Volume 15 Issue 30 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Local Company Meets BUYcott Standards

    Trillium Organics, a company based out of Sturgeon Bay, was recently added to a list of brands that the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) will “BUYcott.

  • Rosendale Dairy Seeks to Become State’s Largest

    Rosendale Dairy’s plan to double the size of its operation has sparked controversy in Fond du Lac County and around the state. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources held a public hearing Dec.

  • The Repair Manifesto

    The guys at Platform21, a design platform aiming to positively influence the relationship between user and product, have produced the Repair Manifesto in hopes of urging consumers to leave behind the throw-away culture and get back to fixing things.

  • Green Quote

    “Cheap food is killing the heartland. It’s killing rural America…there needs to be a radical rethinking of how we grow food in America.” Maria J. Kefalas, co-author of Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What It Means for America, in an interview on the National Public Radio program “Radio Times”

  • Green Facts

    4 Percent increase in the number of farms in the United States from 2002 to 2007. Most of the new farms are small farms. 30 Percent increase in the number of women working in farming over that same period.

  • Native Landscaping Presentation Highlights Holiday Gathering

    The public is invited to join the Door County Invasive Species Team (DCIST) for a presentation on native landscaping, followed by a bit of holiday cheer and camaraderie after a busy year of stewardship, on Monday, Dec.

  • A look at the world in numbers

    25 Percent of American Children fed through the FoodShare program (formerly food stamps) 36 million The number of people currently using FoodShare in the U.

  • The Year of the Tiger: Cultural Wandering

    It is quite easy to find sanctuary in a place like The Linden Centre. As I am writing to you, my legs are stretched out across the wicker chairs on the rooftop terrace, and I am enjoying the last of the afternoon sun.

  • Notes from the Grove: Town Moves into New Offices

    Welcome to the Notes from the Grove providing Liberty Grove residents and visitors tidbits of information about goings on in town government. • The town offices are now back at the Town Hall and open to the public.

  • Article posted Thursday, December 10, 2009 3:49pm

    • Bar-tailed Godwits are large shore birds with long, upturned bills, somewhat similar in appearance to a curlew. They feed along mudflats and use their long bills to root out worms, crustaceans, and mollusks.

  • that my partner constantly fusses over me like I’m a child?

    “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.

  • For Dec. 11 – 23

    • For the first time in English Inn history, the restaurant will be open on Christmas Day. Owners Randy and Lisa Daubner welcome guests for the first time to celebrate Christmas with their English Inn family.

  • Cop-op for Artists

    Kelly Avenson may not have a long history in Door County, but the young photographer has already recognized the need for the peninsula’s artists to work together and support each other rather than compete.

  • The Christmas Bird Count

    A statement used in advertising in the past, “You’ve come a long way, baby!” could apply very appropriately to the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) which has become so popular throughout this continent over the past 109 years.

  • Community Notes

    QUICK NOTES: • Door Community Auditorium has again been designated a drop-off location for “Toys for Tots,” which collects new, unwrapped toys, games, and books for children who might not otherwise have a merry holiday.

  • Article posted Thursday, December 10, 2009 3:05pm

    Hi everyone! I’m lost and need to find my parents quickly. I’m a handsome brown tabby with white, neutered, front-declawed, 13 lbs., and my estimated age is six to nine years old.

  • Sports Schedules

    GIBRALTAR VARSITY ATHLETICS • Boys Basketball Dec. 11, vs. Sevastopol, 7:30 pm Dec. 17, @ Southern Door, 7:30 pm Dec. 22, vs. Sturgeon Bay, 7:30 pm Dec.

  • DC Performing Arts Venues Struggling, But Not Suffering

    Deeper notches are being cut into the belts of Door County’s performing arts venues as their directors prepare for another financially uncertain 2010 season.

  • Save and Continue

    Andrew Phillips is a senior at Gibraltar High School and serves as News Editor and Chief Photographer of The Viking Voice, the Gibraltar student newspaper.

  • Where the “Norm” is Absent

    When interviewing artists, it’s not uncommon for many to tell you that they’ve wanted to be an artist for as long as they can remember – but how many tell you that they’ve wanted to own a gallery since they were young? “I’ve been wanting to open a gallery since I was eight or nine years old,” laughs Sarah Elizabeth Condon, owner of The Eclipse Gallery in downtown Algoma.

  • Ekman Hangs Door County Work at UU Gallery

    Malin Ekman’s exhibit “A Creative Journey Into the Beauty and Mystery of Door County” will be displayed at the UU Gallery in Ephraim from December 13 through January 11.

  • Life Through a Lens

    Life imitates art when visitors are reflected in a work by photographer Donald Chell at the opening of the exhibition, “Plastic Camera Group: Life Through a Plastic Lens,” at Peninsula School of Art.

  • Call for Art for Guenzel Gallery Salon

    Peninsula School of Art is inviting all two- and three-dimensional artists, from beginner to master, to participate in the 8th annual Guenzel Gallery Salon, January 8 through January 23.

  • “The Other Side of the Door” on Display at The Link

    “The Other Side of the Door,” a sampling of 25 photos selected from hundreds of submissions in the United Way of Door County photographic project, is featured during the month of December in the Link Gallery at the Door Community Auditorium.

  • Jacksonport Craft Cottage Holiday Gifts Highlighted

    In addition to Amish work, the Jacksonport Craft Cottage showcases many well-known Door County artists and gifted area craftsmen. An array of holiday artwork and gifts are currently highlighted.

  • Croke Next Artist Featured in Tlazo Series

    The weather outside is frightful but the Caffe Tlazo Artist Series is delightful. On December 13 from 9 am – 2 pm visit Caffe Tlazo in Algoma, where the art of Door County artist Melanie Croke will be highlighted and warm drinks await.

  • UW Cross Country Team Kicked Off Title Season in Peninsula State Park

    In November the University of Wisconsin Cross Country team finished 7th in the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, IN, completing another stellar season that began on the trails of Peninsula State Park in August.

  • The Rural Brain Drain

    As much as I love living in Door County and writing about the people here and the problems we face, I can't help but have this heavy sense that what we all love about this place is slipping away. Men

  • Assigning Value

    Most of us think nothing of filling up our tank with gas, even though we know that full tank will provide a short window of use. Well, perhaps not nothing - I put off shelling out the $30 till my tank

  • Forum Addresses Alcohol Problem

    The Door County League of Women Voters sponsored a public forum at Sturgeon Bay High School on Nov. 18 to address urgent issues related to alcohol and other drug abuse.

  • Egg Harbor Rescinds Mooring Permits

    The Egg Harbor Village Board terminated its agreement with Peninsula Shores Condominium Association that allowed nine boat moorings to the south of the public marina at a special meeting Monday morning, Nov. 30.

  • Democratic Candidates Appear at Pie Party Fundraiser

    Several Democratic candidates for state offices have been invited to speak to Door County residents when the Democratic Party of Door County (DPD) hosts the Third Annual “Pie Party” fundraiser Sunday, December 6 from 3 – 6 pm in the Bertschinger Community Center, 7860 Highway 42, Egg Harbor.

  • Holiday Decorating Ideas at December Wisdom Wednesday

    The entire community is invited to attend a Wisdom Wednesday presentation on “Holiday Decorating” with Ron and Carol Trimberger and the staff of Door County Interiors and Design.

  • Sunshine House Wreath Sale

    St. Luke’s Episcopal Church located at 2336 Canterbury Lane, Sister Bay will be selling wreaths for Sunshine House on Saturday December 5 from 9 am – 2 pm.