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Volume 20, Issue 51 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Life Notes

    BIRTH Andrea Zunker and Caleb Smith, Algoma, are the parents of a daughter born on Dec. 15, 2014, at Ministry Door County Medical Center. Maternal grandparent is Maria Lawson, Algoma. Paternal grandparent is Shireen Dachelet, Algoma. PASSINGS Norman Edward “Rusty” Lardinois Oct. 20, 1927 – Dec. 21, 2014 Norman Edward “Rusty” Lardinois, 87, of Sturgeon […]

  • Christmas Eve Service at Door of Life

    Door of Life Christian Church, 2731 Hwy 42 in Sister Bay, will hold its Christmas Eve Service at 5 pm on Dec. 24, with Pastor Ed House presiding. The public is cordially invited to join in celebrating the birth of the Christ Child.

  • Door to Door Rides Changes for 2015

    Door 2 Door Rides, Door County’s shared ride taxi and connector service, announced changes to their service areas, hours and rates – plus the addition of a new six-passenger vehicle – beginning Jan.

  • Boys and Girls Club Visits Bargains Unlimited

    Children, ages six to 17, spent the afternoon on Dec. 14 holiday shopping for family members at Bargains Unlimited in Sister Bay. This event was part of the “Reason for the Season” partnership between Bargains Unlimited and the Boys and Girls Club of Door County.

  • Make a Resolution to Donate Blood

    The American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2015, beginning with National Blood Donor Month in January.

  • Chili Cook-Off in Sturgeon Bay

    Mark your calendar for the 6th annual Sturgeon Bay High School Booster Club’s chili cook-off on Jan. 23 at 5:30 pm. Bring family and friends to taste chili from area restaurants and vote for your favorite in the Sturgeon Bay Middle School Cafeteria.

  • Instructor Positions Open at EYC

    The Ephraim Yacht Club (EYC) is now in the process of accepting applications for senior and junior instructor positions for the summer of 2015. If you wish to be considered, please submit a request, along with your resume, to Commodore Jack O’Rourke at [email protected]

  • Article posted Monday, December 22, 2014 4:38pm

    For the first seven years of their lives, these two brothers knew only love and cosseting from their owner. Then, due to failing health, that individual entered a nursing home, and the two cats were surrendered to the shelter just before Thanksgiving.

  • Door County Reads 2015

    Once again, many of our local residents will gather together to read, discuss and celebrate the same book. Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger, is one of those very rare books that readers wish would never end.

  • High, Lonesome Harmonies

    Now that the hustle and bustle of Christmas has come and gone, relax to the tunes of The Lowest Pair duo Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee at Door County Brewing Company in Baileys Harbor on Saturday, Dec.

  • Home for the Holidays

    American Folklore Theatre (AFT) has announced the line-up for its annual holiday concert show at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall. Now in its eighth incarnation, “Home for the Holidays with AFT” will feature two well-known wedded duos.

  • Article posted Monday, December 22, 2014 12:54pm

    Dear Mary Pat, I get so many Christmas cards this time of year and I never send any out in return. Is this okay, or is it really rude to not reciprocate? No Glad Tidings Ephraim, WI Dear No Glad Tidings, There is no rule that says that you need to send Christmas cards every year.

  • Happy Anniversary!

    December 2014 is a big month as far as classic holiday movies go – in the past three weeks alone, four longtime favorites marked some pretty major milestones in longevity.

  • Register for Tri

    Registration for the July 18-19, 2015, Door County Triathlon will open at 12:01 am on New Year’s Day. The two-day event will once again feature a Sprint race on Saturday and a Half Iron race on Sunday.

  • Back to the Pond

    Baileys Harbor will take hockey back to the pond again when the second annual Door County Pond Hockey Tournament takes place on Kangaroo Lake Feb. 7, 2015.

  • New Year, New You

    Each year, millions of Americans make a resolution to get fit on Jan. 1, but three months later, 80 percent of those folks will no longer be walking through the gym door.

  • High School Winter Athletics

    Varsity sports schedules

  • Monday Night Volleyball

    Standings and schedule.

  • By the Numbers Icon

    By the Numbers: A Future without Drivers

    5.5 million Number of motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. in 2009, involving 9.5 million vehicles 33,808 Number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents 240,000 Number of people hospitalized due to motor vehicle accidents $450 billion Estimated costs associated with motor vehicle accidents (medical costs, property damage, lost productivity, legal costs, travel delays, pain […]

  • Nectar of the Gods in a Can

    Old Chub Scotch Ale is a delicious beer. Old Chub Nitro Scotch Ale in the widgeted tallboy can is transformative, so creamy, smooth and very deep with sweet, dark malty flavors that the first sip took my breath away.


    Dempsey Kelnhofer thoroughly enjoyed a gingerbread cookie after he performed Christmas songs with his fellow three-year-olds at Peninsula Preschool on Dec.

  • Congratulations to Angie Fischer of Brew Coffeehouse in Ellison Bay!

    Angie Fischer enjoys her barista gig and its nice view At the quaint coffeehouse known as Brew Near the top of the peninsula in Ellison Bay Where she has worked twice a week since May.

  • Article posted Sunday, December 21, 2014 11:28pm

    Dear Mary Pat, I've got an acquaintance who has, in her mind, turned into my best friend. Once she was someone I would see out casually, now she's like a flea a dog can't shake.

  • 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?

  • Article posted Sunday, December 21, 2014 11:18pm

    This week’s question: In A Christmas Carol, what is the name of Scrooge’s dead business partner? Answer: In next week’s issue. Last week’s question: Look closely … where is this located?? Answer: Stella Maris Catholic Parish in Egg Harbor

  • Fascinating Impaler

    During the early 1960s my intense interest in birds grew to the point that I finally qualified and received my federal bird-banding permit and, during the next 20-some years, I handled and banded quite a few thousand birds, all small songbirds.

  • Water Street Hot Shots at Wickman House

    Old-time blues band Michael Lee Ammons and the Water Street Hot Shots will perform at Wickman House in Ellison Bay on Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve, from 9 pm until midnight.

  • Pinkliee! Signing

    Mary Ellen Sisulak will sign her new children’s picture book, Pinkliee!, on Dec. 28 from 12-4 pm at Base Camp Coffee in Sister Bay. Here is what Mary Ellen says about the experience of writing and illustrating Pinklieee!: “In March on my birthday, I received my best gift ever.

  • Start the New Year at Newport

    If getting more exercise is one of your 2015 resolutions, then join others for a New Year’s Day hike at Newport State Park. Hikers will meet at lot #1 at 10 am and plan to hike a distance of about two miles.

  • Organic Assistance Available

    Wisconsin is a national leader in both local food systems and organic food production. Studies show that consumer demand for these products is growing, and consumers in mainstream markets are demanding these products at an unprecedented rate.

  • Water Buffalo Cheddar Now Available

    For those who need a conversation starter and a great cheese, Wisconsin Cheese Masters is featuring Water Buffalo Cheddar at the store in Egg Harbor. This is a very limited engagement.

  • Lautenbach’s Orchard Ready to Expand

    Lautenbach’s Orchard Country broke ground last month on an expansion project that includes additional retail and storage areas, as well as an indoor space for annual events and live music.

  • Olde Opera House is Now Benny D’z

    Sturgeon Bay’s Olde Opera House, located at 23 W. Oak St., was recently renovated by Annette and Ron Hall and sold to Benjamin Dowland. The building, the former Andre’s Supper Club, has been operated over the years as a restaurant/banquet business.

  • MDCMC Recognized by AHA

    The American Hospital Association recognized Ministry Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay through its various stages of development with a plaque for 75 years of continuous AHA membership.

  • Linden Centre Wins Prestigious ACE

    The Linden Centre was selected as one of the nine finalists for the prestigious U.S. Secretary of State’s 2014 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE). The ACE was first started in 1999 to commend US-owned businesses that play pivotal roles around the world as good corporate citizens.

  • Get Ready for the Plunge

    The Jacksonport Polar Bear Club is preparing to take their annual plunge into Lake Michigan for the 29th time at 12 pm on Jan. 1, 2015. For the past 28 years the Jacksonport Polar Bear Club has celebrated the New Year by going for an icy dip into Lake Michigan at Lakeside Park in Jacksonport along Door County Wisconsin’s eastern coast.

  • Ski for Free at Crossroads

    The Crossroads at Big Creek and Door County Silent Sports Alliance partnership has expanded the “ski-for-free” program at Crossroads. As their holiday gift to visitors, Crossroads will loan skis and snowshoes free of charge every afternoon from Dec.

  • Become a Master Naturalist

    In 2015, The Clearing, Whitefish Dunes State Park, and the University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Wisconsin Master Naturalist (WIMN) Program are partnering to offer the Wisconsin Master Naturalist curriculum, which focuses on Wisconsin’s ecology – the geology of the land, the organisms and natural communities found throughout the state, and the ways in which humans and the environment affect each other.

  • Holiday Activities at Pen Park

    Visit Peninsula State Park the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day for a variety of activities to enjoy. The following programs are free and open to the public, but a state park vehicle sticker is required.

  • New Prettywar Designs

    Sturgeon Bay’s Greco Gallery is featuring new accessories from Prettywar, a line inspired by interesting juxtapositions. Local artist Melissa Clark combines disparate elements to create unique statement jewelry, and loves to take old, neglected, maybe even broken pieces of jewelry and give it a new life.

  • Woods & Diamonds

    A new batch of work from wood turner Steve Taylor has just arrived at Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery. In this latest batch of work you will find his signature intricate piecing in both exotic and found hardwoods worked into decorative plates, vases, and bowls.

  • Call for Art

    Attention Door County artists: Dancin’ on the Door is looking for winter-themed 2D artwork for its small art wall. Looking for one piece per artist no larger than 28”x28”.

  • Winter Classes at The Clearing

    Stay active and social this winter by learning something new at one of The Clearing Folk School’s winter classes. Join friends and neighbors snowshoeing, painting, woodturning, wine and ale tasting, working with fabric and fibers, or discussing literature and other intriguing subjects.

  • “Around the Corner” Premiere at TAP

    Third Avenue Playhouse and Wisconsin Public Television invite the community to a free premiere of the new Sturgeon Bay episode of the public television program, Around the Corner with John McGivern.

  • “Yuletide Tales” at TAP

    From Dec. 19 – 28, Stage Door Theatre Company will present “Yuletide Tales,” an informal readers theater performance including material both familiar and obscure, dating from the 16th century up to 1905.

  • The Mask of Christmas

    Modern children have it easy at Christmas. The modern version of Santa arrives as that jolly old soul, cherry cheeks, robust laugh, nothing sinister or hungry.

  • Island-Style Music & Merriment

    The Hagen family will once again delight audiences at Third Avenue Playhouse this weekend with their beloved annual holiday concert, Hagen Family Christmas.