Volume 16 Issue 17 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Door County YMCA Labor Day Weekend Run

    The YMCA’s ninth Annual Labor Day Weekend Run will take place on Saturday, September 4. The 5k Run/Walk, half-mile children’s race, and duathlon, featuring a two-mile run/12-mile bike/two-mile run, will be held at the Northern Door Program Center.

  • NORTHERN DOOR VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE July 21 Results Blue Horse 3, Peninsula Pulse 0 Bay Shore Outdoor Store 2, Bayside Tavern 1 Gray-Aire Dairy 3, Blue Ox 0 Husby’s 3, Northern Grill 0 Belly Shots 2, Off A Horse 1 Four Season Tree Experts 3, Camp David 0 Standings Blue Horse Bistro 16-2 Husby’s 16-2 Four Season Tree Experts 14-4 Off A Horse 11-7 Peninsula Pulse 11-7 Bay Shore Outdoor Store 10-8 Gray-Aire Dairy 10-8 Belly Shots 7-11 Blue Ox 6-12 Bayside Tavern 5-13 Northern Grill 3-15 Camp David 0-18 July 28 Schedule 7pm Blue Horse vs.

  • Schultz Competes in ODP Regional Tournament

    Devan Schultz of Fish Creek participated in the US Youth Soccer Region II’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) soccer tournament and camp at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL on July 9 –11.

  • Door County Sports Schedules

    The Kolberg Braves lost their first game of the season Sunday, July 18 with a 4 – 1 loss to Egg Harbor. Kolberg has dominated the league for several years but required extra innings to earn the win last week over Sister Bay before getting upended in Egg Harbor to bring their season record to 10-1.

  • Land Trust to Dedicate Three Springs Preserve

    The Door County Land Trust is hosting a celebration and preserve dedication of the new Harold C. Wilson Three Springs Nature Preserve.

  • VFW Supports Needy Veterans

    Joseph Heilman (left), chairman of the Door County Veterans Service Council, accepted a check for $1,000 presented by Norman Kiehnau, commander of VFW Post 3088 Sturgeon Bay, at the Door County Veterans Service Council meeting on July 13.

  • Door County Humane Society Featured Pets

    Tara is a Black Lab beauty between two and four years old. She is a great companion dog, very friendly and sweet! She is content just sitting by your feet or outside playing in the sunshine.

  • All in the Family

    In 1970, 18-year-old Ken Church hitchhiked from Chicago to Sister Bay to work in the auto garage and dealership of his grandparents, Marcus and Ellen Gobel.

  • Baylake Wealth Services Recognized

    • Brian R. Hartl of Baylake Wealth Services has been recognized by UVEST Financial Services for mutual fund sales and client servicing in the first quarter of 2010.

  • Mosquito Hawks

    It was around the middle of this month that my friend Joe and I spent five or six glorious hours on a “mosquito hawk safari,” hunting dragonflies and damselflies while armed only with our cameras.

  • Say Cheese

    There were once 1,300 dairy farms in Door County, according to a video at the Door County Historical Museum, and they sold their milk to 49 “crossroads” cheese factories.

  • Looking Inside the Sales Tax Numbers

    As regular readers know, I enjoy looking at numbers and statistics and then extrapolating trends, themes, or truths whenever possible. One set of numbers I regularly track in this column is the county sales tax figures.

  • Talk Away Back Pain?

    • Talk away back pain? Maybe that’s possible. Over 700 back-pain sufferers were divided into two groups. One group received talk (behavioral) therapy for a year, while the other group received pain-management advice.

  • Why Not Cheat? The Goldman Settlement

    $550 million The fine that Goldman Sachs agreed to pay to settle the lawsuit brought against it for securities fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission $15 million Income in fees that Goldman made from the deals in question 25 Minimum number of similar deals Goldman made 2 Weeks worth of profit the settlement represents for Goldman (Goldman reported $3.

  • Liberty Grove Looks at Historic Registry

    Welcome to the Notes from the Grove, providing Liberty Grove residents and visitors tidbits of information about goings on in town government. • The Plan Commission is working with the Liberty Grove Historical Society to develop a historic registry that would list historic sites and buildings within the town.

  • Green Quote

    “We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

  • Law Banning Harmful Phosphorus in Dish Detergent Takes Effect

    Wisconsin residents will be able to run dishwashers with less concern about negatively impacting the quality of the state’s waters after a law substantially limiting phosphorus content in automatic dishwasher soap took effect July 1.

  • Green Drinks Examines Transition Towns

    The Transition Town movement is the subject of this month's Green Drinks sustainability networking meeting. Green Drinks will be held at Glas Green Coffeehouse on Wednesday, July 28 from 4:30 – 6 pm.

  • Green Facts

    12 Gallons of water gutters can deliver into a rain barrel per minute during heavy rain 65 Gallons of water the average U.S. resident uses each day 40 Percent of water use for a family of four that goes to toilet flushing Source: Wisconsin Harbor Towns Association’s Simple Solutions resource guide

  • Recycling Conundrums: Miscellaneous Plastics

    In spite of the growth of recycling programs, most plastics are still thrown in the garbage. Indeed, yogurt containers, plastic egg cartons, and other such plastics are not accepted in co-mingled recycling by Going Garbage or Little Hoppers.

  • When Finishing First Doesn’t Mean You Win

    Padra Meyer of Des Plaines, IL was the first woman to cross the finish line in Saturday's Door County Triathlon sprint distance event. She even broke the tape, but she didn't win the race.

  • DC Room Tax Returns Indicate Strong First Half

    Door County’s room tax returns were up 4.7 percent through the first five months of 2010, according to figures released by the Door County Tourism Zone Commission.

  • Miriam Erickson Named Philanthropist of the Year

    For Miriam Erickson of Egg Harbor, a difference made is far more important than a title earned. Ironically, that selflessness has earned her one more title – Door County Community Foundation Philanthropist of the Year.

  • Washington Island Fly-in Draws 154 Planes

    • The Washington Island Lions Club Fly-in drew 154 planes July 17. Over 154 planes registered during the event and 600 platters of boiled whitefish were served.

  • Dylan Thomas Reading Upcoming

    Prof. Gareth Lloyd Jones, emeritus professor at Bangor University, Wales, will read from the works of Dylan Thomas at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, July 28, at the Church of the Atonement, Fish Creek.

  • Hansotia Recognized with Jumpstart Award

    Phil Hansotia of Ellison Bay was a finalist in the 2010 Woodrow Hall Jumpstart Award. He will receive $250 to create “poetry trails” (poems in display cases mounted on posts) in Newport State Park, a partnership between the Wallace, Unabridged and Word Women poetry groups with the Newport Wilderness Society, Newport State Park, and Sevastapol, […]

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 277

    Here’s hoping that very few of our readers have to go through cardiac rehab, which Thomas Reiter of New Jersey captures in this poem, but if they do, here’s hoping that they come through it feeling wildly alive and singing at the tops of their lungs.

  • Honest Men, Unprotected

    I wasn’t sure why the boots bothered me. They weren’t even mine. Basic brown steel toes. Nothing much to speak of, but there they were – laid out in the middle of the rig. I had to take them off of him around the same time my partner was putting the shock pads away. The […]

  • Friends’ Book Sale at Sturgeon Bay Library

    The Friends of Door County Library will be holding its 2010 Book Sale July 29 – 31. More than 10,000 books will be available for sale and will cost just $1 for a hard cover book and 25¢ for children’s books. Where else can such a great bargain be found? This sale is held in […]

  • Egg Harbor Preps for Marina Opening

    • The Village of Egg Harbor will host a grand opening for its new marina Aug. 14. Jim Rooney, Chairman of the Wisconsin Waterways Commission will be on hand, as will the University of Wisconsin Marching Band.

  • Jacksonport Historical Series Continues with Volume Seven

    Volume Seven of Jacksonport Through the Generations is now available. This number in the Jacksonport Historical Society's on-going series features stories about the Bley, Brungraber, Clark, Graf, Herbst, Kasten, Mueller, and Naumann families.

  • Book Signing by Door County Author

    Jerry Amos, author of the newly published novel, The Division, will appear at Sturgeon Bay’s Book World, 30 N. 3rd Avenue, on July 31 from 11 am – 2 pm.

  • Woodwalk Concert Series

    On July 23, Woodwalk Gallery will feature Jeanne Kuhns and Lost Mothra. Performing as lead singer/songwriter/and rhythm guitar player, Jeanne Kuhns connects to her audience with poetic lyrics.

  • 3rd Annual Door County Bluegrass Camp Concert

    The gifted musicians and instructors of the Third Annual Door County Bluegrass Camp will mark the camp’s kick-off with two performances at Third Avenue Playhouse on Saturday, July 31 at 4 and 7:30 pm.

  • Harmony by the Bay

    National touring artists Victoria Vox, Deirdre Fellner, and Mrs. Fun will take the stage at Harmony by the Bay concert series on Tuesday, July 27 at 7 pm.

  • Chris Irwin Plays Fishstock

    American Folklore Theatre veteran Chris Irwin (“Guys on Ice,” “Goodnight Irene”) returns for his 11th annual Fishstock concert on Sunday, July 25.

  • DCA Features Los Lobos

    On Friday, July 23, the Door Community Auditorium will resound with the vibrant tones and driving beats of musical legends Los Lobos.

  • George Sawyn and Patrick Palmer Perform

    Andres Food and Spirits presents George Sawyn and Patrick Palmer on Saturday, July 24 at 8 pm. The two musicians are members of Lost Mothra.

  • Ifdakar

    Looking for something different? That is exactly what you’ll find at this backyard BBQ with Ifdakar.

  • 5 Questions for Eli Mattson

    So bring us up to date. Where have you been and what have you been up to since America found out what Door County already knew, that you’ve got talent?

  • Celebrate CHERRIES!

    Through the years, Door County has promoted its cherry industry in many ways, some traditional, some not so traditional.

  • Celebrate Christmas in July

    Join Pipka’s of Door County for its sixth-annual “Christmas in July” celebration on Sunday, July 25, 10 am – 5 pm.

  • Ice Cream Social at The Clearing

    Come visit The Clearing Folk School and enjoy an Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, July 28. The free two-hour event begins at 7 pm at the Jens Jensen Visitor Center in Ellison Bay.

  • 1st Annual Home Winemaker Competition Seeks Entries

    Door Peninsula Winery is excited to announce their 1st Annual Home Winemaker Competition for Carlsville Day, Saturday, July 31. All home vintners are welcomed to enter their homemade wines for official judging.

  • Classes at Bjorklunden

    From Aug. 15 – 20 Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden in Baileys Harbor is offering the following seminars: “The United States and the Cold War, 1957-72,” “Prize-winning French Films: Envelope, Please!” and “Beauty Will Save the World: Dostoevsky’s ‘The Idiot.'"

  • Kid Can Cook

    School is in session this summer at the Savory Spoon Cooking School in Ellison Bay as popular guest instructor Amy Rebhan will be teaching two “Kids Can Cook” classes on Monday, July 26 and Tuesday, July 27.

  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming golf events.

  • Player Profile

    Profile of Art Koff.

  • Caddy Quiz ‘em

    This week’s trivia question...

  • Short Shots

    Art Koff, one of the “Nooners” from Cherry Hills, recorded an ace on Monday, July 12 at Cherry Hills. He was playing number eight when he knocked it in from the white tees with a 9-iron from 122 yards out.

  • Peninsula Experiences a Slew of Ones

    According to head golf professional, Jason Daubner, Peninsula records approximately ten hole-in-ones on the 75-yard number eight “cliff hole” each year.

  • Cherry Hills Match Play Underway

    The annual Net Match Play at Cherry Hills is now underway. This handicapped event takes approximately a month to complete as golfers are given one week to complete their round.

  • Gould-Chomeau Tournament Now Funds Scholarship

    In its 33rd year, the time-honored Gould-Chomeau Tournament at Peninsula is embarking on two significant changes. First, they are now allowing golfers age 40 and older to compete, where as before the minimum age was 50.

  • The Sculpture Garden at Edgewood Orchard Galleries

    Sometimes one birth leads to another. When Nell and J.R. Jarosh’s twin girls were under six months old, “and we were in the height of sleep deprivation,” J.

  • Tannic vs. Dry with Chef Bryan Bradley from the Mission Grille

    One of the most misapplied terms some people use when describing wines they (do or don’t) like is the word “dry.” The term “dry” is very specific when used in reference to wine, indicating the wine has a residual sugar content of less than 1.

  • Congratulations to Scott Holbrook!

    At a place called Waterfront Mary, there’s a bartender who’s not at all scary. He has a smile on his face and a whole lotta grace, though you’ll never see him wearing any lace.


    "People who sporadically sing entire songs a cappella, mainly for attention, in the office." – Anonymous "Passive aggressive behavior." – Anonymous

  • Horoscopes

    This week's horoscopes.

  • Miriam Erickson

    The Door County Community Foundation has chosen Miriam Erickson as their Philanthropist of the Year for 2010. Miriam has made it her goal to provide young people with access to knowledge on many levels.

  • Village of Egg Harbor Embraces Creativity with Art Installations

    The Village of Egg Harbor, in an effort to create additional visual and aesthetic interest, has adopted a plan to install four pieces of permanent sculpture to be placed throughout the area.

  • Trillium Quilt Guild Presents Wendy Butler-Berns

    Art quilter Wendy Butler-Berns of Lake Mills Wisconsin will be presenting to the Trillium Quilt Guild on Thursday, July 29 at 6:30 pm.

  • Wisconsin Artists Showcase Features Door County Artist

    The Wisconsin Artists Showcase at the Jura Silverman Gallery in Spring Green, Wisconsin displays a collection of recent work by two Stephanie Trenchard of Sturgeon Bay.

  • Anderson Photographs on Display at Link Gallery

    Door County native and local Daniel Anderson has several of his photographs on display at the Link Gallery in Fish Creek. The photographs, as a whole, make up a larger project entitled “Barbara’s Farm.

  • Charles Wickler Joins the Flying Pig Gallery

    Within the artwork of Charles Wickler, the ordered world of art interacts with the free spirit of the living movements and patterns of the natural world.

  • Settlement Shops Annual Summer Art Fair

    On Saturday, July 31 the Settlement Shops Fine Art Fair will take place in Fish Creek. Local and regional artists will gather on the green space among the shops to show and sell their latest creations.

  • Tommy Singer Jewelry on Display at Santa Fe Shop

    Tommy Singer is considered by many as one of the greatest contemporary Native American jewelry silversmiths of our time. A silversmith for over 28 years, he learned the art from his father, a Navajo Medicine man.

  • Patricia Shoppe Hosts Sophia Forero Trunk Show

    Patricia Shoppe in Egg Harbor will be hosting a jewelry trunk show with Sophia Forero on Saturday and Sunday, July 24 and 25, 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.

  • Class Openings at Pangaea Gallery

    The fused glass-making class on Saturday, July 24 at Pangaea Gallery still has openings. The one-hour class, limited to four participants, will include a demonstration and materials to create a pair of earrings.

  • Tim Nyberg Presents “Flying Pig”

    Tim Nyberg created "Flying Pig" (on two canvases, approximately 28" x 26") as a nod to his friends at the Flying Pig Gallery in Algoma, who will host Nyberg’s “Story Starters” series opening August 14 from 5 – 7 pm.

  • Painted Collages by Neva Sills at Martinez Studio

    This season, Martinez Studio is hosting a special weekend exhibit of work by returning Door County native, Neva Sills. A reception will be held on Saturday, July 24 from 2 – 6 pm.

  • The Miller Art Museum Calls for Entries

    The Miller Art Museum invites artists to submit up to two pieces in two-dimensional media for the upcoming 35th Juried Annual: A 5 County Exhibit. This exhibit gives both emerging and professional artists 18 years or older in northeast Wisconsin an opportunity to participate in a large group show, juried by art professionals.

  • J. Jeffery Taylor Hosts Trunk Show

    J. Jeffrey Taylor Jewelry and Fine Art in Fish Creek will be hosting a trunk show for artist Jill Elizabeth of Liztech Jewelry from Saturday, July 24 to Saturday, July 31.

  • Espresso Lane Features Photography of Suzi Hass

    The images of Sister Bay photographer Suzi Hass will be on display through August at Espresso Lane in Baileys Harbor.

  • Hardy Gallery Art Camp Presentation Scheduled for July 29

    Art Camp, the Hardy Gallery's arts-focused component of Gibraltar School's Migrant Education Program, will culminate in a public presentation scheduled for Thursday, July 29 at 10:30 am at the Hardy Gallery on Ephraim's Anderson Dock.

  • Gills Rock Artists Show Gardens, Grounds, and Artwork

    Travel north to the Gills Rock-Ellison Bay area to discover the art of the Gills Rock Artists, five painters who live and work in the quiet, less traveled, “Top of the Thumb.

  • Ken Loeber and Dona Look Trunk Show at Edgewood Orchard

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will be hosting a jewelry trunk show for Wisconsin jewelers Ken Loeber and Dona Look beginning on Thursday, July 22 through Sunday, July 25 from 10 am – 5 pm.

  • DCAL Features “Off the Wall” Exhibit

    The Door County Art League will present “Off the Wall,” an art on easels exhibit at the Sister Bay Village Hall, beginning with a reception from 4 – 6 pm on Friday, July 23.

  • Local Artist Appears at Door County Interiors

    Karin Miller-Knutson, an artist based in Sturgeon Bay, will be at Door County Interiors & Design on Saturday, July 24, 10 am – 4 pm, to point out the vast Door County activities and places portrayed in her lively painting, “Your Door County.

  • An Artist, An Influence

    I recently had a chance to reconnect with an old acquaintance – one that had helped my husband and I make a major decision many years ago.

  • ArtBeet, Inc. and The Flying Pig Partner for Articulture Project

    The Flying Pig Gallery, in partnership with ArtBeet, Inc., is beginning the first year of a three-year effort to bring the arts, horticulture, and agriculture together for a season of activities and education.

  • Building Sculptures in the Sand

    If you can’t build castles in the sky, you can certainly build them on the beach in Door County. On Saturday July 31, join the sand sculpting fun at Whitefish Dunes State Park.

  • Boat Makeover Event

    On Wednesday, July 28, hosts Wendy and Jim Walker, owners of Quality Custom Linens, have joined forces with Sturgeon Bay’s CenterPointe Marina and Lakeland Boating magazine to present an exciting boat makeover event.

  • Butterflies and Moths of The Ridges

    The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor continues its summer lecture series on July 29 with “Butterflies and Moths of The Ridges” with Tom Poklen as the featured speaker.

  • Jacksonport’s Cherry Fest

    Jacksonport will host the annual Cherry Fest on Saturday, August 7, sponsored by the Jacksonport Historical Society. The festival will take place at Lakeside Park and begin at 9 am with fresh cherry treats, jams and jellies, and other tasty food items.

  • Peninsula Players Theatre Celebrates 75 Years

    Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s oldest professional resident summer theater, celebrates its 75th anniversary season in 2010. The Players, a cornerstone in the foundation of Door County arts, was founded in 1935 by the brother and sister team of Richard and Caroline Fisher.

  • Peninsula Players Announces Open Auditions

    Peninsula Players Theatre will host open auditions for its future seasons Saturday, August 14 from 2 – 4 pm. Peninsula Players seeks all ages, union and non-union actors.

  • Timeless Theatrical Treasure

    In addition to the party event on July 24 prior to the 8 pm performance of Over the Tavern, past and current company members are gathering for a mass all-company photo shoot in the theater at 1:30 pm.

  • Peninsula Players Recognize 2010 Interns

    Interns at the Peninsula Players are exposed to all aspects of production.

  • Chicago’s Second City Comedy Troupe Takes the Peg Egan Stage

    On July 25 at 7 pm the Second City Comedy Troupe will take the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Art Center’s Sunset Concert Series.

  • Organist Ruth Tweeten Performs July 25

    Organist Ruth Tweeten returns to northeast Wisconsin to present a concert of solo organ music on Sunday, July 25 at 7 pm at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay.

  • The Big Bands are Back!

    Classic big band music returns to Birch Creek Music Performance Center Wednesdays through Saturdays, July 21 through August 14. Musicians from New York to Las Vegas and places in between join the Birch Creek Academy Band for one of their favorite gigs: concerts in the historic Dutton Barn just outside Egg Harbor.

  • Finishing First, But Placing Second

    Padra Meyer of Des Plaines, IL was the first female to cross the finish line in Saturday's Door County Triathlon sprint distance event. She even broke the tape, but she didn't win the race. When you're

  • 2,000 Hit the Water In Door County Triathlon

    Jeff Tarkowski survived a hard-fought half marathon leg to win the  Door County Triathlon Half Ironman event held Sunday at Frank Murphy County Park in Egg Harbor.

  • Storms Miss Biggest Triathlon Yet

    Jeff Tarkowski survived a hard-fought half marathon leg to win the Door County Triathlon Half Ironman event held Sunday at Frank Murphy County Park in Egg Harbor.

  • Hauser Wins Door County Triathlon Sprint Course

    Chicagoan Mark Hauser took first place in the Door County Triathlon sprint course July 17. The 43-year-old Chicagoan was slowed a bit by choppy water at the start but transitioned to the bike leg with a lead he never relinquished.

  • Door County Room Tax Returns Indicate Strong First Half

    Door County’s room tax returns were up 4.7 percent through the first five months of 2010, according to figures released by the Door County Tourism Zone Commission.

  • Door County Triathlon

    Door County Triathlon Murphy Park is place and the race starts at 8a.m. The sprint race on Saturday is already sold out. Come on down and give your favorite athlete the support they deserve for such

  • Article posted Friday, July 16, 2010 11:33am

    Dear Mary Pat, Do you get as steamed as I do when a perfectly healthy person hops out of a vehicle that has just zipped into a handicapped parking space? Seems as though it is more blatant these days.