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Volume 21, Issue 18 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Our Representatives in the News

    Representative Joel Kitchens Kitchens applauded the Joint Committee on Finance on May 5 after they voted to restore funding to the Wisconsin Fund, which is used by low-income households and small businesses to repair or replace failing private onsite wastewater treatment systems (POWTS).

  • The Quake Felt Around the World

      After the earthquake that shook his home country, Prem Lama listened through a fuzzy phone line as his family described the destruction to streets he ran through as a child.

  • Municipal News

    City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Zoning Board of Appeals meets at noon on May 12 in city council chambers. County of Door:  At the final meeting of the county’s Ad Hoc EMS Committee on May 6, the committee decided not to name a location for a future middle-north ambulance station but did recommend that the location be based on the volume of calls.

  • Wetland Home Troubles Conservationists

    The Door County Board of Adjustments approved a zoning variance for a residential lot in a wetland in Fish Creek at its April 28 meeting. The Gibraltar Plan Commission and Town Board previously did not support the petition.

  • Bulletin

    WHAT HAPPENED • The Town of Nasewaupee is the latest Door County community to be identified with Emerald Ash Borer infestation.

  • Big Ideas for Baileys Harbor

    The Baileys Harbor Plan Commission has sent two big proposals for the town board to consider at its next meeting at 6 pm on May 11. At its May 4 meeting, the Plan Commission heard a proposal to develop entry-level housing on two parcels of land the town is considering buying on the west side of Hwy.

  • Door County Half Marathon & Nicolet Bay 5k Results

    It was a beautiful morning on the Door Peninsula May 2 as thousands of runners and spectators gathered at Peninsula State Park for the Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k.

  • Tee Up for Ted

    On Jan. 5, 2015, the day after his 61st birthday, Ted Anderson was diagnosed with Stage 4A throat cancer. Doctors found the tumor sitting on top of his voice box.

  • Door County Baseball League Begins

    Schedule All games are played at 1:30 pm (unless noted otherwise) May 10 Egg Harbor @ Institute West Jacksonport @ Kolberg Maplewood @ Sister Bay Washington

  • High School Spring Athletics

    High school sports schedules.

  • Door County’s Work Force – The Pains of Growing Old

    Through the years of writing this column I have, on several occasions, commented on our peninsula’s aging population. Sometimes these comments have been humorous but, more often, they have expressed concern about our rapidly shrinking younger population base.

  • The Mountains of Door County

    We are forever impressed at the vast knowledge, patience and enthusiasm of our team of Information Specialists. They love a good challenge but, as we’re sure you know all too well, they are often asked the same battery of questions over and over again – and yet, they sincerely answer each one as if it was the first time it was being asked.

  • The Costs of Incivility

    Through a poll of 800 managers and employees in 17 industries, the Harvard Business Review learned just how people’s reactions play out among workers who’ve been on the receiving end of incivility:

  • Sparrows

    The first sparrows of the season have returned to our front yard, a Field Sparrow, a pair of Chipping Sparrows and a Song Sparrow back from the South to hopefully nest on our property.

  • 6,800 Trees Planted on Mink River Preserve

    In late April, RestoreDoor EcoLogical Services teamed up with Orrick Enterprises to plant 6,800 trees for the Nature Conservancy. Ten different species of native trees were planted on a 10-acre parcel of land that was recently added to the Mink River Preserve.

  • Article posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015 3:34pm

    A remarkable Hawaiian fish is able to climb waterfalls up to 300 feet high — against the current. Called the Nopili Rock-Climbing Goby (Sicyopterus stimpsoni), the fish (up to seven inches in length), uses its mouth and an ancillary sucker to inch its way upward over rock underlying the falls.

  • Climate Change Forum is May 9

    The Climate Change Coalition of Door County will present its second annual Climate Change Forum on May 9, at Stone Harbor Resort, 107 N. First Ave., Sturgeon Bay.

  • Celebrate Sustainability

    Celebrate sustainability at the 2015 Sustainable Living Fair June 5 & 6 at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. This year’s Friday night kick-off will be all about the Niagara Escarpment by bringing stories, recommendations and insights from the upcoming 2015 Sources of Knowledge Forum, titled “The Great Arc: Life on the (L)edge.

  • Invasive Species Volunteer Opportunities

    • Volunteers are needed for invasive species control and trail maintenance at The Rushes on Kangaroo Lake May 27-29. Those interested in volunteering can pick one, two or all three days to help.

  • Invasive Species Rules Revised

    A state law aimed at preventing the spread of invasive species and reducing their statewide impacts has been updated and following legislative approval went into effect May 1, 2015.

  • Celebrating a Healthy Commute

    Mental clarity, improved fitness, gas prices and maintenance costs all bubble up when talking about the benefits of commuting by bicycle. As the weather warms, more people are pumping up their tires to get around.

  • The Quintessential Volunteer

    If someone who knows Pat Horvath were asked to give one word that epitomizes her, it would likely be laughter or work. Her laugh is unmistakable and legendary.

  • Article posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015 3:11pm

    Two Baileys Harbor beauties share the spotlight in the hope they can continue to be together. Lola and Lily, each one-year-old, were surrendered in April.

  • Door County History in Pictures

    A group of anglers show off their perch catch in Gills Rock. Photo from the Wilmer Schroeder Collection, courtesy of the Door County Historical Museum, 18 North 4th Ave.

  • Life Notes

    BIRTH Clinton Tripplett and Shanda Levine, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a daughter born on May 1, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparent is Sue Leonardson, Sturgeon Bay. Paternal grandparent is Precious McNairy, Chicago. GRADUATION Patricia Jo Hovde, Sturgeon Bay, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology […]

  • Sign Up for Civility Project Training Session

    A two-hour training session for the Door County Civility Project has been scheduled for May 12, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, at the Get Real Café, 116 S. Madison Ave.

  • Time to Register for Peninsula Preschool

    Peninsula Preschool will hold an open registration for the 2015-16 school year on May 9, 9 to 10 am. Peninsula Preschool offers programs for children ages 3 to 5.

  • Buy Pancakes and Waffles for NDCC

    The Carroll House 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.

  • Jim Olson Motors Commits $50,000 to Boys & Girls Club

    Jim Olson Motors has committed $50,000 in the next five years to the Boys & Girl Club of Door County. This commitment includes being the presenting sponsor for the annual Boys & Girls Club golf outing at Horseshoe Bay in June for the next five years, along with a $25,000 pledge toward constructing a technology center at the new Boys & Girls Club in downtown Sturgeon Bay.

  • Learn to Use AED & Perform CPR

    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.

  • We Are HOPE Receives Sustainability Grant

    The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded We Are HOPE, Inc. a Sustainability Grant from the Education Fund. This grant provides one-to-one job coaching, training and education to assist individuals with disabilities in finding long-term employment.

  • Learn to Optimize Brain Health & Wellness

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs on May 31 at 4 pm with “A Little Magic Pill” at First Baptist Church in Sister Bay.

  • Southern Door FFA Students Successful at State Competition

    On April 24, 13 Southern Door FFA members competed in the State FFA Career Development Events hosted by University of Wisconsin – Madison. There were more than 1,200 students competing in 17 different contests.

  • LGBT Door County Celebrates Equality at Brewing Co.

    LGBT Door County presents “Equality Celebration, Tourism, Free Beer, Fun & Specials” on May 12, 4 – 6 pm, at Door County Brewing Co. in Baileys Harbor.

  • NWTC Auto Club Donates Minivan to We Are HOPE

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College automotive students donated a repaired 2007 Chrysler Minivan to We Are HOPE Inc. at the 29th annual NWTC Car Show and Swap Meet.

  • County Youth to Vist NYC

    Eleven youth from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Forestville and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Algoma will serve the people of New York City from June 11 – 17.

  • Eva Jade Webber Receives PMF Scholarship

    The Peninsula Music Festival has selected Eva Jade Webber, senior at Sturgeon Bay High School, as the recipient of their college scholarship. Each year the Peninsula Music Festival awards a $3,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who desires to further his or her education in music.

  • Southern Door Student Honored for Volunteer Service

    Austin Wheaton, Southern Door High School senior, has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama.

  • Learn to Start a Difficult Conversation

    Sometimes it is difficult to start the conversation with loved ones about end-of-life care. A good start would be attending “Life and Death Matters,” the seminar at Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church on May 21, 10 am – 2:30 pm.

  • Vinyl Night Draws In Record Enthusiasts

    If you’re looking for a throwback way to usher in your week, Vinyl Night at Benny D’z is the place to go. Since last November, the bar has been hosting this Sunday night special, led by vinyl enthusiast Teflon.

  • YMCA Introduces Hop the Gap Campaign

    Concerned about the health and achievement gaps many children face, particularly during the summer, the YMCA is launching a national campaign, Hop the Gap (hopthegap.

  • 15th Anniversary Celebration at Patricia Shoppe

    The iconic pink building that houses Egg Harbor’s Patricia Shoppe will be the scene of a 15th anniversary celebration on May 15. The store will be brimming with new spring and summer treasures, including women’s apparel, jewelry, accessories and shoes that have become fashion must-haves for Door County residents and visitors.

  • A Guide to Smartphone Photography

    The prevalence of smartphone technology has rapidly revolutionized the functionality of American culture. Telecommunication almost seems secondary to the international connectivity we have through social media and the fun we experience in gaming and entertainment apps.

  • Cherry Hills to Reopen May 15

    Cherry Hills Golf & Lodge has reopened its doors to golfers and the community with new management, a new look, updated pro shop and new sand in the bunkers.

  • DC Brewing Co. Releases Bare Bottom Madness

    Door County Brewing Co. announces the newest addition to their family: Bare Bottom Madness Pale Ale. Door County Brewing Co.’s pale ale is brewed with notes of grapefruit, citrus and pine with a touch of caramel malt for sweetness.

  • Maritime Museum and DC North Receive JEM Grants

    Door County is kicking off summer with the help of two Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grants, presented by Wisconsin Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett.

  • Visitor Spending Was Up in 2014

    Visitor spending in Door County was up $14.6 million dollars last year according to a report released today by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. Door County visitors spent $313.

  • Fish Creek Kite Co. Property is Sold

    After 16 years of success at the Fish Creek Kite Co., located at 3903 Hwy. 42 , Toby Schlick has retired and sold the property. Nick Dokolas, the owner of Glide N.

  • Van’s Lumber Hosts Customer Appreciation Day

    Van’s Lumber and Custom Builders will host its annual customer appreciation event on May 14, 10 am – 2 pm, at their Dyckesville location on East 176 County S.

  • Funds Available for Farmers Market SNAP Support Grants

    Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Under Secretary Kevin Concannon announced the availability of up to $3.3 million in competitive funding to support the ability of farmers markets to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits provided through the U.

  • Children’s Book Explores History of Rock Island

    After years of visiting Rock Island for camping trips during the summer, retired Green Bay educator Sandra Johnson combined her love of the island, poetry, history, art and music to create her children’s book, Wisconsin’s Rock Island – Images in Paintings and Verse.

  • Changing Faces of Door County’s Music and Theater Scenes

    There will be a number of new faces in Door County’s music and theater communities this season, as well as several familiar faces in new positions. Midsummer’s Music Festival Dr.

  • Amid Life Challenges, Algoma Couple Opens New Gallery

    Behind every major artistic endeavor is a story of inspiration and perseverance. So is the case for one Algoma couple who, when faced with seemingly insurmountable personal and professional challenges, sought out the silver lining – a silver lining that, earlier this month, presented itself as the city’s newest arts space, the James May Gallery.


    The 2015 We Are HOPE, Inc. team raised $3,376 for Door County charities as part of the 2015 Run For A Cause program at the Door County Half Marathon & Nicolet Bay 5k on Saturday, May 2.

  • Article posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12:28pm

    Dear Mary Pat, Two years ago, I was downsizing my space and gave some items and large framed pictures to my sister-in-law free of charge. I was happy she had use for them and that I was able to clear some space.

  • Overheard and Obsessions

    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 Sandra McMullen, of White Gull Inn!

    The coveted title of the Server of the Week Goes to Sandra McMullen, of White Gull Inn in Fish Creek! As the hostess and a waitress for more than 10 years, It’s the friendly visitors and locals that have kept her here.

  • Article posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12:16pm

    In 1999, the record for the men’s fastest mile time was set. Who accomplished this feat and what was his finish time?

  • DC String Academy Launches Fundraising Campaign

    The Door County String Academy is launching a major fundraising campaign. The String Academy, formerly the Peninsula Music Festival Youth String Program, is a stand-alone nonprofit that provides children in Door County with the opportunity to participate in string orchestras and learn to play string instruments.

  • Pro Arte Quartet to Open Midsummer’s Music Season

    On May 15, the world famous Pro Arte Quartet returns to Door County to kick off the Midsummer’s Music 25th Anniversary Season. The Pro Arte Quartet is often praised for its energy, precision and intensity.

  • Joint Concert with Trumpet Studio and Appletones

    Lawrence University’s Bj?rklunden will host a joint concert on May 10 at 1:30 pm. The trumpet studio of John Daniel will present a program of trumpet ensemble music, featuring the composer Eric Morales.

  • 2015 Pen Players Tickets Available

    Summer is quickly approaching and soon the calendar will be filled with events and things to do, so make sure to add Peninsula Players to your must-see list this summer.

  • “Maid to Marry” Performances to Begin at TAP

    Stage Door Theatre Company presents Maid to Marry, adapted and directed by James Valcq, May 1 – 31. A special pay-what-you-can performance is scheduled for May 13 at 7:30 pm.

  • Kids Invited to Join “Art on the Wild Side”

    “Art on the Wild Side” – the summer visual and performing arts day camp for ages 5 to 12 – will offer free programs at Peg Egan Performing Arts Center (PAC) in Egg Harbor, Southern Door Community Auditorium and Perry Park in Algoma this summer.

  • Coast Guard Utility Boat Lands at DCMM

    The last of the United States Coast Guard Utility Boat Large (UTB) has been placed on permanent display in front of the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Bird and Photo Op Hikes at The Ridges

    Join fellow birding enthusiasts for a Discovery Bird Hike into the woods, fields and waters around Baileys Harbor. Hikes, organized by The Ridges Sanctuary, begin at 6:30 am on May 9, 16 and 30.

  • Mother’s Day Wildflower Hike at Crossroads

    Celebrate Mother’s Day at Crossroads at Big Creek on May 10 with a Wildflower Hike. Join the naturalist in a one-hour hike to look for spring wildflowers.

  • Victory for Kirsch Gose

    Despite having been badly let down by a Victory beer last year, I did not hesitate to pick up a four-pack as soon as I saw Victory’s Kirsch Gose at my local.

  • Celebrate Mother’s Day with Small Forest

    Local progressive folk band Small Forest will perform at The Cookery on May 9 from 5 – 8pm in celebration of Mother’s Day weekend. Featuring the mother/daughter songwriting team of Jeanne Kuhns and Marybeth Mattson, Small Forest shares a view of the world in song through the eyes and hearts of two generations of women.

  • Nature Works Celebrates Kentucky Derby Southern Style

    Door County Nature Works hosted its first ever Kentucky Derby party on May 2, during which more than 120 Mint Juleps and 200 Derby pies were made and consumed by the end of the day.

  • Grand Opening at Toft House

    Baileys Harbor Visitor Center & Historical Society will host their Grand Opening at Toft House on May 8, 5 – 9 pm. Come and check out the new Visitor Center & Baileys Harbor Historical Society at 8061 Hwy.

  • Still Openings for Bj?rklunden Seminars

    There are still openings in Lawrence University’s 2015 summer seminar series at Bj?rklunden. Take a vacation with a focus. Choose from one or more of the following: June 14-19 • Class, Caste, and Calidad: Race and Ethnicity in Latin America June 21-26 • Learning the Language of the Earth: Recognizing Rocks and Minerals July 12-17 • The Book of Kells and the Golden Age of Irish Art • The Beatles…Four Lads Who Shook the World July 19-24 • A Guided Tour Through the History of the American Musical Theater • Rebels, Heretics, and Eccentrics in Jewish History July 26-Aug.

  • Celebrate PenArt’s Beginning

    Travel back to 1965 to experience the time of Peninsula School of Art’s founding. The school’s opening event will be May 22 from 6:30 to 8 pm with ‘60s era music and refreshments.

  • Mosaics for May

    The UU Gallery will be filled with color in May when Joseph Kaftan’s mosaics are exhibited. Kaftan received his BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and later studied graphic design at The American University.

  • Sharing the Beauty of the Landscape

    Bay Art Gallery accepted artwork from artist Sherri Thomas for the 2015 season. Thomas grew up in Kansas and Oklahoma but now resides in Wisconsin. During her years in Kansas, her family took long trips to visit relatives and her entertainment was looking out the window at the changing landscape and clouds.

  • From Sketchbooks to Final Works

    The Hope Church Gallery in Sturgeon Bay will feature 11 local artists in May. The group paints together Friday mornings with Dianne Saron as their leader.

  • Spring Exhibition to Open

    The community is invited to attend a reception on May 30 from 5 to 7 pm at the Door County Community Foundation to open the Spring Exhibition featuring works by artists Lynn Gilchrist and Chad Luberger.

  • Help Dedicate The Coop

    Join Write On for an afternoon of fun and celebration at their second annual open house on May 30, 1 – 4 pm. There will be live music by Jeanne Kuhns & Small Forest, Pete Thelen, Jay Whitney, Al DeGenova, Charlie Rossiter and Mark Raddatz; readings by contributors to Soundings: Door County in Poetry and from selected works of Norb Blei; and family-friendly activities.

  • Prizewinning Poet at UUF

    Robin Chapman will be the featured poet in the UU Fellowship’s Dickinson Poetry Series on May 13 at 7 pm. Chapman teaches poetry workshops in Door County and collaborates with physicists, photogravure artists, painters, and composers in her work.

  • Write On Workshops

    Write On, Door County announces an exciting line-up of writing classes and workshops for May. Classes are held at various locations throughout Door County and costs vary.

  • The Bestseller List

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr 2. The Girl On the Train, by Paula Hawkins 3. God Help the Child, by Toni Morrison 4. At the Water’s Edge, by Sara Gruen 5. A Spool of Blue Thread, by Anne Tyler HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. The Road to Character, by David […]

  • NEWS BULLETIN: MAY 1, 2015

    • 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.

  • What To Do In Door County This Weekend: May 8 – 10

    May is underway and the busy season awaits. In the meantime, check out some of our top picks for the weekend ahead: Friday, May 8 Toft House Grand Opening in Baileys Harbor: Come down and check out the new Visitor Center and Baileys Harbor Historical Society.

  • New Women’s Course Record Set During Half Marathon

    It was a beautiful morning on the Door peninsula as thousands of runners and spectators gathered at Peninsula State Park for the Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k.