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Art Walk returns to Historic Downtown Port Clinton

A vendor from a 2013 art walk.

One of Port Clinton’s newest, fun traditions is back. Beginning May 22, Art Walk, the free family-friendly downtown art celebration, will be held the fourth Thursday of each month from 5-8 p.m.

In 2013 the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council (GPCAAC), Historic Downtown Port Clinton, art galleries and venues united to form Art Walk as a means of promoting both art and downtown businesses. Once a month, a growing crowd gathered to browse art in the galleries and businesses and on the sidewalks, stroll from store to store, grab a bite to eat in one of the restaurants, and listen to live music.

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Walleye Walk & 5K Run 2014

Help support victims of domestic violence and our local youth on Sunday, May 25.  Run or walk through the streets of Port Clinton raising money for Ruth Ann’s House and the Port Clinton Recreation Department by participating in the annual Walleye Walk & 5K Run.  Entry fee is $20 if registered by May 23 and $25 on race day.  T-shirts will be given to all who pre-register and while supplies last on race day.  

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Port Clinton City Schools refinance bonds, save money

The Port Clinton City School District is pleased to announce that its recent bond refinancing efforts will save district taxpayers in excess of $1 million in future debt service costs. 

In its original financing of the construction and renovation costs for Bataan Memorial, Port Clinton Middle School, and Port Clinton High School, the District utilized Build America Bonds (BABs). BABs were made available as part of the Recovery Act of 2009, and were intended to help lower borrowing costs on public capital projects. Congress and the Obama Administration encouraged public entities to use BABs to pursue needed capital projects, promising that the U.S. Treasury would pay a direct subsidy of 35% of the interest costs to the bond issuer.

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