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Wyland to debut new art

Wyland wields his paint brush as he creates a new image

Marine life artist and environmentalist Wyland will appear at Put-in-Bay’s Wyland Gallery during the July 4 holiday weekend in an art showcase expected to be the highlight of the gallery’s 2013 summer season.


Wyland will be on hand to debut his latest images and meet art lovers from 2-6 p.m. Friday, July 5, and from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at the 495 Catawba Ave. gallery.

During Wyland’s appearance in the “Year of the Original,” as he defines it, the artist plans to introduce a unique series of museum-framed original drawings on acid-free paper, as well as brilliant paintings and sculptures. He will also create new pieces each day as show attendees watch, and offer insights into his ongoing conservation initiatives.

There is a twofold reason for celebration during Wyland’s Put-in-Bay visit. This year marks the 35th anniversary of Wyland Galleries and July 9 is Wyland’s birthday, a birth date he shares with actor Tom Hanks. Tom Hanks probably won’t be around for the weekend’s events, but attendees will find a wide variety of star-quality art. 

The gallery is open throughout the season and features images by Wyland and other leading American artists. 

For more information, call (419) 285-2233 or visit www.wylandkw.com. Information can also be found at www.facebook.com/WylandGalleriesKW.

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Daybreak 2013 mission training event coming to Sandusky

Daybreak 2013, a special mission training event sponsored by Sandusky Area Lutherans in Mission with support from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will be held Friday through Sunday, July 26, 27, & 28, at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky. This event is for individuals, youth groups and families. 

Daybreak begins on Friday at 8 p.m. with a free concert in the Kalahari Convention Center ballroom with the Christian band “Rew!nd” .


Saturday will open with worship at 8:30 a.m., followed by keynote speaker Pastor Ruben Duran, the director for new congregations and congregational outreach for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. His presentation is engaging and uplifting as he encourages his audience to join in God’s mission to all people. Workshops and mission events are planned for the remainder of the day, concluding with closing remarks and a commissioning service before Saturday events end at 4 p.m. There will be activities for individuals, youth groups, and families, and child care for very young children.

The only cost is $35 per person for registration for the Saturday event and includes lunch. Complete information and registration forms are available at our website www.salm-elca.com. 

On Sunday morning, July 28, the Sandusky Area Lutherans invite the community to join them at 10:30 a.m. for a special joint worship service in the Kalahari ballroom.

To emphasize the mission theme of Daybreak the Second Harvest food truck will be in the Kalahari parking lot and accepting donations throughout the entire three-day Daybreak event.

Visit www.salm-elca.com for details.

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Arts Council plans trip to NYC

The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council announces its second annual trip to the Big Apple. Motorcoach transportation will be provided into the city to attend a performance of “Kinky Boots”, winner of Tony Awards for best chorography, best score, best actor and best musical. There will be a trip to the heart of the city, Chinatown, Ground Zero and Little Italy with options to see the Rockettes Holiday Spectacular and dinner at a quaint Italian Restaurant. 

Dates for the trip are Thursday, Nov. 21, through Sunday Nov. 24. For information and reservations, call Marty Willis at 419-734-5362.

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St. Boniface School hires preschool teacher

St. Boniface Catholic School is pleased to announce the appointment of Tammy Steindam-Myers as the new preschool teacher for the 2013-2014 school year. Steindam-Myers has 12 years of educational experience, including 5 years for WSOS Community Action Commission as a Head Start Home Based / Classroom teacher. She earned an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Terra Community College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Education from Ashland University. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge and will be a valuable addition to the staff.

If interested in more information regarding preschool or elementary school please contact the school office at 419 898-1340. While the office is closed for summer phones are checked daily for messages.

St. Boniface Catholic School serves students in grades K-6 of all religions, racial, ethnic and income backgrounds. For information on the curriculum, admissions policies and registration contact the school office at (419) 898-1340 or visit the website at www.ourstb.com.

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PCHS announces honor rolls

Port Clinton High School announces the honor rolls for the final grading period of the 2012-13 school year.


Principal’s List:

Grade 12: Perrin Adkins, Sydney Adkins, Lauren Balduf, Sean Black, Christian Cash, Alexis Crowl, Joey Fick, Matthew Fillmore, Lexi Fodor, Marshall Parker, Brandon Rosiar, Kirstin Winke.

Grade 11: Andrew Batterton, Tiffany Colston, Shelby Gerwin, Jeffrey Griffin, Alayne Herevia, Cheyenne Meek, James Olsen, Hannah  Sarty, Christopher Weaver, Amber Wuersig.

Grade 10: Alyssa Araguz, Emily Ashley, Eryn Binder, Gaberiel DeFreitas, Ty Gallogly, Michael Lay, Shane Meek, McKenzie Stine, Chelsea Vollmer, Hannah Weaver.

Grade 09: Ellis Adolph, Sydney Alexander, Joshua Brown, Gina Buono, Katelyn Chapman, Carter Frye, Olivia Heckerd, Logan Hepp, Miranda Herevia, Katelyn Koebel, Seth Monk, Trevor Monk, Colin Rider, Noah Smith, Danielle Stager, Taylor Steyer, Alex Suter, Abigail Waite. 

High Honors:

Grade 12: Isaac Akins, Madison Ambrozy, Karlie Busby, Jacob Carrisales, Ian Chandler, Rachel Chapman, Alexander Doman, Erin Farkas, Donovan Guerra, Alexa Haskin, Lacy Hepp, Kathryn Holloway, Karl Kopchak, Alison Lawson, Laura Masimore, Ross Meek, Samuel Miller, Jason Mueller, Abbigail Pitts, Kevin Rarden, Aaron Smith, Allison Strong, Taylor Teague, Amber Willoughby.

Grade 11: Kelly Althaus, Dominique Araguz, Kayla Armendariz, Alicia Bacak, Noah Cross, Morgan Donahue, Leah Evans, Hunter Frye, Molly Haberman, Nathaniel Haghiri, Halee Jones, Cameron King, Hannah Kneisley, Morgan  McGlothlin, Ryan Norgard, Jennifer Salazar, Maranda Schultz, Lance Taylor, Darryl Trent, Claire Zielinski.

Grade 10: Andrew Cline, Tarryn Edgefield, Payton Evans, Zachary Kokinda, Kathryn Mueller, Nicholas Reineck,  David Saunders, Allison Schroeder, Gracey Stewart.

Grade 09: Lydia Bacon, Ashtyn Baney, Cydney Bass, Allison Cline, Maddison Cole, Cheyenne Eppse, Kassie Finneran, Drew Fodor, Jasmine Garcia, Ashley Householder, Steven Kast, Haley Klima, Michael Leone, Sierra Magi, Joseph Miller, Alyssa Peto, Bradley Rich, Emily Shaw, Natalie Stitak, Alana Sutherland, Courtney Trent, Bethany Urban, Spencer Wadsworth, Adam Wells.

Honor Roll: 

Grade 12: Jesse Banks, Blake Calvert, Morgan Capone, Brittany Carstensen, Courtney Coleman, Trey Gluth, Amanda Hall, Collin Hennig, Breahana Hernandez, Kaitlyn Mahler, Amanda Malave, Mariah McCoy, Mercede Mominee, Rachel Nehls, Christopher Overfield, Robert Peterman,Jr., Landon Porter, Cody Reiman, Adam Robinson, Breanna Robinson, Amber Waite, Hunter Yarbrough, Mary Margaret Young. 

Grade 11:  Abigail Barker, Devin Beaver, Ericka Castillo, Paige Culver, Santana Diliberto, Ian Kyle, Brock Moore, Meghan O’Neal, Tiffany Street, Tayler Wadsworth, Kyle Wagner, David Wilburn, Kristen Wood, Kayla Woods, Emma Young, Elise Zeitzheim.

Grade 10: Cole Araguz, Aileen Blankenship, Jordan Carrisales, Haley Crawford, Dennis Elias, Jesse Escobedo, Ashley Gill, Allison Gilleland, Rose Hayden, Benjamin Heminger, Marcus Hogan, Jordan Kleinhans, Cal Laurel, David Leone, Aaron Lockhart, Keegan Lowe, Summer Magi, Kassidy Mahler, Lisa Niceswanger, Alec Ochs, Shelby Radloff, Victoria Reiman, Carter Rumball, Kelsey Salyer, Alyson Shaler, Ashlynn Slauterbeck, Samantha Stroupe, Katelyn Webb, Alysia Zoeller.

Grade 09: Kori Armendariz, Tristan Auxter, Marissa Carstensen, Kelsey Dietrich, Caitlin Gresh, Christopher Haghiri, Morgan Hazzard, Jessica Hofacker, Baileigh Limestahl, Kayla Matthews, Kelcie McCord, Macey Meacham, Kayli Millhouse, Brandon Moore, Benjamin Mueller, Melanie Payne, Tia Rogers, Maranda Santoya, Aaron Shaler, Nathan Stubblefield, Kasey Swander, Megan Vallance, Kaylee Vollmer, Abby Wilkins.

Merit Roll:

Grade 12: Makayla Anderson, Jason Bailey, Robert Beck, Caitlin Behrens, Stephen Behrens, Drew Blackburn, Caleb Cuevas, Katie Edwards, Jes Gruber, Lana Jeffers, Jessica Johnson, Donald Kessler, Michael Kirkpatrick, Felicia Lammon, Kyle Lucas, Max Mercurio, Hannah Mowel, Nicholas Pope, Kyle Radloff, Daniel Robertson, Shantel Solis, Zachary Wheeler, Scott Wilkins.

Grade 11: Cameron Albright, Alex Bastian, Zach Baugh, Madison Baxter, Chudney  Daniels, Jonathon Emmons, Logan Harnisch, Kayleigh Householder, Chaz James, Jessica Jernigan, Caleb Kirk, Joseph Kurtz, Dakota LaBret, Eryn Nason,  Amanda Pollard, Logan Pratt, Kody Ratliff, Brock Rider, Samantha Schroeder, Jeffrey Sedilko, Bree Slauterbeck, Dylan Webb, Kayla Wheeler, Malcolm Wright, Joseph Zam.

Grade 10: Abigale Baugh, Kiya Brown, Gabrielle Camerato, Cameron Carlson, Allessandria Dracka, Dillon Green, David Kessler, Jaden Kleinhans, Teri Metcalf, Elizabeth Ratliff, Raven Rogers, Collin Salyers, Katlyn Sheppard, Beatrice Stanziano, John Ross Vallance, Sabrina Webster, Lauren Wheeler, Zachary Young, Emily Zibert, Taylor Zink.

Grade 09: Ryan Alexander, Ashton Barton, Ciara Crawford, David Crowl, Avery Dackerman, Marissa Day, Raeshaundra Grant, Scott Grimm, Adrianna Hall,  Ryan Johnson, Alyssa Kessler, Ebony Kleinhans, Kaylee Lemon, Morrisa Mallory, Andrea Mitchell, Heidi Murray, Stone Scott, Aubree Thomas, Eric Wheeler, Trenton Williams, Matthew Winke, Reilly Wittman.

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Hayes Presidential Center celebrates with red, white and BOOM!

For a truly bone-rattling celebration of the Fourth of July, the place to be is the Hayes Presidential Center’s Independence Day Concert. Set for 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4, on the lawn in front of the home of 19th President Rutherford B. Hayes, the event features a performance by the Toledo Symphony Concert Band. Civil War re-enactors provide unique percussion to the band’s performance of the 1812 Overture by firing a series of cannon. 

Admission to the Independence Day Concert is free thanks to title sponsors Crown Battery/Hal & Diane Hawk. Additional funding is provided by Mosser Construction Inc, Richard Binau Insurance & Financial Services, United Ohio Insurance Co., and numerous individuals and businesses who support this popular event.


Attendees are reminded to bring their own seats and come prepared for the weather (sunscreen and/or bug spray.) Snacks and drinks can be purchased at a refreshment stand. Free parking is available on the grounds of the Hayes Presidential Center and adjoining city streets.

Repertoire for the concert includes show tunes, popular favorites, a selection of flag-waving melodies, and an Armed Forces tribute. Military veterans in the audience are invited to stand when the theme of their branch of the armed services is played. Those attending the Independence Day Concert are encouraged to show their patriotic spirit by wearing red, white, and blue clothing. 

Due to the federal holiday, the Hayes Home and Hayes Museum will observe holiday hours of noon-5 p.m. Concert attendees are encouraged to come early to view the exclusive Hayes Museum exhibit–War of 1812 on the Ohio Frontier. The exhibit focuses on the important role Ohio played in the war, with special attention given to the battles at Fort Meigs, Fort Stephenson and on Lake Erie. Admission to the exhibit is included in the Hayes Museum ticket price of $7.50/adults, $6.50/senior citizens and $3/children ages 6-12. Children younger than age 6 are admitted free.

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is located at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. The facility is affiliated with the Ohio Historical Society. Check the Hayes Presidential Center website www.rbhayes.org for a complete list of year-round special events.

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History comes alive during 2013 National Matches at Camp Perry

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For the 106th year, the best shooters in the world have booked their trips to the shores of Northwest Ohio, ready to secure their places in history at the \"World Series of Shooting Sports.\" The 2013 National Trophy Pistol and Rifle Matches will be fired at Camp Perry, six miles west of Port Clinton, July 8-August 14. The events are open to the public and spectators are welcome to observe firing on the Camp Perry ranges. Guests are encouraged to participate in the many exciting activities and visual attractions offered during the Match season.


Sights and sounds of military history will take center stage as they resonate through the start of the Matches at the First Shot Ceremony on Monday, July 8, at 10 a.m. This year\'s First Shot speaker will be LTG John S. Crosby, U.S. Army (ret.), and former member of the CMP Board of Directors, accompanied by this year\'s Master of Ceremonies, CMP Chairman and CEO Judith Legerski. 

Vintage military vehicles from WWII and Vietnam War eras, as well as period-dressed re-enactors, will add to the pomp and circumstance of the opening proceedings, from the nearby Petrarca Range berm in a motorcade towards the crowd. There will be aerial passes from a restored B-25 bomber from Port Clinton\'s Liberty Aviation Museum and the firing of a replica 1812 naval cannon. The cannon will be used to commemorate this year\'s 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie, a turning point in the U.S. victory over the British in the War of 1812. 

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Following the First Shot, \"Media Day at the Range\" will gather members of the local media for a light lunch and tour of Camp Perry. All guests, media and spectators alike, are also encouraged to visit our 80-point indoor air gun range at the CMP Marksmanship Center to shoot on the same firing points that once housed past Olympic athletes. For more information on Media Day, please visit www.thecmp.org/mediaday.htm. 

Commercial Row offers a variety of items for both spectators and shooters, with a multitude of manufacturers selling used firearms, ammunition, competition gear, accessories, apparel and much more. The CMP Store allows even more buying opportunities at the Matches with their collection of military surplus rifles. Touch, feel and hand-pick a personal piece of history. 

Whether an experienced shooter or firing a shot for the first time, those wanting to enhance their rifle or pistol abilities can register for a number of clinics conducted during the Matches. A Small Arms Firing School (SAFS) will also be held for rifle and pistol enthusiasts. Here shooters will be instructed by some of the top military shooters in the country on firearm safety and competition technique. The SAFS courses have been a staple in the National Matches at Camp Perry since 1918.

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More information on the National Trophy Pistol and Rifle Match registration and a complete list of events can be found by logging on to www.odcmp.com/NM.htm. 

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally-chartered, 501 (c) (3), non-profit corporation dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States.  For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto www.TheCMP.org,  or contact Christine Elder,419- 635-2141, ext. 1111 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Contributions requested for Star Spangled Squirt Gun Run/Walk 5K

On July 4th the Port Clinton High School Class of 2015 will hold the first  Star Spangled Squirt Gun Run/Walk 5K on the 4th of July. It is a fundraiser so that all students have equal access to school activities.  

Members of the community or businesses that wish to make contributions of bottled water, fruit, bagels, other snack items, or gift certificates are encouraged to contact Carol Morgan at 419-732-0941 or 419-341-0979.

To register for the run, contact the main office at Port Clinton High School or Gabe DeFrietas at 419-341-6223. The entry fee is $20 per racer for those who pre-register, $25 the day of the race. All those who register by July 1 will receive a t-shirt.

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Chicken BBQ at Commodore Perry Credit Union

Commodore Perry Federal Credit Union is having a chicken BBQ on Wednesday, July 3, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. to support one of their members whose husband died recently, to cover the funeral expenses. Chicken dinners are $7 and ribs are $10.

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Ohio watercraft officers ramping up for Operation Dry Water 2013

Concentrated effort to curb drinking and boating slated for June 28-30

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Watercraft will be participating in Operation Dry Water June 28-30, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities related to boating under the influence (BUI). The mission of Operation Dry Water is to bring awareness and educate recreational boaters about the dangers of alcohol and drug use on the water.


During Operation Dry Water, officers will be out in force looking for boaters whose blood alcohol content (BAC) exceeds the state limit of .08 statewide. This weekend will include increased patrols, breathalyzer tests and checkpoints as well as boater education. Impaired boaters can expect to be arrested or face other serious penalties. In Ohio, the consequences for BUI include fines, jail and loss of privileges to register and to operate watercraft.

\"We are dedicated to keeping boaters safe on our waters. Boating is a safe and enjoyable pastime when people stay alert and follow the rules,” says Rodger Norcross, chief for the ODNR Division of Watercraft. \"Our officers will be on the water focusing their efforts on identifying boaters who are operating a vessel under the influence.”

Boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol continues to be a major problem across the nation. U.S. Coast Guard data from Recreational Boating Statistics 2012 reveals that alcohol is the primary contributing factor in recreational boating fatalities. Intoxicated boat operators and passengers run a significantly increased risk of being involved in a fatal boating accident.

Operation Dry Water is a nationwide education and enforcement initiative launched by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) in 2009 in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard.

Operation Dry Water 2013 is a joint program of the ODNR Division of Watercraft, NASBLA, the U.S. Coast Guard and local marine patrol officers. For more information, visit operationdrywater.org.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.

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