Our first Coffee with the Editor session at Common Grounds was kind of sparsely attended. We did have a nice conversation with Catawba Island resident Bill O’Donnell, a semi-retired insurance executive, who was given a history lesson on the trials and tribulations of Port Clinton and Waterworks Park. We also had drop-bys from Drew and B.J. Surovjak and their daughter Kami as well as Chris Galvin from United Way. Don’t forget, every Wednesday at Common Grounds at 9 a.m. They are offering their gourmet coffee for just 99-cents with one refill.
My son Mark, who works here as a graphic designer, celebrated his 31st birthday on Monday. He was actually born 3 days before we published our first Beacon. It was called the Port Clinton Beacon back then. Volume 1–Number 1 was published and distributed on February 20, 1983, 31 years ago today. Doesn’t time go by in a blink? So many memories, so many friends. We took Mark and his fiancée Dionne out for dinner at Ciao Bella on Sunday evening and bumped into Phil and Gretchen Treuhaft while we were there. Gretchen is now living in Albany, New York. It was a great meal.