Kelleys Island Benefit Swim

The 20th annual Kelleys Island Benefit Swim was another fantastic Swim and Golf Cart Poker Run. Jeni Hammond and Cindra Mielke swam from North Point (Long Point for you Islanders) around the north, west and south side arriving at Portside Marina in about 8 miles in 4 1/2 hours. Right…
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Gem Beach Rocks

United Way in Ottawa County would like to thank the following organizations and individuals for once again making Gem Beach Rocks a huge success! Sponsors for this year’s event: FriendShip Food Stores, Gem Beach Marina, Janotta and Herner, Inc., Lake Erie Shores and Islands, USG, Mix 102.7 WCPZ-92.1 The Wolf,…
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What happened to my swan friends?

I do not want to ruffle anyone’s feathers but I have to say that I miss seeing the swans, particularly the ones that hung out in West Harbor and the hundred or so that enjoyed their lives in the bay behind Nagoya at Rt. 53 going out on Catawba Island.…
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Thank you from Ida Rupp

The Ida Rupp Public Library would like to thank Friends members, volunteers, and community for their help with this year's book sale. 3,342 of our books found new homes! Thank you to everyone who adopted new books and donated money at the book sale. We would also like to thank…
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200th Red Horse thank you

During the recent water crisis, I had the pleasure of working with the 200th Red Horse Squadron from Camp Perry, the 200th Red Horse Detachment and 178th Medical Group out of Mansfield, and the 371st Army Guard out of Newark. These fine men and women mobilized and were producing potable…
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Response to Mayor Brown

After reading our ex-mayor’s letting in The Beacon (July 17, 2014) I must say, I enjoyed it very much. May you continue to write letters to the editor. In today’s world, we hardly ever have anything to laugh about, but your letters are always a welcome sight when I read…
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