The Lake Bluff Letter - September 9, 2022

The Lake Bluff Letter - September 9, 2022

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A late summer view of Sunrise Park and Beach.

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Village and Community Updates

‚ÄćSUMMER FUN'S STILL GOING.¬†Don't buy your pumpkin spice latte yet - there's still summer fun in Lake Bluff, including...

  • CenterStage's¬†free performances of¬†Shakespeare on the Green¬†continue this Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. (September 10 & 11).¬†
  • Start your morning with the third annual Lake Forest High School¬†"Scout All Out" 5K and fun run¬†this Saturday morning (September 10).
  • The last downtown block party of 2022 -¬†Oktoberfest!¬†- will take place this Saturday evening (September 10).

  • We had so much fun celebrating the Village's 125th birthday that we're hosting another¬†Birthday Bash on Saturday, September 24 at Blair Park. Come enjoy music, food and beverages, and evening fireworks.
  • The Lake Bluff Yacht Club hosts the 2022 Woman's North American Sunfish Regatta at Sunrise Beach¬†the weekend of September 24-25 and its annual Lobster Boil the evening of Saturday, September 24.

  • ‚ÄćThere's just one month left of the 2022¬†Lake Bluff Farmers Market! Come visit every Friday morning from 7 a.m. to noon on the Village Green.
  • Public Safety Day, originally scheduled for September 10, has been postponed to October 22.

LIGHTS OUT. Birds are migrating through our area. Artificial lighting at night can disrupt how birds navigate safely. Try to minimize home, patio, and landscape lighting until the first Friday in October.



JOHNNY APPLESEED. The Village and local residents are partnering to plant fifty new trees this fall in the Village's parkway. Have a great spot in mind? Come visit their table across the street from the Farmers Market, or write to Sue Raymoure with your idea at 


FALL IS AROUND THE CORNER...¬†The Lake Bluff Garden Club is welcoming fall with new arrangements in the downtown planters next Saturday, September 17. Look forward to orange mums, red ornamental kale, purple majesty millet, and other classics. Curious? Write toÔĽŅ¬†

USING AN E-SCOOTER AROUND TOWN? E-scooters can be dangerous if operated carelessly. Remember to: wear a helmet; test how to make an emergency stop; alert others of your presence when passing by; and only have one rider on an e-scooter at a time.

‚ÄćBoard and Committee Actions

For more information, visit the Village's meeting packets and videos page. Agendas and meeting materials are typically available the Friday before a meeting; videos within a week after the meeting; and minutes after they are approved at the next meeting of the public body. Not all meetings are recorded on video. Click here for details on how to participate remotely.

Recent Architectural Board of Review Meeting (September 6, 7 p.m.). The ABR recommended the Village Board approve NSWRD's proposal to construct a one million gallon subterranean overflow basin at the Lake Bluff Beach, as well as proposed antenna changes to the cell tower at the Public Safety Building (45 E. Center Ave.).


Upcoming Village Board Meeting (Monday, September 12, 7 p.m.). The Village Board will consider:

  • Recommendations from the Village's Finance Committee as to how to fund future stormwater improvements.
  • A presentation from the Lake Bluff Yacht Club regarding the reconstruction of their facility at Sunrise Park and Beach.
  • First reading approval of NSWRD's proposal to¬†construct a one million gallon subterranean overflow basin¬†at the Lake Bluff Beach.
  • Appointing Rosalind Doane to the Historic Preservation Commission.
  • Amendments to the current fiscal year budget to reflect emergency repair work as well as the timing of purchases between the last and current fiscal years.

The Historic Preservation Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 14 is cancelled.

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