Volume 19, Issue 11 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Run. Bike. Run.

    Looking for a family friendly race event that caters to both new and experienced athletes? Mark your calendar for the Door County YMCA’s Labor Day Weekend Run & Duathlon on Aug. 31 at the Northern Door Program Center in Fish Creek.

  • Door County League Baseball

    Standings, results and schedule for Door County League baseball.

  • 2013 Nor-Door Little League

    The standings, results and schedule for Nor-Door Little League.

  • Door County Varsity Athletics

    VARSITY ATHLETICS GIBRALTAR HIGH SCHOOL Baseball June 4 – Sectionals @ Ripon College, 10 am (this sectional appearance hinges on a May 29 game against Manitowoc Lutheran) Track and Field May 31 & June 1 – State Competition @ Veterans Memorial Stadium in La Crosse SEVASTOPOL HIGH SCHOOL Sevastopol/ Gibraltar Girls Soccer June 1 – […]

  • 2013 Women’s Double Header League Softball

    Schedule All games start at 6:30 pm. June 3 Happy Hour @ Mike’s Port Pub (Jacksonport ball field) AC Tap @ Birmingham’s (Institute Town Park, north field) Bley’s Bar @ Institute Saloon (Institute Town Park, south field) Hitching Post – bye week June 10 Happy Hour @ Hitching Post (Institute Town Park, south field) Bley’s […]

  • Door County Jobs at Stake in Southeast Asia

    Kuala Lumpur is in full expansion. The number of car owners is increasing faster than roads can be built. This means better paying jobs, a higher standard of living, more rich people, more boats.

  • Women’s Wear Daily and People Magazine as Fine Literature or, Door County’s Questionable Literacy

    Note: Early this year I asked readers to suggest some of their favorite columns from the past to celebrate 20 years of writing this column. Aside from some of my April Fool’s columns, the following seems to have stuck in people’s minds more than most.

  • Mike Walker Recognized for Service to the Town

    Welcome to the Notes from the Grove, providing Liberty Grove residents and 
visitors tidbits of information about goings on in town government. • Mike Walker was recognized at the last board meeting for his service to the Town of Liberty Grove.

  • Article posted Thursday, May 30, 2013 5:43pm

    Michael Dougherty, Gary Green and Dean Volenberg studied the local food community in Door County by surveying retail establishments such as supermarkets, bakeries, restaurants, cooking schools and inns, to learn about their food purchasing practices.

  • Correlation between Television Watching and Sperm Count

    Men who sit around and watch a lot of television have lower sperm counts than more active men. In a study of 189 healthy young men, British researchers found that those who watched more than 20 hours of TV a week had sperm counts 44 percent lower than those who watched no TV.

  • Flowering Dogwood Trees

    Having recently returned from a brief vacation to the Blue Ridge Mountains to enjoy a welcome sneak preview of the “spring woods awakening,” we’re convinced there are few wild floral displays in the world that can surpass those of the Azaleas, Redbud and the Flowering Dogwood trees.

  • Sevastopol DI Teams Think Outside the Box

    A team of six Sevastopol Middle School students proved themselves to be world-class problem solvers by taking a first place trophy in the Destination ImagiNation Globals held last week in Knoxville, Tenn.

  • Article posted Thursday, May 30, 2013 4:46pm

    Cat colony #1 has a large window facing the entrance to the new building at the Door County Humane Society. There are four colonies of cats right now, soon to be expanded to six.

  • DKB&EP Unveils Student-constructed Home

    The Door Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership (DKBEP) honored the achievements of 11 area youth at an open house and dedication ceremony on May 22 for the 6th Annual DKBEP High School Home Construction Program.

  • Ministry Fund Receives Sustainability Grant

    The Ministry Fund Program at Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) received a $2,000 Sustainability Grant from the Door County Community Foundation.

  • Open House at Ephraim Fire Department

    The Ephraim Fire Department invites the community to an open house on June 1, 10 am – 2 pm. Come watch live demonstrations, inspect the new Engine #8, talk with firefighters and enjoy hot dogs and brats.

  • Electronics Recycling Event at Baylake Bank

    Baylake Bank in Sister Bay will hold an electronics recycling event on June 8. People are invited to bring electronic items to the Baylake Bank parking lot between 8 am and 12 pm.

  • Community Clinic Opens Second Location in Sister Bay

    To better serve their Northern Door patients the Community Clinic of Door County will open a second location in Sister Bay. The new clinic is located in the Country Walk Mall at 10578 Country Walk Mall, Unit 29.

  • Mike McCutcheon Discusses End-of-life Care at CHIP

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with “Having The Conversation” on June 9, 4 pm, at Stella Maris in Sister Bay.

  • Sturgeon Bay YMCA Provides Free Meals to Children All Summer

    As part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program, the Door County YMCA will provide free meals to children all summer. Meals will be served all over the city using mobile sites.

  • Training Sessions Announced for Door County Civility Project

    The newly formed, community-based Door County Civility Project aims to advance the cause of civility in everyday lives of people in our community. Consider becoming a part of the solution by joining with others in the coming activities of the Door County Civility Project.

  • Gibraltar Senior Farewell Concert Hosted by Ephraim Moravian Church

    The Gibraltar Senior Farewell Concert will be held on June 12, 7 pm, at Ephraim Moravian Church. Kimberly Craig, Katie Glabe, Matt Knutson, Anya Kopischke, Samantha Phillips and Rob Volpe will perform as a thank you to the community for the support they have received throughout their high school years.

  • Water Audit Underway at Peninsula State Park

    Peninsula State Park has cut its water use by half in recent years, and is taking steps to improve its water efficiency even more with a water audit. The park is testing toilets, pipes, and other plumbing to check for leaks and to gauge the plumbing’s water efficiency as part of a pilot project aimed at developing recommendations that can help cut water use and associated costs at this park and others throughout the state system.

  • Sturgeon Bay Police Department Introduces Police App

    The Sturgeon Bay Police Department’s newest tool to keep the public informed about what’s going on in is now available on your Android or iPhone. The app has 24 possible features and options and can be downloaded free by searching for My Police Department or MyPD in the iPhone or Android marketplace.

  • Authentic Mexican Meals in Fish Creek

    The Arroyo Bay Grill opened in mid-May with a fresh paint job, a new porch and a big menu. “We have the basic sandwiches, but what makes us different is the wood-fired meat,” said Nino Jauregui, one of the restaurant owners.

  • Parallel 44 Opens Door County Winery – Door 44

    Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery will open a second location on the outskirts of Sturgeon Bay just in time for the start of the summer. It will be called Door 44 Winery and, interestingly, this second winery is also on the 44th parallel, the northern latitude that inspired the original winery’s name and is shared by the storied wine regions of Bordeaux, France and Tuscany, Italy, with one big difference – the vines at Parallel 44 endure sub-zero temperatures.

  • Mojo Rosa’s Partners with Hinterland Brewery for Beer Pairing Dinner

    Mojo Rosa’s in Egg Harbor will host a beer pairing dinner on June 14, 5 – 9 pm, and the United Way of Door County will be the featured charity for the event.

  • Buy Local Mixer to be Held at Nautical Inn

    Door County Buy Local will hold its next business networking mixer on June 5, 5:30 – 7 pm, at The Nautical Inn Pub and Grill, 234 Kentucky St., Sturgeon Bay.

  • DCEDC Offers Business Counseling Sessions

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

  • Door County Interiors & Design Announce Giveaway Winners

    Door County Interiors & Design recently announced the winner of their $10,000 Wake Up Sit Down Giveaway (a cumulative event with Good Day Wisconsin). The grand-prize winners are Dennis and Rosie Roskom from Black Creek, Wis.

  • Gibraltar Grill’s Featured Pasta to Benefit United Way

    Gibraltar Grill of Fish Creek has chosen the United Way of Door County as the nonprofit to benefit from the sales of the featured pasta in May and June.

  • On Overlanding: Why Americans Should Get on the Truck

    Every morning before we left camp, Dave filled two thermoses with instant coffee. The caffeine kept him on high alert as he guided the truck down pot-holed roads that wound up into the mountains between Malawi and Mozambique, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

  • What to Save in Door County

    Let’s begin with the shape of the thumb / that angles gently out to deep water,/ its harbors carved by waves hammering / from the west and slowly built by ridges / on the east.

  • Myth Making: Door County’s New Poet Laureate

    One of the three scholarly works published by Estella Lauter, now Professor Emirita of the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh as well as Door County’s new poet laureate, was entitled Women As Mythmakers: Poetry and Visual Arts by Twentieth-Century Women.

  • Katie Dahl Discusses the Art of Crafting a Song

    During her freshman year of college, Katie Dahl slipped on ice and broke her wrist. “I used to play the oboe, but I couldn’t play for awhile. I had all this extra time so I started playing guitar."

  • Filmmaker Chris Opper Introduces North Ephraim Movie Theater

    Chris Opper didn’t know what to do after high school. “I took a few years off before I went to college and then took a TV course – I thought it would be a slack off class, an easy A, but I got really into it."

  • A Celebration of Side Pork Benefits Nonprofits

    Two law enforcement officers were sitting around a campfire one night several years back, trying to come up with ideas to raise money for nonprofits they both serve on, when they hit on what has turned out to be a winning idea – a festival of side pork.

  • History of Old Ellison Bay Schoolhouse

    The property was originally owned by Johan Eliason, aka John Ellison, the namesake for the village of Ellison Bay. Eliason gifted, or sold for a nominal fee, the property to school district #5 in 1877.

  • Q&A with Artist George Shipperley

    My gaze always lingers over George Shipperley’s distinct and brilliant oil pastel paintings. The highly acclaimed impressionist painter who shows at Edgewood Orchards Galleries in Fish Creek presents primarily colorful floral still lifes and landscapes that captivate the viewer, calling for a second look or two or three.

  • Sixth Grader Earns Standing Ovation at Memorial Day Service

    While there were many words issued at the sunny Memorial Day morning tribute to fallen servicemen and women at Little Sister Cemetery in Sister Bay, the words that brought everyone to their feet came from sixth grader Frankie Pudlo, who told of attending the service every year with his family – rain or shine, hot or cold – and then read Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address.

  • Hotel Impossible Slips into Baileys Harbor

    Travel Channel’s hit series Hotel Impossible returns for a third season premiering Monday, Aug. 12, at 9 pm, and follows hotel fixer Anthony Melchiorri as he rescues struggling hotels that are down to their last hope.

  • One Big Step for a Library

    Behind the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library a gently sloping grassy space leads up to a wooded area. “The Library Commission had kicked around ideas for developing the area,” branch head librarian Betty Curzon said, “but many of them seemed high maintenance and we don’t have a groundskeeper just for the library.

  • $1 Million Gift Kicks Off Ridges Sanctuary Capital Campaign

    A botanist’s poor eyesight led to a $1 million dollar lead gift to kickoff a $3.5 million campaign for a new interpretive center for The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor.

  • Kolsch Pleases the Eye and Palate

    If Louis Pasteur had not followed the scientific thread to what we know today as pasteurization, Kolsch might have become one of the most important beers in the world.


    (Left to right) Rich Woldt of VFW 8337 and Jerry Cole of VFW 3088 attended the Flag Raising Ceremony to kick off the Jacksonport Maifest festivities on May 25.

  • Congratulations to Gretchen Geurts

    Spend some time shadowing Gretchen, you’ll be filled with the greatest awe. Just loves the job she has, working for her sister and brother-in-law. She can’t wait to engage her customers, always listening to what they say.

  • The Cheese Insider

    I just completed a four-day comprehensive workshop, “The World of Cheese,” at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. The course was presented by the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research, Department of Food Science, UW Madison and Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.

  • Article posted Wednesday, May 29, 2013 4:18pm

    Look closely…where in Door County is this located?

  • 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, May 29, 2013 4:13pm

    Dear Mary Pat, After reading the letter from the lady who was hollered at for eating grapes at the food market [Volume 19 Issue 10], I am compelled to describe my encounter with an equally rude shopkeeper.

  • Article posted Wednesday, May 29, 2013 4:12pm

    Gemini (May 21 – June 21): Your lucky musical instrument this week is the ukulele, which will serve as an astonishing lapel brooch. Cancer (June 22 – July 22): Wednesday will be a great s’mores day.

  • Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Celebrates 50 Years of Tours

    In 1868 the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse cast its beam over the Green Bay for the first time. Guiding vessels through the waters’ treacherous shoals, the lighthouse and its keepers provided safe passage for the next 58 years.

  • Door County Sail & Power Squadron to Provide Free Vessel Safety Checks

    The Door County Sail & Power Squadron is providing free vessel safety checks (VSC) to ensure boaters their vessels are in good working order. The squadron’s vessel safety examiners are trained and United States Coast Guard certified.

  • Crossroads Hosts Monarch Weekend

    Crossroads at Big Creek will host Monarch Weekend on June 8 and 9. Monarchs migrate, flying south to Mexico for the winter. In the spring, monarchs arrive in Door County.

  • Niagara Escarpment Ledge Tour held at Bayshore Blufflands Preserve

    The Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership (LNRP) will hold a ledge tour of the Niagara Escarpment and wetland complex at Bayshore Blufflands Preserve.

  • DNR Biologists Stock 600-gallon Tank at Pen Park

    Fish filleted and breaded might be a familiar sight, but how about seeing perch, bass and other native species in a more natural habitat? On June 1 and 2, visitors to Peninsula State Park can see a 600-gallon tank, stocked by DNR fisheries biologists, with these species.

  • Gibraltar Players Perform Student-produced, One-act Play

    On May 31, June 1 and 2, members of the Gibraltar theatre program will perform the second annual student-produced one act play, directed by senior Anya Kopischke.

  • Midsummer’s Music Festival Begins “In an English Country Garden”

    Door County’s Midsummer’s Music Festival kicks off with a gala opening night concert event “In an English Country Garden” on June 7 at 7 pm at the Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Egg Harbor.

  • New Groups to Perform at Door County Renaissance Faire

    The fourth annual Door County Renaissance Faire returns to Carlsville June 29 – 30 and July 6 -7. “We are setting the stage for a dazzling season, adding new performers, new activities, new merchants and welcoming old favorites back as well,” says Lady Bliss, a.k.a. Sandy Stetler, executive director of the founding organization.

  • Door County Appreciation Night Kicks-off Steel Bridge Songfest

    While artists from all over the country and the world will converge upon the city of Sturgeon Bay to perform in Steel Bridge Songfest (SBSF), Door County certainly has no shortage of talent.

  • The Nicks Announce Season Lineup

    After a winter hiatus, The Nicks, featuring Nick Hoover and Nick Steingart, will reunite to bring Door County a soundtrack to their summer. The duo, now celebrating 10 years of playing their eclectic mix of folk, rock, reggae and Americana up and down the Door Peninsula, will perform at an array of venues – including weekly performances at Fred & Fuzzy’s Waterfront Bar & Grill near Sister Bay on Tuesdays from 7 – 10 pm and The Garage at Husby’s in Sister Bay on Fridays from 7 – 10:30 pm.

  • Birds of Chicago Return to the Island

    Birds of Chicago will make two stops in Door County in June – on June 21, 6:45 pm, at the Trueblood Performing Arts Center on Washington Island; and June 22, 8 pm, at The Lodge at Leathem Smith in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Cookery Music Series Begins in June

    The Cookery’s wine bar will host a music series on Thursday nights starting in June. The series features Danielle French on June 6, David Hatch and Lynn Gudmundsen on June 13, Highland Road on June 20, and Julian Hagen on June 27.

  • 5 Milers Concert to Benefit DOOR CANcer Inc.

    The 5 Milers Folk Music Band will perform a benefit for DOOR CANcer Inc., and the Door Community Auditorium on July 27. A 5 Miler concert is full of the songs of the Kingston Trio, Peter Paul and Mary, the Weavers, and more.

  • Mike Orthober Adds to “Seasons of Life” Display

    Master taxidermist Mike Orthober will mount a specimen for the “Seasons of Life” display at the Door County Historical Museum on June 1, 10 am – 4 pm.

  • Commercial Fishing Discussed at Baileys Harbor Historical Society Meeting

    The Baileys Harbor Historical Society will hold their June 6 meeting at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall at 7 pm. Trygvie Jensen, author of Wooden Boats & Iron Men and Through Waves and Gales Come Fishermen’s Tales, will speak on the history of commercial fishing in Baileys Harbor and Door County.

  • Bjِrklunden Offers Week-long Grandparent/Grandchild Seminar

    From June 23 through June 28, Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden is offering “Magic, Yo-Yos, Juggling, Music, Games, & Nature Exploration – Tons of Fun! (Grandparent/Grandchild Week)” with David Stokes and Michael Steele.

  • Learning to Spin the Ball

    Golf is such a layered sport. It takes multiple clubs, multiple shots, multiple partners and offers countless answers for “How’d you shoot?” In this onion of a sport, the thinnest of layers are many times overlooked.

  • Sean Hogan Nabs Hole-in-One

    Sean Hogan is the latest Door County golfer to nab an ace. Hogan was playing at The Orchards Golf Course with his older brother James and friends Matthew Seiler and Adam Hauser.

  • Golf Scores

    Results from the 2013 Peninsula Big Cup Scramble

  • DCMM Features “The Lighthouse Show”

    Lighthouses are in the spotlight at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay where “The Lighthouse Show” is currently on exhibit. This collection of paintings featuring Door County’s many historic lighthouses is on display in the Museum’s Reddin Bridge Room.

  • Budget Uncertain for Agricultural Research Stations

    It wasn’t long ago that the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station in Sturgeon Bay was threatened with the ax. In 2011, the station faced staggering budget cuts, potential closure and an uncertain future.

  • UU Gallery Features “Worthy Clicks” by Jim Rossol

    Jim Rossol, longtime visitor to Door County, and now full-time resident, will exhibit “Worthy Clicks” at the UU Gallery throughout June. The opening reception is June 2, 2 – 4 pm, and open to the public.

  • Egg Harbor Public Arts Committee Announces Upcoming Projects

    When it comes to public art displays in Door County, the village of Egg Harbor created a class of its own, and on the way amassed a collection of creative works noticeable throughout the village.

  • Judie Stang Displays Work at Baileys Harbor Cornerstone Pub

    Local homeowner and artist Judie Stang will exhibit her original oil paintings of “the quiet side” at the Baileys Harbor Cornerstone Pub this summer. Stang is the author of Lasting Impressions of Door County, which debuted in 2009 and is still available in Door County stores.

  • Washington Island Detroit Harbor Enhancement Planned

    Washington Island could be getting a facelift. A year ago, the Town of Washington received a coastal management match grant that gave the town $30,000 toward a study to map out improvements that would boost the community’s economy and make island life a little nicer.

  • “Stop and Smell the Roses” at Base Camp Coffee Bar

    Still life painting is described as painting inanimate objects – these objects are painted for their symbolism, colors, shapes and perspectives. Pipka Ulvilden’s show, “Stop and Smell the Roses,” includes still life paintings as well as portraits with a floral theme and collage elements.

  • Your Reps in the News

    State Assembly Representative Garey Bies Bies is seeking co-sponsorship of a bill that would require a physician who performs or induces an abortion after 10 weeks to arrange final disposition of the fetal remains resulting from the abortion.

  • Board of Reviews Scheduled

    • The Board of Review for the Town of Egg Harbor will be held from 6 to 8 pm Monday, June 3, at the Town Hall (5242 County I). • The Board of Review for the Town of Baileys Harbor will be held Tuesday, June 4, from 6 to 8 pm in the meeting room at the Town Hall, 2392 County F, Baileys Harbor.

  • Artists Guild Offers New Classes and Opportunities

    June is packed with activities at Artists Guild in Sturgeon Bay. “Tuesdays with Jen” is a new, weekly session for adults that starts June 4 and meets from 10 am – 12 pm.

  • Donna Brown Celebrates Nature at Mr. Helsinki Exhibit

    Mr. Helsinki Restaurant will host an exhibit of new work by local artist Donna Brown from June 1 through July 12. This body of work focuses on flowers with a subtle pairing of birds, bees and butterflies.

  • “Yard: The Art of Craig Blietz” on View at Gallery 224

    An exhibition of recent large-scale paintings by Sister Bay artist Craig Blietz has opened at Gallery 224 in Port Washington, Wis. The exhibition features nine paintings, some as large as 8-foot by 9-foot.

  • David A. Franke Juried into “Bike Art VIII” Exhibit

    “The Cosmic Cyclist” by Egg Harbor artist David A. Franke was juried into the “Bike Art VIII” exhibition at Altered Esthetics in Minneapolis, Minn. The 8th annual exhibit, held June 6 – 27, celebrates all things bicycling.

  • Sturgeon Bay Rejects “Spot Zoning”

    • The City of Sturgeon Bay has rejected a request to turn a private home into a rental property for tourists on the basis that such a move represents “spot zoning.

  • Local Threshold Choirs Sing to Heal, Comfort and Love

    There is a power in music that Nancy Feld can’t explain. “Just the sound by itself I think is something,” Feld said. “In my experience it touches inside like words don’t, and whether there’s a scientific explanation for it, I don’t know.

  • Lori Beringer Included in Oil Painters of America National Exhibition

    Fine artist Lori Beringer from Plymouth, Wis., has won an award at the 22nd annual Oil Painters of America (OPA) National Exhibition. “Quiet Strength” won the Portraiture Honorable Mention.

  • Harold Thorpe Awarded IPPY for “Giddyap Tin Lizzie”

    Giddyap Tin Lizzie, The Long Road Back to the Plow, by Harold Thorpe, is a silver medalist in the IPPY awards Great Lakes best regional fiction category.