Volume 15 Issue 20 – Section 1

In this issue

  • …that people don’t think for themselves?

    “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

    • Stephen Wilshire has an unbelievable photographic memory. He’s called the “Living Camera.

  • By the Numbers

    23 Times greater risk of a collision for drivers who are texting   6 Times greater risk of a collision for drivers dialing a cell phone or reaching for an electronic device   5 Seconds, the length of time it takes to cover a distance the length of a football field at 55 mph   20 Years since a left-handed catcher has played in a Major League Baseball Game   0 Number of left-handed catchers in all of professional baseball, including the minor leagues   100 Number of years Major League Baseball has gone without a left-handed shortstop   8 Games, the length of the suspension St.

  • 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.

  • Mr. Stanley Comes to Door County

    One of sports’ great traditions came to northern Door County Aug.

  • An Outlook

    Since I spend a good deal of time around books I began to wonder what it might be like if a few of the great writers decided to pen a work set in, or focusing on, Door County.

  • Westwood Shores Now Travel Green Certified

    Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort in Sturgeon Bay became the latest Travel Green certified business in Door County this month with 44 points.

  • Local Eating Challenge Reveals Gaps in Food Sources

    As spring turned to summer this year, the Door County 100-mile Food Challenge came to an end for several area residents.

  • 10 Steps to Going Green

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

  • Natural Step for Business Offered

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) is partnering with Sustain Door to offer The Natural Step for Business class this fall.

  • Sports Schedules

    DOOR COUNTY LEAGUE BASEBALL All games start at 1:30.

  • Article posted Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:23pm

    Beemer:  Hi, my name is Beemer. I’m a male, black lab mix about one to two years old.

  • August 21–August 27

    • The Door County Community Foundation’s comprehensive list of more than 325 charities and tax-exempt organizations based in Door County is being made publicly available at the Community Foundation’s Web site:  <a href="http://www.

  • Cedar Court Inn

    Knowing when not to delegate is one of the secrets of having a successful business. “Being a mom and pop,” Bobby Martin joked.

  • A Review: Damas, Dramas and Ana Ruiz

    Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz By Belinda Acosta Grand Central Publishing, 2009 Once upon a time, your baby girl was a snuggly little sweetheart.

  • Small Pencil Etudes

    #17:  In the Renaissance   Imagine this: There were no PCs in the Renaissance. No Apples, iPods, Thinkpads, "cells.

  • A Very Special Birthday

    Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Casey, Princess Siera awoke to bright sunlight streaming in through the window of her gold and white bedchamber.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 230

      It's been sixty-odd years since I was in the elementary grades, but I clearly remember those first school days in early autumn, when summer was suddenly over and we were all perched in our little desks facing into the future.

  • Authors and Afterwords: Two for the Price of One

    Margaret Truman - A Washington Insider By guest columnist Joan Timm   The dedication page in Murder Inside the Beltway reads as follows: Dedicated, with love, to our mother, Margaret Truman Daniel.

  • “Layers of Beauty” Reception at Woodwalk Gallery

    Every layer of Door County's beauty has its own rhythms and cycles, growth and blossoming, death and decay. Every layer throbs with its own motion and interplay and relationships.

  • Settlement Shops Hosts Door County Art League Art Fair

    On Saturday, August 22 a group of Door County Art League artists will set up their newest works on the lawn along the meandering path at the Settlement Shops.

  • “Your Door County” Prints Available

    Local artist Karin Miller-Knutson will release a limited edition print of Door County icons called "Your Door County" when she appears from 10 am - 5 pm Saturday, Aug.

  • “FLEX: A Show of Strength by Door County Emerging Artists” Opens

    It's round two for an exhibition featuring artwork from Door County's up and coming artists. The exhibit, now in its second year, kicks off with a free reception open to the public this Saturday, August 22, from 5 - 7:30 pm in Studio 1 at the Peninsula School of Art, located at 3900 County Road F in Fish Creek.

  • New Artwork Featured in Edgewood Orchard Galleries’ Exhibit IV

    Edgewood Orchard's Exhibit IV, running August 22 through September 22, will feature a collection of all new artwork from five artists, including clay artist Judith Meyers Altobel, painters Susan Hale, Gretchen Klug and Frederick Somers and jeweler Ed Levin.

  • DCAL Monthly Meeting Covers Framing Artwork

    On Monday, August 24, 7 pm, owners of Cottage Row Framing and Gallery in Fish Creek will give a presentation at the Door County Art League monthly meeting at the Gibraltar Fire Department meeting room, 3496 County Road F in Fish Creek.

  • A Functional Outlet for Creativity

    The best birthday presents Sue Donohoo ever received were from herself. For her 30th birthday, Donohoo, an elementary music teacher at the time, gave herself a Drawing 101 class.

  • An Artist, An Influence

    As I walked the path from the wheat fields to the apartment in which Vincent VanGogh lived in Auver-sur-Oise in France last May, I felt an immense connection not only with VanGogh but all of the Impressionists that had tread that path.

  • Revival of Billy Sunday Comes to Woodwalk Gallery

    Before Oral Roberts, Jimmy Swaggert and Jerry Falwell, the greatest evangelist of all was Billy Sunday. Door County’s own Spencer Milligan directs and Mark Moede stars as Billy Sunday in The Revival of Billy Sunday by Gerald Plummer.

  • Construction Zone Awarded $10,000 WAB Grant

    Citizens For Our Bridge has announced that the Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) has awarded the Construction Zone a $10,000 grant for next year's Songwriters' Workshop, which is scheduled for June 6 – 12, 2010.

  • Wait Until Dark on Stage at Pen Players

    Wait Until Dark, Fredrick Knott’s classic thrill ride, is the fourth production in the Peninsula Players 74th season. The show runs through Sunday, September 6, with a post-show discussion set for Friday, August 28.

  • Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman at Peg Egan PAC

    Popular folk duo Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman will take the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center in Egg Harbor on Sunday, August 23 at 7 pm.

  • Nasewaupee Music Festival Planned for September

    Pressure Wall Productions, The Fishing Hole, and Debroux Cottages are proud to present the inaugural Nasewaupee Music Festival, three days of music and camping that is planned for Friday through Sunday, September 11 – 13.

  • Midsummer’s Music Announces Labor Day Concerts

    “Hot!” is the word Artistic Director, Jim Berkenstock, uses to describe Midsummer’s Music Festival’s Labor Day program, which runs September 3 – 6.

  • Bobby Vee & The Vees at DCA

    The legendary Bobby Vee & The Vees will take the stage at the Door Community Auditorium on Sunday, August 23 at 8 pm.An aspiring musician, Vee, along with his brother Bill and two friends, formed The Shadows, a popular local band in the town of Fargo, North Dakota in 1959.

  • Four Photographers Featured for Four Days

    For four days only, from August 28 through September 1, "Dodge & Burn" brings four photographers to take over the walls of the Martinez Studio in Jacksonport.

  • First Hardy Gallery Art Studio Tour Gives Inside Look

    The historic Hardy Gallery is pleased to announce the first of four Art Studio Tours, which is set for Friday, August 28 at 4 pm. The tours will take patrons to the private studios of three distinctly different Door County artists - Patty Degenhardt, Rob Williams and Robert Bentley.

  • Anderson Highlighted at Art League Gallery

    The featured artist for the week of Aug. 23 at the Gallery of the Door County Art League, located in the Top of the Hill Shops in Fish Creek, is artist Mary Blotti Anderson, who works in pastels, acrylics, watercolors, and jewelry wire.

  • Upcoming Piano Concerts at Bjorklunden

    Lawrence University’s Bjorklunden is featuring a piano concert on Tuesday, September 1 at 7:30 pm. The Arcos Trio, comprised of Seunghee Lee, Carl Donakowski and Anthony Padilla, will be performing.

  • Bob Kase Quartet at Birch Creek

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center’s “Jazz in Juniper” series continues with a performance by the Bob Kase Quartet on Friday, August 21 at 8 pm.

  • Birch Creek Receives Arts Board Grant

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center is pleased to announce that it has received a matching grant of $26,615 from the Wisconsin Arts Board. This grant was awarded through the “Creation & Presentation” Program, and will support Birch Creek’s mission of providing intensive, performance-based instruction to promising young musicians by immersing them in a professional, mentoring environment.

  • Wine:30

    Greener WinesWhen it comes to organic and sustainable growing practices, wineries and vineyards throughout the world are embracing some new, (and some very old), methods to produce some of the finest wines available today.

  • July 21–July 27

    • The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) and the UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center will be offering free, one-on-one business counseling sessions on Thursday, September 3, 9 am – 5 pm, for any new or existing business owners in Door County.

  • Zack’s Trivia

    Question:  Who was the first woman to become a four-star US Army General, and when did she reach that rank?Answer in the next issue.

  • PMF Musician Profile: Sally Didrickson

    If there is anyone who thinks that classical music and the people who play it aren’t accessible, I would ask them to talk to PMF violist Sally Didrickson for approximately two minutes.

  • Manners Matter

    Dear Mary Pat,I am a waitress in Baileys Harbor and sometimes I feel that my job description should include the term “referee.” You wouldn’t believe how many people fight over the check.

  • Player Profile

    Taylor MuellerBaileys HarborHome Course:  Peninsula State Golf CourseYears Playing:  “Since I was eight.” Best 18-hole score:  “71, at Maxwelton Braes two years ago.

  • Making the Turn

    Ehlers Reaches Semifinals in Junior Masters ChampionshipAgainst an extremely competitive field of some of the best junior golfers in the state, 16-year-old Sevastopol High School junior Ben Ehlers worked his way to the “final four” in the Mike Bencriscutto Junior Masters Golf Tournament held July 27 through July 31.

  • Upcoming Golf Events

    August 29Night Golf Event, Stonehedge Golf Course8:30 pm Shotgun Start920.868.1861August 30The Big Cup Scramble, Maxwelton Braes8:30 am Shotgun Start920.

  • Culture Club: Peninsula Arts and Humanities Alliance

    What's in a name? Consult William Shakespeare and you’ll see that, in the Bard’s opinion, “that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

  • Rabbi Brickman Leads Bible Discussion

    Rabbi Jay Brickman is leading Saturday morning discussions on “The Study of the Five Books of Moses” at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim through Saturday, September 5.

  • Spanish Wine & Tapas Evening at Savory Spoon

    Join Ellison Bay’s Savory Spoon Cooking School on Friday, August 21 at 6 pm for an evening of Spanish wines and tapas. Karen Hall from Wine Merchants will be on hand to share her knowledge of Spanish wines and share some of her favorites.

  • Monarch Butterfly Tagging Program Offered at the Ridges Sanctuary

    The Ridges Sanctuary is holding a program on monarch butterfly tagging on Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29. The program will take place on both days from 10 – 11:30 am at the Ridges Marshall Cabin, located at 8288 Highway Q in Baileys Harbor.

  • Cherry Fest in Jacksonport a Great Success

    Sisters Elizabeth and Rachel from Appleton enjoy the tasty cherry Kolaches at the Jacksonport Historical Society’s (JHS) Cherry Fest, which took place this year on Saturday, August 1.

  • “A Nite to Remember” Show Features Two Gibraltar Grads

    The Doo-Wop Daddies, a Milwaukee-based musical act, will bring their own style of “21st Century Doo-Wop” to the Door Community Auditorium for “A Nite to Remember” Saturday, September 12 at 8 pm.

  • Escape Artist at Door County Historical Museum

    Wisconsin-based escape artist Anthony Martin will be at the Door County Historical Museum on Saturday, September 5 at 2 pm to test the security of the museum’s historic jail cell.

  • “Web Searches” and Other Activities at Crossroads

    At Crossroads at Big Creek, web searches happen frequently. Yes, these searches sometimes use computers, but folks at Crossroads also enjoy the beauty of the webs out in the meadows of the preserve.

  • Aug. 21 – 28

    • The Sevastopol School District annual meeting will held Aug. 25 at 6:30 pm in the multi-purpose room. Among the agenda items is the annual financial report, presentation of next year’s budget, and the State of the District 2008 – 09 academic progress report. The board will also approve the 2009 – 10 school tax […]

  • Mr. Stanley Goes to Door County

    One of sports' great traditions came to Northern Door County yesterday when Pittsburgh Penguins left-winger Ruslan Fedotenko brought the Stanley Cup trophy to the peninsula. I caught up with Lord Stanley's

  • Ever Wonder…Why there are goats on the roof at Al Johnson’s?

    For 36 years the goats grazing on Al Johnson’s roof in Sister Bay have attracted thousands of tourists, but very few know the story behind them.

  • Are You Kidding?

    By now, you've probably already had this photo forwarded to you by about a dozen friends.

  • August Butterfly Favorites

    Two species of butterflies have proven to be dependable and predictable members of the August scene over the past 45 years that I’ve been in Door County, the small Pearl Crescent and the larger Great Spangled Fritillary.

  • Prima Vera Strings to Play Final Woodwalk Show

    Prima Vera Strings, a string trio composed of Lynn Gudmundsen, Beth Chafey-Hon, and Hans Christian, takes the stage at Woodwalk Gallery for the final concert of its Summer Series.

  • Hagen Family Returns to TAP

    The Hagen family brings their legendary tradition of music back to Sturgeon Bay’s Third Avenue Playhouse for one performance on Saturday, August 22 at 7:30 pm.

  • Violinist Ilya Kaler to Substitute for Valentin Zhuk at PMF Concert

    Violinist Ilya Kaler has agreed on short notice to substitute for Peninsula Music Festival concertmaster Valentin Zhuk. Mr. Zhuk was to have performed the Khatchatourian Violin Concerto as the featured soloist on Tuesday, August 18 during the Festival’s 57th Season.

  • Harmonious Wail at Peg Egan PAC

    Harmonious Wail, a group that blends jazz, swing, and gypsy music with melodic vocals, will take the stage of Egg Harbor’s Peg Egan Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 16 at 7 pm.

  • Golden Dragon Acrobats at Southern Door Auditorium

    The Golden Dragon Acrobats, the world’s leading Chinese acrobatic troupe, will take the stage at the Southern Door Auditorium on Wednesday, August 19 for two shows at 2 pm and 7:30 pm.

  • Glas Coffeehouse to Host Music Performances

    Glas, the green coffeehouse in Sturgeon Bay, will extend its business hours to offer free live entertainment.Poor Mans Labour, a group consisting of father/son duo Paul and A.

  • Yellow CD Release Concert at Flying Pig

    Harpists Tammy Naze and Cheryl Murphy will be performing at The Flying Pig in Algoma on Sunday, August 30 from 1 – 4 pm to celebrate the release of their latest CD, Yellow.

  • Music Events at the Outpost

    The Door County Outpost has been host to many great national touring artists this season, and that trend continues with a performance by the Squeaky Clean Cretins, a folk and Americana group, on Friday, August 14 at 7:30 pm.

  • Upcoming Piano Concerts at Bjorklunden

    Lawrence University’s Bjorklunden is featuring two piano concerts in the upcoming weeks, the first being held on Tuesday, August 18 at 7:30 pm.

  • Stombres Celebrates 20 Years at Birch Creek

    This summer marks the 20th season at Birch Creek Music Performance Center for trumpet faculty member Jim Stombres. A talented and versatile music educator, Jim has assumed positions including, but not limited to, assistant to the program director, Studio Band director, and associate faculty member performing with the Birch Creek Academy Band.

  • Peninsula Players Announce August Seminar

    Peninsula Players Technical Director Scott Boyle and Stage Manager Sara Gammage will give a peek backstage on Saturday, August 29 from 2:30 – 4 pm in “How’d They Do That?” Boyle and Gammage will demonstrate some of the stage tricks employed in the thriller Wait Until Dark and give attendees an up-close, onstage look at how they are achieved.

  • Is He Dead? On Stage at Peninsula Players

    Now on stage at Peninsula Players through August 16 is Mark Twain’s madcap comedy Is He Dead? Adapted by David Ives, the show tells the story of struggling painters scheming to sell their works by faking the death of their mentor, Jean-François Millet.

  • Wine:30

    Inclined To Drink ClineThis week, we thought we’d take a break from our usual format to introduce you to one of our favorite domestic wineries, Cline Cellars.

  • Wine:30

    Inclined To Drink ClineThis week, we thought we’d take a break from our usual format to introduce you to one of our favorite domestic wineries, Cline Cellars.

  • Zack’s Trivia

    Question:  What is the last coal-fueled steamship still in active service on the Great Lakes?Answer in the next issue.Last Issue’s Question:  When were the current dimensions of the Dime coin (0.

  • Horoscopes

    Leo (July 23 – August 22):  A small dog with breath mints will provide a worthy example for you to follow.Virgo (August 23 – September 22):  Write your Congressperson this week about whatever is important to you.

  • Manners Matter

    Dear Stalked in Sturgeon Bay,I’m concerned that you are confusing coincidence with something more devious. For example, Creepy Bob moved away due to the weather, not due to a court order.

  • Short Shots

    Pat Helien, Baileys Harbor postmaster, scored his first hole-in-one in Tuesday night Men's League at Maxwelton Braes on August 4. An elevated green and a strong headwind on hole #5 made this 188-yard par three especially tough.

  • Player Profile

    Val BleySturgeon BayHome Course:  Idlewild and Cherry HillsHandicap:  17Years Playing:  “Since I was a kid.

  • Cherry Hills Club Championship

    Cherry Hills in Sturgeon Bay held their annual Club Championship on August 8 and 9. For the third year in a row, Cam Fuller won the low gross with a two-day total of 147 (69, 78).

  • Making the Turn

    A Tale of Two TournamentsTradition takes hold at the Peninsula State Park Golf Course during the first week of August with the hosting of the course’s famed Gould/Chomeau Tournament and the hallowed Resorter’s Match Play Tournament.

  • Upcoming Golf Events

    August 16Couples Outing, Maxwelton Braes920.839.2321August 26Night Golf Event, Stonehedge Golf Course920.868.2566August 20The Big Cup Scramble, Maxwelton Braes920.

  • A Solitary Pursuit

    There’s nothing like the rush of pulling on your goggles and diving into the water. As a high school swimmer I thought that training and executing the 200-meter Individual Medley (50 yards of fly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle) was a stiff challenge, but Margaret Carroll has made me think otherwise.

  • City Planners to Debate Wal-Mart Supercenter Plans

    The gears of the Wal-Mart machine are grinding again in the City of Sturgeon Bay.Engineers for Wal-Mart from McClure Engineering Associates of Milwaukee submitted preliminary plans in mid-July for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) for a Wal-Mart Superstore.

  • More Than A Job: Al Johnson’s employees celebrate 60 years of family and friendship

    To most people, it’s the restaurant with the goats on the roof, but to thousands of current and past employees, it’s family. A family of perhaps a couple thousand tied by a bond that can only be created when people are buried by a vast sea of customers, questions repeated millions of times, and pancake orders shouted into a kitchen and recorded only in the minds of swamped cooks.