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Cyndi L. Lococo-Hedden takes her art for a spin literally. The potter, among about 50 artists to be featured at Appetite for the Arts, throws her pieces spontaneously on the wheel in her Port Clinton garage, making every piece unique. My goal is to create pottery that is artistically appealing both visually and spiritually with undeniable creativity and details, said Lococo-Hedden, an art instructor at Margaretta High School. Her wide range of pottery includes mugs, teapots, platters, piggybanks, and salsa, chip and fish bowls. I sit down at my wheel with an idea in my mind, and many times my hand does work that I didnt know existed within. The 50 artists participating in the 2013 Appetite for the Arts work in a wide variety of mediums-jewelry, painting, metals, pottery, woodworking, sculpture, photography and more. This years experience at Appetite for the Arts at the Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport Friday, Aug. 16-Sunday, Aug. 18 includes art, food, music and kids activities. A limited number of $35 tickets are still available for Friday nights gala, a Red Carpet Affair (6-10 p.m.), with a preview of artists wares, music by the Womack Family Band and David Lester, and culinary delights, wine and craft beer from more than 15 area restaurants, nightclubs, bakers, confectioners and supermarkets. The Womack Family Band (8 -10 p.m.) has captivated audiences all over the eastern United States with their three-

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Wheel-thrown pottery featured at Appetite for the Arts

part vocal harmony, tight musicianship and oldsoul songwriting. David Lester, a guitarist adept at styles from classical to classic rock, will perform from 6-8 p.m. Check for ticket availability. Appetite for the Arts, continuing on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is free and open to the public and includes artist booths, the Take Flight Childrens Art Tent, food and beverages including the Port Clinton Rotary Perch Wagon, Ohio craft beers and local wines. Sundays Fly In/Drive In Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon will feature the opportunity for kids to fly free. Entertainment Saturday includes local singersongwriter Jerry Davenport, winner of the recent Songwriter Shootout at the Listening Room; guitarist/harmonica player and artist Bob Lawitzke; and singer/songwriter Steve Hall, whose Drop Anchor in Port Clinton video has garnered about 23,000 views worldwide on YouTube. Sundays entertainment includes the Naked Bacon Band, an acoustic quartet known for their harmonies, diverse repertoire and unusual instrumentation like washtub bass and mouth trumpet. The Kickin Back Band will bring their feelgood music to Sundays pancake breakfast. Appetite for the Arts is sponsored in part by Lake Erie Shores & Islands, Brands Marina, Morgan Realty, Aha Creative and the Listening Room.

Some of Lococo-Heddens pottery

Vintage air power in Port Clinton on Labor Day weekend

Liberty Aviation Museum and Tri-Motor Heritage Museum in Port Clinton have, in their first year of operation, become a goto location for enthusiasts of the Golden Age of Aviation and Warbirds of WWII in Northern Ohio. Adjacent to the revitalized Erie Ottawa Regional Airport, the museums, Tin Goose Diner and airport are attracting those interested in history and aviation and have become a favorite destination for tourists and for local citizens. On any given weekend vintage aircraft owners fly in to the airport, taxi over to the museum and stop in at the vintage 1950s Tin Goose Diner for a meal. The museums award winning B-25J Georgies Gal is often seen taking off to an air show or doing a flyover, giving guests the opportunity to see something few people have experienced. The Tri-Motor Heritage Museum and local EAA Chapter 1247 are restoring to flying condition a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor, the famed aircraft that ran service to the Lake Erie islands from 1930 through 1985. Yankee Air Museums B-17 Flying Fortress Yankee Lady stops in on a regular basis, offering the opportunity to crew and experience the flight of a lifetime. Labor Day weekend The CAF Red Tail Squadrons RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit will be at the Erie Ottawa airport from Aug. 29 through Sept.1. RISE ABOVE tells the story of the Tuskegee Airmen to young people in an experiential way. We are truly blessed by having this exhibit at Port Clinton for a second year, states Liberty Aviation Museum President and CEO Edward Patrick. The RISE ABOVE exhibit, housed in a 53 long semi-rig, contains a 30-seat temperature-controlled movie theater with a 160degree panoramic screen. The RISE ABOVE movie shows highlights of the Tuskegee Airmen and how they overcame obstacles to be allowed to train and fight as U.S. Army Air Corp pilots. More than 10,000 other black men and women also trained to support the pilots. The movie also will also give viewers a feel for what its

Port Clinton resident and Tuskegee Pilot Col. (Ret.) Harold H. Brown with the P51 Mustang similar to the one he flew in World War II. Brown will be joining the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit coming to Erie Ottawa Regional Airport Aug 29-Sept. 1.

like to pilot a P-51Mustang. People think they have it bad now, states museum volunteer H. Harvey Lembeck, these guys had to fight two wars--the first war, to win the right to fly and fight, and the second against the Nazi Fascists. The goal of the CAF Red Tail Squadron RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit is to teach the six guiding principles of the Tuskegee Airmen. Every youngster or school student who visits the Exhibit and watches the RISE ABOVE movie is given a free dog tag with these principles inscribed on it: Aim high. Believe in yourself. Never quit. Be ready to go. Use your brain. Expect to win. Airport director Stan Gebhardt points out, We are fortunate to be able to host both the Traveling Exhibit and the famous and

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rare P-51C Mustang Red Tail at the same time. While the Traveling Exhibit can visit schools or community centers, you typically cannot bring in the real aircraft these guys flew, set it down and let guests see this amazing piece of history and see it take off and land. Gebhardt adds, In addition we will have local Tuskegee Airman Col. (Ret.) Harold Brown on site each day between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to meet with the children and talk of his own experiences. The 2012 Lucasfilms movie Red Tails is a composite of the true life experiences of many of these pilots. One key scene in the movie is based on Browns own adventure. The airport and museum have also collaborated on a raffle to win the rare opportunity for a ride on the P-51C Mustang Red Tail. Only 100 tickets will be sold at $100 each. Tickets will be sold at Liberty Aviation Museum until the day of the drawing, Aug. 31, at 5:30 p.m. The winning ticket owner will be able to make arrangements for the ride on either Sept. 7 or 8. As a further attraction on Labor Day weekend, the Yankee Air Museums B-17

Flying Fortress Yankee Lady will be on site on Saturday, Aug. 31, offering ground tours and FLEX rides, where you can actually take a crew member position and fly a mission over the Lake Erie shores and islands. These rides may be pre-booked at 734.483.4030. Another coming attraction The ground crew at the Liberty Aviation Museum is excited about the new addition coming into the hangar collection this month. Courtesy of owner and LAM member Charlie Cartledge a TBM Avenger Torpedo Bomber will be available for viewing. This is the same type of Navy bomber President George H. Walker Bush flew in World War II. Cartledge recently completed a 14 year restoration of this operational aircraft, which is painted in a three tone Navy scheme. For more information, contact Liberty Aviation Museum at or 419.734.6297and Erie Ottawa Regional Airport at or 419.732.0234.

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The importance of a properly tuned crankbait

ReefRunner crankbaits What does tuning a crankbait mean, and why is it important? Before I answer those questions, let me ask you this: have you ever been trolling with all of the same style of crankbaits out, like Reef Runners, Rogues, Deep Husky Jerks, or any other hard bodied bait, that just didnt seem to catch fish when the others were? Chances are that that one crankbait was simply out of tune and running a little funny. Making sure your cranks are running true is simple to do. But all cranks are not created equal. Some run true right out of the box, and wont need tuning until after youve caught several big fish on them. Others need to be checked as soon as you take them out of their packaging. For example, the Reef Runner has an erratic hunting pattern that goes from side to side when pulled through the water that makes it irresistible to the walleye, but if its out of tune, it will not achieve that hunting action. However, when its tested by the side of the boat, it should dive

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down and pull relatively straight. How to test a lure: Go to the back corner of the boat and let about 10-20 feet of line out. Let the lure drift back till the line is taught, and then give it a sweeping pull forward without raising the rod tip. If the lure darts to one side or the other and stays there, its out of tune and not running true. To fix this issue use a needle nose pliers, or tuning device specifically made for this operation, and bend the nose ring (the ring the main line is attached to) in the direction you want the lure to start running. So, for example, if its darting to the left, bend it to the right, making very small adjustments until its running straight. This should actually be done with every crankbait you set out for the first time on each trip. Doing this will definitely help you put more fish in the boat. Captain Juls can be contacted by email at, or by phone at 419835-7347. Her website address is www.

Events Calendar
Aug, Mon-Fri
Wolcott House Tours, Wolcott House, Marblehead Main St. Vermillion Farmers Market, Victory Park, Vermillion

Aug 16-17
Craig Bickhardt & Erin Thomas, The Listening Room, Port Clinton

Aug 17
Gem Beach Rocks VI, Gem Beach, Port Clinton Annual Peach Social, St Paul Lutheran Church, Marblehead Lakeside Symphony Orchestra, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside Daddys Gonna Kill Ralphie concert, Mango Mamas, Port Clinton Monte Carlo Night, Catawba Island Fire Station, Port Clinton Sandusky Catholic Community Summer Fest, Sandusky Central Catholic School, Sandusky Battle at the Bay Volleyball Tournament, McCann Field, Put-In-Bay Friends of Port Clinton Parks Flea Market/Yard Sale, Lakeview Park, Port Clinton Kelleys Island Homecoming, Village Park, Kelleys Island

Aug 17-18
Auto Tour, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor Annual Vermilion Harbour Triathlon/Duathlon, Linwood Park, Vermilion

Aug 19
Sing-A-Long of Civil War Songs, Steele Memorial Bandstand, Lakeside Oz the Great and Powerful Movie, Paper District Marina, Sandusky

Aug, Tues-Sat
Daytime Island Hopping Cruise, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky

Aug, Sundays
All You Can Eat Breakfast, Elks Lodge 1718, Port Clinton Drive-In Church, Mon Ami, Port Clinton Family Night in the Park, Steele Memorial Gazebo, Lakeside

Aug 16
Lockwood Bi-Centennial Weekend, East Harbor State Park, Marblehead The Diamonds, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside Movies at the Library 42, Ida Rupp Library, Port Clinton

Aug 18
Annual Halupki Festival, Holy Assumption Orthodox Church, Marblehead Annual Duck Dash 500, McGarveys Landing, Vermilion Annual Lake Erie Half Marathon, Sawmill Creek Resort, Huron EAA Pancake Breakfast and Young Eagle Rally, ErieOttawa Regional Airport, Port Clinton Arts at the Amphitheatre, Huron Boat Basin, Huron

Aug 20
Perkins HS & American Red Cross Blood Drive, Sandusky Mall, Sandusky Lakeside Orchestra Concert, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside

Aug, Tuesdays
Tuesday Evening Sunset Cruise, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky

Aug, Fridays
Friday Night Party Cruise, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky Erie Shores Cruisers, Bassetts Parking Lot, Port Clinton

Aug 16-17 Aug 15

Story Time and Crafts at the Park, Lakeview Park, Port Clinton An Italian Wine Dinner, Chez Francois, Vermillion The Faux Frenchman, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside Big Splash Raffle, Sandusky Bay Pavilion, Sandusky

Aug 21
B-17 Rides: Yankee Lady, ErieOttawa Regional Airport, Port Clinton Archaeology on Johnsons Island, Sandusky Library, Sandusky Seniors Gone Wild, Mon Ami Winery, Port Clinton Civil War Voices, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside

Aug 16-18
Appetite for the Arts, Liberty Aviation Museum, Port Clinton

Aug, Saturdays
Sandusky Farmers Market, Hancock & Market St., Sandusky

Fly-in/Drive-in Pancake breakfast

Tin Goose Chapter 1247 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will be hosting its annual Fly-In/ Drive-In Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Aug. This event is open to the public and will be held at the Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport, 3255 E. State Road, Port Clinton, from 8 a.m.noon. Breakfast includes coffee, juice, sausage and all-you-caneat pancakes. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children. There will be free introductory airplane rides for youth age 8-17. These Young Eagle flights are provided by local EAA volunteers and give kids and opportunity to take a ride in a general aviation aircraft. In addition to the aircraft and classic cars coming in for the event, the Port Clinton Art Councils Appetite for the Arts show will be on site during the breakfast. A free shuttle will also be available to take guests to the Liberty Aviation/Tri-Motor Heritage Museum facility. All money raised at this breakfast will go toward Chapter 1247s college scholarship fund, public programs and ongoing Ford Tri-Motor restoration project. For more information, please visit their web site at

PIB Pub Crawl to support Stein Hospice

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon visiting several of the islands pubs and quenching your thirst with an assortment of flavored Commodore Perry beer, and support Stein Hospice along the way. The Commodore Perry Pub Crawl will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25. The crawl includes stops at the Boathouse, Round House, Frostys, Mojito Bay and Put-in-Bay Brewing Company. Tickets are $60 (or $35 without ferry) and include a round-trip ticket on the Jet Express from Port Clinton, 5 pints of Great Lakes Brewing Companys Commodore Perry brew infused with different flavors, a special edition T-shirt and island fun. Tickets can be purchased online at

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The Beacon Huron Hometown News

Cedar Point is looking for people who make frightful first impressions as the park gears up for its 17th annual HalloWeekends this fall, which opens on Friday, Sept. 13. As students return to school, Cedar Point recruits hundreds of seasonal employees who want to earn some extra money working weekends. That includes more than 300 Screamsters who are transformed each night to roam the parks haunted attractions waiting to unleash terror on unsuspecting guests. Afraid of the dark? Not all the jobs are scary. A variety of daytime positions are also available for people of all ages, from 14 year old students to senior citizens. Cedar Point has openings in food service, games, merchandise, hotels and park operations, as well as other areas. In addition to gaining resume-enhancing experience, Cedar Points employees enjoy a variety of perks, including unlimited access to the destination named Best Amusement Park in the World for 15 years running and the opportunity to join in this years HalloWeekends festivities. To apply for a job, please visit before attending the interview session at Castaway Bay, 2001 Cleveland Road, Sandusky, 5-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. During HalloWeekends Cedar Point features family fun during the day, including live shows, a kids costume contest and the new Trick-or-Treat with the Dinosaurs at Dinosaurs Alive and the new Howl-O-Palooza kids area. But once the sun goes down, the fun turns frightful as more than a dozen terrifying attractions come to life, including the new Zombie High haunted house. HalloWeekends returns for its 17th year beginning Friday, Sept. 13 for those souls brave enough to venture out on that starcrossed night, and is open Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays through the end of October.

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Stein Hospice Charity Golf Classic at Eagle Creek

The 19th annual Stein Hospice Charity Golf Classic will be held Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Norwalk. Shotgun start is 1 p.m. Registration is $200 per golfer, which includes a pair of golf shoes, green fees, cart, lunch, dinner, entertainment and live and silent auctions. Under the leadership of Stein Hospice board member W. Taylor Hart, golfers have generously supported the Stein Hospice Charity Golf Classic. Since its inception in 1994, the golf classic has raised more than $500,000 for Stein Hospice. To register, contact Amy Skolnik, 800-625-5269, The field is limited to 30 teams. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. All proceeds from the event will support Stein Hospice, a notfor-profit agency serving patients and families in Erie, Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Lorain and Brown counties. Stein provides care to all eligible patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

Dancin at Gem Beach

BY KARIN MESSNER (Excerpted from The Beacon, Feb.-March, 1987) Terrace Beach Dance Hall, or Ballroom, or Gem Beach, or Twin Beach Resort, or whatever your era called it, must have been the most famous spot on the Northcoast. Grown Men Cried The most remarkable thing Ive found so far, however, is that no one can tell me when Terrace Beach Dance Hall was destroyed. Its as though a whole community has chosen to blot that fact out of its collective mind. I understand there were grown men with tears in their eyes as they set fire to the building and eventually bulldozed the remains over the cliff into Lake Erie. Many people still treasure small pieces of the terrazzo dance floor scavenged from the debris. For many, Terrace and Gem Beach was a way of life, a summer time Shangri-La, as Donna Clemons calls it. proper IDs were circulated. There were those among the group at the yacht club who remembered where they got their first black eye, but for the most part, memories were of having a great time, dancing and mingling and meeting and (later) marrying. Almost to a person they remarked, Its too bad kids, and adults for that matter, dont have a place like the Twin Beaches to go today. Then they invariably chuckled, Wonder if Id let my kids go if it was still there. History Irene Scherer was most helpful in setting me straight on dates and details, since she, herself, had done an article on The Beach a few years back. According to Irene, Mott Barnholt bought the beach front property from Fred Zihlmann three days before Christmas in 1919. His first job was to tear down an unsightly pig pen, the only building on the premises. Later a sister area named Terrace Beach, also was formed, the two later being combined. Listed as partners in the Twin Beach Resort Co., which purchased the property, were Melvin Schwartz, Elmer Clemons, Allen Clemons and Charles and Curtice Steffens. According to Hope Clemons, one of the most impressive parts of the dance hall, which these men constructed in the early 30s, was the terrazzo dance floor itself. It seems this floor was exceptionally fine for tripping the light fantastic. Many area residents still treasure pieces of the floor which have washed up on the beach, since the building was demolished and pushed over the cliff into Lake Erie. Hopes twins, Don and Donna (Swergosa) collected basketsful to use as souvenirs for their class reunion. It wasnt all Beach Boys The formation of the Twin Beach Resort Co. and the building of the Terrace Beach Dance Hall marked a new era along Lake Erie or should I say, many new eras. It seems to tie directly to the music of each decade. Many of my callers did not remember the Red Sails In the Sunset Hank Jadwisiak had mentioned to me. (Im sure they also didnt know about Pinkey from Fostoria who used to skate rapidly to the end of the roller rink and jump out the window located there.) Beacon editor John Schaffner, of course, insists that the music was all Beach Boys. Port Clinton Mayor John Fritz didnt really care what the music was, so long as he and his buddies, (one a farmer who had access to gas during the war years) got there. Bruce Hamann was a part of one of those live bands of the 60s, just before going into the Service. Like so many others, he met his future wife at The Beach. By this time former orchestra leader Lew Waterman was managing Terrace Beach. Rented bathing suits The original bath house, built in 1921, also contained the first dance hall upstairs. The bath house did a brisk business as it offered, for rent, 3000 bathing suits. On some weekends, these were all in use. A letter from Mary Bishop tells me that in later years, the original building was used as a skating rink. She enjoyed dancing under the stars on the terrazzo floor when the new Terrace Beach Dancehall was built in 37. Mary also remembers In those days you could even go by boat or ice boat over to Johnsons Island to dance. Jack Gangway worked as cashier at Terrace Beach in later years during the 50s when Lew Waterman, now manager, brought in big name bands and DJs. Some of the original Monkeys played The Beach as did whoever in the world it was that played Itsy, Bitsy, Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini. Lew ran a tight ship Jack tells me Lew was a true gentleman, both as orchestra leader and as manager. He ran a tight ship. There was seldom trouble at The Beach. Some Saturday nights as many as 1200 people would pass through Jacks cashier gate at a dollar a head. The dance floor inside was wooden. The terrace outside was the terrazzo. Huge expanses of garage doors around the sides of the building could be opened on fine nights letting dancers spill out under the stars. Jack describes the feeling about The Beach as being almost like a cult during the 50s and 60s. But, he also added, It was the end of an era. It became tougher to get talent that would attract crowds at a price that would allow any profit. The war came along in 65, and young people seemed to change. Peach Queen Doris Jean Olson put me in touch with Dorothy Flegle who, together with her husband Russell, ran the original skating rink at Gem Beach and later the new one. Couples often strolled out into the peach orchards and looked forward to the crowning of the Peach Queen each summer. Dorothy tells me that sometimes when she cant go to sleep at night, shell think back to the beautiful days of Summer at The Beach. What a wonderful time you all must have had at Gem Beach in olden days, as my kids used to call my youth. Ironically, the memories are as sweet to the young men and women who left Gem Beach Dance Hall for Viet Nam in the 60s as they are for the widow who remembers swaying to the Lew Waterman Orchestra rendition of The Waltz You Saved For Me in the 30s. Perhaps this way we can all just go on believing that THE BEACH is still there and that, one of these days, we can go back. Wouldnt it be wonderful if we could?

Shared IDs I was over at the Port Clinton Yacht Club one night following a PCHS basketball game, talking with a group of friends, when someone mentioned Froggy, one of the regular employees out at Terrace Beach. Half the people in the room must have grown up Dancin the Beach. I was given this mental picture of every girl from Marblehead to Fremont lined up single file across the dance floor as they danced/ stomped/advanced on every boy from Marblehead to Fremont waiting on the other side. One male in the group recalled it as awesome. I heard about things like the cage, the place where beer was served. Only those of legal drinking age were allowed inside, once they had produced proper ID and been stamped. As is the case today, however, it seems that some of those

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Thursday, August 15, 2013 5B

Famous Thomas Birch painting of Battle of Lake Erie in special Bicentennial exhibition at Toledo Museum of Art
Important paintings of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and his great naval victory during the War of 1812 are part of a Toledo Museum of Art exhibition that commemorates the bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie. Perrys Victory: The Battle of Lake Erie, on view through Nov. 10 in Galleries 28 and 29, features paintings, prints, sculpture, artifacts, letters and music on loan and from the Museums permanent collection. The free exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see the heroically scaled painting Perrys Victory on Lake Erie (1814) by Thomas Birch so close to the actual battle site. The painting depicts a critical moment just before the British squadron surrenders to the victorious Perry (17851819) in the fall of 1813. Another highlight is TMAs own striking portrait Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (181828) by American portrait painter Gilbert Stuart and his daughter Jane. It was the outcome of the dramatic battle that led to Perry becoming a national hero and joining a stream of famous Americans whose portraits Stuart painted, among them, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The exhibition is accompanied by a series of films, presentations and other activities. A Perrys Victory Party for Museum members is planned on the evening of Sept. 10, the actual 200th anniversary of the military battle. Historians often describe the War of 1812 as the Second War of Independence: a reaction to the continuing British attacks on and seizures of American vessels and seamen, and the likely British role in encouraging Indians in the northwestern frontier to rebel against American expansion. Not only was the U.S. national anthem, the Star-Spangled Banner, inspired by the war, but victory over Britain also confirmed the young nations sovereignty. Perrys Victory: The Battle of Lake Erie Some of the most decisive events of the war on the frontier were the naval battles, as command of the Great Lakes was critical for success in the northwest. One of the most famous victories was achieved at the Battle of Lake Erie on Sept. 10, 1813, by the young Perry with the capture of a British fleet of six vessels, giving control of the lake and its important transportation routes to the United States. The centennial of the victory was celebrated in 1913 with a major exhibition in the then recently completed Toledo Museum of Art building on Monroe Street. Portraits, battle scenes and historical objects were brought together to recognize the event. Yet as large as the exhibition was, a major painting depicting a turning point in the battlePerrys Victory on Lake Erie by Birchwas not in the show. For the bicentennial exhibition, the Museum has secured the loan of the painting from the collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Sponsored in part by Taylor Cadillac, the exhibition is made possible through generous loans from the William L. Clements Library (Ann Arbor, Mich.), the Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.), the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia), the Western Reserve Historical

Perrys Victory on Lake Erie (181415), hand engraved by Alexander Lawson (1773 1846) after a painting by Thomas Birch. Image courtesy of the Clements Library, University of Michigan Society (Cleveland) and private collectors. Perrys Victory is also made possible with the support of Museum members and through the Ohio Arts Council sustainability grant program with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Admission to the Museum and the exhibition is free. The Museum is open Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.; closed Monday and major holidays. The Museum is located at 2445 Monroe Street at Scottwood Avenue, just west of the downtown business district and one block off I-75 with exit designations posted. For more information, visit or call 419-255-8000. Photos of other paintings in the exhibit can be found at

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PIB Road Races Reunion August 27 through 29

The fifth annual Put-in-Bay Road Races Reunion (PIBRRR) will be held Aug. 2729. Beginning in 2009, The PIBRRR celebrates sports car races that were held on the streets of Put-in-Bay from 1952-59 and in 1963. It captures the history of those races and re-creates the atmosphere of sports car racing of that era. Put-in-Bay is one of the few places in North America where post-war sports cares raced through towns and countryside on public roads and where those roads exist today virtually unchanged. Morgan Three Wheelers, MMM (Midgets, Magnas and Magnetters) MGs and Turner s will be among the headliners for this years reunion. Those groups, along with Triumph, Lotus and others are expected to add a distinctly British flavor to the event, which this year will have an additional historical connection with the arrival of the fleet of tall ships on the last day of the PIBRRR. With these fabulous cars and the arrival of the tall ships on our final day, PIBRRR 2013 may not be the largest British invasion of the island since 1813, but it may be the most photogenic, says PIBRRR Director Bob Williams. Tuesday, Aug. 27, is 1952-63 Road Race history day with photos, seminars, round table presentations and the Turn 4 Party. Wednesday, Aug. 28, is the day of the PIB Airport Road Races, vintage racing around a hay-bale-lined course at the newly-resurfaced island airport landing strip. A special Morgan 3-Wheeler race event is planned, along with Track Touring and the Event Party. Thursday, Aug. 29, is the car show, closing ceremony and awards. For more information, visit or contact Bob Williams at 570.724.5794 or thornapple25@frontier. com.

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Craig Whitmore book signing at Ex Libris

Just in time for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie, author Craig S. Whitmore will be signing his first novel, The Last Roar at Ex Libris Bookshop, 110 W. Main Street, Marblehead, on Sunday, Aug.18 from 1-3 p.m. The Last Roar is a work of historical fiction that takes place during the War of 1812. The setting is the north coast of Ohio and Pennsylvania and the southern shores of Canada. The story captures the struggle to build up the American fleet and the main character, George Armstrong, is a carpenter who escapes from the British to sail under the command of Oliver Hazard Perry aboard the USS Lawrence. The great naval battle is imminent when he discovers that his cousin Jessie has been pressed into service aboard the British ship, HMS Queen Charlotte. Reading the book is like taking a trip back in time to when our area, islands and towns were primitive and dangerous places to live. It is a work that all ages would enjoy. Whitmore, a retired English, creative writing, and electronic media teacher, gained his knowledge of the Battle of Lake Erie while serving as an interpretive ranger at Perrys Victory and International Peace Memorial at Put-In-Bay on South Bass Island. Whitmore is the past host of The Writing Place Roundtable for WVIZ-TV channel 25 in Cleveland. He has written numerous educational articles, newspaper articles on bicycling Ohios Rail-Trails and is an accomplished public speaker. He is currently developing his second novel, A Bit of Colored Ribbon: A Novel of the American Civil War, which will be released in summer of 2014.

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