Peninsula Pulse – October 16 – 23, 2015

In this issue

  • Fall Art Crawl, Classic Comedy, Trapper Schoepp & More Weekend Plans

    This weekend marks the kickoff of Halloween celebrations on the peninsula, along with Ellison Bay Arts’ Fall Art Crawl, autumn hikes in the great outdoors, and a visit by Milwaukee rockers Trapper Schoepp & The Shades. But these are just a few of our top picks for the weekend ahead! Friday, October 23 Kick Off […]

  • Waseda Expands to Old Logerquist Home

    Jim Logerquist had a big decision to make when his neighbor to the north wanted to buy the 120-acre former farm that had been in his family more than 125 years, on a road that bears his family’s name. “It wasn’t an easy decision,” he said about selling the property. But it helped that the […]

  • Brian Burnette Joins Unity’s Management Committee

    Unity welcomes Brian L. Burnette, M.D., Green Bay Oncology Hematologist and Oncologist, as the newest addition to its Management Committee. Unity’s Management Committee functions as its Board of Directors with representatives from Unity’s three owner hospital partners, Bellin Health, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center and HSHS St. Vincent Hospital. They provide guidance, leadership and […]

  • "Hydrangea Bliss" by Mac Schueppert.

    Mac Schueppert Included in Cedarburg Exhibit

    The Wisconsin Pastel Artists fall exhibit, Autumnal Ripening, opens Oct. 16 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. The opening reception is planned for Oct. 16, 6 – 8 pm. More than 95 pastel paintings will be displayed, including two works from Sturgeon Bay artist Mac Schueppert. The exhibit runs from Oct. 16 – Nov. 29. The […]

  • High School Fall Athletics, Oct. 16 – 23

    GIBRALTAR Football Oct. 16 @ Oakfield, 7 pm Volleyball Oct. 17 – Conference Tournament @ Kewaunee, 10 am Oct. 20 – First Round of Regionals, 7 pm SEVASTOPOL  Football Oct. 16 – TBA Volleyball Oct. 17 – Conference Tournament @ Kewaunee, 10 am Oct. 20 – First Round of Regionals, 7 pm SOUTHERN DOOR  Cross […]

  • Steve Grutzmacher: Fun (At Least To Me) Words And Phrases

      After besetting you a few weeks ago with all those sales tax numbers, I believe we both need something a tad more lighthearted. So this week I am sharing the stories behind a few words and phrases found in our English language – some still prevalent and some that have fallen out of common […]

  • Wisconsin Awarded Two Grants to Encourage Healthy Habits among Students

    Wisconsin is one of 10 states to be awarded two federal grants aimed at helping students learn healthy habits and training local school nutrition staff. The first of the two grants, the 2015 Team Nutrition Training Grant ($301,429), will provide technical assistance to schools in the school breakfast and lunch programs and encourage new and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: To “My Family”

      To those who serve on the board, who donated raffle prizes, who played, who volunteered, I give you my thanks. Writing thank yous has always been difficult for me. I ask myself: Am I choosing the right words? Am I truly sharing my gratitude? Will they know how thankful I am? It is hard […]

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    Maritime Museum to Introduce Interactive Displays into Exhibits

    The Door County Maritime Museum recently announced an exciting educational program to have widespread appeal to all ages, and the extensive use of highly interactive electronic displays. New technologies will engage and educate visitors who will enjoy using touchscreens to explore numerous exhibits of the region’s incredible maritime heritage. Virtual storytellers will greet visitors and […]

  • Sturgeon Bay High School Cheerleaders Visit Habitat for Humanity

    The Sturgeon Bay High School varsity cheerleading team recently visited Door County Habitat for Humanity in an effort to learn more about the nonprofit and its services. Leslie Boden of Habitat’s ReStore gave the group an overview of Habitat for Humanity and the housing challenges facing the Door County community. The team also showcased their […]

  • Haunted Mansion

    Haunted Mansion Celebrates 10 Years

    On a picnic table just outside the entrance to Southern Door’s Haunted Mansion, Sue Marchant sits in denim jeans stained with red and white paint the week before grand opening. “I guess I’m disappointed because I thought we would be all done already and we would have this week to relax but it ain’t gonna […]

  • Pulse Price Report, Oct. 16

    Crop prices (Oct. 12) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price Basis Corn $3.48/bushel -035 Soybeans $8.16/bushel -0.70 Wheat (SRW) $4.49/bushel -0.60   Fox River Valley Ethanol – Green Bay Corn $3.64/bushel -0.19  Basis: The difference between the local cash price for a commodity and the Chicago cash price (where the Board of Trade […]

  • Danielle Bokelmann

    Server of the Week: Danielle Bokelmann of Greens N Grains

    If you step in Greens N Grains Café, You’ll likely see Danielle Bokelmann, of Sturgeon Bay. She’s the full-time manager of the deli, Serving up delicious food and drinks to satisfy your belly.   She’s been at the gig for two years Spreading her knowledge and sharing her cheer. She’s a Jill of all trades, […]

  • Pop-Up Hatha Yoga Class at Dancin’ on the Door

    Rebecca Sheesley will lead pop-up Hatha Yoga classes at Dancin’ on the Door in Egg Harbor. This drop-in class is scheduled for Oct. 22, 8 – 9 am, and is open for all levels of experience. The class begins with opening meditation and moves on to a gentle warm up, followed by heat up sequences, […]

  • Raggi

    Featured Pet: Raggi

    Raggi came to the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) in late spring of 2014 as one of 23 cats in a hoarding situation. When he came through our doors he was extremely timid and unsure of his new surroundings. With time he has come out of his shell and is now known for his expertise […]

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    Flying Pig Hosts Reception for Calendar Girls for ALS Project

    On Oct. 18, 11 am – 2 pm, Flying Pig Gallery in Algoma will host an opening reception for the Calendar Girls for ALS project. The project was started by Jim Schumacher and his wife/business partner Angela to help their friend Eric Johnson, a maple syrup producer who was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. Angela, […]

  • "Evening Light" by Daniel Anderson.

    Playing with Fire & Ice at PenArt

    Sculptures formed by fire join large-scale photographs of ice landscapes in the upcoming Fire + Ice exhibition at Peninsula School of Art. On view from Oct. 23 – Jan. 2, the exhibition features the work of Door County photographer Daniel Anderson, and UW-Stevens Point sculpture faculty members Keven Brunett and Kristin Thielking. Fire + Ice […]

  • Dancel Kenneth Peterson

    Obituary: Dancel Kenneth Peterson

    Dancel Kenneth Peterson, 81, of Sturgeon Bay, was called to his home in Heaven Wednesday evening, October 7, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay. He was born October 1, 1934, in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Hans and Mary (Burlo) Peterson. Following graduation from Sturgeon Bay High School, he […]

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    I Pink I Can: Pink Out Raises Funds for Door CANcer

    Southern Door High School hosted the annual Pink Out fundraiser on Sept. 29, with matches between all the county high schools: Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Sturgeon Bay and Southern Door. Connie Baudhuin organizes the Pink Out to raise money for Door CANcer, Inc. and Door County individuals and families dealing with cancer. Gibraltar came out as winners […]

  • New Location Proposed for Egg Harbor Community Center

    The proposed new community center and library that was planned for a piece of property on Hwy. 42 in the Village of Egg Harbor took a new direction when it was announced at the village meeting on Oct. 12 that donors are willing to contribute if the project is moved to the city-owned space across […]

  • Walker Appoints Rebecca Bradley to Wisconsin Supreme Court

    Representative Joel Kitchens Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) attended the signing of Senate Bill 252, a piece which passed both the Senate and Assembly last month with no opposition. “I am very pleased that the governor chose to sign this bill,” said Kitchens. “Many local communities were looking at losing a large portion of their budget with […]

  • Door County Medical Center Foundation Receives Grant for Memory Clinic Door County

    The Door County Community Foundation has awarded the Door County Medical Center Foundation a Sustainability Grant from the Health and Human Needs Fund. This grant provides financial support for further development of the Ministry Memory Clinic. The Ministry Memory Clinic Door County (MMCDC) was established in 2011 with assistance from the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Vote No

      Twelve years ago the Village of Sister Bay implemented a 20 Year Comprehensive Plan, Ordinance 03-06. This plan has been used to guide the village in its vision, growth and land use towards making Sister Bay a peaceful and enjoyable community for families to live in northern Door County with its many amenities and […]

  • By the Numbers: University of Wisconsin-Extension

    The University of Wisconsin-Extension budget was reduced by $5.2 million in the latest biennial budget. It represents an eight percent cut in state funding for UW-Extension, a university system whose mission includes educating communities that lack a four-year campus. Here is a quick look at some of the things UW-Ex does. 3 The number of […]

  • Wine:30 – Wine Soil Types

    by Karl Bradley This week we are looking at the many types of soils that grape vines grow in and produce great grapes, as well at the parts of the world they are found. Below are the most popular types of soil for wine growing regions. Alluvial – This soil is a mix of sand, […]

  • Chinook Salmon Program at Strawberry Creek

    If you want to see a sight that you are not likely to see many other places, plan to spend your morning on Monday, Oct. 19, or Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Strawberry Creek Chinook Facility in Sturgeon Bay for the fall salmon run. There you will see an assembly line of Department of Natural […]

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    Obituary: Louis J. Denil

    Louis J. Denil, age 85, of Sturgeon Bay, died Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at the Autumn Fields Assisted Living facility. Born July 30, 1930, in Duval, Wisconsin, he was the son of the late Harry and Mary (Mathey) Denil.  On Nov. 14, 1950, he married Meome Bader in Lincoln. For a significant part of his […]

  • Door County Boys & Girls Club Takes Part in “Lights On After School”

    The Boys & Girls Club of Door County is participating in the “Lights On After School” event on Oct. 22. Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. On Oct. 22, 4 – 6 pm, the […]

  • Municipal News: Oct. 16

    City of Sturgeon Bay: The Common Council meets at noon on Oct. 20.   County of Door: The Highway Committee meets at 8:30 am on Oct. 19. The Library Board meets at the library at 5 pm on Oct. 19. The Administrative Committee meets at 8:30 am on Oct. 20. The Law Enforcement Committee meets […]

  • Habitat for Humanity to Dedicate 38th Home

    Habitat for Humanity plans to ceremonially dedicate its 38th home in Door County with a celebration set for 5 pm on Oct. 21 at 822 E. Galley Place, Sturgeon Bay. The family, community leaders, Habitat staff and volunteers will gather to commemorate the completion of Door County Habitat for Humanity’s latest new home. The public […]

  • Florence Rupp

    Obituary: Florence Therese Rupp

    Florence Therese Rupp, 93, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, passed away early Thursday morning, October 8, 2015, at Woodside Villa in Green Bay with family at her side. She was born January 17, 1922, in the town of Nasewaupee, the daughter of the late Frank and Bertha (Ellerman) Stauber. Florence worked for Algoma Plywood during WWII […]

  • Baileys Harbor Welcomes Design Team

    When Rob Burke, community resource development agent with the Door County University of Wisconsin-Extension office, heard from colleague Todd Johnson at the UW-Extension office in River Falls about the possibility of bringing a volunteer team of professionals to a community in the county to conduct a charette, Burke immediately thought of Baileys Harbor. “They’re kind […]

  • Lawrence Guitar Studio to Perform at Björklunden

    Lawrence University’s Björklunden will host a concert Oct. 18 at 1:30 pm. This concert will feature solos and ensembles from the Lawrence Guitar Studio. The recital will focus on the 19th and 20th century including “La Catedral” by Agustín Barrios and “Variations on a Theme of Cabezón” by Manuel Ponce. The concert will close with […]

  • Science Snippet: Researchers Find More Synapses in Autistic Brains

      Neurons in the brain communicate with one another by means of tiny contact points called synapses. Soon after a baby is born, many more synaptic contacts are formed than required to form functional brain pathways later in life. During childhood and adolescence a process called “pruning” occurs, whereby thousands and thousands of unnecessary neurons […]

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    Last Chance to See “Nunsense” This Season

    The zany Little Sisters of Hoboken are kicking up their heels and lifting their voices for a couple more nights at Peninsula Players Theatre in Nunsense. Join Reverend Mother, a former circus performer itching to reclaim the spotlight, and her four sisters as they stage a riotous variety show filled with comic misadventures that are […]

  • Logan Creek. Photo by Julie Schartner.

    Ridges to Begin Box Lunch Hikes on Oct. 21

    Attend a Fall Wreath-Making Workshop on Oct. 17 at 2 pm, and learn how to incorporate natural items collected from woods, fields and yards. You’ll also learn to make fall candleholders. Meet at The Ridges Cabins, 8288 County Q in Baileys Harbor. Workshop fees are $10 for Ridges members, $13 for the general public and […]

  • News Bulletin: Oct. 16

    WHAT HAPPENED Five petitioners continued their effort to challenge the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ approval of a water pollution permit for an expanding livestock facility in Kewaunee County. Petitioners filed an appeal of the agency’s final decision to permit the company to operate without a limit on the number of animals in the facility […]

  • Construction Update: Oct. 16

    Hwy. 42, Forestville Schedule: Aug. to Oct. 2015 Length: 0.05 Miles Cost: $475,000 Location: Village of Forestville, between County X and County J. Description of project: The project involves removing the existing box culvert and replacing it with a new bridge meeting current design standards for vehicular loading and structure design. Bridge approaches will be […]

  • Succession Planning Workshop is Free for Business Owners

    On Oct. 20, 8 am – 12 pm at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall, the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) and the Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) will present a free workshop on succession planning for Door County business owners. Topics to be addressed during the half-day seminar include: Introduction to Business Succession Planning, […]

  • Baylake Bank Shares Cybersecurity Tips

    Baylake Bank is promoting Cybersecurity Awareness by sharing tips for protecting mobile devices. Baylake Bank recommends that consumers take extra precaution to protect the data on their mobile device by doing the following: use the passcode lock on your smartphone and other devices; log out completely; protect your phone from viruses; use caution when downloading […]

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    FRAMED: Ice Cream at Grumpy’s

    A group of kiddos enjoys ice cream at Grumpy’s in Egg Harbor. Submitted by Al Lohman.

  • DCA Scaryoke

    DCA to Host “Scaryoke” on Halloween

    On Oct. 31, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present “Scaryoke,” an all-ages, family-friendly Halloween event. Audiences are invited to dress up as their favorite performers – dead or alive – and show off their karaoke prowess. Competitor costumes may also visually depict a song title or lyric. Anyone is welcome to participate in Scaryoke, and […]

  • Apply for Grow Wisconsin Dairy 30×20 Processor Grants

    Wisconsin dairy processors are invited to apply for the Grow Wisconsin Dairy 30×20 Processor Grants. The grants are intended to foster innovation, improve profitability and sustain the long-term viability of Wisconsin’s dairy processing facilities. Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is accepting requests for proposal through Nov. 30. “The demand for quality […]

  • yellow rumped warbler roy lukes

    Roy Lukes: Yellow-Rumped Warbler

    A migratory wave of tiny birds is moving through northeastern Wisconsin, reaching its peak in mid-October. Quite a few people who report them will catch glimpses of white outer tail feathers and will report them as northern juncos. A closer look would have revealed a yellow patch at the upper base of the tail. They […]

  • Mark Jinkins Hope United

    Hope United Church of Christ Receives Grants to Support Mission

    Hope United Church of Christ (UCC) Endowment Chair Mark Jinkins presented two grants totaling almost $2,000 to Hope UCC minister Richard Feyen to support the Hope mission. UCC Global Ministries received a grant to support Tom and Monica Liddle in East Timor, who brought this mission for social outreach through two medical clinics and a […]

  • Stella Maris Parish Holds Pancake Supper at Casey’s BBQ

    The Council of Catholic Women of Stella Maris Parish will have their annual potato pancake supper on Oct. 20 at Casey’s BBQ in Egg Harbor. The meal consists of potato and regular pancakes, sausages, applesauce, dessert and beverage. It starts at 5 pm, and the cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children (ages 6-12), […]

  • Cheers!: A Visit to Estonia with Funkadelic

        The arrival in the mail today of a 180-gram reissue of Funkadelic’s 1970 tripster classic Free Your Mind…and Your Ass Will Follow made me dig deep into the fridge, and I pulled out a tubby 22-ounce bottle of No. 6 Saaremaa Island Ale, apparently release No. 6 in Anchor Brewing’s Zymaster Series. Yup, […]

  • Learn about Sustainable Farming at Crossroads Presentation

    The Clean Water Action Council of Northeast Wisconsin is presenting, “Preserving Door County’s Sense of Place While Promoting Sustainable Farming” featuring authors Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko on Oct. 28 at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay. A meet-and-greet will be held at 6 pm, with the presentation beginning at 6:30 pm. […]

  • “Young Monk” by Diane Drinnon.

    Take A Photography Tour through Yunnan Province

    Linden Gallery recently hosted a reception for the photographers whose work was displayed at the gallery’s exhibit A Photojourney In Yunnan. Twenty-four photos depicting life in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains were featured. While enjoying local Door County smoked fish, artisan cheeses and hard apple cider the conversation centered on “remember whens in China…” […]

  • Obituary: Kyle M. Pinkalla

    In loving memory of Kyle Michael Pinkalla (58) who passed gently into Gods welcoming arms on October 11, 2015 after a 16 year long disability with a heart problem, sight loss, and short term memory loss. He will be greatly missed by his surviving family; his father Wayne Pinkalla (Carol Wuollett Pinkalla), sisters Zoe Wesolowski […]

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves, Oct. 16-23

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud? “Every time I had a new baby, I cried because it was something new. And that’s what happened when I got my […]

  • The Climate Corner: Health Care Must Lead on Climate Change

    By Paul Linzmeyer Sustainability and climate change discussions need a different perspective – human health. Health care’s commitment to sustainability principles should not be focused on improving health care, but rather on improving overall health. The quality of medical care impacts only about 10 percent of outcomes that make us healthy. During the last several […]

  • Stephanie Cataldo Pabich Joins DKBEP as Program Manager

    The Door/Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership (DKBEP) is proud to introduce Stephanie Cataldo Pabich as the new DKBEP Program Manager. Pabich comes to DKBEP after a role as an event coordinator for the Heritage Hill Foundation in Green Bay. Before that, she worked for eight years at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in the award-winning Phuture […]

  • "Water's Edge" by Marcia Nickols.

    Marcia Nickols to Show Oils and Watercolors at Base Camp

    Marcia Nickols will be featured with her oils and watercolors at Base Camp Coffee Bar on Oct. 29, 6 – 8 pm. Katie Dahl and Rich Higdon will perform during this time too. Nickols works in water-based oils and watercolor creating Impressionist works using color and light. Water scenes are predominate in her work along […]

  • Scandia Village Receives Excellence in Action Award

    Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village received the Excellence in Action award from My InnerView by National Research Corporation. This honor recognizes long-term care and senior living organizations that achieve the highest levels of satisfaction excellence, as demonstrated by overall resident or employee satisfaction scores that fall within the top 10 percent of the My InnerView product […]

  • Pet Talk: Do Dogs Age Seven Years to A Human’s One?

    By Sally Salopek  Q: I have always heard a dog ages seven years to a human’s one. Is that true? A: Actually, it’s not true. We really don’t know how that calculation came into play, but I am sure most folks have heard it. Some believe it was in the 1950s when the average life […]

  • “Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald” by Walter Peterson.

    Maritime Museum Remembers “Edmund Fitzgerald” in New Exhibit

    The Door County Maritime Museum commemorates the 40th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald with an exhibit in the Reddin Bridge Room of the Sturgeon Bay museum. The exhibit will open Oct. 21 and continue through Nov. 10. It will be taken down for a month while the museum conducts its Merry-Time Festival […]

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    Obituary: Carol Joan Welch McCausland

    Carol Joan Welch McCausland entered the Church Triumphant on Monday, September 28, 2015. She was born on July 12, 1929, in Appleton, WI. A life-long Lutheran, she was baptized, confirmed, and married at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Appleton. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, James R. McCausland of Surprise and Prescott, AZ; […]

  • Obituary: Italia M. Buechner

    Italia M. Buechner, 97, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at Anna’s Health Care on October 13, 2015.  She was born May 22, 1918. Italia was preceded in death by her husband Norman “Butch” Buechner, her parents Harry and Lillian Schneider, a brother Orville Schneider and a grandson Todd Jeanquart. She will be deeply missed by […]

  • Bethel Church Sponsors Grace-Based Parenting Conference

    Need help raising your children or grandchildren in this fast-paced culture? Then sign up for the free Grace-Based Parenting Conference on Nov. 14, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, at Door Community Auditorium. Through guest speaker Kevin East, attendees will learn a clear game plan, practical tools and an effective character-driven model to use. This works […]

  • Food and Ag Groups Comment on TPP Agreement

    Leaders from across the U.S. agriculture and food sector have continued to express their optimism and confidence in the newly reached Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. On Oct. 5, trade ministers from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam concluded negotiations for the TPP – one of […]

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    Cadence Inc. and Murrock Yard Maintenance Expanding at Industrial Park

    The City of Sturgeon Bay recently sold an additional lot in the Industrial Park to Murrock Yard Maintenance company, to facilitate the expansion of the business. The three-quarter-acre parcel is adjacent to Murrock’s current building on Keel Court and will be the site for their new 7,000-square-foot building, which will serve as a place to […]

  • A Comparison of Old and New Door County Telecommunication Tower Ordinances

    Prepared by the Door County Planning Department Recent media reports and commentary regarding the newly adopted Door County Communications Support Structures and Related Facilities chapter of the Door County Zoning Ordinance indicate that it contains more restrictions than the previous ordinance and will unfairly increase costs for smaller communication providers. In reality, there are only […]

  • Trivia: How Heavy Was the Largest Pumpkin Pie Ever Baked?

    This week’s question: How many pounds did the largest pumpkin pie ever baked weigh? Answer: In next week’s issue. Last week’s question: The average lead pencil can draw a line how many miles long? Answer: 35

  • “Theremin” Edition of 6, by Dave Tilton.

    Dave Tilton’s “Theremin” Headed to NYC

    Award-winning Sister Bay artist Dave Tilton is pleased to announce that his digital work “Theremin” was selected by Hahnemühle USA for exhibition at PhotoPlus Expo in New York City. Hahnemühle has been producing paper in the same location in Germany since 1584 and is known worldwide for its fine art papers. Their highly awarded Digital […]

  • “Code Black” Screened at UUF on Oct. 20

    On Oct. 20 at 4:30 pm, Movies That Matter presents Code Black, the vivid and thought-provoking filmmaking debut by physician Ryan McGarry, which gives us unprecedented access to America’s busiest Emergency Department. Amidst real life-and-death situations, McGarry follows a dedicated team of charismatic, young doctors-in-training as they wrestle openly with both their ideals and with […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Do the Right Thing

    After receiving a letter from the village dated Sept. 28, 2015, titled “Village of Sister Bay Board Report Public Information Notice” there are a few concerns I have to address. Under the heading of Moving Forward the first paragraph states, “A sunset clause will be considered that will not facilitate substantial expansion of quarrying as […]

  • MDCMC Named A Critical Access Hospital to Know in 2015

    Becker’s Healthcare, a leading source of business and legal information for the health care industry, recently named Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) as one of the 50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know in 2015. There are more than 1, 300 critical access hospitals in the United States, and MDCMC was selected as one of […]

  • Oct. 17 Is Astronomy For Kids Day at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek, in collaboration with the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society and the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, is offering Astronomy For Kids on Oct. 17, 1 – 2:30 pm. Participants will learn about the sun, moon, planets and comets by participating in simple hands-on activities and by watching demonstrations. There may even be a […]

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    Silent Sports Column: Choosing the Best Race

    Last weekend I spent 12 hours back in my home city of Chicago to watch my sister run the Chicago Marathon. The course is one of several ultra-urban races that begins and ends downtown. More than 40,000 people run every year, making it one of the largest athletic events in the world. Standing at mile […]

  • Door-Kewaunee Retired Educators Association Members

    Door-Kewaunee Retired Educators Meet at WREA Convention

    Members of the local Door-Kewaunee Retired Educators association co-hosted the 64th annual convention of the Wisconsin Retired Educators Association (WREA) held at the Holiday Inn in Manitowoc on Sept. 29-30. The convention featured the theme “Light the Way with WREA,” and area representatives attending included Jesse Harness, Ellen Mathu, Kathy Frisk, Yvonne Harness and Charlie […]

  • Peninsula New Horizons Band Needs Donated Instruments

    Peninsula New Horizons Adult Band needs instrument donations, and they’re accepting used band instruments to loan to students who cannot afford them. Specifically, they are interested in low brass instruments (B-flat tuba, B-flat bass clarinet, baritone horn, and E-flat baritone sax), but would happily consider donations of flutes, clarinets, trumpets/cornets, trombones, etc. Peninsula New Horizons […]

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    New Life Sharing Old Stories: County Bookmobile Awaits Third Restoration

    The Door County bookmobile, that kept generations of children and adults connected to worlds beyond their own for nearly half of the last century, is experiencing a third lifesaving rescue. It came to the county in 1950 as part of a three-year demo project funded by the state that also included Kewaunee County. When the […]

  • Manners Matter: Not Looking for Advice

    By Mary Pat Dear Mary Pat, I’ve noticed that while updating friends about what’s going on in my life (the usual stuff: job, wife, kids, etc.), there is a tendency on their part to offer unsolicited advice. Mind you, I am not complaining during these conversations – more or less just sharing what my life […]

  • Michael Ball Jr. Wins Bronze for “Watch Me Grow”

    Sister Bay author Michael Ball Jr. was awarded a Bronze Medal in the national Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. His book, Watch Me Grow – Memories and Milestones Keepsake, was published earlier this year by the Footer Family of products, Sister Bay. Presented by the Jenkins Group book publishers, the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards “are intended […]

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    Signing with “The Sign Fairy” at Turtle Ridge

    Turtle Ridge is excited to host Jill Harding for a book signing of The Sign Fairy on Oct. 24 and 25. Harding is a longtime friend of Turtle Ridge owner Mary Ellen Sisulak. They became writing partners after attending a class at Write On, Door County. Their teacher, Nancy Carlson, is a prolific and award-winning […]

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    Jerry Apps Book Signing at The Clearing

    The Clearing Folk School will host a book signing for celebrated rural historian Jerry Apps, author of nine Wisconsin Historical Society Press books and dozens of other books and articles. Apps will discuss his two most recently (April and September, 2015) published novels, Whispers and Shadows: A Naturalist’s Memoir and Wisconsin Agriculture: A History. This […]

  • Isherwood: A Companion Kind

    A simple ritual it is, our evening walk down to the creek before supper with the dogs and the chance of a ball or stick. To suspect this has been a well-worn human routine ever since Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal, our collective habit with dogs that old. Something distinguished happened to our species when we married […]

  • The Hardy Wants Your Input

    This winter the Hardy Gallery Board of Directors will convene for their annual review of the organization’s strategic plan and goal setting for 2016. In preparation, the organization seeks input from its constituents. Visual artists, donors, volunteers, residents of Ephraim and the broader Door County community including anyone with an interest in the Hardy is […]

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    Jim Rossol’s Photography Now at Glas

    The fine art photography of Jim Rossol will be on display at Glas, the green coffeehouse, in Sturgeon Bay during October. Rossol’s photographs depict an interpretation of his visual world and can be either representational or abstract. He intends for his representational work to inspire a new awareness and appreciation of familiar things layered with […]

  • Peninsula Preschool Teacher Quoted in New Book

    Leslie Leline, teacher at Peninsula Preschool in Ephraim, was quoted in a newly released book about kindness, Beyond Nice: 149 Ideas to Nurture Kindness in Young Children by Stuart Stotts. It is a book for teachers and parents about giving children the tools to understand and exhibit kindness. At Peninsula Preschool, Leline teaches children to […]

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    Lynn’s Pottery: A Functional Focus

    When Lynn LaLuzerne takes a seat before her wheel and the 25-pound bricks of clay sitting in the workspace of her new gallery and studio, she has one focus: to create functional pottery that is visually pleasing and “alluring to the tactile senses.” Looking around the shelves lined with high-fired and lead-free vases, mugs, bowls, […]

  • The Bestseller List, Oct. 16-23

      HARDCOVER FICTION 1. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr 2. Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee 3. The Girl in the Spider’s Web, by David Lagercrantz 4. Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff 5. After You, by Jojo Moyes HARDCOVER NONFICTION  1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie […]

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    Fall Festival 2015 Schedule

    The “granddaddy of all Door County festivals” is coming to Sister Bay this weekend – the 70th annual Fall Fest. Friday, October 16 9am-5pm: Classic Auto Show – west side of Mill Road 10am-5pm: Arts & Crafts Show – Mill Road 1-3:30pm: Music at Husby’s: Scotty Meyer 2pm: Chainsaw Carving Demo on grass by Art […]

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    Two New Books from Janet Tlachac-Toonen

    Stay Toon’d Publishing is proud to announce two new works by children’s book author/illustrator, Janet Tlachac-Toonen. The Great Caterpillar Caper and The Eggstra Special Family books are currently available online from Barnes & Noble and Amazon. The Great Caterpillar Caper is the second story in the “Sidney the Bear” book series. In this mystery, for […]

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    Trenchard Completes Oil Commission

    Sturgeon Bay artist Stephanie Trenchard has been commissioned to create an oil painting for a new medical building in Milwaukee. Trenchard’s painting will be on view in the lobby of the new Center for Advanced Care (CFAC), the newest building on the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital Campus. The center recently opened […]

  • Hoi Polloi: Bringing a Little Funk to Fall Fest

    The party that is Sister Bay’s annual Fall Festival weekend, celebrating 70 years this October, will feature Hoi Polloi, a band that promises to keep the party going both afternoon and night. “Everyone thinks it’s a Hawaiian word (Hoi Polloi) but it’s actually an old Greek word that means ‘the masses,’” says Sean Carroll, a […]

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    Looking Back On the 2015 Golf Season

    All good things must come to an end, so here we are fading into the depths of fall at the conclusion of another golf season. Sure, there remains a few weekend afternoons where some heavy layering and sunshine will help the diehards continue trekking from the first tee to the 18th green, but for most […]

  • An Afternoon Antiquing

    Recreational shopping (also known as “retail therapy”) can be a delightful way to spend a rainy afternoon or even a sunny afternoon if the wind is too brisk for outdoor activities. And what better place to shop than an antique mall—an attic as big as a barn and crammed to bursting with trash and treasure. […]

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    Peninsula Players Honors Trenchard as Honorary Board Member for Life

    The Board of Directors of Peninsula Players Theatre is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Trenchard as Honorary Board Member for Life. Board members recently presented Trenchard with a plaque and letter of commendation to celebrate the appointment. “Peter’s incredible 27-year service to Peninsula Players is an exceptional example of the great philanthropic giving […]

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    Angela Lensch Welcomes Cheryl Bishop to Gallery

    Angela Lensch Gallery welcomes local artist Cheryl Bishop to the gallery on Oct. 17, noon to 5 pm. The outdoor display will feature theorem paintings, which include fruit, flowers and holiday themes. Theorem painting came into fashion between 1810-40 when it became part of the curriculum in finishing schools. Although silk and watercolor paper was […]