Put-in-Bay News January 2019

Open Studio Event- Friday, January 25th

On Friday, January 25th, from 5 to 7 p.m., Jessie Greene from Jessie’s Jewelry, a popular Put-in-Bay Shopping Venue will host an Open Studio with wine and snacks. Come see welding demonstrations and new jewelry designs for 2019. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so here’s an opportunity to order that custom special gift. Jessie’s studio is at the entrance to the brown barn at 126 Sybil Blvd., just past the beauty shop at Scarpelli’s.

Jer-Bear & Kurt Ice Fishing Tournament

For those who love to fish for walleye, mark the first weekend in February down for the Jer-Bear & Kurt Ice Fishing Tournament. Register at Topsey Turvey’s on Friday evening February 1st, and fish on the ice (thickness permitting) and enjoy the banquet at the Reel Bar on Saturday, February 2nd, at 6 p.m. The banquet will include 50/50, Chinese and gun raffles. Feel free to contact Dan Petro (419) 341-2274 for additional information and questions. All proceeds will be going to support the scholarships in Jeremy’s and Kurt’s names.

Euchre Wednesdays at the Reel Bar

All Euchre games in January will take place at the Reel Bar. The game on Jan 2nd is “for Fun” since many people will still be returning from New Year’s activities and travels. This winter Euchre is in Three “Quarters.” The first Quarter concluded before Christmas. The winners for first Quarter are Corky and Jerry McFlint.

What’s on the plate for 2019

Wow! 2019! We can’t believe another year has come and gone. With that, we should look forward to what’s going to be new on the island this new year. Here’s a mixture of what we’ve seen and heard about what’s in store for the island. Probably the biggest thing will be the arrival of Miller Boat Line’s new ferry, the M/V Mary Ann Market. Expect to see it join the fleet as next summer ends. Marv Booker tells us a new seawall on the east side of the docks at The Keys is forthcoming this season. It will make a stay at the docks there much more comfortable and safe when those northeast storms come up.

Work has already begun on enclosing the second-floor rooftop “green room” at Mr. Ed’s. We’re also getting wind of a new tree house bar which is to be built on the property behind Lovella’s that changed hands this past season. The Goat will have a new staircase leading from their parking lot to Das Lokal, the Biergarten in their front yard. The Put-in-Bay Resort will be getting anew Jumbotron to show videos, movies, and sporting events.

Residential Construction News January 2019

Dave Zilch from Roger Miller Builders is putting on a new porch at the little cottage at the Anchor Inn, plus remodeling the restrooms at
Hooligans. Todd Blumensaadt’s crew has been working on the old Nissen home behind Mossbacks on Bayview Ave. The never completed porch, deck, and restrooms of a bistro that was never finished are gone. The house has been gutted, new windows and siding installed, plus
there’s a new roof. Sounds like a real improvement for Bayview Ave. On the News January 2019 residential front, there are two new homes on East Point. One, which replaces the Seven Gables cottage at Shore Villas is already under roof and siding. The other is on a lot across from the Acorn Club on Columbus Ave. The lot is already cleared. Catawba Construction is building both these homes.

Greg Auger is working on a large addition on Jim and Nancy Lang’s home on Chapman Rd. Greg’s crew is turning a tiny cottage into a
big one. Also on Chapman Rd., Scott Market, with the help of Rich Myers, is remodeling the former home of Rick and Linda Rothert.
The biggest residential project on the island is the new home going in where Bob Schmidt lived on Toledo Ave. Bob’s house came down this fall and the construction site is stocked full with everything needed to build the home over the winter.

Attention Dog Lovers

A dog park will be coming to Put-in-Bay soon. The Put-in-Bay Township Trustees and Port Authority are collaborating to design and construct the dog park at the airport. It will be located on the southwest end, in the open field along Airline Rd. next to Langram Rd. June Stoiber asked the trustees if a dog park was possible and offered a generous donation to help pay for the fence and dog park accessories. We are hoping to have it completed by early summer. Eric Engel, Rosann Keiser, and Kim Stoiber Morrisson are on the dog park committee. Your ideas and suggestions are welcomed. We are also looking for volunteers to help with the park. You can contact the Port Authority at 419-285- 3371 or email: PIBTPortAuthority@frontier.com.

Island Night At The Cleveland Boat Show

Thursday night, January 17th, is Put-in-Bay Island night at the Progressive Insurance Cleveland Boat Show at the I-X Center in Cleveland. Several of your favorite Put-in-Bay entertainers will be on hand to entertain in the evening news January 2019 will cover it live!

Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center

Building donations still needed- We have made great progress toward raising the $60,000 for the Matching Funds Grant for the Building Addition at the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center with close to $40,000 raised so far. Since we are getting so close, we still have
time to accept donations in the new year toward this match; the deadline has been extended to January 31, 2019. Please send in your donations by mail to LEINWC, P. O. Box 871, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456, with building an addition on the memo line or call Kit Knaser at 419-341-1936 for information on purchasing a square meter or sponsoring an animal. We really appreciate all the of the donations and words of encouragement that so many of you have given us and hope to move forward with the addition soon.