Moss on the Rock
Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center Readies for 2021 Season
The Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center is so excited to welcome you to the newly expanded Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center this Spring!! Construction is complete on the remodel and 900-square-foot building addition! The LEIN&WC will be bringing you several new displays including a wildlife viewing window, a geology display and live animal exhibits! They hope you will join them this 2021 season for a fun adventure learning about the nature, wildlife and conservation of the Lake Erie Islands! The LEIN&WC asks that you consider a donation to the center. Thank you.
WPIB Goes All Island!
On New Year’s Day, WPIB Radio, Put-in-Bay, started our new music format. WPIB has switched to ALL ISLAND MUSIC…every song you hear is from one of our many Put-in-Bay Island Artists. It’s like being at Put-in-Bay!
Tune in and enjoy Put-in-Bay island songs from Pat Dailey, Bob Gatewood, Allie Market, The Reese Dailey Band, Ray Fogg, Mike “Mad Dog” Adams, Ben Dover and the Screamers and Westside Steve Simmons, just to name a few. WPIB will be adding more of your favorite Island artists as the 2021 Season approaches!
Here is the direct link to tune in…http://www.putinbayradio.com/facebook-player.html
Or, on your Alexa or Google device, just say, “Alexa (or Hey Google), play WPIB Radio.”
New StoryWalk Book
The Put-in-Bay StoryWalk in Dodge Woods has a new book ready to be enjoyed! This delightful book, Little Owl’s Snow, by Divya Srinivasan, will be loved by everyone taking a stroll along the trail. This book is placed in memory of islander Donna Pugh. Special thanks to Tom Thanasiu for his ingenuity installing this selection.
Island History Article
The winter, 2021 issue of the “Civil War Navy” has a long and excellent 12-page article “USS Michigan: Duty on the Lakes” that covers the overall history of the ship as well as the Confederate plan to capture the Michigan and free the prisoners on Johnson’s Island in Sandusky Bay at Lake Erie. It has 13 high quality photos that fans of Lake Erie history will enjoy. Mike Gora, Middle Bass Island historian, made a few small contributions to this article and is cited. You can order single copies in the shop section of the website at https://civilwarnavy.com/.
Put-in-Bay Music Festival
If you are planning a trip in February to Key West for the 17th Annual Put-in-Bay Music Festival at Sloppy Joe’s Bar, you should know it was cancelled several months ago due to concerns over COVID-19. Watch for the event to return in 2022.
Booker’s 32 Points Leads Oak Harbor to Win
Islander Blake Booker who chose to attend high school off island so he could play basketball led the Oak Harbor High School Rockets to a big win over the Port Clinton High School Redskins in January. The Rockets were down 11 points at halftime, but stormed back to win the game 55 to 50 with Blake scoring a total of 32 points which included four 3-pointers and 8-of-11 points from the free-throw line. Blake is the youngest son of Eric and Jen Booker from the Boardwalk.
2021 Bash on the Bay!
The wait is over! The dates for the 2021 “Put-in-Bay Bash On The Bay 5” will be Wednesday, August 25th, and Thursday the 26th at the Put-in-Bay Airport. Eagle-eyed observers will note that there are two days listed above, that’s because in 2021, Put-in-Bay Bash On The Bay is becoming a two-day event! The entertainers are signed, but the promoters are holding off with an announcement until a more aggressive distribution of the Covid-19 vaccination rolls out. Changes both big and small are being made to the 2021 event based on the guest feedback received. If the Bash gets canceled for a Covid-19 related reason, tickets will be refunded.
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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