OSU Gibraltar Classcam Earns #bestofpib

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In Put-in-Bay Daily’s continuing efforts to identify the best features and attractions on South Bass Island, we are pleased to recognize the Ohio State University Stone Lab on Gibraltar for their excellent “eyes on Put-in-Bay!

See the Editor’s Choice list at Best of Put-in-Bay.

If you have a #bestofpib, please tell us about it on Twitter (@pibdaily) or via e-mail: pibdaily “at” gmail.com.

Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce Presents Pyrate Fest IX

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Once again the Put-in Bay Chamber of Commerce has organized an astounding array of activities to engage the public.  Below is a brief outline.  For full details click on the festival logo to the left!

5pm to 6pm – Cardboard Boats will be on display for public voting. Downtown DeRivera Park across from the Public Boat Ramp.
6pm – 8th Annual Cardboard Cup. Public Boat Ramp across from DeRivera Park.
PyrateFest Opening Cannon! Downtown DeRivera Park Stage.
6pm – Pyrate Fests Flag Raising. Downtown DeRivera Park & Harbor.
Pyrates unite to claim the island as their own for the next three days and nights. Crews from Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Minnesota will cheer as the Skull and Cross are raised over the island on a collision course of fun, adventure, and surprise.
10am to 5pm – Pyrate Encampment & Marketplace open. East end of Downtown DeRivera Park.
 10am – 1pm – Costume Contest Registration. Pyrate Marketplace Information Table.
8am to 9am – Check in Stein Hospice Pyrate 5K Fun Run. Racers are to check in with race officials at the start line.
9:30am – Stein Hospice Pyrate 5K Fun Run Starts! Catawba Ave Downtown Put-in-Bay.

Middle Bass Island Public Demonstration of Emergency Communications on June 24-25

Amateur Radio Bass IslandsThree central Ohio amateur radio operators (hams) comprise the Middle Bass Island Ohio Expedition which will participate in a national emergency communications preparedness exercise on June 24 and 25.  The exercise, known as Field Day, has been recognized by Governor Kasich and Lieutenant Governor Taylor through a proclamation of those days as “Amateur Radio Operators’ Appreciation Days.”  The proclamation recognizes the vital role played by amateur radio operators in emergency radio communications on a local, state, national, and international basis.  Local hams provide communications resources for everything from local bicycle events to assisting the American Red Cross, Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), and even the International Space Station.

The expedition’s 2017 Field Day operations will be at Middle Bass Island, Ohio State Park Marina, beginning at 2:00 p. m. on Saturday, June 24 and continuing for up to twenty-four hours.  The public is invited to come and see modern amateur radio technology in action.  Expedition members will be available to answer questions, provide resources, and even help you get on the air.

Field Day is the climax of a week-long “Amateur Radio Week” sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the National Association for amateur radio.  Often using only emergency power supplies, ham operators will construct emergency stations in parks, shopping malls, schools and backyards around the country.  The Middle Bass Island, Ohio Expedition will operate completely from batteries charged by solar panels.  The hams’ slogan, “When All Else Fails, Ham Radio Works” is demonstrated by hams sending and receiving messages in many forms without the use of phone systems, Internet, or any other infrastructure that can be compromised in a crisis.More than fifty thousand amateur radio operators across the country participated in last year’s event.Modern amateur radio is a fast-growing hobby, and there are now over 743,000 licensed amateurs in the United States and more than 2.5 million worldwide. Through the ARRL’s Amateur Radio Emergency Service® program, volunteers provide both emergency communication for thousands of state and local emergency response agencies and non-emergency communications services to a wide variety of community organizations, all without cost to the public.

Middle Bass Island Ohio Expedition is comprised of one ham from Canton, Robert Maurer, Jr., and two Marion area hams, Kenneth Snare and Grant Powell.  Their Federal Communications Commission assigned station call signs are KC8PVB, KC8BPE, and K8BCI respectively.  They will be using a special station identification, K8M, issued specifically for this event.

To learn more about amateur radio, go to http://www.arrl.org/emergency-radio-org .

Antique Vehicles Galore at Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center

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Rare Model Ts, vintage snowmobiles, road signs, and gasoline memorabilia present a rare, free attraction to enjoy with the young and old.

The antique car collection at Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center was lovingly gathered by Charles “Skip” Duggan. Skip started the Sunday afternoon antique car parades and welcomed everyone with an antique and/or vintage car to join in the parade and fun. Every Sunday afternoon, island car owners gather at the old Twine Shanty on Langram Road, just north of the Miller Boat Line Lime Kiln Dock. Around 2:00 p.m., the parade starts and tours the entire island.

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Lake Erie Islands Conservancy Reaches Another Milestone with Dodge Woods Preserve

Dodge Woods Put in BayLake Erie Islands ConservancyLake Erie Islands Conservancy, formerly the Lake Erie Islands Chapter of the Black Swamp Conservancy, has as its mission statement the encouragement of “conservation and protection of natural and agricultural lands in the Lake Erie Islands for the benefit of future generations.”  The latest addition is a tract of land identified as Dodge Woods Preserve.  A dedication and ribbon-cutting of the Dodge Woods Preserve and trail will be held on Sunday, 6 August 2017, at 2pm as part of Island Green Week.


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