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GPCAAC Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday, June 14

The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council (GPCAAC) Arts & Crafts Festival returns Saturday, June 14, for its 21st year in a new location, Port Clinton’s Lakeview Park, with the same mix of art, crafts and children’s activities that has delighted festival goers for two decades. The festival is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy a summer day browsing among artfully crafted offerings including jewellery, woodworking, photography, paintings, upcycled art, metal garden art, handcrafted soaps and pottery from more than 50 artists.

Children can create art from recycled materials and their own play adventures through special activities.

And when you’re ready to nosh, satisfy your cravings with savoury perch, hot dogs, burgers, smoothies and German roasted nuts from food vendors.

“Both artists and the public look forward to the GPCAAC Arts & Crafts Festival because it offers something for everyone,” said GPCAAC President Carol Morgan. “When you add the pleasant ambiance of Lakeview Park, it’s just about a perfect outing.”

Find out more about the GPCAAC’s upcoming activities and its ongoing mission to promote arts in the area at www.PortClintonArts.org.

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Fort Firelands Pioneer and Primitive Arts Festival

Fort Firelands RV Resort’s 8th annual Pioneer and Primitive Arts Festival on June 14-15 offers historical and interactive experiences for the entire family. Fort Firelands is located at 5650 E Harbor Rd in Marblehead, on Rt. 163 at Rt. 269. The event is being held 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

From the Paleo hunter to the American Revolution, through the Mountain Man period and the Civil War, authentic re-enactors and musicians will take you back in time. Learn to make an arrowhead, throw a tomahawk, or even better… have the rare opportunity of throwing an Atlatl (pronounced “at lattle”). Used by the Paleo hunter 12,000 years ago, the Atlatl is a device for throwing 6-7 foot darts that look like giant arrows. “Once you try it, you’ll be hooked,” says Jeff Barton, owner of Fort Firelands. “We are fortunate to be the only event in NW Ohio in which the Ohio Atlatl Association participates”

“This is our 8th year and the festival has really grown,” said Jeff Barton, owner of Fort Firelands.

The event is free and open to the public. While at Fort Firelands, visitors are encouraged to shop at Port N Starboard restaurant and the various shops and flea market.

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Country Gentlemen expands to offer CG Nail Bar

The inside of CG Nail Bar taken on the day of their grand opening, Thursday, June 5.

Debbie Tester, owner of Country Gentlemen Barber Shop and Beauty Salon, decided to expand her business at 228 E. Second Street, Port Clinton, to include a shop next door, CG Nail Bar. “I wanted to expand the business to accommodate my customers,” said Tester. “Why go to Sandusky to get your nails done, when you can stay right here in Port Clinton?”

CG Nail Bar does manicures, gel polish, polish change, gel removal, designs and men’s manicures. They also have a great pedicure selection. For pedicure services, CG Nail Bar has massage chairs where the client can sit and relax while they get their work done. There is also a garden located in the back of the salon where clients can relax while they wait or after their service.

For more information about CG Nail bar, contact manager Jennifer Majoy at 419-734-2111 or visit them at 226 E. Second Street located next to Country Gentlemen.

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Grant for $2.34 million awarded to downtown Port Clinton

Port Clinton Mayor Vince Leone and Ohio Senator Randy Gardner shake hands at the ODOT press conference.

During a press conference held by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Wednesday, June 11, at 11 a.m., it was announced that Port Clinton had received a Small Cities Grant worth $2.34 million that will go to the upgrade and improvement of the downtown.

The grant enables the City to perform the following upgrades and improvements:

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Are the citizens misrepresented or have they spoken?

When questions from the audience were taken at Tuesday night’s Port Clinton City Council meeting, some interesting discussion occurred between resident and C.O.R.D. (Citizens Organized for Responsible Development) member Don Finke and Councilman Mike Snider. Finke addressed council asking if they thought citizens should have a right to vote on the sale or lease of City park land (referring to the C.O.R.D. petition that is circulating about the subject). 

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Port Clinton City Schools Announces Terrific Kids for April and May 2014

In cooperation with the Port Clinton Kiwanis Club, Port Clinton City Schools recognizes outstanding elementary students as Terrific Kids.  Terrific Kids are selected in each class once a month to recognize students for working to the best of their ability to improve academic performance, behavior, relationships with peers, displays honesty, or attendance.  The following have been honored as Terrific Kids in April and May 2014.

Bataan Primary

Ginger Blackert, Caleb Spencer, Jacqueline Libben, Logan  Cruz, Dylan Rehder, Aiden Finn, Jessica Weeks, Madelyn Shobe, Kayden Thebeau, Molly Gedeon, Aurora Fillmore, Jeremy Cook, Nora Rosario, Maddy Cornell, Aaliyah Wilson, Anthany Kaufman, Ryan Caris, Gabriel Quintero, Tabitha Duncan, Abbie Ferguson, Dashaun Gilmer, Jasmine Hicks, Branden Ramsey, Jandi Torres, Reagan Ruthsatz, Kaylie Simpson, David Zielske.

Bataan Intermediate

Mya Curry, Serenity Dague, Carlito Otero, Alliyah Wharton, Nicholas Elson, Alyssa Libben, Rebekah Clark, Rogue Moyer, Hunter Bechtel, Rebekah Nehls, Alexis Spears, Anthony Aukerman, Brooke McLaughlin, Dillon Ringeisen, Aubrianna Wylie, William Brooks, Jasmine Karshuk, Isabellah Craig, Andrew Miller, Da’Monte Valle, Treselle Young, Ben Bowens, Angelica Whiting, Carson Snyder, Carly Robinette, Lysette Auvil, Jordan Spencer, Annaliese Mincer, Katerina Fillmore, Austin Helton, Brooke Martinez, Lilly Howell, Paige Zibert, Noah Shaw, Megan Bolyard, Cameron Kessler, Carter Sartin.

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PCMS 29th Annual Convocation Ceremony

Port Clinton Middle School grade 8 student, Grace Walters, receives here certificate of achievement from Mrs. Carrie Sanchez, Principal, at the 29th Annual Port Clinton Middle School Convocation. 

On Thursday, June 5, the Port Clinton Middle School held its 29th Annual Convocation Awards Ceremony at the Port Clinton High School Performing Arts Center.  Along with recognizing the Fleet 8 students, the many achievements of the middle school students for the 2013-2014 school year were also honored.  

Principal’s Award of Distinction:  Blake Kelly

Outstanding Achievement in Athletics and Academics:  Jadan Rogers and Isabelle Rospert

Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award:  Blake Kelly and Paige Steyer

OHSAA Award of Excellence:  Jared Depner

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On Point Wellness celebrates new location

From left to right: Lee Vivod, Lisa Sarty, Chuck Miller, Vince Leone, Jackson Lento, Dee Lento, Mike Lento, Mary Nemecek, Leah Sutherland, Rebecca Cross and Laura Schlachter.

On Tuesday, June 10, On Point Wellness had a ribbon cutting at their new location on 129 Madison Street. 

“We are thankful for the energy that you have brought to the community,” said Port Clinton Mayor Vince Leone. “With that kind of energy this town can accomplish anything.”

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PCHS Class of 2014 graduates

On Saturday, June 7, at 10:30 a.m. Port Clinton High School held its 130th commencement ceremony. One hundred and thirty four students received their diplomas at True-Lay Stadium. Elise Zeitzheim gave a welcome speech to the graduates and attendees. At the end of the welcome, overcome with emotion, Zeitzheim read a quote from the Broadway musical Wicked, “Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better, but because I knew all of you, I have been changed for good.”

During the Superintendent’s Address, Pat Adkins told the students “getting to know each other can enrich our own lives and the lives of others.” Adkins also told personal stories about a few students that received laughs from the crowd.

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The Marblehead Bank Achieves Highest Rating

In these tough economic times, it is important to know there are financial institutions that are strong, secure, and ready and able to assist their communities. The Marblehead Bank, Marblehead, Ohio is one such institution – dedicated to getting Main Street back on its feet. Since it exhibits overall financial superiority in such areas as: capital adequacy, delinquent loan levels and profitability, BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida is proud to bestow its highest 5-Star Superior rating upon The Marblehead Bank. In fact, this marks the 97th consecutive quarter that The Marblehead Bank has earned this distinction. Only 5% of the nation’s banks can claim that.  

“The unstable economic picture, both on Wall Street and on Main Street, makes it all the more important to recognize those financial institutions that are strong and stable,” remarks Karen L. Dorway, president of BAUERFINANCIAL. “The institutions that played by the rules and did not compromise their lending standards are the same institutions that stand ready to help build the economy back up. The Marblehead Bank is an excellent example of this community spirit.”

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