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Mon Ami holding benefit for Richie Saponari

We are very sorry to report that Richie Saponari, the husband of Salvation Army Ottawa County Director Maureen Saponari, passed away last Friday. He was one of those “characters” on the local scene that made life more interesting and fun! Mon Ami is planning a special benefit for Richie this…
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PC Chamber Awards dinner

Tonight (Thursday, April 10) is the annual Awards Dinner of the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce at Catawba Island Club. They will be presenting five awards and Main Street Port Clinton will be presenting two awards. For the Chamber, it will be the Lighthouse Award (a business that has…
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Port Clinton’s perfect storm

I think Lauren Falcone from Poggemeyer Engineering may have said it best; this may be the coming of the “Perfect Storm”. For the business interests of downtown Port Clinton, so much has been happening in the last two months it is dizzying! First, City Council votes UNANIMOUSLY to allow the…
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Second place for General Excellence

I attended the Mid Atlantic Community Papers Association annual conference over the weekend in Harrisburg, PA. It was a great time and I learned a lot. I am happy to report that the Beacon won several awards: second place for General Excellence for community papers, first place for Website Community…
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Spring is here!

It is official! It’s spring! Today, Thursday, March 20, 2014, is the spring equinox. That means as the earth travels around the sun, spinning on its axis, the equator is centered on the sun, and daylight is equalized with nighttime. From now until the autumn equinox, the northern hemisphere will…
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Reifsnyder inducted into Ohio Kiwanis Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Vee Reifsnyder of Port Clinton who was inducted into the Ohio Kiwanis Hall of Fame this past weekend in Columbus. Vee was President of the Port Clinton Kiwanis Club from 1999-2000 and became very involved with the activities of the Ohio District of Kiwanis International. She was elected…
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Lenten fish fry begins Friday

The Port Clinton Knights of Columbus will begin their annual Lenten Fish Fries this Friday, March 7 from 5-7:30 p.m. and it continues each Friday during Lent. This year, the Knights are offering a new menu featuring ALL YOU CAN EAT meals for $8 for adults and $4 for children…
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