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Volume 21, Issue 23 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Silent Sports – To Clip, or Not to Clip: Bicycle Pedals

    In cycling, making the move from gym shoes on flat pedals to cycling shoes on clipless pedals is the best budget-friendly shortcut to getting faster on the bike.

  • Running of the Kids

    The Viking 5K was held on June 4 for kindergarten through 12th grade students of Gibraltar Area Schools. The non-competitive 5K (3.1 mile) was the culminating event for Friends of Gibraltar’s “Food, Fun, and Fitness” theme for the 2014-15 school year.

  • Softball Standout

    Acacia Tupa of Southern Door High School was named Packerland Conference Softball Player of the Year in 2015. According to Pat Delcore, Southern Door’s head softball coach, Tupa broke some school records this year: • Four-year career home runs – 13 • Single season home runs – 9 (tying the old record) • Four-year career triples – 14 • Four-year career RBIs – 98 • Multiple home runs in a single game – 2 (Tupa hit 2 home runs in two games this season.

  • Open House at EYC

    The Ephraim Yacht Club (EYC) will host an open house during Fyr Bal weekend for prospective members on June 20, 2 – 4 pm. Visit the open house for a club tour and the chance to meet current EYC members and the EYC sailing staff.

  • Get Your Tickets

    Friday, June 19, is the deadline to sign up for the City of Sturgeon Bay Parks and Recreation Department’s trip to see the Milwaukee Brewers plan the San Diego Padres on Thursday, Aug.

  • Northern Door Volleyball League

    Standings, results and schedule.

  • 2015 Nor-Door Little League

    Results and schedule.

  • Door County League Baseball

    Standings, results and schedule.

  • Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame Mistake

    Last week I corrected an oversight and gave Gene Ziegler the credit he deserves for penning a poem that was plagarized and then circulated across the internet without his name attached.

  • Water Quality and Landowner Liability

    How can landowners protect their wells and avoid civil and/or code liability, especially when they rent land to other users? Door Property Owners, Inc.

  • Cooperative Recycling Venture

    The Liberty Grove Town Board and the Sister Bay Village Board have authorized a cooperative venture to increase recycling and protect the environment.

  • Tis the Season for Farmers Markets

    The Settlement Farmers Market in Fish Creek opened for the season with its Wednesday markets on June 10. It is the market’s 13th season. The market features locally grown veggies, fruits, plants, handmade Door County soaps, lavender, alpaca products, kombucha beverages, as well as many types of kitchen and garden crafts.

  • Article posted Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:49pm

    The outer surface (the cortex) of the brain plays a major role in a person’s thinking ability. Studies have also linked the thickness of the cortex with Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, and loss of balance.

  • Eating Green

    For decades, chia seeds were used in ceramic figurines, serving as the hair for Homer Simpson, Mr. T and Barack Obama as Chia Pets. Now, they are understood as one of the most nutritional foods in the world.

  • Door County Graduates 2015

    GIBRALTAR HIGH SCHOOL Emma AlbertsMatthew AndersonChristopher AndersonKajsa AndersonLucyan AnschutzMakenna AshBrandt BauldryEvan BoardJack BrennanDerrick BrungraberBenjamin BrunsHannah CopiskeyIan CraftonAlyssa DelsartMarcy DesotelleAva EricksonEli EricksonAlexa FerrieKarina GarciaKendra GeitnerElizabeth GlabeOliver HansenAnnah HassHelen HechtGrant HeimanSamuel HigginbothamKailey HouseBrianna JacksonDaniel JacobsCorinna JaureguiMiriam JaureguiShelby KahrKyle KeehanMikayla KiferMark KnutsonReilly KummerMatthew LangBrandon LeClairShannon MartinLillian McDonaldAmanda MerklePeter MeyerCasey MichelicEric MortenChristopher MydraCindy PradoMorgan SchinckMakayla SwainEvan ToerpeOlivia ToerpeChristian WeberMichael […]

  • Your Body, Your Swing

    Each week I will be sharing some tips, ideas, drills and lessons that I have learned and taught to my students over the last 20 years. If any of these articles help you with your game, please feel free to email or call me and share your story or any questions you may have.

  • Ovenbird

    A secretive, small, sparrow-sized bird leaves people mystified throughout late May and most of June. Judging by the carrying power of its easily recognizable song, one would assume it is a considerably larger bird.

  • A Sanctuary for The Ridges

    Imagine you’re standing at the intersection of Hwy. 57 and Ridges Road in Baileys Harbor. The view, as you look north, is an 81-year-old trailer park.

  • It Began with a Bridge

    The road to preservation has been a long one, but the 10th anniversary of the Steel Bridge Songfest will be more of a celebration in success than a battle against the wrecking ball.

  • Consequences of Medicaid Expansion Decision in Wisconsin

    On June 8, 2015, the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) released estimates of the health and economic benefits if Wisconsin decides to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Pet Talk

    Q. I have two cats who are best of friends. They sleep together, clean each other and play. I had to take one of them to the vet’s office for some blood work.

  • Life Notes

    Births & Passings

  • Historic Photograph

    Clearing the land for the Sturgeon Bay canal. Work began in 1872 and opened in 1880. Photo courtesy of the Door County Historical Museum, 18 North 4th Ave.

  • Article posted Thursday, June 11, 2015 11:38am

    Gordy’s name could not be more fitting for this simple, laidback and handsome boy. The word Gordon means hill or field and this directly connects with his love for being outdoors and soaking up the sun.

  • Sturgeon Bay Garden Club Names 2015 Flower Pot Adoption Winners

    On behalf of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC), the Sturgeon Bay Garden Club awarded the top four 2015 Flower Pot Adoption winners on June 4. Younkers received an honorable mention for the flower pot located on the corner of Third Avenue and Louisiana Avenue.

  • Financial Planning for Future Couples

    Gay Pustaver, executive director of Money Management Counselors, offers some advice about financially planning for the future as a couple. When preparing for marriage, there are oftentimes a year’s worth of details that need to be addressed; planning for long-term financial success as partners is no different.

  • Associated Bank Gives Back to the Community

    Associated Bank employees donated $750 in grants to HELP of Door County, The Boys and Girls Club of Door County, and United Way of Door County. Associated colleagues who exceed 50 volunteer hours in a calendar year are given the opportunity to make a $250 donation to a nonprofit of their choice, courtesy of the bank.

  • Celebrating Leadership & Commitment to Door County

    Reserve a seat at the 2015 Celebration of Giving on June 24, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club in Egg Harbor. The celebration will honor Nancy and Bob Davis for their remarkable leadership and commitment to Door County.

  • Flare Shoot & Fire Extinguisher Demo

    Door County Sail & Power Squadron will hold a flare shoot and fire extinguisher demonstration on June 20 at 1 pm. The flare shoot will be held at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club, with a fire extinguisher demonstration following at the West-Side fire station; 656 S Oxford St.

  • An Evening in the Garden with CCDC

    Join the Community Clinic of Door County for An Evening in the Garden at Briggsville Gardens on June 20, 5:30 – 8 pm. Musical entertainment will be provided by Small Forest.

  • Getting Fit for the Summer

    Learn about two- and four-week programs for the “Get Healthy Summer Shakedown Seminar” at The Center for Optimal Health in Sturgeon Bay on June 15 at 6 pm.

  • Go Bo! Foundation Presents Check to MACC Fund for Cancer Research

    The Go Bo! Foundation, represented by Annika Johnson and her brother Rolf Johnson, recently presented a check for $25,000 to the MACC Fund in Milwaukee as the first payment of a $75,000 commitment toward cancer research supported by the MACC Fund.

  • Fire Department Offers Classes on AED Use & 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.

  • Boys & Girls Club Awarded Sustainability Grant

    The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded The Boys and Girls Club of Door County a Sustainability Grant from the Children & Youth Fund and the John & Nell Herlache Community Impact Fund.

  • Environmental Research & Innovation Center Receives Grant

    Healthy Water Door County has awarded a grant to the Environmental Research and Innovation Center at UW - Oshkosh to conduct a county-wide well monitoring program during the weekend of June 12 & 13.

  • Playground Built in Record Time

    In less than a full eight-hour workday, close to 200 volunteers built a new, 2,500-square-foot playground at Peterson Park next to the YMCA in Sturgeon Bay on Saturday, June 6.

  • Scandia Village & MDMC Open Doors to Therapy Center

    Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village and Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) Rehabilitative Services in Sister Bay opened their doors to a large group of community members eager to see the new state-of-the-art assisted living and rehabilitative therapy center.

  • Help Wanted

    An influx of businesses opening for the summer pairs nicely with the seasonal work force that comes to Door County for a few months each summer. But as businesses opened their doors this spring, the work force never came.

  • Nomination Period for FSA Announced

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees begins on Monday, June 15, 2015.

  • New Admiral Asset Management to Open in Sturgeon Bay

    Admiral Asset Management, LLC announced the opening of a new office in Sturgeon Bay at 228 N. Third Ave. This will be the headquarters for the company and staffed by Jeremy Schwab, president, and Danny Hanson, junior adviser.

  • Perfect Summer Wine at Parallel 44

    One of Parallel 44 Winery & Vineyard’s estate wines, Glacier Fumé, is the prefect summer wine. This wine is crisp, refreshing and exhibits a balance of sweetness and acidity.

  • Orchard Country Releases Eighth Edition Wine Series

    Lautenbach’s Orchard Country will release the eighth edition of its Door County Lighthouse wine series on June 12. The new release features Chamber’s Island Lighthouse and local artist Jack Anderson.

  • Baylake Corp. Shareholder Meeting Highlights

    Baylake Corp. (NASDAQ: BYLK), the holding company for Baylake Bank, held its annual shareholder meeting recently at Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Luxemburg Bancshare Announcements

    Luxemburg Bancshares, Inc., parent company of Bank of Luxemburg, announced the approval of a semi-annual dividend of $.54 per share, payable on June 12, 2015, to shareholders of record as of June 1, 2015.

  • Civilian Response to the Active Shooter

    Sturgeon Bay Police Department Captain Dan Brinkman will present an hour-long training titled “Civilian Response to the Active Shooter” for Sturgeon Bay businesses on June 17 at 8 am in the Community Room (first floor) of City Hall, 421 Michigan St.

  • Article posted Thursday, June 11, 2015 10:25am

    This week’s question: In how many days was Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psycho filmed?

  • Congratulations to Rachel Nielsen of Whistling Swan!

    Our server this week, from the Whistling Swan Has recently traveled to Vietnam. She has a business renting boats And owns a fleet you can jump on. Captain: the rank she’s hoping for.

  • Overheard & Shoutouts

    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?

  • Article posted Thursday, June 11, 2015 10:06am

    Dear Mary Pat, My friend and I were driving on some backroads and he was going pretty fast. Before long, he was pulled over.

  • Framed

    Jenna Goldsmith, of Lexington, Kentucky, enjoys a moment with the Chief at Chief Oshkosh in Egg Harbor.

  • Five O’Clock Somewhere

    Two years ago in an attempt to cut back on sugar and create a somewhat healthier version of the quintessentially classic Wisconsin supper club drink, the Old Fashioned, I started to make a variation using artificial sweetener.

  • Sunsplash Festival Faces Resident Storm

    The founders of the Burning Man Festival were on to something when they chose the middle of a desert in Nevada to host their annual event. Standing on the pavilion where the Midwest Sunsplash Festival will be held Aug.

  • Shoreland Zoning Changes Inserted in Budget

    The bad habit of legislators sneaking non-fiscal pet projects into the budget bill without public hearings and other legislative vetting has reached a new level with Sen.

  • Northern Sky Theater A Step Closer to New Home

    If the Door County Board of Supervisors follows the recommendations of the Resource Planning Committee (RPC), Island Orchard Cider will have outdoor seating at its tasting room in Ellison Bay, Robert Geitner will be running a kayak tour company from Mr.

  • Our Representatives in the News

    Governor Scott Walker Last week Walker said he would sign a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy that does not contain exceptions for rape and incest victims, if the bill reaches his desk.

  • Municipal News

    City of Sturgeon Bay:  The grand opening for the Sturgeon Bay Skatepark will be held from 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday, June 13.

  • ‘America’s Industrial Dairy Wasteland’

    Scott Dye, a Missouri farmer who works as a field coordinator for the Socially Responsible Agriculture Project, said America’s Dairyland may soon have a new motto:  America’s Industrial Dairy Wasteland.

  • Bulletin

    What Happened • Raymond F. Hogan, 82, of Sturgeon Bay, was the victim in the June 5 two-vehicle traffic accident at the intersection of Hwy.

  • Cacti and Cacao

    Shiner Prickly Pear Summer Seasonal. This lager has a very fruity aroma, but I can’t identify the fruit, perhaps because I am unfamiliar with the prickly pear.

  • Christmas in June

    Each year the combined choirs of the Door County Moravian churches – Ephraim, Sister Bay and Sturgeon Bay – present a concert for the public. On June 28, the choir will perform an unusual concert for a summer’s afternoon: A Door County Moravian Christmas.

  • Creating New Standards

    Jazz returns to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship with an Emerson concert on June 20 at 4 pm. Chicago-based saxophonist Chris Madsen will perform accompanied by fellow Chicagoans, bassist Joe Policastro and pianist Chris White.

  • World Premiere

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

  • Celebrating 20 Years

    Liam Teague, Steel Band Director at Birch Creek Music Performance Center, celebrates his 20th season with the organization this year. Teague originally joined the faculty as a special performer and steelpan Artist-in-Residence for the Percussion & Steel Band Session.

  • Relaxing Sunday Afternoon

    Join the Jacksonport Historical Society for a relaxing Sunday afternoon at Simon Creek Winery, 5896 Bochek Road, on June 14 at 12 pm (it was originally scheduled for June 7).

  • Kicking Off the 2015 Season

    Volunteers gathered to kick off the 2015 season at the Corner of the Past and Old Anderson House Museum for their annual get-together and planning session.

  • Making Connections

    What do frogs, toads and other amphibians tell us about water quality? As it turns out, quite a lot. On June 18 at 7 pm, Scott Craven will present “Reptiles, Amphibians & Water Quality” as part of The Ridges long-running summer speaker series, Lake Lessons, at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall.

  • Doors Open for Summer

    Heritage Village at Big Creek, the Sturgeon Bay interpretive site of the Door County Historical Society, will open its doors for the season on June 14.

  • Crossroads Programming

    The first 440 Door County residents may pick up free well testing kits supplied through a grant from Healthy Water Door County on June 12, 4 – 7 pm, at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Grand Opening at the Skatepark

    The Sturgeon Bay Skatepark opened last fall, but is now making its presence official. On June 13, the Sturgeon Bay Skatepark will celebrate a Grand Opening from 11 am – 1 pm, with live music by Found the Lost at 11:30 am and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12 pm.

  • Anything but Ordinary

    On June 14, Door Community Auditorium will kick off its season with a CD release concert by popular Door County folksinger Katie Dahl.

  • Wine & Music

    Visit Parallel 44 Winery in Kewaunee on select Saturdays in June, July and August from 4 to 6 pm for their summer concert series. Admission is free and wine sampling is $6 and includes five samples and a Parallel 44 signature wine glass.

  • A Melting Pot of Music

    On June 18, Door Community Auditorium will present an evening of “Texican” music by the passionate, searing and immensely talented Los Lonely Boys. With Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers providing a high-energy opening set, the evening will be filled with masterful guitar work, irresistible grooves, and unshakeable pop appeal.

  • Expert Appraisals

    Sister Bay Historical Society will present its 4th annual antiques and collectibles appraisal event fundraiser featuring author and antiques expert Mark F.

  • The Funeral of the Century

    Alexander Noble House Museum is patiently waiting to open the doors to their 2015 exhibit, A House In Mourning.

  • Historical Society Monthly Dinner

    The Door County Historical Society will host its monthly dinner and program meeting on June 22 at 6 pm at the Lodge at Leathem Smith. The program features Evergreen Nursery and will be delivered by owner Ron Amos.

  • Getting Cultured in Ephraim

    On June 19, Ephraim’s cultural institutions will join together for Ephraim Culture Day.

  • Movie Screening at the UU

    Fed Up will be screened at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on June 16 at 4:30 pm. Admission is free but donations to help with public performance licensing are always appreciated.

  • An “Ode to Summer”

    The Savory Spoon Cooking School proudly announces the start of its 12th season. They’re getting summer cooking started with a special “Ode to Summer” class on June 26 at 6 pm.

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  • Opportunities for All Ages

    Write On, Door County announces great opportunities to encourage aspiring young writers and their families to tell their stories this summer. A series of free and low-cost programs offer one-day and weeklong opportunities for all ages.

  • Poetry and Yoga Retreat at Write On

    Write On, Door County announces a special week-long poetry and yoga retreat, Aug. 2 – 7. During this week participants will do yoga on the beach and in a converted barn and find inspiration for poems from the end of a dock to the middle of the woods.

  • Series of County Signings

    Author Patricia Skalka appears in a series of events launching her latest mystery, Death at Gills Rock.

  • Local Author Wins Midwest Book Awards

    Cynthia Kraack’s fifth novel, The High Cost of Flowers, is the winner of 2014 Midwest Book Awards in the separate categories of Literary Fiction and Contemporary Fiction.

  • The Bestseller List

    1. The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd 2. Euphoria, by Lily King 3. The Children Act, by Ian McEwan

  • Intuition and Instinct

    The TAP Lobby Gallery is proud to present the paintings of Joseph Lopez, now on exhibit through July 3 in the lobby of the Third Avenue Playhouse in downtown Sturgeon Bay.

  • Full of Light and Color

    Come to Plum Bottom Pottery and Gallery to see their newest artist Josephine Geiger’s leaded stained glass. The gallery is full of light and color this season thanks to Geiger’s newest glass panels.

  • Traditional Techniques, Contemporary Designs

    Minneapolis glass artist Marlo Cronquist will be on-site at Angela Lensch Gallery from June 12 to 14, for the debut of her 2015 Murrine Glass Collection.

  • Collaborative Fundraising Effort

    Bonnie Paruch’s oil on canvas, “Breezy Day at Eagle Harbor” will be on view at The Hardy Gallery. The Hardy Gallery is pleased to be partner with the Peninsula Preschool, a not-for-profit educational institution devoted to preschool aged children and their families, to raffle Paruch’s paintings.

  • The Wisconsin Connection to ‘Psycho’

    It all began with Ed Gein. The people of 1957 were horrified to hear the story of the 51-year-old Plainfield, Wisconsin, bachelor who robbed graves, killed at least two women and possibly his own brother, fashioned a female skin suit for himself, and probably cannibalized his victims.

  • Celebrate Door County’s Lighthouses During Annual Fest

    This weekend (June 12 – 14), the Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) will celebrate its 22nd Annual Lighthouse Festival by offering visitors 12 land or water tours of the county’s 11 lighthouses, some of which are only accessible to the public this weekend.

  • Resale Treasures Compliment Fine Art

    Forever Grateful Resale Boutique & Whispering Pines Studio & Gallery can be found in the Plum Bottom area of Egg Harbor. Owners Bonnie Mirkiewicz and Brian Pier have a beautiful shop full of eclectic treasures and original fine art.

  • Pottawatomie Lighthouse

    The Grandfather of Door County Lighthouses: Pottawatomie Lighthouse

    Door County’s first lighthouse, Pottawatomie Lighthouse, has been dubbed “the grandfather of Door County lighthouses,” and for good reason: it has spent the past 179 years protecting the passage between Rock Island to the south and St.

  • Taming the Wild

    The creative upholstered animals of Kelly Jelinek are now featured at The Flying Pig Gallery and Greenspace in Algoma. As a child Kelly Jelinek spent most of her time with her nose in fairytale books.

  • Reception in the Courtyard

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host an opening reception for its third exhibit of the season on June 13, 4 – 7 pm. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served in the gallery courtyard and the public is welcome.

  • New Works from Chick Peterson

    Renowned Door County artist Charles L. Peterson will be featured at Cottage Row Gallery June 13 – 27. The special exhibit will open with a “Meet the Artist” reception on June 13, 10 am – 1 pm.

  • Big Top Door County

    In most musical performing ensembles, there are two main groups of personnel: one group performs and the other makes the performances happen. As a part of that first group at Midsummer’s Music Festival, I have had the pleasure of playing for 10 years with world-class chamber performers.

  • The Doors Are Open

    Bazyli Studio Wearable Art in Baileys Harbor has opened its doors to the public for the first time this year. The gallery features the collaborative and contemporary jewelry designs of resident artists Skye and Peter Ciesla, as well as Peter’s one-of-a-kind clothing designs made with organic, recycled and reclaimed textiles.

  • Soundings: Door County in Poetry

    “Whether you write poetry or not, live in Door County or not, know it through your grandparents or through a single visit,” Estella Lauter wrote in an introduction to Soundings, an anthology of Door County themed poetry, “we hope you will find stories, images, characters and ideas that draw you further into this remarkable place.

  • Sounds into Landscapes

    The collaborative works of Sister Bay artists Dave Tilton and Paula Oeler, a wife and husband team, will be exhibited June 13 through July 1 at Edgewood Orchard Galleries in Fish Creek.

  • National Safety Month

    June is National Safety Month. Here are some facts from the National Safety Council. 27 The percent of auto crashes attributed to cell phone use. Cell phone-related crashes have increased for the third consecutive year.

  • What To Do In Door County This Weekend: June 12 – 14

    Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Friday, June 12 Big Mouth Trio at brewery: Join these peninsula favorites for a rockin' good time.