Easter offers a time for reflection — no matter your faith

John SchaffnerIn the Christian tradition, this week is Holy Week. It commemorates the horrific death and ultimate resurrection of a man named Jesus who lived in what we now know as Israel.
Of course, not all faiths are Christian faiths. However, the tenants of many faiths, as they regard human behavior, are similar — one God — and treat others as you would like to be treated. It is a strong family time — a time for reflection, whatever your faith.
I would ask all to honor their traditions of this weekend and enjoy.

A gentleman who adopted our area as his home several years ago, passed away last week following a long bout with cancer. Jim Zaremba was my brother’s neighbor on Catawba. As such, I had a number of opportunities to interact with him. He was truly a very nice, soft-spoken gentleman.
We also lost Dick Spicer last week, former president of the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce. Dick worked tirelessly to grow the Chamber during his tenure, and he was extremely successful.

Our Find Wylie winner this week is Tom Keller from Marblehead who found Wylie in the ad for the Bassett’s Market on page 3A in last week’s Beacon. Tom wins a $20 gift card from Friendship Food Stores. We’ll be hiding Wylie again this week, 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

The City of Port Clinton will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, on the Ottawa County Courthouse lawn. Donations of candy and prizes for the children. Donations can be dropped off at City Hall.

St. Paul United Church of Christ in Oak Harbor is hosting a Community Sale/Rummage Sale/Vendor Gala from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m Saturday, April 21, at the Church located at 165 Toussaint St. There will be great deals galore on household items, electronics, toys and much more. Some of the vendors represented will be Avon, Celebrating Home, Premier Jewelry, Body by Vi, Miche, Pampered Chef and a whole lot more. The Oak Harbor Relay for Life team will be serving refreshments. If you are interested in donating to the rummage sale, contact Jackie at 419-898-2045 or e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Annual Ottawa County Ducks Unlimited Banquet and Auction will be held on Saturday, April 14, at the Camp Perry Clubhouse. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling John Valentine at 419-656-9000.

On Saturday, April 21, the Oak Harbor High School Choirs will hold the semi-annual Community Service Auction. Pre-sale tickets are $10 which provides the buyer with a lasagna dinner and the ability to bid on all of the Silent and Grand Auction items. The High School students themselves will be the Grand Auction items. They include: cut and deliver firewood, house and garage cleaning, lawn work, maintenance, and much more. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. The Grand Auction starts at 7 p.m. For tickets or further information, call the High School at 419-898-6216, extension 334.

Mark Friday, April 20 down on your calendar for the Port Clinton Kiwanis Club’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner. It will be held again at St. John Lutheran Church in Port Clinton from noon to 7 p.m., so you get your choice of having your spaghetti for lunch or dinner. Proceeds, of course, go to the Kiwanis Club, which spends all of it giving back to the community.

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