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PIB novelist signing books at Lakeside

Award-winning Put-in-Bay novelist Bob Adamov will be signing copies of his sixth novel, “Tan Lines,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 4 at Joseph Wise Fine Clocks in Lakeside.
“Tan Lines” continues the popular Emerson Moore series and Adamov’s string of Lake Erie Island best sellers, which include “Rainbow’s End,” “Pierce the Veil,” “When Rainbows Walk,” “Promised Land” and “The Other Side of Hell.”Adamov
In “Tan Lines,” something is killing the perch in Lake Erie. Is it bioterrorism or a new fish kill virus? When the United States president and the Canadian Prime Minister visit the Lake Erie islands for a conference and walleye fishing, the President disappears. It’s two days before the president stands for re-nomination at the party’s national convention in Cleveland.
When the head of the Presidential Protection Detail accuses Washington Post investigative reporter Emerson Moore of attempting to assassinate the U.S. president, Moore escapes and a massive hunt is initiated. The hunt is soon expanded to include a missing Secret Service Agent and a mysterious, unidentified third party.
Amidst a sniper’s assassination attempt, a covert terrorist on Grosse Ile, a series of unsolved murders, a rogue Put-in-Bay police officer, an illicit love affair, arson, Pirates’ Week festivities, a terrorist bomb threat in Put-in-Bay and boat chases; Moore tries to stay one step ahead of his would-be captors as he works to clear his name and find the President. His escape route takes him through Lakeside Marine, Lakeside, Joseph Wise Fine Clocks and Marblehead.

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Ford Tri-Motor coming to town

The Tin Goose EAA Chapter 1247 will be hosting the Ford Tri-Motor rides at the Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport in Port Clinton from June 28-July 4. The aircraft is a 1929 Ford from the Kalamazoo AirZoo Museum where this plane was just released from their restoration hangar last year after a lengthy and detailed renovation. It is back in the air looking better than ever and ready for service.

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Commissioners Stahl, Arndt kickoff campaigns

Ottawa County Commissioners Mark Stahl and Steve Arndt will have some important company this Wednesday when they hold their Campaign Kickoff at Catawba Island Club from 7 to 9 p.m. Ohio Republican Chairman Bob Bennett and long-time State Rep. Randy Gardner will also be on hand for the event.
In his invitation letter to potential attendees, Arndt had this to say: “Mark Stahl and I care about the people and community of Ottawa County. We enjoy the satisfaction that comes from balancing our budget, working with people, counties and the State of Ohio on projects that improve our economy and quality of life.” Arndt also points to the combined total of 40 years of experience.

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Firecracker Cutie Contest returns to 4th of July festivities

This year’s contest is open to all boys and girls that are Ottawa County residents age 0-12 and will be held at Adams Street Park at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4. In case of rain, it will be held at St. John Lutheran Church, at the corner of Second and Adams streets in Port Clinton.
Participants are asked to don their red, white and blue for the occasion.
New this year is an optional “most photogenic” contest, which will be judged based on photographs sent in with the applications. These will be judged separately prior to July 4th, and awards will be given at the afternoon ceremonies. Registration deadline for the “most photogenic” contest is June 30, and Firecracker Cutie contest applications are due the day of the event. Firecracker Cutie Applications will be accepted on the 4th starting at 9:15 a.m.

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Dream Works performing at Riverfront Live!

Dave Ninke of Dream Works Entertainment, from Oak Harbor, returns to the stage with his voice, guitar and other musical accessories at Riverfront Live! The free summer concert series is held each Friday at 6:30 p.m. under the canopy at North Jefferson Street.
Ninke specializes in ’50s through ’80s oldies and rock ’n’ roll and usually grants requests.
“Dream Works offers a huge musical selection so that I can tailor my performance to the crowd,” said Ninke.
The free Riverfront Live! outdoor summer music program is sponsored by Main Street Port Clinton. For a complete schedule of performers for the 2012 season, please go to www.historicportclinton.com.

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Purchase fresh produce at Lakeside Farmers’ Market

In a continued effort to promote health and wellness, Lakeside is again hosting a bi-weekly Farmers’ Market during the Chautauqua summer season. From 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and Friday until Aug. 31, Farmers’ Market vendors will sell fresh produce, honey, herbs and homemade baked goods at Walnut Avenue on the pedestrian walkway between Second and Third Streets in Lakeside.
There will be nine to 10 vendors each day, including DeChant Farms, DTF Enterprises, Great Lakes Gourmet Spice Co., Healthy Bakes By Catherine, My Mother’s Market, Farm Wife Breads and TNT Farms.
The items sold at the Farmers’ Market are grown within a 50-mile radius; this provides Lakeside residents and guests the opportunity to purchase regionally produced goods and contribute to the growth of the local economy.

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Impaired boaters targeted
in nationwide sweep June 22-24

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Watercraft is among many state and local marine patrol agencies participating in a nationwide crackdown on alcohol-impaired boating known as Operation Dry Water from June 22-24. This is the fourth year of the special marine enforcement effort initiated by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.
Alcohol is involved in approximately one of every three boating-related accidents on Ohio waterways. While state watercraft officers and local marine patrols are always on the lookout for impaired boat operators, Operation Dry Water is an organized national effort that focuses greater awareness of the need for boaters to boat smart, boat sober and make a commitment to staying safe on the water.

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Ring the bell for ‘Christmas in July’

The Salvation Army needs volunteers to ring the bell for the Christmas in July Red Kettle event from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 27-29. There will be three kettle sites set up with volunteers needed at each site: Community Market in Port Clinton, Kroger and The Jet Express. All proceeds will go The Port Clinton Salvation Army’s current programs.
If you are interested in ringing the bell or would like to make a donation, contact Director Maureen Saponari at 419-732-2769, 1854 E. Perry St., Suite 800, Port Clinton.

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Sound Off — June 14

Thanks
On May 20, the Elks Lodge No. 1718 served a wonder benefit breakfast for the community to partake in. The benefactor, myself, would like to thank you, the public, for attending and supporting this delicious activity! Your support and an ENF Grant have enabled the Elks to purchase for me an electric scooter. This scooter enables me to to take myself to the market, go to public functions (Walleye Fest yes, I was there!), visit friends, the list goes on!
The hard work of the Elks membership and you, the public, have afforded me a new level of independence. There were even folks at the benefit breakfast who donated monetarily. A big heartfelt thank you to you also!

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Student designs winning logos

When Marblehead merchants started making plans to sponsor four big festivals along Main Street this season, they turned to Sande Measimer, who teaches art at the Danbury High School and Middle School, for some special help.
Grant McCallum, of Jodie McCallum & Company Fine Art Gallery, and secretary of the Marblehead Merchants Association, asked Measimer if any of her students would be interested in designing logos for the festivals. The idea was to involve young people in helping to promote their community.
Taylon Molnar, 15, who will be a high school sophomore next year, jumped at the chance. He’s an honor student and like everyone else in his family has a love for art. He submitted caricatures of four old-fashioned barbershop quartet singers and they were selected as the logo for Marblehead’s June 16 “Olde Fashioned Days” festival. Another caricature of a man alongside a variety of garage sale items will be the logo for the July 14 “Your Street to Main Street” festival — a village-wide garage sale along Main Street.

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