Port Clinton News

Jodie McCallum at Ida Rupp for “Draw Me In” program

Following the success of the past 5 years, the 2013 "DRAW ME IN" children's book program will be offered again for future authors and illustrators. The young authors and illustrators will be supplied with two blank mock-up books, one for practice and one for finished presentation. Each student will also receive a pack of crayons to complete their book. This program is offered to residents or siblings of residents residing in Ottawa County by the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council.

The next program will be on Tuesday, June 18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison Street, Port Clinton. The classes are available for children in grades 2 – 5. A parent or guardian must be present for this program. Class size is limited to 20.  The finished books are to be delivered to the Real Living Morgan Realty Group, 100 Jefferson Street, Port Clinton, no later than Saturday, July 8.


Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport announces events for 2013

The Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport in Port Clinton has announced their events calendar for spring-fall 2013. The calendar features a wide range of activities for the general public and for the aviation community:

  • May 18: Learn to Fly Day and Airport Open House, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • May 22: B-17 rides on Yankee Lady
  • June 19: B-17 rides on Yankee Lady
  • June 29: Bluegrass Jam, 6-11 p.m.
  • July 4-10: Ford Tri-Motor Rides, EAA
  • July 10: B-17 rides on Yankee Lady
  • July 20: Ice Cream Social Fly-In, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • July 31: B-17 rides on Yankee Lady
  • Aug. 17-18: Port Clinton Area Arts Council “Appetite for the Arts”
  • Aug. 18: EAA Pancake Breakfast & Young Eagle Rally
  • Aug. 21: B-17 rides on Yankee Lady
  • Aug. 24-24: Radio-controlled Warbird Fly-In, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Aug. 29-Sept. 1: Tuskegee Airmen Red Tail Event
  • Sept. 28: Chili & Cornbread Fly-in Aviation Swap Meet
  • Oct. 12: Apple Butter Cooking Fly-In

In addition, the Tin Goose Diner is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., and the Liberty Aviation Museum, 3515 East State Road, Port Clinton, is open Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, 419-732-0234, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For more information on the airport and events:, 419-734-6297, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Walleye Festival going green

The 33rd Anniversary of the Walleye Festival is a little greener.  Festival goers and vendors are encouraged to recycle glass, cans, cardboard and plastic at the Walleye Festival. The recycling is coordinated by Main Street Port Clinton in cooperation with Republic Services and the Ottawa, Sandusky, and Seneca County Joint Solid Waste District.

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