Appetite for the Arts Gala


Friday evening the Executive Hangar and an adjacent tent at the Erie Ottawa Regional Airport were transformed to an Arts Festival. The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council’s Appetite for the Arts Gala launched the weekend show that continues through Sunday. The Gala highlighted local cuisine, wine and beer, all graciously served by volunteers and set to the sound track of local musicians. The show is open to the public and features over 40 local artists. The Rotary Perch Wagon will be on site.


Terra State announces new Jazz Band director


A new season is beginning for the Terra State Community College Jazz Band with exciting changes in store for area student and community musicians.  

Local music director and instructor Jeff Blanchard is handing off the baton to the band's newest addition, regional musician and educator Kris Burt. A long time educator, Burt has led band and music programs at area schools in the Huron, Sandusky, Bellevue and Norwalk communities.


Help plan the Walleye Festival

Main Street Port Clinton is inviting local citizens to get involved in the planning of the 2014 Walleye Festival. A meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 8:30 a.m. at 110 Madison Street in downtown. Bring your ideas and suggestions to help make the Festival the best ever.  For more information, contact Main Street PC at 419-734-5503.


Summer cooling bills assistance program deadline is Aug. 30

In Ottawa County, WSOS’s Summer Crisis Program helped 58 households, who received 15 air conditioners and 14 fans, and were assisted with utility bills in the amount of $2,484.

Those who have not yet applied for assistance have until Friday, Aug. 30, to submit an application. Appointments are needed to submit an application, and may be made by calling 888-441-4327.


The Building Doctor comes to Port Clinton in September

Main Street Port Clinton will be hosting a free Building Doctor Clinic on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. at Commodore Perry located at 255 Lakeshore Drive in Port Clinton.  Experts from the Ohio Historic Preservation office will help building owners preserve the features that make old buildings appealing while solving some of the most common old-building problems, including maintenance and repairs, masonry problems, new additions that fit in with the old, roofs and drainage, and wood and painting.


Cooler temperatures are a blessing for anglers

Gabe Fassler, 8, with his catch.

As we all know, weather plays a big role in fishing. This summer has been up and down in the temperature division, and we’ve had more rain this season than we have the past couple of seasons. While it might not be desirable for those that like to sit by the pool and tan in their bikinis, the good news is it’s been a blessing for the walleye angler. After all this rain, the cooler than normal temperatures have kept the algae bloom down, and the fishing is still productive for walleye and perch.


Danbury sports passes available

Sports passes are on sale in the Danbury High School office beginning on Thursday, Aug. 15. They will be in the high school office during the hours of 7-3 Monday-Friday, and will also be available for purchase at any home sporting event.


Perch Dinner and Redskin Football Preview Aug. 23

Tickets are now on sale for a Perch Dinner prior to the Redskin Football Preview vs. Bellevue at True Lay Stadium on Aug. 23. Pre-tickets can be purchased at Rich’s Carry Out in Port Clinton or from any Port Clinton Fullbacker member. Lake Erie perch, cole slaw, fresh cut fries, all for $12, or perch sandwiches for $8. Dinners can be dine in or carry out at the 6th Street Gate across from Bataan Memorial School from 5-8 p.m. The preview begins at 6 p.m., featuring grades 9–12.


New fence at Otterbein

Otterbein residents Anna and Dave Glasmire, who helped fund the fence project

The Ottawa-Sandusky-Seneca Solid Waste District provided a grant to Otterbein North Shore, Marblehead, to replace a deteriorating wooden fence that surrounded the generator, recycling and trash containers. A requirement of the grant was that the fence had to be made of recycled product. Director of Environmental Services Wes Walton did the research to find a fence that is made of 100% recycled steel with recycled plastic inserts. The fence was installed by a local fence company. Residents Anna and Dave Glasmire made a donation to help reach the total goal needed to finish the project. Walton said, “It is quite a visual improvement over the old fence. The gate is on rollers, so it is easy to access for maintenance staff and the trash pick-up company.  e’re grateful to the Glasmires for their donation and to the OSS Solid Waste District for the grant.”

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