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.



Ohio Supreme Court Justices visit CIC

The Ottawa County Republican Women held a special reception for a pair of Ohio Supreme Court Justices who are running for re-election this November last Thursday evening at Catawba Island Club. It was a Judge's gathering along the lakefront. Pictured here are: Justice Sharon Kennedy, Ottawa County Republican Chairman Carolyn Adams, Ottawa County Common Pleas Court Judge Bruce Winters, Candidate for County Auditor Roni Reid, Justice Judy French (former legal counsel for Governor Robert Taft) and Ottawa County Municipal Court Judge Fritz Hany.


Don’t let blood sucking vampire black flies ruin your fun

The walleye fishing on Lake Erie’s Western Basin is still going strong with reports of people still catching easy limits on the west side of the islands. Nothing has really changed in how they are catching them, so if you want to drift cast by tempting them with “Weapons”, troll for them using spoons behind Jet Divers and Dipsies, crawler harnesses behind inline weights, or even crankbaits; everything is still working.


B-C-S Schools “Coffee Connections” to feature new OHHS principal

Treasurer Tim Coffman and Superintendent Guy Parmigian introduced "Coffee Connections" to the citizens of Benton-Carroll-Salem School District as a new and informal opportunity for citizens to introduce themselves, chat, ask questions, and learn more about the B-C-S school system and where we are heading. There is no cost to attend, and no reservations are necessary. Bring yourself (and friend/s if you would like), get your favorite beverage, and pull up a chair for some good conversation with the leaders of B-C-S. 

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