Here it is, mid-October. I know that many of our local “snow birds” had property that was severely damaged by Hurricane Ian. So, once again, we’re asking that when you head south, please let us know so we can stop delivery for the winter months. Please send a message with your address and the date you will be leaving to Tina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Port Clinton Area Arts Council and Playmakers’ Civic Theatre have teamed up to hold a one night special event/fundraiser. It’s a recreation of a 1951 radio show titled “Broadway is my beat”. It will be held at Playmakers’ Theatre on Wednesday, October 19. Stage Manager Stacy Maple and director Doug Braun needed an announcer to do the commercials, and I agreed to rejuvenate my radio career and participate. I haven’t been on the Playmakers’ stage for 32 years! This should be fun!
Kris McKarns from southwest Ohio (513 area code) was selected from 170 entries who found Wylie Walleye in the ad for Batdorf Realty on page 8A in last week’s Beacon. So, Kris wins our weekly $25 gas card graciously donated by Friendship Stores. Each week we hide Wylie in an ad for our readers to find. If you find him, log onto our website, www.thebeacon.net, and let us know where he is. You might be our next winner!
At Noon tomorrow (Friday, October 14), Ottawa County will test the Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) sirens for the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station. The sounding of these 54 sirens, which are located in portions of Ottawa and Lucas Counties, will last for three (3) minutes. This three minute activation is an annual requirement. For additional information, please contact Fred Petersen, Ottawa County EMA, at 419-734-6900.
To everyone that loves to dance, Sunday, November 13, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., the American Big Band Dance event takes place. You can put your dancing shoes on and rock out to “The Night Session Big Band” by purchasing tickets at the door for $12.00 or by purchasing in advance for $10.00 from Mary’s Blossom Shop on Main Street or calling John at 419-967-0516…This wonderful event is for Veterans of our Armed Forces and is open to the public.
Congratulations to the administration, teachers, staff and students of Benton-Carroll-Salem schools for grading out a 22 of 25 possible rating points in the recent State School Report Card. Their score was the best among all area schools.
Also, congratulations to the Village of Oak Harbor who was recently honored for its achievements throughout the past year during at the 2022 American Municipal Power (AMP) Annual Conference. Oak Harbor Public Power received a Mutual Aid Commendation in recognition of providing mutual aid assistance to the Village of Genoa. Mutual aid is one of the most important aspects of AMP membership, as it ensures that assistance is available when it is needed most.
Oak Harbor American Legion Auxiliary Unit 114 will hold a Cabbage Roll Dinner Sunday, October 30th from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. (or sold out) at American Legion Post, 221 Park Street, Oak Harbor. Public welcome. Eat-in or Carry-out. Available in dinners or cabbage rolls only. Pre-orders will be accepted until October 21st and must be paid for when placing order. Pre-orders should be picked up between 11 AM and 12 PM on October 30th. To pre-order visit American Legion Post on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays from 4 – 9 p.m.
The Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and the Danbury Parent Teacher Community Organization will be hosting their 3rd Annual Reverse Raffle on Saturday, November 12th at St. Mary Byzantine Social Hall. Tickets are on sale now for $135 for a chance to win $10,000! Your donation includes one delicious Prime Rib Dinner catered by the Marblehead Galley Restaurant along with dessert, beer and wine (extra dinner tickets are $35). This is always a fun and exciting event, so be sure to get your tickets now by calling the Marblehead Chamber at 419-702-7492.
The Family Advocacy Center’s community garden was full of growth for the 2022 season! This year the garden was planted with tomato varieties, banana peppers, cucumbers, jalapeno, artichokes, and pumpkins. With the help of the Ottawa County Community Foundation, they were able to double the size of the garden and purchase a farm stand in front of their office building, allowing community members to receive fresh vegetables as they were available. Community members who had a garden surplus also supported the farm stand. It was a very busy place during the harvest season!
For the first time since 2010, PCHS has sectional champions in girls tennis! Congratulations to Reagan Ruthsatz and Gracie Arnold for winning a sectional title last weekend, earning a #1 seed at districts this Thursday (today).
St. John’s Lutheran Church on Adams St. in Port Clinton will hold its annual Fall Festival this Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be 30 vendors with crafts and other goods for sale. They will also be serving lunch featuring soups, sandwiches, salads and desserts. All proceeds raised will go to the Lutheran Relief Fund and to improvements to the Church.
The Port Clinton Kiwanis Club is bringing back their popular Evening at the Races on Friday, November 4 at the Port Clinton Elks Lodge. Tickets will soon be on sale, so save that date and join in the fun.
The Ottawa County Genealogical Society will be meeting on October 18 at the Ida Rupp Public Library at 5:30pm. Our speakers will be Jeff and Heather Doctor with B.O.S.S, their subjects will be Ghost Hunting, Haunted places and Spirits. The Public is welcome to attend.
St. John Lutheran Church in Rocky Ridge will be holding a Swiss Steak Dinner Drive-thru this Sunday, Oct. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until they are sold out). Dinners are $10 and include Swiss Steak, mashed potatoes, green beans and a slice of homemade pie. Proceeds benefit St. John Sunday School’s “Global Farm Challenge” project and the Luther Home of Mercy kitchen project.