years ago, but the real self, wider and heavier. Clothes that look lovely on the racks simply don't fit. I selected one group of clothes, brought it into the fitting room, and tried them on. It was a "trying" experience as my imagination (what I thought the clothes would look like) met reality (what I looked like when I actually tried them on). After a while, I thought I'd better check how much time was left before my father-in-law came to pick me up. Relief: it was still 2 o'clock, and not as much time had elapsed as I had thought.
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Dear Jane, I have a fair complexion but love the outdoors. Any tips for avoiding too much sun this summer?
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
It's not nice to gossip about neighbors, but our next door neighbor is 150 years old. The Firelands Historical Society is made up of two buildings the Preston-Wickham House (the museum) at 4 Case St. and the Laning-Young Research Center across Monroe Street. When the Firelands Memorial Building opened in 1905, it housed the museum and lecture hall on the bottom floor and the library primarily on the main floor.
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Michael and Sharen Gravelle, convicted of keeping their 11 adopted children in cages, are taking their case to the street. The Clarksfield Township couple held a press conference Wednesday afternoon with their attorney, Ken Myers, to announce a benefit auction for their defense fund at 5:30 p.m. July 20. The event will be at Kraus Auction Haus, 1521 Cleveland Road, Sandusky.
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
My files on going "Green" (excuse the pun) are growing and growing. In some places like California, when you are interviewed for a job, they actually ask if you recycle at home, would be willing to use public transportation or join a car pool. But I am not sure that being a lacto vegetarian really makes a person more likely to be good to the environment.
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
We are smarter than the national pundits think. Fully 74 percent of the voters atwww.norwalkreflector.com knew perfectly well who Scooter Libby is, thank you very much. A minority of respondents, 21 percent, said Libby was the main character in a Nickelodeon cartoon. Only 3 percent thought he was a political columnist. That he was a point guard for the Washington Wizards or that he was a famous jazz musician each got only 1 percent of the vote.
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Joann C. Piascik, 71, of Lexington, was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way Sunday in the collision with the vehicle driven by Mark L. Resor, 30, of 16 Cortland St., at the intersection of Ohio 13 and U.S. 250. Resor and his passenger, Tracey Remy, 21, of 16 Cortland St., took themselves to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with minor injuries.
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Are you making the Norwalk 90 a family activity? If not, it is a perfect time to show your children the importance of becoming and staying active. Did you know that by the time they reach high school, 63 percent of children are no longer physically active? According to the American Council on Exercise, TV, video games and personal computers take up time that could be spent exercising. It is this lack of activity compounded by too much munching of high-calorie foods that add unwanted and unneeded pounds.
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Advanced cardiac life support Fisher-Titus Medical Center is offering an Advanced Cardiac Life Support renewal course for healthcare professionals from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 19 at the hospital. Participants must have a current CPR card. To register or for more information, call (419) 663-1975, Ext. 6560.
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
During the 31st annual FTMC Volunteer Recognition Luncheon banquet at the Shady Lane Caf, Thomas C. Bleile, chairman of FTMC's Board of Directors, commended volunteers for making a difference. "Volunteers touch lives in nearly every department of the Medical Center. Your comfort, dedication and willingness to give are so inspiring" Bleile said.
6:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - Alyssa Calmes, 10, of Milan, recently auditioned and was selected for the 2007-08 O'Connell Hot Shots Performing Dance Team of Toledo. O'Connell's Dance Studio former students include Katie Holmes, Allison Stoner, and family friend Jessica Elliott who now dances for the Los Angeles Lakers. Selected for the Junior Level Performing group, Alyssa will dance with a team of girls in the 10 to 13 age group for jazz, tap, ballet and hip-hop disciplines.