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Volume 21, Issue 15 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Bronze Finish

    Wisconsin Volleyball Academy’s (WVA) Door County 18s team placed third last weekend at the Badger Regional tournament in Milwaukee. This team has players from Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Sturgeon Bay, Southern Door, Algoma and Luxemburg-Casco.

  • Register to Ride

    Registration for the second annual Peninsula Century Fall Challenge bicycle ride is now open. The 3rd annual ride will end at Sister Bay’s Waterfront Park on Sept.

  • First Run of the Season

    The Door County Silent Sports Alliance (DCSSA) will host a Run the Door Kick-off/Fun Run and Walk at 6 pm on April 21. The run begins and ends at the Door County Fire Company, 38 S.

  • Join the Door’s Dirty 5K

    Door County Adventure Center will host the Door’s Dirty 5K at the Team Leadership Center on May 23. The mud run has obstacles that are unique to this specific event because of the incorporation of the high and low ropes course and the team critical thinking challenges involved in the race.

  • Top Honors

    The United States National Grand Masters Federation have selected The Living Hope Dojo of Door County as one of their top two schools in the United States.

  • High School Spring Athletics

    Schedules for Door County high schools.

  • State Making Inroads in Managing Manure

    Mother Nature might serve up four seasons, but as a farmer, I can tell you there are really only two: cropping season and meeting season. We’re just coming off another meeting season in Wisconsin.

  • Somatics Classes Offered in Egg Harbor

    Somatics for Pain-Free Movement classes are being offered at Andria’s Dancin’ on the Door in Egg Harbor on Tuesdays from 9 – 10 am through May 12. Class instructor is Lori Strantz, owner of Lori’s Spa Essence in Fish Creek and somatic exercise coach and clinical somatic practitioner in-training.

  • Hospice Nurse Speaker

    The program “Hospice Nurses & Heaven” will be held on May 4, 6:30 – 8 pm, at Stella Maris Parish in Fish Creek. The featured speaker is Tina Poppe, a former hospice nurse.

  • Sister Bay Ice Out Winners

    Congratulations to the winners of the 77th annual Nor Door Ice Out Contest in Sister Bay. This year, the Ice Out raft started floating at 2:25 pm on April 6.

  • Sunrise School Visits Sheltered Workshop

    The Sunrise School Ambassadors, a group chosen by their teachers to be goodwill ambassadors and volunteers in our community, recently visited the Sunshine House Sheltered Workshop.

  • Christ Child Society Meeting

    Christ Child Society members will meet at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Jacksonport on April 27 at 12:30 pm. The Society has helped many children through their One on One program since their last meeting.

  • Lucy J. Erdmann Scholarship Applications

    Applications are currently being accepted for the Lucy J. Erdmann scholarship. This scholarship is open to any graduate of a Door County high school who is enrolled in a certified nursing program and who has successfully completed two semesters of work toward a nursing certificate.

  • Assistance with Energy Bills

    The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) in Door County is managed by We Are HOPE, Inc. Individuals needing help with home heating bills are urged to contact the agency.

  • Volunteers for Fine Art Fair

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center is currently seeking volunteers for the 2015 Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair. Held at Sunset Park along the Sturgeon Bay waterfront, the 17th annual Fine Art Fair will take place May 23 from 10 am to 5 pm and May 24 from 10 am to 4 pm.

  • Volunteers Needed to Clean Scandia Village

    Volunteers are needed to help with grounds clean up at Scandia Village Good Samaritan on April 25 at 9 am. This is an opportunity for students looking to fulfill community service hours needed for graduation, girl & boy scout troops and people of all ages to celebrate spring and Earth Day.

  • Humane Society Receives Donation

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) was recently given $20,000 by the late Dorothy Krasawski. Krasawski was a Door County lady who, when she wasn’t dancing, was walking her dogs at Peninsula State Park or around her 12th Avenue neighborhood.

  • CRP Classes at Sister Bay Fire Station

    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.

  • Spring Flower Fundraiser

    Northern Door Children’s Center (NDCC) is celebrating the end of winter with a spring flower fundraiser. Fresh from Schroeder’s Flowers, a wide variety of reasonably priced, flowering plants are for sale.

  • Tai Chi Presentation

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs (CHIPs) with an upcoming presentation on Tai Chi. Come hear Don Pardonner and Judy Reninger speak at the next CHIP Program on April 19 at 4 pm at the First Baptist Church in Sister Bay.

  • Catholic Life Teen Youth Mission Trips

    The Catholic Life Teen Youth, consisting of high school students from four Catholic parishes (Corpus Christi, St. Joseph’s, Sts. Peter and Paul and St.

  • Tickets Available for Golden Heart Celebration

    Tickets are now available for the 13th annual Golden Heart Volunteer Celebration to be held on April 23 at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay. This event honors outstanding volunteers in our community, recognizes the importance of the organizations through which they work and supports the Volunteer Center’s programming.

  • Pet Talk

    Q. Peter was a feral cat in 2003 when I brought him inside. He quickly made friends with my other cats and loves me, but he’s afraid of other people. When I first took him in for shots, he panicked and climbed the walls, scared to death.

  • Life Notes

    br />Abby Jennerjohn and Quinn Struck, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a son born on April 6, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Tina and Mark Jennerjohn, Sturgeon Bay. Paternal grandparents are Jill and Tom Struck, Las Vegas. PASSINGS Micah Morris Brey April 12, 2015 – April 13, […]

  • Article posted Thursday, April 16, 2015 1:33pm

    Unlike her namesake, Door County Humane Society cat Cassandra is not a princess or prophesier. She is a beautiful and calm lady who likes nothing better than a nap in sunlight streaming through a window.

  • Seeking New Businesses

    Do you have a new business in Door County? We would like to help you get the word out. When we compiled the list of new businesses for the 2014 season, the Door County Economic Development Corp.

  • Bank of Luxemburg Promotes Chief Lending Officer

    Bank of Luxemburg Chief Lending Officer Tim Treml has been promoted to executive vice president/chief lending officer. In his new role, Treml will continue the duties of chief lending officer while acquiring new responsibilities as executive vice president, including participating in the bank’s annual strategic planning meetings and leading the implementation of annual action plans to keep the bank moving forward in a positive direction.

  • Home Inspector Completes Seminar Courses

    Bruce Low, owner/inspector of Bottom Line Home Inspection of Luxemburg, attended the Spring Training Seminar of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors (WAHI) on March 13 and 14 in Baraboo.

  • Door County Realtors Receive Grant

    The Door County Board of Realtors has received a $2,100 Placemaking micro-grant from the National Association of Realtors to help make the Door County community a better place to live.

  • Nonprofit Education Series Events

    The Nonprofit Education Series, sponsored by the Door County Community Foundation, the Raibrook Foundation, and the United Way of Door County, continues on May 6 with “Lessons from a Career in Nonprofit Management” and “Is Your Organization Covered?” The day begins at The Lodge at Leathem Smith at 8 am with breakfast.

  • Tweak Welcomes Mike Jarman

    Tweak, a social media, graphic design and web building company, recently added Mike Jarman to its graphic design and web building staff portfolio. Jarman, formerly with Boettcher Communications, has experience in both WordPress and HTML custom website development, seven years of experience in web design and development and six years at the Door County Advocate doing graphic design, newspaper and special section layout.

  • Rotary Club Launches Corporate Membership Program

    The Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay announced the launch of a new Corporate Membership program, so busy professionals from the same company can “share” a membership.

  • Blackbeard the Pirate at Southern Door

    The Missoula Children’s Theatre will bring their production of Blackbeard the Pirate to the Southern Door Community Auditorium on April 24 at 6 pm. The Missoula Children’s Theatre, based in Missoula, Montana, provides a week-long residency “starring” 50 to 60 local elementary and middle school students in a full-scale musical.

  • Birch Creek Hosts Casey Cangelosi

    This summer, the 2015 Birch Creek Percussion and Steel Band Session will host Mr. Casey Cangelosi, Instructor of Music at Concord University, as their composer-in-residence.

  • LEAP Performance in Southern Door

    Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) and a select group of 40 Door County high school students are proud to present “LEAP - The Human Kindness Project” on April 17 at 7 pm at the Southern Door Community Auditorium.

  • Final Two Master Gardener Lectures Announced

    The Door County Master Gardeners announce the final two 2015 continuing education programs of the season. Both lectures are free, open to the public, and will be held at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay at 7 pm.

  • Woodcock Watch at the Ridges Sanctuary

    Join a Ridges Sanctuary naturalist for a Woodcock Watch on April 24 at 7 pm to learn about the rotund little shorebird known as the American Woodcock and observe its distinctive courtship sky dance.

  • Statewide Bird Survey

    It’s spring in Door County, and birds are returning from their southern wintering grounds. Local birdwatchers are now fanning out across the county to document hundreds of bird species for the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II.

  • Master Gardener Lecture at Crossroads

    Any day now, butterflies will be flitting around Crossroads at Big Creek. Crossroads and a growing number of people are landscaping specifically to improve butterfly habitat.

  • Woods Walk at Peninsula State Park

    With Sandhill Cranes back and Goldeneye Ducks migrating through the county, spring is a great time to join the park naturalist on a woods walk at Peninsula State Park.

  • Land Trust Expands Three Springs Preserve

    The Door County Land Trust recently expanded Three Springs Nature Preserve with a purchase of 40 acres of woods and wetlands along Old Stage Road in the Town of Liberty Grove.

  • Article posted Thursday, April 16, 2015 1:14pm

    This week’s question: A performance at Carnegie Hall on April 23, 1961 is often called “the greatest night in showbiz history.” Which American singer, actress and vaudevillian performed at the concert? Answer: In next week’s issue.

  • Server of the Week: Kari Baumann

    Congratulations to Kari Baumann at Baileys 57! With new ownership comes a new set of people at Baileys 57, formerly the 57 Depot. Kari Baumann is now the managing partner at the place, Chatting up customers with a lovely smile on her face. There isn’t a part of this gig that she hates, She loves […]

  • 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? “You know you’re in your mid-20s when your body loses the enzyme needed to digest Taco Bell.

  • Article posted Thursday, April 16, 2015 1:09pm

    MANNERS MATTER By Mary Pat Dear Mary Pat, Do you know people who hijack conversations and then trap you for what seems like hours? I have a co-worker who doesn’t know when to let a conversation end.

  • Scrapbooking Past and Present

    Samuel L. Clemens, the “father of American literature” more commonly known by his pen name of Mark Twain, is perhaps best known for his great American novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.


    Members of the second grade Brownie troop at Gibraltar Elementary School show off the first aid kits they built with help from Patti Balestrieri and Ministry Door County Medical Center.

  • Celebrate the Planet with Music

    It wouldn’t be an Earth Day celebration in Door County without some music. After a successful inaugural event in 2014, Lost Moth Gallery will host its second annual “Love The Earth” concert on April 18, bringing in a variety of regional artists and poets to celebrate our planet through song and spoken word.

  • Protest Song from pat mAcdonald

    Reminiscent of a famous fight to save its historic steel bridge, Sturgeon Bay’s downtown waterfront has become the site of another standoff. The rift over a proposed waterfront hotel has pitted city officials against Sturgeon Bay residents who say the structure will block views of the waterfront, clash with the character of the city, risk city tax revenues, and threaten an already over-saturated lodging industry.

  • Songwriting Class with Katie Dahl

    Write On, Door County announces a special two-part songwriting class with acclaimed singer-songwriter Katie Dahl. As a society that plays music constantly, we all have an innate, finely honed sense of what we like in a song.

  • Base Camp Hosts Midwest Songwriters

    Popular Door County musicians Katie Dahl and Jess Holland will join Chicago singer-songwriter Emily White for a concert at Base Camp Coffee Shop in Sister Bay on April 26 at 7 pm.

  • Film Series Presents Donald Rumsfeld Documentary

    On April 21 at 4:30 pm, the Movies That Matter film series at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County presents The Unknown Known. This film by Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris (The Fog of War) offers a mesmerizing portrait of Donald Rumsfeld, one of the key architects of the Iraq War, and a larger-than-life character who provoked equal levels of fury and adulation from the American public.

  • Educational Exhibits at the Link Gallery

    The Link Gallery, connecting the Door Community Auditorium to Gibraltar School, has featured many educational exhibits over the years. Starting in May, it will become Door County’s first gallery dedicated exclusively to the showing of artwork portraying the world through the eyes of children.

  • Fish Creek Downtown Ducks

    Every spring, visitors to Fish Creek get to view the new duck family as they walk from the harbor to Summertime Restaurant for a treat. Bay Art Gallery’s Richard Brawner has chosen them as the focus for his annual winter animal painting.

  • Bringing Together Words and Images

    The mission of the Meadows Art Gallery is to feature work created by the Door County art community. The next exhibit, Masks: Written Art, does just that; it combines dimensions and directions of artwork not normally exhibited as one show.

  • Visions of a New Generation

    The 41st annual Salon of Door County High School Art will open at the Miller Art Museum on April 18. The public is invited to join students and family at the opening reception on April 20 from 7 to 8:30 pm.

  • Social Media Saves Thordarson Gate

    On April 10 the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced that the 80-year-old Thordarson Gate on Rock Island was coming down due to safety issues.

  • Rudderly Ridiculous: DNR Takes Jacksonport Man to Court

    Mild-mannered chemistry professor C. Frank Shaw III, a part-time resident of Jacksonport, is at the center of a bureaucratic nightmare worthy of Kafka.

  • Our Representatives

    Representative Joel Kitchens In a bipartisan effort to fight against water pollution, Kitchens voted in favor of Assembly Bill 15, which he co-authored, banning the manufacturing and selling of consumer products containing microbeads.

  • Municipal News

    Town of Baileys Harbor:  Annual town meeting, 7 pm, April 21, town hall auditorium. Town of Brussels:  Annual town meeting, 7 pm, April 21, Brussels Community Center; monthly town board meeting takes place after the annual meeting.

  • Businesses Hiring International Students

    More than two million visitors cross the county line each year. The majority of those visitors arrive between May and October. The people who serve the millions are a temporary work force and many of them are international exchange students.

  • Sometimes Mother Nature Wins

    The annual ritual of trying to break up the ice in Gills Rock so commercial fishing boats can get to their docks took a twist last weekend, with three boats struggling to help each other off thick ice.

  • Bulletin

    WHAT HAPPENED • The Gibraltar Historical Association has received a mini-grant to support the purchase of preservation supplies and safe archival storage.

  • In Madison, County Leaders Lobby for Drinking Water Protection, Stewardship Fund

    The Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days will take place on April 15 and 16. More than 100 delegates consisting of business owners, residents and government department heads will get the chance to speak with legislators about the issues facing Door and Kewaunee Counties.

  • What To Do This Weekend In Door County: April 17 – 19

    We’re slowly inching closer to steadily warmer temperatures, which means plenty more opportunities and events are happening outdoors! Here are our top picks for live music, theater and the great outdoors this weekend in Door County …