Put-in-Bay News September 2018

Goat Polka Band

In news September 2018 you thought it was fun at the Goat Biergarten on Saturday, August 11th, when the 20-piece Deutscher Musik Verein polka band played, you’re going to love being there on Sunday afternoon, September 2nd, from 3 to 6 p.m., September 2nd, when the Sündenbock Polka Band plays. Joining in the fun will be the antique car paraders who will be stopping by for a beer and hotdog right after the Sunday afternoon parade. Should be loads of fun!

Winter Meat Supply

Hasselbach Meats is a new advertiser in the Put-in-Bay Gazette this month. They are letting islanders know they can supply all kinds of meat and cuts for the long winter. Now is the time to start thinking about filling your freezer(s). Dave Hasselbach says his family supplied
the island with meat many years ago and would come over to the island to actually do a little butchering. See the ad on page 14 of this issue. Hasselbachs can be reached at (419) 332-1747.

Off to School

Morgan Stacy, the 11th-grade daughter of Rob and Kristi Stacy, is attending Vanguard this school year. She will be in the culinary program! The first day of 11th grade! Erin Urge who graduated from Put-in-Bay High School last June is off to Miami University in Oxford, OH,
to begin her college career. Gwena Market, who also graduated last June, is already in classes at Kent State University.

The Tin Goose is Coming Back!

The Tin Goose is coming back to the Put-in-Bay Airport on Monday, September 10th! The cost for a 15-minute flight is $75 for adults, $50 for children. For information contact 1-877-952-5395 or visit flytheford@eaa.org.

Professional Sharpening

News for September 2018 reports Kevin Noon from Noon Sharpening will be at Island Hardware on Sunday, Sept. 2nd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to sharpen dull knives, scissors, and gardening tools. He will also be at the Kelleys Island General Store on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kevin’s website is www.Noonsharpening.com. If you’re like those of us who can only sharpen pencils, you want to take advantage of Kevin’s visits to the islands for your sharpening needs. For those of you who missed our article on Put-in-Bay Tree Art, we wager those knives need a good sharpening too!

Get Your Copy of Barr’s Book

We wrote about it in last month’s Put-in-Bay Gazette. You’ve seen it publicized in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today and the National Enquirer, but this great book about Middle Bass and other favorites Lake Erie Islands by “Ace Put-in-Bay Gazette Columnist” Gordy Barr can only be sold to a limited number of island aficionados for their rare book collections. Be one of those who get a copy at Christie Ontko’s shop by the airport, Jessie’s Jewelry at the Keys and J.F. walleye’s On Middle Bass. You will not be sorry.

The Need for More Put-in-Bay Bars

Kathy Kaiser-Holscott says she’s concerned. Twice on the same day she was asked if there was a bar near the ferry where she sells tickets at the Lime Kiln Dock. The people apparently wanted to have a drink while waiting to get off the island. When she told them, “No,” they asked her if she had anything in the ticket booth. Of course, she told them “no.” Maybe it’s time to set up bars at the docks or on the boats to satisfy this need. There’s probably nothing better than a double dry Martini while waiting for the ferry. The Jet Express already has a bar at their dock in Port Clinton. Another solution may be to have drink service on the downtown busses for those who can’t wait to get to their favorite watering hole. Better yet, what about bar service while waiting in line to go up to the top of the Monument. What do you think?

State Rep. Steve Arndt to attend Sept. property owners meeting

State Representative Steve Arndt will be attending the Put-in-Bay Property Owners Association’s September meeting on Saturday, the 22nd, at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center. All are welcome, and if you are not a member, please consider joining this important group. They attended the Chamber meeting in August of 2018

Stone Lab to increase in size

Here is some good News September 2018 Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island and Lake Erie. Laboratory space at Stone Lab will double by next year, plus there will be new equipment for monitoring Lake Erie, thanks to capital improvement funds approved by the state recently. The “Clean Lake 2020 Plan” bill, authored by state Sen. Randy Gardner, R-Bowling Green, and state Rep. Steve Arndt, R-Port Clinton, was approved by Gov. John Kasich. In the $36 million bill which will fund various programs to help fight harmful algal blooms in the lake$2.65 million is for Stone Lab. It includes $1.9 million to expand the lab space and another $500,000 to equip the labs. Stone Laboratory currently has about 3,800 square feet of laboratory space and the new construction is expected to double that. Hopefully, construction will begin in 2019.

Cellphone bills way out of whack!

Islanders may remember in early July how their Verizon cell phone service wasn’t functioning very well at all. Not only were there numerous calls to Verizon, but regular land lines were impacted, too, including the phone lines going to the police department at the town hall. Well, when we received our monthly cell phone bill, we noticed an increase of about $40. Thinking we had downloaded too much data or were victims of some other nonsense we get itemized on our Verizon bills, we almost paid the bill. But then, reason set in, and we decided to call Verizon and find out what exactly caused the increase. When the service tech told us we had made calls from outside the country, we went through the spiel about how we live near the Canadian border and sometimes we get one of their towers. As he was about to tell us it was our fault that we didn’t monitor our usage correctly, we decided to ask exactly when this happened, especially since we hadn’t been to East Point, Middle Bass or North Bass. When he checked, he discovered there were $40 worth of phone calls emanating from England on July 5th to Port Clinton, the same day everyone was having trouble here on Put-in-Bay. A further check confirmed calls from our phone were made on July 4th and July 6th from Put-in-Bay to Port Clinton. Case closed, bill adjusted! News September 2018 says with that in mind, if you had a spike in your July bill, you may want to call and find out what exactly happened and get it corrected if necessary