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Jet Trip to Battle of Lake Erie Site
On September 10th, you are invited to ride the Jet Express from Put-in-Bay to the site of the Battle of Lake Erie where a wreath will be placed in commemoration of the 209th anniversary. This event is FREE to Perry Group members (snacks and a drink will be included). A cash bar and some food will be available. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PIB Vol. Fire Dept. Clambake Sept. 17th
If you’re looking for a delicious fall type meal, the firefighters of the bay have you covered with their famous Clambake Dinner on Saturday, September 17th, from noon to 6 p.m. at the PIB Vol. Fire Dept. Station. The Clambake includes:
1/2 Chicken, 1 Dozen Clams, Corn, Baked Potato, Clam Chowder, Vegetables, Roll and a Soft Drink. Call today and reserve tickets by calling 419-285-7805 or by texting orders to 419-606-5197. *WALK-INS WELCOME* Plus there will be an appearance from Mercy Saint Vincent Helicopter for tours and viewing in the softball field across the street from the station beginning at 12 p.m. Thank you in advance for the support of your island Volunteer Fire Department!
Webworms in Trees
We have heard some residents are getting concerned about the worms on the walnut trees around the island. Don’t worry, these are NOT gypsy moth caterpillars. According to Doller Ave. resident, Dr. Carmen Trisler, these are fall webworms. Fall webworms eat the leaves of many species of deciduous trees and bushes. This damage occurs late in the summer shortly before the trees normally drop their leaves for fall. Therefore, fall webworms very rarely do serious damage to trees. In most cases the trees will grow their leaves back the following spring. On rare occasions, a tree that is already highly stressed may be further weakened by fall webworm damage. However, most trees, even heavily infested trees, are minimally affected and show no signs of damage the following spring.
Farewell Mother Mary!
Last month we learned Mother Mary Staley was leaving St. Paul’s, but the presses ran before we knew where she would be heading after leaving the island. Mo Mary headed to Kent, Ohio where she will serve as their (temporary) interim priest while they participate in a formal search process for their next priest. She plans to do other short-term assignments following her time at Kent, Ohio. We certainly wish her well in her new endeavors.
Put-in-Bay Township Police Levy Informational Meetings
PIB Township is having a 1.5 mill tax police funding levy on the ballot on November 8th, 2022. Learn more about the levy at the following meetings.
The first will be on Saturday, September 10th from noon to 1 p.m. at the Put-in-Bay Senior Center at 195 Concord Ave. The next will be at the Middle Bass Town Hall on Saturday, September 24th from 1 to 2 p.m..
Then in October there will also be two more meetings at the Put-in-Bay Senior Center, the first on Wednesday the 12th from 1 to 2 p.m. and the last one on Wednesday the 26th from 1 to 2 p.m.
Put Your Running Shoes On!
Join the hundreds of runners who will take place on Put-in-Bay on Saturday, Sept. 17th. Sign is at the Boathouse at 8:30 a.m. and the race starts around 9 a.m. This is a great opportunity to enjoy one of the most picturesque runs in the state of Ohio. You can find more information about the 5K and register at https://www.5katputinbay.com. Everyone who pre-registers will receive the official long-sleeved race t-shirt.
Interesting Reading in The Register
The Sandusky Register printed articles, an editorial and three parts of an ongoing series about the Put-in-Bay Police Dept. in August. If you have any interest in island dirt, and we’re not talking about the kind where the grapevines grow, you might want to find copies and read them.
Old-Fashioned Baseball Game Sept. 11th
Come celebrate Historic Weekend at Put-in-Bay with an old fashioned baseball game on Sunday, September 11th, at 2 p.m. The game between the Ohio Muffins and the Put-in-Bay Mossbacks will be played with the original rules of baseball from more than a century ago. Head to the Put-in-Bay School Baseball Field and bring a folding chair or blanket to relax and enjoy the game. Sponsored by Miller Boat Line. Admission is free.
Thank You Bryan Kasper
We’d like to give a shout out to Bryan Kasper for his many contributions to the island community. Bryan has opened his iconic shiphouse to tours of the home to benefit local island non-profits, has been instrumental in helping the putinbay.com web cams, helped promote the Shiphouse Put-in-Bay Island Guide Summer Facebook Concert Series and has allowed for lighting up the ship at night for an incredible visitors view on the Jet express and pleasure boats.
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