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Fabulous Flea Market at Lakeview Park

Saturday’s 4th Annual Fabulous Flea Market and Artists and Crafters Show was sponsored by the Women of Faith of Faith Methodist Church and held in Lakeview City Park in Port Clinton. All 100 vendor spaces were sold out. Community Market grilled food, Underwood’s Grill served ice cream, and Newman’s Kettle Corn popped corn. The hot weather didn’t deter people from coming out, as the event was busy with vendors and consumers.

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Fishing remains good in the Western Basin

June 21st was the first day of summer, and the temperatures are rising. It was a cooler than normal spring here in the Port Clinton area, but it feels like that is behind us now. As the water temperatures rise and get into the 70’s the big walleye are starting to move to the deeper/cooler waters to the east. As of last week the water temperature in this area was 66-69 degrees off shore.

At this time there are still plenty of big fish to be found in the Western Basin. From west of the islands, in and around Niagara Reef, C Can, to the northeast up to the red  buoy North of North Bass is still producing great catches with several “Fish Ohio’s” in the bunch. Those with Canadian licenses are having much success on both sides of Pelee Island as well. If you don’t have a Canadian license, you can fish the Canadian line between North Bass and Middle Island by either trolling or drift casting crawler harnesses or trolling with spoons and crankbaits for nice sized walleye.

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Hot Shots photography studio opens in Port Clinton

Left to right: Roseann Hickman, Main Street Port Clinton president; Bill Rigoni; Kelly Rigoni; Lee Vivod, Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce president; Port Clinton Mayor Vincent Leone. 

On Friday evening The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce (PCACC) held a ribbon cutting for Hot Shots Photography & Design, located at 210 Madison Street in downtown historic Port Clinton.

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Workshop to highlight federal government sub-contracting opportunities

Small business owners are encouraged to attend a free workshop that will detail sub-contracting opportunities available through Test Facilities, Operations, Maintenance and Engineering (TFOME), a NASA prime contractor responsible for the maintenance and operation of NASA’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky. TFOME has work available for qualified small businesses and will have their purchasing manager and/or program manager on site on the day of the seminar.

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Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad celebrates 50th anniversary

Cedar Point hosted a special ceremony on Saturday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad.  Cedar Point Vice President and General Manager John Hildebrandt led the ceremony, joined by everyone’s favorite beagle, Snoopy, and the Osburn family of Columbus, who were chosen from the crowd to be the guest conductors.

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Capturing the Mississippi

June 17

We have just completed our 10th day on the river and are feeling great. Our daily routine is to wake up at 6:30 and get on the water by 8 a.m. We try to complete roughly 30 miles per day and average about 5 m.p.h., so we spend about 6-9 hours on the water each day. Once we're done for the day we are usually exhausted. Until yesterday, towns in northern Minnesota on the river were each about 5 days apart. Now, though, they are getting closer and we couldn't be happier.

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Women in Conservation

Women of different ages and experience levels joined Ottawa Soil & Water Conservation District at the Oak Harbor Conservation Club, Wednesday, June 19, for the third session of the “Women in Conservation” series. This session specialized in giving women an opportunity to fire handguns and to shoot archery. Before the activities began, Bob Rogers from the Catawba Sporting Goods store gave a safety talk on how to properly handle a firearm in order to prevent misfire and injury.

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Ottawa County “Home Delivered Meal Program” honored

Ottawa County Senior Resources announces that the Meals On Wheels Association of America has nationally recognized their March For Meals campaign. Ottawa County Home Delivered Meals Program received the Silver Award for $650 for their efforts to engage county seniors and a local business in the fight to end senior hunger. March For Meals is an annual campaign to raise awareness and generate community support around the importance of a nutritious meal and social connection to keeping homebound and hungry seniors more healthy and independent in their own homes. This year, the Meals On Wheels Association singled out 199 programs’ campaigns for their success.

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Gem Beach to Rock Saturday, August 17

Gem Beach Rocks VI is fast approaching. The annual event featuring classic rock, food and cold beverage will be held on the shores of Lake Erie at Gem Beach on Catawba Island on August 17 from noon to 8 p.m. This year’s headliner band is Wally and the Beavs. The rest of the line-up includes The Reese Daily Band from Put-in-Bay, The Junk and Ronnie Howard with Cruisin’.

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