Catawba Moorings Christmas in July

Each year Catawba Moorings collaborates with The Salvation Army-Port Clinton Social Service Unit by holding a food drive and setting up a Red Kettle during Christmas in July weekend. This past weekend the Dockers with Donations did it again! They managed to fill a shopping cart with non-perishable food and raise a whopping $1,358 to assist those in Ottawa County!

Just got back from a long weekend at Put-in-Bay. It was a beautiful weekend for the Inter-Lake Yachting Association Sail Regatta, except for that little rain squall that came through the fleet with 50 MPH winds on Friday! Port Clinton resident and PCYC Fleet Captain of Sail Jim Miller was the Regatta Chairman and did a great job. A handful of PCYC boats participated. Congratulations to Ramon Eickert for winning the Deep Water Race on Thursday’s sail from Port Clinton to Put-in-Bay.

By the way, one of the highlights from last weekend was watching the World War II B-17 fly overhead. What a beautiful and stirring sight. 

Congratulations to Jessica Vance of Port Clinton who is this week’s big winner in our weekly Find Wylie contest. Mary Ann wins our weekly prize of a pair of tickets to Cedar Point. He was selected from 315 entries having found Wylie hiding in the ad for Ferguson’s Gallery in last week’s Beacon. We hide a caricature of Wylie Walleye in an ad each week, and our readers, when one of them finds him, can either bring in a contest entry or go onto our website,, and let us know where he is, thus entering, and possibly winning the contest. 

Friends of Port Clinton Parks is hosting the Inaugural Community-Wide Yard Sale Days Aug 19-21, at various locations around Port Clinton. A list of locations will be available beginning Wednesday, Aug 18, on the Friends of Port Clinton Parks Facebook page, and may be picked up in Port Clinton at the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center, 770 SE Catawba Rd. and OurGuest Inn & Suites lobby at 220 E. Perry Street. Lists will also be available at the Shopaganza event at Lakeview Park in Port Clinton on Saturday, Aug 20, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. If you would like to have your yard/garage sale listed, a minimum donation of $5 is requested to participate. If you live within the Port Clinton city limits, a yard sale permit is required from the City. Sales outside Port Clinton are welcome to participate. Call or email Mary Ann Snider at 419-635-6106, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Monday, Aug 15, if you would like to have your sale listed. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Port Clinton Parks.

The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce is coordinating the 7th Semi-Annual Village-wide Garage Sale Days in Oak Harbor, OH for August 26 & 27, 2016. A complete list of sales will be available at the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce and the Oak Harbor Public Library, and also on starting Wednesday, August 24. If you would like to place your sale on the list, there is a $3 minimum donation and they must receive your information by Monday, August 22. Also, they must have at least 20 sales to place ads in the newspapers. If you have any questions, please call the chamber office at 419-898-0479.

The Annual Ottawa County Ag. Society’s Flea Market will be held this Friday (Noon to 5), Saturday (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds. 

Marblehead Estates will be hosting once again the United Way fundraiser, Marblehead Rocks, on Saturday, August 20, from 12 noon to 9 p.m. It is the step child of Gem Beach Rocks, an all-day Rock Concert and Festival. Admission is $10 with all proceeds going to United Way. Five great bands will be performing. For more information, log onto

It’s August, which means school starts in a couple of weeks. It also means that the local Salvation Army is holding their annual Tools for Schools campaign. The idea, of course, is to help our area’s neediest children with school supplies and maybe their own. 

The Main Street Port Clinton Board of Directors and the Homecoming Festival Committee are reaching out to vendors within the region and announcing an official Call for Merchandise Vendors for this year’s Homecoming Festival being held September 23-25. Members of the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce receive a 10% discount on their vendor space. For more information, please contact the Main Street Port Clinton office at 419-734-5503.

We are still hosting Coffee with the Editor each Wednesday morning at Rosie’s on Madison Street in downtown Port Clinton. One of the elements we have added is an occasional speaker, to break up to continuing discussion. If you would like to be a speaker, contact Jasmine Cupp at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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