Interesting Island News – June 2021 Gazette

Interesting Island News – June 2021 Gazette

Thank You(s)! Dear Island Community, From the bottom of our hearts we'd like to thank everyone who has supported us through our time of need. The half marathon and fundraiser turnout blew us away. Huge thanks go out to the runners, bikers, bartenders, cooks, supporters and the entire Krueger family... More Information
July 2021, Put-in-Bay School News

July 2021, Put-in-Bay School News

School News By Steve Poe, Superintendent   Summer is a time for completing a long “to-do” list of maintenance projects. The list this year includes, but is not limited to: • Wax all tile floors • Shampoo all carpets, runners, rugs and furniture • Power wash building, clean all windows,... More Information
June 2021, Put-in-Bay School News

June 2021, Put-in-Bay School News

School News By Steve Poe, Superintendent   Congratulations to the graduates of 2021. This year's graduation ceremony was held at the Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial on Thursday evening, May 27th. Addressing this year's graduating class was Mr. Scotty Ferrell, a 1971 Put-in-Bay High School graduate. Graduates of the... More Information
May 2021, Put-in-Bay School News

May 2021, Put-in-Bay School News

School News By Steve Poe, Superintendent   Drop-off / Pick-up Procedures Spring is upon us and our students are anxious to walk or ride their bikes to school again. Please drive slowly and follow our drop-off / pick-up procedures to ensure the safety of our children. We would like parents... More Information
Interesting Island News – May 2021 Gazette

Interesting Island News – May 2021 Gazette

ODNR Hears Comments on Glacial Grooves Preservation The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) invited the public to learn more about upcoming efforts to preserve the glacial grooves on Kelleys Island and enhance the visitor experience. The virtual public meeting took place on Wednesday, April 21st. A National Natural Landmark,... More Information
May 2021, Library News

May 2021, Library News

What's Happening at Your Local Library?   Beginning May 1st our hours are increasing, including Saturday hours! - Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Tuesday & Thursday 3 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6th - Stay at Home Movie Night: "Babe"- Let us create a... More Information
April 2021, Put-in-Bay School News

April 2021, Put-in-Bay School News

School News By Steve Poe, Superintendent   Spring is upon us and our students are anxious to walk or ride their bikes to school again. Please drive slowly and follow our drop-off / pick-up procedures to ensure the safety of our children. We would like parents to please drop-off /... More Information
April 2021, Library News

April 2021, Library News

What's Happening at Your Local Library?   Library Hours: Through April 30th: Mon., Wed. & Fri. 2-5 p.m. • Tue. & Thu. 3-6 p.m. Beginning May 1st: Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. • Tue. & Thu. 3-7 p.m. All the same services will be available: Computers, Copies,... More Information
April 2021 Put-in-Bay Gazette – Listen to Larry

April 2021 Put-in-Bay Gazette – Listen to Larry

Thank You, and Thank You! By Larry Schrader First of all, I would like to thank the kind editors of "The Gazette" for honoring me as March's "Birthday-of-the-Month." I remain somewhat uncomfortable with the placement of the birthday announcement directly next to an advertisement for "Funeral and Cremation Services." But,... More Information
Put-in-Bay Lodging

Put-in-Bay Lodging

Put-in-Bay Resorts Put-in-Bay lodging is plentiful and the island is a great place to bring the family, party, or just hang out... but how do you choose where to stay when there are so many great options?  Hopefully, this blog can help you figure that out! When it comes to... More Information
March 2021, Put-in-Bay School News

March 2021, Put-in-Bay School News

School News By Steve Poe, Superintendent Put-in-Bay Schools recently received recognition from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence in Education Program. According to the EPA, this designation recognizes the “efforts to foster the student’s environmental stewardship creativity while also incorporating environmental and sustainable concepts into school curriculum.”  A... More Information
March 2021, Library News

March 2021, Library News

What's Happening at Your Local Library?   Beginning March 1st, while supplies last, we will have rock painting kits available to be picked up at the library.  Now that the weather is clearing, it’s time to paint rocks to spread the cheer around our island!  These kits will include a... More Information
A Day at The Bay

A Day at The Bay

Ever wondered what one day at Put-in-Bay looked like? Fortunately, we have you covered! We visited eight places, all in less than 24 hours. What does your perfect day at Put-in-Bay look like?  Miller Ferry First, we hopped on the Miller Ferry to get to Put-in-Bay. The ferry runs an... More Information
February 2021, Put-in-Bay School News

February 2021, Put-in-Bay School News

School News By Steve Poe, Superintendent Our National Honor Society members introduced two new projects this year! First, they collected handmade cards from our elementary and high school students for the "Holiday Cards for Our Military Challenge." These cards were sent to our military warriors abroad to boost their spirits... More Information
January 2021, Library News

January 2021, Library News

What's Happening at Your Local Library? A very special thank you to each one of you who have continued to support our library. Our Patron Appreciation event in December was well received. The beautiful individually wrapped sugar cookies handed out to our patrons were provided by Bakes by Boyeds. Also,... More Information
January 2021, School News

January 2021, School News

School News By Steve Poe, Superintendent "Your greatness is not what you have, it's what you give." This is a quote I recently heard and is appropriate for this time of year. For some people, giving may consist of material things, however, the most valued gift one can give is... More Information
February 2021 – Put-in-Bay Library News

February 2021 – Put-in-Bay Library News

What's Happening at Your Local Library? Computers are available for public use. We can make copies and fax. We continue to offer no contact events through Facebook and Zoom. Many activities have kits available for patrons to pick up. Check out these events for February: February 1st-12th: Blind Date with... More Information
Put-in-Bay Guide by Month

Put-in-Bay Guide by Month

We will be breaking down the highlights of each month here on Put-in-Bay. Each month brings something unique to the island. Put-in-Bay, Ohio is the perfect getaway no matter the time of the year! Learn about what each month and season brings to this amazing Lake Erie island. The winter... More Information
December 2020, School and Library News

December 2020, School and Library News

School News By Steve Poe, Superintendent What can we say about this last month of 2020? Will we be glad when this year is done? How will we remember the year of 2020? The year 2020 began as usual until we heard news about a Covid-19 virus in late February.... More Information
December 2020, Listen to Larry

December 2020, Listen to Larry

By Larry Schrader News, Views and Comments from a South Bass Cottager... Here I sit, gazing out the window from our mainland home. It has been a month since I left the cottage, locked, cold, alone, waiting for the next season; my trusted Summer friend, wondering, like me, what the... More Information
The Perfect Night on the Town in Put-in-Bay, Ohio

The Perfect Night on the Town in Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Put-in-Bay is known for its history, family- attractions, and more but when the sun goes down the nightlife on Put-in-Bay comes alive! With over 25 bars on the island, you are sure to have the time of your life. Lake Erie is the perfect backdrop for a night of fun.... More Information
November 2020, School News By Steve Poe

November 2020, School News By Steve Poe

School News By Steve Poe, Superintendent It is hard to believe we have already completed a quarter of the school year. Our students have adjusted well to social distancing, wearing masks, and washing/sanitizing hands. Communication between the school and parents has been good, and students are staying home when running... More Information
November 2020, Listen to Larry

November 2020, Listen to Larry

The following piece is published in this month’s Put-in-Bay Gazette. The Gazette has been producing incredible independent Put-in-Bay island news for over 40 years. If you have any interest at all in what is happening on South Bass Island, we urge you strongly to subscribe to the Put-in-Bay Gazette. One-year... More Information
Getting Around Put-in-Bay

Getting Around Put-in-Bay

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Getting Around Put-in-Bay When you come to visit Put-in-Bay Island you have several options when it comes to moving around the island. You can walk, ride a bike, bring your car on the Miller Ferry, or take a taxi... but by far the most common way to get around... More Information
Winter at Put-in-Bay

Winter at Put-in-Bay

Put-in-Bay: A Winter Wonderland During the hectic months of May through October Put-in-Bay is busy and the island hotels are packed.  As visitors from all over the world come to see what the Naka Noi Island has to offer, they will not see what Put-in-Bay is like during the winter... More Information
October 2020, Listen to Larry

October 2020, Listen to Larry

The following piece is published in this month’s Put-in-Bay Gazette. The Gazette has been producing incredible independent Put-in-Bay island news for over 40 years. If you have any interest at all in what is happening on South Bass Island, we urge you strongly to subscribe to the Put-in-Bay Gazette. One-year... More Information
September 2020, Put-in-Bay School News

September 2020, Put-in-Bay School News

School News By Steve Poe, Superintendent This school year will begin like no other. Who would have guessed we would have everyone look into a screen to take their temperature upon entering the building, have everyone wear a face mask, and one of the first lessons teachers may teach would... More Information
September 2020, Listen to Larry

September 2020, Listen to Larry

The following piece is published in this month’s Put-in-Bay Gazette. The Gazette has been producing incredible independent Put-in-Bay island news for over 40 years. If you have any interest at all in what is happening on South Bass Island, we urge you strongly to subscribe to the Put-in-Bay Gazette. One-year... More Information
Algae Bloom Predicted to be Smaller than Last Year

Algae Bloom Predicted to be Smaller than Last Year

The following piece is published in this month’s Put-in-Bay Gazette. The Gazette has been producing incredible independent Put-in-Bay island news for over 40 years. If you have any interest at all in what is happening on South Bass Island, we urge you strongly to subscribe to the Put-in-Bay Gazette. One-year... More Information
Season 2020! What a Ride!

Season 2020! What a Ride!

The following piece is published in this month’s Put-in-Bay Gazette. The Gazette has been producing incredible independent Put-in-Bay island news for over 40 years. If you have any interest at all in what is happening on South Bass Island, we urge you strongly to subscribe to the Put-in-Bay Gazette. One-year... More Information
Perry’s Cave: An Adventure For The Whole Family

Perry’s Cave: An Adventure For The Whole Family

Everybody knows about all the fun things for adults to do at Put-in-Bay, but our little island is also one of the best kept secrets for a family vacation. There's nowhere better in Ohio to bring the little ones for a quick getaway. There are a number of amazing spots... More Information
Getting Your Boating License 101

Getting Your Boating License 101

So you want to get your boating license! Did you know that having a drivers’ license has nothing to do with being able to legally operate a boat? The Ohio law requires anyone born on or after January 1, 1982, to successfully complete a boating education course, or proficiency test,... More Information
Top 11 Places Everyone Loves on Put-in-Bay

Top 11 Places Everyone Loves on Put-in-Bay

This article covers 11 places that everyone loves on Put-in-bay Ohio. However, this article does not cover all the things to do in Put-in-Bay. Visit putinbay.com for a more extensive list of Put-in-Bay attractions on the island! Head to the Miller Ferry in Catawba and get ready for some island adventures! 1.... More Information
Airbnb Put in Bay and Beyond

Airbnb Put in Bay and Beyond

Airbnb Put in Bay has quickly become a popular way to stay on South Bass Island.  Users like the ease of use, an enormous amount of listings and the crowd sourced accountability.  However, guests should be sure to always check with the Put-In-Bay Hotels and Home Rentals DIRECT, as this is often... More Information
Different Ways People Misspell “Put-in-Bay”

Different Ways People Misspell “Put-in-Bay”

Different ways to spell Put-in-Bay People like to spell Put-in-Bay many different ways. We're not sure what it is about the islands name that's so hard to get but we sure do get a kick out of seeing some of the different variations! Whether it's simple typo's or conspiracy's about... More Information
Put-in-Bay Campground Fun

Put-in-Bay Campground Fun

Put-in-Bay Campground Fun: An Island Adventure Awaits Put-in-Bay, Ohio is known for attractions like sightseeing from the observation deck of Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, Perry's Cave, and the Put-in-Bay Winery. The Lake Erie Islands have long been known as Ohio's best summer getaway destination.  Put-in-Bay Island is full of... More Information
The Island Club Home Rentals

The Island Club Home Rentals

The Island Club Home Rentals South Bass Island, more commonly known as Put-in-Bay, Ohio, is home to many different vacation rental homes located all over the island. With so many Put-in-Bay rentals to choose from, we are here to tell you the story of the history of Island Club Rentals and... More Information
Put in Bay Hotel | Fab 4

Put in Bay Hotel | Fab 4

Put-in-Bay Hotel choices range from fun and bustling with a downtown location near the nightlife, to a lakefront lodging located directly on Lake Erie.  When you decide to have a Lake Erie Islands getaway, this list is clutch in finding the very best Places to Stay on South Bass Island.... More Information
2020 Lake Erie Fishing Report

2020 Lake Erie Fishing Report

QUICK LINKS: 2020 ODNR Fishing Changes - 2020 ODNR Fishing License Rates - New 2020 ODNR Catch Limits   As our April visitors can attest, fishing is a huge part of of Put-in-Bay's early season popularity. The Ohio's Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) says the Lake Erie fishing report outlook... More Information
Put-in-Bay Jobs: Working at the Bay!

Put-in-Bay Jobs: Working at the Bay!

Many summer jobs are available each season at Put-in-Bay.  It is a great place to work for young college students looking for extra cash and a good time. Apart from earning an income, Put-in-Bay employees will the chance to meet co-workers and thousands of visitors for all over the world.... More Information
2018 Bash on the Bay With Rascal Flatts

2018 Bash on the Bay With Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts headlined the 2nd annual Bash on the Bay music festival. Roughly 10,000 people flocked to the Put-In-Bay airport to enjoy live entertainment from music’s very best. The Rascal Flatts memorized concert-goers with hit songs like “Yours If You Want It” and “What Hurts the Most”. Put-In-Bay was packed... More Information
Lake Erie named the Coolest Lake in Ohio

Lake Erie named the Coolest Lake in Ohio

UPROXX recently published their list The Coolest Lake in Every State In America For Summer 2019. They acknowledge that you don't need a pool or an ocean in the hot summer months, you just need a lake. Noting that "going to the lake is the ultimate (and accessible) fun in... More Information
The Original Put-in-Bay Island Club Fall Ball Party & Wine Fest Weekend

The Original Put-in-Bay Island Club Fall Ball Party & Wine Fest Weekend

The Weather Looks Great for the Original Official Island Club Fall Ball Weekend & Wine Fest! October is one of our best months at Put-in-Bay for weekend festivities! We kick it off the first weekend of October (4-6, 2019) every year with one of the biggest and the best... The... More Information
What You May Not Know About Put-in-Bay

What You May Not Know About Put-in-Bay

Things You May Not Know About Put-in-Bay: It’s Home to People like You and Me First, Put-in-Bay is a village located on South Bass Island. The population is just under 150 people. Majority of those people are full-time residents who are on the island year-round. Yes, that includes the winter!... More Information
Unofficial Official Put-in-Bay Ohio Opening Weekend!

Unofficial Official Put-in-Bay Ohio Opening Weekend!

Wow! It's hard to believe but Put-in-Bay is now open for 2019! This weekend is the Unofficial Official Put-in-Bay Ohio Opening Weekend. It may well be the most exciting weekend that we have had in a long while! Frosty Family Pizza Night, Mr. Ed's Pajama Jam Party, Reel Bar Grand... More Information
2019 Lake Erie Fishing Report

2019 Lake Erie Fishing Report

Fishing is a big part of Put-in-Bay attractions and the Ohio's Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) says the Lake Erie fishing report outlook appears excellent after a record walleye harvest in 2018. According to ODNR's Division of Wildlife, Lake Erie anglers have the chance to experience excellent fishing opportunities on... More Information
South Bass Settlers:  Put-in-Bay After 1812

South Bass Settlers: Put-in-Bay After 1812

South Bass Island, which is also known as Put-in-Bay, is a magnificent tourist destination. Put-in-Bay is one of the Lake Erie Islands, and visitors come from all over the globe to explore its wonders. First-rate island establishments make guests' stays unforgettable. Put-in-Bay After 1812 through the present day has changed greatly.... More Information
The Put-in-Bay Monument: Victory, Peace, and Passion

The Put-in-Bay Monument: Victory, Peace, and Passion

When approaching Put-in-Bay, one of the most famous Lake Erie Islands, a magnificent structure captivates the eyes.  352-feet tall and hearkening back to Ancient Greece, the Put-in-Bay Monument stands as a beautiful testament to Ohio’s rich history. “Monumental” Details The Put-in-Bay Monument, which is officially known as Perry's Victory and... More Information
Put-in-Bay to Host Kid Rock in 2019!

Put-in-Bay to Host Kid Rock in 2019!

UPDATE - Jan 1, 2019: All lodging for Kid Rock is sold out and all concert tickets are supposedly sold out as well. Get on our waitlist by submitting your name and email with a request to "add me to your Kid Rock waitlist" at https://www.islandclub.com/contact. The 2018 Bash at... More Information
Put-in-Bay Miller Ferry is Open for 2018!

Put-in-Bay Miller Ferry is Open for 2018!

The Miller Ferry and Put-In-Bay Lodging is officially open for the 2018 season! The long hard winter is behind us and the Miller Ferry left the dock at 2pm this afternoon, April 3rd. With great fanfare, th ferry is making its maiden journey for the season. Islanders and visitors alike... More Information