Well, Fyr Bal Festival is over, the bonfires burned. We are now ready to head into the summer season.
I wanted to pass along a little tidbit that I learned a few years back about making pie. I decided to make a rhubarb pie and needed some rhubarb. I noticed there was a patch of rhubarb behind the motel and it was just the right size, not too small, not too large. I grabbed the bunch and went home to bake my pie. I took it out of the oven and it was a beautiful golden brown with a brown sugar crumble topping. My husband went to take a bite and made an awful face. He asked where I got the rhubarb because he thought it was rotten. I had just baked a beautiful burdock pie. So, this rhubarb season, if you think you have found a great patch of wild rhubarb, you might want to double check!
On another note, we have red wing blackbirds nesting in our trees. I believe we have at least 3 nests. Today I was out watering the flower gardens and the birds do not like it when I get near the nests, so they start to swoop at me. I did not see a nest in the garden where I was, but apparently I was too close. The bird actually dove at me and hit me in the head. I sprayed at it with my hose so it would leave me alone and it kept coming at me. I am sure it was very amusing for the guests dining in the restaurant and the folks driving by in their cars!
Always an adventure at Ephraim Shores! Until next time!
Amber is getting married! Ephraim Shores is on a countdown to a Nelson family wedding. For those of you that do not know, Ephraim Shores is owned by the Nelson family and Amber is the granddaughter of Ranny, who I am sure you have seen tinkering around the motel fixing things and keeping us in tip top shape.
Guest will start arriving on Wednesday and will filter in until the big day, which is Friday, June 8th. Amber and her fiance, Rich, are getting married at the Corner of the Past historical museum in Sister Bay. That is where the summer farm market is, if you have attended that while in the county.
Needless to say, we are thrilled for Amber and excited to have most of the family together to celebrate.
On May 19th Ephraim was designated as a Bird City. We attended a ceremony at the Ephraim Visitor’s Center. This was a collaboration among the Ephraim Business Council, the Peninsula State Park and the Village of Ephraim. The event was attended by Smokey the Bear, who greeted guests as they arrived for the ceremony.
A special award was given to Ephraim resident, Scott Weborg for his volunteerism at the state park and the Smokey the Bear Fire Prevention Program. He is a mainstay of Ephraim, so if you see him around town, congratulate him. He often sits at the old Ephraim Fire Station, greeting tourists and hoping you will drop a donation in the fire boot to help the fire station museum.
We just want to give our friends a little update on our front desk gal, Julie. She has been a bundle of sunshine at our desk for almost 5 years. Last year, as some of you know, she had some medical issues and was unable to work most of the summer.
Well, we have terrific news….Julie is back!
We are so thankful that she is doing great.
She is excited to see you all again this summer.
Ephraim Shores will be opening May 4th for the Door County Half Marathon. The motel opens at noon and the Second Story Restaurant will be open for dinner at 5 p.m. We will be open through Sunday morning and then we open for the season on Friday May 11th.
We have been busy getting the building and grounds spruced up for the season and are looking forward to seeing familiar faces and new friends.
It looks like it should be warming up so plan to come and visit us soon! We still have openings for this weekend, so come and check out The Door County Half Marathon or just come and see us!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Spring!
Saturday, June 19th, Randy Peterson will be performing a children’s concert on the lawn of Ephraim Shores at 1 p.m. Bring a chair or a blanket to sit on. The Second Story Restaurant will be serving its delicious breakfasts from 8 until noon, lunch and dinner from noon until 8. The Fyr Bal cake walk , hosted by Ephraim Shores, is located in the Ephraim Village Hall. Come try your luck at winning a cake or another homemade treat!
The Chieftan will arrive on a boat with his or her vikings at dusk and will light the first Fyr Bal bonfire along the shore, followed by fireworks. Come and join us at Ephraim Shores and the Second Story Restaurant for a fun weekend for all ages.
Call us or check out our website:www.ephraimshores.com
Come to Ephraim Wisconsin for the Fyr Bal Festival June 18,19 and 20th. Stroll along Eagle Harbor,grab a brat or whitefish sandwich andof course, cherry pie in a cup. Pet parade, arts and crafts and so much more. Fireworks on Saturday night. check us out. we are a small but mighty village. don’t miss out on seeing Summerwind Alpacas or Iron wood Llamas, making a Fyr Bal necklace or listening to great music. Check out the website www.Ephraim-DoorCounty.com
Come on up to Ephraim Shores this weekend .
Rent a boat, peddle a bike or just sit and look out over the bay.
we are getting ready for Ephraim’s Fyr Bal festival. Fathers Day weekend is special in Ephraim Wisconsin. We have a festival to welcome summer in and throw winter out. check it out..
June 18,19 and 20th.
Door County’s Steel Bridge Songfest showcases amazing songwriters from around the world. Attend the festivities from Thursday June 10th – Sunday June 13th and stay with us at Ephraim Shores Motel.
The business community of Ephraim, Wisconsin is again gearing up for the start of summer in Door County. We are the village that starts the summer season with a festival to welcome visitors from all over. This year is the 46th year for this Scandinavian celebration on the shores of Eagle Harbor in the village of Ephraim, Door County.
We will have childrens games, a pet parade, arts and craft show along the shore line. Scandinavian dancers , a traditional fish boil and the crowning of the festival Chieftain.
The highlight of the evening is watching the Chieftain light the ceremonial fires along the Ephraim shoreline.
Ephraim Shores is taking reservations for the 2010 season via email and telephone. The online reservations will start after the 1st of the new year. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season. We may still be digging out in the spring!