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Snyder: Ready (or not), Labor Day Weekend is upon us

Snyder: Ready (or not), Labor Day Weekend is upon us


Well, that was fast.

Wasn’t it just yesterday we were digging out flip flops and shorts and gearing up for a busy summer?

And now here we are, about to start the last official weekend of the season.

There’s definitely been a bit of chill in the air recently, too, especially after the sun goes down. (I suspect summer has been colluding with autumn.)

Stop me if you’ve heard this before — perhaps coming out of your own mouth:

“I’m going to pack a picnic lunch and spend a sunny afternoon at the beach.”

“The hammock is up. Now I just have to grab a book and a pitcher of iced tea and escape for an afternoon.”

“That Biergarten in Petrifying Springs Park sounds fun. We’ll go there this week.”

“I’m finally going to head out to Twin Lakes and watch the Aquanuts perform.”

The good news is, there’s still plenty of time left to do all those activities. (Except for catching the Aquanuts in action. The team’s last 2019 show is 6 p.m. Saturday, so you definitely need to get moving NOW on that summer goal.)

In fact, I’d argue that late August/early September is the perfect time to go to the beach (smaller crowds, cooler sand on your feet), curl up with a novel in your backyard (less humidity, fewer bugs) and check out the outdoor Biergarten (it’s almost Oktoberfest season!). As I said, I’d make that argument, if it didn’t make me look like the extreme procrastinator I am.

Maybe you didn’t cross off everything on your 2019 Summer To-Do List, but you still have time.

We don’t want anyone wasting this final “official” summer weekend indoors perched in front of a television set, so we are offering lots of alternatives for grabbing a last bit of summer fun. It can be as simple as jumping into the bracing waters of Lake Michigan — safely, from a beach, and paying attention to the lake’s strong currents — or as “bucket list worthy” as soaring through the trees on a zipline or catching a Brewers/Cubs game at Wrigley Field.

Check out the GO Kenosha entertainment section in this Kenosha News for your Labor Day Weekend Fun Guide. And then get out there. Because before you know it, I’ll be writing about sledding hills and Christmas lights … and you’ll be wondering if you ever put that hammock away.

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PHOTOS: Lincoln Park Live: Betsy Ade & the Well-Known Strangers

Betsy Ade & the Well-Known Strangers — a band made up of Ade on vocals, Cameron Fair on cello and piano, Brittany Lumley playing multiple instruments and backing vocals, Roger Gower Jr. on drums, John Kulas on the bass and Joe Adamek on lead guitar — played a two-hour set at the latest installment of Lincoln Park Live in Lincoln Park, 6900 18th Ave., on Tuesday, July 17.

Here are a roundup of photos of the band performing at the event. 

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Betsy Ade and the Well-Known Strangers, seen here performing in Lincoln Park during the summer, are playing in Pennoyer Park Saturday as part …


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