Volume 17 Issue 31 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Globe Skimmers and Blue Gold

    • An amazing dragonfly, found worldwide, is called the “Wandering Glider” (Pantala flavescens) or the “Globe Skimmer.” This is the long-distance flyer of the insect world thanks to its broad hind-wings, powerful wing muscles, and stamina.

  • Appliance Recycling and Proposed Budget

    Welcome to the Notes from the Grove, providing Liberty Grove residents and visitors tid bits of information about goings on in town government. • The computer and household appliance recycling program has been so successful that the Town Board has decided to continue with the program in 2012.

  • By the Numbers

    $335,326,478,700 Total equalized value of residential property in Wisconsin in 2002

  • The “First” Thanksgiving

    As regular readers of this column know, I have an abiding interest in the history and traditions of holidays. And given my interest, it probably surprises no one that this time of year is a favorite of mine, if for no other reason than that I always have plenty to write about in this column.

  • De Pere Couple Wins NDCC Raffle

    • Sister Bay’s Northern Door Children’s Center (NDCC) has raffled an automobile donated by Judith Blazer annually since 2004. This year’s raffle featured a copper 2012 Fiat 500 valued at $21,000.

  • Article posted Wednesday, November 9, 2011 1:03pm

    There’s a veteran cat named Virgil who often perches at the entrance door, staring intently as visitors enter the shelter. He’s been waiting since early February for that family or single person who wants a spunky cat and will never, ever in a million years, have a dog.

  • Harvest Festival Car Show Donates Proceeds

    Trudy Herbst (left), development director at the Door County Maritime Museum, and Laura Moeller (right), executive director of the Community Clinic of Door County received checks from Mike Gilson, treasurer of the Old Bolts Car Club.

  • Pulse Family Thanksgiving: Main Course

    My little sister Meg Goettelman, owner of Steep Creek Farm, is quite the cook. Not only does she grow all the ingredients she can, but she also knows how to make things taste amazing! This is a new addition to our Thanksgiving table, but it will definitely be part of our traditions into the future!

  • Pulse Family Thanksgiving: Dessert

    All three layers of pumpkin bars are divine on their own – there is the flaky crust, the creamy, classic pumpkin pie filling, and the crispy and sweet topping that combine to make a tasty Thanksgiving dessert.

  • Pulse Family Thanksgiving: Appetizers

    On Thanksgiving, snack food plays an important role. This recipe for artichoke dip comes together quickly (especially if you make the homemade mayonnaise in advance) and satiates with its hearty cheesiness.

  • Pulse Family Thanksgiving: Intro

    When it comes to the holiday food making frenzy, we often get stuck in our ways and resort to the same, tried-and-true menu items. Substitute one of these recipes from Pulse staffers for a little variation this year and bring new fabulous flavors to the Thanksgiving table.

  • Green Quote

    “Edible: Good to eat and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.”

  • Tis the Season to Stay Fit

    Halloween officially started the season of treats and holiday celebrations – a time that many individuals let go of their healthy habits and gain a few extra pounds.

  • Article posted Wednesday, November 9, 2011 11:47am

    Dear Mary Pat, I always feel kind of blue this time of year. I don't totally dislike cold weather, but somehow, November is always a shock to my system.

  • Article posted Wednesday, November 9, 2011 11:45am

    Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): A fragrance similar to leftover Jell-O and barbeque sauce will have you Scorpios turning heads all around town this month.

  • Article posted Wednesday, November 9, 2011 11:43am

    Question: Where was the first log cabin built by non-Native Americans?

  • Beaujolais and Thanksgiving Turkey

    With the third Thursday in November right around the corner, the wine world will soon turn its attention to the release of the 2011 vintage Beaujolais Nouveau.

  • Overheards & Obsessions

    “You're almost done! 3.1 miles is like a fart.”

  • Congratulations Sara “Steve” Zander, Renee Iding, and Del “Pikle” Olson

    Great scholars have posed this question for years; of great scientists and thinkers galore: “Name man’s greatest invention throughout all of time.” Well, I say it’s the convenience store.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 340

    I like birds, and poems about birds, and several years ago I co-edited an anthology of bird poems called The Poets Guide to the Birds. I wish Judith Harris had written this lovely description of a mockingbird in time for us to include it, but it’s brand new.

  • A Word About Writing

    “A word is not the same with one writer as with another."

  • Door County’s Untitled Bookstore Hosts Poetry Reading

    Untitled Used & Rare Books will host “The ‘Untitled’ Poetry Reading” on the third Thursday of each month. The bookstore will kick off this new Sturgeon Bay poetry tradition with a dessert potluck followed by an evening of poetry on Nov. 17.

  • A Ghostly Tale of the Paranormal

    From the creative mind of Door County author Jeff Steinberg comes an original, new comic play of the supernatural set in Door County. Buttercup: The Butchered Bovine of Baileys Harbor features murder, intrigue, romance, and a cow!

  • Autumn Colors

    A point in the year passes when the outdoor report no longer mentions the fall color encouraging the tourist to visit the north woods. The index here is fashion-show colors, Crayola box colors, those lit-fuse colors of October, not November colors.

  • Cherry Land Chapters

    Amber leans against the bar, munching on cheese curds, skimming through a recent issue of Us Weekly. She’s not eating because she particularly wants to, or needs to, but because it’s fall and the restaurant is slow – no more silverware to roll, no more ketchup bottles to fill.

  • Door County UUF Screens “Fixing the Future”

    Fixing the Future, a PBS documentary of hopeful people taking positive actions to pull together in the wake of 2008's financial meltdown, will be screened Nov. 15 at 4:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim.

  • Kiwanis Club Presents Third Travelogue Program

    Nov. 18, the Kiwanis Club of Northern Door is sponsoring an ‘all-you-can-eat’ fish fry from 4 – 7 pm at the Mink River Basin in Ellison Bay. The annual dinner is the club’s primary event for funding the Kiwanis’ scholarship program.

  • “Forks Over Knives” Opens Green Door Film Society Series

    Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr.’s research not only convinced former president Bill Clinton to treat his heart disease in a new way, but it also led to the production of a life-changing documentary film, Forks Over Knives, which will be screened at the first of this season's meetings of the Green Door Film Society on Nov. 17.

  • Door County Idol Hosts Open Auditions

    Open auditions for the 2012 Door County Idol competition at the Door Community Auditorium will take place the week of November 14 at area high schools.

  • Anya Kopischke Performs at Base Camp

    Anya Kopischke, a singer/songwriter, actress and junior at Gibraltar High School, will perform at Base Camp Coffee Bar on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2 pm. Drawing from her theatre background, Kopischke’s performances dwell on the dramatic side.

  • Glas Open Mic Moves to Fridays

    Open Mic at Glas has moved to the first Friday of every month. The showcase of original music kicked off its new schedule Nov. 4, in coordination with First Friday Artwalks in Sturgeon Bay.

  • DC Deli Hosts Dinner-Folk Night

    Nov. 19, the DC Deli in Sister Bay will host a night of dinner-folk and folk-rock fun with local musicians Mark Raddatz, Seth Raddatz and Marybeth Mattson, accompanied by the Deli’s delicious home cooking.

  • Great Albums for the Open Road

    When the season ends, I tend to need to put a bit of road between my tires and where I’ve been all summer. Becoming a semi-migratory worker in Door County, I spend good stretches on the road splitting my time between city and country.

  • Construct Bird Feeders at Ridges’ “Early Birders Club”

    Tips and tricks to get started in bird feeding will be discussed at the next “Early Birders Club” program at the Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor. The program will take place Nov. 12.

  • Sister Bay Hosts “Capture the Spirit”

    The public is welcome to warm up their holiday spirit, tune up their caroling voices, bundle up the kids and join the festivities at Sister Bay’s Capture the Spirit event Nov. 25 and 26.

  • Crossroads Hosts Antique Appraisal Event

    The Door County Historical Society is hosting an Antique Appraisal Event at the Crossroads at Big Creek on Nov. 19 from 1 – 4 pm as a fundraiser for the Maintenance Fund of the Historical Village.

  • Sturgeon Bay Celebrates the Holiday Season

    The holiday season will get underway in Sturgeon Bay Nov. 18 – 20. Christmas by the Bay will begin with the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Clock Tower on Third Avenue on Friday.

  • Pileated – The Good God Woodpecker

    I came out of the U.S. Army in 1955, began teaching in Madison, joined the Audubon Club there and, along with some expert birders, saw my very first crow-sized Pileated Woodpecker.

  • Sturgeon Bay’s TAP Presents Daddy D

    Daddy D and the gang will kick off Christmas by the Bay at the Third Avenue Playhouse Nov. 17 at 7:30 pm. The musical comedy revue will be traditional, touching and funny – perfect for the whole family!

  • Door Concert, Inc. Features International Chamber Soloists

    Door Concert, Inc. will present famed violinist Dmitri Berlinsky leading 12 string soloists as part of their current concert series. The performance will take place at the United Methodist Church in Sturgeon Bay on Nov. 14.

  • American Folklore Theatre Performs “Guys On Ice” in Madison

    Wisconsin born and based musical Guys On Ice, produced and presented by Door County's famed American Folklore Theatre (AFT), will take up residence in The Playhouse at Overture Center for the Arts in Madison from Nov. 29 through Dec. 18.

  • Isadoora Announces Auditions for “Striking 12”

    Isadoora Theatre Company will host auditions for their winter musical Striking 12, featuring music by Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Milburn (of the band GrooveLily) and book by Rachel Sheinkin (Tony award-winner for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee).

  • A Way with a Chainsaw: Dennis Nellis

    The first time I met Dennis Nellis, he stopped by my house on his bicycle, accompanied by his granddaughter Riley. Riley and my daughter, classmates at Southern Door, ran off to play together and Dennis took a look at our ancient willow, which was sporting a large and stubborn broken limb, damaged in a recent storm.

  • iPad Painting Demonstration and Gallery Talk at PSA

    On Nov. 19 the featured artists of the exhibition "30 Paintings / 30 Days" at Peninsula School of Art (PSA) in Fish Creek will share their processes and experiences as they relate to the exhibition with an iPad painting demonstration and gallery talk.

  • Bowl Making Begins

    The public is invited to create ceramic bowls free of charge for Peninsula School of Art's (PSA) annual philanthropic SOUP! project, on Nov. 17 from 12 – 4 pm at the Sevastopol Town Hall, located at 4528 S. Highway 57, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Holiday Gift Ideas in Jacksonport

    The Jacksonport Craft Cottage showcases many area artists and craftsmen who work in a variety of media, from prints to handcrafted gifts in fiber, wood and glass.

  • Elkholm Painting Graces New Facility

    “Together Again,” an oil on linen painting by Judi Ekholm of Fish Creek, was recently purchased for the new Emergency Center at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, Wis.

  • The “Mariner”

    Jeff Olson recently completed “Mariner,” a piece in limestone that is expected to be installed at the Egg Harbor Marina in the spring of 2012.

  • “Deck the Halls with Art”

    As its 25th anniversary year draws to a close, the Door County Art League (DCAL) will celebrate its history and traditions with a winter/holiday-themed exhibit entitled “Deck the Halls with Art” from Nov. 12 to Dec. 28 at the Miller Art Museum.

  • Comstock Featured in Neville Annual Exhibition

    The Neville Public Museum opened the highly competitive 67th Art Annual Juried Exhibition on Nov. 5, an exhibit featuring some of the finest, regional artwork.

  • DCVB Releases 2012 Visitor Guide Cover

    • The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) unveiled the cover of their 2012 visitor guide during the tourism marketing organization’s 86th annual meeting at the Landmark Resort in Egg Harbor.

  • Sexting: Technology presents new challenges

    Today cell phones are as much a part of some teens as their arms and legs. Unlike older generations whose first cell phones had only calling capabilities, teenagers today can call, text, email, and even go on Facebook with their phones.

  • Sobering Roads

    A grant will help Door County fund a new tactic in the fight to reduce its number of repeat drunk drivers.

  • The Language of Sexual Misconduct

    First off, it must be pointed out that in order to understand the language of sexual misconduct, context is everything. Depending upon where you hear the word or phrase, its meaning may be radically different.

  • Two businesses, one non-profit stung at Fall Fest

    Three vendors and their employees received citations from the Door County Sheriff’s Department Fall Fest weekend after the employees sold alcohol to minors.

  • Business Owners Get Concealed Carry Primer

    On Nov. 1, Wisconsin became the 49th state to enact a concealed carry law. Business owners got a look at how it will affect them at a Buy Local meeting Nov. 1 in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Remember AIDS?

    There was a time, not so long ago, that the term "living with AIDS" would be considered an oxymoron. But Monday, Nov. 7, will mark the 14th year since NBA superstar Magic Johnson shocked the world with the announcement he had contracted the HIV virus.

  • Ridges Closes in On New Home

    The Ridges Sanctuary completed the purchase of the Sandpiper Restaurant in Baileys Harbor on Monday, Oct. 31, marking the first step toward a new future for Wisconsin's oldest private nature preserve.

  • Redefining Lucky

    “You’re lucky,” Annika Johnson tells her son, Bo. He has been diagnosed with leukemia. He’ll be stuck in the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin for the next six months, undergoing four rounds of chemotherapy.

  • Halloween is Lurking Around the Corner

    As ghosts and vampires get ready to roam the streets, the American Red Cross has tips to make this a frightfully safe Halloween.