Author visits library via Skype

WPCR Port Clinton Radio and Ida Rupp Public Library present a Skype event with Richard Rosser, author of the children’s book “Piggy Nation A Day at Work with Dad” from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 16.
The book focuses on piggy behavior in an amusing, colorful update of the Golden Rule. The main character is a piglet named Sammy who joins his Dad on Piggy Patrol. As they search the town for piggies, Sammy learns about rude behavior.
For information on Richard Rosser, check out his website at
All ages are welcome and no registration is required. Call Ida Rupp Public Library at 419-732-3212 for information.


Print shop manager buys Minuteman Press

Jim Kieffer, of Bayview, who has served as manager the past several years at the local Minuteman Press franchise in Portage Township, officially purchased the operation effective Aug. 13. He will be moving the full-service print shop into Harbor Lights Landing on Ohio 53 North.
Minuteman Press started operations at 205 S.E. Catawba Road in February of 2001 as a division of Schaffner Publications, owners of The Beacon and North Coast Business Journal. John Schaffner, president and publisher of The Beacon for nearly 30 years, saud that he was extremely pleased he was able to come to an agreement with his longtime manager.
“I know how dedicated Jim is, not just to his craft, but to his customers at Minuteman Press,” said Schaffner.


Dietitian to speak at The Vineyard on Catawba

The Power of Protein — are there other sources than meat? — will be the topic as Kimberly Leneghan, Clinical Dietitian, Magruder Hospital, talks to residents and the general public at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at The Vineyard on Catawba. She will explain why protein is so important to our maturing population. Kim is originally from Buffalo, N.Y., and got her master's degree at Case Western Reserve University. She had more than 10 years of geriatric nutrition experience before coming to Magruder.
This presentation is in the Community Center at The Vineyard on Catawba. Everyone is invited to this free presentation. No reservations are required. Call The Vineyard office at 419-797-3100 for information.


Cardboard boat race set for Saturday

Anchor’s Away Marina is holding its annual Cardboard Craft Race for Critters at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4.
Groups are invited to build a boat out of cardboard and compete to see which captain makes it farthest “out to sea” before sinking. Proceeds benefit the animals at the Humane Society of Ottawa County.
For information and registration forms, call Anchor’s Away at 419-734-1395. The marina is located at 5925 E. Saylor, in Marblehead.


Home Instead Senior Care honors staffers

Home Instead Senior Care is pleased to announce the CAREGivers of the second quarter of 2012:
• April: Natasha Witter, of Port Clinton
• May: Rhonda Colvin of Sandusky
• June: Darcy Russell of Norwalk
• CAREGiver of the Second Quarter: Shelby Trick of Port Clinton
Home Instead Senior Care serves Erie, Ottawa and Huron Counties with non-medical care including companionship, personal care, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, errands and incidental transportation.


Gospel group singing at Riverfront Live!

The Babbs are performing at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Riverfront Live! located under the canopy at North Jefferson Street, Port Clinton. The Babbs are no strangers To Southern Gospel music. Although they have been singing together for 10 years, their roots go much farther. Brenda Faye has been singing since she was at least 3 years old. She was raised in The Church of God of Prophecy and began singing there by herself as well as with her mother and sister. She has competed on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn. Dave was raised in the same church and started out playing drums in his uncle’s band as well as with other groups in the area. The Babbs main goal is to see souls saved and people blessed. They travel as much as they can, singing Gods praises. They don’t charge, but do accept a freewill offering. The Babbs currently have CD’s, and other items that can be purchased at any of their concerts, or at Riverfront Live! is a free summer concert series sponsored by Main Street Port Clinton held on Friday evenings in downtown Port Clinton with the Portage River as a backdrop. For a complete schedule of performers for the 2012 season, go to


Magruder Hospital offers health screening

Magruder Hospital will offer its monthly Cholesterol (Total/LDL/HDL/Triglycerides), Blood Pressure and Glucose Screening for $16 on the second Thursday of every month starting at 1 p.m. The next screening will be Aug. 9 and appointments can be made by calling 419-734-3131, ext. 3420.
For information on events and screenings, go to


Reading program spreads to Genoa, Oak Harbor

The United Way’s Reading Tutor Program is growing to cover Genoa and Oak Harbor. New tutor training is scheduled for 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 28 and Sept. 5. Read to the kids so their test scores can continue to rise.
Call Jennifer Buch at Ida Rupp Library, 419-732-3212, to sign up.


Sky is theme for Oak Harbor VBS

A summer kids’ event called Sky will be hosted at The United Methodist Church of Oak Harbor from Monday through Friday, Aug. 6-10. At Sky, faith and imagination soar as kids discover that everything is possible with God. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience electrifying Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them to trust God and test out sciency-fun gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings.


Applications now being accepted for Tools for Schools

The Salvation Army-Port Clinton Service Unit is now accepting applications for the Tools for School program. The Port Clinton Service Unit’s “Tools for School” program will assist local families in financial need of school supplies and book bags.   Applications for this program can be picked up and dropped off through Aug. 31 at the local Salvation Army office located at The Sutton Center, 1854 E. Perry St., Suite 800, Port Clinton. Distribution of school supplies and book bags will also be at the local office the week of Aug. 20, 2012.
This program is completely supported by The Ottawa County Community Foundation and local donations. To help, send donations to The Salvation Army-PCSU, 1854 E. Perry St., Suite 800, Port Clinton, OH 43452.

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