Tell Tales for 6-20-19

Jun 19, 2019 | Tell Tales | 0 comments

By John Schaffner

This weekend is the annual Catawba/Marblehead Parade of Homes sponsored by The Beacon along with several other area businesses. We have promoted this event in the Cleveland and Columbus areas and on Channel 36 in Toledo. We have a full 32-page supplement inside The Beacon this week, along with an additional 3,000 copies to be distributed at the parade locations, and available under a special awning at the south entrance to Beacon Place business center on SR 53. Enjoy!

Welcome to the participants of the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure returning to our area for at least the third time. I can tell you that they were out in force on Tuesday morning when I came to work. I hope they spent a lot of money this week!

Martha Radca of Westlake is our winner this week in our “Find Wylie” contest. She was chosen from among 102 entries who successfully found our friendly fish in the ad for Habitat for Humanity on Page 2B in last week’s Beacon. Martha wins a $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 the contest.

The Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting Friday night “Riverfront Live” music events at the north end of Jefferson Street. This Friday at 6 p.m. features Candy Miller and the Country Classic Band.

The 30th Annual Materion Chick Schaffner Memorial Charity Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, June 24 at the Catawba Island Club golf course. It’s a four-person scramble benefitting Stein Hospice and the American Heart Association, so get your team together. To register as a team or hole sponsor, visit; or

The Benton Carroll Salem School District is hosting a Summer Lunch and Activities Club every Tuesday and Thursday this summer. It will be held at St. John Lutheran Church, 122 W. Ottawa St., Oak Harbor from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Magruder Hospital’s monthly Cancer Support Group will be held on Wednesday, June 26, at 12:30 p.m. in the Conference Center. This support group is for anyone who has been impacted by cancer. There is a complimentary light lunch provided, so please RSVP to 419-301-4317 by Monday, June 24 if at all possible.
For more information about support groups and other events visit and click on the events calendar.

Bryce Thompson of Graytown is among the 380 graduation seniors form all over Ohio who recently graduated from Ohio Connections Academy, an online charter school in Columbus. The commencement ceremony took place on Saturday, June 8 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Ohio Flags of Honor is coming to Port Clinton July 4-7. Sentinels of Honor volunteers are needed to watch over the memorial. Ohio Flags of Honor is a traveling memorial created by a Gold Star Family to pay tribute to the 301 Ohioans who have lost their life in military service during the War on Terror since 9-11. More information on the Ohio Flags of Honor can be found here at From the event’s Opening Ceremony at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 4 until the Closing Ceremony at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, they are in need of two Sentinels of Honor to watch over the memorial. Sentinels of Honor volunteers are asked to sign up for 2-hour shifts. Anyone signing up for a four-hour shift will receive one weekend general admission pass to the Rock The Light Music Festival in Waterworks Park Sept. 6-7 .Sign up to volunteer here.®”

Your new Mobile App is available for you use! It is called “Lake Erie Coastlines” and it’s FREE! Just download it on your iPhone or Android device from the App Store. It is chock full of useful information on local events, things to do and places to go. “Lake Erie Coastlines” … enjoy!

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