Put-in-Bay News Stories for July of 2014-

Put-in-Bay News Stories include Fireworks over harbor July 4th at dusk! There will be fireworks at Put-in-Bay on Friday,
July 4th at dusk. There is great viewing from pretty much everywhere around the Bay. There may be delays with traffic going past the Monument during the fireworks due to a large number of people who are usually in that area for the display.

Nature Camp-spaces still open The Nature Camp program operated by the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center still has some space left in its My First Nature Camp (ages 4-5) July 21st – 23rd, 9 to 10:30 a.m. or 10:30 to Noon, and Nature Camp (ages 6-8) July 14th – 17th from 1 to 3 p.m. or 3 to 5 p.m. Please stop by the Center to pick up registration forms or download from www.lakeerieislandswildlife.com. Any registration questions, call Sarah Toole at 419-285-8125, or program questions, Lisa Brohl at 285-5811.

Parking hours on Delaware Ave changing-The Put-in-Bay Village Council will be voting on a proposal to increase the number of hours cars, trucks, motorcycles and golf carts will be able to park on Delaware Ave. Watch for significant changes in the near future and additional information in upcoming Put-in-Bay News Stories.

If you speak French, you might want to stop by the Old Forge Creperie at 4 p.m. every Monday afternoon for a little French conversation. Linda Rence, the French teacher at Put-in-Bay School, invites you to join the group regardless of your French speaking level. Enjoy a glass of wine and say what you have to say in French. Perhaps someday we will see some Put-in-Bay News Stories in French!

Terry Clevenger from O.E. Meyer, a propane supplier for the island, told us there was enough propane in their tanks on the island to keep customers supplied all during the long and bitterly cold winter. He also mentioned when prices for propane skyrocketed in mid-winter, island customers were paying $1.30 less per gallon than what people on the mainland were paying. Since the island propane supply was put in the tanks last fall at the regular price and already paid for, the company didn’t have to raise it for its customers here.

It looks like everyone on Concord Ave. is going to have sidewalks before too long. The Village extended its sidewalk replacement program where it pays half the cost. Now if we could get people to walk on the new sidewalks and not in the street, that would be nice.

There was a Put-in-Bay News Stories article this past month of a 5-foot, 8-inch rare Lake Sturgeon being caught and released off Mouse Island. Put-in-Bay School students will have a new science teacher this fall who will be taking the place of Paul Genzman
who is leaving the island after about fifteen years. She’s Missi Kay Kowalski right here from Put-in-Bay! Congrats, Missi!

If you like ukuleles, ask Tim Pompei to invite you to like the Put-in-Bay Ukulele Association on Facebook. These Put-in-Bay News Stories come to us from the Sandusky Register. Renovations at the Commons of Providence, a senior care center in Sandusky, were recently completed in the facility’s memory care unit. The unit is tailored to treating people with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other related conditions. Among things patients can do is to venture to the Put-in-Bay Pub, where they can start a puzzle or organize a poker game with friends while they guzzle an adult beverage.

We found this query on the Internet. How much should I expect to pay for a beer in Put-in-Bay? One of the answers
was “A lot!”

The Put-in-Bay Vol. Fire Dept. is looking into an alert system that would let their volunteers use their cell phones to alert them when there is a call. They still use pagers but want more coverage.

The new bar on the Main Deck at the Boardwalk is really coming along nicely and may even be done by the time we go to press. Patrons will be able to look right out over the busy public docks as they sit and enjoy a beverage, a delicious meal or a bowl of Lobster Bisque. It’s been a very busy month at the Put-in-Bay Resort Swim Up Bar!

If you are into yoga, you’ll be glad to know you can take yoga classes almost every day of the week here on the island in season. Beth Cueto, the daughter of Pauline Garsteck from the Village Bakery, has one-hour yoga sessions at the Put-in-Bay Town Hall on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 6:30 p.m. There are also yoga sessions at the Crew’s Nest Fitness Center. Join the fun at 9 a.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays for an hour of gentle yoga and relaxing meditation.

The 2014 Annual Alumni Reunion was a success! Thank you to everyone who helped with set up and tear down, and to those who attended. We hope you enjoyed the evening! A big shout out to Pauline and staff at the Village Bakery, Melanie and staff at the Niagara Event Center, The Island Band, Island Resorts, The Brewery, Heineman Winery, and Put-in-Bay Winery

We just happened to be at the Depot the day of the Amazing Raise. Thirty-three teams scoured the island taking on challenges to raise money for children’s charities. As part of the challenge, they had to eat what looked like a little cupcake Pauline Garsteck and her staff from the Village Bakery put together for them. Since there’s no challenge in eating a delicious little cupcake, the Bakery was asked to make something that was really hot and challenging to swallow. Needless to say, Pauline will only be serving delicious baked
goods to her everyday customers.

In non-related Put-in-Bay News Stories, The Kelly Miller Circus returns to Kelleys Island. in August-The, Kelly Miller Circus will be returning to Kelleys Island on Monday, August 4th, and Tuesday, August 5th. If you want to enjoy an old-fashioned circus experience under the big tent, here’s your opportunity. As in the past, there will be elephants, other exotic animals, clowns, interesting acts, and concessions. This is a great opportunity to expose the kids to a really fun and unique new experience. If you’ll be traveling from Put-in-Bay to Kelleys for any of the performances, you can take the Jet Express. The Kelly Miller Circus will be located at Kelleys Island ball field. Tickets Available by calling Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce at 419-746-2360 or buy online at www.kellymillercircus.com/events

KELLEYS ISLAND, Ohio — A U.S. Coast Guard crew from Marblehead Station rescued three fishermen from a sinking boat north of Kelleys Island after waves swamped their boat early Wednesday morning, June 18th. One of the boaters was able to call 911 with his cellphone. A conference call was set up to maintain communication between a watchstander, the dispatcher, and the man in the water who had called 911. All three men were in the water when the rescue boat arrived. They were wearing life jackets and were pulled out of the water onto the guard’s 45-foot-long rescue boat with a heaving line. None of them was injured. The anglers were taken to Kelleys Island State Park. Commercial salvage was contacted, and there was no report of pollution reported with the incident. The names of the victims were not released. Boaters should take caution when on Lake Erie.

Earlier this spring, two men and two women fishing from a small boat near the islands lost their lives when their boat was swamped and sunk in a similar type of situation. Unfortunately, the lake water was still frigid.

Back to Put-in-Bay News Stories! Put-in-Bay Village Council has lots on its plate At its June meetings, members of the Put-in-Bay Village Council discussed several issues. Among them were the behavior of patrons renting a home on Bayview Ave., a sign with a double and suggestive meaning on Loraine Ave., taxis not pulling over to the curb to let passengers exit and/or board, residents who still do not have house numbers, a wastewater lift station in the park, the need to close down and/or open Bayview Ave. where dock construction work is in progress, the auditor’s report of its review of the Village books, delinquent business licenses, keeping dockmasters busy while the docks are still closed, a raise for the Clerk of Courts, background checks for taxi drivers, inspection of buildings used to house seasonal employees, the cleaning of the steps leading to the police department’s office in the basement of the Town Hall, problems with the noise ordinance, personnel files for village employees, the termination of water service for those businesses with past due water bills, repair bills the Township wants to be paid for the police boat, expenses for the dock project and the cleaning of the bathing beach at the end of Delaware Ave., among other things.

Bob Gatewood passed out a CD of his song, Friends of the Bay, to each member of Council. Council also thanked Burns Pierce and Kelly Faris for putting up the flags along the streets in the Village.