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Put-in-Bay Diary June 2014 What’s Happening!

Put-in-Bay Diary-Sun., June 1st – There’s a boat aground on the reef extending off Middle Bass Island’s East Point. Rick and Sherri
Smith boat over from Pelee Island to visit Put-in-Bay. The first 2014 season games of the Lake Erie Islands Mens Softball League are played.

Put-in-Bay Diary-Mon., June 2nd – Jacob Market gets his 100-ton captain’s license in the mail. He is now a third-generation Miller
Boat Line captain. The Put-in-Bay Library’s Cookbook Club meets. Smoothies are on the menu!

Put-in-Bay Diary -Tues., Jun 3rd – It’s a slow day on the island. You could get an ice cream cone at the Candy Bar, but not at DJs or the Dairy Island because they are both closed. Two Life Flight helicopters come to the island on runs.

Diary June 2014  -Wed., Jun 4th – Stephanie Berman celebrates her 40th birthday with many of her island friends.

Diary June 2014  -Thurs., June 5th – There’s a Texas Hold’em Tournament at the Put-in-Bay Vol. Fire Dept. in the evening.

Diary June 2014 -Fri., June 6th – It’s perfect weather at Perry’s Monument, where the Put-in-Bay High School graduation ceremony
Takes place in the evening.

Put-in-Bay Diary -Sat., June 7th – The Middle Bass Island Vol. Fire Dept. is holding a pancake and sausage fundraiser breakfast in the morning at the MBI Town Hall! It was fun seeing old friends at the Put-in-Bay High School Alumni Banquet at the Niagara Event Center. Members of the Village Council walk around the town, taking noise meter readings of the various bars and playing music.

Put-in-Bay Diary -Sun. June 8th – There is a wedding shower for Brian Larcey, a former village dockmaster, and his bride-to-be, Clare Pollard, at The Goat in the afternoon.

Mon., June 9th – It’s Monday meeting day. The Village Council, the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce, and the Village Planning Commission all meet this day.

Diary June 2014 Tues., June 10th – The Cameo Pizza and Round House men’s softball teams play each other in the evening. Fortunately, Justine Rhoad Cultice, the daughter of Cameo Pizza owners Roger and Joan Rhoad and former Round House bartender, is on her honeymoon in Jamaica and isn’t here to choose and root for her favorite team. Christie Ontko has a ladies’ night at her Freshwater Retreat (the former Wisteria Inn).

Diary June 2014 Wed., June 11th – There is a BBQ fundraiser potluck at the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center.

Diary June 2014 Thurs., June 12th – Those conflicting event schedules even affect the kids on the island. At 6 p.m., the kids can go to LEGO Club at the Library or play Little League softball across the street at the ball diamond. What to do?

Fri., June 13th – Allie and the Rockers are performing at the Boathouse.

Sat., June 14th – A 1/4 stick of dynamite explodes at 4:15 a.m. near the corner of Put-in-Bay Rd. and Meechen. There’s no damage, but it wakes the area residents. Thirty-three teams participate in the Amazing Raise, a competition that supports children’s charities and requires participating teams to meet various challenges on the island. The Pooch Parade takes place in the morning in DeRivera Park. It’s always fun to see all the people with their pets.

Sun., June 15th – The 40th Annual Founder’s Day takes place in DeRivera Park. What a perfect-weather day it was. The Hog Roasters came out of retirement and served their great pork sandwiches. The Glass City Steel band from Toledo was on hand to play their steel drum music in the Gazebo.

Mon., June 16th – Michigan’s BIG Show starring Michael Patrick Shiels is doing an early-morning live radio broadcast from the Put-in-Bay Resort and Conference Center lobby. The R/V Muskie, a U.S. Geological Survey Ship and dedicated research vessel for the Lake Erie ecosystem stop by Put-in-Bay. The Round House holds its annual Drag Queen Contest.

Tues., June 17th – The Put-in-Bay Yacht Club’s Ladies Auxiliary hosts a potluck cookout at the Put-in-Bay Yacht clubhouse. The ferry to Kelleys Island for the softball game is canceled due to an unfavorable wind forecast.

Wed., June 18th – Cliff Fulton and Christie Ontko host an excellent wedding reception at their new business, Freshwater Retreat, the former Wisteria Inn. Despite the rain, the event was well-attended by well-wishers in abundance to toast the newlyweds.

Thurs., June 19th – The Put-in-Bay Village Council meets in the morning to decide whether or not some of C Dock should be opened to the public even though the dock project is not entirely finished. Thursday and Saturday morning yoga classes start at the Crew’s Nest Fitness Center. Tryouts for the Amazing Race reality television show were held at Mojito Bay and Mist at Mr. Ed’s. Each couple trying out had just one minute on camera to make an impression. Before tryouts even began, the line of people wanting their chance to win a million dollars was backed up on the sidewalk in front of Mojito Bay. The Brig Niagara pulls into Put-in-Bay harbor for the weekend.

Fri., June 20th – The nightly invasion of Mayflies is one of the worst we’ve ever seen. Kathi Spayde posted on the Put-in-Bay Garden Club’s Facebook page, “Your help is urgently needed today, Saturday, and Sunday to remove the Mayfly infestation from the Lamppost Flower Baskets.

They are KILLING our beautiful flowers. Contact Susan at 440-409-1958 or Kathi at 440-856-5437 if you can help.” The Candy Bar starts it’s first day renting golf carts. Their company is called “A Sweet Ride!” The employees at Miller Boat Line are sporting “Keep Calm and Call Billy” T-Shirts for Billy Market’s birthday!

Diary June 2014 Sat., June 21st – The Village opens outside C dock to boaters in the morning. On Middle Bass, there’s an islandwide yard sale, plus a graduation party for Arthur Wolf at the Town Hall. Arthur was the only student from Middle Bass Island who graduated from Put-in-Bay High School this year.

Sun., June 22nd – There is a Special Olympics torch run on the island. The race started at the Miller Ferry Lime Kiln Dock and concluded at the Boardwalk. Island entertainer and Reel Bar owner Ray Fogg is treated to a surprise 50th birthday party at The Reel Bar. Heineman Winery has no trouble defeating the Sand Bar in one of the LEIML softball games.

Mon., June 23rd – Dr. Dave Horn was at the Middle Bass Town Hall giving a talk entitled “Bugs are Amazing.” Funeral services for Lee Patry were held at St. Paul’s, and a reception followed at The Goat. The Boardwalk won the cardboard boat races for the second year.

Tues., June 24th – Sister Lucille, Anne Dailey, Bill Martins, and Carol Roberts are cleaning Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in the morning. Jake Market tells us winds of 65 miles per hour hit the South Channel during one of the afternoon storms which went through the island area. The Village Council met to discuss parking issues. Susie Chrysler from Misty Bay narrated a fashion show at the Ladies Auxiliary Luncheon at the yacht club. We will have pictures in next month’s edition.

Wed., June 25th – Rick White entertains with his guitar at the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club during the hot dog roast. The Dairy Isle is crowded with kids having fun at the Dairy Isle’s Ice Cream Social.

Thurs., June 26th – Mike Steidl and Dee Dee Duggan visit Carolyn Miller in Canton. Carolyn has been off the island since before Christmas with health issues.

Fri., June 27th – Mike McCabe from Baycraft is working on the sidewalk at the school corner.

Sat., June 28th – The 59th Sandusky Islands – Stein Hospice Cup sailboat race starts at Cedar Point Pierhead and has its finish line at Middle Bass Island for the first time in the race’s history. There are yard sales at McGary’s (Market), Frederick’s, Luecke’s, Thwaites, and Kostura’s.

Sun., June 29th – Paula Ziebarth cleaned out the purple martin rigs at Scheeff Wildlife Preserve on East Point and enjoyed seeing the young martins up close! An afternoon rain puts a damper on a hectic weekend on the island.

Mon., June 30th -The July issue of the Put-in-Bay Gazette is printed in Sandusky. Issues hit the newsstand late in the afternoon on both the mainland and on the island


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