Community calendar October 2-8

Thursday October 2

Watercolor painting with Dee Cochran
What: Registration required, call for suggested supply list
When: 1-3 p.m.
Where: Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Info: 419-732-3212 or

Yoga with Mary Leahy
When: 5:30-6:30 pm.
Where: Sutton Center Conference Room
Info: 330-858-1890


Magruder hosts first 5K event in honor of local woman

Magruder Hospital is hosting its first annual "Bras for the Cause" 5K Run/Walk, on Saturday, October 4. The race is in memory of Mimi Campbell who was a long-time Magruder employee, and Director of Nursing, who lost her battle with cancer in 2010. 

There will be an optional bra decorating contest at the event.  Individuals, families and groups are invited to make a creative bra to display (or wear if you are feeling brave) and some local celebrity judges will pick a winner after the race.  There will be race awards for top male and female overall, top male and female in each age group and top 3 walkers.

The cost is $25 per person if pre-registered or $30 on the day of the race.  Registration is from 8-8:45 a.m. at the Jefferson Street Pier in downtown Port Clinton, with the race starting at 9 a.m.  All proceeds will benefit the Magruder Hospital Foundation.  Registration material can be found on the hospital’s website or if you have questions, you can call 419-732-4061.


Latitude, Longitude and Battleship

Learning Latitude and Longitude was fun when Mr. Ryan Evarts, Port Clinton Middle School Fleet 6 Social Studies teacher, turned his classroom into a giant game of Battleship.  Here Xavier Zapata, Ian Lawson, and Bret Gaskalla help their team by checking coordinates during the game.


Port Clinton Rotary Pizza Challenge

The Port Clinton Rotary Club is hosting their fifth annual Rotary Pizza Challenge Tuesday, October 21 from 4-7 p.m. at the Port Clinton Moose Lodge on Lakeshore Drive. Celebrity judges determine the best specialty pizza and high school judges determine the best pepperoni pizza. Everyone in attendance can vote for the People’s Choice winner.

Tickets are $10 for adults and children 12 and under at $5. The pizza is all you can eat and there is a cash bar. Proceeds from the event go to fund scholarships for Port Clinton and Danbury High School students.


Local Veterans Services Team passes award to Heroes in Action


The Veterans Services Team presents the check to Dawn Heisler, second from right, at the OhioMeansJobs office in Fremont

The OhioMeansJobs (Northcoast Jobs Connection) Veteran Services Team was selected as the sole recipient of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services 2014 Veterans O.N.E. (Ohio Network for Employment) Incentive Award.


Firelands Symphony opening night October 11

Join the Firelands Symphony and award-winning pianist Stanislav Khristenko performing Rachmaninoff’s passionate Piano Concerto # 2, opening night, Saturday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sandusky State Theatre.  Single event tickets are $29 Gold, $26 Silver and free for students in the balcony or $10 for students on the main floor.  Tickets are available at the Sandusky State Theatre box office by calling 419-626-1950 or 1-877-626-1950 or can be ordered online

This event features a 30-minute “Conversation with the Conductor” one hour before the concert. For more information about any of these concerts, please call the Firelands Symphony Orchestra at 419-621-4800 or visit


Ducks Unlimited honors Ohio staff member, volunteer leader

Scott Paschke, regional director for Ducks Unlimited (DU), received the 2013-14 Regional Director of the Year award for his outstanding efforts as a staff member of Region 6, an area that encompasses the Mid-Atlantic and New England states.

"I am honored and humbled to have been chosen as the Ducks Unlimited Region 6 Regional Director of the Year,” Paschke said. “I am so grateful for all the dedicated volunteers in Northern Ohio and Northwestern Pennsylvania who work tirelessly to conserve wetland habitat. They are the true reason for our success."

Paschke, a resident of Rome, Ohio, covers northern Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania and works with volunteer committees hosting fundraisers for the 77–year-old conservation organization. The events in his region raised more than $680,000 for DU’s conservation mission in the fiscal year ending in June 30.

Ducks Unlimited is the leader in wetlands conservation, and volunteers are the heart and soul of the organization. Coordinating more than 4,000 local fund-raising events, the volunteers generate more than 400,000 memberships and more than $50 million annually.

For more information, visit


Port Clinton Mayor Leone will be at Coffee with the Editor Wednesday

Port Clinton Mayor Vince Leone will be making his monthly stop to talk to Beacon readers at Wednesday morning's Coffee with the Editor. With the upcoming election we anticipate that there will be a high attendance. If you come and do not see the group in Common Grounds, please go to the large conference room in the Sutton Center. We will only be going to the conference room if there is a big crowd.

Coffee with the Editor starts at 9 a.m. and Common Grounds offers 99 cent small coffees with one refill for those in attendance.

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