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Volume 20, Issue 41 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Dojo Promotions

    Vietnam Veteran Ray Roberts tested and received his 1st degree black belt in USA Goju Karate on Oct. 11 at The Living Hope Dojo. Those in attendance at Ray Robert’s black belt promotion were fellow Living Hope Dojo members: (Back row, left to right) Shihan Mark Stephens, Ray Roberts Shodan, Sensei Marci Faustini, Jamie Faustini Shodan, Phil Faustini, Kay Haen, (front row) Lynn Schuster, Brittany Hanson and Mary Cram.

  • High School Fall Athletics

    Varsity sports schedules from Door County high schools.

  • Awesome Sandhill Cranes

    I can’t think of a single nature experience that we eagerly wait for more each early to mid-October, which suddenly and joyously turns our faces skyward, than a flock of migrating Sandhill Cranes.

  • Southern Door Referenda

    Below are the referenda that residents of the Southern Door School District, and the towns of Brussels, Gardner and Union will vote on in the Nov. 4 election.

  • Article posted Thursday, October 16, 2014 2:30pm

    In honor of National Save for Retirement Week, Oct. 21-27, we take a look at some retirement saving facts.

  • The Climate Corner

    We have now seen nine monthly articles on climate change in this space. These columns have had a Wisconsin focus. This month I’d like to broaden the discussion.

  • Clean Sweep

    Many of these substances found in households can cause harm to people and the environment when not disposed of properly. All Door County residents are invited to rid their households of unwanted household hazardous wastes, for free, at Door County household hazardous waste collection events.

  • Flock Takes Flight

    Seven whooping crane chicks took to the skies to begin their migration to Florida on the morning of October 10. After months of preparation and training, the chicks left White River Marsh State Wildlife Area near Berlin, Wis.

  • Speaking for Water

    Susan Connor, local resident and business owner, is speaking out about the issue of manure runoff and how it affects water resources in one of a series of TV commercials hitting the airwaves this month.

  • Article posted Thursday, October 16, 2014 2:20pm

    “New research on plant intelligence may forever change how you think about plants” is the title of a recent news release. Far-fetched? Better not write it off.

  • Pine Ridge Connection

    Brian Stillwater, owner of Stillwater’s Grill by the Bay in Fish Creek, remembers being moved as a boy by the 71-day siege that took place between members of the American Indian Movement and the federal government in 1973 at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

  • Article posted Thursday, October 16, 2014 2:08pm

    A red letter day. Lay out the red carpet. Red states, red hats or Little Red Riding Hood. The color red promises excitement and activity. Red can announce, “I’m ready for anything, let’s try something new.

  • Life Notes

    PASSINGS Doris Ann Schartner Oct. 18, 1926 – Oct. 12, 2014 Doris Ann Schartner, 87, of Sturgeon Bay, died on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Golden Living Center-Dorchester. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 16 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Bob Stegmann officiating. Burial will follow at S.S. Peter and Paul […]

  • Beneficial Brats

    Rachel DeMeuse, along with other members, staffed a brat fry stand to raise money for Sunshine House Inc. Together with matching funds from Catholic Financial Services they donated $1,200 for new chairs in the productions area at Sunshine House Inc.

  • “Buy Local, Cook Local, Eat Local”

    The 19th Annual Chefs for a Day event will be held Oct. 18 at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. Doors will open at 6 pm and volunteer servers will distribute hors d’oeuvres from 6:30 until 7:15 pm.

  • Shop & Dine Day on Oct. 18

    Community Clinic of Door County announces Shop & Dine Day is scheduled for Oct. 18. Shop and dine at participating establishments in Sturgeon Bay and Carlsville to support The Healing Project.

  • Famous Chicken Dinner at Sister Bay Moravian

    On Oct. 22, Sister Bay Moravian Church will hold its Famous Chicken Dinner from 4:30 – 7 pm. Dinner includes oven-baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, baby carrots, homemade rolls, dessert and beverages.

  • Dictionary Donations

    This October the Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary Club will provide a dictionary for each third grade student in Door County, from the tip of Washington Island to the Southern Door Elementary School.

  • Gibraltar Fire Rescue Hosts Open House

    Gibraltar Fire Rescue is hosting its annual open house Oct. 25 from 10 am to 2 pm as Fish Creek celebrates Jack O’ Lantern Days. At 3496 County F, the fire station will be filled with multiple kids games, interactive displays by the DNR, hands-on fire safety demonstrations, fire trucks, and food provided by Alexander’s, Julie’s Park Cafe and the Sister Bay Piggly Wiggly.

  • Christ Child Society Meeting Set for Oct. 27

    Christ Child Society’s October meeting will take place on Oct. 27 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Jacksonport. Come at 12:30 pm for conversation and treats followed by the meeting.

  • Physical and Emotional Breast Cancer Recovery Tips

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with “Life After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis” presented by Kris Miller, RN, a breast cancer survivor and trained advocate, on Oct.

  • Potato Pancake Supper at Casey’s BBQ Smokehouse

    The Council of Catholic Women of Stella Maris Parish in Egg Harbor will have its annual potato pancake supper on Oct. 28 at Casey’s BBQ Smokehouse in Egg Harbor.

  • Limited Tickets Available for Rib Fest

    Neighbor to Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers of Door County is holding its sixth annual Rib Fest, Nov. 1, at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. Doors open at 4:30 pm for cash bar and silent auction, with serving from 5:30 – 7 pm or until ribs are gone.

  • Monthly PFLAG Meetings at UUF

    After a great meeting with six parents, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sister Bay will host regular monthly meetings of PFLAG (Parents, Friends and Family of Lesbians and Gays) on the third Thursdays of the month at 6 pm.

  • GrandStay Plans Perk Up Algoma

    Algoma’s future is much brighter today thanks to a proposal for a 55-room hotel brought forth to the Algoma City Council by Oshkosh developer Mike Lindner and GrandStay Hotels of Brooklyn Park, Minn.

  • Bay Shipbuilding and Hatco Nominated for Manufacturing Award

    Bay Shipbuilding and Hatco Corp. are among a dozen northeastern Wisconsin companies nominated for the Manufacturing Awards of Distinction, presented by Advance, the economic development branch of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Petite Pearl Available at Parallel 44

    Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery’s new vintage of Petite Pearl is now available to the public for sampling and purchase. This new vintage of Petite Pearl has proven to be even better than the previous vintage, which is saying a lot, since the previous vintage held the distinct honor of 2014 Best Wisconsin Red Wine.

  • Linden Centre Receives Phoenix Award

    The Linden Centre, a Himalayan-based cultural retreat established by Ellison Bay residents Brian and Jeanee Linden, was the recipient of The Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) coveted Phoenix Award.

  • Hot Games & Puzzles Introduces Super Cube

    Hot Games & Puzzles introduces the Super Cube. Super Cubes are made of the bounciest substance on Earth, and is guaranteed to bounce different every time.

  • Bayside Bakery’s Open for Winter

    Bayside Bakery & Café announces that it will remain open this winter at the Shops of Green Gables in North Ephraim. Hours will be Thursday through Saturday 8 am to 2 pm beginning Oct.

  • Buy Local Mixers Begin Again

    Door County Buy Local business networking mixers return from their summer recess on Nov. 5, 5:30 – 7 pm, at NWTC-Sturgeon Bay, 229 North 14th Avenue, and will feature a program by Door County U-W Extension on “Door County Local Foods: Recent Trends, Developments and Success Stories.

  • Pine Ridge Connection

    Brian Stillwater, owner of Stillwater’s Grill by the Bay in Fish Creek, remembers being moved as a boy by the 71-day siege that took place between members of the American Indian Movement and the federal government in 1973 at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

  • Our Candidates

    • The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has awarded Rep. Reid Ribble the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence.The award is based on his votes in the 113th Congress on issues that are critical to manufacturing in the United States.

  • Municipal News

    Town of Egg Harbor:  The town board meets at 7 pm on Oct. 20. Town of Jacksonport:  The Board of Review has been set for Oct.


    Friday, Oct. 17 9am-5pm: Classic auto show, west side of Mill Road 10am-5pm: Arts & crafts show, Mill Road 10am-5pm: Food & drinks, various places in village 1-3:30pm: Scotty Meyer at Husby’s 4-7pm: Modern Day Drifters at Husby’s 5-8 pm: Fish boil, fire station on Mill Road 6 pm: WIFEE and HUZzBAND at Grasse’s Grill […]

  • Eggy Celebration Pays Off

    How successful was Egg Harbor’s August Eggstravaganza event that had 50 artists create 50 eggs for auction to celebrate the village’s 50th anniversary? After the artists received their half of the auction money and the village was made whole on any expenses incurred, the village’s Public Arts Committee received $61,500 to purchase more public art for the village.

  • Bipartisan Road Show

    An eyebrow-raising press release arrived during the weekend announcing a forum on the future of public education. The forum itself is not surprising because public education in Wisconsin needs more public discussion.

  • One-Stop Scholarship Shopping Unveiled

    Door County got a lot smarter this week. On Tuesday, Oct. 14, a countywide collaborative effort known as the Door County Scholarship Network was unveiled at the Door County Community Foundation (DCCF) in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Pulse Candidate Forum on Tuesday

    We have confirmation that all six candidates will take part in the Peninsula Pulse’s Oct. 21 candidate forum at Baileys Harbor Town Hall.

  • Article posted Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:39pm

    WHAT HAPPENED • On Oct. 10, several Door County businesses received telephone calls from someone claiming to be a state law enforcement official calling about fraudulent charges on their credit card accounts and requested credit card account information.

  • Dark and Stormy Stouts

    It was a dark and stormy night, a perfect time for a couple of dark and stormy stouts. I started off with 2X Stout, a double milk stout from Southern Tier Brewing Co.

  • The Cheese Insider

    The word fondue sparks memories for many of us, especially for those growing up in Wisconsin. I remember my mother pulling out the fondue pot and creating a tasty blend of this traditional dish.

  • Congratulations to Tesia Stevens, Leroy’s Water Street Coffee

    Ephraim barista Tesia Stevens knows her cup of Joe, She’ll make it fast and ask if you want it “to go” Her favorite drink within the walls of Leroy’s coffee Is the café miel, with its cinnamon, espresso, milk and honey.

  • Article posted Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2:29pm

    Dear Mary Pat, Is it me, or are teenagers not quite as bright as they used to be? I seem to be encountering a lot of blank stares from teenaged help wherever I see them.

  • Overheard and Shout Outs

    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, October 15, 2014 2:23pm

    Which state grows up to 95 percent of processed pumpkins in the United States?

  • Comedy Concert with Rick Wood

    The Holiday Music Motel’s Tambourine Lounge hosts its first comedy “house concert” featuring Rick Wood on Oct. 23 at 10 pm. As unconventional as Wood’s humor, the night begins at 10 pm with a casual gathering in the lounge.

  • “Blue Collar Diaries” Coming Soon

    Third Avenue Playhouse is showing The Fantasticks through Oct. 19. The show runs Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. The Fantasticks, by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, is the world’s longest running musical, running for more than 52 years in Manhattan and entrancing generations of audiences the world over.

  • Encore of “The Golden Age of Comedy” at Depot

    Rogue Theater is excited to announce a weekend of music and comedy as the New Day Singers will perform at The Depot Performing Arts Center on Oct. 17 at 7 pm, and “The Golden Age of Comedy” returns Oct.

  • Joint Piano Concert at Bjِrklunden

    Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden will host a joint concert on Oct. 26 at 1:30 pm. Students from the piano studios of Michael Mizrahi and Anthony Padilla will perform major piano works from the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

  • Tambourine Lounge Welcomes Delaney Davidson and Uno Lady

    A one-man band and a one-woman band will perform a house concert at The Tambourine Lounge at Holiday Music Motel on Oct. 22 at 7 pm. Known worldwide as one of the premier one-man bands, Delaney Davidson is more like a one-man machine, fiercely independent and talented in all aspects of his artistry.

  • Living River Quartet Performs at First Baptist

    The Living River Quartet will perform at First Baptist Church of Sister Bay on Oct. 19 at 6 pm. Organized in 1987, they have been presenting concerts throughout the Midwest.

  • Play It Forward to Benefit Scandia Village

    On Oct. 26 at 2 pm, some of Door County’s most popular musicians will gather to raise funds for the Scandia Village Partners in Compassion campaign with the second annual “Play It Forward” benefit concert at Door Community Auditorium.

  • Fresh Blood for Dark Songs

    For this year’s Dark Songs, hosted by The Holiday Music Motel, 11 “fresh blood” additions will join the veteran ranks of this annual songwriting event.

  • Reminiscing about Threshing

    Join the Jacksonport Historical Society on Oct. 22 at 7 pm at the Jacksonport Town Hall as Dennis Dietrich presents an evening dedicated to reminiscing about threshing.

  • “Bidder 70” Screened at UUF

    BIDDER 70, the story of a principled young man and the bravery of his commitment to a livable world, will be screened at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Oct.

  • Filmic Trip to France

    On Oct. 24, the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs of Northern Door invite the public to join them for a film trek to France. Travel filmmakers, musicians and entertainers Monty and Marsha Brown will make an encore appearance to the Travelogue venue, sharing their living and travel experiences in the country and offering a new look at this fascinating and favorite European destination.

  • Fall Art Extravaganza at Bridgeport

    Door County Rubber Stamp & Scrapbooking is hosting a Fall Art Extravaganza from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. Held at Bridgeport Waterfront Resort in Sturgeon Bay, the guest instructors for the weekend are waiting to share new techniques and products.

  • Get Ready for Christmas Bird Count

    October programs at The Ridges Sanctuary can give beginning and seasoned birders the skills to enjoy bird watching as well as everything needed to participate in events like the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count.

  • Spectrum Day at Crossroads

    On Oct. 18, Crossroads at Big Creek will celebrate the Wisconsin Science Festival with Spectrum Day. The Rainbow Room (also known as the Entry Level of the Collins Learning Center) will have stations where pre-school, kindergarten and primary-aged students can celebrate Spectrum Day.

  • A Healthy Goodbye

    At some point you have to say goodbye to the game of golf. Its many demands—on the body, mind, schedule, wallet, friendships, etc.—merge into a beastly combination of quitting-worthy threats.

  • Almost Time to Crawl

    Ellison Bay artists are organizing studios and finishing new works for the Fall Art Crawl, set for Oct. 25 and 26, 10 am – 5 pm. Below is just a sampling of the festivities.

  • Function Follows Form

    The media of glass, clay, wood, fiber and metal set the stage for the artistry of forms that function as containers in the exhibition Art of the Container at Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek.

  • Industrial Photography

    Martha Coaty will display her photography at Glas Coffeehouse during October. Her exhibit is a collection of urban prints including pieces from her “Industrial Color” series and new images of southeast Wisconsin.

  • Fractal Photographer

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery is excited to show the latest work from Wisconsin photographer Carol Pflughoeft. This Wisconsin artist alters her original photographs using mathematical equations based on fractal patterns to create unique and vibrant imagery.

  • Memory and Transience

    Bay Art Gallery introduces its newest artist, Patty Degenhardt. She will display both two-dimensional as well as three-dimensional artworks. Currently, Degenhardt is exploring ideas that deal with the circle of life, time in its flight, memory and transience.

  • Pirate Paintings

    The unique exhibit of 19 pirate paintings by renowned Florida artist Don Maitz will end its run at the Door County Maritime Museum on Oct. 19. The museum’s “Missions of the U.

  • Hooking A Rug

    The Clearing rug hooking group presented Michael Schneider, executive director of The Clearing, with one of their collaborative creations on Oct. 1. The rug was group designed, hand-hooked and finished by Pamela Hicks, Cathie Ericson, Donna Johnson, Leslie Prange, Ashley Prange, Deb Turman and instructor Patsy Weich.

  • Hardy Holds Listening Session

    This winter, the Hardy Gallery Board of Directors will convene for their annual review of the organization’s strategic plan and goal setting for 2015.

  • Fall Fest Fun

    It is one of the mostly highly anticipated weekends in Door County after the summer months, and their accompanying pleasant weather, pass by – Sister Bay’s Fall Festival.

  • Tunes Aplenty

    Musicians from all across the state will descend on Sister Bay’s 69th annual Fall Festival to conduct a live soundtrack during what is sure to be a weekend of fun and shenanigans.

  • Let’s Do the Time Warp Again!

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) will bring the Halloween classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show to its silver screen on Oct. 31 as part of its recently formed Donna Film Festival, which plays homage to the playhouse’s much-loved former inhabitant, the Donna Theater.

  • Broadband Implications

    Wisconsin’s vacation home communities are losing out on millions of dollars due to the lack of high-speed Internet. That’s the finding of a new report from the Fiscal and Economic Research Center (FERC) at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

  • Art, Joy, Life: Franne Dickinson releases first book

    Three years ago, when Franne Dickinson was being interviewed about her success as an artist – she was voted Door County’s Master Artist in 2006 – she mentioned that she hoped to write a book about her work, but that she’d been talking about it for so long that if she ever finished it, she’d have to call it Promises, Promises.

  • An Ancient Art

    Saturday will undoubtedly be a busy day as locals and tourists alike try to fit in all of the weekend’s offerings before many businesses close for the season.

  • The Art of Teaching

    There is an old saying coined by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw in his play Man and Superman: He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches. But quite the opposite is true for Door County artist Jenni Stultz, whose passion for learning and doing has often made way for teaching.

  • Speaking for Water

    Susan Connor, local resident and business owner, is speaking out about the issue of manure runoff and how it affects water resources in one of a series of TV commercials hitting the airwaves this month.