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Airport Parking at PIB Airport
The PIB Port Authority requests you remember to put your vehicle parking tag on your rear view mirror for winter parking at the airport. If you do not have a tag please call the Port Authority office at 419-285-3371 or stop at the office to get one.
If your tag is lost or faded a replacement tag can be issued. The tags are free.
Due to limited parking at the airport, we ask that if you are gone for more than a week, please have a friend, neighbor or the taxi take you to the airport.
Please remember parking in front of the blue hangar is for day parking only. If you have questions please call the office. The Port Authority appreciates your cooperation. Thank you.
Put-in-Bay Village School – Raymond Ebersole and Pamela Ebersole to Dawnson Investments LLC, 0 Airline Road, $75,000; David J. Parker to Paradise Partners Limited Partnership, 681 Langram Road, $600,000; Morgan Park of Put-in-Bay LLC to Zachary A Kowalski and Jacqueline R. Kowalski, 121 Basil Lane, $482,700.
Put-in-Bay Corp. – The Acorn Sportsmen Club Incorporated to Gregory A. Auger and Anne H. Auger, 250 State Route 357, $125,000.
Put-in-Bay Township – David C Mason to John E. and Deborah Grafmiller (½ interest) and Ryan E. and Jessica A. Grafmiller (½ interest), 1060 Gant Road, $22,000; Bohdan Temniuk to Jamie P. Keller and Amy F. Keller, 1492 Airline Drive, $530,000.
Island Airports Get Grants
Airports across northwest Ohio will soon be receiving an infusion of grant money from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as part of the recently passed infrastructure law.
Airports in the island will receive grants over the next five years in the following amounts according to the FAA: Erie-Ottawa International Airport: $295,000; Put-in-Bay Airport: $110,000; Middle Bass Island Airport: $110,000; North Bass Island Airport: $110,000; and Kelleys Island Land Field Airport: $110,000.
New Chamber Board Member
The Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce would like to say thank you to Paul Jeris for his service and commitment to the Chamber of Commerce! Paul’s term as a board member has come to an end so one open board seat for 2022 and 2023 opened up. Renée Fultz, the director of the Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center (LEINWC) has been elected by the membership to replace Paul on the board.
The folks at the Forge, Marc, Mike and Gina were planning to be open a few days each week this winter, but a water heater leak caused so much damage that they had to cancel those plans in order to make major repairs. They will reopen in 2022 better than ever.
New Island Video on YouTube
The students in the PIB School Computer Club at PIB School Computer Club produced a YouTube video about South Bass Island. This video highlights the nature, the beauty, and the fun that can be had on South Bass Island. Club sponsor Carol Cerny and the students did a great job putting it together. You can go to YouTube and search “South Bass Island” to see it.
M/V Mary Ann Market
Miller Boat Line’s newest vessel, The M/V Mary Ann Market, was recently transported from where it was built at Fraser Shipyards in Superior, Wisconsin to Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin (Lake Michigan). The boat travelled from Duluth, Minnesota, to Houghton, Michigan, to Sault Ste. Marie and eventually stopping at Washington Island for a few days before its final destination of Sturgeon Bay. The ferry will have some finishing touches put on it before it is ultimately sailed to Put-in-Bay in 2022.
Food Pantry Winter Hours
The Food Pantry located at St. Paul’s is open to all members of the PIB community. The Hours for October through April are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Wed. and Thurs. There are a lot of people and organizations who have donated to the food pantry giving us plenty to support our island residents. This month we especially appreciate the donations collected at the “Burning of the Trach on December Sometimes the food pantry has “specials.” Check the signs on the wall to see what is available in addition to the food that is available for pick up. You can also make an appointment to pick up food by calling the church office if the regular hours do not fit your schedule. Church office is 419-285-5981.
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