Volume 16 Issue 18 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Northern Door Chiefs Take Regional Title

    The Nor-Door Chiefs are 2010 American Legion Regional Champions and posted a tournament record of 4 – 0. They began state tournament play in Black River Falls on Wednesday, July 28.

  • Article posted Thursday, July 29, 2010 8:11pm

      I received another one of those emails over the weekend. If you have email I’m sure you know what I mean. This missive from the ether was entitled, HOW CAN YOU LIVE WITHOUT KNOWING THESE THINGS? And, as you have no doubt guessed, it contained a list of some 20-odd items all purporting to […]

  • Article posted Thursday, July 29, 2010 8:06pm

    “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. Dr. Steiner holds a Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology. In […]

  • Article posted Thursday, July 29, 2010 8:03pm

    • Can taking ginkgo biloba as a dietary supplement really enhance brain function in older people? A U. of Virginia study of 3,000 seniors aged 72 – 96, conducted over a six-year period, indicated that the supplement “was no better than a placebo at slowing cognitive decline in older adults.” Whether younger individuals can benefit […]

  • Article posted Thursday, July 29, 2010 7:57pm

    $2 billion Amount in bonuses doled out by troubled banks after accepting billions in taxpayer bailout money in 2008 80 Percent of those bonuses that were unmerited, according to a federal report 789 Number of dealerships closed by Chrysler in 2009 1,454 Number of dealerships that General Motors plans to close by October 0 Number […]

  • Notes from the Grove: Well Testing

    Welcome to the Notes from the Grove, providing Liberty Grove residents and visitors tid bits of information about goings on in town government. • The Town Board has reserved time in the summer of 2011 for a Community Well Testing Program that will be co-coordinated with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. We are seeking between […]

  • Are You Checking the Pulse of Door County?

    If you aren’t reading Pulse Picks, you’re missing a lot. Our daily email service is your source to find out what’s going on in entertainment and music each day.

  • Door County Memorial’s New Standard

    When it came time for Door County Memorial Hospital to transition to its present location in 1963, the hospital staff worked, unpaid, on a long Saturday to make the move.

  • Parks Dept. Acquires Egg Harbor’s Horseshoe Bay Cave Property

    The Door County Board of Supervisors secured public access to the caves near Horseshoe Bay in the Town of Egg Harbor. At its July 27 meeting the board agreed to a swap of land with the owners of Horseshoe Bay Golf Course in which the county gained control of the caves and the golf course received a piece of land by the course’s 18th green.

  • Correction

    In our June 18 issue (v16i13), an article on the passing of Peninsula Players mainstay Robert “Bob” Thompson (“Bob Thompson, Peninsula Players’ Mainstay, Dies”) included Robert Wagner in the list of actors he had worked with.

  • Special Escort For Sturgeon Bay’s Harbor Lady

    Monday night was Service Industry Night on the Harbor Lady cruise in Sturgeon Bay. It was a very safe ride! United States Coast Guard personnel stationed in Sturgeon Bay were doing training for protecting a vessel, and the Harbor Lady served as the Guard’s special assignment for the exercise. Throughout our ride through the Sturgeon […]

  • Sister Bay Could Adopt Chain Restaurant Ban

    • Sister Bay’s board of trustees could adopt an ordinance banning formula, or chain, restaurants at its Aug. 10 regular board meeting. The ordinance received the endorsement of the village’s plan commission July 15. The ordinance can be viewed on the village intranet site at • The Jacksonport Parks Committee will discuss its five […]

  • Article posted Thursday, July 29, 2010 7:09pm

      • The Village of Sister Bay completed the purchase of the Al Johnson’s Butik and marina property July 22. Two of Al Johnson’s children, Lars and Rolf, along with Al’s widow, Ingert signed over the waterfront property. The village purchased the property for $5 million from the Johnsons in an agreement before Al Johnson […]

  • Will Door County Boaters Go Green?

    Hybrid technology has taken root in the auto industry, and fuel efficiency in cars is back in vogue, but powerboats often get less than one mile per gallon of fuel.

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  • Green Facts

      100   Square foot drop in the average size of a new single-family home in the United States from 2007 to 2009   39   Percent of single-family homes built with four or more bedrooms in 2005   34   Percent last year, the first drop in the percentage in 20 years

  • Recycling Conundrums: Electronics

    Electronics cause some of the biggest disposal confusion when they reach the end of their useful life. Figuring out what can be recycled and what must go to the trash isn’t always easy, and when the shelf life of most modern devices is just a couple of years, it’s a question that comes up ever more often.

  • Door County Rep. Bies Recognized on Conservation Honor Roll

    Garey Bies (R – Sister Bay) was recognized by the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters for leadership on conservation issues in its 2009-2010 Conservation Scorecard.

  • More Than Hardware: Nelson’s at the heart of community’s history

    When Gordy Nelson’s mother heard he was opening a hardware store in Baileys Harbor in 1945, she laid her head on the table and cried. “How can a good Baptist boy like you move from Ellison Bay to a place with more taverns than churches,” she wailed.

  • Gray Tree Frog Pal

    One of the most wonderful adventures of my life occurred from July 10 – 27, 1958 when I backpacked by myself for 17 days on Isle Royale National Park located in northern Lake Superior.

  • Soccer Camp Success

    The Door County Soccer Association (DCSA) recently hosted a British Soccer Camp at the fields in Sturgeon Bay. Over 50 kids, ages three to 17, from all over Door County participated in the camp.

  • Door County Sports Schedules

      DOOR COUNTY LEAGUE BASEBALL   Kolberg clinches title   With an 11 – 9 victory over Maplewood, Kolberg clinched the regular season championship in Door County League play Sunday, July 25.   Upcoming Schedule   All games start at 1:30 pm unless noted   • July 30   Shawano @ Institute, 8 pm (non-league […]

  • Door County Community News Briefs

      • Adults age 50 or older are invited to the Family Centers monthly Breakfast Social that features great food, fun with friends, and informational resources. The event will be held on August 4 at 9 am at the Town Hall Building located in the village of Maplewood at 7705 County Trunk H.   This […]

  • Door County Humane Society Featured Pets

    Sammy, a grey neutered male, and Muffin, a tabby/white spayed female, came to the shelter on July 4 after their owner passed away. Sammy and Muffin, a bonded pair, are estimated to be about 11 years old.

  • Door County Business News

      • Dean Dvorak, owner of Action Realty, is proud to announce the addition of Zoe Wesolowski to the roster of experienced agents in Door County.   Wesolwski brings with her 20-plus years of experience and ingenuity, specializing in residential and vacation home sales. She resides in Baileys Harbor and is looking forward to working […]

  • Tech This Out

      Whether it’s to talk on Skype with mom and dad, listen to music, keep up with high school friends on Facebook, or even (gasp!) study, most college students today simply have to have a laptop.   The problem is, laptop models often outnumber even the hours spent filling out college applications, so many students […]

  • The Definition of Philanthropist

    How exactly do you define a philanthropist? Certainly donating to charity is a necessary part of being a philanthropist. Over my 15 years of working in philanthropy, I’ve been involved with contributions and estate commitments of more than $150 million.

  • Auditorium Ends July With Change-up Shows

    A venue like the Door Community Auditorium doesn’t lend itself to dancing, but that didn’t stop many in the crowd at last Friday’s Los Lobos show from squeezing in front of the stage and into the aisles

  • Rye Creek Performs at Woodwalk in Egg Harbor

    On Friday, July 30, Rye Creek will be filling the Woodwalk barn with folk, Celtic, and bluegrass style music. Attendees should be prepared to get up and dance! The group includes Ron Trellue, Terry Axline, Bob Axline, and Mike Murphy.

  • Shout Sister Shout at Peg Egan in Egg Harbor

    On Sunday, August 1 at 7 pm, the Peg Egan PAC in Egg Harbor will feature Shout Sister Shout.

  • Son’s of the Never Wrong at Sturgeon Bay’s Martin Park

    On Tuesday, August 3, Son’s of the Never Wrong will take the stage at Martin Park in Sturgeon Bay. Sons of the Never Wrong are a folk trio from Chicago made up of Bruce Roper, Deborah Lader, and Sue Demel.

  • Claudia Russell on Washington Island

    California singer/songwriter Claudia Russell and her band, the Folk Unlimited Orchestra, will perform twice in Door County this summer as part of an eight-day tour of Wisconsin and Illinois.

  • The Machine Performs Pink Floyd at DCA

    On Saturday, July 31, the Door Community Auditorium will resound with the songs of the English rock band Pink Floyd, as performed by internationally acclaimed cover band The Machine.

  • The Cookery’s Courtney Holdmann Skare Revisits Food and Wine Pairing

    While browsing the Wine:30 archives the other day, we had a chance to review last year’s column outlining some of our basic food and wine pairing strategies.

  • Congratulations to Ryan Dietrich!

    He’s a farmer by day, and a bartender by night, his name is Ryan, and does the job with all his might. You can find him in West Jacksonport at a place called Bley’s, and he’ll get you what you need, we tell you no lies.

  • Overheard in Door County

    "Can you imagine never having these flavors in your mouth?"

  • Gibraltar Township Features “Talking Tombstones” and “A House In Mourning”

    Gibraltar Township continues to celebrate its year round heritage with August events which focus on the people and the customs from the past. “Talking Tombstones” will take place on Tuesday, August 3 from 10 am – noon at Blossomburg Cemetery in Peninsula State Park.

  • Classes at Bjorklunden

    From August 29 through September 3 Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden in Baileys Harbor is offering three seminars: “Wines and Cultural Readings from Spain, Argentina and Chile,” “The Code of the West: Duty, Honor and Responsibility in the Classic American Western Films,” and “The Early Romantic Pianists: Celebrating the 200th Birthdays of Chopin and Schumann.

  • Kids Can Cook at Ellison Bay’s Savory Spoon Cooking School

    School continues this summer at the Savory Spoon Cooking School as popular guest instructor Amy Rebhan will be teaching two Kids Can Cook classes on August 2 and 3.

  • Ephraim Historical Foundation Free Museum Day

    The Ephraim Historical Foundation and Ephraim Village Museums will offer free admission into four of five museum buildings for the 4th Annual Free Museum Day, Saturday, August 14.

  • White Gull Inn Hosts Historic Fashion Show

    The historic White Gull Inn will be the setting for an elegant afternoon of fashion, featuring historic foundation garments and dresses from Gibraltar’s past, served up with tea.

  • Photography and Hand Weaving Featured in Sturgeon Bay Exhibit

    The black and white photography of Paul A. Otto and the hand weavings of Karin Hoffmann-Hoagland will be featured in the Mid-Summer Exhibit at Whitefish Bay Farm Gallery beginning Saturday, July 31 and continuing through Monday, September 6.

  • Ric Stultz Lets the Colors Flow at The Flying Pig

    The Flying Pig Gallery and Greenspace will feature the work of Ric Stultz.

  • Settlement Shops Annual Summer Art Fair in Fish Creek

    On Saturday, July 31, from 10 am – 5 pm, the Settlement Shops in Fish Creek will host their annual Art Fair. Local and regional artists will gather on the lawn that surrounds the shops and galleries to show and sell their latest creations.

  • Artist Duane Maktima Featured at Santa Fe Shop in Fish Creek

    The Santa Fe Shops of Fish Creek will feature jeweler Maktima, a descent of Laguna and Hopi Pueblo. Jewelry has become a concept of his cultural heritage where color, motifs, and forms fuel his creative passion.

  • Art Bargains and More at Miller Art Museum Art Sale, Etc. in Ephraim

    Art lovers and bargain seekers will enjoy coming to the Miller Art Museum for the “Art Sale, Etc.” museum fundraiser taking place Thursday, August 5 through Saturday, August 21 from 10 am – 4 pm.

  • August Art at Mr. Helsinki Restaurant and Wine Bar in FIsh Creek

    Mr. Helsinki Restaurant and Wine Bar will be featuring works from Chicago artist Ken Koplack during the month of August. His work will be up from August 1 until August 31, with an opening reception on August 6 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

  • Sturgeon Bay’s Glas Features Local Plein Air Painters

    Long before most people have poured their first cups of coffee, a hardy group of local artists gather to paint outdoors in and around Sturgeon Bay. A show of works by five of these plein air painters opens August 1 at Glas Green Coffee House.

  • 1st Fridays Continue in Sturgeon Bay

    Friday, August 6, a collection of visual artists in Door County's historic downtown Sturgeon Bay will have their studios and galleries open late (most until 8 pm) as a part of their "1st Friday" event.

  • Door County Land Trust Area Featured in Judi Ekholm Painting

    “Shining Through,” an oil painting on linen by Judi Ekholm, features the Judith Meisner Land Trust area in Door County.

  • Fine Line Designs Gallery of Ephraim Announces Final Exhibit of Season

    Four artists, oil painters Steve Langenecker and Donna Lindboe Trupin, mixed media artist Ed Lazzeroni, and glass artist Elodie Holmes, will come together for Fine Line Designs Gallery’s final exhibit of the 2010 season.

  • Sharing the Artistic Process at Door County Festival of the Arts

    The 7th annual Door County Festival of the Arts (DCFA) will take place August 14 from 10 am – 5 pm in the Sister Bay Waterfront Park.

  • Sister Bay’s Domicile Art Fair Returns

    The 22nd annual Art Fair at Domicile will take place Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 10 am – 5 pm, in Sister Bay. The public is welcome to stroll the grounds and meet the artists displaying jewelry, pottery, stained glass, mosaics, carvings, paintings, and more.

  • Art Camp: Connecting Door County Migrant Children with Creativity

    It is estimated that between one and three million migrant farm workers leave their homes each year to plant, cultivate, harvest, and pack fruits, vegetables, and nuts throughout the United States.

  • “Treasures & Travels” Opens at Cottage Row Framing & Gallery in Fish Creek

    The third and final exhibit in Cottage Row Framing & Gallery’s summer exhibit schedule, “Treasures & Travels,” will feature watercolorist Bridget Austin in a special “meet the artist” event that will unveil more than 30 original paintings.

  • Connie Glawacki Teaches Watercolor at The Crossroads in Sturgeon Bay

    Artist Connie Glowacki will be teaching watercolor classes at The Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. The three-day classes, open to artists of all levels, will be held from 9 am – 4 pm on Tuesday, August 17 – Thursday, August 19 and Tuesday, October 5 – Thursday, October 7.

  • Learn the Art of Fish Printing at the Sister Bay Library

    On Wednesday, July 28 at 10:30 am, the Sister Bay Library will present the art of “Gyoyaku” or Japanese fish printing. Cheryl Parker, a well known artist who divides her time between Door County and Australia, will guide participants through the process of making a fish print on a scroll, in the Japanese tradition.

  • Charlene’s Gallery Ten of Gills Rock Presents Juan Francisco Guzmلn

    In the Sololل region of Guatemala, Juan Francisco Guzmلn is known as an inspiring and demanding high school teacher. But, Guzmلn is also famous worldwide as a highly acclaimed artist.

  • Artist Open House at Champeau Gallery in Sister Bay

    The Champeau Gallery in Sister Bay will host an open house on Sunday, August 8 from 1 – 5 pm for their new exhibit. Featured artists include William Schneider, Kenn Backhaus, Frankie Johnson, Linda Kollacks, and Thia Malenchik.

  • Spend an “Afternoon with the Artist” at Ephraim’s Blue Dolphin House

    Blue Dolphin House and BDH Studio are pleased to have Carl Mengert,
 watercolor and mixed media artist, as part of the “Afternoon with the Artist” series on Thursday, August 4 in the Gardens.

  • Coast Guard Training

    Monday night was SIN night out on the Harbor Lady in Sturgeon Bay. Service Industry Night for those of you that do not know. It was a very safe ride! The Coast Guard was training on how to protect

  • An Artist, An Influence

    I started volunteering at the Hardy Gallery as a docent and asked to learn more about the process of hanging an exhibit.

  • Peninsula School of Art Displays 3-D Works in Novel Form

    Eight of today's preeminent sculptors – who have embraced books as their medium of choice – will display their cutting-edge works in the exhibition, "The Book as Sculpture," August 13 through September 25 at Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek.

  • Apfelbach Paintings on Display at Peninsula School of Art Archives

    Watercolor and oil paintings by Alice Hotz Apfelbach will be exhibited in the Madeline Tourtelot Archives and Study Center at the Peninsula School of Art from August 1 – 31.

  • Fish Creek Ospreys Get Good Reception

    An osprey family has returned to their home on the Cellcom cell tower across from Gibraltar school in Fish Creek. The birds return to the nest annually on a platform of the 150-foot tower, where they enjoy a stellar view of Gibraltar softball games in the spring.

  • Classic Theater in a Garden: Door Shakespeare

    Audiences in the Globe Theater experienced Shakespeare’s plays under the open sky. Patrons of Door Shakespeare continue in that tradition, enjoying two comedies in rotation this season. Shakespeare’s

  • It’s A Beach Day!

    The weather is unbeatable today. Time for the beach. Finally a nice break in the rainy weather we have been having this season. Much needed, but it has put a damper on things just a tiny bit this summer.