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On the Cover… Howell Orchards, Catawba Island AJE

3… Letter from the Press 4… Memories 6… A Bear’s Tale 8… Police Beat 10… Township News

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

12… Fire Department

Catawba Island Township: Police, Non-emergency 419-797-2422 Fire, Non-emergency 419-797-2424 Trustees & Clerks - 419-797-4131 Zoning Office - 419-797-4131 Maintenance - 419-797-2460

13… The Arts 14… Restaurants & Entertainment 15… Real Estate 18… Around Town 20… Horoscopes 21… Classifieds on page

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Ottawa County: Sheriff - 419-734-4404 Commissioners - 419-734-6790 Auditor - 419-734-6740 Treasurer - 419-734-6750 Building Dept.- 419-734-6767 Prosecutor - 419-734-6845 Recycling - 419-734-6783 Dog Warden - 419-898-1368 Emergency Mgmt - 419-734-6900 Regional Planning - 419-734-6780 Engineer - 419-734-6777 Schools: Board of Education - 419-732-2102 Bataan Elementary 419-734-2815 Middle School - 419-734-4448 High School - 419-734-2147 Bus Garage 419-734-1516 Immaculate Conception School 419-734-3315 Utilities: Sanitary Engineer- 419-734-6725 Time Warner Cable - 888-6831000 Ohio Edison - 800-633-4766 Verizon - 800-555-4833 Columbia Gas - 800-344-4077 Other Numbers: Magruder Hospital - 419-734-3131 Post Office - 419-732-3322 Visitors Bureau - 419-734-4386 Chamber of Commerce 419-734-4386 ∞


September, 2010 Dear Friends, It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to an end! We had yet another awesome season on Catawba Island filled with fun memories and look forward to all the excitement autumn has to bring…. As with the tourists this time of year, our advertisers too become fewer. Our advertisements are not just a way for businesses to promote themselves but more so a way for them to show support of our community publication. And our little magazine can not continue without this ongoing support! Please be sure to thank those who currently advertise with us by supporting their business and ask those who don’t advertise in CI Magazine to give us a call. Ads are now as low as $25… ATTENTION SNOW BIRDS: Due to popular demand, we now offer 6 month subscriptions! See the order form below for more information. We have a fun issue for you this month with an eclectic mix of memories of island places and adventures. Our feature story on the following page is by artist, Pat Bristley who shares how she captures her memories. Local sign maker and singer, Jerry Davenport, shares a Bear’s Tale with us on page 6. Local photographer, George Krejci, shares his perspective of a new restaurant on page 14. Local artist, Rosemary Schramm, discusses how to paint a mural in The Arts section. As usual, we have an exciting Police Beat, an update from the Fire Chief, Township News and so much more! Thanks for reading! See you around town.

Andrea J. Elliott

Publisher and Photographer, Catawba Island Press P.S. - Save the date! Christmas on Catawba is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, December 11. For more information, see page 18. Background: Sleepy shore of Pebble Beach, Catawba Island AJE

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had a difficult time the dog back down the ladder from the top. I sometimes rocked on the porch at Rock Ledge Inn on Catawba Island while my grandmother talked to friends that spent time at the inn every summer. I have painted both the lighthouse and the inn.

Memories of Ottawa County by Pat Bristley I often do paintings of places in Ot-

tawa County that bring back happy memories. I first climbed Marblehead Lighthouse at age six. A Great Dane followed us, and the keeper

Put-In-Bay, when I was young, had a carousal that played „Poets and Peasants.‟ The taxis were 1920s touring cars. My favorite house at Put-InBay is north of Perry‟s Monument. I call it „The Queen‟s House‟ because it has a wrought iron widow‟s walk that resembles a queen‟s tiara. I have painted that house and the monument. Bayshore Road on Marblehead Peninsula holds many memories. The first eagle‟s nest I ever saw was near that road. Also on that road was Bay Point. When first visited, we walked along a railroad track to reach the beach because Bay Point was not yet developed. The water was so clear then that we could see our toes on the bottom of Lake Erie. Baron Molotor‟s mansion, which is now gone, was nearby. When I was young it was an abandoned building. Once we entered it through an open window, and were amazed at the beautiful fireplaces, wall murals and the three-story walnut stairway and banister. I have painted bald eagles and the mansion. I attended Plymouth Shore Camp for Girls for seven weeks each summer CONTINUED on NEXT PAGE

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On Previous page: Pebble Beach (top) and Kids on the Beach (below), This page above: Scenic Rock Ledge Inn; all watercolor paintings by Pat Bristley.

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from 1936 through 1947. My greataunt owned the camp. It, too, was on Bayshore Road. I plan to paint several pictures of the camp and one of the woods-covered cliff beside Bayshore Road, with horseback riders riding along the cliff, where we rode while at camp. The beach at East Harbor State Park had an abandoned bathhouse on it, when first visited. We took an old chug boat across East Harbor to get to the beach. I have done a painting of a great blue heron in East Harbor. While staying at Gem and Terrace Beach on Catawba Island from 1943 through 1948, friends and I often walked through Catawba Cliffs. I also went there with Catawba friends to explore a cave, whose opening has now been sealed, or to swim. Several spots in „the Cliffs‟ have been painted, as have buildings at Gem and Terrace Beach. I will continue to paint scenes of remembered places in Ottawa County. ∞

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A Bear’s Tale Submitted by Jerry M. Davenport I was walking my dog, Hercules on the old family farm on Catawba one morning just before daylight. They call it walking the dog, but in all actuality he was pulling me. He was running, full bore, nose to the ground and I felt like I was flying behind him. Suddenly, right there in front of us was the blurry image of a huge brown bear! At first the bear didn't see us. He too had his nose to the ground and was rooting and foraging as bears do. We startled him and be-

fore I could turn and run, he began his approach. We retreated slowly at first, but it wasn‟t long before we were once again running full bore, only in the opposite direction. By now, I‟m not sure who was pulling who! We cris-crossed some young poplar trees, ran through the dead brush from the freshly mowed fields, and up the ravine to the main road. Having picked up the pace and running fast as we could, I turned around to see if the bear was still behind us. Yes, in pursuit and chasing us like we were his breakfast. I knew that my only chance of survival was to get the attention of an oncoming vehicle and use that vehicle to scare him away. Where were all the vehicles? I expected that surely someone would be on their way to work by now or delivering the paper, a garbage truck, a policeman, someone! No one? The road was still, other than a man, a dog and a bear, gaining on them. I had heard that when being chased by a bear, the object is not to outrun the bear, but to outrun the person you are with. With a person, I may have had a chance but Hercules, he was way ahead! I had also heard on the news or in a movie that if you smack a bear on the nose, he will run away. So there I was running at full speed, twisting my torso around, trying to smack the bear on the nose while simultaneously searching the morning darkness for a vehicle of any kind to flag down. Is this the way it was all going to end? Being eaten by a bear? Was it time to wake up and smell the coffee? Coffee? I smell coffee! This was just a dream? Of course it was. Everyone knows there are no bears living on Catawba. ∞

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Catawba Island Township Police Department

Excerpts from the Call Summary for August, 2010 • 279 Incidents total August 3 Theft call. Female reported .75 carat diamond earrings missing from bedroom in late July. Bedroom patio sliding door was unlocked at the time. Report made.

August 6 County advised Police to check area of Come Sail Away condominiums. Several 911 calls received regarding funnel cloud sightings near Marina and Farrow Drive.

August 4 Assisted Northeast Ohio Bomb Squad with dynamite and blasting cap destruction.

August 7 Theft call received from Herlâ€&#x;s Harbor. Three wooden dog silhouettes missing from the area.

August 8 DUI. Female driving 62 mph in a 50 mph zone stopped near Wine Cellar and RT 53. Driver omitted strong odor of an intoxicating beverage, exhibited bloodshot eyes and performed poorly at field sobriety test. Driver arrested for OVI, refusal, and issued a speed warning. August 13 Border Patrol with canine unit at the point of Catawba confiscated two small bags of marijuana and sited subject with possession. August 14 A missing person call was received from Harbor Park Marina. A male subject was missing for over an hour, was reported to be highly intoxicated, and was last seen wearing a life jacket which was found on a nearby dock. CIVFD dive team and Sheriff called to assist in search. Meanwhile, call received of a suspicious, unconscious person on porch of residence on Edgewater Drive. Unconscious person revealed to be from an unrelated party next door. Missing person search continued until CIPD Chief located missing subject unconscious on porch of residence across the street on RT 53. August 15 Theft Call. Eddie Bauer baby bag with credit cards taken from bathroom at local winery. August 23 Call received from Islander Golf Course. Pro Shop attendant smelled the odor of gas. A grill in the kitchen was found with 3 gas knobs turned on. August 25 Theft calls received from two residences on Dorothy Drive. One was missing a glass ball CONTINUED on NEXT PAGE

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Cold Air funnel sited above Barnum Road in early August. Photo courtesy Lt. Gangway.

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lawn ornament and another missing a black egret lawn ornament. Call received from Gem Beach resident reporting cement, deer lawn ornament had been thrown through their cottage window. The deer lawn ornament was not their property. August 25 Vandalism complaint received from Utility Drive. A 2002 Silverado had soup and mustard poured over its windows. August 27 Trespassing complaint received from Catawba Point Association dock manager. An unauthorized boat was dropping passengers off at their boat ramp. Boat operator stated he didn't want his friends to have to pay for a ferry ride. August 28 DUI. Officer observed a tan Corvette heading northbound on RT 53 near Treasure Lane swerve into the southbound lane. Driver appeared to have planned to turn onto Mabel Road, missed the road entrance by 30 feet, and proceeded to drive down the embankment to reach the road. The vehicle was stopped, driver admitted to drinking and indicated he should not be driving. Driver tested .245 BAC and was arrested for DUI and charged with marked lanes violation. ∞

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Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees July 13, 2010 Meeting Minutes Motion to approve and pay the bills in the amount of $9,720.53. Ottawa County Auditorâ€&#x;s Office state of semi-annual apportionment of taxes made at the August settlement 2010, net distribution being $406,071.20.

Gary Mortus stated the Boy Scouts may use the Community Hall as it is a community organization and work out the scheduling process. Dan Barlow stated the pump house is installed and the roads in the Krempa Subdivision are completed. In talking with the Engineerâ€&#x;s Office, there will be no paving done around the buildings at this time due to a time factor.

Fall clean-up at the old fire station. AJE

William Rofkar made a motion to approve the estimate from Mullens Tree Service for $900.00 to remove the tree on Rock Ledge seconded by Matt Montowski. All voted aye. Dan Barlow stated a $50.00 deposit was put down on a grave site in 1998 and in the meantime between then and now there has been no final payment. This site has no deed and shows no ownership and shows being unsold on the cemetery program. The grave was then purchased and someone has been buried in the site. The person then came up to visit and saw someone was buried in the grave and she is upset, but realizes she did not follow up with the final payment. A solution will be reached. Gary Mortus made a motion that we contract with C.L. Deemer Roofing for a roofing project for the Administration Building in the amount of CONTINUED on NEXT PAGE

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$16,150.00 seconded by William Rofkar. William Rofkar, aye; Matt Montowski, aye; Gary Mortus, aye. John Gangway stated the new police software has been downloaded and the officers are in training with the new software. John is also in the process of putting specs together for new computers from Computer Resources with different options for DSL speeds and hardware. A letter was received from Attorney Richard Gillum objecting to Holiday Village‟s fish cleaning station and awaiting the Prosecutor‟s decision regarding this issue and requesting that the township accept this letter of Mr. Gutkoski‟s continuing objection to the fish cleaning station. Pat Cerny presented the paperwork for the minor deviation request from Catawba Bay. Matt Montowski made a motion to approve Catawba Bay‟s minor deviation to the P.U.D. with the attached plat map and drawings of the new ranch residence seconded by William Rofkar. All voted aye. Meeting adjourned. ∞

available at the Zoning Office at 4822 East Cemetery Road in the Administration Building. A complete copy of the Zoning Resolution can be purchased for a nominal fee at the zoning office. The zoning inspector is Pat Cerny and she can be contacted at 419-797-

4131 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the zoning office, or by e-mail: zoning@catawbaislandtownship.com ∞ Please note: Meeting minutes contained herewith are edited for space. The full version is available through the Township Administration.

Catawba Island Township Zoning Information Zoning was adopted in November of 1965 and is designed to “protect the health, safety, and welfare” of those living in the community. Most zoning regulations are a matter of common sense and help to make sure that people use their property in such a way that is not detrimental to those living in the same area or to the community as a whole. All construction, from fences and decks to homes and businesses require a zoning certificate which are

Got a clue where on Catawba this is? Time to go hunting around the island to see if you can find it! Send your best guess to catawbaislandpress@gmail.com along with your name or fill out this form or a copy and mail it to us at Catawba Island Press, 9841 State Road, North Royalton, Ohio 44133. Deadline is September 28, 2010. If you're correct we'll publish your name in October's issue along with the correct answer. Good Luck!

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Last month‟s photo taken of a fun mural at Schwann‟s Orchard…. Dr. Kevin & Kathy Kast, neighbors of the Schwanns, were the first to recognize this big peach. Others include; Cece Geremski, Nancy Herl, Renee Mulligan, John E. Young, Pam Reinert, Sam Lombardo, Nancy White, The Smiths and the numerous other folks who knew of this new landmark on NW Catawba Road. Can you guess this month‟s photo?

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Call Summary for August 2010 5 fire (4 alarms & 1 grass fire) 36 EMS calls (1 dive) = 41 total

September 2010 LETTER FROM THE CHIEF Our annual Monte Carlo Night sponsored by the Firemen‟s Association and Ladies Auxiliary was a great success! Thank you to all who supported this year‟s event. Those who

stopped by enjoyed excellent food, fun games and good fellowship. The proceeds from our fundraisers help pay for EMS equipment and supplies, which allows CIVFD to offer its services at no charge. Fall is fast approaching and with it

brings the start of the school year. We now see children waiting by the roadside for the school bus, or young drivers racing to class before the first bell. I would like to review school bus safety tips taken from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Laws exist to protect children while getting on and off of the bus and to protect you from tragedy. In Ohio, when a school bus is stopped to receive or discharge any school child, the operator of any vehicle must stop at least ten feet from the front or rear of the bus and shall not proceed until the school bus resumes motion or until signaled by the school bus driver to proceed. Younger children are more likely to be injured by a passing vehicle in the “danger zone” around a school bus. They are most likely to be hit because they are in a hurry to get off the bus and with little experience with traffic, they act before they think, they assume motorists will see them and will wait for them to cross, they frequently don‟t remain within the bus driver‟s sight, or they may drop something as they disembark and run into the path of a car or the bus to retrieve it. Please be cautious upon the approach of any school bus, and don‟t allow yourself to become frustrated with the frequent stops made. A few seconds in traffic behind a bus often rewards you with a friendly wave from a child. And, as daylight begins to dwindle later in the year, children will be waiting for the bus in the early morning twilight often very close to the edge of the road and passing traffic. Thank you for helping to keep Catawba Island children safe. John Gangway, Fire Chief

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Written by master painter Rosemary Schramm When creating a mural for someone, it is very important to discuss the scene they envision in their minds. Simplified or very detailed and refined sketches might be necessary depending on each individual client. Your experience as an artist will guide your steps of laying out the image onto the wall, which has been properly prepared with a fresh base coat of acrylic paint. You may blow up your drawings and transfer them, or create a simplified drawing to scale right on the wall with chalk or pencil. Depending on your skill level you can have an idea, and through the process, create as you go to add or subtract as you see fit. For me, I have a good idea of the elements I will use, but I always keep my mind open for the little extras that might just add that extra touch. I say; you are the artist, create the artwork the way you want to. There are no rules.

Recently I was asked to combine my artistic talent with another local artist/sign painter, Lester Reger. It was a challenge I decided to take. We both shared the project by picking the parts of the scene we wanted to paint. Through an “open mind” we utilized both of our skill levels to produce two murals at the new Shipwrecked Bar & Grill. I chose the sky, water, rocks and a ship. Lester painted the beach, trees, birds, and the other three ships. One of his ships is off of the lighted sign he created, which hangs out front and on the menu. -Rosemary Schramm

Each time I create a mural for someone, as I have painted many of various sizes, the satisfaction comes when your client is happy with your creation, the process adds to your skill, and your income! Since I have painted hundreds of boat names and signs with pictures by hand, the experience from that work has really paid off. Don‟t be intimidated by the job or you will not be able to paint it.

Just look at it as a smaller work and think big! ∞ Pictured above: Mural in main dining area at Shipwrecked Restaurant, Port Clinton. Below: Mural in progress in back room at Shipwrecked. AJE

Size is always a big issue. The largest I have painted is 20‟ wide with a 20‟ peak. Not an easy task especially if you do not have a lift available. Oh! Scaffolding and ladders may be the only solution. Plus you have the added difficulty of sight sizing your drawing. I use a caulk line for a land/ seascape horizon when necessary. I like lots of choices for brushes from soft to harder bristles for different effects. It all depends on the style you choose. Cartoon-like is much easier using pure color and lines. A painting style mural is much more work and should demand a larger profit for the extra time and skill it takes. I usually use acrylic paint, but I do not rule out oils.

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Shipwrecked, Port Clinton by George Krejci We waited for months, wondering what was going into the old Ponderosa building on Rt. 53 at Rt. 163 and at long last we can now enjoy the finished product – “Shipwrecked”. The wait proved worthwhile as we recently had a most enjoyable evening on a Monday “Margarita

Night”. This restaurant describes itself as Mediterranean and American food, the Mediterranean portion featuring Greek and Italian dishes. Upon entering we were amazed at the new appearance of the building. The décor is amazing. We were quickly seated and treated to an evening of absolutely first-class service by Chrissie. We started with an appetizer, stuffed grape leaves on a bed of rice. I ordered the lasagna, opting for a bowl of chicken lemon rice soup in lieu of a salad. Both the soup and the lasagna consisted of generous portions. In addition to the portion size and wonderful taste, I have to mention here something about “presentation”. It was obvious by the appearance of the lasagna that the chef took the extra time to finish the dish with a little garnish and garlic toast so nicely that it could be presented at the table with pride. When it was obvious that neither of us could finish our meal, our wonderful server informed me that they do have carryout bowls with lids if I wished to take home the soup. It was too good to leave! Although we did not finish our dinners, we shared a nice-sized Baklava for dessert and took most of that home, too. About the decor – first of all, if blue is your favorite color, this is the

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place for you. Everything is blue, walls, lighting, etc. The large mirrors and murals have completely transformed the interior. At one end is a dance floor and space for the entertainment. I won‟t describe everything here – you have to check it out yourself. If I had to find something negative, perhaps it would be the margaritas. They just didn‟t have the “kick” that I expected. We ordered our drinks frozen, and when finished there was still a lot of chunked ice in the glass. Perhaps next time I would order a beer. If I read the menu correctly, I counted 32 different kinds of beer under the draft portion. The following Friday we decided to try Shipwrecked again, to see if Monday‟s great food and service was the exception or the rule. This time we ordered spaghetti and the spinach pie. Again, the dinners were wonderful and our server, Stephanie, was excellent. We were treated to a wonderful evening of vocals, which the crowd thoroughly enjoyed. The entire package – food, service, décor, everything – shows that this is not just another restaurant but a place where you can enjoy a wonderful dining experience. ∞


Baron Caspar Molotor’s Mansion and Winery, Danbury Township By Pat Bristley This article was written in order to save a unique piece of Ottawa County history. It is about a mansion and winery in Danbury Township, Ohio that no longer exists. The structure was built between 1874 and 1880. It was on the northwest corner of Bayshore Road and Alexander Pike. It was situated on a rise, about 150 feet from Bayshore Road. The 1900 atlas showed vineyards surrounding the mansion. The property extended half way across the peninsula, where it joined land of the Kelleys Island Lime Company.

Owner

Property Address

Painting above and on following page of the Molotor Mansion and winery by Pat Bristley

The wine cellar, a one-story structure, was connected to the stone

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Seller

CHMIELOWIEC MARK

2431 NE CATAWBA RD

8/30/10

$

15,000 CLOUSE DENNIS

MOGG PEGGY L TRUSTEE

6092 POPLAR

8/23/10

$ 1,125,000 TERRY L M TRUSTEE

HOLLAND W & P M S&T

1859 NE CATAWBA

8/30/10

$

52,500 BUNGO TIMOTHY D

SWINDON PJ TRUSTEE

860 LOST LAKE

8/20/10

$

469,000 MUSGRAVE M P SR &

RHEA W & S

1171 N LOST LAKE

8/17/10

$

221,000 PERIDIA INC

ZAVAGNO DAVID

0 N CARRIAGE

8/10/10

$

RAYBUCK S R & D N S&T

2855 N CANTERBURY

8/13/10

$

233,545 CBC DVLOPMNT LLC

WINCHESTER EUGENE III

4410 BEACH CLUB(REAR)

8/30/10

$

298,000 SALAMONE J E

IGO WILLIAM M

0 SCHOOLHOUSE

8/18/10

$

35,000 TAYLOR WM

GERWIN DA & K D

4766 KARLITE

8/23/10

$

218,000 JONES K & D

MOORE JB & J C S&T

3712 KARWOOD

8/16/10

$

142,500 FOX S R & K E

RAMSOWER N A & E F S&T

1984 CONCORD

8/13/10

$

200,000 STANLEY FO & K D

BISHOP D A & GA N

5484 E CENTER

8/16/10

$

ERNST ALAN CHRIS

3090 SUNSET

8/31/10

$

24,500 C C BOAT HARBOR INC

55,000 SAYLES C H SC TRUSTEE 425,000 BATTLE J PORTER K

Information obtained from the Auditor’s website deemed reliable but not guaranteed accurate.

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in the 1900s. The baron was born in Prussia in 1829. By 1880, he was a widower. In 1880, Molotor‟s occupation was listed as “wine merchant”. An Ottawa County resident stated that he was not really a baron – he just liked to “put on airs”.

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The Baron Caspar Molotor mansion

was one of the most captivating structures on Marblehead Peninsula

The owner of the stone quarry in Marblehead acquired the mansion after Molotor‟s death. Under the new ownership, the mansion was sometimes rented out. I was told that some of the renters did not take care of the building, so it sat idle for many years. At one point, the cellar of the mansion was used to grow mushrooms. When I was 14 years old, my mother, sisters and I climbed through an open window in the rear of the empty building, and roamed through the place in wonder. The interior of the mansion was lovely. West of the central hall was a library, dining room and kitchen. There were double parlors east of the hall, with pocket doors between. Each parlor had a carved fireplace and a wall mural. One of the wall murals was of a vineyard. The other mural was of a castle. The back parlor had an alcove facing Alexander Pike. The walnut two-story stairway and hand-carved banister led to eight bedrooms on the second floor and one large room on the third floor. In 1961, I tried to buy the building. It was not for sale because quarry officials planned to extend the quarry to the land on which the mansion stood. In 1962, I completed an oil painting of the mansion; and then yet another in 2009. The mansion and winery were torn down sometime after 1962. The murals, fireplaces and walnut staircase were offered for sale at the time. Although it is no longer there, that lost mansion still captivates me. ∞

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Christmas on Catawba Save the Date! Christmas on Catawba is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, December 11th and will

feature local artists and high-end crafters exhibiting and selling their wares. There will also be entertainment, food and pet photos with Santa Claus! Proceeds will benefit the Hu-

mane Society of Ottawa County. Vender space is limited and by invitation only. Artists and crafters interested in consideration can email catawbaislandpress@gmail.com. ∞ Make Learing Merry The Merry-Go-Round Museum will be offering “Make Learning Merry” education programs for adults to create multiple crafts in preparation for the Christmas holiday. Classes will be held on Thursday mornings, 10:00 am – noon in the museum‟s classroom. Registration is required at least one week in advance of the class. “Make Learning Merry” classes may be canceled if minimum number of participants isn‟t reached. Phone the museum at 419-626-6111 to register. Sept. 30, 2010 join Jeannie Brown as she teaches “Papercrafting.” Students will create both a gift basket and a bag, perfect for any holiday. The cost is $ 15 and supplies and patterns are included. On Oct. 14, 2010, Instructor, Mary Kay Huneke will teach an “Introduction to Counted Cross Stitching.” Pattern and all materials included, students will need to provide their own scissors. The cost is $18.00, with a maximum of 10 students. This class will fill quickly, please make reservations early. Then on Oct. 28, 2010 discover “Digital Photo Storage” and create a Mini Album/CD Storage for just $12.00 a person. Students will need scrapbooking tape, scissors, photo CD with 4 – 8 of their personal photos printed out. Instructor Gabrielle Beck will supply the remainder of materials needed. The second session of “Papercrafting” will focus on making a Christmas Card Holder on Nov. 4, 2010. Taught by Jeannie Brown, the cost will be $18, with supplies and a CONTINUED on NEXT PAGE

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pattern included. The final offering will be on Nov. 18, 2010 “Floral Arranging.” Create a Christmas silk wreath for either yourself or as a gift. The cost is $20, and includes silk wreath, ribbon, ornaments. Students may bring additional ornamentation for this class taught by Judy Corso. ∞ Lake Erie Watercolors Exhibit Now through Nov 28, 2010 Mon - Fri: 8:30 am - 7 pm; Sat: 9 am - 7 pm; Sun 10 am - 6 pm Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center - West, 770 SE Catawba Rd. (SR 53), Port Clinton Jim Siemer is an artist from Columbus, Ohio whose family built a cottage on Middle Bass Island in 1983 and Jim was inspired by the beauty of the Lake Erie area to begin painting watercolors. Jim believes that Ohio is one of the most beautiful states in our nation and over the last 20 years he has painted numerous watercolors capturing Ohio's splendor. Prints of Jim's Lake Erie watercolors are available in Lake Erie area gift shops and galleries on Middle Bass Island, Port Clinton, Put-inBay, Catawba Island, Marblehead and Vermilion. Jim recently launched a website called LakeErieArt.com where it is possible to order his art online. ∞ Port Clinton Area Harvest Festival Sep 24, 2010 - Sep 26, 2010 Fri: 5pm-11pm, Sat: 9am-11:30pm, Sun: 8am-5pm Madison St., Downtown Port Clinton Harvest Festival, the Party for the People by the People. Great food and entertainment in the beer tent on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Craft vendors featured on the street and of course the ever popular fruits & vegetables grown locally. The festival is held the last full weekend in September. So lots of locals will return to meet up with old friends and visit the festival for some fun. 419.732.3571 djbecker@cros.net ∞

Sandusky State Theatre Opening Night Sep 25, 2010 at 8 pm Back by popular demand, awardwinning Antonio Pompa-Baldi will perform the emotionally riveting Brahms 2nd Piano Concerto on a 9foot Steinway. Prokofiev's colorful Lieutenant Kije Suite and Gershwin's upbeat Overture to Girl Crazy will get toes tapping. 419 621.4800 www.firelandssymphony.com ∞ Woollybear Festival Sep 26, 2010 from 9 am - 6 pm Victory Park, Vermilion

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The Woollybear Festival is the largest one day festival in the State of Ohio. Fox 8 Meteorologist Dick Goddard wants you to be a part of the fun as the annual Woollybear Parade & Festival takes over Vermilion and reaches over 100,000 in attendance. The day begins with the World's Greatest Kids Race, Woollybear 500 Caterpillar race, King & Queen Woollybear contest, Woollybear pet look-a-like contest, food, crafts, live entertainment and The Wonderful, Wacky Woollybear Parade. www.vermilionohio.com ∞

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By Starr Virgo “Virgin” August 23rd thru September 22nd During September you‟ll feel quite sociable. The warmth and island-peacefulness you generate now will

benefit you forever. Libra “Scales” September 23rd thru October 22nd You can achieve your goals this month. Concentration, self-discipline and focus are most important.

Scorpio “Scorpion” October 23rd thru November 21st You‟re moody & oversensitive in September, which could cause communication problems. Count to 3 before you react. Sagittarius “The Archer” November 22nd thru December 21st You have the “green light” this month! With your strong self-reliance and independent actions - The sky‟s the limit! Capricorn “The Mountain Goat” December 22nd thru January 19th The stars tell you to reach out to someone you‟ve had a long history with & who has been a very important part of your life. Time to reconnect. Aquarius “The Water Bearer” January 20th thru February 19th Anything is possible this month. You have the ability to break free from a confining situation and sweetly sail away. Pisces “Two Fishes” February 20th thru March 20th This is the month to use your discipline and self-control to conquer that task you‟ve been avoiding. Aries “The Ram” March 21st thru April 19th Take September to reorganize & “clean your closet”. You‟ll discover new tranquil opportunities for future growth. Taurus “The Bull” April 20th thru May 20th During September, take the time to do some research. You still lack concrete information to make your big decision. Gemini “The Twins” May 21st thru June 20th Since you‟re more “in tune” with your ancestors than most are, you have a superior power. Use it wisely. Cancer “The Crab” June 21st thru July 22nd September is the perfect time to expand your friends of friends - add to your circle of contacts. Leo “The Lion” July 23rd thru August 22nd People express interest in your area of experience. During September, don‟t let “opportunity” pass you by.

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