Election Night Pork & Kraut Dinner
First Presbyterian Church, 96 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, is hosting a pork and sauerkraut dinner from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 6. Dine in and carry out is available. Adult meals cost $8.50 and meals for children younger than 10 cost $4.50.
Stein Hospice cookbook for sale
For more than 30 years Stein Hospice has offered comfort to patients and families, so the agency knows how comforting and healing food can be. Its first "Stein (Hospice) Family Recipes" cookbook is now on sale.
The cookbook contains 300 recipes from the kitchens of the group's staff, volunteers and friends, plus guidelines for baking, substitutions, counting calories and more. Each of the seven sections, from appetizers to cookies and candy, includes a page of "helpful hints."
"Like most, the Stein family likes to gather around the table. There is a togetherness that comes from sharing stories over food and a comfort in knowing some of the recipes have been passed through generations," Stein Hospice Chief Executive Officer Jan Bucholz wrote in the introduction.
Edna Branham, who contributed five recipes, said she learned how to cook just by watching her mother and other in their Kentucky kitchens. Eventually she moved to Willard and started creating her own recipes. They were all hits with her husband, Carlos, who was a patient with Stein Hospice for more than a year. He died in 2010.
"He loved my cooking and he loved those Stein people," Edna said.
Stein (Hospice) Family Recipes cookbook is $10, with all proceeds benefiting Stein Hospice, a not-for-profit agency. The book is available at the following locations: Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Encore Resale Shop, 126 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, Mapleview Animal Hospital, 59 Benedict Ave., Norwalk, and online at www.steinhospice.org ($4 shipping).
ECI launches new website
ECI Inc. - Encouraging and Celebrating Independence - has launched a new website at www.ECIinc.net. The website combines information about the services ECI provides to people with developmental disabilities statewide and offers features such as an ECI YouTube page, a live Twitter feed and a newsfeed. The website features a new layout, expanded and new content, interactive social networking and user-friendly navigation.
"The new ECI website was created and designed with our website users and the individuals we serve in the forefront of our mission," said Kellie Sears, business development and marketing director. "Going into this project it was our goal to directly connect the website user with those we serve and I feel we have successfully accomplished that goal.
A new page, "Giving Back," showcases a "Get Involved with Us" section where ECI plans to highlight local charity fundraisers as well as community support organizations.
"For ECI, giving back is second nature and something very close to the heart," Sears said. "We want to engage others in our interest to help our local communities thrive and assist those in need."
International game day at the library
CLYDE - Clyde Public Library is to host its fifth annual International Games Day Saturday as part of the International Games Day celebration.
Games included are jigsaw puzzles, Jenga, Scrabble, a Pokemon tournament, an online Super Smash Bros Brawl tournament and other favorite board games.
Contestants for the brawl should sign up between 12:30-1 p.m. Ten matches are to be played with other libraries.
All games are open to all ages.
For more information, visit clydelibrary.org.
Minecrafters unite to meet monthly
CLYDE - Minecrafters are to come together to discuss, teach and play the game 6-7:15 p.m. Thursday at Clyde Public Library in the meeting room.
All ages are invited to participate.
Parent-teacher conferences near
Tiffin Middle School parent-teacher conferences are to be 4:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday.
Classes are to be in session Thursday, but are not to be in session Friday.
Earlier this month, students were sent home with a letter with instruction about requesting a conference.
For further questions, call (419) 447-3358.
Quiz bowl update
The Seneca, Wyandot, Put-in-Bay, Sandusky Area High School Quiz Bowl League has moved into the midpoint of its season.
Matches were played Oct. 15 and 16.
In the North Division, the Columbian High School team, after playing make-up, now stands at 5-0, taking the lead away from Clyde High School and Put-in-Bay High School. Put-in-Bay is slightly ahead winning over Clyde, but losing to Carey High School. Old Fort High School stands at 4-2.
In the South Division, Seneca East High School is 6-0, and Hopewell-Loudon High School is 5-0. Carey and St. Wendelin Catholic High School are tied at 4-2. Calvert Catholic High School is now 3-3 coming up with three wins. New Riegel High School has dropped from second place and now stands at 2-4.
The final matches are to be in November at Bridges Community Academy, Calvert and North Central Academy, and the tournament is to follow in December.
Advance Placement courses available at Columbian
Columbian High School has offered Advanced Placement courses for students wanting to get ahead on their college credit.
In 2012, Columbian offered four AP courses to be taken during the regular school day, AP Biology, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Calculus and AP Spanish. Now for the 2012-13 school year, four more classes have been added: AP English Literature and Composition, AP English Language and Composition, AP U.S. History and AP Psychology.
Fostoria board of education to meet
FOSTORIA -Fostoria City Schools Board of Education is to have a special meeting at 5:30p.m. Tuesday at Holmes Administration Office, 500 Parkway Drive.
The board is to go into executive session to discuss personnel with possible action taken.
Marching band concert Tuesday
FOSTORIA - Fostoria High School is to present the annual Redmen Pride Marching Band Half-time in Review concert 7 p.m. Tuesday in Wainwright Performing Arts Center.
The concert is to feature all of the pregame and halftime music from the 2012 season including "Soul Train," "Salute to America," "Olympic Tribute" and the "Senior Show."
Also featured are to be in-the-stands favorites, awards and a few surprises.
The concert is to be free with donations accepted at the door.
An evening of short one-acts planned
FOSTORIA - Students of St. Wendelin Catholic School Drama Club are to present a series of one-act plays at 8 p.m. Friday and again at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday in the South gym.
The plays titled "The Appreciation of Life" pertain to the journey of life from birth to adolescence, to death. Admission is $4, and St. Wendelin students and staff receive free admission.
Students to take tour
Students in Ron Bowerman's robotics class at St. Wendelin Catholic School are to take a tour Monday of Cascade in Findlay to observe the use of robots in manufacturing.
If interested in attending with the class, contact Ron Bowerman at (419) 435-8144.
Get a GED
FREMONT- Now is the time to enroll in ABLE classes at Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Career and Technology Center, 1306 Cedar St., Fremont. These classes are free and can help accomplish earning a GED diploma.
Classes are to be 9-11 a.m. or 5-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
For more information or to register for orientation, call (419) 334-6901, ext. 4701.
English as a second language classes
FREMONT-Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Career and Technology Center, 1306 Cedar St., Fremont is offering English as a Second Language classes.
These classes are free and are 5:30-7:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday.
To register for orientation, call (419) 334-6901, ext. 2701 or ext. 2703.
Campaign-related meet-and-greet with students
UPPER SANDUSKY -Upper Sandusky Middle School had a meet-and-great session with various lobbyists, pollsters, campaign organizers, election officials and college professors Friday.
This is the fourth time Upper Sandusky Middle School has hosted such an event.
The attendees held sessions with students to get them aware of the political process.
On the day of the election students are to participate in a mock election for the president of the United States and other races and issues.
"Each year we find that our students glean a little more knowledge of the political process," said Jim Wheeler, principal for Union Elementary and Upper Sandusky Middle School.
"We deeply appreciate their service not only to our state and country, but also their willingness to assist our children," he said.
SAAC to raise funds
Tiffin University Student Athlete Advisory Committee is to raise money for Make-A-Wish Foundation Nov. 3 with an annual chili cook-off at TU's home football game. The public can join in the chili taste-testing to help decide the winner. This is the second event for SAAC, after hosting the "Best Wings in Tiffin" Oct. 13 and raising about $200.
Tiffin University to host community trick or treating
Tiffin University's Office of Student Affairs is to host its annual community trick or treat 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in Legacy Courtyard.
Festivities are to include roasting marshmallows, coloring and games.
Residence life members are to pass out candy at several residence halls and campus houses. In case of rain, the event is to take place in Gillmor Student Center.
For more information, contact Laura Green, director of student engagement, at (419) 448-3424.
Tiffin native receives Ph.D.
Jacob Rump, son of Larry and Marsha Rump of Tiffin, successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation before the faculty in philosophy at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 17. The dissertation, titled "The Phenomenological Dimension of the Theory of Meaning: a Critical Inquiry through Husserl and Wittgenstein," was completed under the direction of David Carr, professor emeritus at Emory. Rump is to remain at Emory as a dean's teaching fellow for the rest of the 2012-13 academic year, after which he hopes to pursue a post-doctoral appointment or find employment as a professor of philosophy.
FINDLAY - Stephanie Hill of Fremont was awarded the Trustee's Scholarship from University of Findlay. Hill is the daughter of Cheryl and Kevin Hill and is a 2012 graduate of Old Fort High School. Hill is attending UF as an athletic training major.
University of Findlay homecoming court
FINDLAY -A 2009 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School was named to University of Findlay's 2012 homecoming court. Alexandria Bishop is a in senior studying applied mathematics and is the daughter of Michelle and Randy Bishop.
It's time for flu shots
FREMONT - Students in the nursing program at Terra State Community College assisted Sandusky County Health Department in a flu clinic at the college Oct. 23.
Twenty vaccines were given, and about 26 students participated.