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Celebrate spring at downtown gallery

Split Winds Gallery and By Laurie Studio, a custom design jewelry and bead shop, have joined together for “The Bird and the Bees” spring event on Sunday, April 15. It will be from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Split Winds Gallery, 94 Madison St., and feature spring treats — both visual and edible.

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Marketing: getting the most bang for your buck

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Ida Rupp Library are sponsoring a new business seminar: Everything you need to know about getting the most bang for your buck in marketing. The one-hour workshop will be presented by Jeff Krabill of Krabill Marketing Group. Krabill taught marketing at Bowling Green State University for more than 16 years before opening his own marketing firm in our area. The program will be offered April 25 at the library, 310 Madison St. Registration begins at 8 a.m., workshop runs from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. with a question and answer time from 9:30 to 10 a.m. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 419-734-5503. The seminar is free to chamber members.

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Honor Roll — PCHS

Port Clinton High School announces the honor rolls for the third grading period for the 2011-12 school year.
Principals’ List:
• GRADE 12 — Katie Ashley, Teah Carnicom, Tyler Carstensen, Jimmy Digby, Alex Greene, Ariel Gresh, Taylor Grey, Nicole Hablitzel, Lindsey Keck, Andrew Leidheiser, Molly Mooney, Taylor Murphy, Jonathan Newton, Emily Ochs, Brandon Reeves, Renee Reinheimer, Chelsea Skinner, Sydney Smith, Kayla Solis, Anna-Lea Stalder, Brandon Stubblefield, Cassie Trent, Cole Trent and Brenna Weaver

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Naturally Speaking: Shipwrecks and Maritime Tales

Joe Lucente with Ohio Sea Grant will take you through the development of www.ohioshipwrecks.org — Shipwrecks and Maritime Tales of the Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail — at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15. The talk, exploring the background of this eco-tourism opportunity, is part of the Naturally Speaking series at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.
The goal of the website is to make the visitor aware of the rich maritime history which lies beneath the surface of Ohio's Lake Erie. The mysteries and history associated with each shipwreck reveals the role it played in the development of Ohio and our nation.

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PCMS announces Teacher of the Trimester

Kurt Heilmann (back row) is surrounded by his students, along with Patrick Adkins, superintendent of schools, after being named Port Clinton Middle School Teacher of the Trimester.The Teacher of the Trimester program was developed at Port Clinton Middle School to allow students the opportunity to offer positive feedback to teachers who have made an impact on their lives. The second Teacher of the Trimester is Kurt Heilmann, Fleet 8 Social Studies.

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Terrific Kids — March

In cooperation with the Port Clinton Kiwanis Club, Port Clinton City Schools recognizes outstanding elementary students as “Terrific Kids.” The following have been honored as Terrific Kids in March 2012:

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Money Smart Week @ Ida Rupp

After a successful first year in 2011, with libraries in more than 30 states participating, the American Library Association is again partnering with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for Money Smart Week @ Your Library in 2012.

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Barbecue benefits Relay for Life

Tickets are now available for a chicken barbecue on Sunday, April 22, at the Community Market VFW hall in Oak Harbor.
The $8 meal includes a half chicken with baked potato, vegetable, roll and butter prepared by Grandma's Backyard BBQ.  
Service begins at 11 a.m. and lasts until sold out or 1:30 p.m. Some meals will be available at the door for purchase, but very few.  
Advance tickets can be purchased from any member of an Ottawa County Relay for Life team or call Grandma herself, Diane Thomas at 419-734-7471.
Relay teams are reminded to bring several dozen baked cookies to the hall before 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 22. 

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Health screening coming up in Port Clinton

Area residents are invited to participate in a Complete Metabolic Profile Screening from 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the office of Jessica Crow, DO, family practice physician, 3960 Harbor Light Landing, Port Clinton.
Screenings include:
• Complete Blood Count with Metabolic and Lipid Panel (no eating or drinking for 12 hours — water allowed — includes liver and kidney function studies, fasting blood sugar, thyroid, cholesterol, HDL/LDL and triglyceride levels along with a complete blood count.) — $45
• Hemoglobin A1C — $25
• PSA — $30
Cash or check only. Pre-registration is required for the labwork. To register, call 419-557-7840. 

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