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The Village of PIB apologizes for the inconvenience but the water dispenser on Concord will have intermittent evening hours until November with possibly weekend availability. The repair and repainting of the water tower is an active job site with only authorized personnel permitted in the area. For your safety please respect the guidelines. Water can still be purchased at Island stores.
Thanks to one of those lightning storms that went through the islands in early August, the elevator to the top of Perry’s Monument has been out of service.
We were happy to see Al Gebhart during this year’s Regatta. Al has been a member of the PIB Yacht Club since 1976 and he was I-LYA Commodore in 1983. Al has also been the Shore Courtesy Chairman for 43 of the last 47 years. This Regatta he was Honorary Regatta Chairman.
Let’s Travel the World bus tour company in Detroit is offering an $85 trip to PIB for the celebration of St. Patty’s Day.
Speaking of traveling, Dave and Middy Church from Fox’s Den were in Scotland last month. Dave & Kat Holscott traveled to South Padre Island and crossed the border into Mexico. Ray & Laura Fogg from the Reel Bar were in Alaska, as were Richard and Loretta Clair from the West Shore.
We found a website that claimed Put-in-Bay was one of the number one place with the most expensive homes in the Toledo metro area with a typical value of almost $420,000.
We saw two interesting things for the first time this past month. The first was a portable spa similar to a hot tub on the bow of one of the big boats docked at the Crew’s Nest. The other was a very small electric bike that a small kid was riding. We’re wondering if he needed training wheels to learn how to ride it.
Perch fishing around the islands has been great this past month as walleye moved east to cooler water. We hear scientists are saying walleye are growing more slowly than they have been in recent years.
Did you know St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has a new sister church? It’s St. Paul’s in Elkins Park, PA, outside of Philadelphia. It was also founded by Jay Cooke from Gibraltar Island.
Steve Stapleton from the Monument tells us that the turtle he has had since 1989 and thought had escaped its pen and/or eaten by a coyote was found on the lawn just west of the park housing east of the Monument. Steve said he knew it was his turtle because she was glad to see him and his daughter Erin when they returned it to its cage.
There is something a lot of people don’t know. 60 years ago Mark Wilhelm, Kevin Hauck, Jack Wertenbach and Ray Kowalski were on the Perry’s boat float for the Sesquicentennial parade in 1963 on Put-in-Bay. John Ladd was the event chairperson.
All new and existing members of The Perry Group will receive free passage on the Jet Express that will go to the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie Site on Sept. 10th to commemorate the 210th anniversary of the famous battle. There are individual, family and business membership options available at friendsofperry.org .
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