Volume 18 Issue 22 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Egg Harbor’s Tornado Sculpture Isn’t What You Think It Is

    A twisted steel sculpture appeared in front of the old Sunnypoint schoolhouse in Egg Harbor about a year after a tornado ripped through it. Most assume it's a monument to the massive twister, but today we learn the full story behind it.

  • Blue Mountain Project Hosts Benefits for Hagley Gap

    CenterPointe Marina recently sponsored a benefit for the children of Hagley Gap, Jamaica as part of the Blue Mountain Project (BMP). BMP is a grassroots nonprofit organization committed to improving the health, education and economy of Hagley Gap.

  • Community Invited to Become Master Gardeners

    Door County Master Gardeners Association (DCMGA) invites the community to become certified master gardeners. Beginners and experts are urged to join the organization that has an emphasis on lifelong learning and volunteerism.

  • Pudding Filmed for “Tales of Greatness”

    On Aug. 16, a film crew from Nestle Purina’s “Tales of Greatness” arrived in Sturgeon Bay to capture the story of Pudding, a cat adopted from the Door County Humane Society.

  • Value Added Producer Grants Available

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack invites agricultural producers to apply for grants to increase the value of their products. Vilsack said, “The Value Added Producer Grant program (VAPG) enables America’s farmers, ranchers and rural business owners find ways to expand their product offerings, revenue streams and create more economic opportunity by bringing additional value to what they already produce.

  • Unity Holds Volunteer Orientation Sessions

    Unity, leaders in hospice and palliative care, announces volunteer orientation sessions will be held in September and October. Volunteer opportunities exist throughout Unity’s 12-county service area in roles including being a friendly visitor to patients, transporting patients to medical appointments, cutting the hair of homebound patients (licensed hairdressers only) and utilizing sewing talents for Unity’s creative keepsake program.

  • Lighthouse Festival Coloring Contest Winners Announced

    The Door County Maritime Museum recently announced the winners of their Lighthouse Festival Coloring Contest. The prize-winning works are on display in the lighthouse exhibit space at the Sturgeon Bay museum.

  • New Co-director Named for 2013 Cherry Fest

    Thanks to cooperation from the weather and dozens of volunteers, Jacksonport’s Cherry Fest once again met with success. Cherry Fest volunteers typically serve for multiple years before moving on to other projects.

  • Door County Fair Floral Champions Announced

    The Door County Fair Floral Champions were recently announced. Best of Show awards were presented to Anthony Birdsall, Monica Haen, Carol Berglund, Kaye Knutson, and Amanda Riederer.

  • Tickets Available for Drawing of Autographed Aaron Rodgers Helmet

    Tickets can now be purchased for a chance to win an autographed Aaron Rodgers helmet. Tickets are $20, and multiple entries are permitted. All proceeds benefit the sexual assault centers of Brown, Door, Oconto and Marinette counties.

  • Dr. Melissa Nelson Visits the International Council of Indigenous Grandmothers

    Dr. Melissa Nelson recently returned from the 11th Gathering of the International Council of Indigenous Grandmothers, held in Lame Deer, Montana. Grandmother Margaret Behan and Chief Phillip Whiteman Jr.

  • DCMM Announces Classic & Wooden Boat Festival Winners

    Yesterday, owned by Tim & Jackie Danis of Egg Harbor, claimed Best of Show honors at the 2012 Door County Maritime Museum Classic & Wooden Boat Festival held Aug. 4-5 at the museum in Sturgeon Bay.

  • TIF Presentation Held at YMCA

    On Aug. 29, General Surgeon Shaun Melarvie will give a presentation on a new incisionless procedure for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) at the Door County YMCA in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Local Youth Participate in Employment Workshop

    WEP, Inc. with the help of the Door County Job Center held a two-week workshop for local youth between the ages of 15 and 18 funded by the Door County Community Foundation.

  • Article posted Thursday, August 23, 2012 1:40pm

    Animals have distinct personalities, and discovering those likes and dislikes is part of the fun of pet ownership. Here at the Humane Society, we are constantly learning more about the homeless animals in our charge.

  • Jacob and Pamela Schulz Win Business Plan Award

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC), in association with the UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center, announced Jacob and Pamela Schulz of Sturgeon Bay are winners of the $1,000 cash award for the best business plan from the Door County Entrepreneurial Training Program course.

  • DCEDC Launches Lakeshore Industry Cluster Initiative

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation joined colleagues to launch a Lakeshore Industry Cluster Initiative for the Manitowoc, Door, Calumet, Kewaunee and Sheboygan Counties region.

  • Staudenmaier Chiropractic Center Hires New Chiropractic Assistants

    Dr. Luke Staudenmaier and the team at Staudenmaier Chiropractic Wellness Center, Sturgeon Bay, announce the addition of Chiropractic Assistants Valerie Burns and Kimberly O’Neil.

  • Art, Good for Business

    On a Thursday afternoon near the end of June, about 100 people came through the Door Peninsula Winery and Distillery on Highway 42 in Carlsville to look at art depicting some aspects of food and wine.

  • Florian Kwaterski

    Nearing his 93rd birthday, Florian Kwaterski believes he’s the oldest man in Baileys Harbor. He was born in Green Bay in 1919, and moved to Door County when he was three, first living at the end of Summit Road, near the Candioto farm.

  • To Prison for Profit

    $1.2 billion, Increase in the budget for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency from 2005 to 2007 ($3.5 billion to $4.7 billion).

  • What Happened in Door County?

    • The Liberty Grove economic sustainability committee chose to recommend to the town board the purchase of a new property for use as a Liberty Grove welcome center.

  • The Flexibility of Language

    Author’s Note: Andrew started college this week, meaning that Barb and I are empty nesters now – sort of. While Barb is excited about the prospect, I am distinctly less enthusiastic.

  • Smiles and Creativity, Good for Health

    Can a smile reduce your stress level? University of Kansas researchers believe smiling is good for one’s health. They subjected 150 volunteers to mild stress under three conditions: 1) unsmiling, 2) smiling only with their mouths to create a “phony” smile, and 3) creating a genuine smile to something humorous that involved all their facial muscles.

  • What’s Coming Up in Door County?

    • The Administrative Committee of the Door County Board of Supervisors will most likely recommend a candidate for the County Administrator position at this month’s board meeting on August 28.

  • Room Tax Funds will be Placed in Separate Account

    Welcome to the Notes from the Grove, providing Liberty Grove residents and visitors with tid bits of information about goings on in Town Government. The board has accepted the Finance Committee’s recommendation to segregate room tax revenues into a separate account.

  • Door County Sheriff’s Department Investigates Double Homicide

    Tragedies like last weekend’s alleged double-homicide don’t often occur in Door County, but officials say they were prepared for the investigation and follow up on the death of Alisha Bromfield and her unborn child.

  • ADA Requirements Pose Pool Challenges

    A deadline looms for hotels, campgrounds and other places with swimming pools to comply with requirements from the 2010 American Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • Sturgeon Bay Farm and Craft Market “Vendor of the Week”

    This week’s Vendor of the Week is sure to tempt your taste buds. Kathryn Poppitz of Katarina Pastries sells pastries of all kinds, from bars and cookies to special occasion cakes, pies and even wedding cakes.

  • Stopping Invasive Hitchhikers

    Emerald ash borer, an invasive insect that has devastated areas of the Midwest, has been found in Green Bay. Although nobody has seen the shiny green bugs in Door County, they may already be here and creeping inside the county’s 14.4 million ash trees.

  • Monarch Butterflies and Some Natural Enemies

    Thinking back to this past May, our region was experiencing considerably earlier-than-normal spring weather. Much to our joy we watched a female Monarch Butterfly on Mothers’ Day, May 13, deposit seven of her extremely tiny pearl-like eggs on the small, emerging green shoots of a Swamp Milkweed growing in our front yard.

  • Sevastopol Alumna Still Digs Archeology

    As I head towards Sturgeon Bay to interview Sevastopol High School alumna and recent Stanford graduate Sadie Weber, I’m prepared to talk archaeology. I’ve done some research and drafted some questions for Sadie, who has worked on archaeological digs in exotic locales such as Jordan, Turkey, and Peru. What I’m not prepared for, is cake.

  • Door County League Baseball

    The Egg Harbor Indians and Kolberg Braves will match up September 2 to determine the post-season champion of Door County League baseball.

  • Sturgeon Bay Cheerleaders Attend Cheer Camp

    Sturgeon Bay High School Cheerleaders recently attended a two-day Cheer Camp led by members of the St. Norbert College (and Packers) Cheer Team.

  • Marina Fest Celebrates 19 Years

    The 19th Annual Marina Fest will be held on Sept. 1 at the Sister Bay Marina. The festival begins with a pancake breakfast and ends with a fireworks show at dusk.

  • Sister Bay Star Party Observes Perseid Meteor Shower

    On Aug. 11, stargazers at the Sister Bay Sports Complex were greeted with telescopes set up by the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society and Sister Bay Star Party founders, Tim and Holly Erskine.

  • The Friends of Pen Park Hold Annual Meeting

    The Friends of Peninsula State Park will hold their annual meeting at Peninsula State Park on Aug. 25. The meeting takes place at Weborg Shelter and is open to the public.

  • Crossroads Host Monarch Tagging Program

    Courtesy of Northeast Wisconsin Audubon Society, Crossroads will host a Monarch Tagging program on Aug. 25 at 1 pm. The activity is part of an international research effort on monarch migration.

  • DCS&PS Offers Final Seminar about Boat Trailing

    The Door County Sail & Power Squadron is offering the final seminar, “Trailering Your Boat,” in its Summer Seminar Series. This seminar takes place on Aug. 25 from 9 - 11 am at SkipperBud's Quarterdeck Marina.

  • “Add to the Archives” at the Door County Historical Museum

    The second of the “Add to the Archives” programs at the Door County Historical Museum will be held all day on Aug. 25. The focus is on historic Door County one-room schools.

  • Roy Lukes Presents Slideshow at UUF

    Roy and Charlotte Lukes, Door County naturalists and photographers, will present “Seasons of Door County” at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUF) on Aug. 31 at 7 pm.

  • First Annual Bridge Party Held at Ephraim Village Hall

    The First Annual Bridge Party will be held at Ephraim Village Hall on Sept. 9 at 1 pm, with doors open at 12:15 pm. This party benefits Nor Door Adult Day Center in Sister Bay.

  • Corner of the Past Hosts Antiques Appraisal and Sister Bay Stories

    Appraisals of family treasures 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.

  • Bjِrklunden Offers Seminars about Indian Subcontinent and Poetry

    From September 16 – 21, Bjِrklunden is offering the seminars “Exploring the Fascinating Indian Subcontinent through History, Literature, Film & Wildlife” with Steven Landfried, and “Writing the Tough Ones: A Poetry Workshop for Experienced Poets” with Marilyn Taylor.

  • Steppin’ In It Bring American Roots to Sunset Concert Series

    Steppin’ In It, one of America’s most prestigious American Roots bands, take the stage on Aug. 26 at 7 pm for Peg Egan Performing Art Center’s Sunset Concert Series.

  • Woodwalk Concert Series Welcomes Chris Irwin

    On Aug. 24 at 7 pm, singer/songwriter Chris Irwin brings original songs and his favorite folk and country tunes to the Woodwalk Concert Series. Irwin, originally from Tennessee, is well known to Door County audiences as an American Folklore Theatre veteran.

  • Flight of Success Concert Features Boogie and the Yo-Yoz

    The Southern Door Community Auditorium and The Southern Door Business Association present Southern Door’s Flight of Success Concert featuring Boogie and the Yo-Yoz.

  • Robin Pluer Makes Holiday Music Motel Debut

    Award-winning singer Robin Pluer makes her Holiday Music Motel House Concert debut on Sept. 1 at 7 pm. A multi-faceted chanteuse, Pluer will deliver a mélange of vintage French ballads in the style of Edith Piaf but with her own distinctive twist.

  • Salvelinus Fontinalis, Zucchini

    My friend Jay is an electric fisherman. By electric I mean energized, I mean lit-up. Jay is the kind of fisherman to cast a line over the office water cooler, he takes a hawking look at rain barrels. The running water in a stand-up urinal makes him wish he had brought along tackle.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 372

    We’ve published a number of engaging poems about parenthood in this column, and we keep finding more. Here’s Wendy Videlock, who lives in Colorado, taking a look into a child’s room.

  • Coffee and a scone at Glas Coffeehouse

    It has been less than a year since I have become an avid coffee drinker. Yet it doesn’t take long to recognize a good cup of coffee from a bad one. Needing my morning fix, I found myself in Glas, the local and natural coffeehouse in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Blueheels Celebrate Release of “Weather Machine” at The Hitching Post

    Door County music buffs have been wondering, “What happened to the Blueheels?” The Neenah-based band known for their energetic live performances has been MIA for a while now.

  • Fresh Air Films

    The line of cars on Highway 42 outside the Skyway Drive-In began to form while the sun still sat high in the sky. The smell of fresh popcorn wafted above the tall screen as tickets were exchanged and blankets were unfolded.

  • Midsummer’s Music Festival Announces Labor Day Concert Series

    For twenty-two summers Door County residents and visitors have had the opportunity to attend world-class music concerts, without having to venture into the big city and laying out “big bucks” for a little culture.

  • Stage Door Theatre Offers Special “Shirley Valentine” Performances

    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.

  • Birch Creek Hosts Club Tango

    Birch Creek presents Club Tango with live music from Redwood Tango Ensemble on Aug. 24 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm at Juniper Hall. Enjoy an evening of tango lessons from Rosanne Gorczynski of the Milwaukee Tango Community, live music by Redwood Tango Ensemble of the San Francisco Bay area, Argentinian cuisine (tapas) and a beverage.

  • Four Guyz in Dinner Jackets Return to TAP

    The Four Guyz in Dinner Jackets return to Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) for “Always in Style” performances on Aug. 25 and 26. The Guyz launched their rocket of retro-romp into the stratosphere with their new salute to the music of the 50s and 60s in a brand new show, “Always in Style."

  • Congratulations to V.V. and Jerri Lee

    Take a look at our lives and the big picture you’ll see, we are in a wireless age with unlimited technology. Then spend a day with these two and you’re bound to understand.

  • Four Vines Tempranillo Paso Robles Loco 2007

    Last week we tasted a Tempranillo from Rioja in Spain that had a little oak aging and a touch of bottle age as well as that traditional “old world” feel.

  • Article posted Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:35am

    Who were Door County’s first permanent white settlers?

  • Article posted Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:30am

    Virgo (August 23 – September 22): A jazz quintet will startle themselves, then you, then that sad clown in the corner, resulting in a Steven King-esque moment that even he couldn’t have written.

  • 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 22, 2012 11:27am

    Dear Mary Pat, My roommate and I are leaving for college next week. We've been up here all summer working and we live in a pretty modest little cottage.


    With the help of his dad Pat Duffy, 10-year-old Connor Duffy of Sister Bay caught this 18 lb. salmon off of Gills Rock earlier this month. Photo by Julie Duffy.

  • The Cheese Insider

    Cheeses can be served in a variety of ways, times, and for different occacasions. I will never forget the time my father, brother and I were visiting relatives in Scotland in the late seventies.

  • Door County Golfer Profile: John Parent

    John Parent has played golf for 10 years, and Phil Mickelson is his favorite golfer.

  • Ferdinand Hotz: A Nontraditional Master

    Ferdinand L. Hotz was a jeweler by trade but an artist by choice. He created between the years of 1930 – 1980 and produced a diverse and prolific body of work, focusing on landscapes, water scenes, and the Midwestern lifestyle of Door County and Chicago, Illinois.

  • The Resorter’s Tournament Champions

    Peninsula State Park hosted The Resorter’s Tournament Aug. 6 – 9. Peninsula State Park’s golf professional Jason Daubner attended the successful tournament and presented the winners of each category with their awards.

  • Golf Results

    Recent league results from around the county.

  • Golf Events

    Upcoming Door County golf events.

  • Diver’s Body Recovery Provides Closure

    The body of missing diver Dirk Kann, of Guttenberg, Iowa, was recovered last weekend almost 13 years after his death in 1999.

  • Baileys Harbor Mural Update

    “The Baileys Harbor Community Mural Project (BHCMP) has achieved twenty percent of funding for Phase One,” according to Nancy Rafal, project coordinator.

  • Edgewood Orchard Welcomes Sculptor Gaylord Ho

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries announce internationally known sculptor Gaylord Ho will visit the gallery on August 24 and August 25 from 2 – 4 pm. He will greet collectors and visitors and answer questions about his work.

  • Public Art Continues to Spread in Egg Harbor

    The Village of Egg Harbor recently unveiled the seventh installation of public art within the village this past year. “Sunset Melody” took over nine months to complete and graces the west walls of the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center.

  • Degenhardt Studio Introduces New Work

    Patty Degenhardt’s new paintings are focused on “Signs and Symbols.” The subject matter reflects eternal signs and symbols such as spirals, rivers and the human form.

  • Nyberg Closes Sturgeon Bay Gallery

    When Tim Nyberg, a graphic designer, author and illustrator from the Twin Cities, moved to Door County in 2005 he started painting – and hasn't stopped.

  • Wearable Art Show at Sister Bay Village Hall

    The Sister Bay Village Hall at Waterfront Park will be transformed into a wearable art boutique on August 25 and 26. Contemporary, artist-made women’s apparel, accessories and jewelry will fill the hall with a variety of styles, sizes and prices.

  • DCAL Announces Monthly Meeting and Artists of the Week

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) monthly meeting at 7 pm on Aug. 27 will feature Jim Moran, director of the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. Moran will present a slide show about preserving a living museum in Two Rivers with the help of retired wood type artisans and volunteers.

  • “A Menagerie of Fashion” at Base Camp Coffee Bar

    Sister Bay artist Pipka Ulvilden will display a recently completed series of paintings, “A Menagerie of Fashion,” at Base Camp Coffee Bar through October 15.

  • Homicide Victim Found in Door County

    The victim of an alleged homicide was found at a resort in the town of Nasewaupee on Sunday, Aug. 19 around noon. Police were notified of the incident by a man that said he had killed his girlfriend.