Volume 17 Issue 25 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Cherry Land Chapters

    “How is everything?” Amber approaches a table of three with a water pitcher. The balding man exhales. He pulls on the collar of his tangerine colored polo. “Fine,” says the woman, pressing her red lips together.

  • I married you for happiness

    The starting point for I married you for happiness is Nina’s calls for her husband Philip to come to dinner, only to realize that he is not going to awaken from his nap. Her first decision is that she will not give her adult daughter the sad news until morning, and her second is that she will spend one last night with her husband before she notifies anyone.

  • “Shooting Star”

    Would the boy be full of excitement, grinning from ear to ear? Or nervous about leaving his mother and his comfortable home for their four-day journey? Ronnie was a funny kid.

  • Door County Author Releases “Star Shooting”

    Local author David K. Dodd has released Star Shooting, a true-to-life novel that spotlights the promising young life of Ronnie Cousins. Set in the fictional small town of Humble, Kansas, the story of a popular all-American kid unfolds and reveals how his bright future changes with one surprisingly out-of-character crime.

  • Serving Up a Door County Experience

    Years ago, I was a waitress at Al Johnson’s. I remember all too well how my patience and enthusiasm for Swedish pancakes diminished as the season wore on.

  • Door County Skateboard Art Auction Extended

    The Art for the Skate Park Auction, which was originally scheduled for Sept. 3 at Marina Fest in Sister Bay, has been rescheduled for Fall Fest weekend, Oct. 15 and 16.

  • 36th Juried Annual Opens at Miller Art Museum

    The Miller Art Museum will open its doors September 17 to the 36th Juried Annual Exhibition. The show is the result of the annual competition among two-dimensional artists from the local five-county area.

  • Beginner Stained Glass Class in Sturgeon Bay

    G&J Glassworks in Sturgeon Bay is starting its next session of beginner stained glass classes. The first class will begin Saturday, September 24. This class will run from 5 – 8 pm for six weeks.

  • Public Art Tradition Continues in Egg Harbor

    The Village of Egg Harbor announced that the Public Art Committee has accepted three new artistic creations. A painting, a metal sculpture and a mosaic sculpture will be installed in different Egg Harbor locations in spring 2012.

  • DCAL Features Pfister and Coaty

    During the week of September 18, Penny Pfister and Martha Coaty are featured as Artists of the Week at the Gallery of the Door County Art League in Fish Creek.

  • Anderson Launches New Colors at Cottage Row

    Cottage Row Framing and Gallery in Fish Creek will host a Meet the Artist Opening Reception featuring Jack Anderson on September 17 from 10 am – 1 pm.

  • Book Signing and Sidewalk Sale at Novel Ideas

    Novel Ideas Bookstore in Baileys Harbor will host a book signing on September 17 during Autumn Fest. Door County author Gregg Powell and Fish Creek native illustrator Corinne Lea will be signing their new children's book Goobadabers.

  • Making Nature Accessible

    Being in the “young adult” stage of life, I’m physically capable of most things. I work to maintain my physical health, and the solitude of steady foot falls with my heart pounding in the middle of the park provide moments of near perfection.

  • Overheards and Shout Outs

    “Shout out to the cute blond waitress at Al’s.” ~ The guy who left my number on my napkin

  • Server of the Week: Pauly Franke

    In DC servers come in many a form and shape. Pauly wears many hats. I’ve even seen him in a cape. Sweeps the “fairways,” empties trash, puts the animals to their places.

  • Article posted Thursday, September 15, 2011 11:10am

    Virgo (August 23 – September 22): A cantankerous old man has you in his sights – you are blamed for an incident which left him wobbly at a supermarket or mini golf course around the 17th.

  • Article posted Thursday, September 15, 2011 11:06am

    Question: Which Southern Door County town was named for Door County’s first shipbuilder?

  • Cahors, France – Malbec

    This week we visit one of the lesser-known and oldest wine regions in France, Cahors (pronounced Ka-urs). The Cahors wine region is located about 110 miles southeast of Bordeaux in the valley of the river Lot.

  • Article posted Thursday, September 15, 2011 11:05am

    Dear Miss Manners, I can't stand one of my coworkers. She's always blabbering on about the perils of her life, which if I'm being completely honest are not that perilous! She faces the same problems that the rest of us do (boyfriend troubles, money stuff, health concerns) but she's the only one who seems to complain about it relentlessly! All I want to do is go in to work and work, not try to help her solve her next crisis.

  • Jacksonport Historical Society Presents Scharrig Family

    The Jacksonport Historical Society will host a program with the Kurt Scharrig family on September 24 at 7 pm at Jacksonport Town Hall on County V in Jacksonport.

  • “Adventures in a Chinese Kitchen”

    From February 29 – March 12, 2012 Ellison Bay’s own Janice Thomas, head chef of the Savory Spoon Cooking School, along with Jeanee and Brian Linden, owners of both Ellison Bay’s Linden Gallery and the Linden Centre in Xizhou, China, will host participants in “Adventures in a Chinese Kitchen."

  • Ephraim Museum Begins Fall Hours

    The Ephraim Village Museums have begun their fall hours. Four of the five museum buildings will be open Friday and Saturday from 11 am – 4 pm through October 8.

  • Door County Maritime Museum Hosts Fish Boil

    The Door County Maritime Museum in conjunction with J&M Fisheries will be hosting a fish boil with an open house at the museum’s Gills Rock facility on September 18.

  • Sister Bay Library Presents School Display

    The new school year has started, and the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library has a nostalgic exhibit on display showcasing past and present school buildings.

  • Door County Historical Museum Presents APPLES!

    On September 17, the Door County Historical Museum will present a celebration of APPLES! between 10 am – 3 pm. There will be apple treats and a display of items giving an overview of the early history of the apple industry in Door County, including the many contributions of Joseph Zettel to the establishment of fruit growing in our area.

  • UUF of Door County Screens “La Bestia”

    La Bestia, a compelling documentary illuminating the dangers and harsh conditions endured by people attempting to improve their lives by escaping to the United States, will be screened at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on September 20 at 4:30 pm.

  • Corner of the Past Continues Farm Market and Heritage Programs

    The Old Anderson House, centerpiece of the Sister Bay Historical Society’s Corner of the Past Museum, will close out it’s 15th year of operation on the weekend of September 24 – 25.

  • Kiwanis Club of Door County Begins Travel Film Series

    On September 23, the Kiwanis Club of Northern Door will kick off its 2011-2012 travel and adventure film series with a cruise throughout the eastern Mediterranean.

  • Getting Thrifty in the Door

    I got that craving for something new (or new to me) and was looking for a good deal. I swung into Julie’s Upscale Resale in Sister Bay and found a whole lot of nearly-new goodies that fit my description.

  • The Ridges Recycling Extravaganza

    “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” is a slogan often used to address the nation’s problem of too much stuff. Following that slogan, the Ridges Sanctuary is hosting its fourth annual “Recycling Extravaganza Sale” (a.

  • Variation on Garudasana (Eagle Pose)

    Start in a cross-legged, seated position on a folded blanket or firm cushion on the floor. Slide forward until your sit-bones are on the front edge of the cushion.

  • Sautéed Beet Greens

    This simple recipe for sautéed beet greens, found on, makes for a fabulously easy side dish, or, as the recipe recommends, you can toss the greens with pasta, add them to an omelet or risotto, or use them in a gratin or a quiche.

  • Must Love Beets

    Few people have tried fresh beets and been disappointed. They have a sweet, earthy flavor and make a great addition to any green salad, or enjoyed on their own.

  • Door County Golfer Profile: Tony Ripp

    Hole-in-Ones: 2 Where were the hole-in-ones? Both were at Alpine – the first one was June 24, 1968 and the second one was June 8, 1978.

  • Door County Golf Results

    ALPINE Women’s Golf League• Two putts or better on every hole: A Flight – Mary Aiken, Diane Hanley, Ann Lindquist; B Flight – J Girman, Mary Limoni, Jane Mastrangelo; C Flight – Judy Proctor, Bonnie Stolarczyk• Low Score: A Flight – Mary Aiken 41; B Flight – Georgianne Farley 51; C Flight – Carol Pfleiger […]

  • Golf Tip: Pre-Shot Routine

    Taking the practice range to the course is the most difficult task in golf. The reason for this is simple: virtually everything about the course and range are different.

  • 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.

  • Crossroads Programs

    Crossroads at Big Creek will continue offering programming and educational opportunities throughout September. September 16 at 10 am, Crossroads volunteers will host a “Buckthorn Party” in ongoing efforts at buckthorn eradication.

  • Washington Island Hosts Annual Cider Pressing Party

    The annual Washington Island Farm Museum Cider Pressing Party will take place October 8 and 9 from 10 am to 4 pm both days. Families may bring their own apples to press or buy a bucket of apples for $4.

  • Hike in the Night at The Ridges

    The time between sunset and darkness is a great time for outdoor explorations. The Ridges Sanctuary will host “A Hike in the Night” on September 16. The program will begin at 6:30 pm at the Ridges’ Marshall Cabin (8288 Hwy Q, Baileys Harbor).

  • Algoma Hosts Annual Wet Whistle Wine Festival

    Wet Whistle Wine Festival 2011 will take place in heart of Algoma and feature a selection of food including the crowd favorite “Salute to Sausages.” This event will be held September 16 from 3 – 7 pm and September 17 from 10 am – 6 pm with music, wine tasting by von Stiehl Winery, and grape stomping.

  • Practice your Apple Picking Skills

    Tracy and I meander through the apple orchard of Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market on a sunny fall day. The almost-ripe apples dangle from the branches like ornaments on a Christmas tree, red and shiny.

  • Jackson Harbor Ridges – Island Gem

    Many years ago, sometime in the mid 1960s, I came to know a couple from Racine, Bob and Louise Erickson. They were camping at Toft Point and joined me on several of my guided hikes at The Ridges Sanctuary at Baileys Harbor.

  • Peninsula Players Perform “God of Carnage”

    God of Carnage made its Wisconsin première at Peninsula Players featuring actors Joe Foust, Maggie Carney, Karen Janes Woditsch and Kevin McKillip. In addition to the production, Peninsula Players will host free seminars and backstage tours, as well as two Sunday 4 pm matinee performances: October 9 and 16.

  • For Guyz in Dinner Jackets Perform at Sturgeon Bay’s TAP

    Four Guyz in Dinner Jackets will take the stage at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) on September 24 at 7:30 pm. Their brand new show, “A Look Back,” highlights the best of the Four Guyz from their past eight years together.

  • Composer Topliff Releases “Door County Retreat”

    Minnesota Composer and Pianist Neal A. Topliff will be releasing two special compilation CDs entitled Door County Retreat – Volume One and Door County Retreat – Volume Two.

  • Door County’s Bjorklunden Hosts Free Cello Concert

    Lawrence University's Bjِrklunden will host a concert September 25 at 1:30 pm. Attendees will join current and former cello students from the Conservatory of Music at Lawrence University for an afternoon of fine music.

  • Playing Piano for a Worthy Cause

    The community is invited to attend a concert featuring pianists Judy and Carl Jackson on September 18 at 7 pm at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay.

  • Buckets of Rain Buckets of Success

    Tommy Burroughs, Katie Dahl, Rich Higdon, Jeanne Kuhns, Eric Lewis and Patrick Palmer performed Bob Dylan songs to sold-out crowds during the Buckets of Rain concert series at Woodwalk Gallery.

  • Door County Sports Schedule

    GIBRALTAR HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS • Football Sept. 16 @ Reedsville, 7 pm Sept. 23 vs. St. Mary’s Central, 7 pm • Gibraltar/Sevastopol Soccer Sept. 19 @ Kewaunee, 4:30 pm Sept. 22 vs. Wrightstown, 6:30 pm • Volleyball Sept. 19 @ Kewaunee, 4:30 pm Sept. 22 vs. Wrightstown, 6:30 pm • Cross Country Sept. 10 @ […]

  • Ahnapee Trail Century

    The Friends of the Ahnapee State Trail will host the second annual Ahnapee Trail Century Ride, a noncompetitive bicycle tour for all ages. The event on September 24 will offer 8-, 13-, 32-, 64-, and 100-mile routes through cedar wetlands, farm fields, orchards and woodlands surrounding Luxemburg, Casco, Algoma, Kewaunee, and Sturgeon Bay.

  • Ahnapee Hill Cleaning Services Donated Cleaning to CCDC

    • The Community Clinic of Door County (CCDC) recently received free window cleaning from Ahnapee Hill Cleaning Services. When Executive Director Laura Moeller contacted Ahnapee Hill Cleaners for an estimate on what it would cost to have the clinic’s windows thoroughly cleaned, owner John Hill said he would contact the clinic with an estimate.

  • Golf Outing Benefits DoorCANcer

    President Mike Lautenbach of the Door County Tavern League presented Chris Nelson of DoorCANcer with a check for $600 from their June golf outing at Cherry Hills.

  • Fall Luncheon Preparations

    Pastor Bruce Foster of Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church adds finishing touches on the croissants to be served at this fall's luncheon on October 1 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at the church.

  • Article posted Thursday, September 15, 2011 9:35am

    Regal in her longhaired pristine white coat, Sophie exudes dignity and patience after more than 18 months at the Door County Humane Society. Because of her owner’s failing health, Sophie was surrendered to the shelter in early March 2010.

  • White Gull Inn of Door County Named Among Top 10

    • Everett Potter of Travel + Leisure magazine listed The White Gull Inn of Fish Creek at one of the 10 Best Hotels for Fall Colors.

  • Door County’s Business Balance

    For years business and civic leaders in Door County have lamented the lack of quality year 'round jobs in the community. When the topic comes up, inevitably the conversation turns to wishful thinking

  • Leo Kottke: Man and His Guitar at the Door Community Auditorium

    Leo Kottke returns to the Door Community Auditorium Sunday, Sept. 18.

  • The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations

    We must raise the ceiling of our expectations for our daughters.

  • High Tech Mobile Training Lab Comes to Door County

    Members of the CNC Regional Training Committee will unveil and offer tours of the new Computer Integrated Manufacturing Mobile Lab on Monday, Sept. 12, from 11 am - 1 pm in the front entrance parking lot at Sturgeon Bay High School.

  • The Lexicon of 9/11

    The 9/11 attacks and the American response created its own language. In the days, weeks and years to follow a lexicon of 9/11 emerged, its words weaving their way into everyday speech and use in pop culture.

  • Race for State Senate Takes Shape

    A look at the news of the past week in Door county in brief.

  • CNC Mobile Lab Coming to County

    A look at the news to come in Door County.

  • “We Endured the Blow”: A New Yorker’s Recounting of 9/11

    Ken Silber recalls the morning of 9/11 as he experienced it from Manhattan's upper west side, and says America weathered the storm remarkably well.

  • 9/11 Attacks Hit Home for Door County Emergency Responders

    When terrorists brought down the towers of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, killing 341 firefighters and paramedics, 23 police officers, and 37 Port Authority officers, the emotional impact reverberated far beyond the New York City limits.