February 2022 Gazette - Kelley's Island News

February 2022 Gazette – Kelley’s Island News


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 there was no snow, but a very heavy fog blanketed the Island for hours (but only the west end). Until the lake froze, fog was a regular morning occurrence. As I write this (around the 20th) temps are in the teens with wind chills at or below zero.

As for activities this winter, notices are appearing at the Post Office about the VFW’s Wii bowling league (but nothing about potlucks), the church has a game night, the library is still open 3 days a week for 2 hours each day, community exercise class is Wednesdays at 10:45 a.m. at the school, art class is back, and there are just a few other activities. Things are really slow, especially with everyone skittish about Covid-Omicron. The bright spot? With the cold snap, there is hope for a short season of ice fishing.

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