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Hour of Code

Danbury Middle School participated in the Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week. According to the code.org the Hour of Code is an opportunity for every student to try computer science for one hour. During Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 9-15), code.org is making history and recruiting 10 million to join in and do the Hour of Code. People are encouraged, young and old, to try their hand at computer programming at code.org. 

Danbury Middle School has made a commitment to have all of its students be part of the millions around the world learning to write simple computer code. Every middle school student had an opportunity during the week to learn more about coding and write 100+ lines of code to solve a variety of puzzles. For students who are interested in continuing to code, additional opportunities will be available either independently or for some students it will be part of their regular computer classroom curriculum.

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Touch of Class Dinner & Concert Dec. 15

On Sunday, Dec. 15, Port Clinton High School’s Touch of Class, an a cappella vocal group, will be hosting a holiday dinner and concert fundraiser in the PCHS cafeteria. Doors will be open at 4:30 p.m. with dinner being served at 5 p.m. followed by the concert. Touch of Class will perform about 30 minutes of holiday music. Students will also provide background music throughout dinner.

Tickets are only $10 and will get attendees a student served spaghetti dinner complete with salad, garlic bread and dessert. To order tickets please contact Eric Watts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 419-734-2147 ext. 4017. All funds raised go directly to offset the costs of bringing in professional a cappella group Duwende to Port Clinton for the PCHS Spring Choir Concert.

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Ottawa County Health Department holds Christmas break flu clinic

The Ottawa County Health Department is holding a Christmas break flu clinic by appointment on Monday, Dec. 30 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Flu season is here and it is important to take a proactive approach and get vaccinated before it is too late. Call the health department at 419-734-6800 to make an appointment. The cost is $22 and the health department will bill Medicaid and Medicare for individuals who bring their current card to their appointment.

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Main Street Port Clinton promoting shopping local for Chirstmas

Cathy Allen wrapping gifts for Main Street Port Clinton

Main Street Port Clinton is offering a free gift wrap service for items purchased at any downtown shop. Gifts purchased outside of the downtown area can also be wrapped for a donation to Main Street Port Clinton. Money raised goes back to Main Street for the beautification of the city and redoing store fronts.

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United Way Patient Navigator

The United Way in Ottawa County is proud to announce Toledo/Lucas County CareNet will provide Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator Services for residents of Ottawa County. This service is for those who do not have the requisite computer skills to sign up online without assistance. The Navigator will have appointments at the Sutton Center, 1854 E. Perry St., Port Clinton, for people who need help signing up online for a Healthcare.gov account.

To contact Navigator Vicki Needham with questions or to make an appointment call 419-779-4854 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . She will be at the Sutton Center on Fridays and available at other locations in the county as needed.

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Tree A Rama Charity lights up donations for Salvation Army

A scarf tree and a beach cruiser on display at the Tree A Rama

On Sunday, Dec. 8 Mon Ami hosted the 10th annual Tree-A-Rama charity auction benefiting the Salvation Army. 119 items were donated this year to the auction. The silent action portion of the event took place at 2 p.m. and the live auction took place at 4p.m. All the proceeds for the event went directly to the Salvation Army Toy Program.

Some of the items donated and the trees that were for auction are displayed in the photo gallery below.

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GPCAAC presents Christkindl Markt

Frigid temperatures didn’t keep vendors or art goer away at the first annual Christkindl Markt

Saturday, Dec. 7, was the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council’s Christkindl Markt. Located on the corner of Second & Jefferson in the parking lot of U.S. Bank, the event housed around ten art vendors. Vendors and attendees were bundled up trying to beat the cold.

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Rocket girls win twice, improve to 4-0

Behind 33 points from Emma Barney and Andrea Cecil, the Oak Harbor Rockets raced out to an early lead and defeated Edison 49-34 in Sandusky Bay Conference action last week.

The Rockets, who are now 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the league, got off to a fast start and held a 17-8 lead after one quarter before pushing their advantage to 31-17 at the half.

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Guide to Local Activities for Children & Adults Call for Events

In 2006, Port Clinton Recreation Department and Port Clinton City Schools designed the first ever Guide to Local Activities. The guide was so well received by the local community the Guide has expanded thanks to a partnership with Magruder Hospital and the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce. The 2014 Guide is in the works and local agencies are asked to submit their entries for the guide. Submissions must be events for children and adults in the Port Clinton City School District area. The 2014 Guide will feature activities for all ages sponsored by local organizations and businesses as well as Magruder Hospital, Port Clinton City School District, Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, and Port Clinton Recreation Department.  

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Lakers drop 2nd straight game, fall to 1-3

Despite getting 22 points from Erin Lavelle, the Danbury Lakers fell to Ottawa Hills 58-46 in Toledo Area Athletic Conference action last week.

The Green Bears, who got 16 points apiece from Olivia Van Slooten and Allie Dewire and 14 from Foster Smith, took a 14-6 lead after the first quarter and led 31-14 at halftime.

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