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'War is imminent' at Put-in-Bay

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial will host a “Mock Redeclaration of War” at 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, to kick off the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. The Memorial is also hosting a series of free activities highlighting this important historic anniversary, said Memorial Superintendent Blanca Alvarez Stransky.
On June 18, 1812, “an act declaring war between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Dependencies thereof and the United States of America and Their Territories” was approved by the Senate and the House of Representative of the United States of America.   “With the assistance of modern technology, on Monday, June 18, 2012, we will conduct a ‘mock redeclaration of war’ between our sister park, Signal Hill National Historic Site in Newfoundland, Canada, and Perry’s Victory marking the 200th Anniversary of the start of the War of 1812,” said Stransky.

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Parade of Homes party

In preparation for the fifth annual Catawba-Marblehead Parade of Homes, the annual Kickoff Party will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at Crow’s Nest on Ohio 269 north of Ohio 163 in Danbury Township. The event will be a wine tasting featuring many local and international wines as well as heavy hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at The Beacon, Minuteman Press, Crow’s Nest, Mon Ami, Crabby Joes and Salvation Army, the beneficiary of the fundraiser. Pictured here are the principal organizers: John Schaffner (left), publisher of The Beacon; Jennifer Bailey, manager at Crow's Nest; and Maureen Saponari, director of the Salvation Army in Ottawa County.

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Arts, crafts show set for July 8

The Port Clinton Women’s Club’s annual Arts and Crafts Show will be held on Sunday,
July 8, at Lakeview Park in Port Clinton. The show will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.
A variety of artists and crafters will be participating the 29th annual show, with many unique items for sale. Some of the crafts on display include woodworking, ceramics, baskets, candles, jewelry and watercolor paintings. The Ottawa County Humane Society and Safe Schnauzer Rescue will also be on hand for those interested in giving a pet a home.

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Club Red holds annual ‘Sherry & Chocolates’ membership drive

Club Red’s sixth annual “Sherry & Chocolates” event was hosted recently by the club’s founder, Cindy Amerine, at “Love on the Rocks,” the lovely home of Kim and Liz Skrinak of Catawba Island. The annual membership drive featured not only a home tour, but also speakers who shared information about Club Red and its mission to educate the public of the many Red Cross programs and services offered locally and across the country.  
Special guest, vocalist Carmen Miller, entertained the 75 women present with her fabulous rendition of “I Have Nothing.” Miller will be joined by local piano man Greg Fox during the cocktail hour of this year’s Club Red gala, “Black & White with a Splash of Red” to be held on Friday, July 20, in the Catawba Island Club Pavilion.  Tickets are on sale now for what is sure to be another sold-out Club Red affair. Ticket requests may be made by contacting this year’s ticket chairwoman, Marian Tavtigian, at 419-797-4151or the American Red Cross, 419-734-1100.

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Healthy Lake Erie Fund signed into law

Rep. Randy Gardner’s efforts to fight Lake Erie algae problems received a major boost Monday when Gov. John Kasich signed legislation that includes Gardner’s $3 million Healthy Lake Erie Fund.
“I’m pleased to have Governor Kasich’s support for the Healthy Lake Erie Fund, and to have bipartisan backing to begin to attack this environmental and economic challenge facing our region,” Gardner said. 
There has been growing concern by travel and tourism-related businesses that the worsening algae problem in Lake Erie is impacting the region’s economy and forcing higher unemployment.   

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Job Store hours changing

The operating hours of The Job Store, located in the Ottawa County Resource Centre, across from the fairgrounds on Ohio 163, Oak Harbor, will change next month.
Effective Monday, July 2, the hours will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. On Tuesdays, the store will remain open until 6 p.m.

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Artists’ Club offers day trip, watercolor class

The Port Clinton Artists’ Club is offering two upcoming opportunities for art growth and education.
The first is a trip to Kelleys Island to visit the Charles Herndon Gallery. Charles Herndon is an accomplished artist who grew up in the Cleveland area. He has a bachelor of fine art degree in sculpture from The Cleveland Institute of Art, a bachelor of art degree in art history from Case Western Reserve University and a master of fine art in sculpture from Syracuse University. Nestled around his Kelleys Island home are two studios, two galleries and a 10-acre sculpture garden. This trip will be on Saturday, June 16. The cost is $35 per person, which includes transportation to and from Kelleys Island. Contact Helen Arnold for information at 419-341-1980.

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UnLaBeLeD performs at Riverfront Live!

This Friday, the audience at Riverfront Live! will welcome UnLaBeLeD at 6:30 p.m. under the canopy at North Jefferson Street.
UnLaBeLeD is an alternative/punk band from Marblehead. David Gast and Corbin Rickard on guitar and brothers Matt Pusateri (drums) and Ben Pusateri (vocals) combined their talents to start the band in November 2011. After their first live performance in January 2012, Cooper Eller (bass) joined the group to fill out the lineup.
The band has since played for several occasions and at many venues in Northwest Ohio, as well as competing in local Battle of the Bands competitions. Recently, they were voted into the Ohio Bike Week Battle of the Bands. At the end of the battle, UnLaBeLeD was crowned as the fan vote winner, which secured them the opportunity to open for 7Mary3.

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Court celebrates Benchmark Program grads

Magistrate Louis P. Wargo III recently presided over a special session of the Ottawa County Municipal Court to recognize three graduates of its Benchmark Alcohol/Drug and Mental Health Intervention Court Program. The Court session, followed by a reception for the graduates and their supporters, honored the program’s graduates for their successful completion of the two-year court program.
“Since its inception nearly four years ago, the Benchmark Program has served the families and citizens of Ottawa County by addressing the County’s mental health and substance abuse issues,” said Judge Frederick C. Hany II.

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Lakeside Women’s Club sponsors annual quilt show

The Lakeside Quilt Show will be on display June 23-July 7 in the Hoover Auditorium Lobby at 7:45 p.m., a half-hour prior to all evening shows at Hoover Auditorium.
An annual tradition, the Lakeside Quilt Show will once again bring a multitude of colors to the auditorium walls in the opening three weeks of the Chautauqua season. Quilts of various sizes will be displayed, including twin- and crib-size bed quilts and wall hangings. Quilts may be hand or machine-quilted and reflect historic quilt patterns or modern designs. There will also be a special section of vintage quilts, made prior to 1950.

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