Sister Bay Buzz: Feb. 5

By Zeke Jackson, Sister Bay Village Administrator

Wasn’t the snow which fell recently beautiful? As I’m writing this column Sister Bay looks like a veritable winter wonderland and is a photographer’s dream.

  • Weather permitting, the ice rink will continue to be open for more than a few days at a time. If you have any questions about the rink or the hours of operation call 920.854.7014.
  • Everyone is welcome and encouraged to watch the weekly broomball games. They’re very high-energy and entertaining and are conducted every Wednesday through early February.
  • Calling all Northern Door fitness enthusiasts! The Village of Sister Bay and YMCA collaborative Zumba fitness classes are being offered for people of all skill levels at the Village Hall on Wednesdays from 9 to 10 am. The instructor is Chandra Johnson, and she has been certified since 2010. No advanced registration is required and drop-ins are welcome. If you are a Sister Bay resident/guest and are a YMCA member the class is free. If you only meet one of the criteria the fee is $5 per class, and if you don’t meet either of the criteria the fee is $10 per class.
  • Are you a professional painter who’s looking for spring work or do you know of any painters who might be interested in picking up an outdoor job? If so, call the village office right away as the members of the Marina Committee are looking into having the exterior of the Boathouse painted.
  • The sledding hill at the Sports Complex is open and it’s really fast. The hill is very popular, especially on the weekends, and it warms my heart to hear the kids giggling, laughing and squealing with delight out at the Sports Complex.
  • Bring your valentine to the 7th Annual Door County Short Film Fest. The films are as short as two minutes and as long as twenty minutes, and were created by amateur as well as professional movie makers. Many more films will be displayed this year, and tickets only cost $5 per person, per session. For a complete schedule of events visit
  • American Dervish, this year’s Door County Reads selection, will be discussed at the Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Library at 2:30 pm on Feb. 9.
  • The Marina Committee will meet at 4 pm on Feb. 9. That meeting will be conducted at the Fire Station on Mill Road. To receive copies of agendas for any upcoming village meetings, provide your name and email address to the folks in the Village Office. Agendas and packet materials can also be accessed on the village’s website.
  • Applications are now available for The Corner of the Past’s 2016 Farmer’s Market. This will mark the 15th year since the market began, and it will be conducted on Saturdays from June 25 – Oct. 8. Anyone wishing to sell locally grown produce, licensed baked goods, canned items, eggs and meats, flowers, maple syrup, and handmade items is encouraged to participate. For more information, call Roberta Kutlik at 920.854.9242.

Well, I guess that’s all for this week. If you know of any special events which will be occurring in the Village, please provide that information to me at least one week in advance of the day. Also, 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 or [email protected].

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