Month: January 2020

What we leave behind

Today while working on my speech for the Tuesday evening “Meet the Candidates” event, I had the tv on. Suddenly there was a breaking news alert. They announced that basketball star Kobe Bryant had died in a helicopter crash. I’m not a basketball fan… Continue Reading “What we leave behind”

Bald Eagle Comeback

Every spring I start my kayak rides with one to the island on Big Spider Lake that is home to the eagle’s nest. Then once the pontoon boat is in the water our evening rides include stopping by the island to check out their… Continue Reading “Bald Eagle Comeback”

Save the Date – January 28, 2020, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Our spring election on April 7, 2020 is fast approaching. We will be electing two supervisors to the town board of Spider Lake. I have arranged with Boulder Lodge to do the first of at least two “Meet the Candidates” events. They very graciously… Continue Reading “Save the Date – January 28, 2020, 6:30 to 8:30 pm”

The Fireside

We had our very first dinner at the Fireside on County B this past Saturday evening. We were invited by our neighbors who had been there many times before. What a treat. We were greeted with a smile and seated right away. I almost… Continue Reading “The Fireside”

Small Comforts

There are some small things that bring me comfort and delight during this bout of below zero weather. As I’ve gotten older I find myself being grateful for the small things in life. Today I am giving thanks to the Croc company. I may… Continue Reading “Small Comforts”

Room Tax

Here is a very interesting article about room tax. I know that this item came up at our November 13, 2019 Board of Supervisors meeting. Carol Williamson, the Sawyer County Clerk gave a presentation advocating for the benefit of having a room tax. I’m… Continue Reading “Room Tax”

A Delightful Evening

Definition of unique From Merriam-Webster 2a: being without a like or equal : UNEQUALED This past Friday evening we had dinner with seven delightful companions. The dinner was arranged by one of our town residents. It was an opportunity for all of us to get to know one another better.… Continue Reading “A Delightful Evening”

Spider Lake Fire Department Accolades

On Wednesday evening, January 8, 2020, I attended out Town of Spider Lake Board of Supervisors meeting. It was uplifting to see and hear from so many residents, Fire Chiefs from neighboring towns and WI DNR Foresters. There were letters of support and some… Continue Reading “Spider Lake Fire Department Accolades”

Do you want to lose our Fire Department in Town of Spider Lake?

This month has been disturbing. We are witnessing situations within our town government that have been brought about because of one person making the decision that our town governance does not need citizen input by committee. Previously, with past town chairman and town boards… Continue Reading “Do you want to lose our Fire Department in Town of Spider Lake?”

Voices of Town of Spider Lake

It was pointed out to me yesterday that some people might think that this site is just about Spider Lake and not the town. I wanted to clear that up. This site is for the residents, property owners and visitors of Town of Spider… Continue Reading “Voices of Town of Spider Lake”