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Oak Harbor Apple Festival Court

Front row, l-r: Madison Torres, Noah Haycox and Laney Schmidt
Back row: Tara Caris and Hannah Lutman. not pictured: Rheanna Addison

The Oak Harbor Apple Festival Royalty held preliminaries to choose the 2013-2014 Apple Blossom and Johnny Appleseed on Sunday, Sept. 8. The judges have chosen Laney Schmidt as this year’s Apple Blossom and Madison Torres as Apple Blossom Attendant. Noah Haycox has been chosen as the 2013-2014 Johnny Appleseed.

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ICS focuses on parents

Last Friday the fourth graders at Immaculate Conception School had a very special visitor. Judge Kathleen Giesler stopped in to Mrs. Jacki Brown’s classroom to tell the students about Ottawa County’s upcoming Parents’ Week and the writing contest among area 4th grade students. Ottawa County’s Parents’ Week is Oct. 20 through Oct. 26 this year.

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Pop-up Play

On Thursday evening the first pop-up playground appeared at Friendship Park on Perry Street in Port Clinton. Sponsored by United Way, the playground provided raw material such as cardboard boxes, rope, tape and glitter for children to use their imaginations to create works of art and play.

Photos by Tricia O'Connor

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Harvest Fest in Port Clinton

This weekend the perfect early fall weather embraced the Harvest Fest in Port Clinton. The Kid Zone on one end of the Madison Street festival was lively during the daytime hours and the entertainment tent on the other end came to life in the afternoon and evening.

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Port Clinton Athletic Boosters reverse raffle

The popular Annual Athletic Booster Reverse Raffle, their only fund raiser for the year, is Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Port Clinton Elks.  

Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., followed by the Reverse Raffle starting at approximately 7 p.m.  There will be new prize payouts this year. The first ticket drawn will win $100, then every 25th ticket drawn will win $50, the 249th ticket drawn will win $500 and the final ticket will win the grand prize of $7,500.  Throughout the evening there will be other events going on such as 50/50 drawings, live auction, sideboards, Fish Bowl, Black Jack, Texas Holdem‘, and a new 2nd chance drawing, plus much more.

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Oak Harbor High School to start parent group

Oak Harbor High School Principal Keith Thorbahn would like to invite and welcome any parent/guardian of a student in grades 8—12 to a start-up meeting for the Oak Harbor High School Parent Group. The meeting will take place on Monday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m., in the media center at the high school.

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ICS students recognize International Day of Peace

Students at Immaculate Conception School have thought long and hard about the importance of peace this month. The students were able to spend Sept. 10th at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial and truly spend some time reflecting and giving thanks for the gift of Peace. So it is only fitting that the students celebrate Sept. 21st , International Day of Peace, or as it is sometimes referred, World Peace Day. Sept. 21st is dedicated to world peace, the end to war, and an end to violence of any sort. 

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Annual public meeting set to elect WSOS board members

Public meetings to elect one low-income representative to the Board of Directors of WSOS Community Action Commission from each of the four primary counties WSOS serves have been scheduled. Representatives currently serving are eligible for re-election or new representatives may be elected. 

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Waterworks Park

My wife and I own a unit at Waterfronts II condominium and I spent all my youth summers on Ascher Beach. As an attorney I have assisted developers of residential condominiums, including the "expandable" type, where the builder retains the option to discontinue completing the project at any time if actual sales of initial units do not justify or support constructing all the additional units that had been projected.

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Art Walk: Lake Erie – Celebration of the Lake

Thursday, Sept. 27, the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council held the last art walk of the 2013 season. The art walk was themed Lake Erie- Celebration of the Lake. Many people came out for the last hurrah and are excited to see the art walk come back again next season.

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