By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jan 20, 2020 at 10:01 AM

For the third year in a row, the village of Shorewood will host a fun, family-focused winter soiree called Shorewood Chill. The event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 8 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Lake Bluff Elementary School ice rink, 1600 E. Lake Bluff Blvd.

The free event features ice skating, hot chocolate, skate sharpening, snow shoe demonstrations, s’mores in front of fire pits, music, food and more.

Bliffert’s Hardware will sharpen skates on-site for $5 per pair; Sound by Design will provide DJ services; and Milwaukee Brat House, Benji’s, Kompali and La Masa Empanada Bar will have food available for purchase.

Plus, Shorewood Girl Scouts will serve Colectivo Coffee and hot chocolate and Milwaukee Admirals’ mascot Roscoe will make an appearance.

The Shorewood Recreation and Community Services Department, the Village of Shorewood, and the Lake Bluff Ice Rink Captains coordinated the event. 

"The Shorewood Chill is a lively winter event that gives residents a chance to get outdoors and enjoy some fun winter activities," says Recreation Supervisor Megan Phalin.

Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.

As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.

She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that. 

Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.

Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.

In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!

When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.