Resident’s retirement timed to start of sailing season?

The Lake Barrington Shores Sailing Association started planning for summer earlier this month at its annual Welcome Aboard party. | Provided
The Lake Barrington Shores Sailing Association started planning for summer earlier this month at its annual Welcome Aboard party. | Provided

Sue Zelsdorf retired last month as the longest serving employee in the history of the Barrington Area Public Library.

For 40 years, Zelsdorf held many positions in the circulation department, from shelving books as a teen to customer services senior associate, her last position.

A major project she completed for the library was indexing the births, marriages and deaths from the Barrington Courier-Review. For one hour a day, five days a week, before she started her work day, Zelsdorf indexed the 1890s to the 1960s. The indexes are now on the library’s website.

“I loved it, it was history, it was fun,” Zelsdorf told me.

Now, a new chapter in her life begins, with thoughts of travel and hobbies. Germany, Ireland and Switzerland are of interest, especially since she is an avid genealogist. She is a third generation native of Barrington and while indexing the Courier-Review, she told me she found out things about her family.

Yoga and photography also are on her list of things to do at Lake Barrington Shores. Zelsdorf has lived here 15 years.

Remember summer?

It’s only a few months away and the LBS Sailing Association got a jump on the season earlier this month at their annual Welcome Aboard party.

About 20 sailors met in the Rec Center for a training session and buffet dinner. The group showed a video of how to right a capsized Sunfish sailboat.

Anyone interested in joining the group should contact the commodore, Dan Brockman.

Say cheese

Get out your “We’re No. 1” foam fingers for The Cheeseheads.

They are the second half leaders in this season’s Highrollers bowling league at Lake Barrington Shores. Congratulations to team members Lorraine O’Malley, Rick Drexler, Jack Wagner and Janis Wagner.

Since January, they have held off encroachment from second place teams.

First, it was The Kickers with Bonnie Keck, Elizabeth Murman, Rob Lindsey and Christ Fosbinder. Then, it was Army with Carol Irons, Babs Toslosky, Sam Bianchi and Bob Erker.

High scratch games during the second half were posted by Mike Murray, Bob Obernesser, Marty Evans, Ed Schwartz, Sam Bianchi, Rob Lindsey, Bob Dorman, Bob Hislop and Jim Halas. On the women’s side, Patrice Bender, Janis Wagner, Carol Erker, Babs Toslosky, Alice Griffin, Barb Mix and Laurie Feldman all rolled the highest scores.

The best high scratch series scores were posted by Bob Obernesser, Mike Murray, Jack Wagner, Ed Schwartz, Bob Hislop, Rob Lindsey and Christ Fosbinder. Jackie Wedell, Patrice Bender, Phyllis Hahn, Babs Toslosky, Nancy Claassen, Alice Griffin, Carol Erker and Lauren Fosbinder proved the best series bowlers on the women’s side.


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