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Volume 20, Issue 34 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Workforce Shortage Felt All Over

    Armando Mejia has been turning down jobs for much of the summer because, as owner of Sparkle Cleaning and Painting in Fish Creek, he hasn’t been able to find enough workers.

  • Majestic Comes Home

    At the 2009 Extreme Mustang Makeover that was so beautifully captured in the 2012 documentary Wild Horse Wild Ride, Jesus “Chewy” Jauregui saw his bid for Comprade, the mustang he had trained, trumped by business magnate T.

  • Bulletin

    WHAT HAPPENED • Firefighters were able to contain an early morning garage fire on Aug. 23 at 3049 County E in Baileys Harbor.

  • An Anniversary Celebrated with a Heartfelt Thank You

    Through the years of writing this column I have, upon occasion, referenced my alcoholism. Sometimes these references are humorous and sometimes they are serious, but I have always tried to be honest about my disease.

  • How Packing in Less Teaches My Son More

    This is one of the latest Silent Sports Insider blog posts from the Door County Visitor Bureau.

  • Blei’s Coop Has New Home

    Door County writer Norbert Blei’s writing temple, a chicken coop in Ellison Bay, was moved on Aug. 26 to its new permanent home on the grounds of Write On, Door County in Juddville, with a fitting view of the steeple and cross of St.

  • Bassmaster Eyes Sturgeon Bay

    The top 50 bass anglers in the world may be fishing off the waters of Sturgeon Bay next fall. At the Aug. 21 meeting of the Door County Tourism Zone Commission, Jack Moneypenny, CEO of the Door County Visitor Bureau, told members that Bassmaster wants to hold its 2015 elite championship tournament – the culmination of its 2015 tournament series – in Sturgeon Bay, and that ESPN would provide coverage of the weeklong event.

  • Labor Day

    5 Percentage of wage growth for the median worker between 1979 and 2012; productivity grew 74.5 percent during that same time. 70 Projected percentage growth from 2010 to 2020 in the number of personal care aides (607,000).

  • Destroyers Continue Dominance

    The Door County Destroyers continued their early season dominance in beating the Dodge County Braves on Saturday, Aug. 23, by a score of 56-7. The offense was again on point as they racked up the touchdowns for a 42-0 lead going into halftime.

  • Door County League Baseball

    Standings, Results, Championship.

  • High School Fall Athletics

    Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Champion Sugar Maples

    My parents were married in Kewaunee in 1926. One of their wedding presents was a solid Sugar Maple cutting board shaped like a pig, made by my mom’s uncle Frank Cmejla, a skilled cabinet maker in Algoma.

  • Article posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014 4:54pm

    For many years it was believed that humans could detect about 10,000 different odors. A recent study published in Science (Mar. 21, 2014) provides evidence that, in fact, humans can discriminate more than 1 trillion olfactory stimuli.

  • County in DNR Calendar

    Door County is well represented throughout the 2014 – 2015 Wisconsin’s Great Lakes Calendar produced by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Office of the Great Lakes.

  • Yakutat Retreating

    Located in the Brabazon Range of southeastern Alaska, Yakutat Glacier is one of the fastest retreating glaciers in the world.

  • Disappearing Butterflies

    On Sept. 3 at 7 pm, Karen S. Oberhauser will present “Understanding Potential Impacts of Global Climate Change on Monarch Butterflies” at the UU Fellowship in Ephraim.

  • Wolf Survey Results

    The results of a statewide social survey on attitudes toward wolves are now available on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ website. Participants from throughout Wisconsin took part in the department's survey.

  • Test Your Pesto

    The Door County Master Gardener volunteers are looking for the most inventive and tastiest pesto recipe. During a “Pesto Festo” as part of The Taste of the Garden Door on Sept.

  • Educator Workshop

    On Sept. 27 from 8:30 am – 3:15 pm, Crossroads at Big Creek will be the home to educator workshops on climate science and the American Chemical Society (ACS) Climate Science Toolkit.

  • A Taste of Germany

    Visitors to Northern Door have come to expect all things Scandinavia: fish boils, Fyr Bal and goats on a grass roof; limpa, Swedish pancakes and lingonberry jam.

  • Building a Brighter Day

    Sturgeon Bay residents Pat and Bob Scieszinski know firsthand the challenges of mental illness. “We are the parents of three wonderful young men,” says Bob, who recently retired as chief financial officer of Ministry Door County Medical Center after 28 years of service.

  • Article posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014 4:35pm

    A caring pet owner makes it possible to relate a “happy ending” story. In mid-July, a woman called the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) to report her seven-year-old cat had gone missing two weeks previously.

  • Neighbor to Neighbor Receives Grant

    The Door County Community Foundation (DCCF) Health and Human Needs Fund recently awarded a Sustainability Grant to Neighbor to Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers to purchase four-wheeled walkers for their Medical Equipment Loan Program.

  • CHIP Offers Program on Doctor Visits

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with “Getting the Most Out of Your Doctor Visit” on Sept.

  • Boys & Girls Club Holds Casino Night

    On Sept. 11 come roll the dice to help support the Boys & Girls Club of Door County with their first annual Casino Night at Stone Harbor Resort located on 107.

  • Back-to-School Fair Successful Again

    Backpacks were selected and ready for filling by three young ladies at Altrusa’s annual Back-to-School Fair, held Aug. 9 at the Sturgeon Bay YMCA. More than 250 local girls participated in the Fair, more girls than in years past.

  • St. Peters Offers Divorce Recovery Meetings

    St. Peters Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay is offering DivorceCare, a 13-week divorce recovery meeting that consists of group discussion, prayer and videos featuring the nation’s foremost expert on divorce and recovery.

  • Job Center Offers Fair & Workshops

    Are you seeking employment or looking for a career change? If so, then the Job Center’s Job Fair is your answer. The fair will take place at the Cherry Point Mall, 1300 Egg Harbor Road in Sturgeon Bay on Sept.

  • MDMC Purse Sale to Benefit Scholarship Fund

    Ministry Door County Medical Center will have a purse sale on Sept. 4 from 9 am – 3 pm in the lobby of the Medical Center. This one-day only sale will feature more than 150 fashion handbags, most less than $50.

  • Fire Dept. Raises Money for Secret Santa

    The Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department, in partnership with multiple Northern Door businesses, raised $1,000 at the pancake breakfast during Olde Ellison Bay Days.

  • Life Notes

    Birth, Engagement, Passings.

  • Pen Players Receive Donation from Grasse’s

    As part of its commitment to local nonprofit organizations, Grasse’s Grill in Sister Bay donates 50 percent of its breakfast profits to a nonprofit each month.

  • Jacksonport Craft Cottage Features Stained Glass

    Jacksonport Craft Cottage currently features handcrafted stained glass with Door County themes created by George Rutkosfske. Some of the special pieces on display include birds, lighthouses, cherries, butterflies and apples.

  • Door County Offers New Food Festival

    A brand new culinary event will take place in Door County this September and will feature area restaurants and some of their most popular recipes. The inaugural Door County Restaurant Week will take place Sept.

  • Boettcher Hires New Graphic Designer

    Boettcher Communications has hired Marcelle Savard as the company's new graphic designer. Savard joined the team to further develop Boettcher Communications' growing portfolio of regional accounts and give a fresh perspective to current and potential clients.

  • Island Honey Producer Earns USDA Grant

    The United States Department of Agriculture announces that Sweet Mountain Farm, LLC, a honey producer, custom beehive builder, and honeybee breeder on Washington Island, has been selected to receive a Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG).

  • Weekend Recap

    My weekends are all about family, especially my son Dempsey – the main subject in this recap.

  • Article posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:06pm

    Look closely….where is this located?

  • Congratulations to Cory Diltz

    If you desire to rent out some boats, from the village known for its goats, Cory Diltz is your man, for this man indeed can! He’ll set you up with a

  • 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, August 27, 2014 1:46pm

    Dear Mary Pat, My son is about to start kindergarten and I’m so sad. Even though I’ve gone through this with my older two kids, this one seems harder to deal with.

  • Framed

    Six-year-old Owen Marlier (right) caught this nice four-pound, 21-inch Smallmouth Bass on Clark Lake. Older cousin Noah Hamrin had to hold it for him.

  • The Cheese Insider

    Among the many things that Wisconsin is known for, beer and cheese would rank right there at the top. Our European ancestors brought with them the art of cheesemaking and their love of beer.

  • How About Some Cherries in Your Stout?

    Cherry Fever Stout was one of my first homebrewed beers back in 1990. The recipe was taken from the bible for every novice homebrewer of the time – Charlie Papazian’s The Complete Joy of Homebrewing.

  • Tying Up the Circle

    “My grandfather on my mother's side was a Methodist minister in Sturgeon Bay and Jacksonport,” Mark Moede said. “My grandfather on my father's side was a superintendent of schools in Institute.

  • When Men Live Together

    American Folklore Theatre embarks on its fifth fall season in partnership with the Door Community Auditorium with the return of The Bachelors.

  • Vocal Jazz at Birch Creek

    Sevastopol High School student Stephanie Benton and Gibraltar High School student Connor MacDonald – along with Southern Door teacher Bonnie Weydt,

  • A Tribute to History

    On Aug. 29 and 30 at 7:30 pm Boomeraging: From LSD To OMG will be on stage at Third Avenue Playhouse. This is Wisconsin native Will Durst’s acclaimed tribute to the history, growth, joys, achievements, frustrations, fashions and looming doom of the Baby Boom Generation.

  • Golden Comedy Lineup

    Rogue Theater will bring to life classic comedy sketches on the stage at The Depot Performing Arts Center, Aug. 29 – 31, during their performance of The Golden Age of Comedy.

  • Presenting “Private Lives”

    Beginning Sept. 3, Stage Door Theatre Company presents Private Lives, an intimate comedy by Noel Coward, at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Time for Marina Fest

    For the 21st year, Sister Bay celebrates its boating community and location on the water with Marina Fest on Aug. 30. This one-day fest has activities for everyone - young and old - and plenty of on-the-water entertainment.

  • Leading the Local Initiative

    Door County North (DCN), the business association encompassing the Ellison Bay – Gills Rock region, has announced a Farm & Market Trolley Tour. DCN is continuing their focus on food by giving visitors and residents a chance to see where their food comes from in this behind-the-scenes tour of several local farms and markets.

  • Lowering BP & Raising Money

    What’s better than a ramble through the early fall beauty of the Ridges Sanctuary? How about one that lowers your blood pressure and raises money for The Ridges? Join the Ridges on Sept.

  • New Festival at Leathem Smith

    The Lodge at Leathem Smith, the well-known 86-year-old resort in Sturgeon Bay, has announced Pumpkinmania!, a new Door County fall season festival featuring an officially sanctioned pumpkin weigh-off, “pumpkin regatta”, pie-baking contest, a wide range of kids’ games, food booths by local restaurants and live music.

  • Butterflies, Cars, & Stars

    Monarch butterflies are fluttering throughout the Crossroads preserve, which five years ago would not have been news. But that was then. During the past few years at Crossroads (and almost everywhere else in North America) observers have noticed a decline in monarch butterfly populations.

  • Jay Whitney Performs Solo

    Guitarist Jay Whitney performed a rare solo show at Stone’s Throw Winery the afternoon of Aug. 23, playing acoustic guitar and singing. In fact, the talented guitarist for Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns will tell you, “Stone’s Throw is the only place I’ve played as a solo.

  • Wise Women Collaborate

    On Aug. 29 at 7 pm, the Woodwalk Concert Series will present the Wise Women singer/songwriter/dance circle. Wise Women Songwriting Circle has been part of this concert series from its conception.

  • Wine Bar Music

    There will be live music in the The Cookery’s wine bar during Labor Day weekend. David Hatch and Lynn Gudmundsen will perform at 8 pm on Aug. 30. David and Lynn will play everything from Beatles to Beethoven, acoustic classic rock and bluegrass, with a tad of country and folk.

  • Final Performances

    Jeanne Kuhns’ Woodwalk Concert Series is celebrating 10 years and the final week of performances is Woodwalk Folk Festival Week, Sept. 3 – 5. Sept. 3 features music by Jimmy Kaplan and Katie Dahl.

  • A Man’s World No More

    On Sept. 1 at 7 pm, young bluegrass sensations Della Mae will electrify the stage of Door Community Auditorium (DCA). Nominated for a Grammy this year, the five young women who make up Della Mae combine centuries’ worth of musical influences with a fresh, acoustically gritty sensibility.

  • Season Finale at Fishstock

    On Aug. 31 at 7 pm, Eric Lewis and Friends will return to Fishstock for the final show of the season. Lewis is a multi-instrumentalist who performs and records with some of the top Memphis artists.

  • Preserving Summer

    In our most recent issue of Door County Living, currently being distributed to businesses and mailboxes, Peninsula Pulse sales manager Farley instructs readers how to “save summer in a jar.

  • Labor Day Cooking

    Looking for something unique to do for the Labor Day weekend? Bring your friends and join one of the Labor Day weekend classes at the Savory Spoon Cooking School.

  • EHF Readies for Fall

    The Ephraim Historical Foundation (EHF) will switch to its fall schedule, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 am to 4 pm, Sept. 5 through Oct. 18. Walking and tram tours will be available on both Fridays and Saturdays through the fall.

  • Boat Building Skills

    Every year the Door County Maritime Museum hosts a wooden boatbuilding class. Aspiring boat builders have an opportunity to gain firsthand skills in the age-old craft of building wooden boats.

  • The Birds and the Bees

    On Sept. 4, 1 – 3 pm, The Ridges Sanctuary will hold a program on “The Importance of Migratory Bird Stopovers.” Learn what triggers a migration, why some species choose Wisconsin and why it’s critically important to maintain highly diverse habitats like the Sanctuary.

  • The Golf Spectrum

    This time of year is always a fun one for me. The weather, pretty much regardless of where you go, is bound to be beautiful. Door County summers taught me that and New York summers answered the call as well.

  • Straight Putt

    Hablen Sweeney from Wauwatosa, Wis. playing golf at 27 Pines Golf Course in Sturgeon Bay while visiting his grandparents, Barbara and Mike Sweeney of Sturgeon Bay.

  • Golf Event

    • Aug. 30: Night Golfing

  • Defining Human

    Yutu…the Chinese word…references a thousand-year old folk tale of a rabbit who went to the moon via a magic chariot. Seems it isn’t only farmers who name their cows, their fields, their pickup trucks and tractors.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 463

    This touching poem by Dan Gerber, who lives in California, captures the memory of a father’s advice, but beneath the practical surface of that advice we can sense a great deal of emotion, which shows through a little crack at the moment the father clears his voice before continuing.

  • Seventh Generation Philosophy

    Relive the toils and triumphs of caring for the earth from Wisconsin’s Native American communities - and the Ojibwe philosophy that drives them - in a new Wisconsin Historical Society Press book, Seventh Generation Earth Ethics: Native Voices of Wisconsin.

  • New Lineup

    The Readers Rampant book club of the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library will meet on the second Tuesday of each month from Sept. 9 to June 9, 2015 at 2:30 pm in the Community Room.

  • Life Intersecting Art

    Mary Johnson first visited Door County in 1940 on vacation from Elgin, Illinois. Her parents owned a rustic summer cottage that lacked both electricity and indoor plumbing, but as a baby she was quite comfortable.

  • Guide Points the Way

    Nate Hatch created a steel sculpture titled “Guide” for Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek. The piece sits at the entrance to the parking lot of the school and was designed specifically for the site.

  • Mixed Media

    On Aug. 30 and 31, from 10 am to 5 pm, Gills Rock Coffee (formerly the home of Charlene’s Gallery Ten) will hold Gills Rock ArtFest. More than 15 artists will display their works in many different media.

  • An Ancient Medium

    On Sept. 16 – 19, the Peninsula School of Art will host an R&F Encaustic Comprehensive workshop. It is a great opportunity to try your hand at this diverse and ancient medium.

  • School’s In

    Door County public schools – Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay and Washington Island – are preparing to begin the 2014-2015 school year on Sept.

  • First Time in County

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery is excited to host a trunk show featuring Moira K. Lime Jewelry Aug. 29 – 31 with punch and fruit being served Aug. 30 from 10 am – 1 pm.

  • One Day Only

    Watercolor artist and instructor Ed Fenendael and several of his students will exhibit their work in his Morning Mist Studio at Windmill Farm. The public exhibit and reception will be on Sept.

  • Full of Color and Sparkle

    On Aug. 30 and 31 from 10 am – 5 pm, the Angela Lensch Gallery will feature the unique beach stone and crystal jewelry of artist Rachel Frye. Frye uses antiqued bronze components to accent her hand-drilled Door County beach stone jewelry, with beautiful blue and green crystals and gemstones.

  • Unexplored Territory

    The Hardy Gallery, a nonprofit gallery in the historic district of Ephraim located on Anderson Dock, announced that its fall exhibit “Unbound: Beyond the Boundaries of Traditional Fibers and Fabrics” will open the evening of Aug.

  • IV Artists at Exhibit V

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host the Exhibit V reception on Aug. 30, 4 – 7 pm. This exhibit features the artwork of painters Tom Nachreiner and Jonathan Wilde, jeweler Elizabeth Garvin and glass artist Mark Sudduth.

  • Eclectic Edge

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) Gallery presents “The Eclectic Edge,” a special display of photographs, paintings and multi-media art, Aug. 30 – Sept.

  • The Shaping of Edward Minor

    Peninsula Players Theatre, in conjunction with its production of Richard Strand’s Civil War drama Butler, will host speaker Joe Knaapen Aug. 27 at 6:30 pm in the theater.

  • Community Support

    More than fifteen years ago, the citizens of Northern Door came together and turned their collective dream for a new YMCA facility into a reality. On Aug.