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.

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

Download a fact sheet

Put-in-Bay Mayor Announces Village Covid-19 Response

Put in Bay VillagePut-in-Bay Village Mayor Jessica Dress releases the following statement:Put in Bay

“The Village of Put-in-Bay and the local businesses on the island are operating in compliance with recommendations from the Governor of the State of Ohio, local and state health departments, and the Center for Disease Control.  Though these guidelines are fluid, that means our beloved bars and restaurants, and family attractions, are closed for the time being to curb any health risks imposed by the worldwide COVID-19 virus.”

Click Put in Bay Village_covid 19_advisory 03192020 for the complete, official statement.

Miller Ferry Response to Covid-19

Ferry to Put in BayMiller Ferry

To Our Customers, Visitors, Employees, and Community:

These are unusual times that require strong actions. Our priorities focus on the health of our families, employees, residents, customers, and health of our small island communities. The islands are not a place to escape, nor a safe haven from events the world is experiencing. We are a community of senior citizens, families, and children who live here. Those returning from vacations and winter residences please refer to government recommendations about self-quarantine to help reduce the risk of exposure on the islands. Miller Boat Line will follow federal and state guidelines and mandates to help ensure everyone’s safety and well-being in this evolving situation. We ask everyone to take these events seriously and take ALL precautions recommended.

Many people will be returning to the islands after spending time at their winter homes and travels. Like everyone, we hope for a return to normalcy as smoothly as possible.

We recommend the following Guidelines:

  • If you board the ferry in a vehicle, please remain in the vehicle aboard the ferry.
  • Follow health precautions and limit interactions with others.
  • Practice safe handling of your tickets when passing to crew members.

We will update everyone as needed throughout this ongoing health situation. Updates will post on MillerFerry.com.

Peace and health to everyone during these challenging times.

Miller Boat Line
419-285-2421 local

Bolte Real Estate Affiliates with Century 21 Real Estate

Put in Bay Real EstatePUT-in-Bay, OH – Industry and community leaders Phillip Bolte and Renee Bolte Stine, the great grandchildren of Ann Bolte, the first female Realtor in Ohio and who founded Bolte Real Estate in 1936, announced today that they have chosen to affiliate with Century 21 Real Estate LLC, and will now conduct business as CENTURY 21 Bolte Real Estate.  Phillip and Renee purchased the business from Phillip’s mother, Cindy Bolte, in 2014.  Both Bolte and Stine cited the global franchisor’s world-class marketing, agent learning, and industry-best technology and productivity tools as the best platform to help their 40+ affiliated agents better serve homebuyers and sellers throughout North Central Ohio and convert more leads in more closed sides. Plus, they believe the CENTURY 21® brand is best suited to protect the legacy of exceeding consumer expectations initiated by their great grandmother and continued by the generations of family leaders that followed.  “Ultimately, it is important to us to be part of an organization that, since 1971, has been innovating and changing the game of real estate for the betterment of their affiliated agents and real estate consumers,” said Bolte. “Their current strategy to transform the way their relentless sales professionals interact with homebuyers and sellers, and perfect the overall experience is relevant today and will be for the foreseeable future.”  Stine added: “We expect their mobile-first tech platform, marketing support and the available training and coaching available both online and in-person to deliver an enormous amount of value to our affiliated sales professionals, and more importantly, to the communities we have proudly been a part of for the last 84 years.”  “We’re proud to partner with a company that has a cultural legacy as deep and rich in the tradition of exceeding customer experiences,” added Michael Miedler, president and chief executive officer, Century 21 Real Estate LLC. “I’m confident Renee and Phillip and their team will continue to deliver the personalized, memorable moments that consumers value and deserve from their real estate agent and company of choice.”

About CENTURY 21 Bolte Real Estate

With locations in Put-in-Bay, Port Clinton, Clyde and Tiffin, CENTURY 21 Bolte Real Estate is a fourth generation family owned real estate brokerage that serves clients across North Central Ohio from the shores and islands of Lake Erie to the serene country sides of the areas more rural communities (and everywhere in between). CENTURY 21 Bolte Real Estate is an independently owned and operated franchise affiliate of Century 21 Real Estate, franchisor of the iconic CENTURY 21 brand, comprised of approximately 10,000 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 83 countries and territories worldwide with more than 131,000 independent sales professionals.

Miller Ferry Ends Season on Friday; Wednesday Cancellation Possible

Miller Ferry announces Friday, January 10, 2020 will be the last day of operations to Put-in-Bay for the season.   Construction/renovation at Catawba Dock has started.

Tomorrow’s weather may cause cancellations.  The National Weather Service issued a hazardous outlook this morning:

Snow squalls are possible early Wednesday morning which could reduce
visibility and impact the morning rush hour.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday.

Wet conditions develop by Friday and continue into the weekend.
Significant rainfall is likely which could lead to flooding.