Mills Trophy Race

I have never looked at sailboat racing as a dangerous sport. However, every now and then, it can be. Such was the case last Friday night in the annual Mills Trophy Race. We tore a jib trying to go to a smaller sail as we approached Niagara Reef Light (a…
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Batten down the hatches!

Moore's Dock underwater I was supposed to have a sailboat race on Sunday, but it was cancelled. Good thing! I took a photo of Moore’s Dock off Catawba State Park on Sunday UNDER WATER! I remember other high water incidents over the years. I was a relative newbie at WRWR…
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Whirlwind of a weekend

What a whirlwind of a weekend! Friday morning, the folks at Liberty Air Museum offered a special media flight on the 1928 Ford Tri Motor. It wasn’t my first ride on the Tin Goose, but any chance I have to fly that old airplane is special. Saturday started with the…
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Celebrating Memorial Day

Welcome to the Memorial Day Weekend! First of all, the weather is looking extremely good, so I urge all to be patient both on the roadways and the waterways this weekend. We don’t want any tragedies. Second, with the Walleye Festival and all of the hoopla, please keep in mind…
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Memorial Day is upon us

Our next issue of The Beacon will be our Memorial Day issue, scheduled to be out by May 21. I’d like to remind all of you who need to send us a press release or place your ad for the issue of May 28, our deadline for that issue will…
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Coffee with the Editor’s new location

We are moving our Wednesday morning Coffee with the Editor to the 1812 Restaurant inside the Island House beginning next week (May 13). 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…
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Kiwanis health screening

Saturday, May 2 is the annual Port Clinton Kiwanis health screening at Magruder Hospital from 6:30 to 11 a.m. This has become a very popular event, which gives folks a chance to get a complete health analysis and blood analysis for just $40. Appointments are required, however. Just call 419-734-3131,…
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