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Tanks, bombers and pyrotechnics bring sp…

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Tanks, bombers and pyrotechnics bring spark to the CMP’s 2015 First Shot Ceremony

Gary Anderson at the 2014's First Shot Ceremony. Join the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) on the world-famous Camp Perry ranges in Port Clinton, for another thrilling display of live World War...

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Young’s receives piece of the World Trad…

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Young’s receives piece of the World Trade Center

Retired New York City Fire Chief Ed Breen, who was active during the September 11, 2001, presented Young’s Carpet One Floor & Home with a piece of the World Trade...

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High winds from NE effect fishing again …

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High winds from NE effect fishing again this week

I almost couldn’t believe Saturday’s forecast earlier in the week; another big NE storm was coming? OMG!! We were just talking about this a few weeks ago. There will probably...

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Mark Schaffner

Mark Schaffner

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Community calendar June 20-June 27, 2013

Community Calendar is a listing of events, classes and support groups for this week. If you have events you would like listed, send an email to our editor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Camp Read-a-lot at Bataan Primary

During the week of June 3 – 6, Bataan Memorial Primary School was transformed into Camp Read-a-lot for students to do “S’More” reading. Students met by the Bataan flagpole each morning for reveille, raising of the flag, roll call, daily joke and the “Golden Dust Pan” award for the cleanest “cabin” (classroom). Teachers were the camp counselors, dressing the part each day and leading the camp themed activities. 

As part of Camp Read-a-lot, various parts of the school were renamed for the week. The bathrooms were latrines, the nurse’s office was the first aid station, and the office was headquarters. Classroom lessons that centered around camping took place and the reading teachers had fun reading sessions. Reading sessions such as reading by flashlight, outdoor games or crafts and camper reading (a camper was parked in back of the school for the week).


The Reading Teachers at Bataan Memorial Primary, Nancy Wargo, Julie Dunham, and Tara Nilson, coordinated Camp Read-a-lot for students to do “S’More” reading the last week of school.

Families of students participated by completing activities at home as part of their Family Reading Contract. Families logged activities such as a family hike, checking the newspaper for the weather report, creating a collage of items found in nature, cuddling up and read a good book, or doing a good deed for a family member or neighbor.  Reading teachers Tara Nilson, Julie Dunham and Nancy Wargo coordinated the event. More pictures can be found on the school district website www.pccsd.net or the Port Clinton City School District Facebook page.

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Biggest Bike Week ever

This year’s Bike Week in Sandusky and surrounding communities was the biggest ever, with over 150,000 attending the various events.

“It’s becoming a destination,” said long-time participant Connie Roberts of Huron.”We saw bikes from all over, from as far away as Wisconsin and Florida. And there are plans to make it even bigger this year.”

Photos by Connie Roberts

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