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Volume 21, Issue 01 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Fourteen Favorites from 2014

    1. The 2014 Door County Half Marathon, May 3, 2014, at Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek.

  • Forgotten Things You Discover When You Downsize

    As most of you know by now, I moved into an apartment in Sister Bay in June last year. This moved consumed more than five weeks of my life since it entailed relocating from a two-story house with a full basement, a detached two-car garage, and a chicken coop, into a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment.

  • January

    Some view January as a big downer, but it’s really a month filled with celebrations. Here are some days you might not know about.

  • Bird Tails

    A Saturday afternoon hike in early January to enjoy nature along one of those rare narrow, graveled roads near our home, bordered closely with trees and shrubs and not used frequently enough in winter to warrant snow plowing, turned up a sad discovery.

  • Fishing Through Ice: State sponsors free ice fishing weekend

    Whether you prefer a high-tech, low-tech or no-tech approach, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources can help you hook into some fun this ice fishing season.

  • Making Waves

    Making Waves DCY Featured Swimmers Two swimmers from Algoma earned recognition this week for exceptional meet performances and practice effort. Isabelle and William Haase attend St.

  • Treatment Trail Run to Return

    Plans are under way for Treatment Trail 2.0, a fundraising event for the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) and the Go Bo Foundation. It is a weeklong event, with organizers trying to get as many people as possible to join the 200-mile “trail” from CHW to Sister Bay.

  • Nelson Wins and Sets Record

    A record number of people played in this year’s Frostbite Open on New Year’s Day at Red Putter Miniature Golf in Ephraim. Congratulations go to this year’s Frostbite Open Champion Paul Nelson.

  • Triathlon Sells Out, Half Marathon Moves Closer

    The Half Iron triathlon fills in 24 hours, half marathon nears half-way mark.

  • Ski For Free at Crossroads

    Friends of Crossroads has teamed up with the Door County Silent Sports Alliance to provide all ages with an introduction to cross country skiing, easy access to free ski equipment, easy access to groomed trails and hands-on learning/training opportunities to promote a healthy lifelong dedication to an environmentally friendly winter outdoor recreation.

  • Monday Night Volleyball

    Standings As of Dec. 29 A League 1. Nicolet Beach Concessions 24-0 2. Music Masters DJs 19-5 3. Peninsula Pulse 17-10 4. Brick Lot #2 13-14 5. Dave Nieman 4-23 6.

  • High School Winter Athletics

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Jan. 9 @ Sturgeon Bay, 7:30 pm Jan. 13 @ Kewaunee, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Jan. 10 vs. Pulaski, 7:30 pm Jan. 13 @ Manitowoc Lutheran, 7:15 pm Jan.

  • A High-Performance Home

    Chris and Dave Kellems paid a $402.99 electric bill for the month of February 2014 for the less than 2,000-square-foot home Chris’ father first built as a three-season cottage and then a year-round home at 120 Alabama St.

  • Article posted Thursday, January 8, 2015 10:53am

    Pity the poor blobfish. It gets no respect. These 12-inch fish live at depths of 2,000-4,000 feet off the coasts of Australia and New Zealand. The fish survive at these depths because their body is a gelatinous mass having a density slightly less than water.

  • Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship

    Boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2015 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. It will be held this Saturday at St.

  • Southern Door Child Development Days

    Southern Door parents of children 2 to 4 years of age are invited to attend the district’s Child Development Days on Feb. 18 and 19 from 8 am-6 pm. This is a free community service offered on site at the elementary school to provide information and assessment on how children are developing.

  • Chronic Pain Management Presentation

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with an upcoming presentation on “Chronic Pain Management.

  • High School Home Construction Program Seeks New Project

    The Door Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership (DKBEP), coordinating organization of the DKBEP High School Home Construction Program, plans to return to Kewaunee County for the 2015/16 school year to build the program’s ninth home.

  • Annual Lumberjack Supper

    This year’s 80th Annual Lumberjack Supper will be held Jan. 28 from 4:30 to 7 pm at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church, 836 Michigan St. For the last 80 years the men of the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church have been hosting the Lumberjack Supper.

  • League of Women Voters Roundtable Discussion

    Join League of Women Voters of Door County members as they discuss important issues of the League at a “lively issues” roundtable discussion set for Jan.

  • English Language Learners Course

    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will offer a free, 12-week English Language Learners (ELLs) course on Mondays, 6 – 8 pm, Jan. 19 to April 6. Students who speak no or limited English will develop better English language proficiency through this course of English Language Learners (ELLs) classes.

  • Spaghetti Dinner with Gibraltar Boys Basketball

    The Gibraltar boys high school basketball team is hosting its third annual all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant in Sister Bay on Jan.

  • Wolves Back On Endangered List

    In response to a lawsuit brought against the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia has vacated a 2012 decision that delisted wolves as an endangered species.

  • How Does Your Garden Grow?

    Each year Door County Master Gardeners offer the public free garden-related educational programs presented at the Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Measuring Aerosols from Space

    Clouds can be observed from the International Space Station moving across Earth’s surface, as in the accompanying image of New Zealand taken by Expedition 42 Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti.

  • Our Representatives

    Representative Joel Kitchens Kitchens officially began his first term in the 102nd Wisconsin State Legislature on Jan. 5. Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) took the oath of office in a ceremony in the Assembly chambers Monday afternoon.

  • Municipal News

    City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Plan Commission will meet at 3 pm on Jan. 12 for a presentation on the Egg Harbor Road corridor planning and design.

  • Article posted Thursday, January 8, 2015 10:23am

    Bella fulfills the promise of her name with a beautiful buff coat and bright topaz eyes. She is less than one year old, probably born in April 2014. The Sturgeon Bay Police Department brought Bella to the shelter after she was spotted wandering along North Third Avenue across from Bay Shipyards.

  • Legislative Days Input Needed

    In anticipation of the seventh bi-annual Door Kewaunee Legislative Days to be held April 15-16, the Legislative Days Steering Committee is seeking suggestions for agenda items to take to Madison.

  • Coldwell Banker Recognizes Top Performers

    Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group recognizes its best performers. Scott Bader was once again named #1 Sales Associate for Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group’s Door County division.

  • Egg Harbor Aims to be More Pedestrian Friendly

    The village plan calls for wider sidewalks, redesigned parking, and possibly burying the power lines.

  • Bulletin

    WHAT HAPPENED • Steven Delarwelle was sworn in on Jan. 5 by Judge D. Todd Ehlers as the new Door County Sheriff. The ceremony was attended by his family, friends, citizens and members of the Sheriff’s Department.

  • Felted Wool Mittens at Jacksonport Craft Cottages

    Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts now features felted wool mittens by Marge. These mittens are made with recycled wool sweaters and are handcrafted. The wool is felted, the pattern cut out, and sweater pieces are mixed and matched to end up with one-of-a-kind mittens.

  • Ash Harvest On Hold at Door Bluff Headlands

    Door County’s Airport & Parks Committee changed course and will not harvest ash trees at Door Bluff Headlands County Park.

  • Grants Aid Aging Programs

    A Milwaukee philanthropic foundation has included three regional programs in a recent grant totaling $1,082,214 to fund various Alzheimer’s and aging efforts throughout Wisconsin.

  • Non-profit Leadership Education Series

    “Lean Six Sigma: Non-Profit Leadership in the Trenches” is the topic for the latest in the free nonprofit education series sponsored by the Door County Community Foundation, the Raibrook Foundation, and the United Way of Door County.

  • Glas Teams up with United Way

    In January, Glas, located in the Cellcom building, Sturgeon Bay, is partnering with United Way of Door County. For every cup of tea sold during January, 10 percent will be donated to United Way of Door County.

  • Maxwelton Braes Golf Course Sells for $675,000

    Five years after foreclosure forced Maxwelton Braes Golf Course has been sold to Breslin Golf, LLC, for $675,000.

  • Life Notes

    BIRTH Nick and Beth Legler, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a son born on Dec. 29, 2014, at Ministry Door County Medical Center. Maternal grandparents are Al and Kay Monaco, Altoona, Wis. Paternal grandparents are David and Gayle Legler, Seymour, Wis. PASSINGS Martin “Marty” A. Manson Aug. 18, 1952 – Jan. 3, 2015 Martin […]


    A group of brave individuals make their way out of the icy waters of Lake Michigan during the 2015 Jacksonport Polar Bear Plunge on Jan. 1. Photo by Len Villano.

  • A Truly Luscious Beer

    An adult comic book woman in a pointy dominatrix uniform and an extremely awkward pose squishes a giant raspberry in one hand while the words “Big Lushious” written in chocolate on her back melt.

  • Article posted Wednesday, January 7, 2015 3:02pm

    In 1876, a coach helped produce the first rules for American football (including the introduction of line scrimmages and the system of downs).

  • 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 Wednesday, January 7, 2015 2:56pm

    Dear Mary Pat, We’re only a week into the New Year and I already feel like I’m failing all my resolutions. I want to lose 18 pounds, go to the gym every day, organize my closets, clean out the garage, start reading more (less TV), de-clutter my office, and get a jump on tax prep.

  • Audition for Upcoming Rogue Productions

    Rogue Theater co-artistic directors Stuart Champeau and Lola DeVillers have been preparing for its spring and summer productions. Upcoming shows include comedy, improvisation, drama, and murder mystery.

  • Art for Health Workshops to Begin

    Ministry Door County Medical Center’s (MDCMC) Art for Health free workshops for children will begin at the end of January. The workshops focus on music and art using performance, demonstrations and other activities with local visual and performing artists as facilitators.

  • Audition for “Our Town”

    Auditions will be held for the StageKids production of Our Town by Thornton Wilder and directed by Robert Boles. Auditions will be held Jan. 16 at 5 pm and Jan.

  • Hans Christian Begins Coffeehouse Concert Series

    On Jan. 17 at 7 pm, Door Community Auditorium kicks off its 2015 Coffeehouse Concert series with a concert by nationally touring cellist and multi-instrumentalist Hans Christian.

  • Winter Concert Series Continues with Jake Armerding

    Singer-songwriter and violinist Jake Armerding returns to the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek with the Aeromatics for a performance on Jan. 21 at 8 pm. The Boston Globe calls singer-songwriter Jake Armerding, “the most gifted and promising songwriter to emerge from the Boston folk scene in years.

  • Dan Navarro at Lost Moth Gallery

    Dan Navarro will play at Lost Moth Gallery on Feb. 7 at 7 pm. For more than 30 years, Dan Navarro has written, sung, played and acted his way through a rich and varied career.

  • Eco-Friendly Activities at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek will host a series of events to promote its mission of eco-friendly activities. Guest speaker Zori Zawojski of Sunnypoint Gardens will give a lecture discussing what’s new and exciting for home gardeners in the coming year.

  • Packer Film and ISIS Lecture at DCA

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) kicks off its popular winter event series Jan. 16 and 17 with a showing of the Packer fan film Extreme, Loyal, Victorious and a lecture about the threat of ISIS.

  • Plein Painters

    “En plein air” is a French expression that means “in the open air,” and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. Bay Art Gallery had the pleasure of having five of its artists in the 2014 Door County Plein Air Festival: Debra Joy Groesser, Jason Prigge, Jason Sacran, John P.

  • Island Showcase

    The Washington Island Art Association (WIAA) is showcasing its members’ work in the UU Gallery for the months of January and February. Participating artists include Bob Anderson, Bruce Boeck, Julia Bresnahan, Jeanne Cauldwell, Karen DeNoto, Gary Hanks, Irene Hoeff Kuiper, Steve Lynch, Cathy Meader, Gretchen Misselt, Jane Miller, Betty Proper, Kathy Sorensen, Martha Wagner, Joel Wish, Pat Wright, Judy Yamamoto, and Margaret Young.

  • The Poet’s Experience

    On Jan. 14 at 7 pm, David Clowers will be the featured reader for the monthly Dickinson Poetry Series. After receiving his BA in English and History from Kalamazoo College, and an MA in English from the University of Michigan, Clowers taught British and American literature at Drake University for three years.

  • Hilarity and Great Music Ensues

    In high school, Frank Hermans was a friend of the youngest of the Pancratz brothers from Dykesville. There were nine of the boys, and their buddies had long since given up on trying to keep their names straight.

  • This Is Gary McFarland

    After a brief, silent, written word introduction, the sound of a needle dropping onto a record is heard, and This Is Gary McFarland begins. That is a fitting introduction for all the Gary McFarland fans who previously only knew the vibraphonist/composer/arranger through the records he produced in an all-too brief career that ended in his mysterious death at the age of 38.

  • “Windigo Island”

    By William Kent Krueger, 339 pages, Atria Books (Simon & Schuster), 2014. Few discoveries delight this reader more than learning at the close of a good novel that the author has published several books, each one in a sense serving as a chapter of a larger work.

  • Aircraft Carriers and Submarines

    The Door County Maritime Museum’s popular Maritime Speaker Series continues Thursday, Jan. 8, with a program presented by Rick O’Farrell, the museum’s new executive director.

  • A High-Performance Home

    Chris and Dave Kellems paid a $402.99 electric bill for the month of February 2014 for the less than 2,000-square-foot home Chris’ father first built as a three-season cottage and then a year-round home at 120 Alabama St.