Dr. Greg Hart of Real Living Morgan Realty Group has earned the SRS

Real Living Morgan Realty Group announced that Dr. Greg Hart has earned his SRS designation from the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB). SRS Designees are a driving force in some of the industry’s most innovative and successful real estate companies. Dr. Greg Hart has distinguished himself as a leader and a resource for others seeking their goals in selling real estate.

"All along, we’ve been building our reputation on providing the highest level of customer service for home buyers and sellers in Ottawa, Erie and Sandusky counties," said Jeff Morgan broker/owner of Real Living Morgan Realty Group. “Now with Dr. Greg Hart keeping pace with the rapidly evolving and changing real estate industry with his SRS (Seller Representative Specialist) Designation we can even better service our area.

Real Living Morgan Realty Group is located at 100 S. Jefferson Street Port Clinton. For more information, call 419-732-0941 or go to


Port Clinton Rotary Club Hosts Annual Honors Banquet at PCHS

PCHS students Kelly Althaus, Morgan Donahue and Halee Jones enjoy dinner prepared by the Port Clinton Rotary Club at the Annual Honors Banquet at Port Clinton High School.

The Port Clinton High School Rotary Honor Banquet was hosted on May 7, in the Performing Arts Center.  The annual event is made possible by the generosity of several Port Clinton community groups, businesses and individuals while showcasing the academic achievements of Port Clinton High School Students.  Outstanding students from the Class of 2014 were awarded college scholarships.  Prior to the award presentations, Port Clinton Rotary Club hosted their annual dinner for all PCHS honor students, the scholarship winners, parents and presenters. Through the generosity of several community groups and established individual scholarships, the community presented PCHS students with the following: 


The North Coast Marina and Boat Parade

Today starts the North Coast Marina and Boat Parade. Look in The Beacon for the insert about the Boat Parade or visit for locations and information.

Watch our STAR John Schaffner in the commercial for the event below!


Thank you from the Jack Tibbels family

It is with sincere appreciation that we write to thank all that paid their respects at the passing of Jack C. Tibbels, whether it was a phone call, card, flower/plant, food, message on the condolence pages of the funeral home and newspaper or other social networks. Also to all who attended the memorial service, those who made it into the church and those who could not get into the church due to the mass amount of people, we the family extend our sincere appreciation.

Kay Tibbels
Guy Tibbels Family
John Tibbels Family
Jackie Grosswiler Family


Judge Winters administers attorney oath to Stephanie Lenke

On May 8, Judge Bruce Winters had the honor of swearing in new attorney, Stephanie Lenke, of Oak Harbor.  Stephanie is the only Ottawa County resident to pass the February bar exam.  She is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Law and will be practicing law in Ottawa County.

Of administering the oath to Stephanie, Judge Winters said, "most new attorneys go to Columbus and are sworn in by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.  I was honored Stephanie asked me to administer the oath".


Who’s the Top Dog?

The first annual “Who’s the Top Dog?” dog show will be held at the Bark Until Dark off-leash dog park on 310 S. Bridge Rd. in Danbury Township on May 18. Proceeds from the dog show and entry fees will be donated to the Humane Society of Ottawa County. Registration and lunch are being held from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Judging starts promptly at 1 p.m. The entry fee for the show is $10 per dog.

Blue ribbons will be awarded in the following categories: Best of Show, Cutest Dog, Ugliest Dog, Smallest Dog, Best Dog Name, Prettiest Color, Best Trick, Largest Dog and Most Awesome Tail.


Orchestra Hall Movie Theater opens with ‘Preview Weekend’

Ottawa County’s only movie theater, located in Lakeside Chautauqua’s historic downtown business district, recently received a new digital projector to enhance the movie experience.

Guests and residents of the peninsula are invited to attend an Orchestra Hall ‘preview weekend’ screening of “The Monuments Men” (PG-13), starring George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Bill Murray and John Goodman. (118 mins). The movie will be shown at 8 p.m. Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17. Movie tickets are free for this weekend only.

Orchestra Hall will officially open for the summer season over Memorial Day weekend with “The Lego Movie” (PG) (100 mins). This animated children’s movie, with an all-star cast, will be shown at 8 p.m. Friday, May 23, and 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, May 24, and Sunday, May 25. Movie tickets are $7 per adult and $3 for youth (under age 12). Please note that Orchestra Hall does not support 3D film.

For a schedule of upcoming movies at Orchestra Hall, visit


Walleye Festival receives grant

Main Street Port Clinton is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a tourism marketing grant from the Ottawa County Visitor’s Bureau to promote the Walleye Festival. 2014 marks the 34th anniversary of the Walleye Festival, which runs May 22 to May 26 this year. 

All proceeds from the Walleye Festival are used to revitalize downtown historic Port Clinton.  Main Street Port Clinton is a non-profit organization striving to promote, preserve and improve downtown historic Port Clinton.  For more information, contact Main Street Port Clinton at 419.734.5503.


MS Bike to the Bay celebrates 25th anniversary

More than 1,000 cyclists will challenge themselves during The Reeves Northrup Memorial Bike MS Bike to the Bay cycling event on June 21-22 . The Bike to the Bay ride presented by The Andersons Inc. Charitable Foundation is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2014. This special two-day ride is devoted to helping people who are living with multiple sclerosis, a chronic and unpredictable disease of the central nervous system.

The Bike to the Bay ride begins at Perrysburg High School on Saturday, June 21.  There are route options of 35, 50, 75, and 100 miles so riders of any age (12 and over), experience and ability level can register to ride. Two-day riders stay overnight in Port Clinton and receive a Jet Express ticket to Put-In-Bay before making the return trip to Perrysburg on Sunday, June 22.

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