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Renowned cellist violinist take the stag…

31-01-2015 Hits:72 Entertainment  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Renowned cellist violinist take the stage with Firelands Symphony Orchestra 

On Feb. 21, the Firelands Symphony joins the ranks of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the National Symphony, orchestras from San Francisco to Boston and across Europe in welcoming renowned cellist...

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Olympic hopeful J.D. Bergman to speak at…

30-01-2015 Hits:178 Sports  - avatar Yaneek Smith

Olympic hopeful J.D. Bergman to speak at OHHS on Feb. 7

Photo courtesy of facebook.com/jdbergmanusa. Twenty years of training and just under 20 months remaining.  That is the mindset Oak Harbor native J.D. Bergman is carrying with him as he continues his journey...

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Local students honored for their heroic …

29-01-2015 Hits:299 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Local students honored for their heroic efforts

Front row: Kathy Wright. Back row (L to R): Brendan Zeitzheim, Matthew Paeth, Darius Daniels, Adrian Hall, Skyler Cook. Kathy Wright, a Port Clinton resident who was lifted out of bed...

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A Day of Caring for Kids in Ottawa County

September 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. organizations that work with children in Ottawa County will provide information about how adults can get involved.   There will be interactive fun for children and adults.  Hot Dogs, chips and beverages will be provided along with a celebrity dunk tank and 50/50 raffle.

Lake Erie Adventure Play will have a pop-up event where adults can use their imaginations and see what it would take to be a LEAP volunteer.  

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Gem Beach Rocks

The United Way fundraiser Gem Beach Rocks celebrated its seventh year of rocking on Saturday, August 16. This year the fundraiser had a 50/50 raffle, t-shirt sales, food vendors, a Lake Erie Adventure Play pop-up playground, four bands and lots of fun. The four bands that performed were the Lounge Lizards, Naked Bacon Band, The Reese Dailey Band (who arrived by boat) and the Homewreckers.

Last year the event raised roughly $25,000 for the United Way of Ottawa County.

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Gem Beach to Rock Saturday Aug 16

Gather with 2500 friends on the shores of Lake Erie at Gem Beach on Catawba Island on August 16 from 12-8 p.m. to enjoy a day filled with music, food and cold beverages at Gem Beach Rocks VII.

Jam packed with classic rock and roll music all day, the headliners are The Homewreckers. The rest of the line-up includes the Reese Dailey Band from Put-in-Bay, The Traveling Lounge Lizards and the Naked Bacon Band.

Title sponsors for this all day rock ‘n’ roll concert are FriendShip Food Stores, BAS Broadcasting, The Beacon, WPCR Port Clinton Radio, Gem Beach Marina and more. Admission to the event is $10. This year, there are several high school reunions that will be taking place during the event. There is something for everyone; 50/50 drawings for cash prizes will be held throughout the day along with a variety of food and craft vendors.

Tickets are available at the United Way office in the Sutton Center, Gem Beach Marina Store, FriendShip Marathon on Perry Street, The Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center on State Rt. 53 or at the gate.

For more information on the event visit gembeachrocks.com or call the United Way office at 419-734-6645.

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