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A publication exclusively for the Residents & Businesses of Catawba Island Township

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The Humane Society has over well over 220 cats and 14 dogs and is a No-Kill, Non-Profit organization based solely on the support of Donations.

Can’t adopt? Can’t Volunteer? There are other ways you can help... Financial Donations, Foster a Pet, Volunteer to Walk the Dogs, Clean Litter Boxes & help at Fundraisers. The Humane Society is also in need of basics like Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Dish Soap, Dog and Cat Food, Treats, Litter and more. To volunteer, call 419-734-5191 today! Spot is a handsome black & white 7 yr old feline with a charming black spot on his nose. He’s a great outdoor cat. Looking for a new friend? He is too! Come visit him and his friends at the cattery very soon!

Deliliah is a 1 yr old short-hair black female. She was dropped off with three other siblings as kittens & is the last to find a home. She is very friendly & loves people!

Ashes is about 3 years old. She’s a chubby little tabby that loves attention. This wonderful cat is looking for a cozy new place to take long naps and receive lots of love.

August 8 Dogs & Suds Wash at Dubbert’s August 14 - 16 Yard Sale Buckeye Blvd. August 21 - 23 Yard Sale Buckeye Blvd. August 22- Marblehead Perch Festival September 9 BBQ & Bake Sale at WalMart September 25 - 27 Harvest Festival in PC

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Sunoco is a sweet girl that’s all black except for a white spot on her chest. She came into the shelter in 2007 after being rescued from a gas station. Visit soon! Wally is a handsome, fluffy fellow that loves to play! He was found in Port Clinton abandoned on the streets. Though he has an eye defect, it doesn't affect him one bit. Wally would love to meet you! This is a gal that’s full of frisky fun! Pepsi is a 1 yr old Tiger Male with striking gold eyes. Very cuddly & friendly. She gets along well with dogs and cats. Stop in to play with her soon!

The Humane Society of Ottawa County 2424 E. Sand Road, Port Clinton

419419-734734-5191 www.hsocpets.com Open Tue. - Sat. 12 to 5 Miss Piggy is a lovely little tabby with bright, curious green eyes and beautiful, thick fur. She is an adventurer and would love some summer fun. Ready to play?

These two rabbits were brought to us by one of our veterinary clinics. Both are very loving, black & white with soft fur. Come see!

Zoe is a velvety gray feline with yellow eyes and a pink nose. She is a very pretty cat! Zoe loves attention & knows how to get it… when you feel her silky soft fur, you’ll be more than happy to oblige! Venus is a 2 year old Tiger Female, polydactyl (extra toe on each foot). She loves tummy rubs and gets along well with other cats. She’s a little lover looking for a new home, is it yours?

Taxi is a gorgeous Tortie cat with unique checkered markings and a great personality. She is looking for a lap to snuggle into, is it yours?

Here’s a great tabby mix with orange stripes and brilliant white markings. He’s shy at first but warms up quickly especially if you wiggle a kitty toy around him! Come visit him soon! Sadly, Jane was violently thrown from a moving car in front of the shelter last summer! She is a fluffy little sweetheart that’s only 4 years young. You’d never know she had it bad; she’s a little lover!

Cammie came here summer of 2007. She is black and white with yellow eyes & a charming personality. She gets along with everyone! Come see.

On the Cover… Schraidt’s Farm on NW Catawba Road AJE

3 … Letter from the Press 4… Peach Season 6… Restaurants, Entertainment 7… The Arts 8… Police Beat 10… Township News 12… Fire Department 14… Real Estate 15… Local Story 18… Island Handyman 20… Around Town 22… Island Fun 23… Classified Ad 24… Horoscopes

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS Catawba Island Township: Police, Non-emergency 419-797-2422 Fire, Non-emergency 419-797-2424 Trustees & Clerks - 419-797-4131 Zoning Office - 419-797-4131 Maintenance - 419-797-2460 Ottawa County: Sheriff - 419-734-4404 Commissioners - 419-734-6790 Auditor - 419-734-6740 Treasurer - 419-734-6750 Building Dept.- 419-734-6767 Prosecutor - 419-734-6845 Recycling - 419-734-6783 Dog Warden - 419-898-1368 Emergency Mgmt - 419-734-6900 Regional Planning - 419-734-6780 Engineer - 419-734-6777 Schools: Board of Education - 419-732-2102 Middle School - 419-734-4448 High School - 419-734-2147 Utilities: Sanitary Engineer- 419-734-6725 Time Warner Cable - 888-6831000 Ohio Edison - 800-633-4766 Verizon - 800-555-4833 Columbia Gas - 800-344-4077 Other Numbers: Magruder Hospital - 419-734-3131 Post Office - 419-732-3322 Visitors Bureau - 419-734-4386 Chamber of Commerce 419-734-4386 ∞

August 2009 Dear friends, One year ago we didn’t know if the magazine was going to sink or sail… and we are cruising! And it’s all thanks to each and every one of you; our readers, advertisers, family and friends. We are THRILLED and thank you so much for making CI Magazine what it is today! Very special thanks, to my biggest supporter, my sweetie… Dave, Thanks for always believing in me and helping me in so many ways. I love u babe :o) Our Premiere Issue was titled “Forever Summer” and that really sums up how the last year of our lives have been like enjoying Catawba, even year round. Since many of you missed the Premiere issue, I am including our letter from it below. And as with the Premiere Issue, I dedicate our Anniversary Issue to my mom. I miss her a lot and know she’d be so proud of us. This month’s issue is filled with interesting stories and adventures on Catawba! Don Rhodes has an informative article on CI Peaches, local Bob Kyle’s shares his Catawba memories with us, Dave’s making Catawba Cornhole Boards, I share vintage literature on Byrneal Beach in the Real Estate section and so much more... so grab a cold one from the fridge and enjoy our anniversary issue! Cheers to one year! Thanks for reading! See you around town.

Dave & Andrea Elliott Catawba Island Press

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What a wonderful Summer so far! We have been having a blast!!

We had a blast at my sister, Liisa’s (yes two “I”s) Birthday weekend on CI and to PIB and back.

Congratulations to Hollie & Craig! Love u guys! What a beautiful wedding & amazing time in Cali...

Michelle, Starr & I ready to celebrate :o)

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Part 1 of 2 China to Catawba by Don Rhodes Through early Chinese writings from the 10th century B.C. we know the peach originated in China. It was considered a delicacy by Chinese emperors. Persians brought the fruit from China to the Greeks and Romans on the shores of the Mediterranean. The fruit spread through Europe and the French named it “peche”, the English named it the “peach”. Wilma, a relative of William C. Rofkar, next to the Peaches he named after her in 1911.

Some historians claim that the peach was brought to North America by Spanish explorers in the 16th century. Other historical sources credit horticulturist “George Menafi” for bringing the first peach tree from England to North America and planting them in his estate in Virginia. Native North American Indians traded and spread peach pits (seeds) and apple seeds, and planted them in their villages. The first maps of the Danbury peninsula, which included

most of Catawba at the time, locate and identify established Indian started “seeding” orchards prior to Whiteman’s settlements. Washington and Jefferson both experimented with fruit stock and planted peach and apple orchards on their plantations for their own use. The earliest commercial orchards were established on the east coast in Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey in the 19th Century.

When planted, a pit or seed from the fruit tree will not produce a true “parent” fruit. The Chinese developed the art of grafting fruit trees before 2000 B.C. A known variety, when grafted to a root stock, will ensure only that variety. The Chinese also cultivated peaches that were yellow flesh, white flesh, clingstone and freestone. In 1795, Nicholas Apperte, a French confectioner and distiller, won a prize of 12,000 francs which had been offered by the French government for finding a way to preserve food for Napoleons armies on the move. In the process the fruit glass storage jars were developed, which later became our first glass fruit jars. Mr. Apperte finally received his 12,000 francs in 1809. In 1858, John Mason, a tinsmith from New Jersey, introduced and patented a new threaded jar closure for the glass canning jar. This improvement made the preservation or canning process a little easier and ensured less spoilage, making a ready market for our local peaches. The first reference to fruit trees being planted on Catawba Island was in the early 1850’s, much later than neighboring locations.


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The major reason was that the northwest section of Danbury Township, which later became Catawba Island was the last of the Firelands to be settled due to the difficulty of crossing over the harbors and the fact that swampy Sand Road was underwater most of the time. The smaller acreage farms planted orchards of peaches, apples, pears and plums as they would not have been profitable in planting grains or raising cattle. In contrast history journals report fruit orchards already established in the Detroit area by 1803. Early records state that by 1877, there were 32,800 peach trees, 1,000 plumb trees and 10,500 grape vines already planted on Catawba Island. Mr. William C. Rofkar, son of Henry Rofkar, one of Catawba’s early German fruit growers, took pride in his 40 years of fruit growing. During that time, he developed four successful varieties of peaches; the “Wilma” in 1911, The “Salberta”, the “Lois” and “Flagrance”. In 1923, the “Florence” was exhibited at the Ohio State Fair. The peaches were named after family relatives. William Rofkar selected the best fruit of the mature parent tree, planted its’ pits and let nature take its course. He would cultivate the seedlings to maturity and see what Mother Nature had produced.

was introduced on the island in 1894 and multiplied rapidly. They found it could be controlled by spraying the tree lime, sulphur and salt solution through trial and error. Sprays and oils were developed by 1900. By 1900 the state of Ohio passed mandatory laws that all fruit trees had to

be sprayed and inspected to stop the spread of diseases. To be continued… Check out next month’s issue for Part Two of Don Rhodes story on Peach Season on Catawba. ∞

As a young boy, I can remember a small part of orchard at Sunnyside was planted with the “Florence”. However, the “Elberta” was the premiere peach variety for canning. Catawba’s pioneer fruit growers had to contend with many then unknown obstacles before the fruit could reach the market place. The science of pruning (trimming) the trees was trial and error, when to trim, how to form or shape the tree for quality and quantity. There were orchard diseases that attacked the tree and fruit. The major disease “San Jose Scale”

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Restaurants & Entertainment beds and trimming shrubs, Dave and I had worked up an appetite. We decided to walk up to the point to Dairy at the Dock for lunch since we had not tried it yet. A delightful walk along the lake took us past Pebble Beach and continued around the point past the ferry dock to Dairy at the Dock which is located right across from the north entrance to the Cliffs.

Dairy at the Dock, Catawba Island

We were surprised by the large selection of items on the menu. I ordered a perch sandwich with a root beer float. Dave ordered a Coney dog with chili and cheese along with a chocolate milkshake. Our food arrived promptly.

On a Sunday afternoon after a few hard hours of mulching our flower

My sandwich offered a generous proportion of perch with American

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cheese, crisp lettuce and a fine slice of fresh tomato. It was delicious! Dave’s Coney seemed to be longer than a foot and was loaded with his toppings. He loved the Coney but was disappointed by the imitation nacho-cheese sauce that topped it. He thought some good ole cheddar cheese would have made it perfect. As good as they were, we left our float and shake behind being too filled to finish them. Our lunch came to approximately $14 and well worth the venture. I was also happy to see many Catawba-themed items from burgers to sundaes. They also offer a doggie ice cream dish; vanilla ice cream with a dog biscuit. ∞

Relic of a Time Long Gone by Pat Bristley Have you ever driven or walked through Catawba Cliffs, and noticed a huge rectangular structure of limestone near the gate to N. W. Catawba Road? What you saw was a lime kiln that was only in business for about five years between 1850 and 1855. The lime kiln now has warning signs to tell people that it is unsafe to get near it because of possible falling stones. In the 1940s, when I was a teenager, friends and I often spent time at a cottage at Gem and Terrace Beach on Catawba Island. When we had nothing better to do, we took walks around Catawba Cliffs. I have several photographs of friends and I by that lime kiln. I entered one of the arches in the structure once, out of curiosity. The arch led to one of the furnaces in the lime kiln, that was used to make lime from limestone. Inside the arch was a huge round chimney-like affair that was one of the lime furnaces. Lime has been known from earliest times, since it is easy to produce. It was always used in mortar for building. It was also used in agriculture. The earliest descriptions of lime kilns differ little from the small-scale lime kilns that were built in the 1800s. The Catawba Island lime kiln was one such lime kiln. Because lime was a bulk product, it was often produced near small ports, so it could be transported by water. The lime kiln on Catawba Island was such a small-scale operation. It was near what was known as Ottawa City at Catawba Point.

and superintendent of the local lime industry, that consisted of a lime quarry, lime kiln, barrel factory, and possibly other buildings. By 1855, it was recognized that the local limestone was too impure to make good lime. The machinery was removed to another location. Now only the derelict lime kiln remains of Mr. James’ hope for a profitable business on Catawba. Two years ago I photographed several pictures of the Catawba Island lime kiln, planning to do at least one painting of it before it is gone forever. Several of the photographs turned out quite picturesque. One, of the roofless lime kiln office, I found particularly charming. The Catawba Island lime kiln seems a good subject for a painting. Strangely enough it reminds me of huge castles I have visited in England. Visiting Florida Artist inspired by Catawba Cliffs area Gregory Ehmann’s interest in art began at a young age in Toledo, OH and was nurtured while studying for three years under LeMaxie Glover. While under his tutelage he created several paid works of art on LeMaxie’s behalf. For 18 years, he produced uncounted art works and signage projects, including several themed-murals for Toledo’s River View Yacht Club. In 2001, he began studying painting

Indian Head Cliff by Gregory Ehmann

again in Cape Coral, Florida. Greg’s talent has resulted in many awards— in many Southwest Florida art exhibits. He is an active member of the Cape Coral Art League and the Pine Island Art Association. He’s been displayed in several Cape Coral area galleries and has shown in a number of local businesses. Since moving to Florida, his interest has been in water -related themes; however, he has been commissioned to paint numerous topics. Greg recently completed four of a series of six or more acrylics of the Catawba Cliffs area in Catawba Island, Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie. Stay tuned to Catawba Island Magazine for more information on the area’s newest artist. ∞

Mr. J. R. James, a New York City capitalist, in 1850 owned a large acreage of land near Catawba Point. He hired J. S. Dutcher as the builder

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Catawba Island Township

July 1st Two employees’ accidently collided their vehicles into each other in a parking lot on Wine Cellar. July 3rd A driver was pulled over for possible DUI on Twin Beach. The driver and his passenger appeared intoxicated and admitted to having left a local bar but denied consuming

any beverages. Driver was asked to take a field sobriety test. Nearby pedestrians assisted the driver in counting and were asked to stop interfering. The driver failed and was detained in the police cruiser. The passenger offered to drive the vehicle home but also appeared intoxicated and began arguing about the vehicle getting towed. The pedestrians also argued, became disruptive and were arrested for obstructing justice.

While the arrest was being made the detainee escaped from the officer’s vehicle but immediately caught. Driver was arrested for Marked Lanes Violation, DUI and resisting arrest. July 4th A Loud Party Complaint was made from a beach of a loud party disrupting others on the beach and skinny dipping. Jul 5th Purse found with $10 cash money, social security card, cell phone and other items found on side of road of RT 53 and Wine Cellar Road. Loud music complaint from Wine Cellar Road. A Golf Cart was pulled over and ticketed for Unsafe Vehicle after previously having been warned. A Fireworks Complaint in Eagle Beach and North Valley. July 11th A Call was received regarding a snake being on complainant’s property. Escorted snake back into wild. July 12th 7:30 a.m. A Caller from W Catawba Rd stated that there were two intoxicated subjects that were wandering on his property. Two subjects were found sleeping behind caller’s barn that had been previously arrested on Put-in-Bay that day. Subjects did not know how they got on Catawba. July 13th A Resident from Harbor Estates called stating that an unknown person sprayed her flowers with weed killer. July 14th An Suspicious Person was stopped on the roadway. Subject a


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POLICE CALL SUMMARY FOR JULY Total Count = 328 5 DUIs 1 Burglary 1 Theft from Car 3 Disorderly 6 Fireworks Complaints 6 Loud Music Party Complaints 4 Private Property Accidents 2 Non Injury Accidents 1 Hit and Skip Incident 7 Under Age Consumption

male from Wisconsin that was traveling to see both oceans. Subject stated he was from California and headed to New York by means of hitch hiking. July 15th A Road Rage Complaint was received about a Driver near the nursery on NE Catawba Road. A vehicle was observed speeding and braking heavily. Vehicle followed and found parked in Orchard Isle with no driver, newly damaged fender and an opened 30 pack of Busch beer in the vehicle. Owner said son borrowed vehicle. Vehicle towed by Don’s. Still under investigation. July 16th 3:12 a.m. A Call was received from Treasure lane regarding stolen vehicle. Owner stated her son took the vehicle to Sandusky to buy crack. Danbury found on vehicle on bay bridge. Road spikes use but vehicle continued. Chase continued around Catawba into a dead end where driver ran into wooded area. Officers took subject to ground, physical struggle took place and police pepper spray was deployed. Subject detained and sent to hospital, then to detention facility. Subject arrested for Driving Under Suspension, Vehicle Theft, Failure to Comply, Resisting Arrest and all on the Subject’s 40th birthday.

land to meet his wife said he was from California and had taken a bus to Kansas city to Dayton a year and a half ago. He was on his way to meet his wife in Canada. Police offered Subject a mental evaluation, he accepted and was transported to McGruder for evaluation and then to Toledo. July 22nd A Theft Call was received from a gift shop on Water Street. Five cartons of cigarettes were reported stolen. July 26th An Accident Call was made from Parcel Post. Traffic was stopped southbound when an SUV with a Jet Ski in tow didn’t stop quickly enough and swerved into north bound traffic hitting another vehicle head on causing the Jet Ski to project from trailer on to another vehicle. There were 3 vehicles, 2 subjects were life flighted, 2 transported to Firelands.

July 26th A Theft Call was received from the State Park where caller stated construction tools had been taken from his truck. July 27th An open Container ticket was given to the driver of a golf cart and the passenger was sited for Underage Consumption. A 19 year old Driver was pulled over on NW Catawba Road after being observed weaving. Driver tested a .109 BAC on the breathalyzer and was arrested for DUI, marked lanes violation and Underage Consumption. July 28th A Call was received regarding Disorderly subject and nude bather at Orchard Beach near the picnic area. Caller observed female undress and stated she appeared intoxicated. Subjects were asked to leave. ∞

July 20th Mental subject was reported on walking on the roadway with a look of defiance. Pedestrian stopped and said he was walking to Cleve-

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Towne at Gem Beach Condo project. Steve Lovitt, Gem Beach Marina, in attendance for United Way stating Gem Beach will hold a similar event as they did last year, an eight hour rock fest on August 15, 2009. Mr. Lovitt was asking for assistance from the Police and Fire and also asking if they could close a road and redirect traffic. This will all be handled with the police.

Board of Township Trustees Meeting Minutes – June 23, 2009 The regular business meeting of the Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees was called to order by Chairman William Rofkar at 7:30 p.m. on June 23, 2009 in the conference room. In attendance: Robert Schroeder, Gary Mortus, Dan Barlow, Reggie Langford, Matt Montowski, Pat Cerny, Rob Judge, Steve Lovitt and Scott Street. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Robert Schroeder made a motion to approve and pay the bills in the amount of $35,522.59 seconded by William Rofkar. All voted aye. A letter addressed to Mr. Jack Grummel, Gem Beach Marina with a copy given to Pat Cerny, from Ann and Tony Rumpf in regard to the Beach

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Robert Schroeder stated in order to enforce motorcycle muffler noise, signage must be placed as you enter Catawba Island Township. Newell Equipment had the lowest bid for the truck box package at $34,904.00 and there were some items not included and that brought the price up to $37,384.00 which is still low. There is some confusion with the plow package. This will be put on hold and the Trustees will rereview the truck specifications. Dan Barlow would like to see them proceed with the chassis. William Rofkar and Pat Cerny had a meeting with the State Auditor and had a preliminary review of the audit. William Rofkar also stated Mastermind did a road log for the striping program and the township is where it needs to be with the county engineer as required to be in the striping program. The drain in the Maintenance Department needs to be changed and a bid was received from Cuevas Construction for $5900.00 to replace the floor drain system. Motion approved. A bid was received from Kreimes Company for repairing the section of Sand Road near Rock Ledge Inn where the edges are crumbled and one driveway approach that is next to this for $1452.00. All voted aye. Meeting Adjourned.

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Board of Township Trustees Meeting Minutes – July 14, 2009 The regular business meeting of the Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees was called to order by chairman William Rofkar at 7:30 p.m. on July 14, 2009 in the conference room. In attendance: Robert Schroeder, Gary Mortus, Pat Cerny, Matt Montowski, Jack DeVore, Reggie Langford, Mike Prosser, Mrs. Kaufman and Dave Downing. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Gary Mortus made a motion to approve and pay the bills in the amount of $15,424.40 seconded by Robert Schroeder. All voted aye. Pat Cerny opened the sealed bid for the 2003 surplus police cruiser from David Downing, bid being $851.05. All voted aye. Mike Prosser, representing the Mon Ami, stated the Mon Ami would like to change the present sign on Wine Cellar Road and Route 53. It is a back-lit sign and you have to climb up to change the letters and they would like to replace it with a new message board sign that can be programmed from on the ground. Gary Mortus stated based on our zoning resolution and what has transpired with the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Resurrection Church, it would be hypocritical to allow this on the township property and he is opposed to this request as this would also set a bad precedent for the township. The trustees are all in agreement. Mike Prosser also complained about the motorcycles revving their engines at the Mon Ami coming in and leaving. The police will be put on notice.

Mrs. Kaufman is interested in a dog park for the area and spoke of one that she visits. There is a link on the Catawba Island Township Web page that you can e-mail in regard to dog parks. Gary Mortus stated an 800 radio needs replacing for the Police Department for a cost of $400.00. A police cruiser is close to 100,000 miles. Price is $28,042.00 from State Wide Ford and that is moving equipment over. Gary Mortus made a motion to purchase a new police cruiser from State Wide not to exceed $29,000.00 seconded by Robert Schroeder. All voted aye.

William Rofkar received a quote from Ken Gill Construction for removing the barn in the Nature Preserve for $2450.00, which includes taking down the barn, removal, disposal and leveling off the ground. All voted aye. Meeting adjourned. OCTA Meeting July 30, 2009 The Catawba Island Township Trustees hosted the quarterly Ottawa

County Township Association meeting on July 30 at the Catawba Island Township Administration Building. In attendance were Ottawa County Township Trustees and Fiscal Officers as well as the Ottawa County Commissioners and other elected officials. A light meal was served followed by a presentation from guest speaker Larry Fletcher, Executive Director of the Ottawa County Visitors Bureau. ∞

Gary Mortus stated the township would like to recognize and thank Jim Farris for the trash he picks up off the highway while he is jogging. The Speer Brothers have been working on Sand Road. The low spots have been cut out and blacktopped. They will also be grinding off the high spots. William Rofkar stated from the last meeting the low bidder did not meet bid specifications and it was tabled. Dan Barlow and William Rofkar have since then gone over the list point for point and compared the bid specifications with the low bid and there is no issue, they meet the specifications. William Rofkar made a motion to award Newell Equipment, the low bidder, the dump box and plow package. The base bid was $34,904.00, $2,480.00 of options, which brings the bid up to $37,384.00. All voted aye. William Rofkar made a motion to purchase 2010 International Chassis from Nollenberger Trucking through the State Cooperative purchasing program in the amount of $64,097.00 seconded by Gary Mortus. All voted aye. Gary Mortus and William Rofkar stated they would like to see a sealed bid on the truck that is being replaced.

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CIVFD Call Summary for July 2009 Fire

2 false alarm 1 vehicle crash

EMS 31 TOTAL = 34

The Catawba Island Volunteer Fire Department has a proud history of service to Catawba Island Township since 1948. Our department is comprised of a diverse group of dedicated residents who serves in a completely volunteer-based capacity towards the goal of professional and quality fire and emergency medical protection of our community. Because of this, our department can operate without billing residents for fire and EMS calls. On average, your fire department responds to approximately 300 fire and EMS emergency calls each year. We currently maintain a roster of 27 firefighters, 11 emergency medical technicians, and

several rescue divers and fire pump engineers. Most of these certifications have been earned by these individuals as a result of taxpayer funded education paired with pure ambition. However despite our strong numbers, we are always searching for qualified individuals to join the proud few who make up our membership. If you or a family member is a Catawba Island resident who wishes to explore the prospect of serving your community in an honorable and vital capacity, we hope you will consider joining the ranks of your fellow residents as a member of the Catawba Island Volunteer Fire Department. Beyond the satisfaction of serving one’s community, several other facets of membership continue to attract and retain members. Some of these include: •

Township funded educational

opportunities in the fields of fire and EMS •

Access to and training on some of the most sophisticated fire and EMS protection and response equipment available

Several annual social events for members and their families

Access to networking opportunities and resume building certifications

The opportunity to participate in our annual fundraising events

The pure privilege and honor associated with helping neighbors in need

If you are over 18 years of age, hold a high school diploma or GED, have a valid Ohio driver's license, and are without a criminal history, we would be pleased to consider your application to the Catawba Island Volunteer Fire Department. For a membership application or for more information call the Catawba Island Volunteer Fire Department at 419-797-2424 or visit our website at www.civfd.org. ∞


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Byrneal Beach - Summer Colony Development by Andrea J. Elliott The following excerpts were edited from vintage real estate sales literature from the archival library of Don Rhodes. Enjoy. Byrneal Beach, on the west coast of Catawba Island, is unique as a summer colony development. Its lots are large in size and few in number. Its improvements are high grade. Its development plan is skillfully drawn to promote residence tone. The property maintains the highest standard of quality. An ideal guided the platting of the property. Here, it was decided, should be built up a summer home center of the highest class for the accommodation of a small number of carefully selected families. The owner of the tract built the first home in Byrneal Beach for his own fami-

Vintage Photo of a Byrneal Beach Cottage


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lies use. He insisted that the neighborhood character be kept the highest throughout development. High quality and low prices form the unusual combination that introduced the subdivision to the public. Prices are materially below those of adjacent properties. Careful restrictions and maintenance provisions insure the entry of only that class of people that will harmonize in residential association. Response on the part of the public has been very generous. Byrneal Beach has 137 lots. Of these only 68 are left for sale this season. They are roomy lots ranging in width from 42 to 53 feet. The property is equipped with stone roads and is entered through an unusually picturesque rustic stone getaway. Lots in Byrneal Beach are offered as low as $900, the prices carrying with them full rights and part ownership in the community improvements and the great beach park that feature the property. The entire beach frontage has been dedicated as a park for the use of all lot owners. It has a beautiful sand bottom and a gentle slope out into the waters of the lake. It is equipped

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August 14, 1919 Hotel Victory on Put-in-Bay burned to the ground. It was the world’s largest wooden structure in the world when it was constructed in 1897. It contained, 825 rooms, a dining room with a 2,000 person capacity. The hundred acre property also featured a bridge, an electric fountain, gardens, a boardwalk to the lake and even an electric street car line with tracks to Put-inBay village. August 23, 1932 the Hotel Commodore on Put-in-Bay was destroyed by a fire. It was built as the Island House in the early 1860’s. It was later called the Perry House and then Beebe House prior to becoming the Commodore. ∞






$320,000.00 CIOTOLA B & E




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$62,000.00 WIDDERS N J & R A




$195,000.00 COWAN JOHN D & ASSOC


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Information obtained from the Ottawa County Auditor deemed reliable but not guaranteed accurate.

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with a fine band stand and pavilion. Plans are being made for the construction of a boat house with private facilities for all boat owners. ∞

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Memories... by Bob Kyle If you hadn’t visited or lived on Catawba before the late 1970’s, you may not have seen or have been aware of this impressive stone structure since it was razed about that time. It was located adjacent to the channel entrance to what is now Catawba Island Club on Moore’s Dock Road. On the night before the razing, Ruby Ann and I were having cocktails with friends just up the road from the house. It was dusk and the fires burning inside the Stone House were visible from all the windows. It looked like what I would imagine a bombed out burning building looked like during a war. It was one of the most depressing sights I have seen. The best years of my childhood, and of my brother’s, were spent living in that house. We moved there from the old farmhouse on West Catawba Road in 1949 when I was ten and Bill was 7. We moved out when I was a freshman in college.

The Old Stone House on Catawba Island 1946

into the lake to make way for a condo complex. The two story garage had four bays below and a caretaker’s apartment above. Ruth and Tice DeBoer lived there. The property was purchased just after World War II by my grandfather, Wm. M.

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The house was huge! The living room had 6 or 7 heavy beams in the ceiling all carved with scenes from the area’s early history. Each end of the beams featured a bust of an Indian chief. The massive fireplace would hold seven foot logs. Upstairs there were ten bedrooms – all numbered. Number four was our bedroom and number five our study room. The attic had a concrete floor and was high enough to play basketball. The house had been built as a clubhouse back in the twenties of native limestone with some walls two feet thick. It was said the house was built to last a thousand years. It would have, too, if it hadn’t been bulldozed

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rina – Catawba Marine Sales, Inc. – right after he returned from the war in the Pacific. So, we lived in this house for 8 or 9 years, my family living in the north wing, partitioning it off in the winter to conserve fuel oil. There was no insulation and those thick limestone walls could get cold. My grandparents had their rooms in the other main wing of the house and we all shared the main rooms. The grand-

parents spent most of the winter in Toledo, however.

Dad would have to send a power boat out to drag us in.

The marina, which was adjacent to the stone house property, grew rapidly and I was soon spending my summers working there, counting worms and cleaning rental rowboats. We still had plenty had of time to play. There was a small beach in front of the house and a jetty extending the channel. To the crib at the end of the jetty, we rigged a passable diving board. Dad had given us a Philippine outrigger dugout canoe that he’d carted all the way back from the Pacific on his ship. Bill and I spent many an hour in that outrigger canoe. We also frequently hung out at the “Beach Club” with summer friends, Wolfe’s, Clayton’s, etc. To get there, we would bundle our clothes and then swim on our backs across the channel holding the bundle over our heads. The sheeting was low enough in those days so that we could climb right over. We were real water bugs. We could swim from our beach to Moore’s Dock to use the diving board there, and once my friend, Art Wolfe and I swam to the black harbor buoy (green, now), one of us rowing our old Lyman rowboat while the other swam, and trading for the return. Art and George had a twelve foot Nipper sailboat and Bill and I did, too. We raced a lot and when we capsized,

We learned to water ski, and became quite good at it. At first we had a small flat bottomed aluminum skiff with a 15 horsepower Evinrude. We got so we could almost capsize that boat by skiing into hard turns. Later we had a 20 foot Lyman inboard with 130 horsepower. Now that was the perfect ski boat. We could really handle boats. One of my jobs was to bring our charter boats up to the fuel dock. We had a good charter fleet – the Bobby-K, Billy-K, Jennie-K, and the Bass-In-Net. Back home, we had another interesting job. The Stone House was fifty percent covered with ivy, which looked very nice, but it was a haven for birds’ nests – and therefore for hungry, egg – sucking snakes. Grandpa would have us climb ladders to jerk these nests out of the ivy. Good thing the snakes weren’t poisonous! In those days no one would guess that the Lake Erie Islands water snake would become an endangered species. On the warm days of spring and early summer, hundreds of these creatures would sun themselves on the rocks along our beach. Of course, they were our constant companions whenever we were in CONTINUED on the NEXT PAGE

An aerial of Catawba Marine Sales Inc. near Beach Club, Catawba Island 1946


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the water. In the winter, the beach was our launching pad for ice skating, kite skating, and Bill’s DN class ice boat. Once, the wind pushed the ice over our rocks and formed a pile of blue ice as high as the second story windows. This is not an exaggeration – I just checked with my mother, Jennie Kyle. We even rode on the ice as it slid upward and then skated down the ice hill before it broke off and shattered at the top. That may have been the winter we trapped a family of raccoons in one of the chimneys. We kept one very young raccoon as a pet – named Bobby Raccoon – what else? When he got older, he attacked. I can still show the scars on my hands. Bill was into trapping in a big way - mostly for muskrats, whose pelts he would scrape, stretch and sell. A prime pelt brought $3.00. Occasionally, Grandma Richards would remove the musk and stew the rats. Mmmm! The Stone House was a great party house. Our grandparents would have elaborate parties for the people at his bank. Our parents would have “house parties” for weekends in the fall. All their friends from Toledo would come stay the weekend. I remember that there was a lot of Manhattans and chili and that they had a whole pile of fun. I had my own big party New Year’s Eve during my high school senior year. We pushed the furniture aside in the main dining room and had great dancing on the hardwood floors. My friend, Ron Gulas and I loaded the fireplace in the living room with seven foot logs and had that fire so hot that no one could get within twenty feet of it.

or two without detection, we would get high marks for class unity. Otherwise, if we were caught, we would be hazed unmercifully.

on the sidewalks in Bucyrus thinking we may be arrested and thrown into jail for the night. It seemed preferable.

All twenty of us managed to “take off” to the Stone House ninety miles north of campus. We had a fine time until late the first night when the actives found us. They stormed the house, rounded us all up, and formed us into a “line up” right in that big living room. The hazing began….in my own house! What an indignity. We were made to go back to Delaware that night to begin cleaning the fraternity house floors with tooth brushes. I remember driving my car

Well, the Stone House was sold to the Harry Knorr family who later sold it to the Stouffers. Our family moved into a new house in Forest Park after my freshman year at O.W.U. in 1958. For years, we could look at the old house from the Marine Sales or pass it by going out the channel in a boat, and bring back all the memories, now, we have the memories and a few photographs, but no Stone House (and no Marine Sales). ∞

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wrenches. A final pass with a router to round off the sharp corners is a nice touch, but certainly not required. The materials to get the job done include: (1) sheet 4’x8’x½” plywood, (6) 2”x 4”x8’, (4) ½”x4” carriage bolts, (4) ½” fender washers, (8) ½” nuts, and a handful each of 1” and 3” deck screws. Plan a few hours to construct the boards and don’t forget to leave plenty of time to show off your creativity with a custom paint job and maybe even a decal or two of your favorite sports team. Once you have the best looking boards on the block, all that is left is the corn-filled bean bags. You

PHOTO ABOVE: Cornhole Boards made by Scotty B the Cornhole Man. PHOTO TO LEFT: Cody Glaser and Dave playing late night cornhole

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By Dave Elliott How about a project just for fun? There’s still plenty of summertime left and what better way to enjoy it than with outdoor lawn games! Croquet, Bocce Ball, Horseshoes, Badminton and even Lawn Darts are the usual summertime suspects, but a new arrival is quickly becoming a favorite of picnickers and BBQ masters alike. Cornhole is a delightfully simple bean bag toss game that plays much like Horseshoes sans the permanent sand pits and divots in the lawn. The sketch included within this article demonstrates just how easy it is to build your own set of cornhole boards.

The Island Handyman’s Instructions for making your own Cornhole boards are online at www.catawbaislandmagazine.com.

A few nice features of this design include fold-in legs for easy storage, integrated carrying handles, and best of all, it’s incredibly sturdy and completely regulation. After all, if you’re going to play, you might as well play right! The basic carpentry tools needed include: a circular saw, drill/driver, jig saw and a few


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websites describing how to make a nice set of regulation bags, but due to my lack of sewing skills, I decided just to buy a set. To acquire your set simply keep your eyes peeled and follow the signs. You know you’ve seen them around town, but you just never knew you needed cornhole bags. I spoke with two local entrepreneurs both on NW Catawba Road near Pittsburgh who beckoned us with their road signs. A nice set of bags will run about $30 and they also have some pretty impressive boards available for those who can’t wait to play—priced at $80 for an unpainted set with bags, and $50 for just the unpainted game boards. We hope you will have as much fun building your boards as we know you will have playing with them. Visit www.catawbaislandmagazine.com for additional information on building your boards as well as a link to official cornhole rules and regulations. As always we welcome your comments, stories and suggestions on our website and wish you the best summer ever! ∞ In our Premiere Issue Dave's first Island Handyman article was on building a picnic table… Here’s excerpts of his article. The entire article with photos, materials list and instructions with drawing are available free on our website at www.catawbaislandmagazine.com.

enjoy for years. By far my favorite design came from our local metropark. To this design I added a few of my own decorative and structural touches. [Complete Article online]

By Dave Elliott II Here we are in the heat of summer and it’s prime time for barbecues with friends and family. The 4th of July has come and gone but how about enjoying that Labor Day cookout, while showing off your carpentry skills, over a new state-park quality picnic table?

The project was fun to build and materials cost around $200.00 including stain. The result is a beautiful and functional table I can be proud to serve my guests on for years to come. We hope you will find this project as enjoyable for your family to build and use as we did. ∞

Let’s Get Started When I set out to build one for myself, I inspected and measured many different designs. I looked for a simple yet appealing design that I could

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County Board of Election. After verification has taken place then the candidate will then be place on the November's election ballot. ∞

Matt Montowski and family.

Montowski for CI Twp Trustee Matthew J. Montowski, Catawba Island resident in the 4th Voting Precinct of Catawba Island Township has pulled a Nominating Petition for Township Office. The election will be held November 3rd, 2009. The candidate desires the office of Catawba Island Township Trustee. The petition has been completed by the candidate and now a waits for signature verification from the Ottawa

Halupki Festival at Holy Assumption Church August 16th Its summertime and in Marblehead folks will soon smell the cabbage rolls a cookin’ and hear the lively sounds of polka music at the 53rd annual Halupki Festival. A celebration of Carpatho-Russian foods and culture is presented each year on the 3rd Sunday of august by Holy Assumption Orthodox Church on Main Street in Marblehead. The day’s activities begin with Divine Liturgy in the beautiful, historic church at 9:30 a.m.. The festival begins at 11:30 with the serving of their famous Halupki and ham dinners continuing until 2:30 p.m.. At 2:30 p.m., the international al a carte featuring halupki (cabbage rolls), pierogies, haluski (cabbage and noodles), kolbasi (sausage), pagach (pizza) and more. The entertainment gets underway at noon with a live polka band and dancing. The festival features refreshments, raffles and fun for the kids. ∞


less stress and a lower price tag than owning a single boat. There are no hassles to worry about like cleaning, maintaining, or storing as the dock master does all the prep and post work. There are no costs like dock fees, winterizing, insurance or trailers. Instead you spend your time simply having fun. Freedom offers several membership plans to meet a variety of boating needs. You will find that all memberships include unlimited usage at your home club as well as the opportunity to use each of the other 55 locations up to four times per year. As a member you will have unlimited reservations and you can book as many as four advance reservations at a time. Plus you can bring friends, family, guests, children, clients, and even pets on board. The first-rate NW Catawba Marina on Catawba Island is the home to the newest Freedom Boat Club. The marina is located directly on Lake Erie on the west side of Catawba Island and gives its customers quick access to the Western Basin. For mor e i nf or ma tion www.freedomboatclub.com

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The New Boat Club Concept In 1989, Freedom Boat Club launched the world’s largest members-only boating club. A simple alternative to boat ownership was created. Today, with the help of Freedom Boat Club, you don’t need a lot of time to enjoy boating. Your task is easy. Just get to the dock and there will be a boat waiting for you in the water.

Jewelry Trunk Show Benefiting Humane Society of Ottawa County August 13, 14, & 15th at GSE Jewelers, Port Clinton GSE Jewelers, Port Clinton, has gone to the dogs. To the cats too! A jewelry case is lined with dog and cat charms, created by a special vendor of GSE. A portion of animal charm sales made during the three day event will go to the Ottawa County Humane Society.

From one Sarasota, Florida location in 1989, Freedom has grown to 55 locations throughout the United States. Each location provides you with a fleet of boats that come with

The Charms for “HOPE” (Helping Orphaned Pets Everyday) presented are “Nice Doggies and Pretty Kittys”, “Best of Show,” and a sterling silver line including over 200 breeds

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listed with the American Kennel Club, as well as about 20 cat breeds.

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The charms range from $30 to a couple hundred, depending on what metal they’re made from. Pins and key chains are also available. “We can personalize the charm with spots and color markings free of charge,” Velliquette said. ∞

3rd Annual Appetite for the Arts The Jet Express warehouse will become a fine art gallery Friday, August 14th as the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council holds its 3rd annual Appetite for the Arts. The event will feature a casual, walkthrough atmosphere between the hours of 6pm to 9pm. The evening will feature fine art, theatre, dance and music along with food and wine sampling.

Pt Clinton’s Harvest Fest Returns September 25 – 27, 2009 Sunday: 8AM - 5PM Saturday: 10:00 AM 12:00 AM "A Party for the People by the people" Local restaurants "A Taste of Port Clinton", entertainment under the big tent, crafts and vendors line downtown streets. Sponsored by the Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce. ∞

The event is free and organizers are asking that those interested in attending call to receive an official invitation from the Arts Council. An invitation may be secured by calling either Lynn Majce at 419-341-3959 or Helen Arnold at 419-341-1980. A request may be emailed to portclintonappetite@yahoo.com. ∞ Fireplace Cooking Demonstrations at the Wolcott Keeper’s House Ottawa County Historical Society volunteers will be cooking tasty ‘fast CONTINUED on the NEXT PAGE

Gem Beach Rocks…. Again Gem Beach, Catawba Island August 15th, 2009 Gates open 11:00am • Bands begin playing at noon. Following the smashing success of the Gem Beach Rock 'n Roll Reunion last September, organizers and volunteers have worked hard to put together Gem Beach Rocks again. Last year an estimated 4,000 people made their way out to the sands of Gem Beach and helped raise $70,000 for the United Way in Ottawa County. In addition to all the amazing bands (Pumpin’ Ethyl, The Divide, Wally and the Beavs, Colin Dussault, Phil Dirt and the Dozers), food, beer and fun, this year, there will also be a Rockin' Rides Raffle featuring a grand prize Custom Golf Cart, provided by Drew's Custom Carts in Port Clinton, valued over $9,000. Second prize will be an electric

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food’ the old fashioned way at the Wolcott Keeper’s House in the future . The Wolcott Keeper’s House, 9999 East Bayshore Road in Marblehead. The House is open to visitors weekdays from June 1 through August 28, and 2nd Saturdays from 1-5, for the Lighthouse Festival October 10, and by appointment for groups. The next hearth cooking demonstration will be Monday, August 17. Visit our web site at www.thekeepershouse.org ∞

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August Island Horoscopes By: Starr “LEO the LION’’ Key Trait: “INGENUITY” The “Lion” can always find that ever-so-clever way to get what it thinks it deserves.

Virgo “Virgin” August 23rd thru September 22nd During August, it’s important for you to loosen-up, be more carefree & spontaneous, this will prove most healthy – mind, body, & soul!

The “Lion” is able to weasel its way out of almost any type of situation.

Libra “Scales” September 23rd thru October 22nd Work directly with someone you care about. You’ll be amazed at the good “family” feeling.

Leo “The Lion” July 23rd thru August 22nd August is a crucial period for you. You’ll need to pull back and do something differently.

Scorpio “Scorpion” October 23rd thru November 21st When you share your feelings with others this month, it will help them relate to you much better.

Sagittarius “The Archer” November 22nd thru December 21st Complete important tasks early this month. You need to readjust your finances. Capricorn “The Mountain Goat” December 22nd thru January 19th In August, your headstrong opinions may strike those around you as more uncompromising than imagined. Be sure to “Think”….Before you act! Aquarius “The Water Bearer” January 20th thru February 19th Many people will want something from you in August. Knowing when to pull back is most important. Pisces “Two Fishes” February 20th thru March 20th You’re obsessing over a past mistake. Stop being so hard on yourself. Analyze what you’ve learned from this experience & move forward. Aries “The Ram” March 21st thru April 19th This month, you’ll need to curb your possessive side to allow you to see someone for what they really are and not just what you want them to be. Taurus “The Bull” April 20th thru May 20th Take your time in August; it’s OK to be a slow-moving Bull, as minefields lay all around you. Gemini “The Twins” May 21st thru June 20th You may feel overwhelmed by what goes on in this hot summer month; try not to over react…Stay Cool! Cancer “The Crab” June 21st thru July 22nd In August, the “Crab” will be very busy with many activities & challenges, but the rewards will come along quickly. Just Believe! ∞


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