If you haven’t seen the bronze sculpture of the Lightkeeper and his Dog, which has been placed next to the Port Clinton Lighthouse, you should stop by and check it out. It was sculpted by former Port Clinton resident Andy Sacksteder, and is on loan to the Lighthouse Conservancy through October.
The sculpture has generated such great interest, that the Conservancy is trying to generate funds to purchase it. Within a couple of weeks, the Conservancy will be going to the public in the hopes they can get the support to hopefully purchase the sculpture. Stay Tuned!
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will hold a virtual public meeting for the proposed “roundabout” at the intersection of State Route 163 (SR 163), North Shore Boulevard, and Englebeck Road in Danbury Township. The virtual meeting is today (Thursday, Aug. 20), with a project presentation at 4 p.m. To join the meeting use the following website: https://www.transportation.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odot/projects/projects/109637.
Linda Ziemnik of Catawba was chosen from among 130 entries who found Wylie in the ad for S&H Blinds on Page 3A in last week’s Beacon. So, Linda wins 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.
Mary Alice and I went to dinner at Clinton House Saturday night. I had a burger and it was great, but that’s not what I want to report. We drove past the MOM area (Meals on Madison) and it was packed. Every table was taken.
The boat basin at Dempsey Fishing Access is being dredged. It began this week and the project is scheduled to be completed by mid-November. During the project, the boat ramps will be closed Monday through Friday to all vehicle and boat traffic. The ramps will reopen for use each Saturday and Sunday. Built up sediment will be removed to ensure boating access will not be disrupted as Lake Erie returns to normal or lower water levels. Barges with cranes will be digging in the boat basin to remove approximately 14,500 cubic yards of silt.
Dempsey Fishing Access is located in Lakeside Marblehead, along the Sandusky Bay shoreline. Boaters looking for a public access ramp are encouraged to visit Mazurik Boat Access located at 8957 East Northshore Blvd., on the north side of the Marblehead Peninsula.
The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will celebrate the scouting experience in downtown Port Clinton on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Scout Day, the scouts will feature a Campfire Lunch at the Meals on Madison (M.O.M.) area. Hot dogs, fries and soft drinks will be available.
Popular duo Steve and Lisa Ball return to the Musical Arts Series in Port Clinton on Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. This first-ever outdoor Musical Arts concert will be held in Lakeside Chautauqua at the Steele Memorial Bandstand, 100 Kenton Row, to allow social distancing. The Balls will present Appalachian Roots Music of the Carter family, a traditional American folk group who recorded between 1927 and 1956. Their music had a profound impact on bluegrass, country, southern gospel, pop and rock, and the folk revival of the 1960s.
The local, family-owned Watering Hole at Monsoon Lagoon, isn’t just a water park. Late this past month, the adventure park opened Ohio’s newest drive-thru animal adventure. What makes this different? Families can choose if they would like to drive through in the comfort of their own car or tour on a special Safari Caravan with a tour guide.
Congratulations to Sarah Allison Sutton of Oak Harbor, former Beacon intern. She was among 723 graduates who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during a virtual graduation celebration on Aug. 15. Sutton earned a Bachelor of Journalism from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Bishop Daniel Beaudoin from the Northwestern Ohio Synod (NWOS) will be Guest Preacher on Aug. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 900 S. Jefferson St., Port Clinton. The congregation at Peace Lutheran invites surrounding communities to join them for an Outdoor Parking Lot Service on this special Sunday.
This year, Peace Lutheran Church is celebrating its 125th anniversary. Due to social distancing you may stay in your vehicle or are welcome to bring lawn chairs (weather permitting) and stay in family groups and six feet apart from others. If you have any questions call the church office at 419-732-3800.
On Friday, Sept. 18, from Noon to 6 p.m. the Knights of Columbus will again partner with the American Red Cross to conduct a Blood Drive. The drive will take place at Denny Bergeman Hall, 109 E. Perry St., Port Clinton. Everyone who donates blood will have it checked for COVID-19 antibodies. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code PCKOC. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Three residents of Otterbein Healthcare Center in Marblehead enjoy a little summer sunshine while remaining appropriately distanced from each other.