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June 2022 Gazette – News from Other Islands

June 2022 Gazette – News from Other Islands
16 Jun, 2022

The following piece is published in this month’s Put-in-Bay Gazette. The Gazette has been producing incredible independent Put-in-Bay island news for over 40 years. If you have any interest at all in what is happening on South Bass Island, we urge you strongly to subscribe to the Put-in-Bay Gazette. One-year online subscriptions are only $15, and print subscriptions are available as well. To subscribe please visit the Put-in-Bay Gazette subscription form.   News From Other Islands Middle Bass Out of Service The Sonny-S is currently undergoing extensive repairs and a hull refit. As a result, it is temporarily out of...

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June 2022 Gazette – Kelley’s Island News

June 2022 Gazette – Kelley’s Island News
9 Jun, 2022

Kelleys Island News By Leslie Korenko Wow! When summer visits the island, it comes fully prepared to enjoy itself: Long days of sunshine, pleasant temperatures, the trees filling out nicely, wildflowers in full bloom, the lake warming up, fish abiting, every business opening up and our friends coming back to the island. What more could you ask for? Unfortunately, Covid came back too with reports that several people have contracted this, milder, form. The school closed for a day of deep cleaning. The library closed for a week. Safety Services Day has been delayed and the EMS spaghetti dinner has...

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Memorial Day Service at Perry’s Victory

Memorial Day Service at Perry’s Victory
24 May, 2022

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial News Release For Immediate Release Release Date:  May 24, 2022 Contact:    Barbara Rowles, barbara_rowles@nps.gov, 419-285-2184 extension 1225   Memorial Day Service at Perry’s Victory Put-in-Bay, Ohio – Park Rangers, volunteers, special guests, and the Put-in-Bay community will honor the fallen at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial during a Memorial Day Service at 11am on Monday, May 30. The Memorial column will open immediately following the ceremony at approximately 12pm.   “After two years of marking this solemn occasion with a simple wreath laying, we will once again all come together on Memorial Day to honor the men...

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May 2022 Gazette – News from Other Islands

May 2022 Gazette – News from Other Islands
24 May, 2022

News From Other Islands Middle Bass Lowest Property Taxes Eight Ohio counties are home to the 21 places in the state with the lowest property tax rates – all under $980 in taxes per $100,000 of home value. The No. 1 – the lowest – is Middle Bass Island, part of the multi-island Put-in-Bay Township. Did You Know? The MBI school board sponsors a portion of the costs for the Middle Bass campers who take part in the Nature Camp program. Wildlife Report There are definite signs of beaver(s) on Middle Bass. Volleyball Tournament Watch for the Middle Bass Volleyball...

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May 2022 Gazette – Kelley’s Island News

May 2022 Gazette – Kelley’s Island News
17 May, 2022

Kelleys Island News By Leslie Korenko It looks like spring is finally here. There was an Easter egg hunt for the kids, several restaurants opened, and plans are being made for upcoming events. There will be a local author book signing at the history museum on May 15th and at the KI Library on May 28th from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet Island historian Leslie Korenko and her six books, and new author Alexi Panehal. Her book is The Island in Winter, Living Year Round on Kelleys Island. We say goodbye to Chief Shawn Craig whose last day is May...

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May 2022 Gazette – Put-in-Bay Author Bob Adamov Releases New Book

May 2022 Gazette – Put-in-Bay Author Bob Adamov Releases New Book
10 May, 2022

Put-in-Bay Author Bob Adamov Releases New Book: Sunset Blues – Celebrates 20 Years of Writing 16 Novels – Releasing two more novels in 2022: White Spider Night and Rainbow’s End Award-winning, island author Bob Adamov celebrates his 20th year of writing Put-in-Bay-based, mystery adventure novels on October 19, 2022. He follows up on his exceptionally-rated Memory Layne with the release of three novels in 2022 – Sunset Blues on April 1st, White Spider Night on July 1st and a rewritten edition of his first novel, Rainbow’s End, on October 19th. “My boyhood dream was to write a novel one day...

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March 2022 Gazette – Kelley’s Island News

March 2022 Gazette – Kelley’s Island News
15 Mar, 2022

Kelleys Island News By Leslie Korenko Weather here has been a roller coaster ride. One day it is 40 degrees and the next 10. The first ice shanty went out on January 28th off Long Point when temps were in the single digits. In total seven shanties made it to the ice. Then the big snow storm and everyone came in expecting high winds. In all, we got about 6” of snow on February 1st. Then the shanties went out for a few days, and then came back in as warm weather visited us, turning all that snow to mush...

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February 2022 Gazette – Busy Travelling & Wintering

February 2022 Gazette – Busy Travelling & Wintering
14 Feb, 2022

  Busy Travelling & Wintering January was a busy month again as island folks ventured out into the world to get away from the ice, snow and cold. Nick Deardurff was one of many who headed to the west coast of Florida. Also in the area were Brad and Angie Ohlemacher from the Bird’s Nest, Paul Jeris from the Island Club, shiphouse owner Bryan Kaspar, Kathy Loroff, Kevin Cody, Mary and Jim Roesch from Middle Bass who enjoyed a little time on Sanibel Island. Scott and Dawn Bellinger from Meechen Rd. spent time on the eastside of Florida, as did...

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February 2022 Gazette – Kelley’s Island News

February 2022 Gazette – Kelley’s Island News
2 Feb, 2022

  Kelleys Island News By Leslie Korenko It seems that all we talk about is the weather. What can I say – it’s winter and the ferry made its last trip on Friday, January 14th. Cold temps and winds pushed it back from the previously announced 16th. Since Christmas, there have been at least three “I heard it from…” announcements about the anticipated shut-down date – all claiming to be the official word. When it announced the shut down date, they advised us that we should not listen to rumors and just rely on their Facebook page! On Christmas Day...

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