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Put-in-Bay News April 2018

News April 2018 starts with the Earth Day 2018 celebration. On Sunday, April 22, the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy will hold an Earth Day walk at the Scheeff East Point Preserve. Meet in the parking lot at 10 a.m. to learn about spring arrivals of our summer resident purple martins and tree swallows with Paula Ziebarth.

View the new Chimney Swift Tower purchased by LEIC member Karen Jennings and built by member Casey Carty. We will have garbage bags and buckets to clean up the shoreline from winter storms. We will also bring some binoculars for visitors to enjoy closer looks at our early arrivals.

After a walk and clean-up, we will head to the Jane Coates Wildflower Trail for some invasive garlic mustard pulling and early spring wildflower viewing. Do your part to ensure that the Dutchman’s breeches continue to grow at the Wildflower Trail. Gloves and bags will be provided. Heineman Winery will provide water. Celebrate Earth Day and spring with us!

In other News, April 2018, The Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Island gathering will be held at the Put-in-Bay Town Hall on Thursday, April 12, 2018, will hold a “State of the Island” meeting on Thursday, 12 April 2018, at the Village Town Hall. Various community leaders will discuss what’s going on at Put-in-Bay. WPIB is planning on covering the event with Patrick Myers broadcasting from the Townhall. It seems just a short time ago we were at the reverse raffle celebrating the end of the season! 

In other News April 2018, we are hearing the Village Water & Sewer Department may be looking into online billing for water and sewer bills. This would make things a lot easier for both the utility department and its customers.  Members of the Put-in-Bay Village Council and all Village employees and officials will attend a mandatory Ohio Ethics training seminar on Tuesday, April 10th at 10 a.m. in the Town Hall assembly room. The public is free and the public is welcome to attend.

The big News April 2018 is it all starts Happening this month! It’s hard to believe island businesses will be opening this month, especially when the ferry docks were on some days covered with ice. But as we all know, the island will come alive again when the Resale Shop, the Reel Bar, and Mr. Ed’s open on the 6th. Muscle Bay Fitness opens on April 9th.

Cameo Pizza opens on the 12th at its new location at Mr. Ed’s. On the 13th, everyone can start the day with breakfast at Pasquale’s as they open daily for both the early and mid-day meals. Put-in-Bay Pizza Company opens this weekend.

On the evening of the 13th, Frosty’s opens for the season with its delicious and famous Pizza Buffet. The Round House has its first big party on the 14th, plus the Whiskey Light Ceremony takes place on Sunday the 15th. Mr. Ed’s 12th Annual Pajama Party is on Saturday, the 21st. Mojito Bay kicks off the 2018 season on April 27th. International Students will arrive in the spring to work at various Put-in-Bay Businesses.

Village officials could change how dockage fees are collected at the downtown Put-in-Bay docks, another news April 2018 story. Currently, the dockmaster writes a boater up and collects any dockage money, either by cash or credit card, and then issues a tag for the boat. An alternative method is to have a meter where boaters register their boat information and then insert a credit card for payment.

A large receipt would be printed, which boaters would then display on their vessels. The dockmasters would no longer collect fees but help people dock their boats. An inspector would periodically walk the docks and ticket boats with no receipt displayed.

Spring Play- The Put in Bay Arts Council is proud to sponsor the Junior Drama Society’s production of Dorothy in Wonderland. We’ve given you the Wizard of Oz! We’ve given you Alice in Wonderland! This comedy is a perfect mash-up of the classics with all your favorite characters! Beginning with the final “Almost Home” scene from Wizard of Oz, the characters are swept up into a tornado and then fall down the rabbit hole only to land in Wonderland. Can Dorothy, Scarecrow, Lion, and Tinman join forces with the crazy and mysterious Wonderland crew to defeat the Queen of Hearts?

Come and find out! Directed by Put in Bay school senior Tatey Kowalski with assistance from Katherine Woischke, this play features the talent of at least 20 school students, grades 2 through High School. The show dates and time are still up in the air, so watch for them to be announced or in next month’s Put-in-Bay Gazette.

Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department News April 2018 We are happy to have Deacon Mike as our Fire Department Chaplain. He brings inspiration to all of us! I love having him at our meetings. Ice training was our effort this winter. There was ice training on the mainland with local departments: Danbury, Port Clinton, and Catawba fire departments.

The Coast Guard traveled to Put-in-Bay on Saturday, February 10th, for interactive ice training at downtown docks. Some of our members attended the Bowling Green Fire School in March. Thank you for supporting our monthly pancake breakfasts. We enjoy doing them. Please reach out to us for the effort to have house numbers on every house in the township in case of emergencies. Enjoy Spring and think Safety First! Thank your Fire Department volunteers.


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