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Volume 21, Issue 22 – Section 1

In this issue

  • The Season Begins

    The Door County Destroyers won their second and final pre-season game at home at the Baileys Harbor Rec Park on May 30, defeating the Southern Lakes Blue Devils 38-6.

  • Run for Funds

    Washington Island is buzzing with excitement about this year’s Rec Run/Fund Run Challenge on July 25 at 10 am. Participants are registering and gathering sponsorships so they can be part of this historical challenge that will raise up to $200,000 for Trueblood Performing Arts Center, The Washington Island Foundation, Inc.

  • Ephraim Yacht Club Events

    • Bridge Lessons: Bridge Lessons begin the week of Monday, June 8. For any questions regarding Bridge, contact Suzanne Lisle at [email protected] • Racing Season: EYC’s summer racing series begins Saturday, June 13, with the Flying Scot Saturday Series, followed by a Flying Scot Tuning Clinic at noon.

  • New Fisheries Rules

    Proposals to simplify trout rules, boost panfish populations on roughly 100 lakes statewide and bring consistency to some fishing regulations on Wisconsin waters bordering Minnesota gained approval from the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board.

  • Northern Door Volleyball League

    Standings, results and schedule.

  • 2015 Women’s Double Header League Softball

    Standings, results and schedule.

  • 2015 Nor-Door Little League

    Results and schedule.

  • High School Spring Athletics

    Varsity sports schedules from county high schools.

  • Door County League Baseball

    Standings, results and schedule.

  • Silent Sports: An everyman’s buyer’s guide

    In the world of silent sports, no one has all of the gear. There are always better bike parts, newer shoes or a more expensive paste for getting a wetsuit off quickly (I simply prefer Vaseline).

  • Aerial Flowers: Butterflies

    Yesterday, May 26, 2015, I saw my second butterfly of the season, a Common Sulphur. A Mourning Cloak was the first. Few wild creatures interest and excite me more than gentle, common and beautiful butterflies.

  • The Perils of Online Plagiarism or Giving Gene Ziegler the Credit He Deserves

    One of the drawbacks to our interconnectedness is that an individual’s creative work is often shared and re-shared and re-shared and, eventually, the creative mind behind the original idea or work is lost.

  • Tale of Two Peninsulas

    The Door Peninsula and the Bruce Peninsula are kin in environmental, geologic, economic and community aspects across the tops of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.

  • Dedicated to Conservation and the Community

    On May 22, the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology (WSO) honored Roy and Charlotte Lukes with the Samuel D. Robbins Lifetime Achievement Award. The Lukes have been invaluable in assisting WSO with its mission – “Promoting the enjoyment, study, and conservation of Wisconsin’s birds.

  • Eating Green

    Although the term “superfood” is a just marketing ploy with no backing in science, there are few things that fit that title more closely than quinoa. This ancient seed is not to be confused with typical grains or cereals.

  • Article posted Thursday, June 4, 2015 2:47pm

    Unintended consequences. Decades ago, a chemical plant in St. Louis, Mich., produced DDT. The insecticide, now banned in the U.S., remains pervasive in the city of 7,000 – at very high levels.

  • Meet the ODBS Raptors

    Join the Friends of Whitefish Dunes State Park for a meet and greet with raptors from the Open Door Bird Sanctuary (ODBS) in Jacksonport from noon to 2 pm on Sunday, June 7.

  • Produce, Plants and Other Products

    Plans are well underway for the upcoming season of the Jacksonport Farmers Market. The market will begin June 9 at Lakeside Park in Jacksonport and will be held every Tuesday from 9 am to 1 pm through October, as weather permits.

  • New Support for Biofuels

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest up to $100 million in a Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership to support the infrastructure needed to make more renewable fuel options available to American consumers.

  • Energy Fair Educational Opportunities

    This is the 26th year that The Energy Fair is taking place in Custer, Wis. Attendees can choose from more than 250 free, one-hour workshops with topics ranging from sustainable agriculture to harnessing wind for energy.

  • Tractor Beam Me Up, Freddie

    Besides being immortalized as an authentic Door County character by Norb Blei, Freddie Kodanko has a beer named after him (Door County Brewing’s Polka King Porter), and an annual June tractor ride held in his memory.

  • Article posted Thursday, June 4, 2015 2:30pm

    Bon-Bon anyone? No, not the delectable chocolate, but a regal feline named Bon-Bon currently living at the Door County Humane Society and looking for a loving home.

  • Door County History in Photos

    When there were county schools in each of the towns, all the students went to Sturgeon Bay for graduation at the high school and then walked over to St.

  • Life Notes

    BIRTHS Steve and Kim Thomas, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a son born on May 29, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Amanda Rincones and John Anschutz, Forestville, are the parents of a son born on May 26, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Rick […]

  • Learn How to Use AED and 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 on June 14, 1 – 5 pm.

  • YMCA Reaches 2015 Annual Campaign Goal

    The Door County YMCA offers its thanks and deep appreciation to the many supporters, donors and community volunteers whose generosity and hard work raised $525,167 to support their Annual Campaign (formerly known as Strong Kids).

  • Hunter Education Course Offered at Peninsula Gun Club

    The Peninsula Gun Club of Fish Creek is offering a DNR-certified Wisconsin Basic Hunter Education Course. Classes will be held in the evening from 6 – 8:30 pm on July 21, 23, 28, 30 and Aug.

  • Community Invited to Baylake Bank Shred Day

    In support of combating identity theft, the public is invited to the Baylake Bank Community Shred Day on June 6, 9:30 – 11:30 am. The event will be held in the Baylake Bank Employee Parking Lot in Sturgeon Bay (enter from Jefferson Street, exit on 3rd Avenue).

  • Vacation Bible School Begins June 15

    Community Vacation Bible (CVB) School will be held June 15 – 19, 9 am – 12 pm, with the closing program and picnic at 11:30 am on June 19. The 2015 theme is “Holy Aliens – No Lion, God Will Talk Care of You.

  • Advance Directives is Next CHIP Topic

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with the first of a three-part program on advance directives.

  • Pine Crest Sponsors Harmony by the Bay Concert Series

    For the third consecutive year, Pine Crest Village Assisted Living is the Platinum Sponsor for the Harmony by the Bay summer concert series at Martin Park in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Volunteers Awarded at Helpful Hearts Banquet

    On May 20, Lakeshore Community Action Program Inc. hosted the second annual Helpful Hearts Volunteer Appreciation Banquet at Holiday Inn. Six awards are given in the following categories: building, helping and teaching.

  • NWTC Diesel Program Becomes Re-Accredited

    The Diesel Equipment Technology program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s Sturgeon Bay campus has been re-accredited by the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED).

  • Make it Funky

    There is a group of people online who call themselves an underground cookie community. They are hundreds of women (and one man) who design cookies and share their recipes and techniques across social media.

  • Introducing Peninsula Filmworks

    Peninsula Filmworks combines three Door County story tellers to bring local people, businesses, and stories to video on the web.

  • Entering a New Era

    Baseball has given Door County more memorable characters than any other sport. Certain men have gained notoriety on the diamonds throughout the peninsula at all levels of play, especially those who have been coaches.

  • Legislative Action Slides Teacher Standards Toward Bottom

    Major changes to teacher licensing voted into the 2015-17 state budget, without a hearing, puts Wisconsin on a path toward the bottom, compared to the nation, for standards required of those who teach at the middle and high school level.

  • Giving Back through a Service Club

    At the entrance of many a town you’ll see their signs at the city limits. They’re proudly proclaiming that there’s a group of volunteers here working hard for the benefit of the community they love.

  • Maxwell’s House is a Retail Star for “Home Accents Today”

    Maxwell’s House was named one of Home Accents Today’s 50 Retail Stars for 2015 by editors of the premier trade magazine for the home accents industry.

  • Donald L. Renfrew Named Fellow in American College of Radiology

    Donald L. Renfrew, M.D., was recently inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Radiology during their May meeting in Washington, D.C. Renfrew is a partner at Radiology Associates of the Fox Valley and provides radiology services at Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Job Seekers Invited to Kewaunee County Job and Career Fair

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is inviting job seekers and employers to the 2015 Kewaunee County Job and Career Fair on June 23, 4 – 6 pm. The fair is free to both employers and the public.

  • USDA Accepting New Offers for CRP

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that an additional 800,000 acres of highly environmentally sensitive land may be enrolled in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) under certain wetland and wildlife initiatives that provide multiple benefits on the same land.

  • Producers Encouraged to Enroll in Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Brad Pfaff, recently announced that producers who apply for FSA farm loans also will be offered the opportunity to enroll in new disaster loss protections created by the 2014 Farm Bill.

  • Learn about Work Force Training Grant Opportunities

    On June 11, 8 – 9 am, the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC), Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) and the state Department of Workforce Development invite interested parties to learn about new work force training grant opportunities for businesses.

  • New Loan Program from Lakeshore CAP

    Current business owners and new entrepreneurs in Northeastern Wisconsin can make use of a loan program administered by Lakeshore Community Action Program (CAP), Inc.

  • Off the Grill

    There are very few things that conjure up the image of summer quite like a barbecue grill. In honor of summer being just on the horizon (and grills taking the place of those beloved winter crockpots), we bring you one of our favorite past Door County Living recipes – shish kebabs.

  • Can You Fly?

    My first sip of the eagerly anticipated Wee Heavy Scotch-Style Ale from AleSmith was a disappointment, not on their part, but on my own. I bought the bomber bottle and stuck it in the refrigerator.

  • FRAMED

    For their last week of school, the kids of Peninsula Preschool enjoyed exploring the grounds and feeding the animals of Plum Loco Animal Farm in Egg Harbor.

  • Article posted Thursday, June 4, 2015 11:46am

    Dear Miss Manners, I've been invited to at least a dozen graduation parties in the near future. As I check into my bank account at this point in the season, it's pretty slim.

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves

    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 Quinn Hartel, of Artists Guild!

    If you’re looking for some paper, art supplies or paint, Stop by Artists Guild in downtown Sturgeon Bay. You will likely be helped by Quinn Hartel at the front desk, A happy-go-lucky guy whose upbeat personality is just the best! Quinn is Artists Guild’s jack-of-all-trades, Helping customers, doing social media, photographing artwork, and setting up beautiful window displays.

  • Article posted Thursday, June 4, 2015 11:40am

    This week’s question: What color berry does coffee start out as? Answer: In next week’s issue. Last week’s question: The set used for Sherlock’s home in the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes was also used for a character’s home of what 2007 movie? Answer: Harry Potter: The Order of the Phoenix (it was used for Sirius’ […]

  • The Importance of PGA

    As spring is ending and summer nears, many of you are dusting off your golf clubs for the first time. If this is the case for you, make your first few trips to the practice range more fun and beneficial by paying close attention to a few fundamentals known as PGA – Posture, Grip and Alignment.

  • Playing in Pink

    Golfers were going for par clad in pink during the annual Pink Classic Golf Tournament on May 31 at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club. Rounds were played to benefit the Sue Baldwin Fund, helping Door County residents who are fighting breast cancer.

  • Register for Golf Challenge

    The Door Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership (DKBEP) and the Door County Home Builders Association (DCHBA) are partnering together again for their annual golf outing fundraiser at the Orchards Golf Course in Egg Harbor.

  • IDLEWILD GOLF LEAGUE RESULTS

    Senior League (May 28) • Best Scores: Bob Nelson 45, Pete Hegrenes 45, Ken Larson 48, Bob Ellison 48, Wayne Turk 48, Bill Albert 48, Earl Neinas 49, and Leo DeLair 49.

  • UPCOMING EVENTS

    June 17: 13th Annual Golf Outing to Benefit The American Cancer Society, The Orchards at Egg Harbor, 11 am June 28: 6th Annual Peninsula Big Cup Scramble,

  • Guerilla Yoga at Martin Park

    Shalyn Rose hopes to encourage everyone to practice guerilla yoga beyond typical studio walls, especially outdoors in the fresh air and bathed in sunshine.

  • Crossroads at Big Creek Hosts Sustainable Living Fair

    Crossroads and Heritage Village at Big Creek are honored to host the Sustainable Living Fair on June 5 & 6. This year’s Friday night kick-off will focus on the Niagara Escarpment, recounting the stories, recommendations, and insights from the recent 2015 Sources of Knowledge Forum, titled “The Great Arc: Life on the (L)Edge.

  • Some Room Left for Lighthouse Fest Tours

    Few things are more closely linked to Door County than its lighthouses. With 11 in all, there are few places in the country where these celebrated sentinels are more concentrated than on the Door Peninsula.

  • Entries Needed for Olde Ellison Bay Days Parade

    In keeping with the “Old Fashioned Fun” theme of this year’s Olde Ellison Bay Days festival, vintage vehicles are being sought to join in the Grand Parade on June 27.

  • Orchid Propagation Workshop at The Ridges

    Environmental scientist and botanist Melissa Curran will conduct two programs for The Ridges this month. As part of the organization’s Lake Lessons series, she will present “Protecting Wisconsin’s Native Orchids” at The Ridges on June 11, 7 pm at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall.

  • Three Events, One Day in Sister Bay

    Come to Sister Bay on June 13 and experience three different events in one day at Waterfront Park. Start by trying out kayaking or stand up paddleboarding at Paddlefest from 11 am – 4 pm at the Sister Bay Beach.

  • “Methuselah’s Guide to Online Dating” Premiere at TAP

    Third Avenue Playhouse and Riverway Studio presents a world premiere theatrical event - Methuselah’s Guide to Online Dating for Those with Reading Glasses.

  • Rogue Theater Brings “Riverside Drive” to Stage

    Woody Allen’s brand of quirky, intellectual, biting humor is being brought to the stage in Rogue Theater’s production of Riverside Drive. Bestselling playwright James Swain (played by Marcel Bruyere) finds himself in a secluded setting alongside The Hudson River in New Jersey.

  • Birch Creek Begins 40th Year of Concerts

    2015 marks a major milestone for Birch Creek Music Performance Center as it begins its 40th year of concerts, which showcase some of the world’s top artists in percussion, steel pan, symphony and jazz.

  • Steel Bridge Songfest Celebrates 10 Years in 2015

    Steel Bridge Songfest 2015, held June 11 – 14, marks the festival’s 10th anniversary. Festivities begin on June 11 with Door County Appreciation Night.

  • Roots Music from Dead Pigeons at Beer Fest

    The Door County Beer Festival is bringing two great roots bands to the stage in Baileys Harbor on June 20. The Dead Pigeons ride the gravelly tones of lead singer Drew Peterson and a group of dedicated musicians who put on a show that can be part barn dance and part bar brawl.

  • Upcoming Lineup for Cookery Music Series

    The June schedule for The Cookery’s Wine Bar Music Series includes Julian Hagen on June 10, Katie Lott and George Sawyn on June 18, and Highland Road on June 25.

  • Dual Listening Party at Studio 330

    Studio 330 in Sturgeon Bay welcomes music lovers to the studio to check out the brand new recordings of Randy Bruce and local band Small Forest from 5 – 8 pm on June 6.

  • JHS to Spend Afternoon at Simon Creek Winery

    Join the Jacksonport Historical Society for a relaxing Sunday afternoon at Simon Creek Winery, 5896 Bochek Road, on June 7 at 12 pm. The afternoon will begin with a tour led by Tim Lawrie, founder of Simon Creek Winery.

  • Nancy Akerly to Lead Classes at Eclectics

    Summer classes will soon be held at Eclectics, a new gallery space in Baileys Harbor. Nancy Akerly sells her marbled boxes and journals at the Baileys Harbor shop, and will show class participants her techniques.

  • The Power of Horse Sense

    Lynn Schuster of Sturgeon Bay recently created a new business, Animal Spirit Talker, to share her telepathic animal communicator abilities through group classes and individual sessions.

  • Paintings, Ceramics and Fiber Art

    Fine Line Designs Gallery’s 2015 season continues with Exhibit II, featuring the work of fiber artist Martha Fieber, oil painter Frankie Johnson, acrylic painter Richard Patt, and ceramic artist Renee Schwaller.

  • Sharing Greco’s Space

    There’s a metamorphosis happening in Greco Gallery. The collective gallery is transforming to share space with SOURCED, a new venture by member artist Katie Starr.

  • Memories and Impressions

    Sister Bay artists Dave Tilton and Paula Oeler announce that two of their new collaborative works “Red Bud” and “Dedicated Followers of Fashion” have been selected for the Eighth Annual North of the 45th Juried Exhibition held June 5 – July 26 at the DeVos Art Museum in Marquette, Michigan.

  • County Etchings

    Come see the newest etchings from artist Erin Nolan now on display at Plum Bottom Pottery and Gallery. Long time Plum Bottom artist Nolan has expanded her artistic horizons with a collection of dry point etchings of classic Door County scenes.

  • Healing Arts

    Bren Sibilsky, an Algoma sculptor, received two awards in the recent Manhattan Arts International show The Healing Power of ART. The show’s purpose is to promote the scientifically proven fact that art heals by transforming one’s physiological state and perception.

  • Redefining Clip-On Earrings

    Angela Lensch Gallery has a variety of clip-on earring options for all those women out there without pierced ears. Nearly all of Lensch’s handmade earrings can be converted to clip-ons.

  • Jewelry for a Good Cause

    For the second year in a row Patricia Shoppe of Egg Harbor has commissioned a piece of jewelry commemorating Door County nature and raising funds for local organizations.

  • Door County Photography Reception

    Join Bay Art Gallery on June 6, 4 – 6 pm, for their fine art photography reception. Discover the wonderful world of photography and mingle with artists Denny Moutray, Martha Coaty and Len Villano.

  • Brits Descend on Council

    Sturgeon Bay Police Chief Arleigh Porter and Mayor Thad Birmingham are now proud owners of custodian helmets, the official name of the headgear worn by English patrol officers.

  • Representatives in the News

    Representative Joel Kitchens Kitchens voiced his strong support for the Joint Finance Committee’s (JFC) decision to reject the Governor’s proposed moratorium on land purchases and restore bonding authority to the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.

  • Municipal News

    City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Finance and Purchasing & Building committees meet at 4 pm on June 9. County of Door:  The Board of Health meets at 4 pm on June 8.

  • Healthy Water Door County Launched

    One of the potentially largest water testing programs in the state is being held in Door County, thanks to Healthy Water Door County, a new fund launched by the Door County Community Foundation (DCCF).

  • Groundbreaking Set for Habitat’s 38th Door County Home

    Habitat for Humanity will have a ceremonial groundbreaking celebration on Wednesday, June 10, at 5 pm at 822 E. Galley Place, Sturgeon Bay.  The family, community leaders, Habitat staff and volunteers are invited to kick off Door County Habitat for Humanity’s 38th home build.

  • Bulletin

    WHAT HAPPENED • Governor Scott Walker has approved $5.9 million to install approximately 3,200 I-41 interstate shield signs along 180 miles of roadway.

  • Paintings and Porcelain

    The Spring Exhibition at the Door County Community Foundation features the works of artists Lynn Gilchrist and Chad Luberger. Gilchrist is native of Lake Bluff, Illinois, and now lives in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Harnessing the Wind

    A husband/wife team is now being featured at Cappaert Contemporary Gallery in Egg Harbor. Ken and Sue Mortinson spend their days working together on their Metal Kinetic Wind Art and are showing their sculptures in Door County for the first time.

  • Photography Duo

    A husband and wife photography team is featured in the Door County Art League Gallery for June 6 – 12. For Steven and Arlene Stanger of Baileys Harbor their artistic vision is as varied as the lenses through which they interpret the world.

  • Beauty in Nature

    The UU Gallery is excited to feature photographs by Dan Eggert in June. Dividing his time between Door County and Lake Tahoe, Cali., freelance photographer Dan Eggert is in constant movement – always exploring, traveling, and striving to capture life’s unexpected moments.

  • Art for Paws

    Door County is full of many talented artists as well as many adorable animals. It would only seem right that these two finer things in life be combined for a great cause.

  • Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair’s Winners

    The 17th annual Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair took place Memorial Day weekend, May 23 and 24, at Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay. Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead, Executive Director of the Miller Art Museum, and Julia Bresnahan served as the judges for this year’s event.

  • 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. The Jesus Cow, by Michael Perry 4. God Help the Child, by Toni Morrison 5.

  • Introducing the Norbert Blei Literary Award

    The Norbert Blei Literary Award to honor the late renowned Door County author Norbert Blei has been created and the deadline for first entries in short story and poetry is July 1, 2015, the Washington Island Literary Festival Committee announced this month.

  • Dannhausen Teaches Writers How to Get In Print

    The Clearing Folk School announces a new writing class taught by longtime Pulse writer Myles Dannhausen Jr.

  • Make Writing Part of Your Summer

    Write On, Door County offers new opportunities for people who want to make writing part of their activities this summer. “Listening for Your Own Voice: An Exploration of the Writing Life” is a six-part class offered in Sister Bay starting June 6.

  • Rampant Reading Schedule

    The Readers Rampant Book Club features one book a month at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library. The discussion begins at 2:30 pm and anyone is welcome to join.

  • Age-Old Trade Makes A Comeback in Door County

    A staple of the economic infrastructure in the 1800s is making a comeback on the Door Peninsula. Blacksmithing, presented by the Door County Historical Society, is being taught at the Blacksmith Shop in the Petersen Granary located at the Heritage Village at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Looking Ahead to the 2015 Theater Season

    The play might be just the thing to catch a king, Hamlet tells his audience in Shakespeare’s famous drama, but for many of us, a play is just the thing to capture our imaginations.

  • Lots of Music from Katie Dahl’s ‘Ordinary Band’

    Being a rootless newspaper person for most of my adult life – an observer rather than a participant in the affairs of wherever I live – I’ve always admired writers and musicians who revel in their roots.

  • Artists Celebrate Past, Present, Future of Sturgeon Bay

    This winter, Stephanie Trenchard and her husband Jeremy Popelka (co-owners of Popelka Trenchard Glass in Sturgeon Bay) found themselves thrust into conversations revolving around redevelopment controversies on the city’s west side.

  • Invasive Species

    This June is the 11th Annual Invasive Species Awareness Month in Wisconsin. To learn more, report an invasive or learn how you can help, visit the Door County Invasive Species Team website at map.

  • What To Do In Door County This Weekend: June 5 – 7

    June is upon us, even if the weather indicates otherwise. Kick off the first month of summer break with our top picks for the weekend ahead: Friday, June 5 Jim Counter at Kitty O’Reilly’s: Bringing you the sounds of James Taylor, Green Day, Bob Seger, The Eagles and The Beatles with live music.

  • County Baseball League Results

    Standings As of May 31Sister Bay 4-0West Jacksonport 3-1Kolberg