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 check www.putinbay.com for more information.
Wine and Roses Tour
On Wednesday, July 14th, at 3 p.m. the PIB Garden Club’s Wine and Roses Tour will take place. Four local business will host, provide libations, small appetizers and tips on how they keep their grounds and gardens looking spectacular. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED and space is limited. Contact Sheri Murphy 419-348-0383 for more information.
LEIHS Resale Shop
The Resale Shop certainly appreciates all the items brought to the shop. However, they would appreciate it if donors would please call Marsha or Terri ahead of time before dropping items off. Sometimes they just don’t have enough room for everything. Thank you for your consideration. The number to call for dropoffs is 419-285-0097.
Looking for a Way to Support PIBCSS?
There’s an easy way to support the Put-in-Bay Community Swim/Sail Program this month. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $20 each which give you a chance to win a 2022 season ferry pass and a once a week round trip ticket for one vehicle from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The drawing will be held on July 10th. Please contact xxx for your ticket.
New Island Web Cams
There are several new island webcams that were installed by Kris Hodgson, Michael T. Mccombs and Paul Jeris on the island in June. Check them out at https://putinbay.com/putin-bay-webcams/. You will be surprised by the great quality of the videos! We especially love the “Hi Mom” cam on Delaware Ave. at Mr. Ed’s. There are three other cams, the Lobster Bisque Cam on top of the Boardwalk, the Ship cam on top of Bryan Kasper’s Ship House on the West Shore, and the Put-in-Bay Cam at the condos behind the old Skyway.
Get Your Clambake Tickets!
It’s never too early to think about reserving tickets to the PIB Vol. Fire Deptartment’s famous clambake dinner which happens September 18th, from Noon to 5 p.m. In years past, this event has been sold out fast and by the day of the event. All reserved tickets must be picked up by 1 p.m. on the day of event otherwise they will be resold. Call today and reserve tickets 419-285-7805 or even text those orders to 419-606-5197. All proceeds raised will be going for upgrading equipment. Thank you in advance for the support.
PIBYC New Member Reception
Are you a new member at the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club? Have you been a member for years and want to come celebrate with the Club’s new members and show them how great our club is? Join the fun at the New Member Reception on Saturday, July 3rd, at 10 a.m. at the clubhouse. Please RSVP if you’re planning to come. https://forms.gle/53vwqRFo7KRfgL4L9
New Full-Time Officer
The Put-in-Bay Police Dept. is happy to welcome Michael Wheeler as a new full-time Sergeant. Sgt. Wheeler brings almost 20 years of law enforcement experience to the department. He has been a SWAT and field training officer as well as a supervisor with his previous department.
It’s All About Mayflies
There’s a podcast called North Coast Chronicles, part of the Coastal News Today produced by one of the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy members Helen Brohl. In a recent session, there’s an interview with Conservancy member Dr. Carmen Trisler about burrowing mayflies – something we are all enjoying right now! We have seen the purple martins gorging on mayflies and feeding their young mayflies in the nest thanks to a nest box camera from Dave Marshall on the West Shore. The turtles in the new indoor pond at the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center also enjoy mayfly snacks! So if you’re interested in Mayflies, sit back and take a listen to the interview at mayflies at https://www.coastalnewstoday.com/podcasts/march-of-the-mayflies-with-drcarmen-trisler-north-coast-chronicles. Thanks Helen, Carmen and their sponsors, the Middle Bass Dock Company and Miller Boat Line!
Howard Hanna real estate agents Lee Hisey on Middle Bass Island and Rudy Cooks on South Bass Island/Put-in-Bay are now working together to provide Howard Hanna’s powerful real estate marketing services to all of the Lake Erie Islands! Get the BEST marketing for your home from Ohio and our region’s largest brokerage! Contact Lee Hisey at 440-315-6000 or Rudy Cooks at 419-341-6376.
FYI State Route 357 between Portsmouth and Pinky’s Pond will be closed for most of July.
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