Volume 18 Issue 31 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Sons of Norway Preparing Norwegian Lutefisk Dinner

    It's that time of year, when the Sons of Norway HR Holand Lodge prepares a Norwegian treat available nowhere else. This traditional Norwegian meal is served by a group proud of their heritage and of their culture.

  • 2012 State District Assembly Representative Candidates on the Economy

    Patrick Veeser Democratic candidate Age:  56 Previous Political Offices:  None Education:  Luxumberg-Casco High School; Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

  • 2012 U.S. House of Representative Candidates on the Economy

    Jamie Wall Democratic candidate Age:  41 Previous Political Office: None Education:  Bachelor’s in history and political science from University of Wisconsin – Madison; masters in philosophy and politics from University of Oxford.

  • 2012 U.S. Senate Candidates on the Economy

    Tammy Baldwin Democratic candidate Age:  50 Previous Political Office:  Wisconsin State Assembly, 1993-1999; U.

  • Should We All Vote?

    Should we all vote? Before you say, “yes, that’s our most important civic duty,” or some other cliché your third grade teacher told you, give it some thought.

  • Heritage Road Clarification & Contract Provisions

    The board has clarified the routing of nominations for the Heritage Road Program.

  • Article posted Thursday, October 25, 2012 10:28am

    67.9 - Percent gain in the Dow Jones industrial average during Barack Obama’s first 1,368 days in office

  • Border Collie Brains & Ice Loss in the Himalayas

    Two new studies show that a variation of a drug used against psoriasis suppresses relapses associated with MS. The oral drug is called BG-12, and it awaits FDA approval.

  • 2012 Sales Tax Collection Up

    As you all know, I try to regularly report the county sales tax numbers in this column. These figures derive from that half percent sales tax Door County (and most other counties in Wisconsin) charge.

  • Trumpeting Sandhill Cranes

    With tongue in cheek I maintain this is one of many times during the year that it would require the combined strength of a team of strong draft horses to pull me away from Door County.

  • 2012 Fall 50 Results

    The Fall 50, tagged “The Most Scenic Distance Run in the Midwest,” took place on Oct. 20, where 120 solo runners, 13 pairs and 374 teams ran from Gills Rock to Sturgeon Bay.

  • Door County 4-H’ers Bring Home Horse Show Honors

    Door County 4-H members recently competed in the Wisconsin 4-H State Horse Expo & Gymkhana events at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis. The Gymkhana event was held Sept. 7 - 9, and three Door County youth participated in the speed event.

  • Article posted Thursday, October 25, 2012 9:56am

    All stray animals coming into the Door County Humane Society immediately receive names. It’s a way of making them individuals and aiming toward the day they will find a forever family.

  • Door County Humane Society to Double in Size

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) recently announced expansion plans to increase its building size by 6,735 sq. ft. and renovate its current space at a cost of $1.

  • Kewaunee Families File Legal Action against DNR

    Families near the Town of Lincoln in Kewaunee County are fighting a WI-DNR decision to allow the expansion of an industrial livestock operation, with the capacity to produce 72 million gallons of liquid manure each year.

  • Checks Changing Hands

    Joe Heilman of the Door County Veterans Service Council received a check from fellow veteran and Old Bolts member Dennis Viste.

  • Door County String Academy Receives Grant

    The Door County String Academy recently received a grant from the Education Fund of the Door Community Foundation for a computer equipment upgrade. According to DCSA’s Executive Director Ellen Barlas, “As the Academy has grown, the demands for better technology have also grown.

  • Nor Door Adult Day Services Has New Home

    Nor Door Adult Day Services has moved their home base to First Baptist Church of Sister Bay and were welcomed with open arms by Pastor Mark Billington and the entire congregation.

  • Door County Buy Local Mixer

    The Door County Buy Local Steering Committee is holding a Door County Buy Local business-networking mixer on Nov. 6, 5:30 – 7 pm, at <a href="http://r20.

  • Fall Sale & Luncheon at Ephraim Village Hall

    The Ephraim Moravian Women will host their annual Fall Sale & Luncheon on Oct. 27, 11 am – 2 pm, at the Ephraim Village Hall. The Spanish hamburger lunch will include salad, dessert and a beverage.

  • Register to Vote at the Polls

    To register to vote on the day of the election, bring proof of residency to your polling location. A photo identification is not required.

  • CHIPs Continues with “For I Was Sick and You Visited Me”

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues Community Health Information Programs with “For I Was Sick and You Visited Me.” Susan C. Johnson, Chaplain at Ministry Door County Medical Center, will present this sensitive subject.

  • Fight Cavities with Halloween Candy Buy Back Event

    Door County Dental Care, in a covert effort to fight cavities, is offering a Kids’ Halloween Candy Buy Back Event. Children are encouraged to bring their extra Halloween candy to Door County Dental Care on Nov. 1 - 9.

  • BEACH Act Funding Cut

    When scientists found high numbers of bacteria at The Ridges Beach in Baileys Harbor in July, they posted signs warning visitors not to swim or they could get sick.

  • Sample Ballot

    • President of the United States Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan (Republican) Barack Obama/Joe Biden (Democratic) Virgil Goode/Jim Clymer (Constitution) Gary Johnson/James P.

  • Habitat for Humanity Celebrates Make A Difference Day

    Door County Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with Volunteer Wisconsin, supports Make A Difference Day, celebrated Oct. 20 – Nov. 10. Habitat for Humanity will sponsor volunteer events on Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 & 6, 9 am - 3 pm.

  • Ministry North Shore Medical Clinic Hosts “Sneezes, Coughs and Colds…Oh My!”

    Katie Knipfer, PA, will host the Healthy Living Series program on Nov. 1 at 6 pm at Ministry North Shore Medical Clinic in Algoma. The program, “Sneezes, Coughs and Colds…Oh My!,” focuses on keeping the entire family healthy during cold and flu season.

  • Salvation Army Seeks Bell Ringer Volunteers

    The Salvation Army red kettle and ringers will soon be appearing around the county as the kettle campaign begins on Nov. 16. Proceeds from the local kettle campaign stay in Door County and are used to help neighbors in need.

  • Brian Stillwater Makes Repeat Trip to Pine Ridge Reservation

    For the fourth time, Door County resident Brian Stillwater of Stillwater’s by the Bay in Fish Creek will drive to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota loaded with coats and blankets.

  • Voter Resources

    Need More Election Coverage? Here are resources for voters looking for more information on their candidates, polling places and important election issues.

  • Boy Scouts Visit the Pulse

    Boy Scouts from Northern Door visited the office of the Peninsula Pulse, Door County Living and The Paper Boy on Oct. 18 for a tour of the facility and help with their project on communication.

  • What Happened in Door County?

    • At its Oct. 23 meeting, the Door County Board of Supervisors voted to award $25,000 to Corporation Counsel Grant Thomas in recognition of his service as the county’s interim administrator.

  • 2012 Presidential Candidates on the Economy

    Barack Obama Democratic incumbent Age: 51 Previous Political Offices:  Illinois State Senate, 1997-2004; U.

  • What’s Coming Up in Door County?

    • Household hazardous waste collection programs will take place on Nov. 2, 3:30 – 5:30 pm, at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Station in Sister Bay, and on Nov.

  • Gibraltar Asks Voters for Recurring Revenue Limit Override

    For voters within the Gibraltar Area School District, the Nov. 6 election isn’t just about deciding which politicians to send to Madison and Washington.

  • Kewaunee Nuclear Plant Decommissioned

    The Kewaunee Power Station, a nuclear plant in Kewaunee County, will close next year and leave over 600 people without a job, the grid with less power and Kewaunee with a former nuclear site.

  • The Economy – Number One in Voters’ Minds

    The country’s economic recession technically ended two years ago, but it’s still the top concern for voters. A Gallup poll showed 92 percent of voters considered the economy the most important issue in the 2012 presidential election.

  • Kids Voting USA

    Voter turnout for the 2012 election is expected to be high, and in Door County, it’s going to be just a little bit higher thanks to a program called Kids Voting USA.

  • CHOP Announces Winter Hours

    CHOP announces they will be open Wednesday through Saturday at 5 pm, beginning Nov. 1. Owners Jody and Patsy Wuollett said that the decision to remain open was any easy one.

  • Sturgeon Bay PR Advisor Speaks at International Conference

    Sturgeon Bay writer, editor, and PR advisor Michelle Meacham recently spoke at the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) annual international conference.

  • Dr. Luke Staudenmaier Named FWE Representative

    Dr. Luke Staudenmaier of Staudenmaier Chiropractic Wellness Center was named the official local representative for the Foundation of Wellness Education (FWE).

  • Inn at Kristofer’s Celebrates Beaujolais Nouveau Release

    The Inn at Kristofer’s will celebrate the annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau by offering a $39 fixed price three-course menu paired with a glass of George DuBoeuf Beaujolais Nouveau beginning Nov. 16.

  • Door County Nature Works Offers Holiday Decorating Class

    Door County Nature Works of Egg Harbor is offering a Holiday Decorating Class on Nov. 9, 5 – 7 pm, and Nov. 10, 9 – 11 am. Learn decorating tips for setting a holiday table, creating a beautiful mantel, and enhancing Christmas trees.

  • Lakeshore Industry Cluster Initiative Holds Discovery Forum

    Door County industry leaders in manufacturing, food processing/agriculture, energy and tourism are invited to an Asset Mapping/Discovery Forum on Nov. 7, 12 - 2 pm at NWTC - Sturgeon Bay.

  • Limited Time Sale at Fat Louie’s Olive Oil Co.

    Just in time for the holidays, Fat Louie’s Olive Oil Co. is holding a limited time sale to mix & match oil and vinegar. Save $20 on any six 12.5 oz. bottles or save $7 on any three 12.

  • JCC Features Becky Christianson Sculptures

    The work of soft sculpture artist Becky Christianson is currently featured at Jacksonport Craft Cottage. Christianson creates handmade holiday and winter characters from felt and wool, each with a special name and detailed features.

  • Dr. Nate Hayes Moves Practice to Algoma Clinic

    Ministry North Shore Medical Clinic announces Dr. Nate Hayes, D.O. is moving his practice from Sturgeon Bay to Algoma. Dr. Hayes provides family practice care and joins Katie Knipfer, PA, who has served the Algoma community for two years.

  • Weekend ReCAP

    1_ Friday evening after work, I headed over to The Cookery to catch some live music from The Nicks and enjoy a delicious dinner with friends. Knowing I was going to be running a few miles the next day – and the fact that The Cookery will be closing for the season soon – I didn’t mind indulging a little bit in a house salad with mustard dill vinaigrette, roasted vegetable quesadilla, caramel apple pie ala mode, and a Central Waters Mud Puppy Porter (or two!).

  • Congratulations to Kristal Antholt

    Another lifetime resident of dear old Sturgeon Bay, Just observe her work a full bar each and every day. She greets every patron in a voice that’s far from weak.

  • Goat Cheeses

    Goats are believed to be the oldest domesticated farm animals. It is likely that the very first cheeses were made with goat’s milk. Legend has it that a long time ago a nomad was carrying goat milk in a container made from the stomach of an animal.


    “I’ll get you my pretty!” A wicked witch greets Reese and Amy Merkow during Peninsula State Park’s 11th annual Spooktacular Hike held Oct. 6. The event featured a one-mile candlelit trail decorated with pumpkins, brooms, and spider webs.

  • Article posted Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:14am

    Dear Mary Pat, I am growing so tired of all the political postings on Facebook. My main reason for going to Facebook is just to see what my friends are up to.

  • 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?

  • Grease is the Word

    Sevastopol students in grades 6 – 12 will revive the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley as they present Grease on Nov. 2 and 3. Audiences will be brought back to Rydell High School in 1959 to see one of the world’s most popular musicals.

  • Article posted Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:08am

    Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): Don't be afraid to say, “I don't know” if asked a question. It’s better than giving the wrong answer and looking stupid.

  • Door County Roasts Community and Family Man Dick Burress

    Roasting longtime Door County resident Dick Burress will be “the easiest thing to do,” laughs roaster Greg Diltz, “I’ve known him for 40 years.”

  • Creating a Door County Costume

    “You are a product of your environment,” said W. Clemet Stone. Why not take that literally this Halloween with a Door County inspired guise? Forget the overdone witches, bumble bees, and Barack Obama costumes – show some love to the place you call home.

  • Article posted Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:05am

    Look closely...where in Door County is this located?

  • Pinotage

    Known as South Africa's signature variety, Pinotage was bred there in 1925 as a cross between the Pinot Noir and Cinsaut grapes. Cinsaut, at the time, was known as Hermitage in South Africa, hence the Pinotage name.

  • DCMM Begins Holiday Season with “Merry-Time Festival of Trees”

    The Door County Maritime Museum adds more festivity to this holiday season with the “Merry-Time Festival of Trees.” This festival runs from Nov. 17 through Dec. 11 and will feature artificial trees decorated by local organizations and businesses.

  • “Bitter Seeds” Launches Dinner and a Movie Series

    The first film screening in the Green Door Film Society’s 2012-13 season features Bitter Seeds, an award-winning documentary that explores the future of how people grow things and the worldwide debate over industrial agriculture.

  • Door County Rib Fest at Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club

    The fourth annual Door County Rib Fest will be held at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club on Nov. 17. Neighbor-to-Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers of Door County are holding the event with doors open at 4 pm for cash bar and silent auction.

  • Halloween Film Festival at TAP

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) is screening a number of films in late October. On Oct. 26 at 7:30 pm, Dove will be shown, followed by a discussion with the director, Bernard Anthony Lewandowski, and one of the film’s co-stars, Ryan Patrick Shaw.

  • Isadoora Adds Northern Door Venue for “Pirates of the Chemotherapy”

    Isadoora Theatre Company and the Wellness Center of Door County will bring Paul Schutte’s dramatic comedy, Pirates of the Chemotherapy, to Northern Door audiences on Oct. 30.

  • Crossroads Introduces the Council Ring

    Rings are being formed throughout Crossroads at Big Creek this month. The largest, and most impressive, ring is the newly created Council Ring. The Council Ring is a ring of massive dolomite boulders and will be used for campfires, concerts, storytelling and educational programs.

  • Imuka Singers Bring Energy & Passion to SDCA Stage

    Southern Door Community Auditorium’s 2012-13 Fall/Winter Season begins Nov. 2 at 7 pm with Imuka. This 20-person-choir is made up of talented musicians and dancers representing a dozen community groups from the northwestern shores of Lake Victoria.

  • Magic Show with Charles and The Lady at TAP

    On Oct. 28 at 3 pm, Third Avenue Playhouse will host a magic show with illusions, audience participation, a singer, and other variety acts. The show stars the international award-winning magic of Charles and The Lady and the musical talents of Heater Dawn.

  • Collaborative Writing, Collaborative Performing

    For the past week musicians and songwriters including Geri X, Ruby James, Vincent Gates, James Hall, Chris Aaron, Kim Manning, and many, many more, have gathered together at the Holiday Music Motel in Sturgeon Bay writing ‘dark’ songs, planning costumes, and recording original music.

  • The Artwork of Jeremy and Jenni Evensen

    “Every single piece of silver jewelry I’ve made has been hammered on this stump,” says Jeremy Evensen, referring to a venerable looking chunk of box elder full of indentations.

  • Become a Master Gardener Volunteer

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association (DCMGA) is offering a training program this winter for anyone wanting to become a Master Gardener Volunteer.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 387

    One of my favorite poems is by Ruth Stone, about eating at a McDonald’s, and I have myself written a poem about a lunch at Arby’s. To these fast-food poems I now propose we add this fine one about IHOP, by Christine Stewart-Nuٌez, who teaches at South Dakota State University.

  • Edgewood Orchard Galleries Closes for Season

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will close for the 2012 season on Oct. 28 at 5 pm. A “Closing Weekend Reception” will be held on Oct. 27, 10 am – 5 pm, as a “Thank You” to all of the gallery visitors who helped make the 2012 season a success.

  • Cherry Land Chapters

    “You never throw a wrench in it, in society,” says a woman with severely cropped hair, crisp with styling gel, as pure and white as politicians’ promises.

  • “Connection – A Portraiture of Yunnan, China” at Meadows Gallery

    The Meadows Art Gallery will host the photo exhibition “Connection – A Portraiture of Yunnan, China” from Nov. 1 – 30. The opening reception is set for Nov. 1 - 30.

  • Travel through a Painting at PSA

    Painters become tour guides as they direct viewers down visual paths in the exhibition, “Travels Within the Frame,” on display from Nov. 9 – Dec. 30, at Peninsula School of Art.

  • UU Gallery Features Jean Crane and Bill Hoge

    Jean Crane and Bill Hoge, of Cedarburg and Fish Creek, will exhibit their paintings at the Unitarian Universalist Gallery throughout November. Crane is an accomplished painter and teacher at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, and Hoge paints as a hobby while practicing periodontics in Sheboygan.

  • Jan Comstock Chosen as Finalist

    Artwork by Baileys Harbor artist Jan Comstock was selected as a finalist in the Richeson 75 International – Figure & Portrait 2012 Exhibit. The exhibit is currently on display at the Richeson School of Art & Gallery and their online gallery, until Dec. 7.

  • Brian Gruender to run Fall 50 twice in honor of Bo Johnson

    The Fall 50 will host a century runner for the second straight year. Last year it was Aaron Schneider, who finally achieved his dream of completing a 100-mile run by starting his Fall 50 in Sturgeon Bay the night before the race, where he ran the course backward and joined the rest of the field in Gills Rock at the starting line.