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Volume 21, Issue 31 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Our Representatives

    Gov. Scott Walker At a forum held Aug. 3 featuring 14 of the 17 major Republican candidates, Walker suggested he would support raising the age to qualify for Social Security.

  • Sister Bay Buzz

    • I was very sad to hear that my favorite Northern Door pharmacist, Jim Thomas, has retired, but am also very pleased to know that Jim will finally be able to relax and rewind.

  • Municipal News

    City of Sturgeon Bay:  Finance/Purchasing & Building Committees meet at 4 pm on Aug. 11. County of Door:  Board of Health meets at 4 pm on Aug.

  • Sidewalks for Jacksonport?

    It appears the Jacksonport Town Board made a wise decision in creating a Plan Commission this year, for its members have made it their mission to make Jacksonport more than a passage for visitors on their way to more robust communities.

  • Preserving the Night Sky

    Door Property Owners (DPO) sent a letter to Newport State Park, expressing support to State Park Superintendent Michelle Hefty in pursuing dark-sky designation from the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA).

  • The Wandering Chinook

    On July 10, 2014, an angler fishing out of Baileys Harbor caught a 32-inch, 13.2-pound male Chinook salmon that had been stocked in May 2012 in Lake Huron from the Cheboygan River in northeastern Michigan.

  • Bulletin

    WHAT HAPPENED • The Family Centers of Door County's mission since 1998 has been to strengthen and support families and communities by providing affordable activities and educational opportunities throughout the county.

  • Fine Line’s Final Exhibit of Season Premieres Aug. 6

    Fine Line Design Gallery’s final exhibit of the 2015 season will premiere with an artist reception on Thursday, Aug. 6 from 4—7 pm and will feature three artists: oil painters Steve Langenecker and Gail Macejkovic and watercolor/colored pencil artists Allan Servoss.

  • Door County History in Pictures

    World War II prisoners of war line up in a field before being assigned to work in cherry orchards for the 1945 cherry season. By early August of that summer, 2,140 German POWs were working in county orchards.

  • Article posted Wednesday, August 5, 2015 2:33pm

    Hi everyone, my name is Pasqual! I’m a three-and-a-half-year-old Labrador mix weighing about 50 pounds with a tan coat and white markings. I have beautiful, chocolate brown, eyes framed with dark fur that looks like eyeliner.

  • Pet Talk

    Q. My ex-wife had a big black cat named Louie who liked to regurgitate in my shoe. I usually wasn’t aware of his surprise for me until I slipped my foot into the shoe.

  • Life Notes

    BIRTHS Bianka Copley and Dallas DuBois, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a daughter born on Aug. 2, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center. Maternal grandparents are Jenni Adkins, California, and Clinton Copley, Ohio. Paternal grandparents are Sandy and Jim DuBois, Sturgeon Bay. Todd and Tara Sternard, Brussels, are the parents of a daughter […]

  • Construction Update

    Hwy. 42 Village of Sister Bay Schedule: July 2015 to June 2016 Length: 0.8 miles Cost: $5.8 million Crews continued work on and plan to complete installation of the storm sewer in Hwy.

  • The Pig Steps Up

    In the aftermath of the storm on Sunday, Aug. 2, thousands of people in Door County were without power. The Piggly Wiggly of Sister Bay were thinking of others after the storm and fired up some grills to cook burgers and brats for hungry visitors and locals.

  • Vikings Reunite

    The Gibraltar Classes of 1966 and 1965 celebrated their 50th class reunions together at the Log Den in Egg Harbor on July 19. Class of ’65: (Back row, left to right) Eileen Johnson Bowers, Lynn Robertson, Linda Wurster, David Williams, Marsha Severson Boyer, Gloria Nelson Anderson, Diane Berns Thon, Patty Kinsey Foy, Maynard Staats, Julie Meyer Peil, Lee Erickson, Winifred Peterson Jackson, David Daubner, Susan Rove, Sue Paul Harvey, Steve Severson, Paul Wilson, Bob Zak, Bob Jischke, (front row) Yvonne Daubner Kransvogel, Gloria Grasse Bodenhagen, Carol Gauger Goss, Anna Langoehr Rockerfeller, Rosemary Robertory Hasenjager, Judy Biewer Smith, Kathy Kramer Springer, Diane Olson Dietman, Marion Burress Saur.

  • Perky Pancake Breakfast at Sister Bay Moravian

    On Aug. 15, 8:30 – 10:30 am, Sister Bay Moravian Church holds its annual Perky Pancake Breakfast. Pancakes, sausage, applesauce, cereal and beverages will be served for $10/adult, $4/children (6-12), or $25 max per family.

  • Community Welcome to Celebrate Women! Discussion

    The Women’s Fund of Door County is excited to have Liz Murray, an inspirational speaker and author, as the keynote speaker at its annual Celebrate Women! Luncheon on Aug.

  • Tupa Part of Another Winning Team

    Acacia Tupa, a 2015 graduate of Southern Door High School and the 2015 Packerland Conference Player of the Year, recently returned from winning the ASA Class A 18U Northern Nationals Tournament in Springfield, MO (July 30 – Aug.

  • No Stranger to Red Jacket

    Daniel McCaslin of Holly Springs, North Carolina, took first place in the Red Putter Pro Tournament held Aug. 1 at The Red Putter Mini Golf in Ephraim.

  • Destroyers Fall to Patriots

    On Saturday, Aug. 1, the Door County Destroyers had their hands full with the number-one team of the MidStates Football League in the Lincoln-Way Patriots.

  • Door County League Baseball

    Standings, results and schedule.

  • 2015 Women’s Double Header League Softball

    Standings, results and schedule.

  • “Steel Magnolias” at Third Avenue Playhouse

    Stage Door Theatre Company presents Steel Magnolias at Third Avenue Playhouse, July 30 – Aug. 22. Steel Magnolias follows the lives of six indomitable Southern women as they share their personal triumphs, tragedies, beauty tips, recipes, and more than the occasional piece of scandalous gossip in Truvy’s beauty shop in Chinquapin, Louisiana.

  • PMF Sopranos Visit Pen Players

    Peninsula Players Theatre, in conjunction with its production of Ken Ludwig’s hilarious comedy Lend Me A Tenor, will host Peninsula Music Festival sopranos Kathy Pyeatt and Danielle Buonaiuto on Aug.

  • Free to Enjoy Classic & Wooden Boat Fest

    The Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival marks its 25th year on Aug. 7 & 8. As in the past, there will be assortment of watercraft both in and out of the water.

  • Explore New Trail at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek’s Ida Bay Preserve now has a new trail and the inaugural hike will be held on Aug. 10 at 2 pm. Joel Kaminski, a Biology and Wildlife Ecology major at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, planned the trail as a part of his two-summer intern project, and will lead the hike.

  • Blacksmithing Demo at The Clearing

    The Clearing Folk School will host a demonstration by blacksmith Dan Nauman, Aug. 13 – 15 at the Jens Jensen Visitor Center at 12171 Garrett Bay Road in Ellison Bay.

  • Learn the Current Status of Breeding Bird Numbers

    Launched earlier this year, the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II is the most comprehensive bird survey in the state’s history. The project, which runs through the end of 2019, will enlist thousands of citizen scientists to document breeding bird numbers and diversity throughout the state.

  • Wise Women Perform at Woodwalk

    Woodwalk Concert Series presents an evening of Wise Women in music, poetry and dance on Aug. 7. Singer/songwriters Jeanne Kuhns, Marybeth Mattson, Jenny Bienemann and Katie Dahl will perform in semi-circle style, taking turns performing their original music.

  • Oak Ridge Boys Bring Four-Part Harmonies to Egg Harbor

    The Oak Ridge Boys will take the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center’s Sunset Concert Series on Aug. 9 at 7 pm. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country hits and earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades.

  • The Wailin’ Jennys at DCA

    On Aug. 9 at 8 pm, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present a performance by popular folk trio The Wailin’ Jennys, whose tight harmonies The Christian Science Monitor calls “impossibly beautiful…weightless.

  • “The Farm” Book Signing on Aug. 8

    In celebration of the 50-year anniversary of The Farm in Sturgeon Bay, local author and illustrator Maggie Weir has created a children’s book that depicts all their animals, buildings and activities.

  • Upcoming Workshops at Write On

    Write On, Door County announces a number of upcoming workshops: “Descriptive Writing” with Ann Heyse on Aug. 10, 9 am – noon; “Learning to Be a Better Writer” with Patricia Skalka on Aug.

  • Barbara Larsen Is Next Poet at Dickinson Poetry Series

    Barbara Larsen will be the featured poet in the UU Fellowship’s Dickinson Poetry Series on Aug. 12 at 7 pm. Larsen believes in the power and truth of poetry and in the ability to connect with the hearts and minds of readers.

  • Trillium Quilt Guild on Display in Sister Bay

    The Trillium Quilt Guild is proud to display its members’ works at the Anderson House at The Corner of the Past historical site south of Sister Bay on Aug.

  • Fractal Photography, A Unique Art Form

    The fractal photography works of Gale Ritchey, higher psychic healer artist, will be in a solo exhibit at Mr. Helsinki in Fish Creek. The exhibit runs from Aug.

  • Diverse Works in Exhibit VI

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host a reception for the opening of Exhibit VI on Aug. 8, 4 – 7 pm. Running through Sept. 2, the exhibit will feature the artwork of painters Gretchen Klug and Rebecca Korth, sculptor Nathan Hatch, and jeweler Regina Imbsweiler.

  • Door County Festival of Fine Arts is Aug. 8

    Come to Sister Bay on Aug. 8 for the Door County Festival of Fine Arts. There will be a raffle of the decorated “Goats on Poles” that are displayed around the village.

  • Watercolorists Featured at DCAL

    Watercolor painters from Sturgeon Bay and Fish Creek, Sherry Mutchler and Penny Pfister, are artists of the week for Aug. 8 – 14 at the Door County Art League (DCAL) Gallery in Fish Creek.

  • All Kinds of Treasures at Miller Art Museum Sale

    The Miller Art Museum will host the 10th annual Art & Treasures Sale from 10 am to 4 pm, Aug. 8 – 22 (except on Sundays) on the mezzanine level of the museum, inside the Sturgeon Bay Library at 107 S.

  • Relief Woodcarving at Hardy Gallery

    The Hardy Gallery is excited to present a free one-day workshop on Relief Woodcarving, Aug. 15, 12 – 5 pm at the Ephraim Village Hall. Don Krumpos from University of Wisconsin – Green Bay will present an introductory tutorial of basic wood cutting techniques and hand printing applications.

  • Jason Prigge to Hold Plein Air Workshop Aug. 15 & 16

    Bay Art Gallery’s artist Jason Prigge will host the Plein Air Painting Workshop on Aug. 15 & 16, from 8 am – 4 pm both days. The workshop will be taught on location at Bay Art Gallery and the surrounding Sister Bay area.

  • New Mixed Media Works at Cappaert Contemporary

    New works by Ingrid Blixt have arrived at Cappaert Contemporary Gallery in Egg Harbor. Originally from Romania, Blixt’s mixed media artworks reflect a different cultural experience.

  • The Face Show at Off the Wheel

    Off the Wheel Pottery introduces the Face Show. This show includes objects in clay with a face; this may include animal, insect, or human faces on anything from a functional mug to a sculpted figure.

  • Functional Forms with Bold Texture

    Come to Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery to see their newest ceramic artist Lynn Wood. Based in Santa Rosa, Cali., Wood works in white stoneware, which offers a perfect base for her array of glaze colors.

  • Whimsical Planters Available at Sourced

    New pieces from Helen’s Botanicals are now available at Sturgeon Bay’s Sourced. Bacon’s garden is full of art she’s created, from the plantings themselves, to mosaics, bonsai, and living sculptures of found objects and flowers.

  • Learn “Brain Optimization” at Center for Optimal Health

    Sturgeon Bay’s Center for Optimal Health will offer two introductory weight loss support groups this August that feature guided meditation as well as “brain optimization” training to align mind, body and spirit to support new eating habits and lifelong goals.

  • von Stiehl Wines Win 12 Medals

    von Stiehl Winery in Algoma recently brought home 12 medals from the 2015 International Tasters Guild competition. Sylvester, Symmetry and Apple Icing all brought home prestigious Double Gold medals.

  • Egg Harbor Galleries Present Progressive Art Crawl

    Four Egg Harbor women artists have teamed up to present a Progressive Art Crawl, which takes place in Egg Harbor on Thursday, Aug. 6 from 4-8 pm at the Lost Moth Gallery, Off the Wheel Pottery, Cappaert Contemporary Gallery, and Angela Lensch Gallery.

  • McCaslin Takes First At Red Putter Pro Tourney

    Daniel McCaslin of Holly Springs, North Carolina, took first place in the Red Putter Pro Tournament held Aug. 1 at The Red Putter Mini Golf in Ephraim.

  • What To Do In Door County This Weekend: Aug. 7 – 9

    August is upon us, which means the countdown to the school year has begun. Keep your mind (and kids) occupied with one of our top picks for the weekend ahead! Friday, Aug.