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January 2022 Gazette – Lake Erie Islands Conservancy Position Open

January 2022 Gazette – Lake Erie Islands Conservancy Position Open
20 Jan, 2022

  Lake Erie Islands Conservancy Position Open Part Time Administrative Position Advancement/Membership Specialist Program and Job Description: Located on the Bass Islands, The Lake Erie Islands Conservancy encourages conservation and protection of natural and agricultural land in the island for the benefit of this and future generations. Our goal is to grow membership and increase donations to meet our mission and needs. The Advancement/Membership Specialist will work to provide better coordination of membership and outreach on Conservancy programs to the community to meet this goal. Reports to: LEIC Director/Chair with a monthly report to the Conservancy Board. Qualifications: 1. Proficiency...

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December 2021 Gazette – News from Other Islands

December 2021 Gazette – News from Other Islands
15 Dec, 2021

News from Other Islands   Middle Bass Island   Middle Bass Gets Parks Funding Ohio recently awarded $5.2 million of grants to local parks. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced the Put-in-Bay Township Park District in Ottawa County got $30,000 to buy land to expand the Middle Bass Island Forested Wetland Preserve. The preserve is located at Burgundy Bay on Middle Bass Island.   Airport Paving November 4th saw the last load of asphalt heading to Middle Bass to complete the airport project! This job entailed many workers from Erie Blacktop and Miller Boat Line, plus some long days...

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December 2021 Gazette – In the News

December 2021 Gazette – In the News
1 Dec, 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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November 2021 Gazette – Kelleys Island News

November 2021 Gazette – Kelleys Island News
16 Nov, 2021

Kelleys Island News By Leslie Korenko   Fall came in blustery and cold. We lost power for a few hours, but everyone was pretty used to it after the planned outages. There has to be about 20 homes under construction. It seems like every road has a new house going up. Two of the three Osage Orange trees near downtown have been removed. Islanders will miss trying to squash them with their cars, but not having one of the big green balls fall on their heads as they walk by! The Police Dept. reminds us to submit new HOUSE CHECK...

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November 2021 Gazette – News from Other Islands

November 2021 Gazette – News from Other Islands
1 Nov, 2021

News from Other Islands   Middle Bass Island The Johnson Pumpkin Patch Carl and Jessie Johnson of Middle Bass Island planted a large pumpkin patch near their Burgundy Bay home last May. This fall their efforts turned into a beautiful field of those orange reminders of Fall. Instead of hoping for a meager profit for themselves, they opened their hearts and offered their patch to the children of Middle Bass. The price for any pumpkin was just a donation which they graciously presented to the Middle Bass Island Historical Society (MBIHS). Carl hoped this field would yield enough to let...

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October 2021 Gazette – 2021 Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races

October 2021 Gazette – 2021 Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races
22 Oct, 2021

2021 Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races by Rich Hahn   What happens when you combine 140 sports cars, 250 participants plus volunteers and the remnants of Hurricane Nicholas meeting up with a strong northern cold front? You get a very interesting race week. The 2021 Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races are now in the books, and without the devoted hard work of all involved it never would have happened. The event opened up uneventfully with our annual car show at Heineman Winery, followed by the ever popular laps of the original 1950s race track. The evening culminated with a wine and cheese...

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October 2021 Gazette – News from Other Islands

October 2021 Gazette – News from Other Islands
1 Oct, 2021

News from Other Islands   Middle Bass Fox Road was closed for a few days in late September for improvements. A detour on Anchor Lane west to Harborview Drive, north on Harborview Drive to Runkel Road, and east back to Fox Road was set up. Vehicles were not permitted through the construction zone and were advised to follow detours. Museum Update from Jim Roesch: It’s been over a month since we conducted a very successful auction to raise funds for our Middle Bass Museum. Since then, we have formed a team of individuals who will be charged with bringing the...

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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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