Benefit for Paul Colston



I have been very close to the Colston family in Port Clinton for many years. Father Cal, and the three boys, Tracy, Tim and Paul are all members of the PCHS Athletic Hall of Fame. I learned a couple of weeks ago that Paul Colston has been diagnosed with a rare genetic liver condition called Alpha One Antitrypsin Deficiency. He needs a liver transplant and is on the transplant waiting list at Cleveland Clinic. This Saturday, September 26, at 3 p.m., in conjunction with the All Class Reunion Weekend, there will be a very special benefit Alumni Basketball game (boys and girls) at the PCHS Gymnasium with all proceeds going toward Paul’s medical and living expenses. For more information, contact PC Boys Basketball Coach, Von Graffin, at 419-308-3914 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Saturday will also be the PCHS Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Port Clinton Yacht Club. It’s a great class! I am especially pleased by the induction of Billy Joe Coleman, brother-in-law of the leading rusher from the undefeated 1962 football team, Larry Wiley. I visited with Larry and his wife (Billy Joe’s sister) a couple of years back in Las Vegas where I was attending a newspaper conference. Don Ice, Evan Whiting and Jack Lano are also in this outstanding class.

Congratulations to Amber Mitchell who was chosen from among 124 entries as the winner in our Find Wylie Contest in this week’s Beacon.  He found Wylie hiding in the ad for Firelands Regional Medical Center on page 7A in last week’s Beacon. Amber wins our weekly $20 gift card from Friendship Food Stores. We will hide Wylie again this week, so if you find him, drop off an entry form at our office in the Beacon Place Business Center or click on the Find Wylie Icon at our website thebeacon.net.

Tonight (Thursday, September 24) from 6:30 to 8:30, Hair Quarters will be celebrating their 35th Anniversary at the Denny Bergeman Port Clinton K of C Hall at 109 E. Perry Street. They will serve light appetizers catered by 1812 and entertainment will be provided by Chuck Reichman from the Travelin’ Lounge Lizards. Redken artist Cindy Cnflitti will stage a presentation starting at 7 p.m. Also throughout the evening there will be an indoor Poker Run with the best hand winning a year full of haircuts and a basket of products.

The Autumn Equinox was last Tuesday. But, what did I tell you several weeks ago, that some of our best weather takes place in September and October! Once again this week’s weather has bordered on spectacular!

The Bay Township Volunteer Fire Department will hold their 48th Chicken Barbecue on Sunday, September 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A half-chicken dinner is $10 and you have your choice of eating it there or taking it home.

A very special event will be taking place at the Catawba Island Brewing Company on Saturday, October 3, from 7-11 p.m. The Davenport Boys, John and Jerry, will be performing all night long and also will be trying to raise money for Kiwanis International’s Project Eliminate, to help stamp out Maternal Neonatal Tetanus around the world.

Next Wednesday, September 30, Otterbein North Shore will hosting a Health Talk Lunch & Learn program at 12 Noon. The topic will be Therapeutic Modalities…what are they? For more information, contact Jo Ann at 419-798-8254.

Insights and trends about the current state of the church will be discussed at Lifetree Café this Sunday, September 27, at 6 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Port Clinton. The program titled “Leaving God? Insights from those who’ve walked away from church” includes interviews with John Bucher, an author, filmmaker and screen writer who was hurt by the church and Dr. Josh Packard, a professor and researcher at the University of Northern Colorado. Admission is free.

The Port Clinton Rotary Club is making plans for their 6th annual Rotary Pizza Challenge to be held on Tuesday October 20th. New this year is a change of locations to The Mon Ami Restaurant and Winery.  The Rotary club is soliciting pizza vendors to participate. If you're a pizza maker, give Duane Waite a call 419-797-9006 to be included in this great community event with proceeds funding the new Collaborative Park and student scholarships.

The Northern Ohio Regional Economic Development organization NORED will host a special program about the proposed marijuana legalization amendment proposed on Ohio’s November 3 ballot. There will be a networking breakfast at 7:30 with the program beginning at 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg on Thursday, October 8. There is no charge to attend and space is limited. Contact NORED Administrator, Jerry Arkebauer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Don’t forget our Wednesday morning Coffee with the Editor at the 1812 Restaurant at the Island House each week. Each Wednesday we have a small group that discusses local issues and we get good ideas about community news stories to cover. Join us for our next Coffee with the Editor session at 1812 held every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m.

The local PEO Chapter will be holding their Rummage Sale this Friday, September 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, September 26, from 9 a.m. to Noon at the St. Thomas Guild Hall on East Second Street in Port Clinton, just east of Jefferson St. Items will include gently used clothing from infant to adult, household items, toys and much more. Proceeds provide educational grants, scholarships and scholar awards to assist local women in obtaining degrees.

Early reservations are recommended for PC Seniors' 12th Annual Big Band Dance. This year’s theme is The Day After Halloween Dance.  The dance will be held on Sunday, November 1, from 2-5 p.m., at the Moose Lodge Hall, 1105 W. Lakeshore Drive, and Port Clinton. Admission is $10 advance/reservation or $12 at the door and includes a hors d’oeuvres buffet, door prizes, and 50/50 raffles. Sponsored by Moose Lodge 1610 and Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices North Shore, the event features the 17-piece big band Night Session; and is open to the public 21 years of age and older. Dress is nice casual or costume. Tickets can be purchased at the Port Clinton Senior Center, 320 E. Third St., (T, Th, Fri 10 a.m.-1 p.m.) or at Mary’s Blossom Shoppe 125 Madison St., PC or by calling Juanita Mills-Persely at 419-341-1080 for reservations or information.

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