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PORTS committee announces events for Port Clinton's Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial

P.O.R.T. S. Committee:
Front: Co-chairman Debbie Hymore-Tester, Dave Mehl, Kate Bauer, Co-chairman Bill VanDerGiessen, Dave Sorg
Back: Ed Verkin, Don Clemons, Bill Yuhaz, Bill Moon, John Schaffner, Jim Hansen

The P.O.R.T.S. Committee (People Organizing the Return of the Tall Ships) announces events for Port Clinton’s Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial, marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie and the gallant victory won by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry of the American Navy.

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Sound off Waterworks Park

Having just read the review of the Waterworks Park/downtown Port Clinton proposal, all I can say is "let's get started". Having been coming to the area for 60 years and being a property owner for 30 years, I have watched the decline of a thriving community and so many local residents fight attempts to reinvent the area and bring new jobs and businesses here. All I can imagine is that those fighting this all have secure employment and don't mind that most young people have to leave their hometown to find employment. This proposal seems to be a good response to many of the fears of local residents. Local residents will have full access and improved facilities like an amphitheater, boardwalk and viewing platforms, the city can LEASE Washington Properties the land, and the plan takes into account year round usage. Sounds like a home run to me!

Susan McKenna

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Sound off

Thank you 

I would like to thank the Port Clinton central committee members of the Ottawa County Democratic Party for appointing me to complete the open Ward 3 council term and to run for that position on the November 5th ballot. With the exception of four years, I have lived in Port Clinton all of my professional life as a teacher for the Port Clinton City School System. As a retiree, I have the background and the time to devote to the important decisions now facing the citizens. 

Sincerely,

Margaret Phillips,

Port Clinton

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Redskin football players assist Perkins Township police

Left to right: Perkins Township Police Chief Kenneth Klamar, Jesse Escabedo, Emerson Lowe, Darius Daniels and Lieutenant Vince Donald of the Perkins Township Police Department. 

At the Perkins Township Board of Trustees meeting on Aug. 13, Jesse Escadebo, Emmerson Lowe and Darius Daniels were each presented with Citizens Recognition Awards for assisting the Perkins Township police by chasing a suspect and providing information which led to the apprehension of a woman involved in a theft July 24 at the Chipotle restaurant in Perkins Township.

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Halupki Festival 2013

Helen Jean Cooley of Marblehead is keeping us safe with her beautiful pysanky.

Holy Assumption Orthodox Church in Marblehead on Sunday held the annual Halupki Festival, a celebration of Carpatho-Russian foods and culture. The festival at the oldest Orthodox church in Ohio featured not only halupki (cabbage rolls) and other foods such as pierogi and poppy seed rolls, but also day-long polka music and the art of pysanky, intricately decorated Ukranian Easter eggs.

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Grand opening and ribbon cutting for Fowl Foolers Aug. 22

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the grand opening of Fowl Foolers located at 2435 E. Gill Road in Port Clinton.  The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 5 p.m.  Grand opening festivities including discounts and raffles will be taking place throughout the evening until 7 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.

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Firelands Symphony free outdoor concert

The Firelands Symphony and acclaimed jazz trumpeter Byron Stripling will be having a free family concert and Louis Armstrong Tribute on Sun., Aug. 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the BGSU Firelands campus in Huron. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy this New Orleans-style jazz by one of the foremost jazz trumpeters in the country. In case of rain, the event will move inside to the Sandusky State Theatre at 7:30 p.m.  Check the FSO website, www.FirelandsSymphony.com for updates. This is a no-alcohol event. For more information,call the Firelands Symphony Orchestra at 419-621-4800.

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ESOL classes offered at Vanguard

Adults whose first language is not English are invited to come to ESOL classes (English for Speakers of Other Languages). These free classes are held every Monday & Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Career & Technology Center, 1306 Cedar Street, Fremont, in Room 126. Classes are enjoyable and taught by a qualified teacher. To register for orientation, call 419.334.6901 ext. 2701 or ext. 2703. Classes begin on Sept.9.

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