Sean Black gets 3rd in Michigan Junior Masters

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."


Thank you from the Mackey family

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


Duck Drop for American Cancer Society

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.


EHOVE School of Practical Nursing graduates 61

EHOVE School of Practical Nursing’s Graduation Ceremony was held at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center at the Norwalk High School.  The Class speakers, Ryan Montgomery, Sarah Williams and Suzanne James addressed their classmates and over 800 friends and family members who attended. 


Coastlines Calendar Aug 8-14

Aug, Mon-Fri

Wolcott House Tours, Wolcott House, Marblehead

Aug, Tues-Sat

Daytime Island Hopping Cruise, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky

Aug, Tuesdays

Tuesday Evening Sunset Cruise, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky

Aug, Fridays

Friday Night Party Cruise, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky
Erie Shores Cruisers, Bassett’s Parking Lot, Port Clinton


Gem Beach to rock on Saturday, Aug. 17

Gem Beach Rocks VI is fast approaching. At Gem Beach on Catawba Island on Aug. 17, from noon to 8 p.m., celebrants will gather on the shores of Lake Erie to enjoy a day filled with music, food and cold beverages.     

Guest Emcee is The Honorable Kathleen Giesler, Judge of the Ottawa County Probate Juvenile Court.

The headliner band is Wally and the Beavs, along with The Reese Dailey Band, Ronnie Howard with Cruisin’, and The Junk, classic rock and roll music all day. 


Touchable Creations and more at this year’s Appetite for the Arts

Jose and Dani Herrara

“Look, don’t touch!” doesn’t apply to the work of Dani Herrera, one of the artists participating in the 2013 Appetite for the Arts, Aug. 16-18 at the Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport.

Herrera creates art from random scraps and other things she finds, such as buttons, zippers, dryer lint, newspaper and recycled materials. “I encourage people to touch it. I want them to feel what it’s made out of,” said the home-grown Toledo artist.

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