Jim Sass on the Trail
Wolcott House Tours, Wolcott House, Marblehead
Daytime Island Hopping Cruise, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky
Tuesday Evening Sunset Cruise, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky
Friday Night Party Cruise, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky
Erie Shores Cruisers, Bassett’s Parking Lot, Port Clinton
Santa stops at Edgewood Manor
On his way to Cancun, Santa Claus made an unscheduled stop at Edgewood Manor Nursing & Rehab Center for their annual Christmas in July celebration. With presents in hand, he was dressed in his summer vacation attire complete with red t-shirt, flowered Bermuda shorts, flip flops, sunglasses and a red sun visor.
Bert Fall of Port Clinton on the firing line at the National Rifle Matches M1 Carbine competition
The rhythmic pop, pop, pop from the firing of a hundred guns interspersed with the tower's authoritative commands provide the soundtrack each morning for five weeks in July and August at Camp Perry near Port Clinton. The slightly acrid scent of gunpowder mixes with the fresh, cool air off Lake Erie for a heady aroma that lingers over the country's largest rifle range at the National Rifle and Pistol Matches.
Port Clinton's Sean Black finished 3rd in the Michigan Junior
Masters Tournament at Lodge Lanes in Belleville, MI, on Saturday. Black qualified 6th with 1119 for 6 games.
He defeated Alex Oulette from Linwood, MI, 390-387, in match 1. He defeated Zack Brandt from Kalamazoo, MI, 387-363 in the 2nd match.Black lost to the 2013 Michigan High School Bowler of the Year Jeffrey Pietryka from McComb, MI, 415-471, in the semi final match. Sean won a $175 scholarship for finishing 3rd.
Black said, "I was able to grind out what I could on a very difficult 39' sport lane condition where scoring was low.I turned it on when it got to match play and found greater success. Overall, I am happy with the way I bowled for the day and now I have to keep working hard to continue to have top 5 finishes in a lot more tournaments to give me confidence heading into the collegiate level."
The family of Jacob H. Mackey wishes to thank Catawba Island EMS, Magruder Hospital Staff, Dr. Carl Steele, Neidecker, Leveck and Crosser Funeral Home and Port Clinton Elks Lodge 1718 for their help in our time of need. We also tank all who sent cards, flowers, prayers, food and kind words. God bless!
Carolyn Mackey and family
On July 10 Port Clinton High graduate (class of 1959, member of the Port Clinton Academic Hall of Fame, sociologist, Harvard professor and author Robert Putnam was awarded the National Medal of Honor at ceremonies in Washington, DC. Among his fellow honorees were filmmaker George Lucas and Sports writer Frank DeFord.
On Saturday, Aug. 10, there will be two events benefitting the American Cancer Society.
Duck Drop 2013 tickets are available for $10. Each ticket purchase gives you a round-trip ticket on the Miller Ferry to Put-in-Bay or a day pass to Monsoon Lagoon, good for the rest of the season. The Duck Drop race takes place at 11 a.m. at Monsoon Lagoon. Prizes are $700 for first place, $500 for second place, and $300 in local gift certificates for third place. Duck Drop tickets can be purchased at Our Guest Inn or Mutach’s Market. You do not need to be present to win.
Young couples often think they do not have enough assets to consider estate planning. The most important assets they have are their children and most young parents have not taken the time to plan for their children’s care if something were to happen to them.