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Benefit breakfast for Lynne Zibert Domokos

There will be a Pancake Breakfast Benefit for Lynne Zibert Domokos on Sunday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Elks Lodge, 231 Buckeye Blvd., Port Clinton. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 6 years old and younger. There will also be a reverse raffle during the breakfast and fish bowl items.

Lynne had her second surgery on May 10 at the Cleveland Clinic, after falling ill on Jan. 2 with the rare auto-immune disease relapsing polychondritis. She has been manager of Our Guest Inn & Suites for 15 years and recently also for The Listening Room. Lynne has dedicated countless hours over those years to community service in Port Clinton and to the Walleye Drop.

For more information call the Our Guest Inn & Suites at 419-734-7111.

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All living things are awakening

When John Minier of Catawba was preparing his boat for the season, he found that the boat had an uninvited passenger. Fortunately, having wintered in Arizona, Minier was well-prepared with his handy snake-catching tool and the snake was soon encouraged to take a swim and find other lodging.

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PC boys tennis defeat Huron

Port Clinton Boys tennis took on Huron Monday in an SBC Conference match at Huron.  The Redskins prevailed and improved their record to 9-6 (6-4) with a 4-1 score.  Huron fell to 7-8.

The scores were as follows:

  • 1st Singles:  Matheus Rodrigues  (PC) def. Jake Guerrero (H) 6 - 0, 6 - 1
  • 2nd Singles:  Thomas Schneerdorfer (H) def. Leandro Papa (PC) 6 - 0, 6 - 1
  • 3rd Singles:  Ryan Norgard (PC) def. Patrick Dusza (H) 6 - 3, 7 - 6 (3)
  • 1st Doubles:  Matt Fillmore/Jeff Griffin (PC) def. Dakota Jones/Derrick Wray (H) 6 - 2, 6 - 2
  • 2nd Doubles:  Max Mercurio/Noah Cross (PC) def. Dylan Recard/Benji Battiste (H) 7 - 6 (5), 6 - 3

Coach Aaron Taylor: “Matheus went out and executed his game plan with perfection today, pushing past a very tough player in Jake.  Leandro stepped up to 2nd singles today due to our new doubles lineup and struggled with the hard hitting Thomas.  Ryan made his singles debut for this year and won a very hard fought victory.  Matt and Jeff continued their hot streak by putting away the 2nd Team SBCers Derrick and Dakota.  Max and Noah debuted together at 2nd doubles in preparation for sectionals and won a very close match.”

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Port Clinton Walleye Beer Fest at the Walleye Festival

Main Street Port Clinton announces the first annual Port Clinton Walleye Beer Fest on Thursday, May 23, 7-11p.m, in the Entertainment Tent at the 33rd anniversary of the Walleye Festival.  Over 100+beers from 20 breweries will be available for sampling that evening.  Local restaurant vendors will be pairing food with the beer. There will be live performances by the Last of the Wildmen and the Naked Bacon Band.

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Jodie McCallum at Ida Rupp for “Draw Me In” program

Following the success of the past 5 years, the 2013 "DRAW ME IN" children's book program will be offered again for future authors and illustrators. The young authors and illustrators will be supplied with two blank mock-up books, one for practice and one for finished presentation. Each student will also receive a pack of crayons to complete their book. This program is offered to residents or siblings of residents residing in Ottawa County by the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council.

The next program will be on Tuesday, June 18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison Street, Port Clinton. The classes are available for children in grades 2 – 5. A parent or guardian must be present for this program. Class size is limited to 20.  The finished books are to be delivered to the Real Living Morgan Realty Group, 100 Jefferson Street, Port Clinton, no later than Saturday, July 8.

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Riding the Gatekeeper, Cedar Point's new coaster

At Cedar Point’s Media Day on Thursday, while waiting to take my first ride on The Gatekeeper, Cedar Point’s newest attraction, I felt the anticipation and excitement building. That anticipation was prolonged as we were told a rider needed to get on before us. That rider was Matt Ouimet, President and CEO of Cedar Point. My companion joked to Ouimet that he was prolonging her nervousness. He assured her she would love the ride and that it is one of the smoothest rides he has ever been on.

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Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport announces events for 2013

The Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport in Port Clinton has announced their events calendar for spring-fall 2013. The calendar features a wide range of activities for the general public and for the aviation community:

  • May 18: Learn to Fly Day and Airport Open House, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • May 22: B-17 rides on Yankee Lady
  • June 19: B-17 rides on Yankee Lady
  • June 29: Bluegrass Jam, 6-11 p.m.
  • July 4-10: Ford Tri-Motor Rides, EAA
  • July 10: B-17 rides on Yankee Lady
  • July 20: Ice Cream Social Fly-In, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • July 31: B-17 rides on Yankee Lady
  • Aug. 17-18: Port Clinton Area Arts Council “Appetite for the Arts”
  • Aug. 18: EAA Pancake Breakfast & Young Eagle Rally
  • Aug. 21: B-17 rides on Yankee Lady
  • Aug. 24-24: Radio-controlled Warbird Fly-In, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Aug. 29-Sept. 1: Tuskegee Airmen Red Tail Event
  • Sept. 28: Chili & Cornbread Fly-in Aviation Swap Meet
  • Oct. 12: Apple Butter Cooking Fly-In

In addition, the Tin Goose Diner is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., and the Liberty Aviation Museum, 3515 East State Road, Port Clinton, is open Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, 419-732-0234, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For more information on the airport and events: www.portclintonairport.com, 419-734-6297, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Walleye Festival going green

The 33rd Anniversary of the Walleye Festival is a little greener.  Festival goers and vendors are encouraged to recycle glass, cans, cardboard and plastic at the Walleye Festival. The recycling is coordinated by Main Street Port Clinton in cooperation with Republic Services and the Ottawa, Sandusky, and Seneca County Joint Solid Waste District.

For more information, please visit www.walleyefestival.com.

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ODNR promotes life jacket safety

Ohio hopes to lead the nation again with the highest number of participants for the “Ready, Set, Wear It!” life jacket safety awareness events on Saturday, May 18. These events will kick off National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

According to the Recreational Boating Statistics 2011 released by the U.S. Coast Guard, 70 percent of all fatal boating accident victims drowned, and of those, 84 percent were reported as not wearing a life jacket.

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2013 Compost Workshop

Composting is one form of recycling that can happen right in your backyard. Catawba Island Township, Sandusky County Park District, Ottawa County Soil & Water Conservation District and the Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste Management District are sponsoring a Compost Workshop on Wednesday, May 22nd. The Compost Workshop will demonstrate how composting yard waste, food scraps, and other organic materials are used to create a nutrient-rich soil conditioner for yard or garden. 

Pre-registration is required to attend one of two available sessions because of limited space. The pre-registration deadline is Tuesday, May 21. The first session will begin at 10 a.m. and the evening session will begin at 6:30 p.m. There will be a charge of $5 to participate.

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