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Main Street PC receives national accreditation

Heritage Ohio is proud to announce the 2011 certification of Main Street Port Clinton as an Ohio Main Street Community. A member of the Main Street program since 2006, Main Street Port Clinton continues to work towards revitalizing its historic downtown district.
“We are very proud to see Main Street Port Clinton receive National Accreditation for 2011,” said Jeff Siegler, Director of Revitalization for Heritage Ohio. “This demonstrates that the organization is meeting all of the necessary criteria to be successful in its effort to revitalize downtown Port Clinton. The importance of the Main Street Port Clinton’s efforts to sustain downtown businesses and protect the historic infrastructure cannot be overstated during this time of economic uncertainty.”
Since 2007, $432,786,500 have been invested across 30 Main Street Districts, of which Main Street Port Clinton was one. For each dollar that went into the local budget, communities saw more than $22 in improvements such as renovations, new construction, and façade improvements in that time.
Heritage Ohio strives to help people: save the places that matter, build community and live better. Heritage Ohio is the leading statewide, non-profit preservation organization, dedicated to encouraging and assisting people and organizations to protect and preserve Ohio’s heritage and cultural resources. Learn more by visiting www.heritageohio.org.

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Libraries get technology grant

The Ida Rupp Public Library and Erie Islands Library recently received a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the State of Ohio. This money is met by funding from the Friends of the Ida Rupp Public Library and enables the purchase of three AWE’s Early Literacy Stations.

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Sold-out audience learns ‘Bridges out of Poverty’

A sold-out crowd packed the Port Clinton Elks Club Friday, April 20, to learn important concepts around the culture of poverty. Jodi Pfarr, international trainer for Aha! Process, enlightened those in the audience with strategies and tools for recognizing the “mental model” of poverty. These “mental models,” an internal awareness of how the world works, exist without our awareness and determine how we act. By recognizing these models, we can start to work toward building a sustainable community.

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Apply now for BPW scholarship

The Port Clinton Area Business and Professional Women are now taking applications for the fall scholarship offering.
Applications are available at the Frederick Insurance Agency, 120 W. Second St., Port Clinton, the Port Clinton, Oak Harbor and Marblehead Peninsula Chambers of Commerce, as well as the Oak Harbor and Port Clinton public libraries. If you would like to print your own copy, check out our Facebook page. We will be accepting applications postmarked by May 11. The scholarships will be awarded after May 17, and can be used for the summer or fall classes. All applicants must be adult females, living in Ottawa County and be attending or planning to attend and enrolled in a school in Ohio. Applicants must not have received a BPW scholarship in Ohio in the past five years.
Call Lori Madison at 419-732-3171 for information.

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St. Boniface Schools holds Come and See Days

St. Boniface School will host “Come and See” days from noon to 2 p.m. May 1-3. Preschool and elementary students are invited to spend an afternoon to participate in classroom activities and to meet teachers and fellow students. Students may visit on any or all afternoons. Parents may call the school office at 419-898-4312 to schedule a visit.
St. Boniface Catholic School, 215 Oak St. in Oak Harbor, serves students in grades K-5 of all religions, racial, ethnic and income backgrounds. For information on the curriculum, admissions policies and registration contact the school office at 419-898-1340 or visit www.ourstb.com.

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Veteran Health and Information Fair

Veterans of all ages, military family and friends and the general public are invited to a free Veteran Health and Information Fair on Tuesday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky.  (Enter from Ohio 250 and follow signs to Veterans Hall).
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs representatives will be on hand to discuss VA Healthcare enrollment and eligibility and other benefits. Information available for all Veterans, from Operation New Dawn to World War II.
The fair also features:

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Stein Hospice sponsors Caregiver Day May 9

Are you caring for a loved one and looking for answers? Or could you use a couple hours just to relax? If so, plan to attend our Caregiver Day on Wednesday, May 9, at the Ernsthausen Community Complex, 100 Republic St., Norwalk.  
The event will include informational displays from several community agencies, a meditative labyrinth, chair massages, refreshments, door prizes and more. Stop in anytime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.
The Caregiver Day is sponsored by Stein Hospice, which cares for patients and families in seven counties. For information contact Stein Hospice, 800-625-5269.

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Annual Daisy Run/Walk is May 12

The Marblehead Bank is hosting its annual 5K Daisy Run/Walk for the eighth consecutive year. The event will take place on Saturday, May 12. Registration and packet pickup begins at 8 a.m. at the Marblehead V.F.W. Post 7572, 421 W. Main St., Marblehead.  

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Eighth-graders prepare for science fair

The staff and students of Port Clinton Middle School are inviting friends and family to view their science reports and experiments. Projects will be on display from 2:15 to 3 p.m. April 30 in the Port Clinton Middle School Auditorium.

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Emergency heating help ends on a high note

In March, 441 households were approved for assistance from the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program compared to 367 approved in February. The program, which ended March 30, has served an estimated 2,600 households in 2012. The final tally of the number served for the 2012 heating season will be available later this month.

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