Apple Festival Court taking applications

It’s time again to begin the search for the new Apple Festival Royalty Court. The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce and the reigning court extends an invitation to applicants. The Royalty Court will reign for a period of one year. They will have the opportunity to travel, learn about other communities in the state, meet many new friends, and gain experience speaking in public as they share with others information about The Apple Festival.


Art Walk: A Night Downtown

Outside of Green’s at the art walk

Thursday, Aug. 22, the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council put on its monthly art walk in downtown Port Clinton. This month’s theme was A Night Downtown. The streets and shops were busy with art lovers and vendors.


Ohio remains vigilant in Asian Carp testing

Only a single water sample, out of 225 samples from the Maumee River and 100 samples from the Sandusky River, contained traces of genetic material from silver Asian carp, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The testing seeks to identify the presence of environmental DNA (eDNA) from bighead or silver Asian carp and the lone positive sample was collected in the Maumee River. The samples were collected as part of an extensive monitoring effort in the Maumee and Sandusky rivers by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.


Lady Redskins tennis


The Lady Redskins opened SBC play Tuesday night with a 5-0 win over Oak Harbor.  This brings their record to 2-1 overall (1-0 in the SBC).

Kelsey Dietrich (PC) def. Emily Goff (OH) 6-0, 6-1
Alyssa Krupp (PC) def. Amanda Sosa (OH) 6-1, 6-0
Eryn Binder (PC) def. Rachel Chafe (OH) 6-0, 6-0


Miller Ferries add trips & parking Labor Day weekend

Sunday, Sept. 1

Additional Miller Ferries leaving Put-in-Bay (Lime Kiln Dock) to Catawba:  9 p.m., 10 p.m., 10:30 p.m. 

These added trips will allow visitors time to enjoy The Ohio State University Marching  Band Performance & Fireworks on Put-in-Bay. Visitors can take public transportation to Miller Dock by Put-in-Bay cabs, golf carts (return time/ policy per the rental company) and Island Transportation buses between Village Depot and Miller Ferry Lime Kiln Dock.


Warbirds come to Erie Ottawa Regional Airport

The largest remote control model aviation show in the area will be in Port Clinton Aug. 24 and 25. Exhibitions range from medium to giant-scale propeller driven aircraft to turbine powered jets. This year’s theme is “Warbirds”, featuring model aircraft from WWI to current military aircraft and extreme helicopter aerobatics.


Skype with author Robert Putnam at Ida Rupp on Tuesday

Dr. Robert Putnam, PhD., former local graduate of PCHS and author of New York Times bestseller Bowling Alone, will Skype with a local panel of residents on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison Street, Port Clinton.  Question and answer session to follow.  Registration is required.  Seating is limited.  Call 419-732-3212 to register.


Perch Festival at Marblehead’s James Park on Saturday

The Marblehead Lions Club is holding its 21st Perch Festival on Aug. 24 at James Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  A parade will kick off the event at 10 a.m.  Live music, sponsored by Firelands Physician Group, featuring the Third Degree Band, will entertain.  There will be perch, other local foods, craft vendors, flea market booths, a car show, games, children's activities, and free Marblehead Quarry tours at 11:30 a.m, 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30 p.m. Multiple raffle drawings will be held all day with the grand prize drawing(s) at 4 p.m.


Firemen’s Spaghetti Dinner Labor Day

Danbury Firefighters Association will host the Firemen’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Labor Day Monday, Sept. 2, from 11 a.m to 6 p.m. at Wesley Lodge in Lakeside. The ticket prices are $8 for adults and $5 for children.


50th annual Behnken family reunion 2013

The 50th annual reunion of the Claus and Bertha Pfeiffer Behnken family met on Sunday, Aug 11, at the Sand Beach, Oak Harbor home of Ted Behnken. The late Claus Behnken came to Ottawa County in 1883 with his mother from Hanover, Germany to join his father who arrived a year earlier. Five children were born to Claus and Bertha: Regina Risch, Leona Longanbach, Loretta Joseph, Orlena Wagner and Clarence Behnken. Families of the five children were able to purchase shirts with each family designated a particular color. Souvenir Christmas ornaments designed by Leslie Risch and Lindsay Griffin were given to each attending member. Committee members planning the event were Bonnie Kaspar, Marilyn Siefke, Denise Knipp, Twyla Northrup, Julie Polter and Linda Dehring.

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