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Volume 20, Issue 29 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Putt-Putt Tourney Time

    It’s tournament time again at The Red Putter Miniature Golf. Registration is now open for the 13th annual Red Putter Pro Tournament. The top prize is $2,000, one of the largest prizes for a miniature golf tournament.

  • Racing at the Regatta

    The 109th annual Ephraim Regatta will take place Aug. 1 – 3. This year’s regatta will be one of the largest Flying Scot regattas in the United States, and will feature two parties.

  • Striking Skills

    The Sturgeon Bay Soccer Club (SBSC) season will run from Aug. 4 through mid-October in 2014 and is open to all students entering fifth through eighth grade in the Sturgeon Bay, St.

  • Salmon Derby Continues

    The top 25 contestants in the 31st Annual Kewaunee/Door Salmon Derby as of July 21. The tournament began July 19 and runs through July 27.

  • Door County Destroyers 2014 Schedule

    Aug. 2 vs. Jackson County Wildcats, Baileys Harbor Rec Park, 4 pm Aug. 9 vs. M&M Timberjacks, Spies Field, Menominee, Mich., noon Aug. 16 vs. Slinger Slayers, Slinger High School, 2 pm Aug. 23 vs. Dodge County Braves, Baileys Harbor Rec Park, 4 pm Sept. 6 vs. Jackson County Wildcats, Black River Falls High School, […]

  • 2014 Door County Triathlon Results

    Sprint Male Triathlon 1. Brian Bulkowski 01:10:02.7 2. Jackson Parr 01:10:09.6 3. Ron Gierut 01:11:05.2 4. Jeff Anders 01:13:47.1 5. Matt Ollwerther 01:13:53.8 Sprint Female Triathlon 1. Cindi Bannink 01:13:35.0 2. Susan Pierson 01:17:55.2 3. Emily Farrell 01:18:00.1 4. Emily Yates 01:19:04.5 5. Michelle Depa 01:19:21.3 Half Iron Male Triathlon 1. Matthew Braaksma 04:19:46.0 2. […]

  • Northern Door Volleyball League

    Standings, results and schedule.

  • 2014 Women’s Double Header League Softball

    Standings, results and schedule.

  • Door County League Baseball

    Standings, results and schedule

  • Avoid Bites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled a new graphic that will be available to appear on insect repellent product labels. The graphic will show consumers how many hours a product will repel mosquitoes and/or ticks when used as directed.

  • Invasives Team Wins Award

    The Door County Invasive Species Team (DCIST), under the coordination and management of the Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department is proud to announce that DCIST was recently nominated and won the 2014 Invader Crusader Award for outstanding achievement and commitment in the ongoing efforts against invasive species in Wisconsin.

  • Controlling the Invasion

    Throughout the summer months, the Door County Invasive Species Team (DCIST) has been working with Door County Parks to identify invasive species concerns within Door County parks.

  • Organic Farmers Reimbursed

    Farms and businesses that produce, process or package certified organic agricultural products are eligible to be reimbursed for 75 percent of certification-related costs – up to $750 per category of certification – for expenses paid from Oct.

  • Green Grants

    Does your nature center, land trust, local municipality, or other nonprofit have a conservation project that needs funding? Are you a teacher in need of extra funding to take your students on field trips or do an environmental project? The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin’s C.

  • Article posted Wednesday, July 23, 2014 5:09pm

    Can serious head injury trigger Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)? Answer: Yes. Studies show that brain injury increases risk for AD. One study showed AD plaques in the brains of individuals in their 30s after head trauma serious enough to require hospitalization.

  • Take Back the Lawn

    Don’t let lawn weeds get the best of you. These opportunistic plants find a weak spot in the lawn, infiltrate and begin the takeover of your grass. Take back the lawn with proper care.

  • First Responders Debrief on Kayak Incident

    Area first responders gathered at the Gibraltar Fire Department on July 17 for a debriefing on the July 10 – 11 incident in which three people – an adult and two children – were lost on Lake Michigan in rented kayaks.

  • Sun Sets on Postmaster Sunstrom

    Mail used to be a beautiful thing. Letters from family and friends. Postcards from people on vacation. Acceptance letters from publishers. Paychecks. Paper, ink and postal stamps.

  • Why I Don’t Eat Anchovies

    Recently I ran across a woman who wondered aloud why she saw so few birds in Door County. In response, I assured her that the peninsula has an ample number of birds but, if she wasn’t seeing many, it was probably just because they were staying home in their heated birdhouses or perhaps they were visiting relatives in Georgia while waiting (as we all are) for summer to arrive in Door County.

  • Flip-flops May Have Caused Fall

    According to a report from the Door County Sheriff’s Department, flip-flops may have caused 23-year-old Ashley Anderson of Porterfield, Wis., to tumble off a 75-foot bluff while sightseeing with family members at Ellison Bay County Bluff Park the morning of July 19.

  • State Economic Growth

    Jobs are a focus of the 2014 campaign, but candidate rhetoric on the subject often warrants scrutiny. Voters might want to know that Wisconsin’s economic course generally follows the nation’s.

  • The Moon

    With the 45th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing on July 20, we thought we would take a look at some lunar events. 3.8 The number of centimeters the Moon moves away from the earth every year.

  • Stitched Together

    Remember a long time ago, last winter. Well, sort of a long time ago; heck, it’s hardly snowed at all since April. While most of us were huddled by the fire, thinking unkind thoughts about the weatherman, 20 creative souls trekked to the Baileys Harbor Town Hall on eight frigid Sundays to participate in the Community Quilting Bee organized by Kristen Peil of the Baileys Harbor Historical Society.

  • Coordinated Community Response Column

    When most people think of summer they imagine hot days, lemonade stands and time spent outdoors with those they care about. For many children, summer activities often mean a change in routine because school is no longer in session.

  • Featured Pet

    He appears to be a discerning and distinguished gentleman cat, regal in demeanor. Actually this nine-year-old lilac-point Siamese/Himalayan is named Bud, and he misses watching Wheel of Fortune as he used to, perched on the couch with his previous owner.

  • Sublime Fliers

    Hardly a day in recent weeks has gone by without our enjoying small groups of White Pelicans lazily gracing the sky above. Many people who see these birds in flight for the first time quickly conclude that they are the most awesome flying birds they have ever seen.

  • Outstanding in the Field

    Climbing the Culinary Ladder

    Outstanding in the Field, the pioneering farm dinner series that has toured the country for 15 years, adds Door County to its itinerary Aug. 3. Jim Denevan and his crew of eight table-setters will take their 1953 Flxible bus to Waseda Farms in Baileys Harbor to serve a table of 140.

  • Avoiding Diminished Mobility

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with an upcoming presentation on “Slips, Trips and Stumbles: Preventing Falls As We Age.

  • New LGHS Board Member

    Liberty Grove Historical Society (LGHS) president Stefanie Burke is pleased to announce that Barbara Dziekan of Ellison Bay was elected as society treasurer at the LGHS Board meeting on July 16.

  • Breastfeeding Week

    Door County will celebrate World Breastfeeding Week Aug. 1 - 7. There will be an informational booth at the Farmers Market in Sturgeon Bay on Aug. 2. A final celebration will be held at the United Methodist Church of Sturgeon Bay on Aug.

  • Men’s Club Scholarship Breakfast

    More than 500 are expected on Aug. 2, at the annual scholarship breakfast held by the Ephraim Men's Club at the Ephraim Village Hall, 9996 Water St. The breakfast runs from 7:30 to 11 am.

  • Ridges Meeting & Gathering

    Join The Ridges Sanctuary under the big tent on Aug. 2 for the annual meeting and gathering. Get updates on programming, the building construction schedule and planning for 2015 from 3 - 4 pm.

  • Awards Banquet

    The public is invited to join the Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM), Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club (SBYC) and Greater Green Bay Council of the United States Navy League in honoring all nominees for the Mariner Award and the Sturgeon Bay area Coast Guard Person of the Year.

  • “Self-Help” Market

    On July 26, Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church (SOTB) in Ellison Bay will celebrate 30 years of outreach to artisans around the world. The special anniversary celebration will feature a summer sale with 30 percent discounts on select items, including all nativities.

  • Life Notes

    BIRTHS Josh Gerdmann and Jordan DeGrave, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a girl born July 13, 2014, at Ministry Door County Medical Center. PASSINGS Jerry E.

  • Building a Better Community

    For those family decision makers who have experienced the frustrations of dealing with substandard nursing homes, the nonprofit Good Samaritan Society Scandia Village seems an answered prayer.

  • Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Roof Redone

    Stephen D. Reed of Independent Roofing & Carpentry recently completed a new roof on Eagle Bluff Lighthouse. While he also did the Cana Island Lighthouse in 2002, Reed considers the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse his proudest job in 35 years of business.

  • Baylake Corp. Announcement

    Baylake Corp., the parent company for Baylake Bank, announces that on July 15 its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.08 per share on the company’s common stock; an increase of $0.

  • Cupcake Heaven Partners Up with United Way

    In August, Cupcake Heaven in Sister Bay is partnering with United Way of Door County. For every Black and White Cupcake sold during the month, the organization will donate 50 cents to United Way.

  • Parallel 44 Awarded “Best Wisconsin Wine”

    On June 26, at the Wisconsin Professional Wine Competition, Parallel 44 was awarded the top prize – “Best Wisconsin Wine” – for its 2013 La Crescent. In addition to that award, they also received “Best of Class” designation for red wines with its 2012 Petite Pearl, which received the only Double Gold awarded in the competition.

  • DCVB and SBVC Offer Dual Membership Program

    The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) and Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC) announced a new dual membership program that will allow businesses in Sturgeon Bay the opportunity to conveniently support both organizations.

  • Orchard Country Introduces New Wine

    On July 27 Orchard Country Winery & Market will celebrate the addition of another member to its growing family of estate wines from 10 am – noon. Named after owner Bob Lautenbach’s granddaughter, Ashlyn Sophia is a dry red wine crafted from oaked Marquette grapes.

  • Dancin’ on the Door Becomes Reality

    This September, a long anticipated dream of Andria Nikoupolis Weliky will become a reality when Andria’s Dancin’ on the Door opens in her new Egg Harbor studio.

  • We Are HOPE Hosts Review Luncheon

    On Aug. 26, from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, We Are HOPE, Inc. is holding its “Year in a Review Luncheon.” Join the We Are Hope team as they honor valued friends and share their success stories from the past year.

  • Energy Experts on Propane Planning

    Energy experts are advising consumers to plan ahead for their propane needs this winter by looking at options now and buying early. To assist Wisconsin consumers, the Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (DATCP) is offering a new fact sheet explaining propane options, including questions to ask when comparing offers.

  • The Door County – Downton Abbey Connection

    One of the most popular television series in recent years, Downton Abbey has a multitude of faithful fans in Door County, including Diane Taillon, owner/broker at Arbor Crowne Properties in Ephraim.

  • Trivia

    What is the name of the grocery store that used to occupy On Deck Clothing Company’s current location?

  • Congratulations to Joe Korn

    Some things we take for granted like a school that’s eye appealing. A committed staff is the reason for that job from floor to ceiling. Joe works along with the staff, plants the “cleaning seeds” that will be sown.

  • 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 23, 2014 2:29pm

    Dear Mary Pat, I've got an acquaintance who has, in her mind, turned into my best friend. Once she was someone I would see out casually, now she's like a flea a dog can't shake.

  • Framed

    Our friend Skip Kaeske landed the biggest fish on the charter during a recent day on the water. Now you will know he speaks the truth when he says the fish was “THIS BIG!” Photo by Bitmo.

  • The Cheese Insider

    Did you know that the dairy industry in Wisconsin is a $26.5 billion industry? There are more than 11,000 dairy farms, 1.25 million cows, 1,215 cheesemakers, and more than 210 dairy plants.

  • A Tangle of Trouble

    When I stroll the trails of Peninsula State Park this time of year, my neck is usually craned back and my eyes are to the sky. It's bird migration season.

  • Pick a Six at Koepsel’s

    “Holy cow, I’ve never seen this much beer!” Karina Oram hears things to that effect from a lot of customers at Koepsel’s Farm Market on Highway 57 north of Baileys Harbor.

  • Delightful Escapist Entertainment

    Shakespeare’s set of identical twin brothers with their identical twin servants in A Comedy of Errors, and the bard’s pair of identical twin brother and sister in Twelfth Night have set a tone for the comedic potential of mistaken identities.

  • Truth in Maddness

    “How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!” King Lear admonished one of his evil daughters in Shakespeare’s play of the same name.

  • TAP’s New Knockout

    On July 26 at 7:30 pm, for one night only at Third Avenue Playhouse, join Julian Hagen for this musical family reunion. Tickets are $25/general admission, $10/students (12 – 24), and $5/11 and under.

  • Students Join Birch Creek

    Sturgeon Bay High School student Sean Moynihan and Sevastopol School student Ty Zawojski are attending Birch Creek’s Jazz I session under Program Director Jeff Campbell.

  • Organist Visits SOTB

    Peter Richard Conte, Grand Court Organist of the Wanamaker Organ in Macy’s, brings his renowned style, virtuosic playing, and diverse repertoire to Door County for the first time on July 27 at 7 pm at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay.

  • Final Nights in Alabama

    The final performances of Rogue Theater’s Alabama Bound takes place July 25 – 27 at The Depot Performing Arts Center. The play tells the story of five powerful Southern women in different, darkly humorous vignettes.

  • Tapas and Flamenco

    Fernandez & Kimball, with Flamenco Dancers, will take the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Art Center’s Sunset Concert Series on July 27 at 7 pm. Hector Fernandez and Tom Kimball have been playing Spanish guitar-based music together since 1994.

  • Kids in Doorways

    Door Shakespeare’s educational program, Doorways, has gained a loyal following since 2000 and will be back this summer in the Garden at Bjِrklunden from August 4 – 8.

  • A Night at the Skyway Drive-In

    The smell of popcorn fills the night air, sitting in line, waiting in the car to enter the drive in and get the spot with the best view. Admission at the gate is $8 per person (only $5 for kids ages 6-11 and free for kids ages 5 and under).

  • Celebration of History

    The Wisconsin History Tour, a new outreach program from the Wisconsin Historical Society on display through July 29 at the Ephraim Historical Foundation Anderson Barn, recently launched its week-long programming at several Ephraim area locations.

  • In Case of Emergency

    On August 2 from 9 – 11 am, Door County Sail and Power Squadron continues its seminar series, at SkipperBud’s Quarterdeck Marina in Sturgeon Bay, with “Emergencies on Board” presented by Bob DeNoto.

  • Doors First “Dirty Dash”

    Door County’s Adventure Center is excited to host a new team race/mud run to support the community on September 6, 2014 from 10 am – 4 pm. The Door's Dirty Dash is HELP of Door County Inc.

  • Summer Harvest Cherry Fest

    Enjoy complimentary tasting of Orchard Country wines, local micro brews and farm market foods – featuring the popular tart Montmorency cherry at Orchard Country Winery & Market’s 10th Annual Summer Harvest Cherry Fest on July 26, 10 am – 5 pm.

  • Programs at Crossroads

    Both Crossroads at Big Creek and the Heritage Village at Big Creek, located at 2041 Michigan in Sturgeon Bay, are offering a variety of family programs at the end of July.

  • Maritime Week Returns

    Sturgeon Bay will once again honor its rich maritime heritage with a diverse collection of entertaining and fun events from July 31 to August 10. Officially titled “Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week: A Salute to the U.

  • Southern Show

    Door County's own Dirty Deuce - Rob Atwood and Jamey Clark - headed south on Friday, July 18, to rock an appreciative crowd at Cold Shot in Appleton. You can catch them on July 26 at Waterfront Mary's Bar & Grill in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Dynamic Duo

    Dailey & Vincent will be back this summer by popular demand at the Peg Egan Performing Art Center’s Sunset Concert Series on August 3 at 7 pm.

  • The Cutting-Edge

    On August 1 at 8 pm, southern singer-songwriter Jason Isbell will bring his cutting-edge alt-folk to the stage of Door Community Auditorium (DCA).

  • Powerful Soul

    On July 29 at 7 pm, WIFEE and the HUZzBAND, a 10-piece original music heavy band, will take the Music in the Gardens stage, the hospital green space on 16th avenue in Sturgeon Bay.

  • The Essence of Pure and Simple

    For anyone who loves good traditional folk and mountain roots music, there is a great opportunity to hear one of the best singers/songwriters in the northern Arkansas hills, accompanied by two musicians.

  • Music Amongst the Shelves

    Untitled Books is more than a unique treasure trove of used books and miscellaneous oddities – it has become a very popular Sturgeon Bay live music listening room.

  • Bluegrass Pair

    Two of the country’s best bluegrass artists from Memphis and Nashville are coming to the Woodwalk stage on 25 at 7 pm. Eric Lewis is a multi-instrumentalist and one of the country’s best flat pickers.

  • Seven Bands, One Stage, One Night

    On Saturday night, July 26, Door County music lovers will have a unique opportunity to see seven bands, including five local bands and two more with local connections, performing in one location.

  • Seminar Openings

    Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden is excited to announce there are still openings in the 2014 fall seminar series. Take a vacation with a focus. Some seminars participants can choose from are: The U.

  • The History of Funerals

    Funeral practices in America have radically changed in the last 100 years. Long-held customs have evolved with time and new traditions have been created.

  • Rescue Santa

    Friday, July 25, marks the 10th year for Pipka’s of Door County’s “Christmas in July” celebration. Festivities take place from 9 am to 8 pm in the gardens at Pipka’s cottage shop, at 2340 Mill Street in Sister Bay.

  • Happy Birthday DCHM

    The birthday celebration for the Door County Historical Museum (DCHM) begins July 26th at 10 am. A photo display of the museum’s history will be on display from July 26 through August.

  • Cooking with Lavender

    Door County Chef Terri Milligan, the former owner and executive chef at the Inn at Kristofer’s, will offer a Cooking with Lavender Demonstration Class three separate times on August 1.

  • Wisconsin History Tour Programs

    In addition to the Wisconsin History Tour exhibit at the Anderson Barn, the tour also brings a number of authors, genealogists, architects, and archivists to present special programs for all ages at neighboring Ephraim Village Hall (and other Door County locations as noted in the program).

  • Connecting through Story

    Storytelling captures lives and creates community and The Wisconsin History Tour’s exhibit at Ephraim’s Historical Foundation Anderson Barn lobby fulfills that definition.

  • Slice It

    One of the best qualities in the game of golf is that it can be produced in so many varying fashions. When a foursome can include any grouping of teenagers, fathers, grandfathers, wives, great-grandmothers, daughters, etc.

  • Golf Events


  • Golf League Results

    League Results.

  • “Bark”

    Ah, Door County in summer! Orchards and wildflowers, stone fences and birch trees, lakeshores and sunsets – strangers smiling and waving to one another.

  • Images and Stories

    Marie Erskine Hein will be on hand at Jacksonport’s Cherry Fest on Aug. 2 to sign copies of the recently published Fred Erskine, Jacksonport’s Photographer.

  • Story of the Land

    Write On, Door County announces a special writing workshop offered in collaboration with the Door County Land Trust and nonfiction writer John Hildebrand.

  • Book Mania

    The 33rd Annual Used Book Sale will take place July 24 – 26 at the Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S. 4th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay. Sponsored by the Friends of Door County Libraries, this popular event is the main fundraiser for the Friends of Door County Libraries, which typically awards some $20,000 worth of grants each year to support programs and activities at all the Door County libraries.

  • Poetry

    Cars slowing on all major highways, statewide, store help immobile, breath sucked out of a million living-rooms. Ticking away, Earth’s last seconds (eight now, seven, six .

  • American Life in Poetry

    Here’s a splendid poem by James Doyle, who lives in Colorado, about the way children make up mythic selves that will in some way serve them in life. To create one’s self as a palm reader is only one of many possibilities.

  • Electric Oils

    Door County resident Donna Lindboe Trupin will exhibit her “electric” oil paintings Third Avenue Playhouse’s Gallery, 239 N. 3rd Avenue Sturgeon Bay, July 29 through August 25.

  • Wearable Creations

    Eco-conscious designs will be featured at the Door County Wearable Art Show held inside the Sister Bay Village Hall on July 24 - 26. Apparel, accessories and jewelry handcrafted by five of the ten regional and national artists are made from recycled, re-purposed or post consumer textiles.

  • Summer Fair

    The Settlement Shops, located a mile south of Fish Creek on Highway 42, will host a summer art fair on July 26 from 10 am – 5 pm. Some 20 artists and craftsmen will be present, displaying watercolors, acrylic, photography and more.

  • Blending Wood

    Plum Bottom Pottery and Gallery will feature stacked wood pieces created by artist Steve Taylor of Hartsfield, Texas. Taylor blends wood native to his east Texas home such as Oak, Pecan, and Black Walnut with exotic hardwoods Purple Heart and Zebra wood to create one-of-a-kind designs with no stains or paint.

  • Sophanistas Assemble

    For the fifth year, the inside of Patricia Shoppe will be sparkling in mosaic jewels created by Sophia Forero. Through July 30th, the jewels will be on display, and the designer herself will be in attendance the 25th to 27th.

  • Repurposed Pieces

    Lost Moth Gallery is pleased to show new work by Dawn Patel, with an artist opening reception, July 26, from 4 - 8 pm. The reception will include wine, hors d’oeuvres and a meet and greet with Patel.

  • Go Forth and Sparkle

    J. Jeffrey Taylor Jewelry Fine Art will host their annual trunk show featuring Jill Elizabeth of Liztech Jewelry, July 25-27. Liztech's whimsical designs have been handcrafted in East Stroudsburg, Penn.

  • Homage to Tall Ships

    For his late summer show, Door County photographer Dan Eggert is excited to bring it back to the scene of his very first show: the cozy, relaxed environment of Mr.

  • A Few Fun Artists

    Sturgeon Bay’s Greco Gallery has expanded its exhibition space and is looking to add four more member artists. “We‘re looking for artistic, charismatic, outside-the-box thinkers, doers, movers and shakers to be part of this fun family of like-minded people,” says founding member Kelly Avenson.

  • Life on the Peninsula

    Sheila Grace O'Gara will display her Door County photography at Glas Coffee House in Sturgeon Bay during August. O'Gara is an award-winning fine art photographer from Buffalo Grove, Illinois and has been spending her summers in Ellison Bay for more than 25 years.

  • Traveling Experimental Art

    Egg Harbor artist David A Franke’s sculptural assemblage, “Inside Looking Out I,” is part of the ISEA International Exchange Exhibit. The exhibit began at BIG ARTS gallery on Sanibel Island, Florida last November through December.

  • Botanical Jewelry

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host a jewelry trunk show for Michael Vincent Michaud July 25 – 27, from 10 am – 5 pm. Michaud is the son of nationally known jeweler Michael Michaud whose botanically themed jewelry has also been featured at Edgewood Orchard.

  • Fresh Plein Air

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) Gallery will feature the artwork of Dorothy McDowell and Lauretta Kelly, July 26 - Aug. 1. McDowell has been painting plein air in Door County for seven years, taking workshops at Peninsula School of Art with Shelby Keefe, John Poon, Susan Hale and Tom Nachreiner, and at The Clearing Folk School with Bonnie Paruch.

  • House Stars

    Sue and Joe Jarosh started with a small shop on their enclosed front porch in 1984. The Jacksonport Craft Cottage, now celebrating 30 years, has expanded to feature the work of more than 130 artists and craftsmen and Amish families from a six-state area.

  • Rowleys Bay Sporting Artist

    “I’ve always hunted and been around hunting dogs,” Wayne Simmons said, “a natural thing.” After he graduated from the University of Mississippi at Oxford (William Faulkner’s home town) with a double major in art and English, his father considered what Simmons could do to make a living.

  • Artists on the Road

    Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. ~ Miriam Beard

  • Another Reason the Rest of the World Makes Fun of Us

    Those of you who have been reading this column for some time know that I have, through the years, often lamented the manner in which Wisconsin is portrayed in the national media.

  • Commentary

    My grandmother had a rustic cabin near Lake Michigan, in what is now Whitefish Dunes State Park. What it lacked – running water, electricity and insulation – it more than made up for in solitude and natural beauty.

  • Women at Work in Wisconsin

    26 - Percentage of female-owned businesses in Wisconsin (amounting to more than 110,000 businesses)

  • It Is, But It Isn’t

    “Write what you know.” That’s what they always say. Well, this might be pushing it. In about five hours my family cottage in Baileys Harbor (where I write to you now) will suddenly become a movie set.