Bash on the Bay 2021
Country music lovers are going to love this year’s two, yes, two, Bash on the Bay Concerts at the Put-in-Bay Airport on Wednesday, August 25th, and Thursday, August 26fh.
The headliners were announced on March 22nd. The lineup for the first concert will feature Runaway June, Cale Dodd, John King, Cumberland Run and wrap up with headliner Blake Shelton ending the evening. Shelton is currently starring in his 20th Season on “The Voice.” Four-time Grammy winner Keith Urban will star in the second concert which will also have performances by Carly Pearce, Walker Hayes, Cory Farley and The Outliers.
Tickets went on sale Friday, March 26th, at bashonthebay.com. The event organizers will have health and safety protocols in effect. Ticket holders will receive refunds if the festival is canceled for any reason related to COVID-19.
Perry Group Announces Covid Vaccine “Passports”
In order to promote Covid vaccinations and help create a safer environment for both workers and visitors, the Perry Group has introduced Covid Vaccine wrist bands to be worn by anyone who has been fully vaccinated. Interested parties can send in a photo of their vaccine cards to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will receive information on how to order a wrist band as pictured below. Visit www.friendsofperry.org for complete details.
Put-in-Bay experienced issues with Covid cases and health care concerns last summer as did many other area businesses. According to David Zavagno, president of the Perry Group, “The wristbands will identify folks who have been vaccinated, promote vaccination and hopefully put many people at ease in what will be a very busy summer.” He added, “The international registry will be available to every business in the shores and island area.” Anyone who goes on line to register will be invited to join the Perry Group, a 501(c)(3) charity.
The Perry Group is a National Parks Friends Group supporting Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial as well as many other civic activities.
Tax Appeals Board Sides with Put-in-Bay Village
There’s a bit of good news for the Village of Put-in-Bay. The Ohio Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) affirmed the Tax Commissioner’s decision that the Village is not required to pass a new ordinance declaring itself a resort area after each US Census, in order to collect the Resort Area Gross Receipts Excise Tax.
An owner of a bar and entertainment venue on the island had argued that the tax was collected illegally or erroneously since the local legislative authority, the Village Council, did not redeclare itself a “Resort Area” after the 2010 Census. The BTA ruled the owner was not eligible for a refund of gross receipts resort tax.
This ruling will apparently apply to all gross receipt resort tax collections into the future until such time the Village does not qualify to collect the Resort Tax. This scenario is highly unlikely given the nature of the businesses on the island.
“Reflections of an Island Girl” Book Released
What’s it like to be an Island Girl? Fifth-generation Islander Christie Ontko shares her thoughts and dreams, her pet peeves and admiration for the island she has called home for more than 40 years. A former teacher and columnist for the island’s newspaper, The Put-in-Bay Gazette, Christie is the owner and developer of OntkOrganix, a line of products inspired by one of her great-grandmother’s healing remedies.
“Through Christie’s insights, the reader gains an appreciation for this little Lake Erie island (officially South Bass Island, but commonly known as Put-in-Bay) in a way usually understood only by locals. Some poignant and some humorous, each chapter reveals a snippet of her life growing upon this remote piece of land.”
Reflections of an Island Girl can be purchased at http://www.OntkOrganix.com or at my shoppe, Freshwater Remedies.
Gazette author, Gordon Barr, wrote the forward for the book and many island names can be found among the pages.
Put-in-Bay Property Owners Association
The Put-in-Bay Property Owners Association (PIBPOA) Board extends a warm welcome to all of you for the 2021 PIB season!
We hope you and your family have stayed safe and healthy over the winter. We are all looking forward to a more normal 2021 summer season than the one we experienced last year.
Membership dues are $25.00 per household. You can pay by check made out to PIBPOA and mailed to:
PlBPOA • Box 7 • Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
Or you can pay at the first meeting.
This year we plan to continue addressing issues that concern island residents including investigating the pros and cons of village expansion and enforcement of golf cart regulations. By being a member of PIBPOA, you will have a voice on these issues and be kept informed of the latest island news, meetings, and events.
Our first meeting will be announced on the Put-in-Bay Property Owners Association Facebook page and on our website, www.PIBPOA.com. Please check out the website and see how easily you can find and retrieve past and current information
Stay safe. Stay healthy. See you at our first meeting!
2021 OSU Algae
The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environment Science is offering an Algae Identification Workshop on April 21st and 22nd. This workshop is geared toward introductory and intermediate levels of algae identification. Virtual lectures will introduce the most common types of algae (green algae, diatoms, and cyanobacteria commonly found in freshwater) and how to sample different habitats. Students will learn algae identification with live microscope feeds with fresh and preserved samples. Offered with Ohio EPA contact hours for certification.
8 Ohio EPA credit hours will be available and the cost is $150.
Questions about the workshop? Contact Beth Wallace at email@example.com
If you require live captioning to participate in this event, please let us know by emailing Jill Jentes at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests made by April 7th, 2021 will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.
For technical assistance with the ScarletCanvas platform, including logging in and password concerns, please contact CFAES Online Outreach team at email@example.com. Please allow at least 24 hours for a reply during business hours, 72 hours over holidays and weekends.
Quote of the Month
In an editorial in the Sandusky Register discussing Put-in-Bay:
“Village government is a creepy fiefdom.”
The previous piece is published in this month’s Put-in-Bay Gazette. The Gazette has been producing incredible independent Put-in-Bay island news for over 40 years. If you have any interest at all in what is happening on South Bass Island, we urge you strongly to subscribe to the Put-in-Bay Gazette. One-year online subscriptions are only $15, and print subscriptions are available as well. To subscribe please click here.
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