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Volume 20, Issue 36 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Rain, Rain, Go Away…

    Tax records going back to the 19th century were among the historical documents salvaged from the flooded basement office of Baileys Harbor Town Hall after the deluge of Sept.

  • Municipal News

    Town of Baileys Harbor:  Due to the recent severe weather, the Baileys Harbor Town Office on the lower level of the town hall was flooded.

  • Groundwater Ordinance Supported

    Joe Musial of the Town of Lincoln summed up the tenor of the Sept. 9 public hearing held on Kewaunee County’s proposed groundwater ordinance:  “We cannot have business at any cost.

  • NWTC Steps Up Diesel Training

    With a partnership between Case IH of Racine, Service Motor Co. of Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) of Sturgeon Bay, students in the diesel technology programs at NWTC will now have the very latest in diesel technology to study and work on.

  • Bulletin

    WHAT HAPPENED • The Board of Directors of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center announced that they have hired Pam Seiler as the new executive director.

  • Public WisDOT Meeting Scheduled

    The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region in Green Bay announced a public involvement meeting has been scheduled for Sept. 16 from 5 – 7 pm for the proposed reconstruction of WIS 42/57 between Michigan Street and Egg Harbor Road in Door County.

  • Another Shutout for Destroyers

    The Door Country Destroyers continued their dominance of the Wisconsin State Football League on Sept. 6 when they defeated the Jackson County Wildcats 44 – 0.

  • Fishy Advice

    Updated fish consumption advice for 2014 is now available from the DNR's Eating Your Catch website. For the annual update, advice has been modified for some fish species anglers may catch from several lakes and rivers.

  • Calling All Hunters

    The Sept. 13 archery and crossbow openers mark the beginning of the 2014 deer hunting seasons and the start of the sixth annual Deer Hunter Wildlife Survey, an easy-to-do survey where hunters can record their observations of deer and other wildlife while out hunting.

  • High School Fall Athletics

    Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Accept Responsibility

    “The dog ate my homework.” “It’s all her fault. She’s always messing things up for me.” “This traffic has me so rattled, it’s going to ruin my client meeting.

  • Understanding the English Language…Gingerly

    Those of us who speak English as our primary language often hear that our language is one of the most difficult to learn among all the world’s languages.

  • Obesity in Wisconsin

    15 Wisconsin’s national obesity ranking – 15th most obese state in the nation. Mississippi ranked as the most obese of the 50 states, with 35.4 percent of the population with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or more.

  • Southern Door Boasts Rural Teacher of Year

    John Hill, executive director of the National Rural Education Association, announced the selection of Jessica Meacham as the Monsanto Fund National Rural Teacher of the Year.

  • Storm Damage Estimates Sought

    Door County Emergency Services is investigating the scope of loss and damages within the Door County business community from the Sept. 4 storm to determine eligibility, if any, for disaster assistance.

  • Article posted Wednesday, September 10, 2014 2:00pm

    Devotion, thy name is Beagle. Two sweet Beagles at the shelter are waiting patiently to demonstrate that quality to new families.

  • Volunteer Voices

    One of the best parts of my job at the Volunteer Center is getting the opportunity to work with kids in our schools.

  • Life Notes

    Births and Passings.

  • New Faces

    The Southern Door School District has 19 new staff members for the 2014-15 school year. Pictured are (back row, from left) Kristin Malnory (speech); Blake Higley (EBD); Jenna Wingert (speech); Kelly Morvak (counselor); Josh VandenBush (Adaptive PE); Jake LeBotte (tech ed.

  • Community Foundation Offers Youth Grants

    The Door County Service Club Coalition has partnered with the Door County Community Foundation to offer two separate Youth Mini-Grant programs. Youth as Resources Grants provide financial support to projects in which youth use their skills, talents and abilities to serve or educate others.

  • CHIP Presents Doctor Visit Tips

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

  • Boys & Girls Club Hires AmeriCorps Staff

    The Door County YMCA and the Boys & Girls Club of Door County announce they will each hire a full-time AmeriCorps staff person to support volunteer engagement efforts from Oct.

  • PFLAG Holds Introductory Meeting

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sister Bay will host an introductory/informational meeting of PFLAG (Parents, Friends and Family of Lesbians and Gays) on Sept.

  • Lions Club Paints the USA

    The Brussels Lions Club completed a community service project by painting a scaled 32’ x 53’ map of the United States on the Southern Door Elementary School playground.

  • Toastmasters Change Meeting Location

    The Door County chapter of Toastmasters International will begin holding its meetings in the conference room above Glas Coffeehouse and Cellcom at 67 E.

  • Cheerleaders Collage “Steve the Sturgeon”

    Earlier this summer the Sturgeon Bay High School Cheerleaders gathered to work on a fundraising project they named “Steve the Sturgeon.” In conjunction with the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center’s (SBVC) Harvest Festival, the team adopted a small sturgeon and decorated it with historic photos taken from yearbooks from the 1920s-onward.

  • Online Newspaper Archive Help

    The Door County Library is partnering with the Peninsula Genealogical Society for a presentation by Librarian Laura Kayacan and Ginny Haen. The program, “Online Door County Newspaper Archives,” will be held on Sept.

  • Log Den Home to Seminar Fundraiser

    A practical primer for women and their finances is the topic for a seminar and luncheon sponsored by PEO Chapter EJ. Scheduled for Sept. 25 at the Log Den, south of Egg Harbor on Highway 42, this seminar is a fundraiser for Chapter EJ’s scholarship fund.

  • BHCA Invites All to Membership Dinner

    The Baileys Harbor Community Association (BHCA) will hold its annual membership dinner on Oct. 14 at 5:30 pm at the Florian II. Anyone interested in joining the BHCA are welcome to attend.

  • Historical Society Hosts Tishler

    On Sept. 17, the Baileys Harbor Historical Society will meet at 7 pm at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall for the presentation “Tishler-Built: Four generations of Baileys Harbor Homebuilders.

  • Children’s Center Holds “Roof Sit Challenge”

    Northern Door Children’s Center (NDCC) in Sister Bay announced a new fundraising event, the “Roof Sit Challenge.” On Sept. 19 and 20 from 8 am – 6 pm, volunteer members of the community will take shifts sitting on the roof of the children’s center.

  • Fire House Hosts Open House

    The Sister Bay and Liberty Grove Fire Department will host their very first open house in celebration of its 10-year residence in the “new” fire station.

  • Cana Island Improvements

    Another major step in the restoration of Cana Island is now under way at the iconic historical attraction on Lake Michigan north of Baileys Harbor. “The first weeks of the restoration at Cana Island Light Station consisted of deployment and staging of heavy equipment,” said Trudy Herbst, director of development for the Door County Maritime Museum, which oversees historical interpretation on the island that is part of the Door County Park System.

  • The Everything Everywhere Plant

    September and into October is when, no matter where you look throughout the countryside, you see “fields of the cloth-of-gold,” goldenrods often intermixed with purple-to-blue asters.

  • Preserving the Harvest

    The cucumbers have filled the vegetable drawer, you’ve run out of cabbage recipes and your family is refusing to eat one more BLT. Or maybe you just couldn’t resist that special deal on a bushel of tomatoes, potatoes or apples at the farmers market.

  • Meltdown is ‘Unstoppable’

    A new study by researchers at NASA and the University of California-Irvine finds a rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in an irreversible state of decline, with nothing to stop the glaciers in this area from melting into the sea.

  • Healthy Foundation

    The Door County Community Foundation (DCCF) recently awarded the Door County Master Gardener Association a Sustainability Grant from the Children & Youth Fund to support the Youth Spring Planting Program.

  • Article posted Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:48am

    Should pregnant women take Tylenol (acetaminophen)? Perhaps not, if a recent survey of 41,000 pairs of mothers and children is to be believed. A Danish birth registry with medical files was the source of the investigation.

  • League Opposes Application

    Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters is calling on DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp to reject the application for Green Tier status by Smart Sand, Inc. During the official comment period, nearly 2,000 citizens submitted their opposition to the prospect of awarding Green Tier status to Smart Sand Inc.

  • Bio Jet Fuel First

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has closed on a loan guarantee to Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels, LLC to build a bio-refinery to produce jet fuel from municipal solid waste.

  • Riding Circles around Youngsters

    If you’re driving off the main highways in Door County on a Tuesday or Friday between mid-May and mid-October and meet a group of a dozen or so jolly bicyclists – most with grey hair – you’ve likely encountered the BBC.

  • Changing Roles at Maritime Museum

    The Door County Maritime Museum recently began soliciting for a new executive director. The present director, Bob Desh, will retire in late November, transitioning to a less time-intensive volunteer role.

  • Unity Adds to Medical Team

    Unity, leader in hospice and palliative care, announced the addition of Patricia Angelucci, MS, RN, NE-BC, GNP-BC, Postmasters, to its medical team as a full- time nurse practitioner.

  • Craft Cottage Features Decorative Tables

    The Jacksonport Craft Cottage, open daily from 9 am to 5 pm, showcases many gifted area craftsmen and has a variety of handcrafted gifts in fiber, wood and glass.

  • Curves Hosts National Open House Week

    Curves of Sturgeon Bay will offer a free workout and tour of the “all new” Curves during Curves National Open House Week Sept. 15 – 20. Curves International, Inc.

  • First Business Bank Hires Vice President

    First Business Bank – Northeast announced that Denee Mott, CTP, has been hired as vice president – business development. Mott will focus on the commercial lending and treasury management needs of businesses in the Lakeshore Area, including Manitowoc, Sheboygan and Door County.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sacred Grounds Introduces New Classes

    The Spa at Sacred Grounds is pleased to begin Candlelight Yoga classes in the new Tree of Life Studio this fall. This special hour-long class will take place on Thursdays at 7 pm and Fridays at 6 pm.

  • Stangel Accounting Offers Seminar

    On Sept. 17 at 4 pm, Stangel Accounting and Tax Office, S.C. is offering a free seminar on Social Security Planning at their office located on the corner of 4th Avenue and Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Dentistry by Designs Hires New Doctors

    Dentistry by Design welcomes two new doctors to their team of dentists. Dr. Gene Allen and Dr. Gina Grenfell join Dr. Paul Feit (owner), Dr. Michael Pierquet and Dr.

  • Article posted Wednesday, September 10, 2014 10:53am

    Name all five Cosby kids. (Extra credit if you can name the actors who played them).

  • Congratulations to Sarah Miller

    Her name is Sarah Miller and she works at the Summertime, where you can eat steaks and great sandwiches and it’s all very sublime. She’ll keep your drink filled and your mood extra light, and when she offers dessert you won’t even put up fight.

  • 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, September 10, 2014 10:41am

    Dear Mary Pat, We share season tickets to the Packer games with our good friends, the Parcheses. One year we take the first, third, fifth games, etc…and they take games two, four, six and eight.

  • Framed

    Big storms on the night of September 4 caused little lakes to appear in yards, roadsides and parking lots – Mark Schuster and Vanessa Wylie of Bay Shore Outfitters made the most of it by riding their SUP paddleboards along Highway 42.

  • The Cheese Insider

    Understanding the texture of cheese is an important way to recognize its flavor profile and taste qualities. The spectrum goes from fresh cheese with soft texture to hard cheese with more salt and often deep complex flavors.

  • Salt and Apples

    One four-letter word on the label of this beer made me pick it up: salt. I had never before seen a brewery list salt as an ingredient of beer, but I had also never heard of the ancient German beer style called Gose, a sour and saline beer that is associated with the city of Leipzig.

  • Five Interns, Seven Questions

    This summer at the Third Avenue Playhouse we have had the pleasure of welcoming five college interns into our artistic family. We asked them to fill you in on their summer experience at TAP.

  • AFT Debuts New Name & Logo

    Beginning officially in January 2015, Door County’s American Folklore Theatre (AFT) will debut a new name: Northern Sky Theater. They also recently unveiled a new logo.

  • Passions of Love & Anger

    Private Lives, performed at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay, follows Elyot and Amanda, once married and now honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel, meet by chance, reignite the old spark and impulsively elope.

  • Help Kickstart the Internship 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.

  • International Trio of Songs

    After a successful May tour in Belgium with their Centennial Commissions Concert Series, the Pro Arte Quartet will perform on Sept. 12 at Woodwalk Gallery.

  • A Good Time with Rogue

    Rogue Theater will bring back A Bad Year for Tomatoes written by John Patrick and directed by Stuart Champeau for numerous performances in September.

  • Bats!

    2:30 am – I am startled awake by an audible flutter near my head. As I turn on the lights I am horrified to see two small bats in a flying frenzy. I quickly grabbed my iPad and ran in the bathroom, shut the door and Googled “How to get rid of bats in a bedroom.

  • Hiking, Deer, & Botany

    On Sept. 19, join a Ridges naturalist for an evening exploration of the Sanctuary at 7 pm. This relaxing and informative walk highlights the history and unique geology of The Ridges Sanctuary, as well as the many wildflowers that bloom along the trails.

  • Belgian Harvest Celebration

    There will be a Belgian Kermiss on Sept. 21 from 11 am to 4 pm, at the Belgian Heritage Center located at 1255 County Road DK (the former St. Mary of the Snow Church in Namur).

  • Family Programming at Crossroads

    There are a number of programs happening at Crossroads at Big Creek and Heritage Village for this week. On Sept. 13 at 2 pm, the family program “Fossils of Door County” will be offered.

  • Back to School Playlist

    The transition from summer to fall for me doesn’t bring forward thoughts of leaf piles, pumpkin carving or strolls through the ever-changing leaves.

  • Llanas Plays Pumpkinmania!

    The Lodge at Leathem Smith welcomes Sam Llanas to the stage on Sept. 27 at Pumpkinmania!

  • The Return of WC Clark

    On Sept. 17, WC Clark returns for his fourth visit to Sturgeon Bay to perform at The Holiday Music Motel’s Tambourine Lounge, adjacent to the motel at 59 N 2nd Ave.

  • Ukulele Workshop

    On Sept. 18, Milwaukee-based ukulele and harmonica player Lil Rev will present an instructional ukulele workshop and then a concert at Jacksonport Town Hall Bakery.

  • Back to Class

    Door County schools today are considered small, but there was a time when county schools were much smaller. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, students were taught in one-room schools.

  • Almost Never Inked

    From Oct. 5 – 10, Lawrence University’s Björklunden is offering “The Greatest Novel Almost Never Inked: The Master and Margarita” with Henry Timm. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov is arguably the best Russian novel of the 20th century.

  • Saving the Healthcare System

    On Sept. 16, at 4:30 pm, Movies That Matter presents Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, a film that tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save our badly broken healthcare system?

  • One-Dish Dinners

    As the nights become longer, the weather colder, the best way to take the chill out of the air is with a hearty one-dish dinner. On Sept. 20 at 6 pm, Amy Rebhan will walk participants through a range of hearty dishes at Savory Spoon Cooking School.

  • Milligan Culinary Weekend

    Door County chef Terri Milligan is lending her culinary expertise to guests of The Eagle Harbor Inn. Her “Door County Autumn Locavore” Culinary Weekend is slated for the weekend of Oct.

  • A Kiwanis Adventure

    On Sept. 19, the Northern Door Rotary & Kiwanis Clubs kick off their 2014 – 2015 Travel & Adventure Series programming with a film journey along the Pacific coastline of North America.

  • The Limestone Land

    On Sept. 14 at 1 pm, the Sevastopol Historical Society will be holding a historical presentation titled “Local Limestone in the Limelight” at the Sevastopol Town Hall.

  • Celebrating Norwegian Heritage

    Between 1825 and 1925, more than 800,000 Norwegians immigrated to the United States due to religious persecution and economic concerns. Many of the immigrants settled in the Midwest.

  • Battling the Elements

    It’s getting to be that time of the year. That time when fall creeps in on summer, not wholeheartedly, but sparingly, with highs temperatures of 65 every so often.

  • Golf League Results

    Alpine & Maxwelton Braes.

  • Sunset Stunners

    A few years ago, Deb Schense and her family decided to take a chance on Door County and fell in love with the area. Nature’s blessings abounded everywhere in the open expanses of water, forests and hills.

  • Tell Your Story

    After an afternoon of “standing room only” storytelling in June, Door Shakespeare, in collaboration with Write On, Door County, is seeking submissions from writers and storytellers for their second, live storytelling event to take place at 2 pm on Oct.

  • Dual Language Harmony

    Del Campo al Escenario – the Spanish subtitle of a new Wisconsin Historical Society Press biography – notes the bookends of the continuing life journey of migrant farmer turned musician, Cris Plata.

  • Seeking New Laureate

    Each year the Wisconsin Academy shines a light on the best Wisconsin writers through our annual fiction and poetry contests, which award up to $500 and other prizes along with publication in Wisconsin People & Ideas, a reading at the Wisconsin Book Festival, even a one-week residency at the lovely Shake Rag Alley School for Arts and Crafts in Mineral Point.

  • Rooted in Family

    The second Washington Island Literary Festival welcomes participants for programs and activities that begin with a Writer’s Workshop Welcome on Oct. 2.

  • Premium

    The boast of premium is on everything we buy. Premium says my recent package of brake pads. Premium says the six pack of beer. My work shoes it seems were made of premium leather by premium Chinese workers.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 453

    The bread of life, well, what is it, anyway? Family, community, faith? Here’s a lovely reminiscence about the way in which bread brings us together, by Richard Levine, who lives in Brooklyn.

  • Once a Teacher, Always a Teacher

    Many fans of artist Connie Glowacki’s work are familiar with the story of her venture into the world of art. She had been teaching kindergarten in Janesville when in 1971 she left the position to be a full-time mom for her two children.

  • Q&A: Questions & Artists – Tom Nachreiner

    I have known Tom Nachreiner for at least four years and have admired his paintings for at least six years. In the interview I did with him more than two years ago [this interview can be found online at]

  • Woodland Pastels

    Liz Maltman will show pieces in the Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) Lobby now through Sept. 25. For this show at TAP, Maltman has chosen pieces that represent the woodlands of Door County in various moods and seasons.

  • Garden of Art

    Briggsville Gardens and Karen Lee DeNoto will again host “Art In The Gardens” on Sept. 20 from 1 – 4:30 pm. The Wedding Gardens come alive as guests stroll the gardens and talk with the artists.

  • Pet-Friendly Fine Art

    Recently Rick Brawner completed this 36 x 48-inch original oil painting titled “Fetch” at Bay Art Gallery in Sister Bay. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of “Fetch” will be donated to the Door County Humane Society.

  • Less is More

    The community is invited to attend a reception on Sept. 20 from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Door County Community Foundation to open its fall exhibition featuring works by artists Kirsten Christianson and Rob Williams.

  • Minor Flaws

    Ellison Bay Pottery will hold its annual Almost Perfect Pottery Sale on Sept. 13 from 10 am – 5 pm. Almost Perfect Pottery is pottery that is not quite good enough for the big leagues.

  • Hidden Sights

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) Gallery at the Top of the Hill Shops in Fish Creek is featuring the photography of Clarence Scherer, artist of the week for Sept.

  • The Bottom of the Earth

    Daniel Anderson’s special photography show “Images From the Bottom of the Earth” will open at Cottage Row Gallery Sept. 13 with a meet-the-artist reception from 10 am – 1 pm.

  • Peninsula Century Announces Bike Week Group Rides

    The Door County Silent Sports Alliance and the Peninsula Century Ride are teaming up to host a group mountain bike ride at Peninsula State Park Sept. 10 at 5 pm.