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Wolcott Keepers House had a busy clean up day

Friends of the Keeper's House and Boy Scout Troop 331 installed new carpet in the Museum/Gift Shop, washed windows, picked up pine cones and tree limbs in the yard, and mulched the flower beds on clean-up day last Saturday. They also cleaned the inside of the House, preparing it for a fresh coat of paint. 

Members of Scout Troop 331 assisting were Gilbert Marez, Nolan Johnson, Nate Borgio and leaders Curt Laubner and Ray Johnson.  Keeper's House friends participating were Phil Edwards, Sally Heximer, Rich Vedell, Nel Adcock, Suzy Dunham Wittenmyer, Rich Norgard, Jim Blm, Pat O'Keefe, Dick Taylor, and Bill and Sharon Coder.  

The summer season for the Benjamin Wolcott Keeper's House, restored 1820's home of the Marblehead Lighthouse's first keeper, starts on Tuesday, June 10.  Hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and every Saturday from June 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The house is located 2 1/2 miles southwest of the Marblehead Lighthouse at 9999 East Bayshore Road. Phone 419-798- 9339 or check keepers.house for more information.

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Memorial Day weekend in Lakeside Chautauqua

Over Memorial Day weekend, Lakeside Chautauqua will remember U.S. military men and women who lost their lives while serving our country, and honor those retired and in active duty.

Lakeside Chautauqua will also kick off the summer season and offer guests a glimpse of the Chautauqua experience through the many religious, educational, cultural and recreational programs offered.

The Lakeside Chautauqua gates are in operation starting at 7 a.m. Friday, May 23, until 7 p.m. Monday, May 26. A (one-day) Daily Chautauqua Pass, which is a reduced price for Memorial Day weekend, is required to enter the grounds; $10 for adults and $7 for youth (ages 12-18) per day. A Season Chautauqua Pass is available for adults and youth. Visit.lakesideohio.com/passes for more information. Children under the age of 12 and guests over the age of 90 are always free.

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Looking for some family fun? Go perch’n!

In this day and age of instant entertainment at the push of a button on a home computer, video game, cell phone, or television, it is sometimes hard to get kids away from the electronics to go outside and experience what the outdoors has to offer. Living in a town next to one of the best fishing lakes in the world is an opportunity not to be missed.

Fishing is not usually at the top of their list of fun activities, due to the lack of patience that develops as we mature. While walleye fishing can be exciting at times, it demands more patience, since it is not always fast and furious action.

Perch fishing can be the perfect solution to a family outing on the water. It’s relatively inexpensive to get set up with the basic equipment of a 4 ½-5 foot ultra light rod, and an inexpensive reel to match it. Then all you need are some shiners, a couple of Zip-Loc bags, a cooler full of ice, and a counting device to keep track of how many fish you are catching.

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Skipper Bud’s Kids Fishing Derby scheduled for May 25

The Skipper Bud’s Kids Fishing Derby at the Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival is scheduled for Sunday, May 25, at 12 p.m.  This free family-oriented event will take place at Derby Pond.

All children ages 12 and under are invited to participate.  Trophies for each age group will be awarded in each of the following categories: longest, shortest, most fish caught, and most unique.  Trophies will be presented in the Entertainment Tent immediately following the Derby.

A limited number of fishing poles will be provided.  Children are encouraged to bring their own lucky pole. Bait will be provided.

Each registrant will receive a goody bag.  Registration begins day of the event at 11 a.m. at Derby Pond.  Please complete the registration form in advance and bring with you the day of the event, to help expedite the registration process.

Registration forms for the Skipper Bud’s Kids Fishing Derby can be picked up at the Main Street Port Clinton office located at 110 Madison Street in downtown or by downloading the form at the walleyefestival.com.

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Danbury Baccalaureate

All Danbury High School graduating seniors, along with family and friends, are invited to a community Baccalaureate Service on Wednesday, May 28, at 7 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 541 Church Road, Lakeside-Marblehead.  This ecumenical worship service is a celebration for graduates, planned by students and sponsored by area churches represented in the Danbury Ministerial group.  Graduates are invited to wear their robes and arrive by 6:30 p.m.  The Laker’s Chorus, under the direction of Mr. Scott Nave, will provide special music.  Graduates will each receive the gift of a Gideon pocket-sized New Testament.  A reception with refreshments will follow the service.

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Danbury comes up short against Emmanuel Christian

Samantha Puckett batting against Emmanuel Christian.

The Lady Lakers came up several runs short in a 5-2 loss in a game played against Emmanuel Christian in a 5-2 loss in a game played May 16.  The only two runs for Danbury that were scored were in the sixth inning when Paige Wright singled, Taylor Zelms walked, Kylah Mackall flied out to center field, ElissaRae Barrere hit a ground ball to Christian's third baseman who made an error scoring Paige.  Haley Menier then got on base scoring Taylor for the two runs tallied by Danbury. Photos by John Kozak.

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Walleye Festival honors Devin Kohlman as Grande Marshall

Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival’s distinguished 2014 Grand Marshall is Devin Michael Kohlman. Each year Main Street Port Clinton recognizes an individual at the Walleye Festival who has made a positive impact on the Port Clinton community. 

There are no words that can describe what Devin Michael Kohlman did for the Port Clinton community.  His strength, his fight, and his love brought Port Clinton, Ottawa County, the state, the nation and even the world together to support this young brave 13 year old boy.

Devin was an eighth grader at Port Clinton Middle School who fought an aggressive form of brain cancer for over a year. 

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Street Closure for Grande Parade

Main Street Port Clinton will host the Walleye Festival Grande Parade presented by Civilian Marksmanship Program on Saturday, May 24, at 1 p.m. This year’s new and improved parade route brings spectators even closer to the Walleye Festival and through the center of the historic downtown. 

The CMP Grande Parade begins at the Port Clinton High School and heads west on 10th Street, north on Madison, east on Perry Street, south on Jefferson Street and back to the High School.

To accommodate this event, the 100 block of East Perry Street will be closed no longer than one hour for the parade with the detours being set up at Perry Street at Fulton Street for the east to Wilcox Road and Perry Street at Monroe Street for the west to Fremont Road.

If you have any questions, contact Main Street Port Clinton at 419-734-5503 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Still time to recycle your old tennis shoes at PCHS

The Port Clinton High School Environmental Science Club is still collecting worn tennis shoes for the Nike Re-Use-A-Shoe program. The shoes will be collected until June 1. Drop off locations are at Port Clinton High School, Port Clinton Middle School, Bataan Primary & Intermediate, Immaculate Conception School and Ida Rupp Library. The club has set a goal to collect 500 pairs of shoes. Don't leave your tracks on the world and donate your shoes.

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