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Port Clinton Police, in conjunction with elements from the Ottawa County Sheriff ’s Department, along with elements of the Coast Guard, Border Patrol and Homeland Security, conducted “Operation Safe Boating/See Something, Say Something” last Saturday along the Portage River. The last boat they checked resulted in a Felony Drug Arrest! –––––––– Speaking of Law Enforcement, I spoke with acting Sheriff Randy Riedmaier on Saturday and learned that Ottawa County Sheriff Bob Bratton is home resting following triple-bypass open heart surgery last week. Let’s all pray for a quick recovery. –––––––– We had 151 entries in our Find Wylie contest this week. Our winner is Kathleen Golias of Marblehead who found Wylie hiding in the Big Sky Saloon ad on page 6A last week. Kathleen wins a ticket to Monsoon Lagoon. Our “Win it on the Web” Contest winner is Jamie Coleman chosen from 80 entries. She wins a $20 gift card from Friendship Food Stores. We’ll hide Wylie again this week and when you find him, fill out the Find Wylie Ad and drop it at our office (Beacon Place Shopping Center, next to Goodwill) or … click on Wylie on our website homepage, or … click on the “Win it on the Web” icon. –––––––– Much thanks again to our friends from Brush Wellman Company and to all of the helpers and donors for the 20th Annual Chick Schaffner Memorial Charity Golf Classic held in perfect conditions last Monday at Catawba Island Club. Over 100 golfers participated and close to $16,000 was raised to help the Ottawa County Heart Fund and Stein Hospice. –––––––– Happy 100th Birthday to Starr Carstens who turns 100 years old on July 2. She will celebrate with 4 generations of her family at the Nor’Easter Club that day. She is a resident of the Vineyard on Catawba having moved here from Naples, Florida. Her hobbies include sailing, golf and travel! –––––––– Speaking of The Vineyard, they will have an Ice Cream Social on Friday, June 26 from 2-5 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by “The Senior Class” a vocal group from Genoa. –––––––– Mark July 12 down on your calendar for the Annual Arts and Crafts show sponsored by the Port Clinton Women’s Club and the Kiwanis Barbecue at the Shelter House at Lakeview Park. Kiwanis will be serving their famous BBQ Beef, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, Cole slaw, chips and cookies from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. –––––––– Dr. Kurt Borows, pastor of Resurrection Lutheran Church on Catawba, celebrated his 45th year in the ministry on Sunday, June 21. He has served the congregation there since 1977. After the service, the congregation gathered for a cake in honor of the occasion. –––––––– There has been some interest in the development of a Dog Park on Catawba Island. There is interest, but the Township Trustees need to assess “how much”. So, a special e-mail address has been set up for residents to respond … We shall see how much interest might be gained by a number of folks logging in. –––––––– The Port Clinton Firefighters Association is raffling off two tickets to the Ohio State-University of Toledo football game at Cleveland Brown’s Stadium on September 19. Raffle tickets are only $1 each or 6 for $5 and can be purchase from any member of the PC Firefighters Assn. or from either location of OurGuest Inn & Suites. The drawing will be held on Labor Day at the Fire Station. –––––––– The “Ace of Clubs” 4-H Club is hosting the 10th Annual Hog Calling Contest at the Ottawa County Air on July 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the entertainment tent. Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd three age groups, under 10, 11-17 and adults 18+. Entry forms are available at the fairgrounds until July 20. –––––––– The Danbury Senior Center will hold a rummage sale this Saturday and Sunday, June 27 & 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

lains. The commissioning followed completion of the BY MOLLY KAVANAUGH Like many men and women, Ginny Sisi became a 18-hour LifeCourse™ volunteer training program. “This is the first time we have ever had a patient go Stein Hospice volunteer because of a personal experience with the not-for-profit agency. But for Ginny, the through LifeCourse™ to become a volunteer,” says Julie Camp, Stein Hospice Volunteer Coordinator. “Ginny experience was as personal as it gets. is an inspiration to all Three years ago of us and her ability to the Catawba Island step outside of herself woman was diagat this time in her life in nosed with throat order to help others is and neck cancer, truly amazing!” and in 2007 became Ginny said her motive a patient of Stein for becoming a volunHospice. Within teer was simple. “I want time Ginny’s symppatients to know it’s not toms moderated, all over just because of but now she had a a diagnosis,” says the new problem. 60-year-old woman, “I was tired of sitadding “I thought it ting at home doing was all over three years nothing,” she says. ago.” Ginny’s first volGinny credits her unteer assignment for Stein involved Ginny Sisi’s hands were blessed by Stein Hospice sense of humor in helpprojects she could chaplains Jamie Stewart, left, and Lisa Peterson at the ing her beat the odds. do at home, such as volunteer commission service on June 3. The 60-year- She also believes there is something yet for her to stuffing envelopes old woman I thought it was all over three years ago. accomplish in this lifefor fundraisers and time. That something, memorials. Then she began helping out at events, like the charity golf she says, most likely has to do with hospice. For more information about volunteering at Stein classic at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Norwalk. This Hospice call 800-625-5269 or visitwww.steinhospice. summer Ginny will begin caring for patients. On June 3, Ginny and 39 other men and women were org. Stein Hospice serves patients and families in Erie, commissioned as volunteers by Stein Hospice chap- Ottawa, Huron, Sandusky and Seneca counties.

Jefferson Elementary Principal Hired

Mike Jenkins was hired as the Jefferson Elementary Principal at the June 22 Port Clinton Board of Education meeting. He comes to Port Clinton from the Parma City School District where he has been a principal since August 2007. He replaces Gary Steyer who accepted the High School Assistant Principal position. The Jefferson Elementary staff had a role in the interview process, along with administration and board members, to help select their new principal. Jenkins earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from State University of New York in Buffalo and his Masters in Curriculum Instruction, Elementary Education from the University of Houston. When contacted last week, he stated, “My family and I would like to thank the Port Clinton City School District for this wonderful opportunity, as I look forward to serving the community as the Principal of Jefferson Elementary School. Throughout my years of experience as an educator, I’ve learned that nothing is more important than a child-centered approach teaching, thus ensuring that each and every student is successful. I feel that the elementary years are crucial for building a strong foundation not only for academic success, but for character as well.” He added, “In recognition of the hard work of parents, teachers, district staff and the community, I am honored to be a member of the team. As the new school year approaches, I look forward to meeting new faces and getting Jefferson Elementary School off on a good start.” Prior to being a principal Jenkins was an elementary teacher for grade 5 at Cleveland Heights – University Heights School District, Grade 7 Talented and Gifted Instructor at Lakewood Schools and grade 5 Instructor for Houston Independent School District. He also served as a Curriculum Developer to create and edit online coursework for Complient Corporation. Real Estate ..................1-8B Patrick Adkins, SuperintenBusiness .........................2B dent of Schools, added, “We are Financial Focus ..............3B very pleased to have Mike join Real Estate Transfers .....3B our team at Port Clinton City Schools. He was a very strong Sports .............................4B candidate from the beginning Classifieds ...................5-6B with his experience in adminisYellow Page Directory ...7B tration and elementary education.”

The new Yoga on the Beach at Gem Beach is apparently catching on. Three days a week at 8:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays), Donna Lueke is conducting Yoga sessions on the beach at Gem Beach on Catawba. Each session is $5 with a portion of the proceeds going to United Way in Ottawa County.

United Way Investments Focus on Financial Stability United Way in Ottawa County has announced it is investing more than $350,000 in local programs after a successful 2008 campaign in which the organization surpassed its campaign goal. During the 2009/10 funding year which runs July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010, 11 local programs will receive support. This is the first year of investments in United Way’s new Agenda for Change that was unveiled

last fall. The Agenda focuses on education, income and health, with a foundation of community outreach and essential services. While money will be invested in every part of the Agenda, the current economic times have called for a special focus on income and financial stability. Brenda Smith, co-chair of the United Way in Ottawa County Community Solutions Team that makes funding recommendations, continued on page 2A...

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Dear Editor, At a news conference on Friday, June 19, Gov. Strickland outlined his “framework� to fill the gap in the state’s budget that must be balanced by Ohio General Assembly’s Conference Committee by June 30. Unfortunately, his proposal includes an unprecedented 30% cut in the Public Library Fund - in addition to the 20% reduction in library funding already experienced since January 2009. Libraries have been slashing their budgets for months to find ways to maintain library services with a 20% reduction in state dollars. The additional 30% reductions proposed by Gov. Strickland will force some libraries to close completely, close branches and drastically cut hours and services – beginning July 1. Ohio’s public libraries, which are recognized as the best in the nation, cannot survive a 50% reduction in funding. Ottawa County’s three public library systems include the Ida Rupp Public Library, the Oak Harbor Public Library and the Harris-Elmore Public Library, and all three libraries depend exclusively on state funding as none has an operating levy. The Governor’s proposed funding cuts come at a time when Ohio’s public libraries are experiencing unprecedented increases in demand for services. In every community throughout the state, Ohioans are turning to their public libraries for free, high speed Internet to access information on employment opportunities, children and teens are beginning summer reading programs, and people of all ages are turning to the library for information and education. I encourage patrons to call the Governor’s office (614466-3555) to express their opposition to this proposed 50% cut in library funding, and to urge Senator Mark Wagoner ( and Representative Dennis Murray ( to reject the

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Governor’s plan. James Crawford, Director Ida Rupp Public Library, Port Clinton Dear Editor, Hundreds of profitable car dealers with thousands of employees are being forced out of business? How will this create jobs? The independent dealers have done a lot to support their respective communities. Where will this support come from now? Bill Beck Port Clinton Dear Editor, I would be the first to say that bicycle week in northwest Ohio is a positive. Thousands of riders can be seen enjoying the environment and contributing to the retail trade. Yet, these riders seem to have their own rules of travel. This morning in a ten minute span of time I observed the following: riders two and three abreast on a two lane highway, a rider stayed in the right lane in front of the beach park through two lights talking to fellow riders and causing traffic to switch lanes, seven riders used the cross walk five seconds after the “Don’t Walk� was displayed and while the light for traffic turned green, a rider rode through a stop sign causing me to jam on the brakes, and ten bikers rode through four consecutive stop signs on our side streets. Lawful riding and courtesy do not seem to apply to many of our bicycle riders. We car drivers would be ticketed for many of their indiscretions. I ask only that they lawfully drive, use logic and be courteous. There is no reason riders and drivers should not co-exist safely. Kenneth Krogulecki Port Clinton

United Way Investments Focus on Financial Stability Continued from page 1A... explained how crucial the income piece has become. “Through our case management work at the Sutton Center and our work with the Save Our Homes task force, it has become increasingly clear it is absolutely critical to address financial stability,� Smith said. “As a result, you’ll see a new collaborative program with WSOS on this year’s list.� The program Smith is referring to is a financial stability program that crosses county lines to offer an added financial counseling piece in Ottawa and Wood counties. The counseling will focus on available public resources, but also how people can utilize their personal resources and networks. “This is a fantastic new program to bring to Ottawa County residents,� said Chris Galvin, Director of United Way in Ottawa County. “We identified a need to help individuals and families move to financial security, so that’s what we’re doing.� “Every penny raised in Ottawa County stays in Ottawa County, and we’re so grateful to our community that we’re able to invest this kind of money in local programs,� Galvin continued. “I hope people will remember to be as generous during the 2009 campaign in a year where we’ll most likely need it even more.� Programs, agencies and investments in-

clude: Acorn Alley-Childcare, Benton Carroll Salem Local School District, $10,000; Clubhouse, Oak House, Inc., $41,000; Conestoga Neighborhood Engagement, United Way of Greater Toledo, $12,000; Family Development, Ottawa County Transitional Housing, $55,000; Friends in Deed, Benton Carroll Salem Local School District, $21,000; Ottawa County CASA Program, Ottawa County CASA,$18,000; StaffingOttawa County, United Way of Greater Toledo,$24,000; Sutton Center Collaboration, Ottawa County Traditional Housing, $35,000; Sutton Center Community Outreach, Ottawa County Traditional Housing, $60,000; United Way 2-1-1 Ottawa County, United Way of Greater Toledo and WSOS Financial Stability, WSOS Community Action Commission, $7,200. As a whole, United Way of Greater Toledo, which incorporates United Way in Ottawa County, will invest $12 million in community programs and services this year. Of that, $7.9 million will assist nearly 100 programs serving residents of Lucas, Wood, and Ottawa counties. An additional $4.1 million in donor-designated dollars will be invested in local nonprofit organizations. For a complete list of 2009/10 United Way of Greater Toledo community investments, visit

Murray Announces Funds for Community Mental Health Facilities State Representative Dennis Murray has announced the release of $250,000 for the State’s share in Project MH-859, State Assistance for Community Mental Health Facilities in Erie and Ottawa counties. Project MH-859 involves the purchase and renovation of a 10 unit motel into eleven one-bedroom apartments to provide independent housing for persons with

severe and persistent mental illness. “Putting recovery into action means building the resilience of people with mental health problems, not just on managing their symptoms,� Rep. Murray said. “Treatment most certainly helps, and people do recover. Allowing these individuals to live independently is an important part of both treatment and recovery.�

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CommunityCalendar If you would like to submit an event or change the information to our Community Calendar it should be in the office by Monday 3:30 p.m. Attn: Charlene Deyoe, 205 SE Catawba Rd., Suite G, Port Clinton, OH 43452 or Call 419-732-2154 Fax, 419-734-5382 or email: Please be sure that your notices are current and are still going on. Thank you. Special Events Firelands Symphony Orchestra School of the Arts presents: Kindermusik with the Schmenks-2009 Summer Camp Classes Begin June 30th or July 1st through July 28th or July 29th. 5 weeks total, 1 class per wk Village - Ages newborn - 18 months Our Time - Ages 18 months - 3 years Family Time - Ages newborn and up Parent Participation required Call Ronda Schmenk at 419-609-9712 to register for classes! Ottawa County Board of MRDD Monthly Special Board Meeting Agenda: Review Clearwater Council of Governments Contract Date: MONDAY, June 29, 2009 @ 12:45pm Location: Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison Street, Port Clinton OH 43452 Meetings are open to the public For information about Committee meetings - call 419-898-0400 The Gathering, Thursday, June 25th, from 4:30 to 6:00 PM. Free meals - open to the public. St. John Parish Hall, Adams and Second Sts. Port Clinton. Sponsored by Community Ministries. Come and enjoy food and fellowship. Bring the family. The Gathering is held the last Thursday of every month. MonthlyAmerican Legion Post #113 Meetings 1st of each month. 118 Monroe St. 7:00pm Marblehead Village Council meeting 2nd Thurs of each month. 7:00pm 2nd Thurs of each month Support meeting for Chronic Pain Suffers & Loved ones @ Edgewood Manor Nursing Home, 1330 Fulton St., PC. 6:00pm 3rd Thurs. each month. Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Soc. Monthly mtg. 7:00pm Knight of Columbus 1st&3rd Tues each month, Bergeman Hall 109 E. Perry St. 7:30pm Authentic Man Study: Every first and third Tuesday of the month @ Chapel on the Lake 7:00pm Euchre Games every 1st and 3rd Tues. of each month. Port Clinton Sr. Center, East 3rd St. Port Clinton. 1:00pm 1st Monday/ea. month Women’s Group @ Faith Methodist, 5th & Jackson St 7:00pm Authentic Man Study: Every first and third Tuesday of the month @ Chapel on the Lake Tuesday 9:00am Port Clinton Eagles Aux. Meeting 2nd & 4th Wednesday. 7:30pm 1st Wed/Month Breakfast with April PC Senior Center East 3rd St. PC Weds 8:30am 2nd Sunday ea month Breakfast Buffet 8:30 to 11:30 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month at American Legion Post 113 corner of Sand Rd. and Christy Chapel (formerly ABC Market) Open to Public Handicap accessible Adults $6.00 Kids under 12 $3.00 9:00amNoon Peninsula Helping Hand Lunch Second Saturday of each month Danbury Senior Center noon - 2 pm MeetingsAA at St. Thomas Episcopal Church undercroft, 214 E. 2nd St. Monday, Saturday and Sunday 12PM. Weds 12PM AA Meeting-Resurrection Luth. Church-2370 NE Catawba Rd.Catawba Island. Mon-Sat 6:30am. Friday 7:30pm AA @ St. John’s Lutheran Church Hall, Stone St., Marblehead. Tuesday 8:00pm Friday 7:00pm AA AL-ANON at Trinity United Methodist Church, 135 Adams St. Thursday 8:00pm Al-Anon at St John Luthern Church, 122 W Ottawa St, Oak Harbor. Every Friday, 7pm. Men’s Prayer Breakfast @ Trinity United Meth. 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I’m writing on my lunch break on Thursday, June 25, and it is another wonderful day‌More storms are predicted for later – but there’s nothing in the sky to indicate inclement weather now. As I just drove around town doing some errands many people were out walking, gardening or just seemingly enjoying the outdoors. There’s no better weather anywhere than a fragrant, breezy, green late spring day in the Lake Erie Vacationland. There are oodles of summer activities scheduled in our area. In Elmore there will be a huge bicycling event before you read this paper on June 21 and 22. The Elmore Historical Society is planning food service and it appears that the entire village is getting involved. Then the Portage River Festival is on the weekend of June 27 and 28, again in the village of Elmore, and I want to help at the Elmore Depot with that, too. I’m not sure how many years I’ve done that now, but it’s fun. And it’s a good place to see local people helping out with the fundraising for the Society and many other organizations and churches. I believe there is an all-village garage sale scheduled for that weekend, too. Another fun thing to see – the brig Niagara is slated to be at Put-In-Bay June 26 – 29. I’m not sure of the times but the Put-In-Bay Chamber of Commerce or the county visitors bureau could provide that information. Here is a personal favorite and I gladly recommend it as an interesting and worthwhile thing to do. The ladies (with some fellows helping) at First United Church of Christ at the corner of James and Prairie Streets, Marblehead, will host their annual Rummage Sale this Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27. Most of the sales items are in the church basement (there’s an elevator) but some of the bigger items (appliances, for example) are in the sanctuary level. Times each day are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There’s more, also, as the ladies sell sandwiches, beverages and have a bake sale. This year there will even be some elderberry pies --- and those are hard to find. The church members have been working on this sale

since Christmas and have more wares to sell than ever before. Proceeds are used to keep the church in good shape but also go for Mission Work and other projects of the world-wide church. If you wait to go until afternoon on Saturday, you can buy anything that’s left for $1 a bag. So if you’re furnishing a cottage or just wanting to find a bargain, this is the weekend, and the place to do it. Barb Bouska at 419-734-9417 can answer any questions about the event. Sunscreen (liberal applications of it) is recommended for anyone who will be spending time with skin exposed to the sun. Studies have shown that there is a link between sunburns and an increased risk of melanoma (skin cancer). Modern sunscreens are effective in protecting people from the sun’s rays. (This information is from an article in “The Well Workplace� health newsletter. Some tips from the article and elsewhere: Use a lot of sunscreen (about an ounce) and apply to all exposed areas. Rub it in “completely�. Don’t forget scalp, neck and even your ears. Re-apply after two hours or after swimming or perspiring. If your supply of sunscreen is old (more than three years) replace it. It may no longer be effective. If your lips are sensitive, use lip balm with at least 15 SPF (“Sun Protective Factor�). So far I’ve not seen too many May Flies, also know as June Bugs. This newspaper won’t be out for a week so perhaps by the time you read this, more of the little “critters� will be around. I’ve been out to Lakeside a couple of times in the last two weeks. It was really busy out there as first the West Ohio, then the East Ohio, Conferences of the United Methodist Church were in session. Both times I visited people staying there as part of their vacation. It was a fun place to be and there was lots going on. My vegetable garden is planted and most of the flowers (annuals) are in the ground. I’m hoping for some time this weekend to get things completed. One of the prettiest lawns I’ve seen this year is at the home of Sue and Horst Herzog where evergreen and deciduous landscaping elements combine with both annual and perennial flowers to make a nice display. There is even a “miniature� garden – with some small plants – an unusual addition and very attractive when surrounded by the larger plants. And now, writing early on Thursday evening, I’m in the Fountain Inn at Lakeside and waiting for a workshop to begin. I’m the first one here so I had a sandwich supper at Abigail’s Tea Room (which is much different this year) and decided I’d continue writing and really beat the Monday night/

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Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society will host a “Nature and Nauticalâ€? sale on July 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. This will be an outdoor sale near the museum in the Lighthouse State Park at the tip of the peninsula. Then on August 8 the Society will host a chicken barbecue dinner from 11-3. The public is invited and proceeds will go to the building fund for the Lifesaving Station/ Education Center. Both the present museum and the Lighthouse are open to visitors daily, on Monday – Friday from 1-5, Sunday 5-7 p.m. and on the second Saturday of the months July – October from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. If you need more information call Mary Hartman at 419-798-4877. Writing very early in the morning on Tuesday, June 23, 2009‌ I drove home late last night from Elmore and the “long dayâ€? evening skies were beautiful. It was nearly ten o’clock and the skies in the west still had light as I drove along. Right now, as we are in the season of the longest days of the year, I love the extended evenings, don’t you? They are great.

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Tuesday morning deadline. The women members of the Put-In-Bay Yacht Club Auxiliary celebrated 60 years as an organization this past week with a luncheon topped off with a huge birthday cake. This was served by past commodores of the Yacht Club. These fellows also sang some impromptu old tunes as entertainment for the ladies. Rose Kahler (of Tiffin), a summer resident of the island, invited ten guests from her school days at Elmore to join her for the birthday event. Most of her guests then stayed the night at her East Point Cottage to catch up on news and also went out to dinner together to cap off the fun day. The robins who built the nest in the boxwood bush in back of my house are now a family. I have seen at least three babies who have hatched and who sometimes stretch their scrawny necks out waiting for food from the parents. It’s been a neat thing to watch but I’ll be glad when they have fledged so that I can get rid of the nest. These birds are a little too close to the back deck. Of special interest to local residents is that Beau Hamann of Third Street, Port Clinton, will play the lead in “Grease.� Beau is a music major and will play Danny Zuko in this everpopular musical production that was a Broadway hit and a smash motion picture starring John Travolta in 1978. This will be a presentation of Terra Community College. Call toll free 1-877626-1950 for box office information for this or any other show.


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Schools St. Boniface Displays Artistic Works Where could you find the Battle of Iwo Jima, a solar system of t-shirts and a tenfoot high mobile of stars and streamers all in one gymnasium? All were represented at the St Boniface School Art and

Learning Fair. Displayed for parents, parishioners and other art lovers were many of the art and special classroom projects the students completed this school year under the guidance of art teachers Marilyn

Alyward and Patti Greenhill. The artwork ranged from crayon self-portraits done by the kindergarten and first graders to vibrant still life paintings created by each class. Every student in the school contributed to

the colorful mobile entitled “We Are All Stars” that streamed from a basketball hoop to the gym floor. Also displayed were the prize winning safety posters students entered in the 2009 AAA Northwest Ohio Traffic Safety Poster contest. Competing with students from over eighty schools Samantha Greenhill, Allison Kuhn, Noah Spieldenner and Bob Rosiak all won cash prizes for their creations. Science and History class work was also represented, including a working volcano and a demonstration of how to grow crystals in your own kitchen. The Extended Studies students presented dioramas of historical events, such as the first day of the Battle of Iwo Jima and models of frontier sod houses. At the close of the Art and Learning Fair a selection of projects were collected to be enjoyed again while on display this summer at the Ottawa County Fair.

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Edgewood Manor stimulated its residents with a variety of musical genres to touch the soul and delight the memory. The Port Clinton High School chamber ensemble, Touch of Class, graced the facility living room with exquisite harmony as their director, Greg Fox, accompanied on the piano. Dressed in their elegant formal attire, the ensemble captivated the audience with the maturity and beauty of their voices. Keyboard

Cleats, a local honky tonk piano player, performed an assortment of lively songs that had the residents jumping. “He can play anything,� commented resident Doris Rounds with a huge smile. “He’s great!� Then a Broadway musical review rounded out the mixture with such favorites as “Hello Dolly� and “The Sound of Music�. Resident Fern Baumgartner said, “This whole week brought back so many memories. I just love music.�

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Records OBITUARIES Donald L. Williams Donald L. Williams, 86, passed away on May 10, 2009 at the Health Center of Plant City, Florida. He was predeceased by his wife Carolyn of 37 years and survived by his only son Donald L. Williams Jr. and grandchildren Grant and Grace of Lithia, Florida. Don was born October 25, 1922 in Wilmington, DE and was a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He worked for Douglas Aircraft in California where he joined the Army Air Corp near the close of World War II. After working for Packard for a short time he spent most of his career with General Motors in their advanced products division in Sandusky, Ohio. He enjoyed golf, boating, and most of all, tinkering in his workshop. He was known locally for his retirement hobby of original design gold jewelry. He moved to Lithia, Florida in 2007 to be near his family. He was laid to rest near his hometown at Whitemarsh Memorial Park in Ambler, Pennsylvania. A memorial will be held in his honor at the Catawba Island Club on July 9, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. Friends are invited to RSVP with Firelands Presbyterian Church at 419-734-6211. Elizabeth Bennett Elizabeth Bennett, 94, of Elkview, West Virginia, and formerly of Oak Harbor, OH died June 14, 2009 in Charleston, West Virginia. Graveside services were conducted Friday, June 19 at Salem Township Union Cemetery, Oak Harbor. Visitation was Thursday, June 18 in the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Oak Harbor. Eugene A. Couture On Wednesday, June 17, 2009, Eugene A. Couture, 68, of Port Clinton, OH passed away after a brief battle with cancer. Visitation was held on Sunday, June 21 in the

Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home and Crematory, 216 Washington St., Port Clinton, OH. A Funeral Mass was celebrated by Father John Missler on Monday, June 22 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Port Clinton. Additional visitation was held at the funeral home, prior to family prayers. Burial followed at Union Cemetery, Oak Harbor, OH.

tritional Services Department is hosting its 2nd Annual Diabetes Patio Picnic in the hospital’s conference center on June 30th from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Cost for the event is $6.75, which includes a specially prepared diabetic-friendly meal, and there will be door prizes. The picnic is open to peoBetty G. Hern ple with diabetes and their Betty G. Hern, 88, of Englewood, FL and formerly of families or caregivers. Port Clinton, OH passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2009 Beth Downey, RN, BSN, in Englewood, FL. Memorial services for Betty were con- CDE, and a Clinical Conducted by Rev. James Lehman on Tuesday, June 23 in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home and Crematory, 216 Washington St., Port Clinton, OH. Margaret M. Erton Margaret M. Erton, 79, of Port Clinton, OH died Sunday, June 21, 2009 at Memorial Hospital, Fremont, OH. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 25 at the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home, 216 Washington St., Port Clinton. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton.

Ernest Isaac, Sr. Ernest Isaac Sr., 81, of Port Clinton, OH passed away Thursday, June 18, 2009 at Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, OH. Visitation was held Monday, June 22 in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home and Crematory, 216 Washington St., Port Clinton, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Peter Dodd on Tuesday, June 23. Burial followed in Riverview Cemetery. Glenn D. Lacy Glenn D. Lacy, 83, of Oak Harbor, OH died Friday, June 19, 2009 at the Riverview Healthcare Campus, Oak Harbor. Funeral services were private. Interment was in Locust Point Cemetery, Oak Harbor, OH.

Boomers & Beyond Country & Bluegrass Music Delight Edgewood Residents Bluegrass music filled the halls of Edgewood Manor as the Ottawa County Bluegrass Band enter tained the residents with their musical talThe Ottawa County Bluegrass Band ent. As their delights Edgewood residents with fingers glided across their their musical talents. instruments, an enthusiastic crowd kept beat to the music. Residents sang along to some of the familiar tunes as they clapped with excitement. It was an evening filled with toe-tapping good music the residents talked about for days afterward. Leave it to Edgewood resident, John Tilson, to sum the program up in just four words, “These guys were great!” Brad Kepler, who calls himself “The Electric Balladeer”, performed a one-man show of classic country songs. Good ole’ tunes from great talents such as Willie Nelson, Slim Pickens and Conway Twitty brought back memories of barn dances and country jamborees. They were sing-along songs that put smiles on the faces of an appreciative audience. Then to top off the country/ bluegrass section of the musical Nursing Home Week at Edgewood, Marcella

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Mowel sang popular country melodies. The residents were mesmerized as her vocals engulfed the room with music. Hands were clapping as she sang an array of upbeat tunes while smiles and even some tears were released during the ballads. “She has such a beautiful voice,” commented Virginia Tokar, another resident. “I just love her!” The residents of Edgewood enjoyed many top-notch performers during Nursing Home Week.

Edgewood resident, Authie Meek, stares into Marcella Mowel’s eyes as she sings a song to him.

Barbershop Quartet Entertains Edgewood Manor Residents The Four Winds Barbershop Quartet graced the living room at Edgewood for an evening of entertainment. Being a local group with the exception of one member who lives in Tiffin, the singers have been at the facility on several occasions in the past. Due to the high caliber of the vocal harmony between these four gentlemen and the enjoyment they impart, this group is a definite favorite with the residents of

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Around Ottawa County 4th of July Contest Open to Young Ottawa County Cuties This year’s Port Clinton July 4th Celebration will feature a Little Miss or Mr. Firecracker Cutie Contest which is open to any young resident of Ottawa County. The six age groups include: 0-7 months, 8-15 months, 16-23 months, 2-3 years, 4-5 years and 6-7 years of age. The contest will be held July 4th at 6 p.m. at Water Works Park at the skate board park. Children should dress in red, white and blue since they will be judged in this category. Trophies will be awarded for all first place winners in each category. Second and third place winners will receive a ribbon. All participants are invited to be a part of the July 4th parade starting at 3 p.m. Those who wish to do so must be at the Port Clinton High School no later than 2:30

p.m. with a parent or guardian who must accompany them in the parade which will also be judged. Application forms may be picked up at the Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce, 110 Madison Street, Port Clinton. Returned forms need to include a picture of the child and the sponsor’s name. Forms need to be returned to Judy Smith, 935 S. Limestahl Road, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452 or Barb Phillabaum, 121 Walnut Street, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452 by July 1. There is a $10 sponsorship fee for all contestants. Checks should be made payable to Port Clinton July 4th Celebration. For additional information, call Barb at 419-734-1848, Donna at 419-732-3571 or Judy at 419-732-2864.

3rd Annual “Home Sweet Home� Project and Auction Planned Morgan Realty Group GMAC Real Estate is sponsoring its 3rd Annual “Home Sweet Home� Project & Auction. Children can pick up their canvases at the office located at 100 S. Jefferson Street Port Clinton. They need to be returned no later than July 15th. The Silent Auction and Children’s Fun Day will be held Saturday, July 18th at 100 S. Jefferson Street

from 1-3 p.m. All works of art will be auctioned with all proceeds going to the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council with monies being allocated to children’s art programming. To date Morgan Realty Group GMAC Real Estate has raised close to $900 for children’s art projects. The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council has three planned projects scheduled

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The Greater Port Clinton Arts Council will host the third annual Garden Tea and Tour on Saturday, July 11. Volunteers are needed to make tea cookies, tea sandwiches and to work the event. Those willing to help work the event get to judge the most unique tea cookie and tea sandwich and do not have to bake or cook. There will be a prize for these categories, plus a prize for the volunteers who help work. If interested, contact Debbie Hutchins at 419-7976311 or Tickets are available at the Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce, Mary’s Blossom Shoppe, or Splitwinds Gallery.

This photograph is in the collection of the Ottawa County Historical Museum and is labeled “Basket Factory, Perry Street�. The Museum has some miniature baskets made in the factory, and information indicates that the basket factory was located at the Jefferson Street Docks at Perry Street in 1909 and at least ten years earlier. The museum is located at 126 W. Third Street in Port Clinton and is open from Noon to 3 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until Labor Day.

VFW Holds Ceremony at War Memorial BY MARY ANN MONAK The Marblehead Veterans of Foreign Wars, Stanley Jadwisiak Post 7572, commemorated the annual mini reunion of the U.S.S. WASP CV-7 with a solemn ceremony at the War Memorial in the park on Kelleys Island on Saturday June 13. Commander Bob Peroni, with the Color Guard Duane Goebel, Bob Sobolewski, Dave Groene, Terry Rahner and comrades Lu Hamit, Larry Twarek, Dan Monak; Steve Ungvarsky of the Men’s Auxiliary and Carol Hamit, Camille Sobolewski, Donna

Ungvarsky, Lilah Groene and Mary Ann Monak of the Ladies Auxiliary; Jim and Karen Erne and Dick Kadlec assembled for this traditional service. As Commander Peroni offered prayer and spoke, members remembered Bernard Erne and Stanley Jadwisiak who are buried within the WASP. They also mourned the loss of their shipmates, friends and members of VFW Post 7572, Henry “Ski� Wilamowski, John Bilica, Lou Shellard, Ed Pelz and Duffy McDonough. WASP shipmates who were unable to travel were Bart Allen, Vic Marinelli, Bob Witzig, Charles Maszerowski, George Landstrom, Bob Smith, Ted Jadwisiak and their families and comrade Vincent DeCarlo. After Lu Hamit offered the closing prayer. Ladies Auxiliary Sister Islander Nancy Kelley Lenox and Jim Erne joined in at the Village Pump where members received a special welcome from Gary and Jackie Finger and their staff.

St. Boniface Church nears the end of the first phase of renovation with the delivery of the giant air conditioner that will serve the church and school gymnasium. Fr. David Ritchie, pastor of St. Boniface Parish, expects the air conditioner to be installed and cooling the church around the third weekend of June. The weekend after it should be working in the gym, where Sunday evening Bingo is held. PHOTO BY M.E. ROSIAK

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Around Ottawa County Trustees Declare Jim Dress Day in Danbury Township Patricia A. Kovacs 1969 was a momentous year. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin placed an American flag on the surface of the moon. The U.S. Department of Labor announced the average hourly wage had risen to $3.21. Warren Burger was sworn in as United States Chief Justice. The historic Woodstock concert took place in New York. And on June 9 of that year Jim Dress began his employment at Danbury Township. Trustees in office at that time were Tony Turinsky, Bill Luebcke and John Geisman. Bill Davis was serving as clerk. At the regular meeting of the Danbury Trustees held Wednesday evening, Road Superintendent Jim Dress was commended for his 40 years of service. A resolution by the board declared Jim Dress Day in Danbury Township. It reads as follows: A Resolution of The Danbury Township Board of Trustees Recognizing 40 Years of Service by Jim Dress. Whereas, Jim Dress has been employed by Danbury Township for 40 years; and whereas, he has been a dedicated

employee committed to keeping township roads and properties safe and in excellent condition for the residents and visitors of Danbury Township; and whereas, he supervises a superb team of employees who share his strong work ethic, now therefore be it resolved by the Danbury Township Board of Trustees that the 9th day of June, 2009 will be known as Jim Dress day in Danbury Township for the outstanding Left to right: Road Department employee service he continues to Jared Griffith, former employee Ken Fick, provide which is valued Road Superintendent Jim Dress, Road Dehighly and most sincere- partment employees Danny Bergman and ly appreciated. Jim’s wife Brett Waldron. Cookie along with curto congratulate Jim on his milestone rent employees of the road depart- anniversary with Danbury Townment and their families, former em- ship. Jim was presented with a cake, a ployee Ken Fick and former township framed resolution and four weeks of trustees R. Neil Merckens, Bill Hirt paid vacation in appreciation for his and Lloyd Dayton were in attendance devoted service.

Wolcott Volunteers Learn Lessons in Frontier Fireplace Cooking and gingerbread over (and under) hot coals, the group made a diced apple cider drink and fried, salted cucumbers from Brown’s authentic recipes. They also enjoyed a tour of the house, with its many antiques and historic cooking implements. Attending were Ray and Georgette Marchar, Lois Tuttamore, Suzanne Lavoie and Kathy Leonard. The group plans to meet at the Keeper’s House soon to gather a menu and plan a schedule for future demonstrations. The restored home of the Marblehead Lighthouse’s first keeper, at 9999 Bayshore Road, is open during the summer season weekdays from 1-5 p.m., and on the second Saturday of each summer month, concurrent with the Marblehead Lighthouse schedule. The House is a project of the Ottawa County Historical Society, and is supported through donations, grants and fundraising activities.



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“Building a Garden House with ReStore Purchases�. The Habitat ReStore sells new and gently used building materials to the public at a fraction of retail prices. All materials sold at the store are donated by contractors, businesses and the general public to support the work of Firelands Habitat for Humanity. Mrs. Case in her program used slides of several garden houses made with re-used material. From their size and characteristics some were known to have had previous good uses and now were fixed up, being a charming garden house, useful and dressing up one’s favorite spot. There is a Habitat ReStore at 11001 U.S. Route 250, Milan, in the North Coast Marketplace. Boxed barbecue chicken dinners and cookies were served at Noon. The afternoon program was presented by Jan Hunter of Naturally Native Nursery of Bowling Green. Her topic was “Landscaping with Native Plants�. Native plants are those grasses, trees, shrubs and flowering plants that have evolved in an area over long periods of time, or “indigenous� plants. When

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can Legion Post 555 held the annual June 14th Flag Day ritual in James Park with the ceremony. American Legion Commander Don Kortan with members Dick Kracer, Ken Fick, Dave Glick and Lloyd Dayton conducted the patriotic service. Chaplain Dick Kracer offered the closing prayer. VFW Post 7572 Commander Bob Peroni, past Commander Dan Monak and Mary Ann Monak, of the Ladies Auxiliary were also in attendance. Bob Hartman was there to witness his flags as part of the ceremonial ritual. Refreshments were served by Shirley Kortan. Members of American Legion Post 555 were acknowledged for their dedication to the proper disposing of worn and tattered flags that have flown proudly high in the sky, sadly at half-staff and in its special holder near to the ground, honoring those who lie beneath it.

planting, it is a good idea to determine the objective for the planting - wildlife habitat, color, erosion control, difficult areas, less lawn etc. Those receiving awards in the Flower Show, themed “Outdoor Rooms� were: 3rd, Joyce Murphy, Artistic Design Arrangement, “There’s a Change in the Weather�. Receiving awards with Horticulture Entries were: 1st, Brandi Taylor, tulip, 2nd and two 3rd; 1st Elaine Winton, Purple leaf Cherry; 2nd and 3rd, Rosemarie Shinde; two 2nds and a 3rd, Diana Martin; 2nd Joan Ahler; and 1st, Phalaenopsis orchid, Joyce Murphy. Other members attending were Rose Markel, Carol Kubit and Lorie Segaard. The Catawba Island Garden Club held a successful plant and bake sale at the shelter house at John Braun Park on Saturday, May 16. While most were busy selling the perennials from members’ gardens a couple members tidied up and mulched the planter at the Park which the Club maintains.

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Garden Club Members Enjoy Outings On a rainy day at the very end of April, twelve members of the Catawba Island Garden Club and two guests browsed the many greenhouses of Mortensen’s in rural Milan. Mortensen’s specialize in multi varieties of plants in various sizes for indoors and outdoors. Members also enjoyed the flower related gift items. At Noon the members on the “Gardeners Day Outing� had lunch and a brief meeting at Angels Welcome Bed and Breakfast, and, then checked out the shops on the square before journeying home. The guests who had previously attended meetings, were elected and welcomed as new members. They are Edie Greber and Sandy Pienta. On Friday, May 1, nine members attended the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs, Region 6, Spring Meeting at Hayes United Memorial Methodist Church in Fremont. The hosts for the day were the Sandusky County Garden Clubs; Clyde, Plant & Bloom, We’d Wacker and Whispering Meadows. Horticulture flower specimens and artistic arrangements per the presented schedule were in place early for judging by an accredited judge during the morning program. OAGC Third Vice President from New London, Peggy Case, presented a program on

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A group of Wolcott Keeper’s House volunteers traveled to Dundee, MI, May 13th, to participate in their second Hearth Cooking class with Georgeann Brown. Brown operates a cooking school in her restored farmhouse, called ‘un coup de main,’ French for ‘a helping hand’. The trip was part of an Ottawa County Community Foundation grant to complete pantry furnishings and train docents in frontier fireplace cooking and food history to enhance Ottawa County residents and visitors’ understanding of life on the Firelands frontier. Brown came to the Keeper’s House in August of last year for the first class, using the House’s restored fireplace to make an early 19th century ‘Sunday dinner’. This time, the emphasis was on ‘fast food’ recipes suitable for a series of demonstrations during the weekday tours for the summer season and special demonstrations for area organizations. Besides making fritters, donuts,




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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Business Port Clinton Restaurant Opens for Business There’s a new restaurant for all of us to visit. Crosswinds Restaurant and Bar opened for business on June 4 and offers a full service dine-in menu as well as a full bar and carryout and delivery of Cameo Pizza items. Specialties of the house for the hungry customer include the Crosswinds’ Original Perch Salad, Lake Erie Perch and Walleye Sandwiches and charbroiled Angus burgers. Cameo Pizza, which has been in Port Clinton for several years, will operate carryout and delivery from Crosswinds’ facility. While Cameo Pizza is also a staple dine-in menu item at Crosswinds Restaurant, it is only a small part of the traditional American menu that is offered. Crosswinds Restaurant and Bar is an entirely new business, but has joined with Cameo Pizza and its neighbor Island Adventures

Family Fun Center to complete a family friendly destination. The 149 seat dining facility also features a 16 seat granite bar and there are eight large televisions throughout the restaurant.

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Crosswinds has been in the works for over two years. Primary operators of the restaurant, William Moore, Jr., Eric Schramm and Theresa Schramm, have added approximately 55 new jobs to the area. All three are residents of Catawba Island, attended Port Clinton City Schools and been in food service before. “Cameo Pizza was growing very quickly and needed to expand. Expanding in conjunction with the development of Crosswinds gave us the opportunity to operate from a state of the art, energy efficient and highly visible facility while at the same time significantly expand the menu,” said Moore. Cameo Pizza now has its own pickup room on the airport side of the building. The restaurant, 280 SE Catawba Road (Rt. 53), is intended to meet the needs of those who want to watch a sporting event or spend a relaxing night out with their family. “We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to employ such a

skilled and affable staff. It has been rewarding to see so many fine individuals come together as a team and strive towards a common goal,” said Moore. “We are confident that our facility, products, services and staff will exceed our clients’ expectations. “Our kitchen staff is very excited to grow into the new facility. We will be offering new selections and specials regularly and look forward to remaining distinctively unique in the products we offer,” said Theresa. Because of the restaurant’s location next to the Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport, Crosswinds has been decorated with a subtle nautical and aeronautical theme. Deeply colored wood throughout, delicate indirect lighting, metallic bar ceiling, distinctive floors and an open yet private feel ornament the facility throughout. The view from one side is runway 9-27, so guests have the opportunity to watch aircraft fly in and out. The view from the other side showcases the fountains and landscaping of Island Adventures’ miniature golf course where guests can go play before or after a meal. What is the best part of owning the business? “It’s the opportunity to provide visitors and residents a high quality, reasonably priced menu in a family friendly atmosphere,” said Moore. “In addition to the encouraging response from our out of town visitors, we have been humbled by the staggering representation of our local neighbors and the positive feedback which they have presented us,” Eric said. Hours are: Monday-Wednesday 5-10 p.m. and ThursdaySunday 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. The website:

Nemecek Insurance Acquires Bellevue Agency Nemecek Insurance and Financial Services has announced the acquisition of the Dan Clark Nationwide Agency in Bellevue, OH. Clark has served as



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the Nationwide representative in Bellevue for the past ten years. He retired June 1st due to health concerns. The Nemecek Agency currently maintains offices in Clyde, Port Clinton, Fremont and Huron. The Bellevue clients will be serviced from the Clyde office, which is located on the east side of Clyde at 422 E. McPherson Highway, Suite B (Rt. 20). The office is just five miles west of the former Clark location and is managed by licensed associate

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agent, Amy Pearce-Carper. Castalia resident, Randy Troike, handles group health, commercial and farm insurance products for the Clyde office. Jessica Girón is the agency’s bilingual sales associate agent, and Janie Reichert is the office customer service representative. The Clyde office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday and Wednesdays from Noon to 5 p.m. The Nemecek Agency was founded in 1977, with its original office located at the Island House in downtown Port Clinton. Representing Nationwide Insurance Companies, the agency has developed a strong base of clients in Ottawa, Sandusky and Erie counties, writing auto, home and commercial insurance. It is recognized as the state’s top writer of boat insurance and is a perennial winner of the company’s Champion Award. For information on any of the business or personal insurance services available through the Nemecek agency, contact the Clyde office at 419-5470506 or contact the main office at 1-800-686-3474.

Reverse Raffle Cancelled The Board of Directors for the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber Foundation have reviewed the status of the Foundation’s Reverse Raffle scheduled for Friday, June 26 and after careful consideration have decided to cancel the event. If you have purchased a Reverse Raffle ticket, you will be receiving a full refund. Contact the Chamber at 419-734-5503 with any questions.

CONTENT AUCTION SATURDAY, JUNE 27 @ 6 P.M. 189 South Bridge Dr. Marblehead, OH 2 miles North of Rt. 2 on 269 SECONDHAND JIM IS MAKING ROOM FOR NEW INVENTORY: Rattan occasional tables, Rattan Foot stool, Wooden high chair, Dining table W/glass hutch, Light wood table w/chairs, Laminate Kitchen table w/chairs, Oak night stands, Dressers, Night stands, Floral Couch & Love Seat, Octagon glass coffee table, Director’s chair, Office Chairs, Wicker Chair, Lamps, 33 1/3 Vinyl record Albums, Electric water cooler, Electric Pop can cooler, Small Appliances, Prints 7 Paintings, kids bikes, Gas Dryer, Cake Decorator baking pans & accessories, Pots & pans, House ware, Glassware, Sheet, Blankets, Large Quantity of Box Lots, Many Items for the Wargowsky Household of Oak Harbor. Terms: 10% buyer premium to be used, Cash, Checks, Visa, Mastercard, with proper I.D.


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Financial Focus Choose Mutual Funds Carefully to Help Diversify Portfolio If you’re somewhat familiar with investing, you probably have heard that owning mutual funds is a good way to help diversify your portfolio. Is this true? And, if so, how should you go about selecting the right mutual funds? GARY COON, To begin with, let’s quickly review the EDWARD JONES importance of diversification. By ownINVESTMENTS ing a variety of investments— such as stocks, bonds and government securities — you can help reduce the effects of volatility on your portfolio. And while diversification by itself cannot guarantee profits nor protect against a loss, a diversified portfolio can help you reduce the impact of market downturns that may hit one asset class particularly hard. Because an individual mutual fund invests in many different securities, it automatically brings a certain degree of diversification to your portfolio. And yet, you can’t just purchase any combination of mutual funds and expect good results. Consider this: There are more than 8,000 mutual funds in the financial marketplace, according to the Investment Company Institute, the trade group for the mutual fund industry. About 60 percent of these funds are stock funds, with the rest being “hybrid� or “balanced� funds (which invest in a mix of stocks and bonds), taxable bond funds, municipal bond funds, and money market funds. With such a large number of funds available, and with a finite amount of stocks, bonds and other securities in which these funds can invest, it’s easy to see that there is going to be considerable duplication among many of these mutual funds — and duplication is the opposite of diversification. Consequently, when you invest in mutual funds, you can’t just adopt a philosophy that can be boiled down to “the more, the merrier.� Furthermore, it isn’t just a matter of one “large-cap growth� fund looking like another. You might find that the large-cap fund (a fund that invests in stocks of large companies) is also quite similar to a “technology� fund. So, what’s the solution to avoiding “overlapping� funds? There’s no magic formula — you have to do your homework. Before purchasing a new fund, look closely at its holdings, which will be posted on the fund’s prospectus. (Also, while you’re looking at the prospectus, make sure you understand the fund’s investment objective, risk, charges and expenses.) Then compare these holdings to the ones listed on your existing mutual funds — if you see too many redundancies, you may want to take a pass on this particular fund. Ultimately, your first step in diversifying a mutual fund portfolio is to identify your individual risk tolerance and investment objectives. Are you a conservative, moderate or aggressive investor? Do you need growth, income or a combi-

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with the experience to help you choose those funds that are right for you. Many people have successfully incorporated mutual funds into their investment strategy — and with the proper effort and assistance, you can too. Mutual funds are offered and sold by prospectus. You should consider the investment objective, risks, and

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Real Estate Transfers Benton Township 6-15-09 Ronald W. and Ann E. Pfeiffer to Robert R. Hartman, new split State Route 590, $32,130. Carroll Township 6-16-09 Russ Homes, Inc. to Melanie M. Smith, 12230 West Toussaint East Road, $150,000. Catawba Township 6-19-09 Sunshine Land II, LLC to D. Lee and Sara Johnson, 2740 B Canterbury Circle, $346,329. 6-19-09 D. Lee and Sara Johnson to Sunshine Land II, LLC, 4340 A Marin Woods, $130,000. 6-18-09 Alfred W. Neidle to Nicholas R. and Jody L. Bittenbender, 4106 Vineyard, $170,000. 6-15-09 David G. Belden et al to Kenneth S. and Bonita D. Spero, 2910 North Firelands Blvd., $1,030,000. Danbury Township 6-17-09 US Bank National Association to William B. and Mary C. Smith, 705 poplar Avenue, $60,000. 6-16-09 Myuron L. and Marjorie M.Laufman t o G. Michael and Deborah S. Vitruls, 5667 East Constitution Blvd., $122,000. 6-16-09 Sean F. and Mary E. O’Donnell to James R. and Lynne A. Minnich, 608 Parkside, $241,000. 6-16-09 Dennis Czerwony and David Czerwony to Darren F. Kimble, 107 North

Margaret, $125,000. 6-15-09 Kenneth S. and Deanna K. Foster to John P. Probst III and Jill F. Probst, 286 Channel Grove, $113,000. Marblehead Corp. 6-15-09 John P. Probst III and Jill F. Probst to Terrance and Deborah Granzer, 218 Wesleyan Road, $385,805. 6-15-09 Joseph A. and Kelly L. Gallucci to Paul W. Wright Jr. and Barbara S. Wright, 4480 Forest Glen, $60,000. Portage Township 6-19-09 Dennis and Donna Lyn Russo to William W. Smith Jr. and Sharla M. Smith, 1171 South Ottawa, $266,000. 6-18-09 Andrea Celico and Kathleen M. Keaveney to Andrea Celico, 1935 South Bay and 1925 South Bay, $52,000. 6-18-09 Norman Leck to Jennifer Kelch, 1100 Hickory Grove, $240,000. Port Clinton City 6-19-09 William W. Smith Jr. and Sharla Smith to Bruce D. and Lisa M. Woods, 422 East Third Street, $92,000. 6-19-09 James R. and Janet A. Anthony to Mike and Sharron Ann Felter, Unit G-14 West Lakeshore Drive, $18,000. Oak Harbor Corp 6-18-09 Ronald A. and Pamela J. King to Kimberly DeVos, 539 North Benton Street, $95,000.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

New Weight Room Opens at Stadium After months of labor and thousands of dollars in donations, the new weight room at Port Clinton True Lay stadium is scheduled to open. “This effort has been made possible by donations of materials, labor and money from local businesses and individuals who care a great deal about our students,” said PCHS Principal Ralph Moore, coordinator of the project. Moore worked with a dedicated committee of alumni, community members, and coaches called Redskin Rebuild to make the dream of a new weight room a reality for Port Clinton athletes. The new facility will open on June 29th for all Port Clinton High School and Middle School student athletes during the following scheduled times: June 29 through July 17: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 a.m.; 10 a.m.; 6 p.m. or Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. to Noon and July 20 -31: Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to Noon. The following local businesses have made substantial contributions of donated labor or materials for the completion of the weight room (alumni and financial donors will be recognized during pre-game of the Varsity Football game on September 25, 2009): A.T. Emmett Electrical; Prairie Builders Supply Inc.; D. Stack and

Port Clinton High School Principal Ralph Moore stands inside the new weight room at True Lay Stadium that opens for all Port Clinton student athletes on June 29th. The project was funded through financial donations and contributed labor and materials organized by Moore and the Redskin Rebuild Committee. Company LLC; 21st Century Alarm; S.A. Kelly Excavating; Cuevas Construction; Gordan Lumber Company; John Gluth Building Contractor; Shawn Kuzma; Mike Lucas; LaFarge; Masonry Construction Co.; USG; Whirlpool; Randy Smith Construction & Roofing; JVS Garage Door Co.; Pennisula Interiors; Bob Lieb; Charlie Johnson; Peters Aluminum; Wadsworth Shreffler Inc.; Gundlach Sheet Metal Works Inc.; Sherwin Williams

– Fremont; Wilson’s Fitness and PC Glass. Donations for new weight training equipment are still being accepted. Contact Ralph Moore at Port Clinton High School 419-734-2147 or Brick paver forms, to purchase an engraved brick paver for the entrance of True Lay stadium are also available online under the “news” at Deadline for the brick campaign is July 17.

Saturday was a blustery day for Sandusky Sailing Club’s Junior Regatta. The races featured a number of capsizes. The racing team from Port Clinton Yacht Club participated in the event. The kids in the water are Ian Kyle and Amber Waite of the PCYC Junior Sailing Team. The North Coast Junior Regatta will be held at PCYC this Saturday. PHOTOS BY KEVIN KYLE

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the end of the meet for ages 19 and up and a 50 meter fun run for ages 6 and under. DeCarlo M. Blackwell, director of Ohio AAU, will be in attendance and can provide area youth information on all the possible opportunities in AAU track. To sign up, entry forms can be picked up at Port Clinton City Hall, The Beacon, Monsoon Lagoon Water Park, or contact Brad Meek at or simply call 419-734-0681. Volunteer are welcome and needed. The deadline for entry is Monday, June 29.

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER United Way of Greater Toledo is currently seeking a motivated individual to act as a parttime Development Officer for our Ottawa County Office. The Development Officer is responsible for the fund raising and year-round relationship building activities for major segments of United Way’s Resource Development to support the overall Community Impact objectives. Special focus will be key accounts and special fund raising initiatives as assigned. The Development Officer documents, monitors, manages and evaluates account development, analyzes account data, manages and supports key volunteers. This position includes significant data management and report generation for the department as well as assigned accounts. Applicants must posses a Bachelors degree with at least two years experience in fund raising/sales and working with volunteers. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter with salary requirements along with a resume to:

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On July 4th, the Port Clinton Parks & Recreation Department and the Port Clinton City Schools are partnering with the Northcoast Speedstars AAU Track Club to host a first annual area track championship at True-Lay Stadium in Port Clinton. All youths ages 18 and under are encouraged to participate. For a $10 entry fee the participants all receive a free Monsoon Lagoon Waterpark pass along with a free meet t-shirt. All proceeds will go to benefit area track and field. By popular demand, there will be an open division at




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MFG’D HOMES for sale in nice Lakesidearea park with marina. Contact park owner at 419-798-5103 or visit 114 Mobile Homes

PORT CLINTON 1&2 BDRM Apt. All appliances, includes dishwasher, washer dryer hookup, central air,gas heat, private patio, pool. 1 cat, no dogs. Rent starting at $495, includes water & sewer. 419-734-7422 201 ApartmentUnfurn

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Safe: JD 4 ft tall safe. Household: Whirlpool upright freezer, GE refrigerator, Whirlpool heavy duty washer & dryer, roll top desk, Queen size bed w/ 2-matching dressers & 2-night stands, 2-deer skin coats, 4-deer mounts, small round table w/ 2 chairs, Kenmore microwave, microwave stand, kitchen table w/ 2 chairs, rod iron glass top table w/ 2 chairs, dining room table w/ 4 chairs & matching hutch, Queen Ann chair, wooden hutch w/ glass upper doors, 2 leaded glass lights, food processor, pasta machine, bread machines, coffee machines, Sears sewing machine in wooden cabinet, hurricane lamp, Kenmore upright sweeper, canning jars, pots & pans, pitcher & bowel, steins, 7-35 binoculars, piano stool w/ claw feet, Christmas dĂŠcor, slaw cutter, cane wooden rocker, couch w/ matching loveseat, coffee tables, pictures, kitchen table w/ 4 chairs & leaves, regulator clock, Linden wall clock, lighthouses, end table w/ matching coffee table, Hoover upright, JD lamp, JD Christmas decorations, glass pitcher collection, 2-Lazyboys, Sharp TV, Cuckoo clock, Berne couch, small library table, 4 pc end table & coffee tables, 2 matching swivel chairs, 8 place china setting, antique Motorola TV. Many Other Misc. Items. Terms: Cash or check with proper ID. All items sold as is where is. Not responsible for accidents, or items after they are sold. Statements made the day of sale supersede all printed matter. Licensed by the division of Licensing, Ohio Department of Agriculture, and bonded in favor of the State of Ohio. NOTE: Chad W. Brough and Batdorff Real Estate, Inc. are representing the sellers only. All properties are sold as is, where is, no guarantees. Buyers shall rely entirely on their own information and inspection of the property.

Chad W Brough, Auctioneer 419-898-0290 or 419-262-7408

Rick Matter

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Local, National and Regional Classifieds 3 FAMILY SALE: Fri, 6/26 and Sat, 6/27 8am-5pm at 810 W. 6th St PC. Kids/adult clothes, electronics, TVs, dog cages and a gas range.

ANNUAL BARN Sale 4955 E. Wohlers off 269 N. Danbury. Don’t miss! June 26 to July 1 9-5

Fremont, OH 24 x 40 manufactured home, like new, used only 6 mos. Reduced by $5000 for immediate sale.

ANNUAL KREMPA/ CATAWBA Woods Sale. NM Catawba Rd to Linda Dr. June 26 9-3, June 27 9-1. Furniture, fishing rods, books, puzzles, antique rocking chairs, Coach purses, dishes, linens, misc items

GARAGE SALE Catawba! 4686 Karlite Drive, Saturday, June 27th 9 am - 3 pm kids clothes, toys, small bike, large desk, water softener, luggage, plus lots of knick-knacks.

Frontier Trader’s Flea Market wknds thru Labor Day Custom carpets, fishing gear, unique gifts, ceramics & more Fort Firelands RV & Resort. Rt.163 & 269. Mrblhd - Buyers & Sellers Welcome!

GARAGE SALE Jun 26 & 27 8-1 109 Alma St Between Madison and Monroe GARAGE SALE Thurs, Sat 9-4 Fri 10-4. Patio furn, glassware, houseware, fishing, tools, collectables, new items each day, no clothes. Rain or shine! 63 E. Bass Cir Mrblhead GARAGE SALE Thurs-Sun 508 Laurel Ave. Furniture and lots of misc.

Please call anytime 419-732-2877 or 419-357-4452

OPEN HOUSE-SUNDAY 2:00 to 5:00 1324 S. Dubbert Rd. Virtual at: Hidden WATERFRONT gem where rural lane ends at the waters edge. NEW CONSTRUCTION 3 bd./2.5 ba.! Panoramic views of Sandusky Bay are upstaged by the design and amenities of this home. Year round or seasonal, living in this home is special! Watch the virtual tour, then visit this home to really appreciate! Call Glenna Bender

HUGE MOVING/ GARAGE Sale antiques, furniture, household items, interior decorations , name brand clothes, Christmas items, tools, toys, and American Racing Rims 15x7 Fri/Sat 9-? 9200 & 9481 W. Duff Washa Rd Oak Harbor. Half a mile from Davis Besse power plant. JACKSON DRIVE Garage Sales Friday June 26 8-4 Sat 27, 8-3


NEW LISTING 4434 E. Harbor’s Edge Dr. Visual Tour at: HowardHanna. com/903680 Furnished End Condominium with private elevator and a two car garage with a side load golf cart garage. Quality construction in this two bedroom, two bath condo on the CIC Golf Course. This desirable condo is ready to go just bring your clothes. Many social amenities w/membership to the CIC. Call Ted Greene

Treasures & Trash Open Daily W. Elmore East Rd. Oak Harbor 419-8984699

YARD SALE 2 X The Fun Kamp Kozy 2450 Meter Road Marblehead Tall Timbers Camp Ground 340 Christy Chapel Road Port Clinton June 27th 9:00 Am To 2:00 Pm Check Out Both Sales!!!! YARD SALE, men’s, women’s and baby clothes, fill a bag $3, toys, boat with motor and trailer $900, 2 jet skis w/trailer $4000, Dodge Ram Truck and much more! 38 N. Ontario St Lacarne. Fri-Sun 10-? 318 Public Annoucements BANKRUPTCY for a fresh start call Tom Connolly, attorney 419-898-2889 CAPTAIN’S COVE403 W Open House Sat. June 27 1:003:00pm 419-7323323 422 Services All seasons painting etc, int/ext,wallpaper removal,pressure washing, 20 yrs exp.419-624-0383 KAPALIN’S CONSTRUCTION Excavating, Demolition, Masonry Concrete,Landscapin Basement Waterproofing, New Construction 440-986-5110 Licensed, Bonded, Insured M&T PAINTING Ext. and Int. Free estimates 419-797-6149 or 419-699-1559


Email: Ted@TedandCathyGreene. com m


FORMAL DINNING room table, solid wood, 6 chairs, glass top to protect wood, excel cond. $350 paid $1000 419-559-7183 REDUCED! OAK entertainment/ TV CABINETT w/scalloped top 21’’w x 24’’d x 82’’ht $350.00 Detailed Blonde OAK DRESSER 9 drawers-21’’w x 75’’ length x 34’’ ht. $300.00 Glass/Oak dining TABLE - (6) chairs(2) extensions- 42’’ w x 62’’ length $300.00 524 Medical ANTHEM BLUE Cross and Blue Shield. small groups, individual self employed, retired early, student, cobra alternative, over 65. Call 8007321892 526 Miscellaneous For Sale 2002 EZ Go Golf Cart. Includes hard top , windshield, fold down rear seat, lights, new tires & battery. $2500 419-349-7118 CAR INSURANCE SR 22 fillings - DUI Bonds monthly pay plan Call 734-2050 702 Autos CAR for SALE 1992 SAAB Turbo New Tires $1,000 OBO 419-680-0485 705 Boats

5761 E. MISTIC BAY POINT SATURDAY 2:00-4:00 PM SUNDAY 1:00-2:30 PM $475,000

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

MATT’S FAST Lawn Service Mowing. Call for a FREE estimate. 20% senior discount. First cutting 1/2 off with summer contract. 419-341-6275 515 Furniture

1977 23’ PENN YAN w/Tunnel drive, Avenger series/cuddy. Re-powered w/270hp merc and velvet drive transmission low hrs. & well equipped. Tandem axle Ez-loader trailer w/ surge brakes. Very clean/well maintained & ready to fish. 419-334-2607 days 419-635-2863 eves.

MUST SELL!! REDUCED !! 1996 CARVER 325 AFT CABIN Loaded-new enclosure-generator-dual stationslow hours,Twin Crusaders, extra holding tank, teek floor and more.Call MIKE419-797-0004 ‘76 MARRINETT 32’ Sleeps 8, AC $12,000 440-4540531 709 Personal Water Craft JET SKI-96 Yamaha 760 Wave Venture- 3 seater. Very good cond. Runs exlnt with trailer. $2300 OBO 440-667-0148 440-236-5161 BUSINESS TO BUSINESS BUSINESS OWNER... Market Your Business ONLINE & in PRINT to over 5.3 million households all at one time throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, New York, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware & Washington, D.C. Call 1-800-4507227 or visit www. ADOPTION PREGNANT? Financially secure and loving couple wishes to adopt and love your beautiful baby. Expenses Paid. Call Alec/Buffy 1-888-2121930 ARTICLES BEDROOM 8-PIECE $975 NEW BOXED. ALL WOOD SLEIGH/MISSION WITH 10-YEAR WARRANTY. MATTRESS SET. HANDCRAFTED, DOVETAILED FURNITURE 412-4947351. Will Deliver. ARTICLES SOFA & LOVESEAT-Also NEW SECTIONAL. Neutral Color, Microfiber. Both, still in original plastic. Sofa/Loveseat Only $595. Sectional asking $695. 412-7879128 AUTO DONATIONS DONATE YOUR CAR, Truck or Boat to HERITAGE FOR THE BLIND. Free 3 Day Vacation. Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care of. 1-888-544-9393

BUILDING MATERIALS/MISC. FOR SALE HAS YOUR BUILDING SHIFTED? Contact Woodford Bros., Inc. for straightening, leveling, foundation, and wood frame repairs at 1-800OLD-BARN/ MDHIC #05-121-861 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY/ MISCELLANEOUS ALL CASH VENDING! Do you earn $800 in a day? Includes 25 Local Machines and Candy for $9,995. 1-800-807-6486 FURNITURE BEDROOM-BUNK BEDDR All never opened, still in boxes. Bedroom was $3,000, Sacrifice $775. BUNK BED ONLY $195, DINETTE ASKING $215. (Moving Out Everything) 412-494-3143 FURNITURE BEDS - “PLUSH/ PILLOWTOPS, ORTHOPEDIC AND MEMORY FOAM” FULL... $169. QUEEN...$189. TWIN & KING MATTRESS, ALL NEW. SEALED IN PLASTIC W/10 YR. WARRANTY DELIVERY AVAIL. IMMEDIATELY. CALL 412-787-9128 HEALTHCARE/ MEDICAL ONLINE PHARMACY Buy Soma, Ultram, Fioricet, $71.99/90Qty $107/180Qty PRICE INCLUDES PRESCRIPTION! $25Coupon Mention:#01B31 1-888530-4612. Tri-drugstore. net HELP WANTED POST OFFICE NOW HIRING! Avg. Pay $21/ hour or $54K annually including Federal Benefits and OT. Paid Training, Vacations. PT/ FT. 1-866-945-0335 LAND FOR SALE REAL ESTATE ABANDONED FARM/ NYS RIVERFRONT LAND Ponds, Streams, Apple Trees, Woods, Meadows, Utilities, ATV/ Snowmobile Trails Close to Rt. 81! 7 AC - $125/ Month; 33 AC Riverfront $69,900, 15 AC - Riverfront $34,900. Financing Available, CALL NOW! 800-2602148



• Runs 3 weeks in both The Beacon & Huron Hometown News & on both websites • Up to 6 lines of copy Total Cost of Items(s), Cost of Ad Each Week: $500 & under - $16.00 $1500 & under - $21.00 $2500 & under - $29.00

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AUTO DONATIONS DONATE YOUR CAR HELP DISABLED CHILDREN WITH CAMP AND EDUCATION. Quickest Towing. Non-Runner/Title Problems OK. Free Vacation/Cruise Voucher. Special Kids Fund 1-866-448-3865 LOCAL MISC: ITEMS FOR SALE HIGH COST OF CABLE GOT YOU DOWN? GET DISH w/FREE install plans start at $9.99/mo Over 50 Free HD Channels! New Cust’s only Call FREE for full details! 1-800-606-9050 FINANCIAL DROWNING IN DEBT? Credit Card Balances growing? Stressed out from aggressive collection calls? We Can Help You Today! Free Consultation! Call Today Toll Free 1-866-415-5400 MISC FOR SALE STEEL BUILDINGS SUMMER SPECIALS 30X40 Up To Unlimited Size Quick Delivery 1-866-802-8573 WANT TO BUY/MISC. WANTED DIABETES TEST STRIPS Any Kind/Any brand Unexpired. Pay up to $16.00 per box. Shipping paid. Call 1-713-395-1106 or 1-832-620-4497 ext. 1. Visit: COMPUTERS GET A NEW COMPUTER Brand Name laptops & Desktops BAD or No Credit - No Problem Smallest weekly payments avail. It’s Yours NOW 1-800932-3721

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The Beacon


YELLOW PAGE Service Directory Roofing, Painting, Seal Coating

Firewood Center Road Firewood


HARDWOOD Thursday, Friday & Saturday

5707 E. Harbor Rd. Marblehead, OH

Decorative Concrete Enjoy a Concrete Makeover It's time for a change! Your area's Decorative Specialist. * Driveways * Walkways * Patios * Garages



Lawn Care

Boat Services

TJ's Lawn Care and Landscaping

Boat Butlers

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...

Window Cleaning


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



Dog Grooming

Roofing, Remodeling, Cleaning RooďŹ ng ~ Decks ~ Additions Remodeling ~ Tile ~ Siding Painting ~ Concrete ~ Lawn Care Landscape Maintenance Snow Removal

Housecleaning Kendra Householder     

Commerc./Industrial Painting May Painting, Inc.


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Electrical ANYTHING ELECTRICAL Honest, Fair Pricing FREE ESTIMATES No job too big or small Fast response & Callback Commercial & Residential LICENSED AND INSURED

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Roofing Port Clinton RooďŹ ng Seamless gutters 5â€? & 6â€?, Residential & Commercial RooďŹ ng 419-734-6336

Tony 419-870-9227 Mark 419-810-5021

L&D Lawn Service Commercial & Residential Mowing, Rolling & Stump Grinding t4QSJOH$MFBO6Qt$MFBOGutters t.VMDItTSJNNJOH$IBJO4BXWork

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

Handyman Service

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

Tuckpointing and repairs: Brick ~ Block Stone


We Welcome All Breeds - Small, Medium or Large Reasonable prices

Cleaning Services T & G Cleaning Services

WE CLEAN IT ALL! Condo’s/ Inside and out ~ Window Cleaning Carpets ~ Campers ~ Power Washing Call: 419-341-3302 or 419-341-7871

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

Natural Energy Furnaces

Plant a money-saving machine in your yard. SAVE up to $800 now; $100s more each winter NOW is the time for your WoodMaster wood furnace.

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Heating & Cooling M & M Express Service Heating & Cooling

See us now for a furnace to ďŹ t your home and jump-start your savings. All four models qualify for all discounts. Discounts end June 30, 2009. Financing available

WoodMaster of Clyde, LLC 419-547-9486

SPECIAL: $45 A/C Tune-Up Quality Work Competitive pricing Seniors Discount Call Matt Miller 910-470-1262 (Cell)

Home Design & Planning

Lawns, Hedges & Bushes Cut and Trimmed, New Lawns, Mulching, Tree work, Stump Removal, Power Washing

Call Chuck 419-707-9728

General Contractor

Window Cleaning

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Catawba Island Builders LLC New Homes & Additions Complete Remodeling & Renovations

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Anything from roof to basement Mobile Homes Call Rick (419)987-4565 30+ years experience

Home Improvement

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Handyman Service

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Handyman Service


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Steps, Porches, Walkways & Chimneys

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Screened Top Soil Stone Delivery Hydro Seeding

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Yacht Preparation and Concierge Services


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Handyman Service

EXPERT HANDYMAN Serving our area for over 10 years

Carpentry, Plumbing, Painting & More BE ABOVE THE REST, HIRE A VET!

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The Beacon I

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Kick Your Shoes Off & Stay A While…

Only 16 Single Family Home Lots Available

Catawba Bay offers Single Family lots, Homes, Townhomes, Condominiums, and Cottages to meet a range of lifestyles.

Now Under Construction

• West Harbor • Walls Channel • Wetlands Habitat Areas • Lakes and Streams

TOWNHOME & CAPE CONDOMINIUMS Pricing beginning at $299,900

• Marina • Club House • Pool • Fitness Center • Nature Trail

Model Home Hours:

“Affordable Living on the Water”

Hours: Wed.-Sat. 11-5 Sun. 10-4 Monday & Tuesday by appt.


VERY NICE, NEWER 4-5 BR HOME! 4 full BA, Geothermal heat/air, attached & additional garage, on 1 acre. DEBBIE CONTE 419-656-3356

5050 E. Muggy Road | Port Clinton, Ohio

419-797-2100 or 419-341-0863


STEPS TO MARBLEHEAD LIGHTHOUSE and shops. Neat and tidy condo would be great summer retreat or year round. Call RUTH DOUGLAS 419-202-0029



FURNISHED CATAWBA CONDO With lovely harbor view, vaulted ceiling, deeded dockage, & good rental history. Price reduced $149,900! DEBI BENTLAGE or PATTI KIRSCH 419-276-7755

LIVING ON THE EDGE Hand crafted workmanship throughout this new 4 BR, 3 ½ BA, ranch. Only $597,270. Many options still available.

LEN PARTIN 419-356-8777

LAKEVIEW, 2ND FLOOR LAKEVIEW Excellent condition with newer carpet, tile, & wood trim. Furnished & ready to move in. RUTHIE CAPUTO 419-356-3947

DOCK AT YOUR DOOR! Elegance, function, & FUN combine in this SANDY BEACH First floor Waterfront Condo with lake view exquisite 3 BR, 3 BA two-story. Extra large dock on a canal is great for entertaining. and steps from the pool. Many updates. or call DEANNA JOHNSON 419-341-1766 JEFF WILLIAMS 419-350-2925

LIVE ON THE ISLAND Spectacular views, Harbor Island Condo, 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 private patios over looking the channel with peaks of Lake Erie! Fantastic investment!

COZY RANCH... View of the river! Some hardwood flooring, fireplace, full bsmnt, & attached garage. 18x26 pole building. River access.

‘TWEEN THE HARBORS New 3 BR, 3.5 BA, huge Master Suite w/Jacuzzi. Enjoy views from Observation Room & 3 Decks. 2 Car garage, Many Upgrades. ANNA HOLMES 419-341-0863 JENNIFER BEHNKE 419-898-0285 GLENDA WARD 419-341-0044


Ottawa County’s Sister Team... ...Put the power of two to work for you!




Call Debi Bentlage 419-276-7755 or

Call Patti Kirsch 419-656-1781 LAKEWOOD ESTATES Waterfront Waterfron home with 2 decks & walk out basement Must see!

RUTHIE & JOHN CAPUTO 419-356-3947 The economy and our lives are constantly changing. I deal with changes every day and can make dealing with them easier. If the changes in your life lead to a change in your real estate needs, please call me.

Call Debbie Conte

419-656-3356 Call for free no obligation home market analysis.


COMPLETELY RENOVATED RANCH 3BR,2 BA, with 30’ steel dock on 1.5 lot. Very versatile interior. Call BARB GILLUM 419-265-1331

Come Sail Away! Relax on a private beach, fish, swim, and enjoy the “Good Life” with this adorable 2 bedroom cottage, or year round home. Sellers are motivated!!! $139,900. DEBI BENTLAGE 419-276-7755 PATTI KIRSCH 419-656-1781

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

Comfortable firrst floor, 2 BR, 2BA condo w/deeded boat slip, steps from large deck. Priced to sell, only $184,900. Len Partin 419-356-8777 or Glenda Ward 419-341-0044

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