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Volume 21, Issue 09 – Section 1

In this issue

  • 4 Leading by Example: Annika Johnson, Carrie Baldwin, Christine Webb-Miller, and Jill Ostrand-Harding

    In this year’s Philanthropy Issue we bring you the stories of four people inspiring others in our community. Carrying on Bo’s Legacy Annika Johnson On Sept. 28, 2012, Sister Bay resident Bo Johnson, 13, died after a yearlong battle with Extramedullary Acute Myeloid Leukemia. It was a battle that brought together the entire Door County […]

  • Nicolet Beach Concessions Wins Indoor Volleyball League

    A League Championship game: Nicolet Beach Concessions defeated Music Masters DJs 3-0 (best of 5 series). The scores of the games were 15-12; 15-10; 15-12.

  • DCY Featured Swimmers

    Featured Swimmers Bio: It seems that our young swimmers are really taking off right now, with several best times and state cuts each meet. Our swimmers of the week are Ethan Almstadt and Katie Norton.

  • High School Sports

    Boys Basketball March 6, Varsity Regional #2, vs.

  • Fishing Derby Winners

    Winners of the the Dave Pagels Memorial Ice Derby held Jan. 28 at Wave Point Resort and Marina in Little Sturgeon are: Perch: Eric Heil, 1.92 lbs.; Joe Columb, 1.

  • Board Approves Deer Objectives

    The Natural Resources Board approved deer population objectives in each county for a three-year period. These objectives are the result of collaboration between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and newly formed County Deer Advisory Councils, and will be reviewed on a recurring three-year basis.

  • Bellin Run Training Group

    Starting Monday, March 23, Southern Door students, parents and community members are invited to train for the 39th Annual Bellin Run at Southern Door.

  • The Birds of March

    With plenty of snow covering the ground, you may say it’s too early to be thinking about nesting birds. Every time we drive down Hillside Road to the west we are invariably seeing a few of perhaps the earliest small songbirds to nest in Door County, the Horned Larks.

  • Useless Information That Clutters My Brain

    During my almost 57 years on this planet, I have always had a rather perverse interest in little-known facts; indeed, when I was young, my parents, on the frequent occasions wherein reiterated some piece of minutiae, would simply point out to the perplexed listener that I was drawing on the endless assortment of useless information that filled my head.

  • In Search of Civility

    Q: My question is about the use (or misuse) of cell phones. I am especially disgusted by people who talk on their cell phones while checking out at the grocery store or while ordering food at a counter.

  • Complementary Health Approaches in the U.S

    Complementary Health Approaches in the U.S. All figures are for 2012. 0.7 Percent of U.S. children who use massage therapy. 1.3 Percent of U.S. adults who take melatonin.

  • Philanthropy’s Tectonic Shift Continues

    In last month’s column I wrote there’s a “tectonic shift occurring that has the potential to fundamentally change the world of philanthropy.” I noted that many funders are beginning to see the limitations inherent in Strategic Philanthropy, the dominant concept in awarding grants the last few decades.

  • Sustainable Living Fair Celebrates Niagara Escarpment

    Mark your calendars for the 2015 Sustainable Living Fair June 5-6 at Crossroads at Big Creek. Eric Fowle, director of the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and co-founder of the Niagara Escarpment Resource Network, will be the featured speaker at Friday night’s kick-off event, from 6:30-9 pm.

  • Simple Steps to Seed-Starting Success

    Get a jump on the growing season by starting your favorite or hard to find plants indoors from seeds. Starting hard to find plants, like many of the heirloom or newly introduced varieties, from seed may be the only way you will be able to add these to your garden.

  • Largest Recreational and Forest Land Acquisition in State History Approved

    The second phase of an easement that permanently secures public recreation on 65,867 forest acres in Douglas, Bayfield, Burnett and Washburn counties was approved by the State Natural Resources Board at its February meeting in Madison.

  • Seeking Local Producers

    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.

  • Bruemmer Park Zoo Benefits from Soup Event

    The Exhibition Hall at Kewaunee County Fairgrounds was filled with student art and the aroma of more than 20 kinds of soup on Sunday, March 1, as the Kewaunee County Zoological Society (KCZS) held its 2nd annual Zoupart event to help rebuild Bruemmer Park Zoo.

  • Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Grant Applications

    The Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Program is accepting applications for matching grants that will be awarded to groups that promote agricultural literacy in K-12 schools.

  • Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest

    Each year Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom offers an essay contest for fourth- and fifth-grade students in all public, private and home schools, including 4-H clubs, Farm Bureau families and other organizations.

  • Free Admission to Door County Maritime Museum

    The Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay will offer free admission to families with a permanent Door County residence on Sundays throughout the month of March.

  • Southern Door Badger State Students

    Michaela Kraft has been selected to represent Southern Door High School at Badger Girls State in June at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Nicole Zawilinski has been selected as Southern Door High School’s alternate representative for the Badger Girls State Program.

  • Great Lakes Maritime History Festival in Milwaukee

    The 16th Annual Ghost Ships Festival will be held March 13-14 at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel, located off I-94 just south of General Mitchell International Airport, the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel.

  • Carnival of Science at Southern Door High School

    Door/Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership and The Women's Fund of Door County are collaborating to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) awareness and provide area youth with a fun opportunity to experience STEM phenomena that they might not otherwise encounter.

  • Health & Wellness Ministry Presents on Somatics

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with an upcoming presentation on somatics. Hear Theresa Evans speak on somatics at the Community Health Information Program on March 15 at 4 pm at the First Baptist Church in Sister Bay.

  • Sister Bay Offers CPR and First Aid Classes

    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 AED and performing CPR, as well as basic first aid.

  • Rotary Club Increases Scholarship Value

    The chairman of the Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay (RCSB) Scholarship Awards Committee has announced that the club will award scholarships of newly increased value to selected graduates of the Class of 2015 from Door County high schools.

  • Kiszonas is Southern Door Teach of the Year

    On Feb. 26, during a pep assembly at Southern Door High School, the FFA chapter announced that Tony Kiszonas was selected as the 2015 Southern Door High School Teacher of the Year.

  • Student Debt Survey for We Are HOPE

    We Are HOPE, Inc. home of the Door County Job Center, is seeking input from anyone who has incurred student debt while attending college. The purpose of the survey is to learn how this debt is impacting the lives of individuals and families.

  • Boys & Girls Club World Fair

    The Boys & Girls Club of Door County will host its inaugural World Fair on March 6 at the Third Avenue Club House in downtown Sturgeon Bay from 4:30 to 6 pm.

  • Door County Farm Bureau Scholarships

    The Door County Farm Bureau is accepting applications for a $500 scholarship that will be awarded to two graduating high school seniors from Door County.

  • Luxemburg Beer and Wine Festival

    The 9th Annual Roar On the Shore Beer and Wine Festival takes place on March 28 at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds in Luxemburg. The event is sponsored by the Kewaunee and Dyckesville Lions clubs and features regional craft beers and wines, as well as craft beers from across Wisconsin and Michigan.

  • YMCA Soup and Bake Sale

    The Door County YMCA invites you to snack, sample and support a fantastic assortment of soups and baked goods at the Sturgeon Bay Program Center on Wednesday, March 11, while supporting a great cause at the Y.

  • The Clearing Registering for 2015 Classes

    The Clearing Folk School is taking registrations for its 2015 season of weeklong classes. There are 87 classes scheduled this year, 14 of them new, with openings for both resident and commuter students.

  • Life Notes

    r /> Amber Muerden and Jaylen Wilz, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a son born Feb. 25, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center. Maternal grandparents are John Muerden, Green Bay, and Laurie Lazerevski, Sturgeon Bay. Paternal grandparents are Beth and Don Wilz, Sturgeon Bay PASSINGS Patricia Eastman Aug. 27, 1927 – March 4, 2015 […]

  • Article posted Thursday, March 5, 2015 10:25am

    When you’re 135 pounds of beautiful Bullmastiff, the name Max is a natural. Fawn-colored purebred Max was a surrender to the Door County Humane Society when his previous owner was shocked to realize how large an adult Bullmastiff really became.

  • Bank of Luxemburg Closing Two Branches

    Bank of Luxemburg will close two of their nine bank locations. The Forestville branch and the Algoma Denny’s branch, located at 514 5th Street in Algoma, will close at 5 pm on June 12, 2015.

  • Scott Bader Joins International President’s Circle

    Scott Bader, a senior broker associate with Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Inc, Fish Creek office, has qualified to join the company’s International President’s Circle.

  • Ag-Tourism Summit at Wisconsin Dells

    Celebrate and learn about Wisconsin Ag-Tourism at the 2015 LUV-R-AG Summit March 30-31 at Ho-Chunk Casino/Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells. Learn from leaders in ag-tourism on topics such as safety practices, motorcoach tour partnerships, marketing and promotion ideas.

  • United Way Wednesdays at Inn at Cedar Crossing

    United Way of Door County is pleased to announce that the Inn at Cedar Crossing located on Historic Third Avenue in Sturgeon Bay will once again be offering United Way Wednesdays in March.

  • Diane Taillon Completes Specialized Realtors Course

    Diane Taillon has just completed a highly specialized course in customer service referral-based business conducted by the council of Residential Specialists of the National Association of Realtors.

  • St. Norbert’s Launches MBA Program

    St. Norbert College has officially launched its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program under the auspices of the Donald J. Schneider School of Business and Economics.

  • Emily Irwin Joins Ephraim Historical Foundation

    The Ephraim Historical Foundation announced that Emily Irwin has joined the organization as the Marketing and Volunteer Director. Irwin comes to the foundation from two museums in Madison, serving as both the marketing assistant at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum and the volunteer coordinator at the Wisconsin Historical Museum.

  • Baylake Bank Celebrates Years of Service

    Rob Cera, president and CEO of Baylake Bank, recently congratulated employees celebrating years of service milestones at an all-staff company event. Pictured front row, followed by years of service: Erica Hickey, 20; April Moeller, 15; Jeff Miller, 40; Jim Smidel, 15; Paula Wiese, 10; Lynne Gustafson, 25; Renee Boelter, 5.

  • Alan Kopischke Joins Third Avenue Playhouse Board

    Alan Kopischke joined the Third Avenue Playhouse’s Board. Kopischke brings rich experience as both a theater artist and arts administrator to TAP's board.

  • The Ridges Fireside Speaker with Dale Seaquist

    The Ridges Fireside speaker series continues on March 12 at 6 pm. Pull up a chair around the wood burning stove as Dale Seaquist of Seaquist Orchards leads a lively discussion on the orchard industry and its role in Door County’s history.

  • Aldo Leopold Day at Crossroads

    On March 7 at 12 pm, Crossroads at Big Creek will host Lunch With Leopold to celebrate Aldo Leopold Day. As guests eat, they will share readings and film clips.

  • Article posted Thursday, March 5, 2015 10:06am

    This week’s question: What is the official term for a beer enthusiast? Answer: In next week’s issue This week’s question: Look closely … where is this located?? Answer: Stella Maris in Fish Creek.

  • Brian Tourmo Is Server of the Week

    Congratulations to Brian Tourmo, of Nor Door Sport & Cyclery! If you’re riding your bike and you get a flat, don’t despair! Just bring it to Brian Tourmo for a quick repair.

  • Overheard/Obsessions

    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?   “She’s young and in a onesie!”   “How does he keep himself from binge-watching Gilmore Girls all day?!”   “I’ll drive all your butts home.

  • Article posted Thursday, March 5, 2015 10:02am

    Dear Mary Pat, My girlfriend and I went out to celebrate her birthday. We had an early reservation since we were meeting up with some friends afterward.


    Scott Hanson, of Neenah, and his grandson, Trevor Hanson, 7, of Manitowoc, won their divisions in the Cherry Pit Spit during the 2015 Winter Wine & Cherry Fest at Orchard Country in Fish Creek.

  • Boogie Shoes Not Necessary

    When I first heard of the beer Wisco Disco, I wondered, do I need boogie shoes to drink this stuff? I thought it might be a joke, a novelty beer. And then I tasted it.

  • Buddy Mondlock Plays at Lost Moth Gallery

    Lost Moth Gallery with host musician Buddy Mondlock on March 6 at 7 pm. Songwriters including Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith and Janis Ian have recorded Mondlock’s songs.

  • Door County PFLAG Game Night

    Door County PFLAG is holding a night of card playing, board games and trivia as an opportunity for adult members of the LGBT community, their families, friends and allies to meet and socialize.

  • Interior Designer Stephanie Bunda at Wine & Design

    On March 27, Designworks will be hosting Wine & Design from 4 to 6 pm. Interior designer Stephanie Bunda will discuss the basics and unique ways to incorporate them into your home.

  • Maritime Speaker Series Presents Rick O’Farrell

    Door County Maritime Museum’s Maritime Speaker Series will conclude on April 2,with the rescheduled presentation of current Door County Maritime Museum Executive Director Rick O’Farrell as he recounts a naval career that encompassed both aircraft carriers and submarines.

  • Henry Timm to Speak in Dickinson Poetry Series

    Henry C. Timm is the featured reader for the UU Fellowship’s Dickinson Poetry Series on March 11 at 7 pm. Timm is an actor, director, poet, playwright and publisher.

  • Write On, Door County Presents Poetry Collaboration

    In collaboration with the Miller Art Museum’s exhibit “People and Places and Things, Oh My! Favorite Selections from the Miller Art Museum’s Permanent Collection,” Write On, Door County presents Writings on the Wall: A Creative Writing Opportunity for Poets and Writers of All Ages.

  • Short Story Writing Workshop

    Write On, Door County will present a special one-day writing workshop in the craft of the short story with visiting novelist and short story writer Kathie Giorgio on March 14, 1-4 pm, at the Paul J.

  • Local Artist Creates “The Emissary” Movie Poster

    Local artist Ram Rojas shares the poster he designed for Door County filmmaker Tim Erskine’s newest film, The Emissary, which had its world premiere Feb.

  • Bronze Casting Class

    The 4th annual bronze casting class with Ken and Mary Davidson will be held Jul 27-August 1 from 10 am to 4 pm. Learn the ancient art of bronze casting, using the lost wax process and today’s technologies and materials.

  • Tugboats Featured at Bay Art Gallery

    A tugboat is a boat that maneuvers vessels by pushing or towing them. Three of Bay Art Gallery's artists, including Debra Joy Groesser, Richard Brawner and Randy Rasmussen, have beautifully captured these small yet powerful and strongly built Door County tugs with oil paintings.

  • “People, Place and Things” Exhibit at Miller Art Museum

    The Miller Art Museum announces the opening of “People and Places and Things, Oh My!” on March 7, the second exhibit in the organization’s 40th anniversary year.

  • Local Painter Donates to Library

    Fish Creek Librarian Holly Sumerhalder accepted the painting entitled “Shh” donated by Mitch Heinrichs, a local artist. Heinrichs said he does most of his painting in his Fish Creek studio during winter and is in the library often to get books on tape to listen to while painting.

  • Your Representatives in the News

    Sen. Frank Lasee Lasee joined with the majority of his fellow Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate by narrowly approving a “right-to-work” bill on Feb.

  • Notes from the Grove

    Welcome to the Notes from the Grove providing Liberty Grove residents and
 visitors tid bits of information about goings on in Town Government • Supervisor Covotsos asked the board to consider an ordinance against liquid manure spreading.

  • Voices Raise at Listening Session

    Gov. Walker’s biennium budget was a focus of a recent listening session held by freshman 1st District Assemblyman Joel Kitchens, which contains proposals that seem to confirm fears that Wisconsin is in a fight for its identity, with attacks on several sacred cows – public education, the UW System, the state parks, the Natural Resources Board, the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund, and, yes, even the Wisconsin Idea.

  • Ephraim Hears Latest on Redesign

    About 20 people showed up at Ephraim’s Village Hall the afternoon of March 2 to hear a presentation from consultant Jamison Brown of the landscape architecture and design firm livingLAB explain the vision for a redesign of the 3.

  • Bulletin

    WHAT HAPPENED • Speaking before the Joint Finance Committee on March 3, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp told lawmakers she is considering selling naming rights in an effort to generate more financial support for state parks.

  • Rogue Theater Presents ‘I Love Lucy’ Mystery Dinner Theater Spoof

    Rogue Theater and the Inn at Cedar Crossing invite the public to enjoy a night of murder mystery dinner theater with the beloved characters of the 1950s sitcom, I Love Lucy, on March 12.

  • Cribbage and Craft Beer

    Even for the most hearty winter lovers, the frozen stretch from mid-winter to spring is a time when countywide events are left wanting. The plethora of outdoor activities and happenings that make Door County such a great place to be are still a month or two away (depending on how long it takes Mother Nature to run her frigid course) leaving a void for community-wide engagement.

  • ‘Kickin’ the Dream’ and Returning to ‘2012’

    Terry Murphy had me immediately with the first song, an ode to newspapers called “Morning Paper” on his new CD Kickin’ the Dream (have you ever heard anyone sing the praises of television news? REM’s “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” does not count).

  • The Vintage Matchmaker

    If you’ve been at a flea market, estate sale or thrift shop, there is a good chance you’ve seen items of a bygone era – books, old green bottles, magnets, mirrors, buttons and more.

  • Norb Blei

    How Norb Blei Found the Internet

    At the age of 72, 50 years into his writing career, Norb Blei turned his eye from the printed page to the web, and loved what he found.

  • What To Do In Door County This Weekend: March 6 – 8

    Whether you love being indoors, outdoors, tapping your toes to great live music, or viewing a new art exhibit, Door County is definitely the place to be this coming weekend! Here are our top picks from our Calendar of Events for March 6 – 8: Friday 1.

  • Sister Bay Business Owners Optimistic Despite Construction

    Business owners in Sister Bay are looking on the bright side as disruptive construction looms.