Tell Tales 8-1-19

Jul 31, 2019 | Tell Tales | 0 comments

By John Schaffner

The Kiwanis Club of Port Clinton is eager to add some money into the Kiwanis Scholarship Fund. Next Monday through Thursday, they will be taking a percentage of the sales from a number of local restaurants to give the fund a big boost.

Here’s the list … Monday: 1812, Arby’s and Coffee Express; Tuesday: Ala Carte Café, McCarthy’s and Marblehead Galley; Wednesday: Big Boppers, Rosie’s and Camp Runinmuck; Thursday: R Coffee Corner, Clinton House and Mutach’s Wine Room. You will enjoy a great meal and give back to our community at the same time.

Cars and trucks from virtually every era and every make will be on display on Madison Street in Port Clinton this Saturday, Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the 26th Annual Jerry Lippus Memorial Classic Car Show hosted by the Port Clinton Chamber. Proud owners will be polishing their vehicles and talking about the history and renovations of their vehicles.  A DJ will be playing, 50/50 drawings begin at 11:00 a.m. and door prizes every hour beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Georgann Ciolkevich of Danbury Township is our winner this week in our “Find Wylie” contest. She was chosen from among 120 entries who successfully found our friendly fish inside the ad for Bassett’s Hardware on Page 3A in The Beacon last week. So Georgann wins a $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 the contest.

Port Clinton Lions Club will be at Arts in the Park (Lakeview Park) on Aug. 3rd and 4th, selling sandwiches and drinks. Come on down to Lakeview Park and grab a bite!

Schwan Orchards on NW Catawba Rd. will be hosting the Catawba Peach and Wine Fest this Saturday, Aug. 3 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with a portion of the proceeds going to the Humane Society of Ottawa County. This is a free event with free parking. There will be a wine tasting and sales provided by Firelands Winery. There will be food provided as well as fresh peaches and produce from Schwan’s. They will also have live music. Details can be found at

So sorry to report the passing of our neighbor and longtime Port Clinton Schools Counselor, Sue Parker. She passed away last week after a long battle with cancer.

Families of children ages 0-3 who live in Ottawa County are invited to join in for a family fun event on Wednesday, Aug. 14. Dress in play clothes, bring a towel and have lots of fun finding hidden objects in ice…all while getting wet! Afterwards, the kids can enjoy a Popsicle to cool off.
The event will take place at the shelter house at Lakeview Park in Port Clinton. RSVP to Colleen at 567-262-3108 by Aug. 9.

Brian Woods, a graduate of Port Clinton High School back in the late 70s, has been a police officer and K-9 trainer for the Fremont Police Department since 1985. He will be doing a special demonstration on Friday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. at Lynnwood Kennels, 470 CR 97 in Fremont. This event will be held as a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Sandusky County and includes a BBQ chicken dinner from Jimmy G’s of Fremont.

Tickets are available at the Humane Society of Sandusky County 419-334-4571 or the Sandusky County Convention and Visitors Bureau 1-800-255-8070. Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple.

Magruder Hospital offers its monthly screening on the second Thursday of every month starting at 9 a.m. in the lab. The test is a venipuncture/blood draw rather than a finger stick, and will include a Basic Metabolic Panel (glucose, BUN/Creatinine, calcium, potassium, sodium, chloride, CO2, etc.) and a Lipid profile (Total Cholesterol/LDL/HDL/Triglycerides), as well as a Blood Pressure check. The cost is $16. The next screening will be August 8, and appointments can be made by calling 419-734-3131 ext. 3420. For more information on events and screenings, go to Magruder’s website at

Your new Mobile App is available for you use! It is called “Lake Erie Coastlines” and it’s FREE! Just download it on your iPhone or Android device from the App Store. It is chock full of useful information on local events, things to do and places to go. “Lake Erie Coastlines” … enjoy!

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