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Conservation Day at East Harbor State Park

Rescued birds from the rehabilitation facility Back to the Wild

Saturday, Aug. 10, was East Harbor State Park’s ninth annual Conservation Day. The event hosted many children and adults who wanted to learn about Lake Erie and the environment. Many attendees were campers from East Harbor State Park who rode their bicycles to the event. One of the main attractions at Conservation Day was the exhibit from the wildlife rehabilitation center Back to the Wild out of Castalia. Employees from Back to the Wild talked about the effects of people on the environment and an animal’s habitat. A bald eagles, a buzzard, five owls, a red tailed hawk and a kestrel were on display. Children and adults alike were fascinated by the birds.

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Removing the politics

Dear Residents of the City of Port Clinton:

As we all know by now, on August 30, 31 and September 1, Port Clinton is joining the Bicentennial Celebration of the Battle-of-Lake Erie, an historical event, which occurred almost in eye-shot of our own City. We should be proud to have been chosen as one of the major port cities for dockage of the famous Tall Ships from the 1813 battle. 

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Dancin’ the Beach

By Karin Messner 

(Excerpted from The Beacon, Feb.-March, 1987)

Terrace Beach Dance Hall, or Ballroom, or Gem Beach, or Twin Beach Resort, or whatever your era called it, must have been the most famous spot on the Northcoast.

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Vintage air power in Port Clinton on Labor Day weekend

Port Clinton resident and Tuskegee Pilot Col. (Ret.) Harold H. Brown with the P51 Mustang similar to the one he flew in World War II. Brown will be joining the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit coming to Erie Ottawa Regional Airport Aug 29-Sept. 1. 

Liberty Aviation Museum and Tri-Motor Heritage Museum in Port Clinton have, in their first year of operation, become a go-to location for enthusiasts of the Golden Age of Aviation and Warbirds of WWII in Northern Ohio. Adjacent to the revitalized Erie Ottawa Regional Airport, the museums, Tin Goose Diner and airport are attracting those interested in history and aviation and have become a favorite destination for tourists and for local citizens.

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Wheel-thrown pottery featured at Appetite for the Arts

Some of Lococo-Hedden’s pottery

Cyndi L. Lococo-Hedden takes her art for a spin–literally. The potter, among about 50 artists to be featured at Appetite for the Arts, throws her pieces spontaneously on the wheel in her Port Clinton garage, making every piece unique.

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Stein Hospice Charity Golf Classic at Eagle Creek

The 19th annual Stein Hospice Charity Golf Classic will be held Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Norwalk. Shotgun start is 1 p.m.

Registration is $200 per golfer, which includes a pair of golf shoes, green fees, cart, lunch, dinner, entertainment and live and silent auctions.

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The importance of a properly tuned crankbait

ReefRunner crankbaits

What does tuning a crankbait mean, and why is it important? Before I answer those questions, let me ask you this: have you ever been trolling with all of the same style of crankbaits out, like Reef Runners, Rogues, Deep Husky Jerks, or any other hard bodied bait, that just didn’t seem to catch fish when the others were? Chances are that that one crankbait was simply out of tune and running a little funny.

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