Put-in-Bay News March 2017 starts with the retirement of Lodging Owners Bob and Judy Bransome who operated one of the popular Put-in-Bay Hotels establishment for 25 years and have a new condo on the island so they won’t be going far. More on the new owner in next month’s issue.
New Park- Thanks to the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund, John Dodge and the John Ladd Family, the Put-in-Bay Park District closed on the Dodge Woods purchase in February. The 3.5-acre property is on the corner of Langram (Airport Rd.) and Thompson.
Dinner Day- Rob Mohn was the winner of the best appetizer contest at the Browns Backer annual meeting at Tipper’s early in February. He won it with a crab dip.
In One of the three James Franco films island entertainer Mike “Mad Dog,” Adams has been fortunate enough to work on as a bit
player came out in February. Watch for him in John Steinbeck’s “In Dubious Battle.” It has a stellar cast including Robert Duval and Selena Gomez. Mike’s daughter, Kristen Adams, is the film’s Production Designer.
Another Put-in-Bay News March 2017 exclusive! Put-in-Bay Entertainment legend Pat Dailey performed his last winter show at Sloppy Joe’s in Key West this past month. He helped make Put-in-Bay well known to audiences who visit the popular bar from all over the country.
Scott and Caroline Jackson celebrated 20 years in business at their Goat Soup in Whiskey in Keystone, Colorado in early February.
Native Tree & Plant Sale- The Lake Erie Islands Conservancy (LEIC) reported to the Put-in-Bay News March 2017 journal that they are now taking orders for native trees and plants for the islands. LEIC is also selling over 30 varieties of native perennial plants and flowers from Natives in Harmony from Marengo, Ohio. An order form is available at www.lakeerieislandsconservancy.org or by calling Lisa Brohl at 419-366-2087. Beautify your yard and support the Conservancy! Orders may be placed until May 1 and we will arrange a pick up on the island. For those on Middle Bass who wish to order, a pick up on Middle Bass will be set up as well.
Stone Lab Courses- Applications are open for summer 2017 courses at Stone Laboratory on Gibraltar Island for high school and college students. For a full list of courses, visit go.osu.edu/SLcourses. Stone Laboratory’s hands-on, intensive classes give students the chance to see science in action during field trips and labs. Scholarships are available. For more information, visit go.osu.edu/aid. For more information about Stone Lab, go to For information visit stonelab.osu.edu.
Foolishness & Fun-Join host Mad Dog Mike Adams and the team from WPIB as Put-in-Bay comes to the mainland again for just one night, 6 p.m. April 1st, at the Erie Social Shuffleboard Club & Bar in Marblehead, OH. Special thanks to the Put-in-Bay Ferry and Island Transportation for being event sponsors! MBL will run a late ferry (weather permitting) and Island Transportation will provide a bus from Put-in-Bay to the Erie Social and back! The Put-in-Bay Chamber has 80 tickets set aside just for islanders wanting to go. They take all major credit cards too! Or get tickets online. Tickets are $10 and $20.
Put-in-Bay Ohio on TV-Cleveland News Channel Five will air a story about Put-in-Bay School on Wednesday, March 1st on their Early Morning News and their 11 p.m. News.
Sophia Schroeder Congratulations to Sophia Schroeder who won the Science Fair at Put-in-Bay School in February. She spent a lot of time after school on her project which dealt with the effects of microfibers on aquatic invertebrate organisms. Thanks to teacher Missi Kowalski for getting the students interested in science. Sophia is the daughter of Brit Schroeder from the Put-in-Bay Ferry and Marie Schroeder from Hooligans.