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By: Carolyn Nason

Here are a few helpful hints:

Summer is the time to travel, but should you fly or drive? Check out http://www.befrugal.com/ and use the calculator to figure out which is more cost effective. Pretty cool.

 

Another great tip from Joan Sass:

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Didja know? June is a great time to buy dishware like plates and glasses. Watch for sales.

 

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 When sending a get well card to someone in the hospital, be sure to put their home address as the return address. It won’t get lost that way.

 

Are you a member of the “I hate to iron club?” Well here’s an amazing product that many say will help you avoid ironing altogether. It’s called Downy Wrinkle Releaser. Check out the reviews online. Hooray!

 

Painting over silicone can be tough. For better results, apply a layer of sanding sealer over the silicone caulk, then paint. There are a couple different brands available like Minwax and Zinsser so you might want to visit your local hardware store.

Have you seen the ads for the Pocket Hose? It’s supposed to be the new gotta-have-it gadget. Watch the video at https://www.pockethose.com/. It really GROWS when you turn on the water faucet. It’s super light and compact. Think cruising. There are several sizes available from 25 ft. to 100 ft. Wow!

 

Summer is grass-stain season. Try spraying kids’ clothes with a bit of Scotchgard. It’ll sure make it easier to get the green out. Be sure to reapply after each wash.

Not near a TV but need a traffic report? The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s traffic site at http://www.jsonline.com/news/traffic/?src=www.mjstraffic.com&src=www.mjstraffic.com will get you going with ease. It’s updated every two minutes. Keep it bookmarked on your smartphone.

As always, keep your hints coming.

 

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On Deck

Queen's Cup Week!

Activities Tuesday thru Friday

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A Day at the Lake

July 7th, 8 AM - 11 PM

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Happenings

Fri, Jun 22
Queen's Cup Race
Sat Jun 23 @08:30AM
Slip Work Party
Sun, Jun 24
Grill Closes @8:30pm
Sun Jun 24 @10:00AM
Breakfast Lakeside Lounge
Mon, Jun 25
MBWOS Race SSYC

Sailing and Racing

SailboatsIf you are interested in sailing, and more specifically racing, there are ample opportunities to join one of our racing fleets, or to crew on one of the boats in those fleets.  The women's fleet races on Mondays, small boats race on Tuesdays.  Big boats race on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  And the double handed fleet races on Fridays.

You can learn more about the various racing fleets by clicking here.  And the racing schedule (for all fleets) is available here.

Powerboating

PowerboatOur power boaters are active fishermen.  An annual fishing contest is held in July.  

In addition, our power boaters host a number of events, usually on Thursdays as well as many weekends.

Click here for additional information.

Juniors

KaszubeCupSSYC offers sailing lessons and a year-round program for children ages 8 - 18.  We offer a six-week series of lessons in Opti's, 420's and Lasers.  Our juniors attend a number of regattas throughout the summer, and host one of thelargest regattas on Lake Michigan, the Kaszube Cup.

Click here to learn more about the Junior program, and here to find out more about the Kaszube Cup regatta.

Social Activities

PartyThe restaurant is open every Friday for lunch and dinner.  

The Entertainment Committee hosts various parties, including:

  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Disco Night
  • Kentucky Derby
  • Review of the Fleet
  • Corn Roast
  • Change of Watch
  • New Year's Eve

and many other, less formal, events throughout the year.

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