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Lake Erie Caucus meets to discuss health of the lake

L to R co-chairs for the Lake Erie Caucus: Redfern, Cafaro, Gardner and Dovilla

Members of the Lake Erie Caucus met Friday, August 16, at Maumee Bay State Park to have a public forum about the health of Lake Erie. In attendance were co-chairs of the caucus Mike Dovilla, Capri Cafaro, Randy Gardner and Chris Redfern; other caucus members, representatives from the agricultural and scientific communities, area mayors and city council members and concerned citizens.

“This isn’t government speaking to government,” said Senator Randy Gardner, “its citizens speaking to their elected officials.”

The Lake Erie Caucus is an educational and advocacy caucus, not a legislative being.

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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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Danbury athletic passes now available

Danbury athletic passes are now on sale in the high school office daily from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.  Passes are $225 for intermediate family, $100 for adults, $35 for student, and $30 for senior citizens.  

Passes will also be available at home sporting events and the Athletic Office.  Contact Drew Davie with question (419) 798-4037.

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A little girl’s dream comes true

I realize this is not a Lake Erie fishing report, but I’m hoping you will allow me this one indulgence to share my personal experience with you.  When I was a little girl of 4 years, I caught my first fish, and I was hooked for life. (Yes, pun intended!)

Back in 1967, sport shows were a date set on the calendar that everyone looked forward to. My parents would take my siblings and I to the shows every year, and then we would go to see the “Travel Log” at a near by theater to end the day.  The ‘Travel Log’ was a series of nature films that were offered before they became available on our little black and white TVs that only offered a few channels, and where my love of the outdoors was nurtured.

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Thank you from the Humane Society

The animals and the volunteers of the Ottawa County Humane Society truly appreciate the support that the public gave us during our recent yard sale.  Thanks to you, we raised nearly $2,000 which will be used for the operation of the shelter and medical care for the animals.  We are at full capacity of dogs, cats, and rabbits needing homes.  

Thank you again for all your support.
Humane Society of Ottawa County

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Lady Redskins beat Lady Rockets 5-0

The Lady Redskins opened SBC conference play with a 5-0 win over Oak Harbor.  This brings their record to 2-1 overall (1-0 in SBC).

Alyssa Krupp (PC) def. Michelle Boss (OH) 6-0, 6-0
Kelsey Dietrich (PC) def. Kelsey Bodner (OH) 6-0, 6-0
Eryn Binder (PC) def. Paige Priesman (OH) 6-2, 6-2

Libby Showalter & Taylor Steyer (PC) def. Libbie Greider & Shannon Binns (OH) 6-0, 6-1
Candace Smith & Meghan Gallogly (PC) def. Paige Simdeldecker & Abby David (OH) 6-2, 6-1

“Everyone played extremely well tonight.  The singles players were efficient and the doubles teams worked together well,” said Coach Smith.

Kassidy Mahler & Hannah Roberts and Emma Eickert & Lauren Steyer all scored JV wins.

PC travels to Fremont Ross on Thursday, August 21.

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Annual St. Boniface School golf scramble set for Sept. 13

St. Boniface Catholic School is pleased to host for the second year a special golf scramble on Saturday, September 13, at Oak Harbor Golf Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit St. Boniface students, programs and services in all grades, Pre-K through 7. 

Cost to participate in the scramble is $280 per team of four and includes golf, cart rental, light breakfast, lunch and eight drink tickets. Individual registration is also available for $70 and players will be assigned to a team prior to the scramble. A shotgun start will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m.

By registering, players will receive a super ticket and a free gift; a chance to beat the pro with Oak Harbor Golf Club’s own Matthew Jennings; golf balls blessed prior to the start by Father Tim Ferris, pastor at St. Boniface Catholic Church; and many more fun activities!

Individual hole sponsorships are also available. 

Registration is required and checks must be received by Thursday, August 28.  For more information and to register please call event chairs Nancy Thompson at 419-607-3330 or Judith Meyer-Hall 419-276-1255.

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Lakeside Chautauqua closes 2014 summer entertainment series

Lakeside Chautauqua’s Hoover Auditorium, one of the cultural hot spots on Lake Erie, hosts a variety of musicians, comedians, illusionists, dancers and bands nightly. Daily fun and family entertainment await guests of all ages. Visit lakesideohio.com for a complete list of the 2014 entertainers.

Purchasing a Daily or Season Chautauqua Pass grants access to all evening shows in Hoover Auditorium at no extra charge. Guests must present Chautauqua Passes upon entering Hoover Auditorium.

A Daily Chautauqua Pass is $19.75 for adults and $13.75 for youth (ages 12-18) per day until Saturday, Aug. 23.

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A feast for the eyes at Appetite for the Arts

Appetite for the Arts organizers L to R: Keith Flemming, Jeff Morgan, Carol Morgan and Jeff Sondles, Operations Director at Liberty Aviation Museum.

Friday night, August 15, through Sunday, August 17, the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council held its seventh annual Appetite for the Arts festival at the Liberty Aviation Museum hangar at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport.

On Friday night The Main Course gala took place. There was a sit down buffet catered by 1812 Food & Spirits and Cielo Grande complete with a cash bar, dessert and dancing. The music of the night was provided by The Naked Bacon Band and The Junk. There was a silent action and raffles along with the artists’ booths on display for gala goers to get a sneak peak at the show.

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Cut-a-thon raises over $9000 for Miracles 4 Melissa

The girls of Salon 53 taking the ALS ice bucket challenge after meeting their donation goal

Brenda Belcher, sister-in-law to Melissa Belcher who has been stricken with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), decided to hold a benefit at her business, Salon 53, to raise money to go towards Melissa’s ever growing medical bills. Miracles 4 Melissa took place on Sunday, August 17, and featured $15 haircuts and $10 ten minutes massages from 9 stylists and 1 masseuse. The fundraiser also had a 50/50 drawing, t-shirt sales, and a silent auction with 40 items. All proceeds from the event went to Melissa, her husband and her two young children.

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