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Lakeside Chautauqua achieves Tree City USA honor

Lakeside Chautauqua was recognized as a Tree City USA at the Northwest Ohio Awards Ceremony on April 18. This is the second year that Lakeside Chautauqua has been honored with this nationally recognized award. The awards were presented by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry at the Hope United Methodist Church in Whitehouse, Ohio. Bill Smith and Frank O’Dell from the Lakeside Tree Advisory Team represented the Lakeside Chautauqua community at the presentation of the award.

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Catawba Island Township trustees remind visitors of cemetery rules

Visitors to Catawba Island Cemetery are asked to adhere to cemetery rules concerning decorations. Cut flowers are permitted at any time. Artificial flowers are permitted at any time if attached to headstones in such a manner as to permit mowing and trimming. Potted plants, ceramics, and lights placed directly on the ground near a grave are not permitted. Other artificial decorations may be placed only one week before Easter, Memorial Day, and Fourth of July and must be removed one week after the holiday. Winter decorations will be allowed November 1 to the end of February. Decorations remaining after February will be removed. All grave decorations are placed at the owner’s risk.

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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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Kiwanis Fremont Road clean-up

Kiwanis clean-up crew at the finish line. Left to right: Russ Brown, Kim Smith, Julie Rosiar, John Hull, Carl Koebel.

Last week Port Clinton Kiwanians cleaned up litter along Fremont Road. They continue on their mission to change the world, one child and one community at a time. Carl Koebel reports that there was not so much trash to pick up, an indication that people are being more conscientious regarding littering and that “Russ does a good job picking up littler along that roadway as he sees it.” Kiwanis extends a special thank you to Port Clinton Glass for letting the Kiwanis crew use their parking lot.

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Ragbag Report

One of the best things local clubs like Sandusky Sailing Club and Port Clinton Yacht Club do is train young people how to sail and teach them the nuances of sailboat racing. This Saturday the Sandusky Sailing Club is hosting their Junior Regatta. Close to 100 young men and women will descend upon SSC for the event. Their instructors do an excellent job of not only teaching the basics of sailing, but also the basics of boating safety on the water. It is a learning experience that lasts a lifetime.

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Annual “Arts on Erie” to be hosted by Perry’s Victory

The Put-in-Bay Arts Council will be providing a full week of art activities for kids in their annual Arts on Erie event. The event runs from Sunday, June 23, to Friday, June 28, and take place at the Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Visitor Center. The event sponsored by the PIB Arts Council includes a number of activities lead by guest artists from around the area.  Activities will run from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and on Friday. Thursday the activities will take a little different schedule as music becomes the focus of the day. The Hardtackers, a Sea Shanty and Sea Song team out of Columbus, will teach penny whistle and sea shanty writing workshops from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and 2-4 p.m. They will return in the evening for a family concert at 7 p.m., also to be held at the Perry’s Victory Visitor Center. All activities are free and open to the public. Space in workshops is limited and will be given on a first-come basis. The art activities of each day are as follows:

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Mulberry Creek Herb Fair

This weekend family-owned Mulberry Creek Herb Farm in Huron will be hosting their 16th annual herb fair. The event will take place at Mulberry Creek, 3312 Bogart Road, Huron, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s Fair features the culture and traditions of India. 

Since 1995, Karen and Mark Langan’s Mulberry Creek Herb Farm has provided quality, well rooted, certified organic herbs and miniature perennials for cooking, ornamental, medicinal and crafting uses. Heirlooms and hybrid tomato and pepper plants are also available.

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