Put-in-Bay News wants to know when did you graduate from Put-in-Bay High School? Was it at the base of the Monument, at the Visitors Center, in the school gym, at the Put-in-Bay Town Hall? There’s been a discussion among graduates about that on the Put-in-Bay Ohio Facebook page recently.
If you are interested in taking part in the Island-wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 16th. You will want to contact Maggie Beckford at the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce to be put on the map showing where all the yard and garage sales will be that day. The listing is free. Maps, which are free, will be made available the morning of the popular event at the Chamber office at the Depot, the boat docks and at breakfast places.
Put-in-Bay News visited Topsy Turvey’s to see the new, enlarged bar area? Stop by and take a look. Chris and Carl Krueger were the chaperones on the Junior/ Senior Class Trip to Hawaii.
If you use the library at Put-in-Bay School, check out the schedule on page 5 for the new, extended library hours. Marisa Rence is the new manager at Hooligans this season, Miller Boat Line no longer allows open alcoholic containers onboard their ferries. Richard Warren, the fellow who sells the great cigars and grows those huge island pumpkins, tells us he’s shooting for a 1500-pound pumpkin this year he tells Put-in-Bay News.
David and Kathy Holscott are heading back to Seward, Alaska, to work again this summer for the cruise lines. If you are heading to Alaska on a cruise, you might want to contact them. They are always glad to see island folk. On the Internet, we learned Put-in-Bay was number four in the Top 10 highest-paying ZIP codes in Ohio with a figure of $100,223. Wow! Did we miss out somewhere? Our zip code is 43456, too. Thank goodness for the Internet. We also learned Put-in-Bay, Ohio is in USDA Hardiness Zones 6b. Whatever that is, we’re happy to know it now.
Put-in-Bay News is reporting that the legislature voted to allow open containers in certain entertainment areas around the state as a local option. Put-in-Bay would not be included at this point, but it might be possible in two years. How do you feel about people being allowed to have open containers on Put-in-Bay streets?
One of the very special and fun events of the 2015 season at Put-in-Bay will be the Moonlight Serenade on Thursday evening, August 20th, at the Niagara Event Center. On hand for entertainment and dancing will be Swingmania, the 17-piece live big band from Toledo that plays all the great hits of years ago. Enjoy an evening with a vintage ballroom and nightclub flair. Guests are encouraged to dress for the period, so it should be a really great evening. The Moonlight Serenade is a fundraiser for the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society, The Perry Group, and the Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. There will be heavy hors-d’oeuvres for dinner, a drink ticket and a cash bar. Tickets go on sale in mid-May on a first-come, first-served basis. Call in your reservations and credit card payment to the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society at (419) 285-2804. Tickets are Non-Refundable. A $100 per person donation is accompanied by a 501-(c)3 donation receipt. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy a unique evening at the Bay!
Put-in-Bay News New Books!
Have you read “Missing,” Bob Adamov’s latest Put-in-Bay mystery novel? It was released on April 1st. If you haven’t gotten your copy yet, you can order one on Bob’s website. If you’d like it personalized, please complete the “order notes” box when you place your order at www.BobAdamov.com.
From Put-in-Bay to Detroit to Grosse Ile to Cedar Key to Wooster to Northeast Ohio Ace Put-in-Bay News based investigative reporter Emerson Moore has the tables cruelly turned on him following the murder trial and conviction of Detroit mobster, Jimmy Diamonds. During a wildly daring prison van hijacking and go-fast boat escape on the Detroit River, Moore incurs a severe head injury. When the getaway boat is found abandoned on Lake Erie, Moore is missing.
That’s not all that’s missing. When Diamonds learns that Moore’s memory is missing, he convinces Moore that he’s Manny Elias, one of organized crime’s top hitmen. Moore/Elias is whisked to the backwaters of Cedar Key, Florida by Mafioso Fat Freddy Fabrizio to be “retrained” in the art of killing. Moore/Elias later surfaces in Ohio where Diamonds uses him to take revenge on former criminal associates in Detroit, Columbus, Cleveland, and Chagrin Falls. Completing one deadly assignment after another, Moore/Elias is unable to reveal his identity to a beautiful woman he befriends near his Wooster hideout.
A confrontation with rival hitman SANTORO at a Lake Erie marina leads to the eventual death of one person who holds the key to Elias’ true identity. The novel is fast-moving and action-packed. It shows emotional turmoil as Moore/Elias struggles with the trauma of his memory loss and an inherent ethical dilemma with cold-blooded murder. It’s further complicated when two of Moore’s ex-SEAL buddies, “MAD DOG” Mike Adams and SAM DUNCAN, find themselves in the crosshairs of Moore’s weapon and Moore/ Elias is ordered to kill them in what is another exciting showdown and satisfying finish to a complex series of twists and turns. Hope you enjoy the new adventure!
Put-in-Bay News Case Dismissed!
Case dismissed —Put-in-Bay News is reporting that on Thursday morning, Apr, 23rd, a minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge filed against the Boardwalk for making too much noise with its sunset music and horn blowing ceremony it conducts each evening during the season, was heard in Ottawa County Municipal Court by Judge Fritz Hany.
Mr. Bernard McCann filed the complaint because there was too much noise at his residence on the dock at the corner of Bayview and Victory Avenues when the ceremony took place on August 8th, 2014. The ticket, which the Village of Put-in-Bay prosecuted was filed on September 29th, 2014. The charge was a violation of Ordinance 648.04(a)(2) – Making unreasonable noise or an offensively coarse utterance, gesture, or display, or communicating unwarranted and grossly abusive language to any person. The court listened to testimony from Mr. McCann, but ruled there was insufficient evidence and dismissed the case.