Celebrating 100 years of service

In this day and age, it’s really something for a local business to still be around after 20 years…almost impossible to make it 50 years. But 100 years? That is incredible! That is Ohler & Holzhauer. They held a ribbon cutting last Friday to observe their 100th Anniversary! Congratulations to…
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Standard Products and Dr. Putnam

Once again, Port Clinton was featured on National TV. This time it was a week or so ago on the Sunday Morning CBS news program. They did an extensive look at Dr. Robert Putnam and his book “Our Kids” and also did a long interview with Scott and Adrienne Hines.…
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Best of the Best awards ceremony

Many thanks to the 1,471 people who voted in our 2nd Annual Best of the Best in Ottawa County promotion this year. We are truly overwhelmed! The voting is now officially closed, and preparations are being made for our huge Best of the Best Awards Gala at Mon Ami on…
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Vote now for Best of the Best

Time is running short on voting for the Best of the Best of Ottawa County. As of this writing, we have over 1,300 total votes in our 40 categories, most of which are done through The Beacon’s website, thebeacon.net. We are extending the voting to Thursday, September 3. Our 2nd…
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Best of the Best

Last year, we did our first Best of the Best of Ottawa County, and it was a huge success with well over 300 people showing up to our Gala Awards Dinner. As of this writing, we have nearly 1,000 total votes in our 40 categories, most of which are done…
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PCVFD chicken dinner

We visited the Port Clinton Volunteer Fire Department’s chicken dinner last Sunday, and took my 3-year old grandson Elyjah, who wanted to go see the firetrucks. Not only was the Chicken really good, Elyjah now wants to be a fireman when he grows up! We went to the annual Club…
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Marblehead Rocks

Seven years ago, I was asked to be the Ottawa County Chairman for United Way’s annual campaign. I sat down with Chris Galvin and asked a simple question… “What works in Resort Communities?” Her answer: “Events!” In the early days of the Travelin’ Lounge Lizards, Todd Finke, Bob Hille and…
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