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VFW sponsors fishing day for Wounded Warriors

Most of us would take the opportunity to go fishing on Lake Erie for granted, especially if we had a friend with a boat or cottage with a waterfront break wall. However, consider your predicament if you were confined to a wheelchair or had recently lost a limb due to a combat injury. The effort to arrange a fishing trip to Lake Erie might take on overwhelming challenges.

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Perry’s Victory to host 1812 dress making workshop

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial will host a two day “War of 1812 Dress Making Workshop” the weekend of June 15-16, and again June 29-30 in preparation for upcoming bicentennial events.  Workshop participants will have the chance to collaborate with historical fashion experts Cathy Taylor and Steve Pontious in order to create their 1812 garment. The workshop will be held at Put-in-Bay Town Hall 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. During the workshop Taylor and Pontious will step you through the process of creating a unique and personalized frock from start to finish with tips to achieve authenticity and information about the style of the time, most notable for the ubiquitously preferred empire waist line.

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Magruder Hospital hosting educational luncheon series

On Monday, June 17, at noon, Magruder Hospital will host an educational luncheon in the Conference Center. Beth Frank, MBA, BSN, RN from Stein Hospice will present a program on the ins and outs of Advance Directives. She will discuss Living Wills, Healthcare Power of Attorney, Do Not Resuscitate orders and other considerations when doing healthcare planning.

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Honeybee swarming season

Jerry Hinton, of Tall Timbers campground in Port Clinton and Grove City, capturing a swarm of honeybees. This swarm has approximately 10,000-12,000 female bees along with one queen in the center and a handful of male drone bees.

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Relay for Life celebrated in Oak Harbor

This year the American Cancer Society celebrates its 100 year anniversary and in Ottawa County it was celebrated enthusiastically at the Relay for Life at Oak Harbor High School. Fifteen teams raised over $48,000 for cancer research. Over 400 people attended the event which took place starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 7, and ended at noon on Saturday, June 8.

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How fast can you troll?

One important factor when trolling is speed. Some baits are meant to be trolled slow, like a crawler harness. A typical crawler harness is 5 to 6 feet in length with two or sometimes three hooks, colored beads and a plain or painted blade that spins on a clevis.

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PCHS Class of 2013 Celebrates

Commencement for the Port Clinton High School class of 2013 was held on Saturday, June 8, at True-Lay Stadium. Of the class of 141 graduates, 85% plan to go to college, 3% plan to enlist in the military and 11% plan to enter the work force.

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Grand re-opening for Emily's GSE

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce (PCACC) and the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (MPCC) held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Emily’s GSE located at 4062 E. Harbor Road in the Knoll Crest Plaza on Wednesday, June 5. 

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Port Clinton Chamber hosting Open House

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Open House on Thursday, June 20, from 4:30-7 p.m. at 110 Madison Street in downtown historic Port Clinton.  This free event is open to the entire community.  The public is encouraged to stop by to browse the extensive variety of brochures from Chamber members, to pick up money saving coupons, and learn about upcoming events and activities.

Businesses are encouraged to attend to find out more about membership benefits, and to meet the Board of Directors and Chamber staff.  Attendees can enter to win door prizes that evening.  Signature hors d'oeuvres featuring local Chamber restaurants will be served.  For more information, contact 419-734-5503.

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