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Bataan Primary Elementary held Kindergarten and New Student Orientation on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Here Judy Johannsen, Port Clinton City Schools, scans Isabelle Auvil's finger for the cafeteria biometric system that works via finger scan. 

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Thank you VFW

Frank Moravcik and his great polka band have been helping the VFW Post 7572 Ladies Auxiliary Fight for the Cure since 2000. Ohio District 9 Post 7572 President Debbie Garrard and members of the Ladies Auxiliary are dedicated to the cancer program. The third Saturday of August with Frank’s music and dancing is a fun way to fight for the cure.

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Port Clinton lighthouse

The talk around PC these past few weeks has been the proposed development in Water Works Park. Two weeks ago Mike Rose and his team presented their concept for revitalizing the city at a packed public meeting at the Elks Lodge.

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Raining Cats & Dogs this weekend

On Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10-2 p.m.at the Community Markets parking lot on Maple Street in Port Clinton the Humane Society of Ottawa County will host a “Raining Cats and Dogs” fundraiser. In addition to a K-9 demonstration, face paintings, and “Puppy Chow”, all school-age children (including college students) bringing a pet supply item for the dog house will receive an entry per item for a drawing for a$25 back-to-school gift card.

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Ex Libris and Jill’s Bakery featured at Marblehead Bank

The Marblehead Bank is featuring Ex Libris and Jill’s Bakery with displays in the lobby of their branch office located on Bridge Road during regular business hours. Ex Libris will have a display Aug. 19-30 and Jill’s will have a display on Aug. 23-30. The Marblehead Bank has established this marketing program to provide the opportunity for area businesses to positively promote their business.

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For Stan Galliher, community involvement makes a difference

Stan Galliher moved to Port Clinton in Nov. 2012 and has been enjoying the community ever since.  Port Clinton offered various activities Stan was interested in and that’s what drew him to the area. He’s had the chance to explore and meet many in the community.  He began his journey by participating in the United Way Volleyball challenge and served as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army. Stan joined Lake Point Baptist Church where he has met many people including his adopted family. He has continued to get involved in the community by participating in a walk for Autism and joining the Ottawa County Relay for Life “Little Victories team” (Ottawa County Board of DD).

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Community calendar Aug. 22-28

Thursday Aug 22

Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council Art Walk
WHAT: This month’s theme is the Battle of Lake Erie
WHEN: 5-8 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown Port Clinton
INFO: www.portclintonarts.org

Huntley Brown
WHAT: International Christian concert pianist
WHEN: 8:15 p.m.
WHERE: Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside
INFO: 419-798-4461 or lakesideohio.com

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Coastlines calendar Aug. 22-28

Aug, Mon-Fri

Wolcott House Tours, Wolcott House, Marblehead

Aug, Tues-Sat

Daytime Island Hopping Cruise, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky

Aug, Tuesdays

Tuesday Evening Sunset Cruise, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky

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Bikers for JDRF

It has long been said that bikers are very generous to charities that support children, and this year is no different. FriendShip Food Stores teams with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) for the fourth annual motorcycle poker run on Saturday, Aug. 24th at Margaritaville in Sandusky. The ride will begin with the registration and staging of motorcycles at 12 noon. The last bike must be out by 2:30 p.m. The run will proceed from Margaritaville to five Friendship Food Store locations. First stop will be in Port Clinton, then on to Norwalk, Wakeman, Vermilion, and one Sandusky store. All bikes are to return to Margaritaville to turn in their poker hands no later than 4:30 p.m.

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