Liberty Aviation Museum to host Final Reunion

TBM gunner Del Vernon with his Avenger, 1944.

Del Vernon with Charlie Cartledge’s restored Avenger, August, 2013.

70 Years ago young men from “America’s Greatest Generation” strapped themselves into aircraft and fought and died for principles they believed in. These men, who were often too young to vote or legally drink, are now in their late 80’s and 90’s. The time to hear their incredible stories and to say thank you is running out.


Lakeside's Fourth of July celebration

Lakeside Chautauqua’s Fourth of July celebration begins at 10 a.m. with the Children’s Bike Parade in Perry Park. Participants of all ages should arrive early with an already-decorated bike. Due to a worldwide helium shortage, balloons will not be distributed for bikes this year.


Ribbon cutting held for 1 year anniversary of Unique

Pictured left to right: Tom Johnson, PC Chamber Ambassador; Dana Bacak-Lynd, Main Street PC Board Member; Brad Hickman, PC Chamber Ambassador; Mayor Vince Leone; Jerry Tarolli, PC City Council; Laura Schlachter, PC Chamber and Main Street; Lisa Sarty, PC City Council; Doug Coppeler, Owner; Debbie Coppeler, Owner; Jean Carris, PC Chamber Ambassador; Tracey Elson, PC Chamber Ambassador; Missy Walker, Main Street PC Board Member; and Lori Madison, Main Street PC Board Member.

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Port Clinton held a ribbon cutting for Unique to celebrate their 1 year anniversary on Tuesday, June 17.  Representatives from the City of Port Clinton, Main Street Port Clinton, and the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce congratulated Doug and Debbie Coppeler and wished them many more years of success!


Quartermania at Marblehead VFW

The Marblehead Ladies VFW Aux. is holding a fun, fundraising event on Sunday, Juny 29. Quartermania is a unique way to have lots of fun and win wonderful prizes. The auction begins at 1 p.m. and the enterance fee is $5 which includes one paddle. Vendors include Miche Purses, 31 Bags, Origami Owl, Scentsy and A Simple. 

Doors open at noon with lunch available. For more information, call Deb Garrard at 419-304-6184.


Pyrate Fest invades Put-in-Bay

Caption: Nicole DeFreitas, Ty Winchester and Felipe Sanchez all worked hard, together, to help make this event a success.

This year the sixth annual Pyrate Fest took place on Put-in-Bay June 20-23. 60 historical re-enactors from six states participated in the events. The festival kicks off starting with an invasion of pirates led by Pyrate King Mad Dog and his ruthless crew. There are many festivities over the weekend, even a Pyrate Costume Contest with a dream vacation prize.


Providence Care Centers completes renovations

Dr. Richard Keller, Jane Windisch, Wendy Dolyk, and Dr. Darren Dunting at the Memory Care open house.

Providence Care Centers held an open house recently to announce the completion of a $900,000 rejuvenation of the Memory Care portion of the multi-service campus. The project took nearly four months to complete and the many upgrades include the addition of a theatre, a coffee shop (stocked with Starbucks coffee and Toft’s ice cream), a boardwalk area, modernization of the dining areas and freshly wallpapered and carpeted resident living suites. The main area also has a library and a beauty shop.


Eagle Tours at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge will be offering a back roads bus tour to enjoy our national icon. Seating is limited and you must make a reservation by calling the Visitor Center at (419) 898-0014.  Busses will leave from the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center parking lot June 25 and July 5 at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and trips will last about 2.5 hours.  Refuge volunteers will be driving the bus and will gladly interpret refuge management and your wildlife experience during the tour.


Beyond the gavel w/ Judge Winters

Judge Bruce Winters guides his judiciary with great conscientiousness. The same holds true with his many pursuits outside the court room, and one in particular, bee keeping, an extremely important and necessary endeavor.


Swingsters to Perform at East Harbor State Park

East Harbor State Park will be featuring their Friday Night Musicfest, Friday, June 27, from 6:30-9 p.m. in front of the East Harbor State Park Camp Store.

East Harbor will be presenting The Swingsters from the Toledo and Oregon area. When listening to The Swingsters, listeners are transported to a time of the Glen Miller Orchestra or the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.

This 25 piece orchestra includes vocalists, a full contingent of horns, including sousaphones, clarinets, flutes and it is required for them to have the baritone horn, which makes them more of a Big Band Orchestra.

Join us for this great free entertainment. Donations to the band will be gratefully accepted. Bring a lawn chair and your dancing shoes. This concert is open to the public and there is plenty of parking. Pizza, snacks and hand-dipped Toft’s ice cream will be available for purchase in the Camp Store. 


White pelicans spotted at East Harbor

Photo by Barbara Radebaugh

White pelicans were found passing through our area last week and were spotted at East Harbor State Park. In breeding season, American white pelicans are found mostly inland, nesting on isolated islands in lakes and feeding on shallow lakes, rivers and marshes. Migrating flocks of pelicans rest on lakes and rivers along the way to estuaries and larger lakes in warmer climates.


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