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Ohio Bike Week concludes on the North Coast

Ohio Bike Week started as the North Coast Rally and Ohio State H.O.G. of 1999 and 2000. Local interest grew and in 2001 the rally continued as the North Coast Thunder Rally. In 2006 it was renamed Ohio Bike Week and the rally was combined with racing and entertainment. The rally was created to open up Northern Ohio as a diverse tourist destination.

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Lock Dock and Barrel energizes Buckeye Boulevard

Local business owners and friends Mike Miller, Nino Iriti, and Jameson Botimer are breathing new life into a local hot spot. Located at 124 Buckeye Boulevard in Port Clinton at the former home of Nick’s Road House, Lock Dock and Barrel promises to cater to locals and to visitors. “We aim to take care of local customers where they will have a year-round place to go to have a good time, quality food and service and entertainment as well,” says Mike Miller.

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Amazing Island Raise benefits local children

Photo: Ric Powers, Executive Director of Joyful Connections and Connie Cornett, Executive Director of Ottawa County CASA.

Ottawa County CASA and Joyful Connections report that teams are filling up fast for The Amazing Island Raise being held on South Bass Island on Saturday, June 15th. These two non-profit agencies serving local children are teaming up with this fun-filled event to raise funds Put-in-Bay style.

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PCAAC Classic Car Show on Aug. 3

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 20th Annual Classic Car Show on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown historic Port Clinton.  The event has been renamed the Jerry Lippus Memorial Car Show in honor of Jerry Lippus (Mr. Downtown), who organized the event in previous years before passing away in November 2007 from cancer.

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GPAAC invites artists to Appetite for Arts show

The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council is extending an invitation to artists to participate in its annual Appetite for the Arts show, which will be held Aug. 16-18, in the Executive Hangar of the Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport in Port Clinton.

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Tenth anniversary celebration for LESI Welcome Center

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce (PCACC) announces the 10th Anniversary of the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Regional Welcome Center located at 770 SE Catawba Road.  The PCAAC will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, June 13, at 6 p.m.  An open house and an evening of remembrance and fellowship is planned from 5-7 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.  

For more information or to make reservations, contact Cathy by Friday, June 7, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 419.734.4386.

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Port Clinton flag display

The residents of Port Clinton have a strong support system for "Our Country and "Our Veterans". Our city makes the effort to recognize them at every possible opportunity. Such is the case every summer patriotic holiday, when our county organization lines Perry St. and Fremont Rd. with well-over 300 American flags. This is done to honor our fallen soldiers and veterans and to show that the city of Port Clinton has not forgotten the true meaning of these significant holidays.

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Rotary presents donation to Art Council

Photo: left to right: John Madison, PC Rotary Foundation Chair; Carol Morgan, GPCAAC President; Gary Good, PC Rotary President.

At the May 28th Port Clinton Rotary meeting, Rotary presented a $250 donation to The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council (GPAAC). The GPAAC has created many events and projects across Ottawa County, bringing awareness of various aspects of the arts to the various communities.

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ICS is happy to see a familiar face

Principal Mrs. Connie Snyder had a surprise last Friday for the students of Immaculate Conception School. Snyder had the entire school congregate in the school gym last Friday. She told the students that she had a surprise and then opened a door to reveal Sr. Rosemary Hug, S.N.D., former principal of the school. Sr. Rosemary retired from ICS last year and is now living in Wakeman, Ohio, and working at St. Mary’s Parish. There were cheers and squeals of excitement and even a few happy tears. Sister Rosemary was just as delighted to see the kids and to see how much they have grown in a year.

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