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Special meeting pulls 6-1 vote for ballo…

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Special meeting pulls 6-1 vote for ballot ordinance

On Thursday, July 30, Port Clinton City Council held a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers. The meeting was held especially for council to discuss the second...

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Catawba Peach and Wine Festival

30-07-2015 Hits:230

Catawba Peach and Wine Festival

Peach harvest from 1914.Most area residents know of the great history of peaches growing in the Catawba Island area.  Few, however, realize the importance of this particular year as it...

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The health of Lake Erie

29-07-2015 Hits:879

The health of Lake Erie

A satellite image by NOAA taken July 27 shows the algal bloom near the area.As predicted by multiple organizations, there is a harmful algal bloom in Lake Erie. How we’ve...

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Community calendar June 20-June 27, 2013

Community Calendar is a listing of events, classes and support groups for this week. If you have events you would like listed, send an email to our editor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Camp Read-a-lot at Bataan Primary

During the week of June 3 – 6, Bataan Memorial Primary School was transformed into Camp Read-a-lot for students to do “S’More” reading. Students met by the Bataan flagpole each morning for reveille, raising of the flag, roll call, daily joke and the “Golden Dust Pan” award for the cleanest “cabin” (classroom). Teachers were the camp counselors, dressing the part each day and leading the camp themed activities. 

As part of Camp Read-a-lot, various parts of the school were renamed for the week. The bathrooms were latrines, the nurse’s office was the first aid station, and the office was headquarters. Classroom lessons that centered around camping took place and the reading teachers had fun reading sessions. Reading sessions such as reading by flashlight, outdoor games or crafts and camper reading (a camper was parked in back of the school for the week).


The Reading Teachers at Bataan Memorial Primary, Nancy Wargo, Julie Dunham, and Tara Nilson, coordinated Camp Read-a-lot for students to do “S’More” reading the last week of school.

Families of students participated by completing activities at home as part of their Family Reading Contract. Families logged activities such as a family hike, checking the newspaper for the weather report, creating a collage of items found in nature, cuddling up and read a good book, or doing a good deed for a family member or neighbor.  Reading teachers Tara Nilson, Julie Dunham and Nancy Wargo coordinated the event. More pictures can be found on the school district website www.pccsd.net or the Port Clinton City School District Facebook page.

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Biggest Bike Week ever

This year’s Bike Week in Sandusky and surrounding communities was the biggest ever, with over 150,000 attending the various events.

“It’s becoming a destination,” said long-time participant Connie Roberts of Huron.”We saw bikes from all over, from as far away as Wisconsin and Florida. And there are plans to make it even bigger this year.”

Photos by Connie Roberts

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