Star Spangled Squirt Gun Run

The Port Clinton High School Class of 2015 will be holding the first Star Spangled Squirt Gun Run/Walk 5K on Thursday, July 4. This unique race will feature squirt gun-wielding volunteers along the route, providing a way for runners to beat the heat. Proceeds from the event will go towards class activities, including prom and senior picnic, ensuring that all members of the class are able to experience these lifelong memories.


Dziak painting juried into National Show



Local artist Rick Dziak had his painting “Sunkissed” juried into the Oil Painters of America first annual Salon Show of Traditional Oils, hosted by Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petosky, MI. Over 350 paintings from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, representing the best of oil painting in the world, will be on display. Crooked Tree Art Center (CTAC) has been transformed into a salon-style exhibition space for this prestigious event.


Federation of Women’s Clubs convention in Lakeside

The 119th annual convention of the Lakeside Federation of Women’s Clubs will be held July 10 in Lakeside. The federation is made up of women’s clubs located in northwest Ohio. Women from this area have been meeting annually since 1894 to hear speakers of interest and to exchange information.

President Joyce Keaton of the Attica Literary Club has chosen “Friends and Memories” for the 2013 convention theme. Since this will be the last convention for this organization, attendees can look forward to being with friends and sharing many fond memories.

The meeting will begin at Green Gables, historic home of the Lakeside Women’s Club. The morning program will feature Raeline Hlaverty from Jeromesville, who will portray Fannie Crosby, the well-known Christian hymn writer. Luncheon will be served at the Lakeside United Methodist Church.

The afternoon speaker will be Raelene Phillips from Fostoria who is known as the Pineapple Lady. She is the author of eight books, all describing a simpler time when extending hospitality was a way of life. Attendees will leave the program knowing why the pineapple became a symbol of hospitality.

Clubs in this area who are participants include the Port Clinton Eighty-Eight Circle, Port Clinton Literary and Social Club, Lakeside Noonday Club, Lakeside Study Club, Lakeside Literature Club and Lakeside Women’s Club.

The convention is open to any interested women. For information and registration, call 740-504-0865 by June 29.


Denice Day to lead Edgewood Manor

Edgewood Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center is pleased to welcome Denice Day, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, as Executive Director of the facility. She brings 12 years of exceptional long term care experience to Edgewood. Denice, a proud graduate of Bowling Green State University, holds a Gerontology degree with specialization in Long Term Care Administration. Day most recently worked for Stein Hospice. She began as Palliative Care Practice Manager and after assuming other duties was promoted to Director of Physician Services.


Community calendar June 27-July 5

Thursday June 27

Art Walk Dance with Mayflies
WHAT: Art walk and dance event by the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council
WHERE: Historic downtown Port Clinton
WHEN: 5-8 p.m.
INFO: Jen Nickel 419-341-0804 or


Who’s at risk for caregiver distress?

Nearly one-third of adults living in Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties are family caregivers who could be at risk for heart disease, diabetes, depression and various other physical and emotional maladies as a result of caregiver distress, a potentially dangerous condition brought on by the pressures of caring for a senior loved one.

Studies increasingly point to caregiving as a leading stressor for families. In fact, one U.S. study revealed that more than half (52.8%) of those caring for individuals with diseases including cancer or Alzheimer’s had scores indicating depression.*

In response to this growing issue, the local Home Instead Senior Care® office has launched a public awareness campaign, Family Caregiver Stress Relief, at, to help family caregivers determine if they are at risk for distress and to minimize problems before they escalate.


Rick Dominick named PCHS Athletic Director

Port Clinton High School has announced Rick Dominick will be the new Athletic Director and has already started working on the 2013-14 school year. Mr. Dominick has been with the district since 1996 as a Business Teacher, Guidance Counselor, and Coach. He replaces former Athletic Director, Carey Clum, who retired in earlier in June. PCHS Principal Mr. Gary Steyer said, "I'm excited about Rick Dominick taking over as Athletic Director for Port Clinton High School. Rick's knowledge of the SBC as well as his passion for high school sports will make him a natural fit for the position. Our athletes and our coaches are fortunate to have Rick as their Athletic Director."

Mr. Dominick looks forward to his new role in PCHS Athletics and said he believes it is a natural evolution to oversee the athletic programs. At PCHS he has had experience running various programs as both an assistant and a head coach. As a coach, Dominick has led the Redskin Boys Golf Team to several SBC championships. One of his main goals is to continue and improve the partnership with the community and High School Athletics. He said, “We know they benefit each other, both what Redskin Athletics does for the community and equally important how the community support effects student athletes. During the state boys basketball tournament run a few years ago we all experienced it firsthand. The athletes are impacted when they see that people care and feed off of that support.” 


PCACC open house

Left to right: Laura Schlacter, Executive Director of PCACC; Dana Bacak Lynd, Civilian Marksmanship Program; Jodie Regal, Ottawa County Commissioner; Lauren Schubach, Operations Manager of PCAAC;

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce held an open house on Thursday, June 20, at their office at 110 Madison Street in downtown historic Port Clinton.  The office has an extensive variety of brochures, money saving coupons from Chamber members, and is Port Clinton’s headquarters to learn about upcoming events and activities.  For more information contact 419-734-5503.

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