• The Family Centers of Door County together with the Sheriff’s Department and the Sturgeon Bay Police Department are offering two workshops on Internet Safety. The workshops – one on Sept. 15, 6 – 8 pm, for parents and children and one on Sept. 16, 6 – 9 pm, for any adult age 18 and older – will offer information and skills on how to protect oneself and family when using the Internet. Investigators James Valley and Chris Neuville and Sergeant Greg Zager are the presenters of this program and all three and have extensive training and experience in this field. The workshops will be held at the Door County Justice Center, 1201 South Duluth Avenue, Sturgeon Bay.
Please call the Family Centers of Door County to register at 920.825.1430. There is no cost to attend; however, class size is limited and participants must pre-register.
- Door-Tran and WEP, Inc partnered in 2008 to have the first ever Transportation Fair and are currently selling raffle tickets as their 2009 fundraiser. Anyone interested in supporting the programs supported by this fundraiser, including the Travel Voucher Program, Car Pool Matching Program, WEP’s Door County Transportation Options Program offering a Guaranteed Ride Home Program and more, by purchasing raffle tickets or donating a prize may call Door-Tran.
For more information about any of the programs currently operated by Door-Tran or to join the Consortium, call Pam Busch at 920.743.9999 or 877.330.6333. The Door-Tran office is located at the Cherry Point Mall in the Door County Job Center in Sturgeon Bay and is open Monday through Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm. Or visit http://www.door-tran.com.
- Carol Berglund, Door County Fair Open Class Floral Superintendent, reported that there were four Grand Champion Prize winners at this year’s fair. Father Anthony Birdsall (dahlia), Amanda Reiderer (lily), Kaye Knutson (coleus), and Carol Berglund (globe thistle).
There were also eight Best of Show winners. Anthony Birdsall (hosta), Kaye Knutson (Echinacea), Pat Wickman (arrangement), Anthony Birdsall (balloon flower), Tami Pedler (lily), Terrie DeKeyser (rose), Carol Russell (achillea), and Joanne Surfus (spearmint).
There was a beautiful display of entries this year and the event organizers are hoping for more next year. The Fair Premium Lists will be available next June at the Extension office in the Government Center and on-line at http://www.doorcounty.org/Fair.
- Special Registration Deputies and members of the League of Women Voters of Door County Barbara Graul, Shirley Senarighi, and Susan Kohout will be conducting voter registration drives throughout the county during the next few months. Dates for the drive include: Saturday, September 19, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, at Harvest Fest in Sturgeon Bay; Saturday, October 10, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm, at Pumpkin Patch Festival in Egg Harbor; and Saturday, October 17, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm at Fall Fest in Sister Bay.
Prospective voters must bring their Wisconsin Drivers License or a Wisconsin ID to use in completing the application. If they have neither item, they can bring the last four digits of their social security number.
For more information contact Susan Kohout (920.743.1527), Barbara Graul (920.743.6842), or Shirley Senarighi (920.743.1691).
• The Board of Directors of the Door County Community Foundation unanimously selected Josephine Guenzel as the 2009 Philanthropist of the Year for her many years of giving back to Door County. Guenzel is perhaps best known for her incredible commitment to the Community Clinic of Door County. Along with a commitment to primary, mental and integrative healthcare, Guenzel has worked with Helpline, advocates for the Hispanic community and supports the work of Kimberley House and PFLAG.
The Philanthropist of the Year Award was created to honor those people whose exceptional generosity of spirit serves as an inspiration to us all. Previous recipients of the Philanthropists of the Year include Tim and Sue Stone, Dave and Vonnie Callsen, Marion Hislop, Cynthia Stiehl, and Ruth and Hartley Barker.
“Jo Guenzel epitomizes the giving spirit of Door County,” says Bret Bicoy, President & CEO of the Door County Community Foundation. “She gives not only of her resources, but she also shares her leadership, her labor and her love.”