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Lenny Thom and PT 109

By Jeff Sondles, Liberty Aviation Museum

Lenny Thom and Jack Kennedy

Aug. 2, 2013, will mark the 70th anniversary of what was initially filed away in the U.S Navy history as a seemingly minor incident. Instead, the story later helped propel a rather obscure son of a well-known American diplomat into that of war hero and household name, to senator, and finally president of the United States in 1960. U.S. Navy Lt. Junior Grade John Fitzgerald Kennedy was about to become famous, and join the ranks of our nation’s Greatest Generation.

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American Red Cross offering first aid class at Magruder

On August 5, the American Red Cross is offering a skills class on Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED at Magruder Hospital. With an emphasis on hands-on learning, the course gives attendees the skills to save a life. Participants learn how to respond to common first aid emergencies, how to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in adults, the use of automated external defibrillators (AED) and more. 

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Two ribbon-cuttings in Port Clinton Aug. 2

On Friday, Aug. 2, at 1 p.m. there will be two ribbon cutting ceremonies in Port Clinton.

Dalena Buchman Beaut’e.  The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the grand opening of Dalena Buchman Beaut’e located at 1400 E. Perry Street, Suite B, in Port Clinton.  The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 2, at 1 p.m. 

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Tiffany Malcom author of “50 Dates in 50 States” book signing tonight at 5 at Ida Rupp

How many times have you dreamed of running away from home? After years of imagining how freeing the open road would feel, Tiffany Malcom decided it was time to take off on the adventure she’d been longing for. With $5000 and a car named Cherry Cherry, she set off to see America . . . and go on a date in every state along the way.

Malcom and her Ohio date spent an evening at Cedar Point Amusement Park back in August of 2010. She will be back in Port Clinton next week signing hot-off-the-press copies of her new book 50 Dates in 50 States. Readers get to ride shotgun as she meets doctors, mechanics, teachers, and men from every walk of life for fifty blind dates. Did she prefer skydiving with Mr. Vermont or kayaking around icebergs with Mr. Alaska? Dirt biking with Mr. Utah or riding roller coasters with Mr. Ohio? Of course, not every fish in the sea is a catch, but only one date smelled like lobster bait.

“It was the adventure of a lifetime!” Malcom says. “I knew I’d have a great time seeing the country, and I was hopeful that I might find a great guy, too. The people of Ohio were so kind to me that I couldn’t wait to come back and share the finished product. I’m now married to one of those fifty dates, so that gives you a sneak-peek to the happy ending.”

Come out to the Port Clinton Library on Wednesday, July 31, at 5PM to hear Malcom speak on how she found love on the open road. Book signing will follow until 7pm.

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Port Clinton youth baseball 2013

Photo: Port Clinton #2: Front row: Dylan Johnson, Austin Sabo, Lohany Arambula, Caden Swander, Braedon George, Jose Rangel, Mason McDougall. Back row: Kertis Johnson, Coach Jose Rangel, William Snyder, Eric Wammes, Braedon Kelly, Morgan Mallory, Coach Kent Coleman, Kyle Coleman. Not pictured: Lyman Brown.

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Coastlines Calendar Aug 1-7

Aug, Mon-Fri

Wolcott House Tours, Wolcott House, Marblehead

Aug, Tues-Sat

Daytime Island Hopping Cruise, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky

Jul 1-Aug 2, Mon-Fri

Marblehead Lighthouse Tour, Marblehead Lighthouse, Marblehead

Aug, Tuesdays

Tuesday Evening Sunset Cruise, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky

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Toast of Ohio

Patrons at the ninth annual Toast of Ohio wine festival can enjoy sampling wines from ten Ohio wineries, paired with gourmet food and entertainment, Aug. 9-10. The event kicks off Friday night with a wine tasting event at the Sandusky Greenhouse, 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday’s event is on the shores of Lake Erie at the Sandusky Bay Pavilion from 12-8 p.m. Call 800.255.3743 for more information.

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ILYA Senior Regatta at Put-in-Bay

Ragbag Report

The next big sailing event is this weekend, Thursday through Sunday, the Inter-Lake Yachting Association’s Senior Regatta at Put-in-Bay. Well over 100 yachts and crews will descend on the Island during the Deep Water Races that will take place today (Thursday, Aug. 1). First up is the Cleveland Deep Water Race on Wednesday evening, July 31. That will be followed by Deep Water Races coming to South Bass Island from Detroit, Toledo, Port Clinton and Sandusky. The actual regatta takes place next Friday through Sunday, Aug. 2-4. The courses will be a combination of “Around the Islands” racing as well as a day of short course racing. There will be many social activities for the sailors as well. Pretty much all of the social activities will take place at Put-in-Bay Yacht Club, which will be a busy place. We will see you there!

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