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Island General Store to Close for Winter
The Island General Store has announced it will close temporarily on Christmas Day, December 25th, and won’t reopen and resume business as normal until the ferries start running in spring. Beforehand, the store will place many perishable items on sale until supplies last. This will be a great opportunity to stock your pantries and cupboards for the winter at discounted prices. Island General Store hours until Christmas are Monday thru Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Both the Hardware store and the Pit Stop at the gas station are picking up the slack as the Island General Store takes a break for the winter. Stop by and see what they have on their shelves. Another option is online shopping, plus if your shelves really get bare, there’s the Food Pantry at St. Paul’s.
Where can I get my Put-in-Bay Gazette this Winter?
Many island readers of the Gazette pick up their paper at the Island General Store, but with the store being closed this winter, we want everyone to know there are several other locations on the island copies will definitely be available. You’ll find papers at Topsy Turvey’s, the Put-in-Bay Airport, and the Hardware Store. Gazettes are also available at the Port Clinton Airport.
Lake Erie Islands Conservancy Christmas Party
The Lake Erie Islands Conservancy will hold its Christmas party at the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club on Tuesday, December 14th. There will be a delicious pasta bar buffet with salad garlic bread at $15 each. Please bring a holiday dessert to share. Drink tickets available. We will meet at 6 p.m. for social hour followed by dinner. We have a lot to celebrate again this year-come join us! Calendars and other LEIC gear will be there for sale. RSVP by contacting Lisa Brohl at 419-366-2087 or email@example.com.
Senior Fruit Baskets
Senior Fruit Baskets are coming in December! Please let Suzanne Kostura or Heidi Ladd know if you would like yourself or someone added to the list that just turned 60 this year or was missed last year.
Reminder from Griffing Flying Service
As their “busy” season draws near, here is a friendly reminder that Griffing Flying Service cannot transport the following items by air: CAR, ATV, GOLF CART batteries; Drain cleaners; Paint strippers; Pool chemicals; Strong bleaches; and Wet batteries.
PLEASE arrange to transport any extra and/or replacement car batteries by ferry while ferries are still in service. There will be absolutely NO exceptions this upcoming season. Please plan accordingly.
Come support your favorite fire department, the Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department, of course, Saturday, December 4th from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. for a Pancake Breakfast! Cost for the pancake breakfast is donation based!
Mother of Sorrows will hold a prayer service around the Carillon at noon on Thursday, December 9th, the 38th anniversary of the tragic plane crash that took the lives of four local men on a rescue call to Kelleys Island. The service will be held in the church if the weather is bad. All are welcome.
PIBYC is Calling All Party Planners!
The 2022 PIB Yacht Club Social Committee is looking for event ideas and volunteers to help make them happen. They are planning next season with kid-friendly events, themed parties and other activities. If you have a suggestion or would like to help please email RC Connie Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org. All skill levels welcome – decorations, entertainment, beer pouring, come one come all!
The Lake Erie Islands Conservancy thanks all who helped with or purchased from their Winter Wild Bird Seed Sale! Thanks also to Titgemeiers for working with them on the sale, Heineman Winery for use of their truck and space for sorting, Miller Boat Line for transportation, Marty and Kelly Faris for taking orders, Russ and Lisa Brohl, Mike Byrnes, Dino Uszak, Pinky Batt for sorting and delivering! Special thanks to Scott Jackson and Ed Heineman for getting everything under cover right before the rain!
Calling All Volunteers!
Do you want to help keep our community safe? Come join the Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department! The department is holding a new fire class this winter and they want you! They will have a one-week intensive course starting January 17th until January 21st every day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information contact Chief Dobos at email@example.com or 419-960-9886.
On Tuesday, Nov. 5th, the Ottawa County Health Department, in conjunction with Magruder Hospital, Put-in-Bay EMS and Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department, came to Put-in-Bay and vaccinated those interested in getting COVID-19 booster shots and students 5 years old and up who wanted their first shots. There was no charge for getting the inoculation. Everything went very smoothly from registering for the shot, getting the shot, updating Covid vaccination cards and waiting for 15 minutes after the shot. Thank you to all those who made this possible and so easy for all the island residents.
We Bet You Didn’t Hear About This?
We’re not going to mention any names, but did you hear about the islander from East Point who bought a season pass for the ferry last Christmas when they were on sale? Planning on heading south for the winter at the end of November, he became quite depressed about the fact it looked like he would not make nearly enough ferry trips necessary to justify the cost of the pass.
His wife came up with a solution that got him out of his funk.
Following her suggestion, he spent the next five days just riding the ferry back and forth between the Lime Kiln and Catawba as often as he could.
“I got more than my money’s worth,” he told the Gazette. “I got the price per trip down to $3.23 each way, not the $12 cost per trip I calculated at the beginning of October.”
When asked if he would be buying a ferry pass again for 2022, he replied, “You bet I will! It saves me considerably! Duh!”
Congratulations to Marilyn Paselsky
Marilyn Paselsky was presented with the Jim Crain award for dedication and service to the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club at the club’s Change of Watch in October. Marilyn has demonstrated substantial personal commitment to elevate Put-in-Bay Yacht Club to a position of excellence and recognition with her extensive volunteer service and the positive impact that she has engendered. Thank you, Marilyn!
Congratulations to Phoebe Borman
At Put-in-Bay Yacht Club’s Change of Watch, Phoebe Borman, from Chapman Ave., was presented the Betty Neff Award recognizing her dedication and service to Put-in-Bay Yacht Club. The Betty Neff award recognizes outstanding volunteers who contribute significant time, energy, support, and enthusiasm to the club. Congratulations Phoebe!
PIB Twp. Board of Trustees Special Meeting
The Put-in-Bay Township Board of Trustees will meet in a special meeting on Monday, December 6th, 2021 at 4 p.m. for the purpose of a workshop with the Middle Bass Fire Department followed by a workshop with the Port Authority. Meeting location is at the Put-in-Bay Township Hall, 624 Trenton Ave.
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