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Put-in-Bay Barbershop Quartet Singers Return
The Annual Put-in-Bay Barbershop Quartet Show at Perry’s Monument Visitors Center, is set for Friday, August 13th, at 7 p.m.. The program will showcase approximately 20 talented quartets from around Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Each foursome will share 2 songs each. Close to 100 singers will combine for a grand finale. The program is presented to the public free of charge, with sponsorship provided by The Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center.
The Put-in-Bay Barbershop Singers have performed at Perry’s Peace Memorial for over 70 years. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. A limited amount of chairs will be available. In case of rain the concert will be moved to nearby Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church.
Event Contact: Jim Wilson, concert coordinator – (419) 967-0674
Nature & Wildlife Center Re-opened!
The staff at the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center has worked diligently to get the amazing new addition and its displays finished in time for their August 15th Ribbon Cutting Ceremony between 2 and 3 p.m.
Coyote Peterson of the YouTube channel Brave Wilderness came with the world-renowned pond company Aquascapes to build an absolutely stunning indoor turtle pond. Their two midland painted turtles (Rocky and James Pond) and northern map turtle (Squirt) are loving their new home. The first phase of the new geology exhibit has been completed, with a beautiful sign on the unique geology of the Lake Erie Islands and geological specimens on loan from Heineman Winery and a local geology expert. Ohio Ornithological Society funded the new wildlife window area complete with a sign on the common birds of the islands, bird feeders and a bird bath, a speaker to hear the birds outside, and comfortable benches to sit and enjoy the wildlife built and donated by Mark Nemec. There’s also a beautiful new spot for an observation beehive, hidden inside a faux tree built by beekeeper, David Duncan, and his partner. The kids’ area is a great place to hang out with books to read and toys to play with.
Everyone is so excited for the center to finally be reopened after being closed all last year. Staff and island residents celebrated with not one, but TWO reopening events. The islander event was a great opportunity to show the community how much difference their support really made in giving the ability to expand and update the Nature & Wildlife Center. The Grand re-opening during Memorial Weekend kicked off the season with a bang with food, drinks and live music. Thank you to everyone who has donated, visited, and supported the Nature and Wildlife Center; they could not have gotten here without you. Come visit soon!
Nature & Wildlife Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new building addition on Sunday, August 15th, from 2 to 3 p.m. It will celebrate the culmination of years of fundraising and planning. The donors will be acknowledged who were vital in the completion of the ambitious venture. The ceremony will be held onsite with a reception to follow.
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