Kelleys Life 2021


Kelleys Life 2021 May - New mascot of Kelleys Life – Kelley the teddy bear. The Fire Dept. discusses various ways to get emergency water to outlying areas after a devastating fire on Long Point. Jayne Deer writes about camping on the Island and the Burley Knob Society. Jeni & Cindra plan another Make-A-Wish swim. Chamber Update: Islandfest is cancelled and the reasons why. The Chamber partners with the Pollinators & Partnerships Project. A list of events. Chamber office must move by April 15. Photo contest. Jordan is involved in several other organizations to promote Kelleys Island. Chamber meetings will be virtual. KILA Korner: Activities, events, and projects. Author Zachery Chopchinski selected for Writers on the Moon project. Update from the Parsonage Resale Shop. Abbey and Rodney Rosado added the Monarch Winery to the Butterfly Box. Jack Wade writes about exploring Texas. Donniella Winchell writes about the shapes and colors of wine bottles. Serving Our Seniors explains their handyman program. The KI EMS (with photo) provides an update. KI Police Dept. updates events, K-9 officer Dundee thanks everyone for donating to the K-9 fund and expected enforcement issues. The KI History Museum opens May 15 and shares a recent donation of a vintage photo album. Ben Elfers to be featured on its first oral history display. Camp Patmos prepares for camp. Photos from the Field Station Camp. KI Audubon shares news and the Nature Camp application. Obit for Kenneth Reddinger. A history of this Island’s cemetery. Dale Olson writes about keeping bees.


Kelleys Life 2021 Mar-April - Islanders get COVID shots. Annual Easter Egg Hunt. From the Mayor’s Desk: Thanks to various people. The Parsonage update. The KI Brewery shares updates on their scavenger hunts and products. Chamber update. The Curilla Preserve now has trails and interpretive signs. KI History Museum– Leslie Korenko receives award and history blog has additions. KILA shares event list and info on KILA card for members. Robby Quinn sets up schedule to deliver takeout food to Islanders. Make-a-Wish 2020 swim and Poker run raised $20,200; July 31 is next event. Police Dept 2020 Report, Shawn Craig became Chief in 2014, Community Public-Relations and staffing challenges. Camp Patmos plans to begin summer camps and retreats again, and some major improvements are in the works. Serving Our Seniors has a Handyman Program for seniors. Mid February Ice party held at the West Bay. EMS plans upgrades and new programs and info on Doc2Go. The Field Station receives Hancock-Wood grant for nature camp supplies. Update on the seed and pollinator programs. Nature Camp application form. Update from the Zion Church. Obits: Stuart Humphrey, Richard “Dick” Schwab, Ann Sennish, Nancy Taylor. Life in the Winter on KI – Part 1, Travel over the Ice in 1874.


Kelleys Life 2021 Jan-Feb - The annual park lighting and a photo of those who decorated the park. From the Mayor’s Desk: MetroHealth, Russ Maust selected as EMS Director, the Village secured a $60,000 Cares Act grant. The Carolers: Dave Sellers, Jim Erne, Chuck Poston, Sam Beaty, Bob Maier, Eric Longbrake, Scott Smith, Scott Shaull and Knut Lahrs visited 14 homes. This is the 22nd year for this group originally formed by Bob Behlen. Chamber update and event dates. Report from the KI Brewery. EMS News – looking forward and thanks to Sharon Devine and Bernie Koshla (both now retired) and thanks to Island businesses like the Island Market which raised $3500. KI Landowners Assoc. event dates. Dawn & Chris Gore welcomed grandchild Sydney-parents Kate & Joe Sears. Liam Neu graduated from the KI school. Christmas bird count: Tom Bartlett reported they found 80 species and 40,992 individuals over the four islands (most of those were starlings) and quite a few rare birds. 24 Bald Eagles were observed on the islands. Northern Bartlett also reported 2020, the 18th season of owl research, banding 174 northern saw-whet owls and 7 screech owls over 46 nights. The KI History museum blog featured the Titus Road statue, stone fences, the Influenza epidemic of 1920 and the Island’s telegraph cable. A featured donation was a lovely Free No. 5 treadle sewing machine c1913. The Parsonage Resale Shop plans for an exceptional Valentine’s Day shopping experience. The KI school running club raised money for the Field Station. Obituaries: Joan Chopchinski, Sandra Lee Sun Smith, Shirley Jane (Seeholzer) Schreiner. Read all about a New Year’s celebration and wedding from January 1861.