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Diary June 2013 Island News & Gossip!

Put in Bay Diary June 2013 Sat June 1st – The first baby in thirty-four years is born on the island at 6:30 a.m. to Kira Hubner and Dustin Heineman. There’s a mystery dinner theater at Put in Bay Yacht Club

Put in Bay Diary June 2013 Diary Sun., June 2nd – It’s an absolutely gorgeous day at Put in Bay, but very quiet in terms of tourists and boaters at the docks. Was it because of the forecasted rain by the weatherman??

Put in Bay Diary June 2013 Mon., June 3rd – The Put in Bay Village Council meets. One of the topics is noise pollution. Members of the Finley Fire Dept. are at the Put in Bay fire station doing annual pump test and maintenance on the fire trucks. The crew at Heineman Winery finishes up bottling 510 gallons of 100% all-natural and tasty Catawba grape juice! According to owner Mark Mathys, put in Bay Resort hosts its first large conference of the year, with over 400 people attending.

Put in Bay Diary June 2013 Tues., June 4th – A group from Put in Bay heads to Pelee Island to meet Pelee Islanders interested in the Lake Erie Islands’ flora, fauna, and ecology.

Put in Bay Diary June 2013 Wed., June 5th – The Dairy Isle (former Dairy Queen) at the Keys opens for business. The building was closed all last season and has been remodeled with a new fresh look.

Put in Bay Diary June 2013 Thurs., June 6th – Two-thirds of those answering summons in Put in Bay Mayor’s Court are women.

Put in Bay Diary June 2013 Fri., June 7th –Put in Bay Graduation ceremonies take place on the plaza at Perry’s Monument. This is the first time in several years due to repairs being made there.

Sat., June 8th – The Lake Erie Islands Chapter of the Black Swamp Conservancy and the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center sponsored a spider program with Dr. Richard Bradley at the Put in Bay Town Hall. Island Hardware has an open house for the Shops at Compass Pointe.

Sun., June 9th – The sailors in the Mills Trophy race head for home after a great weekend at Put in Bay. Fifty cars are in the antique car parade.

Mon., June 10th – Meetings this Monday include the Put in Bay Village Council, the Put in Bay Chamber of Commerce at the Boathouse and the Put in Bay Village Planning Commission. Islanders love meetings!

Tues., June 11th – Bonnie Meyer Murray accompanies her mother, former island resident Dolores Meyer, to the island for a visit. Dolores had lunch at the Goat and remembers well when it was Cooper’s Restaurant. Midwest Living writer, Jess Hoffert, visited Put-in-Bay to do research for the magazine’s next island story! Thanks to The Keys, Put in Bay, and Lake Erie Shores & Islands® Welcome Center for a great dinner. Former island resident Charlie “Tuna” Ontko celebrates his 75th birthday with friends and family at a party in Port Clinton.

Wed., June 12th – Round House manager Paula Garsteck, Round House owner Anita McCann and Suzie Chrysler from the Misty Bay Boutique check out “mankinis” on the internet in hopes of finding something for the Round House dancers to wear at the Drag Queen Contest coming up in a few days.

Jun. 13th – A casting call for CBS’s reality TV show Survivor occurs at Mr. Ed’s Mist pool bar and later at Mojito Bay. More than 200 wanting in for the $1,000,000 top prize had a very short time on camera to convince producers they should be on the show.

Fri., June 14th – Seniors are doing stretch and strength training in the morning at the Put in Bay Senior Center. Those who attend say it is great fun and good for you.

Sat., June 15th – The annual Put in Bay Pooch Parade takes place in DeRivera Park. The Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers are holding their Rib-Burn Off at the Sandbar.

Sun., June 16th – It’s Founder’s Day in DeRivera Park. What a gorgeous day! Diane Nemec, Glen Cammerata, Rich and Noreen Hahn, and John and Jean Chervenak host the Antique Car pre-parade. The Post-Parade was at Put-in-Bay Condos at South Shore on the lake behind the old Skyway.

A 36’ sailboat runs aground at Sugar Island. The Put in Bay High School Classes of 2014, 2015 & 2016 fire up the grill at the Lake Erie Islands Mens Softball League games at the ball diamond and serve delicious hot dogs and more! All proceeds benefit their Senior class trips. There are some really unusual cloud formations over the islands during the day. At the Round House Bar, the 5th Annual Drag Queen Contest is taking place.

The Put in Bay Vol. Fire Dept. hosts the Ottawa County Fire & EMS Chiefs Meeting. The Middle Bass Island Nature Camp kids, are kayaking in Squaw Harbor with Kayak the Bay, Ltd. They learn to paddle in the harbor and around Gibraltar. Dave Ehlert portrayed Abe Lincoln in a program of historical drama, humor, and education at the library. The Put-in-Bay Community Swim Sail Classes start.

Tues., June 18th – At the Dairy Isle, a new commercial for the Put in Bay Jet Express is being filmed; among the island extras are John and Carol Rees, Ed and Paula Hubner, Kira, Kate, and Elora Hubner, and Eli Heineman, Roberta, and Harper Scarpelli and Aiden and Melanie Solkiewicz. Wiley, the Wolf from Great Wolf Lodge, was at the afternoon at Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center. The Put in Bay Arts Council showed the movie “The Sandlot” in the downtown park.

Wed., June 19th – Press House Joe Suttmann was a guest bartender at Tony’s Garage. At the Dairy Isle, there was an Ice Cream Social fundraiser to benefit Put in Bay Community Swim Sail Program.

Th elebrate its 5th anniversary with an evening party.

Diary June 2013 June 21st – The annual Put in Bay Community Swim Sail Spaghetti Dinner Benefit & Raffle takes place at Put in Bay Yacht Club. Lots of people enjoy a wonderful spaghetti dinner. And as usual, the dessert table is filled with yummy treats.

Diary June 2013 Sat., June 22nd – What a busy day! There was a happy hour gathering at the Duck Inn French Quarter on the West Shore. The membership’s opening party is at the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society. Karen Frederick celebrates her 50th birthday with a party for friends at her home at the Put in Bay Airport.

J.F. Walleye’s hosts its annual Summer Solstice Party on Middle Bass Island. The Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center with the Middle Bass School Board sponsors a Nature Camp Family Program at the Middle Bass Town Hall with Chad Bender, author of the delightful book on frogs, Ribbit! Roman Sapecki was asked to design the Middle Bass Island Town Hal entrance and presented his design at the Annual Meeting there. The 5th Annual “Return of the Mayfly” is part of Lake Erie Ecology Education Day at Perry’s Monument.

Put in Bay Diary June 2013 Sun., June 23rd – Cara Nicholson from Frosty Bar celebrates her 30th birthday. We were happy to see Art Boyles back on the island leading the antique car parade in his Car 54 police car. Art has recovered from the surgery he had in Florida earlier this spring.

Diary June 2013  June 24th – Zimmerman Paint Contractors from Fremont are on the island painting all the village’s crosswalks and curbs. Wow! It’s too bad they can’t look this bright and fresh all the time.

Diary June 2013 Tues., June 25th – The topic of the Wild Tuesday program at the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center is Slimy Salamanders. The island has native salamanders. Susan Market from Bayview Gifts & Apparel presents a fashion at the Silver Sails luncheon at the Yacht Club. We’ll have some pictures in next month’s edition.

A severe storm blows in, bringing down branches and limbs all over the island, plus blows a transformer near Dustin Heineman’s home, causing a power outage for about an hour in parts of Put in Bay Island. At the Put in Bay Library, Mr. Puppet puts on a great show featuring a blend of comedy, marionettes, hand puppets, and ventriloquism.

Wed., June 26th – It’s photo day for the Put-in-Bay Community Swim Sail Program’s swimming classes.

Thurs., June 27th – The PIBEC Put-in-Bay Employees Care) offers a tour of Perry’s Monument for island employees to learn about Put in Bay island’s famous history and all of the exciting things happening this year to celebrate the Bicentennial Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie!

Diary June 2013 Fri., June 28th – Put in Bay Piratefest weekend begins. Afternoon lighting, thunder, and rain squalls roll through the island area.

Diary June 2013 Sat., June 29th – Jerome Karn from Strongsville won the Piratefest Fest for best costume. Kudos to Ty Winchester and his helpers for a great family fun affair. The Crew’s Nest had a wine-tasting and dinner evening. There’s a fireworks show at the end of Fox’s Dock.

Sun., June 30th -Jody Frimel from Pinky’s Pond coordinates with Lisa Brohl from the Black Swamp Conservancy for a bathing beach clean-up and weeding. A “Yard Sail” at the Put in Bay Yacht Club raises money for the Community Swim/Sail Program. Any unsold items were donated to the Resale Shop to benefit the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society Museum. A group at the Put in Bay Town Hall is working on making clothes for the Bicentennial’s Regency Ball.


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