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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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Navy Band adds performances in Lakeside and Marblehead

A nine-member ensemble of the United States Navy Band will perform two free concerts on the Marblehead Peninsula on Sunday, Sept. 1. The band will play at 2 p.m. at Hoover Auditorium in Lakeside. Then at 7 p.m. they will perform at the MarbleheadLighthouseState Park. Both concerts are free and open to the public. Guests attending the evening concert are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets as no formal seating will be provided.

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First day of school

Olivia Spencer, Erieyonna Buckley and Katelynne Schau take a break from recess at Bataan Memorial Primary Elementary. The first day of school for the Port Clinton City School District was Monday, Aug.26. Port Clinton City School officials report a very successful start to the 2013-14 school year. For more pictures visit the Photo Album at www.pccsd.net or Port Clinton City School District Facebook Page.

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Perch, Peach, Pierogi & Polka Festival in Port Clinton Aug.30-Sept. 1

2012 Festival 

The 9th annual Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in downtown Port Clinton at 109 E. Perry Street over Labor Day Weekend. This year the event will begin on Friday, Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. The fun, food and polka music will continue on Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1. The festival will be open from 5-11 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

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