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Firecracker Cutie Contest returns to 4th of July festivities

This year’s contest is open to all boys and girls that are Ottawa County residents age 0-12 and will be held at Adams Street Park at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4. In case of rain, it will be held at St. John Lutheran Church, at the corner of Second and Adams streets in Port Clinton.
Participants are asked to don their red, white and blue for the occasion.
New this year is an optional “most photogenic” contest, which will be judged based on photographs sent in with the applications. These will be judged separately prior to July 4th, and awards will be given at the afternoon ceremonies. Registration deadline for the “most photogenic” contest is June 30, and Firecracker Cutie contest applications are due the day of the event. Firecracker Cutie Applications will be accepted on the 4th starting at 9:15 a.m.

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Dream Works performing at Riverfront Live!

Dave Ninke of Dream Works Entertainment, from Oak Harbor, returns to the stage with his voice, guitar and other musical accessories at Riverfront Live! The free summer concert series is held each Friday at 6:30 p.m. under the canopy at North Jefferson Street.
Ninke specializes in ’50s through ’80s oldies and rock ’n’ roll and usually grants requests.
“Dream Works offers a huge musical selection so that I can tailor my performance to the crowd,” said Ninke.
The free Riverfront Live! outdoor summer music program is sponsored by Main Street Port Clinton. For a complete schedule of performers for the 2012 season, please go to www.historicportclinton.com.

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Purchase fresh produce at Lakeside Farmers’ Market

In a continued effort to promote health and wellness, Lakeside is again hosting a bi-weekly Farmers’ Market during the Chautauqua summer season. From 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and Friday until Aug. 31, Farmers’ Market vendors will sell fresh produce, honey, herbs and homemade baked goods at Walnut Avenue on the pedestrian walkway between Second and Third Streets in Lakeside.
There will be nine to 10 vendors each day, including DeChant Farms, DTF Enterprises, Great Lakes Gourmet Spice Co., Healthy Bakes By Catherine, My Mother’s Market, Farm Wife Breads and TNT Farms.
The items sold at the Farmers’ Market are grown within a 50-mile radius; this provides Lakeside residents and guests the opportunity to purchase regionally produced goods and contribute to the growth of the local economy.

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