Ottawa County “Home Delivered Meal Program” honored

Ottawa County Senior Resources announces that the Meals On Wheels Association of America has nationally recognized their March For Meals campaign. Ottawa County Home Delivered Meals Program received the Silver Award for $650 for their efforts to engage county seniors and a local business in the fight to end senior hunger. March For Meals is an annual campaign to raise awareness and generate community support around the importance of a nutritious meal and social connection to keeping homebound and hungry seniors more healthy and independent in their own homes. This year, the Meals On Wheels Association singled out 199 programs’ campaigns for their success.


Gem Beach to Rock Saturday, August 17

Gem Beach Rocks VI is fast approaching. The annual event featuring classic rock, food and cold beverage will be held on the shores of Lake Erie at Gem Beach on Catawba Island on August 17 from noon to 8 p.m. This year’s headliner band is Wally and the Beavs. The rest of the line-up includes The Reese Daily Band from Put-in-Bay, The Junk and Ronnie Howard with Cruisin’.


PCHS announces freshmen & new student orientation date

The annual “Frosh Fest” at Port Clinton High School, an orientation program for incoming freshmen and new students, will be held August 16. Frosh Fest begins at 9 a.m. with a parent information session in the Performing Arts Center. During this time new students have the opportunity to find their lockers and walk through their class schedule. The event has many more activities through noon. More details will be announced in August.


Olney High School reunion

Olney High School Class of 1963 will hold its 50th Reunion on Saturday, September 28 in the Black Forest Café at Oak Shade Hall, 3624Seaman Street, Oregon. Social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with a buffet dinner at 7 and cash bar available. Tickets are $27.50 per person and reservations are required. Invitation letters will be mailed soon. For further information, please contact Dawn Woyame at 419-691-0619, Sharon French at 419-836-7248 or Kay Vargo at 419-666-4284.


Community Meeting on school safety Set for August 14

Saint Boniface School together with Benton-Carroll-Salem School District will be hosting an important first community meeting to discuss plans to enhance safety procedures on their school campuses beginning with the start of the coming school year. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Oak Harbor High School Auditorium. Any and all interested community members are strongly encouraged to attend. There will be separate training and meetings for all school staff and students at the start of the coming school year. Other community meetings and informational meetings are planned, but dates are not yet set.


Porter receives Coast Guard Foundation scholarship

Landon Porter of Port Clinton was one of the distinguished scholarship recipients from the The Coast Guard Foundation. The scholarship program of the Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, supports the higher education goals of enlisted Coast Guard members’ children.


Fort Fireland “Rockin’ the Fort” Classic Car show

Fort Firelands RV Resort, located on RT 163 at RT 269 in Marblehead, is gearing up for its 7th annual “Rockin’ the Fort” Classic Car and Truck Show Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “This is a new date for our show,” said Jeff Barton, one of Fort Firelands’ owners. He added, “We are happy to have Cruisin Zeake as DJ this year.” There is a $5 pre-entry fee, $7 entry fee day of show. There will be goodie bags for the first 50 entries along with gas card drawings for registered participants. 

Jeff’s wife Terri added, “You’ll want to come out to see some fabulous cars, browse the flea market and various shops, or just listen to the great oldies music.” There will be a 50/50 drawing as well as raffle items donated by local businesses. Port-N-Starboard Restaurant is offering a hamburger and hot dog special for this event.


Entertainment, activities announced for Appetite for the Arts

The 2013 Appetite for the Arts gala on Friday, August 16, at the Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport will be a “Red Carpet Affair,” with a preview of artists’ works, culinary delights, classic and collector cars and music by the Womack Family Band.

Those interested in attending the Aug. 16 ticketed preview event should buy tickets early, as organizers from the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council (GPCAAC) said last year’s event sold out. Tickets for Friday’s event are $35 and will be available online through and locally at Mary’s Blossom Shoppe, Bassett’s and Real Living Morgan Realty Group.


OH Farmers’ Market

Oak Harbor’s first Farmers’ Market of the season is this weekend, June 22, at Kraemer Park from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be 20 vendors with fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as baked goods and crafts.The Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce will be holding Farmers’ Markets on the fourth Saturday of each month June-October

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