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New Years At The Bay Now Sept. 24th!
Planning on coming out for the NYE at the bay? The dates have been changed due to unforeseen circumstances and lack of volunteers. This event will now be held September 24th from 6 to 11 p.m. rather than the previous September 17th date! Remark your calendars now and we look forward to seeing you! If you, or your business, are able to volunteer, then please sign up! We need a lot of volunteers to make this a successful event! We are looking for volunteers to run games, set-up and tear-down.
Put On Your Running Shoes!
Time to polish your running shoes and start training for the Miller Boat Line 5k on the morning of Saturday, September 17th. This race is for all ages with prizes in many categories. Bring your friends and families and join the competition with over 800 runners in the the most fun and most picturesque run in all of Ohio! You can find more information about the 5k and register at https://www.5katputinbay.com. Everyone who pre-registers will receive the official long-sleeved race t-shirt.
Park District Levy Informational Meetings
Island voters will find a 1.1 mill property tax levy on this coming November’s ballot. The Put-in-Bay Township Park District, the group that takes care of all the parks and preserves on the islands, needs financial help to maintain everything. There will be two public informational meetings to discuss the levy, one at the Put-in-Bay Town Hall on Friday, August 5th, at 4 p.m. and one at the Middle Bass Town Hall on Saturday, August 6th, at 9 a.m. At these special meetings, there will be an overview of the history of the park district, its plans for the future and the need for financial aid. Please attend one of the meetings and become better informed about the great work the PIBTPD is doing on the Bass Islands.
Art in the Attic – A Large Success
St. Paul’s thanks everyone who participated in the “Art from the Attic” event in July. Local artists created beautiful pieces using 157+ year old wood recovered when the balcony was repaired several years ago. We imagine the wood panels came from trees that were growing here at PIB when Oliver Hazard Perry fought the Battle of Lake Erie in 1813. There were dozens of pieces of donated art on display which generated conversations about their connection to the islands. There were several historic pictures of ILYA activities, some original art. The proceeds from the event will support the day-to-day operating expenses of St. Paul’s.
Austria Day at Put-in-Bay
Whenever Joe Suttmann returns to the island for a visit, there’s an Austria Day celebration at Das Lokal, the Biergarten at the Goat. Austria Day is a gathering of anyone who has an association with Austria. Those who lived there, studied there, visited there, traveled there, worked there or just have a general interest in the country are more than welcome to attend. This month Austria day will be Monday the 15th at the Goat. Deutsch ist nicht zwingend erforderlich.
Attention Sewage Treatment System Users!
Joe Kostura from Northern Exposure Investments is now licensed as a Sewage Treatment System Contractor. Please call Joe Kostura for your Septic System Insulation needs! 419-341-2366.
Police Commission Meetings
The Put-in-Bay Police Commission Committee will meet at the PIB Town Hall on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. The next meetings will be August 2nd and 16th. All are welcome and invited to attend.
The Middle Bass Music Festival to benefit the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy was a huge success with approximately 2,000 people attending. Thanks to our vendors, sponsors, volunteers and all who came out to enjoy the music, eat and shop!
Catholic Diocese Announces Clergy Changes
Bishop Daniel E. Thomas announced clergy appointments and transfers within the Diocese of Toledo effective July 1st. Rev. John C. Missler, Senior Status, was appointed Presbyteral Moderator, Mother of Sorrows Parish, Put-In-Bay, and Saint Michael the Archangel Parish, Kelleys Island.
Tour Gibraltar Island
This month there are still six 2-hour Thursday tours of Gibraltar Island – August 4th, 11th and 18th. Gibraltar is the island in Put-in-Bay Harbor that is the home of Ohio State University’s famous Stone Lab and Cooke’s Castle. Meet at the Boardwalk water taxi dock a half hour before the tours that leave at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tours are subject to any updates to Ohio State’s COVID-19 protocols. Check before making definite plans to tour the island as things may change.
What’s On The Bottom?
Scientists say they have more robust data about the surface of Mars than the floor of the Great Lakes. “We know the surface of Mars much, much better than we know the bottom of the Great Lakes,” said Hans Van Sumeren, director of Great Lakes Water Studies Institute at Northwestern Michigan College and a partner in the effort known as Lakebed 2030.
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