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GPCAAC Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday, June 14

The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council (GPCAAC) Arts & Crafts Festival returns Saturday, June 14, for its 21st year in a new location, Port Clinton’s Lakeview Park, with the same mix of art, crafts and children’s activities that has delighted festival goers for two decades. The festival is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy a summer day browsing among artfully crafted offerings including jewellery, woodworking, photography, paintings, upcycled art, metal garden art, handcrafted soaps and pottery from more than 50 artists.

Children can create art from recycled materials and their own play adventures through special activities.

And when you’re ready to nosh, satisfy your cravings with savoury perch, hot dogs, burgers, smoothies and German roasted nuts from food vendors.

“Both artists and the public look forward to the GPCAAC Arts & Crafts Festival because it offers something for everyone,” said GPCAAC President Carol Morgan. “When you add the pleasant ambiance of Lakeview Park, it’s just about a perfect outing.”

Find out more about the GPCAAC’s upcoming activities and its ongoing mission to promote arts in the area at www.PortClintonArts.org.

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Country Gentlemen expands to offer CG Nail Bar

The inside of CG Nail Bar taken on the day of their grand opening, Thursday, June 5.

Debbie Tester, owner of Country Gentlemen Barber Shop and Beauty Salon, decided to expand her business at 228 E. Second Street, Port Clinton, to include a shop next door, CG Nail Bar. “I wanted to expand the business to accommodate my customers,” said Tester. “Why go to Sandusky to get your nails done, when you can stay right here in Port Clinton?”

CG Nail Bar does manicures, gel polish, polish change, gel removal, designs and men’s manicures. They also have a great pedicure selection. For pedicure services, CG Nail Bar has massage chairs where the client can sit and relax while they get their work done. There is also a garden located in the back of the salon where clients can relax while they wait or after their service.

For more information about CG Nail bar, contact manager Jennifer Majoy at 419-734-2111 or visit them at 226 E. Second Street located next to Country Gentlemen.

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Grant for $2.34 million awarded to downtown Port Clinton

Port Clinton Mayor Vince Leone and Ohio Senator Randy Gardner shake hands at the ODOT press conference.

During a press conference held by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Wednesday, June 11, at 11 a.m., it was announced that Port Clinton had received a Small Cities Grant worth $2.34 million that will go to the upgrade and improvement of the downtown.

The grant enables the City to perform the following upgrades and improvements:

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