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Free summer programs at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area

Magee Marsh Wildlife Area is offering a variety of nature programs throughout the summer. All programs are offered free of charge and while organizers would like who is coming, no advanced registration is needed.
• Night Hike — meets at the bird center at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 2
• Parents of preschoolers will want to mark the following Fridays on their calendars:  June 8 and 22, July 13 and 27 and Aug. 3 and 24. Special activities from “Growing Up Wild” will be held at the Bird Center from 10 to 10:45 a.m.  Each session will include going outside.
• Kids like to fish? Bring them out to the pond at the Bird Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, for a Kids Fishing Day. Bring a chair; poles and bait will be provided. The marsh will have some folks available to show you how it’s done. You may keep the fish you catch or return them to the pond. Also on June 16 will be the monthly Hike the Dikes walk. Meet at the Bird Center at 9 a.m. to explore the summer residents of the marsh. Attend three Hike the Dikes walks to earn a hickory walking stick.

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Danbury Township Trustees — May 23

At the regular meeting of the Danbury Township Trustees held May 23, the following business was conducted:
• Road Superintendent Brett Waldron reported he investigated options for mosquito control, met with Barnes Nursery to discuss management of the brush drop-off site, presented a recommended program for cemetery software, reported on recent repairs to the Keeper’s House, reported another sink hole occurred on Erie Beach, met with Kathy Jo Schweizer regarding record retention for the maintenance department, met with Dianne Rozak and the Elyria township trustees and their park superintendent for a tour of Meadowbrook and worked with LaFarge Quarry and Danbury high school students on a community clean-up project on the southern border of the quarry. Waldron advised the department has been busy mowing and trimming parks, roadsides and baseball fields in preparation for the holiday. He also extended a thank you to Deb Biro for her work in coordinating the plantings at the parks and the police building with the assistance of Danbury high school students.

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Port Clinton Artists’ Club call for artists

The Port Clinton Artists’ Club’s 55th Arts in the Park will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5, at Lakeview Park in Port Clinton. Many artists return to this exciting festival year after year due to their success and the serenity the area has to offer. Exceptional, original art is displayed and sold by nearly 120 artists coming from as far away as Florida. The show is free and open to the public. One of the oldest art festivals in Ohio, Arts in the Park is celebrating 55 years of continuing to bring unique and original art to Ottawa County. 
“This is the best art show in Ottawa County,” said watercolor artist Jim Siemer. “I have been doing shows around Ohio for a long time, and I’m always successful here, while having a great time.” 

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