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Garage sales and golf and shooters defy the rain

I sure hope the Good Lord has turned off the spigot for a while! Over 7 inches of rain fell in June and at least 2-3 inches fell the first 10 days of July! We need some nice weather! The competitors at Camp Perry I am sure would appreciate it as well. I attended another impressive First Shot ceremony out there on Monday morning, always impressive and with the added presence of the B-25 owned by the Aviation Museum doing fly-bys. Camp Perry is a treasure. It was also great news to hear that those awful huts are going to be torn down and replaced with something much nicer. I was 16 when I worked for the summer there, and cleaned every one of those huts. Two cots on a concrete floor! $3-million ought to help that situation out a lot!

For you Garage Sale mavens, this weekend is for you, and Marblehead is the place to be. The Marblehead Merchants Group is sponsoring Yard Sales this Saturday, July 13. Many of the merchants there will be setting up a great shopping experience outside along Main Street. If you would like to get a space, call Connie at PC Antiques at 419-798-1400. If you get there early, stop in at the new Victory Café, Marblehead’s new coffee shop at 724 Main Street. Then head over to Johnson’s Island for their Annual All Island Garage Sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be household items, marine items, clothing, tools and more. About 40 family locations are participating. You really can’t go wrong!

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The Fabulous Fourth is here

Welcome to the big 4th of July weekend! The Beacon is being published a day earlier than normal this week. By the time you read this, the Sesqui-Centennial Celebration of the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg will be over. It is amazing to realize just how many men were killed or wounded in the three days of carnage outside the small town of Gettysburg, PA. When Abraham Lincoln visited and dedicated the cemetery there, he delivered perhaps the greatest Presidential speech of all time. He started it by saying: “Four score and seven years ago, our forefathers brought forth a new nation…” That was in recognition of the 4th of July, 1776. Much blood has been spilled, but we are still a free people thanks to the courage of those great men in Philadelphia 237 years ago. So, enjoy the fireworks and the fun. Just please remember why we celebrate.

Time is running out to register to play in the 7th Annual Magruder Hospital Auxiliary Golf Classic on Monday, May 15. The fee is only $130 per player, which includes two drink tickets, lunch and dinner, cart and greens fees and lots of prizes. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. To register, call 419-734-3131, extension 3256. I promise you will have a good time!

Our “Find Wylie” winner this week is Angela Holman of Port Clinton who was one of 117 individuals who found our friendly fish hiding in the ad for Ohler & Holzhauer on page 7A in last week’s Beacon. Angie wins our weekly $20 gift card from Friendship Food Stores as well as a new prize, a beautiful decorative nautical floor mat from “Capn’s Custom Carpets” at Fort Firelands. We’ll definitely 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 our website, www.thebeacon.net.

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“Like” us, really “like” us

4th of July is next Thursday, so we have some early deadlines at The Beacon for next week’s edition. We pretty much have to have all material by Friday at 4 p.m. Information for our Coastlines supplement needs to be to us today, Thursday, June 27.

You will have to excuse me if I sound a little tired! We just executed a spectacular Catawba/Marblehead Parade of Homes Tour on Saturday and Sunday. On Monday, we had 25 teams participate in the Materion Chick Schaffner Memorial Charity Golf Classic…an all day event which we sponsor also. However, both events came off like clockwork and we had over 200 people tour just about every home on the Tour. Great Job to all involved!

For those of you on Facebook (which is probably just about everybody reading this) The Beacon is now posting updates there three times a day. Please “Like” us on Facebook when you see our updates, or “friend” us. We are also updating our website, www.thebeacon.net just about as often. Reading The Beacon online is like getting a daily “all local” newspaper. It is also an easy way for our “part time” residents to stay in touch with what is happening in our local area during the week, prior to coming up for the weekend. Stay connected…get the latest news at www.thebeacon.net.

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The first week of summer

I received a phone call last week from Vietnam era veteran Ted Petersen of Port Clinton. He informed me that there was one more Port Clinton name that was not listed who is on the Moving Wall that is the Vietnam Memorial. His name is Lance Kohanke, who would have graduated from PC in 1965 but moved away a year before graduation when his family was forced to transfer following the closing of the Erie Army Depot. His sister Debbie was in my graduating class, but moved away after her freshman year also. 

Tonight is the special Wine Tasting Kickoff Party for this weekend’s Catawba/Marblehead Parade of Homes. It will be held at Mon Ami tonight starting at 5:30 p.m. The entire event is a fundraiser for the Salvation Army’s Ottawa County service unit. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at The Beacon or at Salvation Army in the Sutton Center, or just buy them at the door. The Parade itself will be this Saturday and Sunday. We have spent over $10,000 to advertise the event from Columbus to Cleveland to Toledo. The dream of owning a “Place at the Lake” can become a reality and the friendly participants will be happy to show you how!

Our “Find Wylie” winner this week is Terri Tooman of Oak Harbor who was one of 111 individuals who found our friendly fish hiding in the ad for Catawba Bay on page 8C in last week’s Beacon. Terri wins our weekly $20 gift card from Friendship Food Stores. We’ll definitely 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 our website, www.thebeacon.net.

Congratulations to Tina Burris who was president of Port Clinton Kiwanis in 2011-2012. She received special recognition at last week’s Kiwanis meeting since the local club received “Distinguished Club” status with Kiwanis International. Tina in turn presented five Distinguished Club pins to members she felt were instrumental in helping the club achieve the honor. They went to Ron Mainous, Julie Rosiar, Bill Sharp, Roger Akins and Carl Koebel.

Jeremy Miller, recently ordained Priest of the Toledo Diocese, will be celebrating his first Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marblehead this Sunday at 2 p.m. Jeremy is the son of Ron and Deb Miller.

Greg Fox has agreed to direct a Community Choir for a Patriotic Concert on Thursday, 4th of July, at Trinity United Methodist Church on Adams Street in Port Clinton. The concert will be at 8 p.m. The choir itself is open to all who love to sing and love the USA. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at Trinity from 7-9 p.m. For more information, contact Greg at 419-734-1239 or just show up at rehearsal.

The 7th Annual Magruder Hospital Auxiliary Golf Classic “Golfing for the Goal” will be held on Monday, July 15, at Catawba Island Club’s spectacular links. The event is a 4-person scramble with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Lunch will be served at the course from 11:30 to 12:45. Dinner and awards will be held following golf that day. The fee is just $130 per person for the 4-person scramble, which includes 2 drink tickets. Magruder is using the funds raised at the golf outing this year to help fund the current renovations in 1-South. This area mainly serves cancer patients, creating a better overall environment for them to receive care and for family members who wait during extended treatment times. For more information call the Hospital at 419-734-3131 and ask for Lis Brand.

Amateur performers are needed for the Marblehead International Festival on August 17. For more information, call Tomi Johnson at 419-798-5132.

The North Coast Concert Band, which features a good number of local musicians, will be performing at the foot of Jefferson Street in Port Clinton this Sunday, June 23, at 7 p.m. The local musicians include: Janet Gray and Jean McGraw on Flute; Catherine Lewis on Bassoon; Bill Bergman and Ken McFarlan on Clarinet; Amanda Berlin and Marge Whiting on Trumpet, Jane Winters on French Horn; and John Lesniewicz on Drums and Percussion Instruments.

Port Clinton High School is hosting the 2013 Port Clinton Open Tennis Tournament on June 29 and 30. Cost of the Tournament is $15 per player, plus one can of tennis balls for one event or $25 per player for two events plus one can of tennis balls. There is a 2-match guarantee. A registration form can be picked up at the main office at Port Clinton High School or downloaded at www.leaguelineup.com/pcopen. Deadline for entering is this Monday, June 24. For more information call 419-202-2671.

The 4th Annual Fabulous Flea Market and Artists/Crafters Show sponsored by the ladies of Faith United Methodist Church in Port Clinton will be held at Lakeview Park this Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 100 vendors will be there. Community Market will be grilling food, Underwood’s Grill will serve ice cream and Newman’s Kettle Corn will be there popping their delicious corn. Proceeds of this event will go to several non-profits including Salvation Army and Ruth Ann’s House.

LAST CALL for teams to play in the 24th Annual Chick Schaffner Memorial Charity Golf Classic at Catawba Island Club this Monday, June 24. Last year we raised over $25,000 for the American Heart Association and Stein Hospice. This year, we hope to do even better. Once again, the price is $600 per team; with shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Lunch between the end of morning play and the beginning of afternoon play is included, along with a great buffet dinner at CIC afterward. For more information on registering, contact Bonnie Knepper at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or Amy Skolnik at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Fish, brats, ribs, music and Browns

The Port Clinton Knights of Columbus will continue their Summer Fish Fry this Friday, June 14, at the Denny Bergeman Memorial K of C Hall, 109 E Perry Street. The fish fries are held the second Friday of every month during the summer from 5 to 7:30 p.m. They have your favorite Lake Erie Perch, Shrimp and ALL YOU CAN EAT Pollock Dinners. They also serve French fries, baked potato, Pierogi, coleslaw, mac & cheese, roll and all the fixings. Sandwich platters and desserts are also available. 

The Humane Society of Ottawa County hopes you’ll join them to help the animals this Saturday, June 15, inside the fort at Fort Firelands Family Fun Center located at the junction of State Routes 163 and 269. The festivities get underway at 3 p.m. with the Ottawa County Bluegrass Band providing the music. There will be children and adult games for all to enjoy, 50/50 raffles, a Chinese Auction, brats and hot dogs. What’s more? Admission is FREE! This will be a family and pet friendly event. Adoptable pets from the shelter will also be there. 100% of the proceeds benefit the animals at the local shelter. 

Our “Find Wylie” winner this week is Joan Hoffman of Castalia who was one of 147 individuals who found your friendly fish hiding in the ad for The Friendship Store on page 1C in last week’s Beacon. Joan wins our weekly $20 gift card from Friendship Food Stores. We’ll definitely 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 our website, www.thebeacon.net. 

The Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers will hold their 10th Annual Rib Burn Off this Saturday, June 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Adventure Bay and the Sand Bar on Put-in-Bay. Area restaurants will be competing for the best ribs on the Island. Cleveland Browns players John Hughes and Ishmaa’ily Kitchen will be will be there signing autographs. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 6-10 and free for youngsters 6 and under. Admission includes being able to meet the players and a chance to bid on the Cleveland Brown silent auction items. Ribs, side dishes and beverages are sold separately. For more information, contact club secretary Kelly Mohn at 419-341-2976. 

The Ottawa County Genealogical Society will hold its monthly June meeting this Tuesday, June 18, at 7 p.m. at Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison Street in Port Clinton. Marj Waterhouse, certified genealogist and author from Toledo, will present the program “Records for Those Who Worked on the WPA”. All members and guests are invited. 

Today, Thursday, June 13, will be the very special Open House and Ribbon Cutting at the Lake Erie Shores and Islands Regional Welcome Center on SR 53 (770 SE Catawba Rd.) celebrating the 10th year anniversary of the facility. They will have an evening of remembrance and fellowship with refreshments to be served from 5-7 p.m. There will be a brief program at 6 p.m. 

Former NCAA Coach and current ESPN analyst Bruce Pearl will be visiting Port Clinton and the Friendship Food Stores today, Thursday, June 13. Bruce will speak at the Port Clinton basketball camp followed by a meet & greet at the Friendship Food Stores on Perry Street from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Stop by and say hello.

Amateur Performers are needed for the Marblehead International Festival on August 17. For more information, call Tomi Johnson at 419-798-5132.

The North Coast Concert Band, which features a good number of local musicians, will be performing at the foot of Jefferson Street in Port Clinton on Sunday, June 23, at 7 p.m. The local musicians include Janet Gray and Jean McGraw on Flute, Catherine Lewis on Bassoon, Bill Bergman and Ken McFarlan on Clarinet, Amanda Berlin and Marge Whiting on Trumpet, Jane Winters on French Horn and John Lesniewicz on Drums and Percussion Instruments. 

Port Clinton High School is hosting the 2013 Port Clinton Open Tennis Tournament on June 29 and 30. Cost of the Tournament is $15 per player, plus one can of tennis balls for one event or $25 per player for two events plus one can of tennis balls. There is a 2-match guarantee. A registration form can be picked up at the main office at Port Clinton High School or downloaded at www.leaguelineup.com/pcopen. Deadline for entering is Monday, June 24. For more information call 419-202-2671. 

I got a very nice note from Stacey Karshuk from Faith United Methodist Church in Port Clinton who told me about their 4th Annual Fabulous Flea Market and Artists/Crafters Show at Lakeview Park on Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 100 vendors will be there. Community Market will be grilling food, Underwood’s Grill will serve ice cream and Newman’s Kettle Corn will be there popping their delicious corn. Stacey is putting this together in honor of the years of service given by the ladies of Faith United Methodist and their 4th Friday Luncheons which we used to publicize in this column religiously, so to speak. Proceeds of this event will go to several non-profits including Salvation Army and Ruth Ann’s House. 

Monday, June 24, is the date of the 24th Annual Chick Schaffner Memorial Charity Golf Classic at Catawba Island Club. Last year we raised over $25,000 for the American Heart Association and Stein Hospice. This year, we hope to do even better. Once again, the price is $600 per team; with shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Lunch between the end of morning play and the beginning of afternoon play is included, along with a great buffet dinner at CIC afterward. For more information on registering, contact Bonnie Knepper at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or Amy Skolnik at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mark Thursday, June 20,  down on your calendar for a gala Wine Tasting Kickoff Party for the 6th Annual Catawba/Marblehead Parade of Homes at Mon Ami from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be several local wine distributors in attendance along with hors d’oeuvres and a band in the Chalet, all for just $10. Tickets are available at The Beacon office or at the Salvation Army Office in the Sutton Center. The actual Parade of Homes will be happening that weekend, June 22 and 23. Another commercial to once again prove that I have a “face for radio” will begin airing soon on Channel 13, the ABC affiliate in Toledo.

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Happy birthday to Mary Alice

Mark Thursday, June 20, down on your calendar for a gala Wine Tasting Kickoff Party for the 6th Annual Catawba/Marblehead Parade of Homes at Mon Ami from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be several local wine distributors in attendance along with hors d’oeuvres and a band in the Chalet, all for just $10. Tickets are available at The Beacon office or at the Salvation Army Office in the Sutton Center. The actual Parade of Homes will be happening that weekend, June 22 and 23. Another commercial to once again prove that I have a “face for radio” will begin airing soon on Channel 13, the ABC affiliate in Toledo.

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Five year crystal ball

Maybe it has something to do with the weather, but lately one of the most common questions by new clients is how to protect major assets from being liquidated to cover nursing home expense. Many years ago, I was advised by the State of Ohio that it was malpractice not to advise clients on how to protect assets LEGALLY. It is not my job to pass moral judgment but to give the facts and apply the law. Medicaid is a State and Federal plan to provide funds to pay for nursing home and related expense. There are strict rules to determine who may qualify.

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Run or walk for humanity on Sunday

With all of the recent problems regarding schools in the news these days…shootings, tornadoes and the like…it might be a good idea to attend a special training program at the Danbury High School Auditorium tonight (Thursday, May 30) at 7 p.m. You will learn about how Danbury Schools will respond to an emergency situation. All concerned community members are urged to attend to learn about the NEW safety procedures that have been put in place at Danbury Schools.

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Remembering the meaning of Memorial Day

It is Memorial Day Weekend, which means the Walleye Festival is in town. We are adding a Dining, Entertainment, Boating and Fishing section this week titled COASTLINES. The entire schedule for the Walleye Festival is included. Given good weather, the Memorial Day weekend also brings a lot of extra traffic, so please be careful, take your time and don’t text and drive. Most of all, Monday is Memorial Day, the day set aside to honor the fallen, those individuals who gave the full measure of devotion in defense of freedom. Please keep in your minds this weekend the true purpose and meaning of Memorial Day.


This quick reminder…because of the Memorial Day Holiday, our deadline for next week’s Beacon is this Friday, May 24.


One couldn’t help but be moved to see the incredible devastation caused by the EF4 Tornado that ripped a path through Moore, Oklahoma, on Monday. We learned on Tuesday that the home of Tim Ward, a Port Clinton High School graduate and his wife Anna, was caught in the tornado’s path and have lost just about everything. One of Tim’s classmates, Jason Palacios, lives nearby and can get donations to Tim and his family. Donations can be sent to Jason at PO Box 5181, Edmond, OK 73083.


Well, we did it again. We forgot to hide Wylie Walleye again last week. However 33 of you obviously noticed and told us “No Wylie”. So, our Find Wylie winner for this week is John Mathews of Catawba who e-mailed us NO WYLIE! John wins our weekly $20 gift card from Friendship Food Stores. We’ll definitely 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 our website, www.thebeacon.net.


One of the nicer observances of Memorial Day weekend locally is the effort of the Ottawa County Republican Women’s Club who line E. Perry Street and W. Fremont Road in Port Clinton with American flags. They do this as a project for each summer holiday to remind visitors of the true meaning behind the holiday.


There will be a brand new downtown Port Clinton event this Saturday. It’s the Lake Erie Arty Party from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 106 to 116 W. Perry Street The plans are to take a public art market to a whole new level. The band “Last Born Sons” will entertain during the event. They will feature artwork from dozens of local artists and artisans. Booth rental space is still available by calling 419-656-9487. Booth space is only $25.


Congressman Bob Latta will host an Ottawa County Constituent Conference on Thursday, May 30, at the Village of Oak Harbor Municipal Building in Council Chambers, 146 N. Church Street. According to the release from the Congressman’s office, these events provide constituents the opportunity to sit down with Congressman Latta to discuss issues that are important to them, their families and communities. Latta’s district staff will also attend to assist with casework or issues regarding federal government agencies.


Any business in Danbury Township and the Village of Marblehead is welcome to have a free listing on the Township’s Website, www.danburytownship.com. To place your listing, visit their website and click on “Local Commerce”. A link will take you to a form. If you are in need of employees, a help-wanted icon can be placed in your listing. Potential employees can contact you directly for information. For more information, contact Zoning Inspector Kathryn Dale at 419-734-6120.


Put-in-Bay is hosting the Amazing Island Raise, an event similar to TV’s Amazing Race, on Saturday, June 15. Teams will race through South Bass Island, solve clues, complete challenges and win prizes. Teams can be made up of 4 to 6 adults and is $30 per person to compete. Each team must bring one camera (digital or phone) and wear tennis shoes! Teams must register by May 31. It’s all part of a fundraising effort to support Joyful Connections, a supervised visitation and exchange center in Oak Harbor that provides a healthy, safe and homelike environment where children can interact with family members. For more information, contact Sheila Powell at 567-262-3181 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


A new film from Emmy Award winning writer and producer Linda Midgett is coming to Port Clinton’s Ida Rupp Public Library. A national Christian non-profit organization called “Sojourners” has produced this half-hour film titled “The Line”. According to their press release, the film “uncovers the emerging and entrenched faces of poverty in our country – such as the suburban former banker who now relies on a food pantry; to an aging career fisherman, whose shrimping business has been devastated by the after-effects of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill along the Gulf Coast. The movie will be played at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 30 at Ida Rupp Public Library. A local program about how to help our own community’s efforts follows the screening. Refreshments will be served and donations to the Food Pantry will be accepted during this special screening event.


Amanda Mortus, daughter of former Port Clintonites Joe and Deb Mortus who now live in Colorado, has released a new book titled “Worthy”. The official release date was May 14 and it is available at Amazon.com. She is having a book signing in Thornton, Colorado, this Friday, May 24.


Monday, June 24, is the date of the 24th Annual Chick Schaffner Memorial Charity Golf Classic at Catawba Island Club. Last year we raised over $25,000 for the American Heart Association and Stein Hospice. This year we hope to do even better. Once again, the price is $600 per team; with shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Lunch between the end of morning play and the beginning of afternoon play is included, along with a great buffet dinner at CIC afterward. For more information on registering, contact Bonnie Knepper at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or Amy Skolnik at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Riders Unlimited Inc. of Oak Harbor is seeking volunteers to assist with their therapeutic horse programs.  Training will be offered this Monday, May 27, from 6 - 8 p.m. at their facility 3140 N. Behlman Road.  Please call 419-898-6164 for additional information and to begin the registration process.

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Fourth fireworks are fully funded

Great News…the Port Clinton Fourth of July Fireworks will be the “Full Monty” this year, thanks to the generosity of Ken and Gerri Gill. After the $500 gas card raffle hosted by Friendship Stores, the fund still came up short of their $8,000 goal by almost $1,300. Well, Ken and Gerri wrote them a check for $1,500 to cover the shortfall.


Usually in springtime, we all await the arrival of the robins, or even the buzzards. However, in Ottawa County, we await the arrival of the Mayflies! Some call them June Bugs, some call them Canadian Soldiers, but the “official” name is Mayflies. And Jeff Bugbee reported the first sighting of Mayflies on the porch of his home on E. Perry Street in Port Clinton.


Our Find Wylie winner for this week is Robert Hartman who was one of 125 entries who found our friendly fish hiding in Young’s Carpet One ad on page 7A in last week’s Beacon. Robert wins our weekly $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 our website, www.thebeacon.net.


This Wednesday Mon Ami Restaurant and Winery is hosting a unique event. It’s “Seniors Gone Wild” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. They are bringing in an incredible “Doo-Wop” band to help folks relive the great music of the 1950s and early 1960s. There is a $5 cover charge. However, if you mention at the door that you read this in The Beacon, you get in FREE! Sounds like a lot of fun!


We have made some really interesting changes to our Website, www.thebeacon.net. Our editor, Donna Lueke, is updating it continually. We have also added some interesting new pages in our “Marketplace” section. You can personally check out the local inventory of both homes and vehicles of our advertising customers. On the Real Estate page, under the Marketplace tab, just click on any of the ad banners and it will take you straight to their websites with virtual tours of every home. Neat, eh?


The Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will hold their 76th Annual Banquet at Catawba Island Club next Thursday, May 16, with social hour starting at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7. Call or e-mail the Chamber office to make reservations.


The folks at Rite Aid are hosting a very special Mother’s Day Spaghetti Dinner this Saturday, May 11, from 4-7 p.m. at Catawba Island Community Hall, 3307 Northwest Catawba Rd. They will be serving salad, spaghetti, bread, deserts and drinks. Adults may dine for just $8, and children 12 and under for just $6. There will be a big door prize and a silent auction. All the money raised goes to the Children’s Miracle Network.


I got a call this week from Pat True, who now lives in Aiken, South Carolina. Her husband Bud True passed away over the winter months, and they have scheduled a special Memorial Service for Bud on Saturday, May 18, at Firelands Presbyterian Church on East Harbor Rd. east of Port Clinton at 11 a.m.


Lakevue Marina off North Shore Blvd in Marblehead is holding a Kayak Demo Day to benefit the Humane Society of Ottawa County on Sunday, June 2, starting at 11 a.m. It will be a fun day to try every kayak in their fleet. You can peddle, paddle, sail and fish with their kayaks. Representatives from Hobie Kayak will be on hand to answer questions. They will also be serving brats and hot dogs. For more information, call Jodie at 419-297-6477 or Tony at 419-798-5221.


The Port Clinton Lions Club will be holding a chicken Barbecue with Barbecue Traveler on Saturday, May 18 at Lakeview Park in Port Clinton at the front parking lot. They will serve from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or until they are sold out. Advance tickets are $7.50 or $8.50 at the park on Chicken Day. For an advance ticket see any Lions Club member or call Lion Patty Howell at 419-734-2308.


The Catawba Island Garden Club will hold their annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at John Braun Park located just north of Cemetery Rd. off State Route 53 (NE Catawba Rd.). There will be perennials from members’ gardens along with annuals, bulbs, gardening items for children and adults, assorted raffle items and the sale of home baked goods. Proceeds from the sale go toward community projects.

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