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January 2021, In the News…

January 2021, In the News…
4 Jan, 2021

In the News… Golf Cart Tax Motion for Reconsideration Falls Short! In September, the Ohio Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the Sixth District Court of Appeals, which found the Islander Inn and golf cart rental company owner Mark Mathys had to pay the village license fees for renting golf carts for use on the Village roads. The businesses had challenged the Village’s fees on vehicles for hire. Shortly after the Court announced its decision in favor of the Village, the ruling was challenged with a motion for reconsideration filed by Mathys. The Village filed a written opposition to the motion and...

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December 2020, In the News…

December 2020, In the News…
11 Dec, 2020

In the News… Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce Recognized for Response to Pandemic The Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau recently received recognition for its response to the global pandemic during the Ohio Travel Association’s Spirit of Ohio Travel state tourism conference, held Oct. 6th to 9th. The Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce received a 2020 Ruby Award “Spirit Of Community” award for it’s campaign “Put-in-Bay Open for Fun”. Special thanks to Jessica Dress, Ray Fogg and Brian Cultice for the time and creative contributions. “The leisure and hospitality industry was among the first to close its doors, among the last...

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December Gazette -Kelleys Island News

December Gazette -Kelleys Island News
1 Dec, 2020

By Leslie Korenko THE BAD NEWS – It was only a matter of time, COVID-19 reached the Island. The first rumors appeared on October 26th, when (supposedly) a visitor who wasn’t feeling well got the results that he was positive. Did he leave? Nope, he stayed and partied. This led to at least one household self-quarantining. Then came our ever popular Halloween weekend. Two weeks later and there are at least three confirmed cases on the Island and two people are undergoing testing. The Health Dept. and Village have been remarkably quiet about this. No mention on their website or...

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November 2020, In the News…

November 2020, In the News…
14 Nov, 2020

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. Subscribe to the Put-in-Bay Gazette! In the News… The Rec. Committee is recruiting Helping Holiday Hands to setup and take down Winter Wonderland Lights in DeRivera Park. Contact head Elf Michele O’Donnell at 440-476-6036. Thank you in advance!...

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November Gazette -Kelleys Island News

November Gazette -Kelleys Island News
2 Nov, 2020

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. Subscribe to the Gazette today! By Leslie Korenko Finally, some (almost) normalcy on the island. It seems that more people were coming to the Island in October than in previous years. Quite a few visited the history museum,...

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The Ultimate Wedding Guide for Put-in-Bay, Ohio
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The Ultimate Wedding Guide for Put-in-Bay, Ohio
23 Oct, 2020

Put-in-Bay, Ohio offers spacious, beautiful facilities that will make your special day one of kind and unforgettable. In this Put-in-Bay Wedding Guide, we will share resources to plan your big day! Visit Put-in-Bay is the perfect place for your destination wedding. Arriving at Put-in-Bay Island One of the most important details to figure out is how your friends and family will arrive on the island to celebrate with you. The Miller Ferry and Jet Express are two great options for guests to arrive at Put-in-Bay island. Put-in-Bay Ferry’s are a convenient, quick, and inexpensive way to be transported to South Bass Island. Make sure your...

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SOS (Save Our Stores)

SOS (Save Our Stores)
15 Oct, 2020

By Peter Huston This is an S.O.S. message for islanders and island friends to help us bring awareness to an important effort needed here on South Bass to support our small businesses and “Save our Stores.” Probably the most important thing we can do this fall is to support our essential local stores like Island Hardware, Island General, Pit Stop, Island Airways and the Beverage Center even the Put-in-Bay Gazette. They need our support financially, emotionally and promotionally. And this S.O.S. is not limited to just year round businesses either, we need to support our seasonal shops too. Never before...

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Lake Erie named Coolest Lake in Ohio
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Lake Erie named Coolest Lake in Ohio
7 Oct, 2020

Did you know we made the cut? UPROXX recently published their list The Coolest Lake in Every State In America For Summer 2019. The best part? Every state has its own Cool Lake. You don’t even have to leave Ohio! We’ve got you covered.    They acknowledge that you don’t necessarily need a pool or an ocean in the hot summer months to cool you off! Noting that “going to the lake is the ultimate (and accessible) fun in the sun activity.” We could not agree more! Everyone has awesome memories they have made at the lake. While Ohio has...

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October Gazette -Kelleys Island News

October Gazette -Kelleys Island News
2 Oct, 2020

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. Subscribe today! By Leslie Korenko Finally, cool weather. Driving through town we smell delicious smells, cruising past the campground it’s bacon and wood smoke, magnificent sunsets, brisk clean winds off the Lake and in the evening, we hear...

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