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Port Clinton garage sale permit

03-05-2015 Hits:287 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Port Clinton garage sale permit

New to the 2015 garage sale season is the need for a City of Port Clinton garage sale permit per Chapter 707 of the Codified Ordinances of the City. An...

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PCCS featured in statewide magazine 

03-05-2015 Hits:141 Schools  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

PCCS featured in statewide magazine 

David Belden, PCCS Board of Education President, with the kindergarten class. The Port Clinton City School District is highlighted in the latest issue of the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Journal...

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2015 OSS billboard contest

02-05-2015 Hits:115 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

2015 OSS billboard contest

Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca County fifth grade students had the opportunity to participate in the OSS Solid Waste District’s billboard contest. The contest is run annually and the billboards will...

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Recycle and reuse

By Carol Morgan, Lakeside Heritage Society Board President

Thinking about throwing out grandma’s rocking chair?  Wait!  We just might be able to find a home for that rocking chair.  The Lakeside Heritage Society holds a Recycle Sale twice a year, one during the Memorial Day weekend in May (May 22 through May 25) and a second during the Labor Day weekend (September 4 through September 7).  Both are held on the Lakeside Chautauqua grounds in South Auditorium on Central Avenue, between 5th and 6th Streets.

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Planes, trains and automobiles

McKeen “Red Devil” Motor Car #5 Photo courtesy Lakeside Heritage Society

By Linda Huber, Lakeside Heritage Society

Before Orville and Wilbur Wright invented the airplane in 1903 and before Henry Ford’s Model T was produced in 1908, there was the Lakeside & Marblehead Railroad.   It is this Lakeside & Marblehead Railroad that was the topic of this month’s presentation to Danbury’s fourth grade students by Gretchen Curtis of the Lakeside Heritage Society.

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Ice Age days on Lake Erie

Louis Eberly loads ice in 1915 for the Carroll Brothers Grocery in Lakeside. Photo courtesy of Lakeside Heritage Society.

By Linda Huber, Lakeside Heritage Society Board Member

Lakeside Heritage Society Director of Operations, Gretchen Curtis, spoke with Danbury fourth grade students in January about winter activities 100 years ago on the ice surrounding the Marblehead Peninsula.  

In the days before electric refrigerators were invented for keeping food and beverages cold, local families used an ice box that really was a box with an ice compartment filled with ice from Lake Erie. With the entire Peninsula surrounded by Lake Erie, residents had a front row seat to the business of harvesting ice. 

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