Put-in-Bay Ohio Diary October 2019

Diary October 2019  Tues., Oct. 1st – Lowest water all season Russ and Lisa go swimming at School House Bay Spotted putting up fall Halloween decoration were Connie Drake at the Lime Kiln Dock and Deb and Matt Fuchs at their home on Bayview Ave.

Wed., Oct. 2nd – There’s a 2-hour Village Council meeting in the morning followed by a zoning board meeting at the Town Hall. A crew is busy setting up the big Wine Festival tents in the backyard of the Put-in-Bay Winery. There’s rain in the late afternoon. Jackie Taylor and Glenn Cooper kayak the swamp on North Bass Island. The first fall, Euchre Night, takes place at Tippers.

Thurs., Oct. 3rd – Fran Poe is working at the Resale Shop with Marsha Baumert. Flowers for the Derek Jackson and Jennie Stasko wedding on Saturday arrived on the island. DirectTV is on Middle Bass Island for service calls. The dinner special at Hooligans is won ton soup, egg roll, sweet and sour pork, beef and broccoli stir fry, and delicious fried rice! Dessert is a fortune cookie sundae.

Fri., Oct. 4th – The temperature on the island dips into the mid-fifties before dawn. DJ Adubb is entertaining at the Put-in-Bay Fall
Ball party at the Put-in-Bay Resort. It’s a “free car wash” day on the Miller ferries.

Sat., Oct. 5th – The annual Wine Festival takes place at the Put-in-Bay Winery. Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center begins hosting October Saturday’s haunted cave tours. There is face painting for the kids, tarot or palm reading for the adults, plus candy for everyone! There’s a
large wedding reception at the Goat Soup & Whiskey for Derek Jackson and Jenny Stasko. The Lake Erie Islands Conservancy holds its annual membership meeting and potluck at the Middle Bass Island State Park pavilion.

Sun., Oct. 6th – There’s a princess-themed birthday party at the Town Hall for Nora Blumensaadt, Evelyn Werthenbach, and Vivian Scarpelli. The wonderfully-attended Patrick Myers Scholarship Fundraiser takes place at the Boathouse. Besides great entertainment, there were auctions, food, and drink. For the kids, there were activities behind the Biergarten for the kids whose parents want to attend the event. Great idea!

Mon., Oct. 7th – About a dozen and a half islanders meet with State Senator Theresa Gavarone at Hooligans for lunch and a discussion of island concerns. The Upscale Wine Club meets at the home of Kay Drake on the West Shore.

Tues., Oct. 8th – Power to many island homes goes out just before 8 a.m. when a road worker backs into a pole by the transfer station. The outage starts with a massive boom, and power is restored about two and a half hours later. The volunteers who help take down the lamppost flower baskets around the downtown park are treated to breakfast at Pasquale’s by the Garden Club. There’s a paving crew working on Langram Rd. At the Senior Center, they are pressing apples to make cider.

Wed., Oct. 9th – Jeff and Kelly Niese are celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary. Sue Duff, Sue Ferguson, Dan Skoufos, Dianne Smith, Allie Market, Sally Duffy, and Kathi Spayde are at the library making wine cork pumpkins. There’s an open house at the fire station.

Thurs., Oct. 10th – The preschoolers at Put-in-Bay School enjoyed a late morning field trip to Cooper’s Woods just before heading
home for lunch. The Canadian Coast Guard Cutter Limnos briefly stops at Put-in-Bay. Pavers are busy at the North Bass Island Airport. Miller’s boats are hauling trucks filled with asphalt to the island and empty trucks about every 45 minutes as they were in the May 2019 edition of the news.

Fri., Oct. 11th – Due to iffy weather, there aren’t many takers for the final Haunted Put-in-Bay Ghost Walk of the season, but Bill Krejci tells us the popular walks will be back next season. Pat Dailey and Mike Mad Dog Adams sing together at their friend Charlie Brown’s birthday party.

Sat., Oct. 12th – The first day of Put-in-Bay Oktoberfest, or, as chef Mike Catey from the Crew’s Nest calls it; Schnitzel Day takes place in the Village Park. It’s downright cold compared to the warm temps we’ve been enjoying this fall. Over on Kelleys Island, the 20th Annual Chili Cook-Off is taking place at Peepers. Prizes awarded for Most Authentic, Most Original, and Overall Best. Over on Middle Bass, there’s a turkey shoot in the field behind John and Katie Schneider’s house.

Sun., Oct. 13th – When all is said and done, 25 keys of beer are emptied at the two-day Oktoberfest. There’s a practice Thanksgiving dinner at Tippers and the Verhoff fish fry at the Boardwalk. No one ever has an excuse for being hungry on Put-in-Bay. There’s a beautiful turnout for Michelle Mueller’s Celebration of Life at Mr. Ed’s.

Mon., Oct. 14th – Paving crews are working on the Dump Rd. (Trenton Ave.). October’s PIB Chamber of Commerce Membership
Meeting, the last meeting of the summer season is held at Hooligans. The 2020 events calendar, marketing, and the election of new board members and the 2020 Put-in-Bay Music Festival are among the topics of conversation. A review of Island Green Week 2019 was also discussed. The Oktoberfest tent across from the Boathouse is the place to be in the evening. The annual Put-in-Bay Reverse Raffle is taking place.

Tues., Oct. 15th – A group from the Put-in-Bay Senior Center enjoys a trip to the Toledo Zoo! Wed., Oct. 16th – A Village Council committee
goes over proposed the Put-in-Bay taxi cab ordinance at a two-hour-long meeting at the Town Hall in the morning. The discussion also took place about the new Put-in-Bay IV Joint. Steady west winds push the water out of the bay to its lowest level in more than a year according to data in the Diary October 2019

Thurs., Oct. 17th – Jeanne Burgess is celebrating a birthday today! Rock on the Lake, four days of great music to raise money for local charities, begins at Mr. Ed’s.

Fri., Oct. 18th – The 2019 Buckeye Island Hop weekend begins. It’s an annual event That gives alumni and friends of Ohio State a chance to check out Gibraltar and South Bass islands, take part in an outdoor volunteer project and meet new people. In the evening, Blessid Union of Souls packs Mr. Ed’s for the Rock the Lake concert event.

Sat., Oct. 19th – It would have been Joe Parker’s 100th birthday. Check out the article on page 5 to learn a little more about Joe and Parker’s
Garage. It’s The Wake at the Round House. People gather to share memories of 2019 and say goodbye to the summer season. Josh Niese and Kaitlin Turner get engaged while on a trip to Chicago. There’s an auction at Mr. Ed’s for the Rock the Lake music festival. A weekend stay at the Put-in-Bay Condos brought in $2100 for local cancer charities and the Kids for
Christmas charity.

Sun., Oct. 20th – Captain Billy Market is “filling in” for Ryan Stoiber on the breakfast shift at Frosty’s. Pam and Greg Hughes are celebrating
their 35th wedding anniversary. The Round House closed for an employee appreciation day at a pumpkin patch and corn maze.

Mon., Oct. 21st – Many islanders are attending the Island Summit on Mackinac Island, including Jeff, Kendra, Phoebe, and Barry Koehler, Caiti, and Austin Bolyard, Amanda and Anita McCann, and Peter Huston. The Put-in-Bay Yacht Club is being cleaned out and closed up for the winter. The last elevator of the season for those visiting the top of Perry’s Monument goes up at 4:30 p.m. There’s a Township Port Authority meeting at the Township Hall.

Tues., Oct. 22nd – There’s a beautiful sunrise in the morning. Suzanne and Joe Kostura are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. Many people are using beautiful weather to their advantage and preparing their cottages for winter.

Wed., Oct. 23rd – It’s Morgan Stacy’s 18th birthday. Happy birthday Morgan! Seniors from the Put-in-Bay Senior center learned about Labyrinths through a program put on by Stein Hospice. Thanks to beautiful fall weather, they were able to walk the island labyrinth at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Thurs., Oct. 24th – Alice Kreutzberg closes up the old Hildebrandt cottage on the West Shore and officially ends the 2019 season. The PIBHS sailing team is in the Bay practicing what to do in case one of the sailboats capsizes. In the evening, there’s a great crowd at Hooligans for their annual turkey dinner.

Fri., Oct. 25th – The pre-school son, Liam, of Billy and Allie Market, is doing some on the job training collecting car and passenger tickets at the Lime Kiln Dock. Three Miller ferries are running through the night to haul asphalt trucks to North Bass Island for the airport paving project. If you’re out and about, you probably noticed how yellow the maple trees have become. Bruce Ruthsatz is busy hauling workers to and from North Bass.

Sat., Oct. 26th – The Recreation Committee- sponsored Halloween kids parade takes place in the late morning before the rain hits for the rest of the day. The 40th Annual Halloween Party takes place at the Beer Barrel. There are cash prizes for the best costumes. Besides all the costumed customers in the other bars at Put-in-Bay, there’s a costume party at the General Store on Middle Bass.

Sun., Oct. 27th – The Jet Express and Miller ferry cancel morning trips with SW winds at 38 knots, gusting to 48 knots at 7 a.m. There is a big old tree down at Heineman Winery and a massive branch down on the West Shore. Eric Booker entertains at the Round House’s Whiskey Light Turn-Off! The Ryte Syder Nyte potluck takes place at the Goat in the evening as told to the Diary October 2019

Mon., Oct. 28th – Start making your trips to the mainland count. The last ferry to the island is now 5:30 p.m. Hooligans holds its end-of-season close down party in the evening. This schedule was published in the January 2019 Put-in-Bay Diary

Tues., Oct. 29th – Bob Glauser and Brian Burkett are busy pulling boats in anticipation of the coming change in the weather. One of the old electric poles on Concord Ave. is being replaced. Bobbi Dobos is taking Halloween costume photos of kids down at the State Park for a photo contest on Facebook.

Diary October 2019 Wed., Oct. 30th – At school, the computer club meets after classes end for the day. There’s a potluck at the Middle Bass general store.

Thurs., Oct. 31st – All the Halloween events, trick or treating, kids’ Put-in-Bay Halloween party at Tipper’s and passing out candy at the Senior Center, are postponed until the next evening due to the terrible weather forecast for Halloween night. That’s all for the Diary October 2019