“Dorothy in Wonderland” Coming to Put-in-Bay Town Hall

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Put in Bay Arts Council

Put-in-Bay Arts Council is proud to present the Junior Drama Society’s production of Dorothy in Wonderland on Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5.  The performance starts at 7 p.m. on the Town Hall stage.  Directed by Put-in-Bay school senior Tatey Kowalski, with assistance from Katherine Woischke, this play features the talent of 23 school students, grades 2 through high school.

You’ve seen Wizard of Oz!  You’ve seen Alice in Wonderland!  This comedy is a perfect mash-up of the two classics with all your favorite characters! Beginning with the final “Almost home” scene from Wizard of Oz, the characters are swept into a tornado only to fall down the rabbit hole to Wonderland. Can Dorothy, Scarecrow, Lion, and Tin Man join forces with Alice and the crazy Wonderland crew to defeat the Queen of Hearts? Come and find out! Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens. We hope to see you there!

Put-in-Bay Recognized by Arbor Day Foundation

Tree City USAPut-in-Bay, Ohio, has been once again named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, in honor of its commitment to the goals and principles of the Arbor Day Foundation.  Put-in-Bay achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements:  a tree board, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

Put-in-Bay‘s Arbor Day Celebration will take place at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 27,  2018. The Council of the Village of Put-in-Bay has allocated funds for Arbor Day expenses.  On Arbor Day, two bur oak trees will be planted in the Village Park.  A bur oak is a hardy choice for island’s rocky, shoreline soil.  Also on that day, a third tree, a chinkapin oak, will be planted in DeRivera Park by the Put-in-Bay Garden Club in memory of Danny French.  Members of the Village of Put-in-Bay Tree Commission are Lisa Brohl, Kelly Faris, and Kendra Koehler.

The Arbor Day Foundation is a million-member nonprofit conservation and education organization whose mission is to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.  Information is available at arborday.org.



Jury Verdict In: Cinderella Should Have Been Paid!

Put in Bay School Mock TrialPut-in-Bay School sixth-graders ran a mock trial on Thursday morning.  Proceedings were monitored by the Honorable Danita Gilbert Conway, Probate/Juvenile Court Magistrate of Ottawa County.  A magistrate is a licensed attorney in Ohio who is appointed by the Court to conduct hearings in a case, according to the Ohio State Bar Association.  Cinderella brought the case to court, alleging her step-mother and step-sisters forced her to do all the household chores without compensation.

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Cinderella, lovely plaintiff!

Fourth and fifth grade students served on the jury and reached a decision of 7-2 in favor of Cinderella.  Testimony by the evil step-sister, Gorgonzola, was the deciding factor.  Gorgonzola claimed hardship in having to pick up a shoe, although she was rewarded with earrings for doing so.

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The Prince testifies to his status!

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Jealous stepsister, bossy and spoiled!

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Evil Stepsister, Gorgonzola!

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Jury of Cinderella’s Peers

Put-in-Bay Fire Department Season Finale Pancake Breakfast

Put in Bay VFDPut-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department will host the last breakfast of the season on Sunday, 22 April 2018, from 8 a.m. – Noon.  Stop by the Fire Department and get some great food prepared by your firefighters! Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, French toast, eggs, orange juice, and coffee.  The fire station is located at 199 Concord Avenue.  PIBVFD thanks everyone for continuing support.

Lake Erie Islands Conservancy Springs to Action for Earth Day

On Sunday, April 22, the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy will hold an Earth Day walk at the Scheeff East Point Preserve. Meet in the parking lot at 10 a.m. to learn about spring arrivals of our summer residents–purple martins and tree swallows–with Paula Ziebarth. View the new Chimney Swift Tower purchased by LEIC member Karen Jennings and built by member Casey Carty. We will have garbage bags and buckets to clean up the shoreline from winter storms. We will also bring some binoculars for visitors to enjoy closer looks at our early arrivals.

After a walk and clean up, we will head to the Jane Coates Wildflower Trail for some invasive garlic mustard pulling and early spring wildflower viewing. Do your part to ensure that the Dutchman’s breeches continue to grow at the Wildflower Trail. Gloves and bags will be provided. Heineman’s winery will provide water.

Celebrate Earth Day and spring with us!

Lisa Brohl / Lake Erie Islands Conservancy

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