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Healthy Lake Erie Fund signed into law

Rep. Randy Gardner’s efforts to fight Lake Erie algae problems received a major boost Monday when Gov. John Kasich signed legislation that includes Gardner’s $3 million Healthy Lake Erie Fund.
“I’m pleased to have Governor Kasich’s support for the Healthy Lake Erie Fund, and to have bipartisan backing to begin to attack this environmental and economic challenge facing our region,” Gardner said. 
There has been growing concern by travel and tourism-related businesses that the worsening algae problem in Lake Erie is impacting the region’s economy and forcing higher unemployment.   

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Artists’ Club offers day trip, watercolor class

The Port Clinton Artists’ Club is offering two upcoming opportunities for art growth and education.
The first is a trip to Kelleys Island to visit the Charles Herndon Gallery. Charles Herndon is an accomplished artist who grew up in the Cleveland area. He has a bachelor of fine art degree in sculpture from The Cleveland Institute of Art, a bachelor of art degree in art history from Case Western Reserve University and a master of fine art in sculpture from Syracuse University. Nestled around his Kelleys Island home are two studios, two galleries and a 10-acre sculpture garden. This trip will be on Saturday, June 16. The cost is $35 per person, which includes transportation to and from Kelleys Island. Contact Helen Arnold for information at 419-341-1980.

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Kids head to summer camp on Kelleys Island

Did you realize you can go to camp on an island? You can! Each summer, youth from across the state travel to this camp which is located on Kelleys Island. Did you realize youth do NOT need to be 4-H members to attend 4-H camp? It’s true!
Organized camping is more than mosquito bites and soggy tennis shoes. Camp is an important “learning laboratory” where children develop life skills, such as responsibility, decision making, getting along with others, cooperation, leadership and increased self-esteem. 

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