Tell Tales 4-29-21

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We were sad to learn of the passing of Dave Glasser, a local businessman, friend and former owner of Catawba Interiors. Dave and I used to team up for a major annual golf match with Dick Thompson and my brother, Chuck. It was always a good time. Our condolences to his wife, Mary Ann, and his family.

As of this Saturday, May 1, the pedestrian traffic light on Perry Street at Lakeview Park and the City Beach becomes operational starting at 7 a.m. It has been on “flashing yellow” over the winter. So be on the lookout when driving on Perry Street in Port Clinton starting this Saturday.

A total of 45% of the residents of Ottawa County have now been vaccinated for Covid-19. Vaccinations are now available to all adult residents of the County. Contact the Ottawa County Health Department for more information.

Cherie Hanousek of the Cleveland area was selected from among 131 entries who found Wylie hiding in the ad for Ottawa County Pest Control on Page 5B in last week’s Beacon. So, congratulations Cherie. You are 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 … … and let us know where he is, thus entering, and possibly winning our weekly contest.

The Erie County Commissioners voted recently to split away from the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Erie and Ottawa Counties. The Ottawa County Commissioners have responded by exploring their options of teaming with another Mental Health & Recovery Board with the possibility of enhancing and improving its services provided to the community.

It is the Ottawa County Commissioners goal to provide uninterrupted services during the transition. The decision by Erie County dates back to January, when five Erie County-appointed board members resigned. Erie County Commissioners at that time reportedly began to consider whether the current board should be dissolved.

Main Street Port Clinton’s Walleye Festival Committee is inviting volunteers to step up to help at the 40th annual Walleye Festival over Memorial Day weekend on May 27-31. And perhaps raise some money for their favorite charity by bartending in the Walleye Festival’s Entertainment Tent over the weekend.

Volunteer groups can run a 50/50 during their time slot and receive all tips at the bar, a great way to generate extra funds for an organization or charity while enjoying the Walleye Festival. Call Main Street Port Clinton at 419-734-5503 or email for details and available shifts.

The 2021 Business and Industry Awards hosted by the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation in Oak Harbor will be held on Wednesday, May 12 at Gideon Owen Wine Company in Port Clinton at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $30. Register at ocicbiz/awards21. There is an option to attend virtually. For more information contact Jessica Grzechowiak at 419-898-6242 or

The Port Clinton Lions Club will host its “Spring into Summer” Chicken Barbecue this Sunday, May 2 at the Denny Bergeman K of C Hall from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and the venue is carryout only. Tickets are available from Lorna Garber at 630-881-8230 or Lisa Recker at 419-656-1290. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

The next visit by the American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be Thursday, May 13 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express located on SR 53 North, just north of SR 163.

The Erie Shores Cruisers will hold their “Honk-About” mobile car show in Port Clinton on the fist Sunday of each month May through October. The first one will be this Sunday, May 2. They will start at Port Clinton City Hall promptly at 2 p.m.

The caravan will head west on State Street, north on Maple, west on 3rd Street, south on McKinley, jog onto Fremont Rd. then south on Kaspar, north on Grant, east on Alice, north on Harrison, east on 6th, south on Madison, east on 11th, north on Fulton, west on 4th, north on Harrison, east on 2nd, north on Maple, east on Perry, then south on Buckeye Blvd. back to City Hall.

Not a member of Erie Shores Cruisers? No problem…registration is free and open to anyone with a car, truck or motorcycle they’d like to show off. For more information, contact Kenny Holcomb at 419-573-2171.

Advance Ride Tickets for the Port Clinton Walleye Festival are now on sale. Each ride ticket is $40 and good for the entire Walleye Festival weekend. The Walleye Festival will run from Thursday, May 27 to Monday, May 31. Quantities are limited so buy them early.

Each Advance Ride Ticket enters you to win a $100 gift card. Two gift cards will be given away.  Deadline to purchase Advance Ride Tickets is Thursday, May 27 at 5 p.m. Make checks payable to Main Street Port Clinton. You can purchase the Advance Ride Tickets at the Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce office, 110 Madison St., Port Clinton.

Otterbein Senior Life residents enjoy watching the birds aviary get a Spring cleaning.

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