Ferguson Gallery open house

Fire and Ice ornament

“Gazing out my window the moon appeared larger than ever before. So cold the snow looked like a blanket of crystals laying silently on the ground. Icicles reflecting the cool light of the moon made me wonder how I could capture this moment in molten glass,” said glass artist Cary Ferguson. Ferguson is pleased to introduce the Fire & Ice 2013 ornament.

Ferguson Gallery’s 15th annual open house begins Friday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and continues Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 


American Legion Put-in-Bay suggests unique gift

While the Brig Niagara was moored at Put-in-Bay for the closing ceremonies of the Bicentennial Celebration of the Battle of Lake Erie of the War of 1812, the Senior Captain, Walter Rybka, was kind enough to personally sign and date fifty 3’ x 5’ Commodore Perry “Dont Give Up The Ship” flags, on the day of the anniversary, Sept. 10, 2013. 

The Put-in-Bay American Legion Post has numbered these flags 1/50 through 50/50. Each signed and numbered flag will is accompanied by an official Certificate of Authenticity, ready to frame, signed by the Post Commander and immediate Past Commander. Cost of the signed and numbered flag, with the certificate of authenticity, is $100. The Legion will mail the flags to the purchaser free of charge. 

To order or with questions, call 419-285-5521, or mail checks to The American Legion, Post 542, P O Box 56, Put-in-Bay, Ohio  43456.


Terra State’s Holiday Homecoming Concerts

2012 Terra State Holiday concert

Terra State Community College and the Terra Choral Society will present their 10th annual Holiday Homecoming Festival 2013, “A Journey Home!”on Dec. 7 in Port Clinton. 

The Terra Choral Society presents its annual holiday concert featuring the vocal ensembles of Terra State: Terra Children’s Choir, State of the Art, Terra Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and special guest performers, including faculty Keith Barber (guitar), Tamara Kagy (flute) and the return of Terra music program alumnus Justin Burel (piano).


CASA’s Dancing with the Stars a big hit

Pat Adkins smiles big after this win

Saturday night CASA hosted its annual Dancing with the Stars fundraiser at the Camp Perry Conference center. Six local celebrities and six veteran dancers took the stage to raise money for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), which gives a voice to abused, neglected or dependent children. At the beginning of the event, a video from was shown to remind the audience why they were there. “We must remember this is for the children,” said Connie Cornett, the Executive Director of CASA and organizer of the event.


Ottawa County Community Foundation taking part in Giving Tuesday

The Ottawa County Community Foundation is encouraging area residents and businesses to take part in Giving Tuesday on Dec. 3.  

Following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a day set aside to celebrate and support charitable nonprofit organizations that serve communities.  The national initiative was established in 2012 with a goal to remind people that holidays are about giving back. 


Hot Shots set to re-open

Hot Shots Photography & Design is set to re-open on Saturday, Nov. 30. Owner Kelly Rigoni suffered severe injuries resulting from a car accident on Sept. 29. Kelly would like to thank all her patrons and clients for their patience during her lengthy recovery. Kelly is excited to get back to photographing families, babies, high school seniors, weddings, and other local events. Kelly is looking forward to showcasing her art gallery featuring her newest photographs of the “Battle of Lake Erie” reenactment and her other local, framed nautical prints. 


Twenty years of gratitude at The Kenny House

Nancy Barna at The Kenny House

In 1993, Nancy Barna opened one of the first massotherapy practices in the area at a small office on Madison Street. This month she celebrates her 20th year of business in Port Clinton.

“I want to express my gratitude to my family, friends and clients who have supported me throughout, such as Bruce Winters, Doc Waite (the late Dr. John Waite), Mike Bassett and Julie Dunham.” Barna’s family includes husband Gino; son Bart, 31; daughter Melanie, 22; daughter Madison, 15; and grandchildren Annabelle and Brick.

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