Volume 15 Issue 32 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Olson Next in Dickinson Series

    Rolf Olson presents his original poetry at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) on January 13 at 7 pm as the next featured poet in the Emily Dickinson Poetry Series.

  • Poets and Writers invited to read at “Word Meets Art”

    Peninsula School of Art invites all poets and writers to participate in “Word Meets Art” during the eighth annual Guenzel Gallery Salon party, January 23, 6 – 9 pm.

  • Council for Wisconsin Writers Sponsors Contests

    The Council for Wisconsin Writers (CWW) is accepting submissions and nominations for a number of contests as 2009 comes to a close and 2010 kicks off.

  • The Big Read Door County 2010: Willa Cather’s My ءntonia

    The Big Read Door County, now in its third year, has quickly become a cherished Door County tradition. Anticipation of this year’s celebration and exploration of Willa Cather’s remarkable My Ántonia is so great that all of the 650 free books provided by the Friends of Door County Libraries have already been taken by eager readers.

  • Door County YMCA and The Ridges Sanctuary Announce “No Family Left Inside”

    The Door County YMCA and The Ridges Sanctuary will be offering “No Family Left Inside” for families in Door County for the first time this winter. This series of programs is designed to provide outdoor experiences for parents and children who want to explore Door County.

  • Movies That Matter Series Examines Healthcare

    To coincide with the national debate on health care reform, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) will show the Bill Moyers Journal interview with Wendell Potter January 19 at 7 pm.

  • Peninsula State Park 2010 Like to Hike Pin Available

    Peninsula State Park's 2010 Like to Hike pin, the eighth in an exclusive series, highlights the Niagara Escarpment – a 650-mile rock ridge that formed 420-million years ago as mud on the floor of an ancient sea.

  • Dec. 23 – Jan. 8

    • Foreclosures increased 71 percent in Door County between 2007 and 2009, from 87 to 149, the largest percentage increase in Northeast Wisconsin. • In November, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources adopted revisions to Shoreland Development Rules to better protect lakes and rivers while allowing property owners more flexibility with their land.

  • Guided Snowshoe Hikes at Newport State Park

    Everyone is invited to snowshoe at Newport State Park on Monday, January 11 and Monday, February 8 from 10 am – noon. Meet at the Nature Center near the park entrance for a guided walk along the Upland Trail.

  • Jan. 8 – 22

    • The Door County YMCA and Ridges Sanctuary have partnered to create the “No Family Left Inside” program this winter. The series is designed to provide outdoor experiences for parents and children to explore Door County.

  • Six Vie For Mayor of Sturgeon Bay

    Six residents are vying for the Mayor’s seat in the City of Sturgeon Bay, half with political experience, the other half without. In a brief preview of the candidates before the primary Feb.

  • Dates Announced for the 2010 Girlfriends Great EGGscape

    Women are invited to attend Egg Harbor's Girlfriends Great EGGscape (women’s getaway with an Egg Harbor twist) on May 13 – 16, 2010. Women are encouraged to leave their baggage at home and come to relax, relate, and release.

  • Tourism Zone Grapples With Room Tax Collection Issues

    Nearly three years after the Door County Tourism Zone was formed to collect a 5.5 percent room tax, several lodging entities are still flying under the radar and avoiding the tax.

  • City Council Approves Development Plans for Wal-Mart Supercenter

    Sturgeon Bay city aldermen voted unanimously in favor of the final Planned Unit Development (PUD) submitted by Wal-Mart for a Supercenter store on Egg Harbor Road.

  • WPPI Energy Announces Grant Opportunities for Net Zero Energy Homes

    Homeowners and builders in 51 public power communities, including those covered by Algoma Utilities & Sturgeon Bay Utilities, now have the opportunity to apply for funding to help build or renovate a home with net zero energy use.

  • UW–Green Bay Hosts Niagara Escarpment Discussion

    The Niagara Escarpment: What is it? And Why Should I Care? Jan. 14, 9 am – 2 pm A well-qualified panel of experts will be presenting information and perspectives on the geology and biology of the Niagara Escarpment in order to better describe and define this unique natural feature.

  • DNR Releases Impaired Waters List

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has released its Impaired Waters List, and the public is encouraged to submit comments through Jan. 15. The list includes the state’s polluted or degraded lakes, streams, and rivers.

  • Green Quote

    “The holy grail right now for real estate is creating interoperability between information technology networks and the electrical grid. Your ability to run an efficient building is important in order to remain competitive.

  • Green Facts

    4 million The reduction in the United States car fleet in 2009 106 The number of wind farms completed or that began construction in 2009 500,000 Federal

  • Greening at the Door County Business Development Center

    After undergoing an energy audit in 2009, the Door County Business Development Center implemented a number of energy and cost-saving initiatives in its Sturgeon Bay facility.

  • Maritime Winter Speaker Series Continues

    The Door County Maritime Museum and Friends of the Maritime Museum continue their popular Winter Speakers Series on the first Thursday of the month in both February and March, before winding up on March 25.

  • Beech Bark Disease Spreading

    Bob Bultman of the Door County Invasive Species Team reports that it is not looking good for Door County's American Beech trees. Beech Bark Disease, caused by an interaction between an insect and a fungus, is gaining steam.

  • January is National Stalking Awareness Month

    January is National Stalking Awareness Month, which provides an opportunity to discuss a very hidden and disturbing behavior. According to the Stalking Resource Center, stalking can be defined as a series of actions that make one feel afraid or in danger.

  • St. Norbert Distinguished Lecture Series Begins at DCA

    Universal Human Rights is the first topic of the St. Norbert Distinguished Lecture Series on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 9 am at the Door Community Auditorium (DCA).

  • Article posted Thursday, January 7, 2010 5:33pm

    Rats: My gorgeous sister Georgia and I are looking for a loving home to go to. We have been at the shelter for a few months now and enjoy the cats that often stare at us like we are toys for them, however; we would love to have a human friend to love and play with us.

  • Crossroads Kicks of 2010 Educational Programming

    Crossroads at Big Creek will focus each of their educational themes throughout 2010 on the Niagara Escarpment, and Dean Volenberg, Agricultural Educator from University of Wisconsin Extension, will kick off these presentations on Jan.

  • Community Quick Notes

    • Third Avenue Playhouse has received a $25,000 matching funds gift in recognition of the theater’s 10th anniversary. A longstanding donor will match contributions to TAP’s general fund dollar for dollar up to $25,000.

  • Klitzmans’ Artwork Featured at Craft Cottage

    The Jacksonport Craft Cottage features many beautifully-made items hand-crafted by local artists. Special features this month include pieces by Ken and Pat Klitzman.

  • Winter Watercolor Workshops Continue

    Door County artist Kari Anderson will continue teaching her watercolor workshops at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club during January and February. Beginners are welcome in these workshops held each Wednesday, where painting starts at 11 am.

  • Door County Half Marathon Makes 100 Registrations Available for Non-profit Fundraising

    The Door County Half Marathon was founded to celebrate and benefit the Door County community, and this year organizers have reserved 100 race registrations for area non-profits to help them raise funs by participating in the 2010 race.

  • Dan Anderson Completes “Barbara’s Farm” Photography Project

    The new year of exhibitions at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay begins January 16 with “Barbara’s Farm: A Color Photography Memoir” by Daniel Anderson.

  • Sports Schedules

    GIBRALTAR VARSITY ATHLETICS • Gibraltar Girls Basketball Jan. 8 @ Kewaunee, 7:30 pm Jan. 14 vs. Algoma, 7:30 pm Jan. 15 @ Lena, 7:30 pm Jan 22 @ NEW Lutheran 7:30 pm • Gibraltar Boys Basketball Jan.

  • American Crow, Mr. Wise Guy

    When people ask, “What is the best time to start birdwatching?” my immediate answer is “now.” It’s an especially appropriate reply in January in the North because there are so few species to have to learn.

  • Great Northern Construction

    Technically, Tom Birmingham is not native to northern Door County, as he was a month old when his parents moved to Fish Creek from Janesville. But the networking that resulted from a lifetime on the peninsula, especially as he married a local girl, proved valuable when he pursued a career in building.

  • Business Briefs for Jan. 8 – 22

    • Baylake Bank and Cellcom recently teamed up to give away two grand prize packages that included a smart phone plus three months of calling and data service.

  • The Allure of the Short Film: Door County Mini Movie Night

    As someone with an almost geeky amount of film knowledge and love for my small community, I have always contended that Door County could be just as big a film festival hotspot as Park City, Utah or Telluride, Colorado.

  • Baseball HOF Debate Time

    If football chose MVPs like baseball, Brett Favre would have no less than six MVP trophies on his mantle.

  • UPDATE: Coast Guard Still Working to Raise Tug

    The United States Coast Guard continued to work with McMullen and Pitz Marine Contractors Tuesday morning to raise the tug Dauntless from the icy waters near the Egg Harbor marina.

  • Best of the 2000s

    The Packers had the sixth highest winning percentage of any team in the NFL in the 2000s, counting playoffs. That didn't surprise me, but the number five team on the list did. The Patriots were number

  • Tug Sinks at Egg Harbor Marina

    A tug being used by McMullen & Pitz Marine Contractors, a subcontractor working on the Egg Harbor marina reconstruction project, sunk overnight in about 12 feet of water.

  • Polar Plunge 2010

    There wasn't a tan in sight at the beach in Jacksonport yesterday as waves of New Year's celebrants sprinted into the icy waters of Lake Michigan. Hundreds took part in the annual Jacksonport Polar Bear

  • So Long to the Chubs

    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and particularly Dan Egan, have done fantastic work over the past several years investigating the changing ecology of Lake Michigan. On Wednesday, reporter Karen Herzog

  • Gibraltar Boys Take 3rd Straight Lena Tournament Title

    Gibraltar players celebrate after winning their third straight Lena Holiday Tournament title last night in dramatic fashion. Ryan Wimmer snatched a rebound on the right baseline and dropped in a 10-footer to give the Vikings a 49 - 47 victory over NEW Lutheran, which had stormed back from 13 down to tie the game.

  • TKH Rink Open

    Looking to get outside and enjoy the winter weather? The Teresa K. Hilander Community Ice Rink is open in Sister Bay for skating, broomball, and general sliding around on the ice.