Volume 18 Issue 23 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Recommended Reads

    As an English major, many people find my lack of interest in authors such as Shakespeare or Chaucer surprising. While I do enjoy a good book over sunrise and morning coffee, it is not always the most acclaimed literary scholars that capture my attention in a text.

  • The Journey of John Winstead

    John Winstead drove to the grocery store at twilight with no inkling of what he was going to buy, knowing only that he needed to get out of his house.

  • Kolberg Upsets Egg Harbor for Playoff Championship

    In the 2012 Door County League Playoff Championship game played Sunday, Aug. 26, the Kolberg Braves upset the regular season champion Egg Harbor Indians 14-12.

  • Chief K Invite Hosts 14 Teams

    Gibraltar hosted the Chief Kahquados Invitational on Aug. 23, bringing 14 cross country teams from throughout northeastern Wisconsin to run in Peninsula State Park.

  • A Bluebird Summer

    With three weeks of official summer remaining, a small group of us “bluebirders” look back in retrospect to 2012 – what we think will be Door County’s best year in a very long time for total number of Eastern Bluebirds fledged.

  • Fillers for Awkward Moments of Silence

    Labor Day Weekend means that many of us will be gathering with friends and/or family for cookouts and other get-togethers. And at some point during these gatherings an awkward moment of silence will interrupt the camaraderie and conversation.

  • Contraceptive Pill for Men and Ice Cream Headaches

    For years scientists have sought a contraceptive pill for men. Recently researchers at Baylor University discovered a drug that renders male mice infertile without altering their level of testosterone or other hormones.

  • Article posted Thursday, August 30, 2012 10:41am

    66 Percent of women age 18 to 44 who visited a primary care provider in 2009.

  • IT Committee Updates & DOT Road Certification

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

  • Preparation Pays Off for Boys and Girls Club

    On August 17, members of the Boys and Girls Club of Door County ran seven lemonade stands throughout Sturgeon Bay. Since June, members (ages 6 to 12) planned and practiced for the lemonade stands during the club’s summer program.

  • YMCA Offers Free Days for Families in September

    In September, which is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, the Door County YMCA will be open to families free of charge in order to promote fitness and physical activity for the whole family.

  • Immanuel Lutheran Church Sponsors Electronics Recycling Fundraiser

    On Sept. 8, Immanuel Lutheran Church Outreach Program is sponsoring an electronics recycling fundraiser. Check basements, storage areas, and garages for items no longer needed or wanted.

  • Baylake Bank Premier Club, Northern Door YMCA and MDCMC Sponsor “Put Tomorrow in Motion: Make the Most of your Annuities”

    Baylake Bank Premier Club, Northern Door YMCA and Ministry Door County Medical Center are sponsoring “Put Tomorrow in Motion: Make the Most of your Annuities."

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Name New Program Coordinator

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin announce the appointment of its new Door County Program Coordinator Patty O’Rourke. With increased focus on the Door County area, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ goal for 2012-13 is to start a school-based program at Southern Door community schools.

  • Staudenmaier Chiropractic Emphasizes Proper Spinal Alignment for Athletes

    With the start of the new school year and school sports, Staudenmaier Chiropractic Wellness Center, SC suggests chiropractic care benefits athletic performance.

  • Good Turnout for Door County Sports & Classics Car Show

    More than 50 cars and a crowd of 3,000 gathered on Aug. 18 for the Door County Sports & Classics Car Show in Egg Harbor. Event organizer Jeff Larson, President of the Egg Harbor Business Association, said, “It turned out better than imagined."

  • CHIPS Cover “Diseases of the Blood”

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

  • 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 to find ways to expand their product offerings, revenue streams and create more economic opportunity by bringing additional value to what they already produce.

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

    As a long-standing vendor of the Saturday morning Sturgeon Bay Farm and Craft Market, Nannette Groll, owner of Arts and Crafts by Nannette, sells quality products at a reasonable rate.

  • Article posted Thursday, August 30, 2012 10:00am

    One of the first cats to greet new arrivals at the shelter is Mr. Chips. He is an 8-year-old front declawed, sociable cat, surrendered in June 2012. His Sturgeon Bay family had an infant who was allergic to cat hair, so Mr Chips was brought to the Door County Humane Society (DCHS).

  • The Costs of CAFOs

    Wisconsin farmers have learned to do more with less. From 1960 to 2004, the state’s agricultural output grew by an average of 0.72 percent each year, while land inputs dropped by 0.

  • Job Center Hosts Fall Job Fair

    The Job Center of Door County is hosting a Fall Job Fair on Sept. 19, 2 – 6 pm, for people looking for employment or a career change. This is an opportunity to meet employers with current and/or future job openings and to speak directly with employer representatives.

  • DKBEP Hires New Program Coordinator

    The Door/Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership (DKBEP) recently hired Carrie Starr as their new Program Coordinator. Starr’s main responsibilities will be the coordination and oversight of the partnership’s career awareness programming.

  • Christine’s Summer Clearance Sale Begins

    Christine’s Casuals and Classics recently celebrated their third Annual Christmas in July with a fashion show. Guests enjoyed the Christmas atmosphere complete with a trimmed tree, decorations, and music from Steve Sherman of Tunes to Go.

  • Wellness Center Adds COO to Staff

    The Wellness Center of Door County Board of Directors announce the addition of Jane Herlitz as Chief Operating Officer. This new organizational role will encompass financial, facility and personnel oversight; business development; fundraising; and creating and maintaining connections with individuals, businesses, and foundations in the community.

  • Jacksonport Residents Vote to Expand Lakeside Park

    The town hall was buzzing in Jacksonport on Aug. 28 as over 100 residents gathered for a special meeting to vote on whether or not the town should purchase 2.

  • Dorchester Employees Reach Career Milestones

    Golden LivingCenter (GLC)-Dorchester recognizes five employees reaching employment milestones of 30 years and 25 years during 2012. Steven Secrest, activities director, and Mary Bley, nursing, have been employed with GLC-Dorchester for 30 years.

  • Hudson Road Hosts Farewell Celebration

    Hudson Road Trading Company is closing its doors at end of day on September 3, and will host a Farewell Celebration on Sept. 2, 5 – 8 pm. Co-owner Margie Needelman says “I will miss all of my customers, so I decided to close Hudson Road with a party, rather than tears."

  • Gluten-free Options Offered at Sweetie Pies

    Sweetie Pies has added four gluten-free varieties to the pie roster this season – strawberry-rhubarb, blueberry, apple and the ever-popular cherry. “Over the years it seems the demand for gluten-free items has increased,” noted Renny Lea, Sweetie Pies co-owner, “so we thought we'd give it a try."

  • Longer, Healthier, Happier Lives

    The Animal Clinic of Door County is housed in a small building on Madison Avenue in Sturgeon Bay, but it makes a big difference in the health of local dogs and cats.

  • Labor Day Blues

    Fall isn’t only a time of transition for Door County’s landscape. A lot of Door County’s seasonal workers – be they high school students, college students, retirees, or foreigners – will be leaving their summer jobs come September as schools start back up and colder weather begins to set in.

  • What Happened

    • Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs) in Sevastopol recently launched a fundraiser to help them purchase new life-saving equipment. On Aug. 13, the EMRs circulated a letter throughout the town, asking residents to contribute to a fundraising drive with a goal of $50,000.

  • Marine Business in the Blood

    On July 3, 1964, Roen Salvage Co. President John Asher received the child labor permit that allowed him to start working in the yards of the marine construction and dredging company started in 1949 by his parents, Charles and Hilda, and his grandfather, Captain John Roen, the man responsible for the raising of the freighter George M.

  • Door County Home Sales Up by 20 Percent in July

    According to the Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA), a lot of Wisconsin residents seem to think it’s a good time to buy a home. In its most recent year-to-date report, the WRA said Wisconsin residential sales in July 2012 were up 17.

  • Wisconsin Schools Are Getting Graded

    While it’ll be some time until students even think about receiving their first report cards of the year, Wisconsin schools will be receiving brand-new report cards of their own come this September.

  • What’s Coming Up In Door County?

    • Maureen Murphy will start as the county’s new administrator on Oct. 1. The County Board unanimously voted Murphy in as County Administrator at its Aug.

  • Building Momentum for Bikes

    The latest round of public meetings on the Door County Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan encouraged participants to focus on five Es: engineering, encouragement, education, enforcement, and evaluation.

  • County airports ease travel concerns for businesses, residents and visitors

    In an age of charters and fractional jet ownership – like Warren Buffett’s NetJets – planes fly in and fly out of airports with passengers, spending very little time parked.

  • Door Community Auditorium Features AFT’s “Cheeseheads, the Musical”

    As its 22nd season performing under the stars at Peninsula State Park comes to a close, American Folklore Theatre (AFT) will shift the momentum from a strong end to their Summer Season to the opening of their Fall Season of Cheeseheads, the Musical at the Door Community Auditorium.

  • The Inimitable Doug Mancheski

    Can you imagine the hilarity that might have filled an NFL locker room if Doug Mancheski had pursued one of his youthful passions? And the problems that could have ensued? (Players doubled over with laughter would not have been too effective on the field.)

  • Sister Bay Hosts Annual Marina Fest

    Sister Bay salutes boaters and entertains the public on the Saturday of Labor Day, Sept. 1. Taking place at the Sister Bay Marina, the event kicks off with a pancake breakfast from 8 – 10 am and ends with a bang of fireworks at dusk – complemented by decorated boats in the harbor.

  • Weekend ReCAP

    1. After a two-month hiatus from serving fantastic Old Fashions and delicious fried fish at The Cornerstone Pub in Baileys Harbor, I tied the black apron around my waist and took up a serving tray on Friday night.

  • Cooper’s Corner Hosts Wednesday and Friday Karaoke

    A round of one-dollar “mystery shots” at Cooper’s Corner was more than enough to loosen the lips of the young crowd, who came out for Wednesday karaoke.

  • You’re in the Army Now!

    Perhaps the last thing one thinks of when viewing the gleaming black hull and bright red superstructure of the historic tug John Purves is “grizzled war veteran."

  • Q&A – Questions and Artists – Glenn Gerber

    I have known Glenn Gerber for at least 4 years and have painted with him weekly for the past 3 and 1/2 years. As the interview indicates, Gerber has always wanted a career in art.

  • Jeff Awards Honor Pen Players Company Members

    Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile is playing at Peninsula Players Theatre through Sept. 2. The Queen of Crime’s whodunit is an old-fashioned mystery.

  • “Shirley Valentine” Performance Benefits Women’s Fund

    On Sept. 14, Third Avenue Playhouse will host a Women's Fund of Door County night at the Stage Door Theatre Company's production of Shirley Valentine.

  • Door Shakespeare Announces Fall Fundraiser

    Door Shakespeare announces a fall fundraising event, “Door Shakespeare In Concert.” This concert will feature an evening of concert readings from Shakespearean plays Door Shakespeare has yet to produce.

  • Midsummer’s Music Welcomes Jeannie Yu to Concert Series

    Midsummer’s Music welcomes pianist Jeannie Yu as a musical guest for the Labor Day Week Concert Series that runs through Sept. 3. A native of Korea, Yu is an award-winning pianist.

  • Burroughs and Smith Bring Soulful Harmonies to County Stages

    Multi-instrumentalist Tommy Burroughs and fellow Memphis musician, Eddie Smith, will take Door County stages by storm throughout Labor Day weekend. Seen in Door County most recently in “Buckets of Rain,” Burroughs is an accomplished songwriter and one of the most respected multi-instrumentalists in the Memphis area.

  • Keb’ Mo’ Brings Blues to Life

    On Sept. 9 at 7 pm, Grammy-winning blues artist Keb’ Mo’ will perform at Door Community Auditorium. A living link between the swampy groove of traditional Delta blues and the polished artistry of contemporary blues, Keb’ Mo’ boasts a “wonderfully expressive voice and deft guitar work [that] elevate him miles above the competitive ranks” (Billboard).

  • Eric Lewis and Friends Show at Fishstock

    The 14th Annual Eric Lewis and Friends Show will be held Sept. 2 at 7 pm as part of the Fishstock Concert Series. Lewis is a multi-instrumentalist who performs and records with some of the top Memphis artists.

  • Southern Door Concert Series Kicks Off with Boogie & The Yo-Yoz

    The Southern Door Business Association along with the Southern Door Community Auditorium announces a new concert series will be held at the Southern Door High School Auditorium.

  • Woodwalk Concert Series Welcomes Eli Mattson

    The Woodwalk Concert Series features Door County’s piano man Eli Mattson on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Multi-instrumentalist Adam McOwen will accompany Mattson on mandolin, fiddle and accordion.

  • Cookery’s Fall Music Series Begins

    The Cookery’s wine bar will host a fall music series beginning Labor Day weekend. The series features Eddie Smith and Tommy Burroughs; Mighty Mouth with Jay Whitney; Julian Hagen; Chris Irwin and Jeanne Kuhns; and Steve Schad.

  • Melinda Myers Returns to The Clearing

    Limited seats remain for The Clearing’s Workshop Program, “Creating a Year-Round Landscape with Beauty & Interest,” by gardening expert and author, Melinda Myers.

  • “Add to the Archives” Focuses on WWII

    The Door County Historical Museum, in conjunction with the Door County Archives, will host another “Add to the Archives” event on Sept. 15. The focus will be on collecting information on Door County during World War II.

  • Herbi Hardt Presents “Everything One Hundred”

    The next Gibraltar Talks program will be held on Sept. 13 at 7 pm at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall in Fish Creek. The focus will be on “Everything One Hundred.

  • Old-time Hymn Sing at Zion United Methodist Church

    Zion United Methodist Church will hold a hymn sing on Sept. 9 at 6:30 pm. Zion hymn sings begun in 1993 at the 137-year-old country church; the activity features old-time hymns chosen by the audience.

  • Bjِrklunden Offers Film Seminar, “Small Town USA”

    From Sept. 23 – 28, Bjِrklunden offers the seminar “Small Town USA: The Image & Impact of the American Small Town in Literature, Film, & Popular Culture” with Jack Rhodes.

  • Celebrate Pesto Festo with the DCMG

    Celebrate Pesto Festo at The Taste of the Garden Door on Sept. 8 from 1 – 4 pm. The festival takes place at the UW Peninsular Research Station in Sturgeon Bay and is free and open to the public.

  • Brussels Hosts Belgian Kermiss

    The community is invited to attend Belgian Kermiss on Sept. 2 at Brussels Town Park to celebrate the harvest. The event begins at 10 am with a Mass of Thanksgiving, followed by food from 11 am – 4 pm.

  • Cherryland A’s Visit Crossroads

    In the past 80 years, vehicle technology has seen astounding progress. In 1928, Henry Ford introduced the Model A, and less than a century later, NASA landed the Rover Curiosity on Mars.

  • Harbor Ridge Winery Celebrates Labor Day

    Harbor Ridge Winery is celebrating Labor Day with their 7th Annual Quilt Show, featuring live music. From Aug. 31 through Sept. 3, Door County Quilters will display their handcrafted wares.

  • Congratulations to Jess Manson

    Our server this week wears many hats, it’s plain to see. You’d think her middle name was Ms. Versatility. With bartending, then cooking, then making sure things are clean, seems like an employer’s fantasy, if not a manager’s sweet dream.

  • Dolcetto

    This week we look the grape that lives in the shadows of the great Italian varietals of Nebbiolo and Barbera – Dolcetto. Dolcetto is known as the “little sweet one” although it generally produces dry wines that are more tannic with low to moderate alcohol levels.

  • Article posted Wednesday, August 29, 2012 9:57am

    Looking closely…where in Door County is this located?

  • Article posted Wednesday, August 29, 2012 9:54am

    Virgo (August 23 – September 22): In this period you will be given the grand opportunity to speak before a large audience. This is a one-time event of significance and will determine your future.

  • 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 29, 2012 9:49am

    Dear Mary Pat, I’m at my wits end, and football season has hardly begun. Morning, noon, and night, my husband is all football. ESPN highlights are on at 7 am, he is online checking his fantasy football league after work, he is watching the games and more highlights after dinner and all day Sunday.


    Sam (right) and Nate Flood whirl down a waterslide at Meadow Ridge Resort in Egg Harbor, where grandma waits with camera in hand. Photo submitted by Dorothy Wollershiem.

  • The Cheese Insider

    Chris Roelli, a forth generation cheesemaker from Schullsburg, WI, is one of the rising stars in the world of artisan cheese. OK, do you know where Schullsburg is? It is just south of Darlington, in the southwest corner of the state.

  • Don’t Lose Faith in Tiger

    He did it to himself. Tiger Woods was on top of the world, dominating the sport of golf like no one had ever before him. He was the most recognized athlete on the planet, receiving marketing deals like the mail.

  • Inaugural Harbor Classic Held at Maxwelton Braes

    The First Annual Harbor Classic will be held Sept. 24 at Maxwelton Braes. The event is a four-person scramble, with all of the proceeds benefiting Bo Johnson and his family.

  • Golf Results

    Recent league results from around the county.

  • Golf Events

    Upcoming Door County golf events.

  • Edgewood Hosts Labor Day Opening Reception

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host a reception for Exhibit IV on Sept. 1 from 4 – 7 pm. Exhibit IV features painters Karen Cook, George Shipperley and Jonathan Wilde; glass artist Brent J. Marshall; and jeweler Leda Rawlins.

  • Abe Cohn Featured at The Potters Wheel

    Recently glazed stoneware vases, plates, bowls, and mugs by Abe Cohn will be featured and available for purchase at The Potters Wheel Gallery during Labor Day weekend.

  • “Five Friends” Exhibit at Glas

    Pat Olson, Lynn Gilchrist, Mac Schueppert, Bethany Kirwen and Faith Frykman, five Sturgeon Bay artist friends, will display paintings at Glas Coffeehouse from Sept. 6 - 30.

  • Traveling to the Bronze Age

    Sculptors, artists and interested spectators are invited to watch molten bronze transform into a work of art at The Algoma Atelier of Sculpture and Art, a division of Bren Sibilsky Sculpture.

  • Hardy’s Fall Exhibition Focuses on Hardy, Hotz

    With Door County’s rich arts community, it comes as no surprise that a legacy of artists continue to inspire the peninsula. Two of these especially prolific artists, Francis Howe Hardy and Ferdinand L. Hotz are the subjects of the Hardy Gallery's last exhibit of the 50th anniversary season.

  • Artists Return for 12th Annual Gills Rock ArtFest

    On Sept. 1 – 2 from 10 am to 5 pm, the community is invited to Gill’s Rock Coffee (the former Charlene’s Gallery Ten), to see tents filled with fine art, crafts and creative people at work.

  • Santa Fe Shop Displays Copper Art

    The Santa Fe Shop and Gallery present the copper art of New Mexican artist Greg Gowen. Greg discovered metalwork as an ideal canvas for his ideas at an early age.

  • Viking Restaurant Exhibits “Variations on a Legacy”

    Throughout September a series of paintings by Jim Maronek will be displayed at the Viking Restaurant in Ellison Bay. With the exhibit, Maronek aims to remind the public of the need to preserve Liberty Grove’s rural roads.

  • UU Gallery Features Abstracts

    Baileys Harbor resident and artist Myrna Leigh Cohn will exhibit her abstract paintings at the Unitarian Universalist Gallery throughout September. Cohn’s paintings are contemporary reflections of her evolving journey through life.

  • PSA Offers Drawing Class

    Mynn Lanphier will teach Drawing for Dummies this fall at the Peninsula School of Art. Classes will be held Sept. 11 – 14 from 2 – 5 pm. Whether an absolute beginner or more seasoned artist, learn to draw realistically from sight.

  • Door Peninsula Winery Hosts DCAL Showcase

    The 26th Annual Door County Art League (DCAL) Members Showcase, co-presented by DCAL, Woodwalk Gallery and Door Peninsula Winery, will open with a wine and cheese reception at the Peninsula Winery on Sept.

  • Bjِrklunden Offers Watercolor Seminar

    From Sept. 23 – 28, Bjِrklunden is offering “Watercolor: A Fresh Start” with Helen Klebesadel. This watercolor seminar is designed for beginners as well as for those with some experience painting with watercolor but need a refresher.

  • Local Migrant Children Immersed in the Arts

    The Hardy Gallery recently worked with Gibraltar School’s Migrant Education Program to provide migrant children an opportunity to actively participate in the arts through an Art Camp.

  • NWTC Seeks Artists for 2013 Exhibits

    The NWTC Arts Committee is seeking local artists interested in showcasing their work for exhibitions in 2013. Residents of Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Florence, Marinette, Shawano and Oconto Counties are encouraged to apply.

  • The Search Begins for 2013 – 2014 Wisconsin Poet Laureate

    The Poet Laureate Commission of Wisconsin recently announced the opening of the application/nomination process for selection of the Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2013-2014.

  • Harold Thorpe Releases First Novel

    Giddyap Tin Lizzie, The Long Road Back to the Plow is the story of Will O’Shaughnessy’s rise from poor farmer to successful businessman in pre-depression America.

  • David K. Dodd Releases “Star Dawning”

    Local author David K. Dodd has released his second novel, Star Dawning, a family drama that is a sequel to his previous novel, Star Shooting. Set in the prison town of Leavenworth, Kansas, the story reveals how three separate families, striving to survive, interconnect in ways that are unpredictable and heartwarming.

  • Building Momentum for Bikes

    The latest round of public meetings on the Door County Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan encouraged participants to focus on five Es: engineering, encouragement, education, enforcement, and evaluation.