Volume 18 Issue 21 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Northern Door Volleyball League Final Standings

    *Nicolet Beach Concessions defeated Husby's 2-1 in tiebreaker 8/15 for season title*

  • American Legion All-stars

    (Left to right) Manager of the Sturgeon Bay Bays George Husby, and players Riley Cordier, David Van Dreese, Griffin Cole, and Cody Giesseman recently represented Door County at the Fox Valley American Legion All-star Game at Fox Cities Stadium.

  • Little League All-stars Compete in Junior World Series

    The Sturgeon Bay 13/14-year-old Little League All-Star softball team played in the Junior League World Series regional tournament in Akron, Ohio, August 4 – 8.

  • The Vitality of Weeds

    Countless millions of round, white, “welcome” mats dot the countryside of northeastern Wisconsin now, receiving many hungry visitors. The mats are flowers of Queen Anne’s Lace plants, and the hungry guests are scores of butterflies, wasps, bees, beetles, flies and even a few species of bugs.

  • The Good Ol’ Days Were Simply Days

    As we follow the news there is often the temptation to think that the current state of the world is awful and – by extension – that things were so much better in the past.

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Poison Frogs

    Progress is being made in the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A comprehensive new study indicates that about 7.6 percent of troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan returned home suffering from PTSD.

  • Article posted Thursday, August 16, 2012 12:32pm

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

  • Getting with the Program

    From a purely marketing standpoint, television programmers select titles that are catchy, provocative and attention grabbing. Naturally, like any mega-million dollar industry, corporate media competes for viewer ratings.

  • Which is More Valuable: In-Kind or Cash Gifts?

    A colleague recently asked which was more valuable to a charity – when someone makes an in-kind gift or when they write check? The most common “in-kind” gift is a contribution of a tangible item such as when you donate canned goods to a food pantry.

  • Door County Home Arts Champions Announced

    The 2012 Door County Fair Home Arts Champions were recently announced. Grand Champions Ribbons were awarded to Maria Meikle (Cultural Arts), Sue Crass (Photography), Mike Riederer (Woodworking), Lisa Mueller (Foods), Christy Sully (Knitting and Crocheting) and Dawn Kuelz (Home Furnishings).

  • Marty Manson Benefit at Horse Palace

    A benefit will be held for Marty Manson on August 18 from 1 – 7 pm at the Horse Palace in Jacksonport. Manson fell off a ladder and shattered his leg.

  • Researcher delves into the lives of the DREAMers

    Ten years ago Roberto Gonzales began investigating what life is like for the more than one million people who came to the United States as children. Particularly, the Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago wanted to know when these children recognized what their different status would mean for their lives.

  • Ministry Fund Receives $1,500 Grant

    The Door County Community Foundation recently announced a grant of $1,500 was given to the Door County Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. – Ministry Fund.

  • Women’s Fund Accepting Grant Applications

    The Women's Fund of Door County is accepting applications from local charities for the Fall 2012 Grant Cycle. “We believe that when you give women and girls the tools they need to thrive, their families will prosper,” says Jane Stevenson, Co-Chair of the Women’s Fund of Door County.

  • CHIPs Continue at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs (CHIPs) with the latest series of presentations covering “Diseases of the Blood."

  • Burress Awarded Lions Scholarship

    (Left to right) The Sister Bay Lions Club Scholarship Chairman John Ludwigsen presents Peter Burress with the Dr. Farmer Memorial Scholarship along with Past Lions President Jim Springer and Current President Joe Burress.

  • Kids Collecting

    (Left to right) Alexander and Eric Reinhard along with Emmett and Maggie Mae Maroney and Ben Desotelle (not pictured) recently participated in Bible School at Zion United Methodist Church near Baileys Harbor.

  • Article posted Thursday, August 16, 2012 12:08pm

    Remember the weather last November? As many of us were shopping for Thanksgiving dinners, this stray cat was hunkered down trying to stay warm in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Volunteer Voices

    It always amazes me how the littlest of things can end up making the biggest of differences. All it took was a note in a newsletter asking for some help with receptionist duties at Ministry Door County Dental Clinic, and Lorraine Dietrich was on her way to doing what we all want to do…make a difference.

  • NWTC’s Cheryl Tieman Earns Outstanding Staff Award

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s Sturgeon Bay Campus Coordinator Cheryl Tieman has been awarded the 2012 Mishler Outstanding Staff Award. This award is presented to a staff member in the district who demonstrates superior service to students, excellence in teamwork and a commitment to NWTC.

  • Historic Island Dairy Names New Event and Facility Director

    The Historic Island Dairy of Washington Island announced Jennifer Sunshine Perez is the new Event and Facility Director. Perez will oversee management and marketing of the Dairy and the Old Cheese and Ale House Art Gallery.

  • DCEDC Offers Free Business Counseling Sessions

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation and the UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center will offer free, one-on-one business counseling sessions on September 6, 8:30 am to 5 pm, for new or existing Door County business owners.

  • An undocumented student running out of options

    Julio began his junior year of high school with the same excitement as the rest of his classmates at his rural Wisconsin high school. His athletic career was nearing its peak, the end of high school was in sight, and his college dreams were solidifying in his mind. Then reality hit him like a punch in the gut.

  • Small World Market and Artists Guild Open in Expanded Space on Sept. 4

    The Artists Guild LLC and Small World Market LLC are moving to the former Harmann Building at the corner of N. Third Avenue and Kentucky Street. The businesses will be closed to the public during the move.

  • Costs of Aquatic Invasive Species Are Adding Up

    Wen the lake’s chub population dropped, the ecosystem wasn’t the only thing to take a hit. “It was our best seller for 70 years, so it’s definitely affected our business,” said Chris Voight of Charlie’s Smokehouse in Gills Rock.

  • Tableside Technology

    Thanks to the Fred & Fuzzy’s new system, hungry diners waiting for a table don’t have to crowd around the host’s station to listen for their names or hold onto clunky pagers and wait for the buzz.

  • Funky, Fresh

    “Are they fried?” “We don’t even have a fryer,” laughs Claire Riebe behind the counter of Town Hall Bakery, in reference to a large glass jar of skorpa.

  • Ronny Cox Takes the TAP Stage

    Ronny Cox will take the Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) stage on Aug. 18 at 7:30 pm. Cox is an artist who brings his extraordinary view on life into a magnetic, likeable, onstage persona.

  • “Murder on the Nile” Opens at Pen Players

    Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile is set to sail at Peninsula Players Theatre for three weeks, Aug. 15 through Sept. 2. Cruising under the Egyptian sun, a river steamer makes its way up the Nile in 1947, carrying stylish honeymooners who find themselves immersed in blackmail, bullets and dead bodies.

  • Bjِrklunden Hosts Free Piano Concert with Anthony Padilla

    Lawrence University's Bjِrklunden will host a free piano concert on Aug. 29 at 7:30 pm. Anthony Padilla, Lawrence University Associate Professor of Music, will perform classical piano works demonstrating the element of humor.

  • “Shirley Valentine” at Stage Door Theatre

    The third season production of the Stage Door Theatre Company is the one-woman comedy, Shirley Valentine, directed by Arthur Hopper. This play features Amy Ensign as Shirley, a wisecracking, completely unpredictable English housewife who proves it's never too late to recapture your dreams.

  • Randy and Marli Brown Perform at First Baptist Church

    Randy and Marli Brown return to Door County on Sept. 2 for a performance at First Baptist Church at 7 pm. The Browns enjoy a ministry of providing congregations with a worship experience filled with gratefulness, adoration and wonder.

  • Bjِrklunden Offers Photography and Julius Caesar Seminars

    From Sept. 9 – 14, Bjِrklunden is offering the seminars “Poetry of Place: A Photographic Experience” with Suzanne Rose and “Julius Caesar” with Dan Taylor.

  • Taxidermy Demonstration at DC Historical Museum

    Master taxidermist Mike Orthober of Egg Harbor will be at the Door County Historical Museum on Aug. 18 mounting a specimen for the museum’s “Seasons of Life” display.

  • Barn Dance at Sister Bay Village Hall

    The Door County Folk Alliance is sponsoring a barn dance on August 18 from 7 – 9:30 pm at the Sister Bay Village Hall. Live music will be provided by Sugar on the Floor Barn Dance Orchestra.

  • UUF Screens “A Better Life”

    A Better Life, a film directed by Chris Weitz, will be shown at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim on Aug. 21 at 4:30 pm. Carlos is an undocumented Mexican immigrant working as a gardener for wealthy Los Angeles residents.

  • By the Numbers

    20 Number of years since a woman moderated a presidential debate before Candy Crowley was given the task this year   260,000 The drop in the population of Japan from March of 2011 to March of 2012   3 Consecutive years Japan's population has declined   $12.

  • SHOW’s Annual Barn Dance Features the Modern Day Drifters

    Stock Horse of Wisconsin’s (SHOW) annual barn dance will be held Aug. 25 at Idlewild Farm’s whitewashed horse barn. The Modern Day Drifters will provide country sounds.

  • Door County Apple Crop Fares Better Than Most

    The weird spring weather that devastated the local cherry crop didn’t hit apples with the same force. Although apple trees saw a lot of blossom damage, as much as 30 to 60 percent, they’re still in pretty good shape according to Matt Stasiak, superintendent at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station.

  • The Corner of the Past Hosts Antiques Appraisal

    Appraisal appointments are available with antiques expert and author Mark Morgan on Aug. 25 at The Corner of the Past Museum, operated by the Sister Bay Historical Society.

  • What Happened in Door County?

    • The Village of Egg Harbor temporarily hired Michael Serpe, former county administrator, as a consultant to help transition to a new clerk and treasurer, oversee the implementation of new software, and 2013 budget preparations.

  • What’s Coming Up in Door County?

    • Over 60 people attended the Aug. 14 meeting where the Sister Bay Village Board heard public comments regarding moving the intersection of Highway 42 and 57.

  • Add to the Archives Event Focuses on “School Days”

    The Door County Historical Museum and Door County Archives will host another archiving event Aug. 25 and 26 to collect information about “School Days.

  • JHS Presents “Waking the Titanic” Documentary

    The August monthly meeting of the Jacksonport Historical Society will feature a presentation from a Titanic survivor’s daughter and grandson. The presentation will include a viewing of the documentary Waking the Titanic.

  • Full House

    For three weekends in a row, the Door County Visitor Bureau had to tell vacationers that the county was full – there were no more rooms in the inns. “We usually have two or three weekends like that,” said Jack Moneypenny, president of the Door County Visitor Bureau.

  • What Should be Done with Dunes Lake?

    A crowd of about 40 residents and representatives came together at Sevastopol Town Hall on Aug. 13 to begin answering one question: What should be done with Dunes Lake? In 2008, amid anecdotal evidence that the Town of Sevastopol lake was aging more quickly than normal, the Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department (SWCD) began a scientific study of Dunes Lake and the area which contributes water to it, which is known as a watershed.

  • Birch Creek Wraps Up 2012 Season with Jazz and Swing

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center will finish up a successful 2012 season by featuring world-class, award-winning artists in the live Big Band Jazz concerts.

  • Peninsula Music Festival Finishes 60th Season with Hilary Hahn

    Aug. 25 at 6:30 pm, the Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) will celebrate the conclusion of another season bringing classical music to the Door Peninsula – their 60th to be exact.

  • Primary Election Results Pending

    The August 14 primary election revealed a close race for the democratic nomination for the Wisconsin 1st Assembly District to face republican incumbent Garey Bies in November.

  • More Power Coming to Peninsula State Park

    More campers will be able to plug in at Peninsula State Park next season, when the park upgrades and installs electric service to more campsites. “We do have a lot of people that really utilize and require electric service for their camping units,” said Kelli Bruns, Peninsula State Park superintendent.

  • Family Care Expansion Stalled

    As of July 2014, low-income developmentally disabled, physically disabled, and elderly frail adults in 57 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties will be able to receive instant entrance into Family Care, the state system created in 1998 to increase access to long-term, non-nursing home care.

  • Filling the Skilled Worker Gap

    Consider this: according to the Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturers Alliance, one out of every two northeastern Wisconsin manufacturing companies is going to have trouble finding skilled workers in 2012.

  • A Blacksmith Forge at The Clearing

    Since 1935 – when it was established by renowned landscape architect and land conservationist Jens Jensen – The Clearing’s program has evolved and its facility has improved.

  • Bjorklunden hosts 1st Annual Door County Nordic Fiddle Fest

    The inaugural event of the 1st Annual Door County Nordic Fiddle Fest takes place at 7 pm on Aug. 22 at Bjِrklunden Lodge near Baileys Harbor. The featured fiddler this year is 30-year-old Vidar Skrede from Haugesund, Norway.

  • Woodwalk Concert Series Welcomes Michael Lee Ammons & The Water Street Hot Shots

    The Woodwalk Concert Series welcomes Michael Lee Ammons and The Water Street Hot Shots to the stage on Aug. 17 at 7 pm. Michael Lee Ammons and The Water Street Hot Shots have a repertoire of classic tunes from the blues, hokum, string band, and jug band traditions.

  • Door County Poet Profile: John Patrick Redell

    Favorite poet: My favorite poets are the ones I know and read and listen to from the Door. The Dickinson Poetry Series at the Unitarian Fellowship in Ephraim has been instrumental in my interest in local poets and in continuing my own writing.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 371

    Dana Gioia, who served as Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, did a marvelous job of bringing the arts to Americans, arguably the best job that anyone in that position has done. He was a fine poet before he took that job, and he is a fine poet after. Here’s an example of his recent work.

  • A to Z

    He left his shoelace in Arizona. It curled around two cigarette butts and specks of glass, baking in the southwestern sun, the only offerings to the birds circling the craggy red rocks bearing witness to the deserted desert.

  • Rosie Flores and Ruby James Rock the Holiday Music Motelevision Theater

    On Aug. 21 at 7 pm, Rockabilly legend Rosie Flores will pair up with legend-in-the-making Ruby James for an intimate performance at The Holiday Music Motelevision Theater.

  • Rogue Valley Brings Soaring Harmonies to Sunset Concert Series

    Rogue Valley will take the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Art Center’s Sunset Concert Series on Aug. 19 at 7 pm. Rogue Valley is a band born of grandiose ambition.

  • Valmy hosts the 30th annual Thresheree & Antique Machinery Show

    “I’ve been going to the Thresheree for 24 years,” says 24-year-old, event go-to girl Marie Massart who was introduced to the event at 2 months old. “It’s unique, very unique."

  • The Great Lakes Rhythm Kings Return to Camp David

    Fishstock Concerts Series present the Great Lakes Rhythm Kings at the Camp David Party Barn on Aug. 19 at 7 pm. This event marks the return of this great Dixieland jazz band.

  • Chief Oshkosh Presents Grammy Award-winning Joanne Shenandoah

    The first in a series of concerts to entertain, educate and inform the public of Native American culture are being coordinated by Coleen Bins, owner of Chief Oshkosh Native American Arts in Egg Harbor.

  • Door County Invasive Species Team Presents Public Program at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek and the Door County Historical Society announce Dick Purinton will present “The History of the Washington Island Ferry” for the Sunday in The Village Series.

  • Is Fish Inking the New Mounting?

    For centuries American sportsmen have been mounting their most treasured catches. Instead of eating these whopping fish, they preserved them for memories’ sake.

  • Gerhard C.F. Miller Gallery to Close at Summer’s End

    In the late 1930s, Gerhard C.F. Miller’s first wife, Edna, opened a small shop behind their home on North Bay Shore Drive in Sturgeon Bay to sell Norwegian arts and crafts.

  • Final Stuff-o-Rama Flea Market of the Season

    Visit Domicile on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2, at the Stuff-o-Rama flea market in Sister Bay. This is the final and largest flea market of the season. The flea market will be held on the grounds of Domicile from 9 am – 3 pm.

  • Bobby’s Playground Presents Free Independent Movies

    Nostalgic Productions presents independently produced movies at Bobby’s Playground in Ephraim as part of Nostalgic Movieground. On Aug. 17, Rush Night will be screened.

  • Tag Monarch Butterflies at The Ridges

    Throughout the world, there are no butterflies that migrate like North American Monarchs. Unable to survive a long cold winter, they must fly to warmer climates.

  • Weekend ReCAP

    1_I started out the weekend with a nap, a lovely one-hour nap, followed by dinner with two of my Door County besties. We shared a large deluxe at Northern Grill in Sister Bay while sipping on Spotted Cows and Guinness – a meal in itself.

  • Washington Island Airport Hosts Death’s Door Barbeque Competition

    In June, Governor Scott Walk signed a proclamation naming Death's Door Barbeque Competition as an “Official State Barbeque Championship,” and twenty-two teams have signed up to compete at the Washington Island competition on Aug. 25.

  • 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.

  • Tempranillo

    The most important varietal to Spain, Tempranillo, has been grown in the region since the time of Phoenician settlements. Referred to as Spain's noble grape, it is most widely planted and known for in the Rioja region.

  • Article posted Wednesday, August 15, 2012 10:55am

    In 1855, Entrepreneur Asa Thorp built the only place between Fort Howard (Green Bay) and Rock Island for ships to refuel on cordwood in what village?

  • Congratulations to Katie McConkey

    Now here comes a server with so much charm and full of grace. When I quietly asked, “How ‘bout you?” It put a smile upon her face. She truly loves her job and immediately had this to say, “This market’s great, I learn so many different things each day.

  • Article posted Wednesday, August 15, 2012 10:44am

    Leo (July 23 – August 22): You will be approached by the shifty sheriff of Nottingham. Do not buy a used car from this person unless it comes with guarantee.

  • 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, August 15, 2012 10:39am

    Dear Mary Pat, Recently at a town meeting I was appalled at the body language of one of the supervisors. From the outset she made it clear that she was not interested in what the citizens had to say about their interests.


    Three-year-old Bobby Opper seeks respite from the heat, drinking water from a hose.

  • The Cheese Insider

    I just returned from the American Cheese Society (ACS) annual conference and awards ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina. Each year the ACS stages a conference in a different city in North America, next year it will be held in Madison, Wisconsin.

  • Golf Results

    Recent league results from around the county.

  • Door County Golfer Profile: Chris Janisse

    Chris Janisse is a bag boy at Peninsula State Park Golf Course, and has played golf for nine years.

  • Golf Tip

    When arriving at the practice facility, there are a few areas you need to focus on. First and foremost, stretching and getting loose are extremely important to your activity.

  • Golf Events

    Upcoming Door County golf events.

  • Steven Stanger Featured at Glas through Labor Day

    Steven Stanger will display his photography at Glas Coffeehouse through the Labor Day weekend. Stanger is interested in capturing the natural abstraction that occurs when light and objects are reflected off man-made and naturally occurring objects like water and glass.

  • Ellison Bay Pottery Celebrates “The Magic of Home”

    Ellison Bay Pottery and Ella McNeil-Doty, Gibraltar graduate, will host a fundraising pottery exhibit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). “The Magic of Home” opens on Aug. 17 with a party from 5 - 8 pm; the show closes on Aug. 31.

  • Rasmussen Wins “Paint the Bay”

    For the second year in a row Randy Rasmussen won the “People’s Choice Award” in the “Paint the Bay” Plein Air Competition. The award-winning painting is titled “Snug Harbor.

  • Minnesota Artist Receives Top Prize in Dockside Paint Out

    “The Tail of the Whistling Swan” is the First Place painting for the 2012 Door County Plein Air Festival Dockside Paint Out. Minnesota artist Lisa Stauffer created this pastel painting.

  • Sandstrom Exhibits at Meadows Art Gallery

    Good Samaritan Scandia Village in Sister Bay welcomes the community to the opening reception and exhibition of Bonnie Sandstrom’s artwork. Sandstorm’s show is part of the newly established Meadows Art Gallery.

  • Coaty and Allingham at DCAL Gallery

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) Gallery will showcase the photography of Martha Coaty and the decorative art of Marjory Allingham as artists of the week, Aug. 19 - 26.

  • Blietz to Teach Course at Artists Guild

    Artists Guild LLC announce an upcoming class will be taught by master artist Craig Blietz at their new Sturgeon Bay facility. “Considerations in Drawing The Human Figure” will address issues of anatomy, structure, gesture, technique, proportion and figure design.

  • Nature Comes to Life in Kinetic Sculpture Exhibition

    Thirty-two giant hand blown glass ears of corn sway alongside six spare, hand-driven stainless steel sculptures in the Peninsula School of Art’s (PSA) exhibition “Mechanics of Nature: Sculpture Moves to Life Rhythms."

  • New Members Join Poet Laureate Commission of Wisconsin

    The Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission announce the appointment of new members: Cathryn Cofell, Appleton; David Graham, Ripon; Brent Goodman, Rhinelander; Ronnie Hess, Madison; William Stobb, LaCrosse; and Marilyn Taylor, Milwaukee.

  • Door County League Baseball Results and Standings

    Results August 12 Kolberg 14 Institute 4 West Jacksonport 13 Maplewood 5 Sister Bay 11 Baileys Harbor 1 Egg Harbor 5 Washington Island 0 Regular Season Standings Egg Harbor 13-1 Sister Bay 10-4 Kolberg 10-4 Washington Island 6-8 West Jacksonport 7-7 Baileys Harbor 4-10 Institute 4-10 Maplewood 2-12

  • Weekend ReCAP

    1_After a good day’s work on Friday, some of us at the Pulse decided to start the weekend on a good note. Katie Dahl and Rich Higdon helped us out with some live music.