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ODNR keeps Ohio's waters safer with Sober Boater effort

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently participated in Operation Dry Water, a nationwide crackdown to remove impaired boaters from public waterways June 28-30.

ODNR Division of Watercraft officers contacted boaters on 456 vessels and made 10 arrests for boating under the influence (BUI). As with motor vehicle operators, boat operators in Ohio are considered legally intoxicated if their blood alcohol limit reaches 0.08 percent.

Watercraft officers also issued 121 citations and 423 boating safety warnings, as well as nine drug-related violations. There were no boating-related fatalities in Ohio during the 2013 Operation Dry Water weekend.

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PCWAC Arts and Crafts show

The Port Clinton Women’s Club’s Annual Arts and Crafts Show will be held on Sunday July 14, at Lakeview Park in Port Clinton. The show will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. 

A variety of artists and crafters will be participating in the 30th annual show. Some of the crafts on display include woodworking, ceramics, baskets, candles, jewelry, watercolor paintings and much, much more. Safe Schnauzer Rescue will also be on hand. The Rotary Perch Wagon will be providing its famous perch lunch during the show so that visitors can make an afternoon of the event. 

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Kalahari’s Summer Splash celebration offers unique African-inspired activities

Kalahari Resorts, Sandusky’s authentically African themed waterpark and resort, is commemorating the season with the Summer Splash, a one world celebration of African music, food and art. The Summer Splash includes a series of family events and daily activities designed to entertain, educate and provide guests with a richer appreciation for the African continent.

 Now through Labor Day Kalahari guests can experience activities including safari animal interactions with exotic wildlife and elephant encounters, African mask making, kite flying, a chef’s harvest featuring the foods of Africa; limbo contests, dance competitions, music jams with distinct African rhythm and Kalahari character visits.

 “The Kalahari Resorts waterpark concept was inspired by our family’s annual trips to Africa and our unique experiences with the continent’s land, culture and customs,” said Travis Nelson, spokesperson for Kalahari Resorts. “The Summer Splash is our family’s way of sharing this worlds-away experience and celebrating the spirit of Ubuntu – an African belief that we are all interconnected and part of one world. These activities will provide our guests with experiences they can only find at Kalahari Resorts.”

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Justin Beach of Port Clinton and LSSU presents at international conference

Students and faculty from Lake Superior State University's Lukenda School of Business presented at a recent international conference. They pose here with the International Bridge as a backdrop. The fifth annual Inter-Institutional Teaching and Learning Conference attracted experts from three Sault-area colleges and universities – Sault College, Algoma University, and Lake Superior State University – for presentations on how to learn and teach outside of conventional approaches. They took their shared perspectives in business, dance, ethics, and student retention to the conference. From left are Justin Beach of Port Clinton, Helena Wollan, marketing professor Valerie Philips, international business professor Ralf Wilhelms, Kristin Stempky and Cameron Penny. Photo by LSSU’s John Shibley.

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Janet Reed to be ordained

Janet Reed of Marblehead has been called to the ministry and has completed her studies at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Reed will be ordained on Tuesday, July 16, as an Elder in the church. After her ordination Reed will continue as interim Pastor at the Port Clinton Church of the Nazarene, located at 205 West 4th Street in Port Clinton. Reed will lead services in Port Clinton on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. There will be a reception in the Church Hall in her honor on Sunday, July 21, after services.

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PCAAC Classic Car Show on Aug. 3

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 20th Annual Classic Car Show on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown historic Port Clinton.  The event has been renamed the Jerry Lippus Memorial Car Show in honor of Jerry Lippus (Mr. Downtown), who organized the event in previous years before passing away in November 2007 from cancer.

Cars, trucks and bikes from virtually every era and every make will be on display on Madison Street.  Proud owners will be polishing their vehicles and waxing eloquently about the history and renovations of their unique vehicles. A DJ will be playing tunes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  There will be a  50/50 drawing every hour beginning at 11 a.m. and door prizes will be awarded every hour beginning at 11:30 a.m.

 In recent years, the shows have hosted an average of over 150 cars and trucks.  Vehicle registration is $10 with a portion of the registration fees being donated to the Port Clinton 4th of July Fireworks and Main Street Port Clinton in honor of Jerry Lippus.  Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 cars at check-in. For those who register and pay before June 30, there will be a free t-shirt.

For more information, contact the Chamber at 419-734-5503 or go to www.portclintonchamber.com to download a vehicle registration form.

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