Volume 15 Issue 16 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Sustaining Art

    It could start as a sketch, an outline, or even just a blank piece of paper, but somehow artists all over the world manage to make a living off of their artwork.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 226

    Elizabeth Bishop, one of our greatest American poets, once wrote a long poem in which the sudden appearance of a moose on a highway creates a community among a group of strangers on a bus.

  • Unplanned Garden

    Shuttered factories surrounded by empty parking lots Fenced for security The workers are gone with their cars<br

  • Le Struthof, April 1997

    Just here, looking through parallel rows of barbed wire,you would have seen mountains, softened by a sudden spring snow.Unless you turned, you could not see the gallows,where the defiant ones were hanged, northe gas chamber where Bayer's Zyklon B turned prisonersto corpses for dissection and experimentation.

  • A Review – Run at Destruction: A True Fatal Love Triangle

    Green Bay author Lynda Drews has authored an intriguing entry into the active field of True Crime writing with Run at Destruction.

  • 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.

  • Snippets from Science

     • Our short-term memory is like a computer’s RAM memory because it records information that is not for long term retention. If we need to file this information for long-term (future) use, the brain consolidates pieces of the experience and stores them in various brain circuits.

  • Lukasik Signs Mystery Series in Baileys Harbor

    Gail Lukasik returns to Novel Ideas Bookstore in Baileys Harbor on Tuesday, July 28 at 1 pm  to sign and read from her new book Death’s Door.

  • By the Numbers

     400,000 The backlog of unprocessed claims at the Department of Veterans

  • Friends of Door County Libraries Book Sale

    Finding bargains is a great way to stretch our budgets, and the annual July Book Sale – organized and staffed by volunteer members of the Friends of Door County Libraries – is one of the greatest bargain opportunities of the summer!  This year’s sale will take place July 23 – 25, and the book sale is held in the basement of the Door County Library in Sturgeon Bay (107 S 4th Avenue).

  • Notes from the Grove

     Welcome to the Notes from the Grove providing Liberty Grove residents and visitors tidbits of information about goings on in Town Government.

  • A Goldberg Geography

    There was some debate as to whether the concern was greater in Madison or Sturgeon Bay when the news broke that Lambert Luskuski was no longer on the job.

  • An Outlook

    You may find this difficult to believe (I certainly do), but the first column I wrote in Door County (or anywhere else for that matter) appeared near the end of July in 1994.

  • Siera Eden Casey Goes to School

    Editor’s note: Jean Casey wrote this and other stories to commemorate and celebrate her own grandchildren. She now offers the stories up to other grand parents to be read to their children.

  • The Cookery Renews Travel Green

    The Cookery Restaurant & Wine Bar has renewed its Travel Green Wisconsin certification and has received 73 points.

  • Authors and After Words: On Beyond Yertle – Three Classic Moralists

    All art serves two masters:  form and content. The partnership between form and content varies from genre to genre, but in literature, which is the virtual reflection through Story of our actual experience, content is plot.

  • Settlement Shops Annual Summer Art Fair

    The Settlement Shops will host their annual Fine Art Fair on Saturday, August 1 from 10 am – 5 pm. This will mark the seventh annual summer art fair at the Settlement Shops, and the shops’ own resident artist, Emmett Johns, will be a featured artist of the day.

  • 10 Steps to Going Green

      Katy Deardorff is a Peninsula Pulse intern entering her sophomore year at Indiana University.

  • Cooking Local

      The menu of the newly revamped Harbor Landing Restaurant in Egg Harbor is printed simply:  black ink on plain, non-laminated white paper.

  • Stretching Your Batteries

    To keep batteries out of landfills and save money in the long run, use rechargeables. Once sketchy, rechargeable technology has improved greatly over the years.

  • Local Teen Visits Washington D.C.

    Lillian Nelson from Egg Harbor visited Congressman Steve Kagen (D-Appleton) in Washington, D.

  • Ceramic Sounds at Potters Wheel Gallery

    On Saturday, June 25, noon – 5 pm, new works by ceramic sound artist John Hansen will be featured at Potters Wheel Gallery, Gibraltar Road at Highway 42 in Fish Creek.

  • Read It Today, Wear It Tomorrow

    What began as a school project for artist Dahli Coles is now an extensive line of accessories known as “The News.” Created from recycled newspaper, each unique piece has been cut, sewn and laminated with a durable water resistant finish.

  • Patricia Shoppe Hosts Sophia Forero Trunk show

    Patricia Shoppe in Egg Harbor will be hosting a jewelry trunk show with Sophia Forero Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26, 10 am – 5 pm. Sophia is a Chicago jewelry designer whose eye for color, texture, and design stems from her love of history and wide experience of international culture.

  • Door County Humane Society Featured Pet

    AFRICA – She arrived at the Humane Society a little over a month ago and although she’s a great addition to the shelter, she’s looking for a place to call “home.

  • Jazz Sax, Peruvian Drum Box and Acrylic Paint Mix It Up

    Saturday, July 25 from 2 – 4 pm the Gallery 42 Art and Music Jam will feature Woody Mankowski on sax with Minneapolis percussionist Jake Nyberg on cajon (a Peruvian box drum).

  • Miller Celebrates Landscape Exhibition

    “The Four Seasons:  Landscape Selections from the Miller Art Museum Permanent Collection” will open with a reception on Saturday, July 25, 7 – 8:30 pm.

  • Lardiere Gallery Merges Art with Fashion

    The Lardiere Gallery in Ephraim merges art with fashion to create the new Lardiere Collection. This wearable art celebrates the playfulness of summers spent in Door County, with joyful colors reflected from the natural beauty of waters, sky, and sunshine.

  • Gills Rock Artists Present Art and Garden Tour

    What would it be like to live and work in a beautiful area like Door County? Five artists are opening the doors to their studios, galleries and grounds in hopes of providing a glimpse of what it’s like to be inspired by the natural beauty of Door County each day.

  • Ceramic Artist Debra Ketchum Jircik Joins The Flying Pig Gallery

    The figures emerge from the clay, revealing their personalities while Debra Ketchum Jircik is in the process of sculpting them. From there, texture, slips, underglaze, glaze and found objects create layers of surface and meaning.

  • Jan Forkert Featured in Demonstration, Retrospective

    Enamellist, watercolorist, printmaker, and silversmith – Ellison Bay artist Jan Forkert has been all of these through her long career. Fine Line Designs Gallery invites everyone to a small retrospective of Forkert’s work on Saturday, July 25 from 1 – 5 pm.

  • Quick Notes

    • The Ephraim Men's Club (EMC) has scheduled its annual Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 – 11 am on Saturday, August 1, at the Ephraim Village Hall.

  • “For the Love of Door County” Opens

    The new Gallery at Domicile in Sister Bay will celebrate the opening of the exhibit, “For the Love of Door County,” with a reception and introduction of featured artists on Saturday, July 25.

  • Sister Bay Trading Hosts Women’s Health Event for Wellness Center of Door County

    On Wednesday, August 5, from 5:30 – 8 pm, Sister Bay Trading Company, located just south of downtown Sister Bay at 2477 Highway 42, will be hosting an intimate gathering with special guest, Sara Finger, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health with proceeds from the event benefiting The Wellness Center of Door County’s Capital Campaign for the expansion of its facility.

  • The Changing Face of Media

    Last night I was in the audience of an Ephraim Historical Foundation "History Speaks" program on "The Changing Face of Media in Door County.

  • Business Briefs

    • Bistro 42 of Carlsville welcomes their new Chef Matt Chambas. Originally from the Madison area, Chambas comes to Door County after extensive experience in Idaho, Wisconsin and abroad.

  • Upcoming Concerts at Woodwalk Gallery

    Concerts at the Woodwalk Gallery continue with the Wise Women Songwriter Circle, composed of singer/songwriters Jenny Bieneman, Gloria Attoun and Jeanne Kuhns.

  • Door County Bluegrass Camp Kick Off Concert at TAP

    Fueled with the success of the first Door County Bluegrass Camp (DCBC) in Summer 2008, camp instructors Tommy Burroughs, Eric Lewis, Chris Cairns, Karen Mal, and Paul Sowinski will launch the camp’s second season with a kick-off concert at the Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Birch Creek Ambassadors at Settlement Shops Farm Market

    Enjoy the sounds of the Birch Creek Ambassadors at the Settlement Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, July 29. The Ambassadors will play from 10:30 am – 1 pm.

  • American Wind Symphony Returns to Sturgeon Bay

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center and the City of Sturgeon Bay proudly announced the return of the American Wind Symphony Orchestra aboard the Point Counterpoint II.

  • July 17 – 24

    • A report on obesity in the U.S. ranked Wisconsin 16th in the nation. An estimated one million Wisconsin adults were classified as obese, or 26.

  • Peninsula Music Festival Opens 57th Season August 4

    The 2009 August Symphonic Season of the Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) begins August 4 and runs through August 22 with concerts every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8 pm.

  • Peninsula Players Celebrate 74th Anniversary with Musical Tribute

    Peninsula Players Theatre will present a musical celebration of its 74-year history on Saturday, July 25 at 4:30 pm. The event will take place in the Fish Creek Park, across from the Fish Creek entrance to Peninsula State Park.

  • Patty Larkin Plays Peg Egan PAC

    Patty Larkin, one of America’s most distinctive guitarists and songwriter will take the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Art Center’s Sunset Concert Series on Sunday, July 26 at 7 pm.

  • Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Coming to Door County

    Anne Tomlinson, Artistic Director of the world-renowned Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, returns to her Door County roots to conduct a special performance of the children’s chorus on Saturday, July 25 at 7:30 pm at the Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay.

  • Hobson’s Choice Cancelled at Glas

    Glas Coffeehouse in Sturgeon Bay recently announced that a concert by Hobson’s Choice, a band that was scheduled to appear at Glas on Thursday, July 30, has been cancelled by the organizers.

  • Doorways Seminars and Classes Begin

    Doorways, Door Shakespeare’s educational program, will kick off its 2009 season with the first of three Saturday seminars on August 1 from 10 am – 12:30 pm at the Door County Outpost in Egg Harbor.

  • July 24 – 31

    Coming Up • To accommodate its sesquicentennial event, the Sevastopol Town Board of Supervisors will meet Monday, July 27, at 7 pm instead of its regularly scheduled meeting July 20.

  • Last Concert of DCMM Summer Concert Series July 26

    The Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) Friends Summer Concert series concludes with the sounds of Mike Raye & The Works on Sunday, July 26 at 7 pm.

  • DCA Welcomes United States Coast Guard Band

    From its home at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, the United States Coast Guard Band will travel to the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek to present “Liberty for All,” a concert set for Friday, July 24 at 8 pm.

  • An Industrial Park of One

    In the heart of Fish Creek, a couple stops to admire the artful loops of water tossed into the air by two spinning copper sprinklers. The sprinklers wet the flowers in front of Paul David Fine Jewelry, and serve as yet another piece of art that visitors expect as part of their visit to Door County.

  • One Last Time?

    The Village of Egg Harbor will take another crack at approving a plan for its marina when it invites voters to the polls again for a referendum July 28.

  • County Contemplating Restructuring Committees

    One of the antiquated systems in the County of Door is on the list to receive a facelift. The various committees, commissions and boards used by the county to flesh out issues, finances and staffing are on the docket for reorganization or combination.

  • Dorothy Scott and Chris Kasper at Door County Outpost

    National touring artists Dorothy Scott and Chris Kasper will take the Door County Outpost stage on Thursday, July 30 at 7:30 pm.Dorothy Scott's diverse proto-folk might echo such artists as Kate Bush, Ani DiFranco, and Richard Thompson, but the New York/Wisconsin-based singer/songwriter wisely chooses to avoid living in those shadows.

  • Big Bands are Back at Birch Creek

    Birch Creek’s Academy Big Band is composed of professional musicians and educators from New York to Las Vegas and places in between. Burgeoning and established jazz stars meet inside one of their favorite performance venues:  the historic Dutton Concert Barn on the Birch Creek campus.

  • Celebrating Giving

    Jo Guenzel has spent three decades giving to the Door County community, helping to organize the first free clinic and women’s health program on the peninsula.

  • Wine:30

    Door County Wineries Door County is home to several wineries and we at Wine:30 felt it was nothing short of our civic duty to visit them all.

  • Searching for Better Solutions: HELP’s Bremel appointed to Governor’s Council on Public Health

    When taking on one of society’s biggest problems, one is bound to run into frustrations. After all, there wouldn’t be big problems if they were easy to solve.

  • Article posted Thursday, July 23, 2009 1:08pm

    Question:  Who holds the world record for altitude while flying a propeller-driven airplane, and how high did this person fly?Last Issue’s Question:  In 1934, the US Treasury produced a $100,000 bill.

  • Segway-ing Into a New Way of Transportation

    When I meet Nick Dokolas, the owner of Segway the Door, in the parking lot of Nelson’s Hardware in Fish Creek, I try to be as confident as possible, but inside I am a ball of nerves.

  • Article posted Thursday, July 23, 2009 1:00pm

    Horoscopes Leo (July 23 – August 22):  Two wrongs do not make a right, but a left turn can be replaced with four right turns.

  • Manners Matter

    Dear Mabel,It is good to hear from you again, despite some of your comments. I obviously need to repeat myself:  Mabel, you are being a snob.

  • Player Profile

    Dick HartlSturgeon BayHome Course:  AlpineHandicap:  8Years Playing:  About 40 yearsBest 18-hole score:  66 (twice), both at Alpine in 2008Hole-in-one(s)?:  Yes, one.

  • Outing Outcomes

    97.7 The Big Dawg Outing Format: 4-person Scramble First Place: (60) Cam Fuller, Dale Fuller, Jason Fuller, Mark Haen Second Place: (62) Bob Gamble, Sue Burlo, Paul Burlo, Pete Franklin

  • An Artist, An Influence: Tom Uttech

    As far as an artist who was inspirational to me, I would have to choose Tom Uttech. He taught at UW-Milwaukee when I was a student there. He has shown his work at Edgewood Orchard since its beginning, and I kept in touch with his work over 30 years.

  • Upcoming Golf Events

    July 31Couples Outing, Cherry Hills920.743.3240July 31Ridges Golf Scramble, Maxwelton Braes920.839.2321July 31Junior Championship, Horseshoe Bay Golf Course920.

  • Wood Carving Demonstration at Newport House Gallery

    Newport House Gallery in Ellison Bay is pleased to host a carving demonstration by world class carvers Bob and Joshua Guge on Aug. 1, 1 – 4 pm, in the gallery courtyard.

  • Making the Turn

    Horseshoe Bay Ladies Member/GuestWith an impressive low gross score of 76, Horseshoe Bay Golf Club member Teresa Martin, and her guest, Grace Caird, captured this year’s Ladies Member/Guest title.

  • Reasons Behind the Mid-summer Lull in Bird Activity

    The approach of August frequently brings this question from observers of nature, “What has happened to so many of the birds?” One can assume that much nesting has been completed and that the bird population has at least tripled over what it was in late May.

  • Article posted Thursday, July 23, 2009 12:46pm

    Fast, furious and fun! Let’s add one more alliterative-word to the list:  focused!When Door Shakespeare Artistic Director Jerry Gomis hires a new actor, fast is a word that definitely plays into the conversation.

  • Tom Harrer and the Zen of Racecars and School Buses

    If Tom Harrer were greeted with a checkered flag when he finished his bus route for Gibraltar Schools, it wouldn’t be his first encounter with one.

  • “Christmas in July” in Sister Bay

    Many visitors to Door County do some early Christmas shopping while they’re on vacation. This year, the Village of Sister Bay is making it easier than ever to celebrate an early Christmas with their “Christmas in July” celebration on Saturday, July 25.

  • Ridges Hosts “My Kind of County” Program

    Generations of farmers, foresters, and fishermen have earned their livelihoods from the rocks, woods, and waters of the Door Peninsula. Their activities, as well as the changes on the county’s landscapes over the years, will be the focus of a lecture titled “My Kind of County” on Thursday, July 30 at 7 pm at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall.

  • Gibraltar Historical Association Hosts Living History Weekend

    Step back in time and experience a weekend in early Fish Creek with the Gibraltar Historical Association’s (GHA’s) 1800s Living History Weekend.

  • Bill Bastian Memorial Bike Ride August 1

    If you’re looking for something to do between the usual Door County activities, join the Northern Door Children’s Center on Saturday, August 1 for the third-annual Bill Bastian Memorial Benefit Bike Ride.

  • 15th Annual Cherry Fest in Jacksonport

    Join the Jacksonport Historical Society (JHS) on the “quiet side” of the county as it celebrates Cherry Fest on Saturday, August 1 from 9 am – 4 pm.

  • Ephraim’s History Speaks Wraps Up

    The last program in the Ephraim Historical Foundation’s History Speaks lecture series will be held Tuesday, July 28 at 7:30 pm in the Ephraim Village Hall.

  • Door Jam Offering Guitar Lessons

    The Door Jam is offering beginning and private guitar lessons for anyone who wants to kick their guitar skills up a notch. In the “Guitar 101 and Slow Jam” class, several local guitar players will teach the basics.

  • Sandhill Crane Watch at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek is becoming increasingly inviting to birds. Plant succession, combined with efforts of volunteers and staff, are returning the preserve to a more natural state.

  • Docent-Led Tours Offered at The Clearing

    The history, folklore and landscape of The Clearing will be the subject of free interpretive walking tours of The Clearing’s historic buildings and campus, led by docents Carolyn Kimbell, Martha Newkirk and retired Resident Manager Don Buchholz.

  • August Seminars at Bjorklunden

    A variety of seminars will be offered at Lawrence University’s Bjorklunden from Sunday, August 16 through Friday, August 21. These seminars include “The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War,” “Way of Seeing Through French and Francophone Films,” and “Beethoven Symphonies:  Finding the Humor.

  • Hemmerling Honored at Newport House Gallery

    Newport House Gallery in Ellison Bay is honoring the work of gallery artist William Hemmerling with a showing of his most recent signed and numbered giclee prints.

  • Free Lecture at Bjorklunden

    Lawrence University’s Bjorklunden is hosting “Educational Challenges in African Countries,” a free lecture presented by Claudena Skran.

  • Streu and Van De Ven Featured

    For the week of July 26, painters Mary Streu and Elizabeth Van De Ven will be featured at the Gallery of the Door County Art League, located in the Top of the Hill Shops in Fish Creek.

  • Photographer Suzanne Rose to Present at DCAL Meeting

    Monday, July 27, beginning at 7 pm, Suzanne Rose will give a photography presentation at the Door County Art League (DCAL) monthly meeting, which will be at the Gibraltar Fire Department meeting room, 3496 County Road F in Fish Creek.

  • Missing Thumb Fun

    One of my older sisters is visiting this week for the first time in years. She'll be here with her husband and two young kids. There's plenty of things to do, but as I probed for ideas this week, I kept

  • Wise Women Songwriter Circle at Woodwalk

    The Wise Women Songwriter Circle will take the stage as the next show in the Woodwalk Gallery Concert Series on Friday, July 14 at 7 pm.The Songwriter Circle features Jenny Bienemann, Gloria Attoun and Jeanne Kuhns.

  • Annual Washington Island Music Festival Set for August 3 – 14

    Summer 2009 marks the 18th annual Washington Island Music Festival, set for Monday, August 3 through Friday, August 14. This two-week event is filled with evening concerts, a music camp and concert for children, workshops, and more.

  • Garden Party to Benefit Peninsula Music Festival

    The Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) will hold a garden party on Saturday, July 18 at the McKeefry & Yeomans Gardens on Old Lime Kiln Road in Baileys Harbor.

  • Article posted Friday, July 17, 2009 12:03pm

    (Left to right) Kevin McKillip, Maggie Carney and Sean Fortunato take the stage in Peninsula Players’ production of A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, where the ushers and usheretts at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre pay tribute to the musical films of the 1930s and the Marx Brothers raise havoc in Russia.

  • Willy Porter at the Peg Egan PAC

    Willy Porter's music demonstrates admirably that the technical excellence of his guitar playing will never overwhelm the essence of the song itself.

  • Los Angeles Children’s Choir at Shepherd of the Bay

    The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus is making its first-ever appearance in Door County on Saturday, July 25 at 7:30 pm at the Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay.