Black Swamp Bird Observatory celebrates 20th anniversary

Guest speaker Joe Duff of Operation Migration draws a raffle winner for Kim Kaufman of BSBO. 

On Saturday evening at the Catawba Island Club, Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) celebrated 20 years of bird conservation. The evening honored BSBO, its volunteers and featured keynote speaker Joe Duff, co-founder and CEO of Operation Migration. 

Guy Denny, retired chief of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and President of the Ohio Natural Areas and Preserves Association, was the Master of Ceremony for the evening.


Birthday celebration for a good cause

Local business owner Michelle Kodak is about to celebrate a milestone birthday, her 40th. To honor the occasion, she is inviting the community to participate in a collection for Cleveland’s homeless. Kodak owns The Cakery's Bakery at 109 Madison Street in Port Clinton. Now through Oct. 22, she is collecting new socks for men, women, and children, along with warm hats and gloves,mittens, coats, bottled water, basic toiletries, and for children living in shelters coloring books and crayons or books to read. 


Waiver days approved for Port Clinton Schools

The Port Clinton Board of Education voted to approve two waiver days for the Port Clinton City School District at their Monday, Oct.7, meeting

A waiver day is a day approved by the Ohio Department of Education in order to provide Professional Development for staff. This year, Port Clinton City Schools requested waiver days to provide staff training necessary for implementation of several state and federal educational mandates.


St. John Lutheran Marblehead Women of the ELCA Annual Ham Loaf Sale

St. John Lutheran Women of the ELCA in Marblehead is having their annual ham loaf sale. It is $7 for a package of four individual loaves. To order call Linda Merckens at 419-732-9977. When ordering leave your name, phone number and the number of packages desired. The pick up for the ham loaves will be at the church on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9-11 a.m.


Marblehead Zombies

Marblehead Zombies, a haunted house style event, will be held on Friday, Oct. 25, from 7 p.m-midnight,  at US Coast Guard Station Marblehead, 606 Prairie Street. The cost of admission for "Marblehead Zombies" is two canned good items that will be donated to the local food bank. 

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ICS says “Let’s stomp out bullying”

Immaculate Conception School Participated in Blue Shirt Day with World Day of Bullying Prevention on Monday, Oct. 7. The students were asked to wear a blue shirt to show their solidarity in stopping bullying and cyber bullying in our school, in our community, and in our world.  Immaculate Conception School has conducted several programs in the past year to reaffirm a zero tolerance within the school for bullying of any sort.


Downtown Port Clinton Trick or Treat Oct. 26

All young ghouls and goblins are invited to come downtown to trick or treat on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1-3 p.m.  There will be pumpkins in participating business’ windows and orange and black balloons. Over 250 children participated in 2012 and even more children and their families are encouraged for this year’s Downtown event.  For more information, contact Main Street Port Clinton at 419-734-5503.


Frank and Elma Cuevas celebrate 45 years of marriage

On Saturday, Sept. 21, the Cuevas children and grandchildren recognized their beloved parents and grandparents, Frank and Elma Cuevas with a celebration in honor of their 45th wedding anniversary. After a blessing of renewal vows, a dinner and dance were celebrated with 100 close friends and family at The Vineyard on Catawba Community Center.


Redskins volleyball 10.12

The Lady Redskins volleyball team was in action Saturday in a quad meet at Northwood. They finished the day winning 1 and losing 2. The Lady Redskins defeated Toledo Waite 25-10 and 25-7. The Lady Redskins fell to Northwood 25-27 and 22-25. They also fell to Lakota 12-25 and 17-25. 


Graytown Building alive with children again

Pictured above (from left to right) at the front of the former Graytown Elementary School, and now North Point’s new regional operations hub is B-C-S Superintendent Guy Parmigian, B-C-S Board Member Kim Dusseau, North Point Governing Board Member Carole Kuns, and North Point Superintendent Douglas Crooks.

The sale of the former Graytown Elementary School building (located at 1661 N. Walker Street) was officially completed on Monday evening, October 7th.  The building was sold to the North Point Educational Service Center after their Governing Board took action on Monday evening to approve a purchase agreement already approved by the Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education.

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