• On Aug. 12, Governor Scott Walker approved a project that will release $100,000 in state funding to revitalize a variety of runway markings at Kenosha Regional, Manitowoc County, Necedah, Prentice and Door County Cherryland airports as part of the 2014 airport pavement marking program. Andrew Trimble, airport development engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), explains that airport markings fade because of weather and use. Additionally, runway identification numbers, which are based on a runway’s orientation to the magnetic north pole, need to be periodically changed because magnetic north drifts slowly with the passage of time. The project is expected to begin in August and should be complete by the end of September. Each of the five airports is among the 98 facilities included in the Wisconsin State Airport System Plan, which makes them eligible for state and federal funding. Airport improvement projects are administered through WisDOT’s Bureau of Aeronautics.
• The newest addition to the Little Free Library system is at Brew Coffeehouse in Ellison Bay. The nautical-themed house features a maritime map of Northern Green Bay waters.
• The Democratic Party of Door County invites you to meet and greet Wisconsin’s United States Senator Tammy Baldwin at the Fire Company, 38 South 3rd Ave., Sturgeon Bay, on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 5:30 to 7 pm. This is neither a fundraiser nor a town hall meeting. No reservation required. Questions? Contact Garrett U. Cohn, chairman Democratic Party of Door County, [email protected].
• Recognizing business’ need for workforce training, on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 9-10:30 am, the Door County Economic Development Center and the Door County Visitor Bureau are hosting a panel discussion in the Sturgeon Bay City Hall community meeting room (421 Michigan St.) on locally available workforce training resources for area business leaders. Door County businesses might not be aware of the many nearby, flexible (and affordable) resources available for employee training for management, supervisory leadership, team building, employee retention and motivation, effective communication, conflict management, and critical thinking, among other topics. There are also state grant opportunities that can help businesses cover some of their training expenses. Our panel of experts will include Tim Pflieger (Team Leadership Center), Blake Siewert (LogiTran Group, an industrial-organizational psychology consulting and recruiting firm), Jon Bartz (Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation), Dean Stewart (NWTC Corporate Training and Economic Development) and Ryan Kauth (UW-GB Small Business Development Center). To RSVP for this free event, contact Cindy Wick at 920.743.3113 x200 or via email at [email protected].
• Have you moved since the last election? Has it been four years since you voted? Are you new to Wisconsin? Will you turn 18 before the Nov. 4 general election. If any of these things are true, prepare for the election season and avoid lines at the polls by registering early. There are three ways to register: download the Application for Voter Registration GAB-131, complete the form and mail it to your municipal clerk’s office no later than the 20th day (third Wednesday) before the election; Register in the municipal clerk’s office up to 5 pm or the close of business whichever is later on the Friday before the election. If you wish to register to vote at your polling place on the day of the election, you must bring proof that you reside at your present location.
• “Oles” and friends of St. Olaf College throughout the Door County area are invited to gather for a luncheon at Maxwelton Braes in Baileys Harbor at 1 pm on Sunday, Aug. 17. Eric Lund, religion professor and former director of International Studies, will give a short presentation on Italy. Call Mary Ann Christiansen Johnson (’51) at 920.839.2604 to make reservations for the event.
• The final Door County 4-H Horse and Pony Project Friday Night Lights Speed Series horse show of the season takes place at 7 pm Friday at the Door County Fairgrounds arena. Admission is free.