Experience the Solstice from 317-Foot Tall Deck

Perry MonumentPUT-IN-BAY, Ohio – Tickets are available for the Summer Solstice Sunset Tour on the 317-foot tall open-air Observation Deck of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial on Friday, June 21.  NASA Solar System Ambassador Gene Zajac will give a program and be available for questions during the tour which begins at 8:30 pm and ends at 10 pm on the Observation Deck. The doors open at 8 pm.

The special event is one of three evening National Park programs on the Observation Deck in 2019. There is also a sunset tour scheduled for July 17 and a night sky tour scheduled for August 14.  “It’s a rarity that the general public has access to the Memorial’s Observation Deck in the evening hours,” said Superintendent Barbara Rowles. “Even staff is prohibited from accessing the Memorial Column after hours.”  Superintendent Rowles said the idea of doing evening programs on the Observation Deck began in 2016 during the National Park Service’s Centennial Celebration.  “It’s become much more popular in the past few years,” she said, “as more people learn about the programs.”

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 5 to 15. Senior Pass holders and Access Pass holders can also purchase a ticket for $10 by showing their pass. Tickets can be purchased online at recreation.gov up to 48 hours prior to the event. After that, tickets must be purchased at the Ticket Desk inside the Memorial Column the night of the event.

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial opened Saturday, May 18 for the 2019 season. The Memorial Column and Observation Deck, and the park’s Visitor Center, are open 10 am to 6 pm daily through September 8. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm September 9 through September 30, and weekends in October (Friday through Monday) until October 21.


Put-in-Bay Celebrates 11th Pyrate Festival

Put in Bay Pirates

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Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce announces the 11th Annual Pyrate Festival from June 21st to June 23rd, 2019.  This weekend event, as well-known, is filled with activities for all ages.

Put in Bay Pyrate

Pyrate Billy

Starting Friday night, Pyrates invade Put-in-Bay’s downtown and hoist the Pyrate Flags in DeRivera Park. From there, adult Pyrates can explore Put-in-Bay’s establishments by participating in the first Pyrate Crawl.

Saturday’s activities are fun for the entire family. Dress up like a true Pyrate and join the Adult or Kid’s Costume Contest with grand prizes awarded for each!  Saturday and Sunday the Pyrate Village and Marketplace will be in full swing with a variety of activities, including sword fighting, fire shows, mermaids, and Pyrate souvenirs. The Fourth Annual 5K Pyrate Run & Fun Walk, on Sunday, benefits Stein Hospice.

Nor’Wester Slams Put-in-Bay

Put in Bay floodingPut in Bay floodingHigh wind and frothy waves crashed upon the Bass Islands Thursday evening.  Peak northwest gusts at South Bass Island Lighthouse measured 34 knots (39mph), and continuous wind was steady at 29 knots (33mph).  Flooding created hazardous travel toward East Point and on Bayview Avenue near Put-in-Bay Yacht Club.  Boaters at the Crews Nest docks added extra lines for security.  High water also spilled over the seawall at South Bass Island State Park. Click images for enlarged view.Put in Bay floodingPut in Bay floodingPut in Bay floodingPut in Bay floodingPut in Bay floodingPut in Bay flooding

Yardworks Colors Life Beautiful

Color Your World

Yardworks at Put-in-Bay has a colorful solution to the frequent grey skies and drab days . . . flowers!  Put in Bay flowersYardworks offers a whole spectrum of color options for any area you may want to brighten.  Looking to splash some zest to a garden bed, or add a burst of pizzazz with some pots on your deck?  Yardworks can make it happen.  Call 419-285-2147 or e-mail at yardworkspib “at” yahoo.com.Put in Bay flowers