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Updated: January 26, 2023

Personal Care Items Collected At Area Drive

The Sylvania Franciscan Connections and Lourdes University kick off the annual Have a Heart Restock Drive to supply personal care items to area outreach pantries Bethany House, Helping Hands of St. Louis, Our Lady of Lourdes Outreach Soup Kitchen, Sylvania Area Family Services and US Together on Tuesday, February 14.

Individuals are encouraged to donate unused personal care items in donation boxes at all Sylvania schools, the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania Motherhouse campus, Lourdes University and the Franciscan Center.

The drive runs through Monday, February 20. Those wishing to make a monetary donation can also call (419) 824-3667.

Save Our Screen Strives To Save Drive-In

A group of locals with a love for the Sundance Drive-In has answered the community’s calls to save the property from development as well as preserve, restore and operate the space as a community drive-in and has plans to eventually open a national museum.

The nonprofit group, Save Our Screen Inc., is dedicated to preserving the historical significance of the drive-in and its impact upon the golden era of Americana.

Situated on SR 2, near popular nature and recreational favorites like Maumee Bay State Park and Cedar Point, Oregon’s drive-in has been a longtime destination for drive-in and cinema enthusiasts alike.

Save Our Screen plans to operate the site as a traditional community drive-in, as well as restore the concession stand and the surrounding property and eventually launch a national museum dedicated to the nostalgia that originated during our country’s golden age.

Save Our Screen is seeking community support through contributions donated online at as well as in person through community events such as the Hotrods on the Bay Cruise-In held every Thursday at Dunn Chevy Buick on Dustin Road in Oregon. Local businesses, groups and organizations are welcome to join the cause through hosting collection jars at their location or round up campaigns.

Save Our Screen Inc. is a nonprofit organization 100-percent reliant on donations from area businesses and the hard work of volunteers dedicated to enriching their community. More information can be found at

Hospice Of Northwest Ohio Seeks Volunteers

Hospice of Northwest Ohio is building its volunteer team in Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Wood and Monroe counties. Volunteers have the opportunity to work closely with hospice staff to improve the quality of life for patients and families through a variety of tasks.

The current need is for volunteers who are willing to visit patients in their homes or at nursing homes throughout the area. These volunteers provide companionship for patients and respite for caregivers.

Free training is provided. Learn more about the volunteer program and apply via the website at

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