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Terra State to host Skilled Trades Open House

Terra State Community College is hosting a Skilled Trades Open House on Thursday, Aug. 7 from 4 to 7 p.m.

“I virtually get calls on a daily basis from businesses looking for HVACR technicians,” said Associate Professor Steve Bender. “All of our graduates are employed, so I know there is a shortage. We need more students in our program.”

The open house will include the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration program as well as Terra State’s welding and automotive programs. It will be in the Skilled Trades Center where all three programs are located.

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Atari video game tournament

The Wood County Historical Center & Museum will host an Atari 2600 video game tournament on Saturday, August 30, starting at 1 p.m. at the museum.  Participants will be playing the original Missile Command video game on a vintage Atari 2600 game console.  The tournament will start at 1 p.m. and run until it is finished.  

Gamers must be 18 years or older and pay a $10 entrance fee.  To participate in this video game tournament please RSVP to Michael McMaster, Education Programs Coordinator, at the Wood County Historical Center and Museum, 419-352-0967.

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Last day for the Friends of the Library Book Sale

Saturday, Aug 2, is the last day for the Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Ida Rupp Public Library. Hard cover books are 50 cents, paperback books and children’s books are 25 cents, magazines are 10 cents and reusable cloth book bags are $2. The book sale is open Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

“We support library programs, we have paid for the Friends’ Plaza out in front of the library, bought computer supplies, audio video equipment, paid for the remodeling of the children’s area and more,” said John Gibson, treasurer and board member of the Friends of the Library. “The money we raise at the book sale goes back into the library.”

Last year, 3373 items were sold at the sale and just under $1595 was raised at the event.

To find out more about the Ida Rupp Library or Friends of the Library visit idarupp.org.

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Gratitude at Otterbein

Joe Cowan, residents Gordon Wahlers, Marie Bowman, Don Yaussy, Bea Walker, Joyce Edwards, Tom Walker and Gordon’s son David Wahlers prepare for the first cruise on the new golf cart at Otterbein North Shore.

Otterbein North Shore was the grateful recipient of a donation from resident Gordon Wahlers to purchase a new golf cart to be used exclusively for activities.  The sunset orange Yamaha golf cart arrived in bright fashion as a group of residents and board members awaited to take the first cruise around the Otterbein campus.  Wahlers was pleased with the golf cart and said he was “happy to be able to do it.”  

For many years Wahlers owned and operated Wahlers Fruit Farm producing and selling peaches and apples.  And, at more than 90 years old, he still spends time on the farm working to make sure the property is immaculate.

Otterbein North Shore is a Continuum Care Retirement Community offering independent and assisted living, as well as short-term rehabilitation in the Jane Baker House.  For more information call Jo Ann Franks or Kirsten Trammel at 419-798-8250.  Additional information regarding Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices is available on its web site at otterbein.org.

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The Salvation Army offers Tools for School program

The Salvation Army-Port Clinton Service Unit is now accepting applications for the Tools for School program.  The Port Clinton Service Unit’s Tools for School program will assist local families in need of school supplies and book bags.

Applications for this program can be picked up starting today and are located at The Salvation Army Office, The Sutton Center, JFS, Ida Rupp Library, Oak Harbor Library and Genoa Library.  

Completed applications should be dropped off at The Salvation Army Office located in suite #800 at The Sutton Center.

This program is supported by The Ottawa County Community Foundation, Stensen Foundation and local donations.  If you are interested in making a donation to this program, please send or drop off your donation at The Salvation Army-PCSU, 1854 E. Perry Street, Suite 800,   Port Clinton, Ohio 43452 or speak with Director, Maureen Saponari.

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Free pops concert kicks off 2014-15 season for Firelands Symphony Orchestra 

The Firelands Symphony Orchestra will welcome internationally-acclaimed soprano Kishna Davis for its fifth free outdoor pops concert, Aug. 24, on the BGSU Firelands campus in Huron.

Ms. Davis is widely renowned for her performances in opera, with orchestras and as a solo concert artist. She will begin her appearance with the FSO with the evocative Summertime, from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. She has performed excerpts from this iconic American composition with orchestras across the United States, including with the National Symphony Orchestra at Wolftrap, as well as in Mexico and with several orchestras in Europe.

The FSO program also includes such tunes as Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man from Showboat, Through the Eyes of Love (theme from the movie Ice Castles), medleys from The Sound of Music, Grease and Victory at Sea, and Ohio’s official rock song, Hang on Sloopy. 

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American Red Cross Bavarian Club Red a success

 

Pictured above are some of the generous donors:  From left to right, Row one:  Michele Graves, Nancy Herl, Connie Peiffer, Kathy Richmond of Skipper Bud's, Latta Stefano of Stefano Dental, John Schaffner of The Beacon, Carol Schemmer, and Mike Schenk representing the Stouffer Family and the Catawba Island Club.  Row two:  Pam Burns, Amanda Staveski of Moxi Salon and Spa, Marsha and Dave Hasselbach of Hasselbach Meats, Mary Jane Gibson, Ed Schrade - General manager of Freedom Boat Club of Lake Erie, and Danis Putzbach - Club Red co-chair. Row three:  Mark Hablitzel, Larry Holland of Meaden and Moore, Dr. Gary Hart of Catawba Dental and Real Living - Morgan Realty Group, Dave Amerine, Dr. Michele Ralofsky of CosMedic Solutions, Mike Callahan of Catawba Landing, and Mary Gangway Snyder of Mary’s Blossom Shoppe. 

The American Red Cross of Ottawa County hosted “A Bavarian Summer Fest – Willkommen!” Friday, July 18 at the Catawba Island Club. The 7th annual Club Red fundraising gala was a benefit for local Red Cross disaster relief and recovery. 

Club Red members created a Bavarian garden that held an expanded silent auction courtesy of generous local businesses and patrons.  The Lake Erie Brewing Company and German vinter, Max Ferd Richer, were popular features in the garden. The evening was filled with the lively music of the Edelweiss Combo of Cleveland.  Guests were seen wearing lederhosen and traditional Bavarian dress. Carol Schemmer served as this year’s event chair with Barbara Gravengaard serving as co-chair.

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PC Chamber Car Show Aug 2

Photo from last year's car show.

2014 marks the 21st anniversary of the Chamber’s Jerry Lippus Memorial Classic Car Show on Saturday, August 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Port Clinton. Cars, trucks and bikes from virtually every era and every make will be on display on Madison Street. There will be a DJ, a 50/50 drawing every hour beginning at 11 a.m. and door prizes every hour beginning at 11:30 a.m. 

In recent years, the shows have hosted an average of over 150 cars and trucks.  Vehicle registration is $10 with a portion of the registration fees being donated to the Port Clinton 4th of July Fireworks and Main Street Port Clinton in honor of Jerry Lippus.  Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 cars at check-in.

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Christmas in July Red Kettle Campaign

Bell ringers raising money for the Salvation Army during the Christmas in July Red Kettle Campaign

A First Federal Savings of Lorain employee ringing the bell for the Christmas in July Red Kettle Campaign

The Salvation Army’s Port Clinton Service Unit’s Christmas in July Red Kettle Campaign raised $4085.70 between July 25-27. In addition to the bell ringer collections, Catawba Moorings (Dockers with Donations) collected two heaping shopping carts full of non-perishable food items.

“The Port Clinton Service Unit is proud to serve our local community and appreciates the generous response by our residents and weekend locals with providing assistance to the community,” said Port Clinton Salvation Army Director Maureen Saponari. “We would also like to give a big thank you to the Jet Express for donating round trip tickets to our volunteers ringing at Put-in-Bay.”

To make a donation to the Salvation Army or any of the Salvation Army Ottawa County Programs, call 419-732-2769.

 

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