• Lynn Ohnesorge Graduates from Wisconsin Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute

    Lynn Ohnesorge, clerk/treasurer, for the Village of Egg Harbor, was among the 111 officials who graduated from the 2015 Wisconsin Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute held July 12-17. This training institute is one of the largest programs in the United States and is recognized nationally and internationally. The institute is designed to advance the professional […]

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    Ramble Thru The Ridges on Sept. 26

    Ramble Thru The Ridges returns for a second year on Sept. 26 at 9 am. Surrounded by the early fall beauty of The Ridges, the event begins with a special presentation on birds of prey by REGI (Raptor Education Group, Inc). This year, educators from the Antigo-based bird rehabilitation organization will feature six Avian Ambassadors, […]

  • “Mushrooms Galore” at Savory Spoon Cooking School

    Fall is a good season to take a cooking class as Savory Spoon Cooking School has an international cooking class as well as a feature class on mushrooms. On Sept. 26 at 6 pm, travel the world during “In Good Tastes.” In this class you will learn to make mayonnaise, custard and some poaching tips […]

  • Revenue, Enrollment, Aid Trends Changed from 1990s

    By Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance Although changes in school finance have been small and incremental in the past two decades, the cumulative effect is that in 2015 it bears only limited resemblance to the mid-90s, the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX) concludes in a new report appropriately titled “Increasing Complexity, Unplanned Change: The Story of School Finance […]

  • Door County Historical Society’s Monthly Dinner Features “Funeral Practices of the Past”

    The Door County Historical Society will host its monthly dinner meeting featuring a presentation on “Funeral Practices of the Past” by Todd Huehns on Sept. 28. The catered dinner meeting will be at 6 pm at Prince of Peace Church, 1756 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay. Heuhns will tell the story of “Funeral Practices of […]

  • Nancy Ruff Discusses the Importance of Sleep at First Baptist Church

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with an upcoming presentation on sleep on Oct. 25 at 4 pm at First Baptist Church, Sister Bay. Nancy Ruff, Respiratory Care Practitioner and Registered Polysomnographic Technologist, will discuss why sleep is important; sleep disturbances; sleep apnea causes and treatments; and consequences of […]

  • Crossroads to Host “German Prisoners of War on Our Soil” Program

    “German Prisoners of War on Our Soil” is the title of Door County Historical Society’s Sunday program scheduled for 2 pm on Sept. 20 at Crossroads at Big Creek. That topic seems entirely fitting because there actually were German prisoners of war on Crossroads’ soil. When Crossroads collaborated with the Door County Historical Society to […]

  • D.A.R.E. Program Receives $5,000 Donation

    The Door County Board of Realtors charity golf outing raised $5,000 for the D.A.R.E program for Door County. The Door County Board of Realtors thanks the many sponsors who made the event possible.

  • Thrivent Financial Holds Workshop to Help with College Planning

    Thrivent Financial is hosting an educational workshop to help parents of high school students with their college planning. Called “College Planning Strategies,” the 90-minute workshop will be held at 5:30 pm on Sept. 28 at Gibraltar Area Schools in Fish Creek. The workshop is hosted by Casey St. Henry, FIC, CLTC, local Thrivent Financial Representative. […]

  • Sturgeon Bay’s Schedule of Events for Homecoming 2015

    Sturgeon Bay High School is pleased to announce the schedule of events for Homecoming 2015. On Sept. 23 there will be a powder puff football game at Memorial Field at 8 pm. Admission is $3 or three non-perishable food items. Non-perishable food items will be donated to Feed My People. Cash donations will go to […]

  • Science Snippet: Wide Gap in Opinion between Scientists and Public

    A recent poll covering a variety of topics reveals a wide gap between the opinions of scientists and those of the general public. Two thousand adults participated in a poll conducted by the Pew Research Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The adults were selected to be representative of the public […]

  • Door County Board of Realtors Holds Home Buyer Education Program

    Door County Board of Realtors presents the Home Buyer Education Grant Program on Oct. 7 at Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay. Home buyers: this is an opportunity to learn about all the available programs for purchasing a new home or rehabbing your current home. Presenters include: Leann Nguyen, Bank of Luxemburg; […]

  • UUF Offers New Nature Programs for All Ages

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County will offer three programs for children during the school year based on the theme Our Natural World. Every Monday (except when Gibraltar Area Schools are closed) infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers from the entire community are invited for stories, songs, crafts and social time. Preschool story time […]

  • Inaugural “Day for Kids” Saturday in Sturgeon Bay

    The Boys & Girls Club of Door County will host its inaugural “Day for Kids” event on Sept. 12, 9am – 1 pm, at the club’s Third Avenue location in downtown Sturgeon Bay. The event will include an open house to highlight the new renovations which have taken place during the past several months, including […]

  • Pluto Club at Crossroads Begins Sept. 11

    Named for Crossroads at Big Creek’s favorite dwarf planet, Pluto Club is geared for very small learners, ages 4 – 6 (though first and second graders are welcome, as are older siblings and adults). Pluto Club will meet Sept. 11 at 3:30 pm. The topic for this meeting is “Planets.” This free, 45-minute program includes […]

  • Boys & Girls Club’s Inaugural “Day for Kids” Open to Everyone

    The Boys & Girls Club of Door County will host its inaugural “Day for Kids” event on Sept. 12, 9am – 1 pm, at the club’s Third Avenue location in downtown Sturgeon Bay. The event will include an open house to highlight the new renovations which have taken place during the past several months, including […]

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    Altrusa Helps Girls Get Back to School with Annual Fair

    With generous assistance from a grant of $2,000 from the Women’s Fund, new backpacks were chosen and filled with school supplies at Altrusa’s Back-to-School Fair, held at the Sturgeon Bay YMCA. More than 250 local girls from all over Door County participated in the fair. Volunteer guides escorted the girls around the gym as they […]

  • Retired Educators to Meet Sept. 16 at Crossroads

    The next meeting of the Door-Kewaunee Retired Educators Association Meeting will be held at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St., on Sept. 16. Social hour begins at 11 am followed by a noon luncheon. The program includes a tour of Heritage Village and Nelson House. After the meeting, Red Wagon school supplies that are […]

  • Wisconsin Education Fair at St. Norbert College

    The annual Wisconsin Education Fair (WEF) will be held at St. Norbert College in the Schuldes Sports Center from 6:30 – 8:30 pm on Sept. 16 and 9 – 11 am on Sept. 17. More than 100 colleges, universities, technical schools and military groups will be on hand to meet and recruit prospective students and […]

  • The Tile Murals of Door County Schools

    When I visit Gibraltar School and walk along the hallway past the old gym, I look on the bottom row of the “Visions of Peace” tile mural created by elementary students in 1997 to find mine, one that I made after teaching Kurt Vonnegut’s antiwar novel, Slaughterhouse-Five. My sense of pride is no different than […]