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Parking Violation Fines Increased
The Village’s Ordinance No. 1284 concerning parking violation fines was amended at the Council’s meeting in September. Parking fines were increased considerably.
The fines for Double Parking went from $10 to $35, Blocking a Drive, Alley or Street from $15 to $40, Parking Against Traffic from $10 to $35, Improper or Prohibited Parking from $ 10 to $35, Parking in a Fire Zone or Near a Fire Hydrant from $50 to $75, and Parking in a Yellow Zone from $10 to $35.
PIB EMS to Hold EMT Course
Put-in-Bay EMS will be holding an EMT course beginning later this fall. It is open to all island residents and will be complete by early spring. We rely on, and greatly appreciate our local volunteer EMT staff throughout the winter and are looking to add to our crew. As an EMT for PIB EMS, you also have the option of working shifts during the busy summer season. Please check the comments for further information as to the duties of an EMT. If you are interested in taking the course, please call the station at (419) 285-2401 and ask for Bernice, or send us a message through Facebook. We hope you’ll join us!
Yoga Classes at Nature Center
The Nature Center will be hosting yoga classes for islanders beginning Monday, October 11th, and running Mondays through December. Classes are forming now and will include both gentle stretching and vinyasa flow classes. 10-class punch cards can be purchased at a reduced rate ($100) from the $15 drop in cost. Both options (punch card and drop in) will support the Nature Center. Reach out to Patricia Fisher by phone (419-250-8451) or email (email@example.com) to be included.
Island Wine Festival
On Saturday, October 2nd, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., the place to be is the Put-in-Bay Winery where the Island Wine Festival will be taking place. Sample more than 200 imported and domestic wines, including island wines. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of good food and excellent wine.
Admission is $10.00 and includes a souvenir wine glass and four sample tickets. Sample tickets are $2 each and sold at the door and in the tent. Most samples are $2 – $5. There will be retail bottle sales so you can take your favorite wine home with you. There will also be great silent auction items, including: vacation packages, large bottles of wine, and other fine gifts. The silent auction benefits the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society.
Address Signs Still Available
The PIB EMS and PIBVFD are still offering the green address signs with big white letters signs at no charge for island residents. It is strongly encouraged that everyone get one. If you ever need to call for emergency services, the EMS or firefighters want to reach you as quickly as possible. Not having your address clearly marked can delay them in reaching you. The signs can be post mounted or attached to objects in your yard such as trees, fences, posts, etc. Safety force members will even come out and install a sign for you if you’d like. Just give the PIB EMS a call at (419) 285-2401 to request yours.
Catawba Avenue Paving Project
Ottawa County contracted with Geo. Gradel Company to reconstruct Catawba Avenue on Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island. The work has required traffic to be restricted to one lane during construction. Crews began work after Labor Day and will continue through Friday, October 29th. The schedule is expected to be Monday through Thursday with some Friday work possible, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Emergency vehicles, buses and local traffic will be permitted access, but are advised to expect delays. Schedules are weather dependent and subject to change. Please view the website at https://www.co.ottawa.oh.us/219/Road-Closures for updated closure information. Changes to schedules will be posted as they become available.
If you have any questions, please contact the Ottawa County Engineer’s office at (419) 734-6777.
PIB Restaurants Get Federal Grants
Five Put-in-Bay restaurants were the recipients of $1.3 million in Federal aid from U.S. Small Business Administration’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund, which was established through the American Rescue Plan passed by Congress.
U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, announced the area grant awards saying,
“In the midst of the worst pandemic in over a century, our beloved local restaurants, and thousands of cooks, servers, and drivers, were dealt an almost insurmountable blow.”
Holiday Bazaar Saturday, October 16th
The Lake Erie Islands Conservancy and the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center will be holding the Holiday Bazaar this month to help you with your Holiday Gift Shopping! Local candles, photos, paintings, jewelry, woodworking, organics, wreaths, cards, soaps, sweets and more will be available. Come and see what your neighbors have been making. The Holiday Bazaar is sponsored by the LEIC and the LEINWC. To have a $10 table, leave a message for Sarah at (419) 285-4448, text 802477-2091 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Last year’s outdoor Bazaar was so successful at the Goat’s Biergarten that it will take place there again. Rain location is on the Goat’s open porch, so no matter what the weather, put Saturday, October 16th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on your calendar.
Woody’s Scholarship Fundraiser
There will be a new scholarship for graduates of Put-in-Bay High School thanks to Woody Widmar. To help fund the scholarship, Scott Jackson from the Goat Soup and Whiskey will be hosting Woody’s Harvest Fest, named after all the Harvest Dinners Woody cooked for at Tipper’s over the years. The inaugural event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 16th, at Das Lokal, the Goat’s Biergarten anytime from the start of the Bazaar until 6 p.m. This is the same day as the Holiday Bazaar, plus Phil Yan Polka Band will be entertaining. The benefit will feature both a Thanksgiving-style turkey dinner and a Polish Kielbasa Plate for a $20 donation. Please stop by, do a little holiday shopping, enjoy some imported beer, some super dooper Polka music, and enjoy a meal that will help fund Woody’s Scholarship!
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