COMMUNITY INFO & NEWS
Summerfest has long been a fun way to celebrate our community, our families and our environment through its many activities. This is largely due to the efforts of Knute Larsen who, after 13 years, has decided it’s time for someone else to have a chance. There are many people who work every year to make the day of the event and the awards/ice cream social :-) a success.
We would love to have even more input from our community about ways to continue to improve and possibly expand Summerfest to reach everyone who would like to participate. If you are interested in volunteering to reimagine Summerfest and manage it please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Without this effort, there may not be a Summerfest in 2023. Knute, thanks again for your dedication to Summerfest & Shorewood Hills - it is always a great day.
Oak Wilt Disease
Oak Wilt Disease is a fungus that will quickly kill oak trees. The many large Red Oak trees in our community are especially vulnerable. The Oak Wilt fungus has killed Red Oak trees at neighboring Warren Dunes State Park and Tower Hill Camp Woods. What can you do to help prevent Oak Wilt damage? Absolutely NO TRIMMING OR CUTTING OF RED OAK TREES FROM APRIL 1st to NOVEMBER 1st. Also, REFRAIN FROM USING FIREWOOD SOURCED FROM OUTSIDE SHOREWOOD. (Warren Dunes has banned all firewood not purchased in the park!).
Thank You to Our SummerFest Sponsors!
Our sincere thanks to our community businesses whose donations helped to make this year's Summerfest a huge success. When you are out and about town be sure to thank them for their generosity.
Garden Center in Sawyer
Infusco in Sawyer
Advantage Business Services
Falatic’s Meat Market
Molly’s Restaurant in Bridgman
Lydia’s Restaurant in Bridgman
Small Town Grounds in Bridgman
The Beach Bucket
Woods to Be
Dumpsters for fall cleanup are expected to be available from October 15th to November 21st
All beach items should be removed from the beach no later than November 1st
2022 is an Election Year in Shorewood
Our Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, August 13, at 10:00 a.m. At that time we will be electing officers for a two year term. Below you will find an attachment containing this year's nominees and their bios. 2022 Nominations
Nature Lending Library
Interested about nature in Shorewood and the surrounding area? DCOSA has established a lending library in the community building above the credenza. Feel free to stop in and browse, you might find something that is interesting.
No matter the season, safety is always a priority. Just a friendly reminder to:
• ALWAYS Leash your dogs when walking our roads and beaches
• ALWAYS Observe the 15 MPH speed limit and one-way signs in Shorewood
• Ensure drivers of cars and golf carts are licensed drivers
Recycling in Shorewood Hills?
The best way to contain the costs associated with the abundance of glass, paper and plastic on our planet is to extend the life of our landfills by sending recyclables to a recycling center, and not to the landfill. To learn more about recycling in Berrien County go to the Berrien County Website and click on VIEW THE 2018 BERRIEN COUNTY RECYCLING GUIDE.
The easiest most cost efficient process is to schedule recycling pickup. Reliable Disposal (269-465-3773) will pick up recyclables and provide a recycling container at a cost of about $4 per month, less if you pay quarterly or annually. The recyclables are picked up every other week on Wednesday. Don't have that much recyclable material? Share with a neighbor!
Books for a reading anytime!
On the hill up from North Beach, residents Rich and Naomi have graciously put up a little red "library mailbox"--take a book to read, then return it!
Shorewood merchandise (shirts, sweatshirts) are available year round. Our official sales are at Summerfest and Grill on the Green, but any other time they are just a phone call away. So if you are looking for gifts or momentos for visitors, just give Janet a call (203-788-1344) or stop by (12136 Tower Hill Road) to select from available styles and sizes.
Click Here to view current inventory! Remember, all profits go to Shorewood Hills!
Please take note of the mile markers at our beaches....if you can find them these days. You never know when you may need them!
14.3 - South Beach 14.5 - Middle Beach
14.6 - North Beach
Please notice the advisories regarding rip currents and Deer Creek water conditions posted at the beaches.
COVID UPDATES 2.1.2021
NEW Community House Procedures During
the COVID-19 Pandemic Effective 2/1/2021