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Community calendar Aug 28-Sept 3

Thursday Aug 28

Port Clinton Art Walk
What: Fourth Thursdays of the month
When: 5-8 p.m.
Where: Various locations downtown Port Clinton
Info: 419-341-0804 or portclintonarts.org

Adventure Playground
What: Held in conjunction with the art walk, an adventure playground with activities for children
When: 5-8 p.m.
Where: Friendship Park, Perry and Jefferson, Port Clinton

The Listening Room Local at The Loft
What: Tapas, drinks and singer-songwriters
When: 7 p.m.
Where: The Loft at Cielo Grande, 117 Madison St., Port Clinton
Cost: Free with two drink or one tapas plate purchase
Info: 419-967-9084

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Port Clinton Lighthouse

Citizens of Port Clinton,

Last fall, after a resisting for more than a year, the mayor agreed to allow the Port Clinton Lighthouse Conservancy, which had been working diligently to restore the city’s 118-year-old lighthouse, to place the historic lighthouse in Water Works Park north of the Derby Pond.

Almost a year later, we are still waiting to place the lighthouse in the park.

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Kasich administration announces efforts on Lake Erie water quality

Gov. John R. Kasich and members of his Cabinet announced major new multi-agency initiatives that make available significant resources to local communities and the agriculture community to help further strengthen protections for Lake Erie water quality and local drinking water supplies.

The initiatives were unveiled by the directors of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Agriculture and Department of Natural Resources at the Kris Swartz Farm in Perrysburg. 

Highlights include:

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Firelands Regional Medical Center Counseling & Recovery Services Receives Funding to Reduce Substance Abuse

Firelands Regional Medical Center Counseling and Recovery Services was recently awarded a $457,600 grant to help identify substance abuse problems and begin intervention in an inpatient and primary care setting.

The Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) grant, awarded by Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services will help Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services staff identify patients who are at risk for or who have underlying substance abuse problems that might otherwise go unnoticed and untreated. Intervention provided through this project focuses on increasing insight and awareness regarding substance use and motivation to change. In addition to identifying patients who may be at risk or who have underlying substance abuse problems, Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services will be providing outpatient substance abuse treatment for adults in Erie County, along with continuing its counseling and recovery services for youth. This grant will initially focus on Erie County with potential to expand to additional counties served by Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services. Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services was one of only two organizations in the State of Ohio to be chosen to partner with Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services on this project.

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RC Warbirds Over Port Clinton

Over the weekend, August 23-24, RC Warbirds Over Port Clinton dazzled the spectators at Carl R. Keller Field at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport. Pilots and supporters from around Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Canada took to the field for awesome displays of aeronautics.

“It’s a great educational event for the spectators,” said Event Director Brian Dee. “We learn the rich history of World War I and World War II; we have B-17 and Avenger history. It’s a great event for everyone.”

Around 50 pilots each day took their planes to the field and put on a show for spectators. Dee said that Saturday 2500 people came to the airfield and museum and on Sunday it was a little over that.

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Changes for Ava’s Labor of Love Benefit

Ava’s Labor of Love Benefit event, originally scheduled for August 29 and August 30, has been changed to a one day event to be held Saturday, August 30 only.  The venue has also changed to Waterworks Park, at the corner of Perry and Jefferson Streets, in Port Clinton.  The public is invited to this free event being held from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on August 30.

Event activities include a classic car show, kid’s tent, music, raffles and a 50/50 drawing.  Food will be available for purchase on site and monetary donations will be accepted throughout the day.  The Arnold, Jones and Fritz families thank the City of Port Clinton for providing a location for this benefit.

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Veteran Truman receives recognition

Left to right Gary Truman, Ottawa County Commissioner Jo Ellen Regal, and Ottawa County Commissioner James Sass.

On August 5, the Ottawa County Commissioners recognized Ottawa County Veteran Gary Truman, VFW Post 7510, Genoa.  

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