Volume 17 Issue 24 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Sister Bay’s Age Inspires Joke Contest

    Thanks to the Internet, when the Census was done in 2000, Americans were able – for the first time – to see and explore all the data the government collects through these surveys. For a numbers junky like myself, it was absolute heaven.

  • Town Discusses Road Reconstruction

    The town had been notified by the Wisonsin DOT that one pedestrian crosswalk was approved in Ellison Bay.

  • The Cost of 9/11

    $40 billion Insured losses from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks

  • Tiny Insect, Big Sound and The Happiness Gene

    What animal makes the loudest sound relative to its size? It’s not an African elephant, a cicada, or a kind of frog...

  • Why Change Isn’t All Bad: Notes from a tourist on a return to Door County

    The author's kids remind him that sometimes years of perspective blind us to what is still right here before us in the moment.

  • No Space Too Large: Muralist Patty Clark

    A stroll through Patty Clark’s Sturgeon Bay home provides many clues to her occupation. Two walls of a bedroom are decorated with leafy tree branches, birds and a nest with three eggs.

  • Beyond Traditional Photography

    “Picture This!” – the first exhibit at the Hardy Gallery to concentrate solely on works with photographic origins – is currently on display. Professionals and amateur photographers alike are included in this juried exhibit, which features everything in the realm of traditional and digital photographic processes – shot with film, shot digitally, unaltered shots, mixed media, digital manipulations, and more.

  • Nyberg’s Art Takes Wing at The Flying Pig

    The Flying Pig in Algoma will host Tim Nyberg's "birds" (avian in acrylic) paintings from September 10 through October. From Nyberg's trademark whimsical creations to thoughtful abstracts incorporating birds, branches and Seuss-like vegetation, the show will feature over 30 paintings spanning three years of work.

  • Ellison Bay Pottery’s “Almost Perfect Pottery Sale”

    Ellison Bay Pottery will hold it's 15th annual “Almost Perfect Pottery Sale” Sept. 9, 10, 11 and will be giving 10 percent of all sales in the gallery to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society via Ella McNeil-Doty's fund raising page http://pages.

  • Anderson and Kirwen Adorn the Gallery of the DCAL

    For the week of September 11, Mary Anderson and Bethany Kirwen will be artists of the week at the Gallery of the Door County Art League in Fish Creek.

  • Jacksonport Craft Cottage Features Dichroic Glass Jewelry

    The Jacksonport Craft Cottage is currently featuring laser etched dichroic glass jewelry hand crafted by Julie Bigger. Bigger creates beautiful pieces of jewelry utilizing her etching machine.

  • Das Displays New Watercolors at BHD in Door County

    Blue Dolphin House and BHD Studio will host Ratindra Das in a special showing of new work on September 16 from 2 - 4 pm in the Gardens. “I search for the truth and beauty through the medium of watercolor and strives to achieve a goal of painting in an organized yet effortless manner,” said Das.

  • Ginny Rebmann Exhibits at Base Camp in Sister Bay

    September 16, Base Camp Coffee Bar in Sister Bay will host an artist reception for Ginny Rebmann from 3 – 5 pm. Rebmann will sign her giclees prints at the reception.

  • WSGA Directors Cup at Horseshoe Bay

    The Wisconsin State Golf Association (WSGA) will be coming to Horseshoe Bay Golf Club in Egg Harbor on Monday, September 12 and Tuesday, September 13.

  • Door County Golf Results

    ALPINEWomen’s Golf League• Low Putts: Carol Pflieger (14)• Low Score: A Flight – Mary Aiken 39; B Flight – Mary Limoni 51; C Flight – Carol Pflieger 49• Pars: Mary Aiken 5, Nancy Thannert 3, Pat Krueger 3 and Peg Losee 2 CHERRY HILLS Wednesday Night 3-Person Scramble League Standings• Palmer Flight (10 Teams)Place Team […]

  • Upcoming Door County Golf Events

    • Saturday, September 17: Rocky Marth Memorial Open at IdleWild. Open to all golfers! Contact Travis at 920.493.4343 for more information or to register.

  • 55th Cherryland Open

    Alpine Golf Course in Egg Harbor will host the 55th Annual Cherryland Open Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11.

  • Golf Tip: Stretching

    PGA Tour competitors are dedicated to playing their absolute best, so it comes as no surprise that most of the tour players are spending as much time with their trainers as they do with their swing coaches.

  • Door County Golfer Profile: Todd Huehns

    Years Playing: I have been playing since my grandfather taught me to golf at the age of 10.

  • Free Screening of “Transition 1.0”

    The film Transition 1.0 will be shown at the Fish Creek Community Center on September 14 at 4 pm. The 45-minute film documents ongoing efforts to create resilient communities in the face of economic and environmental challenges.

  • Bringing The Food Source Back Home

    The Door County Environmental Council (DCEC) will bring Dr. Roger Kuhns back to the Crossroads at Big Creek on September 14 at 7 pm to educate city and rural dwellers about the concepts that enable urban homeowners to create food generation within the neighborhoods where they live, creating a direct source for their own fresh-grown food.

  • Cellcom Accepting Applications for Green Gifts

    Cellcom is now accepting applications for its Green Gifts program. Through Green Gifts, Cellcom donates proceeds from its cell phone recycling program to local organizations, programs and projects that are dedicated to or support environmental sustainability.

  • How To Get Fit

    I don my running shorts, tank top, and pull my hair back with some reservation. What if it rains? I’m tired from double shifts and getting less sleep than this working girl needs.

  • Common Stretching Mistakes to Avoid

    As a Yoga Therapist, many clients come to me seeking relief from chronic pain. Often these clients tell me they have tried stretching, but they have always been inflexible.

  • Red-Breasted Nuthatch

    A few days ago we saw our first Red-breasted Nuthatch of the season at our feeders. It happens every fall as some of them make short migratory movements.

  • Dave Steffen Turns Stone Harbor Blue

    Catching up with blues man Dave Steffen as he returns to Door County for a show at Stone Harbor.

  • Unity Receives $100,000 Donation

    • Unity announced its receipt of $100,000 from the annual Schreiber Charity Golf Classic to support its bereavement program. Unity was selected through an application process, along with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Brown County, to benefit from funds donated by suppliers and partners of Schreiber at the July 25 golf outing at Oneida Golf and Country Club.

  • Volunteer Voices

    Just as Rudy and Shirley Senarighi of Sturgeon Bay sit down to enjoy dinner, the phone rings. Shirley gets up to answer it. The couple has been volunteering for the American Red Cross for several years and Rudy knows by the end of Shirley’s conversation that the American Red Cross needs their assistance.

  • Article posted Wednesday, September 7, 2011 1:22pm

    There’s an entirely new side to Echo now that he is free-range lobby cat. With the adoption of 11 cats in late August, the shelter was able to release several long-term cage cats into the lobby.

  • Article posted Wednesday, September 7, 2011 11:57am

    Dear Mary Pat, I just started college, and I’m not sure I am going to get along with my roommate. Honestly, she’s a little odd. I’ve been looking forward to starting my freshman year and hoped that my roommate and I would hit it off and be able to get to know the campus together.

  • Door County High School Sports Schedule

    HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS GIBRALTAR HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS • FootballSept. 9 vs. Manitowoc Lutheran, 7 pmSept. 16 @ Reedsville, 7 pm • Gibraltar/Sevastopol SoccerSept. 12 @ Algoma, 4:30 pmSept. 13 @ St. Mary’s Central, 6 pmSept. 15 vs. Manitowoc Roncalli, 6:30 pm • VolleyballSept. 13 @ Oconto, 7 pmSept. 15 vs. Sevastopol, 7 pm • Cross […]

  • Viking Spirit Tailgate Party

    Gibraltar students, alumni and fans are encouraged to get into the Viking spirit at the first Viking Tailgate Party Sept. 9. The Gibraltar Booster Club is hosting the event before the Gibraltar football team’s game versus Manitowoc Lutheran.

  • Door County Economic Development Corporation Resumes Regular Office Hours

    • After a seasonal break, the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) will resume regular office hours for new and existing business owners in Northern Door County, providing business counseling and entrepreneurial services in Sister Bay.

  • Verse Wisconsin Calls for Submissions: “Mask and Monologue”

    For spring 2012, Verse Wisconsin online will present “Mask or Monologue.” Whether it’s a dialogue between self and soul or Harry and Sally, a poem about a historical figure, fictional character, or inanimate objects suddenly animate, Verse Wisconsin is interested in the masks poets don and the ones they strip off.

  • Paul McComas Presents at “Confessions of a Fiction Writer” at Door County UUF

    The Emerson Series will return to the UUF in Ephraim, featuring an evening of monologues and music titled “The Lying Game: Confessions of a Fiction Writer” with Paul McComas on September 16 at 7 pm.

  • Words and Images Featured in Dickinson Series

    A multi-media show by Edward DiMaio will be featured at the monthly Dickinson Poetry Series on September 14 at 7 pm. The event will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUF) in Ephraim.

  • Opportunity for Wisconsin Poets

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

  • Golf

    I have taken up the game of golf out of self-defense. In America not playing golf is a bit like not contributing to the United Way or something equally antisocial.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 333

    Here is a lovely poem by Robert Cording, a poet who lives in Connecticut, which shows us a fresh new way of looking at something commonplace. That’s the kind of valuable service a poet can provide.

  • Cherry Land Chapters

    Dustin reaches for Amber’s hand as they line up along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The streetlights of Baileys Harbor and the soft light of the moon glimmer against the surface of the water, where Jordan floats on his back beckoning his friends, “Get out here you guys! The water is awesome!” Martin runs his fingers through his hair before gripping Amber’s other hand.

  • School Exhibit at Sister Bay Library

    The start of a new school year is just around the corner and so is a nostalgic exhibit at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library display case on past and present school buildings.

  • Sevastopol Town Hall Hosts “Bassford Family History” Presentation

    The newly formed Sevastopol Historical Society will present its premiere program on the “Bassford Family History” on September 12 beginning at 7 pm in the community room of the Sevastopol Town Hall in Institute.

  • Bjorklunden of Door County Offers Two Seminars

    From October 2 to 7, Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden is offering two seminars: “The Door to Beauty” with Don Quintenz and “Poetry of Place: A Photographic Experience” with Suzanne Rose.

  • Celebrate APPLES! in Door County

    This wayside sign stands on the east side of Highway 42 near the UW Peninsular Agricultural Research Station and tells of contributions by men like Joseph Zettel, Emmett Goff and Arthur Hatch to the development of the fruit-growing industry in Door County.

  • I Ate for 8.88

    Regulars to JJ’s La Puerta in Sister Bay know the menu is neatly divided into “Mexican” and “American” cuisines. But buried in the lines of the American menu lies a sandwich that is far more Mexican than anything on either side of the menu.

  • Music and Wine: The Cookery’s Fall Music Series

    The Cookery’s Wine Bar will be hosting a fall music series during the months of September and October on either Friday or Saturday nights. The series will kick off with blues by Mighty Mouth, featuring Jay Whitney, on September 9.

  • Toscana – Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

    We wrap up Tuscany this week with the least known of the three big DOCGs (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita or controlled designation of origin) in the area, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

  • Article posted Wednesday, September 7, 2011 10:49am

    Virgo (August 23 – September 22): You are in danger of a Jamie Lee Curtis type experience with a man wearing a hockey mask unless you floss daily.

  • Mike Bieri and Lindsay de Young

    Another pair of hard working siblings That makes us feel right at home. On the weekends you can find them If to West Jacksonport you should roam. Mike gave culinary school a try With some dishes he’d be a creator.

  • Overheards & Pet Peeves

    “I’m getting totally grossed out by people today.”


    Supervisor Kris Stolpa and Sonja Rogstad broke from policy at the DMV Thursday morning in Sturgeon Bay, providing prompt, helpful service with a smile.

  • The Ridges of Door County Hosts Hikes, a Full Moon Walk, and the Early Birders Club

    This spring, the Ridges Sanctuary started a new program for kids (and their parents) who enjoy birds. The “Early Birders Club” will have its next program on September 10 at 10 am at The Ridges Sanctuary.

  • Crossroads of Door County Hosts Various Programs

    Crossroads at Big Creek will continue offering programming and educational opportunities throughout September. September 10 from 8:30 am – 2 pm, the Wellness Center of Door County will host a day of education and empowerment regarding breast health and cancer prevention.

  • Door County Pesto Festo Seeks Pesto Recipes

    Door County Master Gardener Volunteers are looking for chefs willing to share their most inventive and tastiest pesto recipes. During a “Pesto Festo” as part of “The Taste of the Garden Door” on September 10, entries will be taste-tested by a panel of judges including Susan Guthrie of Bluefront Café in Sturgeon Bay, Jan Coulson of The White Gull Inn in Fish Creek, and Adrian Murre, a cooking instructor at NWTC in Sturgeon Bay.

  • What To Do With Your Day Off

    It’s beginning to be the time of year where locals cautiously peak their heads out of “when-I’m-not-working” hiding places. As the season slows into September, I find I’m eager to revisit Cave Point Park.

  • TAP of Door County Presents TAPFest

    For eleven years, Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) has served as a venue for local performers. September 17 at 7:30 pm, many of those same performers will join forces and voices for TAPFest, a concert event for the benefit of the theater.

  • “God of Carnage” on Peninsula Players Stage

    Yasmina Reza’s multiple award-winning comedy, God of Carnage makes its Wisconsin premiere at Peninsula Players. Two sets of parents whose children, Henry and Benjamin, are involved in a fight in a public park meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner.

  • 4 His Glory Performs in Fish Creek

    4 His Glory, a gospel quartet from Green Bay, will be performing at a free outdoor concert on September 10 from 4 – 6 pm at Noble Square Park in Fish Creek.

  • Door Shakespeare Presents “Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged!)”

    Door Shakespeare will present fall performances of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)! Performances will be held Wednesdays through Sundays at The Ephraim Village Hall from September 29 to October 16.

  • Live, Laugh, Love: Peninsula Players Interns Learn Craft of Theater and Much More

    Tucked between lush woods and the vibrant bay, surrounded by blossoming gardens and friendly faces, resides Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s oldest professional resident summer theatre.

  • Harvey and Helen Haen Egg Harbor

    Where are the Women in Local Government?: Local boards dominated by old men

    “When I look back on it, my first role models of working women were Egg Harbor people,” Bonnie Cady told me. “Helen Haen, Esther Birnschein, Tuie Bogenschutz, those are the first women I can remember