It's time for gardening and golf

It’s a BIG DEAL!!! This Friday, April 19, from 12 Noon to 7 p.m. the Port Clinton Kiwanis Club will be fixing up and serving Mark Giaco’s Homemade Spaghetti Dinners at St. John Lutheran Church on Adams Street in Port Clinton. Lunch or dinner tickets are just $8, dine in or carryout, and all proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Club’s many youth service projects in the community. They are true to their defining statement, “Kiwanis is a global organization dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.”


This Saturday, it’s the “Run for the Roses”, the Annual Auction night sponsored by the Friends of Immaculate Conception School. It will be held in the school gym behind the church located at the corner of 4th and Madison Streets in Port Clinton. Doors will open at 5:30. They will have live, silent and fishbowl auctions. Some of the items up for auction include a photo booth for your next party, dream trips, a jar full of cash, a brand new laptop computer, a basket full of lottery tickets and much, much more! Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at the school office. Tickets include a fabulous dinner catered by the Nor’Easter Club and 6 drink tickets. For more information or to reserve your tickets, call the school office at 419-734-3315.

Our Find Wylie winner for this week is Mary Triska of Catawba. She was one of 158 entries who found our friendly fish hiding in the Destination Designs ad in last week’s Beacon. Mary 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,

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Ida Rupp Public Library will hold a free workshop titled “From Wall Street to Main Street: Myths, Miscues and Investment Fundamentals” presented by Allison Falls. It will be held at the Library on Tuesday, April 23. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with the workshop scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. To register, call the Chamber at 419-734-5503 or e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly Business After Hours tonight, Thursday, April 18, at the Thirsty Pirate at the corner of State Routes 163 and 53. It will be from 5-7 p.m. and will feature many door prizes for attendees.

They had a fantastic private opening at the new Ciao Bella last Friday evening. Barb and Mel Ayers were there to greet the attendees. Mel looked nice. Barb looked INCREDIBLE! For an opening night, the service and food preparation was superb. They will have their official Ribbon Cutting next Tuesday, April 23.

The 9th Annual Redskin Golf 5-Man Scramble will be held on Sunday, April 28, at the Catawba Island Club golf links. Registration will be at 7:30 a.m. with shotgun start at 8 a.m. The cost is $100 per golfer which includes a hot dog at the turn, a hamburger following play, 2 beverage tickets and various hole prizes.

While we are on the topic, mark down Friday, May 3, for the 2013 United Way Golf Invitational at Catawba Island Club. They will have shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 12 Noon. The cost is $100 per golfer which includes brunch and a BBQ Luncheon. Space is limited so register your foursome by this Friday, April 19. To RSVP, call 419-734-6645 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

St. Paul United Church of Christ (165 Toussaint Street, Oak Harbor) will be celebrating Rural Life Sunday this Sunday, April 21st during their 10:15 worship service. During the celebration, a local family will receive a tree to plant in keeping with St. Paul tradition. Additionally, children who come forward for the children's sermon will receive a small seedling that they may plant at home. Pastoral Assistant Kyle Timmons will present the sermon, "Seeds of Hope" and the handbell choir and youth quartet will use their gifts to enhance worship. For more information contact the church at 419-898-0852 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Terra State Community College’s Choral Society will present “Music that Changed the World” on Friday, April 26, at the Port Clinton High School Performing Arts Center starting at 7:30 p.m. This concert celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the group. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling the Ticket Line at 419-559-2379.

Angie Wright, just 23 years old and a lifelong resident of Catawba and graduate of Port Clinton High School and Allegheny College, passed away last week with pneumonia. She was extremely talented both vocally and as a violinist. Her close circle of friends have set up a memorial to help her family with funeral and medical expenses. It was just 13 years ago her father James died in a car accident after dropping Angie off at Portage School. Donations can be made to the Angela Wright Memorial Fund at Her funeral is today, April 18.

The 3rd Annual Oak Harbor Community Cleanup Day will be held on Saturday, April 27, sponsored by the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. They are encouraging service clubs, youth groups, homeowners associations, community groups businesses and families to take part in this annual event. They will meet at 9 a.m. that day in the Community Market’s parking lot. They will tackle cleaning up debris in downtown Oak Harbor until 11 a.m. To get involved, call the Chamber office at 419-898-0479.

The Oak Harbor Chamber will also again be holding Farmers’ Markets in downtown Oak Harbor on the 4th Saturday of each month from June through October. They will be held between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Log Cabin Park on North Church Street. Call the Chamber at 419-898-0479 for more information or visit their website at

Want to win a $500 gas card? The Port Clinton 4th of July Committee is partnering with Friendship Food Stores for the month of April at both their stations in the PC area, 1810 E. Perry Street and 3800 State Road. They will be selling raffle tickets with the winner getting a grand prize of $500 gas card. Proceeds from the raffle benefit the 2013 4th of July celebration in Port Clinton. You can purchase your tickets for $1 each of 6 for $5 at any of the stores or you can contact Mike and Mary Ann Snider along with Debbie Hymore Tester. The drawing will be May 1. Good luck!

Interested in gardening but you don’t have the space? Come to the Beech Street Park Community Garden at 3rd and Beech Streets on Port Clinton’s east side on Thursday, April 25, at 10 a.m. to learn about organic gardening. If you can’t make it, call Dave Mehl at 419-206-0482 for more information about a 4’ x 8’ raised bed for 2013. Beds are available to any Port Clinton City resident.

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