Yardworks Finishes Mother Nature’s Game

Pick Up Sticks

Yardworks begins their 27th season of  ‘Working Hard on Island Yards’ by playing the annual game of Pick Up Sticks.   Mother Nature trims her trees with winter’s winds, but never cleans up after herself.  That’s where Yardworks steps in to clean up the winter debris she left behind.  Contact Yardworks at 419-285-2147 or at yardworkspib “at” yahoo.com to schedule your spring cleanup.

Bass Islands United by Historical Motto

Bass Islands history is most frequently accompanied by reference to Oliver Hazard Perry’s battle flag adorned with a phrase repeated by Captain James Lawrence during his dying days in 1813.  Today,  “Dont Give Up The Ship”  hangs proudly beneath the Boardwalk Arch as a reminder to stay the course while we conform to the mandates of precautionary safety!

Home Learning Takes on New Context

at-home learningWhile home schooling has long been an option for parents, the possible extended closure of schools creates a new dimension for parents and children alike.  Put-in-Bay School, currently closed until 6 April 2020, offers e-mail links to teachers.  Put-in-Bay Daily™ presents the following links to provide supplemental support for at-home learning.

The goal of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) is to foster intellectual, entrepreneurial and technical talent and design thinking.  Click the list on the left to see a comprehensive list of activities.

Ohio Department of Education Learning Standards


Encyclopaedia Britannica



Virtual Field Trips

Instructional Activities:     PK-5   6-8,   9-12

Put-in-Bay Police Chief Reaches Out to Island Community

Put in Bay PolicePut-in-Bay Police Chief Steve Riddle, in a sincere gesture of support and service, adds additional Put-in-Bay Police Department support to island citizens during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Put in Bay Corona VirusThe Chief releases the the letter below for the benefit of all.  In a telephone conversation with the Chief this afternoon, he stated it was critically important for cottagers returning to the islands to adhere to the stay-in-place advisory issued by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.

Put-in-Bay Police_Covid19_letter_03202020

Weather the Weather!

National Weather Service Cleveland OH
358 PM EDT Fri Mar 20 2020

Lake Erie nearshore waters from Maumee Bay to Reno Beach OH-
Lake Erie nearshore waters from Reno Beach to The Islands OH-
Lake Erie nearshore waters from The Islands to Vermilion OH-
358 PM EDT Fri Mar 20 2020


North winds 15 to 25 knots with gusts up to 30 knots and waves 2 to 4 feet.Put in Bay weather

Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce Forwards Small Business Information

Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce:  Important information for Ohio small businesses to apply for an SBA disaster loan.

The Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Ohio small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Questions for Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce?  Contact Peter Huston, Director, at: ambassador@visitputinbay.com

U.S. Small Business Administration

(404) 331-0333 x2189


SBA Disaster Loan

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