The Port Clinton Yacht Club held its annual Recognition Dinner last Saturday evening. Congratulations to the award winners: Tammi Almendinger was the winner of the Oliver True award for her work producing The Jib Sheet newsletter the last few years. Davie Avis was the winner of the George Schade Memorial Junior Sailor of the Year award. Avis is a senior at Port Clinton High School and a veteran of the Junior Sailing Program at PCYC. Fleet Captain of Sail, Thomas McRitchie, was the recipient of the Shark Trophy as PCYC’s Sailor of the Year.
A local group will be holding a Port Clinton Ecumenical March for Life on Sunday, Jan. 23. The group will meet at Waterworks Park at the foot of Jefferson Street between 12:30-1 p.m. with the March starting at 1 p.m. They will make stops along with way at St. John Lutheran Church and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at the Memorial for the Unborn. The march will continue to the Denny Bergeman Knights of Columbus Hall on East Perry Street for reflection and refreshments. In case of a Level 3 snow event, the event will be cancelled.
Lauren Kaufman was selected from among 121 entries who found Wylie hiding in the ad for Genoa Bank on Page 3 in last week’s Beacon. So, congratulations to Lauren, the winner of our weekly $25 gas card graciously donated by Friendship Stores.
Each week we hide Wylie Walleye in an ad and our readers, when one of them finds him, can either bring in a contest entry cut out of the paper or log onto our website … www.thebeacon.net … and let us know where he is, thus entering, and possibly winning our weekly contest.
Like many of you, I was caught by surprise to learn of Beau Carmon’s resignation as Port Clinton High School head football coach. He did a great job, and we certainly want to wish him all the best moving forward.
Damion Ruggiero was a bartender at the Round House for several years during the 1990s. I was sad to see in the Put-in-Bay Gazette that he had passed away at the age of 51. We had a lot of fun back in those days when the Travelin’ Lounge Lizards played there fairly regularly. He was a great kid.
The Red Cross is experiencing the worst blood shortage in over a decade, and patient care is being affected. Without enough blood on hospital shelves, some doctors may have to delay potentially lifesaving and life-enhancing treatments and surgeries. We can’t let that happen.
The Bloodmobile will be making two visits locally soon. They will be at the Holiday Inn Express just north of the intersection of SR 53 and SR 163 This Friday, January 14 from Noon to 5:30 p.m. and again at the Holiday Inn Express on Friday, Jan. 28, also from Noon to 5:30.
The Lake Erie Marine Trades Association has announced the 65th Progressive Cleveland Boat Show has been rescheduled to March 17-20. “This change reflects an abundance of caution considering the rise in cases of the Omicron variant and expected growth over the Christmas and New Year holidays,” said Michelle Burke, LEMTA president. “We look forward to presenting our show on the new March dates and we believe the boaters will respond as always.”
Nearly 2,500 undergraduate students at Coastal Carolina University were named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2021 semester, including Carly Krulikowski, a Theatre Arts major from Port Clinton. Marietta College’s John Alexander of Port Clinton has been named to the Fall 2021 Dean’s List. Alexander is majoring in Management and is a graduate of Oak Harbor High School. Northwestern Michigan College is pleased to announce that Christopher Dole has been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2021 semester.
The Port Clinton Lions Club will be hosting a Cabin Fever Chicken BBQ at the Denny Bergeman K of C Hall on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Chicken Dinner is $11 and includes a half BBQ chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, roll and butter and a bottle of water. Carry-out only. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling Lorna Garber at 630-881-8230 or Lisa Recker at 419-656-1290. There will be a limited number of tickets sold at the door.
I hope everyone enjoyed our annual “Swami” version of Tell Tales last week, as your seer of seers predicted with tongue in cheek what Ottawa County might look like in 10 years.