June 2021 Gazette – A Storm to Remember!

A Storm to Remember!   Mother nature dealt the islands some bad cards on Memorial Day Friday as steady 30-mile-per-hour winds out of the northeast and ruined the first half of the holiday weekend. Weather guru Billy Market started warning everyone a few days ahead of time, and by Thursday night, the Catawba dock was packed with anxious people wanting to come to the Bay ahead of Friday’s storm. Cleveland TV Channel 5 was on hand to interview several of them including island resident Kendra Koehler who ended up waiting... View More

Moss on the Rock July 2021

Moss on the Rock Island Green Week If you’re into the natural history of the islands, you won’t want to miss Island Green Week that runs August 7th through 15th. It’s a week filled with numerous “Green” events. There will be a detailed list of all the events in the August issue of the Put-in-Bay Gazette. Ship House Tours On Sunday, July 18th, between 1 and 4 p.m. there will be tours of the famous Benson Ford Ship House. Tours will cost $25 and are open to the public. Please... View More

Moss on the Rock June 2021

Moss on the Rock   Come One – Come All! Let’s play PICKLEBALL Anyone interested in playing pickleball, we are working on getting something together to make it happen. We will be meeting every Tuesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Thursday 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the Crew’s Nest Tennis Court beginning June 8th. Come when you can, for as long as you can. No need to commit to regular league hours. Beginner’s welcome. So, bring your paddle and join us. Property Owners to Meet in June The first meeting... View More

Moss on the Rock May 2021

Moss on the Rock   Perch Population Decreasing Although the sport angler limit of 30 perch per angler west of Huron remains the same, the decline of perch in Lake Erie has officials concerned. This year, the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission addressed the issue by slashing commercial harvest in the Central basin by 70% and by 20% in the Eastern basin. The state cut sport angler limits by two-thirds from 30 fish to 10 between the Huron River and Fairport Harbor. There are several factors for the population crash, with... View More

May 2021 Gazette – Some Hints to Become a Better Wine Taster

Some Hints to Become a Better Wine Taster By Donnie Winchell Editor’s Note: The Lake Erie Islands have a rich history when it comes to growing grapes and wine making. New this month is a column about wine from Donniella “Donnie” Winchell. Donnie is the Executive Director of the Ohio Wine Producers Association and chair of their Vintage Ohio Wine Festival. Robert Gottesman’s vision [longtime owner of Meier’s Wine Cellars. Lonz and Firelands Wineries, with his commitment to world class grapes on North Bass Island] helped launch her career nearly... View More

May 2021 Gazette – Garage Sale, Lighthouse Tours, and the Seawall

Get on the Island Wide Garage Sale Map! If you are planning to have a yard sale on the on Island Wide Garage Sale Day on Saturday, May 15th, you should definitely be put on the map that is handed out to everyone who is looking for the location of sales. To get on the map, please call and leave a message with your address at the Chamber of Commerce office at (419) 285-2832. You can also email Tina Rogers at tina@visitputinbay.com. The deadline for getting on the map is... View More

April 2021 Gazette – Bash, Passports, Taxes & More

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... View More

Moss on the Rock April 2021

Moss on the Rock   Put-in-Bay to Receive $30K from COVID Relief Bill Put-in-Bay is set to receive $30,000 from the recently-passed COVID-19 relief bill, also known as the American Rescue Plan. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur’s (D-OH) office announced funding amounts for local cities and counties across her district. According to Kaptur’s office, the American Rescue Plan will provide $30,000 for Put-in-Bay and $60,000 for Kelleys Island. Why such different amounts for the two island communities is unclear. Asphalt Mike Now Scheduling for Spring Work Asphalt Mike Maiberger from Pavement Maintenance,... View More

March 2021 Gazette – A Rose by Any Other Name

PHotoOp – A Rose by Any Other Name   Let’s all give a rose to Meredith “MJ” Snyder. Reality TV is not real. Not for one minute. The laughs and tears come at a great price for the entertainment of others. But make no mistake, MJ’s a real winner in my book. What an amazing life experience to be on “ABC’s The Bachelor.” We were all rooting for her. We still are. Let’s hope that bachelor Matt James finds his true love. And perhaps, thanks to Meredith, Put-in-Bay was a... View More