Tell Tales 11-5-20

Nov 4, 2020 | Tell Tales | 0 comments

This Saturday evening would normally be the Men’s Spaghetti Dinner in the gym at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. But like so many events this year, another community fundraiser bites the dust due to COVID-19! I wish this thing would go away!

Bistro 163 and United Way of Ottawa County will be providing free homemade Thanksgiving Dinners on Wednesday, Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving. The carryout dinners will be available from 4-6 p.m. at Bistro 163. In order to take home a turkey dinner, meals have to be reserved by phone or email by Nov. 18.

Contact United Way at 419-734-6645 or or Bistro 163 at 419-734-9887 or The meals are free, but donations are welcome. Volunteers are also needed.

Michael Hubay was chosen from among 124 entries who found Wylie hiding in the ad for the Lakeside Methodist Church on Page 6B in last week’s Beacon. So, Michael wins 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 … … and let us know where he is, thus entering, and possibly winning our weekly contest.

Local resident Renee Claycomb has opened Mistic Yoga in Harbor Light Landing, located at 3852 Harbor Light Landing Dr., Port Clinton.  Mistic Yoga, named after an Ottawa County area with spectacular sunsets, represents the beauty and peacefulness of Ottawa County. They look forward to providing their clients with an experience that nurtures the body, clears the mind and refreshes the soul.  Visit for their class schedule or call 419-573-6070.

This is your chance to win $10,000!! Danbury PTCO and the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce are having their 1st annual Reverse Raffle Fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 14. Tickets are $125 and include one dinner and dessert. Extra dinners are $25.

Tickets can be mailed to you by calling the Marblehead Chamber Office at 419-702-7492. A delicious dinner is being provided by 1812 Food & Spirits with drive through pickup at the Danbury School Bus Garage from 5 to 6:30 p.m.  A MEGA 50/50 raffle will be offered for $5 per ticket at the drive through. The VIRTUAL Live Feed Raffle will begin at 7:00 pm to watch at home.

If you would like to reserve a table at Erie Social Shuffleboard Club to watch on the big screen, please call Teri at the Chamber to make a reservation. You will be able to bring your 1812 catered meal in with you.

The Cleveland Boat Show at the I-X Center in Cleveland, one of the biggest events of the winter for Ottawa County boat dealers and exhibitors, has been cancelled for 2021 because of COVID-19, reports Michelle Burke, president of the Lake Erie Marine Trades Association. Instead, LEMTA dealers plan on having small or virtual events at dealerships from Jan. 15-24. The I-X Center Corp., which had operated the exhibition center for the City of Cleveland, announced recently it would be closing.

The Black Swamp Bird Observatory folks have added several workshops to their Birds at Home Virtual Learning Series. With a focus on beginners, but a great refresher for any skill level, these workshops will cover bird identification, selecting and using optics, and some of our favorite bird families: Owls, Woodpeckers, Hummingbirds, Sparrows, and many more.

The Catawba Island Historical Society, thanks in large measure to Don Rhodes, has opened an exhibit of artifacts highlighting the trade between the early explorers and the Native Americans of the era in the mid-1600s here. The Museum is located on Porter Road on Catawba.

Otterbein Senior Life Marblehead residents Ron and Peg McCauley enjoy time together.

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