Nancy Leiter receives TOPS award

TOPS Leader Sue Mooney (standing) congratulates Nancy Leiter on her accomplishment as Mary Triska looks on. 

On July 2, at the weekly meeting of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) OH 1487, the chapter honored one of their own, Nancy Leiter, for maintaining her weight loss of 23 pounds for five consecutive years. When a TOPS member reaches the goal set by the member and his/her doctor, they become a KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) and are allowed a 10-pound leeway. A KOPS may weigh up to 3 pounds over his/her goal and 7 pounds under goal. Nancy rarely, if ever, exceeds her goal weight. She was awarded a pendant containing a ruby, a certificate, a dozen roses and a charm for her accomplishments. 

When asked by leader Sue Mooney to what she attributes her success, Nancy responded that it is very important to attend chapter meetings and to always be vigilant about what she is eating. She explained that getting to goal is not the end of the story, but the beginning, as it is harder to keep the weight off than it was to lose it. She reports that she feels much healthier and is more energetic and is able to do more since she lost her weight.


Edgewood Manor Director of Nursing named Long-Term Care “Hero”

The state’s largest organization representing long-term care facilities has honored a local Director of Nursing as its July 2013 “Hero of Long-Term Care.”

Kaye Lipstraw, R.N., Director of Nursing at Edgewood Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Port Clinton, was selected by the Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) as its Hero of Long-Term Care for the month of July, 2013.  The organization chooses one long-term care employee each month to honor for their service to long-term caregivers, residents and the community.


Community Calendar July 11-17

Thursday July 11

Sunset Cruise
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Jet Express Dock, downtown Port Clinton
COST: Tickets $40 or two for $70
INFO: 419-734-5503

Summer lunch and fun
WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays June 11-August 22
WHERE: 3 sites; Lakeview Estates, Ida Rupp Library, and Bay Meadows
INFO: United Way at 419-734-6645


Pizza Hut supports Alex’s Lemonade Stand in July

In their continuing efforts to contribute to cures for all kids with cancer, 76 Pizza Hut restaurants throughout Northeast Ohio will fundraise for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation from July 13-31. All participating Pizza Huts will sell paper lemons throughout the second half of the month to raise funds for the battle against childhood cancer.

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $60 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 300 pediatric cancer research projects nationally. For more information on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit


Ohio grain organizations working to improve waterways

While many factors and sources affect water quality, Ohio’s agricultural organizations, including the Ohio Soybean Council, Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program and the Ohio Corn Marketing Program are investing more than $1 million to conduct on-farm, edge-of-field testing in partnership with The Ohio State University, OSU Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service. 

The research, already in progress, is monitoring surface runoff and sub-surface drainage from the edges of fields. How phosphorus moves from fields to waterways has never before been explored in such detail in Ohio. The results will be used to identify and rank farming practices that are most effective in keeping nutrients on the field and out of waterways, helping farmers to reduce runoff and improve Ohio’s waterways.


Kite Flight brightens the skies over Port Clinton

On Sunday at Waterworks Park the Fifth Annual Greater Port Clinton Arts Council’s Kite Flight brightened the grey skies. Special guests the Windjammers out of Detroit, MI, are a world-traveling professional kite flying team who recently came back from an event in Singapore. This year’s Kite Flight also featured a make your own kite table and the Rotary Club perch wagon.

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