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Volume 21, Issue 17 – Section 1

In this issue

  • 2015 Half Marathon LV

    A Run in the Park: Door County Half Marathon

    Just about 2,500 runners, 150 volunteers, some 4,000 - 6,000 spectators, park employees, and curiousity seekers will be entering Peninsula State Park.

  • New Baseball Program Forming

    The Ahnapee Trailblazers American Legion baseball program is having a second organizational meeting at 6 pm on May 3 in the Southern Door High School cafeteria.

  • Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament

    Joe Fischer from Hatley Wis., with his first-place winning 21.14-pound brown trout in the 27th annual Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament, held April 23 – 26.

  • High School Sports Schedule

    GIBRALTAR Baseball May 4 vs. Oconto, 4:30 pm May 7 vs. Sevastopol, 5 pm Golf May 5 @ Idlewild, 12:30 pm May 7 @ Idlewild, 4 pm May 8 @ Horseshoe Bay, 12 pm Girls Soccer May 1 @ Denmark, 4:30 pm May 4 @ Valders, 4:30 pm May 7 vs.

  • Door County Classic Results

    The Door County Classic – a track and field meet – was hosted by Gibraltar High School on April 27. Sevastopol, Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay competed in the meet.

  • Warm-up of Mayflowers

    Can you imagine school children of this day and age not wanting to hike into a woodland to search for “white stars,” “red Indian paint” and especially genuine “green dragons?” In fact I’ve even motivated most of the intensely peer-oriented junior high students I’ve taught in past years into looking forward to our field excursions of learning in the vibrant tapestry of the “spring woods awakening.

  • Manure and Sinkholes

    Our tourism-based county with scenic bluffs and panorama unfortunately has the distinction of having a disproportionate number of sinkholes and open rock crevices that offer a direct conduit to our groundwater aquifer.

  • In Search of Civility

    I’ve been battling with maintaining my weight for years and now I am finally in a program that works well. My in-laws recently invited my spouse and me over for a home-cooked meal.

  • Equal Pay Day

    Equal Pay Day was recognized on April 14, 2015. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.

  • Discourage Fraud By Asking Questions

    As we all know by now, the Door County Humane Society appears to have been the victim of fraud perpetrated by a former employee. Sadly, this is not the first time a local charity has been duped by shady individuals.

  • Wildlife Stamps

    Wisconsin artists will have until July 24 to submit artwork for the 2016 wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp design contests. Funds derived from the sale of these stamps will contribute to the restoration and management of thousands of acres of important wildlife habitat.

  • Hippocampus

    Deep in the brain is a small mass of neurons called the hippocampus. This structure provides us with memory. This year Dr. John O’Keefe and Drs. Edvard and May-Britt Mosser shared a Nobel Prize for showing that some in the brain are arranged in a way that lets the rest of the brain know its position in space.

  • Arbor Day Foundation Offers Tree-Care Booklet

    The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees. Anyone can receive Conservation Trees, a user-friendly booklet featuring illustrations, colorful photos and easily understood descriptions, by making a $3 donation to the foundation.

  • Invasive Species Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers are needed for Tuesday, May 14, to help scout for and hand-pull garlic mustard at The Nature Conservancy’s Mink River Preserve. Meet at the work site, slightly east of 1078 Crescent Lane, Ellison Bay, at 9 am for an approximately three-hour work session.

  • Public Growing Program Will Test Effect of Biochar

    Strike a kitchen match and let it burn halfway down. The blackened end is what is known as char. Inoculate it with a drop of fish emulsion and you have biochar, a substance that biochar advocate Tony Saladino says “can make a poor man feel rich.

  • myTEAM TRIUMPH Helps Disabled Athlete Join the Race

    Like many of those running in this weekend’s Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k in Peninsula State Park, Kayla Kudick signed up for the race “to try something new.

  • Life Notes

    BIRTHS Lee and Kristin Wachsmuth, Algoma, are the parents of a son who was born April 24, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Fix Your Friendly Outdoor Cats

    Two low-cost spay and neuter clinics will be offered this year for the first time, the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) announced. The two clinics, specifically for friendly outdoor cats, are the result of collaboration between DCHS, Door to Door Veterinary Services, Northern Door Pet Clinic, and Peninsula Veterinary Service.

  • Door County History in Pictures

    German POWs (prisoners of war) getting off the train in Sturgeon Bay in 1945. The POWs were brought to Door County to work on farms and orchards while the county’s young men were away fighting the war.

  • Pet Talk

    Q. Cinnamon, my 20-year-old cat, has some bad arthritis. Her legs bow out a bit and she moves very cautiously. What can I do for her? A. There are medications and supplements that may help Cinnamon.

  • Article posted Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:19am

    What’s fun about having a “Chiweenie?” First, just saying the word, but more importantly, the companionship of a Chihuahua/Dachshund mix who can’t wait to cuddle on the couch.

  • Underwater Time Capsules

    Two shipwrecks off the shores of Door County are nominated for state and national historic preservation. The nomination will be considered at the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Review Board Meeting on May 8 in Janesville.

  • Our Representatives in the News

    Governor Scott Walker Before Walker took the stage at 9:30 pm Saturday, April 25, at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s spring summit at the evangelical Point of Grace Church in Waukee, Iowa, he told reporters he’s holding out hope that the U.

  • Municipal News

    MUNICPAL NEWS County of Door:  The Highway Safety Commission meets at the Door County Justice Center at 9 am on May 5.

  • Climate Change and the Food Supply

    Professor Molly Jahn believes it is just a matter of time before Wisconsin politicians catch up to what many of their constituents have already discovered, that climate change is not a distant concept for future generations to deal with.

  • Jim Olson Auto Named Industry of the Year

    WHAT HAPPENED • The Door County Economic Development Corporation announced at its April 29 annual investors meeting at Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay that the Jim Olson Automotive Group is the winner of the Door County Industry of the Year Award and the Lautenbach family, owners of Orchard Country Winery & Market in Fish Creek, are the winners of the annual Door County Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

  • Volunteers Awarded at Golden Heart Celebration

    The Volunteer Center of Door County celebrated the 13th Annual Golden Heart Volunteer Celebration “Follow Your Heart” on April 23. Guests celebrated at the Stone Harbor Ballroom honoring the incredible work of Door County volunteers and the agencies they serve.

  • Samantha Spohn Receives Award for Aspirations in Computing

    Sevastopol High School student Samantha Spohn has received the 2015 Wisconsin NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing, and is also a national runner-up.

  • Stella Maris Hosts “Hospice Nurses & Heaven”

    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.

  • Sue Baldwin Fund Offers Breast Cancer Screening, Treatment and Care

    The Sue Baldwin Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit providing breast cancer screening, treatment and care for Door County residents who have an economic need.

  • Sunrise Ambassadors Help Out at Boys and Girls Club

    The Volunteer Ambassadors from Sunrise School recently worked on two important projects at the Boys and Girls Club of Door County. They helped paint the new cubbies for all the kids to store their things and created decorations for the Volunteer Center’s Golden Heart Volunteer Celebration.

  • Attend A Ladies High Tea

    On May 13, 1 – 3 pm, the Sister Bay Moravian Church will bring back the fashionable pastime of serving a Ladies High Tea. Fine teas, delectable savories and sweets will be served.

  • League of Women Voters to Hold Annual Meeting May 14

    The public is invited to join the League of Women Voters of Door County members for their annual meeting on May 14 at Mr. G’s Logan Creek Grille, 5897 Hwy.

  • Money Management Counselors Host Trolley Tour

    Money Management Counselors will host its third annual Gala Wine and Beer Tasting Trolley Tour on May 13, 5:30 – 9:30 pm. 5:30pm: Door County Trolleys will depart from the Stone Harbor parking lot on 1st Ave at 5:30 pm, and then travel to von Stiehl Winery and Ahnapee Brewery before heading back to Stone Harbor for tastings from Door Peninsula Winery, Door County Brewing Co.

  • Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Hosts Mental Health Presentation

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Door County Public Health Department’s Mental Health Focus Group is involved in some events to celebrate. Tara Meissner, author of Stress Fracture – A Memoir of Psychosis, will be at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay discussing her personal experience on May 11 at 6 pm.

  • Eat Waffles and Pancakes for NDCC

    The Carroll House restaurant in Sister Bay is having its annual pancake and waffle breakfast to benefit Northern Door Children’s Center (NDCC). On May 16, 7 am – 2 pm, the full menu is available, but 100 percent of all pancake and waffle sales will be donated to NDCC.

  • Students Honored at Rotary Fine Arts Award Luncheon

    Twenty students outstanding in instrumental and choral music, drama, forensics, art and journalism in Door County high schools were honored May 19 at the Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary Club’s 14th Annual Fine Arts Award Luncheon.

  • Community Clinic Begins Women to Women Cancer Support Group

    The Community Clinic of Door County welcomes women who have been diagnosed with cancer and are in the process of cancer treatment or have completed treatment to the new Women to Women cancer support group.

  • Three Students Receive Bordui Foundation Scholarships

    Isabeau Hitzmann, Katherine Scheer and Sylvia Hauser, seniors at Sturgeon Bay High School, have been named winners of the 2015 Bordui Foundation scholarship competition.

  • Door County People of Faith Continues to Meet at Glas

    Door County People of Faith church began meeting upstairs at Glas Coffeehouse on Jan. 18, and is delivering on its promise to support nonprofit community lifelines in Sturgeon Bay and throughout Door County.

  • SBVC Receives Donation for Jazz on Jefferson

    Andrew Goodman, executive director of the Golden Living Center – Dorchester, recently presented Fred Young, board president of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, with a $1,000 donation to benefit Sturgeon Bay’s annual Jazz on Jefferson Street Festival.

  • Gibraltar Student Council Creates Scholarship Fund

    Gibraltar High School Student Council members are working to help their active, deserving members pay for post high school education through a new scholarship program.

  • “Men Mentoring other Men” Presentation Hosted by United Methodist Church

    United Methodist Church of Sturgeon Bay will host a “Men Mentoring other Men” presentation on May 9, 11 am – 2 pm. All men are invited to hear Harry F.

  • Adopt a Flower Pot in Sturgeon Bay

    A number of flower pots are available for adoption from the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center. By adopting a flower pot, individuals elect to purchase and plant flowers in a sidewalk flower pot which contributes to the overall beatification of Sturgeon Bay.

  • Do You Know a Helpful Heart?

    The Lakeshore Community Action Program is planning its Helpful Hearts Volunteer Celebration. Last year saw the good work of hundreds of individuals and volunteer groups in our community.

  • Districts to Use Common School Fund Library Aid

    Public school districts throughout the state will share $35.5 million in library aid, which was paid April 27 from the Common School Fund, the only state funding specifically designated for the purchase of materials for school libraries.

  • White Gull Inn to be Featured on “Discover Wisconsin”

    Eight restaurants across the state are featured in an upcoming episode of the nation’s longest-running tourism TV Show, Discover Wisconsin, including the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek.

  • A Cut Above Salon Opens at Top of the Hill Shops

    Joni Witalison and Jessica Steele-Haslep have recently opened A Cut Above salon at the Top of the Hill Shops in Fish Creek. Witalison, owner and barber/cosmetologist, has more than 20 years experience and is Schwartzkopf Master Color Certified.

  • Cindy Weber Named CEO of Sunshine House

    Cindy Weber was recently named the new president and CEO of Sunshine House. Weber is a Door County native and life-long resident of the area with a long history of giving back to the community and working with not-for-profit organizations.

  • Sandpiper to Reopen at Maxweltons May 1st

    The Sandpiper restaurant is coming back to Baileys Harbor. Join Rosemary, Cassie and their staff, for breakfast upstairs at Maxwelton Braes. The Sandpiper at Maxwelton Braes will be open daily for breakfast starting May 1, 7 am – noon.

  • MDCMC Named Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

    For the fifth consecutive year, Ministry Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay, was named one of the iVantage HEALTHSTRONG Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States.

  • Processor Grants Available for Dairy Farmers

    Wisconsin dairy processors are invited to apply for the Grow Wisconsin Dairy 30x20 Processor Grants. The grants are intended to foster innovation, improve profitability and sustain the long-term viability of Wisconsin’s dairy processing facilities.

  • Tweak Adds Erika Block to Marketing Team

    With nearly two decades of experience in the advertising and marketing industry, Erika Block will join the Tweak team in a variety of roles. Block began her career as a graphic designer, working her way to art director before leaving the corporate scene in 2008.

  • Newly Hired Principal Excited for Future

    The first thing the new principal of Gibraltar High School would like everyone to know is the pronunciation of his first name. “It is kind of unique.

  • Brown, Green and White

    So many breweries, so little time… I had never heard of Badger State Brewing until I saw a bright display of three of their beers in 16-ounce cans. After I picked up one of each style, I learned they operate out of Green Bay’s Lambeau Field District.


    The third graders at Sevastopol Elementary presented their annual Living Wax Museum on Thursday, April 23 in the Sevastopol multi-purpose room. Students chose a historical figure to research while creating a poster, stamp and essay on their individual.

  • Article posted Wednesday, April 29, 2015 3:10pm

    Dear Mary Pat, My ex-husband’s father just passed away and I don’t know whether to attend the memorial or not. His father and I were close during the 16 years we were married, however, I don’t want to be disrespectful to him or his new wife.

  • Overheard and Shout Outs

    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?

  • Congratulations to Dan Christy, of von Stiehl Winery!

    There’s a friendly face behind the counter at von Stiehl, His name is Dan Christy – the assistant manager and designer. He manages the website, social media and tastings with zeal, The experience he gives customers couldn’t be finer.

  • Article posted Wednesday, April 29, 2015 3:06pm

    This week’s question: Out of his 153 movies, in how many did John Wayne play the leading role? Answer: In next week’s issue. Last week’s question: How many hearts does an earthworm have? Answer: Five

  • New and Familiar Acts in Peg Egan Summer Concert Series Lineup

    The Peg Egan Performing Arts Center announces a crowd-pleasing line-up of nationally acclaimed artists for its 2015 Summer Concert Series. Performing on the center’s stage will be WIFEE and the HUZzBAND, Janet Planet Jazz Trio, Jimmy LaFave Band, The Hunts, Late Night Catechism, Switchback, The Nylons, Dailey & Vincent, The Oak Ridge Boys and Tab Benoit.

  • Rushad Eggleston to Perform at Frozen Spoon

    Rushad Eggleston will be in the county performing at a couple venues in May: May 5 at Sevastopol School and May 8 at Frozen Spoon in Sturgeon Bay. Eggleston is a revolutionary cellist, poet, and composer who has mystified audiences in all 50 states and 18 countries with his genre breaking style of wild wizardry.

  • “Spring Locavore” Culinary Weekend Set for June 5-7

    Door County Chef Terri Milligan is lending her culinary expertise to guests of The Eagle Harbor Inn. Her “Spring Locavore” Culinary Weekend is slated for June 5 – 7.

  • Typical Summer Schedule Begins at Junction Center Yoga

    As the weather warms and more people return to Door County, Junction Center Yoga is offering two Saturday morning yoga classes each week. The typical summer schedule began on April 25 with Level 2 Yoga from 7:30 – 9 am and Level 1 Yoga from 9:30 – 11 am.

  • The Clearing Releases Summer and Fall Workshop Schedule

    The Clearing Folk School introduces this year’s schedule of one and two-day summer and fall Workshop Program classes. Classes begin June 16 and run through Nov.

  • Sevastopol Celebrates Arbor Day

    Dick and Joan Baudhuin were guests of honor during the annual Arbor Day Celebration at Sevastopol Elementary School on Friday, April 24. Sevastopol 4th graders planted a tree in honor of the Baudhuins during the celebration.

  • All Ages Invited to Frog Walk at The Ridges

    It’s often said that in the spring a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of love – well, so do those of awakening lovesick amphibians. Early spring is mating season for frogs and toads, and the wetlands fill with peeping, trilling and quacking as the males seek out their sweethearts.

  • “Extremophiles” to be Discussed at Crossroads

    So how diverse is life on Earth? The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society (DPAS) lecture at Crossroads at Big Creek on May 5 at 7 pm will discuss “Extremophiles,” organisms that live on Earth in conditions so extreme that is hard to fathom how they survive.

  • Take to the Sky During Young Eagles Rally

    Area youngsters ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on May 16, as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Warbirds Squadron hosts a Young Eagles Rally at the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport.

  • Free Theater Tickets for Door County Students

    Northern Sky Theater, the new name of American Folklore Theater, in partnership with Door Shakespeare will once again invite all Door County students to a complimentary evening of entertainment under the stars.

  • Pro Arte Quartet Returns for Pre-Midsummer’s Music Season

    Midsummer’s Music welcomes back the world-renowned Pro Arte Quartet for a special pre-season concert appearance on May 15 at 7:30 pm at the Ephraim Moravian Church.

  • Tickets Available for Birch Creek 2015 Season

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center is pleased to announce that tickets for the 2015 concert season are now available for purchase at

  • Door Shakespeare Announces 2015 Cast

    Door Shakespeare is proud to announce play selections and casting for the 2015 summer season. Door Shakespeare will present William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest in the Garden at Björklunden in Baileys Harbor, running July 3 through Aug.

  • Midsummer’s Music Festival Announces 25th Season

    Each summer a group of world-class musicians from organizations such as the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Chicago Philharmonic, Pro Arte Quartet and the Aspen Music Festival join together in Door County to form Wisconsin’s premier chamber music ensemble at the Midsummer’s Music Festival.

  • Spring Clean with Pen Players

    Peninsula Players will host its annual Spring Clean Day on May 9 at 9 am. This annual event kicks off the re-opening of the theater’s campus and volunteers are needed to help prepare the Players property for the 2015 season.

  • New Space for Fine Line

    The addition of a new gallery, new artists, and four season exhibits are just three of the many things Fine Line Designs Gallery is excited about this season.

  • Opening with New Works

    On May 1, Woodwalk Gallery, located just south of Egg Harbor, begins its 22nd season, open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Fifty-three artists in all media are represented, highlighted by the ethereal landscape paintings of owner/artist Margaret Lockwood.

  • Don’t Forget About Mom

    Just in time for Mother’s Day gift giving, the artists of Greco Gallery have plenty of fresh new spring creations for you to discover. Glass artist Kimberly Lyon takes photographs of her glass melts and prints them onto canvases and jewelry – now her prints are also available on scarves, bags, and clutches.

  • Exciting Inaugural Season

    Cappaert Contemporary Gallery is a new gallery opening May 7 in the former Dovetail Gallery space in Egg Harbor. Ginnie Cappaert, the new owner, is excited to represent 30 regional and national artists working in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, glass, clay and jewelry.

  • Painting Demonstration

    Award-winning painter Jason Prigge will be at Bay Art Gallery on May 9, 2 – 4 pm, for a live painting demonstration. There’s no better way to celebrate the return of spring to the county than watching the development of an original piece of fine art.

  • Students Show and Share

    The Miller Art Museum (MAM) revealed the award winners of the 41st Annual Salon of Door County High School Art during a public reception April 20. It was a packed house as students, parents, relatives and the community were present for the awards presentation.

  • Sign-Up for Summer Studios

    Registration is now open for the 2015 Summer Studios for Young Artists program at the Peninsula School of Art. The program features nearly 40 classes for children ages 3½ to 17 and their families – including the Relate & Create workshops, where families participate in the workshop together.

  • Sample Sale at Turtle Ridge

    The Mother’s Day sale at Turtle Ridge starts with an online sale of selected bags and fiber art at After a winter of designing new work, their unique samples are a great way to treat Mom to affordable pieces that are functional and fun.

  • Time for a Tour

    The Door County Potters Guild will hold its annual tour and open house on May 2 and 3, 10 am – 5 pm. Visit each of the seven member potteries as they exhibit their take on the cup – the featured form for the 2015 tour.

  • The Bestseller List

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin 2. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt 3. Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger 4. Euphoria, by Lily King 5. Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown 2. We Should All Be […]

  • Let Loose: A guide to loose leaf tea

    Although your cup of Joe may get you going in the morning, there is one beverage that is far more widely consumed for its caffeine and antioxidant properties: tea.

  • TAP brings Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” to stage

    Our Town, Thornton Wilder’s most renowned and most frequently performed play, will bring its minimalist approach and universal appeal to the stage of Third Avenue Playhouse as this spring’s StageKids production May 1 – 3.

  • Solving the Lyric Conundrum With Instrumental Music

    Confession: I’m not very good at listening to lyrics, but I’m pretty good at listening to music. It takes a conscious effort for me to actually pay attention to what a singer is singing and I’ll admit, I often look back in horror at the songs I liked as a young child and the true meaning of what they were singing (listen to any Third Eye Blind song for an example of this).

  • Gibraltar School To Host First Community-Wide Book Fair

    Before bidding the students of Gibraltar farewell for the summer, the secondary school’s Director of Informational and Technology Services, Kinga Jacobson, will make a big push for staying in touch with reading with the first Community Wide Book Fair, May 4 – 14.

  • myTEAM TRIUMPH Helps Disabled Athlete Join the Race

    Like many of those running in this weekend’s Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k in Peninsula State Park, Kayla Kudick signed up for the race “to try something new.

  • Questions & Artists: Lynn Dunbar

    I found Lynn Dunbar while looking at the work of some of the invited artists in last year’s Door County Plein Air Festival. I was drawn to her work because of it being, as she says, “a bit off-kilter."

  • What To Do In Door County This Weekend: May 1 – 3

    This weekend includes one of the great races in the Midwest – the Door County Half Marathon in Peninsula State Park on Saturday. Looking for something to do after you cross the finish line (or after you’re done cheering on someone who has)? Look no further than our Calendar of Events.