Apple and Lighthouse Festival weekend

This is “Festival Weekend” in Ottawa County! First up…the “Grand-daddy” of Ottawa County Festivals, the Oak Harbor Apple Festival. Check out the complete schedule on page 3A in this week’s Beacon. Follow that up with the Lighthouse Festival that we highlighted on the front page last week. Get out and…
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Browns and Bills and Bicentennial on TV tonight

Sorry to hear about the sudden passing of former Port Clinton Fire Chief, John Drummer. He worked for many years at Clinton Auto Parts with my old friend Jerry Lippus. While Fire Chief, the PC Fire Department grew in skill and stature. He will be missed. What a tough night…
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North Coast Tour of Homes this weekend

The Beacon is hosting a very special Open House Weekend this weekend, Sept. 28 and 29. There will be dozens of beautiful homes and condominiums open for public viewing both days, both here in Ottawa County as well as in Erie County. There is a complete guide for the North…
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Don't give up the flags, replace them with PC power

Now that all of the celebration of the Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial is finally over, somebody gave me a thought. Many certainly noticed the proliferation of “DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP” flags flying throughout Port Clinton. How about we replace those flags with the red “PC” flags and fly…
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Playfair, Pathfinder, Perch, Peach, Pierogis and Polka

Looking forward to a nice, quiet Labor Day weekend here in good ol’ Port Clinton! Not much happening! Only the arrival of 16 Tall Ships in the western basin of Lake Erie, two of which will dock in Port Clinton (Playfair and Pathfinder), another will dock at CIC. Then there…
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Gem Beach, Warbirds and Tall Ships, oh my!

I would like to echo the sentiments expressed by Kathy Jo Schweitzer in her Sound Off letter of last week. For one week, could all of Port Clinton’s residents take down their signs regarding Waterworks Park? It is just for 5 days, Aug. 29 through Sept. 2. There is absolutely…
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