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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fun for the Fourth Activities planned throughout the county for holiday

The scope of Independence Day was not lost John Adams. Even a day after completion of the Declaration of Independence he wrote: “I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.” Using Adam’s words as a template, the Port Clinton Area 4th of July Planning Committee is pleased to announce a full slate of events for the 4th of July. • 3:30 p.m. — Ice Cream Social: The ladies and gentlemen of the Port Clinton Senior Center will again host this event on the Ottawa County Courthouse lawn in conjunction with the Community Band Concert and Firecracker Cutie Contest. Donations will be accepted for the ice cream and toppings. • 4 p.m. — Community Band Concert: The sounds of the season and much more will be heard echoing through Port Clinton. The Community Band will have a free concert on the lawn of the Ottawa County Courthouse. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy. • 6 p.m. — Little Mr. and Miss Firecracker Cutie Contest: Open to ages 0-7 years old. This event will follow the concert on the lawn of the Ottawa County Courthouse. For advanced registration, call Judy Smith at 419-732-2864. Sameday registration is 5 to 5:45 p.m. on the Courthouse lawn. • 8 p.m. — Family Dance Party: Featuring D.J. Jerry “Moondog” Vess and Port Clinton Radio Dance the night away or just enjoy the tunes. The event is held in and around the Waterworks Park Skate Park. • 10 p.m. — Fireworks: Featuring music simulcast on Speakers will be set up in Waterworks Park to broadcast the soundtrack to the fireworks. The 4th of July Committee would like to thank everyone who supported the various fundraising efforts throughout the year to help make this event possible. Volunteers will be canvassing the crowd requesting donations to support next year’s event. Donations may also be sent to the Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce Foundation, 110 Madison St., Port Clinton, OH 43452. Please add the special notation FIREWORKS to any checks to insure funds are sent to the proper account.

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Davis Besse back online The Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station located west of Port Clinton and north of Oak Harbor went back online early Tuesday morning and is back creating electricity. The plant had been shut down for nearly four months for refueling and repairing cracks in nozzles that fed into the reactor head. Davis-Besse officials have agreed to operate the plant for only 14 months before their next planned re-fueling shutdown to tend to the problems with the nozzles. During the re-fueling, engineers made more than 280 manual examinations of the corrosion that appeared on the reactor lid. On March 12 they identified indications of boron deposits indicative of leaks in the nozzles. The reactor head has 69 nozzles, and 24 of them were identified for modification. However, First Energy engineers stated emphatically that the structural integrity of the reactor head was not compromised. At a public hearing several weeks ago Ken Byrd, Manager of Design Engineering, said the defective nozzles had been rewelded and moved to a region with no primary water stress corrosion cracking and that a new weld material was used that is resistant to degradation. Byrd said that the new welds should last 25 years, long after the scheduled time for the reactor head to be replaced. The modifications are intended to reduce the core temperature in the reactor by 5-8 degrees, lessening the problem. However, the leaking will be closely watched and the plant could be shut down earlier than the scheduled 14 months.

Magruder CEO resigns

Oak Harbor The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating our independence on Saturday, July 3, along the Portage River, in downtown Oak Harbor. The Chamber “Family Festivities” will begin at 5 p.m. with opening ceremonies followed by entertainment by Class A Dance Studio and music by Legacy II. This year the winner of the Village Anniversary T-shirt contest will be announced. No coolers will be allowed, all beverages must be purchased at the event. Get in on the 50/50 raffle the Chamber will be holding this year. Tickets can be purchased from chamber volunteers before the fireworks. Glow necklaces will also be available for purchase this year.

Drawing for the 50/50 will take place right before the fireworks display. The Apple Festival Royalty will have the famous “Duck Race” at 8 p.m. on the Portage River. Watch as the excitement builds to see if your duck is a lucky prize winner. The night would not be complete without the sky being illuminated with a fireworks display presented by the Chamber with 2010 major partners The National Bank of Oak Harbor, Carroll Township, The Village of Oak Harbor, Community Markets/Oak Harbor, Toft’s Dairy and Magruder Hospital and event sponsors McDonald’s, Oak Harbor Rotary, Civilian Marksmanship Program, Robinson Walker Funeral Homes, US Bank, Crosser


Paul Druckenmiller, chairman of Magruder Hospital’s Board of Trustees, announced that the board accepted the resignation of President and CEO Cliff Harmon, who is moving on to pursue other interests. Michael Long, Magruder Hospital’s Senior Vice-President, who has held several leadership positions at the hospital for 20 years, has been appointed as Magruder’s interim President. HARMON “We as an executive committee, accepted Cliff ’s resignation with regrets,” said Druckenmiller. “Cliff is a fine man and has brought many good leadership development ideas to the hospital. He has decided there are other opportunities he wishes to pursue, and we respect his decision. The board wishes Cliff well.” Harmon took the helm of Magruder Hospital as president and CEO in June of 2007 when Dave Norwine retired after 14 years as the hospital’s President and CEO.



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Third annual Parade of Homes set for July 10-11 We are now just one week away from the third annual Catawba/Marblehead Parade of Homes sponsored by The Beacon. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. July 8 with a special Wine and Cheese Party at the Nor’Easter Club. Tickets are $20 all proceeds go to the 2010 United Way campaign. They are on sale at the following



locations: Catawba Bay, Fairway Villas, The Beacon, Minuteman Press, The Vineyard on Catawba and from the United Way office in the Sutton Center. The tour itself will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 11. One of our partners this year is Channel 11 from Toledo who will flood its airwaves in n



the next week or so with commercials about the tour. Real estate sales is an important part of our local economy and the success of this endeavor can truly help us all. nnn

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Protesting the BP oil spill, Eric Britton, an environmentalist Perrysburg lawyer, regurgitated the idiotic mantra “we’ve been driven by our addiction to oil.” Does he really think that consumers would not purchase another product if it were more efficient, more economical and profitable for the producer? If it weren’t for the radical environmentalists and the crony capitalism between government and energy producers and government intervention preventing innovation in the free market we would have alternatives or at least be cleaning up oil on the ground in Wyoming or Montana instead of a mile deep in the gulf. BP should be held responsible for shortchanging safety warning, but to turn over their $20 billion to our politicians in Washington would be a huge mistake. The real question regarding this spill is why isn’t the mainstream media covering the huge flow of money between billionaire and New York World Order pimp George Soros, president Obama to Petro

Brazil and how that sets up Petro Brazil to take over the oil companies who own the 33 offshore wells that will go under after they lose almost $17 million per day per platform for the length of the ban. Oops! I forget. It’s the mainstream media. Jim Boehm

Bodi-N-Balance. Thank you to all of the teams that came out and supported Habitat for Humanity. Hope to see all of you again next year. All money raised from the event was to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County. Shelley A. Asmus, executive director

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The weather could not have been better. The Brush Wellman Habitat for Humanity Golf Scramble was held June 19 at the Oak Harbor Golf Club. Thank you to all of the people who volunteered their time and donated door prizes. There is a lot of work that goes into planning an event like this, and there are many that need to be recognized for their help and participation. We would like to thank the following sponsors: Brush Wellman, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Ottawa County Chapter No. 30011 for supplemental funding, Varga Custom Concrete, First Federal Savings of Lorain-Port Clinton branch, Catawba Subway and Walmart. Also a thank you to the following for their donations for door prizes and their time: The Oak Harbor Golf Club, The Toledo Mud Hens, The Anderson’s, Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic, Maumee Bay State Park, Samsen Home Fur“Have table—will travel” nishings, Coffee Express, Jolly Roger Seafood House, 13 years experience in pain relief Packer Creek Pottery, Advance Auto Parts, Pizza 419 House, Schedel Arboretum Kelly Cook Gardens, Jet Express, In573.9504 &novations PTA, LMT Portrait Studio, North Coast Family Chiropractic, Shore Side Pizza, Create Your Kitchen or Dream Bath! Newport Dry Goods Co, State Street Auto Sales and

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Question: When does a town-hall meeting become a mob? Answer: When leaders who by their silence allow unruly behavior. Shouts at the recent Town Hall meeting sponsored by Congressman Latta, to “treat Democrats as enemies,” “kill them” and “shoot him in the face” (referring to the President) are unruly mob behavior, not responsible constituent suggestions. Most Republican leaders I respect and worked with, including his father, would have rejected such suggestions as extremist, outof-place and inappropriate at any public forum. By his earlier silence, Latta encouraged the more outrageous remarks and behavior. The “win-at-all-costs” attitude expressed at the meeting is patently antiAmerican and threatens the stability of our country and economic recovery. Unfortunately the same attitude prevails among most minority congresspersons who have vowed to use every means possible to “bring down” a lawfully elected President. Under this strategy, what happens to constituents with real problems, like the unemployed tool and die maker? They are overlooked because of political expedience and appeals for the votes of the ill-informed. Rehashing the obvious personal, partisan and self-serving rhetoric of Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh and deliberate lies presented as “news” on Fox do nothing to address real issues. What is needed are positive suggestions on how to reverse policies that have nearly

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destroyed the middle class in this country over the past 30 years. We need to recognize that “free trade” has benefitted only transnational corporations like BP and has devastated our manufacturing base, jobs and economy. Deregulation has transferred wealth into the hands of large political contributors creating socialism for the super-rich and capitalism for the rest. The role of a leader is to educate, as well as to listen. It’s time to stop diverting attention from real issues and start governing instead of playing political games with our future. Darrell Opfer Former State Representative

Thanks to friends and family

To our many relatives and friends thank you for your support, thoughts and prayers for our loving mother, Betty Puffenberger (Ma Puff). We wish to acknowledge with deepest appreciation your many acts of kindness, words of comfort, messages of sympathy, floral arrangements and memorials that have been bestowed upon us during this most difficult time. A special thank you to the Catawba Rescue Squad, the nursing staff at Magruder Hospital, Dr. Bono, the staff at GernerWolf-Walker Funeral Home. A very special thank you goes out to Sue Ish and John Pinks from Harbor Lanes. It was a fitting place to gather to remember our mother. Vicky Gresh, your help will never be forgotten. It is so important to us to realize how much she meant to relatives and friends. A friend said, as long as someone remembers Ma Puff, she will always be with us. Thank you again for your continuing support. Jerry Puffenberger, Jane (Ken) Storrs and family, Jim (Bernie) Puffenberger and family, Jack (Sarah) Puffenberger and family and Jeff (Jennifer) Puffenberger and family

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specialist, and Allison Rose Swan, 22, intervention specialist, both of Port Clinton.

Obituaries Douglas Blevins Oct. 20, 1940 — June 25, 2010 Douglas A. Blevins, 69, of Catawba Island, died Friday June 25, at The Willows at Bellevue. Funeral services were Tuesday with the Rev. David Gowen will officiating and burial in Catawba Island Cemetery.

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Community Calendar Wellness Programs Prayer Group Tuesdays 6:30am Conference Center Open to the public

Yoga Tuesdays 6:30pm Conference Center $10/week or $8/week if paid monthly 419-341-7844 Aquatic Exercise Program at Lake Erie Sportsmedicine $30/month - 3 times per week for 4 weeks Release from Dr. required 419-734-3131 ext. 3475

Monthly Luncheon Monday July 19th at Noon Dave Moore, PT, Exercise & Movement $6 for Lunch Conference Center RSVP to 419-734-3131 ext. 3363 by noon Friday July 16th

Support Groups

Depression Support Group 1st & 3rd Thursdays each month 6:30pm Conference Center 419-702-7065

Strength Training Conference Center Tue & Thu 5:30pm $3 per class 419-734-3131 ext. 3363

Diabetic Support Group 2nd Thur. each month from Noon – 1pm Conference Center 419-734-3131 ext. 3544

Education & Outreach

Cancer Support Group 4th Wed. each month 12:30pm Conference Center complimentary light lunch provided 419-734-3131 ext. 3370

Tobacco Cessation for Adults 6-8 week program $75 per person - Groups of 5-10 people – For questions or to sign up call 419-7343131 ext. 3461 Diabetes Education instructional classes presented by our Dietitian and a Registered Nurse for diabetic individuals and their families. Physician referral needed. Call for times and dates. 419-734-3131 ext. 3544 American Red Cross Classes 419-734-1100 Conference Center 12th Adult CPR 6pm 13th Infant/Child CPR 6pm 19th First Aid 6pm Each month Magruder Hospital will publish a list of screenings, programs and special events, which the public is welcome to attend. Please note that certain events require appointments or physician referrals in order to attend. Thank you for your support of Magruder Hospital.

Grief Support Group Sponsored by Stein Hospice & Crosser Funeral Homes Magruder Conference Center 3rd Thursday each month 5:30pm 419-732-3141 for more information Chronic Pain Support Group 2nd Thur each month 6pm Conference Center 419-271-3915 for more information Alzheimer’s Support Group 2nd Monday each month 9am Conference Center 419-734-3131 ext. 3363 for more information

July 2010 Multiple Sclerosis Support Group Program on Tai Chi with Lisa Shuey, Fremont YMCA 1st Tuesday each month 6:30pm-8pm Conference Center For more information 419-797-4540

Health Screenings

Health Screening: Cholesterol (Total/LDL/HDL/Triglycerides) Blood Pressure and Glucose Screening $16 2nd Thursday each month in the Magruder Lab 419-734-3131 Ext. 3420 for appointments Free HIV Testing Provided by the AIDS Resource Center Ohio 2nd Friday each month 1-3pm 1South Clinic Area Room 133 For more information call 1-419-2419444 ext. 413

VIP Events

Funeral Homes, Druckenmiller Agency, Lucky Farmers, Oak Harbor Lions Club, Oak Harbor Pet Haven, Poggemeyer Design Group, Radiant Windows, Sprouse Insurance Agency and St. Bonore Financial Services. As always, special thanks goes out to: Spangler Motor Sales, Oak Harbor Hardware, US Bank, The National Bank of Oak Harbor and Steve Skinner for the use of their property.

Put-in-Bay The island business owners and Friends of the Bay will sponsor a fireworks program at dark (around 10 p.m.) on July 4. Fireworks will be over the downtown harbor. Bring a chair or blanket for a great view from the surrounding lawn of the Perry Monument.


Island Adventures Mini-Golf 2nd Friday each month 11am $10 for pizza, pop and golf

Catawba Island Club will be having a fireworks display at dark (around 10 p.m.) Friday, July 2.


Amish Trip to Middlefield, Ohio Thursday, October 14th. Depart from City/County Complex on Perry Street at 8am Cost around $67 per person Call Marty Willis if interested 419734-5362

Auxiliary Events

Auxiliary Annual Golf Outing at CIC Monday July 19th Lunch at 11:30, golf at 1:00 and dinner at 6:00. For more information, call Rachel Fall at 419-734-3131 ext. 3363.

Participate in the many patriotic activities on Sunday, July 4, in Lakeside. The day begins with the Children’s Bike Parade at 1:30 p.m. in Perry Park. Participants should arrive early with an already decorated bike. The Fourth of July Float Parade is at 2 p.m. Both parades will travel from east to west on Second Street. Spectators are invited to dress patriotically. From 2 to 8 p.m., BBQ Traveler will offer a variety of food, including chicken, ribs, hamburgers, hot dogs and sandwiches on the lawn of Hotel Lakeside. Central Ohio Brass Band will entertain at the Steele Memorial Bandstand at 6 p.m. At 9:45 p.m., or dusk, fireworks will be set off. For information about a daily gate pass, visit www.

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Residents urged to sign up for weather alerts In the wake of the tornado that struck in Allen Township, Ottawa County officials are urging residents to sign up for instant alerts. Instant alerts are issued for severe weather and other emergencies. These instant alerts are sent via text messages, pages and/or emails. Residents can sign up for this service by visiting: Ottawa County selected Inspiron Logistics’ Wireless Emergency Notification System to provide instant emergency alerts and notifications to its citizens. WENS is a

subscription service for Ottawa County residents and is paid for by Brush Wellman Inc. Residents with questions or who need assistance signing up can contact the Ottawa County Emergency Management Agency at 419-734-6900. TELL TALES from 1A Wylie contest last week. Our winner is Teri Tooman, of Oak Harbor, who found Wylie in the Ferguson’s Gallery ad on page 7A last week. Teri wins a $20 gift card from Friendship Convenient Stores. We’ll hide Wylie again this week. If you find him, drop us a note at our office or click on the Find Wylie icon online at A new find-it contest is starting this week in Northcoast Live. Each week, a beach ball will be hidden for a chance to win tickets to this year’s Gem Beach Rocks event. See Northcoast Live inside for details. nnn

For the past 25 years, in the middle of July, in the wee hours of a Sunday morning, a tradition on the water takes place. On Sunday, July 11, at 6:30 a.m., the tradition continues. It’s the 41-82 Lake Erie Fishing Tournament, a fun-filled day of fishing topped off by a steak dinner, prizes and, of course, bragging rights! The 41-82 is hosted by the Crow’s Nest and a number of local sponsors. Entry forms are available at Crow’s Nest and need to be turned in no later than July 5. Proceeds benefit the local fund to help Ida Mercurio. For information, call 419-734-1742. nnn

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the first concert of the season for the Port Clinton Community Band at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 4, on the Ottawa County Courthouse Lawn. nnn

The box office opens today for Playmakers Civic Theatre’s upcoming production of the musical comedy “Nunsense.” Show times are 8 p.m. July 8-10 and 15-17 and

2 p.m. July 11 and 18. Tickets are $15 per person. You can make reservations by calling 419-734-5044. nnn

Mark your calendar for Sunday, July 11, for the annual Arts and Crafts Show at Lakeview Park and for the annual Kiwanis Barbecue at the shelter house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. nnn

The Red Cross Bloodmobile will make another stop in Ottawa County this coming Wednesday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Marblehead VFW Hall, 421 Main St., in the village. With the holiday weekend coming up, no doubt there will be a dramatic need for blood, so give! nnn

The Conestoga Neighborhood Group will be holding a potluck supper at Lakeview Park in Port Clinton from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 7. nnn

Beginning this Sunday, July 4, services at Peace Lutheran Church will be held at 9 a.m. while services at St. Thomas Episcopal will be at 11 a.m. The two PC churches joined together in ministry sharing with Pastor Mike Wiechers, who serves both congregations. nnn

Last Friday night, the Ottawa County Bluegrass Band made up of Archie Stinson, Joe Mitchell Sr., Joe Mitchell Jr. and Dennis Mitchell played a great concert on the Portage Riverfront. They then donated all of their tips to Port Clinton’s Fourth of July Fireworks. Thanks guys. nnn

The weather forecast for this holiday weekend looks spectacular! Please, whatever you do and wherever you go, stay safe. See you out there somewhere.

Congratulations Class of 2010

The Class of 2010 can be very proud of their accomplishments, as are the LOC Alumni. This was a very large class of individuals from diverse backgrounds, who came together with a class project that will have an impact on area businesses for Thank you to the following class members and their sponsors: years to come. SCOTT HANOVER — Ottawa County ANGELA ADAIR — Schaffner Publications

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RON KWIATKOWSKI — Guardian Industries

JEFFERY CHIO — Edward Jones

LORI MADISON — Frederick Insurance

CRYSTAL DYMOND — Ottawa County Soil and Water Conservation District

AARON MORACA — Baumann Auto Center

JAY FARIS — Ottawa County Juvenile Court

JEFFREY SCHIRM — Brush Wellman, Inc.

TRACY GAINES — Robinson-Walker Family Funeral Home

JENNIFER SMITH — Northcoast Property Management

ADAM GEHMAN — Lakeside Association

KIMBERLY STRONG-TODD — Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities

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Be safe on the Fourth of July

The celebration of Independence Day, the observation of our country’s freedom from the rule of Great Britain, is this weekend, Sunday, July 4. Fireworks are slated in many communities. The “Prevent Blindness America” society has sent out a notice asking that people avoid using personal fireworks. The notice says that approximately 5,000 Americans went to hospital emergency rooms in 2008 as a direct result of injuries from fireworks. About 1,000 of them were eye injuries. These included contusions, lacerations, debris in the eye and burns. Children under age 15 accounted for 40 percent of the total injuries. So, it’s obvious that children can really be at risk on this holiday weekend. Even fireworks approved for personal use may be dangerous. And fireworks actually injure bystanders more often than they injure the person using them. Families are, therefore, urged to attend only fireworks displays conducted by professionals. The Society suggests some alternate activities for families to use with youngsters to have fun. Some of them are paraphrased (and supplemented) here: • Wrap flashlights in colored cellophane and let the kids play with them outdoors in a safe area after dark. • Glo-sticks, glo-ropes and glo-jewelry are fun for kids at night. • Use glow-in-the-dark paint to decorate T-shirts and hats. Adding glitter will make them sparkle. • Create noisemakers by banging wooden spoons on pots or pans. Create a marching band with horns, whistles, bells or commercially produced noisemakers. And if your kids like popping sounds — let them pop the bubble wrap used for packaging. • In the kitchen, kids can celebrate the holiday by making fun desserts. Artificial whipped cream with an addition of strawberries and blueberries makes an easy-tofix dessert in our nation’s patriotic red, white and blue colors. • Use hypo-allergenic paint to “design”

your child’s face. Adults should apply it, carefully following the instructions, and remove it using cold cream or eye makeup remover. Call 1-800-331-2020 for a Safe Summer Celebration brochure. nnn

I’m trying to think of some “old-time” activities to use with a group of young people. Some that have come to mind are playing croquet or checkers, making homemade ice cream, making homemade lemonade, and eating old-fashioned sugar cookies or molasses cookies. Can you think of other activities that would be good for youth ages about 10-15? Call 419-734-2753 and leave a message or email And I’m still looking for a used croquet set — the lawn game that is played with wooden balls and wooden mallets. Please let me know if you know where I could get one. Thanks! nnn

I think that everything planted in my garden is out of the ground and “showing green.” There has been so much rain and heat that growing conditions have been good. Farm crops, in general, look great. But there are still some fields that farmers have not been able to plant because they have remained too wet. nnn

This past weekend was stiflingly hot. The thermometer in my car said 92 degrees for most of Sunday afternoon while some weather channels reported that the temperature was even higher — in the mid90s. I don’t do well in that kind of heat. I was looking for an easy chair in an airconditioned place or for somebody with a swimming pool willing to have a guest floating around in it! On Sunday afternoon it was easy to identify houses that have swimming pools. They were the ones that had lots of cars around them! When I got home I loved the cool air inside the house and turned on several fans to keep it moving around. nnn

It’s been interesting to watch the restoration and reconstruction of the historic porch and portico on the very large house (in my memory always called the True mansion) at the corner of Perry and Fulton Streets, Port Clinton. I believe that it is owned by Jeff and Carol Morgan and it’s a beautiful place. Signs indicate that the talented Bruce Shermbeck is in charge of the renovation project. Take a look when you go past. It looks great. nnn

Say congratulations to Julie McCord when you see her. She celebrated a special birthday last Friday. Julie received a huge bunch of yellow helium-filled balloons at her work location in the courthouse. (There may have been, let’s see, perhaps 40 of them!) It was definitely the largest bunch of balloons I’ve ever seen. Anyway, at the close of the workday it was fun to watch her get them into the back of her van to transport them home. It required cooperation from some co-workers and a lot of laughter from others. nnn

Local newspapers ran accounts of the visit of Amy Wilhite, Marblehead, to the White House to meet with President Barack Obama. They were shown in the ultra-historic “East Room” meeting with news media. Amy is the mother of 12-year-old Taylor Wilhite who was diagnosed with a form of cancer; the family has experienced astronomical bills for her care. The President cited Taylor’s story when discussing the new health care legislation. The Wilhites have been articulate advocates for improved health insurance. Congratulations to them for taking this fun and helpful journey to Washington to illustrate new national health care provisions. nnn

“Just Dessert It” is a new shop in downtown Port Clinton in Suite E of the building at 109 Madison. Jennifer Buxton and Latoya Kleinhans are the owner/managers. The shop features a nice assortment

of desserts. Of special interest is a variety of flavors of Gelato, an Italian ice cream. It all looked very good when I stopped to browse — so I bought some of the goodies too. nnn

I’ve recently seen quite a bit of Queen Anne’s Lace, that airy white flower that grows along the road sides. It is also called wild carrot (probably because of the carrot-like appearance of the root — or maybe it’s actually a relative of the garden variety carrot). Some people refer to it simply as “Lace.” It’s a wonderful flower. It grows abundantly in fields, especially in hedgerows and along roads and lanes. In years past I’ve often cut it to use in floral arrangements. It’s a nice addition to most bouquets. And it makes an attractive floral arrangement when no other flowers are used, too. Just cut a lot of it and put it in a pretty vase with abundant water. Another use for this flower — and this is fun for kids to do, too — is to add food coloring to water and stick the flower stems into it as soon as you bring them into the house. The color is taken up the stem with the water and it colors the white flowers. I’ve had a lot of fun with this over the years. Another weed with prolific, if small, blossoms right now is chickory — a plant we used to call “snake weed.” Small blue flowers on a spindly stem without much foliage characterize this plant. But recently I have seen another wild flower growing along the sides of the roads and a friend named and described it for me. Take a close look at it when you have an opportunity. It is particularly abundant out on the Ohio 2 bypass south of Port Clinton but actually I’m seeing it nearly everywhere. And next week I’m going to describe it in detail because it is a remarkably interesting plant. Until then …

Mike Witt and Mary Gardner, enjoy Senior Day at Fifth Third Field.

‘Take me out to the ballgame’ Teresa VanLerberghe joyfully sang, “Take Me Out To the Ball Game,” as she enjoyed a trip on the Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus activity bus, headed for a day at the ballpark. Seven residents accompanied five staff members enjoyed Senior Day on Tuesday, June 15, at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, to watch the favorite Toledo MudHens. Resident’s enjoyed a lunch of classic stadium food including hot dogs, hamburgers and popcorn, to name a few. While the

sky was overcast, a cool breeze kept temperatures perfect for the afternoon game. Though the MudHens lost 12-6, that did not steal the fun for the residents and staff of Riverview. The day was full of laughs and memories that will live on forever. 
A special thanks to the staff from Ohio Veteran’s Home of Sandusky for making extra room in their section for the added comfort of the residents of Riverview Healthcare Campus.


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ATTENTION Each year, an emergency information brochure/calendar is distributed in the area near the Davis Besse Nuclear Power Station. The brochure/calendar is a joint effort by Ottawa County, Lucas County, State of Ohio and the First Energy Corporation. The 2011 calendar could include your color photo! AWARDS 1 Calendar Cover 1 First Award 2 Second Award 3 Third Award 10 Honorable Mention

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HERE’S HOW TO ENTER ¾You must be a resident of Ottawa or Lucas County ¾You may be any age or skill level to enter ¾Your color photo may be any size up to 8” x 10” ¾Horizontal photos are preferred ¾Digital photos should be 300 dpi ¾No picture frames or mountings

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¾Your original negative must be available if requested by the contest sponsor. (Do not send negatives with entries) ¾Attach an entry form to the back of each photo you submit ¾Entries must be postmarked by July 9,2010.

CONTEST INFORMATION Enter as many photos as you wish. One or more of your photos could be selected as a contest winner. Only one cash award per person. Each photo must have an attached entry form. Entering the contest is permission to exhibit your photo for future contest publicity. All photos entered become property of the contest sponsor. Photos not selected for use in the calendar may be picked up at the EMA office after August 1, 2010.

CONTEST ENTRY FORM I am a resident of Ottawa or Lucas County and give permission to exhibit my photo in the 2011 calendar and for publicity. NAME _______________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________ CITY _____________________STATE____________ZIP________ PHONE (DAY) ___________________(EVENING) ________________ TITLE OF PHOTO ________________________________________ SIGNATURE ___________________________________________

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The Beacon

Preschool offers First Kathryn Cobbledick new hours scholarship handed out Port Clinton Preschool has changed its hours. Programs are offered three days a week for both programs for kids ages 3 to 5. There will now be morning and afternoon sessions offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Hours for the 4- and 5-year-olds will be 8:30 to 11 a.m.; 3- and 4-year-olds will go from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Daily activities include the development of academic skills and preparing the children for kindergarten. Preschool themes are incorporated to encourage the development of fine motor, gross motor, visual perception and self care skills. Fieldtrips, holiday parties and parent participation are also a part of the program. The preschool is licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, and the curriculum plan follows the Ohio Academic Content Standards for ages 3-5. All staff members are certified in First aid, CPR and continue in educational seminars. For information, contact Mary Jo Rospert at mjrospert@, find the preschool on Facebook or call 419734-9698. Registration forms can be obtained at the Ida Rupp Public Library.

A drawing was held May 24 for the original Rick Dziak oil painting to benefit the Kathryn Cobbledick Art Scholarship. Dylan Cobbledick held the bucket filled with 940 tickets, and the winning ticket was drawn by Kim Holmes. Kim thought of the idea to start a scholarship in her friend’s name. The winner of the Dziak painting was Kelly Myers. On Tuesday, May 25, the first Kathryn Cob-

bledick Art Scholarship was awarded to Danbury Senior Kaitlin Hemmer. Kaitlin will be attending The Cleveland Institute of Art on a scholarship this fall, majoring in medical illustration. The Cobbledick family wishes to thank Rick Dziak, and everyone who bought raffle tickets and T-shirts to help make this scholarship a reality. They know Kathryn would be pleased.

Dean’s List Defiance

Collin DiMario made the dean’s list for Defiance College for spring 2010. The dean’s list recognizes those students who have achieved a 3.5 grade point average or higher in at least 12 semester hours of coursework. Collin is a senior majoring in business administration.

Indiana Wesleyan

Annie R. Tuttamore, of Marblehead, has received recognition on the National Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2010 academic year at Indiana Wesleyan. To be named on this list, a student must obtain at least a 3.50 grade point average on a 4 scale and carry a minimum of 12.0 credit hours for the semester


Local among Surgical Tech grads A new batch of EHOVE Career Center Adult Education students are transitioning to a new career. Seven students from the local area were enrolled in EHOVE’s Certified Surgical Technology program. All of them passed their national certification exam, graduated from the program on June 9, and are on their way to new opportunities. The graduates include Sue Piacentino, of Port Clinton; Marie Thorne, of Huron; Delilah O’Neal and Cassie Hector, of Vermilion; and Marcus Tremmel, Shaniece Hendrickson and Cheryl Stanley, of Sandusky. Combining their knowledge of hu-

man anatomy, sterile technique, surgical procedures and passing instrumentation, a Certified Surgical Tech facilitates a physician’s performance in a variety of settings. Students en- PIACENTINO rolled in the program finished their clinical rotations at area hospitals, wrapping up an intense 10-month program of study that included more than 500 hours of

clinical experience. “This fast-paced environment offers job security in a continually growing field,” said EHOVE Coordinator Beth Snay. EHOVE is offering two sessions of the program again, one begins in September and the other in January. Students choosing the September program are trained five days a week for 10 months, and those choosing the January program are trained three days a week for 15 months. For information about the program, search the word surgical at www. or call Snay at 866-2569707, ext. 365.

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Champions for Children participants Caitlin Chafee (left), Marie Gluth and Mattison Kosela enjoy riding on the Jet Express. Each summer, the Jet Express provides transportation for the summer camp’s participants for an afternoon at Put-In-Bay.

Champions ride the Jet The Jet Express once again generously provided transportation to Put-in-Bay for the summer Champions for Children program at Port Clinton City Schools. Each summer, Champions rides the Jet Express to have a picnic lunch in the park and play on the playground. The children also enjoyed ice cream at Dean’s, in downtown Port Clinton, on the way back. Champions for Children offers summer enrichment camps to provide working families quality childcare during the summer months. The nine-week camps are enhanced by enrichment activities

presented by community members and field trips. The children swim at the high school pool each day. The summer camps serve approximately 30 children each day/ each session. Limited openings are available, call 419-732-2102 for information. Champions for Children is a self-supported, afterschool enrichment program available through the Port Clinton City School District and receives funding for scholarship from the United Way and Kiwanis. To register for the program beginning in the fall, contact Jackie Warnicke at 419-7322102 or email

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Well Child, STD and Family Planning Clinic WHEN: 8 a.m. to noon WHERE: Ottawa County Health Department INFO: Make appointments by calling 419-734-6800

Business After Hours

WHAT: Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce event hosted by the Ottawa County Historical Museum. Refreshments, networking, 50/50 raffle and door prizes and chamber gift certificates given away. WHEN: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. WHERE: Ottawa County Historical Museum, 126 W. Third St. INFO: RSVP to 419-7345503 or

Job workshop

WHAT: “Qualifications and the Job.” Think about your qualifications before applying for a job. WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon WHERE: Ottawa County Community Resource Centre, 8043 W. Ohio 163, Oak Harbor COST: Free INFO: Register with Carol Guice at carol.guice@yahoo. com or 419-307-1189

July 2

Art After Hours

WHAT: The DBC Jazz & Blues duo will be performing. Wines from Firelands Winery and appetizers available. Donald Boncela will be displaying his newly released painting “Homeward Bound N 41. 34. 30. W 82. 51. 31.” Jodie McCallum will be exhibiting original artwork of two new books that will be published later this year; “The First Christmas” & “Snow Grammy” WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Jodie McCallum & Company Fine Art Gallery, 724 W. Main St., Marblehead. COST: Free INFO: 419-798-3318 or

Rainforest.” Each child needs a water bottle for the day, a white T-shirt and a cardboard paper towel roll. For ages 3 through fifth grade. WHEN: 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. WHERE: Immaculate Conception Church, 414 Madison St., Port Clinton COST: Free INFO: 419-734-4004

July 6

WIC Clinic

WHEN: 12:45 to 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Ottawa County Health Department INFO: Make appointments by calling 419-734-6800

Immunization Clinic

WHEN: Sign-in begins at 7 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. WHERE: Oak Harbor Golf Club COST: $53 per person INFO: Contact Matt Jennings at 419-898-1493 or Jan Henn at 419-3513078

Family planning clinics

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Family planning clinics

WHEN: 8 a.m. to noon WHERE: Ottawa County Health Department INFO: Make appointments by calling 419-734-6800

July 7

Health screenings

WHAT: Oak Harbor Golferettes presents the 12th annual golf scramble. Fee includes a continental breakfast, green fees, cart and luncheon. Entry forms available at Oak Harbor Golf Club. Field is limited to the first 36 paid teams and all entries must be received by June 30.

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WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Ottawa County Health Department INFO: Make appointments by calling 419-734-6800

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WHAT: The Magruder Hospital Laboratory will offer a full cholesterol check (Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides) as well as blood pressure and blood sugar checks. WHEN: Beginning at 1 p.m. WHERE: Magruder Hospital COST: $16 INFO: Make appointments by calling 419-734-3131, ext. 3420

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Historic anchor goes on display A historic anchor has been put in place outside the Ottawa County Historical Museum. Park McRitchie and his team from QuikStir in Erie Township, where the anchor has been in storage since being hauled up from the bottom of Lake Erie, installed the anchor with its lengthy chain on a concrete pad donated by Park, who is a trustee of the museum. McRitchie’s team cleaned, restored and preserved the anchor and did the research on its origin. Based on their research and information from the U.S. Navy, McRitchie believes the anchor to be a British anchor with chain from the 19th century, most likely a British anchor from the Battle of Lake Erie in 1813. The anchor and chain were salvaged by Jake Dunfee, of Rescue Marine, with the cooperation of Rod Althaus and Patrix Heschel of New Wave Dive Shop. The anchor had to be removed with the U.S. Geological Survey and Federal Wildlife permission, because their Kevlar fish-


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United Way accepting donations for long-term storm relief efforts TOLEDO — Local relief agencies and emergency response personnel have chosen United Way of Greater Toledo to collect and distribute donations for long-term storm rebuilding efforts in Wood and Ottawa counties. “We anticipate there will be many needs in the coming months that residents can’t forsee yet,” said Bill Kitson, United Way of Greater Toledo president and CEO. “And we are ensuring there will be help available for those people. These donations will also help address rebuilding

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efforts around fire, police, parks, and schools.” To make a donation, start at where you will be able to choose either Wood County or Ottawa County. Each page will have specific instructions on how to donate to that county’s relief efforts. If you don’t have Internet access, you have questions or would like to make a contribution over the phone, dial 2-1-1 or 800-650-HELP.

Restoration under way

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PORT CLINTON — Restoration is under way at the historic True Mansion on the corner of Perry Street and Fulton. This restoration involves the complete front portico and includes replacing the architectural column caps and bases, restoring the original tiled portico floor deck and new copper wall caps, trim and downspouts. The mansion has been home to Jeff and Carol Morgan and family for more than 31 years. The North Arrow Group of Marblehead is performing the restoration work. The project started early this spring with completion estimated by end of summer. For information about the North Arrow Group, call 419-250-3989 or email

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Red Cross gets grant from Ottawa County Community Foundation The American Red Cross has been awarded a grant from the Ottawa County Community Foundation to provide babysitter training to area youth. The award will allow 67 scholarships to students, giving them the opportunity to obtain skills needed to become more responsible babysitters — be it in an employment situation that adds to the family’s household income, or at home where they are left as caretakers for younger siblings. The training also provides important information that a student might use in a selfcare situation.


Farmers’ Markets twice a week at Lakeside LAKESIDE — In a continued effort to promote health and wellness, Lakeside will host a twice-weekly Farmers’ Market during the season. From 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and Friday, vendors will sell fresh produce, flowers, honey, herbs, teas, jams and homemade baked goods on the pedestrian walkway between Second and Third streets on Walnut Avenue.  There will be seven vendors on Tuesdays and five on Fridays.  All are returning favorites, including DeChant Farms, DTF Enterprises, Heywood Gardens, Kelly’s Homemade Jams, My Mother’s Market, Riehm Farms and TNT Farms. The items sold at the Farmer’s Market are grown within a 50-mile radius — this provides Lakeside residents and

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Military News Arnold

Navy Seaman Apprentice Angela D. Arnold, daughter of Sandra and Richard Burbach, of Oak Harbor, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. guests the opportunity to purchase regionally produced During the eight-week program, Arnold completed a goods contributing to the growth of the local economy. variety of training which included classroom study and Research studies have shown that fresh produce purchased practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefightdirectly from local vendors rather than large supermar- ing, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft kets does more for the overall health of the human body.  safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. Reusable Farmers’ Market bags are available for purArnold is a 2008 graduate of Oak Harbor High School. chase at the Lakeside Association Office for $3. A free 90-minute shopping/dining gate pass is available during the gated season. The pass must be stamped by a Farmers’ Market vendor or a Lakeside Association Office employee in order to exit Lakeside.  For information, visit or call 866-952-5374.

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The Northcoast Veteran’s Museum will be presenting its 2010 summer Mobile Veteran’s Display at the Sandusky County Historical Society on July 17-18. This year’s display, “WWII Military Heroes of the Northcoast,” will tell individual stories of 10 local veterans who served during WWII. Each display will include uniforms, photos, documents and other items that will help tell the soldier’s, airman’s and sailor’s military story.  The Sandusky County Historical Society is located at 514 Birchard Ave., Fremont.  For information, call 419332-4812, 419-332-0303 or 419-332-5912.

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419-797-9426 Cookies, Cut-Outs, Danish, Coffee Cakes, Brownies, Lemon Bars The sixth annual Garden Tour at The Vineyard on Catawba featured golf-cart guided tours of the gardens at the condos, apartments, assisted living Chalet and beautiful walking trails. Residents and guests enjoyed a light lunch, as well as a tour of the guest condo. Pictured here is the home of Dr. Donald and Joan Loeffler.

Home Sweet Home Grant to fund raising money for downtown décor tornado victims PORT CLINTON — Morgan Realty Group GMAC Real Estate is sponsoring its fourth annual “Home Sweet Home” Project & Auction. Children can pick up their canvases now at the office located at 100 S. Jefferson St. The artwork needs to be returned no later than July 12. The silent auction and Children’s Fun Day will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at the office. All works of art will be auctioned with all proceeds going to the Ottawa County Tornado Disaster Fund. To date, Morgan Realty Group GMAC Real Estate has raised close to $3,000 for local nonprofit organizations. Check out for details.

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LAKESIDE — Lakeside’s Garden Tour will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7. There is no fee to attend the tour. A special gate pass to enter the Lakeside grounds for the Garden Tour is available for $8.75, which includes daily auto fee, but not the Hoover Auditorium performance. Tour attendants will be given a map of the winning gardens in Lakeside to explore on their own. The Lakeside Beautification Awards Program honors those who have worked tirelessly to promote the overall aesthetic appearance of the grounds. Following the awards, visitors and other residents are invited to experience these floral landscapes at the accompanying Garden Tour. The 2010 Lakeside Beautification Awards recognizes four award classes, including public, business, feature and residential, which are judged by horticulture professionals and will complete their unannounced evaluations of each garden. The gardens will be judged on the following criteria: plant material; color texture and quality; design and construction; design and hardscape; unification and overall appearance. For information, contact Mary Ann Hirsch at 419-7984461, ext. 248.


Downtown Port Clinton will look festive during the 2010 holiday season. Main Street Port Clinton was awarded a $400 grant from the Ottawa County Community Foundation to purchase holiday décor for downtown historic Port Clinton. The downtown will undergo a facelift during the holiday season with the goal of promoting business in downtown Port Clinton. “We are hoping that residents and visitors will make the downtown their destination for shopping and for visiting with friends,” said Laura Schlachter, program manager. “As more people come downtown to celebrate the holiday season, there is a possibility that they will patronize our local restaurants and retail stores. The holiday décor will add to the sense of community and create community pride.” To learn more about the mission of Main Street Port Clinton, call 419-734-5503.



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Real Estate Transfers Week ending June 25

Benton Township

• 6-25-10 Genoa Banking Company to Barbara S. Fleitz, 15289 W. Toussaint North, $142,000.

Carroll Township

• 6-25-10 Corey and Jennifer Waldron to Andrew and Christie Miller, 7661 W. Salem Carroll Road, $177,000. • 6-24-10 Lisa Ann Snively to John Minier and Sarah Bell, 40 acres part. int., $7,611.66. • 6-24-10 Christina and Ted Petersen to John Minier and Sarah Bell, 40 acres part. int., $7,611.66. • 6-24-10 Ginger and Fred Pribble to John Minier and Sarah Bell, 40 acres part. int., $7,611.66. • 6-24-10 Cara Wicks to John Minier and Sarad Bell, 40 acres part. int., $23,835.

Catawba Township

• 6-24-10 Esmeralda Cortez to Donald Wendel, 106A W. Catawba Road, Unit C, $83,000. • 6-24-10 Davenport Real Estate Development LLC to Judith Callihan, Lot 31, Falling Waters,

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$50,000. • 6-22-10 Richard and Judith Martin to Clifford and Judith Rapier, 1623 NE Catawba Road No. 136, $36,975. • 6-22-10 Richard Myers to Michael Germani, 4330 E. Barnum Road, $535,000. • 6-21-10 Richard and Caryl Rose to Danny and Donna Brasher, Unit GC-6, Come Sail Away, $20,000. • 6-21-10 Linda Short to Joseph Vadini Jr. and Beth Vadini, 5693 E. Lakeshore Drive, $63,000.

• 6-25-10 Smugglers Baypointe I LLC to Ignatius and Margaret Trombetta, 10654 E. Bayshore , $306,376. • 6-24-10 Christy Johnson to Susanne Tomaschek, Lot 362 Bay Havens, Mamorial Shoreway, $29,000. • 6-24-10 Mabbey, LLC to Sharon and Christopher Bach, 3425 and 3435 S. Memorial Shoreway, $120,000. • 6-24-10 Sharon Bach to Mabbey, LLC, 3445 and 3455 S. Memorial Shoreway, $120,000.

Danbury Township

Harris Township

• 6-25-10 Melvin Hodel to Joseph L. Nejdl, Joseph and Joann Nejdl, 292 N. Gravel Road, part int., $28,000. • 6-25-10 Marilyn Hodel Shies et al to Joseph Nejdl, Joseph and Joann Nejdl, 292 N. Gravel Bar Road part. int., $84,000. • 6-23-10 Paul Roger Davidson to Dan and Carolyn Rozko, 561 Blue Water Drive, $225,000. • 6-22-10 Robert and Diane Mazur to Susan and Thomas Wiseman, 2 acres vacant land, $15,000.

• 6-22-10 Julia Potrasek to William Rauch, 944 S. Benton Carroll Road, $69,000. • 6-22-10 Lloyd D. Gross to Renee Gross, 16412 W. Ohio 163, $29,000.

Port Clinton City

• 6-23-10 William Beck to Humane Society of Ottawa County, 1829 E. Perry St., $10.00. 6-22-10 James and Victoria Greer to Walter and Martha Brown, 220 E. 10th St., $125,000. • 6-21-10 The Bank of New York Mellon to Sarah Farmham, 419 Washington St., $31,500.

Middle Bass

• 6-22-10 HEF Inc. to Jacob and Laurie Waldon, lot 68 Sea Breeze, $42,000. • 6-21-10 Darlene Hoffman to Randall L. McLarnan, 619 Fairway Drive, $130,000.

Put-in-Bay Village

• 6-22-10 George Skala to Kathryn Virgina Knaser, 502 Mitchell Road, $225,000.

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Portage Township

• 6-25-10 Marguerite Green to Deborah Amato, 1008 Ottawa Drive, gift value $107,000. • 6-25-10 Christian Raff to GMAC Mortgage LLC, 2144 E. Ohio, $100,538.

• 6-22-10 Joan Pfeiffer to Fannie Mae, 420 W. Main St., $24,000. • 6-22-10 Kenneth Favro to Michael Favro Jr., 400 W. Main St., $95,000.

ODNR officer makes move FINDLAY — Reid Van Cleve, 38, was recently named as the new wildlife officer assigned to Ottawa County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife. Van Cleve’s new assignment follows the retirement of former longtime Ottawa County Wildlife Officer John Waltos. “Reid is a great asset to the law enforcement program in Wildlife District Two, and will serve the citizens of Ottawa County well on all wildlife-related programs and the enforcement of fish and wildlife regulations to protect our wildlife resources,” said Paul Kurfis, law enforcement supervisor for Wildlife District Two in northwest Ohio. Van Cleve is from Evansville, Ind., and is a 1997 graduate of Vincennes University. He started as the wildlife officer assigned to Monroe County in 2007 after graduating from the Ohio Wildlife Officer Academy.


Financial Focus

Declare your own financial Independence Day The Fourth of July is almost upon us. To commemorate Independence Day, we shoot off fireworks, attend picnics and maybe even walk in parades. While it might not be as dramatic, another celebration of freedom should eventually play a big role in your life — specifically, your personal Financial Independence Day. And you can speed the arrival of this day by making the right moves.

Whenever your salary goes up, try to contribute more to your 401(k). Generally, your contributions are made with pretax dollars, so the more you put in, the lower your taxable income. And your contributions grow on a tax-deferred basis. In 2010, you can put up to $16,500 into your 401(k), or $22,000 if you’re 50 or older. • “Max out” on your IRA. In 2010, you can contribute up to $5,000 to your IRA, or $6,000 if you’re 50 or older. Your traditional IRA contributions may be deductible, depending on your income level, and your earnings can grow tax deferred. Contributions to a Roth IRA are never deductible, but earnings can grow tax free, provided you don’t take

Here are a few ideas to consider: • Boost your 401(k) contributions. To build the resources you’ll need to become financially independent during your retirement years, you should take full advantage of your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored plan.

withdrawals until you’re 59½ and you’ve held your account at least five years. • Build an emergency fund. Try to build an emergency fund containing six to 12 months’ worth of living expenses, placed in a liquid account. Without such a fund, you may be forced to dip into your long-term investments to pay for needs such as a new furnace or a big doctor’s bill — and the more you tap into your investments, the longer it will be until you can attain financial freedom. • Cut down on your debt. It’s easier said than done, but by reducing your debt load, you’ll have more money to invest for the future. You might want to start by eliminating the smallest

debts first, then moving on to whittle away at the bigger ones. • Don’t “over-focus” on your investment statements. Obviously, you want to know how your investments are performing. But you may be better off not checking on your investments every day, or even every week. When you pay extremely close attention to the movements of your investments, your emotions may lead you to make decisions based on short-term events rather than long-term goals. Invest with your head, not your heart. • Avoid “time traps.” Many people know they need a certain amount of money at a certain time for a specific goal, such as a down payment on a home,

the first college tuition payment or even the first year’s living expenses during retirement. Yet they get into trouble because they set aside the money in an inappropriate investment — that is, one whose price can fluctuate greatly. If you know when you’re going to need the money, put it in a lower-risk investment and avoid the time trap. Taking these steps won’t instantly enrich you. But eventually, they can lead you down the path to your personal Financial Independence Day — and that may be reason enough to celebrate. nnn

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.



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Licensed Social Worker Otterbein North Shore Retirement Community has created a new position for a Licensed Social Worker to provide social service care within our 10 bed short-term rehab. Responsibilities also include referral marketing and driving census by the development of relationships with hospital social workers, discharge nurses, physicians, etc., as well as providing support where required in helping execute programs and events. Knowledge of MDS and long term care rules helpful. Computer skills required. Experience preferred. Full time position. EOE.) Please submit resume with salary requirements to: Lisa Hart, Executive Director Otterbein North Shore Retirement Living Community 9400 North Shore Blvd. Lakeside-Marblehead, OH 43440 Fax 419-798-4662 •

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Encouragement better than punishment Mistakes in sports are usually called errors, and they can be a pretty big deal. A foot fault can lose a game. A fumble can cost a championship. Signing an incorrect scorecard disqualifies a golfer. A blown call can ruin a pitcher’s perfect game. We all make mistakes — everyday. Resilient people try to deal with them, learn from them and move on. We hope others will forgive us and refrain from reminding us about it forever. Athletes don’t seem to have the same luxury.



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When a pro player, coach or official makes a mistake, it becomes news. Announcers focus on it, replays are shown over and over, and reporters rant about it. Fans dish out angry criticism. When the person involved is interviewed, they will certainly be grilled about it — and maybe even years after the incident. With our ever-growing intensity in youth sports, we are seeing a lot of over-reaction to kids’ mistakes. We must realize that doing something incorrectly is part of the learning process. It’s OK to make mistakes! We should understand mistakes will be made. Consider an error to be a steppingstone to get better. Almost no one learns something new without messing up. When toddlers are learning to walk, they fall down a lot. People don’t get mad; we get excited because it’s a new skill. We encourage them with smiles and applause. We brag about them to anyone who will listen. We need to use the same approach with young kids learning new skills. We should be excited, encouraging and patient. It can take months before something new is actually incorporated into competition. Often, the player gets worse before they get better, especially if they are changing an old habit. It can be very discouraging. Patience is necessary. The real issue is how to treat the mistakes so improvement occurs. Coaches, parents and fans should unite in handling errors in a positive way. We need to replace recrimination and punishment with education. Help the kids learn how to fix the problems, both physically and emotionally. It’s actually easier to change a physical problem. Most coaches have an arsenal of methods to improve skills and teach strategies. Position coaches — ones who specialize in a certain part of a sport — can be great. Private lessons and group camps can help. Lots of practice (using the correct technique), is needed. It really is harder to teach resiliency. If a player receives nothing but harsh criticism, embarrassment or punishment, he or she has few positive responses available. The person dishing out the consequences hopes the player will work harder to eliminate the error. The child may try for a while. A more lasting result is to fear making mistakes. Being afraid causes timid play. Kids will soon begin to hate a coach or parent who is constantly critical. Athletes who are perfectionists suffer the most. Many burn out and drop out before high school because the fun is gone. Do not misunderstand me. Coaches should demand effort to improve. Kids should be expected to do their part by paying attention and practicing on their own. Encouragement just works better than punishment. It’s our nature to pick out what is wrong, but we must train ourselves to also see what is right. A little praise goes a long way toward making a player more receptive to corrective coaching. Kids who don’t care, or who are not willing to change, present big problems for coaches. It’s tough to motivate these players, but they will usually knock themselves out for you if they know you care about them. Look for progress, not just success. Champions, when competing, learn to overcome an error and focus on what happens next. Practice is where they concentrate on how to eliminate having the same problem again. Making a mistake does not make you a failure. Making someone feel like a failure is a much bigger mistake. nnn

Karen Coffin, retired coach, is a member of the PCHS Athletic Hall of Fame. She’s a writer and a facilitator for Ohio Coaching Education classes. Contact her at coachcoffin @

Chamber golf outing The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Golf Outing is Tuesday, Aug. 24, at the Catawba Island Club. The entry fee of $100 per person includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, dinner and a CIC golf souvenir. Other activities include Mulligans, skins, skills contest and a poker run during golf. This event is open to the public. The format is a four-person scramble. Check-in is at 8:30 a.m. with a shot gun start at 10 a.m. For registration forms, call 419-734-5503 or visit www.portclintonchamber. com.


Lake Erie license plates fund efforts on Middle Bass TOLEDO — The Ohio Lake Erie Commission administers Ohio’s Lake Erie Protection Fund, which is supported by the sale of Lake Erie (Marblehead and Toledo Harbor Lighthouse) license plates. The Commission awards small grants for a variety of projects, which directly benefit Lake Erie and its tributary watersheds in Ohio. On June 23, Commission members awarded four small grants for regional projects including $13,875 for the Lake Erie Islands Chapter of the Black Swamp Conservancy. The funding will go to habitat restoration efforts in the Middle Bass East Point Preserve. The site contains exceptional habitat for the Lake Erie watersnake and the project supports the Lake Erie Watersnake Recovery Plan. Funding will be used to assist in site restoration including the demolition and debris removal of dilapidated residential buildings, providing reuse of this site for Lake Erie watershed habitat and native vegetation.


Educators invited to workshop Pre-school and kindergarten educators are invited to a workshop featuring Growing Up Wild and Project Learning Tree Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood. The workshop will be held at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, and will feature curriculum-based activities for young children. The cost is $30 and includes books from both Growing Up Wild and Project Learning Tree. Growing Up Wild is an awardwinning activity guide written especially for early childhood educators. It features 27 field-tested, hands-on, nature-based activities including

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Guide to summer Just in time for summer recreation, a new publication and companion Web site will guide you to Ohio’s public beaches, bluffs and bays along the state’s 312-mile Lake Erie shore, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The Lake Erie Public Access Guidebook was developed by the ODNR Office of Coastal Management in partnership with the ODNR Office of External Affairs. The guidebook includes general information about Lake Erie and specific details about the 164 sites within Ohio’s eight coastal counties where the public can access the Buckeye State’s greatest natural resource. The online guidebook can be viewed by selecting “Access” in the top navigation line at Each access site can be downloaded and printed from its respective Web page; county chapters and the entire guidebook can also be downloaded and printed. Printed copies of the Lake Erie Public Access Guidebook will be available at locations throughout Ohio’s Lake Erie watershed by July (a list of distribution sites will be available online).

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East Harbor State Park among grant recipients SANDUSKY — Enhancements to Lake Erie, the coast and the Ohio Lake Erie watershed will be advanced through grants to nine Ohio groups seeking to improve water quality, public access and knowledge of the state’s greatest natural resource, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

The 2010 Coastal Management Assistance Grants, awarded by the ODNR Office of Coastal Management, will help fund the development of plans for improving public access to Lake Erie; the creation of educational videos about the importance of Lake Erie-related research; efforts to clean and monitor nine Lake Erie beaches; and study Ohio waters of Lake Erie in an attempt to identify areas where wind energy facilities may or may not pose a threat to pelagic birds. The $311,835 in grant awards will be matched with local or non-federal funds for more than $675,000 in enhancements to communities and resources in Ohio’s Lake Erie watershed. East Harbor State Park

will receive $11,733 for the East Harbor Region Naturalist Funding Project. This project will extend the East Harbor and Kelleys Island naturalist seasons resulting in an increased focus on Lake Erie wildlife assets through the migratory bird season, offering more programs throughout the naturalist season, and additional Nature Center hours and live displays. The total project will cost $28,408. “These grants are precision tools for making sure our natural resources remain healthy while we improve our economy and quality of life,” said ODNR Director Sean Logan. “Our birds, forests and soil do not have to suffer when businesses grow. These grants give us the knoweldge and the know-how to build a truly sustainable economy.” Each of the nine selected projects address at least one of the Ohio Coastal Management Program’s funding categories. The

categories include the protection and restoration of Lake Erie coastal resources, promotion of sustainable land use and community planning, coastal resource management education and outreach, and research and data collection. Projects from five local entities (the Alliance for the Great Lakes, WGTE Public Media, the city of Willoughby, the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership and the West Creek Preservation Committee) and four state entities (ODNR Division of Soil and Water Resources, the Ohio Lake Erie Commission, East Harbor State Park and the ODNR Division of Wildlife) will receive funding in this 14th year of coastal management grant awards. Applications for the next round of grants will be available in September at www. or by contacting the Office of Coastal Management at coastal@ or 419-626-7980.

Fish, Wildlife Service officials reviewing refuge farm programs The Midwest Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is beginning a review of the farming programs on National Wildlife Refuge lands in our eight-state region. The National Environmental Policy Act review includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Historically, farming has been an important tool used to manage refuge lands. Refuge managers used farming to provide high-quality, energy-rich foods for many wildlife species including migrating waterfowl. Additionally, because of the cold, long winters typical in the Midwest, agricultural crops are also used to provide food for resident wildlife.

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Program begins for substance abuse, addiction New Life Journey is beginning its new Finding Freedom series for those who are trapped in a life of substance abuse, addictions or other life-controlling condition. This program is for anyone who wants help regardless of previous treatments or progress. Finding Freedom offers support, encouragement and biblical counsel, both individually and in small groups, regardless of established faith or knowledge of

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Stein Hospice is sponsoring a free, three-hour introduction about the Sacred Art of Living and Dying July 22, at Sawmill Creek Resort. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.; the program runs from 2 to 5:10 p.m. Participants will learn about the history of medical and spiritual practices related to dying and tools that can lessen end-of-life distress. Sister Mary Assumpta Zabas, a licensed nursing home administrator and chaplain at the Jennings Center for Older Adults in Cleveland, will present the program. Although the program is free, registration is required. Contact Rachel Berry at 419-625-5269 or Continuing education hours are available. The complete program of Sacred Art of Living & Dying consists of four workshops, which are held over a period of eight days. Stein Hospice is sponsoring “Unit 1: Understanding Spiritual Pain” on Sept. 1011 at Sawmill Creek Resort. Cost is $200 before Aug. 15, and $250 after Aug. 15. To register, go to and click on Upcoming Events. Storage Space CATAWBA MINI STORAGE (YOUR EXTRA ROOM) Muggy Road, Catawba 797-6303 or 656-5263. Boat Docks 2010 SEASON Clinton Reef Club 30+ end dock $1,000. Easy in/Easy out. Includes pool, hot tub, showers, dockbox. Johanne 419-250-9332 Boat 1983 ALLSEASON Citation 19 1/2’ 120 HP Mercruiser with trailer. $6,500 419-3066925 27’ SPORT CRAFT with hard top, end board, trim tabs, new canvas, all electronics. New tri-axel trailer, excellent shape, low hours $12,000 740-404-5707

CLASSIFIEDS SELLING DEKCELL LAPTOP BATTERY for Dell Latitude C500, C510, C600, C610, C800, C810 $50 70W DELL AC Adapter For Dell Inspiron Latitude 9364U K8302 HU100563024 $15 978-764-7008 in Marblehead. Both brand new. Furniture MEMORY FOAM three piece set. Never used in wrapper. 20 year warranty $395 419897-9062 QUEEN MATTRESS set, new in plastic with warranty. Can deliver $155 419-707-2954 GLASS TOP table with four chairs $300. Three piece wall unit $300. Bookcase $100. Chester drawer $100. Amana Freezer $300. Table with lamp $40. 419-798-4026 Lots

SELLING FOR health reasons. 32’ Carver 1986, $29,900. Flybarge, dual controls, twin 350’s, clean, many extras. Call 330-957-8289 for more information.

MARBLEHEAD Marina lot about 150’ x 70’. Build a 40’ dock at your door. Clubhouse, pool, beach $95,000 call 216225-5775 by owner

29’ THOMPSON 1985 Cabin Cruiser, hardtop, twin mercruiser 230hp engines, low hours,dinette, fridge, very good condition, $18,900 419-732-6167

MARBLEHEAD Marina corner lot (water on two sides!) about 160’ x 70’ build docks on both sides! Clubhouse, pool, beach $159,000 call 216-226-5775 by owner


Pets DACHSHUND MINI, male and female $300-$350. Call Pam 419-547-0539. Shots and wormed.

PORTUGUESE WATERDOG, litter due 7/27. Local breeder 419-732-2987 Public Announcements BANKRUPTCY for a fresh start call Tom Connolly, attorney 419-898-2889 House Lots JULY FOURTH SPECIAL TWO LARGE CATAWBA ISLAND LAKEFRONT LOTS, 280’, 150’ frontage. Only lakefront lots available between Cleveland and Detroit. Sell for one third appraised value. $370,000, $350,000 419-797-6565 Estate Sales CORNER OF RT 2 & 4036 W. LAKESHORE Port Clinton, July 2, 3, 4, 9, 10. Antiques, nautical, furniture, office equipment, electronics & misc. Everything must go. Garage/Yard Sales


Treasures & Trash Open Daily W. Elmore East Rd. Oak Harbor 419-898-4699 FRONTIER TRADER’S FLEA MARKET weeknds thru Labor Day

Custom carpets, fishing gear, unique gifts, ceramics & more Fort Firelands RV & Resort. Rt.163 & 269. Marblehead- Buyers & Sellers Welcome! THREE DAY SALE. ThursdaySaturday, 9-3, July 1-2-3. A little bit of everything. Baby clothes- size 2. 6547 N. Pasadena, Oak Harbor. GARDEN TOOLS, household, misc, crafts, LP records, pictures, furniture, books, Xmas. 4146 W. Darr Hopfinger Rd, Thursday July 1, 8am-3pm.

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Small comm./cottage bldg (approx.660 sq. ft.). Ideal location on W. Lakeshore Dr. among many marinas and condo projects, walking distance to downtown P.C. and Jet Express. “PLUS” adjacent buildable residential lot. To see ad on Internet go to Priced for Quick Sale Brokers Welcome Home: 419-704-8595 Email:

JULY 2 & 3 LAKESHORE Drive, across from moose. Bicycles, puzzles, household items, cool and miscellaneous stuff. HUGE MULTI-FAMILY sale. 20+ tables. Thursday/Friday July 1,2. 4756 West Little Portage Rd, by Bay Township Fire Department, off RT 53. Look for sign and balloons. Furniture, sewing machine, quilting fabric, camping stove, file cabinets, Payload Plus truck tool box and lots more. 237 N. CHANNEL GROVE, July 2, 3, 8-4:30. Fishing lures, coins, vintage jewelry, household goods, much miscellaneous



$49,500.00 EXCEPTIONAL VALUE!!! Professionally maintained. Excellent mechanical condition, low hours, many extra’s along with standard equipment. Twin Mercury Cruiser engines, 6.5 generator, upper/ lower stations, 2 heat/cooling units, 2 20 gal. holding tanks, macerator, couch/sleeper w/storage, acrylic weather shield, electric stove, teak galley...**NEW - (never used) Bridge cover w/eyebrows...WATERCRAFT SOLD AS-IS with no Warranty or Guarantees. CALL Mike 419-797-0004

LeMarin Condo on Catawba Island





Affordable Housing in Port Clinton 1 Bedroom suites for seniors (62+) and disabled individuals.

RENT BASED ON INCOME Apply Monday thru Friday 8-4

or Call 419-732-0385 Hearing impaired TTY 711

205 Buckeye Blvd.


Located In Beautiful Catawba Cliffs w/exceptional water views, Gated Community, 3,400+ sq. ft. 3-4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths All Amenities -- Priced to Sell Private viewing 330-717-8696

GREAT SUNSET VIEWS! Freshly decor, new carpet, paint, cabinets, & countertops. 30 ft. boat slip. Call LEN PARTIN 419-356-8777.

$27,500.00 5460 Port Clinton Eastern Rd. Lakeside-Marblehead, OH 419-547-7567 or 419-618-1625(cell) Located behind Friendship Station - Rt. 269




18’ X 35’ X 11’4” All electric, well insulated, heated, separate utilities

Price Reduced! A Best Buy!!

Owner Must Sell

902 Lake St. Lakeside-Marblehead 3BR/2BA, Lakefront, Great Views Furniture Negotiable All New Appliances Remodeled Kitchen 419-341-4736 $499,900

This property offers 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, open floor plan, covered deck and lots of updating. Overlooking the marina with views of the lake you’ll also enjoy the priviledges the clubhouse has to offer: indoor swimming pool/ hot tub, exercise room, saunas, large deck for sunning. Two 40’ docks are also included with the property. SELLER FINANCING IS AVAILABLE. Call Carol or Steve Loach at 419-4202360 or 419-421-7094. $259,900 $249,900


CUSTOM BUILT RANCH...3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2200+ sq ft home on corner lot!!! Eat-in kitchen. Formal DR, master suite. 1st floor laundry. 18x28 Finished basement. Handicapped accessible features. Call JENNIFER BEHNKE 419-898-0285.



EAGLE BEACH… Nice corner building lot. Enjoy neighborhood with a park area and beach privileges. Call JOHN or RUTHIE CAPUTO 419-356-3947.

HAND CRAFTED workmanship throughout this new 4 BR, 3 BA, over 2650 sq. ft. ranch. Only $549,900. Many options still available. Call GLENDA WARD 419-341-0044/.

SPACIOUS RANCH Seller will consider RV trade for partial payment. Open floor plan, 24 x 40 garage. Scenic, wooded 3 acre lot w/ trails & small pond. PATTI or DEBI 419-276-7755.

SANDY BEACH First floor Waterfronts Condo with lake view and steps from the pool. Many updates. Preview JEFF WILLIAMS 419-350-2925.

GEM BEACH MOBILE! Swim, fish, sail, and enjoy life! Affordable get-away $17,900! PATTI KIRSCH 419-656-1781.

WEEKEND OR YEAR ROUND 30 ft. dock. 3 BR, 2 BA. Walk to East Harbor State Park. Assoc. swimming pool. Call RUTH DOUGLAS 419-202-0029.

ENJOY SUMMERS ON LAKE ERIE with your own private Beach! Beautiful fiew of the Islands & Sunsets on Lake Erie! $35K refurbishing allowance offered by sellers. ANNA HOLMES 419-341-0863.

LAKE VIEWS, 1ST FLOOR Mostly furnished condo w/ 30’ deeded dock. Well-maintained. Pool & clubhouse. or DEBBIE CONTE 419-656-3356.

What a Buy!

New Price!!

Outstanding Location! AN


GREAT STARTER or RETIRMENT HOME . . . Spiffy 3 bedroom home in Marblehead on 4 lots. Heated garage and BEAUTIFUL YARD. A must see!

Call Barb Gillum 419-265-1331 4 bedroom, brick home with many of its original 1945 architectural features. There aren’t many of these! Call today! DEBBIE CONTE 419-656-3356

For information on over 2000 Homes For Sale or For Open Houses Schedules this week!

• Real Estate • Estates • Liquidations • Farms 419-619-9424

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Mary C. Howard


RSPS, e PRO, SFR OAR Award of Distinction 08-09 E-mail: Website:

419-212-1162 Cell

419-797-1928 Office

RE/MAX Lake Shore Realty

GEM BEACH ESTATES yard sales. Over 30 different sales, located of Twin Beach Rd. July 1,2,3- 9-4. 2059 NAPAMA Marblehead Friday July 2 and Sat July 3rd 9-2pm. Antiques, Children’s toys, Girls Clothes 2-4T like new, household items. All Priced to sell, all in like new condition. Get there early for best selections!

The Beacon

Rooms for Rent



CAPTN’S CUSTOM CARPETS Inlaid nautical carpets, and aft deck carpeting. Our specialty Nautical Gifts Let us put your boat name in carpet 419-732-2182 At Fort Firelands.

Manufactured Homes MFG’D HOMES for sale in nice Lakeside-area park with marina. Contact park owner at 419-798-5103 or visit

GARAGE SALE FURNITURE + HOUSEHOLD SATURDAY JULY 3, 2010 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 410 Erie Beach Road Marblehead Two Doors North of the Erie Food Market

Services LET US do the cleaning for you. Homes, commercial or vacation property. We do it all. 419-681-4999

BIG BIG GARAGE SALES 8am, July 1,2,3. Six homes to shop. 200 block East 6th PC. Use alley off sixth or Jefferson.

QUALITY BUILDINGS, LLC Post Frame Construction, Reroofing, Residing, Seamless Gutters, Poured Walls Residential, Agricultural, Light Commercial Free Estimates, 27+ Years Experience Phone/ Fax 330-893-1180 M-F 7 to 5

FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8-4. Extremely cheap; something for everyone. Lots of boy stuff. Fishin’ accessories! 527 Fulton St, by the Hospital.

Help Wanted

CAR INSURANCE SR 22 fillings - DUI Bonds monthly pay plan Call 734-2050


Carpet Like new from Model Home MOHAWK – COLOR SAND Dollar - Berber and Taupe - Plush. Approx. 170 sq yds $850 - $5 per yard. Call 419-797-7000 AMANA PORTABLE AC, 1400 BTU. Used one week, $125 419-544-2424 Vacation Rentals

Do your own search for properties in our MLS at Call Our Team To See Them . . .

Waterfront, 2BR condo,30’ dock at your door, furnished, pool, beach, deck, garage, enjoy year round, rent if you wish. Large unit Priced to sell, $112,500.


Catawba - WATERFRONT 2731 Sand Rd. 1789 N. Windward 1587 N. Windward

Catawba Island Club 4434 E. Harbor’s Edge 4428 E. Harbor’s Edge 3300 N. Stonehouse

Lake Erie front 4BR home, 35’ dock, 2BR on 1st floor, Many upgrades, lakefront deck, cook’s kitchen, 2 car garage, bonus room, 1st floor living. Add a boat if you wish. $379,900.

Townhouse, 2 BR, central air, lake & dockage close $84,900. 4BR, Catawba Bay, 1st flr, fullSOLD bsmt, pool, waterview, $389,900. Marblehead, deeded waterfront, 1st floor master suite, dockage available,2car garage, part finished bsmt, bonus room, family & living room, $192,500. Dockage and lake at end of street. Byrneal Beach, 3BR, view of Lake, beach, great yard & lot, $109,900 SOLD

2BR mobile, view of Lake, wonderful beach, dockage, $57,900. Waterfront 1BR condo, 30’ dock,new & updated, $62,900. Custom 3BR, family room, eat in kitchen, walk to lake, $195,000. SOLD 24’ dock, 23’ boat, 1000 sq. ft. mobile. you own the land, $99,900 Lakefront 2BR condos, sandy beach, pool, furnished, $179,900

3 bd./1 ba. Sunsets and Island Views 30’ Dock, 2 bd./2 ba. 30’ Dock, 1 bd. Furnished Condo

Catawba – Catawba Cliffs – Gated Community 3845 N. Ridge Dr. 3847 N. Cliff Rd. 4212 E. Park 4253 E. The Trail Dr. 4298 NW Catawba

On the water, fabulous backyard & deck, 1st floor master, wood flooring, three bedrooms, Great Room, marina, custom built home, three car garage, $429,900.



5660 E. Windjammer


$350,000 $172,900 $149,900 $699,000 $699,000 $449,500 $289,000 $1,275,000

2 bd./2 ba., 2.5 C. Gar, Custom 3 bd./ 2.5 ba. 1st Fl. Custom 3 bd./2.5 ba. 2 C. Gar. 2169 sq. ft.

$349,900 $324,900 $349,900


Waterfront, 5 bd./3.5 ba., 3000 sq. ft.

Port Clinton Waterfront 1923-L Yacht Port Beach


4 bd/ 3 ba. 3265 sq. ft. Newer 3 bd/2.5 ba., 2 C. Garage/ Lake Views 3 bd./2 ba., 2 C. Garage 4 bd./2 ba. Updated roof, HVAC Lakefront-OUTSIDE NORTH GATE

Catawba – Colony Club 2105 Carriage Lane


2 bd/2.5 ba. 1 C. Gar. 2 Decks


3 bd./2 ba. Home w/ 30’ Dock


Catawba Lots and Subdivision 210 N. Crest Dr 3031 Tiara Dr. N. Coachman’s Trail 1098 Lost Lake

CATAWBA CONDO. ComeSail-Away. 1 bed / 1 bath. 30 ft. dock at front door. NO PETS. NO SMOKERS $600.00/week, $1,500 mo (770) 735-3061 for details.

Miscellaneous For Sale

“Partners in Real Estate to Serve You Better”

New 3 Br home in Catawba Bay, Marina with dockage, pool, clubhouse, walking trails, full basement, stainless steel appliances, beautiful setting. $339,900.

MARBLEHEAD three bedroom, two bath Ranch. Completely furnished, central air, deck. Close to Lakeside $600 week. Call 440-759-1375

Lakewood Estates Lot $32,400 Catawba Place Lot $37,500 Carriage Cove Subdivision $48,900.00 to $56,000.00 Catawba Bay Lot $59,900.00

Ted Greene 419-563-4968 Cathy Greene 419-563-4967 Glenna Bender 419-341-1579 Mark Hartline 419-341-9999


ORGANIST NEEDED Resurrection Lutheran Church. 419-797-2484, 419797-4628 Mobile Homes for Sale WATERFRONT three bedroom, two bath furnished. Screened porch, includes lot and 50’ boat dock. $54,500 419-236-3728 100 W. BASS CIRCLE, Bass Haven South. Newly remodeled two bedroom, one bath. A year round park 419-341-4491. NICE MOBILE home in the Fountains in Port Clinton. Two bedroom, two bath. $29,000 419-306-6925 TIBBLES MARINA & Mobile Home Court. Two bedroom, one bath. Central air, partially furnished, well maintained. Call to see. $9,200 330-808-1131 Houses for Sale 157 E. OTTAWA ST, Oak Harbor, Ohio. Close to elementary school. First time listing. Two bedrooms, one full bathroom, kitchen, dining area, living room with fireplace, full basement and car and a half garage. Additional storage shed. Home is ready to move in right now. For appointment; call 419-335-8939 ask for Mike. Prefer you are preapproved for loan. 1961 E. HARBOR RD. Port Clinton Great location, 3 bedrooms Near lake & Shopping Asking $89,900 1-740-828-3631 531 SHORT STREET, Port Clinton. Seven year old brick ranch, two bedrooms, two full baths. Eat-in kitchen, dining area, living room,laundry room, attached double car garage. Move-in condition. Ideal for retired couple or summer home. To see, call 419-7342577


Gorgeous 2BR, 2BA condo, 30’ dock, granite Lake Erie, $123,900

OPEN HOUSE Come tour this outstanding property located at the prestigious Catawba Island Club

Friday, July 2 • 3-8 pm Sat., July 3 • 10-4 pm

4217 Firelands Blvd., Port Clinton at the entrance to the CIC Directions: Go north from SR 2 on SR 53, left on Cemetery Road, right on West Catawba Road, left on Beach Club Road, and it will be the first home on the right just past the marina.

CLASSIFIEDS National & Regional

Wanted: VINTAGE ELECTRONICS: Tube type radios, Hi-Fi, stereo, test equipment, amplifiers, speakers, guitars, etc. 419-798-9168 Travel Trailer 40’ TRAVEL TRAILER, sleeps 10 with 10’20’ deck in private park. Excellent condition. 740-262-6462 Camper BAYSIDE 1995 8’X35’ by Youngs. Port Clinton area. Excellent condition, extras included. Total with aluminum awning. REDUCED to $9,000. Call for appointment. 419-691-0929, 419-266-7631 Farming/Produce RED RASPBERRIES, you or we pick. Dependable pickers wanted. John Tracey. Quarry-Hartshorn 419-798-5241 House for Rent TWO BEDROOM, Catawba Island home for rent. Two floors, modern home. Long term rental 321-759-5706



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YELLOW PAGE Service Directory

Construction/Lawn Care/Cleaning Householder Gates Enterprises Roofing ~ Remodeling ~ Concrete Laminate Flooring ~ Tile ~ Siding Painting ~ Handy Man Services Lawn & Landscape ~ Pruning Spring/Fall Cleanup Shane Householder 419-734-4648 • 419-967-9014 cell Housecleaning Kendra Householder 419-967-9015


Handyman Service

George Rinas Top Soil & Landscape INDOOR & OUTDOOR MAINTENANCE

Screened Top Soil Stone Delivery Hydro Seeding

I will do what hubby won't!!!

Let Us Manage Your Property & Lawn & Landscaping Please Call: 419-341-1398 Free Estimates & Insured


Commerc./Industrial Painting May Painting, Inc. Family owned and operated since 1933. Serving Commercial & Industrial Accounts in NW Ohio Specializing In: • Standard Architectural and Multi-Color Coatings • Two Component Epoxy and Urethane Systems • Wood Finishing • Vinyl Wall Coverings • Water Repellent Coatings and Sealers 446 N. Wood St., Fremont, OH Call 419-332-1363 Toll Free 800-797-6252

Driveway Sealing SEAL KING Driveway Sealing

Home Improvement




Lawn Service

L&D Lawn Service

Residential & Commercial Crack Filling & Paving

• Spring Clean Up • Clean Gutters • Mulch • Trimming & Chain Saw Work

Custom Woodworking

Fully Insured-Bonded Complete CondoHome Rehabs Much, Much More!

REACH 30,000 READERS CALL DONNA 419-732-3571

Commercial & Residential Mowing, Rolling & Stump Grinding

Serving Port Clinton, Marblehead, Oak Harbor, Fremont & surrounding Areas Travis Hoffbauer-Owner 419-764-0433 (cell) - 419-981-2063

For Professional Workmanship

CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE SERVICES Commercial & Residential Interior and Exterior Remodeling, Renovations and Improvements Full Service Maintenance, Repairs and Weatherization Services 419-635-5397


Air Conditing & Heating

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Green Edge Lawncare Lawn Service

Complete Landscaping & Design Consultants

• Mowing • Pruning • Mulching • Sprinkler Systems • Pavers • Retaining Walls • Concrete Services

Over 21 Years of Satisfied Customers Free Estimates ~ Family owned Mark W. 419-341-7840 cell or Mark R. 419-392-3669 cell

The Complete  Sewer & Drain  Cleaning  Service 419-898-6395 or 419-635-2446


TJ's Lawn Care and Landscaping

Spring Clean-Up, Weekly/Bi-Weekly Lawn Mowing, Edging, Mulching, Shrub Trimming, Lawn Seeding, Flower Bed Installation & Maintenance, Stone Work: Natural or Pavers - patios, walks, driveways & retaining walls And so Much More...

Free estimates

Fully Insured ~ Senior Discount

419-967-0442 (cell) 419-734-5845

Tuckpointing and repairs: Brick ~ Block ~ Stone

Handyman Service

Steps, Porches, Walkways & Chimneys

Small jobs are my specialty doing the "Honey-Do" lists

No job too small! Craig Kukay Masonry 614-638-9006 (cell)

Captain Fix-it Call Captain Jim Wagnitz 419-967-0520

General Contractor Window Cleaning Window Cleaning

Spider/Pest Control

Lawn Care



Free Estimates - Insured Senior Discounts 419-734-5275 419-656-5953

Home Remodeling Interior Trim Custom Cabinets Mantles Additions Bookcases Stairs/Railing Wine Rooms

Sewer & Drain

• Residential • Commercial • Window Cleaning • Power Washing • Blind Cleaning • Window Tinting • Eves Cleaned • Chandeliers


Bulk Mulch - Black or Brown Stone - 57’s or 8’s and Top Soil We do Deliver Mon. - Fri. 8 to 5, Sat. 9 to 3 1470 S. Danbury Rd. (Next to Monsoon Lagoon)


MENTION THIS AD Get $2.00 discount per yard of mulch

Window Cleaning

REMYS Window Washing Plus

John Rimelspach Air Conditioning & Heating Services 419-625-3406 cell:419-680-5762 • Air Conditioning • Heating • Geothermal • Indoor Air Quality

419-732-6688 • 800-589-3366

Property Maintenance

Free Estimates Fully Insured

ADVERTISE HERE! 419-732-3571

Home Improvement

Island Home Improvement Custom Bath & Kitchens

Tile • Wood Floors • Tile Setter & Repair No Job too small... Free Estimates

Call Ron @ 419-262-2135

Home Improvement

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The Beacon

“I Sell Views”

Homes of Distinction Specialist

Discover the Nor’Easter Cove

CATAWBA ISLAND 1531 N. Compass


3416 Memorial Shoreway

On Catawba Island Nor’Easter Cove Features & Benefits

3 BR 3BA Cape Cod Chalet on canal with 52 Ft. of bulk head. Attached 2 car oversized garage. Jimmy Buffett house with turn-key furnishings. $399,000.00

3BR 2.5BA 5 star location. Sandusky Bay Sunsets! 40ft stone pier along with 40ft of dockage on Johnson's Island. Includes back lot with 30x40 pole barn. $669,900.00

CATAWBA ISLAND. 4331 Marin Lakes. LeMarin Lakefront lot with 100ft of dockage (2 water slips on each side of 50ft dock). Some of the most colorful sunsets and views you will ever see on Lake Erie. $1,500,000.00

• Private Marina • Floating Dock Steps from your home • High Quality Construction • Fabulous Views of West Harbor • Olympic Size Pool • Nor’Easter Club Membership* • Public Water & Sewer

HURON, 512 Mariner Village. 3BR 3BA End unit Condo with all of the ambiance of Lake, golf course and woods living! $299,000.00 CATAWBA ISLAND. 4320 A Marin Woods. 2 BR 2.5BA Townhouse nestled in the woods with peeks of Lake from bedroom. 3rd floor sleeping area or office. Includes 35ft dock (F-24) $169,900.00 MARBLEHEAD. 10861 Bay Point Dr. #1102. 3BR 2.5BA Bay Point Townhome in new phase of condominiums overlooks the quarry with wildlife & fantastic scenic views. Seasonal views of Lake Erie. $349,000.00

For more information please contact: Bill Van Der Giessen PH: 419-656-4300

PORT CLINTON. 128 Clinton Reef. 2BR Condo w/view of Lake Erie and Portage River from the 2 decks. Move-in condition $129,000.00 CATAWBA ISLAND. 2855 Coho. 2BR 1.5BA Harbor Island Condo - gated community. 2nd floor unit with great views and 37+ft dock at door. $249,000.00

With rates this low, there’s never been a better time to buy a home!

*Based on a $150,000 thirty year fixed rate mortgage (pre-approved 30 day lock) at 4.500% (4.654% APR) Buyer must pay a downpayment of 20% of the sale price, 1.000 discount points, closing costs and prepaids. Financing through Howard Hanna Mortgage Services. Rates effective 06/22/10. Rates subject to change without notice. Howard Hanna Mortgage Services, 800 W. St. Clair Avenue, 3rd Floor, Cleveland, Ohio 44113, (216) 447-0077, is licensed by the Ohio Division of Financial Institutions license numbers MB802719.000 and SM 501117.000. Equal Housing Lender.


Move right in with home warranty 3 bed/1 bath - 1062 sq ft 1.2 acre spacious lot $91,500 Mary Ann Gecsi or Robin Rohrbaugh 419-734-5751

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5078 E Water Street ($649,000) . . . Oliver Hazzard Perry Slept Here…..well maybe nearby; on Catawba Point this 1895 home is beautifully restored and is suitable for a home occupation or possible B&B and priced for today’s market at $649,000. Agent Owned for 32 years! 1600 N Buck Rd #100 ($139,000) (Open house Saturday July 3rd, 1-3pm) . . . American Dream, a waterREDUCED front home with dockage at your door for several boats, the double deck area is cantilevered over the water in a location second to none! Fully furnished and ready for you right now. Leased land paid for the remainder of the year. Stop by to see for yourself what your missing!

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• Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath • 2 story garage for recreation & storage • Steps to lake and beach • $108,900 • Ellen Golias 419-265-3676


• 6 bdrm/3.5ba – 4076 sq. ft. • Gem Beach Waterfront - Steps to dockage • • $450,000 • Sue Piacentino 419-341-4945

2086 S Dorchester ($499,000) . . . Red EDUCED White and Blue, this one’s for you! R Nearly new, open floor plan with dockage at your door. Beautifully appointed throughout with hardwoods, granite and tile and a bonus room too. 3854 Memorial Shoreway ($649,000) . . . Historic Johnson’s Island waterfront home on a double lot; completely remodeled throughout, unbelievable custom kitchen, most mechanicals are new, this home has spectacular sunsets and room for plenty of visitors!


4555 E Forest Glen ($679,000) . . . Confederate Dollars, never bought so much for the money! Original REDUCED appraisal over 1M and now completed at this price makes it the BBIT. With 50” Dock at the door, a fully finished walk out lower level opens to the harbor in the sheltered Baycliffs marina. Minutes to Cedar Point and the Islands. 8171 E Lake Blvd ($1,199,000) . . . Plant Your Flag on this beachfront! 190’ of the best waterfront beach available and a home that is was built with real American Ingenuity, creative use of hardwoods and open spaces, this is a one of a kind home and a must see for the discerning buyer. Comes with your private 35’ boat slip on the harbor adjacent.


4605 S Memorial Shoreway ($649,000) . . . The Great Escape took place here in 1000 and it could be yours too! This wonderful home sit with water on three sides with views from every corner! Fully furnished, turnkey home, could be yours to enjoy immediately. All the extras with granite and hardwood and an open floor plan for family and friends to enjoy with you!


4484 Cliff Rd ($699,000) Price Reduced . . . America the Beautiful can only describe the Catawba Cliffs where this home occupies a large corner lot with a “secret” across the street. Everything that you want or need can be found here, ground floor master is handicapped accessible too! Original appraisal at $940,000 this home is priced to SELL! 2885 N Trillium Custom luxury throughout the 3 plus levels of this gracious living near the Catawba Island Club perched along the quiet waterside where you can enjoy the solitude with that special person (or a good book)!

OPEN HOUSES 351 N Channel Grove July 3rd & July 4th 1-3 pm Overlooking the East Harbor, this home provides the big three, location, condition and price! $359,000 163 N Channel Grove July 3rd & 4th 1-3 pm You can’t duplicate the quality in this home at this price, a must see for anyone who enjoys quality! $259,000

Catawba Cliffs

• 3 bd/2.5 ba. 2832 sq. ft. • Updated 2010, views of Lake • • $699,000.00 • Mark Hartline 419-341-9999

Catawba Island

• 3BR/3BA/Office/Open floor plan • Exquisitely decorated with beautiful upgrades • Panoramic water views/Private dockage/Nature trails • CHERYL HETRICK 419-202-0144

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2 side of waterfront/97’of dockage 5 bdrms/3ba – 3211 sq. ft $775,000 Sue Piacentino 419-341-4945

11110 Lakeland Drive ($269,900) Nearly new throughout with privacy and views, this is an exceptional home! More for the money here! 2175 S Bristol Drive ($499,000) Dockage and views are a rare combination. This home provides the best of both worlds at a price you cannot overlook! 3566 Surfside Drive ($799,000) Lakefront luxury and quality are the perfect match. Sunsets and Colorful Regattas provide the entertainment! 250 N Crest Drive ($249,000) This is the perfect affordable waterfront home, gated community, ground floor living with sleeping loft, move in condition! 4762 Woodland Drive ($429,000)Adjacent to the CIC Arthur Hills Golf Course, on nearly an acre of beautiful landscape. The perfect ranch home features separate living areas for the nanny, guests, teens or mom and dad; you decide who the lucky winner is! 1623 N Windward ($154,900) It can’t get better than a fully furnished ground floor condo with the dock at the door and only steps to the pool! 368 N Lighthouse Oval Drive ($139,000) Easy & affordable year round living in quiet community just outside the gates of Lakeside.

Catawba Cliffs

• 4 bd/ 3 ba. Immaculate Home • Open Great Room, Attn. to detail throughout. • • $699,000.00 • Mark Hartline 419-341-9999


• Waterfront 1st fl. Condo with 30’ Dock • Turn the key and enter a true get-a-way • • $149,900.00 • Mark Hartline 419-341-9999


• 3 BR/ 2 baths/ Open fl plan • Gorgeous waterfront views/walk to dockage • Entirely updated with beautiful decor • $215,000 • CHERYL HETRICK 419-202-0144

3334 Confederate Drive ($149,000) Johnson’s Island Retreat! Enjoy the peaceful, tranquil atmosphere that is located near dockage and beaches. Priced to sell!! 25-B Willow Cove ($249,000) Waterfront, fully furnished on Sandusky Bay where water sports are a way of life! Private dock in the association marina too! 3666 E Baycliffs ($949,000) Amazing views that overlook the Baycliff Marina. Exceptional design with soaring ceilings, oversized showers and much more. This home has a private floating dock and even a secret staircase to get to it. 9009 E Rockport ($998,000) Enjoy 7 island lakefront views while entertaining your guests in this nearly new custom home. Waterfront veranda that opens to a pebble beach, this home is priced less than the cost to reproduce. 1544 NE Catawba ($295,000) Charming ranch featuring 3 bedrooms, spacious living and dining room with an attached garage. Plenty of space for toys, hobbying or just plain relaxing. A must see!!


• Completely updated 2 bedroom home • Comes with dockage on the Bay • Low, low utility costs • $109,900 • Karmen Lucas 419-656-9188


• 3 bed, 1 1/2 bath just ouside town • Quality updating, move in ready • Beautiful sunsets, peek of Lake • $189,900 • SHARON POLANCO 409-314-0080


• Comes w/ 2 boat docks, pool & great views of East Harbor • Never occupied - 1824 sq ft., 3 BR/ baths, 1 car garage • Great room w/ fireplace, granite, custom cabinets… • $283,500 • Karmen Lucas 419-656-9188


Marblehead – close to lighthouse 3.24 acre bldg. lot or develop. site • Wooded with quarry views • All utilities avail at edge of property • $275,700 • Karmen Lucas 419-656-9188

Port Clinton

• 4 bedrooms/ 3 full baths / .52 Acres • Open Fl plan/ Vaulted ceilings/ Granite counters • Waterfront w/65 ft. dockage at door • $ 239,000 • CHERYL HETRICK 419-202-0144

Port Clinton

• Beautiful woodwork & wood floors • Partially fenced large back yard • 4 Bedroom incl./Main floor master + Extra room • $89,500 • Karmen Lucas 419-656-9188

Catawba Island • Catawba Bay, dock available • Community clubhouse, pool, trails • • $59,500 • Glenna Bender 419-341-1579

1541 N Anchor ($369,000) Spacious great room for entertaining guests if staying home if not just walk out to your 55’ of dockage and hop in your boat for a day at the islands. 3045 W Wayne ($149,000)Waterfront ranch on the Portage River with a 34’boat slip. Appreciate the panoramic views of the abundance of wildlife and boaters passing by. 3609 E State Road ($279,000) Brick ranch with almost 3 acres located just off state route 53, close to the airport and shopping. Best and highest use would be commercial but could be used for residential. 5291 E Swan #3 (339,000) Beautifully upgraded condo with a waterfront view that overlooks the boat harbor and is steps to the private clubhouse, fitness room and community pool. Have a boat no problem dockage is available. 4620 Catawba woods ($99,000) Corner unit in a great location that is very private with a larger sunroom and deck for your enjoyment. 10951 Bayshore Rd #206 (247.000) Can’t get better than this fully furnished condo in a great location across from Bay Point Resort where all the fun in the sun happens. Don’t worry about dockage it’s available. 10931 E Bayshore Rd #404A (249,000) Lake Erie views from this two story condo at Bay Point. Read a book in your 3 seasons room then come inside and enjoy a cozy evening in front of your fireplace. This condo features an attached garage.

Harbor Bay Estates • Beachfront lot - 75x220 • Private marina and clubhouse • Hanne Boger 419-341-1250

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Who is rocking Gem Beach? Gem Beach Rocks organizers have announced just who is going to rock Gem Beach this year. The annual event, scheduled for noon to 8 p.m. Sept. 18, will feature the musical stylings of The Travelin’ Lounge Lizards, Wally and the Beavs, Paradise Island and Parrots of the Caribbean. Sponsorships are still available for the United Way fundraising event. For information, call 419-734-6445 or visit


Wally & The Beavs With an extraordinary blend of vocal harmonies and infectious dance rhythms, Wally & the Beavs has captured the timeless dance music and classic rock hits that have delighted music fans from the ’50s into the millennium. Known as “nice guys with horns,” the Beavs are seven professional musicians who bring an amazing and amusing amount of talent and experience to the stage. The Beavs have opened for The Temptations and The Grassroots, while front man Wally has shared the stage with The Beach Boys, Three Dog Night, The Tubes, Head East and Edgar Winter. Although the band is comfortable on the concert stage, the members of Wally and the Beavs feel most at home presiding over a packed dance floor. From the first recognizable Chicago horn riff to the last crashing Beatle chord you will sing along and dance the night away with this fun-filled show of good time rock and roll. For information and a full schedule, visit

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Entertainment 10pm - 2am Friday, July 2 - Lovesick Radio Saturday, July 3 - The Brave Youngster Sunday, July 4 - Neon Black Thursday, July 8 & Friday, July 9 Splendid Chaos Saturday, July 10 - TBA

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The Travelin’ Lounge Lizards

Paradise Island Band A six-piece powerhouse dance band based out of Columbus, the Paradise Island Band has been entertaining audiences throughout the Midwest for nearly two decades. Known for a crowd-pleasing diversity of styles, Paradise Island does it all from rock

classics to Motown melodies to blues, funk and current hits. They play with a power and authenticity that guarantees a party whenever they perform. The seasoned professionals feature an incomparable line-up of the region’s best entertainers. During the summer months, Paradise Island performs at many out-

door concerts and festivals. They also spend a great deal of time working famous resort sites from the Round House on Put-in-Bay to Sloppy Joe’s in Key West, Fla. Entertaining for corporate events, private parties, wedding receptions and club gigs fill out the rest of the calendar for Paradise Island Band.

The Travelin’ Lounge Lizards were formed in the summer of 1990 when Port Clinton Yacht Club hired the classic rock group Rare Earth to perform at their Parking Lot Party. That event was a seven-hour affair and Rare Earth was scheduled to play only an hour and a half! What to do for the other five hours? Somebody suggested putting together a band of local yacht club members who had played in bands previously. Chuck Reichman was immediately tabbed, along with Todd Finke and John Schaffner, who played in a band in high school. A few other elements were added (Dr. Gary Gruenke on bass and Bob Hille on rhythm guitar) and a band was formed. With a couple of personnel changes over the years, the Travelin’ Lounge Lizards have played to audiences all across northern Ohio and as far away as Gaylord, Mich., and Key West, Fla. The band’s focus has always been on Classic Rock tunes from the Rolling Stones, ZZ Top, Jimmy Buffet, Grand Funk Railroad and others. The Lizards are Chuck Reichman on lead guitar and vocals, John Schaffner on keyboard and vocals, Glen Tetzloff on bass guitar and vocals, Todd Finke on drums and vocals and Mike Reichman on rhythm guitar


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Parrots of the Caribbean The Parrots of the Caribbean are known internationally as the No.1 Jimmy Buffett Tribute band in the country, delighting audiences throughout the U.S. and Canada for a decade. Along with your favorite Buffett hits, they perform the acclaimed Original trop-rock hits from their latest CD,“Cool Bayou,” a tropical blend of zydeco, rock, country and patriotic flair that will have you up and dancing. Who are they? • Lead Singer and harmonica player Dave Albrecht — aka J.B. — is a true showman providing a feast for the eyes and ears, “electrifying” the fans with his vocals, music, antics and costumes. • Gary “Riptide” Rigmaiden, Louisiana-born and world-traveled, sings back-up while laying down complex bass guitar riffs that’ll keep you movin’ and grooving.’ • Greg “Great White” Martin is a monster drummer and percussionist who literally pumps up the energy in the house, while singing lead and backing vocals. • Jeff “Hawaiian Hillbilly” Cline will blow you away on lead guitar with his award-winning style, as he plays it all, while singing

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live music Thursday DAVID FAIR, 2 p.m., Beer Barrel Saloon, Put-in-Bay, 419-285-BEER PARADISE ISLAND, 2 p.m., Round House Bar, Putin-Bay, 419-285-2323 KENNY KIDD, 5 p.m., Beer Barrel Saloon, Put-in-Bay, 419-285-BEER RAY BANS, 5 to 8 p.m., Mon Ami, Port Clinton, 419797-4446 KARAOKE, 7 p.m., Nick’s Road House, Port Clinton, 419-732-3069 KARAOKE WITH GALEN MARIN, 8 p.m., Erie Kai Tavern, Huron, 419-4334910 PARADISE ISLAND, 9 p.m., Round House Bar, Putin-Bay, 419-285-2323 KARAOKE W/ HANK FOX, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Waldo Peppers, Port Clinton, 419-301-3700 THE MAXX BAND, 9:30 p.m., Beer Barrel Saloon, Put-in-Bay, 419-285-BEER

Friday MIKE “MAD DOG” ADAMS, 2 p.m., Round House Bar, Put-in-Bay, 419285-2323 KENNY KIDD, 2 p.m., Beer Barrel Saloon, Put-in-Bay, 419-285-BEER WALLY & THE BEAVS, 5:30 p.m., Beer Barrel Saloon, Put-in-Bay, 419-285BEER DARRYL GATLIN, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Mon Ami, Port Clinton, 419-797-4446 TRAVLIN JOHNSONS, 8 p.m., Boardwalk, Put-in-Bay, 419-285-3695 STEVE BROWNELL, 8 p.m., Nick’s Road House, Port Clinton, 419-732-3069 NAME THAT TUNE, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., Cleats, Marblehead, 419-734-9464 BRADFORD WHITE, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Bag the Moon, Kelleys Island, 419746-2365

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RAY FOGG SHOW, 8 p.m., Brewery, 419-285-HOPS FREE BEER BAND, 9 p.m., Jamestown Tavern, Marblehead, 419-798-5615 D.J. HURRICANE, 9 p.m., Nick’s Road House, Port Clinton, 419-732-3069 KILLER FLAMINGOS, 9 p.m., Round House Bar, Putin-Bay, 419-285-2323 SOUL’D OUT, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Mon Ami, Port Clinton, 419-797-4446 THE MAXX BAND, 9:30 p.m., Beer Barrel Saloon, Put-in-Bay, 419-285-BEER BRIGIDS CROSS, 10 p.m., Hooligans, Put-in-Bay, 419285-5450 4TH DAY ECHO, 10 p.m., Mr. Eds Bar & Grille, Put-inBay, 419-285-5042 LOVESICK RADIO, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Mr. Eds, Port Clinton, 419-734-2243

Saturday TRAVLIN JOHNSONS, 2 p.m., Boardwalk, Put-in-Bay, 419-285-3695 KENNY KIDD, 2 p.m., Beer Barrel Saloon, Put-in-Bay, 419-285-BEER BAR MIKE “MAD DOG” ADAMS, 2 p.m., Round House Bar, Put-in-Bay, 419285-2323 ACOUSTIC MAYHEM, 3 p.m., Boathouse, Put-in-Bay, 419-285-5665 WALLY & THE BEAVS, 5:30 p.m., Beer Barrel Saloon, Put-in-Bay, 419-285BEER TWIST, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Mon Ami, Port Clinton, 419797-4446 FRANK & DEAN, 7 to 10 p.m., Cleats, Marblehead, 419-734-9464 TRAVLIN JOHNSONS, 8 p.m., Boardwalk, Put-in-Bay, 419-285-3695 LEGACY, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., Waldo Peppers, Port Clinton, 419-301-3700 J K ALL DAY, 9 p.m., Jamestown Tavern,

NEON BLACK, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Mr. Eds, Port Clinton, 419-734-2243

Marblehead, 419-798-5615 THE MAXX BAND, 9 p.m., Crescent Tavern, Put-in-Bay, 419-285-4211 EDDIE & THE EDSELS, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Mon Ami, Port Clinton, 419-797-4446 THE CURVE, 9:30 p.m., Nick’s Road House, Port Clinton, 419-732-3069 BRIGIDS CROSS, 10 p.m., Hooligans, Put-in-Bay, 419285-5450 4TH DAY ECHO, 10 p.m., Mr. Eds Bar & Grille, Put-inBay, 419-285-5042 THE BRAVE YOUNGSTER, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Mr. Eds, Port Clinton, 419-734-2243


KILLER FLAMINGOS, 2 p.m., Round House Bar, Putin-Bay, 419-285-2323 KENNY KIDD, 2 p.m., Beer Barrel Saloon, Put-in-Bay, 419-285-BEER TOAST & JAM, 5:30 p.m., Beer Barrel Saloon, Put-inBay, 419-285-BEER KILLER FLAMINGOS, 9 p.m., Round House Bar, Putin-Bay, 419-285-2323 THE MAXX BAND, 9:30 p.m., Beer Barrel Saloon, Put-in-Bay, 419-285-BEER



TRAVLIN JOHNSONS, 1 p.m., Boardwalk, Put-in-Bay, 419-285-3695 KENNY KIDD, 2 p.m., Beer Barrel Saloon, Put-in-Bay, 419-285-BEER MIKE “MAD DOG” ADAMS, 2 p.m., Round House Bar, Put-in-Bay, 419285-2323 COLIN DUSSAULT, 2 to 6 p.m., Mon Ami, Port Clinton, 419-797-4446 BOB GATEWOOD SOLO SHOW, 3 p.m., Fishbowl, Put-in-Bay, 419-285-3833 KEY MOTION, 4 to 8 p.m., Cleats, Marblehead, 419734-9464 WALLY & THE BEAVS, 5:30 p.m., Beer Barrel Saloon, Put-in-Bay, 419-285BEER LIVE MUSIC, 6 to 9 p.m., Patio at Nagoya, Port Clinton, 419-734-6400 KARAOKE W/ D J MIC, 9 p.m., Jamestown Tavern, Marblehead, 419-798-5615 KILLER FLAMINGOS, 9 p.m., Round House Bar, Putin-Bay, 419-285-2323 THE MAXX BAND, 9:30 p.m., Beer Barrel Saloon, Put-in-Bay, 419-285-BEER NAKED KARATE GIRLS, 9:30 p.m., Boathouse, Putin-Bay, 419-285-5665

KENNY KIDD, 2 p.m., Beer Barrel Saloon, Put-in-Bay, 419-285-BEER THE APPROACH, 2 p.m., Round House Bar, Put-inBay, 419-285-2323 TOAST & JAM, 5:30 p.m., Beer Barrel Saloon, Put-inBay, 419-285-BEER THE APPROACH, 9 p.m., Round House Bar, Put-inBay, 419-285-2323 THE MAXX BAND, 9:30 p.m., Beer Barrel Saloon, Put-in-Bay, 419-285-BEER

Wednesday CRUISIN, 2 p.m., Round House Bar, Put-in-Bay, 419285-2323 KENNY KIDD, 2 p.m., Beer Barrel Saloon, Put-in-Bay, 419-285-BEER TOAST & JAM, 5:30 p.m., Beer Barrel Saloon, Put-inBay, 419-285-BEER ACOUSTICAL JAM NIGHT WITH TOM MARTIN, 8 p.m., Erie Kai Tavern, Huron, 419-4334910 LUCKY YOU, 9 p.m., Round House Bar, Put-in-Bay, 419285-2323 OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MIKE P, 9 p.m., Jamestown Tavern, Marblehead, 419798-5615

• 18 Holes Par 72 • Full Bar & Restaruant • Full Service Golf Shop • Instruction by PGA Pros • Rental Clubs • Senior & Military Discounts • 15 minutes from Jet Express Call 419-898-1493 for tee time

area events July 1

Movie at the Library

WHAT: “Alice in Wonderland” by Tim Burton will be playing. Pizza, pop, and a dessert will be provided. For teens entering grades 6-12 in the fall. Enter through rear community room door. WHEN: 10 p.m. to midnight; doors open at 9:45 p.m. INFO: 419-732-321

Schedel Gardens Tour

WHAT: Evening tour for individuals or groups. Learn historical Schedel information plus details of trees and plants of the 17-acre garden estate. Reservations are required. WHEN: 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River S. Road, Elmore COST: $12 INFO:

Artie Shaw Orchestra

WHEN: 8:15 p.m. WHERE: Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside COST: Admission requires a gate pass ($17.50 for adults, $12.25 for youth ages 12-18, and free for children under 12 and guests over 90) INFO: www.lakesideohio. com or call 866-952-5374.

July 1-5

EAA’S Ford Tri-Motor

WHAT: The Experimental Aircraft Association is bringing its restored 1929 Ford Tri-Motor airplane back to Port Clinton during a five-state mini tour. EAA “Tin Goose” Chapter 1247 will host the event. WHEN: July 1 – 2 to 5 p.m. and July 2-5 — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport in Port Clinton. COST: Flights are $50 to EAA members and $60 for non-members INFO: Reservation line 1-800-843-3612 or www.

July 2

Capitol Steps 10433 Oak Harbor SE, Oak Harbor, OH

TIKI BAR NOW OPEN At 11am Thursday - Monday Outdoor Dining

Happy Hour 11-6pm


WHAT: Nearly 30 years ago, the Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers satirizing the people and places that employed them. Although not all members of the group are former Capitol Hill staffers, the

performers have worked in a total of 18 Congressional offices and represent 62 years of House and Senate experience. WHEN: 8:15 p.m. WHERE: Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside COST: Admission requires a gate pass ($17.50 for adults, $12.25 for youth ages 12-18, and free for children under 12 and guests over 90) INFO: www.lakesideohio. com or call 866-952-5374.

July 2-4

4th of July Celebration

WHAT: Pack up the family and escape to Put-in-Bay for a great three day weekend featuring a concert by the Central Ohio symphony Orchestra and of course FIREWORKS! The free concert is provided through the generosity of Put-in-Bay residents and is co-sponsored by the Put-inBay Arts Council. Concert begins at 6 p.m. on the back porch of the Perry’s Victory Visitor Center. On July 4th at 10 p.m., Island business owners and friends of Put-in-Bay will sponsor a spectacular fireworks show downtown over the harbor WHERE: Downtown Put-inBay INFO: 419-285-2832 or

July 3

Independence Day Celebration

WHAT: Independence Celebration featuring local performances, live music, games, Duck Race, food, refreshments, giant inflatables, and fireworks spectacular at dusk! WHEN: 6 to 11 p.m. WHERE: Mill Street Riverfront, Oak Harbor INFO: 419-898-0479 or chamber@oakharborohio. net or

Summer Dance

WHAT: Join us for a summer dance party on Saturday night. Then view fireworks put on by the local communities from our beach. WHEN: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. WHERE: East Harbor State Park, 1169 N. Buck Road, Marblehead INFO: 419-734-4424, ext. 2, or dave.ferguson@dnr.state. or

Fri. - Tiger Entertainment 4:30 - 8:30 Sat. - Legacy II 4:30 - 8:30 Live t n e m in Enterta Sun. - Chris Shutters 3-7 The Garden Guest Dinner Theatre presents

The Midwest Premiere of the Musical Comedy by Phil Olsen and Wayland Pickard

2590 Sand Rd. Port Clinton 419-734-6568


dR San



The Musical

SR 163

with original Los Angeles Cast

Catering • Private Parties • Special Events

Friday Night Triple Lobster Tails $17.99

Wednesdays All-you-can-eat perch

Sunday Dinner Special 2 Lobster Tails & 6oz. Sirloin $17.99

It’s “Mamma Mia” meets “Spinal Tap”

Starring: Pamela Donnelly (All My Children) Jim Stahl (Curb Your Enthusiasm) Christopher Fairbanks (House, Medium) Gwendolyn Druyor Robert Moon (Miss Saigon, The Sound of Music)

AUGUST 18-19-20-21-22, 2010 at Knights of Columbus Hall E. Perry Street, Port Clinton, Ohio

Cost: $35.00 Includes show, dinner, tax & gratuity Tickets: 419-960-1681 Pugil Stick Tournament

WHAT: Bodi N Balance of Port Clinton will be hosting the annual pugil stick tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Additions include a car and motorcycle show, food from the BBQ Traveler, the Bud Light Girls, kid’s games and a petting zoo. WHERE: Bodi N Balance, 3936 Ohio. 53, Port Clinton INFO: Trevor Tieche at 419732-1000

Hike the Dikes

WHAT: Topic: Dragonflies-

NORTHCOAST LIVE Jewels with Wings WHEN: 9 a.m. WHERE: Magee Marsh, 13229 W. State Rt. 2 in Oak Harbor COST: Free INFO: Contact Mary at mary.warren@dnr.state.oh. us or at 419-898-0960 #31; www.friendsofmageemarsh. org.

July 8

Eye Catching Arrangements

locally owned Grapevine Floral Design, will demonstrate how to make beautiful arrangements with cuttings from your garden. Reservations are required. WHEN: 6:30 p.m. WHERE: The Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River S. Rd. Elmore COST: $12 per person INFO:

was unable to produce “Mame.” Instead, the group will produce “Nunsense.” All season tickets for the production of “Mame” will be honored. WHEN: Thursday to Saturday: 8 p.m. and Sunday: 2 p.m. WHERE: Port Clinton

Thursday, July 1, 2010 5 Performing Arts Center, 604 W. Sixth St., Port Clinton INFO: 419-734-5504 or

July 9

Growing Up Wild

WHAT: Growing Up Wild - Oh Deer. For ages 4-7

WHEN: 10 to 10:45 a.m. WHERE: Magee Marsh, 13229 W. State Rt. 2 in Oak Harbor COST: Free INFO: Contact Mary at mary.warren@dnr.state.oh. us or at 419-898-0960 #31; www.friendsofmageemarsh. org.

July 8-11; 15-18

WHAT: Have a fresh bouquet at your table every day. Joe Angelone, florist of


WHAT: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Playmakers

3266 N.E. Catawba Rd. (Rt. 53) Catawba Island


Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Daily Specials Open at 8:00am

Best Chowder ON CATAWBA!

Great Entertainment at the World’s Longest Bar Appearing Live on Stage at the Beer Barrel Saloon July 1 July 2 July 3 July 4 July 5 July 6 July 7 David Fair Kenny Kidd Kenny Kidd Kenny Kidd Kenny Kidd Kenny Kidd Kenny Kidd 2pm-5pm 2pm-5pm 2pm-5pm 2pm-5pm 2pm-5pm 2pm-5pm 2pm-5pm Kenny Kidd Wally & Wally & Wally & Toast Toast Toast 5pm-9pm The Beavs The Beavs The Beavs & Jam & Jam & Jam 5:30pm5:30pm5:30pm5:30pm5:30pm5:30pmThe Maxx 9:00pm 9:00pm 9:00pm 9:00pm 9:00pm 9:00pm 9:30pm1:30am The Maxx The Maxx The Maxx The Maxx The Maxx The Maxx 9:30pm9:30pm9:30pm9:30pm9:30pm9:30pm1:30am 1:30am 1:30am 1:30am 1:30am 1:30am

Tipper’s Evening Entertainment

Darryl Gatlin Show July 1-4 • Bob Gatewood July 5-8

Beer • Wine • Spirits • Good Food

what’s happening?

Planning an event? Booking a band? Send info to Story ideas? Call Angie Adair at 419-732-2154 Downtown Put-in-Bay 419-285-BEER

Partying In Punta Cana

February 21-28, 2011

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Prices are based on double occupancy rooms & capacity controlled Single pricing available upon request

Call Carmen at Adventure Travel 1-800-850-8131

Friday, July 2nd 9p-1a & Saturday, July 3rd 9p-1a J. F. W A L L E Y E ’ S


We’d like to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July!

Island DJ “Dr. Z” Saturday 1-5p and Sunday 9p-1a


6 Thursday, July 1, 2010


Live Entertainment

Great Food, Great Drinks

Tuesday - Sunday @ 10pm

July 4th DJ Hondo, 10pm Upstairs Lounge Open Saturdays @ 10pm w/DJ Ice Sunday Funday w/DJ Hondo 10pm DJ EJ Wed, Fri & Sat, 10pm DJ Hondo Thur & Sun, 10pm Home of the Fly'n Pig

Full Menu Available Mon. - Thur. 11am - 10pm; Fri & Sat. 11am - 12am

Check out our event details on Facebook ~ Become a fan Open 7 days til 2:30 am • 111 Madison St. Port Clinton • 419-732-2030

The Beacon/Huron Hometown News


Tiki Bar and Patio Open

ENTERTAINMENT Sign up for the Friday, July 2nd Bob Lawitzke 7-11 PM Saturday, July 3rd Kaptain Kurt 7-11 PM Sunday, July 4th Kevin Cullen 7-11 PM

41º 82º Fishing Tournament July 11th, 2010 Entry forms due by July 5th

1st Saponari Single Elimination Corn-Hole Tournament!!

$20 per team, cash and/or prizes for top 3 places, standard rules apply!! Stop by for sign-up sheet & rules!! First tournament will be held July 5th on the south lawn!!

Late Night Menu After 11pm 419-734-1742 • Route 269, 1/2 Mile North of East Harbor State Park

Membership Has Its Privileges Ours are Fun and Friendship

Join now and enjoy your summer with us!

Restaurant and Historic Winery

Step to the Beat this Summer at Mon Ami! FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND

Saturday July 3 Seafood Buffet Breakfast Sunday 8-11 Sunday dinner 5-8 Friday nite Prime Rib

Thursday July 1st Ray Bans 5 - 8 PM

Friday July 2nd Darryl Gatlin 5:30 - 8:30 PM Soul’d Out 9 PM - 1 AM

Saturday July 3rd

Friday July 2 House of Rhythm AKA Captain Kirk Saturday July 3 (Poolside) Carlyle Smith 1-4pm Saturday Night CRUISIN 8:30-12:30 Sunday July 4 (Poolside) Darryl Green 1-5pm

Twist 5:30 - 8:30 PM Eddie & The Edsels 9 - 1 AM

Sunday July 4th Colin Dussault 2 - 6 PM Monday-Friday Happy Hour - 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Monday - Burger & a Beer - $7.50 Thursday - Pasta Bar - $11.99 Friday - Wine & Dine - $46.99 per Couple Saturday - Seafood Buffett - $28.99 per Person Sunday - Brunch Buffett - $17.99 per Person

* Located Just Past the Harbor Island Bridge *

Nor ‘Easter Club

A Private Club

and Marina

Phone: 419-797-4466

3845 East Wine Cellar Road, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452 419.797.4445 •

“A Lifestyle Worth Living” Boating • Tennis • Golfing • Fishing • Sunsets Dining at your Doorstep

Final Phase!

%D 85 L T! SO U O

on Catawba

Open Wed. - Sun. from 4 - Close

Mon Ami Wine Dinner Series Presents “Celebrate Bastille Day” Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Featuring Mon Ami Wines Welcome Reception 5:30 PM Call 419-960-4208 for Reservations

SAVE 50% NOW! On upgrades up to $30,000.* You save $15,000!


Ranch Villas - 2 Car Garage - Golf Cart Storage Freedom and Ease of Single-Story, Resort Style Living Single story living surrounded by new Arthur Hills Championship Golf Course Golf Membership Optional

• 1 Story Living • 2 Bedrooms

• 2 Full Baths • 2+ Car Garage

• Vaulted Ceilings • Community Center • Golf Cart Storage • Heated Pool

Seasonal Rentals Available. *On select homes. For a limited time only. Expires June 30, 2010. See sales associate for details.

SALES CENTER HOURS: 11 am - 5:30 pm Daily

2675 Canterbury Circle off of NW Catawba Rd.

(Across from Beach Club Rd. & entrance to Catawba Island Club)

(419) 797-0230

The Beacon - July 1, 2010  

The scope of Independence Day was not lost John Adams. Even a day after completion of the Declaration of Inde- pendence he wrote: “I am apt...