Community calendar June 27-July 5

Thursday June 27

Art Walk Dance with Mayflies
WHAT: Art walk and dance event by the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council
WHERE: Historic downtown Port Clinton
WHEN: 5-8 p.m.
INFO: Jen Nickel 419-341-0804 or


Who’s at risk for caregiver distress?

Nearly one-third of adults living in Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties are family caregivers who could be at risk for heart disease, diabetes, depression and various other physical and emotional maladies as a result of caregiver distress, a potentially dangerous condition brought on by the pressures of caring for a senior loved one.

Studies increasingly point to caregiving as a leading stressor for families. In fact, one U.S. study revealed that more than half (52.8%) of those caring for individuals with diseases including cancer or Alzheimer’s had scores indicating depression.*

In response to this growing issue, the local Home Instead Senior Care® office has launched a public awareness campaign, Family Caregiver Stress Relief, at, to help family caregivers determine if they are at risk for distress and to minimize problems before they escalate.


Rick Dominick named PCHS Athletic Director

Port Clinton High School has announced Rick Dominick will be the new Athletic Director and has already started working on the 2013-14 school year. Mr. Dominick has been with the district since 1996 as a Business Teacher, Guidance Counselor, and Coach. He replaces former Athletic Director, Carey Clum, who retired in earlier in June. PCHS Principal Mr. Gary Steyer said, "I'm excited about Rick Dominick taking over as Athletic Director for Port Clinton High School. Rick's knowledge of the SBC as well as his passion for high school sports will make him a natural fit for the position. Our athletes and our coaches are fortunate to have Rick as their Athletic Director."

Mr. Dominick looks forward to his new role in PCHS Athletics and said he believes it is a natural evolution to oversee the athletic programs. At PCHS he has had experience running various programs as both an assistant and a head coach. As a coach, Dominick has led the Redskin Boys Golf Team to several SBC championships. One of his main goals is to continue and improve the partnership with the community and High School Athletics. He said, “We know they benefit each other, both what Redskin Athletics does for the community and equally important how the community support effects student athletes. During the state boys basketball tournament run a few years ago we all experienced it firsthand. The athletes are impacted when they see that people care and feed off of that support.” 


PCACC open house

Left to right: Laura Schlacter, Executive Director of PCACC; Dana Bacak Lynd, Civilian Marksmanship Program; Jodie Regal, Ottawa County Commissioner; Lauren Schubach, Operations Manager of PCAAC;

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce held an open house on Thursday, June 20, at their office at 110 Madison Street in downtown historic Port Clinton.  The office has an extensive variety of brochures, money saving coupons from Chamber members, and is Port Clinton’s headquarters to learn about upcoming events and activities.  For more information contact 419-734-5503.


Put-in-Bay novelist Bob Adamov holds book signings

Award-winning Put-in-Bay novelist Bob Adamov will be signing copies of his seventh novel, Sandustee, in his Put-in-Bay based mystery adventure series at the following locations and times on Sunday, June 30th:

  • Twisted Sisters Gallery in Marblehead  10–11:30 a.m.
  • Joseph Wise Fine Clocks in Lakeside    12–1 p.m.
  • Mon Ami Restaurant and Winery2-5 p.m.

Fabulous Flea Market at Lakeview Park

Saturday’s 4th Annual Fabulous Flea Market and Artists and Crafters Show was sponsored by the Women of Faith of Faith Methodist Church and held in Lakeview City Park in Port Clinton. All 100 vendor spaces were sold out. Community Market grilled food, Underwood’s Grill served ice cream, and Newman’s Kettle Corn popped corn. The hot weather didn’t deter people from coming out, as the event was busy with vendors and consumers.


Fishing remains good in the Western Basin

June 21st was the first day of summer, and the temperatures are rising. It was a cooler than normal spring here in the Port Clinton area, but it feels like that is behind us now. As the water temperatures rise and get into the 70’s the big walleye are starting to move to the deeper/cooler waters to the east. As of last week the water temperature in this area was 66-69 degrees off shore.

At this time there are still plenty of big fish to be found in the Western Basin. From west of the islands, in and around Niagara Reef, C Can, to the northeast up to the red  buoy North of North Bass is still producing great catches with several “Fish Ohio’s” in the bunch. Those with Canadian licenses are having much success on both sides of Pelee Island as well. If you don’t have a Canadian license, you can fish the Canadian line between North Bass and Middle Island by either trolling or drift casting crawler harnesses or trolling with spoons and crankbaits for nice sized walleye.


Hot Shots photography studio opens in Port Clinton

Left to right: Roseann Hickman, Main Street Port Clinton president; Bill Rigoni; Kelly Rigoni; Lee Vivod, Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce president; Port Clinton Mayor Vincent Leone. 

On Friday evening The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce (PCACC) held a ribbon cutting for Hot Shots Photography & Design, located at 210 Madison Street in downtown historic Port Clinton.

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