Adopt a Soldier

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Welcome to Adopt A US Soldier
Adopt A US Soldier is a non-profit organization that seeks volunteers to help show the brave men and women fighting for our freedom that their sacrifices will not go unnoticed. It connects supportive civilians with deployed troops and offers a channel by which to communicate encouragement and express gratitude to those brave men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Staffed fully by volunteers, AAUSS has helped thousands of soldiers find friendship, support, and a much loved and needed touch of home.
Adopt A US Soldier is active in over 170+ countries/ territories/ independent states with over 1,000,000 active volunteers supporting our troops by adopting a soldier. It is very easy to do and more rewarding than you can imagine, and you will show a soldier that you support them and cherish your freedom. We ask that you send your soldier a weekly letter or postcard for long term adoption because a letter is like a hug from home!!

Your support makes a difference!

Please see the website here

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I love this program and I am so glad that I did it!

Just a update it currently says all are adopted but you can sign up to be notified when a new solider to adopt is available

Craft Beer & Critters 1/20 Port Clinton

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Rosie’s Bar & Grill 117 Madison St. Port Clinton, is hosting a “Craft Beer and Critters” fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society of Ottawa County Saturday, Jan 20 from 6-8:30 pm.

Craft beer tasting from the Thirsty Dog Brewing Company will be featured, along with various food pairings. Representatives from the brewery will be on hand at the event.

Tickets, which are limited, are $25 per person & may be purchased at Rosie’s at 1812 Food & Spirits 2590 Sand Road Port Clinton and the Humane Society of Ottawa County 2424 E. Sand Rd. Port Clinton

Health Dept. Clinics 1/18 & 1/19 Port Clinton

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The Ottawa County Health Dept. has released the clinic schedule for January. All clinics are held at 1856 E. Perry Street Port Clinton, Ohio

January 18: Well Child, Family Planning & STD (sexually transmitted disease) Clinic 8-11 am

Jan 19: Tuberculosis Clinic (no appointment necessary) 3-4 pm

For home health call 419-734-6800

Journey Through Time HeART Gallery & Studios Jan 17-27 Toledo, Ohio

Journey Through Time is more than a handbag exhibit. Displayed in chronological order, the exhibit is a journey through time, tracing the changing roles of women during a one hundred year period from 1880s to 1980s. Coinciding events include High Tea and a Trunk Show of local artists selling beautifully hand-crafted purses. The Ladies Parlor will offer high tea: Thurs Jan 18 – 12PM or 1:15PM (Reservations are closed) Fri Jan 19 – 7PM (*Still a few seats available) Sat Jan 20 – 12:00PM or 1:15PM (Reservations are closed) *Gluten free and vegan options available! Admission is by a $15 donation. Reservations are required for High Tea. RSVP by emailing or through the website *Free parking is available in the Kwik Park lot beside the church. Enter through the side door accesible from the parking lot. Wheelchair ramp is through the first door on the right and leads directly to the elevator. Take the elevator up 1 floor turn left and enter the Gallery.

Check out the handbag exhibit at HeART Gallery at St.Paul’s Lutheran Church (N. Erie, Toledo) which showcases the evolution of women’s handbags from the 1880’s-1980’s. The exhibit and accompanying pictures illustrate the changing roles of women from Edwardian matron to 1980’s Superwoman. Free parking.

Reservations are required for this Journey Through Time Hi-Tea event by emailing or through the website The Ladies Parlor will be open for tea with reserved seating at noon and 1:30pm on Thursday, Jan. 18 and Saturday, Jan 20 or at 7:00pm on Friday, Jan. 19. Admission is by donation. HeART Gallery is located in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 428 N. Erie Street, downtown Toledo with free parking adjacent to the church. The building is handicap accessible.  (Suggested donation for Hi-Tea is $15-20 per person.)

Libbey Factory Outlet Toledo, Ohio

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Located at 205 South Erie Street Toledo, Ohio 43604

You can also find coupons for 15% off a $30 or more purchase in the Buzz Book

I love this place…may be because my dad worked at Libbey Glass for many years!

Libbey Glass Factory Outlet Stores offer the largest selection of glassware, dinnerware & home décor products. Choose from: stemware, tumblers, cocktails, mugs, plates, bowls, vases, candle accessories & so much more.

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Sounding Off on the Lindsay Webb Conflict

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I felt the need to put this on my blog because of all the inaccurate reporting of the situation with Lindsay Webb having to step down from Treasurer of Lucas County. I am not a news reporter but as someone who is considered media I want to put the record straight in my opinion.

The Facts- Lindsay Webb was nominated for the spot, she accepted, it was later brought to her attention that a error was on her credit from a student loan making her credit unable to attain a bond, she resigned. She is someone that I would want in the spot (even though I am in Wood County and cannot vote for her), love her honesty may be looked at as a weakness but I respect her for putting it out there, oh and she is a Christian. {Jesus said, “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30a)}

The Lies-She knew about this prior to taking office, it’s a scandal, and so many other hateful things being said about her, her family and party she is connected to.

I took to Twitter after seeing a local new station/paper go live and say so many things that did not need to be said. My screen shots of how the conversation went are below. They would not respond to me, but others did. I think an error on her credit report should grant her the time to get it fixed. To the finger pointers I say this nobody is perfect if you dig you will always find dirt. We should be lifting one another up not tearing each other down.

Yes I also posted some of this on my personal face book and it has been a ongoing debate. I guess all I wanted to say is why is she (or those in political office) being held to higher/possible unrealistic standards? We live check to check. My credit is like 749 last I checked but it does have errors that I have not been able to fix that I did not know about. I feel many that hold office fall short including the current and past presidents in some way shape or form. 





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Going to end this by saying I love uplifting stories in our community and really hate to see the mud thrown at someone. I hope everyone can support one another. Never look down on someone unless you are lifting them up.

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Made My Own Head Board for $74.98

I like to think outside the box. So with being out of work and wanting to change from a plain solid oak bookcase head board (my husband always hated it) that took up about a foot I was able to actually mount this to the wall (my husband/son helped) 

While shopping at Kohl’s I spotted the 2 barn wood picture frames. They had all kinds of clips on them to hang photos. (they were a bit pricey $59.99 each but were on sale buy one get one 1/2 off. At the time of checkout I had a 30% off coupon, $26.72 in Kohl’s cash and a merchandise voucher for $4.86. My sales slip says it was $47.98. The burlap print in the middle was done on a machine for $15 and I purchased the frame for $12. So out of pocket I spent about $74.98. If you paid full price it would be $119.98 plus tax at Kohl’s, $15 for the burlap print, Plus however much for the frame in the middle approx $12=$146.98) I researched online and talked to many people to have a custom barn wood head board made the lowest was $150 and highest was about $3000 for head board, side rails, &  foot board. Umm no thank you.

First I took all the clips off both the frames. Next we took out the old head board. We measured both sides of the bed and hung each frame where we marked. I had a open space in the middle so I decided to switch the picture that I had above my dresser to the middle and the one above our bed above my dresser.

I know it is not perfect but we love it. What do you think? Also I just got the bedding for Christmas. I think it all flows so nice.

Women’s 4-Hour Self-Defense Handgun Class 1/13-Youngstown Ohio

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Date: Sat. Jan 13th 1 pm to 5 pm

The Training Range Inc.

4445 Mahoning Ave, Youngstown, Ohio 44515

A 4 hour ladies only course taught by our professional female defensive shooting instructor, Katie Freeborn. This course is for both the beginners, and the ladies who have some shooting experience but want to improve their skills with dedicated self-defense training. Minimum age is 21. Topics covered: proper techniques for handgun manipulation, loading, reloading, and quickly dealing with malfunctions; fundamentals of grip, stance, trigger squeeze and sight alignment; stress, fear and developing the “fight-back” mindset for women; accuracy and defensive shooting effectiveness. A true self-defense handgun safety and shooting course just for women. Cost is $70.00.

Our classes tend to fill up quickly as class size is limited to ten (10) students. To sign up, a deposit or class prepayment is required. Call us at 330-953-2030 or stop in. But preregistration is required. No walk in’s are accepted. Clicking that you are attending on Facebook DOES NOT register you with us.


Class is 4 hours and you need:
-150 rounds of ammo (we have special pricing for class registrants)

-Eye and ear protection (we have these for rent or sale)

-Suitable handgun for self-defense

-Outside the Waist Band (OWB) Holster is strongly preferred

-This is NOT a CCW course and you do not have to have a CCW license to attend. 

P.S. I know this posted late it was supposed to be on yesterday, not sure why it ended up on today