Dancin’ the Beach

By Karin Messner 

(Excerpted from The Beacon, Feb.-March, 1987)

Terrace Beach Dance Hall, or Ballroom, or Gem Beach, or Twin Beach Resort, or whatever your era called it, must have been the most famous spot on the Northcoast.


Vintage air power in Port Clinton on Labor Day weekend

Port Clinton resident and Tuskegee Pilot Col. (Ret.) Harold H. Brown with the P51 Mustang similar to the one he flew in World War II. Brown will be joining the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit coming to Erie Ottawa Regional Airport Aug 29-Sept. 1. 

Liberty Aviation Museum and Tri-Motor Heritage Museum in Port Clinton have, in their first year of operation, become a go-to location for enthusiasts of the Golden Age of Aviation and Warbirds of WWII in Northern Ohio. Adjacent to the revitalized Erie Ottawa Regional Airport, the museums, Tin Goose Diner and airport are attracting those interested in history and aviation and have become a favorite destination for tourists and for local citizens.


Wheel-thrown pottery featured at Appetite for the Arts

Some of Lococo-Hedden’s pottery

Cyndi L. Lococo-Hedden takes her art for a spin–literally. The potter, among about 50 artists to be featured at Appetite for the Arts, throws her pieces spontaneously on the wheel in her Port Clinton garage, making every piece unique.


Stein Hospice Charity Golf Classic at Eagle Creek

The 19th annual Stein Hospice Charity Golf Classic will be held Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Norwalk. Shotgun start is 1 p.m.

Registration is $200 per golfer, which includes a pair of golf shoes, green fees, cart, lunch, dinner, entertainment and live and silent auctions.


The importance of a properly tuned crankbait

ReefRunner crankbaits

What does tuning a crankbait mean, and why is it important? Before I answer those questions, let me ask you this: have you ever been trolling with all of the same style of crankbaits out, like Reef Runners, Rogues, Deep Husky Jerks, or any other hard bodied bait, that just didn’t seem to catch fish when the others were? Chances are that that one crankbait was simply out of tune and running a little funny.


Grants available for labor camp updates

Owners/operators of existing or new agricultural labor camp throughout Ohio can access funds now to assist them with improving their farm-workers living quarters.

These funds are available through WSOS CAC and the program is made possible by a grant from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS) to the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA), which contracted with WSOS to administer the funds.


Duck blind lotteries at State Parks set for Aug. 17

More than 280 permits are available to hunters wishing to construct a duck blind on several Ohio State Parks’ lakes this waterfowl hunting season. Lottery drawings will be held at the 16 participating state parks on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 17, along with lotteries for the use of 146 duck blinds available on two state wildlife areas.


Ottawa County Republican Women donate for backpacks

Left to right: Roni Reid (OCRW Treasurer), Kathy Lambacher (OCRW President), Maureen Saponari (Salvation Army), Jill Stinebaugh (OCRW Vice President), Jennifer Widmer (OCRW Secretary).

The Ottawa County Republican Women (OCRW) recently held a drive to help The Salvation Army with their “Tools for Schools” program. The OCRW raised over $1,000 to help provide more than 25 backpacks and numerous school items for the children in the county that are in need. The program serves an average of 612 school children each year. 

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