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Where in the world is The Beacon?

29-11-2015 Hits:118

Here Chris Bodnar brought his Beacon to Bend, Oregon. In the background is Pilot Butte. Has your Beacon traveled somewhere with you? Send your photo to Jasmine at editor@thebeacon.net.

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Red Fern Inn at Rocky Point Winery

28-11-2015 Hits:393

Chris Redfern at Red Fern Inn at Rocky Point Winery. “Three years ago Kim and I walked through buildings in downtown Port Clinton, Catawba Island Township and Marblehead. People thought my...

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Snoochy Poochy

27-11-2015 Hits:217

Amanda Linton, left, and her daughter, Joey, out in front of the Snoochy Poochy. Amanda Linton, owner of Snoochy Poochy, has always worked with animals. Her mother owned a boarding kennel...

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Gem Beach V Rocks on Sept. 8



Now celebrating its fifth year, Gem Beach Rocks is an annual fundraiser for United Way in Ottawa County. This festive outdoor event brings thousands to Gem Beach on the shores of Lake Erie. Over the past four years, more than $200,000 has been raised to support United Way’s efforts advancing education, income and health in Ottawa County.


Gather with friends at Gem Beach on Catawba Island from noon to 8 p.m. on Sept. 8 to enjoy a day filled with live entertainment, cold beverages, great food, raffles and just plain fun while showing your support for the people of our community.


You can ask questions, learn more and see photos of last year's event by liking the United Way in Ottawa County Facebook page.


Wildlife Council OKs waterfowl season dates

The 2012-13 waterfowl hunting season dates have been approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife.
The Lake Erie Marsh Zone encompasses portions of Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Sandusky and Erie counties. The duck hunting season in the Lake Erie Marsh Zone is Oct. 13-28 followed by a second segment that opens Nov. 10-Dec. 23.
The daily bag limit for ducks is six, which may not include more than four mallards (no more than one may be female), three wood ducks, one black duck, two redheads, four scaup, one canvasback, two pintails and one mottled duck. The daily bag limit for mergansers is five, of which no more than two may be hooded mergansers. The daily bag limit for coots is 15. Possession limits after the first day are twice the daily bag limit.

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