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The Crew’s Nest Alumni Brunch will be Sunday, June 4th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Crew’s Nest Pavilion. An alumni parade will follow the brunch. Look for a formal invitation in the mail and information on their Facebook page.
Stop by Das Lokal, the Biergarten at the Goat on Saturday, May 20th, and enjoy a beer or something to eat and benefit the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy with the purchase of the Duff Homestead and Lakefront on Squaw Harbor. 100% of ALL SALES that day will be donated to the Conservancy. Yes! You read it right! 100% of ALL SALES! Enjoy an imported bier, a glass of wine, a bratwurst or pretzel and every dollar you spend will be a donation.
Jill Cooks who makes bags out of old sailboat sails says she’s looking for sails. If you have any old sails around that are taking up space that you can give her, please call her at (614) 565 3831. She tells us that she gives half of her profits each year to the Swim/Sail program, so please call her if you can help.
The Put-in-Bay High School tradition of having the graduation ceremony on the plaza at Perry Victory and International Peace began 50 years ago in 1973. Before that it was held at the Town Hall.
FYI – For emergency calls in Put-in-Bay Township, call 911. For non-emergency calls, dial 419-734-4404.
Ice fisherman Aaron Schroeder says he wants to try salting minnows and using them as bait during the summer. Ryan Stoiber, on the other hand, says minnows frozen in low proof vodka work great.
Make sure to block out time on Sunday, May 7th, for some of Lance Saunders’ amazing Jamaican food. There’s a “Taste of Jamaica” fundraiser at the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Did you know that Dustin Heineman from Heineman Winery is on the board of the Ohio Wine Producers Association?
According to a post on the internet, Put-in-Bay was listed as one of “20 AMAZING CITIES IN OHIO.” The description of Put-in-Bay started off, “Not quite a city and not quite a small town either….” It makes us wonder exactly what we are.
With the cost of eggs at record high levels, we wondered what the cheapest eggs are on the Lake Erie Islands. Pelee Island has fresh organic eggs available daily from a local farm for $4 CND a dozen. That $3 in our money.
We read last month that walleye fishermen reported trolling has been working quite well northwest of Kelleys Island and D Can. Trolling speeds have been 1.2 to 1.8 miles per hour with lures running 40 to 80 feet behind the boat. The Dead-Eye diving plug has been hot, and so have the Bandit and Smithwick crankbaits.
Jacob and Rider Myers, the son of Tim and Tina Jimenez Myers and grandkids of Mark and Mary Myers from the South Shore, were members of the Rocky River High School Sailing Team that won the Ohio Cup this year for the second year in a row.The two will be on Put-in-Bay for the summer to do a little more sailing.
If you’re interested in the tides and water temperature at Put-in-Bay, you can find info at seatemperature.info/put-in-bay-tides.html.
Ryan “Doc” Daugherty, one of the Put-in-Bay Volunteer firemen, took time off this season to hike the Appalachian Trail. He started around the 1st of April and was averaging between 11 and 12 miles a day.
A PIB Solar Eclipse Committee has been formed and discussion has taken place to host an event on the lawn of the Monument on April 8, 2024. The Eclipse will be taking place during the afternoon that day and it is anticipated that since PIB is directly in its path, there will be people here to see it.
Put-in-Bay High School senior Macy Ladd’s great-grandmother Katherine Brookner Ladd graduated from Put-in-Bay High School 103 years ago.
We welcome Paul and Emily Easterling, the new owners of the Anchor Inn Boutique Hotel. They tell us they will open for season on May 19th, plus Paul loves to cook and plans on offering some interesting breakfasts to his customers.
Jody and Bob Frimel from Pinky’s Pond made a bucket-list-trip to The Netherlands to see the tulips in April.
Summer resident and avid cruiser, John Shea, recently returned from two cruises. The first, a Bahamas Christmas cruise with his cousins, visiting Key West and Nassau on Celebrity Cruise line, and then with a friend and former co-worker on Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas in March. He is chomping at the bit to open his place up on the Island for Memorial Day Weekend and spending another wonderful summer on the Island!
There are a few people around Put-in-Bay that have enough beach glass to retire on. We’re thinking since there is “Catch and Release” fishing for fishermen, there should be “Find and Toss Back” for those hunting beach glass.
What do Julene Market, Sue Thwaite, Kendra Koehler and Pat Thwaite all have in common? They were Put-in-Bay Girl Scout leaders back in the 1980s.
Jordan Jenkins is the new General Manager at the Park Hotel.



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