Friends of the Library book sale

The Friends of Ida Rupp Public Library will hold their annual used book sale from July 31 through August 2 at the library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton.  The pre-sale for Friends only members will take place from 5-7 p.m. on July 31.  Memberships will be available at the door or in advance at the library circulation desk.  The general public sale will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 1 and from 9:30 a.m. to noon on August 2.


Quilt Regatta Quilt Show

Show chairman, Kim Hirt, teaching at the Quilt Regatta Quilt Show

The Ohio Star Quilters Guild held its biennial Quilt Regatta Quilt Show.  The non-profit organization, consisting of quilters from all over north-central Ohio, held the show at Peace Lutheran Church July 18 and 19.  In addition to having roughly 170 pieces of home décor, quilts, and various apparel on display, the show featured demonstration lessons on twining, rug making, English paper piecing, embroidering, locker hooking, and various other techniques.  There was also a quilt appraiser on hand to access the monetary value of the quilts.


Danbury Laker Athletic Boosters 21st annual reverse raffle

The Danbury Lakers Athletic Boosters 21st annual reverse raffle will be held Saturday, August 2 at St. Mary Social Hall in Marblehead. Grand prize for the night will be $10,000 cash; other prizes will be awarded throughout the night.

Tickets are $120 and include the raffle as well as a prime rib and honey glazed chicken dinner. Additional dinner tickets can be purchased for $20. To purchase tickets contact Bill Chapman at 419-573-2214 or Drew Davie at 419-798-4037. More information can also be given by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


PCHS Class of 1969 reunion

It’s not too late to RSVP for the 45th class reunion to be held in September. For those not attending in the past, brace yourselves for a weekend of fun and being reacquainted with old friends.


For more information contact Karen Fredericks by calling 419-797-4394.


Changes for the General Election in November

The Ottawa County Board of Elections will be mailing out yellow postcards to precincts in the county that have changes affecting their precinct for the upcoming General Election on November 4, 2014.

• Port Clinton Wards 1A and 2A have a new polling location and will vote at Peace Lutheran Church at 900 Jefferson Street.
• Portage 2 will be combined with Portage 1, and continue to vote at their current polling location (Portage Township Building, 2501 State Road, Port Clinton).

All voters affected by the changes in Port Clinton Wards 1A, 2A, and Portage 2 will be receiving yellow postcards before the General Election, alerting them to the change.

If you do not receive your yellow postcard and reside in the aforementioned wards (PC 1A, PC 2A, POR 2) or if you have any questions, please call the office at 419-898-3071 or 800-697-9807.


Jerry Lippus car show August 2

Last year's car show

2014 marks the 21st anniversary of the Chamber’s Jerry Lippus Memorial Classic Car Show on Saturday, August 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Port Clinton. Cars, trucks and bikes from virtually every era and every make will be on display on Madison Street. There will be a DJ, a 50/50 drawing every hour beginning at 11 a.m. and door prizes 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.

A special thanks to the corporate sponsors who help make this event a huge success: America’s Best Value Inn, Baumann Auto Center, Cheesehaven, Civilian Marksmanship Program, John Krupp CPA, Lakeland Auto, Magruder Hospital, Muffler Smiths, Neidecker, LeVeck and Crosser Funeral Home, Nemecek Insurance, Otterbein North Shore Retirement Community, Scenic Rock Ledge Inn & Cottages, Skipper Bud’s, Snider & Associates, and Trish McCartney State Farm Insurance.


GPCAAC holds third Art Walk of the season

On Thursday, July 24, the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council held its third Art Walk of the season. Art Walks are held the fourth Thursday of the month from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Port Clinton. The theme of this Art Walk was Ecogreen Sculptures.

In addition to the Art Walk, Lake Erie Adventure Play (LEAP) held a pop-up playground in front of Ida Rupp Library. Kids created adventures out of cardboard, fabric and other recycled material using their imaginations. There was also music and a farmer’s market.


Tips for Safe Boating With Your Pet

With boating season in high gear it's a good time for a little refresher on pet friendly boating to ensure your little one is safe. Before hitting the high seas with your pet it's important to plan ahead and always keep the best interests of your four-legged friend in mind. Boating with your pet can be a wonderful and bonding experience or a not so pleasant one. It's all a function of proper planning and preparation.

Be sure to take these necessary provisions to ensure that your pet's boat cruise is a happy and safe one.


Royce celebrates 80 years

Royce and her grandchildren

On Saturday, July 12, a large family reunion and 80th birthday party was held for Royce Ann Oliver (nee Hardy) at Touch of Italy Bed and Breakfast in Port Clinton. Royce is the mother of Deborah Pufnock, owner of the Bed and Breakfast, and Linda Sleasman, of Amherst. Family members came from Tennessee, Twinsburg, Amherst, and Cleveland. 

Royce suffered a second brain bleed on December 8 of 2013, and is on her way to recovery. She has 13 great grandchildren and all were present with the exception of: her oldest great-grandchild, Jordan, who was in Costa Rica for the second time on a mission trip; Lizzie, 17, who is in Tennessee, and Jakob who is serving in the United States Marine Corps.


Vacation Bible School, God’s Web of Life

All kids of the area, preschool through sixth grade, are invited to God’s Web of Life Vacation Bible School on July 28 through August 1 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 541 Church Road, Lakeside Marblehead.  

This one-of-a-kind, locally created, curriculum will include games, crafts, stories, service projects, science experiments, camp songs, snacks, and fun. This year will focus on how all of God’s creatures, including us, have an important role to play in God’s Creation. There will be special live animal guests, like Chip the turtle, Albert the mouse, and Arbor the cat. 

If you have questions or would like more information contact Pastor Aaron Baughman at 614-746-5119 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  To registration, please call Pastor Aaron or the St. Paul office at 419-734-1662.  This event is sponsored by the side-by-side ministry of St. John and St. Paul.  For more information go to

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