By Zeke Jackson, Village Administrator
Sister Bay’s Freedom Celebration on July 8 was a huge success. Thanks to the generosity of the folks at CHOP, Lure and Pasta Vino, a fantastic fireworks display took place over the bay at dusk, and throughout the day Waterfront Park was transformed into a really cool play area. The Sister Bay Lions sold brats, burgers and beverages throughout the day, and the proceeds from all festival activities will be used to help defray medical costs for Jim Hirschmiller, a village employee who is currently battling cancer.
- Concerts in the park will be conducted on Wednesdays through August 23, and movies will be shown on selected Saturdays throughout the season.
- Free Memory Cafés will be conducted at the Meadows Solarium at Scandia Village from 2 to 3:30 pm on the fourth Wednesday of every month. The Memory Cafés, which are reminiscent of stopping by a café for a cup of coffee and conversation with old and new friends, are sponsored by the Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry. They are intended to provide engagement, conversation, laughter, love and a feeling of normalcy for people who suffer from mild to moderate memory loss. If you have a loved one or friend who suffers from memory loss and would like to bring them to the cafés, call Kathy Wagner, R.N., at 920.854.7221.
- I’m pleased to announce the Sister Bay Trolley is here. Funded, in part, by several local sponsors, the trolley is scheduled to run throughout the season on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 9 pm as a free service to visitors as well as locals. The goal of the trolley is to provide transportation throughout the village, as parking can be problematic at times. Pick-up locations for the trolley are marked by signposts along the route and maps are available. The trolley will run on its designated route in a continuous loop throughout the scheduled hours of operation.
- The village installed a really cool swim raft in the swim area off Waterfront Park. From all accounts, the raft is totally awesome and is getting lots of use. It was built by the guys from Port-A-Pier and is very seaworthy, as it withstood 5-foot swells a week ago.
- The Old Anderson House Museum and the Corner of the Past, located at 10310 Fieldcrest Road, is the place to be if you want some friendly conversation, are seeking historical information about Sister Bay, want to see historic artifacts and buildings, or just enjoy meeting new people, and everyone is more than welcome. Farmers markets are conducted every Saturday from 8 am to noon through Oct. 7.
- Everyone is more than welcome to visit the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library. The summer hours are as follows: 10 am – 8 pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 am – 5 pm Thursdays and Fridays; and 10 am – 2 pm Saturdays. The Readers Rampant Book Group meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 2:30 pm.
- The Door County Festival of the Arts returns to Waterfront Park Aug. 12. The show features several Door County artisans who will sell their creations and demonstrate their unique skills. Live music will be played in the park throughout the day and there will be all kinds of activities for young and old alike.
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 is [email protected]