Volume 17 Issue 20 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Restore collecting e-waste

    A look at the news to come in Door County.

  • Celebrating the Life of Ginka Cohn

    Friends and family will gather to celebrate the life of Ginka Cohn Aug. 21 at 2 pm at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek. The well-known Door County artist and dance instructor died May 7 at the age of 87.

  • Taking on TB: Jillian Landeck in Tajikistan

    Jillian Landek traveled to Tajikistan to survey healthcare outcomes this summer.

  • Setting the Scene with Architect Jim Young

    To paraphrase the title of Hilary Rodham Clinton’s book It Takes a Village to Raise a Child, I believe that when it comes to Community Theatre, particularly on Washington Island, “it takes a village to put on a good show."

  • Door County’s Peninsula Players Present “A Few Good Men”

    Aaron Sorkin’s riveting courtroom drama A Few Good Men will be on stage at Peninsula Players Theater through August 14. A Few Good Men follows the absorbing story of deception and conspiracy at high levels of the military.

  • “Stepping Out” Takes the Stage at Door County’s TAP

    Stepping Out, the rollicking comedy by Richard Harris, opened a two-week run at Third Avenue Playhouse on August 11. Performances will be held August 12 – 14 and 18 – 21.

  • The Central Coast of California (Continued)

    This week we are moving south within the Central Coast and taking a closer look at the Paso Robles AVA, located in San Luis Obispo County, approximately halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

  • Article posted Thursday, August 11, 2011 2:49pm

    Question: Established in 1986, the Door County Quality Market Animal Sale (QMAS) enables local students to sell livestock. Which organization loaned the money for the first ever Door County QMAS?

  • Congratulations to Julie Savage

    Our server this week has been working a while. / Her secret to success is to always wear a smile.

  • Horoscopes

    Leo (July 23 – August 22): As your horoscope period arrives, take every precaution. Do not operate heavy machinery. World domination will soon be within your grasp.

  • Overheards, Shout Outs, and Pet Peeves

    “That girl’s a lake trout. She’s a good catch.”

  • Article posted Thursday, August 11, 2011 2:44pm

    Dear Mary Pat, I had been getting to know a man for the past several weeks. We met for coffee a couple of times, emailed back and forth and were just generally not rushing into anything.


    A group of Girl Scouts from southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois recently visited Rock, Pilot, and Plum Islands as part of a five-day journey.

  • Fishing Off the Causeway

    Sitting on a blue lawn chair in sunglasses and flip flops while eyeing a red and white bobber in the dazzling water is relaxing, to say the least – add in a tall boy, Kurt Linczmaier, who is willing to poke and twist innocent wriggly worms, and the day is certain to be ideal – whether you reel in a fish or not.

  • Woodwalk Features Robin Bienemann

    Woodwalk Gallery and Events Barn will host a CD Release Concert featuring Robin Bienemann on Aug. 12. His new CD, Songs About Work, is brilliantly funny, intellectual and raw.

  • Peg Egan PAC of Door County Hosts Big Top Chautauqua

    The Peg Egan PAC will present The Big Top Chautauqua, featuring the Blue Canvas Orchestra, on August 14 at 7 pm. The Big Top Chautauqua’s Blue Canvas Orchestra is the heart and soul of Big Top Chautauqua.

  • Door Community Auditorium Presents Country Star Lee Ann Womack

    The Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present Lee Ann Womack live in concert on August 14. Womack, a six-time Country Music Association Award winner and frequent Billboard chart-topper, is a progressive country vocalist with a strong sense of her musical roots – an astonishing performer whose strength derives as much from the power of her message as from the power of her inimitable voice.

  • Jana Nyberg’s Idol Experience

    Jana Nyberg, a Twin Cities jazz vocalist who calls Door County her second home, celebrated the release of her band’s new album Fever with a show at the Martin Park bandshell in Sturgeon Bay Aug. 11.

  • Memoir Captures Author’s Journey Through Cancer and Art Therapy

    Journaling Cancer in Words and Images, Caught in the Clutch of the Crab has just been published by pioneering art therapist Harriet Claire Wadeson, Ph.D., LCSW, ATR-BC, HLM.

  • Journalist and Author Reads at Edgewood in Door County

    Warren Gerds will be at Edgewood Orchard Galleries to share stories from his two recent books, Tales of a Newspaperman and My Father Lives in a Drawer, on August 17 at 4 pm.

  • “Rare Yellow Bird”

    Anita Beckstrom is a master of distillation. But rather than setting up a secret still on the back forty to make corn liquor, she distills language.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 327

    Some of us have more active fantasy lives than others, but all of us have them. Here Karin Gottshall, who lives in Vermont, shares a variety of loneliness that some of our readers may have experienced.

  • Belgian Chocolate Buffet in Namur

    A Belgian Chocolate Buffet will be held at 7 pm on August 13 at the former St. Mary of the Snows Church on County DK in Namur. Doors of the former church will open at 6:15 pm and a concert featuring Christian country music by Parks, Phillips and Co.

  • Free Museum Day at Ephraim Village Museums

    Ephraim Village Museums will offer free admission into museum buildings for the Fifth Annual Free Museum Day on August 13. The participating museum buildings are: Anderson Store (1858), Anderson Barn (1880), Pioneer Schoolhouse (1880), Goodletson Cabin (ca. 1855) and Historic Iverson House (1854).

  • “School Days” at Door County Historical Museum

    Students and their teacher stand in front of Blossomburg School in Fish Creek in earlier times. The Door County Historical Museum will display School Days on August 20 and 21.

  • “Live-Saving” Exhibit Opens at Door County Maritime Museum

    The United States Life-Saving Service was responsible for saving over 177,000 lives during its 44-year existence. The exhibit “Sufficient for Life-Saving,” which is currently on display at the Door County Maritime Museum, chronicles the work of this organization.

  • A Spin on Functional Art

    The walls of Drink Coffee are lined with art by local artists, as one may expect of the Sister Bay coffee shop. There are paintings of a deer, a power line set against the backdrop of dark water, an elephant painted with tribal-like symbols, abstract lines and shapes.

  • Bookmark Collection at Northern Door YMCA

    Now showing through the end of August at the Northern Door County YMCA in Fish Creek is a collection of bookmarks created by Dale Eskra of Fish Creek.

  • Roach’s Island Art On Display in Washington Island

    Long-time summer visitor Tim Roach returned to Washington Island to kick-off his first-ever showing of Washington Island paintings at the Art and Nature Center (ANC).

  • Oudenhoven’s Clay Creations at Santa Fe Shop in Door County

    Inspired by her father’s love of gardening and her mother’s eye for design, Kathryn Oudenhoven has combined both of these inherited talents into inspiring works in clay which are on display at the Santa Fe Shop in Fish Creek.

  • “Backgrounds in the Forefront” at PSA in Door County

    The influence of portrait backgrounds in providing clues to a subject's identity is the focus of an exhibition entitled, "Backgrounds in the Forefront," on display from August 19 – 24 at Peninsula School of Art, located at 3900 County Road F in Fish Creek.

  • Winners of Door County Plein Air Festival Announced

    Brian Sindler, of Northbrook, Ill., claimed the Best in Show prize at the 2011 Door County Plein Air Festival, hosted by the Peninsula School of Art, for his oil painting entitled, "Nocturne, Sister Bay."

  • “Paintings: 5 Friends”

    Glas of Sturgeon Bay announced the opening of "Paintings: 5 Friends," featuring works completed by five Sturgeon Bay artists. Pat Olson, Mac Schueppert, Faith Frykman, Lynn Gilchrist and Sarah Bradley will display recent work throughout the month of August.

  • Wyatt Expands Online Gallery

    Peter L. Wyatt has uploaded 15 different categories of his images into separate directories on his website, also available at

  • Martinez Studio of Door County Welcomes Neva Sills

    Neva Sills will be featured as guest artist at Jacksonport’s Martinez Studio August 12 – 15. The reception will be held August 13, with Sills on hand to speak about her newest works.

  • Miller Art Museum of Door County Calls for Art Submissions

    The Miller Art Museum has invited artists 18 years or older to submit up to two pieces in all two-dimensional media for the upcoming 36th Juried Annual Exhibit.

  • Miller Art Museum’s ART SALE, ETC.

    Art lovers and bargain seekers will enjoy coming to the Miller Art Museum for an ART SALE, ETC. Museum Fundraiser. The fundraiser will take place through August 20 from 10 am – 5 pm at the MAM, located at 107 S.4th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay.

  • On Display at the Linden Gallery in Door County

    The Linden Gallery in Ellison Bay will host a Trunk Show by jewelry artists Peter and Skye Ciesla of Bazyli Studio. The two-day show will take place August 13 and 14.

  • Santini Oils, on Display at K. Allen Gallery in Door County, Depict Good & Evil

    The K. Allen Gallery is proud to present the work of Michael Santini. Santini’s oil paintings and drawings immediately call to mind the skill and mastery of the Dutch Masters while evoking the marvelous imagination of the Surrealists.

  • Door County Trunk Show to Feature Liztech Jewelry

    J. Jeffrey Taylor Jewelry Fine Art will be hosting their annual trunk show featuring Jill Elizabeth of Liztech Jewelry, August 12 – 18. Liztech’s whimsical designs have been handcrafted in East Stroudsburg, Pa.

  • Call for Artists: “Picture This!” at the Hardy Gallery in Door County

    The prospectus for the Hardy Gallery’s fall show, “Picture This,” is now available. Professional and amateur photographers are encouraged to submit work for the exhibit, which will run from September 3 through October 11.

  • Number 49 Receives a Gift at the Hardy Gallery in Door County

    This August, stepping through the door of the Hardy Gallery is all it takes for one lucky person to receive their own Door County souvenir. In celebration of its 49th year, the Hardy will give each day’s 49th visitor a free copy of the organization’s self-published book, The Community Mosaic Project: Complete Artworks 2008-2009.

  • A Dive Through Door County’s Shipwrecks

    After a successful run at the Door County Maritime Museum’s facility in Sturgeon Bay, the popular photography exhibit Ghost Ships of the Wisconsin Schooner Coast opened in Gills Rock.

  • Featured Artists Announced at Gallery of Door County Art League

    The Gallery of the Door County Art League will feature the work of artists Mary Streu, Patsy Stierna, and Gale Ritchey during the week of August 14. Streu’s paintings are colorful and vibrant.

  • New Quilt Selection at Corner of the Past in Sister Bay

    “A Few of Our Favorite Quilts” is the theme set by the Trillium Quilt Guild for its annual show at the Corner of the Past Historical Museum in Sister Bay.

  • Dust, Rust, and Relics in Chez Cheryl of Door County

    Gathering Dust, Rust, and Relics: the Art of Found Object Assemblage and Collage will be featured at Chez Cheryl, a farmhouse art space near Baileys Harbor.

  • Assemblage Workshop at Door County’s Alchemy Fields

    Alchemy is the power or process of transforming the common into the precious, which the public will have the chance to do at Alchemy Fields on August 20.

  • The Clearing Folk School of Door County Hosts Free Hiking Tours

    The history, folklore and landscape of The Clearing Folk School will be the subject of free interpretive hiking tours of its historic buildings and campus, led by volunteer docents.

  • Fish Creek Hosts Civil War Re-Enactors and Demonstrations

    The public is welcome to attend the “1800s Living History Weekend” featuring Civil War re-enactors and demonstrations showing military and civilian life of the Civil War Era.

  • Door County’s Crossroads Hosts Various Programs

    Crossroads at Big Creek will continue offering programming and educational opportunities throughout August. August 14 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm, “Belgian Day at the Village” will take place at the Historical Village.

  • Light Up the Baileys Harbor Rangelights

    The Baileys Harbor Rangelights have been welcoming visitors to The Ridges area since 1870 – long before the sanctuary was officially established in 1937.

  • Sister Bay Star Gazing Party Reschedule for Aug. 13

    Due to cloudy skies Saturday, Aug. 6 the Star Gazing Party in the Sister Bay Sports Complex has been rescheduled for August 13. Attendees are welcome to bring their own telescope or peek through others’.

  • Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve

    The Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve, 445 acres within the city limits of Sturgeon Bay, is as ecologically diverse as it is beautiful. On the eastern portion, three historic lighthouses and the entrance to the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal can be seen from the preserve’s Lake Michigan shoreline.

  • Northern Door Volleyball League’s Final Standings

    Husby’s held off Blue Horse to take home the league championship by a game over Nicolet Beach Concessions. The Peninsula Pulse team got hot enough down the stretch to inch in front of Blue Horse and P.

  • Door County Sports Schedule

    DOOR COUNTY LEAGUE BASEBALL Standings1. Egg Harbor, 13 – 1 (Regular season champion)2. Kolberg, 11 – 33. Sister Bay, 9 – 54. Washington Island, 7 – 75. Maplewood, 4 – 106. Institute, 4 – 107. West Jacksonport, 4 – 108. Baileys Harbor, 3 – 11 SUNDAY, AUGUST 14 PLAYOFF SCHEDULEAll games start at 1:30 pmWashington […]

  • YMCA Host Labor Day Run

    The YMCA's 10th Annual Labor Day Weekend Run will take place on September 3. The annual 5k Run/Walk and half-mile children's race will also have a duathlon for the fourth year in a row with a 2-mile run/12-mile bike/2-mile run.

  • Sturgeon Bay All-Stars Win Fastpitch Championship

    The Sturgeon Bay All-Stars won the championship at The 2nd Annual Carri Dickson Memorial 12U Girls Fastpitch Softball Tournament in Two Rivers held July 30 and 31.

  • Kwaterski Brings Red Jacket Home in Door County’s Red Putter Pro Tourney

    Nick Kwaterski of Sister Bay brought the Red Jacket home to Door County when he won the 10th Red Putter Pro Tournament Aug. 6. Kwaterski posted a three-round score of 105 to top 71 other competitors.

  • Door County Masters Swimmers Place in Appleton Meet

    Four Sturgeon Bay Masters Swimmers produced a total of 10 top-three finishes at the recent Badger State Games held in Appleton. Mike Ziniel and Bella Sandor placed first in three events each, with Sandor posting a National #1 time in the 100-meter breaststroke.

  • K/D Salmon Tournament Annouces Winners

    Jeff Bobula of Poplar, Wisconsin who fished with boat owner and friend Bryan Hannula of South Range in Douglas County won the top prize of $10,000 cash for the 43-inch, 32.02-pound Chinook he reeled in and registered at the 57 Depot in Baileys Harbor.

  • District Tourney Champs

    The 15-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team won the district tournament held in Sturgeon Bay from July 13 – 15. They advanced to the 15-year-old State Babe Ruth Tournament in Sauk Prairie, which took place July 20 – 23.

  • Door County Home Builders Association Donate to Building Efforts in Afghanistan

    • A gift from the Door County Home Builders Association (DCHBA) is helping Marine Civil Affairs teams with building efforts in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan.

  • Flag Retirement Ceremony

    American Legion Post 527 members Dean Logerquist (middle) and Don Sitte (right) put retired American flags in a burn barrel to be properly retired in a ceremony Aug. 2.

  • Coalition Receives IMT Insurance Company Grant

    Amy Bremel, Door County Alcohol & Other Drug Coalition (DCAODC) coordinator, received the IMT Insurance Company check from representative Nancy Hanson of Hanson Insurance, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Article posted Thursday, August 11, 2011 10:27am

    These Sister Bay kittens were born on June 1, arriving at the shelter in late July. Consisting of four girls and one boy, this litter is named to honor local veterinarians who help the Humane Society in so many ways.

  • LGBTQ Domestic/Sexual Violence Versus Domestic/Sexual Violence in Heterosexuals

    Bisexual, transgender, lesbian and gay people experience violence within their intimate relationships at about the same rates as heterosexuals (Waldner-Haugrud, 1997).

  • Crossing the Bridge: Door County EMS and the Bridge Closure

    Dick Burress and Arleigh Porter have been around long enough to remember when Sturgeon Bay was a one-bridge town, so the planned closure of the Bayview Bridge next spring doesn’t put them on edge.

  • More Than A Detour: Sturgeon Bay Businesses See Opportunity in Bridge Closure

    There aren’t a lot of marketing strategies that can promise to bring 14,000 potential customers past a business’ doorstep, but that’s what the closure of the Bayview Bridge will do for downtown Sturgeon Bay business owners next spring.

  • Golf Tip

    The four most common situations are ball above the feet, ball below the feet, uphill lie and down hill lie.

  • Short Shots from Door County Courses

    • Tomm Hummel of Fish Creek had a hole-in-one on hole #8 at Peninsula State Park.

  • Door County Golf Results

    CHERRY HILLS Wednesday Night 3-PersonScramble League Standings• Palmer Flight (10 Teams)Place Team Name Points Score Scoring Average1. Jason Fuller 79.5 31 2 31.82. Jim Bilski 78.5 30 32.63. Kevin Kasten 77.5 32 34.14. Carl Beckstrom 72 33 33.5T5. Doug Andrews 66.5 33 35.6T5. Bob Gamble 66.5 31 33.77. Sam Weber 63.5 32 34.88. Cubby Hartl […]

  • Door County Golfer Profile: Carl Beckstrom

    Age: 41 Occupation: Pipefitter at Bay Ship Home Course: Cherry Hills Handicap: 9 Best 18-hole score: 74 Years playing: 26 You grew up playing golf at Peninsula State Park, what’s your favorite memory from The Park? Too many to list. Probably the views on some of the holes at The Park but if I had […]

  • Upcoming Door County Golf Events

    • Saturday, August 13: Night Golf at Stonehedge. 4-person scramble. $40 per person. Entry fee includes green fee with power cart, two Night Flyer golf balls, glow necklace, hole prizes, and food.

  • Around the World in 11 Years: Jake Kodanko’s life on land and sea

    Some people learn geography studying maps; others, like Jake Kodanko, learn hands on. From 1943 to 1954 he served in the Merchant Marines, “traveling all over the world,” he recalls, “visiting 56 different countries, some several times."

  • Church of Atonement in Door County Features Organ Recitals

    Kyle Ritter of the Cathedral of All Souls in Asheville, NC, and Eric Plutz of Princeton University will perform organ recitals at 5 and 7 pm on August 19 at the Church of the Atonement in Fish Creek.

  • Southern Door Hosts KIDS from Wisconsin

    The Southern Door Community Auditorium (SDCA) is excited to announce the KIDS from Wisconsin, the state’s official musical ambassadors, will make their only Door/Kewaunee County appearance on August 16 at 7 pm.

  • Northern Door Volleyball League Final Standings

    Husby’s held off Blue Horse to take home the league championship by a game over Nicolet Beach Concessions. The Peninsula Pulse team got hot enough down the stretch to inch in front of Blue Horse.

  • Rendered Speechless

    Not long ago I realized that I have been working in retail for 27 years. Indeed my entire career in retail has been selling books – either in Door County or Chicago.

  • WPT to Film Birch Creek Performance in Door County

    In July 2010, Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) technical staff and production crew visited the Birch Creek campus near Egg Harbor. With Birch Creek Executive Director Kaye Wagner and Sound Engineer Travis Garrison as guides, WPT staff inspected, measured, photographed, and asked questions relative to Birch Creek’s historic performance barn, lighting and recording equipment, natural acoustics, students and concerts.

  • Effects of Coffee & Methamphetamine

    Can drinking coffee help prevent strokes in women? A large study conducted over a 10-year period found that women who drank at least one cup of coffee a day were 23 percent less likely to have a stroke than women who drank less.

  • By the Numbers

    2,810 Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) on Jan. 2, 1990 11,400 The Dow on Dec. 23, 1999 25 Years it took the Dow to recover to its 1929 high after the stock market crash of Oct.

  • 1st Annual Luau at Door County’s The Lodge

    The Lodge at Leathem Smith will present its 1st Annual Luau on August 19. The evening will begin with a warm lei greeting and refreshing Mai Tai followed by traditional Polynesian dancers, music and entertainment.

  • Agreement with Door County Land Trust

    On recommendation from the Parks and Properties Committee the Town Board has approved the Memorandum of Agreement between the Door County Land Trust and the Town of Liberty Grove.

  • Door County’s Peninsula Music Festival 59th Season Wraps Up

    With five performances already completed at the Door Community Auditorium during the month of August, the Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) will wrap up its 59th season with four more performances.

  • Green Quote

    “I have a response to people who say you can’t go back. Well what happens if you get to the cliff? Do you take one step forward, or do you do a 180 degree turn and take one step forward? Which way are you going."

  • Eating Local: What’s Growing in Door County’s Gardens Right Now

    We’re lucky here in the county to be surrounded by gardens and farms. It may take a little bit of a drive to get there, but buying ramps, lettuces, and herbs straight from the garden – still with a little earth on them – there’s nothing quite like it.

  • Jacksonport Farmer’s Market

    The Jacksonport Farmer's Market has been up and running for their third season since mid-June. As in the past, the market is held at Lakeside Park on Highway 57 in downtown Jacksonport on Tuesdays from 9 am – 1 pm through October, as weather permits.

  • Green Fact

    81: Percent of a computer’s life-cycle energy costs that are associated with its manufacture

  • Ed Garvey To Headline 41st Summer Program

    The Door County Environmental Council annual free summer program will feature prominent Madison attorney, Ed Garvey, who will focus on Wisconsin and national issues from an environmental perspective.

  • Wild Blueberries

    The very first wild Low Sweet Blueberries that I savored to the extreme were picked in early August of 1964 when I began working at the Ridges Sanctuary.

  • Door County Trolley Adds to Fleet

    • Door County Trolley, Inc. owner AJ Frank recently received the keys to a new trolley from Joey Dunrow of Double K Inc. Door County Trolley added its ninth trolley to its 2011 fleet from Double K Inc.

  • Aug. 10 Volleyball Schedule

    AUGUST 10 SCHEDULE 5:30 pm Paper Boy vs. Nicolet Beach Concessions Gray Aire vs. Pro Leisure Blue Ox vs. Wilson’s 6:30 pm Blue Ox vs. Gray Aire Dairy Pro Leisure vs. Off A Horse Wilson’s vs. Bay Shore Outdoor Store 7:30 pm Paper Boy vs. Camp David Blue Horse vs. Husby’s Nicolet Beach Concessions vs. […]

  • Jana Nyberg’s Idol Experience

    Jana Nyberg, a Twin Cities jazz vocalist who calls Door County her second home, celebrated the release of her band’s new album Fever with a show at the Martin Park bandshell in Sturgeon Bay Aug.

  • Red Jacket Comes Home: Kwaterski Takes Pro Tourney Title

    Nick Kwaterski stepped up to bring the Red Jacket back to Door County at the Red Putter's 10th annual Pro Tournament in Ephraim. Chris Hockers of Sister Bay took 2nd, while Matthew McCaslin took 3rd.

  • Change at the Top for TAP

    The Third Avenue Playhouse Board of Directors has announced that Executive Director Judy Drew is stepping down. Drew has been at TAP’s helm since 2004 and is leaving to accept a position with The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor.

  • Todd’s Tip

    Distance from end of club at address The distance from the ball varies according to the clubs length; however, the distance from the butt end of the club to the body should remain constant.

  • Golf League Results

    Door County Golf League Results.