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United Fund Dine Out for the FUNd of it!  Every Wednesday At Area Restaurants
Help the United Fund and support our community restaurants at the same time!
A portion of the days sales will go toward the 2021 Community Campaign to help with local programs.

  • October 28th- Press Box in Norwalk
  • November 4th- Bluto’s Hometown Tavern in Norwalk
  • November 11th- East of Chicago in Norwalk
  • November 18th- Main Street Cafe in Norwalk
  • November 25th- Pizza Post in Norwalk
  • December 2nd- Press Box in Norwalk
  • December 9th- Freight House in Norwalk
  • December 16th- Bluto’s Hometown Tavern in Norwalk
  • December 23rd- Norwalk Eagles  Lunch 11am-2pm &  Dinner 5pm-8pm

For more information call the United Fund at 419-668-0269 or email the office at Office@NorwalkAreaUnitedFund.org

 

Norwalk Arts Center’s “Something to Chair-ish Campaign”

Own a piece of Norwalk History with completely refinished original Norwalk Theater seats.
Buy 1 or 10!!!  A limited quantity are available.  All money raised will go directly to restoration
of the Historic Norwalk Theater.
To purchase your piece of history go to http://www.NorwalkArtsCenter.org
You can also call 567-220-0011.

 

The Ohio Department of Health wants to urge the community to familiarize yourself
with the
symptoms of a Cold, Flu, and COVID-19
If you’re feeling sick, call your doctor first before going in.
Learn the different symptoms at http://www.Coronavirus.Ohio.gov

 

Ohio Dept. of Job & Family Services (ODJFS), which is responsible for unemployment
compensation benefits
, has been struggling to deal with the volume of Ohioans trying to
apply for unemployment comp benefits.

If you need to file an unemployment claim, go to http://www.unemployment.ohio.gov.
A step-by-step guide to file your unemployment claim is available in the upper right-hand
corner of the page.  Your benefits are retroactive to when you became eligible.  If possible,
file claims during non-core business hours.

 

Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio needs your help now more than ever.
With the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be an increasing need to provide food for those in our
community.  You can help by donating or volunteering.  Your donations will help get food into
the hands of those who need it.  And volunteers are needed to sort and re-pack food, help
on-site distribution, work in the office, and more.
Please go to https://www.secondharvestfoodbank.org/  to donate online and learn more
information.

Find programs that help families at risk for hunger in every community.
Search the Second Harvest Partner Charity Directory.
www.secondharvestfoodbank.org/find-help/partner-directory
This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

 

Family Life Counseling and Psychiatric Services now offering Telemental Health and
Telerecovery Services. Call: (567) 560-3584   

The agency  is now offering Telemental Health and Telerecovery Services Option to the
community. Telemental Health and Telerecovery Services are the use of technology in order
to provide real-time counseling and support services from a distance.  Getting the support
you and your family need while sheltering at home just got easier.
Help is just a call away – (567) 560-3584

 

The Huron County Support Line is a free, non-judgmental, non-emergency support line
available to every person in the county. Individuals can call to get support and learn about
available mental health and recovery resources.  The Support Line is staffed by behavioral
health professionals who are trained to help.
Call (567) 743-7155

The Support Line is staffed 7 days a week from 8:00am – 10:00pm daily.
This is not a crisis hotline.  If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, call 800-826-1306.

 

Mental Health & Recovery Board of Erie & Ottawa County
Need someone to talk to? Is the stress of the disrupted routines, social distancing, and
overall uncertainty of the future weighing on you?
Call the COVID CareLine at 1-800-720-9616. 
It’a a new toll-free number staffed by
professionals who offer confidential emotional support.

Family Health Services
Seniors, feeling sick or concerned about your health?  Sandusky’s Family Health Services
is here for your primary care or behavioral health needs and is also committed to continuing
care for Veterans during this time of need.
See a clinician through your phone or computer by calling 419-502-2800 for an appointment
OR see a provider in person OR if a Clinician determines you have symptoms, be treated in
your vehicle.
Family Health Services has two locations:
1912 Hayes Avenue  Open M W F 8-5 p.m. and T TH open 8-7 p.m. Call 419-502-2800 and
620 East Water Street, in walking distance of downtown housing.
Open M W F 8-5 p.m. and T TH 8-6 p.m.  Call 419-502-2839 for assistance.

Veteran Services is located inside Firelands South Campus Building, 1912 Hayes Avenue,
if you need an in-person visit for primary care or behavioral health.
Hours of Operation:  M W F 8-5 p.m.      T & TH 8-7 p.m.
Appointments are available in person, through a telehealth visit or if a Clinician determines
someone has the symptoms of COVID-19, Drive Up service is available with someone remaining
in their car.  Call our designated Veteran Hotline for more information: 419-219-4735

The Port Clinton Chamber is committed to their mission of improving the economic and business
climate of the greater Port Clinton Area. During this crisis, they have added a COVID-19 News blog
to the website, www.portclintonchamber.com. This page is updated daily with important information
regarding help for your business as well other important information such as ways to support local
safely. You can also follow on Facebook @PCChamber for info on local events and more. As always,
your Port Clinton Chamber is here for YOU!

Huron County Veterans Service Commission Temporary Changes
The Offices will be open from 8:30am – 4:00pm Monday through Friday, except holidays, to answer
phone calls for information 419-668-4150.   Most information can be found online.   http://www.HuronCountyVets.com

Meeting of the Huron County Veteran Service Commission will be held by teleconference on the
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2pm.
Please call the Huron Veteran Service Office with any questions.

The Vermilion Chamber has created a new page on our website dedicated to COVID19 news,
merchant info, restaurant info, churches, food pantry, senior citizens services, Vermilion School kids
on lunch program etc.
https://vermilionohio.com/covid-19-latest-news/
After you click on the link…click on the picture Vermilion, OH COVID-19 Community Guide Resource
Guide and that will get you to all the information.

 

Victory Kitchen “We Walk In Faith, Not Fear”
At this crucial time of the COVID 19 Panademic, Victory Kitchen is still standing strong to be the
helping hands to those in need in the community.
They are providing Hot Meals for Breakfast and Lunch, prepared fresh daily for patrons to take
home. Along with the hot food, they are providing  food bags (1 per Adult & 1 per Child).
If you would like to make a donation, monetarily or product please call 419-627-8732 and speak
with a staff member.
Thank you for your continued support and God Bless!

 

An Unnatural History Game at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
August 1st – October 31st

The exhibit examines Native American legends and stories of Grassman (the Ohio version of Bigfoot),
the Dogman of Defiance, and other creatures.  It features the artwork of Dan Chudzinski, curator of the
Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay and artist who has consulted on movies and other projects.
While the museum remains closed, those at home can participate in the exhibit by drawing their own
mythical creature through a game available on the museum’s website .
For more information you can call 419-332-2081.

The Mercy Flu clinic is now open to serve patients experiencing any flu-like symptoms
Hours there are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 8pm, Saturday – Sunday, 11:00 am to 5 pm.
Before heading to the Flu Clinic to be triaged, please call the Mercy Health Hotline phone number at
888-700-9011.
Symptoms Treated:
*Fever       *Muscle/Body Aches     *Headaches     *Fatigue/Tiredness
*Sometimes Vomiting & Diarrhea
If you have flu like symptoms or think you have the flu PLEASE DO NOT go to any
Mercy Health Physician Practice.
Virtual visits are also available with a primary care physician.
Please call 440-988-3705 to schedule your visit.

 

The Ohio Department of Health has opened a call center to answer questions about Coronavirus.
The center is staffed by licensed nurses and infectious disease experts.
The call center is open 7 days a week from 9am-8pm at 1-833- 4-ASK-ODH
That number again is 1-833-4-ASK-ODH

 

SUPPORT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES & NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

The Ohio Development Services Agency is preparing to submit an application in the coming week to
qualify Ohio for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program.
This program provides low-interest loans up to $2 million in order to help businesses overcome the
temporary loss of revenue during the state of emergency.
Non profit organizations in Ohio will also be eligible for low-interest loans through the SBA’s
Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.
In order to complete the state’s application, businesses impacted by the current public health crisis
should immediately send their contact information to BusinessHelp@Development.Ohio.gov.
Additional information on the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program is available at https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance

 

Firelands Regional Medical Center has implemented visitor restrictions.
If you have a cough, chills, fever, headache, muscle aches, sore throat, or believe you have the flu
and do not need emergency care, do not come in. Visitation is restricted to healthy immediate
family or immediate support person 18 and over.

 

To protect patients and staff, Fisher Titus Medical Center has implemented visitor restrictions
For more information visit FisherTitus.org   

 

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio
Because of Girl Scouts… you’ll see your girl’s confidence and self-esteem boost as she makes a
difference not only in her community, but the world! With Girl Scouts, girls receive lifelong lessons,
friendships, and amazing opportunities! Girl Scouts is the place for every girl, and we can’t wait to
welcome you and yours today. Troops are open and you’re invited to join us for FREE virtual events! Visit http://www.gsneo.org/join to join Girl Scouts or to register for an event.

 

Area Trick or Treating   

Date                    Time                 City

October 25th     3:00- 5pm           Castalia

October 27th     4:30 – 6:00pm     Tester Ford’s Trunk or Treat

October 31st      5:00 -7pm          Bellevue

October 31st      5:30 -6:30pm     Clyde

October 31st      6:00 -8pm          Elmore

October 31st      5:00 -7pm          Huron

October 31st      5:00 -6pm         Milan

October 31st      3 – 3:30pm        Norwalk Halloween Parade- Lineup 2:30

October 31st      4:00-6pm          Norwalk Trick or Treat

October 31st      6:00-7:30pm     Oak Harbor

October 31st      1:00-4pm          Port Clinton Down Town Trunk or Treat

October 31st      4:00-6pm          Port Clinton

October 31st      11a- 1pm         Downtown Sandusky Trick or Treat (Mask Required)

October 31st      5:00-7pm         City of Sandusky

October 31st      5:00-7pm         Vermilion

October 31st      6:00-8pm         Woodville

Dates and Times are subject to change due to weather or local Health Dept. rules!

 

 

 
Erie County Children Services Gathering of Christmas Gifts 2020
Would you like to help a child for Christmas?  Erie County Children Services is excepting presents. Trying to help as many children as possible have a nice Christmas.You can call to get the name, age and wish list of a child and shop yourself.
OR
If you don’t like to shop,  they have shoppers.   Your monetary gift is tax deductible.Call Kristen Lindsey if you want to adopt a child, just want to be a shopper or have questions at 419-627-5306 or you can email her at Kristen.M.Lindsey@jfs.ohio.gov  If you want to simply donate, make checks payable to: Erie County Children Services  and send to Erie County Children Services, Attn: AJ Lill 221 W. Parish St. Sandusky, OH 44870 

  Imagination Library  Huron County is launching the Huron County Imagination Library with the help of Dolly Parton and the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library.  Parents of children from birth through age 5 can register to receive a free book each month.Visit ohioimaginationlibrary.org to follow the easy instructions to enroll your child to receive a free book in the mail each month at no cost to you.Each book is tailored for the child’s age group.
Huron Public Library- Curbside Pick-up

Although the library will remain closed, it will be offering Curbside Pickup starting  Monday June 1st.

The outside drop boxes will also be opening for you to return items you’ve borrowed.

For more information go to the library’s website.
https://www.huronlibrary.org/about-hpl/curbside-pickup

 

2020 Izaak Walton League Turkey Shoot Every Sunday 8:00am
August 30th  through November 22nd
Gates Open at 8:00amCash and Meat Prizes              Stock Guns Only

              3116 West Peru Section Line Rd  Monroeville, OH
 
 

OCTOBER

 
Monster Maul at the Sandusky Mall!

All month – BE A PART OF THE COMMUNITY PUMPKIN PATCH AT SANDUSKY MALL.  ADD A PUMPKIN (hand made, store bought or live) FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN A ONE-HUNDRED-DOLLAR MALL GIFT CARD.  UNCARVED Live PUMPKINS MAY BE DROPPED OFF AT THE MALL OFFICE STARTING OCTOBER FIRST.  IF YOUR Live PUMPKIN IS CARVED, BRING IT in starting OCTOBER EIGHTEENTH.  All others can be dropped off anytime! THE WINNER OF THE GIFT CARD WILL BE DRAWN ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30th.

Oct. 19th – 24th Diversity is Boo-tiful! Activity Sheets that can be redeemed for Kids Goodie Bags and treats

Oct 26 – 31st – Caring & Sharing Canned Food Donation

24th Fisher Titus Hosts Community Health Screening 7:00 – 10:00am

Fisher-Titus Community Health Screening will be held at the Fisher-Titus Medical Center Patient Pavilion (Parking Lot C).

Health screening appointments can be made by calling 419-660-2646. Registration will be open until Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. You will be asked to choose from a variety of tests and provide the name of your physician when registering. Prices will vary depending on the tests you choose.

As life begins to return to normal amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Fisher-Titus continues to put the health and safety of patients first. COVID-19 precautions will be in place at the health screening. Participants will have their temperature checked upon arrival, be asked to wear a mask, and observe physical distancing practices. For more information on the Fisher-Titus response to COVID-19, visit fishertitus.org/coronavirus.

Due to COVID-19 we will not be holding our annual Women’s Health Fair as part of the event. However, attendees of the screening will receive a newsletter with information about women’s health.

For more information about this event, visit http://www.fishertitus.org/upcoming-events or follow Fisher-Titus on Facebook.

24th Christian Singles Fellowship’s Amish Trip 9:30am

If you would like to carpool meet at the Norwalk Alliance Church Route 250 South, Norwalk

Pack a lunch
After Shopping the group will go to supper at Mrs. Yoder’s Restaurant Mount Hope.

Bring the kids for a Fall good time.    For more information call Karson 419-433-0085

24th NAC Arts Explorers presents Masked Mayhem!

Young aspiring artists will explore the performing and visual arts as they work together to bring a hilarious and harrowing Halloween adventure to life on the stage.

Cost is $10.00 per student.

Face masks are required, social distancing will be in place and frequent sanitizing will be performed.

Please bring a brown bag lunch.

Session 2: October 24, 2020 10-2:00 pm (Grades 5-8)

https://forms.donorsnap.com/form…

Event will be held at NAC@22 (22 E Main St, Norwalk)

24th Firelands Symphony Orchestra- North Coast Winds Quintet w/FSO Around Town Tour 6:30pm

Free Concert at Sandy Ridge Vineyards & Mercantile
180 OH-61 Norwalk, OH 44857

North Coast Winds closes the Fall 2020 FSO Around Town Tour at Sandy Ridge Vineyard. The Quintet is comprised of several FSO musicians including Principal Kimberly Zaleski (flute); along with Arleigh Savage (bassoon), Mary Kausek (oboe) and joined by Ben Chen (clarinet) and Emily Shelley (horn). Their program of French wind music by Ibert, Dvorak, Bizet, Mozart, Milhaud, D’Rivera, Ewazen as well as some “Pink Panther.”

24th & 25th Burnham Orchard’s Happy Halloween Weekend 11am – 5pm

Launching Pumpkins from a Pneumatic Pumpkin Launcher, benefiting Disable American Veterans,

The Giving Tree w/Fox 8 & Rainbow Babies & Children Hospital .

Activities for Children, Hay Rides, Scarecrow Making, Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Pick Your Own Apples, Face painting, and More

For more information, hours and pricing go to https://www.burnhamorchards.com/at-the-orchard-2/events/

25th SAWU’s Barbeque Pork Chop/Chicken Quarter Carryout  11:30am -2:00pm

Cost    $11.00

Dinner includes: Pork-Chop and Chicken quarter from Bard’s Barbecue, Green beans, Au gratin Potatoes, bread and butter

Also selling Hog Raffle tickets along with other great basket raffles!

All proceeds to benefit the Seneca County Neighbors United, Inc.

Bellevue VFW Shelter house,  6104 HWY 20,  Bellevue OH

28th Huron Public Library:

  • Real Reads on Zoom. Join this monthly book group in a Zoom chat featuring non-fiction selections. Books are available at the Library and Zoom codes are posted on huronlibrary.org. This month’s book is Born to Be Posthumous by Mark Dery. 3 pm
  • STEAM Team on the Go Curbside Pickup, for Kindergarten – Grade 6. Pick up a different STEAM Team Kit each month for a fun, at-home experiment or challenge. This month’s kit is called The Art of Science. While supplies last. Registration required. 4 – 5 pm

(419) 433-5009

28th Fisher Titus to Host Drive-Through Hiring Event 12:30- 1:30pm & 4:30- 6pm

This event is to fill open state tested nursing assistant (STNA) and registered nurse (RN) positions in all shifts.

The event will take place in Parking Lot B (off Benedict Ave.) Attendees should remain in their vehicles and come prepared with resumes. Hiring managers from nutrition services and environmental services will be conducting on-site interviews and offering on-the-spot contingent offers

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, attendees will be asked to wear a mask during their interview. Fisher Titus offers a benefits program to all employees who work 24 hours or more per week. This includes medical and dental insurance including prescription coverage, wellness program, educational assistance, and more. Additionally, a $1,000 is currently being offered for these positions.

For more information on the open positions, visit  http://www.FisherTitus.org/Careers

29th Huron Public Library:

  • Real Reads on Zoom. Join this monthly book group in a Zoom chat featuring non-fiction selections. Books are available at the Library and Zoom codes are posted on huronlibrary.org. This month’s book is Born to Be Posthumous by Mark Dery. 3 pm
  • Online Storytime LIVE with Miss Melissa. Find the Library on Facebook @huronpl to watch Miss Melissa read a new story LIVE. 1 pm

(419) 433-5009

29th Sandusky Mall’s Trunk or Treat 5- 6:30pm

Drive Thru Trunk or Treat in the Back Lot of the Mall

Please have your child dress in their Halloween Costume!

30th Christian Singles Fellowship’s October Outing, Camp Fire & Potluck 6:30pm

Meet at Karson’s Home.   Hot Dogs will be provided. Please bring a covered dish/dessert & pop to be shared with the group.

Bring the kids for some Fall fun!    For more information call Karson at 419-433-0085

31st Down Town Sandusky Trick or Treat 11am – 1pm

Pre- K thru 6th Grade          Masks are Required for participants & businesses

Shops participating will have a orange/green flyer displayed on a window or door

Thriller Dance Performance led by OHgo at 11am down Columbus Ave

Participants are encouraged to travel the same direction.  North on East side of street and South on the West side of the street.

Please make sure children are dressed in costume & with a responsible adult for their safety.

City wide Trick or Treat 5-7pm

31st City of Norwalk Halloween Parade & Main Street Merchant Trick or Treat

If you want to be a part of the parade, line up at Main Street School at 2:30pm for costume judging.   The parade will begin at 3pm.   The parade will go down Main Street to Suhr park where awards will follow.

Immediately after the parade stroll back down Main St for the Merchants Trick or Treat from 3-3:30pm

City Wide Trick or Treat will be 4-6pm .
If you are passing out candy please have your porch light on.

 
 

NOVEMBER

Huron Public Library:

LIMITED OPENING: The Huron Public Library has reopened to the public in a limited capacity. Due to safety restrictions, the Library is only able to have 20 patrons in the building at a time per hour and we suggest making a reservation for a time slot. For more details and to find other updates to current services and safety regulations, please visit huronlibrary.org.

Teen Monthly TikTok Challenge, for teens in Grades 7 – 12. Teens can submit their own TikTok based on monthly themes. Winners are chosen at the end of each month and may be featured on the Library’s social media pages. Visit huronlibrary.org for contest rules.

44839: Poetry Contest. Poets living or working in the 44839 zip code can submit poems to this annual poetry contest for cash prizes. Submissions for our fourth annual poetry contest will be accepted from October 1 to November 30, 2020. Visit huronlibrary.org for details.

5th Huron Public Library:

LEGO Builders Club Online, for Kindergarten – Grade 6. Children can make a LEGO creation at home and share it with the Library to be featured on our website. Visit huronlibrary.org for details.

1 pm. Online Storytime LIVE with Miss Melissa. Find the Library on Facebook @huronpl to watch Miss Melissa read a new story LIVE.

(419) 433-5009

14th Huron County Humane Society’s 13th Annual Vine and Dine Fundraiser 6:30-9pm

This year with live auction streaming and telethon.

The HCHS has partnered with OneCause.com to develop a secure online auction for the silent and live auction, including the 50/50 raffle and final prize drawing for a case of wine.

Pre-purchased dinners and drinks are available for local drive-thru pick up before the auction begins.

Invite your friends for a “watch party” that evening! You can also participate in the coinciding TELETHON to make your pledge by calling 419-663-7158 the night of the event, . Your support is appreciated during this challenging year, so please PRE-REGISTER NOW: https://bidpal.net/vd2020

You can also check out the HCHS Vine and Dine Facebook Event Page

21st Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Suzee Corbin 2-8pm

Benefit to be held at the American Legion on Rt. 4 (Hayes Ave.) in Sandusky

$10 donation at the door includes Spaghetti, Salad, Bread & Dessert

DJ      Cash Bar       Raffles        50/50      Silent Auctions       Meat Boards

All donations are also appreciated!

Proceeds will go to Suzee Corbin for medical bills for herself and cost with the unexpected passing of her husband John due to a motorcycle accident in September.

 

DECEMBER

 
5th  New London Community Club Presents Hometown Holidays 7am – 2pm

A holiday celebration filled with LIVE Christmas music, fun characters, activities for the kids, shopping, crafts and more.

There will be no charge for kids’ activities this year but donations are greatly appreciated.  There will be activities at the Hileman Building, activities & vendors the Ambulance Building, and area of outdoor activities from the stop light to Park Ave.

Santa will be meeting the kids downtown. There will be gingerbread and cookie decorating, and the Frozen Princesses and the Grinch will be making appearance and possibly other characters.

Due to the virus social distancing is required!

To help fund this year’s event  the club is doing a Wrapping Paper Fundraiser. Not interested in wrapping paper, there are many more items to choose from. Ordering is super easy… click on the website link,  enter ID Code 19051,  shop,  and check out.  Your order will be shipped right to your door.

For more information go to http://www.NLCommunityClub.com