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Volume 21, Issue 34 – Section 1

In this issue

  • The Nylons’ Final Tour Stops in Southern Door

    On Sept 11 at the Southern Door Community Auditorium, recording artists The Nylons will stake the stage at 7 pm. After 35 years of performing and touring, The Nylons, are on the road in their farewell tour across the United States.

  • Steve Grutzmacher

    Orange Juice, Toothpaste and Lost Knowledge

    If you read the first two items in the title above and you shuddered when a memory flashed through your mind, there is a strong likelihood that you and I are from the same generation or your generation is close to mine.

  • New School Year Brings Excitement

    I’m always excited by the start of a new school year. It provides fresh opportunities for our teachers and students to get going on new learning while they make new friends and renew social and extracurricular activities.

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    Gluten By the Numbers

    Gluten-free products are big right now – an estimated $8.8 billion market that grew 63 percent between 2012 and 2014. An estimated 20 million Americans are pursuing gluten-free diets as a healthier lifestyle and another 13 million have gone gluten-free in an attempt to shed pounds.

  • Sister Bay’s Tony Gonzales Finds A Different Kind of High

    “In some ways, drug addiction and endurance sports are similar; they both take you to this strange place, far outside usual reality. But it’s more complex than that.

  • Destroyers Advance in MSFL Playoffs

    The Door County Destroyers traveled to Waukesha West High School to take on the Muskego Hitmen in a first round playoff match-up. The game was a tough defensive battle throughout.

  • Southern Door Middle School Sports Openings

    This is to notify all parents and residents that any seventh and eighth grade students residing in Southern Door that attend public or parochial schools may participate in Southern Door Middle School co-curricular activities.

  • Packers Items on Display

    Artifacts from the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame will be on display at the Mulva Library on the St. Norbert College campus from Friday, Aug. 28, through Saturday, Oct.

  • High School Fall Athletics

    High school varsity schedules from around the county.

  • 2015 Women’s Double Header League Softball

    Final standings and results.

  • To the Woods, To the Woods!

    A blue-sky day with a gentle breeze, temperature in the upper 60s, Sulphur Butterflies and Wood Wasps constantly on the move – these are sure hints of fall.

  • Truly “Green” Mission at Spa Verde

    Kathleen Finnerty had managed day spas for a number of years when she decided, in 2010, to open one that was totally “green.” Her mission was to use only products that were free of chemicals and contained no carcinogens.

  • Raptors on Display

    The Open Door Bird Sanctuary held its first public event on Aug. 22, from noon to 4 pm, with a 2 pm raptor showing. The sanctuary will again opens its door to the public for the next two Saturdays – Aug.

  • Eating Green

    A common addition to salad dressings or marinades, the strong punch of apple cider vinegar may have more health benefits than we once believed. It can help with an upset stomach as well as the hiccups, but the liquid’s biologic effects are where researchers are getting excited.

  • Article posted Thursday, August 27, 2015 2:35pm

    When it comes to assessing the impact of their products on living things, do you believe scientists or the insecticide/herbicide industry? For example, are insecticides containing neonicotinoid chemicals really killing bees of all kinds? A number of lab studies say “yes,” but makers of the insecticides claim that lab studies do not represent what happens under field conditions.

  • Protect Our Water

    “Protecting Our Water in a Changing Climate” will be the topic at the Climate Change Coalition of Door County’s Sept. 2 program, scheduled for 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 10341 Water St.

  • Niles Weborg: Never Too Old to Fight Fires

    Niles Weborg refers to how he came to spend 56 years and counting on the Ephraim Fire Department as “a nice little story.” “I was going with the fire chief’s daughter, and consequently, I wound up marrying her,” Weborg said.

  • Natural Delivery: Doula services now available in Sturgeon Bay

    When Heidi Kratcha was expecting her first baby 15 years ago, her older sister told her what a good experience she’d had with the Bradley Method of natural childbirth.

  • Door County Humane Society Featured Pets

    With all of the sadness in the world today everyone loves a great inspirational story. Lucky certainly fits the mold for overcoming hardship. When Lucky was only a few days old he was brought into the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) without a mother to care for him.

  • Door County History in Pictures

    West side Sturgeon Bay sometime in the early 20th century. Photo courtesy of the Door County Historical Museum, 18 N. 4th Ave., Sturgeon Bay. Open 10 am – 4:30 pm daily, May 1 through Oct.

  • Sister Bay Construction Update

    Hwy. 42 Village of Sister Bay Schedule: July 2015 to June 2016 Length: 0.8 miles Cost: $5.8 million Location: Country Walk Drive to Scandia Road Description: This project involves the reconstruction of Hwys.

  • Life Notes

    PASSINGS Donald J. Rathe Aug. 2, 1967 – Aug. 23, 2015 Donald J. Rathe, 48, of Sturgeon Bay, formerly of Green Bay, died Aug. 23, 2015, at St. Vincent Hospital after battling cancer. He was born August 2, 1967, the son of Gerald Rathe and Shirley (Jandrin) Rathe. Don graduated from Southern Door High School […]

  • Northern Door YMCA Plans for New Lifestyle Center

    The Door County YMCA announced that Green Bay Packaging and the George Kress Foundation have made a $500,000 commitment to the YMCA for a new, 3,500-square-foot Lifestyle Center addition to the Northern Door Program Center.

  • Delegates Sought for 2015 Jingdezhen Trip

    Adult applicants are sought for the October 2015 delegation that will travel to Door County’s Sister City of Jingdezhen, China. A delegation of 10 or fewer will be guests of the City of Jingdezhen for four days in mid-October and will be treated to a tour of a variety of cultural and community events and sights, including the 2015 International Ceramic Fair.

  • Door County Extension Office Announces New Hires

    The Door County Extension Office announces that the Door County Agriculture and Extension Education Committee has selected two individuals to fill the positions of the Family Living Educator, and the Agriculture Educator.

  • Coast Guardsmen Honored at Annual Mariner Awards Dinner

    Fourteen iconic figures in the rich maritime history of the Door Peninsula and three local Coast Guardsmen were honored at the annual Mariner Award Dinner held at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club on Aug.

  • Annual Zion United Methodist Hymn Sing Set for Sept. 6

    Zion United Methodist Church will hold the first of its two annual hymn sings on Sept. 6 at 5 pm. Begun in 1993 at the 140-year-old country church, the activity features old-time hymns picked by the audience.

  • Annual Gathering of The Clearing

    The Clearing Folk School is celebrating its Annual Gathering on Sept. 12, starting with a 10:45 am performance of Beauty of the Wild masque, a one-act play.

  • Traditional Belgian Kermiss in Brussels

    There will be a traditional Belgian Kermiss on Aug. 30, 11 am – 4 pm, at the Belgian Heritage Center at 1255 County Road DK, Brussels (on the curve in Namur near the historical markers).

  • Hike Through Ida Bay Preserve

    On Aug. 29 at 11 am, take a hike through the wooded areas of Crossroads’ Ida Bay preserve. This is a moderate hiking difficulty. Hikers should meet at the intersection of canal road and Buffalo Ridge Trail.

  • Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

    The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society will hold their monthly meeting at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center on Sept. 1 at 7 pm. Visitors are encouraged to join the members as Dr.

  • Crossroads Presents Norwegian Heritage Day

    On Aug. 30, 1:30 – 3:30, Crossroads at Big Creek and Heritage Village at Big Creek, in collaboration with members of the local Sons of Norway lodge, present “Our Norwegian Heritage Day.

  • Trivia

    This week’s question: What are the exact odds of scoring a hole-in-one in golf on a par three hole? Answer: In next week’s issue. Last week’s question: Which African country is considered the Lightning Capital of the World (it receives nearly 2.

  • Article posted Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:34am

    Congratulations to Jeanne Majeski, at the Baileys Harbor Library! Jeanne always has a smile Busy helping all the while If you can’t find the book you need She’ll find you something good to read.

  • Overheard and Obsessions

    OVERHEARD 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? “I just thought you put 420 in your username because numbers make things seem more professional.

  • Article posted Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:31am

    Dear Mary Pat, I have a friend who likes to test the limits and she’s always doing something daring or foolish and it makes me so nervous to go out with her.


    David Eliot and Krista Lawell tied the knot on Aug.

  • The Cheese Insider

    I recently attended the annual American Cheese Society conference in Providence, Rhode Island. This organization holds an annual conference and competition for its members of the specialty and artisan cheese community.

  • Falling for L’automne

    I have gone on record as a fan of fall. Perhaps it is a melancholic nature, but beautiful decay deeply stirs my heart. Maybe that is why I am such a fan of big, unabashedly malty fall beers, such as that old standby, Oktoberfest.

  • Hans Christian Performs at Woodwalk Gallery

    Cellist and multi-instrumentalist Hans Christian will perform a solo concert on cello, ethnic string instruments, Tibetan bowls, and live looping at Woodwalk Gallery on Sept.

  • Krista Detor Plays Woodwalk Concert Series

    Woodwalk Concert Series welcomes back Krista Detor on Aug. 28. Detor always fills the Woodwalk Gallery barn with musical magic. She is what this concert series is all about: an inspired performer, vocalist and pianist, touching hearts with her earthy, husky voice.

  • Upcoming Seminars at Bjorklunden

    From Sept. 20 – 25, Lawrence University’s Bj?rklunden is offering these seminars: “Exploring How the United States’ Culture of Conflict Creates Political Quagmires” with Laura C.

  • Golf League Results

    Alpine Men’s Golf League (Aug. 18) • Low Gross: A Flight – Bob Manson 36; B Flight – Dennis Krishka 40; C Flight – Jocko Rader 42; D Flight – Rich Johnson 47.

  • A Day On the Green

    Brad Van Pay and his grandson, Brady Van Pay, enjoy a day at The Orchards of Egg Harbor on Aug.

  • Beach Walk Painting

    New Paintings and Jewelry at Edgewood Orchard Gallery

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host an Exhibit VII opening reception on Sept. 5, 4 – 7 pm. The exhibit features the artwork of painters Susan Hale, Tom Nachreiner and Dale Olsen and jeweler Michelle Zjala Winter.

  • Quilts on Display at Harbor Ridge winery

    Area quilters will display their talents again this Labor Day weekend at the 10th annual Quilt Show and Sale, held at Harbor Ridge Winery in Egg Harbor.

  • Raku at Gills Rock Coffee

    Dee Santorini kind of smells like smoke and there’s a residue of ash in her hair. “I’m just taking the last pieces out of my raku kiln,” says Santorini.

  • Angela Lensch Gallery Presents Kay Flick

    Angela Lensch Gallery presents jewelry artist Kay Flick on Sept. 5 and 6, noon to 5 pm. Become acquainted with jewelry that delightfully encompasses metaphysical energies while also providing a bit of pizzazz that perfectly compliments a favorite blouse, dress or t-shirt.

  • Restorative Power of Photography

    Nature’s restorative power serves as inspiration for the Door County Art League Gallery’s artists of the week Aug. 29 – Sept. 4, photographer Clarence Scherer and photographic montage artist Susan Wemmert.

  • From Fragments at Bazyli Studio Wearable Art

    Bazyli Studio Wearable Art invites the community to come and experience their contemporary as well as historical jewelry series titled “Fragments.” Skye and Peter Ciesla are resident artists of this destination gallery a few miles north of Baileys Harbor.

  • Kumboo Technique

    A new collection of work from artist Jim Norton is now available at Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery. Working in the ancient Korean gilding technique, Kumboo, Norton’s pieces are each unique.

  • Getting Ready for the Road

    Wence and Sandra Martinez have been gathering a selection of important works from their collectors in preparation for a comprehensive survey show at Latino Arts in Milwaukee, Sept.


    City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Common Council meets at noon on Sept. 1. County of Door:  The Property Committee meets at 4 pm on Sept.

  • Sturgeon Bay District to Join State Mental Health Initiative

    The Sturgeon Bay School District is one of 27 in the state to participate in the Wisconsin School Mental Health Project, a five-year project to improve students’ emotional well-being and mental health.

  • Our Representatives in the News

    Governor Scott Walker China and international trade issues have become central to the 2016 presidential campaign, especially given that the country’s economic struggles precipitated Monday’s stock market dive.

  • Northern Door Stresses State Strengths

    There was a small attendance for Joel Kitchens at his listening session in the Gibraltar Town Hall on Aug. 25, fluctuating between eight and 12 people during the 90-minute meeting.

  • Board Kicks Building Projects Back to Committee

    At its monthly meeting on Aug. 25, the Door County Board of Supervisors decided to send back to its Property Committee two big-ticket resolutions on funding for Phase III of the proposed Human Services Resource Center and the central ambulance station project – projects that amount to about $9 million.

  • Bulletin

    WHAT HAPPENED • At about 4:42 pm on Saturday, Aug. 22, the Door County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a one-vehicle personal injury crash at the intersection of Hwy.

  • Pro Golf Tips: Life’s a Beach

    It is said by better players that the bunker shot is the easiest shot in golf. While I don’t completely disagree, I would say that most people set themselves up to fail before they ever even arrive to hit their shot.

  • The Forge At The Clearing

    The Clearing Folk School in Ellison Bay has been planning and fundraising for four years to build a building for classes in metal arts and crafts. Well, the time is drawing near for planning to turn into reality – groundbreaking for the building is slated for the spring of 2016.

  • Eye On the Night Sky: Upcoming Lunar Eclipse

    The Lunar Eclipse has, throughout history and cultures, been subject of myth and legend. At varying times and circumstances they have been signs of both good and evil omens.

  • Our County’s Costumer

    This summer, costume design has taken Fish Creek resident Karin Kopischke to London in the 1950s, Ireland in the 2000s, and the American South in the 1980s.

  • Blues On the Bay Set for Aug. 29

    Blues on the Bay will be held Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Ellison Bay Community Park from 3 – 9 pm, rain or shine. Featured musicians include Grammy-winning blues artist Billy Flynn with Mike Morrison on bass and Steve Bass on drums; Chicago blues artist Breezy Rodio; and Door County’s own Mighty Mouth and Dirty Deuce.

  • Breezy Rodio Coming to Blues On the Bay

    Among the stellar lineup of blues musicians who will make their way to the tip of the peninsula for Ellison Bay’s second annual Blues on the Bay on Aug.

  • Feeling Pain

    You know how it is, when science discovers something you knew all along. To know the Nobel Prize and a million bucks went to a scientist who wrote up the research about something you already knew, just hadn’t gotten around to getting it published in the Academy proceedings.

  • ‘West Fork’

    by Tom McKay, trade paperback, 166 pages, East Hall Press, Augustana College, 2014. Tom McKay’s novel West Fork reads at times like a nostalgic Jerry Apps memoir.

  • Questions & Artists: Roberta Raymond

    I was fortunate to meet yet another interesting Door County resident this time after introducing a featured speaker, Tom Nachreiner, to the Door County Art League.

  • What To Do In Door County This Weekend: Aug. 28 – 30

    The final weekend of August is upon us. Do you have your weekend planned out yet? If not, let us give you some help with our top picks for the weekend ahead: Friday, August 28 Monarch Program at The Ridges: Learn a brief overview about the Monarch's life cycle and the species' fall migration.