Ice, Ice Fishing, and Ice Boats, Oh My!

Susan & Mike Byrnes bucket-fish off West Shore.

When sunshine, moderate winter temperatures, and ice formation combine, there’s no stopping islanders from enjoying the environmental beauty around South Bass Island.  Today’s high temperature reached 30ºF, and the east wind never bounced over 13mph.  Coupled with bountiful sunshine, the weather was a boon for outdoor enthusiasts.

First 2022 Put-in-Bay Shanty Set

The first 2022 Put-in-Bay ice shanty set on South Bass Island’s West Shore appeared Saturday afternoon.  Owner Travis Kowalski is known to be the first brave soul to explore ice-thickness and to check ice safety.  Placing his shanty today bodes well for island residents anxious to go ice-fishing.  Photos by Donna Steinbach

Tom Thanasiu slides up the slippery slope of the West Shore ramp.

Panther Basketball 1-2 for the Day

Put-in-Bay Panther Basketball teams played with fervor on Saturday, but only came away with one win out of three games.  The girls beat Bowling Green Christian Lions 45-24, while the boys lost 12-48.  The junior high team lost to Fasset Middle school 37-39.  The contests were heated from start to finish, with several players hitting 3-point shots.  Action shots below . . .

Skating and Basketball at Put-in-Bay School this Weekend

Sweeping bubbles out of the skating base to the vacuum on right.  Photo by Heidi Ladd

Put-in-Bay students will participate in three scheduled basketball games on Saturday, 15 January 2022.  Pupils also have the chance to ice-skate on the newly formed rink atop the outdoor basketball court.

Panther basketball boys team begins play at 9:15am vs Bowling Green Christian.  The girls play at 10:45, and the junior high team plays Fasset Middle School at noon.



Put-in-Bay Pooch Parade Set for Saturday, June 11, 2022

The 17th Annual Island Pooch Parade will be held Saturday June 11 at the Gazebo in DeRivera Park. Dogs of all kinds and sizes are encouraged to bring their masters. Registration for this amusing, fun event will open in the Gazebo at 9:30 AM., followed by the traditional doggie stroll around the Park at 10am  (Early registration available at Mossbacks on Friday June 10 from 4 PM to 6 PM)

Judging will immediately follow the parade. Raffle drawing immediately after judging on Saturday, June 11. The $20 entry fee makes your closest friend eligible to receive a “doggie goodie bag,” five raffle tickets to win prizes, plus becoming qualified to compete for prizes in one or more of the following groups. The Judges will look for the best pet in these categories: cutest, smallest, largest, individual best dressed, group best dressed, dog that looks most like its owner, and most unique dog.

This is always an enjoyable and entertaining event for the whole island and particularly the children. Put it on your calendar and we’ll see you there Saturday, June 11th.