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Laura Fogg says she’ll be raising money for critical cancer research at @memorialsloankettering when she runs in the New York City Marathon again on November 5th, 2023.

The Food Pantry at St. Paul’s is open by appointment. Call Fr. Bob at (419) 285-6809 or Candy Baker at (440) 708-8176.

Four Woischke siblings, the oldest, Bill (PIBHS Class of 1953), and the youngest three, John, Rody and Debbie, were all together on the island in early June. Bill was at Put-in-Bay over the weekend with his wife Shirl) for his 70th high school alumni lunch!

We’re not mathematicians, but if South Bass Island has 15 miles of road and there are an estimated 2500 golf carts on the island, that is one cart for every 32-feet of roadway.

Stop by The Forge’s Champagne Bar and check out their version of the famous painting of Perry transferring in his longboat from the Brig Lawrence to the Brig Niagara during the Battle of Lake Erie in 1813.

Check out the new historical marker for the Hotel Victory by the ruins of the Winged Victory at the South Bass Island State Park Campground.

When the Monument opened 108 years ago, the cost to go to the top was 25¢. Adjusted for inflation, that’s $7.53. Today it costs $10 to go to the top.

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Remember When Rich Sulzer and the Spice of Life would sing the theme from Phantom of the Opera at various venues on the island.

Scott Jackson from the Goat was all pumped up about the permit parking in the Village downtown. He wanted to require all Goat patrons to have a free Goat sticker on the back of their vehicle in order to dine there. But since Village officials have decided to deep-six the permit parking idea, Scott is now crushed by the loss of a great promotional opportunity.

It’s time to start training for the 20th Annual Miller Boat Line 5K! Run on September 16th. Walk or choose a 1-Mile Family Fun Walk. Proceeds toward Mother of Sorrows Church,

One of the real estate sites on the web recently reported that the typical home value at Put-in-Bay is $389,708. The 1-year price change was up by 7.4%, and the 5-year price change was up 44.3%.

A bride-to-be from Indiana lost her engagement ring in downtown Put-in-Bay and was lucky enough to have found it. What are the odds of that?

Congrats to Jacob and Rider Myers from the Put-in-Bay Community Swim Sail Program who placed 3rd in the 420 fleet at a race series at North Cape Yacht Club in Michigan in June. The PIB team had two lasers, four 420s and two Optis in the series. A few days later, Jacob and Rider were at Edgewater Yacht club for Traveler’s Series #4 and took 2nd place in the c420 fleet. Ava Fiorilli took 3rd place in Opti Red, and Mia Hristovski and Ava Heineman got 7th in the c420 fleet.

Put-in-Bay volunteer fireman ​​Ryan Daugherty who is hiking the Appalachian Trail arrived at the halfway mark before the end of June.

There’s a new story in the Dodge Woods Preserve StoryWalk. Karen and Mark Wilhelm changed the old story to one about the adventures of a little raccoon at the end of June. The PIB StoryWalk is a community-funded family activity maintained by Erie Islands Library and Lake Erie Conservancy.

There’s a new fence at Parker’s Park at the end of Trenton Ave. The old chainlink fencing with all the locks of love still on it was rolled up nearby until just recently. Check it out now!

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