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Museum open extended hours

Tidying the exterior of the Ottawa County Museum in preparation for the Tall Ships Weekend.

The Ottawa County Museum, 126 W. Third St. in Port Clinton, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30 through Sept. 2.

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Rockets defeat Redskins in volleyball

The Oak Harbor Varsity Volleyball team defeated Port Clinton in three games Tuesday night:  25-22, 25-17, 25-22.  Leading the team with kills was Rebekah Rayburn with 10.  Athena Eli brought the Rockets back into the game with a serving spree and came away with 5 aces and 14 total digs.

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Waterworks Park

In response to the Aug. 15 Beacon article regarding the Waterworks Park development, we would like to make a couple of comments regarding why the million dollar development would not be conducive for full and part-time residents.

Most residents along E. Perry Street are against the development and so are we. We love the small town ambience and flavor of the city and always feel welcome and privileged to be part of this town on the Lake Erie shore. This is heaven for us. The disturbance of the community/city would be an unwelcoming event and make it not ours or any middle class folks choice of choosing.

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Downtown planters

As my wife and I were walking through downtown Port Clinton the night of Aug. 21 we were struck by the lack of care (watering) that some of the large planters were receiving. Plants in some of the planters looked very nice, indicating that some business owners were caring for them. Others, however, (including several located in front of some of the few remaining viable businesses downtown) looked very sad. The flowers were not in good shape and not very attractive. 

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Port Clinton class of 1963 reunion

Port Clinton Class of 1963 is having their 50th Class Reunion and are unable to locate some of their classmates. If anyone knows any of the following classmates and can provide information to contact them please call Alice (Lowe) Meier at 419-734-1972 or Dave Thompson at 419-385-1693:

Gaile Miller Boblet, Dennis Buckwalter, Eddie Buxton, Linda McGlothlin Deneau, Sandra Runyon Elswick, Geraldine Younce Kreager, Linda Chaffin Lape, David Leighton, Stanley Mike Mista and Anita Montano Ortiz.

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Bicentennial Celebration is here

Playfair and Pathfinder

It has been 200 years since there has been such a momentous gathering of people and ships on the north coast of Ohio. In 1813, in the waters off of South Bass Island, there was a great naval battle. For the next dozen days we celebrate that battle’s legacy of peace. In the past 200 years, the battles fought in our peaceful Lake Erie waters have largely been confined to those of fishermen vs. walleye.

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Three tips to get the most from your Medicare plan in 2014

By Steve Gulas, Bolte Insurance

• Evaluate your Part D prescription drug plan. This is much easier than most people think. It is important to make certain your existing medications will still be covered on your present plan for 2014. Also check to see if there are other plans that may offer a lower premium and out-of-pocket drug cost savings. You can do this by going to www.bolteinsurance.com and click compare Medicare health and drug plans. This tool will allow you to make an easy side by side comparison of your present plan. Presently there are about 30 Part D prescription drug plans to choose from.

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