Island Seniors Receive Bountiful Christmas Blessing

Put in Bay Girl ScoutsPut-in-Bay senior citizens received colorful holiday bags with a cornucopia of treats from the local Girl Scouts.  Assorted fresh fruits, delicate cookies, Heineman’s Concord Grape Juice, and special treats from Put-in-Bay’s Candy Bar were hand-delivered over the weekend.  Each gift included a hand-made holiday greeting from students at Put-in-Bay School.  The generous and thoughtful packages are a perfect example of kindness extended by the Girl Scouts all year!

Panther Basketball a Saturday Highlight

Put in Bay BasketballPut-in-Bay Basketball continued the 2018-19 season on Saturday with the first set of home games at the Jim Poulos Recreation Center.  The early game featured the Put-in-Bay School All-Stars competing in a friendly round versus the Ottawa Hills Green Bears fifth-graders.  The Panther Boys took on the Green Bears ninth graders with the unfortunate result being a 40-19 loss. Put in Bay BasketballPut in Bay Basketball








Put in Bay BasketballThe Panther Girls, fresh off a first place finish at the Great Lakes Island Schools Competition on Beaver Island, boosted their record to 6-0 with a nail-biter game against the Temple Christian girls.  Scoring went down to the wire, with incredible shooting by both teams.  Put in Bay BasketballPut in Bay BasketballThe final score was 51-55.  Put-in-Bay School Cheerleaders and Lil-Dancers did a superb job of energizing the full-house audience. WPIB Radio WPIB radio broadcaster Patrick Meyers called the game with attention-getting enthusiasm!

Away games for the coming week, but the Panthers return to the home floor on Saturday, 15 December 2018.

More images posted HERE!Put in Bay Basketball


Lake Erie Islands Conservancy Reports Active and Successful Year

Lake Erie Islands ConservancyLake Erie Islands Conservancy shares the commitment of its members and island community in the just-released winter issue of Island Green Scene.  Highlights include major progress in the acquisition of Coopers Woods, success with the annual bird seed sale and Christmas Bazaar, and bird-banding news.  Exciting 2018 events are also identified.  Click the banner below to read the complete newsletter online!Lake Erie Islands Conservancy

Communion Service at Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church

Put in Bay ChurchMother of Sorrows Catholic Church will celebrate The Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday, December 8th, with a Communion Service at 5:30pm.

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, in its oldest form, goes back to the seventh century, when churches in the East began celebrating the Feast of the Conception of Saint Anne, the mother of Mary.  On December 8, 1854, Pope Pius IX officially declared the Immaculate Conception a dogma of the Church, which means that all Christians are bound to accept it as true. As the Holy Father wrote in the Apostolic Constitution Ineffabilis Deus, “We declare, pronounce, and define that the doctrine which holds that the most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instance of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by Almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the human race, was preserved free from all stain of original sin, is a doctrine revealed by God and therefore to be believed firmly and constantly by all the faithful.”

Mike Leahy
Pastoral Leader  /  419-285-2741

Put-in-Bay Basketball Earns First and Second Place at Great Lakes Tournament

Put in Bay wins Great Lakes Islands Tournament

Coach Shuffenecker and his first place team “Claim the Lakes!”

Put-in-Bay School’s Lady Panthers basketball earned first place with a 3-0 record at the Great Lakes Islands School Tournament held on Beaver Island this weekend.  The boy’s team came in second place with a 2-1 record, just behind the winning Beaver Island boys.  High school basketball teams from Beaver Island, Put-in-Bay, Mackinac Island, and Washington Island, Wisconsin, participated.

Great Lakes Islands School Basketball Tournament

Referees, coaches, and team members from the four high schools competing at Beaver Island.

Reporting and photos courtesy of Heidi Ladd