Volume 17 Issue 23 – Section 1

In this issue

  • A Tribute to an Artistic Life

    The Washington Island Art Association (WIAA) will have its annual Labor Day show at the Washington Island Art and Nature Center. This year the show will feature the work of the late Phoebe Olson, who passed away in the spring.

  • Door County’s Samara Jewelry Welcomes Suzy Landa

    The innovative whimsical jewelry designs of Suzy Landa will be featured in a “meet the artist” reception at Samara Jewelry Designs in Sturgeon Bay on September 10 from 10 am – 5 pm.

  • Making Paper at the Woodwalk Gallery

    It has been a busy summer at the Handmade Paper Center at Woodwalk Gallery, and instructor Kirsten Christianson’s offerings have inspired students from across the United States.

  • Linden Center Photo Workshop in China

    South of the Clouds there lies a region hidden in the southeast vestiges of the Himalayas, where snow-covered mountains tower over 8,000 foot verdant plains, and where whispers from the heavens lead visitors to majestic vistas and timeless villages filled with sun-etched, smiling faces and indigo-tinged caresses.

  • Martinez Studio hosts “The Family Circle Sale” and Lecture

    Since the opening of Martinez Studio in 1994, owners and artists Sandra and Wence Martinez have always found ways to bring along Wence’s family on their artistic adventures – if not literally, at least in spirit.

  • Edgewood Gallery Opens Mai Wyn Schantz Art on Steel

    Edgewood Orchard’s Exhibit IV will feature the artwork painters Susan Hale, Mai Wyn Schantz and Leslie Wu, glass artist David Lindsay and jeweler Olga Ganoudis.

  • Ephraim’s Lardiere Gallery Intertwines Art and Fashion

    Fashion has been considered a form of art since it’s inception, but rarely does a painting transcend beyond its museum walls or a collector’s home and onto an article of clothing to be enjoyed in a broader sense.

  • “Picture This!” at Ephraim’s Hardy Gallery

    Photography is one facet of visual art that is evolving at a rapid pace – and to explore this changing medium, Ephraim’s Hardy Gallery is pleased to announce the premiere of their “Picture This!” exhibition, which will formally kick off with an opening reception and awards ceremony on September 2 from 5:30 – 7 pm.

  • Lulu Designs Featured in Fine Line Trunk Show

    The work of Stacy King and her company, LuLu Designs, will be featured over Labor Day weekend in a jewelry trunk show at Fine Line Designs Gallery. The event will takes place September 3 – 5 from 10 am – 5 pm.

  • Artists in Action at Gills Rock ArtFest

    The public is invited to stroll the grounds at Charlene's Gallery Ten in Gills Rock September 3 and 4 from 10 am – 5 pm. Tents will be adorned with art work on display.

  • Pouring Iron at Peninsula School of Art in Door County

    Professional sculptors and art students of every skill level may join nationally-recognized sculptor, iron pour coordinator and educator, Teresa Lind, for a four-day iron casting workshop from September 29 – October 2 at the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek.

  • The Hotz Legacy in Real Estate and Art

    “I remember visiting for the holidays,” Mary Uhl said. “When he walked in the door, everything went click – his smoking jacket, slippers, dinner served immediately.

  • Retaining An Identity

    When Bill Laatsch joined the geography faculty at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay in 1966, his specialties were the Arctic and mountainous areas of the world. Advised to choose a local community for research, he became fascinated by the Belgian settlements between Green Bay and Sturgeon Bay, with their unique building style and culture and their intense devotion to family and church.

  • Discover the Benefits of Aromatherapy

    Karen Balistreri, Aromacologist, has been studying the field of wellness since 1988. Sharing what essential oils have done for her and her clients is her passion.

  • Stretch of the Week: Downward-Facing Dog

    Perhaps one of the most well-known yoga poses. For all its hype, this stretch gets taken for granted, labeled as “easy,” or left unexplained. Referred to in Sanskrit as Adho Mukha Svanasana, downward facing dog is one of the poses in the traditional Sun Salutation sequence.

  • 4 Great Marinades for Labor Day Weekend

    It’s Labor Day, the great American grilling day. There are people flipping burger patties in parks, on decks, in backyards, all across the United States.

  • Door County Author Releases “Taking Jenny Home”

    Carolyn Kane, who divides her time between rural Missouri and northern Wisconsin, will be signing copies of her book, Taking Jenny Home, over Labor Day weekend at Charlene’s Gallery Ten in Gills Rock.

  • Book Sales to Benefit Door County Libraries

    The Sturgeon Bay Library is hosting a book sale each Saturday through Oct. 1 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Sturgeon Bay Library.

  • Unique in the State: The Door County Library System

    The Door County Library System issues cards both to residents and visitors at no charge and without age or residency restrictions. Director Becca Berger attributes this unique policy to the original director Jane Livingston who was, she said, a visionary.

  • Cherry Land Chapters

    Amber takes a swig from a bottle of Miller Light. She perches herself on a black barstool at the AC Tap while Martin feeds dollar bills into the jukebox. Kyle, his toothy smile gleaming in the dim light of the bar, stands besides Martin who laughs and runs his fingers through his black hair.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 332

    I’d guess that nearly everyone is aware that time seems to speed up as we age. Whenever I say that something happened ten years ago, my wife reminds me that it was twenty.

  • TAP of Door County Presents Bent Grass

    Bent Grass returns to Third Avenue Playhouse in a benefit performance for Kimberley House on Sept. 10 at 7:30 pm. Although they come from different professional backgrounds – a carpenter, a medical salesman, a business owner and a water department employee – Mark Wellens, Dave Sladek, Joe Hannon and Mike Strenski share a love of bluegrass music that will have listeners smiling from start to finish.

  • Farewell To Summer

    From the moment the sun droops below the trees at Camp David, and lightning-fingered, flat-picking Eric Lewis unleashes the beautiful instrumental epitaph “Prayer for Gladys,” it feels like summer is just leaving before we even got to know her.

  • Toscana – Chianti

    We stayed in the Tuscany wine region this week to focus on the sub-region of Chianti. The Chianti DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita or controlled designation of origin) covers a vast area of Tuscany and all of the Chianti wine.

  • Article posted Thursday, September 1, 2011 9:44am

    Question: Door County is home to three lighthouses that are among the nine major lighthouse hauntings in the Great Lakes. Which three lighthouses are they?

  • Kelly Schuder

    Our server this week is filled with wisdom and knowledge A psychology major and a senior in college. A true local with skills that make everyone glad.

  • Article posted Thursday, September 1, 2011 9:41am

    Virgo (August 23 – September 22): 'Mischievous' Mars will remind you this month of a saying that your grandfather used to have, which went something like this: "A slap is as good as a tickle."

  • Overheards and Pet Peeves

    "What if...rainbows cure cancer?"

  • 2011 Marina Fest in Sister Bay

    ACTIVITIES 10 am – 4 pm: Giant Used Book Sale 10 am – 4 pm: Children’s Boat Building (Reserved ticket sales start at 8 am at children’s tent) 10 am – 6 pm: Children’s Craft Tent with children’s games 11 am – 3 pm: Horse and Wagon Rides 10 am – 6 pm: Jack Bunda […]

  • Strong Man Show Headlines Sister Bay Marina Fest

    The 18th annual Marina Fest at the Sister Bay Marina takes place Saturday, Sept. 3 with a full slate of Marina Fest favorites, plus a couple surprising new highlights.

  • Article posted Thursday, September 1, 2011 9:38am

    Dear Miss Manners, As a small business owner in Door County, I'm struggling with my staff scheduling heading into fall. Many of my employees are college students who are returning to school, so I'm feeling a little short handed when it comes to staffing.


    (Left to Right) Laraina Tipping, Jess Farley, Becky Kerwin, Sue Kohnke, Shari Kolstad, Pamela Kane and Brandie Hunter made a pit stop at the Bitters Pub on Washington Island during their Rock Island Rendezvous Woman’s Kayaking Adventure.

  • Building a Beautiful Garden

    Melinda Myers’s Garden Moment comes to The Clearing this September, but the experience will last for an entire day, rather than just a short video clip, as she presents Building a Beautiful Garden.

  • The Ridges Sanctuary of Door County Offers Guided Hikes

    The best way to experience the many facets of The Ridges Sanctuary is on a naturalist guided hike. These relaxed walks last about 90 minutes, and highlight many of the features of the sanctuary.

  • Crossroads at Big Creek Presents Various Programs

    As schoolchildren prepare to return to school, the Crossroads at Big Creek prepares for the final events of summer. The Northeast Wisconsin Audubon Society brings Ann Shebesta, the Monarch Lady, to present an indoor informational program on monarch butterflies on Sept. 4.

  • “Heirloom Gardening” Presentation

    The Gibraltar Historical Association invites GHA members, area residents, visitors, and avid gardeners for another evening of Gibraltar Talks, this time about Heirloom Gardening.

  • Schopf’s Open Dairy View Corn Maze

    Approximately 30 acres of corn with more than 10 miles of trails awaits visitors at the 11th Annual Dairy View Corn Maze. This year’s maze also honors 150 years of history in Egg Harbor.

  • Corporate Sponsors in Our Schools, Quotable Quotes and White Buffalo

    While I dig deeper into the 2010 Census numbers I offer a column that was first published in 1994. Next issue I will (hopefully) have compiled more information on our county to share with you.

  • Joint Pain, Scaly Anteaters and Autism

    Can people really tell when it’s going to rain because they “feel it in their bones?”

  • Laboring

    A look at the world in numbers.

  • Peninsula Players’ “The Fox on the Fairway”

    (Left to right) Actors Lee E. Ernst and Tim Monsion portray Dickie and Henry, CEOs of rival country clubs who hold a grudge match every year, in Ken Ludwig’s The Fox on the Fairway on stage at Peninsula Players Theatre through Sept. 4.

  • Students Jazzed Up About Strings Repertoire

    When thinking of strings music, many people immediately think of those powerhouse composers whose music has been carried down through the centuries. But it’s definitely not all Beethoven, Bach, and Brahms at the Door County String Academy.

  • Isle View Road Timeline Announced

    A notice has been sent to property owners adjacent to Isle View Road informing them of the time table and schedule for the improvement of the road from fall of 2011 through early summer of 2012.

  • Golf Tip: Post Impact

    Post impact is the ending when educating your hands and body for a proper impact position. This firm, abbreviated finish allows a player to sustain what has happened at impact.

  • Commentary: Who Can Afford to Teach?

    “I’m grateful that I let Such & Such Investment Company handle my finances,” the grandfatherly man in the television advertisement smiled. “Now that I am retired, I can finally afford to do what I’ve always wanted: teach!” When I first saw this commercial perhaps I should have swelled with pride, as I had been doing all along what I had wanted, teaching since 1966.

  • Short Shots from Door County Courses

    • Cam Fuller made a hole-in-one on hole 2 at Cherry Hills. Fuller hit a 9 iron on the 155-yard hole. Dale Fuller, Jason Fuller and Justin Borkovetz were there to witness the shot.

  • Door County Golf Results

    CHERRY HILLSWednesday Night 3-Person Scramble League StandingsPalmer Flight (10 Teams)Place Team Name Points Score Scoring Average1 Jason Fuller 104.5 34 31.92 Jim Bilski 101 29 32.53 Kevin Kasten 100 36 34.14 Bob Gamble 87 33 33.85 Sam Weber 84 33 34.46 Carl Beckstrom 82.5 36 33.87 Doug Andrews 78 36 35.58 John Moore 74 36 […]

  • Door County Golfer Profile: Jim Schipper

    Golf Accomplishments: Club Champion at three courses: Qui-Qui-Oc, IdleWild and Cherry Hills

  • Upcoming Door County Golf Events

    • Thursday, September 8: Door County Home Builders Association at Cherry Hills. Event begins at 1 pm with a shotgun start. This four person scramble is $80 per player and includes golf, cart, refreshments on the course, and a buffet dinner.

  • Article posted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 6:03pm

    Akon and Acaro are Baileys Harbor brothers, born in the spring of 2010. They are affectionate and good with the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) volunteers.

  • Volunteer Center of Door County Hosts 9/11 Food Drive

    • As part of the national 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, the Volunteer Center of Door County and Volunteer Wisconsin encourage citizens to donate non-perishable food items in honor of the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

  • Ann Jerdee Awarded Melvin Jones Fellowship

    The Sturgeon Bay Lions Club recently presented Lion Ann Jerdee (right) the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. Lion Secretary Jim Karwowski (left) presented the plaque to her at a recent meeting.

  • “Our Nation Can Do Better”

    When the brittle floor of the U.S. housing market splintered in 2008 and the economy crashed, the men at the helm of the nation’s government and financial institutions swore again and again that “nobody saw it coming. But in reality, many did, including Scott Fitzgerald.

  • Tailgate Party Supports Man’s Battle with Brain Tumor

    Randy Pluff's summer took a quick, scary turn when he passed out while eating his lunch May 19. Five weeks later he was having a cancerous tumor removed from his brain.

  • Obama Administration rescinds deadline for traffic sign changes

    A brief look at Door County news of the past week.

  • Job Fair Sept. 21

    A brief look at upcoming Door County news.

  • Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence

    In recent years, a strong correlation has linked animal abuse to domestic abuse. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) states that in Wisconsin, battered women revealed that in four out of five cases, abusive partners had also been violent toward pets or livestock.

  • Medicine Wheel Model and Spiritual Horsemanship Workshops at Nelson Healing Center

    Phillip Whiteman, Jr., a nationally-known Indian cultural consultant, storyteller and horseman will present a two-day workshop, "The Coming of the New Moon: Shedding, Cleansing, Purifying, Letting go of the Old Ways," on Sept. 10 and 11.

  • Mayan Culture at Bjorklunden Seminar

    Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden is offering two seminars from Sept. 25 – 30: “Classic Maya Culture, Architecture and Art” with Karon Winzenz and “Improve Your Bridge” with Carolyn Kimbell.

  • Bjorklunden Takes Seminar to Greece

    The roots of Western civilization will be explored during a special 14-day Bjorklunden seminar to Greece April 21 to May 4, 2012. Sponsored by Lawrence University, the seminar will be led by Dan Taylor, professor emeritus of classics at Lawrence.

  • Easter Black Swallowtail Butterfly

    The serious drought on our peninsula has been terribly hard on many birds resulting in numerous nesting failures, primarily due to the shortage of insects.

  • Door County High School Sports

    GIBRALTAR HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS • Football Sept. 2 vs. Algoma, 7 pm Sept. 9 vs. Manitowoc Lutheran, 7 pm • Gibraltar/Sevastopol Soccer Sept. 6 @ Sturgeon Bay, 4:30 pm Sept. 8 vs. Green Bay N.E.W., 6:30 pm • Volleyball Sept. 8 vs. Green Bay N.E.W., 7 pm • Cross Country Sept. 2 @ Freedom, 4 […]

  • Triathlon Team Success

    Door County residents Ken Wright III and Mary Cram, along with friend and editor of Silent Sports Magazine Joel Patendaude, combined for a fourth place finish in the popular Waupaca Area Triathlon recently.

  • United Way of Door County Welcomes Jason Palmer as Fund Development Director

    • United Way of Door County announced the appointment Jason Palmer to fill the newly created position of Fund Development Director. The primary responsibility of this position is United Way’s annual campaign.

  • Wis. Author Rochelle Pennington Releases New Book

    Cupola House in Egg Harbor will be featuring autographed copies of Rochelle Pennington’s newest title, Christmas Gifts: Ten of the Greatest Ever Given, for its Labor Day weekend festivities.

  • Opportunity for Wisconsin Poets

    Building on the success and popularity of the first “Verse and Vision” exhibition, Gallery Q 1108 Main Street Stevens Point invites Wisconsin poets to submit original poems for consideration as part of a second collaborative exhibition of art and poetry.

  • Hitting A Legend: Roy “Decker” Woldt

    Roy "Decker" Woldt, perhaps Door County's greatest ballplayer, never made it to the majors, but did earn another rare claim to fame.