Put-in-Bay has many events and surprises all summer and we post this information to our blog. Be sure to stay up to date on all things Put-in-Bay as you prepare for your summer vacation or even just checking in over the winter. We strive to provide monthly updates of important island information, and sometimes just plain fun articles as well.

Top 10 Kid-Friendly Things To Do at Put-in-Bay 23 Nov, 20

The Top 10 Kid-Friendly Things to Do at Put-in-Bay While Put-in-Bay is known for its nightlife and party scene on the weekend, the mid-week island vibe is incredibly kid-friendly.  Bringing your kids up to Put-in-Bay could be the affordable getaway your family has been dreaming of.  There is so much family friendly memories to be…

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Covid Update and Thank You’s – PIB Gazette 05 Jan, 20

Covid Shots for Islanders The first two islanders had their first Covid shots before the New Year. Both are healthcare workers, Patrick Rogers, head of the PIBEMS, and Jenni Stoiber, a doctor who commutes to the mainland to treat patients at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky. Everyone wants to know when more people will…

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January 2021 This & That – PIB Gazette 04 Jan, 21

This & That Gordy Barr saw the photo last month of the wheel Heidi Ladd found when the water went down in a storm this fall. He says it is not a ship wheel, but actually a wheel used on a boat lift to raise and lower the carriage supporting the boat. Put-in-Bay Village is…

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Cooper’s Woods Dedication & Bird Count 15 Dec, 20

Cooper’s Woods Dedication After a twenty year saga to save Cooper’s Woods from development, the commitment and determination of hundreds of individuals has been realized and fulfilled. Those individuals believe that commercial and residential expansion must be tempered by green space, natural areas that reflect the natural beauty of South Bass Island. Cooper’s Woods was…

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December This & That – PIB Gazette 01 Dec, 20

This & That Perry’s Victory Seawall Project – Save the Date For all of you interested in and following the progress of the seawall restoration, the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the project is scheduled to be released on November 30th and will be available for comment through December 31st. A virtual public meeting is planned…

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Excuse Me Friend, Can You Spare a Million? 15 Nov, 20

The following piece is published in this month’s Put-in-Bay Gazette. The Gazette has been producing incredible independent Put-in-Bay island news for over 40 years. If you have any interest at all in what is happening on South Bass Island, we urge you strongly to subscribe to the Put-in-Bay Gazette. One-year online subscriptions are only $15,…

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November This & That – PIB Gazette 02 Nov, 20

The following piece is published in this month’s Put-in-Bay Gazette. The Gazette has been producing incredible independent Put-in-Bay island news for over 40 years. If you have any interest at all in what is happening on South Bass Island, we urge you strongly to subscribe to the Put-in-Bay Gazette. One-year online subscriptions are only $15,…

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DeRivera Park Cannons 21 Oct, 20

The following piece is published in this month’s Put-in-Bay Gazette. The Gazette has been producing incredible independent Put-in-Bay island news for over 40 years. If you have any interest at all in what is happening on South Bass Island, we urge you strongly to subscribe to the Put-in-Bay Gazette. One-year online subscriptions are only $15,…

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How to Be an Explorer of the World: Put-in-Bay StoryWalk 02 Oct, 20

The following piece is published in this month’s Put-in-Bay Gazette. The Gazette has been producing incredible independent Put-in-Bay island news for over 40 years. If you have any interest at all in what is happening on South Bass Island, we urge you strongly to subscribe to the Put-in-Bay Gazette. One-year online subscriptions are only $15,…

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Virus 15 Sep, 20

The following piece is published in this month’s Put-in-Bay Gazette. The Gazette has been producing incredible independent Put-in-Bay island news for over 40 years. If you have any interest at all in what is happening on South Bass Island, we urge you strongly to subscribe to the Put-in-Bay Gazette. One-year online subscriptions are only $15,…

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Put-In-Bay is on Another List, Esquire Magazine’s 50 Coolest! 07 Sep, 20

One tiny village on a small island in the north end of Ottawa County near the Canadian border continues to get quite a lot of attention, especially as the tourism season ramps up. Put-in-Bay has found its way into yet another list of top vacation destinations. Most recently, this humble little community on South Bass…

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Put-in-Bay, Ohio is the Key West of the North to many so our blogs often relate to islands, lakes, travel, entertainment, and local happenings. We welcome guest blog content and would love to have you send us your ideas or articles for review and possible submission as a Put-in-Bay Online Blog post!

Quick Put-in-Bay Things To Do

Kids, adults, and seniors alike will find their own special attractions on South Bass Island. One of the best parts of it all is that all the attractions are located on an island! Some say one of the best attractions is riding the Put-in-Bay ferry boat that travels across Lake Erie (we’ve blogged about it!). Families and groups love the freedom to rent a Put-in-Bay golf cart during their visit and cruise the island attractions at their own leisurely pace. Put-in-Bay is one of the few places where you can drive a golf cart legally on the road just like a car! If you are not interested in a golf cart rental, our Put-in-Bay taxis are a great alternative to get around.

What is a Blog?

Here are a few very simple definitions that can get you started.

  • A blog originally came from the word weblog or a web log.
  • You can think of it as an online journal or diary, although blogs are used for much more now, like online journalism.
  • A blogger is someone who blogs, or writes content for a blog. They could be someone who works at a Put-in-Bay restaurant full time and blogs as a hobby, for example.
  • Blogging is the act of writing a post for a blog.

Here are some more in-depth definitions if the first ones were too simple.

  • A blog is a type of website which has posts (or entries) appearing in reverse chronological order.
  • Blog posts typically appear with the most recent blog post (or entry, post) first, just like a diary or journal.
  • A blog is typically updated frequently and regularly, although there are some who are considered slow bloggers.
  • Blogs typically have an area for people to comment or respond to the blog post. Readers often post their thoughts about the topic, or about their Put-in-Bay lodging accommodations.
  • Blogs may also have other areas of content and links to other websites.
  • Blogs can have individual authors or be a collection of authors.
  • Blogs have a history or an archive of previous blog posts.

Now, if you do blogging for a living, these may be richer and deeper definitions of a blog.

  • A blog is a collection of content that is organized repetitively. This content can take the form of basic words (copy) as well as rich media (audio, video, and embeddable objects).
  • A blog typically focuses on a particular subject matter for clarity, focus, and
  • A blog can be built by hand, manually through writing the post, uploading to a website via FTP, and then publishing.
  • A blog can also be managed by software, sometimes called a CMS (Content Management System), where a lot of the features are automatically created and populated.
  • A blog typically can be read in a number of different formats including the homepage, single post page, categories, tags, and also via RSS and other such syndication technologies.
  • Readers and visitors can subscribe to the blog so that they can consume the content in a variety of different means, tools, devices, and applications. Blogs can appear on big information sites like this one, or on smaller individual business websites like The Put-in-Bay Island Club Home Rentals.
  • A blog today could take the form of microblogging (like Twitter, Posterous, Tumblr), vblogging (video blogging), and more which can focus on a particular type of content or technology.