Otterbein offers Birding Field Trip to Magee Marsh

A bird watching field trip will be hosted by Otterbein North Shore Senior Lifestyle Community in Lakeside-Marblehead on Monday, May 19. Participants will meet at the  Otterbein community center at 9 a.m. for coffee and pastries. Everyone will board the bus and proceed to Magee Marsh, along the coast of Lake Erie, to view the birds at they proceed north on their summer migratory path. The mid weeks of May are the optimum time to view a large variety of songbirds. Following the walk, guests will be treated to a picnic lunch. There is no charge for this event, but space is limited. For more information and reservations call Jo Ann Franks, Independent Lifestyle Counselor at 419-798-8250.

Additional information regarding Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices is available at or by calling 1-888-513-9131.


National Honor Society Adopt-a-Road

Hannah Kneisley, Noah Cross, Shelby Gerwin, David Saunders, Tarrynn Edgefield, Michael Lay, Hannah Sarty, Allie Schroeder, Ty Gallogly, Molly Haberman, Chelsea Volmer. Front row: Tiffany Colston, Ian Kyle

Port Clinton High School National Honor Society collected trash on Sunday, April 27, for their semi-annual Adopt-a-Road campaign. They collected about 40 lbs. of trash along Gill Rd.


Fabulous Child holds ribbon cutting

Catawba Island resident Kim Mazur has recently expanded her business, Fabulous Female, which is located at 211 W. Water St., downtown Sandusky. Fabulous Female now has expanded to include a store called Fabulous Child. These two stores are side by side and both include a fabulous array of clothing and accessories for adults and children.

“I wanted to buy special things for people who are special to me,” said owner Kim Mazur. “There are fabulous people in my life; I wanted to open something fabulous for them.” 

The ribbon cutting was held Thursday, May 1, to coincide with the first Downtown Sandusky Art Walk of the season.

Fabulous Child houses birthday shirts, tutus, hair bows and the inventory just keeps growing and growing. Mazur said that she has also added a boys’ line to the Fabulous Child store.

For more information about this business visit


Electrify Your Strings dream tour is coming to Port Clinton

Recording artist, producer, inventor, music education advocate, Emmy-winning composer and founding member of the internationally acclaimed Trans Siberian Orchestra, Mark Wood, is coming to Port Clinton on May 8 and 9. 

Sponsored by Port Clinton Music Boosters, the Mark Wood Experience/Electrify Your Strings workshop is coming to the Port Clinton City Schools Orchestra Program, to work with the students and engage them in a two day workshop. Wood’s goal is to “ignite their passions and inspire students to open their minds and unlock their potential”. At the end of the workshop Mark Wood, along with the students, will perform at an evening concert on Friday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at the Port Clinton City Schools Performing Arts Center. 

Tickets are available pre-show by contacting Kristina Aukerman at 419-734-2147, ext. 7, or the night of the concert or at the box-office the day of the show. Ticket prices are $10 for students and senior citizens, $20 for adults. Children under 4 are free, and required to sit on an adult lap. Cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express are accepted.


“A Grand Night for Singing” at Playmakers Civic Theatre

Pictured (L to R) are stage manager Lisa Meyer and members of the company Samantha Meyer, Marshall Parker, Matthew Parker, Kaitlin Riedmaier Griffing and Rich Riedmaier.

Playmakers Civic Theatre opens the final show of its 67th Season on Thursday, May 8.  "A Grand Night For Singing" is a tribute to the songwriting genius of Rodgers and Hammerstein, featuring a romantic, musical journey with songs from Carousel, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, The King and I and more.

"A Grand Night" is directed by Brenda Hensley and Robert Bell, who are also members of the cast.  The company features Karen Abbott, Angela Fishburn, Kaitlin Griffing, Sarah Leidheiser, Margaret Helbing, Michelle Haycox, Samantha Meyer, Matthew Parker, Rich Riedmaier and Marshall Parker.

"A Grand Night For Singing" is being performed at Playmakers Civic Theatre, 604 W. Sixth Street, Port Clinton, on May 8, 9, 10 and 16, 17, 18.  Curtain time is 8 p.m, with one 2 p.m. Sunday matinee on May 18.  Tickets are $15per person.  Make reservations by calling 419-734-5044.


Redskins lose to Perkins 2-3

Port Clinton Boys tennis played Perkins Wednesday in an SBC match at home.  The Redskins lost 2-3. This moved PC to 3-10 (2-6).

The scores were as follows:

1st Singles:  Manickam Manickam (P) def. Ryan Norgard (PC) 6-2, 6-0
2nd Singles:   Nader Hamad (P) def. Ellis Adolph (PC) 6-0, 6-0
3rd Singles:  Tristan Auxter (PC) def. Cameron Foss (P)  6-2, 6-1
1st Doubles:  Cody Dominick/Yu Hang Chen (P) def. Noah Cross/Will Mercurio 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (6)
2nd Doubles:  Jeff Griffin/Dean Colston (PC) def. Dhanush Kota/Sean Bower 6-2, 6-0

Ryan stepped up to first Wednesday and put up a great effort against the undefeated Manickam.  Ellis struggled with the more experienced Hamad.  Tristan played excellent Wednesday to defeat Cameron.  Noah and Will nearly won an upseat over the SBC #1 Doubles seed at first doubles.  Jeff and Dean won without much trouble at 2.

PC JV winners:

Joe Miller
Steve Kast
Anthony Paradiso
Thomas Keville

PC next plays Thursday, May 8,  at home vs. Huron at 4 p.m.


Bird Observatory teams up with Senator Gardner to designate Bird Ohio Day

On April 22, members of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) staff, along with three Ohio Young Birders Club (OYBC) members and their families, traveled to Columbus, Ohio to accept the official resolution designating May 10 as the first annual Bird Ohio Day. The resolution was initiated and drafted by Black Swamp Bird Observatory and sponsored by Senator Randy Gardner. The Resolution was adopted by the Ohio State Senate on March 20. The resolution was also sponsored by Representative Chris Redfern and Representative Mike Dovilla, and was adopted by the House on April 2.

The Bird Ohio Day resolution encourages teachers to incorporate birds into their lesson plans; encourages all citizens of the state of Ohio to spend time outside enjoying the spectacle of bird migration through our state; calls attention to the economic impact of bird tourism in Ohio; and urges all citizens to be better stewards of the habitats migratory birds rely on for their survival.


Catawba Island Boat Show

The Catawba Island Boat Show, sponsored by Progressive, was held at the Catawba Island Club May 2-4. With this year being the tenth anniversary of the event, the Catawba Island Boat show has come to symbolize the opening of northern Ohio’s boating season.


Lakers take second to Toledo Christian

Photos by John Kozak

Danbury’s Lindsay Mark hands the baton to teammate Alyssa Almendinger in the 4x200 meter relay Tuesday, April 29, against Toledo Christian and Northwood. The relay finished with a time of 2:06.6.

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