Port Clinton groups host awards dinner

PC groups host awards dinner

PORT CLINTON – The Port Clinton and Main Street Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will host their annual dinner and awards program at 7 p.m. on April 21 at the Port of the Island at Jet Express. Tickets are $40. Reservations are due by April 14. For more information, stop by 110 Madison St. or call 419-734-5503.

Fire season begins at the wildlife refuge

OAK HARBOR — Staff at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) would like to advise the public that the NWR is entering spring prescribed fire season.

The spring prescribed fire season generally runs between now and May 15. Meanwhile, smoke may be visible over shelter properties in Ottawa and Lucas counties. Prescribed burning on the refuge is done to improve wildlife habitat and reduce fuel buildup that leads to wildfires. The Ottawa NWR has historically treated between 100 and 800 acres per year with prescribed burning. A prescribed burn during this time is particularly productive for habitat management and brush control.

NWR staff briefed local officials on planned management actions. Prescribed burning will only be carried out when conditions permit safe implementation. Any questions regarding the prescribed burning season can be directed to Refuge Manager Jason Lewis or Private Lands Biologist Jeff Finn.

St. Mary Byzantine offers fish and shrimp dinners

MARBLEHEAD — Perch, cod and Lake Erie shrimp dinners return to St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church from 4-6 p.m. April 1.

Lakeview meals are offered this Lenten season as well as takeout. Lake Erie perch is $17 while cod or shrimp are $12. Dinners include fries or pierogi, coleslaw, tartar or cocktail sauce, rolls and butter. No reservation is necessary.

Homemade pastries and raffle baskets will also be available for the benefit of the church. St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church is located at 505. E. Main St., adjacent to the historic Marblehead Lighthouse. For questions, call or text Jane Danchisen Pittman at 540-327-4502.

President George HW Bush’s grandson to speak at book club

FREMONT — The grandson of President George HW and First Lady Barbara Bush is the guest speaker at the Wednesday meeting of the Hayes Presidential Library and Museum’s Presidential History Book Club.

Samuel Bush LeBlond, who hosts a podcast about his grandparents’ legacy of service, will join the book club virtually during its meeting beginning at noon. The club reads “Destiny and Power: George Herbert Walker Bush” by Jon Meacham.

Participation is free. The club meets in person in the museum auditorium, as well as virtually via Go to Meeting. Participants do not need to have read the book to attend.

To register online, go to https://global.gotomeeting. com/join/128601789. The access code is 128-601-789.

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