Volume 17 Issue 28 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Trail Ride for Scholarships

    Around 8:30 am Sunday, Oct. 9, trucks pulling horse trailers will start arriving at Mary and Philip Bley’s farm on County Highway T in West Jacksonport for the annual Door County 4-H Horse & Pony Project Trail Ride.

  • Wulf Bros. Heats Up Home for Sturgeon Bay Couple

    As hundreds of Door County residents put their chainsaws to work clearing debris from a destructive Sept. 29 wind storm, employees of Wulf Brothers put their own clean-up needs aside to donate their time to a couple in need.

  • Door County Triathlon donates $60,000 to charity

    A look at the news coming up in Door County.

  • The Mathematics of Making Mistakes

    During the past week I’ve been thinking about mistakes. I believe that this thought process originated from my lingering irritation with myself for an error I made in a column several issues ago (for those who missed it, I used the word “median” and the word “average” as though they were interchangeable).

  • Psychological Effects of Botox and New Alzheimer’s Studies

    A person who has had facial injections of Botox may have a diminished ability to read others’ emotions in face-to-face interactions, and two new Alzheimer’s Disease studies are making news.

  • Seattle Weekly’s Tribute to Soldiers

    A look at the world in numbers.

  • Thank You to Town Crew and Fire Department Members

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

  • Emilia-Romagno: Lambrusco

    This week we head back to Italy to take a closer look at the wine region known as Emilia-Romagna. Located northwest of Tuscany, the highly fertile Emilia-Romagna area stretches across Italy from the Adriatic Sea in the east to its western border with the Liguria wine region.

  • Congratulations Paula Symons

    To serve is a joy to a chosen few so Sevastopol rejoice in your find. In school the staff will announce on cue, “We love Paula; she’s one of a kind.” Arrived from the UP twelve years gone by, found the county so vibrant and rich.

  • Pumpkin Patch Schedule

    Saturday, October 8 • 9am – 4:30pm: Silent Auction • 10am – 2pm: Used Book Sale • 10am – 4pm: Face Painting • 10am – 4pm: Artist Appearances at Dovetail Gallery • 10am – 5pm: Arts & Crafts Vendors, Carnival Rides, Inflatables, Horse-drawn Hay Rides, Free Kids Games & Activities • 10am – 6pm: Art […]

  • Overheards, Shout Outs, & Pet Peeves

    “Shout out to all the power company, public service and tree company employees (and any others) that did such a monumental task in getting Door County back under power!"

  • Article posted Thursday, October 6, 2011 10:12am

    Question: Stone from which Door County quarry was shipped to rebuild Chicago following the Great Chicago Fire in 1871?

  • Article posted Thursday, October 6, 2011 10:11am

    Libra (September 23 – October 22): You are about as graceful as a burlap-clad three-legged racer, but you make up for your clumsiness by keeping a very tidy silverware drawer.

  • Be A Fall Fest Mad Hatter!

    Dust off your raspberry berets, Mexican sombreros and bonnets, and give them some flair for the Peninsula Pulse/ Sister Bay Advancement Association Fall Fest Hat Contest.

  • Article posted Thursday, October 6, 2011 10:08am

    Dear Miss Manners, I'm proud to announce that I'm a 20 percent tipper when it comes to eating meals out. Whether the server is good, bad or indifferent, it's my belief that they're providing a service and performing a job that most people wouldn't want to.


    His team may have faltered, or collapsed – or, well, collapsed in epic fashion – but that didn't stop Pulse founder Dave Eliot, a Massachusetts native, from showing his love for the Red Sox the morning after they were eliminated from the playoff race on the final day of the regular season.

  • Stretch of the Week

    An excellent yoga posture for the hips, Crescent Lunge also strengthens the legs and brings awareness to overall posture and balance. Begin standing with feet a few inches apart.

  • Helping Door County Live Better

    The Door County YMCA annual fall Community Health Fair will take place October 25. The public is invited to attend the free event, learn about living a healthy lifestyle and pick-up tips on how they can address any existing health concerns.

  • Sister Bay’s Ecology Sports Chosen for Patagonia’s Philanthropic Program

    Ecology Sports in Sister Bay has been selected by their vendor Patagonia Footwear to participate in a two-week philanthropic program. From October 14 – 30, for every pair of Patagonia Footwear sold by Ecology Sports, Patagonia will donate funds to the Wisconsin River Alliance.

  • Getting to Know Essential Oils

    Since traveling in Central America, Tea Tree Oil has become a vital presence in my medicine cabinet. It was an absolute lifesaver for itchy fly bites while gardening in the tropics.

  • Bayview Bridge Work Pushed to 2013

    A look at the news coming up in Door County.

  • A Word About Writing

    “Sleep on your writing; take a walk over it; scrutinize it of a morning; review it of an afternoon; digest it after a meal; let it sleep in your drawer a twelvemonth; never venture a whisper about it to your friend, if he be an author especially."

  • Wisconsin Celebrates Poetry

    The Friends of Lorine Niedecker are hosting the Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival from October 14 – 16 in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. The goal of the Poetry Festival is to celebrate Wisconsin poetry.

  • Pumpkin Patch Schedule

    Saturday, October 8 • 9am – 4:30pm: Silent Auction • 10am – 2pm: Used Book Sale • 10am – 4pm: Face Painting • 10am – 4pm: Artist Appearances at Dovetail Gallery • 10am – 5pm: Arts & Crafts Vendors, Carnival Rides, Inflatables, Horse-drawn Hay Rides, Free Kids Games & Activities • 10am – 6pm: Art Day for Animals at Hands On Art Studio • 11am – 1pm: Randy Peterson – Children's Musician • 11am – 2pm: Modern Day Drifters • 11am – 3pm: Bruce Hetzler – Roaming Magician • 12pm: Display Winners Announced • 1 – 4pm: Carol Johnson – Storyteller • 2 – 5:30pm: Mango Brothers – Jimmy Buffet Tribute • 7pm: Haunted Trolley Pub Crawl at Carrington Pub & Grill • 7:30pm: God of Carnage at Peninsula Players • 7:30 pm: The Spitfire Grill at American Folklore Theatre • 9 pm: Karaoke at Casey's BBQ & Smokehouse • 9 pm: Karaoke at Carrington Pub & Grill • 10 pm: Dave Steffen Band at Mojo Rosa's Sunday, October 9 • 10am – 1:15pm: Mighty Mouth – Rock & Blues • 10am – 4pm: Face Painting • 10am – 5pm: Arts & Crafts Vendors, Carnival Rides, Inflatables, Horse-drawn Hay Rides, Free Kids Games & Activities • 12 – 3pm: Carol Johnson – Storyteller • 1:15 – 1:45pm: UW – Madison Marching Band • 1:45 – 4:30pm: Big Mouth & The Power Tool Horns – Rock & Blues • 3pm: Door County Maritime Museum Canoe Raffle Drawing • 5:15pm: "I Spy" Scarecrow Contest Winner Announced • 7:30pm: God of Carnage at Peninsula Players • 7:30 pm: The Spitfire Grill at American Folklore Theatre For more information, call 920.

  • The Rare, the Antique, the Arcane

    Steven Link sits on a stool surrounded by heaps of books – stacks and stacks of assorted titles – an orderly chaos that appears quite similar to the telephone booth pouring with books in the front window display that overlooks Third Avenue in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Cherry Land Chapters

    “Oh, Humphrey Bogart,” Amber’s mother sighs on the other end of the line. “Still, I don’t get it – he’s not as good looking as the other guy,” Amber studies the cover of Casablanca, the film she turned off minutes earlier.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 337

    South Dakota poet Leo Dangel has written some of the best and truest poems about rural life that I’m aware of. Here’s a fine one about a chance discovery.

  • Door County Triathlon Donates $60,000 to Charity

    The Door County Triathlon made $60,000 in donations to county non-profits. The triathlon’s board voted to donate $30,000 each to Door County YMCA and to the Friends of Door County Parks.

  • Doors Open to Sunset Hill Development

    Action Realty and the Door County Economic Development Corporation held a ribbon cutting and open house for the Sunset Hills #2 workforce housing development in Sturgeon Bay Oct. 4.

  • Prioritizing Power

    The widespread damage caused by the Sept. 29 windstorm knocked out power for up to three days for some Door County residents and forced Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) to put its emergency response plan into service to get the lights back on for 12,500 peninsula residents.

  • Emergency Supply Kit Basics

    The following is the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s suggested materials for a basic emergency supply kit to get you through three days in the event of an emergency.

  • Art All Around

    Sidle over, cows of Chicago. Swim to the side, sturgeons of Sturgeon Bay. Public art is alive and well in the Village of Egg Harbor, bolstered by the first ordinance of its kind in the county which promotes and funds public art.

  • Furney’s Mystical Raku at Santa Fe Shop in Fish creek

    At the age of nine, Joyce Furney knew that one day she would be an artist. Today, her masterful Raku pieces can be seen at the Santa Fe Shop in Fish Creek.

  • Ekholm Unveils Autumn Series

    Judi Ekholm recently completed a new series of oil paintings, entitled “In Anticipation of Autumn.” The collection can be seen at her working studio/gallery space in Fish Creek.

  • A New Era for newARTS

    As a part of a comprehensive planning process, the Northeastern Wisconsin Arts Council (newARTS) is seeking creative input from the community in which it serves.

  • 36th Juried Annual Exhibit Award Winners

    The Miller Art Museum 36th Juried Annual Exhibition is the result of the annual competition among two-dimensional artists from northeast Wisconsin with 43 pieces in watercolor, photography, oil, pastel and mixed media works created by 40 artists.

  • Amish Quilt Show & Craft Sale

    The 14th Annual Amish Quilt and Holiday Craft Show will be held at Mr. G's Hall from October 7 – 9, from 9 am – 7 pm on Friday, and 9 am – 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

  • First Friday Artwalk Scheduled in Sturgeon Bay

    In hopes of starting a community tradition in Sturgeon Bay, HELP of Door County, Inc. is working with downtown businesses to pilot First Friday Artwalk gatherings.

  • Rob Comstock Builds Adirondack Guideboat

    Rob Comstock, a professional woodworker who has spent a major portion of his career producing 18th century furniture, has embarked on a different voyage within his medium of choice.

  • Tessoro Jewelry Trunk Show at Edgewood Orchard

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will be hosting a jewelry trunk show for jeweler Deborah Bushinski and her Tessoro jewelry collection, which features salvaged birch bark, reclaimed copper and semi-precious stones, from Oct. 8 through Oct. 10 from 10 am – 5 pm each day.

  • Door County Art League Celebrates Successful Season

    The Gallery of the Door County Art League, coordinated by Penny Pfister and Sherry Mutchler, will close its season at the Top of the Hill Shops in Fish Creek on October 16.

  • The Ridges Hosts Early Birders Program and Creatures of the Night Hike

    The next Early Birders program at The Ridges Sanctuary will focus on bird migration. The program will take place October 8 at 10 am at The Ridges’ Marshall Cabin in Baileys Harbor.

  • Sister Bay Farm Market Features Woodcarving Demonstration

    The final Farm Market hosted by the Sister Bay Historical Society will take place October 8 at their Corner of the Past Museum grounds. Woodcarver Gary Dooly will present the Heritage Demonstration in the Koessl Barn as part of the morning’s activities.

  • Door County’s Crossroads Presents Dramatization of Great Peshtigo Fire

    It is no coincidence that Fire Prevention Week begins on October 9, the anniversary of the second day of both the Great Peshtigo Fire and the Great Chicago Fire.

  • Building a Beautiful Garden

    The 32 students who attended The Clearing’s September workshop “Building a Beautiful Garden” were dedicated gardeners, as they were already thinking about next year’s garden while the effects of Northern Door’s summer drought lingered on.

  • Gibraltar Talks Presents “The Caves of the Door Peninsula”

    October 13 Gibraltar Talks will present “The Caves of the Door Peninsula,” featuring two lifelong cavers – Bob and Dave Bultman. Their PowerPoint slideshow will highlight the geology of the rock beneath Door County, discuss cave formations and the county’s drinking water.

  • Beyond Oktoberfest

    As the leaves turn colors, so does the beer trend. People’s palate shifts from light beers with hints of citrus and anything sparkling to darker brews.

  • Door County’s The Cookery Presents Fall Music Series

    The Cookery’s Wine Bar will continue its fall music series during the month of October on Friday nights. The line up will start off on October 7 with guitar and mandolin duo, The Nicks.

  • The Famed Fifth Quarter

    Referred to as the band’s “most beloved tradition,” the Fifth Quarter has made the University of Wisconsin – Madison Marching Band, and their musical antics, a household name throughout the state and the country.

  • Shepherd of the Bay Features “Classical Pops”

    Organist Naomi Rowley will present a program of favorite “classical pops” for organ at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church on October 8 at 7 pm. The congregation and community are invited to attend.

  • Peninsula Players Host Post-Show Discussion with HELP of Door County

    The fast, furious and very funny Tony Award-winning God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, is now on stage at Peninsula Players through October 16.

  • Wacky Wednesday Offers Chance for All to Enjoy “Shakespeare (Abridged!)”

    Door Shakespeare invites everyone, especially the ‘locals,’ to join in the frivolity of its first-ever fall season offering, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)! by presenting a Wacky Wednesday performance on October 12.

  • Record Boxelder Tree Sparks Climbing Memories

    Trees were very important to my three brothers, my little sister and me during our childhoods in Kewaunee. My dad was very good with planting and maintaining fruit trees on our property, and those whose fruit we thoroughly enjoyed included Montmorency Tart Cherry, Yellow Sweet Cherry, Sekul Pear (a high favorite), Bartlet Pear (two trees), Macintosh Apple (three), and another favorite, Green Gage Plum (two).

  • Upcoming Door County Sports Events

    HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS GIBRALTAR HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS • FootballOct. 7 vs. N.E.W., 7 pmOct. 14 @ Hilbert, 7 pm • Gibraltar/Sevastopol SoccerOct. 7 vs. Algoma, 6:30 pm at Baileys Harbor • VolleyballOct. 11 @ Algoma, 7 pmOct. 15 @ Sturgeon Bay (Conference), 10 am • Cross CountryOct. 7 @ Luxemburg Casco, 4 pmOct. 13 Conference […]

  • Fish Creek Athlete Excels at Soccer

    Devan Schultz, daughter of Scott and Kathy Schultz of Fish Creek, is a member of the U-18 Wisconsin Youth Soccer State Cup Championship team, ASC-FC GB.

  • Golf Tip

    There are eight steps to taking it to the course, and steps one through four (the cue, visualize your shot, make practice swing and pick an intermediate target) were printed last week. Here are steps five through eight to help you polish your game of golf.

  • Door County Golfer Profile: Mark Hill

    Years playing: My father taught me the game and my swing around the summer of 1970.

  • Door County Named Best Weekend Getaway

    Midwest Golfing Magazine has named Door County the “Best Weekend Getaway” in the publication’s sixth Annual Editor’s Choice Awards. The announcement came in the magazine’s recently released Fall 2011 issue.

  • Results and Short Shots

    RESULTS Cherry Hill’s Big Cup 1st place (58): Sue Burlo, Paul Burlo, Pete Franklin and Tim Minkin 2nd place (59): Tod Olson, Carl Beckstrom, Eric Fairchild and Pat Cuculi 3rd place (60): Jason Fuller, Justin Borkovetz, Matt Ash and Corey Ash SHORT SHOTS Cherry Hills Top Scores for the Week Carl Beckstrom 79 Sue Burlo […]

  • United Way of Door County Hosts 16th Annual Chefs for a Day

    • The 16th Annual Chefs for a Day event will take place October 15 at Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. Doors will open at 6 pm and volunteer servers will be distributing hors d’oeuvres from 6:30 – 7:15 pm.

  • Blessed Alpacas

    Father Hillman recently blessed two beautiful alpacas at The Episcopal Church of Christ the King in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Photo submitted by Cathy Laba.

  • Article posted Wednesday, October 5, 2011 10:53am

    It’s Pumpkin Patch weekend, so sharing the spotlight are two stray cats from the Town of Egg Harbor. Hippa arrived at the shelter in June 2010, where she has made herself known as a socially sassy cat.

  • Sturgeon Bay Teen Tells Her Story of Domestic Violence

    “There was always a lot of fighting before one of the biggest [fights] when we left the first time,” Jane* recalls. “That was when my mom tricked me into leaving home with her for the shelter."

  • The Linden Centre Highlighted in Documentary

    • Brian Linden from Linden Gallery and The Linden Centre were recently highlighted in a Hollywood produced documentary about China. The film, Dali- Love at First Sight, was directed by Chris D. Nebe, president of Monarex Hollywood Corporation.

  • Door County Triathlon Donates $60,000 to Charity

    The Door County Triathlon made $60,000 in donations to county non-profits. The triathlon’s board voted to donate $30,000 each to Door County YMCA and to the Friends of Door County Parks.

  • Broken Poles Slowed Door County Power Restoration

    The Thursday, Sept. 29 windstorm that rattled the Door Peninsula with winds of up to 70 miles per hour knocked out power to 12,500 residents and caused hundreds of individual outages.

  • Door County’s Bayview Bridge Closure Pushed from 2012 to 2013

    The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that work on Sturgeon Bay’s Bayview Bridge in Door County, originally scheduled for 2012, has been rescheduled to early spring 2013.

  • Ferry Line gets grant to repower Robert Noble

    Door County news in brief from last week.

  • Sevastopol budget work session Oct. 6

    Door County news to come.

  • What about Frontier and DSL?

    Frontier's DSL rollout has been delayed as the company re-enforces it data backhaul.

  • What’s Up With the New Power Lines In Sturgeon Bay?

    Visitors to Door County may be jarred by the new welcome mat they find as they cross Sturgeon Bay’s Bayview Bridge. Waiting for them along the Hwy 42/57 bypass is a new line of industrial, rust-colored transmission towers installed by the American Transmission Company (ATC).

  • Cellcom Preps for Next Generation Technology

    Cellcom announced in August that it would build a fiber network from Green Bay to Gills Rock to expand its wireless network, increase data capacity and improve its high-speed internet service.

  • Searching for Signal in Door County

    If you have a friend who has visited the peninsula carrying a phone with an AT&T mobile plan, you’ve heard the complaints of spotty service, dropped calls, and a common refrain – “I hate AT&T."

  • One Cat At a Time

    To pet owners, getting their furry friends spayed or neutered is a cost they are happy to pay, but for Door County residents trying to control the feral cat population, the financial costs outweigh the benefits.

  • Epic Poem Bridges Door County Schools, Students

    In a mythical land known as Rock Island, students from Washington Island and Sevastopol joined together in celebration of the Olde English tale Beowulf, recreating the anonymously-written epic in a period setting Sept. 21.

  • AFT Postpones Fred Alley Tribute Till Saturday

    Due to a power outage in Fish Creek, tonight's American Folklore Theatre performance and Opening Night Gala have been rescheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, Oct.

  • Beyond Preservation: Ridges Sanctuary’s New Vision

    The Ridges Sanctuary hopes to build a new interpretive center, but it must raise another $150,000 by Oct. 26 to buy the property.