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Volume 20, Issue 28 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Hail Destroys Research Crops

    Matt Stasiak believes farmers – or in his case, farm researchers – have to have hope when events conspire against them, as they did the night of July 14 when a freak hailstorm destroyed all the crops at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station just north of Sturgeon Bay.

  • Hungry for Change

    Democratic Attorney General candidate Jon Richards brought his campaign to Door County on July 10 with his message that Wisconsin residents are ready for change.

  • Burke Stumps in Door

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke brought her campaign to Door County for two days on July 10 – 11. She kicked things off on the 10th with lunch at Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant in Sister Bay, followed by an appearance at the Democratic Party of Door County’s annual BBQ at Sawyer Park in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Baileys Harbor Marina to Get New Roof

    At its July 14 meeting, the Baileys Harbor Town Board decided to move forward with deck replacement for the leaky marina roof, using IEI General Contractors, Inc.

  • Algoma Bans Liquid Manure Use

    The City of Algoma became one of a growing number of municipalities to enact an ordinance to prohibit the spreading, spraying or storage of liquid manure in the city limits.

  • Hail Destroys Research Crops

    Matt Stasiak believes farmers – or in his case, farm researchers – have to have hope when events conspire against them, as they did the night of July 14 when a freak hailstorm destroyed all the crops at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station just north of Sturgeon Bay.

  • Celebrate the 1969 Moon Landing

    Did you know that Stanley Kubrick, director of 2001: A Space Odyssey, filmed the faked moon landing in 1969? Yes, there are people out there who actually believe the July 20, 1969, lunar landing was an elaborate hoax pulled off by the U.

  • Northern Door Volleyball League

    Standings, Results, & Schedule

  • Door County Triathlon Leaving Water

    Cold Winter Means Cold Water for Triathlon

    The polar vortex of 2014 isn’t loosening its grip on the county yet. This winter’s deep freeze continues to chill water temperatures in Lake Michigan and Green Bay, which could impact the Door County Triathlon July 19 and 20. Director Sean Ryan says he has given participants extra warning about the water temperature, which has […]

  • Football All-Stars

    Skyler Schopf and Nick Kita have been chosen by the South team coaches to play in the 2014 8-Man All-Star Football game. The game will be held at 7 pm Friday, July 18, in Breitenbach Stadium at Middleton High School.

  • Door County League Baseball

    Standings, Results, & Schedule

  • All-County Effort

    The 15-year-old Door County Babe Ruth All-Star team recently returned from the state tournament in Dodgeville, Wis., where they went three for five. They came up one game short on Sunday, July 13, of the semi-final championship game.

  • National Champion

    The Door County YMCA sent nine athletes to the 2014 Gymnastics Nationals in Tampa, Fla., the week of July 1 – 5. Miya Eliyah had an excellent tournament and won a national championship with her Level 4 floor routine while Tournament Results Level 2 • Kendall Christiansen – 6th vault; 6th bars; 11th floor; 15th […]

  • Brewers vs. Reds Bus Trip

    The Baileys Harbor Athletics Club is sponsoring a bus trip to a Brewers game on Wednesday, July 23, against the Cincinnati Reds. Tickets are $50/person and includes ticket, bus fare, food and drinks.

  • Dribble, Pass, Shoot

    Back for its third year, Ehrhardt’s Door County Basketball Camp (DCBC) registration is open. Girls and boys who will be entering first through twelfth grade in the fall of 2014 can pre-register for $75.

  • More Opportunities to Zumba

    Beginning Aug. 4, a third Zumba Gold class will be offered at the Door County Senior Resource Center on 14th Ave., Sturgeon Bay. The class begins at 4:30 pm and lasts 40 to 45 minutes.

  • 2014 Women’s Double Header League Softball

    Standings, Results, & Schedule

  • The Story of a Therapy Dog

    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again was the motto of therapy dog Amos. The first time he took his certification test, he was a little rambuctious and flunked.

  • Door County Ferns to Preserve

    If teachers had told me as a small boy that the coal my dad burned in the basement furnace to heat our home was originally formed in part from the carbonized remains of ferns resembling those dad grew along the shaded north side of our home, I would have had a hard time believing them.

  • The Climate Corner

    Meeting the challenge posed by climate change was a matter of broad bipartisan concern in our country just a decade ago, really a matter of practical management.

  • On Track?

    State fisheries biologists are revising the long-term fisheries management plan for Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan waters and invite the public to provide input during a second round of public review.

  • Identify Invasives

    Throughout the summer, the Door County Invasive Species Team will be working with Door County parks to identify invasive species concerns within our parks.

  • Revising Our Standards

    State officials are seeking public input on 22 water quality standard topics for Wisconsin lakes and rivers related to the protection of public health, recreation, fish, and other aquatic communities.

  • Walk the Escarpment

    On July 26, from 9 am – 12 pm, explore “The Waters of The Ledge” at The Ridges Sanctuary in celebration of the Niagara Escarpment’s eastern edge of the Door Peninsula, along the “backside” (or cuesta) of the Niagara Escarpment.

  • Bring the Outdoors to Your Phone

    People now have an easier and more convenient way to find activities, events and nature programs at Wisconsin state parks, with a new mobile-friendly events calendar on the Department of Natural Resources website.

  • Article posted Wednesday, July 16, 2014 1:58pm

    About 90 percent of global marine fish populations are heading for trouble. More than 25 percent have already collapsed, 30 percent are over-exploited, and 38 percent are fully exploited.

  • Joe Jarosh Wins National CTA Award

    Joe Jarosh was both humbled and tickled to learn he has been named the national 2014 Certified Tourism Ambassador of the Year. “There are so many deserving people,” he said, “but it was a nice honor to get that for what I love doing.

  • Progress on Plum

    Saturday, July 12, turned out to be a very productive day on Plum Island, located in the Death’s Door Passage off the northern tip of the Door Peninsula.

  • Article posted Wednesday, July 16, 2014 1:51pm

    Just as much fun as his picture promises, this is Himsum. He’s a Will Rogers-type dog – he hasn’t met a person, child or other dog he doesn’t like. Only 4-5 years old, Himsum is a Shih Tzu mix found in Southern Door.

  • Importance of Water Safety

    With the swimming season now in full swing, the Door County YMCA is offering free swimming and water safety lessons to 100 low-income Door County children this summer, thanks to a grant through YUSA.

  • Community Clinic of DC Receives Grant

    The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded the Community Clinic of Door County a Sustainability Grant from the Health and Human Needs Funds to provide assistance to clinic patients with expenses related to lab testing and medication costs.

  • Music Students Win Award

    Kayla Cabrera, viola, and Carissa McQuaid, violin, were selected as Birch Creek’s 2014 Burton Concerto Award winners, with Matthew Reeder earning the runner-up position, after a competition that took place on July 8.

  • Fundraising Luncheon

    Christ Child Society’s next meeting will take place at St. Michael’s Social Hall in Jacksonport on July 28 at 12:30 pm. Members would like to invite all to attend their annual fundraising luncheon on August 6 with entertainment by Ben Larsen.

  • Celebrate the Cherry

    The 20th annual Cherry Fest will be held on Aug. 2 from 7 am – 4 pm at Lakeside Park, Hwy 57, Jacksonport. Savor the great food, including fresh cherries, cherry brats, cherry hamburgers, and an assortment of cherry desserts.

  • Liberty Grove Historical Society Presents…

    On July 21, everyone is invited to the regular Liberty Grove Historical Society membership meeting beginning at 7 pm, featuring light refreshments and an enlightening exposé of Northern Door’s own “Fifth Estate” by Lon Kopitzke, co-founder of the Door Reminder newspaper (which became the Advocate).

  • “Surfin” Benefits Shelter

    Against a backdrop of boats on the harbor, the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) benefit “Surfin’ for the Shelter” will take place on Aug. 1 in Egg Harbor.

  • Update on Disaster Assistance

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided a 12-week progress report on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs, announcing that USDA has processed 106,000 payments to farmers in 40 states across the country who suffered livestock and grazing losses between October 2011 and passage of the 2014 Farm Bill.

  • We Are HOPE Inc., Provides Job Training Program

    We Are HOPE, Inc., which operates the Door County Job Center, will hold another Work Certified Program. This training opportunity is scheduled to run from Nov.

  • MacReady’s Hosts Afternoon Cookouts

    On July 22 and 29, Jeanne Kuhns will perform her original folk/ rock from 3 – 5 pm, at MacReady’s Artisan Bread Company. Stop by for an ice-cream cone or sandwich, and enjoy the music.

  • Virge Temme Trendsets in Sustainable Design

    The current edition of Green Building and Design, the flagship magazine for the green building industry, features Sturgeon Bay architect Virge Temme as one of the nation’s leading trendsetters in sustainable design.

  • YMCA Gifts the Community with Peterson Park

    • As the northeast portion of the City of Sturgeon Bay has developed, there had been no provision of common green spaces to mirror that residential growth.

  • Good for Another 30 Years

    What started out as a fix-up of the existing 30-year-old building turned into a complete rebuild for Seaquist Orchards Farm Market during the off-season.

  • Weekend Recap

    1. Just as I had begun to clear out my register after another busy evening of greeting and seating, a gruff voice addressed me from behind. I whipped around in a panic, but fortunately, there was no malcontent man to be seen; instead, I was met by my aunt and visiting Chicagoan cousin, and soon we were all enjoying a few drinks at the bar.

  • Trivia

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

  • Congratulations to Desislava Johnson

    So many good servers in the Door we’re aware of and do see, But none quite as confident as this week’s selection, Desi. Been in the States since ’07; no worries or great fears.

  • Follow Your Heart

    “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” ~ Steve Jobs

  • Overheard & 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, July 16, 2014 11:48am

    Dear Mary Pat, Are cell phones really accepted anywhere and everywhere these days? I was shocked at a recent performance by the audacity of a young gal and her telephone.

  • Framed

    Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy stopped by the Arroyo Bay Grill in Fish Creek during his recent visit to Door County, much to the pleasure of fans Armando (right) and Nino Jauregui.

  • The Cheese Insider

    Serving a cheese course does not need to be elaborate to be inviting. A single carefully chosen cheese in perfect condition is more alluring than a tray loaded with uninspired selections.

  • Have a Healthy Beer

    I once got so sick of stories about how wine is good for you that I set out in search of research about the benefits of beer. The resulting story appeared in scores of newspapers in the early part of this century.

  • Rogue Children

    The students in Rogue Theater’s Children’s Theater Camp have been creating a great summer adventure. Director Lola DeVillers has worked with the students to not only develop their theater arts skills, but also to increase their creativity – a key factor in lifelong success.

  • A “Fantastick” Night

    Stage Door Theatre Company presents Talley’s Folly, a romantic comedy by Lanford Wilson, through July 25 at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay. The play features Drew Brhel and Amy Ensign.

  • Organ-Plus-One

    Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church’s pipe organ presents renowned organist Peter Richard Conte with Andrew Ennis, playing flügelhorn. For their premier appearance in Door County on July 27 at 7 pm, this organ-plus-one duo promises a program of brilliant virtuosic playing, humor, and grace – truly an enjoyable evening of superb artistry and entertainment.

  • Ties that Bind

    Rogue Theater announces its production of Alabama Bound will run now through July 27. The five-woman play, written by Charlotte Higgins, stars Lori Wier, Lola DeVillers, Renee Kujawski, Keri Grimsley and Carrie Counihan, and is directed by Stuart Champeau.

  • Christie Expert Visits Pen Players

    Peninsula Players Theatre, in conjunction with its production of Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit And Then There Were None, will host Christie scholar Christopher Chan, July 22 at 6:30 pm.

  • A Tradition of Music

    Forty members of the New Herrnhut Moravian Church choir from the island of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, will be in residence from July 20 – 23 in Ephraim.

  • Guys On TV

    American Folklore Theatre’s Guys On Ice, by Fred Alley and James Kaplan, premiered in Door County in 1998 and has since earned the title “Wisconsin's Most Beloved Musical.

  • Setting the Stage

    Emmett Woods is one of many people who have made the Trueblood Performing Arts Center (TPAC) what it is today. What started off as a dream and vision by Ruth and Wilson Trueblood through a generous bequest, a gift of land and initial endowment funding from Arni and Mary Richter, and unlimited donations of time and money from the Washington Island community at large, the Trueblood is a first-class facility that offers high quality entertainment to the visitors and community of the island.

  • Defying Gravity

    Gravity Trails, located at 1420 Pine Drive, Baileys Harbor, is offering a plethora of kayak and zipline tours with favorites such as the clear bottom shipwreck kayak sunset tour.

  • When All Else Fails

    The Door County Sail and Power Squadron continues its 2014 summer seminar series with “Mariner’s Compass” on July 26. So you think your Boat’s GPS is pretty slick? What happens when your electronics fail? The Marine Compass is still the boaters’ primary navigation tool and essential when all else fails.

  • Lake Lesson on “Beach Health”

    Lake Lessons, The Ridges’ Thursday evening speaker series, continues on July 24 at 7 pm with “Door County Beach Health: From Beach Bum to Beach Buddy.

  • Crossroads Programs

    The Cub Scouts recently participated in a Crossroads at Big Creek program on clouds where they learned to recognize the clouds that could indicate dangerous weather.

  • Family Fun Day

    On July 20, from 1:30 – 3:30 pm, the Heritage Village at Big Creek will present a fun-filled family day. Activities will include blacksmith demonstrations and docent-led tours.

  • Restoring Chief Roy’s Mini-bowl

    The Oneida Longhouse Singers and Dancers opened the first season of regular performances since Chief Roy Oshkosh in the mini-bowl behind Chief Oshkosh Native American Arts in Egg Harbor on Wednesday, July 9.

  • Building with Legos

    When I told my fiancée I was taking our son Dempsey to “play” with Legos at the Lego Builders Club at the Sturgeon Bay Library, he replied, “Don’t call it playing, it’s building with Legos.

  • Catch the Musical Worldview of Paul Cebar

    If funky, soulful, American roots music is your thing, do not miss Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound performing at 7 pm Tuesday, July 22, as part of the Ministry Door County Medical Center Music in the Gardens series.

  • Your Next Door County Read

    “It is absurd,” Robert Frost once scoffed, “to think that the only way to tell if a poem is lasting is to see if it lasts.” Rather, he declared, “The right reader of a good poem can tell the moment it strikes him that he has taken an immortal wound – that he will not get over it.

  • Painting from Life and Landscape

    The Midwest’s largest outdoor painting festival, the Door County Plein Air Festival, returns to the county on July 20, with events through July 26. The exhibition and sale will be held from July 26 – Aug.

  • Egg Harbor EGGstravaganza

    The Egg Harbor Public Art program, a committee of the Egg Harbor Village government, has organized the Egg Harbor EGGstravaganza for the enjoyment of locals and visitors alike and to celebrate the village’s 50th anniversary.

  • Cherries & Croissants

    On July 23 at 9:30 am, Savory Spoon Cooking School will teach a class focused on cherries. Lisa Seaquist from Seaquist Canning Co. will teach attendees how to make cherry jam, which will be followed by a trip to the Seaquist Orchards Processing Plant to see how cherries are pitted and processed, then to Seaquist Orchard’s Canning Kitchen to see how they make thousands of jars each year.

  • Leader Dogs from the Lions

    Step back in time at the Door County Antique Show, July 24 – 26, at Gibraltar High School in Fish Creek. The show is from 10 am to 5 pm each day. The 40th annual show has 35 select dealers who are excited to be in Door County to sell and visit with the locals and tourists.

  • The Art of Taxidermy

    Master taxidermist Mike Orthober will be at the Door County Historical Museum most of the day on July 19 demonstrating the art and methods of taxidermy as he mounts a specimen for the museum’s permanent wildlife diorama.

  • Historic Social Afternoon

    On July 19, the historic Noble House will host an afternoon social at the historic Noble Square from 12 to 4 pm. View and ask questions about the restoration process of a 15’ launch boat (circa 1911), listen to music, and savor a cherry ice cream sundae as part of the festivities.

  • Irwin Returns to Fishstock

    American Folklore Theatre veteran Chris Irwin returns for his 15th annual Fishstock concert on July 20 at 7 pm. Joining Irwin this year will be the original Big Mouth Trio – Pat Judy, Paul Sowinski and Jay Whitney – along with Lynn Gudmundsen and Nick Hoover.

  • Can’t Be Pinned

    Carrie Rodriguez and Luke Jacobs will perform at Door Community Auditorium (DCA) on July 26 at 8 pm, presenting an evening of music that will range from red-hot country to noir rock to plaintive folk.

  • Celtic-American Soul

    Switchback takes the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center in Egg Harbor on July 20 at 7 pm. For more than two decades, Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack, known as Switchback, have entertained crowds with their unique American roots/Celtic soul blend of music.

  • Honesty, Grace, & Heart

    Dan Navarro will perform on July 18 at the Woodwalk Concert Series at 7 pm. Jeanne Kuhns will open for Navarro. Navarro started his career as a songwriter for artists as diverse as Pat Benatar, The Bangles, Jackson Browne, Keb’ Mo’, Dave Edmunds, The Temptations, Dionne Warwick, and many more.

  • I’m A Sucker for Competition

    It rules me whenever it peeks its head. When I see pavement, I see an opportunity for pick-up hoops. To me, an unused field looks more like the perfect place for lawn darts or ultimate Frisbee.

  • Family of Winners

    As part of the annual Van Zandt-Edgerton Family reunion, the men competed in the “DK” Cup Tournament at the Orchards Golf Course in Egg Harbor on July 4th.

  • Golf Events

    • July 27: 9-Hole Couples Scramble, 3 pm shotgun start • August 9: 2nd Annual Clayton Moegenburg Memorial Scramble, 8 am shotgun start Both of these events take place at Maxwelton Braes Golf Course in Baileys Harbor. For complete details, call 920.421.GOLF.

  • Golf League Results

    League results...

  • Life on the Farm

    In One Small Farm by Craig Schreiner, evocative color photographs capture one family as they maintain the rhythms and routines of small farm life near Pine Bluff, Wisconsin.

  • Jerry Apps to Visit Jacksonport

    Jerry Apps will be the guest speaker for the Jacksonport Historical Society’s annual dinner meeting on July 23 at Mr. G’s Logan Creek Grille. The meeting begins at 6 pm, and is open to the public.

  • Mini Book Tour

    Author Dale Kushner will appear in two special events in Door County for her novel, The Conditions of Love, recently released in paperback. The events are co-sponsored by The Friends of Door County Libraries, the Peninsula Bookman, and Write On, Door County.

  • Honorable Mention

    Lynn Gilchrist of Sturgeon Bay recently won an Honorable Mention at the 34th Annual Secura Fine Arts Exhibition, open now through July 20 at the Trout Museum of Art (formerly Appleton Art Center) in Appleton, WI.

  • Innovative, Wearable Art

    From July 24 – 26, contemporary women’s apparel, accessories, jewelry and handmade originals will be showcased in the Sister Bay Village Hall. From the innovative use of recycled materials to elegant high fashion, these artists will present a wide array of distinctive styles, extensive size ranges and prices for any budget.

  • Pastel Brilliance

    Bonnie Paruch, a signature member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA), has once again been selected to show her work in the annual PSA’s Exhibition in New York City.

  • Plein Air Artist Demonstrates

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery invites everyone to view plein air artist Mary White create new work on May 23 from 10 am – 3 pm. White’s distinct style and love of the Door County landscape has made her a favorite artist at the gallery.

  • Design to Give Back

    Jewelry designer Sophia Forero’s mantra is “feel beautiful,” and now she’s spreading that message to Egg Harbor’s Patricia Shoppe with a commemorative Cherry Blossom pendant exclusively available at the beloved Door County boutique.

  • Informal Art Show

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) presents “Off the Wall” art show at the Sister Bay Village Hall on Hwy 42 (across from Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant) on July 19 and 20.

  • Interactive Art

    Door County photographer Dan Eggert announced that he is one of the artists exhibiting his work at the Angela Lensch Gallery, located at 7653 Hwy 42 in Egg Harbor.

  • A Painting Day

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host a reception for Exhibit III on July 19 from 4 – 7 pm. Exhibit III features Craig Blietz, Gretchen Klug, Kristine Martineau Gellerman, Marcia McDonough, Jim Rose, Stephen Gartner and Danielle Blade.

  • Hardy, Artistic Souls

    The Door County Art League Gallery is hosting “Hot Summer Daze”, an exhibit of plein air artwork created by DCAL member artists, from July 19 -25. A reception is scheduled for July 19 from 3 - 5 pm.

  • Functional Art

    Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts presents handcrafted exotic wood coasters and trivets by Russell Heil. These one-of-a-kind works of art are created by intricately combining a variety of colorful and exotic woods to achieve a high quality hand finished functional gift.

  • Watercolor Duo

    Watercolorists Bridget Austin and Jack Anderson will be together for a special show at Cottage Row Gallery on July 19. The show will open with a “meet the artists” reception from 10 am – 1 pm, where light refreshments will be served.

  • Kayak Adventure Ends Happily

    Ultimately, it was a happy ending for the three kayakers who were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard after spending the night in Lake Michigan, hanging onto two kayaks lashed together, but it could easily have been a tragedy.