Arts in the Park

2013 was the 57th year for one of the oldest art shows in our area, Arts in the Park. Held on the first weekend of August each year, Arts in the Park draws in artists from all over Ohio and even artists from states as far away as Florida. This year there were 111 vendors, 10 food vendors and eight to ten thousand people were expected to come visit the park overall. 


BGSU FIreland pinning ceremony

On Aug. 11, twelve Bowling Green State University Firelands College students will participate in a pinning ceremony in conjunction with their attainment of an associate of applied science degree in radiologic technology.

“We are proud of our graduates who have completed the program and have chosen to work in an admirable profession for the delivery of healthcare,” said BGSU Firelands Radiography Program Director Sylvia Fedro.


Waterworks Park

Have you notice the Save the Park signs throughout town? Well, it is another attempt to prevent economic growth on the waterfront. Will Port Clinton make the same mistake twice? What was wrong with a 1,000 new jobs at $25 to $40 an hour, a new transient marina and a water park for our young people? We are mowing grass at Waterworks Park at $4000 a square foot. Is this the way we develop the downtown and the waterfront? I think not. No developer is going to come here as long as there are those who work to turn them away.


Village Square

By Marblehead Councilman John McDonald

The Marblehead parks have been busy this summer. The parks host baseball and soccer games. Children play on swings and in the sandbox. Numerous activities occur in our park every summer. We are looking into adding playground equipment to enhance James Park and the possibility of covering over the sandbox area for shade. We have talked with a company that does splash parks and looking into providing additional activities for everyone to enjoy the beautiful parks that we have.


Jerry Lippus Memorial Car Show


Saturday August 3, the Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce hosted the 20th annual Jerry Lippus Memorial Car Show. There were 120 classic cars registered for the show. Cars were lined up down Madison between Perry and Third Streets. DJ Ice was there playing music for participants and spectators; there was also a 50/50 raffle.


Island Safe Animal Sanctuary Reunion

Two of the dogs rescued by Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary in December

The Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary is holding a Puppy Mill Rescue Dog Reunion. The event will be held Sunday, Aug. 18, 2-4 p.m. and will be hosted by Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick. The event is being held for all adopters and supporters of the puppy mill rescues the Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary has orchestrated. 


PC Kiwanis assists library book sale

On the last day of the Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale, Kiwanis members and volunteers sorted, boxed, and loaded unsold books into two trucks to be moved to Goodwill. Standing: Dick Patterson, Dick Sneary, George Wilber and Russ Brown. In the truck: Jeff Smith, Bob St.Clair, Kathy Jo Schweitzer and Dick Highfield. This is a community service performed annually by the Kiwanis Club of Port Clinton. 


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.


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.


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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