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Arts in the Park offers something for everyone

Arts in the Park, sponsored by the Port Clinton Artists’ Club, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5, at Lakeview Park in Port Clinton. 
Nearly 120 artists from Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Florida will be showing and selling their original creations. The show is open to the public and parking is free. One of the oldest art festivals in Ohio, Arts in the Park is celebrating 55 years of continuing to bring unique and original art to Ottawa County. 
Artisans will be displaying and selling ceramics, jewelry, glass, paintings, photography, wood, mixed media, textiles and fiber art. Artwork will be judged by the prestigious talents of Irene Finck, retired, Ohio Arts Council; Columbus watercolorist Kevin Buckland; art lovers Pertain Buckland and Connie Pfeiffer; and Dee Cochran, batik artist and president of the Port Clinton Artist’s Club.
For the second year, Pat Catan’s Craft Centers is the sponsor of the Children’s Area, a fun-filled part of the festival.  Watch your child’s face light up as they create functional art. Fun and engaging activities will be going on throughout the two-day art festival.

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Alzheimer’s Association offers support to caregivers

The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter is hosting Caregiver Groups in the following locations and times:
• 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13 at Magruder Hospital Conference Room, 615 Fulton St., Port Clinton. Facilitators are Jody Strickling, 419-707-2682, and Marian Blevins, 419-797-4923.
• Meeting times vary, Oak Harbo. Facilitator is Amy Simkus, 419-239-8235
Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed
These caregiver groups are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. However, it is suggested that you contact the facilitator of the group you plan to attend for the first time to confirm the time, place and date of the meeting. For information on caregiver groups or other programs of the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, call 419-537-1999 or 800-272-3900.

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Captain Howdy performing at Riverfront Live!

Captain Howdy — a two-man acoustic guitar show featuring Jerry Baum and Spencer Marugg of Port Clinton — will take the stage at Riverfront Live! at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The free summer concert series takes place weekly under the canopy on North Jefferson Street with the Portage River as a backdrop.
The Captain Howdy Show features iconic songs that most people know the words to, from popular classic and modern-day artists. Audiences of all ages find it easy to sing along and have fun. This acoustic guitar show covers favorite songs from bands such as Alice In Chains, Bad Company, Beatles, Bill Withers, Bob Dylan, Bob Seger, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Eagles, Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Hank Williams Sr., Harry Chapin, Jackson Brown, Jeff Healey, John Denver, John Melloncamp, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Led Zeppelin, Matchbox 20, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Pink Floyd, Poison, Stone Temple Pilots, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Willie Nelson, Gordon Lightfoot, The Boxtops, Old Crow Medicine Show, Oasis and others.
Visit the Captain Howdy Facebook page or www.CaptainHowdyBand.com for info, performance announcements, videos and more.
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, visit www.historicportclinton.com

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Lakeside native earns one of Britain’s highest honors

William Kelso, director of archaeology at Historic Jamestowne and Lakeside native, recently received one of Britain’s highest honors when he became an Honorary Commander of the British Empire during a ceremony at the British Embassy. The CBE is awarded for especially inventive and celebrated contributions, in this case recognizing Kelso for his ground-breaking rediscovery of the original 1607 James Fort at Jamestown Island, Va. The honor was bestowed in Washington, D.C., by Sir Peter Westmacott, British ambassador to the U.S. Kelso is one of only two Americans to receive this honor from Britain this year.

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Sign up now for flea market day trip

Magruder Hospital’s VIP Club is planning a one-day trip to the Hartville Flea Market on Thursday, Sept. 27. The Hartville Marketplace is a 100,000-square-foot facility that houses more than 100 indoor shops with clothing, collectables, boutiques and more.  Outside is 12 acres of up to 800 outdoor seasonal vendors and 200 pavilion vendors offering produce, flowers, antiques and crafts. Cost for the trip is $56 and includes roundtrip deluxe DVD motorcoach transportation, a lunch of Amish-style food at Hartville Kitchen and all applicable taxes and gratuity. The trip will depart at 6:30 a.m. from the City/County Complex at 1868 E. Perry St. in Port Clinton and will return around 7:30 p.m.
For information or to sign up for either trip, call Marty at 419-734-5362.

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Coffee shop, fitness studio open for business

Two new businesses are celebrating grand openings in downtown Oak Harbor: Mill Street Brew, at 169 Mill St., and Lisa’s Fitness Studio at 165 W. Water St.
Mill Street Brew is a coffeehouse owned and operated by Chris and Rachel Varga. They have a variety of coffee drinks, smoothies, muffins, sandwiches, salads and more. They are open from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can check out their specials on Facebook and reach them by calling 419-707-0681.

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Stone Laboratory welcomes new research coordinator

Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory recently hired Justin Chaffin, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toledo, as its new research coordinator. He will manage on-site research, the Lab’s Research Experience for Undergraduates, and some of the laboratory renovations currently in progress, along with teaching classes and supporting the lab’s outreach and education efforts. Chaffin is also heavily involved in Stone Lab’s monitoring and research of harmful algal blooms and nutrient levels in Lake Erie, a topic he has focused on throughout his academic career.
“Justin will be coordinating the lion’s share of our research and the REU program here at the lab,” says Matt Thomas, Stone Laboratory manager. “He’ll also be our on-site limnologist, playing an instrumental part with the renovation of the analytical laboratory, and with HAB monitoring.”

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Wooden Boat Show, Art Festival coming to Lakeside

A collaborative effort blending the craftsmanship of the Lakeside Wooden Boat Society and the artistic expression of the Plein Air Art Festival will create one of Lakeside’s most unique weekends of the Chautauqua season from July 20-22.
This three-day event begins on Friday when plein air artists arrive at Lakeside to paint outdoor landscapes. The term “en plein air” means painting “in the open air.” The festival will host more than 30 plein air artists from across the Midwest. Guests are invited to watch them paint.
There will be opportunities to purchase artwork with the addition of the Open Air Gallery, located on the pedestrian walkway of Walnut Avenue, between Second and Third Streets in Lakeside. The Open Air Gallery will be open preceding the 8:15 p.m. Hoover Auditorium performance from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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Cooley Canal YC holding fish fry, raffle

The Whistling Wings Shooting Club will hold its sixth annual fish fry from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Cooley Canal Yacht Club Pavilion off Ohio 2 in Curtice.
All-you-care-to-eat perch and walleye will be available for $10 per person or $5 for those under 12. Every ticketholder gets a door prize. Good food, fun and free soda will accompany the famous great wall raffle, 50/50’s, guns and more.
For information or tickets call Junior at 419-344-2068. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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Vendors gather in Oak Harbor for Farmers Market

The Oak Harbor Downtown Committee, in conjunction with the Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce, will be holding the next downtown Oak Harbor Farmers’ Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 28.
In addition to fresh produce, there will be crafts, baked goods art and more. The Ottawa County Humane Society will also be having a dog wash at Flat Iron Park from 11 to 3 p.m. that day.

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