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Firelands Symphony free outdoor concert

The Firelands Symphony and acclaimed jazz trumpeter Byron Stripling will be having a free family concert and Louis Armstrong Tribute on Sun., Aug. 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the BGSU Firelands campus in Huron. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy this New Orleans-style jazz by one of the foremost jazz trumpeters in the country. In case of rain, the event will move inside to the Sandusky State Theatre at 7:30 p.m.  Check the FSO website, www.FirelandsSymphony.com for updates. This is a no-alcohol event. For more information,call the Firelands Symphony Orchestra at 419-621-4800.

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ESOL classes offered at Vanguard

Adults whose first language is not English are invited to come to ESOL classes (English for Speakers of Other Languages). These free classes are held every Monday & Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Career & Technology Center, 1306 Cedar Street, Fremont, in Room 126. Classes are enjoyable and taught by a qualified teacher. To register for orientation, call 419.334.6901 ext. 2701 or ext. 2703. Classes begin on Sept.9.

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Port Clinton City Council needs to hear from residents

Main Street Port Clinton’s President Laura Schlachter thanks those who attended Thursday’s public presentation by Mike Rose with Washington Properties and David Krebbs with AODK Architects regarding the revitalization of downtown historic Port Clinton and the development of the waterfront.  Schachter notes that the attendance at the meeting proves how important the downtown and waterfront are to Port Clinton residents and businesses.

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Appetite for the Arts Gala

 

Friday evening the Executive Hangar and an adjacent tent at the Erie Ottawa Regional Airport were transformed to an Arts Festival. The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council’s Appetite for the Arts Gala launched the weekend show that continues through Sunday. The Gala highlighted local cuisine, wine and beer, all graciously served by volunteers and set to the sound track of local musicians. The show is open to the public and features over 40 local artists. The Rotary Perch Wagon will be on site.

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Terra State announces new Jazz Band director

 

A new season is beginning for the Terra State Community College Jazz Band with exciting changes in store for area student and community musicians.  

Local music director and instructor Jeff Blanchard is handing off the baton to the band's newest addition, regional musician and educator Kris Burt. A long time educator, Burt has led band and music programs at area schools in the Huron, Sandusky, Bellevue and Norwalk communities.

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Help plan the Walleye Festival

Main Street Port Clinton is inviting local citizens to get involved in the planning of the 2014 Walleye Festival. A meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 8:30 a.m. at 110 Madison Street in downtown. Bring your ideas and suggestions to help make the Festival the best ever.  For more information, contact Main Street PC at 419-734-5503.

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Summer cooling bills assistance program deadline is Aug. 30

In Ottawa County, WSOS’s Summer Crisis Program helped 58 households, who received 15 air conditioners and 14 fans, and were assisted with utility bills in the amount of $2,484.

Those who have not yet applied for assistance have until Friday, Aug. 30, to submit an application. Appointments are needed to submit an application, and may be made by calling 888-441-4327.

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The Building Doctor comes to Port Clinton in September

Main Street Port Clinton will be hosting a free Building Doctor Clinic on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. at Commodore Perry located at 255 Lakeshore Drive in Port Clinton.  Experts from the Ohio Historic Preservation office will help building owners preserve the features that make old buildings appealing while solving some of the most common old-building problems, including maintenance and repairs, masonry problems, new additions that fit in with the old, roofs and drainage, and wood and painting.

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Cooler temperatures are a blessing for anglers

Gabe Fassler, 8, with his catch.

As we all know, weather plays a big role in fishing. This summer has been up and down in the temperature division, and we’ve had more rain this season than we have the past couple of seasons. While it might not be desirable for those that like to sit by the pool and tan in their bikinis, the good news is it’s been a blessing for the walleye angler. After all this rain, the cooler than normal temperatures have kept the algae bloom down, and the fishing is still productive for walleye and perch.

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Danbury sports passes available

Sports passes are on sale in the Danbury High School office beginning on Thursday, Aug. 15. They will be in the high school office during the hours of 7-3 Monday-Friday, and will also be available for purchase at any home sporting event.

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