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Scott Jackson tells us a 19-piece brass band will be playing at Das Lokal, the Biergarten at the Goat on Wednesday afternoon,
July 12th, from about 3 to 4:30 p.m. We’ll have more details in the July issue.
Congratulations to Jerry and Kelly Butz who purchased the Koblentz cottage on Portsmouth Ave. Jerry has been coming to the
island on his parent’s boat (Dave and Lou Butz) to the Crew’s Nest since he a child. Kelly is the daughter of longtime island summer
cottage owners Toby and Stephanie Landreth.
If you like strawberry shortcake, St. Paul’s is having plenty just for you at their Strawberry Shortcake Fundraiser on Saturday,
June 10th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Founders Day in DeRivera Park. There is no limit to the number of servings you can enjoy. The
fundraiser goes to support the ministry of St. Paul’s as a thin place to encounter the Divine.
Did you notice that the trash dumpsters at the South Bass Island State Park are now located on the way out of the campground?
This will reduce traffic and noise in campground with the tractor used for weekly trash pickup.
We are always amazed at how the island people come together for a good cause. The Lake Erie Islands Conservancy fundraiser at
the Goat to raise money for the purchase of the Duff homestead is a great example. The volunteers put together a bucket raffle, silent
auction and gift baskets in no time at all. Thanks to all of you.
Put-in-Bay’s Cigar Ambassador Richard Warren tells us he will be hosting a couple of island entertainers who will be planting at
his place of business on Langram Rd. in June. Patrick Masalko will be playing from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 2nd, 10th, 11th and 30th and
Rusty Bladen on June 24th. BYOB and enjoy some music and good conversation.. A fine cigar of your choice is optional. Look for
the big “Cigars” flag across the road from the north end of the airport.
PIB volunteer fireman who is hiking the Appalachian Trail this summer reports he is past the 650-mile mark.
Molly Kearney from Saturday Night Live had to postpone their comedy show on Put-in-Bay Pride Day to a later date this summer
because of a new work conflict. Another show will hopefully be announced for a later date.
Lena Pepe, the daughter of Neil Pepe and Mary McCann (PIBHS Class of 1981), graduated this past month from Vassar College.
Mack and Maryann McCann are Lena’s island grandparents.
Mike Diskin from the West Shore can be proud that industrial water stops made by his company, Durajoint, are being used in the
seawall reconstruction project.
There was a hit and run accident in front of the Forge the evening of May 20th. A golf cart hit a parked scooter and then flipped.
Did you notice the two horses at Dellwood on East Point? It’s the first time in many years there have been horses on the island.
Scientists are expecting a moderate algae bloom in Lake Erie this season.
Early in May there was a sunset birding cruise for the Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge to West Sister Island aboard
the Jet Express. Many beautiful birds were seen, coats were donned and wonderful catering was enjoyed! The group viewed the birds
from the Jet and never stepped foot on the island.
We were wondering if anyone ever took a photo from the top of the Monument of the Colonial burning in 1988.
One of the interesting things in the silent auction at the Goat Biergarten for the purchase of the Duff Homestead was the services
of the Island Band. The band is made up of Russ Brohl on drums, Bruce Mills on lead guitar and Steve Stapleton on bass guitar.
Dave and Jill Warga are proud to announce they have a new sweet granddaughter, Josephine Marie Steffes.
The average depth of Lake Erie is only about 62 feet (210 feet, maximum).
Manley Ford from the Put-in-Bay Road Races Reunion said the group is pleased to announce that Sharon Cox has joined the Put-
in-Bay Sports Car Races team as our program advertising sales person. She takes over from Steven Nemec. Sharon and her husband
Craig are island residents, and Sharon drove her #24 Formula Super Vee to a podium finish in the 2022 PIB open wheel race group!
Here’s a bit of trivia for you. How many airports/landing fields are there on the Lake Erie Islands? The answer is seven – Put-in-
Bay, Rattlesnake, Pelee, Kelleys Island, North Bass and two on Middle Bass. There was also a small private runway on South Bass
Island’s East Point many years ago.
The Put-in-Bay Telegraph Company was incorporated in 1873, with a two and seven-eighth mile cable between Catawba Point
and South Bass Island.
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