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The Round House on Put-in-Bay has been in business since 1873.

The Dog and Goat restaurant on Pelee Island plans to be open weekends this winter!

Speaking of Goat things, President Biden visited his brother in St. Croix the last week in December. He stayed about a mile down the road from the Goat restaurant.

459 new Junior Rangers were sworn in by Perry’s Monument rangers this past year.

Rudy Cooks will be celebrating 10 years at Howard Hanna Real Estate Services this year. Island Air Taxi is also celebrating its 10 year anniversary.

The Forge, which has been undergoing repairs, announced it will be honoring all gift certificates already purchased at full face value when it reopens.

Laura Fogg got her husband custom-printed M&Ms that say “Pray for Ray” on them.

With the number of electric vehicles coming on the scene, we’re wondering when the first EV charging station will come to Put In Bay.

The Monument elevator reportedly made at least 13,251 round trips this year to take visitors to the observation deck.

Rose Kahler was in a dining room looking out at mountainous St. Lucia, and a girl walked by wearing a Goat, Soup and Whiskey shirt.

It was great December for catching the minnows for needed for ice fishing, but the winter storm just before Christmas ruined them.

With the shortage of labor in the country, we were not surprised to see several island businesses already hiring for the 2023 season.

Dave Zilch from Roger A. Miller Builders tells us he’s been working on remodeling the Pheasant Tail restaurant on Rattlesnake Island.

Kelleys Island reportedly had a 19% increase in home prices from 2021 to 2022.

The Kelleys Island School’s Wildlife Christmas Tree was decorated with edible ornaments to feed the wildlife. What a great idea.


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