Port Clinton News

Magruder Hospital VIP Club 2014 Trips

Magruder Hospital’s VIP Club recently announced their single-day and multi-day trips for 2014.  Flyers for all the trips can be found at the Main Lobby and Outpatient desks at the hospital.  These trips are open to the public and being a VIP Club member is not required.

On Tuesday, July 29, and Wednesday, July 30, there will be an Amish Overnight trip to Sugarcreek, OH.  Cost per person will be $294 for double occupancy.  Price includes transportation, a night’s stay in the Carlisle Inn, breakfast, lunch and dinner, tours, shopping and wine tasting.  It also includes “The Confession” musical by Beverly Lewis, live theater in the round at the Carlisle Inn. This musical is based on the Amish novels by the award-winning author. Deadline to sign up is Monday, June 9. 

On Monday, Aug.18, there will be a trip to Pittsburg, PA.  The cost is $127 per person and includes a day of cruising three rivers on the Gateway Clipper, live entertainment and lunch on-board.  Afterward there will be a guided tour of Pittsburgh and shopping at Station Square.  Deadline to sign up is Monday, July 14.

The second multi-day trip will be to Nashville, TN, Monday, Sept. 8 through Friday, Sept. 12.  Cost is $490 per person for double occupancy.  The price includes motor coach transportation, four nights lodging, four breakfasts, four dinners, two shows (Grand Ole Opry and Nashville Nightlife Theater), guided tours of Nashville and Belle Meade Plantation, admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame, admission to the Grand Ole Opry Backstage Tour and a ride on the Delta Flatboats inside the Opryland Hotel.  Deadline to sign up is Tuesday, July 1.

On Friday, Oct. 24, there will be the International Tour of Cleveland part II trip.  Cost is $82 per person and includes League Park, Coventry-on-the-Heights, Kosher Grocery & Bakery, Tremont, inland lake, lunch and dessert and more.  Deadline to sign up is Friday, Sept. 19. 

On Wednesday, Nov. 19,  there will be an Oglebay Festival of Lights trip to Wheeling, WV.  Cost is $116 per person and includes the light displays, lunch, miniature train, laser light show and shopping. Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, Oct. 15.

For more information or to sign up for any of these trips, call Marty Willis at 419-265-2479 or Rachel Fall at 419-732-4061.


Port Clinton Easter Egg Hunt April 13

The Port Clinton Recreation Department and Champions for Children are sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 13, at 1 p.m. on the courthouse lawn. Children ages 12 months to 10 years old are welcome to participate. There will be candy and prizes. No registration is necessary. 

For further information, contact Jenn Porter at 419.734.5522, ext. 8.


Devin Kohlman wins Chamber’s Outstanding Citizen

There was a record number turnout of 180 people at the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Port Clinton’s annual dinner and awards ceremony. The event, which was held Thursday night, April 10, at the Catawba Island Club honored outstanding businesses, volunteers and citizens.

“Our record turnout is a testament to the great things happening in our community,” said Port Clinton Area Chamber and Main Street Port Clinton President Laura Schlachter.

One of the most moving and tear-jerking moments of the evening was Devin Kohlman winning the Chamber’s Outstanding Citizen Award. The award was accepted by Devin’s mother, Alexis Kohlman, and Devin’s grandfather, Bill Van Der Giessen.

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