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St. Joseph's First Communion Class Port Clinton Sports Legend Receives New Honor 9A 5B THE FREE Since 1983 CIRCULATION AUDIT BY ®SM TM 1992 Ottawa County’s Largest Circulated Newspaper St Standard Mail U.S. Postage Paid Port Clinton, Ohio Permit #80 Published by Schaffner Publications, Inc. NUMBER 13 THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2009 VOLUME 27 TELLTALES BY JOHN SCHAFFNER Your local letter (postal) carriers will be picking up more than just mail on their routes this Saturday, May 9. They are asking for you to help them fill up the food pantries as well as donating some cleaning supplies, like disinfectant and personal hygiene items like soap and toothpaste. So, please fill up a bag with non-perishable items and leave them under your mailbox this Saturday. –––––––– We had 124 entries in our Find Wylie contest this week. Our winner is Cathy Swinko of Litchfield, Ohio who found Wylie in the Traveler’s Inn ad on page 6A last week. Cathy wins a $20 gift certificate to Mango Mamas. Our “Win it on the Web” Contest winner this week is Tom Dewitz of Oak Harbor chosen from 94 entries. Tom wins a $20 gift card from Friendship Food. We’ll hide Wylie again this week and when you find him, fill out the Find Wylie Ad and drop it at our office (Beacon Place Shopping Center, next to Goodwill) or … click on Wylie on our website homepage, or … click on the “Win it on the Web” icon. You could be our next winner. –––––––– The Catawba Island Bloodmobile is this Saturday, May 9 at the Catawba Community Hall from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome after 10 a.m. There will also be a bloodmobile at St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church in Marblehead on Wednesday, May 13 from Noon to 5 p.m. To make an appointment, call 419-734-1100 for either. –––––––– The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce is looking to honor veterans for Memorial Day. They want to display photos honoring them at Flat Iron Park May 22-29. They will blow up the photos on an 11x17 poster with a red, white and blue ribbon for only $8.50. If you would like your service man or woman’s photo featured, call the Chamber at 419898-0479 or stop by the chamber office at 178 W. Water Street. Deadline is May 20. –––––––– The Second Friday Fish Fry at the Port Clinton K of C Hall on East Perry Street in downtown Port Clinton, will be his Friday, May 8 from 5-8 p.m. A Perch Dinner is $10. –––––––– The Friends of Port Clinton Parks will be holding another benefit Pancake Breakfast in the Shelter House of Lakeview Park this Saturday morning from 8 – 11:30 a.m. Old friend Bob Underwood will be flipping the pancakes. Donation is just $5 for adults and $3 for youngsters. –––––––– After you have given blood at Catawba Community Hall, and eaten up all those pancakes at Lakeview Park Shelter House, head on up Sand Rd. for the Humane Society of Ottawa County’s Open House from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Shelter located on Christy Chapel Rd. (just south of Sand Rd.) –––––––– The Port Clinton Braves Pee Wee football cheerleading tryouts are this Friday, May 8 at 6 p.m. at Bataan Elementary School for interested students who will be in 5th or 6th grade for the 2009-2010 School year. –––––––– We heard from Jim and Bernie Puffenberger in Arizona last week. Bernie is a proud Mama (again). Her son, Ian, has been chosen for the Outstanding Student in Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology Award at Arizona State University. He will be honored at the annual School of Life Sciences Awards and Graduation Ceremony next Friday, May 15. Ian is a junior at ASU with a 4.0+ grade point average. He received the award through faculty nomination. Personally, I remember Ian as one of the local rug-rats on Grant Street! –––––––– Otterbein North Shore Retirement Community will be hosting its Classic Car Show this Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Travelin’ Lounge Lizards will perform from Noon to 2. Tights, Tutus and Tap Shoes was the theme for the performance by The Ballet School at Port Clinton High School last weekend. These young performers were just part of the amazing hit show produced by Mary Ann Snider. PHOTO BY BILL MIGALA 6th Annual Lakeside Daisy Day Festival Saturday Daisies Bloom Again Celebrate the blooming of the Lakeside Daisy by attending Marblehead’s sixth annual Daisy Day on Saturday, May 9. This annual event is held in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources open house at the Lakeside Daisy Preserve on Alexander Pike. As the Lakeside Daisy blooms only in one location in the United States, the limestone of the Marblehead Peninsula, the Village of Marblehead, Daisy Day Inc. and ODNR have prepared a day of tours, activities, special events and family fun. These groups have formed a partnership with Lafarge NorthAmerica, The Marblehead Bank, the Ottawa County Visitors Bureau and other local businesses and organizations to give visitors and locals a chance to celebrate the blooming of the daisy. Visit the Daisy Day website at for information about the festival. Or for more information, call the Ottawa County Visitors’ Bureau locally 419-798-4074 or toll free 800-441-1271. Contact for the Daisy Day Festival is Daisy Day Inc. president Reba Bishoff. You can reach Bishoff at 419-798-8120 or by email at RV's Save the cost & Boats hassle of towing! 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Lions Club Pancake Breakfast MVFD Open House and Fire Truck Rides 9 a.m. Marblehead Bank Daisy 5K Run Begins Registration opens for Daisy Day Inc 2nd Annual Car Show in James Park 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Lakeside Association Plant Sale on the steps of Hoover Auditorium 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Lakeside Daisy Preserve Open House LaFarge Quarry Tourssubject to availability of seating. 10:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tours of the Marblehead Lighthouse ••• Otterbein Car Show and Chicken Dinner with Music by the Lounge Lizards, The United Way Way golf cart has arrived! This beautiful machine will be raffled off prior to the "Gem Beach Rocks Again" event in August. This custom cart is being offered by Drew's Custom Carts and will be on display at Gem Beach Marina as well as several local events in the coming weeks, including Saturday's Classic Car Show at Otterbein North Shore Retirement Center. More Funds for Camp Perry State Rep. Dennis Murray revealed funds that were allocated to the Camp Perry Joint Training Center Barracks I project in Port Clinton. The $222,680 distributed to this project was authorized and funded by Congress in the FY 2009 Military Construction and Veteran’s Affairs Budget. The project consists of constructing an 8,700 square foot barracks that will provide temporary housing for approximately 80 soldiers while conducting weapons’ qualification, training exercises and several other functions at Camp Perry Joint Training Center. “In addition to its regular mission as a military training base, Camp Perry serves as an economic engine and ambassador,” Rep. Murray said. “It has been the host of the NRAsponsored National Rifle Matches since 1907, Real Estate ................1-10B attracting competitors from across the world to Business ......................2-3B Ottawa County.” Sports ..........................4-5B The facility will be available for use by other Department of Defense units, Homeland Ottawa Outdoors...........6B Security organizations and federal, state and Classifieds ......................7B local law enforcement agencies. The facility Real Estate Trans. ..........8B will also be utilized during the National Rifle Yellow Page Direct. .......9B and Pistol Matches. Inside & Outside Summer Storage Available 8 a.m. Daisy 5K Run Registration Opens 10 a.m. Daisy 5K Race Awards Inside This Week… Sound Off .......................2A Community Calendar ....3A Beacon Bits ....................4A Entertainment ................6A Schools ....................... 8-9A Around the County ......10A Records/Health ............11A Schedule of Events Hours: M-F 8:00 - 4:30 Marblehead Lighthouse Museum Wolcott House tours 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Vendor Fair in James Park Children’s Activities Wooden Boat Society Boat Show U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Boat on display 11 a.m. Little Miss Daisy Contest •• Perch Sandwiches are served for lunch 1 - 3 p.m. Heritage Hall Museum Open - Lakeside 1 - 8 p.m. Art of It All - Jodie McCallum and Company Art Gallery Visual, Culinary and Performing Arts. Juried artist demonstrations throughout the day with wine, culinary delights and refreshments. 3 p.m. Winner drawn of 50/50 raffle Judging begins for Daisy Day Inc. Car Show in James Park 4 - 8 p.m. Live Music at Jodie McCallum & Company Art Gallery Treasure Hunt Main Street Port Clinton has announced the creation of an Architectural Treasure Hunt in downtown Port Clinton. The idea was created with the goal of promoting historic buildings in downtown Port Clinton, educating the public about the importance of the preservation, focusing on the revitalization of Port Clinton’s heritage and helping the public appreciate the architectural character and charm of downtown. “The Architectural Treasure Hunt is a creative and fun way to showcase downtown Port Clinton’s architectural character and charm,” said Laura Schlachter, Program Manager of Main Street Port Clinton. Main Street Port Clinton hopes that the Architectural Treasure Hunt will make people excited and passionate about the history of our community. The Architectural Treasure Hunts can be picked up at the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, the Ottawa County Visitors Bureau and at Mary’s Blossom Shoppe in downtown Port Clinton. Completed Treasure Hunts can be dropped off at Mary’s Blossom Shoppe by Sunday, May 24. The completed entries will be entered to win a television raffled off at the Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival held on Memorial Day weekend. YOUR EXTRA RO ROOM! OOM! One! The finale of Tights, Tutus and Tap Shoes was performed by the senior dance students of The Ballet School. PHOTO BY BILL MIGALA 4789 E. Muggy Rd. Port Clinton, OH 419-797-6303 • Summer RV/Boat Storage • Mini Storage • Business Units •

The Beacon - May 7, 2009

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