- Marina Fest was totally awesome! Thank you so much to Steve Mann, Amy Lorona, Scott Baker, Chris Hecht, the members of the Marina Fest Committee, and the guys from the Parks Department for all the work they did on organizing the event and once again putting on a fantastic fireworks display. Good job, guys.
- Congratulations to Sam Forkert of the Sister Bay Bays for being named Pitcher of the Year in Door County League baseball.
- The work on the Hwy 57 Resurfacing Project, running from Baileys Harbor to Sister Bay, is underway and should all be completed by June of 2018. Two detours will be in effect from Labor Day weekend until Fall Fest, but access to all properties along 57 will be maintained. Hwy 57 will be open for Fall Fest weekend, and after that all the previously mentioned work will be completed under flagging operations. A project website has been created. To access further information regarding the project please go to projects.511wi.gov/wis57. I took the County Q detour the other day, and it’s a very pretty ride. Watch for deer.
- This month’s show at the Meadows Art Gallery is titled New Guard. The exhibit features Mary Blichmann’s etched glass pieces, Ethel Davis’ pastels, Jen Gaddes’ functional clothing with fine art compositions, Karen Sandstrom’s hardanger embroidery, Madonna Siles’ oil and pastel paintings, Arlene and Steve Stanger’s photography, and Betts Williams’ paintings. The gallery is located on the Scandia Village campus. For more information call 920.854.4416 or 920.854.2317.
- The Northern Door Children’s Center is offering a babysitter training course for young people ages 12 and up. The course will be conducted at the Children’s Center – 10520 Judith Blazer Drive, Sept. 16 from 9:30 am to 2 pm. The cost is $25 per person. This includes all materials, lunch and a Certificate of Completion. Students will learn the basics of how to start a babysitting business, how to be a responsible babysitter, the basics of caring for children, and a brief overview of what to do in case of an emergency. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call 920.854.4244 and ask for Karen or Morgan.
- From 8:30 to 11 am on Sept. 16, Patti Brooking will demonstrate her skills and display some of her beautiful beading and jewelry at the Corner of the Past. While you’re at the Corner of the Past be sure to visit the weekly farmers market from 8 am to noon. A ton of fresh produce is available.
- The Readers Rampant Book Discussion Group meets at the Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Library on the second Tuesday of every month at 2:30 pm, and the topic of discussion Oct. 10 will be The Lost Book of the Holy Grail by Charles C. Lovett. New book club members are always welcome, and all of the featured books are available at the library.
- Mark your calendars for the 72nd Annual Fall Fest, the “Granddaddy” of all Door County festivals, held in Sister Bay Oct. 13 – 15. In addition to all the regular festival activities there will be a parade, arts and crafts fair, food, live entertainment, and children’s activities. If you’ve never come to Fall Fest, you’re missing out on a rockin’ time!
- The village board will meet 6 pm Sept. 19. If you would like to receive copies of agendas for any upcoming meetings please provide your name and email address to the folks in the Village Office. Agendas and packet materials can also be accessed at sisterbaywi.gov.
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]