Put-in-Bay Recreation Committee spent several hours installing holiday decorations in DeRivera Park on Monday afternoon. The enthusiastic participants, led by Michelle O’Donnell, created a bright and cheerful North Pole setting. Special thanks go to Scott Pugh for handling the electrical connection.
Put-in-Bay School Basketball continues as one of islanders’ most beloved winter activities. Saturday home games generally draw a full crowd in the Jim Poulos Recreation Center. This year, the season begins on 30 November with a visit to Michigan for the Great Lakes Island Basketball Tournament. Competition will include players from Beaver Island, Mackinac Island, and Washington Island. The event is hosted by Beaver Island Community School. WPIB Radio will broadcast live audio/video, featuring local broadcaster Patrick Myers–“Voice of Put-in-Bay!”
Coach Craig Shuffenecker provides the following 2018-2019 game schedules for the Girls Varsity, Boys Varsity, and Junior Varsity teams. Cancellations or changes may be necessary due to weather conditions.
Wintry weather keeps islanders tuned to announcements by Miller Boat Line about suspended operations. Changeable conditions hamper residents’ preparations for when Lake Erie freezes and flying off-island is the only option to get to the mainland. National Weather Service Cleveland provides the information below as of 9:26pm Thursday, 15 November 2018.
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM
6 AM FRIDAY TO 3 AM EST SATURDAY…
* WINDS…Southwest 15 to 25 knots with gusts up to 35 knots.
* WAVES…3 to 5 feet…occasionally 7 feet.
A Small Craft Advisory is issued when waves of 4 feet or more are
expected or wind speeds reach 21 to 33 knots which may produce
hazardous conditions to small craft.
A cold front will push southeast through the forecast area Saturday morning into Sunday morning with mainly upper level zonal flow across the region. Light snow will be possible across the area . . . especially in far northern Ohio and along the snowbelt into northwest PA. By Sunday afternoon a chance of snow to pretty much the entire forecast area into Monday morning.
Accumulation will be light with these snow showers . . . with most locations not expected to pick up more than an inch through the weekend. Daytime high temperatures will remain cold . . . generally in the mid to upper 30s . . . around 10 to 15 degrees below normal for the middle of November.
Come and Shop!
The annual Put-in-Bay Christmas Bazaar is today at the Put-in-Bay Town Hall from 3-7pm. There will be over twenty tables showcasing local gifts and baked goods, and even homemade soup for dinner! The event is sponsored by the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy and Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center.