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Covid & Flu Shots
The Otttawa County Health Department is coming back to the island to give flu and COVID shots on Friday, October 14th, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fire Station. Please call (419) 734-6800 to schedule your appointment for one or both as they can be given on the same day. Moderna COVID vaccines may not be available due to ordering limits, but Pfizer is available. They are interchangeable. They will try our best to accommodate Moderna requests. You MUST have an appointment to be seen. We hope to see you there!
‘Saturday Night Live’ Announces
Addition of Molly Kearney as Cast Member
Actor and comedian Molly Kearney, a Cleveland native and Magnificat High School graduate, recently joined the cast of Saturday Night Live as it begins its 48th season. Molly is familiar to many islanders as they not only worked many summers on Put-in-Bay at the Boardwalk, the Goat and The Forge, but also performed standup comedy at the Fishbowl and Reel Bar before leaving the island to follow the dream of making it to the big time.
You may have seen Molly in Amazon’s A League of Their Own, The Mighty Ducks on Disney+, and in 2019 in Comedy Central’s Up Next showcase.
Harvest Fest – Saturday, Oct. 15th
Don’t miss the opportunity to have some fun and help support the Woody Widmar Harvest Scholarship on Saturday, October 15th, at Das Lokal, the Biergarten at the Goat. Plan now to enjoy some polka music, a bite to eat and some great imported beer (or Bier if you’re German or Austrian).
Park Levy Yard Signs
With election day fast approaching on Tuesday, November 8th, you can help by putting out a levy sign in your yard to support the 1.1 mill levy for the Put-in-Bay Township Park District on the November 8th, 2022, ballot. The tax levy is extremely important in continuing the preservation and conservation of areas that preserve the treasurers of the Lake Erie Islands. If you would like to support the levy by placing a sign in your yard, just contact Stacey Clink at email@example.com.
Harley Trike Raffle Delay
Island resident Woody Widmar graciously donated his 2003 Harley Davidson Fat Boy to the Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Dept. and EMS to be auctioned off. Raffle tickets are $100 each with a limited number of tickets to be sold. The announcement of the winner was suppose to be at the Clam Bake on September 17th, but this was changed so all the tickets could be sold. The winner will now be announced at Woody’s Harvest Fest scholarship fundraiser at the Goat Biergarten on Saturday, October 15th. You can still purchase tickets from any member of the PIBVFD. Buy your tickets now!
New Webcam on Top of Monument
The team from Putinbay.com, Jeff Butcher, Kris Hodgson and the Put-in-Bay Chamber recently announced the newest camera to their current family of four (Boardwalk Cam, Mr. Ed’s Cam, Shiphouse Cam, and Condos Cam)….one on the top of the Monument! It took a year of hard work and preparation, 80% by Superintendent Barb Rowles. From the top of the Monument timelapses, slide shows, facebook lives, custom tours and a host of other new features should help put Put-in-Bay in the best light and compete with the growing use of tourism cameras.
Donation from Grosse Ile
Chris Hunt from the Grosse Ile Mi ‘Opening of the Island’ committee and Ron Peterson Ron Peterson from the committee presented donations to both the PIB Vol. Fire Dept. and PIMEMS at the Clambake last month. They made a $500 donation to the PIB Fire Dept. and $500 to the PI EMS. The two said they wanted to give back to the island they love so much and thank them for their service!
Two Important Sales
There were two important real estate sales transacted this past month. One, an Island Club property, sold for a record $245,000. The other was the sale of the old Crescent building on Delaware Ave. from the Niese Brothers Association LLC to RJN Holdings LLC for $2,400,000.
Bay Day – Oct. 22nd
Join the Pugh Family on October 22nd from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Duggan Property by the Twine Shanty for the inaugural “Bay Day” Fundraiser for the Scott Pugh Foundation. A foundation has been established in Scott Pugh’s memory with a focus on three aspects of life that Scott cared deeply about, furthering education, helping cancer patients and funding for the elderly. The event will have food and beverages, games for all ages, live entertainment and kids activities, including a caricature artist. For more information, contact Madeline Pugh at (419) 341-8191 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d like to volunteer you may sign up at volunteersignup.org/R9LFW.
The Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center with the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy, are bringing back our traditional Holiday Bazaar on Thursday, November 17, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Put-in-Bay Town Hall. Finish up your holiday shopping with unique gifts from local small businesses and artisans. The Conservancy will have its 2023 calendars for sale and the Nature and Wildlife Center will bring their gift ideas! For interested vendors: $10 per space Call or text Lisa Brohl at 419-366-2087 or email at email@example.com to reserve your spot!
On Monday, August 29th, a fundraiser was held at Boardwalk for TROPA da Solidariedade, a NGO (non-government organization) based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event was the 2nd Annual TROPA Party, with over 100 people attending. The fundraiser raised donations to use in Brazil for social projects, which include educational programs, food assistance and help for struggling families in marginalized areas of the city of Rio. The event was a Brazilian-style party which included a DJ playing Brazilian music, caipirinhas, dancing and raffle prize baskets donated by island businesses and artists.
TROPA would like to say “obrigado” to all that attended the event, the Boardwalk, the sponsors and the team of volunteers that made it all happen!
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