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Volume 21, Issue 10 – Section 1

In this issue

  • DCY Featured Swimmers

    Swimmer’s Bio: With great swims in our home meet, we honor two young swimmers this week: Danica Neville and Drew Rass. Both attend Southern Door School.

  • Annual Pink Classic Set for May 31

    The Pink Classic Golf Tournament committee is pleased to announce that this year’s event, benefiting the Sue Baldwin Fund, will take place on May 31 at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club.

  • Valmy Dart Tournament

    The 14th annual Dart Tournament for Special Olympics will be held March 28 at the Valmy Happy Hour. Registration will begin at 11 am, with tournament play at 12:30.

  • The Eastern Phoebe

    So anxious am I for the return of “our” Eastern Phoebes to nest here, as they have for the past 33 years that I decided to reprint one of my favorite stories I wrote about 32 years ago.

  • Summer’s Game

    [Note: I ran across a friend over the weekend and we exchanged a few words about the warm weather. Through the years he often stopped into the bookstore to talk baseball, a favorite topic through the years that we have been friends.

  • Hooray for Roundabouts

    Roundabouts was one of the items that came up at the listening session held by Assemblyman Joel Kitchens in Sturgeon Bay on Feb. 27, specifically the two roundabouts scheduled to be installed in Sturgeon Bay in 2016.

  • The Cost of Workplace Injuries

    "The big deal is, the injuries are so severe that for many people, they're career-ending.” – James Collins, research manager in the NIOSH Division of Safety Research, on the injuries commonly suffered by nurses in the workplace.

  • Spring Tree Beautification Program Sales Event

    The Jacksonports Women’s Club will continue their Tree Beautification Program again in 2015. The successful first year blooms of the trees planted from the past two years sales have already captured the attention of residents and visitors along scenic byways, back roads and small lakes with their beautiful late May blooms.

  • Arbor Day Party and Call for Volunteers

    Spring tree planting is just around the corner and The Forest Recovery Project is again calling all donors and tree planters. Last spring, intrepid Forest Recovery Project volunteers planted 600 tree seedlings on public lands.

  • Peninsula State Park “Green” Campfire

    Visitors to Peninsula State Park can drop by the nature center on Saturday, March 14, for a "Green" Campfire Cook-out in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Participants can learn how to prepare and cook green pancakes in pudgy pie irons and sample "beach slime" dip from 11 am to 12:30 pm.

  • Calling All 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.

  • Woodrow Engineering Enters New Era

    Like his father before him, Michael Ball, Jr., grew up with the family business, Woodrow Engineering Co. of Sister Bay. As a college student in 1971, Mike, Sr.

  • Life Notes

    PASSINGS  Marion L. Halstead Marion L. Halstead, better known as Marion the barbarian, of Jacksonport died on March 8, 2015, at the age of 60 after a brief fight with cancer.

  • Lighthouse Festival Tickets on Sale March 16

    Tickets to the much-anticipated Lighthouse Festival that gives visitors access to lighthouses that aren't typically open to the public, including Chambers Island, Plum Island, Sherwood Point and the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Lighthouses, go on sale this month.

  • 4-H Scrap Metal Drive

    Help make a difference in the community and get a jump start on spring cleanup by participating in the Door County 4-H Scrap Metal Drive. Scheduled for Saturday, March 28, from 7 am to noon, you can bring scrap metal items to the Door County Waste and Recycling Center, 1509 Division Road, Sturgeon Bay for donation.

  • YUSA Book of Honors Inductees

    Chuck and Pat Stage were recognized as the newest members of the YUSA's Book of Honors. The two were top donors at the Door County YMCA's annual Community Leaders Breakfast on March 5.

  • De Pere Antique Show

    The 23nd annual De Pere Antique Show and Sale will take place on March 21 from 9 am to 5 pm, and March 22 from 10 am to 4 pm in St. Norbert College’s Schuldes Sports Center, Third Street and Marsh.

  • 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.

  • Home Buyer Education Workshop

    Lakeshore Community Action Program, Inc., serving Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Sheboygan and Calumet counties, is offering Home Buyer Education. The workshop offers practical tools, consumer information and includes handouts for each participant about the home-buying process.

  • Kiwanis and Rotary Film Screening

    The Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs of northern Door will feature a Travelogue film on America’s most spectacular and beautiful places. Presented live by award-winning veteran filmmaker and cinematographer Gray Warriner, the audience will be transported from coast to coast, starting with a visit to New England’s White Mountains, one of Earth’s oldest mountain ranges and several other places across the country.

  • Country Line Dance at Institute Saloon

    The Glacial Drumlin Horse Trail Association is hosting a country line-dancing class with Chuck Hass at the Institute Saloon on March 27 from 7-10 pm. The night will feature a 50/50 raffle, bucket raffle and proceeds from the event will be used for pursuing public horse trails in Door County.

  • Reception With Door County Community Foundation

    A free reception to learn about the Door County Community Foundation will be held on March 24 from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Wave Pointe Marina and Resort in Little Sturgeon Bay.

  • The Clearing Folk School 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.

  • Peninsula Preschool Receives Sustainability Grant

    The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded Peninsula Preschool, Inc. a Sustainability Grant from the Children & Youth Fund and the Martha Cherry Fund.

  • Article posted Thursday, March 12, 2015 9:50am

    Truly one of the handsomest cats we’ve ever seen, Twig believes about himself that as well. He’s secure in the knowledge that he will be the center of attention of any situation.

  • “Friends of the Farm Bureau” Recognized

    The state's largest farm organization has recognized four federal lawmakers from Wisconsin as “Friends of the Farm Bureau,” based on their advocacy for agriculture during the previous congressional session.

  • Specialty Crop Industry Receives Research Funds

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of more than $66.5 million in funding for research and extension activities to address the needs of America's specialty crop industry and solve critical organic agricultural production issues.

  • Lecture on Small Farm Profits

    A lecture about “Turning a Profit on Small Farms” will be offered at the Algoma Farm Market Kitchen on March 21 from 2 – 5 pm. The workshop is presented by the Rural Enterprise Network and will feature four sessions all focused on helping the smaller farmers and growers find new revenue tracks to help them make a profit.

  • Certified Tourism Ambassador Nominations

    The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Door County Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) of the Year award, through April 6.

  • USDA Urges Farmers to Purchase Coverage

    State Executive Director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA), Brad Pfaff, urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of March 16, 2015, for spring planted crops.

  • C&S Manufacturing Receives Efficiency Incentive

    C&S Manufacturing recently received a $7,051 Efficiency Improvement Incentive from Sturgeon Bay Utilities (SBU) for installation of a new air compressor and no air-loss drains.

  • Thank CWAC for Manure Spraying Ban

    Last fall town boards in the county began considering an ordinance to ban the use of center-pivot irrigation systems for the spraying of liquid manure on farm lands, largely due to health concerns about drift from the spraying and acknowledged pathogens in manure that are harmful to human health.

  • Representatives in the News

    Governor Scott Walker A new survey of conservative activists shows many in the movement see Walker as the strongest Republican to take on Hillary Clinton in 2016.

  • Great Interest in Yacht Building

    So many people showed up to hear Paul Gray, program director and operations manager of Palmer Johnson International, speak at the Door County Maritime Museum on March 5 that the main room was filled with people so that an overflow crowd had to watch a video feed of Gray’s presentation in a second room.

  • Municipal News

    City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Plan Commission will hold a public hearing in the council chambers at 7 pm on March 18 regarding a petition from Ministry Door County Medical Center for approval of a conditional use permit for the construction of an additional clinic, office and reception space to the existing medical center.

  • Bulletin

    WHAT HAPPENED • The Washington Island Trueblood Performing Arts Center (TPAC) and the Washington Island Foundation/Mosling Recreation Center (The Rec) are thrilled to announce the receipt of a major challenge grant from anonymous donors.

  • Anderson Highlights Winter Shipping Woes

        The recent troubled voyage of the storied iron ore carrier Arthur M. Anderson underlines an issue the Lake Carriers’ Association brought to light in January when it called on Congress to build a companion to the U.

  • Peninsula Players “Chapatti” a Success

    Peninsula Players Theatre presented a reading of Chapatti a new play by Irish playwright Christian O’Reilly at Bj?rklunden on March 2 to a full house.

  • Peninsula Music Festival Scholarships

    The Peninsula Music Festival is currently accepting applications for its $3,000 college scholarship. Information and applications are available from the guidance and music departments of each of the Door County Schools as well as the Festival’s website: musicfestival.

  • Green Campfire at Peninsula State Park

    Visitors to Peninsula State Park can drop by the nature center on March 14, for a "Green" Campfire Cook-out in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Participants can learn how to prepare and cook green pancakes in pudgy pie irons and sample "beach slime" dip from 11 am to 12:30 pm.

  • 20 Years of Crossroads’ Ski-for-Free

    The community is invited to borrow free cross-country ski equipment and snow shoes on March 14 from 12 to 4 pm to explore Crossroads at Big Creek Preserve.

  • Article posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015 2:32pm

    Congratulations to Danielle Stahl, of Door County Fire Company in Sturgeon Bay! If you’re in the mood for great drinks in Sturgeon Bay, Door County Fire Company is where you should make your way.

  • Article posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015 2:30pm

    This week’s question: Look closely at this historic photo … what business does the building hold today? Answer: In next week’s issue. This week’s question: What is the official term for a beer enthusiast? Answer: Cerevisaphile

  • Overheard/Pet Peeves

    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?   “You should start running.

  • Article posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015 2:21pm

    Dear Mary Pat, My brother is getting married next month in in Mexico. It's going to be at a beautiful resort and I've had my dress for months. My sister, however, was having trouble finding a dress and ended up settling (in my opinion).



  • 5 cheers for Guinness American Lager / 0 for Grapefruit Sculpin!

    As I walked past the usually unremarkable beers of a city grocery store, I found myself doing a double take. I saw this particular beer out of the corner of my eye, so I had to stop and look again before it registered with my brain – Guinness Blonde American Lager, No.

  • Cheryl Wheeler Plays White Gull Concert Series

    Singer-songwriter and guitarist Cheryl Wheeler will be featured in concert at the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek on March 25. Tickets for the 8 pm concert, the fourth in a series of six scheduled at the inn this winter, are $20.

  • Spring Cookie Decorating Class

    The Inn at Cedar Crossing will offer a spring cookie decorating class to learn a new skill that can be used through the year. Learn skills for beautiful decorated Easter, Mother's Day, spring and Graduation cookies.

  • Wood Duck Nest Box Workshop

    The Ridges Sanctuary will host a workshop on building a wood duck nest box on March 19 at 2 pm. At one time, the beautifully colored wood duck was the most abundant waterfowl in eastern North America, but by the late 19th century the population was in serious decline.

  • Screening of Documentary Film “Tiny”

    Greens N Grains will feature a screening of the documentary film Tiny. Today's tiny house movement is more concerned with the ideal of simplifying life rather than escaping to solitude, considering which comforts and possessions can be done without in order to live a life that is more deliberate.

  • Greens N Grains Wellness Events

    Greens N Grains will host two health and wellness events on March 18 and 19. Cindy Knigge with discuss a raw food diet on March 18 at 1 pm. Cindy plans to answer all of the most frequently asked questions about raw and live food.

  • Sheepshead Tournament at Door County Brewing Co.

    There is a card playing revival afoot at Door County Brewing Company in Baileys Harbor where you can enjoy the age-old game of Sheepshead. From 1-3 pm on March 15 and March 29, seasoned players and beginners can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and good cheer with table hosts Jordan Zacek and Barley Bob who will be on hand to help demystify the game and provide personal instructions and refreshers as needed.

  • Beginner Beekeeping Class

    A beginner beekeeping class is being offered March 14 from 8 - 12 pm at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station, 4312 Hwy. 42. Max Martin, master beekeeper, will share the ins and outs of getting started in beekeeping.

  • Great Lakes Poetry Contest

    Have a sonnet for Lake Superior? A Lake Erie epic? An ode to Lake Ontario? A Lake Michigan hymn? The first ever Great Lakes Poetry Prize contest is accepting submissions until March 31.

  • Watercolor and Glass Fusion Workshops

    Kari Anderson will host two-day workshops throughout the spring. The workshops will include watercolor painting and glass fusion projects. On April 8 and 9, the workshop will be bigger, with the goal of finishing several 12 x 12 paintings and taking your favorite piece to glass fusion.

  • Craft and Chat Workshop with Katie Starr

    Katie Starr led a group of artists at Greco Gallery in Sturgeon Bay with the Craft and Chat workshop. The Reacquainted Memory Canvas Workshop had participants paying tribute to family members both gone and recently added by turning family keepsakes, photos and ephemera into art Feb.

  • Greco Gallery Features Local Artist Kris Bungener

    Sturgeon Bay’s Greco Gallery is featuring new artwork and accessories from local artist Kris Bungener. Her most recent pieces include cards, gift boxes, and jewelry with a “fresh, spring-look to it.

  • Bay Art Gallery Features Sunset Paintings

    Every day, Door County is graced with breathtaking hues of vibrant colors announcing the end of yet another glorious day. No one captures these magnificent sunsets quite like a Bay Art Gallery artist, now featuring new pieces from Jason Sacran, James Hempel and Denny Moutray.

  • Jessica Adams shares love of Irish dance

    Bodies of ice, feet of fire. No matter what form an Irish dancer is performing, you can bet they are doing it with that saying in mind. Although its origins were not well documented, Irish dancing has a rich history in Ireland’s culture and throughout the world.

  • Louise Goffin pays tribute to her songwriting father with “Appleonfire”

    In 1966 the manufactured band The Monkees released its first hit single, “Last Train to Clarksville,” backed with a song written by successful married songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin called “Take a Giant Step.

  • Stage Door brings “Oleanna” drama to TAP stage

    In 1991, former President George H.W. Bush appointed 43-year-old federal Circuit Judge Clarence Thomas to the United States Supreme Court. It was a controversial decision from the beginning and one that became even more so with the emergence of University of Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill.

  • Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Set For March 14

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center will hold its 17th annual Sturgeon Bay St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 14. The parade will kick off at Sawyer Park around 11am and proceed up Oak Street to Madison Avenue.

  • Snippets from Science

    The cause of Parkinson’s Disease is unclear, although it is known that both genetic and environmental factors play a role. Fifteen to 20 percent of people with Parkinson’s have a close relative with the disease, and if one parent is affected the offspring has a slightly higher risk of developing the disorder.

  • “All Things Irish”

    If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough. – Irish Saying Michael Loynd’s novel All Things Irish is among the latest of books to be set in Door County and, like many writers who have been charmed by the peninsula, he publishes the cover-your-butt disclaimer: “This is a work of fiction,” maintaining that “any resemblance to actual events of locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

  • Gibraltar Student’s Art Advances to National Competition

    Two years ago, Gibraltar High School senior Shelby Kahr never would have expected her artwork to make it into a Milwaukee Art Museum exhibit, much less one in New York.

  • 3.14.15 Is Pie Day

    March fourteenth, two thousand fifteen is pie day … an apple, a pear, a plum, a cherry, anything to make us all merry. March 14, 2015 expressed as 3.1415 is pi, or π.

  • What To Do In Door County this Weekend: March 13 – 15

    Enjoy the last weekend of winter with a variety of activities happening in Door County this coming weekend, and as always, be sure to check out our Calendar of Events for more listings! Here are our top picks for the weekend ahead: Friday Family Camping Fun Night at the YMCA: It’s never too early to brush up on your camping skills for the coming spring and summer! Camp indoors and enjoy a scavenger hunt along with other games and nature crafts.

  • Where to Eat Vegetarian in Northern Door County

    Going vegetarian isn’t easy, especially when it comes time to eat out. Here are our resident vegetarian's favorite offseason options in Door County.