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Library silent auction: Bigger and better than last year

It’s back and bigger than last year.

The Ada Public Library’s holiday basket silent auction returns to the library from Dec. 2 to Dec. 14, according to Amanda Bennett of the library. And, there’s still time to contribute a basket.

“The silent auction is a series of baskets or items on display at the library, all items can be bid on, with the highest bid winning the items. All money raised from bids goes toward Library programming in 2014,” said Bennett.

Music Boosters will wrap your Christmas presents on Dec. 2

The Ada Music Boosters will provide free gift wrapping during "Merry on Main" on Monday, Dec. 2.

To have your presents wrapped, please bring them into the Ada Depot between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. that evening.

Additionally, the Ada High School Varisty Singers will be singing Christmas carols near the depot from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

"The Ada Music Boosters invite the public to visit the depot area during that time and enjoy the music while your gifts are being wrapped," said Cliff Maier, Booster president.

"The comet of the century" is coming - and it's not one of Santa's reindeer; it's real

That's right, a comet is in the sky this month and here's some information for Icon skygazers.

The incoming Comet ISON is now in the home stretch of its long-awaited hairpin loop around the sun on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28), making it a great target for amateur astronomers and stargazers. But there are some tips and info you'll want to keep in mind before you go comet hunting.

DiscoverOhio.com visits "the football capital of the world" - Ada, Ohio!

Ada's discovered!

The current edition of DiscoveringOhio.com visited our community recently. Writer Dominique King posted the following story about Ada.

We encourage Icon viewers to check the DiscoveringOhio website as it has many links and photos of Ada.

Here's the story:

I hopped onto Discover Ohio's site to find somewhere we hadn't been in the past for a quick weekend getaway, and I ended up at a link for an inn on the campus of Ohio Northern University.

2014 Hardin County plat map is now available

Who owns Hardin County? Thousands of people have a piece of it, and they are listed in the new plat book published by the Hardin County 4-H with Mapping Solutions.

The 2014 book is available for purchase for $20 at the OSU Extension Office, 1021 W. Lima St., Suite 103, and also at the Hardin County Soil and Water Conservation District, 12751 5R 309W both in Kenton. For more information contact the office at (419) 674-2297.

Over 40 models in Tuesday's Festival of Trees style show

Ada is a “festival of trees” this month.

The 16th annual Community Health Professionals “Ada Festival of Trees,” is now open to the public. The show runs from now through Nov. 22 at the CHP office, 1200 S. Main St., Ada. The show, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily offers free admission, lots of Christmas trees and other silent auction items.

Two events have already taken place. On Sunday was the appreciation festival for sponsors and volunteers. On Monday was a cookie bake-off including cookie judging with prizes awarded.

Here are events, which conclude the festival: