Public meeting on Waterworks Park

A special public meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Port Clinton Elks Lodge located at 231 Buckeye Blvd.  Mike Rose with Washington Properties will be presenting his Master Plan for Waterworks Park.  

If you missed the public presentation by Mike Rose with Washington Properties and David Krebbs with AODK Architects regarding the revitalization of downtown historic Port Clinton and the waterfront that was held in February, it can be viewed by visiting


Red Cross issues tips to stay safe as temperatures rise

Summer is here, bringing with it dangerous excessive heat. The American Red Cross has steps people can follow to stay safe as the temperatures soar. 

“Excessive heat can be deadly; it has caused more deaths in recent years than all other weather events,” said American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio Disaster Services Manager Gary Loboschefski. “We want everyone to stay safe during the hot weather and have some reminders for them to follow when the weather is hot and humid.” 



Lakeside Wooden Boat Show & Plein Air Art Festival

A collaborative effort blending the craftsmanship of the 10th Annual Lakeside Wooden Boat Show and the artistic expression of the Plein Air Art Festival will create one of Lakeside’s most unique weekends of the Chautauqua season from July 19-21.

This three-day event begins on Friday, July 19, when plein air artists arrive at Lakeside Chautauqua to paint outdoor landscapes until Sunday. The term “en plein air” means painting “in the open air.”


The Island Alphabet by Sarah Booker

A new book of photos and verse by Sarah Booker honors her family home of Put-in-Bay. Every letter of the alphabet features a Put-in-Bay sight and story. Booker’s goal is “to touch everyone who comes to the island, stays on the island or is from the island.”


Terra State begins hosting regional artists’ work

Through the partnership of the Northcoast Arts Alliance and Terra State Community College, regional artists now have another venue to display their artwork. 

As the college's arts initiatives continue to develop, the new "Terra Gallery" program is an opportunity that displays work by Terra's art students and regional artists. These exhibits are opening to the community and will change through a six-month rotation. Students of Terra's fine arts programs and artists who are organizational or individual members of the Northcoast Arts Alliance will have the opportunity to display artwork on Terra's campus. Some artwork is for sale. 


Summer Lunch and Fun around Port Clinton

The United Way is sponsoring the Summer Lunch and Fun program Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 22. The program provides lunch for any child and is offered at Lakeview Estates, Ida Rupp Public Library and Bay Meadows. This is the third summer for the program, the first year that Kristen Gerwin of the United Way has been the coordinator.


South Bass Light Station

From 1897 through 1962, the South Bass Island Light Station, situated between the Marblehead and Green Island lighthouses, guided ships through the south passage of Lake Erie. The lighthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. The Ohio State University has used the property since 1967 for its Stone Laboratory programs on Gibraltar and South Bass Island.


Ragbag Report

The finish line at a recent Green Island Race.

The focus of sailboat racing in the Islands area in the next week will be on the Juniors. The young ladies and gentlemen who compete for their home Yacht Clubs will be in intense action along the shores of Lake Erie.


Lakeside Chautauqua welcomes Jim Petro and Nancy Petro

Jim and Nancy Petro 

Jim Petro, former Attorney General of Ohio, and his wife, Nancy Petro, will give four lectures as part of the 2013 Lakeside Chautauqua Lecture Series.  

Based on their book, “False Justice: Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent”, the Petros will speak on the subject of wrongful criminal conviction during four 90-minute lectures scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 22 and Tuesday, July 23.


Kelleys Island Pub Crawl and Progressive Beer Dinner

The Stein Hospice benefit Pub Crawl & Progressive Beer Dinner is Sunday, Aug. 4. The five-course dinner with paired beers from Great Lakes Brewing Company starts at the Casino at 4 p.m. and ends at a downtown restaurant.  All locations are within walking distance.

Advance tickets are $40 and can be ordered online at Tickets at the door are $45, but seating is limited. Ferry ride is not included. For more information contact Amy Skolnik at Stein Hospice, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 800-625-5269.

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