Volume 16 Issue 25 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Chianti with Britton Unkefer of the Wild Tomato

    Sometimes called the Bordeaux of Italy, Chianti is probably one of the most recognized wines in the world. Produced exclusively in Tuscany, the first definition of a wine-area called Chianti was made in 1716, describing the area near the villages of Gaiole, Castellina and Radda.

  • Article posted Thursday, September 16, 2010 4:17pm

    Sevastopol/ Gibraltar’s then-combined football team lost every conference game for a decade between 1985 and 1995. How many points did they score for the season in 1991, when they produced their lowest output during the streak?


    Is there someone or something that made you laugh, smile, cringe, want to hug them or throw them overboard? Go ahead and give a “Shout Out” in the Pulse!

  • Congratulations to Christy Davidson-Hanson!

    There once was a server name Christy, who I met when I was really thirsty. She works at the place named for Karly, and she brought me a mug of wheat (not barley!) From the island she hails, and to get you a drink she never fails, Even if you’re in the mood for a […]

  • Article posted Thursday, September 16, 2010 4:10pm

    Leo (July 23 – August 22): You will receive a celestial communique which advises that your washer-dryer contains a secret code. Operators are standing by to take your call so contact the President with this vital information.

  • Article posted Thursday, September 16, 2010 4:10pm

    Dear Mary Pat, I recently lost my father, which has been really difficult. To make matters worse, I have had to watch my mom be treated in a way that I wouldn't have imagined possible.

  • These Sounds Are Not of Silence

    Do you hear that? Not the almost-autumn breeze in the poplars. Not the surf washing up against our shores. Not the weekend traffic coming north for the fall colors.

  • TAP Brings Back Daddy D and the Gang

    Daddy D and the gang will return to Third Avenue Playhouse on Saturday, September 25 at 7:30 pm with Glory Days, a brand new musical revue featuring songs and comedy from the ‘50s and ‘60s.

  • Peninsula Singers Begin Fall Rehearsals

    The Peninsula Singers (formerly known as The Peninsula Chamber Singers) is a self-supporting volunteer choral group that entertains Door County audiences with their twice-a-year Christmas and spring concerts.

  • Peninsula Players Present “Sunday Seminars”

    Peninsula Players’ “Saturday Seminar Series” will continue into the fall with two new seminars in September and three more in October. Players’ actor Erica Elam will lead the September 18 seminar on Improvisation.

  • Extraordinary Portraits of Ordinary People at Woodwalk

    Theater M at Woodwalk Gallery is thrilled to bring “Talking Heads,” the smart and challenging work by Alan Bennett to the stage. Three more performances of “Three Actors – Three Monologues” will take place on Sept. 17, 18, and 19.

  • Former Packers Sign Autographs

    On September 17, Green Bay Packer Hall of Famer and Packer Ice Bowl champs, Marv Fleming (tight-end from 63’-69’ seasons) with, Dave Robinson (All-Pro line-backer from ‘66-’72 seasons) will be at Stone Harbor Resort, 107 N.

  • Door County Sports Schedule

    Upcoming sporting events

  • The Ridges Sanctuary Hosts “Recycling Extravaganza Sale”

    The Ridges Sanctuary is hosting their third annual “Recycling Extravaganza Sale” (a.k.a. flea market) on Saturday, September 18 during the Baileys Harbor Autumn Fest.

  • Enjoy the 6th Annual Fall Fest at Orchard Country

    Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market will host its 6th Annual Fall Harvest Fest on Saturday, September 25 from 10 am – 5 pm. The fall festival will include free winery tours, complimentary wine, beer, and product tasting along with fresh baked fall goodies.

  • Fish Creek Hosts Annual Inside/Outside Sale

    Fish Creek will host their Annual Inside/Outside Sale the weekend of September 24 – 26. The event will feature autumn decorations around the downtown, free trolley rides, live music, an art fair, harvest festival, and end-of-season savings at shops throughout town.

  • Another Option for Door County Water Access

    In the last four years, Sister Bay has spent more than $10 million to expand public access to its waterfront. In 2007, the Village of Egg Harbor spent $1.

  • At the Crossroads

    On Friday, September 17 at 7 pm, Jerry Krause will present a lecture entitled, “Door County’s Other Canal” in the Collins Learning Center of the Crossroads at Big Creek.

  • Sailing 101

    Jay Lott, former sailing instructor and Board Member at the Ephraim Yacht Club, has a few tips for beginners. “Get a good instructor. Sailing is a lot of fun, but you do need to learn it from somebody,” Lott said.

  • Shepherd of the Bay Hosts Annual Fast Sale October 2

    The annual fall sale at Shepherd of the Bay in Ellison Bay will be held Saturday, October 2 from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm. The sale will offer something for every shopper as well as an opportunity to have a delicious lunch of homemade chili, chicken salad on a croissant, and a tasty autumn dessert.

  • At the Savory Spoon

    The Savory Spoon Cooking School in Ellison Bay will continue offering eclectic classes and educational opportunities surrounding all aspects of the culinary arts this fall.

  • Battling MS in Door County

    The grind of the summer season in Door County can wear on those who toil in the restaurant industry, so when Tonda Gagliardo began to feel a little off-balance toward the end of August in 2003, she didn’t think it was serious.

  • Learn Mandarin Chinese in Group or Private Lessons

    Beginning this fall, Ping Wu and Soirsce Kastner of Ping Studios are offering group language classes in Mandarin Chinese and private tutoring throughout the school year.

  • Two Seminars Offered at Bjorklunden

    From Oct.17 – Oct. 22 Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden in Baileys Harbor is offering two seminars: “Emily & Walt” and “The Fight to Save the Cranes of India, Pakistan & Russia: An Insider’s Adventure."

  • Ice Cream Factory Gets Plan Commission OK

    Owner Todd Frisoni’s plans to build a new Door County Ice Cream Factory restaurant and hotel in downtown Sister Bay were approved by the village’s Plan Commission Sept.

  • Celebrate APPLES! at Door County Historical Museum

    On Saturday, September 18 the Door County Historical Museum will present a celebration of “APPLES!” from 10 am – 2 pm. The event will feature apple treats and a display of the early history of the apple industry in Door County, including the many contributions of Joseph Zettel.

  • Jacksonport puts clerk question on November ballot

    A brief look at Door County news from last week.

  • Door County’s UU Fellowship Discusses Same-Sex Marriage

    As apart of the “Movies That Matter” monthly series, the UU Fellowship in Ephraim will show the documentary Fish Out of Water on September 21 at 7 pm.

  • I ate for $8.88

    Well, $8.90 to be exact. Drink Coffee in Sister Bay, owned and operated by Rachel Haas, aka The Cookie Lady, not only serves amazing organic coffee, tea, espresso drinks, and homemade cookies, but great meals – for cheap.

  • Farmers’ Markets Thrive Into Fall

    Baker Chuck Sully prepares bread for sale at the Settlement Farmer's Market. The market takes place each Wednesday from 10 am – 2 pm at the Settlement Shops, 1 mile south of Fish Creek on Highway 42.

  • Green Quote

    "It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life."

  • Jacksonport Craft Cottage Earns Travel Green Certification

    Travel Green Wisconsin, a voluntary certification program that recognizes tourism businesses for reducing their environmental footprint through eco-friendly practices, has announced that the Jacksonport Craft Cottage has earned Travel Green Certification.

  • Green Facts

    131 million: Acres of land under irrigation in 1901

  • Community’s Garden in Sturgeon Bay Earns Cellcom Grant

    In recognition of its “firm commitment to environmental stewardship,” Cellcom has awarded a Green Gift of $2,000 to the Community’s Garden in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Tips From The Pro

    For many, winter means the end of the golf season. But there are ways to work on your golf game during the cold months. The winter months are soon upon us, thus many golf lovers will soon have to store away their golf clubs and await the return of good weather and another season of golf.

  • Player Profile

    Profile of Door County golfer, Bruce Alexander.

  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Door County Golf Events

  • A Wet Start To This Year’s Cherryland

    A steady rain greeted the 95 golfers on the first day of the 54th annual Cherryland Open, held at Idlewild Golf Course Saturday and Sunday, September 11 and 12.

  • Caddy Quiz ‘em

    Earlier this month, a 14-year-old Milwuakee boy by the name of Zach Nash disqualified himself a couple of hours after winning a junior Wisconsin PGA Tournament. Why did he disqualify himself?

  • Gibraltar High School’s Steve Higginbotham

    In 1989 Steve Higginbotham worked as a carpenter on Dennis Laaksonen’s crew helping to build Jim Grasse’s condo project. Grasse, who was on the Gibraltar School Board at the time, told Higginbotham about an opening in the maintenance department at school and suggested that he apply.

  • Quicknotes

    • The Community Clinic of Door County (CCDC) held its first-ever fundraising event selling raffle tickets over the course of the summer, culminating in an Open House Gala on Thursday, August 26.

  • Baileys Harbor Reviews Anclam Beach Project

    Baileys Harbor residents expressed concerns with the amount of formal landscaping in a preliminary design for improvements to Anclam Beach park on the south end of the town at an informational hearing

  • Door County Humane Society Featured Pets

    Will is a handsome tri-colored Beagle. He is easy going and enjoys playing with his friend Lil' Sam. Will is between four and five years old and up to date with his vaccines.

  • Business Briefs

    • The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) will resume offering monthly office hours in Northern Door County for new and existing business owners, providing business counseling and entrepreneurial services.

  • Ragweeds and Goldenrods

    Millions of candelabra displays of “sneezing powder” line the miles and miles of disturbed roadsides, ditches, and numerous neglected patches of ground bring misery into the lives of many people.

  • Snippets From Science

    • Biologists have long thought that sponges (or their ancestors) might represent intermediate forms of life between single cell and multicellular animals.

  • By the Numbers

    $30 billion – Cost to taxpayers of the First-time Homebuyers Tax Credit, much of which went to people who would have bought a home without it

  • Notes from the Grove

    Welcome to the Notes from the Grove, providing Liberty Grove residents and visitors tid bits of information about goings on in town government.

  • Happy Constitution Day!

    On this day (September 17) 223 years ago the Constitutional Convention convened for the last time and signed the United States Constitution. The Convention had begun on May 25 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • The Problem with Today’s News Media Coverage and a Fond Farewell

    Item #1: In the days leading up to September 11th this year, we were beset by news coverage of the congregation in Florida who planned to burn copies of the Quran.

  • Ribble, Walker, Vogel Big Winners in Primary

    Roofing contractor Reid Ribble easily won a three-way battle for the Republican nomination in the 8th Congressional District Sept. 14, highlighting a night of few surprises in the charge to November’s general election.

  • Door County YMCA Exhibits Phil McGuire in September

    Dr. Phil McGuire’s nature photography will be on display at the Northern Door Program Center throughout September. The exhibit showcases a sampling of his intimate floral, abstract waterscape, landscape, and wildlife photography.

  • Bresnahan to Demonstrate Woodturning at Woodwalk Gallery

    On Saturday, September 25 from 1 – 3 pm, master woodturner Kelly Bresnahan will do a demonstration of basic woodturning techniques in the workshop at Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor.

  • Woodwalk’s Paper Shop Exhibits Vandenhouten

    Dale Vandenhouten, a printmaker from Minneapolis has been making paper with watermarks at the Handmade Paper Center at Woodwalk Gallery, where his work is currently on display.

  • Ruggles Displays Flying Pig Sculpture at Flying Pig

    In the early ‘90s, Betty Ruggles of Evansville, WI, started working with paper mache. “It was the one medium that didn't require special materials, just newspaper and paste,” she said.

  • Settlement Shops Host Annual Fall Art Fair

    On Saturday, September 25 from 10 am – 5 pm, the Fall Art Fair will take place at the Settlement Shops. Local and regional artists will gather on the lawn that surrounds the shops and galleries to show and sell their latest creations, including metal sculpture, jewelry, painting, pottery, photography, mixed media, clothing, and handmade furniture.

  • “Doors” Open at Charlene’s Gallery Ten

    For more than 40 years mixed-media artist and professor, Jane Herrick has been opening doors into unexplored visual regions of human experience. Her themes deal with the mystery of our human presence using a variety of materials that include various kinds of fiber, paint, paper, hog casein, snakeskin, and other materials.

  • An Artist, an Influence

    How do we decide that we have the talent to continue creating with hopes for success? Self-motivation, inspired by the joy of creating, fuels our determination to keep trying.

  • Help A Bartender Help A Friend

    Jennie Bexell, a bartender at the AC Tap in Baileys Harbor, is making a simple gesture to help a friend and co-worker tonight. Debbie Franke is having surgery soon, and though her procedure will be covered

  • Door County Century Ride

    More Images at: It was a beautiful day for biking the back roads of Door County. Hundreds of bikers showed up for Door County's Century Ride through the county. These

  • The Stars Shine Bight

    For more images: Door County is an amazing place for many reasons, but one that tops my list is that the stars shine very bright! The last month or so, I was without my camera

  • Door County Sheriff Candidates Spar in Forum

    Subtle digs and verbal finger pointing crafted the remarks and retorts by two of the candidates for Door County Sheriff during a League of Women Voters forum Wednesday evening at the Sturgeon Bay City Hall.

  • Snippets From Science

    • Snippets from the Health & Science section of The Week (August 6, 2010): Item 1: Women who wear high heels on a regular basis often experience pain when walking without the heels. Ultrasound and MRI scans indicate that in such women the Achilles tendon has shortened and thickened.

  • By the Numbers

    65.4 Million air travelers in the U.S. in August 2001, a then-record for one month

  • Notes from the Grove

    Welcome to the Notes from the Grove, providing Liberty Grove residents and visitors tid bits of information about goings on in town government.