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Volume 21, Issue 08 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Helicopter Petition Received Strong Support

    A petition to prevent helicopter tours in Door County gained 371 signatures in light of the helicopter tours out of the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport proposed last November.

  • DNR Board Changes Opposed

    Among the non-fiscal, policy-changing items inserted into Gov. Walker’s proposed 2015-17 state budget is one that has raised the ire of sportsmen and conservationists of every political stripe.

  • Cherry School Option On Hold

    At its Feb. 24 meeting, the Door County Board of Supervisors postponed until March a decision to exercise its option to purchase the Cherry School property.

  • Bulletin

    WHAT HAPPENED   • Attorneys Jim Smith, Randy Nesbitt and the Pinkert Law Firm have voluntarily dismissed their lawsuit for defamation against Carri Andersson.

  • Turkey Hunter Education Program

    A unique hunter education program will take place on March 28 for first-time turkey hunters. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the recently started local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Door County Fish Farm & Game Club, the daylong turkey hunting seminar pairs first-time hunters with experienced mentors.

  • DCY Featured Swimmers

    Featured Swimmers: Our stars for this week come from the 8-under age group: Addison Schauske and Sylvia Townsend. These swimmers had exceptional meets at the Wausau Invitational over the weekend.

  • Major League Night at Miller Park

    The Milwaukee Brewers will celebrate the 1989 movie Major League on July 21 with Major League Night at Miller Park when the Brewers host the Cleveland Indians.

  • High School Sports Schedule

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball March 3 @ Reedsville, 7 pm March 6 Varsity Regional #2, TBA Girls Basketball Feb. 27 Varsity Regional #2, TBA SEVASTOPOL Boys Basketball March 3 @ Gresham, 7 pm

  • Destroyers Announce Home Schedule

    The Door County Destroyers have released their 2015 home game schedule as new members in the northern conference of the Mid-States Football League. All home games are played at the Baileys Harbor Rec Park.

  • Black-Capped Chickadee

    Have you ever seen what you thought to be a sad Chickadee? I can’t think of a better question to ask myself whenever I come down with a case of the February blahs.

  • Warranty Cards, Instruction Books and Intelligent Life in the Universe

    With the beginning of March, we all begin to see the end of winter. Suddenly, the onset of spring seems real and we become eager for the days to warm and the snow to melt.

  • Lobby Spending Down

    The numbers are in, let the crunching begin. State political candidates and lobby groups recently filed disclosure reports with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.

  • By the Numbers: Invasive Species

    In recognition of National Invasive Species Awareness Week (Feb. 22-28), we present a look at some invasive species facts. 10 The top 10 reported invasive species in Wisconsin are: European swamp thistle, Reed canarygrass, Glossy buckthorn, Common buckthorn, Bull thistle, Garlic mustard, Bush honeysuckle, Japanese knotweed, Lesser burdock, Common mullein.

  • Article posted Thursday, February 26, 2015 11:49am

    In addition to the loss of Diporeia, a major food source for fish in Lake Michigan, there are other challenges to the Great Lakes ecosystem, including the arrival of zebra mussels in 1980 and quagga mussels in the 1990s.

  • Funds Available to Enhance Wildlife Habitat

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $20 million is being made available to improve wildlife habitat and enhance public access for recreational opportunities on privately held and operated farm, ranch and forest lands.

  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Open House

    The Climate Change Coalition of Door County is hosting the third in a series of four in-construction open houses on Feb. 28, from 10 am-2 pm at 120 Alabama St.

  • Invasive Species Network Enrollment

    The Wisconsin First Detector Network is now enrolling for 2015. Invasive species are expanding throughout the state of Wisconsin each year. While these species are often overlooked, they are impacting our state’s economy, environment and even human health.

  • Door County Visitor Bureau Certified Green

    The Wisconsin Department of Tourism welcomes the Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) as a certified member of its Travel Green Wisconsin program. With a longstanding conservation legacy, this program furthers Wisconsin’s commitment to sustainability.

  • Lottery to Learn about Your Land

    Ever wonder what plants or animals call your land home? People who want to learn more about their land can enter a lottery to win a free customized report to discover if unique plants, animals, soils and geology are potentially on their property based on what's been found on nearby public lands.

  • Program to Help Businesses Save Energy

    Businesses have an opportunity to save energy and reduce operating costs by participating in Focus on Energy’s Business Incentive Program (BIP) and Renewable Energy Competitive Incentive Program (RECIP).

  • Bjorklunden Screens “The Economics of Happiness”

    The Climate Change Coalition of Door County will screen The Economics of Happiness, an acclaimed film about the costs of globalization and efforts to reverse it, at 7 pm Wednesday, March 4, at Bjorklunden, Baileys Harbor.

  • Local Producers Guide 2015

    Do you grow vegetables or create products right here in Door County with local resources? Then you should be in our 2015 Local Producers guide, part of our annual Sustainability Issue.

  • DNR Releases 2,200 Historic Images

    Looking at the first group of 500 historic Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources photos that were recently posted online, the first line from L.P.

  • Life Notes

    BIRTHS Shawn and Jayne McCambridge, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a daughter born on Feb. 20, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Barker YMCA Center Awarded 5-Star Rating

    The Barker YMCA Child Development Center was again awarded the YoungStar 5 Star rating by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. YoungStar is a program of the Department of Children and Families created to improve the quality of child care for Wisconsin children.

  • Barry Mellen Selected to Advanced Placement Reading

    Barry Mellen of Sturgeon Bay High School has been selected to participate in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board’s Advanced Placement U.

  • St. John Bosco Gala of Giving

    St. John Bosco Catholic School invites the public to the St. John Bosco Gala of Giving on March 7 at the St. John Bosco Gym. The Gala of Giving is an evening of great food, fun, raffles, and live and silent auctions.

  • Art Therapist at Nelson Healing Center

    Guests are invited to join with Art Therapist Audrey Chowdhury to explore your inner realms of consciousness on Feb. 28 from 10 am to 3 pm. at the next SoulCollage workshop.

  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade Applications

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center is accepting applications for the 17th annual Sturgeon Bay St. Patrick’s Day Parade taking place Saturday, March 14. Prizes will be awarded for the Best Irish Entry, Best Tavern/Bar Entry, Best Retail Entry and Best Nonprofit Entry.

  • Altrusa Welcomes Nine New Members

    Altrusa International of Door County celebrated nine new members at the general meeting held on Feb. 17. The ladies inducted into the club are from the back, from left: Sharon Brecklin, Pat Eggers, Maureen Fear, Jillian Feit, Dawn Staudemeir, Mary Fasciaotti, Christiana Blanik, Lisa Kiessel and Carrie Tjernagel.

  • Sunrise School Volunteers at YMCA

    The Sunrise School Volunteer Center of Door County Ambassadors spent a few hours donating their time at the YMCA on Feb. 18. Teachers pick the Ambassadors who exemplify outstanding good citizens, showing respect, responsibility and good sportsmanship, much like the YMCA's core values.

  • Maritime Museum Accepting Dog Photos

    Attention dog owners! The Door County Maritime Museum invites you to send a photograph of your favorite dog enjoying life in or on the water. They will include submitted photos in a photo album that will be on display in their Sea Dogs exhibit opening May 16, 2015, and on their Facebook site.

  • Washington Island Health Program Receives Grant

    The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded Washington Island Community Health Program, Inc. (WICHP) a Sustainability Grant from the Health & Human Needs Fund.

  • Southern Door Names Two Top Students

    Southern Door High School has announced Raven Brenneke as the valedictorian of Southern Door High School’s 2015 graduating class. She is the daughter of Aaron and Julie Brenneke.

  • Gibraltar High School Honored Graduates

    Makenna Ash has been named the Valedictorian for the 2014-2015 school year at Gibraltar High School, and Mikayla Kifer has been declared the Salutatorian.

  • Article posted Thursday, February 26, 2015 11:07am

    Amy Farrah adores attention. When visitors come into her colony #5 home, Amy Farrah jumps down from her perch to give gentle head bumps. Her purr of delight is decibels louder than some of her fellow colony cats.

  • Interior Designer Speaks at Designworks

    Don’t know where to begin with your remodel? Join interior designer Amy Gulseth on Thursday, March 5, for breakfast at Designworks and she will share with you her tricks of the trade.

  • Wisconsin Agricultural Numbers in 2014

    Wisconsin’s agricultural exports rose by 13.6 percent in 2014 to a record $3.7 billion. The state’s increase was nearly three times greater than the growth rate for total U.

  • Brown County Showcase of New Homes

    Meet area home building experts at the Brown County Home Builders Association’s 2015 Spring Showcase of New Homes, March 7-8 and 12-15. Saturday and Sunday hours are 10 am to 5 pm.

  • Nominations for Wisconsin Organic Advisory Council

    The Wisconsin Organic Advisory Council has four openings for individuals interested in shaping the future of organic farming in Wisconsin. Nominations are being accepted until March 27.

  • Jon Blahnik Named to 2015 Leaders Council

    Jon A. Blahnik, president of Blahnik Investment Group Inc., an independent firm located in Sturgeon Bay, was recently named a member of the 2015 Leaders Council.

  • Peninsula Building Systems Wins Award

    Peninsula Building Systems (PBS) of Sturgeon Bay was awarded Building of the Year in the Commercial Building less than 5,000 sq. ft. category. With 300 people in attendance at the Wick Buildings National Sales Meeting held at Chula Vista Resort and Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells, PBS received the distinguished award for the design and construction of the U.

  • Rotary Club Ethics in Business Award Luncheon

    On March 19, from a group of 16 nominees, the winners of the “Ethics in Business” Awards will be announced and the public is invited to attend the celebration luncheon.

  • Legal Aid Society Launches Website

    The Legal Aid Society of Door County, Inc. has launched a new website at The organization invites guests to visit the website and Amélia Canilho is available for more information at 920.

  • Job Fair in Sturgeon Bay

    Sonny’s Pizzeria and Holey Cow is holding a job fair event from 8 am to 4 pm on March 2 at the Door County Job Center in the Cherry Point Mall, 1300 Egg Harbor Road, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Door County Buy Local Mixer

    Door County Buy Local is holding their next business networking mixer on Wednesday, March 4, 5:30-7 pm at Portside Builders, 810 South Lansing Ave., Sturgeon Bay.

  • Article posted Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:55am

    This week’s question:  Look closely … where is this located?? Answer:  In next week’s issue   This

  • Article posted Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:55am

    Congratulations to Judy Stelter, of Book World in Sturgeon Bay!   There is a place called Book World on Third Avenue in Sturgeon Bay, For lovers of good reads, children’s toys and games.

  • Overheard/Shout Out

    OVERHEARD 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?   “I need a Harley ride or something to punch!”   “Too much wine – I almost fell asleep in the bathtub.

  • Article posted Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:52am

    Dear Mary Pat, I go to get coffee before work every morning and while I love the place itself, the woman who waits on me is so rude. I asked her a question about how a cappuccino was made and she was smug and condescending.


    Cari Cotts, 16, of LaGrange, Illinois, leans up against the Ice Shoves at Sand Bay earlier this month.

  • Ssssh, Don’t Tell Anyone About This Beer

    Nothing looked appealing as I pawed through the beer fridge on a numbingly cold night – something about the humidity and biting wind had chilled me to the bone, and none of the beers called to me.

  • Last Performance of Feb Fest

    The 2015 February Fest concludes on Feb. 28 when Peninsula Music Festival concertmaster Igor Yuzefovich returns to Door County for a recital. Pianist Boris Slutsky will join him.

  • Rogue Theater’s “Trouble at the Tropicabana”

    The Rogue Theater Group will present a dinner mystery theater production of Trouble at the Tropicabana at the Inn at Cedar Crossing on March 12. Join the group at 6 pm to meet the players.

  • Rogue Theater’s “Golden Age of Comedy”

    Rogue Theater will bring you the second edition of “The Golden Age of Comedy” with all new classic comedy sketches from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Syd Caesar, Imogine Coca, Lucille Ball, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, Carol Burnett, Archie Campbell, Martin and Lewis, George and Gracie, and so many other television comedy greats will come to life on stage at two great venues.

  • “Guys on Ice” Television Premiere

    Northern Sky Theater, the new name of American Folklore Theatre, has officially announced the airdate for their television debut of Guys On Ice. The program premieres March 4 at 7 pm on Wisconsin Public Television's (WPT) statewide network.

  • Beethoven’s Sonatas at Bjِrklunden

    Lawrence University's Bjِrklunden will host a concert on March 8 at 1:30 pm. Hear the music of Beethoven for cello and piano. The Lawrence University Cello Studio and their colleagues in the piano department will present Beethoven's complete sonatas for Cello and Piano on the Appleton campus on March 11.

  • Frozen Winter Carnival at Crossroads

    On Feb. 28 from 4 - 7 pm, Crossroads at Big Creek will host the Frozen Winter Carnival to benefit the annual campaign of the Door County YMCA. This family themed winter event will feature many favorite Frozen characters and fun events.

  • Snowshoeing at Whitefish Dunes State Park

    The public will have a number of opportunities to learn to snowshoe or to participate in snowshoe hikes each weekend through February and early March at Whitefish Dunes State Park.

  • Birdhouse Workshop at the Ridges

    There is an upcoming snowshoe hike and bluebird house-building workshop at The Ridges. Join a Ridges naturalist for an evening snowshoe hike on March 5 at 6:30 pm and experience the trails by headlamp and flashlight.

  • Peter Mulvey Live in Algoma

    On Feb. 27 at 7 pm national touring artist Peter Mulvey will take the stage at Café Tlazo located at 607 4th Street in Algoma. The Good Stuff, Peter Mulvey’s 15th record, is a collection of standards which promptly rejects the accepted definition of “standard” in favor of a more vivid, open approach.

  • Rotary Club Trivia Night

    Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary Club presents the “12th Annual Trivia Night” on March 21. There will be 10 categories with 100 questions. Registration begins at 6:30 pm and the event starts at 7 pm at the JayCee Clubhouse in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Film Screening of “Switch” at Greens N’ Grains

    Filmed in 11 countries and exploring nine key energy resources, from coal to solar, oil to biofuels, Switch takes viewers on an exciting world tour of the energy frontier.

  • Cribbage Tournament at Door County Brewing Co.

    Door County Brewing Co. announced the first annual Door County Brewing Co. Cribbage Tournament on March 14 from 1-6 pm. Gathering for great beer and card games has been a tradition since before our grandfathers’ time.

  • Weekend Events at Door Community Auditorium

    There are a series of events at the Door Community Auditorium including a movie screening, lecture and concert. On Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m., DCA will present the world premiere screening of the Door County sci-fi adventure The Emissary.

  • Lectures at Crossroads

    Two educational programs will take place at Crossroads on March 3, both at 7 pm. The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society will hold its March meeting in the Stonecipher Astronomy Center.

  • The Clearing’s Student Exhibit

    The Clearing’s Winter Program Annual Student Exhibit will take place Feb. 28 and March 1 from 10 am to 4 pm at The Clearing’s Jens Jensen Visitor Center located at 12171 Garrett Bay Road in Ellison Bay.

  • Patricia Skalka Lectures on Transition to Fiction

    Write On, Door County presents author Patricia Skalka talking about her transition from a nonfiction writer for magazines to a bestselling mystery writer.

  • Roberta L. Raymond Releases Children’s Book

    Author and illustrator Roberta L. Raymond creates three charming characters in words and watercolor illustrations that will capture the interest of young readers.

  • Baileys Harbor Photographer Elected to Board

    Baileys Harbor photographer Jennifer Ricci was elected to a second year on the board of Antique & Amusement Photographers International. Elections were held during the association’s 2015 Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on Jan.

  • Unitarian Universalist Photography Exhibit

    The next exhibit in the UU Gallery features landscape photography by Laszlo A. Szakala from March 1 through April 28. Born in Budapest, Hungary, Laszlo came to the United States in 1991.

  • Arlene Stanger Photo in National Camera Show

    Arlene Stanger’s image “Snow Fence” was recently juried into the 8th Annual Juried Plastic Camera Show. The exhibit will run from March 11 to May 3 at the Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco.

  • Knit Boot Toppers at Greco Gallery

    Sturgeon Bay's Greco Gallery has new cold-weather accessories from Helen Bacon of Helen's Botanicals. Bacon is a local artist and gardener who hand-dyes silk accessories with botanicals that she grows and collects herself.

  • Fish Creek Sculptor in National Exhibits

    Deborah Dendler, sculptor and resident of Fish Creek, is exhibiting a sculpture in the Cape Cod Art Association Exhibition "A Breath of Spring." The national juried exhibition runs from Feb.

  • Bay Art Gallery Features Wilson’s Portraits

    Bay Art Gallery will feature new pieces depicting Wilson's Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor. This classic Door County landmark that has been uniquely captured by Jason Sacran and Jason Prigge.

  • Spring songbird primer

    During a recent Saturday, Peninsula State Park naturalist Kathleen Harris presented what might be the most uplifting program to come across on a cold February afternoon: a spring bird song primer.

  • Bringing New Orleans Sound to Door County

    On March 6, Door County Brewing Company will play host to the Shotgun Jazz Band, a five-piece traditional New Orleans jazz band that finds its inspiration in some of the most well known “Revivalist” players of the 20th Century.

  • Peninsula Players presents reading of ‘Chapatti’

    On March 2, Peninsula Players Theatre will present a reading of Chapatti, a funny and gentle play centered on two animal lovers who meet in an unexpected way and rediscover the preciousness of human companionship.

  • Words On Fire

    Spoken words and music will feed off one another during the second annual “Words On Fire” musician and poet performance at Door Community Auditorium (DCA) on Saturday, Feb.

  • Tales Of Their Lives

    After a successful inaugural event in 2014, the Women’s Fund of Door County will once again bring the powerful real-life stories of local residents to the stage with “Tales Of Our Lives – A Story Slam: Empowerment Through Performance” on March 5.

  • Questions & Artists: Kevin and Wanda Macpherson

    This is part two of my interview with Kevin and Wanda Macpherson. For examples of their current work, go to or

  • What To Do In Door County This Weekend: Feb. 27 – March 1

    From live animals to a world premiere, Door County communities have plenty for you to do this coming weekend. Here are our top picks: Friday "My Life Is A Zoo": Meet Bud & Carrie DeYoung and their array of zoo animals at Southern Door Community Auditorium for a fun, educational outreach program.

  • Door Concerts Series Features Harpist

    Classically trained harpist Tammy Naze will be performing some of her favorite pieces on a collection of harps as part of the Door Concerts Series on Feb.

  • Feb Fest Continues with Peninsula Music Festival

    The 2015 February Fest continues on Feb. 21 with Peninsula Music Festival violist Thomas Kluge and pianist Judith Jackson. The concert will take place at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church at 2 pm.

  • Sturgeon Bay Band POPS Concert

    The Sturgeon Bay Band will present their annual POPS concert at the Sturgeon Bay High School Gym on Feb. 21 at 4 pm. The concert will feature classic rock music from 1950 to today played by bands from 6th grade through high school including the high school concert band and wind ensemble.

  • Peninsula Players Presents Play Readings

    Peninsula Players Theatre presented a reading of Go Back for Murder by Agatha Christie, a thrilling whodunit from the Queen of Crime, at Björklunden on Feb.

  • Registration Open for Crossroads Trail Run/Walk

    Registration is now open for the 6th annual Crossroads Trail Run/Walk 2k, 5k, 10k event held on June 20. The trail run takes place on a 150 acre preserve at Crossroads at Big Creek Environmental Learning Preserve in Sturgeon Bay, 2041 Michigan St.

  • Snowshoeing at Whitefish Dunes

    The public will have a number of opportunities to learn to snowshoe or to participate in snowshoe hikes each weekend through February and early March at Whitefish Dunes State Park.

  • Tommy Burroughs at Lost Moth Gallery

    Lost Moth Gallery will host musician Tommy Burroughs on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 7pm. Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, Burrough’s music is well known in Door County.

  • Door County Pickers at the Door Community Auditorium

    On Feb. 21 at 7 pm, Door Community Auditorium will present a first-of-its-kind coffeehouse concert by the Door County Pickers. This evening of music will feature some of Door County’s most skilled and entertaining guitarists and singers, emceed by Elliot Goettelman of The Bent Elbows and The oFFseason.

  • Music Heals Concert Series

    On Feb. 20 at 7 pm, the Door Co. Fire Company and Ministry Door County Medical Center will feature a broad range of musical concerts throughout Door County featuring some of the best blues, jazz, folk and alternative music from national touring artists to help raise funds for the Healing Project.