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Programs for babies and toddlers at Ida Rupp

The Ida Rupp Public Library is running a Babies and Books program Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. The program is 20-25 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes intended for children ages 6-23 months accompanied by their caregiver. Play and social time will follow for those who participate in the program.

The dates of the program are September 17 and 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; and November 5.

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Women Pilots Come to Aviation Museum

Flying to Carl Keller Field for the 21st year, the September 21 meeting of the All-Ohio Ninety-Nines, International Organization of Women Pilots, will be held this year at the Liberty Aviation Museum.  For many years the group celebrated with the Gypsum Reunion at the hangar.  

Pilots and spouses, who are called 49 ½’s, will fly or drive to Port Clinton for a business meeting to hear information on the airport presented by Stan Gebhardt, to visit the museum and eat at the diner.

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Additional funding to improve Ohio’s water quality

Ohio will receive $7.4 million in federal grants to continue successful water quality initiatives already underway and reduce harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Lake Erie.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) recently announced the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding after a meeting between U.S. EPA leaders and the Directors of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) and Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA).

“Ohio truly appreciates the financial commitment and our partnership with U.S. EPA,” said ODNR Director James Zehringer. “When we met, we emphasized the positive impacts our efforts are having, and this funding will allow us to enhance our programs and make positive steps toward a healthier lake.”

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Perfect Color Hair & Tan welcomes new stylist

Perfect Color Hair & Tan would like to welcome Danielle Tetzloff-Ransom to their team.  Danielle has been a licensed cosmetologist for 12 years, working in the Port Clinton area for many of those years.  She has experience as a salon manager, platform artist and instructor in the cosmetology industry.  Danielle has used her experience as a platform artist to become an expert hair color specialist.  She also is available for most nail services, formal hairstyling and make up artistry.  

To schedule your appointment with Danielle please call Perfect Color at 419-732-825.  Also like us on Facebook for our on line scheduling application.

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Appliance and scrap metal collection

On Saturday, September 20 the OSS Solid Waste District will be sponsoring the Appliance Collection in Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca Counties. District residents can bring their old appliances and scrap metal for recycling from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.  Materials from businesses will NOT be accepted.  The event will take place in Ottawa County at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds, West St. Rt. 163, Oak Harbor.

Items accepted include washing machines, dryers, ovens, stoves, hot water heaters, refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, dehumidifiers, furnaces, air conditioners, water fountains, etc.  Items made of steel, such as grills, lawn mowers, and propane tanks will also be accepted.  WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING TELEVISIONS, COMPUTERS OR ELECTRONICS AT THIS COLLECTION.  This collection is FREE to all District residents and appliances with CFC’s (Freon) will be accepted.   All of these items will be taken to a scrap metal yard.

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Bay Point Resort and Marina:  Growing for the fun of it!

Anyone who has driven “around the horn” of the Marblehead peninsula has to be amazed at the number of construction vehicles they have seen entering Bay Point Resort and Marina.  “It’s due to our continued growth,” says Chris Malfara, Bay Point’s General Manager, adding “We’re now a full service resort and real estate development.  It’s really a fun place.  The Members love it.”

Bay Point has re-invented itself, adding several resort amenities along with one of the most successful real estate developments in the Midwest.  Since 2008, total real estate sales have been in excess of $30 million dollars (land only) in the four distinct residential neighborhoods in Bay Point.  The neighborhoods: Bay Point Shores (33 lakefront lots), Sunset Cove (16 bayfront lots), and the newest neighborhood called The Reserve at Bay Point (10 lakefront lots), have all been met in the market with great enthusiasm.  All of the residential lots have been sold in these neighborhoods except for six remaining lots in The Reserve, which was only platted in July of this year.  The fourth neighborhood is Sunset Cove Villas, a condominium development with its focus on Cape Cod style villas.  Three villa sites remain available in the current phase, with twenty villas being sold in the last three years. 

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Fall Developmental Soccer League Forming

The RAYOS Soccer Academy will be starting its Developmental League Fall Season on Saturday, September 13, with sign-ups and a clinic at Dorn Park (699 Bardshar Rd in Sandusky). The season will run from September 13-October 11. 

RAYOS Soccer Academy leads the area in soccer training; they focus on the individual player and their growth in the game of soccer.  The league follows the same principals as the academy and uses the curriculum of RAYOS Soccer. Children of all skill level and ability are encouraged to participate. All Port Clinton players will meet on Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m. at the Port Clinton High school soccer  field for instructional play and then again on Saturday mornings at Dorn Park.

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OSWCD fall fish sale

Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District announces its fall fish sale.  Area Pond owners have the opportunity to stock their pond with fish through this convenient and low-cost program until Friday, September 26.  The fish are supplied by Fender’s Fish Hatchery, Baltic, Ohio.  Their tank truck, with aerator, will distribute the ordered fish on Thursday, October 2, in the afternoon.   Fish available are:  Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Fathead Minnows, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Redear Sunfish and White Amur.

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Are these the dog days of summer?

I don’t know about you, but I can’t tell if it’s still summer or the start of an early fall around here. There have been some mornings where we were headed out on the lake at sunrise and the morning air was chilly, and the sky had that cold crisp look to it that you often see in the fall. Normally, our attire would be shorts and a t-shirt with the hope that it wouldn’t get too hot out. But, lately, we’ve donned our pants and jackets over our shorts hoping it got warm enough later in the morning to take off our outer layers.

Along with this confusion on how to dress for the weather, is the confusion on how to approach the fishing. I have only been fishing for perch since my return from my dream vacation, so like many of you, I can only read about the walleye fishing, or talk to friends who have been walleye fishing.

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