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Lakeside Chautauqua’s Spring Cleanup Day a true community effort

Lakeside Chautauqua welcomed springtime’s beautiful weather and returning families on April 26 for the ninth Annual Spring Cleanup Day. More than 65 volunteers of all ages dedicated their time and efforts to help beautify Lakeside.

Volunteers completed a variety of Lakeside improvement projects, including: gardening throughout the campus and Herb Garden; upkeep at Chautauqua Park, miniature golf course, Grindley Playground, lakefront and nature/walking trail; cleaning at Hoover Auditorium and Bradley Temple; preparation of the gates and Welcome Center; and other cleanup projects around the Administration Office.

Lakeside would like to thank the many volunteers who dedicated more than 260 hours to make Spring Cleanup Day a success. View pictures of this annual event on the Lakeside Chautauqua Facebook page at facebook.com/lakesideohio.

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5K Run/Walk at East Harbor June 7

The tenth annual Friends Run will be held at East Harbor State Park in Marblehead on Saturday, June 7. The run/walk is sponsored by the Friends of East Harbor and is an annual fund raising event for the park. 

The course is fast and flat, excellent for first timers and families, as well as for seasoned runners. 

Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the run begins at 9 a.m. Early registration must be postmarked by May 26. Race forms are available at the East Harbor Camp Store, at firelandsarearunners.org or at Jody Did It in Marblehead, or by calling Jody at 419.656.7144.

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Graduate professional development credit available for Lakeside Chautauqua programming

Lakeside Chautauqua is pleased to announce a pilot program to offer professional development graduate credit based on participation in educational and cultural arts programs at Lakeside each week this summer.

This opportunity is designed for educators needing to renew teaching licenses and/or gain professional development credit, which will be issued through Lake Erie College.

Nine separate courses (one per week) will be offered, each providing one semester of graduate credit (pass/fail). Participants can register for one to nine credits. The cost is $180 per credit.

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Marine Mechanics program graduates five

Marine Mechanics, from left, back row: Jeffry Huebner of Sandusky, Larry Musgrove of Sandusky, Trevor Koeberlein of Toledo; kneeling: James Taylor of Port Clinton and Christopher Zibert of Port Clinton.

Two Port Clinton residents, two Sandusky residents and one from Toledo were among the five area residents who received their certification as marine mechanics at the graduation ceremony of the Skills for Life Marine Mechanics training program in Ottawa County recently.  

“This program was a tremendous help to me,” said Trevor Koeberlein, one of the graduates. “Because I am trained as an auto mechanic, I thought I knew it all. I thought that would give me an edge. I got a surprise.”

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Oak Harbor DECA places third in the world

 

Third place winners Jordyn Dunn, Brandon Schimming and Brenna Franck.

On May 1 eighteen Oak Harbor DECA members traveled to Atlanta, GA, to compete at the International Career Development Conference. Over 16,000 students from around the world competed in their respective events. The team of Jordyn Dunn, Brenna Franck, and Brandon Schimming placed third in the Financial Literacy Promotion Event. Each of the team members also won a $2,000 scholarship from H&R Block, who sponsored this event.

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Fred Norton’s family attends Ohio Military Hall of Fame ceremony

Family of inductee First Lt. Fred W. Norton are (L to R): Rolland Wahlers, Ed Lynch, Tom Lynch and Jim Lynch.

On Friday, May 2, the fifteenth annual ceremony for the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor was held in the Atrium of the Ohio Statehouse. Marblehead resident Fred Norton was inducted for his actions during World War I. The legacy of Norton has been kept alive by his family, who love to share his story of sacrifice and achievement. They were proud to attend the ceremony.

Norton’s spectacular record was not limited to his service in the Air Force; it also was apparent at his time at the Ohio State University.

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Art Walk returns to Historic Downtown Port Clinton

A vendor from a 2013 art walk.

One of Port Clinton’s newest, fun traditions is back. Beginning May 22, Art Walk, the free family-friendly downtown art celebration, will be held the fourth Thursday of each month from 5-8 p.m.

In 2013 the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council (GPCAAC), Historic Downtown Port Clinton, art galleries and venues united to form Art Walk as a means of promoting both art and downtown businesses. Once a month, a growing crowd gathered to browse art in the galleries and businesses and on the sidewalks, stroll from store to store, grab a bite to eat in one of the restaurants, and listen to live music.

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Walleye Walk & 5K Run 2014

Help support victims of domestic violence and our local youth on Sunday, May 25.  Run or walk through the streets of Port Clinton raising money for Ruth Ann’s House and the Port Clinton Recreation Department by participating in the annual Walleye Walk & 5K Run.  Entry fee is $20 if registered by May 23 and $25 on race day.  T-shirts will be given to all who pre-register and while supplies last on race day.  

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Port Clinton City Schools refinance bonds, save money

The Port Clinton City School District is pleased to announce that its recent bond refinancing efforts will save district taxpayers in excess of $1 million in future debt service costs. 

In its original financing of the construction and renovation costs for Bataan Memorial, Port Clinton Middle School, and Port Clinton High School, the District utilized Build America Bonds (BABs). BABs were made available as part of the Recovery Act of 2009, and were intended to help lower borrowing costs on public capital projects. Congress and the Obama Administration encouraged public entities to use BABs to pursue needed capital projects, promising that the U.S. Treasury would pay a direct subsidy of 35% of the interest costs to the bond issuer.

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Magruder Hospital receives Gold Seal of Approval

Magruder has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes Magruder’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. 

Magruder underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in February. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated Magruder for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management. 

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