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What a Great Holiday Weekend!

Shane Meek

Who could ask for more? The weather was fantastic, and the fish cooperated nicely.  

Light winds made fishing very pleasant and moving around from spot to spot was an easy task.  Fish were everywhere from in close, up to Canada, and to the east of the Western Basin. While some resident big fish can still be caught on the end, the majority have been on the move, due to the water temperatures rising. Temps are now in the high 60s in most places, and the big girls are on the move to cooler/deeper waters to the east.

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Ferguson Gallery to celebrate 35 years in business with open house

In 1979 Cary Ferguson put his dreams into action opening Ferguson Gallery. Ferguson is inviting the public to come and see the landmark achievements of his success. The open house, which will be held June 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is intended to show gratitude to the loyal customers and dear friends that have supported the business over the years. As a thank you from Ferguson, there will be a paperweight glass making extravaganza for only $28 a person (regularly $68) along with free food and drinks for everyone in attendance.

The open house will also feature painting, photography and glass blowing demonstrations by resident artists Rick Dziak (OPA), Dave Kyle (Cleveland Cavaliers photographer), Cary Ferguson and Deborah Prue. Rick Dziak, Ferguson Gallery’s newest feature artist, will be doing oil painting demonstrations in his newly decorated showroom space. For many visitors to the gallery, this will be the first time they see the brand new showroom featuring Dziak’s work. The new showroom is the most recent addition to the floor space at Ferguson Gallery.

The glass blowing workshop is on a first come, first serve basis so Ferguson encourages people to come early to get a spot. For more information about this event or to contact Ferguson Gallery, call 419-734-0600.

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Port Clinton’s brain gain: Kelly and Billy Rigoni

Kelly Rigoni, a 1993 Port Clinton High School graduate, and her husband, Billy, have opened Hot Shots Photography and Northern Exposure Gallery that does custom framing, has jewelry and other gifts and décor. Kelly moved away to go to college and then lived in Fremont and Clyde before heading back to Port Clinton, the place her and Billy call home.

Kelly’s family had a business in downtown Port Clinton for 50 years, Bristley’s Jewelers and Art Department, which was owned by her grandparents and was located at 130 Madison Street. The location of her grandparents shop is just a few doors down where Kelly and Billy opened the doors for their business. Kelly’s parents also owned Barn Rats Bait and Tackle for ten years.

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Summer Fun at Port Clinton City Schools

The last day of school for Port Clinton City School District students is June 5.  Even though students will no longer be in the classroom there are numerous summer activities taking place in the district. All the following camp forms can be found on the district website pccsd.net under the Bulletin Board.

Champions for Children will once again be offering their popular Summer Enrichment Camps.  There are ten, one-week sessions beginning on June 9 and ending on August 15.  The summer program offers child care from 7:30 a.m. in the morning until 3 p.m. in the afternoon with after camp care available until 6 p.m.  Participants will enjoy a wide-range of activities and interesting camp themes.  All this at an affordable rate provided by an award-winning program!  Call Jackie Warnicke for more information at 419-734-2815, ext 1112 or download the Reservation Form at pccsd.net.

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BCS coffee with Guy and Tim

B-C-S School District citizens are invited to join Superintendent Guy Parmigian and Treasurer Tim Coffman for an informal chance to introduce yourself, chat, ask questions, and learn more about the B-C-S school system and where we are heading.  There is no cost to attend, and no reservations are necessary.  Bring yourself (and friend/s if you would like), get your favorite beverage, and pull up a chair for some good conversation with the leaders of B-C-S.  Guy and Tim look forward to seeing you soon!  Below are the dates/times/locations of Coffee Connections:

June 11, Porky’s—10 a.m.

July 11, Happy Hour—8 a.m.

August 13, Kozy Corners—10 a.m.

September 10, Blackerry Corners—10 a.m.

October 8, Subway (Oak Harbor)—10 a.m.

November 2, McDonald’s—10 a.m.

December 10, Mill Street Brew—10 a.m.

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Bataan talent show

Students at Bataan Memorial Intermediate Elementary held their annual talent show at the Port Clinton High School Performing Arts Center on June 2.  Here Aidan West and D'Anthony Gamble-Wilson play an electric guitar duet.  

More pictures can be seen in the photo album at pccsd.net or facebook.com/portclintonschools.

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Career Day at PCMS

Port Clinton Middle School Language Arts Teacher, Ms. Kerry Fial, invited some professionals to her classroom for a career day.  A member of the Army, a firefighter, a lawyer and a flight nurse all came to share what they do for a living and the courses that were helpful to their career.  Here, Dan Fial, flight nurse shares how he uses math, language arts and science in his job on a daily basis.  Thank you to Dan Fial (flight nurse), Matt Riggle (firefighter), Brent Ingle (U.S. Army), and Ryan Garman (attorney) for visiting with PCMS students.  

See more pictures in the photo album at www.pccsd.net.

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Redfern to hold town hall meetings in Genoa and Oak Harbor

On Friday, June 6, State Representative Chris Redfern will host two town hall discussions in Ottawa County. From 10-11:30 a.m. Redfern will be at the Village of Genoa Council Chambers located at 102 E. Sixth Street, Genoa. Then starting at 12 p.m. he will be at the Oak Harbor Public Library located at 147 W. Main Street, Oak Harbor.

Redfern holds town hall meetings throughout Erie and Ottawa Counties to listen to constituents’ ideas, concerns and feedback. Rep. Redfern will also provide a brief overview of actions in the legislature for area residents to learn about and discuss state legislative issues. The event is free and open to the public.

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Sheriff’s Office warns of scam

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office has reports that a male subject is calling people in the City of Port Clinton saying that he is the Sheriff of Ottawa County. The subject tells victims that they didn’t show up for jury duty and that they have an active warrant for their arrest. The subject posing as the Sheriff then says the warrant would be taken care of if they sent him money over a Pay Pal account.

The Sheriff’s Office is warning the public that at no point would any police agency handle a warrant in this manner. If anyone receives a phone call of this nature, they are advised to contact their local police department immediately and file a report about the incident.

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