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Relay for Life celebrated in Oak Harbor

This year the American Cancer Society celebrates its 100 year anniversary and in Ottawa County it was celebrated enthusiastically at the Relay for Life at Oak Harbor High School. Fifteen teams raised over $48,000 for cancer research. Over 400 people attended the event which took place starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 7, and ended at noon on Saturday, June 8.

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How fast can you troll?

One important factor when trolling is speed. Some baits are meant to be trolled slow, like a crawler harness. A typical crawler harness is 5 to 6 feet in length with two or sometimes three hooks, colored beads and a plain or painted blade that spins on a clevis.

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PCHS Class of 2013 Celebrates

Commencement for the Port Clinton High School class of 2013 was held on Saturday, June 8, at True-Lay Stadium. Of the class of 141 graduates, 85% plan to go to college, 3% plan to enlist in the military and 11% plan to enter the work force.

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Grand re-opening for Emily's GSE

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce (PCACC) and the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (MPCC) held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Emily’s GSE located at 4062 E. Harbor Road in the Knoll Crest Plaza on Wednesday, June 5. 

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Port Clinton Chamber hosting Open House

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Open House on Thursday, June 20, from 4:30-7 p.m. at 110 Madison Street in downtown historic Port Clinton.  This free event is open to the entire community.  The public is encouraged to stop by to browse the extensive variety of brochures from Chamber members, to pick up money saving coupons, and learn about upcoming events and activities.

Businesses are encouraged to attend to find out more about membership benefits, and to meet the Board of Directors and Chamber staff.  Attendees can enter to win door prizes that evening.  Signature hors d'oeuvres featuring local Chamber restaurants will be served.  For more information, contact 419-734-5503.

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Great Wolf Lodge is taking part in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™

Area residents are invited to join guests staying at the Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky on June 18 to take part in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ to raise awareness about the importance of teaching children to swim.

As an official host location for the fourth year in a row, all Great Wolf Lodge resorts are simultaneously joining hundreds of other aquatics facilities in this unique, annual event. Last year more than 24,870 people worldwide took part. This year participating Great Wolf Lodge guests will the help break the current Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted.

Families interested in taking part in the Swimming Lesson and enjoying a fun-filled morning must RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 14.  Interested participants must provide the number of people in the family and ages of children. Limited number of spaces available. This event is free and will take place in the resort’s outdoor pool from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on June 18.

Great Wolf Lodge is at 4600 Milan Road (US 250), Sandusky. Call 419- 609-6000 for further information or www.greatwolf.com

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Country Gentlemen stylists attend Luminescence class

Debbie Hymore-Tester and Gina Nuhfer, stylists at Country Gentlemen in Port Clinton, were very excited about attending an advanced Luminescence hair coloring class.

Luminescence is a 3D/HD Hair coloring system that has 100% grey coverage with depth and high definition. Luminescent Therapie Karité formulas with Shine Activators™ are a unique system of nourishing care and protection for color treated hair that adds strength, softness and silkiness. Due to its nourishing and reconstructive benefits, natural shea butter or Karité is an active ingredient in all Luminescence formulas.

Karité was originally brought to prominence by the Egyptian queen Nefertiti who claimed that she owed her beauty to Karité. It has been used for centuries for its extraordinary benefits for skin and hair.

Call Country Gentlemen Barber/Beauty Salon at 228 E. 2nd St. Port Clinton, 419-734-6111, for more information or for an appointment.

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MSU and NBA star Greg Kelser and designer Arthur Hills come to CIC June 17th

The Michigan State University Golf Jamboree will be held at Catawba Island Club, Port Clinton, on June 17. The purpose of the event to raise money for student scholarships and also to assist Mr. Greg Kelser with his youth inner-city summer basketball camp. Kelser was a member of the 1979 MSU NCAA Championship  Basketball team and played with Magic Johnson during that season as a forward. Greg was later drafted in the first round of the NBA by the Detroit Pistons, and played six seasons in the NBA. He will be here doing a meet and greet and promoting his new book, “Greg Kelser’s Tales from Michigan State Basketball”.

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Cabela’s National Walleye Tour heads to Port Clinton June 14

Competitive walleye anglers will converge on Lake Erie at Port Clinton,  as the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour continues their inaugural season on June 14-15. Featuring a pro-am style format, the all-new tournament circuit will include a total of three regular-season events with a year-end championship.

The Port Clinton event begins on Thursday, June 13, with tournament registration from 2-4 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at 821 Jefferson St., Port Clinton, with a mandatory pre-tournament meeting set to start at 5 p.m. Pro and co-angler pairings will be announced at the pre-tournament meeting.

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Bataan Carnival

Bataan Primary student Maddison Damschen takes aim at Mrs. Jody Knoch in the dunk tank at the Bataan Carnival with the help of PCHS student volunteer Andrew Cline. (Trevor Pean and Herman Sykes look on in the background). Port Clinton Elementary Parents Club organized the event for Bataan Primary students with carnival games, food, fun, a clown making balloon animals, and face-painting.

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