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Volume 21, Issue 26 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Silent Sports Column

    With two weeks out from the Door County Triathlon, training is coming to an end and focus shifts instead to recovery. If my budget looks good, the first thing I turn to in keeping my legs fresh is massage therapy.

  • Strivers Return with Three National Titles

    The Door County YMCA Strivers Gymnastic Team returned home from the 2015 YMCA Gymnastic Nationals with three national titles. Nationals were held in Wichita, Kansas, June 24-27.

  • Meet the Destroyers

    A public appearance has been scheduled for members of the Door County Destroyers semi-pro football team. On July 4, players, coaches, owners and game day personnel will be available for fans to stop by and meet, get autographs, listen to live music and talk football over a hot sandwich and a cold beverage.

  • Successful Solstice Run

    Crossroads at Big Creek had approximately 500 people grace their trails on the morning of the summer solstice, June 20. With 402 runners registered, 40 plus volunteers and many spectators attending the Crossroads Trail Run, the environmental learning preserve was a busy place.

  • Watch Baseball, Enjoy the Fish

    The Northern Door Legion presents baseball and a fish fry on Thursday, July 9, at Sevastopol Town Park in downtown Institute. Serving starts at 4:30 pm.

  • Vikings Hard at Work

    Gibraltar Area School’s fourth through ninth grade basketball players are working hard in their offseason, and recently completed the Viking Basketball Camp.

  • Door County League Baseball

    Standings, results and schedule.

  • 2015 Women’s Double Header League Softball

    Standings, results and schedule.

  • Northern Door Volleyball League

    Standings, results and schedule.

  • Eastern Kingbird: Tyrannical Nest Defender

    Recently Charlotte and I were thoroughly entertained by a Red-winged Blackbird hot on the tail of a low-flying Great Blue Heron at the Mink River. That feisty little Blackbird would literally sail into the top of the large water bird and tell it to get lost, to never return.

  • Serving Door County with an Artist’s Soul

    At a wonderful celebration last week, a few hundred people gathered to join the Door County Community Foundation in celebrating Nancy and Bob Davis as the 2015 Philanthropists of the Year.

  • Boys More Likely to Have Antipsychotics Prescribed

    Boys are more likely than girls to receive a prescription for antipsychotic medication regardless of age, researchers have found. Approximately 1.5 percent of boys ages 10-18 received an antipsychotic prescription in 2010, although the percentage falls by nearly half after age 19.

  • The 4th of July

    1 - Number of municipalities with “patriot” in the name. Patriot, Ind. (Pop. 209).

  • Microbead Ban Signed

    Several months after unanimously passing through the Wisconsin State Legislature, Gov. Scott Walker signed the microbeads bill into law on June 24, ushering in new protections to keep microplastics out of Wisconsin’s waters and the Great Lakes.

  • Amber Joins Open Door

    Amber the Turkey Vulture is the newest resident of the Open Door Bird Sanctuary. She joined the team on June 13, and came from the Raptor Education Group, Inc.

  • Help Replant Forests

    Forests across America are a prized natural resource, and anyone can help plant trees in these vital areas by joining the Arbor Day Foundation this month.

  • Comments Sought on Water Diversion

    The City of Waukesha’s application to divert water from Lake Michigan for municipal needs appears to meet key technical requirements, according to a draft technical review by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

  • Article posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 11:35am

    Siamese twins are born connected to one another, share the same blood supply, and age at about the same rate. But what would happen if scientists surgically attached a young individual to an older one such that they shared the same blood supply? This experiment was recently carried out in mice, with astounding results.

  • Happy 75th to Washington Island Ferry Line!

    In his 1990 book celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Washington Island Ferry Line, Over and Back: A Picture History of Transportation to Washington Island, Dick Purinton began by writing: “Life on Washington Island and the boats which cross the waters have been inseparable companions.

  • Brussels Lions Club donates Half a Million Dollars

    What started in 1961 as a picnic under a tent at Saxe’s Arcadia (later Coun’s C Club) has grown into the weekend event known as Belgian Days sponsored by the 34-member Brussels Lions Club.

  • Article posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 11:29am

    Although we are far away from another Door County winter this Snowflake is too beautiful and unique to melt. Snowflake is an eight-year-old female cat that recently was surrendered to the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) after her owner passed away.

  • Door County History in Pictures

    It wasn’t really camping in the 1920s without a white shirt and tie. The information provided did not include where the campsite is, but we do know it is in Door County.

  • Life Notes

    BIRTHDAY Eleanor Pesch of Sturgeon Bay celebrated her 100th birthday in May. A longtime resident of Bay Shore Drive in Sturgeon Bay, she is now living at Cardinal Ridge Assisted Living in Green Bay. PASSINGS Lorraine Augusta Ahlswede Oct. 12, 1923 – June 29, 2015 Lorraine Augusta Ahlswede, 91, of Little Sturgeon, died on June […]

  • 2014-15 Southern Door High School Honor Roll – Semester 2

    Gr. 12 Academic High Honors Abby Baranczyk Raven Brenneke Nicole Christianson Sydney DeBroux Summer Dexheimer Lacey Englebert Rebecca Malcore Zachary Maurer Riley Rankin Rebecca Thiry Kelsey Wavrunek Robyn Zuleger Gr. 12 Academic Honors Michael Baker Reilly Claflin Alyssa Dantoin Shauntelle Huber Charlotte Kin Janae Mancheski Joseph Mohr Mitchel Neubauer Garrett Paider Kelsey Pavlik Sara Plog […]

  • MDCMC Introduces New Online Service, HealthEVists

    Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) recently announced a new online service that will enable patients to receive quick, convenient care from home for mild health conditions.

  • FFA Dairy Breakfast Features Live Music, Hayrides, Petting Zoo

    The 34th annual Dairy Breakfast takes place at the NEW Antique Power Association Grounds, 5005 Country View Road, Sturgeon Bay, from 6 am to 1:30 pm on July 5.

  • Sevastopol Sponsors the Summer Food Service Program

    Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the School District of Sevastopol announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program.

  • Free Mouthguard Day is Scheduled for July 23

    Door County Dental Care is hosting its 7th Annual Free Mouthguard Day on July 23. All area student athletes are invited to receive a free custom-fit, team color-coordinated mouthguard.

  • Learn First Aid at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Station

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department is partnering with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer classes to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR, as well as basic first aid.

  • Peninsula Players Receive Sustainability Grant for The Play’s the Thing

    The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded Peninsula Players a Sustainability Grant from the Arts Fund to support the program, The Play’s the Thing.

  • Greg Casperson to Lead Funeral Planning Discussion

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs on July 19 at 4 pm with “Funeral Planning: A Discussion Every Family Needs To Have.

  • Article posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 10:49am

    If you leave a jellyfish in the sun too long, what will happen to it?

  • Congratulations to Cristina Gospodinov at Julie’s Park Café!

    Cristina Gospodinov, at Julie’s Park Café Has a lovely smile that will make your day. Far from Romania she has roamed She now calls a different peninsula home.

  • Overheard & 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?

  • Ephraim Historical Foundation Enters Public Phase of Campaign

    The Ephraim Historical Foundation has entered the public phase of a campaign to raise $1 million for its endowment. Income from the endowment, managed by the Foundation’s Heritage Fund, provides one-third of the Foundation’s annual budget, including the maintenance needs of Ephraim’s historic museums: Anderson Store, Anderson Barn, Pioneer Schoolhouse, Goodletson Cabin and Iverson House.

  • Article posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 10:39am

    Dear Mary Pat, My friends went out the other night and got a little wild after a couple of (eight?) drinks. They took something as a prank, something that didn’t belong to them.

  • Off the Grill

    At our house, cooking on the grill is a year-round enjoyment. When the weather tries to stop us, we pull the grill to the edge of our open garage door and cook out, even on the snowiest days of winter.

  • Annual JHS Meeting Set for July 22

    Jacksonport Historical Society’s (JHS) annual dinner meeting on July 22 at Mr. G’s Logan Creek Grille, 5890 Hwy. 57, Jacksonport. Pat Grahn will present “A History of Wedding Gowns” and covers wedding gowns from the turn of the century to the present day.

  • Calvary United Methodist Church Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    Calvary United Methodist Church, 4650 County E in Egg Harbor, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the building at a worship service on July 12 at 10:15 am.

  • Framed

    The artists of Midsummer’s Music Festival’s Great Musical Chairs project enjoyed the opening reception of the exhibit at Sister Bay Trading Company on June 24.

  • Graduation of the LDC Class of 2015

    On June 9 nearly 100 people gathered at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay to celebrate the commencement of the 25th graduating class of Leadership Door County (LDC).

  • An Ultra Experience

    I’m in line at the grocery store with butter, lemons and three bomber bottles of high-octane beer. A lady slides in behind with one item – a six-pack of Michelob Ultra (I feel the need to disclose that I reviewed Ultra for Gannett when it was first released and started out by saying when I cracked the cap it smelled like farts.

  • WisDOT Launches New App

    The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has launched a free smart phone application that will provide statewide travelers with information on traffic incidents, delays/backups, closures/detours, work zones and weather-related road conditions.

  • Winter Took Toll on Cherries

    A harsh winter and late freeze are being blamed for an expected 23 percent downturn in tart cherry production from 2014 numbers throughout the country, including Door County, county cherry growers learned at a meeting held at The Mill in Sturgeon Bay on June 29.

  • Raising Funds with a Run

    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.

  • Designworks Gives to Door CANcer in July

    During July at Designworks in Egg Harbor, 10 percent of any Lee upholstery sale will go to Door CANcer and customers can take 20 percent off the suggested retail price.

  • Enroll Now for USDA’s Margin Protection Program

    Starting July 1, 2015, dairy farmers can enroll in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016. The voluntary program provides financial assistance to participating dairy operations when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer.

  • TAP Takes it Back to College

    Opening July 9 is the first play of the 2015 summer/fall season for Third Avenue Playhouse’s (TAP) Stage Door Theatre Company – Educating Rita.

  • Parallel 44 to Release Ice Wine on July 18

    The time is finally come. On July 18 Ice Wine will be officially released at Parallel 44 and Door 44. To celebrate, a special Ice Wine Tasting Session with the winemaker will be held July 18 at Parallel 44 in Kewaunee.

  • Ice Cream & American Songs

    Birch Creek invites Door County music-lovers to celebrate Independence Day on its idyllic countryside campus with a pie and ice cream social followed by the American Songs & Places concert.

  • Fun and Brain Acrobats

    Think Shakespeare is old and boring? Join the Summit Players at Potawatomi State Park for Shakespeare in the State Park on July 3. At 6 pm, there will be a workshop for 45 minutes of fun and brain acrobatics.

  • Landmark Resort Hosts 2015 Dairy Symposium

    The Wisconsin Dairy Products Association’s 2015 Dairy Symposium will be held July 13 & 14 at the Landmark Resort, 4929 Landmark Drive, Egg Harbor. The dairy symposium focuses on issues impacting all dairy processors.

  • Murder/Mystery Comedy Helps Support Alzheimer’s

    Rogue Theatre will present Ma’s Case: All the World’s a Stage on July 3, 5, 9, 10, 11 and 12 in Sturgeon Bay at the Jaycee Clubhouse, 340 Jaycee Ct.

  • Arrangement Demonstrations

    Turtle Ridge is hosting “Garden Inspirations,” a demonstration event in the newly designed Garden Shop, on July 3. Learn how to combine woodland elements, herbs and edibles into natural arrangements using their birch bark baskets and herb planters.

  • “Trailering Your Boat”

    The Door County Sail and Power Squadron continues its 2015 Summer Seminar Series on July 11 with “Trailering Your Boat.” Seminars are held on Saturday mornings from 9 to 11 am at SkipperBud’s Quarterdeck Marina in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Open House at The Garden Door

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association plans to hold an open house at The Garden Door on July 11, 11 am – 2 pm. This free public garden is located on Hwy.

  • Family Fun Programs

    The Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek will be closed on the 3rd and 4th of July this year, but the trails are always open, so make a patriot pilgrimage in search of red, white and blue birds.

  • Meet and Greet with the Raptors

    Meet the resident raptors from Open Door Bird Sanctuary at Something Fishy in Egg Harbor on July 3, 2 – 4 pm, during Egg Harbor’s annual 4th of July celebration.

  • Fourth of July in Gills Rock

    As tradition has it, the Fourth of July promises to be a fun-filled day in Gills Rock with events planned throughout the day leading up to fireworks at dusk.

  • Sculpture of Beauty and Harmony

    Deborah Dendler, local sculptor and resident of Fish Creek, won an award for sculpture in the American Artists Professional League Sculpture Exhibition in New York City.

  • Yoga on the Beach

    Junction Center Yoga Studio announces weekly Monday morning beach yoga sessions have begun in Egg Harbor at 8 am and 10 am. Start the week off right with yoga at the Egg Harbor beach.

  • Prizes for Portraiture

    Chez Cheryl Art Space was packed to the walls with an estimated crowd of 100 on Thursday evening’s reception for artists and friends. Guest juror Graeme Reid, Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend, was on hand to offer comments and announce winners.

  • Wave of Waves

    The ocean made a deep impression on Lee Mothes starting at about six years of age. Its energy fascinated him, especially when he saw a storm surf rolling over the beach.

  • Bringing Back the Excitement

    Cavern Beat, one of America’s most distinctive Beatles tribute bands, will take the stage to open Ministry Door County Medical Center’s “Celebrate Community” Concert Series on July 7 at 7 pm.

  • In the Tradition of Guthrie

    The Peg Egan Performing Arts Center (PAC) presents the Jimmy LaFave Band on July 5 at 7 pm. LaFave has lived in Austin for more than 20 years, making music all the while, but it was his time spent in Oklahoma as an adolescent that shaped his music.

  • Mid-Summer Show

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries continues to celebrate its season with a Mid-Summer Group Show, July 2 – 15. This exhibit features newly completed indoor and outdoor artwork from the more than 150 artists from around the United States and Canada that are represented at Edgewood.

  • Internal Landscape

    The Essentials exhibit, hanging in the UU Gallery for July, will include works on paper using ink and watercolor pencil to explore shadow, as well as works using cold wax and oil, a medium that allows for the layering and manipulation of paint by artist Kristi Roenning.

  • Singer/Songwriter Summer Series

    J. Jeffrey Taylor Jewelry & Fine Art will feature live music on their front lawn with local singer/songwriter Marybeth Mattson on select Saturdays this summer.

  • Visit with the Artists

    Door County artist Ade Webber will be at Angela Lensch Gallery from 10 am to 5 pm on July 4 with hundreds of his hand-painted Door County rocks. The trunk show is in perfect timing with the explosions of color this holiday weekend.

  • Quilts Arriving for the Show

    Owners Sue and Joe Jarosh of the Jacksonport Craft Cottage are pleased to feature more than 100 Amish-made quilts and other Amish-made gifts for the home.

  • A Night of Swing and Roots

    Woodwalk Concert Series continues with Carolyn Martin, Dave Martin, and well-known Door County favorites Eric Lewis and Rory Hoffman on July 3 at 7 pm.

  • Pastels and Photographs

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) Gallery, Fish Creek, presents the artwork of Dianne Saron and Jim Rossol for July 4 – 10. Saron enjoys painting directly on paper with pastels because “it offers a great hand to medium experience.

  • Independence Day Opening

    On July 4, 3 – 7 pm, Brian Pier invites the community to the first opening at Whispering Pines Studio & Gallery. He looks forward to meeting new guests in his Door County gallery.

  • Passionately Lyrical Story Songs

    On July 9, Wisconsin-based indie roots band Field Report will perform their passionately lyrical music at Door Community Auditorium. Rolling Stone says that Field Report creates “enchanting, evocative story songs."

  • Campfire Cooking & Vietnamese Home Cooking

    Learn how to prepare delicious Vietnamese dishes at home after attending Savory Spoon Cooking School’s “Vietnamese Cooking at Home” on July 9 at 6 pm.

  • Picture Perfect Puppies

    Attention dog owners! To help celebrate the new Sea Dogs exhibit the Door County Maritime Museum is sponsoring a photo contest from July 1 to Aug. 1.

  • Glass Creations at Heritage Program

    Sister Bay Historical Society’s Heritage Program on July 4 will feature artist Gary Chaudoir. He will display his work at the Historical Society’s Corner of the Past, located 1½ miles south of Sister Bay just off Highway 57 at 10310 Fieldcrest Road from 8:30 am until noon.

  • Most Elemental Design

    Sculptor Pasqua Warstler is a featured artist at Cappaert Contemporary Gallery in Egg Harbor. Warstler pieces objects together to create a dynamic design by selecting found objects like driftwood, metal and rock and then modifies them to reduce the materials to its most elemental design.

  • New Wood Works

    New work from Plum Bottom wood artists is now on display at Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery. New to the gallery last fall, wood pieces have been hugely popular.

  • Vintage Inspiration

    Two of Door County’s most distinctive artists, sculptor Stephanie Evans and oil painter Pamela Murphy, will come together for Fine Line Designs Gallery’s third exhibit of the 2015 season.

  • Pro Golf Tips

    The quickest and easiest way to improve your golf score is to improve your putting. Putting typically accounts for 40 to 50 percent of strokes. Therefore you should spend almost half of your practice time improving putting.

  • 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.


    ALPINE Alpine Men’s League June 16 • Low Gross: A Flight – John Borycki 41; B Flight – Harry Proctor 40; C Flight – Jocko Rader 46; D Flight – Randy Kenny 48.


    July 8, 15, 22, 29 and Aug. 6: Golf instruction with former LPGA professional Julie Pyne. Wednesday evenings, 6:30 -7:30 pm. $10 per person per lesson.

  • In the Monopines

    Baileys Harbor will have the distinction of being the first community in Door County to have a camouflaged cell tower. In spring of 2016, AT&T plans to erect a 65-foot-tall monopine – a cell tower disguised as a pine tree, complete with branches and bark-like material on the pole – in an area owned by Cornerstone Pub.

  • General Aid for Schools Down

    More than half of Wisconsin public school districts will receive less general aid in the 2015-16 school year than they did for the 2014-15 school year according to estimates released June 24 by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI).

  • Our Representatives In the News

    Governor Scott Walker After signing two bills that loosen Wisconsin’s gun laws, Walker defended the timing of his public event on June 24, saying it had been scheduled before nine people were shot and killed in a South Carolina church.

  • YMCA Invests in Expansion

    The Northern Door YMCA is rolling out an expansion plan that will allow for more programming and more room to accommodate its growing numbers. With fundraising efforts through the summer, the organization hopes to begin construction in late fall.

  • Municipal News

    City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Common Council meets at noon on July 7. County of Door:  Veterans Service Commission meets at the Veterans Service Office, second floor of the Government Center, Sturgeon Bay, at 10 am on July 7.


    WHAT HAPPENED • Sturgeon Bay Police and the Door County Sheriffs Dept. have taken multiple reports of thefts from vehicles recently.

  • “The Cherry Harvest” Book Signings

    Author Lucy Sanna appears in two special events in Door County for her acclaimed debut novel, The Cherry Harvest. The events are co-sponsored by The Friends of Door County Libraries, Peninsula Bookman, and Write On, Door County.

  • The Latest Mystery

    Mystery author Patricia Skalka will sign copies of her newest book at Cinnamon Windmill in the Main Street Shops, Egg Harbor, on July 5, 11 am – 2 pm.

  • Acoustics Expert Turns to Words

    Larry J. Eriksson, an engineer moving from numbers to words, is the featured reader at the UUFDC’s Dickinson Poetry Series on July 8 at 7 pm. Eriksson is a writer and poet living in Madison and Ellison Bay with his wife, Karen.

  • 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. Our Souls at Night, by Kent Haruf 4.

  • ‘A Night to Remember’ Cast Recreates Perkins-Cash-Lewis-Presley Jam Session

    Within the walls of Memphis, Tennessee’s Sun Studios on the evening of Dec. 4, 1956, one of the most musically historic jam sessions was underway. It involved four rock ‘n roll icons under the influence of pure chance.

  • Shakespeare by the Numbers

    It is our first day of technical rehearsals for the 2015 season featuring William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet and The Tempest, both directed by Leda Hoffmann.

  • Lachner and Schubert: Midsummer’s Music Features Fast Friends

    The Hardy Gallery provided a perfect setting for the June 19 Midsummer’s Music Festival concert; display panels of art moved to create a performance space in the rustic venue known for its excellent acoustics.

  • Rolling the Dice: The art of waging hard-earned money on golf

    There’s something to be said for paying rent in Manhattan and concurrently wagering hard-earned money on sports. That “something” usually sounds similar to, “Are you crazy?” While that reaction might seem warranted, I’ll gladly keep my proverbial earmuffs on, because I’m not listening.

  • On Obits

    A friend sent an obit that appeared in the Door County Advocate for one Lilly Velk. I did not know Ms. Lilly; still my friend thought I’d like the obit.

  • Questions & Artists: Timothy Horn

    Readers that know my work know how much I enjoy painting automobiles. About eight years ago I entered my first competition, the Hardy show, with a watercolor of an orange 1957 Chevy that, in retrospect, looked like a cartoon.

  • What To Do In Door County This Weekend: July 3 – 5

    Independence Day is almost here! We've got you covered on the Fourth of July fireworks and parade schedules here, but if you're looking to add a bit more variety to your weekend, check out our top picks below: Friday, July 3 Open Door Bird Sanctuary at Something Fishy: Volunteers and staff from the Sanctuary will be on hand for a meet and greet style program, showcasing their native and non native birds.

  • Birds of Chicago to Play in the Door over Independence Weekend

    The soulful harmonization of the musical collective, Birds of Chicago, will assist the Door Peninsula in the celebration of America’s birth over the Fourth of July weekend.