Miracles for Melissa

Brenda Belcher and her gang at Salon 53 in Harbor Lights Landing is having a very special fundraiser this Sunday for her sister-in-law Melissa Belcher who has been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Melissa was a teacher and coach in the Toledo area and a native of Fremont. She…
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Inter-Lake Yachting Association Regatta

I spent a lot of time over the weekend on the NEW docks at Put-in-Bay. We participated in the 121st Annual Inter-Lake Yachting Association Regatta there. The new docks are spectacular! They feature a new teak-wood look and are very solid. Yes, they were a little late getting finished thanks…
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Family was important to Ruth Finke

I went to the funeral of Ruth Finke on Monday. She was one of my surrogate “moms” through high school and beyond. Ruth was 96 when she passed last week. I am certain she had no regrets, or at least very few. She wound up with four great kids, lots…
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There she is, Mrs. Ohio America

Cynthia Rumball of Port Clinton sent me a note this week to announce that her niece, Shaylyn (Tewers) Ford of Columbus was recently crowned “Mrs. Ohio America 2014”. She is the daughter of former Port Clinton resident Mark Tewers and granddaughter of Carolyn and the late Ron Tewers. Doesn’t she…
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Port Clinton’s 1:20 Club

Congratulations to Fritz Below who started a new Facebook page on Monday called Port Clinton’s 1:20 Club. The purpose of the new Facebook page is to encourage folks who love Port Clinton to choose, at least once a month, to spend at least $20 inside the City limits that they…
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50th anniversary of the Ottawa County Fair

The 50th anniversary of the Ottawa County Fair opens this Monday at the Fairgrounds on SR 163 between Port Clinton and Oak Harbor. This local slice of Americana runs from July 14 through the 20. There will be lots of entertainment every day of the fair. Noting that this is…
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Happy Fourth of July!

By John Schaffner Of course, everybody wants to know when the various fireworks displays are…so here you go. First up is Catawba Island off the Catawba Island Club pier. They go off at dusk on Thursday (tonight), July 3, as are Oak Harbor’s along the Portage River downtown. Gates open…
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