First and foremost, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you and yours have a fantastic holiday.
- Everyone is cordially invited to come to Sister Bay this weekend for the Capture the Spirit celebration. At 4:30 pm on Friday, Nov. 24, Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves will arrive downtown, and they will bring along their live reindeer, Dancer and Cupid. After lighting the village Christmas tree, Santa and Mrs. Claus will lead the kids to the library for storytelling and crafts. The fun continues on Saturday, as the annual holiday cookie-decorating event takes place 3 – 5 pm at the fire station. Many of the businesses in town will serve yummy holiday treats, and sales will be conducted throughout the weekend. The Friends of Gibraltar (FOG) Arts and Crafts Show will be also be conducted at the Village Hall. Don’t miss out on some fantastic opportunities to buy gifts for everyone on your shopping list!
- The Door County Visitor Bureau has invited all Door County residents and visitors to drop off new or gently used coats, sweaters, hats, mittens and other warm clothing as part of The Big Bundle Up campaign. The Big Bundle Up is a statewide collection program. All locally donated items will be distributed back to Door County residents in need. The Sister Bay drop-off site is located at 10668 N. Bay Shore Drive, (the SBAA Office), and items may be dropped off from 10 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday from Nov. 17 through Jan. 2.
- Speaking of the Sister Bay Advancement Association (SBAA), the folks in that office are busy working on their 2018 membership drive. Membership packets have been distributed to all active members, and new members are always welcome. The deadline for submission of membership materials is Dec. 1. If you have any questions regarding this matter, contact Louise, SBAA coordinator, at 920.854.3230.
- After 26 months of discussion, the members of the Sister Bay Historical Society Board of Directors have decided that there will be a second Door County gambrel-roofed barn at the Corner of the Past! The barn will house large and small farm implements, and will include display areas, office space, an archive storage area, work areas, restrooms, and a meeting room. A building fund has been established at the Door County Community Foundation, and donations can be made directly to that fund or to the Sister Bay Historical Society.
- All Sister Bay and Liberty Grove residents are encouraged to bring their personal historical photos as well as old documents, posters, historical print ads, ledgers and the like to the Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Library from 10 am to noon on Wednesdays through Dec. 6, 2017 for scanning and recording into the Historical Society’s new archival system. For further information regarding the scanning project, call Fred at 920.854.9247.
- A joint meeting of the Liberty Grove Town Board and the village board will be conducted at the Liberty Grove Town Hall at 5:30 pm on Nov. 27. The Plan Commission will also meet at 5:30 pm Nov. 28, and the Marina Fest Committee will meet at 6 pm Nov. 29. Both of those meetings will be conducted at the library on Mill Road.
For more information about upcoming Village projects or operations, call 920.854.4118 or visit sisterbaywi.gov.