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Marblehead Summerfest this weekend

The Marblehead Summerfest will take place from 4 to 10 p.m. June 28; from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 29; and from noon to 8 p.m. June 30 in James Park.

There will be amusement rides, a midway, Bar-B-Que Traveler’s chicken and ribs at the shelter house, vendors, raffles and entertainment at the beer tent overlooking James Park. 

For more information, call Linda 419-734-6131, Judy 419-798-4163 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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“Walk to Remember” children

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The Compassionate Friends of Ottawa County (TCF) is joining with dozens of chapters and thousands of bereaved across the country this summer in a one-mile “Walk to Remember” their children, brothers and sisters, grandchildren, and other family members who have died. The Ottawa County Walk will be held Sunday, July 7, at Lakeview Park in Port Clinton.

As the world’s largest self-help bereavement organization, The Compassionate Friends offers friendship, understanding, and hope to families that have experienced the death of a child at any age from any cause. There are more than 650 chapters in the United States. The local walk is being held in conjunction with The Compassionate Friends National Conference Walk to Remember® in Boston, MA, where as many as 1,500 are expected to walk July 7th.


Locally, walk coordinators are expecting more than 150 participants to meet at Lakeview Park. The walk begins promptly at 1 p.m. with registration beginning at noon. Following the walk, participants will join for a potluck and short memorial service.

“Whether someone walks one mile or a couple hundred feet is not important,” says chapter leader Roseann Hickman, “What is important is that we have taken this time to join with family and friends who care that an important person, a child, is missing from our lives. We are joining with bereaved families and friends walking in unity in states across our country to remember all children who died too soon, no matter their age or cause of death.”

Registration is required for the event and a registration form can be received by contacting Roseann Hickman at 419-308-4690 or you can pick up the form at Perfect Color, 90 N. Madison Street, Port Clinton. Cost of registration is $10 and walkers will be given a walk bib. Walkers who pre-register will be given a tshirt also.

The chapter is accepting pledges from the community, as well as walkers, to help support outreach and chapter activities. Anyone wishing to make a pledge or who would like additional information about the walk or The Compassionate Friends of Ottawa County may call Roseann Hickman at 419-308-4690

For more information about the national organization and locations of its chapters nationwide, call 877-969-0010 or visit TCF’s national website at www.compassionatefriends.org. The Compassionate Friends has a presence in at least 30 countries worldwide.

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Wounded Warrior Project fishing trip this Saturday

This Saturday local charter Captains are donating boats and time to the Wounded Warriors Project. At 7 a.m. the boats will leave with from Camp Perry for a day of fishing on Lake Erie. Back at Camp Perry there will be a fish fry, DJ, raffles and door prizes. Each Warrior attendee will receive a special gift from each of the Captains as a special reminder of their weekend at the Lake.


Mark Brumbaugh, a Professional Walleye Angler sponsored by Lund Boats and Mercury Marine, will be present and take one group of Warriors on his own fishing boat. The Warriors will have the opportunity to meet Brumbaugh and take photos with him at Camp Perry.

The vision of the Wounded Warrior Project is “to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation\\\'s history,” and its goals are:

• To raise awareness and enlist the public\\\'s aid for the needs of injured service members.
• To help injured service members aid and assist each other.
• To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

For more information or to make donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

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The House of Healing and Bruno’s Pizza

The Marblehead Bank is featuring Bruno’s Pizza and House of Healing with displays in the lobby of their branch located on Bridge Road during regular business hours from June 24th through July 6. The Marblehead Bank has established this marketing program to provide the opportunity for area businesses to positively  promote their business by designing in their branch lobby.

The House of Healing is a wellness facility located at 818 W. Main St. in downtown Marblehead that was established in 2006. Since that time, owner Jennifer Collins has been helping people achieve a balance of mind, body and spirit through massage therapy, Reiki and other healing modalities.


The House of Healing offers a variety of therapies to assist in one’s wellness journey and help reduce or eliminate painful issues. Also offered are couples massage, hot stone therapy and the use of essential oils.

Jennifer is a licensed massage therapist. She received her training at the Northwest Academy of Massotherapy in Maumee. Jennifer has lived in the area for ten years.  

A new addition to the staff at the House of Healing is Julia Smirnov, MBA. Julia specializes in skin care. Visits are by appointment only, Monday through Saturday. Contact Jennifer at 419-798-4103. Small groups are welcomed for special occasions and are a personal favorite of Jennifer’s.

Bruno’s Pizzeria is a full service Italian Restaurant located at 726 W. Main St. in downtown Marblehead. The restaurant was established in 2009 and is owned by Brian Strayer.

Bruno’s offers indoor and outdoor dining as well as a mezzanine level party and conference room, boasting a fun-friendly dining atmosphere where you can test your skills on arcade games while enjoying pizza, subs, salads and pasta.

Wine and beer tastings are popular along with fundraising events, birthday parties and rehearsal dinners. Check out their website: www.mybrunospizza.com. 

Bruno’s is open daily at 11 a.m., closing at 10 p.m. during the week and 11 p.m. on the weekends. They offer delivery service to the entire Marblehead peninsula as well as Danbury Township and Catawba Island. You can also call in your order for pick up at 419-798-1000 and online ordering is coming soon.

Bruno’s was voted “Best pepperoni pizza in Ottawa County” in the 2012 Pizza Challenge and received second place honors for the “People’s Choice Award” in the 2010 Pizza Challenge.

Area business owners may contact Marblehead Bank’s Lori Fletcher or Sherila Carr at the Peninsula branch at 419-732-6263 for further details of their business feature program and to reserve a time slot for their display. There is no charge to the business for this marketing opportunity.

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Camp NEOSA and other Salvation Army programs

On June 19th, 37 children got up early, loaded onto a chartered bus filled with snacks & movies, and headed to Camp NEOSA in Carrollton, OH, for five days filled with swimming, canoeing, hiking, outside sport activities, singing, role-playing and arts & crafts.


Camp NEOSA (Northeast Ohio Salvation Army) is one of the many programs offered by The Salvation Army-Port Clinton Service Unit. Camp NEOSA provides an atmosphere where campers learn skills for developing physically, socially and spiritually. The camp is aimed at helping campers learn good health habits and provides an opportunity for them to contribute to and receive from a group living experience. Campers participate in activities that stimulate creativity and foster independence. The Port Clinton Service Unit has provided this opportunity to approximately 35-40 campers each year for the past sixteen years.

Currently, the Salvation Army is taking applications for the “Tools for School” program and needs bell ringers for their “Christmas in July” campaign, July 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28.

To volunteer or for more information, contact Maureen Saponari at 419-732-ARMY (2769) or stop in at 1854 E. Perry Street,Suite # 800, Port Clinton.

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Lakeside Chautauqua season opens with Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group

Beginning this weekend, Lakeside Chautauqua’s Hoover Auditorium hosts a variety of musicians, comedians, illusionists, dancers and bands nightly. Visit www.lakesideohio.com for a list of 2013 entertainers. 

Purchasing a Daily or Season Chautauqua Pass grants access to all evening shows in Hoover Auditorium. Just present the Chautauqua Pass upon entering Hoover Auditorium. 

A Daily Chautauqua Pass is $19 for adults and $13.25 for youth (ages 12-18) per day. Children under age 12 and guests over the age of 90 are free. Chautauqua Passes may be purchased in advance at www.lakesideohio.com or upon entering the gates of Lakeside Chautauqua. To park on the grounds, a Daily Auto Pass is required for $8 per day (shuttle available). Free, limited parking is available at Danbury High School (no shuttle). This week’s Hoover Auditorium entertainment will include:

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Star Spangled Squirt Gun Run

The Port Clinton High School Class of 2015 will be holding the first Star Spangled Squirt Gun Run/Walk 5K on Thursday, July 4. This unique race will feature squirt gun-wielding volunteers along the route, providing a way for runners to beat the heat. Proceeds from the event will go towards class activities, including prom and senior picnic, ensuring that all members of the class are able to experience these lifelong memories.

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Dziak painting juried into National Show

 

“Sunkissed”

Local artist Rick Dziak had his painting “Sunkissed” juried into the Oil Painters of America first annual Salon Show of Traditional Oils, hosted by Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petosky, MI. Over 350 paintings from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, representing the best of oil painting in the world, will be on display. Crooked Tree Art Center (CTAC) has been transformed into a salon-style exhibition space for this prestigious event.

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Federation of Women’s Clubs convention in Lakeside

The 119th annual convention of the Lakeside Federation of Women’s Clubs will be held July 10 in Lakeside. The federation is made up of women’s clubs located in northwest Ohio. Women from this area have been meeting annually since 1894 to hear speakers of interest and to exchange information.

President Joyce Keaton of the Attica Literary Club has chosen “Friends and Memories” for the 2013 convention theme. Since this will be the last convention for this organization, attendees can look forward to being with friends and sharing many fond memories.

The meeting will begin at Green Gables, historic home of the Lakeside Women’s Club. The morning program will feature Raeline Hlaverty from Jeromesville, who will portray Fannie Crosby, the well-known Christian hymn writer. Luncheon will be served at the Lakeside United Methodist Church.

The afternoon speaker will be Raelene Phillips from Fostoria who is known as the Pineapple Lady. She is the author of eight books, all describing a simpler time when extending hospitality was a way of life. Attendees will leave the program knowing why the pineapple became a symbol of hospitality.

Clubs in this area who are participants include the Port Clinton Eighty-Eight Circle, Port Clinton Literary and Social Club, Lakeside Noonday Club, Lakeside Study Club, Lakeside Literature Club and Lakeside Women’s Club.

The convention is open to any interested women. For information and registration, call 740-504-0865 by June 29.

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