What's good about Sister Bay? Having had Bob Kufrin as our village administrator. Now he has decided to retire, and this will be a huge loss to Sister Bay.
No one can realize how much work is done behind the scenes by this capable man. We have been guided by Bob's intelligent, efficient, and creative abilities since Jan. 1, 2004.
I plan to prepare a special feature story on Bob and his career for the Door County Advocate. There is so much more to share about the great work he has done and what has been accomplished in Sister Bay by Bob and the boards of trustees with whom he has served than can be contained in this column. He will end his services to our village on June 28.
When I heard the news, I told Bob he had finally accomplished the impossible - it left me speechless!
In an earlier column I mentioned a new business coming to Sister Bay where Drink Coffee had previously been located. The Cupcake Bakery has been in business since July 2012.
Up until this point, they have been operating solely online and baked to order. They've done weddings at the National Railroad Museum and have one booked this summer at Lambeau Field. They bake all of their cupcakes from scratch. In the new shop, they will be baking daily, so everyone will get fresh cupcakes.
They will still take special orders of any size. Each day there will be different flavors, which will be listed on their Facebook page. They will also offer coffee, soft drinks, water, cherry juice and milk. They will also have a small section of local products for sale - Country Ovens and Door County Coffee items.
They will also be offering birthday party packages where the parents can bring their child and friends into the shop to decorate their own cupcakes. They are excited to join the Sister Bay business community and look forward to meeting a lot of new faces in the shop.
May Book Club
Think ahead for joining the discussion at the Reader's Rampant Book Club at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library. The next book will be "Laura Lamot's Life in Pictures" by Emma Straub. This book has a Door County connection and besides limited copies at the library, you can obtain one at Passtime Books in Sister Bay.
The discussion is open to all whether or not you have read the book. It will take place at 2:30 p.m. May 14 in the Community Room at the Library. Refreshments are served. Starting in June, the Book Club discussions return to a 6 p.m. start on the second Tuesday of each month.
Welcome Tony Shalhoub
Hats of to our neighbors in Ellison Bay for their wonderful news about Olde Ellison Bay Days. They have impressively scored the wonderful actor, Tony Shalhoub, aka "Monk" and recently of "Feed the Fish" fame, as the grand marshal for their parade on June 28. Tony has Liberty Grove family roots in Gills Rock and I'm sure will draw a large crowd to the festivities.