Put-in-Bay Community Honors Scott Pugh

The Scott Pugh Foundation hosts the first annual Bay Day event at the Twine Shanty Field (2099 Langram Road) on Saturday, 22 October 2022, from 12-4pm.

Bay Day will raise funds for Foundations Charity, which supports island scholarships, elderly island community members, and Northern Ohio families facing childhood cancer.  Entry for the event is $15.00.

The event is for everyone!

Live music from island favorites–Bob Gatewood, Ray Fogg, Allie Market, and Lucas Guy–as well as performances by the Put-in-Bay Twirling Club, featuring Jacob Seaman, and Cleveland area magician Elie Magic.

Put in Bay CommunityFace painting, balloon animals, character artist drawings, island hayrides, crafts, lawn games, and a petting zoo will keep the whole family entertained for hours.  Jump on the inflatables and let the little ones play in the soft area for babies and toddlers. Take part in the 50/50 raffle or historical island memorabilia silent auction.  Food trucks and refreshments will be available to purchase.  There truly is something for everyone.

Memorial Bench at West Shore ice ramp

In September 2021, Put-In-Bay resident Scott Pugh lost his long battle with cancer.  He was a pillar of the community and friend to all.  The Scott Pugh Foundation is rooted in the belief we all have an inherent responsibility to make a meaningful difference in the world.  Scott left us far too soon;  it is our mission to carry on his legacy via this foundation.

Put-in-Bay Police Commission Closing in on Policing Agreement

Put in Bay Village

Photo by Kathi Spayde

Update: 30 September 2022

Per Township Trustee Chris Cooper,  “A proposal for police services is hoped for by October. Nothing has been finalized or decided regarding whether or not the Township will go with the Sheriff or the Village. The word ‘agreement’ in the original post is causing some confusion with some residents.”

Village Mayor Jessica Dress opened the Put-in-Bay Police Commission meeting on Tuesday evening by reporting the Village and Township have met to discuss the contract for policing in the Township.  Both Dress and Put-in-Bay Township Trustee Chris Cooper note they hope to have an agreement by the beginning of October.

Put in Bay TownshipThe Township’s major requirements are the presence (not necessarily on duty) of one officer on Middle Bass during the three summer months and two officers in the Township during the summer.

Mr. Cooper confirms a very small number of calls for Police assistance come from Middle Bass Island–roughly 9% of the 39% of Township calls.  He stated more patrols have been witnessed in the Township, but police response to calls needs to be improved.  A Put-in-Bay Police officer in attendance explained the Village Police routine is to complete a Village patrol and then ride into and patrol the Township.

Ms. Joey Wolfe, Put-in-Bay Township Police Levy spokesperson, repeatedly noted that during Levy meetings the Middle Bass residents indicated police service currently provided is acceptable.  $220,000 to $260,000 is anticipated from the Township Police Levy, if it passes.

Village Council Member Judy Berry points out Village parking fees should be anticipated for 2023.  Assuring that Resort Tax payments are made by businesses is being pursued with the State.

In summary, Mr. Cooper confirms the final agreement with the Village will be compared to an agreement provided by the County Sheriff.  The agreements, along with results from the Township Police Tax Levy ballot, will be used to determine the best way for the Township to proceed.  Mayor Dress stated no future Police Commission Committee Meetings are planned.

Reported by Put-in-Bay Property Association representative Kathi Spayde.

Put-in-Bay Police Commission Closing in on Policing Agreement

Put in Bay Village

Photo by Kathi Spayde

Update: 30 September 2022

Per Township Trustee, Chris Cooper,  “A proposal for police services is hoped for by October. Nothing has been finalized or decided regarding whether or not the Township will go with the Sheriff or the Village. The word “agreement” in the original post is causing some confusion with some residents.”

Village Mayor Jessica Dress opened the Put-in-Bay Police Commission meeting on Tuesday evening by reporting the Village and Township have met to discuss the contract for policing in the Township.  Both Dress and Put-in-Bay Township Trustee Chris Cooper note they hope to have an agreement by the beginning of October.

Put in Bay TownshipThe Township’s major requirements are the presence (not necessarily on duty) of one officer on Middle Bass during the three summer months and two officers in the Township during the summer.

Mr. Cooper confirms a very small number of calls for Police assistance come from Middle Bass Island–roughly 9% of the 39% of Township calls.  He stated more patrols have been witnessed in the Township, but police response to calls needs to be improved.  A Put-in-Bay Police officer in attendance explained the Village Police routine is to complete a Village patrol and then ride into and patrol the Township.

Ms. Joey Wolfe, Put-in-Bay Township Police Levy spokesperson, repeatedly noted that during Levy meetings the Middle Bass residents indicated police service currently provided is acceptable.  $220,000 to $260,000 is anticipated from the Township Police Levy, if it passes.

Village Council Member Judy Berry points out Village parking fees should be anticipated for 2023.  Assuring that Resort Tax payments are made by businesses is being pursued with the State.

In summary, Mr. Cooper confirms the final agreement with the Village will be compared to an agreement provided by the County Sheriff.  The agreements, along with results from the Township Police Tax Levy ballot, will be used to determine the best way for the Township to proceed.  Mayor Dress stated no future Police Commission Committee Meetings are planned.

Reported by Put-in-Bay Property Association representative Kathi Spayde.

Autumn at Put-in-Bay Rekindles the Spirit

Autumn at Put-in-Bay is an uplifting and rewarding season.  While the hi-jinks of summer fade into memories, fall adventures kindle refreshingly new experiences.  Combine cooler temperatures, lower relative humidity, and the inspiring painter’s palette of colors and you will feel the rewards of a new season.

Photo by Cathy Domer

As summer colors fade into the pronounced shades of fall, remember to acknowledge the multitude of hues which negate the solemn.

 

Paul Laurence Dunbar captures the sentiment well:

Merry Autumn

It’s all a farce,—these tales they tell
     About the breezes sighing,
And moans astir o’er field and dell,
     Because the year is dying.
Such principles are most absurd,—
     I care not who first taught ’em;
There’s nothing known to beast or bird
     To make a solemn autumn.
In solemn times, when grief holds sway
     With countenance distressing,
You’ll note the more of black and gray
     Will then be used in dressing.
Now purple tints are all around;
     The sky is blue and mellow;
And e’en the grasses turn the ground
     From modest green to yellow.
The seed burrs all with laughter crack
     On featherweed and jimson;
And leaves that should be dressed in black
     Are all decked out in crimson.
A butterfly goes winging by;
     A singing bird comes after;
And Nature, all from earth to sky,
     Is bubbling o’er with laughter.
The ripples wimple on the rills,
     Like sparkling little lasses;
The sunlight runs along the hills,
     And laughs among the grasses.
The earth is just so full of fun
     It really can’t contain it;
And streams of mirth so freely run
     The heavens seem to rain it.
Don’t talk to me of solemn days
     In autumn’s time of splendor,
Because the sun shows fewer rays,
     And these grow slant and slender.
Why, it’s the climax of the year,—
     The highest time of living!—
Till naturally its bursting cheer
     Just melts into thanksgiving.