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Volume 20, Issue 47 – Section 1

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    Gibraltar Secondary School Principal Kirk Knutson resigned from his position on Monday, Nov. 24, according to Gibraltar School District Superintendent Tina Van Meer.

  • Our Representatives in the News

    Representative Reid Ribble The following is a statement from Ribble on the President’s announced executive order on federal immigration policy:

  “It’s incredibly disappointing that the President chose to ignore the House, the Senate, and most importantly the American people by taking unilateral action today [Nov.


    Town of Baileys Harbor:  The Plan Commission meets at 6 pm on Dec. 1. A public hearing on the proposed 2015 budget will be held at 6 pm on Dec.

  • Sister Bay Buzz

    • The 18th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at noon on Thanksgiving Day in the Fellowship Hall at the Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church.

  • Kinnard Farms Petition DNR

    Two attorneys for Kinnard Farms of the Town of Lincoln in Kewaunee County have petitioned Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp to review and modify the Oct.

  • Sturgeon bay Hotel Plan Bashed at Hearing

    At a 2½-hour standing-room-only public hearing before the Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission on Nov. 19, a steady stream of opponents of the proposed five-story hotel on the city’s western waterfront told the commission why they did not like the plan.

  • Early Snow Burdens Corn Harvest

    Many who spent the summer in Door County know that it was more wet and mild compared to the usual pristine conditions. Matched with the early November snow, this high precipitation has left county farmers with the difficult task of dealing with high-moisture corn.

  • Helicopters Over Door

    The Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport Commission voted 3-1 on Nov. 20 to move forward with a contract to allow helicopter tours to base at the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport.

  • Bulletin

    WHAT HAPPENED • The Dispatch Center at the Door County Sheriff’s Department reports that it continues to take calls from people receiving telephone calls from scammers claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service.

  • New Shows for AFT

    American Folklore Theatre (AFT) has announced its 2015 musical comedy line up for the summer and fall seasons. AFT, which will be officially renamed “Northern Sky Theater” in January, will present three shows in repertory during the summer and one in the fall.

  • This Does Not Happen On Washington Island…I Think

    Those of you who have picked up the current copy of Door County Living magazine and have taken the time to peruse (if not read, cover to cover) the content know that one of the included features is about the Icelandic settlement on Washington Island.

  • Commentary

    Thanksgiving often has as much to do with satiation as with appreciation. As kids we would gorge ourselves on mom’s amazing fruit salad. The turkey and potatoes just finished the job of stuffing ourselves.

  • Thanksgiving

    3 - Number of days the first Thanksgiving harvest feast lasted in the Plymouth colony of 1621.

  • Triathlon Raises $100,000 for Partners

    Things did not look very promising after the first Door County Triathlon in 2005. “The first year, after all the bills were paid, there wasn’t even enough money left with the limited participation to pay me or the charities,” said Director Sean Ryan.

  • Peninsula Pacers Announce 2015 Events

    The Peninsula Pacers welcomed 4,450 participants, plus their friends and families, to Door County in 2014; 2015 promises to bring even more. The Pacers, the people behind the Door County Half Marathon, the Peninsula Century bike rides, the Door County Beer Festival and the Door County Pond Hockey Tournament, are excited to release their 2015 calendar of events.

  • Monday Night Volleyball

    Dec. 1 schedule

  • High School Winter Athletics

    Varsity sports schedules.

  • The Turkey Tail Fungus and Others

    Have you ever wondered what the woods of your county would be like during a long period of time without fungi? As a matter of fact, the forests could not exist without the invaluable aid of these lowly plants, which are continually at work reducing dead trees and forest litter to essential humus on the forest floor.

  • Article posted Monday, November 24, 2014 2:35pm

    The hippocampus is the area of the brain that plays a predominant role in establishing memories. In 2011 neuroscientists at MIT discovered a gene, named Npas4, that is required to establish new memories.

  • Congo Exposé

    Virunga is the incredible true story of a group of brave people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa the world has forgotten and a gripping exposé of the realities of life in the Congo.

  • Adapting to Change

    Nick Miller, lead scientist for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Wisconsin, will discuss what TNC is doing internationally, nationally, and in our state to address and adapt to the impacts of climate change at 7 pm on Dec.

  • Coal Ash in Southern Wells

    A study released by Clean Wisconsin finds that more than one in five wells across Waukesha, Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties are contaminated with molybdenum at levels above the state health advisory level.

  • LEED Open House

    Door County is becoming home to a second LEED Platinum home, and the public is invited to watch the construction process. The first LEED Platinum was built two years ago in Gills Rock by BayLakes Builders of Green Bay.

  • Wetland Mitigation Options Expanded

    Leaders from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, and Environmental Protection Agency have signed an agreement to expand wetland mitigation options for permit applicants in Wisconsin.

  • Reuniting for Thanksgiving

    For most, Thanksgiving is a tradition that includes family time and a good meal. Perhaps the day is filled with football games before dinner. Maybe there is a 5k Turkey Trot early in the morning to justify an extra helping later in the day.

  • Find a Thanksgiving Feast

    Complimentary/Community Meals: Baileys Harbor Cornerstone Pub 8123 Highway 57, Baileys Harbor Complimentary Thanksgiving Dinner, 2 – 6 pm. The Baileys Harbor Community Association puts on the meal for free; there will also be a cash bar. To attend, volunteer or donate, call Brynn at 920.839.2366. Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church Highway 42, between Sister […]

  • Article posted Monday, November 24, 2014 2:18pm

    Nothing black about this Friday, according to Balto. As you’d expect with his genetic make-up, this three-year-old Husky/Malamute mix boy loves the cold weather and playing outside with his precious blue dolphin squeaky toy.

  • Life Notes

    BIRTH Stephanee and Jim McGowan, Algoma, are the parents of a son beon on Nov. 5, 2014, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Marlee and Nick Edlebeck, Forestville, and Kevin Strandell, Algoma. Paternal grandparent is Michael McGowan, Marinette. PASSINGS Elizabeth “Betty” Florence Bauldry Elizabeth “Betty” Florence Bauldry, 90, formerly of […]

  • Grateful Giving

    (Left to right) Luke Ebel, representing the Tavern League of Door County, hands a donation for $250 to Paul Schuster, representing the Kimberley House in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Register for Door County Secret Santa Trivia Night

    JJ’s La Puerta in Sister Bay is hosting the third annual Door County Secret Santa Trivia Night on Dec. 1 at 6 pm. Form a team (up to five people) and join the fun.

  • Bell Ringers Needed

    The Salvation Army is seeking bell ringers for the holiday season. Last year more than $42,000 was raised to help more than 600 people in Door County.

  • Christmas Extravaganza in Kewaunee

    Kewaunee Grade School is holding its annual Christmas Extravaganza on Dec. 6 from 10 am – 3 pm. There will be singing, Santa, the Grinch, food, drink, horse rides, Christmas tree maze, decorations, story telling and more.

  • Register Now for AED & CPR Class

    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).

  • Stop by Baylake’s Holiday Gift Tree

    Baylake Bank Premier Club will sponsor a holiday gift program designed to benefit homebound mature citizens within the Door County Community. A group of volunteers made up of Baylake Bank employees are working in cooperation with Neighbor-to-Neighbor and Social Services of Door County to reach out to mature citizens and provide gifts and personal care items to those in need.

  • 2014 Door County Scottie Rally Raises $19,000

    Since its inception in 2001 the Door County Scottie Rally has gathered Scottish Terriers, their families and fans from across the globe. The generosity of donors and attendees who have traveled from 38 states, Canada, South Africa and Australia are responsible for generating more than $175,000 for Scottie health research and Scottie rescue.

  • Farm to School Map Now Available

    Farmers looking to sell into new, local markets and school districts looking to source locally grown foods now have a new means of connecting. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has designed an interactive, multi-platform map of Farm to School activities in Wisconsin.

  • St. Norbert Lecture Series to Begin Jan. 17

    St. Norbert College faculty and staff will take part in a series of lectures at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek this winter. The Saturday lectures, which begin Jan.

  • New Ownership, Same Nostalgia at Hitching Post

    When The Hitching Post closed its doors last fall, it was simply one of the many local businesses to retire for the harsh winter season. However, come spring of 2014, the Hitching Post had been vacated, with no plans to reopen.

  • Worthy Recipients

    Door County’s new business lending program, Community Opportunity Investment Network (COIN), awarded its first micro-loan Nov. 19 to new Baileys Harbor business Bearded Heart Coffee.

  • DCVB Awarded Grant to Upgrade Digital Presence

    The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) is revamping its digital branding campaign with the help of a $39,500 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant presented today by Wisconsin Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett.

  • Holiday Open House at Parallel 44 and Door 44

    Join Parallel 44 and Door 44 in celebrating the holidays with their Holiday Open House Extravaganza, both weekends after, Nov 28 – 30 and Dec 5 – 7. At Parallel 44 in Kewaunee there will be wine sampling, cheese and chocolate and gourmet food sampling, cheese and chocolate pairings, holiday music, bonfires and more.

  • Buy Local Mixer at DCMM

    Door County Buy Local is holding their next business networking mixer on Dec. 3, 5:30 – 7 pm, at the Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM), 120 N. Madison Ave.

  • Steve Rank Awarded Heart of Hospitality

    Steve Rank, the head of maintenance at the Edgewater Resort in Ephraim, earned the Heart of Hospitality award from IDM Hospitality Management. Heart of Hospitality award recipients are nominated by fellow employees for the honor which recognizes individuals who have exceeded expectations of hospitality and professionalism in all they do.

  • 2014 Wisconsin Agricultural Statistics Now Available

    Learn about what makes Wisconsin first in the nation in growing cabbage for sauerkraut, making cheese and producing corn silage. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service releases this annual publication each fall.

  • A Lusty Pumpkin Wheat and Volcanic Stout

    This beer called to me for weeks before I finally broke down and bought a sixer. It just seemed a little too forward for my tastes – Pumpkin Pie Lust? Really? Perhaps because I spent most of my childhood Thanksgivings at my maternal grandparents, and because I was fascinated by the amazing quality and quantity of food my grandmother turned out almost singlehandedly for our large family, and so would offer my meager services, and rolled many a pie crust out, equating pumpkin pie and lust initiated a gag reflex in me.

  • Congratulations to Carla Ritter at Village Café!

    Southern Door native Carla Ritter wears a lot of hats As manager of Egg Harbor’s Village Café and Fish Creek’s Villaggios. She will schedule shifts, inventory, hire and train staff, And be a server in the off-season because that’s just how it goes.


    A group of Door County Maritime Museum-goers get into the pirate spirit during the museum’s annual Merry-Time Festival of Trees last weekend in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Article posted Monday, November 24, 2014 12:05pm

    Dear Mary Pat, I was at a party with some of my old college friends recently. I hadn't seen my good friend's husband in some time and unfortunately, he was a little too friendly.

  • 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 Monday, November 24, 2014 11:58am

    Which Green Bay Packer invented the “Lambeau Leap” in 1993?

  • DPAS to Ponder SETI

    The December meeting of the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society will meet Dec. 2 at 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek. The search for intelligent life is the topic, as Professor Ray Stonecipher presents the lecture “SETI.

  • Pirate Day Returns to DCMM

    Pirates will soon retreat from the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay but before they do, a rousing event is planned for Nov. 29 when Pirate Day returns to the museum.

  • The Clearing Welcomes Winter

    The Clearing is once again going to be very busy this winter with 90 classes offered in the annual two-month long winter program, their holiday open house and the “Welcoming Winter Gathering.

  • ADVENTure at Ephraim Moravian

    Each year, the Ephraim Business Council holds a Christmas in the Village celebration the first Saturday in December. This year, Dec. 6. In addition to the open houses, kids’ events, Santa’s reindeer and the official lighting of the village Christmas tree, the Ephraim Moravian Church holds a special ADVENTure from 11 am to 2 pm at the church.

  • Decorate for “A Country Christmas”

    Baylake Bank Premier Club, Door County YMCA and Ministry Door County Medical Center invite the community to the program “A Country Christmas” at the Door County YMCA in Sturgeon Bay on Dec.

  • Parks, Phillips and Co. Hold Christmas Concert

    Celebrate the beginning of Advent and prepare for Christmas with favorite contemporary and traditional Christmas songs by Parks, Phillips and Co. The band, which consists of Daniel Phillips, Pamela Parks, Jennifer Grota, Eric Leiberg, Jerry Stults, Lois Kurschner, Jon Sowl, Anika Enger and Jarrod Parks, will be in concert for Christmas at 6:30 pm on Nov.

  • Elves, Yuletide and the Hagen Family at TAP

    Coming in December at Third Avenue Playhouse is the StageKids production of The Elves and the Shoemaker. This play is an original adaptation of the classic story by the Brothers Grimm
, adapted and directed by Ryan Patrick Shaw.

  • Copper Box Returns to 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.

  • New Country Christmas Album

    Country singer/songwriter Jerry Kobishop of Sturgeon Bay has produced a special Country Christmas Album featuring the best of country Christmas music from national country music artists.

  • Gifts and Good Cheer

    Ellison Bay Arts welcomes everyone to the Holiday Open House Nov. 28 & 29, 10 am – 5 pm. Make the holidays special with handmade gifts, decor and good cheer in Ellison Bay.

  • Photography, Cravings and Stoneware

    Frykman Studio Gallery will host a holiday open house on Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 28 and 29, from 10 am – 5 pm. See Door County nature photography by Luke and Heather Frykman.

  • Signature Status

    Mac Schueppert, Sturgeon Bay artist, was recently awarded Signature Membership in the Pastel Society of America, the oldest pastel society in the United States.

  • One-of-a-Kind Gifts

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery will offer new work this weekend from wood artist Ed Brogan just in time for holiday shopping. This Wisconsin artist has a fresh line of his original functional and sculptural wood turned bowls.

  • Priced to Please

    One of the best opportunities for holiday gift shopping comes around again with the Friends of Door County Libraries Holiday Book Sale on Dec. 6 from 9 am to 1 pm.

  • Craft Your Story

    Write On, Door County will sponsor a workshop exploring how to write your family’s stories with author Genevieve Davis on Nov. 30, 11 am – 2 pm, in the Egg Harbor/Fish Creek area.

  • Historical Society Restoring the Bookmobile

    The Door County Bookmobile was a door to another world for Door County children and adults for generations. Now the Egg Harbor Historical Society (EHHS) is rescuing the bookmobile to breathe new life into this piece of local history as a vessel to help tell our community’s stories.

  • Strike Up the Band!

    When the Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade steps off for its 18th year of bringing the community together on Thursday, it will be to the beat of nearly two dozen band students from Gibraltar and Sevastopol high schools.

  • The Joy of Cooking Chemistry

    My mama, as her mama, had certain folk attachments when it came to cooking and kitchen sayings. Potatoes ought not be boiled in a copper pan. Cutting the throats of chickens as practiced by slaughterhouses, leaves an after-taste but chopping the heads off does not.

  • Creativity is Knocking Open the Door

    “Mylo, what kind of bowl should I make?” I asked my three-year-old son. “A round one,” my husband, Ryan, sarcastically replied. “I was thinking of doing a triangle with some cute saying inside.

  • Rock ‘n Bowl

    The snow and wind of early winter often brings with it a type of chilled-to-the-bone coldness that can only be remedied with a bowl of hot, homemade soup.

  • Christmas the Cowboy Way

    Door County is about to get a lesson in how to celebrate Christmas the cowboy way with the Thanksgiving weekend performance of American Western music and comedy from the group Riders In the Sky.

  • Copper Box Is Our Brave Combo

    If I remember correctly, the first time I did a story on the band Copper Box, they were playing a St. Patrick’s Day gig at a German restaurant, which makes perfect sense if you know this Fox Valley band’s penchant for eclecticism.

  • Family Crafts at Peninsula State Park

    Mother Nature (a.k.a. the park naturalist) will be at Peninsula State Park's nature center on November 29, hosting a holiday make-it, take-it workshop for families.

  • Embrace the Holidays

    Egg Harbor’s Holly Days Festival is a weekend full of old-fashioned holiday fun. The festival will be held Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 28 – 29. The event, full of family fun, kicks off the official Christmas season with festive, dazzling decorations and holiday activities for all ages.

  • Deck the Halls

    The turn from Thanksgiving to Christmas is a very noticeable one, with decorations taking a turn from natural tones of brown, green and orange to vibrant hues of green, red, silver and gold.

  • Good Tidings and Merriment

    Warm up your holiday spirit, tune up your caroling voice, bundle up the kids, and join the festivities at Sister Bay’s Capture the Spirit event, Nov. 28-30.

  • Delayed Opening for Northern Door YMCA Aquatic Center

    The Door County YMCA's Northern Door Program Center Aquatics Center will reopen Monday, Dec. 8 - not today as was originally scheduled. The Y apologizes for the delayed start up date, but the staff wants to ensure that all aspects of the Aquatics Center are 100% operational.

  • Open House to Meet, Greet and Eat

    The Town of Liberty Grove has been exploring the interest and need for a culinary center and shared-use food processing kitchen. A recent survey was conducted to assess the interest and need of the citizens of northern Door County for such a facility.