Volume 18 Issue 16 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Spring’s Slow Maple Sap Run Affects Production

    Cherry growers aren’t the only ones who could benefit from Gov. Walker’s request for federal agricultural aid. The governor also asked for help for the state’s maple syrup producers, who suffered high losses due to this spring’s extreme weather.

  • Walker Requests Agricultural Disaster Declaration

    Wisconsin is looking to the federal government for help with this year’s fruit crop loss. Governor Walker requested a federal agricultural disaster declaration for the state, which, if approved, would make low-interest federal loans available to farmers whose orchards and vineyards were hit by the weird spring weather.

  • A Foundation of Helping People

    At only 24 years old, Jake Erickson has already crossed off a lot of life’s major milestones. This February, he landed his first big job as coordinator of the Door County Sexual Assault Center in Sturgeon Bay, and in late June he was lucky enough to marry and move in with the love of his life.

  • Athletes Can Handle the Heat

    Sean Ryan doesn’t expect this “year of heat” to adversely impact the July 21 and 22 Door County Triathlon in Egg Harbor. Ryan, the event’s director, isn’t downplaying the issues that extreme heat creates.

  • What Happened in Door County?

    • The Sturgeon Bay Common Council voted July 3 to award Baudhuin Inc. the contract for design work that includes construction of a stormwater detention pond behind The Neighborhood Pub and Grill.

  • What’s Coming Up in Door County?

    • The Ephraim coastal management committee will be discussing potentially increasing the number of slips and parking space at the Firehouse Marina. • The Ephraim plan committee will begin reviewing and rewriting the Village of Ephraim Code of Ordinances Chapter 12 – Licenses 12.

  • Twitterpated in Door

    There’s a lot of potential in 140 characters, something many local businesses and organizations have realized. “Twitter is much more conversational than any of the other social media platforms out there,” said Barbara Luhring (@barbaraluhring) of 3W Design Group.

  • Featured Stretch

    This is one of my favorite yoga poses because it provides a wonderful stretch for the hamstrings while keeping the spine supported by the floor. For people with certain types of back pain or disc problems, this pose can provide a safer alternative than seated hamstring stretches where the torso folds over the legs, putting strain on the vertebral discs.

  • A Few Facts & Figures

    71.2 Degrees, the average U.S. temperature during June 2.0 Degrees above the 20th century average, marking the 14th warmest June on record 6.4 Degrees above average in the state of Colorado during June, its warmest month on record 28 States east of the Rockies that recorded record warm temperatures from January through June 170 Number of all-time warm temperature records that were broken or tied during June 2.

  • Finding Zen in the Dirt

    Sometimes it’s hard to calm down and focus after a tough interview. Luckily for me, the best mode of relaxation is right outside the office and begging for attention.

  • Deportations on the Rise

    21,370 The number of federal border patrol agents, up 6,437 since 2007 396,906 Number of undocumented immigrants deported in 2011 1.5 million Number of immigrants President Barack Obama is on pace to deport by the end of his term, an 18 percent increase over President George W.

  • How NAFTA Helped Fuel Illegal Immigration

    NAFTA played a pivotal role in the surge in illegal immigration from Mexico to the United States, one with ripples still rolling into Door County.

  • Bleeding Baseball

    As he played Little League, Riley Spetz was an easy one to pick out. There were the huge first basemen, the tall, lanky young pitchers, and then Riley, the smallest kid on the diamond fielding groundballs like a veteran.

  • Tanck Named Scholar Athlete at Lakeland College

    Gibraltar Graduate Trevor Tanck of Baileys Harbor, who recently completed his freshman season with the Lakeland College football team, has been named a 2011-12 Northern Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete.

  • Sturgeon Bay Rowing Regatta

    The Sturgeon Bay Rowing Club (SBRC) is working hard to make the inaugural Sturgeon Bay Rowing Club Regatta, sanctioned by the U.S. Rowing Association, a quality experience for participants and for the Door County community on July 28.

  • DC Wave Takes Second in Shootout Tournament

    The United Soccer of Allouez DC Wave U14 Boys team placed 2nd in the Appleton Shootout Tournament on July 1.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 367

    I’ve lived on the Great Plains all my life, and if I ever left this region for too long, I would dearly miss it. This lovely poem by Carol Light, who lives in Washington state, reminds me of that.

  • Polyphemus Moth

    Tennyson, in his In Memorium, described moths as “the filmy shapes that haunt the dusk.” There is all likelihood that the nearly tropical-like weather of recent weeks has helped trigger a much larger show of moths than we’ve seen in the past several years.

  • Remembering Joe Garceau and Door County’s Name Recognition

    Joe Garceau died earlier this month and, per his wishes, there will be no service or celebration of his life. But I can’t let Joe go without sharing a few remembrances.

  • A Review: “Relative Strangers”

    Katherine Mansfield, the British writer who tried to free herself from “the tyranny of plot,” might admire Margaret Hermes’ short story collection Relative Strangers.

  • Honey Badgers and Cancer-causing Genes

    Indonesia not only has one of the world’s largest tropical forests, it is also one of the world’s top emitters of carbon pollution – mostly due to logging and converting this forestland to agriculture.

  • Article posted Thursday, July 12, 2012 10:25am

    40- Rank of Wisconsin in growth in the number of women-owned businesses from 1997 – 2012.

  • Location Change for Next Fire District Exploratory Committee

    Welcome to the Notes from the Grove, providing Liberty Grove residents and visitors tid bits of information about goings on in Town Government. Due to the regular meeting date for the town board falling on July 4 and a limited agenda, the board did not meet.

  • Weekend ReCAP

    1_ A decadent meal and hearty glass of wine: best way to welcome friends and family to the County of Door. My sister Holly made the trek from big city Minneapolis and our family friend, Paul, made the trek from big city Toronto to enjoy a weekend of catching up while gallivanting throughout the peninsula.

  • Recognizing Delmar Dahl

    First Baptist Church of Sister Bay recently celebrated the years of service Delmar Dahl has given to the church and community. In recognition of his retirement the church gave $2,800 to the “Partners in Compassion” capital campaign fund at Scandia Village in Dahl's honor.

  • The Charm of The Farm

    Hopping off Highway 57 to The Farm, I figured I knew what to expect. With my dad growing up on a farm, I had seen chickens and touched cows through wooden fences.

  • As Much a Love Letter as a Farce

    Like a lot of potential theatregoers, my time is pretty crunched. I work all day; I have meetings most nights, and my weekends are never long enough to get everything in.

  • Volunteer Voices

    Someone knew that Melissa Emery would be the perfect fit for the Door Kewaunee Business Education Partnership (DKBEP) board. Maybe it was the fact that she was raised and works in Door County and now lives in Kewaunee County.

  • A Street Performer’s Paradise

    You would not expect to hear the Christmas song favorite “Feliz Navidad” in the middle of a hot July day, but when my two high school friends and I decided to give street performing a shot, we quickly used up all of our other options.

  • Rumpled & Poised

    As summer bakes us, the only thing most of us want to do with our clothes is have as little as possible (and we guys want to see the ladies do the same).

  • Article posted Thursday, July 12, 2012 10:05am

    Time for kittens! There is a glorious abundance of kittens at the Door County Humane Society so whatever color, coat, sex, or temperament you seek, a kitten can be found to match.

  • “Salsa for the Shelter” in Sister Bay

    “Salsa for the Shelter,” the annual fundraiser for the Door County Humane Society, is scheduled for August 3 at Sister Bay’s Waterfront Park. “Salsa for the Shelter” is the most important fundraiser for the adoption-guarantee shelter.

  • CHIPs Continues at Northern Door YMCA

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Program (CHIPs) with the latest series of presentations covering "Your Mind, Your Memory and More.

  • Namur Belgian Heritage Foundation Fundraiser

    The Namur Belgian Heritage Foundation will host a fundraising event on July 22 at the Belgian Heritage Center in Brussels. There will be a rummage sale at noon, a performance by the Fairland Bluegrass Band at 2 pm, and an ice cream social.

  • Door County Historical Museum Hosts “Add to the Archives” Events

    The Door County Historical Museum, in conjunction with the Door County Archives, will hold a series of events entitled “Add to the Archives.” Each event focuses on a specific aspect of history.

  • Preserving & Collecting Wisconsin Art

    A statement from the President of the Art Institute of Chicago regarding its museum permanent collections is echoed by all who collect, conserve, and exhibit: “An art museum has no greater responsibility than to choose from among the many art works offered, those precious few that should enter its permanent collection."

  • Brilliant Stranger Holds Fundraiser Fashion Show

    On July 14, Brilliant Stranger hosts their 4th Annual Summer Street Fashion Show as a fundraiser for HELP of Door County. Join Brilliant Stranger and Hey Daisy for a day of summer fashion as eight summer looks are modeled on the street in front of the shops.

  • Door Peninsula to be Highlighted on German Public Television

    A German television production company recently completed filming in Door County as part of a four-week tour to highlight the Great Lakes region on German Public Television.

  • Blue Horse Café is Ready to Serve

    Blue Horse Café recently relocated to a spot across from the Fish Creek beach, and are ready to serve the best coffees, teas, sandwiches and smoothies.

  • fm 106.9 the Lodge Welcomes Jaime Forest

    fm 106.9 the Lodge announces the addition of Jaime Forest as the new Creative Director and Marketing Advisor. Forest comes to The Lodge with extensive experience, most recently as the Marketing Director with Door Peninsula Winery.

  • Moscato

    Of all the wine trends witnessed in recent years (think White Zin in the ‘80s and the rise of New Zealand-style Sauvignon Blanc in the past decade), none of them compare to the phenomenal growth in Moscato consumption that has occurred since 2009.

  • Article posted Wednesday, July 11, 2012 11:44am

    The first lighthouse on the Great Lakes was built on Rock Island in 1836. Who was its first keeper?

  • Congratulations to Paul Leline

    A quiet walk down a county road offering nature’s sweet allure, Then suddenly soft voices pass – oh wow! It’s a segway tour; With riders moving gracefully, so silent by design, In the lead is this week’s server, the multi-faceted Paul Leline.

  • Article posted Wednesday, July 11, 2012 11:35am

    Cancer (June 22 – July 22): Hollyhocks and daisies will send you a message if you pay close attention. Or, this horoscope will paraphrase it for you: stand up tall and spread your petals to show everyone your true beauty.

  • Overheard, Shout Outs and Pet Peeves

    Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud?

  • Article posted Wednesday, July 11, 2012 11:31am

    Dear Mary Pat, My husband and I have been married for eight years and we haven't been able to have a child yet. As you can imagine, it is a private situation and it sometimes has us discouraged.

  • Golf League Results

    Recent league results from around the county.

  • Door County Golfer Profile: Mike Barry

    Mike Barry says his fantasy foursome are his grandchildren when they reach adulthood.


    Will Koelpien gives his new puppy, Summer, a squeeze during a recent camping trip near Forestville.

  • The Cheese Insider

    As I described in a previous article, the artisan cheese movement is driven by two types of cheesemakers: the cheesemaker who has deep family roots in the industry, and the “new generation” of younger people who have no family ties to the dairy industry or cheese making.

  • Sister Bay Lions Club Host Annual Door County Antique Show

    The Sister Bay Lions Club is hosting the 38th annual Door County Antique Show July 19 – 21 from 10 am – 5 pm at the Gibraltar High School in Fish Creek.

  • DCMM Opens New Exhibit Detailing the War of 1812

    A new exhibit exploring the War of 1812 recently opened at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay. The War of 1812 is perhaps one of the nation’s least understood conflicts.

  • Mike Orthober Adds to “Seasons of Life” Display

    Master taxidermist Mike Orthober of Egg Harbor will be at the Door County Historical Museum on July 14 mounting a specimen for the “Seasons of Life” display.

  • Crossroads Hosts Sunday in the Village Programs

    The Door County Historical Society invites the community to Sunday in The Village each Sunday between 1:30 – 3:30 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek. Admission and village tours are free and each week features a different program.

  • Movies That Matter Series Presents “Life, Above All” at UUF

    Life, Above All will be shown as part of the Movies That Matter series at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on July 17 at 4:30 pm. This film is an emotional and universal drama about a young girl who fights the fear and shame that have poisoned her community.

  • Ice Cream Social at The Clearing

    The public is welcome to join The Clearing Folk School’s friends and neighbors at an old-fashioned ice cream social on July 18. Sample six flavors of ice cream and all the fixings including homemade hot fudge from The Clearing kitchen.

  • The Baileys Harbor Historical Society Presents the History of Kangaroo Lake

    On July 18 the Baileys Harbor Historical Society will meet to learn about the history of Kangaroo Lake. Patty Williamson, author of A History of Kangaroo Lake,
 will share stories and images
 of Kangaroo Lake families, resorts, and activities.

  • The Ridges Celebrate Anniversary with Special Programs and Events

    2012 marks the 75th anniversary of The Ridges Sanctuary, Wisconsin’s first Land Trust. To commemorate this important milestone, The Ridges is hosting a number of special programs and events.

  • Pen Players Hold Free Saturday Seminars

    Peninsula Players Theatre will present a free public seminar on physical comedy on July 14 from 2:30 – 4 pm. Players actors Lee E. Ernst and Erin Noel Grennan will discuss and demonstrate techniques of physical comedy.

  • TAP Offers Theatre Workshops and Fundraising Gala

    Third Avenue Playhouse’s (TAP) series of theatre workshops continues July 14 with workshops led by Amy Ensign (currently appearing in Door Shakespeare’s As You Like It) and Dan Klarer (currently appearing with American Folklore Theatre’s Victory Farm and Cheeseheads: The Musical).

  • Birch Creek Currently Features Percussion and Steel Band Concerts

    The Percussion and Steel Band session is under way at Birch Creek Music Performance Center and features returning faculty members Dan Moore and Orlando Cotto.

  • Door Shakespeare Presents Doorways: Creating Theatre For Children

    Door Shakespeare is offering an educational summer program for kids called Doorways: Creating Theatre For Children. Last year, over 44 students participated in the camps and delighted audiences with their original plays, The Queen Who Wouldn’t Smile and Shakespeare: The Musical.

  • Learn to “Paddle Smart” with the DCS&PS

    The Door County Sail & Power Squadron is offering their third seminar of the summer, “Paddle Smart,” on July 14. The seminar runs from 9 – 11 am at SkipperBud’s Quarterdeck Marina.

  • Door County Sports & Classics Car Show Boasts Multiple Venues

    Anyone whose heart races with the sight of a sleek sports car or the vision of a vintage classic car will enjoy the Door County Sports & Classics Car Show.

  • History Hikes Commemorate The Ridges 75th Anniversary

    2012 marks the 75th anniversary of The Ridges Sanctuary. For the anniversary, on July 20 at 9 am, Roy Lukes will recreate the very first hike he led at The Ridges in 1964 as part of a special series of History Hikes.

  • LGHS Hosts Art Fair and Antique Tractor and Implement Show

    The Liberty Grove Historical Society is having their annual Art Fair and Antique Tractor and Implement Show on July 28 and 29. The weekend festivities, including a tractor parade each day at 1 pm, are held at the historical society’s museum site at the top of the hill in Ellison Bay.

  • Sturgeon Bay’s Maritime Week Features Family Maritime Parade

    The Family Centers of Door County in partnership with The Door County Maritime Museum and Thrivent Financial are sponsoring a Family Maritime Parade as part of the Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week.

  • Reggae Beats Bounce off the Barn Walls

    July 7, Camp David’s barn pulsed with the summery reggae beats of Unity – perfect for Door County’s recent heat wave. Concertgoers swayed to the Caribbean tunes and sang along to Bob Marley covers.

  • TAP Hosts “Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters”

    Singer Lisa Rock and her six-piece band will bring the music of The Carpenters back to the stage with their renditions of Carpenters classics with "Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters" at Third Avenue Playhouse on July 14 and 15.

  • Jerry Voelker Plays at Jacksonport Farmer’s Market

    The Jacksonport Farmer's Market will feature the music of Jerry Voelker on July 17. Voelker, well known musician and bandleader, will play for the crowd from 10 – 11 am.

  • Woodwalk Concert Series Hosts “Leaky Boats and Paper Birds” Release

    On July 13, folk singer-songwriter Katie Dahl will celebrate the release of her new CD, Leaky Boats and Paper Birds, as a part of the Woodwalk Concert Series.

  • Dan Hicks Featured at Sunset Concert Series

    Dan Hicks, one of America’s most distinctive songwriters, will take the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Art Center’s Sunset Concert Series on July 15 at 7 pm.

  • Samara Jewelry Designs Welcomes Jewelry Artist Lynn Schuster

    The mixed metal and fine beadwork designs of Lynn Schuster will be featured at Samara Jewelry Designs in Sturgeon Bay. A “meet the artist” gathering will be July 13 and 14 from 10 am – 5 pm.

  • Nickols and Wickert at DCAL

    The Gallery of Door County Art League (DCAL) in Fish Creek is featuring the artwork of Marcia Nickols and Keith Wickert, artists of the week, July 15 – 22.

  • JCC’s Annual Amish Quilt and Craft Show

    The 14th Annual Amish Quilt & Craft Show will be held at Mr. G’s Hall in Jacksonport from July 12 – 15, 9 am to 5 pm. Over 100 Amish quilts, in a variety of colors and patterns, will be available and all quilting is done by hand, in the Amish custom.

  • Lardiere Artwork Featured on “Forward Day by Day”

    Ephraim artist Geoffrey Lardiere's artwork was recently featured on the cover of the Episcopalian inspirational quarterly booklet, Forward Day by Day.

  • The Gallery at Domicile Introduces Joe Kiefer

    New to the Gallery at Domicile this season is Wisconsin artist Joe Kiefer. The 31-year-old painter was raised in the small town of Glidden, Wis., and his goal is to capture the essence of landscapes with paint.

  • Create Public Art at Woodwalk

    The public is invited to participate in the creation of story and public art through a three-week event series called “The Legend Agenda.” Beginning July 14 and culminating Aug.

  • Martinez Studio Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Archive Project

    With just 18 months to go before the Martinez Studio celebrates its landmark 20th anniversary, husband-and-wife team Wence and Sandra Martinez are reaching out to current and former clients as they collect images, anecdotes and memories for a 2014 archive project.

  • Austin’s New Paintings and Adventures

    Bridget Austin’s show “New Paintings/New Adventures” opens at Cottage Row Framing & Gallery on July 14. A meet-the-artist reception with light refreshments will be held from 10 am – 1 pm.

  • David Smith Ceramics at Linden Gallery

    Linden Gallery in Ellison Bay is currently featuring the ceramics of David Smith, professor of Art at Edgewood College. Smith’s work is influenced by traditional East Asian folk-wares that embody natural beauty and quiet restraint.

  • Door Prize for Portraiture Winners Announced

    Graeme Reid, assistant director of the Museum of Wisconsin Art of West Bend, Wis., announced the Door Prize for Portraiture award winners to 100 guests at Chez Cheryl Art Space on June 28.

  • Door County League Baseball Results

    Egg Harbor maintains a two-game lead over Sister Bay with their 15-6 win over Kolberg. The Indians will head to Baileys Harbor July 13 for an evening game, where they'll look to beat the A’s – a team that spoiled Sister Bay’s perfect record earlier in the season.