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Richard Ryman column: Suster's Arcade staying in family

9:55 PM, Mar. 29, 2013  |  Comments
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Suster's Arcade in Denmark is ending one tradition, but keeping another firmly in place.

Suster's, at 117 N. Wall St., plans to tear out its bowling lanes after 75 years, but it's going to continue family ownership into the fifth generation.

Jason and Amanda (Suster) Baugnet will join Leon and Theresa Suster as co-owners of the restaurant in July. Dale Suster, who runs the place with his brother Leon, will retire.

Connecting the dots, Dale is the one who takes care of the bowling alley, Jason Baugnet said, so it seems like a good time to make the change.

"The bowling kind of moseys on like it always does. It's been getting less and less," Baugnet said. "It's always hard to make big changes, but this is the time to change."

The lanes will be replaced with a private-dining area for about 100, hosting anniversaries, funeral dinners, small class reunions and the like. Construction is expected to start in early April and end by July 1.

Along with the change in ownership and the new construction, Suster's, which opened in 1909, will celebrate 50 years of serving broasted chicken in July. It recently was named by one of our readers as among the best places for an old-fashioned Sunday chicken dinner.

The telephone number is (920) 863-2488.

Hemophilia event

Hemophilia Outreach Center of Green Bay is holding its annual meeting and a World Hemophilia Day event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 18 at its office at 2060 Bellevue St. in Bellevue.

The event will include dinner, updates and the center's annual membership meeting. Activities for children will be provided.

The center serves 17 counties, extending into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Its programs are family-focused, with the idea that the entire family is affected by a bleeding disorder. The center provides 24-hour on-call coverage by medical personnel and has a drug-pricing program to help provide clotting factor for patients.

Care includes a team of physicians, nurses, physical therapists, a dietitian, dental hygienists, financial consultants, social worker/counselor team and a certified nursing assistant/lab tech.

The center also provides community outreach, which includes extended families, schools and the medical community.

The April 18 event is open to the public, but an RSVP is required for dinner. The telephone number is (920) 965-0606, and the website is hemophiliaoutreach.org/index.php.

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