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Put-in-Bay remains an active and adventure-filled place, as witnessed by the recent ice-fishing extravaganza.  Note,  however, there are great indoor activities coming up on the calendar.

Put in Bay basketballThe Panther Basketball teams have had three scheduled game dates cancelled due to weather, but it looks like a “Go!” for this Saturday.  Don’t miss the community excitement!

Great breakfast fellowship awaits your attendance at this Sunday’s Volunteer Fire Department fundraiser.Put in Bay Fire Department

A little bit further down the road, you will not want to forego the scrumptious treats competing for “Chocolate Champ” at the Erie Islands Library.Put in Bay chocolate fest

“Sunday Fun-Day” Put-in-Bay Winter Style

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Agnes Uszak leaps for joy!

Bright sunshine and good snow/ice created a superb opportunity for a winter’s play day!  Most of the activity was at the South Bass Island State Park and the West Shore, though one snowmobiler were spotted all over the Island.Put in Bay winterPut in Bay winterPut in Bay winterPut in Bay winterPut in Bay winterPut in Bay winterPut in Bay winterPut in Bay winter

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Mike & Terry signal fishing success.


Lunar Event Featured at Upcoming Astronomy Program

Lake Erie Islands ConservancyLake Erie Islands Conservancy will present a Winter Astronomy Program at the Put-in-Bay Town Hall on Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 7-7:45pm.


The full moon each month has different names. Some are based on Native American names and others on Colonial America. Full moons can cause lunar eclipses and be named a blue moon if it is Super Moonthe second one during a month. The full moon is always during a high tide and since its closeness to Earth varies daily, the Super Full Moon has its position in space closest to Earth.

On January 31st there will be a Blue Moon, Total Lunar Eclipse and it will be a Super Moon!  Learn about the moon’s affect on the Earth. Come and hear all about this upcoming lunar event and how to view it.

Put-in-Bay Featured on Upcoming HGTV Programs

Bass IslandsPut-in-Bay’s very own Rudy Cooks, Homes Of Distinction Specialist with Howard Hanna Realty, worked with HGTV in recent months to assist in the production of two editions of the popular TV show, ISLAND LIFE.  Don’t miss seeing your island friends and neighbors on two upcoming episodes.

HGTV“Wedding Location Becomes Home on South Bass Island” is the episode 12 program HGTV will broadcast on 28 January 2018 at 10:30pm.  The show is about “a Michigan couple [who have been] visiting South Bass Island, Ohio, for years and even had their wedding there. Now, they want to relocate to the island and hope to find a home with outdoor space and water views on Lake Erie.”

HGTV will present season 11, episode 11 of ISLAND LIFE  at 10pm on 18 February 2018.  “Returning to the Peace and Serenity of Ohio’s Bass Islands” puts the focus on a Florida couple trying to return to their roots on the Lake Erie Islands.

HGTV broadcasts on channel 229 on DIRECTV and channel 112 on DISH.

Frozen South Channel Dotted by Ice Adventurers

Lake Erie iceAn afternoon ATV trek from South Bass Island State Park across Lake Erie to Catawba State Park revealed a good amount of ice-fishing activity.  The Lake Erie iceso-called Ice Road, marked by only a few Christmas tree remnants, remains bumpy and hairline cracks are clearly visible.  Caution is strongly advised!  However, the scenes are spectacular and mesmerizing . . .Lake Erie iceLake Erie ice

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