Pickin’ made easy in Gypsum

Bluegrass jam on Friday night.

Going over the tracks on Lake Street there is a sign to lure you into a little known Gypsum gem: Gypsum Crossing Bluegrass. For eight years Dave and Joan Segaard have hosted acoustic, bluegrass jam sessions for anyone who wants to play. 

“We have people from Clyde, Castalia, Gibsonburg and Norwalk who are regulars,” said Dave. “We also had people from Davis Bessee who were here on work stop in because they heard about us; campground visitors too. We draw in a lot of people that are from the area and that are here visiting on vacation.”


Salvation Army

I would like to Thank The Keepers House and Grant and Jodie McCallum for donating the proceeds of the sale of their donated books and coloring books to The Salvation Army Port Clinton Service Unit, serving Ottawa County. Their support in our cause is greatly appreciated and we could not assist those in need in Ottawa County without their support.

Thank you!

Maureen Saponari
Director, Salvation Army Port Clinton Service Unit


Oak Harbor K of C all you can eat breakfast

On Sunday, September 21, the Oak Harbor Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring an all you can eat French toast and sausage family breakfast at St. Boniface Catholic Church beginning at 9 a.m.  The menu will include homemade rolls, homemade applesauce, coffee, hot chocolate and juice.  Donation is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12.  Proceeds will help fund youth programs and activities.


Caregiver Informational Assembly September 24

Being a caregiver is a daunting, but rewarding task. Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus and Ottawa County Senior Resources are partnering to host a Caregiver Informational Assembly to help caregivers through a maze of confusion and frustration. Riverview and Senior Resources encourage caregivers to take this time to find easier solutions so the time spent with the person receiving the care is positive for both individuals.

The event will be held in the Riverview Multipurpose room on Wednesday, September 24, from 12-5 p.m. Presentations will be held throughout the day and the presenters will be able to take questions and provide more information throughout the event. The schedule of presenters is follows:


Lakeside Chautauqua donates to the Danbury Food Pantry

Lakeside Chautauqua’s living arts center, known as the Rhein Center, initiated a project this summer to help the Danbury Food Pantry during a time of urgent need.

The Danbury Food Pantry had its funding cut by 80 percent due to a change in the federal government’s funding formula. The Rev. Jeannine Dress, founder of the food pantry, reported that the new funding is now based on year-round residency instead of unemployment rates. Due to the fact that there are few year-round residents on the Marblehead Peninsula, the new level of funding does not meet the peninsula’s needs.


Lease vs. special event usage

Winston Churchill said, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” That’s what scares me, and it should scare you, too. In November, Port Clinton voters will get a chance to vote on a modest proposal that says that before the city can “sell, lease or otherwise transfer ownership of city park lands,” they must seek approval from voters. Some people want you to believe applications for special event usage constitute a lease or transfer of ownership. Or maybe they just hope that by raising questions they can get you as confused as the mayor claims to be (News Herald August 27, 2014). 


On the record with Port Clinton Mayor Vince Leone

This month Port Clinton Mayor Vince Leone wanted to let the community know the events that unfolded concerning the Senior Center and how he and the administration are moving forward to follow safety and insurance guidelines.

“We have done several projects to improve the environment at the Senior Center; work on the outside of the building, hand rails, leveled ground for the patio and updated the restrooms. We also received Stensen Grant Funds for ADA compliant outside furniture, three trees were planted by the Tree Commission with help from the Boy scouts on Arbor Day and we received funding from solid waste management for planters; we are making serious improvements to make the Senior Center better for our seniors.


Gypsum Day Reunion

On Sunday, September 21, the annual Gypsum Day Reunion will take place at Erie Ottawa Regional Airport located at 3255 E. State Road, Port Clinton. There will be food and refreshments as well as raffles and 50/50 drawings. Raffle prizes include 10 pounds of perch, a case of Mon Ami wine and the ever popular wheelbarrow full of cheer. Tickets are available and you need not be present to win.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a covered dish to share and volunteers are also needed for the event.

For any information regarding the event or to volunteer, call Bill at 419-960-9082.

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