LETS SKATE!

Good news, the Teresa K. Highlander Community Ice Rink in Sister Bay is now open.

The rink is expected to be open every day.  The warming house, skate and equipment rentals, and concessions will be available Monday – Thursday, 4-8 pm; Friday, 4-8 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 8 pm; and Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm.

There might not be a polar bear plunge this season, but at least you can get outside and experience the ice in a different way!

 

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There were a few good things about 2020!

We have a better appreciation for teachers and healthcare workers!

Drive In Movie Theaters saw a comeback.

Expanded outdoor eating for restaurants.

SpaceX’s Crew-1 successfully made it to the International Space Station.

The tallest building in Door County was completed – Maritime Museum.

Zoom brought us together, plus we got a peek inside homes.

Restaurants are sharing their recipes.

Chiefs beat the 49ers 31 – 20 in The Superbowl.

Companies are determining employees can work at home and be productive.

Our world is alot cleaner from subways to airplanes to businesses.

Pet adoptions and foster homes were way up this year.

We rediscovered our love for old hobbies like cooking and gardening.  Who doesn’t love “sourdough bread”?

More room on airplanes, and less expensive.

The government actually gave us money!  

Puzzles and board games became cool again and offered a much-needed break from our screens.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached an all time high of 30395.06 in December of 2020.  

We came up with creative ways to celebrate big milestones like drive by birthdays and zoom celebrations.

Like it or not, the Coronavirus Pandemic brought families back together. 

Scientists discovered Coronavirus vaccines.

The good news, it’s almost over.

Here’s to a fantastic 2021! 

 

 

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The Candy Cane

As Christmas approaches, you see candy canes in wreaths and trees, one of the most popular treat this time of year.   The U.S. produces approximate 1.76 billion candy canes each year with 90% of them sold in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

Peppermint and candy sticks date back to at least the 17th century in Europe. Candy canes made their way to the U.S. in the 1800s.  In 1847, a German-Swedish immigrant August Imgard decorated a blue spruce tree with candy canes. Candy canes likely spread during that time as a popular tree ornament.  After that, people wanted to put the candy canes on their trees as ornaments.  The “hook” really helped.  The candy stick became the candy cane.  

The history of the candy cane is and always will be mired in folklore.   One legend suggests that an Indiana-based candymaker shaped the peppermint stick into a “J” shape to represent Jesus, with the white stripe symbolizing the purity of his birth and the red stripe later added to acknowledge the blood he shed on the cross.  

Another tale explaining the origin story of the candy cane says a 1600s German choirmaster made peppermint candy sticks, in the shape of a cane to quiet down rowdy choir boys — the cane shape was intended to represent a shepherd’s staff.   

No matter what the tale, we all enjoy candy canes!

Merry Christmas to all!

Sarah, Mark and Staff

 

 

 

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FISH CREEK HOLDS HOLIDAY LIGHT TOUR

If you are looking to do something special this holiday season, enjoy a self-guided tour that features more than 70 new holiday lights, in additional to previous displays throughout the village.  You can either walk by or drive by them on your own schedule.  The displays are out now, and will remain until February 14.

 You can download a map by going to visitfishcreek.com.

 

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WHAT TO GIVE TO SOMEONE WHO SAYS THEY DON’T NEED A THING FOR CHRISTMAS!

It’s that time of year when you want to give something special to show how much you care.  I have a friend who is always telling me, “I don’t need anything”!  I believe after this year, everyone needs time off to escape.  What better way to escape than a trip to Door County in 2021!

I would highly recommend giving a gift certificate to our lodge.  Set high atop the escarpment overlooking the bay of Green Bay, it’s a perfect place for relaxation.    

Picture this, sitting in an Adirondack chair overlooking the bay watching the sunset on a perfect summer day.  We can make that dream happen during your visit!

  

 

 

Have a great holiday season.  We hope to see you in 2021!

Sarah, Mark and staff

 

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