Volume 15 Issue 21 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Live Music: Bridging the Gap

    Proving that music can indeed bridge the gap between young and old, a little girl dances to the sounds of Louisiana blues master Tab Benoit, who played at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center in Egg Harbor on Sunday, July 12.

  • “Someone Has to Get on the Firing Line for God”

    As a young man in the late 19th century, Billy Sunday was a professional baseball player with the Chicago White Stockings, the Pittsburgh Allegheneys, and the Philadelphia Pennants.

  • Pen Players Present Wait Until Dark

    When the lights go out, the terror begins. Peninsula Players presents Fredrick Knott's classic thriller, "Wait Until Dark," through September 6. In this photo, Suzy and her neighbor Gloria hide in their dark apartment while danger lurks outside.

  • Santa Cruz River Band at Peg Egan PAC

    The Santa Cruz River Band takes the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center in Egg Harbor on Sunday, August 30 at 7 pm.The Santa Cruz River Band is a beloved musical group from Tucson, Arizona.

  • Gutarist Sawyn to Play at Door Jam

    Guitarist George Sawyn comes to The Door Jam's stage for a one-man concert on Saturday, September 5 at 7 pm.Sawyn, a Chicago musician who is quickly making a name for himself on the Door County music scene, brings a unique and versatile style to his performances.

  • Suzanne Vega at DCA

    Popular singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega will take the stage at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek Friday, August 28 at 8 pm. Vega will perform the songs that have earned her critical acclaim from fans and critics worldwide.

  • Wine:30

    Expensive Wine?You may wonder, when you're standing in the wine aisle or glazing over your favorite restaurants wine list, why a certain bottle of wine might be $5.

  • Zack’s Trivia

    Question:  What was the Kremer Prize, and when was it first awarded? Answer in the next issue. Last Issue’s Question:  Who was the first woman to become a four-star US Army General, and when did she reach that rank? Answer:  Ann Dunwoody, November 2008

  • Horoscopes

    Leo (July 23 - August 22): The gap between your two front teeth will serve as an apt measuring tool when judging Monday's long jump contest.Virgo (August 23 - September 22):  Your sandwich fetish has gone too far.

  • Manners Matter

    Dear Lenore,Classic problem - Ed's a booze bag. The catch, though is that he is a handy booze bag - one that knows how to repair roofs and cars.

  • Player Profile

    Russ JorgensonWashington IslandHome Course:  Deer Run, Washington IslandHandicap:  6Years Playing:  "Since I was about 25 years old.

  • Making the Turn

    Horseshoe Bay To Host CherrylandFor the first time in the 53 years of this historic Door County tournament, the Cherryland Open will be held at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club on Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13.

  • Upcoming Golf Events

    Saturday, August 29Sturgeon Bay Basketball Front Court Scramble, Idlewild Golf Course920.743.3334 Sunday, August 30The Big Cup Scramble, Maxwelton Braes8:30 am Shotgun Start920.

  • Doc Heide & Lee Becker

    Although Lee Becker and Doc Heide admit they are a generation apart, you'd never know it by talking with them. The two American Folklore Theatre (AFT) actors and writers are such good friends that one would have to wonder how they are able to work so well together - but their friendship is actually one of the strongest facets of their work, along with a shared love for the Green Bay Packers, sci-fi movies, and Thai food.

  • Ridges Offers Butterfly Tagging Program

    The Ridges Sanctuary is sponsoring a program on Monarch butterfly tagging on Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29. The program is scheduled from 10 - 11:30 am both days.

  • Blue Gems

    Every September, when driving down our road, I see Mr. Charney's sign: PLUMS FOR SALE. Beyond it sit rows and rows of little green dimpled cardboard boxes bubbling with blue plums on a sawhorse table.

  • A Vicious Cycle

    Mikhail Dodnik probably knew better than anyone else that Dalmatia was one of the most politically unstable nations in the world. It had changed governments no less than three times in 12 years.

  • The Tin Roof

    On general principles I hate chickens. My impulse to hate chickens is a cosmic thing; cows poop nicely, chickens do not. Cow poop obeys gravity, least most of the time, chicken poop doesn't.

  • Searching for the Beach

    The bright white sand beach did seem to stretch for miles in both directions from the wide wooden staircase as we had been told. Uncountable striped and solid color umbrellas gleamed in the intense sun with uncountable children running, shouting and splashing in the small waves.

  • Hymn Sing at Zion UMC

    Zion United Methodist Church will hold the second of two annual hymn sings on Sunday, September 6 at 6:30 pm.The hymn sings began in 1993 at this 104-year-old country church, and features old-time hymns selected by the audience.

  • Island Hosts Auto Show

    The Washington Island Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Car, Truck, and Tractor Show on Saturday, September 5 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. The event is being held at the Washington Island School grounds on Main Road.

  • “Pesto Festo” to be Held September 12

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association (DCMGA) is holding their “Taste of the Garden Door” and third-annual “Pesto Festo” on Saturday, September 12 from 1 – 4 pm.

  • Belgian Kermiss Celebration in Namur

    The Family Centers of Door County, in conjunction with the Peninsula Belgian American Club, is hosting a Belgian Kermiss Celebration on Sunday, September 13 from 11 am – 4 pm.

  • Aug. 28 – Sep. 4

    Bay Shipbuilding Company, a subsidiary of Fincantieri Marine Group LLC, in Sturgeon Bay will lay off 405 employees, beginning in October.

  • Crossroads Hosts “Monarch Adventure”

    The fields and meadows at Crossroads at Big Creek are vivid with wildflowers. The golds and lavenders of early fall flowers are now being accented with the orange and black of monarch butterflies.

  • September Seminars at Bjorklunden

    Lawrence University’s Bjorklunden is offering the following seminars for the week of Sunday, September 20 through Friday, September 25:  “Richard Halliburton’s ‘Glorious Adventures:’ Roads, Royal Roads, and Road Narratives” with Gerry Max and Carolyn R.

  • Aug. 28 – Sept. 4

    Sevastopol School will host a pre-K through grade 6 Open House on Sept. 2 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm for parents and students to meet teachers, settle into their desk and locker, and gather more information.

  • Evolving Education

    Education isn't static, and at Gibraltar this fall, students and teachers will delve deeper into the next evolution in learning.

  • Core Designation Sparks Talk on the “Quiet” Side

    Baileys Harbor hasn't been so quiet of late. Many residents and business owners are concerned that the new map of the town's "core" commercial district, which has gained visibility as the Door County Planning Department works to incorporate it into its comprehensive plan, will lead to sprawl and change the character of the town.

  • Article posted Thursday, August 27, 2009 3:08pm

    "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

    Many scientists believe that ethanol (corn-based alcohol) is not the answer to our future energy needs.

  • Article posted Thursday, August 27, 2009 3:04pm

    38 Billion dollars, the amount banks will earn this year from overdraft and bounced check fees 90 Percent

  • 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. Quick reminders:  During Town Hall remodeling and new construction the Town Offices are in their temporary location at the North Fire Station.

  • Looking Back to the Beginning

    At one point in time, I wrote a weekly feature story that ran on page two of Lon Kopitzke's Vacation Guide (in addition to my weekly column in the Door Reminder).

  • An Unwanted Visitor

    Door County residents are known for their hospitality, giving up their time and home each summer to thousands of visitors. This summer, however, people across the Door Peninsula are trying to keep one visitor out.

  • Ten Steps to Going Green

    Katy Deardorff is a Peninsula Pulse intern entering her sophomore year at Indiana University. This summer she was assigned the task of collecting information for the Green Page, but there was one problem - she didn't know much about going green.

  • Filling In

    39, 37 Number of municipal and industrial landfills, respectively, in Wisconsin 1,967 Number of municipal landfills in the U.

  • Green Facts

    The transportation of goods consumes 15 million barrels of oil a day, about one-fifth of total production. The average person in Wisconsin generates 4.

  • The Paper vs. Plastic Debate…continued

    Do you answer "paper" or "plastic" when the savvy, motivated young lad at the end of the conveyer belt asks you how you take your groceries? Plastic has long seemed like the evil answer, but both paper and plastic have environmental drawbacks.

  • The Stars of Autumn

    There soon will be a widely blooming wildflower, often quite subtle but attractive, that signals the end of the flowering season, like the final act of the fall play.

  • Door County Sports

    DOOR COUNTY LEAGUE BASEBALL Washington Island upset regular season champ Egg Harbor, and Kolberg defeated West Jacksonport to claim a spot in the championship game this week.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 231

    This column originates on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and at the beginning of each semester, we see parents helping their children move into their dorm rooms and apartments and looking a little shaken by the process.

  • Article posted Thursday, August 27, 2009 1:01pm

    This attractive, neutered male truly stands up to his name. Sharp is sharp looking. His handsome long grey/white coat is one of a kind.

  • Aug. 28 – Sept. 4

    • The Family Centers of Door County together with the Sheriff's Department and the Sturgeon Bay Police Department are offering two workshops on Internet Safety.

  • Aug. 28 – Sept. 4

    • Baylake Corp. (OTC BB: BYLK), a bank holding company with $1.0 billion in assets, recently reported net income of $0.5 million, or $0.

  • Authors and After Words

    The fourth act of Ibsen's poetic masterpiece, Peer Gynt, is unique to the play and though he never again wrote anything quite like it, the implications of its freely imagined and ironic satire continued to reverberate through his own authorship.

  • Egg Harbor Couple Exhibit at UU Gallery

    BK & Rob Story, who recently opened Harborview Gallery in Egg Harbor, will pair up their artwork at the UU Gallery's September exhibit which promises to be filled with texture and color.

  • Door County Artist Exhibits in Oshkosh

    Since September of 2008, Suzanne Rose has been the Paine Art Center and Garden's artist-in-residence. Rose, a fine art photographer living in Door County, turned her lens on Oshkosh and created two bodies of work that are on exhibit now through October of 2009.

  • Glass Jellyfish Featured at The Santa Fe Shop

    A wide variety of Richard Satava's glass jellyfish are currently on display at the Santa Fe Shop in Fish Creek.  Richard Satava, a master glassblower, was introduced to glassblowing in 1969 while attending Ocean High School in Pacifica, CA.

  • New Work from Ekholm

    "August in Door County" by Judi Ekholm, who along with a handful of other Fish Creek artists, will open her studio on Sep. 24 and 25 from 10 am - 5 pm.

  • Plein Air Festival Award Winners Announced

    Three of the 40 featured painters in the 2009 Door County Plein Air Festival, hosted by the Peninsula School of Art, were awarded Collector's Awards during the festival's Collector's Preview in the school's Guenzel Gallery on the evening of July 24.

  • Glas to Feature Work of Evensen

    Glas, the green coffeehouse, located at 67 E. Maple St. will feature the photography of Sturgeon Bay artist Jeremy Evensen. Evensen, along with his wife Jennifer, create photography with "a keen eye for originality.

  • The Flying Pig’s to Feature Colleen LaBrosse

    To Colleen LaBrosse it's all about shapes - well, shapes and creepy stuff. Random found objects juxtaposed with no underlying secret message. The shock value alone draws the viewer to search for hidden meaning behind the bizarre combination of items within each assemblage piece.

  • Final Stuff-o-rama Flea Market of the Season

    The public is invited to the final Stuff-o-rama flea market of the season on Saturday, September 5 on the grounds of Domicile from 8 am - 3 pm. Vendors will be showing anything and everything including antiques, furniture, quality children's books, household items, dried flowers, baskets, arts and crafts, and treasures of all variety.

  • Woodworking Folk Art Depicts Lighthouses

    Door County Interiors & Design has added two large-scale art pieces by Richard Waite of Delafield, Wis. to their collection. The pieces, created in a style called lath art - a form of woodworking folk art - depict Door County's Cana Island Lighthouse and Eagle Bluff Lighthouse.

  • “The Hardy Celebrates: A Century of Inspiration” Exhibit Pays Homage to Peninsula State Park’s 100th Anniversary

    The Hardy Gallery will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Peninsula State Park by devoting their fall exhibit to Wisconsin's "emerald treasure." "The Hardy Celebrates:  A Century of Inspiration" is a member exhibition and runs from September 5 through October 13, with an opening reception planned for Friday, September 4 from 5 - 7 pm.

  • Last Chance for the “Hawaii on the Hardy” Raffle

    There's still one short week to purchase raffle tickets for the Hardy Gallery's "Hawaii on the Hardy" raffle. Tickets for the raffle are one ticket for $5 or five for $20.

  • Plein Air Paint Out Scheduled

    The Gallery of the Door County Art League will hold their first annual Plein Air Paint Out on Saturday, August 29, from 10 am - noon on the grounds of the Top of the Hill Shops, Highway 42 and County F on Spring Road in Fish Creek.

  • Pat Olson Featured Week of Aug. 30

    The next artist to be featured at the Gallery of the Door County Art League is multi-media artist Pat Olson, whose artwork will be highlighted the week of Aug.

  • Logan Woods

    "Curiouser and curiouser," Alice might say if she were to wonder at the drawings of artist Logan Woods in "FLEX:  A Show of Strength," the exhibit of work by emerging artists at the Peninsula School of Art.

  • Culture Club

    There are over 15,000 museums of all types in the United States, and of those, three-quarters are actually located in small towns and rural areas, much like Door County.

  • Home Sales Drop 22 Percent in Door County

    Wisconsin ranked 26th in the nation in beach water quality in the Natural Resources Defense Council's annual review. Just six percent of Door County's water samples exceeded maximum bacterial standards in 2008, well below the state average of 14 percent.

  • Rags Ignited JJ’s Fire

    The Aug. 7 fire that destroyed the kitchen at JJ's La Puerta was caused by the spontaneous combustion of kitchen rags that were bundled together while still hot from a dryer, according to Sister Bay/ Liberty Grove Fire Chief Chris Hecht.

  • Ever Wonder…Why the curvy road curves?

    While the design of the final stretch of Highway 42 from Charlie's Smokehouse in Gills Rock to the Washington Island Ferry Dock might annoy those hurrying to catch the boat, those not in a rush often stop to take pictures or just enjoy Door County's beauty from their car.

  • Investigation of Bridge Incident Ongoing

    The young woman who got stuck in her car on the Maple-Oregon Street bridge Aug. 13 has befuddled investigators from the Sturgeon Bay Police Department (SBPD) and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

  • Evidence In A Sea of Speculation

    Television news has fallen in love with the angry white male again, flooding the airwaves with clips of men shouting angrily at town hall meetings about health care reform across the country.

  • Depies Urges Two-way Consideration

    This summer's temporary conversion to a two-way traffic pattern on 3rd Avenue in Sturgeon Bay has eased the concerns of at least one important voice in the debate over a permanent switch on the thoroughfare.