According to the Ottawa County Health Dept., there were only 20 new cases of Covid-19 reported last week. Also, nobody died due to the virus. I think we may be gaining on this thing.
Something new is being added for the MOM district of downtown Port Clinton. Starting June 20 and running through Oct. 17, there is a group sponsoring the “Sunday Farmers Market.” They are seeking local vendors now. For more information, contact Main Street Port Clinton at 110 S. Madison St.
The Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 13th Annual Golf Outing at the Catawba Island Club on Monday, May 24. A shotgun start begins at 10 am. Cost per player is $125 per person and includes golf (1/2 a cart) a boxed lunch and dinner buffet. Prizes will be awarded! Please call the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce to reserve your spot at 419-702-7492.
Port Clinton Police Chief, Rob Hickman, has been named the Grand Marshal for the 2021 Walleye Festival Grand Parade on Saturday, May 29. As many local residents know, Rob will be retiring this summer.
Rick Orovitz of Port Clinton was selected from among 124 entries who found Wylie hiding in the ad for Ohio Living/Vineyard on Catawba on Page 1B in last week’s Beacon. So, congratulations Rick. He is 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 … www.thebeacon.net … and let us know where he is, thus entering, and possibly winning our weekly contest.
It’s nice to see the Port Clinton Elks Lodge bring it’s weekly Sunday Breakfast Buffet back. We went there last Sunday and we certainly didn’t go away hungry!
The Port Clinton Artists’ Club wants to share the word that its “Arts in the Park” will be held on Saturday and Sunday, August 7-8. The show was up in the air because of Covid-19, but after finally getting the green light, vendors are needed for the popular art show at Lakeview Park in Port Clinton. Vendors should visit https://portclintonartistsclub.com/ and click on the Arts in the Park tab to download an application. For more information email the show director Joan Patthoff at email@example.com. Exceptional, original art will be displayed and sold by nearly 100 artists coming from around the Midwest. The show is free and open to the public. One of the oldest art festivals in Ohio, Arts in the Park continues to bring unique and original art to Ottawa County. On location will be fine art, crafts, a kids’ “Make and Take,” music, food and a breathtaking view of Lake Erie.
Local and national groups are developing plans to manage the Dr. Robert “Doc” Nehls Memorial Nature Preserve. The Nehls Memorial Nature Preserve preserve is located on East Muggy Road in Catawba Island Township. The property covers approximately 21 acres of land along West Harbor. In 2019, 7.7 acres were restored to shortgrass prairie and pollinator meadow habitat. Other areas within the property will be restored to woodland, wetland, and scrub-shrub habitat.
In 2019, Black Swamp Conservancy purchased the property and enlisted the help of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in managing it for public use. Now is your chance to let them know what is important to you. Voice your opinion on what amenities should be included at the Nehls Memorial Nature Preserve by taking their survey online at: www.friendsofottawanwr.org/nehls-memorial-nature-preserve.
The Lakeside Heritage Society has a ribbon cutting and Grand Opening of its new archives building in the downtown Lakeside Plaza District at 210 Walnut St., Lakeside, on Thursday, May 20 at 2 p.m. The Lakeside Heritage Society purchased the building to provide a climate-controlled building for its growing archives collection and to increase public accessibility to valuable historical records.
The one-story brick building was constructed in 1953-54 as “Weber’s” to replace a 1906 wood-frame building around the corner on Second Street that had served as a combined newsstand, gift shop, drug store and soda fountain. The new building served as a general store under different names through six owners (most recently as the Shade Tree) until it was purchased by the Lakeside Heritage Society in 2020.
The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce is coordinating the Annual Village-Wide Garage Sale Days in the Village on June 4-5. A complete list of sales will be available at the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce and the Oak Harbor Public Library, and also on www.oakharborohio.net starting Wednesday, June 2.
If you would like to place your sale on the list, there is a $3 minimum donation and they must receive your information by Tuesday, June 1. If you have any questions, call the chamber office at 419-898-0479.
The Port Clinton P.E.O. Chapter has announced their scholarship recipients for 2021. Congratulations go out to Hailey Sewell from Port Clinton High School and Macey Faith Wilhite from Danbury High School. They are the recipients of $500 book scholarships. Also Jasmine Stockmaster of Port Clinton was awarded the Vocational Tech Scholarship of $500.
Mikahla Conrad, of Marblehead, recently participated in the University of Findlay’s 2021 Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity. Conrad presented “Collaboration on E-waste Recycling Across the Pacific.