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Danbury Senior Center Gets New Sign

The Danbury Senior Center has new, bright red signs thanks to the generous donations from the community.  The new signs were made possible by memorial donations that were recently granted to the senior center.  The Danbury Senior Center Board along with the membership of Danbury Senior Center felt it was best to utilize the money, rather than just deposit into their bank account.  Jack Easton, Treasurer, upon the advice of the board, contacted Jeff Bumbera who is well known in our area for his signs and he agreed to make the signs.  

The signs are a beautiful bright red, with each side being identical except for the cartoon figures, a different one painted on each side.   The cartoon figures were selected to memorialize the two seniors whose memorials were donated to the senior center: Betty Boop is in memory of Betty "Boop" Briggs, a long time board member of the Danbury Senior Center and the other side depicts a skunk, in loving memory of Shirley "Stinky" Lynch, who had also served as president of the board.  The Danbury Senior Center community is very pleased with the new signs.

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The seasonal blessing of emergency vehicles and boats

Photos by Donna Lueke. 

On Tuesday, April 22, Father John Missler of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Port Clinton blessed the vehicles and boats of the Port Clinton Police Department, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Port Clinton Fire Department and the Marblehead U.S. Coast Guard Station. Ellif Fuiava, Port Clinton Marine Coordinator, organized the event, and Port Clinton Mayor Vincent Leone expressed gratitude to those law enforcement and rescue personnel gathered for their important service.

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Project Reality at PCMS

Port Clinton Middle School students Michael Baxter, Cooper Kowal and Allie Batterton stay after school as part of a project based learning program, “Project Reality”, where students have fun with science.

Science is fun at Port Clinton Middle School. Students even choose to stay after school to learn more about it. Ms. Jennifer Kelly and Ms. Cheryl Halsey, Fleet 6 (grade 6) teachers, organized “Project Reality” for Port Clinton Middle School students in grades 6, 7 or 8 to have fun with science. The Project Reality group meets after school each Thursday for an hour. Students are actively involved in project based learning programs and challenged with a task involving the idea that a local amusement park has hired the PCMS students to design a new ride for their park. 

Students were given the problem/challenge to develop the new ride using an eight step model applying simple machines. As experts of simple machines and forces, students in teams of four will design a prototype similar to Rube Goldberg's models. Each team has been busy building the model of their ride along with a multimedia presentation of their project. Students and teachers are eager to show off all the innovative projects to parents during Family Night planned for May 1.

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PCHS DECA selling charity car raffle tickets

Port Clinton High School DECA is selling raffle tickets for the 12th Annual Baumann Auto Group Big Charity Car Raffle. A $5 donation enters you in a chance to win your choice from five different 2014 cars--Chevrolet Malibu, Jeep Cherokee, Buick Verano, Hyundai Sonata or Ford Fusion. The drawing is held Sept. 27. You must be a licensed driver and 18 years old by the drawing date in order to purchase a ticket. The winner need not be present to win. All $5 goes to Ruth Ann’s House of Port Clinton. Make all checks payable to “Ruth Ann’s House”. For more information, contact PCHS DECA at 419-734-2147.

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Click it or Ticket starts May 19

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office will kick off its involvement with Click it or Ticket on Monday, May 19. The Click it or Ticket campaign is an effort throughout the State of Ohio to raise awareness to use seat belts.

Deputies will work extra shifts in an effort to enforce all traffic laws, especially seat belt violations during the Click it or Ticket campaign, which will run through June 2. The extra shifts are part of the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime Grant, which is funded through the Governor’s Highway Safety office.

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Send us your Earth Day photos!

Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22. This weekend there were many local beaches and parks that held clean ups in honor of Earth Day. If you participated, send us your photos! Send your photos to Jasmine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to see them in print in Thursday's Beacon.

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Lakeside plant sale May 10

Lakeside Chautauqua’s Annual Plant Sale will take place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, on the front steps of Hoover Auditorium (115 W. Third Street). There are no Chautauqua Pass admission fees for this event; all are welcome.

The plant sale will feature a variety of annuals, perennials, herbs, ground covers and small nursery stock for purchase. All proceeds from the Annual Plant Sale will help keep the Lakeside Chautauqua grounds beautiful throughout the summer season.

For more information on vacationing or living the Lakeside Chautauqua experience, visit www.lakesideohio.com or call 419.798.4461.

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RVI job fair

RVI will hold an employment fair from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 22, at their facility located at 8380 W. State Route 163, Oak Harbor.

Riverview Industries, Inc., provides employment and other opportunities to adults who have developmental disabilities. Positions are available in production, residential, contracted services and catering departments.

For information, call Catharine Hadley at 567-262-3080 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Common Grounds Café and Catering, run by RvI, is hiring two cooks for weekend catering services at an off-site location; shifts will vary. For information or to schedule an interview, call Kate at 419-732-3777.

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Bataan students are inventors

Bataan Memorial Primary students in Mrs. Stephanie Kreilick’s created their own inventions and presented to Mrs. Lajti’s grade 5 classroom at Bataan Memorial Intermediate.  Pictured here making their presentation are grade 2 students Sarah Borton, Reilly Laird, Austin Weglick, and Clarissa Corona.  See more pictures on the school district website, www.pccsd.net under Photo Albums.

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Port Clinton a Tree City USA

Port Clinton was named a 2013 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Port Clinton achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in coordination with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

“Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers and committed citizens in communities like Port Clinton make smart investments in urban forests,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with numerous economic, social and environmental benefits.”

Cleaner air, improved storm water management, energy savings and increased property values and commercial activity are among the benefits enjoyed by Tree U.S.A. communities.

More information on the program is available at www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.

The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member non-profit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees.

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