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Bay Point Yacht Club goes mainstream

23-05-2015 Hits:136 Business  - avatar John Schaffner

Bay Point Yacht Club goes mainstream

The Flag Officers of Bay Point Yacht Club proudly stand in front of their new clubhouse. (L-R): Rear Commodore Jim Kollmann, Commodore Mike Penney and Vice Commodore Ray Ditmar. When life...

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Walleye Fest is back!

21-05-2015 Hits:517 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Walleye Fest is back!

Last year’s Walleye Festival. May 21-25 marks the 35th annual Walleye Festival on the shores of Lake Erie in Waterworks Park in downtown Port Clinton. The festival will be open Thursday...

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Lake Erie harmful algal bloom season pro…

20-05-2015 Hits:203 Ottawa Outdoors  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Lake Erie harmful algal bloom season projection

On Tuesday, May 19, the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and the National Center for Water Quality Research released an early season projection for harmful algal bloom (HAB) on...

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Prof to discuss archeological research on prison site

David R. Bush, PhD., Heidelberg University, Tiffin, will present a program at 7 p.m. July 16 at the Ida Rupp Public Library covering his archeological work at the Johnson’s Island Confederate Prison and Cemetery.
Bush began his archeological study of the Johnson’s Island site in 1989. Professor Bush’s research has yielded many significant finds on the Island, including the location of Fort Hill, Fort Johnson (the prison stockade) and the dock area. Excavations and “digs” have been used to study several of the sinks (latrines), the powder magazine for Fort Hill, a prison well and portions of two prison blocks.

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LESI Group Sales recognized as Supplier of the Year

Each year the Meeting Professionals International Ohio Chapter recognizes chapter members who exemplify the finest in the meetings and hospitality industry. These awards officially recognize planners and suppliers who have made significant contributions to the chapter and the industry. The Lake Erie Shores & Islands Group Sales Team was recently recognized by MPI Ohio as “Supplier of the Year.” Group Sales Manager Amanda Smith Rasnick accepted the award at the organization’s annual banquet. Also nominated for Supplier of the Year were representatives from the Columbus Convention Center, Thirty One Gifts, and the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel. This award was made possible by the cooperation of many Lake Erie Shores & Islands industry partners and their willingness to work together for the good of the destination. Smith Rasnick has been selling and promoting Lake Erie Shores & Islands as a meeting destination since 2008.


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Music and history come together at Keeper’s House

Enjoy a day of stirring music, ice cream and desserts and local history Saturday, July 14, at the Wolcott Keeper’s House, 9999 E. Bayshore Road in Marblehead.
Tours of the 1820s stone house of Marblehead Lighthouse’s first keepers, Benajah and Rachel Wolcott, begin at 10 a.m. Ottawa County Historical Society volunteers will offer desserts and Toft’s ice cream from 11 a.m. and dulcimer performer Tracie Henson will perform traditional music from noon to 2 p.m. The 65-piece North Coast Concert Band will perform at 2 p.m. in the natural amphitheater behind the house, featuring rousing marches, dazzling soloists and contemporary arrangements.

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