By Zeke Jackson, Village Administrator
- It took three long years, but I’m happy to announce that all the work is done in Sister Bay! The beach is open, the Sister Bay Stage is complete, and, most importantly, the highway is finished and there are no more detours or orange barrels! Residents, business owners and visitors will experience a 600’ sandy beach, a dynamic performing arts pavilion, new 6’ wide sidewalks, unobstructed waterfront views, widened streets, lots of new on- and off-street parking, shiny new street lights, and none of those ugly old utility poles and overhead lines. To celebrate the fact that all the work is done, the first major festival of the season will be held June 25. The daylong Beach Bash Grand Opening Celebration will be filled with great food and beverages, music, a volleyball tournament, a ribbon cutting ceremony, and an annual event, Paddlefest. Music by Hoi-Polloi starts at 6 pm at the Sister Bay Stage, and a spectacular fireworks display will cap off the celebration.
- The Liberty Grove Town Board and the Sister Bay Village Board have authorized a cooperative venture to increase recycling and protect the environment. All residents, business owners or operators, and owners of property in the Village of Sister Bay and the Town of Liberty Grove are encouraged to participate in a Shredding/Appliance Recycling Day. There will be no charge to have documents securely shredded or to recycle most computer components and small household appliances, but fees of up to $15 could be charged to recycle refrigerators, computer monitors and microwaves, smaller televisions or any other items that have a compressor or a screen. If you want to recycle a console or big screen TV that could cost $30. All shredded materials and appliances will be recycled. Properly disposing of materials that contain personal information is one of the best ways to guard against identity theft. Any documents to be shredded as well as any appliances or computer components to be recycled should be brought to the parking lot at the Liberty Grove Town Hall, 11161 Old Stage Road, between 9 am and 1 pm on the 18th. There will be a limit of five Bankers Boxes per household or business. Sorry, but due to overwhelming response in the past, residents of other municipalities will not be allowed to participate in this program. If you have any questions regarding the Shredding/Appliance Recycling Day, call the employees in the Administration Office at 920.854.4118 or the employees at the Town Hall at 920.854.2934.
- The Corner of the Past is now open for the season from 10 am to 3 pm, Tuesday through Saturday until Oct. 14. I’ve been asked to invite everybody to visit the Corner of the Past. The buildings and grounds are lovely, and the folks at the Sister Bay Historical Society have done an excellent job of preserving the interesting history of this community. The docent, Susie, is a really nice lady, and she is eager to welcome you and yours.
- Belated anniversary wishes are extended to Kurt and Nancy Grube, who celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on June 11.
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]