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Volume 20, Issue 30 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Fiction- 1st Place

    The stragglers from the morning crowd sat contentedly in their booths, leaning across the aisles to speak to one another, waffles and omelets testing the last loop on their belts.

  • Nonfiction- 1st Place

    The year was 1958. I was an eight-year-old kid sporting a pretty tight crew cut. My dad did the cutting in the basement laundry room. I can feel his strong hand on my shoulder as I held the wrapped towel tight around my neck.

  • Poetry- 1st Place

    Two lovers lie in bed, air thin between them, ceiling a black cloud absorbing their dreams. Their hands touch, incidental contact, and in silence they begin their climb to gain a view, see where they have been where they might yet go.

  • Fiction- 2nd Place

    It was 85 degrees in the Blue Ridge Mountains, which was good for business. Nathan Garretty was content with the way things were going at the shop these days and this made him feel younger than his 67 years.

  • Nonfiction- 2nd Place

    Growing up, the stories I knew best were those we told within the family. Many had to do with our trips to Sturgeon Lake. In July and sometimes in August my family would drive to Sturgeon, as we always said, 100 miles north of St.

  • Poetry- 2nd Place

    She is not burning, breaking the little puffy cloud machine over the water. She is not pouring out to the priest, the rabbi, the wiccan who are the real strangers to the story.

  • Fiction- 3rd Place

    He looked forward to the first sip of coffee, the sip that always warmed his stomach and assured him that he was going to have a good day. Today was actually going to be a great day.

  • Nonfiction- 3rd Place

    “It was a glitch in the algorithm.” That’s what I told my old college buddies when they asked how an accountant like me managed to marry a professor of philosophy.

  • Poetry- 3rd Place

    Sturgeon Bay Fruit Company, 1921

  • Poetry- Honorable Mention

    So we had this little argument about nothing after reading: there wasn’t a smell of lilacs… or something like that, and you said it’s how to write about absence and I said make the absence make

  • Poetry- Honorable Mention

    The saltwater, the sky, the same thick dark. The rushing sound of the ferry, as if the world’s doorway is just opening, a suction of life slapping in and out, an indecision.

  • Poetry- Honorable Mention

    1. This morning I drove my mother-in-law to the doctor. She told me, slow down, not so fast, she needed more time to think things through—It’s been a long time since I’ve been on a job interview.

  • Poetry- Honorable Mention

    The red-winged blackbird awakens the marsh in early spring, claiming his turf. His epaulets gleam in morning light, as he patrols his chosen territory.

  • Poetry- Honorable Mention

    The Antique Lantern — bolted to front yard post— fused there, transfixed by traffic— sockets humming incandescent collisions— antlered light thrown over the snow and the rope that once bound fire to fat—

  • Poetry- Honorable Mention

    For Charles Lauter, born Lauterwasser, 1890-1980

  • Poetry- Honorable Mention

    Everyone shows up, black clothes in the heat of July, and it’s surprising to see that this family exists on the other side of Christmas. Gathered in a cluck, squawking about whether Brian is in the purple velvet bag, as if it matters if he has shown up for his own funeral.

  • Brats and Burgers for Birds

    Representatives of the Open Door Bird Sanctuary in Jacksonport will be serving up brats Saturday and Sunday at Welsing’s Foodland in Valmy. Stop by for a bite and to learn more about the sanctuary.

  • Door County Is For The Birds

    On July 28, Door County became the sixth county in the state to be named a Bird City Wisconsin community, joining Brown, Kenosha, Marquette, Ozaukee and Taylor counties in being named to the bird conservation program.

  • County Begins Budget Process

    In preparation for nailing down its 2015 budget, the Door County Board of Supervisors on July 29 approved its five-year Capital Improvement Plan for several big-ticket items.

  • Stealing Home

    On July 26, the All Star game between the Door County League (DCL), and the Shoreland League was played in Baileys Harbor. It was a defensive game, and runs were hard to come by.

  • Playing in Lexington

    The 11-year-old Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken team beat Bayport 8 to 5 in the final game at Dodgeville to secure the state championship title. They will head to Lexington, Ky.

  • Ephraim Regatta This Weekend

    The 109th Annual Ephraim Regatta is this weekend, Aug. 1 – 3. This year’s Ephraim Regatta will be one of the largest Flying Scot regattas in the United States, and will feature two parties.

  • Door County League Baseball

    Standings & Schedule.

  • 2014 Women’s Double Header League Softball

    Standings, Results, & Schedule.

  • TAP’s New Knockout

    On July 30, Brian Sostek and Megan McClelland’s musical Trick Boxing opened at Third Avenue Playhouse, located at 239 N 3rd Ave., Sturgeon Bay. Sostek and McClleand are both the creators and performers of this show.

  • Swedish Fiddlers

    On Aug. 5 at 7 pm, the Vikarbyns Lilla Spelmanslag will perform at Hope Church in Sturgeon Bay. The Vikarbyns Lilla Spelmanslag is a group of young fiddlers ranging in age from 17 - 23 years that play traditional folk music from the Dalarna region of Sweden.

  • Gothic Romance & Monster Movies

    The frighteningly funny farce The Mystery of Irma Vep – A Penny Dreadful by Charles Ludlam opened July 30 at Peninsula Players Theatre. The Drama Desk- and Obie Award-winning comedy is a true mix of Victorian gothic romance and Universal monster movies.

  • Campfire Songs and Stories

    Join favorite campfire hosts Charlie Dickson and Don Makuen on Aug. 4 at Peninsula Sate Park’s Nature Center from 8 to 9 pm. Native American legends will follow a family sing-along.

  • More than Boats

    There will be plenty more than just the dozens of classic boats at the Door County Maritime Museum when it hosts its 24th Annual Classic & Wooden Boat Festival Aug.

  • 20th Annual Cherry Fest

    On Aug. 2 from 7 am – 4 pm, the 20th annual Cherry Fest will take place at Lakeside Park on Highway 57 in Jacksonport. The day is packed with fun for the whole family.

  • Musician of the Heart

    On Aug. 5 at 7 pm, the Ministry Door County Medical Center “Music In The Garden” Concert series, located on the hospital green space next to The Community’s Garden on 16th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay, will present Hans Christian.

  • Zany Folk Heroes

    On Aug. 1 at 7 pm, Sons of The Never Wrong will perform on the Woodwalk stage. Sons of The Never Wrong are brilliant shiny souls, zany folk heroes who harmonize to perfection.

  • Poetry Submissions Needed

    The Door County Poetry Collective invites poets to submit up to three poems about the people, places, topography, social, cultural, historical or political milieu, and/or the “spirit” of Door County.

  • Becoming a Better Writer

    Write On, Door County offers many opportunities for writers of all ages and levels of experience to exercise their creative muscles in August. Whether you have a novel in mind, would like to start a memoir, or just want to learn more about being a better writer, there is something for you.

  • A Trip to China

    Brian and Jeanee Linden, owners of Linden Gallery in Ellison Bay, will host two trips next spring to China. Travelers can choose to go on the Culinary Adventure or Photo Journey trips, which are theme-based tours that the Lindens have run successfully since 2008.

  • Snakes in the Town Hall

    Believe it or not, the majority of snakes in Wisconsin are beneficial. Granted, some snakes can bite and large ones can even draw blood, but in Wisconsin, only two out of 22 are poisonous.

  • Winter Hardships

    Door County native George Evenson grew up on a farm during the 1930s and ’40s, when weathering winter’s cold, snow and bitter winds was a challenge. On Aug.

  • Savory Spoon Cooking Classes

    On Aug. 2 at 6 pm, the Savory Spoon Cooking School will offer a class on southern-style recipes. Familiarize yourself with new ingredients such as jicama, chorizo and tomatillos and how to turn them into mouthwatering morsels.

  • Reveling in Art

    An exhibit by Glenn and Marty Gerber of Sturgeon Bay will be shown in August at the UU Gallery in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County in north Ephraim.

  • Expansion in “Two-Dimensions”

    Plum Bottom Pottery and Gallery is thrilled to present, “Two Dimensions”, a celebration of their painters, printmakers and other 2D artists on August 9 from 4 – 8 pm.

  • The People’s Choice

    Jason Prigge won the 8th Annual Door County Plein Air Festival Dockside Quick Paint Competition on July 26 in Fish Creek. Hosted by the Peninsula School of Art, more than 500 art lovers gathered to cast their votes for the People’s Choice Award, which was bestowed upon Prigge with much fanfare for “Restful Morning.

  • Infinite Beauty

    The Hope Church Gallery announced Beverly Hart Branson is their artist of the month. Her exhibit runs through the end of the month. Branson has loved to do artwork and has enjoyed the art of others all of her life.

  • Patterns in Nature

    On Aug. 7 from 1 – 3:30 pm, Paul Regnier and Kirsten Christianson are offering an afternoon walk in the woods and fields of Door County where participants can study and observe the underlying sequence in natural structure.

  • Inspiration in the Door

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) Gallery features the artwork of Sherry Mutchler and Penny Pfister, Aug. 2 – 8. As a watercolorist, Mutchler says her goal is to capture the colors of nature in Door County.

  • Tea in the Gardens

    On Aug. 2, Turtle Ridge will host its annual Garden Tea Party from 3 – 7 pm. Bursting with colors of summer flowers, they will debut some of their most colorful bags and wearable art of the season.

  • Individually Made

    Fine Line Designs Gallery welcomes Chicago jewelry artist Sue Rosengard for a two-day trunk show on Aug. 2 and 3, 10 am – 5 pm. “My jewelry education, while primarily self-taught, began with a jewelry-making class at The New School in New York,” Rosengard says.

  • Piecing It Together

    The Linden Gallery in Ellison Bay will feature a Bazyli Studio jewelry show, titled “Fragments,” with artists Skye and Peter Ciesla from Aug. 1 – 4, 10 am – 5 pm.

  • The Future of Door County

    The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin a Sustainability Grant from the Children and Youth Fund to support Youth Mentoring programs in Door County.

  • Expanding Resources

    Door County’s Senior Resource Center and Aging Disability Resource Center (ADRC) have joined programs and facilities. Both services will now be available at the Senior & Community Resource Center, 832 North 14th Ave.

  • Living Compass Seminar

    Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner, creator of Living Compass Ministry and director of the Nicholas Center in the Diocese of Chicago, will lead a seminar titled “Living Well with Living Compass” at 7 pm, Aug.

  • Men’s Club Hosts Scholarship Dinner

    The Ephraim Men’s Club is providing college scholarships to five June graduates of Gibraltar High School. Four-year awards go to Arianna Fearing, Nora Harris and Kylie Straub, while one-year awards go to Benjamin Anderson and Nicholas Kita.

  • Life Notes

    Births & Passings.

  • Article posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:07am

    Tortoiseshell girls just add a side of sass to their dignified appearance. Ocarina, a 5-year-old beauty found at Renard’s Cheese in June 2013, proves the point.

  • A United Front

    On July 31, the Annual Sturgeon Bay Sidewalk Sales will be taking place. Two local businesses will be supporting United Way of Door County. Younkers, located on the southeast corner of Louisiana and Third, will be offering a raffle featuring a variety of local items.

  • Door County Delegates Wanted

    Adult applicants are sought for the October Delegation to travel to Door County’s Sister City Jingdezhen, China. A delegation of ten or less will be guests of the City of Jingdezhen for four days in October and will be treated to a tour of a variety of cultural and community events and sights including the 2014 International Ceramic Fair.

  • Remembering the Sixties

    “Try to remember the kind of September,” the 5 Milers sang, the words from the musical The Fantasticks, “when you were a tender and callow fellow, and if you remember, then follow.

  • The Queen of Crime’s Crown Jewel

    Over the course of her life, Agatha Christie wrote approximately 72 novels, in addition to numerous plays and short stories. With the notable exception of six romances, the vast majority of these works were mysteries, thereby earning their author her title as “Queen of Crime.