The Ohio State University Marching Band
Bird’s eye view of the line of boats parading out the Portage River for the start of the Green Island Race.
Photo by Roger Fair.
Evan with a 29 inch walleye.
Most, if not all, people who troll for walleye use a book that we refer to as “The Troller’s Bible”. No, it’s not a religious document, but it can give you that feeling of angels singing when the information held within its pages is utilized and you’re rewarded with a nice plump walleye tugging on the end of your line.
The book I’m referring to is called “The Precision Trolling Book” by authors Mark Romanack, Dr. Steven Holt and Tom Irwin.
“Perry’s Victory on Lake Erie (1814)”, by Thomas Birch, now on display at the Toledo Museum of Art.
For Monday’s re-enactment of the Battle of Lake Erie, following is a list of ships and those they will be portraying:
On Saturday night, the Navy Band Great Lakes played at Waterworks Park. The performance started with the firing of cannons on the lake shore and was filled with patriotic marches and tributes to fallen soldiers. Director Lieutenant Patrick Kevin Sweeten was presented with a commemorative bicentennial pin at the concert.
Stombaugh, Engler, Williams and Carlo of Recycled
Thursday, Aug. 29, the barbershop quartet Recycled performed at the Ida Rupp Public Library. Spectators formed a circle in the front of the library and more people gathered after being drawn by the music. Quartet members Ted Stombaugh, tenor, from Findlay; Lou Engler, lead, from Port Clinton; Ted Williams, bass, from Belleview; and Maury Carlo, baritone, from Fremont all meet and practice in Fostoria. Engler said they decided to call themselves Recycled because they have all been in other quartets. The senior barbershop four sing in contests and at events.
Port Clinton High School Marching Band Alumni are invited to dust off their horns and join in the fun of the Annual Alumni Band Night. The Alumni Band will perform with the PCHS Marching band during halftime of the football game vs. Genoa on Sept. 13. There is no All-School Reunion this year; however, the alumni band will still play with the PCHS Band.
Ohio has a unique way of thanking these recent veterans and those who serve. It’s the Ohio Veterans Bonus, for service given during the times of the Persian Gulf War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
But the Ohio Veterans Bonus won’t be around forever. The deadline for Persian Gulf War era veterans to apply is Dec. 31, 2013. Veterans of the Iraq War era have until Dec. 31, 2014, to apply. No deadline has been announced for veterans of the Afghanistan War era.
The newly installed docks in downtown Oak Harbor on the Portage River are already being put to good use. There were two boats docked up this past weekend visiting downtown. The floating docks are just one piece of the recent improvements in downtown Oak Harbor that have been accomplished through the Downtown Revitalization Committee.
The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, and the Sandusky Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee are inviting area residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Ohio Veterans Home. Registration and check-in will begin at the Pavilion at 9:30 a.m. with the walk beginning at 10:30 a.m. Erie County commissioner Pat Shenigo is serving as the Honorary Chair of this event.