Fun had with Great Swami

We sure did get a lot of comments on last week’s Tell Tales from the “Great Swami”. Even Gary Rasmussen told me he was pleased to have been named the director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources! Remember folks, it was all in fun! However, many of my craziest…
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The Great Swami returns!

Ok, it is New Years, so it is time once again for The Great Swami (otherwise known as your slightly cynical Beacon Newspaper Publisher) to predict what Ottawa County will look like in the year 2025. Just having a little fun, ok? January 2025 Port Clinton Mayor Mike Snider serves…
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Merry Christmas from The Beacon

Each year, The Beacon usually publishes a staff photo wishing you a Merry Christmas. Unfortunately, we didn’t get that photo taken this year, so on behalf of all of us who work so hard to give to you a weekly package of news, photos and information to help keep you…
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Holiday deadlines

Quick reminder…The Beacon deadlines the next two weeks will be early to accommodate Christmas and New Years happening on Thursdays this month. Please have all your submissions to us by Friday at 5 p.m. (December 19 & 26). Thanks. As I mentioned last week, Port Clinton resident Tony Tucker has…
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Decorate The Mitten Tree

Don’t forget The Mitten Tree! Every year for the past 30 years, The Beacon has decorated a Christmas Tree in our entrance foyer with mittens, scarves, stocking caps, and any number of knitted items to help keep heads, hands and hearts warm this winter season. We are also collecting toys…
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Keeping heads, hands and hearts warm

Tradition is a big part of the Holiday Season…and our favorite is The Mitten Tree! Every year for the past 30 years, The Beacon has decorated a Christmas tree in our entrance foyer with mittens, scarves, stocking caps, and any number of knitted items to help keep heads, hands and…
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Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

Happy Thanksgiving!!! As you have no doubt heard by now, Friday is “Black Friday”…the day the big retail stores really get revved up for. Saturday is the American Express designated “Small Business Saturday”. So, why not take some time this Saturday to make a visit or two with your LOCAL…
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