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First ever Perry's Victory Races Aug. 11

On Sunday, Aug. 11, Put-in-Bay’s First Ever Sprint Triathlon, Sprint Duathlon, Kids Duathlon and Kids FUN Run are being held on South Bass Island. This event is a good one for first time du/triathletes as well as seasoned veterans. The race may be entered individually or by two or three person relay teams.

Perry's Victory Races offer an opportunity to get the family together one last time before the kids go back to school. The route has been designed to take runners on a scenic tour of the historic island of Put-in-Bay. For first time visitors to Put-in-Bay, it is a great way to explore the island. Frequent island guests will experience some less traveled parts of the island. The hub of the race is on the lawn of the Peace Garden at Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial. All participants, families and friends can join into activities for the Bi-Centennial celebration at Perry’s Memorial after the races.

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Truth Ministries Food Pantry and Resale Shop featured by Marblehead Bank

The Marblehead Bank is featuring Truth Ministries Food Pantry and Resale Shop with displays in the lobby of their branch office located of Bridge Road during regular business hours from Aug. 5- Aug. 16. The Marblehead Bank has established this marketing program to provide the opportunity for area businesses to positively promote their business by displaying their wares in the branch lobby

An act of kindness and or charity is worth its weight in gold. In these trying economic times, so many people from different walks of life are finding it more and more difficult to survive the day to day financial pressures of taking care of their loved ones and themselves.

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Stein Hospice annual Pet Expo

“Hot dog” races, a doggy fashion show and lots of treats for 2-and 4-legged friends will be at the Paws Up Pet Expo fundraiser for Stein Hospice, presented by Petco Foundation.

This year Stein Hospice is holding its annual Pet Expo on a new date, Saturday, Aug. 24, and at a new location, the Sandusky Bay Pavilion, adjacent to Battery Park Marina. Pet owners and pets will have the fun, informational and educational displays that have been the Expo’s trademark. 

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Ribbon Cutting for Dalena Buchman Beaut’e

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony Dalena Buchman Beaut’e located at 1400 E. Perry Street in Port Clinton on Friday, Aug. 2.  Representatives from the Chamber congratulated owners Dalena and Jeff Buchman on their grand opening and commitment to our community.

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Walleye and perch fishing still great in the Western Basin

Larry Crum Jr., happy with his catch

It’s been a strange fishing season this year. Normally we have to chase the nomadic walleye around to different areas of the lake as they follow their forage base, but this season they have been staying in relatively the same areas for a couple of months. The east side of Pelee Island and the weather buoy have been consistently holding walleye for many months. While the size of fish on Northwest Reef or the “Kidney” as it’s referred to, are smaller than earlier in the year, they are still being caught there. Reports of nice size walleye are being caught on the reefs out in front of Port Clinton, too.

The perch have been moving around a lot more this season, but can still be found in and around the islands, all around Pelee Island and over near Vermilion and Huron.

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Sandusky Art Walk

Behind the counter with customers is Amy Kahler Hefflinger co-owner of Brick Gallery

On Thursday, Aug. 1, Sandusky hosted its monthly Art Walk downtown. The Sandusky Art Walk takes place the first Thursday of the month, May through December. From Washington Park down Columbus Avenue down to the waterfront and in surrounding areas artists and art lovers wandered the streets. In between visiting vendors and dodging rain, participants visited local businesses along the route of the Art Walk.

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The Legacy of Lenny Thom

Mary Ellen Frawley, younger sister of Lenny Thom, aboard “Thomcat”

On Tuesday, two of the legacies of Lenny Thom met for the first time. Mary Ellen Frawley, 81, formerly of Sandusky and now of North Olmsted, was just 14 years old when her big brother Lenny died in a car-train accident. 

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Fishing Derby at the Fair

Kaylee Laubacher, daughter of Jeremy and Laura Laubacher of Oak Harbor, at the fishing derby.

On Sunday, July 20th, at the Ottawa County Fair, the Oak Harbor FFA and Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District sponsored the annual Kids Fishing Derby. One hundred kids participated this year, some fishing for their first time. The Senior Fair Board stocked the racetrack pond with catfish so that the kids would have a pretty good chance of reeling in the big one. The largest catfish pulled in that morning weighed in at 6 ½ pounds.

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Community invited to meeting on Downtown Revitalization Plan Aug. 15

Members of the community are invited to give input on the Physical Environment and Social (Promotions) Environment components of the Downtown Revitalization Plan.  Members of the community, Main Street Port Clinton and the City are working together to put a plan in place for revitalization of the Downtown. The Plan will be based on the Four Point Main Street Approach. Important physical environment (design) ideas will be discussed such as vehicular/pedestrian traffic, streetscape/greenspace, lighting, signage, gateways, street furniture/fixtures, parking, and building/infrastructure conditions.  Important social (promotions) environment ideas will be discussed such as general image, target markets, special events, retail events, and tourism. 

The meeting is on Thursday, August 15th at 7 p.m. at City Hall, Council Chambers, 1868 East Perry Street, Port Clinton. Please contact Jennifer Porter at the City at 419-734-5522 ext. 239 with any questions.

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