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Riders Unlimited, Inc. looks to the community for support in the face of closure

On a peaceful farm just north of Oak Harbor, Riders Unlimited, Inc. made its home in 2011. The facility was just what the therapeutic equestrian program needed to thrive: it housed the Riders Unlimited herd in easy-access stalls, provided an indoor arena for safe and comfortable Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapy, featured an attached home that could be converted to house the Board room and business office, had wide aisle ways that could provide plenty of room for horses, wheelchairs, and observers, and it had the room to grow and develop with the program for years to come. Over three years of being owned by the non-profit organization, the facility has underwent many improvements to increase accessibility, safety, and comfort for all riders, horses, and volunteers. During a hard winter, volunteers banded together and gave up more of their time to ensure that everything remained safe for the herd so that the horses would be healthy and happy for when their riders returned in the spring. The time and effort has, however, taken its toll.

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Arts in the Park Aug 2-3

Gail Young Wonnell from Sylvania

The Port Clinton Artists’ Club is happy to announce Arts in the Park will be held on Saturday and Sunday, August 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Lakeview Park in Port Clinton.  Exceptional, original art is displayed and sold by nearly 120 artists coming from as far away as Florida.  The show is free and open to the public.  One of the oldest art festivals in Ohio, Arts in the Park continues to bring unique and original art to Ottawa County.  

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Friends of the Library book sale

The Friends of Ida Rupp Public Library will hold their annual used book sale from July 31 through August 2 at the library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton.  The pre-sale for Friends only members will take place from 5-7 p.m. on July 31.  Memberships will be available at the door or in advance at the library circulation desk.  The general public sale will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 1 and from 9:30 a.m. to noon on August 2.

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Quilt Regatta Quilt Show

Show chairman, Kim Hirt, teaching at the Quilt Regatta Quilt Show

The Ohio Star Quilters Guild held its biennial Quilt Regatta Quilt Show.  The non-profit organization, consisting of quilters from all over north-central Ohio, held the show at Peace Lutheran Church July 18 and 19.  In addition to having roughly 170 pieces of home décor, quilts, and various apparel on display, the show featured demonstration lessons on twining, rug making, English paper piecing, embroidering, locker hooking, and various other techniques.  There was also a quilt appraiser on hand to access the monetary value of the quilts.

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Danbury Laker Athletic Boosters 21st annual reverse raffle

The Danbury Lakers Athletic Boosters 21st annual reverse raffle will be held Saturday, August 2 at St. Mary Social Hall in Marblehead. Grand prize for the night will be $10,000 cash; other prizes will be awarded throughout the night.

Tickets are $120 and include the raffle as well as a prime rib and honey glazed chicken dinner. Additional dinner tickets can be purchased for $20. To purchase tickets contact Bill Chapman at 419-573-2214 or Drew Davie at 419-798-4037. More information can also be given by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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PCHS Class of 1969 reunion

It’s not too late to RSVP for the 45th class reunion to be held in September. For those not attending in the past, brace yourselves for a weekend of fun and being reacquainted with old friends.

 

For more information contact Karen Fredericks by calling 419-797-4394.

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Changes for the General Election in November

The Ottawa County Board of Elections will be mailing out yellow postcards to precincts in the county that have changes affecting their precinct for the upcoming General Election on November 4, 2014.

• Port Clinton Wards 1A and 2A have a new polling location and will vote at Peace Lutheran Church at 900 Jefferson Street.
• Portage 2 will be combined with Portage 1, and continue to vote at their current polling location (Portage Township Building, 2501 State Road, Port Clinton).

All voters affected by the changes in Port Clinton Wards 1A, 2A, and Portage 2 will be receiving yellow postcards before the General Election, alerting them to the change.

If you do not receive your yellow postcard and reside in the aforementioned wards (PC 1A, PC 2A, POR 2) or if you have any questions, please call the office at 419-898-3071 or 800-697-9807.

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Jerry Lippus car show August 2

Last year's car show

2014 marks the 21st anniversary of the Chamber’s Jerry Lippus Memorial Classic Car Show on Saturday, August 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Port Clinton. Cars, trucks and bikes from virtually every era and every make will be on display on Madison Street. There will be a DJ, a 50/50 drawing every hour beginning at 11 a.m. and door prizes every hour beginning at 11:30 a.m. 

In recent years, the shows have hosted an average of over 150 cars and trucks.  Vehicle registration is $10 with a portion of the registration fees being donated to the Port Clinton 4th of July Fireworks and Main Street Port Clinton in honor of Jerry Lippus.  Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 cars at check-in.

A special thanks to the corporate sponsors who help make this event a huge success: America’s Best Value Inn, Baumann Auto Center, Cheesehaven, Civilian Marksmanship Program, John Krupp CPA, Lakeland Auto, Magruder Hospital, Muffler Smiths, Neidecker, LeVeck and Crosser Funeral Home, Nemecek Insurance, Otterbein North Shore Retirement Community, Scenic Rock Ledge Inn & Cottages, Skipper Bud’s, Snider & Associates, and Trish McCartney State Farm Insurance.

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GPCAAC holds third Art Walk of the season

On Thursday, July 24, the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council held its third Art Walk of the season. Art Walks are held the fourth Thursday of the month from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Port Clinton. The theme of this Art Walk was Ecogreen Sculptures.

In addition to the Art Walk, Lake Erie Adventure Play (LEAP) held a pop-up playground in front of Ida Rupp Library. Kids created adventures out of cardboard, fabric and other recycled material using their imaginations. There was also music and a farmer’s market.

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Tips for Safe Boating With Your Pet

With boating season in high gear it's a good time for a little refresher on pet friendly boating to ensure your little one is safe. Before hitting the high seas with your pet it's important to plan ahead and always keep the best interests of your four-legged friend in mind. Boating with your pet can be a wonderful and bonding experience or a not so pleasant one. It's all a function of proper planning and preparation.

Be sure to take these necessary provisions to ensure that your pet's boat cruise is a happy and safe one.

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