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Here are a few helpful hints:

But first...

After eight plus years and more than 100 columns, it’s time to pass the baton as this will be my last Helping Hands column. I would love for someone to continue it and I’ll surely help in any way I can. My email address is . So before I go, I’d like to say a special thank you to all who have sent tips and hints over the years… it’s the sharing that made this column fun to write.

See you around! –Carolyn Nason


Name your own price for travel has worked in the tourism industry, now you can use this same strategy for purchasing electronics. Check it out; the app is called Greentoe.

Here are a few great hints from this column’s great, great friend, Joan Sass:




So, how many passwords, do you have? It’s almost impossible to keep track of all of them. Well, here’s a really low-tech but great idea. Use an old (or new) recipe box and 3x5 index cards. Every time you sign up for a new website, jot down the vital information such as username, password, etc. Store them in alphabetical order by site name and you can retrieve them instantly.





Forget dry cleaning that cashmere sweater; use a bit of baby shampoo. It’ll keep your hand washables and that sweater super soft and save you money, too.


Finally, the folks at Handyman Club http://www.handymanclub.com/ suggest covering your pliers with plastic shrink tubing. It helps prevent pinching of any delicate parts (ouch) that you’re working with. This is a great site for the do-it-yourselfer. Fun for a cold, wintery day. Enjoy.


Wishing you all a healthy and happy 2014.


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Mon, Jun 24
Tue Jun 25 @05:00PM
Taco Tuesday
Wed, Jun 26
Lunch Lakeside Lounge
Wed, Jun 26
Mark Stever Memorial Race
Wed, Jun 26
Rum Party

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.


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.


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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