Community Gathers for Wondrous Christmas Tree Lighting

Put in Bay ChristmasMembers of the Put-in-Bay Community gathered at DeRivera Park this evening to celebrate the advent of Christmas. The Put-in-Bay Recreation Committee sponsors the event which is directed by Michelle O’Donnell.  Put in Bay ChristmasHot chocolate is served as adults and children witness a creative light show with music.  Special recognition goes to Mike O’Donnell for excellent work on wiring and synchronization of lights and sound.  Coach Shuffenecker and the Put-in-Bay Panthers Basketball Team received a resounding cheer in support of their upcoming participation in the Great Lakes Island Schools Tournament on Mackinac Island.Put in Bay ChristmasPut in Bay ChristmasPut in Bay ChristmasPut in Bay Christmas

Put-in-Bay Panthers Basketball Starts New Season

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2019-2020 Team – photo by PiB School

Put-in-Bay Panthers basketball started the season yesterday versus Bowling Green Christian Academy. The girls played the first game and were defeated 54-30.  The Lions started hot and the Panthers had to play catchup the rest of the game.  Leading the team in scoring was Hannah Lentz with 11 points and Cecilia Glauser 10 points.  The boys started their season after the first game.  The shorthanded Panthers ran out of gas and lost 70-31.  Lack of depth hurt the boys.   Leading scorers were Jacob King with 12 points and Doug Steidl with 7 points. Both teams played hard and worked out the wrinkles before the big trip up to Mackinac Island.  The team leaves Thursday on the 10:30am ferry.  The games will be broadcast live on wpib radio.  The ladies tip first around 1:45pm.  The Panthers will play a total of four games Friday.   Get your grrrowl on!Put in Bay BasketballPut in Bay Basketball

Lake Erie Islands Conservancy Keeps Momentum Going

Lake Erie Islands Conservancy continues to successfully promote the beautiful natural environment in Lake Erie’s Western Basin.  Their winter newsletter addresses such incredible items as land donation, new geocaches, Clean Ohio Conservation Fund Grants, Wildlife Diversity Partners, island birding surprises, and Great Lakes Alliance developments.  If you want an example of heroic and devoted community service, look no further than our very own Conservancy!

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