St. Boniface hosts Spring Fling

St. Boniface Catholic School will host the annual Spring Fling on Saturday, April 27, at 6 p.m. at the school gymnasium at 215 Oak St., Oak Harbor. Advance tickets are $25 per person,


Terra Choral Society celebrates 10 years with two concerts


The Terra Choral Society will celebrate its 10th anniversary with concerts in Port Clinton and Clyde later this month.

“Music That Changed the World” will feature musical highlights from the group’s last 10 years, as well as performances by the Terra Children’s Choir. The concert includes selections from the Choral Society’s masterwork concerts, music of the stage and screen performances, patriotic tribute program, dramatic presentations and much more. 

Michael J. Shirtz is the conductor of the Terra Choral Society and also director of the Terra Chamber Arts Orchestra. Traci Newsome will conduct the Terra Children’s Choir at the concerts. 

“This event will be a perfect blend of the most time-honored classics and a wonderful experience for the whole family,” Shirtz said. 

The concerts are:

  • Friday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. – Port Clinton Performing Arts Center, 821 Jefferson St., Port Clinton
  • Sunday, April 28, at 4 p.m. – Clyde High School Performing Arts Center, 1015 Race St., Clyde

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Terra State College Store or at the door the night of the performance.  

Call 419-559-2233 for more information.



Chris Galvin Technology Conference Center dedicated

On Wednesday, April 17, at the Sutton Center in Port Clinton, on an evening when United Way of Ottawa County recognized and honored their community campaign contributors, corporate campaign supporters and Individuals who made exceptional contributions to United Way in 2012, there was one surprise presentation, to Chris Galvin, Director of Ottawa County United Way.


Updated workplace guide from Port Clinton-based expert

An updated workplace guide, announced this week, describes the tax, productivity, and other benefits of adding the missing link to employee benefit packages: long-term care insurance. Titled “Long Term Care Outreach and Education Program,” the 12-page guide is published by LTC Financial Partners.

"For many organizations, the tax advantages alone can make a difference of hundreds to hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, depending on their size," says John Cullen, an LTC specialist with LTC Financial Partners, which maintains offices in Port Clinton. “Our updated guide explains why.”


Ribbon-cutting for Ciao Bella Rescheduled

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Ciao Bella to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 at Harbor Light Landing in Port Clinton.  Light refreshments will be served. Community members are encouraged to attend to show support for this new business.


Finding the early signs of spring on the forest floor

Gardeners are accustomed to the traditional signs of the arrival of spring with beautiful blooming bulbs, the breaking buds of flowering trees, and the vibrant yellow flowers of forsythia shrubs.  However, there are other indicators that arise when the last snows have melted and the sounds of song birds returns to Catawba Island and the surrounding region. Native flowering plants take center stage from late March through the month of April and retreat in the heat of the summer. This phenomenal transition primarily refers to a group of woodland plants called spring ephemerals, and is part of what makes the temperate forests of northern Ohio so breathtaking.


Take Back the Night march and rally

To help raise awareness about teen dating violence and to promote healthy dating relationships among teens and young adults, a local group of concerned citizens will be hosting Ottawa County’s 4th Annual Take Back The Night March & Rally on April 25 from 7-8:30 the Knights Of Columbus Hall in Port Clinton.  The event will begin with a rally where guest speakers will discuss the topic and get the crowd ready for the march to the Ottawa County Court House via Madison Street for a candle lighting ceremony.


The Spot Teen Club set to open in Port Clinton

A group of Port Clinton parents and community members have identified the need for a place for teens to hang out. The location has been secured for The Spot Teen Club, which will offer free tutoring, study tables and teen-organized dance parties and concerts on weekends. Latoya Kleinhans, owner of Papa Jimmies BBQ and Pizza on Madison Street in downtown Port Clinton, is spearheading the opening of The Spot at 123 Madison Street, next to Mary's Blossom Shop. 

According to Kleinhaus there is much work to do and funds need to be raised to reach the goal of opening on May 1. Therefore she has opened a fundraiser account through for nonprofits. All funds are directly deposited into The Spot Teen Club account. 

For information or to donate, contact Kleinhaus at Papa Jimmies at 419-301-3663, or donate through


Rural Life Sunday

St. Paul United Church of Christ, 165 Toussaint Street, Oak Harbor, will be celebrating Rural Life Sunday on Sunday, April 21, during their 10:15 worship service.

During the celebration, a local family will receive a tree to plant, in keeping with St. Paul tradition. Additionally, children who come forward for the children's sermon will receive a small seedling that they may plant at home.

Pastoral Assistant, Kyle Timmons, will present the sermon, "Seeds of Hope" and the handbell choir and youth quartet will use their gifts to enhance the worship.

Sunday School for all ages is at 9 a.m. Adults are invited to the Study of Jeremiah which meets at the same time. For more information contact the church at 419-898-0852 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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