Ragbag Report

One of the best things local clubs like Sandusky Sailing Club and Port Clinton Yacht Club do is train young people how to sail and teach them the nuances of sailboat racing. This Saturday the Sandusky Sailing Club is hosting their Junior Regatta. Close to 100 young men and women will descend upon SSC for the event. Their instructors do an excellent job of not only teaching the basics of sailing, but also the basics of boating safety on the water. It is a learning experience that lasts a lifetime.


Annual “Arts on Erie” to be hosted by Perry’s Victory

The Put-in-Bay Arts Council will be providing a full week of art activities for kids in their annual Arts on Erie event. The event runs from Sunday, June 23, to Friday, June 28, and take place at the Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Visitor Center. The event sponsored by the PIB Arts Council includes a number of activities lead by guest artists from around the area.  Activities will run from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and on Friday. Thursday the activities will take a little different schedule as music becomes the focus of the day. The Hardtackers, a Sea Shanty and Sea Song team out of Columbus, will teach penny whistle and sea shanty writing workshops from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and 2-4 p.m. They will return in the evening for a family concert at 7 p.m., also to be held at the Perry’s Victory Visitor Center. All activities are free and open to the public. Space in workshops is limited and will be given on a first-come basis. The art activities of each day are as follows:


Mulberry Creek Herb Fair

This weekend family-owned Mulberry Creek Herb Farm in Huron will be hosting their 16th annual herb fair. The event will take place at Mulberry Creek, 3312 Bogart Road, Huron, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s Fair features the culture and traditions of India. 

Since 1995, Karen and Mark Langan’s Mulberry Creek Herb Farm has provided quality, well rooted, certified organic herbs and miniature perennials for cooking, ornamental, medicinal and crafting uses. Heirlooms and hybrid tomato and pepper plants are also available.


Magruder Hospital recognizes employees

Magruder Hospital's Employee of the Year, Amanda Dove, RN, shakes hands with Todd Almendinger, Magruder's President & CEO.

Magruder Hospital recently held its annual recognition event to honor employees, medical staff and board members for years of dedicated service through the end of 2012. 

Highlighting the evening was the announcing of Magruder’s Employee of the Year nominees for 2012. Of those nominees, Amanda Dove, a Registered Nurse in Magruder’s Surgery Department, was selected as Employee of the Year. In announcing Dove’s award, Todd Almendinger, President & CEO, shared some comments submitted in her nomination.


Community Markets Family Fun Day

Pictured Community Markets Store Manager Eric Wallace and Wylie Walleye

The Community Markets family fun day was a success with a great turn out and beautiful weather. Held in the parking lot of Community Markets located on 147 Maple St., Port Clinton, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. the event benefited two local organizations; Erie Shores Assembly of God and Port Clinton’s Walleye Drop. Both organizations also donated their time to help run and organize the event.


Common Grounds evolves

left to right: Lynn James, manager; Dave Burows, catering manager; Raysha Willis, RVI; Sam Arrizola, RVI; Brenda Smith, Executive Director, RVI; Scott Rider, RVI.

Last week Common Grounds at the Sutton Center in Port Clinton had a soft opening, continuing its organic evolution. The word has already spread that it is a special place for coffee, breakfast and lunch.

The coordinator of the evolution of Common Grounds is Brenda Smith, Executive Director of Riverview Industries Inc. (RVI) of Oak Harbor. RVI’s purpose is “to provide a meaningful work experience and quality of life for the benefit of adults with developmental disabilities.” Five Riverview clients are learning and working at Common Grounds.


Stein Hospice Regatta weekend

The Stein Hospice Regatta weekend is packed with activities for sailors and runners, people who enjoy the waterfront, eating delicious food and supporting a good cause. In other words, Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29, offer something for just about everyone.


2013-2014 Ohio hunting and trapping dates

The 2013-2014 Ohio hunting and trapping season dates have been released by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The seasons include changes to address deer management on a county level, and increase hunting opportunities through extended hours and a new early muzzleloader season.


Grace Baptist to hold tent revival

Grace Baptist Church in Oak Harbor will conduct its annual tent-meeting revival June 23-27.

Sunday’s services will commemorate the church’s 27th anniversary. The Sunday school hour begins at 10 a.m., worship hour at 11 a.m. with a potluck dinner to follow and the evening service starts at 6 p.m.

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