Sister Bay Buzz: Construction and Development Update

By Zeke Jackson, Village Administrator

First of all, I’d like to wish all the moms out there a very Happy Mother’s Day!

  • I’m very excited to announce the preliminary development plan for the big empty lot on the corner of Bay Shore Drive and Mill Road has finally been approved. There are seven buildable lots and a number of public parking areas on the property. If anybody is interested in purchasing one or more of those lots please give me a call at 920.854.4118.
  • Margot Warch, who served as Lawrence University’s “First Lady” for 25 years and was a member of the Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Library Commission, recently died at the home of her son in St. Paul, Minn. A celebration of her life will be held in Door County at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Warch Family Scholarship Fund c/o Lawrence University, 711 E. Boldt Way, Appleton, Wis., 54911.
  • The Village-Wide Rummage Sale will be conducted on May 21, and from all accounts there will be a number of sale sites in and around Sister Bay. The rummage sale map will be available at a number of local business establishments as well as the Sister Bay Advancement Association Office at 10668 N. Bay Shore Drive, and will also be accessible on the village website,

Road construction in Sister Bay is expected to be completed on May 27. Photo by Tad Dukehart.

  • Work on the Bay Shore Drive Reconstruction Project is going full steam ahead. The guys from the DOT, REI Engineering and Vinton Construction are hard at work, putting the downtown back in good order so things are ready for the summer season. Lots of folks have been giving the guys “thumbs up” signs as they travel along the detour route. Thanks for doing that. Those guys put in really long hours and work very hard, and they should know that we appreciate all their efforts.
  • There will be an exciting new event conducted in the village on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. A car and motorcycle show will be held at the Country Walk Shops. Antiques, classics, muscle cars, rat-rods, motorcycles and trucks are all welcome, and Charlie Henriksen promises that everybody who attends the show will have a great time. Spectators will be admitted to the show grounds for free, and the show participant entry fee is $5 at the gate. The Sister Bay Lions will sell food and drinks. To register, email [email protected]. In addition to the car show there will be a Boardwalk Sale at the Country Walk Shops on the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Thanks to show sponsors: Rayanne, LLC, the Piggly Wiggly, Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant and Butik, Northern Grill & Pizza, the Garage @ Husby’s, The Church Hill Inn, Fred & Fuzzy’s, Thomas-Pfeifer Insurance, Sub Express, Klaud’s Kitchen and Innovative Printing, LLC.
  • The Sister Bay Historical Society is looking forward to another exciting season and invites everybody to enjoy a spaghetti dinner and presentation by Greg Casperson and Gene Sunstrom at the Village Hall on May 12 at 5:30 pm. Greg and Gene will take you on an interesting journey through Sister Bay as they present stories from village residents through the years. This is a free event but donations are welcome. If you have any questions, call Fred Johnson at 920.854.9247.
  • If you want to receive copies of agendas for any upcoming village meetings, provide your name and email address to the folks in the village office. Agendas and packet materials can also be accessed on the village website.

If you have any questions about upcoming village projects or Village operations please don’t hesitate to contact me. I can be reached at 920.854.4118, and my email address [email protected].


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