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Volume 20, Issue 45 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Making Waves

    Girls 8 and Under 100 Medley Place Swimmer Age Team Final Pts 2 Relay Team A 0 Door County YMCA 01:27.3 34 Relay Team B 0 Door County YMCA DQ 0 Girls 9-10 200 Medley Place Swimmer Age Team Final Pts 2 Relay Team A 0 Door County YMCA 02:37.

  • Helen Hecht, Historic Hitter

    “When she told me I started to cry,” said Helen Hecht, about when her coach Lauren Bremer told her she was named Packerland Volleyball Player of the Year for 2014.

  • Helen Hecht, Historic Hitter

    “When she told me I started to cry,” said Helen Hecht, about when her coach Lauren Bremer told her she was named Packerland Volleyball Player of the Year for 2014.

  • Destroyers Clinch Championship

    In their second year as a semi-professional football team, the Door County Destroyers capped a dominant season winning the Wisconsin State Football League Championship on Saturday, Nov.

  • Making Waves

    Brooke Strege, 10: With a tremendous meet at Stevens Point, Brooke recorded all “best times” in her events during the two-day meet. Brooke swims all strokes, with her specialty in the breaststroke events.

  • Monday Night Volleyball

    Standings and schedule

  • High School Winter Athletics

    GIBRALTAR Girls Basketball Nov. 18 vs. St. Mary Central, 7:30 pm Nov. 20 vs. Algoma, 7:30 pm SEVASTOPOL Girls Basketball Nov. 18 @ Crivitz, 7 pm Nov. 21 vs. NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm SOUTHERN DOOR Girls Basketball Nov. 18 vs. Mishicot, 7:30 pm Nov. 20 vs. Oconto, 7:30 pm STURGEON BAY Girls Basketball Nov. 15 […]

  • Milkweed Pods and Seeds

    The seed pods of a wild, native perennial herb, collected in great quantity by us boys during World War II, led me to believe we were helping to save some sailors’ lives.

  • Novelty Songs that Changed America

    A few weeks ago, Robin Roberts hosted a television program about the 15 songs that changed country music. Though I am not a country music fan, I left the program on while I perused some magazines.

  • Tips to Help You Quit

    Celebrate more birthdays with the American Cancer Society by quitting smoking during this year’s Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 20. If you or someone you love is looking to “kick the habit” this year, here are some helpful tips on how to break free from a smoking addiction.

  • Premature Births

    In honor of Prematurity Awareness Month and the 4th World Prematurity Day on Nov. 17, we present some new figures on premature births.

  • Article posted Wednesday, November 12, 2014 4:29pm

    A small primate found only on Madagascar is said to be one of the “10 ugliest animals.” Called the “Aye-Aye,” its scientific name is Daubentonia madagascariensis.

  • Gardener Training to Begin

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association (DCMGA), under the guidance of the UW Extension System, will offer a training program this winter for anyone wanting to become a Master Gardener Volunteer.

  • Presentation, Dinner and a Movie

    Kathy Navis invites everyone to visit Greens N Grains Natural Food Store and Café on Nov. 20 for a presentation on women’s health and environmental toxicity at 1 pm followed by dinner and a movie at 7 pm.

  • Keep the Heat

    Another Wisconsin winter is on the way, and with the cold comes many opportunities for warmth, energy and money to slip out of homes and bank accounts.

  • Game Farm Owner Convicted

    A Wisconsin game farm owner is now a felon due to his illegal commercialization of snow geese. On Oct. 20, 2014, Todd David Doughty, 50, owner of the Thunderbird Game Farm in Chilton, was sentenced to five years probation, ordered to pay a $5,000 fine, and had his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges revoked for five years by Chief United States District Court Judge William C.

  • Great Lakes Projects Sought

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting project proposals to protect, restore and enhance Great Lakes fish and wildlife habitat under the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act.

  • Countdown to the Christmas Bird Count

    This December will mark 45 years since The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor dedicated its staff and resources to coordinating the very first Door County Count Circle for the National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count.

  • Seven Sickened By Tainted Wells

    A young family visiting Door County for a weekend in mid-September were the subject of a public health investigation when they returned to their Calumet County home and their four-month-old daughter came down with an illness that was identified as E.

  • History of the Christmas Bird Count

    This year, the National Audubon Society will celebrate 115 years of dedicated individuals leaving the warmth of their homes to gather data on bird populations through the annual Christmas Bird Count.

  • EMS Personnel to Grow

    Except for a few questions from several Door County supervisors, the county’s 2015 budget hearing turned out to be an extremely smooth process. Not a single member of the public showed up to speak about the 2015 budget of $74,196,072.

  • Our Representatives in the News

    Representative-Elect Joel Kitchens Asked how he’ll transition into his new role after winning the 1st District Assembly race on Nov.

  • Elaborate Sting Netted Dan’s Fish

    According to the search warrant issued to Special Agent Steve Stoinski of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for the Nov. 5 search of Dan’s Fish in Sturgeon Bay, the investigation focuses on the illegal sale of lake trout and walleye harvested from the Great Lakes.

  • Bulletin

    WHAT HAPPENED • George Husby, “the founding father of Legion Baseball in Sturgeon Bay,” was banned from future involvement in American Legion baseball by the Wisconsin American Legion Baseball Association due to sportsmanship and character issues, according to David Kurtz, chief administrative officer for the American Legion Department of Wisconsin.

  • Volunteer Voices

    When I think of volunteering in Door County, one of the people who comes to mind is Shirley Senarighi, especially this time of year with election season as Shirley is one of the many faces of the League of Women Voters.

  • Article posted Wednesday, November 12, 2014 3:58pm

    Thank goodness Jack was found and brought to the Humane Society before the storm and frigid weather earlier this week. He’s just 8½ pounds of sweetness who deserves a wonderful, warm life.

  • Life Notes

    PASSINGS ‘Fr. Bob’ (Robert) Konkol, O.F.M. Jan. 30, 1946 – Nov. 10, 2014 “Fr. Bob” (Robert) Konkol, O.F.M., 68, a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Assumption B.V.M. Province and pastor at Assumption B.V.M. Parish in Pulaski, St. Casimir Parish in Krakow, and St. Stanislaus Parish in Hofa Park, died unexpectedly Nov. 10, 2014, […]

  • Be Prepared to Use AED and Perform CPR

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department is partnering with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer classes to educate the community in the proper method of using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

  • Healthy Spinal Aging Program

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with “Chiropractic Services and Healthy Spinal Aging.” Come hear Anne Emerson, D.

  • Donate Blood, Help Seniors Receive Scholarships

    The Gibraltar High School Student Council and the Red Cross have collaborated to bring Northern Door County the opportunity to save lives with a blood drive at Door Community Auditorium on Nov.

  • Upcoming Blood Drives in Door County

    There are two more blood drives scheduled in Door County. They’re scheduled for Nov. 18: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Sturgeon Bay; and 11 am – 4 pm, at Sevastopol High School in Institute.

  • “Meeting the Angels that Guide You” Workshop

    Join psychic life and business coach, reiki master and past life soul regression specialist Diana Blagdon as she facilitates connections to guides on the other side during the Nov.

  • Christ Child Society to Meet Nov. 24

    Christ Child Society of Door County’s next meeting will take place on Nov. 24 at St. Michael’s in Jacksonport. Treats will be served at 12:30 pm, the meeting follows at 1 pm.

  • Grant to Aid Cancer Treatment in Rural Communities

    The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded the St. Vincent Hospital Regional Cancer Center a Sustainability Grant from the Health and Human Needs Fund and the Elizabeth “Betty” Lawrence Memorial Fund to purchase a blanket warmer.

  • TechGYRLS Program to Expand

    The YWCA of Greater Green Bay recently accepted the Women’s Fund of Door County’s $2,500 grant to fund the TechGYRLS Program in Door County. TechGYRLS seeks to empower young girls in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and to encourage them to pursue careers within these fields.

  • Scholarships Available for Grow Ag Leaders

    America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders is now launching in 40 states, with more than $500,000 worth of scholarships available. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the program provides $1,500 college scholarships to students pursuing a degree related to agriculture.

  • Dollars Available for Heating Bills

    Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) reminds qualified low-income customers there are dollars available to help with heating bills. The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) administers the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

  • Consecutive Rib Win for Mr. G’s

    Neighbor to Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers of Door County held their sixth annual Door County Rib Fest on Nov. 1 at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. Those in attendance tasted an assortment of ribs prepared by local chefs and voted for their favorite ribs in both the professional and amateur categories.

  • Prince of Peace Receives Thrivent Grant

    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay recently received a $5,000 “Lutheran Community Matthew 25: Neighbors in Need” grant from the Thrivent Financial Foundation.

  • Women’s Fund Grants Youth in Government Program

    The Door County YMCA announces The Women’s Fund of Door County has awarded a grant of $800 to support young women participating in the 2014-15 Youth in Government Program.

  • Rate Hikes on the Way

    Three energy companies – including Wisconsin Public Service (WPS), which serves about 443,700 customers in northeastern Wisconsin – have petitioned the Public Service Commission (PSC) for rate hikes they say are needed to ensure everyone is paying their fair share for the cost of maintaining electrical infrastructure.

  • Bruce Low Completes WAHI Training

    Bruce Low, owner/inspector of Bottom Line Home Inspection of Luxemburg, attended the Fall Training Seminar of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors (WAHI) on October 24 and 25 in Wausau.


    Saturday was a day of celebration for therapy dog Amos, who marked his Golden Birthday on Nov. 8 with a reading session at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library.

  • Easy Come, Easy Gose

    So, when you discover a new style of beer, as I recently did with Gose, a salty, coriander-spiced sour beer, ya gotta try all you can get your hands on.

  • Congratulations to Erik Emanuelson of The Chef’s Hat!

    It’s an early Sunday morning at The Chef’s Hat café On Highway 42 in Ephraim, just south of Sister Bay Server Erik Emanuelson is preparing the day’s jokes A custom side that he serves up with meals to today’s café-going folks.

  • Article posted Wednesday, November 12, 2014 1:48pm

    For what cherry is Door County best known for producing?

  • Article posted Wednesday, November 12, 2014 1:46pm

    Dear Mary Pat, Holidays are coming and I am nervous. Last year, my two oldest daughters came to dinner in terrible moods (one had gotten in a fight with her husband that morning, and the other thinks she does all the work during dinner) and ruined the afternoon for the rest of my kids (everyone left early).

  • Overheard and 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?

  • Door Shakespeare Announces 2015 Shows

    Door Shakespeare recently announced its show selection for the 2015 summer season: Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest. Shows will run June 30 through Aug.

  • Wisconsin Brass Quintet at Olde Opera House

    As a long-time support of the Arts Outreach program organized by the Arts Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Door Concerts, Inc. will host one of the program’s three ensembles, the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, on Nov.

  • Open House for Dancin’ on the Door

    Dancin’ On The Door will host its open house and reception on Nov. 23. The all-afternoon affair will include free sample classes followed by an evening reception with hors d’oeuvres from 4 – 8 pm.

  • Organ Recital to Celebrate 25 Years

    In December 1989, the Dobson Opus 47 pipe organ was installed at Hope Church. On Dec. 7 at 2 pm, a 25th anniversary recital will be held in celebration of the important role this organ has played in the life of the congregation.

  • Dozens of Characters in “Blue Collar Diaries”

    Blue Collar Diaries, a one-woman show written and performed by Michelle Meyers Berg, is now onstage at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay through Nov.

  • Winter Hikes to Begin

    Frequently on winter hikes at Crossroads at Big Creek, many mammals are spotted, including porcupines, deer, squirrels, etc. On Nov. 15 at 2 pm the family program is “Mammals in Winter.

  • Sharpen Your Skills

    Sharpen your field skills for the Christmas Bird Count at The Ridges Optics Workshop, Nov. 19 at 1 pm. This is the third in a series of Christmas Bird Count classes and the workshop that every birder wishes they’d taken.

  • Tree Lighting, Parade and Santa

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center will host its annual Christmas by the Bay event Nov. 21 – 23. The weekend kicks off on Nov. 21 at 7 pm with a tree lighting ceremony at the clock tower on Third Avenue, complete with live music from Josh Gregory, Hervy Hodges and Nick Hoover from 6 to 8 pm.

  • Calling All Wisconsin Filmmakers

    Are you or is someone you know a filmmaker with a Wisconsin connection, or a filmmaker connected to a film that has a Wisconsin connection, or a filmmaker who is familiar with what a cheese curd is? Well, submissions for the 2015 Wisconsin Film Festival’s Wisconsin’s Own section are being accepted.

  • Hot Zydeco Swamp at TAP

    Copper Box returns to Third Avenue Playhouse celebrating the release of its latest CD, After the Rain, and playing favorites old and new on Nov. 29 at 7:30 pm.

  • Growing Wisconsin Creatively

    The Peninsula Arts and Humanities Alliance along with Arts Wisconsin will present a Creative Summit in Door County on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 10:30 am. Everyone interested in the future of their community and region – including artists, performers, arts organization representatives, arts supporters, educators, business people, economic and community development leaders, funders, elected officials, and civic leaders – is invited to let their voices be heard.

  • Crawl with 21 Artists

    Local artists will open their homes and studios to the public for the annual Sturgeon Bay Holiday Art Crawl scheduled for Nov. 22 - 23. The crawl will feature a wide range of artwork in a variety of styles and media, including oil paintings, pastels, watercolors, acrylics and mixed media, glassworks, woodwork, pottery, weaving and jewelry.

  • Art is Love

    Sturgeon Bay’s Greco Gallery invites the public to an artists reception and winter open house on Nov. 21, 5 – 8 pm. Meet the artists who belong to this collective gallery, enjoy complimentary refreshments and holiday treats.

  • Spider Award Winners

    Baileys Harbor photographers Steven and Arlene Stanger were recently presented with nominations and awards in the amateur category of the ninth annual Black and White Spider Awards on Oct.

  • Disguised as Attire

    Bay Art Gallery will host a reception for Peter and Skye Ciesla on Nov. 15, 4 – 6 pm, in celebration of their new jewelry. The Cieslas will show their newest creations and unique interpretations of art and attire.

  • No Hibernating Here

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery is not ready to hibernate, and will expand its winter hours (Nov. – April) to be open 10 am to 4 pm, Thursday through Saturday.

  • Time for Holiday Browsing

    Through Dec. 30, the Miller Art Museum invites shoppers to come for holiday browsing in a shop filled with unique items for special gifts. This annual event is a fundraiser for the museum.

  • When I Am Old

    When I am old I shall wear my shirts inside out, I shall wear my ties backward, my hat upside down, I will put my socks on after my shoes, I will eat dessert first.

  • A World Premiere

    In December, Sturgeon Bay’s Rogue Theater will celebrate its one-year anniversary of bringing a variety of productions to the quaint Depot Performing Arts Center on Third Avenue.

  • A Merry Time

    For the third straight holiday season, Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) will present its Merry-Time Festival of Trees over the course of more than three weeks, from Nov.

  • Grammy Nominee to Perform At White Gull

    Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist John McCutcheon returns to Fish Creek to open the 31st season of winter folk concerts at the White Gull Inn on Wednesday, Nov.

  • Don and Loraine Brink Keep Art Flowing

    Don Brink is a fellow who has always liked to keep busy. In 1938, when he was 12, he started work in a grocery store for 17.5 cents an hour. Before his 18th birthday, he joined the Navy.

  • Gifts for Jacksonport Fans

    Looking for holiday gifts? The Jacksonport Historical Society offers Fred Erskine: Jacksonport’s Photographer and Jacksonport through the Generations at special prices through Dec.

  • Healthy Lakes Grants Available

    A new grant program designed to boost private sector innovation in caring for Wisconsin’s lakes debuts Nov. 13 with a webinar hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and partners to help answer questions from residents, businesses, lake groups and others statewide.