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Lighthouse, museum post new hours

With the cold weather well behind us, the lighthouse and museum have been cleaned and special tours are now taking place.
The regular hours have been changed as there were more people waiting for the lighthouse to open, and not as many near closing time. The weekday hours are: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday after Memorial Day through Friday before Labor Day; 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday evenings June through August; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of each month May through October. The last tour to climb the lighthouse is 15 minutes before closing.

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Stein Hospice 5K Regatta Run coming up

Stein Hospice’s annual 5K Regatta Run will be held Saturday, June 30, beginning and ending at Battery Park in downtown Sandusky. Walkers are also welcome.
The run starts at 8:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. Runners can pre-register by visiting www.steinhospice.org and either downloading a brochure or signing up online. Register by June 22 to be guaranteed a T-shirt.

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Champions, Extension partner for ‘Whale of a Good Time’

Port Clinton City School District’s Champions for Children has been a partner with the Ottawa County 4-H and OSU Extension Office for years. Students enrolled in the after-school program are members of 4-H and participate in projects, camp and much more. Kathy Booher, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, submitted a grant to the Ohio 4-H Foundation to fund summer enrichment activities. The grant funds activities for Acorn Alley as well. This summer, Port Clinton Champions participants will be constructing a life-sized whale, all while having fun and learning at the same time.

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Danbury Township Trustees — May 9 meeting

At the regular meeting of the Danbury Township Trustees held May 9, the following business was conducted:
• Road Superintendent Brett Waldron reported he met with Marblehead Village and LaFarge officials regarding the Lakepoint Park culvert replacement project, an undermine on Erie Beach Road was reported to the Sanitary Engineer and County Engineer, the new Ford F-450 was delivered and is being outfitted, road department employees attended a deferred compensation meeting, the trees donated by the Lions Club were planted in a temporary location until the drainage project at the dog park is complete, weed spray is being applied as weather permits, approximately 40 tons of millings were spread on the road to the brush collection site for dust control and potential spraying for mosquito control will be researched.

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Local adults earn Scouting honors

As the Erie Shores Council, Boy Scouts of America, celebrates it’s 100th year of Scouting in Northwest Ohio, the Council will honor their adult volunteer Scouters for their time and talent in working with the youth of Northwest Ohio and also honor some of the youth who have earned special recognitions this past year. The programs and activities of the Erie Shores Council work to instill values in young people and prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential and becoming valuable citizens of our communities. The annual Scouter Recognition Dinner will be June 7 at historic Camp Miakonda, 5600 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo. Dinner is at 6 p.m. with the program following at the outdoor Council Ring at 7 p.m.

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Small Business Basics — June

The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars, Small Business Basics, that will answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.
This seminar will take the confusion out of your efforts and help you avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary steps. Learn the basics of: name registration, licensing, taxes, zoning, business entities, employees, insurance, financing and business planning.

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Design the official flag of Put-in-Bay

As a part of the bicentennial celebration of the Battle of Lake Erie, the Council of the Village of Put-in-Bay is sponsoring a flag design contest. The winning design will become the official flag of the Village of Put-in-Bay.
Made famous by Oliver Hazard Perry’s statement: “We have met the enemy and they are ours,” the Battle of Lake Erie was fought on Sept. 10, 1813, near the Village of Put-in-Bay. Before the battle, Commodore Perry used Put-in-Bay harbor as a safe anchorage for his vessels and for the captured British vessels after the battle.

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Deerhake, Magruder honored by Marblehead Chamber

Greg Deerhake, a son of the Marblehead Peninsula, and Magruder Hospital were honored Thursday evening at the 75th annual meeting of the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce at Catawba Island Club.
Deerhake was honored with the D.S. Kirkpatrick Award named for one of the original founders of the Chamber and former publisher of the Peninsula News. The award is to honor the dedication and unselfish devotion to the principles of service to the community through the Chamber of Commerce.

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Sign up now for alumni soccer game

Oak Harbor High School is inviting alumni soccer players to the “almost-annual” game planned for 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, on the new soccer complex field.
Organizers are asking for a $5 donation to play in the game and previous team jerseys will be available for alumni (hopefully they’ll still fit).
A $1 donation might be asked of “fans” to enter the gate, but everything is in the preparation stages at this point.
If there is a good response, the game will continue in the future and alumni game T-shirts will be provided to players for their fee.
Spread the word to other former players — via email, facebook — and  RSVP by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Babysitter training offered at Danbury

The American Red Cross will be offering Babysitter Training at the Danbury Middle School from 3:15 to 6:15 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, May 23-24. Students must attend both sessions to receive a certificate. Lea Mark is the instructor.
Training fees are $85, however, thanks to the generosity of the Ottawa County Community Foundation, there are a limited number of full scholarships available for this training. Students should be 11-13 years old. Space is limited to 15 students.

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