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Ring the bell for ‘Christmas in July’

The Salvation Army needs volunteers to ring the bell for the Christmas in July Red Kettle event from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 27-29. There will be three kettle sites set up with volunteers needed at each site: Community Market in Port Clinton, Kroger and The Jet Express. All proceeds will go The Port Clinton Salvation Army’s current programs.
If you are interested in ringing the bell or would like to make a donation, contact Director Maureen Saponari at 419-732-2769, 1854 E. Perry St., Suite 800, Port Clinton.

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Locals among top performers in Mills Trophy Race

We had a lot of local folks as well as folks with local ties perform well in last weekend’s Mills Trophy Yacht Race. Jim Fredericks and his crew got first place in the multi hull class sailing Big Storm. My nephew Chip Schaffner was tactician aboard the J-122 First Tracks took first in class and second overall on the long course —72 miles. Dave Caracci of Catawba sailed his 24-foot Cracker Jack to first place in JAM D. Also Rob Kyle, a member of Port Clinton Yacht Club, sailed Sally Jo to second place in his class.

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'War is imminent' at Put-in-Bay

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial will host a “Mock Redeclaration of War” at 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, to kick off the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. The Memorial is also hosting a series of free activities highlighting this important historic anniversary, said Memorial Superintendent Blanca Alvarez Stransky.
On June 18, 1812, “an act declaring war between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Dependencies thereof and the United States of America and Their Territories” was approved by the Senate and the House of Representative of the United States of America.   “With the assistance of modern technology, on Monday, June 18, 2012, we will conduct a ‘mock redeclaration of war’ between our sister park, Signal Hill National Historic Site in Newfoundland, Canada, and Perry’s Victory marking the 200th Anniversary of the start of the War of 1812,” said Stransky.

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