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Telltales by John Schaffner

Telltales  by John Schaffner



It’s the PC All Star Garage Band at Mango Mama’s Saturday night for the All Class Reunion of Port Clinton High School.

Members of the band include: Bob Hille, Paul Ochs, Bo Loeffler, Sue Hany, Mike Reichman, Chuck Reichman and John Schaffner. The entertainment will be starting at 8 p.m. Saturday night. According to Jan Gluth with the Port Clinton Schools, alumni from as far away as California and from all over the country will be attending this weekend’s alumni events.

The work that was scheduled on East Harbor Road east of Port Clinton has been postponed until further notice, according to ODOT. They will announce when the closure is rescheduled, but for now the entrance ramps to and from Ohio 2 are open.

Our Find Wylie winner is Sue Smeach, again from the 330 area code, who was among 255 contestants who found Wylie hiding in the ad for Brandy’s Steakhouse on page 8A in last week’s Beacon. Sue 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, www.thebeacon.net.

What a weekend we have in store! First, the Harvest Festival takes over downtown Port Clinton. The Ohio State University Marching Band performs at True Lay Stadium during the PC-Margaretta game, along with the PCHS Alumni Band, the PCHS Marching Band and the Margaretta High School Band. Finally, the Snow Flurries Regatta will again be held at Port Clinton Yacht Club with races on Saturday and Sunday morning. By the way, as of Tuesday, there were still plenty of tickets on sale at Port Clinton High School for the game Friday night.

The Exploratory Fire and EMS Committee on the Peninsula will be hosting informational meetings on the merging of the Lakeside and Marblehead Fire and EMS Departments into a single entity. The committee has voted unanimously to move forward toward the formation of a township Fire and EMS department with the recommendation of consultants. There will be an open public informational meeting at the Danbury Township Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. to discuss these recommendations.

The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be back in our area next week. On Monday, they will be at the Oak Harbor United Methodist Church, 360 Ottawa Street, from Noon to 6 p.m. The following Saturday, Oct. 6, they will be back at East Harbor State Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This means there are two more opportunities for you to give the gift of life.

A couple of weeks ago we told you about the “Drive 4 your School” event at Oak Harbor High School. Tri Motor Sales and the Ford Motor Company exceeded their goal of $6,000 worth of test drives, and the students and staff of B-C-S Schools are $6,000 richer for the effort.

My old friend Dr. Pete Vandenberg has been trying to sell his 30’ sailboat since he moved back to Van Wert, Ohio a couple of years ago. I know the boat. It is in very good shape, with a whole set of new sails. Anyway, he has decided to donate the boat to Stein Hospice. That’s right, Stein Hospice is now selling raffle tickets for $20 each for the boat and the drawing is to be held on Saturday, Oct. 6. To get your raffle tickets, contact Amy Skolnik at 800-625-5269.

R.C. Waters Elementary School is collecting box tops for education as well as Campbell Soup labels. The labels benefit the school and helps raise funds for items the school may need. Anyone can donate and drop off at RC Waters Elementary during school hours or contact Brandi Gorzelski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for pick up of labels or box tops. The drive started Monday and last through October 19.

There will be an Indoor Garage Sale and Vendor Gala this Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 to 3 p.m. at St. Paul United Church of Christ on Toussaint Street in Oak Harbor. They will have over 15 garage sale tables along with vendor tables selling all kinds of things from jewelry to arts and crafts. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase as well. For more information, contact Jackie Timmons at 419-898-2045 or send her an e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Joyful Connections, Ottawa County’s supervised visitation and exchange agency, is holding their first ever Family Frenzy, a program similar to the Family Feud TV Show, on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Banquet Hall at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $25 per person which includes a dinner of chicken and ribs along with a fun evening of entertainment as six local teams compete for the championship. For tickets or information, call Joyful Connections at 567-262-3181. Tickets are also available at both the Oak Harbor and Port Clinton Area Chambers of Commerce.

Looking to get more involved in your community, meet a fantastic group of dedicated professional women and have some fun? This Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 6-8 p.m., the Port Clinton Business and Professional Women (BPW) will host their annual Membership Drive at Camp Perry’s Marksmanship Center air gun range. BPW supports women of Ottawa County through scholarships, training, education and networking. A light meal will be provided. RSVP is requested to Kim Leneghan, BPW Membership Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 216-346-9874 by Friday, Sept. 28.

The Oak Harbor Area Girl Scout Troops are participating in a regional “Pack-A-Pickup” food drive. They are collecting canned and boxed goods to be donated to the B-C-S Food Bank at St. Paul’s Church in Oak Harbor. The Drive kicked off on Sept. 17 and runs through Oct. 5. At the OHHS Homecoming game that night, there will be a pickup to take any remaining donations. Also, donations may be dropped off at the Community Markets or Commodore Perry Federal Credit Union in Oak Harbor. If you have any questions or would like to make a monetary donation, call local Girl Scout Leader Nicole Nissen at 567-201-7788.

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