Red Cross in Emergency Need for Blood

Put in Bay Blood DriveRed Cross conducts a blood drive on South Bass Island at the town hall on May 17, 2019 from 10am-4pm.

All donors can sign up for the blood drive at 1-800-redcross or redcrossblood.org. Mike Roe, from the regional chapter, states, “The American Red Cross is in Emergency Need for blood. Hospital inventory levels are very low.  There is a significant need to collect as much blood as possible to provide blood to the hospitals and patients who need the product.”


Bible Explorers Conduct Sailboat Races

St. Paul's Bible ExplorersBible Explorers of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Put-in-Bay, raced wood sailboats with lung-power to conclude a period of study about the life-saving grace of Jesus.  Rev. Mary Staley organizes the weekly Bible study for children with the assistance of parents.  This afternoon’s event, held in the church undercroft, included a visit by Commodore Perry!

St. Paul's Bible Explorers

Commodore Perry demonstrates!

The sailors, decked out in nautical attire, had to blow their sailboats down a long canal (i.e., rain gutter filled with water).  During the event, Mother Mary referenced various points of interest related to the children’s Bible study.  Participation prizes were awarded, and post-race treats were offered as well.St. Paul's Bible ExplorersSt. Paul's Bible ExplorersSt. Paul's Bible ExplorersSt. Paul's Bible Explorers

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Sailor’s Jello Bowl

 




Subtle Signs of Spring Detected

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Lingering Witch Hazel

Bright sunshine, an air temperature of 54°F, and singing birds all support the notion that spring is here, as well as the fact that it is now April!

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Crew’s Nest bouquet

However, subtler indications appear around South Bass Island as well.  PiBDaily captured a few . . .

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Buzzards return

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Boat unwrapped!

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Island Transportation prep!

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Busting through autumn remnants

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“I think I can!”

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Fresh Township pavement

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Yardworks: 419-285-2147

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Snowbells ring out winter

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Time to ride!


Talent Show Celebrates Community Strengths

Put in Bay Talent ShowPut-in-Bay Recreation Committee hosted another exciting display of community talent on Friday evening at Put-in-Bay School.  Eleven acts revealed a Put in Bay Talent Showbounty of diverse artistic skills and youthful exuberance.

Put in Bay Talent ShowDance, song, gymnastic, and instrumental performances captivated and thrilled the audience.  Creative video productions by Patrick Myers added a healthy dose of local color between acts.  Particularly entertaining was a segment entitled, “Shanty Confessional,”  in which local characters confessed to minor misdeeds.  Mr. Myers also called appropriate attention to the girls basketball team’s  championship at the first Great Lakes Islands Tournament held on Beaver Island last autumn.  Joe Byrnes and Jack Booker took part in a 50’s quiz presentation. Click images for enlarged view!

Put in Bay Talent ShowThe judges were Kim Pugh, Jason Cooper, and Deacon Mike Leahy.  As judges tabulated the results, guests enjoyed a buttercream cake and lemonade.  This year’s prize winners are:

Put in Bay Talent ShowFirst Place–Katie, Emma, Julianna for “Beauty in the Simple Life” dance.

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Second Place–Caleb, Bealy, Donovan for “Bearded Boys” dance.

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Third Place–Meredith, Melody, Braylee, and Rachel for “Hawaii Four-0” dance.

 

 

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Saint Paul’s Episcopal Bell Choir

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Performers who did not achieve first, second, or third place received participation awards.Put in Bay Talent ShowPut in Bay Talent ShowPut in Bay Talent ShowPut in Bay Talent ShowPut in Bay Talent Show

 

 

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Shanty penitent

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Celebration of Great Lakes Islands Competition