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September 2021 Gazette – Put-in-Bay 2021 Vintage Races

September 2021 Gazette – Put-in-Bay 2021 Vintage Races
4 Sep, 2021

Put-in-Bay 2021 Vintage Races   PIB Road Race Heritage Society Sports Car Races Covid 19 Precautions With our Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races on September 21-24th quickly approaching and COVID-19 still an issue dominating the world, we are proposing to institute some measures to help protect not only our participants and volunteers but the Island in general. At this writing no one knows what additional requirements, if any, may be instituted by Federal, State or Local authorities, but these are things that we are planning to institute for our event. We will be announcing these measures via Press Releases, on our...

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September 2021 Gazette – Multiple Music Fests

September 2021 Gazette – Multiple Music Fests
4 Sep, 2021

Lake Erie Islands Music Festivals   Put-in-Bay Music Festival is Back September 18th! The FREE Put-in-Bay Music Festival is back and scheduled for September 18th. Put-in-Bay Music Fest is sponsored by Miller Ferry. The music fest is back and ready to rock in a big way. Hosted by the Boathouse Bar and Grill with help from the National Park Service, Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce, Lake Erie Shores and Islands and the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center, this years Put-in-Bay Music Fest has an amazing line up of five rockin’ bands. Put-in-Bay’s “Big Day at the Bay,” September 18th,...

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September 2021 Gazette – In the News

September 2021 Gazette – In the News
4 Sep, 2021

In the News…   Island Candidates on November General Election Ballot In November, island voters will choose among the following candidates who are running for local positions. There are four candidates running for four seats on the Village Council. They are incumbents Jake Market and Jeff Koehler, both from Bayview Ave., and island political newcomers Craig Cox who has a home next to the Bathing Beach and Jeffrey Biery from Banyan Cove. Incumbents Michael McCann and Tip Boyles chose not to run again. Two incumbents, Matt Miller and Eric Engel, are running for their current Put-in-Bay Township Trustee positions. Only...

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August 2021 Gazette – Tours, Fundraisers, & Monument Open!

August 2021 Gazette – Tours, Fundraisers, & Monument Open!
6 Aug, 2021

putinbay.com is proud to present the Put-in-Bay Gazette’s Island Diary. For the best South Bass Island journalism, visit putinbay.news and subscribe to the Gazette today!   Tour the Benson Ford Ship House Enjoy a chance to tour the interior of the Benson Ford Ship House, the famous Put-in-Bay landmark on the island’s West Shore on Sunday, August 15th. The Benson Ford Ship House is one of the most unique and interesting homes in America, and since it is privately owned, it is rare to get a glimpse inside. But on August 15th, 400 lucky attendees will get to take a...

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August 2021 Gazette – Kelleys Island News

August 2021 Gazette – Kelleys Island News
6 Aug, 2021

Kelleys Island News By Leslie Korenko July came in with a bang with some spectacular fireworks at the West Bay. The lakeshore was packed with people in golf carts, in chairs and on blankets. So many people commented on the unusual display that had floating units shooting off from the water. The weekend saw so many tourists that the golf carts were all rented by 11 in the morning. It was odd to see the marina parking lot completely empty. Celebrate Kelleys Island had fireworks too. A little smaller, but spectacular. They looked like they were showering down on everyone...

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August 2021 Gazette – In the News

August 2021 Gazette – In the News
6 Aug, 2021

In the News…   We hear that the buoy marking the spot where the Battle of Lake Erie took place has been replaced with a larger, lighted one. The 2021 PIBYC Yearbooks have arrived! You can stop by the club to pick up your copy! One of the ideas that didn’t pass muster this year was scheduling the Put-in-Bay Road Race Reunion and the Bash at the Bay concerts with Keith Urban and Blake Shelton simultaneously at the PIB Airport. Put-in-Bay was recently featured in the prestigious @CNTraveler publication! The beloved island was named a lakefront town “with everything you...

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July 2021 Gazette – Kelleys Island News (and other islands)

July 2021 Gazette – Kelleys Island News (and other islands)
2 Jul, 2021

Kelleys Island News The Mayflies have arrived, along with the tour–ists. The KI Brewery is becoming an event venue and closing its restaurant and pub. The ferry shut down Friday and Saturday Memorial Day weekend. High winds and 7-10 ft. waves stranded a few people on both sides of the lake. Sunday, there was a three-hour backup first thing in the morning with lines stretching out to the road. The Kelleys Island 5 and 10K run had 424 participants. The Park Board held a big cleanup of the various preserve areas, and the Monarch Winery showed its support with a...

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June 2021 Gazette – Kelleys Island News (and other islands)

June 2021 Gazette – Kelleys Island News (and other islands)
3 Jun, 2021

Kelleys Island News By Leslie Korenko Summer came on so suddenly, as I write this it is already pushing the high 80s. Looks like it will be a warm summer. The best part, the forecast for the algae bloom looks good with only a small impact this year. Midges (muffleheads) suddenly appeared and are everywhere. Next to come? The Mayflies. Parking at the Marblehead ferry dock has gone up to $15 and the ferry fees increased too. On the 20th, orange notices appeared on car windows notifying vehicle owners of the need for a KI parking permit. The school gym...

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May 2021, In the News…

May 2021, In the News…
14 May, 2021

In the News…   Kimble Hired as Full-time Chief At a special meeting in April, the Put-in-Bay Village Council confirmed James Kimble as Put-in-Bay’s Chief of Police. Chief Kimble has served in an interim capacity since June 2020, and brings decades of law enforcement experience to the job. Applause broke out from the public attending the meeting when the vote was announced. Mayor Dress recommended Kimble for the police chief job and council members Judith Berry, Kelly Faris, Jacob Market and Jeff Koehler voted “yes” to hire him. Council member Michael McCann recused himself from the vote and council member...

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