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Lake Erie Pumpkin Patch Event

Ferguson Gallery has joined forces with the United Way with a glass blowing event that is sure to entice viewers. The father-son team has been creating blown glass pumpkins over the last few seasons. 

“Despite the harsh winter, our Lake Erie Pumpkin Patch is the best ever,” Ferguson said. 

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Lest we not forget Veterans Park

To the residents of Port Clinton, LEST WE NOT FORGET - VETERANS PARK! There is a battle taking place and it’s not pretty. It has become ugly because in the process, folks who are usually considered reasonable are showing their true colors as political operators. It wouldn’t be a big issue except for one park in particular: Water Works Park. 

City Hall has staked its reputation on this one deal and so have the local influencers who think first of keeping developers happy and rely on public amnesia so they can do it all again further down the road. I don’t suffer from amnesia - I remember Veterans Park. Veteran’s Park pays tribute to the men and women of the US Military and it wasn’t that long ago, 1998, that the Downtown Business Association and city hall wanted to pave it over for a parking lot to serve downtown businesses. 

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Candidate’s Night

On Thursday, October 2, the Port Clinton Business and Professional Women and the Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce but on their annual Candidate’s Night. This event is an opportunity for those running for office, representing a levy or an issue, to speak to the public about the election. Each candidate was given five minutes to speak to a packed room of residents wanting to be informed about candidates and issues.

Speaking first was U.S. States Congress ninth district candidates Marcy Kaptur (D) and Richard May (R).

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Port Clinton High School announces homecoming schedule

Port Clinton High School will celebrate Homecoming the week of October 6-11. PCHS Leadership Council has recently announced the schedule of events.  The community is invited to help support our Redskin student athletes.  

On Wednesday, October 8, the Homecoming Parade will start at 6:30 p.m. with various Redskin sport teams represented.  The parade route is as follows:  PCHS, 10th Street to Monroe, to 6th then end at stadium.   At True Lay Stadium there will be a Powder Puff football tournament between classes.  There will also be a dunk tank for students to submerge their favorite school teacher or administrator as well as the annual Car Smash.  

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The Salvation Army’s warm winter Coats for Families program to start

The Salvation Army in Ottawa County has partnered with the News Herald, Executive Cleaners and Howard Hanna to provide warm winter coats for local children and families in need.

The Salvation Army’s Coats for Families program will run from October-January.  This program is based on donations from the general public of new and gently used coats to be cleaned by Executive Cleaners, at no charge and redistributed, cost free, to local families in need of a winter coat.

Last year, The Salvation Army collected and distributed over 1,100 coats to local families in Ottawa County.  

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Port Clinton’s Musical Art Series opens October 11

Left to right Trio Quelque Chose: Robert Garcia, horn, Greg Kostraba, piano, Rico McNeela, violin.

Port Clinton's Musical Arts Series will open its new season on Saturday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m. with the Earl E. Warnke Memorial Concert by Trio Quelque Chose. Their program will include the Trio Sonata in F Major for horn, violin and piano by Christian Pezold, Homage to Mozart by Irving Fine, Trio in E Flat Major by Mozart, Diversions for Piano by Irving Fine, and Five Pieces from Opus 83 by Max Bruch.  A highlight of the evening will be their performance of Indiana Dunes by Purdue professor Harry Bulow, who composed the piece for the trio.

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Voting

Our efficient Ohio Secretary of State Jon Justen has told us that in Ohio it is easy to vote and hard to cheat; vote from home, vote early or vote on election day. Just call the Ottawa County Board of Elections at 419-898-3071 for instruction.

Now we have no excuse for not voting and, consequently, the election of professional politicians, double dippers or family members without qualifications. Let’s keep it honest, let’s stop listening to shallow politics from desperate people.

Wake up, folks! Let’s think for ourselves! Let’s show that we do care!

Yvonne N. Darling
Elmore

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