Door County Alcohol and other Drug Coalition Hosts Town Hall Meeting

The Door County Alcohol and other Drug Coalition, in partnership with a variety of community leaders, is hosting a town hall meeting about how to strengthen youth through community action.

The meeting will take place on April 16 from 6 – 9 pm at Prince of Peace Church in Sturgeon Bay. Snacks will be provided. Door prizes include an iPod Shuffle, iTunes gift cards, gas cards, and flowers.

For more information or to make reservations contact Faith McCoy at 920.377.1732 or via email at [email protected].

Crossroads at Big Creek is seeking for volunteers for their Historical Village. The Village is an authentic depiction of small village and rural country life from 1880-1910. During the 2011 season about 2,500 people toured the village and the adjoining Collins Center and the Nature Hike Trails.

Volunteers can act as guides and interpreters, clean artifacts, clean the village itself, or prepare and serve food items.

For more information contact Dan Olsen at 920.559.2050 or via email at [email protected].

The United Way of Door County is opening up their Annual Community Investment process to any non-profit organization that meets the needs of people in Door County.

Applications are due May 14 prior to 3 pm. During May and June, applicants will meet with the volunteers from the Community Investment Committee to review their application. The amounts granted by this committee will then establish the amount of money that United Way will need to raise during their 2012 Campaign. The programs that are awarded grants will then receive their funds in monthly installments in 2013.

Application forms are available by contacting the United Way office at 920.746.9645 or visiting and clicking on the “NonProfit Resources” tab.

(Front row, left to right) Mayor Thad Birmingham, Judy Juadis, president Altrusa of Door County, along with (back row, left to right) club members Robyn Anderson, Patti Ligman, Cindy Koutnik, Anita Karwowski, Geri Szuberla, Nancy Schroeder, Jackie Morrison, and Nancy Baux recognize April 11 as Altrusa of Door County Awareness Day.

Sturgeon Bay Mayor Thad Birmingham proclaimed April 11 Altrusa of Door County Awareness Day.

Altrusa is involved in many programs in the county and they collect donations to promote literacy among women and children. Altrusa of Door County also awards six women attending school with Mary Louise Kienhau Scholarships of $750 each semester.

For an application for the 2012 fall semester, contact Rebecca Weinert at 920.493.8222 or visit for a scholarship application. Applications are due by June 30.

Also, Altrusa of Door County will host a charity golfing experience to raise funds for school supplies for children in need. The event will take place July 9 at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club in Egg Harbor. For more information contact Peter Kerwin at 920.746.4239 or via email at [email protected].

The Boys & Girls Club of Door County will host their 3rd Annual Celebrity Golf Outing at the Horseshoe Bay Golf Club in Egg Harbor on June 12. This golf outing is held to raise funds to cover the program expenses of the Boys & Girls Club.

The club has reached out to individuals to help with this fundraiser like former Green Bay Packers General Manager Ron Wolf; former Packers players Jerry Kramer, Dave Robinson, Doug Hart and Harry Sydney; philanthropist Marti Spittell Ziegelbauer; Portland Trail Blazer Joel Przybilla; WLUK sports director Drew Smith and former NFL player Chris Greisen.

To play in the outing, sponsor a hole, attend the dinner or help in any way, contact Heather Powell at 920.746.5125, Willie Schartner at 920.495.1218, or Dave Resch at 743.8705.

• The United Way of Door County invites the public to their 2012 Annual Meeting on April 18 at Bistro 42 at the Door Peninsula Winery in Carlsville. The event will feature a short business meeting and awards reception, which will present coveted Bob Steifvater “Magnificent” Volunteer of the Year Award to a United Way volunteer who displayed exemplary community service. Last year’s recipients were Steve and Kelly Hellman from the Inn at Cedar Crossing and Julie Behnke from Younkers.

In addition, new board members will be elected and outgoing board members will be honored for their volunteer service to United Way of Door County.

Tickets are $15 per person and include heavy hors d’oeuvres.

For more information call 920.746.9645.

The Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc. (EAA) announced that three Door County students have been accepted to attend the EAA Basic Air Academy 2012 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The students include Millar Minahan from Sevastopol High School and Cameron Zak and Nicholas Zielke from Gibraltar High School.

All three students will receive all expenses paid scholarships to the Air Academy Basic Camp from the group Friends of Ephraim/Gibraltar Airport.

For more information, call Gary Chaudoir at 920.854.4825, Tim Halbrook at 920.621.3018 or Jon Neville at 414.791.4522.

The Family Centers of Door County is seeking nominations of women to receive a complimentary “pampering session” at a local salon. The salons donating their services are Bridgeview Hair Salon, Clippers Mate, InVidia and Options Hair Studio.

Winners will be contacted during the week of April 23 to set up their pampering session. To nominate a woman send a short write-up about them to the Family Centers, include their name, your name, address, and phone number, or visit and fill out an online nomination form. Nomination forms are also available at participating salons. Nominations are due April 21.

Also, the Family Centers of Door County and Ministry Door County Medical Centers are sponsoring “Pampering & Practicalities: An Evening for Women” on May 11 at the Draft Haus in Sturgeon Bay at 5 pm. The event will feature interactive exhibitor booths on health and wellness, dinner and entertainment provided by comedy group Mission IMPROVable. Tickets are $35 and reservations are required. Purchase tickets online at

On April 3 the Mid Door Fire Association (Baileys Harbor, Ephraim, and Gibraltar Fire Departments) utilized the former Sandpiper Restaurant, now owned by the Ridges Sanctuary, for fire practice. Access to the building enabled firefighters to practice search techniques in a “real world” environment, complete with blacked-out rooms filled by a smoke machine. Due to liability issues and environmental regulations, live fire exercises can be difficult to coordinate. However, a wide variety of valuable fire-ground skills can be practiced on structures that are to be razed.

“Once you’ve made the decision to raze a building, please consider contacting your local fire department,” said Steve Leonard, executive director of The Ridges, adding “The Ridges Sanctuary wishes to thank Eric Peil for creating a reuse and recycled method for the existing buildings and acting as the liaison to coordinate the fire department training.”

Golden LivingCenter-Dorchester has announced the creation of a new support group for family, friends and others interested in Alzheimer’s disease. The first meeting will be held on April 24 from 4 – 5 pm at Golden LivingCenter-Dorchester in Sturgeon Bay. Subsequent meetings will be held monthly at 4 pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

The group’s co-facilitators are Elizabeth Stuart, director of the Coventry Care/Alzheimer’s Unit, and Mary Brugman, social worker; they have obtained training from the Alzheimer’s Association.

For more information call 920.743.6274.

The public is welcome to join Holly S. Baer, ND on April 18 from 1 – 2:30 pm at Greens N Grains in Egg Harbor, to learn about detoxification of the body using Naturopathic Medicine.

Naturopathic philosophy favors a holistic approach and seeks to find the least invasive measures necessary for symptom improvement or resolution.

The program costs $12. For more information or to register call Call 920.868.9999 or email [email protected].

The Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry will continue its community health information programs with their presentation of “Transportation in Northern Door” on April 22 at the Sister Bay Baptist Church at 4 pm.

Pam Busch of Door-Tran and Roger Tepe of Door-2-Door and Director of Door County Department of Social Services will present the transportation discussion.

In an effort to save lives and protect underground utility infrastructures, the month of April has been designated as “Safe Digging” month nationally. Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) urges people to call 811 before digging.

There is a “Call 811 Diggers Hotline” pre-established system in place that will send a locator technician to where the digging is planned as soon as possible or typically within three business days. There is no charge for the service and the 811 call is toll free.

For more information visit or

Good Samaritan-Scandia Village is hosting a potato pancake and sausage dinner on April 20. The meal will be served family style in the Woodview dining room from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. There will be baked goods available to purchase.

Prices are $8 for adults, $4 for children and free for those under two years old. Proceeds will benefit the Capital Campaign currently underway at Good Samaritan-Scandia Village.

The organization is also looking for volunteers to help with grounds clean up on April 28 at 9 am. A free picnic lunch will be provided at 12 pm.

For more information call Nicki Scharrig at 920.854.2317.

Tickets are now available for the 10th annual Golden Heart Volunteer Celebration to be held on April 26 at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay.

Honorees include Matthias Olson, Carol Babb, Christina Baldwin, Chris DuCharme, Mary Green, Beth Hubbard, Paul Kok, John Tinnon and Gina Wautier.

Group honorees include Gary Hollman & Sue Meyer of Loaves & Fishes, Lakeshore CAP Food Pantry volunteers, Leadership Door County volunteers, Jonathan & Jennifer Meacham of the YMCA, Southern Door Elementary 5th grade class, and Paul & Leora Stangel of Habitat for Humanity.

The arts and culture honorees include Bill & Renee Bauernfeind, Birch Creek Associates Volunteer Organization, Susan Crawford & Jeffrey Rosemann, and Steve Graf & Shirley Williams.

The Lifetime of Service honorees include Tom Carpenter, Gloria Dernbach, Lorraine Dietrich, Virginia Henz, Jocko Rader and Bill Scholten.

Paige Kassner, 13-year-old founder of “Warm Hands, Warm Hearts” will be the keynote speaker. Marti Spittell Ziegelbauer, philanthropist and women’s health advocate, will be returning as Master of Ceremonies.

Tickets are $35 and available by calling 920.746.7704. For more information visit

On April 22 from 5 to 8 pm, the non-profit Sturgeon Bay Sail Training Foundation (STF) will host a Chili Supper Fundraiser. This event is open to the public and all proceeds will go to maintain the STF fleet and training building in Sunset Park.

The event will feature chili, the first sailboat race of the season and music by Ben Larson starting at 6 pm. At the fundraiser, registration will be open for adult and youth sail training classes and the 2012 STF instructors will be there to answer questions.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

For more information visit

Unity announced a National Volunteer Week and a National Healthcare Decisions Day. National Volunteer Week, April 15– 21, will celebrate the organization’s palliative, hospice and bereavement care volunteers. In 2011, over 268 volunteers provided 22,866 hours of service to help care for patients and families throughout Northeast Wisconsin served by Unity.

Unity also announced April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) in order to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making.

For more information call 920.338.1111 or visit