Lake Erie Foundation Presents at Cleveland Boat Show

Lake Erie Foundation presents speakers on several topics related to a healthy Lake Erie at the Progressive Cleveland Boat Show held at the IX Center.

Lake Erie Foundation

Click to see schedule!

Cleveland Boat ShowAdults 13 & Up  $14.00      Children 12 & younger  FREE     Adults 60+  $12.00

Boat Show hours:

Thursday, January 17:        Noon – 9 PM
Friday, January 18:             Noon – 9 PM
Saturday, January 19:       10 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, January 20:         10 AM – 6 PM
Monday, January 21:        10 AM – 5 PM

Brace for Inclement Weather: Now You Know!

Birding at Put in Bay

“Little bird said . . .”

Area Forecast Discussion (abbreviated)
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
650 PM EST Tue Jan 15 2019


The forecast remains generally unchanged, with growing confidence of accumulating snowfall.

All eyes are on the next quick moving storm system moving into the west coast
Wednesday Night, expected to cross over the southern Rockies Thursday, and begin
to impact the local area as early as Saturday morning.For now, model consensus
moves the storm system into the Ohio Valley Saturday Night…

The big picture is there is a growing potential for plow-able snow across the
region with the highest snowfall rates Saturday afternoon and night. Subsequent
forecasts will nail down the specific placement…
By Sunday the low will move into New England and be replaced by the first
continental arctic air mass of the season. Bitter cold temperatures will infiltrate
the region Sunday with temperatures at or below zero Sunday Night.
The lake effect machine will begin to get going by Monday and likely continue into Tuesday.

Time for Winter Tracking

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Put-in-Bay School Lady Panthers 9-0

Put-in-Bay School Panthers put another tally in the girls’ win column on Saturday with a 14-41 basketball victory over the Lady Hawks of Marion, Ohio.  Put in Bay BasketballThe Lady Panthers are now 9-0 for the season!

Put in Bay BasketballThe boys did not fare so well–losing 60-13.  The junior high game was most competitive, with a final score giving the victory to the Hawks, 40-35.  A good crowd was on hand to witness the lopsided games.

Put-in-Bay School Cheerleaders rallied the sports fans all along the way.  Patrick Myers, of Radio, conducted a live broadcast via the Internet.  Kudos to all the participants for good sportsmanship!

Put in Bay Cheerleaders


Additional photos from today’s games, including the early competition between members of the Put-in-Bay All-Stars, are available at Panther Basketball Photos.

Chill Time at Put-in-Bay

Put in BayPut-in-Bay residents, even without a frozen Lake Erie, enter into a period of hibernation in January–or so people think!

In fact, this time of year there is much which beckons islanders to leave warm and cozy homes.  Business owners head to trade shows, musicians Put in Baydiscover new mainland venues, snowbirds flock to the Gulf Coast, adventure-minded managers visit Bulgaria, retirees head to India and beyond, and sportsmen seek the best hunting and trapping opportunities. Even a handful of stalwart fishers dot the waters between South Bass and Kelleys.

On the island friends gather frequently at REEL BAR, Wharfside/Topsy Turveys, at the Put-in-Bay Senior Center, and especially at Put-in-Bay School Basketball games (tomorrow!)  ATV riders scout the island for signs of ice, bird-watchers explore the wonderful nature preserves (especially Scheef East Point and Massie Cliffside), and diligent walkers routinely take in the settled environment on two-or-more mile hikes.  Human Resource managers begin to sort through employment applications, and Put-in-Put in BayBay Chamber of Commerce begins the detailed preparations for summer events.

Put in BayAll is well on South Bass Island, but don’t let the serene glimpses offered by Webcams and resident photographers fool you.  There is a lot going on at Put-in-Bay, albeit with a healthy dose of peace and quiet.

Images courtesy of OSU-Gibraltar Webcams