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Healing Lake Erie: Cover crops for farms and home gardens

The last of the tomatoes have been harvested from home gardens, the pumpkins and squash are nearly done and fall garden clean-up has begun. It is time for composting garden waste or hauling it to a community garden waste and leaf collection site. Bare soil sits exposed to the elements for most of the late fall, winter and early spring across Ottawa County, subject to the same erosion and run-off that commercial farmers combat.

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Grand re-opening for McDonald’s, Oak Harbor

McDonald’s announces their grand re-opening at 122 E. Water Street in downtown Oak Harbor. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 9 a.m. McDonald’s is owned by Thomas Humbard and he also has locations in Port Clinton, Catawba, Fremont, Clyde, Bellevue, and Tiffin. The store is managed by Erin Baker and supervised by Kyle Snyder. They are currently open 5 a.m-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 5 a.m.-12 a.m. Friday-Saturday. You can reach them at 419-898-4724.

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Girl Scouts Pack a Pick-up

Girl Scout Cadets, Daisies, Juniors and Brownies all worked together to Pack A Pick-up at the Harvest Festival in Port Clinton last weekend. The girls collected non-perishable food and personal care items to donate to the Ottawa County community food banks. By Saturday afternoon the Girl Scouts were half way to their goal of filling the pick-up. They had also raised $115 in cash donations. The Girl Scouts and their troop leaders were thankful that Harvest Festival goers were so generous.

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Desdemona’s Art Gallery

Laura Brown Egan and Bailey VanKirk, co-owners of Desdemona’s

Lake Erie is a powerful inspiration for artists and those doing some exceptional work are represented by Desdemona’s Art Gallery in Marblehead.“We often hear new customers exclaim,‘You have such beautiful things!’,” said Laura Brown Egan, who co-owns the gallery with her daughter, Bailey VanKirk. The artists, who excel as oil painters, opened the gallery16 months ago with a dozen local artists.

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Danbury falls to Edon, drops to 2-3 on the year

Facing one of the best teams in the conference was a wake-up call for the Danbury Lakers. 

The Edon Bombers, one of the top teams in the Toledo Area Athletic Conference, defeated Danbury, 47-7, last Friday, dropping the Lakers to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the league.

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The Building Doctors make “building calls”

Over 40 people attended the Building Doctor Clinic held on Sept. 26 in downtown historic Port Clinton.  The clinic featured Building Doctors Justin Cook and Scott McIntosh of the Ohio Historic Preservation Office who presented a free workshop that featured guidelines for renovation projects and ways to solve some of the most common problem of buildings dating from 1800 to 1955.  In addition, ten downtown property owners received free on-site consultations. The Building Doctor Program was a project of Main Street Port Clinton’s Design Committee.

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Ribbon Cutting Held for JDM Structures

Pictured left to right: Elizabeth (Boo) Kofic; Dan (Digger) Kofic; Lee Vivod, PC Chamber Board Chair; John Rader; Kathy Yoder; Adam Yoder; Kimberly Miller; Ronald Burt; Tom Johnson; PC Chamber Ambassador; and Laura Schlachter, PC Chamber President.

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for JDM Structures located at 2644 E. Harbor Road (SR 163) in Port Clinton on September 27.  Representatives from the Chamber’s Board congratulated JDM Structures on their grand opening and wished them many years of success!

 

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Port Clinton golfers earn SBC honors

Port Clinton Senior Joey Kurtz has earned the Sandusky Bay Conference Player of the Year Award in Boys Golf for 2013. Joey had the Lowest or Best Average of all Varsity Golfers in the League this year. He is only the 5th Player from PCHS to earn this Award. 

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