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Friends for Port Clinton fundraiser tonight

Those interested learning more about the implications of Issue 6 on the November general election ballot are invited to attend a fundraiser at the Bait House tonight, September 25, from 6-8 p.m. The money raised at the fundraiser will go towards the voting no campaign being run by Friends for Port Clinton.

There will be a cash bar with free appetizers and Northcoast Cigars will be providing a selection of cigars for the event. Tickets at the event are available for donations of $20, $50 or $100.

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PC seniors host 11th annual big band dance

Early reservations are recommended for PC Seniors' 11th annual Big Band Dance to be held on Sunday, November 2, from 2-5 p.m., at the Moose Lodge Hall, 1105 W. Lakeshore Drive, and Port Clinton. This year's theme is Under the Sea. Admission is $10 advance reservation or $12 at the door and includes a hors d’oeuvres buffet, door prizes, and 50/50 raffles. 

The event is sponsored by Moose Lodge 1610 and Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices North Shore and features a 17 piece big band called Night Session. The event is open to the public, but attendees must be 21 or older. The dress code is nice casual or dress up.

Tickets can be purchased at the Port Clinton Senior Center, 320 E. Third Street or by calling Juanita Mills-Persely at 419-341-1080. The hours of the Senior Center are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Magee Marsh Wildlife Area temporary road closure

Access beyond the Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center located at the Magee Marsh Wildlife Area to the beach area, including the boardwalk and beach trails, will be closed according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife.

This portion of Magee Marsh Wildlife Area will be closed in order to provide a quality hunting experience for Ohio’s sportsmen and women.

This road closure is in effect starting Sept. 29 through Oct.6, from Oct. 14 through Nov.1, 2014 and Nov. 10 through Dec. 7. Additionally, the road and beach area will be closed during the controlled youth waterfowl and deer hunts scheduled Oct. 4 and 5, and Nov. 22 and 23.

The remaining Saturdays and Sundays during this time period hunters, anglers and wildlife viewers will be permitted access to the beach area and wildlife trails starting Saturday afternoons after the conclusion of the hunts until sunset, and sunrise to sunset on Sundays.

The Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center and bird center walking trail will remain open for wildlife viewing during the fall hunting season.

For more information about Magee Marsh Wildlife Area or Division of Wildlife programs, visit wildohio.gov.

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PC Pride Clean-up

Thank you to all who participated in the September 21 PC Pride Clean-up of historic downtown Port Clinton!  56 people of all ages, walks of life who have a passion for Port Clinton rolled up their sleeves and picked up liter, cigarette butts, pulled weeds, shoveled and swept the streets making the town sparkle.  Big thank you to Bolte Insurance, RL Morgan Realty Group and Vision Painting for the refreshments and treats.   Please join us October 19 at 1 p.m. at the fountain for our next PC Pride Clean Up!  If you have questions feel free to call Carol 419-341-0979.

Carol Morgan

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Rockets score 24 unanswered points to defeat PC

Port Clinton sophomore Emerson Lowe goes airborne over the Oak Harbor defense.
Photos by Bill Migala.

Trailing by seven points at halftime, Oak Harbor could fold and drop to 0-4 on the season, or it could fight back and take control of its contest with rival Port Clinton.

The Rockets chose the latter, rallying to score 24 consecutive points in its 31-14 defeat of the Redskins in Sandusky Bay Conference action.

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Lakers fall short in comeback attempt versus Edon

Down 27 points midway through the third quarter, the easy thing for the Danbury Lakers to do would’ve been to quit.

Instead, Danbury rallied, cutting the deficit to 13 and 11 points, respectively, before falling short, losing, 54-43, to Edon in Toledo Area Athletic Conference on Friday.

Trailing 48-21, the Lakers drove 60 yards in 10 plays, scoring on Taylon Molnar’s five-yard run up the middle, cutting the deficit to 20 points. 

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Music and art to fill the streets of downtown Port Clinton

Coconuts & Capos playing at the Bait House in June.

Sail into the sunset at the Ark Walk this Thursday, September 25, in downtown Port Clinton with 35 artists, Lake Erie Adventure Play (LEAP) and one of the strongest non-weekend music offerings this fall. The free family-friendly downtown art celebration features artists, live music and galleries, restaurants and other businesses taking part on the fourth Thursday of each month, from 5-8 p.m. This month’s theme is “Sailing into the Sunset.”

Jewelry, children's art, photography and painting are among the featured art. Barbershop quartet Recycle will sing as they stroll around outside at the Art Walk. Indoor music (7-10 p.m.) includes Corduroy Road at McCarthy’s; Coconuts & Capos at Slater’s Madison Street Pub; and the songwriters showcase the Listening Room Local at the Loft at Cielo Grande, with Steve Hall and Ayden Ash of the Naked Bacon Band, Toledo duo Cindy Slee and Aaron Koester (who plays bass with the Toledo Symphony), and host Ron Nisch. 

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