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Volume 20, Issue 35 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Why I’m All Wet

    There are few things I disdain more in my professional life than fundraising gimmicks. Charities should do good work then share the impact of their efforts with their donors.

  • Wisconsin Public Schools

    1.2 The growth in the student to teacher ratio in seven years (the Wisconsin Budget Project looked at the 2004-05 and 2011-12 school years).

  • Assaying the Dreaded College Entry Essay

    The arrival of September means that many of our high school graduates are now off to college. These young adults were all required to fill out an application and, more often than not, these applications require a student to submit an essay.

  • Property Values End Five-Year Decline

    After declining 9.1 percent during 2008-13, the current market value of all taxable property in Wisconsin rose 2.6 percent in 2014, signaling the end of the five-year slump in values – the longest decline in modern memory.

  • Cheer Camp

    The Sturgeon Bay High School Cheerleading team recently hosted a Summer Cheerleading Camp led by Hayley Bertrand and Haley Flagstad of the St. Norbert College Cheer Team.

  • Twelve Wins for Chopper

    This year the Cornerstone team was playing for more than what a record could show in the men’s double-header softball league. They were playing for Randy “Chopper” Pluff, a friend and teammate who passed away last December.

  • Major Move

    After 11 minor league seasons, Door County native Erik Cordier finally got the call to the majors to pitch for the San Francisco Giants on Sept. 1. Cordier, a 2004 graduate of Southern Door High School, has been with the Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants minor league organizations for 11 seasons.

  • Destroyers Face Wildcats

    The Door County Destroyers travel to Black River Falls to take on the Jackson County Wildcats on Saturday, Sept. 6, with kickoff at 6 pm. This will be a rematch of week 1 in the Wisconsin State Football League when the Destroyers beat the Wildcats by a score of 56-0 in front of their home crowd.

  • Braves Beat Ports

    The Kolberg Braves were named Door County Baseball League Champions after beating the West Jacksonport Ports 2 – 1 in the championship game on Aug. 31.

  • High School Fall Athletics

    Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Baneberry Plants

    Hundreds of people hiking in the woods with me during late summer and early autumn have looked at a fruiting and asked, “What kind of a berry is that?” Frequently it turned out that the fruit was not a berry but rather a pome, drupe or drupelet.

  • Sharing the Bounty

    Eight years ago Master Gardeners Doug and Barb Henderson and Sally Everhardus planted 20 different varieties of basil in the community garden plots at the north end of The Garden Door.

  • Expanding Dead Zone

    Come and hear the facts from former DNR section chief Gordon Stevenson as he explains the causes behind our increasing statewide water quality problems on Sept.

  • Lily Leaf Lookout

    The Red Lily Leaf Beetle has been found, for the first time, in Wisconsin or in any state farther west than Ohio. It poses an economic threat to horticulturists and an environmental threat to native lilies.

  • Petition Seeks to Protect Monarchs

    A legal petition was filed on Aug. 26 with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that seeks Endangered Species Act protection for monarch butterflies. The petition says there has been a 90 percent decline in monarchs in the past two decades.

  • Article posted Thursday, September 4, 2014 10:23am

    Sloths come in two versions, two-toed and three-toed. Both move ever so slowly, but the three-toed sloth remains pretty much in the same place in the jungle, slowly eating enough leaves to barely sustain its life.

  • Too Much Manure

    What:  Public hearing on a proposed Public Health and Groundwater Protection Ordinance, held by the Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Committee When:  Tuesday, Sept.

  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Tour

    It’s been a summer Robert Desotelle of Sturgeon Bay will never forget. He graduated from high school in June, left a few days later on a 16-day tour of Europe with the Wisconsin Ambassadors of Music and reported in mid-August for soccer practice at Lawrence University in Appleton, where he has a scholarship to study music.

  • Liberty Grove Kitchen Surveys In

    A total of 67 respondents completed the Town of Liberty Grove’s survey regarding the feasibility of a shared-use community kitchen. The deadline for responding was Aug.

  • Elected Representatives in the News

    Governor Scott Walker Walker tried to put a positive spin on the one-two punch of lackluster jobs numbers and a drop in tax collections that will likely put the budget in the red next year.

  • Municipal News

      By Zeke Jackson, Sister Bay Administrator The Liberty Grove Town Board and the Sister Bay Village Board have authorized a cooperative venture to increase recycling and protect the environment.

  • Keeping Busy

    The old adage “If you want something done, give it to a busy person,” could be a theme for Valerie Gray’s life. The College of William and Mary graduate student, and a young researcher at the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, was chosen this year by American Physical Society (APS) members as chair-elect for the APS Forum on Graduate Student Affairs (FGSA).

  • Bulletin

    WHAT HAPPENED • Acting on the advice of its insurance company, the Southern Door School District has made some traffic flow and parking lot improvements at the school.

  • Article posted Thursday, September 4, 2014 10:12am

    Cats are complex characters…it’s a top reason they’re so intriguing. In the 12 months since the grand opening of the new Door County Humane Society facility some of these intelligent creatures don’t really care to be part of colonial society.

  • Brats and Burgers

    (Left to right) Pat Wisner, Gary Schulze, Gene Omundson, Jack Wisner and Doris Thompson – the volunteer group of The Open Door (Nor Door Adult Day Services) – have served brats and burgers on Fridays this summer at the Country Walk Shops in Sister Bay.

  • Chili for Safety

    On Aug. 31, Frontier Wilderness Campground held its annual Chili Cook-Off. More than $1,300 was raised for the Egg Harbor First Responders. Pictured is Mary Ann Heidel, who took first place for her Harvest Chili.

  • Volunteer Donation

    (Left to right) On Aug. 12, Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary Club President Robin Hartel presented a $500 check to Pam Seiler, executive director of the Volunteer Center of Door County.

  • Egg Harbor Library Holds Book Sale

    There will be a used book sale on Oct. 11 as part of Pumpkin Patch weekend in Egg Harbor to benefit the Egg Harbor Library. Donations of books, DVDs, CDs and puzzles are needed and appreciated.

  • Memory Loss Help Program

    An early memory loss program begins at United Methodist Church in Sturgeon Bay on Sept. 18 at 1:30 pm. Beverly Bartlett from the Alzheimer’s Association will lead the Sept.

  • Saint Rosalia’s Holds Men’s Day of Reflection

    On Oct. 8 from 8 am to 4 pm, Saint Rosalia’s Church, located at 600 S Bay Shore Drive, Sister Bay, will hold a men’s day of reflection. The presenter will be Reverend Art Heinz.

  • Liberty Grove Recycling Day

    The Liberty Grove Town Board and the Sister Bay Village Board have authorized a cooperative venture to increase recycling and protect the environment.

  • CHIP Program on Doctor Visits

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with an upcoming presentation on “Getting the Most Out of Your Doctor Visit” presented by Greg Sheehy, MD, on Sept.

  • Identity Theft Prevention Program

    Baylake Bank Premier Club, Door County YMCA and Ministry Door County Medical Center invite the public to an informational program on “Identity Theft and Scams” at the Sturgeon Bay YMCA on Sept.

  • Cornils Stables Reunion

    Former employees of the Cornils Riding Stables, which used to be on the southwest corner of State Hwy 42 and County A, are gathering for a reunion Sept.

  • DC Deli Hosts Fischer Benefit

    A benefit – “Jam & Oink” – is being held for Josh Fischer, a local Baileys Harbor man who suffered a severe head trauma due to a bicycle accident earlier this year, on Sept.

  • Big Winner

    Irina Saltes of Fred & Fuzzy’s Waterfront Bar & Grill drew the name of Bill Wetzel of Aurora, Ill., on Labor Day as the winner of the fat tire bike. Submitted photo.

  • Anytime Fitness Offers Help

    “Your top physical fitness is our purpose…and will be our pride!” is the club mantra at Anytime Fitness, located at the Cherry Point Mall, 1300 Egg Harbor Rd, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Orchard Country Receives Medals

    Orchard Country Winery received four medals at the 23rd annual Indy International Wine Competition. The award-winning wines include: Sweet Cherry, Honeycrisp Apple, Celebrate and Door County Sparkle.

  • New Door County Culinary Event

    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.

  • Sunflour and United Way Partner Up

    In September Sunflour Artisan Bakery, located at 611 Jefferson St., Sturgeon Bay, is partnering with United Way of Door County’s Treat of the Month campaign.

  • Stone’s Throw Opens Wine Barrels to Public

    On Oct. 18 from noon to 5 pm, fill your own wine bottles directly from Stone’s Throw Winery’s barrels at Bottle Day. Fill as many bottles as you like at only $14 per bottle.

  • Parallel 44 Wins Award

    Ever since introducing their first sparkling wine earlier this summer, the owners of Door 44 Winery and Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery have been on a mission to get wine drinkers to be less set on sparkling wine for its celebratory characteristics and more open to enjoying it as an everyday drink.

  • Article posted Wednesday, September 3, 2014 12:30pm

    Look closely….where is this located?

  • Congratulations to Jenna Kugler

    Are you in the mood to make some art? Then head to Hands On and they’ll help you start! For there you will find Jenna and her great big smile, to set you up with pottery, metal or maybe a mosaic tile.

  • Overheard and Shoutouts

    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, September 3, 2014 12:18pm

    Dear Mary Pat, I just started college in Milwaukee. I’m really missing all my friends from home and campus feels so much bigger than I imagined. To say I’m overwhelmed is an understatement.

  • Framed

    Most nights, the Kwaterski boys can be found working at Florian II Supper Club in Baileys Harbor, but recently they had a rare night out together. Pictured, from right, is Joe Kwaterski and his three sons, Dylan, Ryan and Brandon.

  • The Cheese Insider

    The artisan cheese movement in Wisconsin, as well as the rest of the country, is a fast moving segment of the food industry and is driven in large part by two distinct groups of cheesemakers.

  • Tasting Oktoberfests

    Think you know your beer? Well, there is nothing like a blind taste test to prove how much you don’t know. I stopped by Coyote Roadhouse on the way home from work on a recent Monday for a quick beer and a bit of information on a story I was working on.

  • Meet The Bodacious Bobcats

    Since its inception in 1935, Peninsula Players Theatre has offered variety in its seasons from mysteries and comedies to dramas and musicals.

  • Kickstart TAP’s Intern Fund

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) has launched its annual Kickstarter fundraising campaign. The goal is $7,500 and all funds raised during this campaign will go towards TAP’s Intern Fund.

  • TAP’s Intimate Comedy

    Stage Door Theatre Company opened Private Lives, an intimate comedy by Noel Coward, on Sept. 3 at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay. Private Lives is one of the most sophisticated, entertaining plays ever written.

  • Toe-Tappin’ True Story

    The toe-tapping, heartfelt musical Always…Patsy Cline created and originally directed by Ted Swindley is based on a true story. It opened Sept. 3 at Peninsula Players Theatre.

  • Island of Nature: Plum Island slowly opening to public

    Plum Island – as in plumb in the middle of Death’s Door between the main peninsula and Washington Island – is a small island with a big history. And, it is very close to being open to the public on a regular basis.

  • Final Barn Door Flea

    Liberty Grove Historical Society will hold its final Barn Door Flea and Vintage Market of the season on Sept. 13 from 9 am to 3 pm. The event will be held on the historical society museum grounds off Highway 42 just south of Ellison Bay.

  • The Importance of Playing

    This week Crossroads at Big Creek will offer a few different programs all focused on the importance of playing. On Sept. 6 at 10:30 am, “Nature Games” will be offered at the Collins Learning Center.

  • Autumn Fest Fun

    This year’s Baileys Harbor Autumn Fest & Classic Car Show is set for Sept. 26 – 28. There will be a large selection of activities to participate in, some old and some new.

  • Ridges Programs

    What’s better than a ramble through the early fall beauty of the Ridges Sanctuary? Join the Ridges on Sept. 27 at 9 am for a 2.3-mile walk on their scenic trails.

  • Celebrating the Harvest

    Celebrate the upcoming harvest at Parallel 44’s annual Harvest Fest on Sept. 6, 12 – 6 pm. Stop by the winery to sample wines made with grapes grown in Wisconsin and the upper Midwest.

  • Remember when…

    On Sept. 7 the Heritage Village at Big Creek will provide the perfect setting for families and friends of all ages to “remember when…” “It will be a great day and fun for everyone,” said Renee McAllister, event coordinator.

  • Manifold Destiny

    The thing about cooking food on the exhaust manifold of your car is that small things can make a big difference in the results you get, so the type of car, engine size, weather (a big one), traffic and even time of day can throw everything off.

  • Folk Traveler

    Recording since the earliest days of the 21st century, Charlie Parr’s heartfelt and plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals don’t strive for authenticity: they are authentic.

  • Wine Bar Music

    The Cookery’s Wine Bar Music Series will continue this fall and move to weekend evenings. The September schedule includes Zak Shaffer on Sept. 6, Small Forest on Sept.

  • DCA Gathers “Buckets of Rain”

    On Sept. 14 at 7 pm, six of Door County’s favorite musicians will take the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) stage to play a one-night-only concert of their musical revue Buckets of Rain: The Songs of Bob Dylan.

  • Hey, There’s A Fishing Tug In Here!

    Ever wonder how they caught that whitefish you enjoyed at last night’s fish boil? The folks at the Door County Maritime Museum in Gills Rock are eager to share the details.

  • Watercolors and Wildlife

    From Sept. 28 until Oct. 3, Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden will offer two different seminars at the lodge just south of Baileys Harbor. “Watercolor: A Fresh Start” will be led by Helen Klebesadel.

  • Jens Jensen in the DCA

    The Clearing Folk School and Viva Lundin Productions proudly present the new award-winning documentary film, Jens Jensen: The Living Green, on Sept. 9 at 7 pm at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek.

  • Cheaters Never Win

    The game of golf puts one in many odd situations – think playing with that incredibly skilled and incredibly strict father-in-law. Or in a match with your boss, whom you’d much rather lose to and guarantee some extra vacation time.

  • Golfing for Uniformity

    All Southern Door alumni, family and friends are welcome to join the 1989 State Championship Football Team in their reunion goal to purchase new uniforms for the Southern Door football team.

  • First Tee

    The First Tee of Northeast Wisconsin welcomed 28 junior golfers to Door County and Peninsula State Park Golf Course this summer. The nine-week program teaches both golf skills and life skills, and concluded Aug.

  • Play It Short

    Seven-year-old Henry Annen, from Sister Bay, played the short course at Peninsula State Park Golf Course on Wednesday, August 27.

  • Practice Swing

    Seven-year-old Isaac Baudhuin works on his swing at Idlewild Golf Course in Sturgeon Bay while golfing with his dad Josh.

  • A Review: “Didn’t See That Coming, The Reminiscences of Roger James Kuhns”

    A geologist, environmentalist, world traveler and raconteur, Roger Kuhns has published a pastiche of his reminiscences that grew out of notes he took while exploring the world for mining corporations.

  • Midwestern Sensibilities

    In his remarkable book of days, The Heart of Things: A Midwestern Almanac, author John Hildebrand reports the drama and humor of ordinary life events –

  • Sacred Wordshop

    Have you ever wanted to try your hand at spiritual writing? Whether for personal journaling, a children’s book, liturgy, prayer, or hymn lyrics, the Sacred Writing Wordshop is ideal for you.

  • Experiences and Observations

    The Dickinson Poetry Series welcomes Judy Roy as its featured reader for Sept. 10 at 7 pm. Roy, a Milwaukee native, has lived in Wisconsin for most of her life.

  • True County Crime

    Local author David K. Dodd has released his fourth book, Furnace Murder: True Story of the Horrific Murder of Mrs. Cody. The murder of 85-year-old Sadie Cody catapulted Sturgeon Bay into the national spotlight in 1948.

  • Literary Island

    “Rooted in the Heartland: Themes of Family” is the theme for the second annual Washington Island Literary Festival, Oct. 2 – 5.

  • Finding His Bliss

    Art Kaftan, a 20th-century attorney in Green Bay, always encouraged his six children to “follow your bliss.” It took a long time for Joe, his youngest son, to find that path.

  • Q&A: Questions & Artists – Jason Prigge

    I first met Jason Prigge four or five years ago when both of us were painting in the Plymouth (Wis.) Plein Air Festival. It was held in September and it was very cold.

  • Synergies

    On Sept. 7, from 4:30 – 6:30 pm, Woodwalk Gallery will feature demonstrations by its studio artists and artwork produced by both students and faculty from its handmade paper, basket making and print making summer workshops.

  • Natural Encounters

    The UU Gallery will exhibit watercolors by Carolyn Kenney-Carter from Sept. 3 – 28. A graduate of UW – Madison, Kenney-Carter has worked as an artist for Milwaukee museums, started a business called Wondercat Graphics, and illustrated several books, including Richard Carter’s poems, Inside and Out.

  • Japanese Woodcut Master

    Richard Steiner, a master of the Japanese woodblock printing technique, is to speak about his work and process on Sept. 9, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, at Peninsula School of Art (PenArt).

  • Seeking Honesty

    The Meadows Art Gallery will exhibit work by two artists that are a part of the extended Door County art community for their September show. Both have exhibited with at the Meadows Gallery before as part of a group show.

  • Kaleidoscope Colors

    Visitors in the gallery scene this season have been dazzled with the exquisite work of Egg Harbor jewelry artist Angela Lensch. Lensch is known in Door County for her meticulous woven gold and silver work, and her sense of design and color.

  • Capturing Energy

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) Gallery at the Top of the Hill Shops in Fish Creek is featuring the art of Madonna Siles, artist of the Week, Sept. 6 – 12.