Compassionate Friends walk to Remember
This is why I love living in a small town. A few weeks ago a call went out for singers to be part of a community chorus to sing patriotic songs on July 4th. With just four two-hour rehearsals they did it. It was more than singing. The narrator told us the origin of each song or hymn and even proclaimed the Gettysburg Address.
Following the concert, which was just one of the activities on the 4th, was a fantastic, heart pounding - you know when the booms reach in and grab your insides - display of fireworks that surpassed those I saw last night.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently participated in Operation Dry Water, a nationwide crackdown to remove impaired boaters from public waterways June 28-30.
ODNR Division of Watercraft officers contacted boaters on 456 vessels and made 10 arrests for boating under the influence (BUI). As with motor vehicle operators, boat operators in Ohio are considered legally intoxicated if their blood alcohol limit reaches 0.08 percent.
Watercraft officers also issued 121 citations and 423 boating safety warnings, as well as nine drug-related violations. There were no boating-related fatalities in Ohio during the 2013 Operation Dry Water weekend.
The Port Clinton Women’s Club’s Annual Arts and Crafts Show will be held on Sunday July 14, at Lakeview Park in Port Clinton. The show will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.
A variety of artists and crafters will be participating in the 30th annual show. Some of the crafts on display include woodworking, ceramics, baskets, candles, jewelry, watercolor paintings and much, much more. Safe Schnauzer Rescue will also be on hand. The Rotary Perch Wagon will be providing its famous perch lunch during the show so that visitors can make an afternoon of the event.
Kalahari Resorts, Sandusky’s authentically African themed waterpark and resort, is commemorating the season with the Summer Splash, a one world celebration of African music, food and art. The Summer Splash includes a series of family events and daily activities designed to entertain, educate and provide guests with a richer appreciation for the African continent.
Now through Labor Day Kalahari guests can experience activities including safari animal interactions with exotic wildlife and elephant encounters, African mask making, kite flying, a chef’s harvest featuring the foods of Africa; limbo contests, dance competitions, music jams with distinct African rhythm and Kalahari character visits.
“The Kalahari Resorts waterpark concept was inspired by our family’s annual trips to Africa and our unique experiences with the continent’s land, culture and customs,” said Travis Nelson, spokesperson for Kalahari Resorts. “The Summer Splash is our family’s way of sharing this worlds-away experience and celebrating the spirit of Ubuntu – an African belief that we are all interconnected and part of one world. These activities will provide our guests with experiences they can only find at Kalahari Resorts.”
Students and faculty from Lake Superior State University's Lukenda School of Business presented at a recent international conference. They pose here with the International Bridge as a backdrop. The fifth annual Inter-Institutional Teaching and Learning Conference attracted experts from three Sault-area colleges and universities – Sault College, Algoma University, and Lake Superior State University – for presentations on how to learn and teach outside of conventional approaches. They took their shared perspectives in business, dance, ethics, and student retention to the conference. From left are Justin Beach of Port Clinton, Helena Wollan, marketing professor Valerie Philips, international business professor Ralf Wilhelms, Kristin Stempky and Cameron Penny. Photo by LSSU’s John Shibley.
Janet Reed of Marblehead has been called to the ministry and has completed her studies at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Reed will be ordained on Tuesday, July 16, as an Elder in the church. After her ordination Reed will continue as interim Pastor at the Port Clinton Church of the Nazarene, located at 205 West 4th Street in Port Clinton. Reed will lead services in Port Clinton on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. There will be a reception in the Church Hall in her honor on Sunday, July 21, after services.