By Zeke Jackson, Village Administrator
- I know I sound like a broken record, but it simply cannot be said enough – the holiday decorations and lights in Sister Bay are absolutely beautiful! If you haven’t been up here yet, put it on your “must do” list. I guarantee that you’ll be pleasantly surprised. This year’s newest addition, “The Tunnel of Lights,” is phenomenal, and there’s even a special letter to Santa mailbox situated on “Candy Cane Lane,” which is on the corner of Mill Road and N. Bay Shore Drive. Santa’s elves will try to respond to every letter that contains a return address.
- Lots of shops and stores are still open in Sister Bay, and there will be tons of holiday sales and activities going on for the entire month of December.
- 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. This 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.
- The Northern Door Children’s Center is introducing its “Change a Child Forever: Support Excellent Early Childhood Education” Campaign. Represented by a gold ribbon, the campaign is designed to raise awareness of the importance of high-quality early care and education programs in the healthy development of young children. Executive Director Cindy Trinkner-Peot, recent winner of the Outstanding Service Award from the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association, stated, “Our aim with the Gold Ribbon Campaign is to bring this issue to the attention of families and community members, not just in Door County, but across Wisconsin and the rest of the country. Both individual families and communities can educate themselves and demand the highest level of quality in the early care and education their children receive. We know that a quality program can positively influence the lives of young children during the most critical time in their development as human beings, from birth to age five.” Interested individuals, organizations and businesses are invited to show their support for excellent early childhood education by making a tax-deductible donation to the NDCC. NDCC employees also have ribbons and information to share. For more information, call 920.854.4244, email [email protected], or visit northerndoorchildrenscenter.org.
- The Sister Bay Ice Rink and Sports Complex is gearing up for an active winter season of outdoor fun. Ice Rink Manager Joe Baldarotta guaranteed that if the weather cooperates work will commence on flooding the rink as soon as possible. To check on the status call 920.854.7014.
- The Sister Bay’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks Extravaganza will take place at the Sports Complex. This family event starts at 8 pm. This year’s fireworks show will be much bigger and better than last year’s.
- Mark your calendars for the Door County Short Film Fest, which will be conducted in the Village Hall on Feb. 17 & 18. More information will be provided as soon as it’s available.
- Birthday wishes are extended to the Utilities Department’s very own Bob Lang, whose special day is Dec. 23.
If you have any questions about upcoming village projects or operations please don’t hesitate to contact me. I can be reached at 920.854.4118 or [email protected]