Tell Tales 5-11-23

May 10, 2023 | Tell Tales | 0 comments

After over a year battling cancer and heart issues, my brother Chuck Schaffner passed away last week. I am happy to say that over the past 3-4 years, we were able to get much closer in our brotherly relationship. His wife Sandy did astonishing work as his primary caretaker. He was my brother, and I will miss him.

I would like to thank the staff at Otterbein North Shore for the great work they have done on behalf of my wife Mary Alice. She had a stroke and has been rehabbing there at the Jane Baker House. All have been very helpful.

Once again, the Evans family on Catawba had a stake in the winning horse in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, Mage.

Congratulations to Rick Orovitz of Port Clinton selected from 189 entries who found our friendly fish hiding in the ad for the Elks Lodge on Page 10 in last week’s Beacon. Rick wins our weekly prize of a $25 gas gift card provided us by the Friendship Stores throughout the area.

We will continue to hide Wylie each week in an ad. To enter the contest, look for the link on our website,

The Ohio State University Marching Band will be returning to Put-in-Bay this September for the Battle of Lake Erie Bi-Centennial. They made the trip for the actual Bi-Centennial 10 years ago and their trip on the Miller Ferry went viral!

The free ELMS Community meals sponsored by Peace Lutheran and St. Thomas Episcopal churches will be on Thursday, May 18 starting at 5 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on E. Second St. in Port Clinton. They will be serving Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, and Dessert. Carryout only.

Port Clinton Kiwanis club members (left to right) John Hull, Geoff Bailey, Dave George, Anita Gribble, Gary Macko and Julie Elias gathered trash on Saturday, May 6 to clean up the roadway on State Route 53 from McKinley Drive to State Route 2. This is just one of many community service projects that the Kiwanis Club performs.

Members of the Port Clinton Kiwanis Club gathered last Saturday to clean up the road on State Route 53 from McKinley Drive to State Route 2. This is just one of many community service projects that the club performs. This stretch of road is cleaned twice a year by the Kiwanians!

Each year Toledo Opera’s Residence Artists go on the road, bringing the experience of opera to children in grades K-6 in elementary schools in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan. The program is called Toledo Opera on Wheels, and tonight (Thursday May 11) at 7 p.m. adults will also have the opportunity to attend the performance by four singers and a pianist of The Pirates of Penzance, the 2022-2023 season production.

It will be held at St. John Lutheran Church at 207 Adams St., Port Clinton. The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council is hosting the 40-minute production at no charge and invites the public to attend.

The Oak Harbor Fireworks Fund Reverse Raffle is this Saturday! They still have a few tickets left. You do not need to be present to win. They are hopeful of selling out in the next couple days. You can purchase a ticket at the Chamber office or online at:

Congratulations to Leo and Ruth Kimmet, celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. Also, Tom and Barb Krupp celebrated their 59th on Tuesday.

On Monday, May 1st, members of the TNT Program gathered to celebrate the end of another successful year of mentoring. The celebration was held at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds and included dinner, dancing, games and prizes.  The TNT Mentoring program provides positive adult role models to children across the county in all school districts.  It is a program of the Family Advocacy Center. Adult mentors are always needed. For more information call 419-301-0225.

Class A Performing Arts presents “Alice, Looking for Wonderland” at Oak Harbor High School Theater this Sunday, May 14 at 3 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and are reserved seating only. One show only. For tickets, call Don at 419-341-9007. There will be box office hours for pick up.

Congratulations to Katie St. Leger, daughter of Bill and Julie St. Leger of Catawba. Katie graduated from Ohio University last Saturday.

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