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LES&I earns MIDDY award

Amanda Smith Rasnick

Lake Erie Shores & Islands®, the destination marketing organization for travel and tourism in Erie and Ottawa counties, was recently recognized for its group marketing, while its Group Sales Manager was recognized with the distinguished CMP designation.  

The “RETHINK” meetings and convention destination brochure was awarded a MIDDY award. This piece was created to entice corporate, association, and other meeting planners to “Rethink” the destinations typically used to host such events. With metropolitan amenities, and without the hassle of a big city, the goal of the brochure is to show that the Lake Erie Shores & Islands can offer more to meeting planners than just the perfect meeting space, and ask them to “Rethink” what a meeting or convention can be.

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Downtown Port Clinton busy with trick-or-treaters Saturday afternoon

Photos by Jasmine Cupp

Main Street Port Clinton hosted a downtown business Trick-or-Treat Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1-3 p.m. Participating businesses downtown had orange pumpkins in their windows inviting ghosts and goblins to come in to get some candy. Main Street Port Clinton would like to thank the businesses that participated in the event and thank the trick-or-treaters that filled the streets.

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Jessica Schenk Memorial Turkey Chase accepting registrations

The "turkey", Patrick Edwards, runs the course with a competitor hot on his tail

Registrations for the Jessie Schenk Memorial Turkey Chase 5K are now being accepted online or by mail. 

The fourth annual event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 10 a.m. at the Catawba Island Club. The cost to participate is $20 for preregistered adults or $25 the day of the event. Youth 12 and under are $10 during preregistration and $15 at the event. 100% of the entry fees will benefit the Jessica Schenk Memorial Scholar/Athlete Scholarship fund. This award is given to Port Clinton High School seniors who will be attending an accredited post-secondary institution and who excelled in athletics, scholarship, and community involvement during high school. 

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50th Reunion of Port Clinton High School Class of 1963

54 members of the PCHS Class of 1963, along with their spouses and guests representing 13 states, gathered for their 50th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 21. The festive weekend began Friday night as a brave group attended the soggy homecoming football game with Oak Harbor followed by a meet and greet at the Island House. Saturday’s activities included a tour of the new middle school and the new addition at Bataan Memorial. 

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It's Just Beachy at Oak Harbor High School

Nov. 15-17 Oak Harbor High School will present “Midsummer/Jersey”. It blends Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Jersey Shores, a laugh-filled trip to the beaches of Atlantic City.

Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and students, and may be purchased at the door or from any cast member.  Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 and 16 and 2 p.m. on Nov. 17.

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Headin’ for a Weddin’ Coming To PCHS

The Port Clinton High School Drama Club will present its fall production Headin’ for a Weddin’ on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Clinton High School Performing Arts Center.

Homer Hollowbone, played by Shane Meek, is in love with a big-city debutante named Melissa Dugan, played by Cheyenne Meek, whose picture he found in a newspaper that was wrapped around some fish. Pretending to be everything he is not, Homer begins a correspondence with Melissa, telling her that he is a very refined, educated gentleman who lives in a mansion and who will be vacationing in Europe over the summer. 

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Elvis Alive at Edgewood

Jan Lenczowski, Activity Assistant, dancing with resident, Loraine Arnold, while “Elvis”, Brian Brenner, sings in the background.

Pink Cadillacs, 45 records, juke boxes, ice cream sodas, poodle skirts and balloons decorated the living room at Edgewood Manor as “Elvis” made his grand entrance.  Music echoed throughout the halls as “The King” performed an hours worth of his favorite tunes.  He shook his hips to the beat of the music while residents reached out to shake his hand.  Smiles were plentiful as the audience jitterbugged to old familiar songs taking a trip back in time at their 1950’s sock hop.

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Ottawa County Parents’ Week

Students and parents of Immaculate Conception, St. Boniface and Put-In-Bay

Ottawa County celebrated Parents’ Week with a Kickoff Breakfast in Port Clinton on Tuesday, Oct. 22, with 120 community members attending.  The event was sponsored by Family & Children First Council and made possible by the generous donations of Materion, Inc., US Gypsum, OSU Extension of Ottawa County and National Bank of Ohio.  Ottawa County Commissioner Jodi Regal, alongside County Commissioners Jim Sass and Steve Arndt proclaimed October 20th through October 26th as “You Gotta Love Parents…” Week in Ottawa County.

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“Open the Door to Find a Cure” at Lake Disposal

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Lake Disposal supports breast cancer awareness and is hosting “Open the Door to Find a Cure” event on Thursday, Oct. 31.   Lake Disposal is located at 2669 E. Harbor Road (SR 163) in Port Clinton.  The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony  at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served. 

Lake Disposal invites the entire community to help them “Open the Door to Find a Cure”.  $5 for every pink tote is donated to the American Cancer Society.

For more information, call 877-582-6800.

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ICS Preschool is a World of Fall Color

The 3 and 4 year olds that attend ICS Preschool are watching the world change each and every day.  This week leaves were the topic of conversation and the rainbow of color they add to our Earth this time of year.  Miss Mary Heschel leads the classes in songs and stories about the beauty of the season.  Immaculate Conception Preschool welcomes 3 and 4 year olds of all faiths. For more information, call the school office at 419.734.3315.

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