Tell Tales 6-8-23

Jun 7, 2023 | Tell Tales | 0 comments

I’d like to belatedly wish my wife Mary Alice Happy Birthday wishes. She shares a birthday date with the D-Day invasion in World War II.

The Humane Society of Ottawa County needs donated items for its upcoming yard sale on Friday and Saturday, July 14-15, at the shelter, 2424 E. Sand Rd., Port Clinton. Items to be donated can be dropped off at the shelter during office hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday and Friday noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No televisions or books. Volunteers are need to set up the yard sale and to sort the items to be sold. Contact the Humane Society of Ottawa County at 419-734-5191 or

Congratulations to Mark Dembroski of Olmsted, who was selected from 209 entries who found our friendly fish hiding in the ad for The Sushi Room on Page 8A in last week’s Beacon. Mark wins our weekly prize of a $25 gas gift card provided us by the Friendship Stores throughout the area.

Also congratulations to Bill Jilek of Port Clinton, who was selected from 219 entries and found Dino hiding in the ad for the Ida Rupp Public Libraries on Page 2B in last week’s Beacon. Bill wins our weekly prize of 6 VIP Passes to African Safari Wildlife Park.

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

Mark the date of Tuesday, July 25. The Ottawa County Community Foundation will be hosting their “Doing Good Gala and Auction” at the Pavilion at Catawba Island Club. There will be a casual strolling supper, music and Len Partin as auctioneer. Cost is $100 by July 10. Contact Mary Coffee (419-341-7400) or Mike Schenk (419-341-0648).

Dr. Steven Benedict, Angela Lowe, PA-C and Felicia Windnagel, NP, with Advanced Neurologic Associates, will now see patients one week a month in their new Port Clinton office, 615 Fulton St., Suite 200 (in the building between Magruder’s ER and The Pharmacy). For information or an appointment, call 419-483-2403.

Magruder Hospital Foundation is hosting its 17th annual Golfing for the Goal Classic on Monday, July 17 at the Catawba Island Club. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m., and a shotgun start at noon.  Dinner and prizes will follow at the CIC.  Cost is $200 and includes lunch, dinner, two drink tickets, cart and greens fees.

There are also a variety of sponsorship opportunities. Proceeds from the event will go to the Magruder Hospital Foundation to support its mission of Improving Lives Together. Teams are available on a first come first serve basis for the first 25 teams. For information, including sponsor and team registration, contact Kathy Gallogly at 419-734-3131 ext. 3256 or or

The Port Clinton Artists’ Club (PCAC) has awarded three high school students with monetary awards at the Five County Invitational Arts Show hosted by Oak Harbor High School. PCAC members and accomplished artists Rebecca Booth, Mark DeLong and Jan Hackett judged the Ottawa County student art.

Hackett said, “Choosing was definitely a challenge. We have incredibly talented students and wonderful teachers.” The Superior award went to Quentin Trevino, whose charcoal drawing of his cousin was detailed and crisp. A senior at Woodmore High School, Quentin took multiple photos of his cousin and chose an angle that wasn’t typical for a portrait. The Excellent award went to Woodmore junior Brooklynn Neal for a Fauvism portrait of her niece. The acrylic painting revealed a colorful and sensitive portrayal of the young girl.

A Cleveland television station will hold a casting call at Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island for the reality show “Survivor.” The casting calls will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 15 at the The Boardwalk, 341 Bayview Ave., and also at The Keys, 227 Bayview Ave. Cleveland’s Channel 19 is hosting the casting call and potential participants are asked to fill out the waiver and review the eligibility requirements ahead of time by visiting Contestants must be at least 16 years old and have a valid U.S. or Canadian passport.

The summer lunch-bag program has also launched again this summer. They will be distributed on Wednesdays at the Ottawa County Family Advocacy Center as well as Marblehead and Port Clinton police departments from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More lunch bags will be distributed on Thursdays at Oak Harbor High School and St. John Lutheran Church in Graytown. The grab bags are for youngsters 18 and under and include five lunches and five breakfasts, a half-gallon of milk along with two pints of milk. Reservations are required. Call 419-307-0225.

Congratulations to Nathen Lukac and Haylie Sewell, both of Port Clinton, for earning Dean’s List recognition at Heidelberg University in Tiffin. Also Jaxon Martinez of Port Clinton recently graduated from Hiram College.

Congratulations to Danbury EHOVE student Katherine Stephenson who was recently given a special Achievement Award for her work in the Job Connection program.

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