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TOP LEFT: Several island children posing for a nativity scene image that was used as inspiration for another illustration by Grant and Jodie McCallum (seen on page 14). TOP CENTER: Billy Market captured this amazing fall sunrise over Miller Boat Line’s M/V Islander on Nov. 24th. TOP RIGHT: In November, all four Jet Express ferries were taken out of the water and docked on the boat line’s dock in Port Clinton for the winter. All four vessels will have maintenance work done, be painted and upgraded. BOTTOM LEFT: Carol and Rich Roberts enjoying the Island Hardware Christmas Party on Nov. 6th. BOTTOM CENTER: Justine Cultice posing with her 20 foot tall snowman in front of her home off Put-in-Bay Rd. Christmas decorations are starting to pop up all over the island! BOTTOM RIGHT: Simona Michael and Heidi Ladd helping the Rec Committee put up Christmas lights on the DeRivera Park fountain on Nov. 16th. Don’t miss the official Christmas decoration lighting on Dec. 3rd around 5 p.m.

A Few Great Island Gift Ideas

Lake Erie Islands Conservancy 2022 Calendars and Other Gift Ideas
Looking for a special island holiday gift? The Lake Erie Islands Conservancy has beautiful 2022 calendars available with photos of preserves by island photographers Susan Byrnes, Kelly Faris, Elizabeth Heineman, Emmie Shook, Liz Sweitzer and Brian Alford and eco-tips by Paula Ziebarth and Lisa Brohl. The calendars include a schedule of eco events for 2022. Thanks to Michelle Pennington and Susan Byrnes for great layout! To get your copy, you can pick it up at the Island Hardware Store on South Bass or contact Lisa Brohl at 419-366-2087 or at leiconservancy@gmail.com. The price is $20. In order to have it shipped to you, add $2.
There are also new Conservancy t-shirts in black, blue and moss as well as Middle Bass Music Fest beverage cozies for stocking stuffers. We still have winter bird seed available as well as island grape jelly and homemade apple butter available to island customers. Consider a Conservancy membership or donation to our Land Protection Fund for a gift that keeps on giving into the future! Visit www.lakeerieislandsconservancy.org for more information.

Heineman Wine
Heineman Winery can UPS wine right to your door for the holidays. Heineman’s now ships to 38 states. Check their website for details. Enjoy your favorite island wines in the comfort of your own home. Their Island Chablis is a medium white blend, light and fruity with citrus notes. Sounds and tastes like summer in a bottle! They also just added Sweet Belle back to their line up. Sweet, medium, dry, red, white and blush, they have some of them all, plus 2 kinds of grape juice. Try some of their Ice Wine, the perfect dessert wine for any dinner. Look for more flavors to be bottled. Go to HeinemansWinery.com for more information.

Gift Subscriptions to the Put-in-Bay Gazette
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Ferry Tickets and Passes
Gifts of either Miller Boat Line or Jet Express tickets or season passes are a great way to put a smile on someone’s face during the holiday gift-giving season. Tickets and season passes not only save you money, but also time by letting you bypass the lines at the ticket booth. See the Miller Boat Line and Jet Express ads in this issue for more information.

Goat Gift Certificates
Scott and Caroline Jackson from the Goat are wishing everyone a Merry Christmas with a special gift card bonus. Buy a $25 Goat Gift Certificate for $20. You can buy as many as you want by calling Pinky Batt at (419) 341-1328, and he will arrange to get them out to you.

Play Ball! Makes a Great Gift
“Play Ball!,” the book of the late Woody Widmar’s poems Susan Byrnes put together as a fundraiser for the new Harvest Scholarship Woody wanted to establish for island students. Along with many of Woody’s island poems he wrote monthly for the Put-in-Bay Gazette are photos Susan has taken around the islands as a professional photographer. See the “Play Ball!” ad located to the right for information on how to order a copy of the book.

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