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Barbershop Quartet playing in Marblehead

Rip Chord, a Barbershop Quartet from Indiana, will be singing in Marblehead at two locations Sunday, Sept. 2. The group will perform at 8:45 a.m. worship at St. John Lutheran Church, 117 Stone St., then at the 10:30 a.m. service at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 541 Church Road. They will be singing “Yes, Indeed,” “Gospel Medley” and “Irish Blessing.” Rip Chord will continue their musical variety during a potluck picnic at St. Paul following worship around 11:30 a.m.
Community members and vacationers are welcome to all events. Rip Chord is a former medalist from the Cardinal District.
The quartet includes: Lead — Phil Griggs, Bass — Joe Schmidt, Tenor — Kurt Vogel and Baritone — Bob Kihlken, son of Ginny and Dave Kihlken, Lakeside-Marblehead.

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By Laurie celebrates grand re-opening

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the grand re-opening and anniversary celebration of By Laurie, at 120 E. Second St., in downtown Port Clinton. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is at noon Friday, Aug. 24. Light refreshments will be served.
By Laurie has planned a two-day whole house sale on Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. 25.
By Laurie has custom jewelry in gold, silver and other and offers jewelry repair. She has a full designer bead shop and a very nice line of vintage jewelry.
For information, contact 419-203-2849.

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Ribbon cutting Thursday at Thirsty Pirate

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Thirsty Pirate Taphouse and Grille at 2940 E. Harbor Road (corner of Ohio 163 and 53). A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held at noon Thursday, Aug. 16.  Light refreshments will be served.
“Since our opening on July 23, response from the Port Clinton and surrounding communities has been overwhelming,” said Mike Sjostrom, owner of The Thirsty Pirate Taphouse and Grille. “We are excited to be part of the community and to be able to provide a place people can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a cool, refreshing craft beer. We have been blessed with more and more patrons each day. It’s been fun and challenging at the same time. Every day we learn more about what our guests want and how we can better accommodate them.”
The Thirsty Pirate concept is casual dining in a fun atmosphere. With 32 beers on tap, there is a wide range of variety, from light-bodied lagers to full-bodied porters, any beer lover is sure to find a beer to please their palate.

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Grand opening planned for Hand in Hand Nail Design

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the grand opening of Hand in Hand Nail Design located at 1848 E. Perry St. in the Sutton Center.  The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at noon Wednesday, Aug. 22. Light refreshments will be served.
Hand in Hand Nail Design is not your average salon. The concept is totally unique. It is a sanctuary of relaxation, peace and quiet. Hand in Hand offers manicures, pedicures, acrylics and gels. For information, call 419-341-2155 or visit www.handinhandnaildesign.com.

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Soar to Appetite for the Arts

Painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelry designers, live demonstrations, antique cars and airplanes will be set up in the newly opened Liberty Aviation Museum for Appetite for the Arts. Witness the true 1930s art deco museum holdings. Believe in the Spirit of Amelia Air Art and the inspiration of her time.
Appetite for the Arts is an entire weekend filled with discovery and adventure with the arts at the Liberty Aviation Museum, 3515 E. State Road, Port Clinton. Friday night’s event is sold out but the event is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19.

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A bird walk for non-birders

The Pledge to Fledge project is an effort to mobilize everyday birders across six continents to share their interest in birding with the non-birders in their everyday lives. The Pledge to Fledge website is www.fledgetopledge.org
Magee Marsh Wildlife area will join other places around the globe during the kickoff weekend by offering a Beginning Birder walk on Saturday, Aug. 25.
Beginning at 10 a.m. (to allow the non-birders to wake up!), it will be an easy walk and binoculars will be provided for those who need them. All birders are encouraged to bring a friend, relative, neighbor, co-worker, young person or any other “non-birding” person with them for this walk. Participants should meet at the Bird Center at Magee Marsh.  
If you need directions or have questions, call Mary at 419-898-0960, ext. 31.

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Danbury Township Trustees — Aug. 8 meeting

At the regular meeting of the Danbury Township Trustees held Aug. 8, the following business was conducted:
• Road Superintendent Brett Waldron reported the department had one service at the cemetery; the first draft of the record retention schedule was completed; the athletic complex is changing over from baseball and softball to football and soccer; the crosswalk on Erie Beach was painted; the flashing “cross traffic does not stop” signs were installed on the “stop ahead” signs in both directions on Port Clinton Eastern Road; road signs are being inventoried to be brought up to the new reflectivity standards; a new snowplow truck is being researched; and brush has been ground into mulch and is ready for distribution beginning Aug. 13.

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Learn myths, truths about organ donation

A representative from Life Connection of Ohio will cover myths and truths about organ donation during Magruder Hospital’s next educational luncheon at noon Monday, Aug. 20.
This luncheon is part of a monthly education series in the hospital’s conference center, which features a different topic and speaker each month. The luncheon series is open to the public and the cost is $6. The program is free if you do not wish to have lunch.
An RSVP for the August luncheon is required by noon on Friday, Aug. 17, by calling 419-732-4061.

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Polka, food and more at Halupki Festival

It’s Summertime, and in Marblehead, folks will soon smell the cabbage rolls a-cookin’ and hear the lively sounds of polka music at the 56th annual Halupki Festival. The event, a celebration of Carpatho-Russian foods and culture, is presented each year on the third Sunday of August by Holy Assumption Orthodox Church, 114 E. Main St. (Ohio 163), Marblehead. This year’s event takes place on Sunday, Aug. 19.
The day’s activities begin with Divine Liturgy in the historic church at 9:30 a.m. The choir of SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Lorain will sing. The parish family extends an invitation to one and all to join with them in worship.

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Two Stein Hospice nurses earn certification

Two Stein Hospice nurses recently earned certification from the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses. Registered nurses Denise Bowerman and Laura Mercer are now Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurses.
Bowerman has been with Stein Hospice for nearly 18 years. She is a Quality Clinical Educator and assists in the Care Center. She and her husband, Tim, have five children and live in Bellevue.
Laura Mercer joined Stein Hospice three years ago after a lengthy career with Mercy St. Charles Hospital in Oregon. Laura works in the Care Center in Sandusky. She and her husband, Dale, live in Catawba. 

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