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Healthy Lake Erie Fund signed into law

Rep. Randy Gardner’s efforts to fight Lake Erie algae problems received a major boost Monday when Gov. John Kasich signed legislation that includes Gardner’s $3 million Healthy Lake Erie Fund.
“I’m pleased to have Governor Kasich’s support for the Healthy Lake Erie Fund, and to have bipartisan backing to begin to attack this environmental and economic challenge facing our region,” Gardner said. 
There has been growing concern by travel and tourism-related businesses that the worsening algae problem in Lake Erie is impacting the region’s economy and forcing higher unemployment.   

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Artists’ Club offers day trip, watercolor class

The Port Clinton Artists’ Club is offering two upcoming opportunities for art growth and education.
The first is a trip to Kelleys Island to visit the Charles Herndon Gallery. Charles Herndon is an accomplished artist who grew up in the Cleveland area. He has a bachelor of fine art degree in sculpture from The Cleveland Institute of Art, a bachelor of art degree in art history from Case Western Reserve University and a master of fine art in sculpture from Syracuse University. Nestled around his Kelleys Island home are two studios, two galleries and a 10-acre sculpture garden. This trip will be on Saturday, June 16. The cost is $35 per person, which includes transportation to and from Kelleys Island. Contact Helen Arnold for information at 419-341-1980.

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UnLaBeLeD performs at Riverfront Live!

This Friday, the audience at Riverfront Live! will welcome UnLaBeLeD at 6:30 p.m. under the canopy at North Jefferson Street.
UnLaBeLeD is an alternative/punk band from Marblehead. David Gast and Corbin Rickard on guitar and brothers Matt Pusateri (drums) and Ben Pusateri (vocals) combined their talents to start the band in November 2011. After their first live performance in January 2012, Cooper Eller (bass) joined the group to fill out the lineup.
The band has since played for several occasions and at many venues in Northwest Ohio, as well as competing in local Battle of the Bands competitions. Recently, they were voted into the Ohio Bike Week Battle of the Bands. At the end of the battle, UnLaBeLeD was crowned as the fan vote winner, which secured them the opportunity to open for 7Mary3.

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