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Volume 15 Issue 04 – Section 1

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  • Door County News: Little Lake Update

    The unofficial verdict on the water and sediment quality of Bradley Lake, known as Little Lake or the Duck Pond, is that it’s bad, but not so bad the health of the lake can’t be improved. Studies on the flora and fauna of the lake determined there are a number of invasive species growing and […]

  • Door County News: Little Lake Update

    The unofficial verdict on the water and sediment quality of Bradley Lake, known as Little Lake or the Duck Pond, is that it’s bad, but not so bad the health of the lake can’t be improved. Studies on the flora and fauna of the lake determined there are a number of invasive species growing and […]

  • Sturgeon Bay News: Changes to Egg Harbor Road, Bridge Intersections this Spring

    Residents accustomed to the latest changes on Egg Harbor Road and the Maple-Oregon Street bridge area can expect more changes this spring, especially if the city of Sturgeon Bay receives some of the economic stimulus money the state is deciding how to spend. The city applied for economic stimulus money five different times, according to […]

  • Sturgeon Bay News: Changes to Egg Harbor Road, Bridge Intersections this Spring

    Residents accustomed to the latest changes on Egg Harbor Road and the Maple-Oregon Street bridge area can expect more changes this spring, especially if the city of Sturgeon Bay receives some of the economic stimulus money the state is deciding how to spend. The city applied for economic stimulus money five different times, according to […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Growing Community Garden

    Beautification of empty fields in Sturgeon Bay is being taken a step further than city landscapers planting a few flowers and mowing some grass. Plans for a community garden at Amity Field behind Sunset School are ready for implementation this spring, and anyone with a will to grow plants and a small amount of money […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Growing Community Garden

    Beautification of empty fields in Sturgeon Bay is being taken a step further than city landscapers planting a few flowers and mowing some grass. Plans for a community garden at Amity Field behind Sunset School are ready for implementation this spring, and anyone with a will to grow plants and a small amount of money […]

  • Benefit Will Remember Mark Opgenorth

    Friends will gather to remember a lover of the outdoors at the Ladder House in Sturgeon Bay March 21. A fundraiser in memory of Mark Opgenorth has been organized to support the renovation of the Strawberry Creek spawn-run fish facility in Kewaunee. The event will run from 1 – 4 pm. Opgenorth was a 35-year […]

  • Benefit Will Remember Mark Opgenorth

    Friends will gather to remember a lover of the outdoors at the Ladder House in Sturgeon Bay March 21. A fundraiser in memory of Mark Opgenorth has been organized to support the renovation of the Strawberry Creek spawn-run fish facility in Kewaunee. The event will run from 1 – 4 pm. Opgenorth was a 35-year […]

  • Sevastopol Principal Shefchik Resigns

    The Sevastopol School Board accepted the resignation of grade 7 – 12 principal Ron Shefchik at its meeting Feb. 23. Sevastopol Administrator Steve Cromell said that Shefchik’s decision was reached through a mutual understanding with the school. “We decided mutually that it might be best,” Cromell said. “We’re getting smaller, and we’re not sure how […]

  • Sevastopol Principal Shefchik Resigns

    The Sevastopol School Board accepted the resignation of grade 7 – 12 principal Ron Shefchik at its meeting Feb. 23. Sevastopol Administrator Steve Cromell said that Shefchik’s decision was reached through a mutual understanding with the school. “We decided mutually that it might be best,” Cromell said. “We’re getting smaller, and we’re not sure how […]

  • Shalhoub’s Rise Anything but Instant

    Actors don’t dream in gradual arcs. Who does? Accountants maybe? Hollywood is the land of youth and big breaks, of all or nothing. But Tony Shalhoub has been defying standard Hollywood convention for 30 years. In a break from shooting the independent film Feed the Fish in Sister Bay in late February, Shalhoub hides behind […]

  • Shalhoub’s Rise Anything but Instant

    Actors don’t dream in gradual arcs. Who does? Accountants maybe? Hollywood is the land of youth and big breaks, of all or nothing. But Tony Shalhoub has been defying standard Hollywood convention for 30 years. In a break from shooting the independent film Feed the Fish in Sister Bay in late February, Shalhoub hides behind […]

  • Story of First Pottawatomie Lighthouse Keeper Inspires Play

    The story of David Corbin, the first lighthouse keeper at Pottawatomie Lighthouse on Rock Island, has inspired a play debuting in St. Paul, MN, May 2.

  • Story of First Pottawatomie Lighthouse Keeper Inspires Play

    The story of David Corbin, the first lighthouse keeper at Pottawatomie Lighthouse on Rock Island, has inspired a play debuting in St. Paul, MN, May 2.

  • Independent Thinking

    Brian Driscoll hopes to help local governments take the lead in reducing energy consumption and costs. Driscoll, an official with the Wisconsin Office of Energy Independence (OEI), visited with officials from Sister Bay, the Renewable Energy Task Force, Gibraltar Schools, Egg Harbor and the town of Gibraltar at the Bertschinger Center in Egg Harbor Feb. […]

  • Independent Thinking

    Brian Driscoll hopes to help local governments take the lead in reducing energy consumption and costs. Driscoll, an official with the Wisconsin Office of Energy Independence (OEI), visited with officials from Sister Bay, the Renewable Energy Task Force, Gibraltar Schools, Egg Harbor and the town of Gibraltar at the Bertschinger Center in Egg Harbor Feb. […]

  • Door County News: Gills Rock Marina Update

    • The Feb. 24 meeting of the Gills Rock Harbor of Refuge (GRHOR) ad-hoc committee was canceled. There are currently no committee meetings scheduled, as ad-hoc committee chairman Geoff Gialdini is trying to schedule it so a representative from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources can attend. • The marina project cannot move forward until […]

  • Door County News: Gills Rock Marina Update

    • The Feb. 24 meeting of the Gills Rock Harbor of Refuge (GRHOR) ad-hoc committee was canceled. There are currently no committee meetings scheduled, as ad-hoc committee chairman Geoff Gialdini is trying to schedule it so a representative from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources can attend. • The marina project cannot move forward until […]

  • Door County Bulletin: What Happened

    • Sevastopol School hired Karl Omernick as Varsity Girls Soccer Coach. Omernick has assisted with the Gibraltar/Sevastopol boys soccer team for a number of years. • The 2007 Census of Agriculture report released in February showed the average age of Door County farmers is 57.2, slightly higher than the state average of 55. The census […]

  • Door County Bulletin: What Happened

    • Sevastopol School hired Karl Omernick as Varsity Girls Soccer Coach. Omernick has assisted with the Gibraltar/Sevastopol boys soccer team for a number of years. • The 2007 Census of Agriculture report released in February showed the average age of Door County farmers is 57.2, slightly higher than the state average of 55. The census […]

  • Door County Bulletin: Coming Up

    • Sturgeon Bay City Engineer Tony Depies said a meeting will be held March 18 or 19 to discuss directional and street signage in the downtown area. Details will be posted at http://www.sturgeonbaywi.org when finalized. • This year’s Steel Bridge Songfest is slated to include a street festival, with the possible closing of some streets […]

  • Door County Bulletin: Coming Up

    • Sturgeon Bay City Engineer Tony Depies said a meeting will be held March 18 or 19 to discuss directional and street signage in the downtown area. Details will be posted at http://www.sturgeonbaywi.org when finalized. • This year’s Steel Bridge Songfest is slated to include a street festival, with the possible closing of some streets […]

  • Door County Entertainment: Invest in ‘50s Gold with Daddy D!

    Grab your steady, fire up the bent eight and let’s rock around the clock! If you know what that means, then you know you can’t go wrong with music from the ‘50s.

  • Door County Entertainment: Invest in ‘50s Gold with Daddy D!

    Grab your steady, fire up the bent eight and let’s rock around the clock! If you know what that means, then you know you can’t go wrong with music from the ‘50s.

  • Door County Entertainment: Peninsula Players Announce 2009 Season

    Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County’s theatrical icon, is pleased to announce its 74th season running June 16 through October 18.

  • Door County Entertainment: Peninsula Players Announce 2009 Season

    Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County’s theatrical icon, is pleased to announce its 74th season running June 16 through October 18.

  • Door County Performance: DCA Announces Second Eli Mattson Concert

    The Door Community Auditorium (DCA) is announcing the addition of a second Eli Mattson on May 1 at 8 pm.

  • Door County Performance: DCA Announces Second Eli Mattson Concert

    The Door Community Auditorium (DCA) is announcing the addition of a second Eli Mattson on May 1 at 8 pm.

  • Door County Performance: Fireside Coffeehouse Concert Series Presents Story Man Lloyd Michalsen

    Storytelling is as old as mankind. With verve, drama, humor, and sometimes more than a little fire and brimstone, the storyteller taught moral lessons, entertained, and vocally recorded history.

  • Door County Performance: Fireside Coffeehouse Concert Series Presents Story Man Lloyd Michalsen

    Storytelling is as old as mankind. With verve, drama, humor, and sometimes more than a little fire and brimstone, the storyteller taught moral lessons, entertained, and vocally recorded history.

  • Door County Performance: Lawrence Bass Ensemble Performs at Bjِrklunden

    Lawrence University's Bjِrklunden will host a free concert Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 1:30 pm. The Lawrence University Bass Ensemble presents a concert of Classical and Jazz works arranged for the novel instrumentation of 8 double basses.

  • Notes from this So-Called Sin City, Part 3

    With almost three months of “Vegas time” under my belt, I feel as if I might actually have an idea as to what this city is really all about.

  • Notes from this So-Called Sin City, Part 3

    With almost three months of “Vegas time” under my belt, I feel as if I might actually have an idea as to what this city is really all about.

  • Door County Activities: War Documentary Featured at UU Fellowship

    Why We Fight will be shown March 17, 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) as part of the Movies That Matter series. Winner of the 2005 Sundance Grand Jury Award, this documentary dissects America's military machine and its industrial complex driven by corporate profit as President Eisenhower warned.

  • Door County Activities: Boater’s Safety Courses Coming Up

    The Door County Sail & Power Squadron is offering two boater’s safety courses, with the spring session beginning the evening of Wednesday, March 18 at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Door County Activities: Boater’s Safety Courses Coming Up

    The Door County Sail & Power Squadron is offering two boater’s safety courses, with the spring session beginning the evening of Wednesday, March 18 at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Door County Activities: Building for Bluebirds at Ridges Sanctuary

    The return of bluebirds to Door County in March is a sure sign that spring is on its way. In some areas, though, the returning bluebirds are having a hard time finding a home.

  • Door County Activities: Building for Bluebirds at Ridges Sanctuary

    The return of bluebirds to Door County in March is a sure sign that spring is on its way. In some areas, though, the returning bluebirds are having a hard time finding a home.

  • Door County Activities: “My Goodness, My Guinness” Gourmet Dinner & Cooking Demonstration

    The year 2009 marks the 250th anniversary of the creation of Guinness beer, and Inn at Kristofer’s owner Terri Milligan is sharing the celebration with those who attend her Friday, March 27 “My Goodness, My Guinness” gourmet dinner and cooking class event.

  • Door County Activities: “My Goodness, My Guinness” Gourmet Dinner & Cooking Demonstration

    The year 2009 marks the 250th anniversary of the creation of Guinness beer, and Inn at Kristofer’s owner Terri Milligan is sharing the celebration with those who attend her Friday, March 27 “My Goodness, My Guinness” gourmet dinner and cooking class event.

  • Door County Activities: Kiwanis Travelogue Visits the People of Poland

    The Kiwanis Club of Northern Door will host the next program in their Travelogue film series on Friday, March 20 at 7:30 pm at the First Baptist Church of Sister Bay.

  • Door County Activities: Kiwanis Travelogue Visits the People of Poland

    The Kiwanis Club of Northern Door will host the next program in their Travelogue film series on Friday, March 20 at 7:30 pm at the First Baptist Church of Sister Bay.

  • Door County Entertainment: “Memory and the Aging Brain” Concludes St. Norbert Lecture Series

    One of the most frightening signs of aging is forgetfulness. And within the context of memory-loss lurks the threat of Alzheimer’s disease. But what is “normal” memory loss? How and why does it occur? These are questions Dr.

  • Door County Entertainment: “Memory and the Aging Brain” Concludes St. Norbert Lecture Series

    One of the most frightening signs of aging is forgetfulness. And within the context of memory-loss lurks the threat of Alzheimer’s disease. But what is “normal” memory loss? How and why does it occur? These are questions Dr.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 206

    Ah, yes, the mid-life crisis. And there's a lot of mid-life in which it can happen. Jerry Lee Lewis sang of it so well in "He's thirty-nine and holding, holding everything he can." And here's a fine poem by Matthew Vetter, portraying just such a man.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 206

    Ah, yes, the mid-life crisis. And there's a lot of mid-life in which it can happen. Jerry Lee Lewis sang of it so well in "He's thirty-nine and holding, holding everything he can." And here's a fine poem by Matthew Vetter, portraying just such a man.

  • “Wisconsin People & Ideas”/Wisconsin Book Festival 2009 Poetry
 Contest Winners Announced

    Wisconsin People & Ideas, the quarterly magazine of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, is pleased to announce the winners of the Wisconsin People & Ideas / Wisconsin Book Festival 2009 Poetry Contest.

  • Irish Spirit

    “Did you know that if you don't listen to the elders who know, and build your new house on a fairy ring, you will have bad luck? Your workers will fall off the roof.‘Tis true!”

  • Authors and After Words

    Joseph Campbell understood myths as living paradigms that give shape and meaning to our lives. In his understanding, the key to what one might call "mythic" living was a single, simple direction, namely to "Follow your bliss."

  • High Roller Art Contest Commences

    For a third year, honoring the old-fashioned pie-making tradition, Sweetie Pies announces its "High Roller Art Contest," in which both professional and amateur artists are challenged with the task of decorating an existing, or creating their own, rolling pin.

  • Artist and Subject

    Spencer Champeau acts as both subject and artist as he applies a mixture of paper maché and plaster to his body. The finished sculpture – which is reminiscent of the work of artist George Segal, who is known for his life-like plaster sculptures displayed in everyday situations – was on display in the Guenzel Gallery as part of the 100 Years of Art exhibit.

  • Glass Exhibit Opens at Guenzel Gallery of Peninsula School of Art

    From antique paperweights to contemporary sculpture, the "Clearly Beautiful: works in glass" exhibit in the Guenzel Gallery at the Peninsula School of Art, 3900 County Road F, in Fish Creek, reveals how a medium that transforms from liquid to solid is again transformed into objects of both beauty and function.

  • Glass Exhibit Opens at Guenzel Gallery of Peninsula School of Art

    From antique paperweights to contemporary sculpture, the "Clearly Beautiful: works in glass" exhibit in the Guenzel Gallery at the Peninsula School of Art, 3900 County Road F, in Fish Creek, reveals how a medium that transforms from liquid to solid is again transformed into objects of both beauty and function.

  • Art Classes Announced

    Norma Bell, owner of Barnsite Gallery and the Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art (KAFA), recently announced the fourth quarter – March to May 2009 – programs for students who are unable at this time to attend KAFA on a full-time basis.

  • Art Classes Announced

    Norma Bell, owner of Barnsite Gallery and the Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art (KAFA), recently announced the fourth quarter – March to May 2009 – programs for students who are unable at this time to attend KAFA on a full-time basis.

  • The Fairfield Art Center Collections Find New Homes

    On Saturday, February 28, the Fairfield Art Center in downtown Sturgeon Bay closed its doors for the last time. A victim of the current recession, the 10-year-old contemporary and modern art facility was forced to shut down when donations plummeted at the end of 2008, and without an endowment, it no longer had the funds necessary to continue daily operations.

  • The Fairfield Art Center Collections Find New Homes

    On Saturday, February 28, the Fairfield Art Center in downtown Sturgeon Bay closed its doors for the last time. A victim of the current recession, the 10-year-old contemporary and modern art facility was forced to shut down when donations plummeted at the end of 2008, and without an endowment, it no longer had the funds necessary to continue daily operations.

  • Sister Bay Bowl Claims Hilander Cup

    After two postponements due to poor ice conditions, the Northern Door Broomball League finally squeezed in the championship game of its Hilander Cup tournament Feb. 25. In the final, the Sister Bay Bowl out-paced On Deck 3 – 1 behind goals from Rick Chomeau, Tyler Adams, and Mike Daubner. Mike Cole chipped in the only […]

  • Door County News: The Software of Hospitality

    When I was a teenager, I heard about Greg Swain often, mostly from my grandmother Bernice, who had known Greg’s parents for a long time, and had also worked with him at Ephraim Foods, formerly known as Sohns’ Grocery Store. Gamma would always tell the story about how Greg would take apart the cash register […]

  • Third Door County Aldo Leopold Weekend

    The third Aldo Leopold Weekend Celebration in Door County will take place at Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay, on Saturday, March 7, 2009. The event begins at 10 am with a few reading from Leopold’s Sand County Almanac.

  • Tom Kubala to Present at Sustainability Fair

    Tom Kubala of The Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc. has agreed to be a major presenter at the 2009 Sustainability Fair at the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) on April 18.

  • Environmental Speaker Series Kicks Off With “Green Share” Program

    Going Garbage & Recycling and Door Property Owners (DPO) will kick off the 2009 Environmental Speaker Series Thursday, March 12 with the “Green Share” program.

  • Why Is It…?

    “Why Is It…?” was designed by Dr. Steiner to address readers’ questions about human behavior from a social psychological perspective in order to inform and stimulate dialogue about the ways in which our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are influenced by the presence of other people.

  • Why Is It…?

    “Why Is It…?” was designed by Dr. Steiner to address readers’ questions about human behavior from a social psychological perspective in order to inform and stimulate dialogue about the ways in which our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are influenced by the presence of other people.

  • By the Numbers

    219,000 Number of vehicles in the U.S. Postal Service Fleet 68 Million, gallons of gas that could be saved by converting them to electric 465,914.07 Dollars, the amount Door County exceeded its snow removal budget in the second half of 2008 120,000 Dollars, the amount spent by Lake County, IL on 1,300 road markers whose sole purpose is to mark the roads as owned and maintained by the county 0 The number of Supreme Court justices who have ever run for elected office, making it the first time in history that not a single judge had run before 8 The number of Supreme Court justices who attended Harvard or Yale law school 19,000 The number of combat missions the United States flew in Afghanistan in 2008, the most since the war began in 2001 Sources: The New York Times; County of Door; Chicago Tribune; Journalism.

  • By the Numbers

    219,000 Number of vehicles in the U.S. Postal Service Fleet 68 Million, gallons of gas that could be saved by converting them to electric 465,914.07 Dollars, the amount Door County exceeded its snow removal budget in the second half of 2008 120,000 Dollars, the amount spent by Lake County, IL on 1,300 road markers whose sole purpose is to mark the roads as owned and maintained by the county 0 The number of Supreme Court justices who have ever run for elected office, making it the first time in history that not a single judge had run before 8 The number of Supreme Court justices who attended Harvard or Yale law school 19,000 The number of combat missions the United States flew in Afghanistan in 2008, the most since the war began in 2001 Sources: The New York Times; County of Door; Chicago Tribune; Journalism.

  • An Outlook

    In 1995, the American Academy of Poets inaugurated “National Poetry Month” in April. Like many people who love poetry, or write poetry, I have always failed to understand why more people don’t enjoy this wondrous art form.

  • An Outlook

    In 1995, the American Academy of Poets inaugurated “National Poetry Month” in April. Like many people who love poetry, or write poetry, I have always failed to understand why more people don’t enjoy this wondrous art form.